5:00PM Called Meeting
Opening:

A called meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was called to order at 5:00 PM on July 14, 2014 in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Jackson Georgia by Chairman Roger McDaniel.

Present:

Roger D. McDaniel, Chairman
Robert L. Henderson, Sr., Vice-Chairman
G.S. “Gator” Hodges, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Michael Brewer, County Administrator
Crystal Griggs-Epps, County Clerk
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

     Approval of Docket

Item 2014-07-120        Motion by Commissioner Douglas to approve, seconded by Commissioner Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.

New Business

Item 2014-07-121        Ms. Nancy Washington addressed the Commissioners stating she was extremely unhappy with the budget process this year and stated that her department needed raises which could be funded by the 1% collected in her department that was earmarked for her department by the house bill.

Item 2014-07-122        Mr. Brewer presented to the board the Resolution for adopting the following County Operating Funds for Fiscal Year 2014-2015:

GENERAL FUND $19,076,499.00
SPLOST 1996-2000 $100,265.00
SPLOST 2001-2006 UNBONDED $1,944.00
SPLOST 2007-2012 BONDED $7,477.00
SPLOST 2007-2012 UNBONDED $309,247.00
SPLOST 2012-2017 $1,132,190.00
RECREATION FUND $69,000.00
D.A.T.E. FUND $50,437.00
911 FUND ENTERPRISE $825,215.00
COURTHOUSE FUND $50,507.00
JAIL CONSTRUCTION FUND $99,313.00
SUBTOTAL $21,722,094.00

Commissioner Hodges made a motion to cut half of the money out for two firefighter positions since the station is not due for completion until at least six months, cut Community Development Clerk position, and cut the part-time Clerk of Superior Court position. Vice Chairman Henderson seconded.

Chairman McDaniel amended Commissioner Hodges’ motion to include having an outside consulting firm perform an evaluation of County salaries within the next six months; then do a mid-year budget adjustment to address the issue. Commissioner Hodges seconded. Vote 4-1 on the amended part of the motion with Commissioner Douglas opposed. Vote 5-0 on Commissioner Hodges’ original motion to remove half of the money for the two fire positions, remove part-time Clerk of Superior Court position and to remove the Community Development Clerk position.

Item 2014-07-123        Commissioner Douglas motioned to adjourn the meeting, Commissioner Hodges seconded. Vote 5-0, motion carried unanimously.

 


5:15PM Called Meeting
Opening:

A called meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was called to order at 5:15 PM on July 14, 2014 in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Jackson Georgia by Chairman Roger McDaniel.

Present:

Roger D. McDaniel, Chairman
Robert L. Henderson, Sr., Vice-Chairman
G.S. “Gator” Hodges, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Michael Brewer, County Administrator
Crystal Griggs-Epps, County Clerk
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

     Approval of Docket

Item 2014-07-124       Motion by Commissioner Hodges to approve, seconded by Commissioner Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

New Business

Item 2014-07-125       Adoption of County Government Millage Rate; Mr. Brewer stated to the board the new mill rate that is to be approved is 14.281. Chairman McDaniel asked for a motion of approval, Vice Chairman motioned to approve, seconded by Commissioner Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Item 2014-07-126      Commissioner Douglas made a motion to adjourn the meeting; Commissioner Hodges seconded with 5-0 vote recorded.

 


5:30PM Called Meeting
Opening:

A called meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was called to order at 5:30 PM on July 14, 2014 in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Jackson Georgia by Chairman G.S. “Gator” Hodges.

Present:

Roger D. McDaniel, Chairman
Robert L. Henderson, Sr., Vice-Chairman
G.S. “Gator” Hodges, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Michael Brewer, County Administrator
Crystal Griggs-Epps, County Clerk
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

Approval of Docket

Item 2014-07-127       Motion by Commissioner Hodges to approve, seconded by Commissioner Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded

New Business

Item 2014-07-128       Adoption of County Combined Millage Rate; Mr. Brewer presented the county mill rate of 14.281, the state at .100 and the school board mill rate of 19.000 for a combined total of 33.381. Chairman McDaniel asked for a motion to adopt the combined millage rate of 33.381 and to designate the use of Insurance Premium Funds to Fire Protection (Emergency Services) in the amount of $816,773. Commissioner Hodges motioned to adopt, seconded by Commissioner Douglas with unanimous consent.

Item 2014-07-129       Commissioner Douglas made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Hodges with 5-0 vote recorded.