Development Council performance discusses

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 09:59 AM.

“What we need is some go-getters,” said Sasnett. “Young, intelligent and willing to work.”

County Attorney Jeff Goodman recommended that the commissioners hold a workshop with the development council after the last new member is appointed and had “time to settle in” and discuss roles, responsibilities and goals.

“It’s important that the board encourages things to get moving,” said Merchant. “Get them on helping our businesses and to bring new businesses in.”

The board approved of Merchant’s request to start their mosquito spraying immediately.

“We’ve already started getting complaints about mosquitoes,” said Merchant. “I know we said we’d start around May 1 to mid May, but can’t we start immediately? We’ll retain the same six-month period, we’re just starting early.”

The commissioners also approved signing Proclamation Viva Florida 500, recognizing the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on Florida’s coast in April 1513.

The board also agreed to fight the new legislative Medicare county cost, which would push their payments from $280 a year to $1,700, which is a 62 percent increase.

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