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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Macon County Commissioners Annual Retreat
2013 Coverage

Scroll down for updates that include audio and video of the meeting.

The Macon County Commissioner will be holding their annual retreat to review the past year and set the agenda for the coming year at the halfway point in their fiscal year.

I will be posting a nearly live play by play [link] from the meeting on Google Plus and will be recording video and posting low resolution portions portions of it online in the future. If I post video excerpts while the meeting is going on, I will be doing that at the bottom of this post instead of in reverse chronological order like I have done in the past.

Here is a copy of the posted meeting agenda.

January 19th, 2013 – 9:00 A.M.

9:00 -9:10 Welcome- Chairmen, (Kevin Corbin)

9:10 -9:20 Macon County 2012, Year in Review (Jack Horton)

9:20- 9:50 Mid-Year Financial Review (Finance Director Lori Hall)

9:50- 10:00 Proposed Budget Calendar Fiscal year 2013/14 (Jack Horton)

Budget challenges and goals for FY 2014

10:00- 10:15 NCACC Legislative goals (Ronnie Beale, Kevin Corbin)
10:15- 10:30 Redistricting (Chairman Corbin)

10:30- 11:00 Tax Revaluation Schedule etc.
(Richard Lightner, Tax Administrator)

11:00- 11:20 Information Technology upgrade
(Andy Muncey, IT Director, and
Richard Lightner, Tax Administrator)

11:20: 11:50 Emergency Services/ EMS proposed shift schedule changes
And equipment replacement needs
(David Key, Emergency Services Director,
County Manager Horton, Commissioner Jim Tate)

11:50- 12:30 Public Schools
(Possible cut in state funding for current expense, and
State revenues loss (i.e.) lottery, ADM
School Security issues?
Next steps, what are our options?

12:30 - 1: pm LUNCH

1:00 – 1:15 Capital Improvement Projects:
Schools, Infrastructure, Transportation, Recreation

1:15 – 1:30 Employee Classification and Compensation Plan,
Funding and Implementation
(County Manager / Human Resource Director)

1:30 – 1:50 Goals and expectations for next year (What do we want to accomplish?

1:50 – 2:00 Wrap up and closing comments

My nearly live coverage will begin at 9 am.

**UPDATE #1 1.43pm** Audio of part one of the meeting.

**UPDATE #2 1.51pm** Audio of part two of the meeting. Takes us to the lunch break.

**Update #3 3.33pm ** Transcribed copy of budget calendar. (any errors are mine)


January 19, 2013 BOCC receives FY 2013/2014 budget calendar

Feb 15, 2013 at 9am Preliminary Budget Meeting with Dept Heads

March 15, 2013 Departments complete line item budget input and
return hard copy requests and narratives

April 1- April 12, 2013 County Manager meetings with department heads as

April 15, 2013 Macon County Schools and outside agencies submit
budget requests.

May 14, 2013 Manager's recommended budget presented to BOCC with
message; distributed to department heads, posted on
County webpage.

May 15, 2013 until Work Sessions with the Board

June 11, 2013 at 6pm Public hearing on the budget

June 18, 2013 Board adopts the budget 

**UPDATE 4.14pm** Here is the audio of the third and last part of the annual retreat for the county commissioners.

**UPDATE 3.25am 01/20/2013** Low resolution video (part one of three).

**UPDATE 6.08am** Low resolution video (part two of three). The third part will be uploaded sometime this afternoon after church.

**UPDATE 8.00am** Low resolution video (part three of three). I finished it quicker than expected.

**UPDATE 2.39pm** Video of the presentation given by Lori Hall, Macon County Finance Director, at the meeting. Video presented in HD so the slides can be read. View full screen if you have the bandwidth.