BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 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 Coordinator Brian Kauffman, Assistant County Coordinator Sherilyn Pickels, County Clerk Billy Washington and County Attorney George T. Reeves. The Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and conducted roll call.
There was discussion about items to be added to the agenda. These items included the Chrystina E. Vaught Day Proclamation and a request from the Mosquito Control Department. Commissioner Moore presented a motion to adopt the agenda with the added items. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kelley and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to adopt the amended agenda. A motion was made by Commissioner Kelley to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 12, 2017 and the minutes from the Special Meeting held on April 20, 2017. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Davis and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the minutes as presented.
Sheriff Ben Stewart clarified that items shown on the consent agenda concerning the sheriff’s department were there as a “realignment” to correct accounting. He also gave a brief report on his meeting with City of Madison officials concerning the transportation of individuals that have subjected to provisions of the Baker Act or Marchman Act. Commissioner Vickers presented a motion to approve the consent agenda. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kelley and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the consent agenda.
Mr. Kauffman presented the board with a letter from Ann Vickers from Certified Service Center, Inc. He stated that Certified Towing Center, Inc. had meet with all requirements except a written loan guarantee. Ms. Vickers, appearing by phone, presented her situation and requested an extension until August 31, 2017. Commissioner Moore made a motion to grant the extension to August 31, 2017. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Vickers and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the extension.
Road Department Director Lonnie Thigpen gave a brief report on the negotiations with CSX Railroad concerning the work performed along County Road 255.
Mr. Kauffman presented a proposed Madison Blue Aquifer Recharge Project Package. This project has a projected cost of $2,500,000.00. This grant would require matching funds. Nestle Waters would provide $225,000.00 of the required $350,000.00 matching funds. The project would examine and re-tool at least three drainage wells in the county. Mr. Kauffman gave a presentation on how these proposed drainage wells would operate. A motion was presented by Commissioner Davis to approve submittal of the project for funding. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moore. During discussion, a representative from Nestle Waters stood to express a voice of support from the company. Mr. Joe Hodnett expressed that initially he had reservations, however after Mr. Kauffman’s presentation he felt better about the filtration methods being utilized. The board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve submittal of the project.
A proclamation honoring Chrystina E. Vaught was presented by Jerome Wyche. Commissioner Vickers presented a motion to approve the proclamation with an amendment to change the date of the commission meeting from April 27th to April 26th . The motion was seconded by Commissioner Moore and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the proclamation.
Jamie Willoughby, Mosquito Control Director, stated that his department had been receiving multiple complaints from the south side of the county. He had conducted counts and had concluded that there was a mosquito problem that probably warranted attention. This area, however, is outside his normal scope of responsibility. Mr. Willoughby requested permission to spray along approximately 10.4 miles of Moseley Hall Road. He stated that he felt that he had on hand a plentiful supply of chemicals to absorb some missions in the area without compromising future missions. Commissioner Moore presented a motion to allow the missions. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Vickers and the board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the motion.
There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 6:54 p.m