BOCC-Regular Meeting November 19, 1996

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

November 19, 1996

 

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 19, 1996 at 9:00 a.m. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Wilbur Dean

Vice Chairman Sammy Yearty

Comm. Don Foley

Comm. Don Lindsey

Comm. Frank Davis

 

 

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney Gregory V. Beauchamp

Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy

Administrative Assistant William C. Cobb

 

 

 

 

 

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.. The invocation was given by Comm. Dean and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

 

Comm. Foley moved to accept the minutes of November 5, 1996 meeting. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

Comm. Lindsey moved to pay the bills as presented. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

The following expenditures were presented for payment.

 

FUND AMOUNT

CHECK NUMBERS: 5235-5422

 

 

 

GENERAL FUND

235,123.72

 
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

55,882.93

 
LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE

10,000.00

 
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUND

15.00

 
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND

7,019.99

 
LANDFILL/RECYCLING

6,322.24

 
FLORIDA POWER GRANT FUND

65.50

 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

11,835.88

 
FIRE CONTROL FUND

10,005.50

 
ST GRANT-JUVENILE JUSTICE

80.12

 
TOTAL 336,350.88

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Chairman Dean introduced the Honorable Joseph E. Smith. Judge Smith performed the swearing in ceremony of Comm. Wilbur Dean, Comm. S. W. Yearty and Comm. Frank Davis, newly elected board member. Judge Smith welcomed Comm. Davis to the Board and commended the three (3) for electing to serve the citizens of Levy County. Chairman Dean welcomed Mr. Davis to the Board.

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

County Attorney Beauchamp read a resolution commending S. E. Gunnell, Jr. for his contributions to the “Levy County Archives Committee”. Comm. Foley moved to adopt the resolution. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

PERSONNEL/LANDFILL

 

Sarah Miller spoke to the Board concerning the complaints made by her husband and herself concerning Mr. Wayne Hardee’s position as supervisor of the Landfill. She spoke on letters sent to Senator Bob Graham, Governor Lawton Chiles and to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She read excerpts of responses received from the EPA reflecting the inspections made of the Class III site. She asked the Board “What are you going to do about it?”. Chairman Dean thanked Mrs. Miller for her comments and noted that he was aware of the two (2) inspection reports and would not make any reply until all sides of the issue had been investigated. It was Mrs. Miller’s opinion that she was taken off of light duty work at the Landfill unjustly by Mr. Hardee, as a result of the correspondence sent to Senator Graham and Governor Chiles.

 

 

 

BOND/SHERIFF

 

Board Secretary Jackie Martin informed the Board that the bond renewal was due for the position of the Sheriff. Comm. Yearty moved to renew the bond for the sheriff. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Board Secretary Mrs. Martin read correspondence from Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council concerning the one position on the Planning Council for the Levy County Commission. They requested Chairman Dean to continue in the position on the Executive Committee for 1997. Chairman Dean recommended that the decision be postponed to allow the incoming Chairman to make the decision.

 

Mrs. Martin reported that the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council advised that Marilynn Schlott of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) had notified them that they were requesting the placement of John Bertholf as the AHCA’s alternate on the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. He will assume the position previously held by Kaylin Anderson. Comm. Foley moved to accept the recommendation. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

EMS

 

Mr. Billy Cobb reported that J. Brian Gordon had been named as Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services. In accepting this position his salary would need to be adjusted from the salary previously received as a paramedic. The hourly rate would be $12.02. Comm. Yearty moved to adjust the hourly rate. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

COUNTY PLANNING

 

Mr. Herb Heesch provided information to the Board on the Comprehensive Plan. The DCA has published notification that some of the issues which previously were not in compliance in the Levy County Comprehensive Plan have now been resolved.

 

Mr. Heesch advised that he and Building and Zoning Director Rob Corbitt have completed an update through 1995 of the Land Development Regulations and compiled them into one (1) document. Mr. Heesch said that the document was new and is ready for review by the County Attorney.

 

Mr. Heesch said the Planning Board will be meeting weekly until the end of the year to prepare recommendations on the Evaluation Appraisal Report for DCA. It appears that two (2) ordinances need to be adopted in anticipation of DCA approval on the second 1996 Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Comm. Yearty clarified that this was needed before the end of the year to prevent the County using one of the two amendment periods allowed for next year on issues from the current year. The DCA has requested a schedule from the County on what issues will be presented for amendment next year. Mr. Heesch advised that this would be difficult to do, however, it needs to be prepared and the six (6) month extension should be a firm part of this information.

 

 

 

LEVY CO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Mr. George Sandora presented the Board with the Levy County Development Authority’s comments on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Levy County Comprehensive Plan as requested.

 

 

 

AQUACULTURE

 

Mr. Sandora distributed a letter received from Rebecca J. Bruce, Claims Adjuster, Florida League of Cities to John McPherson, Esquire. It notified Mr. McPherson that the claim filed by his client, Robert Solano was denied as their investigation revealed that there was no liability on behalf of Levy County Development Authority.

 

 

 

BIDS

 

Mr. Skip Hammell reminded the Board that approval of the bid submitted by Tampa Mack Sales for the two (2) trucks subject to the committee review had been approved at the November 5, 1996 meeting. Mr. Hammell advised that the committee had reviewed the bid and determined that it met the specifications. Mr. Hammell requested that the Board reject both bids received on the trailers because the committee found that the two (2) bids submitted did not meet the requested specifications. Comm. Yearty moved to reject the bids received on the trailer and to readvertise the bids. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

ROADS/MAINTENANCE

 

Mr. Hammell requested (1) one time maintenance on the following:

 

Trim the trees on the roadway for the passage of the school bus located at NE 95th Street and NE 110th Avenue in University Estates. This is a dedicated public roadway. Comm. Yearty moved to trim the trees on a one (1) time basis as recommended by the Road Department. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Repair on a one (1) time basis SW 80th Street and SW 123rd Terrace in Cedar Key Heights. The repair will require three (3) or four (4) loads of rock spotted and to be graded. This is a dedicated public roadway. Comm. Lindsey moved to repair as recommended by the Road Department on a one (1) time basis. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

ROAD CLOSURE

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m. for the closure of That certain portion of Church Street lying between Lot 10, Block 2 and Lot 2, Block 9 as shown on the Map of Raleigh as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying and being in Levy County, Florida. Attorney Beauchamp read the resolution for the adoption of road closure. There was no opposition received. Comm. Davis moved to adopt the resolution. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SIGNS

 

Comm. Yearty moved to direct Mr. Billy Cobb to write the Department of Transportation requesting that the community of Usher be identified on U.S. Highway 19. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SHIP

 

Clerk of Court Mac McKoy explained that SHIP Director Carol McQueen was at a meeting in Tallahassee and presented a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Robert C. Smith and Elizabeth E. Smith of 106 S. E. 4th Street, Chiefland, Florida. Comm. Yearty moved to approve the loan agreement. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

 

Wilbur Dean, Board Chairman

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Douglas M. McKoy, Clerk of Court