BOCC Regular Meeting, December 16, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 16, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 18, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Stevens.

 

 

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   117943-118077
FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 125,067.96
ROAD 33,878.58
SHIP 12,880.00
PAL LIBRARY 3,093.84
TRANSPORTATION 58,524.63
COURT FACILITIES 2,292.03
PROGRESS ENERGY 1,118.11
EMS 50,232.55
FIRE 16,335.99
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,155.97
CDBG 6,813.17
UTILITIES 2,667.11
DRUG TASK FORCE 114.25
IMPACT FEES – EMS 12,275.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS 252,261.02
LANDFILL 60,367.27
TOTAL     $    642,077.48

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 21, 2014 and November 18, 2014 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on October 21, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on November 18, 2014 with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Chairman Meeks announced Comm. Ealy from the Town of Inglis had passed.  There will be a memorial service from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday evening at the Inglis Community Center for anyone who would like to attend.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request to ratify state grant application approved at November 18, 2014 meeting.

 

Mr. West requested the Board ratify the State Grant Application previously approved at the November 18, 2014 meeting.  He stated the original amount requested on the application was $115,451.79.  The amount has been changed on this grant reflecting a carry forward of funds in the amount of $54,889.00 leaving the requested amount at $60,564.79.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the State Grant Application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

MILLS ENGINEERING COMPANY

 

Andrew Carswell, P.E.

Request approval for a contract for Ayers Carpentry, Inc. for leachate Tank Cover and approval for a Supplemental Agreement to galvanize the main frame and purlins in lieu of red oxide primer.

 

Mr. Carswell requested Board approval for a contract for Ayers Carpentry, Inc. for a leachate tank cover and approval for a Supplemental Agreement to galvanize the main frame and purlins in lieu of red oxide primer.  The cost increase would be $5,200.00 making the total contract amount $62,850.00.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the contract for Ayers Carpentry, Inc. and the Supplemental Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Mary Ellzey, City Manager

Request Memorandum of Understanding.

 

Laurie Copeland requested on behalf of Mrs. Ellzey approval by the Board of a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Chiefland allowing road work to be done on CR 320 by the City.  She explained the City of Chiefland will be applying for a CDBG grant for utility infrastructure for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital.  Work included in the grant will be a 930’ deceleration lane on CR 320 for the hospital site.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as requested.  Second was made by Comm. R. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

INGLIS-YANKEETOWN BOAT RAMP COMMITTEE

 

Commissioner Steve Kesterson, Sr.

Discuss the Yankeetown Boat Ramp, CR 40.  Refurbishment and improvements recommended and requested.

 

Comm. Kesterson spoke to the Board requesting refurbishing and upgrading of the Yankeetown Boat Ramp and Park facilities.

 

Matt Weldon spoke to the Board regarding the Yankeetown Boat Ramp explaining possible ways to address the situation.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have Mr. Weldon to look into the issue beginning with shoreline stabilization.

 

 

 

CRIME STOPPERS OF LEVY COUNTY, INC.

 

Paula Sprague

Request Chair’s signature on a letter to the Office of the Attorney General in support of Crime Stopper of Levy County, Inc.

 

Mrs. Sprague requested the Chairman’s signature on a letter to the Office of the Attorney General in support of Crime Stoppers of Levy County, Inc.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on a letter to the Office of the Attorney General in support of Crime Stoppers of Levy County, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL

 

Discussion of November 4, 2014 BOCC action on non-agenda item.

 

Andy Andrews and Linda Cooper, representing the Levy County Journal requested the Board reverse a decision approved at the November 4, 2014 Regular Board meeting requiring the County to go out for bids for the County’s legal advertising.

 

After discussion, Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to keep the current rotation of legal advertising on a one (1) year rotation for one more cycle and select by bids for a four (4) year contract in June, 2015.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks but wanted to still keep the duration of the contract at one (1) year.

 

Atty. Brown asked if Comm. Rock Meeks wished to change his motion to a one (1) year contract.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks did not wish to change his motion.

 

Chairman Meeks asked if there was a second for the motion made by Comm. Rock Meeks to keep the rotation as is until June, 2015 when bids would be considered to select a newspaper for a four (4) year contract since the second made by Comm. Rooks was not the same as Comm. Rock Meeks’ motion.

 

Comm. Rooks withdrew her second to the motion.

 

The motion fails for lack of a second.

 

Tom Tenbroek spoke to the Board expressing his thoughts regarding the newspaper advertising issue.

 

Clarification was made by Atty. Brown concerning the motion approved on November 4th and the Bid Specs as presented to the newspaper offices.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion as previously stated to keep the current rotation of legal advertising on a one (1) year rotation for one more cycle and select by bids for a four (4) year contract in June, 2015.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.  The votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                                             No

Comm. Rock Meeks               Comm. Stevens

Comm. Rooks                          Comm. Joyner

Chairman Meeks

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Kay Gaither spoke concerning the newspaper advertising issue.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request permission to purchase (2) trucks for Construction/Maintenance and Water Department from local vendors, Chiefland Ford and Scoggins Chevrolet.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the purchase of one (1) truck for Construction/Maintenance and one (1) truck for the Water Department.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Construction/Maintenance –  F250                             Water Department – F350 diesel

Scoggins Chevrolet     $31,861.61                              Scoggins Chevrolet     $46,112.35

Chiefland Ford           $30,090.00                              Chiefland Ford           $46,255.00

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to purchase a truck for Construction/Maintenance from Chiefland Ford, the lowest bid in the amount of $30,900.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to purchase a truck for the Water Department from Scoggins Chevrolet, the lowest bid in the amount of $46,255.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval of Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for Section 5311 Operational funding in the amount of $404,972.00 at 50%.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of a Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for Section 5311 Operational funding in the amount of $404,972.00 at 50%.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Joint Participation Agreement with FDOT for Section 5311 Operational funding as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for advertising agreement with Haven Hospice for a period of one year beginning January 1, 2015- through December 31, 2015 in the amount of $12,500, with the ability to extend Agreement for an additional year for an additional amount of $12,500.00.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval for an advertising agreement with Haven Hospice for a period of one year beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 in the amount of $12,500, with the ability to extend the Agreement for an additional year for an additional amount of $12,500.  This Agreement is for the placement of advertisements by Haven Hospice on Levy County Transit busses.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve an advertising agreement with Haven Hospice as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Toni Collins spoke regarding this item asking who would be responsible for the removal of advertising.

 

Mrs. Conley answered it will be the responsibility of the advertiser for removal of ads and cleaning of busses upon removal.

 

Sallie Ann Collins stated she was against any advertising on the transit busses.

 

Renate Cannon spoke in favor of the advertising as it would bring in revenue to the Transit Department.

Dana Sheffield also spoke regarding this item.

 

Mrs. Conley explained the requirements for placement of advertisements to be placed on the busses.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request authorization and Chairman’s signature for the Funding and Program Agreement between Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County, Florida.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for the Funding and Program Agreement between Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County, Florida.  Ms. Neely stated this is a 100% grant in the amount of $20,000 for technical assistance.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Funding and Program Agreement as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request authorization and Chairman’s signature for the Scope of Work for Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for the Scope of Work for Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Scope of Work for Agreement for Professional Services between Levy County and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Modification number six (6) to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for Grant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for Grant Agreement number 12 DB-Q5-48-01-F05, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Modification number six (6) to the Subgrant Agreement between DEO and Levy County for Grant Agreement number 12-DB-Q5-48-01-F05, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the request to submit to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Modification number six (6) to the Subgrant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Robert and Tegan Parker, PA #525 for an existing unit Williston, FL 32696.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval for the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Robert and Tegan Parker, PA #525 for an existing unit in Williston, Florida.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to donate one (1) surplus Fire Engine to Inglis Volunteer Fire Department in exchange for one (1) Ford Chassis Mini Pumper.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to donate one (1) surplus Fire Engine to Inglis Volunteer Fire Department in exchange for one (1) Ford Chassis Mini Pumper.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the donation of (1) surplus Fire Engine to Inglis Volunteer Fire Department in exchange for one (1) Ford Chassis Mini Pumper as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Quarterly Report presentation.

 

Chief Knowles gave the 4th Quarter Report presentation to the Board.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request permission to purchase to purchase (3) trucks for the Road Department from local vendors, Chiefland Ford and Scoggins Chevrolet.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase three (3) trucks for the Road Department.  The bids received are as follows:

 

One (1) ¾ ton pickup truck     Chiefland Ford                                                 Scoggins Chevrolet

$24,895.00                                     $27,217.90

 

Two (2) ½ ton extended cab pickup trucks    Chiefland Ford                       Scoggins Chevrolet

$21,427.00 each                            $22,402.60 each

 

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a ¾ pickup truck from Chiefland Ford in the amount of $24,895.00 as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) ½ ton extended cab pickup trucks from Chiefland Ford in the amount of $21,427.00 as recommended.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

  1. Request approval of contract for another six (Terms in 4 week periods) with Clear Channel Outdoor Bulletins along I-75 for $7,800.00. Two northbound bulletins and two southbound bulletins prior to Levy County exits.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of a contract for another six (6) (terms in 4 week periods) with Clear Channel Outdoor Bulletins along I-75 for $7,800.00 for two (2) Northbound bulletins and two (2) Southbound bulletins prior to Levy County exits.  The contract will run from January 19, 2015 through July 5, 2015.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the contract with Clear Channel Outdoor Bulletins as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of letter to be sent to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval for a letter to be sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission regarding the Levy County section of the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve a letter to be sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission as requested as well as to the offices of Representative Dean and Representative Stone.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Toni Collins asked the status of “Hidden Coastlines”.

 

Comm. John Meeks answered “Hidden Coastlines” is now done by “Pure Water Wilderness” and a new issue should be coming out soon.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon wished all the Commissioners a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Mr. Gaither asked if a Veterinarian had been hired for the County.

 

Comm. John Meeks answered yes, a Veterinarian had been hired.

Mr. Moody stated the Veterinarian was giving her current employer notice and would be available after 30 days.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

Comm. Rooks wished everyone a safe and Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas.

Comm. Rock Meeks reported of the Chiefland Christmas Festival and Parade stating there was a good turnout.  He also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported the Wreaths Across America Memorial went well.

Comm. John Meeks reported of the possibility of funding to assist in bringing the courthouse elevators up to where they are ADA compliant.  He is currently working on a Resolution to bring before the Board appealing to the Circuit 8, the Chief Judge as well as the Legislative Delegation for assistance with this and any other ADA deficiencies there may be in the Courthouse.

 

Select Board Appointments and Departments Committees

 

The Commissioners agreed to select the appointments and Department Committees where they would like to serve and submit to the Board Office.  Staff will contact the Commissioners if there are discrepancies.  Appointments would be made available at the January 6th Regular Board meeting.

 

Toni Collins commented on the political signs still out on Manatee Road and near Camp Azalea.  She asked if there was anything the Commissioners could do.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated he will contact Mrs. Jones, Supervisor of Elections and ask if she could send out a friendly reminder for anyone with signs still out to please pick them up.

 

Dana Sheffield wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:15 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                       Chairman, John Meeks

 

BOCC Regular Meeting, December 2, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 2, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 2, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER   117943-118077
FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,356,725.88
ROAD 96,171.67
SHIP 2,009.25
TRANSPORTATION 10,450.35
911 11,865.74
COURT FACILITIES 916.88
EMS 84,250.78
FIRE 17,457.07
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 6,489.29
CDBG 22,133.88
UTILITIES 641.68
CAPITAL PROJECTS 14,094.06
LANDFILL 76,622.63
TOTAL     $ 1,699,829.16

 

 

MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting November 18, 2014. – TABLED –

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Robert McCallum, Sheriff

Request signature of Chairman on the Affidavit to the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification form.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Affidavit to the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification form.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman signing the Affidavit to the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification form.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke of scamming in the county and wanted to make everyone aware of this and encouraged anyone who suspects someone of this activity to call the Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A. Update on the Nature Coast Shellfish United Meeting of October 23, 2014.

 

Mr. Moody gave an update on the Nature Coast Shellfish United Meeting of October 23, 2014 and a follow-up meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, December 4th at 1:00 P.M. at the Dixie County EOC office.B

B. Update on Grants Coordinator and Veterinarian applications.

 

Mr. Moody gave an update regarding the position of Grants Coordinator and Veterinarian applications stating both are now closed.  There was one application received for the Veterinarian position and the applicant will be interviewed this afternoon.  Seven (7) applications were received for the Grants Coordinator position and six (6) meet qualifications.  He asked if the Board would like to be involved in the hiring process.  The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have staff handle the hiring process.

 

Mr. Moody mentioned a position for an Assistant County Coordinator.  The possibility of hiring a lobbyist person or firm was also discussed.

 

Questions concerning the Veterinarian applicant were asked by Ms. Cason and Lucille Reese.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

A. Request Board approval of the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant (RCAP) for the purchase of one (1) bus at 100% in the amount of $79,490.00.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant for the purchase of a bus at 100% in the amount of $79,490.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve grant as mentioned above for the purchase of a bus at 100% in the amount of $79,490 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request direction to coincide with or clarify authorization granted in resolutions for FDOT/FTA transportation grants to allow Chair to carry out actions authorized in the resolutions.

 

Mrs. Conley requested direction to coincide or clarify authorization granted in resolutions for FDOT/FTA transportation grants to allow the Chairman to carry out actions authorized in the resolutions.

 

Dr. Juanita Terrell spoke concerning this item.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to keep the process as it is currently by getting Board approval.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request Board approval of Title VI Plan including all appendices and authorizing Transit Department Director to finalize dates, pagination, table of contents, and correct formatting and spelling within Policy.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of a Title VI Plan including all appendices and authorizing the Transit Department Director to finalize dates, pagination, table of contents, and correct formatting and spelling within Policy.

 

Questions were asked by Renate Cannon, Terry Witt and Dana Sheffield.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve a Title VI Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

D. Request Board approval of Resolution 2014-61 authorizing the signing and submission of grant application 5311 for operational funds in the amount of $350,000.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-61 authorizing the signing and submission grant application 5311 for operational funds in the amount of $350,000.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-61 authorizing the signing and submission of Grant Application 5311 for operational funds in the amount of $350,000 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

E. Request Board approval of Resolution 2014-62 authorizing the signing and submission of grant application 5339 for capital funds in the amount of $85,000 to purchase one (1) 22’ bus.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-62 authorizing the signing and submission of Grant Application 5339 for Capital Funds in the amount of $85,000 to purchase one (1) 22’ bus.  Mrs. Conley stated this is the first year they will be submitting for the 5339 Grant and it is a 100% Grant.

 

Questions were asked by Renate Cannon and Terry Witt.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-62 authorizing the signing and submission of Grant Application 5339 for Capital Funds in the amount of $85,000 for the purchase of a 22’ bus.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner excused himself from the meeting to attend a funeral.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Program Letter of Agreement between the University of Florida Board of Trustees and Levy County.

 

Chief Knowles thanked the Sheriff’s Department for their diligence and hard work regarding an arson fire which had happened on November 24th.  An arrest was made within 24 hours.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Program Letter of Agreement between the University of Florida Board of Trustees and Levy County.  This agreement will allow resident Doctors from the University’s Department of Emergency Medicine to participate in medical education, research, and /or patient care with LCDPS at no expense to the County.

 

Questions were asked by Mrs. Gaither.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Program Letter of Agreement between the UF Board of Trustees and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request Board approval for the annual grant from the State for the improvement and expansion of EMS.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-60 and the Chairman’s signature on the 100% annual grant in the amount of $4,900 from the State for the improvement and expansion of EMS.  The funds will be used to establish a learning resource center at the Public Safety complex for employee’s continuing education.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature Resolution 2014-60 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request authorization for Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grand (AFG) application for Levy County Fire Rescue. The County’s match of 5% ($10,205.00) will come from the 2014-2015 Fire/EMS budget.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval for the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grand application for Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to authorize the Director of Public Safety to electronically sign for submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grand application for Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

D. Request Board approval to purchase four (4) additional LUCAS batteries and station chargers from Physio Control for $5,503.28 out of the 2014-2015 Fire/EMS budget.

 

Chief Knowles requested board approval to purchase four (4) additional batteries and station chargers from Physio Control in the amount of $5,503.28.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of four (4) additional batteries and station chargers as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

E. Request Board approval to purchase an upgrade to the existing Levy County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch audio recording system to accommodate the digital ICOM radio communication system from Replay Systems for $10,670.00 out of the 2014/2015 Capital Communication budget.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase an upgrade to the existing Levy County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch audio recording system from Replay Systems in the amount of $10,670.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase and upgrade to the existing Levy County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch audio recording system from Replay Systems as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval of Supplemental Agreement #1 for the C-40 Resurfacing, Financial Project 431633-1-58-01.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Supplemental Agreement #1 for the C-40 Resurfacing, Financial Project 431633-1-58-01.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Supplemental Agreement #1 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mrs. Gaither spoke to the Board regarding the interview to be done by Animal Control for a staff Veterinarian.

Mr. Moody responded to her questions and concerns.

 

Mrs. Cannon asked questions about the excess milling from the C-40 resurfacing project.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks spoke of the conference she had recently attended of the Small County Coalition and stated she had brought back information for all the Commissioners and the general public if they were interested.

 

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone of the Christmas Parade to take place in Williston this Saturday at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Light up Williston event.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated on December 13th at 11:00 A.M. the AmVets Wreaths Across America program will take place at the Rosemary Cemetery and the Jim Milton Cemetery in Bronson.

 

Comm. Meeks spoke of a letter he received by an individual commending the RAD Program.

Comm. Meeks spoke of the Board and Committee appointments.  It was agreed to re-visit this issue at the December 16th meeting.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:24 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                              Chairman, John Meeks

BOCC Regular Meeting November 18, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 18, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman John Meeks

Comm. Rock Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

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 117774-117942
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 145,020.73
ROAD 47,041.39
SHIP 10,145.00
PAL LIBRARY 1,597.38
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 12,162.93
TRANSPORTATION 5,037.47
911 25,585.41
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 2,098.36
EMS 39,236.01
FIRE 13,764.39
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,275.96
UTILITIES 1,258.90
DRUG TASK FORCE 1,217.50
ADD COURT COSTS 5,161.71
IMPACT FEES – EMS 53.08
IMPACT FEES – PARKS 150.21
IMPACT FEES – RD DIST I 1,045.51
CAPITAL PROJECTS 29,678.95
LANDFILL 8,905.99
TOTAL   $    353,451.88

 

 

 

SWEARING IN OF ELECTED COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Rock Meeks, District 2

Lilly Rooks, District 4

 

Judge Browning performed swearing in procedures for the newly elected County Commissioners, Comm. Rock Meeks, District 2 and Comm. Lilly Rooks, District 4.

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 7, 2014 and November 4, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on October 7, 2014 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 held on November 4, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion for the Board to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Comm. John Meeks as Chairman and Comm. Joyner as Vice-Chairman for the remainder of 2014 through the end of 2015.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon stated she wished the meeting room could be as full on every Board Meeting as it is today.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request for adoption of “Order of Approval” or “Order to Deny” for Petition No. SEA 02-14.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner.  [1]Comm. Joyner, [2]Comm. Rooks and [3]Comm. John Meeks stated they had ex-parte communication with the petitioner or staff.

 

Att. Brown administered swearing-in of those in the audience wishing to speak for or against the petition to he heard.

 

Mr. Hammond presented Petition No. SEA 02-14 to the Board requesting adoption of “Order of Approval” or “Order to Deny”.  EDA Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Inc. representing B & G Family Partnership, LLLP aka “Prairie Sand”, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception Amendment to SE 4-04 to allow an expansion (third phase “C”) of an existing major mining operation for the excavation of sand for the purpose of commercial sales of construction fill dirt.  This application will not include any blasting.

 

Clay Sweger with EDA Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Inc. spoke to the Board explaining the proposed expansion of the existing excavation/borrow operation located on a part of the B & G Farm on SR 121.

 

Sandy Collins also spoke

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt the “Order to Approve” for Petition No. SEA 02-14.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

  1. Request approval of Change Order #3 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval of Change Order #3 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep, Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.  He explained on September 22, 2014, County staff directed the contractor to complete pump-outs of the oversaturated drain-field every four (4) days to ensure effluent discharge into the street.  This emergency service resulted in an 11,900 gallon quantity and $4,760 increase to Bid Item #4, Dewatering & Disposal.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Change Order #3 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Modification #5, a budget modification to CDBG Contract #11DB-C5-05-48-01-H05.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval of Modification #5, a budget modification to CDBG Contract #11DB-C5-05-48-01-H05.  Mr. Vanzant explained the County has $12,000 of unencumbered Temporary Relocation funds which should be reallocated to the Housing Rehabilitation line item to cover costs associated with providing benefit to Client #LC-02 (Tarafa).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Modification #5 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application.

 

Mr. West requested the Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application which will refresh hardware originally installed in 2009 and replace Windows XP which is past end of support.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the E911 State Grant Application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Rebecca White

Presentation on resurfacing project on State Road 24 from US 19 to Bronson.

 

Ms. White presented information to the Board regarding the upcoming resurfacing project on State Road 24 from US 19 to Bronson.  She stated the construction is expected to begin November 19th, weather permitting.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

October-November 2014 Progress Report

 

Mr. Pieklik gave the October-November, 2014 Progress Report to the Board.

 

Dave Bibby asked if there had been any interest in the Williston Airport Industrial land as he was interested in seeing this area becoming more developed.

 

Mr. Pieklik answered there had been some interest and he is also interested in seeing this area developed more.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

  1. Request approval of Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract extending the completion date of the Contract from September 30, 2014 to May 29, 2015.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Amendment #7 to the Duke Energy Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of the Agreement for Professional Services for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Agreement for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement for Technical Assistance Coordination and LMS and CWPP Plan Maintenance between Levy County and the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2014-59 adopting a new policy for advertising on County Transit vehicles.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-59 adopting a new policy for advertising on County Transit vehicles; adopting rates for advertisements; approving a form agreement for placement of advertising and authorizing execution of agreements by the County Coordinator.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-59 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval to donate one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to donate one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County.

 

Comm. Rooks suggested asking Bradford County if they would be willing to pay something for this equipment since it was paid for with taxpayer money.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the donation of one (1) surplus mobile cascade system and six (6) air bottles with regulators to Bradford County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Bill Henderson, Jordan Green, Brian Delburn

Request to coordinate with rural counties on upcoming Work Program.

 

Mr. Green spoke to the Board providing information concerning upcoming projects in the tentative 5-Year Transportation Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Denise Eckman spoke to the Board regarding NE 140th Court between Bronson and Williston.  She provided signatures on a petition from residents requesting something be done to make the neighborhood safer.  Ms. Eckman stated there is a problem with speeding through this particular street and would like to see the speed limit lowered or speed bumps added.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner reported the Veteran’s Day Ceremony went well and was well attended on Tuesday evening.  The Haven Hospice Event at the Etheridge Cracker House was a successful event.

Comm. Joyner asked the media to continue to make citizens aware of out of state paving and painting company’s scamming operations.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she was glad to be back.

 

Comm. Stevens reported the “Light Up Williston” event will be held on December 6th beginning with the parade at 6:00 P.M. and the Lighting Ceremony will be at 7:30 P.M.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks reported the Veteran’s Day parade held in Inglis went very well.

 

Comm. John Meeks provided copies of the 2014 Board Appointments and Department/Committees to each of the Commissioners to review as appointments will need to be made at the next meeting on December 2nd.

 

Comm. Meeks read a scam letter which has been sent to various residents in and around Bronson requesting a maintenance fee for the water system and asked everyone to be aware.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:46 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                              Chairman, John Meeks

 

 

[1] Ex-Parte, Comm. Joyner

[2] Ex-Parte, Comm. Rooks

[3] Ex-Parte, Comm. John Meeks

BOCC Regular Meeting October 21, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 21, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 21, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER 117450-117617
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 725,656.53
ROAD 80,602.19
SHIP 147.61
PAL LIBRARY 929.85
TRANSPORTATION 40,498.61
COURT FACILITIES 1,004.87
PROGRESS ENERGY 744.36
EMS 43,610.77
FIRE 102,664.24
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,774.65
CDBG 26,114.90
UTILITIES 1,574.07
DRUG TASK FORCE 12,208.14
ADD COURT COSTS 2,665.69
CAPITAL PROJECTS 1,160.03
LANDFILL 65,028.77
TOTAL  $  1,109,385.28

 

 

 MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Public Hearing on September 22, 2014.

 

The minutes for the Public Hearing held on September 22, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Public Hearing held on September 22, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to hear a non-agenda item.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning an alternate proposal to mill CR40.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Mr. Greenlee spoke of the resurfacing project of CR 40E in Inglis and called Andrew Carswell of Mills Engineering to speak to the Board.  Mr. Carswell stated D.A.B. Constructors, Inc. have made an alternate construction proposal in an effort to alleviate some of the ongoing issues with this roadway.  D.A.B. Constructors, Inc. proposes to add milling, up to 1 ½” to remove most of the existing cracking and help reduce the quantity and size of any future reflective cracking.

Atty. Brown stated due the change in the scope of work she would recommend re-bidding if a new scope of work could be written up quickly.  She stated amending the original contract would open the Board up to challenges.

William Bachschmidt of D.A.B. Constructors, Inc. spoke to the Board explaining the proposed changes to the contract.

Comm. Stevens stated he had concerns for this change in the contract.  He is in favor delaying this project and asking for a change order from the State.

 

Renate Cannon stated she supported Comm. Stevens’ position regarding the contract.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to follow the new scope of work without re-bidding.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes No.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Tammy Jones, Supervisor of Elections reported to the Board they had been approved for grant funds for the purchase of new voting equipment and $10,808 will be returned to the Board from this recent purchase.

 

Mrs. Jones announced early voting is open and encouraged everyone to come out to vote.

 

Mr. Bachschmidt of DAB Construction requested the load limit signs on CR40 in Inglis be changed to reflect the correct weight limit for a culvert at the county line stating the commerce of Inglis is widely affected by this load limit amount.  He requested an Ordinance be adopted by the Board and signs be taken down as the load limit is no longer 10 tons and a 13 mile detour for delivery trucks.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Robert McCallum

Discuss sexual offender/predator housing situation in Levy County.

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke to the Board requesting authorization for Atty. Brown to inquire into what can be done regarding a sexual offender/predator housing situation in Williston.

 

Dawn Bease, a neighbor of the residence spoke to the Board expressing her concerns of the housing situation.

Richard Lipman also spoke in favor of something being done regarding this situation.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have Atty. Brown research the County’s options regarding this situation.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Betty Walker, Vice Mayor

Mary Ellzey, City Manager

Update on Chiefland ALS Non-Transport.

 

Mary Ellzey spoke to the Board stating Chiefland is ready to move forward with the legal analysis study and will pay 100% of this study.

Betty Walker stated she is looking forward to working with the County regarding the ALS Non-Transport.  She also invited everyone to attend the LARC “Ride to Provide” event coming up this Saturday where there will be all you can eat fish dinners for $10.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion in which upon the final signing of documents for the City of Chiefland ALS and all obligations have been met, the county would reimburse them for the cost of the study.  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.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Letter of Agreement with Nabors, Giblin.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval to adopt Proclamation 2014-56, recognizing the month of November 2014 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month as requested by Ms. Alison Strother.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Ms. Alison Strother, Board approval to adopt Proclamation 2014-56, recognizing the month of November, 2014 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt Proclamation 2014-56 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss Levy and Dixie County Oysterman Meeting.

 

Mr. Moody gave information to the Board regarding a workshop of the Oystermen in Levy and Dixie County planned for Thursday, October 23rd at 3:00 P.M. to be held at the Dixie County EOC.

 

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

Request approval to advertise and hire a full time staff veterinarian.

 

Mr. Weatherford requested Board approval to advertise and hire a full time staff veterinarian.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve advertising for a full time staff veterinarian as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes No.

 

Ann Larkins stated she would like to see the County provide a “cat room” for the cats housed at Animal Services rather than keeping them in crates during the winter.

 

Crystal Bell spoke to the Board stating if a “cat room” were provided, the animals would need to be spayed/neutered or separated to prevent breeding.

 

Deb Infantine spoke in favor of hiring a full time veterinarian.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request Board approval to purchase equipment for the department.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase the following equipment for the department:

Four (4) Physio-Control LifePak 1000 AED’s with approval to trade-in 3 (three) obsolete AED’s

Two (2) Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC’s)

Four (4) Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SBCA’s)

Eleven (11) face-pieces for new members

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the above listed purchases for the Department of Public Safety as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase a command module.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase a command module for the replacement administration vehicle previously approved at the October 4, 2014 meeting.  The command module will be purchased from Odyssey Specialty Vehicles in the amount of $5,633.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of a command module for the replacement administration vehicle as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to purchase a custom, all terrain responder (ATR) UTV.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase a custom, all terrain responder (ATR) UTV.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Quality Emergency Vehicles                          $18,000

All Terrain Responder                                     $32,962

ETR, LLC                                                       $44,000

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a custom, all terrain responder (ATR) UTV from Quality Emergency Vehicles, the low bidder as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase fire hose under the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant guidelines.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase fire hose under the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Assistance Grant guidelines.  This is a 50/50 grant in which the county receives a 50% reimbursement after the purchase has been made.  The bids received are as follows:

 

NAFECO                                                        $11,943.64

Municipal Equipment Company, LLC           $12,612.00

Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc.                             $14,733.60

Hall-Mark Fire Apparatus                               $14,070.80

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of fire hose from NAFECO, the low bidder as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board’s approval to accept a donation of an E-One Fire Engine and a Chevrolet Tahoe from Marion County Fire Rescue.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to accept the donation of an E-One Fire Engine and a Chevrolet Tahoe from Marion County Fire Rescue.  The Fire Engine will replace an older model Fire Engine for use primarily as a training unit and the Chevrolet Tahoe will replace a 1988 SUV currently used by LCDPS logistics.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to accept the donation of an E-One Fire Engine and a Chevrolet Tahoe from Marion County Fire Rescue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Termination Agreement between ZOLL Data Systems and Levy County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the Termination Agreement between ZOLL Data Systems and Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature on the Termination Agreement between Zoll Data Systems and Levy County as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Tower Management, LLC and Levy County.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Tower Management, LLC and Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Tower Management, LLC and Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request Board consideration on a settlement offer on Second Mortgage for Robert J. Harris, Jr., and if accepted, authorize execution of Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement funds.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board consideration on a settlement offer of $500 regarding a Second Mortgage for Robert J. Harris, Jr., and if accepted, authorize execution of a Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement funds.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks made a motion to make a counter offer of $1,500 and if the amount is accepted authorize execution of a Satisfaction of Mortgage upon receipt of funds.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Settlement Agreement and General Release of Briggs v Board of County Commissioners of Levy County, et al, Case No. 1:14-cv-00016-MW-CRG (N.D. Fla).

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a Settlement Agreement and General Release of Briggs v Board of County Commissioners of Levy County, et al, Case No. 1:14-cv-0016-MW-CRG (N.D. Fla.) in the amount of $75,000.  This Settlement Agreement will settle litigation filed by a former employee against the County and against another employee.  Funds to pay the settlement amount will be provided entirely by the County’s excess insurance carrier.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Settlement Agreement and General Release as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2014-58 supporting the University of Florida’s RESTORE Act application.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-58 supporting the University of Florida’s RESTORE Act application.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-58 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon spoke to the Board requesting information on the All Terrain Responder (ATR) UTV vehicle approved for the Department of Public Safety.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Wild Beast Feast coming up this Saturday at the Etheridge Cracker House near Williston.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the Morriston Baptist Church Fall Festival coming up this Saturday.

Comm. Meeks reminded everyone of the LARC “Ride to Provide” event this Saturday.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell asked the Board to consider making a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning the appointment of a Commissioner to the RESTORE Act.

 

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

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to appoint Comm. Meeks to the RESTORE Act through the end of the year in place of Comm. Bell.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Reminder:  FDOT Public Information Meeting regarding Cedar Key Bridge Replacements October 27, 2014 from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M., at the Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street, Cedar Key, FL.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:41 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

 

 

 

BOCC Special Meeting September 30, 2014

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

Also present were:

 

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

CHECK NUMBER 117191-117384
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 107,815.44
ROAD 92,354.11
SHIP 152.00
PAL LIBRARY 24,765.68
TRANSPORTATION 1,013.07
COURT FACILITIES 3,930.60
PROGRESS ENERGY 126.41
EMS 85,466.54
FIRE 40,579.10
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 1,170.69
UTILITIES 1,160.45
DRUG TASK FORCE 12,758.48
CAPITAL PROJECTS 72,006.79
LANDFILL 5,858.69
TOTAL   $    449,158.05

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy/Finance Director

  1. Final Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of the Final Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Final Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Adopt Resolution 2014-54 to amend the Final 2013-2014 Budget.

Mrs. Rees Requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-54 to amend the Final 2013-2014 Budget.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-54 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval to donate Mobile Data Centers to Suwannee Valley Transit Authority in Live Oak.

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to donate Mobile Data Centers which are no longer in use to Suwannee Valley Transit Authority in Live Oak.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve donation of Mobile Data Centers to Suwannee Valley Transit Authority in Live Oak as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2014-52, authorizing the filing of a Shirley Conroy Rural Capital Assistance Program Grant with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, in the amount of $79,490.00 for the purchase of a stretcher equipped bus.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-52, authorizing the filing of a Shirley Conroy Rural Capital Assistance Program Grant with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged in the amount of $79,490 for the purchase of a stretcher equipped bus.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-52 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for yearly bid items that were re-advertized.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for awards to purchase yearly bid supplies which were re-advertized:

 

Safety Items                            Safety Products & Safety Zone

Galvanized Culvert Pipe         Metal Culverts

Porta Potty                              Jones Plumbing

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to award the bids for the re-advertized items as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request permission to present quotes for bulldozer repair/parts.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented quotes received for bulldozer repair/parts as listed below:

 

Florida Track & Power, Inc.               $  5,485.00

Heavyquip                                           $  5,189.34

Ring Power                                         $10,620.91

 

Mr. Greenlee requested the bid be awarded to Florida Track & Power, Inc. as they were able to promise a much quicker turnaround than the other two bidders and they have been satisfied working with this company in the past.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to award the bid to Florida Track & Power, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear a non-agenda item concerning the Guardian ad Litem lease renewal.

 

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

 

Mr. Moody presented information to the Board regarding the Guardian ad Litem lease with Hudson Properties.  The lease amount is split with Gilchrist County at 70% and Levy County at 30%.  The amount for Levy County is $700.00 per month, which is the same as last year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the renewal of the lease with Hudson Properties as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody stated there will be a meeting held by FDOT for public input at the Cedar Key Community Center on October 27th from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. regarding the three bridges in Cedar Key.

 

Comm. Bell asked if anyone had any Public Comment.  There were none.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:18 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting November 4, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 4, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at the Bronson Hilltop School meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

117618-117773

FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,383,547.26
ROAD 135,239.22
PAL LIBRARY 3,785.03
TRANSPORTATION 248.11
911 11,845.25
COURT FACILITIES 6.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 7,620.51
EMS 58,258.22
FIRE 71,011.00
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 11,434.82
UTILITIES 152.69
DRUG TASK FORCE 381.77
CAPITAL PROJECTS 34,775.80
LANDFILL 17,082.34
TOTAL     $ 1,735,388.02

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Special Board Meeting held on September 30, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Special Board Meeting held on September 30, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Robert McCallum

Request approval of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for 2015 in the amount of $46,990.00.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board acceptance of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for 2015 in the amount of $46,990 for a project entitled Levy Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force 23.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff McCallum also explained to everyone the reason for the unusually large amount of traffic at the Courthouse stating there is a two-week trial beginning this week and Jury selection began on Monday.

 

 

HAVEN HOSPICE

 

Vondla Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator

Request approval of Proclamation 2014-57 recognizing November, 2014 as National Hospice/Palliative Care Month.

 

Ms. Sullivan requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-57 recognizing November, 2014 as National Hospice/Palliative Care month.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-57 recognizing November, 2014 as National Hospice/Palliative Care month as requested.

 

Ms. Sullivan gave an update on the upcoming event, “Fall at the Ranch” stating tickets are still available for $75 each.  The event will take place this Saturday at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston beginning at 5:30 P.M.

 

Ms. Sullivan also spoke of a Veteran’s event this Friday at Haven Hospice in Chiefland stating it will be attended by Ruvio, Perry and Stone from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Lunch will be included and there will be music by the Philman Band.

 

 

INGLIS RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

Deb Ball, Chairman

Request road closure to accommodate the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014 starting at 4:00 P.M.

 

Ms. Ball requested Board approval for road closure of HWY 40 W. in Inglis to accommodate the Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  The parade will begin at 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve road closure for the Annual Christmas Parade in Inglis as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request Board direction on our continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership, membership dues of $4,033.90.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction regarding continued participation with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership.  The dues are now calculated at a rate of $.10 per capita instead of the previous rate of $.05 per capita making the current year’s amount due $4,033.90.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

  1. Request approval to purchase (3) vehicles from Chiefland Ford.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the purchase of (3) vehicles.  They will be for the Planning Department, Code Enforcement, and Building & Zoning.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Chiefland Ford                       $19,866 each (Ford Escape)

Scoggins Chevrolet                 $20,769 each (Chevrolet Equinox)

 

Mr. Moody recommended making the purchase from Chiefland Ford, the lowest bid.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of three (3) vehicles from Chiefland Ford as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request appointment for interim Chair for November 19, 2014 Board meeting.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board appoint an interim Chairman for the November 19, 2014 Board meeting.

 

Comm. Bell passed the gavel to Vice Chairman Johnson and made a motion to appoint Comm. Meeks as the interim Chairman for the November 19, 2014 meeting as well as through the end of the calendar year.

 

Mr. Moody recommended a Vice Chairman be appointed with the Chairman if appointing for the remainder of the year.

 

Comm. Bell amended his motion to add the appointment of Comm. Stevens as Vice Chairman through the end of the calendar year.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

Vice Chairman Johnson returns the gavel back to Chairman Bell to continue the remainder of the meeting.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request Board approval for Amendment #9 for Medicaid NET to extend services until February 28, 2015.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Ms. Conley Board approval for Amendment #9 for Medicaid NET (Non-Emergency Transport) to extend services until February 28, 2015.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Amendment #9 for Medicaid NET extending services until February 28, 2015 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request Board approval to purchase three (3) radio dispatch consoles from ICOM America.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase three (3) radio dispatch consoles from ICOM America in the amount of $70,527.73.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of three (3) radio dispatch consoles from ICOM America as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase pagers under the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant guidelines.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval for the purchase of pagers from Ashtin Communications in the amount of $7,381.75 under the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant guidelines as they had received approval from the Florida Forest Service for the 50/50 grant submitted in January, 2014.  The 50% will be reimbursed to the Board after purchase is made.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of pagers under the Florida Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase one (1) replacement supervisor vehicle; one (1) rescue body from Emergency Vehicles, Inc. in Lake Park, FL; and one (1) 2015 Dodge 400 4×4 chassis from Auto Nation.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one (1) replacement supervisor vehicle; one (1) rescue body from Emergency Vehicles, Inc. in the amount of $84,936 and one (1) 2015 Dodge 4500 4×4 chassis from Auto Nation in the amount of $38,676.  Chief Knowles explained Auto Nation will ship the chassis to the vehicles manufacturer, EVI in Lake Park, FL.  The bids received are as follows:

 

 

 

Rescue Unit (box) only                                               2015 Dodge 4500 4×4 Chassis

Spartan ERV   $89,309                                               Alan Jay                      $40,058

Hall-Mark        $96,490                                               Auto Nation                $38,676

EVI                 $84,936                                               Beck                            $41,504

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to for the purchase of one (1) rescue body from Emergency Vehicles, Inc. and one (1) 2015 Dodge 4500 4×4 chassis from Auto Nation as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase an enclosed trailer from Southeastern Trailer Distributors.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase an enclosed trailer from Southeastern Trailer Distributors.  The trailer will be used to haul miscellaneous equipment including lawn equipment and the ATR UTV previously approved for purchase.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Southeastern Trailer                $4,200

Texas Trailer                            $5,749

Triple Crown Trailers              $4,649

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of an enclosed trailer from Southeastern Trailer Distributors in Ocala, FL as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to expend funds from the EMS Impact Fee Fund.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to expend funds from the EMS Impact Fee Fund for the construction/remodel of the Morriston Fire Station to house a 24 hour EMS transport crew.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the request to expend funds from the EMS Impact Fee Fund for the construction/remodel of the Morriston Fire Station as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Award Presentation.

 

Chief Knowles presented awards to each of the Commissioners and Mr. Moody from the Department of Public Safety.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request consideration of settlement counter-offer on Second Mortgage for Robert J. Harris, Jr., and if accepted, authorize execution of Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement funds.

 

Atty. Brown requested consideration by the Board of a settlement counter-offer on a Second Mortgage for Robert J. Harris, Jr. in the amount of $800.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the offer of $800 and authorize execution of a Satisfaction of Mortgage as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner.

After discussion, Comm. Joyner withdrew his Second.

The motion then dies for lack of a Second.

 

Comm. Joyner then made a motion to make a counter-offer of $1,000.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

McQueen reminded everyone of the County Veteran’s Day Parade this weekend in Inglis at 11:00 A.M.

Two-Hawk Hammock will be the location for a mini Circus on Carol November 22nd.  There will also be a celebration event in Williston on Veteran’s Day at Heritage Park.

 

Renate Cannon requested clarification of who will be the interim Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

 

Comm. Bell explained Comm. Meeks will be the Chairman and Comm. Stevens will be Vice-Chairman until the end of the calendar year.

 

Comm. Meeks made a presentation of plaques in appreciation to Comm. Johnson and Comm. Bell on behalf of the Commissioners and staff.

 

C.W. Gilbert spoke with high regards of the outgoing Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

Dana Sheffield also had a positive statement regarding the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

 

Mr. Moody stated on November 18th at the next Regular Board Meeting, Judge Browning will swear in the new Commissioners at the beginning of the meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Meeks announced the AmVets post in Bronson will be placing flags on the graves of Veterans at Rosemary Cemetery on Veteran’s Day at 11:00 A.M.  Comm. Meeks reminded everyone to thank a Vet for their service.

 

Comm. Stevens thanked Comm. Bell and Comm. Johnson for their service.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the Haven Hospice event to take place this Saturday beginning at 5:30 P.M. at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston.

 

Comm. Bell announced the Student Government for Chiefland Middle-High School will be hosting its annual Pie Auction on Thursday, November 20th at 6:00 P.M. at the High School Cafeteria.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell spoke on the topic of legal advertising by the County in the local newspapers and asked if the Board wished to consider taking action.

 

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

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell passed the gavel to Vice-Chairman Johnson and made a motion to offer a contract starting in 2015 for a four (4) year cycle to whomever bids the lowest rate per column inch for all publications and whoever is awarded would get the tax roll printing for the same term.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens.  The votes were as follows:

 

YES                                        NO

Comm. Bell                            Comm. Joyner

Comm. Stevens                    Comm. Meeks

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Vice Chairman Johnson returns the gavel back to Chairman Bell to continue the remainder of the meeting.

 

Comm. Johnson thanked citizens and those who have helped his growth and development as a Commissioner.

 

Comm. Bell thanked everyone for his opportunity to serve the citizens of the County.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:50 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting October 7, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 7, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:06 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 117385-117449
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 1,707,550.14
ROAD 4,359.57
SHIP 23,030.00
PAL LIBRARY 22,769.83
TRANSPORTATION 1,738.04
911 11,845.25
COURT FACILITIES 75.00
EMS 13,387.35
FIRE 1,126.64
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 349.69
LANDFILL 509.31
TOTAL   $ 1,786,740.82

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Public Hearing held on September 11, 2014 and the Regular Meeting held on September 16, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Public Hearing on September 11th and the Regular Meeting on September 16th as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon questioned why the two (2) ALS trucks are not State Certified.

 

Chief Knowles answered under Florida Statute an ALS First Response 911 Unit is required to be State Certified.  These two vehicles are not a 911 initial response vehicle.  They are for disaster situations, supervision and for carrying extra supplies, therefore are not required to be State Certified.

 

Terry Witt spoke regarding Chief Knowles’ answer and asked why not certify these vehicles as ALS non-transport units?

 

Chief Knowles answered this was something he had asked after the last State inspection and he was told this was not necessary.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request a motion to confirm the Director of Animal Services Department and all Animal Services officers (Animal Services Office I and II) have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as agents for the purpose of investigating violations of any provision of Chapter 828, Fla. Stat.

 

Atty. Brown requested a motion by the Board confirming the Director of Animal Services and all Animal Services officers have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as agents for the purpose of investigating violations of any provisions of Chapter 828, Fla. Stat.

 

Comm. Stevens mad a motion confirming the Director of Animal Services and all Animal Services officers have been appointed through their job descriptions and duties as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request a motion to grant authorization to County Attorney, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions on behalf of County under s. 828.073, Fla. Stat., without further approval from the Board, to seek hearings and ultimately court orders to remove animals from situations where they are in distress, neglected, abused, or otherwise mistreated, in order to provide protection and appropriate and humane disposition and any further relief allowed by s. 828.073, Fla. Stat.

 

Atty. Brown requested a motion by the Board to grant authorization for her, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions on behalf of the County without further approval from the Board, to seek hearings and ultimately court orders to remove animals from situations where they are in distress, neglected, abused, or otherwise mistreated.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion granting authorization for the County Attorney, at the request and in cooperation with the Animal Services Department, to file petitions to remove animals from situations as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request approval and signature on CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement.  The agreements provide yearly maintenance for the PSAP equipment and software and the cost is covered by the Rural County Grant received in May of this year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the CenturyLink Centurion and Evergreen Maintenance Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request Board consideration and approval of Change Order #2 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep., Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa.

 

Mr. Vanzant presented for Board approval Change Order #2 to the Construction Contract between Richardson Site Prep., Inc. and Roberto and Debra Tarafa for installation of an under-drain system.  The total cost for Change Order #2 is $14,865.90.

 

Jay Nordquist with GSE Engineering spoke to the Board explaining the under-drain system.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Change Order #2 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

Request approval of Nature Coast Business Development Council contract with Levy County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the Nature Coast Business Development Council contract with Levy County for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Nature Coast Business Development Council contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

MARION REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

 

Rob Adamiak, Executive Director

Request approval of Proclamation 2014-50, recognizing the month of October, 2014 as Florida Manufacturing Month.

 

Mr. Adamiak requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-50, recognizing the month of October, 2014 as Florida Manufacturing Month.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-50 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2014-55 certifying that Levy County meets criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-55 certifying Levy County meets criteria for reduction of DEP and Water Management District Fees.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-55 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Agreement between Levy County and Preble-Rish, Inc. for engineering and related service for utilities to include the task order marked Attachment “A” and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to sign the RIVER grant application on behalf of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

  1. Moody requested Board approval of the Agreement between Levy County and Preble-Rish, Inc. for engineering and related services for utilities to include the task order marked Attachment “A” and authorize Fred Moody, County Coordinator, to sign the RIVER grant application on behalf of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement and authorize Mr. Moody to sign the RIVER grant application as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan by Passero Associates, LLC for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan by Passero Associates, LLC for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key.  The cost of $80,000 will come from the $750,000 Joint Participation Agreement the County has with DOT.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Runway 5-23 Improvement Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Grants Coordinator position.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of a Grants Coordinator Position stating up to $50,000 has been budgeted for this positions salary.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Grants Coordinator Position as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss and direction regarding City of Chiefland’s request in determining what percentage of $11,0000 for the legal analysis/study for the Chiefland Advanced Life Support Non-Transport Levy County is willing to share with the City and if the County is willing to accept monthly payments for the City’s share.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding the City of Chiefland’s request in determining what percentage of $11,000 for the legal analysis/study for the Chiefland ALS Non-Transport Levy County is willing to share with the City and if the County is willing to accept monothly payments for the City’s share.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to deny the request made by the City of Chiefland.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

Request approval for the re-appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors.

 

Ms. Days requested the re-appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to re-appoint Marlon Gayle as the Public Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2015.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Levy County Service Agreement with the WRPC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr – PA #523 in the amount of $8,990.00.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr – PA #523 in the amount of $8,990.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Joseph J. Barr as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval for the renewal of Levy County’s service agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

Ms. Neely requested on behalf of Mr. Jerrels Board approval for renewal of Levy County’s Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the renewal of Levy County’s Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2014-2015 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Levy County Department of Public Safety (EMS) Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) with the Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval and proceed with a contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to proceed with a contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel in the amount of $49,100 per their previous bid.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve proceeding with the contract between Staley Construction Group, Inc. and Levy County for the Morriston Fire Station remodel as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to purchase one (1) washer/extractor.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one (1) washer/extractor.  The bids received for this item are as follows:

 

Steiner Atlantic Corp.                         $8,030

Industrial Laundry Services                $8,610

Southeastern Laundry Equipment      $8,954

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of (1) washer/extractor from Steiner Atlantic Corp., the lowest bid.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to purchase one (1) replacement vehicle for LCDPS Administration.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to purchase one (1) replacement vehicle for LCDPS Administration.   The bids received for a Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe are as follows:

 

Scoggins Chevrolet                 $32,160

Garber Automall                     $31,660

Beck Auto Group                   $33,319

 

Chief Knowles requested approval to make the purchase from Scoggins Chevrolet.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of (1) replacement vehicle, a Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe for the LCDPS Administration from Scoggins Chevrolet as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to trade in two (2) ambulance patient modules and purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units, three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems for the EMS transport units.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to trade in two (2) ambulance patient modules (retain ownership of chassis) and purchase two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, manufactured by American Emergency Vehicles for a total of $264,480; three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems for the EMS transport units.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the trade in and purchase of two (2) new Type III Ambulance units from Emergency Tactical Rescue Vehicles in Sanford, Florida, three (3) IV pumps, two (2) ventilators, and nine (9) wireless modems as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for Resolution 2014-53 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalk construction along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to the end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL (Financial Project ID 428901-01).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-53 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalk construction along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to the end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL (Financial Project ID 428901-01).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-53 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to re-surface NE 55th Street (LCR 1080).

 

  1. Request approval to pave SE 18th Lane (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

  1. Request approval to pave SE 185th Ave (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to re-surface NE 55th Street (LCR 1080) and to approve paving of SE 18th Lane (MT 304) and SE 185th Avenue (MT 304) in Whispering Oaks Subdivision.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the re-surfacing of NE 55th Street and paving of SE 18th Lane and SE 185th Avenue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon questioned the status of the RESTORE Act.

Atty. Brown answered the Treasury Department had issued their final ruling which should be effective the middle of October.  The trial for the fines for the other entities will enter its third and final phase in January.  This may take some time.

 

Ms. Cannon also asked if there was a date set for the next Legislative Delegation.

Comm. Bell answered a date has not been set at this time.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone the Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast will be on October 25th at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston at 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone the Morriston Baptist Church Fall Festival and Fish Fry will also be going happening on October 25th.

 

Comm. Stevens stated the LARC Ride to Provide event will be on October 25th.

 

Comm. Bell thanked everyone who helped in making the 2nd Levy County Animal Services Animal Adoption event successful.

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested a non-agenda item be heard.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell asked if the Board would place one of the other Commissioners as an alternate to serve on the VAB in the event any of the petitions go beyond the election date of November 4th, as he will no longer be serving on this Board.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to place Comm. Meeks as an interim member to serve on the VAB following November 4th, if necessary until the end of the calendar year.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks.

 

After Mr. Shipp pointed out the new Commissioners would not officially take office until November 18th, Comm. Joyner amended his motion to reflect the date Comm. Meeks would begin as interim member to serve on the VAB.  Second was amended by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:28 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

BOCC Public Hearing – September 22, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 22, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse 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

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Public Hearing to order at 6:00 P.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

Set Millage Rate

Comm. Bell stated the proposed millage rate is 8.2741 and asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for against this item.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-46 adopting the fiscal year 2014-2015 millage rage at 8.2741.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Set Final Budget

Mrs. Rees stated budget amendments to the Board and stated with these amendments, the total budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 would be $65,286,026.  This amount is $360,000 less than what was adopted for the total County budget.

 

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

Dana Sheffield commended the Board for the budget being less than last year.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-47 adopting the budget for fiscal year 2014-2014 at $65,286,026.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone the next regular Board Meeting will be on September 30th to pay the year-end bills.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 6:07 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 16, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 16, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

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 117007-117190
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 698,184.62
ROAD 140,692.62
SHIP 517.66
PAL LIBRARY 5,945.70
TRANSPORTATION 29,579.62
COURT FACILITIES 15.00
PROGRESS ENERGY 735.54
EMS 50,193.21
FIRE 37,833.51
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 3,526.11
CDBG 15,282.00
UTILITIES 1,197.29
DRUG TASK FORCE 399.80
ADD COURT COSTS 607.26
DEBT SERVICE 1,500.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS 8,562.28
LANDFILL 94,573.87
TOTAL  $ 1,089,346.09

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held on August 19, 2014 and September 2, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on August 19, 2014 and September 2, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon inquired of the Chiefland Hospital Letter of Support.  Mrs. Cannon also inquired of the sound system for the Board room.

Comm. Bell answered it was his understanding the letter had been sent.

Mr. Shipp stated sound system installation is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone there would be another pet adoption event sponsored by Levy County Animal Services this Saturday at Tractor Supply from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked the other Commissioners and staff for their work during his recent medical absence.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Development Department

Bill Hammond, Development Director

Request approval for Final and Preliminary Plats

 

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

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with either of the petitions being presented.  There were none.

 

  1. FP 01-14, Croft Land Surveying representing Ronald Gillman, petitioning the Board for a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres”, a residential subdivision consisting of ten (10), two (2) acre, more or less lots. Said parcel is located in Section 11, Township 13S, Range 18E, in Levy County.  Said parcel contains 24.42 acres, more or less and has a zoning designation of Forestry/Rural Residential “FRR” and a land use designation of Low Density Residential “LDR”.

 

Mr. Hammond presented FP 01-14 for a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres” for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve FP 01-14, a Final Plat of “Legacy Acres” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. PP 03-14, Steve McMillen of McSurveying representing Jessica Maass-Hudson, petitioning the Board for a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates”, a residential subdivision consisting of one (1) ten (12) acre lot. Said parcel is located in Section 20, Township 13S, Range 19E, in Levy County.  Said parcel has a zoning designation of “ARR”, Agricultural/Rural Residential.

 

Mr. Hammond presented PP 03-14, a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates” for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve PP 03-14, a Preliminary Plat of “Flint Rock Estates” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEVY COUNTY

 

Barbara Locke, Administrator

Annual county contract between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Levy County Health Department Presentation.

 

Mrs. Locke requested Board approval of the Annual County Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the Levy County Health Department.  Mrs. Locke noted there were no changes to this years’ contract.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Annual County Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

Progress Report July-September 2014 presentation

 

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

 

 

TOM HEAD AND NEIGHBORS

 

Request road pavement for SE 187th Lane, Inglis, FL.

 

Thomas Head spoke to the Board explaining SE 187th Lane in Inglis was previously maintained by the residents and was later turned over to the County.  Mr. Head requested the County put milling on the road, pave it, or turn it back over to the residents.

Glen Dukowitz also spoke explaining the condition of the road and how it is in need of improvement.

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Head to consult with Road Department staff for maintenance or procedures if they would like to get the road turned back over to the residents.  Due to low traffic counts and this being a dead-end road, the Board would be hesitant to approve any improvements.

