STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Public Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 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; 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 order and announced the following items would not be heard:

The resolution authorizing approval to issue a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages at 1846 Jonesboro Road

Resolution authorizing a petition to rezone a tract of land

Commissioner Holder presented a petition in support of paving Trestle Road requesting that it might be placed on the SPLOST ballot.

Chairman Harper called for an acceptance of the agenda.  Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the agenda; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. A. Dexter Ravenell request to appear regarding a Youth Employment Fair

            Mr. Ravenell stated he would like to bring a Summer Youth Employment Fair to the county the summer of 2008.  The fair would be for children ages 15 to 23 and it would bring local businesses along with government to offer summer employment.  The youth employment fair would give youth the opportunity to have summer employment along with other educational aspects.  The benefits of the fair are (1) the youth are gathered at a central location with a variety of vendors; (2) businesses, organizations, educational units and military are exposed to numerous individuals in one setting; (3) the youth will gain interview experience along with initial work experience which yields to discipline, responsibility, pride and money management and increases character and self-esteem; (4) It also will build maturity which can be reflected at home, school and in the community.; (5) It will minimize idle time, which can decrease encounters with gangs, the law and incarceration; (6) It creates a stable youth workforce and direct local wealth impact; (7) It’s a win-win situation for our youth, parents, schools, businesses, organizations and the entire community; (8) It yields to a positive reflection on Henry County Government.  Mr. Ravenell asked the Board to review the information presented for discussion at a later time.

Resolution approving a twelve (12) month Residential Rezoning Moratorium

             Mr. Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner presented the agenda item to the Board.  Chairman Harper announced the agenda item is not a Planning & Zoning initiated item; it was initiated by the Board of Commissioners.

            Mr. Jordan stated currently there are nine (9) residential rezoning applications being processed.  Within the past year, Planning & Zoning has received 41 applications for rezoning to a residential zoning classification.  According to the Henry County Development Plan Review Department, there are over 1,200 residential subdivision lots that have been final platted this year.  The first quarter 2007 Real Estate Market update provided by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, states Henry County has over 10,000 vacant developed lots.  The Henry County Tax Assessor’s data confirms that as of January 1, 2007 there are over 7,600 platted residential subdivision lots on which no homes have been constructed.  There are over 1,700 proposed residential subdivision lots for which development permits have been issued but have not yet been final platted, according to the Henry County Development Plan Review Department.  According to the Henry County Board of Education there are currently 393 portable classrooms in use by the schools.  The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) is projected to be adopted by the Board in November.  After the CLUP is adopted staff would like to present the Unified Land Development Code to the Board for adoption in November, 2007 as well.

            Recently in the media, it’s been reported according to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) the foreclosure rates in Henry County have increased 327% since 2000 and approximately 3.4% of the entire housing stock in Henry County is in foreclosure. 

            Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak regarding the agenda item.

Those speaking in opposition were:

1.      Steve Cash, a resident of the County and lives on Flat Rock Road, Stockbridge.

2.      Tom Gaby, a resident of the County and lives on Airline Road, McDonough

3.      Wayne Smith, President and Owner of DWSmith Design Group, Inc. located at 23 Hampton Street, McDonough and is a resident of the County and lives on Lawrenceville Street, McDonough.

4.      Keith Seiler, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Henry Council for Quality Growth.

5.      Neal Davis, Resident of Henry County, business owner and Home Builders Association Board (HBA) Member spoke on behalf of the HBA.

6.      Reya Fuerth, resident of the County and lives on Iris Lake Road.

Those speaking in favor were:

1.      Brenda Padavani, a resident of the County and lives on Ashley Drive, McDonough.

2.      Lamar Donnell, a resident of the County and lives on The Farm Road, McDonough.

3.      Gloria Johnson, a resident of the County and lives on Rowanshyre Circle, McDonough.

4.      Russell Smith, a resident of the County and lives on Heathmoor Drive, McDonough.

5.      Chris Rogers, a resident of the County and lives on Turner Church Road, McDonough.

6.      Jocelyne Williams, a resident of the County and lives on J C Banks Drive, Stockbridge.

Commissioner Stamey asked for clarification from the County Attorney regarding any conflicts with him voting on this issue.  Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney stated he was not aware of any conflicts.  The mere fact of employment within the real estate industry will not require an abstention from voting.

Commissioner Holder commented he can not and will not support the resolution.  He was notified on Friday and since that time two resolutions have been drafted.  Commissioner Holder asked if there was a resolution from the Board of Education requesting action or in support of the resolution for a moratorium; there was no response.  This issue has never been to the Board of Education.  This is the first time this issue has been discussed with the Board of Commissioners.  The reasons for not supporting the resolution are: (1) the moratorium is a deception and will not stop one house from being built and will not stop one child from entering the school system in Henry County.  This is a zoning moratorium not a permit moratorium; (2) the moratorium encourages annexation.  It gives an unfair advantage to the individuals holding the inventory. There is three (3) to five (5) years of inventory in the pipeline currently.  Permits are projected to have a 50% decrease, Impact Fees are down 50% and they are directly related to the building industry.  The economy period is in a slow down mode.  If the moratorium would do what it is projected to do, Commissioner Holder stated he would support it 100%.  If the commercial industry sees a moratorium, that would be a sign of instability or problems and probably would not invest in the county.

Commissioner Mathis commented the discussion is the issue of a moratorium, any decision the Board makes is not one that is taken lightly.  Whether it’s a rezoning decision, paving a road, which intersection to improve, issues that relates to Henry County and the health, and welfare and the safety of the citizens, the Board always takes those things seriously.  When looking at a moratorium, it doesn’t take a resolution from the school board to know that there is a problem.  Look at the traffic situation; is it better than a few years ago, yes but there are still a lot of improvements that need to be made.  While looking at the needs of today, you have to look at the future of Henry County.  The economic outlook is not positive at this time.  Based on the proposed Future Land Use Map and the proposed Future Comprehensive Land Use Plan, there is not enough commercial property and there is a need to review the map and plan to insure that there will be enough commercial land available for the future of Henry County.  An economic impact study needs to be done along with the plan.  Will this moratorium stop houses from being built now; no there are 10,000 lots available.  Between now and the adoption of the Future Land Use Map, serious mistakes in the planning process can be avoided.  This is a good thing for the County with positive impact. 

Commissioner Bowman commented that there were 85 permits within the month of May and in May, 2006 there were approximately 200 and in May, 2005 approximately 300. Looking at the 2006-07 budget there were $5,184,115 in total revenues from impact fees and the proposed 2007-08 budget indicates the revenues from impact fees are proposed to be $2,972,000.  It appears the market is correcting itself.  As far as the school system; schools are being built for $143.00 per square foot for an elementary school in Henry County when other counties are spending $110.00 per square foot.  The Land Use Plan should be adopted and the Board should stick to the plan and not do spot zoning.  It has been stated that there are members of the Board that are members of the building community; Commissioner Bowman stated he is a commercial contractor with zero projects in Henry County and is licensed in nine (9) states including Florida and works for a national company.  He doesn’t build houses nor does he develop land. 

Commissioner Basler commented that it was stated that some of the taxpayer’s money will be used to defend the actions of the Board; that has been done with developers also.  Regarding the schools and trailers; in 1976 Stockbridge had trailers.  Commissioner Basler stated that he was elected to be fair and in being fair, the people that own land have their rights.  He agreed there are problems with the infrastructure and growth and schools.  Commissioner Basler stated there are pro’s and con’s to the moratorium.  Commissioner Basler stated he had a problem with twelve (12) months but agrees a little breathing room is needed.

Commissioner Stamey commented that it’s clear this is a tough decision and we needed to take our hats off (real estate, county commission, developer, etc.) and look at the issues as they are.  There is clearly a problem in Henry County and the differences are how we solve the problem.  The twelve (12) month moratorium may not have a lot of effect on what’s trying to be accomplished.  Commissioner Stamey stated it is his hope that regardless of the outcome, everyone can come to the table at some point and try to figure out a solution to the problem in the county. 

Chairman Harper stated that as the Chairman he could just preside over the meeting and not vote and the public would not know how he feels, but he would go on record to share his feelings regarding this issue.  Chairman Harper chair’s the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Land Use Committee and reviews DRI’s and part of the committee’s duties is to compile data.  One concern, after receiving data, said the foreclosure rate in Henry County increased 327% since the year 2000; currently Henry County has the highest foreclosure rate in the Metro Atlanta area.  This has resulted in a glut of homes; not only are there new homes being constructed but foreclosures on the market as well as resales (people moving out of the area trying to sell their homes).  There are 7,400 platted lots where no homes have been constructed on them.  Conservatively there are approximately 4,000 lots that have not been platted, meaning there are 11,400 lots available for building.  If something is not done to try and correct the problem, the economic down turn will assumable correct its self.  When the correction comes one or two things will happen: 1) there are 11,400 lots and all the resale homes available; when the economy picks up those home will be sold or 2) the Board does nothing and at the rate of 39 zonings per year at 125 homes per zoning, there will be 5,000 additional lots into the market over the next twelve (12) months.  When the economy picks up there would be 17,000 lots available for construction and the resale homes will be sold.  That will mean the school system will then have to absorb all the children and the traffic will have to be absorbed.  Jordan, Jones & Goulding is preparing the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and one of their specific findings is there is a job to housing imbalance.  There are not enough places for the residents to work and the commercial tax base adds to the economy improving the tax base.  The fee for collecting the school systems taxes has been eliminated in order help the school systems.   Tax assessments have been frozen for approximately two (2) years to residents in the county.  The Board has tried to be physically responsible for trying to help the school system and the citizens but it appears it’s coming to a crisis point.  Will a moratorium solve the problem; it will not solve the problem.  Could it help; there is the potential it could help.  The Board is trying to find something to help out and what the solution is, the Board will do their best to arrive at it.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the resolution for a twelve (12) month moratorium; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  Chairman Harper explained the moratorium only applies to residential rezonings.  If an application has already been filed, the applicant would be grandfathered in.  The resolution applies to applications received after today.

The motion tied 3-3-0 with Commissioners Mathis, Stamey and Chairman Harper in favor and Commissioners Holder, Bowman, and Basler opposed.  Therefore the motion failed.

There was discussion of imposing a moratorium to remain in effect until the adoption of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Commissioner Bowman made the motion to table the resolution for a twelve (12) month moratorium until an economic impact study has been completed; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried 4-2-0 with Commissioners Bowman, Holder, Stamey, and Basler in favor and Commissioner Mathis and Chairman Harper opposed.

Commissioner Bowman made the motion to have an economic impact study completed as soon as possible; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

(Five Minute Recess)

 

PLANNING AND ZONING SERVICES

De-Annexation – Tom Lasanta of Kennesaw, GA – RX07-09-AX

Tom Lasanta of Kennesaw, GA requests a resolution from the Board of Commissioners regarding the de-annexation of property located on Flippen Road within the City of Stockbridge.  The property is located in Land Lot 5 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.25 +/- acres.  The property is part of a larger tract of land proposed for rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to PD (Planned Development).

The subject property is part of a Planned Development that is being rezoned independently.  This is the only portion of the property that is within the city limits of Stockbridge.  The subject property forms an island of unincorporated Henry County. The developer does not own all the property within the island and the other property owners refuse to allow annexation hence allowing the island to remain.  Therefore the alternative is to de-annex the portion of the PD.  The request is for a statement of intent that Henry County will not accept the de-annexation from the City of Stockbridge unless the PD is rezoned.

Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney, explained that in order for a municipality to de-annex property it requires both the municipality’s approval and the county’s approval.  If the Board were to accept the de-annexation without rezoning the property, theoretically the property would have no zoning and the property owner could do whatever he/she wanted to with the property.  The request is that the Board informs the City of Stockbridge that if the de-annexation is approved the Board will accept it only after the property is zoned to some classification.  The County does not accept de-annexations with zoning restrictions.

The applicant was not present for the public hearing for case number RZ-07-09-AX.

Chairman Harper called for any public comments from anyone wishing to speak regarding the request.

Speaking in opposition was:

·        Clarence Banks a resident of the County and lives on Banks Drive, Stockbridge.

Commissioner Bowman made the motion to approve the resolution; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried 3-2-0 with Commissioners Bowman, Basler and Holder in favor and Commissioners Stamey and Mathis opposed.  The following resolution was approved:

WHEREAS, Tom Lasanta of Kennesaw, GA requests a statement of intent from the Henry County Board of Commissioners concerning the de-annexation of property located on Flippen Road from the City of Stockbridge; and

 

WHEREAS, the property (Parcel ID 031-01054000), located in Land Lot 5 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.25 +/- acres, is part of a larger tract of land (RZ-07-09-AX) proposed for rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to PD (Planned Development); and

WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners wishes to hear the rezoning request at a public hearing in accordance with County and State law;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners hereby states its intent to accept the de-annexation of the above referenced property subject to approval by the Henry County Board of Commissioners of the above referenced rezoning in accordance with County and State law and after the Stockbridge City Council adopts an ordinance de-annexing the same.

 

Appeal – William J. Maner of Stockbridge, GA – AP-07-07

William J. Maner of Stockbridge, GA appeals the denial of a variance request by the Zoning Advisory Board for property located at 103 Evans Drive.  The property is located in Land Lot 126 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.968 acres.  The request is to reduce the minimum lot size, width, and front setback.  The Zoning Advisory Board Denied Variance VR-07-09 April 26, 2007.

            Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner, presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to split the existing lot into two lots.  The existing house that was built in 1961 is located approximately 33.9 feet from the front setback.  The applicant will need three (3) variances should the request be granted.  1) A variance from the RA Development Regulations requiring a minimum of one acre in a RA zoned district. 2) A variance for the minimum lot width, which is 175 feet.  The proposed minimum is 93.42 feet. 3) The existing house would require a variance for a reduction in the minimum front yard setback from 75 feet to 33.9 feet.  Staff recommended denial of the request.

            Staff stated in 1989 the acreage of the property was reduced from 2.05 to 1.968 in order to extend the right-of-way for Evans Drive. 

            Commissioner Mathis asked if the request should be for a rezoning because the lot will below the one acre requirement and the reduction of the lot widths.  The lot is more in conformance with an R-2 zoning.

            Gary Steagald represented the applicant for the variance request.  Mr. Steagald stated the option of rezoning the property was not presented to him when the application was submitted.  When the property was purchased the survey indicated the acreage was 2.05.  A study was done and no other recorded survey was found indicating anything different. It was not until after the applicant had a survey done of the subject property that it was discovered the right-of-way acquisition took .37 acres from the total acreage. 

            Commissioner Mathis stated the County Ordinance prohibits the division of a tract of property into a non-conforming lot.  Staff stated that was correct.  Michael Harris, Planning Services Division Director, stated it should be pointed out that initially there was a way to sub-divide the lot by creating a flag lot requiring the house to be built in the rear of the lot.  This would create a hardship in that case.  The issue would be not meeting the one acre minimum lot size.  The existing house would be non-conforming and the new home could meet the building setback requirements but would have to be set in the rear of the lot.

            Mr. Steagald stated if there was a flag lot, the property drops off 40 feet in the rear and it would be cost prohibited to bring in enough dirt to fill it in.

            Commissioner Mathis asked if there were other homes along Evans Drive that the lot widths do not conform with the County Ordinance.  Mr. Harris stated he believed a lot of them do.

            Commissioner Holder stated his concern is the County help to create the problem by acquiring the right-of-way and never recording it.  Prior to that, the property could have been divided.

            Mr. Jordan stated the property would’ve had to be divided as a flag lot to meet the minimum lot width requirements but would have met the area requirements.

            Commissioner Basler made the motion to overturn the denial and approve the variance requests; Commissioner Bowman seconded. 

            Commissioner Stamey asked if water service was available to both lots.  Mr. Steagald stated water would be available to both lots.

            The motion carried 4-1-0 with Commissioners Basler, Stamey, Holder and Bowman in favor and Commissioner Mathis opposed.  The following resolution was approved:

WHEREAS, William J. Maner of Stockbridge, GA applied for a variance (VR-07-09) for property located at 103 Evans Drive, in Land Lot 126 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.968 acres, to reduce the minimum lot size, width, and front setback; and 

WHEREAS, all County and State requirements for legal advertisement and a public hearing have been met; and

WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Staff for Henry County has reviewed the request and submitted a report that is part of the public record; and

WHEREAS, the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board reviewed and denied the request for a variance on April 26, 2007; and

WHEREAS, William J. Maner filed an appeal on May 9, 2007;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners overturns the denial by the Zoning Advisory Board and grants the applicant’s aforementioned variance request.

Modification to a Zoning Condition – Sandra & Napoleon Brooks of Hampton, GA – MC-07-03

Sandra & Napoleon Brooks of Hampton, GA request a modification to a zoning condition for property located within the Fears Mill subdivision.  The property is located in Land Lot 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 4.81 +/- acres.  The request is to modify a condition regarding an undisturbed buffer.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended approval on April 26, 2007.

            Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner, presented the agenda item to the Board.  Mr. & Mrs. Brooks organized along with their neighbors to apply for a modification of a condition which reads:  A twenty-five foot (25’) undisturbed/enhanced buffer along Yates Road, lots on the southern boundary of the development site and a similar buffer along the eastern portion of the site from Fears Drive to the wetland area as shown on the staff-designated illustrative plan.  All property owners in which the buffer affects have applied to eliminate the buffer.  The buffer is within their platted lots.  The reason for the buffer is there was RA property to the east and that property has since been rezoned for a subdivision.  It appears the reason for the buffer is no longer valid.

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

            The applicants were present for the public hearing.

            Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the request to remove the undisturbed buffer; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Sandra and Napoleon Brooks (MC-07-03) applied for a modification to a zoning condition that was placed by the Board of Commissioners on October 19, 1999 for property located within the Fears Mill Subdivision, on the east side of Highway 3, north of Fears Drive.  The property is located in Land Lot 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 4.81 +/- acres (Parcel ID Numbers:  020D-01-078-000; 020D-01-079-000; 020D-01-080-000; 020D-01-081-000; 020D-01-082-000; 020D-01-083-000; 020D-01-084-000; 020D-01-085-000; 020D-01-086-000; 020D-01-087-000; 020D-01-088-000; and

WHEREAS, all County and State requirements for legal advertisement and a public hearing have been met; and

WHEREAS, the request was to modify a zoning condition to eliminate the twenty-five foot (25’) undisturbed/enhanced buffer along the eastern portion of the Fears Mill Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Staff for Henry County has reviewed the request and submitted a report that is part of the public record; and

WHEREAS, the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board has reviewed and recommended approval of the request on April 26, 2007; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the above modification of a zoning condition to read as follows:

8.      A twenty-five foot (25’) undisturbed/enhanced buffer shall only be located on lots along the southern boundary of the development site as depicted on the Final Subdivision Re-Plat for Fears Mill Subdivision (Phase One).

SPLOST/CAPITAL PROJECTS

Designation, Design and Construction of South Bethany Road

            Roy Clack, SPLOST/Capital Projects Director presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to add a project to the current SPLOST Program.  The South Bethany Road project is on the Master List that has not been designated.  There is an addition to Holder Park that faces South Bethany Road and the City of Locust Grove is planning a conference center along this road as well.  The City of Locust Grove approved a donation of $500,000 to the project and a budget amendment is being requested in the amount of $800,000 to be transferred from the Luella/Frog Road project to this project.  The designation for this project would be from Jackson Street north to West Price.  The request is to begin the design, the right-of way acquisition and construction up to the entrance of the park and the proposed city project.

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

WHEREAS, South Bethany Road from Jackson Street north to West Price Drive is listed on the SPLOST II Master list; and

 

            WHEREAS, Warren Holder Park, Phase II, is serviced by the current unimproved South Bethany Road; and

           

            WHEREAS, the Board wishes to designate South Bethany Road, and at the present time SPLOST Management would design, purchase right of way and pave from Jackson Street to just north of the newly constructed entrance of Warren Holder Park; and

 

WHEREAS, the construction portion from Warren Holder Park to West Price Drive will possibly be completed in SPLOST III; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Locust Grove is planning a conference civic center along the section of South Bethany Road (Bowden St.-city name) across from the new section of Warren Holder Park and would donate $500,000.00 to the construction of said project; and

 

            WHEREAS, a budget amendment would transfer $800,000.00 from Luella/ Frog Road to South Bethany Road to finance the project; and

 

            WHEREAS, the total budget of $1,300,000.00 would fund design, right-of-way and partial construction; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners hereby designates and authorizes the design, right-of-way and construction of South Bethany Road from Jackson Street to West Price Drive with a budget of $1.3 million. All budget amendments and/or transfers necessary for proper accounting of this resolution will hereby be approved.

 

Appointment to the Stormwater Committee

            This item was deferred.

Appointment to the Board of Elections and Registration

            The local act requires the appointment of a three person committee to make the Board of Commissioners appointee.  The three person committee was constituted last year and is still in existence.  The members are Jim Risher, Ed Wallace, and Tom Gaby.

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to reactivate the existing committee; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

County Manager Comments

            There were no comments.

County Attorney Comments

            There were no comments.

Public Comments

            There were no comments.

Upcoming Meetings

1.      Thursday, June 14th @ 7:00 p.m. a joint meeting with the four cities regarding the SPLOST III Program

2.      Monday, June 18th  @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 19th  @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meetings

3.      Monday, July 2nd @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, July 3rd @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meetings – MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

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 Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

(Executive Session was held.)

 

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to reconvene into Public Session; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Holder was not present)

Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the affidavit and resolution pertaining to executive session; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Holder was not present)

            Commissioner Mathis made the motion to adjourn; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Holder was not present)

 

                                                                                    Jason T. Harper, Chairman

Shay Mathis, County Clerk