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Meetings

MINUTES OF THE CRISP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CALLED MEETING HELD ON MAY 26, 2011

OPENING CEREMONIES

Chairman Wallace Mathis called the meeting to order at 5:43 p.m., with Commissioners A. James Nance, William Culpepper, and Clark Henderson in attendance. Others present were County Administrator Lester E. Crapse, Jr., Finance Director Sherrie Leverett, and Secretary Linda Finch. Commissioner Nance gave the invocation.

APPROVE CONTRACT FOR TAXIWAY AND T-HANGERS AT AIRPORT

Administrator Crapse advised that the contract has been let, they are preparing the contract to the winning bidder now, and they are asking the Board to approve the contract and authorize the Chairman to sign. The bid is the complete contract for the environmental, engineering, and professional services for the land acquisition project. The total contract is $553,385.28, which about 96% is paid thru federal funds, about 4% thru state funds, and there are no county funds involved. He advised that the contract will obligate those funds, and let them prepare an execute order to go to work. He doesn't have the contract in hand, but they have asked that the Board go ahead and approve the contract, as they hope to have it ready the first of next week. He recommends approval of the contract. Motion was made by Mr. Henderson to approve the contract when it is received to proceed with the Taxiway, T-Hangers, and reimbursement for the Environmental Assessment Phase II Engineering Services and professional services for the land acquisition project at the airport for a total of $553,385.28, and authorize the Chairman to sign, seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried.

DISCUSS LOVE STUFF BUSINESS LICENSE

Administrator Crapse advised that he has received an email from Rick Lawson, County Attorney, stating that he believes that we can execute a letter of intent to revoke the Business License of Love Stuff. Connie Sangster, Planning Director, suggested to Rick that the owner be allowed to voluntarily relinquish his Business License, if he would. Mr. Lawson thought that was a good idea to make that offer before we sent him a letter of intent to revoke his license, which would include a public hearing, and then the Board would make an action. Commissioner Henderson asked if the Sheriff's Department recorded Mr. Welk's admission, and Administrator Crapse relied yes and in the report from the Sheriff's Department it notes some specific evidence that was taken from this place, which makes it pretty clear that some unauthorized activity was going on the premises. Mr. Welk has admitted that he knew that some things were there that that was unauthorized. Chairman Mathis thought it would be a good idea if we waited until Rick was here in case we have any other questions we need to ask, and let's study over this information and wait to make a decision when Rick and Connie are present. Commissioners Henderson and Nance agreed that if we ask him voluntarily relinquish his Business License and he doesn't agree, then we will take action at another meeting. By common consent, Commissioners authorized Planning Director Connie Sangster to make the offer to Mr. Welk to voluntarily surrender his Business License.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion was made by Mr. Henderson to adjourn the called meeting at 5:55 p.m., seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously.

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