Called Meeting Minutes

Jasper County Board of Commissioners

August 24, 2017

Called Meeting Minutes

6:00 P.M.

 

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Vice-Chairman, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan, Doug Luke, and Craig Salmon.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and Finance Manager, Rhonda Blissit, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Invocation:

District 1, Carl Pennamon

Agenda Approval:

Comm. Henry made motion approve the agenda as presented, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Commissioner’s Items:

Pennamon: Informed Board of meeting at Pitts Chapel Bridge, the project has been approved on the Low Impact Bridge Program. They also have agreed to come back and look at Cedar Creek Bridge. The City qualifying ended today, there is no opposition.

Presentations/Delegations:

None

Regular Agenda:

Old Business:

2018 SPLOST:

Comm. Pennamon noted we are here to approve resolutions as discussed on Monday.

Atty. Ozburn reviewed documents that need to be approved and signed. The first one authorizes Chairman to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement, the second contains all the ballot language and the project lists, the third document is resolution calling for the tax.

Comm. Luke clarified the Intergovernmental Agreement allows us to collect the tax for a full 6 year term.

Comm. Pennamon noted yes, without the IGA the tax collection would stop at 5 years.

Comm. Luke questioned the restrictions on any money collected above the 3.9 million.

Atty. Ozburn noted it would go to debt first.

Comm. Salmon made motion to Adopt and Authorize Board Chairman to Execute Resolution No. 2017.08.24A titled “Resolution Authorizing County Chairman to Execute 2018 SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement”.

Comm. Luke seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Henry made motion to Adopt and Authorize Board Chairman to Execute Resolution No. 2017.08.24B titled” Resolution Calling for an Election to Impose a County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax”.

Comm. Luke seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Luke noted he would like to see the chart in the advertisement.

Comm. Luke made motion to advertise in the legal organ, the chart on exhibit A of the IGA, Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Luke noted this has been a long hard process and Thanks to everyone for all their hardwork.

County Attorney Items:

None

County Manager Items:

Mr. Benton noted Facebook page is up.

Citizens Comments:

None

Executive Session:

None

Adjourn:

Comm. Luke made motion to adjourn at 6:17 p.m., Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

 

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Carl Pennamon, Chairman

 

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Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk