Regular Public Meeting

Henry County Board of Commissioners

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2007

 

 

Commissioners Present:

ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JASON HARPER, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

Staff Present:

MICHAEL SABINE, MIKE BUSH, PATRICK JAUGSTETTER, PHYLLIS SHRADER, ROB MAGNAGHI, ROY CLACK, SHAY MATHIS, TERRY MCMICKLE.

 

 

I.                   Invocation

II.                Pledge of Allegiance

III.             Call to Order

IV.            Announcement:  The following agenda item has been removed per Staff’s request and will not be heard at tonight’s meeting.

BUSINESS LICENSE:

Jones Towing of Ellenwood, GA requests a business license for a proposed impound lot to be located at 1518 Highway 3.  The property is located in Land Lot 218 of the 6th District.  The request is to allow for a wrecker service impound lot within the M-1 (Light Manufacturing) zoning district.  District 2, Zoning Advisory Board Meeting Not Required Presenter: Ray Gibson, Director) (Exhibit #6)

V.               Acceptance of the Agenda

Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

VII.         Presentation: Senator John Douglas to present the Board of Commissioners with a donation from the Department of Community Affairs for Nash Farm Battlefield

Senator Douglas presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Board for facility improvements at Nash Farm Battlefield and also a check in the amount of $20,000 to the Henry County Police Department for video cameras in police cars.

VIII.      SPLOST/Capital Projects

A.   Resolution requesting authorization to award bid for modifications to the existing fire sprinkler system at the Government Annex Police/Fire administration space (Presenter:  Roy Clack, Division Director)(Exhibit #1)

Action: Approve, Moved by RANDY STAMEY, Seconded by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

B.   Adoption of a proposed SPLOST III List

Action: Approve, Moved by REID BOWMAN, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN.

No: WARREN HOLDER.

 

IX.            Public Safety

A.   Resolution authorizing the award of a bid for the purchase of Duty Gear and Supplies for the Police Department (Presenter:  Major Danny Butler, Support Services (Exhibit #2)

Action:  approve, Moved by RANDY STAMEY, Seconded by REID BOWMAN

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

IX.            Public Works

A.   Resolution authorizing the acceptance of State Routes during improvements of Jodeco Road/CR 824 (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director) (Exhibit #3)

Motion: authorization resolution, Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

Motion: State Route Acceptance Resolution, Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by REID BOWMAN.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

B.   Resolution authorizing the awarding of a bid for Crushing Asphalt & Concrete Milling for DOT (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Director) (Exhibit #4)

Action: Approve, Moved by WARREN HOLDER, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

C.   Resolution requesting approval to add speed humps in the Riverside Subdivision (Presenter:  Terry McMickle, Public Works Division Director) (Exhibit #5)

Action: Approve, Moved by JOHNNY BASLER, Seconded by REID BOWMAN.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

X.               Planning & Zoning Services

                APPEAL:

A.   Jodeco Storage, LLC of Forest Park, Ga; AP-07-08, Commissioner  Mathis, District 2 (Presenter:  Ray Gibson, Director) (Exhibit #7)

 

Jodeco Storage, LLC of Forest Park, GA, AP-07-08 appeals the denial of a variance for a proposed self-service storage facility to be located on the north side of Jodeco Road, west of Feucht Road.  The property is located in Land Lot 78 of the 6th District, consisting of 7.20+/- acres.  The request is for multiple variances.  VR-07-16 was denied August 9, 2007 by the Zoning Advisory Board.

 

Motion: Approve with amendment to condition #1 and condition #7, Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by REID BOWMAN.

Vote: Motion carried by unanimous vote (summary: Yes = 4).

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

Absent: RANDY STAMEY.

 

                REZONING

B.   Eagles’s Landing Family Practice of McDonough, GA; RZ-07-17, Commissioner Stamey, District 3 (Presenter:  Stacey Jordan, Chief Planner)(Exhibit #8)

 

Eagle’s Landing Family Practice of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) and C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) for property located on the east side of Highway 155 N, north of East Lake Road. The property is located in Land Lots 6 and 7 of the 7th District, consisting of 6.015+/- acres.  The request is for the development of medical offices. The Zoning Advisory Board recommended Approval August 9, 2007.

 

Action: Approve, Moved by RANDY STAMEY, Seconded by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

               

C.   Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA,; RZ-07-18; Commissioner Holder, District 1 (Presenter:  Ray Gibson, Director) (Exhibit #9)

 

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA requests a rezoning from RA (Residential-Agricultural) to OI (Office/Institutional) for property located at 1494 Highway 81 E.  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 August 9, 2007

 

Action: Table, Moved by WARREN HOLDER, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 3, No = 2, Abstain = 1).

Yes: JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, WARREN HOLDER.

No: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS; CHAIRMAN HARPER

Abstain: REID BOWMAN

 

                ASSOCIATED APPEAL

D.   Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA, AP-07-09, Commissioner Holder, District 1 (Presenter: Ray Gibson, Director) (Exhibit #10)

 

Lifetime Homes, LLC of McDonough, GA appeals the denial of a variance for a proposed office to be located at 1494 Highway 81 E.  The property is located in Land Lot 170 of the 7th District, consisting of 1.061+/- acres.  The request is for multiple variances.  VR-07-13 was denied August 9, 2007 by the Zoning Advisory Board.

 

Action: Table, Moved by WARREN HOLDER, Seconded by RANDY STAMEY.

Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 3, No = 1, Abstain = 1).

Yes: JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, WARREN HOLDER.

No: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS.

Abstain: REID BOWMAN.

 

       XI.     County Manager Comments

       XII.    County Attorney Comments

A.   Request for authorization to enter into an Agreement to provide probation services to the State Court (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter) (Exhibit #11)

Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by WARREN HOLDER.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

B.   Authorization of an Engagement letter for Smith, Gambrell & Russell to act as Bond  Counsel for SPLOST III (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter) (Handout #1)

Action: Approve, Moved by RANDY STAMEY, Seconded by JOHNNY BASLER.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

C.   Resolution requesting approval/denial request for easement rights over County property (Presenter: Patrick Jaugstetter) (Handout #2)

Action: Approve, Moved by WARREN HOLDER, Seconded by REID BOWMAN.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

D.   Resolution to authorize the condemnation of property necessary for construction of roads and road improvements (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter) (Handout #3)

Action: Approve, Moved by JOHNNY BASLER, Seconded by WARREN HOLDER.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

E.   Resolution requesting authorization for the execution of an amendment to the 2007 SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement (Presenter:  Patrick Jaugstetter) (Handout #4)

Action: Approve, Moved by ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, Seconded by REID BOWMAN.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN.\ JASON HARPER

No: WARREN 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.      Monday, October 1st and Tuesday October 2nd  @ 9:00 a.m., Regular BOC meeting

                                                          2.      Monday, October 15th @ 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, October 16th @ 6:30 p.m., Regular BOC meeting

XV.         Executive Session – No Executive Session was held

XVII.   Adjournment

Action: Approve, Moved by RANDY STAMEY, Seconded by JOHNNY BASLER.

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

Yes: ELIZABETH "BJ" MATHIS, JOHNNY BASLER, RANDY STAMEY, REID BOWMAN, WARREN HOLDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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