BOCC Regular Meeting July 5, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 5, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 5, 2016 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. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 124022-124184
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,159,810.18
ROAD16,101.57
SHIP14,880.00
TRANSPORTATION14,148.93
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES26,075.00
EMS8,351.42
FIRE6,135.45
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT71.67
UTILITIES356.30
LANDFILL17,386.37
TOTAL  $ 1,275,877.06
EFT PAYMENT  $      33,524.47

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen

Review of quotes for hiring vendors for the creative design and printing of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail Map using a grant from the Conservation Fund.  Map will include Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Jefferson counties.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented quotes received for the creative design and printing of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail map which will include Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Jefferson counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quotes received are listed below:

 

Vendor Name              Creative Design Quote           Interactive Map Quote            Printing Quote

 

Sparxoo                                   $16,830                                   $28,380                                 none

 

Akers Media                           $15,000                                      none                         $14,325/50K

$25,825/100K

 

JS Design Studio                    $5,000                                        none                         $12,155/50K

S/H $300

 

Global Printing                       none                                           none                         $10,650/50K

S/H $1,600

$21,000/100K

S/H $2,950

 

Mrs. McQueen recommended the Board award the bid to JS Design Studio.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to award the bid to JS Design Studio as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL

 

Scott Koons, Executive Director

Adopt a resolution adopting the amended Interlocal Agreement Creating the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council to become a member local government of the Council and appoint a County Commissioner to be the County’s representative to the Council. – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments, Resolution No. 2016-037.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments, Resolution 2016-037 and stated there are no changes in the rates for any of the Assessments.  Mr. Moody also stated there will be a Final Rate Resolution for each of the Resolutions to be approved in September.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-037 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Requesting approval for Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution No. 2016-035.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rate, Resolution 2016-035.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-035 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution No. 2016-036.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution 2016-036.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-036 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution No. 2016-034.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution 2016-034.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-034 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Those in the audience commenting on the Resolutions were Dana Sheffield and Sallie Ann Collins.

 

E. Request date and time for 2016-2017 Budget Workshop.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board set a date and time for a 2016-2017 Budget Workshop.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to set a Budget Workshop on Wednesday, July 13th at 9:00 A.M. followed by the Fire Departments at 2:00 P.M.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Request a motion to set health insurance premiums paid by the Board for employees’ coverage(s) for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

 

Ms. Martin presented rates to the Board and requested they set the amount paid by the Board for employees’ coverage(s) for health insurance premium rates for fiscal year 2016-2017, which is a 6.1% increase.  Ms. Martin stated she would like to set the dates for open enrollment on August 16th and August 17th and requested the Board make a decision before this time.

 

The Commissioners agreed to discuss this further at the Budget Workshop on July 13th.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Requesting Board approval on Resolution 2016-031 and approval of 2016/2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-031 and approval of the 2016/2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant in the amount of $474,013.00 with the local match amount at $41,915.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-031 and the 2016-2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Requesting a motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Ethan Cummings, PA #535 for an existing unit in Williston, FL 32696.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Ethan Cummings, PA #535 for an existing unit in Williston, FL in the amount of $14,880.

 

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

 

Comments were made by Dana Sheffield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

A. Request permission to advertise bids for the yearly operating supplies for the Levy County Road Department.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval to advertise bids for the yearly operating supplies for the Levy County Road Department.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the request to advertise bids for yearly operating supplies as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval for Resolution 2016-041 repealing a Resolution recorded in OR 241, Pg. 213 in the official records of Levy County, FL repealing weight limit (10 tons) on CR 40 from US HWY 19E to the Levy County/Marion County line.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-041 repealing a Resolution recorded in OR 241, Pg. 213 in the official records of Levy County, FL repealing the weight limit (10 tons) on CR 40 from US HWY 19E to the Levy County/Marion line.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-041 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Scott Lippman thanked Mrs. Conley and the Transit Department for their assistance with the recently held DOT meeting for providing shuttle service to those attending the meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks expressed an interest in requesting DOT research the area on SR 24 near the race track where the fatal accident happened Saturday to determine if the roadway can be changed in any way to make it safer.

Comm. Rooks stated Comm. John Meeks was re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties and also awarded the President’s award.  Comm. John Meeks also is serving on the Leadership Team for the Small County Coalition.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks stated the Independence Day parade in Williston was a success and the Fireworks in Cedar Key was a success last night.

 

Comm. Stevens spoke of the I-75 Task Force issue and whether or not the Board should take a position on it.

Comm. John Meeks stated he would like to wait until the next Board meeting to take a position on this.  Comm. John Meeks also spoke of the I-75 issue stating the last meeting will be at the Livestock Pavilion in Ocala.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to have Atty. Brown draft a letter to DOT with all of the Commissioners’ signatures requesting they carefully examine and consider all secondary roads before moving forward with whatever plans they may have concerning the I-75 expansion.  This letter will also be copied to the I-75 Task Force.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. John Meeks voted NO.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported the Bronson Fireworks and celebration was a success.

Comm. John Meeks also stated the Board had recently received notification from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission informing them Duke Energy is planning to move forward with their application process to build a Nuclear Plant on the Levy County Property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens spoke of several areas between Bronson and Archer on SR24 and SR41 S at CR326 and the accidents which have taken place in these areas as spoken of by Comm. Rooks.

 

Stevens made a motion to draft a letter to send to DOT requesting they address the locations as stated above in a timely manner.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:03 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS

 

The following applicants were interviewed by the Board for the Public Safety Director position:

 

Lamar Stegall

Wayne Watts, Jr.

James Harrell

James Campbell

 

After interviewing the applicants, the Commissioners ranked the applicants as follows:

 

Comm. Rock MeeksComm. StevensComm. John MeeksComm. RooksComm. Joyner
1Lamar StegallJames HarrellLamar StegallLamar StegallJames Campbell
2James HarrellWayne Watts, Jr.James HarrellJames CampbellLamar Stegall
3James CampbellLamar StegallJames CampbellJames HarrellJames Harrell
4Wayne Watts, Jr.James CampbellWayne Watts, Jr.Wayne Watts, Jr.Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

The results of the Commissioners’ rankings are listed below:

 

  1. Lamar Stegall
  2. James Harrell
  3. James Campbell
  4. Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

The Commissioners agreed to have staff contact Mr. Stegall to offer the position to him.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:50 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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