BOCC Regular Meeting – May 22, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 22, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   Comm. Joyner 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   108064-108194
FUND

         AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

       (222,375.04)

ROAD

         115,102.08

SHIP

           10,380.00

NSP

                173.70

TRANSPORTATION

           35,031.25

COURT FACILITIES

                  19.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

                474.69

EMS

           34,602.36

FIRE

           17,688.76

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

             4,078.11

CDBG

                213.59

UTILITIES

                  87.83

ADD COURT COSTS

             2,200.80

IMPACT FEES – RD DIST II

             1,530.00

LANDFILL

           69,811.52

TOTAL  $        69,018.65

 

 

CRIMESTOPPERS OF LEVY COUNTY

 

Paula Sprague, President

Request approval to continue function as previously authorized by the Commission to serve as a group within and for the Citizens of Levy County.

 

Mrs. Sprague requested Board approval of Crimestoppers of Levy County to continue function as previously authorized to serve as a group within and for the Citizens of Levy County.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the group “Crimestoppers of Levy County” as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

Barbara Locke, Administrator

Presenting Amended Land Agreement as required to submit Fixed Capital Outlay request to the Department of Health for new facility.

 

Mrs. Locke requested Board approval of the amended Land Agreement as required to submit Fixed Capital Outlay request to the Department of Health for a new facility.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the amended Land Agreement as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Presenting Progress Report, March – April.

 

Mr. Pieklik presented a Progress Report of the Nature Coast Business Development Council for March – April, 2012 to the Board.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

 

Dr. Kathryn Frank,UniversityofFlorida

Presentation on a project funded by the Florida Sea Grant:  Planning for Sea Level.

 

Dr. Frank gave a power point presentation to the Board on a project funded by the Florida Sea Grant:  Planning for Sea Level.

 

Individuals from the audience who spoke were Jeff Hardison and Mike West.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:59 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:13 A.M.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.    Request approval of Proclamation 2012-30, recognizing week of May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-30, recognizing the week of May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week and read the Proclamation into public record.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-30 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of proposed draft letters for the former DOC Levy Forestry Camp facility.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of letters of support for the Department of Public Safety to acquire the former DOC Levy Forestry Camp facility as the Public Safety Department is in need of a larger facility and this site would be ideal.  The letters of support from the Board would then be sent to the local Delegates requesting their support to pressure the Department of Corrections Secretary in acquiring this property.  Mr. Knowles explained the property was originally purchased by the Board and donated to the State DOC.                        Over the past few months, Mr. Knowles has been diligently working with the Department of Corrections Secretary, Kenneth Tucker regarding the acquisition of this property with positive response.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve letters of support as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Knowles requested the Board hear a non-agenda item.

 

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

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for him to electronically sign for a 100% Grant from Globe Firefighting Gear which is due back by May 31st.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Mr. Knowles to electronically sign and submit for the Globe Firefighting Gear Grant as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Joyner commended the Department of Public Safety for their work at the Expo from the weekend held at theWillistonAirport.

 

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT

 

Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

A.    Release of County right of way deeds through Resolution 2012-32 authorizing the Chair to execute the deeds for Dorsett Hills Subdivision.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for the release of County right-of-way deeds through Resolution 2012-32 authorizing the Chair to execute the deeds for Dorsett Hills Subdivision.  He explained the Road Department been attempting to secure right of way since 1997 upon a resident’s request, but since all residents have not agreed to deed right of way to the county, he is requesting this file be closed and all currently deeded right of way’s be returned to the landowners.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-32 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2012-25 supporting the Legislative action establishing theMarine Lance Corporal Brian R. Buesing Memorial Highway.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-25 supporting the Legislative action establishing the portion of SR 24 between C347 and Bridge No. 340053 be known asMarine Lance Corporal Brian R. Buesing Memorial Highway.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-25 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mr. Greenlee requested the Board hear a non agenda item.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non agenda item.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Johnson votes No.

 

Mr. Greenlee stated on May 9th, they were contacted by Kissinger, Campo & Associates, the Engineering firm which does bridge inspections for the county.   A detailed report of critical deficiencies and corrective action notice was received recently concerning Bridge No. 344005, which is theWatsonBridge on the way to the Gulf Hammock Rock Pit.   Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to advertise for bids as the cost will be around $20,000 for replacement of the bridge.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Road Department requesting bids for materials to replace Bridge No. 344005 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

 

SOLID WASTE

 

Benny Jerrels, Director

Request permission to increase contract with Clean Harbors by 3%.

 

Mr. Jerrels first reported to the Board theRecyclingCenteris now back up and running.

Mr. Jerrels then requested Board approval to increase the contract with Clean Harbors by 3%.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the proposed contract increase with Clean Harbors by 3% as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

A.    Request direction regarding solid waste licensing, flow control and franchising and, if applicable, approval of proposal of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, flow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal.

 

Atty. Brown presented to the Board a proposal from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson to continue with amendments to an Ordinance to address flow control and licensing of the current and future haulers for Solid Waste through the County.  Direction from the Board was requested if they would like to move forward with the flow control and licensing issue.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the proposals from Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Atty. Brown requested if September 11th at 6:30 P.M. would be an agreeable date to schedule a Final Adoption Hearing on the Assessments.

The Commissioners agreed to this date.

 

B.     Approve standard Memorandum of Agreement for Limited County Access to Florida System Data and authorize Fred Moody,CountyCoordinator, to execute final Memorandum when prepared.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board approval of the standard Memorandum of Agreement for limited county access to the Florida System Data and to authorize Fred Moody to execute the Final Memorandum when prepared.  This gives access for staff doing the review of the Medicaid charges to the DCF site.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

A.    Reporting back on the County Agent’s request to purchase a riding lawn mower.

 

Mr. Moody reported back to the Board on the County Agent’s request to purchase a riding lawn mower.  The mowers currently owned by the County are listed below:

 

Road Department                   6 push mowers

Road Department                   1 riding mower (42” cut)

Solid Waste                             2 riding mowers (60” cut)

Construction/Maintenance      2 riding mowers (60” cut)

Construction/Maintenance      1 push mower

Parks/Rec                                1 riding mower (50” cut)

Parks/Rec-Shellmound            1 riding mower (48” cut)/out of commission

Parks/Rec                                1 push mower

Levy Fire                                 1 riding mower (42” cut)

 

 

Mr. Moody then presented quotes received for mowers:

 

Suwannee River Kubota         1 riding mower (60” cut)        $9,008.23

Dixie Chopper                         1 riding mower (60” cut)        $8,750.00

Greensouth Equipment           1 riding mower (60” cut)        $9,565.00        John Deere

1 riding mower (60” cut)        $7,525.00        Hustler

 

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed they would like to see quotes for a more suitable mower.  The quotes above reflect the price for commercial use mowers.

 

Mr. Moody stated he would return to the Board at the June 5th meeting with new quotes for non-commercial riding mowers.

 

B.     Request approval of RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services for Employee Benefits.

 

Mr. Moody requested Board approval of RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services for Employee Benefits.  Mr. Moody stated a date would need to be scheduled to rank the proposals received.  A date was set for Tuesday, June 12th at 9:00 A.M.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the RFP for Agent of Record/Broker Services as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

Lisa Brasher, Director

Request approval of contract with Auto-Graphics.

 

Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Contract presented with Auto-Graphics for three years.  The total amount of $23,468 is broken down as follows:

 

First Year total price including Data Migration and Training            $11,656

Second Year total price                                                                      $  5,906

Third Year total price                                                                          $  5,906

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc. as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

 

Carol McQueen, Director

A.    Request approval of Resolution 2012-17 amending Resolution 2002-07.

 

Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-17 amending Resolution 2002-07.  The Levy County Tourist Development Council had voted at their meeting on March 29, 2012 to add one more accommodation owner/operator to the TDC.

After discussion, the Commissioners agreed they were not in favor of adding a fourth member.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-17 amending the number of members to three (3).  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request appointment of Kathy Koren of Best Western & Days Inn of Chiefland to the Levy County Tourist Development Council. – TABLED –

 

Mrs. McQueen gave an update to the Board regarding television advertising for the Visitors Bureau.  Fox TV of Orlando recently aired a segment on diving at Devils Den as a “one tank trip”.  Mrs. McQueen reported Fox TV of Tampa Bay and the local television station TV20 aired a segment on Cedar Key.  The June issue of Southern Living will have editorial on Cedar Key as well.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

Request approval to add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval to add Comm. Johnson as an Alternate member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Comm. Johnson as an Alternate member as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

SHIP

 

Shenley Neely, Director

Request motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christina S. Williams – PA #513.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christina S. Williams – PA #153 in the amount of $10,230.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson stated he has a conflict with the earlier appointment of himself as the alternate member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC.  The meeting is on May 24th. Comm. Stevens asked if Comm. Joyner could attend his place for this meeting and he agreed.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to rescind his earlier motion to appoint Comm. Johnson to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC.  Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell then made a motion to appoint Comm. Joyner for the meeting on May 24th and for Comm. Johnson to be appointed going forward from this date.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Bell stated there was a great turnout for the Rotary Fishing Tournament over the weekend in Cedar Key.  He expressed congratulations to all graduates for this year.  Comm. Bell also confirmed there will be a Public Hearing on June 5th at 5:01 P.M.

 

Comm. Stevens stated Jack Foley’s vehicle is available for the Commissioners to ride in for the Chiefland Watermelon Parade.

 

Mike Mikaelis thanked Comm. Johnson for participation in Fishing Tournament.

 

Comm. Stevens brought to the attention of the Commissioners a letter sent in by Glen Wilson regarding proposed change of Ordinance for “Special Events”.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:52 A.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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

BOCC Regular Meeting – May 8, 2012

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MAY 8, 2012

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on May 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Sheriff Johnny Smith 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. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

CHECK NUMBER  107887-108063
FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

      1,598,330.29

ROAD

         183,081.30

SHIP

           24,157.83

COURT TECH/CRIM PREV

           17,745.40

TRANSPORTATION

           44,506.13

911

           14,000.00

COURT FACILITIES

                  28.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

             1,190.72

EMS

           29,109.85

FIRE

         127,338.55

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

             3,278.12

CDBG

           14,310.00

UTILITIES

             2,235.11

DRUG TASK FORCE

             1,543.12

ADD COURT COSTS

             1,694.50

LANDFILL

           90,104.92

TOTAL     $2,152,653.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for the Regular Board meeting held April 3, 2012 and April 17, 2012 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting held April 3, 2012, with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting held April 17, 2012, with corrections.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Stevens introduced Marilyn Ladner, the provost ofLevyCounty’s operation for theCollegeofCentral Floridaand a Board member of the Nature Coast Business Development Council.  Ms. Ladner spoke to the Board inquiring if they would be interested in joining in a Workshop with the Nature Coast Board and the EZDA Board.  The purpose of this Workshop would be to discuss goals and objectives in order to come up with a strategic plan and vision for the future, if possible, taking into consideration the limited resources for all three Boards.  Ms. Ladner offered to host and facilitate the Workshop at theCollegeofCentral Florida.

 

The Commissioners agreed to meet on June 5th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

 

VFW

 

Ivan Chubb

A.  Presenting Post Commander’s Appreciation Certificate.

 

Mr. Chubb informed the Board of the dates of several VFW Memorial Day events coming up:

 

Saturday, May 26th at Marion Woods inOcala

Sunday, May 27th at theCedarKeyCemetery, 1:00 P.M. with the Marine Corps League

Sunday, May 27th atOrangeHillCemetery in Williston at 1:00 P.M. with the American Legion

Monday, May 28th at Rosemary Hill

 

Mr. Chubb also presented the Post Commander’s Appreciation Certificate to Major Evan Sullivan with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

C.A.A.A. (CHIEFLAND AREA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION)

 

Wayne Weatherford

Presenting information on upcoming T-Ball/Little League events for June and July, 2012.

 

Mr. Weatherford informed the Board of upcoming events concerning the CAAA.  Chiefland will be hosting the State T-Ball Tournament for the Northern Division June 12-16 as well as the World Series T-Ball Tournament for the Southeast Region July 6-9.  District Tournaments will be May 31st.  These events will be atStricklandPark in Chiefland.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Shenley Neely

A.    Adopt Ordinance 2012-01 amending the schedule of Capital Improvements forLevyCountyas required annually by Florida Statute.

 

Shenley Neely requested Board approval of Ordinance 2012-01.  The Ordinance was then read into public record.

 

Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for or against the proposed Ordinance.  There was none.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Ordinance 2012-01 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Rob Corbitt

B.  First Public Hearing to consider Adoption of Ordinance 2012-03 relating to Special Event Permits.

 

Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval of Ordinance 2012-03 relating to Special Event Permits and read revisions to the Ordinance into public record.  Mr. Corbitt stated a Public Hearing would need to be scheduled by the Board after 5:00 P.M. as required by Florida Statute.

 

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

 

The following individuals from the audience spoke:

 

Renate Cannon

Jeff Hardison

Patty Galyean

Carol McQueen

 

After discussion among the Commissioners a date was set for an evening Public Hearing on June 5th at 5:00 P.M.

 

 

ALLEN RODRIGUEZ

 

Past President of CAV, Inc. –ChieflandAstronomyVillage

Presentation regarding the implementation of light restrictions during the “Dark of the Moon” Dark Sky observing sessions.

 

Mr. Rodriguez spoke to the Board and requested they make the Chiefland observatory a “Dark Sky” site and to block off NW 52nd Court during observing sessions to eliminate dust from the limerock road.

Mr. Rodriquez explained the reason for the request is also to prevent those not invited from intruding and disrupting their observation of the night sky.

 

After discussion among the Commissioners, it was advised for Mr. Rodriguez to consult with Sheriff Smith to deter anyone from intruding upon their monthly observing sessions.

 

 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Jordan Green,FloridaDOT,LakeCity

Discuss FDOT’s Tentative Five Year Work Program and answer any questions from the Board.

 

Mr. Green spoke to the Board and explained the tentative schedule of the Florida Department of Transportation’s five year transportation plan.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:39 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:56 A.M.

 

 

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

Sheriff Johnny Smith, Patty Galyean

Certificate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

 

Sheriff Smith requested Board approval and signature on the Certificate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $48,644.  These funds help supplement salaries or purchase equipment for the Drug Task Force.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve signing the Certificate of Participation for the Drug Task Force, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Sheriff Smith let everyone know of the Law Day luncheon coming up this Friday at the Beauchamp place on theSuwanneeRiver.

 

NOEL K. DESMOND

 

Consideration of pertinent information on endangered species and habitat.

 

Mr. Desmond presented information to the Board regarding Florida Panthers inLevyCountyand requested they consider the panthers when making decisions which would have an impact on their habitat.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Noel Desmond asked if an amendment could be added to the zoning laws to protect the Florida Panthers.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

ANIMAL SERVICES

 

David Weatherford, Director

Request approval of Resolution 2012-24 adopting a Schedule of Fees and Charges for the Animal Services Department.

 

Mr. Weatherford requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-24 adopting a Schedule of Fees and Charges for the Animal Services Department.  Mr. Weatherford stated the fees had not been changed since 2003.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-24 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

Anne Bast Brown

Request direction regarding solid waste licensing, flow control and franchising and, if applicable, approval of proposal of Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson for legal services for completion of licensing ordinance, flow control regulations, and notice procedure for privatization of solid waste collections and disposal.

 

Atty. Brown spoke to the Board regarding the impass hearing coming up with theUnion.  Notice had been sent of the decision not to go to the Special Magistrate which starts the insulation period.  Atty. Brown reminded the Board they are not to discuss this issue with anyone.

