BOCC Budget Meeting – June 27, 2011

BUDGET MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 27, 2011

 

 

The Budget Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 27, 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 Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

 

 

CLERK OF COURT

 

Danny Shipp presented the budget for the Clerk’s Office stating it has no changes from last year.  He stated there is no adjustment for the 3% Retirement contribution to be made by employees, but this could change after the Board determines how this should be dealt with in regard to the rest of the Board’s budget.  The total budget amount is $795,000.  To date, $420,000 has been spent.  Mr. Shipp stated recordings are low, resulting in lower revenues coming in to his office.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if all other departments submitted the same budget as last year.  All agreed they had done so.

 

Comm. Drew stated overall revenues are down 7.5% from last year.

 

 

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Evan Sullivan stated the budget requested by the Sheriff’s Department is $10,804,058.

 

 

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

 

Connie Asbell stated she had submitted the same budget as last year for approval.  There is no adjustment for the 3% Retirement amount.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

 

Linda Fugate stated the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for with her office.  This is a fee office and does not budget through the Board.  Mrs. Fugate stated the Williston office may be relocated to a different facility soon as the City has plans for the building they currently occupy.  The City ofWillistonis working with them to locate a different facility, possibly rent-free.  There will be one employee retiring this year and she will be rehiring, but at a lower salary.

 

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

 

Dick Tummond gave report of the Central Florida Community Action Agency stating the year from March 2010 to March 2011, they have expended $446,943.30 in low-income household energy assistance.

This helped between 275 to 300 households in the County.  Also through the weatherization program, by February, 2012, the Agency will have expended $1,339,153.14.  The budget amount requested is $4,750.

 

Dick Tummond gave report on water systems and stated there is a meeting this afternoon at 1:30 PM.

 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke stated the Health Department budget request is the same amount as last year of $150,000.

 

 

FIRE

 

Rick Bloom stated the Fire Department is asking for same amount as last year.

 

 

MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

 

Dr. Margarita Labarta stated Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is requesting the same amount as last year of $67,800.  There were 30,000 people served last year byMeridian.

 

 

LARC

 

Sheila Rees stated LARC had requested the same budget amount as last year.

 

 

EZDA

 

Sheila Rees stated the same budget amount had been requested as last year.

 

 

ANIMAL CONTROL

 

David Weatherford stated the Animal Control Department’s budget request is the same amount as last year of $230,894, taking the 3% Retirement amount into account.

 

 

MAINTENANCE

 

Jimmy Jones stated his budget request reflects the 3% reduction due to Retirement.  There will be one employee retiring the end of July.

 

 

BUILDING & ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt stated his budget reflects the 3% Retirement amount.  They have one less employee as one has transferred to the Board office.

 

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson stated his budget request is the same as last year of $106,440.  Any reduction of this budget request would mean a reduction of their State match funding.

 

 

EMS

 

Trish Seibold stated the budget forEMScould be changed according to the salary for the new Director.

LANDFILL

 

Benny Jerrels stated the Landfill budget request is less than last year due to the closing of one Class III cell and the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for.

 

 

ATTORNEY

 

Atty. Brown stated her budget will be reduced due to the rent they will soon not be paying and the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for.  Depending on current litigation, expenses could be included in the current budget, if not, this line item may need to be increased.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher gave a presentation to the Board and stated the funding from the Board determines State Aid given to the Library.

 

 

PARKS & RECREATION

 

Matt Weldon stated the Parks and Recreation budget has been reduced and one employee has been transferred from Devil’s Hammock back to the Road Department.  He reported attendance at the parks has been up, generating additional revenue.

 

 

MOSQUITO CONTROL

 

Matt Weldon stated this budget can be reduced by $4,000 due to money received from the State recently.  Weather will be a determining factor between now and the end of the year as far as funding needed to spray for mosquitos.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely stated an adjustment to her budget in Salaries was made due to a position moving to the Landfill.  Also, her rent expense will go away as her office is relocating with the Attorney’s office do a different office.

Ms. Neely stated she has equipment for GIS mapping and would like to take some instruction classes.  This system will generate revenue.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee stated the budget request for the Road Department is $330,000 less than last year.

 

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

Robert Lowyns stated he will let the department vehicle go as it is not necessary.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen presented her budget to the Board, also noting the Tourist Development Department was not funded by General Revenue, but rather by Tourist Development taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

EXTENSION AGENT

 

Albert Fuller stated he will be asking for a $7,000 increase in his budget to replace the conference room floor at the Ag. Center.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Mr. Moody stated there will be a change in personnel cost for the Board office as there had been a long-term employee leave and an employee was transferred to their office from Building and Zoning.

 

 

REVENUES & EXPENDITURES PRESENTATION

 

Sheila Rees explained the information provided to the Board shows the Revenues and Expenditures, for the General Revenue Fund,EMS, Fire, Technology and Water Department.  Currently, there is a $2.5 million deficit between Revenue and Expenditures in the General Revenue Fund.  There is roughly a $3 million deficit overall for the budget.  Discussion followed with the Commissioners and Mrs. Rees of what could be done to balance the budget.

 

The next Budget Meeting will be July 5th at 1:00 PM, after the Regular Meeting.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:33 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – June 21, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 21, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 21, 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:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER  105100-105230
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

        129,401.89

ROAD

        212,028.15

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

                 35.31

TRANSPORTATION

          76,260.52

PROGRESS ENERGY

               539.32

EMS

          32,246.93

FIRE

            3,812.52

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

                 58.96

UTILITIES

          12,631.62

DRUG TASK FORCE

            1,956.12

COMMUNICATION

            3,554.45

ADD COURT COSTS

               461.90

CAPITAL PROJECTS

            9,574.23

LANDFILL

          69,686.26

TOTAL  $     552,248.18

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held, June 7, 2011. – TABLED –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE LEONARD BEMBRY

 

Teresa Watson

A.    Requesting permission to put informational books, brochures and pamphlets in the libraries.

 

Mrs. Watson requested Board permission to place informational books, brochures and pamphlets in the libraries from the various State Departments.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve placing informational books, brochures and pamphlets provided by the various State Departments in the libraries inLevyCounty.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

MILLS ENGINEERING

 

Lee Mills

A.    Presenting bid award of County Incentive Project C316, ID #424358-1-58-01 – bids opened on June 20, 2011.

 

Mr. Mills presented the following bids received for County Incentive Project C316, ID #424358-1-58-01:

 

V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.                                     $576,071.74

Oldcastle Southern Group, Inc.

d/b/a APAC-Southeast, Inc.                           $588,601.18

John C Hipp Construction Equipment Co.                 $640,632.34

Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.                                     $670,000.00

Pave-Rite, Inc.                                                                        $682,690.49

Art Walker Construction, Inc.                                                $731,719.25

 

Mr. Mills requested Board approval of the low bid from V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc., to issue a contract and to authorize the Chairman to sign the contract.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve and issue a contract with the low bidder V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc. and to authorize the Chairman to sign.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Claude Blackburn presented the Kentucky Colonel award to Fred Moody and read the award into record.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Vaughn Lee,LevyCountyPlanning Board Member

A.    Correct an error from June 7thCountyCommission regular meeting regarding vote on Planning Commission.

 

Mr. Lee stated he wished to correct what was printed in the newspaper from the June 7th meeting regarding the Planning Commission vote on the Beef O’Brady’s petition.  He read in the paper the Planning Commission vote was 4-1 and he was the No vote.  Mr. Lee wanted to state for the record this was not correct, he was not the No vote.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.  Ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-28

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to ratify Emergency Declaration 2011-28 enacted June 14, 2011, declaring a local state of emergency regarding open burning during the forest and brush fire declared emergency.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve ratification of Emergency Declaration 2011-28 enacted June 14, 2011, declaring a local state of emergency regarding open burning during the forest and brush fire declared emergency.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Adoption of Emergency Declaration 2011-30 extending the Local State of Emergency and the Emergency Order (burn ban) seven (7) days.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval to adopt Emergency Declaration 2011-30, extending the local state of emergency and the Emergency Order seven days.  Mark Johnson reported to the Board there are 11 counties throughout the state which have declared local States of Emergency and there are burn bans in 29 different counties.  The amount of land burned by wildfires in the State ofFloridais up to 196,452 acres.

Comm. Bell made a motion to adopt Emergency 2011-30, extending the local State ofEmergencyand the Emergency Order seven (7) days.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.    Request to accept the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan by Resolution.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the new 2011 Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update which has been cleared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency pending adoption by the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissioners.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the 2011 Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Update by Resolution.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request to purchase a portable radiation detection monitor.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase a portable radiation detection monitor using Progress Energy funding already budgeted for the Emergency Management REP Program.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of a portable radiation detection monitor as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.    Request the Board proceed to adopt Ordinance 2011-03, amending the future land use map of the County’s Comprehensive Plan on approximately 14 acres of land.  The proposal is to change the land use designation from Commercial ( C ) to Urban Low Density Residential (LDR).

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to adopt Ordinance 2011-03 amending the future land use map of the County’s Comprehensive Plan and read the Ordinance into record.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Ordinance 2011-03 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Major Sullivan, Levy County Sheriff’s Department

A.    Present Memorandum of Understanding from Veterans Affairs, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Levy County Board ofCountyCommissioners.

 

Major Sullivan requested Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Levy County Sheriff and Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersregarding the use of theFiringRangefor training officers employed by the VA.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon stated the minutes from May 3, 2011 incorrectly reported she approved of the Tarmac Application.  She neither approved nor disapproved, but had asked questions.

 

Jack Schofield of Yankeetown spoke regarding a Resolution coming up for approval dealing with numeric nutrient merit criteria.  He pointed out the Federal Government had asked the State ofFloridato come up with numeric nutrient levels, but did not dictate the levels.  They allowed the State to develop those numbers.  Mr. Schofield asked if the County is going to request on behalf of the State they not be required to have nutrient criteria, what plan does the Board have to monitor nutrient levels in these bodies of water?

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Preliminary Rate Resolutions for the four Annual Assessment Programs

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Preliminary Rate Resolutions for the four Annual Assessment Programs.

After discussion, Comm. Johnson made a motion to set a preliminary rate of $76 for the EMS Assessment, increase the Fire Assessment rate to $9 for a total of $41 and approve Solid Waste and Road Assessments as they stand.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     North Florida Economic Development Partnership requesting participation and to request appointment for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year.

 

Mr. Moody stated he had received a request from the North Florida Development Partnership for Board appointments for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year.  The current representatives are:

 

Elected Representative                                   Comm. Ryan Bell

Economic Developer Representative              Pat O’Neal

 

Mr. Moody also requested Board approval of continued participation and dues in the amount of $2,040.05.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve participation, dues and to re-appoint Comm. Bell and Pat O’Neal to the North Florida Economic Development Partnership as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.    Requesting Board approval of Amendment #2 of Contract #BDM80 extending the provision of Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation Services.

 

Ms. Painter requested Board approval of the State ofFlorida Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation Program Provider Agreement, Amendment No. 2 in the amount of $430,508.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation Services Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request vote; approval to submit with authorization US Section 5309 in the amount of $67,716 at 100% for the purchase of (2) mini-vans.

 

Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit with authorization US Section 5309 and Resolution 2011-35 in the amount of $67,716 for the purchase of two (2) 30 ft. vans.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve with authorization US Section 5309 and Resolution 2011-35 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.    Request permission to advertise for bid the yearly supply items for Road/Bridge Department.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise for bid the yearly supply items for Road/Bridge Department as listed below:

 

Asphalt/Colmix                       Emulsion Prime-tar

Motor Oils                               Galvanized Culvert Pipes

Porta Potty                              Safety Items

Sign Materials                         Sod

Stripping

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Road/Bridge Department to advertise for bid the yearly supply items as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

A.    Request approval of Resolution 2011-26, authorizing Chair to sign application for “Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant” and appointing the Director of Solid Waste as authorized representative under the grant.

 

Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-26, authorizing the Chair to sign the application for Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant and appointing the Director of Solid Waste Department as authorized representative under the grant to apply for and sign quarterly reimbursement documents.  The amount of this grant is $70,588.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-26, authorizing the Chair to sign the application for Consolidated Small County Solid Waste Management Grant and appoint Mr. Jerrels as authorized representative as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson

A.    Adoption of Resolution 2011-31 requesting the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consider and grant the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) petition that the EPA withdraw its determination that numeric nutrient criteria are needed inFlorida.

 

Comm. Johnson requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-31, requesting the US Environmental Protection Agency consider and grant the Florida DEP petition for the EPA to withdraw its determination of numeric nutrient criteria needed inFlorida.

Renate cannon spoke to the Board and asked for the Commissioners not to approve the Resolution.

Stanley Sheffield of Fanning Springs stated he is in favor of the Resolution.

Jack Schofield also spoke against the Resolution.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-31 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Drew votes No.

 

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

 

Comm. Drew questioned the advertisement of the Safety Director position and its requirements.  She stated they may miss out on some people willing to apply who do not meeting all the requirements and would like to re-advertise.

Comm. Drew made a motion to re-advertise the Position for Safety Director, using “preferred” language for the qualifications.

The motion dies for lack of a second.  The interviews will proceed as scheduled and the Commissioners will address the qualification language for the position if no suitable candidate is found from the pool currently selected.

 

Comm. Bell reported of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council having to reduce staff as a result of loss of revenue and the effects this may have onLevyCounty.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to remove Toni Collins from the Planning Commission.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Stevens votes No.

 

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

 

Comm. Bell requested Board approval to appoint Phil Parker of Cedar Key to the Planning Commission to represent District 4.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Stevens presented the Commissioners with a list of Committees for 2011 for their review.  The Commissioners briefly discussed the use of Department liaisons and their purpose for budgetary concerns.  Department heads are not restricted to any one single Commissioner for questions.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:53 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – June 7, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 7, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

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

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

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

 

CHECK NUMBER

 104939-105099

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

     1,376,070.06

ROAD

          76,467.43

SHIP

          14,607.20

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

          10,209.79

TRANSPORTATION

          32,742.50

911

          16,250.00

COURT FACILITIES

               348.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               171.87

EMS

          15,754.20

FIRE

            6,696.11

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            1,586.85

UTILITIES

            3,060.09

DRUG TASK FORCE

            2,069.00

ADD COURT COSTS

            1,472.39

CAPITAL PROJECTS

                 60.75

LANDFILL

          68,839.10

TOTAL  $  1,626,405.34

 

 

 MINUTES

 

Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting and Public Hearing held May 3, 2011; Regular Board Meeting held May 17, 2011.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting and Public Hearing held May 3, 2011.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held May 17, 2011.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

Doug King,NatureCoastBusiness Development Council

A.    Appointment of new Board member; Sharon Battles

B.     Re-appointment of Board members

 

Mr. King requested the Board appoint Sharon Battles as a new member to the Nature Coast Business Development Council Board and re-appoint the current Board members as listed below:

 

1.      Doug King

2.      Bob Hastings

3.      Carol McQueen

4.      Walt McJordan

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Sharon Battles as new Board member to the Nature Coast Business Development Council and to re-appoint the current Board members listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

A.    Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director, SE1-11 Mark Swain/Beef O’Brady’s Special Exception.

 

Atty. Brown swore in audience members and Commissioners to speak for or against the Special Exception.  [1]Comm. Johnson, [2]Comm. Drew, [3]Comm. Bell and [4]Comm. Stevens announced they had ex-parte communication with individuals and staff.

 

Mr. Corbitt presented SE 1-11, Special Exception for Beef O’Brady’s for Board approval.  He stated the purpose of this application is to obtain Board approval for on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Comm. Drew questions the code section relating to Board of Adjustment not granting a variance to permit a use not permitted generally or by special exception.  Atty. Brown explained the language means the Board of Adjustment does not grant variances related to use.  It does not grant use variances, it hears variances from things like distance requirements.  The Special Exception is for an approval of a use.

