BOCC Regular Meeting JANUARY 3, 2017

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 3, 2017

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 3, 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. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Brooks.

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 126070-126178
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 182,186.26
ROAD 43,357.47
SHIP 18,600.00
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 10,957.81
TRANSPORTATION 2,581.12
EMS 11,380.21
FIRE 5,894.48
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 406.64
UTILITIES 1,432.90
COMMUNICATION 17,979.00
ADD COURT COSTS 2,195.79
LANDFILL 145,388.86
TOTAL   $    442,360.54
EFT PAYMENT   $      11,168.14

MINUTES

The Minutes for the Budget Workshop held on July 13, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Budget Workshop held on July 13th as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SWEARING IN CEREMONY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

The meeting recessed at 9:01 A.M. for the swearing in ceremony in Courtroom A.

The meeting reconvened at 9:23 A.M.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item from Mayor Merritt of Inglis.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mayor Merritt requested a letter of support from the Board for the Town of Inglis and Yankeetown regarding their efforts to secure funding for a wastewater treatment for the two (2) communities.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve a letter of support prepared by Atty. Brown for the wastewater treatment plant for Inglis/Yankeetown/South Levy as requested by Mayor Merritt.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – 911 ADDRESSING

Mike West, 911 Addressing requested the Chairman’s signature on the Products and Services Agreement for two new MapFlex servers with Century Link.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Products and Services Agreement with Century Link as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

TRANSIT

Connie Conley, Director

A.  Mrs. Conley requested Board approval for Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistant Grant also known as the RCAP Grant to purchase a bus in the amount of $77,879.00 to be reimbursed at 100%.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the RCAP grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.  Mrs.Conley requested Board approval for the 5311 Joint Participation Agreement in the amount of $443,060.00. This funding is used for operational expenditures at 50%.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the 5311 Joint Participation Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SHIP

Shenley Neely, Director, requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for James O. Rice, III and Shari Rice – PA #540 for an existing unit in Bronson, FL 32621 in the amount of $18,600.

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

 

IT

Darin Remington, Director

Discuss County internet proposal. – TABLED –

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to hear a Non-Agenda item concerning the advertising of Delinquent Tax Notices.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Wilbur Dean reported of the bids received for advertising of delinquent tax notices to the Board.  Information was provided to the Commissioners of the results.  Mr. Dean stated of the bids received, one met the criteria set by statute, the Chiefland Citizen.

Jeff Hardison of Hardison Ink and Dale Bowen of the Chiefland Citizen spoke to the Board regarding this item.

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed by consensus to have this item placed on the agenda for the February 7th regular Board meeting.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Anne Bast Brown requested direction from the Board regarding a time of day they would like to conduct a second hearing on the Ordinance for moratorium on medical marijuana activities.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to add this item to the agenda for the February 7th regular Board meeting.  Second was made by Comm. Brooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dana Sheffield announced there will be an Air Show/Car Show in April at the Cross City Airport for anyone interested.

Renate Cannon spoke expressed her gratitude for the Commissioners saying the Pledge of Allegiance and praying before each meeting.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Rooks announced there will be a Pet Adoption Event on January 14th from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and also announced the Cedar Key Library is open once again.

Comm. John Meeks announced on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 P.M. the Levy County Historical Society will present a portion of their Civil War series, “Blood, Guns and Germs” at the Cedar Key RV and Resort.  This is the first of a three-part Civil War series which will feature Warren Feldman, M.D., who portrays the Colonel and Chief Surgeon in the Confederate Medical Corps.  The second part will be on February 11th and will focus on Civil War Blockade Running on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  The third part will be on March 18th on Embattled Executive Governor John Milton and the Civil War in Florida.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:55 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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