Called Meeting Minutes – April 30, 2018

 Jasper County Board of Commissioners

April 30, 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, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan, and Doug Luke. Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon was absent.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Invocation:

District 3, Don Jernigan

Agenda Approval:

Comm. Luke made motion approve the agenda adding New Business Item 1 – Proclamation for Rev. Jimmy Horton, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Commissioner’s Items:

Luke – Noted he received several calls on Public Works and the great job they did on Pitts Chapel Road Bridge.

Henry – None

Jernigan – None

Pennamon – None

Presentations/Delegations:

None

Regular Agenda:

Old Business:

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses Financing:

Mr. Benton noted our Fire Rescue SCBA’s expired and became inoperable.  The BOC approved the purchase of the 46 SCBA’s at it’s December 4, 2017 Board Meeting for a total purchase cost of $332,021.56.  Staff was asked to obtain additional lease financing options using the amount received from the conservation breach on the property being developed as the Peninsula at Jackson Lake Property as a down payment.  The amount received from the covenant breach was $54,243.67.

Mr. Benton noted he received amortization schedules from BB&T.  BB&T allows a 60-day window once you purchase the items, next week is that 60-day window. We need to make a decision on the terms as listed:

Principal – $332,021.56

60 Months, 3.72%, Monthly Lease Payment – $6072.82, Annual Lease Cost – $72,873.84,

Total Payments – $364,369.20

 

84 Months, 3.86%, Monthly Lease Payment – $4516.97, Annual Lease Cost – $54,203.64

Total Payments – $379,425.48

 

Principal – $277,777.89

60 Months, 3.72%, Monthly Lease Payment – $5080.68, Annual Lease Cost – $60,968.16,

Total Payments – $304,840.80

 

84 Months, 3.86%, Monthly Lease Payment – $3779.02, Annual Lease Cost – $45,348.24,

Total Payments – $317,437.68

 

Mr. Benton noted a representative from BB&T will be here the end of this week to conduct closing and there will be one payment that will be due this current fiscal year so we will need to decide if the payment will be charged to contingency line item or Fire Rescue budget.

Comm. Luke questioned if there is a pre-payment penalty.

Mr. Benton noted there is not.

Comm. Luke clarified that the life span of the packs is 15 years.

Chief Finch noted yes.

Comm. Pennamon noted we need to have a plan going forward for 5-10 years.

Comm. Luke made motion to approve the resolution of lease financing of $277,777.89 for 60 months at 3.72% with a monthly lease payment of $5080.68 and annual lease cost of $60,968.16 total payments at term of $304,840.80 with anticipation to try to pay off early; Henry seconded; Luke Henry vote yes; Pennamon, Jernigan vote no. Tie vote.

Comm. Jernigan made motion to approve the resolution of lease financing of $332,021.56 for 60 months at 3.72% with a monthly lease payment of $6072.82, annual lease cost of $72,873.84 and total payments at term of $364,369.20 with anticipation to pay off early, Pennamon seconded; Jernigan and Pennamon vote yes; Luke and Henry vote no. Tie vote.

Mr. Benton again noted the 60-day window and how time is of the essence.

Comm. Henry made motion to table this until after the discussion of the FY2019 Budget, Pennamon seconded; passed unanimously.

New Business:

Rev. Jimmy Horton – Proclamation:

Ms. Robinson read the Proclamation for record. (A copy is attached and made a part of the official minutes).

Comm. Luke made motion to adopt the Proclamation as read, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Pennamon noted the reason he wanted this done tonight is because Rev. Horton  will be honored on Sunday.

Old Business:

FY 2019 Budget Discussion:

Mr. Benton reviewed the obligated mandated increases with Board.

Comm. Jernigan noted he would really like the rate increase to start out at 5% with 2% COLA and 3% performance.

Comm. Pennamon noted then we will have to make up a shortfall difference of $426,000.

Comm. Jernigan noted that is just a starting point, we can come down from there.

Comm. Luke noted he would like to see us go with the rollback rate of 15.904 on budget; on the SCBA’s go with 84 months financing since there is no prepayment penalty; and take the $54,423.67 and apply it to the amount of 3% increase for county employees and we cut the amount we have to come up with; a win-win-win situation.

Comm. Jernigan noted if we can cut enough out of the budget we may be able to go up to a 4% pay raise.

Comm. Henry requested to look at each department that is increasing more than 10%; if we are going to look at cuts we should start there with those departments.

Comm. Pennamon noted the Sheriff has $168,000 in Sheriff vehicle financing that will be a lease purchase later in the fiscal year, so the amount will decrease.

Mr. Benton noted our revenue change is very small. This is why we went back to the FY2017 budget for FY 2018 budget. He thought the approach was that we maintain the budgets where they are currently adding the mandated obligated increases.

Mr. Benton questioned if the Board was willing to use some fund balance to make the budget whole.

Comm. Luke noted he feels like we can accomplish everything we are trying to do tonight, still make some cuts, get down as low as we can get and use some fund balance to balance the budget.

Comm. Pennamon noted he would like to go with current budget, and the mandated obligated and between 3% and 4% salary increase and try to do the cuts and use fund balance for the difference.

Comm. Luke noted this is not easy, but we have to remember we took away furlough days. This is not going to happen overnight.

Comm. Henry questioned if we know where we are on fund balance.

Mr. Benton noted the audited number on fund balance through June 30, 2017 is $4,539,810.  He does expect a positive change in fund balance this year as well.

Mr. Benton reviewed the budgets with increases over 10% and explained the increases.

Comm. Luke asked to make a consensus on what we would like to see.

Commissioners agreed to shoot for a rollback of 15.904, with a 3% to 4% increase and we will need to look for $218,000.

Old Business:

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses Financing cont’d:

Comm. Luke made motion to approve the resolution of lease financing of $332,021.56 for 84 months at 3.86% with a monthly lease payment of $4516.97, annual lease cost of $54,203.64 and total payments at term of $379,425.48 with anticipation to pay off early, Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously

Comm. Henry noted we need to have a plan to pay off early and not just talk about it.

 

County Attorney Items:

None

County Manager Items:

None

Citizens Comments:

None

Executive Session:

None

Adjourn:

Comm. Jernigan made motion to adjourn at 7:20 p.m., Comm. Luke seconded; passed unanimously.

___________________________

Carl Pennamon, Chairman

 

___________________________

Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk

Work Session Minutes – April 23, 2018

Jasper County Board of Commissioners
April 23, 2018
Work Session 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 was absent.
Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, Finance Director, Dennis Pate, Chief Appraiser, Lynn Bentley, Public Works Director, Preston Campbell, Extension Agent, Kasey Hall, and Sheriff Donnie Pope.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Invocation: Preston Campbell
Comm. Pennamon noted this is a Work Session on FY 2019 Budget and Roads.
Comm. Henry noted he would like to start on the road plan first.
Mr. Benton noted he met with Preston and Engineer, Robert Jordan and come up with a plan for Chip Sealing. They have identified 12 roads.
Comm. Pennamon noted he feels we need to change the way we pick roads in an effort to take the politics out of it, he would like staff to pick the roads and commissioners figure out how to fund them. He also would like to have County Manager less involved and have the Public Works Director and the County Engineer handle this responsibility.
Mr. Benton provided handouts for board members. (A copy of these handouts are attached to the official minutes).
Mr. Campbell noted the list of roads on the 2018 Chip Seal Plan as; Stroz Drive, Deerfield Farms, Blackbird Circle, Falcon Circle, Bluebird Court, Bluejay Court, Shirley Drive, Jasper Street, Monticello Street, Macon Street, Jackson Street, and Deer Run Circle. There are 12 roads for a total of 3.6 miles.
Mr. Benton noted GDOT has informed us there are federal funds available for striping and signage with no county match required. There are 63 miles of roads that have been obtained from Sheriff information on highly traveled roads, the roads are Jackson Lake Road, County Line Road, Post Road, Pitts Chapel Road, Aikenton Road, Henderson Mill Road, Bethel Church Road, Clay Road, Fellowship Road, and Fullerton-Phillip’s Road.
Mr. Benton noted the county would be responsible for brooming ahead of the striping machine. This project is for 2019. We will also have to remove the signage.
Mr. Benton also noted that GDOT has asked that if any of the roads listed are scheduled for re-surfacing, please take them off the list. He further noted that he asked if any are taken off can we add some more, and he was told yes we could.
Mr. Benton recommended removing Post Road as we have already done part of this road; he requested Preston and Robert to come up with like mileage roads, and they came up with Rock Eagle Road and Wild Road.
Mr. Benton noted GDOT needs a letter of interest tomorrow.
Mr. Benton updated the Board on Shepherd Road Project. Geotechnical Consultants are performing boring tests for the purpose of recommending depth of full depth reclamation, cement spread rates and new asphalt top layer thickness.
Mr. Benton updated the board on the Lakeshore Drive Speed Humps, noting that the plan is to install 4 additional speed humps for an approximate cost of $3600.
Mr. Benton updated the board on the status of the Road Plan and 2018 LMIG.
Comm. Salmon questioned on the rating system does that mean it is to be completed 2018.
Mr. Benton noted yes it does.
Mr. Benton noted the LMIG payment for 2018 has been received. The county match is $163,877.91; it has been determined that the best option for this road would be full depth reclamation.
Comm. Pennamon noted we will have to have more discussion on LMIG at the May meeting.
Mr. Campbell updated the board on Bridge projects noting, Pitts Chapel Bride and Old Adgateville Road Bridges are done.
Comm. Salmon questioned the status of Pitts Chapel Bridge replacement.
Mr. Benton noted GDOT told him it was in the design phase.
Mr. Benton updated the board on concrete bridges noting; Barr Bridge Road Bridge issues; the bridge has exposed abutment lip on each end.
Comm. Henry questioned if anyone has looked at it since the fall.
Mr. Benton noted he went out and looked at it.
Comm. Henry noted there is a huge piece of concrete rock that has blown out so they may want to go look at it again.
Mr. Benton noted we will get to work on it.
Mr. Benton noted he received MOA’s on Post Road Bridge over Pittman Creek and Murder Creek. He does not agree with the cost and has requested additional information from DOT.
Comm. Pennamon noted he feels we should sit down with DOT, would like to put this on a Called Meeting to sit down with DOT.
Comm. Pennamon noted that Mr. Benton should delegate the work to Public Works and if the money is in the budget get it done.
Comm. Pennamon noted he asked Mr. Benton to look at current budget and what are mandated and obligated costs regardless of any increase in budget requests; then we can look at salary increases.
Comm. Jernigan noted he would like to give the employees pay raises.
Mr. Benton reviewed the total amount of increases requested by departments. The mandated obligated numbers will be provided next week.
Mr. Benton noted the insurance renewal came in at 60% increase; however, our insurance representative is working hard to get this down.
Comm. Salmon noted for the past 6 years health insurance has been hurting us, we came up with HRA, increased deductibles and saved us about $100,000 a year.
Mr. Benton noted it has worked out well for us.
Mr. Benton reminded there is a Comprehensive Plan Meeting tomorrow.
Comm. Pennamon declared the Work Session closed at 6:50 p.m.
___________________________
Carl Pennamon, Chairman
___________________________
Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk

Work Session Minutes – April 19, 2018

Jasper County Board of Commissioners

Joint Work Session with Monticello City Council

Work Session Minutes – Service Delivery Strategy

Thursday April 19, 2018

6:00 P.M.

Location: City Meeting Room

 

 

Commissioners Present: Chairman Carl Pennamon, Commissioners Bruce Henry, Doug Luke, and Don Jernigan.

 

County Staff Present: County Manager Mike Benton, County Attorney, David Ozburn

 

City Council Members Present –Mayor Bryan Standifer, Mayor Pro Tem Stone Workman, Councilmembers David Wease, Cynthia Miller, and Jenny Murphy

 

City Staff Present –Doug White, City Manager and LaThaydra Sands, City Clerk

 

The City of Shady Dale was not represented.

 

Mayor Standifer called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Comm. Luke offered the invocation.

 

City Clerk LaThaydra Sands called the roll.

 

Mayor Standifer introduced Council members and Chairman Pennamon introduced the Board of Commissioners.

 

Mayor Standifer discussed the guidelines of the SDS work session noting there would be

No public comments as this work session was scheduled for the 3 governing entities of Jasper County. There will be one spokesman for each governing body and time limit of meeting is one hour

 

Chairman Pennamon objected to there being only one spokesman per group.

 

 

Mr. Benton provided a recap handout to Commissioners.

 

Animal Control- County

Code Enforcement- Undecided

Courts/Superior, Juvenile, Probate, Magistrate, Recorder-County

Economic Development-County

Elections- County (contracts with outside entities)

Emergency Medical Service- County (city pays for utilities at Station 3)

Fire Protection-County

Hospital-Undecided

Indigent Defense-County

Jails-County

Law Enforcement-County

Libraries-Undecided

Mapping/Addresses-County

Parks and Recreation-County and City

Planning and Zoning-County and City

Public Works-County and City

Public Housing-City

Solid waste-County and City

Social Services-County

Tax Assessors, tax maps, and Tax Commissioner-County

Sewage Collections-City-City

Water Supply and Distribution-undecided

Senior Citizen Services-County

 

No consensus was made at this work session for the following items:

Code Enforcement

Hospital

Library

Water Supply Distribution

 

Commissioner Comments:

 

Comm. Pennamon – Thanked Mayor and Council for hosting the meeting. Citizens are begging us not to take on any additional debt. The County does not operate on Utilities, it operates on taxes. He also stated that he had not heard that the City feels as if the Citizens are being doubled taxed.

 

Comm.  Luke– Thanked Mayor and Council for hosting the work session. Code Enforcement, Courts, and Library are an area of focus. He stated that the City pays 2% of LOST collection to Uncle Remus Library. He stated that he supports the City reestablishing its Court’s system and contracting with Magistrate to hear the cases, but he could not support the County absorbing any additional services/cost of the City.

 

Comm. HenryCode Enforcement and the Library are an area of concern. 2% of LOST Collection is designated to the Library under the current LOST agreement. He also believes that Public Works needs to remain separate for the City of Monticello and Jasper County.

 

Comm. Jerniganstated that he appreciates the Mayor bringing up the fact that the City is in better financial situation than the County, and he looks forward to the City contributing to Recreation and Law enforcement.

 

 

City Council Comments:                             

 

Councilwoman Murphy– None

 

Councilwoman Miller– Summarized the services the City has agreed to pay. She hopes that all parties involved can reach an agreement for the all citizens in Jasper County including the city residents. She urged each member to do the right thing for the citizens. She also stated that Consolidation of Counties and Cities are for Cities that are sinking, and not because the leaders cannot get along.

 

Councilman Wease– Stated that the difference of opinion is causing fear in the community. The Citizens have spoken with him regarding the rumors of consolidation and are fearful. He stated that he is siding the Mayor Standifer and believes that its time to move forward and in the best interest of the Citizens.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Workman-Stated that he is ready to resolve the Double taxation issue. He stated that the Citizens of Monticello are currently paying for Code Enforcement and Public works in the unincorporated areas.

 

Mayor Standifer– Thanked everyone for their attendance and asked that the City of Shady is contacted to host the next SDS work session. Explained the organizational structures to the County.  He also asked that the next meeting be scheduled for 30 days out and each party bring a written proposal.

 

Mayor Standifer declared the Work Session adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

Work Session Minutes – April 16, 2018

           Jasper County Board of Commissioners

April 16, 2018

Work Session Minutes

6:00 P.M.

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

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan, and Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon.  Doug Luke was absent.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and Sheriff Donnie Pope.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Invocation:

Sheriff, Donnie Pope

Comm. Pennamon noted this is a Work Session on FY 2019 Budget.

Comm. Henry noted he has received phone calls from taxpayers whose property assessments have gone up 21%, so if we are going to do this, we need to look at it as closely as we can, to try and give these people some relief.

Comm. Pennamon noted we have to explain to the people because of re-evaluation the values have gone up. We have no control over values, but we do control the budget, and we also have to look at the needs of the county.

Mr. Benton noted we have invited the Tax Assessor to meetings in the past to elaborate on this

Comm. Jernigan noted he would like to get pay raises for County employees; possibly cost of living and merit.  If possible he would like to rollback the millage rate some, but at the same time Department Heads are going to have to work hard on cutting their budgets.

Comm. Salmon noted he agrees with rollback. Has asked for multi-year budgets and we don’t have one.

Mr. Benton reviewed the FY 2019 Budget Books with Commissioners noting the Tax Digest, Revenue projections at 15.904 rollback rate will produce revenue of $10,168,169; and the current millage rate of 16.446 will produce revenue of $10,394,884.

Mr. Benton reviewed the requested budgets from departments.  The FY20019 requests total $11,067.743 which is a 10.2% from last year.

Mr. Benton reviewed the Debt Service.

Comm. Salmon questioned why deb service is increasing.

Mr. Benton noted there is a balloon payment approaching on the motor graders we are leasing.

Comm. Pennamon encouraged board members to study the budget books and come back next week ready to discuss options.

Comm. Pennamon declared the Work Session closed at 6:43 p.m.

 

___________________________

Carl Pennamon, Chairman

 

___________________________

Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes – April 2, 2018

           Jasper County Board of Commissioners

April 2, 2018

Regular Meeting Minutes

6:00 P.M.

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

Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Bruce Henry, Don Jernigan, Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon, and Doug Luke arrived at 6:15 p.m.

Staff Present: Mike Benton, County Manager, Clerk Sharon Robinson, and County Attorney, David Ozburn.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Invocation:

District 2, Bruce Henry

Agenda Approval:

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

Consent Agenda:

Minutes:

Comm. Henry made motion to approve the Minutes of February 12, 2018 Called Meeting with noted correction to change Chair and Vice Chair, and Comm. Salmon was present via phone; Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Salmon made motion to approve the Work Session Minutes of February 26, 2018, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Henry made motion to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of March 5, 2018 with correction noted of Morning Hornet Project, Jernigan Seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Jernigan made motion to approve the Called Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2018, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Check Register:

Comm. Jernigan made motion to approve the check register which included check #’s 52441-52689 for payment, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Public Hearing:

None

Commissioner’s Items:

Salmon:  Noted the Service Delivery Strategy meeting and made a request to put a referendum on the ballot to consolidate the City and County. Also would to go ahead and get the Recreation Center and Landfill signs.

Atty. Ozburn noted he will look into the consolidation referendum procedures.

Comm. Salmon made motion to request the state to provide signage with the recommendation of Rec. Director and County Manager; Henry seconded; Salmon vote yes; Henry, Jernigan, Pennamon all abstained. Motion failed.

Comm. Pennamon suggested it would be better to wait until renovations are done and make all the signs uniform.

Henry: Reminded everyone about Baseball/Softball opening day on Saturday.

Jernigan: Received an email thanking Public Works for a job well done on Ernest Gibson Road and Shoreline Drive.

Pennamon: Would like to schedule a Work Session to go over Road Plan. DOT will money for 65 miles of stripping and signage. Also noted that the Jeep is ready on Funderburg Drive, asked County Manager to pick it up.  Asked for an update on Sheriff Vehicles pay-off and Health Dept. bids.

Mr. Benton noted he has not checked on pay-off and the bids were less than $1500 for the additional.

Comm. Pennamon questioned where we stand on Comprehensive Plan Meeting.

Mr. Benton noted he is waiting on Eva Kennedy at NEGRC, no date yet, but there will be one in April.

Comm. Pennamon noted Sheriff Pope was here and wanted to know if he wanted to talk about Security Issues.

Sheriff Pope noted since it has to do with Security; it really needed to be discussed in Executive Session.

Atty. Ozburn clarified since it has to do with Courthouse Security it does qualify for Executive Session.

Presentations/Delegations:

None

Regular Agenda:

Old Business:

Update to Language Access Plan (LAP):

Mr. Benton noted Jasper County was awarded a CDBG grant for the addition and remodeling of the Jasper County Senior Center. The CDBG grant is funded from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency thru the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  The Housing and Urban Development Agency requires grant recipients to comply with all Federal rules and regulations regarding limited English speaking persons.  The plan will enable Jasper County to be in compliance with HUD.  The Jasper County BOC adopted the Language Access Plan at the January 8, 2018 BOC meeting. Revisions to the plan have been made. (A copy of the revised plan will be attached and made a part of the official minutes).

 

Comm. Salmon made motion to adopt Jasper County’s Revised Language Access Plan for Limited English Speaking Persons, Jernigan seconded; passed unanimously.

 

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Financing:

Comm. Pennamon noted to his understanding we have already received 46 sets and now just need to vote on the financing options.

Comm. Jernigan questioned if we have a plan in place so we don’t have to purchase 46 at one time again.

Mr. Benton noted they are working on that, the good thing is they do last 15 years; do you want us to start immediately.

Comm. Jernigan noted he would like to see a plan drawn up.

Mr. Benton noted they can get started on the plan.

Comm. Henry noted there is some additional money from Jackson Lake Peninsula, he would like to see that unbudgeted money put towards these to lower the amount we borrow.

Mr. Benton noted we have 60 days from the purchase to secure financing with BB&T.

Comm. Henry mad motion for County Manager to get the total amount of breach and bring back to board; Jernigan seconded; Henry, Jernigan, Pennamon, and Luke vote yes; Salmon opposed. Motion passed 4-1.

Comm. Salmon noted he opposed because we could have went ahead and voted for a certain amount to finance and let County Manager let us know the revised amount when he got number.

2018 LMIG Projects:

Comm. Jernigan made motion to table this item, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

New Business:

Board Appointments – Tax Assessors:

Ms. Bentley noted that Larry Smith and Mary Alice Carter terms are ending April 17th and May 31st, she has advertised the vacancies and did not receive any responses.  Both Mr. Smith and Ms. Carter wish to be reappointed.

Comm. Jernigan made motion to reappoint Larry Smith and Mary Alice Carter for the length of their consecutive 3 year terms, Henry seconded; passed unanimously.

Site Prep – Senior Center Building Project and Recreation Building Project:

Com. Salmon noted we need to get bids to clear out the entire area except specific trees and get ready for site prep so we can see the lay of the land.

Comm. Salmon made motion to direct County Manager to go ahead and bid out for site prep for Senior Center and Recreation projects to include all wooded area between Senior Center, Animal Control, and Recreation on Hwy. 212, Luke seconded; (After some discussion, Comm. Salmon withdrew his motion).

Robert Jordan, Engineer recommended get a plan of where you want buildings to go, need to use a planner or architect.

Comm. Salmon made motion to direct the County Engineer and County Manager to develop a rough sketch plan to get a bid out and implement a plan, Henry seconded; (After some discussion, Comm. Salmon withdrew his motion).

Comm. Henry made motion to follow the recommendation of the County Engineer to get a sketching of that slat of land and location of buildings so we know where to go after that, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

County Attorney Items:

Atty. Ozburn noted that he will need a Executive Session to discuss potential litigation.

County Manager Items:

Mr. Benton noted that he will hold off on striping until the Work Session.

Mr. Benton noted he has met with department heads on budget requests, the Budget Work Session is scheduled for April 16th.

Legislative Update:

FLPA a final deal was approved that has to go to Governor for bill to sign, if it is signed there will be referendum on ballot.

Comm. Pennamon asked County Manager to send bill to Commissioners.

Comm. Salmon noted he would like to know how our State Representatives voted on that.

Citizens Comments:

Tracy Norton and seniors:  Willie Marks, thanked Comm. Henry for allowing senior to fish and joining them. Mr. Marks noted they will have a big fish fry and Cook-Out on April 13th and invited Board members to come.

Gloria Williams, Mary Sanders, and Dorothy Johnson gave thanks for the new van.

Executive Session:

Comm. Jernigan made motion to go into Executive Session at 6:53 p.m. to discuss potential litigation and Courthouse Security, Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Comm. Jernigan made motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:46 p.m., Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

Adjourn:

Comm. Jernigan made motion to adjourn at 7:47 p.m., Salmon seconded; passed unanimously.

 

___________________________

Carl Pennamon, Chairman

 

___________________________

Sharon S. Robinson, Clerk

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Called Commissioner Meeting – July 12, 2018

JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS  will have a CALLED MEETING on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room – Ground Floor Ste. 16 – Jasper County Courthouse

Agenda

Agenda Packet

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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Recreation Board…

The Jasper County Board of Commissioners has a need for citizen volunteers who are willing and able to serve their community as members of the Jasper County Recreation Board.

The Board of Commissioners will be making appointments at their August 6, 2018 regular meeting at 6pm

Anyone interested in serving should submit a letter of interest with qualifications not later than Friday July 27, 2018 by Noon with contact information to: Sharon Robinson, County Clerk in the Jasper County Board of Commissioners office.

Called Meeting to Set 2019 Fiscal Year Budget – June 28, 2018

The Jasper County Board of Commissioners do hereby announce that the 2018 Millage Rate will be set and the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget adopted at a meeting to be held at the Jasper County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, on June 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. 48-5-32 do hereby publish the following presentation of the current years tax digest and levy along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years.

 

Click here to see Budget Summary and Tax Digest