1/24/2012 - Board of Commissioners Summary

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AGENDA
WORK SESSION
FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 210
CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Jim Boff, Chairman; Patrick B. Bell, Vice Chairman; Todd Levent, Secretary; Ralph J. Amos, Member; Brian R. Tam.


Note: The following items unanimously approved will be placed on the February 2, 2012 Consent Agenda for ratification. All items approved as “time sensitive” are final.

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

III. Adoption of Agenda
Adopted as amended.

IV. Items for consideration and discussion:

(1) Comprehensive System-Wide Recreation Master Plan – Director of Parks & Recreation.
(Postponed from 01/10/12 Work Session Agenda).
To be brought back to 02/28/12 Work Session.

(2) The following item was added to the Agenda:

Addendum #3 for Sewer Reservation Agreement with Majors Road, LLC – County Attorney.
Approved unanimously as “time sensitive”.

(3) Approval for Drug Court to accept the Forsyth County United Way 2012 Community Grant award in the amount of $6,000 and authorization for the Chairman to execute any award acceptance documents – Grants Manager.
Approved unanimously.




Work Session Agenda
January 24, 2012
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(4) Approval for Parks & Recreation to accept the 2012 Sawnee Mountain Foundation Grant Agreement in the amount of $40,000 and authorization for the Chairman to execute any related grant award documents – Grants Manager.
Approved unanimously.

(5) Naming of South Green Space properties – Director of Parks & Recreation.
The Board authorized the Parks & Recreation Board to use a proposed Policy as a guideline for naming parks but did not ratify the policy at this time.

The Board unanimously approved naming the following parks:

Echols property – Haw Creek Park

Harrison property – Caney Creek Preserve

The McClure property was postponed to 02/14/12.

(6) Approval of Metropolitan River Protection Act Certificate application for the McClure Park Property – Director of Parks & Recreation.
Unanimously approved as time sensitive.

(7) SPLOST VII Project Update – County Manager.
Unanimously approved to create a Project Team which would include two commissioners (Commissioners Levent and Amos), a representative from the City of Cumming, and one representative from each of the following departments: Judiciary/Courts, Sheriff’s Office, Finance Department, Public Facilities Management, Procurement Department, and County Manager’s Office.

(8) Animal Shelter Project Update – Deputy County Manager/Director of Finance & Controller.
Directed County Attorney to draft a Resolution regarding financing and place on the 02/14/12 Work Session Agenda.

(9) Tree Protection Commission Appointments – Director of Planning & Community Development.
Unanimously approved to reappoint John Allison and Avery Howell.


Work Session Agenda
January 24, 2012
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(10) Possible UDC/Animal Control Ordinance modification to clarify definition of Livestock and/or domesticated animals – Commissioners Bell/Tam.
(Postponed from 01/10/12 Work Session Agenda).
Unanimously approved to move forward with Public Hearing process to modify the UDC excluding Honey Bees from the definition of livestock.

(11) Proposed changes to the Unified Development Code, Chapter 21, regarding Official Overlay District Map – Interim Principal Planner.
Staff to bring back to 02/14/12 Work Session.

(12) Presentation of proposed modifications to the Unified Development Code, Chapter 18, related to water & sewer system requirements – Senior Long Range Planner.
Unanimously approved to proceed with Public Hearing process.

(13) Making Forsyth More User Friendly – Director of Planning & Community Development.
(Postponed from 12/27/11 Work Session Agenda).
Staff to bring back to 02/14/12 Work Session.

(14) Creation of Alcohol Review Board – Commissioners Levent/Boff.
Discussion – no action taken.

(15) City/County Water Contracts – Commissioners Levent/Boff.
Postponed to 02/14/12 Work Session

(16) The following item was added to the Agenda:
Ethics Ordinance – County Attorney.
Unanimously approved to advertise for a Public Hearing on February 16, 2012.

V. Recess Work Session

VI. Executive Session if Needed

VII. Adjournment


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