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RESOLUTION NO. 95-58 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO THE FLORIDA <br />LEGISLATURE OPPOSING INCLUDING ADDITIONAL SPECIAL <br />RISK CATEGORIES IN THE FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM. <br />WHEREAS, the Florida Retirement System presently includes a "Special <br />Riak-Class" for police and firefighters which ie significantly more expensive <br />for:the County to fund than the category for regular employees; and <br />WHEREAS, the State has proposed including certified paramedics and EMTs <br />in the Special Risk Class of the Florida Retirement System which the County <br />would have to fund; and <br />WHEREAS, over the years the State has enacted unfunded County mandates, <br />the escalating costs of which are putting a tremendous burden on the County's <br />general fund; and <br />WHEREAS, the cost to the County for each affected employee would be an <br />additional 9.92% of pay; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board urges the Florida Legislature <br />and the Governor of the State of Florida not to enact legislation which would <br />put certified paramedics and EMTs in the Special Risk Class of the County - <br />funded portion of the Florida Retirement System. <br />The resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner Eggert, and the <br />motion was seconded by Commissioner Tippin, and, upon being put to a vote, <br />the vote was as follows: <br />Chairman Kenneth R. Macht Aye <br />Vice Chairman Fran B. Adams Aye <br />Commissioner Richard N. Bird Aye <br />Commissioner Carolyn K. Eggert Aye <br />Commissioner John W. Tippin Aye <br />The Chairman thereupon declared the resolution duly passed and adopted <br />this lith day'of April, 1995. <br />edt: <br />.'`Barton+ .Clerk <br />BOARD OF C <br />TY COMMIS <br />INDIAN R 'ER COUNTY, FLOR <br />By <br />Kenneth R. M•cht <br />Chairman <br />APPROVED AS TO FORM <br />A % 4.EGAL S g•FFII' IENCY: <br />AIM0 <br />Charles P. Vitunac <br />County Attorney <br />