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BOCC Regular Meeting May 17, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 17, 2016

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 17, 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. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER123671-123829
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE690,009.36
ROAD46,011.08
SHIP17,523.16
PAL LIBRARY30,980.41
MOSQUITO CONTROL155.40
TRANSPORTATION9,109.36
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS36,173.15
FIRE115,656.39
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT16,870.93
UTILITIES1,705.45
ADD COURT COSTS669.50
LANDFILL143,478.10
TOTAL  $ 1,108,357.29

 

 

CHIEFLAND HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TEAM PRESENTATION

 

Comm. John Meeks presented and read into record Proclamation 2016-029 for Board approval recognizing the Chiefland Middle/High School Varsity girls’ softball team as the 2016 FHSAA Class 1A State Champions.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-029 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:11 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:15 A.M.

 

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Tom Singleton

Informing the Commissioners and the public on the District’s plans to update the Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) plans for protecting the water and natural resources in the Suwannee River and Coastal basins.

 

Leslie Ames and Doug Roberson spoke on behalf of Tome Singleton to the Board regarding the District’s plans to update the Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) plans for protecting the water and natural resources in the Suwannee River and Coastal basins.  The District will invite the County and other public and private stakeholders to participate in the updating process over the course of the next year.

 

Comments were made by the following members of the audience:  Renate Cannon, Dana Sheffield and Terry Witt.

 

 

CRIME STOPPERS OF LEVY COUNTY

 

Paula Sprague

Requesting letter of authorization to allow Crime Stoppers of Alachua County to represent Levy County.

 

Mrs. Sprague informed the Board Alachua County Crime Stoppers has offered to represent Levy County for the Crime Stoppers program.  She requested with approval of Sheriff McCallum the Board send a letter of authorization for Alachua County Crime Stoppers to represent Levy County Crime Stoppers and request any grant funds authorized them.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to send a letter of authorization for Alachua County Crime Stoppers to represent Levy County Crime Stoppers as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Barney Bennett and Bill Henderson

Presenting the Florida Department of Transportation’s County Work Program Priorities.

 

Mr. Henderson spoke to the Board presenting the Florida Department of Transportation’s County Work Program Priorities.

 

Mr. Bennett spoke to the Board regarding the SCRAP and SCOP Programs and funding availability.

 

Ryan Asmus gave a presentation on the C Street Bridge project in Cedar Key stating the project is ready to move from the Environmental Planning stage to the Production stage.  He assured everyone access to the businesses will not be interrupted during construction.

 

Audience members who spoke were:  Renate Cannon, Adam Henderson.

 

 

GEORGIA PACIFIC

 

Scott Mixon and Chet Thompson

Informing the Board on the Georgia Pacific and Foley Cellulose improvements.

 

Mr. Mixon gave a presentation to the Board providing information on improvements to the effluent treatment system at the Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida.  The water quality improvements will enhance the natural flow pattern originating from San Pedro Bay, allowing freshwater flows in the river to more closely resemble the pattern as it was prior to the 1954 mill startup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

ANIMAL CONTROL

 

David Weatherford, Director

A. Request approval to adopt Resolution 2016-28 establishing the Animal Services Committee and establishing procedures for committee and for appeals of dangerous dog classifications.

B.Request approval to appoint members to the Animal Services Committee.

 

Mr. Weatherford requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-28 establishing the Animal Services Committee and replacing the old committee in order to comply with Florida Statutes regarding dangerous dog classifications.  Mr. Weatherford requested the following individuals be appointed to the Committee:  Wilbur Dean, Assistant to the County Coordinator; Bob Levesque, President of Levy Animal Friends; and Dr. Kathy Fleck, Veterinarian/President of Sheltering Hands.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-28 and appointment of the members as stated above to the Animal Services Committee.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, Director

Request Board approval to submit application for Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to submit application for the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant.  The grant application is for the amount of $474,013.00 at 90% with a 10% local match.  The funding will cover the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve submitting the application for the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip and Equipment Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request Board approval of the Subordinate Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke SHIP Purchase Assistance, PA #491.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Subordination Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke, SHIP Purchase Assistance, PA #491.

 

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

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Requesting acceptance of the 2016-2017 Hazards Analysis contract.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested acceptance by the Board of the 2016-2017 Hazards Analysis contract.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the 2016-2017 Hazards Analysis contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Ms. Neely gave an update to the Board on the progress of the Planning Commission meeting held on proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:59 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:22 A.M.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Administrative Office Manager

A. Request approval to repair 2004 Bucket truck (RD #201). Requires complete engine overhaul.

 

Mrs. LaLonde stated the 2004 bucket truck (RD #201) is in need of a complete engine overhaul.  There were two (2) quotes received:

 

Ring Power                             $18,552.79 (with a 2-year warranty)

Raney’s Truck Parts, Inc.       $21,827.95 (no warranty)

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the quote from Ring Power and to come back before the Board at the next meeting with the price for the two (2) year warranty.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Equipment workshop for Road Department.

 

Mrs. LaLonde and Jessie Durrance spoke to the Board and provided quotes for equipment which needs to be replaced at the Road Department.  At this time, the most important items in need of repair are one (1) dump truck and a low-boy trailer with truck.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she would like for all fiscally constrained money to go to the Road Department.

 

After discussion by the Commissioners and Atty. Brown, it was determined there would need to be some budget amendments within the Road Department’s budget in order to make these purchases.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a 2016 Eager-Beaver trailer from Beard Equipment at the state bid price of $62,468.00 as requested.  Purchase of the semi to haul the trailer can be considered at the next meeting if funds are available.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Mayor Merritt stated the South Levy Marketplace will take place on the 28th and the Memorial Day parade will be on the 30th at 11:00.

 

Sallie Ann Collins spoke regarding the I-75 Task Force meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner stated there will be a memorial service in Cedar Key on Saturday the 28th at 2:00 P.M.  Comm. Joyner reminded everyone of the Ranch Rodeo coming up next Friday and Saturday evening, May 27th and 28th in Williston.

 

Comm. Rooks reported of the Hurricane Conference recently attended in Orlando.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported of the I-75 Task Force meeting he had attended recently and informed everyone of a meeting scheduled for June 24th at the Williston Crossing RV Resort Clubhouse tentatively from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  There will also be three community outreach meetings schedule for June, beginning with Alachua County on Tuesday, June 7th at the Best Western Gateway Grand on 39th Avenue in Gainesville from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.; Marion County on Wednesday, June 8th at the Ocala Hilton from 5:30 P.M.to 7:30 P.M.; Citrus County on Thursday, June 9th at the College of Central Florida Citrus Conference Center from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Comm. John Meeks announced there will be a Memorial Day Service at Orange Hill Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. in Bronson hosted by the American Legion Post 326 and VFW Post 5511.

Comm. John Meeks stated there is one candidate which meets the criteria for the position of Ag. Extension Director and they will be notified when the Board will interview.

Comm. John Meeks stated there were 14 applications for the Department of Public Safety Director position.  Staff will provide a short list for the Commissioners to review at the next meeting and it will be discussed when interviews will begin.

Comm. John Meeks announced the Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament will be this Saturday.

 

Atty. Brown stated there will be a cake auction to benefit the Chiefland High School Band on Thursday at 5:30 P.M. followed by their spring concert.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:35 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting May 3, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 3, 2016

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 3, 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 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. Joyner made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CHECK NUMBER123507-123670
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,116,192.02
ROAD60,103.18
PAL LIBRARY7,889.03
MOSQUITO CONTROL161.32
COURT TECH/CRIM PREV12,208.73
TRANSPORTATION14,360.28
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES980.74
EMS24,962.58
FIRE46,603.05
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT7,281.05
UTILITIES571.93
DRUG TASK FORCE1,198.54
ADD COURT COSTS6,511.46
IMPACT FEES – PARKS570.00
LANDFILL7,902.78
TOTAL  $ 1,320,056.86

 

 

MINUTES

 

The Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on April 5, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board Meeting held on April 5, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Carol McQueen invited everyone to stop by the Visitor’s Bureau/Tourist Development Council reception today which is in recognition of National Travel and Tourism Week.  The reception is located in the courthouse lobby from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

Sheriff McCallum reported of the Crab Fest event held recently in Williston stating everything went peacefully.

 

Toni Collins thanked the Sheriff’s Department and Citizens on Patrol for their assistance with the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak race held recently.

 

 

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

 

Ben Beauchamp

Presenting a check to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Mr. Beauchamp presented a check to the Board of County Commissioners in the amount of $60,829.28 which reflects the distribution of the Goethe State Forest receipts for fiscal year 2014-2015 in accordance with Section 589, Florida Statutes.

 

 

IVAN CHUBB

 

Mr. Chubb presented the AmVets 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Sheriff Bobby McCallum and thanked him for his efforts in keeping Levy County safe.

 

 

QUITDOC FOUNDATION/SWAT

 

Kristina Zachry and Levy SWAT Members

Request approval of Proclamation 2016-027 declaring May 8th – 14th, 2016 as Tobacco Free Florida Week.

 

Ms. Zachry, a Community Health Advocate for Levy County spoke to the Board and requested approval of Proclamation 2016-027 declaring May 8th – 14th, 2016 as Tobacco Free Florida Week.

SWAT members (Students Working Against Tobacco) Dakota Phillips, Student Representative from Williston High School, and Kelly Merno, Student Representative from Chiefland High School also spoke to the Board of the effects of smoking and second hand smoke to the health of individuals.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-027 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Tammy Jones

Request Chairman signature and Board approval for matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant.

 

Mrs. Jones requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature for matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant.  The Federal Election Activities funds are used for voter education.  The State provides $4,337.58 and the county match amount is 15% which is $650.64.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature and matching funds for the Federal Election Activities Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CHARLES AND THERESA CHESTON

 

Requesting consideration of the Board for forgiveness or reduction of SHIP Loan held by previous home owner in the amount of $2,414.77.

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cheston spoke to the Board explaining their situation of hurriedly purchasing a piece of property at a Tax Deed Sale recently and subsequently discovering an existing SHIP Loan was outstanding from the previous home owner in the amount of $2,414.77.  They explained the home is in such need of repairs, they will incur a large expense in cleaning the home and property.  They requested forgiveness or reduction of the SHIP Loan by the Board.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens suggested contacting Mr. Jerrels at the Landfill about having a contract waste hauler deliver and allow the Cheston’s to fill one (1) construction dumpster to be picked up and taken to the Landfill at no charge rather than forgiving the SHIP Loan amount.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner with the amendment of allowing two (2) dumpsters.

 

Comm. Stevens amended his motion to reflect two (2) dumpsters would be delivered and hauled away at no charge to Mr. and Mrs. Cheston.  With the Second by Comm. Joyner, the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

Audience members who spoke regarding this item were:  Dana Sheffield and Sallie Ann Collins.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Proclamation 2016-024, recognizing May 9, 2016 as Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-024 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LANDFILL

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval from the Board and signature of the Chairman for the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance. – TABLED –

 

 

GRANTS

 

Tisha Whitehurst

Request Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee.

 

Mrs. Whitehurst Board appoint Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appoint Gail Gold as the replacement for Bruce Wilson in the Tourism Industry Representative position on the RESTORE Act Committee as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/GRANTS

 

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

 

Mrs. Whitehurst informed the Board a Letter of Award was received from Treasury explaining their Planning Assistance Application had been approved.  Although this is not an action item, acceptance of the Letter of Award is required by Mr. Moody.  Mrs. Whitehurst explained the RESTORE Act Committee has requested Planning Assistance funds and the $54,443.98 awarded will be used to write the multi-year Implementation Plan.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

John MacDonald, Director

Request approval to adopt by Resolution 2016-026, the 5-year Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update.

 

Mr. MacDonald requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-026, the 5-year Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-026 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Rinaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

A. Requesting approval to identify the week of May 15th – 21st, 2016 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested Board approval of Proclamation 2016-013 recognizing the week of May 15th – 21st, 2016 as Emergency Medical Services Week which recognizes the importance of our Emergency Medical Services personnel and their dedication to serve the citizens and visitors of Levy County.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Proclamation 2016-013 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Requesting the Board to place a hold on purchasing the following Capital Equipment and rescind approval for purchase one (1) 2016 Ford F-450 chassis from Coggins Ford, in Jacksonville, Florida for $38,650.44 and one (1) light rescue module from Emergency Tactical Vehicle in Sanford, Florida for $104,581.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested approval by the Board to place a hold on purchasing the following Capital Equipment and rescind approval for the purchase of one (1) 2016 Ford F-450 chassis from Coggins Ford in Jacksonville, Florida for $38,650.44 and one (1) light rescue module from Emergency Tactical Vehicle in Sanford, Florida for $104,581.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion place a hold on the purchase and rescind approval for the purchase of the above listed items as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Providing information received from Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) regarding an update to the Public Protection Classification (PPC) for Levy County Department of Public Safety.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo provided information to the Board regarding information received from Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) regarding an update to the Public Protection Classification (PPC) for Levy County Department of Public Safety.  The effective date of the PPC is August 1, 2016.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde

Request approval of Resolution 2016-011 authorizing the executing of a local agency program agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of sidewalk along CR40 from Yankeetown General Store to end of sidewalk in Levy County, FL.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-11 authorizing the executing of a Local Agency Program (LAP) agreement with FDOT for project management of design phase of a sidewalk along CR40 from Yankeetown General to the end of the sidewalk in Levy County, FL which is 1.9 miles.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-11 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. LaLonde also gave an update on Shell Mound Road.  She stated the Army Corps permits have all been completed; the design drawings have been submitted to FDOT and they are awaiting approval.  Once they have been approved the Road Department can request bids, then construction can begin.

 

 

 

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

 

Those in the audience who spoke regarding this item were:  Renate Cannon.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ron Grant and Renate Cannon asked questions regarding the SHIP program.  The questions were answered by the Commissioners and Ms. Neely.

 

Terry Witt asked when the Board would be rescinding the Ordinance regarding Road Impact Fees as the County Attorney had recommended this due to language needing to be revised.

 

Comm. John Meeks answered this item will be addressed on an upcoming agenda when the County Attorney returns as she is not present today.

 

Scott Lippman announced the National Day of Prayer is coming up on Thursday, May 5th and people can join in prayer at the gazebo in Heritage Park in Williston at 12:00 P.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

 

Comm. Rooks stated on April 27th she had met with DOT, Mayor Davis of Cedar Key, Jessie Durrance, Alice LaLonde, and Kelly Jerrels regarding the Dock Street Bridge in Cedar Key.  She stated a plan will be presented at the May 17th Board meeting and she is pleased with it.

 

Comm. Stevens reported of the Williston FFA Fundraising Clay Shoot stating the Commissioners’ team did well.

 

Comm. Joyner reported the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race went well on April 23rd and there was a record number of participants this year.  He thanked Keith Maynard for all his work in making this event a success.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks announced the Chiefland Softball Team is going to the State Championship game in Vero Beach to defend their title of Class IA High School Champions.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported of his attendance of the I-75 Task Force meetings and gave updates regarding the I-75 Corridor providing maps for everyone.  A meeting will be held on June 24th at the Williston Crossings RV Park for Levy County.

 

Comm. John Meeks provided an update to the Board regarding the Gulf Consortium meeting he had attended last Thursday.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:27 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting April 19, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 19, 2016

 

 

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

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 NUMBER123345-123506
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE397,776.49
ROAD122,185.61
PAL LIBRARY25,573.93
MOSQUITO CONTROL130.97
TRANSPORTATION4,403.51
COURT FACILITIES652.50
EMS45,610.29
FIRE60,754.20
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT3,557.59
UTILITIES1,962.99
ADD COURT COSTS2,978.45
IMPACT FEES – PARKS24.13
LANDFILL5,601.22
TOTAL  $    671,211.88

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on March 22, 2016 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on March 22, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

 

Presenting Mr. Lindon Lindsey with a Certificate of Appreciation plaque.

 

Comm. John Meeks presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Lindon Lindsey for his work and years of dedication serving on the Archives Committee and the Transportation Disadvantaged Board.

 

Connie Conley spoke and thanked Mr. Lindsey for his work with the Local Coordinating Board for Transportation and stated it will be difficult to replace him.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING
Bill Hammond, Development Director

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against either of the items to be presented.

Comm. John Meeks asked if the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication regarding the petitions being presented.  There were none.

A. Request approval of FP 01-16 Final Plat of “West Point Acres”.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of FP 01-16 Final Plat of “West Point Acres,” a residential subdivision located in Section 26, Township 11S, Range 14E, in Levy County.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve FP 01-16, Final Plat of “West Point Acres” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval of SE 01-16 Special, Exception Private Family Cemetery-Flora.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of SE 01-16, a Special Exception to allow a private family cemetery on a parcel of land located in Section 15, Township 12S, Range 18E, in Levy County.  The proposed cemetery area will contain .55 acres.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the Special Exception being presented.

 

Renate Cannon urged the Commissioners to approve the request.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt the Order to Approve for SE 01-16 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

 

Robert E. Lowyns, Director

Requesting a donation of $500.00 for the 50th Year Ceremony of the end of the Vietnam War.

 

Mr. Lowyns informed the Board the Tri-County Veterans Service Offices (Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy) have partnered with the ForVets, Inc., a 501c 3 military association to have a 50th Year Ceremony of the end of the Vietnam War.  The ceremony will take place at Otter Springs Park and Campground on April 30, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.  Mr. Lowyns stated the Levy County Veterans Services Office is requesting a $500 donation from the Board in support of this event.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the donation of $500.00 to ForVets, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval of Resolution 2016-009, authorizing acceptance and directing the recordation of a deed transferring from the City of Williston, Florida, Grantor to Levy County, Florida, Grantee.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-009, authorizing acceptance and directing the recordation of a deed transferring from the City of Williston, Florida Grantor to Levy County, Florida, Grantee, property located adjacent to the Williston Municipal Airport in Levy County, Florida, consisting of portions of NE 170th Ave., NE 20th St. in Williston, Florida.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-009 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Presenting information on PAL Library Co-operative applying for a Federal Grant Fund that will be a great value to the citizens of Levy County.

 

Ms. Brasher presented information to the Board of a Federal Grant for the fiscal years 2016 and beyond under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) the PAL Public Library Cooperative is planning to apply for.  Ms. Brasher stated the PAL Cooperative has someone to write the grant.

 

Those in the audience who spoke regarding this item were:  Lucille Reese, Toni Collins and Carol McQueen.

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Requesting approval of the use of Impact Fees at Blue Springs for renovations and improvements at the park.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval for the use of Impact Fees as Blue Springs for renovations and improvements at the park.  To clarify, Mr. Weldon stated at the Board meeting held on October 20, 2015, The RIVER Grant through the Suwannee River Water Management District is for renovations/improvements at Blue Springs.  The SRWM District’s share is $190,000.  Levy County’s in-kind share is $110,000 which is now being utilized and is eligible for use from the County’s Impact Fee funds.  It encompasses construction of a seawall stop bank to prevent erosion and five (5) pavilions including picnic tables & grills.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve use of Impact Fees at Blue Springs for renovations/improvements as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Presenting a recommendation for the Tourist Development Council “Tourism Industry” vacant seat:  Tracey Ann Allen-Owner, Tiger Island Hog Hunts, 2871 SW CR 347, Cedar Key, Florida 32625.

 

Mrs. McQueen presented the recommendation for the Tourist Development Council “Tourism Industry” vacant seat which is to appoint Tracey Ann Allen-Owner, Tiger Island Hog Hunts, Cedar Key, Florida.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the recommendation to appoint Tracey Ann Allen-Owner, Tiger Island Hog Hunts, Cedar Key, Florida for the Tourist Development Council “Tourism Industry” vacant seat as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

SHIP

 

Marlon Gayle, Planner I

Requesting Board approval of Resolution 2016-23 approving SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Mr. Gayle requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-23 approving the SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for submission to the Florida Housing Corporation for fiscal years 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 in accordance with Florida Statutes 420.907-420.9079.  The current LHAP will expire June 30, 2019.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-23 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Rinaudo, Assistant to Public Safety Director

Request approval to donate fourteen (14) surplus self-contained breathing apparatus and nineteen (19) corresponding bottles to Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue.

 

Mrs. Rinaudo requested Board approval to donate fourteen (14) surplus self-contained breathing apparatus and nineteen (19) corresponding bottles to Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue.  The surplus equipment was removed from the asset log in April, 2015 due to the obsolete status.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the donation of fourteen (14) self-contained breathing apparatus and nineteen (19) corresponding bottles to Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice Lalonde, Office Manager

A.Requesting approval for Consent to Entry: Plum Creek Timberlands, L.P. consents and grants to the Levy County BOCC a right to entry to property located in Sections 11, 14, 15 and 16, Township 16S, Range 16E in Levy County, Florida.

 

Mrs. Lalonde requested Board approval for the Consent to Entry for the sole purposes of temporary maintenance and use of a private forest management road known as King Road existing on the property and accommodate public access while culverts are being replaced within adjacent county roads.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Consent to Entry as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Requesting approval of Resolution 2016-024 rescinding and repealing Resolution 2016-008 and granting temporary easement to FDOT for Construction purposes located at Bridge #340011 on CR 456 at Lewis Pass in Levy County, Florida.

 

Mrs. Lalonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-024 rescinding and repealing Resolution 2016-008 and granting temporary easement to FDOT for construction purposes located at Bridge #340011 on CR 456 at Lewis Pass in Levy County, Florida.  The easement document approved with Resolution 2016-008 contained errors in the time period for the easement as well as in the legal description and other identifying factors.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-024 rescinding and repealing Resolution 2016-008 and granting temporary easement to FDOT as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for an Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract dated 8/18/2015.

 

Mrs. Lalonde requested Board approval for an Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract dated 8/18/2015 for grant agreements with FDOT for the following contracts:

 

  • Resurfacing and widening of CR 343/NE 60th Street from CR 241 to SR 500 (US 27)
  • Resurfacing and widening of CR 40A/SE 193rd Place from CR 40 to US 19/98
  • Reconstruction and resurfacing of NW 110th Avenue/Clay Landing Road from SR 320 to the end of the road

 

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

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Present draft job description options for filling the Public Safety Director position.  Requesting guidance from the Board.

 

Ms. Martin presented draft job description options for filling the Public Safety Director position to the Board and requested guidance of which option they would like to use and if any changes needed to be made.

 

The following audience members spoke regarding the job description for the Public Safety Director position:

 

Renate Cannon                       Steve Severance

John Gilbert                            Katie Graves

Joe Renaudo                           Terry Witt

Lucille Reese                          Barney Cannon

 

After discussion by the Commissioners, Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Option B as presented for the job description of the Director of Public Safety.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Joyner voted NO.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there were any changes or additions the Commissioners wished to make to the job description chosen.  After discussion, the following changes/additions were made:

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the addition to the job description to include documentation showing the applicants experience in a community with a combination of volunteer and career personnel preferred.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comments were made by Ron Grant, John Gilbert and Steve Severance

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the addition of requiring the person hired for the position of Public Safety Director to either live within 60 miles of Bronson or willing to re-locate in Levy County if they presently live outside of Levy County.  A county vehicle will not be driven home if the person lives out of the county.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

After discussion of the salary range for this position, Comm. Rooks made a motion to advertise the salary range of $68,500-$75,000 for this position.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks.

 

Suggestions were made by Joe Renaudo and Scott Lippman to withhold the salary range from the advertised job description.

 

Comm. Rooks rescinded her motion to advertise the salary with the job description and Comm. Rock Meeks also rescinded his second.

Comm. Rooks then made a motion to advertise for the position of Director of Public Safety without the salary amount leaving the salary negotiable based upon the applicant’s skill level.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:18 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:28 A.M.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Toni Collins announced this Saturday, April 23rd is the 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race and invited everyone to come out to the event.  She also announced on the old Land Coast Line caboose located on CR 326 will be moved to its new location at the property where the Wild Hog Canoe Race concludes on Thursday morning.

 

Dana Sheffield announced there is a free event at the Dixie County Airport also on April 23rd and invited everyone to attend.  He stated there will be an air show and hot air balloons.

 

Sheriff McCallum stated this week is National Tele-Communicators Week and wished to recognize those working in this area.

 

Renate Cannon requested the meeting agendas be displayed on the televisions in the meeting room.

 

Mr. Shipp stated he will have them displayed on the televisions.

 

Mayor Weiss announced the South Levy Marketplace is this weekend from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner stated there is an FFA skeet shoot this Saturday at the Whitehurst Lodge and the Levy County Cattlemen’s Association meeting is this Thursday.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks stated there is no scheduled CAAA youth baseball this weekend.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported of the I-75 Task Force meeting he had attended last Wednesday.  He had provided information showing the proposed plans for the new route to each of the Commissioners to review and discuss at the next meeting.

Comm. John Meeks reminded the Commissioners of the Executive Session at 1:00 P.M. today at the County Attorney’s conference room.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated a letter had been received from the Town of Bronson thanking the Board for the donation of an old ambulance chassis from the Road Department.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

CEDAR KEY BRIDGE-DREDGING DEBRIS

 

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

 

William Cranley spoke to the Board requesting permission to use the Eight Mile Hill county site for disposal of debris from the dredging of the bridge in Cedar Key.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve disposal of dredging debris at the Eight Mile Hill county site as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks.

 

Comm. Rooks amended her motion to include testing of the debris soil will be paid for by the City of Cedar Key.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

CITY OF WILLISTON-WAIVER OF TIPPING FEES

 

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

 

Comm. John Meeks stated he had been contacted by the City of Williston requesting the waiver of tipping fees for their City Clean-Up Day scheduled for April 23rd.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve waiving tipping fees for the City of Williston’s Clean-Up Day as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 12:05 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 6:36 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

SPECIAL EXCEPTION 15-02

GUARDIAN ANGELS MEDICAL SERVICE DOGS

 

Atty. Brown advised everyone as to what had been decided up to this point and defined what could be considered at this Public Hearing.

 

Swearing in of audience members wishing to speak for or against the Special Exception was done by Atty. Brown.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was any ex-parte communication by any of the Commissioners.  Comm. Rooks, Comm. Joyner, Comm. Rock Meeks and Comm. John Meeks stated they had ex-parte communication regarding this Special Exception.

 

Mr. Hammond presented and requested Board approval of Special Exception 15-02, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.  The applicants, Chris and Carol Borden are petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to bring into compliance an existing establishment known as “Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.” to allow a dog kennel for raising, training and the donating of service dogs to people with mental and physical disabilities.

 

Carol Borden spoke to the Board explaining what Guardian Angels does and the day to day operation of the facilities.

 

Members of the audience who spoke were:

 

Susan Heath                            Dwayne Perser

Karen Gelmish                        Tracey Vulow

Laura Lee Putzback                Terry Witt

Linda Cooper

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to adopt the Order to Approve Special Exception 15-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:20 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting April 5, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 5, 2016

 

 

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

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER123211-123344
FUND         AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,530,878.69
ROAD89,696.41
SHIP14,390.04
PAL LIBRARY34,321.00
TRANSPORTATION14.00
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES265.10
EMS17,543.32
FIRE5,582.14
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT270.43
UTILITIES4,238.62
DRUG TASK FORCE1,750.00
IMPACT FEES – PARKS1,174.91
CAPITAL PROJECTS4,741.59
LANDFILL79,288.61
TOTAL   $ 1,796,715.03
EFT PAYMENT   $      33,557.04

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on March 8, 2016 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on March 8, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Michael Gaither asked for everyone to keep his daughter in their thoughts as she is leaving today going to South Africa for a six-month deployment with the Air Force.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

BULDING AND ZONING

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Atty. Brown did swearing in of audience members wishing to speak regarding the items to be presented.

Comm. John Meeks asked if any of the Commissioners had ex-parte communication regarding the items to be presented.  Comm. Rooks stated she had ex-parte communication regarding the Hardship Variance.

 

  1. Request approval of Hardship Variance 01-16, Robert Barnhill, Jr.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Hardship Variance 01-16, Robert Barnhill, Jr. to allow a second dwelling for a caregiver.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Hardship Variance 01-16 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Preliminary Plat 01-16 of “Williston Cedar Farms.”

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of Preliminary Plat 01-16 of “Williston Cedar Farms.”

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Preliminary Plat as presented.

 

Kay Gaither requested a copy of the Preliminary Plat.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Preliminary Plat 01-16 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik

  1. Presenting Regular Activities report for February-April.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented the regular activities report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council for February-April highlighting key developments in this quarter.

 

  1. Requesting approval of two (2) Board members, Chris Cowart and Joyce Wilson for consideration that are County-appointed vacancies.

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval of two (2) NCBDC Board members, Chris Cowart and Joyce Wilson which are County-appointed vacancies.

 

Ron Grant asked if these vacancies were advertised and Mr. Pieklik answered yes they were.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the two (2) NCBDC Board members, Chris Cowart and Joyce Wilson as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DRINDA MERRITT, MAYOR OF INGLIS

DEBRA WEISS, MAYOR OF YANKEETOWN

 

Request for help from Tisha Whitehurst with a grant for Feasibility Study for Regional Waste Water/Storm Water and also a grant for Economic Impact Analysis.

Mrs. Merrit spoke to the Board and requested assistance from Mrs. Whitehurst, Grant’s Coordinator for a Feasibility Study for Regional Waste Water/Storm Water and also a grant for Economic Impact Analysis.  She and Mayor Weiss have spoken to Mrs. Whitehurst and she has agreed to assist with the Board’s permission.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to allow Mrs. Whitehurst to assist with the Town of Inglis and the Town of Yankeetown’s submission of a grant for a Feasibility Study for Regional Waste Water/Storm Water and also a grant for Economic Impact Analysis as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

INGLIS RECREATIONAL COMMITTEE

 

Ruth A. Ruppert

Requesting approval to provide traffic control/support for Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 in Inglis starting at 11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

 

Ms. Ruppert requested Board approval for traffic control/support for a Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 in Inglis starting at 11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve providing traffic control/support for the Inglis Memorial Day Parade on May 30, 2016 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jacqueline Martin, Manager

Present proposed Amendment to the Worxtime Service Agreement for reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Ms. Martin requested Board approval of the proposed Amendment to the Worxtime Service Agreement for reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  This Amendment releases the Property Appraiser’s Office, the Tax Collector’s Office, the Clerk’s Office, and the Supervisor of Election’s Office from this Agreement.  These offices will assume Affordable Care Act reporting requirements.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Worxtime Service Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LANDFILL

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval of Resolution 2016-021, authorizing Chair to sign application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-21 authorizing the Chairman to sign the application for the “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under this grant.  Mr. Jerrels explained this grant has been applied for and received in the past and this year’s grant will be in the amount of $90,909.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-21 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM/LANDFILL

 

Mr. Jerrels requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to utilize part of the grant funds to purchase two (2) Gravely mowers by using the State Bid price of $22,078.40 to be purchased from Lane’s Yardware.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of two (2) mowers reimbursable by grant funds as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

Presenting Levy County Tourist Development Council’s Recommendations for Tourist Development Council vacant seat:  Two Accommodation Seats and Two Tourism Industry Seats are vacant.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of the Levy County Tourist Development Council’s recommendation to appoint the following people to the Levy County Tourist Development Council:

 

Accommodation Seat             Kathy Carver, owner of Mermaid’s Landing

Accommodation Seat             Open – No applications received, still seeking someone

Tourism Industry Seat            Daryl Kirby, owner of Kirby Family Farm

Tourism Industry Seat            Tracey Ann Allen, co-owner of Tiger Island Hog Hunts – TABLED

Government Seat                    Chairman John Meeks

Government Seat                    Williston City Councilman Danny Etheridge

Accommodation Seat             Heidi Schweibert, Two-Hawks Hammock (pending acceptance)

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the recommended individuals as listed above to the Levy County Tourist Development Council as requested including Heidi Schweibert, if offer is accepted.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen also stated several upcoming events in Levy County: Williston FFA Clay Shoot and the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race on April 23rd, Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo, Farmers Markets in Cedar Key and Inglis, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens event in Williston April 30th through May 1st.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Alesha Renaudo

  1. Presenting first Quarter Report for FY 2016.

 

Mrs. Renaudo presented the Quarterly Report to the Board for the first quarter ending 12-31-15.

 

A. Presenting the FY 2015-2016 first quarter write-off’s to the Board for approval.

 

Mrs. Renaudo requested Board approval for the first quarter write-off’s for the Department of Public Safety in the amount of $15,217.02.

 

Questions were asked by Joseph Lander, Terry Witt, Toni Collins and James Campbell.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the first quarter write-off’s for the Department of Public Safety as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks votes NO.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Office Manager

Mrs. Lalonde gave an update to the Board of a one-year extension which had been granted for the Shell Mound Road Grant until June 30th 2017.

 

A. Request approval of Resolution 2016-012: Construction and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for the resurfacing of CR 241 from CR 335/NE 75th Street to the Alachua County Line in Levy County, FL.

 

B. Request approval of Resolution 20616-16: Endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340010 at CR 456 (Gulf Blvd.) at Daughtry Bayou FDOT.

 

C. Request approval of Resolution 2016-17: Endorsing the delivery of project for Bridge 34011 at CR 456 (Gulf Blvd.) at Lewis Pass by FDOT.

 

D. Request approval of Resolution 2016-18: Endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340014 at “C” Street, Cedar Key Channel by FDOT.

E. Request approval of Resolution 2016-19: Endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340050 at C339 at the Waccasassa River by FDOT.

 

F. Request approval of Resolution 2016-020: Endorsing the delivery of a project for Reconstruction of CR 241 from CR 335/NE 75th to Alachua County line by FDOT.

 

G. Request approval of Resolution 2016-01: Authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surface/Widening of CR 343/NE 60th Street in Levy County, FL.

 

H. Request approval of Resolution 2016-02: Authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surface/Widening of CR 40A/SE 193rd Place in Levy County, FL.

 

I. Request permission to authorize the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surfacing of Hardee Street, Cobb Street and Blitch Street in Levy County, FL. – TABLED –

J. Request approval of Resolution 2016-14: Authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surfacing of Hardee Street, Cobb Street and Blitch Street in Levy County, FL.

– TABLED –

K. Request approval of Resolution 2016-15: Authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for SCRAP grant for Re-Surfacing of NW 110th Avenue/Clay Landing Road in Levy County, FL.

 

Mrs. Lalonde requested Board approval of:

  • Resolution 2016-012, Construction and Maintenance Agreement with FDOT for the resurfacing of CR 241 from CR 335/NE 75th Street to the Alachua County Line by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-16, endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340010 at CR 456 (Gulf Blvd.) at Daughtry Bayou by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-17, endorsing the delivery of project for Bridge 34011 at CR 456 (Gulf Blvd.) at Lewis Pass by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-18, endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340014 at “C” Street, Cedar Key Channel by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-19, endorsing the delivery of a project for Bridge 340050 at C339 at the Waccasassa River by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-020, endorsing the delivery of a project for Reconstruction of CR 241 from CR 335/NE 75th to Alachua County line by FDOT.
  • Resolution 2016-01; authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surface/Widening of CR 343/NE 60th Street in the amount of $1,236,000.
  • Resolution 2016-02, authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for a SCOP grant for Re-Surface/Widening of CR 40A/SE 193rd Place in the amount of $1,140,300.
  • Resolution 2016-15, authorizing the execution of an agreement with FDOT for SCRAP grant for Re-Surfacing of NW 110th Avenue/Clay Landing Road in the amount of $312,185.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve items A-H and item K as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

L. Request approval of Resolution 2016-022: Authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of FL for a Sovereignty Submerged Lands Easement at Dennis Creek in conjunction with the widening and re-surfacing of C326/SW 78th Place (Shell Mound Road).

 

Mrs. Lalonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-022 authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida for a Sovereignty Submerged Lands Easement at Dennis Creek in conjunction with the widening and re-surfacing of C326/SW 78th Place (Shell Mound Road).  Mrs. Lalonde stated the balance remaining on this grant is $962,472.45.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-22 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Sheriff McCallum spoke to the audience regarding recent burglaries in the county and encouraged everyone to be cautious and to call 911 if they see anything strange or suspicious in their neighborhood.

 

Toni Collins reminded everyone of the Old Florida Celebration of Arts this Saturday and Sunday in Cedar Key.

Mrs. Collins announced the historic Isaac Hardee house in Chiefland has been purchased and is being moved to a new location in Chiefland to be restored to its original state.

 

Terry Witt asked if there had been a decision made regarding DPS employee raises.  This question was addressed by Mr. Moody.  He advised Mr. Witt he could obtain a copy of the latest information received by the Board office.

 

Katie with the Town of Bronson reported the next Farmer’s Market in Bronson will be on May 7th, which is the same day as the Blueberry Pageant.  The Blueberry Parade is on Friday, May 13th and the Blueberry Festival is on May 14th beginning with the 5K at 7:00 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner commented on the Congressional District proposed changes.

 

Comm. Rooks spoke of recent meetings she has attended with FDOT regarding the bridges in Cedar Key.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks reported the Suwannee River Fair went well.  He reminded everyone of the Wild Hog Canoe Race coming up on April 23rd which is also the same day as the Williston FFA skeet shoot.  He also invited everyone to attend any of the local Youth League baseball games on the weekends.

 

Comm. John Meeks reported of the North Central Florida Planning Council meeting he attended last Thursday.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:28 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting March 8, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 8, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 8, 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. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER122842-123032
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,459,669.76
ROAD53,600.46
SHIP44,100.00
PAL LIBRARY12,572.29
MOSQUITO CONTROL1,685.59
TRANSPORTATION18,072.04
91112,560.17
EMS38,306.66
FIRE67,884.63
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT4,834.16
UTILITIES1,073.86
ADD COURT COSTS1,593.26
IMPACT FEES – PARKS2,331.94
CAPITAL PROJECTS850.00
LANDFILL63,116.50
TOTAL $  1,782,251.32
EFT PAYMENT $       33,975.19

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes from the regular Board Meetings listed below were presented for Board approval:

 

December 22, 2016 (Amended)                     January 5, 2016

January 19, 2016                                             February 2, 2016

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the “Amended” Minutes for the December 22, 2016 Regular Board Meeting as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Minutes for the Regular Meeting held on January 5, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Minutes for the Regular Meeting held on January 19, 2016 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Minutes for the Regular Meeting held on February 2, 2016 with changes as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Comm. John Meeks announced the passing of Dogan Cobb, a long-time resident of Bronson and WWII Veteran.

Wilbur Dean stated the viewing is today at the Bronson First Baptist Church from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and the funeral services will be tomorrow, March 9th at 2:00 P.M. also at the Bronson First Baptist Church.

Toni Collins added, while Mr. Cobb was away serving in WWII, his wife served in his place continuing his job duties until he returned.

 

Joseph Lander spoke to the Board requesting the status of the quality assurance report from the Department of Public Safety as spoken of at a previous meeting.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated the report is on the agenda and will be given today.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik

Presentation of quotes to purchase display stands for business resources, including incentives and how-to guides.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented quotes to the Board and requested Board approval to purchase eight (8) display stands for business resources, including incentives and how-to guides.  The quotes are listed below:

 

Allen Display                                      $3,458.21

National Business Furniture               $1,464.53

Apex                                                   $   329.99

 

Mr. Pieklik requested the Board approve the purchase from Allen Display as the quality of this product meets the needs of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.  The other vendors did not have countertop models which are necessary for several locations.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of eight (8) display stands from Allen Display as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

INGLIS TOWN COMMISSIONER

 

Ann Morin

Inform Commissioners on the Safe Route to School Program Grant (SRSP) also request a letter of support.

 

Ms. Morin requested a Letter of Support from the Board for the Safe Routes to School Program for Inglis and Yankeetown.  This project will give the Towns the opportunity to provide lighted walkways to the towns school and the library for the areas children.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the request for a Letter of Support as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner asked Mrs. Whitehurst if this same program could help the school in Raleigh.

 

Tisha Whitehurst answered she had given the Safe Routes to School Grant program paperwork to the administration at the school in Raleigh and has spoken to officials at Whitehurst Construction who have indicated they are in support of this project.  This application process is in the very beginning stages.

 

 

 

SHAUNNA LAMB

 

Requesting to have remaining SHIP loan balance either forgiven or reduced.

 

Darlene Barnhill, mother of Shaunna Lamb spoke to the Board explaining her daughter’s situation and requested the Board consider reducing some or all of her SHIP loan.

 

After discussion, Comm. Joyner made the suggestion of the Board looking into the possibility of assisting Mrs. Lamb at the next regular Board meeting.

 

The Board agreed to have Mrs. Barnhill come back at the next Regular Board Meeting on March 22nd.

 

 

DRINDA MERRITT, MAYOR OF INGLIS

DEBRA WEISS, MAYOR OF YANKEETOWN

 

Requesting approval and signature of the Withlacoochee River Basin Economic Development Compact.

 

Mayor Merritt spoke to the Board requesting approval with the Chairman’s signature of the Withlacoochee River Basin Economic Development Compact.  Mayor Merritt explained this is a multi-jurisdictional cooperation for economic development and recreational development and the county has no financial obligation.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Withlacoochee River Basin Economic Development Compact as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request approval of the Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson scope of services for our annual assessment programs for fiscal year 2016-17 for EMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, and Solid Waste.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson scope of services for the EMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs for fiscal year 2016-2017.  Mr. Moody explained the rates are the same as they were for 2015-2016 and are listed below:

 

Fire Protection                        $10,000

Road Maintenance                  $  8,000

Solid Waste                             $  7,500

EMS                                        $10,000

Total                                        $35,500

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Annual Assessment Programs as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Renate Cannon spoke regarding this item and Mr. Moody addressed her concerns.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

A. Request Board approval for Notice of Grant Award for Section 5339 and approval to purchase bus in the amount of $85,000.00.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mrs. Conley Board approval for the Notice of Grant award for Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Program including approval to purchase a bus with these funds in the amount of $85,000.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Notice of Grant Award for Section 5339 and approval to purchase a bus as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request Board direction for approval process on all future Notice of Grant Awards (NOGA) from FDOT transportation grants, specifically whether NOCA’s must come to the full Board for approval or may be approved by the Chair pursuant to the authorizing Resolution for the applicable grant.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board direction concerning the approval process on all future Notice of Grant Awards NOGA) from FDOT transportation grants.  He explained in the past NOGA’s were signed by the Chairperson without being brought before the Board for approval as the authorizing resolution for the applicable grant gives the Chairperson the authority.  The standard form of the NOGA’s have been changed by FDOT now including audit requirements and commitments not in prior NOGA forms.  The new forms have a date at the top and the County will have 60 days to approve and return to FDOT to be dated.  Once the signed NOGA is received back from FDOT, the approved items can be ordered.  In the event this process does not take place within the 60 days allowed by FDOT, the funding will be taken from the County.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the approval process for all future Notice of Grant Awards from FDOT Transportation Grants requiring they come to the Board for full approval.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request Board approval to award Bid Project for Geophysical Services at the two (2) Blue Springs areas.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Matt Weldon Board approval to award Bid Project to Geophysical Services at the two (2) Blue Springs areas.  The investigation is to map the top of sediments & top of rock within the spring areas and to locate possible non-functioning spring vents for future dredging.  The bids received are as follows:

 

R.M. Baker, LLC                                $17,000

GeoView, Inc.                                     $  4,000

SpotLight Geo Services, LLC            $  8,500

 

Atty. Brown requested the motion include authorization for the Chairman to sign the Contract.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Bid Project to GeoView, Inc. and to authorize the Chairman to sign the Contract.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody added the next union negotiation meeting will be on Thursday, March 17, at 11:00 A.M. at the Department of Public Safety complex.

 

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

A. Present a Quarterly Report on Shelter Statistics.

 

Mr. Weatherford presented to the Board the quarterly statistics of intakes, adoptions, rescues, and euthanasia of animals at the shelter.

 

Mr. Weatherford reported to the Board funding had been received for the construction of a cat room and construction has begun.  This will be a 16’ x 24’ room located in a warehouse separate from the dogs.  There will be a cage area, a visiting area and a small isolation unit.  The room will be used to house adoptable cats and kittens and can be used to house citizens’ cats in case of a hurricane.

B. Inform the Public of the next Adoption Event to be held tentatively on May 7, 2016 from 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

 

Mr. Weatherford announced the next adoption event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland.  Adoptions include a rabies shot and micro-chip for the animal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement, Mandy Cribbs-PA #533.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Mandy Cribbs – PA #533 in the amount of $14,450.00.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Mandy Cribbs – PA #533 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

A. Staff respectfully request the Levy County Board of County Commissioners approval a motion to accept the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee’s (AHAC) recommendation of “no changes” to Levy County’s Current Affordable Housing Incentive Strategies, as contained within the County’s current Local Housing Assistance.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee’s (AHAC) recommendation of “no changes” to Levy County’s Current Affordable Housing Incentive Strategies, as contained within the County’s current Local Housing Assistance.  Approval of the AHAC recommendations will ensure the County’s LHAP will be maintained in compliance with all state and federal requirements.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee’s recommendation of “no changes” to Levy County’s Current Affordable Housing Incentive Strategies as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request Board approval and Chair’s signature on attached Documents required by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to close-out the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3) Grant 12D-Q5-05-48-01-F05.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval and signature of the Chairman on the attached Documents required by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to close-out the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3) Grant 12D-Q5-05-48-01-F05.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of corrections providing technical clarification to County’s Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) Fiscal year 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016, with corrections retroactive to FY 2013/2014. Staff respectfully requests the Board’s approval of Resolution 2016-10.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-10 approving corrections providing technical clarification to the County’s Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for fiscal year 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016 with corrections to Exhibit C: Housing Delivery Goals Chart #2002 due to a scriveners error.  The recommendation for the clarifying revision comes as a result of a review of the LHAP in accordance with the SHIP Program.  The changes to the chart will bring them into compliance/conformity with the existing LHAP.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-10 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A. Request the Board to ratify submission of four (4) applications for the 2016 Department of Health (DOH) EMS Matching Grant.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to ratify submission of four (4) applications for the 2016 Department of Health (EMS) Matching Grant which are 90/10 grants.  The items on the applications are listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

  • 12 Stretcher Auto Load Systems $301,168.56

Maximum County Share: $75,292.14 if all 12 are awarded.

 

  • 6 Vents $  44,284.80

Maximum County Share: $11,071.20 if all 6 are awarded.

 

  • 4 LUCAS CPR Devices $  98,128.00

Maximum County Share: $24,532.00 if all 4 are awarded.

 

  • 2 High Fidelity Simulation Manikins $171,168.69

Maximum County Share: $42,792.17 if both are awarded.

 

Chief Knowles stated the funds would not be expended until fiscal year 2016/2017.

 

Audience members who spoke regarding these applications were Dana Sheffield, Scott Lipman and Terry Witt.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve ratification of submission of four (4) applications for the 2016 Department of Health (EMS) Matching Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Requesting Board approval to disassemble and remove the Henry Beck and Spillway radio towers.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to disassemble and remove the Henry Beck and Spillway radio towers.  Chief Knowles explained the towers are not operational and repairs would be cost prohibitive.  Chief Knowles stated one bid had been received and two more are coming.  The cost is expected to be less than $2,500 for each tower.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to table the item until all bids have been received.  The motion dies for lack of second.

 

Questions were asked by Terry Witt and answered by Chief Knowles.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve disassembly and removal of the Henry Beck and Spillway radio towers as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:47 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:00 A.M.

C. Providing the Board with the results of the equality assurance (QA) from Regional General Hospital of Williston (RGHW) concerns.

 

Chief Knowles provided to the Board results of the equality assurance (QA) from Regional General Hospital of Williston (RGHW) concerns discussed at the February 16th Board meeting.  Chief Knowles stated no discrepancies were found in how the employees handled each situation which was reviewed.

 

Joseph Lander, an employee of Dr. Pagidipati over Marketing and Compliance at Regional General Hospital in Williston spoke to the Board stating it is the belief of those at Regional General Hospital, based on memos they have looked at, employees of the Levy County Department of Public Safety are being told by their administrators not to take people to Regional General Hospital either directly or through a series of carving them out of the transport protocol.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated the Board was satisfied with the investigation which was conducted and suggested Regional General Hospital have an independent investigation done if they wish to extend the investigation further.

 

Comments were made by Terry Witt, Renate Cannon and Ron Grant from the audience.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Office Manager/Casey Duquette

A. Request adoption of Resolution 2016-05 approving the petition to vacate, abandon and close portions of SW 123rd Avenue a/k/a Palm Avenue, and SW 122nd Terrace, a/k/a Walnut Avenue, located in Cedar Key Heights Section B Subdivision, as requested by petitioners, James G. Mason II, Nancy K. Mason, Robert E. Palmer and Jamie Palmer.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-05 approving the petition to vacate, abandon and close portions of SW 123rd Avenue a/k/a Palm Avenue, and SW 122nd Terrace, a/k/a Walnut Avenue, located in Cedar Key Heights Section B Subdivision, as requested by petitioners, James G. Mason II, Nancy K. Mason, Robert E. Palmer and Jamie Palmer.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-05 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval of Resolution Number 2016-007 granting temporary easement to FDOT for Bridge #340010 on CR 456 at Daughtry Bayou in Levy County, FL.

 

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-07 granting temporary easement to FDOT for Bridge #340010 on CR 456 at Daughtry Bayou in Levy County, FL.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-07 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request approval of Resolution Number 2016-006 granting temporary easement to FDOT for Bridge #340011 on CR 456 at Lewis Pass in Levy County, FL.

 

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-006 granting temporary easement to FDOT for Bridge #340011 on CR 456 at Lewis Pass in Levy County, FL.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-006 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 concerning the Road Department.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. LaLonde presented an estimate from Beard Equipment in the amount of $6,129.91 for repairs to the transmission on a grader.

 

After discussion, Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the repair to be done by Beard Equipment for an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Requesting approval of Levy County Public Utility Crossing and Right-of-Way Use Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (“Sabal Trail”), and authorize acceptance of permit fee when paid by Sabal Trail.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the Levy County Public Utility Crossing and Right-of-Way Use Agreement with Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and authorize acceptance of permit fee when paid by Sabal Trail.  Sabal Trail will work with the County Road Department to obtain permits for each of the right-of-way crossings required.  The total fee for the permit review and for the rights for of the County rights-of-way will be $130,000.  Attorney fees of $25,000 for outside counsel related to extensive negotiations for the Agreement will also be paid by Sabal Trail.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Levy County Public Utility Crossing and Right-of-Way Use Agreement and acceptance of permit fees as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Toni Collins, Renate Cannon, Ron Grant and Scott Lipman spoke regarding Sabal Trail.

 

Terry Witt asked if an issue had been resolved regarding the Courthouse hours for business.

Mr. Moody stated the Board office is open at 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.  All other constitutional officers open their offices at 8:30 A.M. and close at 4:40 P.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. John Meeks announced the passing of Dogan Cobb, a long-time resident of Bronson.

Wilbur Dean stated the viewing is today at the Bronson First Baptist Church from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and the funeral services will be tomorrow, March 9th at 2:00 P.M. also at the Bronson First Baptist Church.

 

Comm. Joyner announced the 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe/Kayak Race is coming up on Saturday, April 23rd.  This is a fundraiser each year to benefit the LARC.  Comm. Joyner stated the Ride-to-Provide is coming up later and he will bring back more information as the date approaches.

 

Comm. Rooks announced several events coming up:  On Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. the Levy County Historical Society is presenting author, Patrick Smith, Jr. at the Cedar Key RV Resort.  There will also be other authors present.

On May 7th, there will be an animal adoption event at the Chiefland Tractor Supply.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks announced the Suwannee River Fair begins this weekend ending with the sale on March 23rd and the CAAA Baseball Bash is this Saturday at Strickland Park in Chiefland.

 

Comm. John Meeks

Appoint David Shewey to District One on the Board of Adjustments.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint David Shewey to District One on the Board of Adjustments as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. John Meeks spoke of the Bronson SCOP Grant and stated having Mrs. Whitehurst, Grants Coordinator work with them would help the Town of Bronson and allow Mrs. Whitehurst the opportunity to go through the process.  The Town of Bronson will submit a letter requesting Mrs. Whitehurst’s assistance.

 

Comm. John Meeks gave Legislative updates.

 

Comm. John Meeks announced the Civil War Re-enactment at Kirby Farms in Williston will be taking place.  The Chiefland Farmer’s Market will be at the Train Depot on March 12th and 26th.  On March 19th, there will be a Spring Into Spring event at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland which will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  The South Levy Marketplace will be taking place in Inglis on March 26th from 9:00 A.M.to 1:00 P.M.  March 31st – April 3rd will be the dates for the Levy County Fair in Williston at the Horseman’s Park.  The Chiefland FFA Alumni will have a rodeo March 18th and 19th.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:20 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting February 2, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 2, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 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 9:10 A.M.  Comm. Rock Meeks gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER122423-122594
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,261,816.70
ROAD35,223.81
SHIP30,350.73
PAL LIBRARY3,172.68
TRANSPORTATION1,144.04
91112,560.17
COURT FACILITIES1,665.88
EMS14,679.64
FIRE56,126.00
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT2,183.07
UTILITIES633.50
DRUG TASK FORCE1,228.08
IMPACT FEES – PARKS1,622.08
LANDFILL95,498.55
TOTAL  $ 1,517,904.93
EFT PAYMENT $      29,993.15

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Dana Sheffield reminded everyone City Elections are going on today in Fanning Springs for the vacant City Commissioner seat.

 

 

WILLIAM BETZ AND DOTTI HYDUE

 

Requesting staff mow easements only after litter is removed and modifications to the Adopt-A-Road program to accommodate low-income seniors who would like to participate in the program.

 

Ms. Hydue spoke to the Board and requested some modifications to the Adopt-A-Road program to accommodate low-income seniors wishing to participate in the program.  She also requested they be notified when the Road Department mowing crews are scheduled to mow so they may pick up litter before the mowing is done.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Requesting approval for Director Knowles to sign and submit the application and any certifications required for the 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval to sign and submit the application and any certifications required for the 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.  The application will request funding for a countywide recruitment and retention program with no cost to the county.

 

Those in the audience who spoke regarding this item were Terry Witt and Jeff Hardison.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Chief Knowles signing and submitting the application and any certifications required for the 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde

Request approval and Chairman’s signature to adopt Resolution 2016-04 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of SW 123 Ave, a/k/a Palm Avenue and SW 122 Terrace, a/k/a Walnut Ave, located in Cedar Key Heights Subdivision by petitioners James G. Mason, II and Nancy K. Mason, and Robert E. Palmer and Jamie Palmer.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature Resolution 2016-04 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Mercedes Williams, PA #531 in the amount of $20,000 for an existing unit in Chiefland.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Mercedes Williams, PA #531 in the amount of $20,000 for an existing unit in Chiefland.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Mercedes Williams as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

A. Request approval on several aspects of termination of contract with RouteMatch Software. Also asking approval to waive any bid procedures with approval to contract with CTS Software, Inc. and signature on a confidentiality agreement to review demonstration and related materials owned by CTS Software, Inc.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to terminate the contract with RouteMatch Software, the current software provider with the Chairman signing a letter to be drafted by the county attorney for termination; requested Board approval to waive any bid procedures with approval to contract with CTS Software.  Mrs. Conley explained CTS will waive the costs of the software in the amount of $54,720.00.  Upfront costs to initialize CTS Software will be in the amount of $7,800.00.  CTS Software is comparable with RM Software, however, will provide a savings of approximately $18,000 per year.  Mrs. Conley also requested Board approval for the Chairman’s signature on a confidentiality agreement to review demonstration and related materials owned by CTS Software, Inc.

Members of the audience who spoke were Kay Gaither, Terry Witt and Scott Lippmann.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the (1) Termination of contract with RoutMatch Software; (2) Waive bid procedures; (3) Contract with CTS Software, Inc. and (4) Chairman’s signature on a confidentiality agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval of Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 1 for 5339 Grant and approval to expend $116,000.00 to purchase a bus. Project description is amended in the Supplemental JPA for vehicle purchase from one 23’ bus to one 28’ bus.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 1 for the 5339 Grant and approval to expend the $116,000 to purchase a 28’ bus.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 1 for the 5339 Grant and approval to purchase a 28’ bus as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request motion to approve Settlement Agreement between Plaintiff-Relator Jennifer Perez and Defendant Stericycle, Inc. by accepting and depositing the State of Florida Expense Warrant in the amount of $13,878.42.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the Settlement Agreement between Plaintiff-Realtor Jennifer Perez and Defendant Stericycle, Inc. by accepting and depositing the State of Florida Expense Warrant in the amount of $13,878.42.  The acceptance and depositing of the State of Florida Expense Warrant will constitute the County’s acceptance of the Settlement Agreement.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve and accept the Settlement Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Dr. Devaiah Pagidipati, MD CEO of Regional General Hospital in Williston spoke to the Board regarding the transport of patients by the Department of Public Safety.  Dr. “P” indicated there had been instances where patients were advised by emergency medical personnel to be transported to hospitals other than Regional General in Williston.

