Present:
Roger McDaniel, Chairman
Gator Hodges, Commissioner
Robert L. Henderson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner

Staff:
J. Michael Brewer, Interim County Administrator
Jessica Reynolds, County Clerk
Douglas Manning, Community Services Director
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

MINUTES

A regular meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was held on April 9th, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. Chairman McDaniel called the meeting to order and to enter into a workshop.

Randy Weaver, with IQM2 discussed information about his company regarding agenda software and the amount of time and money the county would save on various supplies.
Matt Bidwell, with MSI Benefits discussed the Wellness Initiatives for 2012 for Butts County.

Mr. Hodges motioned to adjourn the workshop, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Chairman McDaniel asked for a motion to enter into Executive Session for Real Estate, Pending Litigation and Personnel; Mr. Henderson motioned to enter into executive session, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Mr. Hodges motioned to reconvene, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded

After the invocation and pledge, Mr. McDaniel opened with Docket 2012-05-039: Approval of Agenda/Additional Items; with no additional items, Mr. Hodges motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote.

Docket 2012-05-040: Approval of the March 2012 meeting minutes, Mr. Henderson motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote.

Mr. Brewer presented a proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Mr. Patterson motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Henderson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Mr. Brewer recognized the Girl Scout Troop 10534 for their hard work and all they do for Butts County.

Mr. Brewer presented a proclamation for National Donate Life Month; Mr. Douglas motioned to accept, seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Under old business Docket 2012-03-023: Resolution Honoring the 4-H Leaders. Mr. Douglas motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.
Docket 2012-03-024-033; Second Reading on Ordinance Rev: Buildings/Building Regulations-Vacant Structures, Ordinance Rev: Business License Revocation, Ordinance Rev: Nuisance, Ordinance Rev: Chapter 52/License & Business Regulations, Ordinance Rev: Chapter 82/Art 2 Occupation Tax, Ordinance Rev: Chapter 14 Building & Building Regulation, Ordinance Rev: Taxation, Ordinance Rev: Unfit Buildings/Dwellings & Structures, Ordinance Rev: Fencing (Junk/Salvage Yards, Auto Rep, Recy). Mr. Hodges motioned to approve all ordinances in block formation, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-05-043A: Contract Approval, 2013 Public Transportation; this is transportation for the elderly in Butts County with a portion to come in out of grant funds and the county’s expense of $2,436.00. Mr. Hodges motioned to authorize the chairman to sign the contract, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-05-044: Resolution for Sunday Package Sales; Mr. Hodges motioned to amend the Alcohol Ordinance 6-6B for the sale of package beer & wine on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 11:30pm effective immediately, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 4-0-1 vote with Mr. Henderson abstaining. Mr. McDaniel commented that his vote was based on the constituents in his district.
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Docket 2012-05-045:Approval; Re-open Thomas Ferry Road ; there was an agreement in 1997 between the two property owners that had a gate placed on this road and per the agreement, the only way to make any changes is to bring it back to the Board of Commissioners. Mr. Hodges motioned to table this item until the May 14, 2012, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-05-046: Road change; Poplar Street to Poplar Road; with concerns for election registration, it was asked to be changed. Mr. Patterson motioned to approved and agreed, seconded by Mr. Henderson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Consent Agenda: 2007 Un-bonded Requisition; Vulcan Materials $795.48 for Woody Road, 2001 Un-bonded Requisition; Erosion Tech $2169.00, 2001 Un-bonded Requisition; Foley Products Company $17,100.12. Mr. Henderson motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Information Items
DOT draft FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program

Mr. Brewer shared with the board 911 has a dispatcher position open, qualifying for election is May 23, 24, 25. Spring cleaning at the Administration building will be April 14, 2012. Road Department to start paving Bibb Station Road.

Public Comment –David Massey approached the board regarding some of his concerns.
Bud Queen informing the board about the friends program at High Falls State Park April 27, 2012 and invited everyone that liked to, to attend.

Mr. McDaniel asked for a motion to return to executive session for the purpose of Real Estate, Pending Litigation and Personnel. Mr. Patterson motioned to go into executive session seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote. Mr. Hodges motioned to reconvene seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote.

With no further business, Mr. McDaniel called for a motion to adjourn, Mr. Henderson motioned seconded by Mr. Patterson, meeting adjourned with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Ratified this 14th day of May, 2012