Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Public Meeting||May 5, 2015||9:34 A.M.||Printable version|
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 Reverend Bob Scott from the Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clearwater
Pledge of Allegiance
I. PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
Employee Appreciation Week Proclamation
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Proclamation
Presentation of American Heart Association EMS Gold Level Recognition Award to the Board of County Commissioners
EMS Professionals of the Year Presentations
World Trade Month Proclamation
II. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS
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.
COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AUTHORITY
Proposals to amend the adopted Countywide Plan Map:
1. Subthreshold Amendments:
a. Case CW 15-8 – City of St. Petersburg
0.3 acre more or less (mol), located at 356 and 366 41st Avenue North; amendment from Planned Redevelopment-Residential to Planned Redevelopment-Mixed Use.
b. Case CW 15-9 – City of St. Petersburg
0.2 acre mol, located at 9000 4th Street North; amendment from Residential Medium to Planned Redevelopment-Mixed Use.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
III. CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Tampa – Wounded Warriors miracles.
Marcus Harrison, Palm Harbor, re budget and unincorporated areas.
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Religious Freedom Act of 1786 is a departure of Almighty God.
Greg Pound, Largo, re the law.
Paul Curry, Meriden, Connecticut, re Clerk of Court ineptness.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA
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.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND COMPTROLLER
6. Reports received for filing:
8. Miscellaneous items received for filing:
b. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8656-15, 8659-15, 8662-15, 8665-15, 8668-15, and 8671-15 adopted March 5, 2015 annexing certain properties; and Notices of Public Hearings to be held May 7, 2015 regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8693-15 through 8701-15 annexing certain properties and amending the Land Use Plan and the Zoning Atlas.
See Item No. 169. Approval of Transportation Regional Incentive Program Agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation for Advanced Traffic Management System/Intelligent Transportation System Projects at: (Public Works)
See Item No. 16
10. Approval of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant application with the United States Department of Transportation for the Pinellas Trail loop (Public Works).
Real Estate Management
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS
Countywide Planning Authority
V. REGULAR AGENDA
Items Nos. 9 and 13 Item No. 10
16. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.
17. Other administrative matters.
18. Recommendation to reject a proposal for settlement in the case of Michele T. Jones, as parent and natural guardian for Neil T. Valk, a minor v. Pinellas County, Florida – Circuit Civil Case No. 13-009972-CI-15 – allegations of negligence resulting in personal injuries.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
City of St. Petersburg Request – South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Tax Increment Financing.
|a.||Commissioner Eggers||extended Happy Mother’s Day wishes.|
|b.||Commissioner Welch||echoed the comments of Commissioner Eggers.
thanked the members for their support of the South St. Petersburg CRA and the County Administrator, County Attorney, and staff for their hard work.
|c.||Commissioner Justice||presented clarifying information regarding a comment made earlier in the meeting under Citizens To Be Heard.|
|d.||Chairman Morroni||thanked Commissioners Justice and Eggers for covering two meetings while he was on vacation.|
ADJOURNMENT – 12:39 P.M.
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If the meeting has not concluded by 12:30 p.m., a recess will be taken from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., and the remainder of the meeting will continue at 1:00 p.m.
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 HEARING PROCEDURES
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.