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

Public Meeting June 23, 2015 2:04 P.M. Printable version

Item 40 Supplement *(posted 6/19/2015 2:55 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 Reverend Sheila Griffin with Faith Covenant Church in St. Petersburg.

Pledge of Allegiance


Agenda Item No. 30, Area Agency on Aging Annual Report, presented at this time

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week Proclamation

Presentation of Award to Commissioner Long for completing the Certified County Commission Program


David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Almighty God/Nature’s God; Declaration of Independence.
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Praying it Forward – Father’s Day.
Lance Bates, St. Petersburg, re establishment of Lealman CRA.
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas County Government.
Robert Howell, Spring Hill, re Cross Bar Ranch (spoke for group).
Andrea Andersen, St. Petersburg, re Cross Bar Ranch.
Dana Gaydos, St. Petersburg, re MYIP – open to public review for 45 days.


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 meetings held May 19 and June 2, 2015.

2. Reports received for filing:

a. Reports of Expenses Incurred Under Incentives, Awards, and Recruitment Ordinance No. 07-26 for the quarters ended June 30, 2014, September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2014.

b. Pinellas County Quarterly Donation Listings of $500 or more for the periods ended September 30, 2014, December 31, 2014, and March 31, 2015.

c. Quarterly Investment Report for the period ended December 31, 2014.

See Item No. 13
d. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-09 dated May 28, 2015 – Follow-Up Audit of Pinellas County BCC Cellular Phone Stipend Program.

e. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-10 dated May 28, 2015 – Audit of Real Estate Management Warehouse Inventory Controls.

3. Vouchers and bills paid:

a. $14,537,228.91 from February 8, 2015 to February 14, 2015.

b. $12,110,336.24 from February 15, 2015 to February 21, 2015.

c. $41,526,409.66 from February 22, 2015 to February 28, 2015.

4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. City of Dunedin Notice of Public Hearing regarding annexation of certain property to be repeated on July 30, 2015, for administrative reasons.

b. Town of Kenneth City Notice of Public Hearings to be held July 8, 2015, regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 2015-636 through 2015-638 voluntarily annexing certain property.

c. Transmittal by the City of St. Petersburg of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Plan and Resolution by the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency recommending its approval by the St. Petersburg City Council; public hearing held May 21, 2015.

d. Letter from District 6 Medical Examiner Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D. to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Medical Examiners Commission regarding  Richard Sorensen Survey Correspondence.



5. Adoption of a resolution and approval of Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 1 with the Florida Department of Transportation for design, development and construction of a remote parking lot and electronic billboard sign.

6. Approval of a grant application with the Federal Aviation Administration for design, construction and construction phase services for terminal apron hardstand expansion Phase 2 (companion to item no. 7).

7. Approval of an award of bid to GLF Construction Corporation for terminal apron hardstand expansion, Phase 2 (companion to item no. 6).

County Administrator

See Item No. 13
8. Approval of the WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas Program Year 2015-2016 budget.

9. Receipt and file report of non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator.

Other Departments

10. Approval of an award of bid to South Florida Timber Company, Inc. for sale of surplus pine timber at Cross Bar / Al Bar Ranch (Engineering and Technical Support).

See Item No. 13
11. Approval of an award of bid to Econolite Control Products, Inc. and Daktronics, Inc. for Intelligent Transportation System traffic equipment (Public Works).

12. Approval of an award of bid to Air Mechanical and Services Corporation for chilled water air handling unit replacement at 324 Fort Harrison Avenue (Real Estate Management).

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Items Nos. 2d, 8, and 11 Approved
13. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.



14. Approval of consent to platting of lands and partial release of mortgage with HTG Pinellas 2, LLC for the Whispering Palms Apartments project.

15. Adoption of resolutions approving ad valorem property tax exemptions for three historic properties located in the City of St. Petersburg.

Approved Public Hearing to be held 07/21/15 and 08/18/15
16. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for a proposed ordinance amending portions of Chapters 138, Zoning, and 154, Site Development and Platting, of the Pinellas County Land Development Code.

Approved Public Hearing to be held 07/21/15
17. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing to appoint the Board of County Commissioners as the Community Redevelopment Agency for the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area.

Real Estate Management

18. Approval of a lease agreement with Omni Business Center, LLC for the Sheriff’s Office.

19. Approval of the Second Amendment to the agreement with Creative Contractors, Inc. for professional design build services for the Bayside Health Clinic, Phases 1 and 2.

