Busi­ness as usual at the most re­cent meet­ing of Board of Com­mis­sion­ers

Calhoun Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Brandi Owczarz

It’s been busi­ness as usual in Gor­don County dur­ing the month of July, with sev­eral pub­lic hear­ing for zon­ings be­ing passed at the most re­cent meet­ings of the Gor­don County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers.

On Tues­day, July 10, the Com­mis­sion­ers dis­cussed ap­pli­ca­tion for zon­ing re­quest to re­zone, from A- 1 to C- H, prop­erty owned by Michael Col­burn lo­cated at 110 Franklin Road in Plainville. The re­quest was rec­om­mended for ap­proval by the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion with stip­u­la­tions due to the amount of cars that are cur­rently lo­cated on the prop­erty, which is es­ti­mated to be around 150 cars. The com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved the re­zone with the stip­u­la­tion that no more than 40 cars at a time are al­lowed on the prop­erty, a pri­vacy fence in a neu­tral color is added, the prop­erty is prop­erly main­tained and kept clean, no cars are to be stacked, cars are to re­main inside the fenced area, no sal­vage yard is to be op­er­ated on site and no busi­ness li­cense is to be is­sued un­til all con­di­tions are met.

In con­sid­er­a­tion of new busi­ness, the Board ap­pointed Jim Rosen­crance to a three- year term to the Li­brary Board; and ap­proved a con­tin­u­a­tion of an­nual agree­ment with out­side agen­cies that in­clude the Win­ner’s Club, Pre­vent Child Abuse Gor­don County, Hand- Up Inc. (VAC), and the School Nurse Pro­gram.

The fol­low­ing week, on Tues­day, July 17, the Com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved zon­ing re­quests for An­thony Jeffords of 1.02 acres lo­cated at 605 Old Fairmount High­way, from A-1 to R-4; and Michael Hicks re­quest to re­zone from A- 1 to R- 1 of 1.38 acres at 3003 Red Bud Road.

At that meet­ing, the Com­mis­sion­ers also ap­proved a dec­la­ra­tion of sur­plus prop­erty for the Gor­don County Sher­iff’s Of­fice for mis­cel­la­neous firearms.

Gor­don County Ad­min­is­tra­tor Jim Ledbetter also gave the Board an up­date on the fol­low­ing:

The Gor­don County An­i­mal Shel­ter has seen a lot of ac­tiv­ity re­cently, with shin­gles on the new build­ing, in­te­rior and ex­te­rior paint­ing started, elec­tri­cal word, HVAC in­stal­la­tion and low- volt­age wiring;

The County has be­gan meet­ing with depart­ment heads con­cern­ing an In­ter­nal Lead­er­ship De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram. This will rec­og­nize ded­i­cated em­ploy­ees that demon­strate the de­sire for growth in their jobs, implement a suc­ces­sion plan as em­ploy­ees leave or re­tire, and ex­pose em­ploy­ees to dif­fer­ent as­pects and func­tions of county gov­ern­ment that are beyond their cur­rent po­si­tions. Ledbetter said that the first class will prob­a­bly con­sist of four em­ploy­ees;

Ex­ec­u­tive As­sis­tant Keith King has been work­ing on projects to in­crease ef­fi­ciency, such as an em­ployee por­tal, on­line doc­u­ment

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