April 1, 2016
If you missed Part 1—BEFORE the 3/24/16 meeting, read it here.
The purpose of the special called meeting on 3/24/16 was to discuss the purchase of an emulsion tank for Public Works.
DURING THE MEETING
Before the agenda was approved Comm. Henry asked if the public was going to be allowed to make comments. Here is Chairman Trammell’s reply:
The emulsion tank, the special wiring, and a special concrete pad, will cost a little more than $65,000. The 6000 gallon emulsion tank is a vertical tank heated by electric heating elements to store emulsions (asphalt) used in road paving. The BOC says our Public Works department can pave roads and is spending SPLOST money to purchase this tank and to get it set up.
During the discussion of the concrete pad, Comm. Henry brought up a concern about the pillars being drilled as specified; then Comm. Luke asked what if the contractor goes over the bid. Listen to this conversation by the BOC and observe the Chairman as he gets frustrated as questions are brought up and the BOC doesn’t just vote and get it approved.
During the discussion of the concrete pad, the 2nd item on the agenda, the commissioner’s attorney, David Ozburn, came in. You can hear him make a couple of comments on the video, maybe to try to prove he was needed at the meeting. Ozburn was at the meeting only 8 minutes when it was adjourned. What a waste of taxpayer’s money!
AFTER THE MEETING ADJOURNED
Listen to all the discussion and decisions made AFTER the meeting was adjourned. All this is against open meetings laws, but this BOC doesn’t think those laws apply to them.
As the BOC discussed having a work session, deciding the date and time for work session, noise ordinances, etc., not once did the county attorney tell them that they should not be discussing business after the meeting was adjourned. In fact, you can see he participated!
After everyone left the meeting room, Comm. Trammell, Comm. Pennamon, and David Ozburn gathered at Trammell’s vehicle and talked another 10 minutes.
And this folks, is how this BOC holds meetings and makes decisions.