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

May 6, 2014 9:34 A.M. Printable version

AGENDA

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 Assembly Room. At the scheduled section of the meeting when the item is before the Board of County Commissioners (Board), the Chair 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.

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

I. PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS

Older American’s Month Proclamation

World Trade Month Proclamation

Employee Appreciation Week Proclamation

Emergency Management Services (EMS) Week Proclamation

EMS Professionals of the Year Presentations

II. 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 end of the agenda for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY (CPA)

Proposals to amend the adopted Countywide Future Land Use Plan:

1. Regular Amendments

withdrawn
a. Case CW 14-07 – City of St. Petersburg (continued from March 18, 2014 CPA Public Hearing)
7.3 acres more or less (mol), generally located on the northeast corner of 34th Street North and 13th Avenue North; Amendment from Industrial Limited and Water/Drainage Feature to Planned Redevelopment – Mixed Use. (Deferred from the March 18, 2014 CPA Public Hearing; to be withdrawn).

Approved
b. Case CW 14-11 – City of Pinellas Park
3.1 acres mol, located at 7600 78th Avenue North; Amendment from Residential Urban to Residential Medium.

Approved
c. Case CW 14-12 – City of Clearwater
1.4 acres mol, located at 2730 Curlew Road; Amendment from Residential Urban to Residential Low Medium.

Approved
d. Case CW 14-13 – Pinellas County
4.8 acres mol, located at 2355 Nebraska Avenue; Amendment from Institutional to Residential/Office General.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Approved as Amended
2. Proposed ordinance amending Section 118-32(a)(1)(e) of the Pinellas County Code relating to the Tourist Development Plan and adoption of proposed capital funding guidelines.

III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Middle School Excellence.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Truth.

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IV. 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
3. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 1, 2014.

Approved
4. Reports to be Received for Filing:

a. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Special-Purpose Financial Statements, September 30, 2013, with summarized financial information for the year ended September 30, 2012.

b City of Oldsmar Community Redevelopment Agency 2013/14 Annual Report.

c. City of Safety Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Year 2012/13 Annual Report.

d. Southwest Florida Water Management District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013 (CD).

e. Dock Fee Report for the month of March 2014.

f. Quarterly Report of Routine Dock and Dredge/Fill Permits issued from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

5. Vouchers and Bills – None.

Approved
6. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8527-14 and 8530-14 adopted February 6, 2014, and Ordinance No. 8537-14 adopted March 6, 2014, annexing certain properties.

b. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing held April 24, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinance No. 3879 voluntarily annexing certain property.

c. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing to be held May 8, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinance No. 3880 voluntarily annexing certain property.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

7. Approval of award of bids with: (Environment and Infrastructure)

Approved
a. Wharton-Smith, Inc. for clarifier reconditioning at South Cross Water Reclamation Facility.

Approved
b. Allied Universal Corporation for sodium hypochlorite – liquid 12.2 trade percent.

Approved
c. Harn R/O Systems, Inc. for Rocide IS2 Non-Oxidizing (Biocide).

Approved
d. WPC Industrial Contractors, LLC for North Water Booster Pump Station Modifications.

Approved
8. Approval to declare surplus and authorize the sale of miscellaneous County owned equipment (Real Estate Management/Safety and Emergency Services).

Approved
9. Receipt and file of summary of commercial insurance coverages renewed for March 1, 2014 (Risk Management).

Approved
10. Approval of a scrivener’s error correction for renewal of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Emergency Medical Services Authority d/b/a Sunstar (Safety and Emergency Services).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
11. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Monja Djordjic v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 14-002446-CI-08 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Countywide Planning Authority

Approved
12. Receipt and file of:

a. Minor Plan Change: Case CW 10-21 (SAP Change No. 1-2014) – City of Tarpon Springs.

b. Amended Development Agreement: Case CW 10-11 – City of Clearwater.

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V. REGULAR AGENDA

None
13. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

Approved
14. Approval of a Purchase Authorization with NDL, LLC for landscape maintenance services (Parks and Conservation Resources).

None
15. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

None
16. Miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

Approved
17. Approval of appointments to the EMS Advisory Council.

Housing Finance Authority (HFA)

Approved
18. Adoption of a resolution approving intent of the HFA to proceed with the financing of a multifamily residential rental housing project through issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, in a principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

19. None.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
20. Approval of compensation agreement for Interim County Administrator Mark S. Woodard.

Approved
21. Process and timeline for hiring next County Administrator.

22. Miscellaneous.

Approved
a. Approval of Health and Human Services Coordinating Council Board Members.

b. Commissioner Welch reported that the Fire Operations Exercise has been rescheduled to June 14.
c. Commissioner Morroni announced he was happy to be back.
d. Commissioner Latvala related that Florida Association of Counties Past President Guy Maxcy passed away unexpectedly last week.
e. Commissioner Long happy that the legislative session has concluded.

reported she attended the Kingfish Tournament Kickoff in Madeira Beach last Thursday.
f. Commissioner Justice attended Tourism Week celebration at Gulfport Casino.
g. Commissioner Roche

echoed the comments of Commissioner Long re the legislative session having concluded.

kudos to the Clearwater High School and Clearwater Fire Department on annual demonstration of drunk driving and prom.

thanked Pastor Murphy for celebrating the 7/7 prayer event at Gibbs High School.

 

ADJOURNMENT – 11:26 A.M.
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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.

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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 the entire case in 20 minutes.

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