MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MAY 15, 1995



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting on May 15, 1995, at 5:30 p.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, Sam Ferguson, Park Manager, Denise Troyer, Deputy Clerk, Jim Floyd, Sheriff, Stephen and Jean Bell, county residents.



The Board discussed the need to define the role of the Park Board and its relationship with the Board of County Commissioners. Recent legislative action dissolved the Park Board as an independent district, effective June 1, 1995. The Board of County Commissioners will assume the assets and liabilities of the Park Board. The Board must decide if they want the Park Board to function as an advisory board or if they will development and implement policies. Commissioners Sheffield and Suggs stated that they would like to see the Park Board function as an advisory board only, making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners as to policy, budgeting, capital improvements, and expenditures.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to adopt a resolution assuming liabilities of the Gilchrist County Park Board. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-34



A RESOLUTION ASSUMING LIABILITIES OF THE GILCHRIST

COUNTY PARK BOARD.



WHEREAS, Chapter 30778, Laws of Florida 1955, created the Gilchrist County Park Board, and



WHEREAS, by Legislative Act of 1995, the Gilchrist County Park Board has been dissolved, and



WHEREAS, by dissolution of the Gilchrist County Park Board, the assets and liabilities of the Gilchrist County Park Board are being transferred to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, and



WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has the power to provide parks and recreation areas and other recreation and cultural facilities and programs,



WHEREAS, it is the considered judgement of the Board of County Commissioners that public recreational programs and facilities can best be developed and promoted with the assistance of a Park and Recreation Board;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County hereby officially assumes the liabilities of the Gilchrist County Park Board.









RESOLVED this 15th day of May, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution creating an advisory board, upon motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson.



RESOLUTION 95-35



A RESOLUTION CREATING AN ADVISORY BOARD KNOWN AS THE

GILCHRIST COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD.



WHEREAS, Chapter 30778, Laws of Florida 1955, created the Gilchrist County Park Board, and



WHEREAS, by Legislative Act of 1995, the Gilchrist County Park Board has been dissolved, and



WHEREAS, by dissolution of the Gilchrist County Park Board, the assets and liabilities of the Gilchrist County Park Board are being transferred to the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, and



WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners has the power to provide parks and recreation areas and other recreation and cultural facilities and programs,



WHEREAS, it is the considered judgement of the Board of County Commissioners that public recreational programs and facilities can best be developed and promoted with the assistance of a Parks and Recreation Board.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners in a special meeting assembled this 15th day of May, 1995:



1. That there is hereby created an advisory board known

as the Gilchrist County Parks and Recreation Board.



2. That the Board shall be composed of three (3) members, to be appointed by the County Commissioners. Those

three (3) members currently appointed and serving on

the Gilchrist County Park Board by Legislative Act

shall continue to serve and are hereby appointed to

carry out the term of office to which each was

originally appointed and thereafter, or their successors, for terms of four (4) years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original

appointments. Compensation for members of the Board

shall be determined by separate resolution.



3. That the Board shall appoint from its membership a

chairman and such other officers as it may deem

necessary for orderly procedure of business and may

adopt by-laws, rules, regulations of policies to

govern its procedures not inconsistent with State

laws or local ordinances. The Board shall hold re-

gular meetings at such times and places as it may

designate, not less frequently than quarterly.



4. The County Coordinator of Gilchrist County shall

serve as secretary to the Gilchrist County Parks and

Recreation Board and shall keep the necessary records.



5. That the Board will act in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners overseeing development,

operation, and management of sound recreation programs

and facilities, and shall make recommendations relat-

ing thereto to the Board of County Commissioners. No

items pertaining to acquisition of park land, con-

struction of permanent recreational facilities, or

major policy decisions shall be approved by the Board

of County Commissioners until the plans or documents

therefore have been submitted to the Parks and Re-

creation Board for recommendation.



6. That all resolutions of the County in conflict

herewith are hereby repealed.



7. That this resolution shall become effective on June 1,

1995.



RESOLVED, in special meeting this 15th day of May, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Following discussion, the Board agreed to hold a workshop on franchise fees during its regular meeting June 5th, and set a public hearing for adoption of the local option gas tax for June 6th, at 7:00 p.m.



Mr. Barron stated that Stephen and Jean are in attendance to discuss their SHIP loan and a possible refinancing effort. The Bells were awarded a SHIP loan to purchase an existing home and the current balance on their deferred loan is $19,841.00. The Tri-County Bank holds a first mortgage with a balance of approximately $22,000. The Bells have applied for refinancing with an finance company, AABCO. AABCO wants the county to assume a second mortgage and behind a total new first mortgage of $37,400. This would bring the total indebtedness to $57,241. Mr. Barron stated that he, as finance officer of the county, cannot recommend that the Board approve this request because it would exceed the $55,000 maximum award in effect at the time the SHIP loan was approved, and it would also exceed the appraised value of the home, which is approximately $40,000. Ms. Bell stated that the first mortgage at Tri-County Bank is for 12 years with an adjustable rate. AABCO is offering a fixed rate for 30 years, and they would be able to pay off the mortgage at Tri-County Bank, and consolidate some bills, which they need to do because their income has decreased. Mr. Burt suggested that the county could subordinate the amount up to the appraised value of the home. Mr. Barron stated that he did not have a problem with that suggestion, providing the total financing does not exceed the appraised value. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to subordinate up to the appraised value of the home. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron reported that he has approved an emergency repair SHIP loan in the amount of $4990.00 for Silistine Clark.



The Board unanimously approved a letter of intent to participate in the DCA Drug Control grant, following a motion from Commissioner Wilkerson, which was seconded by Commissioner Suggs.



Sheriff Floyd discussed problems he has experienced with United Fuels. After 12:00 noon, bulk fuel cannot be purchase. During a recent storm, his department was unable to purchase fuel. The Board agreed to review the fuel contract at budget time and possible solicit bids for fuel.



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 7:10 p.m. was made by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK