BOCC Regular Meeting – June 5, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 5, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   Benny Jerrels gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

      108195-108304

FUND

             AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

          1,206,043.83

ROAD

               72,534.87

SHIP

                    150.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

                 2,478.00

TRANSPORTATION

                 3,986.08

911

               14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

                        4.00

EMS

                 9,065.51

FIRE

               51,546.75

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                 1,349.55

UTILITIES

                 1,138.08

DRUG TASK FORCE

                 1,001.00

COMMUNICATION

               27,136.80

LANDFILL

                 1,623.10

TOTAL       $ 1,392,057.57
TRANSFER TOEMS       $      20,000.00
WIRE TRANSFER-MEDICAID       $      34,856.96
TOTAL       $      54,856.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes for the Board of County Commissioners meetings were presented for Board Approval:

 

May 8, 2012                May 12, 2012

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held May 8, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held May 22, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections

A.  Precinct Changes

 

Mrs. Asbell provided information to the Board and explained changes to the precincts and voting locations and requested Board approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve changes to the precinct and voting locations as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steven Minnis, Suwannee River Water Management District

A.  Water Shortage Restrictions

 

Mr. Minnis presented information to the Board regarding the recently approved Modified Phase III Water Shortage Order by the Suwannee River Water Management District restricting water usage due to reduced rainfall taking effect on June 13th.  It was explained it would be up to local Law Enforcement to enforce restrictions.

 

Comments from the audience were made by Renate Cannon and Barney Cannon.

 

The Commissioners agreed adopting a Resolution to encourage voluntary water conservation and to educate the public on water management practices rather than an Ordinance would be a wiser choice.  The Commissioners agreed the Order and State Statute is already in place mandating water usage and were not in favor adding to the Sheriff’s Department or Code Enforcement Department’s already burdened personnel to police this Mandate.

 

Sheriff Smith spoke and agreed educating the public and encouraging water conservation would be the most sensible approach.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.  Request approval of Resolution 2012-34, authorizing the Chair to sign application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-34, authorizing the Chair to sign application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.  Mr. Jerrels stated the amount of the grant is $70,588.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-34 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.  Request approval of Resolution 2012-35, as required by Florida Statute Section 381.00651, periodic evaluation and assessment of onsite sewage treatment and disposal system.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-35, as required by Florida Statute Section 381.00651 which requires local governments containing a first magnitude spring either opt-out by resolution or adopt by local ordinance an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system evaluation and assessment program by no later than January 1, 2013.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-35 as requested with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Roxanne Gruver, an onsite engineer with Florida Onsite Wastewater Association spoke from the audience and suggested having legal counsel look into this before voting and also the expressed the importance of educating the public on how to better maintain their own septic systems.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A.  Request approval of Modification number one (1) to the CDBG Grant Agreement.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Modification #1 to the CDBG Grant Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity andLevyCounty.  The proposed modification is being requested to revise the County’s Activity Work Plan to reflect current “Date Start” and “Date End” timeframes.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Modification #1 to the CDBG Grant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

A.  Request permission to repair rock crusher at Gulf Hammock pit.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to have the rock crusher at the Gulf Hammock pit repaired.  There is only one quote from Southeast Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $18,691.50, as they are the only company in the Southeast with a technician to do the work.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Southeast Equipment, Inc. to repair the rock crusher as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

A.    Request approval of Medicaid Amendment No. 4 for continuation of services for the period of July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013; contract amount $475,855.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Medicaid Amendment No. 4 for continuation of services for the period of July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013.  The amended amount is $475,855.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Medicaid Amendment No. 4 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2012-31 authorizing the filing of a Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Grant Trip and Equipment application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged; contract from July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013, contract amount $320,950.

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-31 authorizing the filing of a Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Grant Trip and Equipment application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged; contract from July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 in the amount of $320,950.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-31 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request approval of Resolution 2012-29 authorizing the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council to file a Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Grant application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged; contract from July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013, contract amount $17,861.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-29 authorizing the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council to file a Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Grant application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged; contract from July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 in the amount of $17,861.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion the approve Resolution 2012-29 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

A.  Request permission to purchase a riding lawn mower.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval on behalf of Mr. Fuller of a riding lawn mower for the Ag. Center and presented the bids received:

 

Lanes Yardware                      60” cut                        $4,695.20

Lanes Yardware                      52” cut                        $4,607.20

Greensouth Equipment           60” cut                        $7,794.00

Greensouth Equipment           60” cut                        $5,750.00

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of one of the mowers as above from Lanes Yardware, not to exceed $4,700.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board of notification of the State Farm Service Agency inLevyCountyclosing.  Soil and Water and NRCS will remain in their current location.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board the Clerk’s Finance Department is working on budget figures in preparation of upcoming budget meetings to begin.

 

Mr. Moody reported to the Board today is the deadline to receive RFP’s for insurance and next Tuesday is the date scheduled for interviews beginning at 9:00 A.M.

After discussion by the Commissioners, it was agreed to change the date for the interviews to June 19th, rather than on June 12th.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:27 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:37 A.M.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Andy Andrews presented each Commissioner with a current copy of the Levy County Journal and spoke to the Board concerning where public notices from the Board are published.  He questioned why the same notices were published more than once in all three of Landmark Communications newspapers recently costing the county $600 more than if it had been published the one time they were published with the Levy County Journal.  Mr. Andrews requested the Board consider their policies concerning legal notices and urged them to consider the Levy County Journal for their publishing needs.

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Library Director requested Board approval to hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the contract with SirsiDynix which will provide records for around $.04 per record in a marked format which will immediately go into the new contract.  The total amount is $3,800.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell reported the Chiefland Watermelon Festival was a success this past weekend.

Comm. Bell stated Chiefland will be hosting the State T-Ball Tournaments the week of June 13th.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:00 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 5:03 P.M.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. 2nd Public Hearing to consider Adoption of Ordinance 2012-03 relating to Special Events Permits.

 

Atty. Brown presented information to the Board regarding changes to Special Event Permits to be done with the adoption of Ordinance 2012-03.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance.

 

Individuals in the audience who spoke were:

Renate Cannon

Susan Watson stated she objected to the change regarding the 60-day time frame and the requirement to estimate of how many would be in attendance.

 

Comm. Stevens closed the hearing to the public and asked for comments from the Board.

 

Comm. Bell commented on the proposed Ordinance and made motion to Table the item until further review.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Adoption of Resolution 2012-26 amending fee schedule for permit fees and services charges for Development Department and adding the Road Department.

 

Atty. Brown presented Resolution 2012-26 for Board approval amending the fee schedule for permit fees and service charges for the Development Department and adding the Road Department.

 

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-26 with the following amendments:

Amend Paragraph 4 by deleting Section A8 of the Schedule and delete the references to statutory changes concerning non-residential farm buildings.

Section 5 and 6 are to remain as written in the Resolution.

 

Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:44 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens