MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD JULY 6, 1999.



The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 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

Wilbur Bush

Sue B. Suggs

John Rance Thomas

Fred Wilkerson



Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Circuit Court, Samuel A. Mutch, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the bills. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve budget entries 99053, 99057-99059, 99062-99070, 99072 and 99074. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.



Commissioner Bush made a motion to approve budget entry 99076, which moves $12,000 from general fund reserve to repair and maintenance of other buildings. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and unanimously approved.



Budget entry 99075 moves $100 from the jail site project cash carry forward to the capital 305 fund in order for these funds to be budgeted. Commissioner Wilkerson approved the transfer by resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. Vote of the Board was unanimous. A copy of resolution 99-34 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Minutes of the meeting held April 19th were unanimously approved, following a motion from Commissioner Bush, which was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson.



Attorney's Report:



Mr. Mutch stated that the proposed ordinance for impact fees will be advertised to go before the Planning and Zoning Board.



Mr. Mutch reported that he has received notice of a suit filed against Gilchrist County by Ginnie Springs, Inc. They are asking for a Declaratory Judgement that would say the actions of this legislature (the Board) were invalid and that the Board did not have the criteria to adopt the ordinance regarding intensive agriculture. Without notifying Mr. Mutch, Ms. Boyse scheduled a hearing before Judge Beauchamp for a Temporary Injunction to enjoin the county from accepting any applications. Mr. Mutch stated that he will be here for that hearing and will file a motion to dismiss by July 18th. He added that the County will ask for attorney's fees ad costs. If the suit goes forward, the Board can hold meetings out of the sunshine, providing a court reporter is present. Commissioner Bush made a motion to authorize Mutch & Yozgat to defend this case on behalf of the County. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous. Mr. Mutch encouraged the Board members to attend the hearing this Thursday, if possible.



Mr. Mutch stated that he is still working on the code enforcement forms. A training session was held last week with county staff regarding code enforcement.



On the Shady Grove Road a suit for declaratory judgement could be filed stating that the county owns a certain portion (including the fill area) by prescription. According to the title search, no easements were ever conveyed to the county. The survey may reveal that other property owners have trees or fences in the right-of-way area. In order to defend the county, the center line must be surveyed. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Mr. Mutch to order a center line survey, funding the cost from the general fund reserve. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. The motion passed by majority vote as follows:



Suggs- yes

Thomas- yes

Wilkerson- yes

Bush- no

Durden- yes



Mr. Mutch reported that he has been in contact with Preston Robertson, legal council for the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission about designating swimming areas in and near private and public springs. They referred him to Gloria Nelson, Division of State Lands. He is waiting for her return call.



Commissioner Suggs reported that she checked on boat ramp maintenance with the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and they referred her to five private companies. Game and Freshwater Fish Commission does not repair boat ramps any longer. Commissioner Wilkerson stated that he has received several complaints about the condition of the Log Landing boat ramp. Florida Boating Improvement Funds could be used to do the repairs. Mr. McQueen reminded the Board that they previously pledged $17,000 (FBIP funds) as a match for the FERDAP grant project at Hart Springs.



Mr. McQueen stated that Lafayette County has experienced a lot of problems with people harvesting logs from the rivers and damaging boat ramps.



Mr. Mutch presented a resolution for the Board's consideration authorizing the transfer of $15,000 from the State Law Enforcement Trust Fund to fund the Sheriff's Volunteers. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt the resolution. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous. A copy of resolution 99-35 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Sheriff Turner:



Sheriff Turner spoke to the Board about using county inmates for a work program, such as building maintenance and landscaping. According to the statutes, only sentenced inmates are eligible for this type of program and they must also be trustees. The Sheriff would like to enter into an agreement with the Board, which would include the number of hours worked per day, the eligibility requirements, lunch provisions, etc. The Board's maintenance supervisor could work the inmates if the Board approves this type of program. The statutes allow the inmates to receive payment of 30 cents per day and this could be applied to any fines they owe. He would like the Board to reconsider his request to allow these inmates to earn gain time (up to five days) in conjunction with this program. Commissioner Bush moved to authorize the Mr. Mutch, Mr. McQueen and Sheriff Turner to draft an agreement and ordinance for the Board's consideration. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed by majority vote as follows:



Bush- yes

Wilkerson- yes

Thomas- yes

Suggs- no

Durden- yes



Public Hearing- Ordinance Regulating County Parks and Boat ramps:



Mr. Mutch advised the Board that the ordinance has been revised. This ordinance does not prohibit scuba diving. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to change Item "L" of section three to state "no overnight parking". The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous. Commissioner Suggs moved to adopt the ordinance with the above referenced change. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. The motion passed unanimously. A copy of Ordinance 99-06 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Public Hearing- Ordinance Regulating Festivals and Events:



Mr. Mutch presented an ordinance for the Board's consideration which upon adoption would regulate outdoor festivals and events. This ordinance will require a license issued by the Board of County Commissioners, not less than 60 days prior to the beginning of the event. The ordinance also defines the application requirements. Commissioner Bush made a motion to adopt the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous. A copy of Ordinance 99-07 is on file in the Clerk's Office.



Clerk's Report:



Mr. Gilliam received a letter from representative Stancel regarding the Board's funding requests. He would like any requests for special legislative funding by September 3rd. The Board agreed to ask for funding for the following: courthouse renovations, construction of jail and judicial facilities and improvements to county road 232.



A request has been received from the social security representative who works at the courthouse one day a month. He uses a laptop computer and our phone system will not allow him to dial into the social security office. They would like the Board to install a phone line and they are willing to pay the cost of installation and monthly charges. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. The motion passed unanimously.



The Sheriff received a bill from EMS for $30. The inmate refused transport. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to waive the fee. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.



Mr. Gilliam spoke to the Board about a truck from state surplus property available for $2000. This is a 1981 American General 5 ton water tanker truck and under the disaster program, the county is in line for receiving one. The cost could be funded from the district wide fire budget. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the purchase from the district wide fire budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.



Mr. Gilliam received a bill from Summit Professional Services for $7740 for the preparation of the hazard mitigation grant. Currently there are no funds available to pay this invoice. According to Summit, this is the allowable expense if they prepare an application without administering the grant program. Summit will be here later today for discussion.



Mr. Gilliam gave Mr. Mutch a copy of an agreement the County has with a private property owner for a potable water well for the transfer station. This agreement is between Polley Horne and the Board. The agreement provides that as long as the Horne family utilizes the well, the county will pay the cost. Mr. Mutch stated that the agreement provides that the county will not pay Mr. Horne a $30 monthly use fee, provided that the well is used by the grantor, their heirs, and assigns or by the fee simple title holder of the real property upon which the well is located. In that event, there shall be no monthly payment by the county for the use of said well for so long as said person or persons utilizes said well. The description of the property is one acre square (where the well is located). There is a water line that runs off this well to serve a five acre tract which was owned by Mr. Horne's son. This five acre tract has been sold. The question is whether this new owner is an assign of the grantor and if the property conveyed to the son was prior to this agreement. If the property had not been conveyed, the son is not an assign of this agreement. It appears that the five acre tract is an assign of the grantor and the county can supply the water at no cost. Mr. Gilliam does not think Mr. Horne understands the agreement in that manner. Floyd Underhill purchased the five acre tract from Mr. Horne's son. According to Mr. Underhill, Mr. Horne advised him that he could use the well for 30 days, allowing him time to have his own well installed. Mr. Underhill called Chairman Durden asking if he could tie into the county's well. Chairman Durden stated that he met with Mr. McQueen and Mr. Mutch and agreed that it would be in the county's best interest because if he had his own well installed and got a bad reading, the county may be liable (because of the proximity to the former landfill). When he spoke to Mr. Underhill, Chairman Durden was not aware that there was an agreement between Mr. Horne and the County. Mr. Mutch feels the language of the agreement is clear that the new owner, can use the well. Chairman Durden stated that he and Mr. Gilliam will speak to Mr. Horne again and explain the terms of the agreement.



Mr. Gilliam stated that he spoke to the Property Appraiser about the new law which recently went into effect regarding the additional homestead exemption and it is his understanding that the Board did not want to adopt an ordinance providing this exemption. The Board reaffirmed that they will not adopt such an ordinance.



BellSouth has notified the county that the pay phone in the courthouse and at Hart Springs will be removed because of the low use. It will take approximately 60 days before they will be removed. Mr. Gilliam and Mr. Ferguson will contact other providers to see what they charge for installing a pay phone. Mr. McQueen will contact Judy Boyles to see if she can assist the county in keeping the pay phones.



Fees and interest collected for the month of May 1999 by the Clerk and remitted to the Board totaled $18,726.92.



Mr. Gilliam reminded the Board that they need to meet with their department heads to review their budget requests. At this time, the total expenses exceed the total revenues over $700,000. The MSTU Fire budget currently reflects the proposed one mil ad valorem tax. Mr. Gilliam feels that giving constitutional officers and departments their carry-forwards in the past have affected this year's budget.



Mr. Gilliam stated the Board needs to certify the proposed millage and roll back rate to the Property Appraiser. The proposed millage rate is 10 mils for general government and one mil for MSTU fire services, with a roll back rate of 10.0132%. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve these millage and roll back rates. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved.



Commissioner Suggs made a motion to hold the tentative budget hearing on September 9th at 5:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush and unanimously approved. This will also be the date for the first meeting of the month.



The Board agreed to hold a budget workshop on August 2nd at 5:30 p.m. and August 16th at 1:00 p.m.

Spring Ridge and Bell Volunteer Fire Departments:



Lee Schaltenbrand, chief of the Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department thanked the Board for the new trucks. Mr. Schaltenbrand submitted an outline regarding helicopter landing zones. Currently, the Sheriff's Department is in charge of landing zones and does not want to relinquish any authority regarding the landing zone locations. Commissioner Suggs stated that the pilot from Shands met with her and the fire departments. He would like to see the landing zones strategically identified adding that the ones submitted by the Sheriff are areas that are not used anymore. She suggests that the Shands representative, the Sheriff and the Fire Chiefs meet. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to authorize Commissioner Suggs, the EMS Director, the Fire Chiefs and the Sheriff to meet with the Shands representative to work out a solution to the problem. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.



Commissioner Suggs reported that 22 students graduated from the First Responder Class. The first responders and volunteer firemen would like to have EVOK training, which is a defensive driving skills test. She is seeking prices and will approach the insurance providers in the area to see if they will underwrite the cost since it is a direct benefit to their companies. This would also affect the county's ISO's. Mr. Jeff Jordan, Bell VFD, complimented Mr. McQueen for his training along with Dee Wright of the Emergency Medical Services Department.



Mr. Gilliam reported that he has not been able to get in touch with the Town of Bell's attorney in regards to preparing an agreement for the repayment of the new fire truck by the Town of Bell. He will be meeting with the Town of Bell at their next meeting and will talk to them at that time.



Gary Martin, Wacasassa Volunteer Fire Department, reported that the insurance adjuster looked at their new truck, which was recently damaged in an accident, and will have an estimate of repairs soon. The truck will be towed, according to the adjuster, even though it is still operable. According to Mr. Martin, the insurance will only pay for painting the portion of the truck that's damaged and subsequently repaired. He would like to use funds from his budget to pay for the paint job. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize the repairs to the truck, paying the cost from the district wide budget. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.



Mr. Schaltenbrand reported that their air bottles have expired and they would like to purchase some more by the end of this budget year if they have funds available.



EMA/County Coordinator's Report:



Mr. McQueen submitted the building department report for the month of June 1999, indicating a total of 61 permits issued. A total of 15 residential impact fees were collected, along with 4 impact fees for commercial.



Mr. McQueen reminded the Board that they never took action on the interlocal agreement between Alachua and Gilchrist County on the county line road. The last discussion concluded with the Board asking for a meeting with Alachua County to discuss the matter.



DEP has sent the necessary documents for the Board to ask for an extension for completing the FERDAP grant project at Hart Springs Park. A construction site plan must be sent to DEP before they release the $100,000. Commissioner Suggs stated she spoke to Jerry Scarborough last week and he wants to know if this Board is committed to moving the camp sites at Hart Springs park, if the Water Management District purchases the Lindsey property. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to approve the amendment for the FERDAP grant to extend the completion deadline. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and unanimously approved.



Mr. McQueen received notification that the request for an extension on the FEMA work at Hart Springs park has been approved. The County will be receiving an additional $289,000 for improvements at the park.



Mr. McQueen advised the Board that the EMS director has received notification that her grant application has been approved by the Department of Health for $16,740.00. This grant will require a match by the County in the amount of $5580. The grant will be used to purchase 6 automatic defibulators.



The Board recessed at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.



Shady Grove Road:



Mr. Mutch reported the preliminary information reveals that no easements have been given to the County from the Corbin property. The Board needs to determine how far they wish to pursue this matter. It will cost approximately $6000 to do a center line survey, which the Board voted to do this morning. All property owners will be asked to covey a certain amount of property from the center line. This could result in some property owners having to move their fences and/or lose trees. If 100% of the owners are not willing to convey an easement, the next step would be to go to court. The whole process could end up costing the County and the residents in that area. Ms. Sarah Collis, a resident in that area asked how much right-of-way the County would need. Generally the distance is 30 feet from each direction of the centerline. This action could result in some property owners having to deed more property than others. Ms. Collis objects to having any trees removed from her property. The County could ask for a Declaratory Judgement against Mr. Corbin, the property owner who moved his fence closer to the paved road (and consequently initiated the concern about this matter) or the County could go through a condemnation process, however, that could affect each property owner along that road, not just Mr. Corbin. Mr. Mutch does not recommend condemnation because the County would have to pay the property owners plus their attorneys fees. Because some property owners do not want to give more property to the County than others and some do not want their trees removed, the Board may be better off leaving the situation as it is. For other roads, the Board could require a set back in the Land Development Regulations for fences from county maintained roads. The fence could come up to the right-of-way line if one exists or a certain number of feet, whichever is greater. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to reconsider her earlier motion to authorize a center line survey of the road. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. The motion passed by majority with Commissioner Bush casting the only vote in opposition of the motion. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Mr. Mutch to begin proceedings for a Declaratory Judgement, against Mr. Corbin, which includes a center line survey. Commissioner Thomas seconded by motion. There followed discussion about how a Declaratory Judgement could affect areas of this road, other than the 9/10 mile which parallels Mr. Corbin's property. The motion failed by majority vote with Commissioner Suggs casting the only vote in favor of the motion. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize a center line survey of the entire road. The motion died for lack of a second.



Road Department:



Mr. Martin reported that the drag line the County is leasing is working fine.



Commissioner Wilkerson stated that Mr. Darrell Bunch needs to be paid for demonstrating the use of the drag line. Mr. Martin stated that he and Mr. Ruggles will be operating the drag line. The rock being dug is wet and must dry before being hauled and applied to roads. They are quickly running out of room to stock pile the rock.



Mr. Martin spoke to the Board about whether there are roads in their individual districts that need new rock. He proposes to start in Commissioner Suggs' district because it is further away from the source of rock than any other district, and haul for two weeks. After two weeks, they will move to another district and haul the same number of loads.



Mr. Gilliam advised the Board that the County has saved about $40,000 this fiscal year in repairs and maintenance, primarily on grader repairs, because of the lease purchase plan.



Mr. Martin reported that under the FEMA reimbursement jobs, all the culverts have been installed.



EMS Department:



Ms. Walker submitted a report which indicates the number of calls received year to date, as well as charges and collections. From January 1st thru the middle of June, 1210 calls were received, with charges totaling $348,669.33. A total of $178,483.71 has been collected during the same period of time. The electronic billing system is in place and the collection time has decreased.



Ms. Walker spoke to the Board about the amount of funds spent this fiscal year on repairs to vehicles. So far this year, approximately $25,000 has been spent. She would like to do a remount on one of the ambulances. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Ms. Walker to do a new remount on one of the ambulances. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Ms. Walker explained that she has $15,000 in her budget that she did not spend for a lease/purchase and those funds could be used for the remount. The motion passed unanimously.



Summit Professional Services:



Mr. Moseley submitted a status report for the Board's review. The field work (surveying) is nearly completed on the Neighborhood Revitalization program in the Sun N Fun subdivision. No permanent structures are encroaching on the road ways. Some fences are on right-of-way, but they do not anticipate having to move the fences.



The Economic Development project, involving Overstreet Mulch is currently being bid for the installation of turn lanes. The pre-bid meeting will be held this Thursday. Mr. Overstreet would like to transfer an easement of 100 feet, which would facilitate the construction of a safety zone for stopping and starting large trucks prior to entering state road 26. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the transfer of easement from Overstreet. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. The motion passed unanimously.



Mr. Corbett Alday spoke to the Board about the invoice of $7740 for a Hazard Mitigation grant project. They do not normally submit an invoice for grant writing if they administer the program. Mr. Gilliam stated that there are no funds available to pay this invoice. Mr. Alday stated that the grant does not provide funds for grant writing. Mr. McQueen stated that the County is eligible for $190,148 but there is some question as to whether the funding will be available. Summit did approach the Board and reported that there is a Hazard Mitigation grant available. There were six projects identified and Hart Springs was ranked number one by the Board. A 12.5% match would be required for the Hazard Mitigation grant. The Hart Springs project is somewhat complicated because the County has received funds from FEMA and will receive FERDAP grant funds to do work at the park. Whether or not the Water Management District purchases property near the park also has a bearing on what improvements will be done, so at this time, it is difficult to say what the Hazard Mitigation grant would be used for, if indeed the funds for Hazard Mitigation are approved. Mr. Alday does not recommend the County paying their invoice if they have not received notification that they will be receiving the Hazard Mitigation grant. Mr. Alday stated that if the County is not awarded the grant, then the County does not owe Summit for the invoice.



Jim Boggs- Florida Crown Workforce Development Board:



Mr. Jim Boggs spoke to the Board, explaining that the Florida Crown Workforce Development concept is a four county consortium, consisting of Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist and Union counties. This program replaces the JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act). Within the consortium an interlocal agreement was executed, which defines the relationships and establishes a consortium group. A member from each county was appointed. Commissioner Bush actually chairs the board. Mr. Boggs submitted a five year plan to the Board, which outlines the programs and activities. The plan also provides a description of services available to Gilchrist County. Mr. Mutch has prepared a resolution amending the interlocal agreement with the Florida Crown Workforce Development Consortium, which provides for the appointment of a representative from the County Commission. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to adopt the resolution, re-appointing Commissioner Bush to serve as a member of the Consortium. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs. Vote of the Board was unanimous. A copy of resolution 99-36 is on file in the Clerk's Office. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the five year plan. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs and unanimously approved. According to Dr. Surrency, there are approximately 150 students involved in this program.



HRS Nominating Board:



Mr. Jimmie Sheffield, former County Commissioner, spoke to the Board about naming a replacement to the HRS District Nominating Board. According to Mr. Sheffield, he is still listed as Gilchrist County's representative. Following discussion, Commissioner Suggs stated that she will serve in that capacity.



Economic Development Project:



Mr. Mutch stated the County may not want an easement at Overstreet's Economic Development project site, after reviewing the material. According to Mr. Mutch, the county only needs a right-of-way. The County requires 60 feet of right-of-way and Overstreet is proposing 32 feet, which is permitted for an access road, however, in the subdivision regulations, 60 foot right-of-way width is required, along with a 24 foot wearing surface. They are proposing to convey to the County an easement for ingress and egress and to then use public money to stabilize and maintain the area in the future. This is a private road going into a business and the County can not maintain a private road. The grant of easement would have to be done is such a way that it does not give any liability to the County, according to Mr. Mutch. Commissioner Suggs moved to accept the easement, stipulating that the County will not provide any maintenance or accept any liability in the future. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. The motion passed unanimously.



EMA/County Coordinator's Report (cont.):



The DSR work on Suwannee Landing under the FEMA program (paving 3200 feet) has received an extension for completion and Whitehurst would like to bid the entire job. This project received a funding level of $46,000 under the FEMA program.



Commissioner Thomas reported that all garbage is hauled to the Gilchrist County transfer station before being transported to Alachua County. The amount of garbage coming into the facility has tripled over the last year. The new truck is hauling garbage to Alachua County all day and it was purchased as a back up truck. Mr. Holt should be back to work in four weeks. During his absence, Temicka Dickerson has been working in his place. She is a part time employee and Ms. Avery would like to hire her full time, due to the increase in work load. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to reclassify a part time temporary position to a full time permanent position, transferring money to fund the position from other salaries. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous. There followed discussion about HAL and other private haulers dumping their garbage at the Gilchrist County transfer station, rather than hauling it themselves to Alachua County. When the landfill was open in Archer, it was more economical for them to haul their garbage there, however, when the Archer landfill was closed and the new facility was opened near Waldo road, it became more economical for the private hauler to haul to the County's facility. There is a $6 per ton difference in our tipping fees and Alachua County. One compacted load of garbage fills the bin at the transfer facility about 2/3 full. The Board discussed the possibility of raising the tipping fee to compensate for the additional cost of hauling.

Commissioner Thomas reported that two 40 yard roll-off containers are being requested; one open 40 yard container for C & D. The regular 40 yard container is $3000 and the compactor container is $3726 (also a 40 yard). Commissioner Bush moved to approve the purchase. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously.



The contractor who picks up the recycled cardboard has notified the Solid Waste supervisor that he does not want to pick up wet cardboard. Ms. Avery has a price estimate for materials to build a 20 x 48 pole barn. The materials cost is $5200 and she would propose that Mr. Spears construct the building, using the inmate squad. Commissioner Thomas moved to bid the construction of a pole barn. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.



Allen Luzader- Building Department:



Mr. Luzader received bids for a vehicle for the Building Department. A Jeep Cherokee is available for $20,000. This price is good for a 1999 or 2000 model. Mr. Luzader would like to pay $10,000 towards to the cost of the vehicle this fiscal year, and pay the balance over the next two fiscal years. He would also like to bid the Dodge Van and Chevy Corsica and apply any funds received toward to the cost of the vehicle. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to declare the Dodge Van and Chevy Corsica as surplus vehicles, authorizing the solicitation of bids for both. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Bush. The motion passed unanimously. There followed discussion regarding the bids Mr. Luzader received on new vehicles. The Board advised Mr. Luzader to find out how long it will take to get a vehicle once it is ordered and where the money will come from within his budget.



Commissioner Suggs stated that David James, a volunteer with the Fanning Springs VFD went through EMT school. The cost was $552.60 for the class. He has applied for a job with the EMS Department. Commissioner Suggs stated that she thought the reimbursement for classes was contingent upon the person being employed with the EMS Department. The Board had directed Mr. Mutch, Mr. Gilliam and Commissioner Suggs to develop a policy and it has not been done.



EMS/Fire luncheon is July 16th at the Trenton EMS station.



There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adjourn at 5:30 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously.



ATTEST: APPROVED:







JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK RANDY DURDEN, CHAIR