BOCC Regular Meeting October 7, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 7, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:06 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 117385-117449
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,707,550.14
ROAD 4,359.57
SHIP 23,030.00
PAL LIBRARY 22,769.83
TRANSPORTATION 1,738.04
911 11,845.25
COURT FACILITIES 75.00
EMS 13,387.35
FIRE 1,126.64
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 349.69
LANDFILL 509.31
TOTAL   $ 1,786,740.82

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Public Hearing held on September 11, 2014 and the Regular Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Public Hearing on September 11th and the Regular Meeting on September 16th as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon questioned why the two (2) ALS trucks are not State Certified.

 

Chief Knowles answered under Florida Statute an ALS First Response 911 Unit is required to be State Certified.  These two vehicles are not a 911 initial response vehicle.  They are for disaster situations, supervision and for carrying extra supplies, therefore are not required to be State Certified.

 

Terry Witt spoke regarding Chief Knowles’ answer and asked why not certify these vehicles as ALS non-transport units?

 

Chief Knowles answered this was something he had asked after the last State inspection and he was told this was not necessary.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request a motion to confirm the Director of Animal Services Department and all Animal Services officers (Animal Services Office I and II) have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as agents for the purpose of investigating violations of any provision of Chapter 828, Fla. Stat.

 

Atty. Brown requested a motion by the Board confirming the Director of Animal Services and all Animal Services officers have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as agents for the purpose of investigating violations of any provisions of Chapter 828, Fla. Stat.

 

Comm. Stevens mad a motion confirming the Director of Animal Services and all Animal Services officers have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request a motion to grant authorization to County Attorney, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions on behalf of County under s. 828.073, Fla. Stat., without further approval from the Board, to seek hearings and ultimately court orders to remove animals from situations where they are in distress, neglected, abused, or otherwise mistreated, in order to provide protection and appropriate and humane disposition and any further relief allowed by s. 828.073, Fla. Stat.

 

Atty. Brown requested a motion by the Board to grant authorization for her, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions on behalf of the County without further approval from the Board, to seek hearings and ultimately court orders to remove animals from situations where they are in distress, neglected, abused, or otherwise mistreated.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion granting authorization for the County Attorney, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions to remove animals from situations as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request approval and signature on CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement.  The agreements provide yearly maintenance for the PSAP equipment and software and the cost is covered by the Rural County Grant received in May of this year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request Board consideration and approval of Change Order #2 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep., Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.

 

Mr. Vanzant presented for Board approval Change Order #2 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep., Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa for installation of an under-drain system.  The total cost for Change Order #2 is $14,865.90.

 

Jay Nordquist with GSE Engineering spoke to the Board explaining the under-drain system.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Change Order #2 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

Request approval of Nature Coast Business Development Council contract with Levy County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the Nature Coast Business Development Council contract with Levy County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Nature Coast Business Development Council contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

MARION REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

 

Rob Adamiak, Executive Director

Request approval of Proclamation 2014-50, recognizing the month of October, 2014 as Florida Manufacturing Month.

 

Mr. Adamiak requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-50, recognizing the month of October, 2014 as Florida Manufacturing Month.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-50 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2014-55 certifying that Levy County meets criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-55 certifying Levy County meets criteria for reduction of DEP and Water Management District Fees.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-55 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Agreement between Levy County and Preble-Rish, Inc. for engineering and related service for utilities to include the task order marked Attachment “A” and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to sign the RIVER grant application on behalf of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

  1. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement between Levy County and Preble-Rish, Inc. for engineering and related services for utilities to include the task order marked Attachment “A” and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to sign the RIVER grant application on behalf of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement and authorize Mr. Moody to sign the RIVER grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan by Passero Associates, LLC for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan by Passero Associates, LLC for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.  The cost of $80,000 will come from the $750,000 Joint Participation Agreement the County has with DOT.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Grants Coordinator position.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of a Grants Coordinator Position stating up to $50,000 has been budgeted for this positions salary.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Grants Coordinator Position as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss and direction regarding City of Chiefland’s request in determining what percentage of $11,0000 for the legal analysis/study for the Chiefland Advanced Life Support Non-Transport Levy County is willing to share with the City and if the County is willing to accept monthly payments for the City’s share.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding the City of Chiefland’s request in determining what percentage of $11,000 for the legal analysis/study for the Chiefland ALS Non-Transport Levy County is willing to share with the City and if the County is willing to accept monothly payments for the City’s share.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to deny the request made by the City of Chiefland.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

Request approval for the re-appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors.

 

Ms. Days requested the re-appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to re-appoint Marlon Gayle as the Public Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2015.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Levy County Service Agreement with the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr – PA #523 in the amount of $8,990.00.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr – PA #523 in the amount of $8,990.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval for the renewal of Levy County’s service agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

Ms. Neely requested on behalf of Mr. Jerrels Board approval for renewal of Levy County’s Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the renewal of Levy County’s Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) with the Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and proceed with a contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to proceed with a contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel in the amount of $49,100 per their previous bid.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve proceeding with the contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to purchase one (1) washer/extractor.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one (1) washer/extractor.  The bids received for this item are as follows:

 

Steiner Atlantic Corp.                         $8,030

Industrial Laundry Services                $8,610

Southeastern Laundry Equipment      $8,954

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of (1) washer/extractor from Steiner Atlantic Corp., the lowest bid.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase one (1) replacement vehicle for LCDPS Administration.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one (1) replacement vehicle for LCDPS Administration.   The bids received for a Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe are as follows:

 

Scoggins Chevrolet                 $32,160

Garber Automall                     $31,660

Beck Auto Group                   $33,319

 

Chief Knowles requested approval to make the purchase from Scoggins Chevrolet.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of (1) replacement vehicle, a Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe for the LCDPS Administration from Scoggins Chevrolet as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to trade in two (2) ambulance patient modules and purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units, three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems for the EMS transport units.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to trade in two (2) ambulance patient modules (retain ownership of chassis) and purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles for a total of $264,480; three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems for the EMS transport units.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the trade in and purchase of two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for Resolution 2014-53 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalk construction along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to the end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL (Financial Project ID 428901-01).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-53 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalk construction along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to the end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL (Financial Project ID 428901-01).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-53 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to re-surface NE 55th Street (LCR 1080).

 

  1. Request approval to pave SE 18th Lane (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

  1. Request approval to pave SE 185th Ave (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to re-surface NE 55th Street (LCR 1080) and to approve paving of SE 18th Lane (MT 304) and SE 185th Avenue (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the re-surfacing of NE 55th Street and paving of SE 18th Lane and SE 185th Avenue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon questioned the status of the RESTORE Act.

Atty. Brown answered the Treasury Department had issued their final ruling which should be effective the middle of October.  The trial for the fines for the other entities will enter its third and final phase in January.  This may take some time.

 

Ms. Cannon also asked if there was a date set for the next Legislative Delegation.

Comm. Bell answered a date has not been set at this time.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone the Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast will be on October 25th at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston at 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone the Morriston Baptist Church Fall Festival and Fish Fry will also be going happening on October 25th.

 

Comm. Stevens stated the LARC Ride to Provide event will be on October 25th.

 

Comm. Bell thanked everyone who helped in making the 2nd Levy County Animal Services Animal Adoption event successful.

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested a non-agenda item be heard.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell asked if the Board would place one of the other Commissioners as an alternate to serve on the VAB in the event any of the petitions go beyond the election date of November 4th, as he will no longer be serving on this Board.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to place Comm. Meeks as an interim member to serve on the VAB following November 4th, if necessary until the end of the calendar year.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks.

 

After Mr. Shipp pointed out the new Commissioners would not officially take office until November 18th, Comm. Joyner amended his motion to reflect the date Comm. Meeks would begin as interim member to serve on the VAB.  Second was amended by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:28 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                              Chairman, Ryan Bell