MINUTES OF A WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD NOVEMBER 17, 1992
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a workshop meeting at 8:45 a.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:
Jimmie Sheffield, Chairman
V. C. Cannon
Sue Beach Suggs
Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Chief Judge Elzie Sanders, Mr. & Mrs. Marti Cosgrove, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Beach, Mr. Mark Suggs & children, Mrs. Betty Bush, Mr. Carl Rehburg, Building Inspector, W. W. Welch, Tax Collector, D. Ray Harrison, Property Appraiser, Alan Nast and Steve Kattell, Davis, Monk, & Company.
Chief Judge, Elzie Sanders, was present to swear in the newly elected County Commissioners, Mr. Wilbur Bush, Mr. V. C. Cannon, and Mrs. Sue Beach Suggs.
Mr. Barron stated that the reason this workshop is being held is to swear in new commissioners, and orient them to some of the county's departments and programs.
Mr. Nast and Mr. Kattell introduced themselves, explaining that they work for Davis, Monk & Company, whom the Board has contracted with for auditing services. They both expressed their opinions that Gilchrist County is in good financial condition, and that they are available anytime the Board or the Board's departments, as well as the constitutional officers, need them for assistance of any kind.
Mr. Barron spoke to the Board regarding the various types of county governments in the state of Florida. Mr. Barron stated that he has acted as an administrator for the Board, either by their request, or by default. Mr. Barron further stated that it is not his desire to act as administrator, however, if the Board wishes him to continue, he will do so. Mr. Barron stated that an administrator is needed since the Board's participation in various programs has increased over the past few years.
Mr. Burt informed the Board of current litigation. The Board has been named in a suit, along with the Sheriff's Department, filed by a former inmate, alledging improper medical care. No decisions have been made in this case. We are currently found to be in noncompliance with our Comprehensive Plan, however, the county continues to negotiate with the Department of Community Affairs.
Mr. Barron distributed copies of the procurement and personnel policies to the new Board members.
The Board discussed the need to meet twice each month, due to the length of the past meetings, some continuing until ll:00 or ll:30 p.m. The regular meeting on the first Monday of each month will remain the same, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Any business not discussed by 5:00 p.m. should be continued until the second meeting of the month, which will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Items of particular public interest should be held on the second meeting, since this will be an evening meeting.
Mr. Lee Mills, Mills Engineering, appeared before the Board to update them on various aspects of the landfill. An operator's permit was issued in l977. In l98l the permit expired and a new permit was issued in l982. In l983, ground water monitoring began. In l986, a ground water plan and monitoring wells were installed and water samples have been taken since that time. Also, in l986, the south 6 trenches were closed. Since l989, trenches 7-l5 have been closed or in the process of being closed. In l99l, a closure permit was issued. In July, l992, Lee submitted a closure report on synthetic materials, etc. The surface water plan is being modified, and once that is completed and some sod has been planted, the landfill will be closed. The current closure permit calls for monitoring the site for 20 years, however, a new law may soon go into effect, calling for 30 year monitoring.
There being no further business to discuss, the Board adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
JACKIE R. BARRON,