Hart County Board of Commissioners
April 10th, 2000
The Hart County Board of Commissioners met April 10th, 2000 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.
Chairman Moore presided with Commissioners Ken Brown, Don Burdick, Harry Hannah and R. C. Oglesby in attendance. Others in attendance were County Administrator Gary S. Cobb, County Attorney Walter Gordon, Public Works Director Rick Haney, Sun Reporter Mark Lanford, county residents Gary White and Don Grebba.
Chairman Moore gave some introductory comments. Commissioner Burdick suggested the board ask Mr. Harris, a member of the Mental Health Board, to be the invited guests at an upcoming meeting.
Mr. Grebba addressed the board concerning his situation with his house being built, under the direction of Mr. Seay (Soil Conservation), in what is now defined as the flood plain. Specifically he asked the BOC to join the FEMA Flood Insurance Program. He presently can not buy flood insurance and this would be an extreme hardship when he attempts to sell his property. There was a lengthy discussion of the pros and cons of joining the FEMA program and the costs to the county versus benefits for citizens. Chairman Moore stated that matter would be taken under advisement.
County Administrator's Report
· BOC was briefed on the status of hiring the Fire Training Officer. Commissioner Oglesby will represent the BOC on the interview team.
· BOC was briefed on the June 30, 2000 projected sunset date for the current SPLOST. Although this is the tentative date, it will be closely monitored over the next 30 days.
· Rick Haney briefed the BOC on his revised in-house paving efforts. The revision was necessary to include dump truck rental costs.
· Proposals for the Courthouse/Annex space modifications were presented with a recommendation on contractor and funding. Matter to be placed on the meeting agenda of April 11th, 2000 under New Business.
· DDA requested and received permission to use the Courthouse Square for the Pre-Fourth Extravaganza.
April 20 - 9:30 a.m. Project Gateway
April 27 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Workshop
May 12 State DOT meeting
· Proposed November SPLOST vote
(a) Need to notify cities in advance of meetings to discuss this matter
(b) Suggested contacting BOE to review the methods they used to project sales tax revenues for the next five years
· DFACS Building very near completion
An open house will be announced later
Commissioner Brown requested that Evergreen Lane be accepted as a county road and maintained as a dirt road. Subject to be placed on the Consent Agenda. During this discussion, Gaines Court in Chairman Moore's district was also to be placed on the Consent Agenda.
Commissioner Burdick questioned the paving sequence voted on at the previous meeting. Road Superintendent Ronnie Dickerson suggested an alternative sequence. Motions by Commissioner Hannah, second by Commissioner Burdick, that paving sequence by district, be: 5, 3, 1, 2, 4. With Chairman Moore abstaining, motion passed 3 - 0. Commissioner Oglesby was not present at time of vote.
Several parcels of land suitable for recreational development were discussed. No action was taken.
County Attorney Gordon discussed a recent letter he had received from a citizen concerning their dissatisfaction with the results and process used to adopt the revision to the Land Development Standards Ordinance.
Joel Moore, Chairman Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator