MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD APRIL 3, 1995



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting April 3, 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

V. C. Cannon

Jimmie Sheffield

Sue B. Suggs

Fred Wilkerson



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio

Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, Emergency Management/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Jean Ridgeway, Ted Burt Law Offices, Susan Bryant, Supervisor of Elections, George Cole, Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, John Ayers, Gilchrist County Recreation Authority.



CONSENT AGENDA:



Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to remove item two (2) from the consent agenda for discussion, approving the remainder of the items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.



1. Modification to agreement between Gilchrist County and

Current Problems, Inc. This is an agreement to con-

tract for adopt-a-shore services.



2. Removed



3. Proclamation declaring April 3-7, 1995, Public Health

Week.



4. Modification to the Emergency Management grant agree-

ment.



MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S):



Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the minutes of the meetings held January 24th and February 6th. The motion carried unanimously.



ATTORNEY'S REPORT:



Mr. Burt distributed a code book of ordinances for Gilchrist County. He presented these books for the Board's information and review, explaining that they have not been edited nor indexed, however, he hopes to have the project completed soon.



Mr. Burt announced that he has received official notice from Alachua General Hospital that April 23rd will be the last day AGH provides Medical Director services. Mr. Burt reminded the Board that they took previous action to authorize Mr. McQueen to hire a Medical Director when necessary. Commissioners Sheffield, Suggs, and Bush indicated they would like to be involved in the hiring process.



Mr. Burt reported that the Board of Adjustment approved the special exception permit for the Sheriff's proposed firing range.



Mr. Burt updated the Board on the proposed Lafayette County landfill. Lafayette County is attempting to amend their comprehensive plan to allow landfills to be placed on agricultural properties without being rezoned.



Mr. Burt discussed a proposal from Luther White to mine rock in one of the county's pits. The proposal from Mr. White does not benefit the county.



Mr. Burt stated that Gerald Roberts is willing to sell rock to the county for $7.00 per load. Currently we are paying $4.00 per load for large loads and $2.00 for small loads. Commissioner Cannon stated that Horace and Danial Hart have a pit and are interested in selling rock for $4.00 per load.



Mr. Burt reported that the mineral rights for the Rolling property is owned by someone in Texas. The Board advised Mr. Burt to offer $50 per acre for the mineral rights on the Rolling property.



Mr. Burt reported that he, Mr. McQueen, Mr. Barron and Chairman Bush met with representatives from Florida Power and Central Florida Electric. Florida Power agrees to a 1% franchise fee with no advalorem tax off-set. However, if the county chooses to impose a franchise fee of greater than 1%, Florida Power wants an advalorem tax off-set, equal to the amount of franchise fees collected. Central Florida Electric indicated they had no problem with any amount of franchise fees imposed by the county. Mr. Burt added that he is waiting on Nabors Law firm to send a model ordinance for the county's consideration. The Board discussed rolling back one mill on the unincorporated areas of the county.



Mr. Burt stated that G & G Ranch, also known as Trotter Farms, built a horse barn on the line of 2 lots. Only one of the lots is platted. They would like to vacate one of the lots. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to advertise for a public hearing to vacate lot # 23 of Trotter Farms. The motion carried unanimously.



PUBLIC HEARING- ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING 911 ADDRESSING:



Mr. Burt presented an ordinance for the Board's consideration, which would establish a quadrant system for street naming and building numbering. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to adopt the ordinance. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-05



AN ORDINANCE OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA RECOGNIZING

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUADRANT SYSTEM FOR STREET

NAMING AND BUILDING NUMBERING; PROVIDING FOR NUMBERS

TO BE DISPLAYED; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING

FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE

DATE.



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County established the Gilchrist County Quadrant Numbering System; and



WHEREAS, this system covers all of the unincorporated area of the county; and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County has now implemented an emergency telephone number system commonly known as E-911 Telephone System; and



WHEREAS, the E-911 is intricately intertwined, related to and dependent upon a uniform numbering system; and



WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for a uniform numbering system for assignment of address numbers to buildings so that the system may be implemented.



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



SECTION 1. Quadrant System



It is hereby recognized by Ordinance that the Gilchrist County Quadrant Road Numbering System is hereby adopted wherein the County was divided into four (4) sections designated as Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest and the implementation of the quadrant system for the existing roads throughout the County is hereby adopted and ratified.



SECTION 2. Numbers to be Displayed



(a) The owner or occupant of any building or structure, residential or commercial, designated and assigned a number under the quadrant system shall affix said number or numbers in a conspicuous place above, or at the side of said building or structure; provided that the said number or numbers are visible from the road. If the said numbers are not so visible from the road, then the number or numbers shall be placed on a sign or number post in such a way that the numbers can be clearly seen from the roadway.



(b) Whenever any building or structure shall be erected or located in the County, it shall be the duty of the owner, or the contractor on behalf of the owner, to procure the correct number designated and assigned to the building or structure under the quadrant system, and to affix the number in the manner provided in subsection (a) herein. A certificate of occupancy shall not be issued by the building official until the number is affixed as provided by this section.



(c) The number required to be affixed as provided by subsections (a) and (b) herein shall be not less than three (3) inches in height, shall be of a color that contrasts with the color of the part of the building or structure or other fixture to which the number is affixed, and shall be located in a position to be easily discernible from the street fronting the building or structure. Once the number is affixed as provided in this section, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any building or structure to replace the number if the same is removed for any reason.



(d) All buildings and structures existing on the effective date of this ordinance shall comply with the requirements of this Section 2 within three (3) months after being advised of the number assigned to the building or structure. Failure to comply may subject the owner, tenant or other responsible person to proceedings before the Code Enforcement Board.



(e) In the event a principal building is occupied by more than one business or family dwelling unit, each separate front entrance may display a separate number.



(f) The appropriate number will be assigned to each building or structure through the Gilchrist County Building Department.



(g) One of the primary purposes of this ordinance is to assist in providing emergency services to the public and property owners. Accordingly, compliance with the provisions of this ordinance will be specifically required and those in violation with the requirements of this ordinance will be subject to appropriate penalties.



SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY. It is declared to be the intent of the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County that if any section, subsection, clause or provision of this Ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance shall not be affected thereby.



SECTION 4. It is the intention of the Board that the provisions of this Ordinance be incorporated into the Code of Gilchrist County.



SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. A certified copy of this Ordinance as enacted shall be filed by the Clerk of the Board with the office of the Secretary of State of Florida within ten (10) days after the enactment, and this within Ordinance shall take effect in accordance with Section 125.66 (2) of the Florida Statutes.



DULY ADOPTED this 3rd day of April, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



PUBLIC HEARING- REPEAL ORDINANCE 94-15:



Mr. Burt presented an ordinance which would repeal Ordinance 94-15, for the Board's consideration. Ordinance 94-15 granted an economic tax exemption to Ginnie Springs for the expansion of an existing business. According to Mr. Burt, it is his opinion, as well as the opinions of the Property Appraiser and the Property Appraiser's attorney, that the business does not qualify for the tax exemption. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to repeal ordinance 94-15. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-06



AN ORDINANCE RESCINDING ORDINANCE NO. 94-15, WHICH AS

DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: AN ORDINANCE GRANTING PROPERTY

TAX EXEMPTION TO GINNIE SPRINGS RESORT AND BARBARA D.

WRAY, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 196, FLORIDA STATUTES; STATING

THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE BUSINESS; STATING THE COUNTY

REVENUE AND REVENUE LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE GRANTING OF

THE EXEMPTION; DETERMINING THAT THE EXEMPTION MEETS THE

REQUIREMENTS OF CHAPTER 196, FLORIDA STATUTES; DETERMINING

THE PERCENT OF THE EXEMPTION; DETERMINING THE PERIOD OF

TIME FOR WHICH THE EXEMPTION WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT; DES-

CRIBING THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE EXEMPTION; PROVIDING

FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, GILCHRIST COUNTY adopted an Ordinance, numbered 94-15, on December 5, 1994; and



WHEREAS, after subsequent review by the appropriate offices within Gilchrist County, it appears that the statutory requirements for granting the tax exemption have not been specifically met; and



WHEREAS, the County does not have authority to grant tax exemptions unless the statutory requirements are specifically met.



ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDAINED, that Gilchrist County Ordinance No. 94-15 is hereby rescinded and should be considered void ab initio.



ORDAINED in regular session of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, this 3rd day of April, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



CLERK'S REPORT:



The Board unanimously approved the bills presented by the Clerk, upon motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve journal entries 9528 and 9532-9536. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Barron explained journal entries 9530, 9531, 9537, and 9539 to the Board. Journal entry 9530 transfers funds from Veterans Services to Emergency Management for Ms. Latner's position and transfers funds from general reserve to Veterans Services for Mr. Brideson's salary increase. Journal entry 9531 restores Janitorial salaries to the original budget. Journal entry 9537 transfers funds from EMS reserve to EMS salaries and fringe benefits to fund three positions which were inadvertently omitted from the EMS budget. And journal entry 9539 transfers $25,000 from general fund reserve to the library construction project. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve those journal entries. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Barron stated that the transfer from EMS reserve to salaries could impact the Board's decision to fund a remount for one of the emergency vehicles. One option would be to borrow the funds from the bank and amend the EMS budget, paying the loan off in the beginning of the next fiscal year.



Mr. Barron discussed the library construction costs with the Board. As of today's date, the balance of funds available are $11,884.98. It is anticipated that this balance will be utilized for miscellaneous expenses. The total cost of the library project is anticipated to be approximately $115,000.00 or about $25.00 per square foot.



Commissioner Suggs informed the Board that the Library Task Force offered the new regional library position to John Hadden. Mr. Hadden will be moving to the area from Georgia. Mr. Burt and Conrad Bishop, attorney for Lafayette County, will be reviewing the regional library contract.



Commissioner Sheffield questioned Mr. McQueen about a possible conflict between he and Mr. Albert Martin, library construction supervisor. Mr. McQueen stated that he did not have a problem with Mr. Martin.



The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:35 p.m.



CLERK'S REPORT (CONT.)



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about comp time accumulated by department supervisors. According to the Fair Labor Standards, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime or comp time. An exempt employee is one who is salaried, works unsupervised, and supervises other employees. According to that definition, the only exempt employees on the Board's payroll are Mr. McQueen, Mr. Joyner, and Mr. Brittin. Currently, the total liability for comp time accumulated by those three employees are $21,548.00. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to abolish comp time for exempt employees; specifically Mr. Joyner, Mr. McQueen and Mr. Brittin; notifying others with comp time accumulated to use the time, at their supervisor's discretion. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to amend the personnel policy to make a distinction between exempt and non-exempt employees, adding that exempt employees are not eligible for overtime nor comp time. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron reported that fees remitted to the Board for the month of February 1995 totalled $11,149.55.



Mr. Barron stated that he received a bill from Mills Engineering, forwarded from the Sheriff's Department. The bill is for plan preparation for the Sheriff's firing range, which originally was to be located at the landfill. The Board advised Mr. Barron to refer the bill to the Sheriff for payment.



Mr. Barron presented the following SHIP loans for the Board's consideration:



SHIP $ Total Type of

Applicant Requested Cost Project



J. Jones $10,000 $42,636 rehab



M. Douglas $14,120 $14,120 rehab



D. Scott $17,500 $46,907 new/build



F. Grant $16,485 $16,485 rehab



P. Dollar $10,000 $36,275 purchase



K. Wright $17,500 $40,025 purchase



Mr. Barron stated that the P. Dollar purchase is located in The Hills subdivision, which is an unrecorded subdivision not deemed acceptable by the Board. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the above SHIP loans. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about a remount for one of the emergency vehicles. The newest unit has over 50,000 miles and the next unit has over 170,000. Mr. Brittin has received a quote of $46,825 to remount an existing unit with a new chassis. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to authorize Mr. Barron to establish a line of credit for the remount, in the amount of $46,825.00. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt commented that in regards to previous conversation this day about the proposed landfill in Lafayette County; he just learned that it will take a rezoning action to locate a landfill in the proposed site.



Mr. Barron reported that the amount budgeted for Medical Examiner services this fiscal year is $8100.00. A potential budget impact next fiscal year will be the cost of funding court reporters. The Supreme Court requires each chief judge in the circuit to establish plans to bring court reporters into the Fair Labor Standards.



SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS- SUSAN BRYANT:



Ms. Bryant spoke to the Board about relocating polling place 1B to polling place 1C. Since the library has been expanded there will be ample space for the additional voters if the two polling places are combined. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to change the polling place of 1B to be located at the polling place of 1C. The motion carried unanimously.



Ms. Bryant spoke to the Board about renaming the library building. Currently the building is named the Suwannee River Community Center, however, everyone refers to it as the library. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to rename the building the "Gilchrist County Library". The motion carried unanimously.



Ms. Bryant requested that the Board transfer her carry-over from last fiscal year to her budget. Ms. Bryant stated that she needs the funds to continue operations for the remainder of the fiscal year. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to transfer $21,746.00 from the general fund reserve to the Supervisor of Elections budget. The motion carried unanimously.



GILCHRIST COUNTY RECREATION AUTHORITY:



Mr. John Ayers spoke to the Board requesting the donation of surplus wire, which he understands the county possesses. The GCRA would like to use the wire around a ball field. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to donate the wire to the Recreation Authority. The motion carried unanimously.



HUMANE SOCIETY- JEAN DACOSTA:



Ms. Jean DaCosta informed the Board that the Humane Society is sponsoring a low cost rabies vaccination clinic on April 22, 1995 at the Bell Community Center. The cost of the vaccination is $5.00 per animal, and the clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.



COUNTY COORDINATOR'S REPORT:



Mr. McQueen reminded the Board that it is past time for his 6 months evaluation and distributed evaluation forms for the Board members to use to assist in the evaluation process.



Mr. McQueen reported that he has received a letter from the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, notifying the county of ISTEA funds available. According to the letter, ISTEA funds may be used to enhance transportation facilities and services, and the amount of funds available to Gilchrist County are $21,846.00. Mr. McQueen stated that he will get more information on the use of ISTEA funds.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about a request he received from a quilting group. Ms. Joy Graham called Mr. McQueen and would like to use the Leggett precinct building two times each month for a quilting group. They are willing to pay $10 per meeting. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to accept the offer and allow the quilting group to use the Leggett precinct for $20 per month. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen reported that Herring Pressure Wash made an offer to pressure wash the courthouse building for $3386. The Board took no action.



Commissioner Suggs asked Mr. McQueen why the flag is not flying on the flagpole located on the courthouse lawn. Mr. McQueen stated that he would have the flag flying by the next regular board meeting.



Mr. McQueen stated that he received a letter from the City of Trenton, regarding the water line extension to the county jail. There followed discussion of a 6 inch meter installed at the last fire hydrant and who should pay the bill. The city requests the county pay the bill. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to deny payment of the bill.



SCHOOL BOARD- DON THOMAS:



Mr. Don Thomas, School Superintendent, spoke to the Board about a grant application they have submitted for the construction of a new school at Bell. According to Mr. Thomas, if granted, these funds can not be used for paving county roads. The School Board has requested that the county pave the existing road north of the school, (Bell Street) from where the pavement ends running east, to the end of the school board's property. In addition, they would like the county to consider paving a perimeter road, currently a graded road, which would border the school board's property on the east side running in a southerly direction. At this time, they are asking for a letter of commitment from the county so that the architect can begin drawing the plans. The actual road paving would not be needed until 1997. The Board advised Mr. Thomas to speak to the town council of Bell, to determine if they may be able to assist the School Board.



COUNTY COORDINATOR'S REPORT (CONT.):



Mr. McQueen announced that a Water Policy Conference will be held in Lake City, sponsored by the Water Management District, on April 17th. Mr. McQueen added that he will make reservations for anyone wishing to attend.



The Board advised Mr. McQueen that they will hold a special meeting to conduct his 6 months evaluation. Following discussion, the Board agreed to meet on April 17th at 5:00 p.m.



Mr. McQueen reported that the mobile fuel trucks must be under a tractor, according to state regulations.



Mr. McQueen also reported that the water pump at Water's Lake park is operating and the sign has been installed as requested.



Mr. McQueen stated that he discussed Mr. Welch's need for a safe or vault. According to Mr. Welch, it will take an estimated $14,410 for the counters to be re-worked and the door moved. In addition, he has located a used safe for $4000.



Mr. McQueen advised the Board that the Sheriff has encountered problems with setting up the Volunteer's account, and a vendor is waiting for payment. The Board previously approved the Sheriff's request to establish an account, funded with $15,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. According to the auditors, funds cannot be transferred from the LETF without a budget amendment.



Mr. McQueen added that he will discuss various designs with the Tax Collector, including a possible window service, to meet his space needs.



Mr. McQueen presented an application for a proposed amendment to the Land Development Regulations, which will amend the official zoning atlas to change zoning from A-2 to Commercial. The property is located on state road 26 west at the Lotus/BP station. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the amendment application.



Mr. McQueen stated that the governor's office have requested that each county establish a Sesquicentennial Committee, and participate in the state's celebration of 150 years of statehood. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to recognize Florida's 150th year of statehood, by resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-27



A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF GILCHRIST RECOGNIZING FLORIDA

SESQUICENTENNIAL YEAR DURING 1995, AND ENCOURAGING ALL CIT-

IZENS TO SUPPORT THE CELEBRATION AND AFFILIATED ACTIVITIES.



WHEREAS, Florida is a state of significant historical interest, encompassing many cultures and ethnic groups; and



WHEREAS, during its long history it has contributed greatly to the richness of the entire nation; and



WHEREAS, Florida residents and visitors throughout the state should have an opportunity to participate in the celebration of Florida's statehood; and



WHEREAS, this celebration offers an important opportunity to focus on the unique cultural diversity and rich heritage of Gilchrist County; and



WHEREAS, the Florida Sesquicentennial Commission has set aside 1995 to recognize and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Statehood;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY OF GILCHRIST AS FOLLOWS:



Section 1. That the County of Gilchrist does encourage all citizens to do everything possible to ensure that this year is recognized and celebrated accordingly.



Section 2. That the County of Gilchrist does encourage educational institutions to participate in the celebration.



Section 3. That the County of Gilchrist does support and encourage all city governments and its fellow county governments to actively promote and sponsor Florida's Sesquicentennial Year.



PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY OF GILCHRIST ON THIS DATE, APRIL 3, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. McQueen reported that the total cost of the widening project for CR 341 was $22,855.00.



Mr. McQueen stated that a licensed electrician submitted an estimate to re-wire the jail of $1900-$2100.



COUNTY SEAL COMPETITION:



Mr. McQueen reported that a committee reviewed the submissions to the county seal contest. They have ranked those entries submitted and made a recommendation to the Board for first and second place. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield to accept the ranking of the committee. The motion passed by split vote as follows:



Wilkerson- Yes

Sheffield- Yes

Cannon- Yes

Bush- Yes

Suggs- No



At this time, Mr. McQueen revealed the names of the first and second place entrants: Anastasia Reeser, First Place; and Justin Jones, Second Place.



COUNTY COORDINATOR'S REPORT (CONT.):



Mr. McQueen reported that road department employee, Sandy Langford, has been working some overtime hours in order to build up comp time for an upcoming surgery.



Following discussion, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, adopting the position of having no objections to Lafayette County's proposed comprehensive plan amendment to allow landfills to be placed in agricultural zoned properties. The motion carried unanimously.



COMMISSIONER'S COMMITTEE REPORTS:



Commissioner Sheffield reported that the Animal Control Committee has prepared an ordinance for the Board's consideration. He would like to see the ordinance placed on the agenda of a future Board meeting.



Commissioner Sheffield stated that he is concerned about various programs being removed from HRS's jurisdiction, and will continue to monitor those activities.



MISCELLANEOUS:



Commissioner Suggs stated that she would like to attend the Commissioner's Education Program, sponsored by the Florida Association of County Commissioners. The conference will be held April 27th - 28th, in Sarasota. Commissioners Wilkerson, Bush, and Sheffield stated that would also like to attend.



Mr. McQueen presented a list of potential "write-off's" for EMS charges. Some of these charges date back to 1993, with the majority being 1994 charges. Most of these accounts reflect an insurance, medicare or medicaid payment being received. In addition, Mr. McQueen presented a list of "reversals" for the Board's consideration. Reversals are needed when an insurance payment has been received after the charges were written off. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve write-off's totalling $51,990.94 and reversals totalling $83.37. The motion carried unanimously.



Following discussion, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to pay half of the expenses for Mr. Burt to attend a conference sponsored by the Florida Association of County Attorneys. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board agreed to hold a special meeting on April 11th at 5:00 p.m. to review the applications for the position of medical director.



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK