BOCC Regular Meeting – May 21, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 21, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 21, 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

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– 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.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 111639-111794
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

183,110.22

ROAD

118,466.53

NSP

36,856.52

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

801.91

TRANSPORTATION

42,911.30

COURT FACILITIES

29.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

569.63

EMS

35,251.06

FIRE

7,766.82

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,469.99

UTILITIES

3,109.88

DRUG TASK FORCE

768.00

ADD COURT COSTS

3,178.34

CAPITAL PROJECTS

249,016.51

LANDFILL

65,951.52

TOTAL   $   751,257.23

 

 

UNITED STATES SENATE

 

Lynn Bannister, Representative of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

Meet and Greet Session from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

 

Comm. Bell announced to everyone Lynn Bannister, Representative of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be in the lobby for a “Meet and Greet Session” from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

 

 PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Presentation of awards to the First Responder personnel for their dedication of service exemplified on the evening of April 27, 2013.

 

Mr. Knowles presented awards to various First Responder personnel for their dedication of service exemplified on the evening of April 27, 2013.  Awards were presented to:

 

Levy County Sheriff’s Office                 Williston Police/Fire Dept.                    Dept. of Public Safety

Lt. Hunt                                    Ofc. Strowe                                         Paramedic Quesenberry

Lt. Mullins                                Chief Stegall                                         Paramedic Ritter

Lt. Dykstra                               Lt. Young                                             Paramedic Crawford

Sgt. Rogers                              Firefighter Cobin                                   Paramedic Kelly

Sgt. Landis                               Firefighter Kerr                         Paramedic Curtis

Investigator Crooms                                                                             EMT Rottman

Cpl. Sandlin                                                                                          EMT Kline

Dep. Prine                                                                                            EMT Keegan

Dep. Rowe                                                                                           EMT Willis

Dep. King                                                                                            Paramedic Sparks

Sheriff McCallum                                                                                  Cpt. Foran

Under Sheriff Beauchamp                                                                     EMT Neil

Col. Sheffield

 

Mr. Knowles recognized Dr. McCoy and made a presentation to Dr. McCoy for 17 years of service.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate, Tax Collector

Presenting Resolution 2013-23 to authorize the Levy County Tax Collector to establish and operate branch offices in the City of Williston and in the City of Chiefland.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-23, authorizing the Levy County Tax Collector to establish and operate branch offices in the City of Williston and in the City of Chiefland.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-23 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Col. Mike Sheffield

  1. Requesting approval for the Air Conditioning Chiller Coil.

 

Col. Sheffield requested Board approval for replacement of the air conditioning chiller coil at the Sheriff’s Office.  After explaining the situation, Col. Sheffield introduced Brad Sullivan with W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. from Gainesville who gave further information about the air conditioning chiller coil and upgrading the existing pheumatic control system,   as requested in item B.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus to have Col. Sheffield request bids and bring them back to the Board for items A and B.

 

  1. Requesting approval to upgrade existing Pneumatic Control System.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

  1. Presenting Quarterly Report.

 

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

 

  1. Requesting approval for the appointment of Deanna Castell from Workforce Connection to the EZDA Board.

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval for the appointment of Deanna Castell from Workforce Connection to the EZDA Board.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to appoint Deanna Castell to the EZDA Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CEDAR KEY

 

Commissioner Sue Colson, City of Cedar Key

Requesting Levy County to provide a trailer with staff to collect tires, oil and electronics during the Hazardous Waste Day on May 30, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

Ms. Colson spoke to the Board informing them of the City of Cedar Key’s annual Hazardous Waste Day coming up and requested a trailer and staff to assist with collection of items from residents which live outside the city limits as they will only accept hazardous waste brought in by individuals showing their Hurricane Re-Entry Passes.  This is due to the expense of disposal which the City pays for.  Providing receptacles for county residents to dispose of their items will encourage them to get rid of these items properly and safely.

 

After discussion between Commissioners, Ms. Colson and Solid Waste Director, Benny Jerrels, it was agreed the Solid Waste Department will provide a trailer and barrels for paint and oil collection.  The City of Cedar Key can then return the loaded trailer to the Landfill when they haul the materials they have collected.  Ms. Colson stated they will come to the Board before next year’s collection for arrangements.  Mr. Moody stated he will contact Waste Pro regarding the use of a roll-off trailer for tire collection.

 

 

CEDAR KEY AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION, INC. (CKAA)

 

Requesting support from the Board to the CKAA’s position on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) proposal for shellfish aquaculture lease expansion in Levy County.

 

Speaking for the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association, Inc., Leslie Sturmer requested support from the Board for their position on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services proposal for shellfish aquaculture lease expansion in Levy County.  The following individuals also spoke to the Board expressing their concerns for the proposed shellfish aquaculture lease expansion:  Rose Cantwell, Sue Colson and Rick Cook.

 

After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to have Ms. Sturmer coordinate with Atty. Brown in preparing a Resolution for approval at the next Board meeting.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Sally Price from Inglis spoke to the Board regarding the EZDA and Port Citrus.  She also spoke of Inglis possibly making the same request as Cedar Key if they decide to have a hazardous waste collection day.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Requesting approval to purchase 4-2000 Watt and 3-5500 Watt Generators.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval for the purchase of 4-2000 watt and 3-5500 watt generators.  The quotes received are as follows:

 

Honda EU2000i           Honda EU6500i           Extended Total

Northern Tool & Equipment               (4)        $999.99           (3)      $3,999.99               $15,999.93

Electric Generators Direct                  (4)        $999.99           (3)      $3,999.00               $15,996.96

Wise Sales                                           (4)        $999.00           (3)      $3,999.00               $15,993.00

Mr. Johnson stated his recommendation is to purchase the generators from Northern Tool & Equipment as the other two bidders are out of state.  This purchase will come from their EMPG Grant.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of generators as requested from Northern Tool & Equipment in the amount of $15,999.93.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Presenting Quarterly Report.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the Quarterly Report of the Department of Public Safety to the Board.

 

  1.  Requesting Board approval for the Chairman to sign the Business Associate Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants, Inc.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign the Business Associate Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Chairman Bell to sign the Business Associate Agreement with EMS Management and Consultants as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:10 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:15 A.M.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Requesting emergency repair for the shaker on crusher at Gulf Hammock.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to ratify emergency repairs on the rock crusher at Gulf Hammock.  A drive shaft had to be replaced on the shaker on the rock crusher.  The total amount was $10,260 for materials and $5,938 in labor for a total cost of $16,198.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to ratify emergency repairs done on the rock crusher at Gulf Hammock as requested in the amount of $16,198.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee informed the Board the grant application he had submitted a few months ago for a sidewalk project on CR 32 had been accepted approved by the State and will be funded through the five year plan.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Requesting approval for an Amendment to Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval for an Amendment to the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement.  The original Grant Agreement was approved in the amount of $70,588.  After purchasing the various pieces of equipment listed in the Grant Agreement, there were funds leftover in the amount of $7,118.  Mr. Jerrels stated they would like to move the remaining funds to their fuel line item and in order to do so, an Amendment is necessary.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson informed everyone of Chiefland High School’s Baseball team going to the State Championship.

The Chiefland Quarterback Club will be selling bar-b-que lunches this Friday for $8.  They will be available for pick-up at Chiefland First Baptist church.

 

Comm. Bell

  1. Update on the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Bell gave an update on the RESTORE Act Committee.  He reported of the statewide meeting he had recently attended in Key Largo.  There will be a “Town Hall” style meeting on Tuesday, June 11th in Courtroom A at 6:00 P.M. to inform the public on what the RESTORE Act is and how to apply for certain programs.  There will be another meeting in Cedar Key on Thursday, June 13th at the Community Center at 6:00 P.M.  The next meeting will be in Inglis the next month.

 

  1. Discussion and decision for issuance of RFP for engineering firm.

 

Comm. Bell brought up for discussion the issuance of RFP for an engineering firm.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to issue RFP’s for engineering firm.

 

Comm. Bell echoed Comm. Johnson’s congratulation to Chiefland’s Baseball team for making it to the State Championship and even though they did not win, he was proud for Trenton High School, another area team to have won.

 

Comm. Joyner announced there will be a Ranch Rodeo in Williston.  Local teams will compete on Friday night and out of town teams will compete on Saturday night.  The winners will then go to a State competition in Kissimmee.

 

Comm. Meeks announced there will be Memorial Day services at Rosemary Cemetery in Bronson on Monday at 1:00 P.M.

Comm. Meeks reported of a North Florida Broadband meeting in Cross City he had recently attended.

Comm. Meeks congratulated the three local high school baseball teams for their accomplishments this year; Bronson, Chiefland and Trenton.    Comm. Meeks also announced the Bronson FFA Banquet will be this evening at 6:00 P.M.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:40 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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