Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, October 16

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October 16, 2012

Call to Order


Pledge to Flag


9:00 a.m. - Public Hearing

Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

ORDINANCE NUMBER 2012-04, Flood Prevention.


9:15 a.m. - Suwannee River Water Management District

Ann Shortelle, Ph.D, Executive Director

Presentation of payment in lieu of taxes.


9:30 a.m. - Nature Coast Business Development Council

David Pieklik, Executive Director

Requesting a letter of support signed by Chairman to be included with a grant application with FEMA for $35,000.00, no local match, to be used for an “innovative” disaster preparedness project.


9:45 a.m. - Williams Communications, Inc

A.J. Smith

Radio communications issues.


10:00 a.m. - Public Comments

-Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

-State your full name and address

-Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person



County Coordinator – Fred Moody

A. Ratification of Union Contract, LIUNA Local 630 for fiscal year 2010/11.

B. Requesting Board direction on our continued participation with North Florida Economic Development Partnership, membership dues of $2,038.35 (requested by 11/15/2012) and North Florida Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors Appointments (requested by 10/23/12).


Correspondence – Karen Blackburn

Presenting a request from Swain Strickland with the Levy County Health Department suggesting a workshop after the next regular meeting on November 6th, 2012 with this Board and the Health Care Advisory Board.

Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council is requesting approval of a Re-Appointment to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantage Local Coordinating Board. The current voting member is Arthur Maruna from Chiefland.

Presenting A Proclamation of the Board of County Commissioners, Levy County, Florida proclaiming November 2012 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”


Planning - Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A. Recommend approval of renewal of the Levy County Service Agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) for services needed through September 30, 2013.

B. Recommend Board approve Notice of Intent to Terminate Contract for NSP 3 Administration and Activity Delivery Service with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. and approve letter providing Notice of Intent to Terminate Agreement/Contract.


Public Safety - David Knowles, Director

A. Department of Public Safety is requesting Board approval to piggyback off of the Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment agreement with Bennett Fire Products.

B. Department is requesting the Board to issue Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to provide Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the citizens of Levy County.

C. Department is requesting Board approval to piggyback off of Lake County Fire Rescue Equipment agreement with Municipal Equipment Company.


Solid Waste - Benny Jerrels, Director

Request Board approve the renewal of Levy County’s service agreement with the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the new fiscal year 2013.


Tourist Development - Carol McQueen, Director

Request to increase for funds amount for the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund Application.


County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

A. Approve agreement with Nabors, Giblin, & Nickerson, P.A. (“NGN”), to provide legal services to challenge contested Medicaid billings on contingency plus cost basis; and

B. Authorize County Attorney to initiate and pursue Department of Administrative Hearings (“DOAH”) actions on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners on contested Medicaid billings if the total amount for the billings to be contested in any one action is less than $5,000, either through outside counsel or through Office of County Attorney resources.



Commissioner Joyner

Commissioner Johnson

Commissioner Drew

Commissioner Bell

Commissioner Stevens


Approval of Expenditures

Approval of Minutes

Special Meeting September 28, 2012

Regular Meeting October 2, 2012



If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at (352) 486-5217, Bronson, Florida.