Archived Agendas

Wednesday, March 4, 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.

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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. File No. C-152-95 - Library Services - Service Agreement - Approve renewal of existing sole source agreement with Dynix, Inc., for a one-year period beginning March 16, 1998, and ending March 15, 1999, in an annual amount not to exceed $139,874.68, which includes a 5% increase as provided for in the terms and conditions of the existing contract, and also includes the cost of items that have dropped off the warranty period.

b. File No. P-112-96 - Fleet Management - Purchase Of Caterpillar Parts And Labor - Approve renewal of existing sole source agreement with Ringhaver Equipment Company, Tampa, for a one-year period beginning April 1, 1998, and ending March 31, 1999, in an estimated annual amount not to exceed $80,000, at the same terms and conditions, as modified.

c. Bid No. P-174-96 - Health and Social Services - Purchase Agreement For Caskets - Approve renewal of agreement with Pinellas Casket Clearwater, with the same terms and conditions, in the estimated amount not to exceed $34,420. This renewal is for the period beginning March 20, 1998, and ending March 19, 1999.

d. Bid No. C-409-97 - Information & Technology Services - Repair, Upgrade And Installation Services For Computer Workstations and Peripherals - Approve 1st renewal of contract with Entex Information Services, Inc., for a one-year period beginning April 4, 1998, and ending April 3, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $125,300 at the same terms and conditions as existing contract, with Unilateral Change Order No. 1, increased not-to-exceed amount by $21,000 for current contract period.

e. Bid No. P-455-97 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Division - Purchase Agreement For Bituminous Materials - Approve renewal with the same terms and conditions with Delta Paving Company, Thonotosassa, for Section A, Items three, four, five and six in the estimated amount of $219,575 and Couch Construction, L.P., Lutz, for Items one and two, in the estimated amount $244,925. Total estimated award amount is $464,500. This renewal is for the period beginning March 5, 1998, and ending March 4, 1999.

f. Bid No. C-111-98 - Health & Social Services - Provision Of Twenty-Four Hour Telephone Triage Services For Eligible Indigent Residents Of Hillsborough County - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Physician's Managed Services at the unit prices per Bid Summary in an amount not to exceed $330,000 for a two-year period from the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed". This contract contains two additional one-year renewal periods at the sole option of the County in an amount not to exceed $156,750 per renewal period.

g. Bid No. PC-114-98 - Parks and Recreation - Term Contract For Installation Of Wood Bollards And Wood Gate Openings At Various County Parks - Award bid to low bidder meeting specifications, McConnie Enterprises, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $215,255.

h Bid No. PC-116-98 - Parks and Recreation - South Mobley Road District Park Site Demolition - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Carl Hankins, Inc., in the amount of $73,050.

i. Bid No. C-122-98 - Children's Services/Head Start Division - Child Care Food Program - Award bid to the sole responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, G.A. Food Service, Inc., at the unit prices per Bid Summary, in a total not to exceed amount of $550,480.20, for the period commencing from the County's "Notice to Proceed", and ending one-year thereafter. This contract contains two one-year renewal options, at the sole option of the County, at the same terms and conditions.

j. Bid No. C-136-98 - Solid Waste - Transportation Of Leachate/Leachate Effluent From Southeast County Landfill - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, J & J Baker Enterprises, in an amount not to exceed $366,762.24 at the unit price per Bid Summary, for a two-year period from the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed". The contract provides for one, two-year renewal at the sole option of the County, at the same terms and conditions. This contract includes an escalation/de-escalation clause for each 12-month period consistent with the Consumer Price Index.

k. Bid No. P-137-98 - Fire Rescue - Purchase Of One Mobile Wheel Lift System - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, High Gear Sales Inc., Apollo Beach, in the amount of $28,245.

l. Bid No. P-143-98 - Real Estate/Facilities Management Division - Purchase Of Four Mobile Ramps - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, Brungart Equipment Co. Inc., Tampa, in the amount of $33,000.

m. File No. P-166-98 - State Attorney's Office/Victim Assistance Program - Purchase Of An Automated Victim Notification System - 1) Approve sole source with Interactive Systems, LLC, Louisville, KY for a twelve-month period in the amount of $59,457 for out-bound services. 2) Authorize staff to exercise renewal provisions for up to two additional one-year periods in an amount not to exceed $72,492 per year for in-bound and out-bound services, if renewal of contract is determined to be in the best interest of the State's Attorney's Office.

n. File No. C-185-98 - Purchasing - Auction Services For Hillsborough County - Award file to 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 the commission is 10% of the first $10,000 and 5% on the balance. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council cooperative procurement, in accordance with Laws of Florida, Chapters 69-1112 and 69-1119. The contract term shall be from the effective date of County's "Notice to Proceed", and ending December 11, 1998. This contract contains two one-year renewal periods and could be renewed by mutual agreement, at the same terms and conditions. Further, authorize the Purchasing Director to exercise the renewal options.

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Approve and authorize execution of a License Agreement with BellSouth Mobility, Inc., for installation of Cell phone antenna on County Courthouse Annex North Tower. The annual license for the 6 antenna will be $12,000 per annum payable monthly. This agreement is for five years, with four five-year options to renew. The rent will increase 20% at the beginning of each renewal term.

b. Approve License Agreement with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., for use of 134.33 square feet of office space in the Plant City Neighborhood Service Center. The agreement covers the seven month period from December 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, and automatically renews for an additional twelve-months, unless terminated by either party. The agreement requires the Licensee to pay $160.86 per month to cover the County's expenses attributable to this space.

c. Approve conveyance of drainage easement from Camden Subsidiary, Inc. This easement is located within the Calibre Chase Apartment Complex, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Avenue, west of Eisenhower Boulevard, and east of Hanley Road.

d. Approve resolution naming the drainage pond dedicated by the recorded plats of Sun City Center Unit 52 and Sun City Center Unit 251 as Lake Wedgewood.

e. Accept drainage easement by donation from James Falkner for the Sumner Road drainage improvement project, and further authorize the processing of instruments for same.

f. Authorize the Chairman to execute a revised 1st amendment to interlocal agreement with the Hillsborough County School Board, in conjunction with the ELAP Program, that replaces the agreement originally approved by the Board on January 7, 1998, and authorize staff to proceed in accordance with this amended agreement.

g. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Sharon K. and Robert L. Lanham, in the amount of $28,700 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue, between Bell Shoals and Lithia Pinecrest.

h. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Sharon K. and Robert L. Lanham, in the amount of $39,500 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue, between Bell Shoals and Lithia Pinecrest.

i. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Sultenfuss LTD Family Limited Partnership, in the amount of $35,000 for a temporary easement on and across property between Pemberton/Baker Creek and Kingsway Avenue.

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

a. Environmental Protection Commission - Realign existing residual budget funds in the amount of $5,919 in the Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning CFC Recycling Grant, with no General funds required.

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 Receive report regarding financial management.

I-A-6 Approve American Commercial Truck, Inc., as a qualified applicant to the County's Employers Impact Fee Mitigation Program and Employer's Water & Wastewater Capacity Fee Mitigation Program. In accordance with the rules of the Programs, the County agrees to provide funding up to $36,150 to mitigate assessed development impact fees and water & wastewater capacity fees stipulating the creation of 30 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 October of 1998).

I-A-7 Approve Lazy Days RV Center, Inc., 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 $85,000 to mitigate assessed development impact fees stipulating the creation of 85 quality new jobs with wages meeting or exceeding the County's annual average wage within 12 months of each development's completion.

I-A-8 Approve Lazy Days RV Center, Inc., 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 $245,000 to mitigate assessed development impact fees stipulating the creation of 245 quality new jobs with wages meeting or exceeding the County's annual average wage within 12 months of each development's completion.

I-A-9 Approve FY 98 agreement to fund $290,000 for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to provide economic development services as specified in the agreement; and, an additional $20,000 designated to pay for Hillsborough County's membership contribution to the Tampa Bay Partnership.

I-A-10 Authorize the Chairman to sign the Novation Agreement between Hillsborough County, Unison Software Inc., and Tivoli Systems Inc., a subsidiary of IBM to memorialize the transfer to Tivoli of Unison's interests in its April 5, 1997, contract and subsequent maintenance with the County concerning County File No. C-189-95 entitled "Sole Source Purchase of Database Software" for reasons stated in Background.

I-A-11 Receive report regarding Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., funding request.

I-A-12 Defer until March 18 BOCC meeting, guidelines on the use of Phosphate Severance Tax revenue in accordance with audit findings.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

I-B-1 Approve 2nd amendment to the 1997-98 Medicaid Waiver Memorandum of Agreement with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging which increases the Hillsborough County 1997-98 Assisted Living Waiver Program Spending Authority by $30,000 for a new total of $363,057. The total 1997-98 spending authority is $2,263,019 which covers services provided by Hillsborough County and outside vendors, with no County funds required.

I-B-2 Approve agreement with Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., for provision of client legal advocacy services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $27,797, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-3 Approve agreement with AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc., d/b/a AIDS Coalition Pinellas, for provision of case management services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $67,864, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-4 Approve agreement with EMPACT Resource Service Center, Inc., for provision of case management services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $35,615, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-5 Approve agreement with Family Enrichment Center, Inc., for provision of respite care services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $98,088, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-6 Approve agreement with The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc., for provision of housing for the terminally ill in the amount of $19,065, and mental health counseling services in the amount of $43,670, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $67,864, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-7 Approve agreement with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., d/b/a Tampa General Healthcare, for provision of primary medical care services in the amount of $250,999, to HIV+ individuals Hillsborough County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-8 Approve agreement with Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., for provision of housing services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $39,786, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-9 Approve agreement with United Cerebral Palsy, Inc., for provision of respite care services in the amount of $50,000, to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-10 Approve agreement with Florida Department of Health, Hernando County Health Department, for provision of primary care for women, infants, and children in the amount of $34,687, primary care in the amount of $71,968, to HIV+ individuals in Hernando County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-11 Approve contract with the Florida Department of Health, accepting $1,674,837 for administration of the Ryan White Title II program for people with AIDS, for the period of April 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-12 Approve agreement with Gulfcoast Jewish Family and Mental Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Gulfcoast Community Care, for provision of case management services in the amount of $34,625, mental health services in the amount of $11,505, food services in the amount of $17,653, transportation services in the amount of $34,855, and housing services in the amount of $9,766, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pasco and Hernando Counties, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-13 Approve agreement with Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health Department, for provision of nutrition services in the amount of $17,808, dental services in the amount of $50,000, with dental and nutrition services for eligible individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties; medications in the amount of $168,733, mental health in the amount of $24,867, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Hillsborough County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with not County funds required.

I-B-14 Approve agreement with The University of South Florida, for provision of primary medical care to HIV+ women, infants and children in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $149,111, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-15 Approve agreement with Operation PAR, Inc., for provision of mental health counseling services in the amount of $79,870, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-16 Approve agreement with Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bay Pines, for provision of primary medical care services in the amount of $109,692, to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-17 Approve agreement with St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc., for provision of primary medical care services in the amount of $135,458, to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando Counties, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-18 Approve agreement with Di's Imani, Inc., for provision of transportation services to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $35,862, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-19 Approve 1st modification to interim agreement with American Preferred Prescriptions, Inc., (APP) under the Title II Ryan White CARE Act, State General Revenue and Housing Opportunities with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for provision of medications and supplies to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Highlands and Hardee Counties, which extends the contract form the budget period beginning April 1, 1998, and ending August 11, 1998, in the amount of $377,000, with no County funds required.

I-B-20 Approve agreement with Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., for provision of case management services in the amount of $80,604, mental health in the amount of $128,979, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Hillsborough County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-21 Approve agreement with People of Color AIDS Coalition, Inc., for provision of food/food bank services in the amount of $108,639, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Pinellas County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-22 Approve agreement with Department of Health, Pinellas County Health Department, for provision of primary medical care services in the amount of $44,205, medications in the amount of $212,563, to HIV+ individuals and their family members in Hillsborough County, for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-23 Workshop Speaker Fee:

a. Approve contract with the Children's Board of Hillsborough County for the period of January 1, 1998, to March 31, 1998, for reimbursement of $1,000 for workshop speaker fee.

b. Health & Social Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate contract funds totaling $1,000 for Child Care Licensing, with no County funds required.

I-B-24 Approve Assignment and Novation Agreement with Sable Transportation Corporation and P Thomas Incorporated, d/b/a National Medivans. This agreement assigns the contract to National Medivans, releases Sable Transportation Corp. from its contract with the County and replaces Sable Transportation Corp. with P Thomas Inc., d/b/a National Medivans for the term of this contract, including any renewal period(s).

I. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

I-C-1 Approve the following budget amendment resolutions.

a. Parks & Recreation - Accept and appropriate $39,319 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to the Parks and Recreation Department for landscaping of U. S. Highway 301 medians between Gibsonton Drive and Bloomingdale Avenue.

b. Water - Realign $2,154,893 in the Utility System Outside Source Fund and $5,599,999 in the Utility Project Bonds Construction Account to adjust, respectively, the current budgets for the Falkenburg/Valrico WWTP interconnect link and the carry forward fund balance.

c. Water - Realign $2,868,905 between the two reserve accounts in the Utility System Capacity Fees General Operating Fund. No appropriation of funds is necessary by this realignment.

I-C-2 FY 98 and Section 8 Rental Assistance:

a. Approve amended annual contributions contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Section 8 Certificate and Voucher programs. This amended ACC provides funding for replacement of increment numbers. Expiration date shall be March 31, 1999.

b. Community Improvement - Approve budget amendment resolution to realign $1,514,898 to bring current budget in line with new contract requirements.

I-C-3 Approve resolution assessing a lien in the amount of $1,775 against property located at 10258 Joe Ebert Road, Seffner, for cost incurred by the County for demolition and removal of one mobile home and removal of trash, junk and debris.

I-C-4 Approve resolution assessing a lien in the amount of $2,875 against property located at 3155 Dover Road, Dover, for cost incurred by the County for demolition and removal of one two story structure and removal of trash, junk and debris.

I-C-5 Approve agreement with Freightliner Corporation for provision of Self-Performed Warranty Service on Ambulance chassis whereby the majority of warranty repairs will be performed in the Fire Rescue shop, by Fire Rescue employees and Freightliner will reimburse Fire Rescue. (Deferred from January 21 meeting)

I-C-6 Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) to contract with Precise Construction, for improvements of four neighborhood parks, decreasing contract amount by $49,816.44, increasing contract time by 147 days and adjusting milestones as indicated.

I-C-7 Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) to contract with Apollo Construction and Engineering, for the Apparatus Bay Exhaust Gas Ventilation System project, at Fire Stations 1, 6, 14, and 21, increasing contract amount by $5,963 as indicated in Background.

I-C-8 Approve Change Order No. 1 to contract with Cornerstone Businesses, L.C. for construction of the 21st Street and SR 674 signalization project, decreasing contract amount by $9,196.60. This includes a credit back to the County of unused allowance money ($8,944) and time (49 days), and no change in contract time.

I-C-9 Approve closure of Thonotosassa Road between Kingsway Road and McIntosh Road beginning October 1, 1998, and extending through June 1, 1999, to allow for demolition and construction of a new bridge over Baker Creek.

I-C-10 Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) to contract with Wharton-Smith, Inc., for Northwest Regional Recovered Water Facility Tank and Pumps, decreasing contract amount by $156,638.98, increasing contract time by 157 days and adjusting milestones as indicated.

I-C-11 Work-Study Internship Program:

a. Approve a BOCC policy to allow the Water Department to hire and compensate college students to assist in water conservation efforts of the County.

b. Water - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $5,000 for compensation of student work-study interns from the M.S.T.U. fund's Water Conservation Trust Fund Reserve.

I-C-12 Approve 1st modification to contract with Systems and Software Incorporated for an Information System Suite for Water Department, which decreases the total contract amount by $13,682 from $3,725,789 to $3,712,107 for the period commencing with the County's "Notice to Proceed" on January 28, 1998, provides for substitution of hardware platform, and eliminates the personnel tracking requirement.

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

I-D-1 Public Art Plan:

a. Approve Public Art Plan developed by the Public Art Committee in accordance with Ordinance 89-32 as amended by Ordinance 94-3 that includes $275,599 in budgeted County funds that are in the Public Art Fund.

b. Public Affairs/Communications - Approve budget amendment resolution appropriating and realigning funds to bring budgets in line with the Plan.

I-D-2 Accept a grant adjustment notice received from the U.S. Department of Justice modifying the FY 97 Weed & Seed Grant by adjusting budget categories and extending the Grant expiration date from September 30, 1998, to March 31, 1999, at no additional cost to the County.

I-D-3 Approve contract agreements with Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., in the amount of $15,000; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., in the amount of $17,500; and Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Inc., in the amount of $22,500, in budgeted U. S. Department of Justice Weed & Seed Grant funds. These contracts would provide specialized social services to eligible residents in the USF Weed & Seed target area for the period of January 1, 1998, through September 31, 1998.

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

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 $2,927.61 to the Clerk of Circuit Court for attached list of folios on which no bids were received at the Tax Deed Sale of February 9, 1998.

c. MOSI Financial Statements for the month of January, 1998. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

d. Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Investment Information as of January 31, 1998. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

e. Approve budget amendment to appropriate post-audit adjustments for FY 97 as determined by the County outside Auditors and Finance Department and adjust actual account balances in the current FY 98 budget which were impacted by the post audit FY97 adjustments that were posted as FY 97 transactions.

f. Brandon Groves Special Dependent Tax District's Financial Statements and Independent Auditors' Reports for fiscal year ended September 30, 1997. (To be filed in Board records upon receipt into the official records)

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

Cheval West - August 18, 1997, September 22, 1997 and December 15, 1997.

Tampa Palms - January 14, 1998

Westchase - December 2, 1997

I-G-2 Satisfaction and Release of Claims covering payment of costs for guardianship cases as listed in agenda backup.

I-G-3 Approve deletion of capital equipment items by various departments as indicated in agenda backup.

I-G-4 Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $3,360 in contributions received from various businesses and individuals for the purpose of reimbursing Mr. Ralph Hughes, Chairman, FECP Corp., for his initial contribution to the Tax Watch study.

I-G-5 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of February 24 - March 2, 1998.

I-G-6 Minutes for approval:

Land Use January 27, 1998

Goal Setting Session January 28, 1998

Regular Meeting February 4, 1998

Land Use February 10, 1998

Workshop/Impact Fee Task Force February 11, 1998

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

(Time Certain)

III-1 Acquisition of the Bahia Beach wastewater utility franchise. (Advertised to be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

a. Receive the Water Department's proposal to purchase the Bahia Beach wastewater utility system.

b. Authorize staff to tender an offer up to $1,500,000 directly to the owner and/or at the absolute auction scheduled for March 13, 1998.

IV. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

(Time Certain)

IV-1 Appearance by David Hurley of the Citizens Advisory Committee. (To be heard at 1:30 p.m., the 1st Regular BOCC Meeting of each month)

IV-2 Appearance by Janet Wittman of S.E.R.V.E., to give a presentation regarding volunteers for the school system and what we can do help. (To be heard at 1:45 p.m.)

IV-3 Presentation of Civil Service Pay Plan by Gene Gardner, Executive Director of Civil Service Board. (To be heard at 2:15 p.m.)

IV-4 Appearance by Michael F. McQueen and Robbie Bear of Hunger Task Force, requesting approval of allocation of $15,000 which will enable the completion of work plan. (To be heard at 2:30 p.m.)

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

V-A-1 Adopt resolution denying Time Warner Communication's request to transfer cable television franchises held by Time Warner controlled entities.

V-A-2 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. (Deferred from February 18 meeting)

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

V-B-1 Approve the following budget amendment resolution.

a. Health and Social Services - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00 $64,625 from the General Fund Reserve for Contingency to fund 12.9% of four positions and related operating and equipment costs; realign $436,346 between the Trust Fund Reserve for Contingency and the Indigent Health Care Fund to provide for the 87.1% of four positions and the related operating and equipment cost associated with the Board's action in its October 8, 1997 workshop.

V-B-2 Approve use of Indigent Health Care Surtax Revenue for purchase of capital equipment in accordance with the legal opinion from the County Attorney's Office and adopt procedures for the capital equipment procurement.

V-B-3 Approve naming the new library facility in Port Tampa area the "Port Tampa City Library".

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Endorse a County preapplication to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grant Program for an Environmental Bill of Rights Project.

V-C-2 Endorse the concept of a grant application to the U.S. EPA for a Brownfields Redevelopment Pilot Project in the Orient/Eastlake area for further public discussion and input.

V-C-3 Court Facilities Improvement Project: ( To be heard at 3:15 p.m.)

a. Receive update on Court Facilities Improvement Project. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

b. Approve 6th modification agreement in the amount of $347,226 with Ra on and Partners, Inc., to provide basic architectural services for the 700 Twiggs Street Renovation Project as part of the Court Administration Project.

V-C-4 Rate Study Audit: (Deferred from February 18 meeting)

a. Approve 1st amendment to the Audit Services Agreement dated August 17, 1994, with Deloitte & Touche LLP, to (1) establish 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 compensation 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 Adopt federal lobbying work plan for calendar year 1998.

V-D-2 Approve resolution opposing the fragmentation of the Hillsborough County School District.

V-D-3 Approve letter to Congress which expresses concerns about proposed changes which would repeal all water efficiency standards in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V-E-1 Consider issues related to drafting of an ordinance regulating non-consensual towing companies and towing as outlined in agenda backup.

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.

a. Commissioner's Scott's memorandum regarding his meeting with Mayor Greco to discuss elimination of utility surcharges by the City.

VI-4 Discussion regarding "Name the Bridge Contest". (Comm. Platt) (To be heard at 2:45 p.m.)

VI-5 Discussion regarding capacity fees appeal by Woody's Bar-B-Q. (Comm. Berger) (To be heard at 3:00 p.m.)

VI-6 Discussion regarding County Center lighting project. (Comm. Chillura) (Deferred from February 18, 1998)

VI-7 Discussion regarding IDA Board restructuring. (Comm. Chillura) (To be heard at 3:30 p.m.)

VI-8 Discussion regarding transportation for the disadvantaged, Sable Transportation. (Comm. Chillura)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

VII-1 Report regarding Hillsborough County's funding responsibility/liability to boards and agencies, as requested by the BOCC on December 17, 1997.

VII-2 Report on GIS. (Deferred from February 18 meeting)

VII-3 Report on use of temporary services. (Continued from February 18 meeting)

VII-4 Report regarding review of Mr. Paul E. Curtis's Letter of October 20, 1997. (To be heard at 3:45 p.m.) (Deferred from January 21 meeting)

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