BOCC Regular Meeting – February 21, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 21, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 107280-107402
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

          90,644.04

ROAD

        190,540.69

NSP

                   1.48

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

          17,586.00

TRANSPORTATION

          27,821.68

COURT FACILITIES

                 27.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               300.26

EMS

          31,352.99

FIRE

            4,760.24

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            2,632.90

CDBG

            9,540.00

UTILITIES

            1,807.01

ADD COURT COSTS

            3,462.97

LANDFILL

        116,446.15

TOTAL $     496,923.41

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Michael Sheffield

A.    Sheriff Johnny Smith to discuss Jail Visitation.   – TABLED –

 

Lieutenant Scott Finnen

A.    Request funds from the Court Ordered Crime Prevention Account (fund maintained by the Board) to purchase equipment for DUI checkpoints, $8,061.17.     – TABLED –

 

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

A.    Requesting permission to make application through the 2012-2013 Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant Program for a Dollar for Dollar Matching Advertising Grant up to $5,000.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to apply for a Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant.  This is a dollar for dollar matching Advertising Grant for up to $5,000.  Mrs. McQueen stated they would like to pursue this for next year’s Marketing Budget.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the application of the 2012-2013 VisitFloridaSmall Business Partners Grant Program.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.    Request from the Tax Collectors’ Office regarding 63 parcels with Special Assessment liens from 1986 thru 1989 that were not part of the Uniform Method of Collection and were not part of the Tax Certificate process; request to dispose of lien.     – TABLED –

 

B.     Inglis Public Meeting to be held March 6th, 2012, 6:00 P.M. at theInglisTown Hall regarding decision on dissolving the Inglis Police Department.

 

Mr. Moody stated Property Appraiser Osborn Barker and a Commissioner and himself had been requested by the Mayor of Inglis to attend a Town meeting on March 6th at 6:00 P.M.  The purpose of the meeting will be to allow the residents of Inglis to receive information to make their voting decision on absolving of the Inglis Police Department.

 

The Commissioners agreed they did not wish to get involved in this issue.

 

C.  Update on inmate labor force for recycling.

 

Mr. Moody gave an update on inmate crews for Recycling fromLowelland stated they will be available once the transition is complete and they will be notifying Mr. Moody.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

A.    Presenting a request on behalf of the City of Chiefland requesting Waste Pro be allowed to dump waste generated from the annual Solid Waste Amnesty weekend in the Levy County landfill at no additional cost; planned for May 4 & 5, 2012.

 

Mrs. Blackburn stated the City of Chiefland has requested Waste Pro be allowed to dump waste generated from the annual Solid Waste Amnesty weekend in the Levy County Landfill at no additional cost.  The Amnesty dates are planned for May 4th and May 5th, 2012.

 

RodHastingsstated disposing of all of the hazardous waste would generate a large unbudgeted cost for the County and suggested the City ofChieflanduse a contractor instead.

 

The Commissioners agreed they did not wish to allow this and agreed with Mr. Hastings’ suggestion.

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.  Update on Planning Department.

 

Ms. Neely provided an informational update on Planning Department activities and on aUniversityofFloridaplanning research project.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.    The Department of Public Safety is requesting approval for a Revalidation for Medicare in order to continue to receive Medicare benefits.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Revalidation packet for Medicare in order for the Public Safety Department to continue to receive Medicare benefits.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Medicare Revalidation packet and authorize signatures of Chairman Stevens, Mr. Moody and Mr. Knowles.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported he had recently attended a meeting of FLOW (Florida Leadership Organized for Water).  Comm. Johnson asked of the Board when an Interlocal Agreement is done, if they would come to a consensus or agreement to be members. The Board was in agreement to participate with the group, FLOW.

 

Comm. Drew reported she and Mr. Moody had visited Susan Olsen inMarionCountyin the Purchasing and Procurement Department last week.  They learned of howMarionCountypurchasing procedures are done.

Comm. Drew also shared information of “Rainwater Harvesting” using cisterns, something she had researched online.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked Mr. Greenlee and the Road Department employees for placing the speed bumps along Court Street.  He also asked Mr. Greenlee to extend thanks to the crew trimming along CR 326 stating they were doing a great job.

 

Mr. Moody stated Atty. Brown will have a Local Preference Policy and Special Events Policy ready for review on March 6th and asked if the Board would like to schedule a Workshop following the Regular Meeting.

 

Atty. Brown reported for information to the Board, First DCA ruled in the Yankeetown case regarding Tarmac and denied Yankeetown.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:51 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens