BOCC Regular Meeting – January 4, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 4, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Pastor Billy Keith gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

CHECK NUMBER

103516-103627

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,219,207.85

ROAD

        249,194.48

SHIP

            7,350.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

            2,420.00

TRANSPORTATION

            1,307.27

911

          16,250.00

COURT FACILITIES

               627.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               805.83

EMS

          31,025.83

FIRE

            3,787.31

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               243.04

UTILITIES

               525.65

COMMUNICATION

          27,289.28

LANDFILL

               138.78

TOTAL $  1,560,172.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    CUP 1-10, Development of a “CowboyChurch.”

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience and Commissioners wishing to speak for or against the Conditional Use Permit.

 

[1]Comm. Johnson stated he had spoken to Mike Smith and Ginny Keith.

[2]Comm. Drew stated she had spoken to Ms. Neely.

[3]Comm. Bell stated he had spoken to Ginny Keith.

[4]Comm. Stevens stated he had spoken to staff and to the petitioners.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of CUP 1-10, Development of a “CowboyChurch.”  He stated William E.  Keith III had requested a Conditional Use Permit for Cross Brand Cowboy Church, Inc. to develop aCowboyChurch.  It is a place of worship in which sermons may be preached from horseback. He stated the petition comes to the Board from the Planning Commission with a recommendation for approval with several conditions.

 

Mike Smith spoke to the Board and explained what the CrossBrandCowboyChurchrepresents and stated its purpose is to offer a non-denominational soul winning and soul saving mission to the community and to the world.  After addressing the recommendations made by staff and the Planning Commission, Mr. Smith asked the Board to consider eliminating the time constraints requirement as well as the requirement to pave NE 162nd Court.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if anyone from audience would like to speak for or against.

The following individuals spoke in favor of the Conditional Use Permit for theCrossBrandCowboyChurch:

 

Dr. Jerry Nash             Sandy Haddock

Ginny Keith

 

Discussion followed regarding the hours of operation.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to change Condition #5 to read:  the suggested hours for outdoor equestrian events shall be the following dates and times:

 

Monday – Thursday    7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Friday – Saturday       9:00 P.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Sunday                        9:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

 

In the event of residential complaints, concerning noise and/or lighting, this Board reserves the right to implement set hours of operation.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Discussion followed regarding the condition of the road.

Atty. Brown stated conditions she had roughly prepared with regard to the road and stated there could be a 4a. and a 4b.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion for Condition 4a. to read:  if at any time during the subject property under the application approved herein, the State DOT requires improvements to the connection of NE 162nd Court and US Alt 27, the applicant or its successors or its assigns or any one of them shall provide the necessary improvements consistent with the construction requirements of the State DOT.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Corbitt questioned if the Sanctuary would be build first or the arena.  Pastor Keith responded the arena would be constructed first as it is the family life center.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion for Condition 4b. to read:  in the event of obvious road deterioration as documented by Road Department staff or CountyEngineer, the applicant is responsible to make repairs or reconstruction of the road from connection of NE 162nd Court up to the Northern most access driveway connection.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept an amendment to Condition 4b as stated by Atty. Brown to read:  the road construction shall be performed consistent with the construction requirements of the Levy County Road Department.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve CUP 1-10 based on the conditions previously approved.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Drew votes NO and stated her reason for voting no was based strictly on the intensity of use.

The meeting recessed at 10:44 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:58 A.M.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Mr. Schofield asked if the Board could appoint someone to attend the meetings of the Lake Restoration Task Force which includes LakeRousseauon the boundary of LevyCounty.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 10th at 2:00 P.M. at the Lecanto county headquarters.  Comm. Drew stated she would be willing to attend.

 

Pat O’Neil reminded the Commissioners the Nature Coast Business Development Council would be holding an Economic Development Summit called “Building Stronger Businesses” on January 20th atBronsonHigh School from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 

 

NATURE COAST REGIONAL WATER

 

Randy Durden, Chair

A.    Update on recent activities regarding the Nature Coast Regional Water Supply Authority.

Mr. Durden spoke to the Board and gave an update on recent activities regarding the Nature Coast Regional Water Supply Authority.  He stated the Feasibility Study had been completed.  Steve Minnis from the Water Management District also spoke.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.    Title III-B Transportation Contract betweenSuwanneeRiverEconomic Council, Inc. andLevyCountyTransit.

 

Ms. Painter requested Board approval of Title III-B Transportation Contract between Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. and Levy County Transit to provide the Senior meal trips to the meal sites in Williston and Chiefland.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Title III-B Transportation Contract between Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. and Levy County Transit.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Proposed Letter of Support for “The Reel Rosewood Documentary” project.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of a proposed letter of support for the “Reel Rosewood Documentary” project as requested by Lizzie Jenkins.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve a proposed letter of support for the “Reel Rosewood Documentary.”  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Comm. Bell asked if the other Commissioners could attend the Summiton the 20th as he will be attending the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Board meeting on the same evening.

Atty. Brown gave an update to the Board and stated the County had won the hearing on the exotic animals issue and the code was upheld.  Also, the City ofWestonissue has been appealed.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:43 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:03 P.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONER AND DEPARTMENT HEAD WORKSHOP

 

A.    Department Head Introductions and Department Overview.

 

Mr. Moody stated the purpose of the Workshop was to give the new Commissioners a chance to meet all of the Department heads get an overview of the Departments.

Comm. Drew stated she had wanted to have a chance to talk to all the Department heads and pass along some things she felt were important as well as some goals she would like to see from the Departments such as monthly reports.

Comm. Bell stated his biggest concern was communication between the Commissioners and the Departments.

Comm. Johnson stated he would like to get input from the Department heads as to what can be done better with what they have control over and for the Department heads to be honest with their input.

Comm. Stevens stated he felt more could be accomplished by the Commissioners visiting each Department individually.

 

Listed below are the Departments and representatives in attendance:

 

Department                                         Representative

 

Fire                                                      Chief Rick Bloom

LevyCountyTransit                          Desiree Painter

Animal Services                                  David Weatherford

Soil Conservation                                Wilbur Dean

Parks/Mosquito Control                      Matt Weldon/Lee Williams

Emergency Management                    Mark Johnson

Library                                                Lisa Brasher

Road Department                               Jessie Durrance/Bruce Greenlee

County Agent                                                 Albert Fuller

Construction/Maintenance                  Chuck Cook

 

The meeting recessed at 3:10 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 3:24 P.M.

 

Legal                                                   Anne Bast Brown

Emergency Medical Services              Trish Siebold

Tourist Development                          Carol McQueen

Planning                                              Shenley Neely

Building & Zoning                              Rob Corbitt

Water/SHIP                                        Dick Tummond

 

Mr. Moody read a portion of a letter prepared by Chris from Veterans Affairs as Mr. Lowyns was unable to attend.  Benny Jerrels from Landfill was also unable to attend.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:18 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman Danny Stevens

 



1  Ex-parte communication Comm. Johnson

2   Ex-parte communication Comm. Drew

[3]   Ex-parte communication Comm. Bell

[4]   Ex-parte communication Comm. Stevens