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BOCC Regular Meeting – July 20, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 20, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 20, 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. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

 101810-101956

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

        536,288.92

ROAD

        126,049.26

LIBRARY

            1,564.03

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

               550.00

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

            6,313.04

TRANSPORTATION

          56,894.16

COURT FACILITIES

            1,101.48

PROGRESS ENERGY

            1,070.70

EMS

          33,680.44

FIRE

        114,002.21

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            4,194.45

UTILITIES

            8,561.87

ADD COURT COSTS            2,381.75
CAPITAL PROJECTS

               577.04

LANDFILL

          97,677.14

TOTAL$      990,906.49

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held July 6, 2010.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held July 6, 2010 with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

2008/2009 AUDIT REPORT

 

Alan Nast, CPA

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC

A.     Presentation of Audit for Fiscal Year 2008/2009.

 

Mr. Nast presented the audit for the fiscal year 2008/2009 to the Board and gave a brief explanation of the audit results.  There was no non-compliance reported.

 

 

AMVETS

 

Ivan Chubb

A.     Presentation of Amvets Officer of the Year.

 

Mr. Chubb presented Amvets Officer of the Year Award to Roger Bell of the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.

 

BRONSON COMMUNITY ACCESS CENTER

 

A.     Community Clean-up. – Not Present

 

 

TOWN OF INGLIS

 

MayorLake, Town ofInglis

A.  Discuss Recreation Funds.

 

MayorLakethanked Comm. Drew for recreation funds used to install misting system in the children’s park.

 

 

LARC

 

Betty Walker, Executive Director

A.     Request additional funds.

 

Ms. Walker requested additional funds from the Board to cover insurance premiums.  She explained their revenues were not as much as they had been in the past due to a reduced number of clients and did not expect the amount would be available each time the bill was due.

 

Comm. Stevens made motion to approve a cash advance for LARC in the amount of $23,761.37.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.

After discussion by the Commissioners and Ms. Walker, Comm. Bell called for a vote.

The votes were as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Stevens            Comm. Drew

Comm. Rooks              Comm. Johnson

Comm. Bell

 

The MOTION FAILS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion for a cash advance to cover insurance costs in the amount of $18,121.79.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.

After discussion by the Commissioners and Ms. Walker, Comm. Bell called for a vote.

The votes were as follows:

 

Yes                              No

Comm. Stevens            Comm.Bell

Comm. Rooks              Comm. Drew

Comm. Johnson

 

The MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CLYATT HOUSE LEARNING CENTER

 

Frank Pitts

A.     Request for school zone signs. – TABLED

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board hear a non-agenda item regarding the Guardian ad Litem office space issue.

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

Mr. moody presents information on the

Guardian ad Litem office space.  The office space in question is in Chiefland and the monthly rent is $1,570.  Levy and Gilchrist would split the rent 60/40, making theLevyCountyportion $942.00 per month.  The only additional cost would be for phones.

Comm. Drew made a motion to rent the office space in Chiefland for the Guardian ad Litem as presented.

Comm. Drew then rescinded her motion after Atty. Brown pointed out the lease agreement needed to be approved before the County entered into this agreement.

After discussion Comm. Drew made a motion to move forward to look at the Lease Agreement for the office space in Chiefland.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator

 

A.     Resolution Number 2010-37 appointing Chair to Oil Spill Coastal Zone Authority Recovery Committee.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of Resolution 2010-37 by the Board.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution Number 2010-37 appointing Chairperson Bell to the Oil Spill Coastal Zone Authority Recovery Committee.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson.

After discussion, Comm. Rooks requests the Resolution be approved leaving out a particular name and state the “Chairperson” would be appointed, whoever this may be.

Comm. Drew amended her motion to approve the Resolution amended to state the Chairperson would be appointed to this committee.  Second was made by Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Discussion of Fire Agreement.  Re:  Chiefland – Fowler’s Bluff – Otter Creek

 

Mr. Moody asked the Board if they would discuss the Fire Agreements with Chiefland, Fowler’s Bluff and Otter Creek.

Mrs. Teresa Barron, Vice-Mayor of the City ofChieflandand the Chiefland Fire Commissioner stated their contracts have a clause stating they must have the County approve any contracts they may have with other districts.

 

 

With these two contracts, the Districts will have one Fire Chief and three Firefighter/EMS personnel available to respond to fires during working hours and one Firefighter, two First Responder and eight volunteers after 6:00 P.M.  Mrs. Barron then pointed out to the Board in attendance was the Otter Creek Attorney, Brent Barris and the Chiefland Attorney, Norm Fugate if there were any legal questions.

After discussion Comm. Rooks requested to table this item since Fowler’s Bluff not present.

Comm. Stevens requested to have Atty. Fugate send a letter to Mr. Shipp addressing questions regarding the contracts and Mr. Shipp will forward these questions to the auditing company Carr, Riggs & Ingram.  Mr. Shipp will present the results at the next Board meeting.

Comm. Drew made a motion to consent to working on the Agreement with Otter Creek and to review at the next Board meeting.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:11 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:23 A.M.

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Trish Seibold, Director

A.     Request approval to order new ambulance from Wheel Coach with 90/10 Grant Money.

 

Ms. Seibold requested Board approval to order a new ambulance from Wheel Coach with the 90/10 Grant money.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the EMS Department ordering a new ambulance with the 90/10 Grant money.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

A.  Request to schedule a workshop to discuss aMulti-CountyCo-op.

 

Ms. Brasher thanked individual Commissioners for attendance at different functions and visits to the Libraries recently.  She then requested the Board to schedule a workshop date to discuss aMulti-CountyCo-op.with the Libraries.

The Commissioners decided to address this immediately following the next Board meeting.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson

A.     Request to install and maintain two caution lights at CR 341 nearChieflandElementary School.

 

Comm. Johnson requests the County to install and maintain two caution lights donated by Plum Creek and Tarmac at CR 341 nearChieflandElementary School.

Bruce Greenlee of the Road Department states the expense would be minimal for the county to install.  Angela Johnson of the Levy County Schools Foundation explained the caution lights are run by solar panels and have a 5-year warranty, making maintenance minimal.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the installation and maintenance of two caution lights nearChieflandElementary School.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew

A.     Resolution Number 2010-36 Urging Governor to ConveneSummit.

 

Comm. Drew requested approval of Resolution Number 2010-36 Urging Governor to Convene Summit.  Comm. Rooks would like wording added to address aquaculture and fishing industries in the language of the document.  Atty. Brown clarifies where the language is to be added.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution Number 2010-36 with the added language.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Comm. Drew stated Bill and Verna Brown from The Children’s Table in conjunction with Barbara Locke from the Health Department and the Department Children and Families will be offering food and basic health screenings along with help with State Aid starting July 31st at 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in Inglis a the Town Hall.  Another opportunity for these services will be offered on the same day in Otter Creek from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Tenth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board.

 

Comm. Rooks presented and made a motion to approve the Tenth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Rooks gave an update regarding work with Emergency Management and presented copies showing work done to get areas along our coastline protected and explained how this would now be protected with booming and other measures in an effort to protect the aquaculture industry should any oil from the oil spill come our way.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 12:00 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:33 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET WORKSHOP

 

 

FIRE ADVISORY BOARD

 

Chief Lamar Stegall stated by not hiring a Fire Director, as originally planned, this decreased their budget by 7.9%.  This leaves the Fire Departments as a whole with a 3% increase for operational expenses.  The Commissioners asked Chief Stegall to talk with the Fire Advisory Board to see if they could further reduce their budget.

 

 

REVISED BUDGET SUMMARY

 

Board ofCountyCommissionersrevised budget summary presented by the Clerk to the Board.

Sheila Rees presented the revised budget to the Board stating some of the departments cut and some did not.  The line item for insurance will be increased more than originally budgeted.  She stated the General Revenue Fund had a total of $253,509 and put $206,496 in Reserve.   It is still out the amount of the Library which is $34,000 and the Fire amount of $130,317.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT

 

Mr. Shipp stated the total reduction for the Clerk’s office was $17,170 from the last meeting.  This took away the 3% raise amount.  Comm. Drew stated she used last years actual budget, calculated what was used, added insurance and retirement increases and came up with a $90,000 reduction from last year.  She stated she had also done this for all budgets she had available with the expenditures and came up with the amount of $797,000, not counting all of the Constitutional Officers.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Evan Sullivan stated the Sheriff’s budget did not cut and are asking for a 2.33% increase.  Without asking for additional money, they would like to hire on four new dispatchers dedicated toEMSand Fire and a Law Dispatcher.  Comm. Drew questioned the budgeted amount for Comp time.  Comm. Bell asked if this budget could be reduced.

 

Comm. Drew stated there is one Command Administrative Staff person for every 2.4 Law Enforcement Officers and these Command Administrative Staff employees are making considerably more than the Law Enforcement Officers.  If cuts are to be made, Comm. Drew stated she hoped it would not reflect public safety, but that it would reflect office staff, if anything.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Mrs. Asbell stated she did not turn in a reduced budget, but kept it the same as last year.  Comm. Drew asked if she could take another look at her budget to try to reduce it.

 

The Commissioners discussed having Mr. Moody get each Department to go back to their actual expenditures from previous years to find areas to reduce.

Comm. Drew stated she is not in favor of purchasing two new ambulances, as this would put all ambulances aging together and later having to be replaced at the same time again.

 

The next workshop date is set for August 3rd immediately after the Regular Board meeting.

 

Comm. Johnson stated there is a ball-park figure to work with for revenue.  The other side is expenses which can be broken down into payroll and operating expenses.  Every department has an opportunity to cut, based on how these moneys are utilized and encouraged every department to try to identify waste in their budget.

Comm. Bell asks all of the departments to pull together to make the budget work.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:46 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Budget Meeting – July 12, 2010

BUDGET HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 12, 2010

 

 

The Budget Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 12, 2010, at 10:00 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

            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 10:02 AM.  Comm. Bell gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

Danny J. Shipp, Clerk to the Board

Presentation of Tentative Budget FY 2010-11

Mr. Shipp stated more spending continues than what is in revenues and the budget revenues are dropping and then asks Mrs. Rees to give the numbers.

Mrs. Rees stated a budget had to be presented within 15 days, however, a millage rate does not have to be set for 35 days, making the deadline August 4th.  Each fund is balanced with the exception of the General Revenue Fund, Library Fund and the Fire Departments.  In each of these funds, the expenditures exceed the revenues.

The shortfalls for each fund are as follows:

 

General Revenue          $  47,013

Library                         $  34,187

Fire                              $173,176

 

Comm. Bell stated the tentative budget amount is $57,390,433 and the taxable value is less this year by 5.5% in the amount of $13,886,900.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Johnny Smith,LevyCountySheriff

Sheriff Smith presented his budget to the board with a request for an increase of $265,000, a 2.33% increase from last year to give a 3% pay increase.

Comm. Bell asks for Sheriff Smith to reconsider the increase and consider a one time cost of living adjustment for employees instead.  She asks Sheriff Smith to take another look at his budget and bring back adjusted figures to the next workshop.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, EZDA

 

Pat O’Neil,NatureCoastDevelopment Authority, EZDA

Mr. O’Neil submitted a budget request for $3,000 in addition to the amount requested last year for the agreement with the Town ofBronsonoffice spacing.

Comm. Bell asks Mr. O’Neil to re-examine his budget and try to cut the amount.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke,LevyCountyHealth Dept

Mrs. Locke states their budget request is the same as last year with no pay increases for the amount of $150,000.

 

 

LARC

 

Betty Walker, LARC

Ms. Walker submitted a budget request for $25,000 in addition to the budget amount requested last year.  After discussion, Comm. Stevens asked LARC to be placed on the next meeting agenda for funding assistance.

 

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

 

Robert Wilford, Central Florida Community Action Agency

Mr. Wilford submitted a budget request for $5,000, the same amount as last year.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER

 

Oz Barker, Property Appraiser

Mr. Barker submitted a budget in the amount of $1,102,559, which is a 5.51% decrease from last year and does not include any raises.  Mr. Barker stated if money is granted for another department to give raises, he would come back to the Board for an increase for his employees to also to have a raise.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections

Mrs. Asbell submitted the same budget amount as approved last year with no salary increases.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Mrs. Rees stated for Mrs. Fugate the Tax Collector budget is an estimate of what is charged by statute to collect the taxes and she has not yet submitted her budget to DOR as it is not required until August.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny J. Ship, Clerk of Court

Mr. Shipp submitted his budget with a $30,000 increase in his budget due to the reduction in revenues from recording, the increase in insurance and retirement as well as a 3% increase.

Comm. Bell asked for Mr. Shipp to consider a cost of living adjustment for his employees, rather than a salary increase and would like to see a budget decrease.

Mr. Shipp stated his State budget for the court side may decrease in the 4th quarter by about $200,000.

 

 

Desiree Painter,LevyCountyTransit

 

 

FIRE ADVISORY BOARD

 

Joe Rinaudo, Assistant Fire Chief, Morriston Fire Dept.

Mr. Rinaudo speaking on behalf of Lamar Stegall submitted a budget request in the amount of $1,389,524, which includes a 3% pay increase.

Chief Ronnie McQueen, Fanning Springs explained to the Board the need for additional funds.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:21 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 11:41 P.M.

 

Budgets were presented for the following departments with no significant increases other than for Retirement and Insurance:

 

County Administrator                Soil and Conservation

Human Resources                                 Parks and Recreation

County Attorney                                   Guardian ad Litem

County Maintenance                             Mosquito Control

Building & zoning                                  Road Department

Animal Control                         Landfill

Planning Department                             EMS

County Agent                                       Library

Emergency Management                       SHIP

 

Mrs. Rees states the tentative millage rate deadline is August 4th.

Mr. Moody gave the following upcoming meeting dates for the Board:

 

August 3rd at 6:30 P.M./GSG Preliminary Rate Resolution for MSBU’s

September 7th at 6:30 P.M./GSG Final Rate Resolution for MSBU’s

September 9th at 6:30 P.M./Tentative Hearing

September 20th  at 6:30 P.M./Final Hearing

September 30th

Set millage at next regular meeting date July 20

 

The Board agreed to hold a Budget Workshop after the regular Board meeting on July 20th at 1:30 P.M. and asked for all who will be submitting a reduced budget to send in a tentative budget to Mrs. Rees no later than Thursday before the meeting date.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE WORKSHOP ADJOURNED AT 1:05 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 6, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 6, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 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:

Danny J. Shipp – Clerk of Court

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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

101674-101809

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,044,173.53

ROAD

82,415.64

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

19,446.72

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

255.67

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

0.00

TRANSPORTATION

28,379.50

911

16,583.33

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

69.30

PROGRESS ENERGY

12,828.84

EMS

22,042.64

FIRE

1,862.15

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

3,313.99

UTILITIES

392.45

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

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

23,840.11

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $    1,255,603.87

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 22, 2010.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held June 22, 2010.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

Teresa Wilson, Florida Department of Corrections

A.     Request approval of Proclamation 2010-28 recognizing and observing July 18-24, 2010 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week.

 

Teresa Wilson introduced Cassandra Sheppard who then requested Board approval of Proclamation 2010-28.

After Comm. Bell read the Proclamation into record, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-28 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

 

Atty. Brown swore in those in the audience who wished to speak for or against any of the Hardship Variances to be presented.

1. Comm. Stevens stated he had ex-parte communication on item C.  2.Comm. Bell stated she had ex-parte communication with Sam Rife concerning item B.

 

A.     Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Cynthia M. Baxter.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance for Cynthia M. Baker to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her mother.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Petition No. 5-10 Ha.Va. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES

 

B.     Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Sam W. Rife.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va., Hardship Variance, Sam W. Rife to allow a second dwelling in order for a friend to help care for him.

Rachel Roberts speaks against construction traffic on the street in which she lives as the property in question has other access.

Mr. Rife speaks and explains the addition of a second dwelling will not interfere with Mrs. Robert’s property.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve Petition No. 6-10 Ha.Va. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Petition No. PV 1-10, Vacation of a portion of Lot 2, Prosperity Farms.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented for Board approval Petition No. PV 1-10, Vacation of a portion of Lot 2, Prosperity Farms.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Petition No. PV 1-10 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY VISITOR’S BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen,

A.     Request approval to re-print a 20 page full color brochure at a cost of $5,625.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to re-print a 20 page full color brochure at a cost of $5,625 by Tomes Rabold Advertising.  Upon completion of this order, the brochure will be owned by the Levy County Visitor’s Bureau so it can be taken elsewhere for printing in the future.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the brochure printing as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of Levy County Tourist Development Council’s Advertising Grant Award recommendation.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of Levy County Tourist Development Council’s Advertising Grant Award recommendation as follows:

 

Festival/Event            Request Recommendation
Levy County Fair Association

$4,000

$3,000

Cedar Key Art Center/47th Annual Art Festival

$4,000

$3,000

Williston Chamber of Commerce/22nd Peanut Festival

$4,000

$2,000

Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce/CK Christmas

$4,000

$2,000

Levy County Historical Society/Levy Co. RR Days

$2,000

$1,000

Cedar Key Aquaculture Association/July 4th-CLAMERICA

$2,000

$1,000

CK Chamber of Commerce/Red Fish Kayak Tournament

$2,000

$1,000

LARC/35th Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race

$2,500

$500

Chiefland Chamber of Commerce/Christmas Fest. & Parade

$1,000

$500

Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce

$1,500

$500

Williston Chamber of Commerce/Williston Airport Fest

$4,000

$500

 Total Grant Awards

  $15,000

 

Toni Collins spoke against the recommendations presented by Mrs. McQueen.

Mr. Cannon spoke against sending any advertising money to Cedar Key as Cedar Key does not pay County taxes.

Comm. Rooks stated she is in favor of pursuing additional advertising funding through BP and sending a Resolution to the Governor’s office.

Mrs. McQueen stated she is working on a Memorandum of Understanding to the Governor’s office for BP to provide advertising funding for our county.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Advertising Grant Award recommendations as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Major Sullivan, LCSO

A.     Request approval/ratification of application for the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant in the amount of $75,725.

 

Major Sullivan requested approval/ratification of application for the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 Grant in the amount of $75,725.  He explained approval of this application will allow the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force to partially pay for the salaries of two officers working in the Drug Unit.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve/ratify the application as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

AWARD PRESENTATION

 

Comm. Bell presents an award to Comm. Rooks from the Florida Association of Counties for her work with the Legislature for our County.  Comm. Bell stated Comm. Rooks serves as the President of the Small County Coalition and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Counties.

 

The meeting recessed at 10:32 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:48 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proposed Lease Agreement for Guardian ad Litem.

 

Mr. Moody presented the Proposed Lease Agreement for Guardian ad Litem.  He explained the Guardian ad litem will partner with Gilchrist County to utilize the same office space.  After researching several available office spaces in Chiefland, a central location, the 102 N. Main Street location would be their preference.  The rent will be split Levy/60 % and Gilchrist County/40%.  The Levy County portion will be about $942.00 per month.  He requested the Board’s approval to proceed.  Once the lease has been prepared, it will be brought before the Board for approval.

The Board decided to TABLE this item until further information can be provided.

 

Mr. Moody requested the Board set a date for a Budget Workshop before July 15th as a tentative budget and Millage needs to be provided by this date.  Commissioners agreed to hold the Workshop on Monday, July 12th at 10:00 A.M.

 

Mr. Moody asks Trish Siebold to come forward to present budget news for the Board.  Ms. Siebold stated the EMS Department was awarded a 90/10 Grant for a new unit by the State in the amount of $120,600.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Proposed additions to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board.

 

Mrs. Lombardo presented for the Board, proposed additions and changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as follows:

 

Additions

Veterans Category

Alternate Voting Member – Robert E. Lowyns

 

Community Action Agency Agency Category

Primary Voting Member – Katrina Bowers                        Alternate Voting Member – Cindy Morgan

 

Changes

Elder Affairs Category

Remove Barbara Cook as Primary Voting Member

Change Alternate Voting Member Kay Stephens to Primary Voting Member

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the additions and changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award.

 

Mr. Johnson requested the Board accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award in the amount of $53,369.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant Award as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request permission to accept a truck and trailer that the Levy County Sheriff’s Department has donated to the Levy County Road Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to accept a truck and trailer donated by the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.  The truck is a 1983 Ford F700 and the trailer is a 24 ft. single axel trailer.  Mr. Greenlee stated the truck and trailer would be used to haul trimming equipment.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the truck and trailer from the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to purchase a truck for the mowing crew.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to purchase a truck for the mowing crew and presented the bid results as follows:

 

Scoggins Chevrolet
2010 Silverado Regular Cab

$20,305

2010 Silverado Extended Cab

$24,580.19

Florida Sheriff’s Association
2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Base Price

$14,876

2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Standard Cab with extra’s

$16,536

2010 Chevrolet Silverado – Extended Cab with Extra’s

$23,121

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Base Price

$13,734

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Standard Cab With Extra’s

$15,229

2010 Ford F150 4×2 – Extended Cab With Extra’s

$19,429

 

Mr. Greenlee’s recommendation is to accept the bid from the Florida Sheriff’s Association for the 2010 Ford F150 4×2 Standard Cab in the amount of $15,229.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to accept the bid as presented to purchase the 2010 Ford F150 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Adopt Resolution 2010-32 accepting easement necessary to accumulate and move debris on property located in Pinehurst Subdivision in order for Williston Fire Department to burn debris for training.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested the Board adopt Resolution 2010-32 accepting easement necessary to accumulate and move debris on property located in Pinehurst Subdivision in order for Williston Fire Department to burn debris for training.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-32 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Request permission to accept Interlocal Agreement for Community Development Block Grant application for the City of Williston.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to accept the Interlocal Agreement for Community Development Block Grant Application for the City of Williston in relation to water system infrastructure improvements to be made in the city.

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

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew 

A.     Approval of Resolution 2010-36 requesting the Governor of the State of Florida to convene a summit for the preservation of Florida’s shores and to promote legislation for robust alternative/renewable energy.

 

Comm. Drew presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2010-36 requesting the Governor of the State of Florida to convene a summit for the preservation of Florida’s shores and to promote legislation for robust alternative/renewable energy.  Comm. Drew read the Resolution into record.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-36 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew.

After discussion the Commissioners decided to TABLE this item and reconsider after changes can be made in the language of the Resolution.

 

 

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Tenth Amended and Restated Agreement to establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Regional Workforce Development Board. – TABLED

 

Comm. Bell reminded the Board members of the luncheon with the Soil and Water Conservation at noon at the Baptist Church and of the Public Hearing at 6:30 P.M. on the proposed Large Scale Land Use Map.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:33 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 6:30 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Department Director

A.     Proposed Large Scale Land Use Map Amendment

 

Ms. Neely explained the proposed petition is for a large scale land use amendment to the Future Land Use Map for the Comprehensive Plan.  This petition was heard at the May 3rd, 2010 Levy Planning Commission public meeting and the commission recommended approval by a vote of 3 to 1.

Petition LSA 10-01 is for property owners William and Linda Grafton.  It is to Amend the Levy County Future Land Use Map from Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (C) on approximately 10.58 acres located just south of Williston within the Williston Municipal Service District.  The petitioner’s application states the subject property will be used for warehousing.

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone wishing to speak for or against the petition.  There were none.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the petition to transmit to DCA.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:38 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

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

 

 



1.        Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Stevens

2.        Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Bell