Hart County Board of Commissioners

City of Hartwell

Joint Meeting

January 13th, 2005

6:00 p.m.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners met with the City of Hartwell officials January 13th, 2005 at the Literacy Center.

Chairman R C Oglesby presided with Commissioners Daniel Reyen, Gary Mize, Ricky Carter and Joey Dorsey in attendance. Also in attendance were Mayor Matt Beasley, Ed Weaver, David Little, Herbert Maret and Van Senkbeil, Peggy Vickery, Chamber President Cleveland and reporters from The Anderson Independent and The Hartwell Sun.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Service Delivery Strategy.

Mayor Beasley presented a list of the following services that everyone agreed to a Ten-Year Plan:

            Animal Shelter, Board of Equalization, Cemetery, Chamber of Commerce, Superior Court, Clerk of Court, Coroner, DFACS, Economic Development, EMA/EMS, Historic Preservation, Jury, Probate, Public Defender, Public Health, Mental Health, Public Transit, Public Works, Recreation, Road Maintenance and Senior Citizens.

They also discussed items that would fall under mutual aid agreements as follows:

            Fire Protection, Gas, Law Enforcement, Library, Museum, City of Hartwell Planning & Zoning, Public Housing, Solid Waste, Storm Water Management, Tax Assessment and Tax Collection. The BOC was in agreement with the services that are under the City of Hartwell's jurisdiction.

The following were considered on a Five-Year Plan:

            Address consolidation of 911and Jail

Mayor Beasley addressed the city utilizing the county's voting machines. After discussing the issue the BOC agreed that the City could explore the cost involved in using the voting machines.

After a lot of discussion, the City and County were hung up on twelve months to two years on water and sewer. Commissioner Carter asked could we go twelve months on water eighteen months on sewer. City Council members said they would go along with this.

After discussing Water & Sewer Services, Commissioner Dorsey entertained a motion to continue working on the water issues for the next twelve months (2/1/06) and sewer issues for the eighteen months. Commissioner Mize provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The BOC agreed to schedule their next SDS Joint meeting February 1st, 2005.

City Council David Little entertained a motion to accept the Service Delivery Strategy as amended. Council Ed Weaver provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Dorsey entertained a motion to authorize Chairman Oglesby to execute the documents. Commissioner Mize provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned.

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R C Oglesby, Chairman                                                Lawana Kahn, County Clerk