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									                           Hart County Board of Commissioners
                                   September 8, 2009
                                        5:30 p.m.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners Met September 8, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hart
County Administrative & Emergency Services Center.

Chairman Daniel Reyen presided with Commissioners RC Oglesby, Brandon Johnson, Ken
Brown and Joey Dorsey in attendance.

   1. Prayer
Prayer was offered by Rev Brad Goss.

   2. Pledge of Allegiance
Everyone stood in observance of the Pledge of Allegiance.

   3. Call to Order
Chairman Reyen called the meeting to order.

   4. Welcome
Chairman Reyen welcomed those in attendance.

  5. Approve Agenda
Commissioner Johnson moved to amend and approve the agenda as follows:
     Under item 16) add Litigation and Personnel
Commissioner Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

   6. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)
          8/25/09 Budget Work Session
Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the minutes of the 8/25/09 budget work session.
Chairman Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

          8/25/09 Regular Meeting
Commissioner Brown moved to approve the minutes of the 8/25/09 regular meeting.
Chairman Reyen provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

          9/1/09 Budget Work Session
Chairman Reyen moved to approve the minutes of the 9/1/09 budget work session.
Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

   7. Remarks By Invited Guests, Committees, Authorities
None

   8. Reports By Constitutional Officers & Department Heads
           County Attorney Walter Gordon
Attorney Gordon reported that he had not completed his review if the county’s proposed No
Through Truck Ordinance as directed by the Board at their last meeting.

Attorney Gordon reported that the W&S had been awarded a $500,000 CDBG for the Rocky
Ford area waterline.


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    9. County Administrator’s Report
County Administrator Jon Caime reminded of future appointments needed within the next
ninety days by the Board of Commissioners. Chairman Reyen moved to advertise for these
positions. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

CA Caime reviewed a listing for a second round of road letting by the State DOT, due to
stimulus monies, in the LARP.

CA Caime advised of a $500,000 CDBG-EIP-RLF award. The CDBG portion will be used
to purchase specialized electrical transmission power systems equipment. The EIP and RLF
portions will help with leverage for building expansion, machinery and equipment.

   10. Chairman’s Report
Chairman Reyen reported that he and CA Caime had met with the Grand Jury the previous
week for about two hours to answer questions the Grand Jury had about the County.
Chairman Reyen also again announced the receipts of several CDBGs for Hart County the
previous week.

   11. Commissioners’ Reports
None
   12. Consent Agenda
None
   13. Old Business
       a)Animal Shelter Grant Disposition
Chairman Reyen moved to begin construction of a Hart County animal shelter. Motion died
from a lack of a second.

Commissioner Dorsey moved to ask the DCA if the grant could be redirected to the Northeast
Georgia Animal Shelter, of which, Hart County is a member. Motion died from a lack of a
second.

Dale Peek, Gail Cobb and Bob Savage spoke on retaining of the grant and beginning
construction of an animal shelter immediately.

Commissioner Oglesby moved to contact the City of Hartwell to see if they would be willing
to take administer the grant, with the City furnishing all the in-kind funding. If the City
refused to take the grant, then to send the grant monies back to DCA; thereby leaving the
County out of the animal shelter completely. If the City agreed to take the grant, then to
contact DCA for its direction. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The
motion carried 4-1. Chairman Reyen opposed.

       b)Library Meeting Room Use Charge Policy
Chairman Reyen moved to table any action. Commissioner Oglesby provided a second to the
motion. The motion carried 5-0.

        c)Rec Football Officials Contract
Recreation Director Curry requested to hire a Football Officials Coordinator @$200 for the
season and a Softball Officials Coordinator @$100 for the season for the betterment of the
recreation programs she felt. Commissioner Oglesby moved to allow the request.


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Commissioner Johnson provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 4-1.
Commissioner Dorsey opposed.

        d)Rec Fall Baseball
Rec Director presented a request from the Hart County Baseball League to amend an earlier
agreement by the BOC. Use of a third field at the Elberton Hwy Complex on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm and to pay $100 per week for use of the third field for lights
(when used). Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the request. Chairman Reyen
provided a second to the motion. Chairman Reyen questioned why the HCBL can afford to
coordinate their officials without having to contract the service out, pay for lights used at the
fields and etc. and the Hart County Little League can’t. The motion carried 5-0.

   14. New Business
       a)Senior Center Transfer Funds Request
Senior Center Director Linda Godfrey requested the Board to take a vote tonight as to
whether the Board will close the Center or not. Chairman Reyen moved to table the
requested vote in order to protect the personnel involved. Commissioner Oglesby provided a
second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

Senior Center Director Godfrey requested a transfer of funds within the Senior Center budget.
Commissioner Oglesby moved to table the request. Commissioner Brown provided a second
to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

      b)County Paid Training Policy
CA Caime requested a formal vote on the county’s payment for certification training.
Commissioner Dorsey moved for the county to pay for first-time certification training only.
Commissioner Johnson provided a second to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

       c)PTO and Vacation Policy
Following a general discussion on the county’s PTO and vacation policy, Chairman Reyen
entered a motion to table a decision. Commissioner Dorsey provided a second to the motion.
The motion carried 5-0.

   15. Public Comment
None

    16. Executive Session
Commissioner Dorsey entered a motion to adjourn the open meeting into closed session to
discuss personnel and litigations. Chairman Reyen provided a second to the motion. The
motion carried 5-0.

Following the Executive Session the Board came back into open session. Commissioner
Dorsey entered a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Oglesby provided the second
to the motion. The motion carried 5-0.



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Daniel Reyen, Chairman                                 Betty Floyd, Associate County Clerk



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