MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 AT 5:30 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

                                    Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ABSENT:                      Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

Discussion and consideration of the following:

 

1.         Receive information on the 2012 tax digest and take action as may be appropriate.

 

                        County Administrator Alan Ours reported the tax digest had decreased less than projected.  It had been projected to decrease 12.8%, but the actual decrease was 9.47%.  The projected value of 1 mill was $3,949,481,000, but the actual value is $4,109,776,569 in the general fund.

 

The FY13 budget was adopted based on the projected digest value with a millage rate of 5.673 in the general fund, 1.72 mill in the Fire Fund (for those districts that pay into the Fire Fund), and 0.46 in the newly established Capital Projects Fund (excluding Jekyll, which does not pay into the fund). The Capital Projects Fund will be used to fund items needed for the Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). 

Based on the actual tax digest, if the Board decided to rollback the general fund millage rate to 5.48 it would require $2,458,890 be taken from the reserve fund to balance the budget. If the Board chose to keep the millage rate in the general fund at the 2011 rate of 5.673 mills, only $1,702,195 would need to be taken from the reserve fund to balance the budget.

 

Mr. Ours asked the Board for direction as to which millage rate the Board wished to use when advertising for the upcoming public hearings prior to the adoption of the millage rates.

Commissioner Coleman suggested that the Capital Projects Fund millage rate be decreased and the purchase of vehicles and other capital items, such as the repairs to the Selden Park pool and Blythe Island Regional Park boat launch, be postponed. The other commissioners did not want to postpone the purchases because they felt the items were needed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to advertise for public hearings on the proposed millage rates for 2012 as 5.673 for the General Fund, 1.68 for the Fire Fund, and 0.49 for the Capital Projects Fund.  The motion carried 4-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

           

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk