Minutes of Jan. 24, 2018, Meeting of County Commission




6:00 P.M.

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in
regular session with the following members present: Alston Kelley (District 1), Wayne
Vickers (District 2), Ronnie Moore (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4) and Rick Davis
(District 5). Also present were County Attorney George T. Reeves, County Coordinator
Brian Kauffman, and Clerk Billy Washington.

The Chairman, Honorable Wayne Vickers, called the meeting to order at 6:00
p.m. and conducted roll call.

Commissioner Kelley presented a motion to adopt the agenda as presented.

Commissioner Moore seconded the motion and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to
adopt the agenda.

Clerk Washington noted that the ending time of the brief recess from the January
10, 2018 meeting should read 11:05 in the minutes presented. Commissioner Moore
presented a motion to approve the minutes with the change. Commissioner Kelley
seconded the motion and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the minutes.

Sheriff Ben Stewart gave a brief update on the jail. He expressed concerns with
the inmate medical costs and presented a breakdown of medical costs for the month of
December. He also stated that the current inmate population was around 70.

Under Old Business Item #1, County Coordinator Brian Kauffman stated that he
had met with the department heads concerning the proposed personnel policy changes.
He presented to the board the changes that resulted from meetings with department
heads. Solid Waste Coordinator Jerome Wyche and Road Department Coordinator
Lonnie Thigpen both said that they had reached either agreement or consensus on
issues and can support what was being presented. Commissioner Davis expressed
that he would like to see the complete amended version of the policy at the next
meeting prior to voting. It was the consensus of the board to re-agenda this for the next

Under Public Works Item #1, Mr. Thigpen presented a quote from Environmental
and Geotechnical Specialists, Inc. (EGS) to provide ground penetrating radar and soil
boring services on both sides of the bridge on NW Little Cat Road over the Little Aucilla
River. The quote amount was $11,445.13. The recommendation of the road
department and the county engineer was to accept the quote. Commissioner Moore
presented a to accept the quote. Commissioner Kelley seconded the motion and the
board voted unanimously (5-0) to accept the quoted bid from EGS.

Under New Business Item #1, Attorney Reeves presented the board with
Resolution 2018-01-24. This is a resolution dealing with the rotation of the
chairmanship of the board. After discussion, the board agreed by consensus to reagenda
this item for the next meeting.

Commissioner Kelley shared with the board concerns with proposed
constitutional amendment 95, which is to be heard January 26, 2018, before the Local
Government Committee of the Constitutional Revision Committee. Clerk Washington
explained that he would be attending that meeting for other reasons, and did not mind
waiving in opposition on behalf of the board.

Commissioner Davis expressed concerns about the amount of litter on the
county road rights-of-way. He said that he would like to see the county look into the
holding a community clean-up day or an “adopt a highway” campaign. Mr. Wyche
explained that he had met with the Madison County Development Council and the
Chamber of Commerce concerning a community clean-up day or campaign already. He
would be having follow up meetings with those organizations. Mr. Kauffman also stated
that he could obtain an estimate from the D.O.T. contractor for clean-up also.

There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 7:05

Board of County Commissioners
Madison County, Florida
By: ______________________
Wayne Vickers, Chairman
William D. Washington,
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners