Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 19-2136    Version: 1
Agenda section: Action Items Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2019 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action: 10/1/2019
Agenda item title: Resolution #2020-006 - Appropriation for the 15th Annual Day of Thanks Public Breakfast on November 26, 2019
Attachments: 1. Letter of Request, 2. Day of Thanks Resolution, 3. Day of Thanks Agreement, 4. *BA9 - Resolution 2020-006 SIGNED

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  10/1/2019

Item Status:   New

From: Wayne Dyess, County Administrator

Submitted by:  Keri Green, Administrative Support Specialist

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ITEM TITLE

Title

Resolution #2020-006 - Appropriation for the 15th Annual Day of Thanks Public Breakfast on November 26, 2019

Body

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Take the following actions: 

 

1)  Pursuant to the authority as set forth by Section 45-2-161 of the Code of Alabama 1975, adopt Resolution #2020-006 of the Baldwin County Commission which appropriates and expends $2,500.00, from the “Commission Discretionary Fund” in Baldwin County Fiscal Year 2019-2020, to Baldwin County United to be used exclusively by Baldwin County United to pay costs associated to the 2019 Day of Thanks Public Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on November 26, 2019, at the Baldwin County Commission Central Annex in Robertsdale, Alabama, which public free-of-charge breakfast shall join community leaders (government, commercial, private and economic) and citizens together, promote cultural endeavors of the general public and provide a public forum to strengthen the civic virtues of good citizenship and patriotism which, collectively, in the judgment of this honorable county governing body, are worthy, in the best interest of the county, and will promote the economic well-being of the citizens of the county; and

 

2)  Execute an Agreement between Baldwin County Commission and Baldwin County United to affect the aforementioned total appropriation to Baldwin County United.  This Agreement shall be in effect for a period of three (3) months, or in a shorter time as may be determined by the Baldwin County Commission, commencing October 1, 2019 and expiring January 1, 2020, and can be amended during the aforementioned period only by written amendment executed by the parties.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Previous Commission action/date:  N/A

 

Background:  Baldwin County United has planned for its 15th Annual Day of Thanks (public) Breakfast to be held on November 26, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the Baldwin County Commission Central Annex in Robertsdale, Alabama.  This event is open and free to the public and is provided by Baldwin County United as an event recognizing the Thanksgiving season as well as providing a forum to join community economic leaders and citizens together which also strengthens civic virtues of good citizenship and patriotism.

 

The Baldwin County Commission has supported the Baldwin County United Day of Thanks public breakfast since 2007. 

 

A proclamation will be on the Baldwin County Commission agenda on November 19, 2019, to set aside November 26, 2019, as a "Day of Thanks" in preparation for the event and to get the word out to the general public.

 

BACKGROUND ON COMMISSION DISCRETIONARY FUND:

 

In 1961, the Alabama Legislature passed a Local Bill relating to Baldwin County, which authorized the Baldwin County Commission to maintain a "Contingent Fund" not to exceed $5,000.00 per annum only for use during special contingencies the Commission came upon during each year.

 

In 1999, the Baldwin County Legislative Delegation sponsored, and the Alabama Legislature adopted, Act No. 99-413, which amended the 1961 Act by authorizing the existing amount appropriated to such "Fund" to be increased to $25,000.00 each fiscal year.

 

Furthermore, Act No. 99-413 renamed the term "Contingent Fund" to "Commission Discretionary Fund."

 

This proposed appropriation of $2,500.00 from the "Commission Discretionary Fund" must be approved by the Baldwin County Commission as an endeavor which, in the judgment of this honorable county governing body, is worthy, in the best interest of the county, and will promote the economic well-being of the citizens of the county.  The resolution attached to this recommendation meets the requirements of the applicable Local Acts of the Alabama Legislature to make such appropriation and shall, in accordance with applicable law, be spread upon the minutes of the County Commission.

 

APPLICATION OF AMENDMENT NO. 750 TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA 1901:

 

Amendment No. 750 provides additional authority for the Baldwin County Commission, and municipal governments in the county, to promote local economic and industrial development accomplishing certain endeavors, one of which is the grant of public funds for the purpose of promoting local economic and industrial development.  Amendment No. 750 is an additional authority.  The Baldwin County Local Legislative Act [Act No. 99-413 - Section 45-2-161 of the Alabama Code], which created the Commission Discretionary Fund, authorizes appropriations of county funds for the purpose of promoting the economic well-being of the citizens of the county.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation:  $2,500.00

 

Budget line item(s) to be used:  51990.5342

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  N/A

 

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

Yes

 

Reviewed/approved by:  David J. Conner, County Attorney

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  N/A

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Administration Staff - Correspondence to:

 

Mr. Warren Hopper, President

Baldwin County United

Post Office Box 286

Fairhope, Alabama 36533

 

cc: Donna Bryars

Eva Cutsinger

Wayne Dyess

Ron Cink

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed):  N/A

 

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A