Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Results

Meeting Date:
April 7, 2009 * 9:31 a.m.

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play video INVOCATION
play video PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE to the Flag of the United States of America


Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Pinellas County school’s dropout problem.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families.
Mark P. Klutho, Largo.

play video C. CONSENT AGENDA


approved 1. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 3, 2009

approved 2. Reports:

a. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2009-01 Dated March 5, 2009 – Follow-Up Audit of Building Permits

b. Report of Expenses Incurred Under Incentives, Awards, and Recruitment Ordinance for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2008

c. Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization Annual Financial Reports for the Fiscal Years (FYs) Ended September 30, 2007 and 2008

d. Juvenile Welfare Board Annual Local Government Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements for FY 2007-2008

e. Tampa Bay Water Annual Local Government Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements for Years Ended September 30, 2008 and 2007 and the Tampa Bay Water 2008 Annual Report

f. Dock Fee Report for the Month of February 2009

approved 3. Vouchers and Bills Paid

approved 4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Clearwater Public Hearing Notices of Annexation, Land Use Plan, Zoning Atlas, and Community Development Code Amendments Regarding Ordinances Nos. 8023-09, 8024-09, 8026- 09 and 8047-09 through 8049-09 Held April 2, 2009, and to be Held April 15 and May 7, 2009

b. City of Tarpon Springs Resolution No. 2009-04 Adopted February 17, 2009, Supporting the Retention of Egmont Key State Park by the Florida Park Service

c. Notification from Essilor of America Regarding the Closing of the Joe’s Creek Processing Center Located at 4360 28th Street North, St. Petersburg, Pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

d. Pinellas Park Water Management District Minutes of Regular Authority Meeting No. 4 Dated January 15, 2009, and Special Meeting Dated January 29, 2009

e. Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue Resolutions Nos. 2009-01, 2009- 02, and 2009-03 Adopted February 17, 2009, Amending the 2008/2009 Budget and Fixing the Rate of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments


Public Works

approved 5. Approval of an Award of Bid to Davis Concrete, Inc. for Concrete, Ready Mix and Batch Mix (Co-Op)

See Item No. 13 6. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authority for Staff to Negotiate with Each of the Top Six Ranked Firms for Professional Engineering for Environmental and Geotechnical Services

approved 7. Approval of a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the City of Clearwater for Implementation of Best Management Practices in Allen’s Creek Watershed, Magnolia Avenue and Sandra Drive Improvement Area


approved 8. Approval of an Award of Bid to Suncoast Development of Pinellas County, Inc. for Water and Reclaimed Water Main Installation Annual Requirements for 2008/2009 Rebid

Other Departments

approved 9. Approval of FY 2009 Budget Amendment No. 6 (Management and Budget)

approved 10. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2009 General Fund Budget for Various Grants to the Sheriff’s Office (Management and Budget)

See Item No. 13 11. Approval of an Award of Bid to Olympic Painting Contracting, Inc. for Interior Painting Services Countywide (Real Estate Management)

approved 12. Approval to Submit a Florida Forever Grant Application to the Florida Communities Trust for Reimbursement of Purchased Environmentally Sensitive and Recreation Lands Acquired from the Wilde Trust and Located in the Brooker Creek Preserve Project Area (Real Estate Management/Environmental Management)

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13. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court)
approved Items Nos. 6 and 11 pulled from Consent Agenda for discussion and separate vote.


Public Works

approved play video 14. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Professional Engineering Consulting Services with Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. for 22nd Avenue South from 58th Street South to 34th Street South


approved play video 15. Approval of Supplemental No. 2 to the Local Agency Program Agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for Gulf Boulevard (State Road 699) Resurfacing/Reconstruction Project from Park Boulevard to Walsingham Road

Other Departments

approved play video 16. Approval of a Reappointment to the Local Public Employee Relations Commission (County Administrator)

approved play video 17. Approval of a Standard Contract with the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. for Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (Heath and Human Services)

approved play video 18. Adoption of a Resolution Declaring a Portion of County-Owned Property Surplus and Authorizing Conveyance to the City of Oldsmar by County Deed (Real Estate Management)

play video 19. Other Administrative Matters
Director of Utilities Tom Crandall provided an update on the current water restrictions.


approved play video 20. Approval of Authority for the County Attorney to Defend the Cases of:

a. Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Formerly Known As MacDill Federal Credit Union, v. Tinna Losch and Angela Gross, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 09-003607-CI-13 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Tax Lien

b. U.S. Bank National Association, Ltd. v. David L. McDonald, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 09-003477-CI-7 – Defense of Ken Burke in a Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Judgment Lien

c. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Jennifer G. Baker, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 09-003335-CI-19 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving Judgment Liens

d. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Thomas Rogers, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 09-003392-CI-11 – Mortgage Foreclosure Involving Judgment Liens

e. Robert Root v. FTBA Limited, a Dissolved Texas Limited Partnership, Formerly Known As Crow-Childress-Harrod #2, Ltd., FDOT, and Pinellas County, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida - Circuit Civil Case No. 09-002651-CI-015 – Tax Deed Sale

f. Southwest Contracting, Inc. v. BCC - Circuit Civil Case No. 09- 002856-CI-021 – Allegations of Breach of Contract and Fraud in the Inducement

approved play video 21. Approval of Authority for the County Attorney to Initiate Litigation in the Cases of:

a. Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court v. Beneficial Florida, Inc., CitiFinancial Equity Services, Inc. and Diane M. Skillen – Interpleader Action Involving a Tax Deed Sale

b. Pinellas County v. Kim Preedom and Randall Preedom, as Co- Trustees, Preedom Land Trust, and KOS Corporation – Alleged Environmental Infraction

c. On Behalf of Peggy Troiano in the Claim of Peggy Troiano v. Paul and Gail Kraft and Vicky Dykens of All County Property Management and Realty, Inc. – HUD Case #04-08-0790-8; PC #08- 026 – Allegations of Housing Discrimination

approved play video 22. Approval of a Recommendation for Settlement by Outside Counsel in Pinellas County v. Patricia S. Humberstone, as Trustee - Circuit Civil Case No. 06-2019-CI-21 - Parcel P001-R1 – Eminent Domain Case

None play video 23. Miscellaneous

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play video 24. Enhancing Transportation in Pinellas County

play video 25. American Recovery Act: Economic Stimulus Update

play video 26. Pinellas Hope Follow-Up Report

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approved play video 27. Approval of Reappointments and New Appointments to the Suncoast Health Council, Inc. (Continued from the March 17, 2009, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 28. Approval of Reappointments and New Appointments to the Economic Development Council

approved play video 29. Approval of an Appointment to the Tourist Development Council

approved play video 30. Approval of an Appointment to the Social Action Funding Advisory Board

play video 31. Miscellaneous

a. Commissioner Welch suggested that the Board meet with the St. Petersburg City Council to discuss the EMS issue, and the members concurred; consensus of the members is that Board will meet with the cities on regular basis to address matters of mutual interest.
b. Commissioner Bostock commended the County for its approach in addressing the big picture in the current financial situation; and expressed concern re spending on smaller expenses.
c. Commissioner Brickfield

nominated Matthew C. Coe for appointment to the Gas Board for Examining, Adjustments, and Appeals.

discussed PSTA bus shelters with advertising; staff to prepare a comprehensive report.

d. Commissioner Morroni reported that his final radiation treatment will take place today; and thanked Commissioners Bostock and Brickfield for attending meetings during his treatment.
e. Commissioner Seel spoke re Historic Preservation Advisory Board and Heritage Village; and The Heart Gallery display in the Courthouse lobby.
f. Chairman Harris discussed results of County Administrator LaSala’s six-month performance review; and provided a water conservation tip.

play video ADJOURNMENT – 12:19 P.M.

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