BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF THE BOARD FOR JULY 9, 2018
Joe Brown, District 3
Russ Crumbley, District 5, Chairman
Keith Douglas, District 4
Robert Henderson, District 2
Ken Rivers, District 1, Vice Chairman
Steve Layson, County Administrator
Michael Brewer, Government Relations Director, County Clerk
Rhonda Blissit, Chief Financial Officer
Mike O’Quinn, County Attorney
Section 1: Regular Meeting Preliminaries
Chairman Crumbley brought the July 2018 regular meeting to order at 6PM, welcomed all present and requested recognized the Reverend Keith Joseph of First Baptist Church of Jackson to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance.
Item 2018-07-145: Approval of Docket
The docket was approved upon a motion by Mr. Douglas, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent and one substitution for item 146, to replace the approval of the June minutes which had been previously approved by Resolution CR201813 on June 28th.
Item 2018-07-146 Special Presentation
Ms. Belinda Thurman-Davis of the Georgia Department of Corrections presented letters of thanks to the Butts County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office for their department’s assistance in the capture of a state inmate.
Item 2018-07-147 Recognition of National Gymnastics Champions
Ms. Mary Lynn Overbey presented the winners of the recent national championships in gymnastics from Butts County for recognition by the Board.
Item 2018-07-148 Recognition of Retiring Employees
Ms. Ellen Glidewell presented six of the eleven County employees who had recently elected to take the Voluntary Retirement Option offered by the County in May and effective June 30th. The Commissioners thanked the employees for their many years of valuable service to the County.
Section 2: Old Business
Item 2018-04-080 Adoption of the Personnel Ordinance
This item which was tabled for further review since April was favorably passed upon a motion by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Rivers, with unanimous consent. The 5th Edition of the Personnel Ordinance shall now be in effect, superseding all previous personnel ordinances.
Item 2018-06-123: Second Reading on Large Truck Ordinance
Mr. O’Quinn presented the proposed Large Truck Ordinance to the Board for a second reading. Following discussion and questions, Mr. Rivers moved that the Ordinance be enacted, with a later amendment stating which roads would fall under the ordinance. This was seconded by Mr. Brown and favorably passed with unanimous consent.
Section 3: New Business
Item 2018-07-149 Declaration of Surplus Property
Ms. Glidewell presented two old vehicles and several pieces of old park maintenance equipment to be declared as surplus. Upon a motion by Mr. Brown, seconded by Mr. Douglas, the motion was favorably passed with unanimous consent.
Section 4: Staff Reports
Item 2018-07-150: Staff Reports to the Board
The Chief Financial Officer presented the monthly financial reports to the members of the board and notated that to date we had collected 92% of our anticipated revenues and had expended 94% of our anticipated expenditures.
The County Administrator, Mr. Steve Layson, updated the Board on various County initiatives and points of information.
Section 5: Special Business and Public Comments
Item 2018-07-151: Executive Session-Personnel
Mr. Brewer requested an Executive Session for Personnel. Mr. Rivers moved to enter Executive Session for personnel, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent. Mr. Rivers later motioned to reconvene normal session, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent. Mr. O’Quinn notified the audience that the Board had discussed two potential resignations and the replacements of said personnel appointed by the Board.
Mr. Brewer informed the Board that no one had signed up for public comment utilizing the county procedure.
Item 2018-07-152: Adjournment Motion
Upon a motion by Mr. Douglas and seconded by Mr. Rivers, the board adjourned the meeting with unanimous consent.
/S/ Russ Crumbley, Chairman, Presiding
/S/ J. Michael Brewer, County Clerk, Attesting