MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008

6:00 P.M.

 

PUBLIC ZONING HEARING

 

               Variance request by Trent Harrison and Jessica Harrison for Lot #20 in Arrowhead Estates West Subdivision. The Harrison’s home is located on Lot #21 and their storage shed extends two (2) feet onto Lot #20.  In order to sell Lot #20, the Harrison’s must be granted a variance for the storage shed.

 

 

MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MAIN COURTROOM, 2ND FLOOR

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008

6:00 P.M.

 

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting on Monday, August 18, 2008 immediately following the Public Zoning Hearing. The meeting was held in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the Seminole County Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Tommy Rogers, Vice-Chairman Alton Harrison, Commissioner Dell Shingler, Commission C. J. Hodge, Commissioner Scott Miller, County Administrator Marty Shingler and Clerk Donna Jones.

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tommy Rogers.

 

Commissioner C. J. Hodge gave the invocation.

 

Commissioner Alton Harrison made the motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Monthly Meeting of July 21st, 2008 and the Financial Statement from July 2008. Commissioner C. J. Hodge provided the second. Motion passed.

 

Constitutional Officer and County Officer Response:

 

Tax Commissioner, Dena Hornsby, submitted to the Commission the list of “2007 Releases and Additions” that resulted from appeals. Hornsby reported that the document must be signed by the Chairman before it can be filed with the State. Commissioner Scott Miller made the motion to approve Chairman Rogers signing the document and Commission Alton Harrison made the second. Motion passed.

 

 

Committee Reports.

 

There were no committee reports.

 

Citizens Request:

 

Citizen Steve Aikens submitted a request to use the FDR Building one evening each week for square dancing. Mr. Aikens wanted to check availability of a site before starting the process of putting together a club. Commissioner Dell Shingler made the motion to allow Mr. Aikens to use the FDR Building on Thursday evenings at the usual rate of $20 per day. Commissioner Scott Miller provided the second. Motion passed.

 

Ms. LuAnn Willis, Director of the Senior Citizens Center, came before the Board with a report of the services the facility has provided to the public for the past year.  Ms. Willis reported that the Center served over 20,000 meals including meals for Decatur, Early and Miller Counties. The meals cost $7.67 with the recipient paying $3, another $3 being paid by other government services with the remainder of the $1.67 each coming from local donations and fund raisers. Ms. Willis thanked the Commission for their support of use of and maintenance of the facility.

 

 

 

New Business:

 

Zoning Director, Bill Kennedy, reported that there was not a quorum for the Zoning Board meeting that was scheduled earlier this evening. Kennedy stated that he and a representative from the Health Department had made an onsite inspection and they agree that the lot will remain large enough for a well, septic tank and a residential dwelling. Kennedy made the recommendation to approve the variance request. Commissioner C. J. Hodge acting on the request, made the motion to grant the variance to Trent and Jessica Harrison for Lot #20 of the Arrowhead Estates West Subdivision. Commissioner Scott Miller provided the second. Motion passed.

 

Commissioner Scott Miller made the motion to approve a refund for overpayment of a vehicle tag to Mr. Clark Fain in the amount of $468.17. The vehicle had been sold and the new owner had also purchased a tag for the vehicle. Included in the motion was the decision for future requests to be handled by the administrative staff rather than having each request for tag refund brought before the full Commission. Commissioner Alton Harrison provided the second. Motion passed.

 

The County has received a request to submit a nominee to serve on the Georgia Comprehensive State-Wide Water Management Plan. County Manager Marty Shingler had previously spoken with Mr. Dan Ponder concerning the position. Ponder had expressed interest to serve on the board, however, he would like additional information for the duties of the position. Commissioner Dell Shingler made the motion to have County Manager Shingler speak further with Ponder and if he agrees to serve, due to time constraints, the Commission will take a telephone poll to finalize the nomination of Ponder for the board position. Commissioner C. J. Hodge provided the second. Motion passed.

 

County Manager Shingler gave a brief discussion concerning a requirement by the State to install a system that will prevent galvanic corrosion at the County fuel pump system. After discuss, Commissioner C. J. Hodge made the motion to accept the quote from Quality Cathodic Tank & Line Testing for the installation of the system and to have the project funded from SPLOST III. Commissioner Dell Shingler provided the second. Motion passed.

 

The Commission broke to enter into Executive Session for a personnel matter. The motion was made by Commissioner Alton Harrison with the second provided by Commission Dell Shingler. Motion passed.

 

The Commission re-entered the General Session by a motion by Commission Alton Harrison and seconded by Commissioner Scott Miller. Motion passed.

 

Before adjourning, the Commission reviewed the calendar to set dates for Public Hearings to set the County 2008 millage rate as well as setting a quarter mill tax levy for the Development Authority. The meeting schedule is set for August 28th at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and September 4th at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 

Announcements:

 

Chairman Tommy Rogers made the announcement that the County has received a CDBG grant in the amount of  $500,000 for a paving project in the Happy Hollow Subdivision.

 

ACCG 2008 Fall Policy Conference – October 8-10, Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Commissioners Training classes: Federal and State Relations or Financial

 Management 1.  Commissioners must register before September 12, 2008.

 

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs – Statewide kick-off for the Communities of Opportunity program on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in Thomasville.

 

ACCG Commissioners Training Program  ACCG-GMA 2008 Joint Fall Training

November 14, Macon CentrePlex – Classes available include Economic Development; Environmental Management; Regional Approached and City-County Cooperation.

 

Notice from ACCG: The State of Georgia will be cutting back on their funding to the Health Department System by as much as 10% by FY2010. The Counties will be required to fund the shortfall.

 

 

 

 

Adjournment:

 

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Commissioner Dell Shingler, seconded by Commissioner Alton Harrison with Commissioners C. J. Hodge, Commissioner Scott Miller and Chairman Tommy Rogers voting yes.

 

ADOPTED THIS __________ DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2008

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

Tommy Rogers

Alton Harrison

Dell Shingler

Scott Miller

C. J. Hodge

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

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DONNA JONES, CLERK