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.
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
Jessica E. Reynolds, County Clerk
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney
Workshop to begin at 5:00 pm; two members from the planning and zoning board were present for discussion of the overlay district overview. Mr. Manning discussed some dates for the economic training. Mr. McDaniel had discussion on the permitting process and stated that he had met with other counties and wanted to see how their process works and would present those at the next meeting.
A motion to adjourn the workshop was entertained by Henderson, seconded by McDaniel with a unanimous vote.
Hodges stated there was reasoning to enter executive session for the purpose of real estate, personnel and litigation. Henderson motioned to enter, seconded by Douglas with a unanimous vote.
A. Approval of Docket
Item 2013-03-027 Brewer asked to remove the five star employee until the April meeting. Henderson motioned to approve the docket, seconded by Douglas with unanimous vote.
Item 2013-03-028 Approval of February 2013 minutes; Douglas motioned to approve seconded by Henderson with a 5-0 vote recorded.
B. Old Business
Item 2013-02-019 Second Reading: Ordinance Resolution – Body art studios and artists. Patterson motioned to waive the reading and to approve and pass the ordinance, seconded by Douglas with unanimous vote.
C. New Business
Item 2013-03-029 Contract for Inmate Care; Sheriff Long was present for the discussion from the board and commented that there would be a saving of $410,000 on the FY 2014 budget. Douglas motioned to approve and to authorize chairman to sign, seconded by Patterson with unanimous consent.
Item 2013-03-030 Contract for Law Enforcement for City of Jenkinsburg and Flovilla; Patterson motioned for approval, seconded by Douglas with unanimous consent.
Sheriff Long addressed the board regarding the county’s dare fund for drug court.
Item 2013-03-031 Revised Animal Control Intergovernmental Service Agreement; Douglas motioned to approve and to authorize chairman to sign, seconded by McDaniel with unanimous consent
Item 2013-03-032 Revised Code Enforcement Intergovernmental Service Agreement; Douglas motioned to approve and to authorize chairman to sign, seconded by McDaniel with unanimous consent.
Item 2013-03-033 Discussion – Amendment to County Ordinance to ban video gambling devices; due to recent arrest in the county and city of Jackson, the sheriff has requested the county enact an ordinance to ban video gambling devices. McDaniel motioned to approve the request in two phases, first being through the issuant of an alcohol license, second would come with all together banning; Patterson seconded with unanimous consent.
Item 2013-03-034 Resolution – United Bank Credit Cards; Mr. Brewer addressed the board that we currently don’t have the flexibility that we would like. McDaniel motioned for approval is authorizing the chairman to sign a document that will attest to the board that resides, that you choose to transfer the credit card account for Butts County from Hamilton State Bank to United Bank and that at such time as the minutes are effective and approved that the minutes would then be sent to United Bank as well. A letter from the chairman that states what the board passed tonight will be sent as well; seconded by Douglas with unanimous consent.
Item 2013-03-035 Discussion – Commissioner Training; Mr. Manning presented to the board in the workshop, the training would be held in the 4-H facility and it would be for one day only. The date would be determined at the April commission meeting.
Public Comment – Felton Wright from Sign-O-Rama to discuss the sign for the Administration building.
2007 Un-bonded SPLOST – Old Bethel Road:
Lehigh Hanson $225.17
GA Asphalt $841.53, $1965.64, $1,965.11, $991.37
Bobcat of Atlanta $538.65, $2,000.00
Item 2013-03-036 Executive Session for personnel, litigation and real estate, motioned by Douglas, seconded by McDaniel with unanimous consent. Douglas motioned to reconvene, seconded by Patterson with unanimous consent.
Item 2013-03-037 Adjournment: by Douglas, seconded by Patterson with 4-0 vote recorded, with McDaniel being out of the room.
To be ratified this 8th day of April, 2013