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Minutes 12/15/08 SPECIAL MEETING December 15, 2008 Present: Peter Runyon Sara Fisher Keith Montag Bryan Treu Kathy Scriver Chairman Commissioner Acting County Manger County Attorney Deputy Clerk to the Board Absent: Am Menconi Commissioner This being a scheduled Public Hearing, the following items were presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their consideration: Special Recognition Airport Director Commissioner Fisher stated that Ovid Seifers' fellow employees wanted to acknowledge him for his dedication to the organization and airport. Ovid Seifers, Airport Director had increased the concession revenues by 280% since starting with the county. Environmentally, he'd installed a de-icing collection facility. He'd reduced the number of reservation days from 60 to 10. He'd implemented LED lights on the runway. He'd installed high intensity runway lights and the list went on. His fellow employees thanked him for his work at the airport making it a safer place, a more convenient place, and a place everyone could be proud of. Mr. Seifers stated that nothing would have been possible without the support of past and present commissioners. He thanked the board for their ongoing support. Resolution 2008-138 Setting Mill Levy and Adopt 2009 Budget John Lewis, Finance Department Mr. Lewis stated that he had nothing new to add since his last presentation on December 9,2008. The budget as presented requested $109,115,728 in expenditures and revenue of$111,519,6l4, which represented approximately 5 million dollars of operating decreases from the prior year. He reviewed the guidelines and objectives used in preparing the budget. The guidelines were set at the beginning in the budget process to continue core business at a high quality and reduce revenue forecast to more comparative levels due to current negative trends in the economy. A modified zero based budgeting approach was used. Staffing levels would be maintained at what they were in 2008. The Capital improvements committee prioritized capital purchases. The budget was prioritized to meet the commissioner's goals and objectives. He spoke about economic challenges and the decline in revenues. He stated that there would be an increase in federal funding. Administrative fees were set at 3.2 million based on the consultant's recommendations. The District Attorneys office funding increased 12 % at the board's request. Heath insurance would be fully funded according to the approved plan. Employee payroll costs would remain at the 2008 levels. He thanked the department heads and commissioners for their cooperation on the budget. It was recommended that the mill levy be maintained as it was last year. Commissioner Fisher stated that she had no questions. She thanked Mr. Lewis and his staff for their tireless work on the budget. Chairman Runyon added his thanks and spoke of the level of uncertainty in the past year. He believed the county would be in a stronger position moving forward. He believes that the county's level of service far exceeded neighboring counties. Chairman Runyon opened and closed public comment, as there was none. Commissioner Fisher moved to approve the Resolution in the matter of the adoption ofthe budget and the make and appropriations for the County of Eagle, State of Colorado, for fiscal year 2009. 1 12/15/08 Chairman Runyon seconded the motion. Of the two voting commissioners, the vote was declared unammous. Commissioner Fisher moved to maintain the mill levy at 8.499 for the year 2009. Chairman Runyon seconded the motion. Of the two voting commissioners, the vote was declared unammous. Atte :., ~_q &v,~ 2 12/15/08