|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|2:01 p.m.||January 29, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
A. PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS
Tampa Bay Rays Presentation
B. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Taurean Mathis, Tarpon Springs, re Rays.
Mike Pendergast, Largo, re Veterans Services.*
Alene Tarter, Director of Benefits and Assistance, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (Bay Pines, FL), Largo, re Veterans Services.*
Daphni Austin, Veteran Liaison, Suncoast Hospice, Tarpon Springs, re VSO reduction.*
Reverend Father Robert “Bob” Swick, Dunedin, re Veterans Service Office.
Annie M. Hodges-Robinson, St. Petersburg, re Veterans Services.
Jean Salvas, Kenneth City, re the Veterans cutback on services.
Anthony R. Rizzo, St. Petersburg, re Veterans Services Officers.
Kenneth Thie, Director, Veterans Service Office, VFW Department Of Florida, Largo, re VSO.
Reginald Fujimoto, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, Bay Pines VA Medical Center and Field Services Supervisor, St. Petersburg, re Veterans Services.
Royce Carter, Former Director of Veterans Services, Largo, re Vets issues.
Michael J. Zmistowski, Tampa, re Veterans Alliance.
Stephen M. Hartnett, Area Vice-President for the West Central Florida for the Military Officers Association of America Dunedin, re support for County Veterans Affairs reps.
Edward Z. Hawkes, Military Officers Association member, Dunedin, re Veterans Affairs.
Annette Mullin, Largo, re Veterans.
Scott H. Barber, District 9 VFW Commander, Largo, re VSO.*
Lee Koslowski, Largo, re Veterans Services.
Richard Peck, Oldsmar, re VA.*
Sharon Bobowski, Largo, re Ajax (submitted documents).*
Amy Ramke, Largo, re Ajax Paving Industries (submitted documents).*
Satendra “SP” Singh, Largo, re Ajax Paving Co.*
Mary Freeman, Largo, re Ajax Paving.
Joe Paige, Clearwater, re newsworthy items.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Pinellas County Schools excellence for all students.
(*Spoke for five or more persons in attendance.)
C. CONSENT AGENDA
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
2. Reports to be Received for Filing:
4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
See Item No. 10
b. Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District Resolution No. 2012-08 Adopted December 18, 2012, Revising the Previously Established Impact Fee Pursuant to the Charter of the District and Setting Rates and Charges
Management and Budget
5. Adoption of Resolutions Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 General Fund for:
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Business Technology Services/CJIS User Policy Board
D. REGULAR AGENDA
Any person wishing to speak regarding a Regular Agenda item must have a Blue Card completed and given to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room. The Chairman will call each speaker, one by one, to the podium to be heard when the item is before the BCC. Each speaker may speak up to three (3) minutes.
Persons who have been authorized to represent an organization with five (5) or more members or a group of five (5) or more persons should complete a Blue Card, submit it to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room, and should limit their presentation to ten (10) minutes.
Items Nos. 4a and 4b pulled for discussion and separate vote.
Management and Budget
16. Other Administrative Matters
E. AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Housing Finance Authority (HFA)
F. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
19. Special Events Guidelines – A Citizen’s Guide
20. Volunteer Update – Holiday Lights
G. COUNTY COMMISSION
If the afternoon portion of the meeting has not concluded by 5:30 p.m., a recess will be taken from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The remainder of the afternoon agenda will resume at 6:00 p.m., followed by public hearings.
|a.||Commissioner Latvala||re Gulf Oil Consortium.
|b.||Commissioner Justice||appointments to Suncoast Health Council, Feather Sound Community Services District, Board of Adjustment, Local Planning Agency, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.|
|c.||Commissioner Long||appointment to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
re Annual Tiger Bay dinner.
|d.||Commissioner Morroni||re 18th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.|
|e.||Chairman Welch||re Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.|
H. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS
The procedure used by the BCC in conducting Public Hearings is to have a Staff presentation followed by the applicant presenting the specific proposal. The BCC will then hear comments from the proponents followed by comments from the opponents and a staff summary. The applicant will then be given an opportunity to close and the BCC will decide on the matter. Please refer to the back of your agenda copy for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.
Any person who wishes to speak about a Public Hearing item shall complete a Blue Card, submit it to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room, and may speak up to three (3) minutes. The Chairman will call each speaker, one by one, to the podium to be heard.
Any person who has been authorized to represent an organization with five (5) or more members or a group of five (5) or more persons shall complete a Blue Card, submit it to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room, and should limit their presentation to ten (10) minutes.
SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS – BCC
24. Planning and Zoning Applications Heard by the Local Planning Agency (Quasi-Judicial Hearings are Noted with a “Q” Prefix):
Resolution Changing the Zoning Classification of Approximately 0.41 Acre Located on the South Side of 90th Avenue North, 100 Feet West of 66th Street North in the Unincorporated Area of Pinellas Park (Street Address Being: 6660 90th Avenue North); Page 754 of the Zoning Atlas, as Being in Section 19, Township 30, Range 16; from C-2, General Retail Commercial & Limited Services to C-3, Commercial, Wholesale, Warehousing & Industrial; Upon Application of William D. Harris & Gloria K. Harris, Revocable Trust, Through Kevin S. Hennessy, Esquire, Lewis-Longman & Walker, P.A., Representative
ADJOURNMENT – 10:18 P.M.
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Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and, for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Office of Human Rights, by written or oral request at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding at: 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 500, Clearwater, Florida 33756; Phone: (727) 464-4880, TDD: (727) 464-4062.
PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES
Public Hearings before the BCC are governed by the provisions of Section 134-14 of the Pinellas County Land Development Code. That code provides that at the conclusion of each person’s presentation, any speaker may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of staff. Specifically:
1. At the conclusion of the presentations by the applicant and any proponents, all affected parties may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of or seek clarification from the applicant and/or the proponents.
2. At the conclusion of the presentation by the opponents, all affected parties may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of or seek clarification from any opponent.
The applicant’s closing comments will address testimony subsequent to their presentation. Continuing rebuttal of other than directly preceding testimony will not be allowed.
Because much testimony has already been submitted in writing, the following guidelines are expected to be sufficient to accommodate efficient presentations:
1. The applicant should present his or her entire case in twenty (20) minutes.