Members of the Planning Commission met in June. Items included:
*A request by Richard Crowley for re/classification of 51.09 acres located at 4156 Highway 225 North from HC, MHP to HC, MHP and MFR was approved. Crowley will use the property, which is currently a mobile home park, for efficiency apartments on one to two acres of the property;
*A request by Brian Dunn to re/classify 22.32 cres on Hooker Road from SR to AG was approved. Dunn told commission members he has plans to add four more chicken houses and fence an area for cows.Two people spoke in favor of the reclassification. Several spoke against the request citing a bad smell from chicken houses and road damage believed to be caused by large trucks. The reclassification request was approved.
In other business, Pittman appointed Tiffany Longley and Tonja Puryear to the library board and reappointed Carol Franklin to the Highland Rivers Board of Directors.
A contract with Administrative Solutions was approved to provide an Inmate Health Plan at a cost of $18,642 and Pittman approved a contract with HCC Life Insurance Co. for Stop Loss coverage for county inmates at a cost of $31,512.
Pittman also approved a resolution to authorize a 2014 Tax Anticipation Note (TAN).
Pittman explained that the resolution was being put in place in case of need.
Georgia law provides for local governing authorities to borrow a sum of money against tax collections; in this case, not to exceed $2 million.
Property taxes are due in December and at times governments have needed to take loans to fund expenditures until those revenues are collected.
TAN’s must be paid in full by December 31 of the calendar year in which they are used.