The BOC will hold its work session at 5:15 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. The work session is usually held the Thursday before the regular Tuesday meeting but was rescheduled this month.
Officials of the county and city of Carrollton have already indicated they will sign an agreement proposed Aug. 26 by Commission Chairman Bill Chappell.
Chappell’s proposal calls for the county to get 59.83 percent of the LOST funds, with Carrollton getting 24.5 percent; Villa Rica, 7.5 percent; Temple, 3.5 percent; Bowdon, 2 percent; Mt. Zion, 1.15 percent; Whitesburg, 1 percent; Bremen, 0.32 percent; and Roopville, 0.2 percent.
The proposed division would be a slight reduction for the county, going from 62.42 percent in 2002 to 59.83 percent in 2012.
Cities losing percentages from the 2002 rates would include Carrollton and Roopville. Bremen would remain at the same rate it was in 2002, and the other cities would see small increases.
The Carrollton mayor and city council will meet on Sept. 10 to vote on the LOST proposal. The council meeting is usually held on the first Monday of the month, but the meeting date was moved due to Labor Day.
Chappell said he’s asked all the city leaders to present the proposal to their councils, but many will not have a chance to vote before the county and Carrollton take action. He said he’d like to have 100 percent of the cities behind it, but he doubts that will happen.
Under a clause known as the Absent Municipality Provision, Carrollton is the only city whose approval is needed. The provision defines “absent municipalities” as “those having a combined total population less than one-half of the aggregate population of all qualified municipalities in the county.” These absent municipalities have no vote in the decision. That definition of “absent municipalities” excludes all the cities from the decision making except Carrollton.
Other items on the agenda include:
• an engagement letter with Garrett, Stephens, Thomas and Fazio, P.C., to perform Carroll County’s Fiscal Year 2012 financial audit;
• a change order with Baldwin Paving Company for the Carroll County Business Park, Phase 2, decreasing total price from $2,399,452 to $2,031,593.43;
• proposed conservation easement for John Tanner Park, between the county and state of Georgia;
• proposed resolution to begin the process of abandoning Bremen-Mt. Zion Road, lying between Bremen-Mt. Zion Road and Triplett Way;
• proposed resolution adopting the Title VI and ADA transition plans, providing that no person will be excluded from participation in or denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination for any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance;
• and special recognition of the 8-year-old 8U Carroll County Bullets baseball team that recently represented Carroll County in the 8U Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Miss.
Zoning considerations on the agenda include:
• owner/applicant Brian T. Short’s request to amend the zoning ordinance and map for a 3.67-acre tract, to construct a building for truck repairs, located at Reid Road, Carrollton, from agricultural (A) zoning to commercial (C) zoning;
• owner/applicant Arlene and Donovan Boyd’s request to amend the zoning ordinance and map for a 14.04-acre tract, located at Lepard Road, Roopville, from industrial (I) to agricultural (A) zoning;
• owner/applicant Rex and Melanie Pointer’s request to amend the zoning ordinance and map for a 1.12-acre tract for a daughter to build a home, located at 1042 Highway 113N, Temple, from agricultural (A) to residential 2 (R2 1-acre residential) zoning;
• and owner/applicant Carol Walker’s request to operate a dog boarding and training kennel, located at 324 Walker Rd., Carrollton.