 

Audience members who spoke regarding this item were:

 

Renate Cannon           Jimmy Jones

Art Maruna                  Anthony Spadavechia

Kay Gaither                Nancy Winninger

 

Comm. John Meeks stated he had requested confirmation of actual events where a patient had been diverted to another hospital after requesting to be transported to Regional General Hospital and had not received any evidence of this taking place.

 

Joseph Lander, Attorney for Regional General Hospital also spoke to the Board.

 

Scott Lippmann, City of Williston informed all of the passing of Bobby Williams.  He stated the funeral services will be this coming Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Williston.  Visitation will be at 10:00 A.M. and the funeral will be at 11:00 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner announced there will be a Chili Cook-Off at the Williston Church of God on February 20th.

Comm. Joyner asked if there had been any progress in hiring someone for the position formerly held by Bruce Greenlee?

Mr. Moody answered he would follow the Board’s lead with regard to hiring.  He stated the remaining staff had been doing the job with the assistance of Mr. Dean.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she will be attending a Small County Coalition meeting today in Tallahassee.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks announced there will be a FFA Rodeo coming up in March.  There will be a Chili Cook-Off and Pie/Cake sale benefiting the Chiefland FFA on February 12th.  Comm. Rock Meeks reminded everyone the Suwannee River Livestock Fair and Sale will be coming up in March.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated the Yankeetown/Inglis Lions Club will have their 4th annual SuperBowl weekend breakfast for any wishing to participate.  The Cedar Key Lions Club has a Dinner/Dance planned for February 14th which will include a silent auction.  On February 20th the Cedar Key Arts Center presents their fun-filled “Home Tour”.  February 13th and 27th are the dates for the Chiefland Farmer’s Market.  February 27th will also be the date for the Inglis/Yankeetown South Levy Marketplace.  Comm. John Meeks stated the Superintendents Gala will be on February 20th.

The Florida Association of Counties in conjunction with the Small County Coalition is having their Legislative Days in Tallahassee today and tomorrow.

Comm. John Meeks stated Albert Fuller, Extension Agent is being replaced in the interim by Brian Estevez who will be the Levy County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent and Ms. B.J. Jarvis is serving as the interim County Extension Director.

Comm. John Meeks spoke of an e-mail received from Steve Minnis of the Suwannee River Water Management District regarding concerns of the springs restoration and water supply, water conservation in Levy County so he is asking residents to contact their State Representative Charlie Stone and Senator Charlie Dean asking them to do what they need to do in order to protect Florida’s water supply.

Comm. John Meeks spoke of an e-mail received from the Florida Association of Counties regarding benefits Levy County receives from the Association.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:01 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting February 16, 2016

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 16, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 16, 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 9:03 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER122595-122841
FUND        AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE548,320.36
ROAD61,537.79
PAL LIBRARY2,862.12
MOSQUITO CONTROL241.66
TRANSPORTATION3,597.14
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS38,960.32
FIRE42,108.86
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT2,402.55
UTILITIES1,591.38
COMMUNICATION3,048.51
IMPACT FEES – PARKS1,713.08
DEBT SERVICE48,623.75
LANDFILL9,722.64
TOTAL  $    764,745.16

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on December 22, 2015 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on December 22, 2015 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Mandy Offerly thanked the Board for making the meeting agenda available online.

 

PREBLE-RISH, INC.

 

Rob Davis, Project Manager

Approval of Notice of Award to Carter Excavating, Inc. for University Oaks Water System Improvements, Phase I.

 

Mr. Davis requested Board approval of the Notice of Award to Carter Excavating, Inc., the lowest qualified bid for the University Oaks Water System Improvements, Phase I funded by a SRWMD grant 100%.  The bids received are listed below:

 

Hartman Civil Construction               $193,632.00

Art Walker Construction                    $  56,556.00

GWP Construction                             $126,667.20

General Underground                         $166,464.48

Carter Excavating                               $112,674.00

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Notice of Award with the Chairman’s signature to Carter Excavating, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request to approve the purchase of Summit trailer for hauling garbage; Florida Sheriff’s Association of Counties Bid #15-13-0904.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval for the purchase of a Summit trailer for hauling garbage by utilizing the Florida Sheriff’s Association bid price.  This purchase will be reimbursed with the annual grant received from the State in the amount of $45,454 for the 2015-2016 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of the Summit trailer as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

REGIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL

 

Follow up as requested by Chairman John Meeks.

 

Dr. Devaiah Pagidipati, M.D. introduced three (3) individuals who told of their experience of being advised to be transported to a hospital other than Regional General Hospital in Williston.  Those who spoke were:  Corina Edwards, Humani, Pharmacy Director at RGH and Linda Johnson.

 

Dr. “P” read into public record a letter from Lamar Stegall who stated the EMS staff denied his request to be transported to Regional General Hospital and a letter from the Good Samaritan Hospital in Williston.

 

Others who spoke on behalf of Regional General Hospital were:

 

Joseph Lander             Lisa Sampson              Andrew McCloud

Destiny Edwards        Linnette Nolte

Robert Mack               Latoya James

 

Comments from the audience were made by Nancy Winninger, Renate Cannon and Ron Grant.

 

Dr. “P” informed the Board the hospital may close in 60 days due to limited patients being transported to them and the large number of indigent patients they cannot turn away for treatment.

 

Dr. Jason Jones, Medical Director for Levy County spoke of the policy for patient rights which is in place for nearly all of Florida which states if a patient is awake, alert and has the capacity to make medical decisions for themselves, the patient gets to determine which hospital they want to be taken to.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to investigate the allegations presented to them.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:25 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:36 A.M.

 

 

CITY OF CEDAR KEY

 

Mayor Heath Davis

Request Road Department to remove fill around bridge area.

 

Mr. Davis requested the Board to direct the Road Department to remove sand and rock in an amount equivalent to the fill material utilized to repair the bridge and roadbed restoring the navigability of the channel.

 

Individuals from the audience who spoke regarding this item were Mike O’Dell and Carl Robinson, Charter Fishermen.

Renate Cannon also spoke stating Cedar Key receives CRA money and questioned why they would not make use of these funds.

 

Comm. Rooks recommended the City of Cedar Key contacting the Florida Department of Transportation for assistance.

 

After further discussion, Comm. Rooks made a motion to have Atty. Brown to DOT informing them of the concerns of the City of Cedar Key with regard to the sand and rock which has filled the channel beneath the Dock Street Bridge and requesting their assistance.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Toni Collins reminded everyone this Saturday is the Open House for the Cedar Key Light Station from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

  1. Regular activities report January/February 2016.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a brief progress on activities and accomplishments to the Board for the Nature Coast Business Development Council for January and February, 2016.

 

  1. Request approval to appoint Jeff Edison, Assistant Superintendent of Schools to the Nature Coast Business Development Council. This appointment fulfills the Education seat.

 

Mr. Pieklik requested Board approval to appoint Jeff Edison, Assistant Superintendent of Schools to the Nature Coast Business Development Council to fill the Education seat.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to appoint Jeff Edison to the Nature Coast Business Development Council filling the Education seat as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

ADOPT ORDINANCE 2016-01

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 47 of the Levy County Code of Ordinances pertaining to impact fees, amending sections 47-2, 47-3, 47-5, 47-46, 47-66, 47-68, 47-69, and 47-70 concerning impact fees sin general, Emergency Medical Systems impact fees, and Road impact fees specifically, including a new rate schedule for Road impact fees and definitions and legislative findings related thereto; providing for alternate Fire Protection impact fee calculations; providing for payment and use of Fire Protection impact fees; providing for individual calculations of Fire Protection impact fees; providing for codification; providing for severability; and providing an effective date.

 

Lynn Hoshihara spoke to the Board requesting approval and presented the proposed amendments to Chapter 47 of the Levy County Code of Ordinances as listed above.

Clancey Miller of Duncan and Associates also spoke.

 

 

Comments were made by Terry Witt and Renate Cannon.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Ordinance 2016-01 adding the date of June 1st as the effective date in Article 19 B and changing the reference in the same section, Article 13 to Article 15.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

GRANTS COORDINATOR

 

Tisha Whitehurst

Request approval for the Amendment to the existing Tetra Tech Contract to be amended to meet the requirements for Department of Treasury to receive RESTORE Act Planning assistance grant funds.

 

Mrs. Whitehurst requested Board approval of the Amendment to the existing Tetra Tech Contract to meet the requirements for the Planning Assistance Application.

 

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

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Requesting the Board’s approval and the Chairman’s signature to send a notice to EMS Management & Consultants, Inc. to renew the Billing Services Agreement with them for a one-year term.

 

Chief Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature to send a notice to EMS Management & Consultants, Inc. to renew the Billing Services Agreement with them for a one-year term.

 

Comm. Joyner mad a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the notice to EMS Management & Consultants, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

2. Presenting the FY 2014-2015 fourth quarter write-off’s to the Board for approval.

 

Chief Knowles presented and requested Board approval of the FY 2014-2015 fourth quarter write-off’s in the amount of $316,110.44.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the FY 2014-2015 fourth quarter write-off’s for the Department of Public Safety as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Rooks voted NO.

 

  1. Presenting our Fourth Quarter Report for FY 2015.

 

Chief Knowles presented the Fourth Quarter Report for FY 2015 to the Board stating operational and administrative accomplishments and changes the Department has undergone.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Alice LaLonde, Office Manager

  1. Request approval of CIGP application for CR 347 and Alice LaLonde having authorization to sign the application.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of the CIGP (County Incentive Grant Program) application for CR347 beginning at Alt. 27 and ending at US 19/98 for approximately 4.01 miles.  The Grant Project consists of widening and re-surfacing the roadway from the existing lane width of 20’ to 22’.

1. Request approval of CIGP application for CR 345 and Alice LaLonde having authorization to sign the application.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval of the CIGP application for CR345 beginning at Alt. 27 and ending at SR129 for approximately 2.53 miles.  The Grant Project consists of widening and re-surfacing the roadway from the existing lane width of 20’ to 22’.

2. Request approval of SCRAP application for C32-B and Alice LaLonde having authorization to sign the application.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval to submit the annual grant application for SCRAP (Small County Road Assistance Program) for C32-B beginning at SR24 and ending at C32 (NE 90th Ave.).  The road is approximately .61 miles long and the Grant Project consists of re-surfacing the roadway.

3. Request approval of SCOP application for C40W and Alice LaLonde having authorization to sign the application.

 

Mrs. LaLonde requested Board approval to submit the annual grant application for SCOP (Small County Outreach Program) for C40W beginning at US 19/98 and ending at Bird Creek Boat ramp (end of road).  The road is approximately 6.63 miles long and the Grant Project consists of widening and re-surfacing the roadway from the existing lane width of 20’ to 22’.

 

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve items A-D as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Dr. Jason Jones spoke in reference to the earlier comments made by Dr. “P” of Regional General Hospital in Williston disclosing the contents of packets which had been given to the Commissioners and himself.

 

Comments were made concerning the agenda item regarding Regional General Hospital.

 

Terry Witt asked for clarification as to what will be investigated by the Board concerning the allegations made by individuals earlier regarding transport to a hospital of their choice.

 

Chief Knowles answered a Quality Assurance Review will be done on the Patient Care Reports concerning the claims made by the individuals who spoke earlier.

 

Terry Witt also asked if the Board would be taking the “keys” to the hospital, should it close.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated Dr. “P” mentioned, but was not clear on several requests made to the Board earlier stating the County was in no position to take over a hospital financially.

 

Comments were also made by Toni Collins.

 

Renate Cannon questioned if the Certificate of Need was still alive.

 

Comm. John Meeks responded he had not been following this and had no answer at this time.

 

Ron Grant spoke regarding the Regional General Hospital issue.

 

Dana Sheffield announced there will be a Fly-In/Car Show/Community Expo at the Cross City Airport on April 23rd.  Admission is free and businesses are encouraged to set up displays.

 

Matt Brooks stated the Levy County School Foundation Gala coming up on the 20th and the Williston Church of God Cook-Off and Bow Shoot is this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner presented a letter from Ted Thrasher to Chairman John Meeks who then read into public record.  The letter commended the Levy County Firemen who responded to a fire incident which happened SuperBowl weekend on his property.

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting January 19, 2016

REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 19, 2016

 

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

 

 

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 NUMBER122320-122422
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE49,649.83
ROAD42,676.12
PAL LIBRARY1,508.74
TRANSPORTATION13,885.16
COURT FACILITIES15.00
EMS26,995.03
FIRE59,356.70
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT4,252.24
UTILITIES1,389.97
IMPACT FEES – PARKS3,799.36
LANDFILL17,608.97
TOTAL  $    221,137.12

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on November 3, 2015, November 17, 2015 and December 8, 2015 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on November 3, 2015 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on November 17, 2015 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 Board Meeting held on December 8, 2015 with changes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Dana Sheffield announced today is Primary Day in Fanning Springs to fill the vacant City Council seat.

 

Terry Witt asked if the hiring freeze in effect before the end of the fiscal year was still being upheld.

Comm. John Meeks and Fred Moody responded as of the new fiscal year, the hiring freeze had been lifted somewhat and elaborated on what the Board had agreed to do regarding replacement hiring for essential positions left vacant upon departure of an employee.

Linda Cooper requested the Board’s definition of “essential”.

A response and explanation was given by Comm. John Meeks.

Questions regarding position qualifications were asked by Kay Gaither.  Mr. Moody gave a response and explanation to the question.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik

Presentation by Dr. Desai on proposed Assisted Living Facility in Chiefland. – TABLED –

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff, Bobby McCallum

Request the Board accept and approve the 2016 FDLE Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant by: (1) reviewing and approving the grant award, (2) approving and signing the Certificate of Acceptance of Subgrant Award, (3) approving and signing the Certification and Conflict of Interest.  Upon approval of this award the use of grant funds in the amount of $34,540 will supplement the partial salary of one investigator for the Levy Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force 24.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested the Board accept and approve the 2016 FDLE Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $34,540 which will supplement the partial salary of one investigator within the Levy Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force 24.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to accept and approve the 2016 FDLE Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of the Board for the Service Agreement with Suwannee Valley Economic Council to provide trips to the meal sites in Chiefland and Williston during the period of January-December, 2016.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval for the Service Agreement with the Suwannee Valley Economic Council to provide trips to the meal sites in Chiefland and Williston during the period of January-December, 2016 in the amount of $12,474.70.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Service Agreement with the Suwannee Valley Economic Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Requesting the Board to ratify submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to include authorization for Director David Knowles to sign the application and certifications.

 

Chief Knowles requested ratification by the Board for the submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to include authorization for Director David Knowles to sign the application and certifications.  The application requests funding for exhaust removal systems for all units in the LCDPS fleet as well as four (4) complete sets of extrication equipment.  This is a 95/5 matching grant and the County’s proposed obligation is $19,200.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the submission of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant including authorization for Director David Knowles to sign the application and certifications as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Casey Duquette

Request Board approval for Resolution 2016-003 accepting temporary construction easement from Mr. Bobby J. Wilder and Mrs. Margaret Wilder.

 

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval of Resolution 2016-003 accepting a temporary construction easement from Mr. Bobby J. Wilder and Mrs. Margaret Wilder.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2016-003 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ron Grant asked for clarification on the Board’s policy on “non-agenda items”.

Atty. Brown responded and explained the Board’s policy and stated it had not changed since 2013 when the Board adopted a policy which included non-agenda items allowing them to be heard by motion from the Board.

 

Terry Witt asked if there was a reason for the short agenda’s lately.

Comm. John Meeks answered he knew of no reason for the shorter length of the agenda’s.

 

Comments were also made by Renate Cannon.

 

Scott Lipman of Williston announced there will be a Public Records Request meeting/training session given by Joel Chandler, January 28th at the Williston Methodist Church fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M.  This is open to the public.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Joyner stated he will be meeting with Senator Dean on Friday to discuss funding for the replacement of the elevators in the courthouse.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to appoint Toni Collins to the Board of Adjustments for District 4.

Questions were asked regarding this position not being advertised by Lou Jones, Linda Cooper and Terry Witt.

Comments were made by Toni Collins and Renate Cannon.

Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens requested a correction be made to the October 6th minutes regarding the appointment of Linda Jane Cramer.

Comm. Stevens invited everyone to attend a free concert by the gospel group “The Neeland’s” coming up on January 31st at the Williston Church of God at 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. John Meeks stated the Tourist Development Council meeting is scheduled for the 1st Thursday of the month.  He presented the 2016 Paddling.net calendar and noted Levy County has been featured for the 3rd year.

Comm. John Meeks stated he will be attending Tourism Day in Tallahassee later today.  February 3rd is 4-H Day at the Capitol.

Comm. John Meeks stated Pure Water Wilderness has disbanded.

Comm. John Meeks announced Albert Fuller will be retiring as the Ag. Extension Agent effective at the end of January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Moody announced the County and the International Association of Firefighters, the Levy County Professional Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians Local will hold union negotiations on January 20th and again on February 4th at 11:00 A.M. at the Department of Public Safety.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:01 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                     BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

________________________________________                    ________________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting January 5, 2016

REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JANUARY 5, 2016

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 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
Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

 

 

Chairman John Meeks called the Meeting to order at 9:04 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 NUMBER122185-122319
FUND       AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE1,819,372.87
ROAD36,773.41
PAL LIBRARY9,744.16
TRANSPORTATION1,451.22
91112,560.17
EMS28,409.34
FIRE56,352.58
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT4,529.06
UTILITIES593.86
LANDFILL12,645.31
TOTAL  $ 1,982,431.98

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request date and time for a Public Hearing to adopt Amended Impact Fee Ordinance for Roads.

 

Mr. Moody requested a date and time for a Public Hearing to adopt the Amended Impact Fee Ordinance for Roads.

 

After discussion, the Board agreed to set the date for the Public Hearing as requested for February 16th at 11:00 A.M. or immediately following the Regular Board meeting.

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley,

Request Board approval for JPA (Joint Participation Agreement) 5311 Operation Funding Grant.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mrs. Conley Board approval for the JPA 5311 Operation Funding Grant which is a 50/50 grant in the amount of $444,678.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the JPA 5311 Operation Funding Grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Stevens invited everyone to attend a free concert on January 31st at 6:00 P.M. at the Church of God in Williston to hear the Neeland’s sing.

 

Comm. John Meeks asked if the Commissioners would like to make a decision on the 2016 Board Appointments.  Each Commissioner was presented with a list of appointments from the prior year.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to assign the Board Appointments as presented with no changes.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

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, John Meeks