BOCC Regular Meeting – September 4, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

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 9:07 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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

108981-109081

FUND

       AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,178,233.63

ROAD

124,040.20

TRANSPORTATION

2,138.92

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

16.00

EMS

9,229.65

FIRE

18,087.23

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

446.35

UTILITIES

2,455.38

ADD COURT COSTS

1,300.00

DEBT SERVICE

1,000.00

LANDFILL

21,943.83

TOTAL  $  1,372,891.19

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held August 21, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting held August 21, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held July 17, 2012 and the Budget Workshop held July 31, 2012 with corrections as previously approved were presented for review.

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Proposed 2012-13 Budget

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the proposed 2012-13 budget for the Nature Coast Business Development Council.  Included in the proposed budget is a two year car lease in the amount of $4,800.  The total budget amount is $55,769.25.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the budget for the Nature Coast Business Development Council as presented, including the two year vehicle lease.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1.  Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of Renate M. Cannon’s re-appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to re-appoint Renate M. Cannon to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board for a three year term.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to re-appoint Renate M. Cannon to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.   Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of the appointment of Amy Burton to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board; replacing Tom Porter.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to appoint Amy Burton to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board for a three year term; replacing Tom Porter.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Amy Burton to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Presenting Recapitulation for Board Signatures.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Recapitulation Report.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Recapitulation Report as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Presenting request from Levy County Fair Association for the donation of decommissioned buildings formerly used by the Supervisor of Elections office.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the donation of two decommissioned buildings formerly used by the Supervisor of Elections office to the Levy County Fair Association.  The two buildings available are the voting precinct buildings for Judson and Raleigh.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to donate one of the buildings to the Levy County Fair Association and offer the other to a local organization.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request to ratify the decision to give permission to the Property Appraiser to correct the scrivener’s error in the date for the hearings on the tentative budget and tentative millage contained in the TRIM notices by advertising the corrected information in the Gainesville Sun; September 6, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board ratification of the decision to give the Property Appraiser permission to correct a scrivener’s error in the date for tentative budget hearings and tentative millage contained in the TRIM notices by advertising corrected information in the Gainesville Sun.  The meeting date was printed as September 16, 2012 and has been re-advertised for the correct date of September 6, 2012.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify the decision to give the Property Appraiser permission to correct the tentative budget and tentative hearings dates as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request approval of the recommended quote to update the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and authorize the Director to fund the project through the P.O. process.

 

Mr. Johnson presented three quotes received for updating the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan to the Board as follows:

 

DSI (Disasters, Strategies & Ideas Group, LLC)                       $  4,500

Blue Skies Professional Services                                               $  7,450

Emergency Response Educators and Consultants, Inc.   $16,125

 

Mr. Johnson stated the purchase will be made using State and Federal EMPA and EMPG Grant funds and recommended approval of DSI.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the quote from DSI for $4,500 as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

  1.  Request approval for “State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement.”

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the “State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement.”

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the “State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement” as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request approval of the Inter-local Agreement between the City of Chiefland and Levy County.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Inter-local Agreement between the City of Chiefland and Levy County.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Inter-local Agreement between the City of Chiefland and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1.  Request approval to purchase dual temperature cabinets for transport units.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase dual temperature cabinets for the transport units to hold drugs which are required to be kept at different temperatures.  The one quote received is from Mermaid Manufacturing as they are currently the only manufacturer of these dual temperature units.  The price quote for the 10 cabinets needed is $24,950.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of 10 dual temperature cabinets for transport units from Mermaid Manufacturing as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  Request authorization to purchase 200 “D” oxygen cylinders and establish a refill station for them.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase 200 “D” oxygen cylinders from Airgas at a cost of $6,786.  Currently, the Department of Public Safety rents oxygen tanks from Airgas.  There will be a significant cost savings to own the tanks and fill them in-house.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of 200 “D” oxygen cylinders from Airgas in the amount of $6,786 and establish a refill station for them as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request approval to execute a loan agreement with Streit’s Motorsports for two (2) 2013 Kawasaki Mules.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to execute a loan agreement with Streit’s Motorsports for (2) 2013 Kawasaki Mules.  Kawasaki sponsors a Utility Vehicle loaner program for Public Safety organizations to use in large events and gatherings for maneuvering in crowded areas where conventional EMS transport units are unable to make access.  The Department of Public Safety is required to carry insurance and provide scheduled maintenance as part of the agreement.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the execution of a loan agreement with Streit’s Motorsports as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request Board direction to proceed with the narrowband compliance initiative.

 

Mr. Knowles reported to the Board on January 1, 2013, Levy County must begin operating with reduced RF bandwidth on its FCC assigned frequencies as part of the FCC’s National Narrow Banding initiative.  Failure to comply could result in a $16,000 a day fine.  He requested Board approval to proceed with the narrowband compliance initiative, waive bid procedures, and authorize himself, Mr. Moody and Atty. Brown to negotiate an agreement with ICom America, Inc., provider of the narrowband services and equipment.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve proceeding with the narrowband compliance initiative, waive bid procedures, and authorize Mr. Knowles, Mr. Moody and Atty. Brown to negotiate an agreement with ICom America, Inc., provider of the narrowband services and equipment.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent.

  1.  Request approval of Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit, Centurylink-FL.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Blanket Utility for New Buried Service with Centurylink-Florida as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request approval of the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Cedar Key and Levy County for Debris Management.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Cedar Key and Levy County for debris management.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Cedar Key and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Presenting quotes to repair positrac on #274 (skid steer).

 

Mr. Greenlee presented the following quotes to repair the positrac on #274 (skid steer):

 

Ring Power                              $  8,731.92

Florida Track & Power            $  9,060.00

Heavyquip.                               $10,136.00

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to use Ring Power to make this repair using next year’s budget.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request to repair the positrac on #274 (skid steer) using the quote from Ring Power.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request permission to repair motor grader #80.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to repair motor grader #80 replacing the motor and presented a quote from Highland Tractor Company in the amount of $13,080.73.  The grader is a John Deere and a John Deere engine replacement is preferred.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request to repair motor grader #80 replacing the motor using Highland Tractor Company.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp

S.C. Service and Pioneer Credit presentation to Clerk.

 

Mr. Shipp introduced LeeAnn Klinger from S.C. Services and Pioneer Credit in Lake City, a Collection Agency working to recover outstanding court costs, fines and fees from defendants due to the Clerk of Court.  Ms. Klinger presented a check for year-to-date collections in the amount of $159,384.88.  Mr. Shipp explained the Clerk then distributes the fees to the appropriate municipalities, State agencies and to the Board, depending on the type of fee collected.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Consider settlement of litigation relating to HB 5301 for Medicaid payment.

 

Atty. Brown presented information to the Board and requested they consider settlement of litigation relating to HB 5301 for Medicaid payment.  The Options are to be a Settlement County, an Abatement County or to go out on our own.  The “Abatement”option would hold the litigation in abeyance, not prosecuting or pursuing any Motions or Hearings to decide the litigation until the end of the year.

 

The Commissioners agreed to take no action, the Abatement option.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:30 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:51 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone of the upcoming Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast on Saturday, September 29th at Black Prong.  The Suwannee River Fair fat steer weigh-in is also on the morning of September 29th.  Comm. Johnson stated he had been appointed to the Legislative Committee of the FLOW Board (Florida Leaders Organized for Water).  The Board met last Wednesday in Lake City and will meet again on September 10th and he will give a report afterwards to the other Commissioners.  Broadband is still moving forward with a great amount of assistance from SVIC.  The Williston tower is about two weeks away from completion.

 

Comm. Drew mentioned the Seafood Festival coming up for information to Mr. Knowles if he was interested in setting up a booth for the Department of Public Safety.

 

Comm. Bell let everyone know next Tuesday is the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Industry Appreciation luncheon.  Also, the Florida Greenways and Trails will be putting together their 5 year plan for their Goals, Strategies and Objectives for 2013-2017.  If anyone is interested, they will be holding an open workshop soon.

 

Comm. Joyner let everyone know there will be a Haven Hospice event, “Fall on the Prairie” October 13th at the Whitehurst Lodge.

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AS GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT TO THE GEORGE T. LEWIS (CEDAR KEY) AIRPORT

 

Presentations were made by the following engineering consultants regarding the George T. Lewis (Cedar Key) Airport:

 

Todd Zimmerman with Amherst Consulting from Orlando

Lee Lewis and Tim Shay with Avcon, Inc. from Orlando

Don Ramdass with Passero Associates, LLC from Jacksonville

Steven Henriquez and Bill Prange with URS Corporation from Lake City and Tampa

 

The Commissioners discussed the ranking of the Engineering Consultants upon completion of their presentations.  The results were:

 

  1. Passero Associates, LLC
  2. Avcon, Inc.
  3. URS Corporation
  4. Amherst Consulting

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Passero Associates, LLC as engineering consultant for the George T. Lewis (Cedar Key) Airport.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1: 06 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                                 Chairman, Danny Stevens