Other Departments

20. Adoption of a resolution revising parking fees for use of public parking lots at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (Airport).

21. Approval of an agreement with the Sixth Judicial Circuit for the Drug Court Expansion Program (Justice and Consumer Services).

22. Adoption of a preliminary surface water rate resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Surface Water Service Assessment (Public Works).

23. Other administrative matters:

a. County Administrator Business Technology Services Board Membership.
Discussion and direction provided. 

b. Request for negotiation – Toytown.
Discussion and direction provided. 

Intergovernmental Liaison Mary Scott Hardwick indicated that Governor Rick Scott had signed the State Budget this morning, and discussed items vetoed.


24. 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 versus Pinellas County, Florida - Circuit Civil Case No. 13-009972-CI-15 - allegations of negligence resulting in personal injury.

25. Miscellaneous.


Business Technology Services

26. Approval of a non-competitive contract with Tyler Technologies, Inc. for enhancement of the Justice Consolidated Case Management System.

27. Approval of a purchase authorization with SHI International Corporation for an Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft licenses.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

28. Approval of appointments to the EMS Advisory Council.

29. Approval of appointments to the EMS Medical Control Board.


Item heard under Presentations and Awards
30. Area Agency on Aging Annual Report.

31. Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast (RESTORE) Act Progress Update.


32. Approval of an appointment to the Board of Adjustment.

33. Approval of re-appointments to the WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors.

34. Approval of appointments and re-appointments to the Economic Development Council.

35. Selection and approval of Charter Review Commission appointments.

36. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Long toured the Pinellas County Jail and Healthcare Facility.
b. Commissioner Eggers visited the Sutherland Bayou Boat Ramp. toured the Waste-To-Energy Plant. discussed the recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, and how the state is moving forward. wished citizens a happy Fourth of July.
c. Commissioner Welch congratulated Commissioner Long on her completion of the Certified County Commission Program.

reflected on the Charleston tragedy and the positive ways Pinellas County is trying to provide opportunity, equity, and fairness to all its residents.
d. Commissioner Seel discussed the forgiveness offered by the victims’ families following the Charleston tragedy.
e. Commissioner Justice attended the opening day celebration of the Courtney Campbell Trail completion with Commissioner Seel and Mr. Woodard.

requested guidance re Commissioners communicating with members of the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission.
f. Chairman Morroni expressed his condolences on the passing of Ms. Harris’ mother.

related that the Tourist Development Council passed the Medical Tourism request for $75,000.00, voted to increase the Bed Tax to six percent, and discussed a recommendation by the members.

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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.

6:04 P.M.


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.


37. Authorization of issuance of not to exceed $13,000,000 Sumter County, Florida Industrial Development Private Activity Bonds, Series 2015 on behalf of Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc.:

a. Proposed resolution authorizing Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) approval (companion to item no. 37b.).

b. Proposed resolution of the Pinellas County Industrial Development Authority, d/b/a/ the Pinellas County Economic Development Authority and approval of an Interlocal Agreement with Sumter County (companion to item no. 37a.) (Regular Agenda Item).

38. Proposed ordinance amending Section 166-57 of the Land Development Code providing for an additional revenue source for the Tree Bank Fund from ecologically beneficial tree thinning.

39. Petition of Fannie Mae and Kristine Potvin to vacate a portion of a drainage and utility easement along the north side of Lot 139 in the Hillcrest Manor Fourth Addition Subdivision (Quasi-Judicial hearing).

40. Proposed resolution authorizing submission of the Pinellas County Consortium’s FYs 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, including the FY 2015-2016 Action Plan.

41. Proposed ordinance approving creation of a Redevelopment Trust Fund by the City of St. Petersburg for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area.

42. Proposed resolution making a legislative finding that conditions of blight exist in the Lealman Study Area; establishing the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area; declaring a need for a Community Redevelopment Agency; providing authorization to proceed with the preparation of the Lealman Redevelopment Plan; and directing the creation of a Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee.

43. Case Q DA-10-5-15 - Proposed resolution for reinstatement of an expired Development Agreement on approximately 2.12 acres on the east side of Belcher Road, 142 feet north of Perth Street.  Application of Z & N, LLC through Katie E. Cole, Esq., Hill Ward Henderson, Attorneys at Law and Todd Pressman, Pressman & Associates, Representatives (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).



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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