the funding with the new E-911 combination center. A motion was made by Turner to fund the Sanitation Department request on a short term note from the Jefferson County Trustee, at a low interest rate, with the amount ($ 321,500 ) to be repaid through the general fund. Tucker amended the motion to state a ten year period, equal payments and Sanitation Supervisor will assist in setting the terms of the loan, to include no penalty for early repayment. 2nd by Patterson. The motion passed with one No-Beeler.
The Budget Committee addressed the funding for the E-911/EMS/EMA combination building. The facility cannot come before the full Commission until it has a avenue of funding attached to the recommendation. A previously approved motion, made during a earlier meeting, stated that the funding would come by way of borrowing from ourselves and paying back out of Debt Service. Debt Service can only be used to repay outside sources.
Committee Member Solomon made a motion to go to an outside source for the 1.6 million needed to fully fund the project, not to exceed 2.5 % including issuance cost. 2nd Tucker-motion failed. A failed amendment and motion to seek internal funding with repayment through general fund also failed. Commissioner Tucker made the motion to fund through a outside source and repay through Debt Service. 2nd Solomon and passed with Turner, Tabor and Scarlett voting No. Director of Jefferson County Finance Helton will return
with outside funding options, however the item can now be brought before the full Commission.
Jefferson County Department of Education appeared before the Budget Committee. The Committee was furnished with a handout that itemized the cuts that were to be made by the DOE. Committee Member Tabor made a motion to accept the School Budget as it was presented by the School Board. Taborís motion was amended by consent to include $600,000 to be paid from the DOE Fund Balance and to recognize the Trane payment, as well as denote the amount of the local contribution to meet the maintenance of effort to be $12,944,680. Tucker offered an amendment to offset the proposed difference in sales tax revenue, which is projected to give the DOE an estimated additional $200,000 in funding, by adjusting the amount of property tax so that the amount going to the school remains the same. 2nd
Barreiro amendment failed . The original motion and consented amendment passed. The Committee was informed that any additional sales tax revenue will be in Fund Balance.
The Committee requested that Helton return with amount of cost, should the Committee be able to fund a raise or bonus for County Employees.
The meeting was Adjourned.