County Commission Minutes of Regular Meeting August 12, 2015
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida met this day in Regular Session with the following members present: Wayne Vickers (District 2), Ronnie L. Moore (District 3), Alfred Martin (District 4), and Rick Davis (District 5). Also present were County Coordinator Allen Cherry, Assistant County Coordinator Sherilyn Pickels, County Attorney George T. Reeves, and Deputy Clerk Phyllis Lawson. Commissioner Justin Hamrick (District 1) was unable to attend.
The Chairman, Honorable Ronnie L. Moore, called the meeting to order and called the roll.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Vickers, seconded by Commissioner Martin, the Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the agenda as amended: at the request of Mr. Cherry, add to New Business item No. 9. Approval of two (2) contracts with Duke Energy for lighting on Booker Street and Osgood Avenue; and at the request of the Chairman to add Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting Held on July 22, 2015.
At this time, the Chairman opened a Public Hearing to consider AN ORDINANCE OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE MADISON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO A SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT OF TWENTY ACRES OR LESS, FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, OF LAND PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION CPA 15-2, BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL-1 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 2 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE) TO INDUSTRIAL OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. County Planner Jeanne Bass stated that this request is on behalf of Anderson Columbia for Mayo Fertilizer. Notices were sent to surrounding property owners and there was no response from any of them. The Public Hearing was opened for public comment. Hearing none, the matter was referred back to the Board for action. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Vickers and seconded by Commissioner Davis that the Ordinance be adopted. The motion carried 4-0.
Chairman Moore then opened a Public Hearing to consider AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE MADISON COUNTY FIRE RESCUE BOARD; PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS; SETTING FORTH BOARD FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR REMOVAL OF BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTION IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The hearing was opened for public comment and, hearing none, was turned back over to the Board for action. Attorney Reeves explained that this Ordinance needed to have included in Section 4 the names of all of the Volunteer Fire Departments in the County and, in Section 21, the Ordinance number that this Ordinance was repealing. Commissioner Vickers stated that the Fire Board had worked long and hard putting the Ordinance together and was glad to see that it was finally completed. Commissioner Vickers then made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Davis, that the information needed in Sections 4 and 21 be included by staff and that the Ordinance be adopted with this information. The motion carried 4-0.
The Chairman opened a third and final Public Hearing to consider AN ORDINANCE ENACTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 125.35(3), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND THE COUNTY’S HOME RULE POWERS PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE AND SUPPLEMENTAL METHOD FOR SELLING AND CONVEYING REAL AND/OR PERSONAL PROPERTY AND LEASING REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE COUNTY; PRESCRIBING DISPOSITION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES TO BE USED THEREFORE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND SPECIFICALLY ORDINANCE NO. 2008-177; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Attorney Reeves explained that this Ordinance added an option of selling County property on the Courthouse steps to the other options already in place for property disposal. Hearing no comments from the public, Commissioner Vickers made a motion to adopt the Ordinance and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Martin. The motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Martin, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, that the minutes of the Special Meeting held on July 17, 2015, minutes of the Special Meeting held on July 22, 2015, minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 22, 2015, minutes of the Special Meeting held on July 31, 2015, and minutes of the Special Meeting held on August 4, 2015 be approved. The motion carried 4-0.
Upon a motion by Commissioner Martin, seconded by Commissioner Davis, the
Board voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the Consent Agenda (1. Request for Accounts Receivable Write-Off Form by Madison County Emergency Medical Services.)
Road Department Coordinator Lonnie Thigpen updated the Board on road paving projects within the County.
Mrs. Susan Mohnen, President of the Madison Garden Club, presented Resolution 2015-08-12 resolving Madison County as a Wildflower County. The Deputy Clerk read the Resolution for the record and, after discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Martin, seconded by Commissioner Vickers, that the Resolution be approved. The motion carried 4-0.
EMS Director Lisa Jordan asked the Board to approve a Service Agreement with NCSPLUS Inc. to provide collection services for Madison County Emergency Medical Services. It was explained that this was a renewal of an Agreement already in place with this company and would cover 1,000 claims plus an additional 200 free claims for a total of 1,200 claims. A motion was made by Commissioner Vickers, seconded by Commissioner Davis, that this Agreement be approved. The motion carried 4-0.
County Manager Allen Cherry asked the Board to consider expending $9,223.53 to acquire Tax Deeds for two parcels of property located in the Georgetown Area of Madison. Discussion followed regarding the feasibility of acquiring the property with a FRDAP grant and having the parcels cleaned up to construct a recreational area. It was agreed that Mr. Cherry would get estimates for the clean-up and the matter would be put on the agenda for the next meeting.
Town of Greenville Town Manager Timothy Day asked the Board to consider donating the Old Library property in Greenville to the Town to be used as a Youth or Recreation Center. He stated that they do not have the funds to do a total renovation all at once but that it would be done in phases as funding became available. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Vickers and seconded by Commissioner Martin that the property be donated to the Town of Greenville. The motion carried 4-0. Mr. Day was told that as soon as the Library no longer needs the property that it will be deeded to the Town of Greenville.
County Manager Allen Cherry presented two contracts with Duke Energy for lighting on Booker Street and Osgood Avenue. He stated that this was similar to the Agreement and lighting provided on Byrd Street. A motion was made by Commissioner Davis and seconded by Commissioner Martin that the contracts be approved. The motion carried 4-0.
Chairman Moore advised that a bomb threat had been received by the Clerk’s Office and it was necessary that the meeting be adjourned. Discussion followed regarding a Special Meeting of the Board on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. to continue budget preparations for the 2015-2016 FY budget. The Chairman then adjourned the meeting at 10:25 A.M.
Board of County Commissioners
Madison County, Florida