BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MINUTES OF A CALLED SESSION
SEPTEMBER 6th, 2011
Roger McDaniel, Chairman
Gator Hodges, Vice-Chairman
Robert L. Henderson, Commissioner
J. Keith Douglas, Commissioner
Mike Patterson, Commissioner
Alan E. White, County Administrator
J. Michael Brewer, Deputy County Administrator
Jessica Reynolds, County Clerk
A called workshop of the Butts County Board of Commissioners was held on September 6th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. Chairman McDaniel called the meeting to order. The Butts County Board of Commissioners held a joint workshop with the Industrial Development Authority at the Butts County Administration Facility with both boards present. The purpose of the workshop was discussion on the Intergovernmental Agreement for SPLOST ballot in November 2011.
Dr. White opened with the discussion of the information provided in the agreement, the expectation on how the money will be used and the future for IDA.
There was much discussion from paragraph to paragraph by both boards regarding where the money is to go when the property sells, if the IDA should keep it for future use to continue on for another successful sell or go back to the general fund to lower taxes. Mr. Bush spoke regarding the comment that the intended use for the money was to help IDA not to put into the general fund; all that would do is create another issue as to where the IDA stands right now. From the audience, Luke Weaver and Al Jordan commented on their concerns on the money and gave their opinions on what they would like to see happen.
Mr. Hodges asked the question if IDA would agree with having another joint director/county administrator; Mr. Bush stated that the board would not agree with that and that they would like to have a full time director, as it is now there are some job duties that simply do not get done.
From going paragraph to paragraph the board found it easier to decide on what changes they would like to change which includes page one paragraph three needs to state all three counties; on page three paragraph four needs to state six year term instead of a five year term and page five to add a signature to attest the chairman of IDA’s signature.
With no further business, Mr. McDaniel called for a motion to adjourn the workshop, Mr. Hodges motioned seconded by Mr. Patterson, meeting adjourned with a 5-0 vote recorded.