BOCC-Regular Meeting November 19, 1996

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

November 19, 1996

 

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 19, 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 Comm. Dean and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

 

Comm. Foley moved to accept the minutes of November 5, 1996 meeting. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

Comm. Lindsey moved to pay the bills as presented. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

The following expenditures were presented for payment.

 

FUND AMOUNT

CHECK NUMBERS: 5235-5422

 

 

 

GENERAL FUND

235,123.72

 
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

55,882.93

 
LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE

10,000.00

 
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FUND

15.00

 
FINE & FORFEITURE FUND

7,019.99

 
LANDFILL/RECYCLING

6,322.24

 
FLORIDA POWER GRANT FUND

65.50

 
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

11,835.88

 
FIRE CONTROL FUND

10,005.50

 
ST GRANT-JUVENILE JUSTICE

80.12

 
TOTAL 336,350.88

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Chairman Dean introduced the Honorable Joseph E. Smith. Judge Smith performed the swearing in ceremony of Comm. Wilbur Dean, Comm. S. W. Yearty and Comm. Frank Davis, newly elected board member. Judge Smith welcomed Comm. Davis to the Board and commended the three (3) for electing to serve the citizens of Levy County. Chairman Dean welcomed Mr. Davis to the Board.

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

County Attorney Beauchamp read a resolution commending S. E. Gunnell, Jr. for his contributions to the “Levy County Archives Committee”. Comm. Foley moved to adopt the resolution. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

PERSONNEL/LANDFILL

 

Sarah Miller spoke to the Board concerning the complaints made by her husband and herself concerning Mr. Wayne Hardee’s position as supervisor of the Landfill. She spoke on letters sent to Senator Bob Graham, Governor Lawton Chiles and to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She read excerpts of responses received from the EPA reflecting the inspections made of the Class III site. She asked the Board “What are you going to do about it?”. Chairman Dean thanked Mrs. Miller for her comments and noted that he was aware of the two (2) inspection reports and would not make any reply until all sides of the issue had been investigated. It was Mrs. Miller’s opinion that she was taken off of light duty work at the Landfill unjustly by Mr. Hardee, as a result of the correspondence sent to Senator Graham and Governor Chiles.

 

 

 

BOND/SHERIFF

 

Board Secretary Jackie Martin informed the Board that the bond renewal was due for the position of the Sheriff. Comm. Yearty moved to renew the bond for the sheriff. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Board Secretary Mrs. Martin read correspondence from Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council concerning the one position on the Planning Council for the Levy County Commission. They requested Chairman Dean to continue in the position on the Executive Committee for 1997. Chairman Dean recommended that the decision be postponed to allow the incoming Chairman to make the decision.

 

Mrs. Martin reported that the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council advised that Marilynn Schlott of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) had notified them that they were requesting the placement of John Bertholf as the AHCA’s alternate on the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. He will assume the position previously held by Kaylin Anderson. Comm. Foley moved to accept the recommendation. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

EMS

 

Mr. Billy Cobb reported that J. Brian Gordon had been named as Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services. In accepting this position his salary would need to be adjusted from the salary previously received as a paramedic. The hourly rate would be $12.02. Comm. Yearty moved to adjust the hourly rate. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

COUNTY PLANNING

 

Mr. Herb Heesch provided information to the Board on the Comprehensive Plan. The DCA has published notification that some of the issues which previously were not in compliance in the Levy County Comprehensive Plan have now been resolved.

 

Mr. Heesch advised that he and Building and Zoning Director Rob Corbitt have completed an update through 1995 of the Land Development Regulations and compiled them into one (1) document. Mr. Heesch said that the document was new and is ready for review by the County Attorney.

 

Mr. Heesch said the Planning Board will be meeting weekly until the end of the year to prepare recommendations on the Evaluation Appraisal Report for DCA. It appears that two (2) ordinances need to be adopted in anticipation of DCA approval on the second 1996 Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Comm. Yearty clarified that this was needed before the end of the year to prevent the County using one of the two amendment periods allowed for next year on issues from the current year. The DCA has requested a schedule from the County on what issues will be presented for amendment next year. Mr. Heesch advised that this would be difficult to do, however, it needs to be prepared and the six (6) month extension should be a firm part of this information.

 

 

 

LEVY CO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 

Mr. George Sandora presented the Board with the Levy County Development Authority’s comments on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report of the Levy County Comprehensive Plan as requested.

 

 

 

AQUACULTURE

 

Mr. Sandora distributed a letter received from Rebecca J. Bruce, Claims Adjuster, Florida League of Cities to John McPherson, Esquire. It notified Mr. McPherson that the claim filed by his client, Robert Solano was denied as their investigation revealed that there was no liability on behalf of Levy County Development Authority.

 

 

 

BIDS

 

Mr. Skip Hammell reminded the Board that approval of the bid submitted by Tampa Mack Sales for the two (2) trucks subject to the committee review had been approved at the November 5, 1996 meeting. Mr. Hammell advised that the committee had reviewed the bid and determined that it met the specifications. Mr. Hammell requested that the Board reject both bids received on the trailers because the committee found that the two (2) bids submitted did not meet the requested specifications. Comm. Yearty moved to reject the bids received on the trailer and to readvertise the bids. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

ROADS/MAINTENANCE

 

Mr. Hammell requested (1) one time maintenance on the following:

 

Trim the trees on the roadway for the passage of the school bus located at NE 95th Street and NE 110th Avenue in University Estates. This is a dedicated public roadway. Comm. Yearty moved to trim the trees on a one (1) time basis as recommended by the Road Department. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Repair on a one (1) time basis SW 80th Street and SW 123rd Terrace in Cedar Key Heights. The repair will require three (3) or four (4) loads of rock spotted and to be graded. This is a dedicated public roadway. Comm. Lindsey moved to repair as recommended by the Road Department on a one (1) time basis. Comm. Foley seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

ROAD CLOSURE

 

A Public Hearing was held at 10:30 a.m. for the closure of That certain portion of Church Street lying between Lot 10, Block 2 and Lot 2, Block 9 as shown on the Map of Raleigh as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying and being in Levy County, Florida. Attorney Beauchamp read the resolution for the adoption of road closure. There was no opposition received. Comm. Davis moved to adopt the resolution. Comm. Yearty seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SIGNS

 

Comm. Yearty moved to direct Mr. Billy Cobb to write the Department of Transportation requesting that the community of Usher be identified on U.S. Highway 19. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

MOTION CARRIED.

 

 

 

SHIP

 

Clerk of Court Mac McKoy explained that SHIP Director Carol McQueen was at a meeting in Tallahassee and presented a Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Robert C. Smith and Elizabeth E. Smith of 106 S. E. 4th Street, Chiefland, Florida. Comm. Yearty moved to approve the loan agreement. Comm. Lindsey seconded.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

 

 

 

Wilbur Dean, Board Chairman

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Douglas M. McKoy, Clerk of Court

BOCC Special Meeting – September 30, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

 

 

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 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 J. Shipp

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

112994-113154

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

623,288.40

ROAD

69,202.30

SHIP

5,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

33,998.31

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

37,893.89

EMS

66,129.28

FIRE

49,298.54

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,357.46

UTILITIES

1,142.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

621.83

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – EMS

9,681.51

CAPITAL PROJECTS

38,332.22

LANDFILL

22,793.48

TOTAL  $     961,325.56

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy/Finance Director

Final Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

  1. Request approval for Resolution 2013-49 to authorize the Clerk to retain fees related to Title IV-D Child Support Collection and Enforcement.

 

Ann Moody requested Board approval on behalf of Mr. Shipp of Resolution 2013-49 to authorize the Clerk to retain fees related to Title IV-D Child Support Collection and Enforcement.  Mrs. Moody explained the Clerk currently gives the excess amount collected for processing child support fees back to the Board at the end of the year, if any.  The Clerk would like to retain these fees in an effort to fund this department without additional money from the Board.

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-49 with the correction to paragraph 2 as stated by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for the agreement between the Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem for the renewal and amendment of lease.

 

Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of the Renewal and Amendment of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem with the addition of section 1.2 giving the right to terminate the Lease with 60 days written notice.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Renewal and Amendment of Lease Agreement between Hudson Properties, Inc. and Guardian Ad Litem as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Requesting approval for Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the SHIP Annual Reports submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the SHIP Annual Reports as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board appoint two commissioners as members to the Value Adjustment Board.  Comm. Bell stated he and Comm. Joyner had served last year and he was willing to serve again this year.  Comm. Joyner stated he would also be willing to serve again.  The Citizen/Homestead representative appointed by the Commissioners last year was Skipper Henderson and is willing to serve again.  The School Board representative is Robert Philpot for this year.  The School Board will appoint one Business representative and notify the Board once this is done.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to appoint Comm. Bell and Comm. Joyner from the Board of County Commissioners, Skipper Henderson as the Homestead representative and Robert Philpot as the School Board representative on the Value Adjustment Board.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner reminded everyone October 26th will be a busy day as there are several events are scheduled around the county.  The Levy County Education Foundation Beast Feast, the LARC “Ride to Provide” event and the Morriston Baptist “Church Feed the Community” event will all be taking place on this day.

 

Atty. Brown stated to the Board she will be conducting Ethics Training Seminars and will let them know when these will be scheduled.  Constitutional Officers are welcome to attend.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:25 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – September 17, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 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 J. Shipp

 

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

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

112994-113154

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

623,288.40

ROAD

69,202.30

SHIP

5,000.00

TRANSPORTATION

33,998.31

COURT FACILITIES

8.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

37,893.89

EMS

66,129.28

FIRE

49,298.54

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,357.46

UTILITIES

1,142.00

DRUG TASK FORCE

621.83

ADD COURT COSTS

578.34

IMPACT FEES – EMS

9,681.51

CAPITAL PROJECTS

38,332.22

LANDFILL

22,793.48

TOTAL  $     961,325.56

 

MINUTES

 

The following minutes of the Board of County Commissioners were presented for Board approval:

 

Regular Board Meeting, August 20, 2013                     Public Hearing, September 5, 2013

Special Meeting, August 30, 2013

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve minutes listed above of the Board of County Commissioners as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

Request selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) members. – TABLED –

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Progress Report Presentation

 

Mr. Pieklik presented a quarterly progress report to the Board of the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

 

WITHLACOOCHEE REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY

 

Richard Owen, Executive Director

Request Board consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

Mr. Owen spoke to the Board requesting their consideration to rejoin the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority.

 

The Commissioners agreed to discuss the possibility of rejoining the WRWSA further before making a decision.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

  1. Request approval for the Contract Agreement between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. for the George T. Lewis Airport, Runway 5 Erosion Control and Stabilization, Base Bid B.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the Contract Agreement between the Levy County BOCC and Turnbull Environmental, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval for 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County Board of County Commissioners and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc.  The Board had previously agreed upon the amount of $50,000 to be issued in quarterly payments of $12,500.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the 2013-2014 Funding Agreement for the Provision of Mental and Addiction Services between Levy County BOCC and Meridian Behavioral Health Care, Inc. as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board on the Interlocal Agreement between Levy County, Florida and the City of Cedar Key.

 

The Commissioners agreed by consensus to let the Agreement stand as is and to have Atty. Brown look into the limitations of income generation from usage of the Dock Street Fishing Pier.

 

  1. Discuss and direction on the Aqui Property.

 

Mr. Moody requested direction from the Board regarding the Aqui property adjacent to the Courthouse.  The property is listed at $179,000.  The Aqui’s have agreed to $120,000 with a 90 day review period.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to get the property appraised before purchase is considered.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Satori Days

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

 

  1. Request the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Ms. Days requested Board approval of the Levy County Tax Collector’s Recapitulation and for the appointment of Marlon Gayle, Levy County’s Housing Planner, as the Public Sector Representative for the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve the Recapitulation and appointment of Marlon Gale to the Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Bill Hammond, Director

Software Bid update.

 

Mr. Hammond reported to the Board of the bids received for Building Department Software.  Of the two (2) bids received, one did not meet the specifications and requirements; the other was more than had been budgeted for this expense.  Mr. Hammond requested Board approval to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

The Board agreed by consensus for Mr. Hammond to re-submit for bids after October 1st.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley, General Manager

  1. Request approval for Joint Participation Agreements for New Freedom (NF) Operating Assistance, Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Operating Assistance, and New Freedom (NF) Capital Assistance for a bus purchase.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the following Joint Participation Agreements which were applied for in 2012:

 

5317    New Freedom Grant, Operating                                   $168,690

5317    New Freedom Grant, Capital (for bus purchase)           $  73,033

5316    Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC), Operating        $286,912

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the three (3) Joint Participation Agreements as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program and request the purchase of a new bus, Local Match 10%, $7,066.50.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program.  These funds will be used for the purchase of a bus.  The 10% match amount is $7,066.50.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-48 to file a grant application for the Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

Request approval from the Board and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval and the Chairman’s signature on the License Agreement between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  This agreement will allow Levy County to utilize the Gulf Hammock tower facility as part of the narrow banding project.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the License Agreement with the Chairman’s signature between American Towers LLC, and the BOCC.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  1. Request approval for yearly Blanket Utility New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drops Permit with CenturyLink-Florida as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request permission to donate commodity trailer to The Children’s Table.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to donate the trailer formerly used for commodity storage and distribution to The Children’s Table.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve donation of the commodity trailer to The Children’s Table as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

  1. Request consideration of an offer to settle outstanding jail liens of $13,500 plus interest (total as of 9/09/13 $15,127.71) for Joseph Hall, and, if accepted, approve Satisfactions of Lien contingent on receipt of the total settlement offer amount of $1,512.

 

Atty. Brown requested the Board consider an offer to settle outstanding jail liens for Joseph Hall in the amount of $1,512.  The current outstanding amount is $13,500 plus interest making the total amount due at 9/09/13 $15,127.71.

 

Mr. Shipp stated the court requirements and fees have been satisfied.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the offer by Mr. Hall in the amount of $1,512 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B. Request approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-50, amending Resolution 2013-08, as previously amended by Resolution 2013-25, establishing the Levy County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee.  Resolution 2013-50 amends the membership of the Committee to replace the workforce/job creation representative with an at-large representative and ratifies the most recent appointment to the Committee as an at-large member.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-50 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Mr. Moody explained to the Board the item to be presented is the Hip Hop Extravaganza event.  This event had been previously stopped as no application for a music event had been filed which was in violation of a County Ordinance.

 

Lee Crawford spoke to the Board explaining the purpose of the event and requested Board approval to host the Hip Hop Extravaganza/ Stop the Violence Rally.

 

Comm. Bell advised Mr. Crawford to make application for the music festival event so it may be planned and be in compliance with County regulations for this type of event.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Daniel Miller spoke to the Board regarding negative experiences in using the Transit Department for transportation to and from appointments.   Pamela Fahrner also spoke on behalf of Mr. Miller.

 

Comm. Stevens advised Mr. Miller of the process of filing a complaint against a County Employee to handle the situation.

 

Sally Collins spoke to the Board and commended the Transit Department on their efforts to get people to their destinations.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated the Levy County Education Beast Feast will be on October 26th.  The location has been tentatively changed from Black Prong to the Etheridge cracker house.  Comm. Johnson stated he is working with Leslie Sturmer to get clams to cook and serve.

 

Comm. Joyner stated the Morriston Baptist Church will be hosting their annual “Feed the Community” event and children’s carnival on the first Saturday in October.  He stated they will begin serving around 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Stevens stated the LARC “Ride to Provide” event will be on October 26th.  He will be there to cook starting at 9:00 A.M. if any of the other Commissioners would like to assist.

 

Comm. Meeks stated there will be a Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council meeting on Thursday, September 19th, and one for the North Florida Broadband on September 25th.  Comm. Meeks stated he had recently had a meeting with the Secretary Presat, the Secretary of Transportation for the State of Florida which was very informative.

 

Comm. Bell stated he will be representing Levy County in West Palm Beach for a RESTORE Act meeting which he will be leaving to attend tomorrow.

Comm. Bell also stated the Two Tails Farm is holding their annual elephant fundraiser on Sunday in Williston from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 

Mr. Moody reminded everyone of the meeting scheduled for September 30th at 9:00 A.M. to pay year-end bills.

 

Comm. Bell stated Ted Yoho will be available to meet with the public tomorrow at 9:00 A.M. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:57 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Public Hearing – September 16, 2013

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 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 Special Meeting to order at 6:06 P.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Adopt Final Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2013-20104, Resolution 2013-46

 

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-46 adopting the final millage rate of 8.3307, which is the rolled back rate, for fiscal year 2013-2014.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the item presented.  There were none.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-46 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Adopt Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, Resolution 2013-47

 

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2013-47 adopting the final budget of $66,593,382 for fiscal year 2013-2014.  The final budget amount was adjusted from $66,105,032 due to changes which Mrs. Rees explained to the Commissioners.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak regarding the item presented.

 

Dana Sheffield thanked the Commissioners for their efforts in working on the budget this year.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-47 adopting the final budget of $66,593,382 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 6:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Public Hearing September 11, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Special Meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.  Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Adopt Annual Assessment Resolutions for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

 

  1. A.     Resolution 2013-39, Amended and Restated Final Assessment Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Final Assessment Resolution for Roadway Maintenance, Resolution 2013-39 and stated there are no changes from last year.

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-39 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. B.     Resolution 2013-40, Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments, Resolution 2013-40.

 

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

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-40.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. C.     Resolution 2013-41, Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection, Resolution 2013-41.

 

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

 

Fred Rouse spoke to the Board questioning if the Assessment for Fire Protection had increased?

 

Renate Cannon asked for clarification regarding the Fire Protection Assessment.

 

Comm. Bell answered it has not increased.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-41 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. D.    Resolution 2013-42, Annual EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

Comm. Bell presented the Annual Rate Resolution for EMS Tax, Resolution 2013-42.

 

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

 

Sergio Soares, owner of Pine Lodge in Inglis spoke to the Board questioning why each of the cottages he rents are taxed individually?

 

Mr. Moody spoke to Mr. Soares and stated he will contact him and will look into his tax assessment information.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-42 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Dana Sheffield spoke to the Board regarding their efforts to have all citizens in the County pay for the assessments fairly.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 7:03 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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

 

 

Danny Shipp Continues as Levy County Clerk of Court

Danny Shipp, Levy County Clerk of Court, was sworn in on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by Levy County Judge Browning.

“I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Levy County in the capacity of Clerk of Court. I would also like to thank all of my supporters and staff for their time, effort, and support during the 2012 campaign season. Together we can continue to serve the fine citizens of Levy County and further our projects of efficiency and good customer service.” -Danny Shipp, Levy County Clerk of Court.

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 7, 2012

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LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 7, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

 

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.  Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER      108691-108846
FUND

            AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

         1,167,246.26

ROAD

            105,288.04

SHIP

              18,983.42

NSP

                       3.40

TRANSPORTATION

                4,893.33

911

              14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

                     51.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                   423.34

EMS

              80,823.34

FIRE

            139,577.19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                1,669.91

CDBG

                     19.81

UTILITIES

                   959.65

COMMUNICATION

                   481.95

ADD COURT COSTS

                2,200.80

IMPACT FEES -EMS

                8,345.30

LANDFILL

              91,196.70

TOTAL       $ 1,636,163.44

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes from the Budget Meeting held on July 12, 2012 were presented for Board approval.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes from the Budget Meeting held on July 12, 2012 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

Consider approval of Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12, James and Linda Williams.

 

Grace Romero presented and requested Board approval on behalf of Rob Corbitt Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12 for James and Linda Williams to allow a second dwelling on a parcel of land.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 6-12 for James and Linda Williams as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Swain Strickland

Request appointment of Sue Colson as the “Consumer” member of the Healthcare Advisory Board.

 

Swain Strickland requested appointment by the Board of Sue Colson as the “Consumer” member of the Healthcare Advisory Board replacing Bill Delaino.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Sue Colson as the Consumer member of the Healthcare Advisory Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

 

Rusty Skinner, Chief Executive Officer

  1. Request approval of 13th Amended and Restated Agreement.

 

Mr. Skinner requested Board approval of the 13th Amended and Restated Agreement which will restructure their Board in accordance with requirements of the State of Florida adding a Training Provider seat.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the 13th Amended and Restated Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Present Annual Report

 

Mr. Skinner presented the Workforce Connection Annual Report to the Board.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

Request permission to purchase 2 Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase 2 Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs.  The three bids received are listed below:

 

            Ver-Mac                                             $23,576

            National Sign, Inc. Sunray 380     $29,670

                                              Sunray 345     $32,150

            ShopWorx                                         $30,600

 

Mr. Johnson recommended purchasing the signs from Ver-Mac. 

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve purchase of two (2) Solar “TEXT” Panel Message signs from Ver-Mac as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

  1. Presenting proposed updates to the Strategic Plan.

 

Mr. Knowles presented copies and spoke to the Board of the updated Strategic Plan for the Department of Public Safety.

 

Questions were asked by Renate Cannon and Norm Fugate.

 

Comm. Drew advised Mr. Fugate to meet with Mr. Knowles for further questions.

 

  1. Request approval of agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Fire Chief Fred Wyanns of the Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department and Board President Christie Thompson were introduced to the Commissioners by Mr. Knowles

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement for Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Request approval of agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.

 

Former Yankeetown Mayor Dawn Clary spoke in favor of the Agreement.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Agreement for Yankeetown Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

  1. Submitting documentation of the incidents that have occurred in Fire District 13 since 2010.

 

Mr. Knowles submitted to the Board documentation of incidents which have occurred in Fire District 13 since 2010 for discussion of the current contract between the Board and Otter Creek.  He requested a decision by the Board if they wished to continue funding for Otter Creek for the next year or not as Otter creek also has a contract with the City ofChieflandand is funding this with funds issued to them from the Board.

