Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2576FY0001

North CentralFlorida  Regional Fairground/Conference Center












Paula Arnold


Madison County Board of County Commission











Project Title:

North CentralFlorida  Regional Fairground/Conference Center

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 9:00:44 PM












Richard Mitchell














Statewide Interest:

Promotion of facilities for agricultural services impacting a 6-county regional arena.













Madison County Board of County Commission


Paula Arnold


PO Box 539

Contact Phone:

(850) 973-3179



Madison 32341

















Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor














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Project Description:








The primary purpose will be to provide a facility for fairground and 4-H events including the Annual Livestock Show.  The proposed facility will replace an existing arena that is over 40 years old and does not meet current safety standards or handicapped accessibility standards.  The existing facility would also require major renovations and asbestos abatement for continued utilization.  The proposed facility would provide an opportunity for the North Central Florida Region for a conference center, meeting facility, and special events building that would encourage agricultural activities and provide a safe environment for promoting agricultural entertainment and education for this region.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






A safe and desirable facility that will allow the continuance of our 4-H agricultural program, as well as, meeting a need for a conference and educational training center within this region.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?






Agriculture And Consumer Services, Department Of, And Commissioner Of Agriculture

Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






40 year old building, has asbestos products and will need to be demolished











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Madison County Commission


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