Called Meeting Minutes

Jasper County Board of Commissioners
October 23, 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, Finance Director, Rhonda Blissit, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.

Pledge of Allegiance:


District 5, Doug Luke

Agenda Approval:

Comm. Henry made motion to approve the agendas presented, Comm. Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.

Commissioner’s Items:

Luke:  Asked for an update on Hwy. 142 Bar and Grill

Mr. Benton noted it is in foreclosure.

Salmon: signage at Recreation.

Mr. Benton noted he will need to make some phone calls.

Henry: Haunticello – he will be here to pass out candy if anyone would like to join him.

Jernigan: Asked for update on can count.

Mr. Benton noted he has found our person; Advanced is now stalling.

Pennamon: Asked the Board to prepare themselves for a lot of meetings in next six months.


Regular Agenda:

New Business:

Discussion of Annual CIE Update to the Comprehensive Plan:

Mr. Benton noted that there needs to be a citizens committee comprised of:

6 from County, 2-City of Monticello, 2-Shady Dale, 1 at-large citizen, and county business owner.

Comm. Pennamon noted the Board needs to review the handouts and make corrections at the next meeting, and also need to have Public Hearing and vote at next meeting; adding any changes noted.

Mr. Benton noted they will need to have Work Session soon on Impact Fees.

Mr. Benton reviewed handouts on Impact Fee and CIE Update.

Mr. Benton noted that NEGRC has asked that the county be more descriptive on the project list.

Comm. Pennamon noted that Administrative money can be used for commission computer equipment for the board room.

Mr. Benton reviewed the Short-Term Work Program handout. (A copy of all handouts will be attached and made a part of the official minutes)

Comm. Salmon noted the need to add crack sealing machine.

Mr. Benton noted he will advertise the Public Hearings in this week’s paper.

County Attorney Items:


County Manager Items:


Citizens Comments:

Charles Forsythe – Short Term Work Program (STWP)

Executive Session:

Comm. Henry made motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and potential litigation at 6:28 p.m., Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Salmon made motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:28 p.m., Comm. Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.


Comm. Luke made motion to adjourn at 7:28 p.m., Comm. Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.


Carl Pennamon, Chairman


Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk