|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|9:34 a.m.||March 12, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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
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.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
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:
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
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
Housing Finance Authority
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)
Items Nos. 5c and 9 pulled for separate discussion and vote.
Real Estate Management
15. Other Administrative Matters
16. Consideration of Options for Regulating Internet Gambling Devices and Internet Gambling Facilities in Pinellas County
Chairman authorized to send letter to the cities re County Commission’s intent to consider a ban on internet cafés.
F. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
G. COUNTY COMMISSION
|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.
|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.