MINUTES OF THE CRISP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CALLED MEETING HELD ON APRIL 17, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Chairman Ferrell Henry, with Commissioners James D. Harris, Brad Faircloth, and William Culpepper in attendance. Others present were County Administrator Lester E. Crapse, Jr., County Attorney David Forehand, Finance Director Sherrie Leverett, and Secretary Linda Finch. Chairman Henry gave the invocation.
RESOLUTIONS ON THE SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
Administrator Crapse reported that they had the auction for the three pieces of county property a few weeks ago, which are the Verrick property, property at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 6th Street, and the Oak Street property. He advised that the highest bidder on the Verrick property and equipment was Roy Lee Harris for $220,000, the highest bidder on the 13th Avenue property was Noel Williams Sr. for $28,500, and the highest bidder on the Oak Street property was Wayne Rollins for $55,000. Mr. Forehand has drawn up the Resolutions on the Sale of Surplus Property for each one of the pieces of property, and he recommends approval of all three Resolutions. Motion by Mr. Harris to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Sale of Verrick property and equipment to Roy L. Harris, seconded by Mr. Faircloth, motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Sale of property at the corner of 13th Avenue and 6th Street to Noel Williams, Sr.. seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Mr. Culpepper to approve the Resolution Authorizing the sale of property at 207 Oak Street to Wayne Rollins, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.
DOT CONTRACTS FOR RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION
Administrator Crapse reported that he has the DOT contracts for the right of way acquisition on the three bridge replacements, Ready Creek, Amboy, and Hawpond bridges. Included in the contract is a clause that we will not use county labor while replacing these bridges, and we will comply with all federal regulations; DOT is going to take care of the wetland mitigation, which means we may break even on these projects. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve all three DOT Contracts for Right Of Way Acquisition on bridge replacements, seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously.
DOT CONTRACT FOR 5311 TRANSIT SYSTEM
Administrator Crapse reported that this DOT Contract for the 5311 Transit System is for six months, January through June, as they are trying to get their fiscal year lined up to begin July 1st, and next year it will be a yearly contract. He recommends approval of the Contract. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve he DOT Contract for 5311, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.
CDBG 2008 APPLICATION APPROVED
Administrator Crapse reported that we need to discuss the CDBG application for the 2nd Phase for the sewer system in the Northside area. We have been approved for the first phase of the sewer, and we shouldn’t have an overrun on this phase as we can cut the scope down if it is not in our approved price range. There were several obstacles we had to overcome in the water phase of this project as we had to do some appraisals over, had to purchase easements we didn’t know we would have to, had to resurvey, had legal fees, and we lost money that we thought we were going to get from GEFA. He advised that he and Mrs. Leverett will be watching the day to day accounting more closely and not allow administrative fees to come out before other things are paid for. He does think we need to go ahead with Middle Flint RDC, and we will be talking to other counties to see what they are doing if they don’t use an RDC. Motion was made by Mr. Culpepper to allow Middle Flint RDC to administer the second phase of the sewer project for the 2008 CDBG Grant, seconded by Mr. Faircloth, motion carried unanimously.
2008 BYRNE GRANT APPROVED
Administrator Crapse reported that the 2008 Byrne Grant, which is the same as last year at $120,000 has come in. It was approved by the Sheriff’s Department, and it is to help pay for part of the Drug Task Force salaries and supplies. Motion was made by Mr. Culpepper to approve the 2008 Byrne Grant, seconded by Mr. Faircloth, motion carried unanimously.
EIP GRANT LETTER FOR NORBOARD
Administrator Crapse reminded Commissioners that they had approved the writing of a letter at the last regular meeting to go with the EIP Grant for Norboard stating that the county will pay any cost overruns on the Norboard project, if there were any. He read the letter he had prepared for Chairman Henry’s signature.
DISCUSS CLASSIFICATION/COMPENSATION PLAN
Administrator Crapse advised Commissioners that in the last regular meeting, Commissioners decided to have a work session on the Classification/Compensation Plan, and he wanted to know if they wanted to discuss this today or have a workshop to go over it further. Commissioners agreed to have a work session to discuss the compensation plan in more detail.
Motion was made by Mr. Harris to adjourn the meeting at 3:09 p.m., seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously.