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Halifax County Board of Commissioners

Halifax County Board of Commissioners Vernon J. Bryant, Chairman

J. Rives Manning, Jr., Vice-Chairman Carolyn C. Johnson

Linda A. Brewer Marcelle O. Smith

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T. Patrick W. Qualls

Tony N. Brown County Manager

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Andrea H. Wiggins Clerk to the Board

M. Glynn Rollins, Jr. County Attorney

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Monday May 18, 2020 Regular Meeting 9:30 AM Halifax County Historic Courthouse

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10 North King Street, Post Office Box 38, Halifax, North Carolina 27839 252-583-1131/Fax: 252-583-9921

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www.halifaxnc.com

The mission of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners is to provide leadership and support for an effective county government that seeks to

enhance the quality of life for the people of Halifax County.

Call to Order Chairman Vernon J. Bryant

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Adoption of the Agenda

Conflict of Interest Chairman Vernon J. Bryant

In accordance with the Halifax County Board of Commissioners Rules of Procedures and N. C. G. S. Sec.153A-44, it is the duty of every member present

to vote on all matters coming before the Board, unless there is a conflict of interest as determined by the Board or by law. Does any Board member have any known conflict of interest with respect to any matters coming before the Board today? If so, please identify the conflict and the remaining Board members will vote to consider the requested excuse.
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1. Agenda Items

A. FY 2020-2021 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Funding Plan Marcelle O. Smith, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Chairman

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B. FY 2020-2021 Budget Presentation Tony N. Brown, County Manager

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2. Other Business County Commissioners

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3. Adjourn County Commissioners

*** Accommodations for individuals with disabilities may be arranged by contacting

the County Manager's office at 252-583-1131 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. ***

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AGENDA Halifax County Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

TO: Halifax County Board of Commissioners

FROM: Marcelle O. Smith, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Chairman

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PRESENTER: Marcelle O. Smith, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Chairman

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SUBJECT: FY 2020-2021 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Funding Plan

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DATE: May 18, 2020 Regular Meeting

SUPPORTING INFORMATION: The FY 2020-2021 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Funding Plan will be presented.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description

No Attachments Available

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REQUEST: Approve the FY 2020-2021 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Funding Plan.

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AGENDA Halifax County Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

TO: Halifax County Board of Commissioners

FROM: Tony N. Brown, County Manager

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PRESENTER: Tony N. Brown, County Manager

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SUBJECT: FY 2020-2021 Budget Presentation

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DATE: May 18, 2020 Regular Meeting

SUPPORTING INFORMATION: The FY 2020-2021 Budget Presentation will be provided.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description FY 2020-2021 Budget Presentation Final Option Six FY 2020 -2021 Proposed Budget Ordinance

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REQUEST:

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May 18, 2020

Honorable Vernon J. Bryant, Chairman Halifax County Board of Commissioners

Dear Chairman Bryant and Board of Commissioners:

In accordance with the Local Government Budget Fiscal Control Act, I am again honored to present our comprehensive spending plan for Halifax County

Government for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Further, it fulfills my obligation to present a balanced fiscal plan to you and the citizens of the great county of Halifax. With your insight and direction, this document represents a continuation of the many important County services we provide in the most cost-effective manner possible.
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We have been slowly recovering from a recession since 2007. Unbeknownst to us, we would be facing a new and unprecedented challenge in the spring of

2020 with the onset of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. Fortunately Halifax County is in a good fiscal position to face this unknown challenge with our Fund Balance should the economy take an extended downturn.
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Since my tenure began almost 13 years ago, Halifax County has met the financial goals necessary to be awarded an A+ bond rating. Additionally, our

exceptional Finance Department has been the recipient of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) award for the past 20 years in a row, which continually shows the professional level of service we strive to provide to our citizens. I continue to be amazed and proud of the wonderful staff in our Finance Department. Our citizens are lucky to have such a dedicated staff whose commitment is obvious each and every day.
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As we have done every year of my tenure in the County Manager s Office, we begin our process much earlier than most other local governments. Our

