Public Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners

Held on April 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room

Room 103, Administration Building

Arcadia, Florida

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners held a Public Meeting on April 11, 2017.

 

              Roll Call

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Juril "Buddy" Mansfield

Commissioner, District 1

Present

 

James Selph

County Commissioner, District 2

Present

 

Judy Schaefer

County Commissioner, District 3

Present

 

Elton Langford

Chairman, District 4

Present

 

Terry Hill

County Commissioner, District 5

Present

 

Donald Conn

County Attorney

Present

 

Mandy Hines

County Administrator

Present

 

Jill Kersey

Transcribing Secretary

Present

 

Richard Metzger

Facilities Director

Present

 

Henry Grimes

Environmental Services Director

Present

 

Larry Taylor

Public Safety Chief

Present

 

Michael Giardullo

County Engineer

Present

 

Lauri Benson

Office Manager

Present

 

Earl Hahn

Development Director

Present

 

Tara Anderson

Parks & Recreation Director

Present

 

Cindy Talamantez

Purchasing Director

Present

 

Peggy Waters

Social Services Director

Present

 

Peter Danao

Interim Finance Director

Present

 

Jody Sullivan

Turner Center Director

Present

 

Deanna Thompson

Agriculture Agent/Interim CEO

Present

 

Latrinda Jones

Interim Human Resources Director

Present

 

Shawn Edwards

Road & Bridge Director

Present

 

 

              Call to Order                            9:00 AM

              TURN OFF OR SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES

              Prayer/Pledge of Allegiance

Pastor Brian Russell with Pine Level United Methodist Church

              Introduction of Elected Officials

None were present.

              Set/Amend

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              James Selph, County Commissioner, District 2

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

              Public Forum for Non-Agenda Items

None presented.

              Consent Agenda-Motion to Approve

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              Judy Schaefer, County Commissioner, District 3

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

1.              Accounts and Warrants Drawn Per Schedule of Bills Payable

2.              Minutes of March 14, 2017 BOCC Public Meeting and March 14, 2017 BOCC Workshop.

3.              Declaration of surplus property.

4.              Resolution for SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan.

5.              Agreement with Department of Economic Opportunity/Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

6.              Agreement with ImageTrend, Inc. for Public Safety Software.

              Presentations

7.              Proclamation/Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Mandy Hines read into record the Proclamation for Sexual Assualt Awareness Month. Commissioner Schaefer presented the Proclamation to a representative with SPARCC.

RESULT:              PRESENTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              James Selph, County Commissioner, District 2

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

              Regular Business

8.              Resolution/Budget Amendment

Mandy Hines presented a request to adopt a Resolution approving Budget amendments 2017-70 and 2017-71.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              James Selph, County Commissioner, District 2

SECONDER:              Judy Schaefer, County Commissioner, District 3

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

9.              Bid Award-Contract / Airboat Addicts, Inc.

Michael Giardullo presented a request to approve the contract agreement with Airboat Addicts, Inc for fiscal year 2016/2017 Annual Herbicide Application Services.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              Judy Schaefer, County Commissioner, District 3

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

10.              Contract/D&D Mechanical Services of Florida dba Myakka Heating & Cooling

Richard Metzger presented a request to approve a contract with D&D Mechanical Services of Florida dba Myakka Heating & Cooling for HVAC Maintenance and Repair.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              James Selph, County Commissioner, District 2

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

              Administrator's Report

Ms. Hines proposed Budget Workshop dates on regular Board meeting days in June, July and August. Tentatively the first hearing would be held on September 11, 2017. There was consensus of the Board.

The County purchases vehichles through a 5310 grant and matches those funds for the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. There are two vehicles that are no longer needed. The Central Florida Regional Planning Counsel was recently awarded authority to take over the Transportation Disadvantaged system for DeSoto County. The Board authorized that the matchings funds are not required to be returned to the County.

Ms. Hines reported positive feedback on the Road & Bridge Department. There was negative feedback regarding re-zoning and the timeliness of processing applications.

Community Conversations will be held April 13th at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. The Annual Day of Prayer will be held in the Boardroom on May 4th at 12:00pm.

The Senate and House Calendars are out for appropriations

              County Attorney's Report

Mr. Conn advised the Board there is a matter on an upcoming agenda regarding the Lake Suzy Overlay District that should not be discussed at the Community Conversations.

              Board Member Comments

Commissioner Mansfield commented it has been one year since his heart surgery and he has a lot to be thankful for.

Commissioner Schaefer commented our Country needs prayer and wished everyone a Happy Easter.

Commissioner Hill thanked staff and commented on the many losses this week and wished everyone a Happy Easter.

Commissioner Selph thanked Tom Moran for information on the recent road closures. He thanked all that showed concern during his illness. In 2003 there was an outbreak of mad cow disease which caused the loss of a lot of contracts across the world but most have come back. DeSoto has a large market for cattle and Commissioner Selph feels the President can get the China market back.

Commissioner Langford wished everyone a Happy Easter and urged everyone to pray for our world and thanked staff.

              Executive Session

11.              Attorney-Client Executive Session

Mr. Conn stated the Executive Session will be held today in accordance with Section 286.011, Florida Statutes concerning Astaldi Construction v. DeSoto County and Hartman & Associates. Any or all of the following individuals are expected to be present: Chairman Elton Langford, Commissioner Buddy Mansfield, Commissioner Judy Schaefer, Commissioner Terry Hill, Commissioner James Selph, County Attorney Don Conn,County Administrator Mandy Hines and a certified Court Reporter. A transcript will be available at the termination of the litigation. At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board shall reconvene in open session at which time the Chairman will announce the termination of the Executive Session.

The executive Session was adjourned at 10:05am.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Juril "Buddy" Mansfield, Commissioner, District 1

SECONDER:              Terry Hill, County Commissioner, District 5

AYES:              Mansfield, Selph, Schaefer, Langford, Hill

              Adjournment

There being no further business, Chairman Langford adjourned the meeting at 9:39am.

 

 

ATTEST:                                                                  BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION

                                                                                   DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA             

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MANDY HINES                                                       ELTON A. LANGFORD

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR                              CHAIRMAN