BOCC Regular Meeting June 21, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 21, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 21, 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

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks 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. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER124022-124184
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE159,142.29
ROAD78,389.69
PAL LIBRARY9,421.47
MOSQUITO CONTROL212.27
TRANSPORTATION3,028.64
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS45,763.56
FIRE46,878.99
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT513.89
UTILITIES2,165.56
COMMUNICATION17,979.00
ADD COURT COSTS669.50
IMPACT FEES – PARKS9,231.29
LANDFILL69,241.89
TOTAL  $    442,653.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular meeting held on May 17, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on May 17, 2016 with correction as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik requested Board approval to adopt Ordinance 2016-03 for the repealing of the Resolution creating the LCDA.

 

Atty. Brown read the title of the Ordinance into public record.

 

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

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2016-03 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik

A. Present progress report for May-June, 2016 per arrangement with BOCC.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report to the Board for May-June, 2016.

 

B. Discuss next steps for submitted Business Incentives application regarding retailer making a request, where confidentiality has been invoked.

 

Mr. Pieklik spoke to the Board about the steps for submitted Business Incentives application and a retailer’s request regarding a triple net lease.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to move forward with the application process as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steve Minnis, Governmental Affairs & Communications Director

Mr. Minnis presented a check to the Board for Payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $30,401.84.

 

 

DEWBERRY-PREBLE RISH

 

Rob Davis, PE

Mr. Davis requested Board approval of change orders Number one (1) and Number two (2) to contract with Carter Excavating, Inc. for University Oaks Water System to complete a looped main and take an existing, leaking line out of service.  Mr. Davis explained the costs of the change orders will not exceed the original budget for this project.  Mr. Davis also requested Board approval of a Task Order to complete the permitting and engineering of the change orders.

 

Jimmy Jones also spoke to the Board explaining the work being done to the University Oaks Water system.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/UNIVERSITY OAKS WATER

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning the University Oaks Water System Task Order 16-001.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Davis explained the task order is to complete the looped water main system and abandon an existing, leaking water main and to provide 11 new connections.  The task order will also take care of permitting and engineering.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Task Order 16-001 contingent upon legal review, approval of Change Order Number one (1) and Change Order Number two (2) as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

Toni C. Collins, President

Mrs. Collins requested Board approval for the Levy County Historical Society to apply for and, if approved, erect and maintain a Florida Historic Marker at the Pat-Mac Locomotive exhibit site.  The Levy County Board of County Commissioners own the Pat-Mac Locomotive Wayside Park, 5230 SE HWY 19, Gulf Hammock, Florida.  Mrs. Collins stated the Levy County Historical Society will be paying for the sign.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the request for the Levy County Historical Society to apply for a Florida Historic Marker as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke regarding this item.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY CATTLEMEN

 

Brad Etheridge

Discuss duties and job description for the Levy County Extension Director position.

 

Mr. Etheridge spoke to the Board regarding the job description for Levy County Extension Director and the need for the person hired for this position to be a liaison between the livestock industry of Levy County and the University of Florida.  Mr. Etheridge requested the Board consider the person to be hired, also be a Livestock Extension Agent Director.  He also recommended there be one person to be placed in the position to exclusively handle the county’s 4-H program.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to request the University of Florida amend to the position of Levy County Extension director be re-advertised to include knowledge of the Livestock industry.  The current applicant selected by the University is welcome to re-apply if they wish.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:30 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:35 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

 

A. Request approval from the Board for the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018.  The Standstill Agreement was in place until July 31, 2016, but had to be backdated per request of the governing authority GSA.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval and present an update on the Court House Window Project.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Court House Window Project and gave an update on the work done so far.  Mr. Moody stated approval had been given to cover the replacement cost with the Court Facilities Fund.  The two proposals received are listed below:

 

Staley Construction Group, Inc.                     $104,300.00

Nature Coast Class, LLC                                $109,500.00

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the lowest bid for the Court House Window Project to Staley Construction Group.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  • Moody requested the Board conduct a Budget Workshop following the next Regular Board meeting on July 5th.

 

The Commissioners agreed to schedule a Budget Workshop following the next Regular Board meeting on July 5th as requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Mrs. Martin presented a staff report on upcoming interviews for the Public Safety Director position.  The following applicants have been selected for interview by the Board:

 

James Campbell

Jeff Gold

James Harrell

Larry Taylor

Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

Mrs. Martin requested direction from the Board for a date and time to interview the applicants.

 

The Commissioners discussed the applicant, Jeff Gold and his bid for election in Marion County.  It was also discussed adding an additional applicant, Lamar Stegall, the next applicant, to be contacted for interview, as he was the next qualified applicant which also resides in Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to add one additional applicant, Lamar Stegall to the interview list as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The Commissioners agreed to conduct interviews on July 5th at 2:00 P.M. following the next Board Meeting and Budget Workshop.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Conley Conley, Director

Request approval from the Board to discontinue transportation services on County Holidays.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to discontinue transportation services on County Holidays due to the cost to provide the service.

 

After discussion, it was requested by the Board for Ms. Conley to obtain schedules from facilities providing services to patients transported by Levy County Transit which would be scheduled on the County Holidays to determine if these patients could be re-scheduled.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A. Request a motion to approve Resolution 2016-039 adopting corrections to SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) Fiscal Years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 approved April 19, 2016, to incorporate comments by Florida Housing Financial Corporation (FHFC) Review Committee.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-039 adopting corrections to the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for fiscal years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 approved April 19, 2016, to incorporate comments by the Florida Housing Financial Corporation (FHFC) Review Committee.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-039 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request a motion to approve State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Funding Certification to be submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program for fiscal year 2016-2017 Funding Certification to be submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program fiscal year 2016-2017 Funding Certification as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

A. Seven (7) day extension of Tropical Storm Colin Local State of Emergency Declaration.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval of a seven (7) day extension of the Local State of Emergency Declaration as a result of Tropical Storm Colin.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the seven (7) day extension of the Local State of Emergency Declaration as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval to purchase Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool to replace the current IDAM Damage Assessment Tool.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval to purchase a Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool in the amount of $5,200 to replace the current IDAM Damage Assessment Tool.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of the Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C. Request approval to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).

 

Mr. Macdonald requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA), a matching grant in the amount of $105,806.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA) as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D. Request approval to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG).

 

Mr. MacDonald requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG).

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Rinaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

Request approval from the Board to purchase six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions for $4,751.99.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested Board approval to purchase six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions in the amount of $4,751.99.  This will allow for completion of the network for the Fire Rescue Stations tying them into the headquarters’ location to provide secure internet access and more efficient management of all remote sites.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the purchase of six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Renaudo also informed the Board the Department of Public Safety had received notification from the State Department of Health they had been awarded funding for Vents in the amount of $18,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2016-032 for the acceptance and directing the recordation of right of way deed transferring right of way located in Levy County, FL (SE 117th Place and SE 127th Terrace).

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-032 for the acceptance and directing the recordation of a Right-of-Way Deed transferring the Right-of-Way located in Levy County, FL (SE 117th Place and SE 127th Terrace).

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-032 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

IT

 

Daren Remington, IT Director

Request approval to purchase IT equipment as discussed from previous meeting held June 7, 2016. -TABLED –

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks presented and made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-30 requesting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suspend Rule 68B-4.0081(2)(d) limiting net size to 2” mesh for restricted species enforcement licensees in Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks spoke of the local youth baseball teams and made a motion for a recognition to be arranged for the teams and parents by Comm. Rock Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks stated there will be an I-75 Task Force meeting at Williston Crossings RV resort beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Comm. John Meeks reminded everyone of the Emergency Preparedness Seminar on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints on North Main Street in Williston.

Comm. John Meeks stated there is a North Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday evening in Lake City.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:05 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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