MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JANUARY 8, 1999.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in an for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in an emergency meeting on January 8, 1999, at 8:25 a.m., in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:



Randy Durden, Chair

Fred Wilkerson

Sue B. Suggs

Wilbur Bush



Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Sam Ferguson, Finance Director, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk, Gary Martin, Tom Smith, Wacasassa Volunteer Fire Department.



Commissioner Wilkerson stated that he has been asked by Mr. Martin to reconsider the Board's previous decision denying payment for physicals for fire department members who have been approved to attend EMT classes.



Commissioner Suggs stated that the tuition cost and the cost for physicals are two separate issues. The Board previously approved the cost for tuition for two firemen to attend EMT classes, however, payment of the physicals was denied because the EMS director had indicated that she did not need EMT's. Since that time, she has indicated that she may be able to use more EMT's on a part time basis.



Commissioner Suggs stated there was a recent accident on the Martinez grade, and the Wacasassa VFD arrived 38 minutes prior to the EMS unit. It would benefit the county to have these volunteers trained to provide medical care.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve payment of the school and physicals from the Wacasassa VFD budget, which will be reimbursed by the county wide fire budget after successful completion of the class. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.



APPROVED:







RANDY DURDEN, CHAIR



ATTEST:







JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK