BOCC Regular Meeting – November 5, 2013

REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

Chairman Ryan Bell
Comm. John Meeks
Comm. Mike Joyner
Comm. Danny Stevens
Comm. Chad Johnson

Also present were:
County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody
Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:02 A.M. Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

EXPENDITURES

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

CHECK NUMBER 113399-113557
FUND AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,361,872.82
ROAD 58,016.10
PAL LIBRARY 1,982.74
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 10,126.86
TRANSPORTATION 9,160.08
911 36,667.66
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 383.40
EMS 26,546.03
FIRE 13,095.95
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 6,388.52
CDBG 4,770.46
UTILITIES 143.81
COMMUNICATION 67.37
ADD COURT COSTS 1,967.44
CAPITAL PROJECTS 15,919.58
LANDFILL 7,165.90
TOTAL $ 1,554,289.72
MINUTES

The minutes of the Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting on October 15, 2013 were presented to the Board for approval.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 15, 2013 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Ivan Chubb informed everyone of the Veteran’s Day Parade coming up on November 11th in Cedar Key which will start at 11:00 A.M.
PUBLIC HEARING

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioners. There were none.

Atty. Brown conducted the swearing in of the audience.

Bill Hammond, Development Department Director
Petition No. Sept 1-13; requesting approval for a Special Entertainment Event Permit for the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival.

Grace Romero presented on behalf of Mr. Hammond the request for Board approval of a Special Entertainment Event Permit for the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival to be held on November 23, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Sept 1-13 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Shenley Neely, Planning Director
Petition SSA 13-01; request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres from the Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Petition SSA 13-01, a request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres from Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

The Commissioners agreed to Table this item and reschedule for the Regular Meeting on November 19th.
JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

Jeffrey Winter, Project Manager
Presentation of monthly progress report on the county’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Mr. Winter provided a monthly update on the county’s CDBG Program projects, including the Tarafa project.
NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

David Pieklik, Director
Progress report presentation.

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the annual Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. followed by a quarterly report.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections
Request approval for purchase of voting equipment and request approval for award of Request for Proposal to Dominion Voting.

Mrs. Jones invited everyone to attend the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in the courthouse on November 15th at 10:00 A.M.

Mrs. Jones then requested Board approval for the purchase of voting equipment and to award the Request for Proposal to Dominion Voting. The total proposed amount is $275,225 and they will have a trade-in credit for software license credit in the amount of $34,125.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the RFP and accept Dominion Voting for the voting machines. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Stevens asked Mrs. Jones to speak with Mrs. Rees in finance and Atty. Brown to discuss the financial and legal details of the purchase to then bring to the Board at a Workshop. The Commissioners agreed to schedule a Capital Projects Workshop on November 19th at 1:00 P.M. and will discuss the details of this purchase further.
WITHLACOOCHEE GULF PRESERVE

Sally Douglas, Trustee
Request signatures on Owners and Managers form for the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve’s application to be on the Designated Florida Paddling Trail. – TABLED –
DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CORRESPONDENCE

Satori Days
A. Request approval to appoint Julie Rose, Veteran Service Officer, as an alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board in the Veteran’s Category.

Ms. Days requested Board approval to appoint Julie Rose, Veteran Service Officer, as an alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board in the Veteran’s Category.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Julie Rose as alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission.

Ms. Days requested Board approval to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission as requested. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request Board direction on our continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership, membership dues of $2,063.40, (requested by 12/1/2013).

Ms. Days requested Board direction on continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership by paying the membership dues of $2,063.40.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve paying the membership dues of $2,063.40 continuing participation with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.
LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

Connie Conley, General Manager
Request approval for updated and revised Substance Abuse and Policy Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit Employees.

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval for the updated and revised Substance Abuse Policy-Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit employees.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the updated and revised Substance Abuse Policy-Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit Employees. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
LIBRARY

Lisa Brasher, Director
A. Discuss and direction regarding the Interlocal Agreement with Chiefland.

Ms. Brasher requested Board direction and discussion regarding a revision of the Interlocal Agreement with Chiefland.

The Board agreed the current Interlocal Agreement with the City of Chiefland will not change as there has been no formal contract or agreement filed with the Board of County Commissioners.

B. Presentation concerning Putnam, Alachua, Levy (PAL) Library Co-Operative.

Ms. Brasher made a presentation to the Board concerning the Putnam, Alachua, Levy (PAL) Library Co-Operative.

PLANNING

Shenley Neely, Planning Director
Request to approve submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for the Grant Agreement Number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F 05, (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3).

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity, Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for the Grant Agreement Number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F 05 (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3).

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve submittal to the DEO Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
PUBLIC SAFETY

David Knowles, Director
A. Request Board approval to purchase two Stryker Power Stretchers and two Stryker Stair Chairs.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) Stryker Power Stretchers and two (2) Stryker Stair Chairs.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) Stryker Power Stretchers and two (2) Stryker Stair Chairs as requested. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request Board approval to purchase one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck from Odyssey Automotive Speciality.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request Board approval to purchase two ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units. These units are enhanced black boxes used to provide feedback on driving performance which will be utilized to coach individuals and provide behavior modification training.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units as requested. Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

D. Quarterly Report Presentation.

Mr. Knowles gave a Quarterly Report presentation to the Board.
COUNTY ATTORNEY

Anne Bast Brown
Ratify actions of County Attorney regarding comments on the U.S. Department of the Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”), including decision to decline to request extension of deadline and submittal of final comments.

Atty. Brown requested the Board ratify her comments submitted regarding the U.S. Department of Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”). She informed the Board she had decided it was not necessary request an extension of deadline.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury from Atty. Brown regarding draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”). Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.
COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Meeks stated there is a North Florida Broadband meeting coming up next Wednesday.

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone for their participation in the Beast Feast.

Comm. Bell asked for a consensus of the Commissioners to send a letter which he provided for their review to each of the municipalities requesting their involvement on a small team tasked with considering potential partnerships and resources needed to make the communities a preferred place to start or grow a business.

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to send the letter as presented by Comm. Bell to each of the municipalities in the county.

Mr. Moody reminded the Commissioners next Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. the Board will be leading an Executive Session for Union negations.
Mr. Moody also reminded everyone Representative Yoho will be in Chiefland tonight.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:43 A.M.

ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LEVY COUNTY, FL
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Clerk of Court: Danny J. Shipp

 

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Chairman: Ryan Bell