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BOC meeting video, Aug. 20: Take-home vehicles, go karts and Miracle League
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In case you missed it, watch the video from the Newton County Board of Commissioner's Tuesday meeting, where they discussed take-home vehicles, allowing go kart facilities, a roof for the Miracle League Field, an assessment of county bridges and new financial software.

August 20, 2013, AGENDA SUMMARY

1. Call to Order: Chairman Keith Ellis
2. Invocation: Pastor Ronny Brannen, Prospect United Methodist Church
3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Chairman’s Report

5. County Manager’s Report

6. Citizen Comments

7. Draft Take-Home Policy for County-Owned/Leased Vehicles (Tabled from June 18th BOC meeting) - Approved

8. Miracle League Roof - award bid (Tabled from August 6th BOC meeting)
Approved – Paul Kent Construction Company - $31,000

9. County Clerk: Approve BOC Minutes dated August 6, 2013 - Approved

10. County Clerk: Approve BOC Ex Session Minutes dated August 6, 2013

11. Appointment: DFACS Board – District One – Tabled until September 3rd

12. Administrative Services: Approve Financial Report - Approved

13. Administrative Services: Approve the purchase of ERP/financial software
Approved – Tyler Technologies - $316,173

14. Administrative Services: Approve request to increase Capitalization
Threshold – Approved – Increase to $5,000

15. Administrative Services: Approve Newton County Purchasing Policies

16. Administrative Services: Declaration of Surplus Property/Landfill

17. Sheriff’s Office: Approve contract to facilitate Inmate Offender
Responsibility Classes – Approved – Emetta Dailey-Worthy

18. Transportation: Approve Engineering Services for County Wide Bridge
Assessment – Approved – Gresham Smith Partners - $38,735

19. Transportation: Permission to submit to GDOT & advertise bids for 7
roadway projects/FY2014 LMIG project. Approved

ZONING, (must start at 7:30 p.m.)
Public Hearing
Please note: The applicant and those in favor of the petition are allowed ten-minutes to address the board. In addition, ten-minutes is allotted for those in opposition to the petition. This ten-minute allotment does not include a response to any questions raised by the commission members.

47-51 19. O-082013 – Amendment to Zoning Ordinance – Go-Kart Facilities
(Tabled from July 15th BOC meeting) - Approved

52-54 20. O-082013a – Amendment to Zoning Ordinance – To allow by-the-drink sales in commercial areas within 1200 feet of a state or interstate highway in the Multi-County Mixed Use Business Park District - Approved

55-65 CUP13-000069
Location: 2400 Elks Club Road
Map & Parcel #: 102-97A
Conditional Use Permit Request: To operate a Personal Care Home with up to 6 persons (5 residents & 1 resident-manager) per Sec. 510-460 D. Newton County Zoning Ordinance
Acreage: 1.04 acres
Zoning: AR (Agricultural Residential)
District One

F. Commissioner’s Comments
G. Executive Session: land acquisition & personnel
H. Adjourned @ 9:04 p.m.