Pinellas County Government

 Pinellas County BCC Meeting Results

Meeting Date November 7, 2006 * 9:33 a.m.






Temporarily Deferred

temporarily deferred

Public Hearing

public hearing

 Withdrawn withdrawn


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




approved 1. Proposed Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) Resolution Authorizing TEFRA Approval and Issuance of Not-to-Exceed $13,500,000 Pinellas County Healthcare Facilities Revenue Bonds Indian Rocks Assisted Living Project), Series 2006 on Behalf of Indian Rocks Assisted Living, Inc., d/b/a Heron House Indian Rocks
Initial waiver of indigent care fee approved


approved a. Case CW 06-41 – Pinellas County
0.2 Acre Located on the Southwest Corner of 54th Avenue and 69th Street North; Amendment from Residential Urban to Residential/Office General

approved b. Case CW 06-42 – St. Petersburg
2.1 Acres Located on the South Side of Savona Drive Northeast between Plaza Comercio and San Merino Boulevard Northeast; Amendment from Residential Urban to Water/Drainage Feature and Preservation

approved c. Case CW 06-45 – Clearwater
0.5 Acre Located on the Southeast Corner of Howard Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Amendment from Commercial General to Residential Urban


denied w/o prejudice a. Case CW 06-40 – St. Petersburg (Deferred from October 10, 2006, CPA Meeting) 18.0 Acres Located on the Northeast Corner of 9th Avenue and 66th Street North; Amendment from Institutional to Residential/Office/Retail and Residential Medium

approved b. Case CW 06-43 – Pinellas Park
2.3 Acres Located on the South Side of Park Boulevard, Approximately 600 Feet West of 66th Street North; Amendment from Residential Urban and Residential Medium to Institutional

temporarily deferred 12/05/06 c. Case CW 06-44 – Largo (to be Temporarily Deferred to the December 5, 2006, CPA Meeting)
306.5 Acres Located Along the East and West Sides of Clearwater-Largo Road, East of the Pinellas Trail, West of the CXS Railroad Tracks, South of South Fort Harrison Avenue, and North of 4th Avenue Northwest; Amendment from Residential Urban, Residential Urban with Water/Drainage Feature, Residential Low Medium, Residential Medium, Residential Medium with Water/Drainage Feature, Institutional, Water, Residential/Office General, Commercial General, Community Redevelopment District, Residential/Office/Retail, Industrial Limited, and Recreation/Open Space, and Right-of-Way to Community Redevelopment District

approved 4. Commercial Dock Application CB37546-06 Submitted by Carlouel Yacht Club Corp., 1091 Eldorado Avenue, Clearwater Harbor, Clearwater

approved 5. Private Dock Application P37388-06/Revised Submitted by Tom J. Lowe, 100 Driftwood Drive West, St. Joseph Sound, Palm Harbor

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approved 6. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 10, 2006

approved 7. Reports:

a. Internal Audit Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Report No. 2006-19 Dated October 5, 2006 - Audit of Public Works Construction Process and Administration

b. Clearwater Cay Community Development District's Adopted Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Operations Budget

approved 8. Other Approvals:

a. General – None

b. Vouchers and Bills Paid

approved 9. Miscellaneous Items to be Received for Filing:

a. Florida Public Service Commission Revised Notice of Customer Meeting to be Held November 1, 2006 at the City of St. Pete Beach City Hall Regarding the Application of Tierra Verde Utilities, Inc. for a Rate Increase in Pinellas County

b. Correspondence from City of Pinellas Park Regarding Four Ordinances Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property; Public Hearing Held October 26, 2006

c. City of Seminole Notice of Public Hearing Held October 24, 2006 Regarding Ordinances Nos. 17-2006 and 18-2006, Voluntarily Annexing Certain Property

d. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District Notice of Public Meeting Schedule for FY 2007

e. Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue District Resolution No. 2006-10, Superseding Resolution No. 2006-07 and Ratifying a Change in the Ballot Language for the Referendum on the November Ballot Regarding Assessment Rates



approved 10. Approval of an Award of Bid to Sutter Roofing Company of Florida for Terminal Roofing and Renovation

Public Works

approved 11. Approval to Accept and Record a Plat, a Sidewalk Guarantee, and a Private Street Sign Installation Guarantee

approved 12. Approval of Acceptance of Contract as Complete, Release of Retainage, and Change Orders:

a. No. 1 Final with Keystone Excavators, Inc. for Municipal Services Taxing Unit Sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Act Ramp Improvements for FY 2005 Contract

b. No. 3 Final with Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for Keene Road (Phase 1B) from Drew Street to Sunset Point Road

approved 13. Approval of Awards of Bid to:

a. SPC Construction Group for Annex Building Waterproofing

b. Pepper Contracting Services, Inc. for Alligator Creek Channel “B” Phase 2

approved 14. Approval of a Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District for Bear Creek Channel Improvements

Other Departments

15. Approval of a Lease Termination Agreement with First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Inc. (Facility Management)
See Item No. 16.

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approved 16. Items for Discussion from Consent Agenda (County Administrator and Clerk of Circuit Court)
Following discussion and input by Assistant County Administrator Mark Woodard, Lease Termination Agreement with First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Inc. was approved (Facility Management).


Public Works

approved 17. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Improved Real Property Located at 7227 Augusta Boulevard for Park Street/Starkey Road Project from Tyrone Boulevard to Bryan Dairy Road

approved 18. Approval of a Contract for Sale and Purchase of Improved Real Property Located at 1218 and 1220 East Tarpon Avenue for the Keystone Road Project from U.S. Highway 19 to East Lake Road


approved 19. Approval of Ranking of Firms and Authorization for Staff to Negotiate with the Number One Ranked Firm for Waste to Energy Consulting Services

Other Departments

approved 20. Approval of FY 2007 Contracts for Law Enforcement Services with Various Municipalities and the Sheriff (Justice and Consumer Services)

approved 21. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2006 General Fund Budget to Transfer Unanticipated Grant Funds to the Sheriff (Management and Budget)

approved 22. Adoption of a Resolution Appropriating Earmarked Receipts for a Particular Purpose in the FY 2006 State Housing Initiatives Program Fund Budget to Reappropriate Unanticipated Fund Balance (Management and Budget)

approved 23. Adoption of a Resolution to Temporarily Waive the Requirements of Section 6-47(a), Pinellas County Code for the Fourth Annual Palm Harbor Bike Fest Event in Downtown Palm Harbor (Planning)

temporarily deferred 24. Adoption of a Resolution Including Newly Annexed Properties into the City of Largo’s Clearwater-Largo Road Corridor Redevelopment District (Planning)

None 25. Other Administrative Matters


approved 26. Approval of Authority for County Attorney to Initiate Litigation in the Cases of:

a. Pinellas County, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida v. Larry Wayne Alvarado – Negligence in the Operation of a Motor Vehicle

b. Pinellas County and WNCA v. Iyunni Venkata Nath, Iqbal Kaur Dhawn, Kirit S. Desai, Pratibha K. Desai, Vilas Deshpande, Anjali Deshpande, and Long Bayou Estates Homeowners’ Association, Inc. – Unpermitted Mangrove Trimming

None 27. Miscellaneous

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approved 28. Approval of Request for Extension of Private Dock Permit P33435-03 Submitted by Claude Fletcher, 5810 Bahama Shore Drive, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg



29. None

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approved 30. Approval of a Reappointment to the Pinellas County Health Facilities Authority

31. Miscellaneous

a. Commissioner Morroni thanked citizens for their support over the past six years.
b. Commissioner Seel relayed best wishes for a successful election to Commissioners Morroni and Harris; requested that citizens vote; and expressed her opinion with regard to Charter Amendment flyers received from the Florida League of Cities.
c. Commissioner Latvala stated that she also found the Charter Amendment flyers to be very offensive, and briefly discussed the recent Charter Review process in which citizens had donated their time; announced that the Florida Association of Counties met last week and will meet again on November 20 to discuss the taxation issue; and related that she will provide the members with back-up material from the meeting; whereupon, she encouraged the members to provide input and become involved in the process. Mr. Spratt suggested that a report on the issue be included in the upcoming work session, and no objections were noted.
d. Chairman Harris discussed the importance of the voting process; suggested that the transportation issue be addressed; presented a water conservation tip with regard to water restrictions; and provided a consumer tip concerning the Pet Lemon Law.
e. Vice-Chairman Duncan discussed the recent 2006 Annual Heart Walk; and urged citizens to vote.


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