MINUTES OF THE FINAL BUDGET HEARING FOR THE GILCHRIST COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AUTHORITY HELD SEPTEMBER 28, 1992



The Gilchrist County Emergency Medical Services Authority, 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.

Jimmie Sheffield

George McMath

Fred Wilkerson



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 Sara Collis, county residents.



ADOPTION OF FINAL NON-ADVALOREM ASSESSMENTS FOR EMS



The Board unanimously agreed to adopt the final non-advalorem assessments for EMS, upon a motion from Commissioner Jones, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. These rates were previously established by Ordinance No. 91-08, from which the following is an excerpt:



"Section 6- 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 emergency medical services upon the schedule as follows:

CLASS A PROPERTIES: An annual assessment of $50 per unit shall be imposed upon all dwelling units, offices, barber and beauty shops, service stations, dentists 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 $2.00 per unit. Lots or parcels used both for permanent residences and temporary units shall be assessed for the number of permanent units on 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 restuarants, 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 $75.

CLASS C PROPERTIES: Large restuarants, 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 amout per unit not to exceed $l00. 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 $50 per licensed bed. Properties used solely for religious purposes shall be exempt. However, church parsonages shall be assessed as other residential properties".



ADOPTION OF FINAL BUDGET FOR EMS



Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the final budget for EMS upon a motion from Commissioner Jones, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. A copy of this budget is attached and made a part of these minutes.



There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Jones. The motion carried unanimously.





APPROVED:__________________________

JIMMIE SHEFFIELD,

CHAIRMAN







ATTEST:____________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON,

EX-OFFICIO CLERK