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RESOLUTION OF THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS


FOR THE PURPOSE OF NAMING AN OPEN RECORDS OFFICER,  AN ALTERNATE OPEN RECORDS OFFICER
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Whereas, the provisions of the Georgia Open Records Act, the “Act” (O.C.G.A. Section 50-18-70, et seq.), were amended by action of the Georgia General Assembly during its 2012 session; and

Whereas, the Act allows for the appointment of an Open Records Officer to whom all written requests for records must be made; and

Whereas, the Act further provides for notice of such change.

Now, therefore, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the Jasper County Board of Commissioners does hereby resolve as follows:

1.  The County Clerk, Sharon Standifer-Robinson  is designated as the Open Records Officer and the County Manager Mike Benton is designated as the Alternate Open Records Officer to act in the Open Records Officer's absence, both to act for Jasper County and all of its related and subsidiary entities, herein the “County”;

2.  The term “County and all of it related and subsidiary entities” includes but is not limited to the following county departments and entities:

      • Animal Control
      • Building Inspection
      • Code Enforcement
      • County Manager's Office
      • Elections/Registrar's Office
      • Emergency Management Agency
      • Emergency Services
      • Finance
      • Fire Services
      • 4-H/Extension Service
      • Human Resources
      • Planning & Zoning
      • Public Works / Landfill
      • Recreation
      • Senior Citizens
      • Special Projects (SPLOST, Impact Fees, Grants, etc.)
      • Tax Assessors          

3.  The Open Records Officer is directed to cause all County websites to prominently display this designation and requirement;

4.  All written requests for records made under the Act directed to the County shall be made to the Open Records Officer, or in his or her absence, to the alternate;

5.  The Open Records Officer is directed to notify The Monticello News as the county legal organ and any other media regularly covering County matters of the content of this resolution;

6.  The Open Records Officer is directed to notify all county employees and volunteers that any requests made under the Act shall be directed to the Open Records Officer or his or her alternate; and

7.  This action shall be effective immediately upon the notifications to the media and the changes to the websites having been made.

AMENDED AND Resolved this  5
TH day of AUGUST , 2013, by action of the Jasper County Board of Commissioners.     

    By: Chairman, Carl Pennamon


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