MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MAY 3, 1993



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on May 3, 1993, at 8:30 a.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Fred Wilkerson, Chairman

Wilbur Bush

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell, Kelly Johnson, and Denise Troyer, Deputy Clerks, Wilma Mattucci, County Librarian, Danny Hales, Regional Librarian, John Russell, Bell Volunteer Fire Chief, Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent/Solid Waste Supervisor, Rolf Utegaard, Florida Gas Transmission Line, Cheryl Smith and Tom Barnes, Mental Health Planning Council, Albert Martin, Construction Supervisor, Susan Bryant, Supervisor of Elections, John Ayers, Jean DeCosta, Tom Stafford, Ken Frey, Ray Earl Thomas, Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Hurst,



Minutes of the meeting held April 5, 1993 were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Cannon, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



ATTORNEY'S REPORT



Mr. Burt presented a joint agreement between Alachua, Dixie, and Gilchrist counties for a hazardous waste collection operation. In a previous meeting the Board agreed to limit their expenditures to $4000 cost, plus advertising. This stipulation has been inserted in the agreement. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to accept this agreement, seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously agreed.



Mr. Burt presented the operating plan submitted by the Division of Forestry, for the Board's approval. Mr. Burt stated that he has reviewed the plan, and recommends approval. The Board unanimously approved the plan, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



In a previous meeting, the Board had discussed proposed agreements with the School Board for their use of office space upstairs, as well as their cost for utilities and janitorial services. The Board had indicated that they preferred the agreement whereby the School Board provides substitute janitorial services whenever the county's custodian is absent, due to illness or vacation. According to Mr. Burt, the School Board has executed the agreement, and awaiting the county's approval and execution of same. A motion was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve the above described agreement. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt discussed the procedure for ordinances searches for subdivision requirements, with the implementation of the Land Development Regulations. Subdivision variances will go before the Zoning Board, according to the LDR's. Mr. Barron stated that there are unrecorded subdivisions, previously recognized by the Board. It is Mr. Barron's understanding that Mr. Rehberg maintains a list of these subdivision, and Mr. Barron recommends the list be incorporated into the minutes. Chairman Wilkerson suggested that workshops be held to discuss the newly adopted LDR's. Mr. Burt stated that his staff could provide information related to subdivision ordinances to the Zoning Board, as well as to the Board of County Commissioners. Mr. Burt will coordinate and schedule these workshops.



Mr. Burt reminded the Board that a decision had not been made regarding the need for a computer for the Building Department. Mr. Barron has checked on other sources for hardware and software, and it appears that the quote received from Charles Flemming is reasonable. Chairman Wilkerson requested Mr. Barron to contact Mr. Flemming to come to a future board meeting to discuss the system and it's capabilities.



Mr. Burt requested the Board pay half of the expenses involved for him to attend the Annual Florida Association of County Commissioner Summer Conference, held in Orlando, June 8-11th. Commissioner Suggs requested that the Board authorize her to attend the conference also. The Board agreed to pay half of Mr. Burt's expenses, and the expenses related to Commissioner Suggs attendance for one day of the conference.



CLERK'S REPORT



Mr. Barron reported that based on current year revenues expenditures, Transportation Trust Fund could anticipate a carry-over of approximately $70,854.



Commissioner Suggs inquired as to the procedure for adding persons to the county's pension roll. Mr. Barron stated that people on the pension roll are recognized by the commissioners as being in need of assistance, whereby a commissioner may move to add the person to the roll, and approve by majority vote of the Board. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to add Dean Shaw to the pension. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron presented the bills to the Board for their review. Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Cannon, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the bills. The motion carried unanimously.



Budget transfers # 47-54, and # 56 were unanimously approved following a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.



Mr. Barron reported that he will soon be upgrading the software in the finance department. This will enable a purchase order system to be implemented, beginning October 1st, if the Board so desires. Mr. Barron reminded the Board that a purchase order system has been recommended by the auditors for several years. A purchase order system will require department heads to name specific individuals authorized to purchase goods and services. A motion was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to authorize Mr. Barron to implement the purchase order system beginning October 1, 1993. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt reported that he has had further discussion with the Department of Natural Resources, and it is their opinion that the run from Sun Springs to the Suwannee River is a navigable waterway. Mr. Burt recommends that the Board rescind the resolution to restrict passage by the placement of a cable, until further information can be obtained. A motion was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Cannon to rescind Resolutions 92-34 and 93-03. The motion carried unanimously.



