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

Regular Public Meeting September 23, 2014 2:00 PM Printable version


Revisions *posted 09-22-14 2:45PM

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 Reverend Eric Eichinger from Bethel Lutheran Church in Clearwater.

Pledge of Allegiance


National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims Proclamation

Manufacturing Day Proclamation

Fire Prevention Week Proclamation

Fire Professional Awards of the Year:

Emergency Fire Dispatcher
Fire Professional
Special Operations Team

II. a. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD – (New Board-Related Business)

Ron Russell, St. Petersburg, re mediation.
John Hood, Belleair, re 1st Amendment.
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas County Government.


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 August 19, 2014.

2. Reports received for filing:

See Item No. 12
a. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-23 dated July 11, 2014 – Audit of Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communications Center.

b. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-29 dated August 28, 2014 – Audit of Building & Development Permit Revenue, Collection and Allocation.

c. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2014-30 dated August 28, 2014 – Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County Mosquito Control.

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

3. Vouchers and Bills Paid:

a. $10,634,282.64 from August 10 to August 16, 2014.

b. $12,084.415.09 from August 17 to August 23, 2014.

4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8581-14 through 8583-14 and 8588-14 through 8590-14 amending the Annexation, Land Use Plan, and Zoning Atlas; and Notices of Intent to Consider Development Agreements (2) regarding Resolutions Nos. 14-25 and 14-29; public hearings held September 4 and to be held October 2, 2014.

b. City of Dunedin Notice of Public Hearing regarding proposed Ordinance No. 14-23 to be held November 20, 2014, annexing certain property.

c. City of Pinellas Park Notices of Public Hearings to be held September 25, 2014, regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 3902 through 3905 voluntarily annexing certain property.

d. Safety Harbor Ordinance No. 2014-13 adopted September 3, 2014, annexing certain property.

e. Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Schedules of Meetings and a map depicting the District’s boundaries.

f. Tampa Bay Water Board meeting calendar and budget schedule for the year 2015.


Environment and Infrastructure

5. Approval of an award of bid with David Nelson Construction Company for Tier 2 stormwater improvements at the Airport.

6. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Grant Agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Sand Key Beach Nourishment Project.

7. Approval of a grant application with SWFWMD for the Lake Seminole Sediment Removal Phase II Project.

Other Departments

8. Receipt and file of non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator for approval (County Administrator).

9. Adoption of a resolution appropriating earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in FY 2014 General Fund Budget for various grants and other revenues to the Sheriff’s Office (Management and Budget).

10. Approval of a Cooperative Agreement with SWFWMD for the Mobbly Bayou Habitat Restoration Project (Parks and Conservation Resources).

11. Approval to declare surplus and authorize the sale of miscellaneous County-owned equipment (Real Estate Management).

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Item No. 2a Approved
12. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).


Environment and Infrastructure

13. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

14. Approval of a lease with the U.S. Government for Transportation Security Administration space in the Airport terminal building.

15. Approval of final agreement with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. for consultant services for Airport improvement projects.

Health and Community Services

16. Approval of the Community Home Care Medical Services Agreement with Baycare Home Care, Inc. for the Pinellas County Health Program.

17. Approval of hospital provider agreements with Baycare Health Systems, Inc., Bayfront HMA Medical Center, LLC. and Tarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital North Pinellas for the Pinellas County Health Program.

18. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County for authorized clients of the Pinellas County Health Program.

19. Approval of authority for the County Administrator to approve and execute agreements for the Medicaid Low Income Pool Program.

20. Approval of final agreements with Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. and Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation for administration of housing programs.

Safety and Emergency Services

21. Approval of final agreements with Curaparr Corporation, d/b/a Center for Rational Living, Wayne A. Grosnick and Associates, PA, d/b/a Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Consultants and Westcare Gulfcoast-Florida, Inc. for adult drug court treatment programs.

22. Approval of the recommendation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for distribution of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Funds for FY 2015.

Other Departments

23. Approval of FY 2014 Budget Amendment No. 17 for the Board of County Commissioners (Management and Budget).

Approved Public Hearing to be held 10/21//2014
24. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance to adopt an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement with nine municipalities (Planning and Development Services).

25. Approval of a lease agreement with the Palm Harbor Historical Society for the Palm Harbor Historical Museum (Real Estate Management).

26. Other administrative matters.


27. Recommendation to reject the proposal for settlement in the case of Thomas Lee Craft v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 13-011619-CI.

28. Miscellaneous.


Fire Protection Authority

29. Approval of the Master Fire Protection Services Agreement with eight municipalities providing fire protection service in ten fire districts (deferred from September 11, 2014 Board meeting).


30. Follow up regarding Surface Water Assessments and Fees.

31. Board appointment process.


II b. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD – (Continued) (General Business)


32. Approval of appointments to the Economic Development Council.

Approved (Morroni elected Vice-Chairman for 11/18/14 – 12/31/14; vote for 2015 officers deferred)
33. Selection of the 2014 Vice-Chairman and the 2015 Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

34. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Welch expressed condolences to the family of Robert Creal.
b. Commissioner Morroni expressed condolences to the family of Pat Bell.
c. Commissioner Long extended sympathy and prayers to the Brian Battaglia family.

announced she will discuss the Florida Association of Counties conference at the next meeting.
d. Commissioner Justice moved, seconded by Commissioner Long and carried, that Madison Blake be appointed as the Youth Advisory Committee representative for Parks and Conservation Resources – Approved

announced Pinellas County is a Certified Local Government for Historic Preservation.
e. Commissioner Roche re possible candidates to sit on boards he will be vacating in November.
f. Chairman Seel attended the Historic Preservation Summit last week.

announced salary of Administrator Mark Woodard has been negotiated retroactive to August 5, 2014, noting he will receive an annual salary of $235,000, no car allowance and no deferred compensation; moved by Commissioner Roche, seconded by Commissioner Long and carried – Approved

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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6:03 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.


35. Petition to Vacate submitted by Gregory and Linda Mazzei for a portion of a drainage and utility easement located in Lot 6, Leona Heights, First Addition Subdivision (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

36. Proposed ordinance amending Article V of Chapter 86 of the Pinellas County Code relating to public health and safety and high prescribing health clinics.

37. Proposed resolutions to adopt final millages and budgets for FY 2015 (second public hearing).

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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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