BOCC Regular Meeting – November 2, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 2, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 2, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell 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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

102934-103071

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,306,065.27

ROAD

49,986.24

SHIP

150.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

18,925.48

TRANSPORTATION

5,294.23

911

16,250.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

803.94

EMS

          26,972.78

FIRE

          95,096.09

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            8,648.17

UTILITIES

            1,520.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

            5,134.20

ADD COURT COSTS

            1,919.16

LANDFILL

        150,159.28

TOTAL $  1,686,925.21

 

CDBG – 2010 APPLICATION CYCLE – PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.    2nd Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2010 CDBG application cycle.

 

B.     Request approval from the Board to submit an application for the Fiscal Year 2010 CDBG application cycle in the Housing Rehabilitation category.

 

Comm. Bell announced the public meeting was open.  Mr. Blount stated the purpose of this public hearing is to hold a second public hearing in the application cycle for the 2010 CDBG.

Mr. Blount stated at the previous public hearing the Board directed Jordan and Associates to complete the application for housing rehabilitation in the amount of $750,000 to rehabilitate homes of low to moderate income citizens within the county to bring their homes up to State and local building codes.  The areas the money will be spent in are:  administration, housing and rehabilitation, demolition and replacement, and temporary relocation.  The deadline to submit the application is November 17th.  The County’s goal is to rehabilitate a minimum of 10 low to moderate income homes, with the hopes of completing more if funds are available

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone who wished to speak for or against the CDBG application.

Renate Cannon asked for clarification of administrative costs.  Mr. Blount explained the administration budget is $112,500, not to exceed 15% of the total grant amount, which covers the operation of the housing project.  This is set by the Department of Community Affairs.

Comm. Bell closed the public hearing

Comm. Stevens made a motion to direct Jordan and Associates to submit the application as presented by Mr. Armstrong for the 2010 CDBG cycle in the housing rehabilitation category.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER LILLY ROOKS

 

A.    Certificate of Appreciation for Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. – TABLED –

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested to hear a non agenda item.

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

Bobby Cahill from the Division of Forestry, representing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Charles Bronson presented a check to the Board from the gross receipts fromGoetheStateForestin the amount of $57,708.60.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval from the Board to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Commander John Heinrich then presented a certificate of honorary membership from the DAV to Mark Johnson.

 

 

VETERANS

 

Bill Verville, Commander

A.    Request approval of Proclamation 2010-63, recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 7-13, 2010.

 

Commander Bill Verville requested Board approval of Proclamation 2010-63, recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 7-13, 2010.

Comm. Bell read Proclamation 2010-63 into public record.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-63 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen

A.    Notification ofVisitFloridaBeachWalk.

 

Mrs. McQueen spoke of the Visit Florida Beach Walk scheduled to take place this Saturday, November 6th, from sunrise until 11:00 A.M and invited everyone to come out and walk along the beaches inLevyCounty.  The purpose of the walk is to promote tourism by letting everyone knowFlorida’s beaches are clean and it’s ok to eat the seafood.

Pat O’Neal spoke regarding activities to take place in Cedar Key.  Registration can be done at theCityParkbeginning at 8:30 A.M.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Mike Sheffield

A.    Request approval to replace hot water boiler at the Levy County Jail.

 

Major Sheffield requested approval to replace the hot water boiler which heats the Jail and the old part of the Sheriff’s Administrative building.  It has recently been tested for the winter and was not working.  The contractor, W.W. Gay had done an evaluation and recommended it be replaced.  Major Sheffield then presented the following bids for Board to review:

 

Brooks Air Systems                            $37,600

S.I. Goldman Company, Inc.              $46,050

W.W. Gay, #1                                     $27,580

W.W. Gay, #2                                     $37,289

 

Comm. Stevens to accept the bid from W.W. Gay to replace the existing unit with a new Weil McClain unit including a one year installation warranty and get a written response verifying the proposal includes everything.    Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

It was discussed to make contact with W.W. Gay today regarding the warranty and proposal details.  If a response has not come by Friday, an emergency meeting could be called to make a decision.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request to add the following roads to the paving list for resurfacing:

 

LCR 494 (NW 92 Ct.) from SR 320 to NW 110 Street. (Chiefland G & CC)

LCR 181 (NE 101 Ct.) from SR 27 to NE 74 Place. (BronsonHeights)

LCR 183 (NE 105 Ave.) from SR 24 to NE 100 Street. (University Oaks)

LCR 194 (NE 109St.) from SR 24 to NE 105 Avenue. (University Oaks)

LCR 101 (NE 77 Ave.) from SR 24 to end of pavement. (Wekiva Grade)

 

Request to add the following roads to the paving list for paving:

 

LCR 108 (NE 170 Ave.) from Alt 27 to SR 121.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to add the above listed roads to the paving list for resurfacing and for paving.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve adding the roads listed above to the paving list as requested by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Presentation of bid awards for CR 207.

 

 

 

Mr. Mills stated the FDOT funding for this construction project is $1.97 million and then presented the following bids for CR 207:

 

Anderson Columbia, Inc.                                $1,510,157.72

APAC Southeast, Inc.                                                $1,484,773.16

John C. Hipp Construction Equip. Co.           $1,425,988.00

V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.                         $1,318,582.28

 

Mr. Mills recommended awarding the contract to V.E. Whitehurst and allow the Board Chairperson to sign the contract.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept and award the bid for CR 207 to V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. and to allow the Chairperson to sign the contract.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Lenore Jones

A.    Request approval of Resolution 2010-58 amending the Levy County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Local Housing Assistance Plan covering State Fiscal Years 2007/2008, 2008/2009, and 2009/2010.

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2010-59 amending the Levy County State Housing Assistance Plan covering State Fiscal Years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2012/2013.

Ms. Jones requested approval of Resolution 2010-58 and 2010-59 amending the Levy County State Housing Initiatives Partnership and the Levy County State Housing Assistance Plan as presented.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-58 and 2010-59 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.    Proposed holiday schedule for 2011.

 

Mr. Moody presented the 2011 proposed holiday schedule for Board approval.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the proposed holiday schedule for 2011 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    EMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of theEMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve theEMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.    Request to approve appointment of Curt Bromund to fill theLevyCountyposition of Well Florida Board of Directors.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requested Board approval to appoint Curt Bromund to fill theLevyCountyposition on the Well Florida Board of Directors.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Curt Bromund to fill the Levy County Position on the Well Florida Board of Directors as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request approval of agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval of the agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.  The agreement amount is $1,624.00.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to accept the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant in the amount of $77,043.00.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone who helped with the Levy County Educational Foundational Beast Feast and also thanked Bronson and CAAA for their weekend festivities.

 

Comm. Drew let everyone know about the Yankeetown Seafood Festival coming up on November 20th and 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Riverside Drive.  It is the 30th year for the Inglis, Yankeetown Lion’s Club to sponsor the event.

 

Comm. Rooks reminded everyone to go vote today.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone to go vote today and let everyone know about the first annual Veteran’s Day Parade to take place on November 13th.

 

Mr. Tummond reminded everyone of the Fair Housing Workshop today at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:02 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Vice-Chairman, Danny Stevens