BOCC Regular Meeting – November 6, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 6, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 6, 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. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

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.

 

 

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

  109530-109703

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,261,936.83

ROAD

176,599.00

SHIP

19,431.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

10,517.11

TRANSPORTATION

10,341.86

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

23.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,729.46

EMS

47,222.34

FIRE

50,910.56

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,560.63

UTILITIES

5,200.27

ADD COURT COSTS

3,031.37

DEBT SERVICE

9,000.00

LANDFILL

70,498.61

TOTAL    $ 1,685,002.04

 

 

PRESENTATION TO COMM. DREW

 

Comm. Stevens made a presentation to Comm. Drew in appreciation for her service as a Commissioner.

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate

Request to allow the Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested the Board allow the office of the Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses until a distribution is received in order to have funds in which to operate.  Tax bills are being mailed out today, and funds are expected to be available by the end of the month.  The Tax Collector’s office should be able to reimburse this money back to the Board by the end of the year.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to allow the Levy County Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expense as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Jeff Edison

Presenting an update to the Board of County Commissioners regarding Levy County School Board’s pursuit of special facility funding for a new school in Williston and plans as to what to do with the current Williston High School and Middle School Facilities.

 

Mr. Edison spoke to the Board, advising them of the Levy County School Board’s intent to pursue funding assistance from the State for new Middle and High School facilities in Williston.  The existing buildings will be available if the county has a use for them.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Patty Galyean, Executive Assistance

Request approval/signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 21 Grant, through Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Justice Assistance Grant Program, $48,644.00.

 

Sheriff Johnny Smith requested on behalf of Mrs. Galyean Board approval/signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 21 Grant in the amount of $48,644.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve and have the Chairman sign the Certificate of Acceptance as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Michael Sheffield, Director of Corrections

Review pending Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding inmate visitation system.

 

Major Sheffield reviewed with the Board the pending Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding the Inmate Visitation System.  Atty. Brown stated there are two items to approve, the Licensing Agreement and the Addendum addressing Article 3, Additional Services.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Licensing Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding the Inmate Visitation System authorizing the Chairman to sign and the Addendum addressing Article 3 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Barbara Locke thanked the Board for their help with the opening of a Dental Clinic at the Levy County Health Department.  The Clinic will serve children up to the age of 21 and is expected to open to the public in about three weeks.  There will be a Grand Opening on Thursday, November 15th and Mrs. Locke invited all the Commissioners to attend.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in the amount of $50,000 for fiscal year 2012-2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Funding Agreement for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Master Consulting Services Agreement.  This is an agreement between Levy County and Passero Associates, LLC, as a result of the RFP for the George T. Lewis Airport (Cedar Key).

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Master Consulting Services Agreement with Passero Associates, LLC regarding the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Master Consulting Services Agreement with Passero Associates, LLC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request Board direction for suggested dates for Chairman and Vice-Chairman appointments.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction for dates to appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman at the last meeting in December.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jacqueline Martin, Human Resource Manager

Present proposed Memorandum of Agreement with FirstLab to participate in the Florida Department of Transportation and FirstLab, Third party Administrator (TPA), Florida Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services contract RFP-11/12-9004-DC, effective August 22, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody presented on behalf of Mrs. Martin the Memorandum of Agreement with FirstLab to participate in the FDOT and FirstLab, Third party Administrator, Florida Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services contract, effective August 22, 2012.  Mr. Moody explained this will allow the County to piggy-back with FDOT and FirstLab for Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services resulting in a cost savings for the county.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

Request approval for 2013 County Holidays.

 

Mrs. Blackburn presented the proposed 2013 County Holidays listed below to the Board for approval.

 

Holiday                                                Observed

New Year’s Day                                  Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Martin Luther King Day                        Monday, January 21, 2013

Good Friday                                         Friday, March 29, 2013

Memorial Day                                      Monday, May 27, 2013

Independence Day                                Thursday, July 4, 2013

Labor Day                                            Monday, September 2, 2013

Veteran’s Day                                      Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving                                         Thursday, November 28 & Friday November 29, 2013

Christmas                                             Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2013 County Holidays as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval of the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service; required for State Aid to Libraries.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service; required for State Aid to Libraries.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue.  Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. is the sole-source provider of this product in the State of Florida.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue from Ten-8 Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $16,960.  These new cylinders will replace the existing outdated cylinders currently in use.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue from Ten-8 Equipment, Inc. as presented.   Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.  The Department would also like to request to waive the bid process as this is a unique opportunity to purchase the unit at a significant cost savings.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.  The unit was traded in by Crystal River Fire Department with a trade in value of $35,000.  Ferrara Fire Apparatus has agreed to sell the apparatus to Levy County for the trade in value amount.  This truck will replace a 1972 unit which is obsolete.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus in the amount of $35,000 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request to place Levy County Road 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to place LCR 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve placing LCR 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.  The motion fails for lack of a second.

 

Yankeetown Mayor, Dawn Clary asked Mr. Greenlee if the Road Department could mow in town before the Seafood Festival.  Mr. Greenlee answered the Road Department has been contacted and will be mowing before the festival.

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Requesting a motion to approve Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval of the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chairman to sign as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of a Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority.  Approval of this Lease Agreement allows a lease of tower space at the Beck Park tower site.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the Veteran’s Day Parade coming up on the 12th in Williston and asked if the other Commissioners would like to ride together.

 

Comm. Johnson informed the other Commissioners he would be resigning from the North Florida Broadband Authority and requested appointment of a new Commissioner.

The Board agreed to have the alternate Commissioner, Comm. Drew attend in his place for the upcoming meeting on November 14th in Monticello at 11:00 A.M. or Mr. Moody if Comm. Drew cannot attend.

 

Comm. Drew extended her thanks to all those she had worked with as this would be her last meeting serving as Commissioner.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:13 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairman