MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD AUGUST 1, 1994.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on August 1, 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, Gary Reeser, Cadastralist, Carl Rehberg, Building & Zoning Official, Buddy Joyner, Transportation & Solid Waste Superintendent, Albert Martin, Construction Supervisor, Sable Bolling, County Public Health Administrator, Butch & Connie Conley, HAL Industries, Nate Delisy, Boone Waste, Marvin Weaver, County Extension Agent, W. O. Clifton, Mayor of Trenton, Jim Cooper and Rusty Yelvington, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department, Martin Cosgrove, Joe Blanchard, Brian Lewis, Marcia Hufford, and Wayne Gravely, American Legion, Dick Edwards, CDBG Consultant, Sara Collis, and Barbara Wiley, county residents.



Approval of Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held April 4, 1994, were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Suggs.



Attorney's Report



Mr. Burt spoke to the Board about a deed recorded on 14 feet of property to the county from Frances Dollar. This was done by Doug McKoy to clarify the records. The Board stated they were not familiar with the property in question. Mr. Burt stated that he would speak to Mr. Joyner later in the day.



Mr. Burt stated that Bill Brideson, Civil Defense Director, spoke to him about the need to establish emergency preparedness plans. In addition, an ordinance is needed to establish who should act when an emergency occurs. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to authorize Mr. Burt to advertise the ordinance, as well as approve the plan itself by resolution. The motion carried unanimously and the resolution follows:



RESOLUTION 94-23



WHEREAS, Florida Statutes 1981, Chapter 252, (State Disaster Preparedness Act of 1974), establishes a Florida Division of Disaster Preparedness and prescribes the powers and responsibilities thereof, and



WHEREAS, Section 252.38 of said act authorizes and directs each County of this State, through its Board of County Commissioners, to establish a County organization for Disaster Preparedness and prescribes the powers and responsibilities thereof;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Gilchrist County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, through its Board of County Commissioners, in regular session assembled this date, does hereby establish an office of County government to be known as Gilchrist County Office of Disaster Preparedness to act in accordance with and in support of the State Emergency Operations Plan and program.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Office shall exist and be responsible for providing effective and orderly government control and coordination of emergency operations in disasters resulting from enemy attack, threat of enemy attach, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from natural or accidental causes as provided in Chapter 252.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Office shall be headed by a Director to be appointed by this Board who shall be responsible for the organization, administration, and direction of the organization subject only to the direction and control of this Board and the State as provided in said statutes.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all of the departments, agencies, and services of County government, including their employees, property, equipment, and other resources which are administered by this Board, shall be assigned and made available to said Office of Disaster Preparedness as required to effectuate the purposes of this department pursuant to statute.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall supersede and replace that resolution approved by the Board of County Commissioners on March 6, 1967.



DONE AND ORDERED in regular session this 1st day of August.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt advised the Board that he has prepared a resolution which calls for a referendum regarding property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansion of existing businesses. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt the resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 94-24



THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY,

FLORIDA CALLING FOR A REFERENDUM REGARDING PROPERTY

TAX EXEMPTIONS TO NEW BUSINESSES AND EXPANSIONS OF

EXISTING BUSINESSES.



WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3, Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Florida and Section 196.1995, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County may call for a referendum regarding authorization to grant property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County deem it in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare of Gilchrist County that such a referendum be presented to the citizens of the county; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County deem that the economic interest of the county will be directly related to the authority of the Board of County Commissioners in being able to grant such exemptions;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that a referendum be called within its total jurisdiction to determine whether the Board of County Commissioners may grant economic development, ad valorem tax exemptions under Section 3, Article VII of the State Constitution; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the ballot questions for such referendum shall be in substantially the following form:



Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County be authorized to grant, pursuant to Section 3, Article VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses?



_______ Yes- For authority to grant exemptions



_______ No- Against authority to grant exemptions



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Gilchrist County Commissioners that said ballot question as above presented be coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections of Gilchrist County, Florida with said election being held November 8, 1994 after notice as required by Chapter 100, Florida Statutes.



RESOLVED this 1st day of August, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt reported that the restaurant formerly in operation at Gilchrist Farms would like to reopen, selling beer and wine, in addition to food. Since the restaurant was not in operation for the last 12 months, they will need a zoning change and will go before the Zoning Board.



Mr. Burt presented the agreement for the Chairman's signature, between the county and the Trenton Medical Center, for a health liaison position.



Mr. Burt announced that August 27th will be the next Hazardous Waste Collection Day.



Mr. Burt stated that a letter from the City of Trenton has been received this date regarding special assessments for EMS and Solid Waste. The city is asking for the amount of revenues and expenditures for the current fiscal year, for both funds. Mr. Barron stated that if the city wants this information for their meeting tonight, he will be glad to provide them with what he can, however, the notice is not sufficient to do an in depth report.



Public Hearing: Renaming County Roads



The Board unanimously agreed to change the numbers of some county roads, by resolution, upon a motion from Commissioner Cannon, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.



RESOLUTION 94-25



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, RENAMING ROADS.



WHEREAS, confusion has developed concerning the naming and numbering of two particular roads in Gilchrist County, Florida; and



WHEREAS, the road now known as County Road 340, runs from East-West County Road 340 (Rock Bluff Road) South to the County Road now known as County Road 342, which runs from the junction of County Road 340 and County Road 341 (road to Bell, Florida); and



WHEREAS, the above described road would be more appropriately named County Road 341; and



WHEREAS, the road now known as County Road 341 running form the junction of County Road 340, as above described, and County Road 341 commencing at the East line of Section 4, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, and running easterly to U. S. Highway 129 in Bell, Florida, would more appropriately named County Road 342; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, deem it in the best public interest that the said roadways be renamed.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:



1. The road now known as County Road 340, which runs from the East-West County Road 340 (Rock Bluff Road), South to the County Road now known as County Road 341, which runs from the junction of County Road 340 and County Road 341 (Road to Bell, Florida), shall henceforth be known as County Road 341.



2. The road now known as County Road 341 running form the junction of County Road 340, changed by this Resolution to County Road 341, commencing at the East line of Section 4, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida, and running Easterly to U. S. Highway 129 in Bell, Florida, is hereby renamed to County Road 342.



RESOLVED in regular session of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, this 1st day of August, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Harrison spoke to the Board regarding the roads within the city limits of Bell. Some county roads will be joining Bell's roads. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to use the county's road numbers, specifically N.W. 20th Street, N. W. 15th Street, and N. W. 10th Street, where they join or connect to streets established in the Town of Bell. The motion carried unanimously.



Request for Proposals: Engineering Services



Proposals for engineering services were submitted by the following: Mills Engineering, AIM Engineering & Surveying, Henigar & Ray, Inc., and Hartman & Associates, Inc. Mr. Burt stated that the proper procedure would be to rank each proposal and begin negotiations with the company ranked number one. If an agreement can not be reached, the county would then consider the proposal ranked number two, and so forth. Mr. Burt suggested a committee be established to rank and negotiate. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to appoint a committee consisting of the following: Jackie Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Buddy Joyner, Transportation & Solid Waste Supervisor, Carl Rehberg, Building & Zoning Official, and Chairman Wilkerson. The motion carried unanimously.



Request for Proposals: Transfer Station Lease



HAL Industries was the only company to submit a proposal for the lease of the Solid Waste Transfer Station. Mr. Burt stated that he has not heard from the Department of Environmental Protection whether or not the Transfer Station may be leased by the county. He suggested the Board delay making a decision until he hears from DEP.



Request for Proposals: Maintenance of County Properties



The Board received the following proposals for mowing, garbage pick-up, and restroom cleaning of county properties:



Gainey Landscape Service $9920

Nell Sullivan $28,000

Raymond Jordan $24,560

Thomas Parrish $22,360

CJ's Landscaping $17,440



The Board unanimously agreed to award the bid to Gainey Landscape Service at the rate of $9920, upon a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Suggs.



The Board asked Mr. Barron if he had spoken to Alan Lott about mowing around the administration and county extension buildings. Mr. Barron replied that Mr. Lott stated he would include those areas in his mowing for an additional $55 per month. The Board agreed to accept Mr. Lott's offer.



Public Hearing: Zoning Board Members Reimbursement



Mr. Burt presented an ordinance which would increase the reimbursement rate for Zoning Board members. The Board agreed to raise the rates in March, however, the ordinance had not been advertised at that time. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt the ordinance increasing the Zoning Board members reimbursement from $20 per meeting to $50 per meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner and unanimously approved.



ORDINANCE 94-07



AN ORDINANCE INCREASING REIMBURSEMENT TO MEMBERS

OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY ZONING BOARD AND BOARD

OF ADJUSTMENT; ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, in order to more effectively serve the citizens of the county, have determined that reimbursement for the Gilchrist County Zoning Board and the Gilchrist County Board of Adjustment should be increased from $20.00 per member per each meeting attended, to $50.00 per member per each meeting attended.



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



1. Reimbursement to the Gilchrist County Zoning Board and Gilchrist County Board of Adjustment is hereby established at the rate not to exceed $50.00 per member per each meeting attended.



2. Joint meetings or meetings held the same day for the board of Adjustment and the Zoning Board shall be considered as (1) one meeting.



3. The reimbursement shall take effect as of the 1st day of April, 1994. This ordinance shall take effect in accordance with the law.



ORDAINED in regular session on this 1st day of August, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Canvassing Board



Chairman Wilkerson appointed Commissioner Bush to serve on the Canvassing Board for the upcoming elections.



Barbara Wiley



Ms. Barbara Wiley spoke to the Board regarding her mobile home. Ms. Wiley purchased the mobile home and property approximately 18 months ago, and the building inspector advised her that a mobile home should not be on the property because no permits were ever issued for a mobile home. The electrical wiring in the mobile home is questionable, and Mr. Rehberg indicated to her that the mobile home should be condemned. Ms. Wiley had contacted Commissioner Bush, and he recommended the SHIP program. Ms. Wiley later learned that mobile homes were not eligible for SHIP funding, and she contacted her sister, who has a home in Trenton for sale. Her sister agreed to offer her the home for $22,500, which is the amount of SHIP funding available for her income. Mr. Barron advised Ms. Wiley that the home must be brought up to code, and since it is an older home, there is a possibility that the repairs needed would exceed the $22,500. Mr. Barron suggested she negotiate with her sister for the repairs.



The Board recessed at 11:30 for an EMS meeting, followed by lunch. The Board reconvened at 1:35 p.m.



Clerk's Report



Mr. Barron stated that he has received a bill from HIPP Construction, and he is sending it back to HIPP with instructions to submit all bills to the engineer, who will forward them to the county after he approves the work.



Commissioner Bush made a motion to approve the bills presented. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9376 for the Board's consideration, to increase the Law Enforcement Trust Fund budget by $47,962. Commissioner Bush made a motion to approve journal entry 9376 by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 94-26



A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST

FUND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993-94.



WHEREAS, Chapter 129, Florida Statutes, sets forth the requirements for adoption of the annual county budget; and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County did lawfully and appropriately adopt an annual budget for the Gilchrist County Law Enforcement Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1993-94; and



WHEREAS, Chapter 129.06, Florida Statutes authorized amendments of the budget by resolution to lawfully expend unanticipated revenues; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County are in receipt of $47,962 of unanticipated revenues for the Law Enforcement Trust Fund;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that the Law Enforcement Trust Fund is hereby amended in an increased amount of $47,962.



RESOLVED this 1st day of August, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron presented journal entries numbered 9367-9395, for the Board's consideration. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve those journal entries. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron advised the Board that the tentative millage certification needs to be approved and given to Mr. Harrison, Property Appraiser, so that he can prepare the TRIM notices. Once approved, the millage can not be increased. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to certify general fund at 10 (ten) mills and no millage for MSTU (fire services), establishing the tentative budget hearing for September 12, 1994, at 7:00 p.m. The motion carried by split vote as follows:



Sheffield- Yes

Bush- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Suggs- No



Chairman Wilkerson appointed himself, along with Commissioners Sheffield and Bush to serve on the Value Adjustment Board, setting the meeting for October 10, 1994, at 9:00 a.m.



Mr. Barron discussed the state aid grant funds for libraries, and the need to make a decision on whether or not the county is going to form its own region with Dixie and Lafayette counties. It is Mr. Barron's opinion that the county needs to move quickly in order to begin the process involved in forming its own region, which includes hiring an interim library director and executing interlocal agreements. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to apply for state aid funding, and move forward with the 3 county regional library system, effective October 1, 1994. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron advised the Board that he has received a maintenance agreement from DOT for the flashing light in Bell. The Board suggested this agreement be forwarded to the Town of Bell.



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about a request he has received from Doyle Thomas regarding special assessments. A lien has been placed on parcel no. 15-10-14-0000-0003-0000, which is Mr. Thomas' property. However, Mr. Thomas indicated in his letter that there is a gentleman living on the property in a mobile home, with a life estate on the parcel. Since the other person has a life estate, owns the mobile home, and actually lives on the property, it is Mr. Thomas' opinion that he should not be billed for the assessment. He further indicated that the gentleman is willing to pay the assessment if he can do so in installments. The total cost is $189.54. Mr. Barron questions how the Board can deal with life estates on a year to year basis. Ms. Latner is researching information on this parcel.



Mr. Barron presented interlocal agreements for solid waste recycling between the county and the Town of Bell and Fanning Springs. He does not have an agreement for the city of Trenton, however, he expects one to be forthcoming. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the interlocal agreements with the three municipalities. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron presented an agreement between the county and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council for the small quantity hazardous waste generator assessments. The Council is asking for $4750 to complete the assessment, which is a requirement by the state. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to contract with the Planning Council for the sum of $4750. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron reported that the Department of Transportation has notified the county that the application for ISTEA funding for the "Gilchrist Greenways" project has been approved. DOT has requested the county to prioritize their projects, by resolution. Even though "Gilchrist Greenways" is the only project submitted by the county, a resolution is required. DOT has earmarked $175,000 for the project. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to rank the "Gilchrist Greenways" project as the number one project submitted by the county. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 94-27



A RESOLUTION RANKING GILCHRIST COUNTY'S TRANS-

PORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners are aware of the application made by the Gilchrist County Park Board for ISTEA funding for the "Gilchrist Greenways" project; and



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to support the project sponsored by the Gilchrist County Park Board; and



WHEREAS, the "Gilchrist Greenways" project is the only project within Gilchrist County for which ISTEA funds have been applied;



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners have by unanimous vote ranked the "Gilchrist Greenway" project as its number one project for Gilchrist County.



RESOLVED this 1st day of August, 1994.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron presented a grant agreement from the Department of Community Affairs for the Board's consideration. This grant is for the sum of $825, for radiological disaster preparedness. The Board unanimously agreed to accept the grant, upon a motion from Commissioner Cannon, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



Mr. Barron submitted interlocal agreements between the county and Lancaster Correctional Institute, for the use of inmate labor. The Board unanimously approved the agreements, one for general labor, and one for solid waste labor, upon a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about a request he received from Scott Armey, Denton County Commissioner, Texas. Mr. Armey is heading a national grassroots movement to reinstate prayer in public schools. Mr. Armey requests the Board consideration of adopting a resolution supporting the movement. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to support by resolution the reinstatement of prayer in public schools. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 94-28



A RESOLUTION URGING THAT PRAYER BE RETURNED TO

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.



WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States Article (1) states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...", and



WHEREAS, our nation was founded upon by many different religious beliefs and ideals of settlers from other countries; and

WHEREAS, the framers of our Constitution sought to protect everyone from one mandated state religion; and



WHEREAS, our nation was founded on the freedom of religion and was not founded on the freedom from religion; and



WHEREAS, through time, court decisions and certain interest groups have contributed to the deterioration of those religious beliefs and ideals to the extent that prayer has been banned from the public school system; and



WHEREAS, this Commission strongly believes that reinstitution of prayer in the public schools will move this nation toward those religious ideals and beliefs upon which this nation as founded; and



WHEREAS, this Commission urges all cities and counties across the United States to join in an effort to reinstate prayer in the public schools by passing similar resolutions and uniting in a "grass roots" movement for that purpose;



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, Trenton, Florida, strongly urges that prayer be returned to the public school systems of this nation and invites all cities and counties across this State to join in an effort to reinstate prayer in the public schools by passing similar resolutions and uniting in a grass roots movement for that purpose.



RESOLVED IN REGULAR SESSION, this 1st day of August, 1994, upon motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and 5 members of the Commission being present and voting "aye".



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA



/s/Fred Wilkerson, Chairman



ATTEST:



/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Road and Solid Waste Departments



Mr. Joyner requested authorization to purchase two 10 wheelers from Marion County, for $2500 each. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to authorize Mr. Joyner to make the purchase, subject to funds being available. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Joyner reported that he can no longer transport freezers and refrigerators from the landfill unless the freon has been removed. A person must be certified in order to remove freon. The Board suggested he check with Billy Rogers to see if he would be willing to remove freon from those appliances.



Commissioner Suggs reminded Mr. Joyner that the rumble strips need to be installed on county road 337.



Dick Edwards: CDBG Grant



Mr. Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting spoke to the Board about the upcoming CDBG grant cycle. According to Mr. Edwards, the county is eligible for $575,000 and the funding cycle begins in November. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to advertise for proposals for CDBG applications. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Edwards submitted a sample advertisement, which the Board will advertise two times.



Health Department: Sable Bolling



Ms. Bolling spoke to the Board about her concerns with a new state rule, which would allow more flexibility for septic tank site evaluations. Currently, the Health Department is responsible for issuing permits and doing the site evaluations. The new rule would allow engineers, and other qualified persons with soils training to do the sitings. Since the Health Department is dependent upon performing those services, this new rule could have an adverse effect upon her department.



Ms. Bolling added that she has not completed preparation of the county contract, but will come back to the Board as soon as it is ready.



Ms. Bolling clarified the Health Department's role with rabies. The Health Department makes available the rabies vaccine for individuals and the testing for the suspect animals head. It is the individuals responsibility to remove the head and deliver it to the Health Department.



American Legion



Mr. Joe Blanchard spoke to the Board about the Legion's desire to construct an American Legion Post on landfill property, which could also serve as a training building in conjunction with the Sheriff Departments firing range. The Legion is requesting approximately 3 acres that can be deeded or leased by the county. Mr. Barron stated that it would be hard to separate a portion of that land from the original tract, since it is all included in the permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. A long term lease may be acceptable. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to lease a portion of the property to the American Legion, subject to the Department of Environmental Protection's approval.



Jim Cooper



Mr. Cooper reported that he has made an arrest at a county park, even though the signs have not yet been installed, which prohibits persons from being in the park after 10:00 p.m. Mr. Joyner stated that signs have been put up stating, "No overnight camping", but people tear them down as soon as they're put up. Mr. Joyner suggested that P.R.I.D.E. be contacted. The Board advised him to get some prices for signs for each park, except Hart Springs.



Extraction Agreements



Mr. Burt presented an extraction agreement between the county and Edwin and Janet Langford, for fill dirt. In addition, he is also working on an agreement between the county and James Campbell, and expects to have it completed soon. The Board unanimously approved the agreements between the county and the Langfords, and between the county and Mr. Campbell, upon a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Bush.



Budget Workshop



The Board set the first budget workshop for August 15, 1994, at 9:00 a.m.



Public Participation: Ken Frey



Mr. Ken Frey spoke briefly to the Board about the School Boards ten percent tax increase. The Board advised Mr. Frey that they have no control over the School Board. Mr. Frey asked the county to consider placing regulations on mobile homes, requiring new mobile homes to be placed in mobile home parks, and placing a limit on the age of a mobile home coming into the county.



There being no further business to come before the Board, Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to adjourn at 6:26 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK