BOCC Regular Meeting – February 22, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 22, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 103977-104107

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

          98,399.30

ROAD

        506,798.13

SHIP

          19,883.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

          26,312.21

COURT FACILITIES

                 71.56

PROGRESS ENERGY

               227.68

EMS

          33,378.32

FIRE

            7,021.83

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               124.03

UTILITIES

            2,752.34

ADD COURT COSTS

            1,355.78

CAPITAL PROJECTS

               264.03

LANDFILL

          75,909.66

TOTAL $     772,497.87
CASHIER CHECK

     4,250.00

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Joe Renaudo, Fire Dept

A.    Request approval to accept a Department of Forestry owned tanker from Marion County Fire Rescue.

 

Joe Renaudo, who spoke on behalf of Rick Bloom requested Board approval to accept a Department of Forestry owned tanker from Marion County Fire Rescue.  This tanker will replace the tanker in Gulf Hammock.

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the tanker from Marion County Fire Rescue as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Teal Pomeroy, Mayor

A.    Discussion of Silent 911 System

 

Mr. Pomeroy spoke of concerns by the City ofChieflandregarding the proposed 911 fee increase to the cities.  He asked the Board what their plans were regarding the proposed spending increase in the 911 system.

Comm. Stevens stated a proposal has not yet been presented to the Board.  He stated when the proposal comes before the Board, each of the municipalities would be given an opportunity to express their concerns before a decision is made.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

MayorLakeof the Town ofInglisspoke to the Board and stated he also had concerns of the proposed 911 system, but is now aware this had not yet come before the Board.  He stated the 911 service at this time is satisfactory without a new system.

 

Constance Greenlee spoke to the Board regarding concerns she has with the No Parking signs on CR 318.  She stated these signs were originally placed at the request of the residents in the area and are no longer necessary.  Ms. Greenlee asked what the procedure would be to have them removed?

Comm. Stevens stated they will check to see if there was any Board action at the time when the signs were installed.  If there was no Board action when the signs were placed at the location in question, they may be removed, but if Board action was taken, the Board would need to make the decision to remove them.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Amended Amendment to Lease Agreement between Yankeetown/Inglis Woman’s Club andLevyCounty.

 

Mr. Moody presented an Amended Amendment to Lease Agreement between Yankeetown/Inglis Woman’s Club for Board approval.  There was an addition to provide the Woman’s club with a key to the area the air conditioning/heating unit is.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Amended Amendment as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Proposed adoption of Resolution 2011-07 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of portions of roadway as requested by Petitioner, William R. Coutts, Jr.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented proposed adoption of Resolution 2011-07 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of portions of roadway as requested by Petitioner, William R. Coutts, Jr. for Board approval.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-07 to schedule a Public Hearing as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request permission to place LCR 494 (NW 92Ct.) in Chiefland Golf and Country Club on paving list.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to place LCR 494 (NW 92Ct.) in Chiefland Golf and Country Club on the paving list.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES

 

C.     Present to the Board the Changes/Additions to the Tentative 5-year Work Program.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented to the Board the Changes/Additions to the Tentative 5-year Work Program.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Deferred Payment Loan.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board Approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Austin F. Ratchford in the amount of $16,133.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew reported she had attended the Rural Economic Development Summit inSt. Augustineand stated it was very informative.

 

Comm. Bell reported he had also attended the Rural Economic Development Summit inSt. Augustineand after speaking with the Governor, they would appreciate local feedback on who would be the right person to fill the vacant seat.

 

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone the Williston FFA will be holding a fundraiser on March 5th at Rhino Outdoors and invited everyone to attend.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:25 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:04 A.M.

 

 

WORKSHOP

 

LAKE-SUMTER EMS

 

A.    Jim Judge, Executive Director, Lake-SumterEMS-“When to Call 911” Program.

 

Mr. Judge gave a powerpoint presentation to the Board of how to educate the public on when to call 9-1-1.  The “When to Call 911” public awareness/education campaign was implemented by Lake-Sumter EMS in 2007.  The program focuses on providing the community with educational information on when it is appropriate and inappropriate to call 911.  Its goal is to provide the public with strategies to use in the case of a medical emergency, and to reduce the use of emergency resources in non-emergency situations.

Mr. Judge explained the dispatchers taking the 911 calls are trained to use a “Priority dispatch system”, which can be used to prioritize 911 calls.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:21 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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