MINUTES

ZONING HEARING

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011

6:00 P.M.

           

Chairman Rogers read the following zoning change request.

 

Teramore Development, LLC, acting on behalf of Dorothy E. Johnson (seller) requests a zoning change from Agriculture (AG) to Commercial (C1) of +/- 2.0 acres of Land Lots 137 and 140, 21st District. The property is physically located on GA Hwy 253 between Spring Creek Baptist Church and the corner property owned by Adam Young at Hwy 374 and Hwy 253. The building site has been adjusted as to not require a variance for alcohol sales.

 

           

MINUTES

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the courthouse. Those present were, Chairman Tommy Rogers, Vice-Chair Dell Shingler Commissioner Scott Miller, Commissioner Brenda Peterson, Commissioner Roger Lane, Deputy Clerk, Marian Jones, City of Donalsonville Mayor, Joe Burke and Better Home Town Manager, Beverly Burke. County Manager/Clerk Donna Jones was absent.

 

The Regular Meeting was called to order by Chairman Tommy Rogers.

 

The invocation was offered by EMS Director, Toby Roland.

 

The minutes from the Monthly Meeting held on September 13, 2011 were approved on a motion by Commissioner Dell Shingler with second by Commissioner Brenda Peterson. Motion passed.

 

The August 2011 Financial Statement was approved on a motion by Commissioner Scott Miller with the second provided by Commissioner Brenda Peterson. Motion passed.

 

Constitutional Officer and County Officer Response:

 

EMS Director, Toby Roland, addressed the commission with two responses for his request for quotes for the re-mount of an existing ambulance box onto a new chassis:

 

Custom Works…………………...$72,485

Peach State Ambulance, Inc…….$79,235

 

The re-mount lease/purchase from Custom Works in the amount of $72,485 was approved on a motion by Commissioner Scott Miller with the second from Commissioner Dell Shingler. Motion passed. 

The purchase will be made with the EMS portion of SPLOST IV funds.

 

County Attorney Report:

 

County Attorney, Bill Mills, reported that he hasn’t been able to provide a quit claim deed on Brackin Corner because he has been unable to locate the right-of-way deed.

The attorney did not provide a progress report on the title work for the borrow-pit site and the VFD site.

 

New Business:

 

Zoning Administrator, Mark Hawkins, addressed the Commission with a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board to grant the zoning change for Teramore Development on behalf of Dorothy Johnson. The zoning change would be from AG to C1. Commissioner Roger Lane made the motion to approve the zoning change and Commissioner Scott Miller provided the second. Motion passed.

 

The City of Donalsonville is in the process of taking quotes from vendors for purchasing a wireless surveillance system to monitor areas of the City and the Sports Complex. Dispatchers located at the City Police Department would monitor the surveillance.  The cost of the cameras as quoted by WildFire would be $2k each. The surveillance system purchase would be added to the previous capital purchases for the complex and would be reimbursed through SPLOST IV funds.

Commissioner Roger Lane made the motion to approve tying into the City’s surveillance system with placement of up to six (6) wireless cameras at the Recreation Complex. The motion made was not to exceed six, however, if adequate coverage could be provided for less cameras we are to do so. Commissioner Dell Shingler provided the second to this motion. Motion passed.

 

The employee’s group health insurance is due to renew on November 1st. One of the vendors who are quoting on the insurance coverage called today and reported that he had found additional policies he would like to quote on. On a motion by Commissioner Roger Lane and seconded by Commissioner Brenda Peterson the selection of an insurance policy was tabled until the latest quotes could be presented. Motion passed.

 

Engineer Stacy Watkins of Watkins and Associates presented comprehensive drawings of the courthouse grounds and surrounding parking area projects.

Chairman Rogers suggested that Mr. Watkins put the plans on one of the tables and let everyone come up and look at them.

 

Commissioner Roger Lane stated that he would like to re-address the County Manager’s salary increase. During the millage meeting on Thursday, October 6th one of the Commissioners agreed to reduce the increase if the county manager received the three percent bonus. Later during the meeting it was established that the three percent bonus was indeed received, therefore, Commissioner Lane would like to re-address the salary increase.

Chairman Rogers asked if the Commission would like to go into Executive Session to discuss the issue.

Commissioner Dell Shingler made the motion to go into Executive Session with Commissioner Brenda Peterson providing the second. Motion passed.

 

Upon re-entering the General Session, Commissioner Roger Lane made the motion to reduce the County Manager’s salary increase by 50% with the understanding that any salary received to date would be kept and any further paychecks would reflect the reduction. Commissioner Scott Miller provided the second. Commissioner Dell Shingler voted no and Commissioner Brenda Peterson abstained. Chairman Rogers voted no. The motion died for lack of a third vote.

 

A citizen asked if the County had a priority list for the paving of roads and inquired if Brackin Road is on the list. The citizen reported that the road department was down there last week applying cold patch.

Chairman Rogers stated that the State does the resurfacing and we submit a list for their approval. Rogers further stated that he believed that Brackin road was near the top of the list.

 

Citizen Ms. Annie Pace Jackson stated that the salary increase given to the County Manager was unfair. Ms. Jackson expressed her discontent that other county employees were not given an equal raise.

 

Chairman Rogers invited all attendees to look over the drawings Mr. Watkins brought for the courtyard project.

 

Announcements:

 

Adjournment:

 

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Commissioner Scott Miller, seconded by Commissioner Brenda Peterson with Commissioner Dell Shingler and Chairman Tommy Rogers voting yes.

 

ADOPTED THIS __________ DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2011

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Tommy Rogers

Brenda Peterson

Roger Lane

Dell Shingler

Scott Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

 

 

STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF SEMINOLE

 

 

I, Marian Jones, the duly appointed Deputy Clerk of Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia, do hereby certify that the attached constitutes a full, complete and correct copy of the original minutes of a Regular Monthly Meeting held on October 11, 2011 approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held on November 8, 2011.   

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 8th day of November, 2011.

 

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Marian Jones, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia

 

 

 

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)

 

 

 

 

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MARIAN JONES, DEPUTY CLERK