Item 18 *revised 12-01-14 2:15PM
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Public Meeting||December 2, 2014||9:31 A.M.||Printable version|
Persons wishing to speak during the Citizens to be Heard portions 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 David Gill from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Largo.
Pledge of Allegiance
I. PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS - NONE
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.
COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY
Proposal to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:
1. Regular Amendment
Case CW 14-24 (Special Area Plan Adoption 2014) – City of Largo
280.3 acres more or less, located at an area generally centered on the intersection of Ulmerton Road and Seminole Boulevard, generally located on the north and south sides of Ulmerton Road between the Pinellas Trail to the west and 10th Street SE to the east; amendment from Residential Low, Residential Urban, Residential Low Medium, Residential Medium, Residential High, Residential/Office General, Residential/Office/Retail, Commercial Neighborhood, Commercial General, Industrial Limited, Preservation, Recreation/Open Space, Institutional, Transportation/Utility, and Water/Drainage Feature Overlay to Residential Low with Activity Center, Residential Urban with Activity Center, Residential Low Medium with Activity Center, Residential Medium with Activity Center, Residential High with Activity Center, Residential/Office General with Activity Center, Residential/Office/Retail with Activity Center, Commercial Neighborhood with Activity Center, Commercial General with Activity Center, Industrial Limited with Activity Center, Preservation with Activity Center, Recreation/Open Space with Activity Center, Institutional with Activity Center, Transportation/Utility with Activity Center, and Water/Drainage Feature Overlay with Activity Center.
III. a. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD – (New Board-Related Business)
Dawn Bohler, St. Petersburg, re Pinellas County Animal Services/dangerous dogs.
Greg Pound, Largo, re justice for all.
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
3. Reports Received for Filing:
5. Miscellaneous Items Received for Filing:
a. City of Dunedin Resolution No. 14-31 adopted October 23, 2014 requesting that Pinellas County explore amending the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services ALS First Responder Agreement to provide Emergency Medical Services funding for water rescue vessels.
6. Approval of a grant application to the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and adoption of a resolution certifying monies received from the EMS Trust Fund shall be used solely to improve and expand pre-hospital emergency medical services (Emergency Medical Services and Fire Administration).
V. REGULAR AGENDA
to be held 12/16/14
9. 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.
to be held 12/16/14
10. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for a proposed ordinance amending Section 118 of the Pinellas County Code relating to Tourist Development Taxes and the Tourist Development Plan (Convention and Visitors Bureau).
12. Other administrative matters.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
III b. Citizens to be Heard – (Continued) (General Issues)
|a.||Vice-Chairman Morroni||requested that Stephen Watts be reappointed to the Board of Adjustment (BA). Commissioner Welch moved, seconded by Commissioner Long and carried, that the reappointment be approved –
requested that Ronald Schultz be appointed to the Local Planning Agency (LPA). Commissioner Long moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that the appointment be approved –
invited citizens to attend open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Sheriff’s Administration Building and Public Safety Complex at 5:30 P.M. today.
|b.||Commissioner Eggers||moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that Lauralee G. Westine and Alan C. Bomstein be reappointed to the LPA and BA, respectively –
discussed 9-1-1 lightening strike and recent draft report, and Interim Chief of Staff Bruce Moeller provided update; item will be placed on future agenda subsequent to final report.
noted that many holiday events are taking place throughout the County during the month of December.
|c.||Commissioner Long||wished everyone a happy holiday season.|
|d.||Commissioner Gerard||requested that Deborah White and David Brandon be reappointed to the BA and LPA, respectively. Commissioner Eggers moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that the reappointments be approved –
encouraged citizens to visit the Florida Botanical Gardens and view the Holiday Lights.
|e.||Commissioner Welch||wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday.|
ADJOURNMENT – 10:31 A.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.