MINUTES

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MONTHLY WORK SESSION

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2015

5:00 P.M.

                                                     

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Work Session on Tuesday, August 11th, 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, AUGUST 11TH, 2015

6:00 P.M.

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, August 11th, 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 June 2015 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 Williams and a second by Commissioner Lane; Public Hearing held July 23rd, 2015; Regular Monthly Meeting held July 23rd, 2015.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

Citizens Request:

Ms. Marietta Small who resides at 3916 Clem Copeland Road requested support from the Board regarding installation of a cell phone tower in her area.  Chairman Orrick stated he has similar issues with phone service in his neighborhood and agreed that another tower was needed.  Ms. Small requested all Board members contact Verizon to express their concern and request installation of a tower.   

 

County Officer and Constitutional Officer Request:

 

Code Enforcement Officer Mark Hawkins stated he was working on eight properties regarding violations of the new nuisance ordinance.  County Manager Granger stated additional properties will be identified in each district and timelines will be determined based on the violation and other factors.

 

Sheriff Elliott provided the Board with a misdemeanor probation agreement with revisions based on House Bill 310.  Sheriff Elliott also provided two contracts for inmate medical services for review by the Board. 

 

County Attorney Report:

County Attorney Mills provided an updated status report.  Mr. Mills recommended the Board amend the Timber Ordinance in order to be in compliance with the state statute.  A motion to approve the amendment was given by Commissioner Lane with a second by Commissioner Culverson.  All in favor, motion passed.     

 

Old Business:

 

County Manager Granger stated at the prior month Regular Meeting Sheriff Elliott was given approval for purchasing a boat.  At that time, it was not clear if the boat could be purchased using USDA grant/loan proceeds.  County Manager Granger stated she spoke with Kirk Chambers and he indicated the boat could not be considered with the grant.  County Manager Granger stated proceeds from SPLOST V set aside for formation of rescue unit would be the source of funding for the boat. 

 

County Manager Granger stated she spoke with Mr. Jeff Braswell and he accepted the position of Countywide Volunteer Fire Coordinator.  A clearly defined job description will be developed with EMA Director Brooks and other fire chiefs.  Mr. Braswell will be the point person who will request funds and gear from the Board for the volunteer departments. 

 

County Manager Granger stated the preconstruction meeting for Clem Copeland / Brackin Road was held July 30th, 2015.  The start date was set for August 24th, 2015.  County Manager Granger stated she requested the repairs on Brackin Road take place immediately as the damage continues to worsen and create a hazard to traffic. 

 

County Manager Granger informed the Board the 2016 LMIG project was submitted to GDOT.  The Clem Copeland / Brackin Road project was submitted for funding due to the high cost of approximately $607,000.  There will not be any funds available for resurfacing.

 

County Manager Granger, Commissioner Lane, Bobby Aiken, and Richard Adams met with Mr. Doug Young of PDC construction on July 28th, 2015 to discuss contractors for asbestos abatement.  Mr. Young will be issuing a RFP from approximately twenty contractors and the bid opening will be held on September 2nd, 2015.  A prebid walkthrough will be held on August 19th, 2015, to allow interested contractors to see exactly what is required and the condition of the site.  A fence must be installed around the perimeter of the site before any work can begin.  Quotes will be obtained and presented at the next Regular Meeting.

 

 

 

County Manager Granger requested the Board reconsider renovating the restroom facility at Sealy’s and instead consider the installation of an outhouse type structure like the Corp has at Fairchild’s and Desser Landings.  A formal request will be sent to the Corp requesting this type facility be approved, and if approval is granted, this will eliminate the need for a park host and the cost would be around $3,000 as compared to $30,000 for the renovation of the existing structure.  The excess funds could then be used at Reynolds Landing (Spring Creek Park) for development of a camping area and renovation of the restroom facility.  A motion to table the item was given by Vice Chairman Peterson and a second by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger stated she had not met with any other contractors regarding recycling since meeting with Advanced Disposal.  She will continue to search for options regarding collection of recyclables.

 

County Manager Granger stated the malathyon for Iron City was delivered and the sprayer has been mounted in the trailer.  County Manager Granger shared her concerns with spraying only District 5 and requested each Commissioner identify specific areas in their district for spraying.  Those areas will be sprayed until the supply of chemicals runs out.  County Manager Granger will request an article written by Rome Ethridge regarding mosquito control be republished in the Donalsonville News.

 

County Manager Granger stated the industrial waste at the Transfer Station will need to be removed from the area and disposed of properly.  TTL will be submitting a proposal for conducting the work which consists of drilling test holes to determine the location of the site.   

 

New Business:

 

County Manager Granger provided a request from Mr. Joe Burke, Chairman of the Industrial Development Authority, asking the Board to accept their recommendation to appoint Ms. Nancy Jernigan to the vacancy on their Board created by the resignation of Mr. Dale Ramthun.  Vice Chairman Peterson made a motion to request two additional names for consideration; a second was given by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed.  County Manager Granger will send a letter to Chairman Burke requesting the additional names for consideration. 

 

County Manager Granger provided an application for an Alcohol License for P.M. Patel who will be operating an existing liquor store at 7841 Hwy 39.  The background check was clean.  A motion to approve the license was given by Chairman Orrick and a second by Commissioner Lane.  All in favor, motion passed.

 

County Manager Granger presented a list of items requested by the County Agent to update the Adult Learning Center.  Code Enforcement Officer Hawkins stated some of the items were questionable and an inspection of the property can be conducted to determine what is required.  A motion to begin the renovation request was given by Commissioner Culverson with a second by Commissioner Williams.  All in favor, motion passed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements:

 

Congressman Bishop will hold a town hall meeting regarding hydrilla on August 18th, 2015 in the Courtroom. 

 

County Manager Granger stated a Called Meeting will need to be held to adopt the millage rate.  The rollback rate is 13.74 as compared to the current millage of 13.70. 

 

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 August 11th, 2015, approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a Regular Meeting held on September 8th, 2015.    

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 8th day of September, 2015.   

 

                                                                   ____________________________________

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

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)