October 17, 2017

Heard BOC September Meeting

(Franklin/Times~Journal) — The Heard County Commissioners met on September 26 for their regular monthly meeting at the courthouse in Franklin.

Chairman Boone welcomed all,  gave the invocation and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The commissioners approved the minutes from the August 22nd meeting as written.

Jan Rayfield was appointed by the commissioners to the Region 6 Regional Advisory Council (Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)

Under new business the board approved to adopt the resolution for Oglethorpe Power.

Chairman Boone discussed with the Commissioners the leasing contract at the rock quarry which would be expiring Mid-October with Vulcan Materials. Boone suggested the board give approval for research to be done before moving forward. The rock quarry is around 130 plus acres and was closed in 2007.

Boone suggested an appraisal on the property as well as a mineral appraisal to give the county a guild of the value of the property before moving forward on the options of what to do. Boone stated he would like to see the quarry reopen in Heard County.

The board approved to adopt the resolution of the millage rate for the fiscal year 2017-2018 as written for 6.94% and the Heard County Board of Education millage rate for fiscal year 2017-2018 as written for 15.643%.

Under public comments, Philip George of Franklin suggested to the commissioners that the county keep the rock quarry and re-open it, run it as a business for the county. Mr. George stated, “It would benefit the county as well as create jobs in our area.”

Richard Brown and Toni Brown of 221 South River Circle, Hogansville pleaded with the commissioners for help with the road to their home that is in very bad shape.

Upon listening to them speak, the board was informed the road is privately owned according to a court paper they presented. Commissioner Hooks agreed to help the Browns find out the information they need and point them in the direction they need to go.

There was no executive session and the meeting was adjourned.

Comments

  1. Mart Hyatt says:

    Philip George, I hope you don’t mind if I copy and paste your comment here for stating such a helpful and common sense comment on the old quarry as being an asset for so many in HC. Thank you!

    “Under public comments, Philip George of Franklin suggested to the commissioners that the county keep the rock quarry and re-open it, run it as a business for the county. Mr. George stated, ” “It would benefit the county as well as create jobs in our area.” “- Philip George

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