BOCC Regular Meeting – May 4, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 4, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 4, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:00 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. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

    101078-101231

FUND

           AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,100,769.12

ROAD

71,633.35

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

2,361.89

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

4,241.68

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

12,649.88

TRANSPORTATION

880.70

911

19,734.69

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

0.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

460.21

EMS

17,996.97

FIRE

116,186.98

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

11,885.53

UTILITIES

7,463.93

DRUG TASK FORCE

0.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

2,948.20

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

70,648.90

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $      1,439,862.03
TRANSFERS TO EMS $         325,000.00
TRANSFER TO LIBRARY $           47,004.75
TOTAL $         372,004.75

 

 

MINUTES

 

Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting held April 6, 2010 and April 20, 2010.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on April 6, 2010 and April 20, 2010 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

 

Mr. Johnson provided information to the Board and gave an update on the recent Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what is being done to contain and stop the leaking well, as well as how this could possibly impact the Gulf coast of Florida and our county.  Mr. Johnson stated until the oil is an eminent threat, no action is necessary in our area yet.

 

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Final Plat “Meadow Wood Phase II”.

 

Atty. Brown swore in those in the audience who wished to speak for or against the Petition.

1. Comm. Johnson stated he had ex-parte communication with Doug King.

Mr. Corbitt presented and requested approval from the Board for the Petition for Final Plat 1-10.  Mr. Corbitt stated Matt Munksgard was in attendance from Pardue Land Surveying representing Sandra Pardue to petition the Board for a final plat of “Meadow Wood Phase II”, a residential subdivision.

Comm. Bell asks if anyone would like to speak for or against and there were none.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Petition for Final Plat of “Meadow Wood Phase II”.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

Pat O’Neal, Carol McQueen, Skipper Henderson, Berlon Weeks, Tommy Dunford

A.     Introduction

 

Mr. Henderson introduced Mr. O’Neal, Mrs. McQueen and Mr. Weeks and stated the reason they came was to announce their new Executive Director, Pat O’Neal for the Nature Coast Business Development Council.

 

B.     Proposed relocation of administration offices of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA.

Mr. O’Neal presented a letter from the Town of Bronson regarding the use of the municipal building located at 660 E. Hathaway Ave to relocate the administration offices of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA.  The Bronson Town Council decided $245 would be an adequate monthly fee to cover basic utilities of water and electric to be paid for the use of the facility.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to go forward with the move and address the financial needs of the Nature Coast Business Development and EZDA at the next budget process.

Comm. Rooks amends her motion to state the Board would do a budget amendment to add $1,225 to the Nature Coast Business Development’s current budget for the cost of utilities through the end of the budget year, at which time their financial needs would be re-addressed.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green, FDOT

A.     Discuss the Five Year Work Program and answer any questions from the Board.

 

Mr. Green presented the Board with a tentative 5-year transportation plan for 2011-2015 and introduces Bill Henderson who spoke about the bridges in Cedar Key.  He stated he would come back to the Board with study information regarding the bridges.

 

Toni Collins spoke and complemented Mr. Green and Whitehurst Construction regarding the construction of the bike path on Manatee Springs Road.

LEVY COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

 

Carol McQueen, Levy County Visitors Bureau

A.     Notification of National Travel and Tourism Week – May 8 through 16, 2010.

 

Mrs. McQueen announced National Travel and Tourism Week is May 8 through 16, 2010.  She also gave information about Visit Florida, the private public corporation which markets Florida to the world and invited everyone to visit the trade show booth on display in the courthouse lobby for the month of May.  Brochures are available at the booth.

Mrs. McQueen stated there will be a mandatory workshop meeting for grants for festival and events this Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at the Agriculture center across from the Road Department.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Heather Lombardo

A.     Proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board.

 

Mrs. Lombardo requests approval for the following proposed changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board:

 

Primary Voting Member                       Alternate Voting Member

Elaine Carter                                        Eva Hipp

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinated Board as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request approval of revised Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval from the Board of the revised Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement, Resolution 2010-21, which amends Resolution 2010-07.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-21.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Amendment of bid tabulations for blasting.

 

Mr. Greenlee presented the following corrected blasting bids and requests acceptance and approval by the Board for the low bid:

 

Austin Powder Co.                   Orica USA, Inc.

$25,522.50                              $22,997.50

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the low bid.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.  Letter that will be submitted to FDOT for the Enhancement Schedule.

 

Mr. Greenlee requests the signature of the Board Chairperson for the letter to be submitted to FDOT for the Enhancement Schedule.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Board Chairperson signing the letter.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew gave follow-up information in addition to the information given by Mark Johnson from Emergency Management regarding the South Levy/Yankeetown area gathering wildlife rescue supplies and instructed those wanting to assist could contact Town Hall in Yankeetown.

 

Comm. Rooks

A.     Adopt Resolution 2010-24 joining with the City of Cedar Key in requesting the dedication of a portion of State Road 24 in the memory of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing.

 

Comm. Rooks introduced Mr. and Mrs. Buesing, parents of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing, Bruce Borders and Ivan Chubb.  She explained Lance Corporal Brian Buesing, a resident of Cedar Key gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Iraq in 2003.

Comm. Rooks makes motion to approve Resolution 2010-24 dedicating a portion of SR 24 in the memory of Lance Corporal Brian Buesing.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Borders explains there has been a delay with the memorial road sign with DOT and questions Mr. Green and Mr. Henderson about this.  Comm. Rooks asks Mr. Green to check into why the memorial sign has been delayed and call her with his findings.

 

Comm. Rooks announced on May 30th at the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1:00 P.M., there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony and on May 31st there will also be a Memorial Day Ceremony at 1:00 P.M. in Bronson at the Rosemary Hill Cemetery.

 

Comm. Rooks gave an update on Legislature and stated Library funding was granted at the same level as last year at $21.5 million.  The Solid Waste Small County Grants were funded at $2.4 million.  The Fiscally Constraints funded at $27.95 million.  The DJJ Pre-Trial Offset was funded the same as previously.  The SCOP Program was funded at $21 million.  The talk of closing down prisons went away and the Composting Mandate was repealed.

 

Comm. Rooks asks to put an item regarding the CLM Workforce Connection on the next agenda.

 

Comm. Rooks gave an update on the last FWC meeting and stated the proposed language was accepted regarding Class I and Class II animals.   Their request was to add Zoning requirements for anyone wanting to get a Class I or II animal permit.  Information is to be made public if Class I or Class II animals are on the property.

 

Comm. Stevens announced the Tri-County Pregnancy fundraiser at Rhino Outdoors this past weekend was a success and thanked all who attended and participated.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

Comm. Stevens stated he had read in the newspaper and also heard on the radio about a Supreme Court Justice ruling the National Day of prayer unconstitutional.  He stated the National Day of Prayer goes back to 1775 and President Reagan had signed into law the observance of a National Day of Prayer in 1988 to be on the first Thursday in May.

Comm. Stevens made a motion for the Board to accept Proclamation 2010-27 recognizing May 6th as National Day of Prayer in Levy County.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell announces many of the municipalities will be observing the National Day of Prayer.

 

Mr. Moody stated Juanita Melicar has called for a time to observe the National Day of Prayer here at the courthouse at noon on Thursday, May 6th at the flagpole.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:44

The meeting reconvened at 10:57

 

LIBRARY DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

 

 

Jacqueline Martin spoke to the Board and informed them Ms. Brasher meets all qualifications required by the State for the position of Library Director and introduced Ms. Lisa K. Brasher.

After interviewing Ms. Brasher the Commissioners discussed hiring her for the position and what would be expected of her job performance and progress within the six-month probation period.

Comm. Johnson made a motion to extend employment to Ms. Brasher with the condition of reviewing her progress during the probation period at 90 days and again at six months and also for her to give full-time consideration to this position.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:09 P.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 



1.  Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Johnson

BOCC Regular Meeting – March 16, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 16, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 16, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.  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

    100600-100755

FUND

          AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

386,114.35

ROAD

66,450.11

SHIP

0.00

LIBRARY

17,475.26

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

233.87

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

414.88

TRANSPORTATION

17,992.20

911

5,087.76

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

41.76

PROGRESS ENERGY

3,341.06

EMS

21,916.61

FIRE

1,343.09

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

5,691.21

UTILITIES

2,290.85

DRUG TASK FORCE

2,000.00

COMMUNICATION

0.00

JUV JUSTICE

0.00

ADD COURT COSTS

439.90

IMPACT FEES – EMS

0.00

IMPACT FEES – PARKS

425.00

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

0.00

DEBT SERVICE

0.00

CAPITAL PROJECTS

0.00

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

77,435.75

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $         608,693.66

 

 

C W GILBERT

 

C. W. Gilbert

A.  Planning Board Appointments.        –  TABLED

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Larry Feldhusen spoke to the Board in reference to the Planning Commission Appointment made at the March 2nd Board Meeting.  He read a letter he had prepared and requested the Board rescind its previous action and address it at a later date after publicly announcing the openings to the citizens of the County.

Atty. Brown responded to Mr. Feldhusen by stating the agenda asked for direction and direction was given for one of the Planning Commission members.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

 

Comm. Rooks recognized Bruce Greenlee for his efforts in the award of the $31.5 million Broadband Grant to the Board of 14 Counties and several municipalities Levy County is part of.  The award of this Grant could create job opportunities for our citizens.

 

A.     NFEDP requested letter of support of grant funding for the PRO-JOBS Initiative.

 

Mr. Moody presented to the Board a request from Jeff Hendry, Executive Director of the North Florida Economic Development Partnership requesting a letter of support for a second grant being submitted on behalf of North Florida RACEC, as well as two RACEC regions in Northwest and South Central Florida.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the request for letter of support.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

B.     Resolution 2010-13 authorizing the acceptance of a deed and other applicable documents transferring property and mobile home located in Gilchrist County to Levy County.

 

Mr. Moody presented and requested approval of Resolution 2010-13.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-13.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Williston Fire Rescue Material & Equipment Waiver & Hold Harmless Agreement.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the Material & Equipment Waiver & Hold Harmless Agreement for Williston Fire Rescue.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the Material & Equipment Waiver & Hold Harmless Agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

D.     Amended Auction Sale List.

 

Mr. Moody presented the amended auction sale list for approval to the Board.  He stated the sale would be on Saturday, March 27th at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the list as presented and to allow Williston Fire Rescue to have the laptops previously requested if they were still interested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

E.      Interlocal Agreement with City of Williston for Collection EMS Impact Fees.

 

Mr. Moody requested approval of the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Williston for collection of EMS Impact Fees.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Williston.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

 

F.      Request from Williston Fire Rescue for 3 laptop computers.

 

This request was included and voted on with Item D, Amended Auction Sale List.

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANT TO COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Dick Tummond

A.     Resolution 2010-14 authorizing the acceptance of a deed transferring property located in Rainbow Lakes Estates to Levy County.

 

Mr. Tummond requested approval of Resolution 2010-14 authorizing the acceptance of a deed transferring property located in Rainbow Estates to Levy County.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-14.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Assistant

A.     Resolution 2010-12 authorizing acceptance and directing the recordation of right-of-way located in Levy County and generally described as SE 150th Ave.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval of Resolution 2010-12 authorizing acceptance and directing the recordation of right-of-way located in Levy County and generally described as SE 150th Ave.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2010-12.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of roads to be placed in Maintenance System or on the Paving List.

 

1.      NE 80 Street from NE 90 Street to NE 105 Avenue (maintenance).

 

2.      LCR 1078 from C335A to NE 70 St (paving list).

 

3.      LCR 366 from Hammock Road to Marjorie Avenue (paving list).

 

4.  LCR 1076 from NE 101 Court to NE 104 (paving list).

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval from the Board of the above listed roads to be placed in Maintenance System or on the Paving List.

Claude Blackburn expressed his discontent with Mr. Greenlee for not taking care of his road yet.  Mr. Greenlee responded to Mr. Blackburn’s concerns by stating the roads are worked on in the order they are placed on the list.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the list of roads as presented by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown, County Attorney

A.     Request approval of Release of Unity of Title for Lots 2, 3, and 4, Block 64, Oak Ridge Estates, Ana Ortiz.

 

Atty. Brown requested approval from the Board for the Release of Unity of Title for Lots 2, 3, and 4, Block 64, Oak Ridge Estates from Ana Ortiz.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the Release of Unity of Title as presented by Atty. Brown.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

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

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve and read into record Resolution 2010-15 opposing the elimination of State aid to libraries.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Rooks provided the Board members with information about the Small County Coalition’s efforts to oppose the elimination of State aid to libraries and asked if the community would join with the Board in contacting our legislators to express the importance of our library systems to the community.

 

Comm. Rooks introduced the new Chiefland Fire Chief, James Harris.

 

Comm. Rooks announced Creekside Christian School would be holding their first annual “CowPie Jackpot Bingo” fundraiser on March 18, 2010.  If anyone is interested in participating, they can contact Shelby at Creekside Christian School.

Comm. Stevens announced the Williston FFA fundraiser at Rhino Outdoors was a success and thanked all who participated.

 

Comm. Bell

A.     Policies and Procedures.

 

Comm. Bell requested the Board members set aside 1-hour workshops after each meeting to review the Policies and Procedures Manual and presented a tentative schedule.

Comm. Drew made a motion to schedule a workshop for the Board members to review the Policies and Procedures Manual.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Comm. Bell advised the Board members the first workshop date will be after the Board meeting on April 6th.

 

Comm. Rooks announced the Suwannee River Fair would be starting soon.

Comm. Johnson gave a breakdown of the Fair schedule for the audience.

 

Comm. Drew announced she as well as Comm. Bell will be participating in a 25-mile bicycle ride on April 10th to benefit the Levy School Foundation and asked if anyone was interested in making donations for her efforts.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:05 AM.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY, FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

 

BOCC Regular Meeting – March 2, 2010

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MARCH 2, 2010

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on March 2, 2010, at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairperson Nancy Bell

Vice Chairperson Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Lilly Rooks

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairperson Bell called the meeting to order at 9:01 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. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

  100473-100599

FUND

          AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

1,240,236.74

ROAD

94,989.09

SHIP

16,187.00

LIBRARY

1,145.58

PERMANENT MOSQUITO

518.93

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

626.02

TRANSPORTATION

16,609.68

911

16,583.33

SP LAW ENF

0.00

COURT FACILITIES

891.81

PROGRESS ENERGY

150.43

EMS

16,883.05

FIRE

4,201.21

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

382.48

UTILITIES

1,068.72

DRUG TASK FORCE

9,805.25

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

1,273.66

CONSTRUCTION

0.00

LANDFILL

24,477.49

MSBU’S

0.00

TOTAL $     1,446,030.47
TRANSFER TO EMS $        100,000.00

 

ZONING

 

Rob Corbitt, Director

A.     Petition No. Ha.Va. 1-10, Hardship Variance

 

Atty. Brown swore in those in the audience who wished to speak for or against any of the Petitions being presented.

1. Comm. Rooks and 2.Comm. Stevens stated they had ex-parte communication with petitioners.

Mr. Corbitt presented petition No. Ha.Va. 1-10, Hardship Variance to the Board for J.D. and Ginger Griffeth to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her parents, Kenneth and Karen Braswell.

Mr. Burton spoke against the petition.

Mrs. Cannon spoke in favor of the petition.

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

 

B.     Petition No. PP-3 Preliminary Plat of “Hampton Corners.”

 

Mr. Corbitt presented petition No. PP 3-10 Croft Land Surveying representing Shell Pond LLC, Larry King, for a Preliminary Plat of Hampton Corners.

No one spoke for or against.

Comm. Drew asked for the information regarding a well to be removed from the application, as it does not apply.

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

 

 

 911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, Coordinator

A.     Ratification of Application for 911 Rural County Grant.

 

Mr. West requested ratification of Application for 911 Rural County Grant.  Mr. West explained this is a non-matching grant for maintenance on their new 911 equipment in the amount of $10,274.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the ratification of Application for 911 Rural County Grant.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF THE NATURE COAST

 

Amanda Desmartin

A.     Request approval of Proclamation 2010-10 Recognizing and Observing March 22nd to March 26, 2010 as Children’s Week in Levy County.

 

Ms. Desmartin requested approval of Proclamation 2010-10 recognizing and observing March 22nd to March 26, 2010 as Children’s Week in Levy County.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-10.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES

 

Ms. Desmartin read into record the Proclamation and asked permission to place children’s hand-prints from a local child care facility in the lobby of the courthouse.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Renate Cannon had a question about the FWC committee meeting on building codes and zoning requirements.  She wanted to know when the second meeting was to take place.

Comm. Rooks responded with the location, date and time of the next meeting.

Mrs. Cannon stated she understood the County was to collect EMS impact fees countywide.  She asked if Atty. Brown could clarify if “Countywide” means it includes the municipalities?

Atty. Brown responded it does include the municipalities.

Mrs. Cannon questioned why do the municipalities of Chiefland, Bronson, Williston and Cedar Key not allow EMS collections at this time?

Comm. Stevens responded the municipalities chose not to collect at this time while Comm. Rooks and Atty. Brown added this is on new applications.

Ms. Lee stated she is a new homeowner in University Oaks and a University Oaks water customer.  She stated she has a problem with her water bill amounts.  She is a volunteer missionary with the Volunteer Missionary Society and Family Preservation Fund and moves around often.  Ms. Lee expressed her concerns about charges, late fees, cut-offs, and re-connect fees with the water system.

Mr. Tummond spoke regarding payments received late in the past from Ms. Lee.  He explained how the billing cycle works and how much time lapses before a customer is disconnected.

The Board advised Ms. Lee to meet with Mr. Tummond to discuss arrangements for her bill and how she can remain current.

 

Merle Nichols wished to thank the Road Department for their work on paving the road in his area, near Goethe.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody, County Coordinator

A.     Proclamation 2010-11 Recognizing April, 2010 as “Water Conservation Month.”

 

Mr. Moody requested approval from the board for Proclamation 2010-11 and read the Proclamation into record.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2010-11.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the

MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NON-AGENDA ITEM

 

Mr. Moody stated he had a non-agenda item to present to the Board.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to hear a non-agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

Mr. Moody stated he had received a request from the Vision Christian Academy for a transportation vehicle the County has scheduled to sell at the upcoming auction.  Mr. Moody stated there is a 1995 15-passenger van available if the Board would like to make this donation.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve the donation of the van mentioned by Mr. Moody.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.

Comm. Johnson spoke concerning the County’s liability involved in donating the van.

Atty. Brown stated a document could be included to add an “as is” condition of the donated van.

Comm. Stevens amended his motion to include an “as is” condition of the donated item.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

FOWLER’S BLUFF WATER SYSTEM ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

Joseph Mittauer

Mittauer & Associates, Inc. Consulting Engineers

A.     Fowler’s Bluff Water System Association, Inc.

 

Mr. Mittauer requested from the Board using the County’s CDBG ability to pursue a CDBG Block Grant Application to help fund the difference to upgrade the water treatment plant, which would cost about $750,000.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to allow the process to go forward with the process of CDBG Grant.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens.

Comm. Bell abstains from voting.

Comm. Drew requested clarification on what the process would involve in going forward.  Mr. Tummond explained the process of moving forward would involve the CATF (Citizens advisory task force) committee coming together.  There would then be two public hearings, after which the advisory task force would come back to Board with a recommendation.

Comm. Bell calls for a vote and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

Jacqueline Martin, Human Resource Director

A.     Present proposed Levy County Commission Safety and Health Program Manual for Board’s consideration.

 

Mrs. Martin introduced Mr. Joe Markham from the Road Department and presented the proposed Levy County Commission Safety and Health Program Manual for the Board’s consideration.

Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the Safety and Health Program Manual.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

Mr. Moody stated the adoption of the Manual is required in order for the County to be eligible for insurance premium safety credits.  The County has received, because of their work, $11,245.00 off our insurance premiums.

 

Mrs. Martin gave an update to the Board of applicants for the Library Services Director position vacancy.  The applicants are in the process of submitting documentation verifying they meet the minimum qualifications set by the State.

 

 

Comm. Bell called for a recess at 10:08

The meeting reconvened at 10:16

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark Johnson, Director

A.     Request approval to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Agreement.

 

Mr. Johnson requested approval to accept the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement.  He explained this is a no-match grant in the amount of $20,000.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the State Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Emergency Management Storage Facility Bid Selection Recommendations.

 

Mr. Johnson presented the Emergency Management Storage Facility Bid Selection Recommendation.  His recommendation is to use Gray Construction Services, which was the low bid at $35,995.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to approve the bid to Gray Construction Services as recommended by Mr. Johnson.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Bell votes NO.

 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Trish Seibold, Director

A.     Presentation of New Ambulance. – TABLED

 

 

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

 

Shenley Neely, Director

A.     Request direction from the Board on two Planning Commission members whose terms are expiring in April, 2010.

 

Ms. Neely requested direction from the Board as two of the Planning Commissioners’ terms will be expiring in April, 2010.  The two members are Thadus Barber and Ron Grant.

Comm. Drew stated she would like to Table the request until the next meeting.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to re-appoint Ron Grant.  Second was made by Comm. Rooks.

Comm. Bell called for a vote but Comm. Johnson asked if the vote was to be for just the one member before votes were spoken.

After discussion Comm. Drew stated she would make a recommendation to the Board after she completes interviews.

Comm. Bell calls for a vote and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Drew votes NO.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent

A.     Request permission to vacate a 20’ strip of right-of-way in Foxwood Farms off of NE 20th Street.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission from the Board to apply to vacate a 20’ strip of right-of –way in Foxwood Farms off of NE 20th Street.

Atty. Brown added this is not the actual vacating of it, but asks the permission of the Board to be the applicant, as it has to go through the process.

Comm. Stevens made a motion to grant permission to vacate a 20’ strip of right-of-way as described by Mr. Greenlee.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval to purchase recycled asphalt from Anderson Columbia for $5.00 a ton.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested approval to purchase recycled asphalt from Anderson Columbia.  Anderson Columbia has agreed to sell the County recycled asphalt and aggregate materials currently stockpiled at the asphalt plant site at Lebanon Station for the price of $5.00 per ton.

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of recycled asphalt from Anderson Columbia.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request permission to accept right-of-way on NE 170th Avenue.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested permission to “pursue” right-of-way on NE 170th Ave.

Comm. Rooks made a motion to pursue right-of-way on NE 170th Ave.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

 

Comm. Drew gave information about a new State website called transparencyflorida.gov where the operating and expenditure budget for the State can be viewed.

 

Comm. Bell

A.     Presentation of FEMA Plaque.

 

Comm. Bell made a presentation from FEMA to Levy County as participants in the National Flood Insurance Program.  As a result of this community’s outstanding performance in the CRS, flood insurance policyholders within this jurisdiction are afforded a reduced premium on their policies.  A plaque was presented as acknowledgement of this achievement.

 

Property Appraiser, Oz Barker announced to everyone there will be a Relay-For-Life fundraiser on March 11th.  Chicken and rice lunches will be available for a donation of $5.00 each in the Board meeting room.

 

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:49 AM.

 

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. Rooks

2.  Ex-Parte Communication Comm. Stevens