BOCC Regular Meeting May 3, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 3, 2016

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 3, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

 

CHECK NUMBER123507-123670
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,116,192.02
ROAD60,103.18
PAL LIBRARY7,889.03
MOSQUITO CONTROL161.32
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV12,208.73
TRANSPORTATION14,360.28
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES980.74
EMS24,962.58
FIRE46,603.05
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT7,281.05
UTILITIES571.93
DRUG TASK FORCE1,198.54
ADD COURT COSTS6,511.46
IMPACT FEES – PARKS570.00
LANDFILL7,902.78
TOTAL  $ 1,320,056.86

 

 

MINUTES

 

The Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on April 5, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on April 5, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Carol McQueen invited everyone to stop by the Visitor’s Bureau/Tourist Development Council reception today which is in recognition of National Travel and Tourism Week.  The reception is located in the courthouse lobby from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

Sheriff McCallum reported of the Crab Fest event held recently in Williston stating everything went peacefully.

 

Toni Collins thanked the Sheriff’s Department and Citizens on Patrol for their assistance with the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak race held recently.

 

 

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 

Ben Beauchamp

Presenting a check to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Mr. Beauchamp presented a check to the Board of County Commissioners in the amount of $60,829.28 which reflects the distribution of the Goethe State Forest receipts for fiscal year 2014-2015 in accordance with Section 589, Florida Statutes.

 

 

IVAN CHUBB

 

Mr. Chubb presented the AmVets 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Sheriff Bobby McCallum and thanked him for his efforts in keeping Levy County safe.

 

 

QUITDOC FOUNDATION/SWAT

 

Kristina Zachry and Levy SWAT Members

Request approval of Proclamation 2016-027 declaring May 8th – 14th, 2016 as Tobacco Free Florida Week.

 

Ms. Zachry, a Community Health Advocate for Levy County spoke to the Board and requested approval of Proclamation 2016-027 declaring May 8th – 14th, 2016 as Tobacco Free Florida Week.

SWAT members (Students Working Against Tobacco) Dakota Phillips, Student Representative from Williston High School, and Kelly Merno, Student Representative from Chiefland High School also spoke to the Board of the effects of smoking and second hand smoke to the health of individuals.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-027 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones

Request Chairman signature and Board approval for matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature for matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant.  The Federal Election Activities funds are used for voter education.  The State provides $4,337.58 and the county match amount is 15% which is $650.64.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature and matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CHARLES AND THERESA CHESTON

 

Requesting consideration of the Board for forgiveness or reduction of SHIP Loan held by previous home owner in the amount of $2,414.77.

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cheston spoke to the Board explaining their situation of hurriedly purchasing a piece of property at a Tax Deed Sale recently and subsequently discovering an existing SHIP Loan was outstanding from the previous home owner in the amount of $2,414.77.  They explained the home is in such need of repairs, they will incur a large expense in cleaning the home and property.  They requested forgiveness or reduction of the SHIP Loan by the Board.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens suggested contacting Mr. Jerrels at the Landfill about having a contract waste hauler deliver and allow the Cheston’s to fill one (1) construction dumpster to be picked up and taken to the Landfill at no charge rather than forgiving the SHIP Loan amount.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner with the amendment of allowing two (2) dumpsters.

 

Comm. Stevens amended his motion to reflect two (2) dumpsters would be delivered and hauled away at no charge to Mr. and Mrs. Cheston.  With the Second by Comm. Joyner, the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

Audience members who spoke regarding this item were:  Dana Sheffield and Sallie Ann Collins.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Proclamation 2016-024, recognizing May 9, 2016 as Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-024 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LANDFILL

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval from the Board and signature of the Chairman for the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance. – TABLED –

 

 

GRANTS

 

Tisha Whitehurst

Request Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee.

 

Mrs. Whitehurst Board appoint Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appoint Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/GRANTS

 

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

 

Mrs. Whitehurst informed the Board a Letter of Award was received from Treasury explaining their Planning Assistance Application had been approved.  Although this is not an action item, acceptance of the Letter of Award is required by Mr. Moody.  Mrs. Whitehurst explained the RESTORE Act Committee has requested Planning Assistance funds and the $54,443.98 awarded will be used to write the multi-year Implementation Plan.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Request approval to adopt by Resolution 2016-026, the 5-year Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-026, the 5-year Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-026 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Rinaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

A. Requesting approval to identify the week of May 15th – 21st, 2016 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested Board approval of Proclamation 2016-013 recognizing the week of May 15th – 21st, 2016 as Emergency Medical Services Week which recognizes the importance of our Emergency Medical Services personnel and their dedication to serve the citizens and visitors of Levy County.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-013 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting the Board to place a hold on purchasing the following Capital Equipment and rescind approval for purchase one (1) 2016 Ford F-450 chassis from Coggins Ford, in Jacksonville, Florida for $38,650.44 and one (1) light rescue module from Emergency Tactical Vehicle in Sanford, Florida for $104,581.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested approval by the Board to place a hold on purchasing the following Capital Equipment and rescind approval for the purchase of one (1) 2016 Ford F-450 chassis from Coggins Ford in Jacksonville, Florida for $38,650.44 and one (1) light rescue module from Emergency Tactical Vehicle in Sanford, Florida for $104,581.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion place a hold on the purchase and rescind approval for the purchase of the above listed items as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Providing information received from Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) regarding an update to the Public Protection Classification (PPC) for Levy County Department of Public Safety.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo provided information to the Board regarding information received from Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) regarding an update to the Public Protection Classification (PPC) for Levy County Department of Public Safety.  The effective date of the PPC is August 1, 2016.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde

Request approval of Resolution 2016-011 authorizing the executing of a local agency program agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of sidewalk along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-11 authorizing the executing of a Local Agency Program (LAP) agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of a sidewalk along CR40 from Yankeetown General to the end of the sidewalk in Levy County, FL which is 1.9 miles.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-11 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. LaLonde also gave an update on Shell Mound Road.  She stated the Army Corps permits have all been completed; the design drawings have been submitted to FDOT and they are awaiting approval.  Once they have been approved the Road Department can request bids, then construction can begin.

 

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Update on the progress of the Planning Commission meetings regarding proposed amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

Ms. Neely gave update to the Board on the progress of the Planning Commission meetings regarding the proposed amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

Those in the audience who spoke regarding this item were:  Renate Cannon.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ron Grant and Renate Cannon asked questions regarding the SHIP program.  The questions were answered by the Commissioners and Ms. Neely.

 

Terry Witt asked when the Board would be rescinding the Ordinance regarding Road Impact Fees as the County Attorney had recommended this due to language needing to be revised.

 

Comm. John Meeks answered this item will be addressed on an upcoming agenda when the County Attorney returns as she is not present today.

 

Scott Lippman announced the National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday, May 5th and people can join in prayer at the gazebo in Heritage Park in Williston at 12:00 P.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

 

Comm. Rooks stated on April 27th she had met with DOT, Mayor Davis of Cedar Key, Jessie Durrance, Alice LaLonde, and Kelly Jerrels regarding the Dock Street Bridge in Cedar Key.  She stated a plan will be presented at the May 17th Board meeting and she is pleased with it.

 

Comm. Stevens reported of the Williston FFA Fundraising Clay Shoot stating the Commissioners’ team did well.

 

Comm. Joyner reported the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race went well on April 23rd and there was a record number of participants this year.  He thanked Keith Maynard for all his work in making this event a success.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks announced the Chiefland Softball Team is going to the State Championship game in Vero Beach to defend their title of Class IA High School Champions.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported of his attendance of the I-75 Task Force meetings and gave updates regarding the I-75 Corridor providing maps for everyone.  A meeting will be held on June 24th at the Williston Crossings RV Park for Levy County.

 

Comm. John Meeks provided an update to the Board regarding the Gulf Consortium meeting he had attended last Thursday.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:27 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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