A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF BUTTS COUNTY LEVYING AND ASSESSING THE AD VALOREUM TAXES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020 AND FISCAL YEAR 2021 FOR THE COUNTY M & O OF BUTTS COUNTY; TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN THE RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD; TO AUTHORIZE THE CLERK OF BUTTS COUNTY TO ATTEST ALL DOCUMENTS; AND FOR OTHER RELATED AND LAWFUL PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, Butts County is a duly created and validly existing political subdivision of the State of Georgia under the Constitution and laws of the state of Georgia and governed by the Butts County Board of Commissioners, and;

WHEREAS, the Butts County Board of Commissioners, the governing body of the county charged with managing the fiscal affairs of the governing body is required by the Georgia Department of Revenue to pass a Resolution of Levy from the County as part of the Digest Approval Process, and;

WHEREAS, the Resolution of Levy is the formal means by which the County officially imposes all millage rates in Butts County, and in particular, the County-only millage rate, and;

WHEREAS, following three (3) advertised and held public hearings on the proposed Unincorporated millage rate for Butts County of 13.209 mils, it is the determination of the Board of Commissioners to levy the unincorporated millage rate for 2020 at 13.209 mils, and;

WHEREAS, all legal advertisement requirements have been met and are in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, and;

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the County to adopt this millage now and to adopt the total millage rate of Butts County to also include the School District and Hospital Authority on July 21, 2020, now therefore be it:

RESOLVED, that 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.

WHEREAS, the Clerk of the 122nd Session has properly advertised and caused to be conducted two Public Hearings on June 18, 2020 and one on June 25, 2020, on the proposed County M & O Millage Rate for 2020 and Fiscal Year 2021, as required by law; now, therefore be it:

RESOLVED, that 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, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Butts County Board of Commissioners adopts this Resolution and orders that the following ad valorem taxes for calendar year 2020 and Fiscal Year 2021 be and are levied as follows:

I. For general County public purposes, as authorized by State Law and the Constitution of Georgia, as amended, a tax shall be levied at 13.209 mils or $13.209 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation.

II. This millage rate is for the purpose of providing the following services:
a) Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Emergency Communications
b) Recycling Centers
c) Senior Services and Public Libraries
d) Public Health Facilities & Services, including Mental Health, County Health and related
e) Roads, Streets and Bridges, Construction and Maintenance
f) Parks, Recreation Programs and Facilities
g) Planning and Development, Services, including Zoning, Inspections and Permitting
h) Courts, Jail, Prisoner Maintenance and Litigation affecting the County
i) Support of Agricultural and Extension Programs
j) Support of Public Assistance Programs as may be provided by law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall be in full force and effect on July 1, 2020, following its adoption by the Butts County Board of Commissioners and that any and all resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this Resolution shall be, and they are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed, and;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Board authorizes the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to sign this Resolution on their behalf and all associated documents related to the passage and implementation of the provisions of this Resolution and does authorize the Clerk of Butts County to attest all signatures and make this Resolution part of the Book of Resolutions, Volume 1.

Adopted in Session this 25th Day of June, 2020

/s/ Ken Rivers Chairman of the Board

/s/ J. Michael Brewer, Deputy County Administrator
Clerk of the 122nd Session
Butts County Board of Commissioners