BOCC Regular Meeting – August 6, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 6, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 6, 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. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112370-112571

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,271,713.49

ROAD

154,002.28

SHIP

12,300.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

17,551.06

TRANSPORTATION

9,563.81

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

25.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.32

EMS

25,098.88

FIRE

157,219.18

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

312.43

UTILITIES

1,315.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

5,975.50

ADD COURT COSTS

6,743.86

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

70,418.40

DEBT SERVICE

542,923.75

CAPITAL PROJECTS

30,830.63

LANDFILL

74,677.71

TOTAL   $ 2,395,054.67

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 16, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 16, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

INGLIS RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

Ruth A. Ruppert

Request traffic assistance for upcoming parades.

 

Ruth Ruppert spoke to the Board requesting assistance in regard to road closures for the Trail of Trunk Treats in October and the Annual Christmas Parade on December 21st in Inglis.

 

Comm. Bell advised Ms. Ruppert to contact the Sheriff’s Department for the Trail of Trunk Treats in October, however, action by the Board is required for assistance with the Christmas Parade in December.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to permit the closure of a portion of SR 40 and North Inglis Avenue for the Christmas Parade as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner.  The compensation amount for the District Medical Examiner’s services and University’s Faculty Physician support services, non-physician support personnel services and for facility usage is $53,009.04 annually.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for the proposed Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the proposed Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $39,500.  The purpose of this is to update the current Impact Fee Program for transportation and roads.  The Impact Fee Program will now include fire and transportation facilities.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $39,500 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discussion and direction of the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board discussion and direction regarding the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key adopted in 2007.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus for the Board Office to prepare and send a letter to the City of Cedar Key outlining questions and concerns by the Board regarding the Interlocal Agreement.

 

  1. Discussion and direction regarding the County’s Utility Rates.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board discussion and direction regarding the County’s Utility Rates.  The current utility rates are $8.88 for University Oaks and $1.99 per 1,000 gallons used.  The rate for Manatee is $25.00 which includes 8,000 gallons.  At these current rates, the water systems do not pay for themselves.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus for the Board office to compile water rate information to bring back to the Board.

 

  1. Request approval of USDA Lease Extension from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the USDA Lease Extension in Bronson from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.  The office has downsized by the relocation of the Farm Service office to Gilchrist County resulting in a reduction in rent.  The annual rent will now be $16,458.16 at the rate of $1,371.51 per month.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the USDA Lease Extension as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

Request approval for 2014 County Holidays.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of the proposed 2014 County Holidays as listed below:

 

New Years Day                                   Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Day                        Monday, January 20, 2014

Good Friday                                         Friday, April 18, 2014

Memorial Day                                      Monday, May 26, 2014

Independence Day                                Friday, July 4, 2014

Labor Day                                            Monday, September 1, 2014

Veterans Day                                       Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving                                         Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014

Christmas                                             Thursday and Friday, December 25 & 26, 2014

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the 2014 County Holidays as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

James Shield, Office Manager

Request approval of Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School Transportation for upcoming school year August 21, 2013 – May 30, 2014.

 

Mr. Shield requested Board approval of the Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School and Levy County Transit for the upcoming school year, August 21, 2013 – May 30, 2014.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

  1. Request approval of Annual Plan of Service for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

  1. Request approval of Five Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Annual Plan of Service for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and the Five Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 as required for State Aid.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Annual Plan of Service and the Five Year Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Brasher reported to the Board the Library had not yet received the donation of computers from the College of Central Florida as she had reported previously.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request approval of submitted revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying signature by Levy County Board of County Commissioner’s Chair.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying signature of the Board Chairman.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying the signature of the Board Chairman as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-35 authorizing the execution of a Small County Outreach program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the widening and resurfacing of C326 also known as 78th Place (Shellmound Road) in Levy County, Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-35 authorizing the execution of a Small County Outreach Program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the Widening and resurfacing of C326, Shellmound Road.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-35 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners of Levy County, Florida and Mills Engineering Company for the years 2013-2014.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners and Mills Engineering for the fiscal year 2013-2014.  The compensation for Consultant is on an hourly basis at the rate of $95 for Principal Engineer and other services are at the rate of salary times 3.0.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners and Mills Engineering as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract.  The Addendum is for the widening and resurfacing of C326 from the end of pavement to LCR 347.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee also reported to the Board he had been contacted by Debbie Dalberg with the State Bridge Inspection Team and was informed in 2016-2017 the three (3) bridges in Cedar Key will be in the program for replacement.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval to increase not-to-exceed amount of fees for Nabors, Giblin, and Nickerson, P.A. for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, flow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal, form $6,750 plus costs to $13,250 plus costs, and authorize County Attorney to sign an amendment letter to NGN approving increase.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to increase the not-to-exceed amount of fees for Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson, P.A. and authorization for Atty. Brown to sign a letter amending the prior proposal agreement.  The requested increase amount is $6,500 bringing the total fee costs to $13,250.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the increase of $6,500 in the not-to-exceed fees for Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson, P.A. and authorization for Atty. Brown to sign the letter amending the prior proposal agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported the BHS Football Team was featured in the most recent Florida High School Football magazine.

 

Comm. Bell

  1. Request appointment of Billy Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval to re-appoint Mr. Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board as he had expressed an interest in serving on the Board again.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Billy Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request appointment of Drinda Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval to appoint Ms. Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Drinda Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Update on the proposed Levy County Nuclear Plant.

 

Comm. Bell reported to the Board of the recent decision made by Duke Energy to terminate the agreement with Westinghouse for licensing with the NRC for the nuclear permit, however they are still working on the local licensing which should take two to three years.  At the end of this time period they will reconsider their pursuit of licensing with the NRC.

 

Comm. Bell also informed everyone sometime this fall there will be an announcement of the placement of a Natural Gas Plant.  Comm. Bell stated it is his understanding Crystal River had made the short list of possible locations.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:53 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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