|AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting||Pinellas County|
|Board of County Commissioners (BCC)|
|9:32 a.m.||November 5, 2013|
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS
Florida Industrial Pretreatment Association John Parnell Pretreatment Program Award
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. Groups of five (5) or more individuals shall complete Blue Cards, submit to staff and should limit their presentation to ten (10) minutes.
COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY (CPA) PUBLIC HEARINGS
Consideration of the Following Proposals to Amend the Adopted Countywide Future Land Use Plan:
1. a. Case CW 13-12 – Pinellas County
0.1 Acre More or Less (MOL), Located on the Northwest Corner of U.S. Alternate 19 and Magnolia Avenue; Amendment from Residential Urban to Residential/Office General
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school education excellence.
David Ballard Geddis Jr., Palm Harbor, re reclaimed water variance claims religion.
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
4. Reports to be Received for Filing:
a. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2013-30 Dated October 17, 2013 – Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County Economic Development Authority Industrial Revenue Bonds
6. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
a. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings Regarding Intent to Consider Development Agreements (Two) Held October 16, 2013 and Proposed Ordinance No. 8498-13 Amending the Community Development Code to be Held December 5, 2013
Environment and Infrastructure
7. Approval of Award of Bids to:
Real Estate Management
8. Approval of Ranking of Firms and Authority for Staff to Negotiate with the Number One Ranked Firm for Countywide Janitorial Services for Real Estate Management and Environment and Infrastructure Departments (Real Estate Management)
9. Approval to Declare Escheat Properties as Surplus, Authorize Conveyance to the City of St. Petersburg and Execute Deeds for Properties Located at: (Real Estate Management)
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. Groups of five (5) or more individuals shall complete Blue Cards, submit to staff and should limit their presentation to ten (10) minutes.
Announcement of Public Hearing re FY2014 unanticipated funds to be on November 19, 2013 agenda.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||Commissioner Long||discussed acceptable Rules of Decorum at BCC meetings.|
|b.||Commissioner Justice||attended luncheon at Lealman Family Center to raise money for youth summer programs.|
|c.||Commissioner Latvala||received approval from the Board to run for Chairman of the Gulf Coast Consortium.|
|d.||Commissioner Roche||discussed two options for additional protections re the Cross Bar/Al Bar Ranch property.|
|e.||Vice-Chairman Seel||reminded everyone to vote.|
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 – 11:32 A.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.