BOCC Regular Meeting – October 2, 2012

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REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 2, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 2, 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. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:09 A.M.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

109372-109400

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,330,160.52

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

274.62

911

14,000.00

FIRE

58.13

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,650.00

UTILITIES

954.51

COMMUNICATION

3,000.00

TOTAL   $ 1,350,097.78

 

 

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

 

Doug Darling

            Presentation on RESTORE Act (Resources & ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies) of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012.

 

Mr. Darling gave a presentation to the Board regarding the RESTORE Act.  Under the RESTORE Act 80% of all the fines and penalties paid by BP as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil spill, will go into the Restoration Trust Fund to be distributed.  Of these funds, 30% will be designated for the Gulf Consortium for Florida.  Levy County could also be eligible to receive Federal funds, which is controlled by the Federal Council. Mr. Darling asked the Board to consider signing an Interlocal Agreement and a Resolution approving the Interlocal Agreement which admits the County as a member of the Gulf Consortium.  Being a part of the Consortium of the Gulf Coast States gives Levy County a vote on the State money available to Florida. Levy County’s portion of the transition budget is $640, if the Board decides to join the Consortium.  A member of the Board would need to be appointed as the voting member from Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-64, approving the form of the Interlocal Agreement admitting the county as a member of the Gulf Consortium as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell as the voting member and Mr. Moody as the alternate from Levy County to serve on the Consortium. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Darling informed the Board there is a meeting tentatively scheduled in Tallahassee on October 22nd.

 

 

SHIP

 

Jeffrey Winter, Jordan & Associates

            Request to approve Jordan & Associates Final Prioritized Applicant List, Final Contractor List and recommendation of award for Lead-Base Paint Services.

 

Mr. Winter presented to the Board the Final Prioritized Applicant List and stated 17 of the applicants have met all eligibility criteria.  The applicants are as follows:

 

            Victoria & Maggie Jackson, Williston                Ana Febles, Archer

            Roberto & Deborah Tarafa, Dunnellon              Betty Minton, Chiefland

            Steven Killen, Morriston                                               Queen & Henry Thomas

            Benny & Edith Lamb                                                    Betty Wolfe & Barbara Flores, Bronson

            Wilma Jean Hammock                                      Catherine Brown, Williston

            Michael Hart                                                                Blucher & Tiffany Smith

            Jack & Christine Mileski, Archer                                  John & Charlotte Kearney, Williston

            J.C. Brown, Williston                                                    Daisy Boyd & Rita Gillespie

                                                                                                Rowland Brock, Jr. & June Smith, Morriston

 

The following (12) twelve contractors have submitted an application and are being presented to the County Commission for approval:

 

            D.J. Daube Construction & Development, LLC            K & C Homes, LLC

            Donle Enterprises, Inc.                                      Lindsey Custom Builders, Inc.

            Duncan’s Frame & Trim, Inc.                                       M.J. Johnson Construction, Inc.

            Gary Southard Construction, LLC                                Mike Discher Construction, LLC

            Jeff White Construction, Inc.                                         Unison Development, LLC

            Jerry Orenchak General Contractors, Inc.

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

Mr. Winter requested conditional Board approval of the above listed Homeowner Applicants and Contractors.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to conditionally approve the list of Homeowner Applicants and Contractors as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

As a requirement for all pre-1978 units receiving CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Assistance, the County must conduct lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments.  Mr. Winter presented (5) firms providing lead-based paint specialist services which responded to their request for quotes:

 

            Aerostar SES, LLC                                          $4,200

            AGC Environmental Consulting, Inc.                 $1,075

            Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc.          $   590

            Lead Paint Solutions, LLC                                $   705

            Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.                            $775 – $1,250

 

Mr. Winter stated is the recommendation of Jordan & Associates to award the CDBG lead-based paint specialist service bid to Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the CDBG lead-based paint specialist services to Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc. on the condition for Jordan & Associates to work with Atty. Brown to develop an agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen, Director

            Requesting approval to make application to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement through the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund to promote tourism through advertising.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to present a Non-Agenda Item.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to hear a Non-Agenda Item.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement.  The application deadline is October 5th Mrs. McQueen stated she would like to make the request for Levy County in the amount of $100,000.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

            Ms. Conley requested Board approval to present a Non-Agenda Item.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to hear a Non-Agenda Item.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to file for a 50/50 JPA Grant in which the funds have been awarded.  The funding is to be used for operational purposes; trips and fuel.  The amount of the grant is $332,270 and the county’s portion is $166,135.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve filing of the JPA Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-64, approving the form of the Interlocal Agreement that  admits the County as a member of the Gulf Consortium; authorizing the Gulf Consortium to act on the County’s behalf in the implementation of the RESTORE ACT in accordance with the Interlocal Agreement; authorizing execution of the Interlocal Agreement and providing an effective date.

 

  1. Request approval of the Interlocal Agreement relating to establishment of the Gulf Consortium.

 

The items listed above are addressed under the “Florida Association of Counties” Agenda item.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1. Invitation to Levy County residents from Senator Marco Rubio to meet local staff and find out the services Senator Rubio’s Office offers; Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Williston Public Library 10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. and Bronson Public Library 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

 

Mrs. Blackburn stated information to the Board of upcoming dates for Levy County residents to learn of the services provided by Senator Rubio’s Office.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-65, approving a 5th Amendment to the Agreement and Declaration of Trust as a member of the Florida Association of Counties Trust.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-65.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-65 as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

A.J. Smith

            Radio communications issues. – TABLED –

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for Hazards Analysis.

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC for Hazards Analysis in the amount of $1,384.  The Agreement period runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  This is non-matching and funded by the EMPA/EMPG grant funds.  The Agreement identifies and monitors facilities in Levy County which store large quantities of hazardous materials.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for Technical Assistance of the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan (LMS) and the County Wide Fire Protection Plan (CWPP).

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC for Technical Assistance of the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan and the County Wide Fire Protection Plan in the amount of $10,500.  The Agreement period runs from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1.  Request approval from the Board to apply for the annual grant from the state for the improvement and expansion of EMS.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to apply for the annual grant from the State for improvement and expansion of EMS by approval of Resolution 2012-63.  The amount of the grant this year is $5,746.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the grant application from the State and Resolution 2012-63 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request approval from the Board to allocate $75,000 toward the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to allocate $75,000 toward the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse building upon completion of the merger.   Mr. Knowles stated in working with the Town of Inglis on the merger, they had asked if the county would be opposed to moving the EMS Station to a more central location closer to Inglis.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve allocating $75,000 to the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse building as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

            Request approval of Resolution 2012-52 certifying that the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-52 which is required to certify the County meets the criteria for reduction of DEP and Water Management District permit processing fees.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-52 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Comm. Stevens read aloud a letter submitted by Ms. Robbie Blake thanking the Board and the Road Department for the recent road paving in Lake Johnson Estates.

 

 

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

 

Rusty Skinner

  1. Request approval for Amended Interlocal Agreement creating the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Consortium.

 

  1. Request approval of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc. and the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Consortium.

 

  1. Request approval of the Fourteenth Amended and Restated Agreement to establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board.

 

Comm. Bell, the liaison for the Board, spoke on behalf of Mr. Skinner and requested Atty. Brown assist in explaining why the changes were necessary with regard to the above listed items.

 

Atty. Brown explained the three items above have been updated to reflect current language and references, as well as to clarify certain points without any changes of substance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Amended Interlocal Agreement, the Memorandum of Agreement and the Fourteenth Amended and Restated Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked all who attended the Levy County Beast Feast and thanked the Commissioners for their help.

November 6th is the Soil and Water Conservations Tri-County Ag. Venture.  They will be hosting students to come out for a hands-on experience of local agricultural entities.  They are seeking sponsors, so anyone interested can contact Comm. Johnson or Dana Langford, the Educational Director at the Soil and Water Conservation office.

 

Comm. Drew stated the Yankeetown Seafood Festival will be on November 17th & 18th and any non-profit organizations looking for a booth space can contact her for information. 

 

Comm. Bell stated the Ag. Venture was also looking for donations for the Ag. Venture. 

The LARC Ride to Provide is coming up on October 20th

The Cedar Key Seafood Festival is on October 20th & 21st and he invited everyone to attend both events. 

The Fall at the Prairie benefit for Haven Hospice is on October 13th at the Whitehurst Lodge.

Comm. Bell let everyone know the 2013 Relay For Life event will be April 27th.  The event will run from noon on Saturday until 6:00 A.M. Sunday morning. 

Comm. Bell also thanked the Road Department for their quick response for signs being placed in an area where an accident had occurred in the Fanning Springs area.

 

Comm. Joyner commended the Road Department for their quick response for road repair as a result of an incident which occurred over the weekend.  

Comm. Joyner asked Mr. Moody and Atty. Brown could check into the time frame of when the material is dumped and when it can be spread in the Benton area.

Mr. Moody answered he would look into this.

Comm. Stevens had concerns of enforcing any rules or regulations the Board may put in place.

Comm. Joyner stated there is an event coming up October 27th at the Morriston Baptist Church to cook for the community.  Assistance with the preparation of food is welcome.

 

 

ZONING

 

Atty. Brown stated there is a Flood Ordinance which will need to come before the Board and it must be done in two meetings.  One of the meetings will need to be after 5:01 P.M. unless the Board decides to hear the information during a regular scheduled meeting.  The other can be during the regular meeting on November 6th.

 

Mr. Corbitt stated the changes in the Ordinance are mandated by the State of Florida Building Code. 

 

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

 

After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to hold the 1st meeting during the regular meeting scheduled on October 16th.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:35 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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