staff began working on this budget in the fall of 2019 analyzing our many operational, service and capital needs. This process included a detailed capital planning process, as well as input from the Board of Commissioners during its retreat in December 2019, which culminated with the Board of Commissioners direction during our April 2020 Budget Work Sessions. I would like to extend a special thanks to our management team, elected officials, department/agency directors and also our educational partners for their continued dedication to a conservative and fiscally responsible approach in this budget process. As always, this budget strives to meet the Board of Commissioners mission, which is to Provide leadership and support for an effective county government that seeks to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Halifax County.
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As with most rural county governments in North Carolina, we continue to have budget challenges with our ever-increasing expenses needs, but without

revenues keeping pace. However, I do remain optimistic and positive about the County s overall fiscal and economic outlook. We have a 59.54 ( 35,185,027) Fund Balance which is well above the 8 suggested by the N.C. Local Government Commission. A majority (61 ) of the 35,185,027 Fund Balance
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is not available for general use (e.g. Restricted, Assigned, Committed Expenditures, etc.), thus limiting our cash-on-hand (Unassigned) funds to

13,701,295 in addressing any additional non- recurring needs in this budget. Again I compliment staff, with direction from the Halifax County Board of Commissioners, for creating the environment to allow us to have this healthy Unassigned Fund Balance amount.
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We continue to utilize our same successful revenue-based budgeting process which has served us very well when we implemented it 20 years ago. This

revenue-based budget has allowed us to weather economic challenges that have occurred and will continue to occur in the future. Our conservative projections and fiscally responsible approach has allowed Halifax County to maintain a healthy overall General Fund Balance.
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This year was a property tax revaluation year and the Halifax County Tax Office has done a tremendous job under the leadership of Tax Assessor Shane

Lynch and Tax Collector Doris Hawkins. Our revaluation process is designed to be fair to all property owners in Halifax County so everyone can pay their fair share to support our community needs. The Tax Office has also done an outstanding job in explaining the process so our tax payers clearly understand their tax bill and the rationale for any value adjustments that occurred.
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As required to be published, our revenue neutral tax is .73 per 100 value; this is the tax rate required to receive the same level of revenues with

the new values imposed from the revaluation process.
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Halifax County has always had challenges in being able to provide services to its citizens while keeping the property tax rate low. Compared to our

nearby counties, we continue to have one of the lowest property tax rates and of the ten most distressed (Tier 1) counties in North Carolina, Halifax County has the lowest property tax rate as noted by the charts below:
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Top Ten Most Distressed Counties

County Tax Base Per Capita Latest Reval

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Tax Rate 19-20

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Tax Rate 18-19

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Tax Rate 17-18

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Tax Rate 16-17

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Tax Rate 15-16

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2018-19 Budget Tier Rank Population

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Edgecombe 57,558.00 2017 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 57,674,917 1 1

57,000

Robeson 45,883.00 2018 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 0.77 153,362,354 1 2

132,606

Halifax 64,228.00 2020 0.76 0.77 0.78 0.78 0.73 43,163,988 1 3

51,766

Scotland 59,981.00 2011 1.00 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 28,012,039 1 4

35,093

Bertie 65,083.00 2012 0.865 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.84 38,341,664 1 5

19,244 Washington 72,688.00 2013 0.855 0.855 0.855 0.81 0.79 23,955,181 1 6 12,012

Columbus 46,385.00 2013 0.805 0.805 0.805 0.805 0.805 57,013,510 1 7

55,936

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Vance 59,495.00 2016 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.792 48,156,115 1 8

44,211

Hertford 68,106.00 2011 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.84 25,363,875 1 9

24,431

Richmond 74,220.00 2016 0.83 0.83 0.79 0.79 0.81 52,957,341 1 10

44,798

Neighboring Counties

County Tax Base Per Capita Latest Reval

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Tax Rate 19-20

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Tax Rate 18-19

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Tax Rate 17-18

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Tax Rate 16-17

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Tax Rate 15-16

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2018-19 Budget Tier Rank Population

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Bertie 65,083.00 2012 0.865 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.84 38,341,664 1 5

21,282

Edgecombe 57,558.00 2017 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 57,674,917 1 1

