Archived Agendas

Wednesday, April 15, 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-444-97 - Solid Waste Management - Sale Of Mixed Scrap Metal And White Goods - Approve renewal of existing contract with David J. Joseph Company for a one-year period beginning May 19, 1998, and ending May 18, 1999, at the same terms and conditions as existing contract in the estimated annual amount of revenue of $95,000.

b. Bid No. PC-450-97 - Public Works - Work Order Construction Services (WORCS) for Stormwater Projects - Approve renewal of award with Dallas 1 Construction & Development, Inc., for an additional one-year period or a maximum amount of $960,000, as explained in Background.

c. Bid No. P-505-97 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Division - Reflectorized Thermoplastic Marking Compound - Approve renewal or purchase agreement with the same terms and conditions to Stimsonite Corporation, Niles, IL, for the estimated amount of $40,680. This renewal is for the period beginning May 7, 1998, and ending May 6, 1999. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

d. RFQ No. C-535-97 - Water - Water Resource Operations Advisor - Approve evaluation team's ranking of the two firms as identified in Background; approve selection of and authorize contract with, Water Resource Associates, Inc., for a oneyear period beginning with the executive date of contract in an annual amount not to exceed $100,000. At the sole option of the County, this contract may be extended for four additional one-year periods at the same terms and conditions.

e. Bid No. PC-135-98, CIP Nos. 91134 and 91135 - Public Works Reroofing And Renovation To Brandon I and Brandon/Bloomingdale Fire Stations - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Phoenix Home Builders, Inc., in the amount of $93,015 which includes Alternates 1 and 2.

f. Bid No. PC-142-98, CIP No. 62118 - Public Works - Northdale Boulevard Improvements At Brushy Creek (Bridge Replacement) - Reject all bids for reasons indicated in Background.

g. Bid No. P-174-98 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Section - Stone Aggregate - Award bid for a two-year period to the low responsive and responsible bidder, Florida Crushed Stone Company, Leesburg, in the estimated amount of $156,280.25. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

h. Bid No. P-183-98 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Section - Grass Seed - Award bid for a one-year period, to the low responsive and responsible bidders, Florida Seed Inc., Lakeland, for items 1, 3, 4,6,7,8,9, and 10, in the estimated amount of $29,435; and Scotty's Inc., Tampa, for items 2, and 5 in the estimated amount of $7,275. Total estimated amount of award is $36,710. Further, reject all bids from Southeastern Turf Grass Supply, Inc., Jacksonville, and Raulerson & Son, Tampa, for reasons stated in Background. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

i. Bid No. C-195-98 - Health & Social Services - Provision Of Outpatient Pharmacy Services By Registered Small Business Enterprises - Award bid to the two lowest responsive and responsible bidders, Tampa Bay Professional Pharmacy, Inc., at the unit price per Bid Summary, in an annual amount not to exceed $78,636.60 and Eagle Drug Company, Inc., at the unit price per Bid Summary, in an annual amount not to exceed $83,788. Individual contracts are for a one-year period beginning with the effective date of the County's "Notice to Proceed". Contracts contain two, one-year renewal periods at the sole option of the County, at the same terms and conditions, Further, with regard to Tampa Bay Professional Pharmacy, Inc., waive the deviation pertaining to geographic location as described in Background.

j. File No. C-213-98 - Health & Social Services - Computer Software Licenses And Automation Services - Approve sole source agreement with Automated Case Management Systems, Inc., for purchase of unique computer software licenses and automation services, in an amount not to exceed $256,321 for initial purchase, which includes 1) the software package, computer programming and software maintenance for the first year, 2) software maintenance services, in an annual amount not to exceed $22,476 for years two and three of the initial contract, and 3) additional computer programming services in an annual amount not to exceed $33,000 for the second and third year of the initial contract. At the sole option of the County, software maintenance and additional programming hours are renewable for up to ten additional one-year periods following the initial three-year term of this contract. The Director of Purchasing will issue Purchase Orders in accordance with the contract for the subsequent years of maintenance and programming, as long as the cost for these items does not exceed the existing delegated authority.

k. File No. SP-015-98 - Purchasing - Sale Of Surplus Vehicles And Miscellaneous Equipment - Declare as surplus and authorize disposal of tangible personal property consisting of 56 items of surplus vehicles and miscellaneous equipment pursuant to Section 274.06, Florida Statutes, by public auction at Tampa Machinery Auction. Further, authorize the Clerk-Board of County Commissioners to remove this property from the inventory asset record after verification of disposal by Purchasing.

l. RPS No. PS-98-1800 - Solid Waste - Professional Services Selection - Pleasant Grove Landfill Contamination Assessment And Remedial Action - Select SCS Engineers, the top-ranked firm from the following list of firms deemed to be the most highly qualified to perform the required services and ranked in order of preference:

1. SCS Engineers

2. HSA Environmental

3. HSW Engineering, Inc.

Also, authorize staff to negotiate with the selected firms and, if necessary, with additional firms as provided in the Consultant' Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), Section 287.055, Florida Statutes.

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of the instruments of conveyance from Eva and Jerry Fields in the amount of $7,100 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue between Bell Shoals to Lithia Pinecrest.

b. Approve agreement to facilitate construction of a traffic signal pole and install a sidewalk and bike path at the intersection of Sinclair Hills Road and Livingston Avenue. The easement agreement donates a permanent easement from Georgia Venture, Ltd.

c. Approve lease for 2,558 sf. store front in the West Gate Shopping Center at the intersection of Gunn Highway and Anderson Road for a building permit office. The monthly rent for the space will be $2,334.83 for the first year of a five year term with the rent increasing by the percentage increase in the CPI on an annual basis. Tenant will pay operating cost and janitorial cost. The rent includes the cost of the buildout amortized over 15 years with the tenant having the option to renew the lease for two terms of 5 years each. The rent equates to $10.95 per sf. (Deferred from April 1 meeting)

d. Approve mutual use and grant of easement agreement and purchase agreement in the amount of $16,100 with Tampa Electric Company (TECO), pertaining to the installation of a reclaimed water transmission line which is needed for the Van Dyke/Dale Mabry Reuse System Interconnect project. In addition, approve a right-of-way utilization agreement with Florida Power Corporation, in order to cross their existing easement on the TECO property.

e. Approve contract with Providence Lakes Partners in the amount of $436,808 to acquire a 1.70 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; and, execute a permanent drainage easement to Providence Lakes Partners, granting them an easement for future drainage purposes, over the west 15 feet of the subject property.

f. Accept easement granted by the Tampa Port Authority for the purpose of constructing, repairing, operating and maintaining the Bullard Parkway bridge located over the Hillsborough River. The easement is required for improvements to the Bullard Parkway bridge in conjunction with the Bullard Parkway (Ridgedale to 78th Street) road widening project.

g. Authorize the Sundry Shop in the lobby of the County Center to close Wednesday, June 3, 1998, through Friday, June 5, 1998. The operators, Nizar and Nurjehan Kabani, have requested to close those days to attend the graduation of their son from medical school in New York. The authorization is necessary due to the continuous operation clause in the lease. This is a one time only authorization.

h. Accept and authorize processing a deed for land donated to Hillsborough County by the City of Temple Terrace, a State of Florida municipality, for right-of-way along Bullard Parkway, between 78th Street and Davis Road.

i. Approve conveyance of an easement to Tampa Electric Company for the purpose of extending electrical service to an additional location at the Northwest County Facility site. This site is located on the north side of Linebaugh Avenue, west of Wilsky Boulevard.

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

a. Economic Development - Accept and appropriate $5,083,891 in additional Work and Gain Economic Self-sufficiency (WAGES) funds in order to serve as Grant Recipient, Fiscal Agent and Administrative Entity for the Hillsborough WAGES Coalition for the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

b. Economic Development - Accept and appropriate $80,420 in incentive bonus funds from the Florida Department of Labor & Employment Security, Division of Jobs and Benefits, for exceeding federally-mandated standards in the operation of Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds. These funds will support the operation of the JTPA program to provide employment and training services to eligible residents of Hillsborough County for the period of July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

c. Economic Development - Accept and appropriate $45,000 grant from the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Jobs and Benefits for planning the local One-Stop Career Center System and to prepare local areas for a future Implementation Grant. Contract period is February 12, 1998, through June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

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

I-A-5 Receive April 1998 status report on Grant Application InProcess.

