HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.
The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Commissioners Meeting on November 21, 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 – Presentation of Service Award – Chairman Boone and the Board presented a service award plaque to Mrs. Terrie Kidd for 25 years of service to Heard County and the Heard County Senior Center. The entire Board thanked Mrs. Kidd for her loyal and dedicated service to Heard County.
Agenda Item # 4 – Approval of Minutes – On motion (Hooks) and second (Crook), the Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes from October 24, 2013 as presented.
Agenda Item # 5 – Amend Agenda – None.
Agenda Item # 6 – New Business
a. Set Qualifying Fees for 2014 Election – Chairman Boone presented a resolution to the Board that is required by law, setting the qualifying fees for the 2014 election. He read the resolution into the minutes. On motion (Hooks) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously approved the resolution.
b. Appointments to Heard County Library Board – Chairman Boone stated that in September he received a resignation from Heard County Library Board member Mrs. Patsy Pike. He stated that after waiting several weeks for the Library Board to make a recommendation to fill this vacancy and not receiving it; County Clerk, Patty Jiles asked for a Library Board member list from Ms. Lesley Stokes at the Heard County Library. Ms. Stokes provided the list which included two other expired board members that are Heard County representatives. After speaking with Ms. Stokes she indicated that one of the members was eligible for reappointment while the other was not. She stated that the Board of Commissioners would need to appoint three members to the Library Board. On motion (Hooks) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously reappointed Mrs. Jane Barker to the Heard County Library Board and asked to see the qualifications to be a member of this board before appointing any other members. Mrs. Jiles will get this information from Ms. Stokes for the Board to review.
Agenda Item # 7 – Old Business – None.
Agenda Item # 8 – Public Comments
Commissioner Crook asked if the County employees would be receiving hams for Christmas this year. Chairman Boone stated that he had not discussed giving the hams because he did not know how much the County would need to pay out in unused annual leave time. He explained that this cannot be calculated until after December 31, 2013 and all 2013 vacation time is put into the payroll system. After further discussion, on motion (Crook) and second (Allen), the Board unanimously approved giving hams to the County employees for Christmas and to pay for the hams from the contingency funds.
Mr. Jerry Nixon a resident of Antioch Road addressed the Board regarding a broken fire hydrant. Chairman Boone explained to Mr. Nixon that this was reported to the Heard County Water Authority when he came in our office in July. Mr. Nixon also expressed his concern about the condition of Craven Drive. Commissioner Crook explained to Mr. Nixon that Craven Drive is a private road not a county road.
Mrs. Bonnie Reed a resident and employee of Heard County asked the Board if there was going to be a County employee Christmas dinner this year. Chairman Boone stated, yes, it was just decided today that the County employee Christmas dinner would be on December 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Glover Road gymnasium and an invitation would be going out to all employees in their paychecks this week.
Agenda Item # 9 – Executive Session – None.
There being no further business, on motion (Caldwell) and second (Cammon), the Board unanimously voted to adjourn.
*Minutes provided by Patty Jiles