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>> WE WILL NOW HAVE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY

[CALL TO ORDER: ]

OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR, MS. CHRISTINE CAJUSTE.

>>

>> AS EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR OR MIGHT BE FAMILIAR, WE HANDLE TODAY WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE FORMALITIES AND WE DO READ FROM A SCRIPT. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

THIS IS A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS TO ESTABLISH THE MILLAGE RATE AND ADOPT THE CITY BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

I AM PLEASED THAT YOU CAN JOIN US THIS EVENING.

THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE THE CULMINATION OF AN ENTIRE YEAR OR MORE OF WORK BY THE CITY COMMISSION, CITY MANAGER, AND STAFF.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC TONIGHT, THE CITY COMMISSION HELD SEVERAL WORKSHOPS DURING THE YEAR AND A BUDGET WORKSHOP ON JULY 7, 2021, TO PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF ON THE SUBMITTAL.

IN ADDITION, THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE AND TENTATIVE BUDGET WAS HELD ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2021.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES ON THE DAYS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AT THE WORKSHOPS AND FOR THEIR SUGGESTIONS AS WE DELIBERATED ON STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE'RE READY TO BEGIN WITH TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2480,

[1. TO2480 Amended FY 2022 Millage Rate Ordinance ]

THIS IS THE SECOND AND FINAL PUBLIC HEARING TO ESTABLISH THE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

BEFORE WE BEGIN, MADAM INTERIM CITY MANAGER, PLEASE READ YOUR STATEMENT.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. CAN I BE HEARD?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. GREAT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TRUTH AND MILLAGE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUTES, THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE THE PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE AND THE ROLLBACK RATE.

AS SUCH, THE FOLLOWING IS READ INTO THE RECORD.

THE TENTATIVE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE OF 7.2000 MILLS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 IS 0.3581 MILLS OR 5.23 PERCENT MORE THAN THE ROLLBACK RATE OF 6.8419 MILLS.

THAT CONCLUDES MY STATEMENT.

THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE TO TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2480.

>> YES, MADAM MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

IN ORDINANCE TO THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA TO ESTABLISH AND LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES GROUP WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS, THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, FOR THE TAX YEAR 2021, PROVIDING FOR THE LEVEE OF AD VALOREM TAXES AND THE AMOUNT OF 7.2000 MILLS, $7,200 PER 1,000.

THAT'S $7.20 PER $1,000 BASED UPON THE TAXABLE VALUE AND NOT EXEMPT REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR MS. CAJUSTE.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

CHRISTINE CAJUSTE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

PRESENTING WITH ME TODAY IS JEFF STREETER, OUR BUDGET MANAGER.

WE ALSO HAVE PRESENT MELISSA TAYLOR AND MICHAEL GRZESIEK, WHO ARE BUDGET ANALYST.

TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2480 WAS FIRST PRESENTED ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 AT OUR FIRST BUDGET HEARING.

TODAY IS OUR FINAL BUDGET HEARING FOR THIS ORDINANCE.

THE GENERAL FUND UPWARD AND MILLAGE IS 7.2000 MILLS.

THIS PROVIDES FOR GENERAL OPERATION OF THE CITY, AND AS THOUGH THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER JUST ANNOUNCE, IT EXCEEDS THE ROLLBACK RATE OF 6.8419 MILLS BY 0.3581 MILLS OR 5.23 PERCENT.

ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2021, THE TENTATIVE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 WAS PRESENTED TO CITY COMMISSION AND APPROVED AS AMENDED.

THE AMENDED ORDINANCE IS HERE FOR ADOPTION TODAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021.

IT WAS ADVERTISED ON SUN SENTINEL ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2021.

THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE IS 7.2000 MILLS.

IT WILL SUPPORT THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

IT MAINTAINS CURRENT SERVICES WITH JUST SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENT AND IT PROVIDES

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FUNDING FOR FOUR ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME POSITION.

WE WANTED TO NOTE THAT FY 2022 BUDGET, THE OPERATION MILLAGE DOESN'T NOT ONLY FUNDS OPERATE IN AND NOT OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT.

A FEW YEARS AGO, THE CITY REACHED A POINT WHERE OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE ONLY FUNDED FROM OUR SAVINGS, WHICH IS OUR UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE.

WITH THAT, I'M NOW GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO JEFF STREETER WILL GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILS.

>> THANK YOU, CHRISTINE.

FOR THE RECORD, JEFF STREETER, BUDGET MANAGER.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS WE HAVE A TABLE OF THIS CHART SHOWING THE CITY'S HISTORY OF TOTAL TAXABLE VALUE.

IT COVERS A 15-YEAR WINDOW AND THE INCREASE FROM 2021-2022 IN TOTAL TAXABLE VALUE IS 7.29 PERCENT BASED ON THE JULY 1 CERTIFIED VALUES.

ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT SHOWN HERE, THE YEAR 2009, OUTSIDE OF THE 15-YEAR WINDOW, HAD A CITY TAXABLE VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY 3.88 BILLION.

LOOKING AT THIS TABLE, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE APPROACHED THAT LEVEL AGAIN WAS 2019.

IT TOOK THE CITY AN ENTIRE DECADE TO CLIMB OUT FROM THE FINANCIAL CRASH OF 2008.

THIS IS A TABLE OF MILLAGE RATES AND TAXABLE VALUES AND AD VALOREM REVENUE.

NOW, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 7.29 PERCENT IN TAXABLE VALUE FOR 2022, THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE MILLAGE RATE DOWN TO 7.2000 MILLS, RESULTS IN AN INCREASE IN BUDGETED PROPERTY TAX REVENUE OF 5.97 PERCENT.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE, THE CITY COMMISSION MUST ADOPT THE MILLAGE RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

AGAIN, THAT MILLAGE RATE THAT WAS ADOPTED, THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 13, WAS 7.2000 MILLS.

PER TRIM REQUIREMENTS, THE CITY WILL HAVE 72 HOURS TO SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT CERTIFIED OR MILLAGE ORDINANCE TO BOTH THE PROPERTY APPRAISER AND THE TAX COLLECTOR.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU. I AM NOT SEEING ANY QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES AT THIS TIME.

I'LL OPEN UP PUBLIC HEARING ON TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2480.

I DO HAVE DR. DARCY SCHILLER SIGNED UP, BUT IT'S NOT FOR THIS ITEM, IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW CLOSED AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADOPT THE OPERATING MILITARY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

>> I MAKE A MOTION TO SET THE OPERATING MILLAGE RATE AT 7.2000 MILLS, WHICH IS 0.3581 MILLS OR 5.23 PERCENT MORE THAN ROLLBACK RATE OF 6.8419 MILLS.

>> THANK YOU. DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. SEE NO DISCUSSION.

CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2481.

[2. TO2481 Amended FY 2022 Budget Ordinance ]

THIS IS THE SECOND AND FINAL PUBLIC HEARING TO ESTABLISH THE FISCAL YEAR 2022, OPERATING BUDGET, CAPITAL BUDGET, FINANCIAL POLICIES.

BEFORE WE BEGIN, MADAM, INTERIM CITY MANAGER, PLEASE READ YOUR STATEMENT.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR. THE TENTATIVE OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 IS $220,979,425, WHICH IS $33,013,034, MORE THAN THE AMENDED BUDGET OF 187,966,391 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.

THE TENTATIVE GENERAL FUND BUDGET, WHICH IS THE PRIMARY FUND FOR PROVIDING GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES, SUCH AS OUR CONTRACT WITH BSO, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, PUBLIC SERVICES AND PARKS AND RECREATION IS $71,388,801, WHICH IS $682,550, LESS THAN THE AMENDED BUDGET OF $72,071,351 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.

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IN ADDITION, THE FINANCIAL POLICIES ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE ADOPTION OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET.

THESE FINANCIAL POLICIES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR THE CITY.

THESE POLICIES SET PARAMETERS FOR OPERATING MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING ESTABLISHING RESERVES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, ESTABLISHING ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNING POLICIES, AND ESTABLISHING POLICIES ON ECONOMIC RESOURCES.

THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU. MR. CITY ATTORNEY, WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE TO TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2481.

>>YES MADAM MAYOR, I'M [INAUDIBLE] QUESTIONS IN ORDINANCES TO SEE COMMISSION OF CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA ADOPTING THE OPERATING BUDGET, REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES, CAPITAL BUDGET AND FINANCIAL POLICIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SOME BOOLEAN, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

>> THANK YOU, AND WE'LL NOW HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION BY OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR, CHRISTINE CAJUSTE.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM MAYOR, CHRISTINE CAJUSTE, DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL SERVICES.

PRESENTING WITH ME TODAY IS JEFF STREETER, WHO IS OUR BUDGET MANAGER.

BEFORE YOU IS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 2481, WHICH IS OUR BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR FY '22, IT INCLUDES OUR OPERATING BUDGET, OUR CAPITAL PLAN, AND OUR FINANCIAL POLICIES.

THE FIRST READING OF THIS ORDINANCE WAS ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021, AND THERE WAS SOME AMENDMENTS, SO IT'S BEEN PRESENTED AS AMENDED.

JUST TO GO A LITTLE BIT THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS.

IT BEGAN IN JANUARY 2021 WITH DEVELOPING THE CAPITAL NEEDS AND OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING.

BETWEEN MARCH AND JUNE, STAFF UPDATED THE FORECAST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND PROPOSE BUDGET AND A FORECAST FOR FY 2023 AND 2024.

ON JULY 7TH, 2021, WE HELD A BUDGET WORKSHOP, BUT THE CITY COMMISSION PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED FY 2022 BUDGET.

WE EVALUATED REVENUE AVAILABILITY, CURRENT AND FUTURE AND WE EVALUATED THE FUTURE IMPACT OF CURRENT YEAR DECISION.

ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2021, WE PRESENTED THE TENTATIVE BUDGET WHICH WAS AMENDED DURING THAT MEETING BY THE CITY COMMISSION TO MATCH OUR OPERATING MILLAGE.

WE ADVERTISED ON SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2021 IN THE SUN SENTINEL.

THIS IS BEFORE YOU FOR ADOPTION TODAY AS AMENDED.

HERE IS OUR TOTAL BUDGET AND I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO JEFF STREETER WHO'S GOING TO GIVE YOU THE DETAILS.

>> THANK YOU. FOR THE RECORD, JEFF STREETER, BUDGET MANAGER, AS A RESULT OF THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE THAT WAS ADOPTED ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, THE GENERAL FUND IS NOW $71,388,801 AND THE CITY'S TOTAL BUDGET IS REVISED DOWN TO $220,979,425.

THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO CHANGES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 13TH AND NOW.

THE CITY GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND THE CITY TOTAL BUDGET.

THE SPECIFIC CHANGES ARE THE CHANGE TO THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES OF $405,585 TO ALIGN WITH THE 7.2000 ADOPTED TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE, AND THAT'S AN ADJUSTMENT DOWNWARD TO PROPERTY TAX REVENUE.

ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE, [NOISE] WE HAVE A NET DECREASE OF 405,585 TO BALANCE.

THE WAY THE BUDGET IS BEING PRESENTED TO YOU IS BEING MADE UP OF NET DECREASE TO THE CITY COMMISSION BUDGET OF $76,350.

THAT CONSISTS OF A DECREASE OF 66,350 TO THE GRANT MADE TO THE BROWARD AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER, AND THE GRANT OF $10,000 MADE TO FAMILY CENTRAL.

IT ELIMINATES THESE PHILANTHROPIC GRANTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

THESE ARE GRANTS THAT WERE MADE BY THE CITY IN THE PAST YEARS WHEN REVENUE WAS MORE AVAILABLE.

THE NEXT CHANGE IS A DECREASE OF 75,000 TO SALARIES AND WAGES IN THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE TO ACCOUNT FOR SOME POTENTIAL SALARY SAVINGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT CHANGES INVOLVING THE CITY MANAGER POSITION.

THE NEXT CHANGE WOULD BE A DECREASE OF 159,835 TO ACCOUNT 5700 IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

IT DOESN'T SPECIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL EVENTS TO CUT.

RATHER, IT ALLOWS THE COMMISSION FLEXIBILITY IN DECIDING WHICH EVENTS THE CITY WANTS TO PUT ON AS THE TIME FOR THOSE EVENTS APPROACHES GIVEN THE PREVAILING ENVIRONMENT.

WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS MAYBE IT'S A TIME AN EVENT IS COMING UP,

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THE DELTA VARIANT IS MAYBE REALLY RAMPING UP AND THERE'S MORE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, THERE'S PROTOCOLS THAT LIMIT CERTAIN THINGS THAT GIVES YOU THE FLEXIBILITY TO NOT PUT ON THE EVENT IF YOU SO DESIRE IF IT'S JUST TOO DIFFICULT TO DO.

ACCOUNT 5700 IS WHERE FUNDING FOR PARKS AND RECS EVENTS OTHER THAN THE 4TH OF JULY, OTHER THAN THE TURKEY TRACT, AND OTHER THAN ONE TAMARAC ARE FUNDED.

THE BUDGETS FOR JULY 4TH, ONE TAMARAC AND TURKEY TRACK HAVE NOT BEEN PROPOSED FOR ANY CUTS AND THEY'RE STILL BEING PROPOSED TO BE FUNDED AT THE PROPOSED BUDGET LEVEL.

THE LAST CHANGE IS A DECREASE OF 94,400 TO GENERAL FUND CONTINGENCY.

THIS BASICALLY JUST RESETS THE CONTINGENCY BACK TO WHAT WE HAD IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

WE HAD MADE A CHANGE TO THAT.

WE WERE ABLE TO INCREASE CONTINGENCY, BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE REVENUES THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM THE STATE, BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE INCREASES, WE WERE ABLE TO INCREASE CONTINGENCY TO SPEND SOME OF THAT REVENUE.

NOW, WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING IS REDUCING IT BACK TO THE LEVEL THAT WE HAD BEFORE IN ORDER TO ALIGN THE BUDGET WITH A 7.200 [INAUDIBLE].

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE, THE CITY COMMISSION MUST ADOPT A BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2021.

THAT WOULD BE OUR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

WITH THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

CHRISTINE AND I ARE HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR.

>> IT'S NOT A QUESTION AND THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

HOW ARE THESE FOUR AREAS DETERMINED WHERE WE WOULD BE SEEING THE CUTS?

>> VICE MAYOR, WE WERE COMMISSIONED TO FIND AREAS TO CUT, BECAUSE WE HAD TO REDUCE THE BUDGET BY 405, 585.

WE TOOK THE PHILOSOPHY THAT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE NON-CORE.

THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT WE COULD IDENTIFY WHERE THERE ARE SAVINGS AND WE PRESENTED THAT FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE.

THAT'S THE MANAGER'S OFFICE FOR APPROVAL FOR AREAS TO CUT.

WE ACTUALLY LOOKED AT THE BUDGET, LOOKED FOR AREAS, AND MADE THE PROPOSAL.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> THANK YOU. I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THE CUT FOR THE HEARING ON AGING AND DISABILITY CUT.

FOR YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN GIVING THEM WHAT THEY CALLED THE FAIR SHARE THROUGHOUT BROWARD COUNTY, BULBAR, MOST OF THE 31 AND I'M PRETTY SURE COMMISSIONER PLACKO PROBABLY HAS THE EXACT NUMBER OF THE CITIES IN BROWARD COUNTY.

GIVE MONEY TO THIS AGENCY, WHICH IN TURN HELPS OUR RESIDENTS WITH ISSUES THAT THEY HAVE.

I KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT I HAVE, MAYBE I CAN'T GIVE THE NUMBER BUT ONCE A WEEK MINIMUM, I'M SENDING OVER ON AVERAGE TO OUR SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND I KNOW THAT THEY'RE SENDING THEM OVER TO THE HEARING AND AGING DISABILITY, THEY'VE CHANGED THE NAME RECENTLY, SO ADRC.

I THINK THAT IF WE CUT THE RESOURCES TO THEM, WE'RE CUTTING THE RESOURCES TO OUR RESIDENTS THAT ARE IN NEED OF HELP, SO I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT AMONG THE OTHER THINGS I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO, DO YOU WANT TO HELP ME WITH THE NUMBERS, PLEASE?

>> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I WAS A LITTLE RETICENT TO BRING IT UP BEING AS I DO SIT ON THE BOARD OF ADRC, BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS IN DESPERATE NEED OF FUNDS AND IT IS TRUE EACH CITY DOES GIVE THEIR FAIR SHARE.

THIS HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE AMOUNT OF TAMARAC RESIDENTS THAT ARE SERVED BY ADRC AND ESPECIALLY THROUGH COVID, THEY REACHED OUT TO MORE AND MORE OF OUR RESIDENTS.

I DON'T SEE THIS CHANGING.

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND ANOTHER WAY RATHER THAN TAKING THEIR FUNDS AWAY.

>> CERTAINLY COMMISSIONER.

THE ORDINANCE AS PRESENTED CAN BE AMENDED IF IT'S THE DESIRE OF THE COMMISSION TO LEAVE THAT IN BECAUSE THESE REALLY ARE JUST PROPOSED, [INAUDIBLE], YOU MADE THE FAMILY'S DECISION.

ADRC REQUESTED, WHICH WAS AFTER WE HAD DONE THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

THEY REQUESTED 62,808 AND IF WE WERE TO PUT THAT BACK INTO THE BUDGET,

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IF THAT'S WHAT YOUR REQUESTING, OUR OTHER OPTION PROBABLY WOULD BE TO REDUCE OUR CONTINGENCIES BUY THE SAME AMOUNT.

BUT THAT WOULD BE UP TO THE CITY COMMISSION [INAUDIBLE].

>> I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP THAT MONEY IN THERE.

IT'S SERVING OUR RESIDENTS.

IT'S DIRECTLY GOING TO OUR RESIDENTS.

>> I HAVE ELVIN, BUT ELVIN, YOU'VE ALREADY SPOKEN ONCE.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S ON A SPECIFIC MATTER.

COMMISSIONER GELIN HAS SOMETHING ON THIS. COMMISSIONER ELVIN.

>> THANK YOU. WHAT TIME IN THE YEAR DO WE TYPICALLY MAKE THAT CONTRIBUTION?

>> IT'S AT ANYTIME DURING THE YEAR, WE EXPECT USUALLY TO GET A LETTER FROM ADRC.

ONCE WE GET THE LETTER, WE WOULD MAKE THE CONTRIBUTION.

USUALLY IT'S EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET THE LETTER, SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE LETTER.

THIS YEAR WE REALLY HAD TO CALL OUT TO THEM TO SEND US THAT LETTER SO THAT WE COULD PAY IT TO THEM AND I THINK WE PAID IT.

I'M GOING FROM MEMORY ABOUT MAY OF THIS YEAR.

>> I KNOW WE DO BUDGET AMENDMENTS EVERY YEAR, SOMETIMES SEVERAL POINTS IN THE YEAR.

IS THERE A SET TIME THAT WE DO BUDGET AMENDMENTS OR WE JUST ASK FOR IT WHEN NEEDED?

>> YES. TYPICALLY, WE TRY NOT TO BRING SEVERAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS.

AS A MATTER OF COURSE, WE BRING A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO YOU IN APRIL, WHICH IS HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR.

THEN WE BRING A SECOND AMENDMENT IN NOVEMBER AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR TO MOP UP ANYTHING ELSE THAT TOOK PLACE, ANYTHING ELSE THAT I'VE BEEN APPROVED, ANY EXPENSES THAT FOR ANY REASON HAD GONE ON OVER THAT WE NEED TO CLEAN UP.

WE CALL IT OUR CLEAN UP BUDGET AMENDMENT THAT WE PRESENTED TO YOU IN NOVEMBER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN LEGAL COMPLIANCE AND ALL EXPENDITURES ARE APPROPRIATE.

>> YOU SAID LAST YEAR YOU HAD TO GO TO THEM TO GET THE LETTER THAT THEY TYPICALLY SEND AROUND.

>> THIS YEAR, YES. WE HAD TO CALL OUT, YES.

>> THEY'RE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

>> YES.

>> OKAY.

>> THEY'RE [INAUDIBLE].

>> ARE THERE ANY OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE MAKE SUCH A LARGE CONTRIBUTION TO?

>> NO.

>> OKAY.

I'M ALSO IN FAVOR OF SUPPORTING THIS ORGANIZATION BECAUSE THE MAKEUP OF OUR CITY IS STILL SIGNIFICANTLY SENIOR AND LOOKING AT THE MOST RECENT CENSUS NUMBERS.

ONE THING LIVE IN IS AVAILABLE AT A PRESENTATION READY.

ONE OF OUR HIGHLY AFFECTED AREAS IN TERMS OF POVERTY ARE SENIOR CITIZENS ABOVE A CERTAIN AGE.

BUT I'M IN FAVOR OF PASSING THE BUDGET AMENDMENT.

I'M SORRY, THIS BUDGET AS IT IS TODAY, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMISSION WANTS TO SEE SUPPORT FOR THE ORGANIZATION, WHICH WE CAN DO IN A BUDGET AMENDMENT NEXT YEAR.

>> WE CAN CERTAINLY AT THIS POINT AMEND, A SUGGESTIVE TO INCLUDE IT IF YOU WANT TO DO IT NOW, TO INCLUDE IT AT THE 60 TO 808.

THEN WE WOULD REDUCE OUR CONTINGENCY BY THE SAME AMOUNT.

>> THE CONTINGENCIES ARE THE 10 PERCENT THAT YOU INCLUDE.

>> NO OUR CONTINGENCIES.

WE USUALLY HAVE A BUDGET FOR CONTINGENCY TO ACCOUNT FOR UNEXPECTED EXPENDITURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

ALSO ANOTHER MAJOR PART OF THAT IS OUR ENCUMBRANCE THAT SOME BUSINESS THAT WE HAD IN THE CURRENT YEAR THAT'S UNFINISHED THAT WOULD ROLL OVER TO THE FY22.

WE LOOK AT THOSE TO SEE WHAT WE NEEDED TO ROLL OVER AND IT DOES MAKE AN ALLOWANCE BY ANY OTHER UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY THAT WOULD HAPPEN AND WE ESTIMATE AN AMOUNT THAT WE NEED TO PLACE DIFFERENT CONTINGENCY.

BUT TYPICALLY WE USE IT AS A BALANCE IN WHATEVER WE CAN PUT IN CONTINGENCY, BUT IN CONTINGENCY.

>> LAST YEAR DO WE HAVE A BALANCED LEFTOVER IN OUR CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT WHERE WE SPENT LESS THAN WHAT WAS EXPECTED?

>> I DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION READILY AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.

BUT I KNOW THAT WE HAD NOT DEPLETED OUR CONTINGENCY IN FY21.

>> OKAY. I'M IN FAVOR OF EITHER WHATEVER THE COMMISSIONERS ARE IN FAVOR OF, WHETHER WE REDUCE THE CONTINGENCIES BY 62,000 OR AMEND THE BUDGET NEXT YEAR AND ADD IT.

WHATEVER THE COMMISSIONERS ARE IN FAVOR OF.

>> THANK YOU, VICE MAYOR DID YOU.

>> IT WAS SIMILAR QUESTIONS.

>> IF I HEAR THE COMMISSION FOR THIS RIGHT NOW,

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WHEN MAKING THE MOTION IT WOULD BE MAKING THE MOTION TO CARRY IT AS AMENDED AS IT PERTAINS TO ADRC.

IS THAT'S THE WAY YOU NEED IT WORDED IF THAT SHOULD COME ABOUT.

>> YES. I'LL DEFER TO THE ATTORNEY.

>> FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH IT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION TO MAKE IT CLEAR, PARTICULARLY SINCE WE'RE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BUDGET YEAR, IS THAT YOU DIRECT THAT YOUR MOTION WOULD BE TO TAKE THAT MONEY FROM THE CONTINGENCY AND APPROPRIATE IT FOR THIS PROGRAM AND THAT WAY WE DON'T HAVE TO BRING IT BACK TO YOU IN THE FUTURE. IT'S DONE.

>> RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT'S WHEN WHOEVER IS MAKING THE MOTION AT THE TIME OF MOTION IS MADE, THEY NEED TO PUT IT IN THAT MOTION IF THAT IS THE DESIRE OF THE COMMISSION.

>> THAT IS TO FUND THAT AND TO, AGAIN, MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO AND FROM THE CONTINGENCY FUNDING.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> MADAM MAYOR [OVERLAPPING] IF I MAY I JUST WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT WHEN WE SPEND FROM THE CONTINGENCY, IT DOESN'T ALWAYS REQUIRE A BUDGET AMENDMENT.

BY THIS ACTION, WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IS WE WILL BRING THE COMMISSION BUDGET BACK UP BY 62,808 AND WE WOULD BE REDUCING THE NON DEPARTMENTAL EXPENDITURES BY 62,808.

HOWEVER, THE TOTAL FOR THE GENERAL FUND REMAINS THE SAME.

>> I HEARD YOU I DIDN'T WRITE THE NUMBERS DOWN.

.>> THAT'S OKAY.

>> BUT I HAVE 62,808, I HAVE IT WRITTEN.

BUT WHETHER WE DO THIS AND WE DO IT NOW STILL REQUIRES YOU TO BRING FORTH ANOTHER ONE, [OVERLAPPING] OR BECAUSE WE'RE DOING IT NOW.

WE WOULD NOT REQUIRE ANY TWO.

>> WE WOULD NOT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU, SORRY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I HEARD YOU CORRECTLY.

>> NOTHING MORE AT THIS TIME FROM MY COLLEAGUES AND I WILL OPEN UP PUBLIC HEARING ON 2481.

THE FIRST PERSON WHO HAS SIGNED UP IS DR. DARCY SCHILLER.

AS USUAL NAME AT LEAST THE CITY AND YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> DARCY SCHILLER, KINGS POINT, TAMARAC AND FOR MY THREE MINUTES I'D LIKE TO EXPRESS [OVERLAPPING].

>> MICROPHONE.

>> IT'S NOT ON?

>> THERE IT IS.

>> DARCY SCHILLER, KINGS POINT TAMARAC.

BEFORE MY THREE MINUTES START, I'D LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES TO MR. GELIN IN THE LOSS OF HIS FATHER.OKAY.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS MONEY THAT'S BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM AREA AGING AND DISABILITY AND FAMILY ESSENTIAL.

NOW I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING WHAT YOU'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WITH THE MILLAGE CUT YOU'RE SHORT $405,000 ANNUALLY.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO OVER WELL, AND I'M SURE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE ON IT.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT MOST OF THE TAMARAC RESIDENTS ARE INFURIATED BASED ON WHAT I'M READING ON NEXT DOOR AND BASED ON WHAT I'M READING ON FACEBOOK.

UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP, I AM NOT.

IF YOU'RE CUT YOUR SALARIES BY 25,000 A YEAR, THAT GIVES US ANOTHER 125,000 TOWARD THIS WONDERFUL 405,000 DEFICIT THAT YOU HAVE.

IF YOU GET RID OF YOUR INITIATIVE FROM 25,000 EACH TO 5,000 THAT GIVES YOU ANOTHER $100,000.

NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT 200 AND CHANGE.

IF YOU CUT OUT YOUR CAR BENEFITS FROM 700 A MONTH, WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS DOWN TO 300, WHICH IS MORE APPROPRIATE WITH MILEAGE AND USAGE BECAUSE THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PART-TIME JOB OR EXCUSE ME, A FULL TIME JOB.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CALL IT BECAUSE YOUR SALARIES ARE RIDICULOUS.

BUT EITHER WAY, IF YOU CUT YOUR CAR ALLOWANCE FROM 700 TO 300 A MONTH, THAT'S ANNUALLY ANOTHER 280,000 THERE'S YOUR 405,000.

YOU ARE OUR COMMISSIONERS, YOU ARE VOTED IN TO REPRESENT US, TO PROTECT US, TO PROTECT THE CITY.

YES, THE CITY IS PREDOMINANTLY SENIOR CITIZENS.

HOWEVER, LET'S NOT FORGET WE HAVE YOUNGER FAMILIES MOVING IN ON THE EAST SIDE AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TODAY'S ECONOMY, WE HAVE SINGLE PARENTS AND THE TWO-PARENT FAMILIES THAT ARE RAISING THEIR CHILDREN STILL CANNOT AFFORD TO DO SO.

FAMILY CENTRAL AND ALL THE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES ARE OVERWROUGHT WITH CHILD ABUSE AND ALL SORTS OF JUVENILE PROBLEMS. AGAIN, ALTHOUGH NONE OF YOU WILL HAVE THE GUTS TO DO THIS, AND NONE OF YOU WILL VOTE IT, THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU COULD DO TO HELP THIS COMMUNITY AND TO BE GUARANTEED THAT YOU WILL BE REELECTED, BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T LOWER YOUR SALARIES AND DO ALL THIS, I CAN PROMISE YOU MOST OF YOU WILL NOT BE RE-VOTED IN.

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IN CONCLUSION, I HOPE YOU TAKE AWAY THE GRADE FROM YOUR OWN PERSONAL POCKETS.

YOU PUT IT TOWARDS THE MEMBERS IN THE CITY, YOU PUT IT TOWARDS THE STREET, YOU PUT IT TOWARDS THE PARTIES, YOU PUT IT TOWARDS EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED, AND YOU TAKE IT FROM YOUR OUTRAGEOUS BENEFITS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK? SEEING THAT NOBODY ELSE WISHES TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER, PUBLIC HEARING ON TO TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2481 IS NOW CLOSED.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADOPT TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2481, ESTABLISHING THE OPERATING BUDGET, CAPITAL BUDGET, FINANCIAL POLICIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 AS AMENDED WITH THE MONEY FOR ADRC $62,808 PUTTING BACK IN IT'S PROGRAMMED, BUDGETED PLACE AND CONTINGENCIES BEING REDUCED.

>> YEAH.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND MOTION IN A SECOND.

>> TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ADOPT TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2481, ESTABLISHING THE BUDGET, OPERATING BUDGET, CAPITAL BUDGET, AND FINANCIAL POLICIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND TAKING IT FROM THE CONTINGENCY FUND INTO $462,808 GOING BACK TO BROWARD, AGING AND DISABILITY.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE A SECOND.

>> IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS MOTION? COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> I WAS READY FOR THE ROLL CALL.

>> OKAY.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> SEEING THERE'S NO DISCUSSION THEN CITY CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> THANK YOU. MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR VILLALOBOS.

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5 TO 0.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY FOR BEING HERE FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

MY COLLEAGUES, I THANK YOU.

EVERYONE GET HOME SAFELY.

IT IS CURRENTLY [OVERLAPPING].

>> I HAVE A QUESTION. JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

I GOT A COUPLE OF MESSAGES ABOUT THE TIMING WHEN WE CAN TALK.

>> IF TIME WILL ALLOW.

>> ABOUT THE MEETING, ABOUT THE BUDGET MEETINGS.

>> THOSE ARE.

>> IS THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WHO CAN JUST ADDRESS IT WITH THE CITY MANAGER.

>> THERE ARE SET BY STATUTE, BY LAW.

THE LAW SAYS THAT THEY HAVE TO BEGIN AFTER, I THINK IT'S 5:01 OR THE WRITING TIME THEREAFTER SO.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YEAH. NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IT IS NOW 5:39.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GET HOME SAFELY, THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.