MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2015

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, January 14th, 2015 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Chuck Orrick, Vice Chairman Brenda Peterson, Commissioner Roger Lane, Commissioner Darius Culverson, Commissioner Shelia Williams, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger. 

               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, JANUARY 14TH, 2015

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, 2015 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Chuck Orrick, Vice Chairman Brenda Peterson, Commissioner Roger Lane, Commissioner Darius Culverson, Commissioner Shelia Williams, and County Manager/Clerk Paula Granger. 

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Orrick.

 

Roll call was conducted and a quorum was established.

 

The first item on the agenda was appointment of the Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2015.  Commissioner Williams made a motion to keep Commissioner Orrick as Chairman.  A second was given by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Commissioner Lane made a motion to keep Commissioner Peterson as Vice Chairman.  Commissioner Culverson provided a second, all in favor, motion passed.

 

Submission of Financial Statements and Minutes:

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

 

The following minutes were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Williams:  Regular Meeting and Executive Session held December 9th, 2014 and a Called Meeting held on December 29th, 2014.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Chairman Orrick, on behalf of School Superintendent Monroe Bonner, requested the Board support a proposed salary increase to $300 monthly for members of the Board of Education.  A motion to adopt a Resolution of Support for the proposal was made by Commissioner Williams and a second was given by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Mr. Ed Crump, President of the Lake Seminole Lions Club, requested permission to hold the 21st annual Lions Club Shell Cracker Tournament on April 25th, 2015 at Reynolds Landing Park.  This event will include the fishing tournament as well as vendors selling food and craft items.  County Manager Granger stated several tournaments may be occurring at the same time on a weekend, however, no one keeps a schedule of the events.  A calendar could be developed for tournaments and reserving the pavilion.  Mr. Crump stated the Lions Club will provide additional restrooms if needed, a generator, and take care of cleaning up the park following their event.  County Attorney Mills will prepare a general user agreement that will include a requirement of liability insurance.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to allow the Shell Cracker Tournament, pending signing of the user agreement.  Commissioner Lane made a second, all in favor motion passed.

      

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

Sheriff Elliott provided quotes for various patrol vehicles to be purchased with USDA grant/loan proceeds.  County Manager Granger stated the balance remaining is $112,000 and the last Tahoe purchased and fully equipped cost a total of approximately $41,800.  Sheriff Elliott stated some equipment might be able to be moved from older vehicles.  Chairman Orrick requested Sheriff Elliott provide a schedule for replacing vehicles.   Sheriff Elliott will also request trade in values for patrol vehicles being replaced.  Commissioner Lane suggested Sheriff Elliott and County Manager Granger determine how many vehicles can be purchased and fully equipped utilizing the entire amount of funding available.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to go ahead with the purchase of three fully equipped vehicles using the entire proceeds available.  Commissioner Lane made a second.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Attorney Report:

County Attorney Mills requested the Board vote on retaining his services.  Commissioner Williams made a motion to extend the contract; Vice Chairman Peterson made a second.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Attorney Mills provided an updated status report and discussed the outstanding items.  The Jernigan lawsuit has been forwarded to ACCG.  The general commercial lease document and MOU for Bainbridge College is still being developed and will have to be approved by the Attorney General.  The Fedd suit has been approved by the Judge of Magistrate to be filed and needs to go to ACCG.  Item 26 is acceptable in form.  The agreement with Friends with Jesus will be completed and sent to County Manager Granger.

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated the LMIG project, Ash Crossing Road, will be put out for bid this week and the bid opening date is February 12th, 2015.  The funding for the project has been received from the state.  

 

County Manager Granger stated the Brownfield Grant was submitted December 19th, 2014.  Awards will be announced early Spring 2015.  The grant provides up to $400,000 for removal of lead and asbestos at the Training School.  There is a 20% county match required. 

 

County Manager Granger requested the Board vote on the Amended Alcohol Beverage Ordinance.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to adopt the amended ordinance, Commissioner Culverson made a second.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

New Business:

 

County Manager Granger requested the Board vote on the City / County Election Agreement prepared by Judge Sheffield.  County Attorney Mills previously stated he had reviewed and approved the agreement.  A motion to approve the agreement was made by Commissioner Lane and a second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger provided financing details for the limb cutter and tractor approved at the last meeting.  BB&T approved the lease agreement with an interest rate of 1.91%.  A motion to adopt the Resolution for Financing was made by Commissioner Culverson and a second was given by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

County Manager Granger stated Mr. Jimmy Odom mistakenly paid taxes for a boat he no longer owns.  A refund in the amount of $39.79 was requested and approved on a motion by Chairman Orrick and a second by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

Commissioner Lane informed the Board he had been contacted by Judge Bishop regarding continued use of the office space formerly used by Judge Lane.  A motion to allow the offices to be utilized by the Superior Court was made by Commissioner Lane; a second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger requested the Board consider dissolving the Sick Bank program that was implemented several years ago.  This program violates HIPAA regulations and has not been used but a few times over a six or seven year period.  Employees now have short term and long term disability plans they can purchase during open enrollment.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to dissolve the Sick Bank and return the hours to the employees who contributed hours to the bank.  A second was provided by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Chairman Orrick thanked the Board members, County Manager Granger, and Attorney Mills for their vote of confidence in reappointing him as Chairman and Commissioner Peterson as Vice Chairman.

 

Announcements:

 

The Golden Triangle Meeting will be held on January 16th, 2015 at 6:30 at Moby Dicks.

Commissioner registration is complete for training in Atlanta on February 9th, 2015.

County Clerk training will be held in Athens on February 16th and 17th. 2015.

Registration for March training classes at Lake Lanier is now available. 

 

Adjournment:

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion 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

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 January 14th, 2015, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on February 10th, 2015.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 10th day of February, 2015.   

 

                                                                   ____________________________________

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)