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

Public Meeting November 24, 2015 2:01 P.M. Printable version

* Item 33 Attachment 4 added 11/23/2015 4:45


INVOCATION by Pastor Mark McIntyre from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Clearwater


1. "Doing Things" Employee Recognition:
Deneta Jones, Public Works Traffic Division
Thomas Breedlove, Parks and Conservation Resources

2. Pinellas Trail 25th Anniversary Proclamation

3. USF St. Petersburg Presentation and Proclamation


4. Public comment.

David Ballard Geddis Jr., Palm Harbor, re Water-Case Law: Tyson Bro-United Theatre Ticket
Offices vs. Banton - submitted documents
James McLynas, Indian Shores, re public records - submitted documents
Greg Pound, Largo, re families - submitted document
Mark Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste
Rondale McDowell, St. Petersburg, re constitutional and civil violations
JoAn Totty, Palm Harbor, re Palm Harbor ladder factory, closing of roads - submitted document

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.

Items 5, 6, 11, and 13 (Items 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 addressed under the Regular Agenda)

Approval of the Consent Agenda


Reports received for filing:

5. Florida Development Finance Corporation financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2015 and Report of Independent Auditor.

6. Dock Fee Report for the month of October 2015.


County Administrator

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

Engineering and Technical Support

8. Award of bid to TLC Diversified, Inc. for ultraviolet facility modifications at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility.

9. Award of bid to Westra Construction Corp. for the south train anoxic valve installation project at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility.

10. Award of bid to Alspach Construction and Electric Company, Inc. for the exterior lighting system upgrade project at the W.E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility.

Public Works

11. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Belleair Beach for the design and construction of mast arm signalization at Gulf Boulevard and Causeway Boulevard.

Real Estate Management

12. Award of bid to Dynamic Security, Inc. for security guard services - Tampa Bay Area Purchasing Cooperative.

Safety and Emergency Services

13. Renewal of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for Advanced Life Support Providers.

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14. First Amendment to the Concession Services Agreement with Republic Parking System, Inc. for paid public parking & shuttle bus service at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

Economic Development

15. Resolution approving B5081358530 as a Qualified Applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program.

Management and Budget

16. Resolution to reallocate Reserve for Future Years in the FY15 Fire Districts Fund for the Clearwater Fire District Budget and the Safety Harbor Fire District Budget.

17. Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) Board Budget Amendment 15-10 to realign appropriation from the General Government (Reserve for Contingencies) cost center to the Communications cost center within the General Fund.

Real Estate Management

18. Resolution granting status to the Vincent House for donation of surplus miscellaneous personal property.


19. County Administrator miscellaneous


20. County Attorney miscellaneous.


Economic Development Authority

21. Resolution and interlocal agreement 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 $4.5 million on behalf of Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.


22. Unincorporated Area (Municipal Services Taxing Unit) Paving Program Report.


23. Appointment of member to the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency, Inc. (individual appointment).

24. Selection of 2015 Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

25. County Commission miscellaneous


The members expressed thanks and wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Commissioner Welch Discussed House Bill 147/Senate Bill 386 moving through the Florida legislature regarding the expunging of juvenile criminal records for youths who meet certain criteria. Following discussion, Commissioner Welch moved, seconded by Commissioner Gerard and carried unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution No. 15-123 in support of House Bill 147/Senate Bill 386.

Discussed House Bill 163/Senate Bill 300 moving through the Florida legislature regarding the open carrying of weapons for persons with a concealed weapons permit. Following discussion, Commissioner Welch moved, second by Commissioner Gerard and carried unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution No. 15-124 in opposition of
House Bill 163/Senate Bill 300.

In response to query by Commissioner Long, Mary Scott Hardwick provided a status update on the Tierra Verde bill with regard to a proposed new fire district.
Commissioner Gerard Noted that Linda Umberger has resigned from the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee, and nominated Sean Ingber as her replacement; whereupon, she moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried unanimously, that Sean Ingber be
appointed to the Committee.
Commissioner Seel Provided an update on Creative Pinellas relating that the process of hiring a new Executive Director is now in the negotiations stage.

Requested that the Board have a discussion at a future meeting regarding whether the County should remain in the marina business or sell all related assets to the private
Commissioner Long Encouraged everyone to visit the Florida Botanical Gardens at night to enjoy their annual Holiday Lights presentation.

Requested that the Board receive a future update from Mary Scott Hardwick regarding the recent Florida Association of Counties conference. Chairman Morroni suggested that the update could be part of the upcoming Legislative Delegation meeting in December, and Commissioner Long concurred.

Indicated that the Board should have a conversation regarding its appointment to the RESTORE Act committee; and requested an update from Andy Squires, the Board's alternate on the committee, and discussion ensued.

Expressed her continuing concerns regarding Creative Pinellas. Commissioner Seel noted that Creative Pinellas will provide a full report to the Board in January; and that any nominations or Suggestions for new Creative Pinellas Board members should be
received by her before December 9.
Commissioner Eggers Announced a December 8 meeting at Palm Harbor University to discuss the community's proposed roundabout project.

Suggested that staff begin to review the Palm Harbor Master Plan for a possible update in the near future.
Commissioner Justice Stated that he is looking forward to serving the Board as its new Chairman in 2016.
Chairman Morroni Congratulated Commissioners Justice and Long for their new assignments as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, and thanked Commissioner Justice for his support as Vice-Chairman over the past year.

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6:00 PM


26. Resolution to close the Marina Operations Fund and transfer remaining funds to the General Fund and to recognize and appropriate unanticipated fund balance within the Mosquito Control State Fund in order to close both funds effective September 30, 2015.

27. Resolution supplementing the Fiscal Year 2016 Sewer Interest and Sinking Fund Budget for unanticipated receipts and realigning funds within the Fiscal Year 2016 Sewer Revenue and Operating Fund Budget.

28. Case No. LU-27-10-15 (PARC, Inc.)
A request for a land use change from Institutional to Commercial General on approximately 2.1 acres located at the northeast corner of the intersection of 66th Street North and 58th Avenue North in the unincorporated area of Pinellas Park.

29. Case No. Q Z-26-10-15 (GGR Ozona, LLP)
A request for a zoning change from R-4, One, Two & Three Family Residential to RPD-5, Residential Planned Development, 5 units per acre and variances for a 23-foot setback from residential porches to the edge of a private street where 35 feet is required, an 8-foot setback from the pool cabana to the edge of a private street where 35 feet is required, and an 18-foot setback from the pool cabana to the edge of a public right-of-way where 25 feet is required on approximately 5.6 acres located on the south side of Tampa Road, 100 feet west of Candy Lane and adjacent to the Pinellas Trail in Ozona.

30. Case No. Q Z/LU-19-9-15 (Alice K. Gast, Trustee of the Nichols Family Trust)
A request for a land use change from Residential Urban to Residential Medium, a zoning change from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential to RM-12-5, Residential, Multiple Family, 12.5 units per acre, and a special exception to allow a 50% affordable housing density bonus on approximately 4.9 acres located 585 feet south of Ulmerton Road on the east side of Belcher Road South in the unincorporated area of Largo.

31. Ordinance amending the Transportation, Capital Improvements, and Intergovernmental Coordination Elements, and the Concurrency Management Section of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan (first hearing).

32. Ordinance amending the Goals, Objectives and Policies, and the Future Land Use Map category descriptions and rules, of the Future Land Use and Quality Communities Element of the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan, amending the legend of the Future Land Use Map, and amending the Future Land Use Map (first hearing).

Approved as Amended
33. Ordinance amending Section 118-32 of the Pinellas County Code relating to the Tourist Development Plan.


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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) 464-4062.

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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