Archived Agendas

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

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INTRODUCTION OF SANDRA ISAACSON, DIRECTOR, USER LIAISON PROGRAM, AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE POLICY AND RESEARCH (AHCPR), U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND.

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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 PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. RFQ C-586-97 - Purchasing/Insurance & Claims - Special Disability Trust Fund - Approve renewal of contract with SDF Specialist, Inc., for a one-year period beginning October 6, 1998, to October 5, 1999, at the same terms and conditions in the existing contract. This is a performance based contract; the firm receives 15% of the recoveries from Special Disability Trust Fund.

b. Bid No. P-273-98 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Section - Purchase of Recycled Crushed Concrete - Award bid to the sole bidder Woodruff & Sons, Inc., Tampa, for a one-year period in the estimated amount of $102,000. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council bid and has a one-year renewal clause at the sole option of the County.

c. File No. C-127-98 - Library Services - Agreement For Internet Services - Approve $14,240 increase to the annual not-to-exceed amount, for the current term, from $21,673.44 to $35,913.44 to sole source agreement with BBN Corporation for the Library Computer Internet Services System.

d. Bid No. C-210-98 - Public Works - Pavement Analysis And Street Infrastructure Survey - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications for the base bid, ITX Stanley, Inc., with the addition of line item 001, option A, video recording only, for a period of two years from the effective date of the notice to proceed, in the total amount of $288,950 (base bid $231,950 and line item 001 option A, $57,000).

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Approve 1st modification to service contract with Otis Elevator Company to maintain the elevator system in the County Center for the purpose of installing the "OTISVOICE" speech synthesis package at a cost increase of $38,412. This upgrade is designed to assist visually impaired persons and others to safely use the elevators.

b. Approve interlocal agreement with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HARTline) whereas the County's Survey and Mapping/GIS Section of the Real Estate Department will assist HARTline with survey and mapping requirements in the development of information for their mobility project. This agreement is for a 2-year period and HARTline will reimburse the County for its services.

c. Accept and authorize processing of perpetual drainage easement donated by Time Warner Inc., for drainage purposes between 21st Street SE and 24th Street SE.

d. Adopt resolution declaring certain real property as surplus and authorize its sale under the provisions of Florida Statute 125.35(2). Further, approve an agreement of $4,200 for sale of 8,400 square feet to the adjoining owner Norma Huskey, the only adjoining owner interested in purchasing the property; and, release the oil and mineral rights reservation in accordance with the resolution. Also, authorize the Chairman to execute a deed for the property.

e. Adopt resolution declaring certain real property as surplus and authorize its sale under the provisions of Florida Statute 125.35(2). Further, approve an agreement of $100 for sale of 610 square feet to the adjoining owners Judith A. And William D. Kiernan, husband and wife, the only adjoining owners interested in purchasing the property; and, release the oil and mineral rights reservation in accordance with the resolution. Also, authorize the Chairman to execute a deed for the property.

f. Adopt resolution declaring County-owned real property as surplus, conditioned upon the County retaining a permanent easement for drainage and ingress and egress over a portion of the subject property; and, accept the only bid submitted by Jeffrey L. Greenacre in the amount of $10,000 for the subject property located along the north side of Gunn Highway just west of Linebaugh Avenue; and, execute the deed releasing the oil and mineral rights reservation and conveying the property to Jeffrey L. Greenacre.

g. Execute a Perpetual Conservation Easement to Southwest Florida Water Management District, for construction of a water retention pond located east of Providence Road and south of Windingwood Avenue.

h. Approve the automatic one-year lease extension for Audubon Ranch, Lessee of the Cone Ranch. The lease contains an automatic one-year extension each year unless Lessor of the Lessee notified the other of the objection or withholding of the extension. Failure to extend will leave two years remaining on the lease.

i. Approve and authorize execution of a one-year extension of a lease for a 132 square feet space housing an air monitor station at 220 East Madison Street. The extension is effective April 1, 1998, to March 31, 1999. The rent for the term will be $206 per month

j. Authorize staff to explore alternative locations for the proposed Sun City Center Fire Station project with representatives of the local community, in response to input received from the residents in attendance at the Public Facilities Siting meeting held on July 28, 1998.

k. Set aside Lot 34 of Tampa Industrial Park Subdivision for use as the site for a new Medical Examiner's facility, subject to a Public Facility Siting Meeting.

l. Approve a lease amendment increasing the monthly rental for the 2,201 square foot facility located at 2109 Palm Avenue (Buchman Square) leased by the Health Department, from $1,283.92 to $1,467.33, and extending the lease for a two-year term from September 1, 1998, to August 31, 2000. The new rent reflects an increase from $7 per square foot to $8 per square foot.

m. Approve 5th modification to contract with Grosvenor Building Services, Inc., which extends this contract for one additional month through October 31, 1998, with two unilateral options to renew this extension for two additional 30-day periods at the same terms and conditions. Further, authorize the Purchasing Director to unilaterally execute the two additional 30-day extensions. The cost of each monthly extension will be $80,648.33, if exercised.

n. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance to Carol J. And Bruce A. Guimares, in the amount of $6,590 for right-of-way for Bullard Parkway/Harney Road, between Morris Bridge and I-75.

o. Accept a deed from Racetrac Petroleum, Inc., for dedication of additional right-of-way on Duncan Road as a condition of rezoning petition. Subject conveyance is being made in accordance with condition #6 of the Final Conditions of Approval as approved by the BOCC on November 25, 1997.

p. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from BWP, Inc., in the amount of $67,000 for right-of-way along Bloomingdale Avenue between Lithia-Pinecrest and Bell Shoals.

q. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Virginia B. Moore and Charles L. Briggs, in the amount of $6,600 for right-of-way along Lithia-Pinecrest, south of Bloomingdale Avenue.

r. Approve purchase agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments if conveyance from Mildred Alva Goolsby, and the Goolsby Limited Partnership, in the amount of $1,010 for right-of-way for Boyette Road at McMullen Road.

s. Approve purchase agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of the instruments of conveyance from Norma Louise Frazier, in the amount of $5,428 for right-of-way for Boyette Road at McMullen Road.

t. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Restrictive Covenants Agreement and the Indemnification Agreement with the Museum of Science and Industry Foundation, Inc., (MOSI) as a part of their expansion and renovation grant.

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

a. Economic Development - Accept and appropriate $99,845 in additional 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, 1998, through June 30, 1999; and, realign $200,000 from the Title IIB, Summer Youth Program funds to Title IIC, Youth year around Program; also, realign $551,665 from Title III, Economic Dislocation and Workers Adjustment Act (EDWAA) Program to Title IIA (Adult) Program, with no County funds to be appropriated.

b. Management & Budget/Debt Management - Appropriate proceeds from the sale of the Limited Ad Valorem Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 1998 (ELAPP) in the amount of $28,190,000 and authorize staff to set-up necessary budget accounts in accordance with bond covenants and to transfer $500,000 currently held in a debt service reserve that is now available to the program.

c. Real Estate - Authorize the realignment of capital projects funds in the amount of $382,000 to adjust the funding schedules of 7 facilities projects to fund the County Center Reseal Caulking project this fiscal year; and, amend the FY 98-03 Adopted Capital Improvement Program to reflect the revised funding schedules.

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 Courthouse Annex Lower Roof replacement (Emergency Project):

a. Bid No. PC-263-98, CIP No. 70157 - Public Works -- Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, GRI of West Florida, Inc., for the amount of $228,500. Also ratify the action of the County Administrator in declaring this an emergency project, which includes waiving of DM/DWBE requirements in the bid.

b. Public Works - Approve budget amendment resolution to amend the adopted F98-03 CIP to reflect the revised funding cycle of the affected projects and approve realignment of budgeted funds to cover the award and to provide $20,500 for project contingency.

I-A-7 Reimburse Of Transportation Impact Fees:

a. Approve a refund in the amount of $7,042.16 from Transportation Impact Fees (Zone 7) to Dr. James Antunano, D.V.M., P.A. This is not a refund resulting from unspent impact fees.

b. Capital Program Administration - Approve budget amendment resolution realigning budgeted funds to effectuate this transaction.

I-A-8 Authorize the Insurance and Claims Division to settle Claim #119-64919 for auto liability, in the amount of $10,000.

I-A-9 Approve renewal of contract with Hillsborough Community College to fund a Program Analyst position for a one-year period, beginning September 17, 1998, and ending September 16, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $39,048.20, using Federal/State JTPA funds.

I-A-10 Approve agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Jobs and Benefits (DJB) that awards a $247,844 Implementation Grant, from Federal/State funds, to the Hillsborough County Regional Workforce Development Board to be used for implementing the local One-Stop Career Center System.

I-A-11 Approve agreement with Career Options of Pinellas, Inc. (Career Options) to provide the County indemnification and release of responsibility for payment of outstanding invoices submitted after August 15, 1998, for services provided to eligible Work And Gain Economic Self-Sufficiency (WAGES) participants.

I-A-12 Ratify and approve collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 2294, Suppression Unit, to be in full force and effective from October 1, 1998, until September 30, 1999.

I-A-13 Approve contractual agreement with the Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation to support preservation and redevelopment of historical sites throughout Hillsborough County in the amount of $29,514 for the period October 1, 1997, through December 31, 1998.

I-A-14 Approve the FY 99 budgets and the 1998 tax year assessments of the Special Dependent Districts as listed in agenda backup.

I-A-15 Crisis Center Of Hillsborough County:

a. Approve agreement with the Crisis Center of Hillsborough County, Inc., that provides for the purchase of property at 202 West Bearss Avenue. The agreement provides for the Crisis Center to acquire and renovate the property and for the County to provide up to $839,000 in funding toward the project.

b. Real Estate - Approve budget amendment realigning budgeted funds to correct expenditure classification sub-object code.

I-A-16 Approve settlement agreement with AT&T for fraudulent use of the Water Department's telephone system, by computer phone hackers.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Children's Services - Accept and appropriate $6,360 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to purchase needed equipment and services for the Haven W. Poe Runaway Center.

I-B-2 Approve agreement with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., whereby Seniors in Service will assign up to twenty-four foster grandparents to serve children who need and require individualized services at the Head Start Centers as the approximate cost of $37,440 in federal funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, with no additional County funds to be appropriated.

I-B-3 Approve agreement with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc., whereby Seniors in Service will assign up to four foster grandparents to serve children who need and require individualized services at the Early Head Start Centers at the approximate cost of $6,240 in federal funds for the fiscal year ending August 30, 1999, with no additional County funds to be appropriated.

I-B-4 Approve an interagency agreement with the School District of Hillsborough County to provide for services to children with disabilities, with no additional County funds to be appropriated.

I-B-5 Approve contract with the State of Florida Department of Children and Families for reimbursement up to a maximum of $808,439 for provision of Emergency Shelter Care services for 45 dependent children, provided by the Department of Children's Services from October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999.

I-B-6 Approve 4th modification to the dental services contract with Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic, Inc., which extends the contract for the period beginning October 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, and increases the not-to-exceed amount for the contract by $130,000, from $200,000 to $330,000.

I-B-7 Approve the Health Services Agreement with the Sheriff of Hillsborough County for Indigent Inmate Health Services for the time period of March 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in the not-to-exceed amount of $6,000,000 for the initial term and approve the implementing procedures for Network E of the Indigent Health Care Plan. The agreement is automatically renewable for an additional 2 year term at the same terms and conditions (unless terminated by either party) in the not-to-exceed amount of $9,000,000 per two year term. (Deferred from August 19 meeting)

I-B-8 Defer until September 16 report regarding regulations pertaining to potbelly pigs.

I-B-9 Home Energy Assistance Program:

a. Approve modification no. 3 amending the County's current FY 98-99 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) with the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs to increase the total funding by $523,297 covering the period April 1, 1998, through March 31, 1999.

b. Health and Social Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $523,297 in federal funds as approved in modification no. 3, with no County funds required.

I-B-10 Emergency Home Energy Assistance:

a. Approve amendment no. 1 amending the County's current FY 98-99 Emergency Home Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) with the West Central Florida Area on Aging, Inc., to increase funding by $43,836 to $87,124 for the period April 21, 1998, through March 31, 1999.

b. Health and Social Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $43,836 in federal funds as approved in amendment no. 1 with no County funds required.

I-B-11 Defamation Suit Against Chief Medical Examiner:

a. Authorize payment to settle the case of Enid Gilbert-Barness, M.D. vs. Vernard I. Adams, M.D., Case No. 97-8161-J, for the settlement amount of $10,000.

b. Authorize payment of $7,000 to reimburse legal fees incurred by Dr. Adams with funds provided by Hillsborough County General Liability Insurance.

I. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

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

a. Planning and Growth Management - Accept and appropriate $199,000 in grant funds from the Florida State Department of Community Affairs for development of a Countywide Hazard Mitigation Strategy, integrated Mitigation Project List and a Critical Facility Inventory.

b. Planning and Growth Management - Realign $7,000 in the Historical Architecture Survey Project funded by a grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, to allow for grant funds to be fully expended consistent with the extended grant period.

I-C-2 Approve 2nd modification of agreement with Tampa Real Estate, Inc., as Trustee for Oak Forest Trust which extends the contract time for the Oasis/Rainbow multi-family housing rehabilitation project by one-year to June 18, 1999, and establishes project completion dates, with no additional funds required.

I-C-3 Approve interlocal agreement with the City of Tampa to transfer State EMS grant funds in the amount of $96,290 for expanding existing EMS services.

I-C-4 Approve interlocal agreement with the City of Temple Terrace to transfer State EMS grant funds in the amount of $10,135 for expanding existing EMS services.

I-C-5 Receive the ELAPP annual eleventh year report.

I-C-6 Approve Change Order No. 1 to contract with Bridgeport, Inc., for renovations and additions to Keystone Neighborhood Park involving deletion of a water tank and associated piping, decreasing the contract amount by $73,500, with no overall increase.

I-C-7 Approve interlocal agreement for the 1998 Summer Enrichment program with the City of Tampa and School Board in the amount of $130,663.

I-C-8 Defer until September 16, 1998, the report regarding transportation for the disabled to All People's Life Center.

I-C-9 Approve renaming the following roadways in the Citrus Park Community: Sheldon Road (the east-west segment by Citrus Town Center) rename as Gunn Highway; Gunn Highway (the north-south segment from Sheldon Road and Ehrlich Road (including Walsh Lane) rename as Citrus Park Drive; Gunn Highway (the east-west segment from Sickles High School to Walsh Lane) rename as Ehrlich Road; and, Paglen Road (the realigned segment from Sheldon Road to Gunn Highway) rename as Gunn Highway. (Deferred from August 5 meeting)

I-C-10 Approve submission of application and supporting resolution to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection requesting $6,500 in State funds to remove two derelict vessels from Hillsborough County waters at no cost to the County, for FY 99/2000, with activities projected to begin by October 1, 1999.

I-C-11 Approve amendment to the 1992 resolution which established the Adopt-A-Pond program and agreement. The amended resolution provides for an improved and more efficient program by combining the Adopt-A-Pond application and agreement into one document, and by allowing the Public Works Director the authority to execute the new standard agreement.

I-C-12 Approve contract with the Florida Aquarium to hold the Adopt-A-Pond program's fourth annual fall pond seminar on October 23, 1998.

I-C-13 Approve 1st amendment to agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District for design and construction of a regional alum treatment stormwater retrofit project in the East Lake watershed in Hillsborough County.

I-C-14 Approve 1st modification to Professional Services Agreement with Tomasino & Associates, Inc., for additional post-design services for Bullard Parkway (78th Street to west of Davis Road), in the amount of $27,050.52 and to increase the maximum billing rates for the contract to current rates.

I-C-15 Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) to contract with Peters Contracting, Inc., for construction of the sidewalk construction program for various CIP projects, decreasing the contract amount by $176,298.86. There is no change to the contract time or milestone dates.

I-C-16 Approve Change Order No. 2 to contract with Bandes Construction Company, Inc., for construction of the New Tampa (Northeast) Regional Library project, increasing the contract amount by $8,822, as indicated in Background, with no change in contract time requested.

I-C-17 Approve 3rd modification to the Design Services Agreement with Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville/Florida, Inc., (PGAL), for an increase in the amount of $18,447, for the Ehrlich Road (from Lynn Turner to Gunn), for additional professional services as detailed in Background.

I-C-18 Approve addition of approximately 0.10 mile of roadway running from Pine Street north to the dead-in, to the maintained road inventory to receive Class "E" maintenance.

I-C-19 Approve addition of approximately 0.17 mile of roadway which includes segments of Hale Avenue and Sitka Street, to the maintained road inventory to receive Class "E" maintenance.

I-C-20 Approve agreement with Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc., to provide a comprehensive litter prevention and waste reduction program for Hillsborough County which will assist in and enhance the County's solid waste management program, for a one-year period from October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999.

I-C-21 Approve and execute modification agreement No. 5 to the Consultant Services Agreement with SCS Engineers for the first of two one-year optional agreement renewals to provide Engineering Services for the Active/Proposed Landfill Facilities of the County's Solid Waste Management System, in an amount not to exceed $410,000.

I-C-22 Approve and execute modification agreement No. 3 to the Consultant Services Agreement with SCS Engineers for the second of two one-year optional agreement renewals to provide Engineering /Environmental Services for the Closed Landfill Facilities of the County's Solid Waste Management System, in an amount not to exceed $191,600.

I-C-23 Approve scheduling a public hearing for October 21, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of adopting resolutions to state the Board of County Commissioners' (BOCC) intent to use the Uniform Method of Collecting Non Ad Valorem Assessments to reimburse the County construction costs of reclaimed water infrastructure in established RWIUs. These units include Carrollwood Springs, Fairway Village and Cypress Hollow RWIUs.

I-C-24 Approve agreement for professional Consulting Services with Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $150,000 for assistance with the Tampa Bay Water's new water supply projects proposed to be located in Hillsborough County, and authorize the Chairman to execute same. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I-C-25 Approve agreement for Professional Consulting Services with W. Ross McWilliams, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for assistance with the establishment and implementation of minimum flows and levels, and authorize the Chairman to execute same. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

I-D-1 Approve 2nd modification to the HARTline performance audit contract with KPMG Peat Marwick by providing for a second draft audit report to be delivered no later than October 15, 1998, and extending the length of the contract an additional 90 days to April 8, 1999, to ensure sufficient time to complete the requirements of the contract including the formal presentation of the final audit in a joint workshop to the BOCC and the HARTline Board.

I-D-2 Approve grant adjustment #6 to the Federal FY 96 Weed & Seed Grant to extend the termination date from September 30, 1998, to March 31, 1999, in order to expend remaining funds at no additional cost to the County. In addition, reprogram funds in the operating budget to assist with remaining projects.

I-D-3 Approve the following budget amendment resolutions:

a. Neighborhood Relations/Weed & Seed Program - Accept $175,000 for the County's portion of the 1998-1999 U.S. Department of Justice Weed & Seed Grant Program for the period of October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999.

b. Neighborhood Relations/Weed & Seed Program - Realign Weed & Seed Grants for Program years 1996 & 1997 to comply with budget approved by the Executive Office of Weed & Seed, U.S. Department of Justice.

I-D-4 Defer until September 16, 1998, report regarding City of Tampa funding to offset the cost of operating the County Jail system. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)(Deferred from July 8 BOCC meeting)

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

I-E-1 Accept and execute the Satisfaction of Claim of Liens for items listed in Background, for which payment has been made.

I-E-2 Defer until October 21, 1998, report regarding a discussion with the County Attorney, Sheriff's Office, and Public Transportation Commission relative to non-consensual towing fees. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I. F. OTHER OFFICES

I-F-1 Approve the following budget amendment resolutions:

a. Court Administrator - Appropriate $4,805 of cash remaining from a 1997 donation and authorize the return of this excess cash to the donating agency, the Children's Advocacy Center so they may reallocate the cash to other programs.

b. Court Administrator - Appropriate $13,371 in additional grant funds and realign the existing budget by $8,525 to provide for estimated expenditure needs through the end of the fiscal year, with no County funds required.

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

I-G-1 Receipt of Official Board Records:

a. Hillsborough County Children's Board Financial Report for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 1998 pursuant to Section 7 of County Ordinance 88-28. (Report to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

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

c. Solid Waste Resource Recovery Enterprise Fund Interim Financial Report for the nine months ended June 30, 1998. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

d. Proposed 1998-99 budget for the following Special Dependent Districts. (Budgets to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

Boyette Springs
Country Place
North Pointe

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

Cory Lakes - May 6, 1998 & August 20, 1997
Heritage Harbor, May 11, 1998
Heritage Isles - June 22, 1998
Parkway Center - May 5, 1998
Tampa Palms - July 8, 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 establishment of a change fund for $25.00 for the Planning Commission. Grace Sanders will be the primary custodian of the change fund.

I-G-5 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under date of August 25 - August 31, 1998.

I-G-6 Approve minutes:

PH/Evaluation and Appraisal Report July 16, 1998
Regular Meeting July 22, 1998
PH/Budget July 22, 1998
WS/Budget - a.m. July 23, 1998
WS/Budget - p.m. July 23, 1998
Land Use Meeting July 28, 1998
WS/Tower Siting Issues July 29, 1998
WS/School Issues Relative to Zoning July 29, 1998
WS/Budget Reconciliation July 30, 1998

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

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).(Backup to be provided under separate cover)

IV-2 Appearance by Tom Morrison, Bond Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, regarding an application for a private activity, tax exempt bond refunding submitted by Tampa Bay Retirement Centers, Inc., in the amount of $12,431,690. (To be heard at 1:45 p.m.)

IV-3 Appearance by Bob Samuels, Chair of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition and Central Florida March Committee chairman, regarding upcoming rally for cancer survivors at a national march in Washington, D.C. and a Florida march in Tampa, and request for the BOCC's support. (To be heard at 3:15 p.m.)

