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

Public Meeting April 7, 2015 1:01 P.M. Printable version

Public Participation

Persons wishing to speak during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the agenda or regarding Regular Agenda items and Public Hearing items must complete a comment 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 Chairman 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 four or more individuals, who are present, should limit their presentation to 10 minutes.  Items may be taken out of order by the Chairman.

Invocation by Reverend Anthony Johnson from the Unitarian Universalist Church in Clearwater

Pledge of Allegiance

I. PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

“Playing on Water” Dolphin Recognition

Coyotes presentation by Angeline Scotten, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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 Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) resolution authorizing TEFRA approval of issuance of not-to-exceed $9,500,000 Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015 on behalf of Shorecrest Preparatory School, Inc.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY

Proposal to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:

Approved
2. Subthreshold Amendment – Case CW 15-7 – City of Clearwater
2.1 acres more or less, located at the southwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and 4th Avenue South; amendment from Residential Suburban to Residential Low and Residential Low Medium.

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III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school excellence.
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re reclaimed water/14th Amendment.
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste.

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
3. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 10, 2015.

Approved
4. Reports received for filing:

a. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-04 dated March 5, 2015 – Follow-Up Audit of Justice and Consumer Services’ Justice Coordination Programs.

b. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2014.

c. Pinellas Planning Council Basic Financial Statements and Regulatory Reports (annual audit) for the year ended September 30, 2014.

d. Tampa Bay Water Annual Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year (FY) ended September 30, 2014.

e. Dock Fee Report for the month of February 2015.

Approved
5. Vouchers and bills paid – None.

Approved
6. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District Resolution No. 2015-01 adopted February 17, 2015, fixing the rate of non-ad valorem assessments in compliance with the Charter of the District.

b. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8635-15, 8638-15, 8641-15, 8644-15, 8647-15, 8651-15, and 8674-15 adopted February 5, 2015, annexing certain property.

c. City of Seminole Ordinance No. 01-2015 adopted February 24, 2015, relating to nuisances.

d. Notification by Homeowners Association of Highland Lakes, Inc. of its 2015 Board of Directors.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

See Item No. 11
7. Approval of an award of bid to David Nelson Construction Company for remote parking lot expansion at the St.Pete-Clearwater International Airport (Airport).

Approved
8. Adoption of a resolution appropriating earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2015 general fund budget for Economic Development (Management and Budget).

Approved
9. Approval of an award of bid to Traffic Control Devices, Inc. for Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation System devices along U.S. Highway 19 from 49th Street North to 126th Avenue North (Public Works).

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Housing Finance Authority

Approved
10. Approval of receipt and file of the 2014 annual reports for the:

a. Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County.

b. Pinellas Community Housing Trust Fund Program.

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V. REGULAR AGENDA

Item No. 7 Approved
11. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Departments

Management and Budget

Approved
12. Approval of FY 2015 Budget Amendments Nos. 4 and 5.

Approved

13. Adoption of a resolution reallocating reserves for future years in the FY 2015 Fire Districts Fund for the Seminole Fire District.

Public Works

Approved
14. Approval of first and final term extension with Tom’s Sod Services, Inc. for sod materials and installation services (Co-op).

Approved
15. Adoption of the Pinellas County Program for Public Information Planning Document in support of the County’s participation in the Community Rating System Program.

Other Departments

Approved
16. Approval of the Transportation Incentive Program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the C.R. 694 (Park Boulevard) and Park Street/Starkey Road Intersection Improvement Program from 84th Lane North to 82nd Avenue North (Engineering and Technical Support).

Approved
17. Approval of an appointment to the Construction Pre-Qualification Committee representing the American Institute of Architects – Tampa Bay (Purchasing).

None
18. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
19. Authority for the County Attorney to initiate litigation in the case of Pinellas County v. Mike Wells, as Pasco County Property Appraiser; Mike Fasano, as Pasco County Tax Collector; and Marshal Stranburg, as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue – seeking declaratory and injunctive relief concerning Pinellas County-owned land in Pasco County.

Approved
20. Miscellaneous.
Attorney Bennett thanked Managing Assistant County Attorney Donald Crowell for finding a software solution for the County Attorney’s Office.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

21. Charter Review Commission:

a. Overview.

Approved
b. County Commissioner appointment.
Commissioner Long appointed to serve on the Charter Review Commission.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
22. Approval of an appointment to the WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors.

Approved
23. Miscellaneous.

a.         Commissioner Justice

announced that Youth Advisory Committee held a mock County Commission meeting and offered an archive on disk to Commissioners for viewing; thanked staff for their efforts in making it a great experience for participants.

b.         Commissioner Long

discussed value of today’s meeting with Federal Legislative Delegation and encouraged Board to pursue more partnering opportunities; thanked Intergovernmental Liaison Mary Scott Hardwick for coordinating meeting.

discussed value of recent New Ideas Symposium and commended Commissioner Welch on his presentation.

c.         Commissioner Eggers

echoed earlier comments re joint Delegation meeting and New Ideas Symposium.

discussed conversation with a citizen re future of downtown Palm Harbor.

announced Relay for Life in Oldsmar on April 11 and Dunedin on April 17.

congratulated staff and consultant on successful kickoff event for Dunedin Causeway project.

d.         Commissioner Welch

echoed comments on value of joint Delegation meeting.

discussed his attendance at Wage Theft workshop in St. Petersburg.

declared outrage that Legislature did not act on backyard gun ranges.

e.         Chairman Morroni

related that Board members were in Tallahassee last week and could not attend veterans event referenced in email from Reverend Swick, and discussion ensued re funding request.


ADJOURNMENT – 2:52 P.M.
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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 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 Chairman’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 Chairman’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 Chairman’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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