Town of Glen St. Mary 

Florida's Outstanding Rural Community of the Year-2004

September 19, 2017 - Workshop

The Town of Glen St. Mary held a budget workshop on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Hall with Council Members Davis, Foster,Hodges, and Rhynehardt present. Mayor Juanice Padgett presided over the workshop.


The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the Town’s budgets.


Mayor Padgett began by asking Council to look in the agenda packets for copies along with a copy of the 2016/2017 Proposed Amended General Operating Budget from the September 5, 2017 workshop. She pointed out some changes made to the 2016/2017 Proposed Amended General Operating Budget due to Hurricane Irma.  She had highlighted the changed figures to make it easier to see the changes compared to the figures discussed at the prior workshop.  She told Council maintenance employees were out pumping lift stations which increased payroll item lines.  The transportation – repairs & maintenance was increased to cover the storm related expenses.  She explained that Mr. Vern Donaldson will charge $100 per load to remove the limbs, which would equal four of our dump truck loads.  FEMA should be reimbursing the Town.  We worked four teens at $9.50 per hour for a week to pick up limbs around Town and hauled them to our empty lot.  The 2017/2018 Proposed General Operating Budget remained the same as it was discussed at the prior workshop figures previous to storm adjustments.

Mayor Padgett then discussed the 2016/2017 Proposed Amended Water/Sewer Utility Fund. She told Council at the last workshop they had discussed the Capacity Fee and Impact Fee accounts.  The Water/ Sewer account was reduced to reflect the same.  We received more reconnect fees than anticipated.  Miscellaneous fees were not as much as anticipated.  She told Council how difficult it has been to get a good replacement employee since Darwin retired.  Matt has had to do more to make up the difference and so the professional services categories have increased.  Professional services were less than anticipated.  Fees to Macclenny are higher due to a problem with the meter getting stuck open.  Mayor Padgett stated she is going to try to get some of that back.  Bad debt was more than expected.  Postage was higher because of the easements.  Repairs & maintenance was less than anticipated.  Tap fees were less than expected.  Other current charges were more than anticipated due to election ads, continuing education for Matt and easement recordings.  Bad check bank charges were more than expected.  Office supplies were more than budgeted due to ordering new checks.  Office equipment was less than anticipated.  Sewer capital outlay was added to reflect the Grant ad and easement money payouts.  The 2017/2018 Proposed Water/Sewer Utility Fund revenues are the same except for the easement reimbursement money.  She told Council we did not try to calculate the new sewer revenue due to not knowing the timeline.  We will have to amend the budget.  The annual payment to the USDA fluctuates each year.  The personal services were reduced back to the previous pay schedule also reflecting payroll taxes and retirement

The budgets for all Capacity fee budgets and Impact fee budgets were budgeted at the last workshop.

Mayor Padgett closed the budget workshop at 6:48 P.M.

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