BOCC Regular Meeting – June 22, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 22, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 22, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:02 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. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

 101534-101673

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

407,992.27

ROAD

366,236.96

SHIP

150.00

LIBRARY

845.93

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

3,800.37

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

414.88

TRANSPORTATION

623.11

COURT FACILITIES

32.50

PROGRESS ENERGY

227.68

EMS

18,929.11

FIRE

5,349.40

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

6,262.48

UTILITIES

24,510.97

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

LANDFILL

107,809.53

TOTAL  $     943,625.09

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 8, 2010.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 8, 2010.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

CHS CHEERLEADERS/HOSA

 

Tiffany English, CHS Cheerleaders

A.      Discuss CHS competitive cheerleading team and request donations for safety mats.

 

Comm. Bell introduced the CHS Cheerleaders in attendance of the meeting.  Ms. Tiffany English spoke for the team and explained they were interested in purchasing safety mats.  She asked if any of the Board members would be willing to make donations to assist in this purchase.

The Board agreed to check the balance of their recreation accounts and would let the school know how much they could contribute.

 

Tiffany English, CHS HOSA

A.  Seeking donations for National HOSA Competition/Conference June 23, 2010

 

Ms. English asked if the Board members would be willing to contribute to the CHS HOSA (Health Occupational Services of America) team for members attending the National HOSA Competition.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bruce Greenlee, Road Department Admin. Superintendent

A.     Resolution 2010-26 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of NE 20th Street a/k/a CR 107.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-26.

Comm. Bell asked if there were any to speak for or against the Resolution.  There were none.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-26.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOWN OF BRONSON

 

Berlon Weeks, Town ofBronsonCommissioner

A.     Request for help with mosquito control ditch.

 

Mr. Weeks explained the Town ofBronsonis in need of help with the mosquito control ditch in Bronson and asked if there was any way the County could help.  He explained the Town had Steve Minnis of SRWMD attend one of their meetings to discuss if clearing out the ditch would create a problem .

After discussion between Mr. Weeks, Mr. Minnis, Commissioners and members of the audience, Comm. Stevens made a motion forLevyCountyto enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronsonand later, if necessary the County along with the Town ofBronsoncan draft a letter to FEMA expressing concerns.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mrs. Cannon suggested sending a copy of this letter to State Senators and Representatives.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Representative Leonard Bembry commented on the previous topic was in support of something being done to resolve the blockage of the mosquito control ditch as this would affect businesses considering coming to this area.   Rep. Bembry then gave a Legislative update to the Commissioners.

 

Carol McQueen, Nature Coast Business Development Council gave an update on the past executive director and stated the Levy County Sheriff’s office had conducted investigation and issued a sworn complaint to the State Attorney’s office. Mrs. McQueen stated the amount requested by the Nature Coast Business Development Council for restitution was around $19,000 to $20,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

A.     Request approval and Chair’s signature on amendment to Embarq Centurion Service Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and signature on the amendment to the Embarq Centurion Service Agreement.  Mr. West explained this amendment provides 36 months of Centurion maintenance for the Genovation keypads used in dispatch previously approved and installed.

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

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

 

SHIP

 

Dick Tummond

A.     Satisfaction of Mortgage for Pagan, Ashley and Carnegie.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval for Satisfaction of Mortgage for the following individuals:

 

Ana M. Pagan                          $12,000

Edward/Renee Ashley              $  4,500

Alice Carnegie              $  9,387

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage’s as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request approval to advertise for bids for Road Department materials.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise the following items for bid:

 

Asphalt                                     Safety Items

Emulsion Prime – Tar                            Sign Materials

Galvanized Culvert Pipe                        Sod

Motor Oils                                           Striping

Porta Potty

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve advertising the above listed items for bid as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request direction regarding Fanning Springs parking lot.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board direction regarding the City of Fanning Springs parking lot.  Mr. Greenlee stated he had met with Patrick Webster from SRWMD last Thursday and an exemption was granted for and Environmental Resource permit for 6,000 sq. ft. of parking area.  The estimated cost for the project would be $4,000-$4,500, which includes materials and labor.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve constructing the parking area as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.  Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant Agreement.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Ms. Painter the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant Agreement.  The County’s portion of this Grant is $30,001.00.

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

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:30 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:45 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks asked if the Commissioners would like to ride in the July 4th parade at Cedar Key and what time.  She explained there are two parades, the first is at 11:00 A.M. and the second is at 2:30 P.M. and it is a golf cart parade.  The Commissioners agreed to ride in the 11:00 A.M. parade.  Comm. Rooks stated they will need to meet in front of the school at 10:15 A.M.

Comm. Stevens stated the Willistion 4th of July parade will be on July 3rd.  Line-up is at 4:00 P.M. and the parade starts at 5:00 P.M.  There is no candy throwing at this parade.

Comm. Rooks stated she and Atty. Brown attended a meeting with FWC Thursday regarding Class I and II animals.  She stated law enforcement and first responders are now made aware of the location of these animals in the county.  Another change is the owners of these animals must provide Emergency Management with their plan of evacuation.  Also, anyone interested can go the Sheriff Department’s website to find the location of these animals in the county.

Comm. Rooks also gave information on a meeting she attended yesterday inTallahassee regarding the oil spill.

Comm. Bell gave information on a conference she had attended inSavannah on the Community Action Program in which she serves on this Board in the private sector, as opposed to a County representative.  The conference was on CDBG and she found it to be very informative.

Comm. Bell stated the Community Action Agency is having a meeting June 24th and they are looking for a citizen representative for the Community Action Board if anyone is interested.

Comm. Drew stated she is working with Mark Johnson as the oil spill volunteer coordinator and will be doing a volunteer drive.  Comm. Drew stated she would like to establish an ambassador program where citizens could be an ambassador forLevyCounty.

Comm. Johnson gave an update on the FFA Convention.  He stated Ms. Sarah Gore from Chiefland won the Star Talent award.  He also stated the Star Discovery award is new this year for 8th graders and two of the top four finalists were from levy County.  One of them was Tyler Beauchamp from Bronson and the winner of this award was Harold Tillis from Chiefland.  All three schools from Levy County participating had teams or individuals in the Parade of Champions, which go on stage and are the top five in the State for their area of competition.

 

 

PUBLIC RECORDS AND SUNSHINE LAW WORKSHOP

 

Atty. Brown provided copies for the Board members of information regarding the Public Records Law and the Sunshine Law.

Atty. Brown explained what is considered public record, what is exempt, how to respond to a public records request and fees.  She also explained the penalties for not providing information and the retention of records.

Atty. Brown then explained the Sunshine Law, its purpose, what constitutes a meeting, and who is subject to the Sunshine Law.  She also explained the penalties involved in not following this law.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:36 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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