October 31, 2014

Heard BOC Minutes (12/19/14)

HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

DECEMBER 19, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.

(Franklin) — The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Commissioners Meeting on December 19, 2013 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. Commissioner Hooks gave the invocation.

Agenda Item # 3 –Approval of Minutes – On motion (Cammon) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes from November 21, 2013 as presented.

Agenda Item # 4 – Amend Agenda – Chairman Boone asked for an amendment to New Business to include item – a. – Approve Extending Contract with Clough, Harbour and Associates; item – b. – Appointment to Heard County Development Authority; and item – c. – Approve Facility Usage Agreement between Heard County and Universal Wrestling Federation. On motion (Cammon) and second (Caldwell), the Board unanimously approved these amendments.

Agenda Item # 5 – New Business

a. Discuss Program Management ContractChairman Boone explained that Mr. Kevin Hamby’s program management services contract will expire on December 31, 2013. He presented a 6 month renewal proposal to the Board. He explained that Mr. Hamby is the SPLOST advisor for Heard County and is a huge asset to Heard County.

Chairman Boone explained that along with the SPLOST management services, Mr. Hamby is also heavily involved in the LMIG road projects with Public Works Director, Darold Wiggins.  He recommended renewing the contract for the next 6 months at the same amount. On motion (Allen) and second (Hooks), the Board unanimously voted to renew this contract and for Chairman Boone to sign on behalf of the Board.

b. Appointment to Heard County Development Authority – Chairman Boone stated that the Heard County Development Authority has made a recommendation for Mrs. Cheryl Pollard to complete Mrs. Judy Miller’s term on the Development Authority Board. This term will end on December 31, 2014. On motion (Caldwell) and second (Cammon), the Board unanimously approved this appointment.

c. Approve Facility Usage Agreement between Heard County and Universal Wrestling FederationChairman Boone stated that he was approached by Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) from Crosby, Tennessee regarding a wrestling event at the Heard County Recreation Facility. Chairman Boone stated that he asked the County Attorney to draft a facility usage agreement between Heard County and UWF to rent the Heard County Recreation Department gym on Thompson Road for this event.

County Attorney, Jerry Ann Conner presented the facility usage agreement and stated that this agreement would release the County from any liability regarding this event. She stated that the Recreation Director will be consulted and have complete authority and control of the Recreation Complex during these UWF events. Chairman Boone stated that the UWF has presented him with a certificate of insurance already.  

On motion (Cammon) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously approved this agreement.

Agenda Item # 6 – Old Business

a. Appointments to Heard County Library Board – Commissioner Hooks asked that this item be postponed until the January, 2014 meeting. All agreed.

Agenda Item # 7 – Public Comments

Mr. Johnny Kistler, 1488 Gamble Road, Franklin, Georgia thanked the Board for the employee Christmas dinner on December 17th.

Mr. Gerald Harjo, 933 Mahaley Road, Franklin, Georgia spoke to the Board regarding trash on Mahaley Road. Chairman Boone stated he would report this to the Public Works Department.

Agenda Item # 8 – 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 (Hooks), the Board unanimously voted to return to Open Session.

There being no further business, on motion (Caldwell) and (Cammon), the Board unanimously voted to adjourn.

*Minutes provided by Patty Jiles

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