BOCC Regular Meeting – January 22, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 22, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 22, 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 9:05 A.M.  Osborn Barker 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. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

110419-110518

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

87,497.81

ROAD

22,815.95

NSP

7,759.17

TRANSPORTATION

1,726.46

COURT FACILITIES

43.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

432.16

EMS

33,824.24

FIRE

85,556.21

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

182.00

CDBG

31,836.86

UTILITIES

1,961.97

CAPITAL PROJECTS

4,316.50

LANDFILL

49,079.15

TOTAL   $    327,031.48

 

 

MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting held January 8, 2013.  – TABLED –

 

 

Comm. Bell introduced Representative Charlie Stone in attendance of the meeting who then spoke briefly stating he had been recently elected to the Florida House of Representatives, District 22 which includes Levy County.  Rep. Stone informed everyone his assistance is only a phone call away.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Bryan W. Koon

State of Florida Director of Emergency Management Presenting a Senior Leadership Briefing.

 

Mark Johnson introduced Bryan Koon, State of Florida Director of Emergency Management to the Board.  Mr. Koon then spoke to the Board and presented an Emergency Management briefing.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenly Neely, Director

  1. Adopt Ordinance 2013-01 amending the schedule of Capital Improvements for Levy County as required annually by Florida Statute.

 

Ms. Neely requested the Board adopt Ordinance 2013-01 amending the schedule of Capital Improvements for Levy County as required annually by Florida Statute.  She then read the Ordinance title into public record.

 

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

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2013-01 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Kelly Jerrels, Road Department Superintendent

  1. Adoption of Resolution 2013-01 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a dedicated right of way of NW 50th Avenue located in Long Pond Oaks Subdivision as requested by Edmund T. and Donna D. Parada.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-01 for the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a dedicated right of way of NW 50th Avenue located in Long Pond Oaks Subdivision as requested by Edmund T. and Donna D. Parada.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-01 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – LEVY CENTER

 

Marilyn Ladner, Provost

  1.  Request letter of support for the expansion of the College of Central Florida’s Levy Campus.

 

Ms. Ladner requested a letter of support from the Board for the expansion of the College of Central Florida’s Levy Campus.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the letter of support for the expansion of the College of Central Florida’s Levy Campus.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Presenting update to Board on progress and future plans.

 

Ms. Ladner gave an update to the Board on the progress and future plans for the College of Central Florida, Levy Center.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented a Progress Report to the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Discussion and direction on mileage rates, per diem rate is currently 44.5 cents per mile as adopted with Resolution 2006-35.  IRS standard mileage rates for 2013 have increased and are now 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding mileage rates stating the IRS had increased the mileage rate to 56.5 cents per mile for 2013.

 

The Board agreed by Consensus to have a Resolution prepared by Atty. Brown to reflect the mileage rate for Levy County to match the rate adopted by the IRS of 56.5 cents per mile.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request to accept the Agreement for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to accept the Agreement for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).  The Agreement is from October 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.  This is a cost reimbursement Agreement for costs incurred not to exceed $10,923.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Agreement for the State Homeland Security Grant Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for Hazard Safety and Security Plan. (HSP)

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval for the Hazard Safety and Security Plan (HSP).

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Hazard Safety and Security Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to amend the project description for 2013 5311 Grant submission.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to amend the project description for the 2013 5311 Grant submission.  She explained a project description was requested by the State before approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the amendment for the 2013 5311 Grant submission.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the revised Form 424 and project description (Exhibit B) for “2012” 5316 Grant application.  The application was submitted January, 2012 due to the lack of Federal funding we were asked to revise the initial request.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the revised Form 424 and project description (Exhibit B) for the 2012 5316 Grant application which is a 50/50 grant.  Due to the lack of Federal funding they have been asked to revise the initial request.  The initial request was made in the amount of $450,000 and has been revised to request $143,456.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the revised Form 424 and project description for the 2012 5316 Grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request the appointment of Russell Wells to the PAL Library Co-Op Board for a three year term.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of Russell Wells to the PAL Library Co-Op Board for a three year term.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Russell Wells to the PAL Library Co-Op Board for a three year term.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature on the Physio Control Technical Services Support Agreement for the Annual Maintenance Agreement on the LifePak defibrillators/heart monitors and AED’s.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Physio Control Technical Services Support Agreement for the Annual Maintenance Agreement on the LifePak defibrillators/heart monitors and AED’s.  The Agreement covers on-site repairs, batter replacement, and labor necessary to restore damaged or defective equipment on the heart monitors used by the Department of Public Safety.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Physio Control Technical Services Support Agreement for the Annual Maintenance Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Chairman’s signature on the Plum Creek Foundation Grant Application for the purchase of 12 new portable VHF radios.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Chairman’s signature on the Plum Creek Foundation Grant Application which will be used to purchase twelve portable VHF radios.  This will assist the County in becoming compliant with the Federal Communications Commission narrow banding mandate.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Plum Creek Foundation Grant Application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to replace two SUV command staff vehicles.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to replace two SUV command staff vehicles.  The information listed below reflects the quotes received for one vehicle:

 

Maroone Chrysler,

Pembroke Pines (State Contract)                      2013 Dodge Ram 4×4                          $43,400.00

 

Alan Jay Automotive,

Sebring (State Contract)                                   2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4×4           $40,624.00

Scoggins Chevrolet, Chiefland               2013 Chevrolet 2500HD 4×4               $39,871.50

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to purchase the vehicles from Scoggins Chevrolet, the lowest bid, at $39,871.50.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request approval of Agreement with SGC Governmental Affairs, LLC for consulting services related to the RESTORE Act.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the Agreement with SGC Governmental Affairs, LLC for consulting services related to the RESTORE Act.  As requested, Atty. Brown had reviewed and developed an agreement with SGC Governmental Affairs, LLC for review by the Board.

 

Comm. Bell spoke regarding the Agreement with SGC Governmental Affairs, LLC expressing his concerns related to the fees with respect to the size and population of each county involved.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed the cost related to being a part of the RESTORE Act needed to be addressed before making a decision on the Agreement as presented by Atty. Brown.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Comm. Meeks then made a motion authorizing the Chair to send a firm letter following the suggested minimum payment of $1,200 and also the authority to go to the $3,182 amount for the six month period.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement with SGC Governmental Affairs, LLC as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discussion and direction on resolution establishing the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown presented the Board with Resolution 2013-08 establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee for discussion and direction.  The resolution creates an advisory committee as directed, with nine members from various disciplines related to allowed uses for RESTORE Act funds.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-08 with changes regarding the term limits of those appointed to the Advisory Committee.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Linda Fugate spoke to the Board and gave an update regarding the construction of a new Williston Branch of the Tax Collector’s Office.

 

Renate Cannon asked Mr. Moody about the North Florida Broadband meeting.

Mr. Moody answered the grant was extended to March 31st.

 

Sallie Ann Collins of Morriston reported of the disappointment with the recent closing of the Senior Center in Williston.  She asked if there was a contract with the Suwannee River Economic Council?

Comm. Bell recommended speaking with Suwannee River Economic Council and Connie Conley offered Ms. Collins the name of a contact person.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Foundation is coming up on February 2nd at Bronson High School.

 

Comm. Meeks reported he had recently attended a “New Commissioner” orientation.

 

Comm. Bell spoke of the RESTORE Act.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:29 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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