Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Regular Session, July 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

 

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Regular Session, July 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida

 

 

Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag

 

Commissioners:

Present:  Chairman Michael H. Boyle, Commissioners Daniel B. Leeper (departed meeting at 10:09 a.m.), Stacy T. Johnson, Barry V. Holloway, and Walter J. Boatright.

 

 

Other Officials Present: David A. Hallman, County Attorney; and Ted Selby, County Manager.

 

 

Staff Present: Gene Knaga, Clerk’s Fiscal Management Compliance; Scott Herring, Engineering Services Director; and representing the Clerk’s office Brenda Linville, Deputy Clerk.

 

 

Official Agenda Summary:

 

Audience Input:

None.

 

 

RESOLUTION(S):

RS100714 – 9:04:37  (Tab A) Approve a Resolution designating the week of July 18 – July 24, 2010, as “Probation, Parole Officer, and Community Supervision Week” in Nassau County.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab A as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Johnson    

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Clerk Staff

 

Discussion:    Wilma Burk, Supervisor for the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole Office in Nassau County, came forward to thank the Board for the resolution and provide a brief background regarding the organization.

 

 

RS100714 – 9:08:30  (Tab B) Approve a Resolution adopting the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the basis for all incident management in Nassau County.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab B as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Johnson    

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Emergency Management, Clerk Staff

 

 

PRESENTATIONS(S):

RS100714 – 9:09:21  (Tab C) Daryl Myers, Ayres Associates re: “Project of the Year Award” for Goffinsville – Nassau River Park.

 

Discussion:    Mr. Myers presented the Board with the Local Chapter and State Award.  The Board thanked staff for their hard work.

 

 

RS100714 – 9:12:56  (Tab D)  Jack Johnson, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition re: uninsured children in Nassau County.

 

Discussion: Mr. Johnson provided a background regarding the uninsured children program. Commissioner Leeper suggested adding this item to the agenda for a joint meeting with the Nassau County School Board.

 

Request:  County Attorney to draft a letter for the Chairman’s signature to Dr. John Ruis, School Board Superintendent, notifying him that Jack Johnson, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, provided a presentation to the Board regarding uninsured children in Nassau County and requested the School Board to provide Mr. Johnson access into the schools in order for him to provide awareness.

 

 

RS100714 – 10:19:18 Proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2010/2011.

 

Discussion: Mr. Selby briefly discussed the Sheriff’s reduction in his budget and how it affected the proposed tentative budget being presented. He advised that the figures within the proposed tentative budget would change between now and September 2010, when the Board approves the budget, because there are still several other items in process. Mr. Selby commented that staff was able to keep the millage rate the same as last year. Brief discussion followed.

 

Shanea Jones, Office of Management and Budget, came forward to provide a presentation regarding Fiscal Year 2010/2011 proposed budget. She reviewed the challenges; proposed budget; and five-year comparison (Fiscal Year 06/07 – Fiscal Year 10/11).

 

Motion:   Approve the following tentative Millage Rates:

County-Wide – 5.5670 and Municipal Service – 1.6694 (Total 7.2364).

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Johnson      

Action:   Motion and second were withdrawn in order to

continue this item to July 21, 2010 to allow Commissioner Leeper the opportunity to vote.

 

Discussion:    Commissioner Holloway advised that the State is going to lose $6 billion in funding next year and they are going to pass it said loss onto the individual counties. He briefly addressed insurance and retirement costs sustainability.

 

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 9:34:57  (Tab E)  Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Federally-Funded Subgrant Agreement #11-FG-15-04-55-01, Contract No. CM1612, with the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management (Award amount $57,362.00).

 

Motion:   Approve Tab E as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Emergency Management, Finance, OMB, County

           Manager, Clerk Staff

 

 

RS100714 – 9:35:37  (Tab F) Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Federally-Funded Subgrant Agreement #10-DS-39-04-55-01, Contract No. CM1610, with the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management (Award amount $14,000.00).

 

Motion:   Approve Tab F as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Emergency Management, Finance, OMB, County

           Manager, Clerk Staff

 

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 9:38:08  (Tab G) Consider request from McCranie and Associates for the fourth addendum to the Woodbridge Joint Settlement Agreement and receive Board direction regarding construction improvements.

 

Discussion: Mr. Herring reviewed the request and discussion ensued regarding the impact on the intersection improvements, location of Woodbridge, timeline, and possible future transfer of trips.

 

Motion:   Denied Tab G as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Boatright  

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Holloway, and

              Boatright.

          Nay: Commissioner Johnson.   

Follow Up: Engineering Services, County Manager

 

Discussion: Mr. Herring clarified that the road improvements shall be completed prior to the tenth Certificate of Occupancy of Villages 4 thru 9.

 

 

FIRE RESCUE BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 9:23:07  (Tab H) Consider authorizing staff to begin working on an interlocal agreement with the City of Fernandina Beach for automatic and mutual aid for fire/emergency medical services.

 

Discussion: Mr. Selby reviewed the request.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab H as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Holloway   

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Fire/Rescue, County Manager

 

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 10:02:09  (Tab I) Approve Finance Package 2010-17 and associated Resolutions.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab I as stated above. (See Attachment

          “A”)

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Clerk Staff

 

REGISTER:

The Chairman signed the register for the following warrants: Warrant Nos. 169649 thru 169713 dated 7-13-10 for a register total of $179,646.84.

 

 

SOLID WASTE BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 10:02:55  (Tab J) Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the first extension to the agreement with Liquid Environmental Solutions of Florida, LLC, Contract No. CM1462-A1, for Total Leachate Management ($0.069 per gallon). Funding source: 70341534-531313.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab J as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Boatright  

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Solid Waste

           Management, Contract Management

 

 

Motion:   Adjourn as the Board of County Commissioners and

convene as the SAISS MSBU Governing Board.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Boatright  

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.

    

 

RS100714 – 10:03:44  (Tab K) Approve SAISSA Finance Package 2010-09, Draw #187.

 

Motion:   Approve SAISSA Finance Package 2010-09, Draw #187

as follows: Jacobs and Associates, Legal Fees, May 2010 in the amount of $2,000.00; Amelia Island Management, Inc., Management Fees, May 2010 in the amount of $1,500.00; Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc., sea turtle daily monitoring in the amount of $3,500.00; SAISSA, copies/postage (Check #156) in the amount of $34.00; SAISSA, meeting set-up (Check #154) in the amount of $53.50; SAISSA, Advertising(Check #155) in the amount of $58.96.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper     

Second:   Commissioner Johnson    

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Clerk Staff

 

 

Motion:   Adjourn as the SAISS MSBU Governing Board and

reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners.

Maker:    Commissioner Johnson    

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.

 

 

CONSENT ITEM(S):

RS100714 – 10:04:28  (Tab L) Authorize the Chairman to sign six copies of the Responsible Official Certification Form as required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

 

Motion:   Approve Tab L as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway

Second:   Commissioner Johnson    

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Solid Waste

           Management

 

 

COUNTY MANAGER BUSINESS:

RS100714 – 9:27:31 Mr. Selby discussed issues regarding the City of Fernandina Beach as it relates to the lease for the Nassau County Library.

 

Discussion: The group briefly discussed relocating the Library in the unincorporated areas of the island. Mr. Selby commented that the Library Director has provided him with a list of options related to relocating the library.        

 

 

EXPANSION ITEMS:

RS100714 – 9:02:38 (1) Discussion of potential dates for a meeting of the Amelia Island Joint Local Planning Agency (AIJLPA); (2) Discussion of road improvements for the following: White Oaks Road, Pratt Siding Road, and Patsy Lane; (3) Discussion of date for the grand opening of the Callahan Library; (4) Schedule a public hearing to consider appeal filed by Michael S. Mullin, agent for OTAK Properties, LLC, appealing the Conditional Use and Variance Board’s denial of application No. E10-012; and (5) Schedule a public hearing to consider lease agreement with the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club.  

 

Motion:   Expand the meeting to consider (5) items as

          stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Holloway   

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.          

Follow Up: County Manager, County Attorney

 

 

RS100714 –_9:47:57  Expansion Item #1:  Discussion of potential dates for a meeting of the AIJLPA.

 

Request:  County Manager to advise the City of Fernandina Beach Commission that the Board has selected August 10, 2010 for the next meeting of the AIJLPA.

 

 

RS100714 –__9:50:30  Expansion Item #2:  Discussion of road improvements for the following: White Oaks Road, Pratt Siding Road, and Patsy Lane.

 

Discussion: Commissioner Holloway commented that he has been unable to contact the Road and Bridge Superintendent regarding said roads. Discussion followed regarding un-used Level and Overlay funds in each district. Consensus of the Board to move forward with White Oaks Road using District 4 Level and Overlay Funds.

 

 

RS100714 –_9:56:17 Expansion Item #2 Continued:

 

Discussion: Commissioner Holloway reviewed the request regarding road improvements to Pratt Siding Road, and Patsy Lane. Mr. Selby discussed possible funding. Commissioner Boatright offered funds out of his Level and Overlay Fund (If available) to help with the cost.

 

Motion:   Move forward with road improvements for the

following: (1) Pratt Siding Road, and (2) Patsy Lane. County Manager to establish funding.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Boatright  

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Road and Bridge

           Department

 

 

RS100714 –_9:55:53 Expansion Item #3: Discussion of date for the grand opening of the Callahan Library.

 

Discussion: Mr. Selby requested that the Board consider expansion item #3 at a later date.

 

 

RS100714 –  10:05:45  Expansion Item #4:  Schedule a public hearing to consider an appeal filed by Michael S. Mullin, agent for OTAK Properties, LLC, appealing the Conditional Use and Variance Board’s denial of application No. E10-012.

 

Motion:   Schedule a public hearing for August 23, 2010 at

7:00 p.m. to consider and appeal filed by Michael S. Mullin, agent for Otak Properties, LLC, appealing the Conditional Use and Variance Board’s denial of application No. E10-012, which sought an exception for conditional use to provide for a twelve slip commercial marina and ancillary uses in an Open Rural (OR) zoning district. Property is located on the east side of US Highway 17 at the Nassau River, Yulee area.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Johnson    

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: County Attorney, Clerk Staff, County Manager

 

 

RS100714 -_10:07:50  Expansion Item #5:  Schedule a public hearing to consider lease agreement with the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club.  

 

Motion:   Schedule public hearing for August 9, 2010 at

7:00 p.m. to consider lease agreement with the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club to lease real property located at 1015 South 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.          

Follow Up: County Attorney, County Manager

 

 

RS100714 – 10:09:09  Recess.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  

RS100714 – 10:35:52  Commissioner Boatright’s Business:

 

  • County Manager to research a direct phone line to County offices or a one phone number system where citizens could be transferred to the correct departments.

 

 

RS100714 – 10:37:41 Commissioner Johnson’s Business: 

 

  • Attending a “Relay for Life” kick-off at Murray’s Grille on July 15, 2010 (Time not provided) and will bring back information to the Board.

 

  • Commissioner Johnson to bring back on July 26, 2010 a resolution honoring the teenager that saved his sibling from a house fire on July 5, 2010.

 

 

RS100714 – 10:38:53  Commissioner Holloway’s Business:

 

  • Brief discussion regarding live-streaming the Planning and Zoning Board meetings.

 

 

RS100714 – 10:39:44  Chairman Boyle’s Business:

 

  • Reminded the Board about the executive closed session immediately following the regular meeting.

 

 

There being no further business, the regular session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recessed at 10:40 a.m.

 

 

EC100714 –  Executive Closed Session:

Upon reconvening, the County Attorney announced it was time to hold an Executive Closed Session pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 447.605, for discussion related to Fire-Rescue Professionals (Local 3101), International Association of Firefighters AFL-CIO Contract Negotiations/Collective Bargaining Strategy. Persons attending will be Daniel B. Leeper, Michael H. Boyle, Stacy T. Johnson, Barry V. Holloway, and Walter J. Boatright, collectively known as the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners; David A. Hallman, County Attorney; and Ted Selby, County Manager. There will be no pause in the proceedings or discussion of matters not related to this issue.

 

Motion:   To close the meeting.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway

Second:   Commissioner Boatright

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Boyle, Johnson, Holloway, and

               Boatright.

Nay: Commissioner Leeper

 

The Deputy Clerk turned off the recording device, locked the doors, and exited the room. The meeting continued in closed session.

 

EC100714 – 03:52:33 The meeting reconvened in open session.

 

Motion:   Approve authority for the County Manager to

contact Fire/Rescue Local 3101 and advise that the Board appreciates what they have brought forward, but it is not going to be what the Board needs to continue on with the balanced budget as it is right now; and if they want to continue negotiating with the County Manager, County Attorney, and the Human Resources Department, the Board has no objection.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Johnson

 

Commissioner Johnson clarified that the motion means that the Board would move forward with their previous decision regarding a reduction in force of five positions unless the union brings something back to the Board.

      

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Boyle, Johnson, Holloway, and

              Boatright.

Absent:   Commissioner Leeper     

Follow Up: County Manager

 

 

EC100714 – 11:23:02 Mr. Hallman mentioned that staff has received an e-mail from the Department of Community Affairs regarding the Objection, Recommendation, and Comments (ORC) report as it relates to the EAR-Based Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. It is twenty-six (26) pages, which contains some challenges, but staff will continue to work to resolve these matters.

 

There being no further business, the regular session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 11:23a.m.

 

 

_____________________________

Michael H. Boyle, Chairman

 

Attest:

 

 

____________________________

John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT “A”

 

Finance Package 2010-17

 

Resolution(s):

 

  1. Resolution 2010-119, regarding budget amendment in the General Fund in the amount of $80.00 for donations to the Library.

 

  1. Resolution 2010-120, regarding budget amendment in the Municipal Service Fund in the amount of $175.00 for Fire Prevention Week donations.

 

  1. Resolution 2010-121, regarding budget amendment in the 911 Operation and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $62,000.00 for excess 911 fees.