Madison County BOC Minutes...

February 11, 2002


OF ROADS AND REVENUE
MINUTES
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
FEBRUARY 11, 2002
6:30 P.M.


MEMBERS PRESENT:
Commission Chairman Wesley J. Nash
District 1 Commissioner William ìBillî Taylor
District 2 Commissioner Johnny W. Fitzpatrick
District 3 Commissioner Mike Youngblood
District 4 Commissioner Melvin Drake
District 5 Commissioner Bruce Scogin


MEMBERS ABSENT:
None

MEDIA PRESENT:
Marilyn Bridges and Jere Ayers, The Madison County Newspapers
Zach Mitcham, The Madison County Journal
Rhiannon Brewer-Patrick, The Athens Banner Herald


STAFF PRESENT
C Morris Fortson, County Clerk
Michael C. Pruett, County Attorney



AGENDA ITEM I. Call to order and approval of the minutes of the Regular Business Meeting of January 28, 2002 and the Special Called Meeting of February 4, 2002.

Chairman Nash called the meeting to order and asked Reverend Mike Hudmon to give the invocation. Chairman Nash asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Business Meeting of January 28, 2002. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to approve. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, ABSTAIN. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes to one ABSTAINING vote.

Chairman Nash asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Called Meeting of February 4, 2002. Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, ABSTAIN. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes to one ABSTAINING vote.


PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTIONS:
AGENDA ITEM II. Public Hearing and Action on the Proposed Redistricting Plan.

Chairman Nash read a statement regarding the conduct of public hearings. Chairman Nash asked for a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting for the purpose of conducting a public hearing. Commissioner Drake made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved. Chairman Nash asked for public comment regarding the proposed redistricting plan. There were no public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for motion to approve Proposed Redistricting Plan No. 2. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


OLD BUSINESS:
AGENDA ITEM III. Commissioner Taylor ñ Amend County Policy to require new commissioners and planning commission members to attend Zoning Ordinance Training Sessions and require Zoning Ordinance Review Sessions at the beginning of each year for both boards.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Commissioner Taylor. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the amendment to the 2002 County Policy. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


NEW BUSINESS:
AGENDA IV. Sharon Sheppard ñ Noise Ordinance and Barking Dogs.

Chairman Nash announced that this agenda item has been postponed.


AGENDA ITEM V. Commissioner Scogin
Board of Commissionerís relationship to the Industrial Authority
Request for work sessions with the Planning & Zoning Commission and County Planner, Jay Baker.
Composition of Industrial Authority (board membership)

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Commissioner Scogin. Commissioner Scogin asked that the policy on the time limit for speakers be waived. Commissioner Drake made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved. Commissioner Scogin read a statement regarding the Madison County Industrial Development & Building Authority. Commissioner Scogin asked the Board to schedule a work session with the Planning and Zoning Commission and County Planner Jay Baker. Chairman Nash recommended that we hold a work session on February 25, 2002 at 6:00 P.M. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to schedule a work session with the Planning and Zoning Commission and County Planner Jay Baker at 6:00 P.M. on February 25, 2002. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Scogin said that he would postpone the third item under his agenda request until later in the meeting.

Chairman Nash recognized James Dove who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Dove was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Louis Steed who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Steed spoke regarding the members of the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Marion Baker who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Baker declined to speak. Chairman Nash recognized Chip Chandler who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Chandler spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized George Nale who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Nale declined to speak. Chairman Nash recognized Augusta Jenkins who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Ms. Jenkins spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Leo Smith who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Smith spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Victor Johnson who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Johnson spoke regarding the IDA.


AGENDA ITEM VI. Curtis G. Shoemaker representing a group of property owners in the Hull area ñ Removal of the currently appointed members of the Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority (IDA) and changes in the proposed use of the property purchased in Hull.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Mr. Shoemaker. Mr. Shoemaker asked that the Board remove members of the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Marion Baker who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Baker spoke regarding the removal of the IDA members. Chairman Nash recognized Leo Smith who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Smith spoke regarding the removal of the IDA members. Chairman Nash recognized Victor Johnson who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Johnson spoke regarding the IDA.