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

V-A-1 Tampa Bay History Center, Inc.:

a. Approve 2nd modification agreement with the Tampa Bay History Center, Inc., increasing the agency's allocation from $249,644 to $279,019 to provide additional funding for operating costs for the contract period October 1, 1997, through September 30, 1998.

b. Management & Budget - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $29,375 from the Reserve for Contingency-General Revenue Fund to provide funding to support increased operational costs of the Tampa Bay History Center, Inc.

V-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEM:

a. Approve and execute a license agreement with West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (WCRWSA) and Hillsborough County. The agreement would allow WCRWSA to utilize two County-owned well sites (John Moore Road well site and Miller Road well site), as part of their Master Water Plan. (Deferred from August 19 BOCC meeting)

b. Continue negotiations with the City of Tampa for the purpose of developing an agreement that will provide for the use of up to a 70 foot strip of County-owned land in Ybor City for the Las Casitas project. (To be heard at 3:45 p.m.)

V-A-3 PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. RFQ No. C-252-98 - Various - Request For Qualifications For Insurance Agent/Broker Selection For Property/Casualty Insurance Program Marketing And Purchase Of Insurance - Approve selection of the most qualified respondents, Arthur Gallagher & Company and Sedgwick of Florida, Inc.; and award contracts to Ayers/Sierra Insurance Associates, the incumbent broker (commission $68,246.90), Sedgwick of Florida, Inc., (fee $30,415), and Arthur Gallagher & Company (fee $1,000), as noted on the executive summary. Approve purchase of commercial insurance program provided by the recommended brokers for a period of three years beginning October 1, 1998, with two additional one-year renewal periods. Annual premium cost for policies effective October 1, 1998, will be $1,528,198; and, authorize the County Administrator or his designee to add or delete buildings, staff, assets, or exposures during the term of the policies.

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Authorize the County Water Department to schedule and hold a community meeting in the Hershel Heights service area to determine if system improvements to increase fire protection are desired by the franchise customers.

V-C-2 Report and recommendation regarding the Stormwater Accelerated Program. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

V-C-3 Report and recommendation regarding compensation allotted to hearing masters, as requested by the BOCC on July 8, 1998. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

V. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

V-D-1 Approve scheduling of the following workshop (Requires super majority vote):

a. Proposed 1999 State Legislative Program

V-D-2 Adopt resolution supporting the passage of Revision 7 and the clear defining of funding responsibilities of the state court system, and to express the intention of the BOCC to apply savings to the County realized by the passage of Revision 7 reducing property taxes, and to finance the cost of operating and expanding public safety facilities and programs.

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V-E-1 Receive correspondence from Marion Moorman, Public Defender for the 10th Judicial Circuit and respond as follows:

a. Accept request to support the continuation of the special appropriation for the Public Defender's Office through lobbying efforts in the upcoming legislative session.

b. Decline request to contribute a proportionate share of County funds to the Public Defender's Office to provide appellate services in the event the special appropriation is not continued.

V-E-2 Special appearance by law firm of Akerman, Senterfitt, and Eidson, P.A., selected to advise the BOCC in issues arising from, or in connection with, the Grand Jury subpoenas and their effect in conducting the business of local government. (Includes request from Comm. Chillura to discuss scheduling of workshop and public hearing on hospital lien ordinance)(Backup to be provided under separate cover) (To be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

V. F. OTHER OFFICES

V-F-1 Public Defender's Office:(To be heard at 3:30 p.m.)

a. Consider requests for budget amendment to realign $30,000 from the Public Defender's Office Misdemeanor Salary Expenses budget to the Telecommunications Operating budget.

b. Receive report regarding the Public Defender's budget.

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 the employment of child care workers prior to completion of State and Federal background checks. (Comm. Turanchik)

VI-5 Discussion regarding golf cart path expansion for Sun City Center. (Comm. Berger) (Deferred from August 19 meeting, to be heard at 3:00 p.m.)

VI-6 Discussion regarding the Sheriff's Office update on previous budget expenditures. (Comm. Norman) (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

VI-7 Discussion regarding policy for consideration that covers grant funds to agencies relating to campaign issues, as requested by the BOCC on August 5, 1998. (Comm. Platt)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

VII-1 Report regarding Share-A-Van complaints, as requested by the BOCC on August 5, 1998.

VII-2 Report regarding planning for a community-wide celebration of the turn of the century.

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