Hart County Board of Commissioners

Planning Session

February 7th, 2000

4:30 p.m.



Chairman Moore called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. Those present were Commissioners Brown, Burdick, Hannah and Oglesby. Also present were County Attorney Walter Gordon, County Administrator Gary Cobb, Public Works Director Rick Haney, Reporters Mark Lanford, Jennifer Paynter and local residents Charles Sanford and Tom Hardigree.


Mr. Sanford and Mr. Hardigree discussed their proposed development requesting an experimental status. Their desire is to build a "private" community where the community association would own and maintain the roads. They said it would not be a gated community. From the discussion, the only variance from our present Land Development Ordinance was a short length of right-of-way at the entrance was only 30' wide and their desire for a private community. The BOC said they would study the matter, especially the proposed Homeowners Document.


County Administrator's Report


1.                  Surplus vehicle/equipment list

The BOC was requested to consider declaring certain vehicle/equipment as surplus so the items can be sold. BOC direction was to put the item on the Consent Agenda. They further requested that other jurisdictions be invited to participate.


2.                  Bushhogging Contract

After discussion of the experience last year in the area and given our contract allows for renewal at the same rate, County Administrator Gary Cobb was directed to discuss the matter with Mr. Alton Leard and if he is agreeable place the matter on the Consent Agenda.


3.                  Appointments

Brief discussion on 3/31/00 appointment to the Water/Sewer Authority.


4.                  Current Recreation Property Projects

List distributed on current projects to the BOC.


5.                  Five Year Plan

Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan was distributed under separate cover. Request Made and granted to have Recreation Director and Advisory Board present plan at the February 21st, 2000 Planning Session.


6.         Office Space

            Status of office space was presented.


7.         Surplus Property

Surplus property was reviewed. Property to be put on the Consent Agenda to be officially surplused in preparation of selling.


8.                  Roads Discussion

The Roads Spreadsheet from the January 31st, 2000 Planning Session was shortened showing only priority roads. After much discussion, BOC directed that costs for grading all dirt roads on short list be calculated without regard to their right-of-way situation. The BOC would then review to determine how much funding should be done for resurfacing.


Chairman's Report


1.                  BOC should respond to budget reduction of LARP funds.

2.                  Eggs & Issues on February 12th.


3.                  Must determine best use of remaining SPLOST funds allocated to the Fire

Department to achieve ISO reduction.


4.                  Must move forward to hire Fire Training officer. County Administrator to have job description available on February 21st, 2000.


Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to enter Executive Session to discuss potential litigation and personnel issues at 7:00 p.m. and to adopt the resolution and affidavit as required. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The resolution and affidavit is recorded in the "1999-2000" minutes book.


With no further action taken during executive session motion was made the planning session reconvened at 8:30 p.m. and the meeting was adjourned.




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Joel Moore, Chairman                                       Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator