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BOCC Public Hearing September 24, 2008


                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                 MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX
                                            MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING
                                             WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 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 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 Final 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 dated September 24, 2008 and reviewed the attached FY 2008-2009 FINAL BUDGET RECAP of the following funds based upon a proposed roll-back millage rate of 8.4205, $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.
Following the Clerk’s proposed budget review, the Chairman opened the hearing for comments from the public. Hearing none, the Public Hearing portion of the meeting was closed. 
Chairman Martin reminded the Clerk and fellow Commissioners the Board previously approved an increase in the Madison Volunteer Fire Department budget equal to the Greenville and Lee Volunteer Fire Department budgets. A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Henderson to increase the Madison VFD budget from $15,913 to $21, 218. Motion carried unanimously (5-0).
Chairman Martin added that he asked the County Coordinator to make a report to the Board on a possible Fire Chief for the county and suggested the Board work on this new position during the next fiscal year.
The Clerk reported the Sheriff’s final insurance expense was approximately $30,000 under the budgeted amount. Mr. Sanders suggested, in light of the Sheriff’s need for fuel and vehicles, that $30,000 be transferred from insurance to capital outlay for a new vehicle and also an additional amount for fuel. He stated Sheriff Bucher agreed to use the vehicle for additional coverage of Interstate 10 to enhance the $15 distribution to the Court Facilities Fund from citations for Bailiff expenditures in the amount of $57,500. Upon a motion from Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, the Board voted unanimously to approve said transfer of $30,000.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Henderson, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2008-09-24A, 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 2008/2009; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE ($700,497,626 gross taxable value for operating purposes; 8.4205 operating millage rate, which is equal to the rolled-back rate).
A motion was then made by Commissioner Henderson and seconded by Commissioner Ellis to approve Resolution 2008-09-24B, A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE ($26,896,688 appropriations and revenue estimate). Motion carried 5-0.
There being no further business, Chairman Martin adjourned the meeting at 5:55 P.M.
                                                                        Board of County Commissioners
                                                                        Madison County, Florida
                                                                             Alfred Martin, Chairman
            Tim Sanders
           Clerk, Board of County Commissioners
September 24, 2008
(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                              10,888,975                                              $0
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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