Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County BCC Meeting Results

Meeting Date June 5, 2007 * 9:30 a.m.






Temporarily Deferred

temporarily deferred

Public Hearing

public hearing

 Withdrawn withdrawn

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approved 1. Proposed Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) Resolution for Issuance of Not-to-Exceed $2,000,000 Pinellas County Economic Development Authority Industrial Revenue Bonds (Advanced Microwave Components, Inc. Project), Series 2007, on Behalf of Advanced Microwave Components, Inc. (Companion Item No. 47)

approved 2. Proposed TEFRA Resolution for Issuance of Not-to-Exceed $12,000,000 Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority Variable Rate Demand Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds (Shorecrest Preparatory School Project), Series 2007, on Behalf of Shorecrest Preparatory School, Inc.


approved 3. Multi-Use Dock Application M37979-07 Submitted by Alan Wisne/Wisne Development, LLC, 1202 Sunset Drive, Clearwater Harbor, Clearwater

approved 4. Multi-Use Dock Application M38079-07 Submitted by Frank Burkett/WD Development, LLC, 400 Meres Boulevard, Canals off Whitcomb Bayou, Tarpon Springs

approved 5. Multi-Use Dock Application M38094-07 Submitted by Tuscan Bay LLC, 19519 Gulf Boulevard, Boca Ciega Bay, Indian Shores

approved 6. Private Dock Application P37860-06/Revised Submitted by Ahmad Nematbakhsh and Lisa Flaherty, 1028 Friendly Way South, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg

approved 7. Private Dock Application P37861-06/Revised Submitted by Mark Berset, 1050 Friendly Way South, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg

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8. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meetings of April 17 and May 1, 2007

9. Reports:

a. Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court Budget Request for Non-Court Related Expenditures for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008

b. Continuing Bond Disclosures Dated April 30, 2007, Pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission for: $83,250,000 Resource Recovery Revenue Bonds, Series 1996; $104,795,000 Sewer Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 1998; $86,580,000 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2003; $25,205,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2006; $9,270,000 Second Guaranteed Entitlement Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 1996; $22,985,000 Transportation Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 1998; $155,520,000 Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2000; and $26,620,000 Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2002

c. Pinellas County Quarterly Donation Listing of $500 and Greater for the Period January 1 through March 31, 2007

d. Charlotte County 2006 Annual Report

10. Other Approvals:

a. General – None

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid

11. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. Florida Public Service Commission Notice of Prehearing and Hearing Regarding Petition of MCIMetro Access Transmission Services LLC, d/b/a Verizon Access Transmission Services, for Arbitration of Disputes Arising from Negotiation of Interconnection Agreement with Embarq Florida, Inc., Held April 23, 2007, and May 3, 2007, Respectively, in Tallahassee

b. Florida Public Service Commission Notice of Prehearing and
Hearing Regarding Petition of Tampa Electric Company for Determination of Need for Willow Oak-Davis 230 kV Transmission Line in Polk and Hillsborough Counties, Held May 31, 2007, and to be Held June 11, 2007, Respectively, in Tallahassee

c. Resolutions Opposing Any Consideration by BCC to Change the Water and Sewer System Flow of Funds:

1. Mayor's Council No. 07-01 Adopted April 4, 2007

2. City of Pinellas Park No. 07-11 Adopted April 12, 2007

3. City of Treasure Island No. 07-27 Adopted April 17, 2007

d. Correspondence from City of Pinellas Park Regarding Three Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property; Public Hearings Held May 10 and May 24, 2007

e. Pinellas Park Water Management District Minutes of Regular Authority Meeting No. 6, Dated March 15, 2007, and Financial Statement for the Month of March 2007


Public Works

12. Approval of a Local Agency Program Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the Belcher Road Advanced Traffic Management System Project

13. Approval of a Joint Project Agreement with Peoples Gas System, Inc. for Utility Installation for Park Street/Starkey Road Improvement Project from 84th Lane North to Bryan Dairy Road

14. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate with the Number-One Ranked Firm for Master Planning and Design Criteria Professional Services for the Public Safety Complex

15. Approval of an Award of Base Bid Plus Options 1 and 2 to Ajax Paving Industries, Inc. for 2007-2008 Countywide Pavement Preservation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ramps

Other Departments

16. Approval of a Grant Award from the Pinellas County Environmental Fund, a Partner of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, for Habitat Restoration and Educational Signage at the McKay Creek Greenway P-2000 Property and Chesnut Park (Culture, Education, and Leisure)

17. Approval of the First Amendment to the Grant Agreement for a Time-Only Extension with Southwest Florida Water Management District for Joe’s Creek Greenway Stormwater Treatment and Wetlands Restoration (Culture, Education, and Leisure)

18. Approval of Acceptance of Contract as Complete and Release of Retainage with I/C Mechanical, Inc. to Furnish and Install Water-Cooled Centrifugal Addition at the Young – Rainey STAR Center (Economic Development)

19. Approval of FY 2007 Budget Amendment No. 12 (Management and Budget)


Emergency Medical Services Authority

20. Approval of the Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Trinity Mobility, Inc., d/b/a A Trinity Wheelchair Transportation

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None 21. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court)


Public Works

approved 22. Approval of the Installation of Three Multi-Way Stop Conditions and Ten Speed Humps, One Pending Future Studies, within the Somerset Lakes/Lakeside Village Subdivisions

approved 23. Approval of the Installation of Three Speed Humps on 106th Street North from 106th Avenue North to 110th Avenue North

approved 24. Approval of Interlocal Agreements with the Cities of Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, and Tarpon Springs for Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation Systems and Roadway Transfer Agreements to Transfer Traffic Control Authority
Staff to provide project phasing map to the Board.

approved 25. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Real Vacant Property Located in Palm Harbor on Tarpon Woods Boulevard for Maintenance Access to Brooker Creek

approved 26. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Real Property Located at 1201 East Tarpon Avenue for the Keystone Road Capital Improvement Project from U.S. Highway 19 to East Lake Road

approved 27. Approval of an Award of Bid to Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for 2007-2008 Countywide ADA Ramp, Sidewalk, Drainage, and Intersection Improvements

approved 28. Approval of an Agreement for Civil Engineering Services with TBE Group, Inc. for Wall Springs Coastal Addition, a/k/a Wall Springs Park/McMullen Property

approved 29. Approval of Agreements with Nine Firms for Ongoing Architectural Services

approved 30. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with Insituform Technologies, Inc. for Pipe Lining Services for Public Works Highway Division

approved 31. Approval of Change Order No. 1 to the Option of Renewal with Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc. for General Storm Sewer Construction 2005-2006

approved 32. Approval of the Request for Designation of Highland Lakes as a Golf Cart Community (Deferred from May 15, 2007, BCC Meeting)


approved 33. Approval of an Award of Proposal for Disaster Debris Removal and Disposal to Ashbritt, Inc., as Primary Contractor, and DRC Emergency Services, LLC and Omni Pinnacle, LLC, as Secondary Contractors

Other Departments

approved 34. Approval of the 2007 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Funding and Project Proposals (Community Development)
Staff to provide the full list of requests with explanation for those not recommended for funding.

denied 35. Consideration of the Assumption of Ownership and Maintenance Responsibilities for Executive Drive in Feather Sound (County Administrator) (Deferred from May 15, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved 36. Adoption of a Resolution Approving A7012442160 as a Qualified Applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (Economic Development)

approved 37. Adoption of a Resolution Encouraging Full Funding of the National Wildlife Refuge System as Expressed in Executive Order 12996 (Environmental Management)

approved 38. Approval of the First Renewal and Second Amendment to the Agreement for Pharmacy Services with Albertson’s LLC (Health and Human Services)

approved 39. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to the Social Action Funding Program Agreement with Asian Neighborhood Family Center, Inc. for the Buy-Out/Purchase of a Vehicle (Health and Human Services)

40. Other Administrative Matters

public hearing 6/19/07 a. Announcement Regarding a Public Hearing on the Designation of a Brownfield Area in the City of Pinellas Park
Staff to provide information regarding the size of the parcel.


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

approved a. CitiMortgage Inc. v. Catina L. Wilson, a/k/a Catina Cooper, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-4014-CI-13 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Community Development Mortgage

approved b. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Rossella Rotondo, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-3910-CI-21 – Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Homestead Fraud Tax Lien

approved c. Allstate Insurance Company, a/s/o Dolores K. McCoy v. Pinellas
County – County Civil Case No. 07-003640-SC-NPC – Allegations of Negligence Resulting in Property Damage

temporarily deferred 6/7/07 d. Carole A. Ryan v. Jim Coats as Sheriff of Pinellas County, et al – United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Case No. 8:07 CV 644-T26TGW – Allegations of Harassment, Retaliation, and Denial of Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

approved 42. Approval of Authority to Initiate Litigation in the Case of Pinellas County v. Steve’s Excavating and Paving, Inc., and Steven L. Sarnago – Violation of Pinellas County Ordinances Relating to Stormwater

approved 43. Approval of Authority to Submit a Claim on Behalf of a Class Member to Recover a Portion of the Cost Incurred by Pinellas County in the GSK Drugs Third-Party Payor Antitrust Litigation

approved 44. Approval of an Amendment to Service Provider and Custodian Agreements for the BCC 457 VRSC Deferred Compensation Plan with AIG Federal Savings Bank and The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company

approved 45. Approval of a Recommendation Rejecting the Settlement Offer in Pinellas County v. Patricia S. Humberstone, as Trustee, Circuit Civil Case No. 06-2019-CI-21; Parcel P001-R1 – Eminent Domain/Airport

46. Miscellaneous
Attorney Bennett related that a complaint was filed on May 25 against Crest Capital and that negotiations will continue in an attempt to resolve the matter.

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approved 47. Adoption of a Resolution for Issuance of Not-to-Exceed $2,000,000 Pinellas County Economic Development Authority Industrial Revenue Bonds (Advanced Microwave Components, Inc. Project), Series 2007, on Behalf of Advanced Microwave Components, Inc. (Companion Item No. 1)



48. Pinellas County Environmental Fund Annual Presentation
Staff to include the 2006 Annual Report, or a link thereto, on the County’s website.

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49. Miscellaneous

a. Manager of Intergovernmental Relations Sally Everett, OMB provided an update on activities of the Special Committee of the Legislature re Property Tax Reform and responded to queries by the members.
b. Commissioner Morroni reported on his recent visits to Brooker Creek Preserve and Shell Key, and ride-along with Sunstar paramedics.
c. Commissioner Harris urged citizens to prepare for hurricane season; offered a water conservation tip re over-watering.
d. Commissioner Seel complimented Communications staff on its Surviving the Storm publication; reported on her visit to the Allen’s Creek restoration area; and commented re flooding on Gulf Boulevard during last week’s storms.
e. Commissioner Welch inquired as to the status of budget reductions by the Constitutional Officers and the impact of a proposal by the City of St. Petersburg to eliminate its Human Rights ordinance; and discussed possible consolidation of services among various agencies due to budgetary considerations. Mr. Spratt and Attorney Bennett provided input.
f. Commissioner Stewart commented regarding evacuation; and noted that the highest point in Pinellas County, located in Countryside, is 101 feet above sea level.
g. Chairman Duncan reported on his participation in Media Day at the Emergency Operations Center; concurred with Commissioner Seel re the need to address Gulf Boulevard flooding; discussed his attendance at the Drug Court graduation; and invited the public to attend the budget development recap presentation at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 7.


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