BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
Joe Brown, District 3, Vice Chairman
Russ Crumbley, District 5
Keith Douglas, District 4
Robert Henderson, District 2, Chairman
Ken Rivers, District 1
Chiquita Barkley, Controller & County Clerk
Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director
Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney
Chairman Robert Henderson called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM and welcomed all present. He then asked Commissioner Crumbley to give the invocation, followed by the pledge of allegiance.
Item 2017-09-152: Approval of Docket
Upon a motion by Commissioner Douglas, seconded by Commissioner Brown, the docket was approved with unanimous consent and no additions or changes.
Item 2017-09-153: Approval of August 2017 Minutes
Upon a motion by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the board voted to approve the minutes of August 14th, 21st and 28th with unanimous consent.
Item 2017-09-154: Presentation of Service Delivery Strategy Documents
Mr. O’Quinn presented each commissioner and staff member with a binder compiled by Attorney Buddy Welch of Smith, Welch, Webb and White that included all of the agreements between the three cities and the county for submission to the Department of Community Affairs on Service Delivery Strategy. Mr. O’Quinn stated that these documents would need to be reviewed carefully by the commissioners, as well as the county department heads that had jurisdiction over the various areas of the document. This would then need to be approved by the board at the October 2nd commission meeting so as to be submitted to the state prior to the October 31, 2017 deadline. There was no action taken on the documents at this meeting.
Item 2017-09-155: Appointment of a SPLOST Committee
Mr. Brewer notified the Board that a SPLOST 7 committee would need to be empaneled and asked the Commissioners for nominations. The following individuals were nominated: Haley Browning, Bernard Green, Chad Morgan, Tommy Presley, Zach Sowell, Alton Stewart, Arthur White and two additional members, to be appointed by the City of Flovilla and Jenkinsburg. Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers and seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the nominations were closed and the committee was created for the purposes of promoting the upcoming November SPLOST ballot election.
Item 2017-09-156: Executive Session, Personnel and Litigation
Upon a motion by Commissioner Rivers and seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the Board voted to go into Executive Session for the purposes of personnel and litigation discussion. The meeting then resumed upon a motion by Commissioner Douglas and seconded by Commissioner Crumbley with unanimous consent.
Mr. O’Quinn notified the media and public present that the Board was announcing that it had a sole candidate in mind for the position of Interim County Administrator and that the name of that sole candidate was Steve Layson. He stated that the board would officially make that appointment at the October 2, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting, which would be beyond the 14 day minimum waiting period required under law.
Item 2017-09-157: Public Comments
Mr. Brewer notified the board that no one had turned in a request for public comment within the period of time prescribed under the county code of ordinances in advance of the commission meeting.
Item 2017-09-158: Adjournment Motion
Upon a motion by Commissioner Brown and seconded by Commissioner Douglas, the board adjourned the meeting with unanimous consent. The public was reminded that the October meeting of the Board of Commissioners would be held on October 2nd due to the Columbus Day Holiday falling on the date of the regular meeting.
Ratified this 2nd Day of October, 2017