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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Agenda

Regular Public Meeting July 21, 2015 2:02 P.M. Printable version

Item 13 Revised *(posted 7/16/2015 5:20 PM)

Item 22 Updated - FY2016 Proposed Budget *(posted 7/20/2015 9:16 AM)

Proposed Budget Presentation *(posted 7/21/2015 1:40 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 Pastor Bill Losasso from Pathways Community Church in Largo

Pledge of Allegiance


“Doing Things” Recognition to Bob Barter, Fleet Mechanic Supervisor, Real Estate Management

Government Finance Officers Association Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Award Presentation to the Office of Management and Budget


David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re water / constitutional undertaking
Lenore Faulkner, Madeira Beach, re Wounded Warrior Heroes Ranch - Pinellas
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas families
Heidi Herriott, Seminole, re Greater Pinellas County Fair


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 June 23, 2015.

2. Reports received for filing:

See Item No. 10
a. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-12 dated June 4, 2015 – Follow-Up Audit of Service and Maintenance Contracts for Parks and Conservation Resources.

b. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-13 dated June 18, 2015 – Audit of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Lease and Concession Agreement with Stellar Partners, Inc.

See Item No. 10
c. Division of Inspector General, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Report No. 2015-20 dated July 1, 2015 – Audit of Animal Services Operations and Internal Controls.

d. Dock Fee Report for the month of May 2015.

3. Vouchers and bills paid:

a. $110,359,162.58 from March 1 to April 4, 2015.
b. $89,142,787.33 from April 5 to May 9, 2015.
c. $99,992,931.44 from May 10 to June 13, 2015.

4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:

a. City of Clearwater Ordinances Nos. 8693-15, 8696-15, and 8699-15 adopted May 7, 2015, and Ordinances Nos. 8705-15, 8708-15, and 8711-15 adopted June 3, 2015, annexing certain properties.

b. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings held July 16, 2015, regarding the vacation of certain easements.

c. City of Clearwater Notices of Public Hearings regarding proposed Ordinances Nos. 8731-15 through 8742-15 annexing certain properties and amending the Land Use Plan and the Zoning Atlas; public hearings to be held August 6, 2015.

d. City of Seminole Ordinances Nos. 06-2015 through 08-2015 adopted April 28, 2015, voluntarily annexing certain properties.

e. City of Safety Harbor Notice of Public Hearing held July 20, 2015 concerning a major site plan modification to remove an access point to McMullen-Booth Road.

f. Eastlake Oaks Community Development District minutes of the meeting held February 12, 2015.


5. Receipt and file reports of:

a. Non-procurement items delegated to the County Administrator (County Administrator).

b. Procurement items delegated to the County Administrator for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 (Purchasing).

c. Administrative budget amendments from April 1 to June 30, 2015 (Management and Budget).

d. Law Enforcement Trust Fund from April 1 to June 30, 2015 (Management and Budget).

e. Sheriff’s Office grants received from April 1 to June 30, 2015 (Management and Budget).

6. Approval of a grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Fiscal Years (FY) 2015 and 2016 Veterans Treatment Court Program (Justice and Consumer Services).

7. Adoption of a resolution supplementing the FY 2015 General Fund Budget for unanticipated revenue (Management and Budget).

See Item No. 10
8. Approval of Transportation Incentive Grant Program applications with the Florida Department of Transportation for (Public Works):

a. Forest Lakes Boulevard pavement rehabilitation, Phase 2.

b. Park Street North and Tyrone Boulevard intersection improvements.


Countywide Planning Authority

9. Acceptance of a Countywide Plan Map adjustment for the City of Oldsmar.


Item Nos. 2a, 2c, and 8 Approved
10. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.



11. Approval of First Amendment to the agreement with Atkins North America, Inc. for airport improvement project consultant services for St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Phase 1.

12. Approval of First Amendment to the agreement with Avcon, Inc. for airport improvement project consultant services for St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Phase 2.

Other Departments

Approved Public Hearing to be held 08/04/15
13. Approval of authority to advertise a public hearing for a proposed ordinance amending Code Section 118-31 relating to Tourist Development Taxes (Convention and Visitors Bureau).

14. Adoption of a resolution approving B4121047858 as a qualified applicant for the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (Economic Development).

15. Approval of Change Order No. 1 with Westcare Gulfcoast-Florida, Inc., Curaparr Corporation d/b/a Center for Rational Living and Wayne A. Grosnick and Associates, P.A. d/b/a Solutions Behavorial Healthcare Consultants for Adult Drug Court Treatment Services (Justice and Consumer Services).

16. Approval to declare three County-owned properties in the City of Indian Rocks Beach surplus and authorize sale contingent upon a new valuation appraisal (Real Estate Management).

17. Approval of cancellation of contract with Buccaneer Landscape Management for material breach and Purchase Authorization Change Order No. 1 with NDL, LLC for landscape maintenance services (Utilities).

18. Other administrative matters.


19. Miscellaneous.


Business Technology Services

20. Approval of a purchase authorization with TW Telecom Holdings, Inc. for dedicated enterprise-wide internet access services.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority

21. Approval of appointments to the EMS Advisory Council.


22. County Administrator FY 2016 Proposed Budget.


23. Miscellaneous.

a. Commissioner Long related that the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council is in process of hiring a new Executive Director, and the Homeless Leadership Board is in search of a new Executive Director.

invited everyone to attend the American Manufacturing Skills Initiative open house on August 14.

related that Brian Auld, President of Tampa Bay Rays, will speak at Tiger Bay on Friday.
b. Commissioner Welch recognized the great work done on the budget.

announced that much of his District 7, South and Central St. Petersburg, is now reunited with Pinellas County in a Congressional District and commended the court system in this achievement.
c. Commissioner Justice thanked former County Commissioner Sally Parks for great presentation on Palm Harbor history during last week’s meeting of the Pinellas Historic Preservation Board.


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.

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6:02 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 end of this agenda for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.


24. Case CW 06-12 – City of Dunedin
Substantive Special Area Plan Change (SAP Change No. 3-2015) (Recommended to be withdrawn).

SECOND Public Hearing TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 4, 2015
25. Proposed ordinance to repeal and replace the Countywide Comprehensive Plan, providing for a new plan title and format; and providing for adoption of new plan components consisting of plan strategies, rules, and map series (first public hearing).


Planning and zoning applications heard by the Local Planning Agency

26. Q CU-12-6-15
Proposed resolution for a Conditional Use to allow temporary modular housing for fire station staff, a storage shed for gear, and a carport for parking fire trucks on approximately 2.44 acres located on the north side of 106th Avenue North, 448 feet east of Seminole Boulevard in the unincorporated area of Seminole.  Application of 106th Avenue Townhomes, LLC, c/o Mike Hendry through Fire Chief Heather Burford, City of Seminole, Representative (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

27. Q Z-14-6-15
Proposed resolution changing the Zoning classification from C-2, General Retail Commercial & Limited Services to C-3, Commercial, Wholesale, Warehousing & Industrial Support on approximately 0.5 acre located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Walsingham Road and 117th Street North in the unincorporated area of Largo (street address: 11695 Walsingham Road).  Application of Gustavo Lopez (Quasi-Judicial Hearing).

28. Q Z/LU-11-5-15
Proposed resolution and ordinance changing the Zoning classification and amending the Future Land Use Map of Pinellas County.  Change of zoning from A-E-W, Agricultural Estate Residential-Wellhead Protection Overlay to IL-W, Institutional Limited-Wellhead Protection Overlay (1.62 acres) and P/C-W, Preservation Conservation-Wellhead Protection Overlay (0.84 acre); a land use change from Residential Suburban to Institutional (1.62 acres) and Preservation (0.84 acre); and variances to allow an assisted living facility (ALF) approximately 506 feet away from an existing ALF where a distance of 1,200 feet is required and to allow one parking space per three beds where one parking space per bed is required on approximately 2.46 acres of land located at 721 East Lake Road in the unincorporated East Lake Tarpon area.  Application of United Asset Holdings Commercial, LLC through Todd Pressman, Pressman & Associates, Representative (Quasi-Judicial Hearing). 

29. Proposed ordinance establishing the Board of County Commissioners as the Community Redevelopment Agency to carry out redevelopment activities within the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (companion to item no.30).

30. Proposed resolution establishing the creation of a Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee; adopting by-laws for members, terms of office and operations (companion to item no.29) (Regular Agenda Item).

SECOND Public Hearing TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2015
31. Proposed ordinance amending portions of Chapters 138, Zoning, and Chapter 154, Site Development and Platting, of the Pinellas County Land Development Code (first public 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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