MINUTES OF A TENTATIVE BUDGET HEARING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 14, 1993



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a public hearing on September 14, 1993, at 7:00 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Fred Wilkerson, Chairman

Wilbur Bush

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs



Mr. Burt presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, providing for the adoption of the solid waste assessment roll, final assessment and method of apportionment; establishing a maximum assessment rate. Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-35



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE SOLID WASTE

ASSESSMENT ROLL AND FINAL ASSESSMENT AND METHOD OF

APPORTIONMENT; ESTABLISHING A MAXIMUM ASSESSMENT RATE

AND SETTING THE INITIAL RATE OF ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING

METHODS OF COLLECTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;

SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist

County, Florida has adopted Ordinance No. 93-07, which requires owners of property to pay a non-ad valorem special assessment for the cost of providing solid waste collection,disposal and recycling services; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, by adoption of said ordinance intends to use the Uniform Method for collecting non-ad valorem special assessments; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, adopted the Initial Assessment Resolution under Gilchrist county Resolution No. 93-23; and

WHEREAS, the said Ordinance requires the adoption of a Solid Waste Assessment Roll and Final Assessment and Method of Apportionment and establishment of the maximum assessment rate and set the initial rate of assessment.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners for Gilchrist County, Florida as follows:

I. DESCRIPTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICES AND FACILITIES:

The Solid Waste services and facilities to be funded by the assessment include any and all costs relating to the collection of solid waste, the disposal of solid waste and the recycling of solid waste where appropriate and feasible, specifically including all operating costs and capital expenditures necessary to carry out the program.

II. INITIAL ASSESSMENT RESOLUTION: The Initial Assessment Resolution passed by the Board of County Commissioners under Resolution No. 93-23, adopted the 19th day of July, 1993, is hereby confirmed and the Solid Waste Assessment Roll, prepared by, or caused to be prepared by, the Solid Waste Assessment Coordinator, is hereby adopted.

III. METHOD OF APPORTIONING THE SOLID WASTE COST:

The method of apportioning the solid waste cost to compute the Solid Waste Assessment for specific properties is as follows:

Class A Properties: An annual assessment of $58.00 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 thereof. 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 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 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 $87.00.

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 $116.00.

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 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 $1.00 per licensed bed. The maximum assessment rate shall be as hereinabove established. Specifically including the maximum rate for Class A property which shall be $58.00 per unit, for Class B property $87.00 per unit and Class C property $116.00 per unit. Moreover, nursing homes shall be assessed at the maximum rate of $1.00 per license bed.

IV. MAXIMUM ASSESSMENT RATE AND INITIAL RATE OF

ASSESSMENT:

The maximum assessment rate shall be as hereinabove established. Specifically including the maximum rate for Class A property which shall be $58.00 per unit, for Class B property, $87.00 per unit and for Class C property, $116.00 per unit. Moreover, nursing homes shall be assessed at the maximum rate of $1.00 per licensed bed. Motels and improved overnight campgrounds (hereinafter referred to as Temporary Units) shall be assessed at $2.00 per unit. The maximum assessment rates established in this section shall also be the initial rates of assessment.

V. METHOD OF COLLECTION: The Solid Waste Assessment shall be collected pursuant to the Uniform Method provided in the Uniform Assessment Collection Act. In lieu of utilizing the Uniform Assessment Collection Act, the County may collect the Solid Waste Assessment in accordance with Section 3.02 of Gilchrist County Ordinance No. 93-07.

VI. SEVERABILITY: The provisions of this Resolution are severable; and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or provision is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of the Resolution shall not be affected thereby.

VII. EFFECTIVE DATE: This resolution shall be effective upon adoption.

DULY ADOPTED this 14th of September, 1993.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



1993-94 TENTATIVE SOLID WASTE BUDGET



The proposed tentative budget for Solid Waste for fiscal year 93-94 is funded at $814,746. Anticipated revenues from special assessments are $300,000. Following discussion, Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the tentative budget, by resolution, for Solid Waste. The motion carried unanimously, and the resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE BUDGET

FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94



RESOLUTION 93-37



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 14th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its tentative solid waste disposal budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute and the tentative budget has been amended as the Board of County Commissioners has considered appropriate;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida that the tentative budget for solid waste disposal be and is hereby adopted.

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 14th day of September, 1993 by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board discussed the tentative ad valorem millage rate, which 10 mills, and is the same millage that's been levied for several years. Ten mills will result in an increase in property taxes of 4.3%. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve by resolution the tentative tax millage rate. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94



RESOLUTION 93-38



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist county, Florida has this 14th day of September, 1993, held a public hearing to adopt a tentative millage rate for the tax year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has further considered the tentative millage rate to be levied;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida as follows:

The tentative ad valorem tax millage rate to be levied for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993 shall be ten (10) mills. Said millage rate exceeds the rolled-back computed pursuant to Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, which amount is characterized as the percentage increase in property taxes adopted by the governing body, said percentage increase being 4.3 percent.













RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 14th day of September, 1993 by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Following discussion, the Board unanimously approved, by resolution, the following budgets, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE BUDGETS FOR FY 1993-94



RESOLUTION 93-39



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 14th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its tentative budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute and the tentative budget has been considered by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida that the proposed tentative budget for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1993 regarding the general fund, court facilities trust fund, capital outlays, Community Development Block Grant Trust Fund, law enforcement trust fund, SHIP fund, state attorney and public defender trust fund, fine and forfeiture trust fund, law library, and transportation trust fund be and is hereby adopted.

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 14th day of September, 1993 by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board discussed the proposed tentative millage rate for MSTU, which funds the county's fire protection services. The proposed millage is half (.50) a mill, and will produce a tax increase of 4.3 percent. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to adopt the tentative millage rate of .50 mills for MSTU, by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE MILLAGE RATE

FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT

FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 1993



RESOLUTION 93-40



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 14th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to tentatively adopt a millage rate for its Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County has further considered the tentative millage rate to be levied;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida as follows:

The ad valorem tax millage rate to be levied for the Municipal Service Taxing Unit beginning october 1, 1993 shall be one-half (1/2) mill. Said millage rate exceeds the rolled-back computed pursuant to Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, which amount is characterized as the percentage increase in property taxes adopted by the governing body, said percentage increase being 4.3 percent.

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 14th day of September, 1993 by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the tentative budget, by resolution, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION ADOPTING TENTATIVE BUDGET

FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT

FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 1993



RESOLUTION 93-41



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 14th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its tentative Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute and the tentative budget has been amended as the Board of County Commissioners has considered appropriate;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist county, Florida that the tentative budget for Municipal Service Taxing Unit be and is hereby adopted.

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 14th day of September, 1993 by unanimous vote of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



PROPOSED DAIRY



Ms. Sheree Lancaster, attorney representing William "Sandy" McArthur, appeared before the Board to extend an invitation to the entire Board, on behalf of Mr. McArthur, to travel to Texas, to view a rotational-type dairy, such as the one being proposed for this area. The Board thanked Ms. Lancaster for the invitation.



ROAD DEPARTMENT



Mr. Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, appeared before the Board to discuss the purchase of a new limber for the road department. Mr. Joyner stated that a new limber would cost approximately $15,000. The limber they are currently using is in need of repairs. The Board advised Mr. Joyner to have it repaired. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to authorize Mr. Joyner to check on the state contract price of a new limber and request bids on the limber if it is not on the state contract, with the bids due by October 4, 1993. The motion carried unanimously.



SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT



Mr. Joyner reported that the ramp used for dumping C & D materials at the landfill has rotted and needs to be replaced with a concrete ramp. He has spoken to Mr. Martin, and the approximate cost will be $2500. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to authorize Mr. Martin to build a new ramp. The motion carried unanimously.



PROPOSED STATE WATER POLICY



The Board briefly discussed the proposed state water policy and upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, the Board authorized Mr. Burt to prepare a resolution which opposes the state water policy amendment to 17.40 FAC, specifically as it applies to ownership of land not providing an entitlement to use water on or under said land. The motion carried unanimously.



There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Cannon, seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK