BOCC Regular Meeting – December 17, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 17, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

113856-114010

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

882,284.26

ROAD

122,086.90

PAL LIBRARY

858.02

TRANSPORTATION

2,781.21

911

19.99

COURT FACILITIES

15.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,307.03

EMS

24,955.99

FIRE

28,319.96

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

2,192.84

CDBG

399.17

UTILITIES

1,045.68

IMPACT FEES – EMS

1,068.75

CAPITAL PROJECTS

10,901.92

LANDFILL

50,558.52

TOTAL  $ 1,128,795.24

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on November 5, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on November 5, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Selection of Chair and Co-Chair for the County Commission Board and update on Board Appointments for 2014.

 

Comm. Bell requested appointments for Chairman, Co-Chairman and updates on Board appointments from the Commissioners for the calendar year 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to re-appoint Comm. Bell as Chairman for 2014.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Comm. Johnson as Co-Chairman for 2014.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Canvassing Board

Comm. Bell stated he cannot serve on the Canvassing Board so someone would need to replace him.  It is a requirement to have two (2) Commissioners on this Board.

Comm. Meeks and Comm. Joyner agreed to serve on the Canvassing Board.

 

Department Appointments

Comm. Stevens made a motion to leave all Department Appointments “as is”.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Department Committees

Comm. Stevens made a motion to leave all Department Committees “as is”.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Transportation Department

SHIP/Water

Canvassing Board

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Comm. Meeks to work with the Transportation Department and he would take the SHIP/Water Department.  Comm. Stevens added he would serve on the Canvassing Board in place of Comm. Joyner.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

BETH GORDON

 

Discussion regarding the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline for methane gas to be built in Levy County.

 

Ms. Beth Gordon spoke to the Board regarding the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline for methane gas to be built in Levy County.  Sabal Trail, LLC, which is owned by Spectra Energy in partnership with FP & L is proposing to run a 36 inch pipeline through Levy County.  She asked if there is anything the Board could do to prevent the pipeline from coming through this county or to ensure the safety of the citizens.

 

The Commissioners advised Ms. Gordon they have been looking into the pipeline project.  Comm. Joyner offered the name of a contact person Ms. Gordon could speak with to get additional answers to her questions.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

On behalf of the SHIP Department, request approval to subordinate SHIP Rehab case #127, Booker T. Mann.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Ms. Neely Board approval of the Subordination Agreement on SHIP Rehab Case #127, Booker T. Mann.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Subordination Agreement on SHIP Rehab Case #127, Booker T. Mann.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request Board approval for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Equipment from Ten-8 Equipment on quote #Q139049 dated November 26, 2013.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Aparatus (SCBA) equipment from Ten-8 Fire Equipment, the sole source provider.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Equipment as requested from Ten-8 Equipment.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase a new server with software installed.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase a new server in the Public Safety office with software installed.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a new server as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the RescueNet Road Safety Products Contract.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Chairman’s signature on the RescueNet Road Safety Products Contract.  The approval of two (2) ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety units was previously approved at the November 5th Regular Meeting.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the RescueNet Road Safety Products Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the Emergency Air Transport Services Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Emergency Air Transport Services Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).  This certificate is necessary for the Air Methods helicopter and crew to operate a base in Levy County.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Emergency Air Transport Services Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles stated he is working with Bruce Greenlee and the Road Department to get the fire training building from Dunnellon to the Public Safety complex.

 

 

MIRACLE VISION TABERNACLE OUTREACH CENTER, INC.

 

Carl Carnegie, Pastor

Discussion about sidewalk for Vision Christian Academy.

 

Pastor Carnegie spoke to the Board of a concern for students walking to and from the Vision Christian Academy.  He asked if the Board could construct a sidewalk along the North side of CR 335 to give students a safe place for walking or bicycling.

 

The Commissioners agreed for Mr. Greenlee to research this and come back to the Board with cost and feasibility of what could be done.  The two (2) options discussed were construction of a sidewalk or paved bike trail.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Discussion of cost for the 6115 Trimming Tractor that was approved at the Capital Improvement Meeting on November 19, 2013.

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase a 6115 trimming tractor with attachments from AgPro on State Contract in the amount of $133,191.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a 6115 trimming tractor with attachments as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC CCOMMENTS

 

Barney Cannon spoke to the Board regarding the gas pipeline issue.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson announced February 1st is the date for the Levy County Education Foundation Gala.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked the press for their reporting of the fly by night roofing individuals.

 

Comm. Stevens wished a Merry Christmas to everyone.

 

Comm. Meeks stated “Wreaths Across America” was a success.  The North Florida Broadband meeting held on December 11th was also successful.  Comm. Meeks also wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

Comm. Bell

  1. Discussion of SW 164th Ave.

 

Comm. Bell gave an update to the Board of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s approval of an extension on the Tarafa project.

 

Comm. Bell asked for input from the Commissioners regarding adding SW 164th Ave. in Cedar Key to the paving list.

 

Comm. Johnson stated he would abstain from voting on this item due to a conflict of interest.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to place SW 164th Avenue on the paving list.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson did not vote.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:01 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:11 A.M.

 

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PRESENTATION

 

Capital Improvement Presentation update and ranking of Capital Improvements.

 

Levy County Tax Collector

Mr. Moody spoke to the Board regarding the purchase by Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector, of property in Williston.  He stated there would be a cost savings with regard to title insurance if Mrs. Fugate transfers the property after the purchase to the Board.  Mr. Moody requested the Board formally accept the transfer after the closing for tracking purposes.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to accept the building purchased by Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector at the time of closing.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Parks and Recreation

Mr. Moody spoke to the Board regarding the Wacasassa channel markers and reported of a company called Preble-Rish, Inc., Consulting Engineers & Surveyors which could assist with the issues relating to the channel markers.  They offered a proposal in the amount of $7,100 to do the initial work if the Board is willing to waive the bid procedures.  Upon completion of their work, bids could be requested for a contractor to get the project started.

 

Atty. Brown stated if estimated construction cost of the project would exceed $300,000, the bid process could not be waived.

 

Mr. Moody responded the estimated cost reported to him by Mr. Weldon would be around $38,000.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to waive the bid process and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement upon review by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Building and Zoning

Comm. Bell stated Building and Zoning will be purchasing two (2) vehicles this fiscal year, 2013-2014, and two (2) additional vehicles in 2014-2015 fiscal year.

 

Construction/Maintenance

The Commissioners discussed replacement of the courthouse front doors, replacement of windows and replacement of the backup generator and the possibility of obtaining a grant for assistance with these expenses.

The estimated costs for repairs provided to Mr. Moody by Jimmy Jones are listed below:

 

Replacement of 50 windows                 $  75,000

Upgrade Generator                               $225,000

Elevator upgrade                                  $195,000

 

Comm. Meeks stated the amount of $10,000 had been given for the cost of replacing the front entry doors to the courthouse.

The Board agreed by consensus to make the replacement of the front entry doors top priority before any of the other above listed items.

 

The Board agreed to have Mr. Moody speak with Mark Johnson at Emergency Management about seeking a grant to help with the expense of window replacement.

 

The Commissioners discussed the possibility of new Courthouse and Health Department construction on the 23 acres purchased by the Board.

 

The Commissioners discussed the advantages and disadvantages of constructing a stand-alone storage facility at the Landfill or purchasing the property and building where the business, M & M equipment existed to offset storage rental expense.

It was requested for Mr. Jones to bring information back to the Board following the 2nd meeting in January on the cost of constructing a building for storage.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:58 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – December 3, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 3, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

113705-113855

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

990,967.47

ROAD

101,209.72

PAL LIBRARY

5,909.86

TRANSPORTATION

50,253.71

911

11,082.25

COURT FACILITIES

1,504.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.40

EMS

36,627.51

FIRE

15,433.32

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,497.01

CDBG

152.00

UTILITIES

1,638.87

CAPITAL PROJECTS

26,304.08

LANDFILL

19,228.46

TOTAL  $ 1,262,191.66

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 22, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 22, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector spoke to the Board informing them of the opportunity and her plans to purchase an existing building in Williston for $130,000.  This building will house the Williston Branch Tax Collector’s Office.  Upon purchase of the property, the Tax Collector will transfer the property to the Board.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Petition SSA 13-01:  Request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres on parcel 09656-000-00 (Blue Grotto Property LLC) from the Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Petition SSA 13-01, a request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres on parcel 09656-000-00 (Blue Grotto Property LLC) from the Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

 

Dave Myler, Managing Member and Owner of Blue Grotto Property, LLC spoke to the Board stating although the total property is 14.08 acres, the reason for requesting a land use designation change on 9.9 acres is so it will quality for a small land use change.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there were any members of the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition as presented.  There were none.

 

Clay Sweger, a Planner with Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc. spoke to the Board stating the change of land use designation to the property eliminates the possibility of there ever being a water bottling plant on this property.

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board Ordinance 2013-04 is the Ordinance approving the Petition and needs to be stated in the motion.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Petition SSA 13-01 by Ordinance 2013-04 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens voted NO.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Update report on status of the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

 

Mr. Vanzant gave an update on the County’s two (2) outstanding CDBG projects; the Tarafa project and the Hammock project.  Mr. Vanzant replaces Mr. Winter as the Representative for Levy County’s CDBG Program.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request Board approval and authorize Chair to sign Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc.  The purpose of the Scope of Services and Agreement is to provide supplemental geotechnical site evaluation services related to a failing septic tank drain field of a single family residential property that has been qualified and has received rehabilitation construction under the County’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc.  The Agreement is to allow evaluation services regarding the septic tank drain field on the Tarafa Project.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

BETH GORDON

 

Discussion regarding the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline for methane gas to be built in Levy County. – TABLED –

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Discussion on bids submitted for Development Department Software.

 

Mr. Hammod requested the Board allow line item adjustments to the Development Department budget for the purchase of software as the only qualifying bid which met the requirements is $5,000 more than was budgeted.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the budget amendment for the Development Department as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval of the Board to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement.  This is a non-match grant in the amount of $10,900 to be used for planning, training and exercises.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the State Homeland Security Program Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request Board approval and signature for the 5311 Joint Participation Agreement in the amount of $395,844, total to be paid at 50%, $197,922.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval and signature for the 5311 Joint Participation Agreement to be used for fuel and repairs.  This is a 50/50 grant and the amount to be received is $197,922.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion for approval and signature for the 5311 Joint Participation Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval from the Board to accept a donation of a 24 x 80’ mobile home from Air Methods.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to accept the donation of a 24 x 80’ mobile home from Air Methods.  This mobile home will be used to house a seventh (7th) EMS crew in the Fanning Springs area.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the donation of a 24 x 80’ mobile home from Air Methods as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the ProCare Stryker Service Agreement.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the ProCare Stryker Service Agreement which will cover parts, labor, travel and unscheduled service and product equipment checklists for the new Stryker power stretchers for seven (7) years.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion for approval and the Chairman’s signature on the ProCare Stryker Service Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request authorization for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application for Levy County EMS.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application for Levy County EMS which is a 95/5 grant.   The total amount the county would pay is $12,526.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application for Levy County EMS as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

  1. Request authorization for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application for Levy County Fire.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application for Levy County Fire, a 90/10 grant.  The total amount the county would pay is $8,894.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant application for Levy County Fire as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Discussion of options for termination of Agreement with Jordan and Associates for administrative services for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Grant awarded to the County and, if necessary, decision on termination.

 

Atty. Brown presented the options for termination of Agreement with Jordan and Associates:

 

  1. Termination for convenience
  2. Termination for cause

 

Both of the above listed options would require 30 day written notice.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to continue moving forward with Jordan and Associates rather than termination of the Agreement at this time.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Diane Garth of Morriston asked how many citizens of Levy County would be affected by the Medicaid Expansion? She stated many could benefit from this and asked if the Commissioners could do anything to make people aware of this.

 

Comm.  Bell suggested Ms. Garth provide her information to the Board office and upon research of this topic, she will be contacted.

 

Dana Sheffield questioned the availability of medical personnel at the EMS station near the Sheriff’s Department.  He stated there were ambulances parked at this location, but no one answered when he knocked on the door.

Mr. Knowles responded those stationed at this location could have been out on a call, however spare units are normally parked at this location.  Mr. Knowles encouraged Mr. Sheffield to call 911 anytime he had an emergency.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner informed everyone of an ongoing problem of groups of individuals taking advantage of citizens by promising to do repair work to driveways or roofs.  The work, if done at all, is poor or not done properly.  He asked the newspaper representatives if information could be printed warning citizens of the dangers of possible scamming.

 

Comm. Stevens spoke of the issue on the agenda from Beth Gordon and the Sabal Trail gas pipeline.

 

Comm. Meeks reminded everyone of upcoming Christmas events:

Chiefland Christmas Festival on December 7th with a parade at 5:00 P.M.

Sons of Amvets, Post 88 “Wreaths Across America” Ceremony at the Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson at 11:00 A.M. on December 14th

Inglis Christmas Parade on December 21st at 5:00 P.M.

 

The North Florida Broadband will be meeting on December 11th at 10:00 A.M. in Lake City at the City Hall.

 

Comm. Bell gave an update of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

Comm. Bell stated the Board will need to select Chairman and Vice Chairman at the next meeting as well as Committees and Board appointments.

Comm. Bell stated the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club is sponsoring the “Rack of Ribs” fundraiser in Chiefland if anyone would like to purchase bar-b-q ribs.

Comm. Bell also reported the pie auction in Cedar Key held by the Junior class was a success.

 

Comm. Stevens informed everyone of the “Light up Williston” festivities at 5:00 P.M. and parade at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 7th.

 

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PRESENTATION

 

Update and ranking of Capital Improvements. –TABLED-

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:10 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 19, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by Comm. Meeks who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

113558-113704

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

57,551.40

ROAD

125,141.94

SHIP

35,551.63

PAL LIBRARY

12,856.33

TRANSPORTATION

1,395.00

COURT FACILITIES

4,418.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

468.51

EMS

26,355.63

FIRE

68,422.71

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

5,733.59

CDBG

3,600.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

107.65

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST IV

4,124.97

CAPITAL PROJECTS

4,348.12

LANDFILL

62,396.47

TOTAL  $    413,050.29

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board hear a non-agenda item from Carol McQueen concerning the Tourist Development Department.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item from Mrs. McQueen.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson voted NO.

 

 

 

Mrs. McQueen stated there is a position available on the Tourist Development Council due to the resignation of City Councilman Jack Screws.  The City of Williston has passed a Resolution appointing Councilman Cal Byrd to the Tourist Development Council to replace Mr. Screws.  Mrs. McQueen requested the Board approve the appointment of Mr. Byrd to the Tourist Development Council.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the appointment of Cal Byrd to the Tourist Development Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

 

Jason Smith, Director

Presentation to Levy County Veterans Service Department for being selected the Small County Veteran Service Office for the year in the State of Florida.

 

Mr. Smith presented an award to the Levy County Veterans Service Department for being selected as the Small County Veteran Service Office for the year in the State of Florida.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green, P.E.

Tentative Five Year Work Program Presentation and announce the Department’s Work Program Open House at the District Office in Lake City on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

Greg Evans, District 2 Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation spoke to the Board before Mr. Green and explained the area of District 2, which Levy County is a part of.

 

Jordan Green spoke to the Board explaining the tentative work program.  Mr. Green announced on Thursday, December 5th from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in Lake City at the District Office there will be a Workshop and Open House to discuss some of the projects in more detail.   Mr. Green then presented the 5-year Transportation Plan to the Board for Levy County.

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE GULF PRESERVE

 

Sally Douglass, Trustee

Request signatures on Owners and Managers form for the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve’s application to be on the Designated Florida Paddling Trail.

 

Ms. Douglass spoke to the Board requesting signatures on the Owners form and Managers form for the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve’s application to be on the Designated Florida Paddling Trail.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to make approve signatures on the Owners form and Managers form as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

HAVEN HOSPICE

 

Vondla Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator

Request the approval of Proclamation 2013-54 recognizing the month of November, 2013 as “National Hospice/Palliative Care Month.”

 

Ms. Sullivan requested Board approval of Proclamation 2013-54 recognizing the month of November, 2013 as “National Hospice/Palliative Care Month.”

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-54 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

Barbara Palmer, Director

Presentation regarding Agency for Persons with Disabilities services and to inquire about a county wide health fair.

 

Ms. Palmer made a presentation to the Board regarding the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and requested assistance in transporting people in Levy County with disabilities.

The Board agreed by consensus to assist with specific requests once they are brought to the Board.  Comm. Bell stated they would be willing to provide support or assistance once they have received direction as to what their role would be.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. On behalf of Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Central Florida Affiliate, request approval to adopt Proclamation 2013-55 recognizing the month of November, 2013 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”

 

Ms. Days requested on behalf of Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Central Florida Affiliate, Board approval to adopt Proclamation 2013-55 recognizing the month of November, 2013 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-55 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of re-appointments and appointments for the Board of Adjustments for Districts 2, 3, 4, and 5.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of re-appointments and appointments for the Board of Adjustments for the districts as listed below:

 

District 2 – Eugene Carter

District 3 – Andrew Carswell

District 4 – Linda J. Cramer

District 5 – Brad Etheridge

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to re-appoint the above listed Board of Adjustments members.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of re-appointments for the Construction Industry Licensing Board for districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of re-appointments for the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the districts as listed below:

 

District 1 – Paula Kennedy

District 2 – Jerry Orenchack

District 3 – Richard Hawthorne

District 4 – Billy Hinote

District 5 – Jared Inman

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve re-appointments for the above listed Construction Industry Licensing Board.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Requesting Board approval to keep the Standard Lobbying Certification form on file at FDOT when funding in excess of $100,000 is received.

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to keep the Standard Lobbying Certification form on file at FDOT when funding in excess of $100,000 is received.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve keeping the Standard Lobbying Certification form on file at FDOT as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Recommend Board of County Commissioners to hear staff present updated report provided by Administrative Consultants Jordan and Associates on status of the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

 

Ms. Neely gave updated information to the Board provided by Jordan and Associates on the status of the County’s CDBG Program.

 

It was requested by the Commissioners for Ms. Neely to have all Jordan and Associates representatives attend the next meeting and Atty. Brown review the Agreement to determine what options the Board has.

 

  1. Request Board approval and authorize Chair to sign agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc.  The purpose of the Scope of Services and Agreement is to provide Supplemental Geotechnical Site Evaluation Services related to a failing septic tank drainfield of a single family residential property that has been qualified and has received rehabilitation construction under the County’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request to authorize the County Attorney to initiate injunction action against owners and operators of 212 Club to cease a commercial use in a residential district and cease any other violations of Levy County Code.

-TABLED-

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported all agreements have been signed between the North Florida Broadband and Affinity.

 

Comm. Bell gave an update on the RESTORE Act.

Mr. Moody added there is a RESTORE Act Committee meeting today at 3:00 P.M. in the Board meeting room.

Comm. Bell stated the dedication of the Veterans Memorial Wall in the lobby was well attended.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:26 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:45 A.M.

 

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PRESENTATION

 

Comm. Bell stated some of the items on the list are not Capital Improvement items.  Some have already been approved or budgeted.  The purpose of the list is to give the Commissioners an idea of where they are with the budget.

 

Supervisor of Elections – not budgeted

The Board discussed the purchase of Election Equipment as had been provided by Tammy Jones.  The agreed by consensus to have Atty. Brown review the agreement and bring to the next Board meeting for approval.

 

Transit Department – not budgeted

Connie Conley spoke to the Board regarding the need for additional office space as well as additional maintenance space.

 

 

 

Automobile Purchases – budgeted items

Animal Control – 1 4 x 4 truck

County Agent – 1 4 x 4 truck

Development – 2 SUV’s

Parks/Mosquito Control – 1 4 x 4 truck

Road – 3 4 x 2 trucks

 

Development Department – not budgeted

Bill Hammond stating the greatest need for his department is a generator.  The cost of a generator the size needed would run between $25,000-$50,000.  The Development Department is also in need of more space, which would cost about $120,000, a new copy machine, which would cost about $7,500, computers and a zoning map which could cost as much as $25,000.

 

Emergency Management

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase eight (8) tablets for the County’s Damage Assessment Team with Homeland Security Grant funds in the amount of $799.99 each from Best Buy.

Mr. Johnson stated he would like to purchase Emergency Operation Center Chairs and Workstation Lighting using Duke Energy Funds.  The cost would be $12,367.37 from OEC.

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase conference tables and storage cabinets using Duke Energy Funds from Morgan Office Center in the amount of $3,442.64.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchases for Emergency Management as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Planning – not budgeted

Shenley Neely stated there were several items needed for the Planning Department:

Geographical Informational System (GIS) workstation; $5,000

GIS Plotter; $8,000

Building/Office space; approximately 300 sq. ft. per employee; 4 full time employees

Vehicle for SHIP Department; $20,000

 

Public Safety – budgeted items

Mr. Knowles stated the projected cost of remodeling CDPS Fire Station #2 would be $35,000 and would utilize EMS Impact Fee funds.

Mr. Knowles referred to items planned for this budget year and spoke of modification of a modular building which is being donated by the School Board and will be placed at property which can be leased at CR 336 and CR 345.  The property owner is only looking for the yearly property taxes to be paid.  This would facilitate the Otter Creek, Fowlers Bluff and Rosewood areas.  With the Board’s approval, the lease agreement can be done.  The amount of $26,300 has been budgeted for Capital Improvements for this year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the item as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Other projects will include improvements to other stations such as replacing roofs.  These projects will be done over the next five (5) years.

 

Mr. Knowles stated he is planning to staff a 7th transport unit in the Fanning Springs area.  One this can be done, he will then split the Bronson Station by placing one of their units in the Morriston area.  There is a building next to the Fire Station in Morriston which can be remodeled and used for living quarters.  The cost would be about $35,000.

After speaking to the Fire Chief in Fanning Springs they are willing to provide a space in which a double wide mobile home can be placed.  With the Board’s approval, a double wide mobile home can be acquired by a donation from Air Methods.  There will be $12,500 from the Impact Fee Funds to establish the mobile home as an EMS Station.

 

After question by Dana Sheffield of the cost for the 7th transport, Mr. Knowles responded the total cost for the unit, including staffing, utilities, certifications and training will be $468,000.  Mr. Knowles explained what he has requested for now is to move forward with establishing the facility itself.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to allow Mr. Knowles to move forward with the Fanning Springs item as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to allow improvements to be made for living quarters at the Morriston Fire Station.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Parks & Recreation – not budgeted

Matt Weldon spoke to the Board concerning the Waccasassa Channel Markers.  The cost to replace the markers would be around $30,000 – $40,000.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to allow Mr. Weldon to move forward with this item and obtain RFP’s.

 

Road Department – not budgeted

Mr. Moody stated he was informed by the City Manager from the City of Williston they are doing some work at the Williston Airport.  Through surveys, it was determined there were two county roads: NE 170th Avenue and NE 20th Street, which are partially on airport property.  The total acreage is about 5.4 acres and the FAA has placed a value of about $43,200 for the property.  Rather than buying the property from the City of Williston, Mr. Moody stated an alternative is to trade out the amount by resurfacing two nearby roads, with the approval of the Board.

 

The Board agreed by consensus for Mr. Greenlee to work on a trade-out with Williston.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated the quotes received for budgeted vehicle purchases had been received and White Ford offered the best price.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated they have been having some trouble with the trimming equipment and would rather make a purchase of a trimming tractor than the earlier planned purchases of other equipment.  The expected amount to purchase a trimming tractor would be about $100,000.

 

It was agreed by the Board to have Mr. Greenlee get prices for a trimming tractor.

 

Construction/Maintenance – not budgeted

Mr. Shipp brought to the Commissioners attention, the safety issue with the Civil Department and the lack of space on the court side of the building.

Mr. Shipp stated improvements are needed such as space, expansion, and wiring, but if it is decided by the Board to build a new facility, these improvements can wait.

 

Mr. Jones states an estimated cost to remodel the Civil Department of the Clerk’s office would be around $30,000.

Mr. Jones stated an estimated cost to replace the old windows in the building would be around $75,000.

The estimated cost to replace the back-up generator for the Courthouse and wiring for the building would be around $225,000.

Mr. Jones discussed the need for an upgrade of the freight elevator and stated the replacement cost would be $195,000.  The entrance doors for the building are in need of replacement and this estimated cost would be $10,000.

Mr. Jones recommended a stand-alone storage unit for the courthouse.  This could be built at the Landfill.  A 50 x 90 building could be constructed for a cost of $16,800.

 

The Commissioners discussed the proposed Courthouse property purchase.  The Commissioners agreed by consensus to designate $25,000 to get a site plan done for a new courthouse on the 21 acres which had previously been purchased for this purpose.

 

Ag. Department

Mr. Fuller spoke to the Board concerning the need for expansion of the conference room at the Ag. Center.

 

Automobile Purchases

The vehicles listed below have been budgeted for purchase this fiscal year:

Animal Control – 1 4 x 4 truck

County Agent – 1 4 x 4 truck

Development – 2 SUV’s

Parks/Mosquito Control – 1 4 x 4 truck

Road – 3 4 x 2 trucks

 

Sheila Rees stated to the Board some other Courthouse issues which will need to be addressed:

 

Fleet management                                 Air conditioning systems

Air conditioning systems                        Carpeting

UPS Backup                                        Water Systems (Manatee and University Oaks)

Electrical Issues                                    Lighting in the courthouse

 

The Commissioners agreed to review the issues and discuss further at the next meeting which items could be taken care of first.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:41 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 5, 2013

REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

Chairman Ryan Bell
Comm. John Meeks
Comm. Mike Joyner
Comm. Danny Stevens
Comm. Chad Johnson

Also present were:
County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody
Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:02 A.M. Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

EXPENDITURES

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

CHECK NUMBER 113399-113557
FUND AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,361,872.82
ROAD 58,016.10
PAL LIBRARY 1,982.74
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 10,126.86
TRANSPORTATION 9,160.08
911 36,667.66
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 383.40
EMS 26,546.03
FIRE 13,095.95
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 6,388.52
CDBG 4,770.46
UTILITIES 143.81
COMMUNICATION 67.37
ADD COURT COSTS 1,967.44
CAPITAL PROJECTS 15,919.58
LANDFILL 7,165.90
TOTAL $ 1,554,289.72
MINUTES

The minutes of the Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting on October 15, 2013 were presented to the Board for approval.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting held on October 15, 2013 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Ivan Chubb informed everyone of the Veteran’s Day Parade coming up on November 11th in Cedar Key which will start at 11:00 A.M.
PUBLIC HEARING

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

Atty. Brown conducted the swearing in of the audience.

Bill Hammond, Development Department Director
Petition No. Sept 1-13; requesting approval for a Special Entertainment Event Permit for the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival.

Grace Romero presented on behalf of Mr. Hammond the request for Board approval of a Special Entertainment Event Permit for the Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival to be held on November 23, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Sept 1-13 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Shenley Neely, Planning Director
Petition SSA 13-01; request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres from the Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Petition SSA 13-01, a request to change the land use designation on 9.9 acres from Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C).

The Commissioners agreed to Table this item and reschedule for the Regular Meeting on November 19th.
JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

Jeffrey Winter, Project Manager
Presentation of monthly progress report on the county’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Mr. Winter provided a monthly update on the county’s CDBG Program projects, including the Tarafa project.
NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

David Pieklik, Director
Progress report presentation.

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the annual Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. followed by a quarterly report.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections
Request approval for purchase of voting equipment and request approval for award of Request for Proposal to Dominion Voting.

Mrs. Jones invited everyone to attend the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in the courthouse on November 15th at 10:00 A.M.

Mrs. Jones then requested Board approval for the purchase of voting equipment and to award the Request for Proposal to Dominion Voting. The total proposed amount is $275,225 and they will have a trade-in credit for software license credit in the amount of $34,125.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the RFP and accept Dominion Voting for the voting machines. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Stevens asked Mrs. Jones to speak with Mrs. Rees in finance and Atty. Brown to discuss the financial and legal details of the purchase to then bring to the Board at a Workshop. The Commissioners agreed to schedule a Capital Projects Workshop on November 19th at 1:00 P.M. and will discuss the details of this purchase further.
WITHLACOOCHEE GULF PRESERVE

Sally Douglas, Trustee
Request signatures on Owners and Managers form for the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve’s application to be on the Designated Florida Paddling Trail. – TABLED –
DEPARTMENT REPORTS

CORRESPONDENCE

Satori Days
A. Request approval to appoint Julie Rose, Veteran Service Officer, as an alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board in the Veteran’s Category.

Ms. Days requested Board approval to appoint Julie Rose, Veteran Service Officer, as an alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board in the Veteran’s Category.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Julie Rose as alternate to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission.

Ms. Days requested Board approval to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Phil E. Parker to the Planning Commission as requested. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request Board direction on our continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership, membership dues of $2,063.40, (requested by 12/1/2013).

Ms. Days requested Board direction on continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership by paying the membership dues of $2,063.40.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve paying the membership dues of $2,063.40 continuing participation with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.
LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

Connie Conley, General Manager
Request approval for updated and revised Substance Abuse and Policy Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit Employees.

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval for the updated and revised Substance Abuse Policy-Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit employees.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the updated and revised Substance Abuse Policy-Zero Tolerance for Levy County Transit Employees. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
LIBRARY

Lisa Brasher, Director
A. Discuss and direction regarding the Interlocal Agreement with Chiefland.

Ms. Brasher requested Board direction and discussion regarding a revision of the Interlocal Agreement with Chiefland.

The Board agreed the current Interlocal Agreement with the City of Chiefland will not change as there has been no formal contract or agreement filed with the Board of County Commissioners.

B. Presentation concerning Putnam, Alachua, Levy (PAL) Library Co-Operative.

Ms. Brasher made a presentation to the Board concerning the Putnam, Alachua, Levy (PAL) Library Co-Operative.

PLANNING

Shenley Neely, Planning Director
Request to approve submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for the Grant Agreement Number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F 05, (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3).

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity, Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for the Grant Agreement Number 12DB-Q5-05-48-01-F 05 (Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3).

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve submittal to the DEO Modification Number 4 to the Subgrant Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.
PUBLIC SAFETY

David Knowles, Director
A. Request Board approval to purchase two Stryker Power Stretchers and two Stryker Stair Chairs.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) Stryker Power Stretchers and two (2) Stryker Stair Chairs.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) Stryker Power Stretchers and two (2) Stryker Stair Chairs as requested. Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request Board approval to purchase one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck from Odyssey Automotive Speciality.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of one side door cabinet for the EMS Battalion Truck as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request Board approval to purchase two ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units. These units are enhanced black boxes used to provide feedback on driving performance which will be utilized to coach individuals and provide behavior modification training.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) ZOLL RescueNet Road Safety Units as requested. Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

D. Quarterly Report Presentation.

Mr. Knowles gave a Quarterly Report presentation to the Board.
COUNTY ATTORNEY

Anne Bast Brown
Ratify actions of County Attorney regarding comments on the U.S. Department of the Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”), including decision to decline to request extension of deadline and submittal of final comments.

Atty. Brown requested the Board ratify her comments submitted regarding the U.S. Department of Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”). She informed the Board she had decided it was not necessary request an extension of deadline.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury from Atty. Brown regarding draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”). Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.
COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Meeks stated there is a North Florida Broadband meeting coming up next Wednesday.

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone for their participation in the Beast Feast.

Comm. Bell asked for a consensus of the Commissioners to send a letter which he provided for their review to each of the municipalities requesting their involvement on a small team tasked with considering potential partnerships and resources needed to make the communities a preferred place to start or grow a business.

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to send the letter as presented by Comm. Bell to each of the municipalities in the county.

Mr. Moody reminded the Commissioners next Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. the Board will be leading an Executive Session for Union negations.
Mr. Moody also reminded everyone Representative Yoho will be in Chiefland tonight.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:43 A.M.

ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LEVY COUNTY, FL
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Clerk of Court: Danny J. Shipp

 

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Chairman: Ryan Bell

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 22, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 22, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

113246-113398

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

236,389.15

ROAD

64,963.31

SHIP

252.97

PAL LIBRARY

23,585.22

TRANSPORTATION

36,687.99

COURT FACILITIES

249.90

PROGRESS ENERGY

634.79

EMS

58,425.78

FIRE

40,038.29

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

9,388.03

CDBG

300.00

UTILITIES

1,713.49

DRUG TASK FORCE

450.00

COMMUNICATION

3,339.35

ADD COURT COSTS

1,941.78

CAPITAL PROJECTS

14,669.50

LANDFILL

74,602.76

TOTAL  $    567,632.31

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for meetings of the Board of County Commissioners as listed below were presented to the Board for approval:

 

Regular Meeting           October 8, 2013                                  Regular Meeting           September 17, 2013

Public Hearing  September 16, 2013                             Special Meeting            September 30, 2013

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting on October 8,2013, with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Public Hearing on September 16, 2013, the Regular Meeting on September 17, 2013 and the Special Meeting on September 30, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request authorization for the Director to electronically sign for submission of the State Farm Safety Grant application.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Director to electronically sign for submission of the State Farm Safety Grant application in the amount of $10,779.89. Mr. Knowles stated this is a 100% grant with no match and will be used for dual vision vehicle cameras with monitoring and tracking capabilities.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Public Safety Director to electronically sign for submission of the State Farm Safety Grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, FL, manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, FL manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles using the Florida Sheriff’s Association Contract Bid for a total of $254,762.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) new Type III Ambulances as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the Government Entity Tower License Agreement between Pinnacle Towers LLC, and Levy County.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Government Entity Tower License Agreement between Pinnacle Towers LLC, and Levy County.  The agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the Crowne Castle tower facility in Chiefland.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Government Entity Tower License Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Ivan Chubb announced the 4th Annual Veterans Day Parade will be in Cedar Key November 11th at 11:00 A.M.  Parade line-up will start at 10:00 A.M.

 

 

UNITED STATES WAR DOG ASSOCIATION

 

Barbara Snow, Director

Recognition to honor “Honey” the Wonder Dog.  She is a medical service dog assigned to Michael Gaither.

 

Mrs. Snow made a presentation to the Board honoring all Hero dogs who help keep us safe, secure, free and provide assistance to Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and to especially honor “Honey” who has received two (2) National awards.

 

Mrs. Snow also informed the Board a Volunteer Program is being implemented in schools to educate children about service dogs.

 

VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS POST #5625

 

Mike Grimes, Commander

Request the approval of Proclamation 2013-53 recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 10-16, 2013.

 

Mrs. Haines spoke to the Board on behalf of Mr. Grimes and requested approval of Proclamation 2013-53, recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 10-16, 2013.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-53 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Haines stated the VFW Post #5625 and its Auxiliaries asks all Levy County citizens to remember all our veterans who have bravely served our country and those men and women currently on active duty in service to our country.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate, Tax Collector

Request to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested Board approval to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses until fees start to come in from yearly taxes.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Tax Collector’s office to retain $125,000 of Operating Expenses as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOWN OF BRONSON

 

Kelli Brettel, Clerk

Request approval for three (3) Easements for the Town of Bronson’s commercial sewer expansion project.  Parcel numbers, 0329-00-000, 03304-00-000, 06568-00-000.

 

Ms. Brettel requested Board approval for three (3) Easements for the Town of Bronson’s commercial sewer expansion project.  The Town of Bronson has been given a USDA loan in the amount of $2.8 million for this project.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the three (3) Easements for the Town of Bronson as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

David Abramowitz, Northeast Regional Managing Director

Presentation regarding the closing of the DCF lobby in Chiefland effective March, 2014.

 

Mr. Abramowitz spoke to the Board informing them of the closing of the Florida Department of Children & Families’ walk-in lobby in Chiefland effective March, 2014.  DCF has established an ACCESS Community Partner network which is available to facilitate individual’s application for ACCESS benefits.  There will still be walk-in sites providing public computer.  The sites will be at churches, Workforce Connection and other facilities with volunteers available to assist individuals with applications.

 

 

FOREST PARK III PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

David Marshall, Vice President

Request to obtain road signs for private roads maintained by Forest Park III POA, Inc.

 

Mr. Marshall spoke to the Board on behalf of Forest Park, III Property Owners Association, Inc. requesting assistance with the cost of new road signs for the community.  They would also like to change the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph in the subdivision for safety.

 

Mr. Greenlee provided a quote for the cost of signs made by the Road Department in the amount of $1,619.55.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to provide signs for Forest Park III POA, Inc. at the county’s cost.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Update and direction on Aqui Property.

 

Mr. Moody provided an update to the Board on the Aqui property and to request direction regarding the possibility of purchasing the property.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to proceed with the acquisition of the Aqui property.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens upon the condition of all information regarding the purchase of the property undergo review of Atty. Brown.  The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone the Legislative Delegation will be next Tuesday, October 29th at 9:00 A.M. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. Request approval to appoint Eileen Senecal to the WellFlorida Council in the consumer category to represent Levy County.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval to appoint Eileen Senecal to the WellFlorida Council in the consumer category to represent Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Eileen Senecal to the WellFlorida Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. On behalf of Catholic Charities Gainesville, requesting Board approval to sign a Certification of Local Government approval for Nonprofit Organizations regarding an Emergency Shelter Grant through the Department of Children and Families. – TABLED –

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request permission to purchase three (3) trucks for the Road Department. – TABLED –

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Request approval for Amendment to the agreement with Heliconia Press to produce a Kayak Fishing TV Show in Yankeetown that was passed on September 3, 2013.  Amendment will extend the production time for the TV Kayak Fishing Show to be produced.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval for Amendment to the Agreement with Heliconia Press to produce a Kayak Fishing TV Show in Yankeetown.  The Amendment will change the production date and distribution of the two (2) episodes.  Production of the two (2) episodes will take place between November 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Agreement with Heleconia Press as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-51 certifying that the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-51 allowing the reduction of permit processing fees with the Water Management Districts and the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-51 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discussion and decision on Resolution 2013-52, establishing an agenda and public participation policy for meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Atty. Brown requested discussion by the Board and a decision on Resolution 2013-52, establishing an agenda and public participation policy for meetings of the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he would like to change the wording on Page 2, item number 6 from “the Chair of the Board having the final authority to determine the appropriate Board meeting agenda on which to place any proposed item” to read “the County Coordinator will have the final authority to determine the appropriate Board meeting agenda on which to place any proposed agenda item.  The other change is on Page 7, item s) adding the wording “or a majority of the Board” after “The Chair or Vice-Chair”.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-52 with the revisions as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discussion and direction regarding settlement of outstanding jail liens when presented to County Attorney.

 

Atty. Brown requested discussion and direction from the Board regarding settlement of outstanding jail liens when presented to County Attorney.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks made a motion to authorize Atty. Brown to bring no settlement offers for jail liens to the Board and to direct all requests for settlement of outstanding jail liens to the Board office for review before being placed on an agenda to present their request to the Board.  If approved by the Board, Atty. Brown would then prepare necessary documents to be recorded.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discussion and decision regarding comments on the U.S. Department of the Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act (“Treasury Rules”) including authorizing County Attorney to submit a request for an extension to the deadline for comments on the Treasury rules and, if necessary, to submit comments based on comments from other counties and the Gulf Consortium.

 

Atty. Brown requested discussion ad a decision regarding comments on the U.S. Department of the Treasury draft rules implementing the RESTORE Act.  Atty. Brown also requested Board authorization for her to request an extension to the deadline for comments on the Treasury rules and, if necessary, to submit comments based on comments from other counties and the Gulf Consortium.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to grant authorization as requested by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the three (3) events taking place this Saturday:

  1. LARC – Ride to Provide Event
  2. Morriston Baptist Church – Feed the Community Event
  3. Levy County Education Foundation – Beast Feast

 

Comm. Meeks reported the private business partner, Affinity accepted the North Florida Broadband contract.  Comm. Meeks also reported the BHS Homecoming parade will be at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday.  He invited everyone to come to the Homecoming football game on Friday night.

 

Comm. Bell

  1. Request appointment for a Value Adjustment Board alternate member from the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Comm. Bell requested the appointment of one of the Commissioners to serve as an alternate member to the Value Adjustment Board.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to appoint Comm. Meeks as an alternate member to the Value Adjustment Board for the Board of County Commissioners.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell stated there is a VAB meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 

  1. Request the approval for the Value Adjustment Board Business Representative selected by the School Board of Levy County.

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval of Natalie Thomas, the Business Representative selected by the School Board of Levy County.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Natalie Thomas to the Value Adjustment Board as Business Representative.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell reminded the Commissioners the special presentation on Sunshine Laws, Public Records and Ethics Issues start at 1:00 P.M. today and will be presented by Atty. Brown.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:12 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Special Meeting – October 15, 2013

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 15, 2013

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Jeffrey Winter, Project Manager

Address results of testing regarding the Tarafa project; issue previously discussed at the October 8, 2013 Regular Meeting.

 

Mr. Winter spoke to the Board of the results of testing regarding the Tarafa project as previously discussed at the October 8th Regular Meeting.  Mr. Winter stated the Geotech Engineer’s report indicated there is a confining soil layer which is responsible for the septic systems failure and saturation of the drain field.  GSE Engineering and Consulting submitted a report to Jordan and Associates on October 9th identifying three (3) options

 

  1. Reduce water consumption by providing low-flow, no-flow toilets; low-flow shower heads and other measures to reduce water consumption in the home.

 

  1. Over excavate the confining soil which was dredged from the canal for this parcel of land and do some modeling to determine if this could reduce the septic fluids rising and breaking out the sides of the mound and going into the roadway.

 

  1. Breach through the confining layer of peat material and organic soil up to 30 feet.

 

A proposal received yesterday for a supplemental geotechnical site evaluation, October 14th outlined the cost of option #2 at a cost of $2,200.  If this option is not possible, the county could take advantage of mobilizing GSE Engineering on site to do supplementary testing to bore up to 30 feet below land surface to determine if option #3 would be feasible.  The cost of option #3 would be an additional $1,000.

 

Mr. Winter requested the Board approve Modification #3 to extend the grant for the time necessary to conduct the supplemental testing.  Upon receiving the engineer’s report and scope of work the issue can be corrected and move forward with getting the contract completed.

 

Ronald VanZant of Jordan and Associates spoke to the Board regarding options other than what has been presented to complete the project.

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell passed the gavel to Vice Chairman Johnson and made a motion to award Jordan and Associates a six (6) month extension, a letter to be prepared and sent to the DEO for a six (6) month extension for Levy County by Jordan and Associates, to set a ceiling of $10,000 maximum expense without future contact of the Board and a 30 day minimum “report card” to the Board of the progress of this project.  Comm. Bell included in his motion the approval of Modification #3 to Subgrant Agreement between the DEO and Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks.

After discussion, Comm. Bell amended his motion to change the 30 day minimum reporting of Jordan and Associates to the Board to reflect the requirement of 15 day reporting via e-mail or fax every 30 days in person to Ms. Neely or to the Board.

Vice-Chairman Johnson called for vote by the Commissioners and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Clarify funds approved for RAD, as presented by Lt. Tremblay during the July 2, 2013 Budget Workshop; as $3,000 for fiscal year 2013-14.

 

Mr. Moody brought to the attention of the Board a request for funding of the RAD Program presented by Lt. Tremblay during the July 2, 2013 Budget Workshop.  The amount requested of $3,000 will be expended by submitting purchase orders for items needed.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve $3,000 to be used for expenditures submitted for payment by the RAD Program.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:04 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 8, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 8, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

113155-113245

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,582,906.78

ROAD

68,568.33

TRANSPORTATION

8,174.30

911

11,082.25

COURT FACILITIES

125.00

EMS

8,518.50

FIRE

443.35

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

480.56

UTILITIES

328.08

LANDFILL

54.70

TOTAL $  1,680,681.85

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held on September 3, 2013 and the Public Hearing held on September 11, 2013 were presented to the Board for approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on September 3, 2013 with corrections as stated, and the Public Hearing held on September 11, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Atty. Brown administered the swearing in of audience members wishing to speak for or against any of the petitions being presented.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication regarding the petitions being presented.

Comm. Stevens[1] and Comm. Meeks[2] both had ex-parte communication regarding item B.

 

Comm. Bell[3], Comm. Joyner[4], Comm. Stevens, Comm. Meeks, and Comm. Johnson[5] all had ex-parte communication regarding item C.

