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City Commission Minutes 05-18-2015 (Joint Mtg)
MINUTES
ALACHUA COUNTY/CITY OF HAWTHORNE
JOINT SPECIAL MEETING
MAY 18, 2015
6:30PM

CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Matthew Surrency & Chair Charles Chestnut IV @ 6:30PM

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Moved to adopt the agenda
Motion- Commissioner Pinkoson           Second- Commissioner Hutchinson
Vote 5-0

Moved to adopt the agenda
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard                       Second- Commissioner Roberts
Vote 4-0 (Not present Commissioner Bouie)

WELCOME:  
Mayor Matthew Surrency and Chair Charles Chestnut IV welcomed everyone to the Alachua County/City of Hawthorne Joint Special Meeting.

AGENDA ITEMS:
1.  RESCUE SERVICE
Mayor Surrency- Thanks to Alachua County for partnering with the City of Hawthorne and bringing the fire station back to Hawthorne.  There is a concern with some residents that the ambulance is being used to transport.
Commissioner Hutchinson- All rural communities have the same issue and we are working on getting floating ambulance for that purpose.
Chief Bill Northcut- Rest assured that when the ambulance is out of the station on a transport there is still ALS in the community.

2.  ROAD IMPROVEMENT
Mayor Surrency- The City of Hawthorne is partnering with the County and support the county efforts with improving the roads.
Mr. Lee Niblock, County Manager- Alachua County has a better plan coming to help fix the road the problem.  It will not happen overnight and there is a long process but we are working on it.
Commissioner Pinkoson- Believe he can speak for the County Commission when he says they will not seek any additional sales tax for road improvement in 2016.

3.  SENIOR ISSUES
Commissioner Roberts read a letter which stated the purpose of the letter and passed out a print out of an article on the old health building and read it aloud.  
City Manager Vause questioned the possibility of relocating the old mobile home fire station from Grove Park to be used as the Senior Center in Hawthorne.
Commissioner Hutchinson- The senior program may qualify for the CAPP funding to help with Senior Services in the City of Hawthorne and the Hawthorne area.  There is a meeting on May 29 at the Health Department at 11AM.
Ms. Mildred Upshaw- The seniors need a community center in Hawthorne.  There is a great need.

COMMISSION GENERAL AND INFORMAL DISCUSSION- N/A

CITIZEN COMMENTS- N/A

ADJOURN
Chair Charles Chestnut IV and Mayor Matthew Surrency thanked everyone for coming out to the Joint Special Meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 7:00PM



These minutes are submitted for approval.


                                                                                                
LaKesha H. McGruder, CMC                                Matthew Surrency, Mayor
City Clerk