BOCC Regular Meeting JANUARY 17, 2017

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 17, 2017

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 17, 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 Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
Interim County Coordinator – Wilbur Dean

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Brooks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

EXPENDITURES

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 126179-126337
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,651,523.63
ROAD 308,312.78
SHIP 15,965.00
MOSQUITO CONTROL 649.00
TRANSPORTATION 728.18
911 13,563.83
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
EMS 20,688.47
FIRE 62,767.86
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 17,681.23
UTILITIES 3,529.01
ADD COURT COSTS 669.50
LANDFILL 8,964.40
TOTAL   $ 2,105,057.89

MINUTES

The following minutes were presented for Board approval:

 

Public Hearing                        September 8, 2016                   Special Meeting          September 30, 2016

Special Budget Meeting         September 13, 2016                Regular Meeting         October 4, 2016

Special Budget Meeting         September 19, 2016

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Board meetings listed above as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Toni Collins spoke to the Board giving an update on the recent approval of an application submitted for a State Historical Marker for the Pat-Mac locomotive in Gulf Hammock.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Bill Hammond requested Board approval of Ordinance 2017-01 amending Flood Damage Prevention Regulations.

Atty. Brown read the Ordinance title into public record.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding this item.  Renate Cannon spoke.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Ordinance 2017-01 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – COUNTY ATTORNEY

Atty. Brown presented and read into public record, Ordinance 2017-002, Temporary Moratorium for Medical Cannabis Activities.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding this item.  There were none.

Atty. Brown stated the next Public Hearing will be conducted during the Regular Board meeting on February 7, 2017, at which time the Board will be requested to adopt the Ordinance.

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

David Pieklik, Executive Director presented the activities and projects status report for October, 2016-January, 2017.

Renate Cannon spoke regarding activities and projects mentioned by Mr. Pieklik.

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Wilbur Dean, Interim County Coordinator presented information as requested by the Board of the Bids for Legal Advertising for the delinquent tax roll for Levy County.

Members of the audience speaking regarding this item were:  Linda Cooper, Dale Bowen and Renate Cannon.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to Table this item until later in the meeting when the contract duration is researched by staff.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

At 11:20 this item was brought back for discussion after information was obtained indicating the contract term is for 4 years.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to accept the bid made by the Chiefland Citizen, the only qualifying bid for the contract term of 4 years and finding the other bidder, Hardison Inc. unresponsive.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Jacqueline Martin, Manager requested direction from the Board on how to proceed with filling the vacancy left by Mr. Moody’s retirement.

Comm. Rooks made a motion for Mr. Dean to take over the job of County Coordinator, effective immediately.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner.

After discussion by the Commissioners concerning the job title and if it would remain “County Coordinator”, and interest in accepting applications for the position, the votes were as follows:

 

YES                                        NO

Comm. Rooks                         Comm. Brooks

Comm. Joyner                         Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

SHIP

Marlon Gayle requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement with Kaylene Duncan, PA #541 in the amount of $15,965, for an existing unit in Bronson, Florida.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

  1. Mitch Harrell, Director requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for submission of three (3) applications for the 2017 Department of Health (DOH) EMS Matching Grants. Chief Harrell stated they are requesting the 10% matching amounts for the County’s responsibility.  The items included in the applications were as follows:
  • 11 Stretcher Auto Load Systems in the amount of $297,000.
  • 4 LUCAS CPR Devices in the amount of $101,045.
  • 2 High Fidelity Simulation Manikins in the amount of $171,400.

 

Chief Harrell stated they expect only one of the three applications to be awarded and there are funds available in the Department of Public Safety’s budget for any one of the above listed items if awarded at a 25% match rather than the 10% requested match.

Dana Sheffield, Ron Grant and Sallie Ann Collins spoke regarding this item.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the three (3) applications as requested with the Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

A. Chief Harrell presented the Quarterly Report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/2017 for the Department of Public Safety to the Board.

B. Chief Harrell requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-27 for the fiscal year 2016-2017 first quarter write-off’s in the amount of $230,319.66.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-27 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

The meeting recessed at 11:01 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:12 A.M.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager requested Board approval of:

A.  Resolution 2017-001 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a SCRAP Grant for C335A in the amount of $638,000.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-001 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Resolution 2017-002 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a LAP Grant to construct a sidewalk along C40 in the amount of $1,080,681.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2017-002 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

IT

Darin Remington, Director requested Board approval to purchase a core network switch in the amount of $7,932 and wireless access points for the Levy County Courthouse in the amount of $8,675.  These items will be purchased with a portion of the $50,000 set aside by the Board for IT improvements for the courthouse.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of items as requested by Mr. Remington.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Dana Sheffield stated he had a pleasant experience in his recent visit to the Regional General Hospital in Williston.

Toni Collins questioned why there are so many minutes outstanding and not yet approved, expressing concern if there is a need for an approved copy for a grant application.

Mr. Shipp addressed Mrs. Collins’ concerns.

Mayor Weiss invited everyone to the South Levy marketplace coming up in the Inglis-Yankeetown area.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Rooks stated the Cedar Key Library had been cleaned out and is being repaired as a result of Hurricane Hermine.

Comm. Rooks reported of an Animal Adoption Event held at the Landfill on Saturday.

Comm. Rooks stated a recent inventory of the Chiefland Library has resulted in many older books which will be available if anyone is interested.

Sallie Ann Collins asked if the Cedar Key Library was in need of books to replace the ones lost.

Comm. Brooks reported of the Martin Luther King Parade held this past Saturday stating it was well attended.

Comm. Brooks stated he had met with Rusty at Career Source of Citrus/Marion/Levy recently and discussed moving forward to better prepare workforce for targeted industries.

Comm. John Meeks thanked Lou Elliott Jones for her years of reporting as she will be retiring.

Comm. John Meeks reported of a recently attended Planning Council meeting.

Comm. John Meeks asked the Commissioners could agree by consensus to schedule a PACE Workshop.  The Commissioners agreed by consensus to conduct a PACE Workshop at the February 21st Regular Board meeting.

The meeting recessed at 11:58 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:06 P.M.

INSURANCE WORKSHOP

Public Risk Management of Florida (PRM)

Bonnie Mims, Executive Director gave a presentation to the Board of an overview for the Public Risk Management of Florida Insurance Pool.

Andy Cooper spoke regarding Property and Casualty coverage; Paul Hebert spoke regarding Group Health coverage.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2: P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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