Board of County Commissioners

Emergency Special Meeting

Monday, March 29, 2021

5:00 p.m.


Present:               Brenda Holt, Chair, District 4

Dr. Anthony “Dr. V” Viegbesie, Vice Chair, District 2

                                Eric Hinson, District 1

                                Kimblin NeSmith, District 3

                                Ronterious “Ron” Green, District 5

                                Edward J. Dixon, County Administrator

                                Clayton Knowles, County Attorney

                                Marcella Blocker, Deputy Clerk

                                Hannah Pope, Clerks Office

                                Leslie Steele, Public Information Officer



  Commissioner Viegbesie called the meeting to order at 5pm. Then he led the invocation and pledge of allegiance



Due to COVID-19 and the efforts of the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners to continue the practice of social distancing, Commissioners want to continue to hear from citizens under the Citizens Requesting to be Heard section of the agenda.

If citizens have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email and anticipate receiving a response within 48 hours.

The Board of County Commissioners would like to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility during this time.


  V read the above statement. There were no citizens wishing to be heard.








Approval of Approval of Federal Legislative Community Projects Request to be Submitted for Gadsden County (Edward J. Dixon, County Administrator)

   Dixon introduced the agenda item. Ms. Dilworth is coming before to make comments.

   PIO stated that she was not available via zoom.  

A.  City of Midway, Florida (Septic to Sewer Project)

      Motion Hinson/V

  Dixon stated that in 2015 city of midway did a study for sewer system. This is for growth. 40million dollars

        Hinson stated that this motion is for item a and b.

 Motion passed 5-0

B.  City of Midway, Florida (Expansion of Eugene Lamb, Jr. Recreation Center for COVID and Emergency Preparedness)

  Dixon stated use the community center for emergency preparedness. The total is 3

C.  City of Quincy, Florida (The Quincy North Star Legacy Communities-Women Entrepreneurship Project)

  Mr. Charles Hayes stated that this program will help women to help.

75 thousand dollars


Passed 5-0


   Dixon stated a point of order. Ribbon cutting at Hutchinson ferry. Right in front of the country club. Speeding to closing projects.


  Hinson asked if anyone responded to the email from FCI.

Dixon stated that we didn’t respond and that FCI is scheduled for the next agenda.

  chair asked what the workshop is about before the next regular meeting.

Dixon stated Tech and Granicus.

Hinson is there a way to have a workshop on broadband.

Chair asked is there anyway to squeeze it in.



   Knowles said its reasonable notice. At least by 24-48 hours.

Hinson we need time to discuss. Just killing at one time.

Chair put it on for next Wednesday

V is that a workshop or meeting

Hinson emergency meeting. May have more discussion

Chair get it to where you could talk on it. That it could be challenged.

Hinson it doesn’t affect. Put it in the democrat. Next Thursday.

Chair when its off of the regular meeting people complain. Whatever the board decides.

V which

Hinson made a motion for a special meeting on Wednesday April 7 2021. Seconded by Green.

Dixon set the time for 6 pm.

Motion Passed




   V/Hinson to adjourn

5:25 pm 





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