BOCC Regular Meeting – September 17, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 17, 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

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 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

112994-113154

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

623,288.40

ROAD

69,202.30

SHIP

5,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

33,998.31

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

37,893.89

EMS

66,129.28

FIRE

49,298.54

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,357.46

UTILITIES

1,142.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

621.83

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – EMS

9,681.51

CAPITAL PROJECTS

38,332.22

LANDFILL

22,793.48

TOTAL $     961,325.56

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes of the Board of County Commissioners were presented for Board approval:

 

Regular Board Meeting, August 20, 2013                     Public Hearing, September 5, 2013

Special Meeting, August 30, 2013

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve minutes listed above of the Board of County Commissioners as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

Request selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) members. – TABLED –

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Progress Report Presentation

 

Mr. Pieklik presented a quarterly progress report to the Board of the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

 

Richard Owen, Executive Director

Request Board consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

Mr. Owen spoke to the Board requesting their consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

The Commissioners agreed to discuss the possibility of rejoining the WRWSA further before making a decision.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval for the Contract Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.  The Board had previously agreed upon the amount of $50,000 to be issued in quarterly payments of $12,500.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to let the Agreement stand as is and to have Atty. Brown look into the limitations of income generation from usage of the Dock Street Fishing Pier.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Aqui Property.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding the Aqui property adjacent to the Courthouse.  The property is listed at $179,000.  The Aqui’s have agreed to $120,000 with a 90 day review period.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to get the property appraised before purchase is considered.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. On behalf of Linda Fugate, Tax Collector, presenting Recapitulation for Board signatures.

 

  1. Request the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of the Levy County Tax Collector’s Recapitulation and for the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Recapitulation and appointment of Marlon Gale to the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Software Bid update.

 

Mr. Hammond reported to the Board of the bids received for Building Department Software.  Of the two (2) bids received, one did not meet the specifications and requirements; the other was more than had been budgeted for this expense.  Mr. Hammond requested Board approval to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

The Board agreed by consensus for Mr. Hammond to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for Joint Participation Agreements for New Freedom (NF) Operating Assistance, Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Operating Assistance, and New Freedom (NF) Capital Assistance for a bus purchase.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the following Joint Participation Agreements which were applied for in 2012:

 

5317    New Freedom Grant, Operating                                   $168,690

5317    New Freedom Grant, Capital (for bus purchase)           $  73,033

5316    Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), Operating        $286,912

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the three (3) Joint Participation Agreements as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program and request the purchase of a new bus, Local Match 10%, $7,066.50.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program.  These funds will be used for the purchase of a bus.  The 10% match amount is $7,066.50.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  This agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the Gulf Hammock tower facility as part of the narrow banding project.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the License Agreement with the Chairman’s signature between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for yearly Blanket Utility New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request permission to donate commodity trailer to The Children’s Table.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to donate the trailer formerly used for commodity storage and distribution to The Children’s Table.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve donation of the commodity trailer to The Children’s Table as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request consideration of an offer to settle outstanding jail liens of $13,500 plus interest (total as of 9/09/13 $15,127.71) for Joseph Hall, and, if accepted, approve Satisfactions of Lien contingent on receipt of the total settlement offer amount of $1,512.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider an offer to settle outstanding jail liens for Joseph Hall in the amount of $1,512.  The current outstanding amount is $13,500 plus interest making the total amount due at 9/09/13 $15,127.71.

 

Mr. Shipp stated the court requirements and fees have been satisfied.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the offer by Mr. Hall in the amount of $1,512 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.  Resolution 2013-50 amends the membership of the Committee to replace the workforce/job creation representative with an at-large representative and ratifies the most recent appointment to the Committee as an at-large member.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-50 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Mr. Moody explained to the Board the item to be presented is the Hip Hop Extravaganza event.  This event had been previously stopped as no application for a music event had been filed which was in violation of a County Ordinance.

 

Lee Crawford spoke to the Board explaining the purpose of the event and requested Board approval to host the Hip Hop Extravaganza/ Stop the Violence Rally.

 

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Crawford to make application for the music festival event so it may be planned and be in compliance with County regulations for this type of event.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Daniel Miller spoke to the Board regarding negative experiences in using the Transit Department for transportation to and from appointments.   Pamela Fahrner also spoke on behalf of Mr. Miller.

 

Comm. Stevens advised Mr. Miller of the process of filing a complaint against a County Employee to handle the situation.

 

Sally Collins spoke to the Board and commended the Transit Department on their efforts to get people to their destinations.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Beast Feast will be on October 26th.  The location has been tentatively changed from Black Prong to the Etheridge cracker house.  Comm. Johnson stated he is working with Leslie Sturmer to get clams to cook and serve.

 

Comm. Joyner stated the Morriston Baptist Church will be hosting their annual “Feed the Community” event and children’s carnival on the first Saturday in October.  He stated they will begin serving around 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Stevens stated the LARC “Ride to Provide” event will be on October 26th.  He will be there to cook starting at 9:00 A.M. if any of the other Commissioners would like to assist.

 

Comm. Meeks stated there will be a Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council meeting on Thursday, September 19th, and one for the North Florida Broadband on September 25th.  Comm. Meeks stated he had recently had a meeting with the Secretary Presat, the Secretary of Transportation for the State of Florida which was very informative.

 

Comm. Bell stated he will be representing Levy County in West Palm Beach for a RESTORE Act meeting which he will be leaving to attend tomorrow.

Comm. Bell also stated the Two Tails Farm is holding their annual elephant fundraiser on Sunday in Williston from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone of the meeting scheduled for September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay year-end bills.

 

Comm. Bell stated Ted Yoho will be available to meet with the public tomorrow at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:57 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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