MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2014

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, December 9th, 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, Commissioner Shelia Williams, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger.  Vice Chairman 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, DECEMBER 9TH, 2014

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, December 9th, 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, Commissioner Shelia Williams, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger.  Vice Chairman Peterson was absent.

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Orrick.

 

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

 

Roll call was conducted and a quorum was established. 

 

Chairman Orrick acknowledged the presence of the Volunteer Firemen at the meeting.  The firemen were thanked for their service and informed they were all receiving a $50 Christmas bonus.  

 

Submission of Financial Statements and Minutes:

 

The financial report for October 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 Meeting held on November 18th, 2014, were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Citizens Request:

 

A local citizen requested to address the Board to discuss the cost of our annual park pass for Sealy’s Landing and Reynolds Landing Park, currently priced at $30.  The citizen was unable to attend, however, the Board proceeded to review information he had provided.  Discounts of up to 50% were given for “senior citizen” status from state parks and the Corp of Engineers.  Following a discussion, Commissioner Lane made a motion to do away with the collection boxes at Sealy’s Landing and Reynolds Landing Park, effective January 1st, 2015.  Commissioner Culverson provided the second, all in favor, motion passed.  

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

 

Sheriff Heath Elliott discussed continuing the search for medical service providers for inmates.  A quote from Southern Health Partners was provided to the Board.  The item was tabled until the next Regular Meeting on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Sheriff Elliott discussed the misdemeanor probation agreement and stated the signatures were no longer valid.  Documents will be signed by current Board members at the conclusion of the meeting.

 

911 Coordinator Paula Whaley previously requested approval to purchase Addressing Solution, which was tabled at the November meeting.  Ms. Whaley stated she had checked the balance of the 911 account and she had included the cost in her FY15 budget under Professional Services.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to purchase Addressing Solution and a second was given by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Road Superintendent Bobby Aiken provided quotes for a tractor and limb cutter.  Atlantic Southern provided a quote for a Massey Ferguson 5612 / 90 and Diamond mower in the amount of $118,118.80.  Swain Heavy Equipment provided a quote of $115,000 for a New Holland T56125 and a Chambers side boom mower.  Mr. Aiken was unable to find any county using the Chambers mower; however, he does have experience with Diamond mowers.  County Manager Granger indicated one employee would need to be hired to either run the mower or move an existing employee in the position and hire a replacement.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to purchase the equipment from Atlantic Southern based on the recommendation from Mr. Aiken, hire one employee, and obtain financing through ACCG.  A second was given by Commissioner Lane, all in favor, motion passed.

 

County Attorney Status Report:

 

Attorney Mills provided an updated status report to the Board.  The Solar Development Ordinance was provided and signed.   An amended Alcohol Beverage Ordinance was provided to the Board and discussed as well as new permit fees and the sale of alcohol on Election Day.  The amended ordinance will include the fees as provided and businesses already holding a license for 2015 will not be subject to any additional fees, however, if a new license is required for on premises consumption, the new fee schedule will be used.  A motion to limit sales on Election Day until after the polls are closed was made by Commissioner Culverson.  A second was provided by Chairman Orrick, Commissioners Lane and Williams were not in favor.  This motion was then rescinded on a motion by Commissioner Lane to allow the sale and consumption of alcohol on Election Day.  A second was provided by Commissioner Culverson, all in favor, motion passed.  A motion to allow the first reading of the Ordinance was provided by Chairman Orrick and a second by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated the Dedication Ceremony for Reynolds Landing Park was held on November 21st, 2014.  Representatives from the Corp of Engineers, Chamber of Commerce, Department of Natural Resources, and many other local citizens attended the event.  The park is now open to the public and no fee will be required starting January 1st, 2015.

 

County Manager Granger stated the City of Donalsonville and county signed an Intergovernmental Agreement for distribution of SPLOST III funds on December 3rd, 2014.  A check in the amount of $500,000 was dispersed to the city from the SPLOST III checking account for the purpose of land acquisition and building a structure.  The SPLOST III account will now be closed and remaining funds will be moved to SPLOST IV, Fish Pond Drain project.

 

County Manager Granger stated the lease agreement between Friends with Jesus and the Development Authority needs a few revisions.  County Attorney Mills will be making the revisions and providing the final document for consideration by the Development Authority and Friends with Jesus. 

 

County Manager Granger stated she met with Peak Pavement & Marking on December 8th, 2014 to discuss the striping and signage project.  The work will begin in early January.

 

New Business

 

Chairman Orrick informed the Board he had been in contact with Mr. Ed Irwin from the Health Department regarding burials at residential locations.  Chairman Orrick will provide additional information for presentation at the next meeting.

 

Chairman Orrick congratulated Commissioner Williams for completing her New Commissioner Training.

 

Executive Session

 

A motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter was given by Commissioner Lane.  Commissioner Culverson made a second, all in favor, motion passed.

 

A motion to end the Executive Session and enter back into Regular Session was given by Commissioner Lane.  Commissioner Culverson made the second, all in favor, motion passed. 

 

No action was taken during Executive Session.

 

Announcements:

 

The ribbon cutting for the Solar Field at the Fox property will be held December 11th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

A retirement dinner for Marian Jones will be held Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Chairman Orrick commented he was honored and it was a privilege to have worked with his co commissioners, Attorney Mills, all Constitutional Officers, and Paula Granger.  Chairman Orrick stated he was proud of the work that was completed during the year and thanked everyone for their efforts.

 

Adjournment:

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

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Brenda Peterson

Roger Lane

Chuck Orrick

Darius Culverson

Shelia Williams

 

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 November 18th, 2014, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on December 9th, 2014.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 13th day of December, 2014.   

 

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)