LIBRARY REPORT



Mrs. Mattucci stated that she is very pleased with the graveled parking lot, however, she has had several complaints from ladies wearing high heel shoes. She and Mr. Hales would like for the Board to authorize the paving of a sidewalk (which leads to the main entrance from the parking area) and two handicap parking spaces. Commissioner Bush made a motion to authorize Albert Martin to pour a concrete sidewalk and two handicap parking spaces. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron advised Mr. Hales that no bids were received for the advertised gutter work needed at the library. Following discussion, the Board agreed to authorize Mr. Martin to do the gutter replacement, along with the sidewalk and parking spaces.

Mr. Hales asked the Board what information they need regarding his proposed $14,000 line item for the purchase of children's books. This line item expenditure was previously identified by the Board as needing further clarification, and Mr. Hales was requested to furnish the Board this information. The Board again advised Mr. Hales that they would like to see a list of the children's books that he proposes to purchase. Mr. Hales stated that this would be difficult to accomplish since there are some books that he will order duplicates of and the quote he receives for books will depend on the type of books and quantity of books being ordered. Mr. Barron stated that Mr. Hales needs to determine what books he wants to order, as well as the quantity. He could then call the company where he places his orders and obtain quotes, which are usually valid for 30 days, submit the information to the Board for their approval, and order the books upon their approval. The Board advised Mr. Hales that this information is necessary in order for them to consider approval of the $14,000.



Mr. Hales inquired as to the Board policy for hiring part-time employees. The Board authorized Mr. Hales to advertise for part-time, temporary positions in the Gilchrist County Journal, upon a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which as seconded by Commissioner Bush. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m. and reconvened at 1:05 p.m.



Mr. Barron presented a budget transfer number 57 on the CDBG fund for $1425.85 (to balance the account) for the Board's consideration. The Board unanimously approved the transfer, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.



FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION LINE



Mr. Rolf Utegaard, Florida Gas Transmission Line, appeared before the Board, upon their request, to present information regarding the gas transmission line, and specifically to answer questions regarding the placement of pipe under county grades. It is the Board's understanding that the pipe will be place 48" underground, however, many graded roads are built up and slope downwards on both sides. An engineer from FGT stated that the 48" below ground would be from the lowest point of the surface. Mr. Utegaard gave a slide presentation, which showed the pipeline originating in Texas, and extending to Homestead, Florida. There will be a total of about 800 miles of new line, along with 3 new compression stations constructed under the phase III project, totalling approximately $920,000,000. This project is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and according to Mr. Utegaard, natural gas is the preferred source of energy by the Clean Air Act. The company is in the process of securing leases from property owners where the pipeline is proposed to cross. At this time, they have obtained about 50% of the leases. There were several property owners in attendance who are unsatisfied with the offers made by FTG, and basically opposed to the line being placed on or through their property. According to Mr. Utegaard, they were able to use existing right-of-ways through the panhandle area, however, no existing right-of-ways existed in Gilchrist County. Mr. Utegaard explained that the only restrictions on the affected landowners would be no building over the line or deep rooted plants that could interfere with the protective coating of the pipe. When asked about the safety of the line, Mr. Utegaard stated that the temperature and pressure of the pipe line is constantly monitored by a central data system.

MENTAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL



Mr. Tom Barnes appeared before the Board seeking approval for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, & Mental Health Services Annual Plan. According to Mr. Barnes, there were no notable changes to the plan. Chairman Wilkerson and Commissioner Sheffield have reviewed the plan, and Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to approve the plan, seconded by Commissioner Cannon. The motion carried unanimously.



ROAD CLOSING



Mr. Ray E. Thomas spoke to the Board about closing a road which leads to the old G. C. Butler boat landing, which is no longer usable. This road divides the Thomas' and the Butler's property, and according to Mr. Thomas, and Mrs. Butler, who was also in attendance, the area is used as a gathering place for young people to party and drink. Mr. Thomas has had to repair sections of his fence several times per year, due to the vandalism. The Board advised Mr. Thomas that in order to close a road, it would need to be advertised for several weeks, and considered in a public hearing. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to advertise for closing the road, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



HUMANE SOCIETY



Mr. Tom Stafford, proponent of the local Humane Society group, spoke to the Board about their efforts to organize a Humane Society in Gilchrist County. He presented a draft ordinance for the Board's consideration. Mr. Stafford had previously met with the Board last year requesting their assistance. At that time, the Board requested Mr. Stafford to supply them with an approximate cost for operation, however, Mr. Stafford did not have that information available. The Board agreed to table further discussion.



PUBLIC HEARING: STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP



Mr. Burt presented the SHIP plan for the Board's consideration. This plan outlines the program, defining eligibility, purchase assistance loans, housing rehabilitation assistance, procurement of services, and administration of the program. The Board unanimously adopted the plan, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



Mr. Burt presented three resolutions, which must be filed with the above referenced plan. After explanation of the resolutions by Mr. Burt, the Board unanimously approved the following resolutions, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield. The resolutions are as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-11



A RESOLUTION APPROVING GILCHRIST COUNTY LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE FLORIDA STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM; APPROVING A MAXIMUM AWARD SCHEDULE; AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY CERTIFICATIONS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, AND AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF THE PLAN FOR THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; AND APPROVING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the State of Florida enacted the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act on July 7, 1992, that allocates a portion of new and existing documenting stamp taxes on deeds to local governments for development and maintenance of affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, the Act requires that in order to qualify for funding, local governments develop a one to three year Local Housing Assistance Plan outlining how funds will be used; and

WHEREAS, the Act also requires adoption of a maximum cost per unit for eligible housing benefitting from awards made pursuant to the SHIP Program; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of Gilchrist County to qualify for said tax revenues, and such action is for a valid county purpose.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commission of Gilchrist County, Florida:

Section 1. That the maximum award schedule for SHIP funds under the Gilchrist County program shall be $18,750 per unit.

Section 2. The maximum cost per unit for eligible housing benefitting from awards made pursuant to the SHIP Program shall not exceed $55,000.

Section 3. Gilchrist County is authorized to submit the Local Housing Assistance Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, to the State of Florida Housing Finance Agency for its review and approval.

Section 4. That the Chairman is authorized and empowered to execute the certification peculiar to the Local Housing Agency on behalf of the County.

Section 5. The proper officers of Gilchrist County are authorized and directed to do all things necessary and proper in order to carry out the terms and conditions of said grant and this Resolution.

Section 6. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.

Passed and adopted by the County Commission of Gilchrist County, Florida on May 3, 1993.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



___________________________

FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:



______________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK



RESOLUTION 93-12



A RESOLUTION OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ESTABLISHING A NEED AND AUTHORITY FOR 10% OF STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PROGRAM (SHIP) FUNDS TO BE UTILIZED FOR ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners (County) has determined that it will administer locally, the state funded State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program; and

WHEREAS, the base amount of 5% of the SHIP Program funds available for administration of the SHIP Program is inadequate to pay the necessary and appropriate administrative and audit fees for the program; and

WHEREAS, up to ten (10%) percent of SHIP funds may be used for administrative expenses (including audit fees),

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that:

Ten percent (10%) of the County's SHIP Program funds shall be utilized for SHIP administrative expenses of the county.

This Resolution shall become effective upon signature, and shall continue in effect indefinitely.

DONE AND ORDERED this 3rd day of May, 1993.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



___________________________

FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:



_______________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK



RESOLUTION 93-13



A RESOLUTION OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ESTABLISHING A DEFINITION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS APPLICABLE TO THE COUNTY, AND APPOINTING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners (County) has determined that the citizens of Gilchrist county would significantly benefit from participation in the state funded State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program; and

WHEREAS, the County recognizes the requirements of the program established in Section 420.907 - 420.9079, Florida Statutes and Rule 92-37, Florida Administrative Code, which includes the requirement of defining affordable housing that is consistent with the local comprehensive plan and the appointment of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that:

1. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is hereby created and established.

2. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall consist of nine (9) members plus, a member of the County Commission who shall serve as an ex-officio member. Five (5) members shall constitute a quorum. The committee may not take formal actions unless a quorum is present, but may meet to hear presentations if duly noted. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall include the following, which individuals may overlap with or be part of the Local Housing Partnership:

a. Michael Hayes: citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry -

President of Gilchrist Building Supply, Inc.



b. John Ferguson: citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry-

President of Tri-County Bank, Trenton, Florida.



c. Jimmy Leggett: citizen who is a representative

of those areas of labor engaged in home building-

Local Builder.



d. Sara Collis: citizen who is designated as an

advocate for low-income persons- current member

of the CDBG Committee for Gilchrist County.



e. John Rowe: citizen who is a provider of affordable housing- Investor and Owner of Rental

Units to low-income persons.



f. Jean Troke: citizen who is a real estate professional- Local Realtor.



Citizens otherwise interested in the Affordable Housing Program:



a. Rebecca Oder: Officer with the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Trenton.



b. John Ayers: Gilchrist County Journal.



c. Charlotte Kearney: Elementary School Teacher.



d. Jimmie Sheffield shall be an ex-officio non- voting member, a member of the Board of County

Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida.



3. Members shall serve for two-year terms and may be appointed for subsequent terms. However, the following members shall serve an initial term of one (1) year in order to achieve staggered appointments:

a. John Ayers

b. Jimmy Leggett

c. John Rowe

d. Jean Troke

4. Meetings shall be held at least quarterly for the first year of the committee's existence and semi-annually, or more frequently thereafter.

5. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall comply with the Government in the Sunshine Law, the public records law, and the special provisions regarding notice of Affordable Housing Incentive Plan considerations found in Chapter 420.9076, Florida Statutes. Minutes of the meeting shall be kept by the Committee Chairperson, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, or the designee.

6. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall annually elect a Chairperson and such other offices as it deems necessary. The Chairperson is charged with the duty of conducting meetings in a manner consistent with law.

7. Staff, administrative and facility support for the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall be provided by the Board of County Commissioners and the consulting administrative firm.

8. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall review the established policies and procedures, ordinance, land development regulations, and adopted local comprehensive plan of the County and shall recommend specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

9. Recommendations may include the modification or repeal of existing policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions. At a minimum, the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall make recommendations on affordable housing incentives in the following areas:

a. The affordable housing definition in the appointing resolution.



b. The expedited processing of permits for affordable housing projects.



c. The modification of impact-fee requirements, including reduction or waiver of fees and alternative methods of fee payments.



d. The allowance of increased density levels.



e. The preservation of infrastructure capacity for housing for very-low income persons and low-

income persons.



f. The transfer of development rights as a financing

mechanism for housing for very low-income persons and low-income persons.



g. The reduction of parking and setback requirements.



h. The allowance of zero-lot-line configurations.



i. The modifications of sidewalk and street requirements.



j. The establishment of a process by which the County considers before adoption, procedures and

policies that have a significant impact on the

cost of housing.

10. The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee recommendations shall also include other affordable housing incentives identified by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. To the maximum extent feasible, the approved affordable housing incentive recommendations submitted to the Board of County Commissioners must quantify the affordable housing cost reduction anticipated from implementing the specific recommendations.

11. Within nine (9) months from adoption of this Ordinance, the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee shall make recommendations approved by a majority of its members at a public hearing. Notice of the time, date, and place of the public hearing of the Affordable Housing Advisory to adopt final affordable housing incentive recommendations shall be published in a newspaper of general paid circulation in the County. Such notice shall contain a short and concise summary of the affordable housing incentive recommendations to be considered by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. The notice shall also state the public place where a copy of the tentative Affordable Housing Advisory Committee recommendation can be obtained by interested persons.

12. Affordable housing shall be defined as all standard housing structures consistent with the Land Development Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan that meet the term "affordable", as defined in the SHIP ordinance.

13. The Committee shall also review applications for SHIP housing financing assistance, unless the County adopts procedures which do not include Committee review.

This resolution shall become effective upon signature, and shall continue in effect indefinitely.

DONE AND RESOLVED this 3rd day of May, 1993.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



__________________________

FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:



______________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK



CIVIL DEFENSE



Mr. Perryman, Civil Defense Director, was not in attendance, however, he left a written report for the Board. Included in Mr. Perryman's report was an estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for storm damage in Gilchrist county.



BUILDING DEPARTMENT



Mr. Rehberg submitted a report to the Board indicating a total of 64 permits issued for the month of April. Of that total, 5 permits were for new construction, and 22 permits were for mobile homes. A total of $4800 was collected in impact fees.



SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS: AWARD OF SOFTWARE BID



Ms. Susan Bryant, Supervisor of Elections, reviewed with the Board 3 proposals received to upgrade the software for the computer system in her office. The following proposals were received:

Fidler & Chambers @ $19,500 plus

$3000 for annual license & maintenance



Sequoia Pacific Systems @ $19,950 plus

$1200 for annual license & maintenance



Triad Governmental Systems, Inc. @ $24,985 plus

$1600 for annual maintenance fee



Ms. Bryant recommended Triad Governmental Systems for the following reasons: the bid appears to include all prices requested, with no hidden costs, training is unlimited at no additional cost, 9/94 election support included, and no negative comments were received from other counties using their software. The Board unanimously approved the proposal from Triad Governmental Systems, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.







CDBG PROJECT UPDATE



Ms. Martha Mahalick, Fred Fox Enterprises, presented a change order for M. Montgomery. According to Ms. Mahalick, the roof was damaged during the storm in March. The cost for the roof repairs, including underlayment and new vinyl soffits is $2950, however, Ms. Montgomery received a check from her insurance company for $900, which will reduce the cost to $2050. A motion was made by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the change order. The motion carried unanimously.



ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT



Mr. Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, reported that the prison is willing to furnish a work crew to clean the county's parks twice a week. In order to keep the parks/boat ramp areas clean, more mowers and a weedeater is needed. The Board unanimously approved the purchase of three push mowers and a weedeater, upon a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Commissioner Bush stated that he would like to review the new Land Development Regulations before making a decision on the preliminary plat of The Haven. Commissioner Bush then made a motion to table this item, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Albert Martin stated that upon Chairman Wilkerson's request, he checked the electrical layout at the county road shop. According to Mr. Martin, there are only 3 outlets, with many extension cords. No action was taken. The Board requested Mr. Martin to look at Water's Lake Park and determine the repairs needed at the park. In addition, the Board advised Mr. Martin of the action taken earlier in today's meeting, authorizing him to do the gutter replacements and concrete work needed at the library.



Mr. Joyner inquired about the Board's intention to purchase radios for the Road Department and Civil Defense. The Board advised Mr. Joyner to purchase two portable radios.



Mr. David Sanders, former county employee, appeared before the Board to complain about his termination from the Road Department. Mr. Sanders stated that he believes he was fired because Mr. Joyner does not like him and is picking on him. He claims that he has not done anything which would warrant being fired. Mr. Sanders stated that there were no written reprimands in his personnel file, and he feels that Mr. Joyner fired him because he does not like him. Mr. Joyner stated that the reason he was fired was failure to notify his employer whenever he was absent, and leaving the job early without his supervisor's permission. Mr. Barron, personnel administrator, stated that there were reprimands in Mr. Sanders' file, as well as his last annual evaluation, which indicated an overall rating of conditional. According to Mr. Burt, the proper procedure identified in the Board's personnel policy, would be for the employee to file a written petition for a hearing before the Board. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to hear this grievance, but to follow the policy in the future. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved. Commissioner Suggs stated that she would like to see them work out their problems, and would suggest that Mr. Sanders be put on leave without pay for a period of time, and hired back on a probational status. Commissioner Sheffield asked Mr. Joyner if he would consider such an arrangement, with Mr. Joyner replying that he had already made his decision. Chairman Wilkerson stated that when the Board hired Mr. Joyner, it was with the understanding that he had the authority to hire and fire within his department, and to over-ride his decision would be undermining his authority. Mr. Sanders asked if it was the Board's intention to uphold Mr. Joyner's decision, with the Board members replying affirmatively.



911- DAVID BRITTIN



Mr. Brittin submitted a proposed budget for the 911 system, which includes a grant from the state of $102,000, which may be used for the initial start up of the system. According to Mr. Brittin, the 911 fees collected from county residents through their phone company, could be used as a local match to the grant.



LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS



Mr. Barron reminded the Board that although they have adopted the LDR's, they still need to appoint the members of the planning and zoning board by resolution. The Board unanimously adopted the following resolution, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield:



RESOLUTION 93-10



A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE COUNTY'S PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD; DESIGNATING THE

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT; AND DESIGNATING

THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION ADMINISTRATOR.



WHEREAS, the County has adopted Land Development Regulations pursuant to the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, Chapter 163.31.61 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes; and



WHEREAS, the Land Development Regulations adopted by the County requires the appointment of members of the Planning and Zoning Board, appointment of the Board of Adjustment, and designation of the Land Development Regulation Administrator;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA:



1. The following individuals are appointed to the Planning and

Zoning Board for the following terms:

a.Roosevelt Stalvey and Mark Bishop are appointed for a three (3) year term commencing 4-19-93;



b.Clarence Feagle and Jimmie Ray Downing are appointed for a two (2) year term commencing 4-19-93;



c.Jimmie Sheppard is appointed for a one (1) year term

commencing 4-19-93.



2. The members of the Planning and Zoning Board are hereby directed to perform the functions of the Board of Adjustment, and the terms of office of members of the Board of Adjustment shall run concurrently with the terms of office of the respective members of the Planning and Zoning Board.



3. The County Building Official is hereby designated as the Land Development Regulation Administrator for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Land Development Regulations.



4. Existing resolutions in conflict are hereby repealed to the

extent of such conflict.

















5. This resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption.



PASSED in regular session this 5th day of May, 1993.



