RUNDOWN: Bulloch Board Of Commissioners – 08/17/21

Here’s what happened at the August 17, 2021 Bulloch County Board of Commissioners meeting:

Call to Order
Invocation & Pledge

Roll Call – Commissioners Anthony Simmons and Walter Gibson were not present

Approval of Regular Agenda – Approved 4-0


Coastal Work Source Services – Presented was absent
America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant – Chief Chris Ivey

Public Hearing — Proposed Property Tax Increase
No one was present to speak for or against the proposed property tax increase.

Public Comments
No one was present to speak on any matter.

Consent Agenda – The consent agenda was voted on and approved unanimously in its entirety. 4-0

Minutes of Aug 3, 2021 5:30 PM

Motion to approve a bid and enter into a contract with Peek Pavement Marking, LLC, for road restriping on approximately 68 miles of County roads, in the amount of $275,061.50, to be funded by LMIG and TSPLOST.

Sealed bids were received on August 5, 2021. The low bidder, Peek Pavement Marking, LLC, met all requirements of the County’s bid specifications. The low bid amount, which was $275,061.50, is below the County Engineer’s estimate of $320,509. The County was awarded $182,000 in LMIG funds for this project, and also has $175,000 in TSPLOST funds budgeted for road striping in FY 21, for a total budget amount of $357,000. The County Engineer recommends awarding the contract to Peek Pavement Marking, LLC, in the amount of $275,061.50.

Generator Service Contract
There are 5 generators that need a service and support contract. One at 911 and 4 at the radio tower sites. The lowest cost is J & T Service Center at $2770.00.They are our current vendor for the generator at 911. This is the yearly service contract for 5 generators.
See corresponding documents here.

Resolution to make additions and changes to Bulloch County Speed Ordinance

O.C.G.A. 40-14-3(a) allows the Sheriff or county governing authority to apply to the Department of Public Safety for a permit to authorize the use of speed detection devices for traffic control within the County. The County Engineer has prepared the attached list of additions and changes to the existing list of speed limits on County roads. The list was prepared using traffic studies conducted in accordance with Georgia Department of Transportation Policies, and was also forwarded to the Sheriff’s Department for review. Approval is recommended.

Motion to approve a sole source purchase of two (2) Mower Max side arm mowers in the amount of $514,002 through a State Contract with Atmax Equipment Co. for the vertical mowing of Bulloch County’s road systems.

A quote for a single machine is attached. However, the quote is missing an option that the county believes would be of great benefit to operations. It is a front lift system that will cost an additional $9928.75, bringing the total cost of each machine to $257,001.00, a grand total of $514,002. See the corresponding documents here.

Motion to approve the Bulloch County Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic, effective August 17, 2021

A full article on the changes is available here.

Bulloch Co. Commissioners Adopt Amended policy for COVID-19 & Employees

New Business

Discussion and/or Action to Approve the Nonrenewal of Contracts with Alsco Effective June 30, 2022.

Bulloch County has contracts with Alsco for providing welcome mats at certain County facilities. The contracts have one-year terms that automatically renew from July 1 to June 30 each year unless either party gives the other party written notice of an intent not to renew at least 30 days prior to the end of the then current term. Research has indicated there are other vendors who can provide this service at a more effective cost. In order to contract with another vendor, the County must send Alsco notice of nonrenewal of its contracts to be effective June 30, 2022. Approval is recommended with a written notice of ending the contract included at the end of the next term.

Commissioners voted 4-0 as recommended.

Commission and Staff Comments

No particular comments outside of Chairman Roy Thompson encouraging everyone to do what they can to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

Executive Session – Personnel & Pending Litigation
Commissioners entered into Executive Session at 8:46 a.m.

Watch the meeting below:

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