May 22, 2007 Budget Meeting Minutes - Fayette County Government
The Board of Commissioners of Fayette County, Georgia met in a Special Called Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Suite 100, at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville, Georgia. COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Jack Smith, Chairman Herb Frady, Vice Chairman Robert Horgan Eric Maxwell Peter Pfeifer STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Jack Krakeel, Interim County Administrator Mary Holland, Director of Finance Sergio Acevedo, Budget Officer Carol Chandler, Executive Assistant Karen Morley, Chief Deputy Clerk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DISCUSSION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008: Interim County Administrator Jack Krakeel said the first item for discussion would be the non-departmental budget. NON-DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET Finance Director Mary Holland remarked that the non-departmental budget was divided among functions. She noted that function 10 was administration, function 20 was judicial and function 30 was public safety. She said most of these were utilities and insurance cost was shared among all departments. FAYETTE ART CENTER & GALLERY Kathleen Brewer remarked that after moving to Fayette County two years ago and realizing there was no art center or gallery anywhere in the County, she opened one. She said there had been a tremendous response to her gallery. She said after speaking with the School Board she learned that they would not be able to provide any funding. She said she was trying to determine where available funding might be found in Fayette County. Mr. Krakeel asked if she had done any research on grants through the Carnegie Foundation. Ms. Brewer said she would have to have paid employees in order to apply for those type of grants. She said at this time she did not have any paid employees. She noted that she could qualify for the National Endowment for the Arts this year because she had been a 501-C for the last three years. She said she had worked closely with the Georgia Council of the Arts and they had grants but would only give 2% of the operating cost. Mr. Krakeel asked Ms. Brewer how much funding she was requesting.