MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE GILCHRIST COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD MARCH 4, 2002.

 

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County Florida, convened in a regular meeting on Monday, March 4, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in the courtroom, located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:

 

Commissioner John Thomas, Chairman       

Commissioner Wilbur Bush, Vice Chairman

Commissioner Randy Durden

Commissioner Fred Wilkerson

 

 

(Absent: Commissioner Sue Suggs)

 

Others in attendance were:   Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Court, David Coffey, County Attorney, Sam Ferguson, Director of Finance, Karen Heaton, Deputy Clerk, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Don Strickland, Rachel Brecken, David Brooks, Asa Strickland, David Scott, John Ayers, Jeff Jordan, Rick Weder, Eddie Aderholt, Edward Aderholt, Edgar Langford, Sheriff David Turner, Pat Castor, Dennis Radice, Troy Breton, Diane Avery, Susan Bryant, Charissa Strickaland.

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Thomas called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  Commissioner Bush delivered the Invocation and Chairman Thomas led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

Agenda Changes:

 

Additions:           

   Edgar Langford, Union Baptist Church Road

   Clarification concerning Bell Boys and Girls Athletic Association

   Susan Bryant (Constitutional Officers)

   Sheriff David Turner (Constitutional Officers)

   Grant from FDLE (Clerk’s Report)

 

 

Consent Agenda:

 

1)              Approval of Bills

2)              Approval of Budget Entry #BE2-006 (General Fund, $595)

3)              Approval of Connie Renee Clay to Conflict Attorney List

4)             Approval of Minutes:

a) Regular Meeting, January 22, 2002

b) Regular Meeting, February 4, 2002

 

 


5)             Approval of Budget Entries:

– BE2-005, Emergency Medical Service / $12,585.00

– BE2-007, Local Housing Assistance / $134,750.00

– BE2-009, Fine & Forfeiture / $3,640.00

– BE2-019, Local Housing Assistance / $17,525.00

– BE1-022, General Fund / $20,226.00

– BE2-023, Fire District Trust Fund ($300)

 

Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to accept the Consent Agenda.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/079)

 

Attorney’s Report:

 

Proposed Ordinance, Mobile Home Inspections – Mr. Coffey reported the proposed ordinance was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board at its February 15th meeting.  The Planning and Zoning Board has recommended approval with minor modifications.  The Commission has scheduled a public hearing for this ordinance on March 18th.  (1/113)

 

Proposed Ordinance, Exemption of Farm Buildings – The proposed ordinance for the exemption of Farm Buildings from permitting was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board at its February 15th meeting.  It was the view of the Planning and Zoning Board that the amendment to the Land Development Code would need to occur with the other amendments after the EAR based amendment to the Comprehensive Plan are adopted.  This ordinance will be postponed until after that time.  (1/127)

 

Proposed Ordinance, Wind Zone – A public hearing for this ordinance has been scheduled for March 18th.  (1/144)

 

Interlocal Agreement, Animal Control – Mr. McPherson sent a copy of the Gilchrist County Animal Control regulations to Duke Lang for his review.  (1/144)

 

Comprehensive Plan, EAR Amendments – The Regional Planning Council continues to work on the draft EAR-based Comprehensive Plan amendments.  The amendments were supposed to go to the Planning and Zoning Board at its February meeting, but the Regional Planning Council requested a delay until the March meeting.  (1/166)

 

Associated Uniform Rental Services – Mr. McPherson has consulted with Mr. Curts, the attorney representing Gilchrist County in this case.  Mr. Curts recommends the County authorize up to $5,000 to attempt to settle the case.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to authorize the Mr. Curts to offer a settlement up to $5,000.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/179)

 

Ginnie Springs v. Gilchrist County Case No. 99-181 / Ginnie Springs has taken no action since the court denied the Motion to Enforce the Settlement Agreement.  No action is necessary by the County at this time.  Case No. 97-213 and 97-258 / As of this date, Ginnie Springs has not filed the voluntary dismissals as agreed.  Commissioner Durden asked Mr. Coffey what action would

 


Gilchrist County take if they did not file the dismissals.  Mr. Coffey replied that he expects that they will but he will have Mr. McPherson report back at the next meeting.  (1/218)

 

(Commissioner Wilkerson arrived at 1:13 p.m.)

 

David Scott, Cars Plus Towing:

 

Mr. David Scott, owner of Cars Plus in Cheifland, appeared before the Board to request a refund of impact fees and permit fees.  He explained that he paid the fees to construct a wrecker yard off of HWY 26 but he was not able to follow through with his plans.  He had placed a fence around the property and constructed a car shed but the business was not approved by FHP.  Mr. Scott said that he had never called for an inspection.  The total amount of the fees was approximately $700.

 

Commissioner Durden referred to the County Code and explained that Mr. Scott is not entitled to a refund of impact fees considering that he had commenced with construction.  Mr. Scott said that he intends to take the fence and the shed down.  The Board discussed the Code relating to the refund of impact fees and the transfer of impact fees.  Mr. Scott contended that he had not called for an inspection nor had he began his business there.  Referring to the Code, Mr. Coffey advised the Commission would have to reach a conclusion that the circumstances that occurred did not constitute commencing construction in order to refund the impact fees.   Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to deny the request.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to refund the building and electrical permit fees.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/262)

 

Pat Castor, Surplus Vehicle:

 

Mr. Pat Castor appeared before the Board concerning a surplus vehicle he purchased from the County in 1998 for a cost of $325.  He presented the bill of sale and the title.  He related that Sandy Barron went to Mr. Ferguson’s office and told him that he now owned the vehicle.  Mr. Ferguson applied for the duplicate title and it was signed over to Sandy Barron.  Mr. Castor told the Board that he wants the Bronco back. 

 

It was pointed out that Mr. Castor had 30 days from the sale to have it titled in his name.  Mr. Castor stated that he did not title it at that time because he didn’t have it ready to put on the road.  Mr. Gilliam said that a mistake was made, however, Mr. Ferguson was told by Mr. Barron that he received the vehicle for doing some work for Pat and Sandy Castor and that they couldn’t find the title.  Mr. Ferguson then went to the Tax Collector’s office and found that the County was listed as the last registered owner.  Mr. Barron was in possession of the vehicle and had done some work on the vehicle.  After discussing it with the Tax Collector, Mr. Ferguson applied for a duplicate title and signed it over to Mr. Barron.  After this was done, Mr. Castor came forward to claim the vehicle.  Mr. Gilliam explained that he had told Mr. Castor that he would be willing to request a refund from the County Commission of the amount paid for the vehicle.  At that time, Mr. Castor told him that he did not want the refund but he wanted the vehicle. 


Mr. Castor told the Board that he either wants the vehicle back or he wants to receive the fair market value for the vehicle.  Mr. Gilliam pointed out that he did not do any of the work on the vehicle and when Mr. Barron removed the vehicle, it was on blocks with no tires and motor had been partially disassembled.  Mr. Castor explained that he and his wife are in the process of getting a divorce and he was not allowed to go on the property to pick it up. 

 

Commissioner Durden told Mr. Castor that getting the vehicle back is a civil matter between him and his wife.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to reimburse Mr. Castor the amount paid for the vehicle, $325.  Ms. Denise McCary, Mr. Castor’s fiancé also spoke to the board regarding this issue.  She contended that this is not a civil matter.  Mr. Castor contended the truck is worth more than $325.  The motion on the floor carried unanimously.  (1/1192)

 

Edgar Langford/ Union Baptist Church Road:

 

Mr. Edgar Langford addressed the Board regarding the Union Baptist Church Road (SE 75th Ave.).

He had been told that the fence along this road would be taken down and the road widened and paved.  He stated a few years ago, the County had agreed to pull the fence up level with the top of the road but this had not been done. 

 

Commissioner Thomas told Mr. Langford that the road will be paved in place with the milled material that is there now mixed in place.  The road will not be widened.  Commissioner Bush discussed the agreement in which the road department was going to raise the fence on the East side in the low areas.  Mr. Langford said that he had understood that it would be raised on both sides. 

 

Mr. McQueen recalled that Buddy Joyner was Road Superintendent at the time Mr. Langford’s father had requested the fence to be raised.  Commissioner Bush stated that he had no problem having the fence on both sides of the road raised in the low area. 

 

Mr. Langford also brought it to the Board’s attention that this road right-of-way is included on his property taxes.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to raise the fence up on both sides of the road where needed after the road is paved and to check on the tax roll for the road right-of-way.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/1670)

 

SHIP Loans:

 

Mr. Dennis Radice presented the following SHIP Loan applications which were recommended for approval by the SHIP Loan review committee. 

 

1) Henry & Cheri Langford – New Construction, Moderate Income Category ($10,000), Capital City Bank.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the SHIP Loan for Henry and Cheri Langford subject to the conditions set forth by the SHIP Loan Review Committee.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2288)

 

 

2) Bradley and Tonya Davis  New Construction, Low Income Category ($17,500), Drummond Community Bank.  Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the SHIP Loan to Bradly and Tonya Davis subject to the conditions set forth by the SHIP Loan Review Committee. The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2345)


 

3) Aaron Buck – New Construction, Low Income Category, ($17,500), Capital City Bank.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Durden to approve the SHIP Loan to Aaron Buck subject to the conditions set forth by the SHIP Loan Review Committee.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2366)

 

4) Tim Folds and Heather Weaver – New Construction, Moderate Income Category ($10,000), Capital City Bank.  Motion by Commissioner Wilkerson, seconded by Commissioner Durden, to approve the SHIP Loan to Tim Folds and Heather Weaver subject to the conditions set forth by the SHIP Loan Review Committee and the stipulation that both applicants sign the application.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2396)

 

5) Kimberly Quincey – Request for Subordination.  The primary objective is debt consolidation.  The Loan to Value will be 81.09%.  The Loan Review Committee recommended approval due to her excellent payment history and her ties to the community.   Motion by Commissioner Bush, seconded by Commissioner Durden, to approve the subordination request for Kimberly Quincey subject to the bank paying off the loans.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2436)

 

6) Julious and Wenston Riley – Request for Subordination.  The SHIP Loans for Julious Riley and Wenston Riley were approved on December 10, 2001.  Subordination is recommended in order to allow the construction loans to be replaced by a permanent loan.  Chase Manhattan Bank does not grant construction loans.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the subordination agreements for Julious Riley and Wenston Riley.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2529)

 

Solid Waste Department:

 

Ms. Diane Avery, Supervisor, Solid Waste Department, appeared before the Board to request permission to put out for bid for a fence, containers and repairs to the building at the new drop-off site on State Road 47.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to allow Ms. Avery to obtain bids on the fencing, containers and  repairs to the building.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Ms. Avery advised the Toxic Round Up has been scheduled for April 13th.  Amnesty Days will be from April 6th thru April 20th for the collection of tires and appliances.  She recommended that the limit for tires be set at 25 tires per day.  She received a request from Mr. Haney, Haney’s Truck and Auto Sale to allow him to bring in 800 to 1,000 tires during amnesty days so that he can clean up his property.  He has been cited by DEP for the amount of tires at that location and they have also requested Ms. Avery to provide Mr. Haney assistance.  The Board agreed that Mr. Haney would be required to pay for the balance of any amount over the limit of 25 tires per day during Amnesty Days. 

Mr. McQueen reported that the Solid Waste Department received the Ground Water Monitoring Report for the 1st quarter.  Six (6) of the wells were over the limits for iron, cadmium, chromium and lead.  Mills Engineering will be visiting the site to develop the wells.  Mr. McQueen explained that the concentration may be heavier due to the lack of rain.

 


Commissioner Durden commended Ms. Avery and her employees for the job they did on the Pesticide Roundup.  A total of 5,067 pounds were collected.   He stated that DEP has suggested that the next Pesticide Roundup be a tri-county event. 

 

Mr. Gilliam mentioned that he was contacted by the property owners East of the transfer station that those properties may be available for sale to the County.  The Board discussed the property but took no action.

 

Mr. McQueen told the Board that Lee Mills asked him about a shed placed at the Landfill by the Model Airplane Club.  They have placed it directly over the liner.  Mr. Mills would like for them to have it moved to another location.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to authorize Ron McQueen to contact the Model Airplane Club and have them move the shelter.  The motion carried unanimously.  (1/2575)

 

Clerk’s Report:

 

Response to Bobby Pickles – Mr. Gilliam referred to a letter to Bobby Pickles with Congressman Boyd’s Office in response to the request for a list of items to be considered for funding next Fiscal Year.  (1/3560) 

 

Clerk’s Audit Report – Mr. Gilliam reviewed the audit findings for FY 2000/2001. 

 

01-1            Finding: Subsidiary Ledgers are not maintained and reconciled regularly during the year for cash bonds and registry.

 

Corrective Action: The Clerk’s staff will make every effort to establish and reconcile the ledgers for both the Cash Bonds and Registry of the Courts on a monthly or quarterly basis.

 

01-2            Finding: Payments were not made to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in a timely manner.

 

Corrective Action: This did not involve Child Support payments but fees for the SDU.  We will forward or transfer these payments for fees in a timely manner.

 

01-3            Finding: The office’s excess fees were not submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by October 31, 2001. 

 

Corrective Action: Excess fees will be submitted by October 31st each year.

 

01-4            Finding: The office is not charging the full fee allowed for failure to attend driver’s improvement school and is not properly allocating it’s civil traffic finds.

 

Corrective Action: Since the FY 2000/2001 audit, we collect and return monies for school election affidavits, we also have corrected the allocation of traffic fines in accordance with F.S.318.    (1/3592)

 

 

 


USDA Rural Development / Financing Update – Mr. Gilliam referred to a letter from Mr. Charles Nichols dated February 25th.  Mr. Nichols has reviewed the Architectural Service Agreement and found a few items listed by ADG as additional services that USDA defines as basic services.  ADG is in the process of negotiating these items and finalizing the agreement.  (1/3830)

 

Expenditure Report – Mr. Gilliam presented the expenditure report for the period ending February 27, 2002.  (2/148)

 

Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity – Mr. Gilliam presented the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the EMS Department for the year 2002 and 2003.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and to authorize the Chairman to execute it.  The motion carried unanimously.   (2/165)

 

Fire Special Assessment – Mr. Gilliam reported that the Fire Special Assessment Committee held a meeting last month.  He provided a Critical Events Schedule for the adoption of the Fire Special Assessment.  (2/212)

 

Building Department Report – Mr. McQueen advised that as of March 1st, the County is now under the new Building Code and discussed some of the changes in the requirements.

 

Ms. Charissa Strickland provided a copy of the Building Department Report for February 2002.

 

Mobile Homes                        15 Total / 10 Replacements

5 Impacts ($7,206.55)

(Transportation, $5,357.15 / Capital, $1,849.40)

 

New Construction                        7 Total / 1 Replacement

6 Impacts ($8,647.86)

(Transportation, $6,428.58 / Capital, $2,219.28)

 

Remodeling/Additions            5

Barns                                                10

Sheds                                                2

Roofing                                    6

House Move-on                        1

Miscellaneous                        3

 

Commissioner Durden advised that he had met with Ms. Strickland per the Board’s instructions and worked something out.  (At the meeting on February 4th, the Board asked Commissioner Durden to meet with Ms. Strickland regarding a pay increase as compensation for her increase in duties in the Planning and Zoning Department.)  (2/249)

Commissioner Durden provided a draft copy of the “official zoning map” for the Board’s review.  He asked for any suggestions or changes.  (2/360)

 

 


Mr. McQueen submitted a copy of a letter he sent to Mr. William Royster on March 1, 2002 notifying him that he will need to apply for and obtain a special exception in order to operate the storage trailer business that is currently located on his property.  Mr. McQueen explained that Mr. Royster has between 20 and 30 trailers on his property at Spring Ridge.  Ms. Strickland commented that Mr. Royster’s business license was granted with the stipulation that the business would remain in Gainesville.  He didn’t tell them that he was moving the business to Gilchrist County.  (2/426)

 

Constitutional Officers:

 

Sheriff Turner addressed the Board regarding an update on the Northeast Florida Domestic Security Task Force which is comprised of 13 counties including Gilchrist County.  He provided information regarding the Gilchrist County Unified Command and solicited the Commission’s input.  (2/554)

 

Sheriff Turner submitted medical bills totaling $13,888.30 for an inmate’s hospital expenses.  This amount is subject to a $10,000 deductible with the balance to be reimbursed to the County.  Sheriff Turner suggested that the County consider a way in which these medical costs may be recouped from inmates. Chairman Thomas asked Mr. Coffey to research this issue and bring back a recommendation to the Board.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to pay the invoices in the amount of $13,888.30.  The motion carried  unanimously.  (2/851)

 

Commissioners Reports:

 

Commissioner Bush reported that he has located a few crushers that he plans to go look at.  Commissioner Bush stated that he talked with Anderson Columbia regarding some dirt they have piled on the County’s property that is leftover from the HWY 47 project.  They offered to give this dirt to the County if there is a need for it and if not they will remove it.   (2/1168)

 

EMA / County Coordinator:

 

Contractor’s Classes – Mr. McQueen presented a Purchase Order in the amount of $2,300 for the registrations for the Building Course Class.  Gilchrist County hosted the class and over 38 participants were enrolled.  The participants were charged $30 each.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve the purchase order in the amount of $2,300.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/1310)

 

Petroleum Cleanup / Road Department – Mr. McQueen referred to a letter received from DEP regarding the petroleum cleanup at the Road Department.  The work was carried out by Advanced Environmental Technologies.  Mr. McQueen submitted the Template Site Assessment Report for this project.  The results of the report indicated that the site is clean and will be taken off of the list.  (2/1343)

Resolution 02-10 / DEP Reduced Fee – Mr. McQueen presented Resolution 02-10 requesting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to reduce permit fees.  He explained that he is currently applying for a permit for the water/sewer treatment plant at Hart Springs.   Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to approve Resolution 02-10.   (A copy of Resolution 02-10 is on file in the Clerk’s Office.)  (2/1381)


Safety Training Classes – Mr. McQueen provided a copy of statistics identifying the County’s Workers Comp claims and the percentage of injuries in each type of injury.   He also submitted a memorandum from Ms. Latner requesting approval to schedule three, two hour Safety Training Classes through Heartland Rehabilitation Services.  The total cost of the three classes is $600.  The classes will focus on back injury prevention by improving employee’s knowledge of anatomy, posture, nutrition, exercise, and proper lifting.  Mr. McQueen asked the Board to consider it prior to the next meeting.  (2/1465)

 

Constitutional Officers (Continued):

 

Mrs. Susan Bryant, Supervisor of Elections, addressed the Board regarding the need for a storage area for the voting booths.  She submitted a quote in the amount of $8,000 received from R.G. McPhearson Construction for a 24' x 24' x 12' metal building.  The quote includes insulation and a concrete slab.  She suggested that the metal building be placed on the lot located at SE 1st Avenue and SE 1st Street. 

 

Ms. Bryant stated that there is approximately $4,500 remaining over the next two years from the grant received for the voting equipment which could be utilized towards this purchase.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to purchase the garage and installation at a cost of $8,000 to be paid out of Reserve.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/1630)

 

Edward Aderholt:

 

Mr. Edward Aderholt, appeared before the Board regarding NE 2nd Court.  He stated that his attorney is in the process of working something out with Loncala with regard to moving this road.

 

Chairman Thomas stated that he discussed this with Mr. Aderholt last week.  He explained that Loncala owns the property behind Mr. Aderholt’s house.  Mr. Aderholt’s attorney discussed with Loncala the possibility of moving the road from in front of his house and put it on the line behind his house.  Chairman Thomas pointed out that the a third party will also have to agree to give an easement in order to do this.  Mr. Aderholt stated that the third property owner is Mrs. Ethel Perry.

 

The County would have to give up 1/4 mile in order to move the road to that piece of property.  Chairman Thomas stated another issue will be the cost that would be incurred by the County to put down the limerock.  After discussion, Chairman Thomas told Mr. Aderholt to bring back written agreements signed by Loncala, Ms. Ethel Perry, and himself.  Once he has these documents, Mr. Aderholt may petition the Board to have the road moved.  (2/2310)

 

 

Clerk’s Report (Continued):

 

Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Block Grant   Mr. Gilliam presented the Law Enforcement Block

Grant #02-CJ-2M-03-31-01-039/Project Undercover.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to accept the grant.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/3080)

 


Bids / SE 75th Avenue – Mr. Ferguson advised that a request for bids had been put out for the financing of the SE 75th Avenue paving project and only one (1) bid was received.   He stated that he has not opened the bid and requested permission to extend the time period to receive bids.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to allow Mr. Ferguson to contact the lending institutions to find out if they are going to submit a bid for the project.  The motion carried unanimously.  (2/3178)

 

EMA/County Coordinator’s Report (Continued):

 

Hart Springs – Mr. McQueen told the Board that he and Mr. Gilliam met with Jerry Scarborough and Amos Philman on February 28th to review the Hart Springs project.  He submitted a list of recommendations for the Board’s consideration. 

 

1.    Move forward as soon as possible with the FRDAP Grant.  The deadline is August 1, 2002.  Commencement documents were mailed to Mary Ann Lee last Wednesday.  Gilchrist County will act as the contractor and bid everything out to subcontractors.  Place on hold the mitigation grant even if we have to turn it back into free up dollars to complete the FRDAP portion. 

 

2.    Complete the Electrical retrofit Mitigation Grant in cooperation with Central Florida Electric.  This Grant will elevate the Electrical service in the Park out of the floodplain and it will allow the service to the new campground to be run out of the 100 year floodplain.

 

3.    Build the managers residence.  Place request for bids in paper this week. Determine funding for the project so we can determine what monies are available for the balance of the Hart Springs projects.

 

4.    Bid out all remaining Mitigation projects for the County.  Shutters at the Weeks building, Erosion control/Bell springs Bridge.  Ask for a six (6) month extension on the demolition and abandonment of septic tank at the campground bathroom so that the facility can be utilized through Labor Day. 

5.    Sewage Treatment plant to be bid out as soon as the DEP permit is obtained.

 

6.    Bid out the relocation of the water treatment plant.

 

7.    As soon as a FRDAP grant is finished, reapply for a grant to do the concession/bathroom area.

 

Mr. McQueen also provided a preliminary budget for the Hart Spring projects and discussed each item.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Bush, to go out for bid on all of the Hart Springs projects that require a bid. Mr. McQueen advised the Board that the recent Coastal Improvement Grant awarded to the County is handled by SRWMD.   Jerry Scarborough told him that those funds may be utilized in the Hart Springs projects.  Water Management has $125,000 that they are going to use toward pumping the spring out.  The motion on the floor carried unanimously.  (2/3235)

 


Special Assessments, EMS – Mr. McQueen told the Board that the Governor’s Office is supporting the Florida Association of Counties language to clarify that small counties have the authority to charge special assessments for emergency medical services.  There is a House Bill and a Senate Bill for this which are supported by the Governor.   (3/585)

 

CEMP Review – Mr. McQueen stated that he has to have the County Emergency Management Plan reviewed in August.  He explained that although he wrote the CEMP, most counties have a consultant write them.   In order to meet the deadline, he requests permission to have a consultant write the revisions which will include an incident command principle and a terrorism annex.  He received a quote of $8,000.  Motion by Commissioner Durden, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson, to allow Mr. McQueen to have a consultant make the revisions for a cost of $8,000 from the Fund #2510 and #2510010.  The motion carried unanimously.  (3/613)

 

Bell Boys and Girls Athletic Association   Mr. McQueen asked for clarification of the Board’s action on February 18th donating $3.00 per child up to $1,000 to the Bell Boys and Girls Athletic Association.  Chairman Thomas stated this was $3.00 per child up to $1,000 not $3.00 per child per activity.  (3/819)

 

Training Videos – The Board viewed two (2) videos presented by Mr. McQueen, a fire demonstration and a Haz Mat training class.

 

Old Business:

 

Mr. Gilliam mentioned that the judicial complex project will soon be underway and recommended that Commissioner Durden represent the Board in the process since he has served on the committee in the past.  The Board agreed.

 

New Business:

(None)

 

Public Participation:

(None)

 

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Durden moved to adjourn at 6:00 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and carried. 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

 

                                                                          

ATTEST:                                                                     John Rance Thomas, Chairman

 

 

                                                         

Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk