Special Meeting September 30, 2015

 

SPECIAL MEETING
LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

The Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 30, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room with the following Commissioners present:

Chairman John Meeks
Comm. Rock Meeks
Comm. Danny Stevens
Comm. Lilly Rooks
Comm. Mike Joyner

Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court
County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
County Coordinator – Fred Moody

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

EXPENDITURES

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

CHECK NUMBER 121179-121317
FUND AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE 94,977.75
ROAD 279,629.68
PAL LIBRARY 4,706.64
TRANSPORTATION 8,984.17
911 1,515.46
EMS 163,941.10
FIRE 104,830.49
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 562.91
UTILITIES 156.86
DRUG TASK FORCE 13,370.00
CAPITAL PROJECTS 70,527.72
LANDFILL 5,386.47
TOTAL $ 748,589.25

FINANCE

Sheila Rees
Request approval of Resolution 2015-50 amending the final budget for fiscal year 2015-2016.

Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2015-50 amending the final budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. The total budget increase is $110,360,000 in the two funds, General Fund and E911 Fund due to four (4) grants.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2015-50 amending the final budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

COUNTY COORDINATOR

Fred Moody
A. Present proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Board and Laborers International Union of North America Local 630 and a proposed 3% salary increase for consideration.

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of County Commissioners and the Laborers International Union of North America Local 630 and a proposed 3% salary increase effective October 1, 2015 and a comp time accrual protocol for a 1 year trial period.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve with the Chairman’s signature the Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of County Commissioners and the Laborers International Union of North America Local 630, a 3% pay raise and comp time accrual protocol as requested. Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

B. Request approval of Lease, Addendum A, and updated Disclosure Statement between Levy County and Fresh from Florida.

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Lease, Addendum A, and updated Disclosure Statement between Levy County and Fresh from Florida. The lease is for two years at $150.00 per month.

Comm. Joyner made a motion made a motion to approve the Lease, Addendum A, and updated Disclosure Statement between Levy County and Fresh from Florida as requested. Second was made by Comm. Rock Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

C. Request approval of proposed write-offs of uncollected, past due University Oaks and Manatee Utilities water bills.

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the proposed write-offs of uncollected, past due University Oaks and Manatee Utilities water bills for 2010 through 2013. The amounts are as follows:

University Oaks $ 1,024.03
Manatee Utilities $ 60.54

Total $ 1,085.57

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

ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR

Wilbur Dean
Ratification of September 23, 2015 letter to Natural Resource Conservation Service requesting Federal assistance.

Mr. Dean requested ratification by the Board of a letter dated September 23, 2015 to the Natural Resources Conservation Service requesting assistance with the flooding in the Inglis/Yankeetown area.

Comm. Joyner made a motion to ratify the letter with the Chairman’s signature to the Natural Resources Conservation Service as presented. Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

ROAD DEPARTMENT

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent
Request approval for easement to Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Casey Duquette requested on behalf of Mr. Greenlee Board approval if an Easement with Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. to allow power to be provided to a new customer of CFEC.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve the Easement with Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. as requested. Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

Carol McQueen, Director
Request approval to submit an application to the Big Bend Seed Grant for $20,000 maximum amount (non-matching) to the Conservation Fund by October 8, 2015.

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to submit an application to the Big Bend Seed Grant for $20,000 maximum amount to the Conservation Fund by October 8, 2015. The project would be a Shellfish Trail, a map/brochure and web development. The Shellfish trail would tell, 1) where to learn about shellfish – i.e., areas to tour, fish or harvest shellfish, 2) buy shellfish and, 3) eat shellfish like oysters, clams, scallops in restaurants within the coastal communities of Levy, Dixie, Taylor and Jefferson counties.

Comm. Rooks requested the recreational harvesting of clams be added to the list of shellfish which could be harvested.
Mrs. McQueen stated this could be added as well as an addition within the budget to advertise for the programs “kick-off”.

Comm. Rock Meeks made a motion to approve submittal of an application to the Big Bend Seed Grant as requested. Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

Comm. Joyner stated there will be several events taking place on October 24th:
LARC “Ride to Provide”
Morriston Baptist Church Fall Festival and Fish Fry
Levy County Education Foundation “Beast Feast” at the Etheridge Cracker House, Williston

Events taking place on October 17th are:
Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 17th & 18th
Haven Hospice “Fall at the Putnam Lodge” in Cross City

Comm. Joyner stated the Williston Peanut Festival will be this weekend, October 3rd beginning with the Purple Pinkie 5K.

Comm. John Meeks stated the Commissioners had been asked to participate at the Beast Feast. Leslie Sturmer has informed him clams will be provided for the Commissioners to serve.

Carol McQueen reminded everyone the “Taste of Cedar Key” will take place this weekend in Cedar Key and the Florida High School Rodeo will be in Williston at the Horsemen’s Park.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:35 A.M.

ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LEVY COUNTY, FL

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