BOCC Regular Meeting November 4, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

 

 

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

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

117618-117773

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

 

MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Robert McCallum

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

HAVEN HOSPICE

 

Vondla Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

INGLIS RECREATION COMMITTEE

 

Deb Ball, Chairman

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Chiefland Ford                       $19,866 each (Ford Escape)

Scoggins Chevrolet                 $20,769 each (Chevrolet Equinox)

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

EVI                 $84,936                                               Beck                            $41,504

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Southeastern Trailer                $4,200

Texas Trailer                            $5,749

Triple Crown Trailers              $4,649

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Award Presentation.

 

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

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

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

 

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

 

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

After discussion, Comm. Joyner withdrew his Second.

The motion then dies for lack of a Second.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

YES                                        NO

Comm. Bell                            Comm. Joyner

Comm. Stevens                    Comm. Meeks

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting October 7, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OCTOBER 7, 2014

 

 

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

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

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

 

 

MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

MARION REGIONAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

 

Rob Adamiak, Executive Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Request approval of Grants Coordinator position.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Steiner Atlantic Corp.                         $8,030

Industrial Laundry Services                $8,610

Southeastern Laundry Equipment      $8,954

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Scoggins Chevrolet                 $32,160

Garber Automall                     $31,660

Beck Auto Group                   $33,319

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon questioned the status of the RESTORE Act.

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

 

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

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

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

BOCC Public Hearing – September 22, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

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

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

Set Millage Rate

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

 

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

 

Set Final Budget

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

___________________________________                          ______________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting August 5, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 5, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

116493-116661

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,321,728.50

ROAD

87,790.25

SHIP

26,475.00

PAL LIBRARY

10,186.09

TRANSPORTATION

26,148.74

911

11,082.25

COURT FACILITIES

971.75

PROGRESS ENERGY

20.51

EMS

103,729.75

FIRE

74,462.57

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,492.83

CDBG

62.00

UTILITIES

35.92

DRUG TASK FORCE

668.00

COMMUNICATION

4,075.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

3,162.50

LANDFILL

21,974.32

TOTAL   $ 1,694,065.98

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Meeting held on July 8, 2014 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on July 8, 2014 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Frank Schupp from Ameris Health gave an update to the Board of the plans for a hospital in Chiefland which will serve the tri-county area.  The size of the hospital has been reduced from 60 beds to 28 beds.  The name of the hospital will be Suwannee River Community Hospital which has been changed from the original name of Tri-County Hospital, LLC.  Mr. Schupp requested a letter of support from the Board for the Certificate of Need with the Agency on Health Care Administration.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to draft a letter of support as requested by Mr. Schupp.

 

Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding an article in the Levy County Journal and the situation of ALS for Chiefland.

Clarification was given by Comm. Bell.

Mrs. Cannon also questioned the Bond Issue referenced in the Levy County Journal.

Mr. Shipp and Comm. Bell answered Mrs. Cannon regarding the pay-off of the Bond Issue.

 

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WEEKEND COUNCIL

 

Charlie Frank, President

Presenting and awarding newly recruited personnel their bunker gear provided with Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant funds.

 

Mr. Knowles introduced Charlie Frank, President of the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council who presented bunker gear provided with SAFER grant funds to three (3) newly recruited personnel.  To help volunteer fire department recruit and retain firefighters, the NW FL Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council awards personal protective equipment (PPE) to new recruits of eligible Florida Fire Departments.  There have been eleven (11) members from local Departments approved to receive gear through this program.

 

 

MILLS ENGINEERING

 

Andrew Carswell

Presenting proposals for the Leachate Storage Facility Cover to be constructed at the Levy County Solid Waste Facility.

 

Mr. Carswell presented the following proposals to the Board for the Leachate Storage Facility Cover to be constructed at the Levy County Solid Waste Facility:

 

Ayers Carpentry, Inc.                         $  57,650.00

J and L Custom Construction             $154,260.00

Nooney Construction, Inc.                 $  99,962.00

JoyTech Construction                         $125,000.00

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to award the bid to Ayers Carpentry, Inc. as recommended by Mr. Carswell.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of an Agreement between Levy County and Knauff Funeral Homes, LLC to resume the medical transport services replacing Perryman Transport Service.

 

Mr. Moody stated Mr. Perryman had sent notification to the Board office of his intent to let his State License expire this year.  Knauff Funeral Homes, LLC has expressed an interest to resume the medical transport services replacing Perryman Transport Service.  Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the contract between Levy County and Knauff Funeral Homes, LLC.  The contract amounts are as follows:

 

Pick-up and Drop-off             $  95.00 Per Individual Body

Transport                                 $130.00 Per Transport of up to Two (2) Bodies

Bag                                          $150.00 Per Individual Body

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement between Levy County and Knauff Funeral Homes, LLC as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to ratify the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Northeast Florida Public Employee’s Local 630 Laborers’ International Union of North America, AFL, CIO.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to ratify the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Northeast Florida Public Employee’s Local 630 Laborers’ International Union of North America, AFL, CIO.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to ratify the Master Collective Bargaining Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear a non-agenda item concerning the Town of Bronson.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson voted No.

 

Mr. Moody read to the Board a letter received from the Town of Bronson concerning assistance with maintenance on a road located next to the Dollar General Market.  The letter states they do not have the manpower or equipment necessary to repair this road making safer passage for residents.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated the area in need of repair is about 350’ and would cost the Road Department about $738 to do the necessary work to open the road for safe passage.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Road Department assisting with repair work to the road as requested by the Town of Bronson.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

  1. On behalf of Linda Fugate, Tax Collector, presenting Recapitulation for Board signatures.

 

Ms. Days presented on behalf of Linda Fugate, Tax Collector the Recapitulation for Board approval with signatures.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve with Board signatures the Recapitulation as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to appoint Tammy Jean Ippolito to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board to serve in the Citizen-User category.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval to appoint Tammy Jean Ippolito to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board to serve in the Citizen-User category.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Tammy Ippolito to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request Board approval of Service Agreement for Creekside Christian School for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement for Creekside Christian School for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

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

 

  1. Request approval for IT services for our Route Match software.  This Client information will be backed up daily at the QTS Atlanta Metro Data Center.  Mobile access is available anywhere.  Cost associated will be $6,300.00 per year for 7 users.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of IT services for their Route Match software for a cost of $6,300 per year for 7 users.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve IT services for the Route Match software as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval from the Board and Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Tower, L.P. and Levy County.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Tower, L.P. and Levy County.  This agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the tower facility in Cedar Key.

 

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval of Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners of Levy County and Mills Engineering Company for the years 2014-2015.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Consulting Engineering Contract between the Board of County Commissioners of Levy County and Mills Engineering Company for 2014-2015.

 

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

 

  1. Request to submit a budget amendment to take $47,554.00 from contingency money to balance the Repair Maintenance Equipment line item.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to submit a budget amendment moving $47,554 from contingency money to balance the Repair and Maintenance Equipment line item.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the budget amendment as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request approval for Resolution 2014-35, authorizing Chair to sign application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-35, authorizing the Chairman to sign an application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.  Mr. Jerrels stated this year’s grant will be in the amount of $90,909.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-35 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request to consider settlement offer on Second Mortgage for Rachel E. Coke and, if accepted, approve Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement funds.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider a settlement offer on a Second Mortgage for Rachel E. Coke and, if accepted, approve Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent of settlement funds.  Vesta Land Transfer Corp. is offering $500 to the Board in exchange for satisfaction of the Board’s mortgage.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks made a motion to make a counter offer of $1,000 and if accepted, approval of the Satisfaction of Mortgage as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Meeks             Comm. Stevens

Comm. Joyner             Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he had been in communication with some of the leaders in Dixie County regarding the oyster issue as they are under the same duress in Suwannee as Levy County is in Cedar Key.  They have asked to be notified of any information or actions Levy County may take as they would like to mimic those same actions and will do the same for Levy County.

Comm. Johnson thanked all who came out to the VFW political candidates’ forum.

 

Comm. Meeks stated the absentee ballots have been sent out and advised everyone to be on the lookout.

Comm. Meeks mentioned a “Stuff the Bus” campaign here in Levy County this weekend and to check local newspapers for information.

 

Comm. Bell introduced Hunter Bell who gave an update to the Board on his Eagle Project he had recently completed.  Mr. Bell stated in addition to picking up garbage, he and volunteers added two (2) 8’ picnic tables at Blue Springs.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:20A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:43 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

Comm. Bell opened the Workshop by offering the Commissioners an opportunity to discuss the budget requests by each of the Fire Departments.

