Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Public Meeting||October 6, 2015||9:35 A.M||Printable version|
Invocation by Reverend Dr. Candace R. Shultis from the King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church in St. Petersburg
Pledge of Allegiance
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY
4. Case CW 15-13 – City of St. Petersburg (to be withdrawn)
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Medium to Multimodal Corridor, regarding 0.1 acre more or less (m.o.l), located on 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg (subthreshold amendment).
5. Case CW 15-14 – City of Oldsmar
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Retail & Services to Employment, regarding 4.4 acres m.o.l, located at 200 Forest Lakes Boulevard, Oldsmar (subthreshold amendment).
6. Case CW 15-15 – Pinellas County
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Low Medium to Public/Semi-Public and Preservation regarding 2.4 acres m.o.l., located at 721 East Lake Road in unincorporated East Lake Tarpon (regular amendment).
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Monique McCulley-Leonard, Clearwater, re Eagle Lake Park neglect
Lenore Faulkner, Madiera Beach, re thank you, Lourdes; Common Core
Dawn Bohler, St. Petersburg, re public safety
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families
Tab Brown, Treasure Island, re renewable energy
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 of County Commissioners (Board), that item(s) will be moved from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
Miscellaneous items received for filing:
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS
11. Receipt and file notification of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Chateaux De Bardmoor Condominium Owners Association, Inc. v. Pinellas County, et al. - Circuit Civil Case No. 12-010690-CI-15
Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS
14. Second Amendment to the Business Technology Services (BTS) Board Interlocal Agreement and designation of the Chairman or another member of the Board of County Commissioners to serve on the BTS Board.
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, AND COUNCILS
Housing Finance Authority (HFA)
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||Commissioner Eggers||related that he recently toured the jail and participated in a ride-along with Sunstar Paramedics.
thanked Florida Department of Transportation for hosting a public meeting regarding a possible roundabout in Palm Harbor and thanked residents for their input.
|b.||Commissioner Welch||stated that he likes the format of the agenda items which were created using the new agenda automation system, and discussion ensued.
discussed his participation as a panelist in the St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions Sea Level Rise Conference.
|c.||Commissioner Gerard||congratulated Jackson Gillette, Youth Advisory Committee representative to the Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board, for receiving the Fang and Claw Award for toughest question at the Tiger Bay Club's luncheon yesterday.|
|d.||Commissioner Justice||noted that Tampa Bay harbor now has over 40,000 acres of sea grass and invited everyone to attend a Sea Grass Celebration at Picnic Island Park in Tampa.|
|e.||Commissioner Morroni||related that the County's flags are at half-mast by Presidential proclamation and asked for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Oregon shooting incident.|
ADJOURNMENT – 12:34 P.M.
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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.
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 Chair.
Public Hearing Procedures
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.
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.
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.
If the Board meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. 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.
If the Board meeting beginning at 2:00 p.m. has not concluded by 5:30 p.m., a recess will be taken from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The remainder of the afternoon agenda will resume at 6:00 p.m., followed by public hearings.