BOCC Public Hearing September 8, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 8, 2016 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:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

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

Adopt Tentative Millage Rate and Resolution 2016-058

Jared Blanton spoke to the Board stating the millage rate included in Resolution 2016-058 is 9.0000 for the General Fund for fiscal year 2016/2017.  This rate represents a 10.30% increase over the rolled back rate of 8.1598.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the millage rate as presented.

Those in the audience speaking were:  Renate Cannon, Barney Cannon, Dana Sheffield, and Sallie Ann Collins.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-58 adopting the tentative millage rate of 9.0000 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

Adopt Tentative Budget for 2016-2017 and Resolution 2016-059

Mr. Blanton presented the budget for the General Fund for fiscal year 2016/2017 in the amount of $63,442,763.  Mr. Blanton pointed out since the last workshop, there were some changes.  The Chiefland allocation for the Fire Fund was increased and the Transit budget has been streamlined per Connie Conley by utilizing grant programs which reimburse at a higher rate.  This budget has not been adjusted at this time.  There is now showing an increase to the Tax Collector’s budgeted commission for their Department of Revenue approved budget of $75,000.  This was discussed at the last budget meeting.  Mr. Blanton mentioned the budget as it is presented does not reflect the Clerk of Court’s original request of $825,260 which is a $38,472 increase of which $15,000 is for insurance increases.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-059 adopting the tentative budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 as presented.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

Discuss pay issues regarding storm work

Mr. Moody presented a situation which had come to light regarding pay for employees which had worked during the storm.  There had been questions as to whether pay to employees would be at straight time or overtime for the two (2) days closed during the storm which would have otherwise been a regular working day.

Mr. Blanton explained the complications encountered with the unusual situation this payroll had presented.

It was agreed to direct staff to research and develop a policy concerning call-out/overtime pay to employees for future events similar to this.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:25 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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