BOCC Regular Meeting – May 7, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 7, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 7, 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. Stevens made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

111448-111638

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,293,049.47

ROAD

109,629.49

NSP

10,800.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

8,168.94

TRANSPORTATION

4,873.61

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

4.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.37

EMS

65,572.32

FIRE

163,871.41

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

7,242.66

CDBG

23,661.00

UTILITIES

472.83

ADD COURT COSTS

3,732.98

CAPITAL PROJECTS

8,397.22

LANDFILL

8,387.96

TOTAL    $ 1,722,247.26

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on April 2, 2013 and April 16, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on April 2, 2013.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on April 16, 2013.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Richard Gilson, a resident of Cedar Key, gave a power-point presentation to the Board regarding the permissibility, advantages, and long-term economy of using natural barriers versus fencing at the George T. Lewis Airport to prevent access to the Air Operations Area.

 

Kristen Coconis also spoke to the Board encouraging them to consider a natural barrier instead of fencing at the airport.

 

Carol McQueen announced to everyone this week is “National Travel and Tourism Week”, May 4th through May 12th.  The Levy County Visitor’s Bureau has a trade booth set up in the lobby with information about things to do and places to visit in Levy County as well as refreshments from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Recommendation to ratify as the initial contact for the Development of the Council Comprehensive Plan. (Pot #2)

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to ratify as the initial contact for the development of the Council Comprehensive Plan, Pot #2 of the RESTORE Act.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the designation of Mr. Moody as the initial contact for the Development of the Comprehensive Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Supplemental Agreement for Project #21721629401 for the construction of Erosion Control and Stabilization 5.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-22 approving a Supplemental Agreement for Project #21721629401 for the construction of Erosion Control and Stabilization for Runway 5.  A project description is being added for the construction of the erosion control and stabilization for Runway 5.  This project is funded 100% by the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI Program).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-22 approving the Supplemental Agreement for Project #21721629401 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Presentation of the ratification of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Professional Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians IAFF Local #4069 and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Mr. Moody presented ratification of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Professional Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians IAFF Local #4069 and Levy County Board of County Commissioners. The Collective Bargaining Agreement will increase the base pay rate for EMT’s and Paramedics.  It will become effective the first pay period following Ratification of the Contract by the Board through September 30, 2014.  The increases are listed below:

 

Current Base Rate                    New Base Rate

EMT                            $  8.88                                     $  9.15

Paramedic                $10.04                                     $11.15

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the Collective Bargaining Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

 

Katrina Bowers, Site Manager for Levy County

  1. Presenting Proclamation 2013-21 recognizing May, 2013 as “National Community Month”.

 

Ms. Bowers requested Board approval of Proclamation 2013-21 recognizing May, 2013 as “National Community Month” and read the title into public record.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-21 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to appoint Mr. Bob Williams to represent as Levy County’s Public Sector for the Central Florida Community Action Agency during the tenure of May 28, 2013 to September 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Bell presented the request for Ms. Bowers for Board approval to appoint Mr. Bob Williams as the Levy County Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency during the tenure of May 28, 2013 to September 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Mr. Bob Williams as the Levy County Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

Request approval to accept a quote for Kennel repairs.

 

Mr. Weatherford requested Board approval to accept a quote for Kennel repairs.  He explained the repairs were not budgeted, but he had spoken with Mrs. Rees in Finance and a budget amendment could be done to cover the cost.  The quotes received and listed below reflect the cost of replacing the roof of the kennel with white metal and for any wood repair, if needed:

 

  • Gainesville Roofing & Company, Inc.           $5,400
  • Advantage Roofing                                           $5,771

 

The quotes listed below reflect the cost to cover the sides of the kennel with metal siding:

 

  • Gainesville Roofing & Company, Inc.           $2,776
  • Advantage Roofing                                           $3,579

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to award the bid for roof replacement and siding to Gainesville Roofing, Inc. for the total cost of $8,176.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Requesting to approve submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) a modification number three (3) to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for Grant Agreement number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F05, (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3) as attached.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) a Modification Number Three (3) to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for Grant Agreement number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F05, (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3).  The Modification reflects changes which have occurred over the course of this project which include moving funding from the Acquisition line item into the Rehabilitation line item in order for the rehabilitation phase of the project to continue and revision of the work plan to reflect new completion dates.

 

  1. Requesting to approve Resolution 2013-11 adopting SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-11 adopting the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-11 adopting the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Jeffrey Winters, Jordan & Associates

  1. Requesting Board approval of the “Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents” between Roberto & Deborah Tarafa (owners), Johnson & Johnson Roofing, Inc. d/b/a Certified Roofing & Construction (original contractor), and Levy County (CDBG sub-recipient).

 

Mr. Winters requested Board approval of the “Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents” between Roberto & Deborah Tarafa, Johnson & Johnson Roofing, Inc. d/b/a Certified Roofing & Construction, and Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the “Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents” as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board Approval of Fla. Homes, Inc. Realty/Construction for contractor participation in the county’s current CDBG program.

 

Mr. Winters requested Board approval of Fla. Homes, Inc. Realty/Construction for contractor participation in the county’s current CDBG program.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Fla. Homes, Inc. Realty/Construction for contractor participation in the county’s current CDBG program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board approval of the recommendation of award package to include any applicable waiver(s) to the county’s adopted Housing Assistance Plan (HAP) & authorization to execute contract documents for the LC-02:  Tarafa Project.

 

Mr. Winters requested Board approval of the recommendation of award package to Donle Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $33,450, the sole bidder for the Tarafa Project and authorization to execute contract documents.  Mr. Winters also requested the Board waive the Program Rule requirement for the bid approved to be more than 15% of the estimate cost.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve award package to Donle Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $33,450 for the Tarafa Project, waiving the program rule and authorization for Jordan & Associates to execute contract documents as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PASSERO ASSOCIATES

 

Don Ramdass, Associate Program Manager

Presentation of bids for the George T. Lewis Airport fencing and erosion control.

 

Mr. Ramdass presented bids for the George T. Lewis Airport to the Board for fencing and erosion control to the Board.  The bids received are listed below:

 

Bid A                                                   Bid B

Bidder                                                  Perimeter Security Fence                      Runway 5 Erosion Control

Improvements                                       And Stabilization

 

Penrod Lumber Company                     $104,005.87                                        N/A

Smith Fence Company                           $102,256                                             N/A

Turnbull Environmental, Inc.                  $  94,500                                             $62,200

Commercial Fence Contractors            $  94,500                                             N/A

Anglin Construction Company                N/A                                                     $117,218

 

Mr. Ramdass stated there were two bidders which had sent submitted bids for the same amount for Bid A, Turnbull Environmental, Inc. and Commercial Fence Contractors in the amount of $94,500.  They were given the opportunity to re-submit bids and the only company to re-submit a bid was Commercial Fence Contractors in the amount of $93,300.

Mr. Ramdass stated his recommendation for Bid A is Commercial Fence Contractors in the amount of $93,300 and for Bid B he recommends Turnbull Environmental, Inc. in the amount of $62,200.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Commercial Fence Contractors for Bid A as recommended in the amount of $93,300.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Ramdass requested the Board allow Mr. Moody, with the assistance of Passero Associates, authority to request Performance Bonds and Payment Bonds as well as insurance requirements for the contract with the contractor for Legal Council review and approval as well as authorization for the Chairman to sign the contract once the documents are found to be sufficient.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve execution of documents upon review as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for Bid B with the stipulation not to allow construction until the moneys are in place in the amount of $62,200 as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Requesting approval to identify the week of May 19-25, 2013 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2013-18 recognizing May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-18 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to purchase two (2) T3 Max Thermal Imaging Cameras with accessories from Hall-Mark Apparatus.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) T3 Max thermal imaging camera with accessories from Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus, the sole source supplier of this product in Florida at a cost of $9,415.50 each.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) T3 Max thermal imaging camera as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval to accept the attached Settlement Agreement with Crawford Global Technical Services for the damages caused by tower collapse on September 29, 2012.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Board to accept the Settlement Agreement with Crawford Global Technical Services for the damages caused by tower collapse on September 29, 2012.  He informed the Board a new tower will be built in the same location.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Settlement Agreement with Crawford Global Technical Services as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Presenting bids on “Backhoe Loader”.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented bids received for a new Backhoe Loader.  They are as follows:

 

  • Trecker Tractor, Tampa FL                              $  79,250.00
  • Highland Tractor, Chiefland FL             $  92,990.61
  • Flagler                                                              $  85,206.00
  • Ring Power                                                      $102,030.00

 

Mr. Greenlee recommended the Board approve the bid from Highland Tractor for the John Deere Backhoe Loader.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the bid from Highland Tractor in the amount of $92,990.61 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Presenting bids on drilling and blasting at Gulf Hammock Pit, Levy County, Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented bids received for drilling and blasting at the Gulf Hammock Pit.  There was one (1) bid received from Austin Powder Company in the amount of $22,259.53.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Austin Powder Company for drilling and blasting at the Gulf Hammock Pit in the amount of $22,259.53.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board direction for speed bumps on NE 30th Lane.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board direction regarding a request received for placement of speed bumps on NE 30th Lane.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to direct the Road Department to install speed bumps on NE 30th Lane as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson announced the Chiefland Baseball Team will be playing this evening in the Regional Tournament at 7:00 P.M.   Comm. Johnson also commended the Sheriff’s office and all other emergency personnel for their response at the Crab Fest incident.

 

Comm. Joyner asked Sheriff McCallum what the cost was for covering the Crab Fest this past weekend in Williston.  Sheriff McCallum answered the amount was around $9,800 and there was another $4,000 to $5,000 expended as a result of the incident.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston FFA Clay Shoot Fundraiser is this Saturday at the Whitehurst Lodge.  He invited all to attend and stated there will be a Bar-B-Q lunch afterwards.

 

Comm. Meeks announced the Bronson Baseball Team will be playing in the Regional Playoff Tournament and will be playing Melody Christian in Live Oak.  Comm. Meeks thanked the Sheriff’s Department and Public Safety for their work at the Crab Fest.

Comm. Meeks stated there is a North Florida Broadband meeting tomorrow in Cross City at City Hall.

Comm. Meeks reported the Wild Hog Canoe Race was a success this past weekend with 40 more boats entered in to the race than last year.

 

Comm. Bell reported the Relay For Life Event held in Chiefland last weekend was a success.

Comm. Bell announced there will be a May Day Festival in Buie Park in Chiefland on May 25th beginning at 1:00 P.M.

Comm. Bell requested selection of a Board Liaison member for the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail meeting coming up on Tuesday, May 14th in Mayo.  Comm. Meeks stated he would be able to attend.

Comm. Bell wished everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.

 

Mrs. Cannon asked what could be done to prevent another incident similar to what happened at the Crab Fest in Williston this past weekend.

 

Comm. Bell responded this was something being looked into and a Workshop would likely be set in the near future.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:37 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:34 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS

 

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 1:34 P.M.

 

The following applicants were interviewed by the Board for Medical Director of Levy County:

 

  • The UF Department of Medicine and Gainesville Emergency Medicine Associates represented by Dr. Karen Laauwe, Dr. Adrian Tyndall, Dr. Christine Van Dillen, and Dr. David Meurer.

 

  • Dr. Michael LoGuidice, Sr. of Emergency Medicine Professional Consultants, LLC.

 

  • Dr. Robert Spindell

 

The meeting recessed at 2:40 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 2:51 P.M.

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 2:51 P.M.

 

The Commissioners heard input from the following members of the audience:

 

Paul Shearer

Joe Renaudo

 

The Commissioners ranked the applicants as follows:

(1 as first choice, 2 as second choice and 3 as third choice)

 

UF Dept. of Medicine               Dr. Michael LoGuidice Dr. Spindell

 

Comm. Joyner                          1                                                          2                                  3

Comm. Meeks                         1                                                          2                                  3

Comm. Stevens                        1                                                          2                                  3

Comm. Johnson                        1                                                          3                                  2

Comm. Bell                              1                                                          2                                  3

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the consensus of ranking the applicants in the following order:

 

1 – UF Department of Medicine

2 – Dr. Michael LoGuidice

3 – Dr. Spindell

 

Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles stated the next step is for him to discuss cost with them, not to exceed the proposal amount.  Mr. Knowles will assist Atty. Brown to finalize the Agreement and bring it to the Board for approval.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 3:05 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 6:30 P.M. for the Public Hearing for Ordinance 2013-04, amending hours of sale, consumption, and service of alcoholic beverages.

 

Atty. Brown spoke regarding the proposed Ordinance extending hours to sell alcohol from 12:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance.

The following members of the audience spoke to the Board:

 

For                                                      Against

 

Tom Trammell                                     Sylvia McCullar

Linda Insbrucker                                  Marie Strange

Sonny Insbrucker                                 Jerry Nash

Angela Yancy                                       Karen Beauchamp

Rev. Keith Stewart

 

After everyone wishing to speak had done so, Comm. Bell closed the floor to public comment.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to leave the current Ordinance “as is”.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Proposed Ordinance 2013-04 does not pass.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:14 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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