City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - September 15, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. Recess Meeting

    RECESS MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2016          

    Be 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 order.

    Alderman Cody gave the invocation and the Mayor Pro Tem led the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The 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.

    CONSENT AGENDA

    Motion was made by Alderman Cox, seconded by Alderman Denyer and unanimously carried to approve the Consent Agenda. 

    Alderman 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 $300,000.00.

    Alderman Impey stated that the city absorbed the health insurance increase of $123,000.00 and did not pass that cost on to the employees.

    DEPARTMENT REPORT

    FIRE:

    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.

    ALDERMEN’S FORUM 

    Alderman 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

    The Mayor gave an update on the MDOT Hwy 90 widening project.

    Alderman Denyer invited everyone to go by the Harbor. It is in the final stages of completion. It is impressive, first class, handicap accessible.

    The Mayor stated there is a ground breaking on Oct. 3rd or 4thfor the Government St. Sidewalk project.

    Motion was made by Alderman Cox, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to recess the meeting until Sept. 20, 2016.       

    Meeting ended at 6:20 p.m.


    /s/ Shelly Ferguson                               /s/ Connie Moran                  

    City Clerk                                                Mayor

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