BOCC Regular Meeting – July 5, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 5, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER  105231-105337
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,216,904.85

ROAD

          81,393.25

SHIP

            6,826.46

TRANSPORTATION

            3,073.83

911

          10,583.33

COURT FACILITIES

               222.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               171.87

EMS

          11,862.36

FIRE

               682.48

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            1,980.42

UTILITIES

            3,539.56

CAPITAL PROJECTS

            3,497.86

LANDFILL

          13,949.68

TOTAL  $  1,354,687.95

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held June 7, 2011 and June 21, 2011.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on June 7 and June 21, 2011.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Lt. Scott Finnen

A.    Presenting a Certificate of Participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  Requires signature of Chairman.

 

B.    Request approval to apply for 2011 Justice Assistance Grant.

 

Lt. Finnen requested Board approval of the Participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program with the Chairman’s signature and approval to apply for the 2011 Justice Assistant Grant.  Lt. Finnen explained the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has set aside $63,003 in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Program, Countywide.  The Certificate of Participation will provide funds to support the Drug Task Force Unit.  This is a continuing grant which has been ongoing for many years and helps fund the salary, sometimes salaries of officers working in the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Unit.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request for participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program with Chairman Steven’s signature and to apply for the 2011 Justice Assistance Grant.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

Carol McQueen, Director

A.    Presenting recommendations for 2011-2012 Advertising Grant

 

Mrs. McQueen presented the Tourist Development Council’s recommendation for Board approval on the following festivals and events advertising award amounts:

 

Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce      Festival of Lights & Christmas Parade            $   500

Levy County Fair Association                      LevyCountyFair                                           $3,000

Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club                      Kayak Fishing Tournament                            $1,000

CedarKeyArtsCenter                                   OldFloridaCelebration of the Arts               $3,000

Cedar Key Aquaculture Association              CLAMERICA                                                 $2,000

Williston Chamber of Commerce                 Central FloridaPeanut Festival                     $3,000

 

Comm. Drew declares Conflict of Interest and will abstain from voting on this item as she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Tourist Development Council’s recommendations for the festivals and events advertising award amounts presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen stated she has been asked to serve on Advisory Group forFanningSpringsState Parkas the Tourism and Economic Development representative and wanted to make sure the Board was in agreement for her to serve.  The Board was in agreement for Mrs. McQueen to serve as representative for this Advisory Group.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.    Request permission to begin bid process for partial roof replacement on theRecyclingBuilding.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested permission to begin the bid process for re-roofing the Recycling building.  The partial roof replacement will be funded through the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant which has been applied for in the past.  Pending the Governor’s signature on the state budget, this years’ grant will be in the amount of $70,588.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve beginning the bid process for re-roofing the Recycling building.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.  Request permission to advertise to begin process for leachate hauling contract.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board permission to begin the bid process and advertise for the leachate hauling contract as the current contract is set to expire on September 30, 2011.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve beginning the bid process for the leachate hauling contract.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Presentation of bids for rock pit excavator.

 

Mr. Greenlee read aloud the following bids which had been received for the hydraulic rock pit excavator for the Gulf Hammock mine:

 

Bidding Company                              Bid Amount

 

Flagler Construction Equipment        $366,777

Ring Power Corporation                    435,964

HighlandTractor Company               377,000   450D

398,736   470G

Road Machinery & Supply Co           283,400

 

Mr. Greenlee stated he would bring back a recommendation after reviewing the information received at the next Board meeting.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.    Request the Board

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to hold a Public Hearing during the July 19th Regular Board Meeting to hear a small scale land use change petition from Commercial to Low Density Residential within the Town of Bronson’s Municipal Service District.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve placing a Public Hearing on the agenda for the Regular Board meeting to be held on July 19th at 9:00 A.M.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley

A.    Request approval in authorizing resolution of the 2011-2012 Trip & Equipment grant.  This grant is a 90/10 grant and is used to provide trips only.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the 2011-2012 Trip & Equipment 90/10 grant in the amount of $296,326.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve authorizing resolution of the 20121-2012 Trip & Equipment grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Request vote for:  April 1-15 APD Amendment

C.    Request vote for:  April 16-June 30 APD Amendment

D.    Request vote for:  2014 APD Contract

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the April 1-15 APD Amendment, the April 16 through June 30 APD Amendment and the 2011-2014 APD Contract.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the April 1-15 APD Amendment, the April 16th through June 30th APD Amendment and the 2011-2014 APD Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond, Director

A.    Request Board approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for James Carl Brown; REHAB #47

 

B.     Request Board approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for Charlie Roberts; REHAB #129

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board Approval of the following Satisfaction of Mortgages for Rehabilitation Assistance:

 

James Carl Brown      $14,910

Charlie Roberts          $12,615

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for James Carl Brown and Charlie Roberts as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.    Request  Board consideration of accepting compromised settlement of SHIP mortgage for Kurtis Bruton and Alanyda Bruton, and if approved to allow Chairman to execute Satisfaction.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval to accept a compromised settlement of a SHIP mortgage for Kurtis Bruton and Alanyda Bruton.  There is a request for a short sale and the compromised amount of the loan is $5,724.62, effective June 13th.  There has been an offer of $2,800 made to settle the second mortgage, which is a recovery of 48%.  Mr. Tummond suggested the Board allow him to continue to negotiate this amount with the first mortgage holder, GMAC in an attempt to increase this amount.  If not, he would accept the offer and request the Board Chairman sign a Satisfaction of Mortgage upon receipt of funds.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to allow Mr. Tummond to continue to negotiate with the first mortgage holder on the amount, but will accept the offer of $2,800 if the amount cannot be increased.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Request proposed dates for Budget Workshop.

 

Mr. Moody requested a date to be set by the Board for the next Budget Workshop.  After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to have the next Budget Workshop on Monday, July 11th at 9:00 A.M.

Mr. Moody requested direction on how much to ask the departments and constitutional officers to reduce their budgets.  Comm. Drew suggested a 7% total reduction.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-36 extending the declaration of local emergency and the burn ban through July 5, 2011.

 

Atty. Brown requested ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-36, extending the declaration of local emergency and the burn ban through July 5, 2011.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to Ratify Emergency Declaration 2011-36 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-37 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2011-28 and 2011-36 and Emergency Order 2011-29.

 

Atty. Brown requested ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-37 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2011-28 and 2011-36 as well as Emergency Order 2011-29.  The Emergency Declaration was enacted and extended due to the extreme drought conditions and existing forest and brush fires throughout the County and the imminent threat of natural disaster those situations created.  The Florida Division of Forestry notified the County on June 29, 2011 there had been sufficient rainfall to allow the rescinding of the Emergency Declarations and Order.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2011-37 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown gave an update to the Board regarding litigation with the Tarmac lawsuit.  Atty. Brown stated she would send copies to the Board members of court information as it is received.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Desiree Painter reported to the Board Levy County Transit had been through a major audit this past week and there were no findings by the auditors.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he would be meeting the Fanning Springs Development Group and will report back to the Board at the next meeting.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew stated she had asked Mr. Moody to check on options with the current insurance company.  The company did not offer any other options.  Comm. Drew stated she would be interested in sending out for quotes for insurance from other companies.  Mr. Moody stated the Board is required to give a 60-day notice to withdraw from the current company.  The two options currently offered from Blue Cross Blue Shield are HMO and PPO.  These two options are what the pool of other entities has approved through Public Risk Management, whichLevyCountyis a part of.

Comm. Stevens suggests revisiting this topic at the second Board meeting in October in order to give adequate time to noticePublicRiskManagementLevyCountywill be requesting bids from other insurance companies.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:00 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                            BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens