Archived Agendas

Wednesday, February 18, 1998, 9:00 AM
County Center, 2nd Floor

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SPECIAL PRESENTATION SECTION.

APPROVE CHANGES TO THE AGENDA, AS REQUESTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OR BOARD MEMBERS.

REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS WITH QUESTIONS, BY COMMISSIONERS.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS WILL BE HEARD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONSENT AGENDA.

CONSENT AGENDA

I. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

I-A-1 Approve purchasing items and authorize execution of contracts if applicable.

a. Bid No. C-108-95 - Emergency Medical Services & Water Departments - Provision Of Collection Agency Services For Delinquent Accounts - Approve 2nd renewal of existing contract with Mid Am Recovery Services, Inc., for a one-year period beginning March 2, 1998, and ending March 1, 1999, in an annual amount not to exceed 13.5% of all funds collected, at the same terms and conditions as existing contract.

b. Bid No. C-120-96 - Health and Social Services - Approve renewal of existing contract with Florida Mortuary Services West, Inc., for Provision of Cremation Services for the Indigent Burial Program for a one-year period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, in an annual amount not to exceed $42,037 at the same terms and condi tions of existing contract. This includes a 1.6% escalation increase as provided for in the contract.

c. Bid No. C-148-96 - Real Estate/Facilities Management -Preventative Maintenance For County Center Carrier Centrifu gal Chillers - Approve renewal of existing contract with Tampa Bay Systems Sales, Inc., for a two-year period beginning April 5, 1998, and ending April 4, 2000, in an amount not to exceed $30,000, at the same terms and condi tions as existing contract.

d. RFQ No. C-294-96 - Head Start/Children's Services - Provi sion Of Dental Services For Head Start Children - Approve agreements with Dr. Ingrid Dooms in an amount not to exceed $4,000, Dr. Seldon T. Childers in an amount not to exceed $4,000, and Dental Services of America in an amount not to exceed $5,000 from the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed", and ending September 30, 1998. Individual contracts shall renew automatically for four one- year periods at the same terms and conditions, unless prior notice is given by either party at least fourteen days prior to their expiration.

e. Bid No. C-298-96 - Aging Services - Senior Citizens Nutri tion And Activity Program Meal Catering - Approve renewal of contract with G.A. Food Services of Pinellas County, Inc., for a one-year period beginning March 13, 1997, and ending March 12, 1998, in an annual amount not to exceed $1,282,876.08 at the same terms and conditions of existing contract. The contract contains two one-year renewal options, at the sole option of the County, as the same terms and conditions. This would utilize the first renewal option.

f. File No. C-470-97 - Fleet Management - Renewal Of Contract For Auction Services Of Surplus Vehicles And Equipment - Approve 1st renewal of contract with Tampa Machinery Auction, Inc., in a total compensation commission charge of ten percent for items selling for $10,000 or less. On items selling for more than $10,000 or less, the commission is 10% of the first $10,000 and 5% on the balance. This contract shall be for a one-year period from February 19, 1998, to February 18, 1999, at the same terms and conditions as existing contract.

g. Bid No. C-620-97 - Planning and Growth Management/ Development Services Division - Interactive Voice Response System - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Selectron, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $66,800, for a one-year period from the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed". Further, reject bids submitted by Frank Solutions, Inc., and Enhanced Systems, Inc., for reasons stated in Background.

h. Bid No. PC-621-97, CIP No. 64013 - Public Works - Sidewalk ADA Retrofit Program-FY 1998 - Reject all bids received for reasons indicated in Background.

i. Bid No. C-628-97 - Aging Services - Implementation And Operation Of A Twenty-Four Hour Personal Emergency Alert Response System - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, SecurityLink from Ameritech, at the unit prices per Bid Summary in an amount not to exceed $48,043.13 for a one-year period from the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed". This contract contains two one-year renewal options, at the sole option of the County, at the same terms and conditions.

j. Bid No. PC-100-98, CIP No. 70009 - Public Works - Old Seffner School Renovation - Phase II - Award base bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Islander Construction Services, in the amount of $266,609.

k. File No. P-117-98 - Fire Rescue - Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - Approve sole source purchase from TEN-8 Fire Equipment, Inc., Bradenton, at the unit prices per quotation in an amount of $43,479.18.

l. File No. C-148-98 - Community Improvement - Consumer Credit Counseling Service - Approve sole source and authorize Chairman to execute agreement with Consumer Credit Counsel ing Service of Central Florida, Inc., for first-time homeowner counseling and education services for a one-year period beginning January 8, 1998, and ending January 7, 1999, in an annual amount not to exceed $50,000. This agreement contains three one-year renewals at the sole option of the County, at the same terms and conditions.

m. Bid No. P-158-98 - Tax Collector - Publication Of Delinquent Tax List For 1997 Tax Year - Award bid to the sole bidder, The Tampa Tribune, The Tribune Company, Tampa, at the rate of 31 cents per square inch for all insertions of the publication of delinquent property tax lists. Bids are based on an estimate of 44,382 square inches of Real Property Tax List and an estimate of 13,287 square inches of Tangible Personal Property Tax Lists. The total award is $45,394.23. The Tax Collector will establish the publica tion contract, provide all direction for publication, and make all payments.

n. Bid No. P-160-98 - Water - Hydromatic Pump Parts For A Five- Year Period - Approve sole source purchase with Barney's Pumps Inc., of Lakeland, in the estimated not-to-exceed amount of $875,000.

o. File No. P-162-98 - Public Safety/Security Services Opera tions - X-Ray Scanner Equipment - Approve sole source purchase with EG&G Astrophysics, Bethesda, MD, in the amount of $28,967.05.

p. File No. P-170-98 - Public Works - Five Aluminum Box Culvert Drainage Structures - Approve sole source purchase with Contech Construction Products, Inc., Sarasota, in the amount of $61,250.

q. Bid NO. PC-611-97 - Public Works - Miller Road And SR 60 Intersection Improvements - Award bid to the low bidder, Southwest Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $371,786, which includes acceptance of Alternate No. 3 and waives the bid requirement for FDOT certification, as indicated in Background.

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Determine reasonable necessity to acquire fee simple road rights of way and a perpetual sidewalk easement for the public purpose of widening and construction improvements to Hoover Boulevard, from Hillsborough Avenue to Crenshaw Street; and adopt a resolution authorizing the acquisition of such property and property rights by eminent domain proceedings for such project; and authorize and direct the County Attorney's Office to acquire such property and property rights in the name of Hillsborough County and to fully compensate the interested parties as required by law.

b. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Meadowrun Animal Hospital, Inc., in the amount of $2,030 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue, between Bell Shoals and Lithia Pinecrest.

c. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Summit Properties partner ship, L.P., a Delaware Corporation, in the amount of $690 for right-of-way along Linebaugh Avenue, between Plantation Blvd. and Dale Mabry Hwy.

d. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from St. Andrews Ltd., a Limited Partnership, in the amount of $1,946 for right-of-way along Linebaugh Avenue, between Plantation Blvd. and Dale Mabry Hwy.

e. Approve and authorize execution of a License Agreement with the American Cancer Society, Greater Tampa Chapter, for use of the former Winn Dixie Store in the Interbay Plaza property. The License will be from February 23, 1998, to April 30, 1998. The property will be used for the Society's annual thrift sale. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the programs of the Society. The Society will provide liability insurance coverage of $1,000,000 and pay the cost of electricity.

f. Accept a Warranty Deed from Ruler Corporation, for donation of right-or-way for Canoga Park Drive and Rosemead Lane located within the Bloomingdale Subdivision.

g. Approve and authorize execution of a 3rd amendment agreement to lease with Massey Metals Company, Inc., pertaining to space rented by the Sheriff's Office at 2009 and 2101 N. 22nd Street. The subject lease amendment will terminate the portion of the leased premises located at 2009 N. 22nd Street, effective February 28, 1998. The result is a decrease in the monthly rent from $2,317.25 to $851.84.

h. Accept a Warranty Deed being submitted to the County for a portion of the right-of-way required for a Capital Improve ment Project located in Northwest Hillsborough County, known as Sheldon Road. Subject Deed for road right-of-way was purchased by Citrus Park Venture pursuant to the Capital Contribution Front Ending Agreement (CCFEA).

i. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute an easement agreement with Tampa Electric Company (TECO) for the purpose of servicing the Falkenburg Jail site.

j. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute a Quit Claim Deed for the return of a portion of Ranch Road right-of-way to Aileen C. and E. R. Amiero. Subject parcel is located along the west side of Ranch road, ½ mile south of Bloomingdale Avenue.

k. Approve conveyance of a water meter easement with rights of ingress/egress from Tromble and Company Midstate, Inc., for the purpose of providing service and maintenance to a Backflow Preventor/Water Meter Assembly. The subject property is located north of State Road No. 674 and just east of I-75.

I-A-3 Approve the following budget amendment resolutions.

a. Debt Management - Appropriate proceeds in the amount of $29,404,744 of the Fuel Tax Refunding Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 1998.

b. Management & Budget - Reappropriate $367,218 from funds set aside for reappropriation to provide funding for various outstanding prior year commitments. Funds are being reappropriated for a number of outside agency contracts from the Request For Application (RFA) process that were not completed in FY 97. (deferred from February 4 Meeting)

c. Management and Budget - Approve transfer of utility projects funded in the Community Investment Tax Fund in the amount of $10,339,690 to the Utility System Enterprise Fund to meet governmental accounting standards and financial reporting requirement. These projects were included in the approved FY98/03 CIP.

d. Economic Development - Appropriate $150,000 from M.S.T.U. Reserves for Contingency to provide funding for the Hillsborough County Employer's Impact Fee Program and the Florida Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program. Funds are provided by the Reserve for Contingency, Municipal Services Taxing Unit, (M.S.T.U.)

I-A-4 Receive report on balances in the Reserves for Contingency accounts for the General Fund, MSTU Fund, and Library Fund.

I-A-5 Approve transfer of the ownership of the Ice House, by means of a contribution, from the Self Insurance Internal Service Fund to the County's General Fixed Asset Account Group.

I-A-6 Appoint one person as trustee to the Board of the Cove at Bayport Special Dependent District.

I-A-7 Approve interlocal agreement providing $50,000 to the USF/ Innovation and Commercialization Program for direct business technical assistance to new and existing technology manufactur ing firms in Hillsborough County.

I-A-8 Approve Alliant Foodservice as a qualified applicant to the County's Employers Impact Fee Mitigation Program. In accordance with the rules of the Program, the County agrees to provide funding up to $70,000 to mitigate assessed development impact fees stipulating the creation of 70 quality new jobs with wages meeting or exceeding the County's annual average wage within 12 months of this development's completion (estimated to occur in June of 1998).

I-A-9 Authorize the Chairman to sign the Novation Agreement between Hillsborough County, Genasys II, Inc., and Camber Corporation to memorialize the transfer to Camber of Genasys' interests in its March 5, 1997, contract with the County concerning County File No. P-499-97 Software Maintenance and Support Agreement for Genasys Product No. 43400 for reasons stated in Background.

I-A-10 Authorize the Insurance and Claims Division to settle the claim of David Whetsell, in the amount of $12,000.

I-A-11 Receive February 1998 Status Report Grant Application In- Process.

I-A-12 Approve CitiCorp North American as a qualified applicant to the County's Employers Impact Fee Mitigation Program. In accordance with the rules of the Program, the County agrees to provide funding up to $100,000 to mitigate assessed development impact fees stipulating the creation of 1000 quality new jobs with wages meeting or exceeding the County's annual average wage within 24 months of this development's completion (estimated to occur in September of 1998).

I-A-13 Approve re-alignment of the FY 98 Budget of the Valrico Manor Special Dependent District.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

I-B-1 Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., to provide facility based respite/senior companion services to the Department of Aging Services Adult Day Care, Respite and facility based programs.

I-B-2 Approve contract with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., f/k/a West Central Golden Services, Inc., to provide 9,600 hours of respite and companionship to 30 clients of the Department of Aging Services Community Care for the Elderly Program for the period October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998.

I-B-3 Approve agreement with St. Leo College, Division of Professional Studies, to place college students in the Head Start Division for field practicum experience at no cost to the County.

I-B-4 Approve cooperative agreement with Gulf Coast Transportation, Inc., d/b/a United Cab Company, for provision of free emergency transportation of clients to and from the Department of Children's Services, Haven W. Poe Runaway Center, for the period of March 1, 1998, through February 28, 1999, with no additional County funds required.

I-B-5 Approve 1st modification with West Central Florida Area on Aging, Inc., for Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program to increase the contract from $41,729 to $42,603 for an increase of $874 to provide emergency home energy assistance for the elderly.

I-B-6 Approve 1st modification agreement to increase the annual contract cap of $25,000 for seven contractors (indicated in agenda backup) who currently participate in the Department's assisted living program. Five of the seven contractors provide assisted living services and two of the seven contractors provide room and board services. These increases will span the contract period of July 1, 1997, up to and including September 30, 1998, with no additional County funds required.

I-B-7 Approve 1st modification to sole source agreement with InterQual Inc., which funds the contract at $13,500 for another year from February 20, 1998, to February 19, 1999. InterQual provides universally recognized medical utilization review criteria that are used by the Department and the Hillsborough Health Care Plan provider hospitals. No additional funds are required as there are sufficient funds in the Department's budget.

I-B-8 Approve 1st modification to agreement with MMG Transportation, Inc., for coordination of Medicaid transportation for the period from December 18, 1997, through December 14, 1998. This 1st modification replaces the reimbursement rates (in agenda backup) with revised rates as directed by the Agency for Health Care Administration which funds this service.

I-B-9 Approve 2nd modification to agreement with Di's Imani, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing maximum amount payable for provision of Food/Food Bank/other Necessities from $65,895 to $76,105, of which $50,826 is Formula funding and $25,279 is Supplemental funding; and increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of Transportation services from $28,760 to $35,920, of which $29,234 is Formula funding and $6,686 is Supplemental funding for the period beginning October 15, 1997, and ending February 28, 1998, for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

I-B-10 Approve 4th modification to agreement with Hernando County Health Department, under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing maximum amount payable for provision of Primary Medical Care services from $70,014 to $76,102, and decreasing maximum amount payable for provision of Primary Medical CARE services specifi cally for HIV+ women, infants, and children, from $35,781 to $29,693 for the period beginning April 4, 1997, ending February 28, 1998, for HIV+ individuals in Pasco County, with no County funds required.

I-B-11 Approve 6th modification to agreement with Family Services Centers of Pinellas County, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing maximum amount payable for provision of mental health counseling/therapy services from $45,626 to $57,726 for the budget period beginning April 4, 1997, for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

I-B-12 Approve 7th modification to dental services agreement with Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc., which extends the contract beginning March 3, 1998, to September 30, 1998, and which sets the reimbursable amount not to exceed for the extension period at $230,000, and which revises the per- procedure reimbursement rate by incorporating the June 1997 Florida Medicaid Children and Adult Dental Fee Schedule. No additional County funds are required as there are sufficient funds in the Department's budget.

I-B-13 Approve 7th modification to agreement with People of Color AIDS Coalition, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing maximum amount payable for provision of food/food bank/other necessities from $59,652 to $69,862 for the period beginning December 4, 1996, and ending February 28, 1998, for provision of food/food bank/other necessities services for eligible HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

I-B-14 Approve agreement wit the Suncoast Health Council, Inc., and the Health Council of West Central Florida, Inc., doing business as The Health Councils, Inc., for provision of Ryan White Title II Consortium support services for the period from May 21, 1997, through March 31, 1999, in the amount of $130,743. This program is completely grant funded, and required no County funds.

I-B-15 Approve agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Community Affairs, effective upon execution by both parties or April 1, 1998, whichever is later, and ending March 31, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $698,598, to provide home energy assistance to low income households in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-16 Approve 4th modification to agreement with Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Mental Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Gulf Coast Community Care, under the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of food/food bank/other necessities from $49,834 to $29,414 for HIV+ individuals in Pasco and Hernando Counties: and transportation services from $17,160 to $10,000 for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, for the budget period beginning December 4, 1996, and ending February 28, 1998, with no County funds required.

I-B-17 Approve 5th modification to agreement with Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Mental Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Gulf Coast Community Care, under the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of mental health counsel ing/therapy services from $60,199 to $48,099 for the budget period beginning April 4, 1997, and ending February 28, 1998, for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

I-B-18 Approve the following budget amendment resolutions.

a. Health and Social Services - Realign $148,993 within the Ryan White Title II Grant to comply with the Florida Department of Health's revised state grant agreement.

b. Health and Social Services - Realign $40,677 within the Ryan White Title I Formula Grant to provide for a more accurate reflection of actual expenditures in the grant program.

I. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

I-C-1 Approve Change Order No. 2 (Final) to contract with Kearney Development Co., Inc., for miscellaneous construction of 4 Hillsborough County Parks, decreasing contract amount by $6,000, increasing contract time by 5 days and adjusting milestones as indicated in agenda backup.

I-C-2 Reappoint Mr. Dennis R. Long, to a one-year term as Hillsborough County Land Use Hearing Officer for Vested Rights and approve one-year contract, effective February 15, 1998, not to exceed $25,000 per year.

I-C-3 Approve closure of Fritzke Road, between Glen Harwell Road to Stafford Road, to begin February 18, 1998, and extend through February 18, 1999, to allow for demolition and construction of a new bridge over Interstate 4.

I-C-4 Receive report regarding acceleration of Stormwater Master Plan development.

I-C-5 Approve license agreement and agreement for sale of the Sun City Aqueduct with Florida Design Communities. The County agrees to pay FDC the maximum sum of $100,000 in FY 98, and additional $150,000 in FY 99 and the balance of $152,000 in FY 00.

I-C-6 Approve Cooperative Funding Agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District for Design and Construction of the Central Hillsborough Reuse System at Fish Hawk, which provides for a 50% ($600,000) reimbursement cost share.

I-C-7 Adopt initial assessment resolutions for Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessments Units (as provided in agenda backup) as the initial procedure in creating a Municipal Services Benefit Unit under Ordinance 96-7.

I-C-8 Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) to contract with Overstreet Paving Company for Countryway Blvd./TECO Phase II 20" Watermain, decreasing contract amount by $39,661.60, increasing contract time by 90 days and assessing liquidated damages in the amount of $4,480.

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

I-D-1 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit:

a. Approve interlocal agreement with the State Attorney's Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for purchase of equipment/technology to connect to the Court Administrator's video network and courtroom presentation equipment using $20,000 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance LLEBG Program, and $2,222 in required in-kind match provided by the State Attorney's Office, with no additional County funds required.

b. Office of Public Affairs - Approve budget amendment resolu tion to realign funds within the LLEBG Program to include $20,000 for the State Attorney's Office for the purchase of equipment/technology.

I-D-2 Approve interlocal agreement with the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court for purchase of outpatient drug treatment slots for Drug Court clients with DACCO at the current proposed unit cost per day per client, subject to review and approval of the unit cost by the County, using $183,200 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance LLEBG Program and $20,356 in required in-kind match provided to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Drug Court by DACCO, for a total of $203,556, with no additional County funds required.

I-D-3 Approve interlocal agreement with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) for the purchase of equipment/technology to support the capture and imaging of incident reports using $848,783 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance LLEBG Program and $94,309 in required in-kind match provided by the HCSO, with no additional County funds required.

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

I-E-1 a. Approve Settlement Agreement between Hillsborough County, the Lake Grady Road & Bridge District, and other parties to resolve the lawsuits styled Lake Grady Road and Bridge District v. Hillsborough County, Case #89-4736, and, Cudlipp, et al. v. Hillsborough County et al., Case #93- 7735, with no cash outlay from the County; and,

b. Approve a resolution authorizing conveyance of real property to the Lake Grady Road and Bridge District and authorization staff to process the necessary documents to effectuate this conveyance.

I-E-2 Accept and execute Satisfaction of Claim of Lien for items listed in agenda backup, for which payment has been made.

I. F. OTHER OFFICES

I. G. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

I-G-1 Receipt of Official Board Records:

a. List of "Lands Available for Taxes" in accordance with Florida Statutes.

b. Approval of remittance of $3,950.55 to the Clerk of Circuit Court for attached lists of folios on which no bids were received at the Tax Deed Sale of January 26, 1998.

c. Approval of remittance of $4,140.90 to the Clerk of Circuit Court for attached lists of folios on which no bids were received at the Tax Deed Sale of February 2, 1998.

d. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Alternate Source Fund reports for the months ended October 31, 1997, November 30, 1997; and December 31, 1997.

e. Notice of $18,754.75 from the Florida Department of Banking and Finance to Hillsborough County, representing distribu tion of proceeds from the sale of timber and lumber products located on U.S. Military bases in Hillsborough County.

f. Hillsborough County Tax Collector's Office budget amendment for the period of October 1, 1997 through September 30, 1998, submitted to the Department of Revenue in compliance with Section 195.087, Florida Statutes. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

g. Florida Local Government Investment Trust Financial State ments and Schedule for the years ended September 30, 1997 and 1996, with Report of Independent Auditors. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into official records)

h. West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority's Independent Audit Report of the Financial Records, in accordance with Florida Statutes 189, Section 11.45. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

i. Special Dependent Tax District Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1997. (To be filed in Board records upon receipt into the official records)

Country Place

Hunters Lake

Tarawood

j. Minutes of meetings of the following Community Development Districts. (Minutes to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

Arbor Green - December 3 and 10, 1997

Cheval West - December 15, 1997

Heritage Harbor - December 2, 1997

Heritage Isles - November 5, December 2, and land owners meeting of December 2, 1997

Tampa Palms Open Space and Transportation - Decem ber 16, 1997

I-G-2 Approve deletion of capital equipment items by various depart ments as indicated in agenda backup.

I-G-3 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of February 10 - February 16, 1998.

I-G-4 Minutes for approval:

Land Use January 13, 1998

Regular Meeting January 21, 1998

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

(Time Certain)

III-1 Approve annexation of street lighting service areas to the Hillsborough County Consolidated Street Lighting Special Purpose District (HCCSLSPD) and consider related street lighting items, contained in resolutions, for the 1998 Tax Year. (Advertised to be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

III-2 Consider adopting proposed ordinance, which adopts the most recent editions of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code and the NFPA Pamphlet 1. (To be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

IV. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

(Time Certain)

IV-1 Appearance by Don Barber, President, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Dick Dobkin, Chairman of the Chamber, to present an update on the Chamber's economic development activities. (To be heard at 2:30 p.m.)

IV-2. Appearance by representative of the Trinity Gospel Church, requesting donation of 1.5 acres of surplus land to the church to construct a community building. (To be heard at 2:45 p.m.)

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

V-A-1 Approve purchasing items and authorize execution of contracts if applicable.

a. RFQ No. C-597-97 - Purchasing - Request For Qualifications, Federal Lobbying Services - Approve selection of and authorize contract with Alcalde and Fay for a period of one year beginning with the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed" in the amount of $74,400 plus pre- approved expenses not to exceed $2,000 in accordance with Florida Statutes with two one-year unilateral options to renew at the same terms and conditions. The contract includes an escalation/de-escalation clause for each 12- month renewal period consistent with the Consumer Price Index; and approve the inclusion of a modification clause that reserves the right for the Purchasing Director to enter into modifications that increase or decrease the contract up to twenty-five percent of the amount of the contract.

V-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS: (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

a. Approve contract with U.S. Homes Corporation in the amount of $1,700,000 to acquire a 8.9 acre parcel of land required for the stormwater system associated with the Providence Road project. Also, authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance to complete the transaction. In addition, designate approximately 2 acres of the property not needed for stormwater purposes as the site for the Providence Road fire station project.

V-A-3 Amendment to Citrus Park Venture Project Agreement: (Deferred from February 4 meeting)

a. Approve 2nd amendment to the Capital Contribution Front Ending Agreement with the Citrus Park Venture, to recognize the following two changes: (1) Make the Capital Contribution Front Ending Agreement consistent with the Interlocal Agreement with Citrus Park Community Development District, as identified in the amendment to the Interlocal Agreement approved by the BOCC on March 13, 1997. That amendment broadened the scope of the roadway improvements to include the widening of Sheldon Road (Paglen Road to Gunn Highway) from 4 lanes to 6 lanes, and the widening of Paglen Road (Sheldon Road to Gunn Highway) from 2 lanes to 4 lanes; and (2) Increase the cost specified in the Capital Contribution Front Ending Agreement for the design and construction of the utility relocation from the 1990 cost estimate of $1.8 million to the current actual cost of $2.6 million.

b. Capital Program - Approve budget amendment resolution to amend the CIP and realign budgeted gas tax funds to fund the increase in the utility relocation costs.

V-A-4 Approve resolution and Board policy allowing County departments to accept credit cards, charge cards, and debt cards for payment of fees and charges for services under certain conditions.

V-A-5 Report on the Sheriff's District IV Project in the South County area. (To be heard at 1:45 p.m.) (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

V-B-1 Report regarding Hunger Task Force and recommendation for appointment of Task Force to study issue and report back to the BOCC. (Deferred from February 4 Meeting to be heard at 3:00 p.m.)

V-B-2 Approve Health & Social Services General & Financial Assistance Policy Manual (Attachment B) as revised to limit dependency upon public assistance by promoting self-sufficiency and perform more in line with the National Welfare Reform initiative, and approve rent and food allowances and the provision of a payment standard for utilities. (Continued from February 4 meeting, to be heard at 3:15 p.m.)

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Approve Memorandum of Agreement with FDOT for the Suncoast Corridor Trailhead and Trail Segment.

V-C-2 Rate Study Audit:

a. Approve 1st amendment to the Audit Services Agreement dated August 17, 1994, with Deloitte & Touche LLP, to (1) estab lish an audit scope pertaining to the 1997 rate-adjustment application filed by the Florida Water Services Corporation; and (2) establish an upset limit of $40,000 for performing that scope, and (3) increase the upset limit for compensa tion under the agreement by $40,000 to $290,000 for the current year and $1,240,000 overall.

b. Water - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate by super majority vote pursuant to BOCC policy 03.02.05.00, $13,000 from the Reserve for Contingency in the General Revenue Fund to fund expenditures related to the Florida Water rate-adjustment application.

V. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

V-D-1 Status report and appearance by Peter Alessandri regarding Citizen Audit Advisory Board Resolutions on the EPC Performance Audit. (Backup provided under separate cover)

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V-E-1 Accept the County Attorney's briefing on Advance Leasing litigation. (To be heard at 1:30 p.m.)

V. F. OTHER OFFICES

V. G. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

VI. COMMISSIONERS' SECTION

VI-1 Discussion by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve.

VI-2 Appointments to various boards and councils.

VI-3 Correspondence received by the Board.

VI-4 Discussion regarding Communication Tower Regulations. (Comm. Chillura) (Deferred from February 4 meeting) (To be heard in conjunction with VII-1 at 3:45 p.m.)

VI-5 Discussion regarding resolution which would expand the member ship on the Tampa Port Authority and Aviation Authority. (Comm. Chillura)

VI-6 Discussion regarding flooding/East Canal. (Comm. Berger) (To be heard at 3:30 p.m.)

VI-7 Discussion regarding proposed bill concerning citizen participa tion in Government. (Comm. Norman)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

VII-1 Report on communication towers on Hutchinson Road. (Deferred from February 4 Meeting, to be heard at 3:45 p.m.) (Relates to VI-4)

VII-2 Report on GIS. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

VII-3 Report on use of temporary services. (Continued from February 4 Meeting)

VII-4 Report regarding financing of Ice Palace.

NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, a closed executive session will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Boardroom/Back Conference Room to discuss Advanced Leasing and Nick Geraci cases litigation strategies.

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