09-06-2012 Final Budget Hearing


MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met in special session on Tuesday, September 6, 2012, at the Educational Services Facility, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, Florida. Notice of the meeting was advertised in The Eagle newspaper on Thursday, August 9, 2012. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

I. Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray called the Final Public Hearing for the 2012-13 adopted tentative budget and propsed millage rate of September 6, 2012 to order at 5:30 p.m.

Members Present: Dr. Michael Krupp, Dr. Barbara Murray, Amy Kneessy, Karen Henderson, Andy Ziegler


II. Presentation
2. Superintendent's Presentation
Attachment: 2012-13 Adopted Tentative Budget - All Funds, September 6, 2012.pdf
Attachment: 2012-13 Adopted Tentative Budget - Cost Cennter, September 6, 2012.pdf
Attachment: Final Public Hearing September 6, 2012.pdf
Minutes: 

Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, gave a presentation on the Proposed 2012-2013 Budget and Millage Levy.  The presentation covered the following information:

Brevard's Tax Roll Growth & Decline
History of School Board Millage Levy
Proposed Millage
What is a Mill?
Calculating Your Taxes
Proposed 2012-13 Millage
Rolled-Back Rate Details
Proposed Millage vs. Rolled-Back
Sample Home
Tax on Residential Home Scenarios
Adopted Tentative Budget
History - Actual Total Revenue
Operating Budget Revenue
Student Growth
History of Change in Employee Positions (Adopted 2007-08 vs. Proposed 2012-13)
Capital Projects Revenues
Capital Funds vs. Need
Capital Projects Expenditures
Unknowns for 2012-13 & 2013-14
Format of Budget Books

Dr. Binggeli pointed out to the Board and the viewing audience, that the budget dropped from 117 million to 41 million within four years, which is a 67 million dollar drop annually. He stated that is 65 percent of the budget and that is the problem that confronts us.  Dr. Binggeli gave an example on the level of a personal budget and what that would mean to a person if they lost 65 percent of their personal income.

Mr. Ziegler asked for clarification on who sets the millage and whether it is proposed or required.

Ms. Preston explained that the Required Local Effort millage is set by the state, the Local Discretionary millage, the district does not really have a choice because if we do not levy the full amount, we would not be considered a full participant in the state funding formula and then the state would penalize us monetarily. The Critical Needs is a choice, it is the millage the voters gave the Board the authority, several years ago, to address annually. The Capital Outlay is a choice but currently we would not be able to pay our debt without it.  She also stated that if we do not levy the 0.250 mill, we do not get the compression.

 


III. Public Hearing
3. Public Hearing: 2012-13 Proposed Millage Levy

Minutes: 

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing open to the public.

A. 2012-2013 Proposed Millage Levy

1. John Pilley, Viera Florida addressed the Board on the 2012-2013 Proposed Millage Levy.

4. 2012-13 Adopted Tentative Budget

Minutes: 

B. 2012-2013 Adopted Tentative Budget

1. John Pilley, Viera, Florida
2. Dan Bennett, BFT, Rockledge, Florida

The above named citizens addressed the Board on the 2012-2013 Adopted Tentative Budget.

Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray declared the public hearing closed.


IV. Superintendent's Recommendation
5. Publicly State the Name of the Taxing Authority and Millage Rates

Minutes: 

In compliance with Florida Statute 200.065, Dr. Binggeli read the following into the record:

Taxing Authority: The School Board of Brevard County, Florida  
     
2012-13 Rolled-back Rates: Required Local Effort 5.7172
  Local Discretionary 1.0163
  Capital Outlay 1.5276
Total Rolled-back Rate 8.2611
     
Percent Less Than the Rolled-back Rate: 2.0%
     
Proposed 2012-13 Millage Rates: Required Local Effort 5.598
  Local Discretionary 0.748
  Critical Needs (Operating) 0.250
  Capital Outlay                    1.500
  Total 8.096

6. Adopt the Resolution Setting the Required Local Effort, Local Discretionary and Capital Outlay Millage Rates for 2012-13
Attachment: Resolution Determining Revenues and Millages Levied.pdf

Motions:

Adopt the attached resolution setting the Required Local Effort, Local Discretionary and Capital Outlay millage rate of 7.846 mills for 2012-13.  The written resolution is incorporated into this motion by reference.

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Michael Krupp
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

7. Adopt the Resolution Setting the Critical Needs (Operating) Millage for 2012-13
Attachment: Resolution Determining Critical Needs Revenues and Millages Levied.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the attached resolution setting the Critical Needs (Operating) millage rate of 0.25 mills for 2012-13.  This is in addition to the millage approved in the previous motion.  The written resolution is incorporated into this motion by reference.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Andrew Ziegler
Second: Amy Kneessy
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye

8. Adopt the 2012-13 Budget


Motions:

Adopt the 2012-13 Budget in the following amounts:

Operating

$547,706,955

Special Revenue

102,285,835

Debt Service

45,484,225

Capital Outlay

98,341,415

Enterprise

8,297,843

       Subtotal

$802,116,273

Less Transfers

44,219,062

       Total

$757,897,211

 

 

Internal Service

$80,118,896

 

 

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

9. Adjust the Adopted Millage Levy


Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent to adjust the adopted millage levy and budget due to changes in the certified tax roll.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Andrew Ziegler
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

10. Forward the Adopted Millage Levy Resoultions


Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent to forward the adopted millage levy resolutions to the Brevard County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector no later than 30 days following the adjournment of the Value Adjustment Board.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Karen Henderson
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

11. Forward Budget Documentation


Motions:

Authorize the Superintendent to forward the following to the designated State Agencies:

  1. The adopted budget, millage levy resolutions, certified tax roll, rolled-back rate, proposed millage, and certified copies of advertisements for proposed budget and millage rate to the State Department of Education.
  2. The millage levy resolutions, certified tax roll, rolled-back rate, proposed millage, and certified copies of the advertisements for the budget and millage rate to the Department of Revenue.
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Michael Krupp
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Michael Krupp- Aye
Barbara Murray- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


V. Adjournment
12. Adjournment

Minutes: Chairman Dr. Barbara Murray adjourned the Final Public Hearing at 6:23 p.m.






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