MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MAY 16, 1994



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in an Emergency meeting on May 16, 1994, 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, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, and Albert Martin, Construction Supervisor.



Mr. Barron reported that the Department of Corrections recently inspected the county jail and noted the deficiencies regarding the water pressure. Apparently, the pressure is so low that commodes must be flushed by using buckets of water. The city is willing to extend a 6" line to the jail if the county will give permission to cut highway 339, purchase the pipe, hydrants, etc. The cost to extend the 6" line to the south side of the service road will be approximately $10,015. This does not include the cost of purchasing and installing lines on the county's property. Once the line is installed, the county will need to install separate water meters for the jail and new administration building. A 6" meter costs approximately $2500, and a 2" meter costs approximately $500. The above quoted price includes the installation of a fire hydrant at the intersection of the service road and county road 339. The city is willing to furnish the labor to extend the line. Mr. Barron estimates the total cost to correct the water pressure problem to be approximately $25,000. Mr. Barron stated that Levy County has a booster pump which may solve the pressure problem. Commissioner Suggs reported Levy County is looking for an ambulance box to put on a chassis, and may be willing to trade their booster pump for an ambulance box. She stated that she would contact Levy County about a possible trade and report back to the Board.



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 5:50 p.m. was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK