123rd Session Covering Calendar Year 2021
2021-2022 Biennium
Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for February 22, 2021

☐ Ken Rivers, District 1
☐ Robert Henderson, District 2
☐ Joe Brown, District 3, Chairman
☐ Keith Douglas, District 4 Vice Chairman
☐ Russ Crumbley, District 5

☐ Brad Johnson, County Manager
☐ J. Michael Brewer, Deputy County Manager
☐ Andrew J. Welch, III, County Attorney

Section 1: Special Called Meeting for Public Hearings
Chairman Joe Brown called the February 22, 2021 called meeting to order at 6:00 PM. Chairman Brown asked Mr. Henderson to give the Invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Item 2021-02-035 Approval of Docket
Mr. Douglas moved to approve the docket, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent, 5-0.

Item 2021-02-036 Rules on Public Hearing Motion
Mr. Brewer requested that the Board offer a motion to suspend the rules of public hearings to aggregate two public hearings shown on the docket as items 37 and 38; to allow both sides, those speaking in favor of and against items in the public hearing up to one hour per side. Mr. Rivers moved to approve, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent.

Item 2021-02-037 & 038
Public Hearing: Case 01(02)2021 Tussahaw Reserves/KFC Rezoning AR to M3
Public Hearing: Case 01(03)2021 Tussahaw Reserves/KFC Special Use
Zoning Administrator Christy Lawson presented the recommendations of the Planning Commission to deny both applications due to being inconsistent with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Chairman Brown turned the public hearing over to Special Counsel Ben Vaughn to conduct. The attorney for the applicant, a number of specialists and the applicant spoke in favor of the rezoning and special use for one hour. Two attorneys and four citizens spoke in opposition for one hour. Mr. Vaughn closed the public hearing and turned the meeting back over to Chairman Brown who called for a vote. Mr. Douglas moved to deny the rezoning application, seconded by Mr. Crumbley and the motion carried with unanimous consent, 5-0. Mr. Crumbley then moved to deny the Special use, seconded by Mr. Rivers and the motion carried with unanimous consent, 5-0.

Item 2021-02-038 Public Hearing on a Text Amendment
Ms. Lawson presented the recommendations of the Planning Commission on a text amendment concerning parking lots. Chairman Brown opened the public hearing. No one spoke in favor of and one citizen spoke against. Following a withdrawn motion, Mr. Douglas moved to table until March 8th, seconded by Mr. Rivers with unanimous consent.

Item 2021-2-039 Adjournment Motion
Mr. Douglas moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Crumbley with unanimous consent.

Ratified this 8th Day of March, 2021 in open session

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners
Joe Brown, Chairman of the Board


I do hereby attest by my signature and seal below that the aforementioned minutes of the Butts County Board of Commissioners are an accurate representation of the official actions undertaken by the Board during the open meeting designated for the date and times stated herein.

J. Michael Brewer, Deputy County Manager
Sitting as Clerk of the 123rd Session, Attesting

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