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

Public Meeting December 15, 2015 2:02 P.M. Printable version

Supplement to Item 40 *added 12-14-15 10:55 AM


INVOCATION by Charles Cox from the Wolf's Heart Lodge Daughters/Sons of the Earth in Pinellas Park



1. RESTORE Act presentation Susan Latvala, Gulf Consortium Pinellas County Director

2. "Doing Things" Employee Recognition:

Monica Davis Griffin, Justice Program Analyst with Justice Coordination

John Miller, Facility Operations Manager with Real Estate Management

3. 60th Anniversary of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Proclamation Cassandra Williams, Chapter President

4. Community Water Wise Award Winners:

Lisa and Scott Freeman

Dianne Fecteau


Rob Traester, Tarpon Springs, re letter received
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re is the "peace process" duplicit in its meaning?
Rondale McDowell, St. Petersburg, re civil and constitutional violations

5. Public comment.


Items 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 (Items 8, 12, and 13 addressed under the Regular Agenda)


6. Minutes of the regular meeting held November 10, 2015.

7. Vouchers and bills paid from September 27 to November 7, 2015.

Reports received for filing:

8. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015 35 dated October 15, 2015 Audit of Pinellas County GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Infrastructure Construction Water and Sewer Information.

9. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015 37 dated November 30, 2015 Audit of Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Contracts.

10. Dock Fee Report for the month of November 2015.


County Administrator

11. Receipt and file report of non procurement items delegated to the County Administrator.
Engineering and Technical Support

12. Award of bid to TLC Diversified, Inc. for Fiscal Years 2016 2018 sanitary sewer pump station repair, rehabilitation and improvements.

13. Award of bid to TLC Diversified, Inc. for the headworks piping modification project at the W.E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility.

Management and Budget

14. Fiscal Year 2016 Board Budget Amendment No. 1 for the County Attorney.

Safety and Emergency Services

15. Resolution for a Fiscal Year 2015 2016 Grant Award from the State Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. Emergency Medical Services Authority

16. Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to CareCabee Transportation, LLC for the provision of non medical wheelchair transport.

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Engineering and Technical Support

17. First Amendment to the Agreement with URS Corporation Southern, Inc., for professional engineering consulting services for the Dunedin Causeway Bridge project development and environment study.

18. Agreement with the City of Madeira Beach for utility relocations.

19. Change Order No. 1 to the Agreement with Traffic Control Devices, Inc. for Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation System improvements on S.R. 693 (66th Street) from Gulf Boulevard to Park Boulevard.

Human Services

20. Authority to advertise a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, January 12, regarding a proposed ordinance relating to the health, peace, safety, and general welfare of the people of Pinellas County by establishing human trafficking signage display requirements and by establishing enforcement responsibilities and penalties.

Parks and Conservation Resources

21. Air Pollution Control Specific Operating Agreement between the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Pinellas County.


22. Resolution declaring two parcels of County owned property as surplus and authorizing the conveyance of the parcels to the Pinellas County Housing Authority.

Public Works

23. Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Honeymoon Island Beach Restoration project.


24. County Administrator miscellaneous. - None


25. Settlement demand in the case of Rebecca Meeker v. Steeplechase Townhomes Owners' Assn., Inc. and Pinellas County allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

26. County Attorney miscellaneous. - None


Emergency Medical Services

27. Amendment No. 1 to the Advanced Life Support First Responder Agreement with the City of St. Pete Beach.

28. Appointments to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.


29. County Administrator reports - none.


30. Appointment to the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area Citizen Advisory Committee.

31. Appointment of one member to the Unified Personnel Board.

32. Appointments to WorkNet Pinellas d.b.a. CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors.

33. Appointment of Technical Management Committee representative for Solid Waste.

34. Appointments to the Historic Preservation Board.

35. Appointments/reappointments to the Feather Sound Community Services District, Inc.

36. Appointments to 2016 Committees and Boards by the Chairman Elect.

37. County Commission miscellaneous.

The members wished County staff and local residents a happy holiday season.

Commissioner Long
Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to St. Petersburg Catholic High School student
Samantha Burkart for being the 2015 Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society High School
Essay Contest winner.

Distributed chart and presented information re current activities of the Charter Review

Related that a press release had been sent out naming Sean Sullivan as the new Executive
Director of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.

Commissioner Eggers
Thanked the Sheriff's Office for taking him on a tour of south county and the Fort De Soto area.
Congratulated a local family on their new Habitiat for Humanity home.

Provided information regarding a Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services (PEMHS)

Thanked various local communities for their holiday parades.

Commissioner Welch
Congratulated the St. Pete Silver Raiders on winning the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

Provided information re civil citations and similar topics relating to minor marijuana possession,
and requested that the BCC hold a workshop regarding the matter, and no objections were

Commissioner Gerard
Requested that the members discuss the prospect of passing an anti-fracking resolution at a
future meeting, and no objections were noted.

Commissioner Justice
Provided information regarding the members of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP),
relating that Pasco County has joined the TBEP.

Thanked Chairman Morroni for his leadership during 2015, noting that the members have made
a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project in his name.

Chairman Morroni
Thanked the members for their support during the past year and expressed appreciation for their
donation to the Wounded Warrier Project.

Presented a gift and Certificate of Appreciation to Commissioner Welch for his service on the
Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors.

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Meeting Recessed - 4:24 PM
Meeting Reconvened - 6:03 PM

6:00 PM



38. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act Resolution for issuance by the Pinellas County Health Facilities Authority of its Healthcare Facilities Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A, in an aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $18.5 million on behalf of St. Mark Village, Inc.

39a. Second Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement for the six cent Local Option Fuel Tax (regular agenda item).

39b. Ordinance reauthorizing the levy of the six cent Local Option Fuel Tax and extending the termination date from August 31, 2017 to December 31, 2027.

40. Petition of CBG Property Management, LLC to vacate approximately 33 feet of public right of way, known as Portsmouth Road, lying east of lots 44 and 45, Gulf Breeze Estates, Plat Book 27, Page 57 in Section 30/29/16, per Florida State Statute 336, 2015 (legislative hearing).

41. Case No. LU 28 11 15 (Katherine & Louis Kokkinakos)
A request for a land use change from Commercial Neighborhood & Residential Low to Commercial General on approximately 0.7 acre located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and 20th Terrace SW in the unincorporated area of Largo.

42. Case No. Q Z/LU 29 11 15 (Barry R. Berger, TRE, James J. Dowling, TRE & Holly S. Dowling, TRE)
A request for a land use change from Residential Low to Residential/Office Limited and a zoning change from R 4, One, Two & Three Family Residential to P 1A, Limited Office on approximately 0.2 acre located 160 feet west of the southwest corner of the intersection of Tampa Road and CR 1 in Palm Harbor.

43. Case No. Q Z/LU 30 11 15 (Senior Development Partners, LLC)
A request for a land use change from Residential Rural to Institutional and a zoning change from RPD 0.5 W, Residential Planned Development, 0.5 unit per acre Wellhead Protection Overlay to IL CO W, Institutional Limited Conditional Overlay Wellhead Protection Overlay with the Conditional Overlay restricting the use of the property to an assisted living/memory care facility, limiting the maximum number of beds to 64 and limiting the building to one story at a maximum height of 30 feet on approximately 4.2 acres located at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Lake Road and Foxwood Lane in East Lake Tarpon.

44. Case No. Q Z 31 11 15 (Paul W. & Nancy J. Guilmette)
A request for a zoning change from A E, Agricultural Estate Residential to RPD 7.5, Residential Planned Development, 7.5 units per acre on approximately 2 acres located on the east side of Summerdale Drive, approximately 460 feet south of Hammock Pine Boulevard in the unincorporated area of Clearwater.


45. Case No. CW 15 18 City of St. Petersburg
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Medium to Multimodal Corridor, regarding 0.3 acre more or less, located at 424 and 436 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg (subthreshold amendment).

46. Case No. CW 15 19 City of Pinellas Park
Countywide Plan Map amendment from Residential Low Medium to Retail & Services, regarding 0.5 acre more or less, located generally north of 82nd Avenue, east of 43rd Street, and west of U.S. Highway 19 North (subthreshold amendment).

47. Countywide Plan Map 2015 Annual Update.


CONTINUED to February 9, 2016.
48. Appeal of Site Plan # 1858.11 (quasi judicial item) (regular agenda item).


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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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