Finance Committee Meeting Minutes
FY07 Budget Presentations
Board of Commissioners
3:00 P.M., Tuesday,
May 23, 2006
First Floor Conference Room
Glynn County Historic Courthouse
Committee Members: C.
Johnson & T. Thaw
Commissioners: C. Fendig, D. Hogan
Staff: W. Bennett, F. Carpenter, D.
Chunn, P. McNicoll, J. Peterson, Y. Phillips, B. Rowell, C. Stewart
Others: Steve Kish
approving the May 10, 2006 Finance Committee Minutes.
The following motion made by
Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Johnson passed unanimously.
Approve the May 10, 2006 Finance Committee Minutes. (Vote:
Bennett addressed the Committee and stated that his security assessment in the
jail revealed that they needed additional staff in the laundry room and in the
kitchen. He stated that the clerical
position was needed due to the increase in the population of the jail. He stated that they average over 400 inmates
per day. He informed the Committee that
he had reduced the prescription drug budget by $35 thousand. He stated that there is no capital budget in
his office this year and that the jail is in pretty good physical shape. Commissioner Thaw questioned how many inmates
were in the jail and Sheriff Bennett stated that there were 430 and 20 more had
been farmed out to other jails.
Commissioner Thaw asked if any of the three positions requested could be
done without and the Sheriff responded that he would need to talk to the
detention staff to get their input.
Commissioner Thaw commented that the board of Commissioners needs to
reduce the population but he wanted the Sheriff’s Office to them them which position
he could do without. Commissioner
Johnson stated that he doesn’t have any problem with putting the job
reclassifications in the contingency budget.
Fendig informed the Committee that two transportation systems were being
proposed – Urban Transportation and Rural Transportation (RDC is in charge of
this one). He stated that it has come to
the point where the County needs public transportation. He said that the local match is $200
thousand, the City has committed $100 thousand and the County needs to budget
$100 thousand for its share. He said
they are trying to partner with the Board of Education, Sea Island Company, and
FLETC. Mr. York Phillips, Planning
Division Manager, stated that the regional system comes from rural grant funds
and Commissioner Thaw said that he was not considering the Rural program. Commissioner Thaw questioned whether the
County would be obligated to continue the program if the state discontinues
funding. It was not known if the County
would be required to continue the program.
Commissioner Fendig stated that the money needs to be set aside to begin
the process. Mr. Steve Kish, DOT, stated
that the County could not mix this grant with the school system. He informed the Committee that the state will
fund 10%, federal with fund 80% and local match would be used for the remaining
10%. He stated that the state will be
glad to put Glynn
County’s program in their
2008 budget request.
Fendig said that Judge Barton did not attend the meeting so he didn’t get to
talk to him. He stated that the Judge
needs the extra Assistant Magistrate Judge to help with the jail population
reduction program. The following motion
made by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Johnson passed
Approve the addition of an Assistant Magistrate Judge
to the County’s FY06/07 Budget.
St. Simons Island Beaches Capital Plan.
Stewart, County Administrator, stated that he would like
to make some improvements to the Massengale bathrooms before next summer. Commissioner Thaw wanted to make improvements
at the Coast Guard Park and to the closed bathroom at Massengale. Commissioner Thaw questioned the status of
the beach handicap mats and was told that they would be ordered as soon as the
County gets the permits from DNR. He
said that staff needs to go ahead and order them. Commissioner Fendig recommended budgeting
$400 thousand for the two parks. He
suggested funding a new bathroom, paving and landscaping at Coast Guard and
drainage and crossover at Massengale.
The following motion made by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by
Commissioner Johnson passed unanimously.
Approve adding $400 thousand to the contingency
budget for improvements at the Coast Guard Park
and Massengale Park.
informed the Committee that the proposed budget included increases over the
prior year’s budget as follows:
Administrative Services Judicial Odyssey System $275 k
County Administration Public Wks Contingency 100 k
Facility Rent 100 k
Mgt Contingency 50 k
ROW Mowing 56 k
Facilities Management Office Park Reroofing 247 k
Transfers Out Road
Resurfacing 645 k
Public Hearing and Adoption Schedule.
that the Budget Public Hearing be held on June 8, 2006 and that the adoption be
scheduled for June 15, 2006. The
Committee agreed with the schedule.