BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
122nd Session Covering Calendar Year 2020
Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for 18 June 2020
Public Hearings on 2020 Millage Rate & FY2021 Budget (Series 1, 2 & 3)

Commissioners:
☐ Ken Rivers, District 1, Chairman (Series 1, Series 2 & Series 3)
☐ Keith Douglas, District 4 Vice Chairman
☐ Robert Henderson, District 2
☐ Joe Brown, District 3 (Series 1)
☐ Russ Crumbley, District 5 (Series 1, Series 2 & Series 3)

Staff:
☐ Steve Layson, County Administrator (Series 1, Series 2 & Series 3)
☐ Michael Brewer, Deputy County Administrator (Series 1, Series 2 & Series 3)

Section 1: Public Hearing on 2020 Proposed Millage Rate
Chairman Ken Rivers called the June 18, 2020 Series 1 Public Hearing to order at 8:00 AM and declared a 5-minute recess to allow anyone to come in to the public hearing that wished to. Three members of the public arrived at 8:05 and the meeting resumed.

Item 2020-06-076 Purpose of Hearing
County Administrator Steve Layson read the purpose and rules of the public hearing to the public.

Item 2020-06-077 Public Hearing
Chairman Rivers called the Public Hearing open and invited the public to be heard. The only person to speak was Ron Martin of 751 George Tate Drive who suggested that the County cut the number of employees and reduce the wages of all County employees. The public hearing was then closed.

Item 2020-06-078 Adjournment Motion.
Mr. Brown moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Crumbley with unanimous consent.

Section 2: Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2021 Budget
Chairman Ken Rivers called the June 18, 2020 Series 2 Public Hearing to order at 5:30 PM.

Item 2020-06-079 Purpose of Hearing
County Administrator Steve Layson read the purpose and rules of the public hearing to the public.

Item 2020-06-080 Public Hearing
Chairman Rivers called the Public Hearing open and invited the public to be heard. One person, Barbara Miller, requested to be heard in opposition to the FY2021 budget proposal. She requested that the County take into consideration the overall conditions that everyone is dealing with at this time. Chairman Rivers then declared the Public Hearing concluded.

Item 2020-06-081 Adjournment Motion
Mr. Henderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent, 4-0.

Section 3: Public Hearing on 2020 Proposed Millage Rate
Chairman Ken Rivers called the June 18, 2020 Series 3 Public Hearing to order at 6:00 PM

Item 2020-06-082 Purpose of Hearing
County Administrator Steve Layson read the purpose and rules of the public hearing to the public.

Item 2020-06-083 Public Hearing
Chairman Rivers called the Public Hearing open and invited the public to be heard. The following citizens spoke in opposition to the proposed millage rate of 13.209 mils: Donald Reece, Casey McRae, Bob Gosford, Linda McRae, Linda Reece, Josh Sprayberry (resident of Putnam County who wanted to discuss locating a rock quarry near Jack Maddox Bridge Road; however, this was off-topic and was stopped by the Chairman); and Barbara Miller who was questioning why the County was not receiving any benefits from the Dollar General Distribution Center that would have offset the millage rate increase. With no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

Item 2020-06-084 Adjournment Motion
Mr. Henderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Douglas with unanimous consent, 4-0. The meeting was adjourned.

Ratified this __________ Day of July, 2020

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On behalf of the Board of Commissioners
Ken Rivers, 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 and that each series of public hearing held on this date satisfies the requirements of Georgia law as it pertains.

J. Michael Brewer, Deputy County Administrator
Clerk of the 122nd Session