Hart County Board of Commissioners

January 25th, 2000

7:00 p.m.



The Hart County Board of Commissioners met January 25th, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.


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

            01/10/2000, 01/11/2000


Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to approve the minutes of the meetings held January 10th and January 11th, 2000. Commissioner Burdick provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.


Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities, Etc.


Chairman Moore announced preceding the meeting a video from the Association of County Commissioners called "Georgia's Property Tax Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together" will be viewed.  He said it is a property tax education video.


Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads




County Administrator's Report


County Administrator Gary Cobb reported due to the bad weather over the weekend crews was called in on Sunday at the Road & Maintenance Departments. He said Sheriff Cordell did not have to call in Deputies for extra duty.  He thanked all the employees that worked on Sunday for their dedication.


County Administrator Cobb also reported there was some problems with the backup generators at the Administrative Center and the Jail facility coming on during the bad weather Sunday. He said the Maintenance Shop would be working closely with J & T Service Center to maintain the generators.


Chairman's Report


Chairman Moore reported they would continue with remarks by invited guests, committees, authorities, etc. in future meetings. He said County Auditor Wayne Bowen would be presenting the FY'99 audit report during one of the regular scheduled meetings in February.


Chairman Moore also reported the Complete County Committee Chairman for the 2000 census has been appointed.


Chairman Moore announced January 31st, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. the board will hold a work session to review the Subdivision Ordinance and road-planning program for 2000.


Commissioners' Reports


Commissioner Burdick reported he has discussed the possibility of wavering the $1.00 access fee for tags with Tax Commissioner Phil Hix for individuals that go to the courthouse to pick up their tags. He said Mr. Hix would probably make a suggestion to the board to take action on the matter in the future.


County Administrator Gary Cobb reminded the board they would have to take official action on the matter.


Consent Agenda


County Administrator Gary Cobb read the consent agenda as follows:


Old Business

a.                  Board/Authority appointments (Community Service, Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D

Appoint Joann Shiflet to the Community Service Board to fill the unexpired term of Jean Kidd. Appointment expiration June 30, 2000.

Appoint Kenneth Fleming to the RC&D Council. Appointment expiration is December 31, 2000.


b.                  Award contract/Fire Department beepers & radios

Award contract for the Fire Department beepers & radios to low bidder Communication Service Center at a cost not to exceed $13,284.


Chairman Moore asks if the Fire Chief participated in reviewing the bids. County Administrator Cobb said Mr. Vickery participated in the process. He said Mr. Vickery was concerned with awarding the contract to an out of town vendor when the equipment will need servicing.


c.                  Approve 2000 Elected Officials Qualifying fees as per attachment and authorize their publication in the county legal organ.


d.                  Authorize the recording of the E. R. Snell Paving contract for resurfacing Bakers Bridge & Winding Way.


Commissioner Burdick entered 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.


New Business




Public Comment - Executive Session As Required - Adjournment


Herb Immel reported the Sovereignty Resolution endorsed by the board February 24th, 1998 has been introduced to Congress. He said he has requested Representative Alan Powell to introduce the resolution at the State level and he will be talking with Senator Eddie Madden to support the resolution. Mr. Immel requested the board to ask Representative Powell and Senator Powell to support the issue.


Chairman Moore said that the representatives would be at the Eggs & Issues Breakfast Saturday January 29, 2000 at 8:00 a.m. at the High School cafeteria if Mr. Emmel plans to attend he could speak with them.


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






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Joel Moore, Chairman                                      Lawana Kahn, County Clerk