|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|9:34 a.m.||April 9, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
A. PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS
500th Anniversary of the European Discovery of Florida Proclamation
Keith Bailey Certificate Presentation
Florida Department of Transportation Major Road Projects Presentation
B. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS
SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS – BCC
C. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
David Ballard Geddis Jr., Palm Harbor, re Harris Act.
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
7. Reports to be Received for Filing:
a. Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County (A Component Unit of Pinellas County, Florida) Independent Auditor’s Reports, Financial Statements, and Required Supplementary Information for the Year Ended September 30, 2012
9. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
Department of Environment and Infrastructure
Management and Budget
See Item No. 18
12. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Unanticipated Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 General Fund for Grant Revenue to Parks and Conservation Resources
See Item No. 18
16. Approval of Awards of Bids with: (Real Estate Management)
17. Notice of New Lawsuit and Defense of the Same by the County Attorney in the Cases of:
b. MaryAnn Stegmaier v. City of Clearwater and Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County, et al, - Circuit Civil Case No. 13-2739-CI-020 – Allegations of Negligence Resulting in Personal Injury
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.
Items Nos. 10, 11, 12, 16a, and 16b.
Reliable Septic and Sewer, Inc. update; Ajax update.
24. Authority for County Attorney to Initiate Litigation in the Case of Pinellas County v. Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing Foundation, Inc. – Regain Possession of Leased Premises and Recovery of Rents Due
25. Authority for the County Attorney to Proceed in the Case of Pinellas County, on Behalf of Pinellas County Animal Services v. Larae Bryant - County Civil Case No. 13-2243CO-042 – Petition to Grant Ownership of Seized Neglected or Cruelly Treated Animals
F. AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Supervisor of Elections
G. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
H. COUNTY COMMISSION
|a.||Commissioner Roche||re Florida Holocaust Museum.
re Cleveland Metropolitan Planning Organization presentation re Bus Rapid Transit.
|b.||Commissioner Latvala||re Florida Association of Counties (FAC) conference and a RESTORE Act meeting.|
|c.||Commissioner Justice||re attendance at FAC workshop re ethics, public records, and sunshine law.|
|d.||Commissioner Long||re conversation with Legislative Delegation.
|e.||Chairman Welch||re Internet Café legislation.
re designer drugs.
re private gun sales and future BCC workshop.
re eTownHall meeting at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, Digitorium, on April 10, 2013.
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 – 2:53 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.