BOCC Regular Meeting – April 7, 2015

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REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 7, 2015

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 7, 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:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 119197-119388
FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,879,333.39
ROAD 301,482.45
SHIP 16,850.00
PAL LIBRARY 16,430.53
TRANSPORTATION 160,849.03
911 11,845.25
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 613.23
EMS 171,512.76
FIRE 7,628.51
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 5,493.36
UTILITIES 8,632.48
DRUG TASK FORCE 985.00
IMPACT FEES – EMS 4,987.00
LANDFILL 18,066.58
TOTAL     $ 2,604,724.57

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval to adopt Resolution 2015-09, a petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of NE 123 Terr., located in Oak Ridge Estates Subdivision, as requested by petitioner, Ellen Corbitt.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-09, a petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of NE 123rd Terrace located in Oak Ridge Estates Subdivision, as requested by petitioner, Ellen Corbitt.

 

Comm. Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for against the petition as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-09 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval to present quote and approval for repair for a John Deere Grader Model #670B.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated he had received a quote for repairs on one of the John Deere Graders from Highland Tractor Company which included parts and labor in the amount of $30,133.11.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the request as presented by Mr. Greenlee to get repairs done to the motor grader.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Robert McCallum

Discussion of transportation costs and reimbursements for federal inmates house at the Levy County Detention Center.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval for the reimbursement of federal inmate transportation costs housed at the Levy County Detention Center.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to allow reimbursement of the Sheriff’s Department for federal inmate transportation costs as requested and going forward without budget amendments.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum announced next week will be National Tele-communicators Week and recognized Donna Capps, Communications Supervisor for the Sheriff’s Department.

 

Sheriff McCallum also announced they are weeks away from have a completely certified medical and fire dispatch staff.

 

 

LYNN SLAUGHTER

 

Follow up on requesting police (Sheriff) Civilian Review Board.

 

Ms. Slaughter referred to her previous request check the road in her neighborhood stating no one from the Road Department had been out to check anything as of yet and the equipment had been moved.

 

Ms. Slaughter requested the Board appoint a Civilian Review Board of the Sheriff’s office.

 

Comm. Joyner advises Ms. Slaughter of numerous Review Boards in Tallahassee available for such a problem, but the Board had no authority to take action on this matter.

 

Comm. John Meeks advised Ms. Slaughter the Board could take no action on her requests.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request permission to advertise for ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR position.  Position has been vacant since April 12, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to advertise for the position of Assistant to the County Coordinator as this position had been vacant since April 12, 2012.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated he would like to change the requirement of Bachelor’s Degree to “recommended or preferred”, not “required”.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to give Mr. Moody permission to advertise for the position of Assistant to the County Coordinator with the change in requirement as stated by Comm. John Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens voted NO.

Ms. Cannon asked if Comm. Stevens would give an explanation for his “NO” vote.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he did not feel it was necessary to fill the position at this time and the money for this salary could be used elsewhere.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1. Request approval to reappoint H. Vaughn Lee and Jeff Edison of District 1 to the Planning Commission, appointment to expire April, 2019.

 

  1. Request approval to appoint David Carter of District 2 to the Board of Adjustments, appointment to expire April, 2018.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Ms. Blackburn Board approval to re-appoint Vaughn Lee and Jeff Edison of District 1 to the Planning Commission, appointment to expire April, 2019.

 

Mr. Moody also requested Board approval to appoint David Carter of District 2 to the Board of Adjustments, appointment to expire April, 2018.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve re-appointments of Vaughn Lee and Jeff Edison of District 1 to the Planning Commission and appointment of David Carter of District 2 to the Board of Adjustments as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to donate one (1) surplus patient module to Gilchrist County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to donate one (1) surplus patient module to Gilchrist County for a training prop.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve donation of one (1) surplus module to Gilchrist County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to accept a donation of a Fire Engine from Dixie County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to accept the donation of a Fire Engine from Dixie County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the donation of a Fire Engine from Dixie County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Michael Gaither spoke of the Sheriff’s Department stating he feels they are doing a good job of protecting and serving the citizens under the current leadership.

 

Albert Reese spoke of a tribute recently done for a War Dog.  He thanked Comm. Rooks and Sheriff McCallum for their attendance of the event.

 

Sheriff McCallum recognized the new Mayor of Inglis, Drinda Merrit and Comm. Pat Tully who were in the audience.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone the Levy County Fair begins this week on Thursday with opening ceremonies at 6:00 P.M.

Comm. Joyner stated the Easter Cantata at the Williston Church of God was very well done.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she attended a meeting on March 30th in Cedar Key with FDOT regarding the bridges.  She stated she invited the DOT spokesperson Mr. Henderson to give an update to the Board.

 

Comm. Stevens invited everyone to a fundraiser golf tournament on May 2nd at the Williston Golf and Country Club for the Levy County Prevention Coalition.

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston FFA will be having their annual fundraiser April 25th at the Whitehurst Lodge.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks announced the Harmony Baptist Association will be hosting a fundraiser golf tournament at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club on April 25th.

 

Comm. John Meeks invited everyone to attend the LARC Wild Hog Canoe Race coming up on April 18th.

 

Comm. John Meeks requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-11 opposing Senate Bill 484, requesting Legislature and Governor to retain existing Florida Regional Planning Council Structure, particularly Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-11 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody reminded the Commissioners of a public meeting coming up next Monday evening in Chiefland at 6:30 P.M. at the Tommy Usher Center regarding ALS.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:32 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:07 P.M.

 

 

TAX ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING

 

Comm. John Meeks called the meeting back to order at 1:07 P.M.

 

Atty. Brown read the title of Ordinance 2015-01 into public record.

 

David Pieklik spoke to the Board regarding the Ordinance.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Ordinance 2015-01 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:39 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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