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Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes

LAURENS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 3, 2017 @ 5:30 P.M.

The Laurens County Board of Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 3. 2017, at 5:30 P.M.  Present were Chairman Trae Kemp. Commissioners, Jeff Davis, Emory Lake, County Administrator Bryan Rogers, and County Attorney Billy Kight. Commissioner Roscoe Brower was absent due to illness and Tommy Daniel was absent due to a prior appointment.   County Administrator Bryan Rogers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The first item was the approval of the minutes of the September 5, 2017 regular meeting, the called meeting on September 14, 2017, and a called meeting on September 29, 2017.  Chairman Trae Kemp made a motion to approve the regular meeting and the called meetings. Commissioner Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  All voted in favor.

Next was Public Hearing on the closing of a portion of McDaniel Road.  Commissioner Jeff Davis made a motion to open up the Public Hearing. Chairman Kemp asked if anyone was present to speak for or against the closing of McDaniel Lane.  No one was present.  Mr. Kemp explained that the part of the road being closed was the portion that began at Hwy 257 and made a loop and came back out on Hwy 257.  He further stated there were no plans to close the portion of McDaniel Road across Hwy 257.   Commissioner Davis then made a motion to close the aforementioned portion of McDaniel Lane and Commissioner Kemp seconded the motion.  All voted in favor of the motion.

The next item was the Public Hearing on closing a portion of Thomas Springs Road.  Commissioner Jeff Davis made a motion to open up the public hearing.  Chairman Kemp seconded the motion.  All voted in favor.  Commissioner Kemp made a motion to table this item due to some additional information needed.  Chairman Davis seconded the motion.  All voted in favor

The next item was Approval of the Bid for Fire Truck purchased via a Federal Grant. Chairman Kemp stated the bid process has been completed and the staff recommended purchasing the truck from the low bidder at Deep South Fire Trucks in the amount of $127,905.  Chairman Trae Kemp made a motion to accept the bid of $127,905 from Deep South Fire Trucks. Commissioner Jeff Davis seconded the motion. All voted in favor.

Next was Beet and Wine License Approval.  Chairman Kemp stated this store is located at 806 Ben Hall Lake Road and will be called the Buckeye General Store.  Chairman Kemp stated the store owner is Raymond Paul Carroll and he has met all of the requirements.  Chairman Kemp asked if anyone present was for or against the approval of the Buckeye General Store.  Being none, Commissioner Emory Lake made a motion to approve the Beer and Wine License for the Buckeye General Store.  Commissioner Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  All voted in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Commissioner Jeff Davis stated the ceremony for the Dewey Johnson Bridge was a great success and he appreciated all who attended and who were involved in the planning.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned.

 
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