BOCC Public Hearing – September 17, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 17, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. 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 Public Hearing to order at 6:07 PM.

 

Set Millage

 

Sheila Rees stated the millage rate currently adopted is 8.5759, which is the rolled back rate reflecting a 0% increase from the previous year.  The millage rate for fiscal year 2012-2013 can be adopted by approving Resolution 2012-61 at the rate the Board sets.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed millage rate.

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke and requested the Board lower the millage rate:

 

Renate Cannon

Dana Sheffield

Barney Cannon

 

Comm. Stevens then closed the floor to public comments and asked for discussion among the Commissioners.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to set the millage rate for fiscal year 2012-2013 at 8.01.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 7:00 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 7:26 P.M.

 

 

 

Mrs. Rees stated to the Board the adopted millage rate of 8.01 is 6.60% less than the rolled back rate.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-61 approving the millage rate for fiscal year 2012-2013 at 8.0100 for the General Fund which is 6.60% below the rolled back rate.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Adopt Budget for fiscal year 2012-2013

 

Mrs. Rees spoke to the Board stating the tentative budget amount approved was $62,351,856.  With all calculations, including the reduction of the millage rate, the total budget will be $1,116,073 less than the tentative budget amount.  The budget amount, calculated at the new millage rate will be $61,235,783, if adopted.

 

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-62 adopting the budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 at $61,235,783.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:32 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Public Hearing – September 6, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 6, 2012 at 6:00 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.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 6:03 PM.  Comm. Stevens gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Adopt Tentative Millage and Resolution for fiscal year 2012-2013

 

Mrs. Rees stated the budget before the Commissioners was calculated using the rolled back rate of 8.5759 and can be approved by Resolution 2012-58.

 

Comm. Stevens opened the hearing to public comments.

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke against any increase in the millage rate:

 

Barney Cannon

Renate Cannon

Sam Barrett

Jack Schofield

 

After everyone from the audience wishing to speak had done so, Comm. Stevens closed the public comment portion of the hearing.  Discussion followed among the Commissioners.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-58 as presented setting the tentative millage rate at 8.5759.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

Adopt Tentative Budget and Resolution for fiscal year 2012-2013

 

Mrs. Rees stated the total budget presented to the Commissioner including all grants is $62,351,856 and can be approved by Resolution 2012-59.

 

Comm. Stevens opened the hearing to public comments.

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke in favor of the Board lowering the budget in order to prevent tax increases:

 

Barney Cannon

Debra Pemberton

Sam Barrett

Jack Schofield

 

Dana Sheffield stated he supports the efforts of the Commissioners.

Teresa Barron questioned the cost of the video visitation system and narrow banding.

After everyone from the audience wishing to speak had done so, Comm. Stevens closed the public comment portion of the hearing.  Discussion followed among the Commissioners.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-59 as presented setting the tentative budget for fiscal year 2012-2013.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:57 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 4, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

 

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

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:07 AM.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

108981-109081

FUND

       AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,178,233.63

ROAD

124,040.20

TRANSPORTATION

2,138.92

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

16.00

EMS

9,229.65

FIRE

18,087.23

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

446.35

UTILITIES

2,455.38

ADD COURT COSTS

1,300.00

DEBT SERVICE

1,000.00

LANDFILL

21,943.83

TOTAL  $  1,372,891.19

 

 

MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

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

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Proposed 2012-13 Budget

 

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

 

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

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1.  Presenting Recapitulation for Board Signatures.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Recapitulation Report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

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

 

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

 

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

Blue Skies Professional Services                                               $  7,450

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ring Power                              $  8,731.92

Florida Track & Power            $  9,060.00

Heavyquip.                               $10,136.00

 

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

 

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

 

  1.  Request permission to repair motor grader #80.

 

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

 

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

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp

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

 

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

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

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

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting recessed at 10:30 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:51 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Todd Zimmerman with Amherst Consulting from Orlando

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

Don Ramdass with Passero Associates, LLC from Jacksonville

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 21, 2012

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 21, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.  Bruce Greenlee 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

108847-08980

FUND

     AMOUNT

 

 

GENERAL REVENUE         75,472.24
ROAD

       64,233.26

SHIP

         8,050.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

              78.63

TRANSPORTATION

       26,935.75

COURT FACILITIES

              19.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

         1,739.60

EMS

       43,350.84

FIRE

       66,826.07

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            567.63

UTILITIES

            176.78

ADD COURT COSTS

            550.80

LANDFILL

       77,472.54

TOTAL       $1,035,152.24

 

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes were presented to the Board for approval:

 

Regular Meeting on July 17, 2012                                             Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012

Budget Workshop on July 31, 2012

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes from the Board meetings as follows:

 

Regular Meeting on July 17, 2012, with changes                        Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012

Budget Workshop on July 31, 2012, with changes

Regular Meeting on August 7, 2012

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Open bids for yearly items.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented bid tabulations for the Board and stated the following vendors were recommended for the purchase of yearly items for the Road Department for fiscal year 2012-2013:

 

Bid Item                                   Vendor

Motor Oil                                   Lewis Oil

Porta-potty                               Jones Plumbing

Sign Materials                         Ro-Cal, Universal, Vulcan

Striping                                     RoadScape ofNorth Florida

Emulsion Prime-Tar              Blackleg Emulsions

Culvert                                       Metal Culverts

Safety Products                       Safety Products, Inc., Safety Zone Specialists

Sod                                            Shearer Quality Sod

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the bids for yearly items for the Road Department as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-50, authorizing the execution of a construction and maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for bridge replacement on CR 326 at theWaccasassaRiver.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-50, authorizing the execution of a construction and maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for bridge replacement on CR 326 at theWaccasassaRiver.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-50 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

IVAN CHUBB

 

RequestCountyAttorneyto look at creating connection for Veterans organizations access.

 

Mr. Chubb requested the Board have theCountyAttorneyhelp find a way to slow down out of county organizations from using Vets names or Vets organizations to solicit money.

 

Mr. Lowyns spoke to the Board and stated the problem is not just isolated toLevyCounty, and is working with officials on the State and National level to find a solution.  He stated Atty. Brown’s assistance may be needed in determining how to go about enforcement here inLevyCounty.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp

  1. Request approval for the Renewal of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. andLevy County.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval for the Renewal of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. andLevyCountyfor one year from 10/01/2012 to 09/30/2012 in the amount of $1,712.48 per month.  The split betweenLevyCountyand Gilchrist is 74/26.  This amount is based upon case load for each county.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Renewal of Lease Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Suggestion for Board to select VAB Homestead Representative for 2012.

 

Mr. Shipp suggested the Board select a VAB Homestead Representative for 2012.  A letter had been received from Skipper Henderson expressing an interest in serving on this Board.  Mr. Chubb has been serving and is still willing to do so.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Skipper Henderson as the VAB Homestead Representative for 2012.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval for an Amendment to the PRIA contract (Brown & Brown).

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for an Amendment to the PRIA contract.  This amendment will limit Brown & Brown to Dental and Vision Insurance only.  In consideration of recent developments concerning Health Coverage, the Board will remain with Public Risk Management pool.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment to the PRIA contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-51, rescinding Resolution 2012-40, withdrawing from Public Risk Management-Health Trust.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-51, rescinding Resolution 2012-40, withdrawing from Public Risk Management-Health Trust.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-51 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1. Request a Motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to approve a one year re-appointment of Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as the Levy County Representative.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested the Board re-appoint Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as the Levy County Representative.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Curt Bromund to the WellFlorida Council Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request re-appointment of Lenore Jones as a “Public Representative” to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFAA), Inc. Board of Directors.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested the Board re-appoint Lenore Jones as a “Public Representative” to the Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFAA), Inc. Board of Directors.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to re-appoint Lenore Jones as a “Public Representative” to the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Blackburn stated she had been contacted by David Pieklik requesting the Board fill a vacancy on the Board for the Nature Coast Business Development Council formerly held by Carol McQueen.  According to the e-mail received from Mr. Pieklik, Dick Streeter has agreed to serve and is currently the President of theWithlacoocheearea Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Inglis Planning Commission, and has an extensive background in economic development and a passion for business growth and planning.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Dick Streeter to the NCBDC Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval of the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolfor transportation for current school year beginning August 20, 2012.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolfor transportation for the current school year beginning August 20, 2012.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Service Agreement forNatureCoastMiddle Schoolas requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Creekside Christian School Agreement for transportation for current school year beginning August 20, 2012.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Creekside Christian School Agreement for transportation for the current school year beginning August 20, 2012.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Creekside Christian School Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Levy County Sheriff andLevyCounty.  The MOU specifies the number and type of equipment purchased forLevyCountyand delineates the responsibilities of both parties.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between Levy County Sheriff andLevyCounty.  The price of the 20 radios is $75,956.40 and is purchased with grant funds.

 

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

 

  1. Presenting 3rd Quarter Progress Report.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the 3rd Quarter Progress Report for the Department of Public Safety to the Board.

 

 

 COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Decision regarding whether to accept 85% payment of Medicaid backlog as certified by Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), less any additional credits, or to challenge backlog through a Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding.

 

  1. If decision A is to pay the 85% of certified amount less any additional credits, provide direction on whether to make a one-time full or partial payment from source of Board’s choosing.

 

Atty. Brown requested a decision from the Board regarding whether to accept 85% payment of Medicaid backlog as certified by Agency for Health Care Administration, less any additional credits, or to challenge backlog through a Division of Administration Hearings proceeding.  The current obligation forLevyCountyis $596,082.94.

 

Stephanie Emrick from the Clerks Office, Finance Division also spoke to the Board.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to accept the amount as presented and to pay this over the next four years instead of a one-time payment.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson shared information on the Levy County Beast Feast which is coming up September 29th.

Comm. Johnson also gave information regarding Broadband.

 

Comm. Bell reported of the last meeting of the NCBDC and the development of a Levy Economic Development “Strike-Team”.

 

Mr. Moody gave information to the Board regarding RFP’s for Consulting Services for the CedarKeyAirportto revitalize the master plan update.  He stated there had been three responses to the request and asked if the Board would like to hear these after the next regular meeting scheduled for September 4th.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to place this on the agenda for the September 4th meeting.

 

Mr. Moody also stated the Restore Act meeting is in St. Pete on Wednesday, September 19th from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. if any one of the Commissioners would like to attend.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:41 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:26 A.M.

 

PUBLIC RISK MANAGEMENT

 

Richard Schell, Area Vice President

Presenting group health, life and vision plans for consideration for Open Enrollment.

 

Mr. Schell presented group health, life and vision plans to the Board for consideration for Open Enrollment.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion for the County to change the Base Rate for the PPO to the PRM Plan 1553, a/k/a Blue Options 3559 with the option to “buy up” to the PRM Plan 719, a/k/a Blue Choice 727, which is what we have now.  On the HMO side base plan, the HMO 42, a/k/a Blue Care 42, with the option to “buy up” to the HMO 5, a/k/a Blue Care 5 under the same parameters of what we currently compensate for.  Employee coverage will remain at 100% and Dependent care will remain at the current fixed percentage amount as today.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:26 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 7, 2012

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LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 7, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.  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. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER      108691-108846
FUND

            AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

         1,167,246.26

ROAD

            105,288.04

SHIP

              18,983.42

NSP

                       3.40

TRANSPORTATION

                4,893.33

911

              14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

                     51.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                   423.34

EMS

              80,823.34

FIRE

            139,577.19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                1,669.91

CDBG

                     19.81

UTILITIES

                   959.65

COMMUNICATION

                   481.95

ADD COURT COSTS

                2,200.80

IMPACT FEES -EMS

                8,345.30

LANDFILL

              91,196.70

TOTAL       $ 1,636,163.44

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes from the Budget Meeting held on July 12, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes from the Budget Meeting held on July 12, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

Consider approval of Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12, James and Linda Williams.

 

Grace Romero presented and requested Board approval on behalf of Rob Corbitt Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12 for James and Linda Williams to allow a second dwelling on a parcel of land.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12 for James and Linda Williams as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Swain Strickland

Request appointment of Sue Colson as the “Consumer” member of the Healthcare Advisory Board.

 

Swain Strickland requested appointment by the Board of Sue Colson as the “Consumer” member of the Healthcare Advisory Board replacing Bill Delaino.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Sue Colson as the Consumer member of the Healthcare Advisory Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

 

Rusty Skinner, Chief Executive Officer

  1. Request approval of 13th Amended and Restated Agreement.

 

Mr. Skinner requested Board approval of the 13th Amended and Restated Agreement which will restructure their Board in accordance with requirements of the State of Florida adding a Training Provider seat.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the 13th Amended and Restated Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Present Annual Report

 

Mr. Skinner presented the Workforce Connection Annual Report to the Board.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

Request permission to purchase 2 Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase 2 Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs.  The three bids received are listed below:

 

            Ver-Mac                                             $23,576

            National Sign, Inc. Sunray 380     $29,670

                                              Sunray 345     $32,150

            ShopWorx                                         $30,600

 

Mr. Johnson recommended purchasing the signs from Ver-Mac. 

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve purchase of two (2) Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs from Ver-Mac as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Presenting proposed updates to the Strategic Plan.

 

Mr. Knowles presented copies and spoke to the Board of the updated Strategic Plan for the Department of Public Safety.

 

Questions were asked by Renate Cannon and Norm Fugate.

 

Comm. Drew advised Mr. Fugate to meet with Mr. Knowles for further questions.

 

  1. Request approval of agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Fire Chief Fred Wyanns of the Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department and Board President Christie Thompson were introduced to the Commissioners by Mr. Knowles

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Former Yankeetown Mayor Dawn Clary spoke in favor of the Agreement.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Submitting documentation of the incidents that have occurred in Fire District 13 since 2010.

 

Mr. Knowles submitted to the Board documentation of incidents which have occurred in Fire District 13 since 2010 for discussion of the current contract between the Board and Otter Creek.  He requested a decision by the Board if they wished to continue funding for Otter Creek for the next year or not as Otter creek also has a contract with the City ofChieflandand is funding this with funds issued to them from the Board.

 

Comments were made from the audience by Teresa Barron and Norm Fugate.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to send a letter to the Town of Otter Creek informing them of the Board’s decision to terminate their contract.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comments were made from the audience by Jeff Hardison and A.D. Goodman.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Kelly Jerrels, Administrative Superintendent

Request approval of Resolution 2012-44, authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a SCRAP reimbursement grant for resurfacing or reconstruction of CR 464 inLevyCounty.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-44, authorizing the execution of an Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a SCRAP reimbursement grant for resurfacing or reconstruction of C464.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-44 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of amendment of lease with Town ofInglisforSouthLevyPark.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of an Amendment of Lease with the Town ofInglisforSouthLevyPark.  The Agreement provides additional protection for the County against personal injury litigation and against any action or inaction by Inglis in connection with the FRDAP Grant requirements or permit requirements for park development.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment of Lease with the Town ofInglisas presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Teresa A. Barron, Vice Mayor

Request a Workshop be scheduled for the Levy County Commission, Public Safety Director and the municipalities ofLevyCounty.

 

Teresa Barron read a statement to Board outlining an alternative proposal for the fire department mergers.  She stated the City ofChieflandis requesting Workshop to discuss an alternative proposal.

Norm Fugate spoke to the Board stating Cedar Key is also requesting a public forum to discuss fire departments.

 

The Commissioners agreed they are not in favor of a Workshop until after the Fire Departments have spoken with Mr. Knowles and attempted to resolve any issues they may have. 

 

 

GARDNYR MICHAEL CAPITAL, INC.

 

Ralph Cellon, Senior Vice President

Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2003 Refunding.

 

Mr. Cellon spoke to the Board regarding the County’s Debt Service – Bond Issue which matures in 2023.

 

Mr. Shipp recommended the Board pay off the debt at the end of next year to avoid any penalty.  The Board could then keep the Reserve amount going to the Debt Service each year.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to TABLE this item in order to do research before making a decision on September 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Hans Van Vuren spoke to Board asking if County employees could be designated for garbage pickup along unpaved roads in the County and asked if there was a way for the County to make money by recycling these materials?

 

Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding the Fire Departments and unpaid Medicaid bills.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:15 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:35 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he would like to have GSG send representatives to educate employees in Board office and in Property Appraiser office on Tax Assessment methodology in anticipation of calls which will come in after the public receives their tax notices.  The Board agreed to do this on the 21st after the regular Board meeting.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked everyone who came out for the Road Dedication.

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

 

Major Michael Sheffield

Bid Presentation for Video Visitation

 

The following Companies gave presentations to the Board regarding Video Visitation Systems for the Levy County Jail:

 

SimplexGrinnell represented by Dave Henya and Doug Glenn

Securus Technologies, Inc. represented by Paul Cappiello

VIZVOX, LLC represented by Vince Laurita

            Montgomery Technology, Inc. represented by Nathan Skipper

 

The meeting recessed at 2:47 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2:54 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Comm. Stevens called the Budget Workshop to order at 2:54 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed the budgets for the Supervisor of Elections and agreed to leave it as it was set at the last budget meeting.

 

LevyCountySheriff, Johnny Smith spoke to the Board stating he had reduced his budget proposal of $9,450,000 trimming an additional $100,000 to bring the budget request down to $9,350,000.

 

After Ms. Brasher, Library Director spoke to the Board, it was suggested she cut the additional $4,000 previously requested by the Board.

 

Mr. Moody gave information regarding Health Insurance for the Board.

 

 

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to rank the companies as follows and to choose SimplexGrinnell to purchase the Video Visitation System for the Jail:

 

  1. SimplexGrinnell
  2. VIZVOX, LLC
  3. Securus Technologies, Inc.

 

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

 

The Commissioners agreed to have Mrs. Rees calculate the Sheriff’s budget to include the price of $225,000 as a total price for the Video Visitation System for the Jail in order to plan for the budget.  This price includes the quoted fee of $195,390 and an estimate for the cost of wiring, which was not included in the proposal.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Budget Workshop – July 31, 2012

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BUDGET WORKSHOP

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 31, 2012

 

 

The Budget Workshop of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Sheriff Johnny Smith gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Danny J. Shipp, Clerk to the Board

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy Clerk & Finance Director

Budget amendments for the General Fund, 911 Fund, and the EMS Fund were presented to the Board by Sheila Rees bringing the total budget amount to $59,366,231.  Mrs. Rees then requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-49. 

 

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

 

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

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Mrs. Rees presented the Board with the proposed 2012-2013 budget and requested the Board adopt a millage rate today.  The budget presented is calculated at the current rate of 7.8114.

 

Comm. Joyner asked about the date set for the road dedication for Michael O’Steen.  The road dedication was then scheduled for Thursday, August 9th at 10:00 A.M.

 

 

SOIL & WATER

 

Aaron Lane

Mr. Lanerequested the Board approve the Soil & Water Conservation District budget as presented previously with no additional changes and explained travel will be a factor in expenses for the upcoming year.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF

 

Johnny Smith, Sheriff

Sheriff Smith detailed the cuts which were made to the Sheriff’s budget changing the total from $9,995,000 to $9,450,000 and requested the Board approve his budget as presented. 

 

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections

Mrs. Asbell requested the Board approve her budget with a reduction of $12,500 instead of the proposed $25,000. 

 

 

MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC.

 

Maggie Labarta spoke to the Board regarding the budget request for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.  She requested the Board approve $61,000, the same as last year rather than the amount proposed by the Board of $50,000. 

 

 

NSP3 PROGRAM

 

Shenley Neely

Jeannie Russell, Planning Manager

Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Department of EconomicOpportunity

 

Ms. Russell spoke to the Board  and suggested they amend the contract with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to turn over in a sub-recipient contract the 10 state funded housing projects which the county has not been able to complete (5 for resale and 5 for rental) to the Housing Authority Program.  If half of the funding for this project has not been expended by March, 2013, the money would have to be turned back over to the State.  Transferring management to the Housing Authority will keep the money for these projects inLevyCounty. 

Bob Williams of the Levy County Housing Authority spoke and informed the Board they would be willing to take over management of these 10 housing projects.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to move forward and work out the details and requirements of turning over management of this project to the Housing Authority.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY JAIL

 

Major Michael Sheffield reported there were four (4) vendors which had responded to the RFP for the Inmate Visitation System and requested the Board schedule a date for interviews.

 

The Board agreed to schedule interviews with each of the vendors on August 7th beginning at 11:00 A.M.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court

Mr. Shipp stated he is able to work with his reduced budget which is $607,024.

 

 

AG. EXTENSION OFFICE

 

Mr. Fuller spoke to the Board regarding his budget concerning the line item for Commissions, Fees and Other Costs.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Ms. Brasher spoke to the Board regarding her budget and changing one part-time employee to full-time.

 

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:20 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:36 A.M.

 

In response to reactions to budget reductions for the following Departments, the Commissioners proposed the following amounts be added back to each department’s budget:

 

            Extension – County Agent         $3,000

            Library                                              0

            Sheriff                                               0

            Meridian                                            0, leaving the total amount budgeted at $50,000

            Supervisor of Elections $5,000, for a total budget reduction of $20,000

 

The following upcoming meeting dates were stated by Mr. Moody for the Board:

 

            Tentative Budget Hearing          September 6th at 6:00 P.M.

