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2020-8-13 Meeting Minues Spec

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August 13, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners of Creek County (BOCC) met in Special

Session jointly with the Creek County Excise Board, Elected Officials and Department Heads on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., date and time duly posted.

Item #1: Meeting was called to order at 9:36 a.m. by Chairman, Newt Stephens Jr. Roll Call Stephens present, Warner present, and Whitehouse present.

Item #2: Statement of compliance with open meetings act-Chairman.

Item #3: Commissioner Stephens led the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation.

Item #4: Motion was made by Warner and seconded by Whitehouse to approve a Transfer in the amount of $43,327.85 out of the Use Tax Account 1301-1-0800-2005 to supplement the Budget for 2020-2021. Stephens discussed taking the shortage of $68,000.00 out of the Use Tax Account. Warner this way the elected officials don't have to take care of that shortfall. Patton stated that it is the duty of the Excise Board to review all departments before we can officially balance the budget. The Excise Board began the budget review. Kerry Patton, CPA stated that within the General Government Retirement, Work Comp., and Unemployment has requested less than last year, this is down $117,512.79. This item had a lot of discussion within all departments and the possibility of a shortfall in the carryover for next year. Engleman, Chairman of the Excise Board asked the Board of County Commissioners if they would commit to covering such short fall, if needed. Stephens and the Board stated they meet each Monday and at anytime an item can be added to the agenda to discuss the shortfall and transfer funds if there is a need. Stephens stated we don't really know if it is going to be needed or not. Stephens stated we are trying to keep $500,000.00 in the Use Tax account for emergency purposes. We are fortunate in this county to have a padding built up for this kind of issue. There was no other action by the board on this item. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.

Public Comment: NONE

Adjournment: Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Whitehouse at 11:47 a.m. to adjourn. Vote as follows: Stephens - Aye, Warner - Aye, Whitehouse - Aye.