MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

BUDGET WORK SESSION

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014 AT 2:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1

Bob Coleman, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 2

Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

 

ABSENT:                      Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

 

Discussion and consideration of the following:

 

1.         The FY 15 proposed budget

 

            Judge Roundtree requested additional funds in the FY15 budget in order to keep up with increasing office work.  He requested one associate judge and two deputy court clerks at a total cost not to exceed $176,006. It was the consensus of the Board to add these positions in the FY15 recommended budget.

 

            County Administrator Alan Ours provided the Board with additional requests made by departments that were not included in the original FY15 recommended budget. He asked for the Board’s guidance regarding each of the following requests:

-one Systems Administrator for the IT Department at a cost not to exceed $62,995

-one part-time Administrative Secretary for the HR Department at a cost not to exceed $20,515

-one Assistant EMA Director and one Administrative Assistant at a cost not to exceed $101,000. The Board requested funds for an EMA Coordinator-type position at a cost not to exceed $50,000 be added to the FY15 proposed budget

-one Animal Control Officer and fund a spay & neuter program. It was the consensus of the Board to add these funds in the FY15 recommended budget

-one Assistant County Administrator at a cost not to exceed $125,000

-the reclassification of up to eleven employees to account for the extra work they perform at a cost not to exceed $47,175. It was the consensus of the Board to add these funds to the FY15 budget.

- additional funds be added in the FY15 budget for a merit increase with a range of 0%-5%.  It was the consensus of the Board to add funds for a merit increase with a range from 0%-4%

-as requested by the City of Brunswick, add additional funds to the FY15 budget to help fund the Roosevelt Harris Senior Center. It was the consensus of the Board not to approve this request.

 

            Administrator Ours proposed changes to the health insurance beginning January 1st that would change the co-pay amount from $20 to $30 and increase the out-of-pocket costs per calendar year from $2000 per individual in network to $3000 per individual in network. The out-of-pocket costs would also increase from $6000 per family in network to $9000 per family in network. The change in co-pays has a projected savings $130,000 in six months and the change in out-of-pocket costs has a project savings of $261,000 in six months. It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with these changes.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

           

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Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk