BOCC Regular Meeting FEBRUARY 7, 2017

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 7, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Matt Brooks

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Coordinator – Wilbur Dean

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 126338-126519
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,690,117.85
ROAD 68,300.16
SHIP 4,650.00
MOSQUITO CONTROL 6.59
TRANSPORTATION 15,905.07
911 13,563.83
COURT FACILITIES 45.00
EMS 32,985.51
FIRE 74,199.04
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 3,476.39
UTILITIES 1,939.18
ADD COURT COSTS 1,545.18
CAPITAL PROJECTS 4,172.50
LANDFILL 88,246.41
TOTAL   $ 1,999,152.71
EFT PAYMENT   $      16,046.34

MINUTES

The minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on October 18, 2016 and November 8, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting held on October 18, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting held on November 8, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Will Kendrick spoke to the Board on behalf of Congressman Neal Dunn providing information of office hours, contact information and availability.  Mr. Kendrick also spoke of the committee’s in which Congressman Dunn has been appointed to.

PUBLIC HEARING – DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Bill Hammond, Development Director

A. Request approval of Hardship Variance 16-03 for Larry Wilcox.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was any ex-parte communication by any of the Commissioners regarding either of the two (2) Hardship Variance petitions to be presented.  There were none.

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp administered swearing in of audience members wishing to speak for or against either petition to be presented.

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Hardship Variance 16-03 for Larry Wilcox.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance as presented.  There were none.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Hardship Variance 16-03 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.Request approval of Hardship Variance 16-04 for Frankie Douglas.

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Hardship Variance 16-04 for Frankie Douglas.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance as presented.  There were none.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Hardship Variance 16-04 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C.  Request approval of Special Exemption 16-03 for Eli and Meghann Jerrels.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to Table the Special Exemption until the next meeting as requested by Mr. Hammond.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC HEARING – COUNTY ATTORNEY

Anne Bast Brown, County Attorney

Conduct a second Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-002 for moratorium on medical marijuana activities and adopt Ordinance 2017-002.

Comm. John Meeks conducted the second Public Hearing on Ordinance 2017-002 on behalf of Atty. Brown for a moratorium on medical marijuana activities and read the Ordinance title into public record.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Ordinance as presented.  There were none.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Ordinance 2017-002 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Col. Mike Sheffield

A.  Request approval of quotes for purchase of a dishwasher in Detention Facility.

Col. Sheffield presented quotes for the purchase of a dishwasher in the Detention Facility as follows:

Webstaurant Store                              $17,970.26

Central Restaurant Products               $11,320.00

KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.            $11,349.62

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a new dishwasher from Central Restaurant Products in the amount of $11,320 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Col. Sheffield stated there is an attachment table required for the dishwasher and the quotes are listed below:

Central Restaurant Products               $2,829.00

KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.         $2,306.45

Comm. Brooks made a motion to approve the purchase of an attachment table for the dishwasher from Central Restaurant Products in the amount of $2,829.00 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.  Request approval of quotes for alarm system for entire Detention Facility and Administration Building of LCSO.

Col. Sheffield presented quotes for Fire Alarm Panel for the entire Detention Facility and Administrative Building of the LCSO as follows:

TYCO Simplex Grinnell                     $25,577.77

WW Gay                                             $22,700.00

JSC Systems                                      $24,350.00

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase for alarm system from WW Gay in the amount of $22,700.00 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ROAD DEPARTMENT

Alice LaLonde, Office Manager requested Board approval of Resolution 2017-003 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of SE 128th Terrace located in Morgan Farms Subdivision requested by petitioner Dawn Piecura.

Robert Jordan spoke to the Board stating the road closing had been improperly noticed as the area in question is not in Morgan Farms.

Mrs. LaLonde explained the location of the road closing on a map provided by Mr. Jordan.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-003 scheduling a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Wilbur Dean requested Board approval for the re-appointment of Skipper Henderson to the Value Adjustment Board, holding his current seat, Home Owner.  Mr. Dean also requested Board approval of Chairman John Meeks and Comm. Joyner to be re-appointed to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB).

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Skipper Henderson and the re-appointment of Chairman John Meeks and Comm. Joyner to the Value Adjustment Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks stated there will be a VAB meeting on February 21st to close-out the prior year and begin any new year business.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

Jacqueline Martin, Manager requested appointment by the Board of Wilbur Dean to serve as the County’s Representative on the Public Risk Management of Florida Property/Casualty and Group Health Board of Directors.  Mrs. Martin stated this position was held previously by Mr. Moody and she would remain as the alternate.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to appoint Wilbur Dean as the County’s Representative on the Public Risk management of Florida Property/Casualty and Group Health Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

David Weatherford, Director requested Board approval to purchase a new software program from Shelter Pro, a records management software.

Mr. Remington spoke to the Board stating the initial cost of the software will be $5,030.00, after which there will be an annual fee of $1,650 for software licensing, support and upgrades.  The funding for the initial software will come from the IT Fund and the annual fee will then be paid each year from Animal Services.

Those in the audience speaking regarding this item were:  Renate Cannon, Robert Jordan, Toni Collins, and Jack Schofield.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a new software program from Shelter Pro as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner requested the Animal Service fee amounts be reviewed.  Comm. Rooks stated the Ordinance would need to be re-written in order to change the fine amounts.

 

GRANTS

Tisha Whitehurst, Coordinator requested Denny Voyles be approved as the replacement for Gail Gold as the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appoint Denny Voyles as the Tourism Industry Representative on the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee replacing Gail Gold.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SHIP

Shenley Neely, Director requested Board approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature to proceed with the renewal of Vendor Agreement with Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFAA) to undertake lead paint test for the SHIP Program.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to renew the Vendor Agreement with Central Florida Community Action Agency as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Chief Mitch Harrell, Public Safety Director 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 $303,832.00.  These vehicles are a planned purchase for the 2016-2017 budget year and the quoted price is in line with the State contract bids from the Florida Sheriff’s Association Contract bid.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) new Type III Ambulance units as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Toni Collins informed Chief Harrell of a dry hydrant at the Camp Azalea boat ramp.

NON AGENDA ITEM

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner expressed concerns regarding the CR326 and SR 41 intersection in Morriston as there had been another accident at this location.  Mr. Dean had compiled information in a packet which could be sent to Representative Stone requesting action be taken to make this area safer by the addition of traffic signals.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to have a letter prepared to be signed by Chairman John Meeks to send with the packet of information compiled by Mr. Dean to Representative Stone.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Rooks invited Toni Collins to speak regarding an upcoming event.  Mrs. Collins announced this coming Saturday at the Cedar Key RV Resort beginning at 2:00 P.M., there will be a Civil War presentation and the public is invited to attend.

Comm. Brooks reported he had attended the Florida Association of Counties New Commissioner Workshop last week.

Comm. Brooks stated he had attended a Career Source meeting in which a new Board was selected. This Board includes one Commissioner from Levy, Marion and Citrus county’s.

Comm. Brooks stated he will be continuing his campaign of “Team Up to Clean Up” in various areas around the county where there is a need to clean roadways.

Comm. Brooks congratulated the Williston girls Basketball Team on their back to back District win.  They will play in the Regional Tournament next.

Comm. Brooks stated he will be attending a “Water School” this Thursday in Citrus County which will bring together policy makers and leaders regarding water conservation efforts.

Comm. Rock Meeks stated he will be attending an FWC meeting this Thursday in which dog hunting regulations will be one of the items on the agenda.

Comm. Rock Meeks stated CAAA youth baseball and softball will be starting and stated they could always use volunteers for coaching.

Comm. John Meeks reported of new Scallop harvesting regulations by the FWC.

Comm. John Meeks announced the Bronson FFA Food Fest will be at the First Baptist Church in Bronson on February 17th.  The annual Superintendent’s Gala will be on February 18th.

Comm. John Meeks stated he had recently learned the sidewalk project on CR32 had been approved by FDOT.

Comm. John Meeks stated the Suwannee River Water Management District is looking to purchase a large parcel of land in Levy County.  There will a meeting in Tallahassee next week concerning this so he and Matt Weldon will be in attendance to offer their support.

Comm. John Meeks spoke of the Marijuana Summit he and Comm. Brooks attended along with Wilbur Dean and shared information learned concerning the use of Marijuana as a medicine.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:47 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                  Chairman, John Meeks