|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|2:02 p.m.||September 17, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS – None
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 a group of five (5) or more persons shall complete Blue Cards, submit to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room, and should limit their presentation to ten (10) minutes.
SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING – BCC
- As Amended
1. Proposed Ordinance Amending Section 114-213 of the Pinellas County Code Relating to the Governing Body and Program Management of the Palm Harbor Community Services District (Companion Agenda Item Nos. 2 and 3)
2. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, Inc. and Participating Libraries for the Operation and Funding of the Public Library Cooperative (Regular Agenda Item) (Companion Agenda Item Nos. 1 and 3)
3. Approval of an Operating Agreement Between the East Lake Community Library and the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, Inc. for Specified Administrative Services to the Library (Regular Agenda Item) (Companion Item Nos. 1 and 2)
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re education excellence, middle schools
Toni Gross, Oldsmar, re Gold Star Mothers and Families Day (submitted CD)
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re 14th Amendment jurisdiction (submitted document)
Greg Pound, Largo, re justice for all
Dusty Showers, Oldsmar, re spay/neutering
Andrea Barlow, Seminole, re pro MSN, pediatric spay/neuter
Paul Solan, Seminole, re pro MSN enforcement/vets
Julia Forlizzo, Clearwater, re MSN
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
4. Approval of Minutes – None
5. Reports to be Received for Filing – Tampa Bay Water Board Meeting Calendar and the Budget Schedule for the Year 2014
a. $43,739,797.31 from July 28 to August 3, 2013
b. $8,203,402.30 from August 4 to August 10, 2013
c. $9,814,693.88 from August 11 to August 17, 2013
7. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
Environment and Infrastructure
8. Approval of Ranking of Firms and Authority for Staff to Negotiate with the:
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 a group of five (5) or more 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.
Environment and Infrastructure
Implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012: One Year After Enactment.
County Administrator directed to submit statement to Congressman Young for presentation at U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy hearing on September 18.
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Fire Protection Authority
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||Commissioner Long||discussed Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy presentation by Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President Tony Carvajal and provided a brochure for circulation among the members.|
|b.||Commissioner Morroni||expressed condolences to the Welch family on the passing of Chairman Welch’s father, David Welch.|
|c.||Vice-Chairman Commissioner Seel||echoed Commissioner Morroni’s sentiments, indicating that Mr. Welch admirably served the community for many years and will be greatly missed.|
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.
SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS - Continued
SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING – BCC
ADJOURNMENT – 6:35 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 applicant should present his or her entire case in twenty (20) minutes.