Document 443717

BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION
AGENDA
November 18, 2014
2:30 Commissioner/Clerk/County Manager Pictures
3:30 P.M. Swearing-in Ceremony
Commissioner James G. Bennett & Commissioner Jimmy Anderson
4:00 P.M. Workshop
Shoals Park Discussion
5:00 P.M.
REGULAR AGENDA
I.
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
II.
Presentation of Amendment to the Agenda (if any)
III.
Approval of Regular Agenda
IV.
Approval of Consent Agenda Items
1. Approval of Minutes November 6, 2014
2. Expense Report
V.
Committee Reports or Items
VI.
Constitutional Officers
Stacie Harvey, Clerk: Nominations for Chairman and Vice Chairman
VII.
Persons wishing to appear
VIII.
County Manager
1. Pending Issues
2. Resolution 2014-25: Budget Transfers
3. 2015 County Holiday List
4. Commissioner Bond Documents
5. SHIP Bid Results
6. SMRWMC Vacancy
7. Resolution 2014-26: Road Dept. Union Contract
IX.
County Attorney
X.
Persons wishing to appear who are not on the agenda (limit 3 minutes)
XI.
Commission Comments
XII.
Adjourn
Note: Items in BOLD require board action
If any member of the public desires to appeal a decision made at these hearings, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and
for that purpose he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is transcribed, which record would include
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact the County Commissioners
Office at (904) 259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION
AGENDA
November 18, 2014
6:00 P.M. Public Hearing
1. Resolution 2014-20: Budget Amendments
2. Ordinance 2014-16: Mining Moratorium
3. Combs Special Exception
4. Beacon Tower Special Use
Note: Items in BOLD require board action
If any member of the public desires to appeal a decision made at these hearings, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and
for that purpose he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is transcribed, which record would include
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact the County Commissioners
Office at (904) 259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
November 6, 2014
The Baker County Board of Commissioners met in a scheduled meeting with the following
members present:
Chairman, Jimmy Anderson
Commissioner Mark Hartley
Commissioner Adam Giddens
Commissioner James Croft
Also Present:
County Attorney, Rich Komando
County Manager, CJ Thompson
Clerk, Al Fraser
Absent:
Commissioner Gordon Crews
REGULAR MEETING
Chairman Jimmy Anderson called the meeting to order. Commissioner Adam Giddens led in the
invocation and pledge. Commissioner Adam Giddens moved to approve the regular agenda.
Commissioner James Croft seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimous. Commissioner James
Croft moved to approve the consent agenda items which were:
1. Approval of Minutes: October 21, 2014 – Regular Meeting
2. Approval of Minutes: October 21, 2014- Public Hearing
3. Expense Report
Commissioner Adam Giddens seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimous.
C/M Thompson introduced Ms. Shaina Bennett, 4H agent and recognized her for receiving a
National 4H award for an outstanding piece by an individual. Ms. Bennett explained that she
developed a curriculum for third grade teachers to teach their students regarding chickens. Ms.
Bennett explained that the curriculum was very interactive and would be published by the
University of Florida at no cost to teachers who would like to use it. The Board thanked Ms.
Bennett for her hard work and dedication to the 4H program.
C/M Thompson presented the pending business items for review. The pending items were
discussed as follows:
Courthouse HVAC conversion: Workshop scheduled for December 2, 2014.
Transportation Center Construction: PO issued for building. Site work ongoing.
Recreation Board Creation: First meeting to be held on November 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
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November 6, 2014
St. Mary’s dock repairs: Complete. Park dedication 11/6/2014.
LDR Revisions: Policy changes prioritized and worked. First priority is mining.
Health Insurance for new hires: Workshop held 11/6/2014.
Utility Audit: Awaiting full RFP responses from Orange County.
C/M Thompson presented Resolution 2014-21; Healthy Weight Initiative.
Kerry Dunlevy, representing the Baker County Health Department informed the Board that the
Healthy Weight Initiative was a program that is being implemented throughout the State to make
healthy food available, promote health in the workplace, encourage physical activity and to teach
children the benefits of being healthy. Mrs. Dunlevy stated that the adoption of Resolution 201421 was just the beginning of this program in Baker County.
Commissioner Adam Giddens moved to approve Resolution 2014-21. Commissioner Mark
Hartley seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimous.
C/M Thompson presented Resolution 2014-22; permit fee reduction to St. Johns River Water
Management District. Mr. Thompson stated this request is renewed annually and limited the fee
charged by the water management district to $100. Commissioner Mark Hartley moved to approve
Resolution 2014-22. Commissioner James Croft seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimous.
C/M Thompson presented Resolution 2014-23; permit fee reduction to Suwannee River Water
Management District. Mr. Thompson stated this Resolution was similar to the prior Resolution
and was renewed annually and limited the fee to $100. Commissioner James Croft moved to
approve Resolution 2014-23. Commissioner Adam Giddens seconded the motion. Motion carries
unanimous.
C/M Thompson presented Resolution 2014-24; permit fee reduction to Department of
Environmental Protection. Mr. Thompson stated this Resolution was similar to the prior
Resolutions and was renewed annually and limited the fee to $100. Commissioner Adam Giddens
moved to approve Resolution 2014-24. Commissioner Mark Hartley seconded the motion. Motion
carries unanimous.
C/M Thompson requested the board appoint two new members to the Local Planning Agency. Mr.
Thompson said that planning staff had received information from two local citizens stated they
would be willing to serve on the LPA Board. Mr. Thompson stated that Greg Sheppard and Sharon
Padgett both are qualified and willing to serve. Commissioner Mark Hartley moved to appoint
Mrs. Sharon Padgett to the LPA Board. Commissioner James Croft seconded the motion. Motion
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November 6, 2014
carried unanimous. Commissioner Adam Giddens moved to appoint Greg Sheppard to the LPA
Board. Commissioner James Croft seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimous.
C/M Thompson presented health insurance for new hires for discussion. Mr. Thompson stated the
discussion during the workshop was lengthy but felt like a decision could be made today.
Commissioner James Croft made a motion to offer family coverage but not subsidize for new hires
effective immediately. Commissioner Adam Giddens seconded the motion. The motion did not
carry unanimously. The votes were as follows:
Commissioner Croft- yes
Commissioner Giddens – yes
Chairman Anderson – yes
Commission Hartley – no
Chairman Anderson presented a plaque to retiring Clerk, Al Fraser for his dedication to the citizens
of Baker County for the past twenty years. Chairman Anderson also presented a plaque to
Commissioner Adam Giddens for his dedication to the citizens of Baker County for the past four
years. Tonight will be both Clerk Fraser and Commissioner Giddens last meeting in office. A
lengthy discussion regarding both men was held. (Available on audio file). The Board thanked
them both for an outstanding job and both will be greatly missed.
C/M Thompson reminded the Board of the Veterans Day Appreciation activities scheduled for
November 15, 2014 and asked that any Commissioner interested in riding in the parade meet at
the Administration office at 10:30 a.m.
Chairman Jimmy Anderson publicly commended the Sheriff’s office and all local authorities in
their efforts searching for the missing eight year old last week who was found safe after a weekend
lost in the woods. Chairman Anderson stated that everyone involved did an outstanding job.
Commissioner Adam Giddens moved to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned.
________________________________
Stacie Harvey, Clerk
____________________________________
Oliver J. Anderson, Chairman
SUNGARD PENTAMATION − FUND ACCOUNTING
DATE: 11/12/14
TIME: 11:23:49
PAGE NUMBER:
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BAKER CO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CHECK REGISTER − BY FUND
1
SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 001 − GENERAL FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
73686
10/31/14 1252
AMERICAN ENTERPRISE 001
218500
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
150.00
104000
73688
10/31/14 89
CAPITAL GUARDIAN TR 001
218700
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
250.00
104000
73689
10/31/14 2346
CARPENTERS INDUSTRI 001
218500
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
170.00
104000
73690
10/31/14 446
GEORGE W CREWS
001
218500
REUND UNION DUES
0.00
10.00
104000
73691
10/31/14 2272
GEORGIA MONFORT
291
51300
CK IN/OUT,CLEAN AG
0.00
135.00
104000
73692
10/31/14 21
HAYT,HAYT&LANDAU, P 001
218900
11−136SC
0.00
100.00
104000
73694
10/31/14 311
NATIONWIDE RETIREME 001
218700
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
228.82
104000
73695
10/31/14 360
RELIASTAR LIFE INSU 001
218700
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
26.76
104000
73696
10/31/14 1910
SUNGARD PUBLIC SECT 131
55210
LF141727/PLUS/LICEN
0.00
23193.00
104000
73697
10/31/14 419
VALIC
218700
PR3 DEDUCTIONS
0.00
325.00
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73699
73699
11/05/14 13
11/05/14 13
AL FRASER, CLERK OF 25
AL FRASER, CLERK OF 12
54905
59180
REC FEES/G CREAMER
NOV DRAW
0.00
0.00
0.00
10.00
8122.25
8132.25
104000
73700
11/05/14 446
ANGELIA SHIVALIER
54910
REFUND/AG RENTAL
0.00
267.50
104000
73702
11/05/14 571
ANIMAL CARE EQUIPME 34
56400
CATCH POLES
0.00
222.60
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73705
73705
73705
73705
73705
73705
73705
73705
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
AUS
AUS
AUS
AUS
AUS
AUS
AUS
AUS
21
291
20
33
25
11
33
21
55210
54615
54600
55210
55210
55210
55210
55210
UNIFORMS/TANYA
CLEAN MATS/AG CNTR
CLEAN MATS/COURTHSE
UNIFORMS/DONALD
UNIFORMS/BOBBY
CLEAN MATS/ADMIN
UNIFORMS/ALVIN
UNIFORMS/SHANNON
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.48
21.01
41.10
3.06
7.48
9.14
3.06
11.52
103.85
104000
73707
11/05/14 50
BAKER COUNTY CHAMBE 350
53402
NOV REQUEST
0.00
1375.00
104000
73708
11/05/14 63
BANK OF AMERICA
36
54200
POSTAGE/ST. AID
0.00
153.25
104000
73709
11/05/14 466
BARNETT
21
54600
CONDUITE PVC/MAINT
0.00
168.90
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73711
73711
11/05/14 2028
11/05/14 2028
BOUND TREE MEDICAL
BOUND TREE MEDICAL
27
27
55210
55210
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
0.00
0.00
0.00
507.70
37.50
545.20
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
RUN DATE 11/12/2014 TIME 11:23:52
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
001
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
291
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
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DATE: 11/12/14
TIME: 11:23:49
PAGE NUMBER:
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BAKER CO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CHECK REGISTER − BY FUND
2
SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 001 − GENERAL FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73717
73717
11/05/14 1185
11/05/14 1185
COPYFAX INC
COPYFAX INC
20
11
54600
54600
COPIER/JK0094/COURT
COPIER/JK1286/ADMIN
0.00
0.00
0.00
78.65
30.80
109.45
104000
73723
11/05/14 588
HENRY SCHEIN INC
27
56400
IV PUMP,2 BP & MONI
0.00
4300.00
104000
73726
11/05/14 1645
INTERSTATE ALL BATT 27
55210
AED BATTERY
0.00
244.00
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73727
73727
11/05/14 247
11/05/14 247
JANPAK FLORIDA
JANPAK FLORIDA
20
20
55210
55210
SUPPLIES/CH
SUPPLIES/CH
0.00
0.00
0.00
135.17
139.86
275.03
104000
73732
11/05/14 2351
KOPELOUSOS,BRADLEY
16
53100
OCT LEGAL FEES
0.00
4524.44
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73733
73733
73733
73733
73733
73733
73733
73733
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
267
267
267
267
267
267
267
267
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
34
34
33
34
11
27
33
33
55211
55211
55211
55211
55211
55211
55211
55211
FUEL/ANIMAL CONTROL
FUEL/ANIMAL CONTROL
FUEL/RECREATION
FUEL/ANIMAL CONTROL
FUEL/ADMIN
FUEL/EMS
FUEL/RECREATION
FUEL/RECREATION
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
50.88
44.42
71.65
50.88
34.47
462.35
190.38
67.82
972.85
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
NOV/ST MARY’S RIVR
NOV/CUYLER PARK
NOV/BOY SCOUT LANDN
NOV/KNABB SPTS CMPL
NOV/TAYLOR PARK
NOV/VOLLEYBALL CTS
NOV/MARGARETTA PK
NOV/JONESVILLE PK
NOV/OLUSTEE PARK
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
100.00
45.00
90.00
90.00
45.00
90.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
595.00
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73742
73742
11/05/14 647
11/05/14 647
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTIO 27
PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTIO 27
55210
55210
OXYGEN/EMS
OXYGEN/;EMS
0.00
0.00
0.00
62.08
62.08
124.16
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73744
73744
73744
11/05/14 4
11/05/14 4
11/05/14 4
RICOH USA, INC
RICOH USA, INC
RICOH USA, INC
29
11
11
54400
54400
54400
COPIER/MPC3003/EXTN
COPIER/MP4002/ADMIN
COPIER/MP5001/CH
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
122.03
115.69
102.81
340.53
104000
73747
11/05/14 2091
SUPERIOR CLEANERS
27
54600
EMS CLEANING
0.00
16.74
104000
73749
11/05/14 2089
THE ARC NORTH FLORI 351
58202
2014−15 ALLOCATION
0.00
5000.00
RUN DATE 11/12/2014 TIME 11:23:52
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
HIERS
INC
INC
INC
INC
INC
INC
INC
INC
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
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DATE: 11/12/14
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CHECK REGISTER − BY FUND
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 001 − GENERAL FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
73750
11/05/14 271
THE LAKE DOCTORS IN 33
54600
NOV WATER MANGMENT
0.00
125.00
104000
73751
11/05/14 1710
VERIZON WIRELESS
27
54100
WIRELESS SERV/EMS
0.00
21.06
104000
73752
11/05/14 424
VORTECH PHARMACEUTI 34
55210
DRUGS/ANIMAL CONTRO
0.00
150.00
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73753
73753
73753
73753
73753
73753
73753
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
WAL−MART
11
20
11
21
20
34
36
55210
55210
55210
54600
55210
55210
55210
CARD FEES
BATTERIES/CH
COFFEE,WATER/ADMIN
INSTACLING/MAINT
BATTERES,BRUSH/CH
CLEANING SUPP/ANIMA
CLEANING SUPPLIES/L
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.26
11.97
23.96
25.92
17.32
111.14
253.88
444.45
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73754
73754
11/05/14 429
11/05/14 429
WAL−MART COMMUNITY/ 27
WAL−MART COMMUNITY/ 27
55210
55210
COFFEE,CLNING SUPP/
CARD CHGS
0.00
0.00
0.00
59.36
0.72
60.08
104000
73756
11/05/14 433
ZEE MEDICAL, INC.