Mark Swain spoke to the Board and answered questions.

Comm. Stevens asked if anyone would like to speak for or against.  Members of the audience who spoke are listed below:

 

For                                           Against

DanaSheffield                        Marie Strange

Barney Cannon                       Renate Cannon

Teresa Barron

Charlie Green

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Special Exception 1-11 as presented.  Second was made by Comm.  Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Drew votes NO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A.    Adopt Ordinance Number 2011-02; regarding a small scale amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan by petitioner, Darryl Diamond.

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Ordinance 2011-02, regarding a small scale amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan by the petitioner, Darryl Diamond.  The applicant is requesting to change the Future Land Use designation on approximately four acres of land from Urban Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial ( C ) on land within the Inglis Municipal Services District.

Darryl Diamond spoke to the Board and advised them urban sprawl would not be promoted.

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

Bill Machiverte spoke in favor of the Ordinance.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Ordinance 2011-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

 

Joseph Summerill, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

A.    Interested in assisting the County in seeking a new per diem rate for housing federal prisoners in theCountyJail.

 

Joseph Summerill spoke to the Board stating he had been in contact with Sheriff Smith and was instructed to come before the Board to request approval to seek a new per diem rate for housing federal prisoners in the County’s jail.

Comm. Stevens states Sheriff Smith has not indicated he was in agreement with this to the Board and suggested they get in contact with Sheriff Smith and then come back before the Board.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY EZDA

 

Pat O’Neal

A.    Appoint Board Members

 

Mr. O’Neal requested the following re-appointments to the EZDA Board by the Commissioners:

 

Ted Parada

SharonBattles

SkipperHenderson

Andy Lott – appointment up in September

Sean Mullins

Carol McQueen

 

For the new appointments, Mr. O’Neil recommended the following as they have stated they would like to be on the EZDA Board:

 

John Meeks, Bronson

Cheryl Nicola, Fanning Springs

Drinda Merritt, Inglis

Cindy Babione

Janice Fugate

Karen Smith, Bronson

Jack Schofield, Yankeetown

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to re-appoint the existing members to the EZDA Board and appoint the new members as listed above.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to rescind his original motion.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to re-appoint the existing members to the EZDA Board.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Coordinator

A.    Budget Amendment.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval of a budget amendment to reduce their budget by $17,000 due to less funding coming in from landline phones.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the budget amendment to reduce the 911 Addressing budget by $17,000 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

Carol McQueen

A.    Appointment of Norm Fugate as City ofWilliston’s representative to the Tourist Development Council

 

Mrs. McQueen requested the Board appoint Norm Fugate as the City ofWilliston’s representative to the Tourist Development Council.  He would replace the vacant seat formerly held by Debra Jones.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Norm Fugate as the City ofWilliston’s representative to the Tourist Development Council.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

Recess at 11:05

 

Reconvene at 11:21

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jacqueline Martin

A.    Report on Public Safety Director applications and request direction for interviews.

 

Mrs. Martin provided the Board with information on the 21 applications received for the Public Safety Director position.  The following eight candidates met the minimum requirements:

 

Scott Cooper

Francis Ennist

Raymond Fishback

Ralph Franklin, Jr.

Trevor Hicks

Michael Kane

David Knowles

Stephen Smith

 

Mrs. Martin requested direction for interviews.  After discussion, the Board agreed to conduct interviews on the above listed candidates on July 19th beginning at 1:00 P.M. after the Regular Board meeting.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown,CountyAttorney

A.    Discussion of issues related toCountyAttorneybudget and in-house employee or outside private counsel.

 

Atty. Brown discussed information provided for the Commissioiners regarding what other counties do for legal services.

Comm. Drew suggested looking at the Attorney’s contract to see if any changes were needed as it had not been updated since 2005.

Atty. Brown also gave an update on the lawsuits related to the decision made by the Board regarding Tarmac.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council reduced dues rate to $.35 per capita for fiscal year 2011-2012; requests $14,508 fromLevyCountyfor fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

 

Mr. Moody advised the Board of a meeting of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council in which the Board of Directors voted for its dues rate to be reduced to $.35 per capita for fiscal year 2011-2012.  This rate results in a maximum dues request of $14,508 fromLevyCountyfor the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

 

B.     Dates available for Budget Workshops.

 

Mr. Moody stated the Departments had submitted proposed budgets and requested the Board set a date for a beginning Budget Workshop.  The Commissioners agreed to hold a Budget Workshop on June 27th at 9:00 A.M.

 

 

COUNTY EXTENSION

 

Albert Fuller, Director

A.    Proposed Agreement between Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. andUniversityofFlorida/IFASExtension,LevyCounty.

 

Mr. Fuller requested Board approval of the proposed Agreement between Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. and theUniversityofFlorida/IFAS Extension,LevyCounty.  This will provide a Summer Camp Counselor position for his office at no cost to the Board.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Proposed Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

A.    Proclamation declaring June 15, 2011 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.”

 

Mrs. Blackburn introduces Mrs. Vachon who read the Proclamation into record.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-27 declaring June 15, 2011 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request from Mt. Olive Church for a donation of a copy machine that has been listed as surplus equipment.

 

Mrs. Blackburn stated theMt.Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church had requested donation of a copy machine listed as surplus equipment.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve donating the surplus copier to theMt.OliveAMEChurchas requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Trish Seibold, Director

A.    Sign contract for TriTech; formerly Sweet Billing.  The agreement and addendum will allow for annual renewal that is accomplished simply by TriTech sending an annual invoice and the department processing and paying the invoice.

 

Ms. Seibold requested Board approval for the updated contract with TriTech, formerly Sweet Billing.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the TriTech Emergency Medical Systems Service Agreement for Technical Support for this year with the language change to not automatically renew upon payment of the bill every year.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, JOHN DAVIS

 

Presidential Candidate, John Davis spoke to the Board and the audience stating his roots and foundation is Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Country, Pro-Military, Pro-Second Amendment, Pro-Life, Pro-Balanced Budget, Pro-doing the right thing for the right reason, and Pro-American.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

A.    Requests approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 (SCOP LCR 207) to install a storm inlet, cross drain, endwall and other necessary work on LCR 207 near theWhisperingWindsCharterSchool.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of the Supplemental Agreement No. 2 with the Small County Outreach Program Grant for LCR 207, also known asOld Fanning Road.  This will allow the Road Department to install a storm inlet, cross drain, endwall and other necessary work near theWhisperingWindsCharterSchool.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Supplemental Agreement No. 2 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request permission to move money from Reserve to equipment and fuel line items.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of a budget amendment to move money from Contingency to offset a Fuel line item shortfall in the amount of $350,000 and also to place money in the Equipment line item in the amount of $75,000 for the purchase of a new track hoe.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the budget amendment to move money from Contingency to the Fuel line item and to the Equipment line item as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request permission to advertise for purchase of a hydraulic excavator (track hoe) for the Gulf Hammock Rock Pit.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise for the purchase of a hydraulic excavator (track hoe) by sealed bid for the Gulf Hammock Rock Pit.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve advertising by sealed bid for the purchase of a track hoe as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES

 

It was agreed by the Commissioners to have Mr. Greenlee read bids into public record when they have been received.

 

D.    Request permission to raise speed limit on LCR 369 also known as Northeast 128 Terrace and Northeast 126 Avenue inForest Parkfrom 25 to 35 mph.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to raise the speed limit on LCR 369, also known as NE 128th Terrace and NE 126 Avenue inForest Park from 25 to 35 mph.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve raising the speed limit on LCR 369 from 25 to 35 mph as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew stated this is Heather’s last week and wanted to thank her for her years of service.

Comm. Bell presented information for the Commissioners to review and discussed the losses with Manatee and University Oaks water systems.  After discussion, it was agreed by the Commissioners to place this item on the agenda for the first Board meeting in July for further discussion.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:35 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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

 



[1] Comm. Johnson ex-parte communication

[2] Comm. Drew ex-parte communication

[3] Comm. Bell ex-parte communication

[4] Comm. Stevens ex-parte communication