BOCC Regular Meeting – August 3, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 3, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 3, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator– Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

101957-102097

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,267,826.61

ROAD

          69,499.52

LIBRARY

            1,029.07

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

               134.74

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

            4,429.74

TRANSPORTATION

          18,785.25

911

          16,583.33

COURT FACILITIES

          11,068.22

PROGRESS ENERGY

               160.25

EMS

          25,779.10

FIRE

          78,905.32

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               246.04

UTILITIES

               706.68

ADD COURT COSTS

               439.90

LANDFILL

            6,051.93

TOTAL $   1,501,645.70

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Budget Hearing held July 12, 2010.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes as presented with correction as stated by Mr. Shipp.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held July 20, 2010 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

US CENSUS BUREAU

 

LeonArmstrong,U.S.Census Bureau,AtlantaRegion

A.  Presentation of Plaque to the Board ofCountyCommissioners.

 

Mr. Armstrong indicated as of May,LevyCountywas at 68% for the Census numbers, an increase from the Census taken in 2000 of 54%.  These numbers did not get unnoticed.  On behalf of the Census Bureau, Mr. Armstrong presented a plaque of appreciation to the Board and a letter of accommodation to Chairperson Bell from the Regional Office inAtlanta.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Constance Greenlee spoke to the Board as the representative of a new organization BCAC (BronsonCommunityAccessCenter).  Ms. Greenlee spoke about a community cleanup for the Town ofBronson.  She asked the Board if fees could be waived for dumping once the trash has been collected.

 

Claude Blackburn spoke to the Board regarding having 120th Terrace paved.   Mr. Blackburn stated he has been told this road will be paved and it has not been done.  Mr. Blackburn called Bruce Greenlee to the podium to speak.  Mr. Greenlee explained what roads were ahead of 120th Terrace for paving and why there has been a delay in road construction.

Aggie Mease stated she received a list from the road department and indicated she was told by someone at the Road Department their road would not be addressed until 2012-2013.  Mr. Greenlee informed Ms. Mease this was not correct information.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

CountyCoordinator, Fred Moody

A.     Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronsonfor Collection and Disbursement ofEMSImpact Fees.

 

Mr. Moody stated he had received the Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronsonfor Collection and Disbursement of EMS Impact fees back from the Town ofBronsonand requested approval of the Agreement by the Board.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronsonas presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request from theFirstBaptistChurchto consider placing speed bumps along Court Street.

 

Mr. Moody read a letter to the Board from the Bronson First Baptist Church Pastor, Troy Turner requesting speed bumps along Court Street.

After discussion, the Board requested Mr. Greenlee to research information regarding the different types of speed bumps which would be appropriate and the construction cost for the Board to review at the next meeting.

 

Comm. Rooks requested Captain Sache, who was present in the audience, to address the ATV situation on 120th Terrace as mentioned by Mr. Blackburn.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Recapitulation Report.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requested approval of the Recapitulation Report as submitted by the Levy County Tax Collector.

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

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Trish Seibold, Director

A.     Donation of spare ambulance to Central Florida Community College Training Department.

 

Ms. Seibold requested permission to donate a 2001 spare ambulance not in use to the Central Florida Community College Training Department.

Comm. Rooks made a motion giving permission for the EMS Department to donate a 2001 spare ambulance to the Central Florida College Training Department.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Jeanine Turner

A.     Request the Board delegate authority to Fred Moody (or his designee) to authorize the SIRSI annual renewals.

Mrs. Turner requests the Board to delegate authority to Fred Moody (or his designee) to authorize the SIRSI annual renewals.

After discussion Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the SIRSI annual renewal and to allow Mr. Moody or his designee to sign.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the renewal.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Drew made a motion to bring this back each year for Board approval.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

The Board decided by consensus to renew this each year.

 

B.     LevyCountyPublic LibrarySystem Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronson.

 

Mrs. Turner requested approval of the Levy County Public Library System Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronson.

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

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.     Discussion and decision regarding Agreement between County and Town of Otter Creek for fire protection services and discussion of related agreements between Town of Otter Creek and City ofChieflandfor fire protection.

 

Atty. Brown presented a revised County/Otter Creek Fire Agreement and discussed the related agreements between the Town of Otter Creek and City ofChieflandfor fire protection.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Agreement betweenLevyCountyand the Town of Otter Creek as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

Comm. Johnson spoke regarding renting a building located on the property behind the courthouse (the oldBronsonHigh School) or one of the portables located at the Hilltop site for the Guardian ad litem office space.

 

Comm. Johnson asked if the commissioners if they would like to pursue one of these for office space or go ahead with renting the office space in Chiefland withGilchristCountyas discussed at a previous meeting.

The space available at Hilltop is a 24 x 48 portable unit available for $750, plus utilities.  The building behind the courthouse is available for $1,500, which includes utilities.  This space was once used as two classrooms and includes a central located kitchenette, with separate restrooms for each.

Comm. Johnson asked if the Commissioners would like to make a decision at the next Board meeting.  The Commissioners agreed to have this on the agenda to make a decision at the next meeting.

Comm. Johnson stated he and the Clerk will research the buildings mentioned and come back with information at the next meeting.

 

Comm. Drew reported on the Community Outreach gathering in Inglis on Saturday to give away food from the Children’s Pantry and to do basic medical evaluations was successful as 25 families came in for assistance within the first 30 minutes.

 

Comm. Rooks stated there will be a Back to School Jamboree Saturday, August 14th at theWillistonMiddle School auditorium from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he has been in contact with Berlon Weeks regarding Town ofBronson to be put on next Board meeting agenda to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Town ofBronson.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:22 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:37 A.M.

 

 

LIBRARY WORKSHOP

 

Lisa Brasher

A.     Putnam, Alachua Levy Public Library Cooperative Interlocal Agreement.

 

Librarians, library volunteers and friends of the library from theLevyCountylibraries introduced themselves

Ms. Brasher gave a presentation

Ms. Brasher explained what PAL is and the benefits it could provide for the Library system inLevyCounty.  PAL stands for the Putnam-Alachua-Levy Library Cooperative and is a free-standing special district funded by multicounty state aid.  The State PAL funding amount could be $350,000.  In order forLevyCountyto be a part of this Cooperative, Ms. Brasher stated an Interlocal Agreement would be necessary.

Comm. Drew made a motion to move forward with the Interlocal Agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 12:12 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:31 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

Mrs. Rees pointed out to the Board members an updated budget for the General Fund which reflected the adjustment for Retirement and Insurance as well as Library, leaving $138,909 in Reserve.  She stated the budget is still out the amount for the Fire Departments request of $130,517.

 

 

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Mr. Shipp stated his request is the same as from the last presentation.

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Sullivan stated the Sheriff’s Department had cut $100,000 from their previous budget, making the new budget total $11,252.642.

Major Sullivan stated the Sheriff’s Department plans to hire on four new dispatchers with approval of the budget as presented.  The cost for this would be about $150,000 and the Sheriff would absorb the amount over $100,000.

Comm. Bell stated she didn’t know how the Board would be able to fund this budget and asked if he would work with the Board.

Major Sullivan stated if they are not able to hire the four new dispatchers as presented, the dispatch service will not be done for free with municipalities as of October of next year.

Comm. Drew stated she would like for the Sheriff’s Office to not give a 3% pay raise and still cut more from the budget.

Sullivan made a comparison of the insurance rates paid by the Board for its employees and stated the Sheriff’s Office does not have the same insurance and does not have to budget as much.

Comm. Bell stated she would like to see a significant cut to the Sheriff’s budget.  She did not specify a percentage.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell stated she had made no changes to her budget.

Comm. Drew stated she would like to see her budget cut as well as everyone else.

 

 

OTHER AGENCIES

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/EZDA

 

Pat O’Neal stated their budget request is for $44,940.

 

 

Mr. Moody stated the following agencies were placed on the agenda for the Board to determine if they would keep the budgeted amounts the same as these agencies will need to plan their coming year’s budget according to what they will be receiving from the Board.

 

Agency                                                 Current Funding

Central Florida Community Action Agency        $    5,000

Meridian Health Care                                       $  71,368

LARC                                                              $  40,392

Health Department                                            $346,398

 

There was discussion among the Commissioners as to which, if any of the Agency amounts would change.

 

 

FIRE ADVISORY BOARD

 

After discussion, Comm. Bell suggested the amount to be distributed throughout the 14 Fire Departments in the county should be $1,188,955 and not give a 3% increase to the employees.

Rick Bloom stated he would go back to the Fire Advisory Board to see if any changes could be made.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Mr. Moody spoke to the Board regarding a Catastrophic Inmate Medical Program and stated the current budgeted amount for Inmate Medical is $200,000.  He stated this type of insurance might be something the Board might want to consider in the future.

 

Discussion of Employee Health Insurance Premiums

Mr. Moody stated there is an increase of 11.8% for the health insurance premiums for Board employees.  The Board is absorbing this increase for the employees.

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS

 

Construction/Maintenance

Mr. Moody stated the portion of roof over the Sheriff’s Civil office down to Courtroom A and the Felony/Misdemeanor division of the Clerk’s office has had extensive roof leakage and re-roofing is necessary.  Chuck Cook stated Perry Roofing can replace the roof for $60,676.  The total square footage area is 4,600.

The area of the Clerk’s office located near Courtroom A, Traffic/Felony/Misdemeanor, has recently lost the function of the air conditioning unit for this area of the courthouse.  Mr. Cook stated the existing unit has been temporarily repaired and a new unit is being built by Brooks Air Systems at a cost of $261,800.

 

Water Systems

Mr. Tummond gave an update on the water system at University Oaks and stated a new pump-house building is being constructed.  A new tank and backup generator have already been purchased in order to get the plant in order.  Mr. Tummond also gave information on upcoming plans for this water system.

 

 

PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT RESOLUTIONS

 

Atty. Brown presented the following Preliminary Rate Resolutions for Board approval:

 

A.     Resolution 2010-38, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services.

 

Atty. Brown stated Resolution 2010-38, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services sets the rate at the same charge as last year of $31 for residential.

Comm. Drew made motion to raise the assessment to the maximum amount of $40.

Comm. Drew rescinded her motion.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Resolution with the proposed maximum preliminary rate of $40.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

 

The votes were as follows:

 

YES                                         NO

Comm. Drew                           Comm. Stevens

Comm. Johnson                        Comm. Rooks

Comm. Bell

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to set the preliminary rate at $31 and adopt the Resolution.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.

 

The votes were as follows:

 

YES                                         NO

Comm. Stevens                        Comm. Drew

Comm. Rooks                          Comm. Johnson

Comm. Bell

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Resolution 2010-39, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments.

 

Atty. Brown stated Resolution 2010-39, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Solid Waste Assessments sets a flat rate at $25 per parcel.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-39 and set the preliminary rate at $25 per parcel.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Resolution 2010-40, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments.

 

Atty. Brown stated Resolution 2010-40, Preliminary Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Service Assessments will set the rate the same as last year.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-40 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Resolution 2010-41, PreliminaryEMSTax Assessment Rate Resolution.

 

Atty. Brown stated Resolution 2010-41, Preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Rate Resolution sets the rate at $38, residential.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-41 and set the preliminary rate at $38 for residential.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes NO.

 

Atty. Brown stated the final hearings for these Resolutions are set for September 7th at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

TENTATIVE MILLAGE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011

 

Mrs. Rees stated the proposed budget millage rate is set at 7.4212.  The rollback rate is set at 7.8436.  The maximum millage rate which could be set at a majority vote is 9.5379.  The maximum millage rate which could be set at a 2/3 vote is 10.4917.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to set the tentative millage rate at 7.8436.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the tentative millage rate at 7.4212.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:03 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – April 6, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

APRIL 6, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 6, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

    100756-100931

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,170,114.51

ROAD

237,120.80

SHIP

6,303.00

LIBRARY

995.70

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

2,563.64

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

0.00

TRANSPORTATION

3,867.20

911

16,583.33

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

4,808.07

PROGRESS ENERGY

464.97

EMS

43,242.72

FIRE

87,004.94

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

6,811.59

UTILITIES

1,774.12

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

2,750.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

8,404.48

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL    $    1,592,809.07

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on February 16, 2010 were presented for approval.  Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on March 2, 2010 were presented for approval.  Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held on March 16, 2010 were presented for approval.  Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LARC PRESENTATION

 

Commissioner Lilly Rooks

Sean Mullins, President of LARC Board of Directors Betty Walker, Executive Director of LARC

A.     Presentation to LARC Student, Danny Rose.

 

Comm. Rooks introduced individuals in attendance from the LARC and presented an award to Daniel Rose, a client at LARC.   She explained Mr. Rose had recently gone to Tallahassee and made a presentation to Legislators about the concerns LARC clients are facing regarding the economic dilemmas.  Mr. Rose read to the Board the same letter he had presented in Tallahassee.  Comm. Rooks then presented Mr. Rose with a plaque to recognize him for his efforts.  Sean Mullins then presented an award to the Board for their support of the LARC and thanked Comm. Rooks for her help when they went to Tallahassee.

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone the Wild Hog Canoe Race will be April 17th.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY FAIR

 

Debra Jones, President

Levy County Fair

A.     Levy County Fair Week Proclamation.

 

Ms. Jones introduced Tommy Dunkard, Senior Vice-President and Jim Smith, Executive Director and requested approval of the Levy County Fair Week Proclamation, which she then read into public record.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Levy County Fair Week Proclamation, 2010-17.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

Ms. Jones informed everyone the Fair is held at the Horseman’s Park in Williston and opening ceremonies will be on Thursday at 4:00 P.M.  Gates will open Thursday and Friday at 2:00 P.M.  Gates will open Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 A.M.

 

 

EARTH DAY PROCLAMATION

 

Comm. Nancy Bell

A.     Earth Day Proclamation.

 

Comm. Bell requested approval of the Earth Day Proclamation on behalf of Ms. Roberta Pickard.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Earth Day Proclamation, 2010-16.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell read the Proclamation into public record.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Ha.Va. 2-10, Hardship Variance.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested approval of Hardship Variance, Ha.Va. 2-10 for Ms. Joy Smith to allow a second dwelling on her property.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Hardship Variance, Ha.Va. 2-10.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

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

Comm. Bell called for a vote and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

 

Comm. Marsha Drew

A.     Proposed Planning Commission Appointment.

 

Comm. Drew makes a recommendation and motion to appoint Cathleen Burke to the Planning Commission.  Comm. Bell passes the gavel to Vice Chair. Stevens and seconds the motion.

The votes were cast as follows:

FOR                               AGAINST

Comm. Drew                       Comm. Stevens

Comm. Bell                          Comm. Rooks

Comm. Johnson

 

Bob Weis spoke and had no objection to the Board not appointing Ms. Burke to the Planning Commission

 

Comm. Stevens returns the gavel back to Comm. Bell and makes a motion to re-appoint Thadus Barber to the Planning Commission.  Second is made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

The votes were cast as follows:

FOR                            AGAINST

Comm. Stevens                     Comm. Drew

Comm. Rooks                       Comm. Bell

Comm. Johnson

 

Listed below are members of the audience who spoke expressing their disapproval of the Board not appointing Ms. Burke to the Planning Commission.

 

Larry Feldhusen

Paul Tobergte

Edward Michaels

Carol Ross

Edith McCrimmon

 

Bob Weiser spoke in favor of the Board’s decision to re-appoint Mr. Barber to the Planning Commission.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Request for vehicle acquisition.

 

Mr. Moody spoke on behalf of Barbara Locke to request a surplus vehicle in the Levy County Transit Department, a 2004 E-350 Turtle-Top van.  The vehicle is wheel-chair accessible and they currently have a need for such a vehicle in their health programs.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to transfer the vehicle to the Health Department from the Levy County Transit Department.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOWN OF YANKEETOWN

 

Jack Schofield

A.     Presentation of letter regarding Special Exception Use Permit.

 

Mr. Schofield spoke on behalf of Dawn Clary, Yankeetown Mayor and read a letter to the Board from the Yankeetown Town Council.  They would like to know why no action was taken to enforce the development conditions of King Road Mine?  The letter requests the Board to reconsider its decision to take no action and invites Atty. Brown and Development Department Director, Rob Corbitt to attend a Yankeetown Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. on April 19, 2010 at the Yankeetown Lions Club to discuss this matter.

Comm. Stevens states the issue has already been addressed and is not in favor of sending county employees to a meeting.

Comm. Drew stated she is in favor of listening to the concerned citizens.

Comm. Rooks questioned Mr. Schofield on the dates of Town meetings and correspondence sent to the Board and letters the Town of Yankeetown received from Atty. Brown regarding this matter.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Ivan Chubb informed everyone there will be a Memorial Day celebration on Sunday, May 30th at 1:00 P.M. in Cedar Key with the Marine Corps League, another will be in Bronson on May 31st at 1:00 P.M. at Rosemary Hill with the AmVets.

 

Daryl Diamond spoke on behalf of the residents of Rest Haven Shores regarding having deed restrictions upheld.  He states an individual is intending to move a mobile home into their deed restricted subdivision.  Atty. Brown responds to the deed restriction question and states the county is not a party to deed restrictions and cannot enforce private contracts.

Listed below are other residents of Rest Haven Shores who spoke regarding their disapproval of the county not getting involved to enforce deed restrictions.

 

Donna Lanier

April Miller

 

Mrs. Renate Cannon spoke regarding the Sunshine Law.

 

Ed Candela spoke regarding his disapproval of the Board not doing anything about the King Road Mine in comparison to the Proclamation for Earth Day.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:12 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:26 A.M.

 

 

Bruce Greenlee introduced Felicia Carnegie Days who has written memoirs of her journey of addiction and how she has overcome it.  Ms. Days spoke concerning her book and introduced her mother, Alice Carnegie.  She stated she has copies of the book with her today if anyone is interested in a copy.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proposed Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Inglis for Building Inspection Services.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the proposed Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Inglis for building inspection services.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the proposed Interlocal Agreement with the Town of Inglis.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Final Surplus Auction Results.

 

Mr. Moody gave the results from the final surplus auction.  The total amount taken in was $28,551.  After a 4.89% commission to the auctioneers, the net amount for the County was $27,154.86.

C.     Proposed budget amendments to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office budget for inmate medical expenses.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Sheriff Smith an amendment to increase the inmate medical line item by $150,000 due to medical expenses of one inmate.  Mr. Moody stated the amount would come from Reserve.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the increase of $150,000 to the Sheriff’s inmate medical line item.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

Before voting, there was discussion among the commissioners about how to identify this money specifically for the one inmate’s medical expenses as this one patient has incurred the bulk of what has been expended this year.

Comm. Drew rescinds her motion

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the increase of $150,000 to the Sheriff’s inmate medical line item on the condition the County Board Office staff would follow and track expenses until the end of the year.  If any funds from this amendment are remaining at the end of the year they will be returned back to the Board.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

D.  Interlocal Agreement with the City of Cedar Key for EMS Impact Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Interlocal Agreement with the City of Cedar Key for the collection of  EMS Impact Fees.  The impact fee on new dwellings inside the City Limits will be $53.08 on new dwelling construction.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Cedar Key for the collection of EMS Impact Fees.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request approval to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement Modification #1.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval of the Board to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement Modification #1.  The original Agreement amount was $26,500 and they are extending the agreement period until June 30, 2010.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve and accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement Modification #1.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Base Grant Modification #2.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval of the Board to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance Base Grant Modification #2.  The Agreement is amended to increase the maximum amount payable under the Agreement by $2,154 which will bring the total to $138,130.99.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve and accept the Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance Base Grant Modification #2.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Royce Barber

A.     Request approval of purchase on new Medic Five Station.

 

Mr. Barber requests approval for the purchase of a new mobile home for the Medic Five Station from Prestige Home Centers, Inc. in Chiefland.  After requesting quotes from four different mobile home businesses in the Chiefland area, one responded with an amount.  Prestige Home Centers, Inc. gave an estimated cost of $73,000 -$76,000.  This includes the removal of the existing unit.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of a new mobile home for the Medic Five Station.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Discuss the need for a bariatric ambulance. – TABLED

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.

 

Mrs. Lombardo spoke on behalf of Desiree Painter and requested approval of proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.  The proposed changes are as follows:

On the School Board Category remove Jeff Davis as the Alternate Voting Member and replace with Jeff Edison.

On the Regional Workforce Development Board add Kathleen Woodring (primary voting member) and Margaret Spontak (alternate voting member).

On the Local Medical Community add Elizabeth Powers, R.N. (primary voting member) and Barbara Locke (alternate voting member).

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the above listed proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Dick Tummond,

A.     Satisfaction of Mortgage.

 

Mr. Tummond requested approval from the Board of the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Frank Williams in the amount of $33,341 – CDBG and $26,500 – HHRP for a total amount of $59,591.

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

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown, County Attorney

A.     Approval of Satisfaction of Mortgage for Nicole Godin, a settlement of foreclosure litigation, BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Nicole Godin, et al.

 

Atty. Brown requested approval from the Board for the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Nicole Godin.  Atty. Brown explained this is a SHIP loan and the County was the second mortgage holder.  It had gone into foreclosure and the County has been offered $2,000 to satisfy its SHIP mortgage.

Comm. Rook made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Nicole Godin.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson gave information regarding a meeting he attended on the Tri-County Hospital and reported the time extension was given until June 2nd.  Ameris is still working on funding and moving forward with “Stage 2” (Construction and Development) of their CON.

Comm. Johnson also wanted to let everyone know there will be a “Trash Art” auction at the Levy County Fair Thursday night to raise money for the Levy County Fair and local Civic groups.  He explained 55 gallon drums are painted by youth groups with help from local artists in the County and are auctioned to be used as trash cans or decorative art.  He gave information on some of the other events taking place during the fair.

Comm. Johnson stated he had spoken with the Commission on Ethics and apologized for his participation regarding his position as Commissioner at the Livestock Fair.  He was not aware of the public’s perception.

 

Comm. Drew stated this Saturday is the 25 mile bike ride fundraiser for the Levy County School Foundation which she is participating in.  It will begin in Chiefland from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the shopping center near Bubba Que’s.

 

Comm. Rooks thanked the individuals who went to Tallahassee and expressed concerns to the Legislators.   She stated she had lobbied for our Library funding.

 

Comm. Stevens

A.     Letter of Support for the American Cancer Society.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to have Atty. Brown prepare a Proclamation in support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to present at the next Board meeting.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Stevens also reminded everyone about the Rhino Outdoors Tri-County Pregnancy Center fundraiser clay shoot on April 24th.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:22

The meeting reconvened at 11:35

PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WORKSHOP

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

 

Comm. Rooks presented a request from Rep. Debbie Boyd for the Board to prepare a Resolution in support of House Bill 843 which will allow the Governor’s office to designate the catalyst sites in Suwannee and Columbia County as enterprise zones.  This designation would provide our partnership with tools to help in the efforts to attract target industries capable of producing high-paying jobs throughout the North Central Florida rural area of critical economic concern.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to have Atty. Brown prepare a Resolution supporting House Bill 843.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes NO.

 

 

PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Comm. Bell questioned #7 in Section 101 as to why the Attorney and her employees were excluded from this.  She is in favor of amending the employee contract with the Attorney.

Mrs. Martin stated it was adopted in 2004 and had never been changed.

Comm. Drew and Comm. Johnson requested a copy of the employment contract.

 

Comm. Rooks questioned where does the Board come in under the employee conditions, such as random drug testing?  Does this not apply to Commissioners as well?  Mr. Moody gave information on the County’s drug testing policy.

 

Bell asked about item 3(c) under Employee Supervision regarding performance evaluation.  Mrs. Martin answers as to how often and when this is done on a new hire.

 

Mrs. Martin provided copies of proposed amendments & policy changes to Board.

 

Comm. Drew questions about #801, the behavior of employees.  She asked are there things that would warrant immediate dismissal?  Mrs. Martin answers each instance is addressed individually.

 

The Commissioners are in favor of reviewing the material given and will wait to vote until next workshop.

 

Mrs. Martin stated she will have a “general” harassment policy prepared for the Commissioners to review at the next workshop.

 

Comm. Bell asked a question about why there is not any language in the manual about hiring department heads.

Comm. Stevens responds usually department heads are hired from within.

Comm. Bell and Comm. Drew are in favor of all department heads coming to the Board for interview.

Comm. Bell stated she is in favor of creating a policy for hiring department heads and would like to see how other counties do it.

 

Comm. Drew asked if employees working second jobs are required to report this to the Board.  Mr. Moody answered employees are required advise their employer if they work a second job.

 

Comm. Drew asked a question about lay-offs.  Mr. Moody answered the last person hired may not always be the first to be laid-off.  The determination to lay-off someone is determined more by the need for the position.

 

Comm. Drew commented on the Commissioners keeping up and placing all of their public records/travel in a central location and would be in favor of a written policy addressing this.

 

Mr. Moody asked if the Commissioners would like to interview the library applicants.  The interviewing is scheduled to take place right after the next Board meeting and move the next Policy and Procedures Workshop to the following Board meeting date.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:29 PM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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