 

Bill Hammond, Director

  1. Petition FP 3-13:  FP 3-13 Croft Land Surveying representing Jerry/Linda Orenchek, petitioning the Board a Final Plat of “Oak Manor Estates, Replat of Lots 9 and 10”, a residential subdivision located in Section 2, Township 11S, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 13.78 acres more or less.  This plat will consist of 2 residential lots.  The zoning designation is “A/RR” Agriculture/Rural Residential.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of Petition FP 3-13: Croft Land Surveying representing Jerry/Linda Orenchek for a Final Plat of “Oak Manor Estates, Replat of Lots 9 and 10”.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against Petition FP 3-13.  There were none.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Petition FP 3-13 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Petition SE 1-13:  CHW, Inc. representing Grady and Audrey Dean and Wilbur and Candace Dean, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow a 350’ Radio Broadcasting Tower for a Christian Radio Station, on a parcel of land located in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 13 and the E ½ of Section 24, Township 12S, Range 16E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 266.62 acres more or less.  This parcel is located in an “FRR” Forestry/Rural Residential zone.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of Petition SE 1-13:  CHW, Inc. representing Grady and Audrey Dean and Wilbur and Candace Dean for a Special Exception to allow a 350’ Radio Broadcasting Tower for a Christian Station on a parcel of land as stated in the description above.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against Petition SE 1-13.

 

Craig Frazier of CHW, Inc. spoke to the Board stating they are in agreement with the conditions proposed by staff.

 

Pastor Ted Mayer of Calgary Chapel in Gainesville, stated he was happy to have a Christian radio station in the Bronson area.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Petition SE 1-13 with the exceptions as set forth by staff.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Petition SE 2-13:  SE 2-13 Frank A. Marino, Jr. petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow On-Premise Sales and Consumption of Alcohol in a Chartered or Incorporated Private Country Club or Lodge (also known as Scooter Haven Country Club, Inc.), on a parcel of land located in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 34, Township 16S, Range 16E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 45.04 acres more or less.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of Petition SE 2-13: Frank A. Marino, Jr. petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow on-premise sales and consumption of alcohol in a chartered or incorporated private country club or lodge (also known as Scooter Haven Country Club, Inc.).

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak for or against Petition SE 2-13.

 

Those who spoke are listed below:

 

For                                          Against

Frank Marino, Jr.                             Carl Roof, Sr.

Tina Bracewell                                Carl Roof, Jr.

Jesse Bracewell                             Catherine Roof

Mitch Gerardi                                    Pam Willis

Robert Rohr

Linda Kirkland

Sue Markus

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Order to Approve Petition SE 2-13 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Meeks                      Comm. Stevens

Comm. Bell                           Comm. Joyner

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Order to Deny Petition SE 2-13.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Meeks

Comm. Joyner                          Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Jeffrey Winter, Project Manager

  1. Request approval of the Request for Modification #3 Package to extend the County’s CDBG Agreement by 6 months to afford the additional time necessary to complete the remaining Housing Rehabilitation Projects.

 

Mr. Winters requested Board approval of a Request for Modification #3 Package extending the County’s CDBG Agreement by 6 months.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to deny the Request for Modification #3 Package extending the County’s CDBG Agreement by 6 months.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the votes were as follows:

Yes                                          No

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Bell

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Johnson

Comm. Joyner

 

The Commissioners agreed to allow Jordan & Associates to if the project can be done and notify Ms. Neely by this Friday.  Ms. Neely will then let the Commissioners know if a Special Meeting is necessary.  If a Special Meeting is necessary, it will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th at 9:00 A.M.

 

  1. Request Board approval for the “Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents” between Wilma Jean Hammock (Owner), Donle Enterprises, Inc. (Original Contractor), and Levy County (CDBG Sub-recipient).

 

  1. Request Board approval of the Recommendation of Award Package to include any applicable waiver(s) to the county’s adopted Housing Assistance Plan (HAP) and authorization to execute Contract Documents for the LC-05: Hammock Project.

 

 

Mr. Winter requested Board approval for the “Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents” between Wilma Jean Hammock, Donle Enterprises, Inc., and Levy County.  Mr. Winter also requested Board approval of the Recommendation of Award Package to include any applicable waiver(s) to the county’s adopted Housing Assistance Plan and authorization to execute Contract Documents for the LC-05: Hammock Project.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Letter of Mutual Agreement for Termination of Contract Documents, the Recommendation of Award Package and authorization to execute Contract Documents as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval Supplemental Agreement 13-05 between Levy County and Passero Associates, LLC for the Runway 5-23 Pavement Rehabilitation, MIRLs, Lighted Airfield Guidance Signs, and REILs.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Supplemental Agreement, 13-05 between Levy County and Passero Associates, LLC for the Runway 5-23 Pavement Rehabilitation, MIRLS, Lighted Airfield Guidance Signs, and REILs.  Mr. Moody explained this Agreement is part of the DOT funding for rehab of the Cedar Key Airport.  The amount of the Agreement is $82,000, which is $75,000 for design and bidding, $3,500 for topographic survey and $3,500 for geotechnical consulting.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Supplemental Agreement 13-05 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Recommend approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2014.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for Planning services needed through September 30, 2014.

 

Mr. Jerrels also requested approval for the renewal of the Levy County Service Agreement for Solid Waste with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 for the Planning Department and Solid Waste Department as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request Board approval for the renewal of Levy County’s Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

This item approved with the Planning Department’s request.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the amended License Agreement between American Towers, LLC, and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the amended License Agreement between American Towers, LLC, and the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.  Amendments to the agreement include the effective date and an Exhibit A Form which shows equipment specifications and requirements.  The agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the Gulf Hammock tower facility.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the amended License Agreement between American Towers, LLC and the Levy County BOCC and Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the Government Entity Tower License Agreement between Pinnacle Towers, and Levy County. – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of Agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act.

 

Atty. Brown stated after the next Board Meeting on October 22nd at 1:00 P.M. she will be conducting a seminar on Sunshine Reports and Records and a general review on Ethics.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the Agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Engineering and Related Services for the RESTORE Act.  The services pursuant to the Agreement will be based on a work order basis, with no amount due unless a work order is approved and authorizes the County Coordinator to approve work orders for amounts up to $5,000.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast on October 26th.  He is working with Leslie Sturmer to get clams to serve.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone the Morriston Baptist Church will have a Community Fish Fry on October 26th.  Comm. Joyner proposed a challenge to the other Commissioners to wear pink sometime this month for Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone of the LARC “Ride to Provide” event on October 26th.

 

Comm. Meeks stated there is a North Florida Broadband meeting tomorrow at 4:00 P.M. in Lake City which he will be attending.

 

Mr. Moody stated there is a Legislative Delegation meeting on October 29th at 9:30 A.M. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:07 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 


[1] Comm. Stevens

[2] Comm. Meeks

[3] Comm. Bell

[4] Comm. Joyner

[5] Comm. Johnson

BOCC Special Meeting – September 30, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

112994-113154

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

623,288.40

ROAD

69,202.30

SHIP

5,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

33,998.31

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

37,893.89

EMS

66,129.28

FIRE

49,298.54

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,357.46

UTILITIES

1,142.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

621.83

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – EMS

9,681.51

CAPITAL PROJECTS

38,332.22

LANDFILL

22,793.48

TOTAL $     961,325.56

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy/Finance Director

Final Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

  1. Request approval for Resolution 2013-49 to authorize the Clerk to retain fees related to Title IV-D Child Support Collection and Enforcement.

