MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JANUARY 21, 1992, AT 6:30 P.M.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in special session January 2l, l992, in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida. The following members were present to-wit:



Jimmie Sheffield, Chairman

Addy Jones

W. B.Mathis, Jr.

Emory Philman

Fred Wilkerson



Other persons present were Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk; Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk; Ted Burt, County Attorney and John Richards, Associate Planner, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Carl Rehberg, County Building Official and Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent. Representing the Trenton Medical Board was Gary Rexroat, Cliff Bradley, Carolyn Wilson, Bernie Powers, John Rowe, Fred Miller and Judy White.



Request from Trenton Medical Board Re: Lease of Building



Mr. Miller spoke on behalf of the Trenton Medical Board concerning the lack of space. They requested the County transfer to them the Medical Center Building on a long term lease. Motion was made by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Philman and approved as follows authorizing Mr. Burt to check into the legalities of this transfer since the Center is no longer a governmental entity and advertise a public hearing on this issue.



Workshop Re: Comprehensive Plan



Mr. Richards of the NCFRPC reviewed with Commissioners and those members of the public, totaling 30 in the audience, proposed changes to the Comp Plan submitted to DCA. The Dept. of Community Affairs had responded with a number of recommended revisions from what the County submitted to them. Copy of these are on file in the Clerk's Office. Mr. Burt provided information as to what procedure would now be followed. Board members agreed that Mr. Barron, Mr. Burt and the Regional Planning Council verbally present their recommended changes to DCA prior to the Board adopting them. Following this meeting and receiving feedback from DCA, a public hearing will be scheduled for final consideration by the County. Motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Mathis and agreed to that the Commission accept the plan with those proposed changes recommended and discussed at this meeting. Copy of this proposed plan is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Jimmie Sheffield-Yes

W. B. Mathis, Jr.-Yes

Addy Jones-Yes

Emory Philman-Yes

Fred Wilkerson-Yes



This portion of the meeting was closed at 9:25 P.M.



Marie Brown Re: Road Signs



Ms. Brown of Signs & Designs by Marie was in attendance at the request of Buddy Joyner, Road Supt., to present estimate on materials and labor for making signs to be used in the county's new road numbering system. It is estimated to take approximately l500 to 2000 signs to complete this project. Ms. Brown advised her labor cost to cut and assemble would remain constant regardless of the number of signs required. The county will be responsible for purchase of posts on which to affix the signs. Materials she quoted on meet DOT specs and should last from five to 7 years. Material needed to cut 200 streets, 3 inches high by 24" in length and labor is estimated to cost $807.00.



Motion was made by Commissioner Mathis, seconded by Commissioner Philman and agreed to authorizing Mr. Joyner to proceed with having the signs made based on quote described above. He will be responsible for determining size of letters needed, however the Board did express the desire to use white lettering. Vote of Commissioners was as follows.



Jimmie Sheffield-Yes

W. B. Mathis, Jr.-Yes

Addy Jones-Yes

Emory Philman-Yes

Fred Wilkerson-Yes



Sheriff Jim Floyd Re: County Jail



Sheriff Floyd and Jim Cooper, Chief Deputy, appeared to discuss with Commissioners a problem at the county jail of overcrowding.



There followed a lengthy discussion regarding this with various solutions to the situation being raised for consideration. Sheriff Floyd noted he is very concerned with this and is asking the Board for additional monies to expand the facility or remodel the administrative offices to allow for more bed space. A drawing of a proposed plan was submitted and discussed. Commissioners requested the Sheriff and Mr. Cooper return at their next regular board meeting with a more detailed plan and estimated costs for further consideration of this.



North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee

Training Session



Mr. Barron presented to Commissioners proposal for a training session to be sponsored by the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee January 25, l992. This will include participation on the part of some county fire departments and the County's endorsement was being requested. Motion was made for approval by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Philman and vote of board members was as follows.



Jimmie Sheffield-Yes

W. B. Mathis, Jr.-Yes

Addy Jones-Yes

Emory Philman-Yes

Fred Wilkerson-Yes



There being no other business to come before the Board at this time, Commissioner Wilkerson moved for adjournment at ll:30 P.M., seconded by Commissioner Philman and the meeting adjourned.







Approved: _________________________

Jimmie Sheffield, Chairman



Attest:







_________________________

Jackie R. Barron

Ex-Officio Clerk