MINUTES OF A FINAL BUDGET HEARING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD SEPTEMBER 23, 1997.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a Final Budget Hearing on September 23, 1997, at 6:30 p.m., in the Courtroom at the Courthouse in Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Jimmie Sheffield, Vice-Chair

Randy Durden

Fred Wilkerson



Other persons in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Circuit Court, Sam Ferguson and Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerks.



Mr. Gilliam submitted a resolution for the Board's consideration, which would allow our EMS department to apply for their annual entitlement grant. The grant application is due October 1st and the Board will not be meeting again prior to that date. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Durden to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously and a copy of Resolution 97-63 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Mr. Gilliam announced that all budgets are balanced and the total of all funds for fiscal year 1997-98 is $9,439,622.00. The reserve for general fund is $92,326.00.



Following discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to adopt a final millage rate of 10 mills, by resolution, following a motion from Commissioner Wilkerson, which was seconded by Commissioner Durden. A copy of Resolution 97-64 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



The Board unanimously agreed to adopt the final budgets for all funds except fire, by resolution, following a motion from Commissioner Durden, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. A copy of Resolution 97-65 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Following discussion, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to adopt a final millage rate of .50 mills for MSTU (Fire Services), by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Durden and unanimously approved. A copy of Resolution 97-66 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



The Board unanimously agreed to adopt the final budget for MSTU (Fire Services), by resolution, following a motion from Commissioner Durden, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion carried unanimously. A copy of Resolution 97-67 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Mr. Gilliam presented a letter, identifying the County's Five Year Work Plan priority list for the Department of Transportation. Following review, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Durden, to adopt the priority list. The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Gilliam advised the Board that Senator Williams and Representatives Mackey and Boyd will be at Hart Springs Park on September 29th, at 6:00 p.m., to present the Board with a check for $100,000 for Hart Springs Park.



Mr. Gilliam spoke to the Board about a request from Sable Bolling, health department administrator. At the last meeting, Ms. Bolling presented her annual contracts and a request to purchase a truck for the health inspector. Ms. Bolling indicated that the truck would cost approximately $15,000 on state contract and she would like to title the vehicle in the Board's name, even though she will be purchasing the truck through her budget. Commissioner Durden made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the purchase. The motion carried unanimously.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Durden made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.



APPROVED:







SUE B. SUGGS, CHAIR



ATTEST:







JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK