TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

6:00 P.M.


The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held a FY-11 Budget Work Session on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in the Courthouse Law Library located on the first floor of the Seminole County Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Tommy Rogers, Vice-Chairman Alton Harrison, Commissioner Dell Shingler, Commissioner Brenda Peterson, Commission Scott Miller and Clerk Donna Jones.


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tommy Rogers.


The invocation was offered by Chairman Tommy Rogers.


New Business:


The first order of business was to select a termite treatment company for the Health Department Facility. The following bids for service were submitted:


Juniorís Pest Control - $1,800 which includes a five (5) year bond with the additional

                                      bond beginning the 6th year at $180 annually

Astro Pest Control - $960 initial treatment with $150 annual bond

Terminix - $1,300 initial treatment with $185 annual bond

Orkin - $1,700 initial treatment plus $306 annual bond


On a motion made by Commissioner Scott Miller and seconded by Commissioner Alton Harrison, Astro Pest Control was the vendor chosen to provide the service. Motion passed.


Next the Commission reviewed the two bids submitted for the renovations to the Superior Courtroom and installing a new roof on the Courthouse.


            Southern Triad Construction, Bainbridge - $297,000

            Synergy Construction, Inc., Thomasville - $383,716


After a brief discussion as to when the project would proceed, Commissioner Scott Miller made the motion to select Southern Triad Construction as the vendor for the project. The second was provided by Commissioner Dell Shingler. Motion passed.


The Commission began open discussion on the possibility of providing fire protection coverage for the unincorporated areas of the county. Cost issues discussed included a subscription fire service as well as placement of any additional facilities that would be required to reduce the ISO rating. It was noted that if a subscription fire service is the method chosen, the homeowner should see a savings in their homeowner insurance greater than the fee for the service.

The discussion continued with sharing of ideas for recruitment of volunteers and locating water sources and equipment needed to set-up a new firehouse.

The Commission asked County Manger, Donna Jones, to research the idea of a subscription fire service and how it would benefit the homeowners.


Old Business:


The Commission proceeded to review the most recent budget revisions and set the date for the first Public Hearing for Tuesday, May 11th at 6:00 p.m. immediately preceding the regular monthly commission meeting.

One line item was increased to accommodate well testing at the closed landfill site. The testing is being required by the Department of Natural Resources due to impacts from the landfill being documented at two of the wells.




With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Commissioner Alton Harrison, seconded by Commissioner Scott Miller with Commissioners Dell Shingler, Brenda Peterson and Chairman Tommy Rogers voting yes.


ADOPTED THIS __________ DAY OF MAY, 2010



Tommy Rogers

Alton Harrison

Dell Shingler

Brenda Peterson

Scott Miller