BOCC Regular Meeting – September 16, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 16, 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 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER117007-117190
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE698,184.62
ROAD140,692.62
SHIP517.66
PAL LIBRARY5,945.70
TRANSPORTATION29,579.62
COURT FACILITIES15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY735.54
EMS50,193.21
FIRE37,833.51
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT3,526.11
CDBG15,282.00
UTILITIES1,197.29
DRUG TASK FORCE399.80
ADD COURT COSTS607.26
DEBT SERVICE1,500.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS8,562.28
LANDFILL94,573.87
TOTAL $ 1,089,346.09

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held on August 19, 2014 and September 2, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on August 19, 2014 and September 2, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon inquired of the Chiefland Hospital Letter of Support.  Mrs. Cannon also inquired of the sound system for the Board room.

Comm. Bell answered it was his understanding the letter had been sent.

Mr. Shipp stated sound system installation is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone there would be another pet adoption event sponsored by Levy County Animal Services this Saturday at Tractor Supply from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked the other Commissioners and staff for their work during his recent medical absence.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Development Department

Bill Hammond, Development Director

Request approval for Final and Preliminary Plats

 

Atty. Brown administered swearing-in of any members of the audience wishing to speak for or against either of the petitions to be presented.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with either of the petitions being presented.  There were none.

 

  1. FP 01-14, Croft Land Surveying representing Ronald Gillman, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres”, a residential subdivision consisting of ten (10), two (2) acre, more or less lots. Said parcel is located in Section 11, Township 13S, Range 18E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 24.42 acres, more or less and has a zoning designation of Forestry/Rural Residential “FRR” and a land use designation of Low Density Residential “LDR”.

 

Mr. Hammond presented FP 01-14 for a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres” for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve FP 01-14, a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. PP 03-14, Steve McMillen of McSurveying representing Jessica Maass-Hudson, petitioning the Board for a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates”, a residential subdivision consisting of one (1) ten (12) acre lot. Said parcel is located in Section 20, Township 13S, Range 19E, in Levy County.  Said parcel has a zoning designation of “ARR”, Agricultural/Rural Residential.

 

Mr. Hammond presented PP 03-14, a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates” for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve PP 03-14, a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEVY COUNTY

 

Barbara Locke, Administrator

Annual county contract between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Levy County Health Department Presentation.

 

Mrs. Locke requested Board approval of the Annual County Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the Levy County Health Department.  Mrs. Locke noted there were no changes to this years’ contract.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Annual County Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

Progress Report July-September 2014 presentation

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council for July-September to the Board.

 

 

TOM HEAD AND NEIGHBORS

 

Request road pavement for SE 187th Lane, Inglis, FL.

 

Thomas Head spoke to the Board explaining SE 187th Lane in Inglis was previously maintained by the residents and was later turned over to the County.  Mr. Head requested the County put milling on the road, pave it, or turn it back over to the residents.

Glen Dukowitz also spoke explaining the condition of the road and how it is in need of improvement.

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Head to consult with Road Department staff for maintenance or procedures if they would like to get the road turned back over to the residents.  Due to low traffic counts and this being a dead-end road, the Board would be hesitant to approve any improvements.

Mr. Greenlee stated his conversation with Mr. Head was if they were able to get the milling, they could possibly get the County to assist with resurfacing the road using this milling.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request Board approval of a First Amendment to Three Party Agreement between Levy County and the University of Florida Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, M.D. for District Medical Examiner services, University Physician Support Services, University Non-Physician Support services, and facility use.

 

Mr. Moody introduced Bruce Goldberger, Chief of Forensic Medicine at the UF College of Medicine who gave an update to the Board of the Medical Examiner’s Office new building and of the services provided for Levy County.  Mr. Goldberger stated the new building construction is expected to begin December 1, 2014 and opening on October 1, 2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the First Amendment to Three Party Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval and Chairman’s signature for the National Flood Insurance Program form.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for the National Flood Insurance Program form.  The AW-214-1 Form Annual Re-Certification requires the County to certify the continued implementation of credited activities as required by the County’s participation in the CRS (Community Rating System).

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the National Flood Insurance Program form as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval to confirm the Lease Agreement between the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club and Levy County for the continued operation of the A.F. Knotts Public Library.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Lease Agreement between between the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club and Levy County for the continued operation of the A.F. Knotts Public Library.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to identify September, 2014 as National Preparedness Month.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-48 identifying September, 2014 as National Preparedness Month and read the title of the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-48 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to identify September 23, 2014 as Fall Prevention Awareness Day.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-43 identifying September 23, 2014 as Fall Prevention Awareness Day and read the title of the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-43 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to identify the week of October 5-11, 2014 as Fire Prevention Week.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-49 identifying the week of October 5-11, 2014 as Fire Prevention Week.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-49 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Quarterly Report Presentation.

 

Mr. Knowles gave a brief presentation of the Quarterly Report for the Department of Public Safety.

 

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the Second Amendment to the License Agreement with American Tower LLC for Licensor Contract Number 00384531 for the American Tower Site in Gulf Hammock.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Second Amendment to the License Agreement with American Tower LLC for the American Tower Site in Gulf Hammock.  This agreement is a modification for the final installed equipment configuration  and is a part of the ICOM Narrowbanding Communications Project.

 

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

 

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on Resolution 2014-51 providing for amendment of Resolution 2009-27 adopting a revised schedule of permit fees and service charges for ambulance and associated Emergency Medical Services provided by Levy County Department of Public Safety.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on Resolution 2014-51 providing for amendment of Resolution 2009-27 adopting a revised schedule of permit fees and service charges for ambulance associated Emergency Medical Services provided by Levy County Department of Public Safety.  The current rates for Levy County EMS are out of date; the last rate adjustment for Levy County EMS was in June, 2009.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-51 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to purchase capital equipment for Levy County Department of Public Safety transport units.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval the following capital equipment for Levy County Department of Public Safety transport units:

 

2 Physio-Control LikePak 15 heart monitors with approval to trade in two (2) obsolete heart monitors

2 Stryker Power-Pro stretchers to replace two (2) manual stretchers

2 Stryker Stair-Pro Stair Chairs to replace two (2) outdated stair chairs with modern equipment

 

The total cost for these items will be $72,538.46.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of capital equipment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Director to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and place bids on behalf of the County to purchase capital equipment at the Duke Energy, Crystal River Power Plant Auction September 24-26, 2014.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and place bids on behalf of the County to purchase capital equipment at the Duke Energy, Crystal River Power Plant Auction on September 24-26, 2014.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to authorize Mr. Knowles to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and to place bids as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Request approval of an Agreement between Levy County and Collinson and Company d.b.a. Collinson Media and Events for Digital Marketing service for one full year, starting October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 for $2,000.00 per month, total $24,000.00.

 

Mrs. McQueen informed everyone of the events taking place in Cedar Key over the next upcoming weekends.  The Lighthouse at Seahorse Key is opening this Saturday, September 20th and there will be shuttle boats available.

On Sunday, September 21st there will be a walking museum tour beginning at the Cedar Key Historical Museum and walking down Historic Second Street by Dr. John Andrews.  There will be on this same day from 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. a golf cart tour to learn all that’s being done to make Cedar Key a better place to live.  Meet at the City Park Gazebo.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 26th-28th there will be a Railroads and Riverboats exhibit in the Cedar Key Community Center from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of an Agreement between Levy County and Collinson and Company d.b.a. Collinson Media and Events for Digital Marketing service from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 for $2,000.00 per month.  This service will provide some comprehensive research and expand Levy County’s outreach to market our county as a vacation destination.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement as requested by Mrs. McQueen.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon asked when the next Legislative Delegation meeting would be.

Comm. Bell responded the next meeting date had not been set.

 

Mrs. Cannon questioned how EMS vehicles handle inaccessible roads in the county.

Mr. Knowles responded they work with the local Fire Department to use 4 x 4 vehicles to reach the person.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Comm. Bell asked if the Board would consider hearing a non-agenda item concerning an item from the County Attorney.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown stated in April, 2012, the Board joined the Florida Association of Counties and most other Florida counties in a lawsuit challenging 2012 legislation governing Medicaid and procedures for counties’ participation in funding Medicaid costs.  Since then, solutions have been worked out and the court has issued a Notice of Failure to Prosecute in the case and will deem the case dismissed by November 10, 2014, if there is no activity on the case.  It is recommended the Board voluntarily dismiss its interest in the litigation.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to dismiss Levy County’s interest in the litigation as recommended by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported the Levy County Educational Foundation Beast Feast date has been changed to October 25th at the same location.

The LARC Ride to Provide is also on October 25th in the morning and the Cedar Key Arts Festival is October 18th-19th.

 

Comm. Meeks reported of the dedication of the Bronson High School football field to John Rutledge.

Comm. Meeks stated he will be attending a meeting of the North Florida Broadband this week at City Hall in Lake City and added this may change to quarterly meetings.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone of the next Public Hearing coming up on September 22nd at 6:00 P.M. and the Special Meeting for Final Expenditures for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year and any other business on September 30th at 9:00 A.M.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:40 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:03 A.M.

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING AND RELATED SERVICES FOR UTILITIES

PRESENTATIONS/INTERVIEWS

 

The following Engineering firms gave presentations to the Board regarding engineering and related services for the Water Utilities Department:

 

Jim Stidham and Associates represented by Bill Rollins, President, Tallahassee

Mittauer and Associates, Inc. represented by Beth Brown, Greg Lang and Jason Shepler, Orange Park

Preble Rish, Inc. represented by Debbie Preble, Ralph Cellon, of the 13 offices in North Florida, the closest office is located in Lake City

 

 

 

After the presentations the meeting recessed at 12:19 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 12:30 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed the presentations and ranked the Engineering Firms as follows:

 

Jim Stidham & Assoc.            Mittauer & Assoc.       Preble Rish, Inc.

 

Comm. Johnson                                  3                                              2                                  1

Comm. Joyner                                     3                                              1                                  2

Comm. Bell                                         3                                              1                                  2

Comm. Stevens                                   3                                              2                                  1

Comm. Meeks                                     3                                              2                                  1

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Preble Rish, Inc.  Second was made by Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:24 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

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