ALACHUA COUNTY, FL
Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Agenda

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County Administration Building - Jack Durrance Auditorium
12 SE 1 Street, 2nd Floor, Gainesville, FL 32601

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Pastor Graham Glover, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church - Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the Commission meeting shall be the voluntary offering of, a private citizen, to and  for the benefit of the Commission. The views or beliefs expressed by the  invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the  Commission, and the Commission is not allowed by law to endorse the religious beliefs or views of this, or any other speaker.

  • Recommended Action:

    To approve the Regular and Consent Agenda. 

Fiscal Note:
NA


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Recognize the graduates of the 2023 Alachua County Citizens Academy program and present the graduates with a Certificate of Completion and a copy of the Class Photo.

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Proclaim June 18-25, 2023, Amateur Radio Week in Alachua County, Florida

12:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible - Members of the public may only speak during one of the two designated "Public Comment" periods during the course of the morning and evening Regular meeting.  Members of the public commenting on issues appearing on the agenda during the first "Public Comment" period will not be entitled to speak on those issues during the remainder of the meeting.  All members of the public wishing to speak during the "Public Comment" portions of the agenda will be limited to three (3) minutes to make their request or presentation.  Members of the public wishing to speak on quasi-judicial matters should be encouraged to speak during the hearings on those matters, since the Board's decisions in those matters may only be based on evidence in the record of the hearings.  

Fiscal Note:


There is no fiscal impact to County government associated with this item.


Strategic Guide:


Infrastructure and Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Direct staff to work with the City of High Springs to prepare an interlocal agreement for County and City approval that would potentially allow for the extension of municipal water and sewer lines into the unincorporated area and shall include the following parameters:

    1. The interlocal agreement shall be adopted by both the City and County prior to the City’s adoption of its ordinance establishing a Utility Services District in accordance with Section 180.02 Florida Statutes and its ordinance addressing connections in the unincorporated area. The City’s ordinances shall reflect any mutually agreed upon conditions of the interlocal agreement.

       

    2. The interlocal agreement shall identify any potential basis for approval by the County Commission of the extension of water and sewer lines into the unincorporated area in accordance with Policy 3.1.5 of the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan Potable Water and Sanitary Sewer Element.

       

    3. The extension of municipal water and sewer services is limited to the corridor extending generally along NW County Road 236 from the current High Springs City Limits to the interchange with I-75 (a map depicting this area will be included in the interlocal agreement). Any future extensions outside of this area will be subject to additional approval by the BoCC.

       

    4. Existing or proposed development around the interchange of I-75 and CR 236 on property with a “Tourist/Entertainment” land use designation pursuant to the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan may connect to the City’s water and sewer systems.

       

    5. Proposed development within all other unincorporated areas not described in #4 above shall require additional approval by the County Commission to connect to the City’s water and sewer systems.

       

    6. The City's wastewater (sewer) line shall be engineered so that it is not available for connection, as defined in Florida Statutes, within the unincorporated areas other than those designated "Tourist Entertainment" pursuant to the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan around the I-75 interchange.

       

    7. The City of High Springs acknowledges that a portion of the City's proposed Utilities Service Area is within the County Growth Management Area as designated in the Alachua County Home Rule Charter, and that development within that area is governed by the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations in accordance with the County's Charter.
    8. The interlocal agreement shall address considerations relating to how potential future annexation into the City of High Springs may affect connection requirements.

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Accept the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), and the Florida State Comptrollers Annual Financial Report (AFR).  Authorize the Chair to certify the AFR to the State. Acknowledge receipt of the audit reports and letters for Single Audit report from the County's independent Certified Public Accountants, Purvis Gray and Company, LLP.  Acknowledge receipt of the Management Response Letter to the Auditor General. Authorize the Clerk to transmit the ACFR and the Single Audit Report to the Auditor General. Acknowledge receipt of SAS 114 letter from Auditors.

Fiscal Note:
There will be no fiscal impacts as a result of this request


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Staff recommends that the Board of County Commission adopt Resolution Z-23-01 approving the requested special exception

Fiscal Note:


There are fees associated with publishing notice in the Gainesville Sun which are accounted for and budgeted in account 149.79.7910.541.49.00


Strategic Guide:


All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    That the Board adopt the resolution vacating a portion of the unimproved rights-of-way dedicated to the County by the Plat of Palmetto Acres.

Fiscal Note:
There are fees associated with publishing notice in the Gainesville Sun which are accounted for and budgeted in account 149.79.7910.541.49.00.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    That the Board adopt the resolution vacating a portion of the unimproved rights-of-way and alleyways dedicated to the County by The Revised Plat of Orange Heights

Fiscal Note:


N/A.


Strategic Guide:


All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Hold the Public Hearing and adopt the proposed ordinance, as presented, and authorize the Chair to sign.

The earlier of 5:30 PM or at the conclusion of the agenda.

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
Other Mandatory and Discretionary

  • Recommended Action:

    Hear presentation

Fiscal Note:


None


Strategic Guide:


All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Hear the County Manager’s Budget Message and Receive the County Manager’s Proposed Budget.

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the proposed Preliminary Development Plan and Resolution DR-23-21 based on a finding of consistency with the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan and the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code.

  • Recommended Action:

    To adjourn the meeting. 

Fiscal Note:
The three invoices will be paid from SHIP fund 242.29.2975.554.34.63 project 3212905 where there is an adequate budget to fund these payments.


•Duffield Home Improvements in the amount of $5,628 for home repair


•Duffield Home Improvements in the amount of $10,393 for home repair


•J & S Roofing & Construction Inc in the amount of $9,236.16 for home repair


Strategic Guide:
Housing

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the special pay request to vendors and authorize payment to Duffield Home Improvements and J & S Roofing & Construction.

Fiscal Note:


Metamorphosis grant revenue amount is $324,653.00 - 265.36.3610.334.6900, Project # 3223601. An increase of $8,640.00 in grant funding.


Strategic Guide:


Social and Economic Opportunity

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Lutheran Services of Florida Amendment 112, Resolution and Budget Amendment

Fiscal Note:


Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will manage the contract; however this is being funded from Special Expense.


Fund: 001.04.0490.519.31.00


Strategic Guide:


Environment


Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will manage the contract; however this is being funded from Special Expense.


Fund: 001.04.0490.519.31.00

  • Recommended Action:

    Execute contract and amend purchase orders and authorize release of $50,000 from fund number 001.04.0490.519.31.00.

Fiscal Note:


Revenue in the amount of $120.00 per year
Facilities Management Rental/Lease - Revenue Account 001.19.1914.362.02.00


Strategic Guide:


Social and Economic Opportunity

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Lease Amendment allowing the clinic to offer health and dental services to the community

Fiscal Note:


Reimbursements will be recognized as the project and documentation are finalized.


Strategic Guide:


Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Subgrant Agreement between Alachua County and the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management to receive reimbursement for incurred costs from Hurricane Nicole

Fiscal Note:
This position was included in the FY23 Mid-year budget request because a percentage of other positions were shifted out of the general fund within Water Resources. Additionally, the water conservation program is estimated to now generate around $100,000 per year in irrigation fees, which helps offset this new position.


Strategic Guide:
Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve request for one additional full time Environmental Specialist position for EPD, Water Resources.

Fiscal Note:
Amendment 6 has no budget impact as there is no additional fee for adding the OpX product.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve Amendment 6 for Azteca Systems LLC Contract to add OpX Contracts to the Cityworks Enterprise License Agreement for Public Works.

Fiscal Note:


There is sufficient budget to cover the purchase order increase. An adjustment to increase the FY23 budget for repairs and cleaning of uniforms and bunker gear by $20,000.00 (011.54.5480.522.46.00) is being processed in the mid-year adjustment.


Strategic Guide:


Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the issuance of Change Order 1 to Purchase Order 23-766 to Fire Dex GW, LLC in the amount of $20,000.00 for cleaning and repair of Uniforms and Bunker Gear for Fire Rescue. The revised Purchase Order total is $70,000.00. Prices, terms, and conditions are per piggyback with Hillsborough, Florida Contract #222213780,0.

Fiscal Note:


There is sufficient budget to cover the purchase order increase. An adjustment to increase the FY23 budget for uniforms, bunker gear, and miscellaneous items by $200,000.00 (011.54.5480.522.52.70) is being processed in the mid-year adjustment.


Strategic Guide:


Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the issuance of Change Order 1 to Blanket Purchase Order 23-412 to Bennett Fire Products Co. Inc., in the amount of $200,000.00 for the purchase of Uniforms, Bunker Gear, and Miscellaneous Items for Fire Rescue. The revised Purchase Order total is $500,000.00. Prices, terms, and conditions are per piggyback with Lake County, Florida Contract #22-730B.

Fiscal Note:


These Amendments make no fiscal changes to the Agreements. These are Rate Based with various accounts, various funds, and various projects. The projects will have various funding sources such as Gas Tax Uses Fund, Surtax Funds and Capital Project Funds.


Strategic Guide:


Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the following First Amendments and authorize the Chair to sign the agreements:

    First Amendment 13740 between Alachua County and Creative Concrete Design of Columbia County Inc., for Annual Asphalt Concrete Surfacing Services.

    First Amendment 13741 between Alachua County and Preferred Materials, Inc, for Annual Asphalt Concrete Surfacing Services.

    First Amendment 13742 between Alachua County and V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc for Annual Asphalt Concrete Surfacing Services.

Fiscal Note:


Sufficient budget exists in various accounts, but specific accounts will depend on the project.


Strategic Guide:


Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the following Addendum Agreements and authorize the Chair to sign the agreements:

    13824 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Burgess and Dudley, Inc. d/b/a B&D Electrical

    13825 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Craft Electric, Inc.

    13826 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Del Sol Electric, LLC

    13827 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Base 3 LLC d/b/a Gibson Electric

    13828 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Preston-Link Electric, Inc.

    13829 ADDENDUM AGREEMENT between Alachua County and Southern Atlantic Electric Company, Inc.

Fiscal Note:
$1.25 million has been appropriated to the project in account 052.56.5600.533.63.98 – Project: ARP2021x017


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the ranking and authorize staff to negotiate an agreement for RFP 23-391 Engineering Services for Santa Fe Hills Water System Replacement for Public Works:

    1.JBrown Professional Group, Inc.

    2.Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. d/b/a CHW

    Authorize staff to negotiate agreement with top ranked firm, JBrown Professional Group, Inc., and with the second ranked vendor Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. d/b/a CHW if negotiations with the top ranked vendor fail.

Fiscal Note:


Sufficient funds exist in the Environmental Protection Department budget to cover this expense.


Wild Spaces Public Places - Account: 021.41.4160.537.46.00, Project #6214104 Land Management-Lochloosa Slough Preserve – Maintenance


Strategic Guide:


Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve Contract 13812 with Southern Dirt Works, Inc., for the Lochloosa Slough Preserve FY23 Road Improvement Projects, in the amount not to exceed $105,256.78, for Environmental Protection, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the County.

Fiscal Note:


Due Diligence intended for appraisal, survey, environmental site assessment, and closing services in the Wild Spaces Public Places (WSPP) Fund in account 021.41.4160.537.31.00. In addition to the WSPP Fund, the County purchases real estate for other purposes such as Fire/Rescue Stations, Roads & Right of Way and these services are budgeted as part of the project cost. Contracts are for a not to exceed $300,000.00.


Strategic Guide:


Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the following First Amendments and authorize the Chair to sign the agreements:

    #13639 First Amendment between Alachua County and Santangini Appraisals, LLC for Annual Property Appraisal Services.

    #13640 First Amendment between Alachua County and Pinel & Carpenter, Inc., for Annual Property Appraisal Services.

    #13641 First Amendment between Alachua County and Clayton, Roper & Marshall, Inc., for Annual Property Appraisal Services.

    #13642 First Amendment between Alachua County and Florida Property Consultants Group (aka Deighan Appraisal Associates, Inc.), for Annual Property Appraisal Services.

    #13643 First Amendment between Alachua County and The Urban Group, Inc., for Annual Property Appraisal Services.

Fiscal Note:
This is a “No Additional Cost Extension” to extend the term of the Agreement until September 30, 2024. Funds are already encumbered for this contract in account 400.76.7633.534.31.00.


Strategic Guide:
Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve First Amendment to Agreement #11937 with University of Florida for providing landfill and solid waste related research to the Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the County.

Fiscal Note:


N/A


Strategic Guide:


All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    N/A. For informational purposes only

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