            Adopt Annual Resolutions         September 11th at 6:30 P.M.

            Final Budget Hearing                September 17th at 6:00 P.M.

The Board agreed to have another Budget Workshop on August 7th after the Regular Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

Set Tentative Millage

FY 2012-2013

 

Mrs. Rees stated for the Board the current budget is calculated at the millage rate of 7.8114.  Including all reductions made to the budget so far, the General Fund Reserve balance is $2.1 million.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the tentative millage at the rolled back rate of 8.5759.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:13 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 17, 2012

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LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 17, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Mr. Shipp 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

  108566-108690

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE          473,399.58
ROAD

           38,657.31

SHIP

             8,555.00

TRANSPORTATION

           30,532.42

COURT FACILITIES

                  19.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                672.48

EMS

           27,472.74

FIRE

             2,097.42

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

             1,375.19

UTILITIES

             1,487.06

DRUG TASK FORCE

             1,079.00

ADD COURT COSTS

             1,733.24

LANDFILL

             4,772.05

MSBU’S

         172,289.08

TOTAL  $      764,141.57

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on July 3, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting on July 3, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER MIKE JOYNER

 

Introducing Roger Morgan, Request approval of Resolution 2012-43 dedicating a portion of County Road 326 between US Highway 19 and theWaccasassaRiverin memory of U.S. Army Specialist Four Michael S. Osteen.

Comm. Joyner introduces Roger Morgan who spoke to the Board requesting approval of Resolution 2012-43 dedicating a portion of CR 326 between US 19 and theWaccasassaRiverin memory of U.S. Army Specialist Four Michael S. Osteen.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-43 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR

 

Loran Brookins, President,SuwanneeRiverYouth Fair

Requests funds to pay building fees for the new fair building.

 

Mr. Brookins requested from the Board a contribution of $3,000 toward the cost of building fees for the construction of the new Suwannee River Fair building. GilchristCountyandDixieCountyhave agreed to each pay the same amount asLevyCounty.

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to approve $3,100 from the Commissioners Recreation Fund for building fees associated with construction of the Suwannee River Fair building as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

GOETHE STATE FOREST

 

Bobby Cahal

Presenting a Public Notice for a Public Meeting on the 10 Year Management Plan forGoetheStateForest.

 

Mr. Cahal announced the dates of an upcoming public meeting and a public hearing on the 10 year management plan for GoetheStateForest.  The first Public Meeting and Public Hearing will be held at the Levy County School Board Office on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 P.M. and on August 9th at 1:00 P.M. there will be a Public Meeting at Goethe State Forest Headquarters.  The purpose of the first meeting is to solicit comments on the future management ofGoetheStateForest over the next 10 years.  The meeting on the second day is to allow the Management Plan Advisory Group to review the comments from the public.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Johnny Smith, Sheriff

Request ratification of the grant application for Byrne Memorial JAG Grant Program, Drug Task Force Unit. ($48,644)

 

Sheriff Smith requested Board approval to ratify the grant application for the Byrne Memorial JAG Grant Program, Drug Task Force Unit in the amount of $48,644.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to ratify the grant application for the Byrne Memorial JAG Grant Program, Drug Task Force Unit as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting regular scheduled progress report.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report to the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council. 

 

Renate Cannon and Chuck Tillman both asked questions and were answered by Mr. Pieklik.

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request permission to close the street on election night; request from Supervisor of Elections, Connie Asbell.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections Board approval to close Court Street on election night.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the closure of Court Street on election night as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2012-40, a Resolution of the BOCC of Levy County, Florida providing verification of election to withdraw from the Public Risk Management of Florida – Health Trust.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-40 which would provide verification of election to withdraw from the Public Risk Management of Florida – Health Trust.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-40 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Proposed Agreement with Brown & Brown AND Risk Management Associates, Inc., d/b/a Public Risk Insurance Agency for Agent of Record/Broker Services for Employee Benefits/Placement and Administration of Employee Group Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance Benefits.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the proposed Agreement with Brown & Brown and Risk Management Associates, Inc. d/b/a Public Risk Insurance Agency for Agent of Record/Broker Services. 

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the proposed Agreement with Brown & Brown and Risk Management Associates, Inc. d/b/a Public Risk Insurance Agency for Agent of Record/Broker Services as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Agreement.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board acceptance of the Emergency Preparedness & Assistance Agreement in the amount of $105,806.  The agreement period runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the EMPA Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Request to accept the Modification #1 to the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Agreement.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board acceptance of Modification #1 to the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Agreement which will extend the ending date to July 31, 2012.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept Modification #1 to the SHSGP Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the      MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

            Request authorization for the Director to electronically sign for submission of the Safer Grant application.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board authorization to electronically sign for submission of the Safer Act Grant application through the Department of Homeland Security.  This Grant will help the Volunteer Fire Departments within the county.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize Mr. Knowles to electronically sign for submission of the Safer Act Grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Tommy Sholes to come to the podium and announced the merger of the Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department with the Department of Public Safety.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

  1. Request approval for an Amendment to the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval for an Amendment to the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement.  After completion of the re-roofing project for theRecyclingBuilding, Grant funds in the amount of $1,280 were left over from the amount allocated.  An amendment is necessary in order to utilize the remaining funds from the Grant for the purchase of the Skid Steer.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Solid Waste Contract withNew River, extending the contract an additional five (5) years.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of the Solid Waste Contract withNew River, extending the contract an additional five (5) years.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Solid Waste Contract withNew Riveras presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

  1. Request to approve Emergency Declaration 2012-39 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2012-36 and 2012-38 discontinuing the Local State of Emergency for ensuing damages resulting from Tropical Storm Debby.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Emergency Declaration 2012-39 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2012-36 and 2012-38 discontinuing the Local State of Emergency for ensuing damages resulting from Tropical Storm Debby.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Emergency Declaration 2012-39 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Consider and act on desired version of Resolution 2012-44, adopting local preference purchasing policy, and determine an effective date for the Resolution.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider and act on a desired version of Resolution 2-12-44, adopting a local preference Purchasing Policy and determine an effective date for the Resolution.

 

The board agreed by consensus to wait until after budget discussions to made a decision on this item.

Comments from individuals in the audience were made by Mrs. Cannon and Teresa Barron.

 

NABORS, GIBLIN & NICKERSON

 

Heather Encinosa, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson

Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for the four Annual Assessment Programs;

  1. Resolution 2012-48, Preliminary Resolution for Fire Protection Services.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-48, Preliminary Resolution for Fire Protection Services.  Changing from last year are the fire assessments for residential property which were previously assessed in square foot tiers.  They are now calculated per square foot.  This Resolution also sets a final Public Hearing for September 11th at 6:30 P.M.  The rates in the Resolution will be included on trim notices sent out to the public and are as follows:

 

$110 per dwelling unit

$.33 per square foot for commercial

$.05 per square foot for industrial

$.37 per square foot for institutional

$9.00 per parcel for land up to 160 acres and

$.02 per acre over 160 acres

 

Questions were asked from the audience by Mrs. Cannon.

 

Atty. Norm Fugate questioned the methodology of the assessments and asked why the report is not available for the public yet.

 

Ms. Encinosa answered the report is not yet completed.

 

Ronnie McQueen asked at the maximum rate established, how much would be generated?

 

Comm. Stevens answered if everything was completely paid in full, the amount would be $2,319,378.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-48 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Resolution 2012-45, Preliminary Resolution forEMSTax Assessment.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-45, Preliminary Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment.  This Resolution sets a final Public Hearing for September 11th at 6:30 P.M.  The rates in the Resolution will be included on trim notices sent out to the public and are as follows:

 

$119 per dwelling unit

$.07 per square foot for commercial

$.18 per square foot for institutional

$.01 per square foot for industrial/warehouse property

 

Mrs. Cannon stated she strongly protests not having access to the report before the Board votes and asked what the current residential rate is.

Comm. Stevens answered the current residential rate is $76.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-45 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Resolution 2012-46, Preliminary Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Services Assessments.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-46, Preliminary Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Services Assessments.  This Resolution sets a final Public Hearing for September 11th at 6:30 P.M.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-46 and Resolution 2012-47 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Resolution 2012-47, Preliminary Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment.

 

Ms. Encinosa presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-47, Preliminary Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment.  She stated the rate is $25 per parcel, the same as last year.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Teresa Barron apologized to Comm. Bell for how things went in the previous meeting in Chiefland regarding Fire Services.

 

Atty. Norm Fugate spoke regarding the merging of Fire Departments with the County and requested a public forum for the public to give input on this topic.

 

Comm. Stevens responded stating this issue has been dealt with in the past with everyone in favor of streamlining services until it comes time to actually do it.

 

Comm. Drew stated Mr. Knowles is doing a good job working with the Fire Departments and the smaller Fire Departments have approached him about joining in with the county.

 

Jason Kennedy asked who Mr. Fugate is representing and stated he is not representing the Town ofBronson.

 

Atty. Fugate stated he is representing the Municipal Fire Departments for the cities he serves.

 

The Commissioners were in agreement to not hold a forum regarding the Fire Departments.

 

Susan Haines commented to the Board regarding the “Pledge of Allegiance”.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell stated the issue of debris from the Suwannee River Fair demolition project may need to be addressed regarding tipping fees.

 

Comm. Stevens stated Max Agiree from the Bronson Youth League had contacted him and stated there is a Soccer Team from Bronson going to a tournament at Disney World inOrlandoand they are asking for financial assistance. 

 

The Commissioners agreed they would check into their Recreation Funds to see how much could be given.

 

There will be a bake sale fundraiser this Thursday at the Baptist church in Bronson.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:42 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:55 A.M.

 

Commissioners agreed to give the same as, but not to exceed what was given last time.  Mr. Shipp stated the amounts of what each commissioner had left as follows:

 

Comm. Joyner              $3,979.25

Comm. Johnson            $2,174.20

Comm. Drew               $2,217.76       

Comm. Bell                  $1,203.33

Comm. Stevens            $   611.84

 

The meeting recessed at 10:58 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:07 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

Impasse and vote on resolution of impasse between County and LIUNA Local 630.

 

Comm. Stevens called the Public Hearing to order at 1:07 P.M.

 

Atty. Brown stated this Hearing is regarding the impasse on the 2010-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the County and LIUNA Local 630.

 

Andy Bemis, representing the Local 630 spoke to the Board stating the following issues are at impasse:

 

  1. Article 8, Section 1 (Union’s proposal to sell back up to eighty (80) hours of accrued leave)
  2. Article 12, Section 3 (County’s proposal to eliminate daily overtime)
  3. Article 12, Section 3 (Union’s proposal to allow accrual of compensatory to eighty (80) hours)
  4. Article 14, Section 5 (Union’s proposal to increase reporting time from a minimum of 3 hours to a minimum of 5 hours)
  5. Article 15 (Union’s proposal for a 3% wage increase)
  6. Article 22 (Union’s proposal for a multi-year agreement: County’s proposal for a one year agreement)

 

Wayne Helsby of the Law Offices of Allen, Norton & Blue, representing theCountyCoordinatorspoke to the Board.  He stated the position of theCountyCoordinatoris in these economic times afford these kinds of increases in benefits.

 

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

 

Terry Padgett spoke in favor of the proposal given by Mr. Bemis.

 

Comm. Stevens then asked if the Board members had any comments.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 8, Section 1 (Union’s proposal to sell back up to eighty (80) hours of accrued leave) in favor of theCountyCoordinator.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown stated the issue concerning Article 12, Section 3 (County’s proposal to eliminate daily overtime) was resolved and a vote would not be necessary.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 12, Section 3 (Union’s proposal to allow accrual of compensatory to eighty (80) hours) in favor of theCountyCoordinator.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 14, Section 5 (Union’s proposal to increase reporting time from a minimum of 3 hours to a minimum of 5 hours) in favor of theCountyCoordinator.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 15, Section 1 (Union’s proposal for a 3% wage increase) in favor of theCountyCoordinator.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 15, Section 4 (Union’s proposal for a call-out guarantee increase from 3 to 4 hours) in favor of theUnion.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were cast as follows:

 

            Yes                              No

            Comm. Joyner              Comm.Bell

            Comm. Johnson            Comm. Drew

            Comm. Stevens

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to resolve the issue concerning Article 22 (Union’s proposal for a multi-year agreement: County’s proposal for a one year agreement).  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:00 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Budget Workshop – July 12, 2012

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BUDGET WORKSHOP

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 12, 2012

 

 

The Budget Workshop of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the workshop to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

DANNY J. SHIPP, CLERK TO THE BOARD

 

Presentation of Budget Overview FY 2012-13

 

Mrs. Rees presented opening statements concerning the General Fund on behalf of the Clerk of Court.  The current millage rate of 7.8114 was used to balance the General Fund.  The current rolled-back rate is 8.5759 and would generate $1.2 million more than what is calculated in the budget at this time.  There is a $2.3 million deficit between current expenditures and revenues.  Currently, there is $1.1 million in reserve, but this does not include transfers which will need to be done to balance theEMSand Fire budgets.

 

 

AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICE – COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

 

Mr. Fuller stated his budget request is the same as last year with two exceptions:

1.  Requesting to replace an existing 1996 Chevy Astro mini-van for the Family Consumer Science     Program.

            2.  Replace carpeting in auditorium with tile

 

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL/PARKS & RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

 

Mr. Weldon stated his budget request is the same as last year.  Heavy rains after the long drought have increased the need and expense of mosquito spraying.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Sheriff Johnny Smith

 

Sheriff Smith stated the Sheriff’s Department budget request is the same as last year.

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections

 

Comm. Stevens spoke on behalf of Mrs. Asbell who was unable to attend the Budget Workshop stating her budget request was the same as last year.

 

 

TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate, Tax Collector

 

Comm. Stevens stated Mrs. Fugate’s budget is approved by the Department of Revenue inTallahasseeand is fee based.  Her budget request will come in August.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

 

Mr. Shipp stated his budget shows an increase due to the second IT person hired, but this salary comes from different funds as the person provides IT assistance to numerous BOCC departments.  The Clerk’s office is also a fee office and the Recording numbers have been down resulting in a need for additional funding from the Board.

 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Mrs. Locke stated the budget request for the Health Department is the same as last year, $150,000.

 

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

 

Mr. Weatherford stated his budget was increased for this year as there is a need for a new truck.  He stated $25,000 has been budgeted for this item.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION / MAINTENANCE / WATER

 

Jimmy Jones, Director

 

Mr. Jones stated his budget request is increased from last year for the Construction/Maintenance Department.

Mr. Jones stated there are some increases in the Water Department budget.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

 

Ms. Brasher stated her budget request is increased by $8,347 to cover the salary of a part-time employee going to full-time and for IT usage.

 

 

VETERANS’ SERVICE

 

Robert Lowyns, Director

 

Mr. Lowyns stated his budget request is the same as last year.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

 

Mr. Greenlee stated the budget request for the Road Department is about $650,000 less than last year.  The Road Department is in need of hiring a couple of new employees for the construction side.

 

 

Mr. Moody requested dates for future budget meeting dates. 

The date of Tuesday, July 31st at 9:00 A.M. was decided for the next Budget Meeting. 

A tentative Budget Hearing was scheduled for Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 P.M. 

Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 P.M. will be the date for Public Hearing for final adoption of the Assessments.   The date of September 17th at 6:00 P.M. will be the Final Budget Hearing.

 

 

LEGAL

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

 

Mrs. Brown stated the budget request for Legal was $1,000 less than last year.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

 

Mr. Knowles informed the Board of the closing with Fowlers Bluff Fire Department this morning.

Mr. Knowles stated there were some line item increases for the upcoming budget year forEMSfor fuel expense and repair/maintenance. 

Updated information on the Fire Department portion of his budget was given to the Board.

 

Mrs. Rees stated the Board theEMSbudget as presented is short by $505,602 based on the actual buy-down on the Special Assessments which have to be funded.  Presently, the Fire budget is short by $1,424,297.  Options to balance these budgets would be to transfer from the General fund, which does not have this much in it, raise Assessments or cut the budget.

 

Mrs. Rees then asked for direction from the Board on balancing the General Fund and if they wanted to discuss each department further as she will need to present them a proposed budget on July 31. 

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to examine each Department in the General Fund budget in greater detail.

 

The meeting recessed at 12:08 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:36 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed each line item expense for every Department, making reductions in each budget, reducing the total budget by $2,019,791.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:18 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 3, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 3, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   Major Sheffield gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

     108439-108565

FUND             AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE

         1,199,450.79

ROAD

            210,302.60

SHIP

              14,995.26

TRANSPORTATION

                3,242.06

911

              41,766.23

COURT FACILITIES

                     12.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                   104.56

EMS

              13,804.73

FIRE

                3,758.69

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                4,083.63

UTILITIES

                1,340.21

DRUG TASK FORCE

                1,603.93

ADD COURT COSTS

                1,650.00

IMPACT FEES -EMS

                   824.50

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

                   824.50

LANDFILL

              17,777.35

TOTAL       $ 1,515,541.04

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on June 5, 2012 which includes the minutes taken from the BOCC/NCBDC Workshop in Chiefland and June 19, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting on June 5, 2012 and June 19, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rob Corbitt, Development Director

  1. Petition Ha.Va. 5-12, Marvin and Sharon Detweiler petitioning the Board for a Hardship Variance to allow a third dwelling in order to care for their daughter.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of Hardship Variance Petition 5-12 as requested by Marvin and Sharon Detweiler.

 

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

Mrs. Cannon asked a question which was answered by Mr. Corbitt.

Comm. Stevens then closed floor to public comment.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Ha.Va. 5-12 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown did swearing in for anyone wishing to speak from the audience and asked if any of the Commissioners had ex-parte communication regarding Special Exception 2-12.

 

Comm. Drew stated she had communication with the applicant and attorneys.

 

B.  Petition SE 2-12, Morris-Depew Associates, Inc., representing Colby Gwyn-Williams and Jose Raul Hernandez, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow a Dog Kennel located at 551 SE 215th Avenue,Morriston,Florida.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented SE 2-12 for Board approval and read into record the conditions of the Petition.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone from the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition.

 

Charlie Gotier of Morris, Depew and Associates fromTallahasseespoke to the Board giving information regarding the petitioners’ plans for construction and operation of the kennel.

Raul Hernandez and Colby Williams both spoke to the Board explaining plans for the operation of the proposed kennel and Mr. Hernandez’s background in dog training.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Special Exception.

 

Ms. Cannon spoke.

 

Comm. Stevens then closed the floor to public comment.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve SE 2-12 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp

  1. Request selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) representatives and advertise, if needed, for the citizen representative.  Mr. Chubb is currently serving as our citizen representative, and has for many years.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board appointment of VAB members; one Citizen of the county, two Commissioners as regular members and one as an alternate.  Mr. Shipp stated Ivan Chubb had been serving as the Citizen member and was willing to continue to serve.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to appoint Comm. Joyner and Comm. Bell as members.  Comm. Drew agreed to serve as the Alternate.

 

The Commissioners agreed to advertise for the Citizen Representative as there had been interest made known to Comm. Bell in this position.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

 

Requesting Board Chair’s signature on two contracts:

  1. Viper 4.1 upgrade
  2. 9-1-1 mapping project

 

Mr. West requested Board approval of the Viper 4.1 upgrade to PSAP equipment which allows the dispatch center to remain in concurrence with the State E911 Plan.  Mr. West also requested Board approval of a 9-1-1 mapping project which will convert their maps to a solution with next generation 9-1-1 capabilities.  Both projects are fully funded by grants from the State ofFlorida E911 Board.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both items as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Lt. Scott Finnen

 

Request approval of application for 2012 Edward Byrne JAG Grant in the amount of $11,883.

 

Lt. Finnen requested Board approval to apply for a 2012 Edward Byrne JAG Grant in the amount of $11,883.  The Sheriff’s Department plans to use these funds for:

Senior Management training, $9,000

K9 equipment for training and daily operations of managing a K9 unit, $2,883

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Edward Byrne JAG Grant application.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Major Michael Sheffield

 

Request approval of RFP for Inmate Video Visitation.

 

Major Sheffield requested Board approval to advertise for RFP for Inmate Video Visitation system.  Research has shown the cost is estimated to be around $150, 000 to $175,000.  The Inmate Fund has $20,000 which can be used toward this expense.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus for the Sheriff’s Department to advertise for RFP’s for Inmate Visitation system and to set the due date for them to be received by July 23rd.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

David Leach spoke about promoting tourism forLevyCountyand commented about the striping being done onManatee Springs Roadand stated whoever was doing this was doing a sloppy job and believes this could leave a bad impression on anyone visiting the area.  He also expressed concerns aboutClay Landing Roadstating the patching done to the road was inadequate.  Mr. Leach requested the Commissioners rescind their decision on the Tarmac Mine as he is concerned about the wear and tear on roads and is also concerned about the blasting which will be done and the quality of the water supply.

Mr. Moody addressed Mr. Leach’s concerns about the road condition.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

  1. Presenting proposed agreement with Brown & Brown, Public Risk Insurance Agency for our Broker/Agent of Record Services for Employee Benefits. – TABLED –

 

  1. Request dates for a Budget Workshop; Thursday 7/12/12 or Friday 7/13/12.

 

Mr. Moody requested dates for a Budget Workshop.

 

The Commissioners agreed to set a Budget Workshop on July 12th at 9:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Moody then requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Moody stated he had been contacted by Grady Hartzog who had been contacted by Curtis Cupp with Linn Lease Group in connection with the construction of theTri-CountyHospital.  In order for them to obtain a retention pond permit the Suwannee River Water Management has requested they get permission from both the City ofChieflandandLevyCountyto work in their right-of-ways.  Mr. Moody stated they are requesting a letter from the Board of County Commissioners authorizingTri-CountyHospitaland Ingram Civil Engineering to be the agents for the work being done in the right-of-ways.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve a letter to be prepared as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody gave the Commissioners information on the inmate work crew situation.

Mr. Moody also informed the Commissioners of an invitation to a Community Partnership event to be held at the LowellReceptionCenteron August 2nd at 10:00 A.M.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

  1. Request approval to replace Comm. Mike Joyner (approved at the May 22, 2012 Regular meeting) and add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, W.R.P.C.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval to replace Comm. Mike Joyner (approved at the May 22, 2012 Regular meeting) and add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, W.R.P.C.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the replacement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing July as Water Safety Month and promoting water safety through public awareness.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing July as Water Safety Month and promoting water safety through public awareness.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-23 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase two heart monitors from Physio Control (sole supplier).  We have been issued payment from EMS Matching Grant Funds in the amount of $50,000.  The remaining balance for the monitors ($17,801.30) will come from the EMS Impact Fee Fund.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two heart monitors from Physio Control for $67,801.30.  Mr. Knowles explained $50,000 will be funded by EMS Matching Grant Funds and the remaining balance of $17,801.30 will be paid from the EMS Impact Fee Fund.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of two heart monitors from Physio Control as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to re-chassis unit 105.  The bid price of $102,646.00 from Beck Auto Sales was agreed upon under the Florida Sheriff’s Association Bid Award Announcement 11-19-0907.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to re-chassis Unit 105.  The bid price of $102,646 from Beck Auto Sales was agreed upon under the Florida Sheriff’s Association Bid Award Announcement 11-19-0907.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request to re-chassis Unit 105.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to apply for the attached agreement regarding the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS); requires signature.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to apply for the Partner Application and Agreement for the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS).  SLERS establishes a single, common radio network servicing all state agency law enforcement radio communications.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application for the Partner Application and Agreement for the SLERS as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to submit the Upland Lease Application to acquire the Levy Forestry Camp Facility located at 1251 CR 343 Bronson,Floridato house the Department of Public Safety Complex.  The lease agreement between the County and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State ofFloridashall be $300.00 per year.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-37 and to submit the Upland Lease Application to acquire the Levy Forestry Camp Facility to house the Department of Public Safety Complex.  The Lease Agreement between the County and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State ofFloridawill be $300.00 per year.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-37 and to submit the Application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

  1. Requesting approval to move forward with the Visit Florida Grant and arrange for advertising in Geo Saison’s 2012 Winter edition, where Cedar Key editorial will be featured.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to move forward with advertising in Geo Saison’s 2012 Winter edition, a leading travel guide magazine forGermany, in which Cedar Key will be featured.  The cost for this advertising will be $8,643 and will be funded through the Visit Florida Grant, a $5,000 dollar for dollar matching grant.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve advertising in Geo Saison’s 2012 Winter edition as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Presenting three printing proposals/quotes for reprinting out “Discover Your Next Adventure” 20 page tourism brochure.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented three printing/quotes for reprinting out “Discover Your Next Adventure” 20 page tourism brochure.  The quotes received are listed below:

 

Quantity / Price                                 Quantity / Price                                       Quantity / Price

Lunar Cow   10,000 = $3,991            Print Shop  10,000 = $4,216            StorterChilds   10,000 = $4,168

15,000 = $4,926                              15,000 = $5,530            Printing             15,000 = $5,300

20,000 = $6,846                                    20,000 = $6,433

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase from Print Shop of 10,000 copies at $4,216.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented additional promotional items to the Commissioners.

 

Danny Shipp added information regarding a link from the Clerks website to the Visit Levy site.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2012-36 enacted by the Chair on June 25, 2012.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board ratification of Emergency Declaration 2012-36 enacted by the Chair on June 25, 2012 as a result of heavy rainfall and winds throughout the county from Tropical Storm Debby.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2012-36 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown then requested the Board hear non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Atty. Brown requested Board ratification of Emergency Declaration 2012-38 extending Emergency Declaration 2012-36.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2012-38 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval, purchase of upgrade for the Abacus software as a sole source provider of software used by the Office of theCountyAttorneyin the amount of $2,904.30.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval for the purchase of an upgrade for the Abacus Software as a sole source provider of software used by the office of theCountyAttorneyin the amount of $2,904.30 for three years.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the software upgrade purchase as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported there were several Levy County Students who did well at the recent FFA Convention.

 

Comm. Bell reported there will be Regional Baseball playoffs in Chiefland this weekend.  The girls 12 & under Softball team from Chiefland will be competing in State playoffs.

Comm. Bell reported the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy merger.

 

Comm. Joyner reported he is working on getting a portion of road from SR19 to CR 326, from the Gulf Hammock Post Office to the boat landing dedicated to Michael O’Steen.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:20 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – June 19, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 19, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   Sheriff Johnny Smith 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

  108305-108438

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

         218,253.23

ROAD

           30,366.98

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

                862.17

TRANSPORTATION

           45,567.21

COURT FACILITIES

                148.50

PROGRESS ENERGY

                672.48

EMS

           44,230.35

FIRE

             6,979.00

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

             2,531.60

CDBG

             9,540.00

UTILITIES

             1,758.24

DRUG TASK FORCE

             1,233.96

ADD COURT COSTS

                550.80

LANDFILL

           72,787.70

TOTAL    $    435,482.22

 

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes for the June 5th Board of County Commissioners meeting were presented for Board approval.            – TABLED –

 

 

AUDIT REPORT

 

Martha Garcia-Baker

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

 

Presenting 2011 Audit Report.

 

Mrs. Garcia-Baker presented the Audit Report to the Board for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

 

Presenting a request from the 8th Judicial Circuit to continue to contract with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of a request from the 8th Judicial Circuit to continue to contract with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate.  The estimated time frame for this contract would be from July 1, 2012 to the end of June 2013 at a cost of approximately $15,750.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to continue contracting with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

 

A.       Consider reclassifying Ms. Connie Conley from Levy County Transit Interim Director to Levy County Transit Director.

 

Mr. Moody requested reclassification of Connie Conley from Levy County Transit Interim Director to Levy County Transit Director.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to reclassify Connie Conley as Levy County Transit Director as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request from Mrs. Toni Collins of the Levy County Historical Society for a letter of support to be included with a grant application.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mrs. Collins for a letter of support to be submitted with a small matching grant application submitted by the Cedar Key Historical Society for grant funds pertaining to a survey of the Helen Dunham.  This was a late 19th century sternwheeler-steamboat which once played a vital part in the development and commerce ofLevyCounty’s timber industry.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve providing a letter of support for the Cedar Key Historical Society as requested.  Second was made byBelland the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody reminded the Board of the following upcoming events:

 

LARC has challenged all political candidates to a softball game on Saturday, June 23rd atStricklandPark in Chiefland.  The gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the game will start at 7:00 P.M.

 

A ceremony for Sgt. Carl Campbell is scheduled for Friday June 29th at 4:00 P.M. at the train depot in Chiefland.

 

The Finance Department is ready to start meeting with the departments about their budgets for the upcoming year.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.    Request approval of Amendment 1 to the Auto-Graphics Contract.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of Amendment 1 to the Auto-Graphics Contract.  Ms. Brasher explained the amendment is to eliminate the Pre-Project Consultation Visit and add an additional day of Training.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Amendment 1 to the Auto-Graphics Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Florida Celebrating 500 years in 2013.

 

Ms. Brasher presented to the Board a “time capsule” which had been provided to the Levy County Library by the Florida Department of State.  The Department of State is coordinating “VivaFlorida500”, a statewide, year-long, multicultural commemoration in 2013.  They are encouraging the Libraries to work with theCountyCommissionto plan activities and programs in 2013 celebrate this event.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Open timber bids. (for bridge repair)

 

Mr. Greenlee presented a bid from Florida Forest Products inCrossCityto the Board for the purchase of timber to repair the bridge on Buck Island Grade.  Below are the amounts from the bid received:

 

Quantity          Item                                         Price

8                      12 x 12 x 24 timbers               $624.96 / smooth        560.28 / rough

60                    3 x 8 x 24 decking board        $100.88 / smooth or rough

66                    6 x 8 x 14 stringers                  $  98.00 / smooth or rough

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the bid as presented from Florida Forest Products.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Start yearly bid process for items for the Road Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to start the bid process for the following items for the Road Department:

 

Asphalt                        Emulsion Prime Tar

Motor Oils                   Galvanized Culvert Pipes

Porta Potty                  Safety Items

Sod                              Sign Materials

Striping

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Road Department starting the bid process for the above listed items for the Road Department.  Second was made by Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request permission to purchase John Deere 328D Skid Steer.

 

Mr. Jerrles requested Board approval to purchase a John Deere 328D Skid Steer and a Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple for use in theRecyclingBuilding.  Utilizing the Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida Association of Counties & Florida Fire Chief’s Association, the bid received is listed below:

 

John Deere 328D Skid Steer                                      $34,954.28

John Deere Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple          $  3,933.00

 

Mr. Jerrels explained $26,424.00 will come from the 2011-2012 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement and the remainder $12,463.28 will be taken from the Recycling Equipment budget.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase of a John Deere 328D Skid Steer and a Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Johnny Smith,LevyCountySheriff

Lt. Scott Finnen

Chief Dennis Strow, Williston Police Department

 

Allow Williston Police Department to use $2,077 out of countywide communication fund to pay for electronic radio pay to talk to Levy County First Responders.

 

Lt. Scott Finnen requested Board approval to allow the Williston Police Department to use $2,077 from the Countywide Communication Fund to purchase radios from Williams Communications, Inc. for the Williston Police Department.  The Sheriff’s Office has a base station which will be used for this.  The addition of these radios will allow the Williston Police Officers and dispatchers to communicate with the Sheriff’s Department in the event of an emergency.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to tentatively approve the purchase of radios from Williams Communication, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

Approval of Settlement Agreement for David Lugo Maldonado, in settlement of potential foreclosure claim by County.

 

Atty. Brown requested board approval of a Settlement Agreement for David Lugo Maldonado, in settlement of potential foreclosure claim by the county for the SHIP mortgage in the amount of $24,500.  A settlement agreement has been negotiated with Mr. Maldonado for him to make payments of $150 per month to the SHIP Department to reduce the balance of $26,460 (original principal amount + 4% interest since the past 24 months), with a final balloon payment due in July of 2014.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Settlement Agreement with David Lugo Maldonado as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell

Request approval of the Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Board (“CLM Workforce”).

 

Comm. Bell presented and requested Board approval of the above stated Agreement.  The Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement amends the Eleventh Amended and Restated Agreement adopted by the Board on August 2, 2011 establishing up to two (2) Private Training Provider Representatives with one (1) representing not for profit training providers.  The Agreement will be effective July 1, 2012.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the CLM Workforce Development Board.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board members Karen was preparing a calendar of upcoming political events and will be sending copies out.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:57 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:08 A.M.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.        Request authorization for the Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) application.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) application which is due by July 6th.  The items requested through this grant are two new ambulances, heart monitors, communications equipment, a water tender, bunker and air packs for the fire departments in the county.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Mr. Knowles, the Public Safety Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to the Firefighter Grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles brought three items to the Board’s attention:

 

1. EMSis currently working with the Department of Environmental Protection Agency on the Department of Corrections facility (the old Levy Forestry Camp) and moving forward in a positive way.  Currently, Legislation will not be able to turn over ownership of the property to the County, but a Lease Agreement can be done for $300 per year, if approved.

 

2. EMSwas awarded a $50,000 Grant, which had been applied for earlier in the year and will be used to purchase chest compression equipment for the outlying ambulances and transport units.

 

3.  In the past few weeks, theEMShas had some vehicle problems:  two of the ambulance motors need to be replaced.  Mr. Knowles has been working with Mr. Moody to determine what could be done to keep enough units up and running.

 

B.  Request approval of the agreement for Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Requires signature.

 

Mr. Knowles introduced Chief David Florance of Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department and Dr. Robert Mount of Chiefland.  Mr. Knowles then requested Board approval of the Agreement for Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue renaming it to Levy County Fire Station #4.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement for Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:18 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:03 A.M.

 

 

AGENT OF RECORD/BROKER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 

Presentations were made from the following for Agent of Record/Broker services for employee benefits:

 

Bethany Schenk, BeneTek Corporation located inOrlando

 

Robin Riley, Brown & Brown, Public Risk Insurance Agency located inDaytona Beach

 

John K. Harman, Trace Milam and Patsy Stark, Compass Consulting Group, Inc., located in Jacksonville and Gainesville

 

Michael E. Michaelis, Don Martin Insurance, Inc. located in Williston

 

William W. Erwin, Sr. and Brett McMillan, Erwin Insurance Agency, Inc., located in Chiefland andJacksonville

 

Upon completion of interviews by each of the providers, Comm. Bell stated he ranked his top three choices as follows:

 

1.  Don Martin Insurance

2.  Brown & Brown

3.  BeneTech

 

 

 

Comm. Drew ranked her top three choices for providers as follows:

 

  1. Brown & Brown
  2. BeneTech
  3. Compass Consulting Group

 

Comm. Johnson ranked his top three choices for providers as follows:

 

  1. Brown & Brown
  2. Don Martin Insurance
  3. BeneTech

 

Comm. Stevens ranked his top three choices for providers as follows:

 

  1. Brown & Brown
  2. Don Martin Insurance
  3. BeneTech

 

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to contact Brown & Brown to begin negotiation process.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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