I-A-6. Hillsborough Heights Landfill Leachate Tank Containment Area:

a. Award Bid No. PC-121-98 to the low bidder meeting specifications, Baker Construction Services, Inc., in the amount of $57,500.

b. Solid Waste - Approve budget amendment resolution to reappropriate $17,800 from the Solid Waste reserve.

I-A-7 Appoint six persons as trustees to the Board of the Tarawood Grove Special Dependent District.

I-A-8 Defer until May 6, 1998, appearance by School Board representatives regarding expansion of pregnancy prevention services. (The BOCC requested on April 1, 1998 that an explanation of the program be provided. The School Board is on Spring Break April 15, 1998)

I-A-9 Approve agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Inc., which provides for the joint funding of a private sector summer jobs program for some 425 youth, operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $75,000 from the County for the period of June 15, 1998, through August 7, 1998.

I-A-10 Approve interlocal agreement with Hillsborough County School Board to provide ASAP Program to eligible WAGES participants, for the period May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $100,000, with no County funds required.

I-A-11 Tampa Bay Sports Commission:

a. Approve agreement with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission for advertising, media production costs and bid fees related to attracting sporting events to Hillsborough County, as recommended by the Tourist Development Council.

b. Economic Development - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $50,000 from the Reserve for Contingency, 3% Tourist Development Tax Trust Fund to provide funding for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Funds are provided by the Reserve for Contingency, Tourist Development Tax Trust Fund.

I-A-12 Defer until May 6, 1998, report regarding volunteers for the school system (Request of SERVE), as requested by the BOCC on March 4, 1998.

I-A-13 Approve 1st modification agreement with the Tampa Bay History Center, Inc., increasing the agency's allocation from $209,644 to $249,644 for development of a Master Plan for the History Museum to be completed in FY 99.

I-A-14 Approve Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) interlocal agreement with the City of Tampa, whereby the County will fund payroll and related costs of 16 city employees who provide JTPA services for the period January 1, 1998, through June 31, 1998, in the amount of $465,456, using Federal/State funds. This agreement will provide time to complete the consolidation of City and County JTPA programs.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Health & Social Services - Accept and appropriate additional grant funds of $874 for a revised grant total of $42,603 as per agreement with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program during the period from July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

b. Library Services - Accept and appropriate a grant of $30,000 from MCI Library Link, a collaborative effort from MCI and the American Library Association.

I-B-2 In-Home Respite Rate Agreement:

a. Approve 2nd amendment to agreement with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging (WCFAAA) Inc., which amends the current contract from $198,981 to $213,981 giving an increase of $15,000 in State General Revenue funds to continue the Department of Aging Services' Alzheimer's Disease Initiative In-Home Respite (ADIR) Services Program for the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

b. Aging Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $18,921, $15,000 of which is in State General Revenue funds for the Department of Aging Services' Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Respite program for the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, as per Contract 2nd amendment with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging (WCFAAA) and $3,921 in Co-pay fees collected for the period of July 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998, as mandated by Florida Statutes and approved by the Board under part 2 of Amendment #1.

I-B-3 HCE Case Management:

a. Approve 1st amendment to Rate Agreement HCE 98-1 with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging Inc. (WCFAAA), which reduces the HCE Case Management contract by $90,000 in State General Revenue funds for a revised total of $69,929 and transfers the same amount to the HCE Subsidy Spending Authority to allow subsidy payments to elderly clients to continue through June 30, 1998. The original HCE total of $817,725 of which which $69,929 is allocated to Aging Services for Case Management Services and $747,796 is the spending authority for subsidy payments and managed by CCE Lead Agency does not change, with no additional County funds required.

b. Aging Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to decrease $90,000 in State General Revenue funds for the Department of Aging Services' Home Care for the Elderly program for Case Management Services for the period July 1, 1997, thorough June 30, 1998, as per Amendment #1 to contract #HCE 98-1 with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCFAAA).

c. Approve refund check in the amount of $84,128.38 in State General Revenue funds to the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCFAAA) to return funds previously received this fiscal year for the HCE Case Management Program.

I-B-4 CCE Rate Agreement:

a. Approve 2nd amendment to rate agreement with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging (WCFAAA) Inc., for the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 1998, which is for the Department of Aging Services' CCE program. The amendment increases the current contract from $2,103,609 to $2,236,395 of which $1,429,021 State General Revenue, $158,780 Local Required Match, ($93,898 Cash & $64,882 In-Kind), $7,000 Project Income, $42,653 Accessed Fees/Co-Pay, and $598,941 Additional County Support.

b. Aging Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $18,000, in State General Revenue and appropriate $42,653 in Accessed Fees / Co-pay revenues. Realign $72,133 between the Department of Aging Services 1997 Title IIIB additional County support budget and the 97/98 CCE additional County support budget. This amount covers the $2,000 increased cash match, the $45,157 increased costs in salaries from the transfer of staff from the HCE grant to the CCE grant due to Amendment #1 on Contract HCE 98-1, and covers an additional $24,976 in salaries due to Civil Service initiated position upgrades for 29 department employees, two pay compressions, and an increase in the minimum starting salaries as of October 1, 1997, with no new County funds required.

I-B-5 Amend contract with the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice for provision of specialized central intake, residential and counseling services to runaway, ungovernable and truant adolescents through the Department of Children's Services Child and Family Counseling Program during the period July 1, 1997, through June 30, 2000, in the amount of $246,620. The revised current year's contract is increased by $17,684 and the two renewal years will increase a total of $228,936.

I-B-6 Approve and execute a Certification of Participation notifying the Florida Department of Community Affairs of Hillsborough County's intent to serve as the coordinating unit of government for the planning and expenditure of $775,749 in federal Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Grant Program funds to continue the County's Drug Control and System Improvement Program.

I-B-7 Approve agreement with Mental Health Care, Inc. (MHC) for Baker Act mental health services for the period October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998, in the not-to-exceed amount of $1,733,843. Funds are available in the Department's FY 98 budget. Indigent Healthcare Trust Funds are used for these services.

I-B-8 Approve agreement with the Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS) for provision of Baker Act alcohol services for the period October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998, in the annual not-to-exceed amount of $133,745. Funds are available in the Department's FY 98 budget. Indigent Healthcare Trust Funds are used for these services.

I-B-9 Approve agreement with the 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-10 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, increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of food/food bank/other necessities from $10,236 to $19,840; and adding transportation in the maximum amount of $30,425 and housing assistance in the maximum amount of $14,398; all for HIV+ individuals in Pasco and Hernando Counties for the budget period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-11 Approve agreement with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 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. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

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

a. Community Improvement - Realign funds within the Community Development Block Grant programs to actual approved Action Plan and carryover projects in the amount of $951,371, with no County funds required.

b. Public Works - Realign funds in the amount of $8,000 to complete the roofing work for the Old Lutz School Renovation project; and, amend the FY 98 adopted CIP to approve the revised cost estimates for the Old Lutz School and the Old Seffner School renovation projects.

c. Water - Appropriate $860,000 to provide for purchase price and system modifications for the Bahia Beach Utility System. Funds are provided by the Water Department's Arbitrage Restricted 88 Rate Stabilization Fund's "Other Designated Contingency Reserves" account.

I-C-2 Approve the SHIP agreement with the Alliance for Affordable Housing, Inc., in the amount of $400,000 to acquire and develop land for construction of 20 homes in the proposed Miller Road Subdivision.

I-C-3 Approve resolution assessing a lien in the amount of $3,482.50 against property located at 1406 Twin Oaks Drive, Seffner, for cost incurred by the County for demolition and removal of one double wide mobile home and removal of trash , junk, and debris.

I-C-4 Approve resolution assessing a lien in the amount of $3,666 against property located at 1209 & 1211 E. 127th Avenue, Tampa, for cost incurred by the County for demolition and removal of five sub-standard structure and removal of trash , junk, and debris.

I-C-5 Approve and execute a renewal of agreement for educational services and lease agreement between the Hillsborough County School Board and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue for school year 98/99.

I-C-6 Approve contract with the State of Florida, Department of community Affairs, for development of a Countywide Hazard Mitigation strategy and Integrated Mitigation Project List by August 31, 1999, using state funds of up to $199,000.

I-C-7 Renew agreements for services for Land Use Hearing Officers James A. Scarola, Margaret C. Tusing, and Harold W. Youmans for four-year terms effective May 1, 1998.

I-C-8 Authorize the County Administrator to execute a Letter of Understanding with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to construct, at no cost to Hillsborough County, sidewalk on the west side of Anderson Road from Elmfield Drive to Gunn Highway.

I-C-9 Authorize the County Administrator to execute a Letter of Understanding with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to construct, at no cost to the County, the bridge on Ehrlich Road over Magdalene Canal.

I-C-10 Approve Change Order No. 2 (Final) to contract with Dallas I Construction & Development, Inc., for the Thonotosassa Water Main Extension, increasing contract amount by $25,443.47, increasing contract time by 82 days, and adjusting the milestone dates as indicated in Background.

I-C-11 Approve South County Wastewater Treatment Plant 2nd amendment to Consent Order with the Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County, which modifies the completion date to January 15, 1999, to construct the outfall to Tampa Bay.

I-C-12 Receive report on SB 600 regarding solid waste facilities in Thonotosassa/Seffner communities.

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

I-D-1 Receive report regarding Water Department Action Plan to Implement Performance Audit Recommendations.

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

I-E-1 Scheduling of public hearings:

a. Approve scheduling a public hearing on May 20, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. to consider an ordinance authorizing fees for fire safety inspections.

b. Approve scheduling a public hearing on May 20, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. to consider adopting a special assessment ordinance for establishment of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Districts.

I-E-2 Approve list of attorneys to be placed on the County's approval list of hearing officers for water and wastewater franchise matters; approve agreement to be entered into by each hearing officer; and, authorize the County's Attorney's Office to select hearing officers on a rotational basis from approved list.

I. F. OTHER OFFICES

I-F-1 Approve resolution canceling ad valorem taxes on government owned property in Hillsborough County, Florida pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 196.28, as requested by Melvin B. Smith, Tax Collector.

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

I-G-1 Receipt of Official Board Records:

a. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund and Other Drug Abuse Alternate Source Fund Reports for the month ending February 28, 1998.

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

c. Approval of remittance to the Clerk of Circuit Court of $2,103.78 and $2,374.60 for attached lists of folios on which no bids were received at the Tax Deed Sales of March 16, 1998 and March 30, 1998, respectively.

d. Children's Board Financial Report for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 1997 pursuant to Section 7 of County Ordinance No. 88-28. (To be filed in Board records upon receipt into the official records)

e. Tampa Port Authority Combined Financial Statements and Independent Auditors' Report of and for the year ended September 30, 1997. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

f. Hillsborough Transit Authority D/B/A Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority's General Purpose Financial Statements, Supplementary Information and Regulatory Reports as of September 30, 1997. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

g. Annual Financial Report and Annual Financial Audited Statements for Fiscal Year ended September 30, 1997 for the following Community Development Districts. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

Arbor Greene

Citrus Park

Fishhawk

Lake St. Charles

h. Hillsborough County Hospital Authority Regular Public Meeting Schedule for 1998 in accordance with Florida Statutes 189.417 and 189.418. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

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

Tampa Palms Open Space and Transportation - February 17, 1998

Westchase - February 3, 1998

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 reinstating capital equipment item to inventory as indicated in agenda backup.

I-G-5 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under date of April 7 - 13, 1998.

I-G-6 Approve minutes:

Regular Meeting March 4, 1998

Land Use Meeting March 10, 1998

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

(Time Certain)

III-1 Public Hearing on West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority governance issue. (Time Certain of 6:00 p.m.)

IV. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

(Time Certain)

IV-1 Appearance by Vivian Zaricki, of Florida Association of Counties, regarding funding request for the Article V petition drive. (Continued from April 1 meeting; to be heard at 1:30 p.m.)

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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

a. Management & Budget - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $245,931 from the Reserve for Contingency, General Revenue Fund to provide funding for the Florida Association of Counties - Floridians for Fairness in Court Funding Campaign. Funds are provided by the Reserve for Contingency, General Revenue Funds. (Relates to IV-1, to be heard at 1:30 p.m.)

b. Management & Budget - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $400,000 from the M.S.T.U. Reserve for Contingency, to provide emergency funding for flooding related disaster recovery. Funds are provided by the M.S.T.U. Reserve for Contingency.

V-A-2 County Crisis Center:

a. Approve 1st modification agreement with the Hillsborough County Crisis Center, inc., in the amount of $46,239 to reflect change in landlord/tenant relationship between HCCC and the Mental Health Center for the county facility located at 2214 East Henry Avenue.

b. Management and Budget - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $46,239 from the Reserve for Contingency, General Revenue Fund, to provide funding to Hillsborough County Crisis Center, Inc.

V-A-3 Adopt BOCC Policy on guidelines for use of Phosphate Severance Taxes. (Deferred from April 1 meeting)

V-A-4 Approve 1st modification to RFP C-610-97 with Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc., for Deep End Services to Work and Gain Economic Self-sufficiency (WAGES) participants by adding: 1) performance criteria, 2) not to exceed cost reimbursement of $250,000 for Support Services, which will increase contract amount from $3,484,800 to a total of $3,734,800; and, 3) a provision for the Purchasing Director to increase or decrease the support service in an amount up to $25,000. (Deferred from April 1 meeting)

V-A-5 Receive report regarding economic development priorities/funding of external agencies, and consider options for funding. (Deferred from April 1 meeting, to be heard at 2:15 p.m.)

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

V-B-1 Approve Head Start grant funds for a COLA & quality improvement increase of $500,317 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services for the period of October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998. A budget amendment to provide the County match of $59,100 from the Reserve for Contingency will be necessary if the grant is approved.

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Workshop on West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority governance issue. (Time Certain of 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)

V. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V-E-1 Ethel and Harold Bonds v Hillsborough County: (Deferred from April 1 meeting)

a. Authorize the County Attorney's Office to settle the case of Ethel and Harold Bonds v. Hillsborough County, Case No. 966319 Div. J, in the amount of $27,500.

b. Public Works - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $27,500 from MSTU Fund Reserve for Contingency to provide funding for settlement of the above-mentioned case.

V-E-2 Delores and Donald Cartright v. Hillsborough County: (Deferred from April 1 meeting)

a. Authorize the County Attorney's Office to settle the case of Delores and Donald Cartright v. Hillsborough County, Case No. 96-8141 Div. H, in the amount of $62,500.

b. Public Works - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $62,500 from MSTU Fund Reserve for Contingency to provide funding for settlement of the above-mentioned case.

V. F. OTHER OFFICES

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

V-G-1 County Audit Report #68, Ice Palace Ticket Surcharge Records Audit. Report to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records. (To be heard at 1:45 p.m.)

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 exploring meaningful ways to establish and improve mutually supportive partnerships with city and county governments by appointing a Commissioner as a liaison to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. (Comm. Scott)

VI-5 Discussion regarding visiting of selected communities and neighborhoods by the Board of County Commissioner's. (Comm. Scott)

VI-6 Discussion regarding security at the Ice Palace. (Comm. Norman)

VI-7 Discussion regarding HB4393 relating to the Florida Community Environment Health Protection Act. (Comm. Platt)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

VII-1 Report on Employee Suggestion Recognition Program.

VII-2 Status report regarding HARTline Performance Audit.

VII-3 Continuation of briefing regarding flooding conditions from April 2 BOCC meeting.

VII-4 Report regarding Hillsborough County Historical and Projected Population. (Deferred from April 2 meeting)

VII-5 Update on financing in progress, and a description of the plans of finance for the refunding of Utility System bonds and Ice Palace bonds. (To be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

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