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

Regular Public Meeting June 3, 2014 9:30 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

Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards

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 back of this agenda copy for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Approved
1. Proposed ordinance amending Section 2-88 of the Pinellas County Code relating to the regulation of former appointed officials and employees of Pinellas County.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY

Proposals to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:

2. Subthreshold Amendment:

Approved
Case CW 14-14 – Pinellas County
0.4 acres more or less (mol), located at 2335 Evans Road; amendment from Residential Low Medium to Residential/Office Limited.

3. Regular Amendments:

Approved
a. Case CW 14-15 – City of Seminole
1.7 acres mol, located at 9753 Seminole Boulevard; amendment from Preservation with Water/Drainage Feature Overlay to Residential Urban.

Approved
b. Case CW 14-16 – City of St. Petersburg
6.1 acres 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.

III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Jason Lesser, Clearwater, re drainage Kent Place
Roberta Hosken, Largo, re Eldedro storm water
Carol Worth, Clearwater, re pollution – easements
Mark Franklin, Unincorporated Largo, re tree hazzard
Tom Rask, Unincorporated Seminole, re general comments
Marie Schoenrock, Oldsmar, re water rights
Lenora Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Pinellas Driver’s License journey
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste
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

Approved
4. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 6, 2014.

Approved
5. Reports to be Received for Filing:

a. Division of Inspector General, Audit Services, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-14 dated May 13, 2014 – Follow-Up Audit of Non-Engineering Consulting Contracts.

b. Housing Finance Authority Resolution No. 2014-04 adopting and approving an amended Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Operating Budget.

c. City of Belleair Beach Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the FY ended September 30, 2013.

d. City of Tarpon Springs Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the FY ended September 30, 2013, together with Schedules of Revenues and Expenditures of the Fire and EMS Departments.

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

Approved
6. Vouchers and Bills:

a. $16,320,389.91 from April 13 to April 19, 2014.

b. $17,016,743.45 from April 20 to April 26, 2014.

c. $37,239,617.39 from April 27 to May 3, 2014.

Approved
7. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Pinellas Park Notice of Public Hearing held May 22, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinance No. 3882 voluntarily annexing certain property.

b. Correspondence from the City of Pinellas Park regarding a proposed ordinance voluntarily annexing certain property; public hearing held May 22, 2014.

c. City of Safety Harbor Ordinances Nos. 2014-06 and 2014-05 adopted April 21, 2014 and May 5, 2014, respectively, annexing certain property.

d. City of Clearwater Public Hearing Notices of Annexation, Land Use Plan and Zoning Atlas amendments regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8558-14 through 8560-14 and 8564-14 through 8566-14; public hearings to be held June 5, 2014.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Management and Budget

Approved
8. Adoption of a resolution appropriating earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2014 Capital Projects Fund for Culture and Recreation.

Approved
9. Approval of FY 2014 Budget Amendments Nos. 6 and 7.

Other Departments

Approved
10. Approval of a revised memorandum of agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for utility relocation at S.R. 688 (Ulmerton Road) from east of 49th Street North to west of 38th Street North (Environment and Infrastructure).

Approved
11. Approval of final Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Expansion Grant program report for February 22, 2011 through February 21, 2014 (Safety and Emergency Services).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
12. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Harrison County, Mississippi v. State of Florida, et al. - Southern District of Mississippi Case No. 1:14-CV-00050-LG-JMR – Recovery of Costs and Expenses.

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AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Housing Finance Authority

Approved
13. Approval of 2013 Annual Reports for the:

a. Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County.

b. Pinellas Community Housing Trust Fund Program.

V. REGULAR AGENDA

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

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Planning and Development Services

Approved
15. Adoption of a resolution delegating limited powers to the City of St. Petersburg City Council for redevelopment in the Southside St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area.

Approved
16. Adoption of two resolutions approving Project B4030352160 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target Industry tax refund program.

Approved
17. Adoption of a resolution placing an economic development ad valorem tax exemption referendum question on the August 26, 2014 general election ballot.

Other Departments

Approved Public Hearing to be held June 24, 2014
18. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for the Pinellas County Consortium FY 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan for federal funding (Health and Community Services).

Approved
19. Approval of a purchase authorization pursuant to the pricing, terms and conditions of the National Joint Powers Alliance for heavy and light duty vehicles (Real Estate Management).

Approved
20. Approval of a contractual services agreement with the Office of the State Courts Administrator for the Adult Post-Adjudicatory Drug Court Expansion operations (Safety and Emergency Services).

Public Hearing to be held June 24, 2014
21. Other administrative matters:

a. Announcement of a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) public hearing on behalf of the Pinellas County Industrial Development Authority.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
22. Recommendation to approve the Transit Surtax Interlocal Agreement with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

None
23. Miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Countywide Planning Authority

Approved Public Hearing to be held June 24, 2014 and July 15, 2014
24. Approval of authority to advertise two public hearings regarding proposed amendments to the Countywide Rules.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

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

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

26. Bayside Health Clinic Update.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
27. Approval of an appointment and reappointments to WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors.

Approved
28. Adoption of a resolution opposing increases to truck size or existing weight limitations relating to the impact of structural integrity of the local transportation and infrastructure network.

29. Miscellaneous.

The members expressed condolences for the loss of Judge Cadell, John Stross, and Wayman Bailey.

a. Commissioner Welch re Housing Trust Fund.

re staff’s successful collaboration with cities and others.
b. Commissioner Latvala re German Skills initiative.

announced a new granddaughter.
c. Chairman Seel re Pinellas Community Housing Trust Fund.

ADJOURNMENT – 12:53 P.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.

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