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BOCC Minutes September 17, 2008

                                         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

                                                    MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
 
                                                         COURTHOUSE ANNEX
 
                                         MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
 
                                             WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 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), Wayne Vickers (District 2), Ronnie Moore (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4), and Roy Ellis (District 5). Also present were County Coordinator Allen Cherry, Mr. Bailey Browning for County Attorney George T. Reeves, and County Clerk Tim Sanders.
 
 The Chairman, Honorable Alfred Martin, called the meeting to order and opened with prayer and pledge to the flag.
 
Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the agenda as amended: at the request of Mr. Cherry, add to Unfinished Business No. 3. Appraisal and consideration of the purchase of property and building that adjoins the Courthouse Annex; delete New Business No. 4. Presentation by Ms. Gail Garrard of Bailey, Bishop and Lane, Inc.; add to New Business No. 5. Grant Request by Tourist Development Council; add to New Business No. 6. Approval of Constitution Day Proclamation.
 
The minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 3, 2008 were presented for review. Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Henderson, the Board voted unanimously (5-0) to approve said minutes as presented.
 
Road Department Coordinator Robert Henderson presented for approval a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO EXECUTE THE REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT OF THE COUNTY INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION KNOWN AS FINANCIAL PROJECT #424024-1-58-01, for the construction of a road from the I-10 frontage road (Dale Leslie Drive) to SE Balboa Drive in the amount of $634,000 for FY 2009-2010 and $700,000 for FY 2010-2011. The Clerk read the resolution (RESOLUTION 08-09-17) heading for the record. Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Henderson, the Board voted unanimously to approve said resolution.
 
Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Jerome Wyche presented A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA SETTING THE FEES TO BE CHARGED BY MADISON COUNTY FOR CERTAIN SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Clerk read the resolution (RESOLUTION NO. 2008-09-17A) heading for the record. Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to approve said resolution. Mr. Wyche thanked the Commissioners for their participation in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new State Road 53 North collection center.
 
Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Henderson, 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 July 2008; 3. Acceptance of Supplemental EMPA/EMPG (Emergency Management Performance Grant) Grant for Emergency Management in the amount of $26,125; 4. Fiscal Year 2009 Agreement Between Madison County and Regional Planning Council for Comprehensive Planning Services; 5. Budget Amendment Request for the County Cooperative Extension Service). 
 
Suwannee River Regional Library Director Danny Hales presented for approval the Fiscal Year 2009 State Aid Grant Agreement in order for the county to receive library funding from the State of Florida. Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, the Board voted unanimously to approve said Agreement. Mr. Hales also updated the Board on the construction progress of the new library in Lee, including the School Board’s approval of the shared entranceway off U.S. Highway 90 to the library property.
 
Under “Petitions From The Public” Ms. Marianne Green introduced Ms. Suzi Gere, who presented a PROCLAMATION TO CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY, SEPTEMBER 17. Ms. Gere read the proclamation for the record. A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Henderson to approve said proclamation to proclaim the day of September 17, 2008 as “Constitution Day” in Madison County. Motion carried 5-0.
 
Mr. Michael Curtis gave an update on the clean-up of the Madison ITT/Thompson industrial site in Madison and reported the Public Comment period on the site ends tomorrow, September 18th. Mr. Curtis asked the Board to show some willingness to fund discovery costs to find the truth in the alleged dumping of illegal wastes in the county by ITT/Thompson.
 
Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Manager Brenna Daniels introduced herself to the Board and commented on the recreational opportunities available along the linear river park from White Springs to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Mr. Todd Watkins, Business Manager of the Madison County Health Department, presented for approval a CONTRACT BETWEEN MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR OPERATION OF THE MADISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT for CONTRACT YEAR 2008-2009. The contract included a Fee Schedule for Primary Care Patient Services, Family Planning Patient Services, Obstetric Patient Services, Dental, and also A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A FEE SCHEDULE, FOR FEES TO BE CHARGED AND COLLECTED BY THE MADISON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT. The Clerk read the heading of the resolution (RESOLUTION NO. 2008-09-17B). Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, the Board voted unanimously to approve said resolution and contract.
 
Mr. Clay Blair, a resident of Northwood Subdivision and on behalf of the subdivision homeowners’ association, asked the Board to allow the association to stockpile subdivision road improvement materials on a platted 100 foot by 200 foot parcel of land located on NE Celosia Drive and dedicated to the county for public purpose use. A motion was made by Commissioner Vickers and seconded by Commissioner Henderson for the County Attorney to prepare a Lease Agreement between the county and subdivision homeowners’ association for the use of said land to be considered by the Board at the next Regular Meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
 
Mr. Cherry reported Mr. Frank Darabi, engineer for the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration, is interested in the purchase of county-owned land adjacent to the regional landfill property located south of Greenville on U.S. Highway 221 at the appraised price. Mr. Darabi requested the county pay for the boundary survey estimated at $6500. A motion was made by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Vickers to instruct staff to advertise the sale of the property with a requirement that the buyer pay for a boundary survey. Motion carried 5-0. 
 
Commissioner Moore made a motion to amend the agenda for $30,000 of the proceeds of the sale of said property to the regional landfill go toward improvements to the Greenville Library. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Ellis and was approved unanimously.
 
At 5:15 PM Mr. Browning had to leave the meeting in order to attend another commitment.
 
County Planner Jeanne 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 08-2, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING A PORTION OF SECTION 4.4,2(h), ENTITLED LAND USE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS, HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE, SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES BY DELETING SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES EXCEEDING 50,000 SQUARE FEET IMPERVIOUS LAND COVERAGE AND USES WITH A TOTAL LAND AREA OF FIVE OR MORE ACRES FROM THE REQUIREMENT FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Chairman Martin opened the Public Hearing for comments. Hearing none, it was closed. A motion was made by Commissioner Vickers and seconded by Commissioner Henderson to approve said ordinance for First Reading. Motion carried 5-0.
 
Mr. Cherry reported on a meeting he and the Clerk had, at the direction of the Board, about an offer of sale with the owners of the building and property adjacent to the Courthouse Annex. Mr. Cherry referred to a paper entiled “Proposal to Madison County” dated June 18, 2008 from Albert and Cindy Poire’ regarding the proposed sale of said property to the county at a purchase price of $650,000. Mr. Cherry reported the Poire’s have agreed to lower the price to $525,000. The Clerk spoke of the future and present needs of court and county office space and referred to a Special Assignment Order from the Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, which assigns the newly elected judge, Mr. Greg Parker, to the courthouse in Madison County. He also referred to a letter from Circuit Judge Leandra G. Johnson, who expressed her opinion of a need for more courtroom space in Madison. A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Ellis to direct the County Coordinator and Clerk to meet again with the Poires to further negotiate said proposed sale of building and property. Motion carried 5-0. Mr. Sanders explained the purchase could come from available Fiscally Constrained County Funds and also suggested a Special Meeting before the Final Public Hearing on September 24th to consider said purchase. The Board by consensus approved a Special Meeting for September 24th at 4:30 PM for said purpose.
 
Mr. David Ballenger, a representative of the Madison County Country Club, made a request for a Tourist Development Grant in the amount of $3750, as approved by the Tourist Development Council, for the Annual Jake Sullivan Golf Tournament to be held October 18-19 in Madison. Commissioner Henderson excused himself from the meeting at 5:20 PM. Upon a motion by Commissioner Moore, seconded by Commissioner Ellis, the Board voted 4-0 to approve said grant. Commissioner Henderson was not present for the vote.
 
Mr. Cherry reported county staff, at the direction of the Board, reviewed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) proposals for Engineering and Administration Services and made a short-list of three engineering companies and three companies offering administration services according to existing county ranking procedures. Upon a motion by Commissioner Ellis and seconded by Commissioner Moore, the Board voted 4-0 to accept staff’s recommendations of ranking for Engineering and Administration Services for a proposed CDBG grant. Commissioner Henderson was not present for the vote.
 
There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 5:35 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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