MINUTES OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MAY 24, 1999.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in an emergency meeting on Monday, May 24, 1999, 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

Wilbur Bush

Fred Wilkerson



Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Circuit Court, Sam Mutch, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator.





Mr. McQueen spoke to the Division of Forestry today and with the current index, they would be prepared to issue some burn permits for Gilchrist County, if the Board relaxes the state of emergency. Alachua County will make a determination today. Mr. McQueen recommends that the state of emergency not be reinstated.



Mr. Gilliam spoke to the Board about the drug task force grant, which is a joint effort with Levy County. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to approve the application and provide a letter of support for the project. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous.



Two emergency repair SHIP applications have been received. Ms. Waller has applied for assistance in the amount of $875 and Ms. Richardson has applied for $4200. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to approve the applications. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved.



Mr. Mutch stated he would like the Board's authorization to send a letter to Ms. Gallagher, stating that the Board is going to close on the property and ask her to sign her interest over to the Board so the property can be placed on the market. Any funds over and above the SHIP loan can be paid back to Ms. Gallagher.



Chairman Durden asked Mr. McQueen why the property appraiser would deny the agriculture classification for a property owner that has 15 acres that was previously classified as agriculture. Mr. McQueen stated that some provisions require a certain amount of acreage and 20 acres is one of the criteria.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Bush. The motion passed unanimously.



APPROVED:







RANDY DURDEN, CHAIR



ATTEST:







JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK