MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JUNE 24, 1996



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in an emergency meeting on June 24, 1996, at 1:00 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, Ted Burt, County Attorney, Sherree Pitzarell and Sam Ferguson, Deputy Clerks, Frank Grant and Mark Suggs, county residents.



The Board discussed the proposed kidney dialysis clinic and the problems the doctors have encountered with DOT's drainage and right-of-way requirements at the Quincey property. The doctors have a deadline of Wednesday, June 26th, to accept the financing offered by the bank. DOT is willing to work with the physicians, however, they must make a decision soon.



Mr. Barron stated that he city officials have looked at alternate sites and there are currently two which may be considered. Min Ayers owns property behind the nursing home which may be suitable. Cliff Wilkerson also has property, however, it may not be available as soon as the doctors would need it. If the Ayers property becomes a viable alternate site, the water and sewer lines would need to be extended approximately 800-1000 feet. The city has offered to furnish the engineering and labor to extend the lines. The Board discussed the feasibility of purchasing the materials to extend the line, which is estimated to be $6000-$7000. Because of the economic benefits to the area, the funding provided to the Chamber and the IDA could be directed toward this project. Mr. Frank Grant stated that he felt he could speak for other members of the IDA, offering a portion of their funding by the county to this project. Mr. Sam Ferguson stated that he felt the Chamber of Commerce would be willing to share a portion of their funding for this project.



Following discussion, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs, that finding this economic development project in the best interests of the citizens of Gilchrist County, the Board will commit up to $8000 funding to purchase materials for the extension of water and sewer lines to the Ayers site, should the site be selected for the kidney dialysis clinic. The motion carried unanimously.



There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn at 1:40 p.m. was made by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







WILBUR BUSH, CHAIRMAN



ATTEST:







JACKIE R. BARRON, CLERK