Author: Michael Brewer

Joint Statement and Press Release

The Butts County Board of Commissioners and Dr. Keith Moffett jointly announce today that Dr. Moffett has resigned from his position as County Administrator, effective August 22, 2017. Dr. Moffett has decided to resign in order to advance his career. The Board of Commissioners accepts Dr. Moffett’s resignation and wishes him the best. Dr. Moffett states that he enjoyed his work with Butts County and the people on his staff. The Butts County Board of Commissioners states that it appreciates the service Dr. Moffett provided to the County, and favorably recommends him for advancement in either the public or private sector. The Board of Commissioners intends to meet with consultants from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia in the coming days to develop a transition plan following Dr. Moffett’s...

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View Solar Eclipse From Daughtry Park August 21st

The solar eclipse, which should be at its peak in Butts County around 2:38PM on Monday, August 21st is a very rare event and finding a good and safe place to view it is important. Fortunately we have a great place to view the eclipse away from traffic and with unobstructed views of the sky at Daughtry Recreation Park! We want to encourage people who are able to get out and enjoy the eclipse to use Daughtry Park as a place to come and watch the sky. With plenty of parking and wide open spaces, it’s the ideal place to enjoy the solar eclipse. Pack a snack, bring a chair and come out to watch this event which we rarely ever get to see in our area. Butts County strongly warns those coming out to the park or viewing the eclipse from any location not to look directly at the sun during the eclipse or at any other time. Permanent, irreversible eye damage can occur. Wear protective eyewear made specifically for viewing the eclipse. Sun glasses will not protect your eyes from...

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Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Board of Commissioners Meeting (Draft)

BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 14, 2017 Present: Joe Brown, District 3 Russ Crumbley, District 5 Keith Douglas, District 4 Robert Henderson, District 2 Ken Rivers, District 1 Staff: Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director Chiquita Barkley, Controller Keith Moffett, County Administrator Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney MINUTES Prior to the start of the August 14, 2017 meeting, a workshop was held beginning at 5:30 PM for the board to hear a presentation by Mark Torre of Enterprise Fleet Leasing on a proposal for the County to enter into a program whereby they would lease future county vehicles with the ultimate goal of replacing the entire fleet of vehicles within a five year period. Following the workshop, Chairman Robert Henderson called the regular 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 2017-08-130: Approval of Docket Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers, seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the docket was approved with unanimous consent and no additions or changes. Item 2017-08-131: Approval of the July Minutes Upon a motion by Commissioner Douglas, seconded by Commissioner Brown, the minutes were approved with unanimous consent. Item 2017-08-132: Approval of Addendum to the June 12, 2017 Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers, seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the board voted to amend the...

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Minutes of the July 24, 2017 Board of Commissioners Meeting (Approved)

BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF A CALLED MEETING JULY 24, 2017 Present: Joe Brown, District 3 Russ Crumbley, District 5 Keith Douglas, District 4 Robert Henderson, District 2 Ken Rivers, District 1 Staff: Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director Keith Moffett, County Administrator Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney MINUTES Workshop: The Board of Commissioners participated in a workshop from 5:00 PM until 5:45 PM to receive and discuss information on the following: • WS-2017-020: A workshop between the Board of Commissioners and the City of Flovilla Mayor and Council to discuss allocation of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Following the conclusion of the workshop, Chairman Henderson ended the session and the Board went into recess. The Board reconvened with all members present and Chairman Henderson then called the July 24, 2017 special called meeting to order at 6:00 PM after the recess. He welcomed all present and asked Commissioner Douglas to give the invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Item 2017-07-124: Approval of Docket Upon a motion by Commissioner Douglas, seconded by Commissioner Crumbley, the docket was approved with unanimous consent. Item 2017-07-125: Executive Session for Personnel, Real Estate and Potential Litigation. Upon a motion by Commissioner Douglas and seconded by Commissioner Brown, the Board went into Executive Session. Later, upon a motion by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Rivers, the board reconvened. Item 2017-07-126: Attorney Summary...

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