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BOCC Regular Meeting March 22, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 22, 2016

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 22, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm.  gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

Comm.  made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm.  and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER 123033-123210
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 178,226.49
ROAD 56,250.73
SHIP 33,524.40
PAL LIBRARY 8,839.08
MOSQUITO CONTROL 244.53
TRANSPORTATION 16,289.11
COURT FACILITIES 56.30
EMS 33,216.61
FIRE 21,339.99
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 1,675.62
UTILITIES 2,177.40
ADD COURT COSTS 637.62
IMPACT FEES – PARKS 1,900.58
LANDFILL 29,868.69
TOTAL  $    384,247.15
 

 

MINUTES

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on February 16, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on February 16, 2016 with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Amanda Henderson, President of the Levy County Fair spoke to the Board announcing the Levy County Fair will begin on March 31st with opening ceremonies at 5:00 P.M. running through Sunday, April 3rd.

 

TOWN OF BRONSON

Pamela Whitehead

Request County assistance to administer SCOP Grant.

Ms. Whitehead requested assistance from the Board to administer a Small County Outreach Grant for the Town of Bronson.  The grant covers the paving of Hardee, Blitch and Cobb Streets within the Town limits.

Comm. John Meeks stated Mrs.Whitehurst, the Grants Coordinator had volunteered to assist with administering this grant.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to assist the Town of Bronson with administering the SCOP Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Mike West, 911 Dispatch

  1. Requesting signature on the Rural County Grant application for E911 system maintenance 2016-2017.
  2. Request signature on the Rural County Grant application for additional EMD, EFD licenses.

Mr. West requested Board approval on the Rural County Grant application for E911 system maintenance for 2016-2017 and the Rural County Grant application for additional EMD, EFD licenses.  There are no matching funds required.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Rural County Grant application for E911 system maintenance, 2016-2017 and the Rural County Grant application for additional EMD, EFD licenses as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SHAUNNA LAMB

Requesting to have remaining SHIP loan balance either forgiven or reduced.

Darlene Barnhill requested on behalf of her daughter Shaunna Lamb complete forgiveness or a reduction of Mrs. Lamb’s SHIP loan.  Mrs. Barnhill stated there is pending sale on the home at this time.

After discussion, it was agreed by the Commissioners to consider Mrs. Lamb’s request after the sale has been completed of the home if there is any amount still owed.

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Fred Moody

Request approval for Department of Public Safety to follow the succession plan currently in place until further notice.

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the Department of Public Safety to follow the Succession Plan currently in place until further notice.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the request for the Department of Public Safety to follow the Succession Plan currently in place until further notice as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Those in the audience speaking regarding this item were Kay Gaither and Terry Witt.

 

PLANNING

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request approval of Deferred Payment Loan Agreement, Yadira DeJesus, PA #532.

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Yadira DeJesus, PA #532 in the amount of $19,210.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Yadira DeJesus, PA #532 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Alice Renaudo

  • Request approval from the Board to renew the Extended Service/Annual Maintenance Plan with Priority Dispatch.

Mrs. Renaudo requested Board approval to renew the Extended Service/Annual Maintenance Plan with Priority Dispatch in the amount of $6,336.  This renewal is required to continue the version, software, and protocol updates for Emergency Medical Dispatch and Emergency Fire Dispatch.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the renewal of the Extended Service/Annual Maintenance Plan with Priority Dispatch as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

  • Request approval from the Board to purchase a skid unit from NAFECO for $17,320.58 to replace the skid unit in squad 11.

Mrs. Renaudo requested Board approval to purchase a skid unit from NAFECO in the amount of $17,320.58 to replace the skid unit in squad 11.  Half of the purchase amount will be reimbursable under the Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Grant awarded from the Division of Forestry back in November, 2015.

Questions were asked from the following audience members:  Katie Grajek, Dana Sheffield and Terry Witt.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a skid unit from NAFECO as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

Casey Duquette

  • Request approval of an Adopt-A-Road Agreement with the Litter Busters on CR 337.

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval of an Adopt-A-Road Agreement with the “Litter Busters” on CR 337.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Adopt-A-Road Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

  • Request approval to purchase a mover head (Alamo 60” Machete Rotary Cutter) attachment for $15,342.00.

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval to purchase a mower head (Alamo 60” Machete Rotary Cutter) attachment in the amount of $15,342 from AgPro in Ocala.  This is a sole source provider for the item needed.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of an Alamo 60” Machete Rotary Cutter as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Scott Lipman invited everyone to attend the Williston Church of God’s Easter Cantata which will be this Saturday at 7:00 P.M. and again on Easter Sunday at 10:30 A.M.

Terry Witt questioned if there was anything being done regarding the spouse/supervisor situation at the Department of Public Safety.

Mr. Moody stated there are steps being taken to ensure there is no conflict within the department regarding this issue.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Andrew Carswell to the Board of Adjustments for a three (3) year term to District 3.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

PLANNING COMMISSION

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to re-appoint Tommy Harper to the Planning Commission for a four (4) year term.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Joyner announced there will be a Sunrise Service at the Morriston Baptist Church this Sunday followed by a community-wide breakfast.

Comm. Rock Meeks reminded everyone the Suwannee River Fair will conclude this week with the sale tommorrow.  The steer show began this morning at 9:30 A.M.  He commended the children in the Tri-County area for their hard work with their swine entries after watching the show last night.

Comm. John Meeks announced the Bronson Church of God will have an Easter egg hunt this Saturday

Comm. John Meeks requested Dr. Rayanne Giddis be appointed as the replacement for Marilyn Ladner in the Higher Education/Institution position on the RESTORE Act committee; re-appoint John Meeks, Leslie Sturmer and Chris Cowart to the RESTORE Act committee; Bruce Wilson will not be appointed, but we are currently seeking his replacement.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appointed as the replacement for Marilyn Ladner in the Higher Education/Institution position on the RESTORE Act committee, re-appointment of John Meeks, Leslie Sturmer and Christ Cowart to the RESTORE Act committee as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

PROCLAMATION

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-06 recognizing April, 2016 as Water Conservation Month as presented by Comm. John Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

In connection with this Proclamation there are events scheduled at the Cedar Key Public Library from April 2nd to May 6th, 2016 focused on the deep connections between Cedar Key and water.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:52 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                  Chairman, John Meeks