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

Regular Public Meeting July 15, 2014 2:02 P.M. Printable version


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 by Pastor Anthony McDaniels from Abundant Life Ministries in Largo.

Pledge of Allegiance


Airport Council International-North America Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards

Post Legislative Report


Heriberto Troche, Safety Harbor, re senior capstone project/toy town landfill redevelopment.
James Byers, Clearwater, re Safe Harbor.
Andrea Barlow, Seminole, re anti-tethering ordinance/dog chaining.
Dusty Showers, Oldsmar, re dog chaining.
Marilyn Weaver, Tarpon Springs, re dog chaining.
Renee Rivard, Tampa, re dog chaining.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school excellence.
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste.
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth.


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.


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

2. Reports to be received for filing:

a. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-18 dated June 25, 2014 – Follow-Up Audit of Convention and Visitors Bureau – Operations/Controls.

b. City of Dunedin Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) ended September 30, 2013 (CD).

c. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District Proposed Operating Budget for FY 2015, pursuant to Chapter 190.008(2)(b), Florida Statutes.

d. Dock Fee Report for the month of May 2014.

3. Vouchers and bills:

a. $19,110,062.81 from May 18 to May 24, 2014.

b. $44,909,471.07 from May 25 to May 31, 2014.

See Item No. 11
4. Miscellaneous Items to be received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Notice of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8567-14 through 8569-14 amending the Annexation, Land Use Plan, and Zoning Atlas; public hearings to be held July 17, 2014.

b. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8547-14, 8552-14, 8555-14, and 8561-14 adopted May 1, 2014, annexing certain properties.

c. City of Largo Notice of Public Hearings held July 8, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 2014-46 through 2014-62, 2014-64, and 2014-65 annexing certain property.

d. City of Seminole Ordinances Nos. 02-2014, 04-2014, and 05-2014 adopted May 27, 2014, voluntarily annexing certain property.

e. City of Tarpon Springs Ordinances Nos. 2014-04 and 2014-07 adopted May 6 and May 20, 2014, respectively, annexing certain property.



5. Receipt and file reports of:

a. Non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

b. Procurement items delegated to the County Administrator for the quarter ending June 30, 2014 (Purchasing).

c. Administrative budget amendments from April 1 to June 30, 2014 (Management and Budget).

d. Law Enforcement Trust Fund from April 1 to June 30, 2014 (Management and Budget).

6. Approval of renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with the Sheriff’s Office for fleet maintenance and service (County Administrator).

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

a. Insituform Technologies, Inc. and Layne Inliner, LLC for storm sewer cured-in-place pipelining.

b. Leidos, Inc. for disaster debris monitoring management and consulting services.

c. Kamminga and Roodvoets, Inc. for Wilshire Drive culvert replacement.

8. Adoption of a resolution to appropriate unanticipated receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2014 Tourist Development Council Fund (Management and Budget).


9. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the cases of:

a. Shanna Patterson v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 14-004447-CI-07 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

b. Thomas M. Walsh, Jr., and Patricia Walsh v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-004170-CI-21 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.


Countywide Planning Authority

10. Approval of two Countywide Plan Map adjustments.

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Item No. 4 Approved
11. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).


Environment and Infrastructure

12. Adoption of a resolution for inclusion of beach erosion control projects in the Florida Beach Management Funding Assistance Program FY 2015-16 long range budget plan.

Other Departments

13. Increases to contracts with Quorum Services, LLC and Joe Payne, Inc. for construction inspection services (Building and Development Review Services).

14. Approval of FY 2014 Budget Amendments Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Management and Budget).

15. Approval of novation agreement for congressionally directed award from the U.S. Department of Energy to St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus (Parks and Conservation Resources).

16. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with Pasco and Hernando Counties for establishment of an Industry Certification Training Centers (ICTC) Governing Board and appointments to the ICTC Board (Planning and Development Services).

17. Other administrative matters.


18. Recommendation to approve settlement in the case of Ronald C. Jacobs and Sharon K. Jacobs, individually and as co-trustees of the Jacobs Family Trust - Hillsborough Circuit Civil Case No. 13-CA-009922, Division H – Inverse Condemnation.

19. Miscellaneous. - 7/16 Supplement - EMS Conflict Letter


20. Interim County Administrator FY 2015 Proposed Budget.


21. Approval of appointments and reappointments to the Economic Development Council.

22. Miscellaneous.

The members discussed the County Administrator position. It was the consensus of the Board to close out the applications July 31, 2014 and to bring the matter before the Board for a general discussion.

a. Commissioner Roche congratulated Brad Anderson, Utilities, on his retirement.
b. Commissioner Justice congratulated Hillsborough County for expanding human rights laws.
c. Commissioner Long congratulated her assistant, Mary Scott, on her new position.
d. Commissioner Latvala announced Bryan Desloge, Leon County, was elected as Vice-President of the National Association of Counties.

announced that Oddessy went live yesterday.
e. Commissioner Morroni echoed congratulations to Bryan Desloge.

congratulated Dave DelMonte, Real Estate, on his retirement.
f. Commissioner Welch echoed congratulations to Bryan Desloge.

noted County project accomplishments, including VAB, OPUS, Justice, and Retire the Mainframe.

suggested Commissioners tour the new Public Safety Campus as a group; Bruce Moeller provided input.
g. Chairman Seel congratulated Bob and Becky Griffen on 50th anniversary of Indian Rocks Beach Neighborhood Newsletter.

congratulated Jewel White for being named to Florida Legal Elite.

re protocol for putting items on BCC and work session agendas.

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.

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6:01 P.M.


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.


23. Proposed ordinance amending the Countywide Rules regarding the 60-day review period, legal advertising and public notice requirements (second public hearing).

Proposals to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:

24. Regular Amendments:

a. Case CW 14-17 – City of Largo
5.6 acres more or less (mol), located at 18200 US Highway 19 North; amendment from Residential Low to Residential/Office/Retail.

b. Case CW 14-18 – City of Largo
1.25 acres mol, located at 1260 Donegan Road; amendment from Industrial Limited to Transportation/Utility.


Approved to Transmit to State Planning Agency
25. Proposed ordinance amending the Coastal Management Element of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan (first public hearing).

26. Planning and zoning application heard by the Local Planning Agency (Quasi-Judicial hearings are noted with a “Q” Prefix):

Q Z-11-6-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 4.8 acres located on the east side of Hercules Avenue, 135 feet north of Pinehurst Drive in the unincorporated area of Clearwater (street address: 2289 North Hercules Avenue, Clearwater), Page 144 of the Zoning Atlas, Section 36, Township 28, Range 15, from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential to P/SP, Public/Semi-Public, upon application of Global Family Fellowship, Inc., c/o Nick Panico.

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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 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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