 

Comments were made from the audience by Teresa Barron and Norm Fugate.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to send a letter to the Town of Otter Creek informing them of the Board’s decision to terminate their contract.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comments were made from the audience by Jeff Hardison and A.D. Goodman.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Kelly Jerrels, Administrative Superintendent

Request approval of Resolution 2012-44, authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a SCRAP reimbursement grant for resurfacing or reconstruction of CR 464 inLevyCounty.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-44, authorizing the execution of an Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for a SCRAP reimbursement grant for resurfacing or reconstruction of C464.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-44 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request approval of amendment of lease with Town ofInglisforSouthLevyPark.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of an Amendment of Lease with the Town ofInglisforSouthLevyPark.  The Agreement provides additional protection for the County against personal injury litigation and against any action or inaction by Inglis in connection with the FRDAP Grant requirements or permit requirements for park development.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment of Lease with the Town ofInglisas presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CITY OF CHIEFLAND

 

Teresa A. Barron, Vice Mayor

Request a Workshop be scheduled for the Levy County Commission, Public Safety Director and the municipalities ofLevyCounty.

 

Teresa Barron read a statement to Board outlining an alternative proposal for the fire department mergers.  She stated the City ofChieflandis requesting Workshop to discuss an alternative proposal.

Norm Fugate spoke to the Board stating Cedar Key is also requesting a public forum to discuss fire departments.

 

The Commissioners agreed they are not in favor of a Workshop until after the Fire Departments have spoken with Mr. Knowles and attempted to resolve any issues they may have. 

 

 

GARDNYR MICHAEL CAPITAL, INC.

 

Ralph Cellon, Senior Vice President

Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2003 Refunding.

 

Mr. Cellon spoke to the Board regarding the County’s Debt Service – Bond Issue which matures in 2023.

 

Mr. Shipp recommended the Board pay off the debt at the end of next year to avoid any penalty.  The Board could then keep the Reserve amount going to the Debt Service each year.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to TABLE this item in order to do research before making a decision on September 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Hans Van Vuren spoke to Board asking if County employees could be designated for garbage pickup along unpaved roads in the County and asked if there was a way for the County to make money by recycling these materials?

 

Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding the Fire Departments and unpaid Medicaid bills.

 

The meeting recessed at 11:15 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:35 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he would like to have GSG send representatives to educate employees in Board office and in Property Appraiser office on Tax Assessment methodology in anticipation of calls which will come in after the public receives their tax notices.  The Board agreed to do this on the 21st after the regular Board meeting.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked everyone who came out for the Road Dedication.

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

 

Major Michael Sheffield

Bid Presentation for Video Visitation

 

The following Companies gave presentations to the Board regarding Video Visitation Systems for the Levy County Jail:

 

SimplexGrinnell represented by Dave Henya and Doug Glenn

Securus Technologies, Inc. represented by Paul Cappiello

VIZVOX, LLC represented by Vince Laurita

            Montgomery Technology, Inc. represented by Nathan Skipper

 

The meeting recessed at 2:47 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2:54 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Comm. Stevens called the Budget Workshop to order at 2:54 P.M.

 

The Commissioners discussed the budgets for the Supervisor of Elections and agreed to leave it as it was set at the last budget meeting.

 

LevyCountySheriff, Johnny Smith spoke to the Board stating he had reduced his budget proposal of $9,450,000 trimming an additional $100,000 to bring the budget request down to $9,350,000.

 

After Ms. Brasher, Library Director spoke to the Board, it was suggested she cut the additional $4,000 previously requested by the Board.

 

Mr. Moody gave information regarding Health Insurance for the Board.

 

 

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to rank the companies as follows and to choose SimplexGrinnell to purchase the Video Visitation System for the Jail:

 

  1. SimplexGrinnell
  2. VIZVOX, LLC
  3. Securus Technologies, Inc.

 

Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The Commissioners agreed to have Mrs. Rees calculate the Sheriff’s budget to include the price of $225,000 as a total price for the Video Visitation System for the Jail in order to plan for the budget.  This price includes the quoted fee of $195,390 and an estimate for the cost of wiring, which was not included in the proposal.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

                                                                                                           LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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