MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs
met in a Recess Meeting at City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 6:00 p.m.
on September 15, 2016. Mayor Pro Tem Impey presiding, Aldermen
Cox, Gill, Cody, Dalgo, and Denyer were present. The Mayor and Alderman McDonnell were absent.
Also present was City Clerk Shelly Ferguson and City Attorney Kevin Melchi.
The Mayor Pro Tem called the meeting to
Cody gave the invocation and the Mayor
Pro Tem led the Pledge of Allegiance.
City Clerk gave an update on the proposed FY16-17 budget. There were no changes to the Water, Sewer,
Garbage and Special Funds since the hearing. The general fund had increases in Sales Tax, County Parks Allocation,
and added one additional employee in the Public Works Street Department. The
projected ending balance for FY16 is $783,994.00. The projected ending balance for FY17 is $327,969.00.
Motion by Alderman Denyer, seconded by Alderman
Gill and unanimously approved to adopt the FY16-17 Budget and adopt the FY16-17
Resolution Fixing the Tax Levy.
was made by Alderman Cox, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried
to approve the Consent Agenda.
Denyer explained the 27th payroll check that transpires
approximately every 12 years as opposed to the usual 26 pay periods. The impact to the budget was over
Impey stated that the city absorbed the health insurance increase of
$123,000.00 and did not pass that cost on to the employees.
Chief Ponson informed the Board that
three (3) proposals were submitted for ambulatory services in Jackson
County. The recommending committee will
make their recommendation to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors.
Cody thanked the city departments for a job well done in preparation for
Cruisin’ the Coast. The city is
expecting record crowds.
MAYOR ARRIVES TO MEETING
Mayor gave an update on the MDOT Hwy 90 widening project.
Denyer invited everyone to go by the Harbor. It is in the final stages of completion. It is impressive, first class, handicap accessible.
Mayor stated there is a ground breaking on Oct. 3rd or 4thfor the Government St. Sidewalk project.
was made by Alderman Cox, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to recess
the meeting until Sept. 20, 2016.
ended at 6:20 p.m.
Shelly Ferguson /s/ Connie
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