Currently, Catoosa County Board of Education has four members elected to four-year terms by each district and a fifth elected to a two-year term that alternates among the districts. The school board selects its own chairman each January. The five-member Board of Commissioners has one member elected from each district and a chairman elected at large.
“The change we are proposing is changing the (Board of Education’s) floating district to a countywide position,” Forster said. “One person will run at large, but will not be chair. They will continue to choose their chair.”
No change would be made in the Board of Commissioners’ election process.
Catoosa Board of Education Chairman Sandy Hall is satisfied with the new proposal.
“I am not ecstatic and I am not displeased,” Hall said. “It does eliminate the floating seat problem. I think it is workable.”
Rep. Forster will bring the issue before the Georgia General Assembly this month.
In other business:
* With the final audit figures in, Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an Amendment Budget Resolution from Oct. 1, 2000 to Sept. 20, 2001. Revenues and expenditures increased from $13,786,935 to $14,434,858. Revenues and expenditures in the emergency 911 account also increased from $468,210 to $525,600. Fletcher made the motion. Page seconded.
* Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Catoosa County Employee Handbook regarding an employee usage policy for information technology resources such as e-mail and Internet. Hale made the motion. Fletcher seconded.
* Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to table a proposal regarding Ringgold Recreation.
Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will meet again Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex in Ringgold