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BOCC Special Minutes September 11, 2008


                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX
                                            MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING
                                             WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
                                                                      5:30 P.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 Commissioner Roy Ellis (District 5). Also present were County Clerk Tim Sanders, Clerk of Courts Director of Finance Sandra Bass, and Deputy Clerk Lessia Freeman.
The Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, called the First Public Hearing on the budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 to order. 
Mr. Sanders referred to a booklet entitled MADISON BOCC TENTATIVE BUDGET FY 2009 and reviewed Budget Recap #4 of the following funds based upon a previously adopted proposed millage rate of 8.9015, $41,000 to the County Health Department, a 3.0%/$750 minimum cost of living adjustment for county employees, 7.2% decrease in Health Insurance costs, and $300,000 Amendment 1 funds from the Legislature: General, County Transportation Trust Fund, Capital Projects, Fine and Forfeiture, Emergency Medical Services, Solid Waste, Landfill Closure, and Fire. The Clerk reported the 8.9015 tentative millage and resulting $325,846 balance in the General Fund could be reduced to the roll-back millage rate of 8.4205 and $5,753 General Fund balance as evidenced by the attached FY 2008-2009 BUDGET RECAP #4 A.
Commissioner Moore recommended additional funding for Big Bend Transit and stated he would try to obtain the actual amount requested by Big Bend Transit from Madison County.
The Chairman opened the hearing for comments from the public. After comments from Mr. Jack McLeod, Mr. Mark Branham, Mrs. Dorothy Bacot, and Mr. Sully Economou, the Public Hearing portion of the meeting was closed. 
Commissioner Moore made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, to approve the Tentative Millage of said 8.4205 mills. Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
The Property Appraiser, Honorable Leigh Barfield, explained frequently asked Amendment 1 questions in her office regarding Madison County property values, Homestead Exemption Caps, and Recapture Rates.
A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Ellis to approve the Tentative Budget based upon said Tentative Millage of 8.4205 mills. Motion carried 5-0.
There being no further business, Chairman Martin adjourned the meeting at 6:15 P.M.
                                                                        Board of County Commissioners
                                                                        Madison County, Florida
                                                                             Alfred Martin, Chairman
            Tim Sanders
           Clerk, Board of County Commissioners
FY 2008-2009 BUDGET RECAP #4 A
(Based upon 8.4205 millage rate cap, 7.2% decrease in Health Insurance, 3%/$7500min. c.o.l.a. $300,000 Amendment 1 funds from Legislature, & $41,000 to County Health Department)
Fund                            Revenues                     Expenditures                       Balance
General                                   10,888,975                              10,883,222                                              $5,753
Co. TTF                                 2,656,940                                2,656,940                                                0
Cap. Projects                         2,597,213                               2,597,213                                                0
                                                (Includes $235,725 transfer to Capital Projects reserve)
Fine & Forf.                            4,857,244                               4,857,244                               0
                                                (balanced with $4,317,999 from General)
Solid Waste                          1,458,207                              1,458,207                                               0
EMS                                        1,095,636                               1,095,636                                               0                                                                              (balanced with $428,136 from Small County Surtax ( ½ old L.O.S.T.)         
Landfill Clos.                            156,000                                    156,000                                               0
                                                (balanced with $93,000 from General)
Fire                                                         402,630                                       402,630                                               0                                                                 (Includes $69,990 transfer to Fire Board reserve)

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