Bulloch Local Government

RUNDOWN: Bulloch Commission Meeting- 04/19/22

Here’s the rundown of what happened at the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners meeting on 04/19/22.

Call to Order, Welcome Media and Visitors
Invocation & Pledge – Commissioner Ray Mosley
Roll Call – Commissioner Timmy Rushing was absent
Approval of General Agenda

  1. Marie Williams of the ‘We Move!’ program addressed commissioners regarding the program, which is an academics-based summer camp program for children who need additional assistance through the summer months. The program has partnered with the Statesboro/GSU Business Innovation Group and the Statesboro YMCA to provide the maximum amount of services for Bulloch County children, but is in need of additional assistance from the City of Statesboro & Bulloch County with regard to the renovations of the Statesboro YMCA location they have contracted.
  2. Employee Recognition – The Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department recently recognized Bulloch County Correctional Institute employee Don McClain and Warden Randy Tillman for their assistance with the improvements to the Honey Bowen Building. Staff said the two used inmates and helped them hone in on their skills that would best help the county in getting the projects done. Commissioners presented McClain with an award for going above an beyond.
  3. Marcus Nesmith – Results of the County Employee Retirement Study Analysis.
  4. Inmate K-9 training program. TGV story on the program here.

Commissioner Roy Thompson also recognized Miss Rodeo USA 2022 – Jessie Lynn – and ACCG County Consulting Group representative Mike O’Quinn.

Public Comments – None
Consent Agenda – Voted on with all three items in one motion, per suggestion by Commissioner Walter Gibson, seconded by Commissioner Mosley. Approved unanimously 5-0

  1. Minutes from April 5, 2022 – 5:30 p.m. meeting
  2. Motion to Approve 911 Telephone System and Support Contract
    • The county was notified in October 2021 that Frontier Communications would no longer support the 911 telephone system. Staff identified a company, RPSS, that will offer a 1 year service and support contract for the telephone system. When the county purchased the 911 telephone system in 2017, it was purchased with5 years of service and support at that time. The current 5-year contract will expire on 05/01/2022
    • The total is $24,905 and the item was previously budgeted.
  3. Motion to Approve GSU/ArtsFest Agreement
    • The agreement lists all services provide by GSU, as well as the fees, if any, attached to them. There are no changes from the way the event has been handled in the past, this is just in an agreement form this year. The agreement has been reviewed by County Attorney Jeff Akins and approval is recommended.

Commission & Staff Comments
Executive Session (Personnel)
Work Session – Alcohol Referendum

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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