57,000

Franklin 82,738.00 2018 0.805 0.805 0.895 0.925 0.925 81,622,504 2 68

67,011

Halifax 64,228.00 2020 0.76 0.77 0.78 0.78 0.73 43,163,988 1 3

51,766

Martin 83,331.00 2017 0.81 0.79 0.79 0.735 0.735 31,893,555 1 12

23,729

Nash 77,632.00 2017 0.67 0.67 0.67 0.67 0.67 93,928,346 1 32

93,919

Northampton 95,883.00 2015 0.915 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.92 32,973,679 1 14

23,200

Warren 123,163.00 2017 0.79 0.79 0.76 0.71 0.66 30,882,258 1 18

21,000

I again commend not only this Board of Commissioners on your budget oversight, but also our staff in each department for their ability to adapt to

our ever-changing economic situation. Our staff remains committed to providing efficient and effective service to our citizens at the lowest cost to all taxpayers. I continually remind our citizens in my various conversations throughout the community, we are taxpayers as well and also wish to keep our tax burden low.
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We have improved each year since the 2007 recession. We have experienced growth in some of our major revenue streams. Unfortunately our year-to-date

sales tax revenue has decreased 6.5 compared to this time last year, so we have decreased our sales tax revenue projections for FY2020-2021. Based on the many challenges we continue to face, I am impressed we are still able to maintain a good collection rate of 97.0 . With our healthy Fund Balance, I am confident we will have the ability to absorb any potential shortfalls in the budget should the economy take a severe downturn.
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Despite Halifax County s Tier 1, we do maintain a very strong budget. I tribute our superb team to making this happen. In addition to the Tax Office,

I commend Sheriff Wes Tripp and his staff as well as County Attorney Glynn Rollins and his staff in going above and beyond in working with tax payers in establishing payment plans to aid citizens and minimize hardships. We are not required to do this but we do in order to support our citizens while respecting the challenges they
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face in this current uncertain economy. I offer my heartfelt thanks for the jobs the staff in each of these departments accomplish every day.

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We continue to have positive motion in our economic development efforts. I applaud the Board of Commissioners forward-thinking and proactive approach

in continuing to position the County to create well-paying jobs in the future. We have experienced slight growth, but with delays based on the pandemic. With the N.C. Department of Transportation s roadwork in the Roanoke Rapids area, the extension of Premier Boulevard to Highway 125 and of American Legion Road to Premier Boulevard, this will be a prime area for additional growth in the county. Along with support from our Economic Development Commission, its Executive Director and the County Commissioners positive approach, we are poised to have additional growth in our local economy.
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Based on our sound approach to our budgets each year, the County s financial situation is stable and in line with the requirements dictated by the

N.C. Local Government Commission. I am proud that we have had sound budget practices over my last 13 years as your County Manager and over the last 18 years in this office. This budget allocates 1,029,700 from our Fund Balance to cover additional human capital needs, general capital needs and also to assist non-profits in their support of our community needs. This use of Fund Balance and tax rate adjustment is in addition to maintaining the cuts and reductions made by our departments over the last eleven fiscal years. Despite the use of Fund Balance, our audited Total Fund Balance as of June 30, 2019 was 59.54 , well above the N.C. Local Government Commission s suggested 8 level.
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As required by the State of North Carolina, all counties with multiple graded school districts are required to support each district equally as to

local current expense funding based on each district s average daily membership (ADM). Counties must also provide funding for school capital needs. This year s budget provides additional capital funding for our public schools and community college totaling 560,000. The specific funding amounts are broken down as follows:
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Halifax Community College ................................................ 110,000 Halifax County Schools

....................................................... 150,000 Roanoke Rapids Graded School District ........................... 150,000 Weldon City Schools ............................................................ 150,000
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This additional money resulted from sales tax revenues collected and distributed to the County based on G.S. 105-524 (Article 44). The current

allocation is the result of collections over the past year. Going forward each fiscal year, the Halifax County Board of Commissioners will determine whether and how to appropriate these Article 44 funds, which are limited to economic development, public education or community college purposes.
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All three graded school systems will receive funding based on the supplemental school property rate within their respective districts. The following

tax rates are anticipated for each of the school systems:
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Halifax County Schools ............................................. .10/ 100 value Roanoke Rapids Graded School District (proposed) .... .225/ 100

value Weldon City Schools .................................................. .20/ 100 value
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This additional money resulted from additional sales tax revenues distributed to the County pursuant to G.S. 105-524 (the hold harmless provisions

related to the repeal of the former Article 44 sales tax). The current allocation is the result of sales tax collections over the past year. Going forward each fiscal year, the Halifax County Board of Commissioners will determine whether and how to appropriate these Article 44 hold harmless revenues, which are limited to economic development, public education or community college purposes.
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Even with continued reductions the County made during the recession, we have been able to maintain our service levels to meet the needs of our

citizens; county departments continue to operate in a cost-effective manner. We have had staff reductions in both the Health Department over the years as well as in Public Utilities. The staff and I are committed to evaluating our programs and will continue to pursue cost-saving measures to get the biggest bang for our tax dollars. We will always strive to be efficient in the service we provide to our citizens.
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Halifax County has many capital needs. This budget will continue to address our pressing capital needs by funding, among other things, debt service

payments for Enfield-Inborden School, Manning Elementary School, Social Services facility and Water Service Line construction, in addition to the Solid Waste Transfer Station.
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Important features of the budget proposal for Halifax County for FY 2020-2021 are as follows:

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This budget continues County services at efficient and effective levels. This budget includes a property tax revaluation adjustment from the Revenue

Neutral
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Rate of .73 per 100 value to .76 per 100 Value. The 2019 tax rate of .77 per 100

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value will become .76 per 100 value for 2020.

This budget is based on an estimated property tax base of 3,399,919,139 and a tax collection rate of 97.0 . The tax rate of .76 cents per 100 value

will be adequate to
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support the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.

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This budget increases the funding for each graded school district from 735.76 per pupil to 743.29 per pupil; this amount is based on the Average

Daily Membership (ADM).
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To maintain a healthy workforce, this budget continues to provide a competitive benefits package which includes 100 paid premiums for health coverage

for each full-time
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employee who participates in the County s Wellness Program. With increasing health

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costs, this budget had to absorb a 14.5 premium increase to maintain employee health

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This budget maintains our Longevity Pay Program which is a vital employee retention program to reward our long-term full-time employees.

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This budget provides a 2 Market Adjustment (COLA) and step increase for full-time employees as well as a bonus for full-time and regular part-time

employees.
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This budget funds our Pay-for-Performance evaluation plan, a vital employee retention tool.

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Beginning this year, the County will offer a Floating Holiday to employees on years when there are only two days authorized for the Christmas

Holiday.
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This budget continues our hiring freeze, previous staff reductions and travel restrictions which will remain in effect throughout this budget year.

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This budget includes funds to support both economic development and contingency operations.

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This budget continues to require employees to use County vehicles, when available, for travel; this policy amounts to a savings of over 60 in travel

costs versus paying mileage
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for use of personal vehicles.

This budget funds needed capital outlay for County departments. This budget provides additional funding to our non-profit community partners in the

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amount of 352,486.

Historically we have had difficult budget situations in Halifax County, the past few years of this budget planning process have been especially

challenging in playing catchup on addressing needs that have been delayed based on our reduced revenues during the recession years. However, even today, there are unknowns in the areas of lottery revenues, sales tax distributions, allowable 9-1-1 fund expenses, Beer Wine Tax, Medicaid Transformation, as well as many others that could affect this and upcoming budgets.
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This proposed budget does show the County s commitment to providing excellent services to its citizens. However, this budget only addresses items of

which we, the County, have full control. There will always be the potential for changes from both the Federal and State Government as we progress to a new normal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff and I will continue to work diligently with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) in communicating our concerns to both our State and Federal Legislators to ensure they are fully educated and aware of the potential implications of their decisions on Halifax County.
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Finally, I applaud this Board of County Commissioners for recognizing the value of our Human Capital . It was never more evident how valuable our

employees were until we had to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. This pandemic shows the true commitment our employees have to protecting our citizens, especially those most vulnerable to the ill effects of the virus. I am
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extremely honored over the commitment we have from our employees and the services we proudly provide. I would like to give a special thanks to Public

Health Director, Bruce Robistow, for his untiring efforts to keep the public not only safe, but well informed. Our employees stepped up to the challenge and did a wonderful job, but I want to give special thanks to our courageous Public Health Nurses they are the real heroes here and deserve special accolades in their handling of the pandemic. I also send kudos to our local hospitals and especially to our own Vidant North hospital.
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As required by law, the budget will be available for public inspection in the Clerk to the Board s office and in all five County public libraries for

the required ten (10) days [due to COVID-19 limited access in county offices, please contact the Clerk s Office or the Library Branch to schedule an appointment to view a copy or to have a copy made]. A public hearing will be held on Monday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. with a final adoption scheduled for Monday, June 15th at 9:30 a.m. After the May 18th meeting, the proposed budget will be available on the County s website at www.halifaxnc.com.
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I thank you for the opportunity you have given me to be a public servant to this great community we call Halifax County. I appreciate your support,

guidance and encouragement as I and staff continue to grow in our service to our citizens. It continues to be a rewarding experience to work with our dedicated County employees who always amaze me with their ability to do more with less while maintaining their commitment to working hard and serving our Halifax County citizens. I would especially like to thank the strong support that I received from our core budget team: Deputy County Manager, Dia Denton; Finance Director, Mary Duncan; the former Human Resources Management Director, Renee Perry; County Attorney, Glynn Rollins and our former Senior Management Analyst, Ian Bumgarner. These team members are the gas and oil to our Halifax County Government budget engine. I also want to additionally thank all our employees with their can-do attitude. Knowing our challenges, our employees do have an efficiency mindset and continue to look for ways to improve while still providing a phenomenal level of service; this strong sense of public service is proven to me daily in my interactions with all of our great employees. It is always my desire to provide strong leadership and take a fiscally sound approach to maintaining and improving the quality of life for our citizens. Our goal in Halifax County is to provide a better place to live, work, play and improve life for all of our residents. As has been our catch phrase over the last 10+ years Working Together Works and I m honored to be a part of a team that practices and lives out the meaning of these words every day. On behalf of our 576 citizen servants, I am honored to present this proposed budget to the Halifax County Board of Commissioners for FY 2020-2021 and stand ready to assist you in continuing to move the County forward.
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Respectfully Submitted,

Tony N. Brown County Manager

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REVISED May 13, 2020

Option 6: USE FB + Property Tax Adjustment

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UNASSIGNED Fund Balance ( 2,368,425) ........................................................ 2,368,425 Tax Adjustment .03 (3 cent to .76/ 100)

............................................................ 990,000 Total Available: 3,358,425
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Does Fund

- Additional Needed Capital (1X) ........................................................................ 137,000 - Employee Bonus @ 1,000/ 500 (1X)

............................................................... 700,000 - Pending Outside Requests BoC Additions (1X) ............................................. 32,700 - Additional Sheriff Vehicles [4 @ 40,000] (1X) ................................................. 160,000
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- Employee Market Adjustment (2 RR) .......................................................... 310,000 - Employee Step Adjustment (1.25 RR)

.......................................................... 198,000 - Employee Performance Pay Plan (RR) ............................................................ 260,000 - Additional 12-hour EMS Crew at Scotland Neck Station (RR) .................... 248,000
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1X TOTAL: 1,029,700 RR TOTAL: 1,016,000

Does Not Fund

ONE TIME USE: 1,338,725 AVAILABLE TO USE ELSEWHERE

RECURRING USE BALANCE: - 26,000

Commissioner ___________ introduced the following Budget Ordinance, Operations Department 2,087,884 which was seconded by Commissioner

________________ and adopted. Planning and Development Services 491,536
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Register of Deeds 435,749 Whereas, the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 was submitted Tax Administration 1,493,903

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to the Board of Commissioners on May 18, 2020 by the Halifax County Manager Tax Revaluation 50,000 and filed with the Clerk to the Board on that

date; and,
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HUMAN SERVICES 8,443,605 Whereas, on June 1, 2020, the Halifax County Board of Commissioners Health Department 2,455,009

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held a public hearing on the budget pursuant to G.S. 159-13. Cardinal Innovations 289,500 Cardinal Innovations ABC 42,000

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Be it ordained by the Halifax County Board of Commissioners that for the Social Services 5,657,096 purpose of financing the operations of Halifax

County for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, there are hereby appropriated from taxes EDUCATION 10,895,801 and other revenue the following amounts: Schools Current Expense 5,587,231
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Schools Capital Outlay 3,941,692 BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of Halifax County, North Carolina Halifax Community College County

Current Fund 1,187,851
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Halifax Community College Other CE-Inst Support - Section 1. The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the General Fund for Halifax Community

College Plant Fund 179,027 the operation of the county government and its activities for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the charts of accounts PUBLIC SAFETY 14,206,098 heretofore established for this County: Central Communications 962,461
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Emergency Management 107,486 GENERAL GOVERNMENT 9,283,054 Emergency Medical Services 3,513,760 Cooperative Extension 404,415 Jail 3,201,859 County

Management 661,762 Sheriff's Office 6,256,373 Elections 308,533 Fire Departments Donations 79,000 Finance Department 578,315 Judicial Services 25,159 Governing Body 166,729 Medical Examiner 60,000 Halifax Development Commission 332,919 Human Resources 276,822 OTHER SERVICES 4,128,335 Information Technology Services 787,509 Student Incentive 99,867 Legal Department 292,074 Juvenile Crime Prevention 198,872 Library 719,246 Boards and Commissions 7,348 Natural Resources Conservation 195,658 Outside Funding Recipients 94,200
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Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Ordinance

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Chamber Building 43,100 1/2 Cent Sales Tax (Art. 44*524) 560,000 Home Community Care Block Grant 292,174 Local 1/4 Cent Sales Tax (Art. 46) 1,300,000

OPEB 475,000 Register of Deeds 303,500 Tourism 3,600 ABC 257,000 Council on Aging 16,575 Privilege Schedule B 3,200 Aging Coordinator 80,209 Occupancy Taxes - Administration 850,000 Veterans 64,352 Motor Vehicle Tax 2,830,000 Farmers Market 5,100 Insurance 486,939 INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUES 526,000 NC Forestry Service 120,000 Facility Fees 60,000 Transfer/Support Services 2,140,999 Telecable Franchise Tax 85,000
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Reimbursement from State-DWI 6,000 Notwithstanding the appropriation for Outside Funding Recipients , if it is Municipal Tax and Fee Collections

375,000 determined that there is no statutory authority for the county to engage in the activity funded for the outside funding recipient, or that the funding of such activity is not PERMITS AND FEES 806,050 authorized by law, then such appropriation shall be void. All outside funding Building Inspection Fees 200,000 recipients shall execute a grant agreement with the County before funding Farmers Market 1,400 is received. Elections Revenue/Filing Fees -
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Sheriff's Fees 52,000 TOTAL APPROPRIATION 46,956,893 ID Card Replacement 50

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Civil Fees 55,000 Section 2. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available in the Jail Canteen 25,000 General Fund for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Inmate Sick Call Fees -
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Misdemeanant Program 9,000 AD VALOREM TAXES 25,685,782 Officer Fees 11,000 Taxes Ad Valorem 25,086,782 Fines Forfeitures 185,000 Prior Years Taxes

375,000 Jail Fees 40,000 Late Payment Interest 195,000 Tax Administration - Maps 1,000 Gross Tax Receipts 29,000 Handgun Processing - Sheriff 22,000
Tagged Interests: impact fee, taxes, Taxes, public safety, program, jail, and ad valorem

Handgun Fingerprint Fees 2,400 OTHER TAXES AND LICENSES 13,803,700 Camp Fees 17,200 1 Cent Sales Tax 2,900,000 Attorney Fees 115,000 1/2 Cent Sales

Tax (Art. 40) 2,700,000 Tax Advertising Fees 70,000 1/2 Cent Sales Tax (Art. 42) 2,100,000
Tagged Interests: impact fee, legal, sale, taxes, Taxes, arts, advertising, and license

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MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE 2,232,908 TOTAL REVENUES 46,956,893 Concession Machines 50 Magistrate Rent 2,100 Other Rents 160,200 Interest on Investments

400,000 Library 108,223 Economic/Physical Development 23,600 Miscellaneous Revenue 85,000 Jail PayTel Communications 36,000 Fire - Loan 6,000 Weldon City Schools SRO 113,000 Halifax County Schools SRO 301,100 RV Chamber 43,100 Public Utilities - Water Indirect Cost 113,470 Public Utilities - Solid Waste Indirect Cost 110,365 Public Utilities - Solid Waste Monofill Indirect Cost 5,600 Tourism 3,600 QSCB Debt Pmt Federal Reimbursement 116,100 RVCC/EDC/TDA Maint Account 5,400 Lottery Funds - Manning Elem Debt Pmt 200,000 OPEB 400,000
Tagged Interests: funding, utility, development, gambling, solid waste, tourism, Utility, water, Development, communications, investment, education, Communications, jail, and library

HUMAN SERVICES 2,000 Veterans Administration 2,000

Tagged Interests: veterans and services

GRANTS 601,302 Student Incentive 99,867 Youth Services-DJJDP 198,872 Home Community Care Block Grant 302,563

Tagged Interests: grant, services, youth, and incentive

TRANSFER FROM OTHER FUNDS 510,355

Tagged Interests: funding

FUND BALANCE 2,788,796

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Section 3. The following amounts are hereby appropriated in the Reassessment Section 7. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Drug

Fund for the future revaluation of property in Halifax County during the fiscal year Enforcement Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore accounts heretofore established for this county: established for this county:
Tagged Interests: drugs and property

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 50,000 Miscellaneous Expenditures 200

Tagged Interests: funding

Section 4. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available to the TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 200 Reassessment Fund for the fiscal year

beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: Section 8. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available
Tagged Interests: funding and housing

for the Drug Enforcement Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 Transfer General Fund 50,000 and ending June 30, 2021: Fund Balance -

Tagged Interests: drugs

Fund Balance 200 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 50,000

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 200 Section 5. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for Unemployment Insurance for the fiscal year beginning July

1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, Section 9. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Drug in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established for this county: Task Force Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending
Tagged Interests: drugs and insurance

June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore Expenses 25,000 established by this county: Transfer General Fund 325,000

Supplies and Materials 15,000 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 350,000 Tools and Equipment 1,000

Tagged Interests: funding, equipment, and materials

Section 6. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 16,000 Unemployment Insurance for the fiscal year

beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: Section 10. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the
Tagged Interests: funding and insurance

Drug Task Force Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and Interest Earned - ending June 30, 2021: Transfer General Fund 278,359 Fund

Balance 71,641 Fund Balance 16,000
Tagged Interests: drugs

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 350,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 16,000

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Section 11. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Controlled Section 14. It is estimated that the following revenues will be

available for the Substance Tax Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established and ending June 30, 2021: for this county:
Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

Federal Funds - Supplies and Materials 5,000 Fund Balance 100,000 Capital Outlay 20,000 Travel/Training 2,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 100,000 Other

Expense 5,000
Tagged Interests: funding, travel, materials, and training

Section 15. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 32,000 Emergency Telephone System for the fiscal year

beginning July 1, 2020
Tagged Interests: funding and emergency

and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore Section 12. It is estimated that the following revenues will be

available for the established for this county: Controlled Substance Tax Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: Telephone Expenses 111,539
Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

Service Contracts 155,000 State Funds 7,000 Recurring Charges - Interest Earned - Employee Training 25,000 Fund Balance 25,000 Expenses 10,000

Tagged Interests: funding, contract, and training

Capital Outlay 60,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE 32,000

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 361,539 Section 13. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund for the fiscal year

beginning July 1, 2020 and ending Section 16. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established Emergency Telephone System for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 for this county: and ending June 30, 2021:
Tagged Interests: funding and emergency

Supplies 20,000 Wireless Funds 361,539 Capital Outlay 80,000 Fund Balance -

Tagged Interests: funding, wireless, and Wireless

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 100,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 361,539

Tagged Interests: funding

Section 17. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Health Insurance Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending

Tagged Interests: health, insurance, and health insurance

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June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established Interest Earned 15,000 for this county: Fund Balance -

Expenses 5,700,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 2,824,112

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 5,700,000 Section 21. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the White Goods Disposal Fund operation for the fiscal

year beginning July 1, 2020
Tagged Interests: funding

Section 18. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts

heretofore Health Insurance Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending established for this county: June 30, 2021:
Tagged Interests: health, insurance, and health insurance

Engineering Services 10,000 Revenue 5,700,000 Fees - Interest Earned - Fund Balance - TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 10,000

Tagged Interests: impact fee, funding, and services

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE 5,700,000 Section 22. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the White Goods Disposal Fund

operations for the fiscal year beginning July 1,

Section 19. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Solid 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: Waste Collection Fund for the fiscal year

beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established Privilege Tax - for this county: Fund Balance 10,000
Tagged Interests: taxes and Taxes

Salaries and Benefits 454,827 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 10,000 Supplies 2,213,435 Capital Outlay 155,850 Section 23. The following amounts are hereby

appropriated for the Solid

Waste Disposal/Transfer Station Fund operation for the fiscal year beginning TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 2,824,112 July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in

accordance with the chart of accounts
Tagged Interests: funding

heretofore established for this county: Section 20. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Solid Waste Collection Fund

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 Salaries and Benefits 138,553 and ending June 30, 2021: Supplies 229,018
Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, and Utility

Collection and Hauling 689,581 HH SW Fee 1,814,260 Debt Service 189,789 Availability Fees 994,852 Ash Monofill Expense 33,199

Tagged Interests: impact fee

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SW Landfill Closure 50,000 Section 27. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Tire Capital Outlay 186,500 Disposal Fund operations for

the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and
Tagged Interests: landfill and solid waste

ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 1,516,640 established for this county:

Tagged Interests: funding

Section 24. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Fees 80,000 Solid Waste Disposal/Transfer Station Fund for the

fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 80,000
Tagged Interests: impact fee, funding, utility, solid waste, and Utility

SW Landfill Closure 50,000 Section 28. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Tipping Fees 696,175 Tire Disposal Fund

operations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and Int SW Disposal Tax 50,000 ending June 30, 2021: Availability Fees 687,266 Fund Balance 33,199 Sales Tax 65,000
Tagged Interests: impact fee, sale, landfill, taxes, Taxes, and solid waste

Scrap Tire Grant 15,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE 1,516,640 Fund Balance -

Tagged Interests: grant

Section 25. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Solid TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 80,000 Waste Electronics Management Fund operations

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts Section 29. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Water heretofore established for this county: Department Fund operations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and
Tagged Interests: utility, Utility, and water

ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore Recycling Disposal Fee 8,279 established for this county:

Tagged Interests: recycling

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 8,279 Salaries and Benefits 846,331 Supplies 1,415,510

Tagged Interests: funding

Section 26. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Services 205,150 Solid Waste Electronic Management Fund operations

for the fiscal year Water Purchases 2,206,869 beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021: Capital Outlay 202,400
Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, Utility, services, water, and purchasing

Debt Service 1,704,923 SW Electronics Management 3,000 Fund Balance 5,279 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 6,581,183

Tagged Interests: funding

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 8,279

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Section 30. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts

heretofore Water Department Fund operations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 established for this county: and ending June 30, 2021:
Tagged Interests: utility, Utility, and water

Salaries and Benefits 108,000 Other Operating Revenues 558,907 Water Sales 5,959,676 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 108,000 Fees 60,100 Interest 2,500 Section

34. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Fund Balance - Law Enforcement Separation Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020
Tagged Interests: impact fee, funding, sale, utility, Utility, public safety, and water

and ending June 30, 2021: TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE 6,581,183

Transfer General Fund 108,000 Section 31. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Phase XI Interest Earned - Water Revenue Bonds - Debt

Service Fund operations for the fiscal year Fund Balance - beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established for this county: TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 108,000
Tagged Interests: utility, bond, Utility, and water

Revenue Bonds 50,000 Section 35. The following amounts are hereby appropriated for the Public Revenue Bond Interest 48,100 School Building Fund for

the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending Bank Service Charges 100 June 30, 2021, in accordance with the chart of accounts heretofore established
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, bond, and education

for this county: TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 98,200

Tagged Interests: funding

Expenses 87,000 Section 32. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Phase XI Water Revenue Bonds - Debt Service Fund

operations for the fiscal TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 87,000 year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021:
Tagged Interests: funding, utility, bond, Utility, and water

Section 36. It is estimated that the following revenues will be available for the Transfer - Water and Sewer Fund 98,100 Public School Building Fund

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and Interest Earned 100 ending June 30, 2021:
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, sewer, utility, Utility, water, and education

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES 98,200 Interest Earned - Fund Balance 87,000