BOCC Regular Meeting – February 18,2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse 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

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

 

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

114513-114674

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

70,588.78

ROAD

69,935.63

SHIP

20,855.91

PAL LIBRARY

40,235.33

TRANSPORTATION

5,097.62

COURT FACILITIES

44.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

691.10

EMS

29,421.23

FIRE

29,412.73

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

6,379.78

UTILITIES

95.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

2,570.00

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

DEBT SERVICE

58,123.75

CAPITAL PROJECTS

36,148.29

LANDFILL

5,407.96

TOTAL  $    375,585.82

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on February 4, 2014 were presented for Board approval.  – TABLED –

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Felicia Serafino spoke to the Board regarding Dana Fields giving directions to the Living Waters Life Center using 63rd Lane as their main access road.  This is an easement which is privately owned and maintained.  The approved right of way, SE 123rd Terrace had been improved by the Road Department.  Ms. Serafino requested assistance from the Board to prevent 63rd Lane from being used as the access road for those going to the church.

 

Atty. Brown advised Ms. Serafino this is not something the Board can enforce and encouraged her to consult with an Attorney regarding legal rights and action which could be taken.

 

Comm. Bell encouraged Ms. Serafino to speak with the Clerks in the Civil Department of the Clerk’s Office for further assistance.

 

Diana Child spoke on behalf of the Tri-County Community Resources, which is a group of organizations helping people in need.  She informed the Board they are in the process of establishing a Community Resource Center in Chiefland which will serve the citizens of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie County.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval to adopt Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue beginning at the South right-of-way boundary of SE 78th Street (a/k/a Hunters Run) and continuing approximately 700 feet Southward to its terminus at the Southern boundary of the Fox Grove Farms Subdivision, as requested by petitioners, Lon and Nancy Borolla

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for against the petition as stated.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request approval and Chair signature on amendment to the Smart 911 Services Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on the Smart 911 Services Agreement Amendment.  The amendment reflects a change in the final three (3) years of the Agreement from $5,000 per year to $3,000 per year.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Smart 911 Services Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

KEVIN LAW

 

Request permit fees to be waived or reduced for mobile home already permitted.

 

Mr. Law stated a mobile home has been on his property for over 10 years and all fees were originally paid.  He has now decided to move in and has been made aware of permitting fees totaling $2,713.55 which must be paid.  He asked if the fees could be waived or reduced.

 

Mr. Hammond and Comm. Bell explained the situation of the original fees collected and what they covered.  Comm. Bell stated the Board cannot waive or lower the fees.

 

 

 PREBLE-RISH, INC.

 

Alan Wise, Senior Project Manager

Discussion of Waccasassa Channel Markers findings and presenting options for the next steps.

 

Mr. Wise of Preble-Rish, Inc. presented Waccasassa Channel Markers findings and options for the next steps to the Board.  He stated there was a grant which could be applied for through FWC called the Florida Boating Improvement Program.  This is a 75% local match grant.  It could be used for the expense of replacing the channel markers.

In the past, they have successfully been able to use local boating improvement funds which are collected from vessel registrations.  These funds can be applied as a match for the grant.  Mr. Wise requested:

 

  1. Permission to move forward with the grant application process.
  2. Replace channel markers which are missing or
  3. Re-establish and place all channel markers accurately, which will include a notice to mariners

 

 

An estimated cost to only remove and replace the 13 missing or damaged channel markers would be $40,000.  The estimated cost to re-establish and place all 25 channel markers correctly would be $55,000.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to give authority to Preble-Rish, Inc. to submit a grant application with the review of Atty. Brown and Mr. Moody through the FWC called the Florida Boating Improvement Program and to use the county’s local boating improvement funds; authorize Preble-Rish, Inc. to re-establish and place the 25 channel markers in the proper location as requested.   Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

  1. Request County Commission’s consideration of a motion accepting a proposal by GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc. to provide construction documents related to subsurface remedial measures (i.e. excavate and replace soils) and construction of a modified drain field and septic tank system located at 11811 SE 197th Place to include preparation of a survey and a legal description of the encroachment of the project into the existing County Row.  This motion should be contingent on written approval by FDEO.

 

  1. Request the County Commission’s consideration of a motion accepting a proposal by GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc. to provide construction documents to perform construction monitoring for the drain field installation program.  This motion should be contingent on written approval by FDEO.

 

Mr. Vanzant reported to the Board the results of required field tests and modeling processes done by GSE at the Tarafa site.  The report indicated a non-mound drain-field system with a minimum 1,400 square foot area should adequately accept and process household flow.  Mr. Vanzant requested Board acceptance of a proposal by GSE to provide construction documents related to subsurface remedial measures and construction of a modified drain field and septic system at the Tarafa home location.  The fee listed by GSE in the proposal is a lump sum of $3,815 and $650 per day for construction monitoring up to five (5) days.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Addendum to Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering & Consultants, Inc. with construction monitoring services totaling $3,815 and $650 per day up to five (5) days.  Additional days over five (5) would require approval of Mr. Moody.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of annual assessment programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste, and EMS assessment services.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Annual Assessment Programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste and EMS assessment services as prepared by Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson.  Their professional fees are listed below:

 

Fire Protection                         $10,000

Road Maintenance                   $  8,000

Solid Waste                              $  7,500

EMS                                         $10,000

 

Total                                        $35,500

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Annual Assessment Programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste and EMS assessment services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to dispose of surplus property at County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to dispose of surplus property at the County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  An updated list was given to the Commissioners for their review.  Included in the sale is a 1 acre parcel of land in Gilchrist County located near the Livestock Market and will be sold online.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the request to dispose of surplus property at a County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval for purchase of new copy machine.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of a new copy machine for the Development Department.  Listed below are the three quotes received:

 

Sharp MX-414n                                   $6,427

Toshiba 4555c                         $4,553

Ricoh MPC4503                      $5,553

 

Mr. Hammond recommended approval of the Toshiba 4555c, the lowest bid.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a Toshiba 4555c copier for the bid amount of $4,553 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase eight (8) 6000 psi air storage cylinders.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase eight (8) 6000 PSI air storage cylinders for a total cost of $10,120 from Channel Innovations Corporation to replace existing cylinders.  Mr. Knowles stated the purchase has been budgeted.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of eight (8) 6000 PSI air storage cylinders as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant for the addition of a seventh ALS transport unit that is turn-key ready.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase a high fidelity patient simulator and playback system.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase six (6) AED’s.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant to purchase seven (7) mechanical CPR devices.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant for the purchase of seven (7) portable ventilators.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the five (5) above listed 2014 DOH 90/10 Matching Grants.  The items to be purchased and amounts to be paid by the county are:

 

7th Transport Unit                                $21,055.50

Human Simulation Mannequin                        $10,372.00

Six (6) AED’s                                      $  1,760.00

Seven (7) Mechanical CPR Devices     $15,214.40

Seven (7) Portable Ventilators             $  5,870.00

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve items B, C, D, E, and F as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to partner with Community Safety Net.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to partner with Community Safety Net at no cost to the county.  Through this program they will receive posters and books focused on safety education to distribute to children in our community.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the request to partner with Community Safety Net as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request approval for County Deed granting former Judson voting precinct property back to original grantor and others to fulfill the reverter provisions in the original deed to the County.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a County Deed she had prepared granting the former Judson voting precinct to E.T. Usher, Helen H. Usher and Helen H. Usher, LLC in order to fulfill the intent of the reverter clause as stated in the original Deed to the County.  The former Judson voting precinct is no longer needed by the County as a voting site.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the County Deed to E.T. Usher, Helen H. Usher and Helen H. Usher, LLC as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to waive requirements of S 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. for David Pieklik and Leslie Sturmer as members of the advisory board the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board of a situation with two (2) members of the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, David Pieklik and Leslie Sturmer.  Both are employed by those who will be making application for the same grant funds and this creates a voting conflict for Mr. Pieklik.  Ms. Sturmer will not be affected as she is employed by a University.  There are also other applications in which their employers will be in competition creating another type of conflict which is part of the “full and faithful discharge of their duties”.   Atty. Brown requested the Board waive the requirements of s. 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as they may apply to Mr. Mieklik and Ms. Sturmer in their capacities as members of the Committee.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to waive the requirements of s. 112.313 and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to adopt Opinion and Order to Deny Monument Placement Application of Williston Atheists.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board adopt the Opinion and Order to Deny the Monument Placement Application by Williston Atheists.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Opinion and Order to Deny the Monument Placement Application by Williston Atheists as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported there were several individuals from local FFA Chapters placing in the State Fair.  The Chiefland FFA held a Cake Auction this past Friday and was a great success bringing in $6,100.  The Chiefland girls basketball team will be headed to Lakeland on Wednesday to play in the State competition.

 

Comm. Joyner stated he will be giving information soon of the Morriston Baptist Church Beast Feast.

 

Comm. Meeks stated the Bronson FFA Beast Feast and cake auction will be on the evening of Friday, February 28th.  The tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  This Sunday, February 23rd will be the 4th Annual Tommy Dunford Memorial at the AmVets Post 88 in Bronson at 1:00 P.M.  Funds received from the Bar-B-Que dinners sold will go toward a scholarship fund and for improvements around Post 88.  Comm. Meeks reported of the recently attended North Florida Broadband meeting.

 

Comm. Bell

Discussion on NSP3 Project in Chiefland regarding roadwork

 

Comm. Bell stated he had spoken to Bob Williams and Betty Walker from the City of Chiefland regarding an NSP3 housing project which had been completed and is now leased.  The street leading to the area, SW 2nd Avenue is in need of repair.  The City of Chiefland is requesting Road Department assistance on paving a city street, SW 2nd Avenue. Mr. Williams informed Comm. Bell some of the NSP3 money generated from revenues could be used to pay for materials to pave the street.  An estimated cost for the project would be $7,546, and Mr. Greenlee informed Comm. Bell there is paving equipment in the area which could be moved to this location.

 

Kevin Gay of the City of Chiefland offered any assistance which could be utilized as they have some equipment which could be used to complete the paving project.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have Atty. Brown begin the process of documentation required in order for the Road Department to move equipment for paving of SW 2nd Avenue in Chiefland.

 

 

Reminder:  Informational Meeting regarding Community Rating System Classification Numbers at Levy County Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 P.M.

 

Renate Cannon questioned what the Community Ratings System Classification Numbers mean?

 

An explanation was given by Bill Hammond, Building Department Director.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:33 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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