Hart County Board of Commissioners

September 25th, 2000

Planning Session


The Hart County Board of Commissioners met September 25th, 2000 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.


Present: Commissioner Oglesby, Brown and Burdick. Others attending were Mark Lanford (Hartwell Sun), Rick Haney, Krista Haney, Gary Cobb and Kenneth Peeples.


Vice-Chairman Oglesby opened the meeting. Mr. Peeples was recognized. He stated that Kings Bench Road had been started and requested a start date extension on Ridge Road to Wednesday September 28, 2000. Motion by Commissioner Burdick, second by Commissioner Brown that extension as requested be granted. Motion passed 3-0.


Mr. Cantrel and Mr. Hayes were recognized. They explained their situation and asked whether a variance could be granted to the Land Development Standards to enable them to subdivide their property. The Commissioners advised they should follow established proceedings in the ordinance. County Administrator Gary Cobb reported he had spoken to their attorney on the 25th and he understood the procedure.


Mr. Ray of Flat Shoals Road was recognized. He inquired as to the status of the Flat Shoals Bridge Improvement Project. Rick had contacted the DOT who said it was an open contract with no funding. Rick was requested to write the DOT and confirm his telephone conservation.


Mr. Joey Smith was next recognized. He addressed the BOC on the trees that were removed from the Courthouse Square and also the tree that was removed at the DFACS Building. He questioned the process we used and stated he believed the bidding was not done correctly.


Administrator's Report


        FY'01 Pay Plan Policy, Pay Grade Classification Plan and Expense Reimbursement Policy changes and updates were presented. Commissioner Burdick recommended the addition of the word "generally" to the policy on meal reimbursement. Items directed to the Consent Agenda.

        The Paving Invoice for the recent work at the Franklin-Hart County Airport was discussed. It was directed to the Consent Agenda.

        The Proposed Purchasing Policy that was discussed at the previous meeting was revisited for further discussion. It was agreed to be on the agenda.

        LARP List

In compiling the LAPR list, the Public Works Director was directed to select five roads from each District and rate them the same as the DOT rates them.


In other road related business, the Public Works Director was asked 1) do a total mileage of all county roads by district, 2) check out and apply for 80% resurfacing of the four roads which are in the Federal Road System.


Commissioners' Reports


1.                  Walter to review the difference in church owned and church leased property as it pertains to the beer & wine ordinance.

2.                  Rick was asked to check with the DOT on ways to handle 18-wheelers using Langford Road.

3.                  Walter to review ROW documents on Pallet Road. Item to be on the next meeting agenda.

4.                  Remove Gaines Court from the agenda.

5.                  County Administrator to check out State Contract pricing on pickup trucks.

Motion by Commission Brown, second by Commissioner Burdick to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter. Motion passed 3-0. The affidavit and resolution as required by O.C.G.A. is recorded in the "2000-2001" minutes book.


Motion by Commissioner Brown, second by Commissioner Burdick to exit executive session. Motion passed 3-0.


Planning Meeting adjourned.




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R. C. Oglesby, Vice-Chairman Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator