MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD DECEMBER 13, 1995



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a special meeting on December 13, 1995, at 12:00 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, Ron McQueen, Emergency Management/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Buddy Joyner, Road Superintendent, and Roy Watson (Universal Heavy Equipment Sales).



The Board met to discuss the performance of and possible lease/purchase of a used dragline. According to Mr. Joyner, as of yesterday evening, there were a total of 27 hours used on the dragline. The dragline was temporarily out of service for the replacement of parts. Mr. Watson stated that the dragline has been repaired and should have approximately 50 of use by Friday. If the Board chooses to purchase the dragline at the end of 50 hours, the Board could save $3250. Mr. Joyner stated that he would like to use the dragline for 100 hours, in order to ensure that the machine is working properly.



Mr. Barron stated that he spoke to Mr. Ferguson at Tri-County about a lease/purchase with a pay back of approximately $8500 per year for 4 or 5 years.



The Board agreed to wait until the machine registered 100 hours of use before making a decision on a purchase. Commissioner Cannon made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to recess and reconvene at 12:15 p.m. next Wednesday, December 20, 1995. The motion carried unanimously.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK