Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing Session, September 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners
Public Hearing Session, September 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida

Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag

Commissioners:
Present: Chairman Walter J. Boatright, Commissioners Daniel B. Leeper, and Pat Edwards.

Absent: Commissioners Steve w. Kelley, and George V. Spicer.

Other Officials Present: Michael S. Mullin, County Attorney; and Ted Selby, County Manager.

Staff Present: Shanea Jones, Office of Management and Budget Director; Cathy Lewis, Office of Management and Budget; Scott Herring, Public Works Director; and representing the Clerk’s office Connie Arthur and Brenda Linville, Deputy Clerks.

Official Agenda Summary:

Audience Input:
None.

EXPANSION ITEMS:
None.

PH160915 – 6:01:04 Mr. Mullin advised the Board that Commissioner Spicer would be unable to attend the meeting, due to a medical emergency his wife was experiencing.

NON-QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING(S):
PH160915 – 6:01:55 First public hearing for adoption of the tentative Millage Rates and Budget for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.

Discussion: Ms. Jones reviewed the revisions to the tentative budget that was distributed on July 20, 2016.

Motion: Accept document into the Official Record which
details each change made since a balanced budget was presented on July 20, 2016.
Maker: Commissioner Edwards
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer.
Follow Up: OMB

PH160915 – 6:03:00 Ms. Jones read into the record the proposed millage rates and the rolled-back rates for the following: Countywide (excluding special districts), Municipal Servicing Taxing District, Nassau County Recreation and Water Conservation and Control District #1, Amelia Island Beach Renourishment, and Aggregated County Budget (including special districts). She explained the reason for the proposed Ad Valorem Tax Revenues increase.

Motion: Open the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Edwards
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer

No public input.

Motion: Close the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Edwards
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer

Discussion: The group briefly addressed the landfill fees.

Motion: Adopt the (tentative) millage rates as follows:
County-Wide Millage – 6.5670; Municipal Service Taxing District Millage – 1.6694; Recreation and Water Conservation District Millage – 0.000; Amelia Island Beach Renourishment – 0.1021; and total Millage – 8.3385.
Maker: Commissioner Edwards
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer
Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager

Motion: Adopt the (tentative) County-Wide Budget at $187,669,484.00.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Edwards
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer
Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager

Motion: Set final public hearing for September 26, 2016
at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to adopt Fiscal Year 2016/2017 budget and millage rate.
Maker: Commissioner Edwards
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Commissioners Leeper, Edwards, and Boatright
Absent: Commissioners Kelley and Spicer
Follow Up: Board, County Manager, County Attorney, OMB,
Clerk Staff

DISCUSSION ITEMS:
RS160915 – 6:10:24 Commissioner Edwards’ Business:
None.

RS160915 – 6:10:29 Commissioner Leeper’s Business:
None.

RS160915 – 6:10:31 Chairman Boatright’s Business:

• Commented on the lack of participation from the public on the budget and encouraged citizens to attend the September 26, 2016 public hearing.

There being no further business, the public hearing session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 6:11 p.m.

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Walter J. Boatright, Chairman

Attest:

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John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk