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BOCC Regular Meeting October 4, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 4, 2016

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 4, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

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.

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  125280-125320
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,207,510.12
ROAD14,373.38
PAL LIBRARY190.32
TRANSPORTATION67.00
91113,563.83
COURT FACILITIES80.00
EMS338.10
FIRE1,544.51
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT26.25
UTILITIES46,292.10
TOTAL   $ 1,283,985.61

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Renate Cannon requested an explanation from Mr. Shipp for his absence at the September evening Board meeting when a budget increase was approved for his office.

Mr. Shipp responded he had a family illness and a representative from his Finance Department, Jared Blanton presented the budget to the Board including the request for an increase to the Clerk’s budget.  Mr. Shipp also stated his request for an increase to his budget to cover increases to insurance, retirement and a 3% raise for employees was requested with his original budget request prior to this meeting.

Dana Sheffield stated the City election for the vacant seat on the Fanning Springs City Council is going on today for those living in this area.

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Request adoption of Resolution 2016-045 approving or denying the petition to vacate, abandon, and close portions of SE 110th Terrace, and SE 4th Street, located in Levy Ranchettes, as requested by petitioner, Larry Myers.

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-045 approving or denying the petition submitted by Larry Myers to vacate, abandon and close portions of SE 110th Terrace and SE 4th Street in Levy Ranchettes, The Plat Review Committee voted against the road vacating due to the interruption of continuous flow of the traffic pattern through the subdivision and the Superintendents are in agreement with the Plat Review Committee.

Comm. Rooks asked if anyone in the subdivision was in favor of the road closure.

Mrs. LaLonde answered only the petitioner.  All other residents were against the road closure.

Mrs. LaLonde stated the Road Department has offered to fill in a section of the road within the area requested for closure with rock to make it easier for vehicles to pass through since it is very sandy and soft causing some vehicles to become stuck.

Mr. Myers spoke to the Board stating his reasons for the request for road closure.

Those in the audience speaking regarding the road closure were:

FOR                                                    AGAINST

Mike Myers                                        Edward Suor

Suzanne Suor

Linda Winkle

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-045 denying the petition presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2016-051 authorizing the execution of a Transfer and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for the replacement of Bridge #340010 (from Gulf Blvd. to Daughtry Bayou).

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-051 authorization the execution of a Transfer and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for the replacement of Bridge #340010 from Gulf Blvd. to Daughtry Bayou in Cedar Key.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-051 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

2. Request approval of Resolution 2016-065 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for replacement of Bridge #340011 on CR 346 at Lewis Pass in Levy County, FL.

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-065 authorizing the execution of a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for replacement of Bridge #340011 on CR 346 at Lewis Pass in Cedar Key.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-065 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks asked Mrs. LaLonde of the condition of Airport Road in Cedar Key after damages from Hurricane Hermine.

Mrs. LaLonde stated they are waiting until after meeting with FEMA Representatives before proceeding with any work on this road as it may qualify to be completely re-constructed.

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

David Pieklik, Executive Direcctor

A. Provide a brief activities and accomplishments presentation for the period of August-October, 2016.

Mr. Pieklik provided a brief summary of activities and accomplishments to the Board for the period of August-October, 2016.

Renate Cannon inquired of the status of the Chiefland Hospital.

Mr. Pieklik answered he has been informed this project is still ongoing.

B. Request approval of a proposed letter of support of the upcoming Legislative Session for priorities endorsed by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership.

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of a proposed letter of support of the upcoming Legislative Session for priorities endorsed by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership.

After discussion of concerns by the Commissioners, it was agreed to TABLE this item until the next meeting.

Mr. Pieklik will look into the items of concern and bring back information at the next meeting.

C. Request approval of the annual Agreement between the Board of Development Council for fiscal year 2016-17.

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of the annual Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. for fiscal year 2016-2017 in which the County has budgeted the sum of $59,975.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

BARBARA SNOW

Ms. Snow, Volunteer Director for Levy County representing the Southern Chapter of the United States War Dog Association requested Board approval for placement of a shadow box in the Courthouse lobby to represent War Dogs, Veterans, and to honor U.S. War Dog Association based in Levy County, Chapter 2.  She presented the Commissioners with a photo of the shadow box with its dimensions and stated there is no cost to the County as it had been donated.  Ms. Snow asked if the item is approved, a presentation be scheduled on the next regular meeting date of the Commissioners.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the request to place a shadow box in the Courthouse lobby as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Fred Moody

A. Request approval of 2017 County Holidays.

 

Mr. Moody presented the list of 2017 County Holidays to the Board for their approval.

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to make a decision on the 2017 County Holidays at the next regular Board meeting after Mr. Moody looks into the possibility of setting the two (2) days for Christmas at Monday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 26th, 2017, rather than the proposed days of Friday, December 22nd and Monday, December 25th.

B. Request approval of Resolution 2016-061 certifying Levy County meets the criteria for reduction of Department     of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-061 certifying Levy County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-061 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LANDFILL

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval of purchase of used 826 Caterpillar Compactor utilizing Small County Consolidated Grant funds.

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to use Small County Consolidated Grant funds to purchase a used 826 Caterpillar Compactor in the amount of $14,000.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a used 826 Caterpillar Compactor as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

Matt Weldon, Director

Request ratification of the Annual State Assistance Agreement with Levy County Board of Commissioners on behalf of Levy County Mosquito Control.

Mr. Weldon requested the Board ratify the Annual State Assistance Agreement for 2016-2017 for financial assistance with the County’s Arthropod/Mosquito Control Program with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Mr. Weldon stated the County receives approximately $32,438.00 from the State annually.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to ratify and approve the Annual State Assistance Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mr. Weldon stated, at this time, there have been no mosquitos carrying the zika virus in our area.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

John MacDonald, Director

Request ratification of Hurricane Hermine 2016-066 Local State of Emergency Declaration.

Mr. MacDonald requested ratification of Emergency Declaration 2016-066 for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine.  Mr. MacDonald stated since the Governor had declared the County eligible for FEMA assistance, this would be the last Emergency Declaration from this storm.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2016-066 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mr. MacDonald provided information regarding Hurricane Matthew stating Levy County could see a 30% chance of Tropical Storm winds as it appears to be on a path to impact the East side of the State.

Mr. MacDonald also stated there are FEMA sites which will be open soon in Levy county for people to stop in to receive information regarding assistance from storm damage as a result of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine.

 

IT

Darin Remington, Director

Discuss County internet proposal. – TABLED –

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Felicity Beach asked if 114th in Steeplechase will be re-paved soon.

Mrs. LaLonde stated this is the first road on the paving list and prep-work should begin by the end of the month.

Mayor Weiss announced the South Levy Marketplace will be open October 22nd and this is their 1-year anniversary.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the LARC Ride to Provide event coming up on October 22nd followed by the Haven Hospice “Fall on the Farm” event beginning at 5:30 P.M.  The Morriston Baptist Church is having a fish-fry event followed by a gospel sing on October 29th.  Comm. Joyner stated the Levy County Beast Feast was a success and there was a large crowd in attendance.

Comm. Joyner requested all Commissioners wear pink at the next meeting in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness going on for the month of October.

Comm. Rooks stated she is still dealing with flooding issues from Hermine in the Cedar Key area.

Comm. John Meeks stated the Levy County Delegation meeting is on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Dogan Cobb Building in Bronson.

Comm. John Meeks stated he had attended a SWIM (Surface Water Improvement and Management) meeting with the Suwannee River Water Management District last Wednesday to discuss their SWIM plan as they were seeking input from the local governments.

Comm. John Meeks stated there was a large attendance for the Peanut Festival held this past weekend in Williston.

Other events coming up in the month of October:

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at U-Pick Lane

Farmers Market in Chiefland October 8th and 22nd

Lost Railroad at Kirby Family Farm in Williston October 7th-29th

A Country Circus at Two Hawk Hammock Ranch October 1st

Cedar Key Seafood Festival October 15th and 16th

Comm. John Meeks read into record a letter of resignation/retirement of Mr. Moody, effective December 23rd.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:45 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Special Meeting September 30, 2016

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2016 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. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clerk of Court, Danny Shipp requested Board approval of the year end expenditures in the amount of $265,504.59.

 

CHECK NUMBER 125121-125279
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE46,604.97
ROAD73,534.79
SHIP4,504.00
PAL LIBRARY4,858.35
MOSQUITO CONTROL4,936.60
TRANSPORTATION16,891.61
COURT FACILITIES7,792.48
EMS58,554.24
FIRE7,908.57
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT3,010.43
UTILITIES7,841.87
LANDFILL29,066.68
TOTAL   $    265,504.59
ONLINE TRANSFER – FIRE193,145.00
ONLINE TRANSFER – UTILITIES100,000.00
TOTAL ONLINE TRANSFERS   $    293,145.00

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the year-end expenditures as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mr. Moody reminded everyone there will be a Legislative Delegation meeting on November 28th in the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson.

It was announced there will be a Vietnam Moving Wall which will be on display in Dunnellon at the Park this weekend.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:08 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Special Meeting September 19, 2016

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 19, 2016 at 6:00 P.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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Adopt final millage and budget for fiscal year 2016/2017

Jared Blanton presented Resolution 2016-062 adopting the final millage rate of 9.0000 for the General Fund for fiscal year 2016/2017.  This rate represents a 10.30% increase over the rolled-back rate of 8.1598.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the millage rate as presented.

Renate Cannon requested the Board not raise the millage rate.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-062 adopting the final millage rate as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

Mr. Blanton presented Resolution 2016-063 adopting the final budget in the amount of $63,504,126 for fiscal year 2016/2017, providing for an effective date.  Adjustments to the budget were explained by Mr. Blanton.  Two grants were added to the total given at the last meeting in the amount of $61,363; an E-911 Grant in the amount of $34,731 and a FEMA Grant for Public Safety increasing the Fire budget by $26,632.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the budget as presented.  There were none.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-063 adopting the final budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks.

Mr. Blanton requested the Board consider the Board consider approving the Clerk’s original budget increase request of $38,472.

On the advice of Atty. Brown, the Commissioners continued the motion which had been made and seconded.  Comm. John Meeks called for a vote and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

Comm. Stevens made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning the Clerk of Court budget increase.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to include the request made for the increase to the Clerk of Court’s budget including the re-allocation of funds transferred to the Clerk by the Board in the amount of $38,472.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:36 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

BOCC Special Meeting September 13, 2016

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

 

Comm. – Rock Meeks

Comm. – Danny Stevens

Comm. – Lilly Rooks

Vice-Chairman – Mike Joyner

Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Vice-Chairman Mike Joyner called the Meeting to order at 6:01 P.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Annual Rate Assessments

County Coordinator, Fred Moody presented the following final Annual Rate Resolutions for Board approval stating there were no changes to the rate assessments for fiscal year 2016/2017:

 

Resolution 2016-053, Annual Fire Protection Services

Resolution 2016-052, Annual rate for EMS Tax Assessments

Resolution 2016-054, Annual rate for Solid Waste Assessments

Resolution 2016-055, Annual rate for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments

 

Vice-Chairman Mike Joyner asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding each of the Assessments.  Sallie Ann Collins questioned the Fire Protection Services assessment and was answered by Atty. Brown.  Ms. Collins also expressed her dissatisfaction on how the roads were graded near her residence.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-053 for Annual Fire Protection Services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-052, Annual rate for EMS Tax Assessment as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-054, Annual rate for Solid Waste Assessments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-055, Annual rate for roadway Maintenance Service Assessments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:49 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                  Vice-Chairman, Mike Joyner

 

BOCC Public Hearing September 8, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 8, 2016 at 6:00 P.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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.  Comm. Stevens gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Rooks.

Adopt Tentative Millage Rate and Resolution 2016-058

Jared Blanton spoke to the Board stating the millage rate included in Resolution 2016-058 is 9.0000 for the General Fund for fiscal year 2016/2017.  This rate represents a 10.30% increase over the rolled back rate of 8.1598.

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the millage rate as presented.

Those in the audience speaking were:  Renate Cannon, Barney Cannon, Dana Sheffield, and Sallie Ann Collins.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-58 adopting the tentative millage rate of 9.0000 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

Adopt Tentative Budget for 2016-2017 and Resolution 2016-059

Mr. Blanton presented the budget for the General Fund for fiscal year 2016/2017 in the amount of $63,442,763.  Mr. Blanton pointed out since the last workshop, there were some changes.  The Chiefland allocation for the Fire Fund was increased and the Transit budget has been streamlined per Connie Conley by utilizing grant programs which reimburse at a higher rate.  This budget has not been adjusted at this time.  There is now showing an increase to the Tax Collector’s budgeted commission for their Department of Revenue approved budget of $75,000.  This was discussed at the last budget meeting.  Mr. Blanton mentioned the budget as it is presented does not reflect the Clerk of Court’s original request of $825,260 which is a $38,472 increase of which $15,000 is for insurance increases.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-059 adopting the tentative budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 as presented.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

Discuss pay issues regarding storm work

Mr. Moody presented a situation which had come to light regarding pay for employees which had worked during the storm.  There had been questions as to whether pay to employees would be at straight time or overtime for the two (2) days closed during the storm which would have otherwise been a regular working day.

Mr. Blanton explained the complications encountered with the unusual situation this payroll had presented.

It was agreed to direct staff to research and develop a policy concerning call-out/overtime pay to employees for future events similar to this.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:25 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting August 2, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 2, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 2, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER  124469-124634
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,222,962.00
ROAD78,632.78
SHIP14,850.00
PAL LIBRARY6,081.41
MOSQUITO CONTROL5,332.55
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV10,986.39
TRANSPORTATION17,464.65
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES31,266.07
EMS29,769.29
FIRE82,604.27
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT4,474.81
UTILITIES1,063.36
DRUG TASK FORCE1,362.00
ADD COURT COSTS1,873.06
IMPACT FEES – PARKS4,000.00
LANDFILL2,077.00
TOTAL   $ 1,527,359.81
EFT PAYMENT   $      28,030.76

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular Board meetings held on June 7, 2016 and June 21, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on June 7, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held on June 21, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bill Hammond, Development Director

Request Board approval for Final Plat of Williston Cedar Farms.

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak regarding the item to be presented.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was any ex-parte communication by any of the Commissioners.  Comm. Joyner stated he had ex-parte communication regarding this item.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval for the Final Plat of Williston Cedar Farms.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Final Plat of Williston Cedar Farms as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

MILLS ENGINEERING

 

Andrew Carswell, P.E.

Explain Bid Summary for C326 (Shell Mound Road) SCOP Project ID# 430690-1-58-01 (tabled from 7/19/16 meeting).

 

Mr. Carswell presented the Bid Summary for C326 (Shell Mound Road) SCOP Project ID# 430690-1-58-01 stating it had been tabled from the July 19th meeting to allow time to contact DOT and inquire if they would provide any additional funds for this project.  An e-mail response stated they were unable to provide additional funding.  According to Mr. Carswell, the remaining amount needed to fund this project would be about $552,000.00.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to Table this item until further information can be obtained from Heather Encinosa as to whether or not impact fee money could be used to fund this project.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

Jack Schofield, President

Request Board approval for improvements to CR40 Boat Ramp, Bird Creek, Yankeetown, FL.

 

Mr. Schofield gave a presentation to the Board regarding a request for improvements to the CR40 Boat Ramp, Bird Creek, Yankeetown, FL.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request Board approval for purchase of a new mower for Boat Ramp areas.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval for the purchase of a new mower for the Boat Ramp areas.  Mr. Weldon stated Boater Improvement monies would be used for this purchase.

 

The quotes received are as follows:

 

Lanes Yardware                      Graveley Pro-Turn 152                       $6,410.82

Suwannee River Kubota         Graveley Pro-Turn 152                       $6,575.00

John Deere                              John Deere 54”                                   $7,780.71

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a new mower from Lanes Yardware for $6,410.82 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Weldon provided an update to the Board of the Zika virus and reported there have been no mosquitos testing positive for zika in our county at this time.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request Board approval and signature on Amendment #2 to the SOW for IEN routing and ALI with West Safety Services, Inc. F/K/A Intrado.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on Amendment #2 to the Scope of Work for IEN 911 Routing & ALI with West Safety Services, Inc. f/k/a Intrado.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature Amendment #2 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Request Board approval of Resolution and Application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-047 and the Application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Capital Area Program for a 23’ Ford bus.  As in years past, application has also been made for a REDI waiver for the 10% local match.  The total project cost will be $77,879.00 and will replace an existing bus which is seven (7) years old with 335,492 miles on it.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-047 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen

Request Board approval of the $24,000 Agreement with Interfuse Marketing, Inc.  They will be providing marketing services to bring more visitors to our website and Levy County.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of the Agreement with Interfuse Marketing, Inc. in the amount of $24,000.  They will be providing marketing services to bring more visitors to the website and to Levy County.

Upon request by Comm. Rooks, Mrs. McQueen gave an overview of what the findings have been.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreement with Interfuse Marketing, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Questions were asked by Toni Collins and answered by Mrs. McQueen.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Update on the progress of the Planning Commission meetings regarding proposed amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

Ms. Neely gave an update on the progress of the Planning Commission meetings regarding proposed amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  The changes to the final set of Comprehensive Plan elements are: Recreation and Open Space, Conservation, Coastal Management and Springs Protection.  The deadline to transmit the Plan Amendments to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is December 1, 2016.

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Renaudo, Assistant to Director

A. Request Board approval and Chairman signature on the Agreement to amend Interlocal Agreement regarding Fire Protection Services between Levy County, Florida and the Town of Yankeetown, Florida, and the Agreement to amend Lease regarding a portion of Yankeetown Town Hall between Levy County, Florida and the Town of Yankeetown, Florida.

 

Mrs. Renaudo requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the Agreement to Amend Interlocal Agreement regarding Fire Protection Services between Levy County and the Town of Yankeetown as well as the Agreement to Amend Lease regarding a portion of Yankeetown Town Hall and the Town of Yankeetown.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Agreements as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request Board approval to renew Gold Level Service Agreement with Replay Systems, Inc. in the amount of $8,248.00 for the recorder for the ICOM radio system and authorize Fred Moody to execute the agreement.

 

Mrs. Renaudo requested Board approval to renew the Gold Level Service Agreement with Replay Systems, Inc. in the amount of $8,248.00 for the recorder for the ICOM radio system and authorization for Fred Moody to execute the agreement.  Mrs. Renaudo explained the system records all traffic between dispatch and the crews.  Mrs. Renaudo stated the funding for this will come from the Communications budget.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Gold Level Service Agreement with Replay Systems, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Approve Resolution 2016-046 authorizing the executing of a Local Agency Program Agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of sidewalk along CR 32 (A/K/A NE 90th Street) from C337 (A/K/A Court Street) to SR 24 in Levy County, FL.

 

Mrs. LaLonde gave an update to the Board on the bridge work done on CR339 and stated the inspection done this morning went very well adding the inspector stated the piling replacement was the best he had seen in the State of Florida.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-046 authorizing the execution of a Local Agency Program Agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of the sidewalk along CR32 (A/K/A NE 90th Street) from C337 (A/K/A Court Street) to SR24 in Levy County, FL.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-046 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

IT

 

Daren Remington, Director

Mr. Remington presented a County internet proposal with the Board as previously discussed.  The proposal would eliminate individual contracts by all Departments and Elected Officials in the Courthouse.  Currently, the combined total spent per month for internet service through various providers is $6,692.20.  The negotiated price with AT&T Mr. Remington presented is $2,679.00 per month and he added this would greatly increase the internet capacity with a business class connection.  This would include all departments except the Sheriff’s Department, School Board and the individual City Libraries.  Mr. Remington stated a contract could be provided for Attorney Brown’s review upon approval to proceed.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners requested a contract for review by the County Attorney and a breakdown of each Department’s expense for the proposed internet service.

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks reported of the Yankeetown Town Council meeting she attended last night.  She also reported Yankeetown had received a grant in the amount of $100,000.

 

Comm. John Meeks announced the Bronson Farmer’s Market will be on August 6th and there will be a Bull Riding Event at Carter’s Arena in Chiefland on the same evening beginning at 8:00 P.M.  The South Levy Marketplace will be on August 27th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:56 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:14 A.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Jared Blanton spoke to the Board and presented a budget overview for their review which has been calculated using the millage rate of 8.75 and includes a 3% raise for the Board employees.  Mr. Blanton cautioned the Board of spending down Reserve funds.

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke to the Board questioning if the Sheriff’s budget would remain at the current years amount of $11,489,777 or if it would be increased to allow a 4% increase for employees and a $25,000 increase to the vehicle line item as requested to their budget which was submitted.  Sheriff McCallum pointed out the budget for 2007/2008 was $3,000 more than this past year’s budget.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the budget for the Sheriff’s Department as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 12:41 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 12:46 P.M.

 

Comm. John Meeks passed the gavel and made a motion to set the tentative millage rate at 9.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

Budget requests and concerns were heard from Cedar Key Fire Department and Inglis Fire Department.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:18 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting July 19, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 19, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 19, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 124227-124468
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,074,154.33
ROAD51,145.93
SHIP11,760.00
PAL LIBRARY4,688.94
MOSQUITO CONTROL203.78
TRANSPORTATION1,077.51
9119,520.22
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS40,554.57
FIRE140,082.25
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT70.33
UTILITIES2,148.70
ADD COURT COSTS2,698.06
LANDFILL80,767.20
MSBU’S174,674.79
TOTAL  $ 1,593,561.61

 

 

CARR, RIGGS & INGRAM

 

Martha Garcia-Baker

Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2015 audited financial statements.

 

Mrs. Garcia-Baker gave a presentation to the Board of the Fiscal Year 2015 audited financial statements from Carr, Riggs and Ingram, the County’s independent audit firm stating it was a good audit and there were no deficiencies.

 

 

INGLIS RESIDENTS

 

Pam Willis, Eldridge Fowler

A. Communicate information to County Commissioners in relation to the flooding in Inglis/Yankeetown area.

Ms. Willis and Mr. Fowler spoke to the Board providing a slideshow presentation of the newly upgraded culverts in the Inglis/Yankeetown area and thanked the Road Department for their work.

 

B. Inquire any planned future flood related prevention activities and expected commencement dates.

 

Ms. Willis and Mr. Fowler inquired of any future flood related prevention activities in the Inglis/Yankeetown area.

 

After discussion, Mr. Moody stated he would schedule a site visit.

 

 

MILLS ENGINEERING

 

Andrew Carswell, Alice LaLonde

Present bid summary for C326 (Shell Mound Road) SCOP project. – TABLED –

 

 

DIANE MARCHAND-ANIMAL ORDINANCE REQUEST

 

Ms. Marchand spoke to the Board and requested implementation of Ordinances for animal and livestock shelter, dog tethering restrictions and more funding for Ag. Division to provide a place for seized animals.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Mr. Moody gave an update to the Board of the offer made to Lamar Stegall for the position of DPS Director stating Mr. Stegall had declined the offer.  Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board.  It was agreed by the Board to offer the position to the 2nd ranked candidate, James Harrell.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Request approval for Service Agreements for Creekside Christian and Nature Coast Middle School.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreements for Creekside Christian and Nature Coast Middle Schools.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Service Agreements as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request approval to renew lease with the Bureau of Public Land Administration – Cedar Key Dock.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval to renew the Submerged Land Lease from March 24, 2016 to March 24, 2021 with the Division of State Lands, State of Florida, Department of Environmental Protection granting use of property known as Cedar Key “Big” Dock, a parcel of sovereignty submerged land in the Gulf of Mexico, Levy County, Florida.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the renewal of Lease as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Request the Board to set a date for a Public Hearing on the “Transmittal” of Comprehensive Plan Amendments to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

 

Ms. Neely requested a date to be set by the Board for a Public Hearing on the “Transmittal” of Comprehensive Plan Amendments to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  Ms. Neely requested the date be set sometime after the Planning Commission’s regular October 3, 2016 Public Hearing meeting.

 

The Board agreed to schedule a Public Hearing on October 18, 2016 immediately following the regular Board meeting.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Request approval to terminate Tropical Storm Colin Local State of Emergency Declaration.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval to officially close and terminate the Tropical Storm Colin Local State of Emergency Declaration.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve termination of the Tropical Storm Colin Local State of Emergency Declaration as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Renaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

Request approval from the Board to renew the Service Agreement with Replay Systems, Inc. in the amount of $8,248.00 for the recorder for the ECOM radio system. – TABLED –

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Request approval to amend P.O. 31755 for the purchase of an Eager Beaver Paver Special Trailer to increase from $62,468.00 to $67,678.00 for the correct ramps.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval to amend P.O. 31755 from $62,468.00 to $67,678.00 due to a communication error with the sales representative with Beard Equipment.  Mrs. LaLonde explained the wrong ramps were included on the first quoted price and the difference is $5,210.00 to get the correct ramps.

 

The Commissioners agreed to Table this item until the company can be contacted regarding the price increase for the ramps.

 

Mrs. LaLonde informed the Board of the bridge work to begin on CR339 July 25th.  She stated a portion of CR339 from SR27 to CR320 will be closed from July 25th until August 18th for the repair work to be done.

 

After discussion in the Budget Workshop, Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the increase to the Purchase Order by the requested $5,210.00.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ms. Collins also stated there is a candidate forum scheduled for this Saturday in Williston from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

Mayor Merritt reminded everyone of the South Levy Marketplace happening this weekend and of the “Stuff the Bus” event taking place to provide school supplies for area students returning to school.
Nancy Winninger reminded everyone of the clean-up scheduled for this weekend in Williston.

 

Scott Lippman stated the new Willistion Middle/High School will be opening for classes August 10th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. John Meeks read into public record a letter signed by all of the Commissioners to the Levy County Sheriff’s Department employees expressing appreciation for their service.

 

Comm. Joyner stated there is a reading program scheduled for this Saturday at the Inglis Food Lion from 11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she is trying to meet with citizens in each municipality listening to their interests and concerns for the county.

 

Comm. Stevens stated there will be a school supply give-a-way on August 6th at 2:00 P.M. at the Williston Elementary School.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated he and Comm. Stevens both serve on the Canvassing Board and since they have opposition, two new Commissioners will need to be appointed.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Comm. Rock Meeks and Comm. Rooks as the alternate to the Canvassing Board.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated the Bronson Farmers market will be on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:30 A.M.

Comm. John Meeks gave an update of the DOT assessment of SR 24 concerning the area near the Bronson Speedway which the Commissioners had requested.

 

Comm. John Meeks spoke of the letter which had been written to DOT regarding the SR 24 issue and the I-75 expansion project.

Atty. Brown stated due to comments brought up in today’s meeting, there may be some changes to the letter before sending it to DOT.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:53 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:18 A.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Jared Blanton spoke to the Board and gave an overview of the budget pointing out options to make the budget balance.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:51 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting July 5, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 5, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 5, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER 124022-124184
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,159,810.18
ROAD16,101.57
SHIP14,880.00
TRANSPORTATION14,148.93
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES26,075.00
EMS8,351.42
FIRE6,135.45
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT71.67
UTILITIES356.30
LANDFILL17,386.37
TOTAL  $ 1,275,877.06
EFT PAYMENT  $      33,524.47

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen

Review of quotes for hiring vendors for the creative design and printing of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail Map using a grant from the Conservation Fund.  Map will include Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Jefferson counties.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented quotes received for the creative design and printing of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail map which will include Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Jefferson counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quotes received are listed below:

 

Vendor Name              Creative Design Quote           Interactive Map Quote            Printing Quote

 

Sparxoo                                   $16,830                                   $28,380                                 none

 

Akers Media                           $15,000                                      none                         $14,325/50K

$25,825/100K

 

JS Design Studio                    $5,000                                        none                         $12,155/50K

S/H $300

 

Global Printing                       none                                           none                         $10,650/50K

S/H $1,600

$21,000/100K

S/H $2,950

 

Mrs. McQueen recommended the Board award the bid to JS Design Studio.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to award the bid to JS Design Studio as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL

 

Scott Koons, Executive Director

Adopt a resolution adopting the amended Interlocal Agreement Creating the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council to become a member local government of the Council and appoint a County Commissioner to be the County’s representative to the Council. – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments, Resolution No. 2016-037.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments, Resolution 2016-037 and stated there are no changes in the rates for any of the Assessments.  Mr. Moody also stated there will be a Final Rate Resolution for each of the Resolutions to be approved in September.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-037 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Requesting approval for Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution No. 2016-035.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rate, Resolution 2016-035.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-035 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution No. 2016-036.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution 2016-036.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-036 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D. Requesting approval for Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution No. 2016-034.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution 2016-034.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-034 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Those in the audience commenting on the Resolutions were Dana Sheffield and Sallie Ann Collins.

 

E. Request date and time for 2016-2017 Budget Workshop.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board set a date and time for a 2016-2017 Budget Workshop.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to set a Budget Workshop on Wednesday, July 13th at 9:00 A.M. followed by the Fire Departments at 2:00 P.M.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Request a motion to set health insurance premiums paid by the Board for employees’ coverage(s) for Fiscal Year 2016-17.

 

Ms. Martin presented rates to the Board and requested they set the amount paid by the Board for employees’ coverage(s) for health insurance premium rates for fiscal year 2016-2017, which is a 6.1% increase.  Ms. Martin stated she would like to set the dates for open enrollment on August 16th and August 17th and requested the Board make a decision before this time.

 

The Commissioners agreed to discuss this further at the Budget Workshop on July 13th.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Requesting Board approval on Resolution 2016-031 and approval of 2016/2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-031 and approval of the 2016/2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant in the amount of $474,013.00 with the local match amount at $41,915.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-031 and the 2016-2017 Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Requesting a motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Ethan Cummings, PA #535 for an existing unit in Williston, FL 32696.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Ethan Cummings, PA #535 for an existing unit in Williston, FL in the amount of $14,880.

 

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

 

Comments were made by Dana Sheffield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

A. Request permission to advertise bids for the yearly operating supplies for the Levy County Road Department.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval to advertise bids for the yearly operating supplies for the Levy County Road Department.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the request to advertise bids for yearly operating supplies as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval for Resolution 2016-041 repealing a Resolution recorded in OR 241, Pg. 213 in the official records of Levy County, FL repealing weight limit (10 tons) on CR 40 from US HWY 19E to the Levy County/Marion County line.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-041 repealing a Resolution recorded in OR 241, Pg. 213 in the official records of Levy County, FL repealing the weight limit (10 tons) on CR 40 from US HWY 19E to the Levy County/Marion line.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-041 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Scott Lippman thanked Mrs. Conley and the Transit Department for their assistance with the recently held DOT meeting for providing shuttle service to those attending the meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks expressed an interest in requesting DOT research the area on SR 24 near the race track where the fatal accident happened Saturday to determine if the roadway can be changed in any way to make it safer.

Comm. Rooks stated Comm. John Meeks was re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties and also awarded the President’s award.  Comm. John Meeks also is serving on the Leadership Team for the Small County Coalition.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks stated the Independence Day parade in Williston was a success and the Fireworks in Cedar Key was a success last night.

 

Comm. Stevens spoke of the I-75 Task Force issue and whether or not the Board should take a position on it.

Comm. John Meeks stated he would like to wait until the next Board meeting to take a position on this.  Comm. John Meeks also spoke of the I-75 issue stating the last meeting will be at the Livestock Pavilion in Ocala.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to have Atty. Brown draft a letter to DOT with all of the Commissioners’ signatures requesting they carefully examine and consider all secondary roads before moving forward with whatever plans they may have concerning the I-75 expansion.  This letter will also be copied to the I-75 Task Force.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. John Meeks voted NO.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported the Bronson Fireworks and celebration was a success.

Comm. John Meeks also stated the Board had recently received notification from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission informing them Duke Energy is planning to move forward with their application process to build a Nuclear Plant on the Levy County Property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens spoke of several areas between Bronson and Archer on SR24 and SR41 S at CR326 and the accidents which have taken place in these areas as spoken of by Comm. Rooks.

 

Stevens made a motion to draft a letter to send to DOT requesting they address the locations as stated above in a timely manner.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:03 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 2:00 P.M.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS

 

The following applicants were interviewed by the Board for the Public Safety Director position:

 

Lamar Stegall

Wayne Watts, Jr.

James Harrell

James Campbell

 

After interviewing the applicants, the Commissioners ranked the applicants as follows:

 

Comm. Rock MeeksComm. StevensComm. John MeeksComm. RooksComm. Joyner
1Lamar StegallJames HarrellLamar StegallLamar StegallJames Campbell
2James HarrellWayne Watts, Jr.James HarrellJames CampbellLamar Stegall
3James CampbellLamar StegallJames CampbellJames HarrellJames Harrell
4Wayne Watts, Jr.James CampbellWayne Watts, Jr.Wayne Watts, Jr.Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

The results of the Commissioners’ rankings are listed below:

 

  1. Lamar Stegall
  2. James Harrell
  3. James Campbell
  4. Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

The Commissioners agreed to have staff contact Mr. Stegall to offer the position to him.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:50 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting June 21, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 21, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 21, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

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.

 

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 NUMBER124022-124184
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE159,142.29
ROAD78,389.69
PAL LIBRARY9,421.47
MOSQUITO CONTROL212.27
TRANSPORTATION3,028.64
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS45,763.56
FIRE46,878.99
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT513.89
UTILITIES2,165.56
COMMUNICATION17,979.00
ADD COURT COSTS669.50
IMPACT FEES – PARKS9,231.29
LANDFILL69,241.89
TOTAL  $    442,653.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the regular meeting held on May 17, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on May 17, 2016 with correction as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik requested Board approval to adopt Ordinance 2016-03 for the repealing of the Resolution creating the LCDA.

 

Atty. Brown read the title of the Ordinance into public record.

 

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

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2016-03 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik

A. Present progress report for May-June, 2016 per arrangement with BOCC.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report to the Board for May-June, 2016.

 

B. Discuss next steps for submitted Business Incentives application regarding retailer making a request, where confidentiality has been invoked.

 

Mr. Pieklik spoke to the Board about the steps for submitted Business Incentives application and a retailer’s request regarding a triple net lease.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to move forward with the application process as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steve Minnis, Governmental Affairs & Communications Director

Mr. Minnis presented a check to the Board for Payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $30,401.84.

 

 

DEWBERRY-PREBLE RISH

 

Rob Davis, PE

Mr. Davis requested Board approval of change orders Number one (1) and Number two (2) to contract with Carter Excavating, Inc. for University Oaks Water System to complete a looped main and take an existing, leaking line out of service.  Mr. Davis explained the costs of the change orders will not exceed the original budget for this project.  Mr. Davis also requested Board approval of a Task Order to complete the permitting and engineering of the change orders.

 

Jimmy Jones also spoke to the Board explaining the work being done to the University Oaks Water system.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/UNIVERSITY OAKS WATER

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to hear a non-agenda item concerning the University Oaks Water System Task Order 16-001.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Davis explained the task order is to complete the looped water main system and abandon an existing, leaking water main and to provide 11 new connections.  The task order will also take care of permitting and engineering.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Task Order 16-001 contingent upon legal review, approval of Change Order Number one (1) and Change Order Number two (2) as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 

Toni C. Collins, President

Mrs. Collins requested Board approval for the Levy County Historical Society to apply for and, if approved, erect and maintain a Florida Historic Marker at the Pat-Mac Locomotive exhibit site.  The Levy County Board of County Commissioners own the Pat-Mac Locomotive Wayside Park, 5230 SE HWY 19, Gulf Hammock, Florida.  Mrs. Collins stated the Levy County Historical Society will be paying for the sign.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the request for the Levy County Historical Society to apply for a Florida Historic Marker as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke regarding this item.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY CATTLEMEN

 

Brad Etheridge

Discuss duties and job description for the Levy County Extension Director position.

 

Mr. Etheridge spoke to the Board regarding the job description for Levy County Extension Director and the need for the person hired for this position to be a liaison between the livestock industry of Levy County and the University of Florida.  Mr. Etheridge requested the Board consider the person to be hired, also be a Livestock Extension Agent Director.  He also recommended there be one person to be placed in the position to exclusively handle the county’s 4-H program.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to request the University of Florida amend to the position of Levy County Extension director be re-advertised to include knowledge of the Livestock industry.  The current applicant selected by the University is welcome to re-apply if they wish.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:30 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:35 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

 

A. Request approval from the Board for the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval for the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement from August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018.  The Standstill Agreement was in place until July 31, 2016, but had to be backdated per request of the governing authority GSA.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the extension of the Bronson Field Office Lease Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval and present an update on the Court House Window Project.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Court House Window Project and gave an update on the work done so far.  Mr. Moody stated approval had been given to cover the replacement cost with the Court Facilities Fund.  The two proposals received are listed below:

 

Staley Construction Group, Inc.                     $104,300.00

Nature Coast Class, LLC                                $109,500.00

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the lowest bid for the Court House Window Project to Staley Construction Group.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  • Moody requested the Board conduct a Budget Workshop following the next Regular Board meeting on July 5th.

 

The Commissioners agreed to schedule a Budget Workshop following the next Regular Board meeting on July 5th as requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Mrs. Martin presented a staff report on upcoming interviews for the Public Safety Director position.  The following applicants have been selected for interview by the Board:

 

James Campbell

Jeff Gold

James Harrell

Larry Taylor

Wayne Watts, Jr.

 

Mrs. Martin requested direction from the Board for a date and time to interview the applicants.

 

The Commissioners discussed the applicant, Jeff Gold and his bid for election in Marion County.  It was also discussed adding an additional applicant, Lamar Stegall, the next applicant, to be contacted for interview, as he was the next qualified applicant which also resides in Levy County.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to add one additional applicant, Lamar Stegall to the interview list as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The Commissioners agreed to conduct interviews on July 5th at 2:00 P.M. following the next Board Meeting and Budget Workshop.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Conley Conley, Director

Request approval from the Board to discontinue transportation services on County Holidays.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to discontinue transportation services on County Holidays due to the cost to provide the service.

 

After discussion, it was requested by the Board for Ms. Conley to obtain schedules from facilities providing services to patients transported by Levy County Transit which would be scheduled on the County Holidays to determine if these patients could be re-scheduled.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A. Request a motion to approve Resolution 2016-039 adopting corrections to SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) Fiscal Years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 approved April 19, 2016, to incorporate comments by Florida Housing Financial Corporation (FHFC) Review Committee.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-039 adopting corrections to the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for fiscal years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 approved April 19, 2016, to incorporate comments by the Florida Housing Financial Corporation (FHFC) Review Committee.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-039 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request a motion to approve State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Funding Certification to be submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program for fiscal year 2016-2017 Funding Certification to be submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program fiscal year 2016-2017 Funding Certification as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

A. Seven (7) day extension of Tropical Storm Colin Local State of Emergency Declaration.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval of a seven (7) day extension of the Local State of Emergency Declaration as a result of Tropical Storm Colin.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the seven (7) day extension of the Local State of Emergency Declaration as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval to purchase Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool to replace the current IDAM Damage Assessment Tool.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval to purchase a Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool in the amount of $5,200 to replace the current IDAM Damage Assessment Tool.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of the Crisis Track Damage Assessment Tool as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C. Request approval to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA).

 

Mr. Macdonald requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA), a matching grant in the amount of $105,806.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant (EMPA) as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

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

 

Mr. MacDonald requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG).

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Rinaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

Request approval from the Board to purchase six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions for $4,751.99.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested Board approval to purchase six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions in the amount of $4,751.99.  This will allow for completion of the network for the Fire Rescue Stations tying them into the headquarters’ location to provide secure internet access and more efficient management of all remote sites.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the purchase of six (6) routers and six (6) SIM cards with programming and warranty coverage from Access Wireless Data Solutions as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Renaudo also informed the Board the Department of Public Safety had received notification from the State Department of Health they had been awarded funding for Vents in the amount of $18,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Request approval of Resolution 2016-032 for the acceptance and directing the recordation of right of way deed transferring right of way located in Levy County, FL (SE 117th Place and SE 127th Terrace).

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-032 for the acceptance and directing the recordation of a Right-of-Way Deed transferring the Right-of-Way located in Levy County, FL (SE 117th Place and SE 127th Terrace).

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-032 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

IT

 

Daren Remington, IT Director

Request approval to purchase IT equipment as discussed from previous meeting held June 7, 2016. -TABLED –

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks presented and made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-30 requesting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suspend Rule 68B-4.0081(2)(d) limiting net size to 2” mesh for restricted species enforcement licensees in Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks spoke of the local youth baseball teams and made a motion for a recognition to be arranged for the teams and parents by Comm. Rock Meeks.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. John Meeks stated there will be an I-75 Task Force meeting at Williston Crossings RV resort beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Comm. John Meeks reminded everyone of the Emergency Preparedness Seminar on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints on North Main Street in Williston.

Comm. John Meeks stated there is a North Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday evening in Lake City.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:05 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting June 7, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 7, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June7, 2016 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 Coordinator – Fred Moody

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER  123830-124021
FUND          AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,524,129.38
ROAD61,144.47
SHIP327.59
PAL LIBRARY2,511.35
MOSQUITO CONTROL4,582.78
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV11,088.12
TRANSPORTATION14,264.99
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES21.00
EMS30,220.73
FIRE17,213.49
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT2,833.26
UTILITIES68,079.34
ADD COURT COSTS3,144.79
IMPACT FEES – PARKS163.07
LANDFILL44,526.02
TOTAL    $ 1,796,810.55

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on April 19, 2016 and May 3, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on April 19, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on May 3, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

SHIP

 

Atty. Norm Fugate requested on behalf of Roberta Owens Board approval for the partial release of lots 15 and 16 from the SHIP Rehab mortgage to Levy County Commissioners dated November 13, 2008.

 

Mr. Fugate requested on behalf of Robert Owens Board approval of the partial release of lots 15 and 16 from the SHIP Rehab mortgage to the Levy County Commissioners dated November 13, 2008.  Mr. Fugate explained Ms. Owens currently owns four lots and has a home on two of them in which she resides.  She wishes to sell the other two.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the partial release of 15 and 16 from the SHIP Rehab mortgage as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Anne Bast Brown, County Attorney

Requesting Board approval to adopt Ordinance 2016-02 amending the Impact Fee Ordinance, limiting applicability of Road Impact Fees to unincorporated areas of the County.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to adopt Ordinance 2016-02 amending the Impact Fee Ordinance, limiting applicability or Road Impact Fees to unincorporated areas of the County and read the title into public record.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the item presented.  Dana Sheffield spoke.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2016-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Requesting ratification of the Chairman’s signature on the MapFlex Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board ratification of the Chairman’s signature on the MapFlex Agreement which provides annual support and maintenance on the map display used in dispatch.  The cost for this agreement is fully covered by a Rural County Grant.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to ratify the Chairman’s signature on the MapFlex Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

Mrs. LaLonde gave an update to the Board of CR 326/Shell Mound Road stating they will be advertising for bids next week.

 

A. Request approval to purchase Mack 2017 Lowboy from Nextran.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval for the purchase of a Mack 2017 Lowboy truck from Nextran in the amount of $121,350.09 on State Contract.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a Mack 2017 Lowboy truck from Nextran as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Request approval of Supplemental Agreement #1 to: SCOP C343 to correct the Project Limits.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Supplemental Agreement #1 for SCOP, CR 343.  The original project limits were incorrect with the description of CR 343/NE 60th Street from CR 241 to SR 500 (US 27).  The correct limits are CR 343/NE 60th Street from CR 241 to SR 45 (US 27-US 41).

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Supplemental Agreement #1 for SCOP, CR 343 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

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

 

Mrs. LaLonde provided the Commissioners with a quote from Ring Power for an additional extended warranty on the engine repair/replacement for the bucket truck approved at the last Board meeting.  The amounts are listed below for consideration by the Board:

 

36 months       $1,600.00

48 months       $3,150.00

 

The price approved for the engine repair/replacement already includes a 2-year warranty.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to take no action on this item today, but to have Charlie Bedford present at the next Board meeting to answer questions the Commissioners may have.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Request approval to not renew agreement with Code Red Emergency Notification System and enter into an agreement with State of Florida Emergency Notification System known as Alert Florida Notification System.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval to not renew the agreement with Code Red Emergency Notification System which ends June 30th and enter into an agreement with the State of Florida Emergency Notification System known as Alert Florida Notification System which does not charge a fee for usage.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to enter in to an agreement with the State of Florida Emergency Notification System known as Alert Florida Notification System as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. MacDonald gave a report to the Board of the storm damage from Tropical Storm Colin in the Inglis, Yankeetown, Cedar Key areas.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner requested Board approval for storm debris pick-up for coastal residents affected by Tropical Storm Colin on a date for each area to be advertised.  This will be a one-time pick-up to be coordinated with the Mayor of each of the coastal municipalities.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

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

 

  • MacDonald spoke to the Board regarding the purchase of Damage Assessment Software called Crisis Track in the amount of $2,300 per year. There is also a one-time training/set-up fee of $2,900.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to table this item until further research can be done.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  • MacDonald requested the Board ratify Emergency Declaration 2016-033 due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Colin.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2016-033 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of the draft invoice in the amount of $4,827.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-17 Florida Association of Counties dues.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the draft invoice in the amount of $4,827.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Florida Association of Counties dues.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the draft invoice as requested for the Florida Association of Counties dues for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request for appropriation of funds in the amount of $12,134.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-17 for North Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board appropriation of funds in the amount of $12,134.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 North Central Florida Regional Planning Council dues.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve funds in the amount of $12,134.00 be appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 North Central Florida Regional Planning Council dues as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Request direction from the Board on interviewing Public Safety Director applicants.

 

Ms. Martin requested direction from the Board for interviewing Public Safety Director applicants.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made a motion to have staff select the top five (5) applicants for the Public Safety Director position to be reviewed by the Board at the next Board meeting.  The Board will then set a date for interviews.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICE

 

B.J. Jarvis, Interim Director

Requesting approval from the Board of an agreement between Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (CFCAA).

 

Ms. Jarvis requested Board approval of an agreement between the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (CFAA) and Levy County for assistance with student expense to attend the Summer 4-H Day Camps and Camp Cherry Lake.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the agreement with Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of payment to Auto-Graphics, Invoice #0061709, in the amount of $6,589.38 for the automated circulation system as a condition for receiving “State Aid to Libraries.”

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve payment in the amount of $6,589.38 to Auto-Graphics as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:24 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:33 A.M.

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

Presenting Certificate of Appreciation for donation to Animal Services.

 

Mr. Weatherford presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Bob Echols, Founder and CEO of “For Our Friends the Animals” for his contribution to the Levy County Department of Animal Services to build a Cat Room and for monthly pet vaccines.

 

Mr. Weatherford stated the Cat Room is being dedicated at 1:00 P.M. today.

 

 

LANDFILL

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

  1. Request to approve the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the Agreement.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature of the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance in the amount of $90,909.00.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request for appropriation of $16,500.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for annual monitoring of hazardous waste generators.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested appropriation by the Board of $16,500.00 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for annual monitoring of hazardous waste generators through the North Florida Regional Planning Council.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appropriate $16,500 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for annual monitoring of hazardous waste generators as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Ms. Conley requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Certifications and Assurances.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the FTA Fiscal Year 2016 Certifications and Assurances as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of the 2016-2017 Tourism Marketing Plan to begin October 1, 2016.  This was approved on May 5, 2016 by the Levy County Tourism Development Council.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Tourism Marketing Plan as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke regarding this item.

 

 

GRANTS

 

Tisha Whitehurst

Mrs. Whitehurst requested the Board ratify the acceptance of the Notice of Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the Planning Assistance Grant.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to ratify the acceptance of the Notice of Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the Planning Assistance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Daren Remington

Presenting state of the county IT network and proposed infrastructure changes needed.

 

Mr. Remington and Andrew Thurow gave a presentation to the Board of proposed county IT network and proposed infrastructure changes needed.  Mr. Remington gave an estimated amount of $52,000 to make necessary updates and changes.

 

Those in the audience speaking regarding this item were:  Lisa Brasher, Jenny Rogers, Carol McQueen, Connie Conley, Dana Sheffield, Deanna Dobbins, Jared Blanton, Sheila Rees, and Sallie Collins.

 

After discussion, Comm. John Meeks requested Mr. Remington bring back quotes for the server in the Finance Department and the Firewall upgrade at the next Board meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner spoke of the upcoming I-75 meeting at Williston Crossings on June 24th at 9:00 A.M.

Comm. Joyner stated there will be a cake auction at 2:30 P.M. at the Cross Brand Cowboy Church to help with expenses for youth camp.

 

Comm. Rooks

Requesting approval for Resolution 2016-030 requesting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to suspend rule 68B-4.0081(2)(d). –TABLED –

 

Comm. John Meeks reported both the Williston FFA Ranch Rodeo and the Chiefland Watermelon Festival were a success.  Comm. Rock Meeks stated there is an I-75 Task Force meeting at 5:30 P.M. at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville.

 

Comm. John Meeks reminded everyone of the Cat Structure dedication today at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:15 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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