Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Regular Session, July 21, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Regular Session, July 21, 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, 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:

RS100721 – 9:02:26 George C. McKendree, came forward to discuss an issue with the Nassau County School Board and the Board of County Commissioners as it relates to the school impact fees he owes.

 

 

PRESENTATION(S):

RS100721 – 9:44:10  (Tab A)  Steve Rieck, Nassau County Economic Development Board (NCEDB), re: quarterly update.

 

Discussion:    Mr. Rieck appeared before the Board to present the quarterly update regarding recent efforts and accomplishments of the NCEDB. He discussed the June 2010 unemployment; Amendment 4; Crawford Diamond; status of industrial lands in Nassau County; plan review and permitting task force; foreign trade zones; NCEDB Board composition; and various other project activities. Discussion followed.

 

 

 

Request:  County Manager to research performing a citizen survey evaluating County Services.

 

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 10:01:48  (Tab B) Monthly status update on Building Department activities.  

 

Discussion:    Robert McKinney, Building Official, came forward commenting that the County now has four (4) Certified Floodplain Managers. He commented that his department would be overseeing low voltage wiring permits and inspections, and registering low voltage contractors as well as conducting stucco inspections. Mr. McKinney commented that the County is ahead of the housing trend. The group discussed providing information to citizens regarding the flood maps.

 

Request:  Building Official to meet with the County Manager to research funding for advertising various workshops to help educate the citizens regarding the flood maps and whether they may be required to have flood insurance in the future.

 

 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 10:10:02  (Tab C) Monthly status update on Building Maintenance activities.

 

Discussion: Daniel Salmon, Building Maintenance Director, came forward to review current projects. He responded to an inquiry regarding the status of the Bryceville Fire Station.

 

Request:  (1) Building Maintenance Department to bring back as an agenda item discussion of the Tidal Flow Break study quote submitted by Ayres Associates and a design quote submitted by Gillette and Associates for Goffinsville Park; (2) County Manager to bring back as a expansion item on July 26, 2010 funding for Change Orders related to the Shower Floor Project at the Detention Center; (3) Building Maintenance to expedite the Impact Fee Justification Action Form for restrooms at the Yulee Sports Complex; and (4) Building Maintenance to research an issue regarding handicap parking at the Edwards Road boat ramp.

 

 

 

COUNTY EXTENSION BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 9:38:33  (Tab D) Monthly status update on County Extension activities.

 

Discussion: Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County Extension Office, came forward to provide an update on department programs. Dr. Eric Simonne, Northeast District Extension Director, came forward to provide a brief update regarding the search for a new Nassau County Extension Director.

 

 

ENGINEERING SERVICES BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 10:38:32  (Tab E) Monthly status update on Capital Road Projects.

 

Discussion:    Mr. Herring came forward to review current projects.  He advised that he would bring back to the Board on July 26, 2010 revised Financial Action Form – Impact Fee Usage Justifications for the following intersection improvements: (1) Sadler Road and Citrona Road; (2) Sandy Ford Road and US 301; (3) Ratliff Road and US 1; and (4) Ford Road and US 301. Mr. Herring responded to an inquiry regarding SCRAP funding.

 

 

ROAD AND BRIDGE BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 10:29:31  (Tab F) Monthly status update on Road and Bridge activities.

 

Discussion:    Butch Hartman, Road and Bridge Superintendent, came forward to provide an update on Road and Bridge projects. He discussed a cross-drain issue on Pine Street in Hilliard, funding for road improvements to Faye Road in Yulee; and dust control on White Oak Plantation Road.

 

 

COUNTY MANAGER’S BUSINESS:

RS100721 – 10:46:00  (Tab G) Monthly update on all contracts, amendments, change orders, task orders, and work authorizations, as required by Section 6.2 of the Nassau County Purchasing Policy. Information only.

 

RS100721 – 10:48:41

 

Motion:   Schedule an executive closed session for July 26,

2010 at 4:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 447.605, for discussion related to Fire/Rescue Professionals (Local 3101), International Association of Fire Fighters 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 Board of County Commissioners; David A. Hallman, County Attorney; and Ted Selby, County Manager.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Board, County Attorney, County Manager

 

 

EXPANSION ITEMS:

RS100721 – 9:04:39 (1) Presentation by Donna Fogle and Carly Saffer with the Bailey Group regarding Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Health Insurance recommendations; (2) Discussion of date for the grand opening of the Callahan Library; (3) Approve filling vacant Office Specialist III position in Emergency Management; and (4) Approval of tentative County-Wide and Municipal Service Millage Rates; set first public hearing for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 budget, and authorize the Chairman to sign required budget documents.

 

Motion:   Expand the meeting to consider (4) items as

          stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Holloway   

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.          

Follow Up: County Manager

 

 

RS100721 -_9:06:07  Expansion Item #1: Presentation by Donna Fogle and Carly Saffer with the Bailey Group regarding Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Health Insurance recommendations.

 

Discussion:    Ms. Fogle reviewed the current plans and rates, renewal plans and rates, Insurance Committee recommended plans and rates, and Request for Proposal (RFP) worksheets as scored by the Bailey Group. Discussion followed.

 

Motion:   Approve Alternative 1 of the Blue Cross and Blue

          Shield insurance plan.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Holloway   

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, Human Resources, County Manager,

           Constitutional Officers

 

 

RS100721 – 9:27:56 Jackie Tyson, and Christina Tillman, with Miller Health Group, came forward to provide information regarding a Federal Program that would not cost the County anything, but would help recover claim cost for early retirees’ health insurance coverage. Ms. Tillman commented that Blue Cross/Blue Shield is offering to help the County with the administration of said program at no additional cost to the County. Tina Keiter, Human Resources Department came forward to discuss the application for said program.

 

Motion:   Authorize the Human Resources Department to move

forward with submitting an application for a Federal Program that would help the County recover some claims costs for early retirees’ health insurance coverage.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright  

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.          

Follow Up: Human Resources Department, County Manager,

           Finance, OMB

 

 

RS100721 -_10:46:49  Expansion Item #2: Discussion of date for the grand opening of the Callahan Library.

 

Request:  County Manager to advise the Nassau County Library Director that the Board has selected August 10, 2010 as the grand opening date of the Callahan Library (no time provided).

 

 

RS100721 -_10:47:58  Expansion Item #3:  Approve filling vacant Office Specialist III position in Emergency Management.

 

Motion:   Approve expansion item #3 as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway

Second:   Commissioner Leeper     

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.          

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager, Human Resources               Department, Emergency Management

 

 

RS100721 – 10:52:44  Expansion Item #4:  Approval of tentative County-Wide and Municipal Service Millage Rates; set first public hearing for Fiscal Year 2010/2011 budget, and authorize the Chairman to sign required budget documents.

 

Motion:   Approve following tentative millage rates:

County-Wide – 5.5670 and Municipal Service – 1.6694 (Totaling 7.2364); schedule first public hearing for September 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Fiscal Year 2010/2011 budget, and authorize the Chairman to sign required budget documents.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway   

Second:   Commissioner Johnson    

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager

 

 

RS100721 – 10:57:35 Mr. Selby announced Shanea Jones has bee promoted to Director of Office of Management and Budget. Commissioner Holloway suggested providing name plates for Mr. Selby and Ms. Jones.

 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:  

RS100721 – 10:58:26 Commissioner Leeper’s Business:

 

  • Briefly addressed the City of Fernandina Beach Commission’s discussion regarding beach renourishment program.

 

  • Thanked the Road and Bridge Department for the Jasmine Street sidewalk improvements.

 

 

Motion:   Authorize the Sheriff to use the Dee Dee

Bartels Nature Center and Fishing Pier parking area for a charity fundraiser on September 25, 2010 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Holloway   

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Boyle, Johnson,

Holloway, and Boatright.     

Follow Up: Building Maintenance, County Manager

 

 

  • Discussed issues regarding mold at the Sheriff’s Administration facility. Mr. Selby commented that Building Maintenance has initiated another mold study at the facility.

 

 

RS100721 – 10:03:18 Commissioner Johnson’s Business: 

 

  • Invited all the Commissioners to Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q on July 23, 2010 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. She will be serving and the tips will go towards “Toys for Tots”.

 

 

RS100721 – 11:04:03 Commissioner Boatright’s Business:  

 

  • Congratulated Ms. Jones on her new position.

 

 

RS100721 – 11:04:37 Commissioner Holloway’s Business:

 

  • Discussion regarding the sale of County owned property. Mr. Hallman explained the two-step process to sell County owned property. Mr. Selby suggested scheduling a workshop to discuss various County owned properties that the Commissioners may have identified as potential properties to sell.

 

Request:  County Manager and County Attorney to move forward with the process to sell County owned property in the Bryceville area.

 

Request:  Engineering Department to research guardrails being too close to the road on CR121.

 

 

Request:  County Manager to research the impact on Nassau County for taking care of illegal immigrants and bring back a report to the Board.

 

There being no further business, the regular session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 11:14 a.m.

 

 

 

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Michael H. Boyle, Chairman

 

 

Attest:

 

 

 

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John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk