121st SESSION OF THE BUTTS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL CALLED SESSION FOR DECEMBER 23, 2019
SECTION 1: 8:30 AM SPECIAL CALLED SESSION: PRELIMINARIES & RECOGNITIONS PRESENTING
Call to Order; Welcome; Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation Chairman Ken Rivers
Chairman Rivers called the called meeting to order.
☐ 2019-12-237 Adoption of the Docket Chairman Rivers
Mr. Crumbley moved to remove two items from the docket, item 187 and 238 which pertains to the rezoning of acres at 16 and 75. Commissioner Brown requested to add Bill Jones to the docket as item 241 to speak about a business matter. Item 187 and Item 238 have been merged into one item. Mr. Brown moved to adopt, second by Mr. Henderson. The vote to approve the docket was 3-2 with Mr. Crumbley and Mr. Douglas in dissent. Docket was approved.
SECTION 2: OLD BUSINESS PRESENTING
ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
☐ 2019-10-187 Case #09(02)-2019 Rezoning 1422 Acres Highway 16 Mr. Steve Layson
Chairman Rivers opened by stating that the Development Agreement had been fluid and that all commissioners have been able to have input. Zoning Attorney Brandon Bowen then gave an overview of the zoning and changes. Mr. Crumbley stated “We got the final draft agreement Friday afternoon at 6:22. I as a commissioner think it is unwise of this board to act on a billion dollar decision on information obtained since Friday afternoon”. Mr. Brown then stated “There has been a lot of work on this and we’ve met three times. I know that over the last four weeks our Chairman (Rivers) has taken the bull by the horns to represent the board during the negotiations and I want to thank the Chairman for representing us and doing that”. Mr. Brown moved to approve the Development Agreement, seconded by Mr. Henderson for approval. Discussion followed. Mr. Crumbley stated “We’ve waited 60 years for something to develop. Now we’re going to adopt a bad plan. Are we going to take the first thing to come along and ruin a prime interchange with warehouses like Henry County?”. Following further discussion the question was called and the motion was passed 4-1 with Commissioner Crumbley voting in dissent and Commissioners Rivers, Henderson, Brown and Douglas voting in favor.
SECTION 3: NEW BUSINESS PRESENTING
☐ 2019-12-238 Resolution CR201933 Setting Year-End Board Appointments Mr. Michael Brewer
Mr. Brewer presented the resolution to appoint Zach Burden of Jones Petroleum to the Development Authority and the Industrial Development Authority to finish the terms of Bryan Bush; and to appoint Chief Mike Wilson and Assistant Chief Randy Prince to the West Georgia EMS Council for CY 2020. Mr. Brown moved to appoint, seconded by Mr. Henderson with unanimous consent.
TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
☐ 2019-12-239 Approval and Submission of LMIG Program to DOT for 2020 Mr. Kip Washington
Mr. Crumbley moved to approve the 2020 LMIG program, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent. This will be transmitted to GDOT.
☐ 2019-12-240 Added
Mr. Bill Jones is now addressing concerns about the interchange at 16 and 75 and the need for
Georgia DOT to turn on the traffic lights at 16 Highway and Old Jackson Road/Windy Lane. He has noted accidents have increased considerably since his business opened East of the area.
SECTION 4: CONCLUDING SESSION PRESENTING
☐ 2019-12-241 Executive Session-Personnel Chairman Rivers
Mr. Henderson moved to enter Executive Session for Real Estate and Personnel, seconded by Mr. Brown. Mr. Bill Jones was invited to attend Executive Session on the matter pertaining to real estate. Mr. Douglas later moved to reenter Regular Session, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent.
☐ 2019-12-242 Attorney Summary of Executive Session Mr. Ben Vaughn
Mr. Vaughn noted that a personnel matter and a real estate matter had been discussed.
☐ 2019-12-243 Adjournment of the 121st Session of the Butts County Board of Commissioners
Mr. Douglas moved to adjourn the 121st session sine die, seconded by Mr. Brown with unanimous consent.
Note: This is a summary of the meeting. The actual minutes will be substituted upon completion.