LEE COUNTY COUNCIL

CALLED MEETING

FEBRUARY 2, 2017

MAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS – FIRST FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE

Members present were Travis Windham, Chairman; Gordon Eckley, Vice-Chairman; David Addison, member; Charles A. Beasley, member; Jackie Josey, member; Johnette Caughman, member; Ron Fountain, member. Staff present were Alan Watkins, Administrator; Julie Atkinson, Assistant Administrator/Clerk to Council; Connie Brown, Danny Simon, Wayne Capell.  Others present were Tony Boykin, Mark Wood, Gee Whetsel.

FOIA

 Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, all individuals requesting notifications were so notified.

OPEN MEETING AND INVOCATION

 vice-Chairman Eckley gave the invocation. Chairman Windham called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone.

REQUEST FOR MOTION ON ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED AGENDA

 Vice-Chairman Eckley made the motion to approve the agenda as written. Councilman Addison seconded the motion. Chairman Windham called for the vote, and motion carried.  All voted in favor.

SHEHEEN, HANCOCK & GODWIN WILL PRESENT THE LEE COUNTY AUDIT FY 2016

 Mark Wood, of Sheheen,Hancock and Godwin presented the audit to the Council. He said that the County had received an unmodified opinion, which is the highest opinion that you can receive as a county.  He discussed the highlights of the audit with the Council.

Chairman Windham thanked them for their hard work in putting the audit together. He also thanked Connie Brown and her staff for all of their hard work.

Mr. Watkins also noted that the County has not had do a TAN in about eight years and is better financial shape today than they were 10 years ago.

Councilman Beasley asked Mr. Wood about any findings they found in doing the audit report. Mr. Wood said they did find some things, but nothing out of the ordinary. He noted that most of the findings had to do with staffing problems and things were in place to address those.

Chairman Windham also thanked Wayne Capell and his staff for the great job they do.

Councilman Addison asked Mr. Wood if a special budget account be added for luncheons, etc. for committees. Mr. Wood said that a special account could be set up for that or it could be budgeted under an existing account.

ADJOURN

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 a.m. on a motion made by Councilman Beasley, seconded by Councilman Addison. Chairman Windham called for the vote, and motion carried.

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CHAIRMAN                                                                       VICE-CHAIRMAN

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CLERK TO COUNCIL                                                           MINUTES APPROVED