Atty. Brown stated a consensus from the Board is needed on the dates for the Hearing.  She suggested July 17th or August 21st and stated the hearing will take about three hours.

The Board agreed to set the Hearing for July 17th at 1:00 P.M., after the Board meeting.

 

Atty. Brown requested Board direction on the solid waste licensing, flow control, and franchising issue from the Goals Workshop.

After discussion, the Board agreed to table this item indefinitely.

 

 

COUNTY COORDINATOR

 

Fred Moody

Request the appointment of Levy County Planner Shenley Neely to the Goethe State Forest 10 Year Management Plan Committee.

 

Mr. Moody stated he had been contacted by Mr. Cahill requesting the appointment of Shenley Neely to the Goethe State Forest 10 Year Management Plan Committee.  Mr. Moody then requested Board approval of Ms. Neely to this Committee.

 

It was agreed upon by consensus to appoint Ms. Neeley to the Committee as requested.

 

 

 

COUNTY AGENT

 

Albert Fuller, Director

Request permission to purchase a riding lawn mower.

 

Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Fuller Board approval to purchase a riding lawn mower for mowing the Ag. Center property.  The quotes received are as follows:

 

Lanes Hardware                      Pro Turn 260, 60” cut                         $8,057.21

Suwannee River Kubota         Pro Turn 460, 60” cut                         $9,008.23

Dixie Chopper                         Model Classic 2760, 60” cut               $7,750.00

Greensouth Equip., Inc.          John Deere Z930A, 60” cut                $9,565.00

Hustler X-One, 60” cut                       $7,525.00

 

The Commissioners agreed the mowers quoted were more than they were willing to buy and suggested creating a mowing/cleanup crew from existing personnel.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Mark S. Johnson, Director

Request permission to purchase two (2) portable light towers for Emergency Operations.

 

Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase two portable light towers for Emergency Operations and provided quotes:

 

Turnkey Electric, LLC            $14,800.00, includes shipping

Allmand Brothers, Inc.           $20,850.70, includes shipping

Discount Equipment               $15,094.00, does not include shipping

 

Mr. Johnson stated the funding source for this purchase is their Annual Federal Emergency Planning Performance Grant Program.  The lighting is to be used for emergency staging areas and points of distribution during times of declared emergencies and for use during nighttime exercises and drills.  It is the recommendation of Mr. Johnson to purchase the light towers from Turnkey Electric, LLC.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase for two portable light towers as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.    Presenting 2nd Quarter Report.

 

Mr. Knowles presented the 2nd Quarter Report of the Department of Public Safety to the Board.

 

B.     Request approval of Resolution 2012-27, regarding the write-off policy for uncollected receivables.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-27, regarding the write-off policy for uncollected receivables.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-27 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

Ms. Neely requested Board approval for the reappointment of the following Alternate Planning Commissioners:

 

Robert Lowyns, Catherine Stevens (Lawhun), and Bill Hammond

Comm. Bell made a motion to re-appoint the above listed Alternate Planning Commissioners.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Ms. Neely gave information to the Board regarding a House Bill on septic tanks and howLevyCountywill be affected by this as we have two first magnitude springs.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Karen Blackburn

A.    Presenting Proclamation 2012-25 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’sIndependence.

 

B.     Presenting Proclamation 2012-26 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of theRepublic ofTrinidad and Tobago.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamations 2012-25 and 2012-26 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence and the 50th Anniversary of theRepublic ofTrinidad and Tobago upon the request of Representative Rogers.

 

The Board decides to take no action on the above listed Proclamations.

 

C.     Presenting Proclamation 2012-28 proclaiming May as “Civility Month”.

 

Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-28 proclaiming May as “Civility Month.”

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-28 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson reported of broadband and FLOW to the Board.

 

Comm. Bell invited everyone to the Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament coming up May 18th at Cedar Key and the Chiefland Watermelon Festival will be on June 2nd .

Comm. Bell reported there was a good turnout at the Cedar Key Art Festival last weekend.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 12:39 P.M.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

____________________________________                                    ____________________________________

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