Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|April 15, 2014||2:04 P.M.||Printable version|
ITEM NO. 26 ADDRESSED AT THIS TIME
Commissioner Welch moved, seconded by Commissioner Long and carried, that the contract of County Administrator Robert S. LaSala be terminated without cause.
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. Items may be taken out of order by the Chair.
Pledge of Allegiance
Drinking Water Week Proclamation
Healthy Kids Day Proclamation
External Auditor Audit Results for year ended September 30, 2013
II. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Marc McMenamin, St. Petersburg, re waste to energy.
Roberta Hosken, Clearwater, re Kent Place road flooding.
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste.
Dennis Adair, Tierra Verde, re Fort De Soto maintenance.
Edward A. Sambriski, Palm Harbor, re Bee Pond Road and Parcel F (speaking for group of five).
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re education excellence.
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
2. Reports to be received for filing:
4. Miscellaneous items to be received for filing:
a. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8547-14 through 8549-14 and 8552-14 through 8563-14 amending the Annexation, Land Use Plan, and the Zoning Atlas; public hearings to be held May 1, 2014.
b. City of Clearwater Notice of Intent to Consider an Amendment to the Existing Development Agreement with Clearwater Grande LLC for property located at 655 Gulfview Boulevard; public hearing held April 3, 2014.
Environment and Infrastructure
5. Approval of award of bids to:
6. Approval of a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for construction of Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation System (ATMS/ITS) operational improvements on U.S. Highway 19 from 49th Street North to 126th Avenue North.
7. Receipt and file reports of:
8. Adoption of a resolution to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 General Fund Budget for grant revenues to the Sheriff’s Office (Management and Budget).
9. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the Case of John Reyner and Monika Reyner v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-001865-CI-19 – Allegations of Permitting Prohibited Discharge or Polluted Conditions.
IV. REGULAR AGENDA
Environment and Infrastructure
11. Approval of Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement, Memorandum of Agreement and a Resolution with the FDOT for utility relocation, S.R. 688 (Ulmerton Road) from east of 49th Street North to west of 38th Street North.
12. Adoption of a resolution authorizing approval of a Transportation Regional Incentive Program Agreement with the FDOT for ATMS/ITS construction activities along State Road 693 (66th Street/Pasadena) from U.S. Highway 19 to State Road 699 (Gulf Boulevard).
13. Approval of the First Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tarpon Springs for the design and construction of the Whitcomb and Kreamer Bayous hurricane and storm damage reduction project.
TO NEXT MEETING (MAY 6, 2014)
16. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement for creation of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (Planning and Development Services).
19. Other administrative matters.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||County Administrator annual performance review.||Addressed earlier in meeting.|
|b.||Commissioner Roche||(1) moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that the property taxes on the Cross Bar/Al Bar Ranch be paid, the tax certificate be secured, and discussion go forward codifying the Board’s position
(2) re restrictions on the sale or conveyance of Al Bar or Cross Bar Ranches in Pinellas County – Item will not be included on a future agenda.
|c.||Commissioner Justice||re next steps and chain of command with respect to the departure of Administrator LaSala; Chairman Seel to address.|
|d.||Commissioner Long||re appointment of a designee for the open County Administrator position; members will have input, but the matter does not require a vote.|
|e.||Commissioner Morroni||wished the public a Happy Easter and Sacred Passover.|
|f.||Commissioner Welch||echoed the comments of Commissioner Morroni.|
|g.||Chairman Seel||re Bayside Heath Clinic.|
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.
V. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS
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 this agenda copy for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
28. Petition to Vacate submitted by Daniel and Nancy Riese for a portion of St. Louis Avenue right-of-way in the W.V. Futrell’s Subdivision (Legislative Hearing) (Deferred from the March 18, 2014 Board Meeting) (Petition Withdrawn by Applicant).
29. Proposed ordinance amending the Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan, modifying the Institutional (I) Future Land Use Map (FLUM) category and the Additional Standards section of the FLUM category descriptions and rules.
30. Planning and zoning applications heard by the Local Planning Agency (Quasi-Judicial hearings are noted with a “Q” Prefix):
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 20 acres located on the southeast corner of C.R. 39 and Fisher Road, Palm Harbor, Page 607 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 18, Township 28, Range 16, from R-R, Rural Residential, to R-1, Single Family Residential, upon application of Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., through Alexis Crespo, AICP, Representative (Second Public Hearing).
ADJOURNMENT – 6:22 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.