Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

August 12, 2013 - Workshop

The Town of Glen St. Mary held a Workshop on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:45 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Rhynehardt and Foster present.  Mayor Padgett presided over the workshop. 

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the budgets.  She explained there would be a proposed amended budget for the current year and then a proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Mayor Padgett quickly briefed Councilman Foster on the General Operating budgets from the previous workshop to bring him up to speed on what had been discussed at the last workshop.  Councilman Rhynehardt then brought up the Town’s retirement.  He asked if it is worth what the Town is paying.  Mayor Padgett told Council she has it on her desk to call and ask about the Town’s options.  She then told Council there was a change to the 2013/2014 Proposed General Operating budget.  She looked at the budget and has altered the figures to reflect six hours being paid by Water/Sewer instead of ten that had been presented at the last workshop.  The six hours comes from the time to check all the lift stations and plant six days a week.

Mayor Padgett then began discussing the 2012/2013 Amended Water/Sewer budget.  She explained the revenues were miscalculated last year.  The North customers were estimated to increase revenue by $20,000.00, but in calculating it wasn’t taken into consideration that some of the customers were already hooked up to the Town’s system.  Other adjustments include having no Professional Fees, more Bad Debt Write off, and increased utility bills.  The Town also ordered fittings for inventory to be able to make necessary repairs.  The Town installed a bypass to be able to clean the hydro tank and also purchased a winch to be able to pull the motors from the lift stations and de-rag them.  Other Current Charges increased because of school fees to get maintenance employee Matt Torgerson certified for the water plant.  Office Supplies had not reflected the postage meter machine we leased.

The 2013/2014 Proposed Water/Sewer budget reflects the same revenues as the 2102/2013 Amended budget, only adjusting for the six hours payroll and decrease for the prior year’s extraordinary expenses.  Councilman Foster was okay with the budget, but stressed the Town shouldn’t cut the Repairs & Maintenance category too much.

Mayor Padgett then handed out a map of the Town’s streets.  She pointed out Block 21.  Blocks 19 and 20 are owned by the First Baptist Church as well as the South portion of Block 21. David and Stacia Crummey own the North portion of Block 21.  The Crummey’s are moving a house on Lot 12.  If four or more houses are to be connected to a sewer line, it must be engineered.  The property owner will have to pay for engineering and pay the cost to run the lines.  Mr. Crummey wants to dedicate the line and pump to the Town for future responsibility.  Councilman Foster suggested running a separate electric meter for the pump.  More discussion will need to be done on this upcoming project.

The workshop was adjourned at 7:37 P.M.

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