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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Bishop James Dixon, Greater Faith Baptist Fellowship - 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:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Hear Presentation

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:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Hear presentation

Fiscal Note:
There is currently no appropriation for this program. All work release funds were reallocated or returned to fund balance during the Mid-year budget adjustment. If funded, this program will be funded from General Fund reserves in Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) and/or built into the FY24 budget.


- One-time start-up expenditures for space, equipment, technology, etc. to be determined.


- Annual recurring expenditures currently estimated at $500,000.


Strategic Guide:
Social and Economic Opportunity

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve staff recommendations on the development and implementation of a Pilot Re-Entry Hub including establishing a budget to support personnel, procuring contracted services and operating expenses.

Fiscal Note:
The estimated Parks’ portion of the new surtax funding is expected to be $3.3 million in Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), and $3.5 million in FY25.  Other funding sources may be available for portions of these projects (boating improvement fund, Parks impact fees, etc.). The estimated total cost for the planned projects for FY23, FY24, and FY25 is $10.785 million.


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approval of the Plan

Fiscal Note:
No significant fiscal considerations will present themselves until October 1, 2026. At that time the residential portion of the agreement will become active. The annual cost for the residential collection is estimated to be roughly $4.9 million per year based on the current house count. There is an annual rate increase allowed based on the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a cap of 5% per year. Funds to cover these expenses are collected through an annual non-ad valorem assessment in account 148.76.7600.534.43.50.


Strategic Guide:
Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    1.Select GFL Solid Waste Southeast, LLC as the top rank proposal received in response to Request for Proposal (RFP) 24-26 Annual Collection Services of Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials; and

    2.Approve the contract for Exclusive Franchise for the Collection of Residential and Commercial Solid Waste between Alachua County and GFL Solid Waste Southeast, LLC and authorize the Chair to execute same on behalf of the County.

At the conclusion of the agenda.

  • Recommended Action:

    To adjourn the meeting. 

Fiscal Note:
The remaining American Rescue Plan – State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARP – SLFRF) qualify as Revenue Recovery and thus are being reported as such use. The budget amendment transfers the remaining balance of the Broadband funds from the ARP – SLFRF Fund 234 to a sub fund of the General Fund, Fund 052. The remaining balance of the project identified and allocated by the Board will remain funded and in process out of Fund 052. This action makes NO changes to the plan approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC), just in the way we account for the funds. The majority of the transfer was approved with agenda item #23-109.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Budget Amendment and Resolution

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Appoint Stephen Howard to Full Member Citizen-At-Large Infrastructure Surtax Oversight Board Vacancy with a Term Ending September 30, 2024

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
Social and Economic Opportunity,

  • Recommended Action:

    Appoint LeAnn Campbell to serve in the Citizen at Large position of the Human Rights Board.

Fiscal Note:
Budget exists in 324.19.1912.519.62.00 as part of Court Complex Project #9201902. At this time, no additional budget is being requested.


Strategic Guide:
 Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve budget amendment 2023-2486

Fiscal Note:
The resolution and budget amendment will recognize the unanticipated revenue $206,567.00 (001.54.5450.349.00.00 #6195410 FY23) and appropriates $12,394.00 for vendor fees (001.54.5450.526.34.00 #6195410 FY23), $100,000.00 for technical employee training (001.54.5450.526.55.00 #6195410 FY23) and, $94,173.00 for equipment replacement ($47,087.00 001.54.5450.526.52.00 #6195410 FY23 and $47,086.00 001.54.5450.526.64.00 #6195410 FY23).


Strategic Guide:
Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Adopt the resolution, and approve the budget amendment

Fiscal Note:
001.00.0065.525.99.24 - $8,419,286


234.00.0064.519.99.24 - $1,000,000 project# ARP2021x006 (ARP)


Plus: $4,124,000 City of Gainesville and $820,000 GRU collected over 5 years


Strategic Guide:
Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve and sign the Interlocal Agreement between Alachua County and the City of Gainesville

Fiscal Note:
The overall budget for this project is $350,000, with $262,500 coming from the USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for all grant program and $87,500 provided by Alachua County as local match from salaries and benefits of staff time for the Senior Transportation Planner, Transportation Planning Manager and Civil Engineer III and indirect costs. We are asking for approval of the grant currently to get the award back to USDOT for execution by them with a resolution and budget amendment to follow on future agenda.


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure, Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Safe Streets for All grant agreement with U.S. Department of Transportation and authorize the Chair’s signature

Fiscal Note:
Should FDOT award the grant and require an agreement with the County, any Fiscal Impacts will be identified at that time. In February of 2023, on behalf of the City of Archer, the County submitted a Transportation Alternatives grant application to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for $850,000. The grant will pay for 100% of the costs.


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Adopt Resolution 2023-XX (Archer Braid Trail – Extension) and authorize the Chair’s signature.

Fiscal Note:
None


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    The Development Review Committee reviewed the Replat at its June 1, 2023 hearing and recommended that the Board of County Commission (BoCC) approve the Replat based on a finding of consistency with Florida Statutes, the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan, and the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code.

Fiscal Note:
Budget transfer from 001.36.3630.523.12.00 (Court Services) to 001.29.2967.564.12.00 (Community Support Services) for $31,000 to cover salary and benefits for the remainder of FY23


Strategic Guide:
Social and Economic Opportunity

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the request to transfer (1) FTE Clinical Forensic Social Worker position from Court Services to Community Support Services as a Case Manager II position and approve attached budget transfer.

Fiscal Note:
This is a classification of a position; it has no budgetary impact until the position is filled.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Request approval of the Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 Bargaining (LIUNA) Pay Plan.

Fiscal Note:
Compensation will be $120,896.25. Budget for this position is funded in General Fund (001), Unincorporated General Fund (008) and Building Inspection/Permitting, there is sufficient budget in all funds to cover the costs of this position.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Confirm Jeffrey Hays as the Growth Management Department Director Effective 6/27/2023

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


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve 13839 Addendum Agreement between Alachua County and Utility Service of Gainesville, Inc. and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement.

Fiscal Note:
There are sufficient funds budgeted in the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budgeted in accounts: 403.76.7610.534.46.00, 405.76.7633.534.46.00 and 406.76.7650.534.46.00


Strategic Guide:
Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Solicitation Award of ITB 24-34 Annual Lawn Maintenance NW and SW Landfills and Rural Collection Centers, to Boone Improvements Inc., in the amount of $67,207.40, for Solid Waste and Resource Recovery.

Fiscal Note:
Budget set in TCIP on 5/23/2023.  For project 919-7903-FY19-260027 (CR325) a total of $585,303.00 is allocated in account 341.79.7910.541.63.99.  For project 919-7903-FY19-260086 (CR241) a total of $857,214.00 is allocated in account 341.79.79101.541.63.99.


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Solicitation Award and Contracts for ITB 23-947 CR 325 over Cross Creek and CR 241 over Santa Fe River-Bridge Rehabilitation and authorize the Chair to sign the contracts:

    #13727 Project No. 919-7903- FY19-260086- CR241 over Santa Fe River in the initial contract amount of $685,450.00 and a 5% contingency of $34,272.50

    #13726 Project No 919-7903-FY19 -260027- CR 325 over Cross Creek in the initial contract amount of $474,770.00 and a 5% contingency of $23,738.50

Fiscal Note:
There are sufficient funds in account 506.04.0460.513.64.00


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to Alan Jay Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., in the amount of $78,410.00, for the purchase of one (1) 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab 4WD 8’ Bed Work Truck with Animal Transport Body, for Animal Resources via Public Works, Fleet Management. Pricing per City of Tallahassee Contract 5179.

Fiscal Note:
Sufficient funds are available within the Computer Replacement Fund, Account 500.04.0450.513.51.00


Strategic Guide:
Infrastructure

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the issuance of a Purchase Order to Dell Marketing LP., in the amount of $58,419.50, for the purchase of fifty (50) Dell OptiPlex Micro Computers and Accessories for Alachua County Court Administration, Criminal Courthouse for Information & Telecom Department. Pricing per NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Master Agreement MNWNC-108, Florida Alternate Contract Source #43211500-WSCA-15-ACS.

Fiscal Note:
There are sufficient funds in the Environmental Protection budget to cover this expense.


Accounts:


021.41.4160.537.46.00, Project#6214104 Land Management -Lochloosa Slough - Resource Management - $49,560


021.41.4160.537.46.00, Project #6214104, Land Management - Bee Tree Creek -Resource Management - $27,300


400.41.4160.537.46.00 Balu Forest - $1,890


Strategic Guide:
Environment

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the issuance of a Purchase Order 2023-1967 to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in the amount of $78,750, for the purchase 375,000 1st Generation Improved Containerized Longleaf Pine Seedlings, for Environmental Protection, Land Conservation and Management Program.

Fiscal Note:
The Grant Award is $66,443.


056.71.7190.331.2000 - $66,443


056.71.7190.586.91.93 - $66,443


Strategic Guide:
Public Safety

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the budget amendment and authorize the chair to sign the resolution

Fiscal Note:
There is no anticipated fiscal impact with amendment, amount not to exceed stays at $337,468.21 in account 052.00.0064.554.82.15 project ARP2021x012.


Strategic Guide:
Housing

  • Recommended Action:

    1: Extend the pilot program through September 30, 2023

    2: Approve the First Amendment to the Agreement Between Alachua County And Rebuilding Together North Central Florida For Energy Efficiency And Weatherization Of Affordable Housing Grant Program Management Services No. 13489

Fiscal Note:
This action will allocate $1.0 million from operating reserves to fund this capital program in Fund 150.


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    Approve the Non-Profit Cultural Facilities Capital Projects that Promote Tourism guidelines and grant application as presented. Authorize staff to advertise the funding grant and conduct two community workshops to inform eligible entities regarding the opportunity. Make the legislative factual determination that the Non-Profit Cultural Facilities Capital Projects that Promote Tourism program funded with revenue from Tourist Development Taxes (TDT) serves a public purpose and is primarily related to promoting and advertising tourism in Alachua County, and that the development of capital cultural facilities spotlights Alachua County as a desirable place to visit by promoting the positive qualities and numerous cultural, artistic, historic, natural and other tourist-related attributes and activities available in Alachua County for tourists to enjoy.

Fiscal Note:
N/A


Strategic Guide:
All Other Mandatory and Discretionary Services

  • Recommended Action:

    N/A. For informational purposes only

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