Mr. Greenlee stated his conversation with Mr. Head was if they were able to get the milling, they could possibly get the County to assist with resurfacing the road using this milling.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request Board approval of a First Amendment to Three Party Agreement between Levy County and the University of Florida Board of Trustees and William F. Hamilton, M.D. for District Medical Examiner services, University Physician Support Services, University Non-Physician Support services, and facility use.

 

Mr. Moody introduced Bruce Goldberger, Chief of Forensic Medicine at the UF College of Medicine who gave an update to the Board of the Medical Examiner’s Office new building and of the services provided for Levy County.  Mr. Goldberger stated the new building construction is expected to begin December 1, 2014 and opening on October 1, 2015.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the First Amendment to Three Party Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval and Chairman’s signature for the National Flood Insurance Program form.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature for the National Flood Insurance Program form.  The AW-214-1 Form Annual Re-Certification requires the County to certify the continued implementation of credited activities as required by the County’s participation in the CRS (Community Rating System).

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the National Flood Insurance Program form as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval to confirm the Lease Agreement between the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club and Levy County for the continued operation of the A.F. Knotts Public Library.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Lease Agreement between between the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club and Levy County for the continued operation of the A.F. Knotts Public Library.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to identify September, 2014 as National Preparedness Month.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-48 identifying September, 2014 as National Preparedness Month and read the title of the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-48 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to identify September 23, 2014 as Fall Prevention Awareness Day.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-43 identifying September 23, 2014 as Fall Prevention Awareness Day and read the title of the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-43 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to identify the week of October 5-11, 2014 as Fire Prevention Week.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2014-49 identifying the week of October 5-11, 2014 as Fire Prevention Week.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2014-49 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Quarterly Report Presentation.

 

Mr. Knowles gave a brief presentation of the Quarterly Report for the Department of Public Safety.

 

  1. Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the Second Amendment to the License Agreement with American Tower LLC for Licensor Contract Number 00384531 for the American Tower Site in Gulf Hammock.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Second Amendment to the License Agreement with American Tower LLC for the American Tower Site in Gulf Hammock.  This agreement is a modification for the final installed equipment configuration  and is a part of the ICOM Narrowbanding Communications Project.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Second Amendment to the License Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval and Chairman’s signature on Resolution 2014-51 providing for amendment of Resolution 2009-27 adopting a revised schedule of permit fees and service charges for ambulance and associated Emergency Medical Services provided by Levy County Department of Public Safety.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on Resolution 2014-51 providing for amendment of Resolution 2009-27 adopting a revised schedule of permit fees and service charges for ambulance associated Emergency Medical Services provided by Levy County Department of Public Safety.  The current rates for Levy County EMS are out of date; the last rate adjustment for Levy County EMS was in June, 2009.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-51 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval to purchase capital equipment for Levy County Department of Public Safety transport units.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval the following capital equipment for Levy County Department of Public Safety transport units:

 

2 Physio-Control LikePak 15 heart monitors with approval to trade in two (2) obsolete heart monitors

2 Stryker Power-Pro stretchers to replace two (2) manual stretchers

2 Stryker Stair-Pro Stair Chairs to replace two (2) outdated stair chairs with modern equipment

 

The total cost for these items will be $72,538.46.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of capital equipment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Director to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and place bids on behalf of the County to purchase capital equipment at the Duke Energy, Crystal River Power Plant Auction September 24-26, 2014.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and place bids on behalf of the County to purchase capital equipment at the Duke Energy, Crystal River Power Plant Auction on September 24-26, 2014.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to authorize Mr. Knowles to sign the Site Access Acknowledgement, Waiver, and Indemnity Agreement and to place bids as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Request approval of an Agreement between Levy County and Collinson and Company d.b.a. Collinson Media and Events for Digital Marketing service for one full year, starting October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 for $2,000.00 per month, total $24,000.00.

 

Mrs. McQueen informed everyone of the events taking place in Cedar Key over the next upcoming weekends.  The Lighthouse at Seahorse Key is opening this Saturday, September 20th and there will be shuttle boats available.

On Sunday, September 21st there will be a walking museum tour beginning at the Cedar Key Historical Museum and walking down Historic Second Street by Dr. John Andrews.  There will be on this same day from 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. a golf cart tour to learn all that’s being done to make Cedar Key a better place to live.  Meet at the City Park Gazebo.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 26th-28th there will be a Railroads and Riverboats exhibit in the Cedar Key Community Center from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of an Agreement between Levy County and Collinson and Company d.b.a. Collinson Media and Events for Digital Marketing service from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 for $2,000.00 per month.  This service will provide some comprehensive research and expand Levy County’s outreach to market our county as a vacation destination.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement as requested by Mrs. McQueen.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon asked when the next Legislative Delegation meeting would be.

Comm. Bell responded the next meeting date had not been set.

 

Mrs. Cannon questioned how EMS vehicles handle inaccessible roads in the county.

Mr. Knowles responded they work with the local Fire Department to use 4 x 4 vehicles to reach the person.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Comm. Bell asked if the Board would consider hearing a non-agenda item concerning an item from the County Attorney.

 

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

 

Atty. Brown stated in April, 2012, the Board joined the Florida Association of Counties and most other Florida counties in a lawsuit challenging 2012 legislation governing Medicaid and procedures for counties’ participation in funding Medicaid costs.  Since then, solutions have been worked out and the court has issued a Notice of Failure to Prosecute in the case and will deem the case dismissed by November 10, 2014, if there is no activity on the case.  It is recommended the Board voluntarily dismiss its interest in the litigation.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to dismiss Levy County’s interest in the litigation as recommended by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported the Levy County Educational Foundation Beast Feast date has been changed to October 25th at the same location.

The LARC Ride to Provide is also on October 25th in the morning and the Cedar Key Arts Festival is October 18th-19th.

 

Comm. Meeks reported of the dedication of the Bronson High School football field to John Rutledge.

Comm. Meeks stated he will be attending a meeting of the North Florida Broadband this week at City Hall in Lake City and added this may change to quarterly meetings.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone of the next Public Hearing coming up on September 22nd at 6:00 P.M. and the Special Meeting for Final Expenditures for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year and any other business on September 30th at 9:00 A.M.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:40 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:03 A.M.

 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING AND RELATED SERVICES FOR UTILITIES

PRESENTATIONS/INTERVIEWS

 

The following Engineering firms gave presentations to the Board regarding engineering and related services for the Water Utilities Department:

 

Jim Stidham and Associates represented by Bill Rollins, President, Tallahassee

Mittauer and Associates, Inc. represented by Beth Brown, Greg Lang and Jason Shepler, Orange Park

Preble Rish, Inc. represented by Debbie Preble, Ralph Cellon, of the 13 offices in North Florida, the closest office is located in Lake City

 

 

 

After the presentations the meeting recessed at 12:19 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 12:30 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed the presentations and ranked the Engineering Firms as follows:

 

Jim Stidham & Assoc.            Mittauer & Assoc.       Preble Rish, Inc.

 

Comm. Johnson                                  3                                              2                                  1

Comm. Joyner                                     3                                              1                                  2

Comm. Bell                                         3                                              1                                  2

Comm. Stevens                                   3                                              2                                  1

Comm. Meeks                                     3                                              2                                  1

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Preble Rish, Inc.  Second was made by Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Public Hearing – September 11, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 11, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Public Hearing to order at 6:02 P.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

  1. Resolution 2014-39, Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-39 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Resolution 2014-40, Annual EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-40 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Resolution 2014-41, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

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

 

Dana Sheffield questioned his assessment rate for Solid Waste and was answered by Mr. Moody.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-41 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Resolution 2014-42, Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-42 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Adopt tentative millage rate, Resolution 2014-44.

 

Sheila Rees stated the Board had set a proposed millage rate at 8.2741 which is the rolled-back rate.  Resolution 2014-44 will adopt a tentative millage rate.

 

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

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-44 adopting the rolled-back millage rate of 8.2741.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Adopt tentative budget for 2014-2015, Resolution 2014-45.

 

Mrs. Rees stated the total budget amount is $65,646,026.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Resolution adopting the budget amount as presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-45 adopting the budget as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 6:14 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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