A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF BUTTS COUNTY TO ADOPT A BUDGET AND APPROPRIATE SUMS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE BUTTS COUNTY GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019; TO AUTHORIZE THE VICE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN THE RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 1, 2018; TO AUTHORIZE THE CLERK OF BUTTS COUNTY TO ATTEST ALL DOCUMENTS; TO AUTHORIZE THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO IMPLEMENT THE BUDGET; AND FOR OTHER RELATED AND LAWFUL PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, Butts County is a duly created and validly existing political subdivision of the State of Georgia under the Constitution and laws of the state of Georgia and governed by the Butts County Board of Commissioners, and;

WHEREAS, the Butts County Board of Commissioners, the governing body of the county charged with managing the fiscal affairs of the governing body shall annually appropriate the funds necessary to operate all of the various departments and to meet the current expenses of the government for Fiscal Year 2019 by approving said budget resolution by a majority vote of the members then serving, and;

WHEREAS, the Butts County Board of Commissioners has received from the administration of the County a proposed balanced budget, which balances revenues with expenditures, for the maintenance and operation of the County for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, and;

WHEREAS, the County is also required under GASB 34 and the laws of the State of Georgia to prepare and adopt ALL significant amendments to the annual County General Fund and Special Revenue Funds to continue operating and expending funds through June 30th of each fiscal year, and;

WHEREAS, the County anticipates receiving $1,050,000.00 in insurance premium tax revenue during Fiscal Year 2019, and as a part of the budget approved herein, shall utilize said insurance premium tax revenue to pay the costs of fire protection services for the benefit of the inhabitants of the unincorporated portions of the County, as authorized by OCGA Β§ 33-8-8.3(a)(1)(B) and has appropriated $1,158,274.13 from other County funds to pay the balance of rural fire protection expenses in Fiscal Year 2019, and;

WHEREAS, the Clerk of Butts County has properly advertised and caused to be conducted a Public Hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget; now, therefore be it:

RESOLVED, the Commission hereby declares that the foregoing preamble and whereas provisions set forth hereinabove constitute, and shall be considered to be, substantive provisions of this Resolution and are hereby incorporated by reference into this provision.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commission, through this Resolution, does hereby formally adopt the following County Operational Funds for Fiscal Year 2019, to include Special Revenue Funds in addition to the General Fund of Butts County:
I. General Fund $18,772,009.00
II. SPLOST 1996-2000 $8,000.00
III. SPLOST 2013-2018 $800,000.00
IV. SPLOST 2019-2024 $1,275,000.00
V. Recreation Fund $50,000.00
VI. CHAMPS Fund $24,020.00
VII. 911 Enterprise Fund $365,213.00
VIII. Courthouse Fund $20,065.00
IX. Jail Construction Fund $55,975.00

SUBTOTAL $21,370,285

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall be in full force and effect on July 1, 2018 after its adoption by the Butts County Board of Commissioners and that any and all resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this Resolution shall be, and they are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board authorizes the Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners to sign this Resolution on their behalf and to authorize the Clerk of Butts County to attest all his signatures and spread this resolution upon the minutes of the Board of Commissioners, and authorizes the same to sign the preliminary minutes attesting to the authenticity of the vote to approve this resolution, and;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Board authorizes the Chief Financial Officer of Butts County to implement this budget and to serve as Budget Officer for Fiscal Year 2019.

Adopted in open session this 28th Day of June, 2018

/S/ Ken Rivers
Vice Chairman Ken Rivers

/S/ J. Michael Brewer
J. Michael Brewer, Clerk of Butts County Georgia

Motion: Brown, J. of the 3rd District
Second: Crumbley, R. of the 5th District
Disposition: Passed 3-2 with Rivers, K. joining
In Dissent: Henderson, R. & Douglas, K.
Author: Brewer M