MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MAY 2, 1994.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on May 2, 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, Carl Rehberg, Building & Zoning Official, Bill Brideson, Civil Defense/Veterans Service Officer, Buddy Joyner, Road & Solid Waste Depts. Supervisor, Keith Rehberg, Solid Waste Dept., Elzie Sanders, Chief Circuit Judge, Jim Cooper, Chief Deputy, George Cole, Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept., Mark Gluckman, IDA, Mark Lawson, Nabors, Nickerson & Giblin, Michael Nadeau, HIPP Construction, Holly Bussard, Lorie Ridenour, and Ken Frey, county residents.



Approval of Minutes



Minutes of the meetings held on January 11th and January 13th were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



Agenda Changes



Mr. Barron advised the Board that a representative from Nabors, Nickerson & Giblin will try to attend today's meeting, however, he is not certain what time they will arrive.



Southern Bell- 911



Ms. Rosemary Norris appeared before the Board to discuss the county's interest in the 911 system. The county has an offer from Positron, which expires on May 15, 1994. After that date, the price for the 911 equipment offered by Positron will increase considerably. The Board advised Ms. Norris that they are interested in the 911 system and offering it as a service to the county residents, however, they do not have certain information concerning the tax roll to make a decision prior to the 15th of May. The Board requested Ms. Norris' assistance in obtaining an extension from Prositron. Ms. Norris stated that she would make some phone calls today, and get back to the Board later this evening.



Attorney's Report



Mr. Burt discussed with the Board a request he has received from the Trenton Medical Center. Currently, the TMC provides health care to the inmates at the county jail and serves as the county's point of service for workers compensation injuries. These services could be expanded, if the county desires, to include a position, totally funded by the TMC, which would serve as a liaison between the county and HRS, the Health Department, employee health insurance, and rural health issues. The Medical Center is recommending Gary Rexroat to serve in this capacity, asking that the county include Mr. Rexroat in it's retirement system, establishing a health liaison position. The TMC is willing to pay the cost of his salary, as well as the cost of the retirement benefit. Following discussion, Commissioner Bush made a motion to establish a health liaison position, providing the Medical Center fund the cost of the position, along with the cost of all benefits. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Burt reported that he has researched the laws as they pertain to county maintained roads and private cattle gaps. According to the law, the owner is responsible for animals on the road and the maintenance of cattle gaps. If the gap is not maintained, it needs to be removed. It is his understanding that it has been repaired and he recommends graders lift their blades to avoid damaging the cattle gap.



Public Hearing- Vacant Commercial Property Exemption From Special Assessments:



Mr. Burt presented an ordinance for the Board's consideration, providing for an exemption from special assessment for vacant commercial properties. Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the ordinance, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.

ORDINANCE 94-04



AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING AN EXEMPTION FOR VACANT COMMERCIAL

PROPERTY FROM THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR SOLID WASTE

DISPOSAL AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR

SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EMERGENCY; AND PROVIDING

AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has considered the appropriateness of exempting certain properties from the special assessments for landfill and solid waste disposal as well as emergency medical services as set forth in the ordinances establishing those county-wide special assessments;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED as follows that the Gilchrist County Ordinances establishing the Solid Waste Special Assessment and the Emergency Medical Services Special Assessment be and are hereby amended to provide the following additional exemption:

Section 1:

Exemption D

Vacant Commercial Structures

Those commercial buildings and structures which remain vacant, unoccupied and unused for the entire year, commencing January 1 through December 31, may be exempt, by application, from the special assessment for emergency medical services and special assessment for solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services. The application for exemption must be submitted with appropriate proof that said commercial structure was vacant, not occupied, or otherwise used during the full year. The exemption must be applied for annually.

Section 2.

Any person applying for an exemption from the special assessments, must present his/her application to the Special Assessment Administrator for Gilchrist County, Florida, in writing on or before forty-five (45) days after the mailing of the special assessment or non advalorem assessment bills, exempt for this exemption for vacant commercial structures for the year 1993. For the year 1993, the applications for an exemption for vacant commercial properties must be submitted within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this ordinance. The Special Assessment Administrator shall render a decision as to the granting of the exemption.

Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Special Assessment Administrator may petition for reconsideration with the Board of County Commissioners by written petition for reconsideration with the Special Assessment Administrator or before thirty (30) days after the rendering of the decision by the Special Assessment Administrator. The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners shall sit as an adjustment board and shall make such determinations as it deems just and appropriate.

All petitions or requests for reconsideration shall be heard and disposed of by the Board after due notice to the petitioners and within seventy-five (75) days after the filing of said petition for reconsideration.

Section 3.

Severability. It is declared to be the intent of the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, that if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held invalid or unconstitutional in any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion thereof.

Section 4.

Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect in accordance with law.

PASSED unanimously in regular session this 2nd day of May, 1994.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Public Hearing- Regulation of County Parks:



Mr. Burt presented an ordinance for the Board's consideration, which would establish rules and regulations for the county's parks and boat landings. Following discussion, the Board unanimously adopted the ordinance, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



ORDINANCE 94-05



AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS AT COUNTY

PARKS AND BOAT LANDINGS; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION

THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE

DATE.

WHEREAS, it has been determined by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, for the public health and safety of residents of Gilchrist County, that the County parks and boat landings be subject to rules and regulations; and

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

Section 1: The following rules and regulations are hereby established to be enforced at all County parks and boat landings within Gilchrist County, Florida:

1. Swim at your own risk. No life guard shall be on duty.

2. Possession and/or use of any alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.

3. No overnight camping shall be permitted at any park or boat landing within the County, except at Hart Springs Park.

4. All County parks and boat landings shall be open from one-half hour before sunrise to 10:00 p.m., except as may be otherwise provided at Hart Springs Park.

5. No diving shall be permitted from any bridge.

Section 2: Any person or persons, violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) and/or imprisonment in the County jail not to exceed sixty (60) days. Each day a violation of this Ordinance occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 3: Should any sentence, clause, part or provision of this Ordinance be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof other than the part declared to be invalid.

Section 4: This Ordinance shall take effect as provided by law.

DATED this 2nd day of May, 1994.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt stated that the procedure for a hearing on the standard building codes, requires two public hearings which must be notice two times. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to authorize Mr. Burt to set a public hearing for June 9th, at 10:45 a.m. The motion carried unanimously.



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to change the regular June meeting to June 9, 1994. The motion carried unanimously.



Public Hearing- Family Mediation Program:



Chief Judge Elzie Sanders, Eigth Judicial Circuit, spoke to the Board about the family mediation program. According to Judge Sanders, the legislature recently approved a funding mechanism to implement a program for families involved with the court system. Chief judges have been authorized to oversee the programs. Whenever a person files a petition for modification to a divorce and/or custody decree, both parties would be required to go before a mediator to try to solve their problems prior to going to court. If the problem could not be resolved with the mediator, it would then be heard in court before a judge. Legislation provides for a fee to fund the program, to be collected by the Clerk of Circuit Court. Legislation also provides that attorneys, social workers and psychologists can qualify to act as mediators. There followed discussion with the judge and Mr. Barron regarding fee collection and the potential impact this program could have on the operations of the Clerk's office. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to table further discussion of this topic until the June 9th meeting at 11:00 a.m., in order to allow time for Judge Sanders and Mr. Barron to meet to work out the details of collection. The motion carried unanimously.



Building Department Report:



Mr. Rehberg submitted his report for the month of April, indicating a total of 61 permits issued. Of that total, 19 permits were for mobile homes, and 8 were issued for new residential construction. Mr. Rehberg stated that he needs clarification from the Board regarding the length of time a person has to make a replacement (i.e. replacing a mobile home with another mobile home or house). Mr. Burt stated the Board could establish their own policy. The permit issued will become invalid after one year from the date of issuance. Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to authorize Mr. Rehberg to verify proof of replacement by checking the property rolls, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



The recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m., and reconvened at 1:12 p.m.



Civil Defense/Veterans Service Report:



Mr. Brideson spoke to the Board about an upcoming conference related to disaster preparedness that he would like to attend. Mr. Brideson added that this conference may also be helpful to the new emergency management coordinator position, and with the Board's permission, he will register two people, should the Board hire someone prior to the conference. If not, he can cancel one reservation. The Board agreed with Mr. Brideson's suggestion.



Mr. Brideson reported that he would like to purchase a pager with a greater range than the one he is currently using. The Board advised him to make the purchase.



Industrial Development Authority:



Mr. Mark Gluckman, IDA, spoke to the Board about the "Gilchrist Greenways" project. He stated that he will be submitting an application to the Department of Transportation for ISTEA funding, and is seeking the Board's support of the project today. After completing the application, he will return to ask the Board's approval of the application for ISTEA funding. Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon to support the "Gilchrist Greenways" project. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield to table approval of the ISTEA application until next weeks meeting. The motion carried unanimously.



Solid Waste & Road Departments:



Mr. Joyner discussed the need for the purchase of a skid steer loader with the Board. According to Mr. Joyner a new one would cost approximately $17,000, however, the cost of a used loader will be approximately $8000-$10,000. The Board took no action.



Mr. Joyner discussed the possibility of the county establishing collection sites throughout the county for solid waste, as opposed to the current collection method with the recycling trucks. There followed discussion regarding the current method and the possibility of having those recycling trucks there at different times so that those people working out of town would have the opportunity to recycle. The Board instructed Mr. Joyner to extend the hours for the mobile recycling units until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and placing the trucks at the collection sites on Saturdays as well.



Chairman Wilkerson stated that he and Mr. Joyner met with a gentleman who markets a product that will supposedly cut down on the dust produced on graded roads. The product is derived from a tree in the form of a liquid substance. The company is willing to apply the product on one mile of graded road at no expense to the county. According to Mr. Joyner, the product is less expensive than calcium chloride. The Board suggested that the product be used on the road south of the library and a section of the road north of Gilchrist Building Supply.



Bids for resurfacing county roads 337, 344, and 341 were opened by Mr. Barron and read aloud as follows:



V. E. Whitehurst & Sons $282,597.00

Anderson Columbia Co. $306,613.95

John Hipp Construction Co. $269,601.00

White Construction Co. $288,858.30



Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to award the bid to Hipp Construction for $269,601.00, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.



Southern Bell- 911:



Ms. Norris, Southern Bell representative, returned to the Board meeting to update the Board on the purchase of 911 equipment. According to Ms. Norris, Positron (the vendor of the 911 equipment) can not extend the special price deadline of May 15th, however, Southern Bell is willing to purchase the equipment and offer it to the county at the same discounted price offered by Positron, providing the county is interested in the enhanced 911 system. Should the county decide not to implement enhanced 911, there would be no obligation on the county's part to purchase the equipment. The difference in the discounted price as opposed to the full price is approximately $34,928. The Board advised Ms. Norris that they are indeed interested in implementing enhanced 911 service, however, they would like to hold a public hearing prior to making a commitment. Following discussion, the Board set the date for a public hearing for May 10, 1994, at 8:00 p.m.



Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department:



Mr. George Cole appeared before the Board to request the government rate for his mobile phone since he uses it in his capacity with the fire department. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to authorize the government rate for one mobile phone for each fire department. The motion carried unanimously.



Attorney's Report (cont.):



Mr. Burt reported that the Department of Environmental Protection has new regulations for no wake zones in the rivers, in which the county's ordinances must conform. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Mr. Burt to revise the county's ordinances related to no wake zones to conform to DEP's regulations. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and approved by split vote as follows:



Suggs- Yes

Bush- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Sheffield- No



Mr. Burt advised the Board that he has received a lease agreement for the inspection station at Fanning Springs for a period of 5 years.



Library Construction Project:



Mr. Martin presented the plans drawn by the architect for the Board's consideration. As drawn, the construction cost will be approximately $80,671.48. The Board unanimously approved the plans, following a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Suggs.



Harvey Budd- WNFQ:



Mr. Budd appeared before the Board in response to complaints received by Commissioner Sheffield, from residents in his district. Commissioner Sheffield stated that some residents living near the radio station have complained about their television reception, and believe they are receiving interference from the radio station. Mr. Budd stated that he has investigated the complaints and has learned that the phone company puts out a signal which he feels may be the problem. Mr. Budd stated that the residents he spoke to indicated that their television reception fades in and out. He has learned that the phone company is sending out some type of signal and he believes that they are the source of the problem. The radio station is offering residents a device called a "trap", which may help alleviate the problem, and asks that anyone experiencing reception interference be referred to him. The Board thanked Mr. Budd for responding to their concerns.



Ken Frey- Library:



Mr. Ken Frey appeared before the Board and distributed a report he compiled regarding the Suwannee River Regional Library, which is the host organization for several libraries, including the Gilchrist County Library. According to Mr. Frey, most funds received by the SRRL are spent on the SRRL, and all property purchased for the various libraries are property of the SRRL. In addition, all funds are co-mingled between the SRRL and Suwannee County. Mr. Frey urged the Board to read his report and consider his findings.



Public Hearing- Courthouse Security:



Chairman Wilkerson spoke to those present, stating that the Board elected to hold a public hearing regarding courthouse security, for the purpose of receiving input from the public. The security position was moved from the front of the courtroom entrance doors, to the main south entrance door of the courthouse. In doing so, it has been proposed that the south door will be the only door open for public entrance.



Sheriff Floyd addressed those present, stating that it is his responsibility to provide security to the courtroom, however, it is the Board's responsibility to determine the level of security for the remainder of the courthouse.



Chief Judge of the Eight Judicial Circuit, Elzie Sanders, stated that on a personal level, he does not like security in public buildings, however, today's society is a violent society, and security has proved to be necessary. It is Judge Sanders opinion that the entire building should be secured, using one entrance and the metal detector already in place.



Mr. Min Ayers, owner and editor of the Gilchrist County Journal, spoke to the Board, voicing his opposition to the possibility of locking the west entrance door, as well as his opposition to subjecting each person entering the courthouse to a security check. It is his opinion that persons working in the courthouse are at no greater risk than a private business owner, such as himself.



Mr. Roy Langford and Mr. Cleve Wilkerson both spoke in favor of securing the courtroom, however they are both opposed to closing the west door and requiring all people entering the building to a security check.



Commissioners Sheffield and Bush stated that most of the comments they have received from the public has been in support of securing the courtroom on court days only.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to form a committee to study the various options available to the Board, with the committee consisting of Judge Sanders, Judge Philman, Sheriff Floyd, Susan Bryant, W. W. Welch, D. Ray Harrison, and Jackie R. Barron, along with two private citizens. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



Chairman Wilkerson appointed Roy Langford and Herbert Brown, Jr. to serve a the citizen representatives.



Mr. Welch, Tax Collector, stated that security is not an issue for his office, and he would like the record to reflect that he has not approached the Board regarding security.



Mr. Barron stated that his staff should be afforded the same security as the judge and other court personnel, especially since his office is charged with issuing domestic injunctions, and many times both parties show up in his office, which could be potentially dangerous for the petitioner as well as his staff.



Enhanced 911:



Mr. Brittin spoke to the Board regarding the enhanced 911 system. The county will need to hire 6 additional dispatch positions in order to staff the enhanced 911 system. The total cost of each position with fringes included will be approximately $22,500 each, for a total of $135,000. The contract maintenance on equipment will be approximately $3000 per year.



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Barron stated that he has received quotes for carpet cleaning. Stanley Steamer's quote of $585 was the lowest, and unanimously approved by the Board, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



Mr. Barron advised the Board that another quote for replacing the air conditioner at the county jail was received prior to the deadline, from Akin's Heating & Air. The Board had received two quotes previously, which Mr. Martin agreed to examine and evaluate. Since that time it has been learned that Akin's quote was received timely and his is lower than the other two quotes. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to accept Akin's quote of $6900. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron stated that a special assessment lien has been placed on a parcel of property owned by George Griffith. Mr. Griffith requests these liens be satisfied by the Board since there are no improvements on the property. Deputy Tax Collector, Edgar Langford, confirmed that the parcel is planted in pines and should not be assessed. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to satisfy the lien. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron informed the Board that a parcel of property owned by Ronald J. Polk was assessed in 1992. Mr. Polk claims that there is not a livable structure on the property and this was verified by Deputy Tax Collector, Edgar Langford. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to satisfy the lien. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron stated that he has received a request from Robert and Shirley Luke for the Board to satisfy a lien on a parcel of property they own. Deputy Tax Collector, Edgar Langford, inspected the property and determined that the mobile home is not suitable for living since it is partially burned. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to satisfy the lien. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron advised the Board that according to correspondence received from the District III HRS office, Commissioner Sheffield's appointment to the Nominations Qualifications Review Committee expires June 30th. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to reappoint Commissioner Sheffield to the committee. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



A letter has been received from Mental Health Services, Inc. of North Central Florida, requesting the Board to reappoint Carol Hyde as the county's representative. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to reappoint Ms. Hyde. The motion carried unanimously.



A letter of resignation has been received from Zoning Board member Mark Bishop. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to accept the resignation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council is seeking nominations for citizen participants on the Regional Planning Council. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to nominate Emory Philman. The motion carried unanimously.



Bills were presented to the Board for consideration. After review, a motion to approve the bills was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.



Budget transfers numbered 9330-9340 were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



SHIP:



Mr. Barron presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, to amend the maximum purchase cost of housing in Gilchrist County from $55,000 to $65,000. The Citizens Advisory Committee recommends this change because it is difficult to purchase property, place a well and septic tank and construct a home for $55,000, especially in areas requiring 5 acres or more. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to amend the maximum purchase price to $65,000. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-13



A RESOLUTION OF GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-

MISSIONERS ESTABLISHING AN ESTIMATED AVERAGE COST PER

UNIT FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSING, MAXIMUM COST PER HOUSING

UNIT AND ADOPTING THE LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN AS

REQUIRED BY THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP

(SHIP) PROGRAM.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners (County) has determined that the citizens of Gilchrist County would significantly benefit from participation in the state funded State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program; and

WHEREAS, the County recognizes the requirements of the program established in Section 420.907 - 420.9079, Florida Statutes and Rule 91-37, Florida Administrative Code, which included the requirement of establishing an estimated average cost per unit for eligible housing, maximum cost per housing unit and adopting the Local Housing Assistance Plan as required by the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program,



NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that:



1. The Local Housing Assistance Plan dated May 3, 1993, as modified May 17, 1993, and May 2, 1994 is hereby adopted.



2. The projected average cost of purchasing a new affordable housing unit shall be $55,000 $65,000.



3. The projected average cost of purchasing a housing unit in need of rehabilitation shall be $35,000 $45,000, with a final cost after rehabilitation at $50,000 $65,000.



4. The maximum allowable cost for new and rehabilitated housing units assisted fully or partially with SHIP funds must be no more than $55,000 $65,000.



This Resolution shall become effective upon signature, and shall continue in effect indefinitely.



DONE and RESOLVED this 2nd day of May, 1994.



ATTEST: APPROVED:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



Mr. Barron advised the Board that the SHIP plan itself has been revised by the Citizen's Advisory Committee, making the following changes:



1. Several places in the plan had inconsistent language in regards to the number of years a loan can be deferred.



2. Some percentages were changed (i.e. "up to 25%"), rather than stating 25% of funds will be used for rental, etc.



3. Emergency repairs has been identified more strongly than previously stated.



Mr. Barron requests the Board adopt, by resolution the changes to the SHIP plan. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon to adopt the amended plan. The motion carried unanimously. A copy of the amended plan is on file in the Clerk's office and the resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-14



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has adopted the Gilchrist County Local Housing Assistance Plan for the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program; and

WHEREAS, the SHIP Plan, as amended, has been reviewed by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; and



WHEREAS, the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has recommended amendments to the Local Housing Assistance Plan for the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program, with the Plan being attached hereto;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that the SHIP Plan, as attached hereto, be, and is hereby adopted as the Gilchrist County Local Housing Assistance Plan of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP).



This Resolution shall become effective upon adoption.



DONE and RESOLVED this 2nd day of May, 1994.



ATTEST: APPROVED:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk /s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



Mr. Barron presented the following applications for SHIP funding for the Board's consideration:

SHIP $ Total Type

Applicant Income Requested Cost Constr.



E. Sheppard very low $1093.19 1093.19 Emergency



W. Mathis low $17,500 56,400 new



A. Pipkins moderate $10,000 10,000 purchase



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the above three SHIP loans. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron reminded the Board that a Small County Revenue Alternatives workshop is scheduled for May 13th in Lake City.



Mr. Burt stated that he attended a 2 day seminar on local government and requests the Board split the cost with Dixie County. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to pay half of Mr. Burt's expenses. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt stated that Stanley Akins damaged his tire on the cattle gap on Bryant Road. He advised Mr. Akins to file a claim with the county's insurance carrier.



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



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON,

CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK