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

Public Meeting November 10, 2015 9:32 A.M. Printable version

* MADD Proclamation posted 11/9/15 2:55 PM
** Veterans Day Proclamation moved to item two posted 11/9/15 2:55 PM

ROLL CALL

INVOCATION by Rabbi Daniel Treiser from the Temple B'Nai Israel in Clearwater

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

1. Performance by the Pinellas County Employee Choir

2. "Doing Things" Employee Recognition:

Rosa Garcia, Procurement Analyst Coordinator with the Purchasing Department
Michael Dowling, Senior Veterans Services Officer with Veterans Services

3. With Partners We Can Do More Award:

Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care Center

**4. Veterans Day Proclamation

PUBLIC HEARINGS

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY

Approved
5. Case No. CW 15 13 City of St. Petersburg
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Medium to Multimodal Corridor, regarding 0.1 acre more or less, located at 416 35th Avenue North, St. Petersburg (subthreshold amendment).

Approved
6. Case No. CW 15 16 Pinellas County
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Very Low to Public/Semi Public and Preservation, regarding 5.0 acres more or less, located on the south side of Keystone Road, 1,960 feet east of East Lake Road, in the unincorporated East Lake Tarpon area (regular amendment).

Approved
7. Case No. CW 15 17 City of Dunedin
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Low Medium to Resort, regarding 2.4 acres more or less, located at 2641 Michael Place, Dunedin (regular amendment).

Approved
8. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act resolution for issuance by the Pinellas County Industrial Development Authority (d/b/a the Pinellas County Economic Development Authority) of its Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $4,500,000 on behalf of Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

Approved
9. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act resolution for issuance by the Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority of its Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015, in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $50,000,000 on behalf of Eckerd College.

Approved
10. Resolution to appropriate unanticipated fund balance in the Water Renewal & Replacement, Sewer Renewal & Replacement, and Fleet Management Funds.

Approved
11. Resolution designating the Ozona Village Hall as a historic landmark and landmark site.

Approved
12. Fourth Amendment to the Intown Redevelopment Plan Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for the commitment of Tax Increment Revenues in the Intown Community Redevelopment Area (regular agenda item) (companion to items 13 and 14).

Approved
13. Ordinance amending the Pinellas County Code related to the City of St. Petersburg Redevelopment Trust Fund for the Intown Redevelopment Plan and reducing the County contribution to the tax increment for the Intown Community Redevelopment Area (companion to items 12 and 14).

Approved
14. Resolution to approve amendments to the Community Redevelopment Plan of the City of St. Petersburg for the Intown Redevelopment Area (companion to items 12 and 13).

Approved
15. Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for the commitment of tax increment revenues in the Bayboro Harbor Community Redevelopment Area (regular agenda item) (companion to item 16).

Approved
16. Ordinance amending the Pinellas County Code related to the City of St. Petersburg Redevelopment Trust Fund for the Bayboro Harbor Community Redevelopment Area (companion to item 15).

Approved
17. Ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Pinellas County Code relating to irresponsible owners and animal to animal attacks (companion to item 18).

Approved
18. Resolution amending Resolution No. 15 79, the Fiscal Year 2016 Adopted Schedule of User Fees for Non Proprietary Departments and Enterprise Departments, and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas, by adding to the Animal Services Department's fees (regular agenda item) (companion to item 17).

Approved As Amended
19. Ordinance prohibiting wage theft under Chapter 70 of the Pinellas County Code relating to human relations.

Continued
20. Petition to Vacate submitted by Christopher and Laura Muller for a portion of 9th Street right of way between Ohio Avenue and Illinois Avenue (legislative hearing).

CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

21. Public Comment.

James McLynas, Indian Shores, re public records and the sheriff
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re reclaimed water availability fee claims church as a
bond servant
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re thank you - Veterans Day 2015
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families

Meeting went into Recess at 1:53 PM
Meeting Reconvened at 2:34 PM

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CONSENT AGENDA

Approved
Items 22 through 35, with the exception of item 30, which was addressed under the Regular Agenda.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER

22. Minutes of the regular meetings held October 6 and October 20, 2015.

23. Vouchers and bills paid from September 20 to September 26, 2015.

Reports received for filing:

24. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015 31 dated October 8, 2015 Follow Up Audit of Human Services' Community Help & Electronic Data Application System (CHEDAS).

25. Dock Fee Report for the month of September 2015.

26. Quarterly Report of Routine Dock and Dredge/Fill Permits issued from July 1 to September 30, 2015.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS

Engineering and Technical Support

27. Award of bid to Bayshore Construction, Inc. for boardwalk repair at Boca Ciega Millennium Park.

28. Joint Project Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg for utility work associated with the Haines Road intersection project from 51st Avenue to 60th Avenue.

Management and Budget

29. Resolution appropriating earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Projects Fund budget for unanticipated revenue transferred from the Tourist Development Council Fund for beach nourishment.

Public Works

Approved
30. Award of bid to Southeast Environmental Contracting, Inc. for side slope closure at the Bridgeway Acres Class 1 Landfill.

Real Estate Management

31. Award of bid to various firms for annual requirements of gasoline and diesel fuel (Tampa Bay Area Purchasing Cooperative).

Risk Management

32. Quarterly report of claim settlements from July 1 through September 30, 2015.
Utilities

33. Award of bid to Premier Magnesia, LLC for magnesium hydroxide and equipment services.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

34. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Paul Hanson v. Pinellas County allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.

35. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Danielle Frewer v. Pinellas County, Florida allegations of interference with the Family and Medical Leave Act and retaliation resulting in lost wages.

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REGULAR AGENDA

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Approved
36. Authority to advertise a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance amending Section 118 32 of the Pinellas County Code relating to the Tourist Development Plan.

Economic Development

Approved
37. Resolution approving the reorganization and expansion of Foreign Trade Zone 193 under the Alternative Sites Framework model.

Approved
38. Resolution approving B5051443633 as a Qualified Applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program.

Human Services

Approved
39. Contract with the State of Florida Department of Health for the operation of the Pinellas County Health Department for Fiscal Year 2016.

Public Works

Approved
40. Facility Encroachment Agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. for the installation of fiber optic cable along the South Belcher Road Intelligent Transportation System Project from Druid Road to Park Boulevard.

Approved
41. Interagency Agreement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., Special Olympics Florida, Inc., and Metropolitan Systems, Inc. for the installation and maintenance of public seating services/bus benches.

Purchasing

Approved
42. Second Amendment to the agreement with Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano, Bozarth, P.A. for state legislative consultant services.

Approved
43. Second Amendment to the agreement with Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. for federal legislative consultant services.

Real Estate Management

Approved
44. Purchase authorization for heavy and light duty vehicles and equipment pursuant to the pricing, terms and conditions of each contract.

Approved
45. Resolution declaring a parcel of County owned land surplus, establishing a base bid, and authorizing the Economic Development Authority to seek business opportunities for the sale and development of the property through a Request for Negotiations process.

Approved
46. Resolution declaring a portion of County owned land as surplus and authorizing the sale of the property.

Utilities

Approved
47. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Safety Harbor for the sale of wholesale potable water.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

None
48. County Administrator miscellaneous.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

None
49. County Attorney miscellaneous.

AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS

Emergency Medical Services

Approved
50. Reappointments to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

Approved
51. Amendment No. 6 to the contract with Paramedics Plus, LLC for ambulance services.

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COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

52. None.

COUNTY COMMISSION

Approved
53. Appointment of two members to the Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority.

Approved
54. Appointment of four members to the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, Inc.

55. County Commission miscellaneous.

Commissioner Justice Welcomed Courtney Vandenberg to his office and noted her many years of legislative experience.

Related that he attended the World Travel Market with the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Related that the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation passed a local bill this morning that will begin steps for an Independent Special Fire District in Tierra Verde.
Commissioner Long Announced that she appointed Economic Development Director Mike Meidel as her alternate for the AMSkills Governing Board.

Expressed concern regarding Creative Pinellas and requested that the matter be discussed at an upcoming work session. Commissioner Seel provided input, and discussion ensued.
Commissioner Eggers Noted that a new fire rescue boat was christened in Dunedin and thanked Assistant County Administrator John Bennett for his work on a water safety plan.

Announced that Allegiant Airline Chief Executive Officer Maurice Gallagher and his employees received the Tony Jannus Award this week, noting that Samantha Parker was the essay contest
winner.

Thanked veterans for their service and announced Veterans Day ceremonies to be held at Curlew Hills and in downtown Safety Harbor.
Commissioner Welch Discussed bills moving through the legislature regarding the expunging of criminal records for youth who meet certain criteria, and the open carrying of weapons. Following discussion, Chairman Morroni requested that the matters be placed on the November 17 work session agenda.
Chairman Morroni Discussed a Medical Tourism meeting he attended in Orlando.

Wished veterans a happy Veterans Day and thanked them for their service.

ADJOURNMENT - 3:30 PM

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