Date September 23, 2003 * 3:26 p.m.
OF ALLEGIANCE to the Flag of the United States of
A. CONSENT AGENDA
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
1. Approval of Minutes from the Regular Meeting Held on
August 19, 2003.
Pinellas County, Florida, Bonded Debt Report for the Year
Ended September 30, 2002.
Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report
No. 2003-14 Dated August 28, 2003 – Audit of Pinellas
County Tangible Personal Property.
Investment Report for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2003.
3. Other Approvals:
Recommendation that the Board of County Commissioners
Approve Budget Amendment No. CBA-3-03.
Recommendation that the Board of County Commissioners
Approve Budget Amendment for the Public Records Modernization
b. Vouchers and Bills Paid.
4. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
5. Approval of the Release and Acceptance of Sureties.
Approval of an Award of Bid to Pepper Contracting Services,
Inc. for the Railroad Crossing Improvements at Various
7. Approval of Awards of Bid to:
Eveland Brothers Inc. for the Construction of the Operations
and Meter Readers Building.
Davis Supply, Inc. for the Annual Requirements of Sodium
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.
9. Receipt and File of Items Delegated to the County Administrator
for Signature (County Administrator).
Approval of the State-Funded Subgrant Agreement with the
State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs (Emergency
Adoption of a Resolution for Assessment of Liens against
Lands Cleared (Environmental Management).
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).
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).
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
Adoption of Resolutions Earmarking Receipts for a Particular
Purpose and Supplementing the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget
(Management and Budget):
General Fund Budget for a Transfer of Funds to the Sheriff's
Weekender Boot Camp (Management and Budget).
Fire District Administration Budget for the Emergency
Management Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund Wildfire
Approval to Declare Miscellaneous County-Owned Equipment
Surplus and Authorize its Sale (Purchasing). See Agenda
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.
20. Approval of an Award of Bid to Cone and Graham,
Inc. for the Fort DeSoto Water Circulation and Bridges
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
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.
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
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,
34. Approval of Amendment No. 5 to the Resource Recovery
Facility Consolidated Management Agreement with Wheelabrator
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.
36. Approval of the Administrative Services Agreement
with the Housing Finance Authority (Community Development/Housing
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
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
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
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
b. Follow-up report re two airport expansion public
meetings; Mr. Spratt distributed action steps.
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
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
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
59. Approval of an Amendment to the Special Counsel
Contract with Ford and Harrison, LLP.
60. Approval of the Settlement with Hospice of the
61. Approval of a Settlement Regarding Joseph Ibrahim
and Abdul Ibrahim – Bail Bonds – Cases Nos. CRC01-00443CFANO
and CRC01-02716CFANO, etc.
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.
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
D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
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.
+ 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
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
(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
(2) Praised Health Department initiatives; noted receipt of $940,000 federal
grant to fight diabetes and obesity.
+ Authorization to advertise public hearing on October
7 re amendment of Sunday “Blue Law” ordinance.
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
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).
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).
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).
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:
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
7:33 P.M. ADJOURNMENT