MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CALLED MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 20, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Ferrell Henry with Commissioners James D. Harris, A. James Nance and Joyce C. Pheil in attendance. Others present were County Administrator Lester E. Crapse, Jr., Finance Director Sherrie Leverett and Secretary Linda Finch. The invocation was given by Mr. Nance.
APPROVE FINAL DESIGN FOR YOUTH BALL COMPLEX
Administrator Crapse reported that they had the final design review for the Youth Ball Complex last week with the Recreation Advisory Board, the architect and the lead engineer on the project along with Carl Gamble of Public Works. In the course of the meeting, the ball parks were explained to everyone and there was unanimous support for this particular design and the ball fields in terms of where they are laid out, the parking is laid out, the number of the ballfields and pinwheels, and their designs as well as the phase I and phase II of the project itself. In order to move forward with a request for proposals, we will need the Boards approval of the final design, also there will be a series of contracts designed so that there won’t be a general contractor, which will be cost saving to the county. Motion was made by Mrs. Pheil to approve the final design for our Youth ball Complex, seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously. Chairman Henry and Commissioners thanked Carl Gamble and Public Works for the work they are doing out there, which will save the county a good bit of money to put back into the complex. Mrs. Leverett advised that the complex will be funded primarily with SPLOST funds, and a $95,000 Recreation Grant, plus the initial site and ground work is being paid out of the current SPLOST issue, along with money from the new SPLOST that starts in January, 2006. Administrator Crapse advised that we will probably save at least $200,000 by having the work done in house by Public Works as opposed to contracting this out, also they hope to have the first phase complete by April or May, 2006.
GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Nance to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.
COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Harris to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Mrs. Pheil, motion carried unanimously.
HIRE PATTI SMITH AS ELECTIONS SUPERINTENDENT
Motion was made by Mr. Nance to hire Patti Smith as the Elections Superintendent, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.
Motion was made by Mr. Harris to adjourn the meeting at 9:32 a.m., seconded by Mrs. Pheil, motion carried unanimously.