Meeting Minutes
February 11th, 2013

Opening:

A regular meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was called to order at 7:00 PM on February 11th, 2013 in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Jackson Georgia by Chairman G.S. “Gator” Hodges.

Present:

G.S. “Gator” Hodges, Chairman

Robert L. Henderson, Sr., Vice-Chairman

J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner

Mike Patterson, Commissioner

Roger D. McDaniel, Commissioner

Michael Brewer, County Administrator

Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

A.             Approval of Docket

Item 2013-02-017

Mr. Patterson motioned to add three items, (1) the permitting process; to enlist the zoning board to review the process step by step and compare the time process and the cost of permits here in butts county to other counties of similar projects. (2) health insurance providers; the most recent request of health insurance and wellness program be made available to the commissioners for study and which facts may be made public so as to dispel some confusion on insurance cost and benefits that which might occur by a true competitive broker bid on health insurance. (3) transportation board/authority; request the county attorney to make explanation to the board in an open meeting the process on whether or not we should establish a transportation board or authority to make a better decision on who might sit on this board/authority, motion dies due to lack of a second.

Patterson motioned to add the permitting process; to in list the zoning board to review the process step by step an compare the time process and the cost of permits here in butts county to other counties of similar projects.  Henderson seconded for discussion, stating staff needed to handle the issues with the permitting process, motion fails 1-4 vote recorded.

Patterson motioned to add health insurance providers; the most recent request of health insurance and wellness program be made available to the commissioners for study an which facts may be made public so as to dispel some confusion on insurance cost and benefits that which might occur by a true competitive broker bid on health insurance, motion dies due to lack of a second.

Patterson motioned to add transportation board/authority; request the county attorney to make explanation to the board in an open meeting the process on whether or not we should establish a transportation board or authority to make a better decision on who might sit on this board/authority, McDaniel seconded for discussion stating that right now would not be the time to discuss but at future date.  Patterson motioned to amend his original motion to request the county attorney to make explanation at a future date with the information of the differences of a board and authority for transportation.  A vote for the original motion was made and approved unanimously.   A motion was made to amend and add as item 02.1, seconded by McDaniel with a unanimous vote. Douglas motioned to approve the agenda, seconded by McDaniel with a 5-0 vote.

Item 2013-02-018       Approval of January 2013 minutes; Douglas motioned to approve seconded by Henderson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Five Star Employee, presented to Gary Long from Chairman Hodges

 

  1. B.             Old Business

Item 2013-01-012       Contract-Building Sign; amendments to the original contract an has been brought back at this time.  McDaniel motioned to table due to lack of documents, Douglas seconded it, McDaniel then withdrew his original motion, then motioned to move the item to a later point in the meeting, seconded by Henderson with unanimous consent. Item moved to item 020.2

Item 2013-02-019 to be moved above item 009 motioned by Patterson, seconded by McDaniel with a 5-0 vote.

Item 2013-02-019       First Reading: Ordinance Resolution – Body Art Studios and Artists.  Mr. Robert Waggoner spoke with regards on the health and safety and the research that had made with the previous studios in the county.  The ordinance will be made available for the public for thirty days.

Item 2013-01-009       Acquisition of Library property; a resolution was made regarding the county becoming owner of the property, Henderson motioned to accept, seconded by Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Item 2013-01-006       Approval of FY 2012 Audit report; Rae Johnston presented to the board the 2012 audit report for approval.  McDaniel pointed out as misprint on page 118, and motioned to approve contingent upon receipt of the reprint of page 118, seconded by Patterson with unanimous consent.

  1. C.            New Business

Item 2013-02-019       Moved above item 009

Item 2013-02-020       Contract Amendment-Senior Citizens Center; Mr. Brewer explained to the board the amendment to the contract for an additional local match of $2,229.00 was added, an in kind match.  McDaniel motioned for approval, seconded by Patterson with unanimous consent.

Item 2013-02-020.1    Transportation discussion; Patterson motioned to have the attorney come back and educate the board with the differences between a board and an authority to better assist in the decision, seconded by McDaniel with unanimous consent.

Item 2013-02-020.2    Contract-Building Sign; Manning presented to the board the additional item from the previous bid package; Patterson stated his concerns on the type of sign and the led lights.  Henderson motioned to approve, seconded by Douglas with unanimous consent.

Requisitions-Consent Agenda

2007 Un-bonded SPLOST – Old Bethel Road:

Lehigh Hanson $4,395.09, $230.14

Yancey Brothers $590.00

GA Asphalt $964.41, $2,945.97, $3,237.51, $976.34

Bobcat of Atlanta $2,000.00

2001 Un-bonded SPLOST – Fincherville Road

O’Neal Septic Tank $4,150.00

Douglas motioned to approve, seconded by McDaniel with unanimous consent.

 

Mr. Brewer reminded the board and citizens of the dedication ceremony of the unveiling of the new sign for the Ida Ruth Taylor Senior Citizens Center.

Public Comment – David Massey

 

Item 2013-02-022       Adjournment: by Douglas, seconded by McDaniel with 5-0 vote recorded.