BOCC Budget Meeting – July 11, 2011

BUDGET WORKSHOP

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 11, 2011

 

 

The Budget Workshop of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm. Chad Johnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:01 A.M.

 

Mrs. Rees reported to the Board the amounts provided to them were the same as before with the exception of a couple of line item changes.  The amounts included the estimated transfers from General Revenue into EMS, Fire, Technology and the Water Department’s budget was reduced as requested by Mr. Tummond.  The difference of $4,168,991 is a reflection of Revenues to Expenditures.  The estimated cash forward amount is $2,750,000, which means $1,418,991 is needed to balance the General Fund budget.  The amounts are calculated using the current millage rate of 7.4212 and the rolled back rate is 8.0614.  Mrs. Rees stated 1 mill is equal to $1,731,342.

 

PROPERTY APPRAISER – Mr. Barker stated he has cut his budget by 14.6%.

 

CLERK OF COURT – Ann Moody presented the budget for the Clerk of Court and stated it had been reduced by almost 6%.

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – Sheriff Smith stated the original budget submitted was $10,831,058.  The budget was then reduced by $375,998 to bring it to a total of $10,455,060 for a 3.5% reduction.

It was requested of Sheriff Smith to reduce his budget by an additional 4%.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Rick Bloom asked the Board for approval to proceed with application for the Fire Act Grant.  The Commissioners stated Mr. Bloom could proceed with application for the Grant as soon as it becomes available.

 

Mr. Moody spoke regarding Nature Coast Business Development/EZDA.

 

Budgets were presented by Directors of the following departments:

 

Animal Control – David Weatherford

Construction/Maintenance – Jimmy Jones

University Oaks/Manatee Water – Jimmy Jones and Dick Tummond

Building & Zoning – Rob Corbitt

Parks & Recreation/Mosquito Control – Matt Weldon

EMS – Paige Holt

Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

Planning – Shenley Neely

Veterans Services – Robert Lowyns

Road Department – Bruce Greenlee

Tourist Development – Carol McQueen

 

The Commissioners discussed:

Recreation Fund amounts allotted for each Commissioner.

Reducing funding for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare.

Funding for LARC and the Community Action Agency.

Possibility of eliminating funding to Nature Coast Business Development for the Director position until this position is filled.

 

Mrs. Rees asked the Commissioners to set the next budget hearing dates.  She suggested the tentative budget be set on September 8th at 6:30 P.M. and to set the final budget on September 19th.

The tentative millage has to be set by August 4th.  The Commissioners agreed to set the tentative millage at the regular Board Meeting on August 2nd.

 

The Commissioners asked for any changes to their budget be submitted to the Board office by this Thursday no later than 4:30 P.M.

 

The next budget workshop was set for July 19th at 5:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE BUDGET WORKSHOP ADJOURNED AT 11:24 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 19, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 19, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 19, 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

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Major Mike Sheffield 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. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

105338-105465

FUND

AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

714,068.92

ROAD

85,462.76

SHIP

1,887.00

TRANSPORTATION

32,762.92

COURT FACILITIES

3,946.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

1,016.17

EMS

26,952.42

FIRE

86,181.63

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

214.95

UTILITIES

1,367.29

COMMUNICATION

3,514.00

ADD COURT COSTS

461.90

CAPITAL PROJECTS

1,326.15

LANDFILL

75,426.44

MSBU’S

236,015.48

TOTAL $  1,270,604.03

 

 

MINUTES

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Mike Sheffield

A.   LevyCountyJail repair request.

 

Major Sheffield requested Board approval to use Peter Brown Construction for repairs to inmate showers at the Jail.  Peter Brown Construction is recommended as they were the original contractor and some of the work is still under warranty.  The total cost of this project will be $43,536, which will come from the General Fund.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the use of Peter Brown Construction for repairs to the inmate showers at the Jail as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Major Sheffield also informed the Board the monitoring system used at the Jail for visitation is down at this time and they are checking into what can be done to repair or replace the system.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Department Director

A.    Consider adoption of a proposed small scale land use petition to amend the Levy County Future Land Use Map.  Petition SSA 11-01 is a request to change the land use designation on approximately 6.16 acres from Commercial ( C ) to Urban Low Density Residential (LDR).

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of proposed small scale land use petition, SSA 11-01 to amend the Levy County Future Land Use Map.  The petition requests to change the land use designation from Commercial to Urban Low Density Residential.  Ms. Neely read the petition into record.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Petition SSA 11-01 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke

A.    Agreement to dedicate five (5) acres for future building site.

 

Mrs. Locke requested Board approval of an Agreement between the State ofFlorida, Department of Health andLevy County,Floridacommitting a five acre tract for a new Health Department.  This Agreement is requested in order for the Department of Health to submit the Legislative Budget Request for FY 2012-2013.

A Letter of Intent was provided by Ms. Neely to submit to the Town ofBronsonstating the Board has identified 21 acres of which 5 acres is dedicated for a new Health Department facility.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement between the State of Florida Department of Health andLevy County,Floridaas presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Swain Strickland

B.    Appoint members to the Health Care Citizens Advisory Board.

 

Mr. Strickland requested Board approval of the following three members to the Health Care Citizens Advisory Board and their respective groups they would each represent:

 

Jim Quinlan                Provider Group

Patrick Allen              Community Organization

Bill Delano                 Consumer

Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the above named representatives to the Health Care Citizens Advisory Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

AUDIT REPORT

 

Alan Nast, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

A.    Presenting 2010 Audit Report.

 

Mr. Nast presented the 2010 Audit Report to the Board.  He pointed out areas of interest to the Commissioners and gave a brief overview of the completed audit.

 

 

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Steve Minnis

A.    Presentation of payment in lieu of taxes check.

 

Mr. Minnis, of the Suwannee River Water Management District presented a check to the Board of County Commissioners in the amount of $25,108.88 for payment in lieu of taxes.

 

 

ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Motion grantingCountyAttorneythe authority to execute the Satisfaction and Release of Claim for the Estate of Ama Nell Perry.

 

Atty. Brown gave an update on a hearing yesterday regarding Tarmac and informed the Commissioners the next hearing will be on August 8th .

 

Atty. Brown requested Board authority to execute the Satisfaction and Release of Claim for the Estate of Ama Nell Perry.  This is from a Claim against the Estate for unpaid ambulance fees from the now deceased patient.  Atty. Brown stated the bill of $599.60 has been paid.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to authorize Atty. Brown to execute the Satisfaction and Release of Claim as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Motion granting theCountyAttorneyauthority to execute any Satisfaction and Release of Claim received in future estates.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval allowing her to execute any Satisfaction and Releases of Claim received on future estates.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to give authority to Atty. Brown to execute any Satisfaction and Release of Claim received in future estates paid in full as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Request from Forest Park III Home Owner’s Association to purchase water from University Oaks Water System.

 

Mr. Moody presented a request sent to him from Forest Park III Home Owner’s Association to purchase water from the University Oaks Water System.

After discussion, the Commissioners decided by consensus to allow the purchase of water from University Oaks Water System and work out the specifics at a later date if Forest Park III Home Owner’s Association decides to go forward with the purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

A.    On behalf of Linda Fugate, Tax Collector presenting Recapitulation Report for Board Signatures.

 

Ms. Blackburn requested Board approval of the Levy County Tax Collector Recapitulation Report with Board signatures.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Levy County Tax Collector Recapitulation Report as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request to accept the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance (EMPA) Base Grant Agreement.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to accept the 2011-2012 Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Base Grant Agreement (EMPA) in the amount of $105,806.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the 2011-2012 Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Base Grant Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley

A.    Request permission to apply for Grant Funding to allocate additional office/maintenance space.

 

Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to apply for a non-matching Federal Grant under the category “State ofGood Repair”.  This will enable them to bring the bus facilities into a state of good repair by putting safer, more fuel efficient, modern equipment into service.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to grant permission to apply for Federal Grant funding with the condition the Board would give final approval if application is accepted.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

A.    Adopt Resolution 2011-39 for the naming of described portion of CR 318 a/k/a NE 40th Street asMartin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-39 for the naming CR 318 a/k/a NE 40th Street asMartin Luther King, Jr. Drive.  Mr. Greenlee stated the request was made by Pastor Tony Days, III and Gladys Days, Pastor and Co-Pastor of the New Abundant Life Outreach Ministries.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-39 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Award bid to purchase a new excavator.

 

Mr. Greenlee read into record the bids received previously for the hydraulic rock pit excavator for the Gulf Hammock mine.  The bids received are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Bidding Company                              Bid Amount

 

Flagler Construction Equipment        $366,777

Ring Power Corporation                    435,964

HighlandTractor Company               377,000   450D

398,736   470G

Road Machinery & Supply Co           283,400

 

Mr. Greenlee recommended purchasing the excavator from Road Machinery & Supply Co. for $283,400.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to purchase the excavator from Road Machinery & Supply Co. as recommended.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Lenore Jones and Deborah Belcher, Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc.

A.    Adopt Resolution 2011-40, adopting changes to the Levy County Local Housing Assistance Plan, including changes and inclusion of the Levy County Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Housing Assistance Plan.

 

Ms. Jones requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-40, adopting changes to the Levy County Local Housing Assistance Plan and explained changes to the Board members.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-40 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON AGENDA ITEM – AG EXTENSION OFFICE

 

Albert Fuller requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Fuller requested the Board rescind the original Agreement with the Central Florida Community Action Agency for the Summer Youth Employment Program at the Ag. Center and replace it with a new agreement to increase the amount to pay the participant’s wages working with these programs.  The amount paid to the participants will change from $600 per participant to $3,000 and the number of participants will increase to 10.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to rescind the original Agreement for the Summer Programs at the Ag. Center.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the new Agreement for the Summer Progams at the Ag. Center as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson apologized for issues with his home phone and informed anyone who needed to contact him could still reach him at his cell phone number.

 

Comm. Drew spoke about the phone system issue and stated she had been checking numbers the county was paying for trying to determine if all lines were being used.

Mr. Moody gave information about ESPY Services, a telecommunication reviewing company which works off of the contingency from savings as a way to resolve the excess amounts paid to the phone company.

Discussion followed of switching to a new system altogether or hiring a company to look for savings at some point in the future.

The Board decided by consensus to compile an advertisement for companies to come in to give estimates for a new system rather than using ESPY Services, a telecommunication reviewing company at this time.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Mr. Shipp stated it is time for VAB to close out the year.  There will be a meeting on August 2nd at 8:30 A.M.  During the regular meeting on August 16th, new members will need to be appointed.  The Attorney’s contract will also be reviewed at this time.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:37 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 1:00 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS

 

Comm. Stevens called the meeting back to order at 1:01 P.M. and introduced Dr. Donald McCoy, Medical Director forLevyCounty, who would be present during the interviews.

 

Jacqueline Martin spoke to the Board and gave information on the interview process.  The following applicants were interviewed:

 

Francis Ennist

Scott Cooper

Steve Smith

 

The meeting recessed at 2:46 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 2:56 P.M.

 

Raymond Fishback

David Knowles

Ralph Franklin, Jr.

 

The Commissioners all agreed upon the applicant, David Knowles as their choice for Public Service Director and then discussed negotiating the salary and whether or not there would be a contract.  It was agreed the employee would be an “at-will” employee, with a minimum “out” amount.  Comm. Stevens stated he is not in favor of a contract and the other Commissioners agree.  If this person does not work out, the Commissioners agreed to re-advertise for the position.

Mrs. Martin stated background checks can be done in about a week and half.  The committee selected to discuss salary and employment negations will consist of:  Comm. Drew, Board liaison for Fire and EMS, Mrs. Martin, Human Resources and Mr. Moody, CountyCoordinator.  They will bring information back to the Board at the next meeting on August 2nd for approval.

 

The meeting recessed at 4:31 P.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 5:05 P.M.

 

 

BUDGET MEETING

 

 

Comm. Stevens called the meeting back to order at 5:05 P.M.

 

Sheila Rees began the budget presentation by stating there were reduced budgets for the Supervisor of Elections, which had been reduced by $9,000 and the Sheriff’s Department preliminary budget, which had been reduced by $296,827.  The overall budget is still out by $609,281.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE

 

Lamar Stegall stated the Fire Advisory Board had met recently, and the consensus was for them all to remain the same operationally.  The only exception was Fanning Springs, which had requested their budget to be doubled for this year.

 

Ronnie McQueen presented information to the Commissioners regarding Fanning Springs Fire Rescue.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

Doug King gave handouts to the Commissioners regarding the Nature Coast Business Development Council and informed the Board of their efforts to hire a new Director.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Mr. Moody stated he had spoken to Betty Walker about the LARC budget and she indicated she was hoping for same as last year and will work with what is given from the Board.

