MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 2, 1993
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting, continued from August 30, 1993, on September 2, 1993, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:
Fred Wilkerson, Chairman
V. C. Cannon
Sue B. Suggs
Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Sherree Pitzarell, Kelly Johnson, and Denise Troyer, Deputy Clerks, and Sara Collis, county resident.
Mr. Barron reviewed the budget changes made by the Board August 30th. As a result those changes, general revenue fund now has a cash carry over of $200,000 and a reserve of $98,000.
The Emergency Medical Services fund has a budget of $643,154. The Solid Waste Disposal fund has a budget of $814,746. The total of all the funds budgeted for next fiscal year is $6,653,779.
The Board discussed funding for the 911 project. Mr. Bush suggested a voter referendum to establish whether the citizens want the service and are willing to fund those services.
Mr. Barron stated that a meeting will be held in Live Oak on the 13th of September to discuss the proposed agency rules regarding water management. This meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. In addition, Mr. Barron stated that there will be a meeting the same day in Lake City, at 4:00 p.m., which Representative Randy Mackey will preside over. Representative Mackey chairs a committee which studies the affect of agency rules on local governments. Mr. Barron stated that the proposed agency rule from the Suwannee Water Management District will probably be discussed at the meeting in Lake City. Even though the Board will have it's regular monthly meeting on the 13th, it would be good if they could attend one or both of these other meetings as a board.
Mr. Barron reminded the Board of the date of upcoming meetings. The Value Adjustment Board is scheduled to meet on September 22, 1993, at 9:00 a.m. The tentative budget hearing will be September 14th and the final budget hearing will be September 27th, at 7:00 p.m. In addition, a meeting has been scheduled for September 15th, at 10:00 a.m., between the 911 Committee, Southern Bell, and any board members interested in attending are welcome.
Mr. Barron stated that he has received a letter from Mills Engineering, stating that the recycling goals have changed for small counties. Small Counties are no longer required to meet the 30% recycling goal. Instead they may choose to recycle 30% of all garbage collected, or provide recycling opportunities to county residents.
Mr. Barron explained that due to anticipated changes in staff in his office, he now has an interest in administering the SHIP program. Mr. Barron stated that he would like to hire an individual with an accounting degree who could assist him in administering the program, as well as other areas in the Finance Department. The Board stated they did not have any objections to Mr. Barron administering the program.
There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.
FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN
JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK