MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JANUARY 12, 1995.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting on January 12, 1995, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner's Meeting Room at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Wilbur Bush, Chairman

Fred Wilkerson

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell & Carolyn Thomas, Deputy Clerks, Marvin Weaver, County Agent, Jean Ridgeway, Ted Burt Law Offices, Sheriff Jim Floyd, Chief Deputy Jim Cooper, Chief Investigator Darrell Williams, Scott Koons, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Mozella Gainous, Gilchrist County Youth Development Center, Jean DeCosta, Joe Dixon, Joe Blanchard, Craig Watson, Brian Lewis, Michelle Walker, Grady Jones, Tommy & Terri Andrews, Herbert Brown, Ronnie Smith, Marty Cosgrove, Harrison Schofield, Richard Griffin and Doug Crawford, county residents.



Chairman Bush announced that Ken Frey canceled his scheduled appearance for 2:30 p.m. Chairman Bush spoke to the Board about Mr. Frey's concerns. His primary concern is the distribution of assets to Gilchrist County. Mr. Barron stated that the Board needs to request Mr. Hales to do an inventory of current assets and liabilities for the regional library system as it exists now. According to Chairman Bush, he is also concerned with the methodology for hiring a library director.



Consent Agenda:



Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs to approve the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously:



1. Suwannee River Economic Council requests letter of

support from the Board, for their application with

Farmers Home Administration for the Housing Preser-

vation Program.



2. Suwannee River Economic Council requests a resolution

from the Board authorizing SREC to apply for the CSBG

grant.



RESOLUTION 95-01



A RESOLUTION BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A FISCAL

YEAR 1995 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ACT APPLICA-

TION TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL

YEAR 1995 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ACT PROJECT.



WHEREAS, participation in the Community Services Block Act program is in the best interest of the citizens of Gilchrist County to help improve social services; and



WHEREAS, the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., has prepared an application consistent with the Community Services Block Grant Act; and



WHEREAS, the application reflects the social service needs of Gilchrist County;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners authorizes the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., to submit an application for Fiscal Year 1995 Community Services Block Grant Act funds to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.



ADOPTED in regular session this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



3. Resolution to waive permit fees over $100, imposed

by the Suwannee River Water Management District.



RESOLUTION 95-02



RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER

MANAGEMENT DISTRICT TO REDUCE PERMIT FEES.



WHEREAS, the 1994 Legislature enacted Chapter 94-278, Laws of Florida, allowing reduction of permit processing fees for counties with a population of 50,000 or less and municipalities with a population of 25,000 or less, or any county or municipality not included within a metropolitan statistical area upon certification by that county or city that the cost of the permit processing fee is a fiscal hardship; and



WHEREAS, the Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District has adopted section 40B-1.706(3), Florida Administrative Code, to implement Chapter 94-278, Laws of Florida, regarding reduction of fees; and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County has a population of 10,000 and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County certifies that it qualifies for permit processing fee reduction for the Fiscal Year October 1, 1994, through September 30, 1995, due to the following factors:



AD VALOREM OPERATING MILLAGE RATE FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR IS GREATER THAN 8 MILLS.



WHEREAS, these factors are supported by the attached documents;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Gilchrist County does hereby request that the Suwannee River Water Management District reduce the processing fee for public purpose projects to a fee not to exceed $100 per permit for the 1995 Fiscal Year.



PASSED AND ADOPTED this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



4. Purchase order to enter into a service contract with

Physio Control for cardiac equipment @ $2,676.



5. Application for DOT's Local Government Cooperative

Assistance Program.



6. CDBG status report and resolution authorizing Mr. Dick

Edwards to represent Gilchrist County at DCA workshop.



RESOLUTION 95-03



WHEREAS, the Department of Community Affairs is sponsoring their 1995 CDBG Application Workshop on January 25-26, 1995; and



WHEREAS, attendance at this workshop will result in an additional (10) ten bonus points on the 1995 CDBG application; and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County has contracted with Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting, Inc., to prepare and submit its application;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners appoint Mr. Dick Edwards, Community Programs Consulting, Inc., to represent Gilchrist County at said workshop.



RESOLVED this 12th day of January, in regular session, in Trenton, Florida.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



7. Notice of intent to utilize the uniform method of

collecting non-ad valorem assessments for fire

services.



8. Agreement between the BCC and Current Problems, Inc.,

for an Adopt-A-Shore Program, to clean the shores of

our rivers.



9. Resolution proposing an amendment to the State Con-

stitution.



RESOLUTION 95-04



THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

AT THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF JANUARY 12,

1995.



WHEREAS, recent Court decisions have resulted in the potential for communications between elected public officials and their constituents being chilled as to important community matters including many types of land use decisions and similar quasi-judicial matters; and



WHEREAS, the decisions impact written, telephonic and personal contacts between elected public officials and their constituents; and



WHEREAS, Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Florida provides that "the people shall have the right...to instruct their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances" and the United States Constitution provides for protection of each citizen's right to speak to and petition their government; and



WHEREAS, elected officials may become timid in their responsiveness to their constituents by reason of the potential legal entanglements which may result from controversial ex parte communications; and



WHEREAS, the passage of appropriate legislation may serve as a mechanism to restore and reopen communication channels between elected officials and their constituents by establishing procedures and regulations providing for the free and full access of each citizen to his or her local elected official when making land use decisions and other quasi-judicial decisions;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:



1. The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation is urged to study the recent decisions of Florida's Courts such as Jennings v. Dade County and support passage of the attached joint resolution proposing an amendment to the State Constitution which, upon approval by the voters, would protect communication channels between elected officials and their constituents by insuring that citizens may freely and openly instruct and petition their elected local officials.



2. A copy of this Resolution shall be provided to each member of the Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation, to each city commission in Gilchrist County, to the Florida Association of Counties and the Florida League of Cities, by the Office of the County Attorney.



ADOPTED this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Minutes of Prior Meetings:



The Board unanimously approved the following minutes, upon motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson:



BCC August 29, 1994

BCC September 6, 1994

EMS September 6, 1994



The Board discussed the minutes and asked Mr. Barron if there is any way that minutes could be available faster. Mr. Barron stated that anyone wishing to listen to the tapes of the meeting may do so. Minutes will always be at least a month behind, since they are not official minutes until approved by the Board. Mr. Barron stated that one option would be to summarize the minutes, similar to the School Board's minutes, however, he feels that minutes should reflect enough detail to be informative. Mr. Barron presented a copy of a meeting summary, which is prepared within 2-3 days following the meeting. The summary is prepared, primarily to inform the Finance Department of Board actions. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to table further discussion until the next meeting, in order to allow time for the Board to consider their options. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



Attorney's Report:



Mr. Burt presented an agreement between the Board and the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector, whereby they approve of the Board adopting a resolution after December 31, 1994, but prior to March 1, 1995, to elect to use the uniform method of collection for non-ad valorem special assessments. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the agreement. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt reported that he received a phone call from Frances Kirkpatrick, regarding a road closure. Several years ago, Ms. Kathryn Townsend spoke to the Board about having a portion of a road vacated, and the Board took action to vacate the road, stating that the plat would be amended. Mr. Burt showed the Board the location of the road on the county map, stating that at the end of the road, apparently it goes across a fence. Mr. Barron interjected that it goes right in front of the old Sim Townsend house and that the Board amended that plat. Mr. Burt stated that Alachua County Abstract called him and said they want to do title insurance on the property, and agree that the way to get rid of a road is to go through the vacation process. In order to get correct title, a portion of the road needs to be vacated. The road is not actually there, just platted to be there. Ms. Kirkpatrick has filed a petition, and under the procedures, the Board would need to pass a resolution, setting a public hearing for the vacation of the road. Since the road closure notice must to be posted for 30 days, a public hearing would need to be held in March. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to accept the petition, and set a public hearing for March 6, 1995, at 10:30 a.m., by resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-05



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, SETTING PUBLIC HEARING ON

A VACATION OF A PORTION OF A ROAD IN SUWANNEE HAVEN

SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH,

RANGE 14 EAST, GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA.



WHEREAS, ZELLA FRANCES KIRKPATRICK has petitioned the Board of County Commissioners to vacate a portion of a road known as Northwest 84th Lane and described as follows:



All that part of described as: Begin at the Southeast

corner of Lot 1, Suwannee Haven Subdivision as recorded

in Plat Book 1, page 20 of the public records of Gilchrist

County, Florida, for and as a Point of Beginning; thence

North 79 degrees 53 minutes 16 seconds East, 85.56 feet to

the East Right-of-Way of Riverside Avenue; thence South 49

degrees 36 minutes 53 seconds West, 54.44 feet, to the

Southeast corner of said Suwannee Have Subdivision; thence

run North 40 degrees 22 minutes 30 seconds West, 66.00 feet

to the Point of Beginning, containing .04 acres more or less, all lying and being in Gilchrist County, Florida.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, that at 10:30 a.m. on March 6, 1995, at the County Commission Room, Gilchrist County Courthouse, Trenton, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners will consider the advisability of exercising its authority regarding the vacation of the road as above described.



RESOLVED this 12 day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, requesting the legislature to dissolve the Gilchrist County Park Board and redirect its race track funds to the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 95-06



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Park Board of Gilchrist County, Florida, was created by Special Act of the Florida Legislature in 1955, Chapter 30778, under House Bill No. 1646, Laws of Florida; and



WHEREAS, the purpose of the entity created by such Special Act was to develop, maintain, operate and regulate a public park or parks in Gilchrist County; and



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Park Board has allocated to it Race Track Funds for capital improvements to the County park system and related costs; and



WHEREAS, the economy and other foreseen events have caused financial hardship on the operation of the County park system through the County Park Board; and



WHEREAS, it is no longer necessary and viable that the Gilchrist County Park Board remain a separate entity; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has the ability and the capacity to operate the County Park System;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, that the Florida Legislature act to repeal the Special Act creating the Gilchrist County Park Board as that Act has been amended, and that the Race Tract Funds allocated to the Gilchrist County Park Board be reallocated to the General Fund of Gilchrist County; and that the said Gilchrist County Park Board be dissolved.



RESOLVED this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt reported that the Department of Transportation is interested in installing right turn lanes at the red light in Trenton. They would like the county to donate enough footage to construct the turn lane and have already staked off the area. They are also willing to pay the county $200 for the necessary footage. They indicated that they would visit the area in front of the school which is heavily congested. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to convey the footage to DOT at no charge to establish a turn lane, authorizing Mr. McQueen to send a letter to DOT requesting their assistance in the area near the school drop off. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-07



ON MOTION of Commissioner Sue Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Fred Wilkerson, the following Resolution was adopted;



WHEREAS, the State of Florida Department of Transportation proposes to construct or improve State Road No. 49, Section No. 31030-2512, in Gilchrist County, Florida; and



WHEREAS, it is necessary that certain lands now owned by Gilchrist County, Florida, be acquired by the State of Florida Department of Transportation; and



WHEREAS, said property is not needed for County purposes; and



WHEREAS, the State of Florida Department of Transportation has made application to said County to execute and deliver to the State of Florida Department of Transportation a deed, or deeds, in favor of the State of Florida Department of Transportation, conveying all right, title and interest that said County has in and to said lands required for transportation purposes, and said request having been duly considered.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, that the application of the State of Florida Department of Transportation for a deed, or deeds, is for transportation purposes which are in the public or community interest and for public welfare and the land needed for transportation purposes is not needed for County purposes; that a deed or deeds, in favor of the State of Florida Department of Transportation conveying all right, title and interest of Gilchrist County, Florida, in and to said lands should be drawn and executed by this Board of County Commissioners. Consideration shall be $-0-.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the State of Florida Department of Transportation at Tallahassee, Florida.