AGENDA ITEM VII. Charlie Darrell Weatherford, Lanier Stephens, Tommy M Johnson, Mary Wooten, Casey MacMillan, Ceilidh Sanders, Sorrell Sanders, Charlie Jameson, Sariner Rousso, Maria Dorfmau, Tom Reynolds - Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Charlie Darrell Weatherford. Mr. Weatherford was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Lanier Stephens. Mr. Stephens was not present. Mr. Lamar Stephens spoke for his brother. Chairman Nash recognized Tommy M. Johnson. Mr. Johnson spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Mary Wooten. Ms. Wooten spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Casey MacMillan. Ms. MacMillan was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Ceilidh Sanders. Ms. Sanders was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Sorrell Sanders. Mary Wooten spoke for her daughter regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Charlie Jameson. Mr. Jameson spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Sariner Rousso. Ms. Rousso spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Maria Dorfmau. Ms. Dorfmau was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Tom Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Annie Prescot. Ms. Prescot was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Joseph Waclasas. Mr. Waclasas was not present. Chairman Nash recognized Julie Adams. Mrs. Adams spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Donald Prescot who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Ms. Prescot was not present. Chairman recognized Marion Baker who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Baker spoke regarding the IDA. Chairman Nash recognized Leo Smith who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Mr. Smith declined to speak. Chairman Nash recognized Victor Johnson who had signed in to speak on this agenda item. Victor Johnson spoke regarding the IDA. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to take a 5 minute recess. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. No vote was taken. At the call of the chair Chairman Nash called for a recess at 8:47 P.M. Chairman Nash called the meeting back to order at 9:04 P.M.


AGENDA ITEM VIII. E911 Director David Camp ñ Quarterly Report for the E911 Center.

Chairman Nash announced that this agenda item has been postponed.


AGENDA ITEM IX. Personnel Coordinator Connie Benge ñ 2002 Personnel Policy and Transfer Station vacant Scale House position.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Personnel Coordinator Connie Benge. Mrs. Benge explained that she had given a copy of the 2002 Personnel Policy at a previous meeting and asked for approval. Chairman Nash asked for a motion regarding the 2002 Personnel Policy. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to approve. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Mrs. Benge explained that we do not yet have a recommendation for the vacant Scale House Operator position.


AGENDA ITEM X. Chairman Wesley Nash ñ Community Development Block Grant Application.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and explained that we have applied for a grant for a new health department building and that the IDA had requested an application for a water system. Chairman Nash asked the Board which project they wished to apply for. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to continue the application for a new health department building. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


AGENDA ITEM XI. County Clerk Morris Fortson ñ Capital Outlay Request and Budget Amendment.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized County Clerk Morris Fortson. Mr. Fortson explained that the Clerk of Court has requested Capital Outlay funding in the amount of $1,900.00 for the purchase of two scanners and accompanying software. Chairman Nash asked for a motion regarding this request. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Chairman Nash asked for approval of a Budget Amendment to move the funds from the Capital Outlay Division to the Clerk of Court to complete this purchase. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


AGENDA ITEM XII. Chairman Wesley Nash ñ Reports and Recommendations.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and explained that he had an item that was not on the agenda and asked the Board to suspend the rules to allow this item to be considered. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to suspend the rules to consider a non-agenda item. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes. Chairman Nash explained that upon the recommendation of the architect and attorney representing the county on the new jail project the contractor has been suspended. Chairman Nash asked that the Board authorize the continuation of this suspension. Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Chairman Nash said we have an item of litigation to discuss and asked for a motion to conduct an Executive Session to discuss litigation. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to add a discussion of personnel to that Executive Session. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes. The Board retired to conduct an Executive Session at 9:16 P. M.

Chairman Nash called the Regular Business Meeting back to order at 10:47 P. M. and asked if there was any other business. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to terminate John Scoggins from the Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, NO; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, NO; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved three (3) YES votes to two (2) NO votes.

Commissioner Scogin said that Don Mosley of Jubilee Partners had asked about him using a group of volunteers to clean graffiti from the concrete bridge over the South Fork River at Arnold Bottoms. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to allow Don Mosley to clean graffiti from the concrete bridge over the South Fork River at Arnold Bottoms. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Scogin, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


AGENDA ITEM XIII. Adjournment.

Chairman Nash asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved. The meeting adjourned at 10:50 P. M.


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