REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING June 8, 2009

MINUTES

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners held their REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING June 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM in the Grand Jury Room.

Vice Chairman Jack Foskey gave the invocation.

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners had a moment of silence in remembrance of Deputy Kevin Sumner.

Chairman James L. McAfee, Jr., introduced the Interim County Administrator Roger Price and the new County Attorney Matthew Waters.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to approve the minutes of the last Regular Monthly Meeting May 11, 2009 as presented. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Interim County Administrator Roger Price gave the financial report for the County. The General Fund has a balance of $1,142,823.85. Roads, Streets, and Bridges have a balance of $$456,321.21 and 3 CD’s $100,000.00 each. The Jail Construction has a balance of $614,845.81 and 2 CD’s $100,000.00. A COPY OF THE REPORT WILL BE FILED WITH THESE MINUTES.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to pay the monthly bills as presented with the exception of the 3 invoices to Attorney Keri Foster Thompson. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The invoices will be checked before the approval is made to pay. The vote was unanimous.

Chairman McAfee, Jr., made a motion to deny the request for Debbie Killingsworth to be the Chairman of the Board of Elections. Commissioner Foskey seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Darrisaw nominated Brenda Taylor to the Board of Elections. Commissioner McAfee nominated Lewis Zellner to the Board of Elections. This will be voted on at the next Regular Monthly Meeting.

Vicki Robert, Senior Citizens Director recommended reappointments to the Aging Advisory Committee of herself and Betty Coleman. This will be voted on at the next Regular Monthly Meeting.

Misty Webb has requested to be put on the Region 5 MHDDAD Planning Board. This will be voted on at the next Regular Monthly meeting.

All of the Commissioners agreed to keep the same Board members on the RDC Board. They are going to change the name from RDC Board to Atamaha RDC. The current Board members are Commissioner Jack Foskey and Oreatha Thomas. Commissioner Smith made a motion to appoint Jack Foskey, City of Wrightsville choice and Oreatha Thomas to the new Atamaha RDC Board as of July 1, 2009. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to renew the Mental Health Contract. Commissioner Foskey seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Road Superintend Homer Garnto gave an update concerning the Volvo Motor grader currently rented for the purpose of demonstration. Mr. Garnto reported that a quote had been received from ASC Equipment for $147,500.00. Mr. Garnto advised that ASC Equipment would give a trade-in of $18,000 for the 1989 John Deere Motor grader resulting in a final price of $129,500.00. He advised the county would receive a $1,000.00 credit towards the purchase price for the previous rental of the motor grader.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to purchase the 2008 Volvo Motor grader. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to trade the 1989 John Deere on the Volvo ($21,000.00). Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Smith let the Board know that he found 4 County Road Signs that had been thrown in a ditch. Road Superintendent told them that he has a total of 30 County Road Signs that are missing and needs to be replaced.

Commissioner McAfee, Jr. made a motion to approve the purchase of replacement radios for the EMS at a cost of $2,375. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to approve the purchase of a Fire Truck from Georgia Forestry for $26,226.04. Chairman James L. McAfee, Jr., seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. (In the Monthly Meeting back in February 2007 a motion was made, seconded and unanimously agreed to purchase a Fire Truck, but had not been done, but since has been brought to the Commissioners attention.)

A notice was received from Georgia Legal Services Program. They will be at the Senior Citizens Center and then at the Library. The dates and times will be posted at the Nursing Homes and provide this information to the media.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to give Caroline Pope and Risa Kight a $1.00 an hour raise. Pam Rathbun a $.50 an hour raise. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Citizens Comments:

Mr. Larry Hightower requested that the commissioners go forward with a replacement to fill the vacant commissioner seat for district one.

There was discussion to go forward with an interview process to fill the vacancy. The interview date was set to be on Monday, July 6, 2009 at the Grand Jury Room in the Courthouse. The interviews are to be held in a called meeting of the Commissioners. The called meeting is to be advertised in the official organ of the County for the weeks of June 15, 22, 29th. The notice will also be placed on the bulletin board in the courthouse.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to close the Regular Session. Commissioner Smith seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Darrisaw made a motion to go into Executive Session. Commissioner Foskey seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Foskey made a motion to close the Executive Session. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner Donald Smith made a motion to hire Guy Singletary as the County Administrator. Commissioner McAfee, Jr., seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Commissioner McAfee, Jr., made a motion to adjourn this Regular Monthly Meeting. Commissioner Darrisaw seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

All of the County Commissioners were present for the Regular Monthly Meeting: Chairman James L. McAfee, Jr., Vice Chairman Jack Foskey, Jerronney Darrisaw and Donald Smith. There has not been an appointment to replace Mr. John Pullen.

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James L. McAfee, Jr., Chairman Jack Foskey, Vice Chairman

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