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AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting Pinellas County
  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
2:04 P.M. Regular Public Meeting January 28, 2014

Revised January 23, 2014

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Public Participation

Persons wishing to speak during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the agenda, excluding Regular Agenda items and Public Hearing items, must complete a yellow card. Persons wishing to speak regarding a Regular Agenda item or a Public Hearing item must complete a blue card. Cards should be given to staff at the table located at the front of the Board Room. At the scheduled section of the meeting when the item is before the Board, the Chairman will call each speaker, one by one, to the podium to be heard. Each speaker may speak up to three minutes. Persons who have been authorized to represent a group of five or more individuals, who are present, should limit their presentation to 10 minutes.


Pledge of Allegiance


Mike Meidel Proclamation

Impact of Boating in Pinellas County


Mark McMenamin, St. Petersburg, re Waste-to-Energy Plant.
Edward J. Lurie, Seminole, re Sign ordinance.
Mindy Rovillo, Seminole, re Sign ordinance.
Mike Lurie, Seminole, re Sign ordinance.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Education excellence.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Largo.


All matters listed under this item are considered to be routine and action will be taken by one motion without separate discussion of each item. If discussion is desired by a member of the Board, that item(s) will be moved from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.


1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held December 10, 2013.

2. Reports to be received for filing:

See Item No. 9
a. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2013-42 dated December 19, 2013 – follow-up audit of unannounced limited audit of the existing bank accounts for the Board of County Commissioners and Clerk of the Circuit Court.

b. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2013-45 dated December 19, 2013 – Audit of Justice and Consumer Services’ Justice Coordination Programs.

c. Dock Fee Report for the month of November 2013.

3. Vouchers and Bills:

a. $14,834,632.66 from November 17 to November 23, 2013.

b. $19,777,882.94 from November 24 to November 30, 2013.

c. $36,227,416.56 from December 1 to December 7, 2013.

d. $13,192,479.86 from December 8 to December 14, 2013.

e. $16,549,527.73 from December 15 to December 21, 2013.

f. $4,663,535.19 from December 22 to December 28, 2013.

4. Miscellaneous items to be received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8512-14 through 8515-14 and 8527-14 through 8533-14 to be held February 6, February 20, and March 6, 2014, amending the Annexation, Land Use Plan, and Zoning Atlas.

b. City of Largo Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 2014-17 through 2014-26 to be held February 4, 2014, annexing certain property.

c. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing regarding proposed Ordinance No. 3870 held January 23, 2014, voluntarily annexing certain property.

d. City of St. Petersburg Public Notice regarding formula allocations to be received under its Consolidated Plan submission for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014; public hearing held January 21, 2014.




5. Receipt and file reports of:

a. Non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

See Item No. 9
b. Procurement items delegated to the County Administrator for the quarter ending December 31, 2013 (Purchasing).

See Item No. 9
c. Administrative budget amendments from October 1 through December 31, 2013 (Management and Budget).

d. Law Enforcement Trust Fund from October 1 through December 31, 2013 (Management and Budget).

e. Quarterly report of claim settlements from October 1 through December 31, 2013 (Risk Management).

6. Adoption of a resolution to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2014 General Fund Budget for the Medical Examiner Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program Grant (Management and Budget).

7. Approval of an award of bid with Climate Control Mechanical Services, Inc. for heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement and chilled water conversion at 509 East Avenue South, Second Floor (Real Estate Management).


8. Notice of new lawsuits and defense of the same by the County Attorney:

a. William David Brummitt v. Pinellas County Florida - Circuit Civil Case No. 13-009538-CI - allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

b. Joseph Fuchs and Eva Fuchs v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 13-011002-CI-13 - inverse condemnation and allegations of civil rights violations



Items Nos. 2b, 5b, and 5c Approved
9. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).


Environment and Infrastructure

10. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the grant agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Honeymoon Island Beach Restoration Project (Companion Item No. 11).

11. Approval of Amendment No. 6 to the agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Humiston & Moore Engineers, P.A. for the Honeymoon Island Beach Restoration Project (Companion Item No. 10).

Planning and Development Services

12. Adoption of Resolutions Establishing Financial Commitments:

a. $240,000.00 to Project B3102357477.

b. $400,000.00 to Project B3102357611.

13. Approval to extend the deadline for the Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for the Southside St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area from January 31, 2014 to June 6, 2014.

Other Departments

14. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg related to Ordinance No. 11-42, properties of county-wide importance (County Administrator/County Attorney).

15. Approval of the Health Care Program Interlocal Agreement with the Florida Department of Health for primary and preventive health care for Pinellas County residents not qualifying for government sponsored health coverage, retroactive to January 1, 2014 (Health and Community Services).

16. Approval of Authority to advertise a public hearing regarding proposed ordinances amending Section 2 of the Pinellas County Code related to the purchasing and contracting process (Purchasing/County Attorney).

Approved As Amended
17. Approval to declare County-owned property surplus and authorize conveyance to the East Lake Woodlands Community Association, Inc. (Real Estate Management).

18. Approval of the final agreement with Intrado, Inc. for networking services, Next Generation 9-1-1 IP Network for the Public Safety Complex (Safety and Emergency Services).

19. Other administrative matters.


20. Consideration of Proposal for Settlement in the case of Shannon Baker, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Andrew James Cavanaugh, Deceased, v. Board of County Commissioners, Pinellas County, Florida, State of Florida, Department of Transportation, and Depositors Insurance Company - Circuit Civil Case Number 10-16223-CI-15.

21. Consideration of an offer of pre-suit settlement tendered by Reliable Septic & Sewer, Inc. and
M & D Grease Disposal, Inc.

22. Miscellaneous.


Emergency Medical Services Authority

23. Approval of Amendment No. 5 with Paramedics Plus, L.L.C. for ambulance services.


24. None.


25. Miscellaneous.

  a. Commissioner Long re inaugural Distinguished Public Service Award Dinner honoring Senator Dennis L. Jones.
  b. Commissioner Latvala
re decision not to seek re-election.
  c. Commissioner Morroni re 19th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon.
  d. Commissioner Welch re local law enforcement efforts to curtail sexual predator activity and human trafficking.
  e. Chairman Seel re appointment to Pinellas Community Foundation – Approved

re appointment to Historic Preservation Board – Approved


5:03 P.M.


Al Bar /Cross Bar Ranch Presentation by Pasco County.

6:04 P.M.


The procedure used by the Board of County Commissioners (Board) in conducting Public Hearings is to have a staff presentation followed by the applicant presenting the specific proposal. The Board 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 Board 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.


Consideration of the Following Proposals to Amend the Adopted Countywide Future Land Use Plan:

26. Proposed ordinance amending the Countywide Rules relating to preservation of Industrial Lands (Second Public Hearing).


Approved for Forwarding to State
27. Proposed ordinance amending the Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan, modifying the Institutional Future Land Use Map category and the Additional Standards section of the Future Land Use Map category descriptions and rules.

28. Planning and Zoning applications heard by the Local Planning Agency (Quasi-Judicial hearings are noted with a “Q” Prefix):

Q Z-25-12-13
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 0.54 acre located on the west side of North Pinellas Avenue (Alternate U. S. 19) 270 feet north of Anclote Road, in the unincorporated area of Tarpon Springs, Page 1 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 01, Township 27, Range 15, from P-1, General Professional Offices to R-4, one, two and three family residential, upon application of Despina and Theodore Demertzis through Spiros Labropoulos, Representative.

29. Proposed ordinance amending Section 14 of the Pinellas County Code relating to Animal Services.

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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 hearings before the Board 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 Chair’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 Chair’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 Chair’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 20 minutes.

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