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

Public Meeting February 23, 2016 2:03 PM Printable version


INVOCATION by Manuel L. Sykes, Pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church in St.



1. Presentations and Awards:

Doing Things Employee Recognition: James Abaka, Risk Management
Thanks for Doing Business Recognition: Monin U.S. Headquarters and Flavor
Innovation Center
PARC Proclamation
National Consumer Protection Week Proclamation
Partner Presentation:
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County - Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director


2. Public comment.

Larry Biddle and Lorraine Langlois, St. Petersburg, re Metro Wellness
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re education excellence Pinellas
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re freedom to press liberty, freedom, and
religion in the 14th Amendment
Kra Whitmore, Plant City, re street sweeping

- Items 3 through 12 (Item 9 addressed under Regular Agenda)


3. Minutes of the regular meeting held January 26, 2016.

4. Vouchers and bills paid from December 20, 2015 through January 16, 2016.

Reports received for filing:

5. Reports of Expenses Incurred Under Incentives, Awards, and Recruitment Ordinance No. 07-26 for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2015.

6. Dock Fee Report for the month of January 2016.


County Administrator

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

Management and Budget

8. Resolution supplementing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 General Fund Budget for unanticipated revenue to the Judiciary and the Human Services Department.

Public Works

9. Cooperative funding agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for completion of a Watershed Management Plan (N734) for the Curlew Creek and Smith Bayou Watersheds.


10. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Rose Marie Wainwright v. State of Florida, Department of Juvenile Justice, et al., County Circuit Case No. 16-000016-CI-15.

11. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of S&A Home Properties, LLC v. Pinellas County, et al., County Circuit Case No. 16-000023-CI-13.


Tax Collector

12. Award of quote to Gulf Coast Review Inc. d/b/a Business Observer for advertisement of the delinquent tax list.

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13. First amendment to the agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. for consultant services for the Airport Improvement Project - Taxiway Rehabilitation Phase 2 at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

14. Resolution authorizing continuation of a $4.50 Passenger Facility Charge at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

15. Ranking of firms and agreement with Cardno, Inc. for professional engineering consulting services related to the St. Pete Clearwater International Airport Landside and Parking Lot Improvements project.

Economic Development

16. Resolution approving B6010841048 as a Qualified Applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program.

Public Works

17. Authority to advertise a public hearing to be held on March 29, 2016, regarding a proposed ordinance amending the Water and Navigation regulations of Chapter 166 of the Land Development Code, specifically dealing with the permitting requirements for the repair or replacement of existing docks.


18. County Administrator miscellaneous. - None.


19. County Attorney miscellaneous.

Referring to Agenda Item No. 11, Attorney Bennett related that the County has been
dropped from the lawsuit.


20. County Administrator reports:

Budget Forecast - FY 2017-22.


21. WorkNet Pinellas, Inc., d.b.a. CareerSource Pinellas, 2016 - 2020 Local Workforce Services Plan.

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

23. Appointment to the Historic Preservation Board.

24. County Commission miscellaneous.

Commissioner Gerard
Thanked the Sheriff's Office flight group and Assistant County Administrators Jacob Stowers and John Bennett for an educational history tour of the county.

Commissioner Eggers
Thanked the Crescent Oaks Country Club for hosting a golf academy for wounded veterans and other individuals.

Related that the Council of North County Neighborhoods (CNCN) is continuing its community outreach and leadership efforts, and that a Palm Harbor Community Service Agency representative spoke at the last CNCN event.

Commended staff on the successful Lealman Community Redevelopment Area open house.

Announced that the Blue Jays and Phillies will have a Mayors' Challenge Opening Day Game on March 2, signifying the start of spring training, and noted the importance of spring training for the community and the state.

Thanked Chairman Justice for initiating the Business Recognition Award.

Commissioner Welch
Related that he attended St. Petersburg City Council and Agenda 2020 meetings and provided an update on progress in the Community Redevelopment Area, thanking everyone involved.

Chairman Justice
Thanked Communications staff for the new proclamation design and encouraged Commissioners to look at and sign proclamations in a timely manner.

Announced a Farm Share event to be held in Lealman on April 4 and thanked the sponsoring agencies, noting that fresh produce will be distributed to 400 to 500 families.

Related that a letter has been sent to the Legislative Delegation regarding the issue of fracking and proposed drafting an ordinance. Discussion ensued, and Commissioner Eggers requested a staff presentation.

Commissioner Seel
Requested information regarding the impact that ordinances strengthening sexual predator distance rules passed in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties may have on Pinellas County, and Chairman Justice instructed Mr. Woodard to follow up with the Sheriff.

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Meeting Recessed - 4:06 PM
Meeting Reconvened - 6:00 PM

6 PM



25. Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act resolution for issuance by the City of Tampa, Florida of an amount not to exceed $225,000,000 of City of Tampa, Florida, Health System Revenue Bonds, BayCare Health System Issue, Series 2016A, with such Series 2016A Bonds to be issued in one or more series from time to time.

26. Case No. Q Z-3-1-16 (Providence Storage, LLC)
A request for a zoning change from R-4, One, Two & Three Family Residential to C-3, Commercial, Wholesale, Warehousing & Industrial Support on approximately 0.7 acre located on the west side of Alternate U.S. Highway 19, 300 feet south of Brevard Street in Palm Harbor.

27. Case No. Q Z-2-1-16 (Fitzgerald Motors, Inc.)
A request for a zoning change from CP-1, Commercial Parkway to CP-2, Commercial Parkway on approximately 4.8 acres located on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 North, 600 feet north of State Road 580 in the unincorporated area of Clearwater.

28. Case No. Q Z/LU-1-1-16 (C & K Safety Harbor, LLC & Outbidya, Inc.)
A request for a land use change from Residential Rural to Institutional and a zoning change from A-E-W, Agricultural Estate Residential-Wellhead Protection Overlay to PSP-W-CO, Public/Semi-Public-Wellhead Protection Overlay-Conditional Overlay, with the Conditional Overlay limiting the use of the property to a private school and related accessory uses for a maximum number of 400 students, and limiting the maximum building height to 35 feet on approximately 9.4 acres located on the north side of Keystone Road, 100 feet east of Ranch Road in East Lake Tarpon.

29. Case No. Q Z-33-12-15 (Pinellas County General Services/North County Office) (Final

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 North in the unincorporated area of Dunedin.

Meeting Recessed - 8:15 PM
Meeting Reconvened - 8:23 PM

30. Case No. Q Z/LU-34-12-15 (Kamran & Dori Rouhani, Parviz Rouhani, A.E.C. 2159
LLC, and Emerald Garden Real Estate, Inc.)

A request for a land use change from Residential Suburban to Institutional and a zoning change from A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential & R-R, Rural Residential to IL-CO, Institutional Limited-Conditional Overlay, with the Conditional Overlay limiting the use of the property to an assisted living facility with a maximum of 60 beds, inclusive of services defined by the State as independent living, assisted living care,
skilled nursing care, extended congregate care, long-term care and/or memory care, and including physical rehabilitative and physician support services for occupants of the 60 beds of the facility; provided, however, that no such services shall be provided for external patients who are not occupants of the facility on approximately 2.5 acres located 680 feet north of Union Street on the west side of McMullen Booth Road in the unincorporated area of Clearwater (street addresses: 2159, 2167, and 2175 McMullen
Booth Road).


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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)

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

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