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

Public Meeting September 10, 2015 2:03 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 Kathy Taylor from Green's Chapel AME Church in Largo

Pledge of Allegiance

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Certificate of Appreciation to Representative Chris Sprowls

Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance Proclamation

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Presentation to Purchasing Department

CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Congress as a ship of war, capturing water article/Sections 8 & 10
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas County government
Father Bob Swick, Dunedin, re Florida Veterans Memorial Plaza

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 August 4, 2015.

Approved
2. Reports received for filing:

a. Palm Harbor Special Fire Control and Rescue District Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) ended September 30, 2014.

b. Dock Fee Report for the month of July 2015.

Approved
3. Vouchers and bills paid:

a. $14,699,455.65 from July 12 to July 18, 2015.

b. $10,570,302.46 from July 19 to July 25, 2015.

c. $47,219,170.04 from July 26 to August 1, 2015.

Approved
4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. Affidavit of Publication of Legal Notice published in the Business Observer regarding Notice of Forfeiture of Unclaimed Money pursuant to Section 116.21, Florida Statutes (Circuit/County Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit – Criminal Division).

b. Tax Collector's proposed budget for the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 pursuant to Section 195.087(2), Florida Statutes.

c. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8716-15, 8719-15, and 8725-15 adopted July 16, 2015, annexing certain properties.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

Approved
5. Approval of an award of bid to ACKA, Inc. for FY 2015 – 2017 countywide pavement markings.

See Item No. 12
6. Approval of an award of bid to QRC, Inc. for FY 2016 – 2018 storm sewer pipe replacement work order contract.

Approved
7. Approval to accept and record a plat, private street sign installation guarantee and sidewalk guarantee for Arbor Chase.

Other Departments

Approved
8. Approval of a Local Agency Program agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the Hercules Avenue/Greenbriar Boulevard Sidewalk Project from Sunset Point Road to Belcher Road (Engineering and Technical Support).

See Item No. 12
9. Approval of an award of bid to Citizens RX, LLC for pharmacy services for clients of the Pinellas County Health Program and Mobile Medical Unit (Rebid) (Human Services).

Approved
10. Approval of ratification of the Certificate of Participation for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistant Grant program (Justice and Consumer Services).

Approved
11. Approval of cancellation of contract with DPC Enterprises, L.P. and award of bid to Allied Universal Corporation for liquid chlorine cylinders (Utilities).

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REGULAR AGENDA

Item Nos. 6 and 9 Approved
12. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Engineering and Technical Support

Approved
13. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with Layne Inliner, LLC for stormwater pipeline repair.

Approved
14. Approval of Change Order No. 2 with QRC, Inc. for countywide Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk, drainage and roadway improvements.

Economic Development

Approved
15. Adoption of a resolution approving B5072233675 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program.

Approved
16. Adoption of a resolution approving B3010950802 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program.

Human Services

Approved
17. Approval of the Community Home Care Medical Services Agreement with BayCare Home Care, Inc. for home health services for clients of the Pinellas County Health Program and Mobile Medical Unit.

Approved
18. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County for the Pinellas County Health Program and Mobile Medical Unit.

Approved
19. Approval of provider agreements with BayCare Health System, Inc., Bayfront HMA Medical Center, LLC, and Tarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital North Pinellas for clients of the Pinellas County Health Program and Mobile Medical Unit.

Justice and Consumer Services

Approved
20. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Sheriff's Office for misdemeanant offender supervision services.

Approved
21. Approval of an agreement with Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D., P.A., for medical examiner and forensic laboratory services.

Approved
22. Approval of an agreement with Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. for legal aid services.

Parks and Conservation Resources

Approved
23. Approval of a contract with the Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services by the Environmental Lands Unit.

Approved
24. Approval of Consent Order with Waterstone Capital Portofino at Largo, LLC and Portofino at Largo Condo Association, Inc. as final settlement of Air Quality Consent Order A14-058.

Other Departments

Approved
25. Approval of the third amendment with Miles Media Group, LLLP for technology marketing program services (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

Approved
26. Adoption of the 2016 Federal and State Legislative Program (County Administrator).

Approved
27. Approval of FY 2015 Budget Amendment No. 9 (Management and Budget).

Approved
28. Adoption of a resolution requesting inclusion of beach erosion control projects in the Florida Beach Management Funding Assistance Program FY 2016 - 2017 long-range budget plan with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Public Works).

Approved
29. Approval of ranking of firms and contracts with Iron Planet, Inc. d/b/a GovPlanet, LLC, Manheim Remarketing, Inc., d/b/a Manheim Tampa, and Tampa Machinery Auction, Inc. for auction services for vehicles and related equipment (Real Estate Management).

None
30. Other administrative matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Approved
31. Recommendation to reject proposal for settlement in the case of The Richman Group of Florida, Inc. v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 14-005608-CI-15 – Allegations of violation of equal protection and substantive due process rights.

None
32. Miscellaneous.

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AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Economic Development Authority

Approved
33. Approval of Declarations of Restrictive Covenants for the Wastewater Treatment Neutralization Area, Building 100 and the Northeast Site within the Young-Rainey STAR Center (STAR Center), and a memorandum of agreement with the United States Department of Energy for continuing operations at the STAR Center.

Health Facilities Authority

Approved
34. Adoption of a resolution to approve amendments to the bond indenture and loan agreement securing the outstanding Health System Revenue Bonds, Baycare Health System Issue, Series 2009A.

Tax Collector

Approved
35. Recommendation to adopt a resolution to postpone applying for tax deeds on 2013 County-held tax certificates for properties assessed by the Property Appraiser on the most recent assessment roll at values less than $5,000, pursuant to §197.50(3), Florida Statutes (2015).

Approved
36. Recommendation to adopt a resolution approving early extension of tax roll.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

37. None

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
38. Selection and approval of appointments to the Youth Advisory Committee.

Approved
39. Selection and approval of a citizen appointment to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

Approved
40. Selection and approval of appointments to the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee.

41. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Gerard thanked Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for offering its Citizens Academy.
b. Commissioner Justice announced that USF St. Petersburg is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a Community Block Party on September 12.

suggested holding a workshop re spring training and bed tax capital projects later in the year, and the members concurred.
c. Commissioner Welch indicated that the Business Technology Services (BTS) Board has made a change to its Interlocal Agreement with regard to Board membership.
d. Commissioner Eggers announced that Curlew Hills is hosting a 9/11 memorial ceremony on September 11.
e. Commissioner Long discussed the homeless symposium held last week; announced that the Homeless Leadership Board (HLB) will meet on September 11 and that the Juvenile Welfare Board is assisting the HLB in its search for an executive director.

provided update on Charter Review Commission, noting that a facilitator and an attorney have been retained; discussed Florida Association of Counties presentation re Constitutional Revision Commission.

indicated that an AMSkills delegation is going to Germany in November to recruit German companies interested in relocating their headquarters to Pinellas County.

noted that the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council executive director interview process begins next week and the County's Human Resources Department will assist.
f. Chairman Morroni requested that Commissioner Justice be appointed to serve as his designee for the December 10 BTS Board meeting. Commissioner Eggers moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that the appointment be approved – Approved

discussed Penny for Pinellas; Board authorized Chairman to write a letter to the Supervisor of Elections setting November 7, 2017 as the next referendum date.

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 PM.  The remainder of the afternoon agenda will resume at 6:00 PM, followed by public hearings.

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6:00 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 the agenda for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.

Approved
42. Proposed Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) resolution authorizing TEFRA approval of issuance of not-to-exceed $3,600,000 Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015, on behalf of Saint Paul's School, Inc. Project.

Approved
43. Proposed resolution for FY 2016 Surface Water Service Assessments and Fees within the unincorporated area of Pinellas County.

Approved
44. Proposed resolutions to adopt tentative millage rates and budgets for FY 2016 (first public hearing).

Approved
45. Approval of authority to advertise the second public hearing for final millage rates and budgets for FY 2016 (Management and Budget) (regular agenda item).

ADJOURNMENT – 8:16 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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