BOCC Regular Meeting – March 18, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 18, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 18, 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

            Also present were:

 

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

114824-115011

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

70,574.00

ROAD

64,361.79

SHIP

10,000.00

PAL LIBRARY

19,387.01

TRANSPORTATION

41,520.37

COURT FACILITIES

15.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

486.30

EMS

23,181.14

FIRE

65,431.15

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,396.28

CDBG

1.40

UTILITIES

2,862.69

DRUG TASK FORCE

1,391.60

COMMUNICATION

617.50

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

27,223.94

CAPITAL PROJECTS

12,448.72

LANDFILL

37,542.34

TOTAL  $    382,019.57

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on March 4, 2014 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board meeting held on March 4, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Sally Collins spoke to the Board regarding the condition of the dirt roads in Steeplechase Farms, the subdivision where she lives.  She stated she has left messages at the Road Department and nothing is being done to improve the situation.

 

Comm. Bell stated he and Mr. Greenlee will check the roads in the subdivision.  Comm. Joyner advised Ms. Collins he would be in the area and would check the road today.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL

 

Andy Andrews, Publisher

Request to be awarded the printing of the 2013 delinquent property tax list and be named the official paper of record for Levy County.

 

Mr. Andrews requested the Board designate the Levy County Journal as the official newspaper of record for Levy County and be awarded the printing of the 2013 delinquent property tax list.

 

Tom TenBroek, representing Landmark Communications spoke to the Board providing information on each of the newspapers in circulation within Levy County.

 

Those in the audience who spoke regarding this issue were:  Mark Long, Grady Jones, Dana Sheffield, Barney Cannon and Sally Collins.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to table the item for today and set a date for a Workshop to further discuss this item before making a decision.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens.  After discussion, Comm. Meeks rescinded his motion and Comm. Stevens rescinded his second.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to leave the 2013 delinquent property tax list as is, which is done by a rotation system among the newspapers in the county.  The 2013 delinquent property tax list will be printed by Landmark Communications as it is next in the rotation.    Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve a Proclamation stating the Levy County Journal would be named the newspaper of record.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner rescinded his motion.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum

Request Board approval to appropriate $104,000 to match the Florida Department of Law Enforcement $300,000 grant to replace the current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software.

 

Sheriff McCallum presented the Board with a check in the amount of $16,097.00 from the county auction held recently.  This amount reflects a portion of the amount from sales of items from the Sheriff’s Department.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval to appropriate $104,000 to match the Florida Department of Law Enforcement $300,000 grant to replace the current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software.  The software will be purchased from InterAct.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to appropriate $104,000 to match the FDLE $300,000 grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY 911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Rural County Grant application for E-911 Maintenance 2014-2015.

 

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Rural County Grant application for 911 CPE System and Windows 7 Upgrade.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Rural County Grant application for E-911 Maintenance for 2014-2015 and for the 911 CPE System and Windows 7 Upgrade.  No matching funds are required.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Rural County Grant application for E-911 Maintenance for 2014-2015 with the Chairman’s signature and the 911 CPE System and Windows 7 Upgrade as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on Intrado Agreement for services.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Intrado Agreement for services.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Intrado Agreement for services.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Kevin Gay, City Manager

Request approval for an Interlocal Agreement for installation of pedestrian crosswalk along section of SW 5th Street adjacent to Buie Park as part of Recreation Trail grant.

 

Mr. Gay requested Board approval for an Interlocal Agreement for installation of a pedestrian crosswalk along a section of SW 5th Street adjacent to Buie Park as part of a Recreation Trail grant.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Chiefland as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

February-March 2014 Progress Report presentation.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented a Progress Report to the Board for February-March, 2014 of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Present proposed Settlement Agreement and General Release regarding a personnel issue.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of a proposed Settlement Agreement and General Release regarding a personnel issue.  The Settlement Agreement is filed by Leah Wilkerson in the amount of $15,000.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the proposed Settlement Agreement and General Release as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature of an Interlocal Agreement between Levy County and the City of Chiefland for EMS Impact Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval with Chairman’s signature of an Interlocal Agreement between Levy County and the City of Chiefland for EMS Impact Fees.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County and the City of Chiefland as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear two (2) non-agenda items.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear two (2) non-agenda items as requested by Mr. Moody.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Mr. Moody stated the City of Williston has requested the use of two (2) portable light towers owned by Emergency Management to be used for the upcoming Levy County Fair.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the use of two (2) portable light towers owned by Emergency Management by the City of Williston for the Levy County Fair with the condition the City of Williston be responsible for transport and setup.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

  1. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-13 authorizing the County Coordinator to apply for a Florida Boating Improvement Program grant for aids to navigation in the Waccasassa River and Bay.  The amount of the grant is $55,000.  Mr. Moody requested approval of matching funds in the amount of $13,750 which would come from the Boating Improvements Fund.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-13 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. Request the approval to re-appoint Thadus Barber, Jr., District 3 and re-appoint Ronald Grant, District 5 to the Planning Commission.  Both terms to expire April, 2018.

 

Ms. Days requested the Board re-appoint Thadus Barber, Jr., District 3 and re-appointment of Ronald Grant, District 5 to the Planning Commission.  Both terms will expire April, 2018.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Thadus Barber, Jr., District 3 and re-appointment of Ronald Grant, District 5 to the Planning Commission as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request the approval to appoint David Stone, District 1 and re-appoint Brad Etheridge, District 5 to the Board of Adjustments.  Both terms to expire April, 2017.

 

Ms. Days requested the Board appoint David Stone, District 1 and re-appoint Brad Etheridge, District 5 to the Board of Adjustments.  Both terms will expire April, 2017.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint David Stone, District 1 and re-appoint Brad Etheridge, District to the Board of Adjustments as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval to have two BCC Hearings.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval to set two (2) BCC Public Hearings.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hold both of the Public Hearings at the next regular meeting date, April 8, 2014.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell asked Ms. Neely to request Mr. Vanzant attend the next Board meeting.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request approval of recommended Emergency Operations Center statewide Hurricane Table-Top Exercise quote.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Emergency Operations Center statewide Hurricane Table-Top Exercise quote.  The only quote received was from AMEC in the amount of $10,500.  The exercise will be conducted the week of May 19-23, 2014 and is funded by a no-match State Homeland Security Grant Program.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve AMEC for the Emergency Operations Center statewide Hurricane Table-Top Exercise as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature on the attached Lease to lease the premises owned by the Town of Fanning Springs, located in the Suwannee River Estates Subdivision at a cost of $1.00 per year.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on a Lease to lease the premises owned by the Town of Fanning Springs, located in the Suwannee River Estates Subdivision at a cost of $1.00 per year.  The facility will be used as a Public Safety Facility and will provide living quarters for on-duty staff.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Lease with the Chairman’s signature as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

  1. Request approval to submit and authorization for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign an application for the 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to submit and authorization for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign an application for the 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.  This is a 95/5 matching grant and the County’s obligation will be $550.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve submittal and authorization for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign an application for the 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval from Board to purchase ten (10) new self contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA’s).  Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. is the sole source provider of the product in the State of Florida.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase ten (10) new self contained breathing apparatuses (SBCA’s) in the amount of $7,363.27.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of ten (10) new self contained breathing apparatuses as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval of Resolution 2014-08, re-naming SW 136th Place a/k/a SW Airport Road, as Cedar Place, a/k/a SW 136th Place a/k/a SW Airport Road.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-08, re-naming SW 136th Place, a/k/a SW Airport Road, as Cedar Place, a/k/a SW 136th Place, a/k/a SW Airport Road.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-08 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Barney Cannon spoke regarding non-agenda items.

 

Atty. Brown reported she had purchased a DVD and thumb drive regarding the ethics requirements.  These can be used at her office for any of the elected officials needing their credits.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported the Suwannee River Fair is going on this week and the sale is tomorrow.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt Proclamation 2014-10, recognizing the month of March, 2014 as Development Disabilities Month.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell reported the Crab Fest in Williston will be coming up soon.

Comm. Bell reminded everyone there is an Economic Strike Team meeting at 3:00 this afternoon in the Board Room.

 

Mr. Moody stated Mark Johnson at EOC is hosting a Levy County ICS EOC Positions Civic Workshop on March 26th and 27th.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:18 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                              BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

_______________________________                                               ____________________________________

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