Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Regular Public Meeting
|Public Meeting||September 10, 2015||2:03 P.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 Kathy Taylor from Green's Chapel AME Church in Largo
Pledge of Allegiance
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
Certificate of Appreciation to Representative Chris Sprowls
Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance Proclamation
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Presentation to Purchasing Department
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
David Ballard Geddis, Jr., Palm Harbor, re Congress as a ship of war, capturing water article/Sections 8 & 10
Greg Pound, Largo, re Pinellas County government
Father Bob Swick, Dunedin, re Florida Veterans Memorial Plaza
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
2. Reports received for filing:
a. $14,699,455.65 from July 12 to July 18, 2015.
b. $10,570,302.46 from July 19 to July 25, 2015.
c. $47,219,170.04 from July 26 to August 1, 2015.
4. Miscellaneous items received for filing:
a. Affidavit of Publication of Legal Notice published in the Business Observer regarding Notice of Forfeiture of Unclaimed Money pursuant to Section 116.21, Florida Statutes (Circuit/County Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit – Criminal Division).
8. Approval of a Local Agency Program agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for the Hercules Avenue/Greenbriar Boulevard Sidewalk Project from Sunset Point Road to Belcher Road (Engineering and Technical Support).
Item Nos. 6 and 9
12. Items for discussion from the Consent Agenda.
Engineering and Technical Support
19. Approval of provider agreements with BayCare Health System, Inc., Bayfront HMA Medical Center, LLC, and Tarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital North Pinellas for clients of the Pinellas County Health Program and Mobile Medical Unit.
Justice and Consumer Services
Parks and Conservation Resources
28. Adoption of a resolution requesting inclusion of beach erosion control projects in the Florida Beach Management Funding Assistance Program FY 2016 - 2017 long-range budget plan with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Public Works).
29. Approval of ranking of firms and contracts with Iron Planet, Inc. d/b/a GovPlanet, LLC, Manheim Remarketing, Inc., d/b/a Manheim Tampa, and Tampa Machinery Auction, Inc. for auction services for vehicles and related equipment (Real Estate Management).
30. Other administrative matters.
31. Recommendation to reject proposal for settlement in the case of The Richman Group of Florida, Inc. v. Pinellas County – Circuit Civil Case No. 14-005608-CI-15 – Allegations of violation of equal protection and substantive due process rights.
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND COUNCILS
Economic Development Authority
33. Approval of Declarations of Restrictive Covenants for the Wastewater Treatment Neutralization Area, Building 100 and the Northeast Site within the Young-Rainey STAR Center (STAR Center), and a memorandum of agreement with the United States Department of Energy for continuing operations at the STAR Center.
Health Facilities Authority
35. Recommendation to adopt a resolution to postpone applying for tax deeds on 2013 County-held tax certificates for properties assessed by the Property Appraiser on the most recent assessment roll at values less than $5,000, pursuant to §197.50(3), Florida Statutes (2015).
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
|a.||Commissioner Gerard||thanked Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for offering its Citizens Academy.|
|b.||Commissioner Justice||announced that USF St. Petersburg is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a Community Block Party on September 12.
suggested holding a workshop re spring training and bed tax capital projects later in the year, and the members concurred.
|c.||Commissioner Welch||indicated that the Business Technology Services (BTS) Board has made a change to its Interlocal Agreement with regard to Board membership.|
|d.||Commissioner Eggers||announced that Curlew Hills is hosting a 9/11 memorial ceremony on September 11.|
|e.||Commissioner Long||discussed the homeless symposium held last week; announced that the Homeless Leadership Board (HLB) will meet on September 11 and that the Juvenile Welfare Board is assisting the HLB in its search for an executive director.
provided update on Charter Review Commission, noting that a facilitator and an attorney have been retained; discussed Florida Association of Counties presentation re Constitutional Revision Commission.
indicated that an AMSkills delegation is going to Germany in November to recruit German companies interested in relocating their headquarters to Pinellas County.
noted that the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council executive director interview process begins next week and the County's Human Resources Department will assist.
|f.||Chairman Morroni|| requested that Commissioner Justice be appointed to serve as his designee for the December 10 BTS Board meeting. Commissioner Eggers moved, seconded by Commissioner Welch and carried, that the appointment be approved –
discussed Penny for Pinellas; Board authorized Chairman to write a letter to the Supervisor of Elections setting November 7, 2017 as the next referendum date.
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 PM. The remainder of the afternoon agenda will resume at 6:00 PM, followed by 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 end of the agenda for more details on guidelines for time limitations and opportunities to speak.
42. Proposed Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) resolution authorizing TEFRA approval of issuance of not-to-exceed $3,600,000 Pinellas County Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015, on behalf of Saint Paul's School, Inc. Project.
ADJOURNMENT – 8:16 P.M.
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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 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.