STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Public Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in the Community Room, County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, 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:

 

          Jason T. Harper, Chairman,

          Warren E. Holder, District I Commissioner

          Elizabeth (“B.J.”) Mathis, Vice-Chairman, District II Commissioner

          Randy Stamey, District III Commissioner

          Reid A. Bowman, District IV Commissioner

          Johnny B. Basler, District V Commissioner

 

Also attending were Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney; Shay Mathis, County Clerk; Rob Magnaghi, County Manager; Phyllis Shrader, Deputy County Manager; Michael Harris, Planning Division Director; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Sabine, Assistant County Manager; Mike Bush Financial Services Director; Angie Bailey, Social Services Division Director; Roy Clack, SPLOST/Capital Projects Division Director; and others.

 

(NOTE: Audio of this meeting is available with the County Clerk in the Board of Commissioners’ Office and will be retained for a period no less than twelve (12) months from the date of this meeting.)

 

          Chairman Harper called the meeting to ordered and announced that this meeting would be the first televised meeting of the Board of Commissioners.  He thanked the Board for having the willingness to under go this endeavor.  And he thanked staff for being able to put it all together.  It is the Board’s wish that by being televised, it will bring the Commission closer to the public.

          Chairman Harper amended the agenda by removing a resolution to modify the consultant’s contract for the Henry County/Cities Joint Comprehensive Plan.  Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the amended agenda; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

          The Board presented the following proclamation:

A Proclamation in Honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and in Appreciation of A Friend’s House,

Henry County’s Emergency Shelter for Children

 

Whereas, April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month across the nation as a way to encourage citizens to come together and take action to help prevent child abuse and reach out to these children in our own communities; and

 

Whereas, 1,928 children were abused last year right here in our own community, and many more than that suffered from neglect or abandonment; and

 

Whereas, A Friend’s House is Henry County’s emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children which houses hundreds of children each year, many of whom come to the shelter in the middle of the night, lonely and afraid, with nothing but the clothes on their backs; and

 

Whereas, the nature of the type of care this emergency shelter provides these children results in high operating expenses, and funding support is needed for everything from food and janitorial supplies to diapers, formula and school supplies, as well as those little things that help make the Shelter more comfortable and inviting for these children, such as toys, books and DVDs; and

 

Whereas, in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and in appreciation of the service and care A Friend’s House provides our community’s children

 

Now therefore be it proclaimed by the Henry County Board of Commissioners that April be designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Henry County and that Friday, April 20, 2007 be named A Friend’s House Day where citizens are encouraged to attend Taste of Henry, a benefit for A Friend’s House, that is an evening of fun and fabulous food to take place on April 20 at Avalon Park where patrons can indulge in the culinary creations from the area’s best restaurants while helping to raise money for this worthy cause.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Acceptance of additional funding through the CERT Program

          The request is a continuation of the grant received from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for funding of a CERT Program.  There were funds encumbered in GEMA’s budget that awarded additional funding to the county to support the CERT Program.

          Commissioner Mathis asked staff currently, how many people have completed the program.  Don Ash, Emergency Management Agency Director, stated there have been 6 teams (97 people) to complete the program and the 7th team will begin the process next month.

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the acceptance of the funds; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) was developed to provide a standard of training in assisting our citizens and protecting lives should an emergency occur; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners, on September 5, 2006, approved the acceptance of funds in the amount of $7,567.50, from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the implementation of the CERT Program; and

WHEREAS, additional funds in the amount of $3,656.00, have become available from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency which will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the CERT Program

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Chairman to execute any documents necessary to accept these additional funds and to purchase equipment and supplies for the CERT Program.

Acceptance of a donation from the Snellville Wal-Mart for the Operation of the CERT Program

          The District Manager that oversees the Henry County Wal-Mart’s has reviewed the CERT Program and is very impressed with the training that is provided.  A partnership has been formed with Wal-Mart to train their employees and the additional funds allow training for citizens at no cost.

          Commissioner Basler made the motion to accept the donation; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the CERT Program is a vital part of emergency preparedness for the citizens of Henry County; and

WHEREAS, the CERT Program is a program that teaches one to take care of family and then assist their community; and

WHEREAS, Wal-Mart looks to partner in the preparedness of communities, through support of programs such as CERT

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners to accept the donation of $1,000 and execute any documents necessary to purchase CERT equipment.

 

Acceptance of a donation from the Monroe Wal-Mart for the operation of the CERT Program

          This request will enhance the partnership that has been formed with Wal-Mart to train their employees and allow training for citizens at no cost.

          Commissioner Stamey made the motion to accept the donation; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the CERT Program is a vital part of emergency preparedness for the citizens of Henry County; and

WHEREAS, the CERT Program is a program that teaches one to take care of family and then assist their community; and

WHEREAS, Wal-Mart looks to partner in the preparedness of communities, through support of programs such as CERT

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners to accept the donation of $500 and execute any documents necessary to purchase CERT equipment.

PUBLIC WORKS

Bid award for the purchase of a vibratory Compactor for the Department of Transportation

          The request is for a double drum vibratory compactor for use by the asphalt paving crew.  Ten (10) bid documents were given out and there were five (5) responses.  Staff recommended the bid be awarded to Tractor and Equipment as the lowest responsive bid.  The lowest bidder did not meet six of the minimum specifications required.

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to award the bid to Tractor and Equipment Company; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, sealed bids (SB-07-41-030707-1) were solicited for the purchase of one (1) each double drum vibratory asphalt/soil compactor for the Department of Transportation; and

WHEREAS, five (5) vendors submitted bids for this purchase, per attached bid tab; and

WHEREAS, Tractor and Equipment Company has submitted the lowest and most responsive bid meeting specifications for the purchase of one (1) each double drum vibratory compactor; DOT personnel recommended award to Tractor and Equipment Company

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Commissioners of Henry County awards Bid Number SB-07-41-030707-1 to Tractor and Equipment Company in the total amount of $32,450.00 for the purchase of one (1) each double drum vibratory compactor.  The Chairman is hereby authorized to execute all appropriate documentation to accomplish this purchase.

ADMINISTRATION

Acceptance of a grant for the Henry County Developmental Disabilities Center Consumers

          For approximately eight (8) years, Henry County has provided transportation for the Developmental Disabilities Services Center (DDS).  Through a contract with the Department of Human Resources (DHR), each program within the contract received funds for field trips throughout the year.  The DDS anticipates that DHR funding will not be sufficient to cover their transportation needs for this fiscal year and the request is for Henry County Transit to continue providing services under a separate contract with the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board.  Reimbursement will be from McIntosh Trail Community Service Board directly to Henry County.

          Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board has requested to enter into a contract for transportation with Henry County Board of Commissioners (d.b.a., Henry County Transit); for consumers attending the Henry County Developmental Disabilities Center  for the period of April 15, 2007 thru June 31, 2007;

WHEREAS, Henry County Board of Commissioners can collect up to $24,529.00 in transportation fees directly from McIntosh Trail Community Service Board;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners, agrees to and accepts the opportunity for the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board Coordinated Transportation Grant.

FINANCE

Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2006-2007

          A budget was adopted in May, 2006 and there were accounts that were budgeted in unallocated accounts.  The request is to transfer funds from the unallocated accounts to the related departmental accounts.

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

          WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2006-07 Budget on May 16, 2006; and

          WHEREAS, the budget needs to be amended periodically to transfer funds interdepartmentally and intradepartmental in accordance with O.C.G.A. 36-81-3

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLOVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners approves the below-listed budget amendments:

General Fund:      $5,542,550 from Various Accounts to $5,542,550 to Various Accounts

PLANNING AND ZONING SERVICES

West Panola, LLC of Stockbridge, RZ-06-58, Commission District 5

West Panola, LLC of Stockbridge, GA requests a rezoning from RA     (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (General Commercial) for property located on the north side of West Panola Road, west of Danner Drive.  The property is located in Land Lot 198 of the 12th District, consisting of 8.40+/- acres.  The request is for the development of a retail center.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on February 22, 2007.

          The conceptual site plan shows three separate buildings being constructed on the subject property and the proposed realignment of West Panola Road, which will divide the subject property into two parcels.  The request is for a C-2 zoning for both parcels.  The Future Land Use Map designates the subject property for commercial and service use and meets the intent of the Comprehensive Development Plan.  The proposed minimum square footage for the buildings is; one building at 13,560 square feet and two buildings at 5,562 square feet each. 

          Jeff Grant represented the applicant for the rezoning request.

          Chairman Harper asked Mr. Grant if he had reviewed the requested conditions and if he was in agreement.  Mr. Grant indicated he agreed with the proposed conditions.

          Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak regarding the rezoning request; there was no response.

          Commissioner Basler made the motion to approve the rezoning with thirteen (13) conditions; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following conditions:

1.     An exterior lighting plan shall require all lighting to be of moderate brightness and downcast.

2.     Dumpster(s) shall be placed on a concrete pad and enclosed on three (3) sides.  The enclosure shall be constructed of brick, stone, or any combination thereof.

3.     Entrance locations are to meet the minimum intersection sight distance for the posted speed limit.

4.     The developer shall coordinate with the Henry County Department of Transportation to preserve necessary right of way for future improvements to West Panola Road.

5.     The developer shall coordinate with the Henry County Department of Transportation regarding the road construction and its connection to the previously zoned parcel to the north.

6.     All buildings shall be constructed of brick, stone, glass or any combination thereof on all sides.  An architectural review shall be conducted by the Planning & Zoning Department.

7.     An earthen berm at least 1.5 feet higher than the finished elevation of the parking lot shall be required, consisting of one shade tree and five shrubs for every 35 linear feet of frontage (Max. slope on berm not to exceed 3:1).

8.     A master sign plan shall be approved by the Planning and Zoning Department prior to issuance of sign permits.

9.     The developer shall coordinate with HCDOT on the placement of sidewalks (5 feet in width) along West Panola Road.

10.      There shall be inter-parcel connectivity between this development and the C-2 zoned property to the north.

11.      The applicant will submit a site plan to the Planning & Zoning Department which will illustrate the proposed development as pods whose business hours shall be limited to the hours of 6:00AM to 10:00 PM. This condition may be modified by the Director of Planning & Zoning contingent upon the determination of the actual tenant within each respective pod.

12.      A landscaping plan which provides for heavy screening materials between this property and existing residential areas shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning & Zoning Department.

13.      Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions imposed herein shall be interpreted or applied in such a manner so as to require any violation of any existing building, development, stormwater and/or any other applicable codes.

 Four Kings, LLC of Morrow, RZ-06-65, Commission District 2

Four Kings Group, LLC of Morrow, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located at 3736 and 3748 Jonesboro Road.  The property is located in Land Lots 72, 73, 88 and 89 of the 6th District, consisting of 156.5+/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on February 22, 2007.

          The subject property is designated as Low Density Residential Land Uses on the Future Land Use Map at up to 2.5 dwelling units per acre.  Based on the concept plan submitted by the applicant, the net density is proposed at 1.59 dwelling units per acre.  The concept plan depicts 224 lots on 144 net usable acres with a total open space area of 16.4 +/- acres which will be located at the rear of the property, adjacent to the reservoir.  The concept plan shows the minimum lot size of 18,000 square feet with an average lot size of 27,244 square feet.  The applicant is proposing, within the amenity area, a club house, swimming pool with a children’s pool with a waterfall feature, as well as a playground.

          Andy Osband represented the applicant for the rezoning request.  Mr. Osband presented the Board with a concept plan for the development.  The development will have two points of egress and ingress.  One will be in connection with the Jonesboro Manor development and the other will be along Jonesboro Road.  The houses are proposed to be a minimum of 2,000 square feet and the average of 2,700 square feet.  An amenity package is proposed at the rear of the property where Pates Lake boarders the property.  The amenity package includes a heated/cooled clubhouse with approximately 1,400 square feet of space.  There will be an outdoor, covered pavilion area as well.  A commercial grade playground is also proposed.  The market value for the homes within the development is proposed to be in the range of $250,000 to $300,000.  The applicant has reviewed the proposed conditions and requested condition #15 be amended (An Amenities package, to consist of a heated clubhouse with a covered patio area, a swimming pool with a separate child’s pool with a waterfall feature, and a playground with 4-5 commercial playground pieces, shall be installed after the first twenty-five (25) homes are constructed). The applicant asked the Board to consider delaying the installment of the amenity package until after recording the final plat of the second phase.  The proposed condition does not tie in to occupancy of the homes just construction of the first twenty-five (25) homes. 

          Staff stated the condition the applicant is referring to is condition #14 on the revised resolution.  Staff recommended removing condition #15 of the revised resolution.

          Chairman Harper asked if the applicant was in agreement with all the other proposed conditions.  Mr. Osband stated the applicant agrees with the other proposed conditions.

          Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak regarding the rezoning request; there was no response.

          Commissioner Holder stated for the record, the amenity area is completely to the rear of the development and by requiring the applicant to complete the amenity area after the construction of the first twenty-five (25) homes really encourages vandalism of the amenity area.  This has been experienced within developments throughout the county. 

          Mr. Osband stated another concern of the applicant is liability issues.

          Commissioner Stamey asked if the applicant would be in agreement to having a 20’ undisturbed buffer in place along the property line that abuts the Hampton Shores development.  Mr. Osband stated there was no opposition to that request.

          Commissioner Mathis asked Mr. Osband how many phases are proposed for this development.  Mr. Osband stated two (2), possibly three (3). 

          Commissioner Mathis asked if the number of homes was equally split between each phase.  Mr. Osband stated yes, it would be split equally.

          Commissioner Mathis stated her concern with prolonging the construction of the amenity area is that the Homeowners Association (HOA) dues would be charged to residents that don’t have an amenity area.  Mr. Osband stated there would be a Homeowners Association and this type of issue would be handled at that level. 

          Commissioner Mathis stated there have been issues within other developments where the amenity area was not constructed until the last home was built but homeowners were paying HOA dues.

          Mr. Osband stated the applicant is requesting that the construction is delayed in the process. 

          Commissioner Mathis asked if the applicant would agree to constructing the amenity area after the completion of one-hundred (100) homes.  Mr. Osband stated the applicant would like for it to be delayed a little further but if that’s what is approved by the Board the applicant would agree.  Mr. Osband proposed after one-hundred and fifty (150) homes are constructed the amenity package would be completed.

          Commissioner Mathis stated pertaining to the Right Of Way along Jonesboro Road, there is a proposed widening project; does the proposed plan reflect that.  Mr. Osband stated yes.  There has been discussion and there is no problem granting the County the access and working with the County to accomplish that goal.

          Commissioner Mathis asked how this has been worked out; will the right-of-way be donated.  Mr. Osband stated there are a number of ways to handle the right-of-way issue: an easement can be done at this point of development; title can be conveyed at this point of development; or the way the condition currently reads the applicant would work with Henry County Department of Transportation (HCDOT) and SPLOST to preserve right-of-way.

          Commissioner Mathis asked the applicant for his intentions for working with the HCDOT to preserve the right-of-way.  Mr. Osband stated if and when the county develops the road and needs the right-of-way; the applicant will not build in the right-of-way.

          Commissioner Mathis asked if the right-of-way will be donated at that time or is it being set aside.  Mr. Osband stated the applicant will donate the right-of-way.

          For clarification, condition #6 should be amended to say “If in the future Henry County expands Jonesboro Road, the developer will donate the necessary amount of land (on their side of the road) up to 70 feet of right-of-way.

          Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director, asked if the right-of-way could be donated, up to 70 feet, at the time of final plat.

          Mr. Osband stated as far as the applicant’s 35’feet, they agreed.

          Michael Harris, Planning and Zoning Services Division Director, stated regarding the undisturbed buffer along the western property, could it be a condition and specify that it be part of the HOA and not the lots themselves. 

          Ray Gibson, Planning and Zoning Director, stated there have been numerous request for modifications to conditions regarding undisturbed buffers.  The homeowner would like to remove the buffer and place a shed or something similar.

          After discussion regarding the undisturbed buffer, Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the applicant’s request with a modification to condition #6 for the donation of the right-of-way at the final plat and striking condition #15 and add to condition #14 that the amenity area shall be constructed at the point that the 150th house is constructed on the site; Commissioner Basler seconded.

          The applicant agreed to the conditions.

          The motion carried unanimously approving the following conditions:

1.     Developer shall plant a forty foot (40’) wide landscaped buffer to serve as a visual screen between Jonesboro Road and the lots abutting the right-of-way of Jonesboro Road.  The following number of plant materials shall be required for each fifty linear feet (50’), or portion thereof, of the required property buffers:

a.     One canopy tree

b.     One evergreen tree

c.      One understory tree

d.     Five shrubs

 

2.     Underground utilities and streetlights shall be required.

 

3.     All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the houses.

 

4.     There shall be uniform mailboxes throughout the subdivision.

 

5.     Sidewalks shall be installed on both sides of the interior streets.

 

6.     If in the future, Henry County expands Jonesboro Road, the developer will donate the necessary right-of-way (on their side of the road) up to seventy feet (70) as measured from the centerline of Jonesboro Road to the front property line of the subject property for road widening purposes.  The right-of-way shall be donated at the time of final plat.

 

7.     The developer shall install acceleration tapers and deceleration lanes for each entrance, to be constructed to Georgia Department of Transportation standards.

 

8.     Each entrance shall meet the minimum intersection sight distance required per the posted speed limit of Jonesboro Road.

 

9.     A second entrance, emergency access or stub out to the development shall be provided.  The applicant shall coordinate with the Henry County Fire Department to ensure that all entrances meet the fire code. 

 

10.            The net density shall not exceed 1.59 dwelling units per acre and 224 lots, with a minimum lot size of 18,000 square feet and an average lot size of 27,244 square feet.

 

11.            The minimum house size shall be 2,000 square feet heated floor space.

 

12.             Each house shall have a minimum of a two-car garage with side entry where feasible.

 

13.            The building materials shall consist of all sides brick or stone or a combination of two of the following materials on all sides: brick, stone, stucco, or cement fiberboard.  Vinyl shall only be used for soffits, eaves, cantilevers, and fascia.

 

14.            An Amenities package shall be installed after the 150th house has been constructed. The amenities shall consist of the following:

·        a heated clubhouse with a covered patio

·        a swimming pool

·        a separate child’s pool with a waterfall feature

·        a playground with 4 or 5 commercial playground pieces

 

15.            The developer shall coordinate with the developer of Jonesboro Manor to create a stub out to connect the two subdivisions.

 

16.            There shall be a mandatory Homeowners’ Association.

 

17.            Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no zoning conditions imposed herein shall be interpreted or applied in a manner so as to require any violation of any existing building, development, stormwater and/or any other applicable codes.

 

COUNTY MANAGER COMMENTS

          There were no comments.

COUNTY ATTORNEY COMMENTS

Annexation – City of Locust Grove

          The City of Locust Grove informed the Board of a request to annex approximately 2.199 acres and also rezoned the property from RA to R-2 zoning classification.  The property is located at 143 South Barnes Drive. The property is   to be combined with adjoining acreage for development of an R-2 single-family subdivision, which was zoned prior to annexation into the City by the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

Conveying a portion of abandoned right of way to South Point Exchange, LLC

          The County abandoned Old Industrial Boulevard in June, 2006.  The adjoining landowners have sought to acquire title to the strip of land that was abandoned.  There has been discussion with the adjoining landowners and an agreement has been reached.  Each adjoining owner agreed to acquire his half of the right-of-way. 

          Commissioner Bowman made the motion to approve the agreement with South Point Exchange, LLC; Commissioner Basler seconded. The motion carried unanimously approving the following:

WHEREAS, on June 20, 2006, Henry County abandoned the right of way of Old Industrial Boulevard pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. §36-9-1 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to O.C.G.A. §36-9-3, South Point Exchange, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “South Point”), as owner of property adjoining the abandoned right of way, has the option of acquiring the right of way adjoining its property, being more particularly described in Exhibit “A” hereto attached, for the fair market value thereof; and

WHEREAS, South Point has exercised such option to acquire the right of way adjoining its property; and

WHEREAS, the County has determined that the fair market value of the abandoned right of way adjacent to the property of South Point, as determined by Michael H. Biggers, Georgia Registered Real Estate Appraiser, is $60,000.00;

NOW THERFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that upon receipt of payment in the amount of $60,000.00, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners is authorized and directed to execute a quitclaim deed and such other instruments as are necessary to convey Henry County’s interest in the property described on Exhibit “A” to South Point.

Conveying a portion of abandoned right of way to Dickerson Brothers Holding, LLC

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the agreement with Dickerson Brothers Holding, LLC; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following:

WHEREAS, on June 20, 2006, Henry County abandoned the right of way of Old Industrial Boulevard pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. §36-9-1 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to O.C.G.A. §36-9-3, Dickerson Brothers Holdings, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Dickerson”), as owner of property adjoining the abandoned right of way, has the option of acquiring the right of way adjoining its property, being more particularly described in Exhibit “A” hereto attached, for the fair market value thereof; and

WHEREAS, Dickerson has exercised such option to acquire the right of way adjoining its property; and

WHEREAS, the County has determined that the fair market value of the abandoned right of way adjacent to the property of Dickerson, as determined by Michael H. Biggers, Georgia Registered Real Estate Appraiser, is $60,000.00;

NOW THERFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that upon receipt of payment in the amount of $60,000.00, the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners is authorized and directed to execute a quitclaim deed and such other instruments as are necessary to convey Henry County’s interest in the property described on Exhibit “A” to Dickerson.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the minutes; Commissioner Stamey seconded.

          Commissioner Holder mention there was a correction regarding the amount of a grant for the Landfill.

          Commissioner Mathis amended the motion to approve the minutes subject to the correction; Commissioner Stamey amended his second.  The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

          There were no comments

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

·        Monday, April 16th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, April 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meetings

·        Monday, April 30th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, May 1st @ 9:00 a.m.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

          Commissioner Mathis made the motion to adjourn into Executive Session in accordance with the provisions of O.C.G.A. 50-14-3, and other applicable laws, and pursuant to advice by Patrick Jaugstetter, the County Attorney, for the purposes of discussing the acquisition of real estate, pending and/or potential litigation, and personnel matters; Commissioner Basler seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

(Executive Session was held.)

 

 

Commissioner Bowman made the motion to reconvene into Public Session; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the affidavit and resolution pertaining to executive session; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Holder made the motion to amend the agenda out of public necessity and to approve the appointment of Dee Dee Hunt as the District I appointment to the SPLOST Oversight Committee; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Bowman made the motion to amend the agenda out of public necessity and to approve the contribution of $500 towards a Senior Center trip to be held on May 1st due to the inability to provide transit services for the number of seniors that will be attending; Commissioner Basler seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Holder made the motion to amend the agenda out of public necessity and to approve a resolution authorizing the Chairman to execute a contract to acquire 146 +/- acres of land in Land Lots 164, 165, 188, and 189 of the 7th District of Henry County, GA, subject to the amendments as directed by the Board; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Stamey made the motion to adjourn; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

                                                                                                        

Jason T. Harper, Chairman

 

Shay Mathis, County Clerk