MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2015

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, May 12th, 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, MAY 12TH, 2015

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 12th, 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.  

 

The invocation was given by Vice Chairman Peterson 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 March 2015 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 held April 14th, 2015, Budget Work Session held April 15th, 2015, and Budget Work Session held April 27th, 2015.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

Road Superintendent Bobby Aiken informed the Board the Craftco Patcher was being returned due to unforeseen problems with attaching the equipment to our truck.  The cost to retro fit a truck was not included in the purchase price.  It was originally determined by the seller our truck would be able to pull the patcher; however, this was not successful.

Code Enforcement Officer Mark Hawkins stated the Zoning Committee met and recommended approval of a hardship variance for Ms. Mary Williams.    The time period for the variance is 365 days.  A motion to approve the recommendation was made by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.  County Manager Granger will prepare a letter to Ms. Williams indicating the approval of her request and the expiration date.

 

Officer Hawkins discussed the issue regarding livestock (miniature horses).  Members of the Zoning Committee expressed they felt the miniature horses were considered pets.  Mr. Hawkins stated he will get in contact with local veterinarian Cleve Bridges to determine the correct classification.  Attorney Mills recommended the Board grant a variance for 60 days.  A motion to grant a 60 day variance was made by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.  County Manager Granger will prepare a letter regarding the 60 day variance.

 

County Attorney Report:

County Attorney Mills provided an updated status report and discussed the outstanding items.  Mr. Mills stated Seminole County Partnership filed a 2015 appeal that falls under the 2014 amendment to the state code regarding the way taxes are assessed, creating a reduced valuation.  Lowndes County and Early County have filed declaratory judgments regarding the constitutionality of the amended law.  Attorney Mills requested the Board decide if Seminole County wanted to join Early and Lowndes counties as the case will be coming up on the docket in June with Judge Bishop presiding.  A motion to file a petition for a declaratory judgment was made by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger stated the nuisance ordinance was still under review by the Board.  The Board plans to finalize the ordinance at their June meeting.

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated she was contacted by the Corp regarding trucks and trailers being parked on the grassy areas at Spring Creek Park.  The problem is being resolved by installing a chain fence around the perimeter of the grassy areas.

 

County Manager Granger stated she met with a Mr. Robert Marlar from the Corp regarding an inspection of Sealy’s, Saunders Slough, and Spring Creek Park.  The first item requiring attention is the restroom facilities at Sealy’s.  We are waiting on a quote from Mr. Ellis Odom for remodeling the restrooms. 

 

County Manager Granger stated the LMIG resurfacing project on Ash Crossing Road has been completed. 

 

County Manager Granger stated the bid opening for Clem Copeland Road and Brackin Road has been postponed until May 21st, 2015 in order to allow a second contractor to submit a bid.  This will create a more competitive bidding process and hopefully provide a means of lowering costs associated with the two projects.  The bid opening will be at 11:00 a.m.

 

County Manager Granger updated the Board regarding Leon Barber Road.  Watkins & Associates has begun the surveying process and we are working with Mr. Wynn Bush from the Early County Tax Assessors Office to obtain deed documents relating to the property on the north side of the road that is in Early County. 

 

New Business:

 

County Manager Granger requested the Board vote to continue the BCBS health insurance coverage for county employees.  A motion to continue the coverage was made by Commissioner Culverson and a second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

County Manager Granger provided a renewal contract for Mid Ga, dba Community EMS, to provide emergency medical services for Seminole County.  There were no changes in the contract other than changing to contract date to coincide with our June 1 fiscal year.  The contract was approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Announcements:

 

The next Budget Work Session will be held on Monday, May 18th, 2015 in the Grand Jury Room. 

 

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 May 12th, 2015, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on June 9th, 2015.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 9th day of June, 2015.   

 

                                                                   ____________________________________

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)