BOCC Regular Meeting – January 8, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 8, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 8, 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

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:22 A.M.  Bruce Greenlee 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. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

CHECK NUMBER

 110249-110418

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,961,715.97

ROAD

127,212.35

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

351.98

TRANSPORTATION

6,046.55

911

34,910.69

COURT FACILITIES

15.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

350.54

EMS

19,526.20

FIRE

3,590.86

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

16,372.27

CDBG

65,891.04

UTILITIES

2,221.49

DRUG TASK FORCE

86.00

LANDFILL

26,212.89

TOTAL  $ 2,264,503.83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the following Meetings were presented for Board approval:

 

Amended Regular Meeting November 6, 2012

Regular Meeting December 4, 2012

Regular Meeting December 18, 2012

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meetings as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

Petition No. PP2-12 Croft Land Surveying representing Michael and Suzanne Tobin, petitioning the Board for a Preliminary Plat of “Dragon’s Lair” a residential subdivision located in Section 21, Township 12 S, Range 18 E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 20.01 acres more or less and will consist of two 10 acre lots.  The zoning designation is “A/RR” Agriculture/Rural Residential.

 

Grace Romero presented and requested Board approval of Petition No. PP2-12 on behalf of Rob Corbitt.

 

Comm. Bell opened the floor for public comment and asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. PP2-12 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN & ASSOCIATES

 

Jeffrey Winter, Project Manager

Request a motion to proceed with the execution of a Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract; a motion to waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job through the CDBG housing before receiving any additional contracts; a motion to waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than fifteen percent (15%) above or below our Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates; a motion to award contracts for Wilma Hammock LC-05 and Jack & Christine Mileski LC-07.

 

Mr. Winters requested Board approval to:

 

  1. Proceed with the execution of a Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents by all involved parties to include Levy County, the recipients (LC-05: Hammock and LC-07: Mileski) and the contractor (Jeff White Construction, Inc.).

 

  1. Acceptance of the recommendation by Jordan & Associates listed below as well as the authorization to proceed with scheduling a Pre-Construction Conference to execute contract documents.

 

LC-05: Wilma Jean Hammock  Donle Enterprises, Inc.                          $24,400

LC-07: Jack & Christine Mileski           Gary Southard Construction, LLC                    $36,150

 

  1. Waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job through the CDBG housing programs before receiving any additional contracts described in Chapter VI, Section B of the County’s adopted HAP due to the limited pool of qualified bidders.

 

  1. Waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than fifteen percent (15%) above or below the Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates described in Chapter VI, Section B of the County’s adopted HAP, thereby exercising the County’s right to award in the best interest of the County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve items 1-4 as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

Presenting on behalf of Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Chairman Dennis Damato and Executive Director Michael R. Moehlman, Certificates of Appreciation.

 

Mrs. Blackburn presented on behalf of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, Chairman Dennis Damato and Executive Director Michael R. Moehlman, Certificates of Appreciation to Comm. Bell and Comm. Stevens.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request Chair signature on the Physio Control Technical Service Support Agreement for the two (2) most recently purchased Lifepaks.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Chairman’s signature on the Physio Control Technical Service Support Agreement for the two (2) most recently purchased Lifepaks.  This Agreement covers repairs, battery replacement, and labor necessary to restore damaged or defective equipment.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Physio Control Technical Service Support Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Adoption of Resolution 2013-02 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of the 50’ right-of-way of NE 17th Ave (A/K/A Pine Lane) as requested by the Petitioners, Gregory and Pamela Deist.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-02 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of the 50’ right-of-way of NE 17th Ave (A/K/A Pine Lane) as requested by the Petitioners, Gregory and Pamela Deist.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-02 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Notice of Compliance with Section 95.361 Florida Statutes regarding a public road, NW 80 Street (A/K/A LCR 425) prepared by Mills Engineering 12/12/12, approved by the Board of County Commissioners and certified by its Chair by his signature showing a dedicated and accepted public road.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Notice of Compliance with Section 95.361, Florida Statues regarding a public road, NW 80th Street (A/K/A LCR 425).

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Notice of Compliance as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request a motion to approve revised Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation; 2009/10 Close-out, 2010/11 Interim, 2011/12 Interim. – TABLED –

 

  1. Certification for Implementation of Regulatory Reform Activities. – TABLED –

 

  1. Certification of Report Submission. – TABLED –

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval of Authorizing Resolution 2013-05, for the signing and submission of a grant application and supporting documents, for a grant for Operating Expenses under 40 U.S.C. Section 5310 to the Florida Department of Transportation, the acceptance of a grant award, the purchase of two vehicles and/or equipment and/or expenditure of grant funds pursuant to a grant award, and the performance of other functions and duties related to the grant application, acceptance and administration.

 

 

 

  1. Request approval of Authorizing Resolution 2013-06, for the signing and submission of a grant application and supporting documents and assurances for Fiscal Year 2013 for a grant for Capital Expenses under 49 U.S.C. Section 5310 to the Florida Department of Transportation, the acceptance of a grant awarded, the purchase of vehicles and/or equipment and/or expenditure of grant funds pursuant to a grant award, and the performance of other functions and duties related to the grant application, acceptance, and administration.

 

  1. Request approval of Authorizing Resolution 2013-04, for the signing and submission of a grant application and supporting documents and assurances for Fiscal Year 2013 for a grant for Capital Expenses under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 to the Florida Department of Transportation, the acceptance of a grant awarded, the purchase of vehicles and/or equipment and/or expenditure of grant funds pursuant to a grant award, and the performance of other functions and duties related to the grant application, acceptance, and administration.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the following:

 

Resolution 2013-05 for the signing and submission of a grant application for Operating Expenses under Section 5310 to the Florida Department of Transportation.  This is a 50/50 Grant and the amount applied for is $160,000.

 

Resolution 2013-06 for the signing and submission of a grant application for Capital Expenses under Section 5310 to the Florida Department of Transportation.  This is an 80/10/10 Grant and the amount applied for is $149,805.

 

Resolution 2013-04 for the signing and submission of a grant application for Capital Expenses under Section 5311 to the Florida Department of Transportation.  This is a 50/50 Grant and the amount applied for is $650,000.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolutions 2013-05, 2013-06 and 2013-04 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported on the Legislative FLOW meeting held on the 7th.   There will be a FLOW meeting coming up on the 14th.  A copy will be in the Board office concerning the scope, priorities and objectives if anyone has questions.

 

Comm. Joyner asked Mr. Greenlee about the first road on the paving list, NW 170th Street.

Mr. Greenlee stated there were some issues which would need to be resolved before paving could begin.  The next road on the list, which is in Ocala Highlands West, is ready to start paving.  Equipment will be sent to begin paving on this road first and NW 170th Street will be done second.

 

Comm. Stevens requested Sheriff Bobby McCallum make introductions of staff in attendance with him.

Sheriff McCallum introduced his Under-Sheriff and Legal Advisor, Brett Beauchamp and stated with the elimination of the position of Major, Mike Sheffield has now been promoted to Colonel.

 

Comm. Meeks reported he will be attending a new commissioner’s workshop tomorrow in Gainesville.  Comm. Meeks also reported former Commissioner Donald Holmes had passed away and services will be at the First Baptist Church in Bronson on Wednesday.

 

Comm. Bell introduced Bill Williams who spoke regarding the RESTORE Act.

 

  1. Assignment of Commissioners to Boards, Councils and Departments liaisons.

 

Comm. Bell asked if each Commissioner could identify which Departments they would like to serve as liaisons.  Listed below are the Commissioners and the Departments chosen:

 

Comm. Bell                  Courthouse Space                    Library

Finance/Insurance                     Legal

HR                                           Emergency Management

 

 

 

Comm. Johnson            Animal Services                        Planning

Landfill                         Building & Zoning

Comm. Meeks             Water/SHIP                             Construction/Maintenance

Veterans

 

Comm. Stevens            Ambulance                               Plat Review

Fire                                          Road Department

 

Comm. Joyner              Mosquito Control/Parks

Ag. Center

 

Comm. Bell if the Commissioners could identify which of the Boards they could serve on.  Listed below are the Commissioners and the Board’s chosen:

 

Comm. Bell                  Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC

Canvassing Board

RESTORE Act

Tourist Development Council

 

Comm. Johnson            FLOW – Florida Leaders Organized for Water

Nature Coast Business Development Council/EZDA – Strike Force

North Florida Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors

Small County Coalition Board of Directors

 

Comm. Meeks             North Florida Broadband Authority

Small County Coalition Board of Directors

WRPC

Pure Water Wilderness

 

Comm. Stevens            Canvassing

 

Comm. Joyner              Nature Coast State Trail

Workforce Connection

WRPC

County Agent – Overall Advisory Committee

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the appointments to the above listed Boards and Committees as listed.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

  1. Discussion/consensus of a Consent Agenda.

 

Comm. Bell presented the idea of a Consent Agenda to the Commissioners for discussion and possible consideration.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review the information presented and decide if they would like to use a Consent Agenda at a later date.

 

Atty. Brown informed the Commissioners of a Seminar coming up in Tallahassee on February 8th for continuing legal education which also provides good information for Commissioners.

 

As a note to the public, Comm. Bell let everyone know on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Manatee Springs State Park, the park will be hosting the Manatee Awareness Month Program.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:49 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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