MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD OCTOBER 15, 2001.

 

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on Monday, October 15, 2001, at 4:00 p.m. in Bell City Hall, located in the Bell Train Depot at 3240 W. Rail Road Lane, Bell, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:

 

Commissioner Randy Durden, Chairman

Commissioner Wilbur Bush

Commissioner Sue Suggs

Commissioner John Rance Thomas

Commissioner Fred Wilkerson, Vice Chairman

 

(Mr. Bush arrived at 5:20 p.m.)

 

Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court, John McPherson, County Attorney, Sam Ferguson, Director of Finance, Karen Heaton, Deputy Clerk, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Lee Shaltenbrand, Wendy Luzader, Allen Luzader, Charissa Strickland, Don Alexander, Kay Clarke, Jeff Jordan, Pat Swilley, Joanne Payne, Troy Payne, Roosevelt Stalvey, Michelle Crawford and Jimmie Ray Downing.  

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Durden called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was recessed for the scheduled executive session at 4:05 p.m.  Those present for the executive session were Chairman Durden, Commissioner Sue Suggs, Commissioner John Thomas and John McPherson, County Attorney.

 

The regular meeting was reconvened at 5:00 p.m.  The Invocation was delivered by Commissioner Thomas and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Suggs. 

 

Agenda Changes:

 

Additions:         Sheriff’s Request for Budget Transfers (Clerk’s Report)

 

Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to accept the agenda.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Consent Agenda:

 

1) Approval of Minutes – Budget Workshop, August 9, 2001

2) Approval of Purchase Order #220104

(To GCRA for MUSCO Lighting / $31,250)

 

Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to accept the Consent Agenda. The motion carried unanimously.  

 


Attorney’s Report:

 

Ordinance: Use of Right-of-Way – Mr. McPherson advised that he has prepared a draft ordinance for the regulation of County Right-of-Ways.  The draft has been referred to Commissioner Bush and Ron McQueen for review and will come before the Board on November 5th.  (1/100)

 

Pre-Inspections of Mobile Homes – Mr. McPherson provided draft policies for the Board’s review and approval at 6:45 p.m.  (1/120)

 

a.         The proposed procedures for regular ordinance adoption

b.         A revised set of procedures for Land Use Notice and Review

            c.         Procedures for Quasi-Judicial Land Use Hearings

 

Pre-Inspections of Mobile Homes – Mr. McPherson prepared a memorandum on this subject to be reviewed at a time certain: 7:00 p.m.

 

Exemption of Farm Buildings From Permitting – The question had been raised recently as to whether or not the County may require permits for farm or agricultural buildings.  Mr. McPherson referenced 604.50 Florida Statutes, “Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any nonresidential farm building located on a farm is exempt from the Florida Building Code and any county or municipal building code.  Mr. Sam Mutch, the County’s previous County Attorney had requested an opinion from the Attorney General as to whether or not this prevents the County from undertaking any permitting of non-residential farm buildings. 

 

Mr. McPherson stated his opinion that this statute is exempting non-residential agricultural buildings from building codes and that building codes are different from Land Development Regulations, site plan requirements or permitting requirements.  He explained that the Legislature, in chapter 163, F.S., allows local governments to impose many types of permits. 

 

Mr. McPherson stated that the other issue is whether or not the Gilchrist County Land Development Code requires the permitting of farm buildings.  He referenced Section 14.4.1, LDR’s, “no permit for erection, alteration, moving or repair of any building shall be issued until an application has been made for a Certificate of Land Development Regulation, and the certificate shall be issued in regulations upon completion of the work” He commented that the only permit required by the County is a building permit and if the statutes exempted these buildings from permits then the Certificate of Compliance would not be needed. 

 

He referenced Section 14.4.1, F.S. which states “It shall be unlawful to use or occupy, or permit the use or occupancy, of any building or premises, or part of any building or premises .....until a Certificate of Land Development Regulation Compliance shall have been issued by the Land Development Regulation Administrator.”  Mr. McPherson suggested that the Board may want to require a Certificate of Land Development Regulation Compliance before allowing the construction of any structure that is regulated in the code. 

 


Mr. McQueen stated that the Building Department currently issues a Zoning Compliance prior to the Building Permit.  Discussion followed regarding the definition of agricultural buildings and permitting.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to schedule this item for a workshop on November 5th.  Commissioner Suggs amended the motion to send the issue to the Planning and Zoning Board for a recommendation.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and carried unanimously.  (1/141)

 

Associated Uniform Rental Service – Mr. McPherson advised that he has not received any further communications or filings relating to this issue.  Mr. Gilliam mentioned that the County received an invoice for the month of September.  Considering that the service was terminated by the County on September 12th, Mr. Gilliam asked for direction from the Board regarding the invoices.  He stated that payment has been made through September 12th.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Thomas, to not pay any more invoices from Associated Uniform Service.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/496)

 

NW 50th Street – As discussed at the meeting held September 17th, the Board directed Mr. McPherson to prepare an ordinance and a short title amending the speed limit on NW 50th Street which will be advertised for the meeting scheduled November 5, 2001.  (1/551)

 

Clerk’s Report:

 

Duct Busters – Mr. Gilliam advised that Ductbusters has cleaned the air handler and ducts in the Clerk’s Office, The Supervisor of Elections Office and the Tax Collector’s Office and has submitted a list of recommendations on items that need to be resolved.

 

#1        Mrs. Walker’s Unit – The existing filter is virtually useless.  Recommendation: Sealing the closet and installing a filter in the unit.  (Estimated cost: $265.00)

 

#2        Susan’s Unit – No access to air handler due to sprinkler lines.  Recommendation: Remove air handler, seal return plenum, and reinstall with access. (Estimated cost: $775.00)

 

#3        Storage Office – Recommendation:  Install a transfer grill or another return in adjoining space.  (Estimated cost: $135.00)

 

#4        Ouside air for ventilation purposes is absent from all of the units except the Judge’s Chambers.  Recommendation: Engineering a solution. 

 

Mr. Gilliam discussed the recommendations and explained that the sprinkler company has rerouted the lines which corrected #2.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the request for #1 and #3. The motion carried unanimously.  Mr. Gilliam will bring back recommendation for #4.  (1/604) 

 

(Commissioner Bush arrived at 5:20 p.m.)

 

Renovations Update – Mr. Gilliam reported that a final walk through was carried out on October 8th.  All of the punch list items have been corrected except for the application of a stain to the grout on the tile floors.  (1/740)

 

Perry-Parrish, Inc. – For the Board’s approval, Mr. Gilliam presented an invoice from P.P.I. in the amount of $78,715.27 and recommended payment.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Bush, to approve payment of the invoice from P.P.I. in the amount of $78,715.27.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/780)


 

Resolution / National Epilepsy Month   The Commission received a letter from the Committee for Epilepsy Awareness requested the adoption of a resolution declaring November 2001 as National Epilepsy Awareness Month.  Chairman Durden read the short title of Resolution #01-73.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the resolution.  The motion carried unanimously.  (A copy of Resolution #01-73 is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)  (1/800)

 

Sheriff’s Request – Mr. Gilliam referred the Board to a letter received from Sheriff Turner requesting approval to write off two (2) invoices received from the Gilchrist County Emergency Medical Services.  The invoices were for the response and treatment of two (2) inmates.  (Total amount: $60.00) Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Bush, to approve the request.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/830)

 

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare – For the Board’s approval, Mr. Gilliam presented the proposed funding agreement between Gilchrist County Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. for the provision of mental health and substance abuse services.  The agreement is for the period of October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.  Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. also submitted a request for the first quarterly payment of $4,804.25.  Mr. Gilliam stated that the County Attorney has reviewed the contract.  Motion by Commissioner Thomas, second by Commissioner Suggs, to approve the annual funding agreement and to approve payment of $4,804.25.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/864)

 

Small County Coalition – The Commission received a request from the Small County Coalition for the appointment of two (2) Commissioners to serve on the Board of Directors and one (1) staff member to serve as Staff Liaison.  For the past year, Commissioner Durden, Commissioner Suggs and Ron McQueen have served in this capacity.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Bush, to reappoint Commissioner Durden, Commissioner Suggs and Ron McQueen.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/903)

 

Tourism Task Force – Mr. Gilliam referenced a letter from Mr. Jim Brantley, Florida Association of Counties, requesting approval of a resolution to be included in a grant application from the Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy Tourism Development Board to Enterprise Florida for a staffing grant.  Chairman Durden read the short title of Resolution #01-72 which states the Commissions support of the Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy Counties Tourist Development Board.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, second by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the resolution.  The Motion carried unanimously.  (A copy of Resolution #01-72 is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)  (1/930)

 

Tri-County Pregnancy Center:

 

Ms. Kay Clark, Tri-County Pregnancy Center, presented a request to the Board to receive the “Choose Life” tag funds as they are received from the State.  She explained that these funds were designated for the process of creating adoptions.  The center also offers assistance with crises pregnancies, counseling, referral’s, education, etc.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Bush, to approve the request from Tri-County Pregnancy Center for funds in the amount of $594 from the revenues from the “Choose Life” tag sales.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1000)

 

 

 

 


Clerk’s Report (continued):

 

Senate Reapportionment Committee   Mr. Gilliam read a letter received from Senator Rod Smith regarding a public hearing to be held by the Senate Reapportionment Committee.  The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th in the City of Gainesville.  (1/1197)

 

Purchase Request – Mr. Gilliam submitted a request for the purchase of a Sony recorder for the purpose of recording the Commission meetings.  This recorder will record at regular speed and half speed.  The total cost is $2,535.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the request.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1450)

 

Planning & Zoning Board Appointments:

 

The Board scheduled this item to interview applicants for the Planning & Zoning Board vacancies.  At the last meeting, Mr. Leslie Sapp requested that his application be withdrawn in the event Mr. Jimmie Downing was seeking to serve another term.  Planning and Zoning Board members Jimmie Downing, Don Alexander, Michelle Crawford and Roosevelt Stalvey were present to answer questions and discuss reappointment.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to continue with the same members that are currently serving on the Planning and Zoning Board.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Mr. Ron McQueen explained that the terms of each appointment has not been determined.  Each term is supposed to be three (3) years but the terms must be staggard.  Considering that there are four (4) appointments being made at this time, the Commission requested the P & Z Board to bring back a recommendation for each term. (1/1500)

 

Clerk’s Report (continued):

 

Tax Collector – Mr. Sam Ferguson presented a check in the amount of $7,532.95 from the Tax Collector which represents a budget refund for FY 2000/2001.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Suggs, to accept the check in the amount of $7,532.95.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1770)

 

EMA / County Coordinator’s Report: 

 

Department of Community Affairs  Mr. McQueen referred the Board to a letter from the Department of Community Affairs regarding the Community Planning Technical Assistance Grants (Mr. Sam Mutch, former County Attorney, had recently submitted an application for the grant on behalf of the County.).  The applications were denied based on the fact that they were not in the fundable range.  (1/1790)

 

Mills Engineering – For the Board’s approval, Mr. McQueen presented the annual contract with Mills Engineering Company for engineering services.  (FY 2001/2002).  Motion by Commissioner Bush, second by Commissioner Thomas, to approve the contract with Mills Engineering Company.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/ 1803)

 

Five-Year Work Plan, Department of Transportation   Mr. McQueen presented a copy of the five-year work plan for the Board’s review.  (1/1803)


Solid Waste / Wesley Sanitation(At the October 1st meeting, Mr. Dale Wesley came before the Board requesting permission to be placed on the County’s vendor list.  The Board directed Mr. McQueen and Diane Avery to meet with Mr. Wesley to work out an agreement and to set a bond amount.) Mr. McQueen explained that in order to determine a bond amount, he obtained an estimate from the Solid Waste Department on the average monthly cost per tonnage for Hal Industries.  The estimated cost is $8,401.  He met with Mr. Wesley who has not decided if he will post a bond or if he will pay cash.  (1/2030)

 

Anthrax Advisory – Mr. McQueen discussed a press release received from the Department of Health concerning Anthrax.  (1/2055)

 

Legislature re: School Zones – Mr. McQueen received a memorandum from Senator Mitchell regarding proposed legislation which will allow the School Board to keep the speed limits lowered for the entire school day.  (1/2130)

 

Southeast Gilchrist VFD – Mr. McQueen advised the Board that the Southeast Gilchrist VFD have moved into their new building.  They are requesting funds in the amount of $5,000 to finish the inside of the building.  Last year, the Board approved $7,500 for construction costs.   Commissioner Thomas explained that he had discussed this with them and suggested that they obtain an estimate on what they will need after they receive items offered by the other Volunteer Departments.  Commissioner Thomas stated that he will meet with the department to determine what is needed.  (1/2130)

 

Building Inspector – At the last meeting, the Board directed Mr. McQueen to bring back information regarding Mr. Luzader’s application for provisional license.  Mr. Luzader received notification that the Department of Regulations will hold a meeting on December 6th at which time they will review his application.  It will take approximately six (6) weeks to receive a determination.

 

As the Board directed at the last meeting, an advertisement for a Building Official has been placed in the Gainesville Sun.  At this time, the Dixie County Building Official is assisting Gilchrist County with inspections.  The Board discussed the need to hire a Building Official instead of continuing with this arrangement.  Discussion was also held regarding a salary for this position.  The Board directed Mr. McQueen to readvertise amending the salary to “negotiationable.” (1/2480)

 

 

The meeting recessed the meeting at 6:37 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

Policy: RE: Ordinance Procedures & Quasi Judicial Procedures for Land Use Notices:  

 

Regular Ordinance Procedures – The Board reviewed the proposed policy statement for regular ordinance procedures other than ordinances for comprehensive plan amendments and land development regulation amendments.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Suggs, to accept the Regular Ordinance Procedure for Gilchrist County.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/020)

 


Zoning Change and Comprehensive Plan Change Ordinances – The Board reviewed the proposed land use notice and review procedures prepared by Mr. McPherson.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to accept the Policy Statement for Land Use Notice and Review.  Mr. Gilliam asked Mr. McPherson if orders were going to be prepared in lieu of resolutions.  Mr. McPherson stated that in Quasi Judicial matters, the end result could be an ordinance or a final order.  The Board discussed the need for a draft order prior to the meeting.  Mr. McPherson suggested that #6 be changed to include “a draft final order shall be prepared prior to the final hearing on the matter.  The draft order shall be based on the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board or, if the matter did not previously go to the Planning and Zoning Board for review, based on staff’s recommendation on the matter. Commissioner Suggs amended the motion to include the changes noted.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/240)

 

Quasi-Judicial Land Use Hearings – Mr. McPherson presented a proposed policy statement for Quasi Judicial Land Use Hearings.  The Board scheduled this item for the November 5th agenda to allow additional time for review.  (1/310)

 

 

Review of Ordinances 99-05 & 94-11 / Pre-Inspections of Mobile Homes:

 

Mr. McPherson advised the Board that regulations for Mobile Home Move-Ons are found in Ordinance 97-11 (at 4.2.35 of the LDRs) and Ordinance 99-05 (at 18-2 of the General Code).  He suggested that these regulations be combined into one Ordinance.  The Board reviewed and discussed Ordinances 97-11 and 99-05 as they relate to used mobile homes and pre-inspections.

 

Chairman Durden referred to Section 5 of Ordinance 79-05 regarding the $50.00 fee which accompanies every application for a pre-inspection of a used mobile home.  He suggested that this section be amended to address pre-inspection and fees for used mobile homes located outside of the County.  Mr. Luzader explained that the Building Department currently does the pre-inspections in the County.  If the inspection is out of the County, they may do the inspection when they are off duty.  Chairman Durden recommended that inspections outside of the County not be done by the County’s inspector considering that he will have to inspect it again once it is placed on property within the County. 

 

Mr. McPherson provided and discussed the following recommendations for the Board’s consideration:

 

2)                  Combine the permitting procedures and standards into a single set of regulations at 18-2 of the General Code.  This seems more like a building code matter belonging in Chapter 18 of the General Code, than an LDR matter.

 

3)                  Include necessary definitions in the ordinance, in place of the current cross-reference to Florida Statutes.  In general, I think cross references to the laws of other jurisdictions is a bad idea for two reasons: (1) The use of the Code has to go find the other law; (2) The other law could be amended and thus create ambiguity as to which definition should apply, the old or the new.

 

4)                  Require that the Gilchrist County Building Department inspect all used homes that are presently located in Gilchrist County and are to be moved to another site withing the County. [If the intent is to cover such moves.]


5)                  Require that a certified building inspector provide an affidavit of compliance if the used home is located outside of Gilchrist County and is to be moved to a residential lot in Gilchrist County.  Applicant to pay all costs of such inspections and affidavit.  The affidavit would have to accompany an application for a move-on permit.

 

6)                  Make it clear that the substantive standards to be met are those presently at 4.2.35 [to be moved to 18-2].  If other standards must also be met, make that clear.

 

7)                  If repairs must be made prior to issuance of the move-on permit, require appropriate building permits to do so if the used home is located in Gilchrist County.  If the used home is located outside of Gilchrist County, the County would not know or care how the repairs were made in the other county; all Gilchrist County would care about is whether an affidavit of compliance was received.]

 

8)                  If the County receives and affidavit of compliance, or the home passes inspection, issue move-on permit.

 

9)                  Include fee for a move-on permit in 18-1 of the General Code.

 

The Board asked Mr. McPherson to meet with Ron McQueen to prepare a draft ordinance including the changes he has recommended.  The draft ordinance will be placed on the November 5th agenda. (2/360)

 

Mrs. Jeanne Payne / Dairy Issues & Mosquito Control:

 

Mrs. Jeanne Payne addressed the Board regarding an issue of dairy wastes and mosquito control.  She asked Commissioner Durden if he had contacted the local dairies about this issue and about the possibility of reporting dumping information to the County.  He replied that he had talked with them and found that they are already required to submit a monthly report to DEP on the number of loads they haul each month and the location of the dumping.  They did not think it was necessary to report this information to the County when it is already reported to DEP.   However, the dairy owners did assure Commissioner Durden that there would be no more incidents like the one on State Road 47. 

 

Mrs. Payne requested permission from the Board to meet with the Agricultural Advisory Committee to discuss these issues in person.  She did not feel that the questions submitted to the committee by those signing the petition reflected the issues as she sees them.  Commissioner Thomas explained that the Best Management Practices for Dairies were set up by the State and not the County.  After further discussion, Commissioner Thomas suggested that Mrs. Payne submit her own list of questions to the Commission to be referred to the Committee.  Motion by Commissioner Thomas, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve Mrs. Payne to write her own list of questions and concerns to be referred to the Agricultural Advisory Committee.  The motion carried unanimously with Commissioner Suggs voting “no.” 

 

Mrs. Payne also discussed mosquito control and the old tires which are piled by the dairies.  Chairman Durden advised her that the dairies, in working with the Health Department, voluntarily cut the tires in half so that they do not hold water.  (2/995)

 


Commissioner’s Reports:

 

Commissioner Thomas reported that he had attended the recent Board of Directors meeting at the Southeast Gilchrist VFD.  Regarding some of the past issues, the department seems to be working things out and pulling together. 

 

Commissioner Thomas was contacted by Mr. Richard Douglas about a road sign.  Mr. Douglas asked that his road sign be put back up.  Commissioner Thomas went out to his property and found that the owners of Ginnie Springs have rerouted the road and put a “road closed” sign up.  Now Mr. Douglas is not able to receive delivery of medicine and oxygen.  The Board of County Commissioners has not approved the closure of this road.   Commissioner Thomas told Mr. Douglas that the County would open this road back up.  Motion by Commissioner Thomas, to notify Ginnie Springs that the County has not given up the right-of-way on that road and they are to take the “road closed” sign down and to put the County road sign back up.   The motion carried unanimously.  (2/1530)

 

Commissioner Bush told the Board that he is trying to locate a truck to purchase for the Road Department.  A truck is needed to transport the inmate crew. 

 

Commissioner Bush reported that the motor in the crusher is out.  The department can acquire a rebuilt engine for $6,500 with a one (1) year warranty.   Motion by Commissioner Thomas, second by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the purchase up to $6,500 for a motor for the crusher.  The motion carried unanimously.  (3/1748)

 

Commissioner Wilkerson reported that the Solid Waste Department had to have one of the trucks repaired.  He also discussed using the new C&D site with Mrs. Avery, Supervisor, Solid Waste Department.

 

Chairman Durden addressed the issue of hiring a Building Official and would Mr. Luzader’s position still be necessary.  The Board discussed their decision to hire a full time Building Official and agreed that they cannot give Mr. Luzader an answer regarding his position at this time.  Commissioner Suggs reminded the Board that at the time Mr. Luzader was hired, it was with the purpose of replacing Mr. Rehberg when he retired.  Mr. Luzader would be taking the necessary courses and test to be qualify as a building official within 3 ½ years to 4 years. 

 

Considering that the Department of Regulations will not hear Mr. Luzader’s appeal until December 6th, Chairman Durden suggested that the Board reschedule the December 5th meeting in order to make a decision regarding Mr. Luzader’s position.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to reschedule that meeting to Monday, December 10th.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/2143)

 

Commissioner Suggs reported that the Transportation Disadvantaged Board are considering changing the meeting times as requested. 

 

Old Business:

 

Mr. Gilliam asked the Board for clarification on the truck allowance for Mr. Marvin Weaver.  The Finance Department received a purchase order in the amount of $494.  The truck allowance is currently $435.  The Board took no action to increase the allowance.  (2/2730)


Commissioner Thomas stated that during the budget process, he had overlooked discussing a raise for Linda Walker’s position.  Mrs. Walker had requested and included a $4,000 increase in her salary but this was not addressed at the budget workshop.  At the final budget hearing, the Board approved a $1,000 pay increase for all employees.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, second by Commissioner Thomas, to leave Mrs. Walker’s pay increase at A$1,000.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/2870)

 

Mr. Gilliam presented two budget request submitted by Sheriff Turner.  The first request is for    permission to transfer money from Operating Expenses to Personal Services.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Bush, to allow the Sheriff to transfer funds from one line item to another.  The motion carried unanimously.    The second request if for $4,297 for operating expenses for Detention and Corrections (#523) for the budget year 2000/2001.  Mr. Gilliam explained that Sheriff Turner pointed out that $100,000 was budgeted for Federal Inmate Housing for FY 2000/2001 and as of the end of the FY the Board received $132,322.31.  Mr. Gilliam added that there are expenses that go along with this item; transport, food, etc.  Motion by Commissioner Suggs, second by Commissioner Thomas, to deny the request.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/3068)

 

New Business:

 

Mr. Ron McQueen told the Board that he and Mr. Gilliam have discussed comp time for Board employees.  He explained that they are trying to come up with a solution to get comp time off of the books for those persons who have accumulated hours as it causes a problem with bookkeeping and retirement. The Board directed Mr. McQueen and Mr. Gilliam to meet for to bring back a recommendation to the Board.  (2/3445)

 

Public Participation:

 

Mr. Jeff Jordan, Bell VFD, asked the Commission about the advertisement in the paper for a County Fire Inspector.  He was concerned about the fact that it was in the Gainesville Sun, an outside paper, when there are many volunteers in the County.  Mr. McQueen explained that it is not a clerical position but a position for a State certified fire fighter who is certified to conduct training.  He advised Mr. Jordan that anyone who is interested may come by his office for a copy of the job description.  (2/3750)

 

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Suggs moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:26 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and carried.

 

 

                                                                                    APPROVED:

 

 

                                                                         

ATTEST:                                                                     Randy Durden, Chairman

 

 

                                                            

Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk