Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Regular Public Meeting||May 20, 2014||2:04 P.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
Civility Month Proclamation
National Public Works Week Proclamation
American Public Works Association Awards
Safe Boating Week Proclamation
Creative Pinellas Presentation
Tampa Bay Water Presentation
II. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re reclaimed water violates 13th amendment.
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school 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:
$86,580,000 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2003.
$25,205,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2006.
$59,510,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012.
c. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-13 dated May 7, 2014 – Audit of Health & Community Services’ Community Help and Electronic Data Application System (CHEDAS).
a. $27,193,089.96 from February 23 to March 1, 2014.
b. $65,097,315.60 from March 2 to March 8, 2014.
c. $19,088,257.74 from March 9 to March 15, 2014.
d. $8,970,714.13 from March 16 to March 22, 2014.
e. $22,993,623.39 from March 23 to March 29, 2014.
f. $42,099,070.56 from March 30 to April 5, 2014.
g. $10,626,526.28 from April 6 to April 12, 2014.
4. Miscellaneous items to be received for filing:
Environment and Infrastructure
5. Approval of award of bids with:
See Item No. 11
6. Approval of ranking of firms and authority for staff to proceed with phase two of the competitive process with the two highest ranked firms for operation of the Waste to Energy Facility.
7. Receipt and file of:
8. Adoption of resolutions to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in FY 2014 (Management and Budget):
9. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Reliable Septic & Sewer, Inc., and M&D Grease Disposal, Inc. v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-002723-CI-13 – Allegations of Antitrust, Harassment, Negligence and Slander.
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS
Emergency Medical Services Authority
IV. REGULAR AGENDA
Environment and Infrastructure
13. Approval of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE) goals and priorities and project selection and ranking process.
Planning and Development Services
22. Recommendation to grant approval for the Interim County Administrator to execute the Joint Motion to Reopen Case and Joint Motion for Partial Dissolution in the case of United States of America v. Pinellas County, et al. Middle District Case No. 80-cv-849.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||Commissioner Roche||re Alternate 19 traffic issues.|
|b.||Commissioner Seel||will take Alternate 19 traffic issue to next Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting.|
|c.||Commissioner Justice||congratulated Keith Overton at Tradewinds Resort for launch of new venture with the Guy Harvey Outpost.|
|d.||Commissioner Long||is half way through the Florida Association of Counties certification program. attended the International Town Hall Meeting in Tampa in conjunction with Pinellas County Economic Development. related that Rhonda Abbott is the Chief Executive Officer for the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board.|
|e.||Commissioner Morroni||thanked David Scott and staff for work done at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Received an “all clear” from Moffett Cancer Center.|
|f.||Commissioner Welch||re special event functions in municipalities.|
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.
Youth Advisory Council Graduation Certificates.
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 this agenda copy for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
ADJOURNMENT – 6:16 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.