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BOCC Regular Meeting October 6, 2015

REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OCTOBER 6, 2015

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 6, 2015 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:

 

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court
County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER   121318-121371
FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,553,781.85
ROAD 4,178.77
PAL LIBRARY 15,349.17
TRANSPORTATION 77.00
911 12,560.17
COURT FACILITIES 492.00
EMS 2,871.26
FIRE 983.72
DRUG TASK FORCE 233.28
LANDFILL 1,107.19
TOTAL    $ 1,591,634.41

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on September 8, 2015 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held September 8, 2015 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bill Hammond, Development Director

Presenting SEP 15-01 Special Entertainment Event Permit application (no alcohol sales) by T Town Concerts/Robert Nichols, Jr. for an event held October 16th & 17th at Bronson Motor Speedway “Country Music Fest/Mud Bog Races”-entertainment will include magicians, fun games for kids, food & drink vendors and country music bands.

 

Atty. Brown administered swearing in procedure for those wishing to speak for or against the proposed Special Event Permit.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was any ex-parte communication by any of the Commissioners.  Comm. John Meeks stated he had ex-parte communication regarding the petition.

 

Mr. Hammond presented Special Entertainment Event Permit application SEP 15-01 for Board approval.  The “Country Music Fest/Mud Bog Races” event will be held at the location of the Bronson Motor Speedway and will include magicians, fun and games for kids, food and drink vendors (no alcohol sales) and country music bands.  The gates will open from 6:00 P.M. on Friday, October 16th and from 1:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

 

Mr. Nichols spoke to the Board regarding the fees to have EMS personnel and units at the event.

 

Chief Knowles spoke and explained the hours and fees charged to T Town Concerts for the event.  The fee total fee could be reduced if the Board chooses by reducing the rate for a non-transport unit.  The original bill is listed at $3,640.  The reduced amount would be $2,730.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed application.  Those who spoke are listed below:

 

Robert Nichols, Jr.                 Kay Gaither
David Knowles                       Wayne Wilson
Dennis Russell                       Dana Sheffield
Lou Elliott Jones                    Terry Witt

 

Questions were asked by Commissioners for clarification of whether or not alcohol would be sold at the event.

 

Mr. Nichols stated the car race scheduled for Saturday evening normally has alcohol for sale during their races, but there would be no alcohol sales at the infield Concert or Mud Racing event, which would be done before the car racing would begin.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the amount of $2,730 to be charged for EMS personnel and units.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve SEP 15-01, Special Entertainment Event Permit application by T Town Concerts, Robert Nichols, Jr. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

A. Request approval of Resolution 2015-48, to accept Construction Easement and Construction/Drainage                      Easement for Persimmon Bend Properties, LLC.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-48 to accept Construction Easement and Construction/Drainage Easement for Persimmon Bend Properties, LLC.  The purpose of this Easement is for the removal of a collapsed storm water drainage culvert; construction and maintenance of replacement storm water drainage facilities in Treasure Camp Addition No. 1.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-48 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.Request approval for yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for yearly Blanket for Utility New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.  The permit is good for one year dating from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A. Requesting approval of Proclamation 2015-47, recognizing the month of October, 2015 as Florida                               Manufacturing Month.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Proclamation 2015-47, recognizing the month of October, 2015 as Florida Manufacturing Month.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2015-47 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval of Resolution 2015-46 certifying that Levy County, Florida meets criteria for reduction of               Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-46, certifying Levy County meets the criteria for reduction of the Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District Fees.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-46 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request approval of the Agreement for Auctioneering Services between Levy County and Atkinson Realty                and Auction.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement for Auctioneering Services between Levy County and Atkinson Realty and Auction.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Agreement for Auctioneering Services with Atkinson Realty and Auction as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

D. Request approval of the Second Amendment to the Third Party Agreement between Levy County and the                 University of Florida Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, M.D. District Medical Examiner Services,                   University non-physician support service and facility use.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Second Amendment to the Third Party Agreement between Levy County and the University of Florida, Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, M.D. District Medical Examiner Services, University non-physician support service and facility use.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Second Amendment to the Third Party Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Request approval of the Board to post Assistant Director Position.  This position will be funded 100% from Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Funds.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval to post the Assistant Director Position stating the position would be funded 100% from Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Funds.  The salary range will be between $42,000-$45,000, depending upon education and experience.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve posting of the Emergency Management Assistant Director Position as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A. Requesting approval of Proclamation 2015-49 identifying the week of October 4th-10th, as Fire Prevention                 Week.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2015-49 identifying the week of October 4th-10th, as Fire Protection Week to raise awareness about fire protection with the slogan “Hear the Beep where you sleep!”

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Proclamation 2015-49 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Requesting approval to purchase two (2) complete sets of extrication equipment from Ten-8, the sole                           source Florida dealer, for $44,821.36.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase (2) complete sets of extrication equipment from Ten-8 which is the sole source Florida dealer in the amount of $44,821.36.  One set will replace old extrication equipment at the Morriston Station and the other will go to the Yankeetown Station.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of (2) complete sets of extrication equipment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Requesting approval to purchase an ice machine and bin from Johnstone Supply for $3,348.83.-TABLED-

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval to purchase a Workgroup Server from Computer Support Resources, Inc. to be used by the Office of the County Attorney in the amount of $3,084.00 to protect data software.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to purchase a Workgroup Server from Computer Support Resources, Inc. in the amount of $3,084.00 to protect data software.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a Workgroup Server as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Kay Gaither thanked Mr. Moody for placement of “No Littering” signs at the recycle trailer near her residence.

 

Sheriff McCallum provided updated information regarding Inmate Medical to the Board.

 

Drinda Merritt stated there will be a Memorial service Thursday at 11:00 A.M. for the bystander who was shot and killed in Inglis last Thursday.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the upcoming Fall Festival at Morriston Baptist Church on October 24th.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to re-appoint Linda Jane Cramer to the Board of Adjustments in the Realtor position.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks reminded everyone of the LARC Ride to Provide on October 24th; the Bronson First Baptist Church will have a Fall Festival on October 24th; the Chiefland First Baptist Church will have a Fall Fun Festival on October 28th

 

Comm. John Meeks reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast also coming up on October 24th at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:29 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:00 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY BUSINESS INCENTIVES PROGRAMS WORKSHOP

 

David Pieklik, Director, NCBD

Mr. Pieklik provided information to the Board regarding the Levy County Business Incentives Program and a proposed Guide and Application.

 

After discussion the Board agreed by consensus an applicant could get points for using local contractors on a construction job if 51% of its contractors were local or 51% of the cost of the project was to be performed by local contractors.

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item regarding the University Oaks Water system.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to make application for Phase 2 funding to continue the improvements to the University Oaks Water system.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve application for Phase 2 funding for the University Oaks Water system as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Reminder:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today at 1:00 P.M. at Fanning Springs EMS Station with Fanning Springs Town Council.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:45 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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