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					                                PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                       JULY 7, 2006

                                       WORKSHOP


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in workshop session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. <Commissioners Billy E. Traylor and Jerry W. Barnes were
absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Mosquito Control Director Mark Cothran, Planner David Richardson,
Veterans Service Officer James Kennedy, and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the workshop to order at 9:15 a.m., E.T.

ROAD PAVING

Chairman McLemore discussed that the County will have approximately $9 million to spend for
road paving with the new road bond, and the engineers are proposing to charge approximately
ten-percent. He suggested cutting back on the engineering services and applying that money to
the road paving. Commissioner Peters stated that he agrees with Chairman McLemore on this
issue. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Michael Hammond of Preble-Rish, Inc.
appeared before the Board and discussed the different areas for which the County could cut
back on engineering services. Mr. Hammond stated that they would have to survey Stone Mill
Creek Road and the Howard Creek Road. After further discussion, Chairman McLemore
suggested that a Board representative meet with Preble-Rish, Inc on the road paving issues,
and bring information back to the Board. Commissioner Williams suggested that Chief
Administrator Butler and County Attorney McFarland meet with Mr. Hammond to discuss the
different projects for road paving. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Chief Administrator
Butler discussed the possibility of the Board hiring a professional engineer for the County.
Chairman McLemore discussed budgeting funds to hire a professional engineer during the
budget session. Planner Richardson stated that S.B. 360 will require the County to support
infrastructure going to the schools, which includes transportation.
There being no further business, the workshop did then adjourn at 9:37 a.m., E.T.


                                                  CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                  CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                       JULY 7, 2006

                                    SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. <Commissioners Billy E. Traylor and Jerry W. Barnes were
absent>.


Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Mosquito Control Director Mark Cothran, Planner David Richardson,
Veterans Service Officer James Kennedy, and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the special meeting to order at 9:37 a.m., E.T.

SPECIAL PROJECTS/BUDGET AMENDMENT

Commissioner Peters motioned for each Commissioner to pay $500.00 from their special
projects to help fund the Wall That Heals for the Veterans. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion for discussion. After further discussion, Commissioner Peters withdrew
his motion, and then motioned for the Board to pay $5,000.00 for the Wall That Heals for the
Veterans. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).
Commissioner Peters motioned to amend the General Fund budget by reducing Reserves:
Cash Carry Forward in the amount of $5,000.00, and increasing the appropriate line item.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

After further discussion, the Board agreed to table the request for Special Project funds from
St. Joe Track Club until the next regular meeting.

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (3-
0) vote, the Board approved the following Special Projects payments:

Dist. 1   P.S.J. Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 9 & 10 Year Olds - Donation       $174.00

Dist. 2   P.S.J. Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 9 & 10 Year Olds - Donation       $250.00

Dist. 3 P.S.J. Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 9 & 10 Year Olds - Donation         $326.00

Dist. 4 P.S.J. Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 9 & 10 Year Olds - Donation         $250.00
Dist. 5 P.S.J. Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 9 & 10 Year Olds - Donation         $250.00

(End)

After further discussion, the Board agreed to table the request for Special Project funds from
Team North Florida until the next regular Board meeting.

Commissioner Williams then motioned for each Commissioner to donate $500.00 to the Dixie
Youth Girls Softball (10, 12 & 14 year olds) to be split between the three teams. Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Williams, and seconded the motion. The motion
then passed 2-1, with Commissioner Peters voting no. Chairman Williams returned the Chair to
Commissioner McLemore.

Dist. 2        P.S.J. Dixie Youth Girls Softball - Donation             $500.00

Dist. 3        P.S.J. Dixie Youth Girls Softball - Donation             $1,000.00

Dist. 4        P.S.J. Dixie Youth Girls Softball - Donation             $500.00

Dist. 5        P.S.J. Dixie Youth Girls Softball - Donation             $500.00

(End)

Chairman McLemore discussed the increase in special projects requests, and suggested that
the Board either increase the special projects funds or discontinue the special projects
program.
There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, the meeting did
then adjourn at 9:52 a.m., E.T.


                                                  CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                  CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                       JULY 11, 2006

                                   REGULAR MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth, Code Enforcement
Officer April Hicks, Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter, G.I.S. Director Larry Davis, Grant Writer
Loretta Costin, Human Resources Director Denise Manuel, Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Planner Jayce Sellers, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula
Pickett, and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., E.T.

Commissioner Barnes opened the meeting with prayer, and Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the following Consent Agenda items, based on
removal of pages 45-48 (item #4), pages 99-100 (item #7) and page 126 (of item #12).
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

1.     Minutes - June 12, 2006 - Emergency Meeting
       Minutes - June 13, 2006 - Workshop
       Minutes - June 13, 2006 - Regular Meeting
       Minutes - June 22, 2006 - Special Meeting
2.   Agreement - FL Div. of Emergency Management - Hazard Analysis
                         (Contract #07CP-11-02-33-01-XXX)

3.   Budget Amendment (Transfer funds from Road Department to Maintenance
                       Department)

**DELETE** 4.      Building Fees Waiver - St. James AME Church

5.   Inventory - Road Department (Transfer #100-410, #100-432, #100-530 to the
                         Maintenance Department)

6.   Invoice - Agency for Health Care Administration - Medicaid (March, 2006 *
                           $6,764.71 / April, 2006 * $22,449.09 * to be paid from
                           Account #52264-34100)
              - Bay Medical Center * H.C.R.A. (#0610000253 * $1,754.08 /
                           #0603100754 * $99.96 / #0611500585 $1,754.08 /
                           #0534700296 * $877.04 / #0609500625 $ 1,400.04 /
                           #0613800366 * $300.48 to be paid from Account
                           #51462-31500)
              - Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC - 2005-2006 County Audit (Invoice
                           #20063653 * $2,000.00 to be paid from Account
                           #21111-32000)
              - County Attorney Timothy McFarland (June, 2006 * $7,390.00 *
                           to be paid from Account #21314-31100)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Dead Lakes Project (#64673 * $1,100.00 to
                           be paid from Account #26472-31000)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Willis Landing Road (C.R. 381) S.C.O.P.
                           Project (#64674 * $5,151.00 to be paid from Account
                           #40641-31000)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Mosquito Control Building Mod. (#64675 *
                           $4,500.00 to be paid from Account #42834-62100)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Honeyville Community Center (#64676 *
                           $29,250.00 to be paid from Account #26472-31000)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Courthouse Roof (#64677 * $13,537.50 to be
                           paid from Account #71012-62100)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Landfill Evaluations (#64698 * $3,090.00 to be
                           paid from Account #42634-31000)
              - Preble-Rish, Inc. - E.M.S. Building (#64699 * $8,000.00 to be paid
                           from Account #51626-62001)
              - Prisoner/Inmate Medical Bills (Gulf County Health Department -
                           $1,370.40 * $864.02 / Dr. Robert King - $40.00 /
                           Gregory Grantham, DMD - $260.00 * to be paid from
                           Account #21111-31400)
             - Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell - General Employment Matters (File
                           #G214-107990 * Invoice #700763 * $5,720.00 * to be
                           paid from Account #21111-31200)

7.   Proposal - V.M.S. Grass Cutting Contract for State Right-of Ways (County
                             will receive $42,000.00)
                   **DELETE** - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Howard Creek Road (C.R. 387) C.I.G.P.
                             Project (10% of the construction project cost)
                  **DELETE** - Preble-Rish, Inc. - 2006 Road Bond Paving Program
                        (Percentage of construction costs as follows: Resurface - 5%,
                             New Construction - 7%, Inspection - 3.5%)

8.        Purchase Request - Emergency Management - Sams Club Credit Card
                            - Beaches Fire Dept.(Request to obtain quotes for
                              Kitchen Cabinets)

9.        Refunds - Building Permit Fees (Jim Emerson * $36.00 / Home Depot at
                              Home Services * $50.00)

10.       S.H.I.P. - Purchase Assistance ($11,615.00 - Filos, Villasenor)

11.       S.H.I.P. - Rehabilitation Assistance ($18,186.70 - Davis /
                                 $5,000.00 - Martin)

12.       Special Projects Payments, as follows:

Dist. 1          Boyer Signs - River Reading Gauge                                $125.20
                 Tri-State Pest Control & Insulation - Repair Ice O Matic -
                        Dalkeith Fire Department                                  $887.73
                 Tri-State Pest Control & Insulation - Repair Ice O Matic -
                        Dalkeith Fire Department                                  $135.07

**DELETE** Dist. 3             C.W. Roberts - Asphalt Beacon Hill Park $1,500.00

Dist. 5          Gulf Atlantic Culvert Company - Girls Softball Field             $133.00

(End)

13.       Tax Roll Recapitulation 2005

(End)

P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS - JUNE 19, 2006

The Board then addressed the following recommendations from the June 19, 2006 meeting of
the Planning & Development Review Board:

PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - SCARLETS PLACE

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider preliminary plat approval for D.L.
& Betty Owens (Parcel I.D. #01359-365R & #01359-370R * 10 acres in S35, T3S, R10W * 28
units), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Williams motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of Scarlets Place subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

TABLE PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - STOCKARD

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider tabling of preliminary plat
approval for Dennis Stockard (Parcel I.D. #04250-000R * 1.24 acres in S16, T7S, R11W * 3
units), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to table the
preliminary plat of Dennis Stockards, subject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

VARIANCE REQUEST APPROVAL - MCNAIR

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a variance request from Patricia
McNair (Parcel I.D. #06269-065R * .5 acres in S19, T9S, R11W * 28 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve a variance allowing permission to
encroach into a side setback. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

VARIANCE DENIAL REQUEST - SMITH

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a variance request denial on
Gary Smith (Parcel I.D. #06269-029R * .85 acres in S18, T9S, R11W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to deny the variance request for a minor replat.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENT - ST. JOHNS VILLAGE

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a large scale map amendment
for St. Johns Village (Parcel I.D. #01368-800R & #01369-000R * S35 & S36, T3S, R10W *
107.52 acres), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this
large scale map amendment changing the land use from agricultural to residential low density.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

LARGE SCALE MAP AMENDMENT - GASKIN

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a large scale map amendment
for Jerald D. Gaskin (Parcel I.D. #01570-000R & #01553-000R * S11, T4S, R10W * 143.54
acres), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve this
large scale map amendment changing the land use from agricultural to residential low density.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4-0, with Commissioner Traylor
abstaining due to family involvement.

N.R.C.S. - EROSION CONTROL

Chief Administrator Butler presented amendment #3 to the N.R.C.S. contract, which will delete
Deep Slough on Old Bay City Road and Sauls Creek Road from the project, and the funds will
be reduced in the amount $200,000.00. Chief Administrator Butler stated that it will still include
Lockey Lake, Richard Lake and Paige Branch projects. Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

BEACH ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Chief Administrator Butler then presented the following recommendations from the St.
Josephs Peninsula B.A.C.:

BAYSIDE M.S.T.U.

B.A.C. recommends that the M.S.T.U. for the bayside be rescinded. County Attorney
McFarland stated that termination of the Bayside M.S.T.U. would need to be handled through
an ordinance. Commissioner Traylor motioned to start the process to rescind the Bayside
M.S.T.U. ordinance. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

BEACH RESTORATION PROJECT

B.A.C. recommends that the County move forward with the beach restoration project.

MILLAGE RATES

B.A.C. recommends that the millage rates at the projected amounts of 4.4 mills for Gulf Front
properties and 1.6 mills for Gulf Interior properties in the current budget be assessed on the
October tax bills per the Bondsman. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4-1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.

BOND

B.A.C. recommends that the Board take the necessary steps to secure the bond at the
appropriate time in the amount of $10.1 million. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4-1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
CONTRACTS

B.A.C. recommends that the contracts with F.D.E.P. for permitting, design and construction be
executed when presented. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed 4-1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

EROSION CONTROL LINE

B.A.C. recommends to set the erosion control line according to the recommended time table
from M.R.D. Associates. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4-1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

STONE MILL CREEK ROAD / S.C.O.P.

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that he has received the grant agreement for the Stone
Mill Creek Road repaving. County Attorney McFarland then read a proposed resolution
authorizing the Chairman of the Board to enter into a joint participation agreement with the
F.D.O.T. Commissioner Traylor motioned to adopt the following resolution. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

                                RESOLUTION NO. 2006-23

A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD TO ENTER INTO A JOINT
PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION.

       WHEREAS, the Small County Outreach Program has been created by Section
339.2818, Florida Statutes, to assist small county governments in resurfacing or reconstruction
of capacity or safety improvements on county roads; and

      WHEREAS, the Florida Department of Transportation (F.D.O.T.) has the authority
under Section 224.044, Florida Statutes, to enter into an Agreement with Gulf County; and

       WHEREAS, Gulf County has certified to F.D.O.T. that eligibility requirements have been
met of said Section 339.2818, Florida Statutes; and

        WHEREAS, F.D.O.T. is willing to provide Gulf County with financial assistance under
Financial Management Number 42009715801 for costs directly related to the resurfacing and
safety improvement on the Stone Mill Creek Road;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners that the Chairman of the Board be authorized to sign the Joint Participation
Agreement with F.D.O.T. for resurfacing of the Stone Mill Creek Road.
                                           TH
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED THIS 11                 DAY OF JULY, 2006.

(End)

Chief Administrator Butler reported that the State grant is in the amount of $901,342.00, with
no match required.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Code Enforcement Officer Hicks appeared before the Board and discussed complaints
received regarding the overflow of garbage on the right-of-way in Cape San Blas, Indian Pass,
and along Highway 98 at St. Joe Beach. Mrs. Hicks suggested that the Board require (1) twice
a week pickup in these areas, (2) additional carts (receptacles) or purchase one for $12.91 in
addition to the current receptacle, and (3) placement of receptacle per Ordinance 2005-13 (she
stated that Waste Management provides a back door service for an additional fee). Code
Enforcement Officer Hicks recommended that if the problem is not eliminated, the County
establish mandatory pickup in the areas of Cape San Blas, Indian Pass and Highway 98. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Chief Administrator Butler stated that an ordinance was
never adopted for the Highway 98 corridor on this issue. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Environmental Health Specialist Jason Flowers, of the Gulf County Health Department,
appeared and discussed that there is a problem with too many individuals staying in one
household. He stated that they are filling their trash receptacle, the neighbors receptacle, and
placing trash on the ground beside the receptacle. After further discussion, Commissioner
Williams recommended that Mrs. Hicks and Mr. Flowers meet and bring a recommendation
back to the Board on this issue.

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AWARD

Health Department Administrator Doug Kent appeared before the Board to present them with a
plaque from the Secretary of State in appreciation of the efforts they have made to obtain
quality healthcare in the County.

APPRECIATION - COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

Health Department Administrator Doug Kent appeared before the Board and presented plaques
 to the Gulf County Maintenance Department and Public Works Department for their
outstanding work at the Health Department.

HOSPITAL

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Traylor, Health Department Administrator Kent stated that he
attended a meeting with The St. Joe Company and other agencies that handle permitting for
the new hospital. He stated that it would be approximately ninety-days before the permits are
obtained and the work would begin on the new hospital site.

BUDGET WORKSHOPS

Clerk Executive Administrator Kopinsky presented the 2006-07 proposed budget packets to the
Board, and Chairman McLemore reported that the budget workshops have been scheduled for
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July 24 , July 26 and July 27 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.
SEXUAL PREDATOR ORDINANCE

Sheriffs Office Major Nugent requested permission to meet with County Attorney McFarland
to discuss a proposed ordinance regarding sexual predators in Gulf County. Commissioner
Williams motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

BEACH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

T.D.C. Director Pickett reported that the St. Joseph Peninsula B.A.C. met and requested that
the Board implement an attendance policy for the committee, stating that any voter missing two
consecutive meetings be removed from the committee. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

BEACH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Upon inquiry by T.D.C. Director Pickett regarding the definition of a quorum and meeting
teleconferencing, County Attorney McFarland stated that there are substantial issues regarding
teleconference capabilities at this time. County Attorney McFarland stated that the meeting can
be monitored by teleconferencing, but the members must be present at the meeting to vote.

SENATE BILL 360 - SCHOOL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

Planner Richardson presented and discussed the school interlocal agreement draft for S.B.
360 that is going to be submitted to the State for review. He also discussed the elements and
capital improvement schedule that are being submitted to the State for review.

OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP

Commissioner Traylor discussed the Overstreet boat ramp facility, stating that Mr. David
Taunton would like to donate approximately five acres around the Overstreet boat ramp area.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept the property from David Taunton. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FESTIVALS

Commissioner Traylor reported that the Florida League of Cities has recognized Wewahitchka
as one of the top twenty-three Cities for having the best festivals.

M.S.T.U.S / BEACH NOURISHMENT

Commissioner Traylor discussed the different individuals that have put forth a great effort to
implement the M.S.T.U.s for the Cape San Blas area. Commissioner Williams discussed the
overall support of the Board on this issue. Commissioner Traylor also commended
Commissioner Barnes for all his work regarding beach nourishment.

UNION NEGOTIATIONS
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Human Resources Director Manuel stated that the
Board needs to hold an attorney-client meeting to discuss union issues. The Board scheduled
the meeting for Monday, July 17, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. E.T.

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION PICNIC

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Human Resources Director Manuel reported that the
                                                                         th
first annual employee appreciation picnic will be held on Friday, July 14 , at 1:00 p.m., E.T. at
Honeyville Park.

PORT ST. JOE LIBRARY/BUDGET AMENDMENTS

Commissioner Peters reported that he has received a quote from Jacksonville Sounds
Communication, in the amount of $4,090.00, for repairs to the fire alarm system in the old
section of the Port St. Joe library. Commissioner Peters motioned that the Board amend the
General Fund budget in the amount of $4,090.00 by reducing Reserves: Cash Carry Forward
and increasing the appropriate line item to repair the fire alarm system. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the following Special Projects payments:

Dist. 2       Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Boys 12 and under - Donation $250.00
              Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Boys 8 and under - Donation $250.00

Dist. 3       Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Boys 12 and under - Donation $250.00
              Wewahitchka Dixie Youth Boys 8 and under - Donation $250.00

Dist. 4       Gulf County Senior Citizens - Donation                              $500.00
              Gulf County Association of Retarded Citizens - Donation             $500.00

Dist. 5       Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Boys 11 & 12 year old - Donation           $250.00

(End)

SOUTH GULF FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Barnes discussed that Emerson Cooling installed a new air conditioner for
South Gulf Fire Department, and Lenox supplied the equipment. Commissioner Barnes
motioned to submit a letter to Emerson Cooling and Lenox to thank them for suppling the air
conditioner and equipment for this department. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
INDIAN PASS SUBSTATION

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Barnes, County Attorney McFarland stated that he has met with
Mr. Walker regarding property for a South Gulf County Fire Department substation at Indian
Pass, and that they are working out the nature of the lease. He stated that they are working on
the length of time for the lease.

DIXIE YOUTH GIRLS SOFTBALL

Commissioner Williams reported on the Port St. Joe Dixie Youth Girls Softball tournament
stating that the 10-year olds placed second in the State, the 12-year olds lost, and the 14-year
olds won the State Championship in Belleview.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Commissioner Williams discussed that he came up on an accident on C.R. 386 (Overstreet
Road), and he discussed the quick response and professionalism of Gulf County Emergency
Medical Services and other agencies during this situation.

HIGHLAND VIEW & WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Commissioner Williams requested permission for the fire chief at Highland View and the fire
chief at White City to start the engineering process for additional building space, stating they
will use funds from their budgets (no additional tax funds will be required). Commissioner
Williams then motioned to approve this request. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

ECONOMIC IMPACTS

Commissioner Williams discussed that he spoke with C.R. Smith & Sons regarding the
economic impacts from property values dropping, and that small businesses are being
affected. Commissioner Williams motioned for the Board to request that E.D.C. Director
McNair work with the local businesses and to also help with the employees that are losing their
jobs at Premier Chemical. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

COMMUNITY WATCH

Commissioner Williams discussed the possibility of forming community watch groups through
out his district, and stated he will contact Sheriffs Office Major Nugent on this issue.


REDFISH STREET
Commissioner Williams reported that he spoke with G.A.C. regarding the paving on Redfish
Street, and this project will start in July. He stated that there will be an additional two-hundred
foot section paved in front of the park.

AMERICUS AVENUE DITCH

Commissioner Williams discussed the back section of the Americus Avenue ditch facing Gulf
Aire Subdivision (adjoining Panther Swamp and the St. Joe property), stating that there is a
ditch in this area that the County maintains and the homeowners association has voted to pay
for the pipe to fill the ditch. Commissioner Williams motioned to start the process with D.E.P.
on getting dredge and fill permits for this project. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

ST JOSEPH HUMANE SOCIETY

Commissioner Williams motioned for Chief Administrator Butler to contact the Humane Society
regarding the time frame on construction of their new building. After further discussion,
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING - HIGHWAY 98

Commissioner Williams discussed that he has received numerous complaints regarding people
camping along Highway 98, and requested that County Attorney McFarland review the current
issue for enforcement, and contact D.O.T. or V.M.S. so the County can implement a policy.
Commissioner Williams then motioned to approve this request. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

WHITE CITY AND HIGHLAND VIEW BATH HOUSES

Commissioner Williams discussed that there is not water service to the bath house facilities at
the White City park or the Highland View park. He stated that he spoke with the City of Port St.
Joe regarding water service to the bath house facilities. Commissioner Williams requested
permission to start the process to install bath house facilities at White City Park and Highland
View Park. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

COMMUNITY CENTER

Commissioner Williams requested permission to check into utilizing the old Search and
Rescue building at White City for a community center for the youth.
PLANTATION DRIVE (CRAWFISH CABIN ROAD)

Chairman McLemore discussed the issue with Gene Hanlon regarding Plantation
Drive/Crawfish Cabin Road, stating that Mr. Hanlon has had the property surveyed and the
County road is on his property. Commissioner Traylor stated that he has been contacted by Mr.
Hanlon inquiring if the County would pay him for the property. After further discussion, County
Attorney McFarland advised the Board not to take any action on this issue.


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 7:00 p.m., E.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                       JULY 13, 2006

                                    SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, and Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes. <Vice Chairman Bill Williams was absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth, Building Inspector
George Knight, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Human Resources Director Denise Manuel,
Planner David Richardson, Road Department Superintendent Bobby Knee, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, and Veterans Service Officer James Kennedy.

Chairman McLemore called the special meeting to order at 12:15 p.m., E.T.


T.D.C. SPENDING PLAN
T.D.C. Director Pickett reported that since the Board approved the beach renourishment
project, the T.D.C. spending plan has to be revised, stating that the spending plan has been
modified to show the additional funding added to the spending plan budget. Commissioner
Barnes motioned to approve this revision, and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. It
passed 3-1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

ROAD PAVING - ENGINEERS

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that he has met with the engineers, and they have agreed
to reduce the engineering proposal to resurface 4 percent, new construction 7 percent, and
inspection 2.5 percent. He then recommended approval of the engineering fees and scope of
work for the road paving projects. Commissioner Peters motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (4-
0).

Commissioner Traylor discussed that he met with G.A.C. representatives regarding the
repaving of the Stone Mill Creek Road, and discussed a change order to include the Howard
Creek (Doc Whitfield) Road project. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve a change
order, and for the Chairman to sign change order with the amount not to exceed $901,000.00
after the engineering costs are deducted. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).

Upon discussion by Road Department Superintendent Knee that the County has no available
paving clay, the Board stated that this will be addressed when they reach the new construction
phase.

ROAD BOND

County Attorney McFarland reported that the Countys Local Option Gas Tax is going to expire
in 2009, and this needs to be extended until 2031. County Attorney McFarland stated that this
needs to be handled by an ordinance, and requested permission to advertise the proposed
ordinance for public hearing. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).

BEACH NOURISHMENT BOND

County Attorney McFarland read a proposed resolution authorizing the issuance of Gulfside
and Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.s. to finance the cost of beach renourishment. Commissioner
Barnes then motioned to adopt the following resolution. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed 3-1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.



                                RESOLUTION NO. 2006-24
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $12,000,000
INITIAL AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA LIMITED AD
VALOREM TAX BONDS (CAPE SAN BLAS BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT
GULFSIDE AND GULFSIDE INTERIOR M.S.T.U.s) TO FINANCE THE COST OF BEACH
RENOURISHMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE HOLDERS OF SUCH
BONDS; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS
FROM AN AD VALOREM TAX LEVIED IN THE CAPE SAN BLAS GULFSIDE MUNICIPAL
SERVICES TAXING UNIT IN AN AMOUNT WHICH DOES NOT EXCEED SIX MILLS ON
ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN SUCH TAXING UNIT AND AN AD VALOREM TAX
LEVIED IN THE CAPE SAN BLAS GULFSIDE INTERIOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES TAXING
UNIT IN AN AMOUNT WHICH DOES NOT EXCEED FOUR MILLS ON ALL TAXABLE
PROPERTY WITHIN SUCH TAXING UNIT; MAKING CERTAIN OTHER COVENANTS AND
AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

                     ** Complete Resolution on file with Clerk**

SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS

Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote
(4-0), the Board approved the following Special Projects payments:

Dist. 3      Wewa Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 12 & under - Donation        $250.00

Dist. 4      P.S.J. High School Summer Program - Donation           $250.00

Dist. 5      Wewa Dixie Youth Boys Baseball - 12 & under - Donation     $250.00
             P.S.J. High School Summer Program - Donation         $250.00

(End)


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 12:30 p.m., E.T.


                                               CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                               CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

                               PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
                                       JULY 24, 2006

                               SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special budget session with
the following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor and Jerry W. Barnes. <Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
was absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Finance
Officer Carla Hand Clerk Executive Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson, Emergency Management/9-1-1 Coordinator
Ben Guthrie, Emergency Management Secretary Stephanie Richardson, G.I.S. Director Larry
Davis, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork, Mosquito Control Director Mark Cothran, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works Director Secretary Gini Barber, Road Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Assistant Road Department Superintendent Chris Wood, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett, Union Steward Doug Kelly, Veterans Service
Officer James Kennedy, Sheriff Dalton Upchurch, and Sheriffs Office Major Mike Harrison,
Captain Bobby Plair, Deputy Greg Cole, and Sheriff Finance Officer Patti Bartlum.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chairman McLemore reported that the purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed
budget for next fiscal year. He stated that he would like for everyone to work with him so this
meeting can be conducted in a professional manner.

Jim Garth, President of the Citizens for Reduced Taxes Committee, appeared before the Board
a read a statement regarding their request for reduction of taxes for the 2006-07 fiscal year.

SENATE BILL 360

Upon request by Chairman McLemore, Planner Richardson appeared before the Board to
discuss the requirements of S.B. 360, and the financial requirements it will place on the County
in the upcoming year. He reviewed the Capital Improvements Schedule and discussed the
School Element that had to be incorporated. Commissioner Traylor discussed that the Board
will have to place funds in the budget for the upcoming year to cover mandates that are
included in this bill.
2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chairman McLemore presented a chart showing Gulf Countys budget increases over the last
several years, and stated that he would like for the Board to reduce the proposed requests to
have a 0% increase (would prefer a 10% decrease over the current years budget). He then
made the following recommendations in an effort to reduce taxes for the upcoming year: 1)
hiring freeze, 2) discontinue providing dirt, 3) discontinue demolition projects, 4) reduce landfill
operation hours, 5) freeze purchasing of new equipment, 6) no spring clean-up, 7) 4-day work
week for the Public Works, Maintenance, and Road Departments, 8) prioritize construction of
new buildings, i.e. - a) Storm Shelter, b) Public Works building, c) E.M.S. building, d)
Maintenance building, and e) Jail. He discussed areas of the budget that are (or should be)
self-supporting (Building Department/Landfill), and stated that the bed tax dollars collected
by the T.D.C. should be used for all tourism services (beach clean-up, etc.).

Commissioner Williams discussed the zero-based budget process that the County
departments followed this year in preparing their budget requests. He stated that he does not
want the department heads to take this process personally, this is something the Board must
do for the entire County.

Commissioner Traylor discussed that he was hesitant when Commissioner Williams first
brought up the zero-based budget process, but it shows where every dollar is being spent. He
also discussed that, due to the mandates, it will be difficult to make the cuts that Chairman
McLemore has suggested.

Commissioner Barnes stated that he was also hesitant about the new system, but it shows the
Board and the taxpayers where their money is spent.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Commissioner Williams then reviewed the General Fund expenditures of the County, as
follows:

1)     B.O.C.C. Special Projects                             $    15,000.00         75% Decr.

This decrease is due to funds being transferred to Parks and Recreation.

2)     B.O.C.C.                                              $ 976,084.00           63.5% Decr.

This decrease is due to a cost shift of insurance to the individual department budgets.

3)     County Administrator                                  $ 546,975.00           75.87% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that all departmental budgets will reflect increases due to
the cost shift of the insurance being transferred from the Boards budget to the departments
budget. He also discussed that the budget will also reflect the full cost of any buildings (as
required by the State), as well as the debt service payment. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams, Clerk Finance Officer Hand stated that in Governmental Accounting the source of
funds and the use of funds have to be shown (the liability and the asset are not shown on the
balance sheet). After further discussion, Clerk Norris reported that this has been reflected in
the past, but it is normally done after-the-fact as a budget amendment when the loan proceeds
are received.

Jim McKenzie appeared before the Board and inquired about a flushed budget that would
take out items that are a pass through of funds. Commissioner Williams stated that this will be
seen as they get to the individual departmental budgets.

4)     Special Events                                       $        2,500.00    0% Incr.

This is $750.00 for each City for Fireworks and $500.00 for each High School for Project
Graduation.

5)     Clerk to the Board                                   $   546,975.00       75.87% Incr.

The majority of this increase is for the cost shift of insurance. Commissioner Barnes
discussed that the Clerk also has Article V costs that are mandated.

6)     County Attorney                                      $       67,694.00    0% Incr.

No change.

7)     Federal Emergency Management Asst.                   $             .00    100% Decr.

This was a grant that the County no longer has.

8)     Property Appraiser                                   $   468,235.00       17.45% Incr.

The majority of this increase is for the cost shift of insurance.

9)     Tax Collector                                $   508,852.00         23.11% Incr.

The majority of this increase is for the cost shift of insurance.

10)    Grants Development/Administration                    $       93,334.00    41.61% Incr.

No Discussion.

11)    Risk Management/Human Resources                      $   105,973.00       48.20% Incr.

The majority of this increase is for the cost shift of insurance.


12)    PSJ Downtown Redevelopment Agency                    $   272,764.00       50.35% Incr.

This is set by Statute and there is a formula that is followed to determine the amount. County
Attorney McFarland discussed that this is based on a percentage of the assessment of the
downtown redevelopment area. After discussion about how the funds are spent, County
Attorney McFarland stated that this is a 30-year agreement, and the County is approximately10
years into the agreement.

13)    Supervisor of Elections                              $   293,689.00       9.21% Incr.

The majority of this increase is for the cost shift of insurance.

14)    Work Crews                                           $   121,019.00       125.57% Incr.

This increase contains additional equipment, vans, etc.

15)    Safety                                       $     53,030.00        261.51% Incr.

This includes a cost shift for insurance and a full-time employee.

16)    Industrial Park                                      $        6,750.00    0% Incr.

Site work and engineering for the portion of the Industrial Park still owned by the County.

17)    Wireless 911                                 $               .00    100% Decr.

Transferred to a separate restricted Fund.

18)    Utilities - Courthouse Complex                       $   157,245.00       .80% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that this is the power, water and gas bills for the
Courthouse complex (was previously included in the Courthouse Maintenance budget).

19)    Maintenance - County Courthouse              $    994,402.00        102.63% Incr.

This includes a shift of 3 employees and vehicles from the Road Department, the cost shift of
insurance for the employees, and a building addition.


The meeting did then recess at 6:01 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 6:11 p.m., E.D.T.




2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Commissioner Williams discussed that the Clerks Office can provide the public with a copy of
the tentative budget packet and also has it available on cd at no charge. He then continued
reviewing the General Fund expenditures, as follows:
20)    Maintenance - Wewa County Building                   $     58,148.00       38.79% Decr.

The elevator repair costs were removed from this budget (completed in 2005-06).

21)    FRDAP Grants                                         $    400,000.00       0% Incr.

Grant funds for Dead Lakes and Honeyville Parks.

22)    Wetland Protection                                   $      7,500.00       0% Incr.

Funds shifted from BOCC Professional Services for use to delineate wetlands (for buildings to
be constructed behind the Courthouse Complex and at the proposed 40-acre Industrial Park
site at Fleming Curve).

23)    G.I.S. Mapping                                       $    201,956.00       71.12% Incr.

This includes the cost shift for insurance, consulting services and new equipment that is being
requested.

G.I.S. Director Davis discussed operations of the department, fees charged, etc. Chief
Administrator Butler discussed future plans of G.I.S. Department to get maps on the internet.

24)    Information Technology (IT)                  $    116,121.00        New

This is a new position/department. Commissioner Williams discussed that if the Constitutional
Officers would agree to participate, this cost could be spread between them and the Board.
Chief Administrator Butler stated that this position will only work if the Constitutional Officers
participate.

25)    Affordable Housing                                   $     50,000.00       New

Commissioner Traylor discussed that this is a new department/expense that is very important
to the future of Gulf County.

26)    County Veterans Service Office                      $     74,134.00       26.11% Incr.

Veterans Service Officer Kennedy discussed that this increase includes the cost shift for
insurance, travel costs for continuing education, and a new computer. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Emergency Management Director Nelson discussed the training that is
now required for disaster response (paid or volunteer), or funding will be stopped.
27)    Law Enforcement                                    $    32,258.00        12.55% Decr.

This is the budget for beach driving permits.

28)    Honeyville Community Emergency Center $           400,000.00        New
This is for the new storm shelter for Gulf County. Clerk Norris reported that this is also
included on the revenue side as a loan (no effect on ad valorem taxes).

29)    Fire Department - Wetappo                   $     71,040.00       479.92% Incr.

Tabled until Fire Chief is present.

30)    Fire Department - Overstreet                       $    218,817.00     2167.77% Incr.

Tabled until Fire Chief is present.

31)    Fire Department - Howard Creek                     $     18,090.00       New

Fire Chief Billy Moore discussed that this budget request is for Jaws-of-Life equipment due
to his department having to respond to traffic accidents, 2 sets of bunker gear, and 3 new
800Mhz radios, stating that the Howard Creek Fire Control District does not generate enough
tax dollars to fund these items. The Board tabled this budget until a later date.

32)    Building Department                         $   321,698.00        38.72% Incr.

Interim Building Official Collinsworth discussed that the major increase in this budget is the
cost shift for insurance, and this department operates from the revenues received from building
permit fees.

County Veterans Service Office/Building Department

Patricia Hardman appeared before the Board to discuss the per diem rates and rental car rates
as included in the Veterans Service Office budget, and suggested that a taxi be used instead
of a rental car.

Upon inquiry by Patricia Hardman about the Building Department breaking even (cannot make
a profit), Chief Administrator Butler discussed there are other costs associated with operation
of the building department that are not reflected in the actual budget (work done by the
Planning Department, office space, parking space, etc.). Upon further discussion regarding
engineering costs, Ms. Hardman suggested that the Board hire an on-staff engineer for the
County.

33)    Physical Environment                               $      9,476.00       0% Incr.

This is funding for the Division of Forestry.

34)    Search & Rescue - Wewahitchka                      $     13,750.00       7.84% Incr.

Chairman McLemore stated that he would like to go to 0% increase for all departments.
35)    Emergency Management - Gulf County                $    348,243.00       77.87% Incr.

Emergency Management Director Nelson discussed the changes in emergency management
since 9/11, as well as the branch E.O.C. in Wewahitchka. He stated that this increase
includes computer equipment, a truck, and the cost shift for insurance (this budget is 66%
grant-funded). Emergency Management Secretary Richardson discussed that the County is
required to match a certain portion of their funding according to the grant requirements, and
cannot go below $190,800.33.

36)    Search & Rescue                                   $      24,915.00      112.60% Incr.

Chairman McLemore stated that he would like to go to 0% increase for all departments.

37)    Medical Examiner                                  $      39,600.00      14.19% Incr.

This is a mandated, contractual budget. Chief Administrator Butler reported that the
transportation line item increased from $1,000.00 to $4,000.00 because Comforter Funeral
Home agreed to make transports to the morgue (E.M.S. has been providing this service).

38)    D.O.T. Local Agency Program (L.A.P.)              $            .00      100% Decr.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that this was the grant for the bike path at Cape San Blas
(not ad valorem tax funds). There will be other projects in the future.

39)    D.O.T. Small Co. Outreach Prog. (S.C.O.P.)        $ 1,401,342.00        16.78% Incr.

This is grant funds for paving of Willis Landing Road and Stone Mill Creek Road. Upon inquiry
by Chief Administrator Butler, Clerk Finance Officer Hand reported that this budget does not
include County matching funds because she was notified by Administrative Staff Assistant
Stephens that no match is required for this grant.

40)    D.O.T. County Incentive Grant Prog. (C.I.G.P.) $      883,163.00        New

This is grant funds for paving of Doc Whitfield Road (Howard Creek Road).

41)    Mosquito Control                                  $   140,825.00        94.64% Incr.

Solid Waste Director Danford reported that the majority of this increase is the cost shift for
insurance.

42)    Health Department                                 $   302,860.00        18.78% Incr.

Tabled until Health Department Administrator Kent is present.

The meeting did then recess at 7:00 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:13 p.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Commissioner Williams discussed that a schedule will be developed and posted outlining when
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each department will need to appear at the meeting on July 25 to discuss their tentative
budget (the departments will also be contacted). He then continued reviewing the General
Fund expenditures, as follows:

43)    Landfill                                                $ 1,163,608.00          122.67% Incr.

Solid Waste Director Danford discussed State requirements regarding the number of
personnel that must be present on site at the landfills, professional services for contamination
assessments, Five Points Landfill renewal, equipment to extend the life of the landfill, fuel costs
and a new fueling system, and maintenance costs. He also discussed the escrow obligation
for closing costs of a landfill that the County must meet.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Solid Waste Director Danford discussed that
increasing tipping fees and extend the life of the landfill will help alleviate costs. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Traylor, Solid Waste Director Danford reported that a minimum of
$850,000.00 will be needed in this budget to fulfill the mandates. Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the tub grinder is not a mandate, but would extend the life of the landfill from 7
years to 13 years, which would reduce the amount of escrow funds that have to be budgeted.
He further discussed that it would take approximately 3-8 years to obtain permitting for a new
landfill, and if they do not extend the life of the current landfill it may not last until a new one is
approved. Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the City of Port St. Joe does not pay the
County tipping fee at the landfill, and Solid Waste Director Danford stated he would like to
prepare a plan to bring back to the Board.

Tom Graney appeared to discuss mandatory trash pickup, and that the City of Port St. Joe
charges their citizens to pick up the debris but the City does not pay tipping fees to the County
when they bring the debris to the landfill. He stated that the Board needs to come up with a
plan to cover everything so the landfill pays becomes self-supporting.

Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Solid Waste Director Danford stated that the County will
save personnel costs and fuel costs if they close the landfill one day each week. Upon further
inquiry, he stated that Monday would be the day he would recommend. Commissioner Traylor
stated he will not support this because it will be very inconvenient for contractors and the
public.




44)    Public Works - Gulf County                      $ 2,962,584.00          78.21% Incr.

Public Works Secretary Barber discussed the proposed budget for this department (new
building, cost shift of insurance, mosquito control employee salaries for winter months, and
increased fuel costs). Members of the Board discussed proposed policy changes and the poor
condition of the public works building.

Al Minzner discussed a breakdown of all salaries and benefits, versus all capital expenses, as
compared to last year. Commissioner Williams discussed that this has been done, and many
of the pay increases and benefits are based on union negotiations.

45)    Animal Control                                     $   191,688.00        New

This was transferred from the Sheriffs budget to the Boards budget. Chief Administrator
discussed that to go back to a 0% increase, there will only be 2 officers (there will not be an
officer hired to be on duty at night and on the weekends). Commissioner Traylor stated he
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does not agree with taking out the funding for a 3 animal control officer because it is hard
enough for 2 people to constantly be available to cover the entire County. Chief Administrator
Butler stated that this budget also includes funding for a sump pump.

Tom Graney discussed that the Animal Control Department also takes care of wildlife in
addition to domestic animals, and they do work under extremely poor conditions.

46)    Coastal Impact Assistance Program (C.I.A.P.)
             (a/k/a N.R.C.S.)                             $   602,000.00      1263.35% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that this is grant funding for C. R. 30, C. R. 30A, and 3
projects on Willis Landing Road (Lockey Lake, Page Brach & Richard Lake bridges/culverts).
He stated that 2 projects were removed from this (Sauls Creek Road & Old Bay City Road
culverts), and it is possible that some of this funding can be reduced (he will report back).

47)    Humane Society                                     $    22,000.00        193.33% Incr.

Sandy Christie, Humane Society Volunteer, appeared before the Board to discuss that they are
amending their request to $7,500.00 (a 0% increase) in an effort to work with the Board on
reducing the budget.

48)    Landfill Permitting & Construction                 $    53,595.00        2.28% Incr.

Solid Waste Director Danford discussed this increase is to cover the cost of fuel. He also
stated that he has received no response from The St. Joe Company on the D.R.I. obligation for
property for a new landfill and it takes a long time to have a new site permitted. Commissioner
Traylor requested that County Attorney McFarland contact The St. Joe Company regarding this
property and the $75,000.00 donation to be made to Wewahitchka E.M.S.

49)    Mental Health                               $   155,279.00        19.41% Incr.

       A) Gulf County Senior Citizens                     $    83,340.00        38.9% Incr.
Sandy Lieberman, Senior Citizens Director, appeared before the Board to discuss the budget
request for the Senior Citizens, and the reasons for the increase (to take on new clients, meals
on wheels, home improvements, etc.).

Chairman McLemore requested that she review this request to attempt to get back to a 0%
increase.

50)    Ambulance - Gulf County                             $ 1,877,549.00        168.72% Incr.

Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin discussed this increase includes a new building, the
cost shift for insurance, grant match funds for equipment, fuel costs, etc.).

51)    Welfare                                             $   125,000.00        0% Incr.

Commissioner Williams stated that this is medicaid costs for nursing homes patients, and is a
mandated cost.

52)    Commodity Program                           $     18,320.00       63.57% Incr.

Chairman McLemore discussed that this will be reduced to a 0% increase.

53)    Park & Recreation Facilities                $   297,748.00        358.95% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that this budget includes a cost shift from B.O.C.C. Special
Projects, a full-time employee, restrooms, overwalks, and parking stabilization at the Cape.
Chairman McLemore stated this budget needs to be addressed because he does not feel the
Board needs to hire a new employee. Commissioner Williams requested that this be tabled.

54)    Parks & Recreation                                  $    94,760.00        78.69% Incr.

Commissioner Williams discussed requests for funding from the Cities, more specifically the
request from the City of Port St. Joe (should be deducted due to the annexation interlocal
agreement for the new complex). Commissioner Traylor also discussed that $5,000.00 should
be budgeted in Other Contractual Services/City of Wewahitchka for the program that is
handled by Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter.

55)    Historical Renovation Project/Grant                 $   350,000.00        New

This is grant funding for renovation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Phase II Project.

56)    State Attorney Admin./Ct. Technology                $    35,297.00        8.72% Incr.

This is state-mandate, Article V costs.

57)    Public Defender Admin./Ct. Technology               $     8,155.00        1.77% Incr.
This is state-mandate, Article V costs.

58)    General Court Admin./Ct. Technology                 $    21,380.00        61.05% Incr.

This is state-mandate, Article V costs.

59)    Libraries                                           $   205,832.00        6.83% Incr.

Members of the Board discussed reducing this budget to a 0% increase.

60)    Extension Service                                   $   122,270.00        31.21% Incr.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that this budget request was received late, and did not
make the packet. The Board tabled this budget.

61)    Courthouse Facilities                               $   971,835.00        44.65% Incr.

Commissioner Williams discussed that this is State funding for the Courthouse Roof.


The meeting did then recess at 8:10 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 8:30 p.m., E.D.T.


FINE & FORFEITURE FUND

Commissioner Williams reviewed the Fine & Forfeiture Fund expenditures, as follows:

Sheriffs Detention & Corrections                  $   625,941.00        58.89% Incr.

Sheriff Upchurch reported that $56,600.00 of this increase is the cost shift for insurance, and
$175,384.00 is for salary adjustments for the Correctional Officers (Gulf County pays
$4,000.00-$5,000.00 less per year than surrounding Counties) and a mandatory retirement rate
increase of 5%. After further discussion, he stated that approximately $125,000.00 of the
requested increase is not mandated, but he needs to raise the salary of the Corrections
Officers in an effort to reduce the number of employee turnovers. The Board tabled this budget
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request until July 26 .




Sheriffs Law Enforcement                   $ 2,892,085.00        29.37% Incr.

Sheriff Upchurch reported that $356,500.00 of this increase is the cost shift for insurance, and
$75,000.00 is for the State-mandated retirement increase. He stated the increase also
includes additional insurance, fuel costs, etc. The Board tabled this budget request until July
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26 .

Upon inquiry by Jim Lloyd regarding the State-mandated retirement rate increase, Sheriff
Upchurch stated that the retirement rates vary in the Sheriffs Office (some are regular, some
are special risk).

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams regarding insurance coverage for inmates, Sheriff
Upchurch stated that Human Resource Officer Manuel has been checking into this coverage.

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Road Department Superintendent Knee discussed
that the majority of this increase includes the cost shift of insurance. He discussed that he has
worked out reductions he could make to reach Chairman McLemores proposed budget
reduction.

GENERAL FUND

Clerk to Board                                             $   546,975.00         75.87%

Clerk Norris discussed that her increase is due to the cost shift of insurance and State-
mandated costs that are beyond her control. She stated that she can reduce her proposed
budget by $35,000.00 of the insurance shift, by including it in her budget request that is
submitted to the State. Upon discussion regarding the monthly charges to the Board by the
Clerk for copies, etc. ($.15 per page), Clerk Norris stated this includes use of the Clerks
copier by Board departments, and preparation of the agenda packets, information packets,
budget packets, etc. After further discussion, Clerk Norris agreed to meet with Chief
Administrator Butler to discuss ways to decrease the Boards costs for these services.

EMPLOYEE SALARIES & BENEFITS

Tom Semmes appeared before the Board to inquire about the Vacation: Sell Back to County
line item. Clerk Norris stated that the Board has a policy that allows an employee to sell
back up to 2 weeks of their vacation, i.e.- they work 40 hours and get paid for 80 hours for the
week they sell back. Upon further inquiry by Mr. Semmes, Clerk Norris stated that sick leave
accrues and if an employee retires or leaves in good standing they get paid for the sick leave
time they have accumulated. After discussion, Clerk Norris stated that the Sick-Leave: Lump
Sum-No Retire is basically a restricted line item, and cannot be used to cover over-
expenditures in other line items. Chief Administrator Butler stated that it should be taken from
the individuals budgets and placed in a separate area. Mr. Semmes also discussed that
overtime should be pre-approved by the Board. Commissioner Williams stated that this issue
was addressed during union negotiations, and Chief Administrator Butler must pre-approve
overtime.

Barbara Radcliff inquired about the accumulation of sick leave, stating sick leave should be for
when you are sick or have a doctors appointment. Commissioner Williams discussed that
this is one of the issues that is being addressed through union negotiations. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that prior to the current policy, employees would take their day of
sick leave as soon as they earned it to keep from losing it.

Patricia Hardman suggested that the employees be given a set number of days per year as sick
leave, and pay them time and a half for the hours they have remaining at the end of the year.

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Chief Administrator Butler discussed changes made to the Road Departments proposed
budget to comply with the Chairmans request for a 10% decrease from the 2005-06 budget
amount, stating that the total budget would be $1,092,961.00. Road Department
Superintendent Knee stated that he does not believe he could operate the department on this
amount for next year due to required salary increases, fuel costs, etc. The Board requested
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that he review this again, and bring it back before the Board on July 26 .

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Tom Graney appeared before the Board to discuss how helpful this meeting and process has
been for the citizens of Gulf County. Upon discussion by Mr. Graney, Commissioner Williams
discussed the County Audit and stated that the special operational audit is no longer needed
(for which $40,000.00 is in the 2005-06 budget). Chairman McLemore stated that this amount
needs to be removed.

Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Chief Administrator Butler reported that the annexation
agreement with the City of Port St. Joe states that the City will give the County $35,000.00 for
funding of the Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Williams also discussed that the City
needs to be billed for the half-mill assessment for the fire tax for that area until they get a
functioning fire department (per the agreement).

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the Board needs to add $25,000.00 to Other Current
Charges & Obligations for a project that will be bid next year.
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Commissioner Barnes requested that the Fire Chiefs attend the budget meeting on July 26 to
discuss their proposed budget. Commissioner Williams requested that all Department Heads
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get with Lynn to find out what time they need to be at the meeting on July 26 , and requested
that Lynn prepare a schedule and provide it to the Clerk for posting.


There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 9:40 p.m., E.D.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:
REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                               PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                     JULY 25, 2006

                                 REGULAR MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Clerk Finance Officer Carla Hand, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Code Enforcement Officer April Hicks, Grant
Writer Loretta Costin, Gulf County E.M.S. Director, Planner David Richardson, Road
Department Superintendent Bobby Knee, Assistant Road Department Superintendent Chris
Wood, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans Service Officer James Kennedy, and
Sheriffs Office Deputy Meredith Ward.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., E.T.

Commissioner Barnes opened the meeting with prayer, and Chairman McLemore led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA / BUDGET AMENDMENT

Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Clerk Norris removed page 20 (item #2) and
recommended that this be paid from the General Fund (do a Budget Amendment by reducing
Reserves and increasing the Stone Mill Creek Fire Department). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Clerk Norris recommended that the previous motion from the July 11,
2006 Regular Meeting regarding transfer of funds from the Road Department to the
Maintenance Department be rescinded. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Clerk Norris then recommended that the three Road Department positions continue to be paid
from the Road Department until October 1, 2006. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Williams then motioned to approve the following Consent Agenda items, after
removal of page 48 (item #7), and with the above correction to page 20 (item #2).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
1.        Minutes - July 7, 2006 - Workshop
                  - July 7, 2006 - Special Meeting
                  - July 11, 2006 - Regular Meeting
                  - July 13, 2006 - Special Meeting

**CORRECTED**           2. Budget Amendment - Stone Mill Creek Fire Dept. (Amend Budget to
                        complete Stone Mill Creek Fire Dept. Building by $7,000.00)

3.        Grant Agreement - Homeland Security (#06-DS-3W-02-32-01-403
                              Modification #1)
                           - Northwest Regional Library (State Aid to Libraries)

4.        Grant Application - Solid Waste Grant

5.        Invoice - Gulf County C.D.C. - S.H.I.P. Program Expenses ($5,000.00)
                   - MRD Associates, Inc. - Erosion Control (Project #05-210.2 * #492
                                $52,810.80 / #493 $44,193.45 / #561 $29,270.50 /
                                #562 $1,993.46 / #571 $3,069.93 / #572 $66,257.59
                                to be paid from Account #43137-31000)
                   - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Willis Landing Road (C.R. 381) S.C.O.P. Project
                                (#64458 $1,609.51 * #64631 $9,655.51 * #64674
                                $4,827.76 to be paid from Account #40641-31000)
                   - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Sauls Creek N.R.C.S. (#64706 $7,769.60 to be
                                paid from Account #40341-31000)

6.        Leave of Absence - Road Dept. Employee Jeffrey Hunter

**DELETE** 7. Proposal - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Stone Mill Creek Road S.C.O.P. Project
                         (10% of the construction project cost)

8.        Records Disposition Request - Clerk (Accounts Receivable 12/1/1984 -
                              9/30/1986, Accounts Payable 10/1/1973 - 9/30/1989,
                              Bank Statements 10/1/1985 - 9/20/1987)

9.        Road Closing - Beach Blast 2006 Triathlon (September 23, 2006)

10.       Solid Waste - Advertise for Bids - (Transport Truck Financing)

11.       Special Projects Payments, as follows:


Dist. 4          Peters Park - Three (3) Trash Bins        $685.52

(End)

P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS - JULY 17, 2006

The Board then addressed the following recommendations from the July 17, 2006 meeting of
the Planning & Development Review Board:
TABLE FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - BAYWOODS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider tabling final plat approval for B.J.
Heard & Chris King (Parcel ID #06230-000R * 4.5 acres in S25, T8S, R11W * 11 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to table the final plat of
Baywoods subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both
stated and unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - BUCKHORN RANCH 1A

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for William J.
Smiley (Parcel ID #01186-100R * 10 acres in S3, T6S, R11W * 20 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of Buckhorn Ranch 1A
subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - BUCKHORN RANCH 1B

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for William J.
Smiley (Parcel ID #01186-300R * 20 acres in S3, T6S, R11W * 40 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of Buckhorn Ranch 1B
subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - JASMINE HEIGHTS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for James
Lester (Parcel ID #01509-000R * 10 acres in S2, T4S, R10W * 17 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of Jasmine Heights
subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - CYPRESS CREEK PLANTATION

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider preliminary plat approval for
Scott Somero (Parcel ID #01050-040R * 29.52 acres in S11, T6S, R9W * 12 lot development),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve the preliminary
plat of Cypress Creek Plantation subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - WOODBROOKE COVE
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for Valencia
Land Investment, LLC (Parcel ID #03323-145R * 40.01 acres in S32, T7S, R10W * 32 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of
Woodbrooke Cove subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

TABLE PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - GULF COAST RANCHES

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider tabling preliminary plat approval
for Edward Bish (Parcel ID #03323-175R * 40.84 acres in S32, T7S, R10W * 16 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to table the preliminary plat of
Gulf Coast Ranches subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

TABLE PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - HIBISCUS LANDING

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider tabling preliminary plat approval
for Broad Head Development, LLC (Parcel ID #06268-503R & #06268-509R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to table the preliminary plat of Hibiscus Landing
subdivision. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - SHALLOW REED PHASE II

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for St. Joe
Coastal Properties, LLC (Parcel ID #06248-050R * 62 acres in S36, T8S, R11W * 38 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of
Shallow Reed Phase II subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development
regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - STOCKARD

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider preliminary plat approval for
Dennis Stockard (Parcel ID #04250-000R * 1.24 acres in S16, T7S, R11W * 3 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve a preliminary plat for Dennis
Stockard, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - GULF CREEK
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for Gulf Pines,
LLC (Parcel ID #03323-165R * 40.29 acres in S32, T7S, R10W * 32 units), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the final plat of Gulf Creek subdivision,
subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and unstated.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

APPLICATION EXTENSION APPROVAL - POMPANO COVE

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider an application extension
approval for St. Joe Bay, LLC (Parcel ID #06257-050R * 2.99 acres in S36, T8S, R11W * 10
units), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve an
application extension for Pompano Cove subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

APPLICATION EXTENSION APPROVAL - BAY COLORS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider an application extension
approval for Hargraves Engineering, LLC (Parcel ID #06245-000R * 3.78 acres in S36, T8S,
R11W * 15 units), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve
an application extension for Bay Colors subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, both stated and unstated. Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

TABLE MINOR REPLAT APPLICATION - SMITH

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider tabling of a minor replat
application for Gary Smith (Parcel ID #06269-029R * .85 acres in S18, T9S, R11W), County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to table the minor replat of Gary Smith,
pending survey verifying acreage. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

TABLE VARIANCE APPLICATION - BUTTS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a side-setback variance for
Gregory Butts (Parcel ID #03210-000R * .22 acres in S22, T9S, R10W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to table this variance request to encroach into the
side-setback. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

TABLE VARIANCE APPLICATION - COLLINS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a road-setback variance for
Kenneth Collins (Parcel ID #03583-000R * .05 acres in S31, T6S, R11W), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to table this variance request for a variance
encroaching into the road setback. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Code Enforcement Officer April Hicks appeared before the Board and reported that she has
received some information from Waste Management regarding garbage pickup in the Cape
San Blas area. She stated that only fifty-seven percent of residents are signed up for garbage
pickup. She recommended that the Board approve mandatory garbage pickup on C-30A, C-
30B, Highway 98 from the Bay County line to the Franklin County line, and all of the Cape San
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Blas area, and require twice a week pickup during the peak season (March 15 through
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September 15 ), with civil penalties imposed for violation. After further discussion,
Commissioner Williams motioned to proceed with requiring mandatory pickup in these areas,
and adopt the additional recommendations after the mandatory pickup is in place.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion. County Attorney McFarland stated that the
mandatory pickup will have to be handled through the ordinance process. The motion then
passed unanimously.

ROAD DEPARTMENT - MOWERS AND TRUCKS

Road Department Superintendent Knee requested permission to advertise to receive sealed
bids for two (2) wing mowers and two (2) pickup trucks to be paid from the Road Department
budget. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this request. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Planner Richardson requested that Chairman McLemore schedule a public hearing on
Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., E.T. to discuss transmittal and corrective
amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

WHITE CITY/OVERSTREET FIRE DEPARTMENTS - TRUCK LEASE

Commissioner Traylor motioned to lease a fire truck from the White City Fire Department for
the Overstreet Fire Department. After discussion, Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

LANDFILL CHARGES

Commissioner Peters discussed that the Board must find ways to cut expenditures and reduce
taxes. He stated one way is to increase revenue at the landfill, and reduce the ad valorem taxes
that are going into the landfill budget (approximately $1.2 million). Commissioner Peters
discussed that the County only charges the contractors that use the landfill. He read Florida
Statute 403.7049 which states that each County which provides solid waste collection services
encourages that residential and non-residential users pay for the services. Commissioner
Peters motioned to begin the process to change tipping fees to $40 per ton for residential, and
$50 per ton for contractors, effective October 1, 2006. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion. After further discussion, Commissioner Traylor withdrew his second,
and Commissioner Peters withdrew the motion.

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

Chairman McLemore appointed Commissioners Williams, Barnes, and Peters to serve on the
2006 Value Adjustment Board.

STREET SIGNS

Commissioner Barnes discussed that there are approximately 30 street signs on C-30E that
are missing, and motioned for the signs to be put back up due to emergency situations.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion. Code Enforcement Officer Hicks stated that she
has a list of the missing signs. Chief Administrator Butler stated that the County has a policy
that they only place signs on County roads and not on private roads. He stated that the
developer is responsible for placing the signs in the new subdivisions. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Chief Administrator Butler stated that the blue signs are for private
roads, and the green signs are for County roads. After further discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
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46     TEST WING - EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE

Commissioner Barnes motioned to submit a letter to Congressman Boyd and Representative
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Martinez in support of the 46 Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.




CODE ENFORCEMENT

Commissioner Williams stated that there have been some extremely large billboards placed on
the Highway 98 corridor and in the Highland View area. He stated that these bill boards will
change the landscape of the coastline. Commissioner Williams motioned to amend the current
sign ordinance, and prohibit the extremely large signs on the Highway 98 corridor along the
coastline. Code Enforcement Officer Hicks suggested that the size of the signs be decreased
to half the current size allowed. After further discussion, Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. County Attorney McFarland stated that this will have to be
advertised and set for public hearing.

CITY ANNEXATION
Commissioner Williams discussed the annexation process with the City of Port St. Joe, and
motioned for the Board not to agree to the annexation information that is in the information
packet, and proceed with stopping the process if the City does not stop this annexation process
themselves. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Commissioner Williams stated that the County has a pending
agreement with the City of Port St. Joe to service areas, but they have not followed through with
this process nor met with the Board on the status. He stated that the engineers have just
started with the comprehensive plan issues. He also stated that they have no plan for their
annexation. County Attorney McFarland inquired as to how this is affecting the DRI order, and
suggested that the City of Port St. Joe be contacted on this issue. After further discussion, the
motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT / PORT ST. JOE RECREATIONAL COMPLEX

Commissioner Williams discussed the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Port St. Joe
regarding the sports complex. He stated that he has discussed this with the St. Joe Company,
and they are providing a seventy-five acre tract for the recreational complex. Commissioner
Williams motioned to add Eugene Raffield to the committee to help assist the Board.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

POLICY - SPECIAL PROJECT PAYMENTS

Commissioner Williams discussed the policy for special project payments, and motioned for
the Chairman to sign off when a Commissioner refuses to sign and a majority vote has carried.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Commissioner Williams stated that this money does not belong to them as individual
Commissioners, and if the Board makes a decision that is in the best interest of where the
money is spent, and the Commissioner disagrees, then the majority vote supercedes. After
further discussion, the motion passed 4-1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.




SIGN ORDINANCE

Code Enforcement Officer Hicks recommended that the sign ordinance also be amended to
allow only one sign per parcel. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this
recommendation, and to give County Attorney McFarland and Chief Administrator Butler
permission to make the necessary changes. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

SPECIAL PROJECT PAYMENTS

Clerk Norris discussed that Commissioner Peters does not have the funds available to pay the
special project payments from the previous meeting.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Dannie Bolden appeared before the Board to discuss the Affordable Housing Steering
Committee meeting. He requested that the recommendations be placed in the next Agenda
packet. Commissioner Traylor discussed that he would like for the affordable housing plan to
be in place by October 1, 2006.

BUDGET MEETING

Commissioner Williams complemented Chairman McLemore for the handling of the 2006-07
Budget Meetings that have been held.

MANDATORY GARBAGE PICKUP

Upon inquiry by Stuart Shoaf regarding mandatory garbage pickup on a county-wide basis,
Commissioner Williams stated that the Highway 98 corridor, Indian Pass, and Cape San Blas
areas are where they are having the most problems with the garbage pickup. Commissioner
Traylor discussed that they will be looking into mandatory garbage pickup county-wide.

Tom Graney appeared before the Board and discussed that the Highway 98 corridor issue
came about as a result of the T.D.C. and Code Enforcement Offices receiving numerous
complaints about the tourists relating to the garbage issue.

EMPLOYMENT

Daniel Griffin appeared before the Board and discussed the closing of the major industries in
Gulf County, and inquired about what the County will do for employment for the citizens.
Commissioner Williams discussed that this is a very important issue, and that he has been
talking with the E.D.C. Director on this issue.



There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 7:15 p.m., E.T.


                                                  CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                  CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                       JULY 26, 2006

                               SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special budget session with
the following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Clerk Executive Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth,
Emergency Management/9-1-1 Coordinator Ben Guthrie, Emergency Management Secretary
Stephanie Richardson, G.I.S. Director Larry Davis, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Planner David Richardson, Veterans Service Officer James
Kennedy, and Sheriffs Office Captain Bobby Plair.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET
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Chairman McLemore discussed the first budget meeting held on July 24 , stating that he feels
the Board made tremendous progress. He stated that the following departments have
amended their requests so they will have the same budget as 2005-06 (some of the budgets
will have the cost shift of insurance, but it is no change to ad valorem taxes):

                                     Road Department
                            Courthouse Maintenance Department
                                 Public Works Department
                               Mosquito Control Department
                                     Humane Society

Chairman McLemore stated that these departments will actually have a decrease of
approximately 3% because the union contract requires them to pay salary increases to the
union employees.

SHERIFF (#31123/#F3121 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Sheriff Upchurch appeared before the Board to discuss that he has reviewed his budget
request, and is requesting $121,295.00 in Law Enforcement (which will be for salary and
retirement increases). He stated that he will need an additional $59,078.00 in Detention &
Corrections (which will also be for salary and retirement increases). After further discussion,
the following individuals appeared before the Board to discuss this budget:

Jo Heslin - inquired as to where to find this request in the budget packet.
Al Minzner - inquired about getting a list of the job descriptions, salaries and benefits of the
       Sheriffs employees. Sheriff Upchurch stated that he can provide him with this
       information (it is in the large budget request packet).
Jim Lloyd - stated that he has reviewed the Sheriffs budget, and inquired about the numbers
       of dispatchers needed. Sheriff Upchurch stated that his dispatchers have to dispatch
       for 9-1-1, fire & rescue, and the City Police Department, as well as the Sheriffs Office.
        He stated that the City pays a percentage.
Jim McKenzie - inquired about the 60% call increase for the Sheriffs Office. Sheriff
       Upchurch stated that the increased calls are for County law enforcement only, and does
       not include the City Limits. Captain Plair stated that many of the calls are tourist-
       related.
Tom Graney - inquired about the amount of funding received from the City. Sheriff Upchurch
       stated that he is currently in negotiations with the City regarding this matter.

After further discussion, Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Williams
and motioned to tentatively approve 0% increases for Law Enforcement and Detention &
Corrections (plus the cost shift for insurance). The motion died for lack of a second.
Chairman Williams returned the Chair to Commissioner McLemore. Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively approve the Law Enforcement Budget with an increase of $121,295.00
over the 2005-06 budget and Detention & Corrections with an increase of $59,078.00 over the
2005-06 budget (plus the cost shift for insurance). Commissioner Peters then motioned to
tentatively approve 50% of the above increases over the 2005-06 budget as requested by the
Sheriff ($60,648.00 - Law Enforcement and $29,539.00 - Detention & Corrections, plus the
cost shift of insurance). Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Traylor voting no. {Total tentative budgets being #31123 - $480,096.00 /
#F3121 - $2,652,638.00}

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGETS

Upon discussion by County Attorney McFarland that the Board needs to make motions to
tentatively adopt the departmental budgets that were discussed at the beginning of the meeting
(that have been reduced to 0% increases over the 2005-06 budget).

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS (#24019 - GENERAL FUND)

Supervisor of Elections Griffin appeared before the Board to discuss the increase requested in
her budget, stating that the new election processes that are mandated, the need for poll
deputies at early voting sites, new Wewahitchka site, etc. have created these increases. After
discussion, Clerk Norris stated that if Supervisor Griffin goes back to the 2005-06 budget plus
the cost shift for insurance, it will be more than what she is requesting for 2006-07. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($293,689.00).

PROPERTY APPRAISER (#22113 - GENERAL FUND)

Property Appraiser Colbert appeared before the Board to discuss that his proposed budget
includes a .33% increase, plus the cost shift of insurance. Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted
this budget as proposed ($468,235.00).

TAX COLLECTOR (#22213 - GENERAL FUND)

Tax Collector Jenkins appeared before the Board to discuss the increase requested in her
budget, stating that the State of Florida will no longer be providing forms for her department,
the retirement rates will be increasing, her E.D.P. services have increased, and it includes the
cost shift for insurance. She also discussed the fees that she returns to the Board (October,
2005-June, 2006 - $112,128.55). Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt this
budget as proposed, and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion, Commissioner Traylor withdrew the second, and Commissioner Peters withdrew
his motion. Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively adopt this budget with an
increase of $16,219.00 over the 2005-06 budget, plus the cost shift of insurance
($492,633.00). Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Commissioner Williams thanked the Constitutional Officers for attending this meeting to
explain their budget requests to the public, and Chairman McLemore thanked the Citizens for
Reduced Taxes Committee for providing sandwiches tonight.

Commissioner Williams requested that Chief Administrator Butler keep a running total of the
increases/decreases made as the progress through this meeting.


AFFORDABLE HOUSING (#27954 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Traylor discussed this proposed budget, stating that this is very important to
Gulf County, but so is a reduction in taxes. He then motioned to tentatively reduce this budget
by $20,000.00. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and discussed the need for
affordable housing and assistance for the elderly in Gulf County. Commissioner Peters
discussed that the S.H.I.P. funds should be used for this purpose. C.D.C. Director Bolden
appeared before the Board to discuss that the funds being requested for the Affordable
Housing/Home Ownership Center are totally separate from the S.H.I.P. Program funds. He
stated that these funds will be used for a separate program that will establish affordable
housing for individuals (teachers, etc.) and will also provide jobs. Commissioner Williams
discussed they need to address the existing budgets before they address the new ones. After
further discussion by Commissioner Peters regarding re-covered S.H.I.P. Funds and County
Attorney fees for the S.H.I.P. program, Commissioner Barnes withdrew the second, and
Commissioner Traylor withdrew his motion. The Board then tabled this budget until later in the
meeting.
Eric Davidson appeared before the Board to discuss H. B. 1363 that was approved regarding
affordable housing, stating that programs such as Gulf County C.D.C. could assist the County
in achieving what they will be mandated to do.

PORT ST. JOE FIRE DEPT. (#32422 - ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the City of Port St. Joe has a $21,000.00 budget for
2005-06, and they are requesting $73,660.00 for 2006-07. Commissioner Peters motioned to
tentatively fund 50% of the requested increase, and Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion. Upon discussion, Clerk Norris stated that the budget Chief Administrator Butler is
discussing is Parks & Recreation, not Fire Department. She stated that the budget request for
the Port St. Joe Fire Department is $21,375.00, which is a 0% increase. Commissioner
Barnes then withdrew the second, and Commissioner Peters withdrew his motion.
Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively adopt this budget as requested
($21,375.00). Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND

SOUTH GULF COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (#32922) / BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
(#32122) / HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT (#32222) / WHITE CITY FIRE
DEPARTMENT (#32322)

South Gulf County Fire Department President Preston Russ appeared before the Board to
discuss that their proposed budget request includes funding for a substation at Indian Pass
and a new building at Cape San Blas. He stated that they have $240,000.00 that they want to
carry forward from the 2005-06 budget. After discussion regarding reduced insurance rates
with a substation and costs of financing the new building, Commissioner Williams stated that
the other departments in the St. Joe Fire Control District have agreed to allow the South Gulf
County Fire Department to have the total increase generated with the .5000 mill. Upon inquiry
by Chairman McLemore about property for these substations, County Attorney McFarland
stated that he is negotiating a lease with a property owner at Indian Pass that will be at no
charge to the County, and Chief Administrator Butler stated that he believes D.E.P. is going to
allocate some land at Rish Park for a fire station. Commissioner Barnes then motioned to allow
South Gulf County Fire Department to carry forward $240,000.00 from their 2005-06 budget to
their 2006-07 budget, to tentatively increase their proposed 2006-07 budget by $31,857.00,
and to tentatively reduce the proposed 2006-07 budgets of Beaches Fire Department, Highland
View Fire Department and White City Fire Department by $10,619.00 each. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. {Total tentative budgets being
#32922 - $821,257.00 / #32122 - $265,869.00 / #32222 - $243,916.00 / #32322 -
$243,944.00}

WETAPPO FIRE DEPARTMENT (#31822 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the same amount as the 2005-06 budget
($12,250.00). Upon inquiry by Chief Administrator Butler, Clerk Norris stated that this would
be a decrease of ad valorem tax dollars.

OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND (#32622)/GENERAL FUND (#O2622)

Overstreet Fire Department Chief Johnny Mize appeared before the Board to discuss their
budget request, and their need for a new building (the Fire Control District does not generate
enough funds to pay for a building). He stated that they had requested $218,817.00 for the
new building, and he would like to reduce that request to $100,000.00 (anything needed beyond
that they would finance). After discussion regarding expansion of the district boundaries and
the impact fees, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively adopt the Overstreet Fire Control
District Fund budget as proposed ($39,083.00), and table the tentative budget for the building
(in the General Fund) until later in the meeting. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

POLICY / RESERVES: CASH CARRY FORWARD (#99984-96000 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by Chairman McLemore, Commissioner Williams motioned that, effective
October 1, 2006, the Board not expend funds from Reserves: Cash to be Carried Forward
unless the County is under a declared Local State of Emergency and it must be by Super
Majority vote of the Board. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

HOWARD CREEK FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT (#32722)/GENERAL FUND (#H2722)

Howard Creek Fire Department Chief Billy Moore appeared before the Board to discuss their
budget request, and their need for new equipment (the Fire Control District does not generate
enough funds to pay for radios, bunker gear and jaws-of-life). Commissioner Traylor
discussed that these small fire departments do not generate the funds that the St. Joe Fire
Control District Fund generates. After discussion by Gulf County E.S.U. Director Plair about
other types of equipment that can be purchased in lieu of the jaws-of-life, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to tentatively budget $9,045.00 in the General Fund for equipment.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Upon motion by
Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted the Howard Creek Fire Control District Fund budget as proposed
($15,065.00).

HUMANE SOCIETY (#43262 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $7,500.00.

ROAD DEPARTMENT (#41041 - COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $1,561,585.00.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT (#42834 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $1,870,135.00.

MAINTENANCE - COUNTY COURTHOUSE (#26019 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $739,542.00.

MOSQUITO CONTROL (#42262 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $414,276.00.

CLERK TO BOARD (#21212 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $550,238.00.


The meeting did then recess at 7:07 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 7:21 p.m., E.D.T.




2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Chairman McLemore discussed that the Board is attempting to set a tentative budget tonight,
but there will still be 2 public hearings in September at which time the Board could still reduce
the budget. He requested that is someone from the public would like to suggest a reduction in
a budget, he would ask that they justify their reason for the reduction.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT - COUNTY (#42562 - GENERAL FUND)

Joy Johnson, of the Gulf County Health Department, appeared to discuss their proposed
budget request, stating the increase is for 3 additional positions that are required by Florida
Statute 154 (1 Registered Nurse, 1 Environmental Specialist and 1 Clerk), and additional
services that are being provided due to lack of a hospital in Gulf County. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Mrs. Johnson stated that the $100,000.00 equipment line item is
funded by a donation that was given by Mrs. Ward (it has not been spent yet because they
need more funding than this to purchase the x-ray equipment). After discussion regarding
expanded hours and funding for a doctor for the Wewahitchka Health Department,
Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of
$254,982.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for discussion and, after further
discussion regarding funding from Sacred Heart, the motion passed unanimously.

SEARCH & RESCUE - WEWAHITCHKA (#39026 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $12,750.00.

SEARCH & RESCUE (#39126 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $10,512.00.

MENTAL HEALTH (#51363 - GENERAL FUND)

GULF COUNTY GUIDANCE CLINIC (#34100)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($6,932.00).

GULF COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS (#34200)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
County Association for Retarded Citizens budget as proposed ($10,607.00).

BAKER ACT SERVICES (#34300)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($20,000.00).

GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS (#34500)

Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $60,000.00.
Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Williams, and seconded the motion.
The motion failed 3 to 2, with Chairman Williams and Commissioner McLemore voting yes.
Chairman Williams returned the Chair to Commissioner McLemore. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $65,000.00, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion. The following individuals then appeared before the Board to
discuss this issue:

Barbara Radcliff - discussed that the Senior Center charges the citizens for the lunches that
      they provide, so this should help offset their costs.
Helen Carroll - discussed that she has visited the Senior Center and they have a huge
      employee turnover there, and the senior activities program could use some
      improvement. She stated that the funds are not going to the seniors, it is going to an
       agency.

The motion then failed 3 to 2, with Commissioners Peters and Traylor voting yes.
Commissioner Williams then motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of
$60,000.00. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

C.S.B.G. TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED (#34900)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($5,000.00 - Bay County Council
on Aging - Grant Match).

NON-SPONSORED TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED (#34901)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $28,000.00 (Gulf County
Transportation).

OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA PROGRAM (#55151 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($1,648.00 - Dues).

LIBRARIES (#62271 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $127,680.00 (#34100 - Local).
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted the State Grant line item as proposed (#34200 -
$73,332.00).

EXTENSION SERVICE (#63237)

Upon discussion by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens, Commissioner Peters motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $113,390.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

S.H.I.P. FUND (#46155/#46255)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($831,121.00).

INDUSTRIAL PARK FUND (#55248)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($206,163.00).
D.R.I./E.A.R. FUND (#27715)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to carry forward $39,000.00 from the 2005-06 budget and to tentatively
increase this budget in the amount of $39,000.00 (#27715).

HOSPITAL FUND (#51161/#B9984)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($934,000.00).

D.R.I./E.A.R. FUND (#27172/#27725/#27729)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted these line items as proposed (#27172 - $529,390.00/
#27725 - $100,000.00 / #27729 - $151,451.00).

WIRELESS 911 FUND (#25125/#12584)

Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($336,708.00).

EMERGENCY 911 FUND (#24352/#12684)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($82,589.00).




DISASTER RELIEF FUND (#12784)

After discussion by Clerk Norris that these funds were budgeted to be used during disasters (it
is restricted and the expenses/reimbursements generated during disasters would go through
this fund instead of individual department budgets). Commissioner Traylor motioned to
tentatively approve this budget in the amount of $500,000.00. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman McLemore also discussed the
newly adopted policy regarding Cash to be Carried Forward.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (T.D.C.) FUND (#27452/#69984)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($481,011.00).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR (#21112 - GENERAL FUND)
Chief Administrator Butler discussed his budget request and the reasons for the increase (cost
shift of insurance, additional employee, etc.). Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as
proposed ($244,508.00).

RISK MANAGEMENT/HUMAN RESOURCE (#22513 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively adopt this budget at a 0% increase over the
2005-06 budget, plus the cost shift for insurance ($86,068.00), and Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion. After discussion by Chief Administrator Butler, the motion passed
unanimously.

WORK CREWS (#24523 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively adopt this budget as proposed, after removal of
the funding for 2 new vans, and Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by
Tom Graney, members of the Board discussed services performed by the inmate work crews.
After further discussion regarding a rotation system on the purchases and the current budget
request, Commissioner Barnes withdrew the second, and Commissioner Traylor withdrew his
motion. Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively adopt this budget after reducing the
Equipment, Dist. 4 line item by $19,600.00. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. {Total tentative budget being $351,753.00}

SAFETY (#24721 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion, and upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of
$14,669.00.

MAINTENANCE - WEWA COUNTY BUILDING (#26119 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($58,148.00).

AMBULANCE - GULF COUNTY (#51626 - GENERAL FUND)

Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin appeared before the Board to discuss that his proposed
increase includes a new building, funds for paramedics for the weekends, and $74,750.00
matching funds for an equipment grant. After discussion about deducting the building costs,
Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of
$805,815.00, and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. Upon inquiry
by Clerk Norris about the cost shift for insurance, Commissioner Traylor withdrew the second,
and Commissioner Williams withdrew his motion. Commissioner Williams then motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $926,415.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
AMBULANCE - WEWAHITCHKA (#51526 - GENERAL FUND)

Wewahitchka E.M.S. Director Whitfield appeared before the Board to discuss the increase in
his proposed budget (increased salaries and workmens comp. insurance). Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($376,061.00).

COUNTY JUDGE PROBATION (#72033 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

County Probation Officer Mims discussed that he has been able to reduce his budget request,
but is unable to go back to a 0% increase due to the need for new computers in his office.
After discussion by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens, Commissioner Williams motioned
to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $108,264.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

ANIMAL CONTROL (#43062 - GENERAL FUND)
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After discussion about a 3 individual in the Animal Control Department to assist at night and
on weekends, members of the Board and Sheriff Upchurch discussed vicious dog calls must
be addressed immediately. Sheriff Upchurch stated that his office would be willing to assist as
much as possible. Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the
amount of $90,000.00, and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion. James Christie
appeared before the Board to discuss the need for manpower to work at the dog pound and the
poor conditions there. Sheriff Upchurch stated that he will assign an inmate to work at the dog
pound, and will make sure they have water and food on Saturdays and Sundays. The motion
then passed unanimously.


The meeting did then recess at 8:45 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 9:05 p.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the Board has reduce the proposed budget by $2,979,000.00 and
with the changes that have been made, the Board is currently at a rate of 6.2354 mills. Upon
inquiry, she stated that the Board has $2.55 million in General Fund Reserves, as
recommended by the Auditors.

GENERAL FUND - RESERVES (#99984)

Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively reduce Cash to be Carried Forward by
$1,000,000.00, and Commissioner Peters seconded the motion. <Commissioner McLemore
returned to the meeting at 9:08 p.m.> The motion then passed unanimously. {Total tentative
budget being $700,000.00} Acting Chairman Williams passed the Chair to Commissioner
McLemore.

Commissioner Traylor then motioned to tentatively budget $500,000.00 in Reserve for
Contingencies, and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion. The motion then passed
unanimously.

COUNTY COURTHOUSE (#26219)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that this budget includes maintenance/repair of the radio
communications tower, a telephone system, the Courthouse and Jail roof, and the new Munis
computer/work order system. Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman
Williams and motioned to reduce the Equipment>$5,000 line item by $60,000.00 to remove the
work order system, and Commissioner Peters seconded the motion for discussion. The
following individuals appeared before the Board to discuss this issue:

Jo Heslin - inquired about how much the County would save in the long run once this system is
      in place. Commissioner Williams stated because the County has no system in place at
      this time, he is unable to answer the questions regarding monetary value.
Charles Radcliff - discussed the accountability that this system would provide to the Board
      members and to the public, and stated this information should be available in the
      home office so members of the public can see it.
Jim Garth - commended the Board on their efforts to reduce the budget, and stated that this
      system will allow everything that is taking place in the County to be tracked.

Commissioner Peters then withdrew his second, and Commissioner Barnes discussed that he
operated under a work order system for many years. Commissioner Peters stated that the
information should be available in the Chief Administrators Office.

Jim Lloyd - discussed that this system will provide a check and balance system, and will be a
good business practice for the Board.

After further discussion by Commissioner Traylor regarding technological changes that will
come, the motion died for lack of a second. Chairman Williams returned the Chair to
Commissioner McLemore. Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively approve the
Equipment>$5,000 line item in the amount of $81,346.00 (#64001), as proposed.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Chairman McLemore
voting no. After further discussion by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Williams then
motioned to tentatively adopt this budget as proposed ($862,346.00). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

G.I.S. MAPPING (#27615 - GENERAL FUND)

Chief Administrator Butler and G.I.S. Director Davis discussed this proposed budget, stating
that the request can be reduced to $176,000.00 (they will still be able to get the maps on the
website). Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of
$176,000.00, and Commissioner Peters seconded the motion. Upon inquiry by Tom Graney,
Commissioner Williams stated that the Board is not going to fund the new I.T. position this
year, and they are not going to proceed with the operational audit. The motion then passed
unanimously.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (I.T.) (#27819 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively reduce this budget to $.00.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (#29153 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by Veterans Service Officer Kennedy regarding his budget request,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of $69,131.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

HONEYVILLE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY CENTER (#31325 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by members of the Board, staff, and public regarding the need for a shelter in
Gulf County for the residents to go during emergency situations, Commissioner Peters
motioned to tentatively increase this budget to $500,000.00. Commissioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT (#B3424 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion that this is a self-supported department, Commissioner Williams motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as proposed ($381,430.00). Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.




PLANNING DEPARTMENT (#34515 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($208,759.00).

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - GULF COUNTY (#39125 - GENERAL FUND)

Emergency Management Secretary Richardson discussed this budget includes the cost shift
for insurance, and mandated equipment and training costs. Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted
this budget in the amount of $223,595.00 (does not include the additional equipment).

MEDICAL EXAMINER (#39927 - GENERAL FUND)

<Commissioner Traylor left the meeting at 9:46 p.m.> Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed ($35,600.00 - Medical Examiner / $4,000.00 -
Transportation).

MOSQUITO CONTROL FUND (#42362)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($77,000.00 - grant).

LANDFILL (#42634 - GENERAL FUND)

<Commissioner Traylor returned to the meeting at 9:55 p.m.> Solid Waste Director Danford
discussed the funds needed for operation of the landfill, stating he had to increase the landfill
escrow obligation because the figures came in from the State after the budget was finished.
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that they can purchase a compactor and finance it so that
the first payment will be due in the 2007-08 budget (the compactor could almost double the life
of the landfill), and members of the Board discussed the new vs. refurbished machine. Upon
motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to receive bids for a new machine. Upon discussion about the need for a dump
truck, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively budget $25,000.00 for a used dump truck.
 Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. After further
discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt this budget in the amount of
$794,728.00 (includes Amnesty Day funds). Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

Tom Graney - discussed that the projected tipping fee revenue could offset the expenses that
     will be generated at the landfills. Members of the Board discussed that they are working
     on developing a policy for tipping fees before a revenue figure is included in the budget.

LANDFILL PERMITTING & CONSTRUCTION (#43334 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $52,400.00.

GRANTS DEVELOPMENT/ADMINISTRATION (#22313 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($93,334.00).

AFFORDABLE HOUSING (#27954 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively reduce this budget to $.00, and Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion by Commissioner Williams
about placing funds for Affordable Housing, Chamber of Commerce and E.D.C. in a separate
budget until these programs can be reviewed, the motion passed 3 to 2, with Commissioners
Traylor and Barnes voting no.
COMMODITY PROGRAM (#52564 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $11,200.00.

POLICY - SPECIAL PROJECTS FUNDS / PARK & RECREATION FACILITIES (#57072 -
GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by the Board and County Attorney McFarland about Special Projects funds,
Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt a policy that effective October 1, 2006, groups
wishing to receive Special Projects funds must come before the Board at a meeting to request
the funds, and must complete the form for the Commissioners to sign to submit to the Clerk for
payment (the Chairman can sign one form if the Board approves the payment from each
district). Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. The Board
discussed that they have $15,000.00 under B.O.C.C. Special Projects and they have
$45,000.00 under Parks & Recreation Facilities for these projects.
After discussion by Chief Administrator Butler that this budget includes a new full-time
employee, restrooms, dune walkovers, and parking stabilization at the Cape, Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Williams and motioned to tentatively adopt the
Parks & Recreation Facilities budget after reducing it by $45,038.00 (to remove the funding for
a full-time employee). Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
 {Total tentative budget is $252,710.00} Chairman Williams returned the Chair to
Commissioner McLemore.




PARKS & RECREATION (#57172 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion and upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively budgeted $5,000.00 for Other Contractual
Services/City of Wewa (Extension Agent Carter to expend), and $13,125.00 for Aid to
Governmental Agency/Wewa.

After discussion regarding the joint agreement with the City of Port St. Joe and County
regarding the new Recreational Complex, Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively
reduce Aid to Governmental Agency/PSJ to $.00 (there will be separate funding for Parks &
Recreation per the Annexation Agreement). Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

After discussion and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner
Williams, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively budgeted $550.00 in Aid to Governmental
Agency/District 1 and $550.00 in Aid to Governmental Agency/District 2.
{Total tentative budget in Parks & Recreation is $19,225.00}

Upon inquiry about the $181,123.00 budgeted in Parks & Recreation Facilities capital outlay,
Chief Administrator Butler reported this includes a restroom at Highland View park, gazebos at
the Highland View boat ramp, restrooms and dune walkovers at Cape San Blas, parking
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stabilization at Cape San Blas, gazebos as 16 Street Park, and gazebos at Peters Park.

SOIL CONSERVATION (#63337 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted the State Forestry Soil Conservation line item as proposed
($1,000.00).

After discussion by Chief Administrator Butler regarding the work the County has received from
this division, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted the Contract:Secretary/Technician line item as
proposed ($9,064.00).

JAIL MEDICAL DIRECTOR (#31123 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

After discussion and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($24,210.00).

RISK MANAGEMENT/HUMAN RESOURCES (#22513 - G.F.) / SAFETY (#24721 - G.F.)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that Human Resources Director Manuel needs
assistance in her office with Human Resources, Risk Management and Safety. After
discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt both of these budgets as
originally proposed (#22513 - $105,973.00/ #24721 - 53,030.00). Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion and, after discussion regarding how much overtime Human Resources
Director Manuel works, the motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Williams voted no.


The meeting did then recess at 10:50 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 11:05 p.m., E.D.T.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively reduce the Professional
Litigation Services line item by $60,000.00 (budgeted to fund the litigation for County-Wide
voting), and Commissioner Peters seconded the motion.

Jim Garth - discussed that the citizens would like to see the funding remain for the County-
      wide voting litigation, but they are very pleased that the Board is reducing taxes in all
      areas. Chairman McLemore stated that this would be for 1 year, and funding could be
      reconsidered for the 2007-08 fiscal year.
County Attorney McFarland stated that he would have to stop the litigation process immediately
if this motion passes and the funding is removed, and all of the work that has been done will
have to be repeated when the Board desires to begin again. Commissioner Barnes discussed
the referendum that was passed regarding County-wide voting, stating he has to stand behind
the vote of the people. The following individuals then addressed the Board regarding this issue:

Barbara Radcliff - inquired about County-wide voting, and discussed that the people voted to
       attempt to return to County-wide voting. County Attorney McFarland discussed the
       history of the County-Wide/Single-Member voting issue.
Tom Graney - discussed that he can live with delaying it for 1 year, but would like to see the
       County to proceed with trying to return to County-wide voting in the near future.
Tom Semmes - stated that the people voted for County-wide voting, and if the Board would
       stop hauling dirt, stop the demolition projects, and stop the employees from driving
       County vehicles home, they would save enough money to pay for these litigation
       services.
Jim Lloyd - stated that many people want County-wide voting, and hopefully with the new work
       order computer system the County will be able to save enough to be able to fund it the
       next year.
Barbara Radcliff - discussed the money that has already been spent that would be lost
       because the litigation process would have to start all over again.
Steve Norris - inquired as to whether the County-wide litigation attorney would offer an opinion
       as to what the odds are with the case. The Board stated that this has been done.

After further discussion, the motion failed 3 to 2, with Chairman McLemore and Commissioner
Peters voting yes. <Chairman McLemore left the meeting at 11:28 p.m.> Upon motion by
Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (3-0) vote
(Commissioner Peters did not vote), the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed
($976,084.00 - leaving $75,000.00 in Professional Litigation Services).


The meeting did then recess at 11:30 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 11:31 p.m., E.D.T.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by Chief Administrator Butler that he met with Clerk Norris regarding the
Other Current Charges and Obligations budget from which the Board pays the Clerk for use of
her copy machine (agendas, budgets, etc.), Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively
reduce Board of County Commissioners Other Current Charges & Obligations by $15,0000.00,
to transfer $38,000.00 from this line item to Clerk to Board, and that the Clerk bill each
Department individually for use of her copier, effective October 1, 2006. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. {Total tentative budget in the Board of
County Commissioners: Other Current Charges & Obligations line item is $12,000.00}

SPECIAL EVENTS (#21174 - GENERAL FUND)
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget in the amount of $2,500.00 ($750.00 to each City for
fireworks, and $500.00 to each High School for Project Graduation).

COUNTY ATTORNEY (#21314 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($67,694.00).

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD (#22413 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($200.00).

PORT ST. JOE DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (#22652 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by Commissioner Williams about requesting justification from the Agency for
this funding, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively adopt this budget as proposed
($272,764.00). Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ASSMT. $12.50 SURCHARGE (#24629 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($10,800.00).

UTILITIES - COURTHOUSE COMPLEX (#25219 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($157,245.00).

F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS (#26472 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($400,000.00 - Honeyville Park and
Dead Lakes Park).

WETLAND PROTECTION (#26937 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($7,500.00).

COUNTY PLANNING (#27015 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($26,544.00).
COUNTY PLANNING (#27019 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($5,000.00 - A.R.P.C.).

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT (#27152 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Williams discussed that the City of Port St. Joe agreed to fund $35,000.00 for
the Chamber of Commerce, therefore the Countys portion should only be $5,000.00.
Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively budget $5,040.00 for Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion. The motion then passed 3 to
2, with Chairman McLemore and Commissioner Traylor voting no.

Commissioner Williams discussed Gulf County E.D.C., stating he would like to transfer these
funds and funds for Affordable Housing to a separate budget until he sees a specific plan of
action for these departments. He then motioned to tentatively reduce this budget by
$90,431.00. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Chairman
McLemore voting no.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively increase the Board of County Commissioners
Pay to Other Governmental Agencies line item in the amount of $117,604.00 ($87,604.00 -
E.D.C. / $30,000.00 - Affordable Housing). Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed 3 to 2, with Chairman McLemore and Commissioner Peters voting no.

LAW ENFORCEMENT (#31021 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($32,258.00 - beach permits, etc.).

FIRE DEPARTMENT - OVERSTREET (#O2622 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by Overstreet Fire Chief Mize, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount of $70,000.00, and Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion. The motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS (#33122 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($43,683.00).

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT (#33022 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($9,476.00).
EMERGENCY SERVICES UNIT (#39226 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($26,150.00).

D.O.T. SMALL COUNTY OUTREACH PROGRAM (S.C.O.P.) (#40641 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($1,401,342.00 - Willis Landing
Road & Stonemill Creek Road - no match).

D.O.T. COUNTY INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM (C.I.G.P.) (#40741 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($883,163.00 - Doc Whitfield Road
- Howard Creek - to be matched with Road Bond funds).


FL BOATING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (F.B.I.P.) (#41779 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($50,000.00).

SMALL COUNTY SOLID WASTE GRANT (#41934 - GENERAL FUND

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($191,176.00).

COASTAL IMPACT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (C.I.A.P.) (#43137 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Barnes motioned to tentatively adopt this budget as proposed for erosion control
($602,000.00 - Coastline Erosion Matching Funds), and Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion. The motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

HEALTH CARE (#51462 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($53,344 - H.C.R.A. / $2,850.00 - Bay
Cares).

WELFARE (#52264 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($125,000.00 - Medicaid).

HISTORICAL RENOVATION PROJECT/GRANT (#57573 - GENERAL FUND)
Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($350,000.00 - Cape San Blas
Lighthouse Project).

STATE ATTORNEY ADMIN./CT. TECHNOLOGY (#60002 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($35,297.00).

PUBLIC DEFENDER ADMIN./CT. TECHNOLOGY (#60003 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($8,155.00).

GENERAL COURT ADMIN./CT. TECHNOLOGY (#60023 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($21,380.00).
SHERIFFS AUXILIARY (#63421 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner
Williams, and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed
($5,000.00).

COURTHOUSE FACILITIES (#71012 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by Clerk Norris that the County will be receiving an additional $300,000.00
grant for an air conditioning system for the Courthouse and that a resolution will be prepared for
the next budget meeting to increase the grant revenue, Commissioner Peters motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as proposed $971,835.00. Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

LAW LIBRARY (#71014 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($300.00).

ARTICLE V TRUST FUND (#71212 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($75,206.00).

CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM (#30621 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($9,025.00).

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRUST FUND (#30569 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($430.00).

ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE TRUST (#52323 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($10,975.00 - includes $5,000.00 for
C.A.R.E.).

DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION (#52423 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($5,359.00).


SECONDARY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND (#41141)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($294,775.00).

GULF COUNTY FIREMENS ASSOC. (#33252 - ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DIST. FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($8,000.00).

STONEMILL CREEK FIRE DEPT. (#31722 - TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIST. FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($20,000.00).

DALKEITH FIRE DEPT. (#31922 - TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIST. FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($25,037.00).

TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIST. (#32522 - TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIST. FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($13,353.00).

C.D.B.G. FUND (#27550)
Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($638,500.00 - Overstreet Water
System).

C.D.B.G. (RAFFIELD) FUND (#37552)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($193,005.00).

INDUSTRIAL PARK FUND (#55248)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($206,163.00 - Taunton Lease).

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND (#81341)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($2,757,342.00 - Road Bond).

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND (#C2113/#58483/#C9984)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed (Debt Consolidation Bond #C2113
- $150,000.00 / #58483 - $525,890.00 / #C9984 - $726,526.00 ). Upon inquiry by Chief
Administrator Butler, Clerk Norris stated this is the last year this budget will have to be funded.

CONSTRUCTION & ACQUISITION (ROAD PAVING) FUND (41441)

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($742,591.00).

OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM FUND (#W7136)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($42,043.00).

GULF COUNTY (BEACHES) WATER SYSTEM FUND (#91453/#G1282)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Williams, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($156,703.00). Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Chief Administrator Butler stated that the City remits the debt service
funds to the Board.

HIGHLAND VIEW WATER SYSTEM FUND (#91553)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($81,560.00).

WHITE CITY WATER SYSTEM FUND (#R2033/#R2082)

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively adopted this budget as proposed ($89,686.00).


The meeting did then recess at 12:07 a.m., E.D.T.

The meeting did then reconvene at 12:17 a.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Members of the Board discussed holding another budget meeting next week to adopt the
tentative rate to submit to the Property Appraiser, and scheduled a meeting for Monday, July
   st
31 at 11:00 a.m., E.D.T.
Clerk Norris reported that the Board has reduced the proposed budget by $4,583,853.00, and
the tentative County-Wide millage rate is now 5.3043 mills. Upon inquiry, she stated that the
County-Wide tentative budget is now $15,381,901.00 ($1.8 million would have to be cut to
reach the rolled-back rate). Upon inquiry by Tom Graney, Clerk Norris stated this amount does
not include an increase in revenue for Landfill tipping fees. Clerk Norris stated that there are a
couple of other revenue sources that can be included, but she needs to obtain the exact figures
from the Departments (V.M.S. contract with the Road Department, etc.).

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively reduce the Professional Litigation Services line
item by $60,000.00 (County-Wide voting litigation), and Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion. After discussion, the motion passed 3 to 2, with Commissioners Williams and Barnes
voting no. {Total tentative budget in the Board of County Commissioners: Professional
Litigation Services line item is $15,000.00}

Tom Graney - discussed policy changes that will also help to reduce expenses. Commissioner
     Williams stated that these policies will have to be adopted or the Board will not see the
     savings that the Board is planning.

Commissioner Williams then motioned to tentatively reduce the Professional Services line item
by $82,000.00 (Lobbying Services), and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. The
motion then passed unanimously. {Total tentative budget in the Board of County
Commissioners: Professional Services line item is $.00}

SICK LEAVE: LUMP SUM - NO RETIRE (#12001 - VARIOUS FUNDS)

Upon discussion about lowering and consolidating the lump sum sick leave line items, Clerk
Norris reported that most of these line items are no longer in the budget (these funds were not
in the 2005-06 budgets and most departments were reduced to 0% increase - this was not
included in the cost shift of insurance).

DISASTER RELIEF FUND (#12784)

Upon discussion and motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Williams,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively reduced this budget by $500,000.00. {Total
tentative budget is $.00}

EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE

Upon discussion by Commissioner Peters about reducing the amount the Board contributes to
the employee health plans, the Board discussed that this has already been settled through
Union negotiations. Upon discussion by Sheriff Upchurch regarding the poor benefits under
the current health plan, Commissioner Peters motioned to allow the Sheriff to receive health
insurance quotes. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD: CASH (#00198 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams regarding funds ($200,000.00) that were saved with
the change in health insurance plans for the current year, Clerk Norris reported that it should
still be in the 2005-06 budget. Commissioner Williams then motioned to increase the Balance
Brought Forward:Cash (revenue) line item by $200,000.00. Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously. {Total tentative budget in the Balance Brought
Forward:Cash line item is $1,959,053.00.00}

LEGISLATIVE FUNDING / SPORTS COMPLEX

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams regarding $206,000.00 received in Legislative
Funding, Clerk Norris reported that this revenue is already included in the 2006-07 tentative
budget.

2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the tentative millage rate is now at 5.0172 mills, and the Board would
need to cut $919,563.00 to reach the rolled-back rate. Members of the Board and public
discussed reductions that have been made, possible additional revenue sources, policies, etc.,
Chief Administrator Butler stated that the tipping fee program will only work if the Board
prohibits the placement of debris on the right-of-way, and they need time to draft the proposed
policies.

SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING

Upon discussion, the Board changed the date for the special budget meeting from Monday,
       st
July 31 to Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., E.D.T.
There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 12:59 a.m., E.D.T.

                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                      AUGUST 2, 2006

                                    SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes. <Commissioner Billy E. Traylor was
absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Executive
Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Clerk Finance Officer Carla Hand, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth,
Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Planner David Richardson, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett, and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the special meeting to order at 8:54 a.m., E.T.

GASKIN PARK

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the extension for the Gaskin Park Phase II
F.R.D.A.P. Grant will expire in September, and recommended the Board piggy-back a recent
bid received for playground equipment. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (4-
0).
There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner Williams, and unanimous (4-0) vote, the meeting did then adjourn at 8:56 a.m.,
E.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                      AUGUST 2, 2006

                               SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special budget session with
the following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes. <Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
entered the meeting at 11:18 a.m.>

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Clerk Executive Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth,
Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m., E.D.T.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chairman McLemore discussed the millage rates of surrounding Counties (Walton - 4.26, Gulf
- 5.0163, Washington - 8.50, Leon - 8.54, Wakulla - 9.00, Calhoun - 10.00, Liberty - 10.00 &
Gadsden - 10.00), and he presented and discussed the following list of changes he is
proposing:

       G.F. Cash to be Carried Forward                     $ 200,000.00
       G.F. Reserve for Contingencies                      $ 100,000.00
       Landfill                                            $ 50,000.00
       Human Resources/Risk Management                     $ 53,005.00
       Sheriff                                             $ 90,000.00
       Tax Collector                                          $ 16,219.00
       Property Appraiser                                     $   1,296.00
       Work Crews                                             $ 19,000.00
                                                              $ 529,520.00 (Decrease)

       County Administrator - Contractual Services            $    20,000.00 (Increase)

LEGAL AID (#56464 - GENERAL FUND)

Mary Dekle, of Legal Services, appeared before the Board to discuss their request for
$8,000.00. She stated that the County must fund this according to Florida Statutes, and it can
be done through the budget or through an ordinance process (increase in Court Costs). After
discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively budget $8,000.00 in this line item,
and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion, the motion
and second were amended to include that the Board will adopt an ordinance so this funding will
not be paid through ad valorem taxes in the future. Upon inquiry by Stuart Shoaf, Ms. Dekle
stated that Gulf County is the only County in North Florida that did not pay anything last year,
and the other 15 Counties either budget the funds or they have adopted the ordinance to
provide the funding. She stated that if the Counties do not comply, the State has the option of
taking the funding from the Counties portion of Sales Tax revenue. Mel Magidson appeared
before the Board to discuss that the amount of the additional court costs in the ordinance
should not include funds for the Law Library, and Ms. Dekle stated that unused funds received
can be used for Court Administration for Gulf County. The motion then passed unanimously
                                                                                 st
(4-0). Clerk Norris stated that if the Board adopts this ordinance by October 1 , this amount
could be taken out of the budget.

RESERVES / PARKS & RECREATION (#99984 / #57172 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon inquiry by Jim Garth, Chairman McLemore stated that with his recommendation, there
would be $500,000.00 left in General Fund: Cash to be Carried Forward, which would give the
Board funds in case of a disaster. Commissioner Williams discussed this budget, and stated
that they could come back to look at it later in the meeting. Commissioner Williams motioned to
tentatively reduce this budget by $200,000.00. Al Minzner commended the Clerks Office for
getting the revised budget packet completed and, upon his inquiry, Chairman McLemore stated
that the Disaster Relief Fund has been reduced to $.00. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0). {Total tentative budget in Cash to be Carried Forward
is $500,000.00}

Commissioner Williams discussed an obligation in the City of Port St. Joe/Gulf County
annexation agreement that requires the County to fund $600,000.00 for a new Recreational
Complex. He stated that he met with the City to request that they be allowed to fund
$300,000.00 this year and $300,000.00 next year for this project. He further stated that the
Board could transfer $100,000.00 from Cash to be Carried Forward and use the $200,000.00
legislative funding received from the State. Clerk Norris stated that the $200,000.00 has
already been included in the revenue for this budget and if it is used for this, it will still have to
be replaced with tax dollars. After discussion by Commissioner Peters, Commissioner
Williams motioned to tentatively transfer the $200,000.00 removed from Cash to be Carried
Forward and $100,000.00 from Reserve for Contingencies to Parks & Recreation: Aid to
Governmental Agency/PSJ. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0). {Total tentative budget for Cash to be Carried Forward - $500,000.00,
Reserve for Contingencies - $400,000.00, Parks & Recreation - $319,225.00}

Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-
0) vote, the Board tentatively reduced Cash to be Carried Forward by $300,000.00 and Reserve
for Contingencies by $200,000.00. {Total tentative budget for Cash to be Carried Forward -
$200,000.00 / Reserve for Contingencies - $200,000.00}


LANDFILL (#42634 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by Solid Waste Director Danford, Chief Administrator Butler discussed the
Board could increase revenues (to cover the increase in tipping fees). After discussion by Tom
Graney, the Board agreed to table this matter for further review.

RISK MANAGEMENT/HUMAN RESOURCES (#22513 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion that the Board could budget $20,000.00 in County Administrator for
contractual services to hire help for his office and for Human Resources, Commissioner
Williams motioned to tentatively reduce this budget in the amount of $53,005.00 (for the full-
time employee). The motion then died for lack of a second.

SHERIFF (#31123/#F3121 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Jim Lloyd appeared before the Board to discuss research he has done by comparing the
Sheriffs Office with surrounding Counties (employees, equipment, etc. based on population),
stating he feels that they could operate on the same funding they had last year. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the Sheriff has agreed to assist the County with the after hours
animal control issues (vicious dogs/dog bites). After further discussion by members of the
Board, Jim Garth inquired about vehicles purchased during the current year. Major Nugent
stated that the vehicles were obtained through a lease program (for which the payment was
already budgeted). Commissioner Williams stated that it is critical that the Sheriff honor his
commitment to assist with animal control.

ANIMAL CONTROL (#43062 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion by Chief Administrator Butler, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively
increase this budget in the amount of $13,203.00 for the cost shift of insurance.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).

SHERIFF (#31123/#F3121 - FINE & FORFEITURE FUND)

Upon inquiry by Jim Lloyd regarding the Sheriffs budget, Chairman McLemore stated that
there is a $90,000.00 increase between the 2 budgets (Law Enforcement and Detention &
Corrections).

ANIMAL CONTROL (#43062 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by Clerk Finance Officer Hand that the benefits were budgeted when the
Board approved the $90,000.00 at the last meeting. The Board agreed for the $13,203.00
increase to be placed in equipment (for the lift station).




TAX COLLECTOR (#22213 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion, Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively reduce this budget in the
amount of $16,219.00. The motion then died for lack of a second.

PROPERTY APPRAISER (#22113 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion, the Board took no further action on this budget request.

Tom Graney discussed that the Board has attempted to fund all budgets at 0% increase over
their 2005-06 budget, and that this should be the same for everyone.

WORK CREWS (#24523 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board tentatively reduced the Equipment, Dist. 1 line item by $19,000.00 (Van).

Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board tentatively reduced the Equipment, Dist. 5 line item by $19,000.00 (Van).


The meeting did then recess at 10:18 a.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the tentative millage rate is now at 4.8144 mills, and the Board would
need to reduce expenditures by $325,600.00 to reach the rolled-back rate. Commissioner
Williams requested that Chief Administrator Butler assist them with keeping a running total of
expenditure reductions.

RISK MANAGEMENT/HUMAN RESOURCES (#22513 - GENERAL FUND)
Chief Administrator Butler discussed the possibility of hiring someone for Risk
Management/Human Resources on a temporary basis (no benefits).

HEALTH DEPARTMENT - COUNTY (#42562 - GENERAL FUND)

Health Department Administrator Kent appeared before the Board to discuss his proposed
budget and the reduction made by the Board. He stated that the requested increase was for
the Wewahitchka facility to increase the services in that area. After further discussion,
Chairman McLemore discussed the one-half cent sales tax and the agreement by Sacred Heart
for a sub-station in Wewahitchka. Commissioner Williams discussed that the sales tax is in
place and the Executive Committee could agree to fund this program in Wewahitchka from the
trust funds because the hospital will not be completed anytime soon. Commissioner Williams
motioned for the Board to submit a letter to the Executive Committee to request that they
consider using the sales tax trust funds for the Wewahitchka Health Department staffing
($30,000.00).

MENTAL HEALTH / GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS (#51363 - GENERAL FUND)

Sandy Lieberman, of the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association, appeared before the Board
to discuss that she has reviewed her budget request (presented a handout), and can reduce it
to a $10,000.00 increase over the 2005-06 budget. After discussion by members of the Board
regarding the proposed increase and the Boards desire to reduce taxes, the Board took no
further action regarding this budget. Commissioners Peters and Williams stated that they could
would assist her using Special Projects funds, if necessary. {Total tentative budget for Senior
Citizens is $60,000.00}

FIRE DEPARTMENT - OVERSTREET / HONEYVILLE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
CENTER (#O2622/#31325 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion by Commissioner Peters, Commissioner Williams, and Clerk Norris,
Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively reduce the Fire Department - Overstreet budget
by $70,000.00 and to tentatively transfer $100,000.00 from the Honeyville Community
Emergency Center budget to Fire Department - Overstreet. Commissioner Williams seconded
the motion and, after discussion, the motion passed unanimously (4-0).
{Total tentative budget for Fire Department - Overstreet is $100,000.00 / total tentative budget
for Honeyville Community Emergency Center is $400,000.00}

AFFORDABLE HOUSING - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111)

Commissioner Peters discussed the S.H.I.P. Program, and motioned to tentatively reduce the
Board of County Commissioners: Pay to Other Governmental Agencies by $30,000.00
(Affordable Housing). The motion then died for lack of a second.

LANDFILL (#42634 - GENERAL FUND)
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Solid Waste Director Danford reported that his
tentative budget for 2006-07 does not include 2 new employees.

PUBLIC WORKS - GULF COUNTY (#42834 - GENERAL FUND) / ROAD DEPARTMENT
(#41041 - COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND) / 2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Upon discussion by Commissioner Williams regarding the possible savings in these
departments by elimination of some services, Chairman McLemore discussed the possibility
that fuel prices will increase and the departments received no increases in their budgets to
allow for the price increases. Commissioner Williams stated that the new work order system
will assist the Board in seeing any savings.
County Attorney McFarland stated that the Board would need to adopt their new policies at a
special meeting. Chairman McLemore scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday, August 8,
2006 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T. to discuss Board Policies.

Jim Garth - discussed the Road Department budget, Spring Clean-up, Dirt-Hauling, and
      Building Demolition, and inquired about equipment that will no longer be needed.
      Chairman McLemore stated that the Departments may not be performing the services
      that were mentioned, but there are other projects that they will be doing so they will still
      be using their equipment.

<Commissioner Traylor entered the meeting at 11:18 a.m.>

After discussion about further reduction of the Public Works and Road Department budgets,
Chairman McLemore stated he would rather cut everyone 1% across the Board. Upon further
discussion about a 1% reduction, Clerk Norris stated that each line item will have to be
considered because some are mandated, grant-related, etc., and cannot be reduced.

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that a 10% increase was tentatively budgeted for the
health insurance premiums, but they are now only expected to increase by 4-5%, so the Board
could possibly reduce those line items in September when they know what the exact figures will
be.

Al Minzner discussed the vacation and sick leave pay that is in lieu of taking the time off,
      stating that these line items could be reduced if the Board adopted a use it or lose it
      policy. County Attorney McFarland stated that this could be done with the non-Union
      employees, but the Union employees benefits have already been established through
      negotiations. Chief Administrator Butler stated that the accrued sick leave is only paid
      when an employee leaves in good standing (resigns, retires, etc.). Upon discussion by
      Mr. Minzner regarding the work crew vans, Commissioner Traylor requested that the
      public look at the vans that are being used for this program.

Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively reduce the Public Works Department and
Road Department budgets by $25,000.00 each, and Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion. The motion then passed 3 to 2, with Chairman McLemore and Commissioner Traylor
voting no.
Commissioner Williams discussed the possibility of requesting that the Clerk look at a
comprehensive 1% cut (excluding grants, mandates, etc.), so the Board will have that option to
consider at the public hearing.




2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Doug Kent appeared before the Board to discuss the budget process, stating that the
departments that were reduced to a 0% increase are actually at a 6% reduction because of the
3% required salary increases and the 3% cost of living increase. Commissioner Williams
discussed high taxes and what it is doing to the residents. Mr. Kent stated that the Board has
done an excellent job. Commissioner Traylor stated that he commends the Board for what they
are doing, but he feels certain that they will have to increase taxes next year because they have
cut too much.

Clerk Norris reported that the tentative millage rate is now at 4.7709 mills, which exceeds the
rolled-back rate by 1.46%, and they would need to reduce the budget by $205,000.00 to reach
the rolled-back rate.

TIPPING FEES - GARBAGE (#00143 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Peters discussed adoption of a new tipping fee policy, and motioned to increase
the Landfill tipping fees revenue by $205,000.00. After discussion that Solid Waste Director
Danford is preparing a study on this entire process, the motion died for lack of a second.

RESOLUTION - 2006-07 REVENUE

Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the following resolution amending the 2006-07 tentative revenue amounts:

                                 RESOLUTION NO. 2006-25

        WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
anticipates additional receipts for the 2006-2007 fiscal year that was not included in the
tentative budget; and

       WHEREAS, said receipts are needed to help pay certain expenditures to be incurred in
the 2006-2007 fiscal year as set forth in the tentative budget;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

       2.     That the 2006-2007 tentative budget be increased as follows:
                                      GENERAL FUND

REVENUES:
    Other Financing Sources:
    00183-00000 Instmt/Lease Purchase Proceeds                           $ 100,000
    Other Miscellaneous Revenues:
    00169-90000 Mowing State Right of Ways                               $ 42,000
    State Shared Revenue:
    00135-80000 Courthouse Facilities Approp.                            $ 300,000

EXPENDITURES:
     Overstreet Fire Department:
     O2622-62001        Buildings>$25,000                                $ 100,000

        THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners,
this the 2nd day of August, 2006.

(End)

COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE RATE

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted a County-Wide millage rate of 4.7709.

MILLAGE RATES - SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted tentatively adopted the following millage rates for the Dependent Fire Control
Districts:

              St. Joseph Fire Control District         .5000
              Tupelo Fire Control District       .5000
              Overstreet Fire Control District         .5000
              Howard Creek Fire Control District .5000

MILLAGE RATE - GULFSIDE M.S.T.U.

Commissioner Barnes motioned to tentatively adopt a millage rate of 4.4 mills for the Gulfside
M.S.T.U., and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. County Attorney McFarland stated
that this rate will be for an 8-year bond. The motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

MILLAGE RATE - GULFSIDE INTERIOR M.S.T.U.

Commissioner Barnes motioned to tentatively adopt a millage rate of 1.6 mills for the Gulfside
Interior M.S.T.U., and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion. The motion passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.
PUBLIC HEARING

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board scheduled the first public hearing on the 2006-07 Tentative Budget for September 6,
2006 at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room.

2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Jim Lloyd appeared before the Board to discuss the 25% increase last year and 32% the year
       before, stating with this much increase in a 2-year period there should be enough funds
       in the budgets to cover expenses.

Upon discussion regarding the meeting to discuss and adopt County Policies, Commissioner
Peters thanked the Committee for Reduced Taxes for their participation this year. Chairman
McLemore scheduled the special meeting on Counties Policies for August 8, 2006 at 4:30
p.m., E.D.T.

Jim Garth - commended the Board for their work on the 2006-07 budget.

Clerk Norris commended her staff for preparation of the budget packets, stating that Finance
Officer Carla Hand and Deputy Clerk Donna Ray work long hours preparing the new packets
for the Board. She also thanked the Board, County Attorney McFarland, and Chief
Administrator Butler for their assistance.

Chief Administrator Butler reported that Property Appraiser employee Dale Hartzog has put
forth a great deal of effort in preparing the new districts for the M.S.T.U.s, and requested that
the Board recognize him for what he has done. Commissioner Williams stated that the Board
appreciates the efforts of everyone who has contributed to this process.


There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, the meeting did
then adjourn at 12:02 p.m., E.D.T.


                                                    CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                    CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                  PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
                                    AUGUST 8, 2006

                                 REGULAR MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, and Commissioners Billy E.
Traylor and Jerry W. Barnes. <Commissioners Bill Williams and Nathan Peters, Jr. were
absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Clerk Finance Officer Carla Hand, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Chamber of Commerce Director Sandra Chafin, Code Enforcement Officer April
Hicks, E.D.C. Director Alan McNair, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Human
Resource Director Denise Manuel, Planner David Richardson, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, and Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., E.T.

Commissioner Barnes opened the meeting with prayer, and Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the following Consent Agenda items.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

3.    Minutes - July 25, 2006 - Regular Meeting
              - August 2, 2006 - Special Meeting

4.    Agreement - Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Space for one
                          12' x 60' Modular Office)

5.    Agreement - Kiddie Fire Trainers (Confidentiality)

6.    Application - 2006-07 Small County Technical Assistance Services (Special
                           Projects Request)

7.    Appointment - Big Bend Health Council (Doug Kent)

8.    B.C.C. Correspondence - Commissioner Peters to Gulf County C.D.C.
                         (Ship Funds)

9.    Grant Agreement - Historic Preservation Grant Award (Cape San Blas
                         Lighthouse Phase II)

10.   Human Resources - Accident/Incident Report Forms
11.     Invoice - Ausley & McMullen, P.A. - Gulf Pines Hospital Litigation/Tax
                              Collector (#47601 * $360.00 to be paid from Account
                              #21111-33000)
                 - Bay Medical Center * H.C.R.A. (#0610900293 * $302.13 /
                              #0604100135 * $141.46 / #0607400711 * $199.92 /
                              #0611100672 * $13,155.60 / #0612000130 *
                              $877.04 to be paid from Account #51462-31500)
                 - Coppins Monroe Adkins Dincman & Spellman, P.A. - At-Large
                              Litigation (#18395 * $555.00 to be paid from Account
                              #21111-31200)
                 - County Attorney Timothy McFarland (July, 2006 * $10,106.00 *
                              to be paid from Account #21314-31100)
                 - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Dead Lakes Park Project (#64746 * $975.00 *
                              to be paid from Account #26472-31000)
                 - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Gulf County E.M.S. Building (#64747 *
                              $4,000.00 * to be paid from Account #51626-62001)
                 - Preble-Rish, Inc. - Willis Landing Road (C.R. 381) S.C.O.P.
                              Project (#64748 * $3,218.29 * to be paid from
                              Account #40641-31000)
                 - Prisoner/Inmate Medical Bills (Buy Rite Drugs - $1,450.42 * to be
                              paid from Account #21111-31400)
                 - Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell - General Employment Matters (File
                              #G214-107990 * Invoice #701660 * $6,631.82 to be
                              paid from Account #21111-31200)

12.     Road Acceptance - Borders Road (Overstreet Area)

13.     S.H.I.P. - Purchase Assistance ($10,115.00 - Quinn)
        S.H.I.P. - Rehabilitation Assistance ($5,000.00 - Liles)

14.     Utility Easement - Mariner Lane (Cape San Blas Area)

(End)

PUBLIC HEARING / PROPOSED ORDINANCE - LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider adoption of a proposed
ordinance extending the term of the levy of the Local Option Gas Tax in Gulf County, County
Attorney McFarland read the proposed ordinance by title. Chairman McLemore called for public
comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Traylor motioned to adopt the
following-titled ordinance. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

                                 ORDINANCE NO. 2006-18

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE LEVY OF A SIX CENT PER GALLON GASOLINE
AND FUELS TAX, (THE LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX); AMENDING ORDINANCE 89-4 BY
EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE LEVY OF THE LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

                        *Complete Ordinance on file with Clerk*

BOND - GAS FUEL TAX / ROAD PAVING

County Attorney McFarland read a proposed resolution authorizing the issuance of a gas tax
revenue refunding bond by title. Commissioner Traylor then motioned to adopt the following-
titled resolution. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).


                               RESOLUTION NO. 2006-26

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $16,000,000 GAS TAX
REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2006 TO PAY THE COSTS OF CERTAIN
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE REFUNDING OF THE REFUNDED BONDS;
PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF SAID BONDS FROM THE LOCAL OPTION GAS
TAX, THE COUNTY GAS TAX AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL GAS TAX; MAKING
CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

                        *Complete Resolution of file with Clerk*

County Attorney McFarland then read a proposed resolution authorizing the delegated sales of
a gas tax revenue refunding bond by title. Commissioner Barnes then motioned to adopt the
following-titled resolution. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

                               RESOLUTION NO. 2006-27

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE DELEGATED SALE OF NOT TO EXCEED $16,000,000
PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS GAS TAX REFUNDING REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2006;
DELEGATING THE AWARD OF THE SALE OF THE SERIES 2006 BONDS TO THE
CHAIRMAN; APPROVING THE FORM OF A PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT;
APPROVING THE FORM OF A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE; APPOINTING
A REGISTRAR AND PAYING AGENT; APPOINTING AN ESCROW HOLDER;
AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF BOND INSURANCE; PROVIDING FOR SECURITY
FOR THE HOLDERS OF SUCH BONDS; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND
AGREEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE HOLDERS OF SUCH SERIES 2006 BONDS;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

                        *Complete Resolution of file with Clerk*
BOND - PRICING AGREEMENT CONTRACT

County Attorney McFarland recommended that the Board enter into a pricing agreement for the
bond with Digital Assurance Certification LLC, stating it will help with how the bonds are looked
at. He stated that the initial cost is $3,000.00, with a $500.00 per year fee which is payable
from the bond proceeds. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).



AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Dannie Bolden, Gulf County C.D.C. Director, appeared before the Board and discussed a
proposed affordable housing project for the North end of the County. He stated that there would
be approximately forty-seven single-family homes, and fourteen town homes. Mr. Bolden stated
that the intent of these homes is affordability, and that the C.D.C. Board of Directors has
requested a proposal to the County in the amount of $200,000.00 to help with this effort. After
further discussion, Commissioner Traylor motioned to support C.D.C. on this issue.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

OVERSTREET WATER GRANT

Upon recommendation by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to award the engineering services for the Overstreet Water System C.D.B.G. to
Bailey, Bishop and Lane (sole source) for the Overstreet water grant. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

AWARD BID #0506-25 / RESCUE TRUCK - GULF COUNTY E.S.U.

Upon recommendation by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to award bid #0506-25 (for financing of a 2006 F350 Rescue Truck for Gulf County
E.S.U.) to Hancock Bank, in the amount of $43,376.00, at a rate of 4.22% for five (5) years to
be paid from their budget. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

INVOICE - G.A.C. CONTRACTORS - S.C.O.P.

Upon recommendation by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to pay invoice #2 from G.A.C. (presented by Preble-Rish), in the amount of
$630,984.73, for the Willis Landing Road project. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-0).

UNION CONTRACT RATIFICATION

Upon request by Human Resources Director Manuel, Commissioner Traylor motioned for the
Chairman to sign the Union Contract. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

County Attorney McFarland reported that he has received service of process on a lawsuit filed
by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. He stated that D.C.A. is suing Gulf County (in
the Administrative process) indicating that the Comprehensive Plan is not in compliance.
County Attorney McFarland stated that they are insisting on some substantial wetland setbacks
and buffers.

HOUSING STEERING COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

Upon recommendation by Planner Richardson, Chairman McLemore stated that he will
                                         nd
schedule a workshop on Tuesday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m., E.T. for the Board to meet with the
House Steering Committee.

IMPACT FEES

Planner Richardson reported that the collection of Impact Fees will begin on October 2, 2006.

INVOICE - CARPET COUNTRY / BUDGET AMENDMENT

Commissioner Traylor discussed an outstanding invoice from Carpet Country, in the amount of
$2,700.00, for new carpet in the Sheriffs Department substation in Wewahitchka, stating the
Sheriff does not have funding for this project. Commissioner Traylor motioned to amend the
General Fund Budget by reducing Maintenance - Wewahitchka County Building, and
increasing the appropriate Law Enforcement line item by $2,700.00 to pay this invoice.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

CRAWFISH CABIN ROAD

Commissioner Traylor discussed the issue regarding Crawfish Cabin Road, and stated that
Gene Hanlon would like to donate the property to the County to clear the title. Commissioner
Traylor then motioned to accept this donation of property. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

WEWAHITCHKA E.M.S.

Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin requested permission to purchase two (2) cardiac
monitors for the Wewahitchka E.M.S. (sole source) with grant funds (matching funds to be
paid from 2005-2006 budget). Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

Chairman McLemore discussed that there is a problem on the North end of the County with
homeowners insurance, stating that Gulf County is in a zone three wind zone. Upon inquiry by
Chairman McLemore, County Attorney McFarland stated that the best approach to this issue
would be through the lobbyist, and that this is a State level issue that would have to be handled
through the Department of Insurance.

COUNTY POLICIES

The Board then addressed proposed County Policies as follows:

Implementation of a Hiring Freeze: Upon inquiry by Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens,
County Attorney McFarland stated that they will replace existing employee positions, but will not
hire for any new positions. After discussion, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board implemented a hiring
freeze effective October 1, 2006.

Dirt Hauling: Commissioner Traylor discussed only hauling what is currently on a list at the
Road Department and Public Works Department. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
discontinue providing dirt effective November 1, 2006. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by Stuart Shoaf, Commissioner Traylor discussed that the
County will only provide dirt for the County right-of-ways on an emergency basis once it has
been approved by the Board. After further discussion, the motion then passed unanimously (3-
0).

Demolition Projects: After discussion, and upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board agreed to discontinue demolition
projects (tearing down/removing old houses/structures) effective August 15, 2006.

Landfill Hours of Operation: After discussion, the Board tabled the policy reducing operation
hours of the Landfill by one day each week.

Implementation of Freeze on Purchase of New Equipment: Commissioner Traylor motioned to
implement a freeze on the purchase of new equipment effective October 1, 2006, with the
exception of what has already been applied in the budget. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

Spring Clean-up: Commissioner Barnes motioned to stop all Spring clean-up effective October
1, 2006. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

Four-Day Work Week: After discussion, the Board tabled implementation of four-day work
weeks.

New Construction: After discussion, and upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board prioritized construction of new
buildings as follows: (1) Honeyville Storm Shelter, (2) Public Works, (3) E.M.S., (4)
Maintenance, and (5) Jail.

SPECIAL MEETING - COUNTY POLICIES
Chairman McLemore cancelled the Special Meeting scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2006 at
3:00 p.m., E.T.



STORM SHELTER GRANT

On behalf of Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Administrator Staff Assistant Stephens requested
permission from the Board to apply for a new grant for the Honeyville storm shelter, and for the
Chairman to sign the paperwork. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this request.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 6:45 p.m., E.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                     AUGUST 17, 2006

                                    SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Deputy Clerk
Kari Summers, Clerk Finance Officer Carla Hand, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Code Enforcement Officer April Hicks, E.D.C.
Director Alan McNair, Emergency Management Secretary Stephanie Richardson, Human
Resources Director Denise Manuel, Insurance Committee Member Elaine Bland, Interim
Building Official Lee Collinsworth, and Grant Writer Loretta Costin.

Chairman McLemore called the special meeting to order at 4:00 p.m., E.T.


EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the Insurance Committee recommends the Board
stay with the current insurance policy with BCBS of Florida with a 5% increase. County
Insurance Consultant Todd Torgerson appeared before the Board and discussed the proposed
insurance outline. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Mr. Torgerson stated that the old
BCBS PPO plan is still available, but the financial portion is higher. Mr. Torgerson discussed
that there is no increase in the Life Insurance with a two-year rate guaranty, a 17% decrease in
Dental Insurance (the Board contribution will decrease by 22%), and Health Insurance will
increase 5% with the benefit plan that is currently in effect with no benefit changes. He stated
with the Health Savings Account option the insurance would decrease by 45%, and the
employees would have an option for the deductibles. After further discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the current B.C.B.S. policy with the 5% increase. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by Jim Garth, Commissioner
Williams stated that the deductible is $300/$900, and the County does not pay any portion of
this deductible. Mr. Garth stated that ninety percent of the businesses in the County cannot
afford insurance for their employees, and suggested that the employees take some
responsibility on this issue. After further discussion, the motion passed unanimously. Chief
Administrator Butler recommended that the Board approve the current Dental Insurance policy
with the decrease, and the current Life Insurance policy with no changes. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

GAS TAX / ROAD BOND

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, County Attorney McFarland stated that the bond is
increased to 20/31 which would increase the length, but not the amount of the bond. Michael
Hammond, of Preble-Rish, Inc., appeared before the Board and discussed the projects that are
currently being worked on, and that the permitting process would take approximately six
months. Commissioner Williams stated that he would like to know the cost on the Americus
Avenue ditch project. Commissioner Traylor discussed the time frame for the permitting
process on the Americus Avenue ditch project.

S.H.I.P. PROGRAM

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, C.D.C. Director Dannie Bolden appeared before the
Board and discussed the carryover funds and also funds that have been recaptured through
the S.H.I.P. program. Mr. Bolden stated that they will be receiving R.F.P.’s from any of the
developers for the affordable housing projects in the County. Commissioner Traylor motioned
to rescind the previous motion regarding this issue. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. After further discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to
receive R.F.P.’s for the Affordable Housing project. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.


SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

Upon inquiry by Human Resources Director Manuel, Chief Administrator Butler recommended
that no additional Supplemental Insurance Carriers be allowed. County Attorney McFarland
stated that the Supplemental Insurance Carriers want the County to do the billing and collect
the money, and the County does not need to allow payroll deductions for the Supplemental
Insurance Carriers.

DIRT HAULING POLICY

Commissioner Peters discussed that the policy for hauling dirt needs to be the same for all five
Commissioners. Chairman McLemore discussed that the County will have to maintain
driveways and the right-of-ways. Commissioner Williams stated that the County policies need
to be placed in writing, and requested Chief Administrator Butler work on implementing the
policies. After further discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned for Commissioner Williams
to work with Chief Administrator Butler on implementing County policies. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 5:30 p.m., E.T.



                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN

ATTEST:


REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK



                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                     AUGUST 17, 2006

                                    SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Acting Chairman Bill Williams, and Commissioners Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes. <Chairman Carmen L. McLemore and Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
were absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Interim Building Official
Lee Collinsworth, E.D.C. Director Alan McNair, Emergency Management Secretary Stephanie
Richardson, and Planner David Richardson, .

Acting Chairman Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., E.T.

P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS - AUGUST 10, 2006

The Board addressed the following recommendations from the August 10, 2006 meeting of the
Planning & Development Review Board:

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - BAYWOODS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for B.J. Heard
& Chris King (Parcel ID #06230-000R * 4.5 acres in S25, T8S, R11W * 11 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve the final plat of Baywoods
subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated and
unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - GULF COAST RANCHES

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider preliminary plat approval for
Edward Bish (Parcel ID #03323-175R * 40.84 acres in S32, T7S, R10W * 16 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve the preliminary plat of Gulf
Coast Ranches subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - BAY COLORS

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for Hargraves
Engineering, LLC (Parcel ID #06245-000R * 3.78 acres in S36, T8S, R11W * 15 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve the final plat of
Bay Colors subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both
stated and unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously
(3-0).
FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - OUR TARA ESTATES

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for Libby
Owens (Parcel ID #01359-370R & #01359-365R * 10 acres in S35, T3S, R10W * 28 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve the final plat of
Our Tara Estates subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations,
both stated and unstated. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3-0).

PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL - RISH

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider preliminary plat approval as a
PDP for William J. Rish (Parcel ID #06268-750R * 5.06 acres in S7, T9S, R11W * 8 units),
County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve a preliminary plat
for William J. Rish, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both stated
and unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

VARIANCE APPROVAL - NEWMAN

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a side-setback variance for
Steve Newman (Parcel ID #06287-185R), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes
motioned to approve this variance request to encroach into the side-setback with a finished
wall. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

VARIANCE APPROVAL - NEWMAN

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider a side-setback variance for
Steve Newman (Parcel ID #06287-295R), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this variance request to encroach into the side-setback with a finished
wall. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

LARGE-SCALE LAND USE CHANGE _ RISH

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider approval of a large-scale land
use change for Ralph Rish (Parcel ID #02977-050R & #02977-100R * 26.05 acres in S17,
S18, S19, S20, T7S, R10W), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and
called for public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to
approve this large-scale land use changing from agricultural to mixed commercial/residential.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).
LARGE-SCALE LAND USE CHANGE _ ST. JOHNS VILLAGE

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider approval of a large-scale land
use change for St. Johns Village of Gulf County, Inc. (Parcel ID #01368-800R & #01369-000R
* 107.52 acres in S35 & S36, T3S, R10W), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this large-scale land use changing from agricultural land use to residential
low density. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

LARGE-SCALE LAND USE CHANGE _ GASKIN

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider approval of a large-scale land
use change for Jerald D. Gaskin (Parcel ID #01570-000R & #01553-000R * 143.54 acres in
S11, T4S, R10W), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for
public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve
this large-scale land use changing from agricultural land use to residential low density.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

LARGE-SCALE LAND USE CHANGE _ BUCKHORN DEVELOPMENT, LLC

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider approval of a large-scale land
use change for Buckhorn Development, LLC (Parcel ID #01186-100R & #01186-300R *
136.17 acres in S24 & S25, T3S, R10W), County Attorney McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public comment. There being no public comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this large-scale land use changing from agricultural land use to residential
low density. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-0).

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL - COTTAGES AT COASTAL PINES

Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing to consider final plat approval for Coastal
Pines, LLC (Parcel ID #03323-170R * 40.07 acres in S32, T7S, R10W * 43 units), County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice and called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve the final plat of Cottages at
Coastal Pines subdivision, subject to all Federal, State and Local development regulations, both
stated and unstated. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously
(3-0).

Bobby Fields appeared before the Board and discussed that he went before the Planning
Review Board regarding five acres in Wewahitchka he purchased to build a funeral home. He
stated that prior to his purchase, Building Official Brad Bailey informed him that the property
was mixed commercial/residential. Mr. Fields discussed that once he starting pulling the site
permits the engineers informed him the property was residential. He stated that the Planning
and Development Review Board has approved for him to proceed, if the Board approves. Mr.
Fields requested to change his property from residential to mixed commercial, stating that he
has submitted all the applications and paid the fees for this process, and has contacted all the
neighbors and they are in support of this building. Gail Alsobrook, of Gulf County C.D.C.,
discussed that the property was not identified correctly, and Mr. Fields was given incorrect
information. Commissioner Peters motioned to approve this request, contingent upon Mr.
Fields following the proper procedures. County Attorney McFarland stated that there are land-
use planning issues, stating that this would need to be handled through a small-scale map
amendment. He advised that Planner Richardson would need to make sure all the proper
documents have been filed to do a small-scale map amendment on this issue. Chief
Administrator Butler recommended that the Board allow Mr. Fields to start the process. After
further discussion, Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously (3-
0). County Attorney McFarland discussed that the window for small scale map amendments
would not be available again until January, 2007.


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, the meeting did
then adjourn at 6:17 p.m., E.T.



                                                  CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                  CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:


REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                    AUGUST 22, 2006

                                       WORKSHOP


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in workshop session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams
(entered at 5:42 p.m.), and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor (entered at 5:42 p.m.), Nathan
Peters, Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Gulf County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Grant Writer Loretta
Costin, Planner David Richardson, Assistant Road Department Superintendent Chris Wood,
and Sheriff’s Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman McLemore called the workshop to order at 5:32 p.m., E.T.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING STEERING COMMITTEE

John Hendry, Chairman of the Gulf County Affordable Housing Steering Committee, appeared
before the Board and presented recommendations from the Committee as follows: (1) to use
the density incentive outlined in Florida House Bill 1363 which facilitates land donation to local
government by the St. Joe Company for the County, (2) to nominate the Gulf County C.D.C.
and Community Land Trust as the managers of the donated land, (3) to enter into a visioning
process to ensure that future development of the donated land meets the County’s needs, (4)
to provide a density bonus to developers that are willing to include affordable lots and homes in
the County, (5) for the County, City of Port St. Joe and City of Wewahitchka to form a
partnership to extend water, sewer and roads to new affordable homes, (6) to provide an
expedited permit review process, (7) to abate ad valorem taxes on land and lots under
development until a sale has been completed, (8) to give breaks on tap fees and to tier impact
fees for lower priced development projects, and (9) to convene a joint workshop of the County,
City of Port St. Joe and City of Wewahitchka to consider these recommendations and to define
the next process. Chairman McLemore stated that this will take team work from all parties to
make this project successful. Allen Cox appeared before the Board and discussed H.B. 1363,
stating that this addresses surplus State lands which can be used for affordable housing, it
addresses surplus County lands, and Municipality land. He stated it would allow deviations
under the Comprehensive Plan if you are pursuing affordable housing. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, County Attorney McFarland stated that the Impact Fees are scheduled
to begin October 2, 2006, and they are not in a tiered format. Commissioner Traylor
commended the Board and committee for all the hard work put into this process for affordable
housing, and stated that the County has to participate in this team work. Commissioner
Williams discussed that there is a lot of work in this process, and that H.B. 1363 will allow the
County some flexibility on this process.


There being no further business, the workshop did then adjourn at 5:50 p.m., E.T.



                                                    CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                    CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
                                  PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                      AUGUST 22, 2006

                                    REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Clerk
Finance Officer Carla Hand, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn
Stephens, Chamber of Commerce Director Sandra Chafin, E.D.C. Director Alan McNair,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Ben Guthrie, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Gulf
County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Human Resources Director Denise Manuel, Planner
David Richardson, Assistant Road Department Superintendent Chris Wood, and Sheriff’s
Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m., E.T.

Rev. Mike Evans opened the meeting with prayer, and Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.

CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the following Consent Agenda items.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

1.     Minutes - July 24, 2006 - Budget Meeting
               - July 26, 2006 - Budget Meeting
               - August 2, 2006 - Budget Meeting
               - August 8, 2006 - Regular Meeting

2.     Agreement - St. Joseph Peninsula Erosion Control Project (#2006-7)
                  - St. Joseph Peninsula Erosion Control Project Geo-Technical
                           Investigation Phase II Scope of Work

3.     Appointment - P.D.R.B. - (Brad Bailey)

4.     Bid Rejection - #0506-24 - Lobbying Services

5.     Budget Amendment - Veterans’ Service Officer ($1,885.00)

6.     Easement - Mimosa Subdivision (Drainage Ditch)




7.     Grant Agreement - Administration Services - C.D.B.G. Neighborhood
                              Revitalization - Overstreet Water System
                              (#06DB-89-09-32-01-N35)
                           - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service -
                              Beach Lighting (#401816G073 - $10,000.00)

8.      Grant Application - FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
                             Division of Forestry - Fire Prevention Materials
                             (Wetappo Volunteer Fire Department)

9.      Inventory - Emergency Management (Junk #90-209)

10.     Invoice - Agency for Health Care Administration - Medicaid (May, 2006 *
                              $5,594.43 * to be paid from Account #51462-34100)
                 - Bay Medical Center * H.C.R.A. (#0607200635 * $827.72 /
                              #0614500702 * $99.96 / #0618000244 * $877.04
                              to be paid from Account #51462-31500)
                 - MRD Associates, Inc - Erosion Control (Project #06-210.5 * #601
                              $94,888.74 / Project #05-210.6 * #602 $94,888.74 /
                              Project #05-210.2 * #604 $1,216.43 to be paid from
                              Account #43137-31000)
                 - Preble-Rish, Inc - N.R.C.S. Road Paving Projects (#64769
                              $1,942.40 to be paid from Account #40341-31000)

11.     Permit - Parcel ID #01579-152R (Building / Planning)

12.     Purchase Request - Public Works - Two (2) John Deere 15' Rotary Cutter
                            Flex Wing Mowers * to be purchased through State
                            Contract
                          - Public Works - One (1) Lowboy Trailer * to be
                            purchased through State Contract

(End)

AWARD BID #0506-26 / AUDIT FIRM

Audit Review Committee Chairman Shirley Jenkins appeared before the Board and discussed
that the committee has reviewed and ranked the bids. She reported that Thomas, Howell and
Ferguson, PA/Keith L. Jones, CPA scored 510 points, and that Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC
scored 550 points. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Clerk Finance Officer Hand stated
that there was a total of 600 points that could be scored. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore,
Richard McKinney, of Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC, appeared before the Board and discussed
that they currently have many clients in this area. Commissioner Traylor discussed the scoring
system , and that they are looking for the most qualified company. Mike Scott, Manager of Carr,
Riggs and Ingram, LLC, appeared before the Board and discussed that they have many clients
in this area, they are planning to open an office in Port St. Joe within the next twelve months,
and hire employees from this area. Keith L. Jones appeared before the Board and discussed
that his firm is located in Port St. Joe and that he also employees two local people in his firm.
He stated that he is in partnership with Thomas, Howell and Ferguson from Tallahassee.
Chairman McLemore passed the Chair to Vice Chairman Williams and motioned to rank
Thomas, Howell and Ferguson and Keith L. Jones, CPA #1 for audit services. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.
Chairman Williams returned the Chair to Commissioner McLemore.

RESOLUTION - BID #0506-25 / E.S.U. FINANCING

County Attorney McFarland read a proposed resolution authorizing the issuance of a
promissory note by title. Commissioner Traylor motioned to adopt the following-titled resolution.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

                                 RESOLUTION NO. 2006-28

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (the “GOVERNING
BODY”) OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA (the “ISSUER”) AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF A PROMISSORY NOTE (the “NOTE”) OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA NOT TO
EXCEED $43,376.00; PROVIDING FOR THE SECURITY AND REPAYMENT OF THE
NOTE; MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE RIGHTS, SECURITIES AND REMEDIES OF THE
OWNER OF THE NOTE; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND DETAILS OF SUCH
BORROWING AND THE FORM OF THE NOTE EVIDENCING THE SAME; AUTHORIZING
THE SOLICITATION OF BIDS AND THE NEGOTIATED SALE OF SAID NOTE;
PROVIDING CERTAIN FINDINGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THE
NOTE; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

                         *Complete Resolution on file with Clerk*

F.R.D.A.P. GRANT - HIGHLAND VIEW PARK

Commissioner Williams discussed a proposed F.R.D.A.P. Grant application for the Highland
View Park. County Attorney McFarland then read a proposed resolution authorizing the
submission of an application. Commissioner Williams motioned to adopt the following-titled
resolution. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.




                                 RESOLUTION NO. 2006-29

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR THE
FLORIDA RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) TO THE
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR FEDERAL FISCAL
YEAR 2007-2008.

                         *Complete Resolution on file with Clerk*
BOND - GAS TAX/ROAD PAVING

County Attorney McFarland requested permission for the Chairman to sign the engagement
letter for the gas tax bond with Bryant, Miller and Olive. Commissioner Williams motioned to
approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

COURTHOUSE ROOF / BID #0506-27

Chief Administrator Butler requested permission to extend the deadline for receiving bids on
the Courthouse Roof project until September 1, 2006. Commissioner Barnes motioned to
approve this request. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

WILLIS LANDING ROAD

Chief Administrator Butler recommended that the Board make a formal request to D.E.P. for a
thirty-day extension for the Willis Landing Road project. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

BEACH RENOURISHMENT

Chief Administrator Butler requested permission for the Chairman to sign the D.E.P.
Agreement for $3 million for beach restoration. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner W illiams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

STONE MILL CREEK ROAD

Chief Administrator Butler recommended the Chairman sign a proposed contract change order,
in the amount of $811,208.00, on the Stone Mill Creek Road project. Upon inquiry by Chairman
McLemore, Chief Administrator Butler stated this is one hundred percent grant funded.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this recommendation, and proceed with the project.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


ROAD BOND PROJECTS

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the Board needs to submit a list of the roads and
projects for the road bond. Commissioner Williams discussed that the Americus Avenue ditch
is the main watershed for the Beaches area. Chief Administrator Butler stated that he met with
the environmental engineers on the Americus Avenue ditch project, and they will be able to
obtain a permit for this project. He also stated that there needs to be some survey work done
before they proceed with the engineers. Commissioner Williams motioned to proceed with the
survey work. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

INSURANCE - HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Chief Administrator Butler discussed the H.S.A. plan, stating that this would be a fifteen
percent savings, and it would be a deductible option for each employee. Commissioner
Williams motioned to approve the H.S.A. Insurance plan for the County. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

AWARD BID #0506-29A - 10' SINGLE WING MOWER

Upon recommendation by Assistant Road Department Superintendent Wood, Commissioner
Williams motioned to award Bid #0506-29A (for a 10' single wing mower) to J.D. Swearingen
Equipment Company, in the amount of $9,794.00 (only bid). Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

AWARD BID #0506-29B - 15' DOUBLE WING MOWER

Upon recommendation by Assistant Road Department Superintendent Wood, Commissioner
Williams motioned to award Bid #0506-29B (for a 15' double wing mower) to J.D. Swearingen
Equipment Company, in the amount of $11,974.00 (only bid). Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

AWARD BID #0506-28A - ONE NEW ½ TON SHORT WHEEL BASE TRUCK

Upon recommendation by Assistant Road Department Superintendent Wood, Commissioner
Peters motioned to award Bid #0506-28A (for a new ½ ton short wheel base pickup truck) to
Robert Hutson Ford, in the amount of $13,752.00 (low bidder). Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

AWARD BID #0506-28B - ONE NEW FORD SUPERCAB OR EQUIVALENT 4X4 TRUCK

Upon recommendation by Assistant Road Department Superintendent Wood, Commissioner
Peters motioned to award Bid #0506-28B (for a new 2005 or 2006 Ford supercab or equivalent
4x4 truck) to Robert Hutson Ford, in the amount of $17,536.00 (low bidder). Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion for discussion. After discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

Upon inquiry by Tom Kunickey, regarding beach raking when the beach is not dirty, Chief
Administrator Butler stated that this is for rut removal, and is required by U.S. Fish and Wildlife
to remove the ruts on the beach (as late in the day as possible) during turtle nesting season.

AWARD BID - FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES/AMBULANCE

Upon recommendation by Gulf County E.M.S. Director McGuffin, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to purchase a new ambulance through the Florida Association of Counties Bid from
Medic Master, to be paid with the State grant funds. Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

WHITE CITY WATER

Commissioner Williams discussed a boil water notice for the White City area due to low
pressure in the lines. He stated that it had been properly advertised, but a lot of residents were
not aware of the problem until several days later. Commissioner Williams stated that he has
had a meeting with Marshall Nelson, Ben Guthrie and Lee Vincent regarding a system for
notification to the public. He discussed that the Board cannot piggy-back with the City of Port
St. Joe because they have already entered into an agreement with the Company, but
Commissioner Williams stated that during the next year the Board needs to consider splitting
the cost of this system with the City of Port St. Joe, in the amount of $10,000.00.

COUNTY LOGO

Beverly Mount-Douds, of the Gulf County Genealogical Society, appeared before the Board and
requested permission to use the County Logo for a new book coming out in September 2007
(called Gulf County) stating it will be a pictural of Gulf County. Commissioner Peters motioned
to allow the County Logo to be used in this book. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

CABLE SERVICE

David Gainous appeared before the Board and discussed problems with the cable service. He
requested the Board help with getting another franchise or assisting with the current cable
company problems. Commissioner Williams stated that he has received numerous phone calls
on this issue, and also on the actual cables not being properly installed. Chief Administrator
Butler stated that there is still time on the current franchise agreement, but the agreement
needs to be reviewed. Commissioner Williams requested permission to contact Media-Com,
and have a representative appear before the Board on these issues.

E.D.C. AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUDGETS

Commissioner Williams discussed that during the 2006-2007 budget hearings, the E.D.C. and
Chamber of Commerce Budgets were cut. He stated that E.D.C. and Affordable Housing work
together with the changes in the County. He stated that the Chamber of Commerce plays the
role in the facilitation of the local businesses. Commissioner Williams requested permission to
form a task force and work with the different agencies. Commissioner Traylor discussed that it
was not the intent of the Board to dismember the Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to form a task force to work with these agencies. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman McLemore discussed that the
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Board will re-address the Chamber of Commerce budget at the September 6 Budget Hearing.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Commissioner Williams motioned to transfer $1,000.00 from District 3 Special Projects to
District 5 Special Projects. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

STUMP HOLE

Commissioner Barnes discussed that he met with Howard Lovett, from D.O.T., and stated that
Mr. Lovett will attend the next regular Board meeting to give an update on the Stump Hole
project. Chief Administrator Butler discussed the progress on the Stump Hole project, stating
that the engineers are looking at moving the road toward the bayside. He also stated that they
have applied for T.R.I.P. funds, and the County has received funds for the Gulf to Bay Highway
project (segment III). Chief Administrator Butler recommended that the Board re-apply for
funds on the Stump Hole project, and recommended that larger rocks be placed by the Stump
Hole area roadway.

STONE MILL CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Traylor reported that the Stone Mill Creek Fire Department will hold a grand
                                   th
opening on Thursday, September 14 , at 10:00 a.m., C.T.

OVERSTREET WATER SYSTEM

Commissioner Traylor reported that there will be a ribbon cutting at Overstreet for the new
water system next month.

DEAD LAKES PARK

Commissioner Traylor discussed the Dead Lakes Park, and commended everyone for their
support with this project.

WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Traylor requested permission to submit a letter to the White City Fire
Department thanking them for leasing the fire truck to the Stone Mill Creek Fire Department.
Commissioner Peters motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.


TAUNTON PROPERTY - OVERSTREET

Commissioner Traylor requested permission to accept property donated by David Taunton
around the Overstreet boat ramp area. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

LANDFILL

Commissioner Peters motioned to change the tipping fee at the landfill from $30.00 per ton to
$50.00 per ton for commercial use only, effective October 1, 2006. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Traylor as to whether this
is based on Solid Waste Director Danford’s recommendation, Commissioner Williams
discussed that the complication is on the residential side, and that the County needs to
increase the charges on the commercial side. Commissioner Traylor stated that he never wants
to charge a resident for hauling debris to the landfill. Commissioner Peters discussed that he
feels the majority of the Board will support a tipping fee for residential. After further discussion,
the motion passed unanimously.

The meeting did then recess at 7:05 p.m., E.T.

The meeting reconvened at 7:20 p.m., E.T.

HONEYVILLE PARK RIGHT-OF-WAY

Clay Smallwood, of St. Joe Company appeared before the Board and presented a deed to the
Board for a seventy-foot right-of-way for the Honeyville Park road. Commissioner Peters
motioned to accept this deed from The St. Joe Company. Commissioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

TAX TRIM NOTICES / VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

Chairman McLemore gave a presentation on the tax trim notices currently mailed to the
property owners. He stated that the taxes increased due to the property values increasing.
Commissioner Traylor motioned for Chairman McLemore to replace Commissioner Barnes on
the Value Adjustment Board. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. Jamie Lester, of Lester Appraisal, appeared before the Board and discussed the
process for filing a petition with the Value Adjustment Board. He stated that the Property
Appraiser has Administrative discretion, which allows him to raise or lower any property at any
given time. County Attorney McFarland stated that the people are at a disadvantage when they
come before the Value Adjustment Board, because they have to be prepared to explain why the
Property Appraiser’s appraisal is incorrect. He also stated that the burden is on the property
owner to display why their appraisal is inaccurate. After further discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to place an advertisement in The Star regarding the Value Adjustment Board
procedure and the millage rate chart. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.




There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 7:50 p.m., E.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK
                                 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                      AUGUST 28, 2006

                                     SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Clerk Finance Officer Carla Hand, Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Human Resources
Director Denise Manuel, Interim Building Official Lee Collinsworth, and Planner David
Richardson.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 3:33 p.m., E.T.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PLAN

Human Resources Director Manuel presented the new E.E.O.P., approved by the Labor
Attorney, and requested the signature of the Chairman. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
adopt, and for the Chairman to sign the new E.E.O.P., contingent on approval by the County
Attorney. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, there were no Special Projects Payment requests.


D.E.P. GRANT

Chief Administrator Butler requested the Chairman’s signature on the $1.6 million grant
reimbursement request to D.E.P., for funds that have been obligated and spent for M.R.D.
Associates on the beach nourishment project. Commissioner Williams motioned for the
Chairman to sign request for reimbursement. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.

ROAD PAVING

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the City of Port St. Joe will receive 22 percent of the
new bond funds (in the amount of $2,149,750.00), the City of Wewahitchka will receive 10
percent (in the amount of $977,159.00), the County will receive $6,644,684.00, and the
Engineering Fees are 9.5 percent (in the amount of $631,245.00) for the County’s engineering
only. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the City
of Port St. Joe and City of Wewahitchka will pay their engineering fees from the funds they
receive. County Attorney McFarland discussed that these figures are assuming that the rates
stay as currently figured. County Attorney McFarland discussed that the funds must be
allocated within a one year period. After further discussion, Commissioner Williams motioned
for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5 to receive $500,000.00, and District 4 to receive $250,000.00.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Michael Hammond, of
Preble-Rish, Inc., appeared and discussed that he has received a list of projects from
Chairman McLemore and Commissioner Barnes. He also discussed additional funds, the
costs, in-kind services, and striping to be included in all bids. Mr. Hammond discussed the
shortfalls on County Road 381, 381A, C30, 387, Headwall Project, and Honeyville Shelter
Road (need grant match funds).


There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Williams, the meeting did
then adjourn at 4:03 p.m., E.T.


                                                 CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                 CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:


REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                  SEPTEMBER 6, 2006

                              BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special budget session with
the following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams,
and Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Finance
Officer Carla Hand, Clerk Executive Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief Administrator Don
Butler, Emergency Management Director Marshall Nelson, Emergency Management Secretary
Stephanie Richardson, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Mosquito Control Director Mark Cothran,
Planner David Richardson, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans’ Service Officer James
Kennedy and Sheriff’s Office Major Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Upon request by Chairman McLemore, Clerk Norris made the following report to the Board:

1.     The proposed County-wide millage rate based on the tentative budget changes is
       4.7709 (5.7597 aggregate), and each dependent fire district is at .5000, which is a
       12.65% increase over the 2005-2006 Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of 5.1128.

2.     The reasons for the proposed increase in the budget are: Creation of two (2) M.S.T.U.s
       (11.19%), health insurance premiums, retirement rates, Union salaries, the Port St. Joe
       Downtown Redevelopment Board obligation, Parks & Jail Roof, Landfill Closure costs,
       and matching funds for the Erosion Control Project.

RESOLUTION - 2006-07 REVENUE

Upon discussion by Clerk Norris, County Attorney McFarland read the following proposed
resolution. Upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted the following resolution amending the 2006-07 tentative
revenue amounts:

                                RESOLUTION NO. 2006-30

       WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
anticipates carrying forward additional cash for the 2006-2007 fiscal year that was not
included in the tentative budget; and

       WHEREAS, said cash carry forward is needed to help pay certain expenditures to be
incurred in the 2006-2007 fiscal year;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:


       1.            That the 2006-2007 tentative budget be increased as follows:

ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT FUND
REVENUES:
      Balance Brought Forward/Cash:
      10698-99000       Balance Brought Forward:Cash                           $ 175,000

EXPENDITURES:
     White City Fire Department:
        32322-62001        Improvements to Building                                  $ 75,000
        Highland View Fire Department:
        32222-62001        Improvements to Building                                  $ 100,000

        THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners,
this the 6th day of September, 2006.

(End)

MILLAGE RATES - M.S.T.U.s

Commissioner Traylor discussed that creation of the new M.S.T.U.s is why the County has the
increase, but it will affect only the 2 areas at Cape San Blas (the County-Wide millage rate has
been reduced). County Attorney McFarland stated that this is an ad valorem tax assessment,
therefore it must be reflected on the tax bill, but it will only be charged to those residents. Clerk
Norris stated that it will appear that the Board has a tax increase because of the M.S.T.U.s
(11.19%), but they currently have only a County-Wide increase of 1.46%.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Chief Administrator Butler presented the following list of increases and reductions that need to
be considered by the Board:

        BCC: Professional Services Audit                             $   22,900.00 Increase
        Park & Recreation Facilities: Utility Service                $    5,324.00 Increase
        Park & Recreation Facilities: Rentals & Leases               $    2,160.00 Increase
        BCC: Professional Services Engineering                       $   61,500.00 Increase
        County Development: Chamber of Commerce                      $   15,000.00 Increase
        T.D.C.: Insurance Costs                                      $   15,195.00 Increase
        Parks & Recreation: Rentals & Leases                         $      900.00 Increase
        BCC: Accounting/Auditing:Grants                              $   15,000.00 Increase

        PSJ Downtown Redevelopment: Other Grants                    $ 23,203.00 Reduction
        Employee Health Insurance                             $ 28,000.00 Reduction
        1% Decrease in all applicable budgets                       $ 98,000.00 Reduction
        County Courthouse: Improvements to Building                 $ 300,000.00 Reduction
        BCC: Pay to Other Governmental Agencies                     $ 117,604.00 Reduction

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon discussion that the Pay to Other Governmental Agencies line item (#49100) includes
$30,000.00 for Affordable Housing and $87,604.00 for E.D.C., Commissioner Peters motioned
to tentatively reduce this line item by these amounts ($117,604.00 total decrease).
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion for discussion, and recommended that E.D.C.
not be reduce completely (give them $10,000.00 up front and hold $40,000.00 until a new plan
is provided). Commissioner Peters then amended the motion to tentatively reduce Pay to Other
Governmental Agencies by $37,604.00 (E.D.C. allocation), and Commissioner Williams
seconded the amended motion. The motion then passed unanimously.

After discussion by Commissioner Traylor about the Affordable Housing program,
Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively reduce Pay to Other Governmental Agencies by
$30,000.00 (Affordable Housing allocation). The motion died for lack of a second.
Commissioner Traylor then motioned to tentatively reduce Pay to Other Governmental
Agencies by $20,000.00 (Affordable Housing allocation). Commissioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.

COUNTY COURTHOUSE (#26219 - GENERAL FUND)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed the bid received for the Courthouse & Jail Roof
Replacement ($1.8 million, which is $800,000.00 over budget), and discussed obtaining a loan
to complete the project.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively reduce all appropriate line items in all budgets
by 1%, for a total reduction of $98,000.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

HEALTH INSURANCE

After discussion that funds were budgeted to allow for a 10% insurance (only 5% was
charged), Commissioner Barnes motioned to tentatively reduce all Health Insurance line items
(#23000) by 2%, which will be an overall reduction of $28,000.00. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMM./BUILDING DEPT. (#21111/#B3424 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Williams discussed the additional funds needed for engineering services as
previously reviewed by Chief Administrator Butler ($61,500.00), and inquired about hiring an
on-staff engineer for the County. He stated that there is funding in the Building Department for
another inspector ($40,000.00) and these amounts combined could be used to hire the
engineer. Commissioner Traylor inquired about the certification abilities of a single engineer.

Al Minzner - inquired about other budgets that might include professional services for
               engineering projects that could also be reduced.

Commissioner Traylor then motioned to tentatively increase BCC: Professional Services
Engineering in the amount of $61,500.00, and Commissioner Williams seconded the motion.
After further discussion, Commissioner Williams withdrew his second, and Commissioner
Traylor withdrew the motion.
TIPPING FEES-GARBAGE (#00143-40000 - GENERAL FUND)

Commissioner Peters discussed the increase in landfill tipping fees, and stated that the Board
can increase the revenues to be received for tipping fees (suggested $50,000.00). Solid
Waste Director Danford stated that revenues will increase, but an amount cannot be
determined at this time.

Jim Garth - discussed reduction in customers means reduction in workload.

Tom Graney - discussed attempting to make the landfill self-supporting, stating that when
contractors do jobs they often give 2 estimates - 1 if they take debris to the landfill, and a
different one if the owner takes the debris to the landfill.

After discussion that the State requires a specific number of employees to be at the landfill no
matter how much business they are doing, Commissioner Peters motioned to tentatively
increase the Tipping Fee Revenue by $25,000.00. Commissioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.

Commissioner Peters then motioned to tentatively adopt the following resolution to increase this
revenue. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

                                RESOLUTION NO. 2006-31

        WHEREAS, the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida,
anticipates additional revenue for the 2006-2007 fiscal year that was not included in the
tentative budget; and


       WHEREAS, said additional revenue is needed to help pay certain expenditures to be
incurred in the 2006-2007 fiscal year;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:


        1.            That the 2006-2007 tentative budget be increased as follows:

GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
    Charges for Services:
    00143-40000       Tipping Fees - Garbage                                     $ 25,000

        THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners,
this the 6th day of September, 2006.

(End)
COUNTY COURTHOUSE (#26219 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion regarding obtaining a loan for the new roof, Chief Administrator Butler stated
that the architect is going to review the plans to see what can be cut to bring down the cost.
Commissioner Williams motioned to tentatively reduce the Improvements to Buildings line item
in the amount of $300,000.00. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to
1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion that the negotiated amount with the #1 ranked audit firm exceeds the budget
amount, Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively increase the Professional Services Audit
line item by $22,900.00. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion and after further
discussion regarding bid negotiation and the possibility of rejecting the #1 ranked firm and
negotiating with the #2 firm, the motion failed 3 to 2, with Chairman McLemore and
Commissioner Traylor voting yes.

PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES (#57072 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively increased the Utility Service line item (#43000) by $21,000.00.

After discussion and upon motion by Commissioner Barnes, second by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board tentatively increased the Rentals & Leases line item (#44000)
by $2,200.00.




COUNTY DEVELOPMENT (#27152 - GENERAL FUND)

After discussion regarding the $20,000.00 match by the City of Port St. Joe for the Chamber
and funding for fire service for Windmark Beach, Commissioner Williams motioned to increase
the Professional Services Publicity/Gulf County Chamber by $15,000.00. Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

INSURANCE - TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FUND (#27452)

Tom Graney - discussed the cost shift for insurance for the T.D.C. employees, stating that
                   it was not included in their budget projection, but they can work it out
            during the year.

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to tentatively reject the request for additional funding ($15,195.00) for
insurance for T.D.C. (they will absorb the insurance cost with the amount tentatively budgeted).

PARKS & RECREATION (#57172 - GENERAL FUND)
Upon motion by Commissioner Williams, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively increased the Rentals & Leases line item by $900.00 (State lease
payments for Tucker Tract, Dead Lakes Park and Stonemill Creek Fire Department).

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively increased the Accounting/Auditing: Grants line item by $15,000.00
(GASB 45).

Commissioner Traylor discussed the request for increased engineering services, stating that
there are no funds in this line item for the County projects.


The meeting did then recess at 6:23 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 6:37 p.m., E.D.T.


2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the Board has tentatively reduced the budget by $477,109.00 and the
proposed millage rate is now 4.6065. She stated that once the Board adopts the tentative
millage rate, it cannot be increased.



BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (#21111 - GENERAL FUND)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENGINEERING (#31100)

Commissioner Traylor motioned to tentatively budget $20,000.00 in the Professional Services
Engineering line item. Members of the Board discussed funding this budget in the amount
requested, but to consider using the funds to hire an on-staff engineer. Commissioner Traylor
then withdrew his motion.

Johnny Mize - discussed that hiring an engineer would help the Building Department and
             free up an inspector that is now having to do the plan reviews.

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively increased the Professional Services Engineering line item by $61,500.00.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AUDIT (#32000)

Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Keith Jones appeared before the Board to discuss his
bid for audit services. He discussed the increased number of grants, and the need to spend
more time working with the departments. After further discussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively increase the Professional Services Audit line item by $22,900.00.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters
voting no.

COUNTY COURTHOUSE (#26219)

Upon inquiry by Jim Garth, Executive Administrator Kopinsky stated that bid notices are
advertised through the Dodge Report, the Florida Bid Reporting Service, The Star, and notices
are sent to vendors known to provide the service that is being bid.

CASH TO BE CARRIED FORWARD

Al Minzner commended the Board on the budget process and actions they have taken this
year. He discussed increases in various areas, and discussed the Board’s Cash to be Carried
Forward, stating that due to the reductions in departments they may not have funds to carry
forward for the 2007-08 budget.

Members of the Board discussed keeping a close watch on all expenses during the 2006-07
fiscal year because it is going to be a tight year.




2006-07 TENTATIVE BUDGET

Clerk Norris reported that the tentative County-Wide millage rate is now 4.6371, which is a
10.04% increase over the aggregate millage rate of 5.6259.

COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE RATE

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted a tentative County-Wide Millage Rate of 4.6371.

COUNTY-WIDE BUDGET

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the tentative County-Wide Budget, based on the changes made earlier in
the meeting.

SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS MILLAGE RATES

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted a tentative Millage Rate of .5000 for each Special Fire District (St. Joseph
Fire Control District, Tupelo Fire Control District, Overstreet Fire Control District, and Howard
Creek Fire Control District).

SPECIAL FIRE DISTRICTS BUDGETS

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote,
the Board adopted the tentative budgets for each Special Fire District (St. Joseph Fire Control
District, Tupelo Fire Control District, Overstreet Fire Control District, and Howard Creek Fire
Control District).

M.S.T.U. MILLAGE RATES

Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt tentative Millage Rates of 4.4000 for the Gulfside
M.S.T.U. and 1.6000 for the Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.s. Commissioner Williams seconded
the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

M.S.T.U. BUDGETS

Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the tentative budgets for the Gulfside and Gulfside
Interior M.S.T.U.s. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.

FINAL PUBLIC HEARING

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous vote,
the Board scheduled the second and final 2006-07 Budget Public Hearing for Monday,
September 18, 2006 at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T., in the County Commission Meeting Room.


There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, the meeting did
then adjourn at 6:58 p.m., E.D.T.


                                                    CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                    CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK




                                  PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
                                SEPTEMBER 12, 2006

                                 REGULAR MEETING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in regular session with the
following members present: Chairman Carmen L. McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill Williams, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr. and Jerry W. Barnes.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Executive Administrator
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy Clerk Kari Summers, Chief Administrator Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Chamber of Commerce Director Sandra Chafin, Code
Enforcement Officer April Hicks, E.D.C. Director Alan McNair, Emergency Management
Director Marshall Nelson, Emergency Management Secretary Stephanie Richardson,
Emergency Management/911 Coordinator Ben Guthrie, Grant Writer Loretta Costin, Gulf
County E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Human Resources Director Denise Manuel, Planner
David Richardson, Road Department Superintendent Bobby Knee, and Sheriff’s Office Major
Joe Nugent.

Chairman McLemore called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., E.T.

Rev. Andrew Rutherford opened the meeting with prayer, and Major Nugent led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.


CONSENT AGENDA

Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve the following Consent Agenda items.
Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

1.    Minutes - August 17, 2006 - Special Meeting
              - August 17, 2006 - Special Meeting
              - August 22, 2006 - Workshop
              - August 22, 2006 - Regular Meeting
              - August 28, 2006 - Special Meeting
      Minutes Correction - April 11, 2006 - Regular Meeting

2.    Agreement - Replay Systems, Inc. (E911 Maintenance Agreement for
                         both Logging Recorders)

3.    Bid Advertisement - Solid Waste - Landfill Compactor
      Bid Advertisement - Solid Waste - Disaster Management Services
      Bid Advertisement - Solid Waste - Used Dump Truck

4.    Bid Award - #0506-26 - Auditor Services
5.    Bid Rejection - #0506-27 - Courthouse Roof Project

6.    Budget Amendment - Supervisor of Elections (Special Funds Account)

7.    Grant Agreement - 2006-2007 E.M.P.A. Base Grant

8.    Interlocal Agreement - Medical Examiner Services (10/1/06 - 9/30/07)

9.    Inventory - Gulf County E.M.S. (Junk * #210-127, #210-142, #210-143,
                            #210-144, #210-145, #210-146, #210-147, #210-148,
                            #210-129, #210-103, #210-115, #210-116, #210-117,
                            #210-124, #210-108, #210-92, #210-94, #210-95,
                            #210-72)
      Inventory - Transfer from Gulf County E.M.S. to Overstreet Fire Department
                            (#210-75)
      Inventory - Gulf County Emergency Service Unit (Junk * #145-49)
      Inventory - Road Department (Junk * #100-519, #100-526, #100-528)

10.   Invoice - Ausley & McMullen, P.A. - Gulf Pines Hospital Litigation/Tax
                              Collector (#49363 * $704.68 to be paid from Account
                              #21111-33000)
               - Coppins Monroe Adkins Dincman & Spellman, P.A. - At-Large
                              Litigation (#18531 * $404.79 to be paid from Account
                              #21111-31200)
               - County Attorney Timothy McFarland - (August, 2006 * $9,330.44
                              to be paid from Account #21314-31100)
               - Fitch, Inc. - Gas Tax Revenue Bond (#60356MT * $9,500.00
                              to be paid from Bond Proceeds)
               - Kenny Strange Electric - Courthouse Transformer (#2375 *
                              $4,434.91 to be paid from Account #26219-46100)
               - Prisoner/Inmate Medical Bills (Buy Rite Drugs - $613.98 / Gulf
                              County Health Department - $1,351.30 / Moore
                              Medical - $95.99 * to be paid from Account
                              #21111-31400)
               - Replay Systems, Inc. - E-911 Twelve-Month Maintenance
                              Agreement for Both Logging Recorders (#6449 *
                              $5,491.68 to be paid from Account #25125-34000)
               - Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell - General Employment Matters (File
                              #G214-107990 * Invoice #702953 * $3,498.81 to be
                              Paid from Account #21111-31200)

11.   Purchase Request - Gulf County E.M.S. - Five (5) Cardiac Monitor/
                         Defibrillators and Accessories from Phillips Medical
                         Systems * to be purchased through Grant #M6101

12.   Road Acceptance - Discovery Lane (Windmark Beach)
13.     S.H.I.P. Mortgages - Third Position

14.     S.H.I.P. - Rehabilitation Assistance ($5,000.00 - Fisher)

(End)

RESOLUTION - CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES/TRACTOR

County Attorney McFarland discussed a proposed resolution authorizing a lease-purchase
agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, in the amount of $115,579.00 for a
tractor for Public Works Department. Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following-
titled resolution. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

                                 RESOLUTION NO. 2006-32

        WHEREAS, County of Gulf, FL (the “Governmental Entity”), a body politic and corporate
duly organized and existing as a political subdivision, municipal corporation or similar public
entity of the State of Florida (the “State”), is authorized by the laws of the State to purchase,
acquire and lease personal property for the benefit of the Governmental Entity and its
inhabitants and to enter into contracts with respect thereto; and

       WHEREAS, in order to acquire such equipment, the Governmental Entity proposes to
enter into a lease-purchase transaction pursuant to that certain Governmental Equipment
Lease-Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation,
the form of which has been presented to the governing body of the Governmental Entity at this
meeting;


        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED:

        Section 1. Approval of Documents. The form, terms and provisions of the Agreement
and all other schedules and exhibits attached thereto are hereby approved in substantially the
form presented at this meeting, with such insertions, omissions and changes as shall be
approved by counsel of the Governmental Entity or other members of the governing body of
the Government Entity executing the same, the execution of such documents being conclusive
evidence of such approval; and the persons holding the titles listed below or any other officer of
the Governmental Entity who shall have the power to execute contracts on its behalf are hereby
authorized and directed to execute, acknowledge, countersign and deliver the Agreement and
all exhibits attached thereto, and the Secretary/Clerk of the Governmental Entity is hereby
authorized to attest to the foregoing and affix the seal of the Governmental Entity to such
documents.

        Section 2. Other Actions Authorized. The officers and employees of the Governmental
Entity shall take all action necessary or reasonably required by the parties to the Agreement to
carry out, give effect to and consummate the transactions contemplated thereby and to take all
action necessary in conformity therewith, including, without limitation, the execution and
delivery of any closing and other documents required to be delivered in connection with the
Agreement.

        Section 3. No General Liability. Nothing contained in this Resolution, the Agreement, or
any other instrument shall be construed with respect to the Governmental Entity as incurring a
pecuniary liability or charge upon the general credit of the Governmental Entity or against its
taxing power, nor shall the breach of any agreement contained in this Resolution, the
Agreement, or any other instrument or document executed in connection therewith impose any
pecuniary liability upon the Governmental Entity or any charge upon its general credit or against
its taxing power, except to the extent that the payments payable under the Agreement are
special limited obligations of the Governmental Entity as provided in the Agreement.

      Section 4. Authorized Signatories. Following are the true names, correct titles and
specimen signatures of the incumbent officers referred to in the foregoing resolution:

Carmen L. McLemore, Chairman

      Section 5. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its
approval and adoption. This Resolution was adopted and approved on September 12, 2006.

(End)



CAPE SAN BLAS BEACH RE-NOURISHMENT

County Attorney McFarland discussed that the County has received a request for an easement
for construction of the sand berms, and recommended Chief Administrator Butler send a letter
to the affected property owners. Commissioner Barnes motioned to approve this
recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

APALACHICOLA RIVER SAND AGREEMENT

Chief Administrator Butler discussed a draft agreement with the Northwest Florida Water
Management District on site restoration for the Apalachicola River sand agreement. He
recommended that the Chairman schedule a workshop to discuss the agreement.

AUDIT CONTRACT AGREEMENT (BID #0506-26)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed a draft agreement between Thomas, Howell and
Fergusion, P.A./Keith L. Jones CPA in the amount of $90,500.00, for County Audit Services.
Chief Administrator Butler stated that the Board has approved the amount for the Auditors, and
recommended that the Board adopt this agreement, contingent upon approval by County
Attorney McFarland. Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept this recommendation, and
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion for discussion. Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Williams regarding incorporating the Munis system for the Auditors, and the possibility of
reduced costs for auditing, Chief Administrator Butler stated that the Auditors agree to this
change. After further discussion, the motion passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting
no.

AWARD BID #0506-26 / AUDITOR SERVICES

Commissioner Traylor motioned to award Bid #0506-26 for Auditor Services to Thomas, Howell
and Fergusion P.A./Keith L. Jones C.P.A., in the amount of $90,500.00. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT - AMERICUS AVENUE DITCH

Chief Administrator Butler recommended a proposed amendment for engineering fees and
environmental permit assistance on Americus Avenue Ditch be approved to start the project,
stating that the engineer is Preble-Rish, Inc, the survey and design is 7% of construction cost,
inspection is 2.5% of construction cost, and environmental permitting is $8,215.00.
Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this proposed amendment. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

STONE MILL CREEK ROAD

Chief Administrator Butler recommended payment of invoice #64793 from Preble-Rish, Inc, in
the amount of $58,728.52, for the Stone Mill Creek Road (grant funds). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

BUILDING INSPECTOR SERVICES - CITY OF PORT ST. JOE

Chief Administrator Butler discussed a letter from the City of Port St. Joe regarding the County
providing Building Inspection services to the City of Port St. Joe, and reimbursing the City a
percentage for the building fees. Commissioner Traylor motioned not to exceed fifteen percent
to the City of Port St. Joe for building fees. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion for
discussion. Commissioner Williams discussed not locking into a percentage at this time, and
recommended that Chief Administrator Butler and Port St. Joe City Manager Lee Vincent work
this process out and bring a recommendation to the Board. After further discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.

GASKIN PARK PHASE II INVOICE

Chief Administrator Butler recommended payment of invoice #64792 from Preble-Rish, Inc, in
the amount of $9,000.00, to close out the Gaskin Park Phase II project. Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA/AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Chief Administrator Butler reported that he received a letter from Opportunity Florida requesting
that a Commissioner be appointed to the Community Development Corporation to represent
Gulf County. Chairman McLemore appointed Commissioner Williams to serve on this
committee.

T.R.I.P. MEETING

Chief Administrator Butler discussed that there will be a T.R.I.P. meeting on Tuesday,
September 19, 2006 at 10:30 a.m., C.S.T. at Blue Pond Park Community Center in
Washington County for the committee to rank applications. Chief Administrator Butler also
stated that the County has an application in for the Stumphole project, and discussed the
importance of Gulf County’s representatives being in attendance.

WATER SYSTEM - NORTH OF WEWAHITCHKA

Chief Administrator Butler discussed the water system for the area North of Wewahitchka.
Commissioner Traylor stated that this issue has been settled with the City of Wewahitchka.

FINAL PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

Clerk Executive Administrator Kopinsky presented the new budget packets to the Board, and
reported that the final 2006-2007 budget public hearing is scheduled for Monday, September
18, 2006 at 5:01 p.m., E.T.




FIREWISE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Emergency Management Director Nelson discussed that there will be a Firewise Community
Workshop on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., E.T. at the St.
Joseph Bay Preserve in Simmons Bayou.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-32 - N.I.M.S.

Emergency Management Director Nelson discussed that Resolution No. 2005-32 was
designated for National Incident Management System (N.I.M.S.) as the basis for responding to
all incidents within the County. He stated that the training has to be completed by the end of
September, and requested that all department heads and individuals that have completed the
training submit a copy of their certificate to Emergency Management. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Williams, Emergency Management Director Nelson stated that it is
recommended for the Commissioners to take the training. He also stated that if the staff is not
trained under N.I.M.S., it will affect federal funding to the County.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/D.U.I. GRANT

Sheriff’s Office Major Nugent requested permission for the Chairman to execute a Department
of Transportation D.U.I. Grant application. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this
request. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

VARIANCE APPROVAL - BUTTS
Planner Richardson discussed that the P.D.R.B. recommends a variance approval for Gregory
Butts (Parcel ID #03210-000R * .22 acres in S22, T9S, R10W). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve this variance request to encroach into the road setback not to exceed 2.5
feet. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
DONNIE BRAKE PARK/CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE

Planner Richardson recommended that the $200,000.00 F.R.D.A.P. application for Donnie
Brake Park be transferred to the 2007-2008 fiscal year on the Capital Improvements Schedule.
Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this recommendation, and Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion. Raymond Wood appeared before the Board and discussed that Highland
View is being placed on the back-burner. Commissioner Williams discussed that the Parks
Committee has held numerous meetings to discuss these issues. After further discussion, the
motion passed unanimously. Planner Richardson reported that this will help the Board receive
ranking points for the grant.




FISCAL IMPACT ANALYSIS MODEL

Planner Richardson discussed the Fiscal Impact Analysis Model, stating it is a complicated
spreadsheet, and requested permission for him and Chief Administrator Butler to negotiate with
A.R.P.C. to populate it. Commissioner Williams motioned to approve this recommendation.
Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Planner Richardson
requested permission to pay the costs from the 2005-2006 Budget. Commissioner Williams
motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.

A.R.P.C. - D.O.T. PROJECT

Bruce Ballister, of A.R.P.C., appeared before the Board and discussed the D.O.T. 5-year work
program and the liaison roll with District three. He discussed the possible future by-pass
around Port St. Joe with the Highway 98 Corridor, and stated that the Highway 98 Corridor
committee is handling this issue. Mr. Ballister discussed the current work program summary,
and the State highway program request (Stumphole armoring). He stated that requests for the
list can be submitted until September 30, 2006.

DISCOVERY LANE - WINDMARK BEACH

Tom Panaseny, St. Joe Company Project Manager for Windmark Beach, appeared before the
Board and discussed segment one of the Highway 98 alignment, and that the new highway will
open on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore
regarding parking, public restrooms and beach access, Mr. Panaseny stated that the
permanent facility will take ninety days to complete once the new road is opened. Upon inquiry
by Commissioner Traylor, Mr. Panaseny stated that the facilities are going to be constructed
where the old road bed lies, and once the new road is opened the facilities will be constructed.
Tom Panaseny discussed a new road that has been constructed in the St. Joe Shores area,
stating that the new road is named Discovery Lane and the old Highway 98 roadway is named
Watermark Way. <Commissioner Traylor motioned to extend Mr. Panaseny’s speaking time an
additional 6 minutes. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously>.
County Attorney McFarland stated that he will review the D.R.I. regarding the completion
requirements. After further discussion, Commissioner Williams motioned for the County to
assume Discovery Lane, contingent upon receiving a letter from St. Joe Company stating that
the parking lots, restroom facilities, and beach access will be completed within ninety days.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Traylor
voting no.
Commissioner Williams discussed that there will be a meeting with the residents of the St. Joe
Shores area next week to discuss the changes.



AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Patrick Jones appeared before the Board and requested that Eagle Landing Subdivision (18
units) (Jones Homestead) be recognized as an affordable housing subdivision. Commissioner
Williams discussed that the County has no criteria for designating affordable housing, and
requested that C.D.C. Director Dannie Bolden and the Steering Committee establish criteria for
affordable housing. County Attorney McFarland discussed C.D.C. could recommend to the
Board what areas are affordable. Commissioner Williams motioned to designate C.D.C.
Director Bolden as entity that will recommend subdivisions to the Board as affordable housing
subdivisions. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

CORRIDOR AUTHORITY MASTER PLAN

Steve Norris, member of the Corridor Authority, appeared before the Board and discussed that
they are working on the master plan. He discussed the possibility of paving County Road 50
(C.R. 50) from C.R. 386 to C.R. 387, and inquired if this would be agreeable with the Board.
Chairman McLemore discussed the possibility of submitting the Luke Ford Road. Mr. Norris
discussed the criteria for the C.I.G.P. grant includes that it has to alleviate traffic on State
Roads. Chairman McLemore discussed that the County is applying for a grant for Old Bay City
Road. Commissioner Peters motioned to approve Mr. Norris’ recommendation to submit an
application for County Road 50. Commissioner Williams seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.

EARLY VOTING

Commissioner Traylor thanked the volunteers at the Wewahitchka Library for providing early
voting, and requested a letter be sent thanking them for allowing use of the facility.
STONE MILL CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Traylor discussed the grand opening of the Stone Mill Creek Fire Department,
and stated that the fire chief is Michael Bailey. Commissioner Traylor also thanked St. Joe
Company, Gulf Asphalt, and the Warden of Gulf Correctional Institution for their contributions
and help with this facility.

DEAD LAKES PARK

Commissioner Traylor requested permission to advertise that the Dead Lakes Park and road
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will be closed while the ponds are being filled from September 11 through September 20 .
Commissioner Williams recommended that the signs from the Public Works Department be
used on the roadway during the closure. Commissioner Traylor motioned to close the park from
September 11, 2006 thru September 20, 2006. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.

OVERSTREET BOAT RAMP

Commissioner Traylor discussed that the permits have been received for the extension of the
Overstreet Boat Ramp project.

COURTHOUSE ROOF

Commissioner Peters discussed page 32 of the Agenda Packet regarding the Courthouse
Roof, stating that it is time to address this issue. Chief Administrator Butler discussed that the
Courthouse has been leaking for a long time and now the Courtroom is leaking. Chief
Administrator Butler reported that the project is going to be re-bid, and it is to be advertised
within a week or two.

DEMOLITION - KING HOUSE

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Barnes, regarding demolition of the King house, County
Attorney McFarland discussed the possibility of handling this issue under the new Building
Codes with the condemnation process. County Attorney McFarland also stated that they will
have further information by the next meeting.

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT PROJECTS

Commissioner Barnes discussed scheduling of the Maintenance Department projects, and
requested that the projects be coordinated through Chief Administrator Butler.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

Commissioner Barnes reported that he has received calls regarding drainage problems, and
there are crews out working on these issues.

ROAD PAVING
Upon inquiry by Chairman McLemore, Michael Hammond of Preble-Rish, Inc. appeared before
the Board and discussed that he has compiled the proposed district road paving list. After
further discussion, Commissioner Williams motioned to proceed with individual district lists and
prioritize all others. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Chairman McLemore voting no.

SURVEYING ( C.I.G.P.)

Chief Administrator Butler discussed surveys needed to apply for C.I.G.P. for C.R. 50, and
surveys needed by Commissioner Traylor. Commissioner Traylor motioned to proceed with
obtaining these surveys. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.




4 / 10-HOUR WORK DAYS

Chairman McLemore discussed adopting a policy regarding 4 / 10-hour work days on a six
month trial basis. County Attorney McFarland discussed that there will have to be a
Memorandum of Understanding with the Union. After further discussion, Commissioner Traylor
suggested that Chairman McLemore and Chief Administrator Butler work together and bring a
recommendation back to Board.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Commissioner Williams discussed Economic Development and Affordable Housing and
recommended the Board hold a workshop on these issues.

WHITE CITY TOWN HALL MEETING

Commissioner Williams discussed that he held a town hall meeting in White City, and stated
that Florida Fish and Wildlife turned down the grant application for the bulkhead funding.
Commissioner Williams motioned to meet with the engineers regarding this project.
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

HIGHLAND VIEW PARK / FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Williams discussed that the Parks Committee is meeting on a regular basis,
and stated that additional land is needed to relocate the fire department next to the park (cannot
be on the park property). He discussed a .66 acre exchange with St. Joe Company for this
project.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Commissioner Williams discussed three (3) lots owned by the County at Beacon Hill which
could be designated for affordable housing for E.M.S., fire department, sheriff’s office,
teachers, or other public servants. Commissioner Williams motioned for C.D.C. Director
Dannie Bolden to review these lots for use as affordable housing. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Commissioner Williams stated that a
workshop needs to be scheduled on this issue.

DONNIE BRAKE PARK F.R.D.A.P.

Commissioner Williams discussed that the deadline to apply for the F.R.D.A.P. grant for
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Donnie Brake Park is September 15 . He also stated that the Park is under a twenty-five year
lease, and needs to be extended to a thirty-year lease. Commissioner Williams discussed that
he has met with the St. Joe Company on this issue. Commissioner Williams motioned to
extend the lease to a thirty-year time frame. Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.


LIDAR TECHNOLOGY

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, Planner Richardson stated that N.W.F.W.M.D. is
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scheduled to meet on September 14 regarding L.I.D.A.R. technology. Commissioner Williams
reported that this is for the flood zone remapping.

AMERICUS AVENUE DITCH

Commissioner Williams discussed that the environmental study on Americus Avenue Ditch
and repairing ditch on a permanent basis, stating he will notify residents that this affects.

WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Williams motioned for White City Fire Department to advertise to receive sealed
bids for air packs. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

ORDINANCES

Upon inquiry by Commissioner Williams, County Attorney McFarland discussed that the sign
ordinance and the garbage ordinance issues need to be scheduled for a workshop.

IMPACT FEES

Commissioner Williams discussed the implementation of impact fees and discussed delaying
collection of the impact fees. Patricia Hardman appeared before the Board and discussed that
the market is in bad shape at this time, and discussed postponing or tiering the impact fees.
County Attorney McFarland discussed that the ordinance has been adopted, and the ordinance
process would have to be changed to postpone or tier the impact fees.

DISCOVERY LANE

Bill Stitt, of White City, appeared before the Board and inquired about the Discovery Lane road
acceptance in Windmark to St. Joe Shores (public road). Commissioner Williams discussed
that there will be designated parking for the public to have access to the beach.

AMERICUS AVENUE DITCH

Commissioner Traylor discussed the Board needs the estimate on Americus Avenue ditch
before the road paving priority list is completed. Commissioner Williams discussed that the
estimate will be received as soon as possible from the engineers.

U.S. HIGHWAY 98 CHANGE LANES / HOSPITAL

Doug Kent, Gulf County Health Department Administrator, appeared before the Board and
requested that change lanes for the new Hospital be submitted to Bruce Ballister of A.R.P.C.
as a request for the D.O.T. Five-Year Plan, and also recommended that Chief Administrator
Butler submit a letter to Mr. Ballister on this issue. Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve
this recommendation. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

RED FISH STREET

Raymond Wood, of Highland View, appeared before the Board and inquired about the paving of
Red Fish Street. Commissioner Williams reported that the road was ready, but the rain has
caused some problems. Commissioner Williams stated he will contact G.A.C. on this issue.

Raymond Wood, of Highland View, inquired about dump trucks traveling on Red Fish Street.
Commissioner Williams discussed that he has not received complaints on the dump trucks, but
has received complaints regarding log trucks on Red Fish Street. <Commissioner Traylor
motioned to extend Raymond Wood an additional 3 minutes of speaking time. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously>. Commissioner Williams stated that
the log trucks are the only issue that has not been resolved on Red Fish Street.

BUTLER BAY ROAD

Raymond Wood, of Highland View, appeared before the Board and inquired about the Butler
Bay Road. County Attorney McFarland stated that Butler Bay Road still remains a County road.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Planner Richardson discussed that on the last Comprehensive Plan submittal that the County
is an Area of Critical Economic Concern, and stated that if the Board recognizes the Capital
Improvements projects it will increase and the County can avoid the twice yearly submittal.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve this recommendation. Commissioner Williams
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
There being no further business, and upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did
then adjourn at 8:10 p.m., E.T.


                                                   CARMEN L. MCLEMORE
                                                   CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK


                               PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA

                                 SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

                          FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners met this date in special budget session
with the following members present: Acting Chairman Bill Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters, Jr. <entered at 5:05 p.m.>, and Jerry W. Barnes.
<Chairman Carmen L. McLemore was absent>.

Others present were: County Attorney Timothy McFarland, Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk
Finance Officer Carla Hand, Clerk Executive Administrator Towan Kopinsky, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Ben Guthrie, G.I.S. Coordinator Scott Warner, Grant Writer
Loretta Costin, Human Resources Director Denise Manuel, and Planner David Richardson.

Acting Chairman Williams called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting did then recess at 5:03 p.m., E.D.T.

The meeting reconvened at 5:08 p.m., E.D.T.

2006-07 PROPOSED BUDGET

Upon request by Acting Chairman Williams, Clerk Norris made the following report to the
Board:

1.    The proposed County-wide millage rate based on the tentative budget changes is
      4.6371 which is 3.4954 in the General Fund and 1.1417 in the Fine & Forfeiture
      Fund (5.6259 aggregate), each dependent fire district is at .5000, and the M.S.T.U.
       rates are 4.4000 Gulfside and 1.6000 Gulfside Interior which is a 10.04% increase
       over the 2005-2006 Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of 5.1128.

2.     The major reason for the proposed increase in the budget is creation of two (2)
       M.S.T.U.s (11.19%) at Cape San Blas.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Upon call for public comment, none was received.




RESOLUTION - 2006-07 COUNTY-WIDE MILLAGE RATE

Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following resolution adopting a County-Wide
Millage Rate of 4.6371 (3.4954 - General Fund / 1.1417 - Fine & Forfeiture Fund), and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion. After discussion by members of the Board
and staff, the motion passed unanimously (4-0).

                       RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
                                  NO. 2006-33

       WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida on this date
intends to adopt a Resolution setting forth the budget for the fiscal year 2006-2007; and

       WHEREAS, for proper funding of said budget, it is necessary to levy an ad valorem tax
upon the taxable property within the County;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:


       1.     That the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida does hereby
              adopt a millage rate of 4.6371 mills to be levied County-Wide upon the taxable
              property within Gulf County, Florida, to be levied against the 2006 property rolls.

       2.     That the Current Year Aggregate Millage Rate of 5.6259 mills is a 10.04 percent
              increase over the Current Year Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of 5.1128.

       3.     That copies of this Resolution be spread upon the public records of Gulf County,
              Florida.
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     THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006 by 4
Commissioners voting “yes” and 0 Commissioners voting “no”.
(End)

RESOLUTION - 2006-07 COUNTY-WIDE BUDGET

Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor, second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board adopted the following resolution adopting the official County-Wide budget for
2006-07 ($13,460,985.00).



                           RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
                                   NO. 2006-34

       WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, after due
consideration for the needs of the people of said County, has ascertained the amount of funds
required for a budget for the 2006-2007 fiscal year; and

       WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has given due notice as required by
law, and held public hearings allowing all citizens a chance to be heard;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

        1.    That the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida does hereby
              adopt the budget as contained in Exhibit “A” attached hereto as the official
              budget for the fiscal year 2006-2007.

        2.    That copies of this Resolution containing said budget be spread upon the public
              records of Gulf County, Florida.
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     THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006 by 4
Commissioners voting “yes” and 0 Commissioners voting “no”.

(End)

RESOLUTION - 2006-07 DEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT MILLAGE RATES

Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board adopted the following resolution adopting a Millage Rate of .5000 for each
Dependent Special Fire District.

                        RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
                                   NO. 2006-35

        WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida on this date
intends to adopt a Resolution setting forth the budgets for the Dependent Special Fire Districts
for the fiscal year 2006-2007; and
       WHEREAS, for the proper funding of said budgets, it is necessary to levy an ad valorem
tax upon the taxable property within the County;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:


       1.      That the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida does hereby
               adopt the following millage rates for the Dependent Special Fire Districts:


                      .5000 for the St. Joseph Fire Control District
                      .5000 for the Tupelo Fire Control District
                      .5000 for the Overstreet Fire Control District
                      .5000 for the Howard Creek Fire Control District

       2.      That copies of this Resolution be spread upon the public records of Gulf County,
               Florida.
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       THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006, by 4
       Commissioners voting “yes” and 0 Commissioners voting “no”.

       (End)

       RESOLUTION - 2006-07 DEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT BUDGETS

       Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by Commissioner Barnes, and
       unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board adopted the following resolution adopting the official
       Dependent Special Fire District budgets for 2006-07 (St. Joseph Fire Control District -
       $1,096,607.00 / Tupelo Fire Control District - $55,819.00 / Overstreet Fire Control
       District - $41,140.00 / Howard Creek Fire Control District - $15,421.00).

                            RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
                                    NO. 2006-36

             WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, after
       due consideration for the needs of the people of said County, has ascertained the
       amount of funds required for a budget for the 2006-2007 fiscal year; and

              WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has given due notice as
       required by law, and has held public hearings allowing all citizens a chance to be heard;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:


       1.      The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, does hereby adopt
               the budgets as contained in Exhibit “A” attached hereto as the official budgets
        for the Dependent Special Fire Districts for the fiscal year 2006-2007.

2.      That copies of this Resolution containing said budgets be spread upon the
        public records of Gulf County, Florida.
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     THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006, by 4
Commissioners voting “yes” and 0 Commissioners voting “no”.

(End)


RESOLUTION - 2006-07 MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT MILLAGE RATES

Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following resolution adopting the Millage
Rates for the Gulfside and Gulfside Interior M.S.T.U.s., and Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion. The motion then passed 3 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting
no.

                 RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILLAGE LEVY
                            NO. 2006-37

       WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida on this
date intends to adopt a Resolution setting forth the budget for the Municipal Service
Taxing Units for fiscal year 2006-2007; and

       WHEREAS, for proper funding of said budget, it is necessary to levy an ad
valorem tax upon the taxable property within the County;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

1.      That the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida does hereby
        adopt the following millage rates for the Municipal Service Taxing Units:

               Cape San Blas Gulfside              4.4000
               Cape San Blas Gulfside Interior     1.6000

2.      That copies of this Resolution be spread upon the public records of Gulf County,
        Florida.
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     THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006 by 3
Commissioners voting “yes” and 1 Commissioner voting “no”.

(End)

RESOLUTION - 2006-07 MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT BUDGETS
Commissioner Barnes motioned to adopt the following resolution adopting the official
M.S.T.U. budgets for 2006-07 ($1,219,929.00 - Gulfside / $441,404.00 - Gulfside
Interior), and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion. The motion then passed 3 to
1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.

                    RESOLUTION ADOPTING BUDGET
                            NO. 2006-38

      WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, after
due consideration for the needs of the people of said County, has ascertained the
amount of funds required for a budget for the 2006-2007 fiscal year; and

       WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has given due notice as
required by law, and has held public hearings allowing all citizens a chance to be heard;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

1.     The Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida, does hereby adopt
       the budgets as contained in Exhibit “A” attached hereto as the official budgets
       for the Municipal Service Taxing Units for the fiscal year 2006-2007.

2.     That copies of this Resolution containing said budgets be spread upon the
       public records of Gulf County, Florida.
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     THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED this the 18 day of September, 2006, by 3
Commissioners voting “yes” and 1 Commissioner voting “no”.


There being no further business and upon motion by Commissioner Peters, the meeting
did then adjourn at 5:18 p.m., E.D.T.


                                            BILL WILLIAMS
                                            ACTING CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:

REBECCA L. NORRIS
CLERK

				
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