Hart County Board of Commissioners

September 9th, 2002

4:00 p.m.


The Hart County Board of Commissioners met September 9th, 2002 for a called work session at the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.


Meeting called to order at 4:00 p.m. Commissioners present was Banister, Burdick, Dorsey and Oglesby. Also present were Gary Cobb and Jeff Schenck (Hartwell Sun).


The County Administrator discussed his proposal to increase certain county fees and impose several additional fees. The BOC discussed each fee separately and took the following action:


1.     Alcoholic Beverage

On-premise                      $1,600

Off-premise                      $   800


Motion by Burdick, 2nd by Banister. Vote 4-0 to approve.


2.     Tipping fee                      $    42/ton


Motion by Oglesby, 2nd by Burdick. Vote 4-0 to approve.


3.     Erosion Control Permit

Less than 5A                    $    25

5A and larger                             $  100


Motion by Oglesby, 2nd by Banister. Vote 4-0 to approve.


4.     Mobile Home Transport Permit    $25


Motion by Burdick, 2nd by Oglesby. Vote 4-0 to approve.


5.     Building Permit

$1,500 or less                            $  0

Greater than $1,500                             $ 15


Motion by Oglesby, 2nd by Burdick. Vote 3-1 to approve. Chairman Dorsey opposed.


6.     Development Review Fee


2 lots                                        $   0

3-5 lots                                     $100

Greater than 5 lots                      $500

(Fees only applicable if one or more utilities are required: roads, water system, Storm Water Management)



Less than 1A                              $  200

1A to 5A                                   $  500

Greater than 5A                         $1,000


7.     Literacy Center Lower Level Meeting Space

Fee              Deposit


a.      Meetings/conferences                 

              Non-Profit/Civic                      $  0              $  50 (1)

              For Profit (half day)                $100

                          (full day)                 $150

          For Profit (multiple days)             $100/extra day


          b.  Receptions                            $250            $75 (1)


          c.  Other events                          See County Administrator


(1)     deposit required 48 hours in advance and is refundable if space cleaned to satisfaction of Literacy Center Staff.


Motion by Burdick, 2nd by Oglesby. Vote 4-0 to approve.


The remainder of the work session was spent reviewing the remaining thirteen special revenue funds. Also discussed were a 5-year budget for both SPLOST I and SPLOST II. All funds are forecasted to either end FY03 with a net revenue with the exception of SPLOST I and the Jail Surcharge Fund. Both however will have a positive fund balance but the Jail Surcharge fund balance is expected to drop to around $100. The cash flow in the SPLOST II fund will be very “tight” throughout FY03. There is not much room to accommodate budget amendments. The next and probably final budget work session was tentively set for Monday, September 16, 2002. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.




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Joey Dorsey, Chairman                             Gary S. Cobb, County Administrator