MINUTES OF A FINAL BUDGET HEARING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 27, 1993



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a final budget hearing September 27, 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



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell and Denise Troyer, Deputy Clerks, and Ed Capps, county resident.



Chairman Wilkerson opened the meeting, reminding the Board that motions should be clearly stated for the record.



Mr. Barron stated that the Board would be considering the final adoption of millage rates for fiscal year 1993-94, as well as considering adoption of final budgets.



Mr. Barron stated that the tentative millage rate adopted by the Board is 10 mills, the same millage rate that has been in effect for several years. The levying of this millage rate is expected to generate an increase in taxes of 4.3% for fiscal year 1993-94. Mr. Capps questioned the Board about property taxes and non ad valorem assessments for EMS and Solid Waste. The Board explained the difference in those funds and the revenues that support those funds.



Chairman Wilkerson called for consideration of adoption of the millage rate. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to adopt the final millage rate of 10 mills by resolution. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-44



RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL MILLAGE

RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 27th day of September, 1993, held a public hearing to adopt final 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 final millage rate to be levied;

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

The final 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 27th 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 budgets by resolution, for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon. The resolution is as follows:



RESOLUTION 93-44



RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has on the 27th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its final budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1993; and

WHEREAS, said public hearing has been duly advertised as provided by statute and the final budget has been considered by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida that the proposed final 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, SHIP Fund, Law Enforcement Trust 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 27th 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



Mr. Barron stated that the adopted tentative millage rate for MSTU for next fiscal year is .50 mill, the same rate that has been in effect for several years. The levying of this millage is expected to generate an increase in ad valorem taxes of 4.3%. Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted by resolution .50 mill for MSTU, upon a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush. The resolution is as follows:















RESOLUTION 93-45



RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL MILLAGE RATE

FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT

FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 1993



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has on the 27th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt a final 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 Commissioner of Gilchrist County has further considered the final 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 27th 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 by resolution a final budget for MSTU for fiscal year 1993-94, upon a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Suggs. The resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 93-46



RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL BUDGET

FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT

FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 1993



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 27th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its final 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 Final Budget has been considered by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County and it is proposed that the Final Budget for the Fiscal Year commencing October 1, 1993 for the MSTU for fire be adopted;

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

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 27th 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 Solid Waste fund, including the method of collection of non-ad valorem taxes. The Board has tentatively adopted a rate of $58 per improved parcel, which is the same rate that has been in effect for several years. Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted, by resolution, the final budget for Solid Waste, for fiscal year 1993-94, upon a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield. The resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 93-47



RESOLUTION ADOPTING FINAL BUDGET

FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has this 27th day of September, 1993 held a public hearing to adopt its final 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 final 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 final budget for solid waste disposal be and is hereby adopted.

RESOLVED this day in public hearing the 27th 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



COUNTY JAIL



Mr. Barron reported that Emory Philman called his office about an electrical problem with the septic system recently installed at the county jail. According to the message Mr. Barron received, Mr. Philman needs authorization to have it repaired. Mr. Rehberg is out for a couple of days, and therefore unable to authorize anyone to repair it. The Board discussed the recent work completed by Mr. Philman and specifically the electrical aspect of the job. Fason Electric was called to do the electrical work and paid separately. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to call Fason Electric to check on the problem. Commissioner Sheffield stated that the Board has spent alot of money on the jail this year and a considerable amount on the septic system over the years. Commissioner Sheffield stated that since the work was just recently completed, the contractor should stand behind his work. Commissioner Suggs withdrew her motion and stated that she would go to the jail to determine what the problem is and report back to the Board next Monday.



PURCHASE OF LIMBER



Mr. Burt reported that Commissioner Bush has found a limber for the road department. Apparently Jefferson County has bid a limber and our bid can be piggy-backed onto their bid. The cost of the limber is $12,625. Commissioner Bush stated that the best price he could get through a state contract is $13,500. The limber is a Terrain King and it has been demonstrated in the county. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to accept the bid, seconded by Commissioner Cannon. The motion carried as follows:



Sheffield- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Suggs- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Bush- ABSTAINED



Commissioner Bush abstained from voting since his company was the successful bidder of the Jefferson County bid.



Commissioner Cannon departed at 7:30 p.m.



FIRE CHIEF'S MEETING



Commissioner Sheffield reported that he attended the last Fire Chief's meeting and each fire department was represented except North Gilchrist. He requested Mr. Vernon Layfield to contact that department about attending the meetings. Board members questioned Commissioner Sheffield about the recent fire at Water's Lake. Commissioner Sheffield stated that David Martin was asked to leave the scene by the Wacasassa Fire Department because he is not certified.



Mr. Barron reported that Will May, from Alachua County has offered his assistance in locating a site for the proposed Crossroads Fire Department, as well as furnish a copy of their Code of Ethics.



Commissioner Sheffield stated that he questioned Wacasassa Fire Department regarding their high fuel usage. According to Ron Bivens, they have been using more fuel to ride their area, familiarizing new firemen with the area, and all firemen are learning the new road numbers.



MINE RECLAMATION



Mr. Barron received information from the Bureau of Mine Reclamation regarding sloping and seeding of pits after the county abandons a limerock pit.





























There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 8:08 p.m. was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK