MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2015

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 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, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2015

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 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 Commissioner Orrick.

 

Commissioner Culverson gave the invocation 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 December 2014 was approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

The following minutes were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson:  Public Hearing & Regular Meeting held on January 14th, 2015 and the Called Meeting held on January 20th, 2015.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Citizens Request:

Mr. Nick Angle discussed two problems occurring in the county.  The first issue he addressed was the miserable state of Seminole County because of no concentrated effort to clean up and keep it clean.  The second issue was the falling value of his home because of neighboring properties.  Mr. Angle stated the solid waste ordinance, if enforced, would help with these issues.  Commissioner Orrick stated the Board would be addressing the issue and Commissioner Culverson stated we had to be fair and consistent in all areas of the county.  Attorney Mills will begin developing a nuisance ordinance that enforces yard conditions and blighted properties. 

 

Ms. Joyce Barr, President and CEO of Phase, Inc. requested partnering with the county to develop the Training School property.  Ms. Barr stated she could assist the city or county and could provide floor plans for a possible senior housing development.    Ms. Barr asked for consideration on the upcoming docket to move forward and resolve the outstanding tax bills as her properties are in a distressed situation due to 4 out of 5 outstanding appeals for tax assessment due to valuation.  Ms. Barr stated she is current right now but the new assessment will be out shortly and it will be appealed as well and probably will not be able to come up with 85%.  Chairman Orrick responded that Friendship Crossing was a beautiful place and is very well kept.  However, there may be a possibility of expanding the Road Department in the area where the Training School is located.    

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

Code Enforcement Officer Mark Hawkins commented he held a Zoning Committee Meeting prior to the Board meeting and he requested two zoning changes.  No citizens attended the Public Hearing regarding the zoning changes.  The first property is owned by Ms. Betty Pugh and located at 5834 St. Matthews St John Road.  Ms. Pugh has decided to convert the house into a personal care home for seniors.  Ms. Pugh has been working with the State on the requirements for a facility; however, the property must be rezoned as Commercial to start the process.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to rezone the property as Commercial 1; Commissioner Williams provided a second.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

The second request was to rezone the property on Hwy 91 where New Hope Church is located.  Plans have been completed to start a child care facility at the church; however, the property is currently zoned as Agriculture.  A motion to rezone the property as Commercial 1 was made by Commissioner Culverson and a second was given by Commissioner Williams. All in favor, motion passed.

 

Road Superintendent Bobby Aiken presented a quote for a Crafco Magnum Spray Patcher used for pothole repair.  The price for a new patcher is $66,000 and a used one is $56,000.  Several places on Burl Lane Road were patched during a demo and the Board was provided a video of the process.  Commissioner Lane requested an additional demo so the entire Board could watch the process.  Mr. Aiken requested the Board table the item until the next meeting so he could find suppliers of the emulsion and rock.   

 

County Attorney Report:

County Attorney Mills provided an updated status report and discussed the outstanding items.  Mr. Mills stated the 2011 appeal from Friendship Crossing would be going to Superior Court and their 2013 appeal was going to binding arbitration.  County Manager Granger explained the reason for the appeals and the difference between the assessed value and the value the owner is suggesting.  The lease agreement between Bainbridge State College and the County for their fire services program has been sent to the State Board of Regents for review.  Mr. Mills provided a generic “user agreement” for use when various county properties are used for events such as the Lake Seminole Lions Club using Reynolds Landing Park for their annual shell cracker tournament.  In response to the items brought up by Mr. Angle, Mr. Mills stated the County has a “solid waste” ordinance; however, a general nuisance ordinance is needed to address the type of issues previously discussed.  Mr. Mills will provide a draft nuisance ordinance at the next meeting.

 

Old Business:

County Manager Granger provided the ISO report indicating the reclassification for Donalsonville and Iron City as 04/4X, previously a 06.  ISO will be sending this information to all insurance companies so policies for property owners can be updated.  Mr. Stokes from ISO has been contacted regarding inclusion of Spring Creek VFD and we are awaiting his response.  Fire Chief Brooks stated he would assist in getting Spring Creek VFD included and their current classification within a 5 mile radius around the SCVFD is a 9; outside that area is a 10. 

 

County Manager Granger stated the bid opening for Ash Crossing Road will be held on Thursday, February 12th at City Hall. 

 

Clem Copeland Road is ready to be placed out for bid.  Stacy Watkins has recommended combining this project with the cross drain repair on the south end of Brackin Road to cut costs.  The survey of Brackin Road has been completed and bid documents are being prepared. 

 

The SAP project is underway.  Signage has been replaced on all of the roads included in this project; however, weather issues have delayed the striping process. 

 

 

New Business:

County Manager Granger requested the Board approve several property updates on the county digest.  These items are not collectible and cause an overstated value on property.  A motion to make the corrections was given by Commissioner Lane; a second was given by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger requested the addition of two appointments to the Board of Assessors, currently there are three members.  Recommendations from the BOA are Mr. Winford Lewis, Ms. Gayla Barton, and Mr. Wayne Worsham.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to appoint Ms. Gayla Barton and Mr. Wayne Worsham to the Board of Assessors.  A second was given by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

County Manager Granger provided a Resolution for Public Transportation (Section 5311) as requested by the Regional Commission.  A motion to adopt the Resolution was made by Commissioner Lane and a second was given by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger requested approval to renew our sponsorship of Golden Triangle in the amount of $250 and make two appointments to the Golden Triangle RC&D Council.  A motion to renew the sponsorship and reappoint Commissioners Lane and Culverson to the RC&D council was made by Chairman Orrick with a second by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.  

 

Announcements:

Reservations and registration for training at Lake Lanier are completed for Commissioners Culverson and Williams. 

 

Annual Conference registration is underway for April 17th – 20th. 

 

County Manager Granger will be attending clerk training in Athens on February 16th and 17th, 2015.

 

Commissioner Williams reported the Region 4 Disability and Mental Health Disability Board is being reorganized and renamed.  There is a possibility an additional representative will be will be appointed to serve on their Board if approved by the Legislature.

 

Commissioner Culverson discussed HB170 regarding the impact to small counties.  Commissioner Culverson made a motion to adopt a Resolution in opposition of the bill, a second was provided by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

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

 

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

 

                                                                   ____________________________________

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)