MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD OCTOBER 6, 1993



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in an Emergency meeting on October 6, 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

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, Deputy Clerk, Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, Sara Nichols and Ben Pontiviet, county residents.



SHIP PROGRAM



Mr. Burt reminded the Board that he had requested the Board to hold off on a decision regarding the SHIP administration, until the SHIP Committee had an opportunity to meet. According to Mr. Burt, the Clerk and the Property Appraiser have expressed an interest in administering the program, and it is Mr. Burt's recommendation that due to the nature of the program, the Clerk's Office is staffed to administer the program. The SHIP Committee will abide by the Board's recommendation. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to allow the Clerk of Court to administer the SHIP program for Gilchrist County. The motion carried unanimously.



Ms. Nichols and Mr. Pontiviet attended the meeting today to request assistance from the Board regarding the road vacation of N. W. 90th Street, which was reopened October 4th. Mr. Burt advised them that he had spoken to their attorney, David Hallman, and he and Mr. Hallman agreed that there should be no discussion regarding this issue since it has not been advertised for this meeting.



Mr. Burt advised the Board that the meeting at Alliance Dairy should be canceled because it will need to be advertised as a public hearing. In addition, the public hearing set for November 8th may not allow enough time for the various agencies involved to prepare. It is anticipated that representatives from North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Suwannee River Water Management District and the Environmental Protection Agency will attend the public hearing. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to cancel the meeting at Alliance Dairy, which was scheduled for October 18th, and the public hearing on November 8th, and reschedule these at a later date. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt added that the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will provide assistance to the Board as well as the agencies listed above.



Mr. Barron reported that the Chamber of Commerce has requested the use of the courthouse grounds/park lot for Down Home Days, as well as the area next to the Week's building. The Board advised Mr. Barron that they had no objections.



Mr. Barron stated that an auditor from the Department of Community Affairs will be here on October 22nd to audit the CDBG grant project. He has requested the chairman's presence for the exit interview scheduled at 4:00 p.m. Mr. Barron added that Commissioner Sheffield may want to attend because of his involvement with the program.



There being no further business to come before the Board, a motion to adjourn at 5:45 p.m. was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Cannon and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK