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BOCC Public Hearing Minutes September 23, 2009

 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
 
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
 
COURTHOUSE ANNEX
 
MINUTES OF THE FINAL PUBLIC HEARING
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
 
5:30 P.M.
           
The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in Special Session with the following members present: Justin Hamrick (District 1), Wayne Vickers (District 2), Renetta Parrish (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4), and Roy Ellis (District 5). Also present were County Attorney George T. Reeves, County Coordinator Allen Cherry, County Clerk Tim Sanders, Clerk Finance Director Sandy Bass, and Clerk Assistant Finance Director Lessia Freeman.
 
The Chairman, Honorable Wayne Vickers, called the Final Public Hearing on the proposed 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Budget to order.
 
Mr. Sanders presented a booklet entitled MADISON BOCC FINAL BUDGET FY 2010 dated September 23, 2009 and reviewed the attached 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Final Budget Recap dated September 23, 2009 for the following funds: General Fund; County Transportation Trust Fund; Capital Projects; Fine & Forfeiture Fund; Solid Waste/Recycling; Emergency Medical Services; Landfill Closure; and Fire Services. The revenues and expenditures of each fund were based upon an 8.9440 millage rate, a 12% increase in County Employee Health Insurance, and a 0% Cost of Living change, and $41,000 to the Madison County Health Department. Mr. Sanders reported all said funds were balanced at this time as well.
 
Mr. Sanders reviewed with the Board the approved tentative millage rate of 8.9440 for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, which is up from the current 8.4205 millage rate by 0.5235 mills. He reported both the current and proposed millage rates will produce proceeds in the amount of $5,898,528. He also reported the calculated roll-back rate to be 9.0964 mills.
 
The Clerk presented and read for the record Resolution No. 2009-09-23A, A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE FINAL LEVYING OF AD VALOREM TAXES FOR MADISON COUNTY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009/2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
 
Mr. Sanders also presented and read for the record Resolution No. 2009-09-23B, A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009/2010; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.   
 
Chairman Vickers opened the hearing for comments from the public.
 
Mr. Joe Todd asked the Board to consider a 2% Cost of Living raise for all county employees. Mr. Jerome Wyche, the County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator thanked Mr. Cherry and the Clerk and his finance staff for all their efforts with his department’s budget with severe cuts in revenues. Madison County Judge Wetzel Blair asked the Board to fund the entire Court Technology budget request submitted by Court Administration. The Clerk again reported said request is $9,429 over projected revenues from the $2.00 Court Technology recording fee.
 
The Clerk suggested the Board look at alternative funding for said Court Technology budget after the beginning of the 2009-2010 fiscal year if it so desired. Upon a motion by Commissioner Martin, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to address said budget request after October 1st.
 
There being no further comments from the public, the Public Hearing portion of the meeting was closed.
 
Commissioner Martin asked the Board to again consider some sort of raise for the county employees. With that said, he made a motion, which was seconded by Commissioner Ellis, to give all county employees a $500 bonus. The Clerk provided information on the costs of said raise for all funds, which total $108,726.50. Without Emergency Medical Services, which can increase its draw from the Local Option Sales Tax revenues, the total cost would be $100,114.50. Mr. Sanders stated said funds could come from either General Revenue Reserve funds or from the Fiscally Constrained Reserve fund or could come from further cuts in the budget. Commissioner Parrish stated she still wanted a 2% raise for all employees. Motion failed 2-3 with Chairman Vickers and Commissioners Hamrick and Parrish opposed.
 
Commissioner Parrish made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Martin, to give all county employees, except Department Heads, a 2% Cost of Living increase in salary. Motion failed 2-3 with Chairman Vickers and Commissioners Ellis and Hamrick opposed.
 
Chairman Vickers passed the gavel to Vice-Chairman Hamrick and made a motion for the Board to give all county employees a week paid vacation, with the stipulation that, if not used after one year, it would convert to Sick Leave. Motion died for lack of a second.
 
Commissioner Parrish made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Martin, 
to give all county employees a $500 Bonus. Motion failed 2-3 with Chairman Vickers and Commissioners Ellis and Hamrick opposed.
 
Commissioner Parrish made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Martin, to give all county employees a 1% Cost of Living increase in salary. Motion carried 4-1, with Commissioner Ellis opposed.
 
A motion was then made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Parrish to fund said salary increase expense in the amount of $63,046.23 from General Fund Reserve funds. Motion carried 5-0.  
 
A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Parrish for the Board to approve said Resolution 2009-09-23A, adopting an operating millage rate of 8.9440 mills for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Motion carried 5-0.
  
A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Parrish for the Board to approve said Resolution 2009-09-23B, adopting a Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Final Budget in the amount of $28,750,463. Motion carried 5-0.
 
There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:20 P.M.
 
 
 
                                                                        Board of County Commissioners
                                                                        Madison County, Florida
 
By: ____________________________
                                                                               Roy W. Vickers, Chairman
 
 
 
ATTEST:
 
_____________________________
Tim Sanders, Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners
 
 
 
  

FY 2009-2010 FINAL BUDGET RECAP
September 23, 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Based upon 8.9440 tentative millage rate,
12% increase in Health Insurance, and 0% Cost of Living change)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fund
Revenues
Expenditures
Balance
 
 
 
 
General
   5,898,528
          8,935,629
$0
 
   3,037,101
 
 
 
   8,935,629
 
 
 
 
 
 
Co. Transp Trust
               2,101,838
          2,101,838
$0
 
 
 
 
Capital Projects
               8,199,886
          8,199,886
$0
 
 * Includes no transfer from 5th & 6th rev. est. @ $659,932
 
 
 
 
Fine & Forfeiture
               4,693,402
          4,693,402
$0
 
 * Revenues include $4,204,627 transfer from General Fund
 
 
 
 
Solid Waste
               1,476,450
          1,476,450
$0
Recycling
                  113,787
             113,787
$0
 
 
 
 
EMS
               1,194,356
          1,194,356
$0
 
 * Revenues include $419,206 transfer from 1/2 cent LOST
 
 
 
 
Landfill Closure
                  178,495
             178,495
$0
 
 * Revenues include $105,000 transfer from General Fund
 
 
 
 
Fire
                  402,035
             402,035
$0

 
 
 

 

 


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