The Hart County Board of
Chairman Joel Moore presided with Commissioners Don Burdick, Harry Hannah and R. C. Oglesby in attendance. Commissioner Ken Brown absent.
Call to Order, Welcome, Moment of Silence
Chairman Moore called the meeting to order, welcomed those in attendance and called for a moment of silence.
Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to approve the meeting agenda as presented. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The agenda is recorded in the "2000-2001" minutes book.
Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
09/25th, 09/26th, 2000
Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to approve the minutes of the meetings held September 25th and 26th, 2000 as presented. Commissioner Burdick provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities, Etc.
a. Deborah Gaines/Clean & Beautiful
Ms. Gaines, Clean & Beautiful
Coordinator, reported she is working with High School students on a recycling
program, goes into schools to promote recycling, does radio programs, speaks at
civic clubs and is asking for volunteers for adopt a highway program. Ms.
Gaines reported Representative Allen Powell would be the guest speaker at the
Clean & Beautiful recognition dinner for volunteers to be held
Commissioner Burdick invited couples to get involved in the adopt a highway program.
Chairman Moore thanked Ms. Gaines for her participation in the Clean & Beautiful program.
Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads
Attorney Gordon also wanted to
verify matters with regards to the beer and wine application submitted by
Curran Smith and discussed at the
County Administrator Gary Cobb did not have anything to report.
Chairman Moore reported he
attended the ACCG Legislative Planning Session
Chairman Moore also made a public
announcement of a series of Public Information Meetings to discuss the need,
uses, and other details concerning the Special Local Option Sales Tax that will
be on the
Bio, Nancy Hart
Goldmine, Bowersville, Vanna
Central, City of
Commissioner Burdick remarked that anyone could attend any meetings held by the Board of Commissioners.
a. FY'01 LARP List
b. Pallet Road
c. Land Development Standards variance/Hays et al property
d. Job Description/Road Dept. Foreman
e. Job Title change/Chief Jailer to Jail Administrator
Chairman Moore requested item a. FY'01 LARP list be moved to New Business.
Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to approve the Consent Agenda and move FY'01 LARP list to New Business. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The Consent Agenda is recorded in the "2000-2001" minutes book.
Commissioner Hannah entered a motion
Commissioner Oglesby stated he wanted to clarify that he did not accuse anyone of being a racist and opposed a statement by Paul Martin at a Planning Session he attended.
Commissioner Hannah said Florence
Gaines, the previous owner of the property on
Chairman Moore said Commissioner
Oglesby who contended the issue was a racial decision personally attacked him.
He said Mr. Martin has met the requirements, the
Commissioner Oglesby remarked that he did not say Chairman Moore was a racist.
Commissioner Oglesby opposed
a. FY'01 LARP List
Chairman Moore explained the LARP list has fourteen county roads for resurfacing on it and the board is asking the Legislators to support the request.
After discussing the issue, Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to remove 12 and 13 from the list and submit as a separate program for Federal assistance. Commissioner Burdick provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
J. B. Weaver explained the experience he has had with the Tax Assessors' office over an appeal of his tax assessment. He reported he presented his case and is disappointed with Tax Assessor Ken Fetta, in that he would not take in consideration a track of land that is all timber. He said Margaret Crossley remarked that they don't consider timber unless there is a timber deed. Of which, he felt was breaking the law. He voiced his disappointment that he is not allowed an exemption for utility lines crossing a section of his property and his farm value is higher than others in the area. He said he requested and received a copy of the tax digest on a compact disc, which he could not retrieve information he needed. He said in summary the government gives utilities companies a right to run a right-of-way across property that property owner can not utilize and is hard to sell.
Virgil Ayers remarked that the
county is in violation of the Land Development Standards Ordinance by accepting
Mr. Ayers inquired about the
consolidation of the City of
Chairman Moore responded it will take one additional employee and currently the county has three full time and three part time employees for dispatching.
Commissioner Burdick reported the new 911 system would enhance the service that is now provided.
Chairman Moore reported the 911 committee has reviewed four vendors to supply the 911 enhancement and have not made a decision yet.
Commissioner Oglesby remarked that a final decision has not been made to consolidate dispatching.
Commissioner Burdick responded
that the City of
Mr. Ayers wanted to know about
the status of resurfacing
Wade Fleming complained about a road being blocked by an individual years ago that goes to property owned by him. Commissioner Oglesby asked if the road was a county, public or private road. Mr. Fleming responded the road was a private road. Commissioner Oglesby stated the county couldn't work a private road.
Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Joel Moore, Chairman Lawana Kahn,