BOCC Regular Meeting – November 20, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 20, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

 

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

SWEARING IN OF ELECTED COMMISSIONERS

 

Judge Browning swore in Comm. Danny Stevens and newly elected Commissioner John Meeks.  Comm. Joyner was sworn in by Judge Glant.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:09 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:14 A.M.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER109704 -109830
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

120,177.18

ROAD

86,790.54

SHIP

45,915.00

NSP

109.41

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

1,887.20

TRANSPORTATION

8,164.59

911

27,922.93

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

20.51

EMS

6,626.64

FIRE

92,862.36

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

2,178.19

CDBG

41.83

UTILITIES

1,751.64

ADD COURT COSTS

1,300.00

DEBT SERVICE

27,500.00

LANDFILL

59,170.88

TOTAL $     482,426.90

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 31, 2012 were presented to the Board for approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 31, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green, Bill Henderson

Presenting Florida Department of Transportation’s Tentative 5-Year Work Program, including new projects proposed to be added to the Work Program.

 

Mr. Green presented information to the Board regarding the Florida Department of Transportation’s Tentative 5-Year Work Program.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report

 

Mr. Pieklik presented the Quarterly Report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council to the Board.

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS – RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

George O’Bier

Request approval of a temporary road closure on December 8th, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. for the Christmas Parade; Highway 40 from Yankeetown Elementary School and North onto Inglis Avenue, ending at Food Ranch parking lot.

 

Mr. O’Bier requested Board approval for a temporary road closure for the Inglis Christmas Parade on December 8th.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the temporary road closure as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

  1. Request a motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Russell S. and Susan M. Meeks, Jr. – PA# 512 and Anetra N. Dexter – PA# 515.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Deferred Payment Loan Agreements for the following:

 

Russell S. and Susan M. Meeks, Jr.      PA# 512

Anetra N. Dexter                                  PA# 515

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreements as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request a motion to approve Resolution 2012-70.
    1. Recommendation of Award,
    2. To waive the $65,000 cost limits,
    3. To waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job before receiving any additional contracts,
    4. To waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than 15% above or below our Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates,
    5. To award contracts for the first 10 prioritized recipients,
    6. Consideration of a motion to conditionally approve the remaining 7 bids on condition that we ensure funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial 10 housing units being presented herein.

 

Jeffrey Winters of Jordan & Associates requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-70 adopting the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation contract documents to be utilized at the pre-construction conferences scheduled for November 28th and 29th.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-70 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters presented Jordan & Associates Recommendation of Award for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Projects providing a Summary Agenda for the Board.  The first ten (10) prioritized recipients are listed below:

 

Gary Southard Construction, LLC

LC-10:  Betty Minton, 6750 NW 75th Place, Chiefland – $26,150

Jeff White Construction, Inc.

LC-05:  Wilma Jean Hammock, 13865 NE 55th Street, Williston – $19,665

LC-07:  Jack & Christine Mileski, 9850 NE 121st Street, Archer – $25,515

 

Johnson & Johnson Roofing, Inc. d/b/a Certified Roofing & Construction

LC-2:  Roberto & Deborah Tarafa, 11811 SE SE 197th Place, Dunnellon – $30,038

LC-03:  Steven Killen, 21070 SE 68th Lane, Morriston – $67,912

LC-04:  Benny & Edith Lamb, 7871 NW 168th Lane, Trenton – $67,912

 

M. J. Johnson Construction, Inc.

LC-08:  J. C. Brown, 20680 NE 40th Place, Williston – $73,700

 

Unison Development, LLC

LC-01:  Victoria & Maggie Jackson, 21271 NE 40th Place, Williston – $72,185

LC-06:  Michael Hart, 13330 NE 9th Street, Williston – $64,948

LC-09:  Ana Febles, 10911 NE SR 24, Archer – $65,088

 

Mr. Winters also requested Board approval to waive the $65,000 cost limits, to waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job before receiving additional contracts as well as waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than 15% above or below our Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the above listed items 2 through 6 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters requested the Board consider a motion to conditionally approve the remaining seven (7) bids on the condition of ensuring funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial ten (10) housing units being presented.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to conditionally approve the remaining seven (7) bids on the condition of working closely with county staff ensuring funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial ten (10) housing units being presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters requested the Board hear information regarding temporary relocation of the recipients required to move from their homes during construction.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Mr. Winters presented information to the Board regarding the expense of the temporary relocation of those receiving extensive home repairs.  He recommended the Board set a cap on the expense amount allowed of $500 for requiring short-term relocation and $1,000 for recipients required to move out of their homes for 90 days.

 

 

 

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to allow for the expense of temporary relocation of individuals having extensive repairs done to their homes with a cap of $500 and $1,000 as recommended above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Meeks votes NO.

 

After the vote, the following individuals from the audience spoke:  Dana Sheffield and Sallie Collins.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1.  Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of Lindon Lindsey’s re-appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board.  Mr. Lindsey will represent the voting member in the Handicapped Citizen category.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requests Board approval on behalf of the WRPC, the re-appointment Lindon Lindsey to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as the voting member in the Handicapped Citizen category.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Lindon Lindsey to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of Dale French’s appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as an alternate in the Regional Workforce Development Board category.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval on behalf of WRPC, the appointment of Dale French to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as an alternate in the Regional Workforce Development Board category.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the appointment of Dale French to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests Levy County’s two appointments to the council; current appointments expire on December 12, 2012.  New appointments are eligible to be sworn in at the December 13, 2012 Annual Meeting.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval on behalf of WRPC, Levy County’s two appointments to the council as the current appointments will expire on December 12, 2012.  The two Commissioners which are currently serving are Comm. Stevens and Comm. Bell.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks and Comm. Joyner agree to serve on the WRPC.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval of the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software.  Fire Programs is a web-deployed records management software used by fire departments throughout the county to create, maintain, access, manage and report information related to emergency services.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

  1. Present the quarterly report; identified the progress the Department has made in the fourth quarter.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the fourth quarter report to the Board of the Public Safety Department.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Chiefland Student Government cake auction last night was a success.  There will be another cake auction this evening at Cedar Key.  If anyone would like to purchase a cake, but cannot attend, they can contact either Comm. Johnson or Oz Barker.

Comm. Johnson spoke of Broadband and reported to the Board the next FLOW meeting will be on December 10th in Lake City at 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner read to the Board a thank you letter to the Board and the Road Department from the Radacky family for the resurfacing of a road in the area in which they live.

Comm. Joyner thanked the other Commissioners for helping him through the last year as a new Commissioner.

 

Comm. Meeks expressed his thanks to the citizens of Levy County for electing him as Commissioner and stated he looks forward to serving for the next four years.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke from the audience and welcomed Comm. Meeks as a newly elected Commissioner.

 

Mr. Moody announced the Legislative Delegation meeting will be on December 12th from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in Courtroom A.

 

Jason Kennedy thanked Mr. Knowles and the Public Safety Department for the loan of a spare engine to the Town of Bronson recently.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:56 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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