 

Cedar Key

Comm. Stevens made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $5,000 to Cedar Key Fire in additional to their contract amount.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Chiefland

Comm. Stevens made a motion for no bonus to be given to Chiefland in addition to their contract amount.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Stevens                       Comm. Meeks

Comm. Joyner                         Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $7,000 to Chiefland Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Bell                             Comm. Stevens

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Joyner

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $9,000 to Chiefland Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Johnson                      Comm. Meeks

Comm. Comm. Bell                Comm. Stevens

Comm. Joyner

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $8,000 to Chiefeland Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Meeks                         Comm. Stevens

Comm. Bell                             Comm. Joyner

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

Fanning Springs

Comm. Meeks made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $25,000 to Fanning Springs Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Williston

Comm. Stevens made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $12,300 to Williston Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Bronson

Comm. Meeks made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $10,000 to Bronson Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

Inglis

Comm. Joyner made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $10,000 to Inglis Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the votes were as follows:

 

Yes                                          No

Comm. Joyner                         Comm. Meeks

Comm. Stevens                       Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to grant a one-time non-contractual additional bonus of $8,000 to Inglis Fire.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

South Levy

Comm. Meeks made a motion to reduce the amount budgeted for South Levy Fire by $6,000 making the total amount to be budgeted for South Levy Fire $30,000.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

BOCC Special Meeting – June 24, 2014

SPECIAL MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 24, 2014

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 24, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

 

Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Administrator – Fred Moody

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:04 A.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Comm. Meeks.

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request approval to waive the bidding requirements established by both the County’s CDBG procurement policy and the County’s general purchasing policy and award a per item rate contract to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. based on an estimated lump sum of $65,251.00.

 

Mr. Vanzant presented the bids received to the Board:

 

Bidder                                                             Base Bid                     Revised Bid

Lapin Septic Tank Service, Inc.                      $114,000.00                $110,430.00

Richardson Site Prep, Inc.                              $  68,995.00                $  65,251.00

Staley Construction Group, Inc.                     $  55,091.03                $  67,446.23

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval to waive the bidding requirements established by both the County’s CDBG procurement policy and the County’s general purchasing policy and award a per item rate contract to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. base on an estimated lump sum of $65,251.00.  Mr. Vanzant stated if approved, the project would be completed within 45 days of the homeowner and contractor signing the contract.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to waive the bidding requirements established by both the County’s CDBG procurement policy and the County’s general purchasing policy and award a per item rate contract to Richardson Site Prep, Inc. based on an estimated lump sum of $65,251.00.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

 

After discussion, Comm. Meeks amended his motion to add a cap amount of $65,251.00.  Any additional expenses would require the engineer to come before the Board for approval.  Comm. Johnson amended his second and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Meeks asked Mr. Vanzant if he could provide the Board with information regarding how much would be left in CDBG funds after this project is completed and if there is any other project which could be done.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:34 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 22, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 22, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

    CHECK NUMBER               116094-116328

    FUND                                              AMOUNT

   GENERAL REVENUE                 147,888.18

     ROAD                                              96,612.79

     SHIP                                                 15,185.00

   PAL LIBRARY                               16,818.11

    TRANSPORTATION                      93,977.03

    FACILITIES                                           15.00

    PROGRESS ENERGY                         735.54

     EMS                                                  42,249.18

     FIRE                                                 68,347.19

  TOURIST DEVELOPMENT            4,914.27

    UTILITIES                                         1,290.26

    DRUG TASK FORCE                       2,283.64

    ADD COURT COSTS                          607.26

    CAPITAL PROJECTS                     14,980.34

                                                           LANDFILL                                    78,924.40

    TOTAL                                    $    584,828.19

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Kay Gaither spoke to the Board complementing Comm. Bell, his wife Crystal, David Weatherford and the Department of Animal Services for their work with the Pet Adoption event held recently.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy Clerk

Mrs. Rees requested on behalf of Mr. Shipp Board approval to donate computer monitors to the Vision Christian Academy.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve donation of computer monitors to the Vision Christian Academy as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Robert McCallum

Request Board approval to serve as the coordinating unit of government in FDLE Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant by signing the Certificate of Participation and in the preparation of the application for grant funds by designating Sheriff Robert McCallum to coordinate the preparation of the application and by approving upon award the use of grant funds $46,990.00 to supplement the multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force of Levy County.

 

Sheriff McCallum requested Board approval for submission of the FDLE Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $46,990.  These funds are used to supplement the multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force of Levy County.

 

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

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Director

Progress Report presentation for April-July, 2014.

 

Mr. Pieklik gave a progress report to the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council for April-July, 2014.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

Request Board approval to ratify signed Addendum to the Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc.

 

Mr. Vanzant requested Board approval to ratify the signed Addendum to the Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to ratify the Addendum to the Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Vanzant reported to the Board excavation is scheduled to begin tomorrow on the Tarafa project.

 

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL

 

Lauren Yetter, Principal Planner

Request authorization by Resolution 2014-08 to file and execute a planning grant application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

 

Ms. Yetter of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-08 to file and execute a planning grant application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-08 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CEDAR KEY OYSTERMEN’S ASSOCIATION

 

Jerry Beckham

Request support of draft Resolution 2014-34 and include specific items to be initiated by the Commission in seeing action by resource management agencies and finding appropriate sources to fund essential oyster fishery management programs.

 

Mr. Beckham requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-34 requesting support of the Governor of the State of Florida, and seeking federal and state legislative funding support for oyster resource restoration projects in the region.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to adopt Resolution 2014-34.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

 

Hunter Bell

Update on Eagle Scout project. – TABLED –

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford provided an update to the Board of the recent Pet Adoption event held at Tractor Supply in Chiefland.  There were 16 dogs and 7 cats adopted.  Mr. Weatherford thanked those who helped in making this event possible:  Comm. and Mrs. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Gaither, Tractor Supply and Animal Services staff.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request Board approval to purchase a 24 foot diesel bus and surveillance cameras awarded under the FDOT 5310 Grant Award.  Total project amount $136,542.00 at 80/10/10.  Any overages will be paid out of equipment.  Bus and cameras will both be purchased from the State contract.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval to purchase a 24 foot diesel bus and surveillance cameras awarded under the FDOT 5310 Grant Award.  The total project amount will be $136,542.00 using the State contract at 80/10/10.  The local match amount is $13,654.00.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of a 24 foot diesel bus and surveillance cameras as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request Board approval of Service Agreement to provide transportation to Nature Coast Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year.  The agreement has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the Service Agreement with Nature Coast Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

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

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon, Director

Request funds to purchase a Gravely mower for the parks; $6,629.22 from Lane’s Yardware.

 

Mr. Weldon requested Board approval to purchase a mower for the Parks Department.  The bids received are as follows:

 

Lane’s Yardware                                Gravely Pro Turn 152                         $6,629.22

Lane’s Yardware                                Gravely Pro Turn 148                         $6,640.00

Tri-County Rentals & Sales                Dixie Chopper-27 HP                         $7,249.00

Tri-County Rentals & Sales                Dixie Chopper-22 HP                         $5,849.00

Suwannee River Kubota                     Gravely Pro Turn 152                         $6,629.22

Suwannee River Kubota                     Kubota 48” Diesel Zero Turn             $9,200.00

Suwannee River Kubota                     Kubota            48” Gas Zero Turn                 $6,799.00

 

 

Mr. Weldon pointed out while Lane’s Yardware and Suwannee River Kubota each have a mower for the same price, Lane’s Yardware offers better service.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a Gravely mower from Lane’s Yardware utilizing the State Contract price of $6,629.22.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  1. Request a motion to approve State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Funding Certificate to be submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Funding Certificate to be submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the SHIP Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Funding Certificate as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for the Subordination Agreement for Gregory and Maggie Allen SHIP Rehabilitation Case Rehab #169.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Subordination Agreement for Gregory and Maggie Allen SHIP Rehabilitation Case Rehab #169.

 

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

 

  1. Request approval for a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Amos Henderson, PA #520.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Amos Henderson, PA #520.

 

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

 

  1. Request approval for a Satisfaction of Mortgage and Amendment to Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tanner C. and Cressila L. McDaniel, PA #518 for an existing unit in Williston, FL 32696.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval for a Satisfaction of Mortgage and Amendment to Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tanner C. and Cressila L. McDaniel, PA #518.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage and Amendment to Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tanner C. and Cressila L. McDaniel, PA #518 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request to ratify signature of Chairman and approve Modification #5 to Agreement with Department of Economic Development (DEO) for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant to extend period of grant to December 31, 2014.

 

Ms. Neely requested the Board ratify the Chairman’s signature and approve Modification #5 to the Agreement with the DEO for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant extending the grant period to December 31, 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Modification #5 to the Agreement with the DEO and ratify the Chairman’s signature as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Requesting Board approval to purchase four (4) new LUCAS Chest Compression Systems at a total cost of $52,165.13.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase four (4) new LUCAS Chest Compression Systems at a total cost of $52,165.13.  The purchase will be made by utilizing the EMS 75/25 matching grant from the Florida Department of Health along with funds from the EMS Capital Equipment budget.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the purchase of four (4) new LUCAS Chest Compression Systems pending review by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval of Consulting Engineering Contract between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Mills Engineering Company for the years 2014-2015. – TABLE –

 

Mr. Greenlee reported to the Board of the request for a road study at the SR 129 and CR 346A intersection by the Florida DOT stating there would be no lighted devices placed at this intersection at this time but they will be moving the stop signs and re-painting the lines nearing the intersection.

Mr. Greenlee also reported to the Board the situation has been resolved in Bronson Heights at 101st Court.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Tammy Jones informed everyone early voting is coming up and absentee ballots will be going out in the mail soon.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson thanked everyone who had participated in the recent CHS Cheerleading cake auction fundraiser.

 

Comm. Joyner complemented the Animal Services Department for their work with the Animal Adoption event held recently.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston Church of God would be holding a BBQ Cook-off on August 16th.

 

Comm. Meeks commended the Ag. Extension office staff and volunteers for their work with the 4-H day camps.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:40 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 10:06 A.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

 

CEDAR KEY OYSTERMEN’S ASSOCIATION – (CONTINUED)

 

Jeanine Beckham spoke to the Board giving further information regarding the situation the Cedar Key Oyster Farmer’s are dealing with since the gulf oil spill and the efforts made seeking funding sources for essential oyster fishery management programs.  Mrs. Beckham also spoke of the scholarship opportunities for students as a result of the oyster industry in Cedar Key.

 

Leslie Sturmer also spoke to the Board supporting the Cedar Key Oystermen’s Association’s efforts to acquire state funding sources for oyster fishery management programs.

 

Sheila Rees spoke to the Board providing a proposed budget calculated at the rolled back rate of 8.2741.  A tentative millage rage would need to be set by August 4th, which is the day before the next Regular Board Meeting.

 

The Elected Officials who spoke to the Board were:

Levy County Sheriff, Robert McCallum

Levy County Supervisor of Elections, Supervisor

Levy County Property Appraiser, Osborn Barker

Levy County Clerk of Court represented by Sheila Rees

 

Outside agencies receiving funding from the Board of County Commissioners who spoke were:

Central Florida Community Action Agency, Charles Harris, Jr., CEO

Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, Betty Walker, Executive Director

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Margarita Labarta, PhD, President/CEO

Nature Coast Business Development, David Pieklik, Director

 

The Fire Departments with representatives who spoke to the Board were:

Cedar Key Fire Department, Chief Robert Robinson

Williston Fire Department, Chief Lamar Stegall

Fanning Springs Fire Department, Chief Ronnie McQueen

Chiefland Fire Department, Chief James Harris and City Commissioner Teresa Barron

Bronson Fire Department, Kelly Brettell

Inglis Fire Department, Chief John MacDonald

 

The County Departments with representative who spoke to the Board were:

Emergency Management, Mark Johnson

Animal Services, David Weatherford

Veterans Services, Robert Lowyns

Parks and Recreation/Mosquito Control, Matt Weldon

Library, Lisa Brasher

Ag. Department, Albert Fuller

Tourism Development, Carol McQueen

Building & Zoning, Bill Hammond

Public Safety, David Knowles

 

The Commissioners agreed to have a Budget Workshop immediately following the next Regular Board Meeting to discuss the Fire Department Budget requests.

 

The meeting recessed at 1:06 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:14 P.M.

 

Water Utilities, presented by Sheila Rees and discussed by Commissioners

County Attorney, Anne Bast Brown

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to set the Tentative Millage Rate at the rolled-back rate of 8.2741.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The Commissioners reviewed the Fire Departments funding requests and discussed how much, if any additional amounts could be granted in addition to their contract amounts.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:14 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – February 18,2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

114513-114674

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

70,588.78

ROAD

69,935.63

SHIP

20,855.91

PAL LIBRARY

40,235.33

TRANSPORTATION

5,097.62

COURT FACILITIES

44.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

691.10

EMS

29,421.23

FIRE

29,412.73

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

6,379.78

UTILITIES

95.37

DRUG TASK FORCE

2,570.00

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

DEBT SERVICE

58,123.75

CAPITAL PROJECTS

36,148.29

LANDFILL

5,407.96

TOTAL   $    375,585.82

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on February 4, 2014 were presented for Board approval.  – TABLED –

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Felicia Serafino spoke to the Board regarding Dana Fields giving directions to the Living Waters Life Center using 63rd Lane as their main access road.  This is an easement which is privately owned and maintained.  The approved right of way, SE 123rd Terrace had been improved by the Road Department.  Ms. Serafino requested assistance from the Board to prevent 63rd Lane from being used as the access road for those going to the church.

 

Atty. Brown advised Ms. Serafino this is not something the Board can enforce and encouraged her to consult with an Attorney regarding legal rights and action which could be taken.

 

Comm. Bell encouraged Ms. Serafino to speak with the Clerks in the Civil Department of the Clerk’s Office for further assistance.

 

Diana Child spoke on behalf of the Tri-County Community Resources, which is a group of organizations helping people in need.  She informed the Board they are in the process of establishing a Community Resource Center in Chiefland which will serve the citizens of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie County.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Request approval to adopt Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue beginning at the South right-of-way boundary of SE 78th Street (a/k/a Hunters Run) and continuing approximately 700 feet Southward to its terminus at the Southern boundary of the Fox Grove Farms Subdivision, as requested by petitioners, Lon and Nancy Borolla

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for against the petition as stated.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-02 approving the petition to vacate, abandon and close a portion of SE 118th Avenue as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing

Request approval and Chair signature on amendment to the Smart 911 Services Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature on the Smart 911 Services Agreement Amendment.  The amendment reflects a change in the final three (3) years of the Agreement from $5,000 per year to $3,000 per year.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Smart 911 Services Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

KEVIN LAW

 

Request permit fees to be waived or reduced for mobile home already permitted.

 

Mr. Law stated a mobile home has been on his property for over 10 years and all fees were originally paid.  He has now decided to move in and has been made aware of permitting fees totaling $2,713.55 which must be paid.  He asked if the fees could be waived or reduced.

 

Mr. Hammond and Comm. Bell explained the situation of the original fees collected and what they covered.  Comm. Bell stated the Board cannot waive or lower the fees.

 

 

 PREBLE-RISH, INC.

 

Alan Wise, Senior Project Manager

Discussion of Waccasassa Channel Markers findings and presenting options for the next steps.

 

Mr. Wise of Preble-Rish, Inc. presented Waccasassa Channel Markers findings and options for the next steps to the Board.  He stated there was a grant which could be applied for through FWC called the Florida Boating Improvement Program.  This is a 75% local match grant.  It could be used for the expense of replacing the channel markers.

In the past, they have successfully been able to use local boating improvement funds which are collected from vessel registrations.  These funds can be applied as a match for the grant.  Mr. Wise requested:

 

  1. Permission to move forward with the grant application process.
  2. Replace channel markers which are missing or
  3. Re-establish and place all channel markers accurately, which will include a notice to mariners

 

 

An estimated cost to only remove and replace the 13 missing or damaged channel markers would be $40,000.  The estimated cost to re-establish and place all 25 channel markers correctly would be $55,000.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to give authority to Preble-Rish, Inc. to submit a grant application with the review of Atty. Brown and Mr. Moody through the FWC called the Florida Boating Improvement Program and to use the county’s local boating improvement funds; authorize Preble-Rish, Inc. to re-establish and place the 25 channel markers in the proper location as requested.   Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

  1. Request County Commission’s consideration of a motion accepting a proposal by GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc. to provide construction documents related to subsurface remedial measures (i.e. excavate and replace soils) and construction of a modified drain field and septic tank system located at 11811 SE 197th Place to include preparation of a survey and a legal description of the encroachment of the project into the existing County Row.  This motion should be contingent on written approval by FDEO.

 

  1. Request the County Commission’s consideration of a motion accepting a proposal by GSE Engineering and Consulting, Inc. to provide construction documents to perform construction monitoring for the drain field installation program.  This motion should be contingent on written approval by FDEO.

 

Mr. Vanzant reported to the Board the results of required field tests and modeling processes done by GSE at the Tarafa site.  The report indicated a non-mound drain-field system with a minimum 1,400 square foot area should adequately accept and process household flow.  Mr. Vanzant requested Board acceptance of a proposal by GSE to provide construction documents related to subsurface remedial measures and construction of a modified drain field and septic system at the Tarafa home location.  The fee listed by GSE in the proposal is a lump sum of $3,815 and $650 per day for construction monitoring up to five (5) days.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Addendum to Agreement between Levy County and GSE Engineering & Consultants, Inc. with construction monitoring services totaling $3,815 and $650 per day up to five (5) days.  Additional days over five (5) would require approval of Mr. Moody.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval of annual assessment programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste, and EMS assessment services.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Annual Assessment Programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste and EMS assessment services as prepared by Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson.  Their professional fees are listed below:

 

Fire Protection                         $10,000

Road Maintenance                   $  8,000

Solid Waste                              $  7,500

EMS                                         $10,000

 

Total                                        $35,500

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Annual Assessment Programs for Fire Protection, Road Maintenance, Solid Waste and EMS assessment services as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to dispose of surplus property at County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval to dispose of surplus property at the County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  An updated list was given to the Commissioners for their review.  Included in the sale is a 1 acre parcel of land in Gilchrist County located near the Livestock Market and will be sold online.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the request to dispose of surplus property at a County Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Request approval for purchase of new copy machine.

 

Mr. Hammond requested Board approval of a new copy machine for the Development Department.  Listed below are the three quotes received:

 

Sharp MX-414n                                   $6,427

Toshiba 4555c                         $4,553

Ricoh MPC4503                      $5,553

 

Mr. Hammond recommended approval of the Toshiba 4555c, the lowest bid.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of a Toshiba 4555c copier for the bid amount of $4,553 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Request approval to purchase eight (8) 6000 psi air storage cylinders.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase eight (8) 6000 PSI air storage cylinders for a total cost of $10,120 from Channel Innovations Corporation to replace existing cylinders.  Mr. Knowles stated the purchase has been budgeted.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of eight (8) 6000 PSI air storage cylinders as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant for the addition of a seventh ALS transport unit that is turn-key ready.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase a high fidelity patient simulator and playback system.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH EMS 90/10 Matching Grant to purchase six (6) AED’s.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant to purchase seven (7) mechanical CPR devices.

 

  1. Request approval to submit an application for the 2014 DOH 90/10 EMS Matching Grant for the purchase of seven (7) portable ventilators.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the five (5) above listed 2014 DOH 90/10 Matching Grants.  The items to be purchased and amounts to be paid by the county are:

 

7th Transport Unit                                $21,055.50

Human Simulation Mannequin                        $10,372.00

Six (6) AED’s                                      $  1,760.00

Seven (7) Mechanical CPR Devices     $15,214.40

Seven (7) Portable Ventilators             $  5,870.00

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve items B, C, D, E, and F as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to partner with Community Safety Net.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to partner with Community Safety Net at no cost to the county.  Through this program they will receive posters and books focused on safety education to distribute to children in our community.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the request to partner with Community Safety Net as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request approval for County Deed granting former Judson voting precinct property back to original grantor and others to fulfill the reverter provisions in the original deed to the County.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of a County Deed she had prepared granting the former Judson voting precinct to E.T. Usher, Helen H. Usher and Helen H. Usher, LLC in order to fulfill the intent of the reverter clause as stated in the original Deed to the County.  The former Judson voting precinct is no longer needed by the County as a voting site.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the County Deed to E.T. Usher, Helen H. Usher and Helen H. Usher, LLC as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to waive requirements of S 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. for David Pieklik and Leslie Sturmer as members of the advisory board the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board of a situation with two (2) members of the RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, David Pieklik and Leslie Sturmer.  Both are employed by those who will be making application for the same grant funds and this creates a voting conflict for Mr. Pieklik.  Ms. Sturmer will not be affected as she is employed by a University.  There are also other applications in which their employers will be in competition creating another type of conflict which is part of the “full and faithful discharge of their duties”.   Atty. Brown requested the Board waive the requirements of s. 112.313(3) and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as they may apply to Mr. Mieklik and Ms. Sturmer in their capacities as members of the Committee.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to waive the requirements of s. 112.313 and 112.313(7), Fla. Stat. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval to adopt Opinion and Order to Deny Monument Placement Application of Williston Atheists.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board adopt the Opinion and Order to Deny the Monument Placement Application by Williston Atheists.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Opinion and Order to Deny the Monument Placement Application by Williston Atheists as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported there were several individuals from local FFA Chapters placing in the State Fair.  The Chiefland FFA held a Cake Auction this past Friday and was a great success bringing in $6,100.  The Chiefland girls basketball team will be headed to Lakeland on Wednesday to play in the State competition.

 

Comm. Joyner stated he will be giving information soon of the Morriston Baptist Church Beast Feast.

 

Comm. Meeks stated the Bronson FFA Beast Feast and cake auction will be on the evening of Friday, February 28th.  The tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  This Sunday, February 23rd will be the 4th Annual Tommy Dunford Memorial at the AmVets Post 88 in Bronson at 1:00 P.M.  Funds received from the Bar-B-Que dinners sold will go toward a scholarship fund and for improvements around Post 88.  Comm. Meeks reported of the recently attended North Florida Broadband meeting.

 

Comm. Bell

Discussion on NSP3 Project in Chiefland regarding roadwork

 

Comm. Bell stated he had spoken to Bob Williams and Betty Walker from the City of Chiefland regarding an NSP3 housing project which had been completed and is now leased.  The street leading to the area, SW 2nd Avenue is in need of repair.  The City of Chiefland is requesting Road Department assistance on paving a city street, SW 2nd Avenue. Mr. Williams informed Comm. Bell some of the NSP3 money generated from revenues could be used to pay for materials to pave the street.  An estimated cost for the project would be $7,546, and Mr. Greenlee informed Comm. Bell there is paving equipment in the area which could be moved to this location.

 

Kevin Gay of the City of Chiefland offered any assistance which could be utilized as they have some equipment which could be used to complete the paving project.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to have Atty. Brown begin the process of documentation required in order for the Road Department to move equipment for paving of SW 2nd Avenue in Chiefland.

 

 

Reminder:  Informational Meeting regarding Community Rating System Classification Numbers at Levy County Emergency Operations Center at 1:00 P.M.

 

Renate Cannon questioned what the Community Ratings System Classification Numbers mean?

 

An explanation was given by Bill Hammond, Building Department Director.

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:33 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – February 4, 2014

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 4, 2014

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse with the following Commissioners present:

 

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

114342-114512

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

506,132.99

ROAD

106,351.02

SHIP

26,283.87

PAL LIBRARY

16,742.81

TRANSPORTATION

8,153.05

COURT FACILITIES

1,329.95

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,712.43

EMS

28,289.18

FIRE

130,668.52

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,995.73

CDBG

1.32

UTILITIES

210.92

COMMUNICATION

15,923.34

ADD COURT COSTS

1,259.29

CAPITAL PROJECTS

10,864.55

LANDFILL

31,578.71

TOTAL   $    889,497.68

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on January 21, 2014 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on January 21, 2014 with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Development Department

Bill Hammond, Building Director

 

Swearing in of audience members wishing to speak for or against the items listed below was administered by Atty. Brown.

 

A. SE 3-13:  Melba Tillis, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow a Private Family Cemetery.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner for SE 3-13.

Comm. Johnson and Comm. Joyner stated they had ex-parte communication with the petitioner for SE 3-13.

 

Mr. Hammond presented the staff report to the Board regarding SE 3-13, a petition by Melba Tillis for a Special Exception to allow a Private Family Cemetery.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against Petition SE 3-13.  There were none.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to adopt Order to Approve SE 3-13, a Special Exception to allow a Private Family Cemetery as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  SEA 1-13:  Joseph Florentine, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception Amendment to SE 1-06, to allow an additional 16 RV spaces to Cedar Key RV Resort Phase 2.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner for SEA 1-13.

Comm. Joyner and Comm. Meeks stated they had ex-parte communication with the petitioner for SEA 1-13.

 

Mr. Hammond presented the staff report to the Board regarding SEA 1-13.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against Petition SEA 1-13.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt Order to Approve SEA 1-13, a Special Exception Amendment to SE 1-06 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Ordinance 2014-01:  Request approval for a rezoning for a rezoning for David G. Myler, Blue Grotto Property LLC.  Rezoning two acres more or less located in Williston Highlands Subdivisions from Moderately Intensive Commercial (C-3) to Single-Family Residential Rural.

 

Mr. Hammond presented the staff report to the Board regarding the request for rezoning by David G. Myler, Blue Grotto Property, LLC.

 

Atty. Brown read the title of Ordinance 2014-01 into the record.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the applicant.

Comm. Meeks stated he had visited the site.

 

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

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to adopt Order to Approve Ordinance 2014-01 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.  CU 1-13:  Ken Schwiebert, Devil’s Den, LC, petitioning the Board for a Conditional Use Permit to allow Outdoor Commercial Recreation.

 

Comm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication with the petitioner.

Comm. Stevens stated he had ex-parte communication regarding the application.

 

Mr. Hammond presented the staff report to the Board regarding CU 1-13, a Conditional Use Permit application.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against CU 1-13.  There were none.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to adopt Order to Approve CU 1-13, a Conditional Use Permit application.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

Present quote to replace culvert in Lake Johnson Estates.

 

Casey Duquette, on behalf of Mr. Greenlee presented the estimated cost to replace a 48” x 30’ culvert in Lake Johnson Estates to alleviate potential flooding.  The estimated cost to replace the culvert will be $3,192.66, including labor.

 

Comm. Bell stated the Board is waiting on information from the Town of Bronson regarding this item and will make a decision at a later date.

 

Non-Agenda Item

Mr. Duquette requested Board approval to present a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Duquette presented a quote received from EJM Road Products for road stabilization of LCR 119 in the amount of $76,000 for one mile of stabilization.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated the road could be paved with asphalt for less than this amount.

 

No action was taken by the Board.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL

 

Andy Andrews, Publisher

Request approval for the Levy County Journal to be recognized by the Board as the official paper of record for Levy County.

 

Mr. Andrews asked the Board to withdraw his Agenda item from this Board meeting and reschedule at a later date.

 

Tom TenBroeck, General Manager of the Chiefland Citizen spoke to the Board stating he is prepared to present any information they may need today, but is also willing to come back at a later date if the Board decides to hear the item later.

 

Comm. Bell responded the item will be rescheduled for a later date.

 

 

WILLISTON ATHEISTS

 

C. Ray Sparrow, Organizer

Request Board approval for Monument Placement.

 

Mr. Sparrow, speaking for the Williston Atheists group presented for Board approval a request to place a monument in the area between the courthouse and the State Attorney/Public Defender Building.

 

Comm. Bell pointed out several items from the staff report regarding this request which did not comply with the County’s Monument Placement Guidelines.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the item presented.  Those who spoke are listed below:

 

For                                                      Against

Ray Sparrow                                        Gordon Keller

Frances Porgal                                     Anneliese Fleming

Sylvia McCullar

Sam Norris

Jack Schofield

Frank Schuler

Robert Jordan

 

Comm. Bell closed the floor to public comments.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to deny the monument application as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mr. Moody stated the monument placement guidelines are available online at levycounty.org and the staff report will be available in the Commissioners’ office.

The meeting recessed at 9:58 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:13 A.M.

 

 

JORDAN AND ASSOCIATES

 

Ronald Vanzant, President

A.  Request Board consideration of a motion to afford Robert and Deborah Tarafa, residences of 11811 SE 197th Place, Dunnellon, FL, rights to access and utilize County owned right of way for purpose of installing a non-mound drain-field system.

 

Mr. Vanzant provided information concerning the results of the required field tests and modeling processes done by GSE Engineering & Consulting, Inc.  GSE Engineering provided two potential drainfield solutions:

 

  1. Non-mounded system
  2. Vertical drain system

 

After speaking with Tommy McQueen at the Health Department, Mr. Vanzant stated option 2 would not be possible.  The non-mounded system of about 1,400 sq. ft. is recommended.  This option would require an easement of the county roadway to the property owners.

 

Atty. Brown stated she could have the easement documents for the Board at the next meeting.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to grant the property owners, Robert and Deborah Tarafa, access to the county’s right-of-way in order to complete the drainfield as recommended by GSE Engineering.   Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Request Board consideration of a motion to allow Jordan and Associates the ability to move forward with the procurement process in accordance with the County’s CDBG Purchasing Policy and adopted Housing Assistance Plan for Client #LC-02, Robert and Deborah Tarafa.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to amend the existing agreement authorizing GSE Engineering to design plans for a non-mounded drainfield system.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown stated she could have the easement documents for the Board at the next meeting and upon receiving the scope of work will draft the amendment to the agreement with GSG Engineering.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

A.  Presenting Value Adjustment Board Member List for the 2013-2014 Value Adjustment Board and to include Commissioner John Meeks as an alternate.

 

Mr. Shipp stated for information purposes the VAB members for 2013-2014:

 

Ron Stevens – VAB Attorney

Ryan Bell – VAB Chairman

Mike Joyner – Member

John Meeks – Alternate Member

Shipper Henderson – Homestead Representative

Robert Philpot – School Board Representative

Chris Cowart – Alternate School Board Representative

Natalie Thomas – School Board Business Representative

 

A Co-Chairman will be selected at the next VAB meeting and this information will be reported to the Board.

 

B.  Discuss the need to select new members for the 2014 Value Adjustment Board year at the February 18, 2014 regular Board Meeting.

 

Atty. Brown spoke to the Board regarding a proposal before the Legislature which would create a new position, State appointed by the DOR.  This would be a magistrate sitting in on VAB meetings.  A special magistrate would also be created and is required at all VAB meetings.  The county would be responsible to pay these individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.  Request approval to donate dump truck to the Town of Bronson.

 

Mr. Moody stated the Town of Bronson has requested donation of a flat bed truck with the ability to dump in exchange for a City garbage truck which they were going to sell at the auction.  The Road Department will convert the garbage truck into a fifth-wheel truck to haul an equipment trailer.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to allow the exchange of a County owned flat bed truck for a City owned garbage truck as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Announce County auction Saturday, March 1, 2014, gates open at 8:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Moody stated the County auction has been scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Levy County Road Department.  The gates will open at 8:00 A.M. and the auction will begin at 9:00 A.M.  The items to be auctioned can be viewed on Friday, February 28th with an accompanying Road Department employee.  There will be items from the Sheriff’s Department and the Town of Bronson as well as County items for sale.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

Request approval of Amendment #6 for Medicaid funding being reduced by $39,029.00 for current contract, effects May and June.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of Amendment #6 for Medicaid funding which is being reduced by $39,029 for the current contract.  This affects May and June.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Amendment #6 for Medicaid funding as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval to appoint David Kendall to the PAL Board for the period of two years.

 

Ms. Brasher requested the Board appoint David Kendall to the PAL Board for two years (December, 2013 – December, 2015).

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint David Kendall to the PAL Board for two years as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval to advertise an “Invitation to Bid” for the Inglis Tower Site-Communication Shelter Replacement.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to advertise an “Invitation to Bid” for the Inglis Tower Site-Communication Shelter Replacement.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion allowing an “Invitation to Bid” to be advertised as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.  Request approval and Chair signature for the 2013-2014 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance.  The grant is in the amount of $90,909.00

 

 

 

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval with the Chairman’s signature for the 2013-2014 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance in the amount of $90,909.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the 2013-2014 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.  Request permission to purchase one ton truck for Recycling, a Caterpillar Generator for Transfer Station, and a Hydraulic Baler for Recycling Building.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to purchase a one ton truck for Recycling.  He stated he had obtained price quotes from White Ford in Chiefland in the amount of $33,620, and Alan Jay in Sarasota, which is the State Contract price of $33,889.  The modification of the bed of the truck will be done by Shep’s Welding in Chiefland and the price is included in the White Ford total.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a one ton truck from White Ford in the amount of $33,620 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Shipp pointed out the Board has a policy in place requiring three (3) sealed bids for items costing over $10,000 and requested this information from Mr. Jerrels.  The bid information would also be required when the Purchase Order is submitted to Finance.

Mr. Jerrels stated he would provide quote information as requested.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to purchase a Caterpillar generator on State Contract in the amount of $49,020.

 

Atty. Brown stated the Board adopted a purchasing policy by motion and vote, not by Ordinance or Resolution.  Only a motion and vote would be required to change the policy for any particular purchase.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the purchase of a Caterpillar generator in the amount of $49,020 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Hydraulic Baler for Recycling Building – TABLED –

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Discussion and direction on response from County Attorney to Board of County Commissioners’ questions regarding uses at Big Dock.

 

Atty. Brown provided information which she had researched in regard to Commissioners questions of whether there were any allowable income generating uses for the County at the Big Dock in Cedar Key.  She also provided information on the possibility of a floating dock.  In order to use the Big Dock to generate income, there would need to be a new State Submerged Lands Lease which the County would apply for.  Also, depending on what funds are taken in, the State may take a portion.  If all the income taken in is used strictly for upkeep of the dock, this should prevent the State taking any of it.

 

Comm. Bell spoke regarding a floating dock.

 

The Board agreed by consensus to move forward by having the Parks Department contact the County Engineer for information on the possibility of building a floating dock.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported the Education Foundation Gala was a huge success with record attendance.

The Stop Hunger Fundraising Auction held at the Methodist Church in Chiefland was also a success.

There will be a cake auction on February 14th at 6:00 P.M. at Chiefland FFA.

Also, on February 28th there will be a cake auction and Beast Feast sponsored by Bronson High School FFA held at the Bronson First Baptist Church.

 

Comm. Joyner announced there will be a PRCA Rodeo this Friday and Saturday night in Williston at the Horsemen’s Park.

 

Comm. Meeks announced the North Florida Broadband will meet on Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00 A.M at the City Hall in Lake City.

 

Comm. Bell announced there will be a RESTORE Act meeting next Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. in the Board Meeting Room.

 

 

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

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                                ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC-Regular Meeting December 3, 1996

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

December 3, 1996

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 3, 1996 at 9:00 a.m. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Wilbur Dean

Vice Chairman Sammy Yearty

Comm. Don Foley

Comm. Don Lindsey

Comm. Frank Davis

 

 

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney Gregory V. Beauchamp

Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy

Administrative Assistant William C. Cobb

 

 

 

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.. The invocation was given by Douglas McKoy followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Comm. Yearty moved to accept the minutes from the Special Board Meeting on September 30, 1996, Regular Board meetings on October 22, 1996 and November 19, 1996. Comm. Lindsey seconded and the MOTION CARRIED.

 

Comm. Yearty moved to approve payment of bills presented. Comm. Lindsey seconded

MOTION CARRIED.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

The following expenditures were presented for payment.

 

FUND AMOUNT

CHECK NUMBERS: 5729-5863

 

 

 

GENERAL FUND

$541,225.52

 

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

22,005.40

 

FINE & FORFEITURE FUND

2,576.88

 

LANDFILL & RECYCLING

2,507.34

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND                

2,609.16

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

4,577.74

 

ST GRANT-JUVENILE JUSTICE

651.33

 

TOTAL

$576,153.37

 

 

 

ZONING/AMENDMENT

 

Jane Snavely advised the Board that the Small Scale Plan Amendment #96-2, for the King property adjacent to Highway 19/98 had received two (2) challenges. She advised the Board that there was no need for her to be on the agenda today, however, she appeared in order to bring the Board up to date on the status of the amendment.

 

 

 

AQUACULTURE

 

Leslie Sturmer, UF Aquaculture Extension Agent, made a presentation on a Community Land-based Nursery Facility for Hard Clam Aquaculture. She requested the support of the Board on a grant application for funds to construct the facility. The City of Cedar Key and the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service are preparing a grant to apply for funding through an aquaculture grant program administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. Comm. Lindsey moved to support the proposal with no liability to Levy County. Comm. Davis seconded. After brief discussion the MOTION FAILED with Comm. Foley, Comm. Yearty and Comm. Dean voting Nay.

 

 

 

LANDFILL/PERSONNEL

 

Sarah Miller, a former landfill employee spoke concerning an article in the Chiefland Citizen. She continued to express her concern that her termination from the landfill for light duty work was a result of supervisory inefficiencies. Mrs. Miller made further statements declaring that the landfill was not in compliance with state regulations.

 

Mr. Wayne Hardee, Landfill Supervisor, addressed the Board in response, stating that the landfill is in compliance. “The State would notify the county immediately if proper guidelines were not being followed,” Mr. Hardee said. No further action was taken.

 

 

 

ROADS DEPARTMENT/EQUIPMENT

 

Board Secretary Heather Alexander opened bids as advertised at 10:12a.m. for an equipment trailer. There were four (4) bids received.

 

Liddell Trailer $27,352.00

 

Falcon Power $24,000.00

 

Highland Tractor $25,200.00

 

Ring Power Corp. $34,491.00

 

A committee of Comm. Foley, Skip Hammell, Kelly Jerrells and Billy Cobb were appointed to review the bids. The committee later returned and recommended the apparent low bid from Falcon Power. Comm. Yearty moved to accept the recommendation of the committee. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

ZONING

 

Mr. Rob Corbitt, Building and Zoning Supervisor, presented a petition for one (1) hardship variance as follows: A letter of opposition was received by mail.

 

Petition No. VA-00343 – Richard Stone, petitioning the Board for a Hardship Variance to allow a second dwelling in order to care for his mother (Loraine Stone), on a parcel of land located in all of Lot 2, Block H, US 19 No. 1 Addition, in Section 15, Township 11S, Range 14E, in Levy County. Said Parcel contains 1.5 acres more or less and is located within a Commercial (C-3) zone. 7152 NW 138th Place.

 

Mrs. Lou Bradshaw advised the Board that she lived adjacent to this property and had been denied a similar petition in the past. Mrs. Bradshaw stated that she supported the petition and asked for similar consideration if she ever petitioned for a variance again.

 

Comm. Lindsey moved to allow the hardship variance. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

PROPERTY APPRAISER

 

Property Appraiser, Francis Akins, requested that the monies received from the sales of copies of maps and land ownership atlas be returned to the Property Appraiser’s General Operating Account. The amount tendered was $19,283.00 for the 1995-1996 fiscal year. Comm. Yearty moved to return the monies. Comm. Davis seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Clerk of Court Douglas McKoy inquired of Mr. Akins as to whether he had made the necessary request to the Department of Revenue to amend his budget. Mr. Akins replied that he would make the request subsequent to Board approval of the return of funds.

 

 

 

ROAD CLOSURE

 

County Attorney Greg Beauchamp read the resolution for closure of the following road:

 

That certain portion of Easy Boulevard lying between Blocks 8 & 9: and,That certain portion of Beech Avenue lying between Blocks 9 & 10:All as shown on the plat of Refile of Unit 1, Bronson Heights, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of the Levy County, Florida Public Records. Said lands situate, lying and being in Levy County, Florida.

 

There were no objections presented before the Board. Comm. Lindsey moved to accept the resolution. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

PLANNING & ZONING

 

Mr. Herb Heesch, Planning Consultant, reported to the Board that he had two (2) status reports with zoning issues to make to the Board and that he would be requesting Board action. Mr. Heesch advised that the Planning Commission had met several times on the Evaluation and Appraisal report and would continue to meet through the end of this month. Mr. Heesch reported that he and the Commission had reviewed the first and second parts of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) informal comments and he has held discussions with DCA concerning the comments. Mr. Heesch reported that DCA wants to add additional items to the report and he and the Commission were in the process of collecting this information.

 

Mr. Heesch also advised that the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is continuing to review the 96-2 Plan Amendments, including the Loyann Mann application. Mr. Heesch said that it would probably be necessary to hold a workshop meeting with DCA on these applications.

 

Mr. Heesch stated that in view of the evaluation and appraisal report and the plan amendments that a special meeting needed to be called for the end of December to adopt two (2) ordinances: (1) To adopt the Evaluation and Appraisal report, (2) To adopt the various plan amendments. Mr. Heesch asked Chairman Wilbur Dean to call for a special meeting. Chairman Dean called for a special meeting as requested to be held on December 31, 1996 at 9:00 a.m. for consideration of adoption of the two (2) ordinances as specified. Chairman Dean asked County Attorney Gregory V. Beauchamp to be responsible for advertising for the adoption of the ordinances.

 

 

 

ROADS/MAINTENANCE

 

Mr. Skip Hammell presented three (3) requests for road maintenance on a one (1) time basis:

 

NE 80th Street between NE 122nd Court and NE 125th Avenue in University Estates, 25′ dedicated right-of-way, 1/4 mile long, 6 loads of rock. Comm. Yearty moved to authorize the repair. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

NE 113th Avenue in University Estates, 50′ dedicated right-of-way, 10 loads of rock and grade. Comm. Yearty moved to authorize as requested. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

SE 58th Place in Whispering Pines, Unit 2, 50′ dedicated right-of-way, 4/10 mile long, 4 loads of rock. Comm. Yearty moved to approve as requested. Comm. Davis seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

LANDFILL

 

Mr. Wayne Hardee reported that David Weatherford and Almarie Mitchem have successfully completed the Landfill Operator Short Course and received a passing score and are now certified as State Certified Landfill Operator. Almarie Mitchem will be working at the scale house fulfilling another upgrade requirement at the landfill. Mr. Hardee recommends an increase in pay of $ .24 per hour for the employees as a result of completing the certification requirements in accordance with the October 21, 1986 policy approved by the Board. Comm. Yearty moved to accept the recommendation. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SHERIFF/COMPUTERS

 

Major Robert McCallum requested an additional amount of $50,000.00 to be added to the normal December budget draw for the Sheriff’s Department for payment of the emergency upgrading to the computer system. Comm. Yearty moved to accept the request. Comm. Lindsey.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SHIP

 

County Attorney Greg Beauchamp reported that Ship Director Carol McQueen had received a request from Department of Transportation (DOT) for a partial release on the lien held on a portion of land owned by Juan O. and Tawnya Rodriguez in the Official Records Book 559, Page 278, mortgaged to Levy County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida. Mr. Beauchamp said the property has been condemned for the widening of US 27. Comm. Yearty moved to sign the partial release. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

County Attorney Greg Beauchamp advised that a public hearing is required for a special act relating to Rainbow Lakes Estates municipal services to be considered by the Legislature this year. Mr. Billy Cobb and Attorney Beauchamp will meet with Marion County officials and then arrange a hearing on the proposed special act.

 

Mr. Beauchamp briefly followed up on the objections received on the Small Scale Plan amendment #96-2. A hearing will be required and the Honorable Donald R. Alexander has been appointed Administrative Law Judge.

 

 

 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

 

Mr. Beauchamp reported that the documents necessary to satisfy the liens created by the 1986-1989 Special Assessments are almost completed. Mr. Beauchamp stated that the resolution with an attached exhibit identifying each individual parcel of land will have to be recorded in the Public Records. Mr. Beauchamp stated that Tax Collector, Donald Richburg, had assisted by providing the detailed information concerning the liens which remained on record. Mr. Beauchamp said that all documents should be prepared and ready for approval at the next regular meeting of the Board.

 

Comm. Yearty requested clarification regarding the discount for payment of tax bills since the notices were being sent out late. Mr. Beauchamp indicated that discounts would still be available, noting that the tax notices were sent out late due to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) hearings.

 

 

 

SPECIAL APPOINTMENT PUBLIC DEFENDER

 

Attorney Beauchamp advised the Board that he had requested and attended a hearing before the Honorable Joseph E. Smith, Levy County Judge, for a number of cases in which David Hallman, Esquire, had been appointed as Special Public Defender. Mr. Beauchamp further reported that Mr. Hallman had reached a settlement agreement with the Court providing for a slight reduction in the fees as originally requested. Mr. Beauchamp stated that Mr. Hallman had provided a letter to all Board members and to the Finance Department for the settlement amounts and requesting payment during this month.

 

 

 

FORESTRY

 

Tom Toland, Levy County Forester submitted his Annual Report for Division of Forestry’s Cooperative Forestry Assistance Program. Mr. Toland has replaced Mr. Todd Knapp as County Forester.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

 

Wilbur Dean, Board Chairman

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Douglas M. McKoy, Clerk of Court

BOCC-Regular Meeting Nov. 5, 1996

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

November 5, 1996

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 5, 1996 at 9:00 a.m. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Wilbur Dean

Vice Chairman Sammy Yearty

Comm. Don Foley

Comm. Don Lindsey

Comm. Elmer Smith

 

 

 

Also present were:

 

County Attorney Gregory V. Beauchamp

Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy

Administrative Assistant William C. Cobb

 

 

 

The Chairman Wilbur Dean called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.. Chairman Dean gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

A motion was made by Comm. Smith, seconded by Comm. Foley to pay bills as presented. The following expenditures were presented for payment.

 

FUND                                                              AMOUNT

CHECK NUMBERS: 5235-5422

 

 

 

 GENERAL FUND

$637,280.31

 

 

 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

49,979.11

 

 

 LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE

12,000.00

 

 

 FINE & FORFEITURE FUND

18,107.46

 

 

 EMERGENCY 911

847.25

 

 

 ROAD & BRIDGE SPECIAL CONS.

2,951.54

 

 

 LANDFILL & RECYCLING

17,314.80

 

 

 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND

2,541.66

 

 

 COURT FACILITIES FUND

528.15

 

 

 FLORIDA POWER GRANT FUND

686.58

 

 

 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

8,614.21

 

 

 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION

1,865.78

 

 

 LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRUST

60.02

 

 

 FIRE CONTROL FUND

8,367.89

 

 

 CDBG GRANT

1,182.94

 

 

 INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMUNITY         284.83

 

 

 

 ADD REV BOND DEBT SERVICE

3,357.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        TOTAL

$765.969.61

 

 

 

PERSONNEL

 

Former Landfill employee Sarah Miller reported to the Board that she had not received written notification requested at the previous meeting from Mr. Wayne Hardee, Landfill Supervisor, giving the reasons why she was taken off of light duty work at the landfill and placed on leave. Attorney Gregory Beauchamp responded to Mrs. Miller that the delay was due in part by the time spent in Value Adjustment Board (VAB) hearings during the previous two (2) weeks. Mr. Beauchamp further stated that it was his understanding that she had received written notification this date. Mrs. Miller replied that she had received the letter but it did not respond to her question sufficiently. Mr. Beauchamp replied that the County’s position was that she was taken off of light duty by in response to decisions made by a on going Worker’s Comp. claim. Mrs. Miller reiterated her request for a more definite explanation of the reasons why she was taken off light duty and further stated that if response was not received that she would appear at the next Board meeting and give the real reason why she was taken off of light duty.

 

CITIZEN INPUT

 

Mike Sullo was recognized and wished Comm. Smith well on his elected retirement.

 

Mr. Sullo distributed a written request dated November 5, 1996 to the County Commissioners requesting a written response as to their job descriptions and responsibilities. Chairman Dean responded he would not respond in writing but would make available to Mr. Sullo the manual which covers this information. Comm. Smith advised that if he could find it, he would give Mr. Sullo his copy. Comm. Foley inquired if Mr. Sullo during his research locate what a County Commissioner’s responsibilities and duties were? Mr. Sullo responded yes, but he wants a response from the Commissioner’s on their interpretations.

 

Mr. Sullo distributed a letter from the Alliance of Concerned Citizens dated November 5, 1996 to the County Commission for them to request a letter from the Sheriff of Levy County to contact the FDLE and have them investigate the death of the inmate Mr. Richardson. Chairman Dean advised that if a copy of the letter was in the County Commissioners records a copy could obtained. Comm. Smith responded that the Sheriff is an elected official by the citizens of Levy County and would do his job as the citizens expected. He did not believe that the County Commissioners should tell him how to run the jail. It was understood that there was an on going investigation at this time.

 

Mr. Sullo distributed a letter dated November 5, 1996 requesting that Douglas M. McKoy be terminated as Director of the SHIP program, alleging that the Director does not have the qualifications for the position. Chairman Dean responded that Mr. Sullo’s allegations were politically motivated and gave no further consideration to the matter.

 

ROADS/BIDS

 

Mr. Skip Hammell – Bid Opening Road Department at 10:00 a.m.

 

Bids were received for two (2) dump trucks. They were from Jacksonville Mack Sales & Service and Tampa Mack Sales.

 

Jacksonville Mack Sales & Service $82,386.27 per truck

 

Tampa Mack Sales $82,000.00 per truck

 

Chairman Dean appointed a committee of Skip Hammell, Kelly Jerrels, Jimmy Jerrels and Comm. Foley to review the bids. Comm. Yearty moved to accept apparent low bid from Tampa Mack Sales pending committee’s finding that the bid meets all specifications. Comm. Smith seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Bids received for two (2) lowboy trailers from Falcon Power and Ring Power.

 

Falcon Power $23,347.50 per trailer

 

Ring Power $31,792.00 per trailer

 

Comm. Yearty moved to accept apparent low bid of Falcon Power, pending the committee’s findings that bid specifications are met. Comm. Smith seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

The same committee will review the lowboy trailers as the dump trucks.

 

 

 

ZONING

 

Mr. Rob Corbitt presented the following petition:

 

1. Petition # VA 00342——- Joan Shallue to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her mother, on a parcel of land located in Small Farms Unit 2, Tract 6, in Section 30, Township 14S, Range 19E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 10 acres more or less and is located in a Rural Residential (RR) zone. There was no opposition. Comm. Yearty made a motion to allow the Hardship Variance. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

INSURANCE/MEDICAL

 

Mr. Skip Hammell Road Department made a point of information concerning AVMED is no longer accepting Chiefland Medical Center on their list. Commissioners advised that they had found that this was from not having a licensed MD on the staff.

 

 

 

ROADS

 

Mr. Skip Hammell requested maintenance on a one time basis as follows:

 

1: NE 10th Street in Williston Highlands Golf & Country Club Estates, 50′ dedicated r/w, 1/4 mile long, one (1) load rock spotted and graded, District 5. Comm. Smith moved to repair on a one (1) time basis. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

2: NE 110th Avenue and NE 95th Street in University Estates, 50′ deeded r/w – will require three (3) loads of rocks and grade . Comm. Smith moved to repair on a one time basis. Comm. Foley seconded. MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

INSURANCE/LIABILITY

 

Mr. Billy Cobb reported that a proposal had been received from Harrell Insurance Company for an increase in the airport liability insurance. Current premium is $1,000.00 on $500,000.00 coverage. For an additional premium of $500.00 the liability coverage can be increased to $2,000,000.00. Comm. Foley moved to increase the liability coverage for the Cedar Key Airport to $2,000,000.00 for the additional $500.00 premium. Comm. Lindsey seconded. Discussion ensued. Comm. Yearty indicated that there would be more decisions needed on the Cedar Key Airport by the end of the year. Mr. Cobb will consult with the insurance carrier for consideration of coverage in excess of $2,000,000.00.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

EMS

 

Mr. Cobb reported on the remounting and refurbishing of the ambulance for Yankeetown/Inglis. The best bid was from Columbia County BOCC for $53,074.28. Mr. Cobb requested permission from the Commissioners to proceed as the monies are in the budget from an $18,000.00 grant and other monies budgeted. Comm. Yearty moved to allow Mr. Cobb to proceed with the remounting and refurbishing of the ambulance. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE DEPT/SALARIES

 

Mr. Wayne Hardee requested a correction on an underpayment in Ron Shilts pay when he was classified as a groundwater tech. The total due Mr. Shilts is $252.51. His new hourly rate is 9.3295 per hour for this classification. Mr. McKoy said that this would have to be shown as income for this year and reflected in the 1996 W-2 form. Mr. McKoy further advised that proper documentation is to be submitted to the Payroll. Comm. Smith moved to pay the underpayment to Mr. Shilts and to amend his salary as per 9.3295 per hour. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

BUILDING AND ZONING

 

Mr. Rob Corbitt requested permission to request bids for a vehicle for Building and Zoning. The present vehicle is at Scoggin’s Chevrolet being repaired. The bid specifications will be the same as the last pickup purchased. Mr. Corbitt said that the pickup can be purchased by line item transfers in the budget and he believes his budget will be sufficient to the end of the year. Chairman Dean explained that Building and Zoning had been counting on a vehicle this year which was given to EMS instead. Comm. Lindsey moved to allow bids to be requested. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Mr. Corbitt is to review the bid specifications with Mr. Cobb.

 

 

 

ROAD/CLOSURES

 

County Attorney Greg Beauchamp made a report on a request for a road closing by Mr. Jerry Bunch. The road is located at Unit 1 Bronson Heights (Beach Avenue and Easy Blvd., Blocks 8 and 9) They have submitted a $100.00 check for the advertising of the road closure. This is schedule to be heard at the December 3, 1996 commission meeting. Mr. Skip Hammell, Commissioner Dean and Mr. Greg Beauchamp will confirm the legal description. Commissioner Yearty made a motion to adopt the resolution, second by Commissioner Smith.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

 

Board Secretary Heather Alexander said that a request had been received from Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council that Dennis Dufault be appointed to replace Elizabeth Enright as the Florida Department of Labor & Employment Security (FDLES) voting member on the coordinating board.

 

 

 

CONTRACTS

 

Ms. Alexander presented the contracts with Child Care Resources for the day care centers in Williston and Chiefland. The contract will be $1,288.00 match amounts as last year. Comm. Smith moved to accept the contract as presented. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

BOND RENEWAL/CLERK OF COURT

 

Ms. Alexander reported that the bond application for a new term of the Clerk of Court, Douglas M. McKoy needs to be renewed. Comm. Smith moved to renew the bond. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

 

County Attorney, Gregory V. Beauchamp, advised the Board that there was a Court hearing scheduled on November 6, 1996 on a Motion for Summary Judgment for the lawsuit arising out of the 1994 Value Adjustment Board hearings it will be held at the Levy County Court House before Judge Frederick Smith.

 

Mr. Beauchamp further stated the special service fees will be reflected on the tax bills for this year. He said he had not completed a document which identifies parcels released from lien on the new ordinance.

 

 

 

SHIP

 

Mrs. Carol McQueen presented a report on the SHIP program. She presented two (2) Deferred Payment Loans (DPL) to the Board. Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Farnham made one application and Thomas and Daphne Head the other application. Comm. Foley moved to accept the Deferred Payment Loans. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Mrs. McQueen reported that there is a backlog of funds which have not yet been spent and it appears that they will not be depleted by the end of the year. The State is aware of the backlog and the problems which created this. She understands that the State will work with Levy County and the SHIP program. The State has made some suggestions. Mrs. McQueen discussed the three (3) criteria used by the Partnership Committee in using the funds:

 

1) Emergency Home Repairs $5,000.00

 

2) Down payment & closing costs/New Homes $6,000.00 to $12,000.00

 

3) Down Payment & closing costs/Existing Homes $6,000.00

 

Additional funds for repairs $4,000.00

 

A recommendation was made that an additional criteria be added

 

4) Rehabilitation for Existing Homeowners. After discussion Comm. Yearty moved to approve the concept of adding the fourth strategy providing Rehabilitation for existing homeowners. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Mrs. McQueen said the four (4) houses constructed in the demonstration project by the County are for sale. She said there have been three (3) new applicants that are applying for financing.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested the BOCC to clarify the Down Payment amounts provided for these units. She said she had researched the minutes and found that the Board agreed to increase the down payment from $6,000.00 to $12,000.00 in some cases but further clarification was necessary. For the demonstration project Mrs. McQueen recommended the following down payment amounts:

 

Assistance Cost of Dwelling

 

$ 9,000.00 $30,000.00

 

$12,000.00 $45,000.00

 

 

 

Commissioner Yearty moved to accept the recommendation as presented. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS

 

Commissioner Foley requested the Mr. Billy Cobb check into any grant funds which may be available or that can be applied for to repair boat ramps owned by the County. Funds which were applied for to repair the Fowler’s Bluff boat ramp may be available in February 1997. Mr. Cobb will investigate.

 

NOISE ORDINANCE

 

Comm. Foley reminded the Board that consideration had been given earlier to the adoption of a Noise Ordinance. Comm. Foley then requested that County Attorney continue in his efforts to investigate Noise Ordinances in an effort to create a Noise Ordinance for Levy County. Comm. Foley stated that he had additional complaints recently concerning noise levels and abusive noise and language coming from Public Address systems.

 

Citizen Vern Myrick, from Fowlers Bluff, spoke to the Board briefly concerning a recent incident at Fowlers Bluff. Mr. Myrick stated that Comm. Foley’s review of this issue came at his request due a abusive and noisy gathering being held at Fowlers Bluff recently. Mr. Myrick reported that a band, apparently outside of a building, abusive and foul language was heard over the Public Address system. Mr. Myrick further stated that the noise lasted until almost midnight. Mr. Myrick further inquired about alcoholic licenses and permits issued to the Treasure Camp and suggested that some of the partying crowd may have been located on County property.

 

Building Department Superintendent Rob Corbitt advised the Board that he had investigated the matter and found that the Treasure Camp did have a consumption on premises (COP) license for beer and wine. Further discussion ensued concerning the need for a Noise Ordinance. Comm. Yearty requested that further consideration for a Junk and Debris Ordinance as well as a Noise Ordinance. Comm. Foley replied that the Noise Ordinance had been under consideration for a long time and that there was a need now to speed up the process.

 

Chairman Dean directed Parks Director, Wayne Hardee to confer with the owners of the Treasure Camp and advise them that outdoor parties and bands should not be located on the county property.

 

FOOD BANK

 

Juanita Malchior made a presentation on the Mighty Food Bank. They are interested in bringing the Food Bank to Levy County. She discussed how they operate and how the food is collected from donations and disbursed to agencies. She presented each Commissioner with a membership application. She advised she was not asking for funds but would appreciate consideration of the Food Bank and its benefit to Levy County.

 

 

 

AWARDS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

County Attorney Greg Beauchamp read a resolution honoring Comm. Elmer Smith in recognition of his sixteen (16) years of service on the County Commission. Comm. Lindsey moved to adopt the resolution as read and that it be spread on the minutes of the BOCC. Comm. Foley seconded. MOTION CARRIED. Chairman Dean presented a plaque to Comm. Smith in honor of his years of service.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

 

Wilbur Dean, Board Chairman

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Douglas M. McKoy, Clerk of Court

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

 

 

Resolution honoring Comm. Elmer Smith