Hart County Board of Commissioners

Saturday, June 17th, 2000

9:30 a.m.


The Hart County Board of Commissioners met in a called emergency executive session dealing with real estate acquisition at 9:30 a.m., Saturday 17th, June 2000. Chairman Moore presided with Commissioners Brown, Burdick, Hannah and Oglesby and County Attorney Gordon in attendance. Mrs. Wassie Vickery of the Hartwell Sun was notified of the time and purpose of the meeting by telephone late p.m. Friday 16th, June 2000.


Chairman Moore called the meeting to order and explained the conversation he had with Mrs. Jennifer Normanly of GMRDC on Friday p.m. regarding the status of the RAP Grant for the purchase of the Gateway Project property. He reported that: 1) the decision on the award of the RAP Grant would be made on Monday 19th, June 2000; 2) that the award of the entire $500,000 to the Franklin/Hart County application was an almost certainty and 3) that DCA needed assurances that Hart County, as the lead agency on the application, was committed to proceed with the purchase option. It was explained that a final decision needed to be made and whether or not to exercise the option prior to its expiration 21st, June and that DCA needed to be informed of our decision prior to noon Monday 19th, June 2000 or our grant application would be voided. (Withdrawn)


After general discussions it was moved by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Oglesby and unanimously approved to authorize the following:

1)                 That Chairman Moore notify DCA (via Jennifer Normanly) of the board's decision to proceed to purchase the property and not withdraw the RAP Grant application.

2)                 That County Attorney Walter Gordon take the necessary legal steps to execute the option for Hart County to purchase the 120 acres identified for the Gateway Project.


The Commissioners exited executive session on a motion by Commissioner Hannah and approval by Commissioners Brown and Moore (Commissioner Oglesby had left the meeting at the conclusion of the earlier vote).


Following the executive session Chairman Moore inquired as to the best time to meet for a discussion of the SPLOST issues and allocation. It was agreed to hold this SPLOST meeting at 10:00 a.m. Friday 23rd, June. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Commissioner Burdick a second by Commissioner Brown and vote by Commissioners Moore and Hannah.




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Joel Moore, Chairman                                   Harry Hannah, Commissioner



NOTE:            While information and action taken by the B.O.C. was at that time protected; the finalization of this action now makes the contents of this meeting public information.