Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Third Floor Conference Room
W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
Committee Members: H. Lynn, U. Keller, T. Thaw
Staff: J. Bruner, P. McNicoll, D.
Newbern, B. Rowell, A. Sapp, C. Stewart, S. Trautz, W. Worley
Others: T. Clark, A. Coburn, M. Coburn, J. Johnson, S.
Consider approval of the Consent Agenda.
the July 12, 2005 Finance Committee Minutes.
Approve a request from Mr. Steve Moreland
that $1,675.76 paid in penalties and interest on his 2004 property taxes be
the unusable items listed on the attached page as surplus and approve the sale
of these items in the best interest of the County.
The following motion made
by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Keller passed unanimously.
Recommend approval of the Consent
Agenda. (Vote: 3-0-0)
approving the contract with the Georgia
DHR Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive
Diseases in the amount of $310,138 that will help finance the Glynn/Camden Drug Court
for FY 2005/06, subject to the review of the County Attorney.
Chairman Lynn questioned why the County was paying $400+ thousand to a Savannah company instead
of to a local business. He stated that
78% of the Drug Court
budget was going to Savannah. Mr. Dick Newbern, Grants Administrator,
stated that the total Drug Court
budget was $629 thousand and that the Judge had selected the Savannah agency in the first year of the Drug Court
operation. The following motion
made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed
Recommend approving the contract with the Georgia DHR Division of Mental Health,
Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases in the amount of $310,138
that will help finance the Glynn/Camden
Drug Court for FY 2005/06, subject to the review
of the County Attorney. (Vote:
Discussion regarding bidder
Mr. Will Worley,
Assistant County Attorney, discussed his review of the State law for Public
Works Contract bidding in comparison to the County’s pre-qualification
requirements. He suggested changes to
the prequalification process which included a change from one year submission
requirement to once every four years.
After further discussion which included comments from Mr. Tommy Clark,
Mr. J. J. Johnson, and Mr. Mike Coburn, the following motion made by
Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously.
Motion to set us a committee made up of
Commissioner Lynn, Tommy Clark, J. J. Johnson, Mike Coburn, and Allen Coburn,
to review the prequalification process and return to the Finance Committee in
thirty days to present recommendations for changes. (Vote 3-0-0)
that Chairman Lynn identify the Finance Committee items which should be
included as consent items in the Commission’s Meeting Agenda.
Lynn identified items 1 and 2 as consent agenda items. Item 3 will be brought back to Finance
Committee on August 23, 2005.