BOCC Regular Meeting – November 8, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 8, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

LevyCountyJudge, James T. Browning administered the swearing in of Mike Joyner, newly appointed Commissioner for District 1.

 

Chairman Stevens then called the meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 106325-106487

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,608,739.72

ROAD

        132,144.39

SHIP

          25,750.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

            2,530.82

TRANSPORTATION

          10,390.27

911

          14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

                 19.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

            6,402.83

EMS

          26,669.43

FIRE

          31,622.30

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            9,535.53

CDBG

            9,270.00

UTILITIES

            1,831.19

COMMUNICATION

                   2.99

LANDFILL

          29,296.26

TOTAL  $  1,908,204.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS

 

John Lynn, Manager

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

A.  Presenting the required changes in the Plan Document; due to Federal Legislation (Pension Protection Act) specifically Section 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plans.

Mr. Lynn presented information regarding the required changes in the Plan Document due to Federal Legislation (Pension Protection Act), specifically Section 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plans.  He stated this is a housekeeping item and there is no cost involved.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve changes in the Plan Document as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SENATOR CHARLIE DEAN

 

Senator Dean congratulated the Board for having a “full” Board with the addition of Mike Joyner.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

A.  Presenting request fromBronsonCommunityChurchfor a donation of surplus equipment; one HP projector turned in by theEMSoffice.

 

Mr. Shipp stated he had received a request from theBronsonCommunityChurchfor donation of one HP projector turned in by theEMSoffice and asked the Board if they would be willing to donate the item.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request fromBronsonCommunityChurchas requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Presenting an Amendment to Agreement betweenLevyCountyandGilchristCounty; sharing costs for office space for the Guardian ad Litem programs.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of the Amendment to Agreement betweenLevyCountyandGilchristCounty; sharing costs for office space for the Guardian ad Litem programs.  The Amendment splits all costs between the two counties from 60/40 to 70/30.  This split is calculated each year according to case load.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Amendment to Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

STEVEN H. GRAY

 

Steven H. Gray

Gray, Ackerman & Haines, P.A.

A.    Request for Levy County to participate with the City of Ocala and Marion County in the HUD Section108 Loan Guarantee for 120 Unit ALF/ILF/ALZ Senior Living Facility.

 

Mr. Gray presented information to the Board and explained there is an opportunity for funding for a Senior Living Facility to be constructed inMarionCounty. LevyCountywould not be an entitled community, but could participate in the application of CDBG funds to be used for this facility. LevyCountywould receive “priority allocation” at 86% of the facility’s capacity for its residents in return for its participation.  He would come back to the Board at a later date to make a request forLevyCountyto participate.

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS

 

George O’Bier

Town ofInglis; Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer

A.    Request on behalf of the Town Commission to waive tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste at the sanitary landfill in accordance with Levy County Resolution 2005-07, (adopted March 22, 2005).

Mr. O’Bier requested on behalf of the Town ofInglis Commissionto waive tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste at the sanitary landfill in accordance with Levy County Resolution 2005-07.  They are also asking for satellite disposal dumpsters for residents to dump household garbage instead of having to drive the distance to the landfill.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he did not see how the landfill fees could not be waived.  The fees are what runs the Landfill.  The Commissioners had concerns of dumping hazardous materials and how this could be monitored.  It was recommended for Mr. O’Bier to contact the Levy County Landfill Director to work something out on this issue.

 

B.     Request on behalf of the Town Commission permission for a temporary road closure on Saturday, December 10, 2011 for the annual Christmas Parade; closure to include Inglis Avenue and Highway 40 West to the Yankeetown Elementary School.

 

Mr. O’Bier requested on behalf of the Town Commission permission for a temporary road closure as stated above for the annual Christmas Parade for one to 1 ½ hours.  The parade is scheduled for 4:00 P.M.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Bruce Borders, representing Standing United as Americans spoke regarding the Veterans Day Parade coming up and asked if the Board would be willing to make a contribution to assist with parade expenses.

Comm. Stevens advised Mr. Borders to check with Mr. Moody at the Board office in the afternoon and he will check will the Constitutional officers to see what can be collected.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:10 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:33 A.M.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Condideration of an offer to settle an outstanding jail lien of $18,200 plus interest (total as of 11/1/11 $25,275) for Jerry Wayne Meeks, made by his attorney-if-fact Carolyn Redmond.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider an offer to settle an outstanding jail lien of $18,200 plus interest for Jerry Wayne Meeks, made by Carolyn Redmond.  Atty. Brown stated an offer was made by Ms. Redmond in the amount of $15,000.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the offer of $15,000 to satisfy the above listed lien for Jerry Wayne Meeks as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Approval of Agreement for legal services with Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A., for legal services related to employment issues. – TABLED –

 

C.     Adopt Resolution 2011-62 that approves the rescission of Resolution 2011-56.

 

Atty. Brown requested approval of Resolution 2011-62 and explained this Resolution rescinds the earlier Resolution for the Tiger Grant which had been signed and recorded in error.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-62, rescinding Resolution 2011-56 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Adopt Proclamation 2011-58 recognizing the month of November, 2011 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, as requested by Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Proclamation 2011-58 recognizing the month of November, 2011 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, as requested by Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona and read the request to the Board.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-58 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request a Motion to approve the annual agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Annual Agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.  He stated the amount which had been agreed upon during the budget process was $61,020 with quarterly payments of $15,255.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Request a Motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company.  The contract is set to continue with the same terms and conditions as previous annual contract with the principal Engineer rate at $95 per hour.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

A.    Request approval for 2012CountyHolidays.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of the proposed 2012CountyHolidaysas follows:

 

New Years Day                      Monday, January 2, 2012

Martin Luther King Day         Monday, January 16, 2012

Good Friday                           Friday, April 6, 2012

Memorial Day                         Monday, May 28, 2012

Independence Day                  Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Labor Day                               Monday, September 3, 2012

Veterans Day                          Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving                           Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2012

Christmas                                Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, 2012

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2012CountyHolidaysas requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

A.    Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) andLevyCounty.

 

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) andLevyCountyin the amount of $10,500 which is funded by State and Federal funds.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council andLevyCountyas requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Kelly Jerrels, Director

A.  Request permission to purchase new tracks for the skid steer.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to purchase new tracks for the skid steer.  The three quotes received are as follows:

 

FloridaTrack & Power, Inc.   $3,700.00

Heavyquip                               $3,702.48

Ring Power                             $5,548.98

 

Mr. Jerrels requested approval to purchase fromFloridaTrack & Power, Inc., the low bid.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of new tracks for the skid steer from Florida Track & Power, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Seeking Board direction on a project to re-surface NE 42 Place, also known as Levy County Road 511.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board direction on a project to re-surface NE 42 Place, also known as LCR 511.  He stated V.E. Whitehurst is currently paving C318 and can go to this project upon completion.  They gave a quote of $27,890 to resurface LCR 511.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve V.E. Whitehurst paving NE 42 Place, also known as LCR 511 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond, Assistant toCountyCoordinator

A.  Adopt Resolution 2011-59; adopting an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-59 adopting an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.  Having this Policy and the Policy as requested in item B. approved by Resolution is required by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both Resolution 2011-59 and 2011-60 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Adopt Resolution 2011-60; adopting a policy relating to Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

C.     Request Board to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith; PA #414.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith; PA #414 in the amount of $17,500.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.    Request motion to approve Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein; PA #507.

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein; PA #507 in the amount of $13,600.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners were interested in participating in the Veterans Day Parade on Friday.  Line up will be between 10:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. behind the oldBronsonHigh School.

 

Comm. Drew reminded everyone of the Inglis /Yankeetown Seafood festival coming up on November 19th and 20th.

Comm. Drew let everyone know there will be a benefit Pancake Breakfast this Thursday from 7:45 A.M. until 9:00 A.M.

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Chiefland Rotary Dove Shoot will be on November 12th off CR 341 South of Chiefland.  There will be a Bar-B-Q lunch provided at noon.  If anyone is interested, tickets can be purchased from Osborn Barker, Property Appraiser.

FFA Sub-Districts are to be held on December 6th in Williston.

North Florida Broadband has a meeting next Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.  Comm. Johnson stated he will give a report of this meeting at the next November Board Meeting.

If anyone has any Legislative issues they wish to be addressed, please let him know before next Wednesday as this is the date of the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference.

There will be a cake/pie auction in the courthouse the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at the luncheon.

The Chiefland High School Student Government will hold there annual cake/pie auction on Monday the 21st at 6:00 P.M.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M.

 

The workshop reconvened at 1:33 P.M.

 

 

COUNTY UTILITIES RATE STUDY WORKSHOP

 

Mr. Tummond spoke briefly to the Board about the two County owned Water Systems and introduced William Secoy who then made a presentation to the Board.

William Secoy of Florida Rural Water spoke to the Board about rates and made a Power Point presentation about the Manatee and University Oaks water systems.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:37 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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