STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF HENRY

 

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners held a Public Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 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:

 

                   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

          Absent was:

Jason Harper, Chairman

Also attending were Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney; Shay Mathis, County Clerk; Rob Magnaghi, County Manager; Phyllis Shrader, Deputy County Manager; Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director; Michael Harris, Planning & Zoning Services Division Director; Jim Luebbering, Building Development & Environmental Services 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.)

Vice-Chairman Mathis called the meeting to order and called for an acceptance of the agenda that was amended adding 1) A Resolution Supporting the Department of Veteran Affairs in locating an office in Henry County and 2) A Resolution Pertaining to Local Legislation.  Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the agenda; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

Vice-Chairman Mathis announced the following items were postponed and would not be heard at this meeting:

·        Standard Properties, Inc. of McDonough, GA, RZ-07-24, requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (General Commercial) for property located on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Highway 155 and Selfridge Road. The property is located in Land Lot 27 of the 11th District, consisting of 4.05+/- acres. The request is for commercial development.  Commissioner Stamey, District 3. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial on October 11, 2007

·        Standard Properties, Inc. of McDonough, GA, RZ-07-25 requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located at the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Highway 155 and Selfridge Road.  The property is located in Land Lots 26 and 27 of the 11th District, consisting of 49.816+/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision. Commissioner Stamey, District 3.  Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval October 11, 2007.

Proclamation

          The following Proclamation was presented to Mitch Parker for his work for the Upward Bound Soccer Program:

Whereas, Mitch Parker has been involved in the scouting program since he was a toddler, when he tagged along with his older brothers on their scouting activities, and officially began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub while in the first grade with Pack 69 in which he participated for five years, eventually earning the Cub Scout’s highest honor, the Arrow of Light; and

 

Whereas, Mitch then joined Boy Scout Troop 65 and began his journey to become an Eagle Scout, earning 35 merit badges along the way, though only twelve are required for the Eagle Rank; and

 

Whereas, Mitch has served as his troop’s Chaplain Aid, Librarian, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader, as well as completed the National Youth Leadership Training Program and participated in 10 Eagle Projects, contributing many hours of community service prior to conducting his own Eagle Project; and

 

Whereas,  Mitch earned the rank of Eagle by raising funds, managing expenditures and leading a team of volunteers to install an outside drinking water fountain and benches for the Upward Bound soccer program, which serves more than 140 youth and their families who use the outdoor recreational facilities on a regular basis. 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, the Henry County Board of Commissioners wishes to commend Mitch Parker for achieving the Rank of Eagle, which only one in 10 Boy Scouts achieve, and express its appreciation to him for his outstanding service to his community through the Boy Scouts of America, and his generous gift of time and labor to install these amenities for the Upward Bound Program, making it more enjoyable for all participants.

Presentation:

The Henry County Community Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations.  Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or work place following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.  Henry County Citizen Core is lead by a group of Public Safety members who volunteer to deliver this program to the community.  In two years, over 110 members have been equipped to respond and react in a crisis. 

The Board along with Don Ash, Director of Emergency Communications presented CERT Certificates recognizing the partners, members, instructors and program coordinators for their participation in the program.  The following organizations were recognized for there support and dedication:  City of McDonough; City of Locust Grove; City of Stockbridge; Henry County Water & Sewerage Authority; and Walmart Corporation.

The CERT Program was started with very little equipment and a trailer was purchased.  There was a team of CERT members that volunteered to build, design and equip the trailer. Those CERT members were:  Bruce Butler, Mark Butler, Ron Butler, Martin McDonald, Connie Defose, and Aleen Berry.

The instructors and coordinators of the CERT Program were:  Chief Bill Lacy, Fire Department; Chief Brad Johnson, Fire Department; Captain Ike McConnell; Battalion Chief Steve Copeland; Captain Bill Conkle; Christy McCart; Tomeka Kendrick; and John Clemmons.

The CERT Program is about volunteering and giving.  Mr. Ash presented an award for the CERT Volunteer of the Year to Mr. Bruce Butler.

Proclamation

          Hunter’s Wilderness is a park that was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Carey Bunn in memory of Hunter Welch, son of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Welch, Sr.  The park is approximately 40 acres.  Commissioner Holder presented a proclamation to Mr. Jim Henderson and the Henderson family for their generous donation to the Hunter’s Wilderness Foundation, Inc.  The following proclamation was presented:

WHEREAS, on March 1, 2004, Henry County native Hunter J. Welch, son of Kit and Buddy Welch, died at the young age of twelve; and

WHEREAS, his family, friends, and scouting experience fostered in him a great love and appreciation for the outdoors; and

WHEREAS, in memory of Hunter Welch, the James L. Henderson, Jr. Family has donated to “The Hunter J. Welch Wilderness Foundation, Inc.” certain funds for the improvement, maintenance and operation of that County park known as “Hunter’s Wilderness”; and

WHEREAS, the County park known as “Hunter’s Wilderness” provides the County’s children with a place to experience and enjoy the splendor of nature;

          THEREFORE, IT IS NOW PROCLAIMED, that the Henry County Board of Commissioners wishes to express the County’s gratitude for James L. Henderson, Jr. Family’s gracious donation of certain funds to “The Hunter J. Welch Wilderness Foundation, Inc.” for the improvement, maintenance and operation of that County park known as “Hunter’s Wilderness.”

 

Resolution Supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs

          The request is for approval of a resolution supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs and their efforts in locating an office within Henry County.  Commissioner Bowman made the motion to approve the resolution; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established on March 15, 1989, succeeding the Veterans Administration; and

          WHEREAS, the VA is responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans and their families; and

          WHEREAS, the VA operates nationwide programs for health care, financial assistance and burial benefits; and

          WHEREAS, the VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including 872 ambulatory care and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 45 residential rehabilitation treatment programs, 209 Veterans Centers and 108 comprehensive home-care programs;

          WHEREAS, the VA health care facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical and rehabilitative care.

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Henry County Board of Commissioners that it hereby supports the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in its efforts in locating a facility within Henry County.

Bid for two (2) Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles

          This item was tabled at the December 17th meeting.  Rob Magnaghi, County Manager and Major Danny Butler, Police Department presented the agenda item to the Board.  The Board requested staff contact the vendors that placed a bid for the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and obtain a cost for a maintenance agreement.  Mr. Magnaghi stated with the original cost and including the maintenance agreement, Granite Mountain of Conyers, GA was the lowest bidder.  The cost for the units and the maintenance agreement was a total of $32, 188 and Granite Mountain would trailer the motorcycles with no additional cost ($14,499 each for the motorcycles and $3,190 for the maintenance agreement).  Cycle World’s total bid including the maintenance agreement was a total of $35,780 ($14,500 each for the motorcycles and $6,780 for the maintenance agreement; Harley Davidson of Clayton County was a total of $37,070 ($14,950 for each motorcycle and $7, 170 for the maintenance agreement).  Staff recommended the bid be awarded to Granite Mountain.

          Commissioner Stamey made the motion to award the bid to Granite Mountain to purchase two (2) Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles with the maintenance agreement; Commissioner Holder seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners is the custodian of the funds of Henry County; AND

WHEREAS, the Police Department requires the purchase of two police motorcycles in support of its efforts to enforce the laws and traffic regulations within Henry County; AND

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Department issued a request for proposal (SP-08-23-101207) for the purchase of these two requested motorcycles; AND

WHEREAS, four entities responded to this request for proposal; AND

WHEREAS, Granite Mountain Motorsports submitted the most responsive proposal, including a negotiated maintenance agreement.

          NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Henry County, Georgia that the Board hereby awards the aforementioned RFP to Granite Mountain Motorsports in the total amount of $32,188.00; this price includes the cost of the two (2) motorcycles and one-year maintenance agreement for each unit.  Funds for the purchase shall be allocated from the appropriate state/federal narcotics seizure account(s). The Chairman shall be authorized to execute any documentation required to make this purchase.

Resolution requesting that the Local Legislative Delegation amend the local act creating the Development Authority as it relates to the salary of the members of the Authority

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

          WHEREAS, pursuant to a Local Act of the General Assembly adopted in 2002, members of the Henry County Development Authority receive compensation as follows:

  “The Chairperson of the Authority shall receive $250 per month, the Vice Chairperson and Secretary shall each receive $225 per month, and the remaining members shall receive $200 per month.”

