HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
JANUARY 23, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.
The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Commissioners Meeting on January 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse.
In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob Cammon, District 3 Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, District 4 Commissioner Frank Crook, District 5 Commissioner Sandi Allen, and County Attorney Jerry Ann Conner.
Chairman Boone called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone present. Mr. Randy Chestnut a Heard County resident gave the invocation.
Agenda Item # 3 –Presentation – ACCG 100 Year Resolution – Chairman Boone stated that Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is celebrating their 100 year anniversary and asked Heard County to approve a resolution recognizing and commending ACCG on this anniversary. Chairman Boone read the resolution into the minutes. On motion (Allen) and second (Hooks), the Board unanimously approved the resolution.
Agenda Item # 4 – Approval of Minutes – On motion (Allen) and second (Cammon), the Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes from December 19, 2013 as presented.
Agenda Item # 5 – Amend Agenda – None.
Agenda Item # 6 – New Business
a. Appoint Vice-Chairman for 2014 – On motion (Allen) and second (Caldwell), the Board unanimously voted to appoint Commissioner Hooks as Vice-Chairman for 2014.
b. Appoint County Clerk for 2014 – Chairman Boone recommended appointing Patty Jiles as County Clerk for 2014. On motion (Crook) and second (Hooks), the Board unanimously approved this recommendation.
c. Appoint County Attorney for 2014 – Chairman Boone recommended appointing Jerry Ann Conner as County Attorney for 2014. On motion (Caldwell) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously approved this recommendation.
d. Set, Meeting, Date, Time and Place for 2014 Commissioners Meetings – On motion (Crook) and second (Caldwell), the Board unanimously voted for the commissioner meetings to remain on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse for 2014.
e. Discuss Appointment to Heard County Water Authority Board – Chairman Boone stated that he recently received notice that Mr. Alvin Ginn’s appointment to the Heard County Water Authority Board will expire on February 14, 2014. He and Commissioner Allen both spoke with Mr. Ginn and he stated he is willing to serve another term on this Board if he is re-appointed. On motion (Allen) and second (Caldwell), the Board unanimously voted to re-appoint Mr. Ginn.
Agenda Item # 7 – Old Business –
a. Discuss Appointments to Heard County Library Board — Commissioner Hooks asked that this item be postponed until the February, 2014 meeting. All agreed.
b. Discuss Bus Barn Property Acquired from School Board – Chairman Boone reported to the Board that the County recently closed on the old bus barn property purchased from the Heard County School Board. He also stated that the public works department cleaned out the building and tore off a shed that was falling down on one side of the building. He did state that the roof is leaking and the building is in need of a new roof. After further discussion, the Board asked Chairman Boone to get prices on a new roof and to bring it back to the Board at the next meeting.
Agenda Item # 8 – Public Comments – None.
Agenda Item # 9 – Executive Session –- Chairman Boone asked the Board to enter into Executive Session to discuss possible litigation and personnel. On motion (Cammon) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously voted to enter into Executive Session. On motion (Cammon) and second (Crook), the Board unanimously voted to return to Open Session.
There being no further business, on motion (Caldwell) and (Crook), the Board unanimously voted to adjourn.
*Minutes provided by Patty Jiles