|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|2:02 pm||April 23, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Drinking Water Week Proclamation
Aviation Safety Award Presentation
Housing Finance Authority Presentation
B. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Andrea Wells, Clearwater, re pet overpopulation, effects on taxpayers (speaking for group of five) (submitted documents).
Dr. Hillary Hart, St. Petersburg, re pet overpopulation.
Andrea Barlow, Seminole, re pet overpopulation, effects on taxpayers.
Elizabeth Olson, Palm Harbor, re pet overpopulation, effects on taxpayers.
Dusty Showers, Oldsmar, re pet overpopulation, effects on taxpayers.
Mara Mandell, St. Petersburg, re pet overpopulation.
Lenore Faulkner, re Pinellas Schools excellent education.
Burt Kline, St. Petersburg, re pier.
Carol Gray, re pier.
Joseph D. Reed, St. Petersburg, re St. Petersburg pier.
Tom Lambdon, Safety Harbor, re Pier TIF funding agreement with County.
William C. Ballard, St. Petersburg, re St. Petersburg-County interlocal agreement.
Wayne Wallace, Palm Harbor, re Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE).
C. CONSENT AGENDA
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
2. Reports to be Received for Filing:
3. Vouchers and Bills – None
4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
a. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding Annexation, Land Use Plan, Zoning Atlas, and Community Development Code Amendments for Proposed Ordinances Nos. 8389-13 Through 8394-13 and 8402-13 to be Held May 1 and June 6, 2013
6. Approval of Confirmation of Change Order No. 1 with Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC, for the Transfer and Pumping Station and Chemical Treatment Facility Upgrade at the Keller Water Treatment Facility (Department of Environment and Infrastructure)
7. Receipt and File Reports of:
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Housing Finance Authority
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.
13. Other Administrative Matters
E. AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Emergency Medical Services
F. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
G. COUNTY COMMISSION
18. Miscellaneous (Portions heard at various points during meeting)
|provided information re proposed additional property tax exemption for low income seniors; Board consensus not to take up the issue at this time.|
|b.||Commissioner Long||re free dental clinic for citizens who cannot afford care; requested presentation by Dr. Johnson re ongoing services on volunteer basis.|
|c.||Commissioner Morroni||re Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium groundbreaking.
re Board interest in becoming Sister City/County with Berlin, Germany.
|d.||Commissioner Seel||re interest in pursuing Pinellas Park plan for fire coverage in High Point area.
re possible continuance of Safety Harbor case from May 7 Countywide Planning Agency public hearing to May 21 evening meeting.
|e.||Commissioner Justice||attended Honor Flight welcome at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport for World War II veterans.|
|f.||Commissioner Latvala||requested Board reconsider Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiative; workshop to be scheduled.
noted email re amendment to prevent local governments from restricting fertilizer use and urged Board to contact legislators.
|g.||Commissioner Roche||noted passing of community and veterans’ advocate Bill Hutton.
discussed Bay Soundings article re Tampa Bay water pollution.
|h.||Chairman Welch||extended thoughts and prayers to family of Clerk’s employee Robert Woodall.
re distribution of Board and Administrator’s gift to Police Athletic League on behalf of Past Chairman Morroni and Sheriff’s offer to make Forfeiture Fund available to Board for attendance at public safety events.
|i.||Administrator LaSala||re Pasco County interest in acquiring Cross Bar Ranch; workshop to be scheduled.|
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.
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
19. 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 12 Acres Located on the East Side of Jasmine Way 365 Feet South of Mary Lane in the Unincorporated Area of Tarpon Springs; Page 515 of the Zoning Atlas, as Being in Section 08, Township 27, Range 16; from R-2, Single Family Residential to A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential and a Variance to Allow the Keeping of Livestock as an Accessory Use Without the Establishment of a Primary Use (i.e., Single Family Home); Upon Application of Joseph G. Offerman & Stephen E. LoJacono
ADJOURNMENT – 6:13 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.