BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
3:00 P.M., APRIL 16, 2003
- CALL TO ORDER
Chairman J. R. Dowdy, Jr. called the meeting to order. Commissioners James D. Harris, Joyce C. Pheil, Ferrell Henry, County Administrator John S. Pate, Jr., County Attorney Guy D. Pfeiffer and secretary Linda Finch in attendance.
- DISCUSS MOSQUITO PROBLEM IN THE COUNTY
Harry Hurt, Reuben Cook, Sam Farrow, Dub Cooper and Carl Gamble met with Commissioners to discuss the mosquito problem that we have in the county. After discussion, it was agreed that Mr. Gamble will buy briquettes to be placed in ditches with standing water, and public works employees will distribute them all over the county; will create public awareness of things to do to help with the mosquito control; and see if there is anything available from the state to help control the mosquito problem.
- DISCUSS ANIMAL CONTROL
The next item of discussion was concerning animal control in the county, as the Lake Blackshear Homeowners Association has asked that the county look into a dog leash law. After discussion and mixed emotion from the Commissioners, it was agreed that Mr. Pfeiffer will look into what other counties do in regards to stray animals and bring back to the next regular County Commission meeting. Mr. Pfeiffer also advised Commissioners that they need to talk to the Sheriff and see what he will need to enforce an Ordinance such as this.
- ADVERTISE FOR NEW ADMINISTRATOR
Commissioners authorized County Administrator John Pate to start advertising for the Administratorís position due to the resignation of Mr. Pate as of July 31, 2003. It will be advertised The Cordele Dispatch, The Albany Herald, The Macon Telegraph for the next three Sundays, and also run on the ACCG and GMA website.
- APPROVE FUNDS FOR YOUTH CENTER IF NEEDED
Mr. Pate reported that Don tenBensel advised that they might run a little over the CDBG grant allocation of $500,000.00 and wanted to know if Commissioners would be willing to fund the extra amount if needed. Commissioners all agreed that they would be willing to pay the cost of paving the parking lot out of SPLOST funds, if needed, for the Youth Center.
Motion to adjourn by Mr. Henry, seconded by Mr. Harris and unanimously.