MINUTES OF A TENTATIVE BUDGET HEARING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 12, 1994.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a tentative budget hearing on September 12, 1994, at 7:00 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Fred Wilkerson, Chairman

Wilbur Bush

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Meveree Carlisle and Darrell Smith, county residents.



Mr. Barron explained that based on current year property values of $172,278,543.00, an increase in property tax revenues will be approximately 5.47%. The county is currently operating at a millage rate of 10 mills, which is the same rate that has been in effect for several years. Since there is no increase in the millage rate, the increased property tax revenue is due to new construction in the county, and the Property Appraiser's efforts to re-evaluate each parcel. According to law, every three years, the Property Appraiser must evaluate each parcel in the county. Mr. Harrison has had several field staff working on the project.



Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt a tentative millage rate of 10 mills for general government operations, by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved:



RESOLUTION 94-36



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE FOR

FISCAL YEAR 1994-95.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 12th day of September, 1994, held a public hearing to adopt a tentative millage rate for the tax year beginning October 1, 1994; and



WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly noticed as provided by statute; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has further considered the tentative millage rate to be levied;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, as follows:



The tentative ad valorem tax millage rate to be levied for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1994, shall be ten (10) mills. Said millage rate exceeds the rolled-back computed pursuant to Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, which amount is characterized as the percentage increase in property taxes adopted by the governing body, said percentage increase being 5.47 percent.



RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 12th day of September, 1994, by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:

/a/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron reviewed with the Board the proposed budgets, as amended in the last budget workshop. According to Mr. Barron General Revenue Fund has a reserve of $92,000 with no cash carry-over. Even though Mr. Barron anticipates that there will be a cash carry-over, the amount can not be determined until the fiscal year is closed out. All funds before the Board today are balanced with reserves for contingencies. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve, by resolution, the tentative budgets as proposed. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 94-37



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL

YEAR 1994-95.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 12th day of September, 1994, held a public hearing to adopt its tentative budget for fiscal year beginning October 1, 1994; and



WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly noticed as provided by statute and the tentative budget has been considered by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida that the proposed tentative budget for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1994, regarding the General Fund, Court Facilities Trust Fund, Capital Outlays, Emergency Medical Services, Solid Waste Disposal, Collection and Recycling Services, Law Enforcement Trust Fund, SHIP Fund, State Attorney and Public Defender Trust Fund, Fine and Forfeiture Trust Fund, Law Library, and Transportation Trust Fund be and is hereby adopted.



RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 12th day of September, 1994, by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron explained to the Board that the current and proposed millage rate for MSTU (fire services) is half a mill, which generates approximately $73,112 in ad valorem taxes. This represents a 5.47% increase, due to the increase in property values. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the tentative millage rate of half a mill for MSTU, by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 94-38



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE FOR

MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT FOR FISCAL YEAR

COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 1994.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, has this 12th day of September, 1994, held a public hearing to tentatively adopt a millage rate for its Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1994; and



WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County has further considered the tentative millage rate to be levied;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, as follows:



The ad valorem tax millage rate to be levied for the Municipal Service Taxing Unit beginning October 1, 1994, shall be one-half (1/2) mill. Said millage rate exceeds the rolled-back computed pursuant to Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, which amount is characterized as the percentage increase in property taxes adopted by the governing body, said percentage increase being 5.47 percent.



RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 12th day of September, 1994, by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron reviewed the proposed tentative budget for MSTU (fire services), which was amended by the Board in previous budget workshops. The budget has a sufficient reserve and cash carry over and is balanced with revenues and expenditures totalling $119,722. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to approve the tentative budget for MSTU, by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 94-39



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR MUNICIPAL

SERVICE TAXING UNIT FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING

OCTOBER 1, 1994.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, has this 12th day of September, 1994, held a public hearing to adopt its tentative Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) budget for fiscal year beginning October 1, 1994; and



WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute and the tentative budget has been amended as the Board of County Commissioners has considered appropriate;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida that the tentative budget for Municipal Service Taxing Unit be and is hereby adopted.



RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 12th day of September, 1994, by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board discussed with the Board the Property Appraiser's request for a written agreement for his work on the 911 addressing project. The Board had previously discussed the project with the Property Appraiser, and he indicated that he could perform the necessary addressing and verification for $6000. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Property Appraiser, to complete the 911 addressing and verification project, for a rate of $6000. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved.



The Board unanimously agreed, upon motion from Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to set the final budget hearing for September 26, 1994. There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK