Special BOCC Final Budget Hearing Meeting September 14, 2015

FINAL BUDGET HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

 

 

The Final Budget Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 14, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown 

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Non Ad-Valorem Special Assessments

 

1. Requesting approval of Resolution 2015-37, Annual rates for Fire Protection Services.

 

Comm. John Meeks presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution 2015-37 for Board approval.  Mr. Moody stated the rates for each of the Resolution are the same as last year.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-37 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

2. Request approval of Resolution 2015-38, Annual rate for EMS Tax Assessment.

 

Comm. John Meeks presented the Annual EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution, Resolution 2015-38 for Board approval.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual EMS Tax Assessment Resolution.
Renate Cannon and Dana Sheffield spoke.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-38 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

3. Request approval of Resolution 2015-39, Annual rate for Solid Waste Assessment.

 

Comm. John Meeks presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution 2015-39 for Board approval.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual Solid Waste Assessment Resolution.

Dana Sheffield spoke.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-39 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

4. Request approval of Resolution 2015-40, Annual rate for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Comm. John Meeks presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments, Resolution 2015-40 for Board approval.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

Sallie Ann Collins spoke.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-40 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Finance

Sheila Rees

 

1. Request approval of Resolution 2015-44 for adopting the Final Millage for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

Mrs. Rees requested the Board approve Resolution 2015-44, adopting the Final Millage for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.  Mrs. Rees stated the millage rate had been tentatively set at 8.2741, which funds the budget as currently calculated, with the rolled back rate of 8.1662.  The tentative millage rate is 1.32% over the rolled back rate.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the millage rate.

Renate Cannon spoke.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-44, adopting the final millage rate at 8.2741 with the rolled back rate of 8.1662 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

2. Request approval of Resolution 2015-45 for the adoption of the Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-45 for the adoption of the Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.  Mrs. Rees provided information to the Board members of amendments to the tentative budget previously approved.  The total amount for the amendments will increase the budget by $1,104,854.  If approved, the total budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 will be $60,523,360.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the final budget as presented.

Dana Sheffield spoke.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the amendments as presented and to approve Resolution 2015-45 adopting the fiscal year 2015-2016 final budget in the amount of $60,523,360.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:00 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                  Chairman, John Meeks