MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JANUARY 3, 1994



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on January 3, 1994, 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 and Carolyn Thomas, Deputy Clerks, D. Ray Harrison, Property Appraiser, Nancy Linnin, Gus Schaeffer, and Jim Troke, Florida Power Corporation, Scott Koons, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Carl Rehberg, Building & Zoning Official, Bobby McCray, Suwannee River Economic Council, David Martin, Crossroads Volunteer Fire Dept., Judge Elzie Sanders, 8th Judicial Circuit, Doug Smith, engineer, Buddy Joyner, Transportation & Solid Waste Supervisor, John Lynn, National Association of County Commissioners, Albert Martin, Construction Supervisor



D. RAY HARRISON- PROPERTY APPRAISER



Mr. D. Ray Harrison, Property Appraiser, appeared before the Board briefly to pass out new maps for each commissioner's district.



ATTORNEY'S REPORT



Mr. Burt advised the Board that the Industrial Development Authority has written a letter, recommending Mark Gluckman, to fill a vacancy on that Board. Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to appoint Mr. Gluckman, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Mr. Burt announced that the Code Enforcement Board has a vacancy and asked the Board if they wished to advertise for a replacement. Chairman Wilkerson suggested the Board set a workshop to review ordinances and committees on February 28th, at 2:00 p.m.



The Board discussed holding a workshop to consider door-to-door garbage collection, inviting private haulers that may be interested, as well as a representative from Alachua County, that may be able to provide relevant information. The Board agreed to set this workshop for January 18th, at 5:00 p.m.



The Board discussed the current Land Development Regulations, which imposes a charge for signs. Mr. Burt stated that he has drafted a resolution, as requested by the Board, to eliminate the permit fee for signs. After discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to adopt, by resolution, the following fees, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush. The resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-01



A RESOLUTION IMPOSING FEES AND CHARGES FOR MATTERS

PERTAINING TO THE COUNTY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND

LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.



WHEREAS, the County has adopted a Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations pursuant to the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, Chapter 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the County that the County shall not be required to bear the cost of petitions, appeals or applications under the Comprehensive Plan or Land Development Regulations; and

WHEREAS, the fees and charges herein set out represent the cost of legal advertising, postage, clerical, filing and other costs involved in the processing of petitions, appeals or applications.

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

1. Until the following applicable fees of charges have been paid in full, no action of any type or kind shall be taken

on a petition, appeal or application:



A petition to:



- amend the Comprehensive Plan $900

- amend the text of the Land

Development Regulations $800

- rezone 5% or more of the total

land area of the county $800

- rezone less than 5% of the total

land area of the county $300



An appeal to the Board of Adjustment for:



- special exception $200

- variance $150

- change in a non-conforming use $150

- interpretation $100

- special exception, variance or

use for agricultural purposes

single family residence $ 50



An appeal to the Board of County Commissioners

from a decision of the Planning & Zoning Board $100



An application for subdivision plat approval as defined in

Section 2.1 of the County's Land Development Regulations for:



- filing of a preliminary plat $150

major subdivision-

final plat submittal $350

plus $10 per lot

- minor subdivision (no preliminary plat fee)

final plat submittal $200



An application for:



- a special permit for land and water

fills, dredging, excavation, and

mining $200

- a special permit to construct a bulk-

head dock, pier, wharf or similar

structure $ 75

- site and development plan approval $200

- a driveway permit $ 30

- a special temporary use permit or

any other permit not above specified

issued by the County Commission $ 75

- a special temporary use permit or

any other permit not above specified

issued by the Land Development Reg-

ulation Administrator, including

underground utilities traversing a

road right-of-way $ 50

- a certificate of zoning compliance $ 25

- a certificate of concurrency

compliance $ 25



2. Agricultural irrigation lines are not subject to permitting

fees.



3. This schedule of fees and charges shall be posted in the Office of Land Development Regulation Administrator.



4. Fees paid are non-returnable.



5. All existing fees or charges related to petitions, appeals or applications under the Comprehensive Plan or Land Deve-

lopment Regulations in conflict with this resolution are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.



6. This resolution shall become effective immediately upon

adoption.



PASSED in regular session this 3rd day of January, 1994.



GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board discussed S. E. 90th St. with Mr. Burt, regarding complaints received from area residents, stating that the fence owned by the Thomas' encroaches on the county's right-of-way, extending into the water at the boat ramp. Mr. Burt stated that he has sent a letter to Frank Sair, attorney for the Thomas', requesting they move the fence off the right-of-way, and out of the water. He is waiting on a response.



Commissioner Suggs stated that she has been approached by Badcock's Furniture, requesting a letter of support from the County, as they are considering a location in Gilchrist County for a store. Commissioner Suggs stated that she would support their efforts, and made a motion to adopt a resolution supporting their interest in locating in our county. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved. The resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-02



A RESOLUTION OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS PROMOTING THE LOCATION OF A BADCOCK

FURNITURE STORE IN GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.



WHEREAS, it has been reported that BADCOCK FURNITURE may be located in Gilchrist County, Florida; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County promote new business activity within the County; and

WHEREAS, the Board considers it to be in the best public interest for a BADCOCK FURNITURE STORE to be located within Gilchrist County;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, that the said Board of County Commissioners hereby encourages new business to locate in Gilchrist County, specifically including a BADCOCK FURNITURE STORE.

RESOLVED this 3rd day of January, 1994.

GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



/s/Fred Wilkerson,

Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



CLERK'S REPORT



Mr. Barron presented the bills to the Board for their consideration. Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Bush to approve the bills. Commissioner Sheffield seconded the motion which was unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron asked the Board to consider a schedule of holidays for calendar year 1994, for the county employees. Following discussion, the holiday schedule was adopted by split vote, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon:



Suggs- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Bush- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Sheffield- No



The 1994 holiday schedule is as follows:



January 3, 1994 New Year's Day

January 17, 1994 Martin Luther King Day

May 30, 1994 Memorial Day

July 4, 1994 Independence Day

September 5, 1994 Labor Day

November 11, 1994 Veterans Day

November 24, 1994 Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 1994 Day After Thanksgiving

December 23, 1994 Christmas Eve

December 26, 1994 Christmas Day



Mr. Barron stated that since the 4th of July falls on the first Monday of the month, another day for holding the Commission's regular meeting needs to be considered. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to change the monthly meeting date to July 11, 1994. The motion carried unanimously.



FLORIDA POWER



Nancy Linnin, Gus Schaeffer, and Jim Troke appeared before the Board to discuss the set back requirements for power lines, in the Comprehensive Plan. The current language states a setback of 300 ft., however, the new language would delete the footage requirement. Florida Power is regulated by federal requirements which supersedes the county's requirements. They thanked the Board for their cooperation, and stated that if they proposed amendment would jeopardize the county's stipulated settlement agreement, they would be willing to back off from their plans. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 13th at 8:00 p.m., to consider the amendment.



COMPREHENSIVE PLAN- SCOTT KOONS



Mr. Scott Koons, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, spoke to the Board about the plan amendment process. According to Mr. Koons, amendments to the comprehensive plan are only accepted twice per year. Mr. Koons suggests the county establish 2 (two) dates each year for acceptance of amendments. When questioned, Mr. Koons stated that June 30th and December 31st of each year would be the best dates which could be easily remembered. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to adopt a resolution establishing a deadline for acceptance of regular amendments to the comprehensive plan. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-03



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA ESTABLISHING THE THIRTIETH

DAY OF JUNE AND THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER OF

EACH YEAR AS DEADLINES FOR ACCEPTANCE OF REGULAR AMEND-

MENTS TO THE COUNTY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS PROVIDED IN

CHAPTER 163.3187(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.



WHEREAS, Chapter 163.3187(1), Florida Statutes provides that amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, excepting as provided for in Chapter 163.3187(1)(a), (b) and (c), are limited to two times per calendar year; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Chapter 163.3187(1), the Board of County Commissioners desires to establish two (2) calendar dates as deadlines for the acceptance by the Land Development Regulation Administrator of applications for amendments to the County's Comprehensive Plan.

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

Section 1. With the exception of calendar year 1994, the thirtieth day of June and the thirty-first day of December of every calendar year shall be final dates for acceptance, by the Land Development Regulation Administrator, of complete applications for regular amendment of the County's Comprehensive Plan, as provided in Chapter 163.3171(1), Florida Statutes. The provisions of this section shall exempt amendments as final dates for acceptance, by the Land Development Regulation Administrator, for complete applications for regular amendment of the County's Comprehensive Plan in calendar Year 1994, shall be January 31, 1994, June 30, 1994 and December 31, 1994.

Section 2. All resolutions in conflict with this resolution are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 3. This resolution shall become effective upon adoption by the Board of County Commissioners.

DULY ADOPTED in regular session this 3rd day of January, 1994.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk





Mr. Koons presented copies of forms to be used in the filing of amendments, along with instructions for those forms. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the amendment application form, along with any changes that may be made to the form by Mr. Burt and Mr. Rehberg. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board discussed the special exception permit application process. Once the stipulated settlement agreement is approved by DCA, the Board of County Commissioners will no longer be involved in the special exception permit process. The Planning Board will hear those petitions and make the final decision. If denied, the applicant could appeal through the courts. Commissioner Suggs stated that she is opposed to the Planning Board having the final decision on special exception permits and made a motion to submit an amendment to the comprehensive plan, which would allow the Board of County Commissioners to continue to hear those petitions. The motion died for lack of a second.



BUILDING DEPARTMENT



Mr. Rehberg spoke to the Board about drive-way permits and stated that he charged Rosalee Grant $50. The fee for a drive-way permit is $30 and Mr. Rehberg requests the Board authorize a $20 reimbursement to Ms. Grant. The Board unanimously approved this request, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Mr. Rehberg briefed the Board on a request he received from Robert Nielson. Apparently Mr. Nielson entered into an agreement whereby a lot was supposed to be deeded to him. Mr. Nielson wound up with part of a lot, and must have it replatted in order to obtain a building permit. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to authorize Mr. Rehberg to issue a building permit, providing the lot was divided prior to the subdivision ordinance effective date. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Rehberg presented a preliminary plat for M. K. Flowers. Mr. Burt interjected that for the record, he would like the Board to know that he represents Daniel VanStaluder, developer of that subdivision. Mr. Rehberg stated that he needs to know how much of the road should be paved. The Board recommended that the road be paved from the cul de sac to the Dixie Highway. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to pave the road entering into the subdivision, or make the lots more than ten acres each. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board recessed for an EMS meeting at 11:45 a.m. and reconvened briefly afterwards. Mr. Brittin stated that he would like to invite Jim Martin, State 911 Coordinator to the workshop the Board will hold on January 11th at Hart Springs. Mr. Barron stated that in addition to 911, representatives from the Department of Community Affairs will attend to discuss disaster preparedness and the emergency management position.



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to adjourn for lunch. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board reconvened at 1:15 p.m.



SUWANNEE RIVER ECONOMIC COUNCIL



According to Mr. Barron, the Suwannee River Economic Council has requested use of the CSBG grant this year. SREC has used the grant for several years to enhance the weatherization program. This year Tri-County Council for Senior Citizens have also requested the CSBG grant. Mr. Barron asked that someone from SREC to attend today's meeting to explain the level of services provided. Mr. Bob McCray spoke to the Board about those services and distributed a report indicating the services delivered. According to Mr. McCray, the Trenton office is staffed with one full time employee, and the Council depends on the CSBG to provide funds for that position. Some of the programs offered by the SREC are: Weatherization, Farmer's Home, Florida Fix, Summer Youth Employment, and Commodities distribution. The Board thanked Mr. McCray for attending today's meeting and advised they would notify him of their decision.



PUBLIC HEARING: SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR FIRE SERVICES



Mr. Burt presented an agreement between the Board, the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector, for the levy, collection, and enforcement of non-ad valorem assessments, and also an agreement between those parties adopting a resolution to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to accept the agreements. The motion carried unanimously. These agreements are on file with the Clerk's Office.



Mr. Burt presented a resolution, electing to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments. Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the resolution, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield. The resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-04



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ELECTING TO USE THE

UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED IN THE UNINCORPORATED

AREA OF THE COUNTY AND WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF

ALL MUNICIPALITIES; STATING A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY;

PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS RESOLUTION; AND

PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida (the "County") has enacted an ordinance imposing a non-ad valorem special assessment for the cost of providing fire protection services and facilities and is contemplating the continued imposition of special assessments for these essential services; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County intends to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments for the cost of providing fire protection services and facilities to property within the unincorporated area and within the boundaries of all municipalities within the County as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, as amended, because this method will allow such special assessments to be collected annually commencing in November 1994, in the same manner as provided for taxes; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County held a duly advertised public hearing prior to the adoption of this Resolution, proof of publication of such hearing being attached hereto as Exhibit A;

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

1. Commencing with the 1994-1995 Fiscal Year and with the tax statement mailed for such Fiscal Year, the County intends to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for the cost of providing fire protection services and facilities. Such non-ad valorem assessments shall be levied within the unincorporated area of Gilchrist County and within the boundaries of all municipalities within the County. A legal description of such area subject to the assessment is attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated by reference.

2. The County hereby determines that the levy of the assessment is needed to fund the cost of fire protection services and facilities within the unincorporated area and within the boundaries of all municipalities within the County.

3. Upon adoption, the County Clerk is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution by United States mail to the Florida Department of Revenue, the Gilchrist County Tax Collector, and the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser by January 10, 1994.

4. This Resolution shall be effective upon adoption.

DULY ADOPTED this 3rd day of January, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



CROSS ROADS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.- DAVID MARTIN



Mr. David Martin appeared before the Board to inquire as to the status of the Cross Roads Volunteer Department. Mr. Martin stated that they are ready to begin work, and are waiting on the county to recognize Cross Roads as the responding fire department for northeast Gilchrist County. Commissioner Sheffield stated that he still is not satisfied that the Departments (Cross Roads and Spring Ridge) are willing to work together as one department. The Board advised Mr. Martin that they can not justify the expense of locating two volunteer fire departments within 2 miles of each other. The Board encouraged Mr. Martin to work with the volunteers of both departments to become unified.



FAMILY MEDIATION- JUDGE ELZIE SANDERS



Judge Elzie Sanders addressed the Board about the caseloads of the courts regarding divorce/family problems. According to Judge Sanders, the legislature has addressed the problem by providing a tool called mediation. Mediation is a concept by which parties come before a mediator, to try to work out problems before having to go through the courts. Only cases not resolved in mediation would go before a judge. The 8th judicial circuit would contract with each county to provide a mediator, who would first be approved by the Supreme Court. A mediator would be used whenever a modification to a judgement is sought. The charge for this service would be $45 for each petition for modification that's filed. Following discussion among the Board, Mr. Barron, and Mr. Burt, the Board asked Mr. Burt to get with Judge Sanders to draft an ordinance for the Board's consideration.





BID OPENING- LANDFILL MONITORING WELLS



Mr. Doug Smith attended the bid opening to assist the Board in making a decision. These bids are for the installation of new monitoring wells and abandonment of several old wells. Mr. Barron opened the sealed bids and read them aloud:



Alliance Environmental, Inc. @ $18,260.50

Huss Drilling @ $20,877

International Technology Corp. @ $17,863,



Mr. Smith stated that International Technology may have an additional $1150 added to their bid and he would like to call the company and check on some details, as well as verify that they can work in the time frames involved. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to award the bid to International Technology, subject to Mr. Smith's findings upon further review of the bids. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt stated that the agreement with James Horne needs to be changed because of the background well that has to be installed. Mr. Horne does not have a problem with this, however, as long as they are near the supply well.



TRANSPORTATION/SOLID WASTE REPORTS- BUDDY JOYNER



Mr. Joyner stated that the calcium chloride should be here on the 10th and will be spread on the road near the boat plant. According to Mr. Joyner, it will take 10,000 gallons for a half mile. The boat plant, Irvette Marine, is interested in applying for an economic development grant for the paving of that road, however, a governmental entity must make the application. This is the same type of grant that the water bottling plant was awarded. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to apply for an economic development grant through the Department of Commerce, with a county match of $51,000 of in-kind services. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board discussed widening and repaving some county roads with Mr. Joyner. According to Mr. Joyner, asphalt can be purchased from Hipp for $31 per ton and $40 per load for hauling. In addition, they will furnish a paver. He has not checked with Anderson or White but intends to do that. Following discussion, Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to authorize Mr. Burt to draft a resolution to borrow up to $350,000, pledging impact fees for repayment. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt stated that the Solid Waste Task Force met and discussed county wide garbage pick-up and they would like to meet with the Board to further discuss the possibility of delivering this service to county residents. The Board will meet in a workshop to discuss door-to-door collection on January 18th at 5:00 p.m.



Mr. Joyner stated that Maxie Love talked to him about closing a graded road. Mr. Burt advised Mr. Joyner that Mr. Love will need to submit a petition to close the road.



BUILDING DEPARTMENT



The Board discussed the secretarial position in the building department. When Charissa Strickland was hired, the Board agreed to evaluate her position and performance after 6 months. Mr. Rehberg has recommended a raise, and after discussion, Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to raise her salary by $600 per year or 4%, whichever is greater.



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES- JOHN LYNN



Mr. John Lynn spoke to the Board about NACO's deferred compensation plan, section 457. According to Mr. Lynn, this plan is tailored for county governments and does not require a certain number of participants. The program is optional to employees and the minimum amount that can be deducted is $10 per pay period, with the maximum being 25% of the annual salary rate. Mr. Lynn stated that if the Board chose to participate, he would talk to the employees in groups to explain the program. Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to participate, by resolution, in the program. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 94-04A



RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A DEFERRED COMPENSATION

PLAN FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.



WHEREAS, the County has considered the establishment of a Deferred Compensation Plan to be made available to all eligible County employees, elected officials, and independent contractors pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code permitting such Plans; and

WHEREAS, certain tax benefits could accrue to employees, elected officials, and independent contractors participating in said Deferred Compensation Plans; and

WHEREAS, such benefits will act as incentives to County employees to voluntarily set aside and invest portions of their current income to meet their future financial requirements and supplement their County retirement and Social Security (if applicable); and

WHEREAS, by adoption of the NACo Program all regulatory, operational, administrative and fiduciary responsibilities are hereby assumed by NACo on behalf of the County; and

WHEREAS, NACo, as Plan Administrator, agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the County, its appointed and elected officers and participating employees from any loss resulting from NACo or its Agent's failure to perform its duties and services pursuant to the NACo Program;

NOW THEREFORE THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

The Board of County Commissioners hereby adopts the NACo deferred Compensation Program and hereby establishes the County of Gilchrist Deferred Compensation Plan for the voluntary participation of all County employees, elected officials, and independent contractors.

The County Clerk is hereby authorized to execute for the County, individual participation agreements with each said employee requesting same, and to act as the "Administrator" of the Plan representing the County, and to execute such agreements and contracts as are necessary to implement the program. It is implicitly understood that, other than incidental expenses of collecting and disbursing of the employees' deferrals and other minor administrative matters, there is to be no cost to the County for the program.





RESOLVED, this 3rd day of January, 1994.



GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



ALBERT MARTIN- CONSTRUCTION



Mr. Albert Martin reported to the Board that he has checked on the voting precinct at on CR232 and the front eaves need replacing. The door also needs replacing and a metal door costs approximately $120. The Board advised Mr. Martin to replace all precincts doors with metal doors, in addition to repairing the eaves.



Mr. Martin reported that the Senior's Center is safe, however, there are some shingles that need replacing.



The Board discussed compensating Mr. Martin for the use of his tools and agreed to pay him $500, upon a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and approved by a split decision as follows:



Bush- Yes

Sheffield- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Suggs- No



The Board briefly discussed special assessments in regards to abandoned buildings. They will have further discussions on this topic at a workshop scheduled for February 28th.



Commissioner Suggs stated that she has been asked to consider serving as chairman of the Small County Coalition. Last year she was the Board's representative on the Coalition, however, the Board appointed Commissioner Bush to serve on the Coalition beginning Janaury 1st. Commissioner Bush stated that he was interested in serving on the Coalition. Chairman Wilkerson suggested the Board look at committee assignments on the workshop scheduled for the 28th of February.



Mr. Barron reminded the Board that a decision needs to be made about the requests from the Suwannee River Economic Council and the Tri-County Council for Senior Citizens regarding the CSBG grant funds. Following discussion, Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to allow the SREC to act as subgrantee and file an application for the CSBG grant. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution of support follows:



RESOLUTION 94-05



A RESOLUTION BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION

OF A FISCAL YEAR 1994 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK

GRANT ACT APPLICATION TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT

OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND AUTHORIZING THE EXPEND-

ITURE OF FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1994 COMMUNITY

SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ACT PROJECT.



WHEREAS, participation in the Community Services Block Act program is in the best interest of the citizens of Gilchrist County to help improve social services; and

WHEREAS, the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., has prepared an application consistent with the Community Services Block Grant Act, and

WHEREAS, the application reflects the social service needs of Gilchrist County,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners authorizes the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., to submit an application for Fiscal Year 1994 Community Services Block Grant Act funds to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

ADOPTED in regular session this 3rd day of January, 1994.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to recess and reconvene on January 11th at 1:00 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



JANUARY 11TH, 1994



CONTINUATION OF THE JANUARY 3RD REGULAR MEETING



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting January 11th at 1:30 p.m., in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, in the Gilchrist County Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Fred Wilkerson, Chairman

V. C. Cannon

Sue B. Suggs



Others Present: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Sherree Pitzarell and Cheryl Watson, Deputy Clerks, and Buddy Joyner, Transportation Superintendent.



Mr. Joyner spoke to the Board about filling a vacancy within the transportation department. This position has been advertised and applications received. Mr. Joyner recommends hiring Billy Cannon to fill this position, which is a truck driver/road grader position. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon to hire Mr. Cannon, conditioned upon Mr. Cannon obtaining a CDL license within 6 months from today's date. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt stated that the Gilchrist County Recreation Authority has requested a resolution from the Board of County Commissioners supporting their efforts to apply for grant funds. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to adopt a resolution is support of their efforts to secure grant funding. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 94-06



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

TO MAKE GRANT APPLICATION.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Recreational Authority Inc., is a non-profit corporation created under the laws of the State of Florida, and

WHEREAS, the said Gilchrist County Recreational Authority Inc., is attempting to construct a ball park and recreational facility north of Trenton, Florida on Highway 129, and

WHEREAS, the said corporation has applied for a FRDAP Grant wherein eligible applicants are identified as all county governments and other legally constituted local governmental entities of the State with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreation sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the public, and

WHEREAS, under its Comprehensive Plan, Gilchrist County is responsible for the provision of outdoor recreation sites and facilities,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners in and for Gilchrist County, Florida that the said Board of County Commissioners hereby authorizes the Gilchrist County Recreational Authority, Inc., a non-profit corporation, through its officers and agents, to make application for the said FRDAP Grant.

RESOLVED this 11th day of January, 1994.

GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



CLERK'S REPORT CONT.



Mr. Barron presented budget amendments for the Board's consideration. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the following budget amendments: 102-114. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron stated that he has received the application from the Department of Commerce for road paving at Irvette Marine. Mr. Barron expressed his concerns that the county may have to provide more of a match, possibly up to $90,000. He is seeking more information. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to authorize the Chairman to sign the grant application, pending favorable conditions. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron stated that before he determines the amount of money the county needs to borrow to do road improvements, he would like to have the books closed so that he has a good understanding of the county's financial position. He further stated that the amount paid toward the current road construction loan was not as great as previously stated.



Mr. Burt stated that the terms of two members of the Code Enforcement Board have expired, and they are both interested in reappointment. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to reappoint Don Derber and Charles Bell. The motion carried unanimously.











There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK