MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD AUGUST 18, 1994 @ 1:00 P.M.
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting August 18, 1994, at 1:00 p.m., in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:
Fred Wilkerson, Chairman
V. C. Cannon
Sue B. Suggs
Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Butch and Connie Conley, HAL Industries, John Jackson, Addington Environmental, Nate Deleasy, Boone Waste, Bill Clifton, Mayor of Trenton, George McMath, Trenton City Commissioner, and Buddy Joyner, Solid Waste & Transportation Supervisor.
Chairman Wilkerson stated that the reason for calling this special meeting is to discuss the possible lease of the Gilchrist County Solid Waste Transfer Station.
Ms. Connley, representing HAL Industries, submitted several proposals to the Board for their consideration. The first proposal would involve a five year lease with HAL paying the county $1125, plus 50 cents per ton for in county waste and $1.00 per ton for out of county waste accepted at the transfer station. The second proposal adds convenience centers, located in 4 areas of the county, which would be available to the public at no charge for disposal. Their proposal provides that the county would construct and own the convenience centers, paying HAL Industries a rate of $90 per pull of each container located at the centers. In addition, there will be a tipping charge, which is dependent upon the rates charged by the landfill where the waste will eventually be disposed. HAL Industries has located a landfill in Georgia that is willing to accept our waste at a rate of $42 per ton. Ms. Conley stated that she expects that rate to hold for 2 years. According to Ms. Conley, Levy County will be charging $45 per ton next year and she has heard that Suwannee County will be charging $52 per ton.
Mr. Barron commented that the offer to lease the transfer station for $1125 per month is less than a 5% return and $3000-$4000 low for what the facility is worth.
Chairman Wilkerson asked what would be the impact to the county road leading to the facility. Ms. Conley replied that she would anticipate 3 trucks per day making four trips in and out of the facility.
Mr. Barron stated that the Solid Waste budget, as currently funded, can not fund the second proposal with the permanent convenience centers. Mr. Barron stated that the return is not significant. The best advantage to leasing the transfer station would be to find another source accepting solid waste, since the agreement with Alachua County expires whenever their landfill closes (1998).
A copy of the proposals are filed in the Clerk's Office and may be viewed Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Board asked Ms. Conley to clarify some questions with Addington and report back. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to recess the meeting at 4:00 p.m. and reconvene on Monday, August 22, 1994, at 1:00 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.
JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK