BOCC Regular Meeting – July 16, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 16, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner 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. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112244-112369

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

174,180.96

ROAD

26,766.42

SHIP

8,415.00

NSP

47,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

99,458.89

COURT FACILITIES

126.10

PROGRESS ENERGY

468.51

EMS

35,566.92

FIRE

31,797.99

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

271.74

CDBG

25,395.25

UTILITIES

816.86

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

CAPITAL PROJECTS

91,318.50

LANDFILL

3,850.27

MSBU’S

159,652.30

TOTAL   $    705,664.05

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 2, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 2, 2013 as presented with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

CARR, RIGGS & INGRAM, LLC

 

Martha Garcia-Baker

2012 Audit Report Presentation

 

Mrs. Garcia-Baker presented the 2012 Audit Report to the Board as prepared by Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Jr.

Request approval and signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2014.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2014.  The amount of funds set aside by the FDLE is $46,605 for the Levy County Drug Task Force.  These funds help supplement salaries or purchase equipment for the Task Force which is a county-wide jurisdiction.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections

Request approval for two polling location changes.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval for the following two (2) polling location changes:

 

Precinct 8 – Move from the old Morriston Baptist Church to the new Morriston Baptist Church.

The new address is 3141 SE HWY 41, Morriston, FL.

 

Precinct 6 – Move from the Gulf Hammock Fire Station to the Gulf Hammock Church of God.

The new address is 3510 SE CR 326, Gulf Hammock, FL.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the polling changes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase Emergency Operations Center furniture.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase new furniture for the Emergency Operations Center by using the State Contract pricing.  The purchase amount of $37,510.57 will be made by utilizing funding provided by Progress Energy.  The existing furniture will be donated to the Department of Public Safety for their new Training Facility.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of new office furniture for the Emergency Operations Center as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request acceptance of the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).

 

Mr. Johnson requested acceptance by the Board of the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).  The period of this Agreement is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and is in the amount of $105,806.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the EMPA Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Acceptance of the Emergency Management Performance Grant.

 

Mr. Johnson requested acceptance by the Board of the Emergency Management Performance Grant.  The period of this Agreement is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and is in the amount of $58,279.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Progress Report Presentation

 

Mr. Pieklik reported to the Board progress of the Nature Coast Business Development Council focusing on the creation of jobs by new businesses coming to the county.

 

 

SOLID WASTE – NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-34 authorizing the Chairman’s signature on the application for the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant in the amount of $90,909 and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-34 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

 

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, Director and Professor

New Medical Examiner Building and proposed agreement presentation.

 

Dr. Goldberger made a presentation to the Board regarding the need for a new Medical Examiner Building and also presented a Three-Party Agreement with the University of Florida, Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, MD, Medical Examiner.  Dr. Goldberger emphasized the presentation was not about seeking funding at this time, but to inform the Board of future plans.

 

The Board thanked Dr. Goldberger for the informative presentation and looked forward to seeing information from him again.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:18 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:27 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30.  The Preliminary Fire Protection Assessment Rates are as follows:

Residential                                $110 per dwelling unit

Commercial                              $.33 per square foot

Industrial/Warehouse                $.05 per square foot

Institutional                               $.37 per square foot

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board there is a Public Hearing for Final Rate Resolutions scheduled for September 11th at 6:30 P.M.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31.  The Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rates are as follows:

 

Residential                                $119 per dwelling unit

Commercial                              $.07 per square foot

Institutional                               $.19 per square foot

Industrial/Warehouse                $.01 per square foot

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32.  The Preliminary Solid Waste Assessment is currently $25 per each Tax Parcel.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to authorize Resolution 2013-28 authorizing Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-28 authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-28 authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Recommend to extend the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three years.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to extend the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three (3) years.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve extending the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three (3) years as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody requested dates for Tentative Public Hearings for the Budget.

 

The Board agreed to set the following dates for Budget Hearings:

 

September 5, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. – Tentative Budget Hearing

September 16, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. – Final Budget Hearing

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days,

Presenting a letter commending Bruce Greenlee on behalf of Richard and Elizabeth Gilson.

 

Ms. Days read into record a letter commending Bruce Greenlee on behalf of Richard and Elizabeth Gilson.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi-PA #516.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi, PA# 516 in the amount of $8,415.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi, PA# 516 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to approve and authorize Chair to sign letter for submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).  Letter contains county’s response to the March on-site Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monitoring report conducted by DEO.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and for the Chairman to sign a letter for submittal to the DEO.  The letter contains the county’s response to the March on-site CDBG monitoring report conducted by the DEO.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve and have the Chairman sign a letter for submittal to the DEO as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval for Resolution 2013-29 adopting SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-29 adopting the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-29 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request the Board’s approval to accept a donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to accept a donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request the Board’s approval to purchase an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Manikin for training.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase an Advance Life Support (ALS) Manikin for training in the amount of $5,100.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Manikin as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request permission to purchase motor for fleet Ford pickup truck.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase a motor for one of the fleet Ford pickup trucks.  The quotes received are for a 1-ton flat bed diesel truck used by the trimming crew.    The two (2) quotes received were:  White Ford Co., Inc., $8,100.00 and Lincoln Mercury of Gainesville, $11,349.34.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a truck motor from White Ford in the amount of $8,100.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Presenting proposals in response to Request for Proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act and set a date for interviews of proposers.

 

Atty. Brown presented proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act and requested the Board set a date for interviews.

 

The Commissioners agreed to set the date for interviews on July 30th at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone of the RESTORE Act meeting this evening at the Inglis Community Center at 6:00 P.M. and the two (2) positions still available.  One position is an at-large position and the other is job creation.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:56 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:30 A.M.

 

BUDGET MEETING

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 11:30 A.M.

 

Sheila Rees spoke to the Board stating the changes from the last budget meeting were included in the budget run presented to them.  The budget as presented is out of balance by $54,000 and there is $1.5 million in Reserve which translates to about 6%.  It is recommended by the auditors to have about 20% in Reserve.  The rolled back rate is 8.3307 and 8.01 is the millage rate currently used.  Amounts were also provided by Mrs. Rees of varying millage rates from 8.01 to 8.75 for the Board to review.

 

Connie Conley spoke to the Board regarding the budget for Levy County Transportation stating she would like to hire a mechanic to be placed at the Road Department trained to work on the Transportation busses.  She informed the Board of the need for their computers to be gradually replaced.

 

Matt Weldon spoke to the Board regarding the low fees charged for use of the swimming parks in the county.

 

Bill Hammond spoke to the Board regarding the need to raise the permit fees for Building & Zoning.  He also advised the Board of the need for a new copier for his office.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:37 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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