MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2014

5:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Chuck Orrick, Commissioner Roger Lane, Commissioner Darius Culverson, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger.  Vice Chairman Brenda Peterson was absent.

                           Agenda items were discussed prior to the Regular Meeting.  No action was taken.

MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2014

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Chuck Orrick, Commissioner Roger Lane, Commissioner Darius Culverson, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger.  Vice Chairman Brenda Peterson was absent.

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Orrick.     

 

The invocation was given by Commissioner Culverson followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Roll call was conducted and a quorum was established.

 

Submission of Financial Statements and Minutes:

The financial report for January 2014 was approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

The minutes from the Regular Monthly Meeting held on February 11th, 2014 were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.  The minutes from the Called Meeting on February 28th, 2014 were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.  The minutes from the Public Hearing held on February 28th, 2014 were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Citizens Request:

 

Ms. Brenda Broome, Chamber of Commerce Director, presented a report of activities handled by the Chamber from July 2013 through February 2014.  Included in the report were various project updates and data on incoming phone calls, visitors to the Chamber, etc.

 

Mr. Greg Whitaker of Whitaker Insurance and Mr. Scott Forsyth addressed the Board with a request to provide a benefit package to county employees at the next open enrollment period.  Mr. Whitaker stated he was contacted by a couple of county employees regarding using a local provider of benefits.

 

Mr. Booker Green requested the Board reconsider his alcohol permit that was not approved at the meeting held in February.  Signed letters from residents were provided in favor of allowing the sale of alcohol adjacent to the property at 2454 Mae Dell Cainon Road in Iron City.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to table the issue until the Board can review the letters.  A second was made by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

 

 

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

 

Fire Chief Travis Brooks requested the Board approve the purchase of four sets of turnout gear at a cost of $5,699.67 for volunteer firemen.  Commissioner Culverson commented all volunteer fire departments should be included in any request made by Chief Brooks.  County Manager Granger stated she had requested Dean King assess our current needs for employees and volunteers; his response was twenty three sets of turnout gear are needed, including the four requested by Chief Brooks.  Chief Brooks stated a used set of turnout gear is $900 versus $1,600 for a new set of gear that will last several years longer.  County Manager Granger stated she received a bill for two sets of turnout gear for Spring Creek VFD with the PO number listed as Paula Granger.  Mrs. Granger stated she did not approve the purchase of $2,316.50 nor had she approved the use of her name.  Commissioner Culverson asked if the sets of gear ordered by Spring Creek VFD was part of the original order placed by County Manager Granger, she and Chief Brooks both responded no and that purchase was over a year ago.  Commissioner Culverson stated the purchase should be included with the request by Chief Brooks.  Commissioner Lane replied it was not brought before the Board and was already ordered and received and he was not in agreement to include it.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to approve the request by Chief Brooks to purchase four sets of turnout gear at a cost of $5,699.67 using SPLOST funds, Commissioner Culverson provided a second.  All in favor, notion passed.

 

County Attorney Status Report:

 

County Attorney Mills provided an updated status report to the Board.  The amended Timber Harvesting Ordinance was adopted on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Attorney Mills presented a working draft MOU for the Office of Solar Development.    A motion was made by Commissioner Lane to provide a copy of the working draft to Mr. Dakin Spain of the Office of Solar Development.  A second was given by Commissioner Culverson; all in favor, motion passed.

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated the contract for the Decatur County inmate crew was revised as requested.  A motion to enter into the contract was made by Commissioner Lane, a second was provided by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger stated she received one quote for the asbestos and lead surveys required before demolition of the training school in the amount of approximately $10,000.  Stacy Watkins will assist in obtaining additional quotes.  County Manager Granger stated the inmate crew would begin working on Monday, March 17th.  The inmate crew will be assigned to the Recreation Park in order to prepare fields for ball season and pressure wash the fencing, painting, and other tasks as requested by Mr. Billy Fain.  The inmate crew will be used on Fridays at the Recreation Park since the Road Department does not work on Fridays.

 

Road Department Superintendent Bobby Aiken updated the Board on Spring Creek Park.    The base has been put down for paving a section of the overflow parking area, sod will be put down in the detainage ponds, and all of the topsoil has been stripped.  Drainage pipes have been installed and crush and run is being hauled in.

 

County Manager Granger stated the resurfacing project on Brackin Road is near completion.  Striping, installation of the centerline markers, signage, and dressing of driveways will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

 

County Manager Granger stated overtime is down by 1,629 hours or $21,602 as compared to the same time period last year.  The purchasing log was provided to the Board.  County Manager Granger stated she did not have any purchases during the previous month.

 

New Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated she received the sponsorship renewal for Golden Triangle.  A motion to pay the $250 fee was made by Commissioner Lane with a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.  Chairman Orrick appointed Commissioner Lane and Commissioner Culverson to serve on the Golden Triangle RC&D Board.

 

County Manager Granger provided an Alcohol Permit for off premises beer sales at Aldays Country Market.  The current license is held in the name of Mrs. Naomi Alday.  She has turned over operation of the store to Mr. William Gautney, Jr. and a new license is required.  The permit was approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.    

 

Announcements:

 

The 2014 Annual Conference is being held April 11th – 15th, 2014 in Savannah.

Summer Training is being held June 5th – 6th, 2014 at Stone Mountain Park.

Budget Work Sessions will begin on March 17th, 2014 in the County Manager’s Office.

 

Adjournment:

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Brenda Peterson

Roger Lane

Chuck Orrick

Darius Culverson

ATTEST:

PAULA GRANGER, CLERK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF SEMINOLE

 

 

I, Paula L. Granger, the duly appointed Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia, and keeper of the minutes in and for the said Board of Commissioners, do hereby certify that the attached constitutes a full, complete and correct copy of the original minutes of a Regular Monthly Meeting held on March 11th, 2014, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on April 8th, 2014.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 8th day of April, 2014.   

 

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Paula L. Granger, Clerk of the Board of                           Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)