RESOLVED in regular session this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt presented a resolution, previously requested by the Board, to appoint Mr. McQueen to act as the Land Development Regulations Administrator. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 95-08



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County adopted its Land Development Regulations under Ordinance No. 93-04 on April 19, 1993; and



WHEREAS, the Land Development Regulations provide that the Board of County Commissioners shall designate the Land Development Regulation Administrator for the administration and enforcement of the Land Development Regulations; and



WHEREAS, Carl Rehburg has acted in the capacity of the Land Development Regulation Administrator since adoption of the Land Development Regulations; and



WHEREAS, the said Carl Rehburg has expressed an interest in working part-time with the County and the administration of its Land Development Regulations; and



WHEREAS, the County has recently hired Ronald McQueen to act as its Emergency Management Coordinator; and



WHEREAS, the carrying out of the duties of Emergency Medical Coordinator is a reasonable complement to the duties of the Land Development Regulation Administrator; accordingly it is



RESOLVED that Ronald McQueen is hereby appointed to the position of Land Development Regulation Administrator and Carl Rehburg is hereby designated as the Assistant Land Development Regulation Administrator in and for Gilchrist County, Florida.



RESOLVED this 12 day of January, 1995, by the Board of County Commissioner of Gilchrist County, Florida.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt presented a draft agreement between the Board and Marvin Weaver, County Agent, for a motor vehicle lease. The agreement proposes the use of the county's vehicle by Mr. Weaver, with the county providing insurance, gas, and maintenance; with Mr. Weaver providing his own insurance for his personal use of the vehicle and a payment of $125.00 per month to the county. This agreement, if accepted, will be retroactive to January 1st. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to accept the agreement. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved. The Board stated they would like a copy of his insurance rider which indemnifies the county.



Mr. Burt spoke to the Board about franchise fees. He talked to Bob Nabors about the Board's interest in franchise fees, and Mr. Nabors does not recommend the Board's pursuit of franchise fees at this time. Nabors' law firm is currently involved in litigation representing Baker County, which has become a test case, so to speak. Florida Power would contest franchise fees for non-charter counties. Both Dixie and Gilchrist counties are interested in collecting franchise fees, and Mr. Nabors recommends that both counties wait until after the Baker County hearing, which is scheduled in March. Baker County will be asking the Florida Association of Counties to assist them in their legal fees.



Mr. Burt reported that Sarasota County has adopted and asked all other counties to adopt a resolution, urging the legislature to allow each county the authority to accept or reject gaming activities. According to Mr. Burt, there is a group in the county requesting the Board to adopt an ordinance making gaming activities illegal. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to adopt a resolution asking the legislature to amend the state constitution to allow local control of any authorized gaming and gambling activities. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-09



THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA AT

THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF JANUARY 12, 1995.



WHEREAS, from time-to-time proposals arise to authorize gaming and gambling activities in the State of Florida; and



WHEREAS, if gaming and gambling activities were to be authorized local governments and their citizens would be significantly impacted; and



WHEREAS, in order to adequately address gaming and gambling activities if approved in the future local governments must have the power and authority to regulate such activities with regard to all land use matters, zoning, building and similar codes, hours of operation and related matters; and



WHEREAS, the passage of appropriate legislation would provide for adequate local control if gaming or gambling activities are authorized in the State of Florida,



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, THAT:



1. The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation is urged to support passage of a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the State Constitution which, upon approval by the voters, would provide for necessary local control of any authorized gaming and gambling activities.



2. A copy of this Resolution shall be provided to each member of the Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation, to each city commission in Gilchrist County, to the Florida Association of Counties and the Florida League of Cities, by the Office of the County Attorney and the contents of this Resolution shall be otherwise widely distributed to the public.



ADOPTED this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. D. Ray Harrison interrupted the meeting to speak to the Board about his 911 addressing agreement. The agreement, dated 9-6-94, states that Mr. Harrison will implement a 911 addressing system. Mr. Harrison stated that each dwelling in the county has been assigned an address, and a mail out was sent to each person, asking for verification. Fifty-two percent of the letter were returned and verified, however, Mr. Harrison has expended the $6000 the Board agreed to pay for this service. He recommends another mail out to the remaining 48%. Mr. McQueen stated that the Sheriff and EMS have agreed to physically verify those remaining addresses, however, no terms have been discussed. Mr. Harrison stated that he may have enough money in his carry-over from last fiscal year, however, he does not yet know how much that will be; the auditor is working on that now. Chairman Bush advised Mr. Harrison that Mr. McQueen was scheduled to discuss this issue today at 1:30 p.m., and they will consider his needs to complete the project.



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Barron presented bills for the Board's consideration. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the bills. The motion carried unanimously.



Journal Entries numbered 9507-9513 were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9506, increasing transportation trust fund by $11,000.00, which represents proceeds from the sale of surplus motor graders. In addition, Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9505, which increases general revenue fund by $18,376.00, the amount of the Sheriff's carry-over. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve journal entries 9506 and 9505, by resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-10



A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND

BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1994-95.



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 Transportation Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1994-95; 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 $11,000.00 of unanticipated revenues, in the form of proceeds from the sale of surplus equipment (JE #9506);



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that the Transportation Trust Fund is hereby amended in an increased amount of $11,000.



RESOLVED this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



RESOLUTION 95-11



A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE GENERAL REVENUE FUND BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1994-95.



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 General Revenue Fund for Fiscal Year 1994-95; 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 $18,376 of unanticipated revenues, in the form of a cash carry over from the Gilchrist County Sheriff (JE# 9505);



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that the General Revenue Fund is hereby amended in an increased amount of $18,376.



RESOLVED, this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9504, which creates a new account in EMS out of its reserve, to accommodate expenditures for the 911 console. These funds, $16,200.00; will partially pay for the console. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve JE# 9504. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9439, which adjusts the general revenue fund's 93-94 budget, correcting the discrepancy between the Board's approved budget and DOR's approved budget for the Property Appraiser. In addition, this journal entry moves some expenditures from Law Library Fund to the General Revenue Fund. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to approve JE# 9439. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron presented journal entries 9438 and 9437. According to Mr. Barron JE# 9438 is a balancing entry for Capital Outlay Fund, for the current fiscal year and 9437 is a balancing entry for General Revenue for the current fiscal year. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve JE's 9438 and 9437. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron presented journal entry 9436, which reverses journal entry 9435, approved during the December 5th Board meeting. The journal entry approved in December (9435) required a resolution. This journal entry does not require a resolution and redistributes some expenditures due to budgets being over spent. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to approve JE# 9436. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron discussed with the Board the purchasing authority for the County Coordinator. Originally, the $2000 purchasing limit applied to the department heads. Recently, the Board changed the purchasing authority from the department heads to the County Coordinator, however, the amount was not increased. One of the items on the consent agenda, the service contract for the Physio Control equipment, ($2676) could have been approved by Mr. McQueen, except for the $2000 limit. Many routine contracts and expenditures may be higher than $2000. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to raise the purchasing authority for Mr. McQueen to $5000, by resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-12



A RESOLUTION BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN DEPARTMENTAL

EXPENDITURES FROM $2,000 TO $5,000 LIMIT.



WHEREAS, by Resolution, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners on November 7, 1994, authorized department heads to expend monies without prior approval, up to the amount of $2,000 per item and further providing in said Resolution that all such expenditures must be prior approved by the Gilchrist County Coordinator; and



WHEREAS, the County has determined that the $2,000 expenditure limit should be increased to $5000; however, all such expenditures must continue to be approved by the Gilchrist County Coordinator.



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



1. Department heads are hereby authorized to expend monies without prior Board approval up to the amount of $5000 per item; however, all such expenditures must be prior approved by the Gilchrist County Coordinator.



2. This Resolution will take effect immediately upon its adoption and shall supersede all prior resolution adopted in relation to this subject matter.



RESOLVED this 12th day of January, 1995 by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners in regular session.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Barron reported that he has received correspondence from the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, requesting that we update our list of economic development needs. Mr. McQueen stated that we need to add to the list the water and sewage systems for Hart Springs park. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the items listed, along with any submitted by the cities within Gilchrist County. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron reviewed with the Board the income and asset guidelines for the hardship exemption for special assessments. The Board previously approved 100% of poverty as their guideline, and this may be too low. Some applicants are just above the limit. The Board agreed to leave the income limits at the 100% poverty level, because if it is raised, there will still be those just over the limit that will not qualify.



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about their property insurance. He has received a renewal quote from Aetna. Due to the high number of claims over the past few years, Aetna is proposing a high deductible, though the premium has decreased. The deductible will be raised from $1000 to $2500. In addition, Aetna sent a letter regarding courthouse security. Due to the lack of security, the building could experience another break-in such as the one that recently occurred in the Tax Collector's office. Aetna recommends that the Board solicit quotes from security companies on ways to improve the building security. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the renewal from Aetna, and to solicit quotes from security companies for courthouse security. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board discussed the lack of security, with Mr. Barron stating that many times the building is left unlocked at the south entrance. The Board discussed the need to control the keys to the building. Over the years, outside agencies have obtained keys to the building. The Board agreed to re-key the building and the microwave tower, requiring anyone having a key to sign for them.



Commissioner Suggs commented that American General Life Insurance can offer the county employees $10,000 of life insurance coverage for $1 more than we are currently paying for $7000 coverage. Mr. Barron responded that it is the Board's option to offer life insurance coverage and the Board can change companies if they so desire.



Mr. Barron reported as an informational item that delinquent special assessments can be added to property tax bills.



Mr. Barron stated that two vacancies exist on the Affordable Housing Advisory Task Force. In addition, the terms have expired for Jean Troke and Jimmy Leggett and both have indicated a desire to continue to serve. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to reappoint Ms. Troke and Mr. Leggett to an additional term, and advertise for the two vacant positions. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron reported that the SHIP program is currently out of compliance. According to recent information received by Mr. Barron, 30% of the people served by the SHIP program must be very low income. It was his understanding that 30% of the funds must be spent on very low income persons. In order to bring the program under compliance, he must spend $18,000, serving 5 very low income families with emergency repairs. The county has 6 months to bring the program back into compliance, and must expend the emergency repair funds before processing loan applications. Mr. Barron is requesting authorization to expend SHIP funds on emergency repairs. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, authorizing the expenditure of $18,000 in emergency repairs. Mr. Barron stated that applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. He asked the Board to submit names of people who may qualify.



Mr. Barron presented the annual commissioner mileage certification forms for the Board's consideration, for last fiscal year, as well as this fiscal year. The Board noted that the reimbursement rate increased from 20 cents per mile to 25 cents per mile. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to accept the mileage certification. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron reported that fees and interest collected by the Clerk and remitted to the Board for the months of October and November totalled $14,870.47.



The Board recessed for lunch at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m.



State Water Policy Report- Carol McQueen:



Ms. McQueen, Mayor of Fanning Springs, thanked the Board for sending her to the state conference. Ms. McQueen was recently appointed to the state's Water Management Review Committee, and is the only person representing this area. Of the 21 members on the committee, most are residents of central and south Florida. According to Ms. McQueen, north Florida has 68% of the state's total water. The total state water usage for north Florida is only 28%. The opposite holds true for south Florida. In discussions regarding future water usage, a great deal of information was provided, however, the idea of shipping water from north to south was not emphasized. Some communities in south and central Florida are using stormwater run-off, treatment plants, and deep well injection. Desalinization is also an option, albeit an expensive method of providing potable water. The Committee will be preparing a report for the Governor with recommendations. Ms. McQueen asked that the Board express their concerns to her, so that she may relay them to her committee.



County Coordinator's Report:



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about the 911 addressing. The Property Appraiser has already over spent his $6000, by several hundred dollars. Mr. McQueen feels that it shouldn't take more than $2000 to complete the verification process. Mr. McQueen sent Ms. Latner and Ms. Strickland to Clay County to look at their addressing system. In Clay County, one person is responsible for the daily addressing. It is Mr. McQueen's recommendation that the ongoing addressing be assigned to the Building Department. Since the majority of the people moving into the county will be going to the Building Department for permits, they could also receive their assigned address at the same time. The Building Department currently has sufficient staff to do the job, however, in the future, there may be a need to create an additional position. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to transfer $3000 from the Capital Outlay Fund to the Property Appraiser's budget. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen presented the State Aid to Libraries contract for the Board's consideration. The amount of aid for Gilchrist County is $24,523. Mr. Barron stated that the Board budgeted $21,000 for state aid revenues, and an amendment would be needed to increase the General Revenue Fund for unanticipated revenues. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to approve the State Aid to Libraries contract and amend the General Fund budget, by resolution, to increase it by $3523. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 95-13



A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE GENERAL REVENUE FUND BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1994-95.



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 General Revenue Fund for Fiscal Year 1994-95; 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 $3523 of unanticipated revenues, in the form of State Aid for Libraries;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that the General Revenue Fund is hereby amended in an increased amount of $3423.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. McQueen stated that the Town of Bell has requested that the county fix a curb that extends into the road, coming off the school's property. The Board agreed that if it is on school board property, it is not their responsibility to correct the problem.



Mr. McQueen reported that he advertised for a medical director and received two applications. So far, we have not received notice from Alachua General that they are no longer going to provide medical director services. Mr. McQueen recommends that the Board establish a position and authorize him to fill that position when notification is received from Alachua General. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to establish the position of medical director and authorize Mr. McQueen to fill that position when the need arises. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen announced that a bid for the surplus lumber from the old library has been received, however, it was after the deadline. The Board agreed to re-advertise the lumber. Mr. McQueen stated that one bid was received for the Wabco grader and Catipillar D-7 bulldozer:



Wabco Grader sn 44C22279 $1250 from Jerry Wilks



Cat D-7 Dozer sn 17A14364 $1900 from Jerry Wilks



Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to award the bid to Mr. Wilks. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about the notice from DEP, regarding Hart Springs potable water. The system is not in compliance, due to surface water infiltration with high coliform counts. A copy of the letter from DEP should be given to the legislative delegation, along with a request for assistance.



According to Mr. McQueen, DCA notified him that the old Civil Defense grant could be raised from $6000 to $11,000. Currently, a portion of Ms. Latner's salary is being paid from the Veterans Services. Mr. McQueen recommends that her salary be redirected to Emergency Management, or Civil Defense, which is in fact where most of her time is spent. This would free approximately $3000-$4000 in Veterans Services. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to redirect Ms. Latner's salary to Emergency Management. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about reorganizing the Road Department. Last year, two new positions were authorized, but never filled. Rather than fill the positions, Mr. McQueen would like to use some of those funds to bring some salaries in line with similar positions. As part of the recommendations Mr. McQueen submitted last month, more productivity from current staff is needed, and reports indicate that production has increased. Road department employees are now filling out daily reports of work accomplished. Mr. McQueen recommends that a shop foreman position be established. This position would be responsible for the daily scheduling of the mechanics' work, inventory control, time card and work order correlation, and purchase order requests. Commissioner Suggs asked if this position would be filled within the department. Mr. McQueen replied that the personnel policy states that if it is created from within the department and filled from within the department, it does not have to be advertised. However, if we decide to hire from outside of the department, it would have to be advertised. Chairman Bush asked if he had anyone in mind for the position and Mr. McQueen replied that a couple of employees have indicated an interest in the position, and a notice will be posted at the shop so that everyone has the opportunity to apply. Mr. McQueen added that this position could be established with funds from the two positions that were never filled. Commissioner Sheffield stated that he was not willing to spend more money for a book work type position. Mr. McQueen reported that Clark Cannon is interested in going from full time to part time (20 hours per week), with the intention of retiring next August. Leamon Wells has indicated that he will retire in January 1996, and requests a pay raise to boost his retirement earnings. Mr. McQueen stated that if they raise Leamon's salary, it will put him at nearly the same rate as Mr. Cannon, who has been with the county for 33 years. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to establish a new shop foreman position, accept the change from full to part time for Clark Cannon, accepting Mr. Cannon's retirement notification, and rejecting a raise for Mr. Wells. The Chairman called for discussion. The Board asked Mr. McQueen about the starting salary for this position and Mr. McQueen replied that he would like to start it out at $14,700. The motion passed by split vote as follows:



Wilkerson- Yes

Suggs- Yes

Sheffield- No

Cannon- No

Bush- Yes



Library Report:



Chairman Bush explained to those present that Mr. Frey called and canceled his time scheduled on today's agenda, and asked Mr. Burt to update the library's status. Mr. Burt summarized the discussion of the regional library organization, as well as the organization of the "new" three county organization. Commissioner Suggs, who also serves as Chair of the Library Task Force, advised those present that they are currently seeking a regional librarian who will begin in a temporary position. Construction of the library addition has begun, however, according to Mr. Martin, construction supervisor, they have been delayed, due to a lack of block layers in the area. The Board thanked the Friends of the Library for their continued support and interest in the county's library.



Gilchrist County Youth Development Center- Mozella Gainous:



Mr. Mozella Gainous, executive director of the Gilchrist County Youth Development Center, spoke to the Board about the newly established organization. Currently, GCYDC is operating out of the Bethal AME Church in Trenton. According to Mr. Gainous, the GCYDC is a non-profit, community based program, and their mission is to assist young people in the Gilchrist County School system and the city of Trenton, who are having problems with their classroom academics, vocational opportunities and teenage parenting. They are targeting youth who are failing academically and currently have 50 students enrolled in their program. Since the majority of these students are from low income families, the organization is seeking "grant" funds from the Board of County Commissioners, along with the City of Trenton. Mr. Gainous stated that several teachers in the Trenton School system have indicated a willingness to work with these students after school, to provide tutoring services, as well as job preparation. The Board advised Mr. Gainous that the Board of County Commissioners are not responsible for education and referred him to the Gilchrist County School Board. Mr. Gainous stated that he has met with Dr. Surrency and Janet Bradley, but has not addressed the School Board. There followed discussion with the Board, Mr. Gainous and Dr. Surrency, who was also present. Commissioner Wilkerson asked if the school currently provides a similar program, such as the one Mr. Gainous is proposing. Dr. Surrency replied that they do currently offer an after school program, which provides meaningful after school activities, such as tutoring, recreation, computer skills, etc. In addition, the school has implemented a truancy program, which has cut the number of student suspensions by 100 over last year. The Board advised Mr. Gainous that though they recognize a problem exists, and admire his efforts to find a solution, they are not able to support his efforts financially and recommended that he approach the School Board. Craig Watson, Chairman of the School Board, also in attendance, invited Mr. Gainous to work with the School Board to find solutions to the problems.



Sheriff Floyd:



Sheriff Floyd and Chief Deputy Cooper spoke to the Board about some property they are interested in purchasing for a firing range. They have located 38 acres for sale between Trenton and Bell, which they feel will be suitable for a firing range. They propose to purchase the property, using funds from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The total cost, including closing is $60,000. The Sheriff presented a letter he received from the Florida Sheriffs Association's attorney, stating that the purchase of this property with LETF monies is a legitimate expenditure according to the Florida statutes. In addition, the Association's attorney advised that though the statutes does not specifically state that the sheriff can hold title to real property, it does not state that the sheriff can not hold title to real property. The letter further encouraged the Sheriff to have the County Commission co-sign the title. Mr. Burt agreed with the Associations' attorney's opinion. Other groups, such as the American Legion and the FFA Alumni has expressed an interest in purchasing or leasing a portion of the property. The Sheriff stated that he will provide fire arm safety and hunter education classes to the public, as well as provide target practice for his staff. He stated that he does not need the entire 38 acres. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to authorize Mr. Burt to advertise for a public hearing, after a 30 day notice, scheduling such hearing for March 6th, waiving the appraisal. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Barron recommended that the groups interested in purchasing the property get together and determine the amount of land each group needs and purchase separately up front.



County Coordinator's Report (cont.):



Mr. McQueen stated that the recycling bins need replacing because the wood has rotted. In addition, we are running out of space to hold garbage in the containers on the trucks. Keith is checking on a compactor from Lancaster. We will need a total of 12 containers. J & M Welding can make them for approximately $8000. Commissioner Suggs asked about placing permanent recycling bins in the Wacasassa area. Mr. McQueen stated that the only way that would work is if they were placed in a secured area. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to solicit quotes for the construction of new recycling bins. The motion carried unanimously.



Public Hearing- Comprehensive Plan Amendments:



Mr. Scott Koons, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, advised the Board that this public hearing is the second and final public hearing to adopt the proposed plan amendments. The first public hearing (transmittal hearing) was held in September and DCA has responded, raising no objections. There are 3 amendment applications before the Board today:



CPA 94-06: an application by the Board of County Commissioners proposing to change the Introduction to the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan by adding a vision statement.



CPA 94-07: an application by the Board of County Commissioners to add Policy VI.1.2, which would include a greenway project.



CPA 94-08: an application by the Board of County Commissioners to amend the Five Year Schedule of Improvements of the Capital Improvements Element by adding thereto a new project description, schedule, projected cost, general location and revenue source.



Mr. Mark Gluckman, member of the Industrial Development Authority spoke to those present, providing a definition of a greenway as a linear park. Mr. Gluckman urges the Board to approve the amendments and keep the greenway project alive, even if confining it to the boundaries of the Hart Springs park. In order to secure grant funds for the project, it must be identified in the county's Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Doug Crawford, president of the Chamber of Commerce spoke in favor of the greenways project and its recreation potential for Gilchrist County. Mr. Ronnie Smith stated his concerns about the proposed location. In previous meetings, Mr. Smith indicated that the proposed location is close to his property and he is not in favor of the traffic it may generate. Ms. Jean Wonser, member of the Rails to Trails Committee spoke in support of the project, and asked that horse trails be added back to the Recreation Element of the Comprehensive Plan policy VI.1.2. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to add horse back riding to the trails. The motion died for lack of a second. There followed discussion regarding the compatibility of horses on the same trail as hikers and bikers. Following discussion, Commissioner Sheffield again moved to add horse back riding to the trails. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs and unanimously approved.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to limit the greenway to the confines of the Hart Springs property and the Suwannee River Water Management District lands in Sections 18, 19, and 30, excluding public right of ways. The motion carried unanimously.



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment 94-6. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-01



AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-10, AS AMENDED,

RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE INTRODUCTION TO THE

FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPRE-

HENSIVE PLAN, UNDER THE REGULAR AMENDMENT PROCEDURES

ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215,

FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL

ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, empowers the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, hereinafter referred to as the Board of County Commissioners, to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, empowers and requires the Board of County Commissioners to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, an application, CPA 94-6, for an amendment, as described below, to the Future Land Use Element of the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the County's Comprehensive Plan has been filed with the County;



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Zoning Board, hereinafter referred to as the Planning and Zoning Board, has been designated as the County's Local Planning Agency;



WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and Ordinance No. 93-04, as amended, entitled the Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the County's Land Development Regulations, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, held the required public hearing, with due public notice having been provided, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Future Land Use Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, reviewed and considered all comments received during said public hearing concerning said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Future Land Use Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners approval of said application for amendment, as described below, of the Future Land Use Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners held two public hearings, with due public notice having been provided, under the provisions of the regular amendment public hearing procedures established in Sections 163.3161 to 163.3215, Florida Statutes, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Future Land Use Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed and considered all comments received during the public hearings, including the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, concerning said application for amendment, as described below, of the Future Land Use Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:



Section 1. Pursuant to the application by Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, the Introduction to the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan is hereby amended, by adding a vision statement to read as follows:



The future physical appearance of the County is visualized

to be a rural, agricultural countryside with low density

incorporated towns and unincorporated communities that are

separated by farms and natural conservation areas and link-

ed by uncongested roadways and recreational greenways.



Section 2. Severability. If any provision or portion of this Ordinance is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be void, unconstitutional or unenforceable, then all remaining provisions and portions of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.



Section 3. Conflict. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.



Section 4. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Florida and shall take effect upon receipt of the official acknowledgement from the Secretary of State that said ordinance has been filed with that office.



The effective date of this plan amendment shall be the date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs or Administration Commission finding the amendment in compliance in accordance with Section 163.3184, Florida Statutes, whichever occurs earlier. No development orders, development permits, or land uses dependent on this amendment may be issued or commence before it has become effective. If a final order of noncompliance is issued, this amendment may nevertheless be made effective by adoption of a resolution affirming its effective status, a copy of which resolution shall be sent to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Local Planning, 2740 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.



Section 5. Authority. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Section 125.01 and Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes.



PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED, with a quorum present and voting, by the Board of County Commissioners in regular session this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment 94-07, with the provision that horse trails be added. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-02



AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-10, AS AMENDED,

RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE RECREATION AND OPEN

SPACE ELEMENT OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,

UNDER THE REGULAR AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN

SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES;

PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CON-

FLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, empowers the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, hereinafter referred to as the Board of County Commissioners, to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, empowers and requires the Board of County Commissioners to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, an application, CPA 94-07, for an amendment, as described below, to the Recreation and Open Space Element of the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the County's Comprehensive Plan below, has been filed with the County;



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Planning and Zoning Board, hereinafter referred to as the Planning and Zoning Board, has been designated as the County's Local Planning Agency;



WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and Ordinance No. 93-04, as amended, entitled the Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the County's Land Development Regulations, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, held the required public hearing, with due public notice having been provided, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, reviewed and considered all comments received during said public hearing concerning said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and application for amendment, as described below, of the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners held two public hearings, with due public notice having been provided, under the provisions of the regular amendment public hearing procedures established in Sections 163.3161 to 163.3215, Florida Statutes, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed and considered all comments received during the public hearings including the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, concerning said application for amendment, as described below, of the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:



Section 1. Pursuant to the application by Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, Policy VI.1.2 is hereby added to the Recreation and Open Space Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan to read as follows:



Policy VI.1.2 The County shall develop a recreational

greenway to be used for hiking, horse-

back riding and bicycling trails, which

link natural resources and expand re-

creational and natural resources educa-

tion opportunities.



Section 2. Severability. If any provision or portion of this Ordinance is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be void, unconstitutional or unenforceable, then all remaining provisions and portions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.



Section 3. Conflict. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent to such conflict, hereby repealed.



Section 4. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Florida and shall take effect upon receipt of the official acknowledgement from the Secretary of State that said ordinance has been filed with that office.



The effective date of this plan amendment shall be the date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs or Administration Commission finding the amendment in compliance in accordance with Section 163.3184, Florida Statutes, whichever occurs earlier. No development orders, development permits, or land uses dependent on this amendment may be issued or commence before it has become effective. If a final order of noncompliance is issued, this amendment may nevertheless be made effective by adoption of a resolution affirming its effective status, a copy of which resolution shall be sent to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Local Planning, 2740 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100.



Section 5. Authority. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Section 125.01 and Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes.



PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED, with a quorum present and voting, by the Board of County Commissioners in regular session this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to amend the Comprehensive Plan's capital improvement element. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-3



AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-10, AS AMENDED,

RELATING TO AMENDMENT TO THE FIVE YEAR SCHEDULE OF THE

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, UNDER THE REGULAR AMENDMENT PROCE-

DURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215,

FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL

ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, empowers the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, hereinafter referred to as the Board of County Commissioners, to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, empowers and requires the Board of County Commissioners to prepare, adopt and implement a Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, an application, CPA 94-8, for an amendment, as described below, to the Capital Improvements Element of the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the County's Comprehensive Plan below, has been filed with the County;



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Planning and Zoning Board, hereinafter referred to as the Planning and Zoning Board, has been designated as the County's Local Planning Agency;



WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes, and Ordinance No. 93-04, as amended, entitled the Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the County's Land Development Regulations, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, held the required public hearing, with due public notice having been provided, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, concerning said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners approval of said application for amendment, as described below, of the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners held two public hearings, with due public notice having been provided, under the provisions of the regular amendment public hearing procedures established in Sections 163.3161 to 163.3215, Florida Statutes, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan and at said public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed and considered all comments received during the public hearings including the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, concerning said application for amendment, as described below, of the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:



Section 1. Pursuant to the application by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, the Five Year Schedule of Improvements of the Capital Improvements Element of the County's Comprehensive Plan is hereby amended to read as follows:



FIVE YEAR SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENTS



The five year schedule of improvements shown in Table VIII-1 shows the timing, location, projected cost and revenue sources for any capital improvement needs identified within the other elements of the Comprehensive Plan. This schedule is based upon the Data and Analysis Report which, although not a part of this plan, provides the basis for determining the economic feasibility of the projects listed.



TABLE VIII-1

FIVE YEAR SCHEDULE OF IMPROVEMENTS

Consistency

Project Projected General Revenue with other

Descript. Schedule Cost Location Source(b) Elements

Greenway(a) Public

Trail- lands,

Phase I excluding FCT

Acquisition public ROW ISTEA

& Trail in Sections LWCF

Establishmt FY95 $500,000 18,19&30, FRDAP Yes

T9S,R14E



Phase II Public ISTEA

Trail lands, LWCF

Amenities excluding FRDAP

& Paving FY96 $900,000 public ROW Yes

in Sections

18,19&30

T9S,R14E

Source: Data and Analysis Report, November 30, 1987, Revised November 1991 and Revised June 1994.



(a) Project to be sponsored by the County Park Board.



(b) FCT- Florida Communities Trust

ISTEA- Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act

LWCF- Land & Water Conservation Fund

FRDAP- Florida Recreation Development Assistance Fund



Section 2. Severability. If any provision or portion of this Ordinance is declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be void, unconstitutional or unenforceable, then all remaining provisions and portions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.



Section 3. Conflict. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.



Section 4. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of Florida and shall take effect upon receipt of the official acknowledgement from the Secretary of State that said ordinance has been filed with that office.



The effective date of this plan amendment shall be the date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs or Administration Commission finding the amendment in compliance in accordance with Section 163.3184, Florida Statutes, whichever occurs earlier. No development orders, development permits, or land uses dependent on this amendment may be issued or commence before it has become effective. If a final order of noncompliance is issued, this amendment may nevertheless be made effective by adoption of a resolution affirming its effective status, a copy of which resolution shall be sent to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Local Planning, 2740 Centerview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2100.



Section 5. Authority. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Section 125.01 and Sections 163.3161 through 163.3215, Florida Statutes.



PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED, with a quorum present and voting, by the Board of County Commissioners in regular session this 12th day of January, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



County Coordinator's Report (cont.)



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about a lack of space for various offices within the courthouse. Mr. Welch is in need of a vault which would be large enough to accommodate his receipts and tags. In addition, there is currently a need for additional space in the Clerk's office. Scanning equipment will soon be arriving and it will cause a need for additional space in the Clerk's office. Commissioner Sheffield advised Mr. McQueen to put the School Board on notice that when their lease runs out, they may need to relocate.



Mr. McQueen reported that parking space around the courthouse has become a problem, especially with the opening of the new grocery store across the street. Mr. McQueen recommends that the area next to the Weeks Building (south side) be converted into a parking area. Mr. McQueen stated that he has received information on a material, made from recycled tires, that could be used, much like gravel is used for a parking area. This type of material, as well as gravel, does not require a permit from the Water Management District. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to use the area south of the Weeks Building for parking, authorizing the use of the recycled tire material. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen stated that he sent letters to the IDA and the Chamber of Commerce, requesting quarterly reports be sent to the Board.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about a raise request from Mr. Brideson. Last month, Mr. Brideson requested a raise, which the Board approved. At that time, Mr. Brideson also requested an additional 4% raise, and the Board denied the 4% based on the fact that the 4% raise was the annual increase for county employees, and Mr. Brideson had not been with the county long enough for an annual raise. Mr. Brideson is again requesting a raise. The Board restated their position that annual raises are not available until the annual raise period, which is generally during budget workshops.



Mr. McQueen reported that Mr. Rehberg would like to go to a part time position, so that he will not be penalized with Social Security. He would like to work 24 hours per week, performing inspections.



The Board discussed compensatory time and how it affects exempt and non-exempt employees. The Board agreed to look further into this issue at the next Board meeting.



Mr. McQueen reported that Judge Philman contacted him about the use of purchase orders. Apparently Judge Philman does not want to use purchase orders, even though they have been issued in a timely manner. Commissioner Wilkerson stated that the Judge had talked to him about it and asked if an exception could be made. Mr. Barron stated that Judge Philman had not spoken to him about it, and he is not inclined to make any exceptions. Chairman Bush stated that he would advise Judge Philman to meet with Mr. Barron and Mr. McQueen so they can explain the procedure to him.



The Board discussed the problems they are encountering at Waters Lake, in trying to keep the county park rest rooms repaired. Again the rest room is in need of repairs and locking the door only causes the door to be busted down. The Board agreed to repair the rest room, and install a sign, with a running total of the amount of taxpayers money it takes to keep the park open and in good repair.



Chairman Bush made the following committee assignments:



North Florida Regional Planning Council- V. C. Cannon

Library Task Force- Sue B. Suggs

HRS District III Nominating Committee- Jimmie Sheffield

SHIP ex-officio member- Jimmie Sheffield

Small County Coalition- Wilbur Bush; alternate- Suggs

Rural Affairs- Sue B. Suggs; alternate- Bush

Suwannee River Water Mgmt Dist.- Wilbur Bush

911 Committee- Wilbur Bush

Transportation Disadvantaged- Sue B. Suggs; alternate-
Wilkerson

Safety Committee- V. C. Cannon

Corrections Committee- Chairman

Park Board- Fred Wilkerson

Tri-County Council for Senior Citizens- Jimmie Sheffield

CDBG ex-officio- Jimmie Sheffield



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 8:04 p.m. was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK