Regular Public Meeting

Henry County Board of Commissioners

9:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2007

 

 

 

Commissioners Present: B. J. Mathis, Jason T. Harper, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

Staff Present: Angie Bailey, Janine Robertson, Jim Luebbering, Latonya Wiley, Michael Harris, Michael Sabine, Mike Bush, Patrick Jaugstetter, Phyllis Shrader, Rob Magnaghi, Roy Clack, Shay Mathis, Terry McMickle.

 

I.                     Call to Order

II.                   Acceptance of the Agenda

Motion: To approve the agenda, Action: Approved, Moved by Warren E. Holder, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

III.                  ANNOUNCEMENT:  The following agenda item has been removed, per staff, and will not be heard (Notification received 7/12/07):

Business License/Occupational Tax

Resolution authorizing the approval to issue a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages located at 1961 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, GA (Presenter:  Dottie Green, Occupational Tax Manager) (Exhibit #1)

IV.               Building, Development & Environmental Services

A.     Resolution requesting approval of a streetlight district (Presenter:  Bert  Foster, Planner II) (Exhibit #2)

Action: Approve, Moved by Johnny B. Basler, Seconded by B. J. Mathis.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

V.                 Public Safety

A.     Resolution authorizing the acceptance of a donation for the Henry County Fire Department from Glen Haven Baptist Church (Presenter:  Bill Lacy, Assistant  Fire Chief) (Exhibit # 3)

Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

VI.               Public Works

A.     Resolution authorizing the addition of speed humps in the Dailey’s Mill Plantation Subdivision (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Director)     (Exhibit #4) 

Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by B. J. Mathis.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

VII.              SPLOST/Capital Projects

A.     Resolution to approve a quit claim deed to revert remnant parcel of land (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Director) (Exhibit # 5 )   

Action: Approve, Moved by Johnny B. Basler, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

VIII.            Deputy County Manager

A.     Resolution authorizing the purchase of playground equipment for Warren Holder Park (Presenter: Tim Coley, Parks & Recreation Dir.) (Exhibit # 6 )

Action: Approve, Moved by Warren E. Holder, Seconded by Randy Stamey.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

IX.               Social Services

A.     Resolution authorizing the submission of the 2008  Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) for funds to assistance low income citizens of Henry County (Presenter:  Susan Craig, Senior Services Director) (Exhibit #7 )     

Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by Warren E. Holder.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

B.     Resolution authorizing acceptance of the Second Amendment to the Atlanta Regional Commission Contract for Fiscal Year 2007 (Presenter:  Susan Craig, Senior Services Director) (Exhibit # 8 ) 

Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by Warren E. Holder.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

C.    Resolutions ratifying the Community Service Agency Contracts for the 2008 Fiscal Year (Presenter:  Angie Bailey, Social Services Division Director): 

1.      Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence (Exhibit #9)

2.      A Friend’s House (Exhibit #10)

3.      Prevent Child Abuse Henry County (Exhibit #11)

4.      Helping in His Name Food Pantry (Exhibit #12)

5.      Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. (Exhibit #13)

6.      Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center (Exhibit #14)

7.      Community Gardens of Henry County, Inc. (Exhibit #15)

Action: Approve, Moved by Warren E. Holder, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

X.                 Planning & Zoning Services

     Notice of Amendment to Official Zoning Map of Henry County

A.     Notice is hereby given as required by Section 3-7-314 of Henry County, Georgia Code of Ordinances, that the County will conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of approving a resolution to adopt a new Official Zoning Map, according to Sec. 3-7-33, to correct drafting or other map errors or omissions in the prior official zoning map.  The proposed corrections shall not have the effect of amending the original official zoning map, but only making corrections to errors which have been identified by the County.  The corrected copy of the Official Zoning Map will supersede and replace the current Official Zoning Map adopted March 19, 2007.  Please contact the Henry County Planning and Zoning Department at (770) 288-7526 for further information (Presenter:  Stacey Jordan, Planner II) (Exhibit #16 ) 

Action: Approve, Moved by B. J. Mathis, Seconded by Johnny B. Basler.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

REZONING:

B.     Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, GA ; RZ-04-36; Commissioner Mathis, District 2, (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney) (Exhibit #17 ) 

Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential Agricultural) to R-2 (Single-Family Residence) for property located at 28 Lovejoy Road, in Land Lot 188 of the 6th District.  The property consists of 24.25+/- acres, and the request is for a residential conservation subdivision.  This request was originally denied by the BOC on February 15, 2005 and is being brought back as a Consent order.

Action: Denial of R-2 and Approval of R-1, Moved by B. J. Mathis, Seconded by Randy Stamey.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

CONDITIONAL USE:

C.    Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, GA; CU-07-14, Commissioner Mathis, District 2 (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney) (Exhibit #17 )

Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, GA requests a conditional use permit for property located at 28 Lovejoy Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 188 of the 6th District, consisting of 24.25+/- acres.  The request is for a residential conservation subdivision. 

Motion: approve an R-1 Conservation Subdivision Action: Approve, Moved by B. J. Mathis, Seconded by Randy Stamey.

Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 3, No = 2, Abstain = 0).

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey.

No: Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

VARIANCE: This item was not heard.

D.    Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, GA; VR-07-14, Commissioner Mathis, District 2 (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter, County Attorney) (Exhibit #17 )

Lovejoy Meadows, LLC of Lovejoy, requests a variance for a proposed residential conservation subdivision to be located at 28 Lovejoy Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 188 of the 6th District, consisting of 24.25+/- acres.  The request is to reduce required open space. 

 

XI.               County Manager Comments

XII.             County Attorney Comments

A.     Annexation by the City of McDonough of approximately 91.44+/- acres, located on Turner Church Rd. @ SR 155, also known as Wade Farms Commons. The current zoning of the property within the County is RA Residential Agricultural).  The proposed zoning per annexation is R-75* (*Note: overall single family residential detached lot count has been reduced from 165 to 154) and C-1 with variance(s).  (Handout #1) 

Motion: File an objection to the annexation of the Wade Farm Commons into the City of McDonough, Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by B. J. Mathis.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

B.    A Declaration of Conservation Covenants and restrictions on property located at Hillview Road (Handout #2)

 

Action: Approve, Moved by B. J. Mathis, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

XI.               Resolution regarding the Interstate 75 / Jodeco Road Projects (Handout #3) 

Tabled to after executive session

XII.              Approval of Minutes

A.     June 14th Joint Meeting with the Cities 

Action: Approve, Moved by Warren E. Holder, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 4, No = 0, Abstain = 1).

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

Abstain: Randy Stamey.

 

B.     June 18th and June 19th Regular BOC Meeting 

Action: Approve, Moved by Randy Stamey, Seconded by B. J. Mathis.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder.

 

XIII.            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.  (Please sign up before the beginning of the meeting with the County Clerk)

XIV.          Upcoming Meetings:

1.      Tuesday, July 17th @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meeting.

2.      Thursday, July 26th @ 6:30 p.m. a Meeting with the Board of Education at the Henry County Administration Building.

3.      Monday, August 6th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 7th @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meetings

4.      Monday, August 20th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 21st @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meetings

XV.           Executive Session

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

XVII.        Chairman Harper Announced the following item would be tabled:

A.     Resolution regarding the Interstate 75 / Jodeco Road Projects (Handout #3)

XVIII.       The agenda was amended out of public necessity to add the following items:

A.     Authorization to acquire 6 +/- acres in Land Lot 209 of the 2nd District of Henry County located on Hampton-Locust Grove Road.

Action: Approve, Moved by B. J. Mathis, Seconded by Reid A. Bowman.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder

B.     Authorization of a purchase agreement for the Cottonfield Property to the Henry County Development Authority

Action: Approve, Moved by Warren E. Holder, Seconded by B. J. Mathis.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder

C.    Authorization to allow the Henry County Soccer Association to resume the use of the soccer fields and complex two days prior to the scheduled date (July 30, 2007).

Action: Approve, Moved by Reid A. Bowman, Seconded by Randy Stamey.

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

Yes: B. J. Mathis, Johnny B. Basler, Randy Stamey, Reid A. Bowman, Warren E. Holder

XIX.          Adjournment

 

 

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