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BOCC Special Minutes August 7, 2008

                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS




                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX


                                           MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING


                                                    THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008


                                                                      9:00 A.M.



The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in Special Session with the following members present: Ricky Henderson (District 1), Wayne Vickers (District 2), Ronnie Moore (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4), and Roy Ellis (District 5).  Also present were County Coordinator Allen Cherry and County Clerk Tim Sanders along with the Clerk’s Finance Director Sandy Bass and Finance Deputy Clerk Lessia Freeman.


 The Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, called the meeting to order and stated the purpose of the meeting was to continue work on the 2008-2009 fiscal year budget.


Sheriff Pete Bucher reported a loss in revenues during the current fiscal year due primarily to a decrease in the Jail Bed Program with the Department of Corrections.  He stated the requested budget for 2008-09 is a conservative expenditures budget.  He asked the Board to retain funding for the two School Resource Officers that were cut by the School District.  He also asked the Board to consider security improvements to the Jail recreation yard if funds are available.


Madison County Memorial Hospital CEO David Abercrombie presented a booklet entitled FY 2008-2009 BUDGET REQUEST dated August 7, 2008.  He stated the requests for funding were for a wish list of items needed by the hospital.  He stated funds appropriated by the County for Indigent Care are essential and reported the hospital currently collects about 30 cents on the dollar or approximately $150,000 to $200,000 uncompensated healthcare per month.  Mr. Abercrombie also presented a paper entitled SEVEN MONTH HISTORY OF PROGRESS January 1 – July 31, 2008.  In conclusion Mr. Abercrombie asked the Board to budget the same funds for Indigent Care as in the current fiscal year.


The Tax Collector, Honorable Frances Ginn, reviewed her requested budget in the amount of $450,529.77.


The Clerk followed with a budget request of $265,919.80 for the County’s Finance and Accounting function of his office.  For the Board’s information he also shared his Budget Submission to the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation, of which he is a Board Member, for the Article V Court-related expenditures of the Clerk’s Office in the amount of $439,273.


Representatives from Refuge House made their annual request for funds, this year in the amount of $6500.


Madison County Senior Citizens Executive Director Rosa Richardson reviewed the many services provided by the senior centers located in Madison and Greenville and asked the Board to again contribute $30,000 to Senior Citizens.


Madison County Extension Director Diann Douglas reviewed the Agriculture and Home Economics requested budget in the amount of $146,367.21.  Ms. Douglas agreed to eliminate Capital Outlay in the amount of $2000 and use available 2007-08 funds for needed purchases.


Supervisor of Elections, Honorable Jada Woods Williams, reviewed her requested budget in the amount of  $273,364.46.


In conclusion, the Clerk reviewed a Salary Increase Projection for each fund type at a rate of 2.5%.  He also presented and reviewed Employee Health Insurance Projections for each fund type for the current plan with an increase of 8.9% and another VISTA Plan with a 7.2% decrease in costs.


The Board by consensus agreed to meet again to continue the budget process on Thursday, August 14th.


There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 12:40 P.M.


                                                                        Board of County Commissioners

                                                                        Madison County, Florida



                                                                              Alfred Martin, Chairman




Tim Sanders, Clerk to the Board of

County Commissioners


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