122nd Session Covering Calendar Year 2020
Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for May 13, 2020

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

☐ Steve Layson, County Administrator
☐ Michael Brewer, Deputy County Administrator
☐ Rhonda Blissit, Chief Financial Officer

Section 1: Workshop Meeting
Chairman Ken Rivers called the May 13, 2020 workshop meeting retreat on the budget to order at 8:30 AM at the Rivers Ranch. Mr. Layson presented his recommendations on various departments and items for the FY2021 budget and discussed the situation with revenues across the nation and in Georgia being severely impacted by the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic and the ensuing shutdown of the national economy. The Board and Staff discussed departmental requests and the need to reevaluate salaries for some departments that were needed last year and deferred. During the meeting it was determined that there were still a couple of unknowns that could impact the budget, including health insurance and worker’s compensation. Mr. Brewer also updated the Board on a roof condition that was discovered in the renovation of the Courthouse which was outside of the legal parameters for which the current SPLOST could be used for to effect repairs. Mr. Layson thanked Chairman Rivers for obtaining the use of the Rivers Ranch from his family at no charge to the County for the retreat. The workshop meeting adjourned at 10:30 AM with no need for an Executive Session.

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners
Ken Rivers, 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 Administrator
Clerk of the 122nd Session