BOCC Budget Meeting – July 11, 2011

BUDGET WORKSHOP

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 11, 2011

 

 

The Budget Workshop of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.

 

Mrs. Rees reported to the Board the amounts provided to them were the same as before with the exception of a couple of line item changes.  The amounts included the estimated transfers from General Revenue into EMS, Fire, Technology and the Water Department’s budget was reduced as requested by Mr. Tummond.  The difference of $4,168,991 is a reflection of Revenues to Expenditures.  The estimated cash forward amount is $2,750,000, which means $1,418,991 is needed to balance the General Fund budget.  The amounts are calculated using the current millage rate of 7.4212 and the rolled back rate is 8.0614.  Mrs. Rees stated 1 mill is equal to $1,731,342.

 

PROPERTY APPRAISER – Mr. Barker stated he has cut his budget by 14.6%.

 

CLERK OF COURT – Ann Moody presented the budget for the Clerk of Court and stated it had been reduced by almost 6%.

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – Sheriff Smith stated the original budget submitted was $10,831,058.  The budget was then reduced by $375,998 to bring it to a total of $10,455,060 for a 3.5% reduction.

It was requested of Sheriff Smith to reduce his budget by an additional 4%.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Rick Bloom asked the Board for approval to proceed with application for the Fire Act Grant.  The Commissioners stated Mr. Bloom could proceed with application for the Grant as soon as it becomes available.

 

Mr. Moody spoke regarding Nature Coast Business Development/EZDA.

 

Budgets were presented by Directors of the following departments:

 

Animal Control – David Weatherford

Construction/Maintenance – Jimmy Jones

University Oaks/Manatee Water – Jimmy Jones and Dick Tummond

Building & Zoning – Rob Corbitt

Parks & Recreation/Mosquito Control – Matt Weldon

EMS – Paige Holt

Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

Planning – Shenley Neely

Veterans Services – Robert Lowyns

Road Department – Bruce Greenlee

Tourist Development – Carol McQueen

 

The Commissioners discussed:

Recreation Fund amounts allotted for each Commissioner.

Reducing funding for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare.

Funding for LARC and the Community Action Agency.

Possibility of eliminating funding to Nature Coast Business Development for the Director position until this position is filled.

 

Mrs. Rees asked the Commissioners to set the next budget hearing dates.  She suggested the tentative budget be set on September 8th at 6:30 P.M. and to set the final budget on September 19th.

The tentative millage has to be set by August 4th.  The Commissioners agreed to set the tentative millage at the regular Board Meeting on August 2nd.

 

The Commissioners asked for any changes to their budget be submitted to the Board office by this Thursday no later than 4:30 P.M.

 

The next budget workshop was set for July 19th at 5:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE BUDGET WORKSHOP ADJOURNED AT 11:24 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens