BOCC Regular Meeting – July 6, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 6, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 6, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Bell 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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

101674-101809

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,044,173.53

ROAD

82,415.64

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

19,446.72

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

255.67

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

0.00

TRANSPORTATION

28,379.50

911

16,583.33

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

69.30

PROGRESS ENERGY

12,828.84

EMS

22,042.64

FIRE

1,862.15

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,313.99

UTILITIES

392.45

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

23,840.11

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $    1,255,603.87

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 22, 2010.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 22, 2010.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

Teresa Wilson, Florida Department of Corrections

A.     Request approval of Proclamation 2010-28 recognizing and observing July 18-24, 2010 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week.

 

Teresa Wilson introduced Cassandra Sheppard who then requested Board approval of Proclamation 2010-28.

After Comm. Bell read the Proclamation into record, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-28 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

 

Atty. Brown swore in those in the audience who wished to speak for or against any of the Hardship Variances to be presented.

1. Comm. Stevens stated he had ex-parte communication on item C.  2.Comm. Bell stated she had ex-parte communication with Sam Rife concerning item B.

 

A.     Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Cynthia M. Baxter.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance for Cynthia M. Baker to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her mother.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES

 

B.     Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Sam W. Rife.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Sam W. Rife to allow a second dwelling in order for a friend to help care for him.

Rachel Roberts speaks against construction traffic on the street in which she lives as the property in question has other access.

Mr. Rife speaks and explains the addition of a second dwelling will not interfere with Mrs. Robert’s property.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Petition No. PV 1-10, Vacation of a portion of Lot 2, Prosperity Farms.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. PV 1-10, Vacation of a portion of Lot 2, Prosperity Farms.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. PV 1-10 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITOR’S BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen,

A.     Request approval to re-print a 20 page full color brochure at a cost of $5,625.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to re-print a 20 page full color brochure at a cost of $5,625 by Tomes Rabold Advertising.  Upon completion of this order, the brochure will be owned by the Levy County Visitor’s Bureau so it can be taken elsewhere for printing in the future.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the brochure printing as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of Levy County Tourist Development Council’s Advertising Grant Award recommendation.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of Levy County Tourist Development Council’s Advertising Grant Award recommendation as follows:

 

Festival/Event            Request Recommendation
Levy County Fair Association

$4,000

$3,000

Cedar Key Art Center/47th Annual Art Festival

$4,000

$3,000

Williston Chamber of Commerce/22nd Peanut Festival

$4,000

$2,000

Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce/CK Christmas

$4,000

$2,000

Levy County Historical Society/Levy Co. RR Days

$2,000

$1,000

Cedar Key Aquaculture Association/July 4th-CLAMERICA

$2,000

$1,000

CK Chamber of Commerce/Red Fish Kayak Tournament

$2,000

$1,000

LARC/35th Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race

$2,500

$500

Chiefland Chamber of Commerce/Christmas Fest. & Parade

$1,000

$500

Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce

$1,500

$500

Williston Chamber of Commerce/Williston Airport Fest

$4,000

$500

 Total Grant Awards

  $15,000

 

Toni Collins spoke against the recommendations presented by Mrs. McQueen.

Mr. Cannon spoke against sending any advertising money to Cedar Key as Cedar Key does not pay County taxes.

Comm. Rooks stated she is in favor of pursuing additional advertising funding through BP and sending a Resolution to the Governor’s office.

Mrs. McQueen stated she is working on a Memorandum of Understanding to the Governor’s office for BP to provide advertising funding for our county.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Advertising Grant Award recommendations as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Sullivan, LCSO

A.     Request approval/ratification of application for the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant in the amount of $75,725.

 

Major Sullivan requested approval/ratification of application for the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant in the amount of $75,725.  He explained approval of this application will allow the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force to partially pay for the salaries of two officers working in the Drug Unit.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve/ratify the application as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

AWARD PRESENTATION

 

Comm. Bell presents an award to Comm. Rooks from the Florida Association of Counties for her work with the Legislature for our County.  Comm. Bell stated Comm. Rooks serves as the President of the Small County Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:32 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:48 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proposed Lease Agreement for Guardian ad Litem.

 

Mr. Moody presented the Proposed Lease Agreement for Guardian ad Litem.  He explained the Guardian ad litem will partner with Gilchrist County to utilize the same office space.  After researching several available office spaces in Chiefland, a central location, the 102 N. Main Street location would be their preference.  The rent will be split Levy/60 % and Gilchrist County/40%.  The Levy County portion will be about $942.00 per month.  He requested the Board’s approval to proceed.  Once the lease has been prepared, it will be brought before the Board for approval.

The Board decided to TABLE this item until further information can be provided.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board set a date for a Budget Workshop before July 15th as a tentative budget and Millage needs to be provided by this date.  Commissioners agreed to hold the Workshop on Monday, July 12th at 10:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Moody asks Trish Siebold to come forward to present budget news for the Board.  Ms. Siebold stated the EMS Department was awarded a 90/10 Grant for a new unit by the State in the amount of $120,600.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Proposed additions to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board.

 

Mrs. Lombardo presented for the Board, proposed additions and changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as follows:

 

Additions

Veterans Category

Alternate Voting Member – Robert E. Lowyns

 

Community Action Agency Agency Category

Primary Voting Member – Katrina Bowers                        Alternate Voting Member – Cindy Morgan

 

Changes

Elder Affairs Category

Remove Barbara Cook as Primary Voting Member

Change Alternate Voting Member Kay Stephens to Primary Voting Member

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the additions and changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award.

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award in the amount of $53,369.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request permission to accept a truck and trailer that the Levy County Sheriff’s Department has donated to the Levy County Road Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to accept a truck and trailer donated by the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.  The truck is a 1983 Ford F700 and the trailer is a 24 ft. single axel trailer.  Mr. Greenlee stated the truck and trailer would be used to haul trimming equipment.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the truck and trailer from the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to purchase a truck for the mowing crew.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to purchase a truck for the mowing crew and presented the bid results as follows:

 

Scoggins Chevrolet
2010 Silverado Regular Cab

$20,305

2010 Silverado Extended Cab

$24,580.19

Florida Sheriff’s Association
2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Base Price

$14,876

2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Standard Cab with extra’s

$16,536

2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Extended Cab with Extra’s

$23,121

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Base Price

$13,734

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Standard Cab With Extra’s

$15,229

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Extended Cab With Extra’s

$19,429

 

Mr. Greenlee’s recommendation is to accept the bid from the Florida Sheriff’s Association for the 2010 Ford F150 4×2 Standard Cab in the amount of $15,229.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the bid as presented to purchase the 2010 Ford F150 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Adopt Resolution 2010-32 accepting easement necessary to accumulate and move debris on property located in Pinehurst Subdivision in order for Williston Fire Department to burn debris for training.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested the Board adopt Resolution 2010-32 accepting easement necessary to accumulate and move debris on property located in Pinehurst Subdivision in order for Williston Fire Department to burn debris for training.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-32 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Request permission to accept Interlocal Agreement for Community Development Block Grant application for the City of Williston.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to accept the Interlocal Agreement for Community Development Block Grant Application for the City of Williston in relation to water system infrastructure improvements to be made in the city.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Interlocal Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew 

A.     Approval of Resolution 2010-36 requesting the Governor of the State of Florida to convene a summit for the preservation of Florida’s shores and to promote legislation for robust alternative/renewable energy.

 

Comm. Drew presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-36 requesting the Governor of the State of Florida to convene a summit for the preservation of Florida’s shores and to promote legislation for robust alternative/renewable energy.  Comm. Drew read the Resolution into record.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-36 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew.

After discussion the Commissioners decided to TABLE this item and reconsider after changes can be made in the language of the Resolution.

 

 

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Tenth Amended and Restated Agreement to establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board. – TABLED

 

Comm. Bell reminded the Board members of the luncheon with the Soil and Water Conservation at noon at the Baptist Church and of the Public Hearing at 6:30 P.M. on the proposed Large Scale Land Use Map.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:33 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Department Director

A.     Proposed Large Scale Land Use Map Amendment

 

Ms. Neely explained the proposed petition is for a large scale land use amendment to the Future Land Use Map for the Comprehensive Plan.  This petition was heard at the May 3rd, 2010 Levy Planning Commission public meeting and the commission recommended approval by a vote of 3 to 1.

Petition LSA 10-01 is for property owners William and Linda Grafton.  It is to Amend the Levy County Future Land Use Map from Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C) on approximately 10.58 acres located just south of Williston within the Williston Municipal Service District.  The petitioner’s application states the subject property will be used for warehousing.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the petition to transmit to DCA.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:38 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

 



1.        Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Stevens

2.        Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Bell