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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:00 PM

Board of Commissioners - Work Session

Location

Administration Building
110 E Main Street
Cumming, GA 30040

Meeting Video

   BOOKMARKS
01:50
Adoption of Agenda
05:00
Presentation of Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report - Bobby Peardon, Senior Vice-President
34:15
Consideration and approval for the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company
39:45
Sheriff's Office U.S. Department of Justice's FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award
40:55
Discussion of Employee Appreciation Effort
49:10
Consideration and ratification of various 4th amendment waiver searches and obversation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts
50:40
Consideration of Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on SR 53 at Dogwood Path
52:00
Bid C17-04-1500 Purchase of nine Ford F-150's and one F-250 for Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department
52:55
Bid C17-01-5211 Purchase of five 2017 Ford F-150's and two 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for Parks and Recreation Department
53:40
Consideration and approval of a Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. regarding Eagle's Beak Park
01:00:23
Consideration and approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project
01:05:09
Approval of Moreland Altobelli's Work Authorization to proceed with Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project
01:06:15
Board consideration of County Initiated down-zoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Lloyd Pendley)
01:08:24
Consideration of resolutions to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Rd, and Mt. Tabor Rd.
01:09:40
.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement
01:10:19
694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement
01:11:15
Discussion of Development at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell
01:27:05
Board Ratification of settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff

Documents

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a Work Session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Large Conference Room, Suite 210 in the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

 

The purpose of the Work Session will be for discussion and consideration of the items as outlined on the agenda and such other business as may properly come before the Board.

 

Forsyth County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language may contact the Title VI Coordinator at 770-781-2101 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting date/time. The Title VI Coordinator is located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 255, Cumming, Georgia between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135, and asking to connect to 770-781-2101. 

 

 

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners

01/31/17

AGENDA
WORK SESSION
FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.
FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 210
CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Items for consideration and discussion:

(1) Board consideration and discussion of a proposed fountain for the front lawn of the new Courthouse – Judge Dickinson

(2) Presentation of Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report – Bobby Peardon, Senior Vice-President

(3) Board consideration and approval for the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company for large claims incurred under the 2017 employee healthcare plan – effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 – Director of Personnel Services

(4) Board consideration and acceptance of the Sheriff’s Office U.S. Department of Justice’s FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award for an amount not to exceed $10,900 with no required match, approval of a budget resolution and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related documentation – Grants Manager/Budget Manager

(5) Discussion of Employee Appreciation Effort for 2017 – County Manager/Director of Communications

(6) Board consideration and ratification of the following contracts for 4th amendment waiver searches and observation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts: (Accountability Courts Director)

• Dan L. F. Coombs, IV
• Chasity Brown
• Ryan Phagan
• Sharon Clarke
• Faith Fanning
• Merika Joy Hubbard
• Christine L. Barber
• Michelle McAllister
• Zackary Knapp

Work Session Agenda
February 7, 2017
Page 2


(7) Board consideration and award of the following Bids: (Procurement Director)

(A) Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on S.R.53 at Dogwood Path

(B) Bid C17-04-1500 for the purchase of nine (9) new Ford F-150’s and one (1) new Ford F-250 for the Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department

(C) Bid C17-01-5211 for the purchase of five (5) 2017 Ford F-150’s and two (2) 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for the Parks & Recreation Department

(8) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. in regards to Eagles Beak Park – Procurement Director

(9) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project – Procurement Director

(10) Board consideration and approval of Moreland Altobelli’s Work Authorization to proceed with the Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project – Director of Engineering

(11) Discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service – Levent/Swope
(Postponed from 01/24/17 Work Session Agenda).

(12) LED/EMB signage upgrades/conversions and possible sign code/UDC revisions – County Attorney

(13) Further consideration by the Board of Commissioners regarding the abandonment of Brookshire Road and discussion of possible master planning associated with Corps-owned property adjacent to the lake – County Attorney

(14) Board consideration of County-initiated down-zoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Loyd Pendley) – Mills/Swope

(15) Board consideration of resolutions to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road: (County Attorney)

(A) 0.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 5 – Bannister Creek #2, LLC)

(B) 694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 6 – Henry B. Garmon)

(16) Discussion of Development at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell – Levent/Swope

Work Session Agenda
February 7, 2017
Page 3


(17) Board ratification of settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff – County Attorney

V. Recess Work Session

VI. Executive Session if Needed

VII. Adjournment

 

MEETING SUMMARY

  • All items unanimously approved will be placed on the February 16, 2017 Consent Agenda for ratification –– as anticipated by Board Rule 1.07.01

     

  • All items that were approved as “time sensitive” are final.

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

Todd Levent – Chairman

Rick Swope – Vice Chairman

Laura Semanson – Secretary

Ralph J. Amos – Member

Cindy J. Mills – Member

 

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.

FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 210

CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

 

  1. Call Meeting to Order

    Called to Order @ 2:04 p.m.

     

  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Commissioner Amos.

 

  1. Adoption of Agenda

The Board voted unanimously to adopt the Agenda as amended:

 

  • Tabled item #1 (proposed fountain for the new courthouse)

  • Postponed item #11 to 07/11/17 Work Session

  • Postponed item #12 to 02/21/17 Work Session

  • Postponed item #13 to 02/21/17 Work Session

  • Postponed item #16 to 02/16/17 Regular Meeting

     

  1. Items for consideration and discussion:

 

  1. Board consideration and discussion of a proposed fountain for the front lawn of the new Courthouse – Judge Dickinson

    Tabled.

     

  2. Presentation of Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report – Bobby Peardon, Senior Vice-President

    Presentation only.  No action taken.

     

     

Work Session Agenda

February 7, 2017

Page 2

 

 

  1. Board consideration and approval for the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company for large claims incurred under the 2017 employee healthcare plan – effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 – Director of Personnel Services

    The Board voted unanimously to approve as presented.  This item was approved as “time sensitive”.

     

  2. Board consideration and acceptance of the Sheriff’s Office U.S. Department of Justice’s FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award for an amount not to exceed $10,900 with no required match, approval of a budget resolution and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related documentation – Grants Manager/Budget Manager

    The Board voted unanimously to approve. This item was approved as “time sensitive”.

     

  3. Discussion of Employee Appreciation Effort for 2017 – County Manager/Director of Communications

    The Board voted unanimously to proceed with offering the same Employee Appreciation Effort as last year (admission and ride tickets to the Cumming Country Fair & Festival).

     

  4. Board consideration and ratification of the following contracts for 4th amendment waiver searches and observation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts: (Accountability Courts Director)

    The Board voted unanimously to ratify the contracts as presented on the agenda.  This item was approved as “time sensitive”.

     

  • Dan L. F. Coombs, IV

  • Chasity Brown

  • Ryan Phagan

  • Sharon Clarke

  • Faith Fanning

  • Merika Joy Hubbard

  • Christine L. Barber

  • Michelle McAllister

  • Zackary Knapp

     

  1. Board consideration and award of the following Bids: (Procurement Director)

     

  1. Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on S.R.53 at Dogwood Path

The Board voted unanimously to award Bid 16-158-3150 to Colwell Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $874,101.72.

 

  1. Bid C17-04-1500 for the purchase of nine (9) new Ford F-150’s and one (1) new Ford F-250 for the Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department

    The Board voted unanimously to award Bid C17-04-1500 to Billy Howell Ford in the amount of $237,300.00.

Work Session Agenda

February 7, 2017

Page 3

 

  1. Bid C17-01-5211 for the purchase of five (5) 2017 Ford F-150’s and two (2) 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for the Parks & Recreation Department

    The Board voted unanimously to award Bid C17-01-5211 to Billy Howell Ford in the amount of $186,225.00.

     

  1. Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. in regards to Eagles Beak Park – Procurement Director

The Board voted unanimously to approve in the amount of $74,951.34.  This item was approved as “time sensitive”.

 

  1. Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project – Procurement Director

    The Board voted unanimously to postpone to 02/21/17.

     

  2. Board consideration and approval of Moreland Altobelli’s Work Authorization to proceed with the Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project – Director of Engineering

    The Board voted unanimously to approve.

     

  3. Discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service – Levent/Swope

    (Postponed from 01/24/17 Work Session Agenda).

                Postponed to 07/11/17.

     

  4. LED/EMB signage upgrades/conversions and possible sign code/UDC revisions – County Attorney

    Postponed to 02/21/17.

     

  5. Further consideration by the Board of Commissioners regarding the abandonment of Brookshire Road and discussion of possible master planning associated with Corps-owned property adjacent to the lake – County Attorney

    Postponed to 02/21/17.

     

  6. Board consideration of County-initiated down-zoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Loyd Pendley) – Mills/Swope

    The Board voted unanimously to proceed with the County-initiated rezoning from RES3 to A1.

     

  7. Board consideration of resolutions to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road: (County Attorney)

     

    1. 0.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 5 – Bannister Creek #2, LLC)

      The Board voted unanimously to approve a Resolution authorizing disposition of property interest to abutting property owner pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36-9-3(b)

       

       

Work Session Agenda

February 7, 2017

Page 4

 

    1. 694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 6 – Henry B. Garmon)

      The Board voted unanimously to approve a Resolution authorizing disposition of property interest to abutting property owner pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36-9-3(b)

       

  1. Discussion of Development at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell – Levent/Swope

Postponed to 02/16/17 Regular Meeting Agenda.

 

  1. Board ratification of settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff – County Attorney

The Board voted unanimously to ratify the settlement agreement.

 

V.      Recess Work Session

The Board voted unanimously to recess the Work Session for the purpose to enter into an Executive Session to discuss Litigation, Land Acquisition and/or Personnel.  At the conclusion of the Executive Session, no further actions were taken other than the adjournment of the Work Session.

 

VI.     Executive Session if Needed

 

VII.    Adjournment

         The Board voted unanimously to reconvene the Work Session and adjourned the meeting @ 3:52 p.m.

FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION
FEBRUARY 7, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:04 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Conference Room of the Forsyth County Administration Building, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session with the following persons present: Todd Levent – Chairman, Rick Swope – Vice Chairman, Ralph J. Amos – Member, Cindy Jones Mills – Member, Doug Derrer – County Manager, Tim Merritt – Deputy County Manager, Aaron Meyer – Jarrard & Davis and Cindy Henderson – Deputy Clerk.

Commissioner Semanson was absent during this portion of the meeting.

AGENDA
WORK SESSION
FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 @ 2:00 P.M.
FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 210
CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Items for consideration and discussion:
(1) Board consideration and discussion of a proposed fountain for the front lawn of the new Courthouse – Judge Dickinson

(2) Presentation of Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report – Bobby Peardon, Senior Vice-President

(3) Board consideration and approval for the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company for large claims incurred under the 2017 employee healthcare plan – effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 – Director of Personnel Services

(4) Board consideration and acceptance of the Sheriff’s Office U.S. Department of Justice’s FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award for an amount not to exceed $10,900 with no required match, approval of a budget resolution and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related documentation – Grants Manager/Budget Manager

(5) Discussion of Employee Appreciation Effort for 2017 – County Manager/Director of Communications

(6) Board consideration and ratification of the following contracts for 4th amendment waiver searches and observation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts: (Accountability Courts Director)

• Dan L. F. Coombs, IV
• Chasity Brown
• Ryan Phagan
• Sharon Clarke
• Faith Fanning
• Merika Joy Hubbard
• Christine L. Barber
• Michelle McAllister
• Zackary Knapp

(7) Board consideration and award of the following Bids: (Procurement Director)

(A) Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on S.R. 53 at Dogwood Path

(B) Bid C17-04-1500 for the purchase of nine (9) new Ford F-150’s and one (1) new Ford F-250 for the Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department

(C) Bid C17-01-5211 for the purchase of five (5) 2017 Ford F-150’s and two (2) 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for the Parks & Recreation Department

(8) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. in regards to Eagles Beak Park – Procurement Director

(9) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project – Procurement Director

(10) Board consideration and approval of Moreland Altobelli’s Work Authorization to proceed with the Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project – Director of Engineering

(11) Discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service – Levent/Swope
(Postponed from 01/24/17 Work Session Agenda).

(12) LED/EMB signage upgrades/conversions and possible sign code/UDC revisions – County Attorney

(13) Further consideration by the Board of Commissioners regarding the abandonment of Brookshire Road and discussion of possible master planning associated with Corps-owned property adjacent to the lake – County Attorney

(14) Board consideration of County-initiated down-zoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Loyd Pendley) – Mills/Swope

(15) Board consideration of resolutions to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road: (County Attorney)

(A) 0.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 5 – Bannister Creek #2, LLC)

(B) 694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 6 – Henry B. Garmon)

(16) Discussion of Development at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell – Levent/Swope

(17) Board ratification of settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff – County Attorney

V. Recess Work Session

VI. Executive Session if Needed

VII. Adjournment


Chairman Levent recognized a quorum and called the meeting to order.

The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Commissioner Amos.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Swope to table Item #1 (Board consideration and discussion of a proposed fountain for the front lawn of the new Courthouse) at the request of Judge Dickinson. Motion carried with four members in favor (Levent, Swope, Amos and Mills) and one member absent (Semanson).

Commissioner Semanson arrived at the meeting.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Swope to postpone Item #11 (Discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service) to the Work Session of July 11, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Swope to postpone Item #12 (LED/EMB signage upgrades/conversions and possible sign code/UDC revisions) to the Work Session of February 21, 2017 at the request of the County Attorney’s office. Motion carried unanimously.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Swope to postpone Item #13 (Further consideration by the Board of Commissioners regarding the abandonment of Brookshire Road and discussion of possible master planning associated with Corps-owned property adjacent to the lake) to the Work Session of February 21, 2017 at the request of the County Attorney’s office. Motion carried unanimously.

There was a motion by Commissioner Mills and a second by Commissioner Swope to adopt the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

UNDER ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION AND DISCUSSION THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:

(1) Board consideration and discussion of a proposed fountain for the front lawn of the new Courthouse – This item was Tabled

(2) Presentation of Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report

Gary Coker, President of Central Emergency Medical Services along with Glenn Leland of Priority Ambulance came before the Board to present the Central Emergency Medical Services Annual Report to the Board. A copy of the report is on file in the minute folder. It was noted that this contract will expire on December 31, 2017. It is anticipated that discussion regarding the ambulance service contract will be placed on a Work Session agenda in March for discussion. There was no action taken.

(3) Board consideration and approval for the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company for large claims incurred under the 2017 employee healthcare plan – effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Semanson to approve the renewal of Stop Loss Insurance with Aetna Life Insurance Company for large claims incurred under the 2017 employee healthcare plan (effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017) in the amount of $1,336,702 as presented and that this item is approved as time sensitive. Motion carried unanimously.

(4) Board consideration and acceptance of the Sheriff’s Office U.S. Department of Justice’s FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award for an amount not to exceed $10,900 with no required match, approval of a budget resolution and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related documentation

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Mills to accept the Sheriff’s Office U.S. Department of Justice’s FY2017 Byrne JAG Grant award for an amount not to exceed $10,900 with no required match, approval of a budget resolution and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related documentation and that this item is approved as time sensitive. Motion carried unanimously.

(5) Discussion of Employee Appreciation Effort for 2017

In 2016, the Board of Commissioners approved two employee appreciation efforts for county employees, offering full-time and part-time employees admission and ride tickets to the Cumming Country Fair & Festival and, later in the year, gift cards to Honey Baked Ham. Summaries of each initiative were presented to the Board.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Amos to proceed with the Employee Appreciation Effort for 2017 as previously offered in 2016 regarding fair tickets. Motion carried unanimously.

(6) Board consideration and ratification of contracts for 4th amendment waiver searches and observation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Mills to ratify, on a time sensitive basis, the following contracts for 4th amendment waiver searches and observation of drug screening for the Accountability Courts:

• Dan L. F. Coombs, IV
• Chasity Brown
• Ryan Phagan
• Sharon Clarke
• Faith Fanning
• Merika Joy Hubbard
• Christine L. Barber
• Michelle McAllister
• Zackary Knapp
Motion carried unanimously.

(7A) Board consideration and award of Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on S.R. 53 at Dogwood Path

There was a motion by Commissioner Mills and a second by Commissioner Semanson to award Bid 16-158-3150 for construction of turn lanes on S.R. 53 at Dogwood Path to Colwell Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $874,101.72. Motion carried unanimously.

(7B) Board consideration and award of Bid C17-04-1500 for the purchase of nine (9) new Ford F-150’s and one (1) new Ford F-250 for the Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Amos to award Bid C17-04-1500 for the purchase of nine (9) new Ford F-150’s and one (1) new Ford F-250 for the Water & Sewer Department and the Engineering Department to Billy Howell Ford in the amount of $237,300. Motion carried unanimously.

(7C) Board consideration and award of Bid C17-01-5211 for the purchase of five (5) 2017 Ford F-150’s and two (2) 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for the Parks & Recreation Department

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Levent to award Bid C17-01-5211 for the purchase of five (5) 2017 Ford F-150’s and two (2) 2017 Ford Transit Passenger Vans for the Parks & Recreation Department to Billy Howell Ford in the amount of $186,225. Motion carried unanimously.

(8) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. in regards to Eagles Beak Park

The Procurement Director distributed back-up for this item. The Deputy County Manager advised the Board that the geotechnical engineer was not comfortable modifying his original recommendation to his proposal and would not change his recommendation. This means that if we move forward with the work as outlined in the Change Order at a cost of approximately $75,000 and we get to the point where the paving contractor comes in and they do their compaction testing, if it does not meet the compaction testing then the one year warranty on the paving work would not come into play. The Deputy County Manager wanted the Board to be aware of that risk. The recommendation of the geotechnical engineer, when priced out, totaled almost $140,000. Staff believes the $75,000 option will work and their recommendation is to move forward with the Change Order.

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Swope to approve the Change Order with Tri Scapes, Inc. in regards to Eagles Beak Park in the amount of $74,951.34 as presented by the Procurement Director and that this item is approved as time sensitive. Motion carried unanimously.

(9) Board consideration and approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Mills to approve the Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project in the amount of $35,564. Motion and second were withdrawn.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Amos to postpone the approval of a Change Order with Hayes James & Associates on the Chadbourne Sewer Project to the Work Session of February 21, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

(10) Board consideration and approval of Moreland Altobelli’s Work Authorization to proceed with the Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project

There was a motion by Commissioner Mills and a second by Commissioner Levent for approval of Moreland Altobelli’s Work Authorization to proceed with the Right of Way Negotiations for SR 369 Widening/Interchanges Project in the amount of $142,500. Motion carried unanimously.

(11) Discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service – Postponed to Work Session of July 11, 2017

(12) LED/EMB signage upgrades/conversions and possible sign code/UDC revisions – Postponed to Work Session of February 21, 2017

(13) Further consideration by the Board of Commissioners regarding the abandonment of Brookshire Road and discussion of possible master planning associated with Corps-owned property adjacent to the lake – Postponed to Work Session of February 21, 2017

(14) Board consideration of County-initiated down-zoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Loyd Pendley)

There was a motion by Commissioner Mills and a second by Commissioner Levent to proceed with a County-initiated rezoning from RES3 to A1 for Tax Parcel 117-017 (Owner: Loyd Pendley). Motion carried unanimously.

(15A) Board consideration of resolution to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road regarding 0.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 5 – Bannister Creek #2, LLC)

There was a motion by Commissioner Semanson and a second by Commissioner Mills to adopt the Resolution to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road regarding 0.022 acres of fee simple right of way and 6,976.48 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 5 – Bannister Creek #2, LLC) as presented by Counsel. Motion carried unanimously.

(15B) Board consideration of resolution to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road regarding 694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 6 – Henry B. Garmon)

There was a motion by Commissioner Semanson and a second by Commissioner Mills to adopt the Resolution to quitclaim property interests in connection with the intersection project at SR 369, Old Federal Road, and Mt. Tabor Road regarding 694.60 square feet of permanent drainage easement (Parcel 6 – Henry B. Garmon) as presented by Counsel. Motion carried unanimously.

(16) Discussion of Development at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell

This item involves the development of the interchange at McGinnis Ferry and Tidwell. Aaron Meyer of Jarrard & Davis advised the Board that the current GDOT plan calls for a change in the intersection of Tidwell as it intersects which will result in the split of a large commercial tract. This would drastically increase the condemnation costs and would also take a valuable parcel off the tax digest. He is requesting the Board’s approval to go back to GDOT and seek an alternative plan that would not split that parcel. Mr. Meyer advised the Board that there is already an alternative that GDOT has studied that’s available and it is his understanding that it would likely be approved. The project is currently in a critical environmental review phase and is undergoing public discussion. Any changes at this time would up-end that schedule and set the project back. The request is to authorize the County Attorney’s office to formally request the alternative plan by letter to GDOT but to delay the sending of the letter until March.

Howard Carson of CMCR Investments, LLC addressed the Board. He advised that the application for a Land Disturbance Permit was submitted 3 to 4 months ago.

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Semanson to postpone this item to the Regular Meeting of February 16, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

(17) Board ratification of settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff

There was a motion by Commissioner Levent and a second by Commissioner Swope to ratify the settlement agreement between Amanda Funkhouser and Forsyth County and the Forsyth County Sheriff. Motion carried unanimously.

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Semanson to recess the Work Session and enter into Executive Session for the purposes of Litigation, Land Acquisition and/or Personnel. Motion carried unanimously.

It was announced that no other actions would be taken following the Executive Session other than the adjournment of the meeting.

The Board came out of recess and reconvened the Work Session with all members present.

There was a motion by Commissioner Amos and a second by Commissioner Mills to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously.


____________________________________
Clerk/Deputy Clerk of Commission

The above and foregoing Minutes are hereby certified as being correct and ordered
recorded.


____________________________________________
TODD LEVENT, CHAIRMAN


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RICK SWOPE, VICE CHAIRMAN


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LAURA SEMANSON, SECRETARY



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RALPH J. AMOS, MEMBER


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CINDY J. MILLS, MEMBER

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Our Mission

As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

Our Vision

Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.