Author: Michael Brewer

Commission Meeting Called for April 25

The Butts County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM for the purpose of holding two public hearings on zoning matters and to hold a joint Executive Session with the Board of Assessors for a personnel matter. Prior to the called meeting, a workshop will be held beginning at 4:00 PM for a presentation by Tunnell, Spangler and Walsh. The meeting agenda is as follows: NUMBER          ITEM OR PRESENTMENT WS 2017-012     Architectural Assessment on Justice Facilities CALLED MEETING Preliminaries      Welcome, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance 2017-04-063       Approval of the April Docket NEW BUSINESS   2017-04-064       Presentation & Public Hearing: Rezoning Case #04(01)-2017   2017-04-065       Presentation & Public Hearing: Special Use Case #04(02)-2017   2017-04-066       Approval of AT&T Contract for Telecommunications Services   2017-04-067       Executive Session (Joint) with Board of Assessors (Personnel Matter)   2017-04-068      ...

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Dollar General Distribution Center Job Fair

Dollar General Distribution Center will be opening in late summer/early fall of 2017 and to help select and develop the workforce needed to operate a distribution center they will be holding a job fair next. Read below for...

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RFQ Closing: Benefits Consulting and Broker Services

Formal Acceptance of RFP/RFQ 2017-03-001 Project ID: RFQ for Benefits Consulting & Brokers Service (BCBS) Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners formally has received and accepted the following Requests for Quote (RFQ), said County having received four submissions from qualified Benefits Consulting & Broker Agencies within the deadlines prescribed by the Invitation to Submit, and said Invitation having been properly submitted and publicly placed in the Legal Organ of Butts County and upon various digital media outlets on March 24th, 2017, with a submission deadline of April 13, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Proposal submission packages were received as follows from these named bidders, which were in sealed packaging and confirmed by J. Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director, and to the attention of Keith Moffett, County Administrator. Submissions received within the published guidelines and timetable of the RFQ are as follows:   Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants ShawHankins, Inc. Benalytics Consulting Group, LLC. MSI Benefits Group, Inc.   All received proposals shall be opened and undergo staff evaluation on or after April 17,...

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County Offices Closed April 14 for Easter Holiday

All County Business Offices will close on Friday, April 14, 2017 for the Easter Holiday Weekend. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 17 at normal business time. The Board of Commissioners wishes everyone a safe holiday...

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Barkley Appointed to National Committee

Butts County Controller Chiquita Barkley was recently appointed to serve on the Government Finance Officers Association’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy (BUDGET). Barkley has served in the position since 2013 and is the person who has key responsibility for developing, implementing and managing the budget for the County and all of the agencies funded by the budget. GFOA is advised by standing committees in seven areas of government finance. Active throughout the year, the committees are key links between the changes happening in the finance offices of members and the services the association provides to help finance officers successfully manage those changes. The committees give direction for GFOA’s services by formulating new policies and raising professional standards via best practices. The Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy advises GFOA and recommends policies in budgeting, management, and related public finance areas not addressed by other GFOA committees. The committee actively promotes the professionalism of budget practitioners through the development of best practices and researching various initiatives. In meeting these responsibilities, the committee serves as a forum for the exchange of information about emerging issues, concepts, and techniques in public budgeting and management. Committee appointments are made by the GFOA president. Committee members serve a specified term, not to exceed three years. The committee currently has representation from Pennsylvania, DC, Texas, Missouri and New York, with Barkley representing Georgia. Members...

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Severe Weather for Wednesday; Office Closings

Please be prepared for today’s severe weather. We are taking this threat very seriously and currently have closed all county business offices today to ensure our employees remain home and safe. Essential services and personnel are on duty and will be available to respond to any storm related matters that might occur. Severe threat remains at moderate risk for most of the area. “Moderate” in weather terminology is the second highest risk factor so don’t let the word mislead you. The main impact will be from the development of tornadoes but also impacts from hail as large as tennis...

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