Finance Committee Meeting
FY06 Budget Presentations
County Board of Commissioners
9:00 A.M., Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Floor Conference Room
Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
Committee Members: H. Lynn, and U. Keller
Commissioners: C. Johnson
Staff: D. Chunn, M. Doering, P.
McNicoll, C. Stewart, S. Trautz
Others: W. Houseman, J. Caldwell, S.
Mooney, W. Parks, M. Permar, L. Hogan, J. Darby, L. Dawson
FY06 Outside Agencies presentations.
Civil Air Patrol
William Houseman presented the request from the Civil Air Patrol and stated
that the funding from the County is used to fly the Sundown Patrol. They currently fly four days, from Thursday
through Sunday, but the increased fuel costs will result in a decrease in the
number of days the Sundown Patrols are flown unless additional funding is
received. The Civil Air Patrol
appropriation from the County is funded by the County’s Accommodation Excise
Gateway Behavioral Health Services
William Parks, Gateway CFO, gave a brief overview of the services provided by
Gateway and the benefit to Glynn County.
He said they had been notified that state funding will be reduced by a
minimum of 20% but the state expects them to maintain the same level of
service. He stated that the local
Community Services Board is trying to consolidate the 8 county services into
three counties – Glynn, Liberty, and Chatham.
St. Simons Island Public Library
Mathew Permar, Library Board Chairman, stated that the $50 thousand increase
requested included funding for temporary space and moving expenses related to
the Casino renovation. He discussed the
proposed merger with the Three Rivers Regional Library and stated that their
ability to solicit private funds would be reduced if the merger takes
place. He stated that even though the
Library currently charges a membership fee, it is not a private library.
Three Rivers Regional Library
Mr. Jim Darby, Director, stated that there were four reasons
for the request for the $81,320 increase in funding from the County. They had requested funding for two
additional employees, pay raises for the locally funded employees, $20,000 for
increased building and grounds maintenance, and $20,000 for book purchases. The Committee questioned why their budget
showed no increases from other governmental agencies. Mr. Darby stated that they had requested additional funding from
the City of Brunswick.
Coastal GA Area Community Action
Mr. Leonard Dawson, Executive Director, gave a brief
description of the services provided by the Community Action Authority in Glynn
County. He requested that funding be
increased to the level appropriated prior to cuts in funding several years ago.
After discussion the Committee agreed to
recommend the following:
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action
Authority - $23,000
Civil Air Patrol - $9,000
Gateway Behavioral Health Services -
SSI Library - $33,500 ($21,300 in
temporary space and moving will be budgeted by the County)
Three Rivers Library - $285,000
(Facilities Maintenance will be budgeted by the County)