BOCC Regular Meeting – August 16, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 16, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

 105579-105711

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

347,943.18

ROAD

233,359.37

SHIP

475.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

21,065.97

TRANSPORTATION

4,874.00

COURT FACILITIES

8,790.50

PROGRESS ENERGY

557.27

EMS

36,947.65

FIRE

4,834.75

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               344.66

UTILITIES            2,258.20
DRUG TASK FORCE

            1,695.00

ADD COURT COSTS

            2,251.19

DEBT SERVICE

        495,762.50

CAPITAL PROJECTS

            1,366.01

LANDFILL

            8,276.90

TOTAL $  1,170,802.15
ONLINE TRANSFER -EMS

          100,000.00

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held July 19, 2011 and August 2, 2011.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on July 19, 2011 and August 2, 2011 with an amendment to the August 2nd minutes.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.    Request approval to accept bid for roof replacement on the Recycling building.

 

Andrew Carswell from Mills Engineering spoke to the Board regarding bids received for the roof replacement on theRecyclingBuilding.  The roof replacement will be funded through the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant which will be in the amount of $70,588 for this year.  The bids received and total amounts are as follows:

 

Union LaSteel                         $55,261.60

Mac Johnson Roofing             $38,752.00

J & L Construction                 $34,624.00

 

Mr. Carswell explained the bid from J & L Construction had been altered from the bid format.  Mr. Carswell then recommended the Mac Johnson bid.

Tracy Stockman from J & L Construction spoke explaining the reason for their bid in linear feet.

After a question by Mr. Moody of whether or not this could be re-bid, Mr. Jerrels stated the bid is required to be submitted to DEP by September 1.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the bid from Union LaSteel explaining why this choice was preferred.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

 

Comm. Drew rescinds her motion.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the bid from J & L Construction with consideration of Mr. Carswell’s professional opinion.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Bell                 Comm. Stevens

Comm. Drew

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the bid from Mac Johnson Roofing.  Comm. Stevens passes the gavel to Vice-Chairman Johnson and seconds the motion.  The votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Stevens           Comm.Bell

Comm. Johnson          Comm. Drew

 

Comm. Bell made a second motion to accept the bid from J & L Construction.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

Comm. Stevens states the wording of the motion needs to be on record to justify choosing J & L Construction as they had deviated from the bid format.

After discussion, Comm. Stevens asked Mr. Jerrels to find out what the “drop dead” date is for submission of the bid to DEP and vote on this item before the conclusion of the meeting.

This item is TABLED until later in the meeting.

 

Mr. Carswell then requested the Board to hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Carswell presented the following bids to the Board for theWasteTireCollectionCenterat the Levy County Solid Waste Management Facility:

 

Ditty Construction      $34,000.00

B. H. Builders             $18,328.00

J & L Construction     $16,611.50

 

Mr. Carswell recommends approving J & L Construction as they are the lowest bid.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the bid with J & L Construction and to have the Chairman sign the contract.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

At 10:05 A.M., Mr. Jerrels returned to the meeting and informed the Board a decision could wait until September 6th and the bid could be submitted on that day to DEP.

 

Comm. Bell rescinds his motion from earlier to accept the bid from J & L Construction.  Comm. Johnson rescinds his second of the motion.

 

The Board decided by consensus to re-advertise for bids, requiring the bids to be received by September 1st at 10:00 A.M.  The wording will be changed to request linear foot pricing on purlins replacement.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    Special Event 1-11, “Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction.”

 

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of the Special Event 1-11, “Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction.”  Mr. Corbitt states the attraction will be open beginning October 1st and each Friday and Saturday from 7:00 P.M. to 11:P.M. during the month of October.  The applicant, Mrs. Watson stated the only change to the event this year is the addition of a corn maze.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Special Event 1-11, “Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction” as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

A.    VAB Board selection – Two County Commission Board members, one alternate and one homeowner representative.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board approve Value Adjustment Board members for the coming year.  The current members are Comm. Stevens, Comm. Johnson and Comm. Drew was selected as an alternate.  Ivan Chubb has been the Homeowner representative.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the current members for another year.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board to hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Moody presents information about an e-mail received from Meridian Behavioral Healthcare requesting a letter of support to First Coast Management Services, Inc., an organization with a history of proven experience in working with State contracts to be the Managing Entity for theNortheast Floridaregion.  The letter will need the chairman signature.

