MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD AUGUST 9, 1994.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting on August 9, 1994, at 5:30 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Fred Wilkerson, Chairman

Wilbur Bush

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Ronnie McQueen and Al Lewis, Emergency Management/County Coordinator applicants.



Chairman Wilkerson announced that the reason for holding this special meeting is to fill the position of Emergency Management/County Coordinator. Of the 39 applicants, the three final applicants are: John Kohn, Al Lewis, and Ronnie McQueen. Chairman Wilkerson thanked the two applicants present for their interest and patience during the screening process.



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to hire Ronnie McQueen for the position. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush, and unanimously approved.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to start Mr. McQueen at an annual salary rate of $30,000, with an evaluation at the end of a 6 months probationary period.



Chairman Wilkerson called for discussion. Mr. McQueen stated that at the previous meeting, when applicants were asked what rate they would be willing to begin with, he had indicated $35,000 to $40,000.



The motion died for lack of a second.



Commissioner Bush made a motion to start Mr. McQueen at an annual salary rate of $35,000, with an evaluation at the end of a 6 months probationary period. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and passed by split vote as follows:



Bush- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Sheffield- Yes

Wilkerson- Yes

Suggs- No



Mr. McQueen accepted the position and will begin August 22, 1994. Mr. McQueen added that he would attend any Board meetings and budget workshops scheduled between now and the 22nd.



There being no further business, the Board adjourned the special meeting in order to begin a public hearing scheduled for 6:00 p.m.



APPROVED:







FRED WILKERSON, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK