BOCC Regular Meeting – May 6, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 6, 2014

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 6, 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 9:02 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

Comm. Bell stated there was a correction in the total amount for the expenditures approved on April 22nd.  The total number of checks written did not change, however the corrected total amount is $687,963.88.

 

CHECK NUMBER 115439-115595
FUND

        AMOUNT

 
GENERAL REVENUE

1,350,857.87

ROAD

102,447.73

SHIP

37,572.00

PAL LIBRARY

12,755.17

TRANSPORTATION

36,072.75

911

11,082.25

COURT FACILITIES

80.79

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.57

EMS

26,830.65

FIRE

29,061.91

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

904.74

UTILITIES

1,198.64

CAPITAL PROJECTS

1,367.21

LANDFILL

20,738.51

TOTAL  $ 1,631,353.79

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Development Department

Bill Hammond, Director

SVA 01-14 Subidivision Variance:  Variance from requiring paved road within a proposed platted subdivision with lots less than 10 acres.

 

Swearing in of audience members wishing to speak for or against the proposed Variance was done by Atty. Brown.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was any ex-parte communication with any of the Commissioners.  [1]Comm. Meeks stated he had ex-parte communication with Mr. Croft.  [2]Comm. Joyner also stated he had ex-parte communication regarding this item.

 

Mr. Hammond presented to the Board SVA 01-04 by the property owners: Ronald C. Gillman, Jeanette A. Hodges and Angela D. Gillman, requesting a Variance from requiring a paved road within a proposed platted subdivision with lots less than 10 acres.

 

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

 

Mr. Gillman spoke to the Board requesting the Variance be granted.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to grant the variance, SVA 01-14 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum

  1. Request official acceptance of the award for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant entitled the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Integrated Software System in the amount of $254,060.00.

 

  1. Request official acceptance of the award for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant entitled the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Integrated Software System in the amount of $45,940.00.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested official acceptance by the Board of the awards for two (2) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grants as stated above in the amounts of $254,060 and $45,940.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the two Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grants as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum also stated for information to the Board the Crab Fest held the previous weekend went well and without incident.  Due to taking a more pro-active approach, the Sheriff’s Departments costs for this year were down 60%.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request Board consideration to award contract to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. for Soil Remediation with Septic System and Drainfield services related to CDBG Project LC-02:  Tarafa Project.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested the Board consider awarding the contract for soil remediation and septic system and drainfield replacement services for the Tarafa project to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. based on a complete bid received in the amount of $79,466.77.  Mr. Vanzant stated two bids were received however the other bid was not complete.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks made a motion to re-bid for this project.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

MILLS ENGINEERING COMPANY

 

Andrew Carswell, P.E.

Request approval to advertise bids for the construction of cover over the leachate tanks and loading area at the Levy County Solid Waste Management Facility, including preparation of bid documents.

 

Mr. Carswell requested Board approval to advertise bids for the construction of a cover over the leachate tanks and loading area at the Levy County Solid Waste Management Facility, including preparation of bid documents.  A cover will reduce the volume of leachate coming from rainfall into storage tanks and loading area.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve advertising for bids for construction of a cover of the leachate tanks and loading at the Solid Waste Management Facility area as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

  1. Progress report for March-May, 2014.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council to the Board highlighting the hydroponics farm, Pegasus Farms and Blue Grotto, a dive site with cabins and a hydroponics farm.

 

  1. Request authorization to submit two applications for Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Technical Assistance Grants (TAG).

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board authorization to submit two (2) applications for Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Technical Assistance Grants (TAG).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to authorize submittal of two (2) applications for Department of Economic Opportunity Technical Assistance Grants with the review of Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL

 

Davie Lloyd, MHA, FACHE, CEO

Update on status of Regional General Hospital.

 

Ms. Lloyd spoke to the Board providing information on the status of the Regional General Hospital in Williston highlighting some of the services offered.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

On behalf of the Chiefland City Commission, requesting a joint meeting with the Levy County Commissioners to discuss Advanced Life Support services to the citizens of Chiefland.

 

Ms. Days read into public record a letter received from the City of Chiefland requesting a joint meeting with the Commissioners to discuss Advanced Life Support Services to the citizens of Chiefland.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus to schedule a meeting at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland on June 3rd at 6:00 P.M. with the Chiefland City Commission.  The City of Chiefland will take the minutes of the meeting and provide a copy to the Clerk’s Office.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request approval of Bird Creek Designation Agreement.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Weldon Board approval of the Bird Creek Designation Agreement.  This Agreement will designate Bird Creek a launch site as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Bird Creek Designation Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval of Resolution 2014-17, authorizing the execution of a Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for Maintenance of Traffic Signals and Intersection Control Beacons in Levy County, FL and providing for execution of Annual Exhibits.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-07, authorizing the execution of a Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for maintenance of traffic signals and intersection control beacons in Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-07 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Gene Stockman thanked the Sheriff’s Department Drug Task Force for the recent meth labs bust in Chiefland.

Sheriff McCallum returned thanks to the Fire Department in Chiefland for their assistance in dealing with the chemicals found at the meth lab locations.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported the Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo was a success.  He also reported the Wild Hog Canoe race went well with a record number of canoe entries.  The LARC Disabilities Expo will be this Saturday at Fanning Springs from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  The Chiefland Girls Varsity Softball team will be playing in the State Playoffs on Friday and the Girls Varsity Track Team was represented recently at the State Track Meet.  The Williston Boys Varsity Baseball will be in the Regional Playoffs.

 

Comm. Joyner announced the Williston FFA Ranch Rodeo will be held on Memorial weekend.  He also reminded everyone this Sunday is Mother’s Day.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston FFA Clay Shoot fundraiser will be this Saturday at the Whitehurst Lodge.

 

Comm. Meeks reported the Bronson Varsity Baseball team will begin playoffs this evening in Mayo.  Comm. Meeks stated he attended the Crab Fest this past weekend and commended the Sheriff’s Department and Department of Public Safety for their work.  He asked if a letter could be prepared by the Board Office for each Commissioner to sign and sent to all the agencies which assisted in keeping the event safe and without incident.  The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have a letter prepared by Board Office staff for each of them to sign.

 

Comm. Bell presented a request for approval of Jack Schofield to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee as the Citizen Representative.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Jack Schofield to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee as the Citizen Representative.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown stated for information the Supreme Court upheld the ruling for prayers to be said at government meetings and they may be predominately Christian.

 

Reminder of LARC Disability Expo Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Fanning Springs State Park.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:14 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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


[1] Comm. Meeks

[2] Comm. Joyner