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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting

Public Meeting May 19, 2015 2:02 P.M. Printable version

Item 23 supplement *posted 05-14-15 3:00 PM
Item 21 supplement *posted 05-19-15 3:30 PM

Public Participation
Persons wishing to speak during the Citizens to be Heard portion of the agenda or regarding Regular Agenda items and Public Hearing items must complete a comment card.  Cards should be given to staff at the table located at the front of the Assembly Room.  At the scheduled section of the meeting when the item is before the Board of County Commissioners (Board), the Chairman will call each speaker, one by one, to the podium to be heard.  Each speaker may speak up to three minutes.  Persons who have been authorized to represent a group of four or more individuals, who are present, should limit their presentation to 10 minutes.  Items may be taken out of order by the Chairman.

Invocation by Swami Ishtananda from the Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg

Pledge of Allegiance


Utilities 80th Anniversary Proclamation

National Public Works Week Proclamation

Memorial Day Proclamation

Civility Month Proclamation


David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Thomas Jefferson’s “Religious Freedom Act of 1786.”
Greg Pound, Largo, re Government.
JoAn Y. Totty, Palm Harbor, re Monkey Tree Gateway to Palm Harbor; Veterans’ Memorial.


All matters listed under this item are considered to be routine and action will be taken by one motion without separate discussion of each item.  If discussion is desired by a member of the Board, that item(s) will be moved from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.


1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 21, 2015.

2. Reports received for filing:

a. Continuing Bond Disclosure Report dated April 30, 2015 pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission for:

$86,580,000 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series 2003
$25,205,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2006
$59,510,000 Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012

b. Southwest Florida Water Management District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year (FY) Ended September 30, 2014 (CD).

c. Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ended March 31, 2015.

3. Vouchers and bills paid – None.

4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Notice of City Council Public Hearing held May 7, 2015 regarding the vacation of a 15-foot drainage easement in Lot 7, Block 70, Mandalay Subdivision.

b. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8677-15, 8683-15, and 8686-15 adopted April 2, 2015 annexing certain properties and Notice of Amendment to the Clearwater Community Development Code regarding proposed Ordinance No. 8715-15; public hearing to be held June 3, 2015.

c. Clearwater Cay Community Development District proposed FY 2016 Annual Operations and Maintenance and Debt Service Fund Budgets.



5. Adoption of a resolution and approval of the State of Florida Department of Transportation Public Transportation Joint Participation Agreement for design development of an In-Line Baggage Screening System (Airport).

6. Receipt and file report of non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

7. Adoption of a resolution appropriating earmarked receipts for a particular purpose in the FY 2015 General Fund budget for Safety and Emergency Services (Management and Budget).

8. Approval of an award of bid to Rick Richards, Inc. for restoration of flatwoods in Brooker Creek Preserve (Parks and Conservation Resources).

9. Approval of an award of bid to Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Inc. for Adopt-a-Program management services (Public Works).


10. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.


Engineering and Technical Support

11. Adoption of a resolution and approval of the Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement and Three Party Escrow Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for utility relocations associated with the FDOT Local Agency Project Agreement with the City of Largo for roadway and sidewalk improvements (Engineering and Technical Support).

12. Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of St. Pete Beach for utility relocations along Pass-A-Grille Way (Engineering and Technical Support).

Public Works

13. Facility Encroachment Agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. for the 66th Street North Intelligent Transportation System Project (Public Works).

14. Approval of a grant application with the United States Department of Transportation for the Pinellas Trail Loop and adoption of a resolution in support of the application (Public Works) (deferred from May 5, 2015 Board meeting).

Other Departments

Approved Public Hearing to be held June 23, 2015
15. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance amending Section 166-57 of the Land Development Code providing for an additional revenue source for the Tree Bank Fund for ecologically beneficial tree thinning (Parks and Conservation Resources).

16. Adoption of a resolution establishing an Affordable Housing Land Assembly Fund and amending the Interlocal Agreement with the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County for administration of the Community Housing Program (Planning).

Public Hearing to be held June 2, 2015
17. Other administrative matters.


18. Miscellaneous.


Emergency Medical Services Authority

19. Approval of final contract with Paramedics Plus, L.L.C. for ambulance services.


20. American Manufacturing Skills (AMSkills) Initiative, Bryan Kamm, Executive Director and Tom Mudano, Pinellas Site Coordinator.

Staff directed to move forward on Lealman CRA
21. Finding of necessity analysis to establish a Lealman Community Redevelopment Area.


22. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Justice noted increase in sea grass and water clarity due to Tampa Bay Estuary Program and local government partners.

announced reception for Youth Advisory Committee tonight at 5:00 P.M.
b. Commissioner Long announced Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Energy Summit to be held on May 28 and 29.
c. Commissioner Eggers thanked Fraternal Order of Police in Clearwater for holding memorial service earlier this week.

appreciated tour of St. Vincent DePaul.

wished a blessed Memorial Day to veterans and their families and encouraged everyone to enjoy the many related events throughout Pinellas County.

d. Commissioner Welch sent thoughts and prayers to St. Petersburg Police Officer Michael “Mickey” Cordiviola who recently was wounded in the line of duty.

stated it was an honor to work with David Scott and wished him luck as he leaves for Atlanta, and the members concurred.

e. Chairman Morroni congratulated Tampa Bay Lightning on last night’s victory and looks forward to Wednesday’s game.

shared the result of his annual cancer screening which proved he remains free of cancer for the third year.

If the afternoon portion of the meeting has not concluded by 5:30 p.m., a recess will be taken from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The remainder of the afternoon agenda will resume at 6:00 p.m., followed by public hearings.

6:03 P.M.


Youth Advisory Committee


The procedure used by the Board 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 will decide on the matter.  Please refer to the back of this agenda copy for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.


23. Proposed resolution adopting a four-year rate schedule of retail and wholesale rates for the water, sewer and reclaimed water systems (second of two public hearings).

24. Proposed ordinance amending Chapter 158 and repealing Article III of Chapter 170 of the Land Development Code regarding floodplain management and flood damage prevention.

Temporarily Deferred
25. Proposed ordinance amending Section 118-32 of the Pinellas County Code relating to the Tourist Development Plan.

Planning and zoning applications heard by the Local Planning Agency:

26. Q CU-6-4-15
Proposed resolution for a Conditional Use to allow a fire station with associated parking and retention areas, regarding three parcels of land containing approximately 0.73 acre located on the southeast corner of 110th Avenue North and 108th Street North, in the unincorporated area of Seminole.  Application of the City of Seminole (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

27. Q Z-8-4-15
Proposed resolution changing the zoning classification from R-1, Single Family Residential to R-R, Rural Residential, and a Variance to allow a four foot high fence with a zero foot front setback on approximately 2.3 acres, located at the southeast corner of 74th Avenue North and 138th Street North (street address: 13798 74th Avenue North) in the unincorporated area of Seminole.  Application of Susan McCann through Michelle Serdynski, Representative (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

Denied Motion to revert County-owned property to original zoning Approved
28. Q Z/LU-3-3-15
Proposed resolution and ordinance changing the zoning classification and amending the Future Lane Use Map of Pinellas County.  Change of zoning classification from RPD-10, Residential Planned Development, ten units per acre to RPD-5, Residential Planned Development, five units per acre (7.94 acres), and A-E, Agricultural Estate Residential (3.7 acres), retaining RPD-5 on 7.36 acres and a Land Use change from Residential Low Medium to  Residential  Low  of  approximately  (11.64 acres)  located  at  the  northern terminus of 49th

Street North, west of the western terminus of 164th Avenue North in the unincorporated area of Largo.  Application of Pinellas County and C1 Bank and Pinellas County Surplus Land Trust-Bayside, Pinellas Community Housing Foundation, Inc., Trustee through the Pinellas County Planning Director, Representative (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

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Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and, for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Office of Human Rights, by written or oral request, at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding at: 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 500, Clearwater, Florida 33756, Phone: (727) 464-4880, TDD: (727) 464-4062.



Public hearings before the Board are governed by the provisions of Section 134-14 of the Pinellas County Land Development Code. That code provides that at the conclusion of each person’s presentation, any speaker may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of staff.  Specifically:

1. At the conclusion of the presentations by the applicant and any proponents, all affected parties may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of or seek clarification from the applicant and/or the proponents.

2. At the conclusion of the presentation by the opponents, all affected parties may seek the Chairman’s permission to ask questions of or seek clarification from any opponent.

The applicant’s closing comments will address testimony subsequent to their presentation. Continuing rebuttal of other than directly preceding testimony will not be allowed.

Because much testimony has already been submitted in writing, the applicant should present the entire case in 20 minutes.

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