BOCC Regular Meeting – March 8, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 8, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

 104108-104236

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,016,399.09

ROAD

89,343.55

TRANSPORTATION

27,633.98

911

16,250.00

COURT FACILITIES

5,013.75

PROGRESS ENERGY

463.62

EMS

11,568.98

FIRE

5,344.28

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

2,838.90

UTILITIES

20,178.50

DRUG TASK FORCE

3,000.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

                 31.68

LANDFILL

          19,314.50

TOTAL $  1,217,380.83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held February 8, 2011 and the Regular Board Meeting held February 22, 2011.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held February 8, 2011 and February 22, 2011 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

911 ADDRESSING

 

 

Mike West, 911 Director

A.    Request for approval and signature on Centurylink Product and Services Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and the Board Chairman’s signature on the Centurylink Product and Services Agreement.  Mr. West explained this is a software maintenance contract which has already been granted and requires no matching funds

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Centurylink Product and Services Agreement with the Chairman’s signature as presented. Second was made by Comm.Belland the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Proclamation 2011-05 Recognizing April, 2011 as Water Conservation Month.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Proclamation 2011-05 recognizing April, 2011 as Water Conservation Month inLevyCountyand read the Proclamation into record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-05 recognizing April, 2011 as Water Conservation Month.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Funding Available forLevyCounty.

 

Mr. Tummond statedLevyCountyhas been notified by the Department of Community Affairs of being selected as a possible recipient of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds in the amount of $1,029,844.  Mr. Tummond explained this program allows for the purchase of foreclosed or abandoned properties based on targeted areas of the county and does not require matching funds.  Mr. Tummond requested the Board make a decision to either accept or reject the funds available by the March 18, 2011 deadline and have the Board Chairman sign a letter of intent.  If it is determined at a later date the funds cannot be used, they are to be returned.

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the funds available and to send a letter of intent with the Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Letha Keene

A.    Request to accept the Amendment to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Agreement.

 

Mrs. Keene requested Board approval to accept the Amendment to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Agreement.  Mrs. Keen explained the Amendment adds two additional projects to the original Agreement approved on December 7, 2010.  The additions are to add the scope of work outlines the Levy County HsEEP Tabletop Exercise in the amount of $17,060.25 and the development of a Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Program (CWPP) in the amount of $12,500.  These projects will be funded by Homeland Security dollars and are non-matching.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Present bids for mowing tractors.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented the bids received for mowing tractors to the Board.  The bids received were from:

 

Live Oak Tractor

GreenSouth Equipment

HighlandTractor

RingPower

 

Mr. Greenlee opened the envelopes at the podium and then took to Board office to review and stated he would bring a recommendation to the Board at the next meeting.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Bruce Borders, with Standing United as Americans spoke to the Board regarding Memorial signs for three soldiers fromLevyCountykilled in the war inIraqand Afganistan.  He stated the first Veteran’s Day Parade was held in Chiefland this past year.  Two signs have been donated for Cpl. Brian Busey to be placed on the roadway entering and leaving Cedar Key.

Mr. Borders asked if the Board could approve placing a sign at CR 347 for Brian Busey, as this is the road where he lived and another on the road heading to Cedar Key from Chiefland near Fowler’s Bluff.

Campbell.  Mr. Borders asked if the Board would ask the Town ofBronsonto send letter to Senator Dean and Representative Bembry’s office to ask for a memorial sign for Cpl. Paige, from Bronson and to follow up on the signs to be placed in Chiefland for Cpl. Campbell.

Comm. Stevens stated the Board would check into what they could do and will contact him as soon as possible.

 

Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding an article in the Levy County Journal stating the Journal is considered the newspaper of record forLevyCounty.  She asked for clarification of this statement as it was her understanding there was no newspaper of record.

Comm. Stevens advised Mrs. Cannon there is no official newspaper of record designated by the Board.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone there will be a Public Hearing this evening at 6:30 P.M. regarding a Proposed Large Scale Land Use Map Amendment.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:38 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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