Hart County Board of Commissioners

Planning Meeting

August 21st, 2000

4:30 p.m.



The Hart County Board of Commissioners met August 21st, 2000 for a planning meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.


Chairman Joel Moore presided with Commissioners Ken Brown, Don Burdick, Harry Hannah and R. C. Oglesby in attendance. Others in attendance were County Administrator Gary Cobb, County Attorney Walter Gordon, Public Works Director Rick Haney, Arch Adams, Eugene Harper, Randy Banister, Barbara King, Ben Pettarelli and a multitude of others as listed on the attachment.


Chairman Moore opened the meeting at 4:30 p.m.


Ben Pettaretti of ACCG was recognized for the purpose of presenting ACCG-Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance renewal package. The bottom line was with a 91% lost ratio; our premium was being increased by 34.6%. The "break even" lost ratio was stated to be 78 1/2%. Positive points were identified as ability to use this program in nearby South Carolina and elsewhere across the county. Further, BCBS administers the COBRA plan for a charge. If we decide to leave the ACCG pool, there is a two-year waiting period to rejoin.


Administrator's Report


        County Administrator Gary Cobb suggested we have two separate agenda items for road projects and recommended the low bidder, Georgia Highway Pavers. He suggested a fixed start date for each contract.

        A meeting to finish the departmental budget reviews. Meeting set for 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2000.

        Requested a BOC meeting to give input to recreation consultant. Meeting set at 4:30 p.m., August 31, 2000.


Commissioners' Reports


Commissioners Burdick requested that the BOC consider asking the DOT to conduct a study of the #29N bridge at the dam due to the increase traffic demands.


Old Business


County Attorney Walter Gordon reviewed changes to the draft ordinance on video and other coin operated machines. There was much discussion on item #7 on page 7. It was the consensus to add the word, "sale".


County Administrator requested that the BOC consider a 30-day moratorium on accepting Arcade License Application, and a delay until Monday August 28th, 2000 before machine registration starts.


New Business


Leave Comprehensive Plan on New Business Agenda however, move board/authority appointment to the Consent Agenda.


Commissioner Burdick asked the BOC to consider the Gaines Court property for possible inclusion in the county road system. Item was discussed and agreed to put on the New Business Agenda.


At 7:35 p.m., Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. As allowed by O.C.G.A. 50-14-2 and 50-14-3. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion passed 5-0. The resolution and affidavit is recorded in the "2000-2001" minutes book.


Regular meeting reconvened at 8:00 p.m. and on motion by Oglesby, second by Burdick, adjourned.




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Joel Moore, Chairman Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator