Mayor Stephen J. Wukela, Mayor Pro tern Frank J. Buddy Brand, Councilman George Jebaily, Councilwoman Teresa M. Ervin, Councilman Glynn F. Willis,
Councilwoman Octavia Williams-Blake and Councilwoman Pat Gibson-Hye Moore.
Mr. Andrew H. Griffin, City Manager; Mr. James W. Peterson, Jr., City Attorney; Mrs. Casey Moore, Assistant City Clerk; Mr. Scotty Davis, Deputy City
Manager of Community Engagement; Mr. Clint Moore, Assistant City Manager of Development; Mr. Kevin Y okim, Assistant City Manager of Administration/Finance; Chief Allen Heidler, Florence Police Department; Chief Randy Osterman, Florence Fire Department; Mr. Michael Hemingway, Director of Utilities; Mr. Chuck Pope, Director of Public Works; Mr. Jerry Dudley, Director of Planning; and Mrs. Amanda P. Pope, City Manager's Office Administrator.
Pro tern Brand made a motion to pass Bill No. 2019-43 on first reading and Councilwoman Moore seconded the motion.
Mr. Kevin Y okim, Assistant City Manager of Administration/Finance reported Funds are being re- appropriated from fiscal year 2018-19 to provide
funding from Unappropriated Reserves for FY 2019-20 in the General Fund, the Water Sewer Utilities Enterprise Fund, the Hospitality Fund, the Water Sewer Equipment Replacement Fund, and the Stormwater Equipment Replacement Fund to complete projects and purchases which were not finalized at the end of fiscal year 2018-19.
Mr. Tracy Huggins of Burch, Oxner, Seale Company, CPA's, PA reported for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 the City had budgeted revenues of
30,221,600 and actual revenues of 37, 117,134 in the General Fund. This resulted in a positive variance of 6,895,534. Budgeted expenditures were ( 39,164,630). Actual expenditures were ( 39,704,629) leaving a negative variance of ( 539,999). The net other financing sources budgeted were 8,943,030, which gives a zero budget. Actual net other financing sources were 12,919,061 resulting in a positive variance of 3,976,031. This leaves an actual excess in this year's budget of 10,331,566. Mr. Huggins further mentioned the 12,919,061 of net other financing sources does include the 7 .1 million bond anticipation note. Once that is removed, there will be an actual excess of 3,231,000 in the general fund. 50 of general fund revenue came from property tax credits, business licenses and franchise fees.
Mayor Wukela stated Council received an extensive report on the economic development project involving the property on the comer of the former
Florentine building. Councilwoman Moore made a motion to authorize Drew Griffin, City Manager and Jim Peterson, City Attorney to negotiate the remaining issues with the development project and Councilman Willis seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Funds are being re-appropriated from fiscal year 2018-19 to provide funding from Unappropriated Reserves for FY 2019-20 in the General Fund, the
Water Sewer Utilities Enterprise Fund, the Hospitality Fund, the Water Sewer Equipment Replacement Fund, and the Stormwater Equipment Replacement Fund to complete projects and purchases which were not finalized at the end of fiscal year 2018-19.
10043025-580060 Other Equipment (Athletic Programs) is increased in the amount of 162,000 to provide for Skate Park repair and deck replacement (
76,000), replacement mower 950 ( 20,000), a new tractor for the Soccer Complex ( 25,000), a new mower for the Soccer Complex ( 12,000), a zero-turn mower for the Soccer Complex ( 12,000), track and field equipment ( 12,000), and a striper for the Soccer Complex ( 5,000).
10049300-594080 Special Projects (Non-Departmental) is increased in the amount of 55,000 to provide for the General Fund portion of upgrades to the
City's website ( 5,000), development of a City mobile telephone application ( 10,000); and the replacement of a damaged traffic signal pole and mast arm on the corner of Irby and Evans Streets ( 40,000).
I. ISSUE UNDER CONSIDERATION: Request to annex 21 properties located along Parsons Gate, Abbey Way, and Jewell Court; TMNs 01221-01-249,
01221-01-256, 01221-01-284, 01221-01-311, 01221-01-312, 01221-01- 313, 01221-01-314, 01221-01-315, 01221-01-316, 01221-01-317, 01221-01-318, 01221- 01-319, 01221-01-320, 01221-01-321, 01221-01-322, 01221-01-324, 01221-01-325, 01221-01-326, 01221-01-327, 01221-01-328, and 01221-01-329, into the City of Florence and zone Neighborhood Conservation-15 (NC-15).