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

Public Meeting October 20, 2015 2:02 PM Printable version


INVOCATION by Commissioner Welch



1. "Doing Things" Employee Recognition to:

David Lyle, Trades Field Services Supervisor with St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and,
Otha Armstrong, Crew Chief 2 with Public Works

2. Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association Safety Commendation to W.E. Dunn Northwest Water Reclamation Facility for the year 2014

3. Florida Manufacturing Day Proclamation

Recognition of retiring Director of Utilities Robert Powell


Dan Harvey, Jr., St. Petersburg, re Bed Tax Allocation, Rays, Toytown/Sod Farm deal
Deane Paul Higgs, Seminole, re Sunstar Paramedic billing process
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re is reclaimed water USDA approved?
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families
Rondale McDowell, St. Petersburg, re Civil and Constitutional Right violations

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.


4. Minutes of the regular meeting held September 24, 2015.

5. Vouchers and bills paid from August 30 to September 19, 2015.

Reports received for filing:

6. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2016.

Miscellaneous items received for filing:

7. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8750-15 and 8753-15 adopted September 3, 2015,
annexing certain properties.

8. City of Oldsmar Ordinance No 2015-14 adopted September 15, 2015, annexing certain

9. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District minutes of the meetings held April 9
and June 11, 2015, and public meeting schedule for Fiscal Year 2016.

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County Administrator

10. Receipt and file report of non-procurement items delegated to the County

Engineering and Technical Support

11. Award of bid to Keystone Excavators, Inc. for Drainage Improvements at Antilles Drive
and Oakhurst Road.

Human Services
12. Grant award for Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Health
and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support
navigators in federally-facilitated and state partnership marketplaces.

Justice and Consumer Services

13. Notice of grant award with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration for Elevate: Raising Problem Solving to Another Level.

Management and Budget

14. Receipt and file report of Administrative Budget Amendments from July 1 through
September 30, 2015.

15. Receipt and file report of Law Enforcement Trust Fund from July 1 to September 30,

16.Receipt and file report of Sheriff's Office grants received and amended service
contracts from July 1 through September 30, 2015.

17.Resolution supplementing the Fiscal Year 2016 general fund budget for a U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Partnerships to Improve Community Health

18. Resolution to appropriate earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the Fiscal
Year 2015 Air Quality Tag Fee Fund budget for Parks and Conservation Resources,
Air Quality Division.

Parks and Conservation Resources

19. Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District
for Brooker Creek Preserve Hydrologic Restoration.


20. Receipt and file report of procurement items delegated to the County Administrator for
the quarter ending September 30, 2015.

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Items for Discussion from the Consent Agenda


Economic Development

21. Resolution approving B5022462378 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target
Industry Tax Refund Program.

Real Estate Management

22. Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection for the 126th Avenue North Landfill.


23. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act announcement of a public hearing on the
proposed issuance by the Pinellas County Industrial Development Authority, d/b/a the
Pinellas County Economic Development Authority, of its Industrial Development
Revenue Bonds in an aggregate principal amount of not-to-exceed $4,500,000 on
behalf of Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

24. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act announcement of a public hearing to be held on
November 10, 2015 for the proposed issuance of Pinellas County Educational
Facilities Authority Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015, in an
amount not-to-exceed $50,000,000 for Eckerd College.

25. County Administrator miscellaneous.


26. Settlement demand in the Workers' Compensation claim of Kristopher Kugler v.
Pinellas County, Florida

27. Offer of settlement in the case of Vanessa Vidal-Nieves, individually and as personal
representative of the Estate of Lorenzo Nieves, Jr., - wrongful death action.

Approved recommendation to reject
28. Proposal for settlement in the case of Linda Holbrook v. Pinellas County - allegations
of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

29. County Attorney miscellaneous.


Emergency Medical Services Authority

30. Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Control Board.

Human Rights

31. Authority to advertise a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance prohibiting
wage theft under Chapter 70 of the Pinellas County Code relating to human relations.



32. County Commission miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Long requested that the Chairman provide information on medical tourism opportunities, and Mr. Woodard provided upgrade regarding an upcoming study.

announced that hiring of the new executive director of Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has been finalized.
b. Commissioner Eggers thanked the Sheriff and his staff for professionalism in protecting residents.

congratulated Oldsmar on the new BMX Supercross Track and noted that it is a great way to bring more visitors to the area.

thanked Assistant County Administrator John Bennett for speaking on public safety at Council of North County Neighborhoods meeting.

related that a water boat will be christened in Dunedin next Thursday and discussed water protection.
c. Commissioner Welch attended home going service for Cameron Bullard, thanked Sheriff Gualtieri for going above and beyond in supporting the family, and requested that staff evaluate signage on beach fronts.
d. Chairman Morroni requested that the at-large Commissioners and the District 4 Commissioner provide their individual appointments to the Palm Harbor Community Service Agency at the November 10 meeting.

announced cancellation of the October 27 work session and noted that Chief Assistant County Attorney Jewel White will conduct ethics training during that time.

attended a retirement party for Seminole City Manager Frank Edmonds, thanked him for 20 years of great service to the County, and wished him and his wife a joyful retirement.

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6:00 PM


33. Case No. Q Z-17-7-15 (Mary Elizabeth McCraney and Robert & Bonnie Shell)
A request for a zoning change from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential to RPD-2.5,
Residential Planned Development, 2.5 units per acre on approximately 8.32 acres
located on the south side of Virginia Street 450 feet west of Keene Road in the
unincorporated area of Dunedin.

Approved for zoning change; authorized submittal of land use change request to the state
34. Case No. Q Z/LU-18-9-15 (Pinellas County, C1 Bank and Pinellas County Surplus
Land Trust-Bayside, Pinellas Community Housing FDTN Inc., TRE)

A request for a land use change from Residential Low Medium to Residential Low
(11.8 acres) and a zoning change from RPD-10, Residential Planned Development, 10
units per acre & RPD-5, Residential Planned Development, 5 units per acre to A-E,
Agricultural Estate Residential (3.8 acres), R-2, Single Family Residential 7,500 sq. ft.
minimum (3.9 acres), R-3, Single Family Residential 6,000 sq. ft. minimum (2.8 acres)
& RPD-5, Residential Planned Development, 5 units per acre (7.2 acres); retaining
RPD-5 on 1.5 acres on approximately 19.2 acres located at the northern terminus of
49th Street North, being west of the western terminus of 164th Avenue North in the
unincorporated area of Largo.

35. Case No. Q Z/LU-20-9-15 (Indian Springs Marina, Inc.)
A request for a land use change from Commercial Recreation to Commercial General,
a zoning change from CR, Commercial Recreation to C-3, Commercial, Wholesale,
Warehousing & Industrial Support, and a variance to allow a maximum building height
of 50 feet within 50 feet of residentially zoned land on approximately 5.7 acres located
at the western terminus of 113th Avenue North in the unincorporated area of Largo.



Special Accommodations
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)

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 five 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
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 Chair'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 Chair'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 Chair'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.

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