BOCC Regular Meeting – January 19, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 19, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 19, 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 9:02 AM.  Bruce Greenlee 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 CARRIED.

 

CHECK NUMBER

   100041-100169

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

720,835.34

ROAD

98,408.79

SHIP

19,400.00

LIBRARY

1,457.11

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

95.85

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

414.88

TRANSPORTATION

16,826.93

911

2,083.28

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

1,528.07

PROGRESS ENERGY

516.56

EMS

46,465.44

FIRE

104,026.19

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

5,370.63

UTILITIES

1,785.60

DRUG TASK FORCE

1,342.45

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

4,729.33

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

47,406.87

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL  $      1,073,133.22

 

 

 PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.     Ordinance 2010-10 relating to the Public School Facilities Element and Capital Improvements Element of the Comprehensive Plan as Submitted.

 

Ms. Neely presented the Board with Ordinance 2010-01 which is a County initiated application to amend the text of the Levy County Comprehensive Plan Public School Facilities and Capital Improvements Element relating to the annual update of the 5-Year Schedule of Capital Improvements.

Comm. Bell called for public comment.  There was none for or against.

Atty. Brown read the Ordinance title into public record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2010-01.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested approval of SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival to be held March 4 – 6, 2010 from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Valerie Kanavy spoke regarding the event and answered questions from the Board members.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve SEP 3-09, Special Event:  Fun in the Sun Endurance Festival.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

A.     Request approval of the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.

 

Mr. West requested approval of the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.  He explained it provides for one year of GIS maintenance services and software support services.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Dispatch Mapping Support Project Agreement with GeoComm Incorporated.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of an Amendment to the Embarq Agreement.

 

Mr. West requested approval of an Amendment to the Embarq Agreement changing payment of maintenance annually rather than monthly.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Amendment to the Embarq Agreement changing payment of maintenance annually rather than monthly.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Request termination of Lease Agreement with Aquis.

 

Mr. Moody requested termination of Lease Agreement with Aquis regarding the Guardian ad litem housing agency and program due to roof leaks as well as mold and mildew in the building.  Mr. Moody stated Mr. Aqui had indicated repairs would not be done right away and was intending to wait until after his taxes were done to make any repairs.  The County leases half of the building while Another Way leases the other half.  Mr. Moody stated the Board is required to give six months notice in order to terminate.  He indicated a lease could be done through the Levy County School Board for a cost of $750 per month at the Workforce Connection location.  The lease could be done immediately.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to terminate the Lease Agreement with the Aquis.

The motion dies for lack of second.

The Board members discussed the situation of continuing paying the Aquis $450 per month for the next six months as well as rent to the Levy County School Board at $750 per month.

Atty. Brown offered to write a letter to the Aquis citing health concerns of the building for the employees and clients in an effort to terminate the Lease Agreement without continuing with the six-month additional rent.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to terminate the Lease Agreement with an effective date of February 1, 2010.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks requested an update at the next Board meeting from Mr. Moody on this situation.  Comm. Rooks suggested allowing the Guardian ad litem employees to meet with clients in the Board meeting room and use the Board office phones temporarily until office space can be made available.

 

B.     Request approval of Lease Agreement with the Levy County School Board. – TABLED

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request permission to begin sealed bid process and permitting process for the construction of the new Emergency Operations Center metal storage building.

 

Mr. Johnson requested permission to begin sealed bid process and permitting process for the construction of the new Emergency Operations Center metal storage building.  The estimated cost will be $50,000 to $52,000.  The first funding source for this building is from Progress Energy.  Emergency Management has had a two-year contract through the (REP) Radiological Emergency Planning Program Contract and have been able to hold back $40,000 in the program over the two year period.  The second source of funding is the (FDEM) Florida Division of Emergency Management (EMPA) Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $12,000.  No County matching funds are required as all the funds are currently in their budget.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to move forward with the bid process of the metal storage building as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request Approval of C32 Drainage Easement.