After discussion, the Commissioners all agreed they are not comfortable a writing letter not knowing anything about the organization.

 

 

COUNTY EXTENSION

 

Barbara Edmonds,Multi-CountyMasterGardener Coordinator

A.    Request approval to submit application to the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture People Garden Grant Program (#003503).

 

Ms. Edmonds requested Board approval to submit for the Peoples Garden Grant Program in the amount of $32,000.  The Grant funds will be used to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application for the Peoples Garden Grant Program as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMS

 

Trish Siebold

A.    Request approval to apply for 2011CountyGrant.

 

Ms. Siebold requested Board approval of the application for the 2011EMSCountyGrantin the amount of $7,003.00 and accompanying Resolution.  The Grant money will be used for training equipment.  Ms. Siebold then read into record the title of Resolution 2011-48.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application of the 2011EMSCountyGrantand Resolution 2011-48 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Write offs (Billing, Medicare, Medicaid).

 

Trish requests Board approval ofEMSwrite-offs through M.J. Altman Company including amounts from 2008 up to 2011 in the amount of $1,390,127.96, which does not include the Medicare/Medicaid adjustment amount of $650,623.49.

 

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

 

 

FIRE

 

Rick Bloom

A.    Request to replace Rescue vehicle under 2010-2011 Florida Sheriff’s Association/Florida Association of Counties Purchasing Contract.

 

Mr. Bloom requests Board approval to purchase a 2012 Ford F450 Rescue Vehicle under the State Contract price of $46,988.00 from the Florida Sheriff’s Association/Florida Association of Counties Purchasing Contract.  He explained this vehicle will replace the existing 1991 Ford F350 Rescue Unit in Morriston.

 

Discussion followed regarding the Fire Department rolling over funds and if this purchase was necessary at this time.  Mr. Bloom explained the Fire Department had been saving funds in order to make a purchase such as this to replace an older vehicle.

Sheila Rees and Jared Blanton from the Finance Department of the Clerk’s Office spoke to the Board regarding the Fire Department’s budget.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to advertise for bids to purchase a rescue vehicle for the Fire Department in order to allow local businesses the opportunity to participate in the bid.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Adopt Resolution 2011-42 to schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of NE 135 Avenue as requested by the Petitioner, Sandra Hall.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to adopt Resolution 2011-42, scheduling a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of NE 135th Avenue as requested by the Petitioner, Sandra Hall.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-42 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.     Authorize agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for Safe Routes to School for Chiefland Elementary and Middle School.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for Safe Routes to School for Chiefland Elementary and Middle School with accompanying Resolution 2011-41.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation and accompanying Resolution 2011-41 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Adoption of Resolution 2011-43 to schedule a public hearing on September 6, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of SE 31 Lane as requested by the Petitioners, Alan and Cindy Kendall.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-43 to schedule a public hearing on September 6, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of a portion of SE 31 Lane as requested by the Petitioners, Alan and Cindy Kendall.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-43 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.    Direction for railroad construction on C-316.  – TABLED –

 

E.     Presentation of bid awards for yearly supply items.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented the bids received for yearly supply items to the Commissioners.  He stated there was no bid received for Motor Oils and Emulsion Prime-Tar due to the economy and within the bid documents there is a clause stating the bid prices shall be firm for the contract period.  Mr. Greenlee requested direction from the Board on how to proceed with getting bids for these items.

 

The following are bids received for culvert pipe:

 

Contech Construction Prod., Inc.

Gulf Atlantic Culvert Co.

Metal Culverts, Inc.

 

Mr. Greenlee recommended the bid from Metal Culverts, Inc.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to award the bid for Culvert Pipe to Metal Culverts, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated there was one bid received for Porta Potty’s from Jones Plumbing.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to award the bid for Porta Potty’s to Jones Plumbing.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated there was one bid received for Safety Items from Safety Zone Specialists.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to award the bid for Safety Items to Safety Zone Specialists.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The following are the bids received for Signs:

 

Rocal, Inc.

Vulcan Signs

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to award the bid for Signs to Rocal, Inc. and Vulcan Signs.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The following are the bids received for Sod:

 

Scherer Quality Farms, Inc.

Smith & Sons Sod, Inc.

Mr. Greenlee recommended the bid from Scherer Quality Farms, Inc.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to award the bid for Sod to Scherer Quality Farms, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The bids received for Striping are as follows:

 

Jenkins Painting, Inc.

Roadscape NorthFlorida

 

Mr. Greenlee recommended the bid from Jenkins Painting, Inc.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to award the bid for Striping to Jenkins Painting, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

The bids received for Asphalt are as follows:

 

Anderson Columbia, Inc.

Central Materials Co.

Duval Asphalt

V.E. Whitehurst & Sons

 

Mr. Greenlee recommended the bid from Central Materials, Inc.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to award the bid for Asphalt to Central Materials, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated he had been contacted by the City ofCedar Keyabout the possibility of cleaning under Bridge #340011, which is the first bridge before the airport onAirport Road.  After sending a letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection notifying them of the potential work to be started Mr. Greenlee stated he received an e-mail from the Coordinator, Jim Mayer.  A permit fee of $100 will be required for an exemption in order to do the clean-up work under the bridge.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond, Assistant to theCountyCoordinator

A.    Approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for Maxima Collis, HHRP PA #05.

 

B.     Approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for Evelyn L. Dinkins, HHRP PA #94-1.

 

C.     Approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for Mario/TeresaTolentino,PA#278.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval for the following Satisfaction of Mortgages:

 

Purchase Assistance    Rehabilitation

Maxima Collis                                     $10,000

Evelyn L. Dinkins                               $15,000

Mario and Teresa Tolentino                $  7,000                       $2,800

 

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

 

Mr. Tummond advised the Commissioners he had received a report from Florida Rural Water this morning concerning the rate study for Manatee and University Oaks and he will be providing the Commissioners with a copy of the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear a non-agenda item concerning Levy County Transit.

 

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

 

Connie Conley requested the Board allow them to hire a Grant Administrator in order to apply for a Grant mentioned at a recent Board meeting as the date to have this Grant submitted is coming up in October and Desiree is on Family Medical Leave.  She stated Steven Tocknell had helped them in the past with some other small Grants and was willing to assist in getting the Grant.  An initial amount of $4,000 would be paid to him to get the process started and by the end another $4,000 would be due.  Ms. Conley questioned if this would need to go through the bid process.  This is a 100% non-matching Grant for maintenance facilities and they are looking for property to purchase to build a maintenance facility which can also be utilized by the other County Departments.

 

Atty. Brown answered this falls under what would need to be bid but since the policy had been adopted by a motion and vote, the Board could waive it by a motion and vote for a special circumstance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to allow the Transit Department to move forward with contracting a Grant Administrator.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Terry Witt asked when the next Budget Workshop would be held.

Mr. Moody answered the next Budget Workshop will be on September 6th.

 

 

ATTORNEY REPORT

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

 

Atty. Brown reported to the Board the Judge ruled in favor of the County in the Yankeetown Tarmac case.

 

Atty. Brown informed the Board of a couple of Public Hearings she will be scheduling in September.  The Legislature this year did some regulation of firearms pre-empting firearms regulation by counties.  The main change to the existing regulations is it expanded it and it also creates personal penalties for the county representatives.  Atty. Brown recommended removing whatever Ordinances or regulation of firearms the county has now on the books.  Atty. Brown suggested the Public Hearings be held on September 6th and the evening of September 19th.   Atty. Brown states this is supported by NRA and is intended to stop local regulations which might be different.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported the Levy County Education Foundation’s Beast Feast October 8th at Black Prong.  The Board sponsored a table last year and would like to see if the Board would like to do this again.  He will bring it up again later.

Comm. Johnson asked if a Resolution is needed to address the issue of local business preference.

 

Atty. Brown stated she had sent the Commissioners a proposed Ordinance and there are many options to choose from.

 

Comm. Stevens requests the Board to hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Comm. Stevens asked if the Board would be interested in bidding for the advertisement of the Board Meetings and Hearings in an effort to save money.  He stated he would like to send letters to each of the local papers corporate offices.

Atty. Brown and Mr. Moody will put together the bid specifics and will get this back to the Board for their review possibly by the end of September.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:35 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – August 2, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AUGUST 2, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on August 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

CHECK NUMBER

 105466-105578

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,028,891.94

ROAD

          26,112.70

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

                 89.95

TRANSPORTATION

            1,244.20

911

          10,583.33

COURT FACILITIES

                   7.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

            1,413.72

EMS

            8,452.40

FIRE

          87,313.10

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

               334.64

UTILITIES

               825.20

ADD COURT COSTS

            2,168.41

CAPITAL PROJECTS

               919.59

LANDFILL

          10,918.89

TOTAL $  1,179,275.07

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held July 5, 2011.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held July 5, 2011.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Patty Galyean, Executive Assistant

A.    Ratify a grant application for Drug Task Force Unit.

 

Mrs. Galyean requested Board approval to ratify a grant application for the Byrne Grant, which is the continuing grant for the Drug Task Force.  The amount of the grant is $60,003.

Comm. Drew made a motion to ratify the grant application for the Drug Task Force Unit as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.    Consider approval of Hardship Variance for Richard and Tami Hooper (HaVa 2-11).

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 2-11 for petitioners Richard and Tami Hooper.  The Hardship Variance is to allow a second dwelling in order to care for the mother of Richard Hooper.

Comm. Stevens asked if there was any ex-parte by the Commissioners.  There was none.

Comm. Stevens asked if anyone would like to speak for or against this petition.

Richard Hooper stated the hardship variance is to allow him to care for his mother.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Hardship Variance Ha.Va. 2-11 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Public Safety Director employment negotiations.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Committee recommendations for the Public Safety Director nominee, David Knowles a salary of $68,500 to begin August 22.  A mid-term evaluation would be done at three months and after a six month evaluation the salary would increase to $75,000.  Mr. Knowles would be required to relocate toLevyCountywithin six months and the position is not contracted, but an at-will position.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the proposed negotiations and hire David Knowles as the Levy County Public Safety Director.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Group Health Insurance.

 

Mr. Moody requested a Board decision on the Group Health Insurance coverage either at the morning meeting or the evening meeting today.

Comm. Bell spoke to the other Commissioners of information regarding switching the current Health Insurance to a HSA plan (Health Savings Account).

Mrs. Martin gave information to the Commissioners for review of possible savings in choosing the HSA plan as well as information on employee Life Insurance.  The Life Insurance rates decreased from $.26 to $.23 per $1,000 and there will be a new Voluntary Life Benefit for spouse’s, which may be purchased by the employee.

Mrs. Martin then provided information for the Commissioners regarding the HSA plan offered by the current insurance company used, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to research the information provided before making a decision at the evening meeting.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley

A.    Request 4% decrease in Agency for Persons with Disabilities rates for period of 07/01/11 to 08/31/12.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the Amendment to the Medicaid Waiver Services Agreement for Transportation Services with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities for the period of 07/01/11 to 08/31/12, in which there is a 4% provider rate decrease.  Mrs. Conley stated they were aware of this change and had adjusted their budged accordingly.

 

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

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Town ofBronsonrequested the Road Department to repair/road paving for city streets.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated the Town ofBronsonhad requested the Road Department re-surfaceGarner Street.  The estimated cost for the Road Department would be $18,138.18.

Comm. Stevens stated he would like for the Town ofBronsonto pay all costs, not just to share the cost of this project, as they had requested.   Comm. Johnson agrees and states he is in favor of the Town ofBronsonfully reimbursing the Road Department.

Jimmy Dunsford spoke from the Town ofBronsonand stated they would like to use the Road Department as it would be the most cost effective choice.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Road Department resurfacingGarner Streetwith the Town ofBronsonreimbursing all costs associated with this project.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

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

 

Comm. Drew spoke of the Planning Commission position which was to expire in April, 2010.  Comm. Drew stated she had recommended someone new for the position at that time, but the Board decided to re-appoint the same person instead.  Referring to the June 21st 2011, meeting in which Comm. Bell recommended the person serving on the Planning Commission in his district to be removed and re-appointed someone new.  Comm. Drew asked to be given the same consideration as Comm. Bell.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to remove the person from her district serving on the Planning Commission, Thad Barber.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the votes were cast as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Bell                Comm. Stevens

Comm. Drew              Comm. Johnson

 

The Motion does not pass.

 

Barney Cannon spoke from the audience and stated a Commissioner should be able to appoint whoever they wish.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Teresa Watson from the office of State Representative Leonard Bembry stated Session will be starting early beginning January 10th until March 9th and the Levy County Legislative Delegation Hearing will be September 26th at 3:00 P.M.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 9:49 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

 

A.    Adopt the 2011-2012 AnnualEMSTax Assessment Rate Resolution 2011-35 for 2011-12 fiscal year.

 

Atty. Brown presented the 2011-2012 AnnualEMSTax Assessment Rate, Resolution 2011-35 for Board approval.

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

Milton Fortner spoke against stating the fees were too high.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to set the 2011-2012 AnnualEMSTax Assessment Rate at $76.  The 2010-2011 Rate was $38 for residential and varying rates by square footage for commercial.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Adopt the 2011-2012 Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution 2011-32 for 2011-12 fiscal year.

 

Atty. Brown presented the 2011-12 Annual Rate Resolution for Fire Protection Services, Resolution 2011-32 for Board approval.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to set the 2011-12 Annual Rate, Resolution 2011-32, for Fire Protection Services at $40.  The 2010-2011 Rate was $31.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Adopt the Annual Rate Resolution 2011-33 for Solid Waste Assessment for 2011-12 fiscal year.

 

Atty. Brown presented Annual Rate Resolution 2011-33 for Solid Waste Assessment for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to set the 2011-12 Annual Rate for Solid Waste Assessment, Resolution 2011-33 at the same rate as last year, $25.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.  Adopt the Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance

 

Atty. Brown presented the 2011-12 Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Services Assessments, Resolution 2011-34 for Board Approval.

 

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

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the 2011-12 Annual Rate Resolution for Roadway Maintenance Services Assessments at the same rate as last year, Resolution 2011-34.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Public Hearing was now closed at 7:16 P.M.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

B.    Group Health Insurance. (continued from morning agenda)

 

Mrs. Martin provided information regarding whether or not the Board could seek a different Insurance Carrier for this upcoming fiscal year.  She explained a letter of intent had to be provided to the current carrier by August 1st in order to withdraw any time within this next fiscal year, so the Board is committed to the PRM plans through September 30, 2012.  The Commissioners agreed to seek bids for alternative Carriers for the following fiscal year.

Discussion of dependent coverage among the Commissioners followed regarding whether or not the Board would absorb the increase in premiums.

Comm. Drew made a motion to adopt the current insurance.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to absorb insurance increase.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SET TENTATIVE MILLAGE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-12

 

Danny Shipp stated current millage is 7.4212.  The rolled-back rate is 8.0614.  Mr. Shipp reminded the Commissioners once the rate is set, it cannot be increased.  It can only be decreased.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to set the millage rate at 8.4212.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the tentative millage at the rolled-back rate of 8.0614.

The motion dies for lack of a second.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to set the millage rate at 8.25.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the votes were cast as follows.

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Bell                Comm. Johnson

Comm. Drew              Comm. Stevens

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to set the tentative millage at the rolled-back rate of 8.0614.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to present a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes No.

 

Comm. Bell stated he has a presentation from the Workforce Connection, which is an 11th Amendment restated about the configuration of numbers to get a quorum.  This requires a Board vote.

Atty. Brown states this is the 11th restated Agreement of the Workforce Connection and will only change the number of members.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement as presented with the Chairman’s signature.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:14 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                            BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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