MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JUNE 1, 1999.
The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at 9:00 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
John Rance Thomas
Sue B. Suggs
Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Circuit Court, Samuel Mutch, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk
The Board unanimously agreed to approve the minutes of the meeting held April 5, 1999, following a motion from Commissioner Suggs, which was seconded by Commissioner Thomas.
Commissioner Bush asked if the Water Management District had been contacted about installing a culvert at Water's Lake. Mr. McQueen replied that the District indicated they would grant a permit for the culvert, providing it was engineered by the county's engineer. Commissioner Suggs asked if this was a FEMA authorized change. Mr. McQueen stated that FEMA had included an additional culvert in their DSR. Commissioner Bush stated that the Board promised the residents in that area that a culvert would be installed and if it's not, the Board needs a good reason for not installing one. It is his recommendation that the county's engineer evaluate whether or not a culvert is needed. The Board advised Mr. McQueen to have the county engineer look at the situation.
Commissioner Suggs moved to approve budget entry 99061, by resolution. This resolution amends the MSTU fire fund by $80,000 which is the amount borrowed to purchase fire trucks. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved. A copy of resolution 99-32 is on file in the Clerk's Office.
Commissioner Bush made a motion to approve payment of the bills. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas, and unanimously approved. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the emergency expenditures made by Mr. McQueen during the declared state of emergency. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and unanimously approved.
Mr. Mutch stated that he is still working on the proposed impact feel ordinance. This will need to go before the Planning and Zoning Board prior to the Board of County Commissioners. This topic will also be discussed at the June 14th meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Mr. Mutch reminded the Board that the final reading of the Intensive Agriculture ordinance will be later today. He recommends that where the word "waste" appears, it should be substituted with the word "wastewater". Commissioner Suggs reminded the Board that in a previous meeting, they agreed to a change the wording from 500 feet to 1000 feet where intensive agriculture operations are near water bodies. The document before the Board today has been changed back to read 500 feet. Mr. Mutch stated that the Planning and Zoning Board changed it to 500 feet.
Mr. Mutch reported that he has been instructed to make modification to the proposed animal control ordinance to bring it into line with the state statutes. What agency of the county will function as the department for purposes of enforcement and how will the department be funded are two questions the Board will need to address sometime in the future. The Sheriff wants the responsibility, but will need additional funding.
Mr. Mutch met with the Sheriff, park manager and Commissioner Bush to draft a proposed ordinance for parks. This would repeal the old ordinance and he would like the Board to look at the new restrictions provided by the proposed ordinance.
Mr. Mutch would like to place the proposed ordinance for pre-inspections of used mobile homes on the next meeting agenda, in addition to the ordinance for the geodetic monuments. The park ordinance could also be heard at that time. The Board agreed to advertise these ordinances for the mid month meeting.
Utility Privilege Fee- There has been a request for a rehearing, however, Mr. Mutch feels the ruling will stand. Commissioner Suggs pointed out that our privilege fee is structured differently from Alachua County's. Mr. Mutch will write Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson law firm and see if they will review our ordinance and determine if it needs to be changed. If our ordinance is different from Alachua County's, our county may have to take Florida Power to court. Where Alachua County used the funds to offset operating expenses in general, the fee in Gilchrist County is used for a specific purpose (fire services). Mr. McQueen pointed out that the ruling found the fee an illegal tax.
Mr. Mutch has prepared a resolution for the transfer of funds from the Sheriff's Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund to the Board of County Commissioners for the purchase of real property. There followed discussion regarding the need for more property, in particular a place to store Mr. Spears tools and supplies. The Board advised Mr. McQueen to check on prices for a utility building. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt resolution 99-32A. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Commissioner Wilkerson asked Mr. Harrison how many public monuments are on private property in the county. Mr. Harrison stated that he has no idea; he is only concerned about monuments located in public right-of-ways and he does not know how many of those there are. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to advertise the geodetic ordinance for a public hearing on 6-21-99 at 5:30 p.m., pre-inspection on used mobile homes ordinance at 6:00 p.m. and the county parks ordinance at 6:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved.
Mr. Mutch reported that speeds on county roads may be changed by resolution or ordinance. There followed discussion regarding speed limit signs and county road identification and the problem with vandals removing them.
Ethel Toombs spoke to the Board about a special assessment bill she received. According to Ms. Toombs, about 3 years ago there was a small house on her property. Later, she had a double wide moved onto the property, but she was told to have the electric disconnected from the house and have it condemned before she could get power to the mobile home. She noticed that two dwellings were on her tax bill, however, by the time she did, it was too late to petition to have one removed. The change was made for 1999, and she would like the Board to change it for the previous two years. The Board advised Ms. Toombs that the deadline to apply for an exemption is March 31st each year.
Commissioner Suggs reminded Mr. Mutch that the Clerk's Office needs the FLGIT joinder agreement.
Judge Juinta has approved an increase of $480 for the dependency contracts. The additional funds will come from the Judge's special fund until the funds are depleted. They expect to run out of funds in August. At that time, the county will have to pick up the additional costs.
Mr. Mutch has been unable to find anything affording the county tort immunity if horseback riding were allowed on county property. He has been unable to make contact with anyone from the Water Management District thus far.
Shady Grove road- Mr. Mutch and Commissioner Wilkerson measured the area. The fence on the west side of the road goes from 8 to 3 feet. The road meanders some but mostly follows what they believe is the section line. The area along the road north and south of Mr. Rogers has been built up. The case law says the county owns the road only to the edge of the pavement. There are underground telephone lines, which means BellSouth secured easements or they assumed there was a prescriptive easement. Mr. Mutch is going to check with some of the southern counties to see how they handle this type of situation from a prescriptive stand point. Commissioner Wilkerson stated there are trees on the east side of the road that are just as close to the road as the fence on the west side of the road. Commissioner Suggs stated that this situation needs to be resolved as soon as possible.
Mr. Gilliam stated he received an electric bill for the pump at the Walker Curve property from the Sheriff. Since this is a public supply water source, the Board could pay the bill. This well supplies water to the firing range, the FFA Alumni and the alternative school. The School Board had previously agreed to pay for the chlorination, however, there was no discussion about who was to pay the electric bill. In order to pay for the water supplying the FFA Alumni, the Board would need to find it as serving a public purpose. The Sheriff stated that he receives three bills for the property; one for the training building, and a bill for each well (there are two wells). Commissioner Thomas stated one well looks like a six inch well. The Sheriff will get the bills together and meet with Mr. Gilliam and Chairman Durden.
Mr. Gilliam presented a purchase order from North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department, issued to Wolfe Plumbing in the amount of $1200. This is for the septic tank and drain field which will be connected to their new building. They are requesting the funds from the district wide budget. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the purchase order as requested. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Mr. Gilliam has received a request for payment from V. E. Whitehurst & Sons for the CR 341 construction project. This is their second request and the total is $401,504. Mr. McQueen stated there are funds on hand to pay this request and the final for Whitehurst, however, when Mills Engineering submits his bill funds will need to be requested from OTTED. Mr. Gilliam stated that according to the invoice, the project is complete except for striping and the installation of signs. Commissioner Thomas stated that rumble strips need to be installed where CR 341 intercepts with SR 47. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the payment request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously. There followed discussion regarding the placement of the stop sign at that intersection. Commissioner Thomas reported it is too far from the intersection where it is currently placed, causing motorists to stop and slowly advance towards the intersection, prior to proceeding.
The Wacasassa Volunteer Fire Department has requests a budget transfer of $2000 from equipment to operating supplies. This is an inter-budget transfer. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the transfer. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Mr. Gilliam stated that the Development Authority contacted him about Florida First Enterprise Group. This organization provides free services for economic development. Mr. Gilliam send a letter to the organization, requesting their assistance. He has received a reply stating that they have no funds remaining for this fiscal year, however, once funds become available, they will contact Gilchrist County.
Clerk's fees remitted to the Board for the months of March and April total $34,847.17.
Summit Professional Services sent a letter to the Planning Council and copied it to the Board. This letter discusses the need to incorporate an economic development element into the county's comprehensive plan. This will allow the county's economic development CDBG grant applications to be ranked higher and will need to be done by February 2000.
Mr. McQueen spoke to Mr. Koons and the cost to do this will be about $3000.
Mr. Gilliam and Chairman Durden met with Summit and advised them that he will not sign any additional checks without back up documentation. Mr. Gilliam stated Summit was going to have a conference call with Mr. Yozgat to negotiate a new contract.
SHIP Loan Applications:
Dale & Belinda Ergle are applying for $22,500 from the SHIP program to purchase and renovate an existing home. The application was submitted by Tri-County Bank and approved by the Loan Review Committee, subject to an appraisal. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the application. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Robin Bell is applying for $10,000 from the SHIP program to purchase an existing home that has recently been remodeled. The application was submitted by Tri-County Bank and approved by the Loan Review Committee, subject to an appraisal. Commissioner Bush moved to approve the application. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Commissioner Bush stated that he is on the Board of Director's for the Tri-County Bank and therefore has a conflict of interest with those applications submitted by Tri-County Bank. Commissioner Bush filed a conflict of interest form.
Kimberly Sieg is applying for $22,500 from the SHIP program to purchase and renovate an existing home. This application is submitted by Capital City Bank and recommended for approval by the Loan Review Committee. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the application. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and unanimously approved.
Sherree Pitzarell is applying for $10,000 from the SHIP program to purchase and renovate an existing home. This application is submitted by Tri-County Bank and recommended for approval by the Loan Review Committee. Ms. Pitzarell was previously a SHIP recipient for a home she and her ex-husband renovated. Ms. Pitzarell is no longer living in that home and Mr. Pitzarell has been making the mortgage payments to Tri-County Bank as was agreed in the divorce settlement. The settlement also recognizes that Ms. Pitzarell will deed her interest in the home to Mr. Pitzarell. It is Mr. Gilliam's recommendation that the Board release Ms. Pitzarell from the first SHIP loan mortgage and Tri-County Bank has also agreed to release her from their mortgage. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the loan application, subject to an appraisal. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous, with the exception of Commissioner Bush who abstained from voting. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to release Ms. Pitzarell from the previous deferred payment loan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Mr. Gilliam asked the Board to allow him to move the remaining funds, after the above applications are funded, from the moderate income category to the very low income category. Additionally, he would like to move the emergency funds to the very low income category. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the transfer of funds to very low income. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs. The motion passed unanimously.
The Planning Council submitted their Overall Economic Development Program 1998 Annual Report for the Board's review. If the Board approves the report, the Planning Council would like the Board to adopt a resolution to that effect.
The monthly report from the Suwannee River Economic Council has been revised and includes more information that previous reports, including a description of the programs and eligibility requirements.
Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt the 1998 Overall Economic Development Program Annual Report, by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved. A copy of resolution 99-33 is on file in the Clerk's Office.
Mr. Gilliam spoke to the Board about funding for the MSTU fire fund for next fiscal year. With the loss of privilege fees, the Board may want to consider raising the millage rate. The Board can propose a higher rate and lower it later, however, once a lower rate is adopted at the tentative budget hearing, it can not be raised. The Board may want to consider a special assessment. Commissioner Bush moved to adopt a proposed millage rate of one mil for the MSTU fire fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Commissioner Suggs moved to adopt a proposed millage rate of 10 mils for general government. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. McQueen stated that the Board needs to place an advertisement or article explaining the legal advertisement required by law because so many people do not understand the legal ad.
Due to the July 4th holiday, the Board agreed to hold their first meeting of July on Tuesday, July 6th. The Board also agreed to hold their tentative budget hearing on September 7th and their final budget hearing on September 20th.
The Sheriff submitted his proposed budget for next fiscal year to the Board.
The Sheriff would like to have a copy of all the county ordinances once they are codified. The Sheriff would like the Board to consider adopting an ordinance regulating festivals. He is concerned about raves coming into Gilchrist County. There were 24 youths from Gilchrist County involved in raves in Gainesville. Designer drugs are used at these parties. Some of the surrounding counties have adopted ordinances regulating and/or prohibiting these types of activities. The Sheriff would also like the Board to consider a noise ordinance.
The Sheriff reported he has received a grant from DOT to purchase five video cameras. The Board will need to be the sub-grantee.
Mr. Martin reported that his department has been hauling rock in an effort to finish the FEMA projects. There was a major oil leak with the drag line and Moody picked the machine up and he is expecting it back some time today. The lease will begin as soon as it arrives. Mr. Martin reported there are three more culverts to be installed for the FEMA project. Commissioner Suggs stated that SRWMD has advised the Board that a culvert can be installed at Water's Lake, however, they would like the county engineer to look at it first.
The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m.
The legislature recently created the Small County Road Assistance Program to assist counties with populations under 70,000 in paving or resurfacing county roads. Commissioner Wilkerson stated that he and Commissioner Bush and Mr. McQueen spoke to Senator Mitchell about this new program. The primary criteria is the physical condition of the road. Secondary criteria is whether the road is used as an evacuation route, whether there is a high level of agricultural travel, whether the road is a feeder road, etc.
Lee Mills advised the Board that DOT is going ahead with their project (CR 340). They anticipate biding the project in October. The testing results have not come in for CR 232 but the testing lab was able to give him some tentative information regarding the underlying soil on CR 232. He does not expect the results to be good. When considering mixing in place, the road base needs to be stronger. He expects the written results next week. By the June 21st meeting he should be able to talk to the Board about budgets and design.
The Board spoke to Lee about the stop sign at the intersection of CR 340 and 47. Mr. Mills stated that it is common to place the stop strip (or stop bar) several yards before the stop sign. Commissioners asked Mr. Mills to talk to the contractor about replacing the rumble strips.
The Board spoke to Mr. Mills about installing a culvert at Water's Lake. Mr. McQueen stated that the homeowners in that area strongly feel another culvert is needed and FEMA added it to their approved list of projects for the county. At one time, there was a bridge there and the area still flooded. Later they installed a five foot culvert and another culvert. The two culverts are still there and residents in the area feel this is causing water to flow from the pond. Mr. Mills will accompany Mr. Martin to look at the area.
EMA/County Coordinator's Report:
Mr. McQueen and Mr. Martin met with Alltel and they are requesting that the county not require them to have a permit for a service drop (service connection). In the past, they have never charged the county when their lines have been cut, and Mr. McQueen stated that he does not have a problem with their request. They would still get permits for running lines along the highways.
Mr. McQueen spoke to the Board about conforming the hours at the Weeks Building to those of the Clerk's Office. They arrive at 8:00 a.m. but would like to leave the doors locked until 8:30 a.m. This allows staff time to prepare for the day. Closing time will remain 5:00 p.m. Commissioner Bush moved to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Mr. McQueen reported an increase in new construction. A total of 19 impact fees were collected and 49 permits were issued for the month of May.
The Small County Technical Assistance Program is in jeopardy of losing funding and have requested a letter of support from the county, which Chairman Durden has signed.
Mr. McQueen submitted a copy of the letter he sent to Don West, Division of Forestry, thanking them for their assistance with the containment of recent wild fires in Gilchrist County. Commissioner Suggs asked Mr. McQueen to send a letter to the City of Newberry for covering the Wacasassa area while the department was without a truck.
Based on his desire to serve, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to appoint Barry Lombard on the Code Enforcement Board. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously.
Summit Professional Services:
Jay Mosely spoke to the Board about the CDBG projects currently underway. The plans for the Overstreet project are being reviewed by DCA. These plans will come back to the Board for final approval.
Surveying starts this week in the Sun N Fun area. Both of the projects are 6 to 8 months ahead of schedule. This project has a SHIP match of $100,000. According to Mr. Mosely, it is not mandatory that the project be matched with SHIP funds. If SHIP funds are not used, they will need to file an amendment, which would lower the score, but not enough to affect the funding. Mr. McQueen reported that he received a letter from a lady stating that the county's road splits her lot in half and it is affecting the sale of her property. She is in the proposed area. The Board advised Mr. McQueen to send her a letter advising that the problem may be eliminated once the county completes the neighborhood revitalization project.
According to Mr. Mutch, the Board needs to establish a total for the combined impact fees. The Board directed Sam to set the total amount of revenue to be raised to $4,500,000 for new facilities and road improvements. Mr. Mutch will add drive-thru restaurants, break out campgrounds for sites, and combine mobile homes with single family dwellings. Following discussion, Commissioner Thomas made a motion to send the issue to the Planning and Zoning Board, recommending that a total of $4,500,000 be raised, offering a 60% discount. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous. The Board discussed the number of campsites are various parks within the county, including Hart Springs, Otter Springs, Blue Springs, and Ginnie Springs. According to the Property Appraiser's Office, 50 campsites are listed at Ginnie Springs, 20 at Blue Springs, and 172 at Otter Springs.
Commissioner's Committee Reports:
Commissioner Thomas stated he was approached by Spring Ridge VFD. They would like to free up some funds in their budget to do additional work at their fire house. Commissioner Thomas advised them that he would bring the issue up to the Board for discussion. Commissioner Suggs stated that she advised them they can not use county funds on that building if it is not a county building. The Board agreed to not take action since it is not a county building and the privilege fee funding source is no longer available.
Commissioner Suggs stated that on June 18th at 4:00 she will have a cook-out for the EMS and fire department volunteers.
Commissioner Suggs stated she will be attending the FAC conference June 24th- 26th.
Residents on the county line road from SR 26 to the flea market have indicated they will convey right-of-way, in order to have the road improved. There will need to be 30 feet conveyed on each side. Commissioner Suggs asked for authorization from the Board to approach the property owners along that road.
The Board recessed at 4:30 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing for LDR Amendment 99-01:
Chairman Durden read the short title of the proposed ordinance, amending the text of the Gilchrist County Land Development Regulations, section 4.5.5, entitled special exceptions for agricultural districts Agricultural-2 (A-2) through Agricultural-5 (A-5).
The Planning Commission has made a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The issue is before the Board this evening, during the second and final public hearing. According to Mr. Mutch, the Board may approve, approve with modifications (as long as the modifications either remove items from the requirements or decrease the restrictions that would be imposed by this ordinance; the Board can not increase any of the restrictions that have been included as advertised in the short title) or reject the proposal. This is not a quasi-judicial hearing.
The following people addressed the Board on this issue:
Mr. Phil Leary, Florida Farm Bureau, Government Community Affairs Director, represents the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau. Mr. Leary recommends that item number 10 (ten), page 6, be changed to applied for, rather than obtained (in regards to permits). He also recommends the second sentence of paragraph E be deleted.
Ms. Patrice Boyse, attorney representing Ginnie Springs Inc., would like to reincorporate the comments she made at the last meeting. She does not feel that the Board has defined intensive agriculture that meets the needs of the community. Additionally, Ms. Boyse does not feel the that the Board has addressed the cumulative impacts of agriculture or the internal inconsistencies and technical problems with the comprehensive plan and the LDR's. Again, they recommend the Board use the Pelham & Apgar draft definition of intensive agriculture. She urges the Board to deny the proposal before them tonight. Ms. Boyse stated that while the Board may not have to fear potential litigation against themselves as individuals, by no means should the Board rest comfortably in a vote to approve this; her client is seriously considering litigation. She introduced Ms. Linda Portell, an expert witness. Ms. Portell is concerned that this proposal does not address all the findings. She reminded the Board that they acknowledged inconsistencies in the comprehensive plan in regards to agricultural uses that it failed to establish appropriate locational siting and intensity issues. She contends that those findings are not addressed in the proposed ordinance. She feels the Board is moving ahead to development a land development regulation to implement a comprehensive plan that has not been corrected yet. Their proposal does not prevent this type of development (intensive agriculture), but directs it into areas with the least environmental impact and thereby be consistent with the conservation and recharge element policies. The Chair asked how this proposed ordinance does not conform with the comprehensive plan. Ms. Portell replied that there are policies requiring the protection of ground water and site specific land uses in keeping with soil types and there is a conflict with the use of intensive agriculture or intensive industry in an area of high levels of percolation, especially as it pertains or drains directly into the aquifer, nor does the proposed ordinance protect residential areas. She would like to see the county designate an area for intensive agriculture.
Mr. Mutch stated that he feels the proposed ordinance does address the issues raised with the comprehensive plan.
Sven Lindscold spoke to the Board stating he would like to hear from each Board member in regards to how they feel about what has been achieved in the last two years and whether or not an emergency still exists in regards to intensive agriculture.
Craig Watson spoke to the Board urging adoption of the proposed ordinance with the changes recommended by Farm Bureau.
Chairman Durden asked Scott Koons if he felt this proposal conforms with the comprehensive plan. Mr. Koons, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council stated these recommendations are consistent with the comprehensive plan.
Commissioner Suggs, who was absent at the last public hearing, asked why the footage was decreased from 1000 feet to 500 feet in item C-1. Mr. Koons replied that it was the recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Board after taking testimony. Commissioner Suggs asked the Board to change it back to 1000 feet prior to adoption. Commissioner Suggs also pointed out that in a prior meeting it was decided that the words "residential structures" be included in item C-3. Commissioner Wilkerson would like the last sentence of item E deleted. Commissioner Thomas asked what the difference is between items B-6 and B-7. Mr. Koons explained the difference, one being a surrounding area and the other being a site. He also feels that item C-10 should state "applied for" rather than "obtained".
Item C-1: to change language from "500 feet" to "1000 feet". Commissioner Suggs moved to change item C-1 from "500 feet" to "1000 feet". The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board as follows:
Item C-3: to add the language "which include residential structures". Commissioner Suggs made a motion to add the language "which include residential structures" to item C-3. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Item E: to delete the last sentence. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to delete the last sentence from Item E. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board as follows:
Item C-10: to change language that the permits will be "applied for" by the applicant and add a new Item F, stating that the special exception shall be subject to the applicant obtaining all applicable federal, state and regional permits or equivalent. Commissioner Thomas moved to change language in Item C-10 that permits will be "applied for" by the applicant and add a new Item F, stating that the special exception shall be subject to the applicant obtaining all applicable federal, state and regional permits or equivalent. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous.
Commissioner Thomas made a motion to adopt Ordinance 99-03, with the above approved changes. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board as follows:
Mr. Mutch prepared a resolution rescinding the moratorium on dairies and intensive agriculture, repealing the moratorium in ten days. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to adopt the resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Ms. Boyse objects to the resolution because it was not noticed to the public. The moratorium sunsets on the 23rd of June without adoption of this resolution. Chairman Durden announced that he would not accept the motion, nor the second as the moratorium will expire on the 23rd of June. Commissioner Wilkerson withdrew his motion and Commissioner Bush withdrew his second to the motion.
Chairman Durden announced the public hearing closed.
Chairman Durden stated the Board was discussing impact fees earlier in the meeting and part of the discussion was developing a method of charging impact fees for camping and RV parks. Chairman Durden asked Ms. Suggs how many sites she has as Ginnie Springs. Ms. Suggs replied that there are about 200 primitive sites and 50 with water and electric service.
There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Bush moved to adjourn at 8:05 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, and unanimously approved.
RANDY DURDEN, CHAIR
JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK