Regular Public Meeting

Henry County Board of Commissioners

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008

 

 

Those present:      

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

I.                   Invocation

II.                Pledge of Allegiance

III.             Call to Order

IV.            Announcement:

A.   The following three (3)  items have been tabled and will not be heard:

Appeal of a Decision to deny a Conditional Use request by the Zoning Advisory Board:

 

Clayton Community Church of Stockbridge; AP-08-05; Commissioner Mathis, District 2, (Presenter:  Ray Gibson, Planning and Zoning Director) (Exhibit #12) 

Clayton Community Church of Stockbridge, GA requested a conditional use for property located at 787 and 795 Mount Olive Road in Land Lot 77 of the 6th District.  The property consists of 12.05 +/- acres, and the request is for athletic fields associated with a religious facility.  The request was denied by the Zoning Advisory Board on March 13, 2008.  The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department on March 17, 2008.

Appeal of a Decision to deny a Variance request by the Zoning Advisory Board:

                

Clayton Community Church of Stockbridge, GA; AP-08-04; Commissioner Mathis, District 2, (Presenter:  Ray Gibson, Planning & Zoning Director) (Exhibit #13)

Clayton Community Church of Stockbridge, GA requested a variance for property located at 787 and 795 Mount Olive Road in Land Lot 77 of the 6th District.  The property consists of 12.05 +/- acres, and the request is for a religious facility to be located on a local road.  The request was denied by the Zoning Advisory Board on March 13, 2008.  The applicant filed an appeal with the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department on March 17, 2008.

Parks & Recreation

Resolution requesting approval for a budget amendment to provide for improvements at Nash Farm Park (Presenter:  Tim Coley, Director) (Exhibit #5)

 

V.               Acceptance of the Agenda

Motion: To accept the agenda, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

VI.            Proclamation  

VII.         Board Appointments

A.   Board of Commissioners appointment to the McIntosh Trail Community Service Board (Henry County Representative) (Handout #1)

Motion: To appoint Robert J. “Bobby” Gosnell”, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Holder, Vote: 4-0-0

B.   Board of Commissioners appointment to the Health Department Board (Handout #2)

Motion: To appoint Andy Welch, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

VIII.      Public Safety

A.   Resolution requesting authorization to award a bid for the purchase & installation of two water heaters/boilers for the Sheriff’s Department  (Presenter: Michael Sabine, Assistant County Manager & Mike Keeble, Facilities Maintenance Director)(Exhibit #1)

Motion: To award the bid to Harbin’s Mechanical Services, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Stamey, Vote: 4-0-0

B.   Request for an amendment to an Ordinance entitled “Wrecker Services”  (Presenter:  Don Ash, Director of Emergency Communications)(Exhibit #2)

Motion: To amend the wrecker ordinance, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Basler, Vote: 4-0-0

C.   Resolution requesting authorization to purchase M26 tasers for the police department (Presenter: Major Danny Butler, Police Department) (Exhibit #3)

Motion: To approve the purchase, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

IX.            Parks and Recreation

A.   Resolution requesting approval to enter into an Agreement with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. for the Parks & Recreation Department (Presenter:  Tim Coley, Director of Parks and Recreation) (Exhibit #4)

Motion: To approve the agreement, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Stamey, Vote: 4-0-0

X.               Transit Services

A.   Resolution authorizing the submission of the application for the Federal Transit 5310 grant funding for 2008/09 (Presenter:  David Williamson, Transit Director) (Exhibit #6)

Motion: To authorize the application, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Basler, Vote: 4-0-0

XI.            Public Works

A.   Resolution requesting approval to award a bid for the purchase of performance friction brake parts for the Fleet Services Department (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director) (Exhibit #7)

Motion: To award the bid to Johnson Industries, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Basler, Vote: 4-0-0

B.   Resolution requesting authorization for the sale of certain real property known as Trestle Road (.283 acres) (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director) (Exhibit #8)

Motion: To authorize the sale, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

C.   Resolution requesting authorization to enter into a contract with Georgia DOT for Plant Mix Resurfacing on various county roads (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director) (Exhibit #9)

Motion: To authorize the contract, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Basler, Vote: 4-0-0

D.   Resolution authorizing the awarding of a bid for the engineering & repair to Austin Oaks Dam (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director)(Exhibit #10)

Motion: To award the bid to Stantec Consulting, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Basler, Seconded by Commissioner Holder, Vote: 4-0-0

XII.         Financial Services

A.   Resolution certifying matching funds for a National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Grant for Nash Farm Park (Presenter:  Larry Stanford, Grants Administrator) (Exhibit #11)

Motion: To approve the resolution, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Stamey, Vote: 4-0-0

XIII.      SPLOST/Capital Projects

A.   SPLOST resolution requesting approval to enter into an intersection improvement program with GDOT regarding Thurman Road at Fairview Road (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Handout #3)

Motion: To approve program, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Basler, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

B.   SPLOST resolution requesting authorization to award a bid for the clean-up of 1.29 acres of land on Peeksville Road (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Handout #4)

Motion: To award the bid to Ground Works Construction, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Stamey, Vote: 4-0-0

XIV.      Planning and Zoning  

                 REZONING:

 

A.  Olivia Harrison of McDonough, GA; RZ-08-01; Commissioner Stamey, District 3 (Presenter:  Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner) (Exhibit #14)

Olivia Harrison of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from C-2 (General Commercial) to C-3 (Heavy Commercial) for property located at 141
Foster Drive
, in Land Lot 111 of the 6th District.  The property consists of 2.499 +/- acres, and the request is for the development of a hotel. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended APPROVAL February 28, 2008

Motion: To approve the rezoning request, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

XV.         Tax Assessor

A.   Resolution requesting approval to award a bid with regards to the printing and preparation of the 2008 Notices of Property Value for the Tax Assessors’ Department  (Presenter:  Michael Sabine, Assistant County Manager) (Handout #5)

Motion: To award the bid to L & M Business Forms, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Basler, Vote: 4-0-0

XVI.      Approval of Minutes

A.   March 31, 2008 minutes

B.   April 8, 2008 called meeting minutes

Motion: To approve all minutes, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Holder, Vote: 4-0-0

XVII.   County Manager Comments

XVIII.            County Attorney Comments

XIX.      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.)

XX.         Upcoming Meetings:

                                  1.      Thursday, April 24, 2008, Commissioners to attend an Economic Summit @ the Georgia Resource Center in Atlanta, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

                                  2.      Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th,  @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meeting

                                  3.      Monday May 19th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, May 20th , @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meeting

XXI.      Executive Session

Motion: To convene into executive session, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

XXII.   Reconvene

Motion: To reconvene into public session, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Stamey, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

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

Motion: To approve the affidavit and resolution, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Mathis, Seconded by Commissioner Holder, Vote: 4-0-0

XXIV.           Approval of a resolution authorizing the acquisition of 0.172 acres of land (Parcel 30) more or less, and 3.512 acres of land (Parcel 30A) more or less, and 0.229 acres of land (Parcel 33) more or less in Land Lot 228 of the 2nd District for construction and improvement of North Unity Grove Road.

Motion: To amend the agenda out of public necessity and to approve the resolution, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Holder, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

XXV.  Adjournment

Motion: To adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Commissioner Basler, Seconded by Commissioner Mathis, Vote: 4-0-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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