BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
123rd Session Covering Calendar Year 2021
Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for March 22, 2021
☐ Ken Rivers, District 1 (Phone)
☐ 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: Called Meeting Opening
Chairman Joe Brown called the meeting to order at 6PM.
Section 2: New Business
Item 2021-03-054 Approval of Docket
Mr. Brewer requested an Executive Session for litigation be added to the docket. Mr. Douglas moved to approve the docket, seconded by Mr. Crumbley with unanimous consent, 5-0.
Item 2021-03-055 Public Hearing on Special Use Case 03(01)2021 for 199 Arthur Smith Rd.
A public hearing was held on a request for a Special Use to allow gunsmithing at the location, which the State requires. This will be a home occupation and will have no walk-in customers with minimal impacts to the area. The application is consistent with the Development Ordinance and the Planning Commission recommended approval. The applicant spoke in favor of; no one spoke against. Mr. Crumbley moved to approve, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent.
Item 2021-03-056 Public Hearing to Adopt Updates to Capital Improvement Element
The next item was the adoption of the Capital Improvement Element of the Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing was convened. No one spoke for or against and the hearing was closed. Mr. Douglas moved to approve, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent.
Item 2021-03-057 Public Hearing to Approve Short Term Work Program
The next item was the adoption of the Short Term Work Program update for the Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing was called for. No one spoke in favor or against and the hearing was closed. Mr. Crumbley moved to adopt it, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent.
Item 2021-03-058 County Resolution CR202109 Lighting Agreement with Georgia DOT
Mr. Brewer presented resolution CR202109, to approve DOT Lighting agreement to install lighting at 16 and Higgins Road. Mr. Rivers moved to approve, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent.
Item 2021-03-059 Executive Session for Litigation
Mr. Douglas moved to enter Executive Session to discuss a potential litigation matter, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent.
Item 2021-03-059 Attorney Report and Adjournment
Mr. Crumbley moved to reconvene, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent. The meeting resumed.
Mr. Welch reported that the Board discussed potential litigation matters pertaining to a recent rezoning case and that he had updated the Members on that potential litigation matter.
Item 2021-03-060 Adjournment
Having no further need to conduct business, Mr. Douglas moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Crumbley with unanimous consent. need to enter upon an executive session, Mr. Douglas moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Crumbley with unanimous consent. The meeting was thus adjourned.
Ratified this 12th Day of April, 2021 in open session
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners
Joe Brown, Chairman of the Board
CERTIFICATION & ATTESTATION
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