5:30 p.m.



The Hart County Board of Commissioners met February 8th, 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 due to an illness.


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 approve the meeting agenda. Commissioner Burdick 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)

            01/17,01/24, 01/25, 01/31/2000


The minutes of January 17, 2000 were not available.


Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to approve the minutes of meetings held January 24th, 25th and 31st 2000. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.


Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities, Etc.


Chairman Moore reported the Complete Count Committee for the year 2000 Census has been recently formed as follows and will meet February 10th, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.

            AARP President                                                       Dewey Vollrath

            Hartwell Housing Authority Director                        Helen Cole

            Golden K President                                                  Robert J Miller

            Ninth District Opportunity                                         Brenda Reeves

            Hart Co. EMS/EMA Director                                   Dan Yeargin

            NAACP Chapter President                                     James Morrison

            H C School Superintendent                         Billy Wood

            DFACS                                                                      Thomas Mullenix

            Senior Citizens Program Director                          Linda Godfrey

            Ministerial Assoc. President                                    Rev. James Shumard

            HC Farm Bureau President                         Larry Haley

            Nancy Hart Literacy Council                                    Emily Gunnells

            HC Extension Svc. Director                         Charles Rice

            HC Chamber of Commerce, Director                    Tenia Workman

            Friendship Force of Lake Hartwell                          Gloria Demetrotion

            Hispanic Community Contact                                  James(Rick) McCurry


Commissioners' Reports




County Administrator's Report




Chairman's Report


Chairman Moore reported the Eggs & Issues Breakfast has been rescheduled for February 12th, 2000. He also reported the Commissioners would be attending the Legislative Breakfast in Atlanta February 15th, 2000.


Commissioners' Reports


Commissioner Burdick reported he recently attended a meeting in Banks County January 27th, 2000 and received information concerning a revolving loan program and has given it to County Administrator Gary Cobb to review.


He also reported Dr. Doug Bachtel spoke at the Hart Partners meeting recently and presented statistics about Hart County that was very informative.


Consent Agenda


County Administrator Gary Cobb read the consent agenda as follows:

a.                  Pre-Bills/Vehicle License Tags

b.                  2000 Bushhogging Contract

c.                  Surplus Property


County Administrator Gary Cobb stated he has received positive remarks concerning pre-bills for vehicle license tags. He said at least ninety percent of the tags fees are mailed in.


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


Old Business




New Business

a.                  First reading revision to Chapter 46, Land Development Standards


County Attorney Walter Gordon reported copies of the Land Development Standards are available through the county clerk. He read through the amendments to the Land Development Standards. He reported the requirements to publish the public notice in the Hartwell Sun has been met. He said the public hearing would be held February 22nd, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.


Chairman Moore said a committee has worked on the Land Development Standards amendment for approximately six months. He also said that state regulations for the DOT, Soil Erosion and EPD have changed and the committee made recommendations according to the state regulations.


Public Comment - Executive Session As Required - Adjournment


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




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Joel Moore, Chairman                                    Lawana Kahn, County Clerk