STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a regularly scheduled Public Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2006, 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,

            Gerry Adams, Vice-Chairman, District IV Commissioner

            Warren E. Holder, District I Commissioner

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

            Randy Stamey, District III Commissioner

            Lee Holman, 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 and Development Division Director; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Sabine, Assistant to the County Manager; Angie Bailey, Interim Administration Division Director; Mike Bush, Finance Director; Latonya Wiley, Deputy County Attorney; Roy Clack, SPLOST/Capital Projects Director; and others.

 

(NOTE: An 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.)

 

Commissioner Adams announced that Chairman Harper would be late for the meeting and he would preside until the Chairman arrived.

 

Vice-Chairman Adams called the meeting to order and called for acceptance of the agenda.

            Commissioner Holman made the motion to approve the agenda; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

FINANCE

            Authorization to adopt two amendments to the ACCG Defined Benefits Pension Plan for Employees

            From time to time, the ACCG and IRS make changes to the ACCG Defined Benefit Model Plan.  There were two recent amendments.

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

A Resolution of the

Henry County Board of Commissioners

For the Purpose of Authorizing the

Adoption of Two Amendments to the ACCG Defined

Benefits Pension Model Plan for Henry County Employees

 

WHEREAS, from time to time, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will make changes to the ACCG Defined Benefit Pension Model Plan; and,

 

WHEREAS, since Henry County uses the Model Plan for employee pensions, we are required to adopt the changes; and,

 

WHEREAS, per an August 2006 Board of Trustees meeting of the Association of County Commissioners (ACCG) of Georgia’s Defined Benefits Pension Plan, the Model Plan Document has been amended to address the collection of benefit overpayments from future payments to a participant or beneficiary; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now requiring state and local governments with employee pick-up contributions to a Defined Benefits Pension Plan to document such contributions in a written format such as a resolution;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the adoption of the amendment by the ACCG Board of Trustees and the adoption of the amendment by the IRS to the ACCG Defined Benefits Pension Plan.

 

 

            Authorization to create & advertise and RFP for an Actuary to develop a program for adjusting post retirement benefits and ratification of changes made in the Personnel Handbook

 

            Based on the new pronouncement (GASB 45) created by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Henry County must change its funding mechanism for post retirement benefits.  GASB 45 requires the government to record the liability for post retirement benefits such as health insurance premiums paid by the government in the annual financial report.

 

            The change will require an Actuary to study the retirement system and create a program to guide the County in funding the benefits based on GASB 45.

 

            Staff recommends creating a Request for Proposals (RFP) for this project and requests the Board’s authorization to advertise the RFP for Actuarial Services.

            In addition, staff request that the Board ratify the changes to the Personnel Handbook relating to the new GASB pronouncement and all other changes to the Handbook made during this calendar year.

 

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

Resolution of the

Henry County Board of Commissioners

For the Purpose of Authorizing the creation

And advertising of an RFP for Actuary Services

Relative to changing Post Retirement Benefits and

Ratification of Personnel Handbook Changes

 

WHEREAS, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued a new pronouncement (GASB 45) requiring changing the funding mechanism for post retirement benefits; and,

 

WHEREAS, GASB 45 requires the government to record the liability for post retirement benefits such as health insurance premiums paid by the government in the annual financial report; and,

 

WHEREAS, an Actuary is needed to study the retirement system and create a program to guide the County in funding the benefits based on GASB 45; and,

 

WHEREAS, staff recommends creating and advertising a Request For Proposal (RFP) for Actuary Services; and,

 

WHEREAS, changes have been made in the Personnel Handbook relating to the GASB pronouncement and in other areas;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the creation and advertisement of an RFP for Actuary Services relative to changing post retirement benefits, and ratifies the changes in the Personnel Handbook.

 

            Authorization to enter an annual agreement with the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit for Fiscal Year 2007

 

            Henry County has had an annual agreement with the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit for the past two years.  Under the agreement, the Public Defender Office provides for the Flint Judicial Circuit full-time staff for a Circuit Public Defender Office or Offices consisting of a circuit public defender; an assistant public defender for each Superior Court judge authorized for the circuit, excluding the Chief Judge and Senior Judges; an investigator; and two additional persons to perform administrative, clerical, or paraprofessional services.  All staff are paid as state employees with state benefits and retirement.

 

            In exchange, Henry County provides salary supplements, and the costs of appropriate offices, utilities, telephone expenses, materials and supplies as necessary, and an administrative service fee.  The first year (2004-2005) the fee was 10 percent; the second year (2005-2006) the fee was 7 percent, and this year (2006-2007) the fee is 6 percent.

 

            All of the Public Defender expenses for Henry County have been accounted for in the Fiscal Year 2007 budget, and this resolution renews the contract between Henry County, the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit.

 

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

 

A Resolution of the

Henry County Board of Commissioners

For the Purpose of Authorizing

The Fiscal Year 2007 Contract between Henry County, the

Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit

Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit

 

WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners entered into contracts with the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit in Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006; and,

 

WHEREAS, under the terms of the contract the Public Defenders are paid as state employees with state benefits and retirement; and,

 

WHEREAS, Henry County provides salary supplements, offices, utilities, telephone expenses, materials and supplies, and an administrative fee, which are accounted for in the County’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget; and,

 

WHEREAS, Henry County needs to enter into the annual contract with the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Fiscal Year 2007 contract between Henry County, the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and the Circuit Public Defender Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit.

 

           

 

 

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

            Non-Revenue Streetlights on Mitchell Road at the intersection of the entrance to the Dutchtown Schools

 

            The Department of Development Plan Review received numerous requests from employees and parents of Dutchtown Schools requesting a streetlight at the intersection of Mitchell Road and the Dutchtown School complex. 

 

            The Board of Education was contacted and responded saying if the County could position the lighting on the school’s property, the Board of Education could possibly participate.  As a matter of safety, staff felt it would be prudent to go forward with installing the non-revenue streetlight request.

 

            Staff is continuing to work with the power company on the location of the streetlight.  The Board of Education proposed placing the light in the median; for safety reasons, staff did not want to place the light in the median.  If the light can be located on school property, the Board of Education may be willing to contribute to the cost of installation.

 

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

 

Resolution approving a Non-Revenue Streetlight Request

WHEREAS, the citizens of Henry County have requested a non-revenue streetlight to be located at the intersection of Mitchell Road and the Dutchtown Schools entrance in District 2, and

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

WHEREAS, the Development Plan Review Staff for Henry County has reviewed the request and submitted reports that are part of the public record; and

WHEREAS, the Development Plan Review Staff have reviewed and recommended approval of the request; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Commissioners of Henry County approves the request for a non-revenue streetlight.

 

Bid for Photogrammetric Mapping Services

            Henry County is in need of updated aerial photography as the previous aerials were done in 2003.  The GIS Department manages all of the County’s mapping and aerial photography services and supports numerous County departments as well as the Water and Sewer Authority, the Board of Education and the Cities.  Having current and accurate aerial photography is critical to departments such as Police, Fire, E-911, Planning and Zoning, Stormwater and DOT.

            Henry County Water and Sewer Authority agreed to contribute $81,000.00 toward the cost of aerial photography.

            Five bids were received and after evaluation staff recommended the bid be awarded to Photo Science as the most responsive and best available bid.

            Commissioner Holder commented there are times the low bid is not accepted but most of the time the low bid is accepted.  However, there is flexibility to accept the most responsive. 

            Commissioner Mathis asked the County Attorney if the bid could be awarded to Photo Science with them not being the low bidder.  Patrick Jaugsteter, the County Attorney, stated it can be awarded to Photo Science and asked staff to state the reasons for choosing Photo Science.

            Staff stated the vendor Earth Mapping did not address the specifics that were listed in the RFP and was considered a non-responsive bid. A specific flight plan has to be submitted when working adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  The RFP called for a specific type of flight pattern.  Sanborn did not conduct a full investigation of the area to determine the flight plan.  In the RFP it was stated the need to have flexibility in the billing process.  The vendor G-Squared, in their response, did not have this flexibility. 

            Rob Magnaghi, the County Manager, commented there will be more agenda items were the RFP approach will be used as opposed to lowest bidder.  Some of the serious mistakes that have been made in the past are by strictly giving to the lowest bidder and then questioning whether the specifications were met as required.  Flexibility is needed to be able to select the best responsive vendor.  In many cases the issues are, where do they operate from, where is the corporate office, who are the trouble shooters, what type of support services will be received, etc.  That’s why the RFP approach will be used.  In this case with this type of product, once you begin the process and a mistake is made it’s horrendous to try and redo the services.

            Commissioner Stamey asked the County Attorney if this was advertised and bids received and vendors thought it would be awarded to the lowest bidder and its not, is that fair.  Patrick responded absolutely not, if that was done.  In this case the bid/RFP didn’t state “whoever gives the best price gets the bid” it said there would be an evaluation with points assigned to each criteria and the highest points gets the bid.  It wasn’t bid just on price. 

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to award the bid to Photo Science for mapping services in the amount of $277,000 and authorized the Chairman to sign all necessary documents; Commissioner Holman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

Resolution Awarding Bid for Digital Photogrammetric Mapping Service

WHEREAS, sealed proposals were solicited for photogrammetric mapping services for the GIS Department; and

WHEREAS, five (5) vendors submitted bids for this service; and

WHEREAS, funding for these services will be distributed over two (2) budget cycles and also supplemented by funds from the Henry County Water and Sewerage Authority; and

WHEREAS, after evaluating all of the bids received, Photo Science, Inc. received the highest number of points for the evaluation factors set forth in the sealed proposals; and

WHEREAS, Henry County staff recommends Photo Science, Inc. to provide photogrammetric mapping services.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners awards the bid for photogrammetric mapping services to Photo Science, Inc. in the amount of $277,000.00 and authorizes the Chairman to sign all necessary documents and contracts.

 

REZONINGS

            Cameron Communities, LLC of McDonough, GA – RZ-06-44

            Cameron Communities, LLC of McDonough, GA requested a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located at 2291 Highway 81 East.  The property is located in Land Lot 173 of the 7th District, consisting of 21.764 +/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval on October 12, 2006.

            Staff stated the applicant’s request is to develop a single-family residential subdivision that would be on septic.  The proposed development would consist of 26 lots.  The request is consistent with the future land use map which designates the property for low density residential. However the net density for the property is at 1.27 dwelling units per acre and the future land use map designates 1.25 dwelling units per acre for developments on septic systems.  There are two (2) parcels on the survey plat but they are not part of the rezoning request.  Tract 2 is a single-family home that’s currently located on the property that, based on the information received, will be left on the property.  Tract 3 is an existing cell tower. 

            Stan Cameron, with Cameron Communities, LLC represented the applicant.  Mr. Cameron stated the Zoning Advisory Board recommended approval with eleven (11) conditions; however the applicant presented a twelfth condition which is a landscaped buffer along Highway 81 East. 

            Vice-Chairman Adams called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the request; there was no response.

            Commissioner Stamey made a motion to approve the rezoning with twelve conditions; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the rezoning with the following conditions:

  1. Streetlights and underground utilities shall be required.

 

  1. The development shall have uniform mailboxes throughout.

 

  1. All entrances shall have a deceleration lane/acceleration taper, which shall be constructed to the Georgia Department of Transportation standards.

 

  1. Each entrance shall meet the minimum intersection sight distance required per the posted speed limit of the road.

 

  1. The developer shall install sidewalks on both sides of interior streets and along the frontage of the development based on approval by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

 

  1. There shall be a tree-lined streetscape that will include on tree to be located on each interior lot and two trees located on each corner lot.  Canopy, evergreen, and/or understory trees may be included in streetscape.

 

  1. The net density shall not exceed 1.27 dwelling units per acre.

                                                                                       

  1. All homes shall consist of a minimum of 2,200 square feet of heated floor space.

 

  1. All homes shall be constructed of all brick on side and rear elevations.  Front elevations shall consist of brick, or a combination of brick, stone, stucco, cement-based product and/or vinyl shake shingles.  Vinyl siding may be used in the eaves and soffits areas.

 

  1. All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the homes.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. A landscape berm four (4”) feet in height shall be established along the entire road frontage of Highway 81 East.  The landscape berm shall be planted with a combination of canopy trees, understory trees and shrubs so as to create a screening buffer between Highway 81 East and the homes within the subdivision.  Notwithstanding the above, those areas of the property along Highway 81 East that currently have a natural vegetative buffer shall not be disturbed.

 

TMAR Farms, LLC of McDonough, GA – RZ-06-48

      TMAR Farms, LLC of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located on the east side of Spivey Road, north of Stonemill Drive.  The property is located in Land Lot 42 of the 12th District, consisting of 1.98 +/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval October 12, 2006.

Staff stated the subject property will be part of an existing subdivision that was approved by the Board of Commissioners on December 20, 2005.  The applicant’s request is to develop the property for three single-family lots and a detention pond.  If approved, one of the residential lots will have frontage on Spivey Road; the other two residential lots will be developed as part of the existing single-family subdivision that is currently being developed. 

Commissioner Stamey asked staff if the lots were flag lots and staff stated they are not.

Warren Power represented the applicant for this request.  Mr. Power’s stated this request is an addition to the existing subdivision previously rezoned on December 20, 2005.  The applicant is requesting to add two (2) lots to the actual subdivision that would be accessed from the cul-de-sac.  The third lot is a detention pond and the fourth lot will not be part of the subdivision, it will have access from Spivey Road directly. 

Vice-Chairman Adams called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to this request; there was no response.

Staff stated because Spivey Road is designated as a local road, a variance is not needed for the lot that will have frontage on Spivey Road.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the request with twelve (12) conditions; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the rezoning with the following conditions:

                              1.      All homes shall be built on site; no modular homes or manufactured homes shall be allowed.

 

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

 

                              3.      All homes shall have standard two-car attached garages with side entry where feasible.

 

                              4.      Underground utilities and streetlights shall be required.

 

                              5.      The development shall have uniform mailboxes throughout.

 

                              6.      All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the homes.

 

                              7.      All homes shall consist of a combination of two or more materials on all sides, consisting of brick, stone, stucco and/or cement fiberboard.  Vinyl shall be used for eaves, soffits, and window casings.

 

                              8.      There shall be a twenty foot (20’) undisturbed buffer along the north and east property lines.

 

                              9.      If a driveway pipe is required for the proposed lot with frontage on Spivey Road, the pipe shall be required to have safety flared end sections on each end.

 

                          10.      Sidewalks shall be installed on both sides of the street within the development.

 

                          11.      The detention pond shall be enclosed with a wooden fence and shall be landscaped along the fence.  Landscaping shall be approved by the Planning and Zoning Department prior to final plat approval.

 

                          12.      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.

 

Fabio Brian Gwaltney, d/b/a South Atlanta Motor Sports of McDonough, GA  -RZ-06-41

Fabio Brian Gwaltney, d/b/a South Atlanta Motor Sports of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to C-3 (Heavy Commercial) for property located on the north side of Jonesboro Road, west of Dailey Mill Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 126 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.15+/- acres.   The request is for the development of an automotive sales center. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial on September 28, 2006

 

            Staff stated the request is for a rezoning from C-1 to C-3 to allow for an automotive car and truck sale center on the subject property.  The site is 1.15 +/- acres and the request was tabled by the Board of Commissioners at the November 6, 2006 meeting.  The future land use map designates the site for commercial and service uses.  The request meets all the requirements for a C-3 zoning district except for the forty foot buffer along the rear property line.

           

(Chairman Jason Harper enters the room and will preside for the remainder of the meeting)

 

Brent Moye, Land Engineering and Development, represented the applicant.  Mr. Moye stated the applicant reviewed the conditions and the additional condition regarding the buffer and is in agreement with all conditions.

 

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the request.

 

Steve Stavaro stated he is not in opposition to the request but would like more information regarding the conditions and the proposed signage for the request. 

 

Commissioner Stamey addressed Mr. Stavaro’s concerns regarding the signage (condition #5) and in reference to the buffer, a letter has been placed in the file. The letter states the position of the Board is normally for a twenty foot buffer but the exception regarding the subject property is because of the uniqueness in size.

 

Staff stated if the property located north of the subject property is every rezoned, a buffer would be required.

 

Commissioner Stamey made the motion to approve the rezoning request with nineteen (19) conditions; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the rezoning with the following conditions:

 

1.      There shall be a ten (10) foot landscaped easement along Jonesboro Road.

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

3.      All lighting fixtures in the parking area shall be box-style, fitted with non-glare lenses and with cut-off shield to prevent light from extending beyond the limits of the property.

4.      Pole-mounted lighting fixtures in the parking areas shall be limited to no more than fifteen (15) feet above grade at the base of the pole.

5.      Primary ground signage shall consist of a monument-based sign that is consistent in design with the primary structure, constructed of brick, stone, stucco, or any combination thereof, shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.  Only one sign shall be permitted for the site and should include all tenants and should be no taller than fifteen (15) feet in height. Use of flags, banners or other type of garland-type displays shall be prohibited.

6.      An acceleration/deceleration lane shall be required upon approval by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

7.      Any changes with regard to access of the site shall be coordinated with the Henry County Department of Transportation.

8.      Dumpster(s) shall be placed on a concrete pad and enclosed on three (3) sides. The enclosure shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco or any combination thereof provided it is consistent with the primary structure, and shall not exceed eight feet (8) in height.

9.      The Department of Development Plan Review shall approve the architectural design of all proposed building plans prior to the issuance of a building permit.

10.  All plans including the site layout, grading and drainage, utility, erosion control, and landscaping are subject to approval by the Development Plan Review Department prior to the issuance of a building permit.

11.  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.

12.  The property shall be zoned C-3 for the sole use of an automotive car and truck sales center. No other C-3 use shall be permitted.

13.  All buildings shall be constructed of brick, stone, stucco or glass and may be accented with additional construction materials.

14.  Underground detention facilities shall be required.

15.  A detailed landscaping plan shall be submitted. The Department of Development Plan Review shall have final approval of the plan prior to the issuance of any permits.

16.  Additional landscaping, consisting of coniferous trees, deciduous trees, and/or shrubs shall be located within the required buffer area along the property boundary to ensure that no detrimental harm come to the abutting residential property.

17.  The entire road frontage shall be sodded with landscaped areas of vegetation consisting of one shade tree and five shrubs for every 35 linear feet of frontage.

18.  A privacy fence shall be constructed along the northern property line where subject property abuts residential property, to be constructed of a non-wood maintenance free material. No chain link fencing shall be allowed on property. Landscape along fence line shall be of sodded and planted vegetation.

19.  A buffer of twenty feet (20’) shall be provided along the northern property line for the extent of the proposed building. Ten feet (10’) of this buffer may be used for vehicle access if needed. The remaining portion of the northern property line shall have an buffer of ten feet (10’). Where there is inadequate buffering as determined by the Development Plan Review Department, the following number of plant materials shall be required for each 50 linear feet, or portion thereof, of the required property buffers:

a.      One canopy tree

b.      One evergreen tree

c.       One understory tree

d.      Five shrubs

 

Butch Springer of Hampton, GA – RZ-06-31

Butch Springer of Hampton, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for properties located at 785 & 825 New Morn Drive.  The properties are located in Land Lot 213 of the 6th District, consisting of 45.19 +/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial on September 14, 2006.

Staff stated the Future Land Use Map designates the property for residential and agricultural land uses not to exceed .8 dwelling units per acre, due to the fact the subject property is within a limited development area (Towaliga Watershed District).  The concept plan that was submitted by the applicant illustrates 46 lots on 40.96 net acres for a net density of 1.12 dwelling units per acre.  The density is not consistent with the future land use map.  The concept plan depicts 2.94 +/- acres of open space area.

Doug Dillard of Dillard & Galloway represented the applicant.  Mr. Dillard stated the initial application was for 46 lots.  This has been revised to not more than 40 units, with an overall net density 1.0 unit per acre.  This request is consistent with three other developments within the area that were developed at higher densities.  The concept plan was amended after the Zoning Advisory Board’s recommendation.  There is a variance request running concurrent with this request to allow the minimum lot size to be reduced to 30,000 square feet.  This variance would be consistent with an R-2 district, however the overall density would not exceed 1 unit per acre.

Commissioner Adams asked the applicant what the price range would be for the homes within this development.  Mr. Dillard stated the cost would be in the high 200’s to the low 300’s.

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to this request; there was no response.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the rezoning request with seventeen (17) conditions; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the rezoning with the following conditions:

  1. The minimum house size shall be 2,200 square feet of heated floor space.
  2. The front of the houses shall be constructed of any combination of brick, stucco, stone or cement fiberboard. The remaining sides shall be constructed of any combination of brick, stucco or stone. Vinyl shall only be used for soffits, eaves, dormers and fascia.
  3. The development shall not exceed a net density of 1.0 unit per acre.
  4. The development shall have uniform mailboxes throughout.
  5. All lots shall front interior to the development.
  6. Sidewalks shall be installed on both sides of streets within the development.
  7. Acceleration and deceleration lanes shall be required at each entrance to the development and constructed to Henry County DOT standards.
  8. All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line of the house.
  9. Homes shall be built on site; no modular homes will be allowed.

10.  Underground utilities shall be installed.

  1. There shall be a tree-lined streetscape that will include one tree to be located on each interior lot and two trees located on each corner lot.
  2. Developer shall plant a 20 foot wide landscaped buffer to serve as a visual screen between New Morn Drive and the lots abutting the right-of-way of New Morn Drive.  The following number of plant materials shall be required for each 50 linear feet, or portion thereof, of the required property buffers:
    1. One canopy tree
    2. One evergreen tree
    3. One understory tree
    4. Five shrubs
  1. Each house shall have a side-entry two car garage where feasible.
  2. The amenity package shall be completed after the first ten (10) homes are constructed. The development shall contain a walking trail to provide a pedestrian friendly environment.
  3. The development shall have a mandatory homeowners association.
  4. The entrance shall be designed and located to meet the minimum intersection sight distance requirements based on the posted speed limit of New Morn Drive.
  5. 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.

 

Butch Springer of Hampton, GA – AP-06-15

Butch Springer of Hampton, GA, requested a variance for properties located at 785 & 825 New Morn Drive.  The properties are located in Land Lot 213 of the 6th District, consisting of 45.19+/- acres.  The request was to allow for reduction to the minimum allowable lot size for a proposed single-family residential subdivision development in a watershed district.  The request was denied by the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board on September 14, 2006.  The applicant filed an appeal with Henry County Planning Zoning Department on September 15, 2006. 

Doug Dillard of Dillard and Galloway represented the applicant.  Mr. Dillard stated some of the interior lots need to be 30,000 square feet.  Septic is available to the subject project.

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to this request; there was no response.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the request for a variance; Commissioner Adams seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Butch Springer of Hampton, Georgia, applied for a variance (VR-06-20) for the reduction to the minimum allowable lot size in a watershed district. The property is located at 785 & 825 New Morn Drive (Parcel ID Numbers 038-01-052-000 & 038-01-052-001), in Land Lot 213 of the 6th District, consisting of 45.19+/- acres; 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 September 14, 2006.

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

 

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA – RZ-06-49

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property at 185 Fears Drive.  The property is located in Land Lots 216 & 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 59.70+/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family conservation residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial October 12, 2006.

Staff stated the subject property is located on the north of Fears Drive and to the east of Fears Mill Subdivision.  The future land use map designates the subject property for residential and agricultural land uses at up to 1.0 dwelling units per acre (the subject property is located on a local road).  The concept plan submitted by the applicant shows 88 lots on 45.5 net acres for a net density of 1.94 dwelling units per acre.  The proposed minimum lot is 10,890 square feet in area, which meets the requirements of the Conservation Subdivision Ordinance.  The concept plan depicts that 26.5 +/- acres, which comprises 44.4% of the gross land area, will be preserved as open space.  A 75 foot buffer is proposed along both sides of the stream.

Amit Bose with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP represented the applicant.  Mr. Bose stated the homes are proposed to be a minimum of 2,000 square feet and 2,200 square feet of heated space for two-story homes.  There is a variance request and a conditional use request running concurrent to this rezoning request.  The applicant is proposing 88 units that will meet all requirements of the Conservation Subdivision Ordinance.  The reason for applying for a conservation subdivision as opposed to an R-2 rezoning is because the R-2 district would only require approximately 5.5 acres of greenspace. The proposed concept plan will improve the water quality.

The proposed building materials for the homes are masonry, stucco, brick and hardiplank.  The cost of the homes will be approximately above the 250’s to the low 300’s.

Commissioner Mathis asked why there is a conditional use request for the subject property.  Staff stated the conditional use was added because there were instances where vacant land that is zoned RA, the applicant would submit a site plan to develop the property without any zoning conditions.  The conditional use was to cause the applicant to have to apply and conditions be imposed, therefore it was decided that all conservation subdivision would have applications for a conditional use also.

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

Commissioner Mathis commented that she would like for this plan to be used as a model for conservation subdivisions.  There is concern among citizens that conservation subdivisions are not good because of the smaller lots.  This is an opportunity to use this plan as a “poster child” for conservation subdivisions.  We hope this will be a good quality development that can be used to try to change the public’s opinions on these types of developments.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the rezoning request with eighteen (18) conditions; Commissioner Adams seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Stamey was out of the room) approving the rezoning with the following conditions:

1.      There shall be a mandatory Homeowners’ Association that shall oversee the maintenance of all common areas of the proposed development, including open space and amenity areas.

2.      The net density of the development shall not exceed 1.94 dwelling units per acre and shall not exceed 88 lots.

3.      The minimum house size shall be 2,000 square feet for a ranch and 2,200 for a two (2) story.

4.      The houses shall be constructed on all sides with brick, stone, stucco or any combination thereof, with cement fiberboard, clapboard or cedar shakes permitted as accents. Vinyl shall only be allowed on the soffits, fascia, and eaves.

5.      A minimum of 26.5 acres shall be provided as open space and include passive amenities. An open space management plan shall be submitted to the Planning & Zoning Department for review and approval.

6.      The development shall have uniform mailboxes throughout.

7.      Streetlights and underground utilities shall be required.

8.      All yards shall be sodded to the rear drip line.

9.      Sidewalks shall be installed along both sides of streets within the development and along the site’s frontage on Fears Drive.

10.  All entrances shall have a deceleration lane/acceleration taper, which shall be constructed to Henry County Department of Transportation standards.

11.  Each entrance shall meet the minimum intersection sight distance required per the posted speed limit of Fears Drive.

12.  Applicant shall pave Fears Drive to Henry County Department of Transportation standards (entire frontage to the nearest intersection).

13.  Access to site shall be located so that the minimum intersection sight distance is met per 35 mph (horizontal and sag vertical curves - 200/or 200+ AASHTO; crest vertical curves – 1990 AASHTO.

14.  Fears Drive to be improved and paved to Henry County DOT standards based on 35 mph speed design and 80’ symmetrical right-of-way. A full set of roadway construction plans are required which include, but are not limited to, plan and profiles, typ. Section, erosion control plans, grading and drainage plans, utility plans, storm profiles, signage and marking plans, cross sections, etc.

15.  Roadway improvements necessary will begin at least (limits of improvements may extend further west than existing curb and gutter if necessary to achieve a long enough vertical curve to obtain sight distance for the proposed subdivision access) by the end of curb and gutter of existing paved road and extend through a minimum of the sites frontage. Limits of improvements to the east may have to extend further if necessary to provide an adequate tie-in to the existing section of roadway.

16.  Owner/Applicant will need to obtain all required right-of-way, permanent easements, and temporary construction easements necessary and provide documentation to Henry County prior to obtaining a Land Disturbance Permit.

17.  Owner/Applicant is responsible for relocating all utilities as necessary, including relocating all above ground utilities outside of the clear zone.

18.  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.

 

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA – AP-06-19

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA requested a conditional use for property located at 185 Fears Drive.  The property is located in Land Lots 216 & 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 59.70+/- acres.  The request was for a single-family conservation residential subdivision.  The request was denied by the Zoning Advisory Board on October 12, 2006.  The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning & Zoning Department on October 25, 2006.

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to this request; there was no response.

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the conditional use request; Commissioner Holman seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Stamey was out of the room) approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Amit Bose, agent for Caledonian Land Company of Fayetteville, GA, applied for a conditional use for a conservation subdivision (CU-06-24) for property located at 185 Fears Drive (Parcel ID numbers) 020-01-001-002 and 020-01-001-035), in Land Lots 216 and 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 59.70+/- acres; 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 conditional use request on October 12, 2006.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners overturns the denial and approves the aforementioned applicant’s conditional use request.

 

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA – AP-06-18

Caledonian Land Co., LLC of Fayetteville, GA requested a variance for property located at 185 Fears Drive.  The property is located in Land Lots 216 & 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 59.70+/- acres.  The request was to allow for the development of a single-family conservation residential subdivision on a local road.  The request was denied by the Henry County Zoning Advisory Board on October 12, 2006.  The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning & Zoning Department on October 25, 2006.

Chairman Harper called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition of this request; there was no response.

 

Commissioner Mathis made the motion to approve the variance request; Commissioner Adams seconded.  The motion carried 4-0-0 (Commissioner Stamey was out of the room) approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Amit Bose, agent for Caledonian Land Company of Fayetteville, GA, applied for a variance (VR-06-32) for the development of a single-family conservation residential subdivision on a local road for property located at 185 Fears Drive (Parcel ID numbers 020-01-001-002 and 020-01-001-035), in Land Lots 216 and 217 of the 6th District, consisting of 59.70+/- acres; 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 variance request on October 12, 2006.

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

                 

GRANT ADMINISTRATION

Grant from the Lovejoy WalMart Store

On November 6, the Board of Commissioners approved using $3,300 received in grants and donations toward the purchase of a K-9 for drug interdiction for the Henry County Police Department’s Narcotics Squad.  The total cost of the dog was $3,800. The remaining $500 was to come from available funding in the Police Department budget.

The Police Department recently received a $1,250 Safe Neighborhoods Grant from the Lovejoy WalMart Store.  The Police Department is requesting authorization to use $500 from this grant to complete the purchase of the drug dog, with the remaining funds to be placed in the Small Equipment account for future use.

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

A Resolution for the purpose of Authorizing

The Acceptance of a safe Neighborhoods Grant from the

Lovejoy Walmart for use in Purchasing a Drug Dog for the

Henry County Police Department

WHEREAS, on November 6, 2006, the Henry County Board of Commissioners approved using $3,300.00 received in grants and donations toward the purchase of a K-9 for drug interdiction for the Henry County Police Department’s Narcotics Squad; and,

 

WHEREAS, the total cost of the dog was $3,800.00, with the remaining $500.00 to come from available funding in the Police Department budget; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Henry County Police Department recently received a $1,250.00 Safe Neighborhoods grant from the Lovejoy WalMart and requests authorization to accept the grant and use $500.00 of the grant to complete the purchase of the drug dog, with the remaining funds to be placed in the Small Equipment account;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners authorizes the acceptance of the Safe Neighborhood Grant from the Lovejoy WalMart and the use of the funds as specified and approves all budget amendments or transfers necessary for proper accounting of this resolution.

 

SPLOST / CAPITIAL PROJECTS

Budget amendment transferring funds

Many SPLOST transportation projects have been completed and have a remaining balance.  SPLOST Management is requesting a budget amendment in the amount of $1,065,159 transferring these remaining funds to Unallocated Sales Tax.  This would supplement other projects in need of funding.

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

SPLOST Resolution for a Budget Amendment

Concerning Completed Transportation Projects

WHEREAS, many SPLOST transportation projects have been completed and have a remaining balance; and

WHEREAS, SPLOST Management is requesting a budget amendment in the amount of $1,065,159.00 transferring these remaining funds to Unallocated Sales Tax; and

WHEREAS, this would supplement other projects in need of funding; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners approves a budget amendment in the amount of $1,065,159.00. All budget amendments and/or transfers necessary for proper accounting of this resolution will hereby be approved

Request for Proposals to Construct Tennis Courts at Hidden Valley Park

Currently there are two (2) tennis courts at Hidden Valley Park that are used frequently.  Commissioner Holman requested two (2) additional tennis courts be constructed.  Bids were solicited and two (2) vendors responded.  SPLOST Management recommended the proposal be awarded to the low bidder Add-In Tennis in the amount of $29,390.  Funding is available in SPLOST II Hidden Valley Park improvements.

Commissioner Adams stated he has visited the two current tennis courts and they appear to not be used a lot; why is there a need for two additional courts.  Staff stated there was request from the users of the tennis courts for additional courts to be built.

Commissioner Holman made the motion to approve the request; Commissioner Mathis seconded. The motion carried 4-1-0 with Commissioner Adams in opposition.  The following resolution was approved:

SPLOST Resolution to Award the Proposal

For the Construction of New Tennis Courts

At Hidden Valley Park

WHEREAS, Hidden Valley Park is a designated SPLOST II Park Improvement project; and

WHEREAS, a request for proposal was issued by SPLOST Management for the construction of 2 new tennis courts, including fencing; and

WHEREAS, proposals from two (2) vendors were received; and

WHEREAS, SPLOST Management recommends the proposal be awarded to the low bidder Add-In Tennis in the amount of $29,390.00; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Henry County Board of Commissioners approves the proposal of Add-In Tennis and authorizes the Chairman of the Board to sign all necessary documents for the construction of new tennis courts at Hidden Valley Park.

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY MANAGER

            Proposed YMCA Site and Proposed Partnership Agreement

            Michael Sabine, Assistant to the County Manager, stated approximately one month ago there was discussions regarding the YMCA’s request for property to develop a family recreation center.  Representatives from the YMCA are requesting to address the Board regarding a proposed site.

            Ms. Judy Neal, YMCA Board Member, thanked the Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the Board of the YMCA, for their patience as the YMCA tried to locate property.  The Board of Commissioners previously asked that the Board of the YMCA be strengthen with strong community leaders and there are over twenty-one (21) Board Members currently (Ms. Neal recognized some of the Board Members).  She stated there are a number of community leaders that have stepped up to say, the three million dollars that will be gap money, can be raised. 

            Mr. Tom Gaby, a supporter of the YMCA, gave a personal testimony regarding his experience and his father’s experience, as young men, with the YMCA.  The YMCA taught them principals and values that they have used to become the people they are today.

            Mr. Jeff Alvey, Executive Director of the Henry County YMCA, stated they are asking for two things; 1) commit a site for the YMCA to be located and 2) to enter into an agreement and identify how funding, that was committed to the YMCA, will be spent.  Mr. Alvey stated in February, 2004 a resolution was passed by the Board of Commissioners that committed five million dollars for a youth and family facility, with the understanding, the YMCA would operate the facility.  The five million would help off set the capital expenses that are expected to be approximately seventeen million dollars.  The understanding is the facility would be run using the YMCA business model and the YMCA would be responsible for running the facility, thereby alleviating the tax payers the burden of about a million and a half to two million dollars a year.  When you consider a possible four (4) year long term lease, that could amount to savings of approximately sixty to eighty million dollars for the county, compared to the cost if the facility was run by the county.  In 2005, in an effort to educate the Board of Commissioners on how a public/private partnership could work, a field trip was taken to Alpharetta.  The Alpharetta model was used because of the successful partnership with the City of Alpharetta and the Metro Atlanta YMCA.  One of the main ingredients to a successful YMCA Youth and Family Facility has been the identification of suitable property for this project.  Over twelve sites have been considered.  The ingredients that are looked for included, good visibility, accessibility, surrounding demographics that will support the membership and business model.  After visiting the Alpharetta YMCA, the Board of Commissioners identified a proposed site.  The property is approximately 20 acres.  The Phase I Environmental Studies have been completed and drilling samples have been acquired.  There have been meetings with county staff regarding methane leaks on the adjourning property.  The YMCA feels the proposed site is suitable for a youth and family facility.  The request is for the Board to commit the proposed site to the project. 

            The plat that was presented to the Board stated the property consisted of 18.9 acres.  The plat from the Henry County GIS Department shows the subject property is approximately 20 acres.  There are two (2) acres that identified Green Valley Golf Club as owners.  Through research it was discovered the two (2) acres are owned by the County.  The two (2) acres was originally designated for parking adjacent to the proposed facility.  Should the site be committed to the YMCA and after research, it is confirmed that the County owns the two (2) acres; the YMCA is requesting it be included.

            Mr. Sabine stated this can be ironed out in the final agreement, but the request is for staff to receive direction from the Board so an agreement can be drafted and brought back to the Board for approval.

            Commissioner Holman asked for a break down of the funding for the facility.  Mr. Jeff Alvey stated in February, 2004 the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to encumber five million dollars towards investing into the YMCA facility (proposed to cost a total of seventeen million dollars).  The project will be completed in two or three phases.  There will be a community capital campaign and funds will be levied in a bond offering or borrowed by the YMCA for the balance after the community capital campaign.  The five million that has been committed by the Board will be used to begin the first phase of construction, which will include an indoor aquatic facility.  As the money is raised within the community and becomes available to borrow from the Metro Atlanta YMCA, phase two would begin and if needed, phase three which would include an outdoor pool, gymnasium and other amenities. 

           

            Chairman Harper stated the request is to dedicate the proposed site contingent upon an agreement with the YMCA, potentially the Development Authority and the County Government to construct the facility and authorize staff to proceed in preparing a lease agreement.

Commissioner Holman asked staff what the estimated fair market value of the proposed property.  Mr. Sabine stated the value of the 19 acres (an appraisal has not been done for the property) is probably worth a million and a half to two million dollars (that is speculative and based on the parkway being completed and the property used for commercial use or similar use).

            Commissioner Holman commented if the Board moves forward and provides the five million dollars, plus donating the land, that will be seven million dollars committed by the County.  Mr. Alvey responded during the discussions regarding proposed sites, it was never implied there would be a donation of property, it was implied there would be a long term lease.  The County would retain ownership of the property and the YMCA would have use of the property through a lease agreement.

            Commissioner Adams asked what the lease amount would be.  Mr. Alvey stated a token amount (maybe $1.00 a year).  Commissioner Adams further stated he would like to be assured the YMCA would not compete with the existing Henry County Parks & Recreation Program.  Mr. Alvey stated the YMCA would cooperate with and compliment the Henry County Parks & Recreation Program.

            Commissioner Stamey asked staff if the five million dollars that was committed by the Board has been earmarked and is secure.  Rob Magnaghi, County Manager, confirmed the money is secure and has been earmarked under capital projects. 

            Mr. Alvey stated there is opportunity for both the YMCA and the Henry County Parks and Recreation to serve the county.  There are also churches and other private organizations that are into youth programs. 

            Commissioner Holder stated he has been involved in all the discussions over the last six or seven years and understands the all frustrations.  Commissioner Holder thanked Mr. Alvey for the trip to Alpharetta.  He further stated the YMCA being located within a community, goes much further than complimenting just the youth and adults; it enhances and encourages the economic factor. 

            Commissioner Holder made the motion to commit the 18.9 acres to the YMCA and staff be instructed to bring a lease agreement back to the Board for approval; Commissioner Adams seconded.

            Commissioner Stamey asked for clarification of the total acres.  Mr. Sabine stated the final plat would be incorporated into the lease agreement.  Commissioner Holder stated the motion for the 18.9 was because the additional acreage has to be clarified.

            Commissioner Holman asked staff with the future needs for office, would this agreement be a detriment the County.  Mr. Sabine stated space allocation needs have been reviewed by senior administration.

            Chairman Harper called for the vote on the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.

ADMINISTRATION

            Request for Proposal for Annual Wiring and Fiber Optic Cabling Contract

            This is an annual contract to provide for network cabling for all County buildings including repair, new construction, additions, repair and maintenance.

            Commissioner Holman made the motion to award the bid to Com-Tech; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

Resolution to Award RFP for Annual Wiring and

Fiber Optic Cabling Contract

WHEREAS, the county has many current and evolving needs for wiring of public facilities to accommodate computer networks, and telephone systems;

WHEREAS, emergency needs for repair and damaged fiber optic and other data network infrastructure has become common due to growth and construction in the area; and

WHEREAS, funding is available as budgeted in Information Systems repair and maintenance account; and

WHEREAS, four vendors qualified and met the requirements of the RFP, and were judged based on 50% price, 50% ability to provide quality service, Com-Tech of McDonough demonstrated the lowest price and the best ability to provide service; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Board of Commissioners award Com-Tech of McDonough for a period of one year a contract to perform network and fiber optic cabling and repairs.

 

COUNTY MANAGER COMMENTS

            Chairman Harper stated at the last Transit Planning Board Meeting, the GRTA staff informed the him the Atlanta Regional Commission annually allocates the Atlanta Region’s Federal Transit Formula Funds to counties and transit providers.  In Fiscal Year 2006 Henry County will receive $323,000 from the 5307 funds.  In a letter, GRTA stated Henry County is not able to use all the 5307 funds each year and it is reverted back to be given to other counties to be used for transit purposes.  GRTA is requesting for the next five years, the unused 5307 funds be designated to them to finance the construction of facilities and parking lot shelters.  Chairman Harper instructed staff to submit a resolution regarding the unused funds to the Board at a future meeting for approval.

COUNTY ATTORNEY COMMENTS

            There were no comments

PUBLIC COMMENTS

            There were no comments

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday, December 5th  @ 9:00 a.m.

Monday, December 18th @ 9:00 a.m. & Tuesday, December 19th @ 6:30 p.m.

Monday, January 1, 2007, Holiday-No Meeting

 Tuesday, January 2, 2007, @ 9:00 a.m.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            Commissioner Holman made the motion to enter into executive session for litigation, personnel, and real estate acquisition matters; Commissioner Mathis seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS HELD

 

            Commissioner Holman made the motion to reconvene into public session; Commissioner Adams seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

            Commissioner Adams made the motion to approve the executive session affidavit; Commissioner Holman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

            Commissioner Holman made the motion to amend the agenda to authorize the Chairman to execute a purchase agreement by which the County will acquire from Kirkland Road, LLC and Crown Properties, property known as the McDonough Bypass; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

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