BOCC Regular Meeting – December 21, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 21, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 21, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

   103370-103515

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

434,519.48

ROAD

219,844.60

SHIP

12,750.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

70.62

TRANSPORTATION

24,692.71

911

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

3,880.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

227.68

EMS

13,104.37

FIRE

1,549.12

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

2,560.16

UTILITIES

2,190.63

DRUG TASK FORCE

269.10

COMMUNICATION

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

73,444.96

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $         789,543.33

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held December 7, 2010.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held December 7, 2010 with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

AMVETS

 

Ivan Chubb spoke to the Board and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bruce Greenlee

A.    Resolution 2010-70 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of road right-of-way located in Gleason’s Trailer Village as requested by petitioners, Jack and Elizabeth Foley.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-70, a petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of road right-of-way located in Gleason’sTrailerVillageas requested by petitioners, Jack and Elizabeth Foley.

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-70 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request from Otter Creek to assist with road maintenance and issues with speeders.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to strategically place speed bumps or rumble strips as requested by the Town of Otter Creek throughout the town to slow traffic.  He stated a letter requesting assistance from the Board in dealing with traffic speeding through their Town had been received by his office.

After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to place rumble strips or a table-top speed deterrent in pursuant to approval by the City Council in Otter Creek and to also bring this situation to the Sheriff’s attention.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for LCR 207 SmallCountyOutreachProgram.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for LCR 207, Small County Outreach Program.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for LCR 207, Small County Outreach Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt

A.  SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood.”

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience and Commissioners wishing to speak for or against the Special Event.

[1]Comm. Bell, [2]Comm. Drew, and [3]Comm. Stevens stated they had ex-parte communication with regard to the Special Event.

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood.”

Mr. Corbitt stated the event is scheduled for January 2, 2011, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and the application is marked “not open to the public.”  Since the last meeting when Mr. Dunn was asked to provide a more detailed site plan, his office did receive a document on the 13th and another on the 14th indicating the number of attendees had been reduced to fewer than 75 to accommodate the parking limitations.  A neighboring property owner has agreed to accommodate additional parking up to 25-30 vehicles, if needed and these people could be transported to the site by van.  Mr. Corbitt stated his office had received correspondence on the 20th indicating additional land clearing was being done to also accommodate parking.  After questions by Comm. Bell, Mr. Dunn stated there would be four people to handle parking and entrance onto the site would be permitted only if the individuals name is on the guest list.  Mr. Dunn also indicated to the Board and the expected number of vehicles would be 43 and presented the Board with photographs from a laptop of the property recently cleared.  Comm. Bell stated he had concerns with public safety for the event and for the Board’s responsibility to the neighbors.  These concerns were also shared by Comm. Johnson.

Comm. Johnson asked what would happen if the Board denied Mr. Dunn’s request and he continued with the event?  Atty. Brown addressed the question and stated Mr. Dunn may be subject to a citation.

Comm. Stevens stated he had concerns of the hours of the event and of the number of people originally invited compared to the number Mr. Dunn stated were expected to attend.  Mr. Dunn responded they had stopped taking invitations as of yesterday.  Comm. Stevens stated he was concerned with more people showing up than expected.  He also had concerns with requests made by the Commissioners at the previous meeting not being met.

Comm. Drew stated she had no problem with Mr. Dunn’s request for the Special Event and made a motion to approve SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood” as presented.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to deny SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood.”  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Drew votes NO.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny J. Shipp

A.    Clarification of Satisfactions of Judgment approved December 7, 2010.

 

Mr. Shipp explained the Tax Deed Sale process with regard to Satisfactions of Judgment approved December 7, 2010.  Mr. Shipp stated he had been contacted by the purchaser of a Tax Deed which had a Civil Judgement attached and had researched but found nothing statutory the Clerk could do to negotiate the amount on a Civil Judgement.

Atty. Brown stated she had not been made fully aware of the situation when contacted about negotiating the amount involving the Tax Deed in question.  After discussion, the Commissioners agreed in the future a purchaser could petition liens through the Board, but they would need to do this in person.

 

B.     Resolution 2010-72, Amending and Adopting Government / Municipal / Public Funds Authorizing Resolutions for Deposit Accounts with Perkins State Bank and Drummond Bank.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-72, Amending and Adopting Government / Municipal / Public Funds Authorizing Resolutions for Deposit Accounts with Perkins State Bank and Drummond Bank.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-72 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DARRYL DIAMOND

 

A.  Discussion of growth issues on Hwy. 19 from theInglisTownline North Lebanon Station.

 

Mr. Diamond addressed the Board and stated he felt there was a lack of transparency on the part of everyone in connection with the Inglis MSD a few years back.  He suggested the Board send a letter to theSouthLevyCountyresidents alerting them of the potential upcoming commercial growth and provided a copy of a draft he had written.

The Commissioners agreed to take Mr. Diamonds suggestions and letter under advisement, but were not in favor of sending a letter at this time.

 

 

DANNY STEVENS, CHAIRMAN

 

A.    Introduction of Gwen Pra, District 2 Coordinator from the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

– TABLED –

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen

A.    Recommendation from the Levy County Tourist Development Council for approval of $11,200 Additional Marketing Plan for 2010-2011.

 

Mrs. McQueen made a recommendation from the Levy County Tourist Development Council to increase their Marketing budget by $11,200.  She stated the budget had been cut back around the time of the oil spill and would now like to increase it.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the increase in the amount of $11,200 in the Additional Marketing budget as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Lt. Scott Finnen, Levy County Sheriff’s Office

A.    Proposed jobs program with Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce.

 

 

Lt. Finnen gave information to Board regarding a jobs program with the CLM Workforce Connection.  He explained in January the Sheriff’s Department will be losing two employees and would like to take advantage of this program as it offers on the job training.  The CLM Workforce Connection OJT program provides occupational training, and employer is reimbursed 75% of the employees’ hourly salary up to four months.

Another issue the Sheriff’s Department is facing is the aging software system at the Jail and at the Sheriff’s Office.  Lt. Finnen stated they would like to partner with a company out ofOcalacalled Beacon Software, which is a startup company.

Lt. Finnen stated he is asking the Board to allow the Sheriff’s Department to use CLM Workforce to hire two new employees and earmark the savings to fund the Beacon Software project, as these funds will come directly to the Board, not to the Sheriff’s Department.

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to support the CLM Workforce agreement, but requested additional information on the Beacon Software project before taking action.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Lizzie Jenkins spoke to the Board and invited them to a reception for Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll atFloridaA&MUniversityinTallahasseeon Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:00P.M.  The cost to attend is $50 per person.

Mrs. Jenkins then requested letters of support from the Commissioners to do the documentary on Rosewood by January 31, 2011.

 

Carol McQueen announced there would be a Levy Co Economic Summit in January 20, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at BronsonHigh School.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.    Proposed Board ofCountyCommissionOrientation / Organization Round Table Discussion on January 4, 2010.

 

Mr. Moody asked if the Board members would schedule a BOCC Orientation/Organization Round Table Discussion on January 4, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. or 1:30 P.M.

The Commissioners agreed to place this item on the agenda for January 4, 2011 at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.    Request approval to appoint Virginia Meisenheimer and David Kendall to the Putnam Alachua Levy Library Cooperative Board one for a period of 2 years and one for a period of 3 years.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval to appoint Virginia Meisenheimer for a period of 2 years and David Kendall for a period of 3 years to the Putnam, Alachua, Levy Library Cooperative Board.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the appointments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Subordination Agreement.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Subordination Agreement for Daniel Maldonado Diaz and Lourdes R. Colon.

Comm. Johnson made motion to approve the Subordination Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

ATTORNEY’S RERPORT

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Approve Addendum to Agreement with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. (“NGN”), for special counsel services in proceedings related to the code enforcement action against Brian R. Davis, for the purpose of increasing the not-to-exceed amount for attorney fees.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Addendum to Agreement with Nabors, GIblin & Nickerson, P.A. for special counsel services in proceedings related to the code enforcement action against Brian R. Davis, for the purpose of increasing the not-to-exceed amount for attorney fees to $10,000 in order to provide adequate representation on these issues.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Addendum to Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Comm. Drew gave a summary of the Broadband meeting she had attended on December 8th.  She stated there may be opportunities for the municipalities with broadband.

 

Comm. Bell wished Happy Holidays to everyone.

 

Comm. Stevens wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:21 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens

 



1  Ex-parte communication Comm. Bell

2   Ex-parte communication Comm. Drew

[3]   Ex-parte communication Comm. Stevens

BOCC Regular Meeting – December 7, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 7, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 7, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

 103212-103369

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,173,316.95

ROAD

        114,229.97

SHIP

          42,873.00

TRANSPORTATION

          31,547.58

COURT FACILITIES

          24,843.84

PROGRESS ENERGY

               706.26

EMS

          36,625.01

FIRE

            8,268.98

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            1,306.44

UTILITIES

            1,732.47

DRUG TASK FORCE

            2,556.50

CAPITAL PROJECTS

          22,161.54

LANDFILL

          62,161.88

TOTAL $  1,522,330.42

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held November 16, 2010.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held November 16, 2010 with the changes as stated.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Attorney Brown swore in members of the audience and Commissioners wishing to speak for or against the items to be presented by Mr. Corbitt.

Comm. Stevens asked if there were any ex-parte communications by the Board members.

1. Comm. Stevens stated he had ex-parte communication regarding the Special Event item.  2.Comm. Drew stated she had ex-parte communication also on the Special Event.

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood.”

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of SEP 3-10, Special Event “Return to Rosewood”, a memorial event on January 2, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M by property owners James Cornett and Marvin Dunn.  The number of people expected to attend will be between 50 to 200.  Parking will be handled on the property and along the limerock road.

The Commissioners had concerns regarding parking and emergency vehicle accessibility.

Mr. Dunn spoke and addressed the parking issue and stated there would be eight people available, four of which would handle the parking.  He stated he is expecting 100 vehicles or less.  Mr. Dunn asked for amendment to the Special Event to include Tony’s Seafood to provide clam chowder, coffee and cold drinks.

Comm. Drew stated she was concerned with the site plan as presented. She requested a more detailed site plan.

The Commissioners asked if Mr. Dunn could give parking options and provide a more detailed site plan at the next meeting before they will make a decision.  The Commissioners will need the paperwork by Monday of next week to allow staff time to review.

 

B.     Ha.Va. 9-10, Hardship Variance, Kooi.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of Ha.Va. 9-10, Hardship Variance by Ailien R. and Jack R. Kooi to allow for a second dwelling in order for a family member to care for her husband.

There was discussion as to whether or not they would be a University Oaks water system customer and the need for an easement to be recorded.

Atty. Brown stated her office will get an easement ready to record by the end of the week.

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance.  Mr. Corbitt asked if it would be necessary to record the Hardship Variance.  The Commissioners agreed it would not need to be done at this time, but would be discussed at a later date.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Hardship Variance as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     FP 2-10, Final Plat “Blackwell Estates.”

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of FP 2-10, Final Plat “Blackwell Estates.” Patrick Durbin, representing Phyllis F. Blackwell was in attendance.

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

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve FP 2-10, Final Plat, “Blackwell Estates,” contingent upon satisfaction of taxes.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.    FP 3-10, Final Plat “SaratogaSouth.”

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of FP 3-10, Final Plat “Saratoga South.”  Jason Murphy, representing Croft Land Surveying was in attendance.

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

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the FP 3-10, Final Plat, “Saratoga South.”  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DANNY STEVENS, CHAIRMAN

 

A.    Introduction of Gwen Pra from the Department of Transportation. – TABLED –

 

 

 

 

 

LIZZIE R. JENKINS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

A.    Invite “Roots in the City” join with the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. “History Day,” which is an established event with no required permit, convening April 16, 2011 at the Rosewood Baseball Park/Track.

 

Ms. Jenkins spoke to the Board and extended invitation to Mr. Dunn and his organization to the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. “History Day”.  She then read aloud an invitation for Mr. Dunn’s event not yet approved she had received and then provided the Board with a copy of the invitation.

 

 

FIRE BOARD, SPECIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Chiefland Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron

A.    Request Board direction to improve financial efficiency and the level of service in the area of Fire Protection/First Responders.

 

Mrs. Barron requested Board direction to improve financial efficiency and the level of service in the area of Fire Protection/First Responders.  The Committee formed by the Fire Advisory Board to review the Mizell Hodges report would like to confirm the Commissioner’s approval of the committee’s formation, their objectives, and if they are willing to consider changes in the Fire Service.  At this time, the members on the committee are:  Williston Mayor Gerald Heathcoat, Commissioner Marsha Drew, Chiefland Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron, Levy County Fire Chief Rick Bloom, and Yankeetown Fire Chief Paul Shearer.

Daryl Diamond provided handouts to board members and then spoke on behalf of Peaceful Acres Civic Association.  He stated they feel they have been left out of the process and would like to be included.

Comm. Bell made a motion to do the research and/or notify all municipalities they need to have representation on the Fire Advisory Board, as they are the ones who will bring the decision to this and if there is a problem within the municipality, decisions can then be made from their suggestions.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

The dates of the meetings will be posted on Board of County Commissioner’s website.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:38 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:48 A.M.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Pat O’Neal

A.    Annual Contract forNatureCoastBusiness Development.

 

Mr. O’Neal requested Board approval of the Annual Contract for Nature Coast Business Development.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Contract for Nature Coast Business Development.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Appointment to theNorth FloridaEconomic Development Partnership Board.

 

Mr. O’Neal requested the Board appoint someone to the North Florida Economic Development Partnership in place of former Commissioner Lilly Rooks.

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell to the North Florida Economic Development Partnership Board.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Lt. Scott Finnen

A.    Presentation ofPublicSafetyLeadershipAcademy.

 

Lt. Finnen gave information to the Board on thePublicSafetyLeadershipAcademy, a six-week program offered atCentralFloridaCommunity College.  He stated the program could be beneficial to anyone in a managerial position within the county.

Mike Colacone fromCentralFloridaCommunity Collegealso spoke to the Board and gave further information on the program.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Daryl Diamond fromSouthLevyCountyasked to place an item on the next agenda regarding the nuclear power plant issue.  He stated he will contact the Board office to be placed on the agenda.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Correction of Appointments toMeridianBehavioral Healthcare and Rural Conservation and Development.

 

Mr. Moody stated two appointments made at the last meeting need to be changed as listed below:

The appointment from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare needs to be moved from Comm. Bell to Comm. Drew.  The Rural Conservation and Development needs to be moved from Comm. Drew to Comm. Bell.

Comm. Bell made a motion to change the appointments as stated above.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Agreement betweenLevyCountyand Davis, Monk & Company and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

 

C.     Amended Agreement betweenLevyCountyand Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Novation of Agreement by Substitution of New Party for Discharged Party and an Amendment to Agreement betweenLevyCountyand Davis, Monk & Company and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both the Novation of Agreement by Substitution of New Party for Discharged Party and an Amendment to Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

D.    Resolution 2010-71 to Provide for the Appointment of a Director and an Alternate to the Board of Directors for theNorth FloridaBroadband.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-71 to Provide for the Appointment of a Director and an Alternate to the Board of Directors for the North Florida Broadband and read the Resolution title into record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-71 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

E.     Appointment of a 2nd Commissioner to the SmallCountyCoalition Board of Directors.

 

Mr. Moody requested appointment of a second Commissioner to the Small County Coalition Board of Directors.

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Drew to the Small County Coalition Board of Directors.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody stated a workshop had been set with the consultants on the Assessments on January 18th at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.   Williams Communication Service Agreement.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Williams Communication Service Agreement.   He stated there are two changes in the contract as originally presented.  In Section (1.)( e.) concerning replacement of radios in the event of the unavailability of parts has been deleted.  The other change is regarding the response time on dispatch equipment to be increased from one hour to two hours to respond.  The contract amount remains the same at $41,138.16 for covering 329 radios and $13,010.40 for covering dispatch equipment for a total amount of $54,148.56 for one year, which is payable in two six-month payments.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Williams Communication Service Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Satisfaction of Mortgage.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of a Satisfaction of Mortgage for Ann Santagata in the amount of $8,332 in Rehabilitation Assistance.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Deferred Payment Loans.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the following Deferred Payment Loans:

 

Cody Cross/Audra Smith                   $18,600

Gail Musolino                                     $  8,840

Russell S. and Jessica F. Grimes         $15,283

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loans as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Annual Agreement betweenLevyCountyEmergency Management andWithlacoocheeRegional Planning Council.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Annual Agreement between Levy County Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Agreement between Levy County Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request permission to purchase a new Portable Radiation Detection Monitoring System for the Levy County Radiological Emergency Planning Program.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase a new Portable Radiation Detection Monitoring System for the Levy County Radiological Emergency Planning Program. The price of this piece of equipment will be $12,195 and has been appropriated by Progress Energy in roll-over funds.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of the new Portable Radiation Detection Monitoring System as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

C.     Request to purchase a new Radiological Emergency Response vehicle.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase a new Radiological Emergency Response vehicle with Progress Energy funds and has been approved by Progress Energy and presented the following quotes to the Board members:

 

Stingray Chevrolet inPlant City                     $31,858.00

Scoggins Chevrolet in Chiefland                    $31,962.89

White Ford in Chiefland                                 $32,117.10

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase from Scoggins Chevrolet, in order to do business within the County.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.    Request approval to appoint Virginia Meisenheimer and David Kendall to the Putnam Alachua Levy Library Cooperation Board for a period of 2 years.

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval to appoint Virginia Meisenheimer and David Kendall to the Putnam Alachua Levy Library Cooperation Board for a period of two years.

Comm. Stevens stated he is in favor of staggering Board appointments to prevent losing senior representation.  Comm. Stevens asked Ms. Brasher to have the members discuss who will be a three-year appointment member and who will be a two-year appointment member and bring back to the next Board meeting.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request to pursue right-of-way for NE 144th Ave.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to pursue right-of-way for NE 144th Ave.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve pursuing the right-of-way for NE 144th Ave.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request permission to purchase three dump trucks.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to purchase three dump trucks through the Florida Sheriff’s Association bid with trade-in of old trucks from Nextran Truck Center in Lake City in the amount of $325,302.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of three dump trucks as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Approval of Satisfactions of Judgement for James Young, Jr. in settlement of outstanding liens for fees for incarceration ($50 per day jail fees), in order to clear title to the property subject to the liens, and direction to hold Satisfactions without recording until settlement payment of $1,256.34 clears.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Satisfactions of Judgement for James Young, Jr. in the amount of $500 and $1,000 for two Judgements from May, 2005 and June, 2007.  Atty. Brown stated there was a local attorney who negotiated the amount of $1,256.34 with her, which is 60% of the original Judgement amount and interest.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Satisfactions of Judgement for James Young, Jr. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew announced after the next Board meeting, there will be a small Christmas reception in the Board office.

Comm. Bell reported on meeting he attended with Rusty Skinner and the CLM Workforce Connection.  He stated there had been a deficit of private sector business representation and asked if the other Commissioners knew of any private sector business people in their district as well as one organized labor representative willing to serve on this board.

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone today is Pearl Harbor Day’s 69th Anniversary.

He stated Ms. Pra could come in Friday around noon, but asked the other Board members if they would like to have her come back to the next Board meeting to have a chance to meet everyone.  This was agreed on by the Board members present.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:52 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens

 



1.       Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Stevens

2.       Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Drew

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 16, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 16, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 16, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Vice ChairmanChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

SWEARING IN OF NEW COMMISSIONERS

 

At 8:45 A.M. Honorable Judge James T. Browning swore in newly electedCountyCommissioners, Ryan Bell and Chad Johnson.

 

 

Vice-Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.  Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

SELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to elect Comm. Stevens as Chairman for the rest of this year and through next year.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. RyanBellmade a motion to elect Comm. Johnson as Vice-Chairman.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 103072-103211

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

        260,439.36

ROAD

          60,321.84

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

                 79.45

TRANSPORTATION

            2,190.19

COURT FACILITIES

          48,025.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               227.68

EMS

        160,076.33

FIRE

          37,262.98

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            9,250.04

UTILITIES

            1,513.49

ADD COURT COSTS

               439.90

CAPITAL PROJECTS

            2,795.34

LANDFILL

          16,763.66

TOTAL $     599,385.26

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes were presented to the Board for approval:

 

September 30, 2010                            October 5, 2010

October 19, 2010                                November 2, 2010

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for September 30th, October 5th, October 19th, and November 2nd, 2010 with corrections as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

Robert Lowyns, Veterans Affairs

A.    Request approval of Proclamation of 2010-64 recognizing Sgt. Karl Andrew Campbell for services to this Country and toLevyCountyand all its citizens.

 

Mr. Lowyns requested Board approval of Proclamation 2010-64 recognizing Sgt. Karl Andrew Campbell and read the Proclamation into public record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-64 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

BETTY BERGER

 

Betty Berger

A.    Consider information regarding Progress Energy.

 

Ms. Berger expressed her concerns to the Board regarding the two nuclear power plants Progress Energy plans to construct inLevyCounty.  She asked the Board to consider sending a letter to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to deny PEF a permit to build the nuclear power plants.

Norman Hopkins explained how the accumulation of tritium, a radioactive by product of a nuclear power plant can affect groundwater supplies and cause cancer.   Mr. Hopkins gave information on an alternative, less expensive renewable energy source called Renewable Electrolysis.

Comm. Stevens stated the Board would take the information presented under advisement.

 

 

MARVIN DUNN – ROSEWOOD ARTIFACTS

 

Marvin Dunn

A.    Request help with artifacts found on Rosewood property.

 

Dr. Marvin Dunn, a retired professor fromFloridaInternationalUniversityinMiamispoke to the Board requesting financial help with artifacts found on Rosewood property.

He brought with him a few artifacts found at Rosewood for the Board members to view.

Dr. Dunn requested $5,000 from the Board to help with the cost of digging.  The fee will go to the archeologist.  Dr. Dunn stated he would like to establish a historical park in Rosewood for history of LevyCountyas well as Rosewood.  On January 2nd, 2011 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. he will be holding an event at his property in Rosewood by invitation and invited the Board to attend.  Senator Tony Hill will give the keynote address.

Comm. Drew and Comm. Johnson advised Dr. Dunn of budget cuts already made within the County and stated they would not able to help him financially at this time.

Comm. Stevens stated he is not in favor of puttingLevyCountyemployees and equipment in a position of liability.  If this site is, in fact of historical significance, professionals would be needed instead of locals getting in the way or disturbing historical artifacts.

Comm. Bell made a motion to deny funding at this time.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, Executive Director of the Real Rosewood Foundation spoke to the Board regarding an event planned on April 16, 2011 called the First Annual Return to Rosewood Celebration and brought a press release for the Board members.  The event is free to the public.  She also gave information on an Autism 5K/1 mile run/walk to be held the same day.

Mrs. Jenkins does not encourage anyone disturbing and misrepresenting the history of Rosewood.

 

Toni Collins requested the Board to deny any digs on property in Rosewood as requested by Mr. Dunn and pointed out there had already been public grants awarded for this.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY CONSTITUTIONAL & COURT FACILITY COMMITTEE

 

Linda Fugate,LevyCountyTax Collector

A.  Notification of oldBronsonHigh Schoolbuilding available for purchase.  Request Board direction.

 

Mrs. Fugate brought to the Board’s attention the oldBronsonHigh Schoolbuilding located behind the Courthouse is available for purchase and asked them to research and consider at a later date to either accept or eliminate this as a possible purchase.

The Commissioners agreed to research and consider the purchase, then address the issue at a later date.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate,LevyCountyTax Collector

A.    Request approval of Resolution 2010-67 instructing the Tax Collector not to mail tax notices for amount of taxes less than $5.00 and instructing the Property Appraiser not to extend taxes on any parcel for which the amount is less than $5.00.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-67 allowing the Tax Collector to not mail tax notices for taxes owed less than $5.00.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-67 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court

A.    Resolution Amending the Final 2009/2010 Budget.

 

Sheila Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-68, amending the final 2009/2010 budget. Mrs. Rees stated there were seven different funds affected in the amendment and there is an overall decrease of budget of $1,184,294.  The final budget figure is $60,394,959.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-68 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Proposed correction to the 2010 Holiday Schedule.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of a proposed correction to the 2010 Holiday Schedule.  He asked if the two days given for Christmas could match the court schedule for days closed, Friday and Monday.  Currently, Christmas is scheduled to be observed on Thursday and Friday for all county employees.  The court calendar will be observing Friday and Monday, meaning there would be need to be court personnel and Security staff at work when the rest of the employees in the courthouse would be off.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the days observed for Christmas of Friday the 24th and Monday the 27th for all County employees.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Recommend promotion of Robert E. Lowyns to Veterans Service Office Director.

 

Mr. Moody requested promotion of Robert E. Lowyns to Veterans Service Office Director.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to promote Robert E. Lowyns to Veterans Service Office Director as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody pointed out to the Board members the positions Comm. Rooks and Comm. Bell were on and stated the Board may want to re-appoint members.

Comm. Johnson asked if there were any meetings either of the members served on coming up soon.

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Johnson to the North Florida Broadband Authority.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Drew to be the alternate member for the North Florida Broadband Authority.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Atty. Brown stated she would prepare a Resolution with the Commissioners names filled in to be presented at the next Board meeting for signatures.

 

Mr. Moody stated Comm. Bell was on the following committees:

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare

Pure Water Wilderness

LevyCountyTransportationDisadvantaged

SuwanneeRiverResource Conservation and Development

WithlacoocheeRegional Planning Council

FloridaAssociation of Counties Foundation

Constitutional Court Facilities Committee – (Chairman must serve unless otherwise designated by the

Board).

 

Comm. Rooks was on the following committees:

North FloridaBroadband

CLM Workforce

CountyCoalitionBoard of Directors

Tourist Development Council

FloridaAssociation of Counties

 

Renate Cannon added there is a Transportation Disadvantaged Committee meeting this Thursday at 1:00 P.M.  Desiree Painter stated the Board Chairman is required to serve on this Committee.  An alternate was not named at this time.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.    Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requested Board approval of the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental Health and Addiction Services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Appointments to theWithlacoocheeRegional Planning Council.

 

Mrs. Lombardo stated Comm. Bell was serving on this Council and Comm. Stevens was currently serving.

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Comm. Ryan Bell to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.    Request approval of 2010-2011 Annual Plan of Service.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the 2010-2011 Annual Plan of Service.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2010-2011 Annual Plan of Service.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request permission to purchase dump trucks for Road Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to seek the purchase of three new dump trucks for the Road Department.  He stated the money to purchase the trucks is in their budget and they could be purchased through the Florida Sheriff’s Association State Contract for around $130,900 each.  Mr. Greenlee stated he would like to purchase these trucks through a lease purchase agreement.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to grant the purchase of new dump trucks as presented through the lease purchase agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request permission to accept Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) grant for the resurfacing of C318 from US 27 to NE 220 Ave.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to accept the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) Grant for the resurfacing of C318 from US 27 to NE 220 Ave.

Atty. Brown states the motion needs to include the approval of the Resolution and the Addendum to the County Engineers Contract.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-65 accepting the Small County Road Assistance Program Grant and the Addendum to the County Engineers Contract.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request permission to accept Notice of Compliance for NW 27 Place.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to accept Notice of Compliance for NW 27th Place.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the Notice of Compliance for NW 27th Place as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.    Resolution 2010-66 to schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of road right-of-way located in Gleason’sTrailerVillage, as requested by petitioners Jack and Elizabeth Foley.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-66 to schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of road right-of-way located in Gleason’sTrailerVillage, as requested by petitioners Jack and Elizabeth Foley.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-66 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Deferred Payment Loan.

 

Mr. Tummond requested approval of a Deferred Payment Loan agreement for Robert and Angela Barnhill in the amount of $17,748.

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

 

B.     Request permission to award bid for Manatee Utilities Chlorine Monitoring.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board permission to award the bid for Manatee Utilities Chlorine Monitoring to Florida Civil Construction, Inc. in the amount of $13,700 and authorize the Chairman to sign.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the bid for Manatee Utilities chlorine monitoring to Florida Civil Construction, Inc. in the amount of $13,700 and authorized the Chairman to sign.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to hear a non-agenda item.

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

 

Atty. Brown presented information regarding the Bonds for the Chiefland hospital and going forward with them.

Atty. Brown made a recommendation to approve the resolution

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-69 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown asked the Board for direction on how to recoup Attorney fees regarding issuance of the bonds.  She stated her estimated cost would be around $2,000 to $3,000 and she would have about 100 hours involved.

Comm. Drew made a motion to charge actual Attorney costs up to $25,000.

After discussion, Comm. Drew rescinds her motion.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the Attorney Administration fee at $2,500 and set the Attorney fees at $22,000.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Bell made a motion to charge for the Attorney Administration fee at $2,500 and charge for the Attorney fees at $15,000.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Atty. Brown stated if costs were to exceed this amount, the Board could request additional funds at a later date.

 

Atty. Brown requests the Board to authorize the Chairperson or Mr. Moody to sign any documents necessary to return our allocation to the State if the Board is presented with a letter from the Hospital indicating they are not moving forward with the Bond issue.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to authorize the Chairperson to sign any documents necessary to return our allocation to the State if the Board is presented with a letter from the Hospital indicating they are not moving forward with the Bond issue.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson asks about next meeting and doing appointments at the next Board meeting on December 7th as he has a conflict with his schedule and will not be able to attend.  He asked if any of the appointments could be made today.

 

Mr. Moody stated the meeting for GSG has been rescheduled for January 18th at 1:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Johnson states he will be leaving this evening to attend the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference and asked for nomination to the Small County Coalition, the Florida Association of Counties and the Florida Association of Counties Foundation.

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Johnson to the Florida Association of Counties, the Florida Association of Counties Foundation and the Small County Coalition.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew stated she was interested in appointment to the Pure Water Wilderness, the Energy and Alternative Power Committee, Suwannee River Resource Conservation and Development Committee.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to appoint Comm. Drew to the Committees as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell stated he was interested in appointment to the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce.  He was interested in Tourist Development Council, but this requires the Chairman to be appointed.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell to the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew.

Comm. Bell stated he would also take the appointment to Meridian Behavioral Healthcare.

Comm. Johnson amended his motion to include appointment of Comm. Bell to Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. Second was also amended by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Fugate returned to the podium to give information on accounts less than $5.  She stated there were nine tangible accounts and there were 79 regular accounts totaling less than $285.

 

Comm. Drew invited everyone to attend the Yankeetown Seafood Festival is this weekend, November 20th and 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. onRiverside Drive.

Comm. Drew stated the Lions Club will be doing a “Toy Drive” for South Levy children.  Drop-off boxes are located at the Food Ranch, Town Hall, the Lions Club and other businesses.  Santa will be at the Lions Club on December 11th.  Comm. Drew then welcomed the newly elected Commissioners.

 

Comm. Bell stated there is a “Toy Drive” in Cedar Key at the Chamber of Commerce newWelcomeCenter.

 

Atty. Brown announced there is a Seminar on Sunshine Laws, Public Records and Ethics in Tallahasseeon February 18th.  She also welcomed the new commissioners.

 

Mr. Moody mentioned there will be a Food Bank meeting Thursday and asked if Comm. Stevens could attend.

 

Comm. Stevens stated theTri-CountyPregnancyCenteris taking donations for Christmas trees for needy families in the area.  He wished a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

 

It was announced there will be a Yard Sale this Saturday to benefit Project Hope in Williston.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:56 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairperson, Danny Stevens

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – November 2, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 2, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 2, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell 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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

102934-103071

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,306,065.27

ROAD

49,986.24

SHIP

150.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

18,925.48

TRANSPORTATION

5,294.23

911

16,250.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

803.94

EMS

          26,972.78

FIRE

          95,096.09

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            8,648.17

UTILITIES

            1,520.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

            5,134.20

ADD COURT COSTS

            1,919.16

LANDFILL

        150,159.28

TOTAL $  1,686,925.21

 

CDBG – 2010 APPLICATION CYCLE – PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.    2nd Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2010 CDBG application cycle.

 

B.     Request approval from the Board to submit an application for the Fiscal Year 2010 CDBG application cycle in the Housing Rehabilitation category.

 

Comm. Bell announced the public meeting was open.  Mr. Blount stated the purpose of this public hearing is to hold a second public hearing in the application cycle for the 2010 CDBG.

Mr. Blount stated at the previous public hearing the Board directed Jordan and Associates to complete the application for housing rehabilitation in the amount of $750,000 to rehabilitate homes of low to moderate income citizens within the county to bring their homes up to State and local building codes.  The areas the money will be spent in are:  administration, housing and rehabilitation, demolition and replacement, and temporary relocation.  The deadline to submit the application is November 17th.  The County’s goal is to rehabilitate a minimum of 10 low to moderate income homes, with the hopes of completing more if funds are available

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone who wished to speak for or against the CDBG application.

Renate Cannon asked for clarification of administrative costs.  Mr. Blount explained the administration budget is $112,500, not to exceed 15% of the total grant amount, which covers the operation of the housing project.  This is set by the Department of Community Affairs.

Comm. Bell closed the public hearing

Comm. Stevens made a motion to direct Jordan and Associates to submit the application as presented by Mr. Armstrong for the 2010 CDBG cycle in the housing rehabilitation category.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER LILLY ROOKS

 

A.    Certificate of Appreciation for Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. – TABLED –

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested to hear a non agenda item.

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

Bobby Cahill from the Division of Forestry, representing the Commissioner of Agriculture, Charles Bronson presented a check to the Board from the gross receipts fromGoetheStateForestin the amount of $57,708.60.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval from the Board to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to donate the mobile military kitchen to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter #63 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

Commander John Heinrich then presented a certificate of honorary membership from the DAV to Mark Johnson.

 

 

VETERANS

 

Bill Verville, Commander

A.    Request approval of Proclamation 2010-63, recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 7-13, 2010.

 

Commander Bill Verville requested Board approval of Proclamation 2010-63, recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 7-13, 2010.

Comm. Bell read Proclamation 2010-63 into public record.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-63 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen

A.    Notification ofVisitFloridaBeachWalk.

 

Mrs. McQueen spoke of the Visit Florida Beach Walk scheduled to take place this Saturday, November 6th, from sunrise until 11:00 A.M and invited everyone to come out and walk along the beaches inLevyCounty.  The purpose of the walk is to promote tourism by letting everyone knowFlorida’s beaches are clean and it’s ok to eat the seafood.

Pat O’Neal spoke regarding activities to take place in Cedar Key.  Registration can be done at theCityParkbeginning at 8:30 A.M.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Mike Sheffield

A.    Request approval to replace hot water boiler at the Levy County Jail.

 

Major Sheffield requested approval to replace the hot water boiler which heats the Jail and the old part of the Sheriff’s Administrative building.  It has recently been tested for the winter and was not working.  The contractor, W.W. Gay had done an evaluation and recommended it be replaced.  Major Sheffield then presented the following bids for Board to review:

 

Brooks Air Systems                            $37,600

S.I. Goldman Company, Inc.              $46,050

W.W. Gay, #1                                     $27,580

W.W. Gay, #2                                     $37,289

 

Comm. Stevens to accept the bid from W.W. Gay to replace the existing unit with a new Weil McClain unit including a one year installation warranty and get a written response verifying the proposal includes everything.    Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

It was discussed to make contact with W.W. Gay today regarding the warranty and proposal details.  If a response has not come by Friday, an emergency meeting could be called to make a decision.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request to add the following roads to the paving list for resurfacing:

 

LCR 494 (NW 92 Ct.) from SR 320 to NW 110 Street. (Chiefland G & CC)

LCR 181 (NE 101 Ct.) from SR 27 to NE 74 Place. (BronsonHeights)

LCR 183 (NE 105 Ave.) from SR 24 to NE 100 Street. (University Oaks)

LCR 194 (NE 109St.) from SR 24 to NE 105 Avenue. (University Oaks)

LCR 101 (NE 77 Ave.) from SR 24 to end of pavement. (Wekiva Grade)

 

Request to add the following roads to the paving list for paving:

 

LCR 108 (NE 170 Ave.) from Alt 27 to SR 121.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to add the above listed roads to the paving list for resurfacing and for paving.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve adding the roads listed above to the paving list as requested by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Presentation of bid awards for CR 207.

 

 

 

Mr. Mills stated the FDOT funding for this construction project is $1.97 million and then presented the following bids for CR 207:

 

Anderson Columbia, Inc.                                $1,510,157.72

APAC Southeast, Inc.                                                $1,484,773.16

John C. Hipp Construction Equip. Co.           $1,425,988.00

V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.                         $1,318,582.28

 

Mr. Mills recommended awarding the contract to V.E. Whitehurst and allow the Board Chairperson to sign the contract.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept and award the bid for CR 207 to V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. and to allow the Chairperson to sign the contract.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Lenore Jones

A.    Request approval of Resolution 2010-58 amending the Levy County State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Local Housing Assistance Plan covering State Fiscal Years 2007/2008, 2008/2009, and 2009/2010.

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2010-59 amending the Levy County State Housing Assistance Plan covering State Fiscal Years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2012/2013.

Ms. Jones requested approval of Resolution 2010-58 and 2010-59 amending the Levy County State Housing Initiatives Partnership and the Levy County State Housing Assistance Plan as presented.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-58 and 2010-59 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.    Proposed holiday schedule for 2011.

 

Mr. Moody presented the 2011 proposed holiday schedule for Board approval.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the proposed holiday schedule for 2011 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    EMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of theEMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve theEMS, Fire Protection, Road Maintenance and Solid Waste Assessment Programs as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.    Request to approve appointment of Curt Bromund to fill theLevyCountyposition of Well Florida Board of Directors.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requested Board approval to appoint Curt Bromund to fill theLevyCountyposition on the Well Florida Board of Directors.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to appoint Curt Bromund to fill the Levy County Position on the Well Florida Board of Directors as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request approval of agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval of the agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council.  The agreement amount is $1,624.00.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the agreement between Levy Emergency Management and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to accept the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant in the amount of $77,043.00.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the State and Federally funded Subgrant Agreement, Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone who helped with the Levy County Educational Foundational Beast Feast and also thanked Bronson and CAAA for their weekend festivities.

 

Comm. Drew let everyone know about the Yankeetown Seafood Festival coming up on November 20th and 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Riverside Drive.  It is the 30th year for the Inglis, Yankeetown Lion’s Club to sponsor the event.

 

Comm. Rooks reminded everyone to go vote today.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone to go vote today and let everyone know about the first annual Veteran’s Day Parade to take place on November 13th.

 

Mr. Tummond reminded everyone of the Fair Housing Workshop today at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:02 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Vice-Chairman, Danny Stevens

 

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 19, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 19, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 19, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

102783-102933

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

534,481.91

ROAD

          64,906.85

SHIP

          10,226.31

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

            2,045.00

TRANSPORTATION

          27,836.55

911

                   8.76

PROGRESS ENERGY

            3,944.10

EMS

          21,985.97

FIRE

          29,130.10

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            4,676.06

UTILITIES

            1,564.08

DRUG TASK FORCE

               600.00

COMMUNICATION

            3,000.00

ADD COURT COSTS

            2,801.39

LANDFILL

          21,988.97

TOTAL $     729,196.05

 

VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

 

Robert Lowyns

A.    Presentation of Proclamation 2010 Honoring SPC James Anthony Page.

 

Mr. Lowyns from the Veterans Service Office spoke and asked Chairperson Bell to make the presentation.

Chairperson Bell read Proclamation 2010 honoring SPC James Anthony Page into record.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to accept Proclamation 2010 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.    Proposed Ordinance 2010-02 adopting an approved large scale future land use map amendment.

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against Proposed Ordinance 2010-02 or Proposed Ordinance 2010-03.

Comm. Bell asked if there were any ex-parte communications by the Board members.  There were none.

Ms. Neely presented and read into record proposed Ordinance 2010-02, adopting an approved large scale future land use map amendment for Board approval.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve proposed Ordinance 2010-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    Proposed Ordinance 2010-03 approving a rezoning of 10.58 acres from residential to moderately intensive commercial.

 

Mr. Corbitt stated with previously approved Ordinance for the large scale future land use map, he could now present proposed Ordinance 2010-03, approving the rezoning of 10.58 acres owned by William and Linda Grafton from residential to moderately intensive commercial to the Board for approval.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Ordinance 2010-03 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate,LevyCountyTax Collector

A.    Request to retain $125,000 of operating expenses.

 

Mrs. Fugate requested Board approval to retain $125,000 of the operating expense to allow the Tax Collector’s Office to operate without having to get a bank loan.  The money will be returned back to the Board after the first Tax Distribution.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the request to retain $125,000 as presented by the Tax Collector.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Jack Schofield from the Town ofYankeetownstated he was the liaison for the seven parks in the town and thanked the Commissioners for their funding of playground equipment at the Town’s parks.

He then presented a flyer for an upcoming fundraising event taking place during the Yankeetown Seafood Festival, November 21st at 12:00 P.M. called the “Withlacoochee Wubber Duck Wace.”

Mr. Schofield also mentioned on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, Inc. will host a presentation on how to fight mosquitoes with bat houses.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Tummond requested permission to present a non-agenda item.

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

Mr. Tummond presented information from a company called Amnisas who had recently contacted him regarding purchasing the two water systems owned by the Board and asked if this is the direction the Board would want to go.

After discussion, the Board decided by consensus to make a decision later after the two new Commissioners had a chance to speak with Mr. Moody and Mr. Tummond.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Williams Communication Service Agreement Contract. – TABLED –

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Lenore Jones

A.    Satisfaction of Mortgages.

 

Ms. Jones requested Board approval of Satisfaction of Mortgage for Eloise Sims in the amount of $15,000 in Purchase Assistance and a Satisfaction of Mortgage for Cheryl A. Jones in the amount of $8,735 in Purchase Assistance.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both of the Satisfaction of Mortgages as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Jones requested Board approval of Satisfaction of Mortgage for H. Stan Smith/Russell Rivenburg in the amount of $11,414.40 in Rehabilitation Assistance.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Deferred Payment Loan.

 

Ms. Jones requested Board approval for the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Antonio Ortiz/Amparo Rivera in the amount of $10,200.

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

 

C.     Proposed Resolution 2010-58 amending Local Housing Assistance Plan. – TABLED

 

D.    Proposed Resolution 2010-59 amending Local Housing Assistance Plan. – TABLED

 

E.     Request approval of annual reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Jones requested Board approval of annual reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the annual reports as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMS

 

Trish Siebold, Director

A.    Request renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the State ofFlorida.

 

Mrs. Siebold requested Board approval and signature of the Chairperson for the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the State ofFlorida.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request permission to auction dragline.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to place the dragline from the rock pit up for bid or auction.

Comm. Johnson suggests selling it with a “reserve amount”.  He explains this means the item has to sell at a certain amount or more, and if not, there would be no sale.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve placing the dragline up for bid or auction as requested by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.     Resolution 2010-60 C316CountyIncentiveGrant.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-60 to accept the C316 County Incentive Grant along with the Addendum to the Consulting Engineer Contract, which must accompany the Resolution.

Comm. Drew made a motion the approve Resolution 2010-60 and the accompanying Addendum as presented by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

Atty. Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Approve Resolution 2010-61 designating a Recovery Zone pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and related provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-61 designating a Recovery Zone pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and related provision of the Internal Revenue Code.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-61 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Approve engagement letter with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A., to provide legal services as bond counsel for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds for the proposedTri-CountyHospitalproject inChiefland,FL.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of an engagement letter with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. to provide legal services as bond counsel for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds for the proposedTri-CountyHospitalproject inChiefland,Florida.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve an engagement letter with Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CDBG – 2010 APPLICATION CYCLE – PUBLIC HEARING

 

Dick Tummond

A.    Conduct the 1st Public Hearing for the FY 2010 CDBG application cycle.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board authorization to allow Jordan and Associates to prepare the FY 2010 CDBG application for the County and brought Mr. Blount Armstrong, Vice President of Jordan and Associates to the podium.  Mr. Armstrong stated he would be conducting a hearing and a Fair Housing Activity Workshop in connection with funding availability for the FY 2010 CDBG application cycle.

Mr. Armstrong requested the Board conduct the Public Hearing before considering authorization of Jordan and Associates to prepare the FY 2010 CDBG application for the County.

Comm. Bell announced the public hearing was opened.  He stated the purpose of the public hearing is to make the public aware the County is eligible for up to $750,000 in Grant funding from the Community Development Block Grant.  Mr. Armstrong explained the four areas of funding available for grants if the county qualified for them.  In this funding cycle for 2010, 10% of the funds would go to commercial revitalization, 20% to economic development, 30% to housing rehabilitation, and 40% to neighborhood revitalization.  It was a recommendation from Mr. McJordan of the Citizens Advisory Task Force to re-apply in the housing rehabilitation application.

Comm. Bell asked if anyone would like to speak regarding the information presented.  There were none.

After answering questions from Commissioners the public hearing was closed by Comm. Bell upon Mr. Armstrong’s request.

 

B.     Request Board of County Commissioners authorization to allow Jordan and Associates to prepare the FY 2010 CDBG application for the County.

 

C.     Request Board of County Commissioners adoption of the Resolution for Signature Designee to make application.

 

Mr. Armstrong requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-62, authorizing the chief elected official to make application to the Florida CDBG for fiscal year 2010, to allow Jordan and Associates to prepare the FY 2010 CDBG application in the housing revitalization category and approve re-committing $125,000 in SHIP funds to use as leverage for scoring purposes.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-62, authorizing the chief elected official to make application to the Florida CDBG for fiscal year 2010, to allow Jordan and Associates to prepare the FY 2010 CDBG application and to approve re-committing $125,000 in SHIP funds to use as leverage for scoring purposes as requested by Mr. Armstrong.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.    Conduct the Fair Housing Workshop for the general public and elected officials for the FY 2010 CDBG application cycle.

 

Mr. Armstrong conducted the Fair Housing Workshop for the general public and elected officials for the FY 2010 CDBG application cycle and read aloud for everyone an excerpt from Title 8 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson announced there are several students and faculty members from the county planning to attend the FFA national convention inIndianapolis.  He stated Ms. Gore, a student from Chiefland will be in the talent contest and there are others up for State and National Awards.  He asked everyone to keep them in their prayers.

Comm. Johnson stated the Commissioners will be serving clams with help from Aquaculture group from Cedar Key at the Levy County School Foundations Beast Feast on Oct 25th, tickets are $25 each and the event starts at 5:30 P.M.  The money collected provides scholarships for local students.  Tickets are available at Perkins State Bank and Capital City Bank.

 

Comm. Drew asked everyone to wish Bruce Greenlee a Happy Birthday.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:27 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Vice-Chairman, Danny Stevens

 

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – October 5, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 5, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 5, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Bell 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. rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

102739-102782

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

988,260.81

ROAD

40,617.28

TRANSPORTATION

15.00

911

26,524.76

COURT FACILITIES

62.00

EMS

54,873.83

FIRE

4,290.81

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

15.00

UTILITIES

600.00

TOTAL $  1,115,259.49

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of the minutes for the following meetings:

Regular Meeting held September 7, 2010      Budget Hearing held September 20, 2010

TRIM Hearing held September 9, 2010         Regular Meeting held September 21, 2010

 

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

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – 1

 

Comm. Bell asked if a non-agenda item could be heard regarding Emergency Management.

 

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

 

Mark Johnson introduced Jim Britts, State Division Emergency Management Coordinator, Region 3 and thanked him for his work as Mr. Britts is retiring.  Mr. Johnson presented a plaque to Mr. Britts in recognition of his service.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    Petition No. Ha.Va. 8-10, Hardship Variance.

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against the Hardship Variance or the Preliminary Plats.

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Board members had ex-parte communication with either of the petitioners.  1.Comm. Johnson stated he had spoken with Mr. Crane regarding Petition No. PP 4-10 ( Item B.).

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. Ha.Va.8-10, Hardship Variance for Board approval.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.

Angie Medieros stated the petition is to move her parents onto her property she owns with her husband.  She also explained the severity of the health of her parents as this is the reason to move them here from up north.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Petition No. Ha.Va. 8-10, Hardship Variance as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Petition No. PP 4-10, Preliminary Plat of “Crane Acres.”

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. PP 4-10, Preliminary Plat of “Crane Acres” for Board approval.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. PP 4-10, Preliminary Plat of “Crane Acres” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Petition No. FP 6-10, Final Plat of “Vaughn’s Acres.”

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. FP 6-10, Final Plat of “Vaughn’s Acres” for Board approval.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. FP 6-10, Final Plat of “Vaughn’s Acres” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOITON CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bruce Greenlee, Road Department Administrative Superintendent

A.    Adopt Resolution 2010-47 approving the Petition to Vacate, Abandon, and Close a Portion of SE 137th Terrace.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval of the Board to adopt Resolution 2010-47, Petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of SE 137th Terrace as petitioned by Alan and Carol Ward.

Comm. Bell asked if anyone wanted to speak for or against.

Alan Ward, one of the petitioners, spoke to the Board and requested their approval of the Resolution.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-47 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

A.  Request approval of Fire Protection Services Agreement for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 between the County and the City ofChieflandfor Fire District 6 (Fowler’s Bluff) and 7 (Chiefland).

 

Norm Fugate Attorney for the City of Chiefland requested approval from the Board of the Fire Protection Services Agreement for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 between the County and the City of Chiefland for Fire District 6 (Fowler’s Bluff) and 7 (Chiefland).

 

Those speaking in favor of the Fire Protection Services Agreement were:

Chiefland Vice-Mayor, Teresa Barron

Gene Stockman

Chiefland Fire Chief, James Harris

 

Those speaking against the Fire Protection Services Agreement and in favor of the Fowler’s Bluff Fire Department functioning without the aid of the Chiefland Fire Department were:

Fowler’s Bluff Fire Department President, Robert Mount

Fowler’s Bluff Fire Department Vice-President, Craig Miller

 

After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the Fire Protection Services Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Drew              Comm. Stevens

Comm. Rooks

Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Rooks made a motion to leave Chiefland with District 7.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:26 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:40 P.M.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Lt. Scott Finnen

A.    Ratification of the application originally submitted and approval of the acceptance of the award documents sent by DOJ, regarding a Federal Grant award of $100,000.

 

Lt. Finnen requested ratification of the application originally submitted and approval of the acceptance of the award documents sent by DOJ, regarding a Federal Grant award of $100,000.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the ratification of the application originally submitted and approval of the acceptance of the award documents as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Mrs. Daldine speaks about barking dogs in her neighborhood. She asked if anything had been done and why current laws are not enforced.  Mrs. Daldine also provided a handwritten timeline she had documented of the times the dogs were barking to the Commissioners.

Mr. Tummond spoke to the Commissioners and stated Animal Control and the Sheriff’s Department had both responded.

 

 

WILLIAMS COMMUNICATION

 

A.J. Smith, Williams Communication

A.  Maintenance Agreement for radios and related equipment.

Mr. Tummond spoke to the Board regarding a maintenance agreement for the 330, 800 MHz radios and related equipment as previously discussed at the September 7th Board meeting.  After negotiations with Williams Communication, Mr. Tummond stated the rate per radio is $125 for yearly maintenance.  For a one-time call for repairs, the rate would be $50 per radio.  Mr. Tummond stated the rate for all radios and dispatch equipment would be $54,273.60.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the maintenance agreement amount of $54,273.60 with Williams Communication and to move forward with the contract.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.   LevyCountyFiscal Year 2011-2012 Assessment Program Proposal by Government Services Group and Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. – TABLED –

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond, Assistant to theCountyCoordinator

A.  Request to reject current bids for Manatee Utilities Chlorine Monitoring and re-bid the project.

 

Mr. Tummond requested the Board reject the current bids for Manatee Utilities Chlorine Monitoring and re-bid the project.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to reject the current bids for Manatee Utilities Chlorine Monitoring and re-bid the project.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to award bids for University Oaks Utility Electrical Upgrade.

 

Mr. Tummond presented the two bids received for the University Oaks utility electrical upgrade and they are as follows:

C & H Electric                        $24,478

Robert Shipp Electric              $33,000

 

Mr. Tummond stated it is his recommendation to enter into a contract with C & H Electric.

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the bid from C & H Electric in the amount of $24,478 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A.    Renewal Service Agreement withWithlacoocheeRegional Planning Council for Planning and Zoning Services for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

 

Ms. Neely requested approval from the Board for renewal of the Service Agreement with Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for Planning and Zoning Services for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve renewal of the Service Agreement with Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.    Request Board approval to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council contract.

 

Ms. Neely requested on behalf of Mr. Jerrels approval from the Board to renew the Annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.  She stated this contract is renewed annually for verification of hazardous waste management practices.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the renewal of the Annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Discussion and director on proposed settlement in class action suit, The County of Monroe, Florida v. Priceline.com, Inc. et al.

Atty. Brown asked for direction from the Board regarding the class action suit, The County of Monroe, Florida v. Priceline.com, Inc. et al.  She stated the proposed settlement would meanLevyCountywould receive about $250.  Atty. Brown then gave details of the terms of the settlement to the Board members.

The board decided by consensus to stay in the suit.

 

B.     Request approval and authorization for Chair to sign Short Form Consent Order with Department of Environmental Protection for settlement of proposed civil penalties.

 

Atty. Brown requested approval and authorization from the Board for the Chair to sign Short Form Consent Order with Department of Environmental Protection for settlement of proposed civil penalties.  Atty. Brown stated DEP had made an inspection at the Landfill and issued a warning letter listing proposed violations and penalties in the amount of $66,100.  Staff from the Landfill then had a meeting with DEP and the alleged violations and penalties were reduced to two violations for the amount of $4,000 and $250 in costs.

After discussion, Comm. Rooks made a motion to pay $500 for the improper slope penalty, but to re-negotiate the remaining $3,500 penalty.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson gave follow up information on the Levy County Beast Feast.

Comm. Rooks stated the Clam Association would donate and come to the Beast Feast to cook the clams.  The Board members will serve.

 

Comm. Bell presented a letter requesting a letter of support forFlorida’s Pure Water Wilderness application for a Rural Regional Development Grant to the Governor’s office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to submit a letter of support as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM – 2

 

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

 

Comm. Rooks asked Pat O’Neal and George Sresovich to come to the podium and Mr. O’Neal presented for Board approval a Proclamation to designate October, 2010 as the Helen Denham Month.  He explained the Helen Denham was a paddle-wheel steamer recently found in the #4 Channel at Cedar Key.  Work is being done to bring it up to the surface.  This steamer was used to ferry cypress and lumber on theSuwanneeRiver.  Mr. O’Neal then read the Proclamation into record.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Proclamation as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks introduced Lindon Lindsey and Toni Collins from the Levy County Historical Society.

On behalf of the Levy County Historical Society, Toni Collins made a contribution to the fund designated for the excavation of the Helen Denham in recognition of the entities trying to preserve a piece of Florida History.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM – 3

 

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

Comm. Johnson asked Pat O’Neal to bring the Board up to date on the progress of theChieflandHospital.  Mr. O’Neal statedLevyCountywould need to send a letter drafted by Atty. Brown to the State to ask for re-allocation of funds and to send to Chiefland so they can send the appropriate attachments with it.  Discussion followed as to whether the College could be included in the request for re-allocation of funds.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to have Atty. Brown draft a letter asking for re-allocation of funds as requested for the Hospital as well as for the College.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks announced there will be a “meet and greet” with Rod Smith at theDoganCobbMunicipalBuildingFriday starting at 8:30 A.M.

 

Atty. Brown stated in order for the College to be included in the letter, the Board would need to adopt a Resolution naming is as a Recovery Zone Project and authorize the Chairperson to sign.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to adopt a Resolution naming the College in Chiefland as a Recovery Zone Project and authorize the Chairperson to sign.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:08 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 30, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Vice-Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

102586-102738

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

418,093.93

ROAD

7,140.15

SHIP

2,233.21

LIBRARY

1,251.06

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

357.69

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

414.88

TRANSPORTATION

1,862.24

COURT FACILITIES

54,588.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

10,593.32

EMS

22,242.26

FIRE

9,463.77

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,147.20

UTILITIES

344.44

CAPITAL PROJECTS

3,743.25

LANDFILL

126,783.40

TOTAL $     660,258.80
TRANSFER TO EMS $     200,000.00

 

E911 RURAL COUNTY GRANT APPLICATION CORRECTIONS

 

Mike West requested the Board to rescind approval of the two E911Grant Application previously approved on 9/21 and approve a combined Grant.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to rescind the previously approved Grant Applications from 9/21 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks then made a motion to approve the combined E911 Rural County Grant Application as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS

 

Sheila Rees presented budget amendments for the Board’s approval.  The Mosquito Control Department has an increase of $23,760 in the Chemicals line item and a decrease of the same amount from the Overtime line item.  In the Maintenance Department there is an increase of $10,000 in the Rep/Maint-Equipment line item and a decrease of the same amount from the Wages line item.  In BOCC-Operations there is an increase of $100,000 in Inmate Medical, $50,000 in Rep/Maint-Major $50,000 and $38,000 in LCSO Transfer-Jail.  There is a decrease of this combined total of $188,000 in Reserve.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Budget Amendments as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Berlon Weeks spoke to the Board and presented a letter for their review from the Town of Bronson to FEMA proposing the Town of Bronson be allowed to gauge the ditches to determine if it does or does not flood.  If flooding is found to take place, they will pay the amounts assessed for flood insurance, and if not, then they will go back and look at it again to see if this is truly not what is happening.  If a moratorium is granted, it would allow Bronson to do a master stormwater plan on the ditch, to get rights to it and clean it out and use it as it was originally designed.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to join with the Town of Bronson in their letter of request to FEMA.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Johnson asked the Commissioners able to attend the Beast Feast if they would like to do clams or if there area other suggestions.

Comm. Rooks stated she would check with the Aquaculture Association about getting clams.

The Commissioners agreed to check into serving clams.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:15 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 21, 2010

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REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 21, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:10 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

102430-102585

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

206,281.09

ROAD

305,416.64

SHIP

47,895.90

LIBRARY

1,242.08

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

6,742.80

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

977.54

TRANSPORTATION

24,172.08

COURT FACILITIES

26.99

PROGRESS ENERGY

17,137.12

EMS

189,688.02

FIRE

2,447.85

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,974.73

UTILITIES

2,765.95

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

DEBT SERVICE

1,000.00

LANDFILL

114,223.17

TOTAL$      924,431.86

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held August 17, 2010.

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

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steve Minnis

A.     Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

 

Mr. Minnis presented a check to the Board for payment in lieu of taxes in the amount of $25,108.88 from the Suwannee River Water Management District.  Mr. Minnis also wanted to let the Board know the Water Management District will have a public meeting on October 12th, at 7:00 P.M. at the City Hall in Fanning Springs regarding the water supply assessment.

Mr. Minnis stated the Bronson north ditch, south ditch and long pond area maps have been revised and submitted to the respective communities.  The date on the maps is September 30th at which time there will be a 90 day appeals and protest period.

 

 

CHILDREN’S TABLE

 

William Brown

A.     RecognizeBronsonHigh Schoolstudent’s community service and present an award.

 

Mr. Brown called the Beauchamp family forward and recognized Tyler Beauchamp for his efforts through his involvement in FFA in planting produce which he provided to the Children’s Table.  Mr. Brown presented Mr. Beauchamp with a plaque and thanked him for his work.

 

B.  Report and plan a county wide food drive and food bank.

 

Mr. Brown informed the Board of plans for a community outreach project and asked Mrs. Barbara Locke from the Levy County Health Department to explain.

Mrs. Locke explained the Health Department will be conducting health screenings, assistance with food stamp and medicaid applications and will also have people with information to help the elderly at various locations within the county in cooperation with the Children’s Table.

Mr. Brown explained how the Levy County Food Bank had been established and stated Comm. Rooks had been elected the Chairperson of this project.

Comm. Rooks spoke about the Levy County Food Bank and recognized people in attendance from within the county involved with the project.  She asked if the communities and businesses would place drop-off boxes to collect canned goods.

The Board decided by consensus to assist Mr. Brown with the efforts of the Children’s Table.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:35

The meeting reconvened at 9:43

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Evan Sullivan

A.     Request approval and signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2011 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant.

 

Major Sullivan requested approval and signature on the Certificate of Acceptance for the 2011 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant.  Major Sullivan explained this is the Edward Byrne Grant in the amount of $75,725.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Certificate of Acceptance as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Major Sullivan explained this grant helps to pay for salaries for the Drug Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Sullivan requested approval for the Board to hear a non-agenda item.

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

 

Major Sullivan requested on behalf of Sheriff Smith approval from the Board to move $38,000 from the contingency money in the Sheriff’s budget to the inmate medical line item.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve moving $38,000 from the Sheriff’s contingency fund to the inmate medical line item.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING OFFICE

 

Mike West

A.     Request Board approval and signature to apply for E-911 Rural County Grant to cover the cost of Evergreen maintenance for a period of one year.

 

B.     Request Board approval and signature on the E-911 Rural County Grant Application to cover the cost of maintenance for our GeoComm software products.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval and signature to apply for the E-911 Rural County Grant to cover the cost of Evergreen maintenance for one year and the E-911 Rural County Grant Application to cover the cost of maintenance for their GeoComm software products.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve both E-911 Grants as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Pat O’Neal

A.     Ratification of letter of support and commitment of dues for the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

 

Mr. O’Neal requested a letter of support and commitment of dues in the amount of $2,041 for the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the letter of support and commitment of dues as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Petition No. PP 4-10, Preliminary Plat of “Crane Acres” – TABLED

 

B.     Petition No. FP 4-10, Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres.”

 

Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience wishing to speak for or against the Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres.”

Comm. Bell asked if there were any ex-parte communications by the Board members.  There were none.

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. FP 4-10, Final Plat of “Rejoli Acres” to the Board for approval.  He stated Jason Murphy of Croft Land Surveying was present to represent Jorge Alfonso and Renan Garcia.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the petition as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke

A.     Request approval of the 2010/2011 contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health.

 

Mrs. Locke requested approval of the 2010/2011 contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health and presented a booklet of services for each Commissioner.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Health as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.     Proposed Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyfor Guardian ad Litem.

 

B.     Commercial Lease for office space for the Guardian ad Litem program.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the proposed Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyfor Guardian ad Litem and the Commercial Lease for office space with Hudson Properties in Chiefland.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement withGilchristCountyand the commercial lease as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Resolution 2010-53 requesting an extension of time for performance under a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and construction of an airport security fence at theGeorgeT.LewisAirport.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Resolution 2010-53 requesting an extension of time for performance under a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the design and construction of an airport security fence at theGeorgeT.LewisAirport.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-53 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Request approval of annual contract for H. Lee Mills, Mills Engineering Company as Consulting Engineer for the County.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the Annual Contract for H. Lee Mills, Mills Engineering Company as Consulting Engineer for the County.  He stated the amount for Principal Engineer has not changed and is $95 per hour.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Annual Contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request to accept the Progress Energy Contract for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 and Fiscal Year 2011/2012.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Johnson for the Board to accept the Progress Energy Contract for fiscal year 2010/2011 and fiscal year 2011/2012.

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the Progress Energy Contract as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.     Request to approve an application for State Aid.

 

Ms. Brasher thanked Mr. Moody and the Maintenance Department for helping to move the books for the book sale held on Friday and Saturday.  She also thanked Mr. Ivan Chubb for taking all the remaining books to distribute among the Veterans.

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval for an application for State Aid for the Library System.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the application for State Aid as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City ofChiefland.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval for the Interlocal Agreement with the City ofChiefland.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.     Service and Maintenance Contract – 800 MHz Communication Equipment:  Williams Communications, Inc.       – TABLED –

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.  Request permission to seek right-of-way for SW 110 Avenue.         – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.     Request approval of Resolution 2010-50 certifying that the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-50 certifying the County meets the criteria for reduction of Department of Environmental Protection and Water Management District fees.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-50 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Foundation’s Wild Beast Feast will be held at Black Prong on October 23rd.  He stated they are seeking different groups and organizations to help cook and serve.  Tickets are $25 each and there will also be a live auction.  The Commissioner’s discussed cooking and/or serving as a group.

 

Comm. Stevens stated there will be a Rodeo this Friday and Saturday at the Horseman’s Park in Williston.  There will be a BBQ dinner available at 5:30 P.M. and the events will start at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Marie Daldine asked the Board if they could do something about the excessive noise from barking dogs in her neighborhood.  She asked if there could be stiffer laws made or current laws enforced more to deal with the noise.

 

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL

 

Matt Weldon, Director

A.     Request approval of contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Weldon approval of the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the contract betweenLevyCountyand the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Bell stated there will be a meeting on September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay final bills for the fiscal year.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:29 A..M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

BOCC Budget Hearing – September 20, 2010

BUDGET HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

 

 

The Budget Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 20, 2010, at 6:30 P.M. in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.  Mr. Shipp gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Comm. Bell stated the purpose of this meeting was to adopt the Resolutions for the final millage and final budget for fiscal year 2010/2011.

 

A.  Resolution 2010-54, Adopting Final Millage Rates.

 

Sheila Rees stated the actual rollback rate is 7.8436 and the proposed millage rate is 7.4212 which is 5.39% less than the rollback rate.  Resolution 2010-54 is to adopt the final millage rate.

Comm. Drew made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-54 setting the final millage rate as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Resolution 2010-55, Adopting Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

 

Mrs. Rees stated the budget had been advertised as required and requested the Board consider some budget amendments before adopting the budget.  She stated this involved combining some funds.  The Library had been combined into the General Fund and the Mosquito Funds had been moved as well as some of the Sheriff’s Funds.  In addition to these changes, there were some line item changes in the Road Department and the Planning Department.  Changes were also made to the SHIP Fund and for Progress Energy.  The total amount for the amendments is $302,889 less than what was last approved.  Mrs. Rees stated the total budget is now at $58,531,978.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-55 setting the final budget for fiscal year 2010/2011 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

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

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell

 

BOCC Trim Hearing – September 9, 2010

TRIM HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

 

 

The Trim Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 9, 2010, at 6:30 P.M. in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.  Mr. Shipp gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mr. Shipp presented for Board approval Resolution 2010-51 for a tentative trim hearing to levy ad valorem taxes.  Mr. Shipp stated the rollback rate is 7.8436 and the proposed millage rate is 7.4212, which is a -5.39% change of the rollback rate.

Comm. Bell asked if anyone would like to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-51 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Shipp presented for Board approval Resolution 2010-52 to adopt a tentative budget.  Mr. Shipp stated the total budget amount is $58,834,867.

Comm. Bell asked if anyone would like to speak for or against.  There were none.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-52 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Johnson

Comm. Rooks

Comm. Bell

Comm. Drew

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Stevens spoke to the Board regarding a pay raise for all full-time Board and Constitutional employees, excluding the Sheriff’s Department and part-time employees.  Comm. Stevens stated he had excluded the Sheriff’s Department because they had been given a raise earlier this year already.  He stated after speaking with Mrs. Rees, the amount necessary for this would be $332,000.  The funding for this could be supplemented by using $200,000 of the fiscally constrained money, leaving roughly $100,000 to come from Reserve.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to give a 3% pay raise to all Board and Constitutional officer full-time employees, excluding the Sheriff’s Department.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.  As Comm. Bell called for a vote, Comm. Johnson asked if discussion could be done before voting.  Comm. Bell then called for discussion.

Comm. Johnson stated if the raises were given, this would pull from the current reserve amount which is $1,297,849, leaving a balance of $967,845 with a total budget of nearly $59 million.

Comm. Stevens explains where the money had been found within the current budget to fund the raises.

Comm. Johnson explains his view of why he is not in favor of giving the raises.  He states he is afraid if reserves are used up with no additional revenues projected to come into the budget, people will be sent home and does not feel giving a raise is the right thing to do right now.

Comm. Bell asked if anyone from the audience would like to speak.

Pam Owens from the Mosquito Control Department spoke in favor of raises.

Larry Feldhusen from Yankeetown spoke against raises.

Comm. Rooks stated the funding Comm. Stevens had identified would not have been possible had it not been for her work inTallahasseeto get the fiscally constrained money for this county in the amount of $2.7 million over the past three years and is in favor of using this money for raises.

Comm. Johnson stated he would like to fight for State funding sources for some of the unfunded State mandates and wait until after March to then look into the possibility of giving raises to all employees, full and part-time.

Comm. Bell called for a vote and the votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Stevens            Comm.Bell

Comm. Rooks              Comm. Drew

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:15 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairperson, Nancy Bell