BOCC Public Hearing, September 11, 2012

 

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 11, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. 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. Chad Johnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Adopt Annual Assessment Resolutions for fiscal year 2012-2013.

 

A. Resolution 2012-54, Amended and Restated Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services.

 

Heather Encinosa from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson spoke to the Board, reviewing the Initial and Restated Initial Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services which was approved at the July 17th Public Hearing.  Resolution 2012-54, Amended and Restated Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services was presented for Board approval

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services.

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke:

 

For                                           Against

Robert Kerr                            Renate Cannon           David Stone

Jason Kennedy                     Teresa Barron              John Basselli

Nancy Bell                    Gene Stockman

Barney Cannon

 

After all had spoken, Comm. Stevens closed the floor to public comments.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-54, Amended and Restated Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services, which includes the following breakdown of fees:

 

$90.00             Residential Dwelling Unit

$    .27             Per Square Foot for Commercial

$    .04             Per Square Foot for Industrial/Warehouse

$    .30             Per Square Foot for Institutional

$  7.00             Land up to 160 Acres

$    .02             Per Acre over 160

 

Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Joyner votes NO.

 

B. Resolution 2012-55, Amended and Restated Final EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented for Board approval Resolution 2012-55, Amended and Restated Final EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed Final Assessment Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke:

 

For                                           Against

Robert Kerr                             Renate Cannon

Matthew Cribbs

 

After all had spoken, Comm. Stevens closed the floor to public comments.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-55, Amended and Restated Final EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution, which includes the following breakdown of fees:

 

$119.00                       Residential Dwelling Unit

$      .07                       Per Foot, Commercial

$      .19                       Per Foot, Institutional

$      .01                       Per Foot, Industrial/Warehouse

 

Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C. Resolution 2012-56, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented for Board approval Resolution 2012-56, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

John Pierce spoke against the Solid Waste Assessments.

 

After all had spoken, Comm. Stevens closed the floor to public comments.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-56, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D. Resolution 2012-57, Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented for Board Approval Resolution 2012-57, Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

John Pierce spoke against the proposed Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

After all had spoken, Comm. Stevens closed the floor to public comments.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-57, Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:30 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – December 18, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 18, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 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. Chad Johnson

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.  Comm. Johnson 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. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

    110098-110248

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

502,390.17

ROAD

31,597.82

SHIP

45,190.00

NSP

15,007.00

TRANSPORTATION

29,028.57

911

29,866.87

COURT FACILITIES

39.95

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,091.46

EMS

41,161.12

FIRE

6,059.79

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,507.33

UTILITIES

907.10

COMMUNICATION

21,362.58

ADD COURT COSTS

1,850.80

CAPITAL PROJECTS

6,000.00

LANDFILL

77,744.71

TOTAL     $    813,805.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on November 20, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on November 20, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

HEALTH CARE ADVISORY BOARD

 

Presenting information about health in Levy County and some ways that the HCAB may serve the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Swain Strickland spoke to the Board on behalf of the Health Care Advisory Board presenting information about the County’s National Health Care ranking.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell

Request permission to donate broken computers to LARC.

 

Mrs. Asbell advised the Board she had several computers, printers and keyboards which were no longer usable and requested approval to donate them to LARC.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve donation of computers, printers and keyboards no longer usable from the Supervisor of Elections office to LARC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ALFRED KOCH

 

Requesting permission to speak before the Commissioners concerning the Ambulance Service Non-ad Valorem Assessments.

 

Mr. Koch spoke to the Board with regard to his EMS Tax Assessment and questioned why he has received an additional $200 bill with his yearly tax bill.

 

Comm. Stevens responded to Mr. Koch’s questions and explained how the Ambulance Service Non-ad Valorem Assessments were calculated.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

  1. Request to place NE 80th St. on paving list.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to place NE 80th Street on the paving list.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to add NE 80th Street to the paving list.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request adoption of a Resolution 2012-71 to schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. for closure of a dedicated right-of-way of NW 50th Avenue as requested by Petitioners, Edmund T. and Donna D. Parada.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-71 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. for closure of a dedicated right-of-way of NW 50th Avenue as requested by Petitioners, Edmund T. and Donna D. Parada.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to adopt Resolution 2012-71 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Bruce Greenlee requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Andrew Carswell of Mills Engineering presented bid information to the Board for the paving of LCR 464 as follows:

 

Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.                           $   925,395.50

APAC-Southeast, Inc.                                      $1,117,188.20

John C. Hipp Construction Equipment Co.        $   984,614.86

V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.                            $   834,560.00

 

Mr. Burleson presented the Certificate of Qualification for V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. to Mr. Carswell and the Board.

 

Mr. Carswell stated the recommendation of Mills Engineering is to accept the bid from V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. as they were the lowest bidder.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to accept the bid from V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. as presented and authorize the chair to sign.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Cannon spoke to the Board objecting to their decision to approve V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. as the bid was not complete.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval USDA Service Office Lease Amendment #4.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board since the FSA had been relocated from the Ag. building in Bronson to Gilchrist county, the proposed Lease Amendment #4 would be at a reduced amount.  There will now be 1,006 of usable square feet of space in the amount of $16,458.16 at the rate of $1,371.51 per month effective December 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the USDA Service Office Lease Agreement #4 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant Contract.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant Contract.  The Grant has been approved for $64,776 for a new bus and has a 10% match amount of $6,477.60.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUN RAY TAVERN – WILLARD’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

 

Tom Trammell, Sonny Innsbrook

Request to change closing hours from 12:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Trammell requested the Board allow his business to stay open two hours longer than the currently permitted closing time of 12:00 A.M.  He stated he is losing customers to other businesses in the neighboring county which stay open longer.

 

Comm. Stevens stated there is an Ordinance in place which does not allow a business selling alcohol to stay open past 12:00 A.M.  Changing this would require Public Hearings and he is not in favor of doing this.

 

Mr. Trammell requested the Board consider changing the Ordinance.

 

After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to have Atty. Brown research this topic and bring information back to the Board.

 

COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

Presenting three quotes for the purchase of a new truck for Agriculture Agent Anthony Drew.

Mr. Fuller presented the Board with three quotes for the purchase of a truck for Ag. Agent, Anthony Drew.

 

State Contract                                      $17,241           2013 Ford F150 4 x 4

Scoggins Chevrolet                               $21,083.11      2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4 x 4

White Ford                                           $28,555           2013 Ford F140 4 x 4

Chiefland Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep $23,922.50      2012 Dodge Ram 1500

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase for the State Contract amount of $17,241 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Barbara Edmonds, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners

Presenting the Board of County Commissioners with a check representing the value of volunteer hours donated by Nature Coast Master Gardeners to educate citizens in homeowner horticulture.

 

Ms. Edmonds presented a check to the Board in the amount of $38,520, which represents the value of the volunteer hours donated by Nature Coast Master Gardeners to educate citizens in homeowner horticulture.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1.  Request Board approval to lease the Levy County DOC Correctional Facility located on CR 343 at a cost of $300.00 per year.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to lease the Levy County DOC Correctional Facility located on CR 343 in the amount of $300 per year.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the lease with State of Florida DOC for the Correctional Facility located on CR 343 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to put the succession plan in place.

 

Mr. Knowles stated the Department of Safety has created a succession plan in order for the Department to operate in an efficient and orderly fashion in the case of the Director’s unexpected absence.

 

  1. Request approval to give the Assistant to the Director, Alesha Arnold, signature authority in the event of the Director’s absence.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to give Assistant to the Director, Alesha Arnold, signature authority in the event of the Director’s absence.  This item goes with item B.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the succession plan and to give signature authority to Alesha Arnold in the event of the Director’s absence as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to present a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Knowles presented information to the Board concerning repairs to the radio communications building at the Sheriff’s Office.  An Agreement with the construction company has been prepared by Atty. Brown and Mr. Knowles.  At this point there is a signed Agreement in the amount of $14,032.74.  Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Agreement.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Agreement as presented in the amount of $14,032.74.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request a motion to approve recommendation of no changes to Levy County’s current Affordable Housing Incentives.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the recommendation of no changes to Levy County’s current Affordable Housing Incentives.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the recommendation of no changes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of Resolution 2012-69 electing to use the Uniform Method of Collecting Non-ad Valorem Special Assessments for Fire Protection Services and facilities levied within the unincorporated area of the county and the municipal limits of the Town of Yankeetown.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-69 which will include the Town of Yankeetown in the Fire Assessment Program.  Approval of a Resolution is statutorily required as is a Public Hearing.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for against the item stated above.   There were none.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-69 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Dana Sheffield spoke to the Board and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson offered congratulation to representatives to the State Science Fair from area schools.  He also reported of Levy County FFA contest recipients.  Comm. Johnson also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Comm. Joyner wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Comm. Bell informed everyone Seahorse Key will hold an Open House from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on the 22nd.  He also presented skills gap information for the Commissioners review.

 

  1. Provide information and status report on the RESTORE Act (Resources & Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies) of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 and Gulf Consortium.

 

Comm. Bell provided information and a status report on the RESTORE Act of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 and Gulf Consortium.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to waive the bid process and have Mr. Williams come in to give an educational presentation to the Board.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss NW 80th Street position on the road paving list.

 

Comm. Bell spoke to the Board regarding re-prioritizing NW 80th Street which is in his district.  It is not in need of paving at this time, but is on the list.  He asked if the Commissioners would like to move this road down on the list or remove it completely.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to rotate NW 80th Street to bottom of list.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Cannon spoke to the Board stating the rules of placing a road on the paving list and feels it should be removed completely.

 

Comm. Bell wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

Comm. Meeks reported the Wreaths Across America was a success.  Bronson will be hosting Christmas in the Park on Friday, December 21st, beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Youth League Field.  Comm. Meeks reported he and Comm. Joyner attended the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council year end meeting.

 

Mr. Moody reported of the recent North Florida Broadband meeting he had attended and stated it is moving forward.

 

Comm. Stevens asked for nominations for Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the upcoming year.

 

Comm. Meeks made a nomination for Comm. Bell to serve as Chairman for 2013.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell made a nomination for Comm. Johnson to continue as Vice-Chairman for 2013.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

These appointments will take effect at the next meeting.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:13 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – December 4, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 4, 2012

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 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. Chad Johnson

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.  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. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

    109831-110097

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,118,786.01

ROAD

165,646.98

SHIP

18,018.00

NSP

5,462.87

TRANSPORTATION

38,412.74

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

4.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

4,524.15

EMS

141,293.59

FIRE

17,542.62

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,934.52

UTILITIES

463.47

ADD COURT COSTS

550.80

IMPACT FEES – EMS

1,506.41

DEBT SERVICE

7,920.66

LANDFILL

15,002.47

TOTAL     $ 1,554,069.29

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular meeting on November 6, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on November 6, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

Petition No. PP 1-12, Preliminary Plat of “Nishia Village.”

 

Atty Brown swore in those in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition.

Atty. Brown then asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communications with the petitioners.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of Petition No. PP 1-12, Preliminary Plat of “Nishia Village” on behalf of Croft Land Surveying who represents Venetta Anderson.  Mr. Corbitt stated the parcel contains 8.02 acres more or less and will consist of five 1 acre lots.  The zoning designation is “RR-2” Rural Residential and the land use is “LDR” Low Density Residential.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition.  There were none.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Petition No. PP 1-12 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

UNITY FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER

 

Ms. Annie Battles, Ms. Joyce Wilson

Presenting details of grant opportunities to Levy County from the Department of Health & Department of Children and Families.

 

Ms. Wilson spoke to the Board explaining grant opportunities which are available to Levy County from the Department of Health & Department of Children and Families.

 

 

OPPOSITION OF ALAN FANT COMPOST DEVELOPMENT

 

Gary Bennett, Kathy Joe Rindernecht, Cecil Benton, Kelly Morgan, Hal Phillips,

Presenting a petition opposing the ongoing development of Mr. Alan Fant’s dump of horse stall compost.

 

A group of land owners in the Morriston area spoke to the Board requesting action regarding a horse compost development on property owned by Alan Fant.  The following individuals spoke in opposition to the ongoing development:

 

Gary Bennett

Kathy Joe Rindernecht

Cecil Benton

Kelly Morgan

Hal Phillips

Kathy Bennett

 

The above listed landowners stated their reasons for opposing the horse compost on Mr. Fant’s property is:

 

Dramatic increase in flies, especially in warm weather

Hazardous potential to the groundwater source

Decrease in land values

Strong foul smell

Unsightly

Material brought in from out of county

Wear and tear on county roads used to transport material in

Negligible value for crop fertilizer value

 

Mr. Corbitt spoke and Code Enforcement Officer, Ted spoke to the Board and stated Mr. Fant is not in any violation of any Levy County Codes.  He stated he has no authority to enforce any State Laws, and according to DEP, Mr. Fant is exempt from any State Statutes or State Laws which would prevent this type of composting operation.

 

Mr. Fant spoke to the Board, addressing concerns by those which spoke earlier and informing them of his farms cooperation and compliance with inspections which have been done.  He explained the process of how the horse bedding material on his property is turned into usable compost.  Mr. Fant also provided for the Commissioner’s review, information from Levy County Ag. Extension Agent, Anthony Drew supporting the composting of horse bedding material done on his farm.

 

Comm. Stevens stated Mr. Fant’s horse bedding composting operation is not in violation of any County Code and the Board has no authority with regard to State Laws and Regulations.  It was the Board’s position to take no action.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:33 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:47 A.M.

 

 

COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

Request budget increase and approve the purchase of a new truck for the Agricultural Agent.

 

Mr. Fuller requested Board approval for a budget increase for the purchase of a new truck for the Ag. Extension Agent, Anthony Drew.  Mr. Fuller explained Mr. Drew is currently driving a 1991 Ford with 300,000 miles.  It has reached a point where the current repair costs to make the vehicle safe and reliable to drive are much greater than the value of the vehicle once repaired.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve going out for bids on a replacement vehicle for the Ag. Extension Agent.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request to accept the Progress Energy Contract (Amendment No. 6)

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to accept the Progress Energy Contract, Amendment No. 6 which extends the completion date of the Contract from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2014.  The non-matching amounts are:

 

2012-2013                   2013-2014

$125,210                     $118,315

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Progress Energy Contract Amendment No. 6 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Modification #1 to Sub-grant Agreement.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) in the amount of $58,348.  The agreement period is from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 in the amount of $58,348.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the EMPG as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase Radiation Detection Meters.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase 27 handheld Radiation Detection Meters from DEQ Technical Sales, LLC in the amount of $17,366.  This purchase is funded by Progress Energy.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase of Radiation Detection Meters as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Williams Communications, Harris Communications and the State of Florida would like to request Levy County to donate or form a long-term lease for a one acre parcel in the Williston area.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for either a donation or long-term lease on a one acre parcel in the Williston area with Williams Communications, Harris Communications and the State of Florida to erect a tower to enhance the SLERS communication system.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to move forward to work with this project.

 

  1. Request approval to apply for the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant for the following stations:  Fowlers Bluff, Morriston/Montbrook, Rosewood and Yankeetown.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to apply for the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant for Fowlers Bluff, Morriston/Montbrook, Rosewood, and Yankeetown Fire Departments.  This is a 50/50 grant and if awarded, will offset the cost of items already budgeted for the year in these departments.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve application for the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Mike McDonald with Basic Two-Way Radio in Ocala spoke to the Board apologizing for an error in a sales letter sent to the County Commissioners and others in Levy County regarding ICom.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board the next North Florida Broadband meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12th at the Quality Inn in Palatka.  This is the same day as the Legislative Delegation meeting to be held in Courtroom A.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dental Clinic at the Health Department last month and commended those who worked to help make the changes to the building possible.

Central Florida Community College in Chiefland has opened their welding facility and Comm. Johnson invited the other Commissioners to check it out.

FFA Sub-Districts will be on Thursday, December 13th at Bronson First Baptist.

 

Comm. Bell commended the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce for their work on the Chiefland Winter Festival this past Saturday.  Inglis will have their Christmas Festival this Saturday, the 8th and on December 22nd will be an Open House at Seahorse Key from 10: A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Meeks informed everyone on December 15th at 12:00 P.M. at Rosemary Cemetery in Bronson, the Sons of AmVets Post 88 will be holding their wreath laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America.

On December 21st will be holding their annual “Winter in the Park”.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:24 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 6, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 6, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 6, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.  Osborn Barker 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. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

  109530-109703

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,261,936.83

ROAD

176,599.00

SHIP

19,431.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

10,517.11

TRANSPORTATION

10,341.86

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

23.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,729.46

EMS

47,222.34

FIRE

50,910.56

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

4,560.63

UTILITIES

5,200.27

ADD COURT COSTS

3,031.37

DEBT SERVICE

9,000.00

LANDFILL

70,498.61

TOTAL    $ 1,685,002.04

 

 

PRESENTATION TO COMM. DREW

 

Comm. Stevens made a presentation to Comm. Drew in appreciation for her service as a Commissioner.

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate

Request to allow the Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested the Board allow the office of the Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses until a distribution is received in order to have funds in which to operate.  Tax bills are being mailed out today, and funds are expected to be available by the end of the month.  The Tax Collector’s office should be able to reimburse this money back to the Board by the end of the year.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to allow the Levy County Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating Expense as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

 

Jeff Edison

Presenting an update to the Board of County Commissioners regarding Levy County School Board’s pursuit of special facility funding for a new school in Williston and plans as to what to do with the current Williston High School and Middle School Facilities.

 

Mr. Edison spoke to the Board, advising them of the Levy County School Board’s intent to pursue funding assistance from the State for new Middle and High School facilities in Williston.  The existing buildings will be available if the county has a use for them.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Patty Galyean, Executive Assistance

Request approval/signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 21 Grant, through Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Justice Assistance Grant Program, $48,644.00.

 

Sheriff Johnny Smith requested on behalf of Mrs. Galyean Board approval/signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 21 Grant in the amount of $48,644.

 

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Michael Sheffield, Director of Corrections

Review pending Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding inmate visitation system.

 

Major Sheffield reviewed with the Board the pending Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding the Inmate Visitation System.  Atty. Brown stated there are two items to approve, the Licensing Agreement and the Addendum addressing Article 3, Additional Services.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Licensing Agreement with Simplex Grinnell regarding the Inmate Visitation System authorizing the Chairman to sign and the Addendum addressing Article 3 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Barbara Locke thanked the Board for their help with the opening of a Dental Clinic at the Levy County Health Department.  The Clinic will serve children up to the age of 21 and is expected to open to the public in about three weeks.  There will be a Grand Opening on Thursday, November 15th and Mrs. Locke invited all the Commissioners to attend.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in the amount of $50,000 for fiscal year 2012-2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Funding Agreement for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Master Consulting Services Agreement.  This is an agreement between Levy County and Passero Associates, LLC, as a result of the RFP for the George T. Lewis Airport (Cedar Key).

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Master Consulting Services Agreement with Passero Associates, LLC regarding the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Master Consulting Services Agreement with Passero Associates, LLC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request Board direction for suggested dates for Chairman and Vice-Chairman appointments.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction for dates to appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman at the last meeting in December.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jacqueline Martin, Human Resource Manager

Present proposed Memorandum of Agreement with FirstLab to participate in the Florida Department of Transportation and FirstLab, Third party Administrator (TPA), Florida Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services contract RFP-11/12-9004-DC, effective August 22, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody presented on behalf of Mrs. Martin the Memorandum of Agreement with FirstLab to participate in the FDOT and FirstLab, Third party Administrator, Florida Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services contract, effective August 22, 2012.  Mr. Moody explained this will allow the County to piggy-back with FDOT and FirstLab for Statewide Drug & Alcohol Testing Services resulting in a cost savings for the county.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

Request approval for 2013 County Holidays.

 

Mrs. Blackburn presented the proposed 2013 County Holidays listed below to the Board for approval.

 

Holiday                                                Observed

New Year’s Day                                  Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Martin Luther King Day                        Monday, January 21, 2013

Good Friday                                         Friday, March 29, 2013

Memorial Day                                      Monday, May 27, 2013

Independence Day                                Thursday, July 4, 2013

Labor Day                                            Monday, September 2, 2013

Veteran’s Day                                      Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving                                         Thursday, November 28 & Friday November 29, 2013

Christmas                                             Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2013 County Holidays as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval of the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service; required for State Aid to Libraries.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service; required for State Aid to Libraries.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Plan of Service as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue.  Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. is the sole-source provider of this product in the State of Florida.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue from Ten-8 Equipment, Inc. in the amount of $16,960.  These new cylinders will replace the existing outdated cylinders currently in use.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of twenty (20) SCBA cylinders for Levy County Fire Rescue from Ten-8 Equipment, Inc. as presented.   Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.  The Department would also like to request to waive the bid process as this is a unique opportunity to purchase the unit at a significant cost savings.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.  The unit was traded in by Crystal River Fire Department with a trade in value of $35,000.  Ferrara Fire Apparatus has agreed to sell the apparatus to Levy County for the trade in value amount.  This truck will replace a 1972 unit which is obsolete.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of a pumper truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus in the amount of $35,000 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request to place Levy County Road 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to place LCR 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve placing LCR 1024 a/k/a NE 131 Avenue on the paving list.  The motion fails for lack of a second.

 

Yankeetown Mayor, Dawn Clary asked Mr. Greenlee if the Road Department could mow in town before the Seafood Festival.  Mr. Greenlee answered the Road Department has been contacted and will be mowing before the festival.

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Requesting a motion to approve Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval of the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the 2012-2013 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chairman to sign as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of a Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority.  Approval of this Lease Agreement allows a lease of tower space at the Beck Park tower site.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Lease Agreement for Wireless Communications Equipment Facilities with North Florida Broadband Authority as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the Veteran’s Day Parade coming up on the 12th in Williston and asked if the other Commissioners would like to ride together.

 

Comm. Johnson informed the other Commissioners he would be resigning from the North Florida Broadband Authority and requested appointment of a new Commissioner.

The Board agreed to have the alternate Commissioner, Comm. Drew attend in his place for the upcoming meeting on November 14th in Monticello at 11:00 A.M. or Mr. Moody if Comm. Drew cannot attend.

 

Comm. Drew extended her thanks to all those she had worked with as this would be her last meeting serving as Commissioner.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:13 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairman

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 20, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 20, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

 

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:05 A.M.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

SWEARING IN OF ELECTED COMMISSIONERS

 

Judge Browning swore in Comm. Danny Stevens and newly elected Commissioner John Meeks.  Comm. Joyner was sworn in by Judge Glant.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:09 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:14 A.M.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER109704 -109830
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

120,177.18

ROAD

86,790.54

SHIP

45,915.00

NSP

109.41

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

1,887.20

TRANSPORTATION

8,164.59

911

27,922.93

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

20.51

EMS

6,626.64

FIRE

92,862.36

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

2,178.19

CDBG

41.83

UTILITIES

1,751.64

ADD COURT COSTS

1,300.00

DEBT SERVICE

27,500.00

LANDFILL

59,170.88

TOTAL $     482,426.90

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 31, 2012 were presented to the Board for approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 31, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green, Bill Henderson

Presenting Florida Department of Transportation’s Tentative 5-Year Work Program, including new projects proposed to be added to the Work Program.

 

Mr. Green presented information to the Board regarding the Florida Department of Transportation’s Tentative 5-Year Work Program.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report

 

Mr. Pieklik presented the Quarterly Report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council to the Board.

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS – RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

George O’Bier

Request approval of a temporary road closure on December 8th, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. for the Christmas Parade; Highway 40 from Yankeetown Elementary School and North onto Inglis Avenue, ending at Food Ranch parking lot.

 

Mr. O’Bier requested Board approval for a temporary road closure for the Inglis Christmas Parade on December 8th.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the temporary road closure as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

  1. Request a motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Russell S. and Susan M. Meeks, Jr. – PA# 512 and Anetra N. Dexter – PA# 515.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Deferred Payment Loan Agreements for the following:

 

Russell S. and Susan M. Meeks, Jr.      PA# 512

Anetra N. Dexter                                  PA# 515

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreements as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request a motion to approve Resolution 2012-70.
    1. Recommendation of Award,
    2. To waive the $65,000 cost limits,
    3. To waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job before receiving any additional contracts,
    4. To waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than 15% above or below our Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates,
    5. To award contracts for the first 10 prioritized recipients,
    6. Consideration of a motion to conditionally approve the remaining 7 bids on condition that we ensure funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial 10 housing units being presented herein.

 

Jeffrey Winters of Jordan & Associates requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-70 adopting the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation contract documents to be utilized at the pre-construction conferences scheduled for November 28th and 29th.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-70 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters presented Jordan & Associates Recommendation of Award for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Projects providing a Summary Agenda for the Board.  The first ten (10) prioritized recipients are listed below:

 

Gary Southard Construction, LLC

LC-10:  Betty Minton, 6750 NW 75th Place, Chiefland – $26,150

Jeff White Construction, Inc.

LC-05:  Wilma Jean Hammock, 13865 NE 55th Street, Williston – $19,665

LC-07:  Jack & Christine Mileski, 9850 NE 121st Street, Archer – $25,515

 

Johnson & Johnson Roofing, Inc. d/b/a Certified Roofing & Construction

LC-2:  Roberto & Deborah Tarafa, 11811 SE SE 197th Place, Dunnellon – $30,038

LC-03:  Steven Killen, 21070 SE 68th Lane, Morriston – $67,912

LC-04:  Benny & Edith Lamb, 7871 NW 168th Lane, Trenton – $67,912

 

M. J. Johnson Construction, Inc.

LC-08:  J. C. Brown, 20680 NE 40th Place, Williston – $73,700

 

Unison Development, LLC

LC-01:  Victoria & Maggie Jackson, 21271 NE 40th Place, Williston – $72,185

LC-06:  Michael Hart, 13330 NE 9th Street, Williston – $64,948

LC-09:  Ana Febles, 10911 NE SR 24, Archer – $65,088

 

Mr. Winters also requested Board approval to waive the $65,000 cost limits, to waive the requirement for each contractor to satisfactorily complete one job before receiving additional contracts as well as waive the requirement to award contracts for housing units with bids greater than 15% above or below our Housing Rehabilitation Specialist’s estimates.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the above listed items 2 through 6 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters requested the Board consider a motion to conditionally approve the remaining seven (7) bids on the condition of ensuring funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial ten (10) housing units being presented.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to conditionally approve the remaining seven (7) bids on the condition of working closely with county staff ensuring funds are available for any additional units beyond the initial ten (10) housing units being presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Winters requested the Board hear information regarding temporary relocation of the recipients required to move from their homes during construction.

 

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. Winters presented information to the Board regarding the expense of the temporary relocation of those receiving extensive home repairs.  He recommended the Board set a cap on the expense amount allowed of $500 for requiring short-term relocation and $1,000 for recipients required to move out of their homes for 90 days.

 

 

 

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to allow for the expense of temporary relocation of individuals having extensive repairs done to their homes with a cap of $500 and $1,000 as recommended above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Meeks votes NO.

 

After the vote, the following individuals from the audience spoke:  Dana Sheffield and Sallie Collins.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1.  Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of Lindon Lindsey’s re-appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board.  Mr. Lindsey will represent the voting member in the Handicapped Citizen category.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requests Board approval on behalf of the WRPC, the re-appointment Lindon Lindsey to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as the voting member in the Handicapped Citizen category.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Lindon Lindsey to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests approval of Dale French’s appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as an alternate in the Regional Workforce Development Board category.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval on behalf of WRPC, the appointment of Dale French to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as an alternate in the Regional Workforce Development Board category.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the appointment of Dale French to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requests Levy County’s two appointments to the council; current appointments expire on December 12, 2012.  New appointments are eligible to be sworn in at the December 13, 2012 Annual Meeting.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval on behalf of WRPC, Levy County’s two appointments to the council as the current appointments will expire on December 12, 2012.  The two Commissioners which are currently serving are Comm. Stevens and Comm. Bell.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks and Comm. Joyner agree to serve on the WRPC.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval of the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software.  Fire Programs is a web-deployed records management software used by fire departments throughout the county to create, maintain, access, manage and report information related to emergency services.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Service Agreement between Levy County and Ewers Technology, LLC, d/b/a Fire Programs Software as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

  1. Present the quarterly report; identified the progress the Department has made in the fourth quarter.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the fourth quarter report to the Board of the Public Safety Department.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Chiefland Student Government cake auction last night was a success.  There will be another cake auction this evening at Cedar Key.  If anyone would like to purchase a cake, but cannot attend, they can contact either Comm. Johnson or Oz Barker.

Comm. Johnson spoke of Broadband and reported to the Board the next FLOW meeting will be on December 10th in Lake City at 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner read to the Board a thank you letter to the Board and the Road Department from the Radacky family for the resurfacing of a road in the area in which they live.

Comm. Joyner thanked the other Commissioners for helping him through the last year as a new Commissioner.

 

Comm. Meeks expressed his thanks to the citizens of Levy County for electing him as Commissioner and stated he looks forward to serving for the next four years.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke from the audience and welcomed Comm. Meeks as a newly elected Commissioner.

 

Mr. Moody announced the Legislative Delegation meeting will be on December 12th from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in Courtroom A.

 

Jason Kennedy thanked Mr. Knowles and the Public Safety Department for the loan of a spare engine to the Town of Bronson recently.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:56 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Special Meeting – October 31, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Special Meeting – OCTOBER 31, 2012

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 11:06 A.M.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

GARDNYR MICHAEL CAPITAL, INC.

 

Ralph Cellon, Senior Vice President, Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc.

Mark T. Mustain, Esq., Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, PA

  1. Ratify the Standard & Poor’s Rating Services Terms and Conditions Applicable to Public Finance Ratings.

 

  1. Approve Resolution 2012-68.

 

  1. Approve SEC Post-Issuance Compliance Services Pricing Agreement with DAC.

 

Mr. Cellon spoke to the Board explaining savings to the county on estimated expenses and by doing a total refund rather than an optimum for a net savings of $325,000 to $350,000.

Mark Mustain presented the Resolution which authorizes the issuance of the bonds and delegates the Chairman to sign a bond purchase agreement.  As long as this agreement is returned within the time parameters indicated, the county would get the interest rate resulting in the savings as discussed by Mr. Cellon.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to ratify the Standard & Poor’s Rating Services Terms and Conditions Applicable to Public Finance Ratings, approve Resolution 2012-68 and approve the SEC Post-Issuance Compliance Services Pricing Agreement with DAC.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Department of Public Safety is requesting Board approval to authorize Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to complete the waiver documents for the narrowbanding project.  Creating and processing the waiver shall not exceed $6,000.

 

Mr. Knowles explained to the Board he and Atty. Brown had been working on the narrowbanding project with ICom America as well as Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to execute the one-year waiver documentation to the Federal Communications Commission.  In doing so, there are some costs incurred which are not expected to exceed $6,000.  Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the letter from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to execute this agreement and start the process.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the letter from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to execute the waiver documents for the narrowbanding project, not to exceed $6,000.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Resolution 2012-67.  Commissioners requesting assistance from State and Federal Representatives to assist the Oyster Fishing Industry, the affected fisherman, their families and the Levy County Community; providing for notice to the Governor and Legislative Delegations; providing an effective date.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-67, requesting assisting from State and Federal Representatives to assist the Oyster Fishing Industry, the affected fisherman, their families and the Levy County Community.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-67 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Discussion and decision on salary increases or Performance Award Policy for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

 

Att. Brown informed the Board of State regulations concerning the issuance of bonuses to employees.  She stated bonuses would need to be open to all employees and based on work performance.  Each employee would be subject to an evaluation by their supervisor or department head and the end of this evaluation period will be December 7th.  Atty. Brown presented a policy to the Board which was created based on this information.  The bonus policy will have an expiration date.  All employees would qualify for the bonus, therefore a tiered system was presented and is detailed below:

 

Full-Time Employees                $600

Part-Time Employees               $300

On-Call Employees                  $150

 

Each of the Constitutional Officers would be responsible for the distribution of bonuses to their employees and it would have to come from the budgets which had already been set for the year.  It will be possible to have the bonuses included in employees pay after Thanksgiving, but not before due to the required paperwork.

 

Discussion followed as to whether to issue a separate check or include the bonus with a regular payroll check.

 

Mr. Barker spoke to the Board and requested they consider a bonus of $1,000 to all full-time employees rather than the $600 discussed.

 

Ann Moody spoke to the Board informing them of regulations which require 25% of the bonus amount be contributed to Federal Withholding if a separate check is issued.

 

Comm. Joyner proposed the Board consider adding 25% to the $600 bonus amount and issue a separate check to the employees.

 

Comm. Bell explained his reason for proposing the $600 amount.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the bonus policy as presented contingent upon agreement with the Union.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to issue the bonus amount to employees within a single payroll check.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:54 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 16, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 16, 2012

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

109401-109529

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE           688,192.74
ROAD

         122,229.53

SHIP

             7,680.00

NSP

                 10.34

TRANSPORTATION

             4,133.37

COURT FACILITIES

                  75.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                  20.51

EMS

           49,548.57

FIRE

            65,686.40

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

              5,615.51

CDBG

              4,500.00

UTILITIES

              2,117.53

ADD COURT COSTS

              1,850.80

TOTAL      $    991,660.30

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Special Board Meeting held on September 29, 2012 and the Regular Meeting held on October 2, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting held on September 29, 2012 and the Regular Meeting held on October 2, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Ann Shortelle, Ph.D., Executive Director

Presentation of payment in lieu of taxes.

 

Ms. Shortelle gave a State of the Resource and Payment in Lieu of Taxes Presentation.  The amount of the check was $30,401.84.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

Ordinance No. 2012-04, Flood Prevention

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board a second hearing would not be necessary, as previously informed.  A decision could be made at the Public Hearing today.

 

Mr. Corbitt read into record the title of Ordinance No. 2012-04.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Ordinance as presented.

 

Dana Sheffield asked what agency is requiring the changes for this Ordinance?

Mr. Corbitt answered the changes came from the Florida Building Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 

Comm. Stevens then closed the Public Comment portion of the Hearing.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2012-04 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

A.J. Smith

Radio communications issues.

 

Mr. Smith spoke to the Board, introducing Brian Coker, Vice President and Ray Russell.  He spoke regarding the State Law Enforcement System, which Levy County is a part of and the dependability of their radios.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear a non-agenda item regarding the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector.

 

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

 

Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector spoke to the Board informing them of the need to have the Tax Roll out by the first of November.  The Value Adjustment Board Hearings have been altered this year, making them later than usual.  Mrs. Fugate states Chapter 197.323 allows the Tax Collector to come to the Board and ask the Board to “order” the Property Appraiser to certify the tax roll.  Osborn Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser is also in favor of this in order to get the tax roll out.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to have the Property Appraiser send out the tax roll.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1.  Ratification of Union Contract, LIUNA Local 630 for fiscal year 2010/2011.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board ratification of the Union Contract, LIUNA Local 630 for fiscal year 2010/2011.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to ratify the Union Contract, LIUNA Local 630 for fiscal year 2010/2011 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting Board direction on our continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership, membership dues of $2,038.35 (requested by 11/15/2012) and North Florida Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors appointments. (requested by 10/23/2012).

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction regarding continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership.  Current membership dues are $2,038.35, requested by 11/15/12.  Mr. Moody stated Board of Directors appointments are requested by 10/23/12.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to continue with the appointed member, Comm. Bell, until the regular Board meeting on December 4th and appoint new members at this time.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Bell discussed the possibility of giving a “one-time, $600 incentive bonus” to all full-time employees, including those employed by the Constitutional Officers.  The estimated total amount is $311,414 calculated on 386 total employees.

 

Atty. Brown stated she would need to research and return with information to the Board at the November 6th meeting before a vote was made.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1.  Presenting a request from Swain Strickland with the Levy County Health Department suggesting a workshop after the next regular meeting on November 6th, 2012 with this Board and the Health Care Advisory Board.

 

Mrs. Blackburn presented a requested from Swain Strickland regarding scheduling a Workshop after the next regular meeting on November 6th with the Health Care Advisory Board.

 

The Commissioners discussed holding the requested Workshop during the second meeting in November or the first meeting in December, rather than on November 6th, as requested.

 

  1.  Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council is requesting approval of a re-appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantage Local Coordinating Board.  The current voting member is Arthur Maruna from Chiefland.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval to re-appoint Arthur Maruna to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantage Local Coordinating Board.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to re-appoint Arthur Maruna to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantage Local Coordinating Board.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Presenting a Proclamation of the Board of County Commissioners, Levy County, Florida proclaiming November, 2012 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of the Proclamation for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month for November, 2012.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation for November, 2012 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1.  Recommend approval of renewal of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2013.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to renew the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve renewal of the Levy County Service Agreement with the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Recommend Board approve Notice of Intent to Terminate Contract for NSP 3 Administration and Activity Delivery Service with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. and approve letter providing Notice of Intent to Terminate Agreement/Contract.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Notice of Intent to Terminate Contract for NSP 3 Administration and Activity Delivery Service with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. as well as a letter providing Notice of Intent to Terminate Agreement/Contract.  Ms. Neely explained Levy County has worked with the State of Florida and the Levy/Gilchrist/Suwannee County Housing Authority to successfully execute a Subrecipient Agreement with the Housing Authority to assist with the administration of the NSP 3 Program for Levy County.  A County contract with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. is no longer needed at this time.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Notice of Intent to Terminate Contract for NSP 3 Administration and Activity Delivery Service with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. as well as a letter providing Notice of Intent to Terminate Agreement/Contract.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1.  Department of Public Safety is requesting Board approval to piggyback off of the Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment Agreement with Bennett Fire Products.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to piggyback off of the Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment Agreement with Bennett Fire Products.  Approval of this would allow Levy County to make purchases from Bennett Fire Products at a reduced rate.  (See item C for approval)

 

  1.  Department is requesting the Board to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to provide Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the citizens of Levy County.

 

Mr. Knowles requested the Board issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to provide Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the citizens of Levy County.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Department is requesting Board approval to piggyback off of Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment agreement with Municipal Equipment Company.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to piggyback off of the Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment Agreement with Municipal Equipment Company.  Approval of this would allow Levy County to make purchases Municipal Equipment Company at a reduced rate.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Public Safety Department piggybacking off of the Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment Agreement with Bennett Fire Products and Bennett Fire Products with a cap of $40,000 each.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request Board approve the renewal of Levy County’s Service agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2013.

 

Rod Hastings requested on behalf of Mr. Jerrels Board approval to renew the Service Agreement between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2013.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the renewal of the Service Agreement between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Hastings stated the Solid Waste Department would like to purchase tires for a loader at the Transfer Station by using funds from the Small County Grant.  He estimated the bids will run around $28,000 for the four tires.  Mr. Hastings also stated the Solid Waste Department is in need of purchasing a vehicle lift for the shop and requested approval from the Board to obtain bids for these items.

 

The Board agreed to allow the Solid Waste Department request bids for the items stated and bring them back for approval.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Request to increase for funds amount for the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund Application.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval for an increase in the amount requested for the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund Application.  The increased amount is now $433,400.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request to increase the amount requested for the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund Application to the total amount of $433,400 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1.  Approve agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. (“NGN”), to provide legal services to challenge contested Medicaid Billings on contingency plus cost basis; and

 

  1.  Authorize County Attorney to initiate and pursue Department of Administrative Hearings (“DOAH”) actions on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners on contested Medicaid billings if the total amount for the billings to be contested in any one action is less than $5,000, either through outside counsel or through Office of County Attorney resources.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board Approval of the Agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. to represent the Board on a contingency basis (30% of amounts recovered plus costs) for at least the first two administrative challenges of Medicaid billings to DOAH and to authorize the County Attorney to file separate administrative actions with DOAH or any given month where the amount in dispute is less than $5,000, either through the use of NGN’s services or through the Office of the County Attorney.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement with “NGN” and to authorize Atty. Brown to file administrative actions with “DOAH” as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner announced the Veterans Day Parade will be on November 12th at 11:00 and asked if any of the Commissioners would like to ride together.

Comm. Joyner also announced there will be a Fall Festival at the Morriston Baptist Church on November 20th.

 

Comm. Drew announced the Yankeetown Seafood Festival will be on November 17th and 18th.

 

Comm. Bell announced the Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be this weekend, October 20th & 21st.  The LARC Ride to Provide event is also this Saturday.

The Haven Hospice event this past weekend was a success and Comm. Bell thanked all who attended.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:44 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 2, 2012

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REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 2, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Meeting to order at 9:09 A.M.  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. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

109372-109400

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,330,160.52

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

274.62

911

14,000.00

FIRE

58.13

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,650.00

UTILITIES

954.51

COMMUNICATION

3,000.00

TOTAL  $ 1,350,097.78

 

 

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

 

Doug Darling

            Presentation on RESTORE Act (Resources & ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies) of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012.

 

Mr. Darling gave a presentation to the Board regarding the RESTORE Act.  Under the RESTORE Act 80% of all the fines and penalties paid by BP as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil spill, will go into the Restoration Trust Fund to be distributed.  Of these funds, 30% will be designated for the Gulf Consortium for Florida.  Levy County could also be eligible to receive Federal funds, which is controlled by the Federal Council. Mr. Darling asked the Board to consider signing an Interlocal Agreement and a Resolution approving the Interlocal Agreement which admits the County as a member of the Gulf Consortium.  Being a part of the Consortium of the Gulf Coast States gives Levy County a vote on the State money available to Florida. Levy County’s portion of the transition budget is $640, if the Board decides to join the Consortium.  A member of the Board would need to be appointed as the voting member from Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-64, approving the form of the Interlocal Agreement admitting the county as a member of the Gulf Consortium as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell as the voting member and Mr. Moody as the alternate from Levy County to serve on the Consortium. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Darling informed the Board there is a meeting tentatively scheduled in Tallahassee on October 22nd.

 

 

SHIP

 

Jeffrey Winter, Jordan & Associates

            Request to approve Jordan & Associates Final Prioritized Applicant List, Final Contractor List and recommendation of award for Lead-Base Paint Services.

 

Mr. Winter presented to the Board the Final Prioritized Applicant List and stated 17 of the applicants have met all eligibility criteria.  The applicants are as follows:

 

            Victoria & Maggie Jackson, Williston                Ana Febles, Archer

            Roberto & Deborah Tarafa, Dunnellon              Betty Minton, Chiefland

            Steven Killen, Morriston                                               Queen & Henry Thomas

            Benny & Edith Lamb                                                    Betty Wolfe & Barbara Flores, Bronson

            Wilma Jean Hammock                                      Catherine Brown, Williston

            Michael Hart                                                                Blucher & Tiffany Smith

            Jack & Christine Mileski, Archer                                  John & Charlotte Kearney, Williston

            J.C. Brown, Williston                                                    Daisy Boyd & Rita Gillespie

                                                                                                Rowland Brock, Jr. & June Smith, Morriston

 

The following (12) twelve contractors have submitted an application and are being presented to the County Commission for approval:

 

            D.J. Daube Construction & Development, LLC            K & C Homes, LLC

            Donle Enterprises, Inc.                                      Lindsey Custom Builders, Inc.

            Duncan’s Frame & Trim, Inc.                                       M.J. Johnson Construction, Inc.

            Gary Southard Construction, LLC                                Mike Discher Construction, LLC

            Jeff White Construction, Inc.                                         Unison Development, LLC

            Jerry Orenchak General Contractors, Inc.

            Johnson & Johnson Roofing, Inc. d/b/a Certified Roofing & Construction

Mr. Winter requested conditional Board approval of the above listed Homeowner Applicants and Contractors.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to conditionally approve the list of Homeowner Applicants and Contractors as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

As a requirement for all pre-1978 units receiving CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Assistance, the County must conduct lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments.  Mr. Winter presented (5) firms providing lead-based paint specialist services which responded to their request for quotes:

 

            Aerostar SES, LLC                                          $4,200

            AGC Environmental Consulting, Inc.                 $1,075

            Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc.          $   590

            Lead Paint Solutions, LLC                                $   705

            Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.                            $775 – $1,250

 

Mr. Winter stated is the recommendation of Jordan & Associates to award the CDBG lead-based paint specialist service bid to Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the CDBG lead-based paint specialist services to Associated Consulting Professionals, Inc. on the condition for Jordan & Associates to work with Atty. Brown to develop an agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen, Director

            Requesting approval to make application to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement through the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund to promote tourism through advertising.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to present a Non-Agenda Item.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to hear a Non-Agenda Item.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement.  The application deadline is October 5th Mrs. McQueen stated she would like to make the request for Levy County in the amount of $100,000.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request to seek advertising funds through BP’s Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Class Action Settlement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

            Ms. Conley requested Board approval to present a Non-Agenda Item.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to hear a Non-Agenda Item.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to file for a 50/50 JPA Grant in which the funds have been awarded.  The funding is to be used for operational purposes; trips and fuel.  The amount of the grant is $332,270 and the county’s portion is $166,135.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve filing of the JPA Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-64, approving the form of the Interlocal Agreement that  admits the County as a member of the Gulf Consortium; authorizing the Gulf Consortium to act on the County’s behalf in the implementation of the RESTORE ACT in accordance with the Interlocal Agreement; authorizing execution of the Interlocal Agreement and providing an effective date.

 

  1. Request approval of the Interlocal Agreement relating to establishment of the Gulf Consortium.

 

The items listed above are addressed under the “Florida Association of Counties” Agenda item.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1. Invitation to Levy County residents from Senator Marco Rubio to meet local staff and find out the services Senator Rubio’s Office offers; Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Williston Public Library 10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. and Bronson Public Library 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

 

Mrs. Blackburn stated information to the Board of upcoming dates for Levy County residents to learn of the services provided by Senator Rubio’s Office.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-65, approving a 5th Amendment to the Agreement and Declaration of Trust as a member of the Florida Association of Counties Trust.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-65.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-65 as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

 

A.J. Smith

            Radio communications issues. – TABLED –

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for Hazards Analysis.

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC for Hazards Analysis in the amount of $1,384.  The Agreement period runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  This is non-matching and funded by the EMPA/EMPG grant funds.  The Agreement identifies and monitors facilities in Levy County which store large quantities of hazardous materials.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for Technical Assistance of the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan (LMS) and the County Wide Fire Protection Plan (CWPP).

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC for Technical Assistance of the Local Mitigation Strategy Plan and the County Wide Fire Protection Plan in the amount of $10,500.  The Agreement period runs from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the WRPC as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1.  Request approval from the Board to apply for the annual grant from the state for the improvement and expansion of EMS.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to apply for the annual grant from the State for improvement and expansion of EMS by approval of Resolution 2012-63.  The amount of the grant this year is $5,746.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the grant application from the State and Resolution 2012-63 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1.  Request approval from the Board to allocate $75,000 toward the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to allocate $75,000 toward the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse building upon completion of the merger.   Mr. Knowles stated in working with the Town of Inglis on the merger, they had asked if the county would be opposed to moving the EMS Station to a more central location closer to Inglis.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve allocating $75,000 to the construction/addition to the Inglis Firehouse building as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

            Request approval of Resolution 2012-52 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 2012-52 which is required to certify the County meets the criteria for reduction of DEP and Water Management District permit processing fees.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-52 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Comm. Stevens read aloud a letter submitted by Ms. Robbie Blake thanking the Board and the Road Department for the recent road paving in Lake Johnson Estates.

 

 

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

 

Rusty Skinner

  1. Request approval for Amended Interlocal Agreement creating the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Consortium.

 

  1. Request approval of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc. and the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Consortium.

 

  1. Request approval of the Fourteenth Amended and Restated Agreement to establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board.

 

Comm. Bell, the liaison for the Board, spoke on behalf of Mr. Skinner and requested Atty. Brown assist in explaining why the changes were necessary with regard to the above listed items.

 

Atty. Brown explained the three items above have been updated to reflect current language and references, as well as to clarify certain points without any changes of substance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Amended Interlocal Agreement, the Memorandum of Agreement and the Fourteenth Amended and Restated Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked all who attended the Levy County Beast Feast and thanked the Commissioners for their help.

November 6th is the Soil and Water Conservations Tri-County Ag. Venture.  They will be hosting students to come out for a hands-on experience of local agricultural entities.  They are seeking sponsors, so anyone interested can contact Comm. Johnson or Dana Langford, the Educational Director at the Soil and Water Conservation office.

 

Comm. Drew stated the Yankeetown Seafood Festival will be on November 17th & 18th and any non-profit organizations looking for a booth space can contact her for information. 

 

Comm. Bell stated the Ag. Venture was also looking for donations for the Ag. Venture. 

The LARC Ride to Provide is coming up on October 20th

The Cedar Key Seafood Festival is on October 20th & 21st and he invited everyone to attend both events. 

The Fall at the Prairie benefit for Haven Hospice is on October 13th at the Whitehurst Lodge.

Comm. Bell let everyone know the 2013 Relay For Life event will be April 27th.  The event will run from noon on Saturday until 6:00 A.M. Sunday morning. 

Comm. Bell also thanked the Road Department for their quick response for signs being placed in an area where an accident had occurred in the Fanning Springs area.

 

Comm. Joyner commended the Road Department for their quick response for road repair as a result of an incident which occurred over the weekend.  

Comm. Joyner asked Mr. Moody and Atty. Brown could check into the time frame of when the material is dumped and when it can be spread in the Benton area.

Mr. Moody answered he would look into this.

Comm. Stevens had concerns of enforcing any rules or regulations the Board may put in place.

Comm. Joyner stated there is an event coming up October 27th at the Morriston Baptist Church to cook for the community.  Assistance with the preparation of food is welcome.

 

 

ZONING

 

Atty. Brown stated there is a Flood Ordinance which will need to come before the Board and it must be done in two meetings.  One of the meetings will need to be after 5:01 P.M. unless the Board decides to hear the information during a regular scheduled meeting.  The other can be during the regular meeting on November 6th.

 

Mr. Corbitt stated the changes in the Ordinance are mandated by the State of Florida Building Code. 

 

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

 

After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to hold the 1st meeting during the regular meeting scheduled on October 16th.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:35 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Special Meeting – September 28, 2012

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SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 28, 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. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the Special Meeting to order at 9:09 A.M.

 

 

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

 109232-109371

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

  112,388.27

ROAD

73,134.98

SHIP

37,306.95

NSP

6,147.50

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

1,545.15

TRANSPORTATION

67,169.90

PROGRESS ENERGY

25,495.66

EMS

110,245.04

FIRE

27,841.96

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

7,155.55

CDBG

47.50

UTILITIES

8,173.55

DRUG TASK FORCE

795.00

ADD COURT COSTS

1,275.00

LANDFILL

59,062.05

TOTAL   $    537,784.06
  
ONLINE TRANSFER – EMS

124,348.00

ONLINE TRANSFER – FIRE

235,808.00

TOTAL ONLINE TRANSFERS

360,156.00

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

            Recommend approval to waive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) basic contractor qualifications under Chapter XIV, Section B(3)C of Exhibit I of the Housing Assistance Plan, “A certificate evidencing auto insurance including bodily injury in the amount not less than $1,000,000 per accident and in the aggregate.”

 

 

Ms. Neely stated there is a contractor requirement which appears to be excessive.  The requirement states “a certificate evidencing auto insurance including bodily injury in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per accident and in the aggregate” is included in the contractors’ application as required by the County Housing Assistance Plan.  Ms. Neely requested the Board waive this requirement as this is a hindrance to get contractors to bid.

 

Discussion followed by the Commissioners to follow the State minimum requirements for auto insurance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to waive this requirement for this bid procedure.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:13 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

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

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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