Hart County Board of Commissioners

Planning Session

August 7th, 2000


The Hart County Board of Commissioners met August 7th, 2000 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.


Chairman Moore opened the planning session at 4:30 p.m.


Those in attendance were as follows: All BOC members, County Administrator Gary S. Cobb, County Attorney Walter Gordon, Public Works Director Rick Haney, Sun Reporter Mark Lanford, Dell Wideman and Kevin Lemmens.


County Administrator's Report


        Sam's Club Membership Drive

Sam's Club has offered Hart County Employee's incentive to sign up for a membership if we do it on site. Such an activity would be after work hours and we would provide information before hand to the employees. We are in no way involved financially in this membership. BOC gave approval.


        Budget Preparation

The County Administrator proposed Monday and Tuesday the 14th and 15th of August as days for the BOC to meet with the constitutional officers and selected Department Heads. The schedule was accepted with the Library and Extension Service added.


        Sheriff Elect

The BOC agreed to "sponsor" the Sheriff elect to attend various training classes prior to January 1st, 2001 with the provision that no county funds are expended.


        Wooden Bridge Grant

BOC agreed to put proposed amendment to Wooden Bridge Grant on the Consent Agenda. Amendment is to replace the vehicular bridge with two (2) pedestrian bridges. Bridges are located at present Recreation Park.


        No appointments to be considered at this time. Openings exist on Joint Development Authority and Community Service Board.


        Recreation Consultant

A recommendation to name Robert and Company as the consultant for the new recreation park master plan was presented. BOC directed action to the Consent Agenda.


        Road Adoption Policy

Changes to policy were discussed. Matter will be further considered at the scheduled August 14th, 2000 Roads Planning Session.


        Bowersville Reimbursement

County Administrator presented a request for reimbursement for expenditures on R-O-W in Bowersville. BOC directed action to the Consent Agenda.


Chairman's Report


        County Administrator requested to notify all BOC candidates of the August 14th, and 15th Budget meetings.


        E911 Ad Hoc Committee to meet at 9:00 a.m. August 10th, 2000 to hear presentations from four (4) vendors.


        Ask the City Fire Marshall to be in attendance at the August 8th, 2000 meeting to maintain building occupancy limits.


        Ask County Administrator to update BOC on Literacy Center Status, which he did.


Commissioners' Reports


        Commissioner Oglesby asked that the Street Numbering Ordinance be reviewed to determine whether it is being followed, especially in Mobile Home Parks.


County Attorney's Report


County Attorney Gordon reported the status of his investigation of a possible Ordinance to monitor and regulate video arcades. He presented several approaches. There was considerable discussion of the matter. The visitor, Kevin Lemmens identified himself as an employee of McDonald's Amusements. He updated the Commissioners on their plans for the 29N establishments. He assured the BOC that they would strictly follow the law and any employee who broke the law would be terminated.


The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.




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Joel Moore, Chairman Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator