BOCC Regular Meeting – September 18, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM.  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. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER  109082-109231
FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

         220,573.41

ROAD

           78,716.79

SHIP

                300.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

             8,258.70

TRANSPORTATION

           12,113.27

COURT FACILITIES

                  15.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                418.12

EMS

           36,124.17

FIRE

             1,710.96

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                287.62

UTILITIES

4,964.08

DRUG TASK FORCE

             5,970.29

ADD COURT COSTS

             1,960.67

LANDFILL

           66,428.77

TOTAL   $    437,841.85

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held September 4, 2012 and the Public Hearing held September 6, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting on September 4th and the Public Hearing on September 6th as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke, Administrator

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-60, adopting an amended schedule of fees for services provided by the Levy County Health Department; repealing Resolution 2008-51 and other fee schedules; providing an effective date.

 

Ms. Locke requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-60, adopting an amended schedule of fees for services provided by the Levy County Health Department.  Ms. Locke stated the Health Department is expecting to open a dental clinic by mid-October primarily for children and there are fees which will need to be added.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-60 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Contract between Levy County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department – Contract year 2012-2013.

 

Ms. Locke requested Board approval of the Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

TOWN OF OTTER CREEK

 

Atty. Brent Baris

Address the Board regarding the Fire Agreement between the County and the Town of Otter Creek.

 

Mr. Baris spoke to the Board and requested they reconsider their decision to terminate the Fire Agreement between the County and the Town of Otter Creek.

 

Comm. Stevens informed Mr. Baris it was the Board’s decision to terminate the Fire Agreement, but the Town of Otter Creek could contract with the City of Chiefland if they chose to do so.

 

 

GARDNYR MICHAEL CAPITAL, INC.

 

Ralph Cellon, Senior Vice President

Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2003 refunding.

 

Mr. Cellon spoke to the Board and explained options of what could be done with the Sales Tax Revenue Bonds which total $4.5 million.  He stated the Board has an opportunity to save $300,000 over the next 10 years at the rate of about $30,000 per year by authorizing Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc. to proceed or take no action and continue to pay the current amount which will cost the county about $30,000 per year.  By choosing the second option, at September 1st of 2014 the bonds can be paid off with no penalty.  Mr. Cellon pointed out the county has a Reserve account, which has not been touched and stated Mr. Shipp has indicated if the Bonds are refunded, there should be a set plan in place in order to utilize this money.  Mr. Cellon agreed with Mr. Shipp’s advice to the Board to refund the money, saving $300,000 and keep the Reserve.

Mr. Shipp stated one item to consider for use of some the money saved by the Board would be to give employees a raise.

Mr. Moody stated another item for consideration would be the development of 21 acres purchased for a new courthouse which had been discussed by the “Space Committee.”

Comm. Bell added the roof situation on the Court side of the building was in need of repair and could also be something to consider.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve refinancing of the Sales Tax Revenue Bonds.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The Board agreed to meet on the day of the second Board meeting in January, 2013 to identify their top priorities with regard to repairs on the Courthouse and how to proceed with the existing 21 acres.

 

JORDAN & ASSOCIATES

 

Jeffrey Winter

Presenting recommendation of award for CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services.

 

Mr. Winter gave a summarization to the Board of Jordan & Associates’ recommendation for the award for Title Search services.  He stated the County had received 59 pre-applications interested in receiving housing assistance from this program.  After two application workshops, the list of pre-applicants was narrowed down to 19 tentative homeowner applicants which meet all eligibility requirements outlined in the county’s adopted housing assistance plan.  Each of these 19 applicants must then undergo a title search.  Quotes were received from three local businesses which provide title search services:  Levy Abstract & Title Company, Norm Fugate, P.A., and Security Title Services.  It is the recommendation of Jordan & Associates to award the CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to award CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

  1.  Request Chairman’s signature on CenturyLink Centurion Maintenance Contract.

 

  1.  Request Chairman’s signature on Intrado Evergreen Contract.

 

  1.  Request Chairman’s signature on E911 Rural County Grant Application.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign on the above listed maintenance contracts which will provide annual maintenance for the PSAP Equipment and software.  By the Chairman signing the E911 Rural County Grant Application, a funding request can be made for annual support on the Smart 911 Service.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the CenturyLink Centurion Maintenance Contract, the Intrado Evergreen Contract and the E911 Rural County Grant Application.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented the progress report to the Board.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mark Feather spoke to the Board and requested reduction of a Civil Judgement on Constance Bergey in order to allow the sale of the home owned jointly by Ms. Bergey and Amy Bergey to be completed.  The amount of the Civil Judgement is $8,400.16.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the release of Judgement 10-MM-775 upon the satisfaction of Judgement 10-CF-756A with the contingency of the check being cut solely to Amy Bergey within 30 days.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Joyner votes NO.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke and wished Mrs. Cannon well on her upcoming trip abroad.  He also expressed his appreciation for the hard work by the Commissioners on the budget process.

 

Mrs. Cannon thanked the Board for lowering the millage rate.

 

 

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request approval of the Contractual Services Agreement with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Levy County acting for and on behalf of Levy County Mosquito Control.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval of the Contractual Services Agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Levy County.  The total amount is $18,500 to be received by the County in quarterly payments of $4,625.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Contractual Services Agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2012-53, authorizing the filing of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval for the filing of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application by Resolution 2012-53.  In this grant, Ms. Conley stated she is requesting two new busses to replace two which have over 300,000 miles.  The total grant amount is $132,512, of which the local match amount is $13,251.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-53, authorizing the filing of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

Shenley Neely, Director

  1. Request approval of Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the Levy-Gilchrist-Suwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3).

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the Levy-Gilchrist-Suwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3).

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the Levy-Gilchrist-Suwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3) as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval; recommend Board approval of Modification Number 2 to Sub-Grant Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Modification Number 2 to Sub-Grant Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County.  There are 10 homes which will all be rented instead of 5 purchased and 5 rented.  Bob Williams from the Housing Authority will be of getting the homes rented.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Modification Number 2 to the Sub-Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

Request the Chairman sign the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Re-certification due to FEMA by October 1st each year.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Re-certification due to FEMA by October 1st each year.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman signing the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Re-certification as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval to purchase syringe pumps.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase 10 syringe pumps which are used to deliver fluids into a patient’s body in a controlled manner, reducing the risk of human error.  The three quotes received are listed below:

 

McKesson                   $24,600

Henry Schein                $31,350

Smiths Medical $28,300

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of 10 syringe pumps as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request direction for a Special Meeting to pay end of the year bills and any other business that may need to come before the Board; suggest Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board to schedule a Special Meeting to pay end of year bills and any other business to come before the Board, suggesting Friday the 28th at 9:00 A.M.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to hold a special meeting on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported there will be a Broadband meeting tomorrow and will report information to the Board at the next meeting.

Comm. Johnson asked the other Commissioners if they were still planning to participate in the Beast Feast coming up on September 29th serving clams.

 

Comm. Bell reported the strike team NCBDC will be holding another meeting this month and he will bring information back to the Board.  He stated there are opportunities for Board members to attend programs or training seminars by scholarship through the North Florida Economic Partnership, which the Board is a part of.

 

 

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, Danny Stevens