Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County BCC Meeting Results


Meeting Date April 5, 2005 * 9:35 A.M.

RESULTS KEY

Approved

approved

Denied

denied

Temporarily Deferred

temporarily deferred

Public Hearing

public hearing

 Withdrawn withdrawn

INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
to the Flag of the United States of America
PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS

A. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD - None
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, One by One, to the Podium to be Heard. Each Speaker May Speak up to Three (3) Minutes.

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. 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.


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

SUBTHRESHOLD AMENDMENTS

1.

approved a. Case CW 05-4 – Dunedin (Continued from March 1, 2005).
Location – 3.5 Acres Located on the Northwest Corner of Bayshore Boulevard (Alternate U.S. Highway 19) and Spring Street; Amendment from Residential Medium to Residential Urban.

approved b. Case CW 05-9 – Redington Shores.
Location – 0.9 Acre Located West of Gulf Boulevard, Approximately 900 Feet North of 175th Avenue; Amendment from Recreation/Open Space to Residential High.

temporarily deferred c. Case CW 05-10 – Pinellas Park (to be Re-Advertised).
Location – 1.2 Acres Located East of 8989 66th Street North and South of 80th Avenue North; Amendment from Commercial General to Residential Suburban.

approved d. Case CW 05-11 – Clearwater.
Location – 4.3 Acres Located East of 25191 U.S. Highway 19 North, Southeast of the Intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and Third Avenue; Amendment from Residential Suburban to Residential Low.

approved e. Case CW 05-12 – Pinellas County.
Location – 1.0 Acre Located on the South Side of Boy Scout Road, 330 Feet West of U.S. Highway 19 North; Amendment from Residential Urban to Residential/Office Limited.

REGULAR AMENDMENTS

2.

approved a. Case CW 04-57 – St. Petersburg (Continued from January 11, 2005).
Location – 1.1 Acres Generally Located on the North Side of 38th Avenue South, Immediately West of the I-275 Right-of-Way;
Amendment from Commercial General to Residential/Office/Retail.

approved b. Case CW 05-8 – St. Pete Beach (Continued from March 1, 2005).
Location – The Gulf Boulevard Redevelopment District is Located Along the Corridor of Gulf Boulevard, North of Pinellas Bayway and South of 64th Avenue. The Downtown Redevelopment District is Centered Along Corey Avenue, Blind Pass Road, and Gulf Boulevard; Amendment for proposed Gulf Boulevard Redevelopment District from Residential Urban, Resort Facilities Medium, Commercial General, Transportation/Utility, Recreation/Open Space, Residential High, Residential Medium and for Downtown Redevelopment District from Residential Low Medium, Residential Medium, Residential Low Medium with Resort Facilities Overlay, Residential/Office/Retail, Commercial General, Institutional, Transportation Utility to Community Redevelopment District (for Both Redevelopment Districts).

approved c. Case CW 05-13 – Pinellas County.
Location – 0.5 Acre Located on the West Side of Belcher Road, 490 Feet North of Nebraska Avenue; Amendment from Residential Low to Residential/Office Limited.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS – BCC

approved 3. Proposed Ordinance Amending the Pinellas County Code Relating to
Air Quality.

temporarily deferred to 4/7 budget Info session 4. Proposed Ordinance Amending and Restating Ordinance No. 82-24 Regarding the St. Petersburg Intown Redevelopment Plan and Extension of the Redevelopment Trust Fund (Continued from March 1, 2005).

 

approved C. CONSENT AGENDA

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

5. Approval of:

a. Minutes of Regular Meetings Held February 22 and March 1, 2005.

b. Corrections to Minutes:

1. Item No. 3 from the Meeting of September 21, 2004, Should Read Under Imprest Fund Expenditures, "Replacement Checks Numbered 686770 through 686773 and 686775 through 686779; Manual Checks Numbered 686774 and 686780 through 686789."

2. Item No. 11b from the Meeting of November 2, 2004, Should Read Under Imprest Fund Expenditures, "Replacement Checks Numbered 751001 through 751004 and 751010; Manual Checks Numbered 751000 and 751005 through 751009."

3. Item No. 3 from the Meeting of November 16, 2004, Should Read Under Imprest Fund Expenditures, "Manual Checks Numbered 751011 through 751013, 751015, 751017, and 751018."

4. Item No. 3 from the Meeting of December 21, 2004, Should Read Under Imprest Fund Expenditures, "Manual Checks Numbered 751026 and 751028 through 751033."

6. Reports:

a. Pinellas County Jail, Florida Model Jail Standards Inspection, October 2004.

b. Juvenile Welfare Board Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2004, with Independent Auditor's Report Thereon, Together with State of Florida Annual Local Government Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2003-2004.

c. Feather Sound Community Services District, Inc. Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2004, with Independent Auditor's Report Thereon.

d. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2005-04 Dated March 10, 2005 – Audit of Compensation Plan-Board of County Commissioners.

e. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No.
2005-05 Dated March 10, 2005 – Audit of WorkNet Pinellas, Together with The Audit Watch.

7. Other Approvals:

a. General – None.

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid.

8. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Clearwater Public Hearing Notices of Annexation, Land Use Plan and Zoning0 Atlas Amendments Regarding Ordinances Nos. 7404-05 through 7409-05 to be Held May 5, 2005.

b. Correspondence from City of Pinellas Park Regarding Eight Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property; Public Hearings Held March 10 and March 24, 2005.

c. City of Safety Harbor Ordinance No. 2005-04 Amending the Zoning Atlas Adopted February 21, 2005.

d. Pinellas Park Water Management District Minutes of Regular Authority Meeting No. 4 Dated January 20, 2005, and Financial Statement Dated January 2005.

e. Board of Commissioners of Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District Resolution No. 2005-01 Adopted February 15, 2005, Providing for Fixing of Rate of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments in Compliance with the Charter of the District.

f. City of Indian Rocks Beach Ordinances Nos. 2005-18 and 2005-19 Regarding Recommendations from Pinellas Assembly Process, "Areas of Agreement" and "Areas for Further Discussion," Respectively, Denied February 8, 2005.

g. Resolutions Regarding Recommendations from Pinellas Assembly Process, "Areas of Agreement" and "Areas for Further Discussion," Respectively:

1. City of Dunedin Nos. 05-09 and 05-10 Adopted February 17, 2005.

2. City of Oldsmar Nos. 2005-03 and 2005-04 Adopted February 15, 2005.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

9. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate a Contract for Professional Engineering Services for 102nd Avenue – 125th Street to Ridge Road.

10. Approval of Change Orders:

a. No. 2 Final, Acceptance of Contract as Complete and Release Retainage with Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for Georgia Avenue from County Road 1 to U.S. Alternate 19.

b. No. 3 Final, Acceptance of Contract as Complete and Release Retainage with Keystone Excavators, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2003/2004 Annual Contract, Construction of Underdrains and Minor Drainage.

Utilities

11. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate a Contract for Construction Management at Risk Services for Water Blending Facility and High Service Pump Station.

12. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with Vogel Brothers Building Co. for Replacement – Relocation of Pump Station 071 (Rebid).

13. Approval of Change Orders No. 1 Final and Releases of Retainage with:

a. TLC Diversified Inc. for Gulf Beach and Capri Isle Water Storage Tank Modifications.

b. Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc. for 2” Galvanized Water Main Replacement.

Other Departments

14. Approval of a Grant Funding Agreement with the Department of Community Affairs for Homeland Security Enhancement (Emergency Management).

15. Approval of a Cooperative Grant Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the Aquatic Habitat Enhancement of Lake Seminole (Environmental Management).

16. Approval to Declare Miscellaneous County-Owned Equipment Surplus and Authorize its (Purchasing):

a. Transfer from Sixth Judicial Circuit Court to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court.

b. Sale.

 

D. REGULAR AGENDA

None 17. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator
and Clerk of Circuit Court).

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

approved 18. Approval of Acceptance of a Warranty Deed.

approved 19. Approval of the Installation of Three Speed Humps on 68th Street
North between 46th Avenue North and 54th Avenue North and a Multiple Stop Condition at 49th Avenue North.

approved 20. Approval of the Contract for Sale and Purchase of a Vacant Parcel on
46th Avenue North for the Park Street/Starkey Road from Tyrone Boulevard to 84th Lane Project.

approved 21. Approval of an Award of Bid for Municipal Services Taxing Unit Sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Act Ramp Improvements Fiscal Year 2005 Contract to Keystone Excavators, Inc. and Pepper Contracting Services, Inc.

approved 22. Approval of Change Order No. 2 with David Nelson Construction Co. for Wall Springs Park Phase III.

approved 23. Approval of Change Order No. 2 with Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for County Road 1 from Tampa Road to New York Avenue.

approved 24. Approval of Acceptance of the Preliminary Engineering Report for the Belleair Beach Causeway Bridges Replacement.

Utilities

approved 25. Adoption of a Resolution to Create a Municipal Recycling Reimbursement Grant Program.

approved 26. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Metzger & Willard, Inc. for Consultant Services for the Design of Replacement/Relocation for Pinellas County Utilities Pump Station No. 071 (Indian Shores Master Station).

temporarily deferred 4/19 27. Approval of Pre-Qualifications of Vendors for the Re-Procurement of Operation, Maintenance, and Management Services for the Waste to Energy Facility.

Other Departments

approved 28. Approval of a Purchase Authorization for Vehicles 2005 from Various Dealerships for Various County Departments (General Services).

approved 29. Approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Lease with the State of Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services for Food Concession Services (General Services).

approved 30. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate with the Number One Ranked Firm for Pharmacy Services for the County’s Eligible Indigent Population (Human Services).

approved 31. Approval of an Agreement for Crime Scene Services with the City of Largo for the Sheriff (Justice and Consumer Services).

approved 32. Approval of a Law Enforcement Agreement with the City of Madeira Beach for the Sheriff (Justice and Consumer Services).

approved 33. Adoption of a Resolution to Appropriate Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the Fiscal Year 2005 General Fund for Unanticipated Grant Proceeds for the Sheriff (Management and Budget).

approved 34. Adoption of a Uniform Write–Off Policy for Accounting Purposes (Management and Budget).

None 35. Other Administrative Matters.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

approved 36. Approval of Authority for the County Attorney to Defend the Cases of:

a. Citibank (West), FSB, v. Edward J. Edmisten, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 05-001476-CI-21 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Rental Property Improvement Program Agreement.

b. Danny A. Baird v. Jim Coats as Sheriff of Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 05-000679-CI-8 – Allegations of Excessive Force Resulting in Permanent Injury.

c. Estate of Larry D. Germonprez v. James Coats, Pinellas County Sheriff, UCN Case Number 522005CA001770XXCICI – Allegations of Wrongful Death and Civil Rights Violations.

d. Robert Noell v. Sheriff James Coats, Lt. George Henry, Det. Richard Jones, U.S. District Case No. 8:04-cv-2142-T-24 – Allegations of Illegally Seized Amusement Game Machines and False Arrests.

approved 37. Approval of an Amendment to Section 456/Deferred Compensation Plan/VALIC.

approved 38. Approval of Ratification of a Contract with the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission and MGT of America.

approved 39. Approval of a Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement with the Sheriff.

approved 40. Approval of the Request for Reimbursement of Taxable Costs in State v. John Alfred Johnson, Criminal Case No. CRC02-10977CFANO.

approved 41. Approval of an Amended and Restated Agreement for Representation by Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. to Provide Legal Advice and Representation of Designated Complainants in Fair Housing Cases Filed Under Chapter 70 of the Pinellas County Code.

approved 42. Approval of the Authority to Execute a Tolling Agreement with Redington Beach.

approved 43. Approval of Contracts for Special Counsel with Zinober & McCrea for Representation in the Cases of:

a. Estate of Larry D. Germonprez v. James Coats, Pinellas County Sheriff, UCN Case Number 522005CA001770XXCICI.

b. Robert Noell v. Sheriff James Coats, Lt. George Henry, Det. Richard Jones, U.S. District Case No. 8:04-cv-2142-T-24.

None 44. Miscellaneous.

 

E. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

45.

a. Update by Michael Meidel, Economic Development Bureau Chief re disposition of three properties: Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, 42 Avenue in Lealman; Jumbo Sports facility, 49th Street and Ulmerton Road; and Long Branch property, 150th Avenue North.

b. Status report by Administrator Spratt re 2005 Pinellas County Summer Camp Program.

 

F. COUNTY COMMISSION

46. Miscellaneous.

Commissioner Seel: Expresses pleasure with county staff re Extreme Home Makeover; thanks Commissioner Stewart for gas tax information; comments re comparison of Pinellas local option sales tax versus adjacent counties.
Commissioner Stewart: Update re Job Corp, comments on PSTA moratorium on any efforts to include cities and unincorporated areas in transit governance; Board concurs to move forward with scheduling meeting with Transit Governance Task Force and cities.
Commissioner Latvala: Notes she will be in Tallahassee on April 14 and not able to attend the budget information session.
Commissioner Harris: Comments on curbside recycling; attendance at Public Health Celebration; and offers water conservation tip re calibration of lawn sprinklers.
Commissioner Welch: Commends Commissioner Stewart’s efforts re Job Corp.; attendance at opening of new fire training facility; update on Homeless Policy Group; Tallahassee trip and presentation on local government fiscal capacity; conflict with April 21 workshop and Information Technology Board meeting.
Chairman Morroni: Congratulates Administrator on skills exhibited with regard to recent negotiations with City of St. Pete; donation of $12,000 approved for the WWII Veterans’ Memorial in Tallahassee; noting request from Chairman Mercier, Sarasota BCC, Board adopts resolution in support of Red Light Camera legislation; Board chooses not to conduct a comparison of Polk and Pinellas Counties adult use ordinances.
Administrator Spratt: Noting a scrivener’s error in agenda item No. 10b, states there is no retainage to be released with regard to the project; clarifies that the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office has not initiated its collection agency services; and that EMS is one of the County’s highest receivable areas.


4:22 P.M. ADJOURNMENT

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