Called Meeting Minutes – June 14, 2018

           Jasper County Board of Commissioners

June 14, 2018

Called Meeting Minutes

6:00 P.M.


Comm. Pennamon called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon, Bruce Henry, and Don Jernigan. Doug Luke arrived at 6:06 p.m.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, and Administrative Specialist, Cynthia Peters. County Attorney, David Ozburn arrived at 6:07 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance:


District 4 – Craig Salmon

Agenda Approval:

Comm. Jernigan made motion approve the agenda as presented, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Commissioner’s Items:

Luke – None.

Henry – None

Jernigan – None

Salmon – None

Pennnamon – None



Regular Agenda:



Old Business:

FY 2019 Proposed Budget, 2018 Digest and Millage Rate – Consensus to Advertise:

Comm. Pennamon reviewed the budget numbers.

Commissioners had discussion on pay increase for employees. It should be merit only and all appraisals should be done. Goal is August 1, to decide how to distribute pay increase. County Manager to make sure that all department heads have all employee reviews complete.

Commissioners had discussion on employee health insurance.

Mr. Benton noted that Kelly Fox will have some final numbers for him on Friday, June 16. A called meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 18 to discuss employee health insurance. A final cost will be provided by Cigna at that time.

Comm. Salmon made motion to set the millage rate at the roll back rate of 15.904, a 3% pay increase for employees with a total budget not to exceed the amount of $10,540,373 and that includes payroll contingency line item with difference coming from Fund Balance, Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.

County Attorney Items:


County Manager Items:


Citizens Comments:


Executive Session:








Comm. Henry made motion to adjourn at 6:18 p.m., Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.


Carl Pennamon, Chairman



Cynthia Peters, Administrative Specialist