BOCC Regular Meeting – February 5, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 5, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.  Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 110519-110671

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,131,093.14

ROAD

53,098.62

SHIP

38,989.96

NSP

33,625.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

936.56

TRANSPORTATION

954.44

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

26.30

PROGRESS ENERGY

17,873.99

EMS

7,763.47

FIRE

91,254.33

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,214.44

CDBG

63,643.20

UTILITIES

1,129.47

COMMUNICATION

4,537.37

ADD COURT COSTS

3,192.98

CAPITAL PROJECTS

2,798.13

LANDFILL

24,491.24

TOTAL  $ 1,492,622.64

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on January 8, 2013 and January 22, 2013 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on January 8, 2013 and January 22, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson spoke to the Board announcing the decision of Progress Energy, a subsidiary of Charlottte, NC based Duke Energy to retire the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant facility.

Comm. Johnson also read a portion of a press release which had been e-mailed to him.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Adoption of Resolution 2013-03, approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of the 50 foot right-of-way of NE 17 Avenue (a/k/a Pine Lane) located in Gleason’s Trailer Village as requested by petitioners, Gregory and Pamela Deist.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-03, a petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of the 50 foot right-of-way of NE 17 Avenue (a/k/a Pine Lane) located in Gleason’s Trailer Village as requested by petitioners, Gregory and Pamela Deist.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience who wished to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-03 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval of Resolution 2013-07 authorizing the execution of a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and permitting of erosion control and stabilization for runway 5 end at the George T. Lewis Airport in Levy County, Florida.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-07 authorizing the execution of a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and permitting of erosion control and stabilization for runway 5 end at the George T. Lewis Airport in Levy County, Florida.  Mr. Moody stated this project is slated for completion in November, 2013.  The cost of the project is $29,075 and is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-07 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Direct staff to move forward with approval of appointing new members to the County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, approved by the County Coordinator and return with an Amended Resolution to reflect approved changes.

 

  1. Natalie Thomas – to serve as the member engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing;
  2. Vaughn Lee – to serve as the member actively serving on the local planning agency; and
  3. Sharon Battles – to serve as the representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to approve new members to the County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, approved by the County Coordinator and return with an Amended Resolution to reflect approved changes.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint the three above listed new members to the County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee as presented.  Second was made by Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request a motion to approve revised Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the revised Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the revised Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Requesting approval to establish a purchase order for Withlacoochee Technical Institute to provide Firefighter II training.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to establish a purchase order in the amount of $15,643.04 for Withlacoochee Technical Institute to provide Firefighter II training.  This will provide tuition for up to fourteen LCDPS members.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve establishing a purchase order in the amount of $15,643.04 for Withlacoochee Technical Institute as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to purchase two (2) new Type III ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) new Type III ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles for a total of $253,690.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) new ambulances as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Adopt Resolution 2013-10, amending the County’s representatives to the North Florida Broadband Authority to Commissioner John Meeks as Authority Director and Fred Moody as the Alternate Authority Director.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-10, amending the County’s representatives to the North Florida Broadband Authority to Comm. John Meeks as Authority Director and Fred Moody as the Alternate Authority Director.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-10 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Adopt Resolution 2013-09 amending travel reimbursement rates for County employees for mileage to coincide with Internal Revenue Service Standard Mileage Rates for business miles.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-09 amending travel reimbursement rates for County employees for mileage to $.565 per mile to coincide with Internal Revenue Service Standard Mileage Rates for business miles.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-09 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown reported to the Board she and Mr. Knowles attended the first hearing in Yankeetown yesterday regarding the Ordinance to allow the Fire Assessments to be applied within the City limits.  There will be a second hearing on February 18th.

Atty. Brown stated at the next Board meeting appointments will need to be made to the Advisory Committee for the RESTORE Act and requested the Board be in search of candidates.

Mr. Moody stated the first meeting with Mr. Williams is February 25th at 2:30 P.M.

 

Mr. Moody reported the North Florida Broadband did an outreach presentation yesterday at the Bronson Town Hall and it was well attended.

Comm. Johnson reported internet service at his residence has greatly improved.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone who attended and supported the Levy County Education Foundation Gala.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked everyone who made it possible to pay the insurance on the Ten Commandment Monument as no taxpayer funds were used.

Comm. Joyner reported he attended the Workforce meeting yesterday in Ocala.

Comm. Joyner announced there will be a benefit fish fry for the Alford family at Robinson’s Seafood in Rosewood on Monday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Bell reported there are two at large positions available with the Tourist Development Council.  If anyone is interested, please contact Carol McQueen.

Comm. Bell announced Rob Corbitt will be retiring April 5th and asked if he would like to speak.

Mr. Corbitt spoke to the Board of the challenges and demands of the job and expressed his willingness to assist with the job description for a new Director.

Each Commissioner expressed their gratitude to Mr. Corbitt for his years of service.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:41 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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