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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Agenda

Regular Public Meeting August 18, 2015 2:00 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 Jim Bennett, County Attorney

Pledge of Allegiance

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

"Doing Things" Recognition to Sandy Sandmeyer, Human Services Case Manager

2015 PTI Solutions Award for the Doing Things for You - Mobile App Presentation

Tampa Bay Rays Honor Pass Recognition

CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

Lenore Faulkner, Madiera Beach, re middle school excellence
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re water district franchising water jurisdictions, dissolving local government
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste
Rondale McDowell, St. Petersburg, re Constitutional right to trial
Greg Pound, Largo, re families and truth

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 July 21, 2015.

Approved
2.   Reports received for filing:

a.   Housing Finance Authority Resolution No. 2015-07 adopting and approving a General Fund Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Amendment.

b.   City of South Pasadena Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ended September 30, 2014.

c.   Quarterly Donation Listing of $500 or more for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

d.   Juvenile Welfare Board Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ending June 30, 2015.

Approved
3.   Vouchers and bills paid:

a.   $47,563,227.50 from June 28 to July 4, 2015.

b.   $11,268,698.09 from July 5 to July 11, 2015.

Approved
4.   Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. Third Amended and Restated Interlocal Agreement for Regional Transportation Planning and Coordination in West Central Florida involving the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

b. Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Resolution No. R-315-15 adopted April 21, 2015, supporting the expansion of solar photovoltaic energy by local governments; welcoming the publication of the "Florida Solar Financing Action Plan, A Menu of Options"; and encouraging all other Florida counties to adopt the resolution.

c. Town of Kenneth City Ordinances Nos. 2015-636 through 2015-638 adopted July 8, 2015, annexing certain property.

d. City of Pinellas Park proposed Ordinance No. 3953 voluntarily annexing certain property; public hearing held July 23, 2015.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Management and Budget

Approved
5. Receipt and File report of write-offs for accounting purposes delegated to the County Administrator.

Approved
6. Approval of Airport accounts receivable write-offs for accounting purposes of $60,576.77 for the period of February 27, 2006 to September 30, 2011.

Approved
7. Approval of Sewer accounts receivable write-offs for accounting purposes for the period of October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

Real Estate Management

Approved
8. Approval of an award of bid to Timothy L. Landt and Pamela M. Landt Revocable Trust for the sale of real property in Tierra Verde.

Approved
9. Approval of conveyance of escheated properties to the City of St. Petersburg and the City of Safety Harbor; and adoption of a resolution to retain five escheated properties in Clearwater, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.

Other Departments

Approved
10. Receipt and file report of non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
11. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Samuel J. Shammos, III and Maha Shammos, his wife v. Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners – Circuit Civil Case No. 15-004290-CI-20 – Allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

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REGULAR AGENDA

None
12. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Human Services

Approved
13. Approval of co-applicant agreement with the Mobile Medical Unit Advisory Council for the Mobile Medical Unit and Safe Harbor.

Approved
14. Approval of funding agreement with 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. for call center operations.

Approved
15. Approval of funding agreement with Boley Centers, Inc. for supportive housing for mentally disabled low-income residents.

Approved
16. Approval of funding agreement with Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc. for the operation of Pinellas Hope I.

Approved
17. Approval of funding agreement with Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services for mental health and emergency treatment services.

Approved
18. Approval of delegated authority to the County Administrator to approve and execute agreements related to the Medicaid Low Income Pool/Buy Back Program with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Management and Budget

Approved
19. Approval of FY 2015 Budget Amendments Nos. 7 and 8.

Approved
20. Adoption of a resolution to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2015 Tourist Development Council Special Revenue Fund Budget.

Approved
21. Adoption of a resolution setting User Fees for services to be rendered by non-proprietary and enterprise departments, and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas for FY 2016.

Other Departments

Approved
22. Approval of an agreement with American Infrastructure Development, Inc. for construction management services for the terminal apron hardstand expansion Phase 2 project (Airport).

Approved
23. Adoption of a resolution approving B5070737632 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (Economic Development).

Approved
24. Approval of ranking of firms and agreement with Sterns, Conrad and Schmidt Consulting Engineers, Inc. for the side slope closure project at Bridgeway Acres West Landfill (Engineering and Technical Support).

Approved
25. Approval of non-competitive purchase agreement with Automated Building Controls Systems, Inc. for the energy management system upgrade project at 440 Court Street, 333 Chestnut Street, and 509 East Avenue South (Real Estate Management).

26. Other administrative matters.

a. Notice of Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) public hearing on behalf of Saint Paul's School, Inc.

b. Notice of public hearing for proposed resolution for FY 2016 Surface Water Service Assessments and Fees within the unincorporated area of Pinellas County.

Approved
c. Approval of an agreement with the Pinellas County Property Appraiser and the Pinellas County Tax Collector for use of property tax collections to fund exemption audit services (County Administrator).

COUNTY ATTORNEY

None
27. Miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Business Technology Services

Approved
28. Approval of the fifth amendment to the contract with Bright House Networks for Metro Ethernet/Wide Area Network Services.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

29. None.

COUNTY COMMISSION

30. Legislative Redistricting.

31. Annual performance review of the County Attorney.

32. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Welch expressed thanks to his colleagues, the Pinellas County Government family, and the community for their outpouring of support for his family during this past week.
b. Commissioner Eggers offered thoughts and prayers to the Latimore family for their recent loss.

announced that Mease Manor has broken ground on a new memory care unit in Dunedin.

reported that he participated in the first meeting of the My VA Community Engagement Board which works toward the goal of improving communication with veterans and those serving in the military.
c. Commissioner Long provided an update on the AmSkills program and related that the Gene Haas Foundation has $10 million set aside for grants for manufacturing education.
d. Commissioner Seel reported that she is working within the Adopt-a-Block program in Lealman and with St. Catherine's Catholic Church and other partners to bring the program into Highpoint.

expressed sympathies to Managing Assistant County Attorney Don Crowell and his family upon the passing of his mother.

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6:02 P.M.

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.

Approved
33. Proposed ordinance amending portions of Chapter 138 Zoning, and Chapter 154 Site Development and Platting, of the Pinellas County Land Development Code (second public hearing).

Approved
34. Q Z/LU-13-6-15
Proposed resolution and ordinance changing the Zoning classification and amending the Future Land Use Map of Pinellas County.  Change of zoning from A-E-W, Agricultural Estate Residential-Wellhead Protection Overlay to IL-W, Institutional Limited-Wellhead Protection Overlay (4.08 acres) and P/C-W, Preservation Conservation-Wellhead Protection Overlay (0.92 acre); a land use change from Residential Rural to Institutional (4.08 acres) and Preservation (0.92 acre); a variance to allow one parking space per three beds; and a Development Agreement limiting the maximum number of beds to 80, limiting the height to one story at a maximum of 35 feet, and prohibiting drug rehabilitation and mental health services  on approximately five acres located on the south side of Keystone Road, 1,960 feet east of East Lake Road in the unincorporated East Lake Tarpon area.  Application of Sergio Haritos through Todd Pressman, Pressman & Associates, Inc., Representative (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

Approved
35. Petition to Vacate submitted by Carol Powers for a portion of the fifteen foot platted alleyway lying south of Lot 8, and north of Lot 9, Block R of the revised plat of Crystal Beach (Legislative Hearing).

Approved
36. Petition to Vacate submitted by James Bushert for a portion of Harbor View Drive, Harbor View No. 1, Lot 42, reserving a utility easement over the vacated area (Legislative Hearing).

ADJOURNMENT - 8:16 P.M.
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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.

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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