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

Public Meeting January 26, 2016 2:03 PM Printable version


INVOCATION by Reverend Jon Roberts from Calvary Episcopal Church in Indian Rocks Beach



1. Presentations:

Doing Things Employee Recognition - Sandy Wilson, Project Management Specialist with Parks and Conservation Resources

Partner Presentation:
Habitat for Humanity - Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County

Partner Presentation:
National 2-1-1 Awareness Day Proclamation
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. - Micki

Thompson, Executive Director


2. Public comment.

David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re water (public and private) carnival
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re gratitude: Lourdes, Judy, Gulf Coast Legal; Pinellas
schools, failure factories; middle school negligence
Toni Gross, Oldsmar, re gratitude to PCBCC: son, Frank Gross, 2011 Afghanistan


Approved Items 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 (Items 3 and 7 addressed under Regular Agenda)


Reports received for filing:

3. Dock Fee Report for the month of December 2015.

Miscellaneous items received for filing:

4. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8777-15, 8780-15, and 8783-15 adopted December 3, 2015, annexing certain properties.


County Administrator

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

Economic Development

6. Resolution supplementing the Fiscal Year 2016 General Fund budget for unanticipated revenues to Economic Development.

Engineering and Technical Support

7. Award of bid to Caladesi Construction Co., PCL Construction, Inc., TLC Diversified, Inc., and WPC Industrial Contractors, LLC for job order contracting for wastewater treatment and water plant maintenance, repair, minor construction and underground utilities.

Management and Budget

8. Receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund from October 1 to December 31, 2015.

9. Receipt and file report on Sheriff's Office grants received and service contracts from October 1 to December 31, 2015.


10. Receipt and file of procurement items approved by the County Administrator for the quarter ending December 31, 2015.



11. Authority to advertise a public hearing to be held on March 29, 2016, regarding a proposed ordinance amending portions of Chapter 134, Article VI (Concurrency System), of the Pinellas County Land Development Code.

12. Authority to advertise a public hearing to be held on March 29, 2016, regarding a proposed ordinance amending portions of Chapter 150, Impact Fees, of the Pinellas County Land Development Code.


13. County Administrator miscellaneous.

Mr. Woodard, with input by Attorney Bennett, discussed recently filed Senate Bill 1322
and how it might affect the County's ongoing litigation to resolve the Department of
Juvenile Justice issue with the State of Florida.

Mary Scott Hardwick, Intergovernmental Liaison, provided updates on the progress of
Senate Bill 1322 and the Tierra Verde Fire District bill through the legislative


14. County Attorney miscellaneous. - None.


15. County Administrator reports - None.


16. Resolution regarding the high speed ferry pilot program.

17. County Commission miscellaneous.

Commissioner Morroni
Announced that his Law Enforcement Luncheon for emergency personnel will be held in

Commissioner Seel
Offered sympathies to Bob and Susan Churuti and the Hamilton family on the passing of
Dr. Hamilton, a civil and medical leader in St. Petersburg.

Commissioner Eggers
Thanked the Administrator and his staff for their presentations to the Board during the
productive work sessions last week.

Congratulated small business Juan's Mexican Grill on the opening of its new location in
Palm Harbor.

Congratulated food bank Dunedin Cares on its recent ribbon cutting and noted that
plans are to provide food on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and on the weekend.
Noted that Tim Lima was recently elected President of the Council of North County

Expressed concern over the large number of rape cases that are backlogged and
remain unsolved at the State level, and suggested that the Board discuss the topic in the
future and draft a resolution to send to Tallahassee.

Commissioner Welch
Recognized Dr. Jon Thogmartin and the work being done locally to ensure that Pinellas
County does not experience a backlog in the processing of rape cases.

Commissioner Long
Related that the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Metropolitan Planning
Organization, and Pinellas Planning Council held a joint meeting last week regarding
transportation solutions for Pinellas County and the region.

Chairman Justice
Thanked the Dunedin Rotary Club for inviting him to speak at their event last night.

Meeting Recessed - 3:11 P.M

Work Session

Following the afternoon portion of the regular meeting, the Board will hold a Work Session in the County Commission 5th Floor Conference Room before resuming the Regular Meeting with Public Hearings at 6 p.m.

County Commission office discussion.

Meeting Reconvened - 6:02 P.M.

6 PM



18. Q Z/LU-25-10-15 (Ralph M. Wescott)
A request for a land use change from Industrial Limited to Residential Low Medium and a zoning change from C-3, Commercial, Wholesale, Warehousing & Industrial to
R-4-CO, One, Two & Three Family Residential-Conditional Overlay, with the Conditional Overlay limiting the use to a single family home and related accessory uses on approximately 1.1 acres located at the southwest corner of the intersection of 135th Place N. and Palm Way in the unincorporated area of Largo (a portion of parcel 01/30/15/70416/400/1101).

19. Case No. Q Z-32-12-15 (Stewart Wittel)
A request for a zoning change from R-3, Single Family Residential to M-1, Light Manufacturing & Industry on approximately 0.6 acre located on the east side of Faxton Street, 500 feet south of Ulmerton Road in the unincorporated area of Largo.

Second Public Hearing for final adoption to be held February 23, 2016.
20. Case No. Q Z-33-12-15 (Pinellas County General Services/North County Office) A request for a zoning change from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential to PSP,
Public/Semi-Public on approximately 10.3 acres located at 29582 U.S. Highway 19 N. in the unincorporated area of Dunedin (first hearing).

21. 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) (Final Adoption) A request for a land use change from Residential Low Medium to Residential Low on approximately 11.8 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.



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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