BOCC Regular Meeting – February 16, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 16, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 16, 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:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Rooks moved to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

CHECK NUMBER

    100315-100472

FUND

            AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

123,760.63

ROAD

159,702.03

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

1,828.68

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

46.53

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

18,881.07

TRANSPORTATION

1,150.32

911

0.00

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

9,750.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

6,902.04

EMS

278,579.61

FIRE

55,519.61

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,608.00

UTILITIES

1,021.60

DRUG TASK FORCE

3,000.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

1,528.32

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

131,612.50

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

62,734.98

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL  $         857,625.92

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

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

 

 

VFW

 

Ivan Chubb

A.     Presentation.

 

Mr. Chubb and Jack Hudson presented a certificate of appreciation to Susan Haines and thanked her for her work with the VFW.

 

 

GOETHE STATE FOREST

 

Bobby Cahal, Goethe State Forest

A.     Presentation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

 

Mr. Cahal presented the Board with a Revenue Sharing check in the amount of $58,199.75 for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

 

KING ROAD MINE

 

Mr. Feldhusen, Yankeetown, Florida

A.     King Road Mine, Attorney Response on Question/Comments Test Pit Reclamation.

 

Mr. Feldhusen spoke on behalf of Mr. Jack Schofield of Yankeetown, Florida, as Mr. Schofield could not be present.  Mr. Feldhusen read a letter from Mr. Schofield to the Board.  In his letter, Mr. Schofield referred to a letter written back in November, 2009, addressing concerns about Special Exception Use Permit SE 3-05.  Issues in the letter were referred to Atty. Brown and the letter today is requesting clarification on the response given in Atty. Brown’s memorandum dated January 5, 2010.

Atty. Brown stated she had already addressed the issues. Comm. Drew also responded to questions raised in the letter.  Comm. Rooks stated she is in favor of following Atty. Brown’s recommendation at this time to do nothing anything at this time.

Comm. Drew made a motion to enforce the terms of Special Exception 3-05.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Drew made a motion refer this to a third party independent mediator.  The motion dies for lack of a second.

Comm. Bell stated the Board would take no further action at this time.

A member of the audience, Mr. Lineberger asked Mr. Corbitt about a letter from the BOMR regarding Special Exception 3-05.  Mr. Corbitt responded Special Exception 3-05 was for prospecting and not for mining, therefore a letter would not exist.

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS

 

William Lake, Mayor

Town of Inglis

A.  The Dissolution of the Town of Inglis and its Effects on Levy County.

 

Mr. Lake spoke to the Board regarding the possibility of the dissolution of the Town of Inglis and its effects on Levy County.

Evan Sullivan spoke on behalf of Sheriff Smith.  He stated the Sheriff’s Department is obligated to take over the Inglis Police duties if they dissolve, but Sheriff Smith wanted to go on record as not wishing to do so.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Robert Blackburn spoke regarding the condition of NE 120th Terr.  He stated the road had been scheduled for resurfacing previously, but the date had to be moved.  He asked the Board to move this road up on the list to be resurfaced.

Mr. Greenlee explained the Road Department has to go by a list of roads approved for resurfacing.  The roads are worked on in the order they are approved unless directed to do otherwise and funding must also be available in their budget.

Comm. Johnson stated since this road is in his district, he would be out to check the road this afternoon.

Michael Peters and Michael Andrew White both spoke regarding the agenda item of the dissolution of the Town of Inglis.  Comm. Rooks responded and addressed their concerns.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proposed Recreation Funds Policy and Guidelines.

 

Mr. Moody spoke regarding the proposed Recreation Funds Policy and Guidelines as provided in the Board members packets. Comm. Bell pointed out things she had questioned previously not addressed in guidelines as presented, such as the youth leagues providing the Board with a Form 990.

Comm. Rooks requested a change in the wording of requesting a purchase order before goods are to be ordered.

Comm. Stevens requested to add what Comm. Rooks had questioned and bring the policy back at the next Board meeting.

 

B.     List of Surplus Items for Auction.

 

Mr. Moody stated the Surplus Auction is set for March 27, 2010.  He presented a list of surplus items for sale to the Board members.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the surplus list.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request from Bronson Community Church for Equipment.

 

With the Boards permission, Bronson Community Church and the Vision Christian Academy or any other churches and any non-profit organizations will be able to view items before the final list is prepared for auction.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Modification to State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Agreement extending the expiration date.

 

Mr. Johnson requested a modification of the SHSGP expiration date, extending it from May 31, 2010 to June 1, 2010.  Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the modification extending the expiration date.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Modification to Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance (EMPA) Base Grant Agreement Amount.

 

Mr. Johnson requested a modification to the EMPA base grant agreement amount.  He explained this amount is part of their operating funds from the State.  The original annual agreement amount is $102,724.00.  The remaining amount is $33,252.99, which is from the 2008-2009 Federal Management Performance Grant (EMPG Funds).  This is the Federal portion of their operating funds, which showed up late in the fiscal year.  The State is asking for this amount to be rolled over into the current year.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the modification.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell announced the meeting regarding exotic animals had been postponed from March 2, 2010.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she would be at meeting tomorrow in Franklin County regarding FWC proposed rule changes.

 

Comm. Drew announced on February 27th from 1:00-3:00 PM Cynthia Barnett will be speaking at the Yankeetown Library about her new book “Blue is the New Green.”

 

Rob Corbitt gave update on Dr. Suzanne Billiar, DVM, an applicant requesting a time extension.  They did not withhold Code Enforcement and will be appearing in court April 13th at 9:00 AM.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:39 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – February 2, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FEBRUARY 2, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on February 2, 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:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Stevens moved to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Comm. Rooks seconded and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

   100170-100314

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,291,927.56

ROAD

79,452.53

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

699.20

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

358.85

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

0.00

TRANSPORTATION

978.37

911

26,563.33

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

3,640.38

PROGRESS ENERGY

150.43

EMS

72,125.06

FIRE

36,731.29

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

1,084.70

UTILITIES

972.24

DRUG TASK FORCE

8,495.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

2,124.27

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

896.60

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

69,039.73

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL  $      1,595,239.54
TRANSFER TO LIBRARY  $           47,004.75

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the following Board Meetings were presented for approval:

 

Regular Meeting held December 22, 2009                    Library Director Interviews held January 5, 2010

Regular Meeting held January 5, 2010               Regular Meeting held January 19, 2010

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Petition No. FP 1-09, Final Plat of “Wolfwood”.

 

Atty. Brown swore in anyone wishing to speak on any of the three petitions presented for approval.  Comm. Bell called for ex parte of Commissioners and there was none.  Comm. Bell then called for public comment and there was none.

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. FP 1-09 to the Board for approval.

Comm. Bell called for anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition and there was none.  Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. 1-09.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Petition No. PP 1-10, Preliminary Plat of “Vaughn’s Acres”.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. PP 1-10 to the Board for approval.

Comm. Bell called for anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition and there was none.  Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. PP 1-10.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Petition No. PP 2-10, Preliminary Plat of “Rejoli Acres.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Petition No. PP 2-10 to the Board for approval.

Comm. Bell called for anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition and there was none.  Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Petition No. PP 2-10.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested a meeting date and time from the Board for a Special Exception Hearing regarding an exotic animal farm.  The date and time was agreed upon for March 2, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. in Courtroom A.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Bruce Greenlee, Road Department Administrative Superintendent

A.     Resolution 2010-06 approving a Petition to Vacate, Abandon, and Close a portion of a road known as Lacoocha Street in Town Site of Tuckaho, Florida.

 

Comm. Bell called for public comment and there was none.

Mr. Greenlee requested approval of Resolution 2010-06 approving a Petition to Vacate, Abandon, and Close a portion of a road known as Lacoocha Street in Town Site of Tuckaho, Florida.  The road is located in Inglis off of HWY 40 East.

Comm. Bell called for anyone wishing to speak for or against.

Foster Percolli came forward stating he had requested closing a portion of the road as he owns and maintains the property on either side of the road.  There was none against.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-06.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Proposed Contract for constructing or otherwise improving Levy County Road 32 particularly known as Financial Project ID: 424175-1-58-01.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval of the proposed contract for constructing or otherwise improving LCR 32 particularly known as Financial Project ID: 424175-1-58-01.  Mr. Lee Mills spoke to the Board and presented the bid results with a recommendation to use Anderson Columbia at the amount of $713,519.87.  Mr. Mills requested of the Board if the low bid is accepted, to include in the motion upon preparation of the contract, the Chairperson to be authorized to sign in order to avoid delays.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the proposed contract for constructing or otherwise improving LCR 32, particularly known as Financial Project ID: 424175-1-58-01 as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated to the Board for the record, Mr. Gilbert had declined the easement for this project, but this will not stop the project from going forward.

 

 

BRONSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 

Phyllis Cowart, Bronson United Methodist Church

A.     Water Situation at the Methodist Church after State’s Attorney building was constructed.

 

Mrs. Cowart spoke to the Board regarding the water issue in the churchyard as a result of construction of the State Attorney building and asked if the situation could be corrected.  Mr. Moody spoke regarding water collecting at the site and asked Mr. Mills to speak also.  Mr. Mills explained a topographical study was done at the State Attorney building site before construction and the rain holding in the churchyard does not appear to be a result of runoff from this building.  He stated it would take a significant rain event to determine if there was any runoff from the State Attorney building.  The Board members agreed to look into the situation.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC.

 

Carol McQueen, Chairperson

A.     Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested approval of the Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. as prepared by Atty. Brown.  She stated the Agreement was the same as last year with one addition, #3, which is from the September 10, 2009 meeting in which the Board approved their budget and an additional $15,000 for TEAM LEVY in matched funding.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Agreement between Levy County and Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen announced to the Board on January 15, 2010 the Executive Director, Amanda Douglas had resigned from the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Levy County Enterprise Zone.  The position will be posted by next week.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Update on Guardian ad Litem Space.

 

Mr. Moody gave an update on the Guardian ad Litem space as previously discussed at the last meeting.  Mr. Moody stated Atty. Brown had sent a certified letter to the Aquis January 20, 2010 and the signed return receipt had been received by the Attorney’s office.  No response has come to date from Dr. Aqui.  The building has been vacated as of Friday and the employees are presently working out of Gilchrist County.

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request approval to accept the Lease Agreement between the City of Williston and Levy County for the use of the Williston Airport as a Primary County Emergency Staging Area during times of declared emergency.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval to accept the Lease Agreement between the City of Williston and Levy County for the use of the Williston Airport as a Primary County Emergency Staging Area during times of declared emergency.  Mr. Johnson stated this agreement is a two year culmination of hard work and cooperation made by all parties involved to make this happen so Levy County will be prepared to respond and recover more effectively in the event of a “Hurricane Katrina” type storm coming into Levy County.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Lease Agreement between the City of Williston and Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Royce Barber, Assistant Director

A.     Resolution 2010-08 authorizing the Chair to execute an application for a grant from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, EMS County Grant Program; authorizing the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Department to perform administrative duties under the grant.

 

Mr. Barber requested approval of Resolution 2010-08.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-08.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Barber stated he had a non-agenda item which would require a vote.

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

 

Mr. Barber requested approval of two 9010 Matching Grant Program Applications for ambulances and stretchers.  The items requested in the applications are for one Med Unit and ten stretchers.  The County match for the Med Unit is $13,400 and the match for the ten stretchers is $10,748.80.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Grant Applications as presented.  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 Satisfaction of Mortgage for John and Joyce Gibson in the amount of $9,645 in Purchase Assistance and $3,355 in Rehabilitation Assistance.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson had question for Mr. Greenlee about whether or not rumble strips would be replaced on CR 102.  Mr. Greenlee stated they would be replaced.

 

Comm. Drew questioned Mr. Moody about Recreation Funds.  Mr. Moody responded he would be able to give some information by the next Board meeting.

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Budget Review.

 

Comm. Rooks spoke about the budget crunch for next two years emphasizing how it will be more difficult and additional cuts will need to be made.

 

B.     Proclamation 2010-09 recognizing Dixie County Sheriff Officer, Captain Chad Reed slain in the line of duty.

 

Comm. Rooks requested approval of Proclamation 2010-09.  Comm. Rooks read the proclamation into record and made a motion to approve.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she has a meeting scheduled with DOT this Friday morning to discuss bridges in Cedar Key.  Comm. Rooks stated she had also attended a meeting regarding septic tanks and pollution issues in Ocala recently and plans to attend more of these meetings.  The meeting was in regard to springs protection.

 

Comm. Bell stated she had spoken recently with Rep. Leonard Bembry regarding the Certificate of Need extension for the Chiefland hospital.  Comm. Bell also spoke regarding the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights,” also called the TABOR bill and a meeting regarding this she had attended recently.  She stated this bill allows the State to cap revenues on the local level, which hurts small counties.

 

Comm. Bell stated she has been working to find out how Levy county residents with out of county addresses will affect census information.  She wants to know if our county will lose money as a result of out of county addresses for citizens actually living in the county.

 

Comm. Bell recognized Mayor Bill Lake of Inglis, and Ms. Debra Jones and Marcus Collins from Williston.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:14 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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