MINUTES OF THE FINAL BUDGET HEARING FOR THE GILCHRIST BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 28, 1992
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a Final Budget Hearing September 28, l992, at 7:00 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:
Jimmie Sheffield, Chairman
W. B. Mathis, Jr.
Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell and Kelly Johnson, Deputy Clerks, Jean Wonser, Robert Matusik, Sue Suggs, and Sarah Collis, county residents.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to adopt the final millage rate of l0 mills for general government operations. The motion was unanimously approved.
Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the final budgets for General Fund, Court Facilities Trust Fund, Capital Outlay Funds, Community Development Block Grant Trust Fund, Law Enforcement Trust Fund, State Attorney and Public Defender Trust Fund, Fine and Forfeiture Trust Fund, Law Library Fund, and Transportation Trust Fund, upon a motion from Commissioner Jones, which was seconded by Commissioner Mathis. A copy of the budget is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes.
Commissioner Jones made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to adopt the final millage rate of .50 mills for MSTU. The motion carried unanimously.
The Board unanimously adopted the final budget for MSTU, following a motion by Commissioner Jones, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. A copy of the budget is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes.
Commissioner Jones made a motion to adopt the final non-advalorem assessments for Solid Waste, which was seconded by Commissioner Mathis, and unanimously approved. These rates were previously established by Ordinance 91-07, from which the following is an excerpt:
"SECTION 4- IMPOSITION OF NON-ADVALOREM ASSESSMENTS.
A: There is hereby imposed a non-advalorem assessment upon each and every lot/parcel/property having certain improvements located within all areas, both incorporated and unincorporated, of Gilchrist County to provide funds for the operation and maintenance, including capital expenditures for solid waste disposal upon the schedule as follows:
CLASS A PROPERTIES: An annual assessment of $58 per unit shall be imposed upon all dwelling units, offices, barber and beauty shops, service stations, dentist and doctor offices and other light commercial properties. Lots or parcels having single dwelling units or family residences shall be assessed one unit for each residence or dwelling unit. Lots or parcels having multiple family residences or dwelling units shall be assessed a unit for each apartment or housing unit located thereon. Motels and improved overnight campground units (hereinafter referred to as temporary units) shall be assessed at $2.50 per unit. Lots or parcels used both for permanent residences and temporary units shall be assessed for the number of permanent units of the property plus the assessment for temporary units to be calculated as set forth above. Commercial lots or parcels shall be assessed one unit for each commercial business located on said property.
CLASS B PROPERTIES: Small restaurants, small grocery stores, small to medium manufacturing plants, and medium size commercial businesses, all defined as having less than 4000 square feet of floor space, shall be assessed annually an amount per unit not to exceed $87.
CLASS C PROPERTIES: Large restaurants, large grocery stores, supermarkets, large manufacturing plants and other large commercial enterprises, all defined as having 4000 or greater square feet of floor space, shall be assessed annually an amount per unit not to exceed $ll6. Lots or parcels containing a mixture of different classes of property shall be assessed for the units of each class times the rate for that particular class plus the number of units of the other class times the rate applicable for that particular class (i.e. a parcel containing two (2) houses and two (2) large supermarkets shall be assessed 2 x the rate for Class A plus 2 x the rate for Class C. Vacation homes and second residences shall be assessed as all other residential units. Nursing homes shall be assessed at the rate of $l.00 per licensed bed. Properties used solely for religious purposes shall be exempt. However, church parsonages and other properties used as a residence shall be assessed as other residential properties.
The Board unanimously adopted the final budget for Solid Waste upon a motion from Commissioner Wilkerson, which was seconded by Commissioner Jones. A copy of the budget is attached hereto, and made a part of these minutes.
Mr. Barron discussed with the Board the county's insurance, which was recently bid, and upon the recommendation of an independent consultant, awarded to the Florida League of Cities and Riverland Insurance. It was brought to his attention by one of the agents bidding on the county's insurance, that his quote reflected a $20,000 to $25,000 savings on General Liability. In light of this information, Mr. Barron recommends that the Board call an Emergency Meeting to resolve this issue, since the current policies expire 9-30-92. The Board agreed to meet the following day, September 29, l992, at l:00 p.m.
Mr. Barron stated that the bids for group health insurance are due October l2, l992, and he would like the Board to meet as soon thereafter to open and award the bid. He explained that our current coverage with Blue Cross, Blue Shield expires October 3l, l992. The Board agreed to meet on October l3, l992 at l:00 p.m.
There being no further business to conduct, the Board unanimously agreed to adjourn upon a motion by Commissioner Mathis, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson.
JACKIE R. BARRON,