BOCC Regular Meeting – May 19, 2015

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 19, 2015

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 19, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks 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 NUMBER119710-119864
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE142,696.12
ROAD81,833.38
SHIP13,500.00
PAL LIBRARY20,435.50
TRANSPORTATION1,660.35
COURT FACILITIES132.00
EMS181,306.01
FIRE33,063.05
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT4,850.44
UTILITIES2,447.24
DRUG TASK FORCE1,322.10
ADD COURT COSTS637.62
CAPITAL PROJECTS1,662.50
LANDFILL145,311.83
TOTAL   $    630,858.14
ONLINE TRANSFER – UTILITIES   $      50,000.00

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on March 17, 2015 and April 7, 2015 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on March 17, 2015 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on April 7, 2015 with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

David J. Elliott spoke to the Board expressing his concern about the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog Kennel operating without a license.

 

Comm. John Meeks introduced to everyone, Wilbur Dean, the recently hired Assistant to the County Coordinator.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Requesting approval of Gas Tax Ordinance 2015-02.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the $.06 per gallon Gas Tax Ordinance, 2015-02.

 

Questions were asked by Terry Witt and Toni Collins from the audience.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Ordinance 2015-02 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Mr. Greenlee requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item as requested by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Interlocal Agreement for the shared distribution of the $.06 local option motor fuel and diesel fuel tax.

 

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to advertise for bids for blasting at the Gulf Hammock rock pit.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve advertising for bids for blasting at the Gulf Hammock rock pit as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green

A. Presenting Florida Department of Transportation’s County Work Program Priorities.

 

Mr. Green spoke to the Board and presented the Florida Department of Transportation’s County Work Program Priorities.

 

Mr. Green stated there will be a meeting similar to their work program workshop scheduled in Lake City on June 22nd from 1:30-4:30 P.M. for public input.

 

Nelson Bedenbaugh

B. Updates on the Cedar Key Bridges budgets.

 

Mr. Bedenbaugh spoke to the Board giving updates on the Cedar Key Bridges budgets.

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Requesting approval for CenturyLink Products and Service Agreement.

 

Christine Sheppard requested Board approval on behalf of Mike West of the CenturyLink Products and Service Agreement.  This Agreement provides yearly maintenance for the mapping software and the cost is covered by the Rural County Grant awarded in April, 2015.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the CenturyLink Products and Service Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Mr. Pieklik presented the Quarterly Report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A. Requesting approval to award Bid of the Waccasassa Bay Channel Markers.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to award the bid for the Waccasassa Bay Channel Markers to Marlin Marine Construction, Inc. in the amount of $41,000, the lowest qualified bidder, as recommended by Preble-Rish, Inc.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to award the bid for the Waccasassa Bay Channel Markers to Marlin Marine Construction, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Requesting direction and approval of the letter to the City of Chiefland regarding ALS funding issues.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction and approval of the letter to the City of Chiefland regarding ALS funding issues.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the letter presented by Mr. Moody to the City of Chiefland with the Chairman’s signature as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A. Presenting the Quarterly Report for the Department of Public Safety.

 

Chief Knowles presented the January-March Quarterly Report for the Department of Public Safety to the Board.

 

B. Requesting approval for the FY 2014-2015 second quarter write-offs.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval for the FY 2014-2015 second quarter write-offs in the amount of $212,349.36.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the FY 2014-2015 second quarter write-offs as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

C. Requesting approval on the Subscription Agreement between Acid Remap, LLC and Levy County for $250.00.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature of the Subscription Agreement between Acid Remap, LLC and Levy County in the amount of $250.00.  This agreement will provide a mobile software platform to digitally distribute protocols to First Responders, EMT’s and Paramedics in Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Subscription Agreement between Acid Remap, LLC and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

D. Requesting approval for the Technical Service Support Agreement between Physio Control and Levy County for $13,537.00.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval of the Technical Service Support Agreement between Physio Control and Levy County in the amount of $13,537.00.  This Agreement will provide and warrant repairs and preventative maintenance for seven (7) of the heart monitors and all of the AED’s placed for use on LCDPS apparatus.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Technical Service Support Agreement between Physio Control and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

E. Requesting approval to identify the week of May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Chief. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2015-19 identifying the week of May 17-23 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Chief Knowles introduced Kelly Beauchamp who works at Chiefland High School with the HOSA Program and stated there were nine (9) students which had completed dual enrollment at the College of Central Florida in Chiefland EMT program.  Chief Knowles introduced Dillon Jones and William Raff, students who had competed and won a Regional EMT competition in January as well as in the State Finals in March.  They will be travelling to California this summer to compete in a National EMT competition.

Mrs. Beauchamp spoke to the Board and encouraged the Board and the community to support this program and the students participating in it.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2015-19 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield asked for clarification of what would constitute a “mass casualty incident” and an update of the Fanning Springs station.  Questions were answered by Chief Knowles.

 

 

SHIP PROGRAM

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tina Bracewell-PA #528, an existing unit in Inglis, FL.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tina Bracewell-PA #528, an existing unit in Inglis, FL.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Solid Waste Department Director

Request approval and signature of the Chair for the use of PayPros Merchant credit card application agreement for the operational use at the Landfill Department.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for the use of PayPros Merchant credit card application agreement for operational use at the Landfill Department.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the PayPros Merchant credit card application agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request motion to adopt Proclamation 2015-17 proclaiming the month of May, 2015 as Civility Month.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Proclamation 2015-17 proclaiming the month of May, 2015 as Civility Month and read the title into public record.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2015-17 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mrs. Reese spoke of the fence to be placed at Animal Services.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner addressed a comment made by Terry Witt in the Levy County Journal regarding the county holding the City of Chiefland “hostage” and questioned if this was a quote made by an individual.

Mr. Witt stated it was a quote.

Comm. Joyner stated the Ranch Rodeo in Williston is coming up next Friday and Saturday, May 29th and 30th.

 

Comm. Rooks announced yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of her stroke and thanked the EMS for their work as she is glad to be back.

 

Comm. Stevens congratulated the Williston Baseball Team and the Chiefland Softball Team for back to back State Championships.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks stated the sports programs in Levy County have produced many youth players who have gone on to the College level and encouraged everyone to come out to support them.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated there was a Pet Adoption event this past Saturday at the Bronson Ace Hardware location and reported it was well attended.  He thanked those who helped.

Comm. John Meeks reported of the Hurricane Conference he recently attended along with Comm. Rock Meeks and Comm. Joyner.

 

Atty. Brown added information regarding the adoptions of 4 of the dogs from the event stating they were animals taken in the animal hoarding case.

Atty. Brown also stated there will be Proclamations presented to each of the team players for the Williston Baseball team and the Chiefland Softball team at the last meeting in June.

 

Terry Witt asked how many Public Budget Workshops would be scheduled.

Comm. John Meeks answered typically there are three (3) specifically scheduled evening Workshops but budget discussions will be coming up in the Regular Board meetings soon.

 

Sallie Ann Collins spoke to the Board regarding the intersection of CR326 and SR121 and concerns with the potential for increased traffic accidents as there is a new store being construction on this corner.

 

After discussion by the Commissioners, it was agreed to have the Board office contact DOT regarding this issue.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:40 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:59 A.M.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PRESENTATION

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

The Recapture Enhanced Value (REV) Grant, a program for new or expanding businesses.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a second update to the Board regarding the Recapture Enhanced Value (REV) Grant program for new or expanding businesses.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:37 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:00 P.M.

 

 

 

WATER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

 

Mr. Moody spoke to the Board regarding a proposed Ordinance providing for local implementation of year-round water conservation measurement.

 

Atty. Brown spoke regarding the purpose of the Ordinance.  She informed the Board upon approval of the Ordinance they will also need to consent to the Inter Agency Agreement between the two Water Management Districts.

 

Steve Minnis spoke briefly to the Board regarding water conservation within the county.

 

The Board agreed to schedule the Public Hearing for June 23rd at 6:00 P.M.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:15 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                  Chairman, John Meeks