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

Public Meeting May 5, 2015 9:34 A.M. Printable version

Item 20 supplement *posted 04-30-15 8:40 AM
Item 20 presentation *posted 04-05-15 10:00 AM

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 Bob Scott from the Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clearwater

Pledge of Allegiance

I. PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Employee Appreciation Week Proclamation

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Proclamation

Presentation of American Heart Association EMS Gold Level Recognition Award to the Board of County Commissioners

EMS Professionals of the Year Presentations

World Trade Month Proclamation

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

Proposals to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:

1. Subthreshold Amendments:

Approved
a. Case CW 15-8 – City of St. Petersburg
0.3 acre more or less (mol), located at 356 and 366 41st Avenue North; amendment from Planned Redevelopment-Residential to Planned Redevelopment-Mixed Use.

Approved
b. Case CW 15-9 – City of St. Petersburg
0.2 acre mol, located at 9000 4th Street North; amendment from Residential Medium to Planned Redevelopment-Mixed Use.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Approved
2. Proposed ordinance amending the Pinellas County Code applicable to the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County.

Second Public Hearing to be held on May 19, 2015
3. Proposed resolution adopting a four-year schedule of retail and wholesale rates for the water, sewer and reclaimed water systems (first of two public hearings).

Deferred
4. Petition to Vacate submitted by Edward R. Sharp, Sr. Trust for a portion of public right-of-way at East Rena Drive in the Palm Breeze Estates Subdivision (Legislative Hearing).

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III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Tampa – Wounded Warriors miracles.
Marcus Harrison, Palm Harbor, re budget and unincorporated areas.
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Religious Freedom Act of 1786 is a departure of Almighty God.
Greg Pound, Largo, re the law.
Paul Curry, Meriden, Connecticut, re Clerk of Court ineptness.

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
5. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 7, 2015.

Approved
6. Reports received for filing:

a. Dock Fee Report for the month of March 2015.

b. Quarterly Report of Routine Dock and Dredge/Fill Permits issued from January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015.

7. Vouchers and bills paid – None.

Approved
8. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Notice of City Council Public Hearing held April 16, 2015 regarding the vacation of a portion of a drainage easement in Lots 85 and 86, Wynwoods Landing II.

b. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8656-15, 8659-15, 8662-15, 8665-15, 8668-15, and 8671-15 adopted March 5, 2015 annexing certain properties; and Notices of Public Hearings to be held May 7, 2015 regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8693-15 through 8701-15 annexing certain properties and amending the Land Use Plan and the Zoning Atlas.

c. Town of Indian Shores Code Supplement No. 40 dated March 2015 incorporating Ordinances Nos. 2015-01 and 2015-02.

d. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District minutes of the meeting held December 11, 2014.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

See Item No. 16

9. Approval of Transportation Regional Incentive Program Agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation for Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation System Projects at:  (Public Works)

a. Gulf Boulevard at SR 682, 107th Avenue, Park Boulevard, SR 688, and Belleair Causeway.

b. Belcher Road from Druid Road to Park Boulevard.

See Item No. 16
10. Approval of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant application with the United States Department of Transportation for the Pinellas Trail loop (Public Works).

Real Estate Management

Approved
11. Adoption of a resolution declaring personal property as surplus and donation to Operation: SNIP, Inc.

Approved
12. Approval to declare surplus and authorize the sale of miscellaneous County-owned equipment and vehicles.

Other Departments

See Item No. 16
13. Approval of an award of bid to R.A.M. Excavating, Inc. for pipe replacement at Old East Lake Drive (County Road 77) at Hollin Creek (Engineering and Technical Support).

Approved
14. Receipt and file of quarterly report of claim settlements from January 1 through March 31, 2015 (Risk Management/County Attorney).

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Countywide Planning Authority

Approved
15. Acceptance of a Countywide Plan Map adjustment for the City of St. Petersburg.

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V. REGULAR AGENDA

Items Nos. 9 and 13 Approved Item No. 10 Deffered
16. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

None
17. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
18. Recommendation to reject a proposal for settlement in the case of Michele T. Jones, as parent and natural guardian for Neil T. Valk, a minor v. Pinellas County, Florida – Circuit Civil Case No. 13-009972-CI-15 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

None
19. Miscellaneous.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS


20. San Martin Boulevardover Riviera Bay Project Development and Environment Study.

Approved
City of St. Petersburg Request – South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Tax Increment Financing.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
21. Approval of an appointment to the Economic Development Council.

22. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Eggers extended Happy Mother’s Day wishes.
b. Commissioner Welch echoed the comments of Commissioner Eggers.

thanked the members for their support of the South St. Petersburg CRA and the County Administrator, County Attorney, and staff for their hard work.
c. Commissioner Justice presented clarifying information regarding a comment made earlier in the meeting under Citizens To Be Heard.
d. Chairman Morroni thanked Commissioners Justice and Eggers for covering two meetings while he was on vacation.

           
ADJOURNMENT – 12:39 P.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 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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