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

Regular Public Meeting October 21, 2014 2:03 P.M. Printable version

AGENDA

Agenda Revisions *posted 10-20-14 1:44 PM

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 Captain Zach Bell from the Salvation Army in Clearwater

Pledge of Allegiance

I. PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Community Water Wise Award

Social Enterprise Week Proclamation

Pro Bono Proclamation

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

Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school excellence, Greenlight Pinellas.
Ken Burke, Seminole, re domestic violence.
Jason Aquilar, Clearwater, re Belleview Biltmore.
David Ballard Geddis Jr., Palm Harbor, re Pinellas County Government.
Greg Pound, Largo, re The State of Florida.

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

Approved
1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 11, 2014.

Approved
2. Reports received for filing:

a. Juvenile Welfare Board Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/2015 Budget.

b. Dock Fee Report for the month of September 2014.

Approved
3. Vouchers and bills paid:

a. $31,045,852.09 from August 24 to August 30, 2014.

b. $8,997,765.68 from August 31 to September 6, 2014.

c. $9,893,031.53 from September 7 to September 13, 2014.

d. $12,212,707.68 from September 14 to September 20, 2014.

e. $14,735,608.26 from September 21 to September 27, 2014.

Approved
4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

City of Dunedin Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing regarding proposed Ordinance No. 14-23 to be held December 4, 2014, annexing certain property.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

5. Receipt and file reports of:

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

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

See Item No. 11
c. Administrative budget amendments from July 1 to September 30, 2014 (Management and Budget).

Approved
d. Law Enforcement Trust Fund from July 1 to September 30, 2014 (Management and Budget).

Approved
6. Approval of acceptance of grant awards with: (Health and Community Services)

a. United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a cooperative agreement to support navigators in federally facilitated and state partnership marketplaces.

b. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration for the Mobile Medical Unit.

See Item No. 11
7. Approval of acceptance of grant award with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Supplemental Second Chance Act Grant for the re-entry court project (Safety and Emergency Services).

See Item No. 11
8. Approval of an award of bid with Ceres Environmental Services, Inc., DRC Emergency Services, LLC and T.R.F., Inc. for disaster debris monitoring and management consulting services (Solid Waste).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
9. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Frank Ignizio v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 14-006983-CI-19 - Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

Approved
10. Receipt and file of trust agreement approval.

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IV. REGULAR AGENDA

Items Nos. 5c and 7 Approved; Item No. 8 Deferred
11. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Health and Community Services

Approved
12. Approval of a contract with the State of Florida, Department of Health, for operation of the Pinellas County Health Department.

Dr. Claude Dharamraj, Director, Pinellas County Health Department, presented information relating to influenza and ebola.

Approved
13. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Health Program Interlocal Agreement with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County for administrative changes and oversight of the Specialty Provider network.

Approved
14. Approval of an amendment to the grant application with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration for capital construction of the Bayside Health Clinic.

Planning and Development Services

Approved Public Hearing to be held 12/16/2014
15. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for proposed amendments to the Downtown Historic Palm Harbor Master Plan (companion item no. 16).

Approved
16. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for proposed amendments to the Land Development Code amending the Old Palm Harbor-Downtown zoning district (companion item no. 15)

Deleted from Agenda
17. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 118 of the Pinellas County Code to create an economic development ad valorem tax exemption process.

Approved
18. Approval of Grant Funding Agreements with Raytheon Company in the amount of:

a. $240,000 for Project B3102357477.

b. $400,000 for Project B3102357611.

Other Departments

Approved
19. Approval of purchase authorization through various contracts for heavy and light duty vehicles and equipment (Real Estate Management).

Approved
20. Approval of a state funding agreement with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, on behalf of the Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory, for FY 2015 forensic services (Safety and Emergency Services).

Deferred – Special Meeting to be held 11/3/2014
21. Approval of a service agreement with Covanta Projects, LLC for the Waste to Energy facility operation (Solid Waste).

None
22. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
23. Authority for the County Attorney to initiate litigation on behalf of Melissa Wiltshire in the claim of Melissa Wiltshire v. Avalon at Clearwater Condominium Association, Inc. - HUD Case #04-13-0510-8; PC Case #13-014 – Allegations of housing discrimination.

None
24. Miscellaneous.

 

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Economic Development Authority

Approved
25. Approval to declare parcels surplus and grant authority to sell the Young-Rainey STAR Center.

Approved
26. Approval of the first amendment to the Economic Development funding agreement with STAR-TEC Enterprises, Inc. for office relocation.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

Approved
27. Expanded dental services proposal.

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None
II b. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
– (Continued) (General Business)

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
28. Approval of reappointments to the Greater Seminole Special Recreation District.

Approved
29. Approval of an appointment to the Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board.

30. Chair appointments up to December 31, 2014.

Informational item, no action required.

31. Discussion of Board policy regarding public comment.

City of St. Petersburg policy re public comment will be reviewed.

32. Miscellaneous.

Approved
Approval of appointments to the Tourist Development Council.

The members thanked Commissioners Latvala and Roche for their service to Pinellas County and wished them well in future endeavors; whereupon, Commissioners Latvala and Roche expressed their appreciation to colleagues, staff, and citizens.

 

a. Chairman Seel congratulated Tax Collector Diane Nelson on receiving the Legacy Award from the Florida Tax Collectors Association.
b. Commissioner Morroni congratulated Commissioner Welch on receiving the Commissioner of the Year award from Doctors of Osteopathy.

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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.

6:03 P.M.

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

Approved
33. Proposed ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Pinellas County Code relating to animal services and the unlawful restraint of dogs and cats.

Approved
34. Proposed ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Pinellas County Code relating to animal services and the trap, neuter, vaccinate and return activities for community cats.

Approved
35. Proposed ordinance relating to conflicts of interest for appointed advisory board members (companion item no. 36)

Approved
36. Adoption of a resolution amending the Boards, Councils and Committees policies (regular agenda item) (Companion item no. 35).

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

Approved
a. Q Z/LU-13-7-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 1.28 acres located on the north side of CR 95, 820 feet east of U.S. Highway 19, Palm Harbor (street address being: 6951 CR 95), Page 586 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 07, Township 28, Range 16, from E-1, Estate Residential to RPD-7.5, Residential Planned Development, 7.5 units per acre upon application of Peter C. Krauser through Bruce Danielson, Belleair Capital Group, LLC, Representative; and a proposed ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map of Pinellas County, Florida by changing the Land Use designation of approximately 1.28 acres located on the north side of CR 95, 820 feet east of U.S. Highway 19, Palm Harbor (street address being: 6951 CR 95) located in Section 07, Township 28, Range 16, from Residential Low to Residential Urban, providing for other modifications that may arise from review of this ordinance at the public hearing and/or with other responsible parties and providing an effective date.

Approved
b. Q CU-16-8-14
Proposed resolution for a Conditional Use to allow the dispensing of alcoholic beverages outdoors in conjunction with a fraternal organization (American Legion Cross Bayou Post 252) on approximately 1.8 acres located on the north side of Park Boulevard, 500 feet west of 113th Street North (street address: 11433 Park Boulevard, Seminole), Page 279 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 28, Township 30, Range 15, upon application of American Legion Cross Bayou Post 252.

Approved
c. Q Z-18-9-14
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification of approximately 0.28 acre located on the west side of 13th Avenue South, 250 feet south of Main Street, in the unincorporated area of Safety Harbor (street address being: 215 13th Avenue South), Page 652 of the Zoning Atlas, as being in Section 04, Township 29, Range 16, from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential, to R-3, Single Family Residential, upon application of Meteor Mop Up, Inc., c/o John Jablonski.

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Approved
38. Proposed ordinance amending the Coastal Management Element of the Comprehensive Plan (second public hearing).

Approved Subject to Second Public Hearing
39. Proposed ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan to repeal Transportation Concurrency and to establish policies for a Mobility Management System to manage the traffic impacts of development projects (companion item no. 40) (first public hearing).

Approved Subject to Second Public Hearing
40. Proposed ordinance amending the Land Development Code to establish a Mobility Management System (companion item no. 39) (first public hearing).

Approved Subject to Second Public Hearing to be held on November 18, 2014
41. Proposed ordinance amending the Pinellas County Code creating regulations to govern the provision of temporary emergency housing following a disaster (first public hearing).

Approved
42. Proposed ordinance adopting an interlocal service boundary agreement with nine municipalities in Pinellas County providing for voluntary annexation of non-contiguous property within an enclave.

ADJOURNMENT
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- 6:55 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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