Regular Public Meeting

Henry County Board of Commissioners

9:00 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2008

 

Those present:      

Chairman Harper; Commissioner Holder; Commissioner Stamey; Commissioner Mathis; Commissioner Basler; Commissioner Bowman; Rob Magnaghi, County Manager; Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney; Shay Mathis, County Clerk; Phyllis Schrader, Deputy County Manager; Latonya Wiley, Deputy County Attorney; and others.

 

I.                     Call to Order

II.                   ANNOUNCEMENT: The following two (2) items have been removed from the agenda and will not be heard at today’s meeting –

A.     Resolution requesting authorization to accept a Department of Justice “Project Safe Neighborhoods” grant for the Police Department (Presenter:  Larry Stanford, Grants Administrator) (Exhibit #4) This item was tabled per Staff’s request.

B.  MODIFICATION TO A ZONING CONDITION

First City Bank of Stockbridge, GA; MC-07-10; Commissioner Mathis, District 2 (Presenter:  Andrella Slaughter, Planner II) (Exhibit #7)

First City Bank of Stockbridge, GA requests a modification to a zoning condition for property located on the north side of Jonesboro Road, west of Chambers Road. The property is located in Land Lots 85, 108 & 109 of the 6th District, consisting of 28.62+/- acres. The request is to remove a zoning condition regarding garages. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial December 13, 2007.  This item was removed per the Applicant’s request.

III.                  Acceptance of the Agenda

Motion: To accept the agenda Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER MATHIS, Seconded by COMMISSIONER STAMEY.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

IV.               Appointment of the Vice-Chairman for the Board of Commissioners

Motion: To appoint Commissioner Stamey as the Vice-Chairman for 2008 Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER HOLDER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 4; No = 0; Abstain = 1 (Commissioner Stamey).

V.                 Appointments to the following Boards:

A.     Council on Aging:  District 1 has two vacancies;  District 3 has one vacancy;  District 5 has one vacancy

This item was deferred to Feb. 4th meeting

B.    Board of Tax Assessors:  2 vacancies (Currently held by Lloyd Smickle whose term expires 2/08 and Andrew Shelton whose term expires 3/08)

Motion: To reappoint Mr. Smickle and Mr. Shelton to the Board of Assessors Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER HOLDER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER MATHIS.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

C.    Health Board:  1 vacancy (Currently held by Tony Moye whose term expired 12/07)

Motion: To reappoint Mr. Moye to the Health Board Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER STAMEY, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

VI.               Public Works Division

A.     Resolution requesting authorization for a change order regarding engineering services for the East Atlanta/Panola Intersection (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Director) (Exhibit #1)

Motion: To approve the change order Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER BASLER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER MATHIS.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

VII.              Building and Development Service Division

A.     Resolution requesting authorization for streetlights in two subdivisions (Presenter:  Bert Foster, Planner II) (Exhibit #2)

Motion: To approve the streetlight requestAction: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER MATHIS, Seconded by COMMISSIONER STAMEY

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

VIII.            Public Safety

A.     Resolution requesting authorization to accept a donation of a 42” Toshiba Flat Screen TV for the Police Department (Presenter:  Major Danny Butler, Police Dept) (Exhibit #3)

Motion: To accept the donation Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER STAMEY, Seconded by COMMISSIONER HOLDER.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

IX.               Grants Administration

A.     Resolution requesting authorization to accept a Council of Juvenile Court Judges Grant for Juveniles in the court system (Presenter:  Larry Stanford, Grants Administrator) (Exhibit #5)

Motion: To accept the grant Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER HOLDER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BASLER.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

X.                 Tax Commissioner

A.     Request for approval of an Ordinance Amending several Sections of the Code of Henry County with regards to Occupational Tax and Alcoholic Beverage Licensing (Presenter:  Dottie Green, Manager) (Exhibit #6)

Motion: To approve the Ordinance Amendment Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER MATHIS, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BASLER.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 4; No = 1 (Holder); Abstain = 0).

XI.               Planning & Zoning

      REZONING:

A.     Bobby R. and Wilma J. Justice of Middlesboro, KY; RZ-07-29; Commissioner Holder, District 1 (Presenter:  Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner) (Exhibit #8)

Bobby R. and Wilma J. Justice of Middlesboro, KY requests a rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to C-3 (Heavy Commercial) for property located on the southeast corner of the intersection of SR 42 and Harris Drive, in Land Lot 248 of the 2nd District.  The property consists of 4.55+/-acres, and the request is for future commercial development.  The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Denial of C-3; however, recommended Approval of C-1 December 13, 2007

Motion: To deny the request for C-3 and approve the rezoning from RA to C-1 Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER HOLDER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

B.     Resolution requesting approval to adopt the Joint Henry County/Cities Comprehensive Transportation Plan inclusive of recommended roadway classification changes (Presenter:  Michael Harris, Division Director and Cheri Hobson-Matthews, Director ) (Exhibit #9)

This Item was tabled

C.    Resolution requesting authorization to execute an agreement governing expenditures for State & Local Government Cost regarding Hazardous Waste Trust Fund reimbursement (Presenter:  Michael Harris, Division Director & Michael Toney, Assistant DOT Director) (Exhibit #10)     

Motion: To approve authorization to execute the agreement Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER HOLDER, Seconded by COMMISSIONER MATHIS.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

XII.              SPLOST/Capital Projects

A.     Resolution requesting approval to enter into a Right of Way contract with GDOT for Eagles Landing Parkway (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Exhibit #11)

Motion: To approve the right of way contract Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN, Seconded by COMMISSIONER HOLDER.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

B.     Resolution requesting approval to accept a donation of a Blacksmith Shop and related items for Heritage Park Village (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Exhibit #12)

This item was tabled to the Jan. 15th meeting

C.    Resolution requesting authorization to award a bid for grading & paving at the Probate Court Parking Addition (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Exhibit #13)

Motion: To award the bid to ISC, Inc. Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER STAMEY, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

D.    Resolution requesting approval to award a bid for installation of carpet and flooring at the Government Annex building (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Handout #1)

Motion: To award the bid to G.O. Carpets Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER MATHIS, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BASLER.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

XIII.            County Manager Comments

XIV.          County Attorney Comments

XV.           Public Comments – Citizens are allowed to voice county related concerns, opinions, etc., that are not listed on the agenda, during this portion of the meeting.  (All persons wishing to speak for public comment must sign in with the County Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting.  You must sign your name, address and specific topic you wish to speak about or you will not be recognized.  You will be able to address the Board for five (5) minutes.)

XVI.          Upcoming Meetings:

                                                            1.      Tuesday, January 15th, Joint BOC and Library Board of Trustees are meeting @ 5:00 p.m., and Regular BOC Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

                                                            2.      Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meeting

                                                            3.      Monday, February 18th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, February 19th @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meeting

XVII.        Executive Session

XVIII.       Reconvene

XIX.          Approval of an affidavit and resolution pertaining to executive session

XX.           Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn the meeting Action: Approve, Moved by COMMISSIONER STAMEY, Seconded by COMMISSIONER BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 5).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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