25
55210
REPLNSH 1ST AID/BLD
0.00
49.09
104000
73757
11/07/14 261
KEN’S FENCING LLC
33
54600
FENCE/VETERANS PARK
0.00
3558.87
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73758
73758
73758
11/10/14 14
11/10/14 14
11/10/14 14
ALACHUA COUNTY BOAR 157
ALACHUA COUNTY BOAR 158
ALACHUA COUNTY BOAR 22
55215
55215
55215
4QTR14 STATE ATTY
4QTR14 PBLC DEF CRE
4QTR14 CIRCUIT
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3018.60
−8.86
13411.63
16421.37
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
73760
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
11/10/14
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA
34
291
33
21
20
331
351
351
11
11
27
25
351
15
32
351
54600
54615
54600
54600
54600
54612
54608
54608
54600
54600
54600
54600
54610
54600
54600
54616
ANIMAL CNTR/ANN PES
AG CNTR/ANN PEST CO
RECREATN/ANN PEST C
MAINT SHOP/ANN PEST
COURTHSE/ANN PEST C
HIST SOC/ANN PEST C
COA/ANN PEST CONTRO
SANDRSN CNTR/ANN PE
ADMIN/ANN PEST CONT
DISCOUNT/ANN PEST C
EOC/ANN PEST CONTRO
BLDG./ANN PEST CONT
HLTH DEPT/ANN PEST
TAX COLL BLDG/ANN P
LIBRARY/ANN PEST CO
CT SERVS/AN PEST CO
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
116.00
116.00
116.00
116.00
140.00
116.00
116.00
140.00
116.00
−29.00
129.00
116.00
140.00
140.00
116.00
116.00
1820.00
104000
73763
11/10/14 158
29
51300
20 HRS @ 8.00 HR.
0.00
160.00
428
428
428
428
428
428
428
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
2349
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
COMMUNITY/
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
PEST
KYLE E. BROWN
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
CONTRO
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BAKER CO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CHECK REGISTER − BY FUND
4
SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 001 − GENERAL FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73765
73765
11/10/14 390
11/10/14 390
SPORTS SHAK
SPORTS SHAK
55210
55210
PLAQUE/AL FRASER
PLAQUE/GIDDENS
0.00
0.00
0.00
30.00
30.00
60.00
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73766
73766
11/10/14 1774
11/10/14 1774
UNITEDHEALTHCARE SP 001
UNITEDHEALTHCARE SP 35
218100
52310
SEPT BILL
SEPT RETIREE LIFE
0.00
0.00
0.00
322.08
108.90
430.98
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
75360.23
TOTAL FUND
0.00
75360.23
RUN DATE 11/12/2014 TIME 11:23:52
11
11
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 103 − ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
73698
11/05/14 1218
AIRGAS USA, LLC
55
55210
PO39641/SHOP SUPPLI
0.00
81.53
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73705
73705
11/05/14 33
11/05/14 33
AUS FLORIDA GROUP L 55
AUS FLORIDA GROUP L 55
55210
55210
PO39663/UNIFORMS/RD
PO39663/SHOP TWLS,R
0.00
0.00
0.00
143.56
69.86
213.42
104000
73710
11/05/14 2309
BEARD EQUIPMENT COM 55
54602
PO39672/BLOWER PART
0.00
103.40
104000
73713
11/05/14 75
C&W ICE, LLC
55
55210
PO39667/ICE/RD
0.00
46.40
104000
73719
11/05/14 446
DEREK COMBS
55
55210
REIMB DRVR LICS REN
0.00
27.00
104000
73720
11/05/14 205
GATEWAY PEST CONTRO 55
55300
PO39644/HORNET NEST
0.00
150.00
104000
73724
11/05/14 233
HILL MANUFACTURING
55
55210
PO39648/PRILUBE/SHO
0.00
204.96
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73733
73733
73733
11/05/14 267
11/05/14 267
11/05/14 267
L V HIERS INC
L V HIERS INC
L V HIERS INC
55
55
55
55210
55210
54602
PO39674/FUEL/RD
PO39654/FUEL/RD
PO39670/FUEL PUMP
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
3795.00
3398.92
380.00
7573.92
104000
73734
11/05/14 202
LUBE SPECIALISTS
55
54602
PO39681/TRANS HOSE
0.00
142.30
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73735
73735
73735
73735
73735
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
MACCLENNY
MACCLENNY
MACCLENNY
MACCLENNY
MACCLENNY
55
55
55
55
55
54602
54602
55210
54602
54602
PO39651/HOSE, FITTI
PO39676/HOSE,FITTIN
PO39665/OIL FILTR S
PO39652/LIGHT REPAI
PO39666/FUEL FILTER
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
44.61
138.90
32.49
65.75
62.10
343.85
104000
73736
11/05/14 2067
MACCLENNY TIRE AND
55
54602
PO39677/TIRES
0.00
565.50
104000
73745
11/05/14 365
RING POWER CORPORAT 55
54602
PO39661/COUPLING,SE
0.00
234.12
104000
73753
11/05/14 428
WAL−MART COMMUNITY/ 55
55100
PO39634/OFFICE SUPP
0.00
50.81
104000
73760
11/10/14 2349
FLORIDA PEST CONTRO 55
54600
ROAD YD/ANN PEST CO
0.00
116.00
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
9853.21
TOTAL FUND
0.00
9853.21
284
284
284
284
284
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MOTOR
MOTOR
MOTOR
MOTOR
MOTOR
PAR
PAR
PAR
PAR
PAR
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 104 − FINE & FORFEITURE FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73693
73693
73693
73693
10/31/14
10/31/14
10/31/14
10/31/14
72
69
90
73
59180
59180
59180
59180
NOV
NOV
NOV
NOV
CITY LAW ENFORC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
JUDICIAL
DISPATCH
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
57227.00
258121.00
22041.00
22935.00
360324.00
104000
73706
11/05/14 1670
BAKER CORRECTIONAL
71
58111
INMATE MEDICAL CLAI
0.00
30767.96
104000
73721
11/05/14 218
GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 24
53114
MED EX TRANSP/SWISH
0.00
335.00
104000
73730
11/05/14 253
JOEY B DOBSON, SHER 23
56431
BPV REIMBURSEMENT
0.00
1076.94
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
392503.90
TOTAL FUND
0.00
392503.90
253
253
253
253
JOEY
JOEY
JOEY
JOEY
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B
B
B
B
DOBSON,
DOBSON,
DOBSON,
DOBSON,
SHER
SHER
SHER
SHER
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 105 − FIRE DEPARTMENT FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
73687
10/31/14 2125
BAKER’S COMMUNICATI 54
54600
RAIDO REPAIRS/FIRE
0.00
459.00
104000
73701
11/05/14 248
ANGIE CONNOR (NC)
54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
43.96
104000
73703
11/05/14 149
APRIL BETZ
54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
285.74
104000
73704
11/05/14 1077
AT&T
54
54100
FIRE ST. 80
0.00
97.86
104000
73712
11/05/14 1921
BRITTON HOLLAR (SC) 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
54.95
104000
73714
11/05/14 100
CDW GOVERNMENT INC
54
56400
PRINTER/FIRE
0.00
382.04
104000
73715
11/05/14 2208
CHEYENNE K MURRAY ( 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
120.89
104000
73716
11/05/14 99
CHRISTOPHER MIRACLE 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
98.91
104000
73718
11/05/14 1920
DAMIEN BURNSED (SC) 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
208.81
104000
73725
11/05/14 199
HUNTER PRINTING
54
55240
PRINTING/WATERSHED
0.00
1090.55
104000
73728
11/05/14 2063
JEAN DENICOLA (SC)
54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
175.84
104000
73729
11/05/14 1717
JENNIFER DAVIS (NC) 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
417.62
104000
73731
11/05/14 797
JOHN T DYAL (NC)
54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
186.83
104000
73738
11/05/14 2216
MICHAEL WHITEHEAD ( 54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
98.91
104000
73739
11/05/14 1352
O’REILLY AUTOMOTIVE 54
54602
SOLENOID/FIRE/AT 50
0.00
34.37
104000
73746
11/05/14 1504
SPRINT
54
54100
PHONE/SUPPLIES/FIRE
0.00
67.98
104000
73748
11/05/14 1992
TANYA ANDERSON
54
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
43.96
104000
73754
11/05/14 429
WAL−MART COMMUNITY/ 54
55210
WASH/WAX,WATR/FIRE
0.00
25.94
104000
73755
11/05/14 2181
WILLIAM PRIMO (SC)
51300
OCT FIRE RUNS
0.00
758.31
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
4652.47
TOTAL FUND
0.00
4652.47
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 116 − SOLID WASTE
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
73704
11/05/14 1077
AT&T
65
54100
OLUSTEE RECYC SITE
0.00
168.52
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73735
73735
11/05/14 284
11/05/14 284
MACCLENNY MOTOR PAR 65
MACCLENNY MOTOR PAR 65
54602
54602
PO39664/COUPLING,TU
PO39656/BARS LEAKE
0.00
0.00
0.00
50.43
3.15
53.58
104000
73740
11/05/14 306
P & R ELECTRIC INC
65
55210
PO39673/PWR CK COMP
0.00
90.00
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
104000
TOTAL CHECK
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
73741
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
11/05/14
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
PITSTOP
65
65
65
65
65
65
65
65
65
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
54400
NOV/STEEL BRIDGE DU
NOV/GLEN DUMP SITE
NOV/SANDRSN DUMP SI
NOV/228 DUMP SITE
NOV/MUDLAKE DUMP SI
NOV/CUYLER DUMP SIT
NOV/BAXTER DUMP
NOV/OLUSTEE DUMP SI
NOV/YARD,LIMB DUMP
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
45.00
405.00
104000
73743
11/05/14 344
65
53403
PO39660/WASTE TIRE
0.00
491.40
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
1208.50
TOTAL FUND
0.00
1208.50
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
1743
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
PORTABLE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
RE
PRITCHETT TRUCKING
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 119 − COURT FACILITY FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
11/05/14 235
54600
COMPLETE EXT BLDG.
0.00
3500.00
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
3500.00
TOTAL FUND
0.00
3500.00
73737
MICHAEL SCARBOROUGH 922
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SELECTION CRITERIA: transact.gl_cash="104000" and transact.ck_date>="10/29/2014"
ACCOUNTING PERIOD: 2/15
FUND − 166 − 12.50 SC FUND
CASH ACCT CHECK NO
ISSUE DT −−−−−−−−−−−VENDOR−−−−−−−−−−− DEPT/FUND
ACCNT
−−−−DESCRIPTION−−−−
SALES TAX
AMOUNT
104000
11/05/14 1734
54600
SOF ACCESS FEE/OCT
0.00
2142.00
TOTAL CASH ACCOUNT
0.00
2142.00
TOTAL FUND
0.00
2142.00
TOTAL REPORT
0.00
495910.43
73722
HARRIS CORPORATION− 96
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Pending Business
PENDING BUSINESS ITEM
Courthouse HVAC conversion recommendation
PRIORITY
High
STATUS
Transportation Center Construction
High
In Progress
Recreation Board Creation
Normal
In Progress
03/15/2014
07/01/2014
75% Follow up workshop scheduled for 12/2/14.
Site contractor scheduled on site 12/1. Building contractor
50% scheduled on site 12/15.
First meeting held 11/6/14. Elected officers and set meeting
75% schedule for 2nd Tuesday of the month.
LDR Revisions
High
In Progress
05/06/2014
10/01/2014
75%
Health Insurance for new hires
Utility Audit
Normal
Normal
Complete
In Progress
06/17/2014
08/19/2014
07/01/2014
09/16/2014
In Progress
START DATE
2/1/2014
DUE DATE
7/1/2014
07/01/2015
% COMPLETE
COMMENTS
Policy changes priortized and worked. First priority is mining.
Decision made 11/6/14 to not subsidize cost for family
100% coverage for new hires.
50% Awaiting RFP responses.
RESOLUTION 2014‐25
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BUDGET TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 ‐ 2015
GENERAL REVENUE
FROM
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
TO
14‐55210
Prop. Appraiser/Operating Supplies
AMOUNT
$ 500.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
14‐59180
Prop. Appraiser/Trans to Const. Officer
$ 5,491.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
15‐54301
Tax Coll Bldg/Electric
$ 1,693.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
15‐54302
Tax Coll Bldg/Water
$ 106.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
15‐54600
Tax Coll Bldg/Repairs & Maint.
$ 360.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
15‐59180
Tax Coll/Trans to Const. Officer
$ 11,011.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
16‐53100
Prof. Services/County Attorney Fees
$ 19,197.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
16‐53130
Legal Fees
$ 3,326.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
21‐56400
Fac. Maint/Equipment
$ 1,761.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital Care
221‐56400
Guardian Ad Litem/Equip.
$ 797.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
33‐51200
Recreation/Salaries
$ 4,394.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
33‐52200
Recreation/Retirement
$ 1,547.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
33‐54300
Recreation/Utilities
$ 6,382.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
33‐54600
Recreation/Reps & Maint.
$ 9,854.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
331‐54300
Comm. Centers/Utility Service
$ 431.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
331‐54609
Sanderson Center Rep. & Maint.
$ 291.00
39‐56300
Shoals Pk/Improvements
331‐54614
Equestrian Arena Rep. & Maint.
$ 1,245.00
291‐54615
Ag Center/Bldg. Maint.
20‐54600
Courthouse/Rep & Maint.
$ 2,500.00
291‐54615
Ag Center/Bldg. Maint.
21‐52300
Fac. Maint/Health Ins.
$ 1,546.00
25‐51200
Bldg.Dept/Salaries
21‐54600
Fac. Maint/Rep & Maint.
$ 3,000.00
25‐51200
Bldg. Dept/Salaries
251‐51200
Planning & Zoning/Salaries
$ 2,501.00
25‐51200
Bldg. Dept/Salaries
251‐54901
Planning & Zoning/Advertising
$ 2,435.00
351‐53105
Indigent Hospital
35‐52310
Retirees Insurance
$ 37,673.00
$ 118,041.00
Total General Revenue Transfers
ATTEST:
________________________________________
Jimmy Anderson, Chairman
__________________________________________
Stacie D. Harvey, Clerk to the Board
2015 COUNTY HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day
Thursday
January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday
January 19, 2015
Good Friday
Friday
April 3, 2015
Memorial Day
Monday
May 25, 2015
Independence Day
Friday
July 3, 2015
Labor Day
Monday
September 7, 2015
Veterans Day
Wednesday
November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday
November 26, 2015
Day after Thanksgiving
Friday
November 27, 2015
Christmas Eve
Thursday
December 24, 2015
Christmas Day
Friday
December 25, 2015
EACH EMPLOYEE WILL BE ENTITLED 8 HOURS OF PAID PERSONAL LEAVE PER
YEAR
In addition to the holidays listed above, the State Cabinet or Board of County
Commissioners may designate other holidays.
Approved by Board of County Commissioners
November 18, 2014
SHIP BID- Staff
Recommendations
New Construction Max- $65,000 (doesn’t include price of septic system)
Rehabilitation Max - $36,000
LOCKE- Emergency Assistance
Recommend award to Chalker Branch in the amount of $3,210
ROTHFELDT- New Construction
Recommend award to Brent Whitney (5% local preference) in the amount of $59,800

Potential change order once septic is inspected
HIGGINBOTHAM- Emergency Assistance
Recommend award to Chalker Branch in the amount of $6,300
RHUE- Rehabilitation
Recommend award to Chalker Branch in the amount of $6,531.20

Requesting additional work of replacement of HVAC system. Not included in bid.
HOLTON- New Construction
Recommend award to Rock Rhoden in the amount of $58,900
DONLEY- New Construction
Recommend award to Brent Whitney (5% local preference) in the amount of $67,950
RESOLUTION # 2014-26
A RESOLUTION APPROVING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF
CARPENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA, CARPENTERS
INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL AND ITS AFFILIATE LOCAL UNION
2502, FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 2014 TO SEPTEMBER 30,
2017.
===============================================================
Whereas, the Baker County Board of County Commissioners have negotiated in good
faith with Local 2502 regarding an employment contract for the period beginning
October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2017, and
Whereas, the parties have agreed to the contract attached hereto and,
Whereas, by adoption of this resolution the County Manager is hereby authorized to
execute the contract on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners.
Whereas, the parties have agreed to only amend the existing contract as specified herein.
Now therefore be it resolved by the Board of County Commissioners as follows:
1. Section 13.1 is amended to provide a 3% salary increase consistent with all other
county employees.
2. Section 19.1 is amended to be consistent with the County policy on Court Time.
3. Section 27.2 is amended to provide for a three year term contract. Section XIII
(Wages) shall be subject to negotiations on an annual basis. Each party may also
negotiate one additional section annually.
Done and resolved this 18th day of November, 2014 at a regular meeting of the Baker
County Board of County Commissioners.
_____________________________
Oliver J. Anderson
Chairman
__________________________
Stacie D. Harvey
Clerk to the Board
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
Between
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
And
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND
JOINERS OF AMERICA, CARPENTERS INDUSTRIAL
COUNCIL AND ITS AFFILIATE LOCAL UNION 2502
October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017
Table of Contents
PREAMBLE ....................................................................................................................... 1 I. UNION RECOGNITION ............................................................................................ 1 II. UNION SECURITY AND CHECK OFF ............................................................... 1 III. MANAGEMENT SECURITY ................................................................................ 2 IV. MANAGEMENT RIGHTS ..................................................................................... 3 V. UNION STEWARDS AND UNION REPRESENTATION................................... 4 VI. UNION ACTIVITY ................................................................................................. 4 VII. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE .................................................................................. 5 VIII. SPECIAL MEETINGS ........................................................................................ 7 IX. DISCHARGE AND DISCIPLINE .......................................................................... 7 X. PERSONAL LEAVE ............................................................................................... 9 XI. HOLIDAY LEAVE ............................................................................................... 11 XII. HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME ............................................................... 12 XIII. WAGES .............................................................................................................. 13 XIV. INJURY-IN-LINE-OF DUTY ........................................................................... 14 XV. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS....................................................................................... 14 XVI. SENIORITY ....................................................................................................... 16 XVII. SAFETY AND HEALTH .................................................................................. 18 XVIII. BULLETIN BOARDS ................................................................................ 18 XIX. JURY DUTY .......................................................Error! Bookmark not defined. XX. MILITARY LEAVE .............................................................................................. 20 XXI. INSURANCE ..................................................................................................... 21 XXII. CLASSIFICATION AND WAGE RATES ....................................................... 21 XXIII. FUNERAL LEAVE ........................................................................................... 22 XXIV. LEAVES OF ABSENCE................................................................................ 22 XXV. SEVERABILITY ............................................................................................... 23 XXVI. SAVINGS CLAUSE ...................................................................................... 23 XXVII. ENTIRE AGREEMENT ................................................................................ 23 PREAMBLE
This Agreement is entered into as of October 1, 2014, between the County of Baker,
hereinafter referred to as the Public Employer, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America, Carpenters Industrial Council and its affiliate Local Union 2502.
It is the intent and purpose of this agreement to assure sound and mutually beneficial
working and economic relationships between the parties hereto, to provide and orderly
and peaceful means of resolving any misunderstandings or differences which may arise,
and to set forth herein basic and full agreement between the parties concerning rates of
pay, wages, hours of employment and other terms and conditions of employment. There
shall be no individual arrangements or agreements made covering any part, or all of this
agreement contrary to the terms provided herein. Either party hereto shall be entitled to
require specific performances of the provisions of this agreement. It is understood that
the County of Baker is engaged in furnishing essential public services which vitally affect
the health, safety, comfort, and general wellbeing of the public, and both parties hereto
recognize theneed for continuous and reliable service to the public.
I.
UNION RECOGNITION
Section 1.1
Pursuant to and in accordance with all applicable provisions of Chapter 447, Florida
Statutes, the Public Employer recognizes the Union as the exclusive bargaining
representative for those employees in the defined bargaining unit for the purpose of
collective bargaining with respect to rates of pay, wages, hours of work and other
conditions of employment, unless and until recognition of such bargaining representative
is withdrawn by a vote of the majority of the employees represented. Employees shall
mean all full time permanently employed classified members of the public employer,
employed in those classifications contained in the defined unit.
Section 1.2
It is further understood and agreed that the Representative of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of America, Carpenters Industrial Council, or his designee of
Local 2502 and the Steward of Local Union 2502 will be the official spokesmen for said
Union in any matter between the Union and the Public Employer.
II.
UNION SECURITY AND CHECK OFF
Section 2.1
The Public Employer will issue a copy of the agreement to each employee within the
bargaining unit, as recognition of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America, Carpenters Industrial Council and its affiliate Local Union 2502 by the
employer as being the exclusive bargaining unit.
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Section 2.2
Upon receipt of a written authorization from an employee covered by this agreement, the
Public Employer will deduct from the employee’s pay the amount owed to the Union by
such employee for dues. It is understood that this provision is for twenty-six (26)
deductions per year. The Public Employer will submit to the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of America, Carpenters Industrial Council office such sums within
thirty (30) days. Changes in the Union membership dues rates will be certified to the
Public Employer in writing over the signature of the authorized officer or officers of the
Union, and shall be done at least thirty (30) days in advance of the effective date of the
change. The Public Employer’s remittance will be deemed correct if the Union does not
give written notice to the Public Employer within two (2) calendar weeks after a
remittance is received, of its belief, with reasons stated therefore, that the remittance is
incorrect.
Section 2.3
The Union will indemnify, defend and hold the Public Employer harmless against any
claim of any check off of Union dues.
Section 2.4
In accordance with the appropriate section of Chapter 447, Florida Statutes, an employee
may revoke his dues deduction upon thirty (30) days notice in writing to the Public
Employer and the Employee Organization.
Section 2.5
No deduction shall be made from the pay of any employee for any payroll period in
which the employee’s net earnings for payroll period, after other deductions, are less than
the amount of dues to be checked off. The Union will arrange collection of dues for that
month directly from the employee. If an employee who is absent on account of sickness,
leave of absence, or for any other reasons has no earnings due him for that month, no
deductions will be made from the employee for that month. The Union will arrange
collection of dues for that month directly from that employee.
III.
MANAGEMENT SECURITY
Section 3.1
The Union and its members agree that during the life of this agreement, they shall have
no right to engage in any work stoppage, slow-down or strike, or similar activities, the
consideration for such provision being the right to resolution of disputed questions.
Management shall have the right to discharge or otherwise discipline any or all
employees who violate the provisions of this paragraph. The only question that may be
raised in any proceeding, grievance, judicial or otherwise, contesting such action is
whether the provision preventing work stoppage, slow-down, strike or similar activities
was violated by the employee to be discharged.
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Section 3.2
A. The Union, its representatives, agents, members or any persons acting on their
behalf agree that this following “other unlawful acts” as defined in Chapter 447, Florida
Statutes, ate prohibited:
1. Soliciting public employees during working hours of any employee who
is involved in the solicitation.
2. Distributing literature during working hours in areas where the actual
work of public employees is performed such as offices, warehouses, schools,
police stations, fire stations and any similar public installations. This section
shall not be construed to prohibit the distribution of literature during the
employee’s lunch hour or in such areas not specifically devoted to the
performance of the employee’s official duties.
3. Instigating or advocating support, in any positive manner, for any
employee’s organization’s activities from high school or grade school
students during classroom time.
B. No employee organization shall directly or indirectly pay any fines or penalties
assessed against individual pursuant to the provisions of this part.
C. The Circuit Courts of the state shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of
this section by injunction and contempt proceedings, if necessary. A public
employee who may be discharged or otherwise disciplined by his public
employer, notwithstanding the provisions of any collective bargaining
agreement.
Section 3.3
The Public Employer and the Union agree that the basic intent of this agreement is to
provide a fair days work in return for a fair days pay and to provide conditions of
employment suitable to maintain a competent work force. The Public Employer and the
Union agree that all provisions of this agreement shall be applied to all employees
covered by it and that the Public Employer and the Union affirm their joint opposition to
any discriminatory practices in connection with employment, promotion or training,
remembering that the public interest requires the full utilization of employee’s skill and
ability without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
IV.
MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
Section 4.1
It is the right of the Public Employer to determine unilaterally the purpose of each of its
constituent agencies, set standards of services to be offered to the public, and exercise
control, and discretion over its organization and operations. It is also the right of the
Public Employer to direct its employees, take employees from duty because of lack of
work or for other legitimate reasons, provided however, that the exercise of such rights
shall not preclude employees of their representatives from raising grievances, should
decisions on the above matter have the practical consequences of violating the terms and
conditions of this collective bargaining agreement.
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V.
UNION STEWARDS AND UNION REPRESENTATION
Section 5.1
The Public Employer recognizes and shall deal with the appropriate Union Steward and
the Union Business Agent, as listed in Section 1.2 of this agreement in those matters
relating to grievance and interpretation of the agreement.
Section 5.2
The employees covered by this agreement will be represented by a Steward who shall be
selected from among the non-supervisory employees of the Road Department of Baker
County.
Section 5.3
When possible, officers of the Union as designated by Section 1.2 of this agreement or
the recognized Steward of the Union, may, with proper authorization, be admitted to the
property of the Public Employer. An officer or Steward as designated above shall be able
to talk with the employees before or after regular working hours or during lunch hours on
Public Employer property in areas so designated by the Public Employer.
VI.
UNION ACTIVITY
Section 6.1
A. The following sections outline the duties and responsibilities of the Steward in
performing his function as a recognized union representative. In those cases which
cannot be resolved otherwise, the union Steward may be allowed reasonable time off,
without loss of pay, to investigate and settle grievances at Step 2 above, if such
investigation is required for the prompt and effective settlement of the grievance in
question. Productivity loss must be minimized. It is acknowledged that the Steward
must advise his supervisor of the requirement and secure permission before conducting
such investigation. In the investigation of grievances, the Steward shall not be allowed to
unduly hamper the work operations of the Public Employer be conferring with other
employees. The Steward shall not conduct any grievance work during the first two hours
after lunch period of each shift or on premium time.
B. Supervisory permission may be given verbally to the union Steward provided that
said verbal authorization ensures adequate controls of the Steward’s time, otherwise
written permission shall be required. If it becomes necessary for the Steward to receive
written permission, the Road Superintendent will provide a form which will be used for
this purpose.
Section 6.2
The Union Steward shall be an employee in the Bargaining unit who has satisfactorily
completed his probationary period.
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Section 6.3
Union representatives are subject to all applicable rules of the Public Employer regarding
the conduct of public employees.
Section 6.4
It is agreed that the Steward has productive work to perform as assigned by the Public
Employer. The parties agree that each will cooperate with the other in reducing to a
minimum the actual time spent by the Union Steward in presenting and adjusting
grievances or disputes, solicitation of any and all kinds by the Union, including the
solicitations of grievances, membership and the collection of Union monies shall not be
engaged in during working hours on public property. No Union meetings shall be held
on County time.
Section 6.5
While on an unpaid leave of absence, no employee shall function as Union Steward.
Section 6.6
Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent any public employee from
presenting, at any time, his own grievance, in person or by legal counsel, to his public
employer, and having such grievances without the intervention of the bargaining agent, if
the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement
when in effect and if the bargaining agent has been given reasonable opportunity to be
present at any meeting called for the resolution of such grievance.
VII.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Section 7.1
Step 1. The grieved employee, accompanied by his respective Steward, shall
Present orally his grievance to his immediate supervisor. If an unsatisfactory
answer is given to the aggrieved employee after exhausting all means
applicable to settle orally at this meeting, the grievance will immediately be
reduced to writing and presented to the supervisor. At this time, the supervisor
must answer in writing and return the written answer within three (3) working
days from the time the written grievance was submitted.
Step 2.
If the grievance cannot be satisfactorily settled at Step 1, then within five
(5) working days the Steward shall present it to the designee of the Board of
County Commissioners. The designee shall within ten (10) working days
obtain the facts concerning the grievance, conduct a meeting between himself,
his representative, if needed, and the aggrieved employee accompanied by the
Steward. The aggrieved employee may also have present at this meeting the
Representative of the UBC. The designee shall answer in writing to the Local
his reply or decision not later than ten (10) working days following the
meeting.
Step 3. If the decision in Step 2 is not considered to have settled the grievance, it
shall be forwarded to Step 3 within five (5) working days to arbitration.
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At this time, the Employer and the Union shall apply to the Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Service requesting a panel of five (5)
arbitrators. Upon request of the panel from the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service, a meeting between the Employer and the Union
shall be set within twenty (20) days. At this meeting, the striking of
names from the panel of five (5), being accomplished by the use of a coin
toss to determine which party is to take the first strike, and then
alternately the names will be struck until one name remains. This name
will be the chosen arbitrator. The arbitrator so selected shall render his
decision in writing within thirty (30) days, which shall be final and
binding upon both parties to this agreement. The arbitrator’s decision
shall not add to, subtract from, modify or alter the terms of this
agreement. The costs of arbitration shall be borne equally by both parties
to the arbitration.
Section 7.2
RULES FOR GRIEVANCE PROCESSING
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
A grievance must be brought forward as soon as it might reasonably
have become known to exist. In the event a grievance arises, the
employee must submit a grievance to his immediate supervisor within five
(5) days after he has had knowledge of the grievance.
Time limit at any stage of the grievance procedure may be extended
By written mutual agreement of the parties involved at that step.
When a written grievance is submitted, the Public Employer’s
representative shall acknowledge receipt of it and the date thereof in
writing.
A grievance not advanced to the higher step within the time limit provided
shall be deemed permanently withdrawn and as having been settled on the
basis of the decision most recently given. Failure on the part of the Public
Employer to answer within the time limit set forth in any step will entitle
the employee to proceed to the next step.
In computing time limits under this article, Saturdays, Sundays and
Holidays shall not be counted.
When a grievance is reduced in writing, there shall be set forth on the
grievance letter, all of the following:
1.
A statement of the grievance and facts upon which it is based.
2.
The section or sections of this agreement claimed to have been
violated, and
3.
The remedy or correction requested.
In settlement of any grievance resulting in retroactive adjustment, such
adjustment shall be limited to five (5) calendar days prior the date of
filling the grievance.
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VIII. SPECIAL MEETINGS
Section 8.1
The Public Employer and the Union agree to meet and confer on matters of interest upon
the written request of either party. The written request shall state the nature of the
matters to be discussed and the reason(s) for requesting the meeting. Discussions shall be
limited to matters set forth in the request or other subjects mutually agreed to but it is
understood that these special meetings shall not be used to renegotiate this agreement.
Such special meetings shall be held within ten (10) calendar days of the receipt of the
written request and at a time and place mutually agreeable to the parties. The Union shall
have the right at the special meetings to recommend to the Public Employer corrections
to any inequities known to the Union.
IX.
DISCHARGE AND DISCIPLINE
Section 9.1
No employee shall be removed, discharged, reduced in rank, or suspended or otherwise
disciplined except for just cause, and in no event until he shall have been furnished with a
written statement of the charges and reasons for such actions.
Section 9.2
Any official written reprimand shall be furnished to the employee outlining the reason for
the reprimand. The employee will be requested to sign this statement. If he refuses to do
so, this refusal shall be noted and placed in his personnel file. The employee may have
the opportunity to submit a written statement responding to the reprimand. The
employee’s responding statement will also be entered in his personnel file.
Section 9.3
The County will have sole discretion in the selection of personnel to be hired and may
discipline or discharge for just cause. However, the employee, or the Union on behalf of
the employee, may initiate a grievance on any matter involving discipline or discharge of
an employee, except probationary employees. Grievances involving discipline must be
filed within two (2) working days following the date of the action. It if is determined that
any discipline or discharge action against any employee was unjust, the employee will in
such event be made whole for any loss suffered as a result of such action and be returned
to his regular job without loss of seniority or other benefits to which he might otherwise
have been entitled.
Section 9.4
Before discharging an employee who is found to be unable to satisfactorily perform the
duties of his job, or whose conduct is otherwise objectionable, the County agrees to issue
said employee a verbal warning and two (2) written warnings, to be administered under
the following procedure:
A.
First, a verbal warning will be given the employee concerned with the
Union Shop Steward being present.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
If the above action does not correct the infraction, then the County will
issue the employee concerned a written warning in the presence of the
Union Shop Steward and will explain the reasons for the warning being
given and the action that will be taken if the infraction is not corrected
subject to the grievance procedure.
If neither of the above correct the infraction, the County will issued a
second written warning in the presence of the Union Shop Steward and if
the infraction is serious enough to warrant, the County may, if it desires, to
impose a lay-off for a period not to exceed five (5) days, subject to the
grievance procedure.
After an employee has returned to work from the above lay-off, he will be
afforded a fifteen (15) day trial period in which to demonstrate that a he
has corrected the infraction. If the employee does not correct the
infraction, he will then be subject to immediate discharge, subject to the
grievance procedure.
All written warnings shall remain in effect for a period of sixty (60) days.
If an employee does not receive any more warning slips, the warning slips
he does have will no longer be in effect.
No warning notice need be given to an employee before he is discharged if
the cause of such discharge is dishonesty, drinking of or under the
influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs while on duty, failure to report
an accident, assault, sabotage, or refusal to obey would impair his health
or result in personal injury to himself or other employees. In any of the
above cases, the Union Shop Steward is to be furnished a copy of the
termination report stating the reasons for discharge. A Shop Steward shall
be present at the time of discharge. However, the employee affected may
resort to the grievance procedure.
Section 9.5
If an employee feels that any warning is unjust, he may grieve the matter through the
grievance procedure and if, after investigation, the warning is determined to be unjust, it
shall be voided and removed from the employee’s records. An employee shall have two
(2) working days to institute a grievance if he feels a warning is unjust.
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X.
PERSONAL LEAVE
Section 10.1
Each employee shall accrue personal leave with pay in accordance with the following
schedule on a Bi-weekly basis:
YEARS OF SERVICE
ACCRUAL RATE
Up to 5 years (≤ 60 months)
5 to 10 years (61 months - 120 months)
10 years to 15 years (121 months - 180 months)
Over 15 years (≥ 181 months)
20 days/year-6.5hrs/bi-weekly
28 days/year-9.hrs/bi-weekly
30 days.year-9.5 hrs/bi-wkly
34 days/year-10.5hrs/bi-weekly
It is understood by the parties in this agreement that those employees with seniority at the
time of signing this agreement will retain their present accrual status until such time as
their seniority equals that of the above status. Personal leave shall not be granted to new
employees until they have completed six (6) months of continuous, uninterrupted service
with the County.
Section 10.2
All employees of the bargaining unit, when eligible and authorized, may use their
personal leave for any reason they deem necessary. All employees of the bargaining unit,
when eligible and authorized, may voluntarily donate their personal leave to any county
employee, in or out of the bargaining unit, for any reason they deem necessary.
Section 10.3
Accrued personal leave may be taken at any time when authorized by the employee’s
department head. Requests for personal leave must be submitted in writing at least two
(2) weeks in advance for consecutive days of leave amounting to five (5) or greater.
Requests for the taking for more than one but less than five consecutive work days must
be submitted at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance, except leave taken under
emergency conditions. Requests for taking of leave for one (1) work day must be
submitted at least twelve (12) hours in advance, except leave taken under emergency
conditions. In the event personal leave must be utilized for illness, written requests of
documents will be submitted to the department head as soon as is practical. Scheduling
of personal leave will be accomplished on a seniority basis within the job classification
for requests for five (5) days or more.
Section 10.4
Upon written request and with at least two (2) weeks notice when required, and employee
taking a least ten (10) days of authorized personal leave may have advanced to him/her
on the last regular pay day prior to the beginning of the personal leave, one half (1/2) of
his/her Bi-weekly normal net pay.
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Section 10.5
Personal leave shall accrue to a maximum of ninety (90) days. Any accrual in excess of
that amount in any year subsequent to the maximum accrual shall allow the Public
Employer to compensate the employee for all days in excess of the maximum on a day
for day basis at the employee’s current rate of pay. Payments for excess days shall be
made at the expiration of the first pay period occurring in the month of December of each
year unless the employee elects to receive days off in lieu of payment for such excess
days.
Section 10.6
Personal leave can be taken in minimum amounts of two (2) hour increments. Personal
leave will be charged against on employee’s regular work day and shall not be charged
for absence on prearranged overtime work, unscheduled call-in overtime workdays, or
holidays unless the holiday is a work day as a result of the work schedule process.
Section 10.7
Should a holiday occur during an employee’s scheduled personal leave period, an
additional work day shall be allowed and such work day shall be taken off in accordance
with the procedures as set forth for holidays.
Section 10.8
At the time of death of a member of the employee’s immediate family
(as defined in the personnel manual; spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings,
parents of spouse, grandchildren, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, or other relatives living
in and a part of an employee’s household), an employee may be granted up to three (3)
days off duty not chargeable to personal leave.
Section 10.9
Each employee must notify their immediate supervisor as early as possible and no later
than thirty (30) minutes before starting time the first day the employee is unable to report
for work because of illness. The employee will furnish adequate explanation of their
illness when notifying the supervisor and the approximate amount of time the employee
will be absent. Absences under the personal leave conditions for illness are subject to
investigation by the appropriate supervisor. An employee will be counseled whenever a
pattern clearly develops where an employee is abusing leave taken as personal leave for
illness. (Example: when leave for sickness is combined with regular days off more than
three (3) times annually.) The Public Employer has the right to require any employee to
undergo a medical or psychological examination by an assigned doctor at any time to
ascertain whether or not the employee is physically and mentally capable of performing
any and all duties required of the employee’s classification. This examination will be
conducted on Public Employer time and at the Public Employer’s expense. On date of
examination, employee will not be required to report to their regular duty assignment.
Section 10.10
Upon termination, which includes resignation and discharge not for cause, each employee
so terminating shall be paid for all accrued personal leave on a day for day basis.
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Section 10.11
Upon retirement of an employee, said employee’s personal leave account shall be used or
paid for on a day for day basis, up to a maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days in
each account, in accordance with the following provisions:
(1)
Such leave may be taken either immediately prior to desired eligible
retirement date, which leave may then be used for the fulfillment of
time service requirements; or
(2)` Such leave may be taken following fulfillment of time service
requirements;
(3)
Employee on such leave may be maintained on the regular payroll, thereby
continuing to avail the employee of payroll deductions, pension
contributions and insurance deductions;
(4)
Upon request to be placed on such leave, such request shall be considered
irrevocable;
(5)
While on such leave, an employee shall be eligible for legal holidays, and
any general salary increases, but shall not accrue personal leave.
Section 10.12
At the time of death of an employee, payment for all accrued personal leave to the
maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days shall be paid to the employee’s designated
beneficiary and thereafter in accordance with established law on a day for day basis.
Section 10.13
Each employee may exercise the option of accruing personal leave to a maximum of one
hundred twenty (120) days.
XI.
HOLIDAY LEAVE
Section 11.1
Employees of the Board of County Commissioners shall observe the following days as
legal Holidays:
January 1 – New Years Day
Third Monday in January – Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 22 – Washington’s Birthday
Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
July 4th – Independence Day
First Monday in September – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Day after Christmas
Personal Leave Day (Employee’s Birthday)
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The holidays listed above shall be observed in all County agencies by the closing of all
offices whose function can be discontinued without adversely affecting the office’s
service to the public.
Section 11.2
Whenever any of the holidays occur on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed
as the official holiday. Whenever any holiday shall occur on Saturday, the preceding
Thursday shall be observed as the official holiday.
Section 11.3
Whenever an observed holiday shall occur on an employee’s scheduled day off, the
Public Employer may elect to schedule the employee to take a day off at another date
mutually agreed to or compensate him/her at the straight time rate in order to equalize the
observed legal holidays in Section 11.1
Section 11.4
Any employee of the bargaining unit who shall be required to perform work or to render
services on one of the holidays listed in Section 11.1 shall be compensated at one and
one-half (1 ½) times the employee’s regular straight time hourly rate for any hours
worked in addition to his holiday pay. Paid holidays shall count as time worked for the
purpose of computing overtime.
Section 11.5
Employees on approved leave during which one or more holidays occur shall not have
that day or days charged against that approved leave period.
Section 11.6
Employees shall forfeit their right to payment for any holiday if the employee has a
unexcused absence on the last regular work day preceding such holiday or on the next
regular work day following such holiday.
XII.
HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME
Section 12.1
The purpose of this section is to define hours of work but nothing in this section shall be
construed as a guarantee or limitation of the number of hours to be worked per day, days
per week, or for any other period of time, except as may be specifically provided herein.
For the purpose of computing the pay of employees, the following standard hours shall
govern the work week, the work day and the normal shift hours for those employees not
otherwise specified herein.
Work Week
168 hours from
starting time
Work Day
24 hours from
starting time
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Normal Shift Hours
10 hours exclusive
of lunch
Section 12.1.1
The employee’s standard work week shall consist of four (4) consecutive, ten (10) hour
days, Monday thru Thursday, except for departments requiring six (6) or seven (7) day
continuous operation. The normal starting time for the work day will be 7:00a.m.;
however, in the sole discretion of the Road Superintendent, when lack of daylight or
weather conditions presents unsafe conditions, the starting time may be set at no later
than 8:00a.m., provided at least 48 hours notice is given.
Section 12.2
No employee may authorize overtime for himself but shall be entitled to receive overtime
as appropriately authorized by the supervisor.
Section 12.3
Employees on jobs which are not operating on a three-shift basis shall be allowed a thirty
(30) minute non-paid lunch period scheduled approximately midway between the starting
and conclusion of their regular shift. No employee will be required to work a split shift.
Section 12.4
All work performed on Sunday will be compensated for at two (2) times the employee’s
regular basic straight time hourly rate. It is agreed that two (2) overtime or premium
rates will not be paid for the same hours of work.
Section 12.5
The County agrees that it will, so far as practicable, make an equal distribution of
overtime among employees doling the same or similar types of work.
XIII. WAGES
Section 13.1
Road Department and Solid Waste employees will receive a 3% pay increase for
FY14/15. This is the standard for all county employees under the control of the Board of
County Commissioners.
Should the Board of County Commissioners decide to make salary adjustments or give
bonuses anytime during the subsequent fiscal years, Road Department and Solid Waste
employees will be entitled to the same adjustments or bonuses made for other County
Employees.
Section 13.2
The step/plan which had previously been in effect shall no longer be applicable, however,
both parties agree to strive to attain equitable replacement for future use. The following
changes will become effective October 1, 2008:
1.
The entry level for Utility Worker shall be no less than $8.50 per
hour.
2.
The Truck Driver classification shall be upgraded to Pay Grade 6.
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Section 13.3
Any employee assigned by the Road Superintendent to perform the duties of a
classification higher than his permanent classification shall be paid at the minimum of the
higher wage classification which exceed his present rate of pay for only those hours
worked performing duties in the higher classification, provided that the assignment is not
for the purpose of on-the-job training as defined in Section 15.4. An employee
temporarily transferred to a position in the same wage classification or a position in a
lower wage range, shall be paid at the same level in the wage range as he previously
received. It is understood that a temporary transfer shall not exceed six (6) months. It is
further understood that when a temporary assignment is completed and the employee is
returned to his former position, such employee shall receive the rate of pay applicable to
that position.
XIV. INJURY-IN-LINE-OF DUTY
Section 14.1.
Employees covered by this agreement shall be entitled to injury-in-line-of duty leave at
their regular pay (reduced by the amount of workmen’s compensation received in the
form of disability because of a personal injury) when absent from duties because of a
personal injury received in the discharge of duty and while under the care of his doctor.
The following requirements shall be observed:
Duration of Leave and Compensation.
Leave of any such employee shall be
authorized for a total of not to exceed twenty (20) work days during any fiscal year for
such injury provided. However, the appointing authority in its sole discretion, may grant,
under such circumstances as would warrant, additional injury-in-line-of duty sick leave
for such term and under conditions as the appointing authority in its sole discretion shall
deem proper.
Claims.
Any such employee who has any claim for compensation under this
Section shall file a claim in the manner prescribed in Chapter 440, Florida Statutes, by
the end of each month during which such absence has occurred. The appointing authority
may approve such claims when it is entitled to payment in accordance with the provisions
of this section.
XV.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Section 15.1
In the event of an employee’s death, payment shall be made for any and all accrued
overtime, vacation leave, and other terminal leave benefits to which such employee
would have been entitled to received, under the applicable provisions of law, and only in
the following sequence:
To the wife or husband.
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To any child or children over the age of eighteen (18).
To the designated guardian if the child or children are under the age of eighteen
(18).
To father or mother.
Thereafter, to the designated administrator of the deceased employee’s estate.
Section 15.2
Where an employee is required to use his personal automobile in the performance of his
duties, he will be reimbursed for operating expenses at the rate per mile traveled as
prescribed by Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, exclusive of mileage traveled to and from his
work location. When an employee must travel from his home to his work location and
such location distance is greater than that traveled from his home to the county yard, then
the difference in mileage shall be paid at the above rate.
Section 15.3
During a general election, an employee whose hours of work do not allow sufficient time
for voting shall be allowed necessary time off with pay for this purpose. Where the polls
are open two (2) hours before and two (2) hours after the regular scheduled work period,
it shall be considered sufficient time for voting.
Section 15.4
The Road Superintendent shall develop an On-The-Job Training schedule. When, in his
sole discretion, manpower permits the training of employees in a lower classification to
perform the duties of a higher classification, such training shall be accomplished by the
scheduling of employees to perform the duties of the higher classification. Employee’s
participation in the training program shall be voluntary and conducted during official
working hours. Credits will be earned and awarded for each four hours of training
completed. Only permanent, full-time employees shall be eligible. The compensation of
a trainee shall not be increased until in the sole opinion of the Road Superintendent the
employee has become qualified to assume the duties and responsibilities of the higher
classification in full, however in no case shall this exceed 160 hours (40 credits). Every
effort will be made by the employer to promote from within the organization.
Section 15.5
Should an employee who has successfully completed the On-The-Job
Training program be awarded a permanent position in that higher classification shall be
reduced by the amount if hours credited in said program.
Section 15.6
Any employee required to work on an open machine during inclement weather shall be
provided with approved rain gear.
Section 15.7
The Public Employer shall pay the entire cost of appropriate uniforms for the employees.
It is understood that it will be mandatory that all employees of the Baker County Road
and Solid Waste Departments wear appropriate uniforms.
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XVI. SENIORITY
(Bargaining Unit Wide)
Section 16.1
Seniority, for the purpose of this Agreement, shall mean the length of an employee’s last
continuous service with the County and shall be on a bargaining unit wide basis.
Section 16.2
Promotions will be made on a bargaining unit seniority basis.
The following procedure will be followed in making promotions and filling vacancies:
(1)
When a vacancy occurs on a shift job, the remaining employees in the job
classification may exercise their seniority for shift preference prior to
filling the vacancy by seniority.
(2)
The remaining vacancy and single shift vacancies shall be posted along
with the necessary qualifications for five (5) working days and shall be
filled by the senior employee signing the posting. If no one signs the
posting during the five (5) working day period, the County will fill the
opening from available employees or new hires. Vacancies shall be
posted on the day following the date opening occurs with the exception of
temporary vacancies and common labor jobs which need not be posted.
No employee will be awarded more than three (3) successful bids in a
year. Temporary vacancies for more than five (5) days will be filled by
the senior employee in accordance with Section 16.2 of this Article.
(3)
All promotions will be considered temporary for a period of thirty (30))
days. At any time during the thirty (30) calendar day period, the employee
may return to his former position if he so desires or may be returned by
management if, in the opinion of management, he does not have the ability
to perform the work on a normal basis. In either case, the employee will
retain his seniority. If at the end of thirty (30) calendar day period the
employee is still on the job, the promotion will be considered permanent.
Section 16.3
In case of lay-offs or reduction in force, employees with the least seniority shall be laid
off first.
Section 16.4
No employee whose name has been placed on the seniority list will be laid off for lack of
work until all probationary employees have been laid off.
Section 16.5
Recall from lay-off shall be made in the reverse order of lay-offs. The County will notify
an employee laid off of any vacancy available to fill. Notice will be made to the laid-off
employee by registered or certified letter (return receipt requested), sent to his last known
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address. The notified employee will be given five (5) working days after receipt of such
to notify his foreman or the personnel office that he desires to return to work unless the
time is extended. The failure of such an employee to comply with the above conditions
shall be considered a voluntary termination of employment.
Section 16.6
Upon execution of this Agreement, the County will compile and post on the bulletin
board a seniority list of the employees, based on their length of continuous service and
will furnish a copy to the Union President. This list shall remain posted for a period of
thirty (30) days, during which time any employee may protest the accuracy of his
seniority date, employing the grievance procedure after filing the protest in writing.
Otherwise, the seniority list as posted shall be binding on all parties. The list will be
revised every six (6) months, with a copy to the Union President.
Section 16.7
Seniority shall not prevail with respect to transfer of a temporary nature, it being
understood and agreed that employees on temporary transfer shall retain the right to bid
on permanent vacancies in higher-paying job classifications that are posted while they are
on temporary transfer.
Section 16.8
An employee who suffers an injury or illness shall lose no seniority while disabled
providing he presents upon his return a doctor’s certification stating cause and date of
commencement of disability and date of termination of treatment. Should the employee
retain any physical impairment or disability after termination of the doctor’s treatment,
the County relying on the advice of the attending doctor will be guided as to whether the
employee’s disability is such that he is disqualified for further employment on his former
job. In such event, the employee may exercise his seniority on any job he can perform
satisfactorily if, in the judgment of the attending doctor, such employment would not
aggravate his retained physical impairment or disability.
Section 16.9
Seniority is lost under the following circumstances:
(1)
Quit, discharge or termination.
(2)
If a lay-off extends more than twelve (12) months.
(3)
If lay-off employees fail to report for work within time provided in
Section 16.5 of the Article, when recalled.
(4)
He is absent three (3) consecutive work days without notification and
authorization.
(5)
Fails to report to work on his first scheduled work day after vacation
without proper notification and authorization.
Section 16.10
Employees promoted to jobs outside of the bargaining unit shall retain the seniority they
have acquired at the time they are moved out of the bargaining unit for purposes of
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returning into the bargaining unit. However, such employees will not accumulate any
seniority during the time they are employed outside of the bargaining unit.
XVII. SAFETY AND HEALTH
Section 17.1
The employer agrees that it will conform to and comply with laws as to safety, health,
sanitation and working conditions properly required by Federal, State and Local law.
The employer and the Union will cooperate in the continuing objective of eliminating
safety and health hazards due to unsafe working conditions and inadequate restroom
facilities where they are shown to exit.
Section 17.2
Protective devices, wearing apparel, and other equipment necessary to protect employees
from injury shall be provided by the employer in accordance with established safety
practices. Such practices may be improved from time to time by the employer and the
Union my submit safety recommendations from time to time. Such protective devices,
apparel and equipment, when provided must be use and the Union agrees that willful
neglect and failure by an employee to obey safety regulations and to use safety devices
shall be just cause for disciplinary action.
Section 17.3
An advisory Safety and Health Committee composed of one representative from the
Union and one Public Employer representative is hereby established. The Public
Employer representative shall serve as Chairperson.
This committee will:
(1)
Conduct safety surveys.
(2)
Make recommendations for improving safety programs.
(3)
Perform duties as determined by the Committee Chairperson.
(4)
Meet at least quarterly or at the pleasure of the Committee Chairperson.
XVIII. BULLETIN BOARDS
Section 18.1
The Union shall be provided partial use of a suitable bulletin board at the Baker County
Road Department Headquarters Building.
Section 18.2
The Union agrees that it shall use space on bulletin boards provided for in Section 18.1
above, only for the following purposes:
(1)
Notices of Union Meetings.
(2)
Union Elections.
(3)
Reports of Union Committees.
(4)
Rulings and Policies of the Union.
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(5)
Recreational and Social Affairs of the Union.
Section 18.3
Copies of all material, notices or announcements posted shall be submitted to the
Employer.
Section 18.4
No material, notices or announcements shall be posted by the Union which contain
anything political or controversial or anything adversely reflecting upon the County of
Baker or its employees. Any proven violation of this Section by the Union shall entitle
the Public Employer to cancel immediately the provisions of the Section and to remove
that bulletin board or the partial use thereof.
XIX. COURT TIME
Section 19.1
An employee who is summoned to jury duty or subpoenaed or summoned to appear in
court as a witness, will be granted leave with pay during such absence. To be eligible to
receive such pay, the employee must deposit with the Finance Director any payment
received while acting as a juror or witness. The County does not reimburse the employee
for meals, lodging and travel expenses the employee incurred while serving as a witness
or juror.
The employee summoned as a juror shall notify his supervisor immediately by
memorandum (in duplicate) attaching a copy of his summons. An employee who reports
for jury duty and is dismissed, shall report to work for the remainder of the working day.
If an employee is released from jury duty prior to four (4) hours from his normal starting
time for that work day, he shall be required to report to his work site within one hour
after his release.
An employee subpoenaed in the line of duty to represent a County department as a
witness or defendant is not considered to be on administrative leave. Rather, his/her
appearance in such case is considered part of the employee's job assignment. The
employee will be paid per diem and travel expenses incurred. To be eligible to receive
such pay, the employee must deposit any fees received from the court to the Finance
Director.
Administrative leave with pay will not be granted for court attendance when an employee
is engaged in personal litigation. However, an employee may be granted annual leave in
such cases after obtaining the prior approval of his/her department head.
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XX.
MILITARY LEAVE
Section 20.1
Any permanent employee who enters into active service in the Armed Forces of the
United States, as defined below, will be given a leave of absence for such period. Upon
the termination of such service, the employee shall be offered re-employment in his
previous position or a position of like status and pay, unless the circumstances have
changed as to make it impracticable to do so, in which event he will be offered such
employment as may be available, provided he possesses the necessary qualifications and
experience, at the current rate of pay for such work, provided he meets the following
requirements:
(1)
Has not been dishonorably discharged.
(2)
Is physically able to do the work, and
(3)
Reports for work within one Hundred (100) days of the date of such
discharge, or one hundred (100) days after hospitalization continuing after
discharge for not more than one year.
No permanent employee entitled to a military leave who secures such leave under proper
conditions shall lose his rank, grade, rating or seniority held by such employee at the time
the employee is granted the leave as herein provided. Upon reinstatement said employee
shall be given full credit for said period of military service to the same extent as if said
employee had continuously served as a County employee during said period of military
service. (Chapter 21315, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941). As used in this Section
“Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States” is defined as and limited to:
Volunteering or being called into the service as a member of the Army, Air Force, Navy,
Marine Corps or Coast Guard. The above shall be in accordance with the applicable
Federal and State statutes and any amendments made thereto pertaining to the reemployment rights of returning servicemen.
Section 20.2
Employees who are members of the National Guard, or organized military reserves of the
United States, and who are ordered to attend annual training periods shall be allowed not
more that seventeen (17) calendar days with pay to attend such training periods. Such
training leave shall not be deducted from annual vacation leave or in any other way result
in loss of privileges or compensation to said employee. Employees requesting this annual
military training leave are responsible to notify their supervisors as soon as possible on
the dates for such training periods and to provide an official set of orders.
Section 20.3
Employees who are members of the reserve components mentioned above and who are
required to attend regularly scheduled training assemblies throughout the year, may upon
due notice and request, apply for vacation leave time to attend these military training
assemblies when they are scheduled to be on duty, provided it will not seriously interfere
with the operation of the system// Employees who request time off for this purpose are
responsible to advise their supervisors at the time earliest possible time of the dates when
they are scheduled for these training assemblies which conflict with their normal work
schedule.
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XXI. INSURANCE
Section 21.1
The Public Employer will pay the cost for insurance coverage on behalf of all bargaining
unit employees at the same rate and coverage levels as is provided to other County
employees, and that one (1) Union member will be allowed involvement in negotiations
and bids for this coverage.
XXII. CLASSIFICATION AND WAGE RATES
Section 22.1
A copy of the County’s basic hourly rate schedule for each classification for the period,
October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, is attached as Appendix “A”. The basic
hourly rate is the entry level for each classification. It if is determined by the Board that
a new employee has exceptional qualifications for the position, the starting salary may be
higher than the basic rate. If an employee receives a promotion to a position in a higher
pay grade, he shall receive the basic rate for that pay grade or a rate which will provide a
ten percent (10%) increase.
Section 22.2
If the lawful minimum wage is increased and made effective during the term of this
Agreement to a rate greater than the minimum rate in the wage rate schedule of this
Labor Agreement, the rates of pay of all the classifications will be increased to maintain
the established differential between the classifications.
Section 22.3
The following classification is intended to cover employees who due to their position
must work with Correctional Inmates:
(1)
Wage rate will be that of a Leaderman.
(2)
Employer agrees not to hold employee responsible for any adverse actions
of inmates normally considered to be illegal or immoral.
(3)
Employer agrees that this classification be offered by bid.
(4)
Employee accepting bid shall perform all other leaderman functions as
required by employer when not working correctional inmates.
Section 22.4
The Public Employer will reimburse employees the difference in cost for their
commercial drivers license (CDL) versus a Class E drivers license.
For Example:
Cost of CDL:
$75
Cost of Class E:
$48
Employee Reimbursement: $27
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XXIII. FUNERAL LEAVE
Section 23.1
All active employees who have completed their probationary period and who lose actual
work time form a scheduled shift because of a death in their immediate family shall be
granted a funeral leave of three (3) days, which shall include the day before the funeral,
the day of the funeral and the day after the funeral.
Section 23.2
Said employees shall receive funeral pay for time lost from work due to a funeral leave.
Pay for hours not worked under this Article shall be for ten (10)
hours employee’s straight time hourly rate for the classification in which the employee
last worked.
Section 23.3
Members of an employee’s immediate family are defined as his/her
spouse, sons, daughters, mother, father, grandparents, siblings, parents of spouse,
grandchildren, brother- or sister-in-law, or other relatives living in and a part of an
employee’s household (as defined in the personnel manual).
XXIV. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
Section 24.1
A leave of absence may be granted without pay for personal reasons for a period not to
exceed thirty (30) days, upon application of the employee to, and approval by, the County
Commissioners, with privilege of renewal.
Section 24.2
Leave of absence, not to exceed two (2) weeks without pay will be granted to Union
Officials or Delegates to attend to Union Business or attend Conventions, when request
for such leaves are made by the Union.
Section 24.3
Seniority shall continue to accrue to employees on leaves of absence due to sickness or
injury for a period not to exceed one (1) year, subject to renewal. Seniority shall also
accrue to employees granted leaves of absence under the provisions of Section 24.2.
Section 24.4
All applications for leaves of absence will be in writing.
Section 24.5
Female and male employees will be granted maternity leave of absence in accordance
with applicable State and Federal Laws.
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XXV. SEVERABILITY
Section 25.1
If any provision of this Agreement shall be found to be invalid by any courts having
jurisdiction in respect thereof, such findings shall not affect the remainder of the
Agreement, and all other term and provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
Upon any such judicial determination, the Employer and Union will promptly negotiate
and endeavor to reach an agreement upon a substitute for the provision or provisions
found to be invalid.
XXVI. SAVINGS CLAUSE
Section 26.1
The Public Employer retains all rights, powers, functions and authority it had prior to the
signing of this contract except as such rights are specifically relinquished or abridged in
this contract.
Section 26.2
All matters pertaining to terms of employment and working conditions guaranteed by law
to employees within the bargaining unit shall apply to the extent that they are not in
conflict with the provisions of this Agreement.
XXVII.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT
Section 27.1
The parties acknowledge that during negotiations which resulted in this Agreement, each
had the unlimited right and opportunity to make demands and proposals with respect to
any subject or matter not removed by law from the area of collecting bargaining, and that
the understandings and agreements arrived at by the parties after the exercise of that right
and opportunity are set forth in this Agreement. Therefore, the Public Employer and the
Union for the duration of this Agreement, as provided in Chapter 447, Florida Statutes,
each voluntarily and unqualifiedly waives the right, and each agrees that the other shall
not be obligated to bargain collectively with respect to any subject or matter now
specifically referred to, or covered in this Agreement even though such subjects or
matters may not have been within the knowledge or contemplation or either or both of the
parties at the time they negotiated or signed this Agreement. This Article shall not be
construed to in any way restrict the parties from commencing negotiations under the
applicable law on any succeeding Agreement to take effect upon termination of this
Agreement.
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Section 27.2
The Agreement shall be effective October 1, 2014 and shall remain in force to and
including September 30, 2017 with the exception that Section XIII (Wages) shall be
subject to negotiations on an annual basis. Each party may also negotiate one additional
section annually.
Section 27.3
In the event that either party desires to terminate or change this Agreement, written notice
must be given to the other party within at least ninety (90) days prior to the effective date
of termination or change.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we the Negotiating Team for the Parties hereto set our
hands this 18th day of November, 2014.
FOR THE UNION
FOR THE COUNTY
_________________________________
Mark Norman, Local 2502
_____________________________
CJ Thompson, County Manager
_________________________________
Jamie Raulerson, Local 2502
_________________________________
Jason H Weitzel
Carpenters Industrial Council
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APPENDIX A
FY2012/2013
BASE PAY GRADE
PAY GRADE
CLASSIFICATION
100 - 4
200
UTILITY WORKER
SECRETARY/DISPATCHER
$8.50
300 - 6
400
500
MECHANIC I
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
TRUCK DRIVER
$9.25
600 - 8
FIELD SERVICE/TIRE TECHNICIAN
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II
MECHANIC II
$10.00
700 - 10
LEADERMAN
MECHANIC III
$11.00
RESOLUTION 2014‐20
BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING 2013‐2014
General Revenue Fund
Revenue
001‐331205
001‐334205
001‐389920
001‐389920
Expenses
19‐54600
35‐59111
35‐59185
35‐59185
35‐59103
EMPA Base Grant
EMPG Base Grant
Cash Forward/Elections Reserve
Cash Forward
$ 22,842.00
$ 39,831.00
$ 34,482.00
$ 476,348.00
$ 573,503.00
Sup. Of Elections/Equip Repairs & Maint.
Trans Out/Title III/Set Up New Fund
$ 34,482.00
$ 324,223.00
$ 71,125.00
$ 62,673.00
$ 81,000.00
$ 573,503.00
Trans Out/Boating Improvmnt/Set Up New Fund
Trans Out To Emergency Management
Trans Out To Fine & Forfeiture
Original Budget
Amended Budget
Road & Bridge Fund
Revenue
103‐334510
103‐389920
Expenses
55‐55227
$12,432,666.00
$13,006,169.00
FEMA Reimbursement/State
Cash Forward
$ 62,574.00
$ 45,429.00
$ 108,003.00
FEMA Repairs/Tropical Storm Debby
$ 108,003.00
Original Budget
Amended Budget
Fine & Forfeiture Fund
Revenue
104‐334246
104‐334241
104‐381000
104‐389920
Expenses
23‐56431
23‐59122
71‐58111
BPV Grant
JAG Grant
Interfund Transfer
Cash Forward
$ 1,077.00
$ 45,783.00
$ 81,000.00
$ 201,731.00
$ 329,591.00
BPV Grant Expenses
JAG Grant Expenses
Corrections
$ 1,077.00
$ 45,783.00
$ 282,731.00
$ 329,591.00
Original Budget
Amended Budget
EMS Grant Fund
Revenue
108‐334210
Expenses
271‐56430
Original Budget $2,575,207.00
$2,683,210.00
$ 7,799,584.00
$ 8,129,175.00
EMS Grant
$ 3,004.00
Grant Expenses
$ 3,004.00
$ ‐
Amended Budget
Road Paving Fund
Revenue
600‐3344955
600‐389920
Expenses
75‐54629
75‐54628
$ 3,004.00
SCRAP/CR‐124
Cash Forward/SCRAP CR‐228
$ 390,447.00
$ 15,982.00
$ 406,429.00
SCRAP/CR‐124
SCRAP/CR‐228
$ 390,447.00
$ 15,982.00
$ 406,429.00
Original Budget
Amended Budget
$ ‐
$ 406,429.00
Approved this 18th day of November, 2014.
Attest:
__________________________________
Jimmy Anderson, Chairman
______________________________________
Stacie D. Harvey, Clerk to the Board
ORDINANCE 2014AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
DECLARING A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE
OF
APPLICATIONS
AND
PROCESSING
OF
APPLICATIONS FOR EXCAVATION MINING PERMITS;
PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE AND LEGISLATIVE
FINDINGS; DECLARING A MORATORIUM; PROVIDING
FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO
STAFF;
PROVIDING
A
REPEALING
CLAUSE;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR EXPIRATION
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VIII, Section 1(f), of the Florida Constitution and Chapter
125, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County is authorized and
required to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public; and
WHEREAS, Section 163.3202, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of
Baker County has enacted Land Development Regulations, consistent with the adopted
Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, Article III, Section 3.05.33b of the Land Development Regulations defines
excavation as the digging, stripping, or removal by any process of natural materials or deposits
from their natural state and location, said materials and deposits to include oil, gas, rock, stone,
minerals, shell, sand, marl, peat and soil, but not including sod; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida wishes to
revise, amend and adopt update the Land Development Regulations related to excavation mining
to more effectively protect the health, safety and welfare of the community; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County wishes to maintain the
status quo with respect to excavation mining activity during the revision process through a
moratorium; and
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 337.0261, Florida Statutes, the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County has considered any information provided by the Florida
Department of Transportation regarding the effect of this ordinance on the availability,
transportation and potential extraction of construction aggregate materials on the local area, region
and state; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida considered
this ordinance at a duly advertised public hearing held on _____________, _____ , 2014, after
6:00 P.M.; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida finds that the
adoption of this ordinance is in the best interest of Baker County, Florida and its citizens.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Commissioners of
Baker County, Florida as follows:
Section 1.
Purpose and Legislative Findings. The Board of County Commissioners of
Baker County, Florida, finds and declares:
a.
The above recitals are hereby adopted as true and correct.
b.
There exists a need to impose a temporary moratorium set forth as follows to protect
the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Baker County, during the time period
when Baker County is considering amendments to the Land Development
Regulations.
c.
The Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida anticipates that
persons, businesses or organizations may seek to obtain an excavation mining permit
contrary to the plans of the forthcoming amendments to Baker County’s Land
Development Regulations.
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Section 2.
Moratorium Declared. As to any property located within the county limits
of Baker County, Florida, there is hereby declared a moratorium upon the approval of applications
for and the issuance of permits related to excavation mining for a period of twelve (12) months, or
sooner upon repeal of this ordinance.
Section 3.
Exemptions. The moratorium declared in Section 2 above shall not apply to
the following:
a. Annual renewals of operating permits for existing approved mines as of the effective
date of this ordinance.
b. Staff level administrative approvals for minor changes to existing, operating mines,
including, but not limited to on-site moves.
The above exemptions shall not include expansion of existing mines to allow excavation mining.
Section 4.
Direction to Staff.
A. Following the first approval of this ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners
of Baker County, Florida, staff is directed to transmit a copy of this ordinance to the State of
Florida, Department of Transportation for their comments and suggestions.
B. Upon receipt of the response and comments from and by the Florida Department of
Transportation, staff is further directed to provide careful analysis and response to the comments
and suggestions made by the Florida Department of Transportation and to place this matter before
the Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida for final approval.
Section 5.
Repealing Clause. This ordinance shall stand repealed after twelve (12)
months of the date passed by the Board of County Commissioners, unless repealed sooner by the
Board of County Commissioners, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the re-adoption or
ratification of this ordinance in the same or similar form.
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Section 6.
Conflict.
During the effective period of this ordinance, all
other ordinances of Baker County which are in conflict with this ordinance are declared suspended
to the extent of such conflict and the provisions of this ordinance shall govern.
Section 7.
Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is
held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding
shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.
Section 8.
Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective after adoption by the
Board of County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida and filing with the Secretary of State.
PASSED AND TRANSMITTED TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION on first reading, with a quorum present and voting, by the Board of County
Commission of Baker County, Florida, in regular session, this _____ day of __________, 2014.
PASSED AND ADOPTED on second reading this ____ day of ______________, 2014.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
_____________________________
Oliver J. Anderson
Chairman
ATTEST:
______________________________
Al Fraser
Clerk to the Board
ACKNOWLEDGMENT by the Florida Department of State, this _____ day of
__________ , 2014.
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MEMORANDUM
DATE:
November 5, 2014
TO:
Baker County Board of County Commissioners
FROM:
Ed Preston, Planning and Zoning Director
RE:
Approval of Special Exception for Sale of Alcohol
DESCRIPTION
This property is on the north side of US 90 about 3 ½ miles west of Glen St. Mary just east of Cowpen Road.
Subject Property
BACKGROUND
Applicant requests approval of a special exception for the retail sale of all alcoholic beverages, including liquor,
beer and wine for consumption either on premises or off premises by the Board of County Commissioners. The
1.58 acre parcel is zoned Commercial General which allows retail sale of alcohol with a special exception.
Zoning
Future Land Use
Context Analysis and 200’ Setback Requirement
Findings
The Baker County Land Development Regulation that addresses this request is:
Sec. 3.04.20 .03 Setback Standards
H.
Alcoholic Beverages
An establishment or facility which is to be licensed for the retail sale of all alcoholic beverages, including liquor,
beer and wine for consumption either on premises or off premises or both shall be permitted if the Board of County
Commissioners, after a public hearing pursuant to Article X, determines that the location and development plans
comply with the applicable standards in this code and other County laws.
There is no church, public playground or public school within 200 feet of the existing store.
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will consider the request for approval at a public hearing scheduled
for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m
We have received no comments from the public.
RECOMMENDATION
Planning staff finds that this request for a special exception is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and
recommends approval by the BCC.
MEMORANDUM
DATE:
November 5, 2014
TO:
Baker County Board of County Commissioners
FROM:
Ed Preston, Planning and Zoning Director
RE:
Beacon Tower Davis and Davis Communication Tower Special Use
DESCRIPTION
This new proposed communication tower site is located about 250’ southwest of Claude Harvey
Road about midway north and south along the eastern boundary of Tax Parcel Number 27-2S21-0000-0000-0010 about 2 miles northwest of Glen St. Mary.
General Location
BACKGROUND
The applicant is requesting a special use for a new 250’ tall communication tower on a 100 foot
by 100 foot portion of a 185 vacant parcel...
STANDARD OF REVIEW
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Zoning decisions are generally quasi-judicial.
Standard of Review: “Competent Substantial Evidence.”
Findings of Fact—Yes
Ex Parte Communications—NO
2008 Aerial with 400’ radius
Zoning
Future Land Use
100 Year Flood Plain
Setback Analysis
Context
Findings
The part of the Land Development Regulations relating to this application include:
PART
3.06.00 WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES
Sec. 3.06.01
General
The provisions of this section are intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens by
regulating the siting of communications towers and to establish the necessary legal framework to encourage the use of
towers which are compatible with their surroundings.
Sec. 3.06.02
Purpose
The Board of County Commissioners finds that the promulgation of this ordinance is warranted and necessary to
accomplish the following purposes:
A.
To direct the location of communication towers within Baker County;
B.
To protect residential areas and land uses from the potential adverse impacts of communication towers;
C.
To minimize adverse visual and aesthetic impacts of communication towers through careful design, siting,
landscape screening, and innovative aesthetic mitigation;
D.
To accommodate the growing demand for communication towers;
E.
To promote and encourage shared use and co-location of existing and new communication towers as the
preferred option rather than construction of additional single-use towers;
F.
To consider the public health and safety of communication towers;
G.
To avoid or minimize potential damage to adjacent properties from tower failure through engineering and
careful siting of tower structures.
And
Sec. 3.06.04
A.
Special Use Permit Required
All wireless telecommunication facilities shall constitute a special use as permitted herein. Such facilities
may be permitted in any district under the criteria set forth hereafter and upon the approval of the Board of
County Commissioners. This provision shall supersede the existing land development regulations which limit
special use permits to certain zoning districts.
B.
No development permit, including building permit, shall be issued until after a public hearing is held on the
application and the special use permit is approved by the Board of County Commissioners authorizing the construction
of the proposed tower or other telecommunication facility.
And
Sec. 3.06.06
Location on Lot
A communication tower may be located on a lot utilized for other principal uses and on a parcel smaller than the
minimum lot size required in the zoning district. This parcel shall be considered as the tower site. The tower site, but
not the entire lot, shall be subject to all of the requirements of this Section, except as specifically provided herein.
Sec. 3.06.07
A.
Minimum Distance of Towers from Residential Zones
Regardless of the zoning district in which the communication tower is located. The minimum distance of the
tower shall be not less than 200 feet from the nearest residential lot line of any residential districts or from
any parcel containing a residence in an agricultural district except that in the agricultural districts the
communication tower may be closer to a parcel boundary provided it remains a minimum of 400 feet from
any residence existing at the time of approval.
B.
Minimum distances shall be measured from the center of the base of the communication tower to the lot line
of the applicable residential zoning district or parcel, as the case may be.
C.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this ordinance, no communication tower other than a monopole
(freestanding) tower or alternative tower structure shall be located in any residential zoning district.
Sec. 3.06.08
Maximum Height
The minimum height of communication towers shall be:
A.
In all residential districts:

If constructed for a single user, up to ninety (90) feet in height, and,

If constructed for two or more users, up to one hundred fifty (150) feet in height.
B.
In all other zoning districts:

If constructed for a single user, up to one hundred fifty (150) feet in height;

If constructed for two users, up to two hundred fifty (250) feet in height;

If constructed for three or more users, up to three hundred thirty (330) feet in height.
C.
A communication tower shall be considered to be constructed for more than one user if:

It is constructed so as to provide sufficient excess capacity over the initial single user loading for one or
more additional comparable users; and

The applicant consents in writing with Baker County to permit one or more additional comparable
communication providers to use the proposed tower
D.
where feasible and subject to reasonable terms.
Measurement of communication tower height shall include antenna, base pad, and other appurtenances and
shall be measured from the finished grade of the tower site.
E.
Application may be made to exceed the height limitation. The zoning agency shall determine if the goal and
objective of promoting co-location will be served by granting a variance to exceed the maximum height and
may approve such application if consistent with the goals and objectives of this section and if necessary to
comply with The Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Sec. 3.06.09
Minimum Yard Requirements.
There are no minimum yard requirements for communication towers.
Sec. 3.06.10
Illumination
Communication towers shall not be artificially lighted except as may be required by Federal Aviation Administration.
If lighting is required, the applicant must present Baker County with available lighting alternatives and obtain
approval of the Baker County Commission so that the county is assured that the design utilized will cause the least
possible disturbance to the surroundings.
Sec. 3.06.11
Finished Color
Communication towers not requiring FAA painting/marking shall have either a galvanized finish or painted a dull blue
or gray finish.
Sec. 3.06.12
Structural Design
Communication towers shall be designed and constructed to ensure that the structural failure or collapse of the tower
will not create a safety hazard to adjoining properties. Communication towers shall be constructed to EIA/TIA 222-F
Standards or the most current equivalent standards, as published by the Electronic Industries Association, which may
be amended from time to time, and all applicable county building codes. All plans for the construction of towers shall
be sealed by a Florida registered professional engineer. Further, any improvements and/or additions (i.e., antenna,
satellite dishes, etc.) to existing communication towers shall require submission of site plans sealed and verified by a
professional engineer which demonstrates compliance with EIA/TIA 222-F Standards or most current equivalent
standards in effect at the time of said improvement or addition. Said plans shall be submitted to, reviewed and
approved by the building department at the time building permits are requested. A fall zone shall be provided to the
extent that is required by EIA/TIA 222-F Standards or the most current equivalent standards.
Sec. 3.06.13
Fencing
A six foot finished masonry wall or fence, other than chain link, with not less than 85% opacity shall be required as a
minimum around all communication towers located in a residential or commercial zoning district. In all other zoning
districts, the fence may be any type of security fence provided that is at least six feet in height. Access to all towers
shall be through a locked gate.
Sec. 3.06.14
No Advertising
Neither the communication tower nor the tower site shall be used for advertising purposes and shall not contain any
signs for the purpose of advertising.
Sec. 3.06.15
Landscaping
The visual impacts of residentially or commercially located communication towers shall be mitigated through
landscaping or the screening materials at the base of the tower and ancillary structures.
A.
The following landscaping and buffering of communication towers shall be required around the perimeter of
the tower and accessory structures:

A row of shade trees a minimum of ten (10) feet tall and a maximum of twenty (20) feet apart shall be planted
around the perimeter of the fence;

A continuous hedge at least thirty-six (36) inches high at the time of planting, capable of growing to at least
forty-eight (48) inches in height within 18 months, shall be planted in front of the tree line referenced above;

All required landscaping shall be of the evergreen variety;

All required landscaping shall be native drought tolerant species and/or irrigated and properly maintained to
ensure good health and vitality.
B.
Required landscaping shall be installed outside the fence or wall.
C.
Existing vegetation shall be preserved to the maximum extent practicable and may be credited as appropriate
toward landscaping requirements.
D.
These standards may be waived by the Planning Director for those sides of the proposed tower that are
located adjacent to undevelopable lands and lands not in public view.
The proposed tower is to be constructed to 250 feet in height. The zoning on this property is AG
10 and the proposed tower is 490 feet from the nearest residential lot line.
This special exception will be heard by ther Board of County Commission on November 18,
2014.
This application appears to meet all the requirements for approval.
RECOMMENDATION
The Baker County Planning and Zoning Department finds this proposed special use is consistent
with the land development regulations and comprehensive plan and recommends that the Board
of County Commissioners approve this request.
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