BOCC Regular Meeting – March 19, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 19, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9: A.M.  Mr. Greenlee 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. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

 111013-111163

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

244,619.56

ROAD

484,011.85

SHIP

6,687.78

TRANSPORTATION

34,492.81

COURT FACILITIES

23.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

822.41

EMS

36,283.71

FIRE

31,843.07

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,854.76

CDBG

160,627.38

UTILITIES

953.06

ADD COURT COSTS

1,850.80

CAPITAL PROJECTS

16,360.19

LANDFILL

57,923.04

TOTAL $  1,078,353.42

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on February 19, 2013 and March 5, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on February 19, 2013 and March 5, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

CITY OF WILLISTON

 

Adam Hall, Planner

Move to accept and prioritize the City of Williston’s Transportation Alternatives Application for inclusion in the Florida Department of Transportation’s work program.

 

Mr. Hall requested the Board to rank the City of Williston’s application with the State of Florida Department of Transportation’s Grant Program for alternative transportation projects.  The project the City of Williston is proposing is for stormwater street improvements on NW 2nd Avenue in the City.  Mr. Hall explained this project application would include engineering, design and construction and requires no county match.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to add the City of Williston’s Transportation Alternatives Application with the County’s State application.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Casey Duquette

Florida Department of Transportation application; Transportation Alternative Projects for CR 32 sidewalks.

 

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval to submit a Transportation Alternative Project for a sidewalk on CR 32 near the Bronson Middle/High School and Elementary School.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Road Department submitting a Transportation Alternative Project for a sidewalk on CR 32 as requested pending review by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

Request Board Chair’s signature on the E911 Grant application for E911 System maintenance.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and Chair signature on the E911 Grant application for E911 System maintenance in the amount of $25,585.41 which covers yearly costs on the PSAP equipment and software.  No matching funds are required.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve and authorize the Chairman’s signature on the E911 Grant application System as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report January-March, 2013.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented the quarterly Progress Report for the Nature Coast Business Development Council for January-March, 2013 and spoke of the Tri-County Hospital project in Chiefland, the Industrial Park Airport project in Williston and an Aquaponics operation in Bronson.  Mr. Pieklik also spoke of Health Care Cooperatives which is something still in the research stage in Levy County.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

Presenting Proclamation 2013-15 recognizing April, 2013 as “Water Conservation Month”.

 

Jon Dinges from the Suwannee River Water Management District spoke to the Board and requested approval of Proclamation 2013-15 recognizing April, 2013 as “Water Conservation Month”.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-15 recognizing April, 2013 as “Water Conservation Month” as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Present report from Committee appointed to negotiate compensation package with 1st ranked applicant for Building Official position.

 

For information to the Board, Mr. Moody stated he had attended the North Florida Broadband meeting yesterday held at Riverwalk in Gilchrist County and reported as of this morning Gilchrist County had withdrawn from the North Florida Broadband.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 27th at 11:00 A.M. at the Gilchrist County Commission room.

 

Mr. Moody presented information to the Board from the Committee appointed to negotiate a compensation package with the 1st ranked applicant, Bill Hammond for the Building Official position.  The results of negations were a yearly salary of $73,000; 5 8-hour days per week, 4 10-hour days can be implemented if there is sufficient staffing; take home vehicle; Mr. Hammond will take on responsibility of Code Enforcement Officer and hire a Code Enforcement officer later; 6-month probation period.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve hiring Bill Hammond for the position of Building Official with the conditions of negotiations as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  The votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Stevens

Comm. Joyner

Comm. Bell

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Recommendation to award the development and delivery of a table-top exercise.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to award the development and delivery of a table-top exercise.  The bids received are as follows:

 

The Management Experts, LLC                                                $10,000

Emergency Response Educators and Consultants, Inc.   $12,150

Blue Skies Professional Services                                               $14,550

Disasters, Strategies & Ideas Group, LLC                                $15,000

 

Mr. Johnson recommended The Management Experts, LLC for the bid amount of $10,000.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve The Management Experts, LLC in the amount of $10,000, as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request approval to advertise a Request for Proposal for playground equipment to be installed at Henry Beck Park.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval to advertise for Request for Proposals for playground equipment to be installed at Henry Beck Park.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve advertising for Request for Proposals as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Weldon stated the Parks will be open to the public on March 22nd.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase an Andy the Ambulance robot.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2013 DOH 90/10 EMS Match Grant for the addition of a seventh ALS transport unit.

 

 

  1. Requesting approval to submit an application for the 2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase a high fidelity patient care simulator known as SIM-Man.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2013 EMS DOH 75/25 Matching Grant Cycle to replace our manual lift stretchers.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to submit applications for the 2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grants for the following items:

 

Grant                                                    Item to Purchase                                   Match Amount

2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Match Andy the Ambulance Robot                         $     964.00

2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Match ALS Transport Unit                                     $20,555.50

2013 DOH EMS 90/10 Match SIM-Man                                                    $  9,297.00

2013 DOH EMS 75/25 Match Power Stretchers                                         $44,094.00

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the 2013 DOH EMS Matching Grants as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Presenting Department of Public Safety quarterly report.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the Department of Public Safety quarterly report to the Board and spoke of the new design of the patch for the Department which was revealed at their annual employees Christmas dinner; progress is being made to the former Levy County Forestry Camp facility which will be the training complex and administrative facility; the communications project is still online and tower sites are being secured; reporting of collections; EMS response times are within National Standards.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase two (2) truck bed extenders.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase (2) truck bed extenders from ExtendoBed in the amount of $10,590.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of (2) truck bed extenders as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Application to Deepwater Horizon’s Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund – Due March 29, 2013 for $500,000.00.

 

Mrs. McQueen provided a booklet to each of the Commissioners on the story and significance of the seafood and aquaculture industry in Cedar Key.  She then requested Board approval of the application to Deepwater Horizon’s Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund which is due by March 29, 2013 in the amount of $500,000.  Listed below are the designated areas and amounts to use these funds, if awarded:

 

Digital Campaign                      $225,000

Coordination Fee                      $  25,000

Print Campaign                         $125,000

Radio & TV Campaign             $125,000

 

Total                                        $500,000

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the application to Deepwater Horizon’s Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Adoption of Resolution 2013-16, opposing House Bill 4027 and Senate Bill 1256, eliminating the Florida Forest Service’s operation of a seedling tree nursery program, thereby eliminating Andrews Nursery.

 

Atty. Brown presented upon request at the last Board meeting Resolution 2013-16 for Board approval, opposing House Bill 4027 and Senate Bill 1256, eliminating the Florida Forest Service’s operation of a seedling nursery program, thereby eliminating Andrews Nursery.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-16 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner asked Sheriff McCallum if the City of Inglis had voted to do away with the Fire Department and the Police Department?  If so, had he been contacted for the Sheriff’s Department to pick up the law enforcement of this area?  Sheriff McCallum answered they had been voted on and passed.  He had previously made a presentation at the City’s request for the cost of the Sheriff’s Department to cover the City for police services.

Comm. Joyner stated the Road Department was doing a good job on the road in Ocala Highlands West.

Comm. Joyner stated he had submitted the entry for the Commissioners to ride in the Centennial Parade in Chiefland on April 6th and the City is asking all participants not to use motorized vehicles to ride in.  They are asking everyone to use horse-drawn carriages to coordinate with the theme of the event.

 

Comm. Meeks reminded everyone of the Sale tomorrow at the Suwannee River Livestock Fair.  Comm. Meeks also commended the Parks Department for their work at the County Parks facilities as he recently visited Blue Springs and was impressed with its condition.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke to the Board and commended them on their salary negotiation efforts with the applicant for the Building Official position.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:37 A.M.

The meeting reconvened 12:00 P.M. at the Emergency Operations Center for a Command Briefing Workshop.

 

 WORKSHOP

 

Mark Johnson welcomed everyone and introduced Joe Myers, CEO, DSideas, LLC and Frank Koutrik, Senior EM/HS Advisor, DSideas, LLC.

 

Mr. Koutrik then conducted a briefing for the Levy County Unified Command Team (BOCC and Constitutional Officers) on Emergency Management roles and responsibilities.

 

Those in attendance of the workshop are listed below:

 

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

Tax Collector, Linda Fugate

Property Appraiser, Oz Barker

Supervisor of Elections Representative, Mindy Shouse

Sheriff, Bobby McCallum

Under-Sheffield, Brett Beauchamp

Colonel Mike Sheffield

Atty. Anne Bast Brown

David Knowles

School Board Representative, Jeff Edison

Fred Moody

Mark Johnson

John MacDonald

Leatha Keene

Citizens, Barney and Renate Cannon

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:28 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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