BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF APRIL 11, 2018
Joe Brown, District 3
Russ Crumbley, District 5, Chairman
Robert Henderson, District 2
Ken Rivers, District 1, Vice Chairman
Keith Douglas, District 4
Steve Layson, County Administrator
Michael Brewer, County Clerk, Government Relations Director
Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney
Called Meeting Minutes
Chairman Crumbley brought the April 11, 2018 called meeting to order at 8AM and welcomed all present. He then requested Mr. Brewer to give the invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Item 2018-04-085: Approval of Docket
Upon a motion by Mr. Rivers, seconded by Mr. Henderson, the docket was approved with unanimous consent and no additional items to add.
Item 2018-04-086: Adoption of Bond Resolution; Authorization for Chairman to Sign All Documents
Mr. Layson presented the team from STIFEL, as well as bond attorney Blake Sharpton. Mr. Trey Monroe presented to the boards the terms and conditions called for in the bond documents and the requirements were explained. Upon a motion by Mr. Rivers and seconded by Mr. Henderson, the Board voted 4-0 with unanimous consent to approve the 2018 SPLOST Bond Resolution and authorize the Chairman to sign all documents.
The bonds have been priced at 2.3778% which was within the desired interest rate range. Chairman Crumbley then signed and executed all documents and County Clerk Michael Brewer attested.
Item 2018-04-087: Joint Meeting with the Industrial Development Authority
The Commission meeting was joined by the Industrial Development Authority Board and Executive Director, who called their own meeting to order. The two boards then held an open discussion on communications, having a point of contact person in the Commissioner’s office, future incentives and development.
The Development Authority discussed how their operations work and the degree of privacy under which they sometimes had to operate in order to work with prospective clients who require confidentiality. After discussion, it was felt that a future retreat between the two boards and the Planning Commission was called for.
Mr. O’Quinn also advised that he would research how discussions on future deals could be made that would satisfy both open meetings law and client confidentiality.
Item 2018-04-088: Adjournment Motion
Upon a motion by Mr. Brown and seconded by Mr. Rivers, the board voted with unanimous consent to adjourn the called meeting.
Ratified this 14th Day of May, 2018