Taylor approves contract for repairs to GSP post
by Neil McGahee
Jun 19, 2014 | 1656 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor considered five items at a called meeting Wednesday.

He approved a contract with CDB Construction for $89,414 for interior repairs to the five-year-old Georgia State Patrol Post, which was finished in 2009.

“We had a significant amount of water damage due to a defective design of the State Patrol Post on Spur 20,” County Administrator Peter Olson said. “Rather than sue the architect and other responsible parties, we elected to mediate and won a settlement of about $115,000. We have already used about $30,000 to repair the exterior damage.”

Taylor also approved:

• A lease agreement with the Cartersville Building Authority (CBA) regarding revenue bonds.

“This is a part of the ongoing financing and making sure we are able to use [Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax] dollars to get the bonds paid off in connection with the Highland 75 industrial park,” Bartow County attorney Boyd Pettit explained. “Some of the infrastructure was built through financing with the CBA. We have entered a lease whereby we purchased a portion of that project in connection with the park. This is a lease amendment that transfers assets as well as the provisions for payment of those assets from SPLOST.”

• A fiscal year 2015 Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) funding contract.

The Cartersville-Bartow Metropolitan Planning Organization (CB-MPO) is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for Bartow County. It conducts the federally mandated transportation planning process for Cartersville.

“Bartow County has grown so much since 2010 that it is now eligible to receive federal funds to help us plan our growth,” Tom Sills, county transportation director, said. “But you can’t receive those funds without going through the approval and planning process. We are engaged with [Georgia Department of Transportation] to get that approval.”

• A stormwater maintenance agreement with Bo’s Pallets on Highway 140 in Adairsville, a standard agreement requiring the property owner to maintain a pond for stormwater runoff in perpetuity.

• An agreement with Liberty Tire to remove and recycle scrap tires from the landfill.

The Bartow County commissioner will meet again Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center.