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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Agenda

Regular Public Meeting August 4, 2015 9:30 A.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 Greg Stemm from the Religious Society of Friends in Gulfport.

Pledge of Allegiance

Agenda Item No. 16 addressed at this time

Agenda Item No. 4 addressed at this time

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Law Day Poster Presentations

Purple Heart Recipient Proclamation

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) Regional Transportation Master Plan Update Presentation by Ray Chiaramonte, Executive Director of TBARTA

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 end of this agenda for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY

Approved
1. Proposed ordinance to repeal and replace the Countywide Comprehensive Plan, providing for a new plan title and format; and providing for adoption of new plan components consisting of plan strategies, rules and map series (second public hearing).

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Approved
2. Proposed ordinance amending Pinellas County Code Section 118-31 relating to Tourist Development Taxes.

Approved
3. Petition to Vacate submitted by Edward R. Sharp, Sr. and Joy A. Sharp Trust, West Family Trust under the will of Gurth A. West, and U-Haul Company of Florida for a portion of East Rena Drive in Palm Breeze Estates Subdivision.

Deferred
4. Petition to Vacate submitted by Christopher and Laura Muller for a portion of 9th Street, a 20 foot alley between Lots 7, 8, 9 and 10, Block 135 and a portion of the twenty (20) foot alley between Lots 1 and 2, Block 134, Town of Sutherland.

CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re middle school excellence
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re reclaimed water variance works as a transfer of development right
Greg Pound, Largo, re justice for all
Rondale McDowell, St. Petersburg, re justice for all movement lead by Rondale McDowell and Leonard E. Tunsil

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 special public meeting held July 13, 2015.

Approved
6. Reports received for filing:

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

b. Quarterly Report of Routine Dock and Dredge/Fill Permits issued from April 1 to June 30, 2015.

Approved
7. Vouchers and bills paid:

a. $15,751,741.05 from June 14 to June 20, 2015.

b. $15,347,273.34 from June 21 to June 27, 2015.

8. Miscellaneous items received for filing – None.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Approved
9. Adoption of resolutions to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015:  (Management and Budget)

a. Fleet Management Fund Budget for Fleet Management.

b. General Fund Budget for the Sheriff's Office.

Approved
10. Approval of the County Incentive Grant Program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for County Road 694 (Park Boulevard) at Park Street/Starkey Road Intersection Improvement Project from 84th Lane North to 82nd Avenue North (Public Works).

Approved
11. Receipt and file of quarterly report of claim settlements from April 1 through June 30, 2015 (Risk Management/County Attorney).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
12. Notice of new lawsuits and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the cases of:

a.  Linda Holbrook v. Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners - Circuit Civil Case No. 15-003952-CI-21 - Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

b. Robert Malo, Sr. v. Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners - Circuit Civil Case No. 15-004059-CI-7 - Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

c.  James E. Parks v. Fleet Management Pinellas County, a Florida Governmental Entity - Circuit Civil Case No. 15-003435-CI-15 - Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

Approved
13. Approval of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc. for advanced life support ambulance service for inter-hospital transport of neonatal and critical care pediatric patients.

Lealman Solid Waste Collection and Disposal District (LSWCDD)

Approved
14. Approval of acceptance of non-ad valorem assessment roll for the LSWCDD and certification to the Tax Collector.

REGULAR AGENDA

None
15. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.

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COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Management and Budget

Approved
16. Adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of not-to-exceed $14,800,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Loan, Series 2016 to refinance a portion of the Sewer Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2006.

Approved
17. Approval of FY 2015 Budget Amendment No. 6 for the Sheriff's Office.

Other Departments

Approved
18. Approval of FY 2016 Elite Event funding recommendations from the Tourist Development Council (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

Approved
19. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with Cone and Graham, Inc. for the Park Street Bridge replacement project (Engineering and Technical Support).

Approved
20. Approval of Traffic Signal Maintenance and Compensation Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for reimbursement of costs attributed to maintaining traffic control signals and devices on state roads within unincorporated areas of Pinellas County (Public Works).

Approved
21. Adoption of a resolution declaring County-owned property surplus and authorizing conveyance to the City of Largo (Real Estate Management/Public Works).

None
22. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
23. Recommendation to approve settlement in the case of Brian Elliston and Jeri Elliston, his wife v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 14-005177-CI-13 - Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

None
24. Miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

Approved
25. Approval of two reappointments to the EMS Medical Control Board.

Approved
26. Approval of revised bylaws of the EMS Medical Control Board.

Approved
27. Approval of revised EMS Rules and Regulations.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

28. Dunedin Causeway Bridges Project Development and Environment Update.

29. Pinellas County Care Fund.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
30. Approval of one appointment and three reappointments to the Economic Development Council.

Approved
31. Approval of a letter to the Florida Deputy Secretary for County Health Services in support of the appointment of Dr. Ulyee Choe as Director of the Pinellas County Health Department.

32. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Eggers thanked Mr. Woodard and staff for assistance in East Lake after flooding event.

requested clarification on communicating with Charter Review Commission, and Chairman Morroni, Commissioners Long and Welch, and Attorney Bennett provided input.
b. Commissioner Welch thanked Mr. Woodard and staff for active communication during flooding event.
c. Chairman Morroni discussed areas impacted by flooding event and thanked County staff for hard work.
d. Commissioner Justice reminded citizens tonight is National Night Out at Target Stores in St. Petersburg Gateway Mall and Pinellas Park.

congratulated St. Petersburg College on opening Doug Jamerson Educational Center in midtown.
e. Commissioner Gerard echoed comment by Commissioner Justice re St. Petersburg College and thanked Public Works for help during flooding event.

ADJOURNMENT – 3:03 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.

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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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