BOCC Regular Meeting – April 2, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 2, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 2, 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:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 111164-111284

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,402,496.95

ROAD

77,297.73

TRANSPORTATION

4,401.37

911

14,000.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

457.17

EMS

24,690.46

FIRE

35,680.19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

5,785.11

CDBG

16,000.42

UTILITIES

338.78

CAPITAL PROJECTS

23,262.76

LANDFILL

15,638.88

TOTAL  $ 1,620,049.82

 

 

JORDAN & ASSOCIATES

 

Jeffrey Winter gave an update to the Board of the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program stating there have been issues between one of the homeowners and the contractor assigned to this project.  Mr. Winter reported to the Board the contract documents for this project will be terminated and the next lowest contractor will be notified to finish the project.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM / LEVY COUNTY FAIR

 

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

 

Norma Myers requested Board approval of Proclamation 2013-19 recognizing Levy County Fair Week, April 8, 2013 through April 14, 2013.  Ms. Myers invited the Commissioners to attend opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 11th at 5:00 P.M.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-19 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 

Bobby Cahal

Presenting Annual Revenue Sharing check.

 

Mr. Cahal presented an Annual Revenue Sharing check in the amount of $135,413.89 which reflects the distribution of Goethe State Forest receipts for fiscal year 2011-2012.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Swearing in of those wishing to speak for or against the items listed below was done by Atty. Brown.

 

Atty. Brown asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with any of the petitioners.  Comm. Stevens[1] and Comm. Joyner[2] stated they both had communication with petitioners.

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

  1. FP 1-13, Croft Land Surveying representing Venetta Anderson, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of “Nishia Village”, a residential subdivision located in NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 4, Township 13 S, Range 19 E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 8.02 acres more or less and will consist of four (4) 1 acre lots and one 3.62 acre lot.  The zoning designation is “RR-2” Rural Residential – 2 and the land use ID is “LDR”, Low Density Residential.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of FP 1-13, a Final Plat of “Nishia Village”.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve FP 1-13, a Final Plat of “Nishia Village”, as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. FP 2-13, Croft Land Surveying representing Michael Suzanne Tobin, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of “Dragon’s Lair”, a residential subdivision located in the NE 1.4 of Section, Township 12 S, Range 18 E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 20.01 acres more or less and will consist of two (2) 10 acre lots.  The zoning designation is “A/RR”, Agriculture/Rural Residential.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of FP 2-13, a Final Plat of “Dragon’s Lair”.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve FP 2-13, a Final Plat of “Dragon’s Lair”, as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Ordinance 2013-02; providing that the Levy County Code be amended by amending Section 50-134 of such code; providing for the new Levy County Wind Speed Maps and establishing the exact locations of the applicable Wind Speed lines for each risk category; providing for authority; providing for severability; providing for notice; providing for repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of Ordinance 2013-02 which establishes the new Levy County Wind Speed Maps.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against the Ordinance presented.  Those who spoke were:  Bill Lake and Sylvia McCullar.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Ordinance 2013-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Ordinance 2013-03; approving a rezoning for Darryl Diamond, rezoning 4 acres more or less located in the Inglis Municipal Service District, Levy County, Florida, from Commercial (C) Future Land Use map designation to Neighborhood Commercial (C-2), Petition CZ 2-12; providing an effective date.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Ordinance 2013-03, rezoning for Darryl Diamond in the Inglis Municipal Service District from Commercial (C) to Neighborhood Commercial (C-2), Petition CZ 2-12.  Mr. Corbitt stated the Planning Commission recommended denial.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against the Ordinance presented.  Those who spoke are listed below:

 

For                                                       Against

Greg Younger                                       Claudia Keiser

Michael Lamb                                      Sylvia McCullar

Bill Lake                                               Steve Anderson

Bob Obert

Robert Kelly

 

Members of the audience, Renate Cannon and Michael White also spoke regarding this Ordinance.

 

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Ordinance 2013-03 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  The votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                                                      No

Comm. Stevens                                    Comm. Meeks

Comm. Johnson                                    Comm. Joyner

Comm. Bell

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:56 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:08 A.M.

 

 

PRESENTATION TO ROB CORBITT

 

Comm. Bell presented Mr. Corbitt with a plaque honoring him for his years of service as the Director for Building & Zoning.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum

Request Expenditure of Chapter 126 funds.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval for the expenditure of Chapter 126 funds in the amount of $12,000 for the Levy County Prevention Coalition, a county-wide drug prevention and education program.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the expenditure of Chapter 126 funds in the amount of $12,000 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-12, adopting government/municipal/public funds authorizing resolutions for deposit accounts with Drummond Community Bank and Capital City Bank; authorizing Chair or Vice-Chair to execute future banking resolutions that conform to the existing banking resolutions and that contain the County Commissioners, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the Chief Deputy Clerk as agents; authorizing Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk to invest in intergovernmental investment pools.

 

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Shipp Board approval of Resolution 2013-12, adopting government/municipal/public funds authorizing resolutions for deposit accounts with Drummond Community Bank and Capital City Bank; authorizing Chair or Vice-Chair to execute future banking resolutions that conform to the existing banking resolutions and that contain the County Commissioners, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the Chief Deputy Clerk as agents; authorizing Clerk and Chief Deputy Clerk to invest in intergovernmental investment pools.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-12 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-17, designating Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. as an approved institution under the Deferred Compensation Plan as restated by Resolution 2011-50, and previously restated by Resolution 2001-05; confirming the continued appointment of the Plan Administrator.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Shipp Board approval of Resolution 2013-17, designating Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc. as an approved institution under the Deferred Compensation Plan.  Mr. Moody introduced Jimmy Cason with Investment Planning, Inc. who spoke to the Board.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-17 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LINDA EVANS & JILL HAZARD

 

Request paving of SE 114 Avenue in Steeplechase Farms Subdivision, Morriston, Levy County.

 

Linda Evans and Jill Hazard spoke to the Board requesting paving of SE 114th Avenue in Steeplechase Farms Subdivision.  It is currently on the paving list, but due to increased traffic, the condition of this road has deteriorated rapidly.  Ms. Evans and Ms. Hazard requested the Board move this road up on the paving list.

 

Comm. Stevens responded there are criteria for roads to be placed on the paving list and the Road Department is working as quickly as possible with the money available for paving on each road in the order it was placed on the list.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

County Coordinator, Fred Moody

  1. Presenting Revised Proposal for Road Maintenance Assessment Program Update.

 

Mr. Moody presented the Revised Proposal for Road Maintenance Assessment Program Update as prepared by Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A.  The total amount for professional services is $17,875.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the revised Proposal for Road Maintenance Assessment Program Update as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Presenting update on RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meeting; April 9th, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the Levy County Courthouse.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board of the first RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meeting which is scheduled for April 9th, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at the Levy Courthouse.

 

  1. Presenting update for the George T. Lewis Cedar Key Airport improvements; Public Meeting April 2, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street.

 

Mr. Moody stated there is a Public Meeting this evening at the Cedar Key Community Center regarding the George T. Lewis Cedar Key Airport improvements which he will be attending.  Items to be discussed are:  the moving of CR 470 by 25 feet which is the taxi runway and the fencing of the property.

 

 

 

  1. Presenting update from the North Florida Broadband Authority meeting March 27, 2013.

 

Mr. Moody presented an update to the Board from the North Florida Broadband Authority meeting he attended on March 27, 2013 in Fanning Springs.  At the present time, there are still nine (9) cities and seven (7) counties a part of the North Florida Broadband.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 A.M. in the County Commission room in the Madison County Annex.

 

  1. Request Board Direction/date for the Public Meeting on proposed changes to alcohol sales hours.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction/date for a Public Meeting on proposed changes to alcohol sales hours.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to hold a Public Meeting May 7th at 6:30 P.M. to hear input from the public regarding proposed changes to alcohol sales hours.

 

  1. Request Board direction for Impact Fee Study RFP; received two (2) responses, one received late via UPS at 2:15 P.M. on 3/26/2013.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction regarding responses received for an Impact Fee Study RFP.  Two (2) had been received; the second was delivered 15 minutes late on the due date of 3/26/2013.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to have Mr. Moody contact the bidder which had submitted their RFP for the Impact Fee Study on time and disregard the one received late.

 

  1. Presenting a request from Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center, Inc. requesting the Board donate the Raleigh voting precinct building to their organization.

 

Mr. Moody presented a request from Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center, Inc. for the Board to donate the Raleigh voting precinct building to their organization.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve donating the Raleigh voting precinct building to Miracle Vision Outreach Center, Inc. with the condition the recipient will be responsible for moving the building.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request Board approval for SCOP Application; Small County Outreach Program grant application for C40A (SE 193 Place), Levy County, Florida.

 

  1. Request Board approval for SCOP Application; Small County Outreach Program grant application for C434 (NE 60 Street), Levy County, Florida.

 

  1. Request Board approval for SCRAP Application; Small County Road Assistance Program grant application for LCR 549 (SE 180 Avenue/SE 42 Place), Levy County, Florida.

 

  1. Request Board approval for SCRAP Application; Small County Road Assistance Program grant application for LCR 335A, Levy County, Florida.

 

  1. Request Board approval for CIGP Application; County Incentive Grant Program grant application for C345/C347 (NW 30 Avenue/SE Place).

 

  1. Request Board approval for CIGP Application; County Incentive Grant Program grant application for C341 (NW 60 Avenue), Levy County, Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the above listed grant applications to the Florida Department of Transportation for road improvements in the county.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve submitting the above listed SCOP, SCRAP and CIGP Grant applications as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of the Service Agreement with Suwannee River Economic Council for Transportation Services, January 1 thru December 31, 2013.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement with the Suwannee River Economic Council for Transportation Services for January 1 thru December 31, 2013.  This allows them to provide transportation services to the Senior Centers located in Chiefland and Williston.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with the Suwannee River Economic Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Requesting Chairman’s signature to formally thank Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for their donation of three (3) fire trucks.

 

  1. Requesting Chairman’s signature to formally thank Marion County Fire Rescue for their donation of three (3) fire trucks.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign thank you letters to be sent to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion County Fire Rescue for their donation of fire trucks to the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the thank you letters as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to waive the short list/interviews and select the sole proposal for EMS Management and Consultants negotiation for EMS billing.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of EMS Management and Consultants and to and waive the short list/interviews as they were the only firm to respond to the RFP for EMS billing.  He requested the Board allow himself, Atty. Brown and Mr. Moody to enter into negotiations with this company and to bring an Agreement back at the next Board meeting for approval.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to waive the short list/interviews and select EMS Management and Consultants as requested for EMS billing.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board approval for the Chairman to sign the ICOM America Services and Equipment Agreement with inclusion of the optional products and services.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign the ICOM America Services and Equipment Agreement including the optional products and services.  This contract will provide a narrowband compliant VHF two-way paging and radio system meeting the Florida Department of Management Services’ recommendation from December 20, 2006 to upgrade the existing system improving reliability and performance.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman to sign the ICOM America Services and Equipment Agreement including the optional products and services as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sally Price, President of the Inglis Commission spoke from the audience asking Mr. Knowles and the Board how to get Board approval to start negotiations for Inglis to become a Levy County Fire Department and to talk to the Sheriff regarding their services.

 

Atty. Brown advised Ms. Price to have the Town’s Fire Commissioner or staff member make contact with Mr. Knowles and Sheriff McCallum.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported he will be attending the Florida Association of Counties Commissioners training beginning tomorrow in Tallahassee.  If anyone has concerns he will relay this information.

 

Comm. Joyner reported the Suwannee River Livestock Fair and Show was a success this year.

 

Comm. Bell informed everyone the Chiefland Centennial Celebration will be this weekend.  Events will begin on Friday.  Coming up next weekend is the Cedar Key Arts Festival as well as the Levy County Fair.

There were two new applicants seated for the Tourist Development Council: Bruce Wilson from Cedar Key and Daryl Kirby from Williston.

Comm. Bell also stated there is still a vacancy on the local RESTORE Act Board for the “Job Creation” seat.

 

Comm. Stevens informed everyone there will be a benefit clay shoot for the Williston FFA coming up next month.  The Tri-County Pregnancy Center will be doing a fundraiser at the end of this month.  More information will be provided as it gets closer to these events.

 

Atty. Brown stated information to the Board regarding Progress Energy.  Regarding the Progress Energy Petition, the Atomic Safety Licensing Board issued their order in favor of Progress Energy.

 

Mr. Moody stated he will be attending a meeting of the Gulf Coast Consortium on Friday in Tallahassee.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:30 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 


[1] Comm. Stevens ex-parte communication

[2] Comm. Joyner ex-parte communication