MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD DECEMBER 4, 1995



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on December 4, 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



Other persons in attendance were: Jackie R. Barron, Ex-Officio Clerk, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, Emergency Management/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell & Sam Ferguson, Deputy Clerks, Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, Jim Cooper, Chief Deputy Sheriff, Marvin Weaver, County Extension Agent, Roy Watson, Universal Heavy Equipment Sales, George Manners, Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Sarah Collis, Lamar Hines, Meveree Carlisle, and Steven Kelly, county residents.



Minutes of the meetings held September 25th and September 28th, along with the monthly bills, were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioner Cannon.



Attorney's Report:



Mr. Burt reported that Dixie County is interested in building its own hazardous waste collection center. Alachua County has extended an offer to Gilchrist County to participate with their collection program. They are proposing two collection sites in Gilchrist County, for a rate of $3000 per year, which is a reduction of $1000 over last year. The Board asked Mr. Burt to contact Alachua County and inquire if Gilchrist can have three sites instead of two. The Board would like to establish collection sites in Trenton, Bell and Fanning Springs.



Mr. Burt spoke to the Board about the Code Enforcement Board vacancies. A resignation has been received from Ken Frey, which is the third vacancy. Mr. Burt recommends that the Board advertise the vacancies in the local paper.



Mr. Burt presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, which would rescind their previous resolution offering administrative assistance with the GCRA "Field of Dreams" grant project. It was discussed in a previous meeting that the property GCRA is using for a match is titled to GCRA, therefore, the grant agreement would have to be between GCRA and DEP. The Board agreed they would be willing to offer assistance when needed, however, the Board should not be a party to the agreement. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to adopt the resolution, rescinding resolution 95-57. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-81



RESOLUTION REVOKING RESOLUTION 95-57 RELATING TO THE

ADMINISTRATION OF A STATE GRANT WITH THE GILCHRIST

COUNTY RECREATIONAL AUTHORITY.



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Commission adopted Resolution 95-57 on September 11, 1995; and



WHEREAS, the Gilchrist County Attorney has conferred with officials of DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) since passing of that Resolution and has been informed that the value of the land cannot be included as part of the County match since the property is not in the name of the County; and



WHEREAS, the Department of Environmental Protection has stated that the value of the land can be included if the grantee under the Grant Agreement is the Gilchrist County Recreational Authority, Inc.; and



WHEREAS, the best interest of the county would be served by having the grant in the name of the Gilchrist County Recreational Authority, Inc. and to be administered by the Gilchrist County Recreational Authority, Inc.;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners that Resolution 95-57 be, and is hereby, revoked effective upon adoption of this Resolution.



ADOPTED in regular session this 4th day of December, 1995 by the Board of County Commissioners, Gilchrist County.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Mr. Burt reported that employees in the EMS department have filed a petition with the Public Employees Relations Committee to unionize. Mr. Burt recommends that the county use Mr. Bill Andrews, an attorney who specializes in labor and employment laws to assist with the case; Mr. Andrews firm assisted with the county's personnel policy. Mr. Barron stated that it is his understanding that some of the issues involved are not salary related, such as concerns about current management, lack of direction and input. Mr. Burt stated that Mr. Andrews would like to meet with the Board, and suggested a teleconference between Mr. Andrews office, Chairman Bush, Mr. McQueen, Mr. Brittin, and himself, be held in his office, before Mr. Andrews meets with the full board. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to authorize Mr. Burt to set a teleconference with Mr. Andrews. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Burt presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, should they elect to impose non-ad valorem special assessments for fire service. Mr. Burt explained that adopting the resolution does not obligate the Board to impose special assessments for fire service, however, if the resolution is not adopted, the Board would eliminate the option to collect special assessments for fire service. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-82



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, ELECTING TO USE THE UNIFORM

METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

LEVIED IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE COUNTY; STATING

A NEED FOR SUCH LEVY; PROVIDING FOR THE MAILING OF THIS

RESOLUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida (the "County") is contemplating the imposition of special assessments for the provision of fire protection services and facilities; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County intends to use the uniform method for collecting non-ad valorem special assessments for the cost of providing fire protection services and facilities to property within the unincorporated area of the County as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, as amended, because this method will allow such special assessments to be collected annually commencing in November 1996, in the same manner as provided for ad valorem taxes; and



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County held a duly advertised public hearing prior to the adoption of this Resolution, proof of publication of such hearing being attached hereto as Exhibit A;



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



1. Commencing with the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 1996 and with the tax statement mailed for such Fiscal Year, the County intends to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments authorized in Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, as amended, for collecting non-ad valorem assessments for the cost of providing fire protection services and facilities. Such non-ad valorem assessments shall be levied within the unincorporated area of the County. A legal description of such area subject to the assessment is attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated by reference.



2. The County hereby determines that the levy of the assessments is needed to fund the cost of fire protection services and facilities within the unincorporated area of the County.



3. Upon adoption, the County Clerk is hereby directed to send a copy of this Resolution by United States mail to the Florida Department of Revenue, the Gilchrist County Tax Collector, and the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser by January 10, 1996.



4. This Resolution shall be effective upon adoption.



DULY ADOPTED this 4th day of December, 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 a request received from Dan Hendrix, local realtor. Mr. Hendrix is interested in purchasing a parcel of property located south of the Leggett precinct, off CR 138. This property does not comply with the subdivision ordinance. Mr. Burt added that Mr. Hendrix could purchase the property and plat as a minor subdivision. The Board took no action.



Mr. Burt stated that he had a meeting with representatives from Florida Power last week. Florida Power indicated they will not contest a one percent franchise fee. Central Florida Electric would like the Board to stipulate a two year period of collecting franchise fees, due to the on-going litigation of the Baker County case.



Commissioner Sheffield asked Mr. Burt if Larry Martin has signed a release of liability form regarding his use of county right-of-way. Mr. Burt replied that Mr. Martin indicated that he would be by in today to sign the form.



Mr. Burt presented a copy of the letter he sent to John Landers, regarding the road maintenance for Santa Fe Landing Subdivision. In the letter, Mr. Burt advised Mr. Landers that he is responsible for bringing the roads in that subdivision up to the county's standards.



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Barron reported that Julian and Wyline White, owners of a local nursery, would like to quit claim approximately 80 feet of right-of-way, to the county in S6 T9S R15E. The south end of the ROW is 65.5 feet wide and the north end is 83.5 feet wide. Commissioner Cannon made a motion to authorize Mr. Burt to prepare a deed. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, and unanimously approved.



Mr. Barron stated that he and Mr. McQueen have met over the last two weeks to discuss the county's fire plan, and asked Mr. McQueen to update the Board. This plan is a county wide plan, and currently there are several areas of the county that are not within a five mile radius of a fire department. Mr. McQueen stated that the foremost question involved in the proposed plan is, what benefit will the residents living in the county achieve by improved fire protection. Contact was made with five different insurance companies to determine various ranges of coverage for mobile homes, as well as homes constructed concrete block and frame. The property appraiser's office provided him with the number of mobile homes in the county, as well as the number of single family residences constructed of concrete block and frame. The property appraiser also provided the appraised values of these structures, and the insurance companies provided premiums, based on structure type and appraisals. Research shows that if a fire department is rated a class 9, the concrete block homeowners in that fire department's district could save approximately 21% to 33% on their insurance premiums (over a class 10 rating). If a fire department is rated a class 8, the mobile homeowners, as well as the concrete block and frame homeowners in that fire department's district could save up to approximately 40% on their insurance premiums (over a class 10 rating). Mobile homes do not receive a break from the insurance companies until the ISO rating is a class 8. Most fire departments in the county have a class 10 rating, therefore the first goal is to bring all fire departments to a class 9 rating, and from there to a class 8 rating. In order to cover the three areas in the county that currently do not have coverage (those areas located more than five miles from a fire department), three satellite stations could be established. There are items which will have to be housed at the satellite station in order to qualify for an ISO rating of 9, including a capability of providing 300 gallons of water and a 50 gallons per minute pump. In order to establish three satellite stations, suitable property needs to be located and a building will be needed for each site. Metal buildings could be used, so long as the building could be made secure. The county owns some property that may be suitable for establishing satellite stations. A county-wide fire service would provide more accountability for fireman's equipment because each fireman would have to sign for the equipment in his possession. If the funds were available now, a county-wide ISO rating of 9 could be achieved in three months. Mr. Barron asked Mr. Weaver, county extension agent, if IFAS, through the University of Florida, might be able to assist the county in developing a rural volunteer fire department. There is a possibility that used military equipment could be available through IFAS. Mr. Weaver stated he would speak to the people at IFAS. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to request assistance from IFAS, by resolution, through its county extension office for rural development and implementation and education for fire protection services. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-84



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA THROUGH IFAS REGARDING

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RURAL FIRE PRO-

TECTION SERVICE.



WHEREAS, growth in Gilchrist County has necessitated improvement in its fire protection system; and



WHEREAS, as part of its program, the County seeks assistance through the University of Florida through its Institute for Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS); and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County has access to IFAS through its County Agricultural Agent;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that this resolution shall act as the request of the County, through its Gilchrist County Agricultural Agent, for assistance of the University of Florida through IFAS and its Extension Service to develop an educational program and to further provide assistance in developing and implementing a Rural Fire Protection Service for Gilchrist County, Florida.



RESOLVED this 4th day of December, 1995.



GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution urging the state insurance commissioner to delay implementation of the proposed ISO insurance rating system indefinitely, following a motion from Commissioner Sheffield, which was seconded by Commissioners Suggs.



RESOLUTION 95-83



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA, URGING THE STATE INSURANCE

COMMISSIONER TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED

ISO INSURANCE RATING SYSTEM INDEFINITELY, OR UNTIL

SUCH TIME AS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THROUGH THEIR REPRE-

SENTATIVE ASSOCIATIONS, BECOME PART OF THE PROGRAM

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.



WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of Gilchrist County that the Insurance Commissioner is considering the implementation of a rating system for local Building Departments; and



WHEREAS, it is understood that such rating system is intended for use by the insurance industry to establish insurance rates on new homes and businesses; and



WHEREAS, the justification for adopting comparative benchmarks has not been disclosed; and



WHEREAS, ratings of Building Departments, once established, will not be subject to re-rating for five years; and



WHEREAS, local governments have not been involved in developing the rating system; and



WHEREAS, if a cost analysis has been accomplished as to the budgetary and staffing impact on local Building Departments, it has not been shared with local governments; and



WHEREAS, existing structures will be unable to receive more favorable rates unless certified by an architect or engineer to meet certain criteria; and



(1) The Board hereby urges the State Insurance Commissioner to place the proposed insurance rating system on hold indefinitely or until such time as local governments, through their representative associations, become part of the program development process.



(2) The Board is extremely concerned about the potential consequences of the ISO rating system and hereby urges the Governor and Cabinet to consider input from local governments and segments of the building industry prior to its implementation.



(3) The Board hereby directs the Clerk to provide certified copies of this resolution to the Governor and Cabinet, Legislators, all County Commissioners in the State of Florida, the Florida Association of Counties, the Florida League of Cities, Florida Association of Home Builders and Gilchrist County Building Department.



GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

/s/Wilbur Bush

/s/V. C. Cannon

/s/Jimmie Sheffield

/s/Fred Wilkerson

` /s/Sue B. Suggs



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board recessed for lunch at 12:20 p.m. and reconvened at 1:35 p.m.



Emergency Management/County Coordinator's Report:



Mr. McQueen stated that he is receipt of a bill from the City of Trenton for fire service provided during the quarter ending 9-30-95, for a total of $3600. Mr. McQueen stated that he discussed the possibility of trading breathing apparatus to the city in lieu of payment, however, the city is not in need of such equipment at this time.



Mr. McQueen reported that Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department have old year bills that have not been paid. North Gilchrist never requested a purchase order and apparently made purchases which they paid out of their building fund. Now they are requesting reimbursement. Mr. Cole submitted old year bills totalling over $400. Mr. Barron stated that the Board could pay the $3600 bill to the city of Trenton, increase North Gilchrist's current year funding level to $5000, and have $2500 in reserve, since the carry-over monies have been received. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to pay the amount owed to the city of Trenton and fund North Gilchrist at $5000 for the current fiscal year. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen stated that Spring Ridge carried over $2996.47 and Wacasassa carried over $1533.40; they want to know if the Board is going to release those funds to them.



James Wilkerson:



Mr. James Wilkerson spoke to the Board about a rural garbage pick up service he has started recently. Mr. Wilkerson would like to transport the garbage directly to the Alachua County Landfill, which requires Board approval. Mr. Barron explained that there are several haulers authorized to haul directly to the Alachua County Landfill, however, they have been required to post a cash bond with the Board (usually the amount of an average months billing). Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to require a cash bond of $350.00, at which time Wilkerson will be authorized to haul directly to Alachua County. The motion carried unanimously.



Pine Breeze- Final Plat:



Mr. Gene Parrish, Parrish Land Surveying, presented a final plat for Pine Breeze subdivision. The property has been developed by Jimmy Hart and there are only two five acre lots for this subdivision. The property is zoned A-2. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the final plat for Pine Breeze. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Parrish presented a letter to the Board from Wesley Asbell, the county's environmental health inspector, suggesting that the current certifying statement from the health inspector on final plats is inadequate. Mr. Asbell offered an alternative statement: Lot size meets the minimum requirements for use of septic tank and drain field, and use of private well. Lots must be evaluated on an individual basis at the time of permitting to determine site suitability. The Board agreed to refer Mr. Asbells suggestion to Mr. Burt for possible incorporation into the Land Development Regulations.



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Barron reported that the jail roof project is running over the anticipated cost. Approximately $1700 was moved from salaries to pay for the air conditioner work; approximately $5000 more will be needed to complete the project. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to transfer $5000 from general fund reserve to complete the jail roof project. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Barron presented journal entries for the Board's consideration. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs to approve journal entries 1015-1027, and 9639-9640. The motion carried unanimously.



The Board agreed that the holidays for calendar year 1996 will be as follows:



New Years Day- January 1, 1996

Martin Luther King, Jr.- January 15, 1996

Memorial Day- May 27, 1996

Independence Day- July 4, 1996

Labor Day- September 2, 1996

Veteran's Day- November 11, 1996

Thanksgiving- November 28 & 29, 1996

Christmas Eve- December 24, 1996

Christmas Day- December 25, 1996



Mr. Barron reported that Lee Mills is working on the landfill closure reimbursement application, which will soon be completed and mailed to DEP.



Mr. Barron stated that he received a letter from Crystal River Utilities inquiring if the county is interested in allowing them to acquire potable water systems. The Board advised Mr. Barron to find out what they are offering.



Mr. Barron reported that the poverty guidelines adopted by the Board for the purpose of determining exemptions from special assessments is very low and may need adjustment. Mr. Barron pointed out that even if it is raised, there will always be people who earn just a little more than allowed.



Mr. Barron stated that the Board has received a request from the Department of Transportation to adopt a resolution designating the month of December as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-85



WHEREAS, in 1994 Florida recorded its first increase in the number of people killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes since 1988; and



WHEREAS, the number of people reported injured during 1994 in alcohol-related traffic crashes also increased from the previous year; and



WHEREAS, law enforcement officers from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Marine Patrol, Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida Office of Motor Carrier Compliance and local police departments throughout the county have exhibited leadership in protecting the public from drunk drivers; and



WHEREAS, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services are providing assistance in the development of community-based traffic safety programs with impaired driving emphasis; and



WHEREAS, citizen advocacy groups, including MADD, SADD, RID and BACCHUS, are continuing their efforts to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence in Florida; and



WHEREAS, the use of alcohol and drugs while operating motor vehicles and boats can best be combatted by local communities and an informed citizenry that understands the dangers of operating motor vehicles and boats while impaired;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County do hereby proclaim December, 1995, as



DRUNK & DRUGGED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH



in Gilchrist County and urge all citizens to become more cognizant of the dangers associated with impaired driving and to support the fight against driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs on Florida's highways and waterways.



IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the members of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners have hereunto subscribed their names and have hereunto caused the Official Seal affixed of Gilchrist County to be hereunto affixed in the County of Gilchrist on this 4th day of December, 1995

/s/Wilbur Bush

/s/V. C. Cannon

/s/Jimmie Sheffield

/s/Sue B. Suggs

/s/Fred Wilkerson



Mr. Barron discussed the hunting camp properties in regards to special assessments. The proposed resolution will assess each hunting camp one dwelling rate assessment, plus each campsite on the property will receive a campsite rate assessment. The Board agreed to wait until Mr. Burt returns to the room before taking action.



The Board discussed the problem with the library plaque which was ordered and dedicates the library building to Mr. Martin. The plaque was ordered by Danny Hales and the wrong middle initial was put on the plaque. The vendor prepared the plaque just as Mr. Hales requested, which cost $550. The company is willing to prepare another plaque for $400. The Board advised Mr. McQueen to see what is involved to correct the plaque.



Jim Cooper- Sheriff Department:



Chief Cooper requests a draw from LETF for $54.55 to pay the property taxes on the firing range property. Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the transfer of $54.55 from LETF to pay the taxes. The motion carried unanimously.



Chief Cooper requested that the Board approve $50,000 from LETF to finish construction of the firing range. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the request. The motion carried unanimously.



Chief Cooper stated that he would like to reactivate the selective enforcement unit. He submitted an annual budget for one position for a total of $59,946.00. This amount includes expenditures for operating the unit. Mr. Barron stated that there are sufficient monies in the LETF fund to transfer to this budget, however, the amount of carry-over for LETF needs to be determined and a budget amendment made. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to approve the selective enforcement unit budget. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to amend the Law Enforcement Trust Fund budget by the carry-over amount, by resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-86



A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND

BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995-96.



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 Law Enforcement Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 1995-95; 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 $ 21,444.00 of unanticipated revenues for the Law Enforcement Trust Fund;



NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, that the Law Enforcement Trust Fund is hereby amended in an increased amount of $ 21,444.00 .



RESOLVED this 4th day of December, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



Clerk's Report (cont.):



Mr. Barron spoke to the Board about a SHIP application that was approved last year. Joel & Christina Mims were approved for a SHIP loan, qualifying for $17,500. The Farmers & Merchants Bank holds the first mortgage. Because of an addition to their family, they need to enlarge their home. They would like to borrow money from Homestar Mortgage, and have the county assume the third position. The balance of the SHIP loan is approximately $14,000. Mr. Barron stated that the total of the three mortgages is still less than the appraised value of the home. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the third mortgage position, subject to Mr. Burt's approval of the documents prepared by Homestar Mortgage. The motion carried unanimously.



Steven Kelly- Special Assessments:



Mr. Kelly spoke to the Board about his special assessment bill. According to Mr. Kelly, he is on very limited income. Mr. Barron stated that Mr. Kelly has applied for exemption due to indigency. Mr. Kelly's income is low enough to qualify, however, he has more assets than he allowed to have and be exempt. The Board agreed that Mr. Barron should meet with Mr. Burt to look at possible changes in the assets guidelines.



Road Department:



Mr. Buddy Joyner, road superintendent, and Mr. Roy Watson, United Heavy Equipment Sales, met with the Board to discuss the performance of the dragline that the county is interested in acquiring. Mr. Watson stated that the center pin nut is loose and he is replacing it. The machine appears to be working well and digging quite a bit of rock. The Board agreed to hold a special meeting on December 13th to discuss the dragline and possibly make a decision on the lease purchase of the machine.



Emergency Management/County Coordinator Report (cont.):



Mr. McQueen advised the Board that HAL Industries sent a letter to him indicating that a rate increase will be effective January, 1, 1996. The price per pull at the landfill will increase from $90 to $125. There followed general discussion regarding the possibility of the county purchasing a truck and transporting garbage to the Alachua County landfill.



The Board received a request from Mr. Joyner to refund the $30 drive-way permit fee to Homes by Whittaker. Apparently, the homeowner had purchased a drive-way permit for the same property. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to refund $30 to Homes by Whittaker. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about a building permit application received from Barbara Lovering. According to Mr. McQueen, the property is located in Holly Springs, an unrecorded subdivision in S5 T7S R15. There is a statement from Ted Burt which says the this lot (#12) is a lot of record; it is not in compliance with the subdivision ordinance, however, the parcel meets zoning requirements by virtue of being an existing lot of record at the time the Comprehensive Plan was adopted. Commissioner Sheffield stated he checked the lot and moved to approve the building permit application #3286. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs, and unanimously approved.



Commissioner Sheffield asked Mr. Joyner to speak to Art McQuillin about the roads in High Springs Highlands subdivision; there are some very bad holes causing residents to complain.



Mr. McQueen reported that the Division of Safety inspected the courthouse and road department. They identified 18 items that need attention, however, most are minor and will be simple to correct.



HRS made an unannounced inspection of the EMS department and the results were very disappointing. According to Mr. McQueen, the fire extinguishers on the emergency vehicles have not been inspected since 1986.



Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about transferring Mr. Ferguson's vacation time from the Board's books to the Clerk's books. According to Mr. McQueen, Mr. Ferguson currently has 92.32 hours of vacation. The transfer could be made from parks and recreation, rather than the reserve. Mr. Barron added that in order to do this, his budget will have to be amended. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to transfer the earned vacation time of Sam Ferguson to the Clerks's budget, by amendment, in the amount of $956.00.



Chairman Bush spoke to the Board about Milford Ridgeway's insurance coverage. Mr. Ridgeway suffered a stroke several months ago, and is nearly out of sick leave. Chairman Bush asked if county employees could donate sick leave to Mr. Ridgeway so that he could maintain his insurance coverage. Mr. Barron stated that it could be possible for county employees to donate time, as well as employees of other elected officials, however, since Mr. Ridgeway is employed by the Sheriff, the Sheriff would need to be consulted prior to any transfer of time. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to authorize the Chairman, Mr. McQueen, and Mr. Barron to discuss sick time transfer for Milford Ridgeway with the Sheriff. The motion carried unanimously.



Commissioner Cannon stated that it has been brought to his attention that a Mr. Ratcliff is interested in donating Rock Bluff Springs to some entity and requests the county to contact him. He recently donated 100 acres north of the springs to the Water Management District. The Board asked Mr. Burt to contact Mr. Ratcliff.



The discussed the proposed hunting camp exemption resolution with Mr. Burt. This resolution would provide an exemption from the EMS and Solid Waste special assessments for hunting camps used no more than 90 days per year. Following discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Sheffield, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to approve the resolution. The motion carried unanimously.



RESOLUTION 95-87



A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO AN EXEMPTION/

CLASSIFICATION OF HUNTING CAMP PROPERTIES REGARDING

SERVICE ASSESSMENTS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND

FACILITIES AND FOR SERVICE AND FACILITIES FOR SOLID

WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL; APPROVING AN EFFECTIVE

DATE.



WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has enacted Ordinance #94-08, which authorizes the imposition of service assessments for solid waste collection and disposal as well as service assessments for emergency medical services against certain accessible property located within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county; and



WHEREAS, Gilchrist County adopted Resolution #95-64, and #95-62, establishing the rate of assessment for fiscal year 1995-1996; and



WHEREAS, said resolutions under appendix C of each Resolution imposed an annual rate and established under Section C-3 Exemptions; and



WHEREAS, the Board has determined it to be in the best interest of the public and the citizens of Gilchrist County that an addition Exemption/Classification be added for hunting camp properties;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida has filed as:



Appendix C of Resolution 95-62 and 95-64 is hereby amended as to Section C-3 entitled Exemptions by Including an Additional Exemption Known as Hunting Camp Properties and to be set forth Under Paragraph (E) as follows:



(E) Hunting camp properties: those hunting camp areas which are used during the hunting season and only occasionally during the nonhunting season shall be subject to 1 class A Assessment and additional assessments as improved overnight campground units for each unit on the site in access of 1 in the hunting camp area. The hunting camp property area is defined as an area, not in excess of 40 acres. The maximum use for treatment as a hunting camp property cannot exceed 90 days for any unit within the hunting camp property area. Application for treatment as a hunting camp property must be applied for annually and no later than December 31 of each assessment year. Applicants for the classification must file annually and provide written documentation satisfactory to the county to qualify for the classification. For those units used in excess of 90 days, said units shall be subject to a Class A Assessment. Section 2, effective date of Resolution shall be the date of enactment. Enacted this 4th day of December, 1995, in regular session of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



The Board recessed at 6:00 p.m., and reconvened at 6:45 p.m. for a public hearing.



Cookie Philman- Request to change sale of alcohol ordinance:



Ms. Cookie Philman spoke to the Board about changing the county's ordinance so that alcohol may sold in Gilchrist County on Sunday, if New Year's Eve falls on Sunday. In October, the Board held a public hearing to consider Ms. Philman's request. The Board voted to deny her request and the ordinance was not changed. Ms. Philman again requests that the Board consider changing the ordinance because New Year's Eve is one of the busiest days of business for her establishment. In addition, Ms. Philman pointed out that some people are going to drink on New Year's Eve regardless of whether they can purchase it in Gilchrist County or whether they have to drive to another county to make their purchases. Following discussion, Commissioner Sheffield made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Cannon, to deny Ms. Philman's request. Commissioner Suggs voted in opposition of the motion, and Chairman Bush voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried by split vote.



Public Hearing- Franchise Fees on Electric Utilities:



Mr. Burt presented a draft ordinance for the Board's consideration, for the implementation of utility franchise fees. Mr. Burt reviewed the ordinance with the Board and others present. Mr. McQueen presented the fire plan that he and others have proposed for county-wide fire protection. Mr. McQueen pointed out that currently there are three areas of the county that are not within five miles of a fire department. The plan includes three satellite stations to provide coverage to those areas. The plan also addresses the need to upgrade each fire department so that residents in the entire county will derive a benefit of lower homeowners insurance premiums. According to Mr. McQueen, most fire departments in the county are rated a ten by the insurance service organization, therefore homeowners are not receiving the benefit of a lower premium. In order to achieve a rating of nine, certain equipment upgrades must be accomplished, although the needs from one fire department to another may be vary. The goal is to achieve the lowest rating possible, and a rating of eight could be accomplished within a year. The public commended the Board and Mr. McQueen for the county-wide fire plan and those who spoke were very supportive of the implementation of a franchise fee to fund the upgrading of county fire departments. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sheffield, to implement a one percent (1%) utility franchise fee, which will be collected through the local electric utility companies. The motion carried unanimously.



ORDINANCE 95-11



AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF THE COUNTY

ROAD SYSTEM OF GILCHRIST COUNTY AND COLLECTION OF A FEE

FOR THE PRIVILEGED USE OF SUCH COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY BY

ELECTRIC UTILITIES; REGULATING THE OCCUPANCY OF THE

COUNTY BY ELECTRIC UTILITIES, INCLUDING CENTRAL FLORIDA

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION

AND OTHER ELECTRIC UTILITIES THAT MAY OPERATE WITHIN

GILCHRIST COUNTY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, LOCATION OR

RELOCATION OF THEIR ELECTRICAL FACILITIES; PROVIDING

LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; DEFINING CERTAIN TERMS INCLUDING

"ELECTRIC UTILITIES", "ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE FEE",

AND "ELECTRIC FACILITIES"; GRANTING TO THE ELECTRIC

UTILITIES THAT MAY OPERATE WITHIN GILCHRIST COUNTY THE

PRIVILEGE TO USE AND OCCUPY THE COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY;

PROVIDING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF AN ELECTRIC UTILITY

PRIVILEGE FEE; PROVIDING FOR THE CALCULATION OF THE

ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE FEE AT AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO

ONE PERCENT (1%) OF THE GROSS REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE

COOPERATIVE, INC., FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION, AND OTHER

ELECTRIC UTILITIES THAT MAY OPERATE WITHIN GILCHRIST

COUNTY FROM THE SALE OF ELECTRICITY TO CUSTOMERS WITHIN

THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF GILCHRIST COUNTY; PROVIDING

FOR MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF THE ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE

FEE; PROVIDING A FINDING THAT THE ELECTRIC UTILITY

PRIVILEGE FEE WILL BE PASSED THROUGH TO THE ELECTRIC

UTILITIES' CUSTOMERS IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE

COUNTY PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE FLORIDA PUBLIC

SERVICE COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE

COUNTY FOR OCCUPANCY OF THE COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY; PROVID-

ING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



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



ARTICLE I



INTRODUCTION



SECTION 1.01. DEFINITIONS. When used in this Ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly otherwise requires:



"Board" shall mean the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County.



"County" shall mean Gilchrist County, Florida.



"County Engineer" shall mean the County Engineer or his or her designated representative.



"County Rights of Way" shall mean those easements and rights of way utilized or obtained for use for a road, street, alley, bridge or other public way on the County Road System, and such other lands available for public use.



"County Road System" shall mean the road system of the County as defined in Chapter 334, Florida Statutes, or its statutory successor in function.



"Electric Facilities" shall mean all structures or personal property utilized in generating or transmitting electricity placed on or within County Rights of Way, including but not limited to: transmission lines, poles, signs, wires, conduits, and fences; and electric power generation facilities or other structures.



"Electric Franchise" shall mean the franchise granted to the Electric Utilities pursuant to Section 2.01 of this Ordinance.



"Electric Utilities" shall mean collectively Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.; and Florida Power Corporation; and new Electric Utilities.



"Electric Utility Privilege Fee" shall mean the fee imposed on Electric Utilities in Section 2.06 of this Ordinance for the following purposes: (a) as reasonable compensation for the privileges granted in this Ordinance to use and occupy the County Rights-of-Way for the construction, location or relocation of Electric Facilities; (b) as a fair rental return on the privileged use of public property to engage in a business or proprietary activity; and (c) for payment of the cost of the regulation of the county Rights-of-Way and the protection of the public in the use and occupancy of such Rights-of-Way.



"Florida Power" shall mean Florida Power Corporation, an electric utility as defined by Chapter 366, Florida Statutes.



"Central Florida Electric" shall mean Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc., a rural electric cooperative created under Chapter 425, Florida Statutes, and an electric utility as defined in Chapter 366, Florida Statutes.



"New Electric Utilities" shall mean any person or entity that commences the generation or transmission of electricity to customers within the unincorporated area of the County and uses the County Rights-of-Way for such business activity or proprietary purpose subsequent to the effective date of this Ordinance by the operation and maintenance of Electric Facilities.



SECTION 1.02. FINDINGS. It is hereby ascertained determined, and declared:



(A) The Board has the statutory responsibility for the general supervision of the roads and streets within the County Road System under the provisions of Chapter 336, Florida Statutes. Such statutory responsibility includes the duty to establish new roads, change and discontinue old roads, and keep all roads in good repair.



(B) The Board has the further statutory responsibility for the regulation of the location and relocation of Electric Facilities on the County Rights-of-Way under the provisions of Chapter 337, Florida Statutes. Such statutory responsibility includes the authority to require the Electric Utilities to obtain a permit for the location of Electric Facilities on the County Rights-of-Way.



(C) Florida Power Corporation and Central Florida Electric use and occupy the County Rights-of-Way in a manner and to an extent not available to the general public for the purpose of engaging in a business or proprietary activity.



(D) The use and occupancy of the County Rights-of-Way by the Electric Utilities provides a benefit to such Electric Utilities and inevitably results in the relinquishment of property rights in the County Rights-of-Way which property rights are held by the County as a public trust.



(E) Regulation of the use of the County Rights of Way by Electric Utilities is essential for the County to maximize the effective and efficient use of the County Rights-of-Way and to preserve their paramount use in supporting traffic circulation and control on the County Road System.



(F) The citizens of the County through the past allocation of County revenues have a historical economic investment in the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of the County Rights-of-Way and the preservation and maintenance of the County Rights-of Way is the public interest.



(G) Improper construction, location, or relocation of poles and other Electric Facilities is a potential safety hazard to the public and is inconsistent with the paramount use of the County Rights-of-Way to provide traffic circulation and control on the County Road System.



(H) The Electric Utility Privilege Fee is a reasonable charge imposed upon the Electric Utilities for their privileged use of County Rights-of-Way in the conduction of their business and proprietary activity of generating and transmitting electricity for sale to customers in the unincorporated areas of the County. A New Electric Utility that requires a similar privileged use of County Rights-of-Way in the conduction of the business or proprietary activity of generating and transmitting electricity for sale to customers in the unincorporated areas of the County shall also be charged the Electric Utility Privilege Fee.



(I) The Electric Utility Privilege Fee is imposed against each Electric Utility for its privileged use of County Rights-of-Way and is calculated as a percentage of the revenues received by the Electric Utility from the sale of electricity to its customers within the unincorporated areas of the County. The Electric Utility Privilege Fee is not based on the extent and scope of the Electric Facilities that are located in County Rights-of-Way.



(J) The finding that an Electric Utility Privilege Fee is a reasonable fee or charge is based upon the following factors: (i) reasonable compensation for the privileged use of public property required in the conduct of a proprietary or business activity as a fair rental return on such privileged use of public property; and (ii) payment of the cost of competing uses of County Rights-of-Way.



(K) If an Electric Utility conducts its business or proprietary activity within Gilchrist County exclusively on property other than the County Rights-of-Way, no Electric Utility Privilege Fee is imposed under this Ordinance. A New Electric Utility generating and transmitting electricity for sale on property other than County Rights-of-Way is not exercising a privileged use of public property in its business or proprietary activity and is beyond the scope of this Ordinance.



SECTION 1.03. STATEMENT OF INTENT.



(A) It is the intent of the Board to grant a non-exclusive privilege and franchise to the Electric Utilities to use and occupy the County Rights-of-Way for the generation or transmission of electricity in a manner not available to the general public under conditions and regulations necessary to provide and maintain the paramount use of the County Rights-of-Way for traffic circulation and control on the County Road System.



(B) It is the further intent of the Board of provide essential regulation of the use of County Rights-of-Way by the Electric Utilities; to protect the public interest in such County Rights-of-Way and public land use; to grant a privilege to the Electric Utilities to use County Rights-of-Way that is not granted to the public generally; and to collect a fee to pay the cost of such regulation and public protection and to provide a fair rental return on the privileged use of public property.



(C) It is the further intent of the Board to utilize the fee imposed hereby in its fire protection program for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996. The fee is being generated for Fiscal Year 1995 - 1996. It utility privilege fees are to be utilized beyond Fiscal Year 1995 - 1996, then further action by Ordinance will be required of the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners.



ARTICLE II



USE OF COUNTY RIGHTS-OF-WAY



SECTION 2.01. PRIVILEGE AND FRANCHISE GRANTED.



The Electric Utilities are granted a privilege and franchise to use and occupy the County Rights-of-Way for the construction, location, and relocation of Electric Facilities. Such Electric Franchise shall be subject to the conditions and regulations provided in this Ordinance and conditioned upon payment by the Electric Facilities of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee established in Section 2.06 of this Ordinance.



SECTION 2.02. LOCATION OF ELECTRIC FACILITIES. All Electric Facilities shall be constructed, located, relocated in such a manner as to provide minimal interference with the contemplated traffic circulation and control on the County rights-of-way and shall not restrict reasonable ingress and egress from abutting property. The location or relocation of all Electric of all Electric Facilities shall be within corridors established by the County, if any and if applicable; be in accordance with the rules, regulations and requirements of the Florida Public Service Commission, the National Electrical Code and the Rural Utilities Services; and be communicated to the County Building Department. When any portion of a road, street, alleyway, or other public improvement within the County rights-of-way is excavated by an Electric Utility in the location, relocation, construction, or repair of any of its Electric Facilities, the portion of the public improvements so excavated shall, within a reasonable time and as early and practicable after such excavation, be replaced by the Electric Utility at its expense in as good condition as it was at the time of such excavation.



SECTION 2.03. ELECTRIC UTILITIES LIABILITY. The use of the County Rights-of-Way as support for the County Road System for traffic circulation and control is a paramount and superior use of such Rights-of-Way by the County. Each Electric Utility shall be liable for the cost and expense incurred by the County in connection with the construction, reconstruction, repair, or relocation of its Electric Facilities made necessary by the widening, grading, paving, or otherwise improving by the County of any road, street, alleyway, or other public improvement within the County Rights-of-Way. Payment of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall not be construed as an assumption of such cost or expense by the County.



SECTION 2.04. NO COUNTY LIABILITY. The County shall not be liable to any Electric Utility for any cost or expense in connection with the construction, reconstruction, repair, or relocation of the Electric Facilities made necessary by the widening, grading, paving, or otherwise improving by the County of any road, street, alleyway, or other public improvement within the County Rights-of-Way.



SECTION 2.05. INDEMNIFICATION. The County shall not be liable or responsible for any accident or damage that may occur in the construction, location or relocation or operation and maintenance by an Electric Utilities of their Electric Facilities on or within the County Rights-of-Way and the Electric Utilities as a condition of the privilege and franchise granted pursuant to Section 2.01 of this Ordinance, shall be deemed to have agreed to indemnify and hold harmless the County from any and all liability, loss, cost, damage, or expense which may accrue to the County by reason of the negligent, default, or misconduct of the Electric Utilities in the construction, location, or relocation or operation and maintenance of its Electrical Facilities in or within the County Rights-of-Way.



SECTION 2.06. ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE FEE.



(A) Upon the effective date of this Ordinance, and to be implemented within thirty (30) days thereof, a one percent (1%) Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall apply to all revenues received by Central Florida Electric and Florida Power from the sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers within the unincorporated areas of the County. Payments of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall be made monthly to the County. Monthly payments shall be due and paid on or before the twentieth day of the month following receipts of revenues by Central Florida Electric and Florida Power for the previous calendar month. The first such payments shall be made by Central Florida Electric and Florida Power to the County on or before the twentieth day of February, 1996.



(B) Commencing with the first day revenues are received by New Electric Utilities, a one percent (1%) Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall apply to all revenues received by New Electric Utilities from the sale of electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers within the unincorporated areas of the County. Payment of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall be made monthly to the County. Monthly payments shall be due and payable on or before the twentieth day of the month following receipt of revenues by New Electric Utilities for the previous calendar month.



(C) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Electric Utilities Privilege Fee shall not apply to Electric Utilities that conduct business or proprietary activity exclusively on property other than County Rights-of-Way.



ARTICLE III



GENERAL PROVISIONS



SECTION 3.01. AUTHORITY. This Ordinance is adopted under the power of self-government of counties not operating under a charter authorized under Article VIII, Section (1)(f), Florida Constitution and implemented in Section 125.01, Florida Statutes. The privilege and franchise awarded to the Electric Utilities under Section 2.01 of this Ordinance is pursuant to the power of self-government to counties not operating under a county charter and not pursuant to the additional statutory authority of Section 126.42, Florida Statutes.



SECTION 3.02. NO VESTED RIGHTS GRANTED. The Electric Utilities shall not acquire any vested rights hereunder which would limit in any manner the County's right to amend, modify or revoke this Ordinance.



SECTION 3.03. EXAMINATION OF BOOKS AND RECORDS. The County may at its option and its expense and upon reasonable notice to the Electric Utilities, at any time within (90) days after each anniversary date of the effective date of this Ordinance examine the records of operation and accounting files, books and records, as such records relate to the calculation of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee payments to the County, as provided herein. The examination of such books, accounts, or records, or other materials necessary for the determination of compliance with the terms, provisions, or requirements of this Ordinance shall be during regular hours of business of the Electric Utilities and at the corporate offices of the Electric Utilities.



SECTION 3.04. COLLECTION OF ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE FEES FROM ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS. It is hereby legislatively declared that the Electric Utility Privilege Fee imposed by this Ordinance is the functional equivalent of a franchise fee within the contemplation of the Florida Public Service Commission Rule 25-6.100 (7), Florida Administrative Code, and it is contemplated that the Electric Utility Privilege Fee shall be collected pursuant to such established administrative procedures.



SECTION 3.04. COUNTY'S USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY PRIVILEGE FEE PROCEEDS. The County shall expend the proceeds of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee within its Fire Protection Service Program. The fee imposed by this Ordinance will automatically expire on September 30, 1996.



SECTION 3.05. SEVERABILITY. If any clause, section, or provision of this Ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason or cause other than the establishment of the Electric Utility Privilege Fee determined under this Ordinance, the remaining portion of said Ordinance shall be in full force and effect and be valid as if such invalid portion thereof had not been incorporated herein.



SECTION 3.06. INCLUSION IN CODE. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this Ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of Gilchrist County, Florida. The sections of this Ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section", "article" or other appropriate word.



SECTION 3.07. EFFECTIVE DATE. A certified copy of this Ordinance shall be filed with the Florida Department of State by the Board within ten (10) days after enactment. This Ordinance shall take effect upon filing with the Department.



DULY ENACTED in regular session, this 4th day of December, 1995.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OF GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

/s/Wilbur Bush, Chairman



ATTEST:

/s/Jackie R. Barron, Clerk



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Sheffield made a motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Cannon, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK