BOCC Regular Meeting DECEMBER 6, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 6, 2016

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 6, 2016 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. Matt Brooks

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
Interim County Coordinator – Wilbur Dean

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:03 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. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER 125808-125926
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,427,378.92
ROAD 46,572.16
SHIP 3,048.09
TRANSPORTATION 15,444.02
911 40,046.09
COURT FACILITIES 52.00
EMS 9,092.92
FIRE 3,056.68
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 241.82
UTILITIES 117.68
LANDFILL 6,846.83
TOTAL   $ 1,551,897.21
EFT PAYMENT   $      18,300.01

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

A.  Wilbur Dean, Interim County Coordinator requested Board approval of Ordinance 2016-05 for the adoption of Procurement Regulations for Procurements funded by Federal Grants.

Atty. Brown read the Ordinance title into public record.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the item presented.

Renate Cannon asked questions and was answered by Comm. John Meeks.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Ordinance 2016-05 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.  Bill Hammond, Development Director requested Board approval of Hardship Variance 16-02 for Robert Gosselin.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was any ex-parte communication regarding this item.  There was none stated.

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against this item.

A question was asked by Sallie Ann Collins and answered by Mr. Hammond.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Hardship Variance 16-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

BUILDING AND ZONING

Bill Hammond, Development Director requested a date be scheduled for a Public Hearing for Levy Stone, an application for a Special Exception for a mine in the Morriston/Montbrook area.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to set a date for the Public Hearing at the next regular Board meeting.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Atty. Brown reminded the Commissioners to keep track of any ex-parte communication regarding this item.

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – 911 ADDRESSING

Mike West, 911 Addressing requested Board approval to purchase two (2) MapFlex Servers with West Professional Services and CenturyLink labor out of 911 Carry-Forward Funds.  This project is to refresh the single server used for E911 Mapping to two (2) servers for redundancy.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase two (2) servers as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – DR. PETER FREDERICK

Dr. Peter Frederick gave a brief presentation to Commissioners about a new University of Florida $8.3 million Oyster Restoration Project approved for Levy County waters which will take place in Suwannee Sound over an eight (8) year period.  This project is supported by monies from RESTORE funds, but does not compete with county funding sources.

 

Those in the audience speaking regarding this item were Renate Cannon and Sallie Ann Collins.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

TRANSIT

Connie Conley, Director requested Board approval of the following Resolutions for Grant Applications:

Resolution 2016-076 authorizing the signing and submission of a Section 5339 Grant Application with supporting documents and assurances for fiscal year 2017.  This Grant application is for Capital assistance and the requested amount is $145,854.00 which will be used to purchase two (2) buses at 100%.

Resolution 2016-074, authorizing the signing and submission of a grant application and supporting documents, certifications and assurances for fiscal year 2017.  This Grant application is for Operating assistance and the requested amount is $500,000 at 50%.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolutions 2016-76 and 2016-74 for Grant Applications as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

Matt Weldon, Director requested Board approval of the new estimate from Marlin Marine for repairs to Waccasassa Channel Markers.

Rob Davis of Preble-Rish, Inc. explained the amount of the estimate increased after closer investigation of damages by $8,500.00.  The total estimated cost for replacement of the Channel Markers and repairs after Hurricane Hermine is now $33,500.00.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the increase of $8,500 for Channel Marker replacement and repair to be done by Marlin Marine as requested.   Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/ROAD DEPARTMENT

Comm. Rooks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning the Road Department as requested by Mrs. LaLonde.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mrs. LaLonde stated at the last meeting Casey Duquette was instructed to assist with Wilbur Dean, Interim County Coordinator and Atty. Brown to present a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation as a result of their request for the Board’s approval and Chairman’s signature on an Application for National Highway System Change.  This would update the 11.823 mile segment of US 41 from the Marion County Line to US 27 Alt. to be classified as “rural principal arterial-other”.  The letter Mrs. LaLonde presented requests action be taken by the Florida DOT regarding placing traffic control devices at the intersections of US 41 and CR 326 and US 41 and CR 323.  This request is made as a result of numerous accidents at these intersections recently.  If and when the Board receives some positive feedback regarding the methods for addressing the safety concerns in the area, and any benefits or definitive proposals for improvements derived from the Application for reclassification, the Board will be able to adequately consider providing support to the Application.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the letter with the Chairman’s signature to be sent to the Florida DOT as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager requested Board approval to purchase plastic drain pipe for Cedar Key Mobile Home Village as a result of flooding issues created by Hurricane Hermine.  An estimate was provided by HD Supply Waterworks in the amount of $8,214.80

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the purchase of drain pipe from HD Supply Waterworks as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Anne Bast Brown requested direction from the Board regarding regulations governing applications, processing and issuance of development permits or other approvals or regulations for medical marijuana use, cultivation, processing, transport, or dispensing, including direction for preparation of moratorium on issuance of such permits.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to set a moratorium on issuance of permits or other approvals or regulations regarding medical marijuana in Levy County for nine (9) months.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Audience members speaking regarding this item were:  Robert Jordan, Renate Cannon.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Brett Beauchamp reported to the Board there has been a new Ag. Deputy named, Bubba Wells.

Mayor Weiss invited everyone to the Inglis/Yankeetown Boat Parade coming up on December 17th.  The Inglis Christmas parade will be this Saturday at 4:00 P.M..

Mayor Weiss stated Inglis had received several donated sewing machines from A-1 Sewing Machines for an after school program.

Scott Lippman announced there will be a “Cookie and Milk with Santa” event on December 22nd in Williston at 6:00 P.M.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. John Meeks requested direction and appointments for Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the upcoming year.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Comm. John Meeks as the Chairman of the Board.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appoint Comm. Rock Meeks as Vice-Chairman.  Comm. John Meeks passed the gavel to Vice-Chairman, Comm. Joyner and made a second to the motion.  The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Department/Committee Appointments                      Board Appointments

Ag. Center – Comm. Joyner                                            Canvassing Board – no appointment needed at this time

Animal Services – Comm. Rooks                                    Co. Agent Advisory Board – Comm. Joyner

Courthouse Space – Chairman John Meeks               FL Leaders Organized for Water – Comm. Rock Meeks

Development (B & Z) – Comm. Joyner                         Nature Coast Business Dev. Council – Comm. Brooks

Emerg. Mgmt. – Chairman John Meeks                       Nature Coast State Trail – Comm. Rock Meeks

Finance/Insurance-Chairman John Meeks                  Nature Coast Oyster Alliance – Comm. Rooks

Human Resources – Chairman John Meeks               NFEDP Board of Directors – Comm. Brooks

Legal – Chairman John Meeks                                      RESTORE Act/Gulf Consortium – Chairman John Meeks

Library – Comm. Rooks                                                   Small Co. Board of Directors – Chairman John Meeks

Maintenance/Construction – Comm. Brooks                                                                Comm. Rooks

Parks/Mosquito – Comm. Rock Meeks                       Tourist Development Council – Chairman John Meeks

Planning – Comm. Brooks                                            Transportation Disadvantaged – Chairman John Meeks

Plat Review – Comm. Brooks                                                                      Alternate – Comm. Brooks

Public Safety – Chairman John Meeks                       Value Adjustment Board – Chairman John Meeks

Road Department – Comm. Rock Meeks                                                               Comm. Joyner

Solid Waste/Landfill – Comm. Rooks                          N. FL Regional Planning Council – Chairman John Meeks

Transit – Chairman John Meeks                                   Workforce Connection – Comm. Brooks

Veterans – Chairman John Meeks

Water/SHIP – Comm. Rock Meeks

 

Comm. Brooks made a motion to approve the above listed Commissioner assignments.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks announced there will be a tour of the lighthouses of Cedar Key Saturday.  This is an all-day event and there will be boats to transport people to the lighthouses.

Comm. John Meeks stated he had attended the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference along with Comm. Rooks and Comm. Brooks this past week highlighting some of the items which were discussed.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item as requested by Comm. John Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks stated the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference is scheduled for February 25th – March 1st in Washington D.C. and requested the Board pay the cost of his registration and stated he is paying for his travel expenses.  Comm. John Meeks stated he serves as a member of the Community Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the expense of registration for the conference as requested by Comm. John Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner announced the Christmas Cantata at the Church of God will be on December 17th and 18th beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Comm. Rooks announced the “Santa Clam” Boat Parade will be at 5:00 P.M. in Cedar Key on December 17th.

Comm. Brooks reported of his attendance in Orlando this past week of the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference and stated he will begin his 18 month Certified County Commissioner training.

The meeting recessed at 10:57 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M.

 

RFQ INTERVIEWS

The following Engineering Firms presented proposals to the Board in order to be selected to the Library of Engineers which the Board will utilize according to what each firm specializes in:

Mittauer and Associates, Inc.

Dewberry, Preble-Rish

Amec Foster Wheeler

Jones Edmunds

DRMP, Inc.

CHW Professional Consultants

Passero Associates

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:07 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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