Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
County Board of Commissioners
4:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Third Floor Conference Room
W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
Committee Members: M. Bedner, C. Fendig, T. Thaw
Staff: D. Chunn, M. Doering, G.
Hegstrom, P. McNicoll, R. Shell, C. Stewart
Press: M. Permar
Others: Marshall Davis
of the Consent Agenda.
May 25, 2004 Finance Committee Minutes.
(P. McNicoll) pages 2-5
Deny a request
by Ms. Lynn Warren Pope that $490.37 paid in interest and penalties on her 2002
Property Taxes be refunded. (F. Dees) pages 6-10
Deny a request
by Ms. Pretz that $452.02 paid in interest and penalties on her 2003 Property
Taxes be refunded. (F. Dees) pages 11-13
Deny a request
by Ms. Dorothy Ryti that $10.00 paid in penalties on her 2004 Vehicle
Registration be refunded. (F. Dees) pages 14-18
Approve the real
property corrections to the 2000 and 2003 Digests as recommended by the Board
of Assessors and/or the Chief Appraiser at their May 26, 2004 meeting. (S. Schaeffner) pages 19-21
Declare the unusable
items listed on the attached page as surplus and approve the sale of these
items in the best interest of the County.
(D. Chunn) pages 22-23
Item 1(d) was deferred at
the request of the taxpayer. The
following motion made by Commissioner Fendig and seconded by Commissioner Thaw
Recommend approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of item
1(d). (Vote: 3-0-0)
2. Consider awarding a contract in the amount
of $392,000.00 for the Base Year Maintenance Program for Elevated Tanks to
Utility Service Company, Inc, of Perry, Georgia, the lowest responsive and
responsible bidder with funding to be provided by the Water & Sewer Revenue
Bond, and the North Mainland Capital Fund.
(R. Shell) pages 24-26
Ray Shell, Utilities Manager, presented this item and stated that the Demere
Rd. tank has deteriorated and the damage is visible from the street. He also stated that the paint on that tank
is lead based. Mr. Shell informed the
Committee that in a coastal environment, steel tanks need painting every seven
years and the interior paint will usually last for twelve years. Commissioner Thaw questioned where the
replacement tank for the Frederica tank will be located and Mr. Shell responded
that it is planned for a location behind Oglethorpe School. Chairman Bedner asked how much the Demere
tank would cost new and Mr. Shell stated that it would cost approximately $900
thousand and that a pedestal tank costs around $1 million. Commissioner Fendig commended staff for
planning for future tank maintenance. The
following motion made by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Fendig
Recommend awarding a
contract in the amount of $392,000.00 for the Base Year Maintenance Program for
Elevated Tanks to Utility Service Company, Inc, of Perry, Georgia, the lowest
responsive and responsible bidder with funding to be provided by the Water
& Sewer Revenue Bond, and the North Mainland Capital Fund. (Vote: 3-0-0)
3. Review the Georgia Power letter of intent
for proposed energy services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on St. Simons
Island. (C. Stewart) pages 27-32
Charles Stewart, County Administrator, distributed an updated letter of intent
from the Southern Company. Commissioner
Fendig asked for a cash flow impact for the project and wanted to know the
future financial impact to the sewer customers. Commissioner Thaw stated that the County should make sure that
the worst that could happen is that the County pays $30 thousand. Chairman Bedner stated that this item was
for information and review only and would not go forward to the full Board of
Commissioners at this time.
No action was taken.
4. Request that Chairman Bedner identify the
Finance Committee items which should be included as consent items in the
Commission’s Meeting Agenda.
Chairman Bedner identified all items as
consent items. Item 1(d) was deferred
to a later Finance Committee meeting and item 3 was for discussion only and
will not go forward to the full Board.