BOCC Regular Meeting – June 17, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 17, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

115920-116093

FUND

      AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

131,279.90

ROAD

70,152.19

PAL LIBRARY

10,108.84

TRANSPORTATION

2,202.02

COURT FACILITIES

23.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,261.02

EMS

25,717.56

FIRE

17,110.95

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,220.44

UTILITIES

638.60

DRUG TASK FORCE

6,495.86

ADD COURT COSTS

607.26

CAPITAL PROJECTS

26,069.52

LANDFILL

62,272.33

TOTAL $   355,159.49

 

 

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Comm. Ryan Bell, Chairman

  1. Presenting Proclamation 2014-26 recognizing the Chiefland High School Varsity Girls’ Softball Team as the 2014 FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-26 and read the Proclamation into Public Record recognizing the Chiefland High School Varsity Girls’ Softball Team as the 2014 FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Presenting Proclamation 2014-27 recognizing the Williston High School Varsity Baseball Team as the 2014 FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-27 and read the Proclamation into Public Record recognizing the Williston High School Varsity Baseball Team as the 2014 FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:14 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:23 A.M.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Devaiah Pagidipati, MD, new owner of the Williston Hospital spoke to the Board and informed them of the improvements made at the hospital making it possible for residents of Levy County to receive quality healthcare locally.  He stated he will be bringing in Doctors from Ocala specializing in Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Oncology, and Women’s Health to the Williston Hospital.  Dr. Pagidipati also stated he is planning to build a surgery center which will make it possible for residents to avoid driving to Gainesville or Ocala for procedures.

 

 

FLORENTINE RECREATION/CEDAR KEY GENERAL STORE

 

Joe Florentine, President

Request approval to waive impact fees related to re-development of former Cypress Station site.

 

Atty. Brown spoke to Mr. Florentine asking if it was his intention to have a Review Hearing before the Board to consider the denial of the exemption to waive impact fees.

Mr. Florentine stated it was his intention for this item to be considered his Review Hearing and agreed to waive the Board’s requirement to give written notice for the Hearing.

Atty. Brown advised the Board to include in the Motion a requirement for Mr. Florentine to provide items not included in his packet provided for the Board office to be placed on the Agenda.  A written decision will need to be provided at the next Board meeting as required.

 

Mr. Florentine spoke to the Board explaining he has purchased the property where the former Cypress Station existed and is planning to re-build the gas station.  He requested the impact fees in the amount of $11,277 be waived per Section 47.116 of the Impact Fee Ordinance, as the building being replaced will be less square footage on the same lot within a 5 year period of the closure of the Cypress Station.

 

Comm. Bell stated the item would be treated like a Public Hearing and asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the item presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to waive  the impact  fees as requested  by Mr. Florentine.  Second was  made  by Comm. Meeks.

After discussion, Comm. Joyner amended his motion granting the exemption to waive the impact fees previously denied under Section 47.116 (c) with the condition Mr. Florentine provide information as stated by Atty. Brown.  Comm. Meeks amended the second made previously and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

Casey Duquette spoke on behalf of Mr. Greenlee and requested Board approval to adopt Resolution 2014-16 to petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of NE 65th Lane a/k/a High Ridge Drive located in the Replat of Suncoast Estates Subdivision, as requested by petitioner, Sandra R. Hall.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the item presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-16 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Update on Traffic Signal for C323 and US 41.

 

Casey Duquette spoke on behalf of Mr. Greenlee giving an update on the request for a Traffic Signal for C323 and US 41.  Mr. Duquette stated a traffic analysis study had begun by the Florida Department of Transportation, however the request for signs to be placed in this area could not be done.

 

  1. Request approval to adopt Resolution 2014-23 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of an unimproved right-of-way located in King’s Hill Subdivision as requested by the Petitioner, David V. Benton.

 

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-23 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of an unimproved right-of-way located in King’s Hill Subdivision as requested by the Petitioner, David V. Benton.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-23 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase a Challenger 6 Self-Propelled Broom.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase a Challenger 6, Self-Propelled Broom in the amount of $70,652 through a discount purchasing program called the NJPA.  A roller which the Road Department has, but is no longer workable will be traded in for $50,000 making the total price for the new Self-Propelled Broom $20,652.  Mr. Greenlee stated this is a budgeted expense.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a Challenger 6 Self-Propelled Broom as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

  1. Present recommendation of award.

 

Mr. Vanzant presented the recommendation of award for work to be done to complete the Tarafa Project.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Bidder                                                 Base Bid                     Revised

Lapin Septic Tank Service, Inc.          $114,000.00                $110,430.00

Richardson Site Prep, Inc.                  $  68,995.00                $  65,251.00

Staley Construction Group, Inc.         $  55,091.03                $  67,446.23

 

  1. Request Board consideration to waive bidding requirements established by the Levy County’s CDBG procurement policy and the County’s general purchasing policy and award a per item rate contract to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. based on an estimated lump sum of $65,251.00.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks made a motion to award the bid to Staley Construction Group, Inc. contingent on approval by DEO of awarding to Staley Construction Group, Inc. and providing the Board pay whatever difference there may be in the amount DEO will pay and the bid amount after negotiation with Staley Construction Group, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

 

Comm. Meeks amended his motion to include waiving the bidding requirements established by the CDBG Procurement Policy and the County’s General Purchasing Policy as presented by Atty. Brown.  Comm. Johnson amended his second and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ANOTHER WAY, INC.

 

Donna L. Fagan, Executive Director

Request authorization for Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to sign an approval form required by the 2014 Emergency Solutions Grant application offered by the Florida Department of Children and Families Office on Homelessness.

Ms. Fagan requested Board approval to authorize the County Coordinator, Fred Moody to sign an approval form required by the 2014 Emergency Solutions Grant application offered by the Florida Department of Children and Families Office on Homelessness.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator to sign the approval form as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM – ANOTHER WAY, INC.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning Another Way, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Fagan requested Mr. Moody also be authorized to sign the approval form for the Emergency Solutions Grant application in the future without approval by the Board each time due to time constraints, provided there are no financial commitments by the Board.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to authorize Mr. Moody to sign the approval form for Another Way, Inc. in the future as requested without coming before the Board for approval provided there are no financial commitments by the Board.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval and signature for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contract amendment with Levy County for Levy County’s Fire control assessments for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval and signature for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services contract amendment with Levy County for Levy County’s Fire Control Assessments for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.  The Fire Control Assessment is calculated at 17,250 acres x $.07 for a total of $36,207.50.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve with signature the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contract Amendment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to move forward with a request for Proposal for Engineering and related services for utilities.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to move forward with a Request for Proposal for Engineering and Related Services for Utilities.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve moving forward with a Request for Proposal as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. Request approval for the appointment of Wilbur Dean to the Board of Adjustments representing District 1.  Mr. Dean will be replacing David Stone.  Wilbur Dean’s term will expire April, 2017.  – TABLED –

 

  1.  Request approval for the re-appointments of Paula, Kennedy, District 1; Richard Hawthorne, District 3; and Thomas Inman, District 5 for the Construction Industry Licensing Board.  Terms will expire 6/30/16.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval for the re-appointments of Paula Kennedy, District 1; Richard Hawthorne, District 3; and Thomas Inman, District 5 for the Construction Industry Licensing Board.  Their terms will expire on 6/30/16.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the re-appointments to the Construction Industry Licensing Board as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for a capital purchase of new computers.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval for a capital purchase of seven (7) PC’s for the Transit office and 2 laptops.  Two (2) quotes were provided:

 

Dell                 $9,580.78

B & B              $8,771.30

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of computers from B & B as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase equipment under 5310 Capital Grant and request authority to be given to either County Coordinator or designee to sign agreement for project, subject to County Attorney review.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to purchase tablets, software and application from Route Match Software under the 5310 Capital Grant, an 80/10/10 grant and request authority to be given to either the County Coordinator or designee to sign the agreement for the project, subject to County Attorney review.  Route Match is a sole source provider for the software and application.  The County’s share of the project will be $4,810.40 and anything over and above the grant amount.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of tablets, software and application from Route Match Software under the Capital Grant and give the County Coordinator or designee sign the agreement, subject to County Atty. Review.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2014-21 and Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-21 approving the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant for the period of July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2014 in the amount of $405,291.  This is a 90/10 grant.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-21 approving the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval of Auto-Graphics invoice.

 

Ms. Brasher spoke of the Lending Library in Otter Creek which she had recently visited and she complimented the Road Department for their work in placing signs in the area.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of an invoice from Auto Graphics, Inc. in the amount of $5,906.  The library has a circulation contract with them as required for State Aid which is renewed each year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the contract with Auto Graphics, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval to waive requirements of s.112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. for Jack Schofield and Bruce Wilson as members of the advisory board the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to waive the requirements of s. 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as they may apply to Jack Schofield and Bruce Wilson, members of the Advisory Board of the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to waive the requirements of s. 112. 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported there was a great turnout for the Chiefland Watermelon Festival held this past weekend.  The watermelon auction was possibly the highest from all the years he had done the auctioneering.

 

Comm. Joyner spoke of the Love Levy event and ribbon cutting coming up the last Friday of this month (June 27th) at the old Morriston Baptist Church at 1:30 P.M.  This will be a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet facility offering biblical guidance to the area residents.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston Parade will be on July 3rd.

 

Comm. Meeks reported he had completed the first part of his continuing education as a Certified County Commissioner.

 

Comm. Bell reminded the Commissioners of the Executive Session on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the County Attorney’s Conference Room.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:43 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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