BOCC Regular Meeting – April 16, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 16, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

  111285-111447

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

397,544.60

ROAD

47,697.14

NSP

205,628.76

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

82.40

TRANSPORTATION

51,023.10

COURT FACILITIES

37,433.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

853.11

EMS

52,037.80

FIRE

58,434.74

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

993.03

UTILITIES

1,559.16

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

CAPITAL PROJECTS

138,696.59

LANDFILL

77,572.84

TOTAL    $ 1,070,134.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on March 19, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on March 19, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY – EMS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANTS, INC.

 

Kim Stanley, Chief Compliance Officer

Presentation of EMS Billing Services to provide Medical Billing and Collections Services.

 

Ms. Stanley spoke to the Board explaining how their office will handle the Medical Billing and Collections Services for Levy County.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Requesting Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for Levy County to enter into a Billing Services Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. to provide Medical and Billing and Collections Services.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Billing Services Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants, Inc.  This is a three (3) year agreement which includes provisions for replacement hardware on the transport units to facilitate the transmission of data to EMS/MC.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature on the Billing Services Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. pending review by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board action on the Medical Director “Request for Proposals”.

 

Mr. Knowles requested action from the Board on the Medical Director “Request for Proposals”.  The Proposals received which met the minimum qualifications are listed below:

 

Kim Landry, MD, FACEP, FAAEM                            $85,000 annually

Robert Spindell, DO                                                     $32,000 annually

Michael A. LoGuidice, Sr., MBA, FACOEP                $63,600 annually

UF Dept. of Emergency Medicine &

Gainesville Emergency Medicine Assoc.                      $49,950 annually

 

The Board agreed by consensus to shorten the list to three (3), excluding the proposal from Kim Landry, MD, FACEP, FAAEM for $85,000 and agreed to set up interviews after the next regular Board Meeting on May 7th beginning at 1:30 P.M. for the remaining applicants.

 

 

  1. Requesting Board approval for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment from Ten-8 Fire Equipment on quote Q133085 dated March 27, 2013.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment from Ten-8 Fire Equipment in the amount of $137,450.99 per quote dated 3/27/13.  This is essential safety equipment which will replace and standardize SCBA equipment at all County Fire Stations.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment from Ten-8 Fire Equipment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request for direction for Appointment of a Levy County “Public Representative” to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFCAA), Inc., Board of Directors.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction for the appointment of a Levy County “Public Representative” to the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. Board of Directors.  Lenore Jones had been representing the “Public Sector” for Levy County and has now resigned from this position.  Mr. Moody informed the Board this appointment does not have to be immediate.  The appointed person would need to serve from April, 2013 to September, 2013.

  1. Update on George T. Lewis Airport Improvements.

 

Mr. Moody gave updated information to the Board regarding improvements to the George T. Lewis Airport.  He stated he attended a Public Meeting on April 2nd in Cedar Key and there was a great deal of input from residents regarding fencing of the airport property and moving the roadway.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

  1. Recommendation to purchase potable water tanks.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase four (4) potable water tankers.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Absolute Innovations, Inc.                                 $22,820

Allied Manufacturing, Inc.                                 $25,580

Portable Tank Group                                        $23,330

 

Mr. Johnson recommended making the purchase from Absolute Innovations, Inc. in the amount of $22,820 and stated the funding will come from their EMPG Grant.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to purchase four (4) potable water tankers from Absolute Innovations, Inc. for $22,820.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Adoption of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan by Resolution 2013-20.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-20 adopting the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-20 adopting the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Requesting to accept donation of computers and keyboards from the College of Central Florida and Work Force, to be used in Public Libraries.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval to accept the donation of computers and keyboards from the College of Central Florida and Workforce.  These computers and keyboards will replace the systems currently in use at the Public Libraries.  Ms. Brasher introduced to the Board three individuals supportive of the Library system in Levy County:  Russell Wells, Marilyn Ladner and Rusty Skinner.  Ms. Ladner and Mr. Skinner are a part of the donation of computers.

 

Marilyn Ladner also spoke to the Board explaining how the donation from the College of Central Florida and Work Force came about.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request permission to bid drilling and blasting services for the Gulf Hammock Pit, Levy County, FL.

 

Mr. Greenlee request Board approval to bid drilling and blasting services for the Gulf Hammock Pit.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Road Department’s request to bid drilling and blasting services for the Gulf Hammock Pit as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson asked Ms. Ladner if she had any information regarding the Chiefland campus of the College of Central Florida.  Ms. Ladner responded they should know about funding on May 3rd.

  1. Approval of Addendum to the Consulting Engineering Contract for resurfacing of LCR 464 from SR 121 to US 41/SR 45.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Addendum to the Consulting Engineering Contract for resurfacing of LCR 464 from SR 121 to US 41/SR 45 which specifically includes the indemnification clause for the project to the Consulting Engineer Contract which was executed as of August 21, 2012 by the Board.  This project has been funded by FDOT with a SCRAP grant.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Addendum to the Consulting Engineering Contract for resurfacing of LCR 464 from SR 121 to US 41/SR 45 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Recommendations from the Levy County Tourist Development Council (TDC) for three (3) vacant positions to the TDC.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented recommendations from the Levy County Tourist Development Council for the following vacant positions:

 

Largest Municipality Seat – Williston                 Councilman Jack Screws, Jr.

At-Large Seat                                                              Daryl Kirby, Kirby Family Farms, Williston

At-Large Seat                                                              Bruce Wilson, Flying Fish Airboats Adventures

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the recommendations as listed above for the three (3) vacant positions to the TDC.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen reported to the Board the recent Levy County Fair was a success as was the Cedar Key Arts Festival.  She then informed everyone of the Wild Hog Canoe Race and the Nature Coast Challenge, a kayak fishing tournament coming up soon.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson let everyone know the Wild Hog Canoe Race Mrs. McQueen spoke of will be on April 27th and benefits LARC.  The Chiefland FFA Rodeo will be on April 19th & 20th at the Latoma Ranch outside of Chiefland.

Comm. Johnson reported he was in Tallahassee for the Legislative Session and will be going back this week if anyone has concerns they would like addressed.

 

Comm. Meeks stated he had been to Tallahassee attending a Florida Association of Counties training session and was also there for Legislative Day which was very informative.

Comm. Meeks reported of the recently attended North Florida Broadband meeting and stated it was a more positive meeting.

 

Comm. Bell stated the Chiefland Relay for Life will be on April 27th and run from noon on Saturday until 6:00 A.M. on Sunday morning.

Comm. Bell reported he attended the first local RESTORE Act meeting last week.  There is one position for the “Job Creation” seat still open.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:02 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                                 Chairman, Ryan Bell