BOCC Regular Meeting – February 16, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 16, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 16, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Rooks moved to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

CHECK NUMBER

    100315-100472

FUND

            AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

123,760.63

ROAD

159,702.03

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

1,828.68

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

46.53

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

18,881.07

TRANSPORTATION

1,150.32

911

0.00

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

9,750.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

6,902.04

EMS

278,579.61

FIRE

55,519.61

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,608.00

UTILITIES

1,021.60

DRUG TASK FORCE

3,000.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

1,528.32

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

131,612.50

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

62,734.98

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $         857,625.92

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held February 2, 2010 were presented for approval.  Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

VFW

 

Ivan Chubb

A.     Presentation.

 

Mr. Chubb and Jack Hudson presented a certificate of appreciation to Susan Haines and thanked her for her work with the VFW.

 

 

GOETHE STATE FOREST

 

Bobby Cahal, Goethe State Forest

A.     Presentation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

 

Mr. Cahal presented the Board with a Revenue Sharing check in the amount of $58,199.75 for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

 

KING ROAD MINE

 

Mr. Feldhusen, Yankeetown, Florida

A.     King Road Mine, Attorney Response on Question/Comments Test Pit Reclamation.

 

Mr. Feldhusen spoke on behalf of Mr. Jack Schofield of Yankeetown, Florida, as Mr. Schofield could not be present.  Mr. Feldhusen read a letter from Mr. Schofield to the Board.  In his letter, Mr. Schofield referred to a letter written back in November, 2009, addressing concerns about Special Exception Use Permit SE 3-05.  Issues in the letter were referred to Atty. Brown and the letter today is requesting clarification on the response given in Atty. Brown’s memorandum dated January 5, 2010.

Atty. Brown stated she had already addressed the issues. Comm. Drew also responded to questions raised in the letter.  Comm. Rooks stated she is in favor of following Atty. Brown’s recommendation at this time to do nothing anything at this time.

Comm. Drew made a motion to enforce the terms of Special Exception 3-05.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Drew made a motion refer this to a third party independent mediator.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Bell stated the Board would take no further action at this time.

A member of the audience, Mr. Lineberger asked Mr. Corbitt about a letter from the BOMR regarding Special Exception 3-05.  Mr. Corbitt responded Special Exception 3-05 was for prospecting and not for mining, therefore a letter would not exist.

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS

 

William Lake, Mayor

Town of Inglis

A.  The Dissolution of the Town of Inglis and its Effects on Levy County.

 

Mr. Lake spoke to the Board regarding the possibility of the dissolution of the Town of Inglis and its effects on Levy County.

Evan Sullivan spoke on behalf of Sheriff Smith.  He stated the Sheriff’s Department is obligated to take over the Inglis Police duties if they dissolve, but Sheriff Smith wanted to go on record as not wishing to do so.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Robert Blackburn spoke regarding the condition of NE 120th Terr.  He stated the road had been scheduled for resurfacing previously, but the date had to be moved.  He asked the Board to move this road up on the list to be resurfaced.

Mr. Greenlee explained the Road Department has to go by a list of roads approved for resurfacing.  The roads are worked on in the order they are approved unless directed to do otherwise and funding must also be available in their budget.

Comm. Johnson stated since this road is in his district, he would be out to check the road this afternoon.

Michael Peters and Michael Andrew White both spoke regarding the agenda item of the dissolution of the Town of Inglis.  Comm. Rooks responded and addressed their concerns.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proposed Recreation Funds Policy and Guidelines.

 

Mr. Moody spoke regarding the proposed Recreation Funds Policy and Guidelines as provided in the Board members packets. Comm. Bell pointed out things she had questioned previously not addressed in guidelines as presented, such as the youth leagues providing the Board with a Form 990.

Comm. Rooks requested a change in the wording of requesting a purchase order before goods are to be ordered.

Comm. Stevens requested to add what Comm. Rooks had questioned and bring the policy back at the next Board meeting.

 

B.     List of Surplus Items for Auction.

 

Mr. Moody stated the Surplus Auction is set for March 27, 2010.  He presented a list of surplus items for sale to the Board members.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the surplus list.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request from Bronson Community Church for Equipment.

 

With the Boards permission, Bronson Community Church and the Vision Christian Academy or any other churches and any non-profit organizations will be able to view items before the final list is prepared for auction.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Modification to State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Agreement extending the expiration date.

 

Mr. Johnson requested a modification of the SHSGP expiration date, extending it from May 31, 2010 to June 1, 2010.  Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the modification extending the expiration date.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Modification to Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance (EMPA) Base Grant Agreement Amount.

 

Mr. Johnson requested a modification to the EMPA base grant agreement amount.  He explained this amount is part of their operating funds from the State.  The original annual agreement amount is $102,724.00.  The remaining amount is $33,252.99, which is from the 2008-2009 Federal Management Performance Grant (EMPG Funds).  This is the Federal portion of their operating funds, which showed up late in the fiscal year.  The State is asking for this amount to be rolled over into the current year.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the modification.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell announced the meeting regarding exotic animals had been postponed from March 2, 2010.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she would be at meeting tomorrow in Franklin County regarding FWC proposed rule changes.

 

Comm. Drew announced on February 27th from 1:00-3:00 PM Cynthia Barnett will be speaking at the Yankeetown Library about her new book “Blue is the New Green.”

 

Rob Corbitt gave update on Dr. Suzanne Billiar, DVM, an applicant requesting a time extension.  They did not withhold Code Enforcement and will be appearing in court April 13th at 9:00 AM.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:39 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell