BOCC Regular Meeting November 18, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 18, 2014 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:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

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 117774-117942
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 145,020.73
ROAD 47,041.39
SHIP 10,145.00
PAL LIBRARY 1,597.38
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 12,162.93
TRANSPORTATION 5,037.47
911 25,585.41
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 2,098.36
EMS 39,236.01
FIRE 13,764.39
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,275.96
UTILITIES 1,258.90
DRUG TASK FORCE 1,217.50
ADD COURT COSTS 5,161.71
IMPACT FEES – EMS 53.08
IMPACT FEES – PARKS 150.21
IMPACT FEES – RD DIST I 1,045.51
CAPITAL PROJECTS 29,678.95
LANDFILL 8,905.99
TOTAL   $    353,451.88

 

 

 

SWEARING IN OF ELECTED COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Rock Meeks, District 2

Lilly Rooks, District 4

 

Judge Browning performed swearing in procedures for the newly elected County Commissioners, Comm. Rock Meeks, District 2 and Comm. Lilly Rooks, District 4.

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 7, 2014 and November 4, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 7, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on November 4, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion for the Board to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Comm. John Meeks as Chairman and Comm. Joyner as Vice-Chairman for the remainder of 2014 through the end of 2015.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon stated she wished the meeting room could be as full on every Board Meeting as it is today.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request for adoption of “Order of Approval” or “Order to Deny” for Petition No. SEA 02-14.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner.  [1]Comm. Joyner, [2]Comm. Rooks and [3]Comm. John Meeks stated they had ex-parte communication with the petitioner or staff.

 

Att. Brown administered swearing-in of those in the audience wishing to speak for or against the petition to he heard.

 

Mr. Hammond presented Petition No. SEA 02-14 to the Board requesting adoption of “Order of Approval” or “Order to Deny”.  EDA Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Inc. representing B & G Family Partnership, LLLP aka “Prairie Sand”, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception Amendment to SE 4-04 to allow an expansion (third phase “C”) of an existing major mining operation for the excavation of sand for the purpose of commercial sales of construction fill dirt.  This application will not include any blasting.

 

Clay Sweger with EDA Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Inc. spoke to the Board explaining the proposed expansion of the existing excavation/borrow operation located on a part of the B & G Farm on SR 121.

 

Sandy Collins also spoke

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt the “Order to Approve” for Petition No. SEA 02-14.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

  1. Request approval of Change Order #3 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval of Change Order #3 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.  He explained on September 22, 2014, County staff directed the contractor to complete pump-outs of the oversaturated drain-field every four (4) days to ensure effluent discharge into the street.  This emergency service resulted in an 11,900 gallon quantity and $4,760 increase to Bid Item #4, Dewatering & Disposal.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Change Order #3 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Modification #5, a budget modification to CDBG Contract #11DB-C5-05-48-01-H05.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval of Modification #5, a budget modification to CDBG Contract #11DB-C5-05-48-01-H05.  Mr. Vanzant explained the County has $12,000 of unencumbered Temporary Relocation funds which should be reallocated to the Housing Rehabilitation line item to cover costs associated with providing benefit to Client #LC-02 (Tarafa).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Modification #5 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application.

 

Mr. West requested the Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application which will refresh hardware originally installed in 2009 and replace Windows XP which is past end of support.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Rebecca White

Presentation on resurfacing project on State Road 24 from US 19 to Bronson.

 

Ms. White presented information to the Board regarding the upcoming resurfacing project on State Road 24 from US 19 to Bronson.  She stated the construction is expected to begin November 19th, weather permitting.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

October-November 2014 Progress Report

 

Mr. Pieklik gave the October-November, 2014 Progress Report to the Board.

 

Dave Bibby asked if there had been any interest in the Williston Airport Industrial land as he was interested in seeing this area becoming more developed.

 

Mr. Pieklik answered there had been some interest and he is also interested in seeing this area developed more.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request approval of Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract extending the completion date of the Contract from September 30, 2014 to May 29, 2015.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Agreement for Professional Services for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Agreement for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2014-59 adopting a new policy for advertising on County Transit vehicles.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-59 adopting a new policy for advertising on County Transit vehicles; adopting rates for advertisements; approving a form agreement for placement of advertising and authorizing execution of agreements by the County Coordinator.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-59 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval to donate one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to donate one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County.

 

Comm. Rooks suggested asking Bradford County if they would be willing to pay something for this equipment since it was paid for with taxpayer money.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the donation of one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Bill Henderson, Jordan Green, Brian Delburn

Request to coordinate with rural counties on upcoming Work Program.

 

Mr. Green spoke to the Board providing information concerning upcoming projects in the tentative 5-Year Transportation Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Denise Eckman spoke to the Board regarding NE 140th Court between Bronson and Williston.  She provided signatures on a petition from residents requesting something be done to make the neighborhood safer.  Ms. Eckman stated there is a problem with speeding through this particular street and would like to see the speed limit lowered or speed bumps added.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reported the Veteran’s Day Ceremony went well and was well attended on Tuesday evening.  The Haven Hospice Event at the Etheridge Cracker House was a successful event.

Comm. Joyner asked the media to continue to make citizens aware of out of state paving and painting company’s scamming operations.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she was glad to be back.

 

Comm. Stevens reported the “Light Up Williston” event will be held on December 6th beginning with the parade at 6:00 P.M. and the Lighting Ceremony will be at 7:30 P.M.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks reported the Veteran’s Day parade held in Inglis went very well.

 

Comm. John Meeks provided copies of the 2014 Board Appointments and Department/Committees to each of the Commissioners to review as appointments will need to be made at the next meeting on December 2nd.

 

Comm. Meeks read a scam letter which has been sent to various residents in and around Bronson requesting a maintenance fee for the water system and asked everyone to be aware.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:46 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

 

 

[1] Ex-Parte, Comm. Joyner

[2] Ex-Parte, Comm. Rooks

[3] Ex-Parte, Comm. John Meeks