BOCC Regular Meeting – November 22, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 22, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Osborn Barker 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

 106488-106618

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

        142,404.53

ROAD

        102,495.57

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

          23,515.26

TRANSPORTATION

            5,234.68

COURT FACILITIES

                 28.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               748.37

EMS

          30,406.55

FIRE

          28,909.72

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            1,751.84

CDBG

               210.00

UTILITIES

            1,511.11

DRUG TASK FORCE

               660.65

COMMUNICATION

               309.93

ADD COURT COSTS

            2,289.11

CAPITAL PROJECTS

                 54.20

LANDFILL

          63,848.94

TOTAL $     404,378.46

 

 

VETERANS DEPARTMENT

 

Kenneth A. Thie, Director Veterans Service Office

VFW Department ofFlorida, VA Regional Office,St. Petersburg

A.    Presenting award to Levy County Veterans Service Office

 

Mr. Thie presented a County Veterans Service Office of the Year plaque recognizing the Veterans Department Director, Mr. Lowyens for his service to Veterans of Levy County and their families.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy/Finance Director

A.  Conduct Public Hearing on Resolution 2011-61 for amending the 2010-2011 budget.

 

Sheila Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-61 amending the 2010-2011 budget.  As advertised, the funds to be increased are:

 

General Revenue

Road & Bridge

Additional fund balances and Grants approved throughout the year

SHIP

Additional Grants in the Transportation and 911 Fund

 

The total increase is $1,676,397, for a total amended budget amount of $60,208,075.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone to speak for or against the budget amendment. There were none.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-61, amending the 2010-2011 budget as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

A.    Request approval of the Annual Contract between the Board and NCBDC for fiscal year 2011-2012, as reflected in the approved budget.

 

Mr. Pieklik, the new Executive Director introduced himself to the Board and requested approval of the Annual Contract between the Board and NCBDC for fiscal year 2011-2012 in the amount of $39,940, as reflected in the approved budget.

 

The Commissioners requested regular updates of the department and Mr. Pieklik agreed this would be done as often as the Board requested.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Contract between the Board and NCBDC for fiscal year 2011-2012, as requested and requested bi-monthly reporting of the Department.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DARYL DIAMOND

 

Economic Report from the November 2 “EnterpriseFlorida” meeting inFt.Lauderdale; an examination of Sunshine Laws.

 

Mr. Diamond stated he had recently attended a meeting of the North Florida Economic Development Council Meeting on October 26th in Live Oak.  Through this meeting he found out about a Grant to attend a meeting inFt.Lauderdale.  He took advantage of this and attended theEnterpriseFlorida board meeting.  At this meeting, Sunshine Laws were discussed and how to change them.  After speaking with the person who was Chair over the meeting, it was requested of any of the Commissioners fromLevyCounty to contact her by e-mail with their opinions.

 

 

HAVEN HOSPICE

 

Patrick Allen, Haven Hospice of Chiefland

A.  Request approval of Proclamation 2011-63, declaring November Hospice/Palliative Care Month inLevyCounty.

 

Mr. Allen requested Board approval of Proclamation 2011-63, declaring November Hospice/Palliative Care Month inLevyCountyand read the title into public record.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-63 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Request Board approve appointment of Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector forLevyCountyon the Central Florida Community Action Agency for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to appoint Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector forLevyCountyon the Central Florida Community Action Agency for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector forLevyCountyon the Central Florida Community Action Agency as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ASSISTANT TO COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Presenting “Communication Equipment Service Agreement.”

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Communications Service Agreement with Williams Communication which expires on December 6th.  The current contract amount is $54,148.56 and the renewal contract amount is $54,273.60.

 

A.J. Smith of Williams Communications was present in the audience and answered questions from the Commissioners.

 

The Commissioners expressed an interest in having a workshop with Williams Communication to discuss future plans.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the renewal of the agreement with Williams Communications as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Tummond reported to the Board the pre-application period had been closed for CDBG Grants this past Friday and there were 53 applicants for housing rehabilitation.  The process of ranking and sorting will begin soon and he will come back to the Board with additional information.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.    Request approval of the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement.

 

Ms. Painter requested Board approval of the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement in the amount of $12,474.70.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.    Request approval for the “Annual Plan of Service.”

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Annual Plan of Service.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Annual Plan of Service as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Brasher informed the Board Library Legislation Day is coming up on February 1st inTallahassee.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.    Requesting authorization to sign agreements for service with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to sign agreements for services with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize Mr. Knowles to sign the agreements for service with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Presenting organizational update.

 

Mr. Knowles presented an organizational update for the Board stating there has been some reorganization of staff in order to provide better service.

 

Mr. Knowles informed the Board of training initiatives where they are working withCentralFloridaCollegebringing simulation equipment for training three times a year.

 

Mr. Knowles informed the Board the Annual EMS Family Day held on November was a success.

 

Mr. Knowles then presented an award for Employee of the Year which was voted on by peers, to Saffron Dodd.

 

Mr. Knowles stated the complete organizational structure for the new Department of Public Safety and conceptual layout will be ready to present to the Board at the last meeting in December.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

SallyAnn Collins of Morriston asked the Board what has happened to tax bills for this year as she has not received hers.

It was answered the bills had gone out in today’s mail and they could have been delayed due to software changes.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported of the North Florida Broadband meeting he had attended last week.

Comm. Johnson stated he is interested in having a workshop with the Commissioners on December 20th immediately following the Regular Meeting or in January to prioritize and determine where to put focus for the upcoming year.

 

State Representative Jimmie Smith spoke to the Board stating he represents Hernando, Citrus andLevyCounty.  He stated he wants to bring his counties together and asked if the Commissioners had any concerns.

 

Comm. Drew requested unfunded state mandates be looked in to.

Comm. Johnson stated he is concerned about two proposed bills eliminating impact fees.

 

Comm. Drew thanked everyone who attended the Inglis/Yankeetown Seafood festival.

Comm. Drew stated on December 6th she will be meeting with a group of teenagers from area schools regarding tobacco issues and will be assisting them in drafting a resolution to bring before the Board.

 

Comm. Bell spoke of a Cedar Key and Chiefland Christmas event and inquired if any of the Commissioners would be interested in participating.

 

The Chiefland Christmas parade is on December 3rd.

The Fanning Springs and Inglis boat parades are both schedule on the same day.

There is a fish fry fundraiser lunch scheduled for the two families working in the courthouse on December 2nd.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:09 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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