BOCC Public Hearing September 11, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

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 6:30 P.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Adopt Annual Assessment Resolutions for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

 

  1. A.     Resolution 2013-39, Amended and Restated Final Assessment Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Final Assessment Resolution for Roadway Maintenance, Resolution 2013-39 and stated there are no changes from last year.

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-39 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. B.     Resolution 2013-40, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution 2013-40.

 

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

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-40.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. C.     Resolution 2013-41, Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection, Resolution 2013-41.

 

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

 

Fred Rouse spoke to the Board questioning if the Assessment for Fire Protection had increased?

 

Renate Cannon asked for clarification regarding the Fire Protection Assessment.

 

Comm. Bell answered it has not increased.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-41 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. D.    Resolution 2013-42, Annual EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for EMS Tax, Resolution 2013-42.

 

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

 

Sergio Soares, owner of Pine Lodge in Inglis spoke to the Board questioning why each of the cottages he rents are taxed individually?

 

Mr. Moody spoke to Mr. Soares and stated he will contact him and will look into his tax assessment information.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-42 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke to the Board regarding their efforts to have all citizens in the County pay for the assessments fairly.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 7:03 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting, September 3, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 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

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112692-112829

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

982,501.14

ROAD

122,403.46

SHIP

29,441.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

403.87

TRANSPORTATION

846.82

911

14,870.61

COURT FACILITIES

10.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.32

EMS

27,623.37

FIRE

14,233.67

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

346.31

CDBG

1,567.50

UTILITIES

1,537.07

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST IV

31,718.05

CAPITAL PROJECTS

3,169.00

LANDFILL

22,450.78

TOTAL    $ 1,253,505.97

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

BUILDING & ZONING

 

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

 

Atty. Brown performed swearing in of those in the audience wishing to speak for or against the petitions presented.

 

Bill Hammond, Director

  1. Ha. Va. 2-13:  Michael A. Silvernell petitioning the Board for a Hardship Variance to allow a second dwelling in order for his brother to help care for him on parcel of land located in Florian Heights Unit 2, Lot 13, Section 31, Township 12 S, Range 18 E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 6.31 acres more or less and is located within an “RR” Rural Residential zone.  Situs Address:  13051 NE 45th Street, Williston, FL 32696.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Ha. Va. 2-13, a Hardship Variance applied for by Michael A. Silvernell.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Ha. Va. 2-13, a Hardship Variance applied for by Michael A. Silvernell as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Ha. Va. 3-13:  Alfred Romagnolo petitioning the Board to amend an existing Hardship Variance to include his wife Nancy Romagnolo.  This parcel is located in B and R Unit 5, Lot 1, Block 12, Section 32, Township 12 S, Rance 18 E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 3.5 acres mor3e or less and is located within an “RR” Rural Residential zone.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Ha. Va. 3-13, amendment to an existing Hardship Variance for Alfred Romagnolo.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Ha. Va. 3-13, amendment to an existing Hardship Variance for Alfred Romagnolo as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Ha. Va. 4-13:  Richard and Carolyn Berryhill petitioning the Board for a Hardship Variance to allow a second dwelling in order for their son to help care for them and their disabled daughter on a parcel of land located NW ¼ of the SW ¼ less the E ½ of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ in Section 36, Township 14 S, Range 15E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 35 acres more or less and is located within an “FRR” Forestry/Rural Residential zone.  Situs Address: 251 SE 74th Place, Inglis, FL 34449.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Ha. Va. 4-13, a Hardship Variance applied for by Richard and Carolyn Berryhill.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Ha. Va. 4-13, a Hardship Variance applied for by Richard and Carolyn Berryhill as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-38 adopting a schedule of permit fees and service charges for permits,  reviews, and services provided by the Levy County Development Department; providing for repeal of Resolution 2007-24, Resolution 2010-04 and Resolution 2012-26; providing for repeal of conflicting fee schedules; providing an effective date.

 

 

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-38, adopting a schedule of permit fees and service charges for permits, reviews, and services provided by the Levy County Development Department and the Levy County Road Department; providing for repeal of Resolution 2007-24, Resolution 2010-04 and Resolution 2012-26; providing for repeal of conflicting fee schedules and providing an effective date.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-38 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke, Administrator

Request approval of a Contract Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department Contract Year 2013-2014.

 

Ms. Locke requested Board approval of the annual Contract Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department for contract year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the annual Contract Agreement between Levy County BOCC and the State of Florida Department of Health as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

Request Board Chair’s signature for the CenturyLink product and services agreement.

 

Mr. West requested approval for Chairman Bell to sign the CenturyLink Product and Services Agreement.  This Agreement provides for maintenance on the PSAP equipment.  The cost for the maintenance is covered entirely by a Rural County Grant received from the State of Florida E911 Board.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Chairman Bell to sign the CenturyLink Product and Services Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

 

Bobbie Smith

“Proclamation for Constitution Week” presentation.

 

Mrs. Smith, representing the Gainesville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution requested Board approval of Proclamation 2013-43, recognizing the week of September 17 through September 23, 2013 as Constitution Week.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2013-43 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval of State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement.

 

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

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Director – TABLED –

Request to approve Annual Reports to be submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the Occupancy Agreement between Levy County and Air Methods Corporation.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and signature of the Chairman on the Occupancy Agreement between Levy County and Air Methods Corporation.  This Agreement will allow Air Methods to operate a helicopter and medical flight crew out of the LCDPS Complex.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve and authorize the Chairman’s signature on the Occupancy Agreement between Levy County and Air Methods Corporation as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to donate two (2) surplus fire engines to Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to donate two (2) surplus fire engines to Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department.  The following are engines which can be removed from service and donated after receiving the updated equipment from Marion and Citrus Counties:

 

FT4 1989 Ford KME              FT29 1989 Ford KME

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve donation of two (2) surplus fire engines to Lafayette as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to accept reimbursement funds from Workforce Connection for the recent Levy County Firefighter II graduates.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to accept reimbursement funds from Workforce Connection in the amount of $13,893.33 which covers 50% of supplies, training and transportation of the graduates for the class.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept reimbursement funds from Workforce Connection for the recent Levy County Firefighter II graduates.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Quarterly Report presentation.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the Department of Public Safety Quarterly Report to the Board.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request the approval for the reprioritized paving list.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the reprioritized paving list.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the reprioritized paving list as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to deed Central Florida Electric County owned right of way to place power poles.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to deed Central Florida Electric County owned right of way to place power poles.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve deeding Central Florida Electric County owned right of way as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

  1. Request approval of Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and World Publications, LLC, through its Sport Fishing Magazine Division – referred to as “Sport Fishing Television” for the production of an Editorial Show, featuring one destination – Cedar Key.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of an Agreement between Levy County BOCC and World Publications, LLC.  The cost will be $10,000 to be paid in four (4) equal installments of $2,500 each.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement between Levy County BOCC and World Publications, LLC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Levy County Tourist Development Council’s recommendation to enter into an Agreement with Helicona Press to produce a Kayak Fishing TV Show in Yankeetown in an effort to bring visitors to Levy County for overnight stays and a vacation destination.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval for Levy County to enter into an Agreement with Helicona Press to produce a Kayak Fishing TV Show in Yankeetown in an effort to bring visitors to Levy County for overnight stays and vacation destinations.  There will be two (2) episodes at 20 minutes each in Yankeetown and the surrounding area produced.  The Levy County Visitors Bureau will reimburse Helicona Press for The Kayak Fishing Show host and videographer: air and land travel, accommodations, and captain/support boat and fuel up to the budgeted amount of $6,000.  Reimbursements will be made after the first airing of each of the two (2) episodes of The Kayak Fishing Show in 2014.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement with Helicona Press to produce a Kayak Fishing TV Show as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen informed the Board of upcoming events in Levy County and provided flyers for the public.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor

Chief James Harris, and Gene Stockman

Request for annual Fee-for-Service Contract increase, Certificate of Need for Chiefland Fire Rescue ALS-non transport vehicle, and an additional ambulance stationed at Chiefland.

 

Ms. Barron spoke to the Board and requested an increase of $35,000 to match Chiefland’s contribution toward the support of the fire service provision, both within the City and District 7.  Chief Harris and Gene Stockman also spoke.

 

Martin Reed, Chiefland resident also spoke requesting increased funding for Chiefland.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to keep the amount for the Chiefland Fire Contract the same as last year at $199,000.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Meeks

Comm. Joyner                          Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Jason Kennedy representing the Town of Bronson spoke to the Board expressing a concern of the issue being one of “political satisfaction”.

Susan Harris spoke to the Board questioning an item Mr. Stockman referred to earlier.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to give an additional $5,000 to Chiefland annually to match the Williston base amount and give a one-time amount of 6%, equal to around $12,000 based on the current amount budgeted to Chiefland to be used for equipment and materials payable by P.O.’s and invoices which will go through Chief Knowles for approval.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Stevens

Comm. Johnson                        Comm. Joyner

Comm. Bell

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Barron requested Board approval to provide the City of Chiefland a Certificate of Need for a non-transport advanced life support vehicle.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to deny the request for the City of Chiefland for a Certificate of Need for a non-transport ALS vehicle.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Barron requested Board approval of an Addendum to the Contract for the City of Chiefland to receive quarterly payments at the beginning, rather than the end of each quarter.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to keep the Contract as is with the City of Chiefland, sending quarterly payments at the end of each quarter, rather than the beginning.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Chief Harris requested on behalf of Ms. Barron, Board approval to replace the ambulance at the Chiefland station which had been taken out of service several years ago.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to leave the decision to place ambulances in locations in the county at the discretion of the Board with the advisement of the Public Safety Director.  The motion dies for lack of second.

 

No action was taken by the Board for this item.

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke to the Board and thanked them as well as Atty. Brown for their efforts regarding the event scheduled in Williston.  The Injunction was granted and after speaking with the event organizer, Sheriff McCallum stated it was cancelled with full cooperation.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson informed everyone of the upcoming Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast to be held on October 26th at Black Prong.  He will be contacting Leslie Sturmer for the availability of clams for the Commissioners to serve.

 

Comm. Joyner stated he will not be able to attend the Final Assessment Meeting next Wednesday evening, September 11th.

 

Comm. Meeks stated the Secretary of Transportation will be in Chiefland at the Gathering Table Restaurant on September 13th for a luncheon to discuss upcoming plans.

 

Comm. Bell requested appointment of Jolie Davis to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Jolie Davis to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown stated the position Ms. Davis will fill should be changed to an at-large position, rather than a jobs creation position.

 

Comm. Bell requested a time to be set for a short meeting on September 30th to pay year end bills.  The Commissioners agreed upon the time of 9:00 A.M.

 

Renate Cannon asked Comm. Meeks what the status was of the NFBA.  Comm. Meeks answered he had not been contacted of any upcoming meetings.

Ms. Cannon also asked who determines where ambulances are to be stationed in the county.  Comm. Stevens and Comm. Bell answered it was determined by the Board with the direction of the Public Safety Director.

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Public Hearing – September 5, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 5, 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

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

 

 

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

 

Sheila Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-44 adopting the tentative millage rate at 8.3307, which is the rolled back rate.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the tentative millage rate.

 

Robert Kerr representing Fanning Springs Fire Department spoke to the Board and asked if the Board would consider a 6% one-time amount for their budget.  Mr. Kerr stated Fanning Springs has a brush truck and a fire/rescue watercraft in need of repair and cannot be used at this time.  It would cost around $2,500 to repair the brush truck and between $2,000 and $3,000 to repair the watercraft.

 

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Kerr the Board would consider his request once the tentative millage rate had been adopted.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-44 adopting the tentative millage rate at 8.3307, which is the rolled back rate.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to provide Fanning Springs with 1/3 of the amount to pay for repair of the watercraft up to $1,000 as the funding for Fanning Springs Fire Department comes from Levy County, Gilchrist County and the City of Fanning Springs.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mayor Cheryl Nikola and Dana Sheffield spoke to the Board.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to adopt Resolution 2013-45 adopting the tentative budget of $66,105.32 for fiscal year 2013-2014.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Rees asked the Board how they would like to proceed with work at the Public Safety Complex.  The approximate budget set previously for work to be done had been depleted due to unforeseen repairs.

Mr. Moody stated the Administration building will be up and running by next Tuesday and the College of Central Florida will be using one of the buildings by converting the space into four (4) classrooms.

Mrs. Rees stated with the Board’s approval, work on the facility can continue and the line items can be adjusted for both this fiscal year and next fiscal year budget amounts to cover expenses which will be around $170,000.  The total budget will not change, only money amounts within the budget.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to allow Chief Knowles to get P.O.’s and sign off verifying work and materials purchased when bills are sent in for payment.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone there is a Public Hearing set for Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 P.M. for adoption of Non-Ad Valorem Assessment and there is a Budget Meeting set for Monday, September 16th at 6:00 P.M. to approve the final budget and millage rate.

 

The Board agreed to meet on September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay year end bills.

 

Mrs. Rees asked for clarification with regard to bills submitted for payment by the City of Williston and the City of Chiefland on the additional amounts previously approved.

The Commissioners agreed the bills would go to Chief Knowles for approval before being submitted for payment.

 

Comm. Bell stated Tuesday, September 10th is the RESTORE Act drop in application workshop.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 6:48 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Special Meeting – August 30, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 30, 2013

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 30, 2013 at 11:00 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 Special Meeting to order at 11:05 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board of an event planned in Williston which has been brought to her attention as well as the Sheriff.  She stated there an Ordinance in place requiring application for a permit for such an event.  To date, there has been no application made for the event advertised for this weekend in Williston.

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke to the Board of safety concerns for the event being planned as it will be near an area where they have responded on numerous occasions recently to disturbances in the neighborhood of a night club.

Under-Sheriff Brett Beauchamp also spoke of traffic concerns along SR 27 and limited parking area.

Sheriff McCallum requested approval of the Board to have Atty. Brown seek an Injunction for unlawful assembly.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to allow Atty. Brown to proceed in seeking an Injuction to prevent the unlawful assembly or re-assembly concerning the event as requested by Sheriff McCallum.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 11:18 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 20, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 20, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 20, 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. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112572-112691

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

89,902.46

ROAD

41,695.04

TRANSPORTATION

2,576.67

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

468.51

EMS

34,190.69

FIRE

173,136.33

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

624.47

UTILITIES

2,221.30

DRUG TASK FORCE

3,735.92

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

DEBT SERVICE

100.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

54,390.81

LANDFILL

77,151.39

TOTAL    $    480,779.93

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the following meetings were presented for Board approval:

 

Building & Zoning Director Interviews   March 7, 2013

Public Hearing                                      July 30, 2013

Regular Meeting                                               August 6, 2013

 

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Jr.

Budget Amendment Presentation

Ratification of Drug Task Force 2014 Grant Application

 

Sheriff McCallum requested the Board ratify the Drug Task Force 2014 Grant Application.  Sheriff McCallum stated he had been informed there were additional funds available bringing the Grant Application total to $49,270.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve ratification of the Drug Task Force 2014 Grant Application and signature of Chairman Bell as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum presented the three quotes to the Board for purchase of the main control panel at the Jail.  They are as follows:

 

Florida Detention Systems, Inc.             $22,700

Southern Folger                                        $71,945

SimplexGrinnell                                         $13,892

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval of the bid from Florida Detention Systems, Inc. in the amount of $22,700.

Sheriff McCallum also reported to the Board of transfers within his budget.  The transfers are from Personnel Services to Capital Outlay for a total amount of $36,000 and to Operating Expenses in the amount of $35,000.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a new main control panel for the Jail from Florida Detention Systems, Inc. in the amount of $22,700.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the budget amendments as presented by Sheriff McCallum.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum announced to the Board the Inmate Work Crew has been re-instituted.  A Special Investigations Unit has been created and Sheriff McCallum stated Jimmy Anderson has been promoted to Lieutenant in charge of this Unit.  Lisa Brock has been promoted to Lieutenant at the Detention Center.  Sheriff McCallum also introduced his new Executive Assistant, Kay Mikell to the Board.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Jon Dinges, Assistant Executive Director

Presentation on Minimum Flows and Levels Results for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee River and Priority Springs.

 

Mr. Dinges presented a check to the Board for payment in lieu of taxes in the amount of $30,401.84.

Following the check presentation, Mr. Dinges made a presentation on Minimum Flows and Levels Results for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee River and Priority Springs.

 

Mr. Dinges gave updated information to the Board regarding the RESTORE Act and spoke of the program called Regional Initiative Valuating Environmental Resources (RIVER), a local government cost share program.

Mr. Dinges also spoke briefly about the Suwannee River Basin Action Plan.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon asked if the Town of Otter Creek was eligible under the RIVER Program for help with their water quality issues.

Mr. Dinges answered they would be eligible to apply for assistance.

 

Dana Sheffield questioned a project indicated in Fanning Springs by Mr. Dinges.

Mr. Dinges answered they are working with the Nature Coast Regional Water Supply Board to get water to areas in Dixie county in need.

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Agreement between Levy County and Southeastern Archaeological Research (SEARCH) for the George T. Lewis Airport in connection with erosion control.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement between Levy County and Southeastern Archaeological Research (SEARCH) for the George T. Lewis Airport in connection with erosion control in the amount of $7,670.20.  This is funded by the Joint Participation Agreement with DOT.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement between Levy County and Southeastern Archaeological Research as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Update for funding for the George T. Lewis Airport runway.

 

Mr. Moody gave an update for funding for the Board regarding funding for the George T. Lewis Airport runway.  The Joint Participation Agreement adopted earlier in the amount $451,000.  There has been an additional $300,000 provided by the State bringing the total to $751,000 which will provide funding for a concrete overlay extending the life of the airstrip to about 30 years.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request the acceptance of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) and Community Wildfire Protection Plan (SWPP) Agreement between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC).

 

Mr. Johnson requested acceptance by the Board of the Local Mitigation Strategy and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Agreement between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.  The Agreement shall commence upon execution of contract and continue through September 30, 2014.  The amount of $10,500 will be paid from the Emergency Management Performance Grant.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the Local Mitigation Strategy and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for services for Cost Allocation Plan to be performed by Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval for services for the Cost Allocation Plan to be performed by Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $20,000.  Ms. Conley stated this was encouraged by the auditors to be completed this fiscal year.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Cost allocation Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Service Agreement with Nature Coast Middle School for transportation for upcoming school year 2013-2014.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement with Nature Coast Middle School for transportation for the school year 2013-2014.  Ms. Conley explained there are fewer students needing transportation home after school and the rate has changed to $5.00 per student, per day.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with Nature Coast Middle School as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

  1. Request approval to disqualify bidders under Section 25 of Invitation to Bid.

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval to disqualify the following bidders under Section 25 of Invitation to Bid:

 

Playmore West, Inc.                 Playmore Recreational Products and Services

Fort Myers, FL                        Fort Myers, FL

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to disqualify the above listed bidders as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to award bid contract to the lowest bidder.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval to award the bid contract for Henry Beck Park Playground equipment to the lowest bidder.  The bids received are listed below:

 

Playcore Wisconsin

DBA GameTime, Inc.

Longwood, FL                         $27,223.94

 

Swartz Associates, Inc.

Naples, FL                               $27,898.00

 

Advanced Recreational

Concepts, LLC

Melbourne, FL                         $43,000.00

 

Bliss Products and Services, Inc.

Lithia Springs, GA                    $29,785.00

 

Mr. Weldon recommended approval of Playcore Wisconsin, DBA GameTime, Inc. in the amount of $27,223.94, which is the lowest bid.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to award the bid contract for Henry Beck Park playground equipment to Playcore Wisconsin, DBA GameTime, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature on the Medical Director Agreements.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Medical Director Agreements.  The Agreement with Medical Director: University of Florida Board of Trustees amount is $29,000 and the Agreement with Associate Medical Director: Amit R. Rawal, MD, LLC through Gainesville Emergency Medical Associates, PA is $18,000.00 for a combined total of $47,000.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Medical Director Agreements and Chairman’s signature as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Resolution 2013-37 and Chairman’s signature to accept the annual Emergency Medical Service (EMS) County grant funds for the improvement and expansion of county pre-hospital EMS system.  The amount for this year is $4,740.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-37 and the Chairman’s signature to accept the annual Emergency Medical Service County grant funds in the amount of $4,740.  The funds will be utilized to equip classrooms with an interactive whiteboard, document camera, and cork board for training purposes at the Public Safety Complex.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013.37 and the Chairman’s signature to accept the annual Emergency Medical Service County grant funds as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature to terminate the current Medical Director Agreement with Dr. Donald L. McCoy, dated March 21, 2000, pursuant section 7.a.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature to terminate the current Medical Director Agreement with Dr. Donald L. McCoy.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature to terminate the current Medical Director Agreement with Dr. Donald L. McCoy as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles provided information to the Board of a recent unannounced, unscheduled State inspection of the Levy County EMS from a compliance officer from the State EMS office in Tallahassee.  He reported Levy County EMS received no deficiencies out of the 180 areas of inspection.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval for Yearly Bid Items.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the yearly bid items for the Road Department.  The items bid on are listed below with the corresponding lowest/best bidder:

 

Asphalt & Colomix                   Central Material

Culverts                                    Metal Culverts

Motor Oil                                 United Fuel & Supplies

Porta Potty                               Jones Plumbing

Emulsion Prime (Tar)                Blackledge Emulsions, Inc.

Safety Items                             Safety Products and Safety Zone

Signs                                        Universal Signs & Vulcan Signs

Sod                                          Scherer Quality Farms

Striping                         Jenkins

 

After discussion Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the yearly bid items as presented, excluding asphalt.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks

Request appointment of Paula Kennedy to the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Paula Kennedy to the Construction Industry Licensing Board.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Meeks read a letter into public record from Chief, Jeff DiMaggio, Bronson Fire Department thanking Chief Knowles for offering shift friendly classes making it possible for him to receive his FFII certification.

 

Comm. Bell gave an update of the RESTORE Act.

Comm. Bell announced there would be a benefit lunch for one of the Clerk’s Office employees with a family member recently diagnosed with cancer.

Comm. Bell also read into public record a letter from Haven Hospice extending an invitation to Chief Knowles to serve as a member of their Community Advisory Board.

 

Comm. Stevens expressed concerns over the transferring of water in Fanning Springs out of Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion for the Board to approve Ms. Neely preparing a letter with the assistance of Atty. Brown addressed to the Suwannee River Water Management District with the Chairman’s signature advising them it is a violation of Levy County’s Comp Plan to send water from Fanning Springs out of the county.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:12 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:30 A.M.

BUDGET MEETING

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT – (CONTINUED)

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval for Yearly Bid Item, asphalt.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented information to the Board regarding mileage expense for transport of asphalt from Central Materials vs. V.E. Whitehurst.  After calculation, it was determined to be less costly to purchase asphalt from V.E. Whitehurst.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of asphalt from V.E. Whitehurst and colmix from Central Materials.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PARKS

 

Mr. Weldon provided proposed swim park rate increases to the Board.  The rates are as follows:

 

Individual                                  Family Pass                  Individual Pass

Proposal #1                  $1.50 – with sales tax               $40.00                         $25.00

 

Proposal #2                  $2.00 – with sales tax               $50.00                         $30.00

 

Proposal #3                  $2.00 – with sales tax               $35.00                         $20.00

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proposal #3 to increase swim park rates as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY – FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

WILLISTON FIRE

 

Danny Wallace, representing Chief Stegall, requested Board approval of a 6% increase for Williston Fire, which calculates at about $12,000.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of equipment and materials for up to $12,300 to be paid by P.O.’s with invoices.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CEDAR KEY FIRE

 

Chief Robinson requested Board approval of a $4,000 increase for the Cedar Key Fire Department.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of equipment and materials for up to $5,000 to be paid by P.O.’s with invoices.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CHIEFLAND FIRE

 

Kevin Gay, Chiefland City Manager requested Board approval of a $48,000 increase for Chiefland Fire to be used for additional Fire Department personnel.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to keep the Chiefland Fire amount at $199,000, the same amount as last year.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner.  The votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Meeks

Comm. Joyner                          Comm. Johnson

Comm. Bell

 

The MOTION FAILS.

It was agreed by the Commissioners to address the county funding amount for Chiefland Fire at the next regular Board meeting on September 3rd.

 

Mr. Moody stated there is a North Florida Broadband meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, August 28th at 10:00 A.M. in Bronson.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:01P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 6, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 6, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 6, 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. Stevens made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112370-112571

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,271,713.49

ROAD

154,002.28

SHIP

12,300.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

17,551.06

TRANSPORTATION

9,563.81

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

25.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

383.32

EMS

25,098.88

FIRE

157,219.18

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

312.43

UTILITIES

1,315.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

5,975.50

ADD COURT COSTS

6,743.86

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

70,418.40

DEBT SERVICE

542,923.75

CAPITAL PROJECTS

30,830.63

LANDFILL

74,677.71

TOTAL    $ 2,395,054.67

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 16, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 16, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

INGLIS RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

Ruth A. Ruppert

Request traffic assistance for upcoming parades.

 

Ruth Ruppert spoke to the Board requesting assistance in regard to road closures for the Trail of Trunk Treats in October and the Annual Christmas Parade on December 21st in Inglis.

 

Comm. Bell advised Ms. Ruppert to contact the Sheriff’s Department for the Trail of Trunk Treats in October, however, action by the Board is required for assistance with the Christmas Parade in December.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to permit the closure of a portion of SR 40 and North Inglis Avenue for the Christmas Parade as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner.  The compensation amount for the District Medical Examiner’s services and University’s Faculty Physician support services, non-physician support personnel services and for facility usage is $53,009.04 annually.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement with the University of Florida and Medical Examiner as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for the proposed Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the proposed Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $39,500.  The purpose of this is to update the current Impact Fee Program for transportation and roads.  The Impact Fee Program will now include fire and transportation facilities.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Impact Fee Study Agreement by James Duncan and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $39,500 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

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

 

Mr. Moody requested Board discussion and direction regarding the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key adopted in 2007.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus for the Board Office to prepare and send a letter to the City of Cedar Key outlining questions and concerns by the Board regarding the Interlocal Agreement.

 

  1. Discussion and direction regarding the County’s Utility Rates.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board discussion and direction regarding the County’s Utility Rates.  The current utility rates are $8.88 for University Oaks and $1.99 per 1,000 gallons used.  The rate for Manatee is $25.00 which includes 8,000 gallons.  At these current rates, the water systems do not pay for themselves.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed by consensus for the Board office to compile water rate information to bring back to the Board.

 

  1. Request approval of USDA Lease Extension from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the USDA Lease Extension in Bronson from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.  The office has downsized by the relocation of the Farm Service office to Gilchrist County resulting in a reduction in rent.  The annual rent will now be $16,458.16 at the rate of $1,371.51 per month.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the USDA Lease Extension as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

Request approval for 2014 County Holidays.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of the proposed 2014 County Holidays as listed below:

 

New Years Day                                   Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Day                        Monday, January 20, 2014

Good Friday                                         Friday, April 18, 2014

Memorial Day                                      Monday, May 26, 2014

Independence Day                                Friday, July 4, 2014

Labor Day                                            Monday, September 1, 2014

Veterans Day                                       Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving                                         Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28, 2014

Christmas                                             Thursday and Friday, December 25 & 26, 2014

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the 2014 County Holidays as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

James Shield, Office Manager

Request approval of Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School Transportation for upcoming school year August 21, 2013 – May 30, 2014.

 

Mr. Shield requested Board approval of the Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School and Levy County Transit for the upcoming school year, August 21, 2013 – May 30, 2014.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with Creekside Christian School as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

  1. Request approval of Annual Plan of Service for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

  1. Request approval of Five Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Annual Plan of Service for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and the Five Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 as required for State Aid.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Annual Plan of Service and the Five Year Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Brasher reported to the Board the Library had not yet received the donation of computers from the College of Central Florida as she had reported previously.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request approval of submitted revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying signature by Levy County Board of County Commissioner’s Chair.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying signature of the Board Chairman.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the revised Deferred Payment Loan Agreement ratifying the signature of the Board Chairman as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-35 authorizing the execution of a Small County Outreach program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the widening and resurfacing of C326 also known as 78th Place (Shellmound Road) in Levy County, Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-35 authorizing the execution of a Small County Outreach Program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the Widening and resurfacing of C326, Shellmound Road.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-35 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners of Levy County, Florida and Mills Engineering Company for the years 2013-2014.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners and Mills Engineering for the fiscal year 2013-2014.  The compensation for Consultant is on an hourly basis at the rate of $95 for Principal Engineer and other services are at the rate of salary times 3.0.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners and Mills Engineering as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract.  The Addendum is for the widening and resurfacing of C326 from the end of pavement to LCR 347.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Second Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee also reported to the Board he had been contacted by Debbie Dalberg with the State Bridge Inspection Team and was informed in 2016-2017 the three (3) bridges in Cedar Key will be in the program for replacement.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval to increase not-to-exceed amount of fees for Nabors, Giblin, and Nickerson, P.A. for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, flow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal, form $6,750 plus costs to $13,250 plus costs, and authorize County Attorney to sign an amendment letter to NGN approving increase.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to increase the not-to-exceed amount of fees for Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson, P.A. and authorization for Atty. Brown to sign a letter amending the prior proposal agreement.  The requested increase amount is $6,500 bringing the total fee costs to $13,250.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the increase of $6,500 in the not-to-exceed fees for Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson, P.A. and authorization for Atty. Brown to sign the letter amending the prior proposal agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks reported the BHS Football Team was featured in the most recent Florida High School Football magazine.

 

Comm. Bell

  1. Request appointment of Billy Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board.

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval to re-appoint Mr. Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board as he had expressed an interest in serving on the Board again.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to re-appoint Billy Hinote to the Construction Industry Licensing Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request appointment of Drinda Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval to appoint Ms. Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Drinda Merritt to the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Update on the proposed Levy County Nuclear Plant.

 

Comm. Bell reported to the Board of the recent decision made by Duke Energy to terminate the agreement with Westinghouse for licensing with the NRC for the nuclear permit, however they are still working on the local licensing which should take two to three years.  At the end of this time period they will reconsider their pursuit of licensing with the NRC.

 

Comm. Bell also informed everyone sometime this fall there will be an announcement of the placement of a Natural Gas Plant.  Comm. Bell stated it is his understanding Crystal River had made the short list of possible locations.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:53 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

Public Hearing – July 30, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 30, 2013

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 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

 

 

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

 

 

MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC.

 

Magarita Labarta, Ph.D., President/CEO

Affilliation follow-up and funding request presentation.

 

Ms. Labarta spoke to the Board regarding funding for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. from Levy County for the upcoming fiscal year.  Ms. Labarta informed the Board Levy County they are short in their funding for Levy County by $19,000.  The statutorily required Baker Act match amount for Levy County is $69,000.  Statistics were given of services provided to citizens of Levy County.

 

Atty. Brown stated the requirement for funding is not so much by the county to provide the match amount, but for Meridian to find the funding for this match amount.  She stated she would research the State statutes to verify this information.

 

 

BUDGET PRESENTATION

 

Sheila Rees presented amended budget information to the Board regarding grants received this year, additional cash forward and fund balances.  Approval of Resolution 2013-36 will approve the changes as provided by Mrs. Rees.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed budget information.

 

Renate Cannon questioned which funds were decreased.

 

Mrs. Rees answered the NSP3 fund decreased by $6,932.

 

After no further questions, Comm. Bell closed the floor to public comment.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-36 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Rees stated the budget of $62,730,153 is calculated based on the millage rate of 8.01 and there is $1,387,299 in Reserve.  The rolled back millage rate is 8.3307.  Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of a millage rate.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to set the tentative millage rate at 8.3307.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

INTERVIEWS – PROFESSIONAL AND ENGINEERING RELATED SERVICES FOR RESTORE ACT

 

Interviews for Request for Proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act.

 

The following Engineering and Consulting firms provided presentations to the Board explaining their qualifications and experience related to professional and engineering related services for the RESTORE Act:

 

Mittauer & Associates, Inc.

Joe Mittauer, PE, President

Greg Lang, President of Community Development

 

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

Jennifer Sagan, MS – Senior Scientist/Project Manager

Charlene Stroehlen, PE – Senior Associate Engineer

Chris Mickler, PE – Senior Water Resources Engineer

Bonnie Bernardo, RLA – Landscape Architect

Lance Lumbard, MS, MBA, CLP – Senior Scientist

 

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Michael Bomar, PE – Project Manager

Tim Vanderwalker, PE – Civil Engineering

Mark Nixon

 

The meeting recessed at 10:48 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:55 A.M.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners ranked the presenters as listed below:

 

Comm. Meeks         Comm. Stevens           Comm. Joyner              Comm. Johnson            Comm. Bell

1. AMEC                     Tetra Tech                   Tetra Tech                    AMEC                         Tetra Tech

2. Tetra Tech                AMEC                        AMEC                         Tetra Tech                    AMEC

3. Mittauer & Assoc.    Mittauer & Assoc.       Mittauer & Assoc.        Mittauer & Assoc.        Mittauer & Assoc.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to rank the presenters in the following order:

 

  1. Tetra Tech
  2. AMEC
  3. Mittauer & Assoc.

 

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 11:12 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

Building and Zoning Director Interviews, BOCC, March 7, 2013

Building and Zoning Director Interviews

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 7, 2013

 

 

Interviews for the Building & Zoning Director by the Board of Levy County Commissioners were held on March 7, 2013 beginning at 9:30 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting to order at 9:32 A.M.

 

Jacqueline Martin spoke to the Board explaining changes to a chart she had passed out to the Commissioners regarding the minimum experience qualifications of each applicant for the Building & Zoning Director position.  The Standard Building Code Administrator is the only minimum requirement.  A Certified Plans Examiner License or Certified Building Inspector License is preferred.  All three qualifications were listed as minimum experience requirements.

 

The two (2) applicants listed below were interviewed by the Board for the position of Building & Zoning Director:

 

Luther Council, Jr.                    William Hammond

 

The meeting recessed at 11:03 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:12 A.M.

 

The Commissioners stated their preference for the applicants as follows:

 

Luther Council, Jr.                    William Hammond

 

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Johnson

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Joyner

Comm. Bell

 

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to form a Committee for salary negations consisting of Fred Moody, Jacqueline Martin and Comm. Bell.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to select William Hammond for the position of Building & Zoning Director.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

The Committee agreed to meet with Mr. Hammond on March 11th at 9:00 A.M. for salary negotiations.  The results will be presented to the Board for approval at the next Board meeting.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to allow the Committee to negotiate a salary with Mr. Hammond up to $75,000 contingent upon him taking on the added responsibility of Code Enforcement.  This will also include the possibility of a “take home” vehicle.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE INTERVIEWS ENDED AT 12:14 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 16, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 16, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 16, 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

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

  112244-112369

FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

174,180.96

ROAD

26,766.42

SHIP

8,415.00

NSP

47,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

99,458.89

COURT FACILITIES

126.10

PROGRESS ENERGY

468.51

EMS

35,566.92

FIRE

31,797.99

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

271.74

CDBG

25,395.25

UTILITIES

816.86

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

CAPITAL PROJECTS

91,318.50

LANDFILL

3,850.27

MSBU’S

159,652.30

TOTAL    $    705,664.05

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 2, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular Board Meeting held on July 2, 2013 as presented with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

CARR, RIGGS & INGRAM, LLC

 

Martha Garcia-Baker

2012 Audit Report Presentation

 

Mrs. Garcia-Baker presented the 2012 Audit Report to the Board as prepared by Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Jr.

Request approval and signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2014.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2014.  The amount of funds set aside by the FDLE is $46,605 for the Levy County Drug Task Force.  These funds help supplement salaries or purchase equipment for the Task Force which is a county-wide jurisdiction.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Application for the Drug Task Force for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections

Request approval for two polling location changes.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval for the following two (2) polling location changes:

 

Precinct 8 – Move from the old Morriston Baptist Church to the new Morriston Baptist Church.

The new address is 3141 SE HWY 41, Morriston, FL.

 

Precinct 6 – Move from the Gulf Hammock Fire Station to the Gulf Hammock Church of God.

The new address is 3510 SE CR 326, Gulf Hammock, FL.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the polling changes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase Emergency Operations Center furniture.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase new furniture for the Emergency Operations Center by using the State Contract pricing.  The purchase amount of $37,510.57 will be made by utilizing funding provided by Progress Energy.  The existing furniture will be donated to the Department of Public Safety for their new Training Facility.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of new office furniture for the Emergency Operations Center as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request acceptance of the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).

 

Mr. Johnson requested acceptance by the Board of the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).  The period of this Agreement is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and is in the amount of $105,806.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the EMPA Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Acceptance of the Emergency Management Performance Grant.

 

Mr. Johnson requested acceptance by the Board of the Emergency Management Performance Grant.  The period of this Agreement is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and is in the amount of $58,279.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Progress Report Presentation

 

Mr. Pieklik reported to the Board progress of the Nature Coast Business Development Council focusing on the creation of jobs by new businesses coming to the county.

 

 

SOLID WASTE – NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to 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.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-34 authorizing the Chairman’s signature on the application for the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant in the amount of $90,909 and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-34 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE

 

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, Director and Professor

New Medical Examiner Building and proposed agreement presentation.

 

Dr. Goldberger made a presentation to the Board regarding the need for a new Medical Examiner Building and also presented a Three-Party Agreement with the University of Florida, Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, MD, Medical Examiner.  Dr. Goldberger emphasized the presentation was not about seeking funding at this time, but to inform the Board of future plans.

 

The Board thanked Dr. Goldberger for the informative presentation and looked forward to seeing information from him again.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:18 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:27 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30.  The Preliminary Fire Protection Assessment Rates are as follows:

Residential                                $110 per dwelling unit

Commercial                              $.33 per square foot

Industrial/Warehouse                $.05 per square foot

Institutional                               $.37 per square foot

 

Mr. Moody informed the Board there is a Public Hearing for Final Rate Resolutions scheduled for September 11th at 6:30 P.M.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Assessment, Resolution 2013-30 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31.  The Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rates are as follows:

 

Residential                                $119 per dwelling unit

Commercial                              $.07 per square foot

Institutional                               $.19 per square foot

Industrial/Warehouse                $.01 per square foot

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for EMS Tax Assessment, Resolution 2013-31 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32.  The Preliminary Solid Waste Assessment is currently $25 per each Tax Parcel.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2013-32 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Road Maintenance Service Assessment, Resolution 2013-33 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to authorize Resolution 2013-28 authorizing Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-28 authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-28 authorizing a Joint Participation Agreement for the Cedar Key Airport Project as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Recommend to extend the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three years.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to extend the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three (3) years.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve extending the proposed amendment for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC for an additional three (3) years as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody requested dates for Tentative Public Hearings for the Budget.

 

The Board agreed to set the following dates for Budget Hearings:

 

September 5, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. – Tentative Budget Hearing

September 16, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. – Final Budget Hearing

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days,

Presenting a letter commending Bruce Greenlee on behalf of Richard and Elizabeth Gilson.

 

Ms. Days read into record a letter commending Bruce Greenlee on behalf of Richard and Elizabeth Gilson.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi-PA #516.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi, PA# 516 in the amount of $8,415.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Jade E. Luthi, PA# 516 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to approve and authorize Chair to sign letter for submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).  Letter contains county’s response to the March on-site Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monitoring report conducted by DEO.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and for the Chairman to sign a letter for submittal to the DEO.  The letter contains the county’s response to the March on-site CDBG monitoring report conducted by the DEO.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve and have the Chairman sign a letter for submittal to the DEO as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval for Resolution 2013-29 adopting SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-29 adopting the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, as required by Florida Statute.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-29 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request the Board’s approval to accept a donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to accept a donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the donation of a Fire Training Tower from the City of Dunnellon as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request the Board’s approval to purchase an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Manikin for training.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase an Advance Life Support (ALS) Manikin for training in the amount of $5,100.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Manikin as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request permission to purchase motor for fleet Ford pickup truck.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase a motor for one of the fleet Ford pickup trucks.  The quotes received are for a 1-ton flat bed diesel truck used by the trimming crew.    The two (2) quotes received were:  White Ford Co., Inc., $8,100.00 and Lincoln Mercury of Gainesville, $11,349.34.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a truck motor from White Ford in the amount of $8,100.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Presenting proposals in response to Request for Proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act and set a date for interviews of proposers.

 

Atty. Brown presented proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act and requested the Board set a date for interviews.

 

The Commissioners agreed to set the date for interviews on July 30th at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone of the RESTORE Act meeting this evening at the Inglis Community Center at 6:00 P.M. and the two (2) positions still available.  One position is an at-large position and the other is job creation.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:56 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:30 A.M.

 

BUDGET MEETING

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 11:30 A.M.

 

Sheila Rees spoke to the Board stating the changes from the last budget meeting were included in the budget run presented to them.  The budget as presented is out of balance by $54,000 and there is $1.5 million in Reserve which translates to about 6%.  It is recommended by the auditors to have about 20% in Reserve.  The rolled back rate is 8.3307 and 8.01 is the millage rate currently used.  Amounts were also provided by Mrs. Rees of varying millage rates from 8.01 to 8.75 for the Board to review.

 

Connie Conley spoke to the Board regarding the budget for Levy County Transportation stating she would like to hire a mechanic to be placed at the Road Department trained to work on the Transportation busses.  She informed the Board of the need for their computers to be gradually replaced.

 

Matt Weldon spoke to the Board regarding the low fees charged for use of the swimming parks in the county.

 

Bill Hammond spoke to the Board regarding the need to raise the permit fees for Building & Zoning.  He also advised the Board of the need for a new copier for his office.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:37 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 2, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 2, 2013

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 2, 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. Stevens made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

 112090-112243

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,524,770.50

ROAD

159,361.51

NSP

38,642.40

TRANSPORTATION

10,435.27

911

14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

6.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

629.40

EMS

35,735.82

FIRE

13,553.96

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,989.96

CDBG

30,218.00

UTILITIES

1,180.29

ADD COURT COSTS

1,300.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

25,368.47

LANDFILL

29,480.88

TOTAL   $ 1,888,672.46

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on June 4, 2013 and June 18, 2013 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on June 4, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting on June 18, 2013 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones

Request approval for Levy County Courthouse lobby wall space to display “Vote in Honor of a Vet” program.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval to place a display on a wall in the Levy County Courthouse lobby for their “Vote in Honor of a Vet” program.  The goal of the program is to recognize veterans by encouraging voter participation among the entire voting population.  Veterans and family members of veterans who wish to participate will complete and submit a photo and short biography on a form provided.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the request to use wall space in the Courthouse Lobby to display the “Vote in Honor of a Vet” program.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

 

Hunter Bell

Eagle Scout Presentation

 

Michael Bell spoke to the Board and introduced his son Hunter Bell.  He stated Hunter has completed all requirements for Life Scout which makes him a candidate for Eagle Scout.  His presentation will describe the project he has chosen to achieve this.

 

Hunter Bell spoke to the Board explaining a project he has chosen to earn Eagle Scout.  Hunter stated he had spoken to Matt Weldon, the Parks Director about building two new picnic tables and trash can holders at Blue Springs Park.  With the Board’s approval, he would like to proceed with this project and asked if the Board would waive the Park fee for himself and the other Scouts who would be helping him so they could swim afterwards.

 

[1]Comm. Bell indicated he would not vote on this item as he was related to Hunter Bell.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the construction of picnic tables and trash can holders as requested as well as waiving the Park fee for Hunter and the other Scouts to swim afterwards.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request motion to set Health Insurance Premiums paid by the Board for Employees’ coverage for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

Mr. Moody requested action by the Board to set Health Insurance Premiums paid by the Board for Employees’ coverage for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  Mr. Moody stated the overall increase is 6.4%.  This calculates to an increase of $11,197.94 per month.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the Health Insurance Premiums paid by the Board for Employees’ coverage for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 at 6.4% as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request acceptance of the Memorandum of Understanding between the American Red Cross North Central Florida Chapter and Levy County.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval for acceptance of the Memorandum of Understanding between the American Red Cross, North Central Florida Chapter and Levy County.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the Memorandum of Understanding between the American Red Cross, North Central Florida Chapter and Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2013-27 authorizing the Trip and Equipment Grant for period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-27 authorizing the Trip and Equipment Grant for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  The total project amount is $401,656 and the reimbursement amount will be $361,490.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-27 authorizing the Trip and Equipment Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request to ratify State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program Fiscal Year 2013-2014 funding certification signed by Levy County Commission Chairman Ryan Bell.

 

Ms. Neely requested ratification of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.  The Funding Certification was signed by Chairman Ryan Bell in order to meet the June 30, 2013 deadline.  Ms. Neely stated Levy County has been allocated $350,000 to be spent in two years.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request Board’s approval to accept an Emergency Medical Services 75/25 matching grant in the amount of $61,230.00 from the Florida Department of Health for the purchase of power lift stretchers.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to accept an Emergency Medical Services 75/25 matching grant in the amount of $61,230 from the Florida Department of Health for the purchase of power lift stretchers.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Emergency Medical Services 75/25 matching grant in the amount of $61,230 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board’s approval to purchase six (6) new Stryker power lift stretchers at a total cost of $81.640.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase six (6) new Stryker power lift stretchers at a total cost of $81,640.  Mr. Knowles explained the funds for the previously approved matching grant will be used for this purchase.  He also explained Stryker is a sole source provider for the power lift stretchers.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of six (6) new Stryker power lift stretchers as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement with Tower Communication Services, Inc. to move forward with the reconstruction of the Bronson Communications Tower that collapsed in 2012.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement with Tower Communication Services, Inc. to move forward with the reconstruction of the Bronson Communications Tower which collapsed in 2012.  Mr. Knowles stated the funds for this project will come from the insurance carrier to rebuild the tower.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature and approval of the Agreement with Tower Communication Services, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

  1. Yearly Report Presentation.

 

Mr. Knowles gave a brief overview of the Department of Public Safety’s Yearly Report to the Board.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request to purchase two John Deere 6115D Cab Tractors (corrective action from 6/4/13 BOCC meeting).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase two (2) John Deere 6115D cab tractors.  Mr. Greenlee explained this is corrective action from the 6/4/13 meeting.  At the 6/4/13 meeting, the amount approved was $36,400 for two (2) tractors.  The correct amount for the two (2) tractors is $89,600.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to purchase two (2) John Deere 6115D for the total amount of $89,600 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to purchase two Bush Hog (3815) mowers for $15,200.00 each, total cost $30,400.00 off State Contract with Ag-Pro.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase two (2) Bush Hog (3815) mowers for a total price of $30,400 by using State Contract pricing through Ag-Pro.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) Bush Hog (3815) mowers for a total price of $30,400 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request permission to increase contract with Clean Harbors by 3%.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval for an increase in the contract with Clean Harbors by 3%.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the increase in the contract with Clean Harbors by 3% as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the July 4th Parade to be held tomorrow in Williston.  Mr. Knowles advised him the fire truck is ready for the Commissioners to ride or walk with in the parade.

 

Comm. Meeks stated he had attended the Florida Association of County’s Annual Convention last week in Tampa and reported it was very informative.

Mr. Meeks stated he had also attended the graduation for Firefighter II training held at Black Prong last night and was proud for those who had graduated and commended Chief Knowles and staff for a job well done.

Comm. Meeks also reported the next North Florida Broadband meeting is scheduled for July 10th in Palatka.

 

Comm. Bell stated the next RESTORE Act Town Hall meeting is scheduled to be in Inglis on July 16th at 6:00 P.M. at the Inglis Community Center.

 

Comm. Bell thanked Representative Charlie Stone for attending the Board meeting today.

 

Renate Cannon asked what the status is on the RESTORE Act and if the State had received any money.

Atty. Brown answered there has been no money distributed yet.

 

Dana Sheffield expressed thanks for Representative Charlie Stone for coming to the Board meeting today.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:34 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

 

Comm. Bell called the meeting back to order at 1:02 P.M.

 

Kay Holcomb spoke to the Board advising them the most current changes given to the finance department had been made to the budget as presented.

 

The following elected officials spoke to the Board regarding their budget:

 

Sheriff, Bobby McCallum

Property Appraiser, Oz Barker

Clerk of Court, Danny Shipp

 

The following agencies had representatives to speak to the Board regarding county funding assistance for their budget:

 

Central Florida Community Action Agency, Robert Wilford

Suwannee River RAD Program, Ray Tremblay

Nature Coast Development, David Peiklik

 

The following Department Directors spoke to the Board regarding their budget:

 

County Agent, Albert Fuller

Animal Control, David Weatherford

Building & Zoning, Bill Hammond

 

The meeting recessed at 2:31 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2:37 P.M.

 

After the break the following Department Directors also spoke to the Board regarding their budget:

 

Parks/Mosquito Control, Matt Weldon

Planning, Shenley Neely

County Attorney, Atty. Brown

 

After hearing from each of the above listed Departments, the Board agreed to set the next Budget Workshop on July 16th following the Regular Board Meeting.  The Commissioners requested the millage rate be calculated in .25 percent increments for their review.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:08 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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

 


[1] Comm. Bell – Form 8B, Memorandum of Voting Conflict