Madison County BOC Minutes...

June 24, 2002


OF ROADS AND REVENUE
MINUTES
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
JUNE 24, 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, The Madison County Newspapers
Zach Mitcham, The Madison County Journal

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 June 10, 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 June 10, 2002. 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.

AGENDA ITEM II. Ed Brown ñ IDA Reports and Recommendations.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Roger Tench who was present for Ed Brown. Mr. Tench gave a report from the Industrial Development and Building Authority.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTIONS:

Chairman Nash read a statement regarding the conduct of public hearings and asked for a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting for the purpose of conducting a public hearing. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.


AGENDA ITEM III. Public Hearing for the Abandonment of Whitehead Road.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and asked for public comment. There were no public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this item. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to approve the abandonment of Whitehead Road. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES and Commissioner Taylor, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All aye, the motion was approved.

AGENDA ITEM IV. Tony Croya ñ Application to rezone 5.34 acres on Still OíKelley Road from A1 to RR.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and recognized Planning and Zoning Vice Chairman Bill Holloway. Mr. Holloway explained the application and said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval by a 6-0 vote. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. There were no public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this application. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, ABSTAINED; Commissioner Taylor, YES and Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to (1) ABSTAINING vote to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.

AGENDA ITEM V. Robert Passmore ñ Application to remove previous rezone conditions on 6.31 acres on Sawdust Road.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and recognized Planning and Zoning Vice Chairman Bill Holloway. Mr. Holloway explained the application and said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial by a 6-0 vote. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. The applicant, Robert Passmore, spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Robert Nicholson spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in opposition to the application. Paul Strickland, Sonya Patrick and Lucy Kidd spoke in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Leo Smith spoke in favor of the application. John Bellew spoke in favor of the application. Leo Smith corrected John Bellewís statement about conditions to rezone actions. Pam Smith spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. There were no other public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this application. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to remove the conditions. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. Commissioner Fitzpatrick asked about the remaining conditions of modular homes or site built homes only. Zoning Administrator Kim Butler stated the remaining condition is for doublewide mobile homes or site built homes. Commissioner Scogin withdrew his motion. Commissioner Taylor withdrew his second. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to lift the rezone conditions and leave the condition of a doublewide mobile home or site built home only. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES and Commissioner Youngblood, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Taylor made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.

AGENDA ITEM VI. Connie Bray ñ Application for an Area Variance on 1.0 acre on Adams Duncan Road.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and recognized Planning and Zoning Vice Chairman Bill Holloway. Mr. Holloway explained the application and said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends denial by a 6-0 vote. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. The applicant, Connie Bray spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in opposition to the application. Bobby Parks, Joyce Hart and Leo Smith spoke in opposition the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. The applicant, Connie Bray spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. There were no other public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this application. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to deny. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES and Commissioner Drake YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Scogin 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.

AGENDA ITEM VII. Annette Beck ñ Application rezone 6.6 acres of a 12.61 acre tract on Vineyard Creek Road from A2 to RR.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and recognized Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Bill Holloway. Mr. Holloway explained the application and said the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation was a tie vote of 3-3. Mr. Holloway said that since there is new evidence regarding the road and entrance to the property the application should go back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for further consideration. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. Winfred Beck and Joe Guest spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in opposition to the application. Bill Holloway spoke in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Joe Guest spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. There were no other public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this application. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to postpone this application until the next Regular Business Meeting. 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.

Commissioner Taylor made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.


AGENDA ITEM VIII. Kristopher Bradshaw for owner Anthony Tyner ñ Application to rezone 5.0 acres on New Haven Church Road from A1 to RR.

Chairman Nash opened the Public Hearing and recognized Planning and Zoning Vice Chairman Bill Holloway. Mr. Holloway explained the application and said the Planning and Zoning Commission had voted 4-2 to deny the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in favor of the application. The applicant, Kristopher Bradshaw asked for postponement of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for public comment in opposition to the application. Mike Alewine spoke in opposition to the application; Tom Watkins spoke in opposition to the application; James McCarty spoke in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in opposition to the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. The applicant, Kristopher Bradshaw spoke in favor of the application. Chairman Nash asked for other public comment in favor of the application. There were no other public comments. Chairman Nash closed the Public Hearing, opened the Regular Business Meeting and asked for a motion regarding this application. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to postpone this application until the July 22, 2002 Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES and Commissioner Taylor YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion to close the Regular Business Meeting. Commissioner Scogin seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

AGENDA ITEM IX. County Clerk Morris Fortson ñ Banking Services.

Chairman Nash called for a five minute recess at 7:44 P. M. Chairman Nash called the meeting back to order at 7:59 P. M. Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized County Clerk Morris Fortson. Mr. Fortson explained that at the Boardís request he had prepared a request for proposal (RFP) for banking services and had sent the RFP to both banks with the instruction that the proposals be returned by Thursday, June 20, 2002. Mr. Fortson explained that the only proposal received was from the Merchants and Farmers Bank. Chairman Nash recognized Barry Hardeman of BB&T who had signed to speak on this item. Mr. Hardeman explained that two commissioners had asked him to bring BB&Tís proposal to the meeting and distributed copies to the Board. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to postpone this item until the next meeting to allow the Board time to review the proposals. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES, Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES and Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

NEW BUSINESS:

AGENDA ITEM X. Tim Davis ñ Abandoned Road in District 4.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Tim Davis. Mr. Davis requested that this item be postponed until the next meeting.

AGENDA ITEM XI. Commissioner Mike Youngblood ñ Hunting on County Property.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Commissioner Youngblood. Commissioner Youngblood stated he has had complaints about hunting on Recreation Department property. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion that there be ìNO HUNTINGî and ìNO TRESPASSINGî signs placed on all County property. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Drake, YES, Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick and Commissioner Youngblood, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

AGENDA ITEM XII. Chairman Wesley Nash ñ Amendment to Purchasing Policy.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and Scheduled a Work Session for July 8, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss amending the purchasing policy.

AGENDA XIII. Personnel Coordinator Connie Benge ñ Personnel Issues for Recreation Department, Finance Office, EMS and Building Inspector.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Personnel Coordinator Connie Benge. Mrs. Benge said the first item is for the Recreation Department. Recreation Director Dick Perpall is requesting that Tyson Culberson be promoted to Maintenance Technician at a pay rate of $9.35 per hour for the probationary period, then up to entry level of $9.84 per hour. Chairman Nash said that he would recommend the Board approve this request. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES and Commissioner Drake, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Mrs. Benge said the next item was a request to create a new part time position in the Finance Office. The part time position would assist with Accounts Payable, Personnel and Purchasing. This position would be a Class 7, Clerk II at a pay rate of $8.76 per hour. Commissioner Scogin made a motion to approve. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES, Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, NO and Commissioner Drake, YES. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to one (1) NO vote.

Mrs. Benge said the next item was a request from EMS Director Dwayne Patton to hire Brian Shelnutt, Norman Sanders, Lorie Thompson and James Jackson Jr as part time EMTs. Chairman Nash said that he would recommend the Board to approve 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.

Mrs. Benge said her next item was a request to create a new position of part time Building Inspector II, a Class 14.75 position with a pay rate of $14.93 per hour. Chairman Nash said he would recommend the Board approve this request. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, NO; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES and Commissioner Taylor, YES. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to one (1) NO vote.

Mrs. Benge said her next item was a request to place current Contract Service Worker, Jim Baird into the part time Building Inspector position. Chairman Nash said he would recommend the Board approve this request. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, NO; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES and Commissioner Taylor, YES. The motion was approved four (4) YES votes to one (1) NO vote.




AGENDA ITEM XIV. Jack Huff ñ Contract for Scrap Tire Grant.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and recognized Code Enforcement Officer Jack Huff. Mr. Huff explained the Scrap Tire Grant and asked for the Boardís approval. Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion to approve. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES and Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


AGENDA ITEM XV. Chairman Wesley Nash ñ Aging Services Contract.

Chairman Nash announced the agenda item and explained the Aging Services Contract with the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES and Commissioner Youngblood, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.


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

Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to keep the fields open through Saturday June 29, 2002. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES and Commissioner Youngblood, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Taylor made a motion to keep the restrooms unlocked at the main field until after ball season. Commissioner Youngblood seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Scogin, YES; Commissioner Taylor, YES; Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES and Commissioner Drake, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to reprimand the Recreation Department Director, Assistant Director, Grady (Autry) and his assistant for closing the fields this reprimand is to be sent in writing with a copy of the reprimand being sent the Board first. Commissioner Youngblood amended his motion to reprimand only the Recreation Department Director. 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.

Commissioner Taylor asked Leo Smith to discuss the red tip shrubs on right-of-way on Lloyd Nelms Road (450 Lloyd Nelms Road); these shrubs are a safety hazard and need to be removed. Commissioner Taylor made a motion to cut the red tips down. Commissioner Fitzpatrick seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES and Commissioner Taylor, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

Commissioner Fitzpatrick made a motion for the Mize Park well to be tested for benzene monthly. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. A roll call vote was recorded as follows: Commissioner Fitzpatrick, YES; Commissioner Youngblood, YES; Commissioner Drake, YES; Commissioner Scogin, YES and Commissioner Taylor, YES. The motion was approved five (5) YES votes to zero (0) NO votes.

AGENDA ITEM XVII. County Attorney Mike Pruett ñ Executive Session for Litigation.

Commissioner Taylor made a motion for the Board to go into to Executive Session at 8:50 p.m. Commissioner Drake seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved.

AGENDA ITEM XVIII. Adjournment

The Board returned from Executive Session. Chairman Nash called the meeting back to order and asked for a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Youngblood made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Taylor seconded the motion. All in favor say aye. All ayes, the motion was approved. The meeting was adjourned at 9:14 P.M.


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