BOCC Regular Meeting – September 21, 2010

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REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 21, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:10 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

102430-102585

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

206,281.09

ROAD

305,416.64

SHIP

47,895.90

LIBRARY

1,242.08

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

6,742.80

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

977.54

TRANSPORTATION

24,172.08

COURT FACILITIES

26.99

PROGRESS ENERGY

17,137.12

EMS

189,688.02

FIRE

2,447.85

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,974.73

UTILITIES

2,765.95

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

DEBT SERVICE

1,000.00

LANDFILL

114,223.17

TOTAL$      924,431.86

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held August 17, 2010.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steve Minnis

A.     Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

 

Mr. Minnis presented a check to the Board for payment in lieu of taxes in the amount of $25,108.88 from the Suwannee River Water Management District.  Mr. Minnis also wanted to let the Board know the Water Management District will have a public meeting on October 12th, at 7:00 P.M. at the City Hall in Fanning Springs regarding the water supply assessment.

Mr. Minnis stated the Bronson north ditch, south ditch and long pond area maps have been revised and submitted to the respective communities.  The date on the maps is September 30th at which time there will be a 90 day appeals and protest period.

 

 

CHILDREN’S TABLE

 

William Brown

A.     RecognizeBronsonHigh Schoolstudent’s community service and present an award.

 

Mr. Brown called the Beauchamp family forward and recognized Tyler Beauchamp for his efforts through his involvement in FFA in planting produce which he provided to the Children’s Table.  Mr. Brown presented Mr. Beauchamp with a plaque and thanked him for his work.

 

B.  Report and plan a county wide food drive and food bank.

 

Mr. Brown informed the Board of plans for a community outreach project and asked Mrs. Barbara Locke from the Levy County Health Department to explain.

Mrs. Locke explained the Health Department will be conducting health screenings, assistance with food stamp and medicaid applications and will also have people with information to help the elderly at various locations within the county in cooperation with the Children’s Table.

Mr. Brown explained how the Levy County Food Bank had been established and stated Comm. Rooks had been elected the Chairperson of this project.

Comm. Rooks spoke about the Levy County Food Bank and recognized people in attendance from within the county involved with the project.  She asked if the communities and businesses would place drop-off boxes to collect canned goods.

The Board decided by consensus to assist Mr. Brown with the efforts of the Children’s Table.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:35

The meeting reconvened at 9:43

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Evan Sullivan

A.     Request approval and signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2011 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant.

 

Major Sullivan requested approval and signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2011 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant.  Major Sullivan explained this is the Edward Byrne Grant in the amount of $75,725.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Certificate of Acceptance as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Major Sullivan explained this grant helps to pay for salaries for the Drug Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Sullivan requested approval for the Board to hear a non-agenda item.

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

 

Major Sullivan requested on behalf of Sheriff Smith approval from the Board to move $38,000 from the contingency money in the Sheriff’s budget to the inmate medical line item.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve moving $38,000 from the Sheriff’s contingency fund to the inmate medical line item.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING OFFICE

 

Mike West

A.     Request Board approval and signature to apply for E-911 Rural County Grant to cover the cost of Evergreen maintenance for a period of one year.

 

B.     Request Board approval and signature on the E-911 Rural County Grant Application to cover the cost of maintenance for our GeoComm software products.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and signature to apply for the E-911 Rural County Grant to cover the cost of Evergreen maintenance for one year and the E-911 Rural County Grant Application to cover the cost of maintenance for their GeoComm software products.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve both E-911 Grants as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Pat O’Neal

A.     Ratification of letter of support and commitment of dues for the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

 

Mr. O’Neal requested a letter of support and commitment of dues in the amount of $2,041 for the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the letter of support and commitment of dues as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Petition No. PP 4-10, Preliminary Plat of “Crane Acres” – TABLED

 

B.     Petition No. FP 4-10, Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres.”

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against the Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres.”

Comm. Bell asked if there were any ex-parte communications by the Board members.  There were none.

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. FP 4-10, Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres” to the Board for approval.  He stated Jason Murphy of Croft Land Surveying was present to represent Jorge Alfonso and Renan Garcia.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the petition as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke

A.     Request approval of the 2010/2011 contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health.

 

Mrs. Locke requested approval of the 2010/2011 contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health and presented a booklet of services for each Commissioner.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.     Proposed Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyfor Guardian ad Litem.

 

B.     Commercial Lease for office space for the Guardian ad Litem program.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the proposed Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyfor Guardian ad Litem and the Commercial Lease for office space with Hudson Properties in Chiefland.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyand the commercial lease as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Resolution 2010-53 requesting an extension of time for performance under a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and construction of an airport security fence at theGeorgeT.LewisAirport.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Resolution 2010-53 requesting an extension of time for performance under a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and construction of an airport security fence at theGeorgeT.LewisAirport.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-53 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Request approval of annual contract for H. Lee Mills, Mills Engineering Company as Consulting Engineer for the County.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the Annual Contract for H. Lee Mills, Mills Engineering Company as Consulting Engineer for the County.  He stated the amount for Principal Engineer has not changed and is $95 per hour.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Annual Contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request to accept the Progress Energy Contract for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 and Fiscal Year 2011/2012.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Johnson for the Board to accept the Progress Energy Contract for fiscal year 2010/2011 and fiscal year 2011/2012.

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the Progress Energy Contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.     Request to approve an application for State Aid.

 

Ms. Brasher thanked Mr. Moody and the Maintenance Department for helping to move the books for the book sale held on Friday and Saturday.  She also thanked Mr. Ivan Chubb for taking all the remaining books to distribute among the Veterans.

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval for an application for State Aid for the Library System.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the application for State Aid as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City ofChiefland.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval for the Interlocal Agreement with the City ofChiefland.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.     Service and Maintenance Contract – 800 MHz Communication Equipment:  Williams Communications, Inc.       – TABLED –

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.  Request permission to seek right-of-way for SW 110 Avenue.         – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.     Request approval of Resolution 2010-50 certifying that the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-50 certifying the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-50 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Foundation’s Wild Beast Feast will be held at Black Prong on October 23rd.  He stated they are seeking different groups and organizations to help cook and serve.  Tickets are $25 each and there will also be a live auction.  The Commissioner’s discussed cooking and/or serving as a group.

 

Comm. Stevens stated there will be a Rodeo this Friday and Saturday at the Horseman’s Park in Williston.  There will be a BBQ dinner available at 5:30 P.M. and the events will start at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Marie Daldine asked the Board if they could do something about the excessive noise from barking dogs in her neighborhood.  She asked if there could be stiffer laws made or current laws enforced more to deal with the noise.

 

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL

 

Matt Weldon, Director

A.     Request approval of contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Weldon approval of the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Bell stated there will be a meeting on September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay final bills for the fiscal year.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:29 A..M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell