Hart County Board of Commissioners

February 26th, 2002

7:00 p.m.

 

The Hart County Board of Commissioners met February 26th, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.

 

Chairman Joey Dorsey presided with Commissioners Randy Banister, Ken Brown, Don Burdick and R. C. Oglesby in attendance.

 

Call to Order, Welcome, Moment of Silence

 

Chairman Dorsey called the meeting to order, welcomed those in attendance and called for a moment of silence.

 

Approve Agenda

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to amend and approve the agenda to include the following New Business items:

13 e) Haugh Subdivision

f)        Resurfacing List - McIsbury Court

g)     Replacement Bridge - Hoke Hill Road

h)      General Fund Budget Amendment - Road Department

 

Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

2/12th '02

 

Commissioner Banister entered a motion to approve the minutes of February 12th, 2002 meeting. Commissioner Burdick provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities, Etc.

None

 

Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads

None

 

County Administrator's Report

 

County Administrator Gary Cobb reported that he attended a meeting at the Army Corp of Engineers recently. He reported that power was generated at the Hartwell Dam twice a day and that the only water being released is what is required to keep the pool level up at Lake Russell.

 

Chairman's Report

 

Chairman Dorsey reported that he and Commissioner Brown attended a meeting with Representative Powell to discuss LARP funding. He also reported that the commissioners visited the Franklin/Hart Airport facility.

 

Commissioners' Reports

 

Commissioner Burdick reported that used motor oil could be taken to the Chevron Station, Advanced Auto Parts and Quick Lube in Hartwell for disposal at no charge.

 

Consent Agenda

None

 

Old Business

a.                  Norman Cooke Subdivision (tabled 2/12/02)

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to remove the item from the table for discussion. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Environmental Health Specialist Gary Helmuth explained that subdividing the tract of land into two lots would be in direct conflict with the Board of Health guidelines and the existing county ordinance. He said there is no enforcement action required for the existing lot if the sewage system needed to be repaired. However, if the lots were subdivided the Board of Health could not issue a permit to install a new system due to the lot size.

 

County Attorney Walter Gordon remarked that the surveyor's certification under the current ordinance would have been sufficient to record the plat without board approval.

 

Commissioner Burdick expressed concern that future property owners needed to be protected. Attorney Gordon explained that the plat could have a covenant attached to share ownership of the septic system and the well. He offered to discuss this matter with Mr. Cooke's attorney. He suggested that the landowners reconsider their request to subdivide the land.

 

Mr. Cooke asked the board to consider the subdivision request.

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to table the matter. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

b.                  Second Reading of Proposed Change to Order of Business

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to remove the item from the table for discussion. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

County Administrator Cobb read the proposed changes to the Order of Business. Chairman Dorsey added that Elbert and Madison County has the same agenda as proposed.

 

New Business

 

a.                  Detention Center Health Care Services

 

Sheriff Cleveland explained that Elbert, Lincoln and Wilkes County are currently contracting inmate health care services with Detention Center Health Care Services.

 

Bruce Bailey representing Detention Health Care Services gave an overview of the medical services that is provided through the company. He explained that they use local physicians and that they provide health screening for all the inmates.

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to contract with Detention Center Health Care Services for a ninety-day probation period at a basis charge of $2,000 per month. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

b.                  Bid Opening - Tennis Court Resurfacing

 

The following companies submitted sealed bids for the Tennis Court Resurfacing project:

        Premier Coating Company $10,800.00

        Seal Master Pavement $17,844.41

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to defer the bids to the County Administrator, Public Works Director and Recreation Director. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

c.                  Bid Opening - Paving

 

The following companies submitted sealed bids for first time paving for road construction and/or paving:

        Carnes Construction Co. Inc.

        Sloan Construction Co. Inc.

        E. R. Snell Contractor Inc.

        Blount Construction Co. Inc.

        APAC Georgia Inc.

        E. J. Breneman, L.P.

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to defer the bids to the County Administrator, Public Works Director and the Chairman to review for recommendation. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

d.                  Bid Opening - EMS Vehicle

 

The following companies submitted sealed bids for the EMS Vehicle:

        Peach State Ambulance Co.

        Taylor Made Ambulance Co.

        Wheeled Coach Ind.

        Emergency Vehicle Sales

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to defer the bids to the County Administrator, EMS Director and the Chairman to make a recommendation. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

e.                  Haugh Subdivision

 

County Attorney Gordon explained that the board would not have to take any action on the matter since it was needed as a financial transaction.

 

f.                    Re-surfacing List - McIsbury Court

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to place McIsbury Court on the resurfacing list to be completed while resurfacing the end of Breezy Point. Chairman Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

g.                  Replacement Bridge - Hoke Hill Road

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to replace the wooden bridge on Hoke Hill Road with culvert to be purchased out the 1% SPLOST II funds. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

h.                  General Fund Budget Amendment - Roads

 

County Administrator Cobb explained that the boom truck is in need of repairing and the outside labor budget would not have sufficient funds to do the necessary repairs. He recommended that the parts/repair line item be decreased and increase the outside labor budget by in the same amount, $6,000.

 

Commissioner Burdick entered a motion to amend the Road Department line item 52.2206 by increasing it $6,000 and decreasing 53.1750 by $6,000. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Public Comment

None

 

Executive Session

a.                  Personnel Matters

 

Commissioner Brown entered a motion to exit into executive session to discuss personnel matters as required by O.C.G.A. 50-14-2, 50-14-3 & 50-14-4(b). Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0. The resolution & affidavit are recorded in the "2002" minutes book.

 

Commissioner Brown entered a motion to exit executive session and convene into regular session. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Adjournment

 

Commissioner Oglesby entered a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

 

 

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Joey Dorsey, Chairman Lawana Kahn, County Clerk