The Hart County Board of
Chairman Daniel Reyen presided with Commissioners Randy Banister, Ricky Carter and Joey Dorsey in attendance.† Commissioner RC Oglesby was absent.
1. Call to Order
Chairman Reyen called the meeting to order at
Chairman Reyen welcomed those in attendance.
Commissioner Banister offered prayer.
4. Pledge of Allegiance
Everyone stood in observance of the Pledge of Allegiance.
5. Approve Agenda
Commissioner Dorsey entered a motion to approve the agenda, Commissioner Carter offered a second to the motion.† The motion carried 4-0.
6. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
Commissioner Dorsey entered a motion to approve the minutes as amended.† Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion.† The motion carried 4-0.
7. Remarks by Invited Guest, Committees, Authorities
8. Reports by Constitutional Officers & Department Heads
County Attorney Walter Gordon requested that the next
Regular Meeting agenda allow for a lease between the five
The lease would be for the Public Defenderís office
space.† Mr. Gordon explained the office
is located in
∑ LARP list requests to be submitted by the Board.
∑ The Downtown Development Authorityís request to use the grass areas and amphitheater area of the Courthouse grounds for the Arts in Hartwell Festive September 25th.†
Appointments to the
∑ Discussion of the 2004 Tax Digest submitted by the Board of Tax Assessors.
IA Caime reminded the Board of the joint meeting with the
10. ††Chairmanís Report
11. ††Commissionersí Reports
12. ††Consent Agenda
13. ††Old Business
14. ††New Business
a) Request by HCWSA for road cuts within the Rhodella Park Subdivision
County Attorney Gordon, who also serves as the HCWSA legal council, presented the permission request to cut the Rhodella Park Subdivision road thirteen times.
Mr. Gordon explained the need being because of no easements
or ROWs being possible.† The lots within
this subdivision are, for the most part, shallow.† To allow for boring underneath the road,
there has to be enough ROW room for the machinery to operate.†† The waterlines within this subdivision would
connect to the
Commissioner Dorsey questioned why the HCWSA waited until so
late in the project to request these cuttings.†
Attorney Gordon answered this was the correct time to request the
permit.† Commissioner Dorsey asked who
the Engineer on this project was.†
Attorney Gordon answered, Engineering Management located in
Chairman Reyen questioned if there was any bedrock in the area.† HCWSA Director Tony Smith stated it was unknown.†
Commissioner Dorsey asked what the tap fees would be.† Mr. Smith stated a $50.00 deposit would be required.†
Commissioner Banister questioned IA Caime about the long-term effects of cutting the road.†† Mr. Caime stated his concern was for the bump that the concrete might cause.
Commissioner Carter asked IA Caime who would inspect these cuts.† Mr. Caime replied the staff would do an inspection.
Commissioner Dorsey asked how many customer there would be, HCWSA Director Smith stated 40 or about 95% of the area population.
Commissioner Dorsey entered a motion to deny the cut permission.† Also, for the HCWSA to obtain as many easements and ROWís as possible, then come back before the Board with the request.† Commissioner Carter gave a second to the motion.† The motion carried 4-0.
b) Request for SPLOST II Budget Amendment-HCWSA
†Tony Smith, Director
HCWSA requested that $11,810 be transferred from the
Commissioner Banister asked IA Caime if the SPLOST II cash flow would allow for this transfer.† IA Caime answered in the affirmative.† Commissioner Banister further questioned how the $190,000 budget overage would be met by the HCWSA.† Mr. Smith stated the funds would be drawn from grant funds being held in an Office of the Treasury Georgia Fund One investment account.†
Commissioner Dorsey entered a motion to allow the SPLOST II budget line items transfer.† Commissioner Carter gave a second to the motion.† The motion carried 4-0.
15. ††Public Comment
Citizens living on a private road named
County Attorney Gordon explained that this road was scraped at least once by the County in the early 1990ís which resulted in a lawsuit being brought against the County by a landowner near the entrance to this road.
After some discussion by the BOC, the Board decided to further research this issue.
16. ††Executive Session
Commissioner Banister entered a motion to adjourn the meeting.† Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion.† The motion carried 4-0.
Daniel W. Reyen, Chairman†††††††††††††††††††††††† Betty Floyd,Deputy County Clerk