Hart County Board of Commissioners

April 11th, 2000

5:30 p.m.

 

The Hart County Board of Commissioners met April 11th, 2000 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.

 

Chairman Joel Moore presided with Commissioners Ken Brown, Don Burdick and Harry Hannah in attendance. Commissioner R. C. Oglesby absent.

 

Call to Order, Welcome, Moment of Silence

 

Chairman Moore called the meeting to order, welcomed those in attendance and offered a moment of silence.

 

Approve Agenda

 

Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to modify the agenda to include an amendment to the bushhog contract. He also entered a motion to approve the agenda as amended. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The agenda is recorded in the "1999-2000" minutes book.

 

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

3/27, 3/28, 4/05/00

 

Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to approve the minutes of the meetings held March 27th, 28th and April 5th, 2000. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities, Etc.

None

 

Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads

None

 

County Administrator's Report

 

County Administrator Gary S. Cobb reported the county will not be held responsible for any signs that are on the county right-of-way that may be damaged during the bushhog season. He said the county does not have an ordinance pertaining to installation of signs along the road. He suggested signs be removed that will be on the right-of-way before Mr. Leard starts bushhogging.

 

Chairman's Report

 

Chairman Moore reported the new DFACS facility is nearing completion and they will announce the grand opening.

 

Consent Agenda

a.                  Evergreen Lane

 

County Administrator Gary Cobb announced the right-of-ways have been acquired for Evergreen Lane.

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The Consent Agenda is recorded in the "1999-2000" minutes book.

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

a.                  Bids/Grading, base, paving county roads

 

The following companies submitted bids for grading, base and paving 9.35 miles of county roads.

        Thompson Construction base & paving $1,881,698.10

        Teasley Grading grading 131,700.00

        GA. Highway Pavers base & paving 1,695,044.00

        Ethridge Grading & Backhoe grading 228,546.58

        Tugaloo Construction base & paving 1,620,310.44

        E. R. Snell grading,base & paving 2,446,660.17

        Martin Grading grading 273,513.96

 

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to refer the grading, base and paving bids to the County Administrator and Public Works Director for their consideration and analysis and recommendation at the next meeting. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

b.                  Bids/Sheriff Patrol cars

 

County Administrator Gary Cobb reported the county advertised in the Hartwell Sun and the Atlanta newspaper for bids for the patrol cars and did not receive any bids.

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to solicit proposals for the purchase of up to two patrol cars and make recommendation to the commissioners. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

c.                  Award Jimmy L. Davis Inc contract for Courthouse/Annex space modifications

 

Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to award Jimmy L. Davis Co. a $15,097 contract for Tasks 1, 2, and 3 of the Courthouse/Annex Space Modification Project contingent upon signing contract prepared by the County Attorney. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

d.                  Amend General Fund Budget to partially fund Courthouse/annex space modifications

 

Commissioner Brown entered a motion to adopt the budget amendment resolution to provide funding for the space modifications. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The budget amendment is recorded in the "1999-2000" minutes book.

 

e.                  Bushhog amendment

 

County Administrator Gary Cobb explained the EPD has inspected the landfill and recommended the area be bushhogged. He said that bushhogging the area will help preserve the soil cap. Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to amend the bushhog contract to include cutting 60 acres at the landfill at a cost of $2,100. and be paid out of the tipping fee account. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Comment - Executive Session As Required - Adjournment

 

County Attorney Walter Gordon thanked the commissioners for allowing his Associate Kim Wilkerson to take over in his absence. He explained he visited New South Wales and examined local governments and profited from the experience. He said their concerns in that area is similar to Hart County's.

Ms. Emmel asked about the time frame for the signs to come down that are on the county right-of-ways and how long will they remain down.

 

County Administrator Gary Cobb said the county does not have an ordinance pertaining to signs on right-of-ways.

 

Chairman Moore said the county is not obligated to replace signs that are on the right-of-ways if the bushhog crew damages them.

 

Commissioner Brown entered a motion for the meeting to adjourn. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

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Joel Moore, Chairman Lawana Kahn, County Clerk