 

Ann Moody requested Board approval on behalf of Mr. Shipp of Resolution 2013-49 to authorize the Clerk to retain fees related to Title IV-D Child Support Collection and Enforcement.  Mrs. Moody explained the Clerk currently gives the excess amount collected for processing child support fees back to the Board at the end of the year, if any.  The Clerk would like to retain these fees in an effort to fund this department without additional money from the Board.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-49 with the correction to paragraph 2 as stated by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for the agreement between the Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem for the renewal and amendment of lease.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of the Renewal and Amendment of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem with the addition of section 1.2 giving the right to terminate the Lease with 60 days written notice.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Renewal and Amendment of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Requesting approval for Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the SHIP Annual Reports as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board appoint two commissioners as members to the Value Adjustment Board.  Comm. Bell stated he and Comm. Joyner had served last year and he was willing to serve again this year.  Comm. Joyner stated he would also be willing to serve again.  The Citizen/Homestead representative appointed by the Commissioners last year was Skipper Henderson and is willing to serve again.  The School Board representative is Robert Philpot for this year.  The School Board will appoint one Business representative and notify the Board once this is done.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell and Comm. Joyner from the Board of County Commissioners, Skipper Henderson as the Homestead representative and Robert Philpot as the School Board representative on the Value Adjustment Board.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone October 26th will be a busy day as there are several events are scheduled around the county.  The Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast, the LARC “Ride to Provide” event and the Morriston Baptist “Church Feed the Community” event will all be taking place on this day.

 

Atty. Brown stated to the Board she will be conducting Ethics Training Seminars and will let them know when these will be scheduled.  Constitutional Officers are welcome to attend.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:25 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 17, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

112994-113154

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

623,288.40

ROAD

69,202.30

SHIP

5,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

33,998.31

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

37,893.89

EMS

66,129.28

FIRE

49,298.54

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,357.46

UTILITIES

1,142.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

621.83

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – EMS

9,681.51

CAPITAL PROJECTS

38,332.22

LANDFILL

22,793.48

TOTAL $     961,325.56

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes of the Board of County Commissioners were presented for Board approval:

 

Regular Board Meeting, August 20, 2013                     Public Hearing, September 5, 2013

Special Meeting, August 30, 2013

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve minutes listed above of the Board of County Commissioners as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

Request selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) members. – TABLED –

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Progress Report Presentation

 

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

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

 

Richard Owen, Executive Director

Request Board consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

Mr. Owen spoke to the Board requesting their consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

The Commissioners agreed to discuss the possibility of rejoining the WRWSA further before making a decision.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval for the Contract Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.  The Board had previously agreed upon the amount of $50,000 to be issued in quarterly payments of $12,500.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to let the Agreement stand as is and to have Atty. Brown look into the limitations of income generation from usage of the Dock Street Fishing Pier.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Aqui Property.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding the Aqui property adjacent to the Courthouse.  The property is listed at $179,000.  The Aqui’s have agreed to $120,000 with a 90 day review period.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to get the property appraised before purchase is considered.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. On behalf of Linda Fugate, Tax Collector, presenting Recapitulation for Board signatures.

 

  1. Request the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of the Levy County Tax Collector’s Recapitulation and for the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Recapitulation and appointment of Marlon Gale to the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Software Bid update.

 

Mr. Hammond reported to the Board of the bids received for Building Department Software.  Of the two (2) bids received, one did not meet the specifications and requirements; the other was more than had been budgeted for this expense.  Mr. Hammond requested Board approval to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

The Board agreed by consensus for Mr. Hammond to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for Joint Participation Agreements for New Freedom (NF) Operating Assistance, Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Operating Assistance, and New Freedom (NF) Capital Assistance for a bus purchase.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the following Joint Participation Agreements which were applied for in 2012:

 

5317    New Freedom Grant, Operating                                   $168,690

5317    New Freedom Grant, Capital (for bus purchase)           $  73,033

5316    Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), Operating        $286,912

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the three (3) Joint Participation Agreements as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program and request the purchase of a new bus, Local Match 10%, $7,066.50.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program.  These funds will be used for the purchase of a bus.  The 10% match amount is $7,066.50.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  This agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the Gulf Hammock tower facility as part of the narrow banding project.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the License Agreement with the Chairman’s signature between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for yearly Blanket Utility New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request permission to donate commodity trailer to The Children’s Table.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to donate the trailer formerly used for commodity storage and distribution to The Children’s Table.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve donation of the commodity trailer to The Children’s Table as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request consideration of an offer to settle outstanding jail liens of $13,500 plus interest (total as of 9/09/13 $15,127.71) for Joseph Hall, and, if accepted, approve Satisfactions of Lien contingent on receipt of the total settlement offer amount of $1,512.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider an offer to settle outstanding jail liens for Joseph Hall in the amount of $1,512.  The current outstanding amount is $13,500 plus interest making the total amount due at 9/09/13 $15,127.71.

 

Mr. Shipp stated the court requirements and fees have been satisfied.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the offer by Mr. Hall in the amount of $1,512 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.  Resolution 2013-50 amends the membership of the Committee to replace the workforce/job creation representative with an at-large representative and ratifies the most recent appointment to the Committee as an at-large member.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-50 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Mr. Moody explained to the Board the item to be presented is the Hip Hop Extravaganza event.  This event had been previously stopped as no application for a music event had been filed which was in violation of a County Ordinance.

 

Lee Crawford spoke to the Board explaining the purpose of the event and requested Board approval to host the Hip Hop Extravaganza/ Stop the Violence Rally.

 

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Crawford to make application for the music festival event so it may be planned and be in compliance with County regulations for this type of event.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Daniel Miller spoke to the Board regarding negative experiences in using the Transit Department for transportation to and from appointments.   Pamela Fahrner also spoke on behalf of Mr. Miller.

 

Comm. Stevens advised Mr. Miller of the process of filing a complaint against a County Employee to handle the situation.

 

Sally Collins spoke to the Board and commended the Transit Department on their efforts to get people to their destinations.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Beast Feast will be on October 26th.  The location has been tentatively changed from Black Prong to the Etheridge cracker house.  Comm. Johnson stated he is working with Leslie Sturmer to get clams to cook and serve.

 

Comm. Joyner stated the Morriston Baptist Church will be hosting their annual “Feed the Community” event and children’s carnival on the first Saturday in October.  He stated they will begin serving around 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Stevens stated the LARC “Ride to Provide” event will be on October 26th.  He will be there to cook starting at 9:00 A.M. if any of the other Commissioners would like to assist.

 

Comm. Meeks stated there will be a Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council meeting on Thursday, September 19th, and one for the North Florida Broadband on September 25th.  Comm. Meeks stated he had recently had a meeting with the Secretary Presat, the Secretary of Transportation for the State of Florida which was very informative.

 

Comm. Bell stated he will be representing Levy County in West Palm Beach for a RESTORE Act meeting which he will be leaving to attend tomorrow.

Comm. Bell also stated the Two Tails Farm is holding their annual elephant fundraiser on Sunday in Williston from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone of the meeting scheduled for September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay year-end bills.

 

Comm. Bell stated Ted Yoho will be available to meet with the public tomorrow at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:57 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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

 

BOCC Public Hearing – September 16, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Special Meeting to order at 6:06 P.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Adopt Final Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2013-20104, Resolution 2013-46

 

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-46 adopting the final millage rate of 8.3307, which is the rolled back rate, for fiscal year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the item presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-46 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Adopt Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, Resolution 2013-47

 

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-47 adopting the final budget of $66,593,382 for fiscal year 2013-2014.  The final budget amount was adjusted from $66,105,032 due to changes which Mrs. Rees explained to the Commissioners.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the item presented.

 

Dana Sheffield thanked the Commissioners for their efforts in working on the budget this year.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-47 adopting the final budget of $66,593,382 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 6:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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