Better Place Plan
In 2002, Putnam County established the Better Place Plan in accordance with Florida Statute 212.055. The Better Place Plan was approved by the voters of Putnam County. It provides for the levy of a one cent sales tax to be used for capital improvements by Putnam County Governments. The tax was approved for 15 years from inception. The table below shows what the Better Place Plan has done to make Pomona Park a nice place to live:

YEARRECEIVEDCOMMITTEDSPENTNOTES
2002-2003$25,054.07  Estimated budget amount $23,000 in FY2002-2003
  $8,000.00$8,973.69Parks & Rec. Morgan Park, 1/2 court basketball, Council Approved May 13, 2003 CATF Recommended (spent $6,900.41 on court & $2,073.28 on fence)
  $5,000.00$11,458.25Parks & Rec. Hazen Park, Fencing & Dugouts for ballpark, Council Approved May 13, 2003 CATF Recommended (spent $11,458.25 on fencing & backstop)
  $5,000.00 Parks & Rec. Walking / Jogging trail north of town old 17, Council Approved May 13, 2003 CATF Recommended (Money spent on above items)
  $5,000.00$11,256.84Council Approved May 13, 2003, CATF Recommended, for community ctr. Bathrooms (spent on new well, irrigation, and concrete curbing with walkway)
  $2,054.07 Money not committed
2003-2004$53,516.66  Estimated budget amount $50,000 in FY2003-2004
  $30,000.00$30,000.00Council Approved Sept. 10, 2003, CATF Recommended, budget year 2003-2004 for road resurfacing, (part of $79,793.42 spent)
  $10,000.00 Council Approved Sept. 10, 2003, CATF Recommended, budget year 2003-2004 for community ctr. (not spent)
  $10,000.00 Commited in budget year 2005-2006 for Parks & Rec., Council Approved move to Public safety in Aug. 7, 2007
  $3,516.66 Money not committed
2004-2005$60,574.82  Estimated budget amount $40,000 in FY2004-2005
  $20,000.00$20,000.00Council Approved July 13, 2004, CATF Recommended, budget year 2004-2005, for road loan principal (part of $59,055.85 spent)
  $10,000.00 Council Approved July 13, 2004, CATF Recommended, budget year 2004-2005 for Parks & Rec., Council Approved move to Public Safety on Aug. 7, 2007
  $10,000.00 Council Approved July 13, 2004, CATF Recommended, budget year 2004-2005 for Community ctr. (not spent)
  $20,574.82 Money not committed
YEAR$ RECEIVED$ COMMITTED$ SPENTNOTES
2005-2006$63,164.72  Estimated budget amount $45,000 in FY2005-2006
  $25,000.00$25,000.00Council Approved July 12, 2005, CATF Recommended, budget year 2005-2006, for road loan principal, (part of $34,019.75 spent)
  $10,000.00$12,300.47Council Approved July 12, 2005, CATF Recommended, Spent on the community ctr., from budget years 2004-2005 & 2005-2006
  $10,000.00 Council Approved July 12, 2005, CATF Recommended, budget year 2005-2006, for ballpark lights, Council Approved move to Public Safety on Aug. 7,2007
  $18,164.72 Money not committed
2006-2007$62,393.82  Estimated budget amount $55,000 in FY2006-2007
  $25,000.00$25,000.00Council Approved June 13, 2006, CATF Recommended, budget year 2006-2007, for road loan principal, (part of $42,877.22 spent)
  $30,000.00 Council Approved June 13, 2006, CATF Recommended, budget year 2006-2007, for Parks & Rec.,Council Approved move to public safety on Aug. 7, 2007
  $30,000.00$4,131.00Budget Note $10,000 from 2003, $10,000 from 2004, and $10,000 form 2005. Only spent $4,131on Mittauer Engineering for Community Ctr. Bathrooms In 2006-2007.
  $7,393.82 Money not committed
2007-2008$55,905.42  Estimated budget amount $60,000 in FY2007-2008
  $40,000.00 Council Approved June 12, 2007, CATF Recommended, budget year 2007-2008, for ballpark lighting, Council Approved move to public safety on Aug. 7, 2007
  $20,000.00$20,000.00Council Approved June 12, 2007, CATF Recommended, budget year 2007-2008, for road loan principal, (part of $45,279.48 spent)
  $26,000.00$28,572.50Carried over $26,000 from 2006-2007 not spent on Community Center Bathrooms from budget years 2002-2006. July 8, 2008 Town Council endorsed/approved the current projects.
  -$4,094.58 2007-2008 money committed, over what was received in 2007-2008
YEAR$ RECEIVED$ COMMITTED$ SPENTNOTES
2008-2009$50,290.21  Estimated budget amount $65,000 in FY2008-2009
  $65,000.00 Council Approved June 10, 2008, CATF Recommended, budget year 2008-2009, for Pomona Park Fire Station Expansion
   $20,000.00$47,904.79 Spent on road loan principal 2009-2010, with $20,000 transferred from public safety, July, 2009
  -$14,709.79 2008-2009 money committed, over what was received in 2008-2009
2009-2010$49,973.43  Estimated budget amount $50,000 in FY2009-2010
  $30,000.00$30,000.00Council Approved Sept. 28, 2009 with budget, CATF Recommended June 26, 2009, budget year 2009-2010, for road loan princapal, (part of $50,646.60 spent)
  $30,000.00$20,500.00Council Approved $30,000 Sept. 28, 2009 with budget, CATF Recommended June 26, 2009, budget year 2009-2010, for Community Center Air Conditioner
   $3,500.00Spent on demolition of 119 East Main St., with money transferred from Public Safety
  -$10,026.57 2009-2010 money committed, over what was received in 2009-2010
2010-2011$48,243.09  Estimated budget amount $50,400 in the FY2010-2011
  $1,100.00$1,100.00Council approved Nov. 2010 a new pump house for the well at Hazen Park.
  $144,000.00$143,413.17Council approved March 12, 2011 the payoff of the Road Loan with Better Place Plan Money moved from public safety.
  $25,000.00 $25,000 Transferred from public safety for a Parking lot at 119 East Main St., if the lot is acquired. Approved by Council during Budget Modification.
   $1,055.49Council approved March 12, 2011 the purchase of the 2009 tax deeed for 119 East Main St. for a future parking lot for the Community Center
   $1,664.42Council approved March 12, 2011, cut check April 12, 2011 to purchase 2010 tax deed for 119 East Main St. for a future parking lot for the Community Center.
  $5,000.00$4,999.00Town Council approved an Engineering Study for waste water and drinking water
YEAR$ RECEIVED$ COMMITTED$ SPENTNOTES
2010-2011 $1,147.71$1,147.71New pump house for the well at Morgan Park.
  $23,500.00 In budget as park improvements, just for a possibility.
  -$141,500.00 Realocation of the balance of money that was in Public Safety used to payoff the Road Loan.
2011-2012$59,046.59  Estimated budget amount $48,000 in FY2011-2012
  $25,000.00$1,299.00Budgeted for the Parking Lot proposed at 119 East Main Street, for additional parking at the Community Center.
  $4,600.00$6,202.41New Ceiling and lighting fixtures in Town Hall. Over budget for additional lighting and insulation. Overruns Approved 1/10/12 & 2/14/12
  $20,000.00$12,858.07Town Council approved $13,400.00 for a community center kitchen upgrade at the May 7, 2012 Council meeting.
   $465.00Emergency exit signs & lighting for the Community center. Budgeted in General Fund, moved to BPP as Capital Improvement.
  $875.00$525.00Upgrade ceiling lights and add light kits to the fans in the Community center. Council approved $875 for lighting 8/14/12.
 $4,999.00  Transfer to the Better Place Plan from the General Fund because the Engineering Study for waste water and drinking water will not become a Capital Expense.
  $13,105.59 Money not committed
TOTALS$533,161.83$562,722.71$445,422.02 
SEPT. 2012 BALANCE OF BPP MONEY$87,739.81  Less the $42,000 Earmarked in the 2012-2013 Budget
DECEMBER 31, 2012 BALANCE$100,631.85   
YEAR$ RECEIVED$ COMMITTED$ SPENTNOTES
2012-2013$61,120.82  Income for the 2012-2013 budget year.
  $25,000.00 Budgeted for a parking lot at 119 East Main Street for the Community Center.  Moved to 2013-2014
  $7,000.00$3,730.92New sign at Town Hall
  $10,000.00$12,178.63Modification to the Town Hall entrance.
  $9,000.00$7,937.08Middleton Beach Renovations, pilings $1,250, Bathroom Locks $2,153.00, Fencing $270.00, Swimming are signs $114.08, Floating barrier $4,150.00
  $10,000.00$10,808.56New "T" Ball Field at Willard Hazen Ball Park
  $6,000.00 Fencing at Morgan Park, moved to 2013-2014
  $25,000.00 New Play Area for 2-5 Year old children, moved to 2013-2014
TOTALS$589,283.65$668,293.30$482,687.19 
SEPT. 2013 BALANCE OF BP MONEY$106,596.46   
YEAR$ RECEIVED$ COMMITTED$ SPENTNOTES
2013-2014$65,000  Estimated income for the 2014-2014 fiscal year
   $626.00Eight additional lights installed on the outer overhang of the Town Hall entrance.  The work was completed in September of 2012-2013.  Approved by the Council from Better Place 10/8/13.
  $30,000 Budgeted for a parking lot at 119 East Main Street for the Community Center.  1/14/14 Council approved $25,000 bid from D&D Restoration, using millings as the surface.  2/11/14 Council voted to proceed.  Scheduled to be complete by 9/15/14.
  $35,000 Fencing at Morgan Park
  $15,000 New play area for 2-5 year old children at Morgan Park
  $3,000 Improve fencing at Middleton Beach at the water
  $4,000 Add more benches at Morgan Park
  $20,000 Community Center improvements:  additional Chairs $540.00, additional outlets in kitchen, covered back deck & stairs, concrete cooking area, concrete walk between front & back parking lots, acoustic improvements, interior paint, custom shelving in conference room/library
MONEY SPENT FOR PARKS$42,425.29  This is the to date spending for Park Up-dates.
2002-2010 COMM. CTR. PROJECTS $76,760.81 Could not locate in the Town Council notes where the Community Center projects were approved. $76,760.81 was spent on Capital Improvements between 2002-2010.
2012 COMMUNITY CTR. PROJECT $13,848.07 Committed $13,400 for the Kitchen and $875 for lighting upgrades. Project running on target. Includes $465 for Emergency Exit signs & Emergency Lighting.
2013 COMMUNITY CTR. PROJECT $6,608.98 Community Center Improvements - Plumbing in kitchen $114.06, Chairs & Rack $2,950, additional tables $298.92, interior window shutters $3,246.
MONEY SPENT FOR ROADS $313,413.17 This is the to date spending for Road Loan Principal and Interest for Road Resurfacing.
119 E. MAIN PARKING LOT PROJECT$7,518.91  This is the to date spending for the future Community Center Parking Lot. $25,000 was committed in 2010-2011.
TOWN HALL CEILING & LIGHTING $6,202.41 This is the to date spending for the Town Hall Ceiling. 4,600 was committed in 2011-2012.
TOWN HALL SIGN & ENTRANCE $16,535.55 This is the to-date spending for the Town Hall Entrance and a new sign at the road 2012-2013.
BALANCE NOT COMMITTED   
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