BOCC Regular Meeting – May 4, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 4, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 4, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Bell 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. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

    101078-101231

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,100,769.12

ROAD

71,633.35

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

2,361.89

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

4,241.68

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

12,649.88

TRANSPORTATION

880.70

911

19,734.69

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

0.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

460.21

EMS

17,996.97

FIRE

116,186.98

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

11,885.53

UTILITIES

7,463.93

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

2,948.20

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

70,648.90

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL  $      1,439,862.03
TRANSFERS TO EMS  $         325,000.00
TRANSFER TO LIBRARY  $           47,004.75
TOTAL  $         372,004.75

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held April 6, 2010 and April 20, 2010.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on April 6, 2010 and April 20, 2010 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

 

Mr. Johnson provided information to the Board and gave an update on the recent Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what is being done to contain and stop the leaking well, as well as how this could possibly impact the Gulf coast of Florida and our county.  Mr. Johnson stated until the oil is an eminent threat, no action is necessary in our area yet.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Final Plat “Meadow Wood Phase II”.

 

Atty. Brown swore in those in the audience who wished to speak for or against the Petition.

1. Comm. Johnson stated he had ex-parte communication with Doug King.

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested approval from the Board for the Petition for Final Plat 1-10.  Mr. Corbitt stated Matt Munksgard was in attendance from Pardue Land Surveying representing Sandra Pardue to petition the Board for a final plat of “Meadow Wood Phase II”, a residential subdivision.

Comm. Bell asks if anyone would like to speak for or against and there were none.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Petition for Final Plat of “Meadow Wood Phase II”.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Pat O’Neal, Carol McQueen, Skipper Henderson, Berlon Weeks, Tommy Dunford

A.     Introduction

 

Mr. Henderson introduced Mr. O’Neal, Mrs. McQueen and Mr. Weeks and stated the reason they came was to announce their new Executive Director, Pat O’Neal for the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

B.     Proposed relocation of administration offices of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA.

Mr. O’Neal presented a letter from the Town of Bronson regarding the use of the municipal building located at 660 E. Hathaway Ave to relocate the administration offices of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA.  The Bronson Town Council decided $245 would be an adequate monthly fee to cover basic utilities of water and electric to be paid for the use of the facility.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to go forward with the move and address the financial needs of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA at the next budget process.

Comm. Rooks amends her motion to state the Board would do a budget amendment to add $1,225 to the Nature Coast Business Development’s current budget for the cost of utilities through the end of the budget year, at which time their financial needs would be re-addressed.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green, FDOT

A.     Discuss the Five Year Work Program and answer any questions from the Board.

 

Mr. Green presented the Board with a tentative 5-year transportation plan for 2011-2015 and introduces Bill Henderson who spoke about the bridges in Cedar Key.  He stated he would come back to the Board with study information regarding the bridges.

 

Toni Collins spoke and complemented Mr. Green and Whitehurst Construction regarding the construction of the bike path on Manatee Springs Road.

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen, Levy County Visitors Bureau

A.     Notification of National Travel and Tourism Week – May 8 through 16, 2010.

 

Mrs. McQueen announced National Travel and Tourism Week is May 8 through 16, 2010.  She also gave information about Visit Florida, the private public corporation which markets Florida to the world and invited everyone to visit the trade show booth on display in the courthouse lobby for the month of May.  Brochures are available at the booth.

Mrs. McQueen stated there will be a mandatory workshop meeting for grants for festival and events this Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at the Agriculture center across from the Road Department.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requests approval for the following proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board:

 

Primary Voting Member                       Alternate Voting Member

Elaine Carter                                        Eva Hipp

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request approval of revised Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval from the Board of the revised Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement, Resolution 2010-21, which amends Resolution 2010-07.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-21.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Amendment of bid tabulations for blasting.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented the following corrected blasting bids and requests acceptance and approval by the Board for the low bid:

 

Austin Powder Co.                   Orica USA, Inc.

$25,522.50                              $22,997.50

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the low bid.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Letter that will be submitted to FDOT for the Enhancement Schedule.

 

Mr. Greenlee requests the signature of the Board Chairperson for the letter to be submitted to FDOT for the Enhancement Schedule.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Board Chairperson signing the letter.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew gave follow-up information in addition to the information given by Mark Johnson from Emergency Management regarding the South Levy/Yankeetown area gathering wildlife rescue supplies and instructed those wanting to assist could contact Town Hall in Yankeetown.

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Adopt Resolution 2010-24 joining with the City of Cedar Key in requesting the dedication of a portion of State Road 24 in the memory of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing.

 

Comm. Rooks introduced Mr. and Mrs. Buesing, parents of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing, Bruce Borders and Ivan Chubb.  She explained Lance Corporal Brian Buesing, a resident of Cedar Key gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Iraq in 2003.

Comm. Rooks makes motion to approve Resolution 2010-24 dedicating a portion of SR 24 in the memory of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Borders explains there has been a delay with the memorial road sign with DOT and questions Mr. Green and Mr. Henderson about this.  Comm. Rooks asks Mr. Green to check into why the memorial sign has been delayed and call her with his findings.

 

Comm. Rooks announced on May 30th at the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1:00 P.M., there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony and on May 31st there will also be a Memorial Day Ceremony at 1:00 P.M. in Bronson at the Rosemary Hill Cemetery.

 

Comm. Rooks gave an update on Legislature and stated Library funding was granted at the same level as last year at $21.5 million.  The Solid Waste Small County Grants were funded at $2.4 million.  The Fiscally Constraints funded at $27.95 million.  The DJJ Pre-Trial Offset was funded the same as previously.  The SCOP Program was funded at $21 million.  The talk of closing down prisons went away and the Composting Mandate was repealed.

 

Comm. Rooks asks to put an item regarding the CLM Workforce Connection on the next agenda.

 

Comm. Rooks gave an update on the last FWC meeting and stated the proposed language was accepted regarding Class I and Class II animals.   Their request was to add Zoning requirements for anyone wanting to get a Class I or II animal permit.  Information is to be made public if Class I or Class II animals are on the property.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Tri-County Pregnancy fundraiser at Rhino Outdoors this past weekend was a success and thanked all who attended and participated.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he had read in the newspaper and also heard on the radio about a Supreme Court Justice ruling the National Day of prayer unconstitutional.  He stated the National Day of Prayer goes back to 1775 and President Reagan had signed into law the observance of a National Day of Prayer in 1988 to be on the first Thursday in May.

Comm. Stevens made a motion for the Board to accept Proclamation 2010-27 recognizing May 6th as National Day of Prayer in Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell announces many of the municipalities will be observing the National Day of Prayer.

 

Mr. Moody stated Juanita Melicar has called for a time to observe the National Day of Prayer here at the courthouse at noon on Thursday, May 6th at the flagpole.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:44

The meeting reconvened at 10:57

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

 

 

Jacqueline Martin spoke to the Board and informed them Ms. Brasher meets all qualifications required by the State for the position of Library Director and introduced Ms. Lisa K. Brasher.

After interviewing Ms. Brasher the Commissioners discussed hiring her for the position and what would be expected of her job performance and progress within the six-month probation period.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to extend employment to Ms. Brasher with the condition of reviewing her progress during the probation period at 90 days and again at six months and also for her to give full-time consideration to this position.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

 

 

 

 



1.  Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Johnson