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Pinellas County BCC Meeting Results - September 23, 2003

Meeting Date September 23, 2003 * 3:26 p.m.

RESULTS KEY

Approved

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Denied

X

Temporarily Deferred

TD

Public Hearing

PH Date

 

INVOCATION

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

+ A. CONSENT AGENDA

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

1. Approval of Minutes from the Regular Meeting Held on August 19, 2003.

2. Reports:

a. Pinellas County, Florida, Bonded Debt Report for the Year Ended September 30, 2002.

b. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2003-14 Dated August 28, 2003 – Audit of Pinellas County Tangible Personal Property.

c. Investment Report for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2003.

3. Other Approvals:

a. General.

1. Recommendation that the Board of County Commissioners Approve Budget Amendment No. CBA-3-03.

2. Recommendation that the Board of County Commissioners Approve Budget Amendment for the Public Records Modernization Trust Fund.

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid.

4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. Correspondence from Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Program Regarding the State Incentive Allocation Plan, Methodology for Allocating Federal Incentive Earnings to Political Subdivisions.

b. City of Clearwater Notices of Annexation, Land Use Plan and Zoning Atlas Amendments Regarding Ordinances Nos. 7176-03 through 7181-03 and 7184-03 through 7186-03 to be Held November 6, 2003.

c. Correspondence from the City of Pinellas Park Regarding Eight Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property, with Public Hearings Held September 11 and to be Held September 25, 2003.

d. City of St. Petersburg Notices of Intent to Adopt an Ordinance Approving Tangerine Avenue Community Redevelopment Plan and a Resolution Accepting the Expanded Redevelopment Authority from Pinellas County, with a Public Hearing Held September 4, 2003.

e. Pinellas Park Water Management District’s Minutes of Regular Authority Meeting No. 10 Held July 24, 2003, Together with a Financial Statement Dated July 2003.

f. Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Fiscal Year 2004 Board Meeting Calendar and a Map Depicting the District’s Boundaries Pursuant to Chapter 189.417, Together with Notice of Public Input Meetings for Update to Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels Held September 15 (Tampa Service Office) and September 17, 2003 (Sarasota Service Office).

g. Affidavits of Publication of Legal Notice Published in the Gulf Coast Business Review Regarding Two Notices of Forfeiture of Unclaimed Money Pursuant to Section 116.21 Florida Statutes.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

5. Approval of the Release and Acceptance of Sureties.

6. Approval of an Award of Bid to Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Various Locations.

Utilities

7. Approval of Awards of Bid to:

a. Eveland Brothers Inc. for the Construction of the Operations and Meter Readers Building.

b. Davis Supply, Inc. for the Annual Requirements of Sodium Hypochlorite 10.8%.

8. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate a Contract with the Number One Ranked Firm for Consulting Services for the Tampa Road Reclaimed Water Transmission Main Project.

Other Departments

9. Receipt and File of Items Delegated to the County Administrator for Signature (County Administrator).

10. Approval of the State-Funded Subgrant Agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs (Emergency Management).

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

12. Approval of an Award for Grant Funding for a Consolidated Research Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a Special Purpose Ambient Monitoring Demonstration Study (Environmental Management).

13. Approval of an Application for Continued Grant Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Section 105 Air Pollution Control, for Continuing Air Pollution Control Activities (Environmental Management).

14. Approval of an Award of Bid for Automotive Repair Parts and Supplies to Various Vendors as Primary and Secondary Suppliers (General Services).

15. Approval of Budget Amendments Nos. 29 and 30 (Management and Budget).

16. Adoption of Resolutions Earmarking Receipts for a Particular Purpose and Supplementing the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget (Management and Budget):

a. General Fund Budget for a Transfer of Funds to the Sheriff's Weekender Boot Camp (Management and Budget).

b. Fire District Administration Budget for the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund Wildfire Grant.

17. Approval to Declare Miscellaneous County-Owned Equipment Surplus and Authorize its Sale (Purchasing). See Agenda Item 19.

18. Approval of the Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate with the Number One Ranked Firm for an After School Use Program (WorkNet).

B. REGULAR AGENDA

19. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk
of Circuit Court).

Chairman Seel requested additional information at a later date re Agenda Item 17.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Public Works

TD 20. Approval of an Award of Bid to Cone and Graham, Inc. for the Fort DeSoto Water Circulation and Bridges Project.

+ 21. Approval to Declare Escheat Properties Surplus, Release Mineral Rights, and Execute Deeds.

+ 22. Approval of the Real Property Acquisition of Three Vacant Land Parcels for the Keystone Road U.S. Highway 19 to East Lake Road Capital Improvement Project.

+ 23. Approval of the Real Property Acquisition for the Bear Creek Channel Capital Improvement Project.

+ 24. Approval of County Incentive Grant Program Agreement Amendment with the Florida Department of Transportation for Right-of-Way Acquisition for the Ulmerton Road Improvement Project.

+ 25. Approval of Reduction in Retainage Monies to the Contract with Cone and Graham, Inc. Regarding the Keene Road (County Road 1) Phase II from Curlew Road (State Road 586) to Tampa Road (County Road 752) Project.

+ 26. Approval of the Installation of Five Speed Humps in Cooperation with the City of St. Petersburg in the Multi-Jurisdictional Area on 40th Avenue North, Located between 66th Street North and 62nd Street North.

+ 27. Approval of the Joint Project Agreement for Utility Installation by Roadway Contractor with Verizon Florida, Inc. for the Nebraska Avenue Widening Project from Belcher Road to West of U.S. 19.

Utilities

+ 28. Approval of the Agreement for Consultant Services with TBE Group, Inc. for the Indian Rocks Beach Force Main Replacement Project.

+ 29. Approval of the Agreement for Design Services with PBS&J for the Redevelopment of the Maintenance and Operations Site at the Utilities Solid Waste Facility.

+ 30. Approval of Change Order No. 1 (Final), Time Extension, and Release of Retainage Monies Pertaining to the Agreement with QRC, Inc. for Improvements to Boca Ciega Pump Stations.

+ 31. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Pinellas Park for Wastewater Transmission, Treatment, and Disposal Services.

+ 32. Approval of the Amended Consent Order with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Interim Operation of the Town of Belleair Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Purchase of the Town of Belleair Wastewater Collection System.

+ 33. Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Construction Agreement for the Sludge Pelletization Project at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility with Synagro-WWT, Inc.

+ 34. Approval of Amendment No. 5 to the Resource Recovery Facility Consolidated Management Agreement with Wheelabrator Pinellas, Inc.

+ 35. Approval of Supplemental Agreement No. 7 to the Engineering Agreement for Consulting Services for the North County/East Lake Sewer System Area Modifications with Parsons Engineering Science, Inc.

Other Departments

+ 36. Approval of the Administrative Services Agreement with the Housing Finance Authority (Community Development/Housing Finance Authority).

+ 37. Approval of Amendments to the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Fiscal Year 2004 International Budget (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

+ 38. Approval of an Agreement Funding the East Lake Community Library (Continued from August 19, 2003, BCC Meeting) (County Administrator/ County Attorney).

+ 39. Approval of a Contract with the Sheriff for Law Enforcement Services, Environmental Lands Unit (Environmental Management).

+ 40. Adoption of a Resolution to Temporarily Extend the Lease Agreement with the City of Dunedin for the Sheriff’s Facility (General Services).

+ 41. Approval of the Second Amendment to the Lease with Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. for WorkNet (General Services).

+ 42. Approval of a Lease Agreement with the City of St. Petersburg Regarding a Fire Station to Service the Residents of Tierra Verde (General Services).

+ 43. Approval of a Funding Agreement with Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. for the Provision of Health Access Expansion (Human Services).

+ 44. Approval of a Service Funding Agreement with Religious Community Services, The Haven, for the Provision of Counseling and Support for Victims of Domestic Violence (Human Services).

+ 45. Approval of a Service Funding Agreement with Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc. d/b/a CASA of Pinellas County for the Provision of Counseling and Support for Victims of Domestic Violence (Human Services).

+ 46. Approval of an Agreement with 211-Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. (Human Services).

+ 47. Approval of the Master Homeless Initiative Funding Agreement and Recommendations for Funding to Various Local Social Service Agencies (Human Services).

+ 48. Approval of the Master Social Action Funding Agreement and Recommendations for Funding to Various Local Social Service Agencies (Human Services).

+ 49. Approval of the Master Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Agreement and Recommendations for Funding Various Local Social Service Agencies (Human Services).

+ 50. Approval of a Purchase Authorization for an Autodesk Master Software Support Agreement (Information Systems).

+ 51. Adoption of a Resolution Regarding the Governmental User Fees for Fiscal
as amended Year 2004 (Management and Budget).

+ 52. Approval of a Grant Funding Agreement with the East Lake Youth Sports Association for Facility Improvements (Park).

+ 53. Approval of an Agreement with Clark Sales Display, Inc. for the Holiday
as amended Light Display at Lake Seminole Park (Park).

54. Other Administrative Matters:

+ a. Approval of an Agreement with the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, Inc. Comm. Stewart appointed to serve as liaison.

b. Follow-up report re two airport expansion public meetings; Mr. Spratt distributed action steps.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

+ 55. Authority for the County Attorney to Defend:

a. The Chase Manhattan Bank v. Diane Wicks, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 03-5435-CI-7 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Judgment for Fine and Costs and a Judgment for Attorney Fees and Costs.

b. LaSalle Bank National Association, etc. v. Teresa Wright, et al - Circuit Civil Case No. 03-6361-CI-11 - Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Default and Default Judgment.

c. U.S. Bank National Association, etc. v. Wayne Herbert Sawvell, et al – Circuit Civil Case No. 03-6538-CI-19 – Mortgage Foreclosure Involving a Judgment for Fine and Costs.

+ 56. Approval of the Non-Challenge of an Environmental Resource Permit for New Tampa Bay Water Office Building.

+ 57. Adoption of a Resolution to Postpone Making Application for Deeds on County-Held Tax Certificates for Properties Assessed by the Property Appraiser at Values Less than $5,000.00, Pursuant to §197.502(3), Florida Statutes for 2000 and 2001 Certificates.

+ 58. Approval of an Amended and Restated Access and Joint Operating Agreement between Pinellas County, APW North America, Inc., and the School Board of Pinellas County.

+ 59. Approval of an Amendment to the Special Counsel Contract with Ford and Harrison, LLP.

+ 60. Approval of the Settlement with Hospice of the Suncoast.

+ 61. Approval of a Settlement Regarding Joseph Ibrahim and Abdul Ibrahim – Bail Bonds – Cases Nos. CRC01-00443CFANO and CRC01-02716CFANO, etc.

62. Miscellaneous.

a. Attorney Churuti called attention to two memoranda re Airport Authorities and local government ownership.

b. Announcement that Pinellas County fireworks ordinance has been ruled Constitutional.

c. Announcement re shadow meeting to be held November 18 at 1:30 P.M. regarding Lockheed Martin litigation.

C. AUTHORITIES

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORITY

+ 63. Approval of the Final Option of Renewal and Amendment to the Agreement with Advanced Xerographics Imaging Systems, Inc. for the Purchase Laser Printing/Direct Mail Services.

+ 64. Approval of a Sole Source Contract with Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation for EKG Monitor/Defibrillator Maintenance.

D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

65. None.

E. COUNTY COMMISSION

+ 66. Approval of County Administrator’s Evaluation.

+ 67. Approval of County Attorney’s Evaluation.

+ 68. Approval of a Reappointment to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors.

69. Miscellaneous.

+ Motion appointing Chairman Seel to Canvassing Board; Commissioner Morroni to serve as alternate.

Comm. Welch (1) Reminded all that St. Petersburg City Council election being held today.
(2) Update on WorkNet; announced that deadline for renewal of administrative
entity is March 2, 2004, not December 31, 2003; will seek extension of his appointment to WorkNet Board.
(3) Reported on today’s Eckerd Pharmacy Education Center at University of Florida College of Pharmacy groundbreaking at St. Petersburg College.

