Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

January 17, 2012 - Workshop

The Town of Glen St. Mary held a Workshop on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 7:35 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Davis, Foster, Reneau, and Rhynehardt present.  Mayor Padgett presided over the workshop. 

The purpose of the workshop was to familiarize Council member Davis and refresh other Council members with the Preparing for our Growth notebook.

Mayor Padgett began by handing out a new 2012 Holiday schedule to replace page 10 and 11.

Mayor Padgett touched on each topic from the notebook, taking time to point out items in the annual budget that will be affected by current happenings.  Other Current Charges will be reduced next year due to the County not charging for animal control.  Council checks will be issued as employee checks to make it easier to deduct the Florida retirement.  Attorney Foreman added it is best not to give 1099’s if they are not a 1099.  Social security and FICA will be deducted when issuing regular checks.

Mayor Padgett told Council there will not be much changing for expenses on the Water/Sewer budget.  We should increase about $20,000 in revenue.

Mayor Padgett addressed the Capacity Fee budget.  The fee charged for water and sewer is set aside to purchase more capacity from the City of Macclenny.  The new water connections have no charge for up to six months, up to a year it costs $500, after the year mark, it costs $1,000.  All sewer connections are at least $750.

The impact Fee money goes in and out.

Council briefly discussed Ad Valorum taxes.  They agreed they are not sure if now is a good time to add a tax. 

Effectiveness of Council was created by a prior Council member.  Mayor Padgett told Council to look at it and see if Council needs to change anything.

In looking at the Investments, Mayor Padgett told Council a new CD list would need to be put in the book.  The Town cashed out $50,000.

Under the Economical Development Committee, Mayor Padgett told Council everything has stopped.  She has talked to Rickie Davis in the past month.  He is still proceeding with his project.

Land Development codes are a work in progress as well as the Employee Handbook.

Mayor Padgett then addressed the Master Utility Plan.  All alleyways were abandoned by prior Council, but not all have been re-assigned to property owners.  Attorney Foreman needs to review the abandonment documents.  We would also have to see how many have been deeded to property owners and proceed from there.

Mayor Padgett told Council the contractors have installed six meters outside the Town Limits.  Attorney Foreman suggested the Town do a mass annexation to include all willing properties at one time. Voluntary annexation is pretty simple.  He asked that the Town get the names and addresses of these properties and he would send a letter to proceed.

Mayor Padgett told Council the next project the Town needs to address is paving or resurfacing of some of the streets.

The workshop was adjourned at 8:37 P.M.

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