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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting

April 1, 2014 9:32 A.M. Printable version


Public Participation


Pledge of Allegiance


Days of Remembrance Proclamation

Water Conservation Month Proclamation

Joe’s Creek Greenway Park Phases I-V Certificate

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Tri-County Trail Study Certificate

East Lake Youth Sports Association

Florida Department of Transportation – Managed Lanes and Gateway Express



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:

1. Subthreshold Amendment – Case CW 14-08 – City of Clearwater
2.1 acres more or less (mol), located at 2650 Sabal Springs Drive; amendment from Recreation/Open Space to Institutional.

2. Regular Amendments:

a. Case CW 14-09 – City of Clearwater
7.2 acres mol, located on the west side of U.S. Highway 19, approximately 445 feet north of Nursery Road; amendment from Residential/Office General to Residential/Office/Retail and Commercial General.

b. Case CW 14-10 (Special Area Plan (SAP) Adoption 2014) 375 Patricia Avenue SAP – City of Dunedin
23.2 acres mol, located at 375 Patricia Avenue; amendment from Commercial General and Industrial Limited with Water/Drainage Feature Overlay to Planned Redevelopment – Mixed Use.


Carol Worth, Clearwater, re Pollution.
Roberta Hosken, Largo, re Property tax reduction.
Scott Daniels, Clearwater, re Pinellas Trail.
Bert Valery, Indian Rocks Beach, re Pinellas Trail.
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, Water/Fourteenth Amendment unjust.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Digital kids – divine children.
Ted Legakis, Pinellas Park, re Reliable Septic odors.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Truth.


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.


3. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 25, 2014.

4. Reports to be received for filing:

a. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-05 dated February 13, 2014 – Follow-Up Audit of Fleet Allocations.
(Discussed Under Agenda Item No. 8)

b. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-06 dated February 20, 2014 – Audit of Service and Maintenance Contracts for Parks and Conservation Resources.

c. Pinellas Planning Council Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2013, “Planning for the Pinellas Community.”

d. Dock Fee Report for the month of February 2014.

e. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2013.

5. Vouchers and bills:

$88,377,903.05 from February 16 to February 22, 2014.

6. Miscellaneous items to be received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8516-14 and 8519-14 adopted January 16, 2014, annexing certain property.

b. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8540-14 through 8546-14 amending the Community Development Code, Annexation, Land Use Plan, and the Zoning Atlas; public hearings to be held April 3, 2014.

c. City of Largo Notices of Public Hearings to be held April 15, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 2014-29, 2014-30, and 2014-35 annexing certain property.

d. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing held March 27, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinance No. 3878 voluntarily annexing certain property.

e. Correspondence received requesting that the current year allocation for the Gulf Boulevard Beautification Project be carried forward to the new year as allowed per Section 2 C of the Interlocal Agreement:

  1. Town of Redington Beach dated March 6, 2014.
  2. Town of North Redington Beach dated March 4, 2014.
  3. Town of Redington Shores dated March 4, 2014.

f. Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) amended Truck Route Plan Map in the 2035 Pinellas County MPO Long Range Transportation Plan.

g. Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District Resolution No. 2014-01 adopted February 18, 2014, fixing the rate of non-ad valorem assessments in compliance with the Charter of the District.

h. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District minutes of the meetings held June 13, 2013, August 15, 2013, and October 10, 2013.

i. Homeowners Association of Highland Lakes, Inc. 2014 Slate of Officers serving on the volunteer Board of Directors.


7. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Nicolina Gontarz v. Pinellas Board of County Commissioners - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-001538-CI-15 – Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

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8. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).
Agenda Item No. 4a to be added to the April 15, 2014 BCC agenda for discussion.


Health and Community Services

9. Approval of the Pinellas County Health Program Provider Agreement with Baycare Health Systems, Inc. (retroactive to October 1, 2013).

10. Approval of an amendment terminating the Administrative Services Agreement with the Housing Finance Authority.

Item 10 Addendum *Published 03-28-14 8:21AM

Other Departments

11. Approval of an award of bid to various vendors by line item for mosquito abatement products (tie bid) (Environment and Infrastructure).

12. Approval of Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Amendment No. 4 (Management and Budget).

13. Approval of the third amendment to the Agreement for Construction Management with Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. for the public safety facilities and centralized communications center (Real Estate Management).

14. Other administrative matters.


15. Authority for the County Attorney to initiate litigation in the case of Pinellas County, et al. on behalf of Pinellas County Animal Services v. Dorothy Yeakle – County Civil Case No. 14-001978-CO – Action for Compliance with an Order for Care Involving Animals.

16. Miscellaneous.
Update regarding East Lake Recreation Municipal Service Taxing Unit and East Lake Fire District.


deferred To April 15, 2014 BCC Meeting
17. Project Development and Environment Overview/Dunedin Causeway Bridge.

deferred To April 15, 2014 BCC Meeting
18. Flood Insurance Legislation Update.


19. Approval of reappointments to the Economic Development Council.

20. County Attorney Annual Performance Review.

Item 20 Supplement *Published 04-01-14 2:45PM

21. Miscellaneous.

a. Approval of appointments to the Housing Finance Authority. Approved

b. Commissioner Justice, re appointment to the Youth Advisory Council Approved

Additional County Commission Miscellaneous Items to be brought forward at the April 8, 2014 Work Session.



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Items may be taken out of order by the Chair.

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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 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 20 minutes.

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