BOCC Regular Meeting – May 20, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 20, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 20, 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

Comm. Chad Johnson

            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 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

115596-115769

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

169,654.04

ROAD

237,723.94

SHIP

35,900.00

PAL LIBRARY

15,926.02

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

8,371.22

TRANSPORTATION

57,986.36

COURT FACILITIES

19.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,005.43

EMS

49,603.45

FIRE

89,729.51

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,300.08

CDBG

7.40

UTILITIES

3,463.34

DRUG TASK FORCE

38,596.38

ADD COURT COSTS

2,574.62

CAPITAL PROJECTS

5,637.14

LANDFILL

136,543.81

TOTAL  $    857,041.74

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on April 22nd and May 6th, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on April 22,2014 with changes as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on May 6, 2014 with the spelling correction as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Judith Hall spoke to the Board about water from the collapsed culvert overflowing onto her driveway and property which she had brought to the attention of the Commissioners at a previous Board meeting.

Comm. Meeks stated the Town of Bronson was doing a study to determine the best way to deal with the situation.  Once this study is complete, they will know what steps to take next.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

Request approval of Resolution 2014-20 to amend the Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

Kay Holcomb spoke on behalf of Mr. Shipp requesting Board approval of Resolution 2014-20 amending the final budget for fiscal year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Resolution.

 

Dana Sheffield asked how the budget would be amended.

 

Ms. Holcomb answered there were increases and decreases within various funds which did not significantly affect the overall budget.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-20 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green and Bill Henderson

County Work Program Priorities presentation.

 

Mr. Green spoke to the Board and gave information on the Florida Department of Transportation’s 5-year Transportation Plan for Levy County to be adopted July 1st by the State.

 

Comm. Bell announced there will be a member of Senator Rubio’s staff available to meet with residents of Levy County on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland from 1:30 PM. To 3:00 P.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval to replace Board office copier/printer and permission for a Budget Amendment.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to replace the copier/printer for the Board office and permission for a budget amendment from personnel to cover this unbudgeted expense.  The three (3) quotes received are as follows:

 

Toshiba                        $7,227

Sharp                           $8,452

Copystar                      $9,410

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a new copier/printer from Toshiba in the amount of $7,227 and approval of a budget amendment for this expense.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

  1. Request approval and signature on an Agreement between Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. and Levy County Board of County Commissioners to sponsor participants in Summer Camp Programs.

 

Mr. Fuller requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on an Agreement with the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. to sponsor participants in Summer Camp Programs.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Agreement with Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and signature of a Memorandum Agreement between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Levy County Board of County Commissioners for the use of Levy County 4-H Extension Office classroom and shooting ranges for Hunter Safety Programs.

 

Mr. Fuller requested Board approval and signature of a Memorandum Agreement with the FWC for use of the Extension Office classroom and shooting ranges for Hunter Safety Programs.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Memorandum Agreement with the FWC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval to ratify application that allows Levy County Transit to provide Medicaid trips for Access2Care as an “Out of Network” provider, until details can be agreed upon in the Service Agreement Contract with Access2Care.

 

James Shields requested on behalf of Ms. Conley Board approval to ratify an application allowing Levy County Transit to provide Medicaid trips for Access2Care as an “Out of Network” provider until details can be agreed upon in the Service Agreement contract with Access2Care.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to ratify the application as requested by Mr. Shields.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Director

  1. Request approval for the Subordination Agreement for Gladys Daniels SHIP Purchase Assistance Case PA #440.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval for the Subordination Agreement for Gladys Daniels, SHIP Purchase Assistance Case PA #440.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Subordination Agreement for Gladys Daniels, SHIP Case PA #440 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and signature of letter and staff submission of an application for Technical Assistance Funding to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  Letter requesting funding may come from either Planning staff or Board.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and signature of a letter and staff submission of an application for Technical Assistance Funding to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  The letter requesting funding may come from either the Planning staff or the Board.

 

 

 

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve submission of an application for Technical Assistance Funding to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to authorize staff to prepare a letter requesting funding.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to identify the week of May 18-24, 2014 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-19 identifying the week of May 18-24, 2014 as Emergency Medical Services Week.  He then read the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-19 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. 2013 Yearly Report presentation.

 

Mr. Knowles gave a presentation of the 2013 Yearly Report of the Department of Public Safety.

 

Questions were asked by the following members of the audience:  Dana Sheffield, Terry Witt, Kevin Gay and Renate Cannon.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request to adopt Resolution 2014-15 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of NE 65th Lane, a/k/a High Ridge Drive, located in Replat of Suncoast Estates Subdivision as requested by the Petitioner, Sandra R. Hall.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-15 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 A.M. for the closure of a portion of NE 65th Lane, a/k/a High Ridge Drive as requested by the Petitioner, Sandra R. Hall.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-15 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to apply for a County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP) for County Road 341 (US 19/98 to SR 345), County Road 345 (SR 500 to SR 129) and County Road 347 (US 19/98 to Alt. 27).

 

  1. Request approval to apply for a Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) grant for County Road 330 (C347 to C336).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to apply for grants for the following County roads:

 

County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP)                  Small County Outreach Program (SCOP)

CR 341 (US 19/98 to SR 345)                                    CR 330 (C347 to C336)

CR 345 (SR 500 to SR 129)

CR 347 (US 19/98 to Alt. 27)

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve application for the above listed grants for road construction.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request approval of Work Order with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a Work Order with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Engineering and Related Services for the RESTORE Act.  The fee will be $1,650 per month, plus reimbursable expenses not to exceed $200 per month for a period of six (6) months.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Work Order with Tetra Tech, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to adopt Opinion and Order to Deny Appeal and Amended Monument Placement Application of Williston Atheists and American Atheists, Inc.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board adopt the Opinion and Order to Deny Appeal and Amended Monument Placement Application of Williston Atheists and American Atheists, Inc.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt the Opinion and Order to Deny Appeal and Amended Monument Placement Application of Williston Atheists and American Atheists, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson announced there will be a parade for the Chiefland Softball Team, State Champions for Division IA High School Softball on Friday at 4:00 P.M.  There is a Ranch Rodeo in Williston this Friday night for the Williston FFA.

 

Comm. Stevens congratulated the Williston Baseball Team as they will be heading to the 1A State Championship game in Chipley this evening.

 

Comm. Meeks announced the AmVets Post 88 in conjunction with the VFW Post from Chiefland will be hosting a memorial service at Rosemary Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Memorial Day.  Flag placement will be at 10:00 A.M.

 

Comm. Bell requested approval to re-appoint Commissioner Ryan Bell or designee, Chris Cowart, Marilyn Ladner, and Leslie Sturmer to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to re-appoint Comm. Bell or designee, Chris Cowart, Marilyn Ladner and Leslie Sturmer to the RESTORE Act Committee.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell reported the Disability Expo was a success.

 

Reminder:

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Levy County Tax Collector’s Williston Branch Office May 20, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. located at 506 SW 5th Terrace, Williston, FL.

 

Advanced Life Support Joint Workshop with the City of Chiefland on June 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Tommy Usher Center at 506 SW 4th Avenue, Chiefland, FL.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:09 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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