Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|May 6, 2014||9:34 A.M.||Printable version|
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.
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
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 (Deferred from the March 18, 2014 CPA Public Hearing; to be withdrawn).
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.
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.
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
III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Middle School Excellence.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Truth.
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
4. Reports to be Received for Filing:
6. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
7. Approval of award of bids with: (Environment and Infrastructure)
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).
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
12. Receipt and file of:
V. REGULAR AGENDA
15. Other administrative matters.
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority
Housing Finance Authority (HFA)
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
|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.|
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.
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.