Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County BCC Meeting Results

Meeting Date February 7, 2006 * 9:36 a.m.






Temporarily Deferred

temporarily deferred

Public Hearing

public hearing

 Withdrawn withdrawn


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE to the Flag of the United States of America



Any Person Wishing to Speak at This Time, Excluding Non-Public Hearing Items on the Agenda or Issues Previously Acted on by the BCC, 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 Chair Will Call Each Speaker, One by One, to the Podium to be Heard. Each Speaker May Speak up to Three (3) Minutes.

JoAn Totty, Palm Harbor, re Palm Harbor entrance; distributed pamphlets; staff to provide follow-up information; Commissioner Stewart requests better communications on regular basis between Board and Arts Council re projects.
Marc Washburn, Tarpon Springs, re rezoning of 255 East Lake Drive.


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 BCC in Conducting Public Hearings is to Have a Staff Presentation Followed by the Applicant Presenting the Specific Proposal. The BCC 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 BCC Will Decide on the Matter. Please Refer to the Back of Your Agenda Copy for More Details on Guidelines for Time Limitations and Opportunities to Speak.

1. Any Person Who Has Been Authorized to Represent an Organization with Five (5) or More Members or a Group of Five (5) or More Persons Shall Complete a Blue Card, Submit it to the Board Secretary at the Staff Table Located at the Front of the Board Room, and Should Limit Their Presentation to Ten (10) Minutes. It is Expected that Others in the Organization or Group Will Waive Their Time.

2. Any Other Person Who Wishes to Speak about a Public Hearing Item Shall Complete a Blue Card, Submit it to the Board Secretary at the Staff Table Located at the Front of the Board Room, and May Speak up to Three (3) Minutes. The Chairman Will Call Each Speaker, One by One, to the Podium to be Heard.


Pursuant to the Provisions of Chapter 31182, Laws of Florida (1955), as Amended, it is the Policy of the Pinellas County Water and 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 and Navigation Items, Please be Prepared to Stand and Take the Oath When Requested to do so by the Clerk.

approved 1. Private Dock Application P36124-05/Revised Submitted by Jason and Janelle Gabay, 415 St. Andrews Drive, Clearwater Harbor, Belleair.

approved 2. Private Dock Application P36511-05/Revised Submitted by James H. Newman, 5926 Bahama Shores Drive South, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg.

approved 3. Multi-Use Dock Application M36547-05 Submitted by Mark Molepske, 2307 Bay Boulevard, Intracoastal Waterway, Indian Rocks Beach.


approved 4. Proposed Ordinance Amending Sections of the Pinellas County Code for the Use of Golf Carts, with Conditions, in the Ozona and Crystal Beach Areas.

approved 5. Proposed Ordinance Relating to Stormwater and Surface Water Pollution.

approved 6. Proposed Ordinance for Additional Court Cost in Civil Traffic Cases for Driver Education Safety Programs.

temporarily deferred 2-21-06 7. Proposed Ordinance Amending Sections Relating to the Pinellas County Purchasing Code (to be Continued to February 21, 2006, BCC Meeting).


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



approved a. Case CW 06-1 – Dunedin.
0.7 Acre Located on the North Side of Causeway Boulevard between Woodette Drive and Gary Place from Commercial General to Residential Low Medium.

approved b. Case CW 06-2 – St. Petersburg.
0.2 Acre Located on the Southeast Corner of 55th Avenue and 16th Street North from Residential Urban to Residential/Office General.

temporarily deferred 3-14-06 c. Case CW 06-4 – St. Petersburg (to be Continued to March 14, 2006, CPA Meeting).
36.0 Acres Located on the East Side of Feather Sound Drive, Southeast of Earl Maize Park from Residential Low Medium and Preservation to Residential Low Medium, Preservation, and Water/Drainage Feature.

approved d. Case CW 06-5 – Pinellas County.
8.6 Acres Located on the North Side of 130th Avenue North (Wilcox Road) between Pine Street Southwest and Jackson Street from Commercial Neighborhood, Residential Low and Residential Urban to Recreation/Open Space.

approved e. Case CW 06-6 – Pinellas County.
3.1 Acres Located on the East Side of Seminole Boulevard, 545 Feet North of 86th Avenue North from Commercial General, Preservation, and Water/Drainage Feature to Residential Low Medium, Preservation, and Water/Drainage Feature.

approved f. Case CW 06-7 – Pinellas County.
6.0 Acres Located on the West Side of Anclote Road, Approximately 775 Feet West of Savannah Avenue from Industrial General to Residential Low.

approved g. Case CW 06-10 – Dunedin.
0.2 Acre Located on the North Side of Wilson Street, Approximately 85 Feet West of Bayshore Boulevard from Residential Medium and Commercial Limited to Residential Low Medium.



temporarily deferred 3-14-06 a. Case CW 05-65 – St. Petersburg (to be Continued to March 14, 2006, CPA Meeting).
23.0 Acres Generally Located on the North Side of 118th Avenue North, West of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North from Residential/Office General and Preservation to Residential/Office General with Activity Center/Primary Overlay and Preservation with Activity Center/Primary Overlay.

denied without prejudice b. Case CW 05-75 – Pinellas County.
9.5 Acres Located on the Southwest Corner of Belcher Road and Alderman Road from Residential Rural and Transportation/Utility to Residential Low and Residential Low with Transportation/Utility Overlay.

approved c. Case CW 06-3 – St. Petersburg.
1.1 Acres Located on the East Side of Snell Isle Boulevard Northeast, East of Snell Harbor Drive Northeast from Commercial General to Residential/Office/Retail.

approved d. Case CW 06-8 – Pinellas County.
1.3 Acres Located on the North Side of Oscar Hill Road, Approximately 534 Feet West of U.S. Alternate 19 from Industrial Limited to Commercial General.

temporarily deferred 4-4-06 e. Case CW 06-9 – Pinellas County (to be Continued to April 4, 2006, CPA Meeting).
19.7 Acres Located on the South Side of Park Boulevard, Approximately 350 Feet West of 79th Street North from Residential Urban and Water/Drainage Feature to Residential Medium, Residential/Office/Retail, and Water/Drainage Feature.

withdrawn f. Case CW 05-61 – Largo (to be Withdrawn).
39.98 Acres Generally Located on the East Side of U.S. Highway 19 North at 15579 U.S. Highway 19 North; Amendment from Commercial General, Preservation, and Water Drainage Feature to Community Redevelopment District.



10. Approval of Minutes – None.

11. Reports:

a. Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County – Independent Auditor’s Reports, Financial Statements, and Supplementary Information for the Year Ended September 30, 2005.

b. Juvenile Welfare Board Financial Statements for Fiscal Year (FY) Ended September 30, 2005, with Independent Auditor’s Report Thereon; State of Florida Annual Local Government Financial Report for FY 2004 – 2005; and Interim Financial Reports (Unaudited) Dated December 31, 2005.

c. Dock Fee Reports for Months of November and December 2005.

12. Other Approvals:

a. General – None.

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid.

13. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of St. Petersburg Notice of Intent to Adopt Amendments to the Intown Redevelopment Plan; Public Hearing Held January 19, 2006.

b. Correspondence from the City of Pinellas Park Regarding Five Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property; Public Hearing Held January 26, 2006.


Public Works

14. Approval of Change Order No. 1 Final and Acceptance of Contract as Complete with Ajax Paving Industries, Inc. for Municipal Services Taxing Unit Local Road Paving Program 2003 and 2004.

15. Approval to Accept an Amended General Utility Easement and Record a Plat and Sidewalk Guarantee.


16. Approval of an Award of Bid to Kloote Contracting, Inc. for Redington Beach Pump Stations 76, 77, and 78.

Other Departments

17. Approval of FY 2006 Budget Amendment No. 8 (Management and Budget).

18. Approval of Receipt and File Reports from October 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005, of (Management and Budget):

a. Administrative Budget Amendments.

b. Law Enforcement Trust Fund.


Housing Finance Authority

19. Reappointment of Rodney Fischer.


None 20. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court).



approved public hearing 2-21-06 21. Approval of Authority to Advertise a Public Hearing on a Proposed Amendment to of the Pinellas County Code Relating to the County Sewer System.

temporarily deferred 22. Approval of Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement and Memorandum of Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for Utility Relocation on U.S. Highway 19 North of Sunset Point Road to South of Countryside Boulevard.

approved 23. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Construction Management at Risk Services with Jacobs Construction Services Inc. for the Water Blending Facility and High Service Pump Station.

Other Departments

approved 24. Approval of the 2006 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Funding and Recommended Project Proposals (Community Development).

approved 25. Approval of the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell and Dunbar, P.A. for State Governmental Representation Services (County Administrator).

approved 26. Adoption of a Resolution Approving Project A4122157356 as a Qualified Applicant and Identify Sources of Local County Financial Support of This Project for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program for FY(s) 2006-2011 (Economic Development).

approved 27. Approval of the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Verizon Florida, Inc. for Logging Recorder Systems (Emergency Communications).

approved 28. Approval of Allocation of Funds from the General Fund Reserve for Contingencies to Harden the County Annex Building and Provide Engineering Review of Selected Shelters (Emergency Management).

approved 29. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 06 General Fund Budget for an Unanticipated State Homeland Security Grant (Management and Budget).

approved 30. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 06 General Fund Budget for the Mobile Medical Unit and Health Care for the Homeless Program (Management and Budget).

approved 31. Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Honorary and Philanthropic Naming Rights Policies (Management and Budget).

None 32. Other Administrative Matters.


approved 33. Authority for County Attorney to Defend the Cases of:

a. Jeffrey S. Dressel, et al v. Pinellas County, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 05-2714-CI-19 – Allegations of Negligence Resulting in Personal Injuries.

b. Shermaine Shell v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 05-8188-CI-21 – Allegations of Discrimination.


approved a. Authority for County Attorney to Defend the Case of Times Publishing Company versus Pinellas County, Circuit Civil Case No. 06-795-CI-13.

approved b. Contract for Special Counsel Agreement with Carlton Fields, P.A. in Times Publishing Company versus Pinellas County, Circuit Civil Case No. 06-795-CI-13.

approved c. Confirmation that conversations re Dodge litigation are attorney client privilege matters.



public hearing 3-7-06 35. Announcement Regarding a Public Hearing on the Designation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Town Garage in the Town of Belleair a Brownfield Area.


public hearing 2-21-06 36. Announcement Regarding a Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) Public Hearing on Behalf of Eckerd College.


denied 37. Appeal of Multi-Use Dock Permit M35921-05/Revised Submitted by Naidip Bella Casa, 312 8th Avenue North, Boca Ciega Bay, Tierra Verde.



a. Scrivener’s error in Agenda Item No. 31 from January 24, 2006 meeting in listing of incorrect
amount of appropriated resources for Forest Lakes Sidewalks revised to read $634,140 as corrected.

b. Legislative alert re legislative movement on challenging county charter authority; updates to follow.

c. Scheduled to go before City of St. Petersburg City Council sitting as a committee of the whole re Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) on February 9; work session discussion deferred to March 9.

d. City of Largo dispute resolution meeting is scheduled for February 13.

e. Update re annexation proposal by City of Tarpon Springs which creates a pocket; staff to register objections with initiating municipality.

approved f. Authorization granted to proceed with county submitting a voluntary Petition for Annexation to the
City of Largo representing county consent for City of Largo to annex one-acre vacant parcel in order to not create a pocket re 49th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard annexation.

g. Update re follow-up impacts re severe rain event on February 3 and flooding at Mariner’s Cove Mobile Home Park and in Lealman.


approved 39. Appointment of Peggy O’Shea to the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, Board of Directors.

40. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Harris

Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) task force meeting update; distributes flyer titled Dealing with Hurricane Hazards; water conservation tip; reminder re February 24 deadline for Pinellas County Utilities National Drinking Water week tee shirt design contest; thanks to Mr. Spratt for information provided over weekend.

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Later in meeting, presents update re Pinellas Mobility Initiative meeting with Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) at request of Commissioner Stewart.
b. Commissioner Morroni Update re 12th Annual Law Enforcement Dinner.
c. Commissioner Seel Attended Step Up Florida Day at Coachman Park; presents radio to Commissioner Harris for 100-mile walk;
d. Commissioner Stewart Requests information from Planning Director Brian Smith re agenda of tomorrow’s MPO meeting; requests update regarding Charter Review Commission (CRC) meeting – presented by Attorney Churuti; reminder re February 14 work session re Gulf Boulevard; sympathy expressed re death of Roy Harrell.
e. Chairman Welch Death of two icons, Coretta Scott King at national level and Roy Harrell at regional level.
approved Request from Commissioner Latvala to appoint Sallie Parks to fill CRC vacancy approved.
  Ten Year Plan to End Homeless presentation next week.
  Thoughts and prayers to Commissioner Duncan who had an emergency.