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Board of County Commissioners
Wakulla County, Florida
Regular Public Meeting
Monday, October 4, 2010
5:00 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance

Commissioner Kessler

Approval of Agenda

(The Chairman and members of the Board will approve and/or modify the official agenda at this time.)

Public Hearing

(Public Hearings are held as required to receive public comments on matters of special importance or as prescribed by law.  Public Hearings shall be heard at 5:00pm, or soon thereafter.  Individual speakers are encouraged to adhere to a three (3) minute time limit.  The Chairman has the discretion to either extend or reduce time limits, based on the number of speakers.)

Awards and Presentations

(Members of the Board will have the opportunity to acknowledge members of the community or commendable efforts at this time.  Presentations will be made from individuals concerning issue of importance.)

Announcement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Refuge House

(To ensure fairness and encourage participation, citizens who would like to speak on any item will need to fill out a speaker’s card and turn in to Ms. Welch prior to the beginning of discussion on that particular item.  Citizens are allowed a maximum of 3 minutes to speak.  In the event a citizen requests to donate their 3 minutes to another citizen, the citizen must obtain approval from the Chairman prior to the date of the meeting and is at the Chairman’s discretion.)

Citizens to be Heard

(Citizens will be heard between 6:30p.m. and 7:00p.m., or if the meeting concludes prior to 6:30p.m. or 7:00p.m. citizens will then be heard at the end of the meeting where applicable.  Three (3) minute time limit; non-discussion by Commission; there shall be no debate and no action by the Commission).

Consent Items

(All items contained herein may be voted on with one motion.  Consent items are considered to be routine in nature, are typically non-controversial and do not deviate from past Board direction or policy.  However, any Commissioner, the County Administrator, or the County Attorney may withdraw an item from the consent agenda, either in writing prior to the meeting, or at the beginning of the meeting and it shall then be voted on individually.  Every effort shall be made to provide such a request to the Chairman at least 24 hours before the meeting.)

1.    Approval of Minutes – September 20, 2010 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
       (Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Court)

2.    Approval of Payment of Bills and Vouchers Submitted for September 16, 2010 – September 29, 2010
       (Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Court)

3.    Request Board Approval to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider an Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 2009-09, the Wakulla County Comprehensive Sewer Ordinance to Provide Procedures for Reservation of Sewer Capacity
       (Heather Encinosa, County Attorney)

4.    Request Board Approval of the Wakulla County Health Department Annual Core Contract for FY 2010-2011
       (Mark Lundberg, CHD Administrator)

5.    Request Board Approval to Submit Two Road Projects for the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) 2011/2013 Application
       (Cleve Fleming, Public Works Director)

6.    Request Board Approval to Advertise an Invitation to Bid for the Forestry Grant
       (Commissioner Artz)

7.    Request Board Approval of a Proclamation Declaring October 2010 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Wakulla County
       (Commissioner Stewart)

Consent Items Pulled for Discussion

(Members requesting further information on items placed under “Consent Agenda,” may withdraw those items and place them here, for further discussion.)

Planning and Zoning

(Members will be provided with planning and zoning amendment requests five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting.  To the maximum extent possible, all support information and documentation for P&Z items shall be made available through a     variety of means including the County website that will provide the public with the greatest opportunity to review documentation at the date of advertisement pursuant to Resolution No. 04-43.  “In accordance with Sec. 24.01 of County Code, for all quasi-judicial proceedings each Commission member must disclose all contact received from interested parties and/or their representatives, lobbyists, or any other third parties concerning any application and any personal investigation or knowledge being relied upon during the consideration of any quasi-judicial planning and zoning matters”.)

8.    Application for Change of Zoning R10-04
       (Multiple Property Owners; Wakulla County, Agent)

9.    Application for Variance V10-05
       (James and Patricia Revell, Owners; Wakulla County, Agent)

General Business

(General Business items are items of a general nature that require Board directions or pertain to Board policy.)

10.   Informational Update to the Board Regarding Energy Efficiency Audits and Board Direction on Pursuing Additional Audits
        (Melissa Corbett, Planner II)

11.   Update to the Board Regarding Housing Division Programs and Request for Board Direction on Corrective Actions
        (Ben Pingree, County Administrator)

Commissioner Agenda Items

(Items with supporting documentation shall be provided by a Commissioner to the County Administrator three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting.  Items that are agendaed by Commissioners and fail to gain approval may not be replaced on the agenda by a Commissioner on the non-prevailing side for a period of six (6) months without approval of the Chairman unless there is substantive new information to present.)

12.   Commissioner Brock

a.    Request Board Approval to Direct Staff to Research Funding Options to Provide Sewer in the Historic Neighborhoods Near Town Center

County Attorney

(County Attorney items are items of a legal nature that require Board direction or represent general information to Board Members, staff or the public.)

County Administrator

(County Administrator items are items that require Board direction or represent general information to Board Members, staff or the public.)

Discussion Issues by Commissioners

(The purpose of this section is for Commissioners to request staff action on various issues, including scheduling of a future agenda item for later Board action, based on the approval of a majority of the Board.  No assignments or request for agenda items shall be given to the County Administrator or County Attorney without the express approval of the majority of the Board.  The Board shall take no policy action without an agenda item unless such is accomplished through a unanimous vote of the Board.  The remarks of each Commissioner during his or her “discussion items” shall adhere to Robert Rules of Order, for proper decorum and civility as enforced by the Chairman.)


(Any departure from the order of business set forth in the official agenda shall be made only upon majority vote of the members of the Commission present at the meeting.)

The next Board of County Commissioners Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

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