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AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting Pinellas County
  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
9:34 a.m. March 12, 2013

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

A. PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS

Florida Surveyors and Mappers Week Proclamation

Green Local Government Certificate Presentation

University of South Florida St. Petersburg Update

B. 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

Approved
1. Petition to Vacate Submitted by Charles and Debra Pulcano for a Portion of a Drainage Easement in Lot 41, Chattam Landing Phase II Subdivision (Quasi-Judicial Hearing)

C. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Sharon Bobowski, Largo, re Ajax.*
John Reyner, Seminole, re Lake Sylvia.*
David Ballard Geddis Jr., Palm Harbor, reclaimed water foreclosure rights (submitted documents).
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families.
Amy Ramke, Largo, re Ajax.

*Spoke for five or more persons in attendance.

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D. CONSENT AGENDA

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER

Approved
2. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 12, 2013

Approved
3. Reports to be Received for Filing – None.

Approved
4. Vouchers and Bills Paid in the Amount of:

a. $17,568,640.61 from January 27 to February 1, 2013

b. $32,409,817.91 from February 3 to February 9, 2013

c. $8,841,564.79 from February 10 to February 16, 2013

5. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

Approved
a. City of Oldsmar Notice of Public Hearings Regarding Proposed Ordinances Nos. 2013-03 and 2013-04 to be Held March 19, 2013, Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property

Approved
b. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Ordinance No. 3836 to be Held March 14, 2013, Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property

See Item No. 10
c. Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District Resolution No. 2013-02 Adopted February 19, 2013 Providing for the Fixing of the Rate of Non-ad Valorem Assessments in Compliance with the Charter of the District

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

Approved
6. Approval of Plat for Recording of the Ozona Preserve (Department of Environment and Infrastructure)

Approved
7. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 General Fund for Reimbursement of Mutual Aid Deployment Expenses for Emergency Management and Communications Departments (Management and Budget)

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS

Business Technology Services

Approved
8. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Enterprise License Agreement with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) for Geographic Information Systems Software

Housing Finance Authority

See Item No. 10
9. Approval of the 2012 Annual Report Regarding the Pinellas County Housing Trust Fund

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E. 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.

10. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller)
Approved Items Nos. 5c and 9 pulled for separate discussion and vote.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Real Estate Management

Approved
11. Approval of a Purchase Authorization to Various Vendors for Heavy and Light Duty Vehicles

Approved
12. Approval of Amendment No. 1 with Tampa Bay System Sales, Inc. for Design Build Services for the Clearwater Campus Downtown District Cooling Project

Other Departments

Approved
13. Approval of First Amendment and Term Extension with Boyett Timber, Inc. for Sale of Pine Timber at Cross Bar/Al Bar Ranch (Department of Environment and Infrastructure)

Approved
14. Approval of an Agreement with Green Energy for North America, LLC for Subordination and Release of Liens (Community Development/County Attorney)

None
15. Other Administrative Matters

COUNTY ATTORNEY

16. Consideration of Options for Regulating Internet Gambling Devices and Internet Gambling Facilities in Pinellas County
Approved Chairman authorized to send letter to the cities re County Commission’s intent to consider a ban on internet cafés.

Approved
17. Approval of Authority to Advertise a Public Hearing on a Proposed Ordinance Amending Section 138-111 of the Pinellas County Code Relating to Board of Adjustment Members Term Lengths

Approved
18. Recommendation to Settle the Case of Pinellas County v. G.E. Capital Franchise Finance Corporation, et al – Circuit Civil Case No. 09-006560-CI-21 – Eminent Domain Case

None
19. Miscellaneous

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F. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

20. Hurricane Sandy Mutual Aid Deployment

G. COUNTY COMMISSION

21. Miscellaneous

  a. Commissioner Roche Chaired Public Safety Coordinating Council meeting.

attended State of Florida Veterans Quarterly Meeting.

attended Gator Grand Nationals BMX event.

re State of the County Address; Chairman Welch provided input.

Approved b. Commissioner Long appointment to Suncoast Health Council Board.

re process for sharing informing among Board members at BCC meetings; Chairman Welch provided input.

attended Homeless Leadership Board Meeting and Public Policy Council Meeting; noted the increased number of homeless persons in St. Petersburg.

attended Mayor’s Council Meeting with Commissioner Morroni; discussed various events going on throughout the County.

attended the Pow Wow Parade in Seminole.

re revival of the Pinellas County Fair to take place March 20 through 24 at Tropicana Field.
  c. Commissioner Morroni re cleanup efforts of public waterways near Feather Sound.
  d. Commissioner Justice attended Safety Harbor Seafood Festival.

re Youth Advisory Council.

re Joint National Estuary Program (NEP) Policy Board and project requests.

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet at the Fish and Wildlife Institute on March 13, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
  e. Commissioner Welch reminded city residents that today is Election Day.
       

If the meeting has not concluded by 12:30 p.m., a recess will be taken from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., and the remainder of the meeting will continue at 1:00 p.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT – 12:10 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.


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