GILCHRIST COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



___________________________

FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:



_____________________________

JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK



NATIONAL BOATING SAFETY WEEK



Mr. Barron stated that he had received a letter from the Department of Natural Resources requesting the Board of County Commissioners to recognize the week of June 6 through June 12, 1993, as National Safe Boating Week. They are undertaking an effort to educate the public about safe boating, since Florida leads the nation with boating fatalities. Last year Florida recorded 81 boating related fatalities, with 13 so far this year. Commissioner Bush made a motion to adopt an resolution recognizing June 6th - l2th as National Safe Boating Week. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-13:A



WHEREAS, water-related recreational activities are vital elements in the lives of the citizens of Gilchrist County; and



WHEREAS, Florida's 8400 miles of saltwater tidal coastline, 3 million acres of inland lakes and 11,000 miles of rivers and streams provide for many of the needed outlets for recreation and relaxation; and



WHEREAS, recreational boating is one of Florida's leading outdoor activities with more than 4 million residents participating in this pastime; and



WHEREAS, Florida is the fastest growing recreational boating state in the nation with over 718,000 registered vessels and increasing at over 10,000 vessels each year; and



WHEREAS, every year lives are lost in boating accidents in spite of the educational efforts of the Florida Marine Patrol, U. S. Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U. S. Power Squadrons, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and local agencies; and



WHEREAS, The Florida Marine Patrol, U. S. Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U. S. Power Squadrons, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and other cooperating agencies and groups have developed and are not executing campaigns in this field; and



WHEREAS, The Florida Marine Patrol and the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission are the sponsors of the "Be a Bobber", "Sinkers are Stinkers" program to teach children and their parents the importance of wearing Personal Flotation Devices, and the practice of other boating safety measures and



WHEREAS, the sponsors of these safety programs have addressed their efforts to the youth and general public of Florida, urging them to enhance boating pleasure and avoid possible loss of life and property damage.



WHEREAS, WE, the citizens of Gilchrist county, affirm and support the goals of National Safe Boating Week, June 6-12, 1993.



NOW, THEREFORE, I, Fred Wilkerson, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners do proclaim the week beginning June 6, 1993, as

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK



in Gilchrist County and urge all citizens who use our waterways to join in learning and practicing safe boating and in having their boats inspected for proper safety equipment.



I set my hand this 3rd day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-three.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



__________________________

FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 1993 UPDATE



Mr. Barron presented a letter to the Board from the North Central Florida Planning Council, requesting the county to submit an annual Overall Economic Development Program report to the U. S. Economic Development Administration, or since the county is a member of the Council, the County Commission may elect by resolution to have the District's report meet the County's reporting requirement for that year. The Board unanimously agreed by resolution to adopt the Council's overall economic development program, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-13:B



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE NORTH CENTRAL

FLORIDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT OVERALL ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 1993 UPDATE, AS PREPARED BY THE

NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL; PROVIDING

AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County, Florida, is a member of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council; and

WHEREAS, a written report must be submitted annually to the Economic Development Administration to evaluate the progress made toward improving economic conditions in Gilchrist County during the past year; and



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has previously adopted the North Central Florida Economic Development District Overall Economic Development Program; and



WHEREAS, the North Central Florida Economic Development District Overall Economic Development Program 1993 Update accurately reflects economic conditions in the County and satisfactorily covers the County's own economic planning and programming;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA:



1. That the North Central Florida Economic Development District Overall Economic Development Program 1993 Update as prepared by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, as accurately reflecting the economic conditions in the County and satisfactorily covering the County's own economic planning and programming.



2. That the North Central Florida Economic Development District Overall Economic Development Program 1993 Update be submitted to U. S. Economic Development Administration with the understanding that this action meets the annual progress reporting requirements for the County.



3. This resolution shall take effect upon its adoption.



DULY ADOPTED in regular session this 3rd day of May, 1993.



GILCHRIST COUNTY COMMISSION

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



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FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:



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JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK



TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM



Mr. Barron presented an agreement from the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council for the Tourism Development Program. In April, the Board approved funding of $1000 for this fiscal year for this program. The Council is now requesting the Board's approval of the agreement. A motion was made by Commissioner Cannon, seconded by Commissioner Suggs to approve the agreement. The motion carried unanimously.



CLERK'S REPORT (CONT.)



Mr. Barron reported that a total of $28,593.12 was disbursed to the Board of County Commissioners, which represents fees and interest collected for the months of January, February, and March.



There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







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FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







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JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK