(Tentative) Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda Tuesday, February 20, 2024 05:00 PM Effingham County Administrative Complex

The Georgia Conflict of Interest in Zoning Action Statue (O.C.G.A. §§ 36-67A-1 et seq.) requires disclosure of certain campaign contributions made by applicants for rezoning actions and by opponents of rezoning application. A rezoning applicant or opponent of a rezoning application must disclose contributions or gifts which in aggregate total $250.00 or more if made within the last two years to a current member of Effingham County Planning Board, Board of Commissioners, or other Effingham County official who will consider the application. The campaign contribution disclosure requirement applies to an opponent of a rezoning application who publishes his or her opposition by appearance before the Planning Board or Board of Commissioners or by any other oral or written communication to a member or members of the Planning Board or Board of Commissioners. Disclosure must be reported to the Board of Commissioners by applicants within ten (10) days after the rezoning application is filed and by opponents at least five (5) days prior to the first hearing by the Planning Board. Any person knowing failing to comply with these requirements shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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I.Call to Order

II.Roll Call


IV.Pledge to the American Flag

V.Agenda Approval - Consideration of a resolution to approve the agenda.

VI.Minutes - Consideration to approve the February 3-4, 2024 retreat minutes and the February 6, 2024 regular meeting minutes

VII.Public Comments - Comments shall pertain to the agenda items only.  Should you wish to make remarks, clearly state your full name into the microphone before commencing to speak.

VIII.Correspondence - Documents from this meeting are located in the Clerk's Office and on the Board of Commissioner's website.

IX.Consent Agenda - This section shall include all routine items for which there will be no discussion.  Should a need arise for a debate, the item can be moved to the appropriate area of the agenda.

  1. 1.[2024-074 Contract]

    Consideration to approve to renew the Docuquest Service Contract for the Tax Commissioner's Office

  2. 2.[2024-075 Agreement]

    Consideration to renew a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sexual Assault Response Team and the Effingham County Correctional Institution for forensic examination services 

  3. 3.[2024-076 Agreement]

    Consideration to approve to renew the Public Wi-Fi Service Agreement with Planters Communications LLC for a one-year period from March 20, 2024 to March 20, 2025

  4. 4.[2024-077 Agreement]

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm an Assurances and Maintenance Agreement to FEMA for an Existing Generator Grant Application

  5. 5.[2024-078 Grant Application]

    Consideration to approve to submit a Grant Application to the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Dog and Cat Sterilization Grant Program 

  6. 6.[2024-017 Resolution]

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm amended Resolution# 024-004 to include the fee for the office of State Court Judge (originally approved 01/16/2024)

X.Unfinished Business - Contains items held from a previous agenda.

  1. 1.[2023-517 Sketch Plan] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by MRD Partners, LLC, for  a Sketch Plan located on McCall Road for "Horizon Business Center" zoned I-1 Map#  450D Parcels# 4A, 4B & 5 in the Second District (postponed 11/07/2023, 12/05/2023, 01/16/2024)

  2. 2.[2024-056 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Eric Smith for a conditional use for a rural business located at 445 Golden Drive Map# 450A Parcel #56, in the Second District (postponed 02/06/2024)

XI.New Business

  1. 1.[2024-079 Position] Sarah Mausolf

    Consideration to approve an additional Position (Deputy Coroner) for the Coroner's Office

  2. 2.[2024-080 Letter] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm an Indication of Roundabout Support Letter for a roundabout at Hwy 30 at Kolic Helmey Road.

  3. 3.[2024-081 Resolution] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve  Resolution# 024-010  for the surplus of various items

  4. 4.[2024-082 Resolution] Mark Barnes

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-011 to amend the 2024 Fiscal Year Budget

  5. 5.[2024-083 Policy] Mark Barnes

    Consideration to approve Addendum No. 16 to amend the Effingham County Financial Policy

  6. 6.[2024-084 Resolution] Tim Callanan

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-009  to condemn a property located at 224 Courthouse Road, Springfield related to the Baker Park Improvements

  7. 7.[2024-085 Deed/Agreement] Stephanie Johnson

    Consideration to approve a Quitclaim Deed and terminate an Easement Agreement between Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Amy M. Helmly and Vicki Tuten Renfroe located across a property on Brogdon Road 

XII.Reports from Commissioners & Administrative Staff

XIII.Executive Session - Discussion of Personnel, Property and Pending Litigation

XIV.Executive Session Minutes - Consideration to approve the February 3, 2024 retreat executive session minutes