MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JUNE 5, 1995



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on June 5, 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, Bill Clifton, Mayor of Trenton, Joye Brown, Department of Transportation, Robert Moeller, Attorney, Jim Floyd, Gilchrist County Sheriff, Jim Cooper, Chief Deputy, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department, D. Ray Harrison, Property Appraiser, Gary Reeser, cartologist, David Branson, District Manager, Florida Power Corp., Mark Gluckman, Mike Hayes, Carol McQueen, George Cole, George Manners, Harold Sanders, Jesse Arnold, Sam Ferguson, Verna Eady, Sheree Lancaster, Dan Hendrix, Frank Grant, Clyde Forbes, Trenda Slaughter, Joe Dixon, Ed Capps, Vernon Layfield, and Sarah Collis, county residents.



Minutes of Previous:



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



April 3, 1995

April 11, 1995

April 17, 1995

April 24, 1995

April 24, 1995

May 3, 1995



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Barron reported that he received notice from the Department of Environmental Protection that a monitoring well at the landfill has tested for levels of lead, which exceed the acceptable limits. He has spoken to Mary Nogas, DEP, and she has agreed to allow the county to retest during the normal testing cycle in July, providing the county complete a technical paper on justification of filtered samples. Mr. Barron stated that he relayed this information to Lee Mills, who will have to contact the DEP office in Tallahassee for permission to perform this type of test.



After review of the bills, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the bills. The motion carried unanimously.



Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve journal entries 9552-9558. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve budget entry 9551. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron stated that Mr. McQueen will need authority to establish park positions since the park board has been dissolved. These positions will be the same as the existing positions, as well as positions to be filled for the season. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to authorize Mr. McQueen to establish those positions.



Mr. Barron requested authorization to create items within the general fund, transferring funds from the reserve to establish park expenditure line items. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to authorize Mr. Barron to create those items in general fund, transferring funds from the reserve. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron received a letter from the city of Trenton stating their position on the local option gas tax.



According to Mr. Barron, the Community Counseling Center has been utilizing Hart Springs for several years for their clients. In the past, the Park Board has allowed them to visit the park at no charge. The clients attend as a group, supervised by the Counseling Center and generally use the park only a few times each summer. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to allow the Community Counseling Center, a nonprofit organization, the use of Hart Springs park at no charge. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron presented a SHIP application on behalf of William Tomlinson, for the purchase of an existing home. The total cost is $26,900 and they qualify for $17,500 in SHIP funds. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the loan, subject to an acceptable appraisal. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron received a letter from Sheree Lancaster inquiring on behalf of Johnny Lee McGee, as to whether the county has considered selling a small portion of land in the city of Trenton near Mr. McGees property. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to declare the property surplus, and notify adjacent property owners that the county will solicit sealed bids for the property, which is approximately 1/20th of an acre. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board advised Mr. Barron to figure raises for county employees at 4% or $600, (whichever is the highest), for budgeting purposes for next fiscal year.



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about the senior retirement classification which the Board approved for Mr. McQueen during the evaluation process. According to Florida Statutes, a public hearing will be required to establish such a classification. The Board agreed to hold a public hearing in August.



Attorney's Report:



Mr. Burt reported that the administrative hearing officer has recommended an order to DCA, finding the county's comprehensive plan in compliance. The intervenors could appeal through district court. To date, the cost to the county has been about $10,000 and approximately $20,000 to the state, as a result of the intervenors actions.



Mr. Burt stated that he received a proposed budget/contract for family mediation from Judge Sanders. Since these services are funded by the people who use them, there should be no impact on the budget. The Judge is asking for an effective date of July 1st. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the contract from July 1st through September 30, 1995; authorizing Mr. Burt to send a letter to Judge Sanders stating that the remainder may be considered for the next fiscal year beginning October 1, 1995. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt reported that several counties have contributed to Baker County's legal expenses in regards to their pursuit of franchise fees. The amounts vary from county to county. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to contribute $500 toward the legal fees incurred by

Baker County. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt presented a draft ordinance for the Board's consideration which will define what impact fees can be spent on more specifically. The Board suggested that exemption rights be transferable. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to set a public hearing for 10:30 a.m. on July 3rd. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt stated that Dan Hendrix has filed a petition to close a road which leads to his property. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to set a public hearing, by resolution, to consider vacation of a portion of a road. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-36



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA SETTING PUBLIC HEARING ON

A VACATION OF A PORTION OF A ROAD KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST

19TH CIRCLE, LANCASTER ESTATES, 1ST EDITION.



WHEREAS, DAN L. HENDRICKS and LUCY J. HENDRICKS, his wife, have petitioned the Board of County Commissioners to vacate a portion of a road known as Southwest 19th Circle, Lancaster Estates, 1st Edition, Gilchrist County, Florida, said road to be vacated is described as follows:



That portion of Southwest 19th Circle described as follows:



Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 21, Lancaster

Estates, a subdivision as per plat thereof as recorded in

Plat Book 1 on page 94 of the public records of Gilchrist

County, Florida. Thence run North 86 degrees, 43 minutes,

11 seconds East, along the South line of said Lot 21, 515.53 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue

North 86 degrees, 43 minutes, 11 seconds East, along said

South line of Lot 21 and hereby designated as Point A.

Return to the Point of Beginning and run South 2 degrees,

33 minutes, 47 seconds West, 60 feet; then run North 86

degrees, 43 minutes, 11 seconds East to a point that is

South 02 degrees, 34 minutes, 52 seconds East of Point A;

thence run North 02 degrees, 34 minutes, 52 seconds West

to Point A. Thence run Westerly along the South line of

Lot 21 to the Point of Beginning and to close.



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, that at 10:30 a.m. on August 7, 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 5th day of June, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. McQueen stated that several people have suggested that the new library building be named the "A. F. Martin Building", in recognition of his services to the county. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for June 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to name the new library building the "A. F. Martin Building", by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.



RESOLUTION 95-37



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County has completed renovation of its public library, and



WHEREAS, A. F. Martin provided the County with valuable assistance in the renovation of that building as well as many other building projects in and for Gilchrist County, and



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Public Library has been placed on that real property as described on that certain deed to Gilchrist County as recorded in Official Records Book 162, page 544 of the Public Records of Gilchrist County, Florida, and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County, through its Board of County Commissioners is desiring to honor A. F. Martin for his many contributions to Gilchrist County,



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of Commissioners that the building housing the Gilchrist County Public Library shall be and henceforth known as the "A. F. Martin Building".



RESOLVED in regular meeting of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners this 5th day of June, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt presented a petition, filed by G.M.G. Ranch, to vacate a portion of tract 23, Gil Crest Farm. Following discussion, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to vacate, by resolution, a portion of tract 23, Gil Crest Farm. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-38



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, VACATING THE WESTERLY 31.69

FEET OF TRACT 23, GIL CREST FARM, GILCHRIST COUNTY,

FLORIDA.



WHEREAS, G.M.G. RANCH, a Florida partnership, is the owner of Tract 23, Gil Crest Farm, a subdivision as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 88 of the Public records of Gilchrist County, Florida; and



WHEREAS, all state and county taxes on the above described property have been paid; and



WHEREAS, there exists on the West boundary of said parcel a horse barn encroached onto the above described property; and



WHEREAS, the encroachment is approximately 19.9 feet onto said Tract 23 as above described; and



WHEREAS, in order to eliminate the encroachment, the owner desires to vacate the Westerly 31.69 feet of Tract 23 as above described and allow the said 31.69 feet to attach to and be a part of the property described hereinafter as Parcel 2:



Commence at the Northwest corner of Tract 23 of Gil Crest

Farm, a subdivision as per plat thereof, as recorded in

Plat Book 1, page 88 of the public records of Gilchrist

County, Florida, as and for a Point of Beginning. Thence

run South 01 degrees 13 minutes 02 seconds East, 636.69

feet; thence run South 88 degrees 38 minutes 49 seconds

West, 655.68 feet; then run North 01 degrees 0 minutes

26 seconds West, 630.59 feet; thence run North 88 degrees

06 minutes 42 seconds East, 653.41 feet to the Point of

Beginning and to close. All lying and being in Section 7,

Township 9 South, Range 15 East, Gilchrist County, Florida.



and



WHEREAS, the vacating of the plat as it applies to the West 31.69 feet of Tract 23 will not affect the ownership or right of convenient access of persons owning other parts of said subdivision known as Gil Crest Farm;



NOW, THEREFORE, the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners hereby resolves that the Westerly 31.69 feet of Tract 23, as above described, is hereby vacated.



RESOLVED this 5th day of June, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Commissioner Suggs announced that the Transportation for Disadvantaged Program will be coordinated by the Tri-County Council for Senior Citizens, as a result of recent actions taken by the Transportation for Disadvantaged Committee.



The Board discussed the upcoming NACo National Convention, which will be held in Atlanta during the month of July. Commissioner Suggs and Chairman Bush expressed interest in attending. Gilchrist County has never sent a representative/voting delegate to the national convention, and since it will be held in Atlanta, which is relatively close, this may be the first year Gilchrist County will be represented on a national level.



The Board agreed to install rumble strips at the intersection of CR 344 and CR 341, and east on CR 337. In addition, the Board agreed to install a 4-way stop sign near the intersection of Ben and Carol Lindseys home.



Awards Presentation- County Seal Contest:



Chairman Bush presented certificates for first and second place to Anastasia Reeser and Justin Jones, respectively. In addition, Ms. Reeser received a savings bond for $100 and Mr. Jones received a savings bond for $50.



The Board recessed for lunch at 11:52 a.m. and returned at 1:15 p.m.



County Coordinator's Report:



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about purchasing a bush hog for the road department. Both bush hogs are in bad shape; the smaller is beyond repair and parts are hard to find for the larger bush hog. Mr. McQueen received quotes and the lowest quote submitted for a bush hog is $5181.00. This amount is below the amount required for sealed bids, however, it is more than the $5000, which requires Board approval. There followed discussion regarding the need of a bush hog at the landfill. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to purchase a mower for the landfill and a mower for the road department. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen reported that Mr. Kincaid has offered to purchase the county's recycling conveyor belt. Recently, several people have expressed an interest in purchasing it and the county currently has no use for the conveyor belt. Inmates are working at the landfill sorting the recyclables and are not allowed to work a conveyor belt. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to declare the conveyor belt surplus property, and to solicit bids

for the purchase thereof. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield and unanimously approved.



Mr. McQueen stated that he has received two letters of interest to serve on the library board and asked if the Board would like to make a decision today or next month. The Board agreed to make a decision during their July meeting.



A county-wide inspection of fire departments by the state has begun with the Trenton department completed. The inspector was called away but anticipates returning.



Mr. McQueen reported that DCA performed a site visit to Gilchrist County in conjunction with out CDBG application. There are several areas which will require attention and Mr. McQueen has begun to address those areas.



Mr. McQueen asked the Board if they would like to apply for Solid Waste grants for the 95-96 fiscal year. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to apply for grant funds next fiscal year. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen stated that Southern Bell has issued a new letter of intent, special service arrangement agreement, and E911 forecasted system pricing, based on 5,113 residences. The total monthly cost will be reduced approximately $60 per month. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the special service arrangement agreement and authorized the chairman to sign same, along with the letter of intent. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about the 911 addressing project. Since Mr. Reeser has been removed from the addressing/verification process and is working on tax roll certification, Ms. Epperson has been working on the project. Ms. Epperson is expected to return to the EMS department soon. According to Mr. McQueen, an EMS employee, Ed Gonzales, has computer skills and is a certified building inspector. Mr. McQueen would like to see Mr. Gonzales utilized for this project as well as fill in for Mr. Rehberg when he is unable to make an inspection. Before 911 addresses can be dispatched, the addresses must be tied to XY coordinates.



Bid Opening- Courthouse Lawn Maintenance:



Mr. Barron opened the bids for lawn maintenance for the county courthouse, annex building, county agent's building, and the EMS stations in Trenton and Bell. Those bids were read aloud as follows:



Florida Lawn Masters II $244.00 per mo.

Gainey $350.00 per mo.

Colson Lawn Service $500.00 per mo.

C & J Landscaping $ 96.00 per mo.



Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to table further discussion; authorizing Mr. McQueen to contact the apparent low bidder, C & J Landscaping and verify that their bid includes all lawns advertised. The motion carried unanimously.



Joye Brown- Department of Transportation:



Ms. Joye Brown spoke to the Board about DOT's Five Year Work Plan. According to Ms. Brown, there have been no changes to the plan since last November, however, turn lanes have been added for Wacasassa Road on State Road 26, with a scheduled completion date of fiscal year 97-98. Also included in the Five Year Work Plan are mill and resurface work on U.S. 129 and SR 26 in Trenton. Mayor Clifton spoke to Ms. Brown about the city of Trenton's drainage problems. Several streets hold a great deal

of water in town after heavy rainfalls. Ms. Brown stated that she would note those problems for possible future corrections. Ms. Brown announced that the legislature is no longer funding the Local Cooperative Assistance Program (50/50). Ms. Brown invited the Board to attend a workshop in Lake City on July 12th at 7:00 p.m., for Implementing Florida 20/20 Program.



Robert Moeller- Dixie, Levy Greenways:



Mr. Moeller spoke to the Board about a project to develop greenways and trails from Cross City to Chiefland. The project began as a Town of Cross City project, and has received support from the city of Fanning Springs, Chiefland, and Trenton. CSX has abandoned the railway from Trenton to Cross City and the Town of Cross City would like the trails to extend to the city of Trenton. They are proposing that the state purchase the abandoned railway and develop the trail. Mr. Moeller showed a video he filmed at the St. Marks Trail, and answered questions from the public and Board members. Following discussion the Board agreed to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. The Board asked Mr. Moeller to return and show the video.



Gilchrist Sheriff's Volunteers:



Representatives from the Sheriff's Volunteers were present and asked the Board if they could install their crime watch neighborhood signs on existing county sign poles. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to allow the installation of their signs on the county's poles. The motion carried unanimously.



Sheriff Floyd:



Sheriff Floyd spoke to the Board about an opportunity he has to hire a communications supervisor. Due to the down-scaling at the Florida Highway Patrol station in Cross City, he has the opportunity to hire a person with over 20 years experience in communications. The Sheriff added that he has funds in his budget to pay the salary for the remainder of this fiscal year, however, he would like the Board to assist him beginning next fiscal year. He is unable to offer the job to the individual unless he knows it will be a permanent job. According to Sheriff Floyd, this person's experience will complement the county's 911 operation. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to assist the Sheriff with funding for the communications supervisor position next fiscal year. The motion carried unanimously.



Property Appraiser:



Mr. Harrison spoke to the Board about the 911 addressing, and his need for additional staff to complete the project. Mr. Harrison believes he may have enough funds to hire someone part time to finish the verification process. Mr. Blanchard suggested that someone with the Sheriff's Volunteers with computer experience may be available to finish the project on a volunteer basis. The Board advised Mr. Blanchard to determine if someone from the Sheriff's Volunteers would be available.



Workshop- Utility Taxes/Franchise Fees:



The Board discussed the possible imposition of franchise fees and the use of such revenues. Commissioner Wilkerson stated that if the county imposes a 6% franchise fee, he would like to see a reduction in ad valorem property taxes. Mr. Barron suggested that the half mill collected for fire services outside the incorporated areas could be dropped, thereby granting some relief. According to Mr. Barron, franchise fees could be used to fund fire services, as well as many other governmental services, including transportation. There followed discussion of various county roads in need of repair. Mr. Barron commented

that Lee Mills could estimate the amount needed to repair county road 340 as well as other roads. Mr. Burt stated that Central Florida Electric is ready to participate, and the majority of county residents in the unincorporated areas are customers of Central Florida Electric. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to authorize Mr. Burt to negotiate an agreement on the county's behalf with Central Florida Electric. The motion carried unanimously. The Board agreed to hold a public hearing to adopt an ordinance imposing franchise fees on July 3rd at 7:00 p.m.



Public Hearing- Land Development Regulations Amendment 95-1:



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about LDR Amendment 95-01, pointing out that this amendment would amend the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations, from Agriculture-2 to Commercial Intensive. This is an application submitted by the Board of County Commissioners, and the property involved is the "Lotus BP" property. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve, by ordinance, LDR Amendment 95-01. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-07



AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 93-04, AS AMENDED;

RELATING TO THE REZONING OF LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT (5%)

OF THE TOTAL LAND AREA OF GILCHRIST COUNTY; PROVIDING

FOR REZONING FROM AGRICULTURE-2 (A-2) TO COMMERCIAL,

INTENSIVE (CI) OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCOR-

PORATED AREA OF GILCHRIST COUNTY; 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, Florida, hereinafter referred to as the Board of County Commissioners, to prepare, adopt and enforce Land Development Regulations;



WHEREAS, Sections 163.3161 to 163.3215, Florida Statutes, requires the Board of County Commissioners to prepare and adopt regulations concerning the use of land and water to implement the County's Comprehensive Plan;



WHEREAS, an application, LDR 95-1, for an amendment, as described below, to the Official Zoning Atlas of the Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations, has been filed with the County;



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



WHEREAS, pursuant to the Section 163.3174, 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 Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations 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 and the Concurrency Management Analysis Report concerning said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners approval of said application for amendment, as described below, to the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations; and





WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 125.66, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners, held a public hearing, with due public notice having been provided, on said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations and at said public hearing, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed and considered all comments received during said public hearing, including the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, serving also as the Local Planning Agency, and the Concurrency Management Analysis Report concerning said application for an amendment, as described below, to the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations.



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



Section 1. Pursuant to an application, LDR 95-01, by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, to amend the Official Zoning Atlas of the County's Land Development Regulations by changing the zoning district on certain lands within the unincorporated area of the County, the zoning district of the following described property is hereby changed from AGRICULTURE-2 (A-2) to COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE (CI):



The North 400 feet of a parcel described as follows:

Commence at the South 1/4 Section Corner of Section 15,

Township 10 South, Range 14 East, for a point of

reference. Thence run along the said 1/4 Section line,

North 00 degrees 30 minutes 58 seconds West, 1,312.45

feet; thence run South 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds

West, 1,043.30 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 39

minutes 51 seconds West, 2,626.61 feet; thence run South

00 degrees 22 minutes 15 seconds East, 989.56 feet;

thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 29 seconds East,

2,628.89 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing

23.88 acres more or less.



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.



Section 5. Authority. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the authority granted by Section 125.01 and Section 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 5th day of June, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Emergency Management Report:



Mr. McQueen reported that the Division of Emergency Management just completed its first audit of the EMA grants, both Civil Defense and the grant for his position. According to Mr. McQueen, the audit went well.



Attorney's Report (cont.):



Mr. Burt spoke to the Board about their lots at Wannee and J. Williams offer to purchase those lots on behalf of property owners in the area. The law requires that adjacent property owners be notified if the Board decides to sale property, however, the adjacent property owners are the parties interested in purchasing the property. The lots are too small to obtain a septic tank permit and are useless to anyone except the adjacent property owners. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to sell the property to the Montagues and the Williams'. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-39



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County is the owner of Lots 1 and 2, Block 38, Wannee, as subdivision in Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, and Lot 8 in Block 10 of Wannee, a subdivision in Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, and



WHEREAS, J. Williams as Trustee desires to purchase the lots at $300.00 per lot on behalf of Thomas Nelson Montague and Leeana D. Montague, his wife as to Lots 1 and 2, Block 38 and John W. Williams and Laura J. Williams, his wife as to Lot 8, Block 10, and



WHEREAS, due to the size, shape, location and value of the parcel, it is determined by the Board that the parcels are of use only to the adjacent property owners who are Thomas Nelson Montague and Leeana D. Montague as to Lots 1 and 2, Block 38 and John W. Williams and Laura J. Williams, his wife as to Lot 8, Block 10, and



WHEREAS, providing notice to adjacent property owners under Section 125.32(2) would produce no results since the adjacent property owners are the said Thomas Nelson Montague and Leeana D. Montague, his wife and John W. Williams and Laura J. Williams, his wife,



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



1. Lots 1 and 2, Block 38, Town of Wannee, a subdivision in Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 14 East of Gilchrist County, Florida be conveyed to Thomas Nelson Montague and Leeana D. Montague, his wife, for $600 ($300.00 each lot).



2. Lot 8, Block 10, Town of Wannee, a subdivision in Section 8, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, Gilchrist County, Florida be conveyed to John W. Williams and Laura J. Williams, his wife, for $300.00.



3. The Chairman or Vice Chairman and the Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute deeds to convey the properties as described in paragraphs 1 and 2.



RESOLVED in regular meeting of the Gilchrist County Commissioners this 5th day of June, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt spoke to the Board about the property recently purchased by the American Legion and the FFA Alumni. According to current land regulations, both organizations will need a special exception permit to construct a club house and rodeo, respectively. They have requested that the Board waive the permit fee to apply for a special exception. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to waive the permit fee for a special exception for the American Legion and the FFA Alumni. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen reminded the Board that the new water line project to the jail has not been complete because of the library construction project. Now that the library job is finished, he would like Mr. Martin to go back to the water line project, however, there are no funds remaining to complete the line. According to Mr. Martin, approximately $3000 in materials is needed to finish the job. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to authorize Mr. Martin to complete the water line to the jail and make various repairs needed at the courthouse building; authorizing the transfer of $3000 from the general fund reserve. The motion carried unanimously.



Public Hearing- Animal Control:



Due to a lack of public participation, the Board agreed to hold another public hearing on the proposed animal control ordinance, during its regular meeting in August.



NACo National Convention:



The Board unanimously agreed to approve travel expenses for Commissioner Suggs to attend the national convention, following a motion from Commissioner Wilkerson, which was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield.



County Coordinator's Report (cont.):



Mr. McQueen reported that Billy Cannon is still out with a worker's comp injury and may not be released to return to work. Worker's comp may retrain him for another job, however, that has not yet been determined.



Mr. McQueen announced that Clark Cannon will be retiring the last Thursday in July.



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made at 6:35 p.m. by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK