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BOCC Minutes February 20, 2008

                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                  MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX

 

                                         MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

                                              WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008

 

                                                                      4:00 P.M.

           

           

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in Regular Session with the following members present: Ricky Henderson (District 1), Ronnie Moore (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4), and Roy Ellis (District 5).  Also present were County Coordinator Allen Cherry, County Attorney George T. Reeves, and County Clerk Tim Sanders.  District 2 Commissioner Wayne Vickers was unable to attend due to illness.

 

 The Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, called the meeting to order and opened with prayer and pledge to the flag.

 

Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the agenda as presented.

 

The minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 16, 2008 were presented for review.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Henderson, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve said minutes as presented.

 

Upon a motion by Commissioner Henderson, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve the Consent Agenda (1. SHIP SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT  request from Thurston M. and Jennifer S. Raines; 2. Letter regarding Our Region Tomorrow, a cooperative regional effort between eight North Florida Counties; 3. Budget Amendment Request for Law Enforcement & Corrections/E911; 4. Budget Amendment Request for Special Assessment-Fire; 5. Budget Amendment Request for BOCC Administration; 6. Budget Amendment Request for Transportation-Capital Projects; 7. Budget Amendment Request for Community Development Block Grant; 8. Budget Amendment Request for Board of County Commissioners/General Fund).

 

Regarding needed roof repairs to the Madison County Library in Madison, Mr. Cherry reported Library Director Danny Hales received only one bid for the job.  Chairman Martin asked that the matter be re-agendaed for the next Regular Meeting.

 

Ms. Brenda Willoughby presented an APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE PERMIT to place a mobile home on her parents’ parcel of land in section 17, township 2 north, range 10 east located at 4331 NE Delphinium Drive to take care of them.  County Planner Jeanne Bass reported the application was complete.  A motion was made by Commissioner Henderson and seconded by Commissioner Moore for the Board to approve said Temporary Special Use Permit.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Ms. Bass also presented a side lot line VARIANCE REQUEST submitted by Harold and Peggy Brown for a parcel of land on Cherry Lake and located in CHERRY LAKE FARMS SUBDIVISION No. 8.  Ms. Bass reported the Browns would like to change the set-back on their west line from a ten (10) foot requirement to an eight (8) foot.  She also reported the Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously to approve said Variance Request.

 

Commissioner Henderson reported the Tourist Development Council (TDC) elected Ms. Jackie Blount as a regular voting member and Mr. Jason Hackle as an alternate voting member to Original Florida.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Henderson, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted to approve said TDC appointments.   

 

Ms. Bass reported Ms. Amelia Mulkey, at the request of Commissioner Vickers, has agreed to serve out the remainder of Mrs. Ruth Hutto’s term on the Planning and Zoning Board, which expires January 2009.  Ms. Bass stated that Mrs. Hutto has represented District 2 from the Planning and Zoning Board’s inception, but has been unable to attend recent meetings due to illness.  A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Moore to approve Ms. Mulkey as a District 2 member, and also appoint Mrs. Hutto as an Honorary Member of the Planning and Zoning Board.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Discussion followed on the sale of two county-owned barrow pit parcels in section 33, township 2 north, range 9 east, which are surrounded by property owned by Mr. Chip Beggs.  Mr. Reeves advised the Board a private sale was possible if the value of the land is less than $15,000 and of no value to other adjoining property owners.  Mr. Cherry reported Mr. Beggs has made an offer of $5000 an acre to purchase the two-acre barrow pits.  The Clerk reported at the last Regular meeting the Board voted 4-1 to start the sale process for the price of $5000 per acre.  Chairman Martin was opposed to the motion.  Mr. Reeves advised Mr. Beggs to submit legal descriptions of the subject properties for deed preparation and for the County Coordinator to ask the Property Appraiser for a certification of the value of the lands.

 

An AMENDED INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING BY AND BETWEEN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA – TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE, FLORIDA – TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LEE, FLORIDA – CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MADISON AND SCHOOL BOARD OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA was presented to the Board by Ms. Bass, who highlighted the proposed changes requested by the School District.  In particular, one change consisted of amending Section 7.3.4, School Concurrency Implementation, Level of Service Standards by changing level of service standards from 100 percent to 90 percent.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously to approve said Amended Interlocal Agreement.

 

Mr. Cherry presented a paper entitled AIR CURTAIN COMPARISONS from Ring Power Corp., Inc. and Air Burners, LLC for a new air curtain incinerator.  Comparisons were made in the following categories: Bid price, Model, Engine, Fan, Manifold Type (Air Tube), Nozzle Length, Air production at Nozzle, Average Tons/Hour, Set-up Time-Single person, Warranty, and Service Centers.  Road Department Coordinator Robert “Red” Henderson reviewed the comparison sheet and recommended the Board purchase the Ring Power Corp. Model CP2400HD at a cost of $38,042.00 due to greater capacity and use of less manpower.  Solid waste/Recycling Coordinator Jerome Wyche reported the equipment was budgeted in his department and the price of the Ring Power Corp. incinerator, which is more than the $29,750.00 Air Burner, LLC incinerator, was below budget.  A motion was made by Commissioner Henderson and seconded by Commissioner Ellis to approve the purchase of the higher priced incinerator from Ring Power Corp. due to its greater capacity, its interchangeable parts and the company’s proximity to Madison County for service.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Cherry reported on an opportunity to work with the owner of Fast Track to develop a segment of a proposed “backage road” in the northwest quadrant of the Interstate 10 and State Road 53 interchange, which would increase the level of service and development at the interchange.  County Engineer Bill Steves described the movement of an existing retention area associated with the new Fast Track construction project to provide a needed eighty foot wide right-of-way for the proposed road.  He added the re-location would be beneficial to both the county and Fast Track. Fast Track would donate the land to the county for the right-of-way, which would allow more usable land for further Fast Track development.  Mr. Steves stated the county could save money if it provided and moved the dirt necessary to complete the project.  Mr. Reeves advised the County Coordinator to have a written agreement with Fast Track before proceeding.  A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Henderson to authorize Mr. Cherry on behalf of the Board to execute a contract to provide fill material for the proposed retention area re-location construction project and reimburse Fast Track for earthwork expenses not to exceed $20,000.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

The Clerk presented the STATEMENT OF ACTUAL AND ESTIMATED REVENUE AND STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES, ENCUMBRANCES AND APPROPRIATIONS as of January 31, 2008.

 

Regarding the abandoned Perpetual Energy Biomass Plant on Rocky Ford Road, the County Attorney reported on a hearing before Circuit Judge John Peach on a Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement.  Judge Peach ordered the owners of the property to present the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for approval five contractors to remove the existing waste on the property in order to proceed with removal.

 

Commissioner Henderson suggested the Board by ordinance increase the distance prescribed by Florida Statutes between school grounds and sexual offenders to make it more difficult for them to locate in Madison County.  Mr. Reeves suggested Mr. Cherry contact surrounding counties that have enacted such policies for review.

 

Commissioner Moore reported Aucilla Area Regional Landfill engineer Frank Darabi suggested a meeting to discuss issues pertaining to the old landfill Consent Order.

 

The County Attorney reported on his work on a Covenants and Restrictions for the Madison County Industrial Park to allow the county a site review process, since the land has been annexed into the Town of Lee.  Discussion followed on the costs associated with said review and possible fees associated with the Covenants and Restrictions.  Mr. Reeves suggested said fees associated with the costs for the county review may be added to the cost of the land.  Mr. Cherry stated there would be two site reviews, one by Lee and one by the county, to insure compliance, whether the Board approved fees or not.  County Engineer Bill Steves reported a site review for a structure such as Wal-Mart may be as much as $5,000.  Upon a motion by Commissioner Henderson, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously to amend the agenda to consider said matter.  A motion was then made by Commissioner Henderson and seconded by Commissioner Ellis to leave said Covenants and Restrictions as is and not include site review fees.  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Cherry reported the contractor was ready to replace the roof on the Precinct 11 building near Lake Francis in Madison.  The Board by consensus agreed on a roof color of green to blend with the neighborhood.

 

At 5:30 P.M. Chairman Martin directed the Board’s attention to a Public Hearing for first reading of AN ORDINANCE OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE MADISON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE TEXT OF THE MADISON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AS AMENDED, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 07-8, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR ADDING A PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES ELEMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT OT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD A POLICY CONCERNING COORDINATION WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD AND AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES LEVEL OF SERVICE STANDARDS AND TO AMEND THE FIVE-YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  The Chairman opened the meeting for public comment.  Hearing none the public comment portion of the Public Hearing was closed.  County Planner Jeanne Bass reported the School District was happy with the proposed amendment.

Ms. Bass presented for first reading AN ORDINANCE OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE MADISON COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, AS AMENDED; PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDC 07-9, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.4.J, ENTITLED LAND USE DISTRICT, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, (RD) BY CHANGING THE NAME OF THE LAND USE DISTRICT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (RD) TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT-1 (RD-1), AND ADDING WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AS A PERMITTED USE WITHIN THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT-1 (RD-1) LAND USE DISTRICT, AND AMENDING SECTION 4.4 ENTITLED, LAND USE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 4.4.K, ENTITLED, LAND USE DISTRICT RURAL DEVELOPMENT-2 (RD-2) ALLOWING WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION FACILTIES, AND MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AS PERMITTED USES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Chairman Martin opened the Public Hearing to the public for comments.  Hearing none the public comments portion of the hearing was closed.

 

Mr. Cherry reported that Mr. Brett Wattles has agreed to work for the county as needed on an hourly basis on the county’s efforts to stimulate economic development.  The Board by consensus approved Mr. Wattles’ change in status.

 

Ms. Bass reminded the Board of the Vision 2020 workshop at 5 PM on Tuesday, February 26th.  The County Attorney advised the Board the meeting was not advertised as a “meeting in the sunshine” and to not talk with one another.

 

There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 5:40 P.M.

 

                                                                       

 

Board of County Commissioners

                                                                        Madison County, Florida

 

By:_________________________

                                                                              Alfred Martin, Chairman

                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                   

ATTEST:

 

_____________________________

Tim Sanders, Clerk to the Board of

County Commissioners

 


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