MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MARCH 12, 2001.

 

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 1:00 p.m., in the School Board Meeting Room, located at 310 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:

 

Commissioner Randy Durden, Chair

Commissioner Fred Wilkerson, Vice Chair

Commissioner Wilbur Bush

Commissioner Sue Suggs

Commissioner John Rance Thomas

 

Others present: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court, Sam Mutch, County Attorney, Pete Bringham, Assistant County Attorney, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Karen Heaton, Deputy Clerk, Sam Ferguson, Finance Director, Forrest Beach, John Ayers, Lewis Overstreet, Jimmie Summers, Judge Edward Philman, Judge Robert Cates, Ted McFeteridge, Mr. and Mrs. George Crady, Susan Bryant, Diane Avery, Sheriff David Turner, Bud Riffle, W.W. Welch, Tax Collector, Dan Taylor, Ron Mills, Lee Shaltenbrand, Murph Everett, Bill Brideson, Charles Bryant, Jay Mosely, Lisa Oakes, Gene Parrish, Valerie Anderson, Don Thomas, Mitchell Gentry, Teresa Gentry, Dr. Roy Carriker, Lois Fletcher, Frank Grant, Bruce Delaney.

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Durden called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.

 

Agenda Changes:

(None)

 

Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to accept the Agenda.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Consent Agenda:

 

1)                 Approval of Order to extend Local State of Emergency for Fire.

2)                 Budget Entries:

#BE1-058, Fine & Forfeiture Fund (150), transfer in the amount of $385.40

#BE1-059, Law Enforcement Trust Fund, transfer in the amount of $1,000

3)                 Invoice #016, from the City of Trenton / Fire Calls for the month of January ($2,100)

4)                 Invoice #1, from Summit Professional Services, Inc., in the amount of $1,630 for surveying services for 2000/2001 FRDAP Application and Project - Waters Lake Park

5)                 Invoice #2, from Summit Professional Services in the amount of $1,250 for planning and development coordination of 2000/2001 FRDAP Application and Project - Waters Lake Park

6)                 Management Agreement with DEP (renewal/10 years) for the County boat ramp at Hart Springs

7)                 Surplus Property List

8)                 Surplus Property List for Road Department items

9)                 Minutes for the meetings of January 22nd, February 5th and February 19, 2001.


Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Attorney’s Report:

 

Waccasassa VFD - Mr. Mutch reported that Gary Martin had contacted him regarding the suit filed against him and Mr. Ivines.  Mr. Martin has made a counterclaim for materials he had obtained from Prince Georges County and the truck from Winter Haven.  (1/100)

 

Special Public Defender Contracts -  The contracts for Candace Brower and Tom Jorwarski have been executed.  The contract with Diane See is still pending. These contracts are in effect through September 30, 2002.  The Board had authorized the contract attorneys to be paid for dependency cases at the same rate as the second year for the third and fourth years.  Mr. Mutch stated that Court Cost Containment does not agree and the amendment has been withdrawn. (1/165)

 

Ginnie Springs v. Gilchrist County - On March 7, 2001, the County was served with a motion to enforce the settlement agreement.  Mr. Mutch explained that Ms. Boyes never provided the County with an executed copy of the agreement.  One element of this agreement requires that all parties enter into it and Mr. Craig Watson had not agreed to do so.  (1/195)

 

Fire Special Assessments - Mr. Mutch has reviewed the proposed contract from Neighbors, Giblin & Nickerson.  The contract meets all legal requirements and is for the sum quoted by Ms. Delegal in her communications with the Board.  The contract is ready for execution. (1/270)

 

National Association of Counties Meeting - Mr. Mutch reported that he and Commissioner Suggs had attended the National Association of Counties Meeting on Saturday, March 3, 2001. He informed the Board that Commissioner Suggs was at the forefront in fighting a proposal by Dane County, Wisconsin to accept USEPA proposals for intensive agriculture.  This proposal would require a specific number of animals as the threshold for intensive agriculture, no matter what the acreage of the farm.  The Rural Coalition was able to modify the proposed language.

 

Mr. Mutch reported on sessions held on septic tanks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Rural Caucus and a session with the Secretary of Transportation.  (1/270)

 

(Commissioner Thomas arrived at 1:15 p.m.)

 

Expanding Membership in the Planning and Zoning Board - Mr. Mutch advised the Board that this item would need to be referred to the Planning and Zoning Board before a final decision is made.  (This item is scheduled for a public hearing on this date.) 

 

Deed Restrictions / Mike and Mary Myers - Mr. Mutch contacted Mike and Mary Myers at the request of Commissioner Wilkerson.  They have requested clarification on what is permitted by the County verses what is permitted by the deed restrictions.  Mr. Mutch will send them more information. (1/600)

 

 

Suggestions for Planning and Zoning items - At the request of Commissioner Thomas, Mr. Mutch prepared a recommended list of materials or items to be included in applications for land-use approval to the Board of County Commissioners.  The Board directed staff to schedule these recommendations for a public hearing in April. (1/625)


Clerk’s Report:

 

Church of Christ - Mr. Gilliam advised the Board that a tentative closing date has been set for March 20, 2001.  The full amount of the purchase is $315,000.  Mr. Forrest Beach, Mr. Louis Overstreet and Mr. Jimmie Summers were present to discuss the sale.  Considering the Church will be constructing a new building, Mr. Gilliam recommends the County provide a lease agreement in the amount of $1.00 per year with the Church paying utilities, maintenance, insurance and other related costs.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to enter into a written lease agreement for $1.00 per year with the Church responsible for insurance, utilities, maintenance and other related costs and an option to renew the lease at the end of twelve (12) months at thirty (30) day intervals.  The motion carried unanimously.  The County Attorney will prepare Resolution for this agreement for the meeting scheduled March 19, 2001. (1/677)

 

(Sam Mutch left the meeting at 2:00 p.m.)

 

Mills Engineering Contract - Mr. Gilliam referred the Board to the Contract submitted by Mills Engineering.  The annual contract was submitted to the Board on October 16, 2000 but was pending a renegotiation of the fees.  Considering the invoices for the current fiscal year have been paid at the proposed new rates, Mr. Gilliam recommended that the Board reconsider the proposed contract as submitted.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve the new contract with Mills Engineering at the new proposed rates.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/823)

 

County Attorney Proposals - Three proposals were received for the County Attorney services; Sam Mutch, Marty Smith and David Coffey.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to refer the attorney proposals to Commissioner Durden, Ron McQueen and Joe Gilliam for a recommendation.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/880)

 

Gilchrist County Foster Parents Association - The Gilchrist County Foster Parents Association has requested the funds approved for the FY 2000/01 in the amount of $400.  These funds were approved for the Tri-County Foster Parents Association which is no longer in existence.  Mr. Gilliam presented Budget Entry #BE1-057 and a Resolution transferring these funds from the Tri-County Foster Parents Association to the Gilchrist County Foster Parents Association.  Chairman Durden read the short title of Resolution 01-16.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to approve Budget Entry #BE1-057 by Resolution.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/989) (A copy of Resolution 01-16 is on file in the Clerk’s Office)

 

Budget Entry #BE1-060 / Resolution 01-17 - Chairman Durden read the short title of Resolution 01-17 amending the Transportation Projects/Impact Fee Fund (141) by an increase of $356,130 of unanticipated revenues in the form of debt proceeds from Capital City Bank for the County Road 232 Road Project #0030 (CR 232 from SR 47 to the Alachua County Line).  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve Budget Entry #BE1-060 by Resolution.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1035) (A copy of Resolution 01-17 is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)

 

Report of Disbursements to the BOCC -   Mr. Gilliam submitted the Disbursements Reports for the months of December 2000 and  January 2001.   (December - $12,974.47, January - $15,003.63) (1/1079)

 

Public Officials Bonds - Mr. Gilliam reported that the bonds for the Constitutional Officers have been received and are on file in the Clerk’s Office.  (1/1092)

 


P.P.I. / Invoice #6 - Mr. Gilliam presented invoice #6 from Perry Parrish, Inc. for approval.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to approve payment of Invoice #6 in the amount of $71,163.51.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1107)

 

Air Conditioners - Sam Ferguson reported that two of the air-conditioning units (2 - 5-ton) for the Courthouse need to be replaced. Both of these units are on the west end of the building to the Property Appraiser’s Office and the old BOCC meeting room.  The cost to replace these units will be $6,000 each.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Thomas to approve the purchase of  two (2) air-conditioning units.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1160)

 

SHIP Loan Recipient - Mr. Gilliam informed the Board that Lorane Hogan, who was recently re-qualified  for a SHIP Loan in the amount of $17,500, would be funded by County funds only with no lending institutions participating.   (1/1230)

 

 

EMA / County Coordinator Report:

 

Building Department Summary - Mr. McQueen referred the Board to a copy of the Building Department Report for the month of February 2001.  There were ten (10) Impact Fees paid on mobile homes totaling $14,413.10 and three (3) Impact Fees collected for new construction which totaled $2,882.62 County and $369.88 City.  (1/1265)

 

Monthly 911 Address Points Report - The Property Appraiser’s Office is still working on the conversion of data for the mapping program.  Mr. Harrison has hired two part-time employees to input the 911 information into the program.  Mr. Harrison requested that these employees be paid out of 911 funds for this project. ($7,500).  Motion by Commissioner Bush, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the transfer of funds from the 911 fund to reimburse the salaries up to $7,500.  The motion carried with Commissioner Suggs voting ‘no.’  (1/1290)

 

North Central Florida Regional Planning Council - A letter was received from Mr. Charlie Justice with NCFRPC in regards to the recent invoice submitted to the Board in the amount of $7,165.20.  The Board had requested that this invoice be resubmitted with an itemization of the charges.  Mr. Justice replied that $3,000 was for the change to the Economic Development Element of the LDR’s which is required under the CDBG.  The balance of the invoice is for the work done on the projects listed.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, Seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to have Mr. Justice come before the Commission at a future meeting and explain the invoice. The motion carried unanimously.  The Board directed Ron McQueen to contact Mr. Justice.  (1/1380) 

 

Letter from David L. MacKay - Mr. McQueen commented on the letter received from David MacKay, attorney for the Otter Springs Corporation.  They have acquired a piece of property that is zoned industrial which would allow the truck transfer station and future bottling plant the corporation was proposing.  Currently there is a moratorium on such permits by the Suwannee River Water Management District.  (1/1557)

 

SE 70th Avenue / Mills Engineering - Lee Mills request authorization from the Board to proceed with  topographical survey on SE 70th Avenue.  The survey will help the Board determine the amount that will be paid by the County on this project.  The survey will cost approximately $5,000.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the survey by Mills Engineering for approximately $5,000 to be paid out of Impact Fee Funds.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1624)


Representative George Crady:

 

Commissioner Suggs introduced Representative George Crady and spoke of  his accomplishments for the State.  She commended him for the integrity and fortitude in which he served.  Before Representative George Crady left office last year, Judge Cates had requested that he help Gilchrist County obtain funding for the Courthouse Renovations and the new Judicial Complex.  Commissioner Suggs read and presented a plaque to Representative Crady.

 

Presented to George Crady, our hero and friend.  The citizens and public officials of Gilchrist County would like to express their gratitude and never ending respect for dedicated service to all of the citizens of Florida and especially Gilchrist County in the pursuance of Courthouse funding.  Presented this 12th day of March 2001 by the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

Representative Crady addressed the Board and those present.  He explained that Judge Cates had approached him in regards to assistance for renovating small county courthouses.  Representative Crady then requested the Governor’s Office to put money in the budget for small counties to build or renovate their courthouses. 

 

Judge Robert Cates also addressed the Board commending the efforts by Representative Crady for the

Courthouse funding.  (1/1672)

 

Delinquent Tax Certificates:

 

Mr. Welch appeared before the Board in regards to the Delinquent County Tax Certificate list.  Mr. Welch explained that the County holds several County Tax Certificates that will expire this May.   Tax Certificates are automatically voided after seven (7) years.  Mr. Welch requests direction from the Board on making tax deed applications on these parcels.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to process the tax deed applications including payment of the title searches in the amount of $125 each.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2290)

 

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

 

Hart Springs - Mr. McQueen provided the Board with preliminary plans for the restroom facilities at the proposed new campground. He explained that Water Management will have to assist with the project.  The buildings must be flood proof. The FRDAP funds must be expended by August 1,2001 for the campground.  (1/2415)

 

Commissioner Suggs mentioned that Amos Philman has talked with his father about the paddle boats at Hart Springs.  Commissioner Suggs explained that the paddle boats are currently supplied by the Saw Shop and there have been problems with the service.  Mr. Philman’s father is willing to make the same arrangement for the paddle boats, boards and tube rentals.  He would accept payment based on the monthly income from these rentals.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to enter into the same agreement with Mr. Philman for the paddle boats, boards and tube rentals.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2565)

 


In regards to pumping sand from the boil, Mr. McQueen told the Board that Dixie County bought a machine to pump the sand from one of their springs.  Dixie County has offered to supply the labor, the machine and equipment for one (1) week for a cost of $3,500.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to enter into an agreement with Dixie County to remove the permitted sand from the boil at Hart Springs.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2699)

 

Dental and Vision Insurance - Mr. McQueen discussed the results of a survey taken of the County Employees regarding the proposed dental and vision insurance plan with Florida League of Cities.  Most of the employees are interested in this plan.  If the Board provided coverage for the employees with the employees paying dependants, the cost to the County would be approximately $18,000.  With constitutional officers included, it would cost approximately $25,000 per year.  Considering this benefit has not been included in the current budget, the Board agreed to authorize the dental and vision insurance with Florida League to be considered in the 2001/2002 budget.  (1/2920)

 

Suwannee River Water Management District - Mr. McQueen reported that SRWMD held a Drought Coordinator Meeting and has scheduled additional meetings.   The worst drought on record was the 1954 through 1957 the current numbers are below that but they are projecting the worst drought on record.  The ground water level is now at a 30" deficit.  At this time, SRWMD does not intend to limit agricultural irrigation.  (1/3094)

 

(Commissioner Suggs left the room at 2:50 p.m.)

 

North Gilchrist VFD -  Commissioner Thomas and Bud Riffle informed the Board that one of the North Gilchrist VFD’s tankers needs to have the engine replaced.  Mr. Riffle found a rebuilt engine in Ocala for $3,500.  With installation, the cost should be approximately $5,000.  Considering the current conditions, Commissioner Thomas recommends the engine be replaced as soon as possible.  The Department requests the Board’s assistance with paying this cost.  Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve replacing the engine for cost up to $5,000 out of the District Wide Fire Fund.  The motion carried unanimously.  (Commissioner Suggs was absent.)  (1/3550)

 

Request from Mr. Deen, Warriors for Christ - Mr. McQueen commented on a request received by Mr. Deen with the Warriors for Christ for a special exception to permit a radio tower.  Mr. Deen came in the day before the fees changed without a complete application.  Mr. McQueen wanted direction from the Board in regards to the fees.  The Board agreed that the County policy must be followed.  (1/3900)

 

Solid Waste Department:

 

Toxic Roundup & Amnesty Days - Diane Avery advised the Board that ‘Toxic Roundup’ has been scheduled for April 7, 2001.  Ms. Avery also recommends that ‘Amnesty Days’ be scheduled on March 24th through April 7th for tires and appliances. 

 

Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the dates of March 24th through April 7th for Amnesty Days and April 7th for Toxic Roundup.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/174)

 

 

Commissioner Suggs returned to the meeting at 3:10 p.m.

 

Proposed Drop-Off site property - Ms. Avery told the Board that she has located a proposed location for a new drop off site.  The property is known as the old Craggs Woodyard. $30,000 has been budgeted for the acquisition of property for a new drop off site.  Bids are currently being taken for this property. The Board directed Ron McQueen and Diane Avery to prepare three bids to bring back to the Board on March 19th.    (2/244)


Public Hearing / Resolution support of funding to Florida Public School Nurses:

 

A request was received by The School Nurses of Okaloosa County for the Board of County Commissioners to consider a resolution declaring support for state funding for school nurses in all Florida public schools.  Chairman Durden read the resolution in consideration.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Bush, to approve the resolution in support of state funding for school  nurses in all Florida public schools. (2/400) (A copy of Resolution 01-15 is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)

 

Sheriff Turner:

 

Sheriff Turner appeared before the Board in regards to proposed construction of a new Law Enforcement Complex.  The Sheriff’s Office submitted three options were for the Board’s consideration. 

 

Option #1            Law Enforcement Complex (Walker Curve Site)

Option #2            Existing property with construction of new complex and moving the Road Dept.

Option #3            Modular Building at current location

 

Sheriff Turner explained that the project would be funded by Federal forfeiture funds.  The Board postponed discussion of this item until the meeting of March 19th in order to review the information submitted.  (2/430)

 

Gilchrist County Historical Society / Korean War Monument: 

 

Commissioner Suggs, along with Mr. Dan Taylor, Mr. Bill Brideson and Mr. Murph Everritt have been appointed by the Gilchrist County Historical Society to the Korean War Monument Committee.  Mr. Dan Taylor presented a draft of the proposed monument.  The committee is requesting permission from the Board of County Commissioners to proceed with plans to erect the monument honoring the Korean War Veterans in Gilchrist County with the location being approximately twenty (20) yards West of the flag pole.  The monument will be honor of Gilchrist County residents who served in Korea from 1950 to 1953.  The approximate cost will be between $6,500 and $7,000.

 

Motion by Commissioner Suggs, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to support the Korean War Monument with a donation of $2,500 with funds from General Reserve.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/710)

 

Commissioner Suggs left the meeting at 3:45 p.m.

 

Public Hearing / Adoption of Board Procedures:

 

For the Boards approval, Mr. Pete Bringham, Assistant to the County Attorney, referred the Board to a Procedure prepared by Sam Mutch for the scheduling of items on the BOCC Agendas.  The procedure will require citizens, commissioners, constitutional officers and staff to prepare an agenda item and to submit it within the prescribed time so that it may be placed on the next agenda of the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Mr. Gilliam explained that he had reviewed the procedure and would like to amend the policy as follows:

 

- Page 1, item 1:  add “submitted in writing”


- Page 1, item 1:  add “all resolutions, proclamations and ordinances must be submitted by email                   or on disk in Word Perfect or Word format

- Page 2, item 2:  Delete the last sentence.

- Page 2, item 3: “The County Coordinator is responsible for advertisements dealing with issues

  concerning the advisory code enforcement board, Planning and Zoning Board        and Land Development Regulations.”

 

Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the procedures with the changes mentioned.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/1180)

 

Selection of CDBG Grant Specialist & Engineering Services: 

 

Mr. McQueen stated that the request for proposals were sent out by letters to those who had applied in the past and advertised locally.  Enough applications were received to select an engineer but only two applications were received for a consultant.  Mr. McQueen stated that a consultant or an engineer does not have to be selected unless the grant is awarded. 

 

The only grant the County is eligible for at this time is the housing grant for repairs and replacement of homes.  The two applications received for consultant were from Betty Jordan and Associates and Summit Professional Services.  

 

Jay Mosely and Lisa Oakes were present and discussed the housing grant with the Board.  Mr. Mosely commented that the replacement homes would cost between $40,000 and $42,000.   Ms. Oakes explained that the grant funds may be used for grant writing if awarded.  An option would be to have someone to write grant application under a small purchase contract under CDBG.  The grant applications are due April 30th.   

 

Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to allow Summit Professional Services at no cost to the County to prepare the CDBG grant for housing and schedule two public hearings to determine the categories in which to apply.  The motion carried unanimously.  (The hearings will be scheduled for April 2nd and April 16th.)  (2/2080)

 

Commissioner Reports:

 

Commissioner Bush reported that the new grader has been delivered and is in use.  The Spring Ridge road repairs will be completed this week.  (2/3125)

 

Mr. Gilliam informed Board that the Methodist Church held a Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for the Volunteer Fire Departments.  They collected $625 at the door and received a donation in the amount $250.  The church donated $125 to bring the amount to a total of $1,000. (2/3400)

 

Public Hearing / Planning & Zoning Board / Increasing from five to seven members:

 

Chairman Durden stated that increasing the membership of the Planning and Zoning Board from five (5) members to seven (7) members would require a change to the Land Development Regulations in which case would need to be referred to the Planning and Zoning Board for a public hearing and a recommendation.

 

Commissioner Bush stated the reason he had wanted to consider increasing the number on the Planning and Zoning Board was due to the number of good applications received for the recent vacancy on that Board. 


Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to refer this item to the Planning and Zoning Board for a public hearing and a recommendation.  The motion carried unanimously.  (3/020)

 

 

Public Hearing / Recommendations Re: Driveways for Minor Subdivisions:

 

Mr. McQueen stated that the purpose of this public hearing is to determine if developers should be required to install driveways prior to approval of a minor subdivision.  Mr. Gene Parrish commented that the problem has been a matter of clarity and that developers should be able to know if this will be required prior to the meeting for approval of the subdivision.  Mr. Parrish recommended that if this responsibility should fall on the developer it should be put in the LDR’s. 

 

The Board discussed common driveways which serve two lots and who would be responsible for having them put in.  If the developer is responsible for putting in the driveways prior to acceptance of the subdivision, they would then recoup that cost from both lots.

 

Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to recommend the requirement to the Planning and Zoning Board, to require developers of minor subdivisions to install driveways, and to request a recommendation be brought back to the Board of County Commissioners. (3/676)

 

Mr. Parrish also addressed the Board in regards to an amendment of the LDR’s regarding the protection of section corners and quarter section corners by a licensed surveyor.  He recommends the Board make sure this is being done with the road projects that have been completed or are currently being constructed.  The Board directed Ron McQueen to contact those road construction companies about the control points and make sure this is being followed.  (3/1070)

 

Visioning Committee Report:

 

Mr. Mitchell Gentry came before the Board to present the Visioning Committee’s Report.  Mr. Gentry read the “Vision Statement” prepared by the committee;

 

“Our vision for Gilchrist County in 2020 is rural communities working in harmony to provide opportunities for all its citizens through balanced growth and enhanced education, while preserving our proud heritage, natural resources and agriculture.”

 

 

The Committee submitted a report compiled at the “Gilchrist County – 2020 Vision,” a Community Visioning Workshop held on January 27, 2001. 

 

Dr. Carriker addressed the Board and commended the work of the Visioning Committee in the visioning process.  He commented that the process legitimized a set of vision statements for the County and provides focus for direction for the future of the County.  He encouraged the Commission to follow through with the vision statement and recommended a small committee be appointed to make recommendations on how to proceed with the implementation phase. 

 

 


Chairman Durden recommended that those who served on the Visioning Committee also serve on the committee to implement the vision statement.  Mr. Gentry will provide a list of names to the Board of those who served on the committee. 

 

Mr. Frank Grant and Mr. Bruce Delaney, with the University of Florida, also spoke to the Board about the visioning process and the consensus.  Mr. Gentry pointed out that the report may be used as a tool by the Board of County Commissioners to indicate the needs and wants of the citizens of Gilchrist County.     Mr. Delaney suggested that the “vision statement” be memorialized in someway within the County’s publications or on a new building.  

 

The Board discussed the report with the committee and commended them for the work they have done over the past twenty months to develop the report and reach the consensus of the citizens of Gilchrist County.  (A copy of the report is on file at the Clerk’s Office.)

 

 

Old Business:

(None)

 

New Business

(None)

 

Public Participation:

(None)

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Wilkerson moved to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved.

 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

 

                                                                             

RANDY DURDEN, CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

 

 

                                                                        

JOSEPH W. GILLIAM, CLERK