MINUTES OF A SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, HELD MARCH 12, 1992 AT 7:00 P.M.
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in special session March l2, l992 at 7:00 P.M., with the following members present to-wit:
Other persons in attendance were Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk; Glenda Patterson, Deputy Clerk; Carl Rehberg, Building Official and John Richards, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Representing the Planning Committee were Sherry Rogers; Jimmie R. Downing and Craig Watson. A number of persons from the public were also in attendance and an Attendance Roster is on file in the Clerk's Office.
Invocation was provided by Mr. Barron followed by the Pledge to the Flag.
Mr. Richards reviewed with board members proposed changes from the last meeting on the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
One of the principle concerns voiced by Cindy Barton, Attorney representing Gen Farm IV in concerned citizens, was that of permitting being required in the future either by the county or the state on expansion of dairies.
After substantial discussion among board members, Mr. Barron, Mr. Richards and Mr. Burt, and differing views of members from the public , the following action was taken.
Motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and approved as follows adopting the following proposed wording relating to permitting of intensive agricultural uses.
Intensive agricultural uses requiring an industrial waste permit from the state shall be allowed only in the agricultural districts except A-6 and shall first obtain a special permit from the county. However, existing agricultural activities as of November l4, l99l will not be required to obtain a special permit from the county for those existing agricultural activities. However, change or expansion of existing activities after November l4, l99l, for which an industrial waste permit is required from the state for that change or expansion, that change or expansion will also require a special permit from the county unless the change or expansion is required by the state to maintain the same livestock population of the activity as existed on November l4, l99l.
Mr. Burt recommended the board take action on all other proposed changes placed in the document by Mr. Richards and discussed tonight. Motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and agreed to adopting these changes. Vote of Commissioners was unanimous. Copy attached and made a part of these minutes.
Mr. Burt explained to board members these proposed changes is what will be submitted to the Department of Community Affairs on March 25th in the stipulated agreement process. There will probably be more recommended changes which will be brought back to the board for review and recommendation made on final adoption.
Chairman Sheffield requested Commissioners consider adoption of a resolution requesting the State in their consideration of proposal to eliminate certain fire towers throughout the state not to eliminate any in Gilchrist County. Motion was made by Commissioner Wilkerson for adoption of Resolution No. 92-05-A, seconded by Commissioner Jones and unanimously agreed to.
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE TOWER POSITIONS IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHEREAS, Gilchrist County is the site of two (2) forestry towers, and
WHEREAS, the Division of Forestery is considering the closing of seventy-three (73) tower positions throughout the State of Florida, and
WHEREAS, the towers in Gilchrist County, Florida serve a vital public need by helping to protect from fire the timber industry, which is the number one agricultural activity in Gilchrist County, and further protects homeowner's from wildfires,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that Gilchrist County is in dire need of the continuation of the two (2) towers in Gilchrist County and request that the Division of Forestry exclude the two (2) towers in Gilchrist County from any action that would delete or negatively affect the use of those towers and the manning of those towers in Gilchrist County, Florida.
RESOLVED this l2th day of March, l992.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA
There being no other business to come before the board at this time, motion was made by Commissioner Jones to adjourn at l0:30 P.M., seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and the meeting adjourned.