 

Mr. Greenlee brought Lee Mills to the podium to give explanation of widening and resurfacing of C32 and drainage easement.  Mr. Mills explained the easement is necessary to ease the drainage problem for land owned by Louie Gilbert.  The problem occurs close to where the School Board has an existing drainage facility for the school.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the C32 Drainage Easement.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Resolution 2010-07 Authorizing the Execution of Amendment #1 to Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for maintenance of Traffic Signals and Intersection Control Beacons in Levy County.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-07.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-07.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee gave information to the Board regarding a letter the Road Department had sent to the State regarding traffic accident information at the intersection of 320 and 341.  A response indicated there was only one confirmed traffic accident with injury during the time surveyed of one year and therefore did not warrant the control beacons to be placed at this location.

 

 

SHIP

 

Dick Tummond

A.  Deferred Payment Loan.

 

Mr. Tummond requested approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke in the amount of $19,400.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Tarrin E. Luke.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.     Request approval to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.  This contract is for the annual verification of hazardous waste management practices.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to renew the annual Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Contract.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

 

Comm. Drew stated there was a positive response to the recent Census Job Fair she hosted.  Comm. Drew also gave information regarding SB 218 and HB 318.  These are pertaining to inmate housing and an attempt is being made by Legislature to allow the Counties to pay only Medicare rates for inmates and to get medical rates uniform state-wide for all medical facilities.

 

Comm. Bell stated she had recently spoken with Frank Shoup regarding the Tri-County Hospital.  Mr. Shoup indicated an agreement was made between Ameris and Dasko.  Dasko would be building the hospital and Ameris would still be managing the hospital.  He indicated this agreement was on Mr. Lewis’s desk in the second draft form awaiting approval.

 

Comm. Rooks stated she had spoken with Lora Hollingsworth regarding the bridge funding.  She is expecting a response soon by e-mail.

 

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

Comm. Rooks stated she and Mark Johnson had attended the funeral Sunday for Captain Chad Reed from Dixie County and is asking for consensus from the Board to draft a Resolution to be sent to the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office and the Dixie County Board of County Commissioners in regard to Chad Reed.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to have a Resolution drafted by the County Attorney in regard to Captain Chad Reed of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:20 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – January 5, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 5, 2010

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 5, 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 9:10 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

      99968-100040

FUND

          AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,105,923.11

ROAD

28,496.42

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

291.16

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

359.92

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

0.00

TRANSPORTATION

526.46

911

345,361.55

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

0.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

0.00

EMS

3,010.32

FIRE

7,193.99

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

263.39

UTILITIES

394.97

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

3,334.95

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

4,482.74

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL  $      1,499,638.98

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular meeting held November 17, 2009 were presented for approval.  Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIED.

 

The minutes for the Regular meeting held December 8, 2009 were presented for approval.  Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIED.

 

CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON ELECTION

 

Comm. Rooks commended Comm. Bell for her leadership in the past year as Chairperson and made a motion to re-appoint her as the Board Chairperson and Comm. Stevens as the Vice-Chairman.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt,

A.     HaVa. 4-09, Hardship Variance

 

Mr. Corbitt presented Hardship Variance HaVa. 4-09 to the Board for approval.  The Hardship Variance is to allow for a second dwelling on the property owned by James and Janet Sharpe in order for their children to care for them.

Comm. Bell called for public comment.  There was none.

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

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2010-04 amending Resolution 2007-24, Adopting Amendments to Schedule of Permit Fees and Service Charges for Services provided by the Levy County Development Department.

 

Mr. Corbitt stated this Resolution provides for repeal of conflicting fee schedules and provides an effective date.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-04 amending Resolution 2007-24.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen introduced Carolyn Cohen of Chiefland to everyone and provided information about her new book about Levy County.  Ms. Cohen spoke about her new book “Levy County, Images of Florida”.  It focuses on the builders, founders and sites of Levy County.  She stated the books are available at local stores.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.     Request approval to submit w/authorizing resolutions the FY 2010-2011 Section 5311 (operating expenses) grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

Ms. Painter requested approval to submit with authorizing resolutions the FY 2010-2011 Section 5311 operating grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Ms. Painter stated this is a 50/50 soft match grant in the amount of $400,000.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-01 for the FY 2010-2011 Section 5311 operating grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval to submit w/authorizing resolutions the FY 2010-2011 Section 5310 (capital equipment) grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

Ms. Painter requested approval to submit with authorizing resolutions the FY 2010-2011 Section 5310 capital equipment application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Ms. Painter stated this is an 80/10/10 hard match grant in the amount of $70,529 to be used for the purchase of a generating system for the transit building and one E-350 Club Wagon van.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-02 for the FY 2010-2011 Section 5310 capital equipment application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request approval to submit w/authorizing resolutions the 2010-2011 Section 5316 (operating and capital expenses) grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

Ms. Painter requested approval to submit with authorizing resolutions the 2010-2011 Section 5316 operating and capital expenses grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Ms. Painter stated this is a 50/50 soft match for operational and 80/20 hard match for capital equipment grant in the amount of $350,000 to be used for job access reverse commute.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-03 for the 2010-2011 Section 5316 operating and capital expenses grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.  Request approval of the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for capital with 80/20 hard match.

 

Ms. Painter requested approval of the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for capital with 80/20 hard match in the amount of $89,291 with a 10% match with a date change.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for capital with date change.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Request approval of the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for operational expenses 50/50 soft match.

 

Ms. Painter requested approval of the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for operational expenses 50/50 soft match in the amount of $187,500 with changes.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the 5316 Joint Participation Agreement for operational expenses with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request adoption of Resolution 2010-05 to schedule a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. for the closure of Lacoocha Street as requested by Petitioners Foster Pericciuoli and Nezmer and Patricia Calzolari.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested adoption of Resolution 2010-05 to schedule a Public Hearing as stated above.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-05.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Bill Phillips of Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast spoke about starting a private bus company with a goal of servicing five counties.  His vision is to provide upscale transportation on busses equipped with restrooms and galleys.  The busses will also have T.V. monitors as well as wi-fi and GPS tracking.

 

Mr. Moody stated Gerald Heathcoat, Mayor of Williston, inviting the Board to a workshop on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. at the R.V. Crossings in Williston with the Florida League of Cities Special Legislative Workshop for the Suwannee River League of Cities.

Mr. Moody stated FACT is hosting a series of workshops at several UF/IFAS extension offices.

Mr. Moody stated the Levy County Health Department still has the H1N1/Swine Flu vaccine available and will be available at the Courthouse Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for anyone interested in getting the vaccine at no charge.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Bell reminded everyone interviews will be held today at 1:00 P.M. for Library Services Director.

 

Comm. Stevens reminded everyone there will be fundraisers coming up in Williston in March and April at Rhino Outdoors.  The Sporting Clay’s Fundraiser for both the Williston FFA and Tri-County Pregnancy Center are planned again for this year.

 

Comm. Drew questioned Mr. Corbitt about the County’s CRS rating changing from an 8 to a 7, which corresponds to insurance rates going down.  She thanked Mr. Corbitt for his work on this.

Comm. Drew also stated she will be co-sponsoring a Census Bureau Job Fair January 16, 2010 at Inglis/Yankeetown Lions Club from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  For every person in Levy County who does not sign up when they receive their application, the county looses $3,600.

Comm. Drew stated the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, a 400 acre wilderness park in Yankeetown has partnered with Disney to do a “Give a Day – Get a Day Program”.  If you volunteer your time to help clean up the park, Disney will give you a day free at their park.  To participate, you would go online to sign up.  This was so popular, it is now full.  She suggested if anyone has any ongoing projects where volunteers could come in to do work, it might be something to check into.

Comm. Drew also announced today is Mr. Moody’s Birthday.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:13 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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