BOCC Regular Meeting – January 19, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 19, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 19, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.  Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Stevens moved to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Comm. Rooks seconded and the MOTION CARRIED.

 

CHECK NUMBER

   100041-100169

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

720,835.34

ROAD

98,408.79

SHIP

19,400.00

LIBRARY

1,457.11

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

95.85

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

414.88

TRANSPORTATION

16,826.93

911

2,083.28

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

1,528.07

PROGRESS ENERGY

516.56

EMS

46,465.44

FIRE

104,026.19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

5,370.63

UTILITIES

1,785.60

DRUG TASK FORCE

1,342.45

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

4,729.33

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

47,406.87

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $      1,073,133.22

 

 

 PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.     Ordinance 2010-10 relating to the Public School Facilities Element and Capital Improvements Element of the Comprehensive Plan as Submitted.

 

Ms. Neely presented the Board with Ordinance 2010-01 which is a County initiated application to amend the text of the Levy County Comprehensive Plan Public School Facilities and Capital Improvements Element relating to the annual update of the 5-Year Schedule of Capital Improvements.

Comm. Bell called for public comment.  There was none for or against.

Atty. Brown read the Ordinance title into public record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2010-01.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested approval of SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival to be held March 4 – 6, 2010 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Valerie Kanavy spoke regarding the event and answered questions from the Board members.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

A.     Request approval of the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.

 

Mr. West requested approval of the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.  He explained it provides for one year of GIS maintenance services and software support services.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of an Amendment to the Embarq Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested approval of an Amendment to the Embarq Agreement changing payment of maintenance annually rather than monthly.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Embarq Agreement changing payment of maintenance annually rather than monthly.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Request termination of Lease Agreement with Aquis.

 

Mr. Moody requested termination of Lease Agreement with Aquis regarding the Guardian ad litem housing agency and program due to roof leaks as well as mold and mildew in the building.  Mr. Moody stated Mr. Aqui had indicated repairs would not be done right away and was intending to wait until after his taxes were done to make any repairs.  The County leases half of the building while Another Way leases the other half.  Mr. Moody stated the Board is required to give six months notice in order to terminate.  He indicated a lease could be done through the Levy County School Board for a cost of $750 per month at the Workforce Connection location.  The lease could be done immediately.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to terminate the Lease Agreement with the Aquis.

The motion dies for lack of second.

The Board members discussed the situation of continuing paying the Aquis $450 per month for the next six months as well as rent to the Levy County School Board at $750 per month.

Atty. Brown offered to write a letter to the Aquis citing health concerns of the building for the employees and clients in an effort to terminate the Lease Agreement without continuing with the six-month additional rent.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to terminate the Lease Agreement with an effective date of February 1, 2010.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks requested an update at the next Board meeting from Mr. Moody on this situation.  Comm. Rooks suggested allowing the Guardian ad litem employees to meet with clients in the Board meeting room and use the Board office phones temporarily until office space can be made available.

 

B.     Request approval of Lease Agreement with the Levy County School Board. – TABLED

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request permission to begin sealed bid process and permitting process for the construction of the new Emergency Operations Center metal storage building.

 

Mr. Johnson requested permission to begin sealed bid process and permitting process for the construction of the new Emergency Operations Center metal storage building.  The estimated cost will be $50,000 to $52,000.  The first funding source for this building is from Progress Energy.  Emergency Management has had a two-year contract through the (REP) Radiological Emergency Planning Program Contract and have been able to hold back $40,000 in the program over the two year period.  The second source of funding is the (FDEM) Florida Division of Emergency Management (EMPA) Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $12,000.  No County matching funds are required as all the funds are currently in their budget.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to move forward with the bid process of the metal storage building as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request Approval of C32 Drainage Easement.

 

Mr. Greenlee brought Lee Mills to the podium to give explanation of widening and resurfacing of C32 and drainage easement.  Mr. Mills explained the easement is necessary to ease the drainage problem for land owned by Louie Gilbert.  The problem occurs close to where the School Board has an existing drainage facility for the school.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the C32 Drainage Easement.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Resolution 2010-07 Authorizing the Execution of Amendment #1 to Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for maintenance of Traffic Signals and Intersection Control Beacons in Levy County.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-07.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-07.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee gave information to the Board regarding a letter the Road Department had sent to the State regarding traffic accident information at the intersection of 320 and 341.  A response indicated there was only one confirmed traffic accident with injury during the time surveyed of one year and therefore did not warrant the control beacons to be placed at this location.

 

 

SHIP

 

Dick Tummond

A.  Deferred Payment Loan.

 

Mr. Tummond requested approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke in the amount of $19,400.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.     Request approval to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.  This contract is for the annual verification of hazardous waste management practices.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

 

Comm. Drew stated there was a positive response to the recent Census Job Fair she hosted.  Comm. Drew also gave information regarding SB 218 and HB 318.  These are pertaining to inmate housing and an attempt is being made by Legislature to allow the Counties to pay only Medicare rates for inmates and to get medical rates uniform state-wide for all medical facilities.

 

Comm. Bell stated she had recently spoken with Frank Shoup regarding the Tri-County Hospital.  Mr. Shoup indicated an agreement was made between Ameris and Dasko.  Dasko would be building the hospital and Ameris would still be managing the hospital.  He indicated this agreement was on Mr. Lewis’s desk in the second draft form awaiting approval.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she had spoken with Lora Hollingsworth regarding the bridge funding.  She is expecting a response soon by e-mail.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rooks stated she and Mark Johnson had attended the funeral Sunday for Captain Chad Reed from Dixie County and is asking for consensus from the Board to draft a Resolution to be sent to the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office and the Dixie County Board of County Commissioners in regard to Chad Reed.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to have a Resolution drafted by the County Attorney in regard to Captain Chad Reed of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:20 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell