Hart County Board of Commissioners

October 28th, 2003

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

The Hart County Board of Commissioners met October 28th, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.

 

Chairman Randy Banister presided with Commissioners R C Oglesby, Daniel Reyen, Ricky Carter and Joey Dorsey in attendance.

 

1.                  Call to Order

 

Chairman Banister called the meeting to order.

 

2.                  Welcome

 

Chairman Banister welcomed those in attendance.

 

3.                  Prayer

 

Commissioner Dorsey offered prayer.

 

4.                  Pledge of Allegiance

 

Everyone stood in observance of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

5.                  Approve Agenda

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to amend and approve the meeting agenda as follows:

Add Item 12 a Thomas, Taff and Ramos Subdivisions

Add Item 14 g Recreation Park Basketball Fee Discussion

Add Item 14 h Track hoe purchase

Add Item 16 a Pending Litigation

 

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

 

6.                  Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

10/14/03 Regular Meeting

 

Commissioner Reyen entertained a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held October 14th, 2003. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

7.                  Remarks by Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities

None

 

8.                  Reports by Constitutional Officers & Department Heads

None

 

9.                  County Administrator's Report

 

Interim Administrator Jon Caime announced that the Department of Revenue Commissioner will appoint an independent performance review board within thirty days to examine the Hart County Board of Tax Assessors.

 

Interim Administrator Caime distributed a copy of the 2003 audit for the Joint Development Authority.

 

He announced that he is currently working on the bids for batteries. He also presented copies of the unaudited results of FY'03 general fund budget.

 

10.              Chairman's Report

 

Chairman Banister requested scheduling a work session to discuss roads. He also suggested that the commissioners begin thinking of names to submit for the Board of Tax Assessors.

 

11.              Commissioners' Reports

 

Commissioner Reyen distributed an article from the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution focusing on rural counties without zoning is being targeted for urban trash. He also remarked that a lawsuit has been filed against Franklin County for a proposed construction and demolition landfill. Adding that "guess we're protected in Hart County" against trash being hauled in from urban counties.

 

Commissioner Dorsey stated that Hart County has an ordinance prohibiting landfills and dumps.

 

12.              Consent Agenda

        Thomas, Taff and Ramos Subdivisions

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

13.              Old Business

a) Second Reading to Amend Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance (fees)

 

Attorney Walter Gordon read the amended ordinance. Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to accept the amended ordinance as the second reading. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

b)      Water Permit Trading Resolution

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to adopt the Water Permit Trading Resolution. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0. The Water Permit Trading Resolution is recorded in the minutes book.

 

c)       Discussion on Fees Resolution

 

Attorney Gordon explained that the Fees Resolution would allow the Board to amend various fees without having to amend the county ordinance.

 

No action was taken.

 

14.              New Business

a) Bid award Patrol Cars

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to award the bid for three 2004 patrol cars @$19,993 each and one 2003 patrol car @ $18,500 to James Short Ford. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

b)      Presentation of Fire Department Long Range Plan

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve the Fire Department Long Range Plan. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

c)       Discussion of Adding Foam to Shoal Creek Fire Truck

 

Fire Chief Billy Ray Vickery reported that the cost to install foam on the two new fire trucks that are on order through Eone is $4,500 each. He stated that he is applying for a grant from Georgia Forestry in the amount of $5,000 to offset the cost of the equipment.

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve 1%SPLOST allocations to add foam to the new trucks. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

d)      Dissolution of Chapter 34 Soil and Erosion Control Ordinance 1st reading

 

Commissioner Dorsey entertained a motion to accept the repeal of this ordinance as the first reading. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 4-1 (Commissioner Reyen opposed).

 

During further discussion after the vote, Commissioner Reyen explained that he voted in opposition because of his concern that we would not be able to regulate potential landfills being placed in the County. The Board decided to examine the control of landfills at the next meeting.

 

e)       Discussion Kings Bench Cul-de-sac

 

Property owner Robert Savage requested Kings Bench cul-de-sac paved to the county right-of-way. He stated that if he extends his driveway to meet the asphalt it will cut off his neighbor's access to his property.

 

After discussing the matter at length, Commissioner Reyen entertained a motion to table the matter until the county attorney could review the plat and the parameters of the DOT paving contract. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 3-2 (Commissioners Oglesby and Dorsey opposed).

 

f)        Discussion Winter Lane

 

Interim Administrator Caime reported that Winter Lane road paving project is underway and the original estimate of $31,000 for the project needs to be increased to $35,000 to meet more stringent DOT requirements.

 

No action was taken.

 

g)       Recreation Basketball Fees

 

Commissioner Reyen entertained a motion to increase the basketball sign up fees by $5. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 3-2 (Commissioners Oglesby and Dorsey opposed).

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to table the gate fees and security issues. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

h) Trackhoe Purchase

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to purchase a used Trackhoe and increase the budget to cover the cost. Commissioner Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

15.              Public Comment

None

 

16.              Executive Session

a) Pending Litigation

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to exit into Executive Session as required by OCGA 50-14-2, 50-14-3 and 50-14-4(b). Commissioner Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

 

17.              Adjournment

 

With no further action taken during Executive Session, Commissioner Reyen entertained a motion to exit Executive Session. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

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Randy D. Banister, Chairman Lawana Kahn, County Clerk