MINUTES

MILLAGE MEETING

SEMINOLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, SUPERIOR COURTROOM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011

12:00 NOON

 

The Seminole County Board of Commissioners held a Called Meeting for the purpose of adopting the 2011 Millage on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the Superior Courtroom located on the second floor of the courthouse. Those present were, Chairman Tommy Rogers, Vice-Chair Dell Shingler, Commissioner Brenda Peterson, and Commissioner Roger Lane. The county employees and citizenry were well represented. County Manager/Clerk Donna Jones and Commissioner Scott Miller were absent.

 

The Called Meeting was called to order by Chairman Tommy Rogers.

 

The invocation was offered by Commissioner Roger Lane.

 

 

New Business:

 

            The proposed 2011 Millage rates presented for adoption are as follows:

 

 

State                           0.000250

County                        0.013420

School                         0.016509

Library                        0.000749

TOTAL                       0.030928

 

 

 

The motion to approve the millage rates as presented was made by Commissioner Dell Shingler and seconded by Commissioner Roger Lane. Motion passed.

The county’s millage rate has remained 0.013420 for four (4) years in a row. The school board’s millage rate remained the same as last year and the library’s millage rate was slightly reduced from the 2010 rate of 0.000764 resulting in a slight overall reduction of  millage from 2010 of 0.000015.

 

 

Announcements:

 

 

Other Business:

 

            Commissioner Rogers asked Amos Sheffield to step to the podium concerning the talk of County Manager Donna Jones’ raise.  Judge Sheffield expressed his concern about the employees not receiving a COLA raise for the past several years and said it was unfair to the County employees.  Also speaking were Earlene Bramlett, Heath Elliott, Maria Ricketson, Jeff Grice, Charles Avery, C.J. Hodge and James Register.

 

Commissioner Roger Lane then spoke on the subject stating the budget sessions did not mention the raise on County Manager Jones and he felt 20% was excessive.  Commissioner Lane made a motion to reduce Donna Jones’ salary by 10% but could not get a 2nd  therefore the motion failed.

 

Adjournment:

 

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

 

ADOPTED THIS __________ DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2011

SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Tommy Rogers

Brenda Peterson

Roger Lane

Dell Shingler

 

 

 

 

 

Attachment:  Copy of letter from Amos Sheffield to Seminole County Board of Commissioners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

 

 

STATE OF GEORGIA

 

COUNTY OF SEMINOLE

 

 

I, Marian Jones, the duly appointed Deputy Clerk of Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia,  do hereby certify that the attached constitutes a full, complete and correct copy of the original minutes of a Called Meeting held on October 6, 2011 approved by the Seminole County Board of Commissioners at a regular meeting held on November 8, 2011.  

 

            Given under my official signature and seal of office, on this the 8th day of November, 2011.

 

                                                                        ____________________________________

Marian Jones, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, Georgia

 

 

 

 

(SEAL OF OFFICE)

 

 

 

 

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MARIAN  JONES, DEPUTY CLERK