Author: Michael Brewer

Position Available: Equipment Operator

Butts County will be accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator until filled. The job description and duties can be found below: JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible operating a variety of equipment to assist in County road and infrastructure maintenance activities. MAJOR DUTIES Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment including patch trucks, brush cutter, asphalt sealers, and chain saws. Maintains right of way along County roads and highways. Clears, collects, and removes debris; clears rights of way. Conducts a variety of road maintenance and road building activities. Assists in transporting construction material to work sites. Prepares road maintenance and road construction sites for site work. Performs related duties.  KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION  Knowledge of road construction and maintenance methods and practices. Knowledge of related federal, state, and local laws. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety requirements. Knowledge of County geography. Skill in operating specialized light and heavy equipment. Skill in the operation of vehicles and related repair and maintenance equipment. Skill in accurately maneuvering heavy equipment. Skill in interpersonal relations. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Public Works Director assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include County and department policies and policies, ordinances, and regulations, and related federal, state, and local laws....

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Position Available: Light Equipment Operator

Butts County will be accepting applications for the position of Light Equipment Operator until filled. There are currently two openings for this job classification. The job description and duties can be found below: JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible operating a variety of equipment to assist in County road and infrastructure maintenance activities. MAJOR DUTIES Operates a variety of vehicles and light equipment including patch trucks, brush cutter, asphalt sealers, and chain saws. Maintains grass and tree line along County roads and highways. Clears, collects, and removes debris; clears rights of way. Assists in conducting road maintenance activities including patching holes and sealing asphalt. Assists in transporting construction material to work sites. Places construction signs and flags traffic during maintenance activities as needed. Performs related duties.  KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION  Knowledge of road construction and maintenance methods and practices. Knowledge of related federal, state, and local laws. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety requirements. Knowledge of County geography. Skill in operating specialized light and heavy equipment. Skill in the operation of vehicles and related repair and maintenance equipment. Skill in accurately maneuvering heavy equipment. Skill in interpersonal relations. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The Public Works Director assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results. GUIDELINES Guidelines include County...

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Minutes of the October 9, 2017 Board of Commissioners Meeting (Unapproved)

BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF A CALLED MEETING OCTOBER 9, 2017 Present: Joe Brown, District 3, Vice Chairman Russ Crumbley, District 5 Robert Henderson, District 2, Chairman Ken Rivers, District 1 Staff: Steve Layson, Interim County Administrator Chiquita Barkley, Controller & County Clerk Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney MINUTES Chairman Robert Henderson called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM and welcomed all present. He noted that Commissioner Brown would be delayed and that Commissioner Douglas would be unable to attend. He then imposed a recess to await Commissioner Brown’s arrival. At 3:15 PM he ended the recess and asked Commissioner Rivers to give the invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Item 2017-10-171: Executive Session to discuss potential litigation matter Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers, seconded by Commissioner Crumbley, the board voted to go into Executive Session to discuss a matter of potential litigation. Following the Executive Session, the board reconvened upon a motion by Commissioner Brown and seconded by Commissioner Crumbley. Commissioner Rivers then made a motion to authorize the Chairman and the County Clerk to execute all documents, intergovernmental agreements and related materials concerning the 2017 Service Delivery Strategy with all local government entities, subject to the oversight and concurrence of the County Attorney. This was seconded by Commissioner Crumbley and approved 3-0-1 with Chairman Henderson abstaining due to...

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Notice of Called Meeting for October 9, 2017

The Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 3:00 PM for the purpose of holding an Executive Session. Although County Offices will be closed for the Columbus Day Holiday, the auditorium will be open to the public during this...

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Steve Layson Appointed Interim County Administrator

The Butts County Board of Commissioners has unanimously appointed Mr. Steve Layson to the position of Interim County Administrator, to be effective October 17, 2017. His experience includes 12 years with the Putnam County Board of Commissioners, where he served eight years as a District County Commissioner and four years as the at-large Chairman of the Board. Deciding to go into full time government administration, he accepted the position of County Administrator of Jones County and in 2005, he selected to serve as Chief Administrative Officer (County Manager) for Bibb County, a position he held for nine years. Following the consolation of Macon and Bibb County, Mr. Layson stayed on with the new consolidated government long enough to oversee the merger of multiple departments, systems, budgets and people into one unified government before retiring in 2015. Since then, he has been sharing his experience with counties in need of Interim Administrators, most recently in Pierce County. During his time here, which is anticipated to be several months, Mr. Layson will assist the board with strategic priorities, evaluate the county government, manage the day-to-day running of the county and lead the search for a permanent County Administrator. Mr. Layson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and a number of certifications in a wide variety of governmental specialities, including economic development, emergency management, leadership and more. A few of his successes...

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Minutes of the October 2, 2017 Board of Commissioners Meeting (Unapproved)

BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 2, 2017 Present: Joe Brown, District 3, Vice Chairman Russ Crumbley, District 5 Keith Douglas, District 4 Robert Henderson, District 2, Chairman Ken Rivers, District 1 Staff: Chiquita Barkley, Controller & County Clerk Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney MINUTES Chairman Robert Henderson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and welcomed all present. He then asked Commissioner Rivers to give the invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Item 2017-10-159: Approval of Docket Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers, seconded by Commissioner Crumbley, the docket was approved with unanimous consent and no additions or changes. Item 2017-10-160: Approval of September 2017 Minutes Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers, seconded by Commissioner Crumbley, the board voted to approve the minutes of September 7th and 14th with unanimous consent. Item 2017-10-161: Recognition of Public Safety and Public Works Agencies on TS Irma Response Mr. Brewer read a statement of support and thanks from the County and the Board of Commissioners recognizing all Butts County Public Safety Agencies and the Butts County Public Works Department for their exceptional work during Tropical Storm Irma, which occurred in September. The Board and audience gave all employees present a standing ovation. Item 2017-10-162: Proclamations recognizing City Pharmacy and Jackson Drug Co. Mr. Brewer presented two proclamations to the Board...

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