BOCC Regular Meeting – September 2, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 2, 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. 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 NUMBER 116850-117006
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,033,750.05
ROAD 16,561.08
SHIP 4,974.00
PAL LIBRARY 12,834.91
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 13,667.26
TRANSPORTATION 3,760.27
911 11,082.25
COURT FACILITIES 8.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 3,203.48
EMS 57,952.00
FIRE 47,416.68
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 1,008.29
UTILITIES 1,300.23
COMMUNICATION 97.50
ADD COURT COSTS 6,763.90
CAPITAL PROJECTS 249,577.37
LANDFILL 16,211.13
TOTAL  $ 1,480,168.40
ONLINE TRANSFER – GENERAL FUND 3,250,000.00
ONLINE TRANSFER – EMS 412,903.00
ONLINE TRANSFER – FIRE 193,145.00
ONLINE TRANSFER – UTILITIES 50,000.00
ONLINE TRANSFER – CAPITAL PROJECTS 200,000.00
TOTAL ONLINE TRANSFERS 4,106,048.00

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Special Board Meeting held on June 24, 2014 and the Regular Meeting held on August 5, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes with corrections for the Special Board Meeting on June 24, 2014 and the Regular Meeting on August 5, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mr. Knowles introduced Dr. Jason Jones who is the new Medical Director who spoke briefly to the Board.  Dr. Jones works is employed by Shands/UF.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval for FP 02-14:  Croft Land Surveying representing Muriel W. Phillips for a Final Plat of “Friendly Acres”.  A residential subdivision located in Section 20, Township 12S, Range 14E.  Said plat will consist of two (2) ten (10) acre parcels more or less.  Said parcel lies within an “ARR” Agricultural/Rural Residential zoning.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner.  There were none.

 

Atty. Brown administered swearing-in procedures for anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Final Plat to be presented.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of FP 02-14, a Final Plat of “Friendly Acres” for Muriel W. Phillips.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve FP 02-14 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request approval of Change Order #1 to the construction contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval of Change Order #1 to the construction contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa in the amount of $7,844.80.

Jay Nordqvist with GSE Engineering spoke to the Board explaining details of the Change Order.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Change Order #1 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell asked if the project would be completed by the November 30th deadline.

Mr. Nordqvist stated he is confident they would be able to meet the November deadline.

 

 

MIRACLE VISION TABERNACLE

 

Pastor Carl Carnegie

Request to add sidewalk on the East side of Highway 41-27 and along County Road 335 to allow easier and safer access to playground and Voting Precinct.

 

Pastor Carnegie requested Board approval for the Road Department to assist with adding a sidewalk on the East side of Highway 41-27 where County Road 335 begins to the East side of the Playground.  Pastor Carnegie stated the traffic volume seems to have increased making safe passage to and from the school difficult.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated he has filed paperwork with the State for the Safe Routes to School Program back in June, however, this can be a lengthy process.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to allow Mr. Greenlee to advertise for bids for the sidewalk project.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF THE NATURE COAST

 

Sue Littnan, Child Passenger Safety Coordinator requested Board approval to adopt Proclamation 2014-36 recognizing the week of September 14-20, 2014 as Child Passenger Safety Week.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to adopt Proclamation 2014-36 recognizing the week of September 14-20, 2014 as Child Passenger Safety Week.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VETERANS PARADE COMMITTEE

 

Ruth Ruppert, Chair

Update on Levy County Veteran Parade and request financial assistance for decorations and refreshments.

 

Ms. Ruppert gave information on the Levy County Veteran’s Parade to be in Inglis and requested financial assistance with the purchase of some decorations and a banner along with some light refreshments for parade participants.  Ms. Ruppert stated the gates will open at 8:00 A.M. for participants and the parade will begin at 11:00 A.M.

 

Mrs. McQueen with the Visitor’s Bureau offered to purchase a banner which can be used each year for the event and the use of a 10 x 10 tent.

Comm. Meeks stated he will make a private donation for purchase of refreshments.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Update and direction on Request for Proposals for Engineering and Related Services for Utilities.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction regarding the three Proposals received for Engineering and Related Services for Utilities.  The proposals received are as follows:

 

Preble-Rish, Inc.

Jim Stidham & Associates, Inc.

Mittauer & Associates, Inc.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to interview the candidates immediately following the next Regular Board meeting on September 16th.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days requested Board approval for the 2015 County Holidays.  The proposed dates are as follows:

 

New Year’s Day                                 Thursday, January 1, 2015

Martin Luther King Day                     Monday, January 19, 2015

Good Friday                                       Friday, April 3, 2015

Memorial Day                                     Monday, May 25, 2015

Independence Day                              Friday, July 3, 2015

Labor Day                                           Monday, September 7, 2015

Veterans Day                                      Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanksgiving                                       Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2015

Christmas                                            Thursday and Friday, December 24 & 25, 2015

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the 2015 County Holidays as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request approval of recommendation to ratify signature on Addendum #3 to Agreement, between Levy County and GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to ratify signature on Addendum #3 to Agreement, between Levy County and GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify signature on Addendum #3 to Agreement, between Levy County and GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval of Fiscal Year 2013-2014 second and third quarter write-offs.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 second and third quarter write-offs to the Board.  The amounts are as follows:

 

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 2nd Quarter total         $339,511.24

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 3rd Quarter total         $202,378.27

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval of Addendum to the Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Addendum to the Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Addendum to the Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mrs. Cannon asked questions regarding the Tarafa project and the CDBG Program.  Clarification was provided by the Board.

 

Mrs. McQueen provided information about the Smithsonian Institute’s “The Way We Worked” exhibit coming to Cedar Key on the second floor of the Library this weekend.  There will be six (6) weekends of events ending on the weekend of the Seafood Festival.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson announced the Levy County Education Foundation’s Beast Feast will be on October 18th at the Etheridge Cracker House out of Williston.

 

Comm. Meeks congratulated the Chiefland Football team on their win over Bronson this past Friday night.

 

Comm. Bell stated Comm. Joyner is doing well and is expected to return to the Commission meetings soon.

 

 

 

REMINDERS

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone of the following meeting dates:

 

  • Public Hearing September 11, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Levy County Courthouse for a Budget Hearing, adopt Annual Assessments and set Preliminary Millage Rate.

 

  • Public Hearing September 22, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Levy County Courthouse to adopt Final Budget and set Final Millage for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

  • Special Meeting September 30, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at the Levy County Courthouse for Final Expenditures for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year and any other business.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:18 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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