MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

THURSDAY, JULY 23RD, 2015

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Thursday, July 23rd, 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

THURSDAY, JULY 23RD, 2015

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, July 23rd, 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 Commissioner Lane 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 May 2015 was approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

The minutes from the June 9th, 2015 Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Commissioner Lane and a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

 

Sheriff Elliott stated he had researched options regarding the type of boat needed for use on Lake Seminole.  He provided four quotes and recommended purchasing a 2016 War Eagle 2072 from City Marine at a cost of $31,385.  Based on the recommendation, Commissioner Lane made a motion to purchase the boat from City Marine.  Commissioner Culverson provided the second, all in favor, motion passed.  County Manager Granger will determine if proceeds from the USDA Loan/Grant can be used to purchase the boat; if not allowed, SPLOST V funds designated for the formation of a rescue unit will be used to purchase the boat.

 

Commissioner Lane requested an update on inmate medical services.  Sheriff Elliott will provide quotes at the next Regular Meeting.  

 

County Manager Granger stated she and Code Enforcement Officer Mark Hawkins met with Ms. Pauline Fletcher regarding her miniature horses.  Based on factual information obtained and after researching the 911 calls associated with this issue, County Manager Granger determined there was no valid complaint regarding Ms. Fletchers’ animals.  Officer Hawkins contacted the members of the Zoning Board and they recommended dropping the issue.  Based on their recommendation, Commissioner Lane made a motion to drop the issue with Commissioner Culverson providing the second.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

EMA Director Travis Brooks recommended the Board appoint Mr. Jeff Braswell as Deputy EMA Director.  Director Brooks indicated Mr. Braswell meets all of the qualifications for the position and County Manager Granger commented she had talked with Mr. Braswell and he was very interested in the position.  A motion to nominate Mr. Braswell as Deputy EMA Director was given by Commissioner Culverson with a second by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.  This nomination will have to be approved at the State level before an official appointment can be made.

 

Director Brooks recommended appointment of a countywide Fire Coordinator and recommended Mr. Braswell for the position.  County Manager Granger and Director Brooks will speak to Mr. Braswell regarding the appointment.

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated the 2nd reading of the Nuisance Ordinance was conducted during the required Public Hearing and requested the Board approve a Resolution adopting the Nuisance Ordinance.  A motion to adopt the Resolution was given by Commissioner Culverson with a second by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger stated the preconstruction meeting for Clem Copeland and Brackin Road will be held on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at her office.

 

County Manager Granger stated she had contacted four companies regarding recycling options for the county.  A meeting was held on July 23, 2015 with Mr. David Dent from Advanced Disposal to discuss providing containers at residential addresses for collection of recyclables. Commissioners Culverson and Williams also attended the meeting.  Additional meetings will be held with other interested parties to determine the likelihood of curbside recycling. 

 

County Manager Granger stated she has not received any additional quotes on demolition of the Training School.  Mr. Doug Young of PDC Construction and Mr. James Reeves of Big Bend Abatement are both reviewing the TTL assessment.  Meetings are set up for the week of July 27th, 2015.

 

County Manager Granger provided one quote for renovation of the restroom facility at Sealy’s Landing.  Mr. Ellis Odom submitted a bid in the amount of $29,000.  Several other contractors were contacted regarding the project; however, no other bids were received.  This quote would provide a maintenance free facility with the exception of interior painting as needed.  Officer Hawkins stated the quote was in line as far as pricing.  A motion to award the project to Mr. Odom was given by Chairman Orrick and a second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

New Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated Mr. Bill Lucas from EPD visited the Transfer Station several months ago and has now identified a third area that he has determined to contain industrial waste from the old sewing factory.  A request to officially close this particular site was submitted in 2002, however, the request was denied and no further action has taken place.  Industrial waste is not allowed to be disposed of in this manner and Mr. Lucas has indicated the quickest and most cost effective manner to comply with EPD requirements is to dig up the area and transport the waste to a facility that accepts industrial waste.  County Manager Granger stated test holes will need to be drilled in order to determine the exact location and size of the area.  County Manager Granger requested the Board hire TTL to perform the drilling since they were already under contract to provide services at the Transfer Station.  Commissioner Williams made a motion to hire TTL and a second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

County Manager Granger stated she met with Mr. Ken Morey, Operations Director with Community Health, on July 15, 2015.  He was pleased to announce their foundation had provided funding to cover the county subsidy for providing EMS, a savings of $250,000 annually, beginning August 1, 2015 and lasting for the next five years. A motion to approve the amended contract removing the subsidy was given by Commissioner Lane with a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.  A news release will be provided to the Donalsonville News and surrounding counties.  Baker County and Mitchell County were also included in the funding at the same level.

 

County Manager Granger stated Mayor Ponder toured the Farmer’s Market and there may be some interest in the property for construction of the city / county fire department.  Chairman Orrick requested the Board approve discussing the availability of the property with Mayor Ponder.  County Manager Granger stated she was made aware asbestos was present in the structure and it would most likely need to be demolished rather than build from the existing structure.  A motion approving Chairman Orrick to discuss a possible transfer of the property as is with Mayor Ponder was made by Commissioner Williams.   A second was given by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger stated she was contacted by Thomas Dilmore of Iron City to see if we would be purchasing chemicals for spraying mosquitos as done last year.  Both Spring Creek and Iron City received 50 gallons each of malathion (fyfanon) costing a total of approximately $3,700.  According to Mr. Jimmy Anderson, Spring Creek was not able to use their supply because their sprayer was torn up.  Mr. Dilmore indicated Iron City has an extra sprayer the county can use if needed.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to purchase the chemicals and use Road Department employees to spray when or as needed on Friday or Saturday.  A second was given by Vice Chairman Peterson.  All in favor, motion passed.  Donalsonville officials declined the offer of chemicals last year.

   

 

 

Announcements:

 

Ms. Gayla Barton has tendered her retirement effective August 31st, 2015.  Ms. Anne Grice was hired to fill the position and will need to be appointed by the Board of Assessors.

 

American Bass Anglers have scheduled a tournament for the weekend of January 30th, 2016.  Expectations are 80 to 100 boats will be participating in the tournament being sponsored by Dodge Ram.

 

Congressman Sanford Bishop will be holding a public meeting on August 18th, 2015 regarding the hydrilla in Lake Seminole.  The meeting will be held in the Courtroom.

 

 

Adjournment:

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Commissioner Culverson and a second by Commissioner Lane.  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 July 23rd, 2015, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on August 11th, 2015.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 11th day of August, 2015.   

 

                                                                   ____________________________________

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)