Madison County, Florida
Residents
Businesses
Visitors
Meetings

Request For Proposals
Bid Notice

Home CodeRED Madison County Florida
Meetings and Agendas


BOCC Minutes October 3, 2007

   

                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

            MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX

 

                                         MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

                                                WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007

 

                                                                      9:00 A.M.

           

           

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in Regular Session with the following members present: Wayne Vickers (District 2), Ronnie Moore (District 3), and Alfred Martin (District 4), and Roy Ellis (District 5).  Also present were County Coordinator Allen Cherry, Mr. Clay Schnitker, Esq. for County Attorney George T. Reeves, and County Clerk Tim Sanders.

 

The Chairman, Honorable Roy Ellis, called the meeting to order and Veterans Service Officer Oliver Bradley opened with prayer and pledge to the flag.

 

The gavel was passed by Chairman Ellis to the new Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, who will assume his position for a twelve month period.

 

Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the agenda as amended: at the request of Mr. Sanders, add to New Business item #9. Budget Amendment Request for Fine and Forfeiture (Sheriff’s Office) workman compensation insurance for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, and #10. Budget Amendment Request for the Recreation Department for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, and also at the request of Mr. Cherry, delete New Business item #3. Exception to Building Department Permit Policy-Ms. Stella Davis.

 

The minutes of the Special Meeting held September 12, 2007, the Regular Meeting held on September 19, 2007, and the Special Meeting held on September 26, 2007 were presented for review.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, the Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve said minutes as presented.

 

Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve the Consent Agenda (1. Agreement Between Madison County and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council for Annual Monitoring of Hazardous Waste Generators;  2. Status Report for the Madison County SHIP Program through August, 2007).

 

            Mr. Cherry referenced the proposed INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND MADISON COUNTY FOR OLD COUNTY CAMP ROAD FLOODING and reported the District would be responsible for the purchase of flooded home site properties in the project area and would also retain title to all properties acquired under the agreement.  Commissioner Ellis questioned the term “home sites” and suggested the word “sites” be deleted.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted to approve said INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, subject to the deletion of the term “sites” found in the document.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

            Chairman Martin directed the Board’s attention to AN ORDINANCE GRANTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO FASTPACK PACKAGING, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, PURSUANT TO SECTION 3, ARTICLE VII, FLORIDA CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 196.1995, FLORIDA STATUTES, EXEMPTING FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION SOME OR ALL OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF ALL IMPROVEMENTS TO REAL PROPERTY MADE BY OR FOR THE USE OF SUCH BUSINESS AND SOME OR ALL OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF ALL TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF SUCH BUSINESS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Mr. Cherry reported the proposed ordinance had been advertised, but noted on page 3, section 8, the wording “$175,201 in real property and $11,153 in personal property” should be changed to “$1,415.97” only.  Commissioner Ellis suggested lowering the 100% abatement due to the number of jobs created by the business to coincide with other counties’ thresholds of employment.  A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Moore to grant an Exempt Percentage of 100% for three (3) years followed by and Exempt Percentage of 50% for two (2) years.  Motion failed 1-3 with Commissioners Martin, Moore, and Vickers opposed.  A motion was then made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Vickers to grant an Exempt Percentage of 100% for a period of ten (10) years, which would be an estimated county revenue loss in the amount of $1,415.97.  Motion carried 4-0.  Following the discussion Commissioner Moore recommended that the Board establish a set of standards for future Tax Abatement requests.

 

            Ms. Eddie Lee Harley of Fast Eddie’s Dry Cleaners located on east U. S. 90 asked the Board to consider waiving the Small Scale Amendment Fee to change the business location zoning from Residential to Commercial.  She reported the property has always been used for commercial purposes and that she entered into a lease agreement with the understanding the property was zoned Commercial.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, the Board voted unanimously to approve said request.

 

            County Planner Jeanne Bass removed the name of Ms. Michelle LeBlanc for consideration and mentioned the probable resignation of Ms. Ruth Hutto from the Planning and Zoning Board.  She added that Mr. Jamie Groover, a potential member of the Planning and Zoning Board resides in Ms. Hutto’s district, if she does resign.  A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Vickers to appoint Mrs. Marianne Green to the vacant position on the Planning and Zoning Board.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

            Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO EXECUTE THE REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT OF THE SMALL COUNTY OUTREACH PROGRAM WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION KNOWN AS FINANCIAL PROJECT #212517-4-58-01 for the resurfacing of County Road 360 from Southwest County Road 14 to State Road 14 in the amount of $2,026,944.00.

 

            Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO EXECUTE THE REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT OF THE SMALL COUNTY ROAD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION KNOWN AS FINANCIAL PROJECT #406818-8-58-01 for the resurfacing of County Road 140 from U. S. Highway 221 (North of US 90) to County Road 150 in the amount of $943,470.00.

 

            Animal Control Director Jamie Willoughby presented to the Board for approval a CITATION PROTOCOL policy permitted under the County’s Ordinance Number 99-105, where a citation may be written under certain circumstances.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve said CITATION PROTOCOL.  Mr. Cherry reported Mr. Willoughby agreed to accept the role of Director of the combined Animal Control and Mosquito Control Departments upon Mr. Ron Mandziara’s retirement at the end of the calendar year.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Vickers to approve the FISCAL YEAR 2008 LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL.  Mr. Cherry reported the planning services provided by the Planning Council would be reduced to a mid-level plan at a cost of $21,000, compared to $28,000 last year.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

            The Clerk presented a Budget Amendment Request for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, which would reduce the transfer of $31,440.50 from the General Fund to Fine and Forfeiture for Workman Compensation Insurance.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously to approve said request.

 

            The Clerk also presented a Budget Amendment Request for the 2007-2008 fiscal year increasing Capital Outlay for the Recreation Department in the amount of $28,000 for the purchase of a tractor and attachments.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve said request.

 

            Mr. Cherry reported the North Florida Economic Development Partnership has requested the Board to send one commissioner to a Rural Leadership Academy, which will focus on economic development issues critical to North Central Florida.

 

Mr. Cherry also asked the Board for direction on the sale of surplus vehicles by the County.  The Board by consensus approved a sealed bid process to allow local participation.  Chairman Martin asked that the matter be agendaed for the next Regular Meeting in order to consider a list of county properties as surplus and eligible for sale.

 

Commissioner Ellis thanked the Board for their thoughts and prayers during his recent medical procedures.  He also asked that the Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon be agendaed for the next Regular Meeting.

 

Commissioner Moore asked that a request for county assistance to clean a local cemetery of illegal dunping be agendaed for the next Regular Meeting.  

 

            Chairman Martin asked to place a request by the developers of SUMMERWOOD ESTATES SOUTH subdivision on the agenda for the next Regular Meeting.

 

            Mr. Jerome Wyche of the Madison County Design Review Board reported a change in meeting dates from the second Thursday to the second Monday of the month at 5:15 P.M.

 

There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 9:55 A.M.

 

                                                                        Board of County Commissioners

                                                                        Madison County, Florida

 

By:_________________________

                                                                              Alfred Martin, Chairman

                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                   

ATTEST:

 

_____________________________

Tim Sanders, Clerk to the Board of

County Commissioners

 

                                      


Archived Meetings and Agendas


MADISON COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/SECTION 504/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION.
© 2011 Madison County Florida | Web Site Design and Content Management by JSS Enterprises, Inc

Madison County Florida