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Minutes of Levy County Commission April 3, 2012

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REGULAR MEETING
LEVY COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
APRIL 3, 2012

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens, Comm. Marsha Drew, Comm. Ryan Bell, Comm. Chad Johnson,Comm. Mike Joyner
Aso present were: County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown, County Coordinator – Fred Moody, Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond
Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

CHECK NUMBER     107632-107762
FUND                    AMOUNT
GENERAL REVENUE    1348956.09
ROAD            115169.31
SHIP                    5150
TRANSPORTATION                  920.07
911                 39000
COURT FACILITIES                    80
PROGRESS ENERGY                585.11
EMS                   13196.5
FIRE                    1349.65
TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT             4422.76
UTILITIES                    1161.8
DRUG TASK FORCE                 290.95
ADD COURT COSTS             1650
LANDFILL             54758.43
TOTAL               $1,586,690.67

MINUTES
The minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on February 21, 2012 and March 20, 2012 were presented for Board approval.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting held on February 21, 2012 with changes.  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 on March 20, 2012 with changes.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

VFW
Ivan Chubb, Presenting Post Commander’s Appreciation Certificate and letter.
Mr. Chubb presented Comm. Stevens with a letter and Post Commander’s Appreciation Certificate.
Comm. Drew read the Certificate into public record.

LEVY COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION
Mike Pompeo, Presenting Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing Levy County Fair Week from April 9, 2012 to April 15, 2012.
Mr. Pompeo requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing Levy County Fair Week from April 9, 2012 to April 15, 2012.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-23 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

PUBLIC HEARING
A. Adoption of Resolution 2012-15 approving or denying the petition to vacate, abandon and close NE 30th Street located in Wekiva Subdivision as requested by petitioner, Daniel Jerrels.
Bruce Greenlee presented and requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-15, a petition to vacate, abandon and close NE 30th Street located in Wekiva Subdivision as requested by petitioner, Daniel Jerrels.  He stated the Road Policy Committee voted to deny the road closing based on the section line dedication.
Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone to speak for or against the road closing as requested and there was none.
Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-15 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.  Comm. Drew votes NO.
B. Ha.Va. 4-12, Michael Hunt
Rob Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of the Hardship Variance application for Michael Hunt to allow a second dwelling in order to care for his father.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Hardship Variance as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.
A. Ordinance No. 2012-02, Darryl Diamond
Atty. Brown swore in members of the audience regarding ex-parte communication on Ordinance No. 2012-02, Darryl Diamond.
Atty. Brown then asked if any of the Commissioners had any ex-parte communication regarding the proposed Ordinance.
Comm. Johnson, Comm. Drew Comm. Bell and Comm. Stevens all stated they had ex-parte communication regarding the proposed Ordinance.
Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of Ordinance No. 2012-02, followed by Mr. Diamond who spoke to the Board.
Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience to speak for or against the Ordinance.
Renate Cannon questioned the completeness of the packet and Claudia Keiser spoke in opposition of the Ordinance.
Bob Obert spoke in favor of the Ordinance.
Commissioner Stevens closed the topic for public discussion and called for comments from the Board members.
After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Ordinance 2012-02 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were cast as follows:
YES: Comm. Bell,  Comm. Johnson
NO: Comm. Joyner, Comm. Stevens, Comm. Drew
The MOTION FAILS.

LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL
Andy Andrews — Newspaper legal advertising controversy.
Mr. Andrews spoke to the Board and asked if they would designate the Journal as the “newspaper of record” for all county legal notices.

CHIEFLAND CITIZEN
Tom Ten Broeck — Consider the Chiefland Citizen for all of Levy County’s legal advertising.
Mr. Ten Broeck spoke to the Board and pointed out fees charged for legal advertising to the County comparing amounts from Landmark Communication and the Levy County Journal.  

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding the newspaper issue.
 
NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL — David Pieklik, Executive Director,
Request Chair signature on Florida Enterprise Zone Program’s signature authorization form.
Mr. Pieklik presented and requested Board approval of the Chairman’s signature on the Florida Enterprise Zone Program’s signature authorization form.  This form authorizes the Nature Coast Development Council to sign Department of Revenue forms related to the reimbursement of Enterprise Zone tax credits.
Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Florida Enterprise Zone Program’s signature authorization form as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.
Mr. Pieklik also gave an update to the Board and stated there is a summit next month on May 14th.

LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE — Mike West, 911 Coordinator
Request to ratify Board Chair’s signature on three E911 Rural County Grants, as follows:
• E911 System Maintenance, provides 12 months of maintenance for CPE equipment and software.
Mr. West requested Board approval of the E911 System stating this is a non-matching grant which provides 12 months of maintenance for the CPE equipment and software.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the E911 System Maintenance grant as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.
• Viper 4.1 Upgrade, proves an upgrade for CPE from version 2.0 to version 4.1.
Mr. West requested Board approval of the Viper 4.1 stating this is a non-matching grant which provides an upgrade for the CPE from Version 2.0 to Version 4.1.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Viper 4.1 upgrade as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.
• NG911 Mapping Display, provides an upgrade to mapping display which will migrate mapping to one that is server based and NG 911 able.
Mr. West requested Board approval of the NG911 Mapping Display stating this provides an upgrade to the mapping display which will migrate the mapping to one that is server based and NG911 able.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the NG911 Mapping Display as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

CLERK OF COURT — Sheila Rees, Chief Deputy & Finance Director
Requests approval of Resolution 2012-22; amending the final budget for fiscal year 2011-2012; providing for an effective date.
Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-22; amending the final budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.  The amendments are as follows:
Increase Transportation Fund by $62,301
Increase E-911 Fund by $93,580
The total budget amount with amendments is $58,667,836.   
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-22 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

ROAD DEPARTMENT — Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent
• Request board direction with bidding for blasting at Gulf Hammock Pit.
Mr. Greenlee presented the two bids received for blasting at the Gulf Hammock Pit:
North Florida Drilling Services, Inc.    $2,541
Austin Powder Company        $5,819.19
Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the bids from North Florida Drilling Services, Inc. for drilling and Austin Powder Company for blasting.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.
• Request Board approval to apply for grants from Florida Department of Transportation as follows:
County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP)
Small County Outreach Program (SCOP)
Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP)

Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to apply for the above listed grants from Florida Department of Transportation and listed the following roads as those which would be on the applications as roads in the most need of repair:: 347 to 345 (Turkeytown area), US 19 to 129,  CR 341 from US 19 to C345, Clay Landing Road,     C40-A in Inglis,     CR 40 E in Inglis, CR 343, NE 60th Street from CR 241 to SR 45
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application of the grants listed above from the Florida Department of Transportation.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.
• Request from Mr. Heath Davis to accept SW 142nd Court into county maintenance/ownership. - TABLED -

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

COUNTY ATTORNEY  Anne Bast Brown
Consider and vote on Resolution 2012-18, adding fiber optic cable and space on the Inglis tower as assets for the use of the North Florida Broadband Authority, including determination of how many pairs of fiber optic cable to commit to the Authority.
Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-08 and to determine how many pairs of fiber optic cable it may want to commit to the use of the NFBA.
Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-18 and to commit one pair of fiber optic cables for the use of the North Florida Broadband Authority.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

Consider and act on Resolution 2012-17, implementing local preference purchasing policy.
Atty. Brown requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-17, implementing the local preference purchasing policy.
After discussion, Comm. Bell made a motion to table this item to allow the Commissioners time to review.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were cast as follows:
YES: Comm. Bell, Comm. Drew, Comm Johnson
NO: Comm. Joyner, Comm. Stevens
The MOTION CARRIES.

Atty. Brown spoke to the Board regarding the Medicaid House Bill, HB 5301, which passed recently and how this will affect Levy County.

COUNTY COORDINATOR — Fred Moody
Requesting authorization to sign the agreement between Levy County and Florida Department of Corrections to provide inmate labor for the Recycling Program, when received.
Comm. Johnson made a motion to authorize Mr. Moody to sign the agreement between Levy County and the Florida Department of Corrections when it is received.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.
Mr. Moody also stated Mr. Tummond will be retiring soon.

CORRESPONDENCE — Karen Blackburn
A. Presenting Proclamation 2012-21, recognizing April 2012 as National Donate Life Month.
Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-21, recognizing April 2012 as Donate Life Month.
Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-21 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.
A. Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council voted for its dues rate to remain the same at $.35 cents per capita for fiscal year 2012-2013; requests $14,268 from Levy County for fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.
Mrs. Blackburn presented to the Board the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council’s request in the amount of $14,268 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013 for Board approval.
Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request from the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT — Mark S. Johnson, Director
Requesting permission to purchase mobile radio equipment with installation pages for Public Safety command vehicles and one Emergency Management vehicle.
Mr. Johnson requested Board approval to purchase mobile radio equipment with the installation of programming packages for three Public Safety command vehicles and one Emergency Management vehicle in the amount of $18,889.98 from Williams Communications, Inc.  The radios will be purchased with their Emergency Management Performance Grant non-matching federal funds.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of mobile radio equipment with installation of programming packages as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

LIBRARY — Lisa Brasher, Director
Requesting Levy County enter into a contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc. to provide services required to maintain automated circulation.
Ms. Brasher requested Board approval for Levy County to enter into a contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc. not to exceed $15,000 and to waive the bid process.  
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve entering into a contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc., not to exceed $15,000 and to waive the bid process as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

PLANNING — Shenley Neely, Planning Director
Approve re-appointment of Planning Commissioner Mr. Thomas Harper to Levy County Planning Commission.
Ms. Neely requested Board approval to re-appoint Planning Commissioner Thomas Harper as his term will expire at the end of April.
Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve re-appointment of Planning Commissioner Thomas Harper as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
Comm. Johnson reported he is in the process of working with others on an Interlocal Agreement with FLOW.
Comm. Drew presented information from other counties Purchasing Departments to the Board to review.
Comm. Bell reported Senator Nelson will be coming tomorrow at 1:00 P.M.
Comm. Joyner stated there will be Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday at the Morriston Baptist Church and breakfast will be served after service.
Comm. Stevens stated the Williston FFA fundraiser is coming up on April 14th at the Whitehurst Lodge.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED.