Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Public Meeting||March 29, 2016||2:05 P.M.||Printable version|
INVOCATION by Pastor Wayne A. Robinson with Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
Water Conservation Month Proclamation
Doing Things Employee Recognition - Carol Gray, Parks and Conservation Resources
Presentation of a Proclamation to the Board:
Pinellas Trail 25th Anniversary Recognition - Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation
Bikepath Country - Ivan Bellotto, President
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re education excellence
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re storm water political poker play
Greg Pound, Largo, re truth
Bonnie Audette Solorzano, Palm Coast, re parental alienation through DCF
Items 3 through 16 (Items 9, 10, 13, and 15 addressed under
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
Reports received for filing:
Miscellaneous items received for filing:
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS
Real Estate Management
16. Notice of new lawsuit and defense of the same by the County Attorney in the case of Jean C. Ulloa v. John R. Beach & Associates, Inc., et al. v. Pinellas County, et al. -Circuit Civil Case No. 16-004812-CI-8.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENTS
19. Authority to advertise a public hearing to be held on April 26, 2016 for a proposed ordinance amending Section 122-68 of the County Code specific to golf carts permitted in Highland Lakes by removing the restriction “to accommodate golf cart play.”
20. Other Administrative matters:
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS
Lealman Community Redevelopment Agency
Supervisor of Elections
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
25. County Administrator reports:
Discussed citizens’ concerns regarding County-owned land in Pasco County and acknowledged assistance provided by his staff and the County Administrator’s Office in responding to their emails; requested a presentation by Tampa Bay Water or Utilities Department staff regarding the system used to deliver water to Pinellas County
Expressed appreciation to the Supervisor of Elections and staff for their hard work with the recent Presidential Preference Primary Election, noting that pproximately 50 percent of the eligible registered voters cast a ballot, and thanked the residents for getting out to vote and making a difference.
Announced that Relay for Life events begin soon, noting that a schedule is available at RelayForLife.org, and asked the public to support the effort.
Announced that Oldsmar is celebrating its100-Year Anniversary with a parade on Saturday; that Dunedin is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Highland Games; and that the Palm Harbor Parrot Head Festival is coming soon.
Announced that “My VA” is a new board, chaired by Father Swick, to provide veteran assistance and positive information, noting that two summits are scheduled.
Wished a speedy recovery to Tampa Police Officer Jose Rodriguez, who survived a gunshot wound, thanks to his vest.
Discussed Business Technology Services (BTS) business continuity and budget issues, citing an additional $1.4 million request for the Tyler system, and indicated that the BTS Board will meet in a few weeks.
Referring to discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays, requested that Chairman Justice convey to St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman the importance of partnering at the County level and showing a united front.
Echoed Commissioner Eggers’ comments regarding the Supervisor of Elections' Office, noting the low number of rejected ballots.
Moved, seconded by Commissioner Seel and carried unanimously, that Geraldine Raja be appointed to the Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board.
Reported that he attended a very positive meeting of the Government Affairs Committee of the Tierra Verde Community Association and related that the Commissioners will be asked to select a date for a meeting in Tierra Verde to discuss community issues.
Expressed concern regarding the small number of students and manufacturers participating in the AmSkills program. At her request, Commissioner Eggers provided a brief update regarding the program and agreed to relay her concerns at the upcoming Governing Board meeting.
Requested a Toytown project update; whereupon, Mr. Woodward related that recent negotiating sessions with the Sports Park Group have produced materials to assist with the County’s evaluation, noting that a determination may be made shortly.
Congratulated Commissioner Seel on her induction into the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.
Announced a Farm Share event to be held in Lealman on April 4, noting that volunteers are needed, and thanked participating partners.
Discussed a Hillsborough County ordinance banning the towing of patrons’ vehicles parked at establishments that serve alcohol prior to noon the following day and inquired as to the members’ interest in adopting a similar ordinance, and discussion ensued.
Meeting Recessed: 4:31 PM
Meeting Reconvened: 6:02 PM
All public hearing items have been properly advertised. Affidavits of Publication have been received and are on file in the Board Records Department.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
28. Case No. Q Z/LU-5-2-16 (Janet O’Harrow)
A request for a zoning change from R-3, Single Family Residential to P-1, General Professional Office, and a land use change from Residential Urban to Residential/Office-General on approximately 0.7 acre located at 1003 Virginia Avenue in Palm Harbor.
29. 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.
30. 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 Comprehensive Plan, amending the legend of the Future Land Use Map, and amending the Future Land Use Map.
34. Case No. Q DA-4-2-16 (GIB Properties, LLC)
A request for a modification of an existing Development Agreement for an assisted living facility by increasing the maximum number of beds from 39 to 58, allowing for the enlargement of the existing building, limiting the building height to 16 feet and one story, prohibiting the use of DeLong Way by commercial or delivery vehicles, and removing the parking variance on approximately 1.6 acres located at 7770 128th Street in the unincorporated area of Seminole.
ADJOURNMENT - 7:43 PM
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.
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.