Hart County Board of Commissioners

September 14th, 2004

5:30 p.m.

 

The Hart County Board of Commissioners met September 14th, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.

 

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

 

  1. Call to Order

Chairman Reyen called the meeting to order.

 

  1. Welcome

Chairman Reyen welcomed those in attendance.

 

  1. Prayer

Rev. Mike Griffin offered prayer.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

Everyone stood in observance of the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Approve Agenda

Commissioner Dorsey entertained a motion to amend and approve the agenda to include Larry Poole under Remarks by Invited Guests, etc. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
    • 8/23/04 BOC Work Session
    • 8/24/04 Peer Review Work Session
    • 8/24/04 BOC Regular Meeting
    • 8/31/04 Peer Review Work Session
    • 9/01/04 BOC Work Session
    • 9/08/04 BOC Work Session

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. Remarks By Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities
    • Larry Poole-Request waiver rental fee-Senior Center

Larry Poole, Executive Director Hart Partners, requested use of the Senior Center to hold adult parenting classes at no cost for approximately eight weeks. He said that they would look for opportunities to contribute funds for the upkeep of the facility.

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to waive the rental fee for use of the Senior Center to Hart Partners. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads

        Ray Lewis - Funding Requests

Chief Registrar Ray Lewis requested an additional $1,500 for postage to send out notification to the Hartwell voting precinct of the change from the National Guard Armory to the Recreation facility and the change in venue for the Bowersville precinct.

 

Commissioner Banister entertained a motion to approve the funding request contingent on contact with the Post Office to see if they would waive the postage fee. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Mr. Lewis requested funding for an additional employee (40 hours) to assistance them with advance voting one week prior to the November 2nd, 2004 election. Commissioner Carter entertained a motion to approve the funding request. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

County Attorney Walter Gordon presented a taxation memorandum for a ten year phased in tax abatement for TI Automotive LLC for land and equipment and a phased in tax abatement over the life of the equipment and machinery.

 

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve the taxation memorandum agreements. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Commissioner Banister reiterated that in case of default that there would not be any liability to the taxpayers.

 

The agreements are recorded in the minutes book.

 

  1. County Administrator's Report

County Administrator Jon Caime reported the following:

        Estimated $100,000 damages to 24 county roads due to Hurricane Frances and commended the employee that responded during the storm

        September 27th, 2004 Public Hearing FY'05 Proposed Budget 5:30 p.m.

        September 27th, 2004 Peer Review Work Session following 5:30 p.m.

        Joint City/County Meeting September 9th, 2004 at the Literacy Center 6:00 p.m.

        Introduced the newly hired Recreation Director Lawanda Curry

 

  1. Chairman's Report

Chairman Reyen requested placing the proposed Animal Control Ordinance on the next meeting agenda for discussion.

 

Commissioner Banister requested placing the proposed Landfill Ordinance on the next meeting agenda for discussion.

 

  1. Commissioners' Reports

Commissioner Dorsey entertained a motion to request the DOT to study two dangerous intersections in the county. Chairman Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

Commissioner Dorsey requested placing satellite ambulance stations on the next meeting agenda for discussion.

 

  1. Consent Agenda

None

 

  1. Old Business

a.       ISO Changers

No action was taken.

 

b.       Revolving Fund Loan Resolution

Commissioner Banister entertained a motion to approve the Revolving Fund Loan Resolution. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion.

 

Commissioner Carter voiced his concern that they wording to create and retain jobs to benefit low and moderate income persons. John Phillips explained that 51% of the employment must be made available to low and moderate income persons.

 

The vote carried 5-0.

 

The Revolving Fund Loan Resolution is recorded in the minutes book.

 

  1. New Business

a.       DDA Request to use Courthouse Grounds

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to allow the DDA for the Arts in Hartwell Festival use of the grounds, the courthouse public restrooms and prohibit use of the lawn area. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion.

 

Cary Jackson representing the DDA reported that Pat Fritz has been hired to replace Mary Alice Applegate.

 

b.       Presentation of Draft FY'05 Budget

Administrator Caime presented the draft general fund and special revenue fund budgets.

 

No action was taken.

 

c.       Service Delivery Strategy

Administrator Caime presented a draft of the Service Delivery Strategy. Commissioner Carter entertained a motion to present the draft to the Cities of Hartwell and Royston for their review. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

d.       Request for Consideration of Past Experience EMS

Commissioner Banister entertained a motion to approve fourteen years past experience for Kenny Smith and pay to be retroactive to hire date. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

e.       Request for Consideration of Past Experience Sheriff Deputy

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve ten years past experience for Frankie Gray and pay to be retroactive to hire date. The motion carried 5-0.

 

f.         Coin Operated Machine Fees

Commissioner Banister entertained a motion to place a ninety day moratorium on issuing any further licenses or registration for coin operated machines until the County Attorney further reviews and gets clarification from the State Attorney General's Office and State Legislators. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion.

 

Rev. Mike Griffin strongly encouraged the Commissioners to support any effort to make sure that the coin operated machines are not used for video poker.

 

The vote carried 3-2 (Commissioners Oglesby and Dorsey opposed).

 

g.       Rary Subdivision Approval

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to approve the Rary Subdivision request. Commissioner Carter provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

h.       Vanna Country Store Beer & Wine

Commissioner Banister entertained a motion to suspend the Vanna Country Store Beer & Wine License pending an administrative hearing. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

 

  1. Pubic Comment

EMA/EMS Director Terrell Partain announced a meeting scheduled September 22nd, 2004 at the Literacy Center to discuss the mitigation plan.

 

  1. Executive Session

None

 

  1. Adjournment

Commissioner Oglesby entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Banister provided a second to the motion.

 

Chairman Reyen reported that the Ministerial Association will be coordinating with ministers in the area to open the business meeting with prayer.

 

The vote to adjourn was 5-0.

 

 

 

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Daniel W. Reyen, Chairman Lawana Kahn, County Clerk