Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Regular Session, December 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners
Regular Session, December 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida

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

Commissioners:
Present: Chairman Pat Edwards, Commissioners Daniel B. Leeper, Steve W. Kelley, George V. Spicer, and Walter J. Boatright.

Other Officials Present: Mollie M. Garrett, Local Attorney; and Ted Selby, County Manager.

Staff Present: Scott Herring, Public Works Director; Peter King, Growth Management Director; and representing the Clerk’s office Connie Arthur and Brenda Linville, Deputy Clerks.

Official Agenda Summary:

RS141222 – 6:01:58 Chairman Edwards recognized Fire Chief Jerry Johnson with the Hilliard Volunteer Fire Department.

Audience Input:
RS141222 – 6:02:13
None.

CONSENT ITEM(S):
RS141222 – 6:03:37 (Tab A) Approve Finance Package 2015-05 and associated Resolutions.

Motion: Approve Tab A as stated above. (See Attachment
“A”)
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Finance, OMB
REGISTER:
The Chairman signed the register for the following warrants: Warrant Nos. 213919 thru 213953 dated 12-17-14 for a register total of $408,790.87; Warrant Nos. 213954 thru 213974 – check numbers will not be used; Warrant Nos. 213975 thru 213983 dated 12-19-14 for a register total of $11,019.93; Warrant Nos. 213984 thru 214174 dated 12-19-14 for a register total of $1,127,455.53; Wire Transfer No. 1502867 dated 11-24-14 for a register total of $5,347.36;
Wire Transfer No. 1502868 dated 12-03-14 for a register total of $55,400.00; Wire Transfer No. 1502869 dated 12-04-14 for a register total of $250.00; Wire Transfer No. 1502870 dated 12-09-14 for a register total of $5,000.00;
Wire Transfer No. 1502871 dated 12-15-14 for a register total of $2,843.71; and, Wire Transfer No. 1502872 dated 12-17-14 for a register total of $18.48.

OLD BUSINESS:
RS141222 – 6:03:58 (Tab B) Discuss/set date for workshop to discuss process of hiring a County Attorney.

Motion: Schedule a workshop for January 12, 2015 at
4:00 p.m. to discuss process of hiring a County Attorney.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Kelley
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Board, County Manager

NEW BUSINESS:
RS141222 – 6:05:14 (Tab C) Discuss 2015 Legislative Priorities to be submitted to the Florida Association of Counties.

Discussion: The group discussed east/west corridor; modifying the East Nassau Community Planning Area agreement; available funding in rural counties for paving dirt roads; and funding for lights at the Fernandina Beach soccer field. There was consensus of the Board to submit the 2015 Legislative Priorities as suggested to the County’s lobbyist and add east/west corridor discussion with Senator Aaron Bean and Representative Janet Adkins. County Manager and Public Works Director to review list of dirt roads and funding needed and bring back to the Board. County Manager to bring back funding source for lights at Fernandina Beach soccer field.

RS141222 – 6:16:03 (Tab D) Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the Interlocal Agreement for Immediate and Mutual Aid between Nassau County, Florida, and the Callahan Volunteer Fire Department, Contract No. CM2208.

Discussion: Mr. Selby provided a brief status update on the Hilliard Volunteer Fire Department agreement. Brief discussion followed regarding the status of the other Nassau County Volunteer Fire Departments.

Motion: Approve Tab D as stated above.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: OMB, Finance, County Manager, Contract
Management, Fire Rescue

RS141222 – 6:20:06 (Tab E) Approve a Resolution setting the time and place for public hearing on the closing, vacating, and abandoning of those certain rights-of-ways or the renouncing and disclaiming of any right or interest of said Nassau County, Florida, and the public in said rights-of-way or alleys. (US Highway 301, Town of Crawford). Proposed date and time for public hearing: January 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

Discussion: Mr. Herring reviewed the request and discussion followed. Mr. Herring to provide a more defined map and insure that no property owners will be affected by said abandonment.

Motion: Approve Tab E as stated above and authorize the
Chairman to sign Resolution 2014-160 regarding same.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: County Attorney, Public Works

APPOINTMENT(S):
RS141222 – 6:24:10 (Tab F) Consider the following appointments to the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council(TDC): (1) Tim Poynter and Pat Gass representing the City of Fernandina Beach Municipality; (2) Donald Stamets representing the lodging industry; and (3) George Sheffield, At-Large representative.

Discussion: Commissioner Leeper provided a brief update regarding the last TDC meeting.

Motion: Approve Tab F as stated above.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Spicer
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: County Manager, TDC

QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING(S):
RS141222 – 6:26:36 (Tab G) For recording purposes only, based on competent and substantial evidence, consider approval of final plat for the Preserve at Summer Beach, Unit III, filed by Preserve at Amelia Island, LLC, owner, and Jonathan B. Bowan, A&J Land Surveyors, agent for owner, to construct a 27 lot subdivision on approximately 17.93 acres. Property is zoned as Planned Unit Development (PUD) and is designated as Medium Density Residential by the Future Land Use Map (FLUM).

Commissioners Ex-parte Communications:
RS141222 – 6:27:33 None.

RS141222 – 6:27:46 Documents submitted into the record: agenda request; plat review application; and Preserve at Summer Beach, unit three plat.

Motion: Accept documents into the record as presented
above.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Growth Management

Motion: Open the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Kelley
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright

Deputy Clerk swore in staff to provide testimony.

Discussion: Mr. King reviewed the request.

Waive Presentation:
RS141222 – 6:28:54 Applicant waived presentation.

No public input.

Motion: Close the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright

Motion: Approve Tab G as stated above.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Growth Management, Clerk Staff

QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARING(S):
RS141222 – 6:30:19 (Tab H) For recording purposes only, based on competent and substantial evidence, consider approval of final plat for Timberlake Phase I, filed by Timberlake Nassau, LLC, owner, and Dan McCranie, P.E., McCranie & Associates, Inc., agent for owner, to construct a one hundred fifty-five (155) lot subdivision on approximately 35.27 acres. Property is zoned as Planned Unit Development (PUD) and is designated as Medium Density Residential by the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). Property is located on Amelia Concourse, west of County Road 107, Fernandina Beach area.

Commissioners Ex-parte Communications:
RS141222 – 6:31:00 None.

RS141222 – 6:31:11 Documents submitted into the record: agenda request; plat review application; and Timberlake, Phase I plat.

Motion: Accept documents into the record as presented
above.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Spicer
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Growth Management

Motion: Open the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Kelley
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright

Discussion: Mr. King reviewed the request.

Waive Presentation:
RS141222 – 6:32:24 Applicant waived presentation.

No public input.

Motion: Close the floor to public discussion.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Kelley
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright

Motion: Approve Tab H as stated above.
Maker: Commissioner Leeper
Second: Commissioner Boatright
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Growth Management, Clerk Staff

EXPANSION ITEMS:
RS141222 – 6:02:13 (1) Seek Board direction/authority to work with Growth Management staff and the Planning and Zoning Board in evaluating the need for further clarification of the current language in the Land Development Code with regard to Section 22.01(D), and (2) Seek direction/authority from the Board regarding the request to extend the current lease with the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club for an additional five year period for the property located at 1015 South 14th Street, Fernandina Beach.

Motion: Expand the meeting to consider two (2) items as
stated above.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Mollie Garrett

RS141222 -_6:33:49 Expansion Item #1: Seek Board direction/authority to work with Growth Management staff and the Planning and Zoning Board in evaluating the need for further clarification of the current language in the Land Development Code with regard to Section 22.01(D).

Discussion: Ms. Garrett reviewed the request.

Motion: Authorize the County Attorney’s office to work
with Growth Management and Planning and Zoning Board to evaluate and clarify language in Land Development regarding Section 22.01(D) regarding dude ranch, riding academy, and boarding stables and bring back to the Board.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Mollie Garrett, Growth Management, Planning and
Zoning Board

RS14122259 -__6:36:55 Expansion Item #2: Seek direction/authority from the Board regarding the request to extend the current lease with the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club for an additional five year period for the property located at 1015 South 14th Street, Fernandina Beach.

Discussion: Ms. Garrett reviewed the request.

Motion: Approve to extend the current lease with
Fernandina Beach Shrine Club for a five-year period for property located at 1015 S. 14th Street, Fernandina Beach.
Maker: Commissioner Boatright
Second: Commissioner Leeper
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: Mollie Garrett, Contract Management, Finance,
OMB

DISCUSSION ITEMS:
RS141222 – 6:38:24 Commissioner Kelley’s Business:

Motion: Approve Resolution 2014-161 Proclaiming the 31st
of January, 2015 as “American Beach Day”.
Maker: Commissioner Spicer
Second: Commissioner Kelley
Action: Aye: Commissioners Leeper, Kelley, Edwards,
Spicer, and Boatright
Follow Up: County Manager, Clerk Staff, Commissioner Kelley

• Acknowledged an article in the Newsleader regarding the Clerk and his staff receiving the National Award for the Outstanding Achievement and Financial Reporting.

RS141222 – 6:40:31 Commissioner Spicer’s Business:

• Wished everyone a “Merry Christmas.”

RS141222 – 6:40:50 Commissioner Leeper’s Business:

• Mentioned the groundbreaking for the new Sheriff’s Administration building.

RS141222 – 6:41:47 Commissioner Boatright’s Business:

• Wished everyone a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

• Briefly mentioned the great things that have happened in Nassau County over the past year.

RS141222 – 6:42:31 Mr. King commented on the Comprehensive Plan Affordable Housing Policy award that he received at the Northeast Florida Regional Council’s Annual Leadership Award on December 4, 2014 at the University of North Florida.

RS141222 – 6:44:25 Mr. Selby provided a brief status update regarding the project manager for the Sheriff’s Administration building and the 911 Call Center. He noted that he would be bringing back in early January 2015 the contract for the project manager for said projects.

RS141222 – 6:45:02 Chairman Edwards’ Business:

• Congratulated Mr. King and his staff for their award.

• Thanked everyone who helped move the construction of Sheriff’s Administration building forward.

• Wished everyone a “Merry Christmas.”

There being no further business, the regular session of the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

_____________________________
Pat Edwards, Chairman

Attest:

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John A. Crawford, Ex-Officio Clerk

ATTACHMENT “A”

Finance Package 2015-05:

Budget Transfer(s):

1. In the County Transportation Fund in the amount of $65,455.00 to adjust accounts based upon preliminary Fiscal Year 13/14 cash forward calculations.

Resolution(s):

1. Resolution 2014-158, regarding budget amendment in the General Fund in the amount of $4,149.00 which has received grant proceeds for the Courthouse Facilities Grant-In-Aid program.

2. Resolution 2014-159, regarding budget amendment in the General Fund in the amount of $3,267.00 which has received a donation for the Nassau County Library System.