Jasper County Board of Commissioners
August 30, 2018
Called Meeting Minutes
Comm. Pennamon called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon, Bruce Henry, and Don Jernigan. Doug Luke was absent.
Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, Fire Rescue Director, Chris Finch, and 911 Director, Betty Jump.
Pledge of Allegiance:
District 1, Carl Pennamon
Comm. Jernigan made motion approve the agenda as presented, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
HB 751 – Georgia Emergency Communications Authority – 911 Charges:
Mr. Benton noted House Bill 751 created the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority. The legislation implements a new centralized process by which all 911 fees are to be collected and remitted to local governments by the Department of Revenue.
Mr. Benton noted the Board of Commissioners needs to update its resolution authorizing 911 charges for telephone landline services and wireless services other than prepaid, and to update its resolution authorizing 911 charges for prepaid wireless services.
Betty Jump explained the way the county receives these funds from the Department of Revenue. We received a check for $21,047.50 in October last year. What is changing with prepaid is that we will get the money monthly instead of yearly.
Comm. Pennamon asked that Ms. Jump send a report of the wireless, landline, and prepaid receipts to the Board. Also to let the Board know what the monthly amount is that they receive in January.
Comm. Henry made motion to adopt and authorize Chairman to sign resolution # 2018.08.30A authorizing 911 charges of $1.50 per month for telephone landline services and wireless services other than prepaid per attached resolution, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
Comm. Jernigan made motion to adopt and authorize Chairman to sign resolution # 2018.08.30B authorizing 911 charges of $1.50 per retail transaction for prepaid wireless services per attached resolution, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.
County Attorney Items:
County Manager Items:
Comm. Salmon made motion to adjourn at 6:13 p.m., Comm. Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.
Carl Pennamon, Chairman
Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk