Archived Agendas

Wednesday, May 6, 1998, 9:00 AM
County Center, 2nd Floor

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 1998, AS NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WEEK IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, PRESENTED TO COLONEL PARRISH.

PROCLAMATION DECLARING WEEK OF MAY 16-22, 1998, AS NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

PROCLAMATION DECLARING WEEK OF MAY 24-30, 1998, AS CLEAN AIR WEEK, PRESENTED TO DEBORAH NOEL, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION.

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-194-95 - Water - Electrical Services For Low Pressure Sewer System Facilities - Approve a unilateral 90-day extension to the agreement with Tamco Electric, Inc., through October 4, 1998, with no additional County funds needed for this extension.

b. Bid No. C-429-97 - Solid Waste Management and Water - Laboratory Analytical Services - Water Quality - Approve renewal of contract with Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J) for a one-year period beginning June 2, 1998, and ending June 1, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $527,892, at the same terms and conditions as existing contract, as amended.

c. Bid No. P-176-98 - Public Works/Various - Purchase Of Sod For A One-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidders as follows: R & R Turf Farms of Lake Wales, Sections A,B,D,E,F,G, and H, in the estimated amount of $240,815, and Sun City Sod and Landscaping of Tampa, Section C, in the estimated amount of $46,325. The total estimated award amount is $287,140, in the one-year period.

d. Bid No. P-147-98 - Health & Social Services/Aging Services -Disposable Medical Supplies For A One-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Health Aid Company, Tampa, in an amount not to exceed $27,647.66. Further, reject bids submitted by Mercury Enterprises d/b/a Mercury Medical, School Health Supply Company, Advanced Medical, Sportsmaster DV Recreation Equipment Unlimited, Alpine Gloves, Inc., Micro Bio Medics, Inc., Safety Equipment Company, and Saf-T-Gard International for reasons stated in Background.

e. Bid No. PC-151-98 - Public Works - Pavement Marking Term Contract - FY 98 - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, AKCA Inc., in an amount not to exceed $500,000.

f. File No. C-157-98 - Real Estate/Facilities Management - Janitorial Services With Respect Of Florida - Award contract to Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc., (registered service mark RESPECT of Florida) in an annual amount not to exceed $337,499.80 for a two-year period beginning on the date of the County’s Notice to Proceed , which includes a unilateral option to renew for one two-year period at the same terms and conditions. Additionally, approve the inclusion of an escalation clause for the third and fourth years if the option to renew is exercised and authorize the Purchasing Director to issue unilateral change orders up to $25,000.

g. Bid No. PC-165-98, CIP No. 88813 - Parks and Recreation - Gill Field District Park Concession Stand Renovations - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Phoenix Home Builders, Inc., in the amount of $65,335.

h. Bid No. PC-181-98, CIP No. 40933 - Public Works - Kings Forest Drive - Phase I Drainage Improvements - Award bid to the low bidder, Steve’s Excavating & Paving, Inc., in the amount of $139,477.50.

i. File No. P-199-98 - Water - Purchase of Four Aerobic Biofiltration Units - Approve sole source from Ametek Rotron Biofiltration Products, Saugerties, NY, in the amount of $96,300.

j. File No. P-214-98 - Public Works/Traffic Section - Purchase And Installation Of Countywide Traffic Signal Software - Approve sole source with P.B. Farradyne, Inc., Rockville, MD, in the amount of $51,505.22 (for software installation), and Transportation Control Systems, Tampa, in the amount of $28,818 (for system conversion and training). Total purchase shall be in the amount of $80,323.22.

k. File No. SP-016-98 - Sheriff’s Office - Declare surplus and authorize conveyance of 60 various items of office equipment, furniture, computers to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, as authorized by Section 274.05, Florida Statutes. The equipment has an estimated salvage value of $1,300.

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Accept a temporary offsite utility easement being donated by FL Tampa West, Inc., for the purpose of providing the conveyance of water and wastewater required for the Westwood Lakes Subdivision being developed in NW Hillsborough County. Subject site is located west of Nine Eagles Boulevard and north of Race Track Road. Subject easement is temporary in nature and will become null and void when the easement area is included in a subdivision plat or a permanent easement provided.

b. Approve and authorize execution of a contract with Tampa Electric Company to provide the lighting for the new County Warehouse Complex on Falkenburg Road. The seven-year contract provides for fifty 45-foot poles and 67 light fixtures, including all maintenance and power for a monthly cost of $2,623.32. This equates to $.10 per sq. ft. per annum.

c. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of the instruments of conveyance from the Missionary Board of the Brethren Church, in the amount of $22,000 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue, between Bell Shoals and Lithia Pinecrest. Also, approve payment of property owner’s attorney fees of $1,980 to Holland & Knight LLP, appraisal fee of $2,350 to Richard Harris & Associates, Inc., and land planning fee of $250

d. Adopt a resolution and authorize the Chairman to execute a Designation of Grantee Agreement with the City of Tampa, in conjunction with the ELAP Program, and the Interlocal Agreement, that provides for the City to accept title to the Blank Property in the Cypress Street Restoration Park ELAPP site subject to restrictive covenants that assure the property will be held by the City in accordance with the requirements of the ELAP Program for natural preservation, restoration of natural systems, and resource based recreational facilities. Authorize the Chairman to execute the agreement and other documents for this transaction provided they do not materially alter the agreement. Authorize staff to proceed in accordance with the conditions of the agreement including the processing of instruments of conveyance and other documents.

e. Approve 1st modification to agreement with KPMG Peat Marwick, by expanding the scope of services for the Building Master Plan Update in connection with the analysis of the County’s immediate and future parking requirements due to the implementation of the Court Administration Project, increasing the contract cost of $19,000, raising the total from $120,000 to $139,000 with the final date for the report of June 30, 1998.

f. Approve license agreement with T. and D. Cattle and Seeding Company to allow sod harvesting and grass planting operations at the Bullfrog Creek Upland Habitat Mitigation Bank, for site management purposes. The County will receive $5 per pallet for harvested sod. The County is obligated to pay certain expenses for dicing, leveling, fertilizing and rolling the seed.

g. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Dale M. Slone and Phyllis L. Slone, Trustee, in the amount of $41,000 for a warranty deed for property on the Old Hillsborough Avenue Drainage Project.

h. Execute a quit claim deed releasing the County’s easement interest in property owned by Maria and Nickolaos Mantas. The property owners do not agree with the scope of work to be performed and they have requested that the easement be returned.

i. Approve resolution declaring 1.50 acres of County-owned property as surplus and authorize conveyance of said land to the Trinity Gospel Church; also, approve contract for sale with Trinity Gospel Church under the provisions of Florida Statute 125.38; and, execute deed to convey said real property to the Trinity Gospel Church.

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

a. Management & Budget - Approve realignment of funds in the amount of $10,000 to establish a budget for the Lutz War Memorial project, consistent with prior Board action.

b. Purchasing/Insurance & Claims - Appropriate $1,000,000 from reserves within the Worker’s Compensation subfund of the self insurance fund to allow for the estimated amount of indemnity, medical, allocated loss adjustment expenses and claim settlements and $656,000 from reserves within the general liability subfund of the self insurance fund to allow for estimated claim payments and settlements through September 30, 1998.

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 report regarding financial management.

I-A-6 US 301 Landscaping Project:

a. Bid No. PC-141-98, CIP No. 61009 - Parks & Recreation - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, M. Tomasella & Company of Florida, Inc., in the amount of $87,654.

b. Parks & Recreation - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $9,016 from the Transportation Trust Fund Matching Grant to the Parks Department for US 301 Landscaping.

I-A-7 Sun City Center Drainage Improvements: Danbury Drive, Bunker Hill Phase I, Pebble Beach Blvd., Caloosa Blvd. and Cloister Drive:

a. Bid No. PC-179-98 - Public Works - Award bid to the low bidder, Steve’s Excavating & Paving, Inc., in the amount of $577,000.

b. Public Works - Approve budget amendment resolution to realign project funds to cover award.

I-A-8 Approve resolution authorizing appropriate staff to execute Memorandum of Understanding detailing a Fruit Fly Eradication and Education Program, as developed and recommended by the InterAgency Medfly Coordinating Committee.

I-A-9 Approve the Substate Area Agreement that designates Hillsborough County the Substate Area Grantee for Title III programs (Dislocated Workers) under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA); among the City of Tampa, the County, the Regional Workforce Development Board and the Governor for the period of July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999.

I-A-10 Approve forwarding the two-year Job Training Partnership Act plan to the Governor. When accepted by the State, the grant to the County from the State will provide employment and training programs for Titles II and III of the Act, for the period July 1, 1998, through June 30, 2000, in the amount of $4,382,860 (July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999) to be received by the County, by allocation from the State, with no County funds required or necessary to support the grant.

I-A-11 Approve interlocal agreement between the County, as the Administrative Entity for the Work and Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency (WAGES) Coalition, and the State of Florida, Department of Health for provision of pregnancy prevention services, as mandated by the WAGES Act, for Hillsborough County teens who are pregnant or parenting teens. The agreement will run from notice to proceed and end one-year thereafter, with two one-year renewal periods at the sole option of the County. The agreement will not exceed the amount of $211,817, using Federal/State funds, with no County funds required.

I-A-12 Approve 2nd 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) Enhanced Services, Scope of Services, 2) Enhanced Services, Payment Provisions, and; 3) Increasing the total contract amount from $3,734,800 to $4,006,495, using Federal/State funds, with no County funds required. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I-A-13 Approve Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) interlocal agreement with the City of Tampa, whereby the County will fund payroll and related costs of 15 city employees who provide JTPA services for the period January 1, 1998, through June 31, 1998, in the amount of $669,812, using Federal/State funds. This agreement will provide time to complete the consolidation of City and County JTPA programs. (Deferred from April 15 meeting) (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I-A-14 Authorize Insurance and Claims to settle the claim of Patricia C. Williams, et al, for $46,500.

I-A-15 Defer report on volunteers for the school system (Request of SERVE) to allow further discussions with parties involved.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Library Services - Accept and appropriate a grant of $105,000 from the Gates Library Foundation to provide funds for the expansion of public access to computers and the Internet.

I-B-2 Approve 1st 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 mental health services from $11,505 to $20,029, 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-3 Approve 2nd amendment to contract with the State of Florida, Department of Health, for services from the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program for HIV+ individuals in Polk, Manatee, Highlands and Hardee Counties, to extend report deadlines, and to shorten the current contract period, and changing the ending date from October 31, 1998, to June 30, 1998, with no County funds required.

I-B-4 Approve assignment of contract with Christopher House, Inc. to Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, for provision of housing assistance services in the maximum amount of $64,324 for eligible HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

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