Comm. Todd (1) Offered suggestions re gas tax and priorities.
(2) Update on human services delivery plan.

Comm. Stewart Response to newspaper article re gas tax.

Comm. Latvala Cited need for public dialog re gas tax and other issues.

Comm. Harris (1) Offered comments re public meeting on gas tax.
(2) Offered water conservation tip.

Comm. Morroni (1) Response to newspaper article re gas tax.
(2) Offered motion to authorize $12,000 expenditure for mile markers on Gulf
Boulevard; motion approved.

Chairman Seel (1) Requested appointments to OPHD District for Downtown Palm Harbor
Review Committee.
(2) Praised Health Department initiatives; noted receipt of $940,000 federal
grant to fight diabetes and obesity.


6:30 P.M.

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

+ Authorization to advertise public hearing on October 7 re amendment of Sunday “Blue Law” ordinance.

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 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.

Lucile Casey, President, Del Oro Groves HOA, presented petitions re airport expansion.
Cathy Corry, Clearwater, representing Justice for Kids, re abuse and neglect of youth.

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 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.

SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BCC

+ 70. TEFRA Hearing on Proposed Issuance of Pinellas County Health Facilities Authority Hospital Revenue Refunding Bonds, BayCare Health System Issue, Series 2003, in an Amount Not to Exceed $130,000,000.00.

+ 71. Petition to Vacate Submitted by Eric and Marla Padags for the South 5.0 Feet of a 10.0 Foot Wide Drainage Easement on the North Line of Lot 19, Hidden Pines at Countryside, Located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 28 South, Range 16 East.

+ 72. Petition to Vacate Submitted by Mary J. Bez and Elizabeth Ann Butler for a 9.5 Foot by 46.0 Foot Portion of a 15.0 Foot Wide Drainage and Utility Easement on the East Line of Lot 13, Pine Valley, Located in the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 30 South, Range 15 East.

73. Planning and Zoning Applications Heard by the Examiner:

+ a. Z/LU-11-6-03 (Former Turtle Club Property).
Application of Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners through Tom Jewsbury, Interim Airport Director St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Representative, for a Change of Zoning from M-2, Heavy Manufacturing and Industry to C-2, General Retail Commercial and Limited Services District and a Land Use Change from Industrial Limited to Commercial General on Approximately 9.79 Acres Located at the Northern Terminus of Turtle Lane (Parcel ID No. 33-29-16-70380-400-0201).

+ b. Z/LU-3-8-03.
Application of Evangelos and Sophia Legakis through Ted Legakis, Sydney Development Group, Inc., Representative, for a Change of Zoning from R-4, One, Two or Three Family Residential to C-2, General Retail Commercial and Limited Services District and a Change of Land Use from Residential Urban to Commercial General on Approximately 0.29 Acre on the South Side of 69th Avenue North, 127 Feet West of 66th Street North (Parcels ID Nos. 31-30-16-58050-000-0170 and 31-30-16-58050-000-0180).

+ c. Z-5-8-03.
Application of Fred Judy for a Change of Zoning from R-4, One, Two or Three Family Residential to C-3, Commercial, Wholesale, Warehousing and Industrial Support on Approximately 0.087 Acre on the North Side of Overbrook Avenue, 149 Feet East of Jade Avenue (Parcel ID No. 03-29-15-00000-430-0410).

+ d. CU-4-8-03.
Application of Vincent J. Morelli, Jr. through Timothy J. Healey, P.E., C. Fred Deuel & Associates, Inc., Representative, for a Conditional Use to Allow Expansion of a Plant Nursery in an A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential Zone on Approximately 1.994 Acres on the South Side of 146th Avenue North at the Intersection with 64th Street North (Parcel ID No. 05-30-16-70920-200-1204).

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY

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

REGULAR AMENDMENT

+ 74. Case #CW 03-47 – Pinellas County.
Location – 13.0 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of State Road 580 and Summerdale Drive. Amendment from Residential Urban and Transportation/Utility to Residential/Office/Retail and Transportation/Utility Overlay (Alternative Compromise Recommendation).

7:33 P.M. ADJOURNMENT