Present:
Roger McDaniel, Chairman
Gator Hodges, Commissioner
Robert L. Henderson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner

Staff:
J. Michael Brewer, Interim County Administrator
Jessica Reynolds, County Clerk
Douglas Manning, Community Services Director
Michael O’Quinn, County Attorney

MINUTES

A regular meeting of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was held on March 12th, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. Chairman McDaniel called the meeting to order and to enter into a workshop.

Laura Hale, IDA Director, opened up by presenting the board some incentives for marketing to make Butts County a better looking county. The IDA board approved the incentives upon approval of the board and stated that it would be located on the website for on lookers.

Discussion on the lighting issue and 16/75; Mr. Hodges brought up an agreement that was made in 1997 between the county and two homeowners on Thomas Ferry Road on the property line and an gate that was placed on the property. One of the homeowners wants to remove the gate but according to the agreement the Board is the only one that can make the decision.

Chairman McDaniel asked for a motion to enter into Executive Session; Mr. Douglas motioned to enter into executive session, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.
Mr. Hodges motioned to reconvene, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

After the invocation and pledge, Mr. McDaniel opened with Docket 2012-03-21013: Approval of Agenda/Additional Items; to remove item 017 A & B to be submitted as a budget request and to table item 023 until the April 9th, 2012 meeting. Mr. Hodges motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote.

Docket 2012-03-022: Approval of the February 2012 meeting minutes, Mr. Hodges motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote.

Under old business Docket 2012-02-016B: EMA Ordinance for Emergency Management; Mr. Patterson motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.
Docket 2012-02-16D: EMA Annex to Emergency Operations Plan-Volunteers/Donations; Mr. Douglas motioned to add the plan, seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.
Docket 2012-02-17A & 17B were removed.

Docket 2012-03-023: Resolution Honoring 4-H Leaders – Tabled until April 9th, 2012 Meeting

Docket 2012-03-024: Economic Development Presentation; Mr. Manning presented to the board a PowerPoint on his outlook for Economic Development for Butts County.
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Docket 2012-03-025: Ordinance Revision: Buildings/Building Regulations-Vacant Structures; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-026: Ordinance Revision: Business License Revocation; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-027: Ordinance Revision: Nuisance; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-028: Ordinance Revision: Chapter 52/License & Business Regulations; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-029: Ordinance Revision: Chapter 82/Art 2 Occupation Tax; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-030: Ordinance Revision: Chapter 14 Building & Building Regulation; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-031: Ordinance Revision: Taxation; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-032: Ordinance Revision: Unfit Buildings/Dwellings & Structures; Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-033: Ordinance Revision: Fencing (Junk/Salvage Yards, Auto Rep, Recycling); Mr. Hodges motioned to accept the revision and to waive the formal reading due to public viewing for 30 days, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-034: Intergovernmental Service Agreement for the Jenkinsburg Fire Station to allow Glen Goens, the fire marshal for the county to service Jenkinsburg as well under the same protocols. Upon approval of the City of Council of Jenkinsburg, this Agreement will take effect allowing Mr. Goens the same powers as the county. Mr. Henderson motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Douglas with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-035: Requisitions noted to the board

Docket 2012-03-036: Public Hearings-Presented by Christy Lawson
A. Amend Official Corridor Map of future roads-I-75 Corridor Overlay District; a power point was presented to the board showing the maps and future location of the proposed site. Public Hearing was opened with Luke Weaver commenting. Public Hearing closed, Mr. Douglas motioned to approve seconded by Mr. Hodges with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Docket 2012-03-037: IDA Incentives Plan; as discussed in the workshop the Chairman asked for a motion, Mr. Hodges motioned to approve, seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote recorded.

Information Items

Mr. Brewer shared with the board the new items at the Park & Recreation Department recently had done.
Also, informed the board about the video that the Coroner, Sheriff and Fire Departments put together for the prom attendees at Jackson High School. The County is Georgia Storm Ready Community; the library will be having their summer reading program in the C. Wayne King Auditorium.

Public Comment –David Massey spoke regarding the SPLOST

Mr. McDaniel asked for a motion to return to executive session for the purpose of personnel matters. Mr. Patterson motioned to go into executive session seconded by Mr. McDaniel with a 3-2 vote with Mr. Henderson and Mr. Douglas opposing. Mr. Hodges motioned to reconvene seconded by Mr. Patterson with a 5-0 vote.

With no further business, Mr. McDaniel called for a motion to adjourn, Mr. Hodges motioned seconded by Mr. Patterson, meeting adjourned with a 5-0 vote recorded.