MINUTES OF THE CRISP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CALLED MEETING HELD ON JUNE 21, 2012
Chairman Wallace Mathis called the meeting to order with Commissioners James D. Harris, A. James Nance, William Culpepper, and Clark Henderson in attendance. Others present were Finance Director Sherrie Leverett, and Clerk Linda Finch.
ADOPT FY 2013 BUDGET
Mrs. Leverett reported that this is the final step in the adoption of the FY 2013 budget. She thanked all the directors and constitutional officers for their help in this year's budget. She read the Resolution to Adopt FY 2013 Annual Budget, which includes $14,891,443 for General Fund; $30,000 for Law Library; $231,300 for Jail Fund; $25,000 for DARE Fund; $818,459 for E911 Fund; $300,000 for Northside Dev/CDBG 10; $635,000 for 2000 SPLOST; $300,000 for 2005 SPLOST; $3,500,000 for 2011 SPLOST; $509,150 for Water Distribution; $1,339,428 for Landfill Fund; $20,500 for CDBG RLF; and $50,000 for Asset Forfeiture, making a total budget of $22,650,280. Motion was made by Mr. Nance to adopt the FY 2013 Budget, seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously. Mrs. Leverett advised that she did meet with Tim Quick, Chief Tax Assessor, and since this was a re-valuation year, the numbers are looking okay, and they anticipate having as much revenue as last year, maybe a little more. She advised that there would be a thirty-day delay on setting the millage due to the re-val year.
APPROVE PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT
Motion was made by Mr. Nance to approve the Public Defender Contract and authorize the Finance Director to sign the contract, seconded by Mr. Henderson, motion carried unanimously.
ADOPT RATE CHANGE IN SELF INSURANCE PLAN
Mrs. Leverett reported that the self insurance health plan numbers are below what is safe for contingency in our account. They are still working some of the numbers, but it looks like their will be a 15% increase in the employee premiums and the county's part. Plan A single coverage will go from $13.79 to $15.86 per pay period; Plan B single coverage will go from $11.58 to $13.32 per pay period; Plan A family coverage will go from $156.26 to $179.70 per pay period; and Plan B family coverage will go from $131.26 to $150.95 per pay period. She stated that these increases will take effect July 1, 2012, and they will have everything finalized at the Power Commission meeting. Motion was made by Mr. Henderson to adopt the rate changes in the self insurance plan effective July 1, 2012 based on the projected cost, seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously.
APPROVE CONTRACT WITH FAMILY DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
Motion was made by Mr. Henderson to approve the contract with Family Development Task Force, seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously.
APPOINT MEMBERS TO THE CRISP COUNTY POWER COMMISSION BOARD
Chairman Mathis appointed himself, Commissioner Culpepper, and Commissioner Nance as voting members on the Crisp County Power Commission from July 1, 2012 through December 31,2012.
APPROVE CONTRACT WITH CODE RED
Mrs. Leverett reported that it is time to renew the Code Red Contract. Colonel Billy Hancock has been negotiating with the Code Red representatives about lowering our fees as the cost is based on the population; we are below what was on the schedule. He was able to negotiate a cost savings of $5,000 for the first year and possibly the same amount for years two and three. Motion was made by Mr. Nance to approve the contract with Code Red and authorize Sheriff Haralson to sign the necessary paperwork, seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously.
GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Henderson to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel, seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously.
COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Mr. Nance to come out of Executive Session, seconded by Mr. Culpepper, motion carried unanimously.
CONTRACT WITH TOM PATTON AS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Motion was made by Mr. Nance to offer Tom Patton from Miller County a contract to become the next Crisp County Administrator and authorize the chairman to sign the contract, seconded by Mr. Henderson, motion carried unanimously. Mr. Patton was present and signed the contract also, with salary of $90,000 for a term of one year with automatic renewal if both parties agree. Chairman Mathis and Commissioners welcomed Mr. Patton. Mr. Patton thanked the Commissioner for the confidence they had in hiring him, and he looks forward to working with them as well as all the citizens of the county.
Motion was made by Mr. Culpepper to adjourn the meeting at 4:03 p.m., seconded by Mr. Nance, motion carried unanimously.