; and

          WHEREAS, in recent years the Henry County Board of Commissioners has adjusted the compensation paid to members of its other various Authorities in recognition of their increased responsibilities; and

          WHEREAS, because the compensation paid to members of the Henry County Development Authority was set by Local Act, the Henry County Board of Commissioners could not adjust such compensation;

          NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Henry County that it does formally request that Henry County’s local legislative delegation introduce and pursue to adoption an amendment to the Local Act of the General Assembly creating the Henry County Development Authority to authorize the Henry County Board of Commissioners to establish by Resolution the salary or compensation paid to the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and remaining members of the Henry County Development Authority.

Planning & Zoning

Roger Moss Enterprises of Stockbridge, GA – RZ-07-23

Roger Moss Enterprises of Stockbridge, GA requested a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located at 311 and 399 Reagan Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 69 of the 11th District, consisting of 15.256+/- acres.  The request is for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended denial on September 27, 2007.

          Ray Gibson, Director of Planning & Zoning, presented the agenda item to the Board.  According to the current Zoning Map, the subject property is surrounded by RA zoned property and the Future Land Use Map designates the property for Low-Density Residential land uses at up to 2.5 dwelling units per acre for developments providing sewer service.  The request meets the requirements for R-2 developments within the Henry County Zoning Code.  The proposed development will consist of nineteen (19) lots on 13.82 net usable acres for a net density of 1.37 dwelling units per acre.  The proposed minimum lot size is 18,000 square feet with an average lot size of 27,963 square feet.  There are two existing single-family residences on the property and Lot 19 will remain.  There is a creek along the south east corner of the subject property which will require a 75 buffer per the County Code.  A revised site plan was submitted to the Board which shows seventeen (17) lots on 13.82 net usable acres for a net density of 1.23 dwelling units per acre.  The average lot size would be 31,261 square feet with a minimum lot size of 18,000 square feet.  The applicant provided fifteen (15) conditions that they would be agreeable to.  The proposed square footage of the homes is 2,500 square feet.

Andy Welch, Attorney with the Law Firm of Smith, Welch and Brittain, represented the applicant. 

Vice-Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the request.  Those speaking in opposition were Ron Reagan, Denise McBrayer and Ron Pitts.

Mr. Welch responded to the comments made in opposition to the request.  The concept plan presented is consistent with Future Land Use Map, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Zoning Ordinance for Henry County.  Reagan Road has the proper road classification for an R-2 zoning.  The rezoning request meets the criteria within the staff report.  A decision to deny would be against the planning documents.  The character of the area argument is inconsistent with what the County has put into place.  Mr. Roger Moss’ home as depicted on the site plan will become part of the proposed subdivision.  A town meeting was held and input from the community was requested.  The house sizes have been adjusted and all sides brick was added.  The applicant tried to take the concerns from the citizens at the town hall meeting and incorporate them into the conditions of zoning.  The proposed development is a positive tax base for the county and the schools.  The request from the applicant is for approval of the rezoning with the conditions submitted.

Commissioner stated asked if Lots 16 & 17 will be included in the overall calculation of the platted subdivision, would sewer have to be made available and also would the homes have to be all sides brick to comply with the subdivision.  Mr. Gibson stated he was not sure about forcing sewer to the property but if there was a condition to brick the existing home, the owner would have to comply.

Commissioner Basler asked for the proposed density according to the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) Map that has not been adopted by the Board.  Mr. Gibson stated Rural Residential at up to 1 unit per acre.  In the proposed ULDC if a proposed home is not within a subdivision you will be allowed a minimum lot size of 1 acre; within a subdivision the minimum lot size allowed is 2 acres.

Commissioner Basler asked if the access to the existing home would have to be interior to the subdivision.  Mr. Gibson stated according to 3-8-75 of the Subdivision Ordinance states “when a tract of land fronts on a State Highway, Major Arterial or Minor Arterial Street, the sub-divider may be required to have residential lots to be provided with frontage only upon a collector or local street.”  Regan Road is classified as a minor arterial road.  If the Board conditioned the existing lot to be interior to the subdivision, the applicant would have to comply. 

Mr. Welch presented the Board with a letter dated October 5, 2007 protecting the Constitutional Rights of the applicant.

Commissioner Basler made the motion to deny the rezoning request; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Roger Moss Enterprises of Stockbridge, Georgia (RZ-07-23) applied to rezone the subject property from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for the development of a single-family residential subdivision.  The property is located at 311 and 399 Reagan Road (Parcel ID Numbers:  085-01-014-007 and 085-01-014-008) in Land Lot 69 of the 11th District, consisting of 15.25+/- 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 recommended denial of the rezoning request from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) on September 27, 2007.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners denies the above rezoning request.

 

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA – RZ-07-18

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA requested a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to OI (Office/Institutional) for property located at 1494 Highway 81 E, McDonough, GA.  The property is located in Land Lot 170 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.061+/- acres.  The request is for the development of an office. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended denial on August 9, 2007.

          Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner, presented the agenda item to the Board.  The request is to remodel an existing structure into an office.  The subject property is located within the Tussahaw Protective Watershed District.  There are several negatives to the request.  1) It is within a Protective Watershed District that requires at least an acre and a half for office use.  The subject property is a little over an acre.  2)  The subject property does not meet the Future Land Use Map.  The Future Land Use Map depicts Low-Density Residential.  The subject property is to the west of what’s planned to be commercial at the intersection of Old Jackson Road and Highway 81.  3) The request does not meet the Proposed Future Land Use Map.  In addition an office use or anything other than residential has the potential to increase the traffic congestion along Highway 81.  The request, if approved, would set precedence for the area.  Planning staff recommend denial of the request. 

          Commissioner Holder asked Mr. Jordan if he knew the distance from the subject property to the proposed commercial property along Old Jackson Road.  Mr. Jordan stated he did not have that information but referencing the map, there are several properties in between the subject property and the property zoned for commercial uses.

          Commissioner Holder asked if staff knew the distance from the subject property to the Publix along Highway 81.  Mr. Jordan stated he would guess a few miles.

          Commissioner Holder stated as far as the Watershed Protection District, the subject property is as far away from the watershed as you can be and still be included within that district because the line is Highway 81. 

          Commissioner Holder asked staff if there was a greater impact on the watershed as an O-I use or Residential use.  Mr. Jordan stated the difference, in his opinion, would be the impervious surface.  More impervious surface would be needed for parking for an O&I use.  However, a residence more than likely would use more water.

          Mr. Jordan stated if the Board conditioned the property regarding the increase of impervious surface, the applicant could not build anything that has a larger foot print but it’s possible that something could be built that has more stories and could have more floor space.

          Jason Reagan represented Lifetime Homes, LLC.  The applicant understands that there are stipulations and agreed to work within those boundaries. 

          Commissioner Holder asked the applicant if there were any intentions for the subject building to be larger or more than one story.  Mr. Reagan stated no, the house would be revamped to keep the neighborhood in tact.  The building will look more like a home than office.  There will not be any additional impervious surface.

          Commissioner Holder asked the applicant if he understood the letter from the Henry County Water & Sewerage Authority that the impervious surface could not be increased from what it currently is.  Mr. Reagan stated yes.

          Vice-Chairman Mathis called for public comments from anyone wishing to speak in opposition to the request.  Those speaking in opposition were Bonnie Hardy.

          Commissioner Holder asked the applicant if he was in agreement with the twelve conditions presented by staff.  Mr. Reagan stated yes.  Commissioner Holder added the following condition(s):  The office building shall be no more than one story or one level.

          Mr. Wayne Wright, representative with the applicant, stated there was concern with the additional condition.  The house is currently one story plus there is an attic that can be used for storage.  If the building is constructed back to the way it is currently and the facial features changed, the applicant would like to keep the attic space.  With this condition, the Building Department will consider the attic a second story.

          Commissioner Holder amended the condition to read that the building will be a single level structure with a second level for storage only.

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the request to rezone the property with fifteen conditions; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, Georgia (RZ-07-18) applied to rezone the subject property from RA (Residential-Agricultural) and OI (Office/Institutional) for the development of an office.   The property is located at 1494 Highway 81 East (Parcel ID Number: 124A-03-009-000) in Land Lot 170 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.061+/- 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 recommended denial of the rezoning request from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to OI (Office/Institutional) on August 9, 2007.

WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners tabled the rezoning request from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to OI (Office/Institutional) on September 25, 2007.  

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Henry County Board of Commissioners approves the above rezoning request with the following conditions:

1.     All building exteriors for the office expansion shall match the existing single family residence.

2.     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.

3.     The required forty foot (40’) wide buffer shall be undisturbed; however, if the buffer is inadequate, additional planting shall be required to screen the development from residential uses.  The following number of plant materials shall be required for each fifty linear feet (50’), or portion thereof, of the required property buffers:

a.     One canopy tree

b.     One evergreen tree

c.      One understory tree

d.     Five shrubs

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

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, and shall not exceed 8 feet in height.

6.     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.

7.     The applicant shall design and construct a commercial driveway to minimum Henry County Department of Transportation standards.

8.     The entrance of the development shall be located such that the minimum intersection sight distance is met per the posted speed limit of the road and shall be located as far from Highway 81 as practically possible.

9.     In the event that the building size or parking area is increased or there is a change in usage that increases the amount of traffic into the site, additional improvements, such as a deceleration lane/acceleration taper may be required by Henry County Department of Transportation.

10.      There shall be one curb-cut on Sowell Road and the entrance into the parking structure shall be interior to the site.

11.      The proposed improved shed shall only be utilized as a parking structure.

12.      Any proposed parking area shall consist of all pervious materials.

13.      No additional increases in impervious surfaces are permitted.

14.      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

15.      The office building will remain a single story building with a second level for storage only.

 

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA – AP-07-09

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA requested a variance for property located at 1494 Highway 81 E, McDonough, GA.  The property is located in Land Lot 170 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.061+/- acres.  The request is for multiple variances.  The request was denied by the Zoning Advisory Board on August 9, 2007.  The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department on August 21, 2007.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended denial on August 9, 2007.

Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner, presented the agenda item to the Board.  The property does not meet the Watershed requirement.  If the Variance is granted the required acreage would be reduced from 1.5 acres to 1.061 acres and the Variance would allow for the proposed parking structure to encroach 3’ into the required 40’ planted buffer to make the buffer 37’.

Jason Reagan represented the applicant.

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

Commissioner Holder made the motion to overturn the denial by the Zoning Advisory Board and grant the requested Variance; Commissioner Bowman seconded.  The motion carried unanimously approving the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, Georgia, applied for multiple variances (VR-07-13) regarding the development of an office for property located at 1494 Highway 81 East (Parcel ID Number: 124A-03-009-000), in Land Lot 170 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.061+/- 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 multiple variances on August 9, 2007;

WHEREAS, the Henry County Board of Commissioners tabled the request for multiple variances on September 25, 2007;

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

Approval of Minutes

          Commissioner Holder made the motion to approve the December 3, 2007 meeting minutes; Commissioner Stamey seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

County Manager Comments

          There were no comments.

County Attorney Comments

          There were no comments.

 

Public Comments

          Buster Posey, Norfolk Southern Georgia South Safety Committee, Locomotive Engineer and Operation Life Saver Presenter, commented regarding the dangers of signs being posted within the Right-Of-Way of the railroad.

          Rob Magnaghi, County Manager, asked if the State would work with the County in identifying the right-of-way and also submitting a letter of authorization to remove any signs that appear on that right-of-way.

Upcoming Meetings

                 1.      Monday, December 31st meeting has been cancelled

                 2.      Thursday, January 10th @ 6:30p.m., Joint Board of Commissioners and Board of Education meeting

                 3.      Monday, January 14th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, January 15th @ 5:00 p.m. a joint meeting with the Library Board of Trustees and @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC Meetings

                 4.      All County Offices will be closed on the following dates for the Holidays:

·        Monday, December 24th thru Wednesday, December 26th for Christmas

·        Tuesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day

Adjournment

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

 

                                                                                                Jason T. Harper, Chairman

 

Shay Mathis, County Clerk