BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF MARCH 20, 2018
Joe Brown, District 3
Russ Crumbley, District 5, Chairman
Keith Douglas, District 4
Robert Henderson, District 2
Ken Rivers, District 1, Vice Chairman, by phone
Steve Layson, Interim County Administrator
Michael Brewer, County Clerk, Government Relations Director
Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney
Chairman Russ Crumbley brought the called meeting to order at 6:00 PM and asked Commissioner Joe Brown to give the invocation and pledge of allegiance. It was noted for the record that Commissioner Rivers was joining the meeting by telephone and would also join the planned Executive Session by telephone as well.
Item 2018-03-068: Executive Session for Personnel
Mr. Henderson moved to enter Executive Session for Personnel, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent. Mr. Henderson later motioned to reconvene to regular session, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent.
Mr. O’Quinn notified the audience that the Board had reached an agreement with Interim County Administrator Steve Layson to become the County Administrator for the remainder of calendar year 2018.
Item 2018-03-069: Resolution Appointing County Administrator
Chairman Crumbley called on Mr. Brewer, who notified the Board that he had drafted a resolution to be adopted by the same. Mr. Brewer then read the following resolution in open session:
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO APPOINT A COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; TO APPROVE A CONTRACT FOR TERMS OF APPOINTMENT, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS; TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH THE APPOINTEE ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION; TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT AN ACCG 401(A) DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT; TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO SIGN THE RESOLUTIONS; TO AUTHORIZE THE CLERK OF COUNTY TO ATTEST TO ALL DOCUMENTS; AND FOR OTHER LAWFUL PURPOSES
WHEREAS, Part 1, Article 1, Section 12 of the Official Code of Butts County creates the position of County Administrator to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the County, for an indefinite term at the will and pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, and;
WHEREAS, the Board has elected to appoint Steve Layson as County Administrator, under terms of employment and conditions defined in a contract mutually agreed upon by the Board and the Appointee, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Commission hereby declares that the foregoing preamble and whereas provisions set forth hereinabove constitute, and shall be considered to be, substantive provisions of this Resolution and are hereby incorporated by reference into this provision.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commission grants the Chairman the authority to take any and all further actions necessary to carry out the intents and purposes of this Resolution and authorizes the Clerk of County to attest to all actions and documents pursuant to the provisions of this Resolution
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that except as specifically provided herein, any and all resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this Resolution shall be and the same hereby are repealed, and this Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption, and shall become effective immediately upon its approval by the Chairman
Mr. Brewer then asked for the Board to adopt the resolution. Upon a motion by Mr. Henderson, seconded by Mr. Brown, the resolution was adopted with unanimous consent.
Item 2018-03-070: Adjournment Motion
Upon a motion by Mr. Brown and seconded by Mr. Henderson, the board adjourned the meeting with unanimous consent.