Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Special Session, June 21, 2010, 2:00 P.M.

 

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Special Session, June 21, 2010, 2:00 P.M.

Executive Closed Session, June 21, 2010, 2:00 P.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 Designee.

 

 

Staff Present: Shanea Jones, Office of Management and Budget; Scott Herring, Director of Engineering Services; and representing the Clerk’s office Connie Arthur, Deputy Clerk.

 

 

2:00 P.M. – Special Session

SS100621 – 02:08:44 Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Employment Contract with Ted Selby as County Manager as recommended by the negotiating team, effective June 1, 2010; and further to approve the payouts for annual and sick leave ($35,440.08), less thirty (30) day balance, as provided, at the rate in which they were earned by Mr. Selby in his capacity as OMB Director.

 

Discussion: The group briefly reviewed the contract and Commissioner Holloway questioned the retroactive effective date.

 

Motion:   Approve employment contract, effective June 1,

          2010, and accrual payout as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Johnson

Second:   Commissioner Boatright

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: Finance, OMB, County Manager

 

Expansion Items:

SS100621 – 02:26:21 Expand the meeting to consider the following: Sheriff’s Office: (1) Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Letter of Approval for the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – JAG Countywide (88,398.00) and submittal of grant application for the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – JAG Countywide ($88,398.00). Once approved electronically, the grant application will come back for final consideration. Engineering Services: (2) Consider options related to the 2008 Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds regarding Thomas Creek: (a) submit additional items for funding or (b) authorize the Chairman to sign a letter advising CDBG Disaster Recovery Initiative Program that there are no unmet needs for further funding at this time.

Motion:   To expand the meeting to consider two items as

          stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright

Second:   Commissioner Johnson

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

 

 

SS100621 – 03:01:57 – Expansion Item (1). Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Letter of Approval for the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – JAG Countywide (88,398.00) and submittal of grant application for the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – JAG Countywide ($88,398.00). Once approved electronically, the grant application will come back for final consideration.

Motion:   Approve Expansion Item (1) as stated above.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway

Second:   Commissioner Boatright

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: Sheriff’s Office, OMB, Finance

 

 

SS100621 – 03:02:43 – Expansion Item (2). Consider options related to the 2008 Disaster Recovery Enhancement Funds regarding Thomas Creek: (a) submit additional items for funding or (b) authorize the Chairman to sign a letter advising CDBG Disaster Recovery Initiative Program that there are no unmet needs for further funding at this time.

Motion:   Approve Option (b) to authorize the Chairman to

          sign a letter advising CDBG Disaster Recovery

          Initiative Program that there are no unmet needs

          for further funding at this time.

Maker:    Commissioner Holloway

Second:   Commissioner Leeper

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: Engineering Services, Clerk Staff

 

 

Budget Issues:

SS100621 – 02:25:24 – Consider funding for Volunteer Fire Departments, Public Health, Grants & Aid, and Other elective expenditures.

Motion:   To reduce by ten percent expenditures for

          Volunteer Fire Departments, Public Health, and

          Grants & Aid organizations as listed on the

          report dated 6/21/10.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Johnson

Action:   Aye:  Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: County Manager, OMB, Finance

 

With this action Mr. Selby advised he would bring back a balanced budget. It was the consensus of the Board to take the remaining shortfall (approximately $1.5 million) from reserves.

 

 

Additional Items:

SS100621 – 03:04:26 – Noting there was a freeze on all hiring and upon the request of Mr. Selby, the group considered hiring a new Director of OMB.

Motion:   Commence the hiring process for a Director of

Office of Management and Budget.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright

Second:   Commissioner Johnson

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: Human Resources, County Manager

 

Request:  Commissioner Johnson requested Mr. Selby to research ways for the office to function at the same level without hiring additional staff.

 

 

 

RS100621 – 03:07:23 – Commissioner Items:

 

Commissioner Johnson: Request Mr. Selby to bring to the Board on June 28, 2010 as an expansion item discussion of the retainage issue related to the contractor for the American Beach Community Center.

 

 

Commissioner Holloway: Mr. Selby provided an updated as prepared by the Planning Director regarding public hearing dates for consideration of revisions to the site plan review process: Planning and Zoning workshop on June 29, 2010, Planning and Zoning Public Hearing on July 6, 2010, and Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing on July 26, 2010; all at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Commissioner Leeper:

Motion:   To reorganize and place the Human Resources

          Department under the direction and control of the

          County Manager.

Maker:    Commissioner Leeper

Second:   Commissioner Holloway

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

Follow Up: County Manager, Human Resources

 

 

Commissioner Boatright:

Motion:   To appoint Shari Graham to the Vision in Action

          Committee to represent District 5, the Callahan

          area.

Maker:    Commissioner Boatright

Second:   Commissioner Holloway

Action:   Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

 

 

There being no further business, the special session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners recessed at 3:17 p.m.

 

 

EC100621 – 03:28:28 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 Leeper, Johnson, Holloway,

          Boatright and Boyle.

 

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

 

EC100621 – 03:52:33 The meeting reconvened in open session. There were no motions made as a result of the closed session.

 

 

There being no further business, the special and executive closed sessions of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 3:53 p.m.

 

 

 

_____________________________                              Michael H. Boyle, Chairman

Attest:

 

 

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John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk