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AGENDA – Regular Public Meeting Pinellas County
  Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
9:33 A.M. January 6, 2004

RESULTS KEY
Approved approved
Denied denied
Temporarily Deferred temporarily deferred
Public Hearing public hearing
 Withdrawn withdrawn

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INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEto the Flag of the United States of America

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

A. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Any Person Wishing to Speak at this Time, Excluding Non-Public Hearing Items on the Agenda or Issues Previously Acted on by the Board of County Commissioners, Must Have a Yellow Card Completed and Given to the Board Secretary at the Staff Table Located at the Front of the Board Room. The Chairman will Call Each Speaker’s Name.

W. C. Snipes, Clearwater, re electromagnetic fields along Pinellas Trail.
Don Cocker, Unincorporated, re need for statewide handyman licensing.
H. Patrick Wheeler, Palm Harbor, re parking problems at Courthouse.

B. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS
Any Person Wishing to Speak about a Public Hearing Item Shall Complete a Blue Card and Submit it to the Board Secretary at the Staff Table Located at the Front of the Board Room. The Procedure Used by the Board of County Commissioners in Conducting Public Hearings is to Have a Staff Presentation Followed by the Applicant Presenting the Specific Proposal. The Board Will Then Hear Comments from the Proponents Followed by Comments from the Opponents and a Staff Summary. The Applicant Will Then be Given an Opportunity to Close and the Board of County Commissioners will Decide on the Matter.

WATER AND NAVIGATION
Pursuant to the Provisions of Chapter 31182, Laws of Florida (1955), as Amended, it is the Policy of the Pinellas County Water & Navigation Control Authority that all Persons Giving Testimony on Matters Relating to Application for Dredge, Fill, or Dock Permits do so Under Oath. If You Wish to Make Statements or Give Testimony Concerning any of the Water & Navigation Items, Please be Prepared to Stand and Take the Oath When Requested to do so by the Clerk.

approved 1. Multi-Use Dock Application M33617-03 Submitted by Jay Gee Development (Santa Madeira Townhome Condominiums), 601 American Legion Drive, Boca Ciega Bay, Madeira Beach.

approved 2. Commercial Dock Application CC33648-03, City of St. Petersburg Vinoy Basin Boardwalk, 255 Beach Drive NorthEast, Vinoy Basin, St. Petersburg.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY
Consideration of the Following Proposals to Amend the Adopted Countywide Future Land Use Plan:

SUBTHRESHOLD AMENDMENTS

3.

approveda. Case #CW 03-75 – Dunedin.
Location – 0.7 Acre Located on the Northwest Corner of Causeway Boulevard and Jeffrey Place; Amendment from Commercial General to Residential Low Medium.

approved b. Case #CW 03-76 – Dunedin.
Location – 2.4 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of Causeway Boulevard and Michael Place; Amendment from Commercial General to Residential Low Medium.

approved c. Case #CW 03-81 – Oldsmar.
Location – 0.6 Acre Located on the East Side of Shore Drive, Approximately 175 Feet South of Lexington Street; Amendment from Residential Estate to Residential Urban.

approved d. Case #CW 03-82 – Clearwater.
Location – 3.4 Acres Located on the South Side of Druid Road, Approximately 600 Feet West of U.S. Highway 19; Amendment from Residential Urban and Residential/Office General to Residential Low Medium and Preservation.

REGULAR AMENDMENTS

4.

temporarily deferred To 02/03/04 a. Case #CW 03-72 – Pinellas County (to be Continued).
Location – 9.6 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Bayside Bridge at the Northern Terminus of Turtle Lane; Amendment from Industrial Limited and Water/Drainage Feature Overlay to Commercial General and Water/Drainage Feature Overlay.

approved b. Case #CW 03-77 – Pinellas County.
Location – 51.7 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of U.S. Highway 19 and 118th Avenue North; Amendment from Industrial Limited to Institutional.

approved c. Case #CW 03-78 – Pinellas County.
Location – 18.4 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of 134th Avenue North and Pine Street; Amendment from Residential Rural to Residential Low.

approved d. Case #CW 03-79 – Pinellas County.
Location – 0.2 Acre Located on the Southwest Corner of Belcher Road and 14th Avenue Southeast; Amendment from Residential Low to Residential/Office Limited.

temporarily deferred To 02/03/04 e. Case #CW 03-80 – Pinellas County.
Location – 9.4 Acres Located on the East Side of North Jasmine Avenue, Approximately 830 Feet South of Sail Harbor Circle; Amendment from Residential Suburban and Transportation/Utility to Residential Suburban and Transportation/Utility.

approved f. Case #CW 03-83 – Clearwater.
Location – 1.3 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of Highland Avenue and Belleair Road; Amendment from Residential/Office General to Commercial General.

COUNTYWIDE RULES AMENDMENT

Consideration of the Following Proposal to Amend the Adopted Rules Concerning the Administration of the Countywide Future Land Use Plan:

approved 5. PPC Resolution No. 03-7.
Proposed Amendment to the Countywide Rules to Allow Residential Uses within the Industrial Limited Future Land Use Plan Category.

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approved C. CONSENT AGENDA

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

6. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meetings Held November 18 and December 2, 2003.

7. Reports:

a. Pinellas County Annual Operating and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2004.

b. Investment Report for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2003.

c. Property Appraiser Budget Amendment/Transfer No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2003/2004.

d. Tax Collector Budget Amendment/Transfer No. 1 for Fiscal Year 2003/2004.

e. Dock Fee Report for Month of November 2003.

f. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2003-20 Dated December 4, 2003.


8. Other Approvals:

a. General – None.

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid.

9. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Clearwater Public Hearing Notices of Annexation, Land Use Plan, Rezoning and Zoning Atlas Amendments Regarding Ordinances Nos. 7218-04 through 7229-04 to be Held February 5, 2004.

b. City of Largo Notices of Public Hearings Regarding Ordinances Nos. 2004-10 and 2004-16 Held December 2 and December 16, 2003, Respectively.

c. Correspondence from the City of Pinellas Park Regarding Seven Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property and One Ordinance De-Annexing a Road Right-of-Way; Public Hearings to be Held January 8, 2004.

d. Resolutions Adopted November 4, 2003 Supporting Continued Inclusion of Local Sources First Policy Pertaining to Florida’s Water Resources:

1. City of Fanning Springs No. 2003-09.

2. City of Fort Lauderdale No. 03-166.

e. Pinellas Park Water Management District Public Notice Regarding Change in Regular Authority Meeting Date to December 11, 2003.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

10. Approval of the Releases of Sureties.

11. Approval of the Ratification of Three Southwest Florida Water Management District 2005 Cooperative Funding Initiative Grant Applications.

12. Approval of the Selection Advisory Committee’s Recommendation of the Firms Most Qualified to Provide Ongoing Preservation Architectural Services for Heritage Village and Authorization for Staff to Initiate Negotiations to Finalize Contracts.

13. Approval of Awards of Bid:

a. Pipe Replacement Project (Re-Bid) - 46th Avenue North at 31st Street North.

b. MSTU Sidewalk and ADA Ramp Improvements - Contract “A”.

Utilities

14. Approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) with Westra Construction Corporation for the City of Treasure Island Reclaimed Water Distribution System and Herron’s Subdivision Water Main Rehabilitation Project and Release of Retainage.

15. Approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final) with Cornerstone Businesses, Inc. for the St. Pete Beach Reclaimed Transmission Main Project and Release of Retainage.

16. Approval of the Ratification of Two Southwest Florida Water Management District 2005 Cooperative Funding Initiative Grant Applications.

17. Approval of an Award of Bid to TLC Diversified, Inc. for the Gulf Beach and Capri Isle Water Storage Tank Modifications.

Other Departments

18. Adoption of a Resolution Approving the Expenditure of Public Funds for the Pinellas Assembly Meeting (County Administrator).

19. Approval of the Ratification of Three Southwest Florida Water Management District 2005 Cooperative Funding Initiative Grant Applications (Culture, Education and Leisure).

20. Approval of an Award of Bid to Bright House Cleaning Company for Janitorial Services for Beach Access/Boat Ramp (Culture, Education and Leisure).

21. Adoption of a Resolution for Assessment of Liens against Lands Cleared (Environmental Management).

22. Adoption of a Resolution to Authorize the Annual Expenditure of Public Funds by the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Incentives, Awards and Related Items for Employees (Justice and Consumer Protection).

23. Approval of the Ratification of a Grant Application with the Florida Department of Children and Families for the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (Justice and Consumer Services).

24. Approval of Budget Amendment No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2004 (Management and Budget).

25. Approval of an Award of Bid to Marketex Storage Systems, Inc. for an IBM 3494 Virtual Tape Storage Subsystem (Purchasing/Information Technology).

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D. REGULAR AGENDA

None 26. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk
of Circuit Court).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Airport

approved 27. Approval of the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with Renewal Options with Engelhardt Gehrand Partnership.

approved 28. Approval of the Warehouse Lease Agreement with Wackenhut Services, Inc. Operating the Nonproliferation and National Security Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Public Works

approved 29. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with APAC-Southeast, Inc. for the Year 2003 Countywide Pavement Preservation – Contract “A” (Various Locations).

approved 30. Approval of the Purchase Authorization for Participation in the City of Lakeland Bid No. 3003 for Pavement Management and Data Collection Consultant with KMS and Associates, Ltd.

approved 31. Approval of Award of Proposal for Highway Department Management Consultant Services to L.A. Consulting, Inc.

approved 32. Approval to Accept Final Completion and Authorize Release of Retainage Monies for the Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center, Phase 2 Project, Construction Management Agreement.

approved 33. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate a Contract with the Number One Ranked Firm for Professional Engineering Services for the Walsingham Road Sidewalks Project.

approved 34. Approval of the Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for Alligator Creek Channel “B” Improvements.

Utilities

approved 35. Approval of the Final Negotiated Contract with ELAB, Inc. for Laboratory Testing Services.

approved 36. Approval of the Agreement for Consultant Services with Dewberry and Davis, LLC, for Coordinated Debris Management Planning.

approved 37. Approval of Agreements for Consultant Services for Geotechnical Engineering for Miscellaneous Utilities Projects with Williams Earth Science, Inc. and Nodarse & Associates, Inc.

approved 38. Approval of a Budget Adjustment to the Estimated Design Engineering Costs for the Galvanized Pipe Replacement Program.


Other Departments

approved 39. Approval of the Utilization of Tropicana Field Bond Refinancing Savings for Additional Tourism Advertising (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

approved 40. Approval of the Grant Agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems for Sand Key Beach Restoration Phase IV (Environmental Management).

approved 41. Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Boater Partnership for the Clean Marina Program (Environmental Management).

approved 42. Approval of an Award of Bid to Thermal Tech, Inc. for Boiler Parts/Maintenance (Rebid) (General Services).

approved 43. Approval of the Ratification of a Grant Application and Acceptance of a Grant Award from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, for the Mobile Medical Unit (Human Services).

approved 44. Approval of the Grant-in-Aid Agreement with the Justice Administrative Commission for Assistance in the Payment of Costs Incurred for Dependency Counsel (Justice and Consumer Protection).

approved 45. Adoption of a Resolution to Appropriate Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year 2004 General Fund for the Sheriff (Life Skills and HIDTA Grants) (Management and Budget).

approved 46. Adoption of a Resolution to Appropriate Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year 2004 Tourist Development Council Fund (Management and Budget).

approved 47. Approval of an Extension of an Interlocal Agreement with the Pinellas County School Board Regarding the Alternative High School (Management and Budget).

approved 48. Adoption of a Resolution Supporting Greater Awareness of Bicycling (Planning).

approved 49. Approval to Declare Miscellaneous County-Owned Equipment as Surplus and Authorize its Sale (Purchasing).

approved 50. Approval to Declare Miscellaneous County-Owned Equipment Surplus and Authorize its Donation to the Guardian Ad Litem Program (Purchasing/Circuit Court).

51. Other Administrative Matters.

Resolution authorizing reimbursement of moving expenses for newly hired Airport Director.


COUNTY ATTORNEY

approved 52. Authority for the County Attorney to Defend:

a. Andrew Otto Gauthier v. Pinellas County, Everett Rice, Individually, and in His Official Capacity as Pinellas County Sheriff, Scott M. Matthew, Individually and in His Official Capacity as a Detective for the Pinellas County Sheriff, Jack R. Mohrman, Individually and in His Official Capacity as a Sergeant for the Pinellas County Sheriff, and D.V. Antolini, Individually and in His Official Capacity as a Corporal for the Pinellas County Sheriff – Federal Case No. 8:03-CV-2512-T-30-MAP – Allegations of Battery, Assault, Intentional Infliction of Severe Emotional Distress, False Imprisonment and Civil Rights Violations.

b. Robert T. Wagner v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 03-9349-CI-19 – Allegations of Interference with a Contract with City of St. Petersburg and Damages Subsequently Incurred.

approved 53. Authority for the County Attorney to Initiate Litigation against:

a. Gibson v. RSG Family Limited Partnership, et al – PCO No. PC-03-033, HUD No. 04-03-0654-8 – Complaint of Housing Discrimination.

b. Ikner and Mister v. RSG Family Limited Partnership, et al – PCO No. PC-03-028, HUD No. 04-03-0569-8 - Complaint of Housing Discrimination.

c. Jones v. RSG Family Limited Partnership, et al - PCO No. PC-03-030, HUD No. 04-03-0653-8 - Complaint of Housing Discrimination.

d. Mahogany v. RSG Family Limited Partnership, et al - PCO No. PC-03-032, HUD No. 04-03-0655-8 - Complaint of Housing Discrimination.

e. Williams v. RSG Family Limited Partnership, et al - PCO No. PC-03-031, HUD No. 04-03-0649-8 - Complaint of Housing Discrimination.

temporarily deferred 54. Authority to File a Circuit Civil Action on Behalf of Emergency Medical Services against Aetna for Unpaid Ambulance Bills.

Item No. 54 pulled from agenda.

approved 55. Approval of Law Enforcement Contracts for:

a. City of Clearwater - Crime Scene Services, Latent Fingerprint Services, and Property and Evidence Storage.

b. Town of Kenneth City - Crime Scene Services.

c. City of St. Pete Beach - Crime Scene Services and Evidence and Property Storage.

approved 56. Extension of the Timeframe Contained in the Eldridge-Wilde Wellfield Transfer Agreement to February 28, 2005, for Tampa Bay Water to Seek Reimbursement of Expenses Related to the Clearing of Title Defects.

approved 57. Authority to Settle the Case of Rebekah Stamp, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Jared Raible, Deceased v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 01-6634-CI-13.

58. Miscellaneous.

Attorney Churuti to apprise Board members re federal trial involving escaped prisoner from Maryland Correctional System.

E. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

approved 59

a. Motion authorizing $10,000 contribution to Tampa Bay Partnership re transportation initiatives.
b. Report by Commissioner Seel re discussions between St. Petersburg and Florida Department of Community Affairs regarding the Gateway Preserve annexation.

F. COUNTY COMMISSION

approved 60. Approval of an Appointment to the Pinellas Opportunity Council Board of Directors.

61. Transit Governance Task Force Recommendations.

approved Motion approving recommendation to proceed with steps needed to create countywide transit authority.

62. Miscellaneous.

approved a. Appointments to East Lake Community Library Advisory Board.
b. Comm. Harris offered water conservation tip.
c. Comm. Todd re her participation in international water conference in Washington on January 29 and 30; requested input from members.
d. Comm. Morroni re annual Law Enforcement Dinner on January 30 at Sheraton Sand Key.
e. Comm. Seel thanked members for gift; reminded members of Pinellas Assembly meeting on January 9 at SPC Seminole Campus; announced January 28 and 29 visit by State Transportation Committee; praised Holiday Lights display at Lake Seminole.
f. Comm. Stewart offered his Top Ten New Year’s Observations/Resolutions for BCC and others.
g. Comm. Welch expressed appreciation for Outback Bowl.

ADJOURNMENT 12:38 P.M.

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