MINUTES OF A BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



September 2, 1992





The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a budget workshop on September 2, 1992, in the Commissioner's Meeting Room, at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Jimmie Sheffield, Chairman

Addy Jones

W. B. Mathis, Jr.

Emory Philman

Fred Wilkerson



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Sherree Pitzarell and Kelly Johnson, Deputy Clerks, Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, Danny Hales, Suwannee River Regional Library Director, Morris Conner, Solid Waste Supervisor, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Carl Rehberg, Building Inspector, Richard Perryman, Civil Defense/VA Officer, Marvin Weaver, County Ag. Agent, and Sable Bolling, County Health Department Supervisor.



ROAD DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Joyner discussed departmental needs for the upcoming fiscal year. He is requesting 2 new pick-up trucks, a road widner, a limber a fuel service truck and a fuel storage facicity. Mr. Joyner stated that he would like to see 10% salary increases for his employees. When questioned, Mr. Joyner stated that he was in the process of completing employee performance evaluations. Mr. Barron stated that the transportation budget presented to the Board today, reflect Mr. Joyner's requests.



COUNTY LIBRARY BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Hales spoke to the Board about his budget request, stating that it reflects very little change. The main priority for the next fiscal year would be to increase the number of hours that the part-time employees are allowed to work.



SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Conner is requesting a 5% pay increase for his employees. The Board discussed tipping fees at the landfill and how those fees may need to be adjusted whenever all county garbage will be sorted on-site, before being transfered to Alachua County. The Board requested that Mr. Conner examine the cost of a house to house pick-up service, and report the information to the Board.



Mr. Ted Burt, County Attorney, arrived at the meeting at 2:00 p.m.



BUILDING DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Rehberg is requesting a 10% salary increase for his secretary, stating that she has a done an outstanding job for the department. In addition, Mr. Rehberg stated that he did not want a raise for himself since it may affect his social security.



CIVIL DEFENSE/VETERAN'S SERVICE BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Perryman is requesting a 10% salary increase for himself and his secretary. Mr. Perryman informed the Board that he has recently purchased a portable generator that could be used should the county ever need it for disaster relief.



COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Mr. Weaver stated that he is requesting a 6% salary increase for himself and his secretary. In addition, Mr. Weaver is requesting that the Board consider paying him an additional $2400 to offset the cost of his health insurance and social security, since the county does not provide these fringe benefits to him.



Commissioner Emory Philman left this workshop at 6:00 p.m. to attend a Planning Council Meeting as the Board's representative.



COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUDGET REQUEST FOR FY 92-93



Ms. Bolling is not requesting an increase for the next fiscal year. She discussed with the Board the services provided by the Health Department and commented that a doctor is now available on a daily basis to serve Gilchrist County.



There being no further business to discuss, the Board adjourned at 6:30 p.m.



APPROVED:__________________________

JIMMIE SHEFFIELD

CHAIRMAN







ATTEST:____________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON,

EX-OFFICIO CLERK