09-08-2016 Final Public Budget Hearing


The School Board of Brevard County, Florida met for the Final Public Budget Hearing on Thursday, September 8, 2016, 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 25, 2016. The affidavit of publication with a copy of the ad attached is filed in the Affidavit File in the Board Office.

Opening Exercises
1. Opening Exercises

Minutes: Chairman Ziegler called the Final Public Hearing to order at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation
2. Superintendent's Presentation
Attachment: Final Budget Hearing Presentation 9-8-16.pdf
Attachment: 2016-17 All Funds Book - Sept.pdf
Attachment: 2016-17 Cost Center Book - Sept.pdf
Minutes: Pennie Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, gave the presentation on the Proposed 2016-2017 budget and millage levy.

Public Hearing
3. Public Hearing on the 2016-17 Proposed Millage Levy

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler declared the public hearing open at 6:04 p.m.

He explained thatt he would take speakers in the following order:

A. 2016-17 Proposed Millage Levy
B.  2016-17 Adopted Tentative Budget

At that time, he asked twice if there were any individuals who wanted to address the Board on the 2016-17 Proposed Millage Levy.

Having no speakers, he then moved to the 2016-17 Tentative Budget.

4. Public Hearing on the 2016-17 Tentative Budget

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler asked twice if there were any speakers who wanted to address the Board on the 2016-2017 Tentative Budget.

Having no speakers, Chairman Ziegler concluded the public hearing at 6:05 p.m.


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

Minutes: Dr. Desmond Blackburn, superintendent of schools, stated the name of the Taxing Authority, the 2016-17 Rolled Back Rates, the percentage of change from the rolled back rates, and the millage rate to be levied.
6. Adopt the Resolution setting the Required Local Effort, Local Discretionary, and Capital Outlay millage rates for 2016-17
Attachment: ESE524.pdf

Motions:
Adopt the attached Resolution setting the Required Local Effort, Local Discretionary, and Capital Outlay millage rate of 6.916 mills for 2016-17.  The written resolution is incorporated into this motion by reference.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

7. Adopt the 2016-17 Budget

Minutes: Dr. Blackburn read the amounts in the 2016-17 Budget.

Motions:
Adopt the 2016-17 Budget in the following amounts:

Operating

$594,553,120

Special Revenue

105,716,343

Debt Service

41,210,708

Capital Outlay

201,103,641

Enterprise Fund

5,720,489

Subtotal

$948,304,301

Less Transfers

45,845,165

Total

$902,459,136

Internal Service Fund

$93,957,042

- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

8. 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: Karen Henderson
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

9. Forward the Adopted Millage Levy Resolutions


Motions:
Authorize the Superintendent to forward the adopted millage levy resolution to the Brevard County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector no later than thirty (30) days following the adjournment of the Value Adjustment Board.- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye

10. Forward Budget Documentation


Motions:

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

  1. The adopted budget, millage levy resolution, certified tax roll, rolled-back rates, proposed millage, and certified copies of advertisements for the proposed budget and millage rate to the State Department of Education.

  2. The millage levy resolution, certified tax roll, rolled-back rates, proposed millage, and certified copies of the advertisements for the proposed budget and millage rate to the Department of Revenue.
- PASS
 
Vote Results
Motion: Amy Kneessy
Second: Misty Haggard-belford
John Craig- Aye
Misty Haggard-belford- Aye
Karen Henderson- Aye
Amy Kneessy- Aye
Andrew Ziegler- Aye


Adjournment
11. Adjournment

Minutes: 

Chairman Ziegler had asked to move Board member and Superintendent reports from the special meeting to the end of the public hearing.

Board members made some brief comments.

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Chairman Ziegler adjourned the meeting at 6:24 p.m.
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For further details pertaining to this meeting, please refer to the published video on the School Board of Brevard County's website (www.brevardschools.org).








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