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Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator, Joseph Brown, presented the State of the County Address at the June Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday, June 18th. Thank you so much to T.R. Long Engineering for sponsoring the event.

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator, Joseph Brown, presented the State of the County Address at the June Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday, June 18th. Thank you so much to T.R. Long Engineering for sponsoring the event.

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2020 State of Liberty County Address

  1. 1. State of The County 2020
  2. 2. A Comparative Review FY 2021 Proposed Budget ……… $ 35,415,454 FY 2020 Budget ………………........ 32,629,308 Budget Increase ...(8.5% increase)… $ 2,786,146
  3. 3. Summary of Expenditures Expenditures FY 2021 Proposed FY 2020 Budget $ Change % Change Salary & Wages 15,653,561 14,803,566 849,995 5.74% Employee Benefits 5,806,221 5,170,731 635,490 12.29% Purchased Services 6,956,918 6,550,877 406,041 6.20% Supplies 2,342,270 2,091,185 251,085 12.01% Capital Outlay 642,782 107,100 535,682 500.17% Intergovernmental Payments 1,575,090 1,545,890 29,200 1.89% Debt Service 222,490 93,025 129,465 139.17% Other Financing Uses 2,216,122 2,266,934 (50,812) -2.24% Total Expenditures 35,415,454 32,629,308 2,786,146 8.54%
  4. 4. Proposed: FY 2021 Functions Budget Percentage Public Safety 40% 14,128,944 40% General Government 28% 9,850,499 28% Judicial 15% 5,228,908 15% Public Works 7% 2,451,850 7% Culture & Recreation 6% 2,352,890 6% Housing & Develop 2% 840,167 2% Health & Welfare 2% 562,196 2% Grand Total 35,415,454 100% Public Safety 40% General Government 28% Judicial 15% 7% 6% 2% 2% Public Safety 40% General Government 28% Judicial 15% Public Works 7% Culture & Recreation 6% Housing & Develop 2% Health & Welfare 2%
  5. 5. Proposed: FY 2021 Classification of Service Mandated 64% 22,694,628 Essential 33% 11,728,926 Discretionary 3% 991,900 Grand Total 35,415,454 Mandated 64% Essential 33% Discretionary 3% Mandated Services 64% Essential Services 33% Discretionary Services 3%
  6. 6. Mandated Services Governing Body State Court Judge Commission Chairperson Magistrate Court County Administration Probate Court Elections Public Defender Financial Administration Sheriff Department Law Vice Control Tax Commissioner Jail Operations Tax Assessor Flemington Law Board of Equalization Coroner/ Medical Examiner General Gov’t Buildings Emergency Management Gen Adm Fees - CGRDC Public Health Administration Judicial Administration Community Service Center Superior Court Vital Statistics Clerk of Superior Court Indigent Medical Care District Attorney State Court Total Mandated Services = $ 22,694,628 Essential Services Data Processing/ MIS Mosquito Control Risk Management DFACS General Engineering Library Administration Juvenile Court Conservation Administration Fire Protection Agricultural Resources EMS Building & License Animal Control Intergovernmental Programs Roadways & Walkways Other Financing Uses - Recreation Maintenance & Shop Other Financing Uses - 911 Debt Service Other Financing Uses - WAAF Total Essential Services = $11,728,926 Discretionary Services Public Information School Resource Officer Community Services Senior Citizen & Chamber of Commerce Youth Program Narcotics Division Discretionary Services = $ 991,900
  7. 7. Proposed: FY 2021 Additional Personnel & Benefits New Personnel $ 685,416 Longevity $ 240,000 Total Proposed Salary & Benefits $ 925,416 Proposed: FY 2021 Capital Items Equipment $ 230,500 Vehicles $ 182,678 Computers/Software $ 132,604 Furniture & Fixtures $ 75,000 Total Proposed Capital $ 620,782
  8. 8. Personnel & Vehicles: • Administration Staff: Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and Administrative Assistant • Part Time Firefighters: 24 Firefighters • 3 Locations, 10 hours a day, 7 days a week • Volunteer Firefighters: 38 Volunteers • Vehicles: 8 Engines, 4 Tankers FY 2020 • Administration Staff: Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and Admin Asst. • Full Time Firefighters: 18 Firefighters (2 per station at three locations, working on a three-day cycle) hired in a staggered process • Part Time Firefighters: 24 Firefighters 3 Locations, 10 hours a day, 7 days a week • Volunteer Firefighters: 38 Volunteers • Vehicles: 8 Engines, 4 Tankers FY 2021
  9. 9. 1027 1178 1505 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 2017 2018 2019 Call Volume by Calendar Year
  10. 10. 72 121 180 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 Primary Response Zone Square Miles Square Miles Square Miles
  11. 11. Station Construction Islands Isle of Wight
  12. 12. Disaster/ Pandemic Planning
  13. 13. Disaster Recovery/Hazard Mitigation
  14. 14. COVID 19 General Offices • Reopened 6/15/20 • Occupancy / traffic limitations • Protective barriers • On line service expansion • Encourage masks • Virtual meetings Court Facilities • Judicial Emergency 7-12-20 • No Jury Trials • Distancing requirements • Courtroom limitations • High risk individuals/ procedure • Masks strongly encouraged • Task Force
  15. 15. Recreation Services Now Open • Tracks / walking trails • Pools • Open air venues • Basketball courts/skate park • Playgrounds • Boat ramps and fishing facilities Remaining • Indoor facilities • Camps • Organized programming
  16. 16. Sunbury Fishing Facility
  17. 17. MIDCOASTREGIONAL/WAAF AIRPORTLAYOUTPLANUPDATENARRATIVEREPORT/ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
  18. 18. Service Oct 18 Nov 18 Dec 18 Jan 19 Feb 19 Mar 19 Apr 19 May 19 Jun 19 Jul 19 Aug 19 Sep 19 Totals Military AC PPR 39 34 79 27 19 45 26 77 91 24 30 22 513 VFR (Filed From WAAF) 129 103 110 118 116 181 138 225 162 125 116 76 1629 IFR (Filed from WAAF) 9 10 24 11 2 6 12 17 26 5 4 4 130 Military Traffic Count 1855 2078 1252 1765 1322 2289 1051 1625 1439 1008 1161 277 17122 Civil Traffic Count 470 438 295 539 563 1020 1059 1498 1402 1219 1030 795 10328 Civil Jet A 1194 810 1121 1248 2030 1856 1277 1847 1791 906 1987 990 17351 AVGAS 1488 1511 955 1739 1837 2623 2856 3078 2928 2719 2019 1550 25292 Based A/C 25 25 26 26 26 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 27 (avg) Hangars/Leased 17/16 17/16 17/17 17/17 17/17 17/17 17/17 17/17 17/17 17/16 17/16 17/17 17/16.7 (avg) Information current as of 21 Jan 2020 Airport Business Trends FY19
  19. 19. Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Effective October 1, 2020
  20. 20. 5 Year Proceeds Total Revenue $ 43,662,683 SSTP Projects $ 13,086,804 PM $ 1,308,680 Other Gov’ts $ 29,227,199 Allenhurst 1.10% $ 321,499 Flemington 1.72% $ 502,707 Gumbranch .42% $ 122,754 Hinesville 46.73% $ 13,657,870 Midway 3.01% $ 879,738 Riceboro 1.24% $ 362,417 Walthourville 5.84% $ 1,706,868 Liberty Co. 39.95% $ 11,676,266
  21. 21. Mandatory 30% SSP Projects Intersection improvement - Crossroads Intersection/safety Intersection Barrington /17 Intersection/safety Interstate Paper Road Road Improvement Butler Ave. Signal & median MLK/Frasier Intersection/safety Veterans/S. Main Inter/signal/widening Veterans /Walmart Signal Baconton/ Lewis Fraser Median/sidewalks 17/Limerick Intersection/safety I-95 /84 Median EG Miles/LRMC Median W. 15th Sidewalks E. Memorial/ 84 Turn lane storage Gen. Screven/84 Turn lane 84/Flemington to high school Sidewalks
  22. 22. Youth Commission
  23. 23. Liberty County Youth Commission Goal of the Program • Investment into the youth by the Liberty County BOC for civic engagement and leadership development • Hired a part-time director to facilitate the program Enrollment • All youth from the 9th to the 12th grade (HS) are eligible to apply for a 12-month period • Meeting in virtual space due to COVID-19 "Liberty County Proud"
  24. 24. Liberty County Youth Commission Activities • Attended 2020 State Legislature & met with State Rep. Al Williams • Are taking leadership assessments for leadership training & development • Scheduling a session where youth will be educated about policy formation/development • Working with youth to develop & design projects that foster leadership and team-building "Liberty County Proud"
  25. 25. Why is the census important • Money. Power. Data. • Ensure our community is accurately represented to qualify for a portion of $675 billion in funding for essential programs and services. • Reapportion seats in Congress and assure proper district representation in state and local governments. • See how our community has changed and use that data to plan for the future.
  26. 26. HOW TO RESPOND • Online www.2020census.gov • Phone 1-844-330-2020 • Mail Paper forms will arrive soon • In Person Census workers will go to homes starting August 2020
  27. 27. NEW Timeline January 2020 – March 2020 Engaged target groups April 2020 COVID19 suspended operations May 2020 – June 2020 Virtual outreach July 2020 Wrap-up local outreach operations August 2020 Census workers field operations resume October 31, 2020 Final Day to Be Counted
  28. 28. Liberty county response as of June 1, 2020 • Nation 60.6% • State 56.7% • Liberty County 50.3% • Flemington 59.1% • Hinesville 54.1% • Midway 53.5% • Gumbranch 48.6% • Allenhurst 48.0% • Riceboro 45.0% • Walthourville 34.1%
  29. 29. What can you do? • Remind family, friends, employees, and colleagues • Include a Census message in all of your meetings and handouts • Submit locations to place Census yard signs • Submit events to partner for Census promotions • Share Census messages on social media Call: (912) 334-2790 Email: Krystal.Hart@libertycountyga.com Visit Online: www.census.libertycountyga.com Follow Online: Liberty County Georgia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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