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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

Regular Public Meeting February 25, 2014 2:02 P.M.

AGENDA

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Public Participation


Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

I. PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS

University of South Florida St. Petersburg update.

II. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Dave Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re water and Constitutional politics
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Education excellence and middle schools
Dusty Showers, Oldsmar, re Pro RBI
Tina Eisbacher, re PCAS (speaking for more than four people)
Paul Solan, Seminole, re rebuttal of inquiry/investigation of PCAS
Suzanne House, Tampa, re rebuttal of inquiry/investigation of PCAS
Andrea Wells, Clearwater, Pro RBI
Andrea Barlow, Seminole, Pro RBI
Greg Pound, Largo, re Truth

III. CONSENT AGENDA

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.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER

Approved
1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 14, 2014.

Approved
2. Report to be Received for Filing:

Dock Fee Report for the month of January 2014.

Approved
3. Vouchers and Bills:

a. $9,167,263.54 from January 19 to January 25, 2014.

b. $50,510,675.28 from January 26 to February 1, 2014.

Approved
4. Miscellaneous items to be received for filing – none.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

Approved
5. Receipt and file report of non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

See Item No. 9
6. Approval to accept and record a plat, sidewalk guarantee and private street sign installation guarantee for Foxwood Estates (Environment and Infrastructure).

Approved
7. Adoption of a resolution to appropriate unanticipated receipts for a particular purpose in the Fiscal Year 2014 General Fund Budget to Planning and Development Services, Economic Development Department (Management and Budget).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
8. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Sotirios Markonios and Dionisia Markonios, et al. v. Board of County Commissioners - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-000730-CI-7 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

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REGULAR AGENDA

Item No. 6 Approved
9. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

Approved
10. Approval of the first amendment to the lease agreement with National Aviation Academy of Mississippi, Inc. for additional land area at the airport (Environment and Infrastructure).

11. Approval of negotiated contracts for professional design build services with: (Real Estate Management)

Approved
a. Caladesi Construction Company for the Belleair Causeway Bait House.

Approved
b. Creative Contractors, Inc. for the Pinellas County Health Facility.

12. Other administrative matters:

WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas one-stop direct services provider extension.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

None
13. Miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Approved
14. Approval of the first amendment to the agreement with Standard Insurance Company for group short term disability and long term disability services (Human Resources).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

15. Update on High Performance Organization.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
16. Approval of an appointment to the WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors.

17. Miscellaneous.

a.
Commissioner Morroni re Memorial Highway designation for Congressman Bill Young on Park Boulevard – Approved
b.
Commissioner Welch congratulated the Lakeland High School Spartans on winning the Class 5A region championships in basketball.
c.
Commissioner Latvala re Pinellas County Animal Services and Meow Now.
d.
Commissioner Justice re Historic Preservation Meeting.
e.
Commissioner Roche re East Lake High School’s Robotic Club regional tournament at the University of Florida Arena in Orlando.
f.
Chairman Seel re Flood Insurance Coalition Meeting.
re New Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater magazine.


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.

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6:02 P.M.

V. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

The procedure used by the 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.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Approved
18. Proposed ordinance amending the Capital Improvements Element of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan.

19. Planning and zoning applications heard by the Local Planning Agency (Quasi-Judicial Hearings are noted with a “Q” Prefix):

Approved
a. Q Z-1-1-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 3.6 acres located on the west side of Belcher Road, 640 feet south of Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor, Page 74 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 01, Township 28, Range 15 from A-E, Agricultural Estate, Residential to R-1, Single Family Residential, upon application of Menorah Manor Senior Living, LLC through Katherine E. Cole, Esquire, Hill Ward Henderson, Representative.

Approved
b. Q Z/LU-2-1-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 4.78 acres located on the north side of Nebraska Avenue, 575 feet west of U.S. Highway 19 North (street address: 2355 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor), Page 583 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 06, Township 28, Range 16; from IL, Institutional Limited to P-1, General Professional Office, upon application of Palm Harbor Montessori School c/o Christine Varkas, owner; and a proposed ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map of Pinellas County, Florida by changing the land use designation of approximately 4.78 acres located on the north side of Nebraska Avenue, 575 feet west of U.S. Highway 19 North (street address: 2355 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor), located in Section 06, Township 28, Range 16, from Institutional to Residential/Office General; providing for other modifications that may arise from review of this ordinance at the public hearing and/or with other responsible parties and providing an effective date.

Denied
c. Q Z/LU-3-1-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 3.36 acres located on the east side of East Lake Road, 640 feet south of Crescent Oaks Boulevard, located in the unincorporated area of Tarpon Springs (street address: 833 East Lake Road North), Page 519 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 10, Township 27, Range 16, from RPD-0.5-W, Residential Planned Development, 0.5 unit per acre Wellhead Protection Overlay to IL-W, Institutional Limited-Wellhead Protection Overlay and a variance for parking to allow 45 spaces where a minimum of 68 spaces are required, upon application of BVK - Foxwood Estates, LLC, c/o Chris Koncal through Peter R. Pensa, AICP, Representative; and a proposed ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map of Pinellas County, Florida, by changing the land use designation of approximately 3.36 acres located on the east side of East Lake Road, 640 feet south of Crescent Oaks Boulevard (street address: 833 East Lake Road North), in the unincorporated area of Tarpon Springs, in Section 10, Township 27, Range 16, from Residential Rural to Institutional; providing for other modifications that may arise from review of this ordinance at the public hearing and/or with other responsible parties and providing an effective date.

ADJOURNMENT – 7:58 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 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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