Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Results

Meeting Date:
September 18, 2007 * 3:04 p.m.


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RESULTS KEY
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Temporarily Deferred
temporarily deferred
Public Hearing
public hearing
Withdrawn
withdrawn

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

approved play video A. CONSENT AGENDA

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

1. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 7, 2007 and Special Session of July 31, 2007

2. Reports:

See No. 12 a. Pinellas County, Florida, Bonded Debt Report for the Fiscal Year
(FY) Ended September 30, 2006

b. Pinellas County Quarterly Donation List of $500 and Greater for the Period of April 1 through June 30, 2007

c. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2007-11 Dated August 23, 2007 - Audit of Fleet Management's Replacement Program and Utilities' Budget Process

d. Withdrawal of City of St. Petersburg’s Executive Drive Annexation Report Pursuant to Chapter 171.042, Florida Statutes

3. Vouchers and Bills Paid

4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 7837-07 and 7840-07 Adopted August 2, 2007, Annexing Certain Properties

b. City of Largo Ordinances Nos. 2007-52 through 2007-54 Adopted August 7, 2007, Annexing Certain Property

c. Barrier Islands Governmental Council Minutes of Meeting Held August 29, 2007

d. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District Minutes of the
Meeting Held April 12, 2007, Together with Unaudited Financial Statements as of February 28, 2007

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

5. Approval of a Plat for Recording for Dansville Redevelopment Area – Phase 2

6. Approval of Acceptance of Contract as Complete, Release of Retainage, and Change Orders:

a. No. 2 Final with SPC Construction Group for Annex Building Waterproofing

b. No. 1 Final with Subaqueous Services, Inc. for Sutherland Bayou Maintenance Dredging – Phase I

Other Departments

7. Approval of Receipt and File Report of Items Delegated to the County Administrator for Approval (County Administrator)

8. Approval of a Grant Award for the Sheriff and City of St. Petersburg from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (Justice and Consumer Services)

9. Approval of the Receipt and File Report of Write-Off Items for Accounting Purposes Delegated to the County Administrator for Approval from October 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007 (Management and Budget)

10. Approval of FY 2007 Budget Amendment Nos. 20, 21, and 22 (Management and Budget)

11. Approval of Receipt and File Reports of Claim Settlements for the First and Second Quarters from January through June 2007 (Risk Management/County Attorney)

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B. REGULAR AGENDA

12. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court)
Item #2a discussed.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

approved play video 13. Approval to Declare Two Escheat Properties Surplus and Authorize Their Conveyance to the City of St. Petersburg (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 14. Adoption of a Resolution Approving a Transportation Regional Incentive Program Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for the Bryan Dairy Road Project from Starkey Road to 72nd Street

approved play video 15. Approval of an Increase to Contract with Clarke Mosquito Control Products, Inc. for the Sole Source Purchase of an Improved Pesticide for the Highway Department (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 16. Approval of an Award of Bid to Three Vendors for Traffic Signs, Blanks, Posts, Brackets, and Delineators (Cooperative) (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 17. Approval of Change Order No. 1 Final, Acceptance of Contract as Complete, and Release of Retainage with Seaway Marine Contractors, Inc. for 2006 Boat Dock Facility Upgrades (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 18. Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District for Alligator Creek Channel “B” Improvements, Phase 2

approved play video 19. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Real Property Located at 7300 Park Street for the Starkey Road Project from 84th Lane to Bryan Dairy Road

temporarily deferred play video 20. Approval of an Agreement for Master Planning and Design Criteria Professional Services with ARC3 Architecture, Inc. for Public Safety Complex

temporarily deferred play video 21. Approval of Agreements with Four Firms for Professional Engineering Services to Evaluate County Facilities for Storm Resistance (to be Temporarily Deferred)

Utilities

approved play video 22. Approval of an Award of Bid to Volt Information Sciences, Inc. for Central Palm Harbor Phase 3A Reclaimed Water Distribution System (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

temporarily deferred 10-2-07 play video 23. Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement for Consultant Services with Camp Dresser & McKee Inc for Town of Belleair Wastewater System Acquisition (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

Other Departments

approved play video 24. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Vacant Real Property with Stevie L. Walker in the Dansville Redevelopment Area (Community Development) (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 25. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Vacant Real Property with Willie and Easter Mae Teagle in the Dansville Redevelopment Area (Community Development) (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 26. Adoption of a Resolution Approving A7080258512 as a Qualified Applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (Economic Development)

approved play video 27. Approval of a Third Amendment to Revised and Restated Lease Agreement with Cross Bayou Little League Inc. (Facility Management/Culture, Education, and Leisure)

approved play video 28. Approval of an Award of Bid to Nine Vendors for Various Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles and Equipment (Fleet Management) (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 29. Approval of a Funding Agreement with 2 1 1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. for Community Services, Programs, and Activities (Health and Human Services)

approved play video 30. Approval of Recommendations of Social Action Funding Board for Local Social Services from Six Agencies and a Master Homeless Initiative Funding Agreement (Health and Human Services)

approved play video 31. Approval of Recommendations of Social Action Funding Board for Local Social Services and a Master Social Action Funding Agreement for Sixty Agencies (Health and Human Services)

approved play video 32. Approval of Recommendations for Funding Eight State-Contracted Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agencies and a Master Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agreement (Health and Human Services)

approved play video 33. Approval of Funding Recommendations of the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for Distribution of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Funds for FY 2007-2008 (Justice and Consumer Services) (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 34. Approval of a Legal Aid Services Renewal Agreement with Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. for Legal Aid to Indigent County Residents (Justice and Consumer Services)

approved play video 35. Approval of a Service Funding Agreement with Help A Child, Inc. for Assessments of Children Who Are Alleged Victims of Abuse or Neglect (Justice and Consumer Services)

approved play video 36. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court for Substance Abuse Treatment Funding (Justice and Consumer Services)

approved play video 37. Approval of a Contract with Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D., P.A., for Medical Examiner and Forensic Laboratory Services (Justice and Consumer Services)

approved play video 38. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2007 Fleet Management Fund Budget for Unanticipated Revenue (Management and Budget)

approved play video 39. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2007 General Fund Budget for Transfer of Unanticipated Grant Funds to the Sheriff (Management and Budget)

approved play video 40. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2007 General Fund Budget for Unanticipated Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Funds to the Public Defender (Management and Budget)

approved play video 41. Adoption of a Resolution Closing the Wireless Emergency Phone System Fund and Transferring Assets, Liabilities, and Equities to the Emergency Communications Number E911 System Fund (Management and Budget)

approved play video 42. Adoption of a Resolution Closing the Solid Waste Surplus Reserve Fund and Transferring Assets, Liabilities, and Equities to the Solid Waste (Management and Budget)

approved play video 43. Adoption of a Resolution Closing the Mosquito Control Local Fund and Transferring Assets, Liabilities, and Equities to the General Fund (Management and Budget)

approved play video 44. Adoption of a Resolution Closing the Transportation Improvement Bond Debt Service Fund and Transferring Assets, Liabilities, and Equities to the Local Option Gas Tax Fund (Management and Budget)

approved play video 45. Adoption of a Resolution Setting User Fees for Services to be Rendered by Non-Proprietary (Governmental) Departments for FY 2008 (Management and Budget)

approved play video 46. Approval of a First and Final Renewal with Willis of Tennessee, Inc., d/b/a Willis of Florida, and a Renewal and Amendment to the Agreement with Marsh USA Inc. for Insurance Agent/Broker Services for the Property and Casualty Programs, Respectively (Risk Management)

play video 47. Other Administrative Matters

public hearing 10-2-07 a. Announcement of a Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act Public Hearing on Behalf of Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority

approved b. Unified Personnel System’s Exempt Pay Plan Recommendation
for FY 2008

COUNTY ATTORNEY

approved play video 48. Approval of Authority for the County Attorney to Defend the Cases of:

a. Clarence Bute v. Thomas Larsen, d/b/a Action Drywall Company, Inc., DMQ Group, Inc., a Florida Corporation, All Florida Orthopaedic Associates, P.A., a Florida Profit Corporation, Pinellas County, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration, and First Recovery Group, LLC - Circuit Civil Case No. 05-7864-CI-11 – Tort Damages

b. Rosalynn Carter v. BCC - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-7378-CI-20 –
Allegations of Physical Injury as a Result of a Vehicle Accident (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

c. Anthony Dejessa and Karen Dejessa, His Wife v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-7982-CI-20 and James Dilworth and Debra Dilworth, His Wife v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-7984-CI-21 – Allegations of Negligence in the Operation of a Motor Vehicle

d. Jean S. McKinley v. Pinellas County, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-6520-CI-11 – Allegations of Negligence Resulting in Personal Injuries (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

e. Amanda Sumner v. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office - Circuit Civil Case No. 07-7996-CI-7 - Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

approved play video 49. Approval of Authority to Initiate Litigation in the Case of Pinellas County v. Dean’s Towing & Transport, Inc. – Damages as a Result of Towing Incidents (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

approved play video 50. Approval of a Denial of Settlement in Plancon v. Pinellas County, Florida - Circuit Civil Case No. 06-002636-CI-011

approved play video 51. Approval of an Amendment of Terms of Settlement in the Case of Stephen and Angela Spencer v. Pinellas County, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 03-1349-CI-21

approved as amended play video 52. Approval of a Rejection of Settlement Offer in Jo Ann Totty v. Pinellas County - Circuit Civil Case No. 06-3665-CI-15
Direction given for mediation.

None play video 53. Miscellaneous

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C. AUTHORITIES, COUNCILS, AND ENTITIES

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) ADVISORY COUNCIL

approved play video 54. Approval of an Appointment of an Education and Training Representative to the EMS Advisory Council

approved play video 55. Approval of an Appointment of an Emergency Nurse Representative to the EMS Advisory Council

SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

approved play video 56. Approval of the First and Second Amendments to Agreements with Operation PAR, Inc. and Westcare Gulfcoast-Florida, Inc. for Adult Residential, Outpatient Level III Drug Court Treatment (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

WATER AND NAVIGATION CONTROL AUTHORITY

denied play video 57. Consideration of an Appeal of a Commercial Dock Permit CD38038-07 Submitted by Tierra Verde Marina Holdings, LLC, 100 and 128 Pinellas Bayway, Boca Ciega Bay, Tierra Verde

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D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

approved play video 58. WorkNet Pinellas Draft Two-Year Plan Overview (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

play video 59. Starkey Road (Bryan Dairy Road to Ulmerton Road) Draft Preliminary Report (Deferred from the September 4, 2007, BCC Meeting)

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E. COUNTY COMMISSION

approved play video 60. Approval of Appointments of Two Commissioners to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board

approved play video 61. Approval of an Appointment to WorkNet Pinellas Board of Directors

play video 62. Miscellaneous

approved a. Approval of Separation Agreement with Stephen M. Spratt.

b. Selection of Interim County Administrator to be discussed at Work Session on 9-25-07.

c. Alternatives re beginning search for County Administrator and County Attorney to be discussed at work session of 9-25-07.

d. Commissioner Harris presents water conservation tip.

approved e. Approval of Commissioner Seel to serve as representative at Public Leadership Council.

f. Commissioner Latvala announces selection of Tim Garling as new Executive Director of Pinellas Suncoast Authority (PSTA).

g. Commissioner Welch to ask Florida League of Cities and Florida Association of Counties to include ability for charter counties to levy food and beverage tax in their policy statements, as requested by Homeless Leadership Network.

h. Commissioner Stewart presents update re Friendship Trail.

i. Chairman Duncan announces second meeting of Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority on Friday, 9-21-07, at Tampa Bay Regional Planning Office, at 9 A.M.

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6:30 P.M.

F. 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 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 closing of Pinellas County Utilities buildings in Palm Harbor and Seminole.
Mark P. Klutho, Largo, re stupidity, waste.
Chris Fellman, Pinellas Park, re fence project; staff to follow up.
Bryan Macneale, St. Petersburg, re Shell Key Management.
Greg Pound: Steward Israel, Largo, re general.
Ray Brooks, Clearwater, re general accountability.
Kelly Cisarik, Indian Rocks Beach, re restaurant tax; donates $50 accepted by Commissioner Welch for Pinellas Cannot Forget Foundation.
John Phanstiehl, Indian Rocks Beach, re homestead.
Ewa Kunowska, Clearwater Beach, re taxes.

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G. 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 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 Chair Will Call Each Speaker, One by One, to the Podium to be Heard.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS – BCC

approved play video 63. Petition to Vacate Submitted by Elli Vidalis for a Portion of a Drainage Easement on Lot 12, Block E, Replat of Alston Heights No. 3, Unit Two Subdivision

approved play video 64. Proposed Ordinance Amending the Pinellas County Code Relating to Duties of the Principal Public Purchasing Official

approved play video 65. Proposed Ordinance Amending the Pinellas County Code Establishing a Fee for Medical Examiner Services

approved play video 66. Proposed Resolutions to Adopt Final Millages and Budgets for FY 2007-2008 (Second Public Hearing)

play video 9:56 P.M. ADJOURNMENT

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