 

Mr. Moody stated there is no information at this time regarding Perry Roofing from Jimmy Jones at Maintenance.

 

Mrs. Martin gave information to the Board regarding the increase in insurance amounts and asked if the Board will be leaving the employee contributions the same or will they be required to pay the increase?  She stated a decision would need to be made at the next Board meeting as open enrollment will begin the following week.

 

Comm. Bell spoke of a change in the deductible plan for health insurance.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:53 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                            BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – July 5, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 5, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 5, 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. Johnson made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER 105231-105337
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,216,904.85

ROAD

          81,393.25

SHIP

            6,826.46

TRANSPORTATION

            3,073.83

911

          10,583.33

COURT FACILITIES

               222.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               171.87

EMS

          11,862.36

FIRE

               682.48

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            1,980.42

UTILITIES

            3,539.56

CAPITAL PROJECTS

            3,497.86

LANDFILL

          13,949.68

TOTAL $  1,354,687.95

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held June 7, 2011 and June 21, 2011.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meetings held on June 7 and June 21, 2011.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Lt. Scott Finnen

A.    Presenting a Certificate of Participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  Requires signature of Chairman.

 

B.    Request approval to apply for 2011 Justice Assistance Grant.

 

Lt. Finnen requested Board approval of the Participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program with the Chairman’s signature and approval to apply for the 2011 Justice Assistant Grant.  Lt. Finnen explained the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has set aside $63,003 in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Program, Countywide.  The Certificate of Participation will provide funds to support the Drug Task Force Unit.  This is a continuing grant which has been ongoing for many years and helps fund the salary, sometimes salaries of officers working in the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Unit.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request for participation in the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program with Chairman Steven’s signature and to apply for the 2011 Justice Assistance Grant.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

Carol McQueen, Director

A.    Presenting recommendations for 2011-2012 Advertising Grant

 

Mrs. McQueen presented the Tourist Development Council’s recommendation for Board approval on the following festivals and events advertising award amounts:

 

Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce      Festival of Lights & Christmas Parade            $   500

Levy County Fair Association                      LevyCountyFair                                           $3,000

Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club                      Kayak Fishing Tournament                            $1,000

CedarKeyArtsCenter                                   OldFloridaCelebration of the Arts               $3,000

Cedar Key Aquaculture Association              CLAMERICA                                                 $2,000

Williston Chamber of Commerce                 Central FloridaPeanut Festival                     $3,000

 

Comm. Drew declares Conflict of Interest and will abstain from voting on this item as she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Tourist Development Council’s recommendations for the festivals and events advertising award amounts presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. McQueen stated she has been asked to serve on Advisory Group forFanningSpringsState Parkas the Tourism and Economic Development representative and wanted to make sure the Board was in agreement for her to serve.  The Board was in agreement for Mrs. McQueen to serve as representative for this Advisory Group.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.    Request permission to begin bid process for partial roof replacement on theRecyclingBuilding.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested permission to begin the bid process for re-roofing the Recycling building.  The partial roof replacement will be funded through the Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant which has been applied for in the past.  Pending the Governor’s signature on the state budget, this years’ grant will be in the amount of $70,588.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve beginning the bid process for re-roofing the Recycling building.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.  Request permission to advertise to begin process for leachate hauling contract.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board permission to begin the bid process and advertise for the leachate hauling contract as the current contract is set to expire on September 30, 2011.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve beginning the bid process for the leachate hauling contract.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Presentation of bids for rock pit excavator.

 

Mr. Greenlee read aloud the following bids which had been received for the hydraulic rock pit excavator for the Gulf Hammock mine:

 

Bidding Company                              Bid Amount

 

Flagler Construction Equipment        $366,777

Ring Power Corporation                    435,964

HighlandTractor Company               377,000   450D

398,736   470G

Road Machinery & Supply Co           283,400

 

Mr. Greenlee stated he would bring back a recommendation after reviewing the information received at the next Board meeting.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.    Request the Board

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to hold a Public Hearing during the July 19th Regular Board Meeting to hear a small scale land use change petition from Commercial to Low Density Residential within the Town of Bronson’s Municipal Service District.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve placing a Public Hearing on the agenda for the Regular Board meeting to be held on July 19th at 9:00 A.M.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Connie Conley

A.    Request approval in authorizing resolution of the 2011-2012 Trip & Equipment grant.  This grant is a 90/10 grant and is used to provide trips only.

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the 2011-2012 Trip & Equipment 90/10 grant in the amount of $296,326.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve authorizing resolution of the 20121-2012 Trip & Equipment grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Request vote for:  April 1-15 APD Amendment

C.    Request vote for:  April 16-June 30 APD Amendment

D.    Request vote for:  2014 APD Contract

 

Ms. Conley requested Board approval of the April 1-15 APD Amendment, the April 16 through June 30 APD Amendment and the 2011-2014 APD Contract.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the April 1-15 APD Amendment, the April 16th through June 30th APD Amendment and the 2011-2014 APD Contract as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP/WATER

 

Dick Tummond, Director

A.    Request Board approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for James Carl Brown; REHAB #47

 

B.     Request Board approve Satisfaction of Mortgage for Charlie Roberts; REHAB #129

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board Approval of the following Satisfaction of Mortgages for Rehabilitation Assistance:

 

James Carl Brown      $14,910

Charlie Roberts          $12,615

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for James Carl Brown and Charlie Roberts as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.    Request  Board consideration of accepting compromised settlement of SHIP mortgage for Kurtis Bruton and Alanyda Bruton, and if approved to allow Chairman to execute Satisfaction.

 

Mr. Tummond requested Board approval to accept a compromised settlement of a SHIP mortgage for Kurtis Bruton and Alanyda Bruton.  There is a request for a short sale and the compromised amount of the loan is $5,724.62, effective June 13th.  There has been an offer of $2,800 made to settle the second mortgage, which is a recovery of 48%.  Mr. Tummond suggested the Board allow him to continue to negotiate this amount with the first mortgage holder, GMAC in an attempt to increase this amount.  If not, he would accept the offer and request the Board Chairman sign a Satisfaction of Mortgage upon receipt of funds.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to allow Mr. Tummond to continue to negotiate with the first mortgage holder on the amount, but will accept the offer of $2,800 if the amount cannot be increased.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Request proposed dates for Budget Workshop.

 

Mr. Moody requested a date to be set by the Board for the next Budget Workshop.  After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to have the next Budget Workshop on Monday, July 11th at 9:00 A.M.

Mr. Moody requested direction on how much to ask the departments and constitutional officers to reduce their budgets.  Comm. Drew suggested a 7% total reduction.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-36 extending the declaration of local emergency and the burn ban through July 5, 2011.

 

Atty. Brown requested ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-36, extending the declaration of local emergency and the burn ban through July 5, 2011.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to Ratify Emergency Declaration 2011-36 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.    Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-37 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2011-28 and 2011-36 and Emergency Order 2011-29.

 

Atty. Brown requested ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-37 rescinding Emergency Declarations 2011-28 and 2011-36 as well as Emergency Order 2011-29.  The Emergency Declaration was enacted and extended due to the extreme drought conditions and existing forest and brush fires throughout the County and the imminent threat of natural disaster those situations created.  The Florida Division of Forestry notified the County on June 29, 2011 there had been sufficient rainfall to allow the rescinding of the Emergency Declarations and Order.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2011-37 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown gave an update to the Board regarding litigation with the Tarmac lawsuit.  Atty. Brown stated she would send copies to the Board members of court information as it is received.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Desiree Painter reported to the Board Levy County Transit had been through a major audit this past week and there were no findings by the auditors.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he would be meeting the Fanning Springs Development Group and will report back to the Board at the next meeting.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew stated she had asked Mr. Moody to check on options with the current insurance company.  The company did not offer any other options.  Comm. Drew stated she would be interested in sending out for quotes for insurance from other companies.  Mr. Moody stated the Board is required to give a 60-day notice to withdraw from the current company.  The two options currently offered from Blue Cross Blue Shield are HMO and PPO.  These two options are what the pool of other entities has approved through Public Risk Management, whichLevyCountyis a part of.

Comm. Stevens suggests revisiting this topic at the second Board meeting in October in order to give adequate time to noticePublicRiskManagementLevyCountywill be requesting bids from other insurance companies.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:00 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                            BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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