Hart County Board of Commissioners

November 27th, 2000

Planning Session

4:30 p.m.



Chairman Moore opened the meeting at 4:30 p.m. Those present were: Commissioners Burdick, Brown and Oglesby. Others in attendance were: Gary Cobb, Walter Gordon, Mark Lanford (Hartwell Sun), Nathan Golden (Anderson Independent), Joe Cooper, Blane Harris, Nancy Hardigree, Earl Johnson, Mary Alice Applegate.


County Attorney's Report

        Still working on Randy Banister's paperwork. May have in time for November 28th, 2000 7:00 p.m. BOC meeting.


        Will attend Joint Development Authority meeting on November 27th, 2000.


        Will attend (could be via conference call) a GMA meeting to discuss revisions to the State Open Meetings and Records Code. The BOC and County Administrator offered their comments on the subject.


County Administrator's Report


Mary Alice Applegate addressed the BOC concerning their financial support (matching funds) for the 2nd T-21 Grant which was submitted in July. The requested grant total was $1,000,000, which requires a $420,000 cash (in-kind) match. After exchanging views and asking questions, the BOC said it was reserving their decision until the City of Hartwell makes it's decision. The DDA was asked to meet again after this information was available.


        Holiday Schedule

The schedule of Holidays was discussed as well as the firemen's and employee's appreciation dinner. It was agreed that the county would continue the tradition stated in 1999 asking employees to bring toys for children that would be distributed by DFACS. Additionally, Department Heads may bring door prizes purchased through their personal resources.


        Harry Hannah Proclamation

To be on New Business


        Royston Tax Exempt Bonds for Ty Cobb Hospital

Walter will present during New Business Agenda



Will be considered at the next Planning Session


        Liability Insurance Agent of Record

Skelton Morris Insurance Agency has requested they be named the county's Agent of Record. According to them this is necessary for them to submit their proposal on December 4th, 2000. Another insurance agency has also asked St. Paul for a bid. Since the other agency was first to submit a full package to St. Paul, they have St. Paul's bid even though Skelton Morris Agency was the first to request a bid from St. Paul. After much discussion between the BOC and the County Administrator, the BOC decided not to take action on this specific request stating that all the insurance information is public record and it is available to all under the same conditions.


Chairman's Report


        Chairman Moore reminded BOC of reception December 2nd, 2000 for Franklin County BOC Chairman Lecroy.


        Soil Conservation meeting on December 7th, 2000.


Chairman Moore will try to arrange the meeting with the state officials for 11:00 a.m. December 15th, 2000.


Motion by Commissioner Oglesby, 2nd by Commissioner Brown to adjourn the meeting. Vote 4-0. Time approximately 5:45 p.m.




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Joel Moore, Chairman Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator