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Meetings

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CALLED MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 23, 2006

OPENING CEREMONIES

The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by Chairman Ferrell Henry, with Commissioners James D. Harris, A. James Nance, Joyce C. Pheil, and Brad Faircloth in attendance. Others present were County Administrator Lester E. Crapse, Jr., County Attorney David Forehand, Finance Director Sherrie Leverett, and Secretary Linda Finch. Mr. Nance gave the invocation.

AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION FOR THE 5311 TRANSIT SYSTEM

Administrator Crapse reported that he has the Authorizing Resolution for the 5311 Transit System for Crisp County. Back in July, we signed the 2006 Contract with DOT, we are back on the regular schedule now and this is the 2007 Contract with DOT that will become effective January 1, 2007. This is an 18 month contract, effective with this contract, from then on it will be in accordance with the State and the County’s fiscal years. This will make for a little better planning, and will not have to deal with two fiscal years monies in one contract. There are several other things that have to go with this Resolution, such as certifying that we have a drug free workplace, the advertisement for the paper, the charter service, the warranty application for small and urban rural programs, the Title IV reporting requirements, the substance certificate, and the certification of equal access for persons with disability. This Resolution authorizes the filing of an application with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Unites States Department of Transportation for a Grant for public transportation assistance on the Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Laws. He went over the highlights of the Resolution, and advised that once this is approved by DOT, we will select a Third Party Provider, just like we do every year. He recommends approval of the Resolution and giving the Chairman the authority to sign all the paperwork. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve the Authorizing Resolution for the 5311 Transit System for Crisp County and giving Chairman Henry the authority to sign the Resolution and the necessary paperwork, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.

REPORT FROM ADMINISTRATOR

Administrator Crapse reported that we have received word that Crisp County has received the CDBG Grant for $500,000 for the Northside Water & Sewer Project, and the City of Cordele has received a $500,000 Grant on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club to build a facility in Crisp County. Also, SPLOST check came in yesterday at a record high of $467,845, and this will probably bring our average up pretty close to $400,000 a month now. Work on the Ball Park is going very well, and there is a final public hearing on the Hwy. 280 widening on August 28th at a place yet to be determined. (This has now been changed to October 19th at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Clubhouse.)

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made by Mrs. Pheil to adjourn the meeting at 12:12 p.m., seconded by Mr. Faircloth, motion carried unanimously.



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