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Meetings

MINUTES OF THE CRISP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MEETING HELD ON MAY 28, 2008

OPENING CEREMONIES

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Ferrell Henry with Commissioners James D. Harris and Brad Faircloth in attendance. Others present were County Administrator Lester E. Crapse, Jr., Hospital Administrator Wayne Martin, Hospital Authority Attorney Craig Cotton and his Secretary Julie Poplin, and Secretary Linda Finch. Mr. Faircloth gave the invocation.

MEAG CONTRACT

Administrator Crapse reported that most of the Commissioners heard this information yesterday at the Power Commission meeting regarding the purchasing of Vogtle units from MEAG. We should approve the same conditions as you did yesterday at the Power Commission. Steve Rentfrow, Power Commission Manager, advised that the two key things here are that the Commissioners agree to participate and agree under the same terms as was approved at the Power Commission. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to agree to participate in the MEAG Agreement and approve the purchase of the units from MEAG under the same conditions that were approved by the Crisp County Power Commission on May 27, 2008, and also approve the additional purchases if it materializes, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.

APPROVE THE 2ND SUPPLEMENTAL RESOLUTION FOR THE HOSPITAL BOND ISSUE

Administrator Crapse reported that the first series of hospital bonds came in at 3.88%, these bonds will come in at 3.96%, and our agreement was anywhere under 6%, so we are very happy where these bonds came in. Attorney Cotton advised that he has the new paperwork for the second series of bonds for $3 million; the first set of bonds was for $10 million, making a total sum of $13 million for the additional ICU beds. Mr. Cotton advised that this is a second supplemental Resolution that is just like the first supplemental Resolution that Commissioners passed on May 8, 2008. The only difference in the two Resolutions is this one approves the new bond purchase agreement, which relates to the $3 million sale that occurred yesterday. He advised that they are very pleased with the interest rate, and the delays that have been caused have actually helps us in the long run as we would have probably paid a higher interest rate six months ago. He advised that the Resolution would be approving the second supplemental contract, which was approved before, approving the payments, executing and delivery of the new certificate purchase agreement or bond purchase agreement, approving the preliminary and official statements, and ratification of the two Resolutions. This is the last step in this bond issue process; the documents will be hand delivered to Atlanta today, and closing is to take place tomorrow. Motion was made by Mr. Harris to adopt the Second Supplemental Resolution for the Hospital Bond for the new ICU and authorize the Chairman to sign the necessary paperwork, seconded by Mr. Faircloth, motion carried unanimously. Mr. Martin thanked the Commissioners and Finance Director for the effort that have done to get this completed.

APPROVE AIRPORT RESTRIPING DOT CONTRACT

Administrator Crapse reported that Commissioners did this a while back, but he wanted to put a proper date on this restriping contract for the airport; 95% of this is funded by federal and state agencies and 5% is funded by Crisp County, and the money will come out of the SPLOST funds. Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve the Contract with the Department of Transportation for the airport restriping, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.

APPROVE ONE DAY WINE LICENSE FOR EASTER SEALS

Administrator Crapse reported that Easter Seals is putting on a fundraiser at the Resort where venders will come in and taste the wine and they will also sell wine. He advised that we don't have a one day Wine License officially in our Ordinance, so he just wanted to let Commissioners know what is going on plus the State License officials advised that if anybody gets a state license they have to have a county license. The date will be in August Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to approve the one-day Wine License for Easter Seals at the Resort, seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made by Mr. Faircloth to adjourn the meeting at 9:18 a.m., seconded by Mr. Harris, motion carried unanimously.

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