Jasper County Board of Commissioners
June 21, 2018
Public Hearing Minutes
Comm. Pennamon called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Chairman, Carl Pennamon, Vice-Chairman, Craig Salmon, Don Jernigan, and Bruce Henry. Doug Luke was absent.
Staff Present: County Manager, Mike Benton, Clerk, Sharon Robinson, and Finance Director, Dennis Pate.
Comm. Pennamon reviewed the consolidated budget by department. Total budget of $10,429,900. Proposed millage rate of 15.904 at rollback rate which will bring in projected revenues of $10,168,254 for a deficit of $261,646 that will come from fund balance.
Comm. Pennamon opened the floor for anyone speaking for or against the budget:
Charles Forsythe noted he objects to the meeting based on the fact that the meeting was not properly advertised according to the law; failed to advertise on June 14th.
Comm. Salmon requested County Manager to check into Mr. Forsythe’s comments.
Mr. Benton noted he will confirm we are legal.
Comm. Pennamon noted the hospital millage will be 0.884 at the rollback rate.
Comm. Pennamon declared the Public Hearing closed at 6:09 p.m.
Carl Pennamon, Chairman
Sharon Robinson, Clerk