STATE OF GEORGIA
The Henry County
Board of Commissioners held a Called Public Workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
February 10, 2009, in the Conference Room at the Mountain
Center, Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Notice of this meeting was posted in the entrance foyer of the County Administration
Building. The Daily
Herald was notified of this meeting. Those present were:
Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis,
A. Bowman, Vice-Chairman, District IV Commissioner
E. Holder, District I Commissioner
Rick Jeffares, District II Commissioner
Randy Stamey, District III
B. Basler, District V Commissioner
Also attending were Shay
Mathis, County Clerk; LaTonya Nix-Wiley, County Attorney; Rob Magnaghi, County
Manager; Mike Bush, Finance Director; Kenneth Voss, Chief Appraiser; David
Curry; Tax Commissioner; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; and
Chairman Mathis called the
meeting to order and called for an acceptance of the agenda. Commissioner Holder
made the motion to approve the
agenda; Commissioner Basler seconded.
The motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Mathis stated
there was a request to name a road after Ronnie Stewart who was the Coroner for
Henry County for many years and passed away a
few years ago. It was suggested that the
road leading to Windy Hill Road
be renamed possible to Ronnie
Chairman Mathis informed
the Board that Mr. J. T. Williams would like to push for the Eagle’s Landing Parkway
project to be number one for the Stimulus Package. That would free up approximately $24 million
in local funds to be disbursed to other projects. Terry McMickle, Public Works Division
Director stated under the Road Capacity Projects that was given to the Georgia
Department of Transportation it was indicated that the Eagle’s Landing Parkway
Project was number one and in parentheses Highest Priority.
Stamey asked if any of the projects could be listed as long
as they were within the 180 day timeframe.
Mr. McMickle stated yes it has to be ready within 180 days and has to meet
all Federal standards and have gone through that process. The projects that have gone through the
process are Keys Ferry/Hwy. 81, Fairview/Hwy 155, Old Conyers/Flat Rock and
Eagle’s Landing Parkway. Those projects have been submitted.
Rob Magnaghi suggested
that the Board submit a letter signed by all in support of the Eagle’s Landing
Project being priority.
by Chief Appraiser
Ken Voss, Chief Appraiser discussed
the process for appraising property for property taxes. The Board of Commissioners will host a series
of Town Hall Meetings to convey information to the public regarding property
tax assessments. There will be a
presentation on property assessments in Henry County
for each meeting, during which the property assessment process, the laws which
guide the process, and what citizens can expect will be explained.
Bush, Finance Director gave the Board an overview of the finances of the
County. Chairman Mathis stated a finance
report will be presented to the Board at one of the regular meetings each
month. There were discussions regarding
SPLOST Projects and the amount to bond for the projects.
Basler made the motion to adjourn;
Commissioner Stamey seconded. The motion
Elizabeth “BJ” Mathis,
Shay Mathis, County Clerk