Called Meeting Minutes – June 18, 2018

Jasper County Board of Commissioners
June 18, 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, Don Jernigan, and Doug Luke.
Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, Finance Director, Dennis Pate, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Invocation:
District 5 – Doug Luke
Agenda Approval:
Comm. Jernigan made motion approve the agenda as presented, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.
Commissioner’s Items:
Luke – List of Mandatory Increases complete.
Henry – None
Jernigan – None
Salmon – None
Pennnamon – Senior Center and Extension Service vans are parked out front for photo.
Presentations/Delegations:
None
Regular Agenda:

Old Business:
Approve Employee Health Insurance Program:
Mr. Kelly Fox reviewed spreadsheet with Commissioners. (A copy will be attached and made a part of the official minutes).
Mr. Fox noted the underwriting has been completed and the partially funded program with Cigna. Total annual increase with keeping employee deductions as they are would be $269,519.84 annually. They did negotiate that Cigna would allow for deductible carry-over credit so anyone that has met their deductible will roll into this plan.
Mr. Fox noted he recommends we move back to Companion for dental and life.
Mr. Fox reviewed deduction options for employees with Commissioners.
Mr. Fox noted the partially self-funded format will help us to be a little more consistent with our renewals as well.
Comm. Jernigan made motion to go with ABA/Cigna for coverage and Option 2 under the percentage cost sharing options, Luke seconded; Jernigan, Luke, Pennamon, Salmon vote yes; Henry opposed; passed 4 to 1.
Comm. Henry expressed concern with the amount of increased deductions for employees.
Comm. Luke noted we can’t undo the Healthcare Act.
Comm. Luke made motion to go back with Companion for dental and basic life, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
FY 2019 Budget – Additional Budget Review:
Commissioners reviewed the updated consolidated budget sheet.
Mr. Benton noted the total budget is $10,486,661 with additional insurance of $43,239 for a new total budget of $10,529,900.
Comm. Pennamon noted we had a good fund balance at audit last year, based on County Manager’s estimate we are looking at a $300,000 additional fund balance. He recommends take the $100,000 in contingency out the budget to bring the budget total to $10,429,900.
Comm. Salmon clarified that the $10,429,900 takes into account all the changes.
Mr. Benton noted it does.
Mr. Benton noted the fund balance needed to balance the budget would be $261,646
Comm. Luke made motion to advertise final budget at $10,429,900 taken into account a $100,000 decrease in contingency to arrive at that number, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
County Attorney Items:
None
County Manager Items:
None
Citizens Comments: Jasper County Board of Commissioners
June 18, 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, Don Jernigan, and Doug Luke.
Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, Finance Director, Dennis Pate, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Invocation:
District 5 – Doug Luke
Agenda Approval:
Comm. Jernigan made motion approve the agenda as presented, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.
Commissioner’s Items:
Luke – List of Mandatory Increases complete.
Henry – None
Jernigan – None
Salmon – None
Pennnamon – Senior Center and Extension Service vans are parked out front for photo.
Presentations/Delegations:
None
Regular Agenda:

Old Business:
Approve Employee Health Insurance Program:
Mr. Kelly Fox reviewed spreadsheet with Commissioners. (A copy will be attached and made a part of the official minutes).
Mr. Fox noted the underwriting has been completed and the partially funded program with Cigna. Total annual increase with keeping employee deductions as they are would be $269,519.84 annually. They did negotiate that Cigna would allow for deductible carry-over credit so anyone that has met their deductible will roll into this plan.
Mr. Fox noted he recommends we move back to Companion for dental and life.
Mr. Fox reviewed deduction options for employees with Commissioners.
Mr. Fox noted the partially self-funded format will help us to be a little more consistent with our renewals as well.
Comm. Jernigan made motion to go with ABA/Cigna for coverage and Option 2 under the percentage cost sharing options, Luke seconded; Jernigan, Luke, Pennamon, Salmon vote yes; Henry opposed; passed 4 to 1.
Comm. Henry expressed concern with the amount of increased deductions for employees.
Comm. Luke noted we can’t undo the Healthcare Act.
Comm. Luke made motion to go back with Companion for dental and basic life, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
FY 2019 Budget – Additional Budget Review:
Commissioners reviewed the updated consolidated budget sheet.
Mr. Benton noted the total budget is $10,486,661 with additional insurance of $43,239 for a new total budget of $10,529,900.
Comm. Pennamon noted we had a good fund balance at audit last year, based on County Manager’s estimate we are looking at a $300,000 additional fund balance. He recommends take the $100,000 in contingency out the budget to bring the budget total to $10,429,900.
Comm. Salmon clarified that the $10,429,900 takes into account all the changes.
Mr. Benton noted it does.
Mr. Benton noted the fund balance needed to balance the budget would be $261,646
Comm. Luke made motion to advertise final budget at $10,429,900 taken into account a $100,000 decrease in contingency to arrive at that number, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
County Attorney Items:
None
County Manager Items:
None
Citizens Comments:
None
Executive Session:
None
Adjourn:
Comm. Jernigan made motion to adjourn at 6:37 p.m., Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
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Carl Pennamon, Chairman

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Sharon Robinson, Clerk

None
Executive Session:
None
Adjourn:
Comm. Jernigan made motion to adjourn at 6:37 p.m., Comm. Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.
___________________________
Carl Pennamon, Chairman

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Sharon Robinson, Clerk