MINUTES OF A WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD AUGUST 10, 1992, AT 1:30 P.M.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a workshop meeting August 10, 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; and Glenda Patterson, Charlotte Burley and Kelly Johnson,Deputy Clerks. A number of interested citizens were in the audience.

Commissioners convened the workshop meeting at l:30 P.M. to discuss proposed budgets for fiscal year beginning October l, l992. Mr. Barron reviewed with board members anticipated revenues and expenses based on those budgets presented. The proposed General Fund budget has been prepared anticipating the county will continue to receive racetrack funds.



Review of letter from the Department of Environmental Regulation regarding l992 legislation reauthorizing a Hazardous Waste Collection Center Grant Program was made. Up to a maximum of $l00,000 per county has been allocated for fiscal year 92-93. Mr. Conner will be requested to discuss this with Alachua County to determine if they would be interested in a joint project.



Under discussion of proposed fire budgets it was the consensus of those in attendance from the fire departments that they strongly feel the millage rate for MSTU should be left at one-half mill. They do not feel the fire departments are being adquately funded now and the county should not take any action that would decrease revenues in this area.



Chairman Sheffield stated he wants to see a special assessment implemented for fire services so that all property owners in the county are paying their fair share.



Mr. Barron explained the certification procedure for millage rates noting should the Board determine they wish to change a millage rate by increasing it, they must do so prior to the Property Appraiser mailing trim notices or be required to mail each property owner a first class letter of the change.



A brief discussion of health insurance premiums followed with the Board instructing Mr. Barron to advertise for bids on group health insurance.



There being no other business to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned by motion of Commissioner Philman, seconded by Commissioner Mathis and agreed to.







Approved: ______________________

Chairman



Attest:







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Ex-Officio Clerk