Archived Agendas

Wednesday, December 16, 1998, 9:00 AM
County Center, 2nd Floor

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION PRESENTED TO JOHN J. DINGFELDER, HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, JULY 1996 - MARCH 1998.

APPEARANCE BY SULPHUR SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SINGERS. (To be heard at 10:00 a.m.)

FAREWELL AND INVESTITURE CEREMONIES TO BE HELD AT 4:00 P.M.

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

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

AUDIENCE COMMENTS WILL BE HEARD FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE AGENDA.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA.

CONSENT AGENDA

I. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

I-A-1 PURCHASING ITEMS:

a. RFP No. C-203-94 - Health and Social Services - Provision Of Housing And Related Case Management Services For The Supportive Housing Assistance Program (SHAP) - Approve two thirty-day extensions of existing contract with the Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., for residents of Hillsborough County with AIDS, ending February 28, 1999, at the same terms and conditions of existing contract. The cost of each monthly extension will be $16,767.98.

b. Bid No. P-327-96 - Water - Purchase Of Liquid Polymer - Approve modification of bid for a one-year period with Allied Colloids Inc., Suffolk, VA, increasing the bid award amount by $9,000 from $186,000 to a do-not-exceed amount of $195,000. Further, extend the contract an additional 30 days.

c. Bid No. C-576-97 - Fleet Management - Wrecker Service For Class I and Class II Vehicles - Approve renewal of contract with Stepps Towing Service, for a period of one year beginning December 19, 1998, and ending December 18, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $41,900 at the same terms and conditions of existing contract. The renewal would utilize the first of three one-year renewal options.

d. Bid No. PC-309-98, CIP No. 64013 - Public Works - Sidewalk ADA Retrofit Program (FY 98 Rebid) - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Pepper Contracting Services, Inc., in the amount of $500,000. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

e. Bid No. PC-338-98 - Solid Waste Management - Geotarp For Phases IV, V, & VI Southeast County Landfill - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Environmental Specialties International, Inc., in the amount of $346,853.19.

f. Bid No. P-352-98 - Public Works/Roadway Maintenance Section - Purchase Of Lime Rock For A Two-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidders: Dixie Lime & Stone for Zones One and Three in the estimated amount of $611,920; and E. R. Jahna Ind., Lake Wales, for Zones Two and Four in the estimated amount of $70,100. Total estimated amount for the two-year period is $682,020. Further, reject bid from Florida Crushed Stone Company, Leesburg, for reasons stated in Background. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

g. RPS No. PS-1802-98 - Various - Selection Of Miscellaneous Surveying And Mapping Services - Select the fifteen top-ranked firms to provide professional services from the list of firms deemed to be the most highly qualified to perform the required services and ranked in order of preference as listed in agenda backup.

h. Bid No. P-501-99 - Fleet Maintenance - Purchase Of One Surface Mounted Wheel Engaging Lifting System - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Jones Lifts, Inc., St. Petersburg, in the amount of $27,920. Further, reject bid(s) submitted by Atlantic Auto Supplies, Miami, and Lift King of Brandon, for reasons stated in Background.

i. Bid No. P-502-99 - Real Estate/Facilities Management - Purchase Of Vehicle Access Control System - Award bid to the sole responsive and responsible bidder, Florida Parking Control of Tampa Bay, Inc., of Tarpon Springs, in the amount of $42,471.50. Purchase price includes a trade-in allowance of $600 pursuant to Section 274.04, Florida Statutes as described in Background.

j. Bid No. P-503-99 - Fire Rescue - Purchase Of Disposable Medical Gloves For A One-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, CT International, San Luis Obispa, CA, in an amount not to exceed $29,087. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

k. Bid No. PC-504-99, CIP No. 31931 - Community Improvement - North Street Potable Water Project (SBE Set-Aside Project) - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Sunrise Utility Construction, Inc., in the amount of $48,773.

l. Bid No. P-524-99 - Parks & Recreation - Purchase Of A Truck Mounted Refuse Packer With Barrel Dumper - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, Jim Hardee Equipment Company, Inc., of Tampa, in the amount of $26,053.36.

m. Bid No. P-527-99 - Water - Purchase Of Orthophoric Acid For A Two-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, Carus Chemical Company, A Division of Carus Corporation, Perry, in the estimated amount of $87,505. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

n. Bid No. P-528-99 - Water - Purchase Of Sulfur Dioxide For A Two-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, PB&S Chemical Company, Inc., Orlando, in the estimated amount of $87,170. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

o. Bid No. P-529-99 - Water - Purchase Of Liquid Alum (Aluminum Sulfate) For A Two-Year Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, C&S Chemicals Inc., Marietta, GA, in the estimated amount of $243,756. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

p. Bid No. P-540-99 - Various - Purchase Of Lumber Products For A Six-Month Period - Award bid to the low responsive and responsible bidder, The Home Depot of Tampa. The estimated award amount is $84,356.15, in the six-month period. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

q. Bid No. C-572-97 - Water - Ultra Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program - Approve renewal of contract with Volt VIEWtech, Inc., for a one-year period beginning December 24, 1998, and ending December 23, 1999, in an annual amount not to exceed $277,400, as specified in the original contract. All other terms and conditions remain the same.

r. RFP-328-98, CIP No. 90204 - Sheriff=s Office - Construction Contract For The Sheriff=s District IV Office - Select Hennessy Construction Services Corp., the firm ranked as number one in the following list of firms, to provide the required services: (Relates to I-A-2k)

1. Hennessy Construction Services Corp.
2. Creative Contractors, Inc.
3. J. O. DeLotto & Sons, Inc.
4. Trimar Construction, Inc.

Approve agreement which resulted from the negotiation with Hennessy Construction Services Corp. for construction of the Sheriff=s District IV Office and related services for a guaranteed maximum price of $1,220,218.

s. RFQ No. C-530-99 - Health & Social Services - Provision Of Basic Dental Services For The Hillsborough County Health Care Plan - Approve selection of and authorize contracts with the Hillsborough County Dental Research Clinic of America, Inc., and Ingrid Dooms, D.D.S., in an aggregate not-to-exceed amount of $800,000 per year for a two-year period from the effective date of the County=s notice to proceed. The contracts will renew for up to two additional two-year periods at the same terms and conditions, unless canceled. The County reserves the right to cancel the contracts without cause provided the contractor is given 120 days prior written notification of its intent.

t. Bid No. PC-292-98, CIP Nos. 61513 and 63515 - Public Works - Bullard Parkway (78th to west of Davis) and Bullard Parkway (Davis and Morris Bridge Road) - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, ZiCorp Constructors, LC, in the amount of $4,262,561.37, which includes the acceptance of Alternates #1 and #2. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Determine reasonable necessity to acquire fee simple road rights-of-way, fee simple drainage right-of-way, and temporary construction easements for the public purpose of widening and constructing improvements to the intersection of Lithia-Pinecrest Road and Bryan Road; adopt resolution authorizing the acquisition of such property and property rights by eminent domain proceedings for such project; and authorize and direct the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office to acquire such property and property rights in the name of Hillsborough County and to fully compensate the interested parties as required by law.

b. Determine reasonable necessity to acquire fee simple road right of way and perpetual utility and drainage easements for the public purpose of constructing the extension of Falkenberg Road from Causeway Boulevard to U.S. Highway 301; adopt resolution authorizing the acquisition of such property and property rights by eminent domain proceedings for such project; and, authorize and direct the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office to acquire such property and property rights in the name of Hillsborough County and to assure that the interested parties are fully compensated as required by law.

c. Approve and authorize execution of a License Agreement with the Florida Frontiersmen, Inc., a non-profit Florida Corporation, for use of County-owned property adjacent to the Southeast Landfill. The property will be used for the 1999 Alafia River Rendezvous. The Frontiersmen are a group dedicated to the preservation of a lifestyle practiced by early pioneers in Florida. The License will provide security, liability insurance and restoration of the property.

d. Accept dedication of right-of-way from Star 101 Development, Inc., for 78th Street and Hartford-Brooker Road Extension.

e. Approve and authorize execution of a 12-month lease (effective Dec. 1, 1998) for 708 sq. ft. of office space in the building located at 2007 Pan Am Circle. The rent for the facility will be $988.25 monthly which equates to $16.75 per square foot per annum, full service. This Employment & Training facility will be co-located with the Department of Children & Families.

f. Approve and authorize execution of a 12-month lease for 675 square feet of office space in the James T. Hargrett Building, 2002 E. 26th Avenue. The rent will be $843.62 monthly which equates to $14.93 per square foot per annum, full service. This Employment & Training facility will be co-located with the Department of Children & Families.

g. Approve agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance from Tamera Jean and Christopher Scott Beisler, in the amount of $6,087.70 for a perpetual drainage easement for the Morris Bridge Road and Verges Road drainage improvement project.

h. Adopt resolution canceling taxes on properties which have been acquired by Hillsborough County for public purposes.

i. Approve lease agreement with the Blind Services Division, Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, for a food service operation in the Courthouse. The term of the lease is one-year with an annual option to renew for an additional year up to a maximum term of five years. The lease does not allow any frying, grilling, cooking or open flames on the premises. Division of Blind Services agrees to pay Hillsborough County 1 1/2% of gross sales or an estimated $5,250 annually to help offset operating and maintenance expenses incurred by Hillsborough County. The actual annual operating and maintenance costs that the County expects to incur is approximately $10,230.

j. Approve and authorize execution of an interlocal agreement relating to the maintenance of the Hillsborough County Warehouse Center Complex with Cal Henderson, Sheriff. In addition, approve transfer of two existing maintenance related positions from the County Administrator to Sheriff, including the FY 99 salary appropriation. (Relates to I-A-3b)

k. Adopt resolution to declare the 4.7 acre tract of land held by the Water Department and located off TECO Road, north of SR 674, surplus; and, authorize transfer of said 4.7 acre tract of land from the Water Department=s use to exclusive use by the Hillsborough County Sheriff=s Office and authorize a transfer of $362,100 from the general fund to the Water Department Utilities Enterprise Funds Renewal and Replacement Account for sale of surplus property. (Relates to I-A-1r)

l. Approve an addendum to the interlocal agreement with the City of Tampa regarding the development of the County=s parking lot in Ybor City, to identify the eligible direct and indirect expenses for which the City will be reimbursed. The City will be reimbursed out of the revenue generated from the parking operations. Further, authorize the Chairman to execute the addendum.

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

a. Management & Budget - Approve budget amendment to realign and reappropriate carryover funds from FY 98 including adjustments to fund balances where statutorily allowed

b. Real Estate - Realign $65,066 for operating budget to Hillsborough County Sheriff=s Departmental budget to provide funding for maintenance of the Hillsborough County Warehouse Center Complex, in accordance with an interlocal agreement with Cal Henderson, Sheriff. (Relates to I-A-2j)

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

I-A-5 Receive Status Report on Grant Applications In-Process.

I-A-6 Authorize the Insurance and Claims Division to settle claim in the amount of $50,000 for a general liability bodily injury accident on the bike trail at the County=s Wilderness Park.

I-A-7 Authorize the Insurance and Claims Division to settle claim in the amount of $40,000 for an automobile bodily injury settlement against a County employee, driving a County vehicle.

I-A-8 Farmington And Buckhorn Run RWIU Distribution Mains:

a. Bid No. PC-298-98 - Water - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Southwest Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $252,026, which includes acceptance of Alternates A&B.

b. Water - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $368,000 to provide a capital budget for the total estimated construction costs of the Buckhorn Run and Farmington RWIUs. Funds are provided by Utility System RWIU/FLGFC #1 Fund=s Commercial Paper Unallocated Pool Account.

I-A-9 Tampa Bay Sports Commission:

a. Approve 1st modification 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 Trust Tax 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-10 Adopt resolution which approves the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-103, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida=s Qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program and provides for up to $600,000 of local financial support for a corporate expansion that will create 600 new high quality jobs. The entire amount ($600,000) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in unincorporated County. One-half ($300,000) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in a municipality of Hillsborough County. (Goal 1, Obj. 4)

I-A-11 Approve recommendation of the County Insurance Committee to modify and renew existing contract with Standard Insurance Company for a one-year period beginning February 1, 1999, and ending January 31, 2000, in an estimated cost of $940,157, which represents no increase in premiums.

I-A-12 Approve and execute agreement with the School Board of Hillsborough County, whereby the School Board will reimburse the BOCC an amount not to exceed $1,060,849 for the Sheriff=s Office to provide an officer to be stationed at the School Board=s Junior and Senior High Schools.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Children=s Services - Accept $744,896 in federal grant funds awarded from the Department of Health and Human Services for the Children=s Services Department-Early Head Start Program for the period September 1, 1998, through August 31, 1999; and, accept and appropriate a cash contribution of $1,000 from The Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation, to be used as part of our required in-kind match for this program, and realign existing budget in accordance with award. The remaining in-kind balance of $45,500 will be met with volunteer donations/services.

I-B-2 Approve contract with Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc. f/k/a West Central Golden Services, Inc., to provide 9,600 hours of respite and companionship to 30 clients of the Department of Aging Services Community Care for the Elderly Program for the period of October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999.

I-B-3 Medicaid Waiver Memorandum of Agreement:

a. Approve 2nd amendment to the 1998-99 Medicaid Waiver Memorandum of Agreement with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging which increases the Hillsborough County 1998-99 Medicaid Waiver spending authority by $564,805.34 for a new total of $2,888,304.34 for the period of July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999. The Assisted Living Waiver continues at $553,339 for a total 1998-99 spending authority of $3,441,643.34 which covers services provided by Hillsborough County and outside vendors, with no County funds required.

b. Aging Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate $136,574 in increased State funds in accordance with Medicaid Waiver Agreement Amendment #2 for the period of July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-4 Approve Medicaid Waiver Referral Agreements with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging and Tampa Bay Retirement Center, Rosemont Retirement Residence, Shady Palms Retirement Home, Rocky Creek Retirement Village and Bay Gardens Retirement Village, assisted living facilities, to enable eligible elderly residents to continue to receive Assisted Living Waiver Services from the facilities, case management from the Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agency and technical assistance and monitoring services from the Area Agency on Aging under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Assisted Living Waiver from July 1, 1998, through June 30, 2000.

I-B-5 Approve interagency agreement between the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Hillsborough County Equal Opportunity Administrator which allows the EO Administrator to investigate housing complaints filed with the Florida Commission or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Hillsborough County for the period of January 1, 1999, to December 31, 1999.

I-B-6 Approve interlocal agreement with James A. Haley Veterans= Hospital (VA) for provision of certain medical services to eligible participants in the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan for the period beginning on the date the agreement is approved by the Board and continuing for a period of one-year thereafter in the annual not-to-exceed amount of $750,000.

I-B-7 Approve 4th modification to agreement with Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of food/food bank/other necessities services from $72,124 to $124,489 for the period ending February 28, 1999, for eligible HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-8 Approve 3rd modification to agreement with Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of Housing Assistance from $100,576 to $46,593 for the period ending February 28, 1999, for eligible HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-9 Approve 5th modification to agreement with Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of Transportation services from $43,432 to $50,050 for the period ending February 28, 1999, for eligible HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-10 Approve contract with the Hillsborough County Crisis Center, Inc. for emergency services shelter for homeless persons in the Plant City area for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in an amount of $10,000 ($5,000 federal, $5,000 non-County match) in budgeted County funds, with no additional County funds required.

I-B-11 Approve contract with Alpha House of Tampa, Inc., to provide emergency shelter for high-risk pregnant women and pregnant/postpartum women and their children living in Hillsborough County for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in the amount of $79,098 ($39,549 federal and $39,549 non-County match) in budgeted County funds, with no additional County funds required

I-B-12 Approve contract with The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc., to provide emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children living in Hillsborough County for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in the amount of $43,302 ($21,651 federal and $21,651 non-County match) in budgeted County funds, with no additional County funds required.

I-B-13 Approve contract with Mary and Martha House, Inc., for the continued operation of shelter for homeless women and children in south county for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in the amount of $61,600 ($30,800 federal and $30,800 non-County match) in budgeted County funds, with no additional County funds required.

I-B-14 Approve Master Agreement #M99-1 with the West Central Florida Area on Aging (WCFAAA), Inc., for the period of January 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999, for all grants awarded to Hillsborough County through WCFAAA addressing repetitive regulatory, statutory, and programmatic language common to all agreements between the two entities, with no County funds required. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

I-B-15 1999 Older Americans Act Title III Services: (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

a. Approve standard agreement with the West Central Florida Area on Aging Inc., to provide adult day care, transportation, and nutrition services in Hillsborough County to persons 60 years of age and older for the period of January 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999. The total program cost is $5,276,616 of which $1,824,511 is Federal, $376,083 USDA Cash in Lieu of Commodities, $251,000 Participant Contributions, $202,724 Required Cash Match, and, $2,622,298 Additional County Support funds.

b. Aging Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept $1,824,511 in Federal funds and amend the existing budget from the estimated amount to the actual award amounts as per the agreement and realign additional County support funds.

I. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

I-C-1 Adopt resolution approving the issuance by the Housing Finance Authority of Hillsborough County of its Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds to finance qualifying Single Family Mortgage Loan Programs in Hillsborough County in an aggregate face amount not to exceed $25,000,000, and approving the Housing Finance Authority of Hillsborough County=s participation in the issuance of Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County in an aggregate face amount not to exceed $50,000,000.

I-C-2 Adopt resolution approving issuance by the Housing Authority of Hillsborough County of its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition and construction of a 200 unit rental facility on an approximate 16 acre site, located at 2901 and 2911 James Redman Parkway, Plant City, to provide rental dwellings for persons or families of moderate, middle, or lesser income, to be initially owned by Woodcreek Apartments, Ltd.

I-C-3 Adopt resolution approving issuance by the Housing Authority of Hillsborough County of its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition and construction of a 232 unit rental facility on an approximate 8.52 acre site, located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Morgan Street and 7th Avenue, Tampa, to provide rental dwellings for persons or families of moderate, middle, or lesser income, to be initially owned by Mobley Park Apartments, L.C.

I-C-4 Adopt resolution approving issuance by the Housing Authority of Hillsborough County of its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds to finance the acquisition and construction of a 180 unit rental facility on an approximate 14.63 acre site, located approximately one quarter mile north of State Road 60 in Brandon, to provide rental dwellings for persons or families of moderate, middle, or lesser income, to be initially owned by Lakewood Shores Partners, Ltd.

I-C-5 Approve agreement with Sherwood Lake Limited Partnership in the amount of $32,000 for improvements to the Day Care Center in the Sherwood Lake Apartments to benefit the children of low income families.

I-C-6 Approve agreement with The Centre for Women to provide support services to women in assisting them to achieve self-sufficiency in the amount of $5,000.

I-C-7 Approve interlocal agreement with the City of Temple Terrace which provides $105,743 for the County to perform housing rehabilitation assistance within the City of Temple Terrace city limits for eligible low to moderate income residents.

I-C-8 Nuisance Plant Removal:

a. Approve 1st amendment to interlocal agreement with Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to expand the Nuisance Plant Removal Project at the Alafia River Basin purchased through the Environmental Land Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).

b. Parks and Recreation - Approve budget amendment resolution to accept and appropriate an additional $50,000 from SWFWMD and realign an additional $50,000 from ELAPP to the Grant to provide additional $100,000 for a total $200,000 funding for the Nuisance Plant Removal Project in the Alafia River Basin.

I-C-9 Approve 3-party agreement with the City of Tampa and the Museum of Science & Industry for use of the trust funds bequeathed to the City and the County to raze the existing Memorial Hall at the Mann-Wagnon Park and refurbish the park, and to establish an endowment for a permanent location to display the Wagnon natural history artifacts at MOSI in an effort to achieve, as closely as possible, the original intentions of Mrs. Wagnon as expressed in her will; and, authorize the County Attorney=s Office to file a declaratory action in Circuit Court to get court approval for the plan of action outlined in the 3-party agreement.

I-C-10 Authorize Chairman to execute agreement with CSX Transportation for operation and maintenance of the automatic warning devices for existing grade railroad crossing on Sabal Industrial Boulevard, approximately 0.75 miles east of US 301.

I-C-11 Contamination Assessment:

a. Approve and execute the 1st modification to agreement with SCS Engineers for additional contamination assessment activities and expanded interim remedial actions at the closed Pleasant Grove Landfill.

b. Solid Waste Management - Approve budget amendment resolution appropriating $96,076 from the Solid Waste Reserves.

I-C-12 Authorize the County Attorney=s Office to draft an amendment to Hillsborough County Ordinance 91-27, as amended, regarding the County=s water use restrictions, so as to create a penalty system whereby if a user has not violated the County=s Ordinance for three consecutive years from the date of his last violation, that user=s next violation will be considered his first offense.

I-C-13 Approve standard Pipeline Crossing Agreement required by CSX Transportation, Inc., for extension of a reclaimed water line beneath the CSX railroad right-or-way on Meade Street in Brandon. The cost to the County is $516.88 for associated agreement fees.

I-C-14 Receive the Hillsborough Greenways Annual Report for FY 97/98, including the recommended work program for FY 98/99.

I-C-15 Approve renaming of the following roadways within the Citrus Park Community: existing Paglen Road (newly realigned segment from Sheldon Road to Gunn Highway) as Sheldon Road; existing Walsh Lane as Gunn Highway; existing east-west segment of Sheldon Road (the Citrus Park Town Center) and the 2015 Long Range Transportation Plan roadway extension as Citrus Park Drive.

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

I-D-1 Adopt BOCC policy whereby citizen complaints against County Administrator employee(s) and/or department(s) will be handled in accordance with the procedure outlined in Administrative Directive #173.

I-D-2 Defer until January 6, 1998, report on Weed & Seed audit recommendations.

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

I-E-1 Authorize the County Attorney=s Office to file suit against Cumberland Casualty & Surety Company in order to collect on the performance bond issued to Fun Factory Pre-School Center, Inc., d/b/a Fun Factory, Inc.

I. F. OTHER OFFICES

I-F-1 Approve a grant-in-aid agreement in the amount of $63,293.60 with the Office of the State Court Administrator to provide funds to Hillsborough County for a civil traffic infraction hearing officer program.

I-F-2 Mediation Demonstration Project:

a. Accept and approve a grant in aid agreement for the period ending June 30, 1999 in the amount of $30,900 with the Office of the State Court Administrator.

b. Court Administration - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $30,900 in grant funds in conformance with the grant agreement.

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

I-G-1 Receipt of Official Board Records:

a. List of "Land Available for Taxes" in accordance with Florida Statutes.
b. Sheriff's Office Fiscal Year 1997-1998 Annual Financial Report in accordance with section 218.21 (1)(b) Florida Statutes. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)
c. Southwest Florida Water Management District Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan and Fiscal Year 1997-1998 Fiscal Report, pursuant to s. 373.079(4)(b)3, Florida Statutes. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)
d. Southwest Florida Water Management District Actual Unaudited Revenues, Expenditures, and Personnel by Program for FY 1997-1998. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)
e. Hillsborough County Hospital Authority's copy of Resolution No. 98-04 reflecting the fiscal year 1998-99 revised budget that was adopted by the Hillsborough County Hospital Authority.(To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)
f. Citrus Park Community Development District Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 1996, Fiscal Year ending September 30, 1998, per section 1311 of the Trust Indenture, Cumulative Cost of Funds Gap. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)
g. Financial Statements for the following Special Dependent Districts for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1998, as required by County Ordinances. (To be filed in Board Records upon receipt into the official records)

! Bay Crest Park
! Bloomingdale
! Carrollwood Meadows
! Carrollwood North
! Pine Hollow
! Tarawood
! Westwood
! Windemere

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

! Arbor Greene - October 14, 1998
! Citrus Park - November 3, 1998
! Heritage Harbor - October 5, 1998
! Heritage Isles - September 14, 1998 and October 5, 1998
! Tampa Palms - August 12, 1998
! Westchase East - October 6, 1998

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

I-G-3 Satisfaction and Release of Claims covering payment of costs for guardianship cases as listed in agenda backup.

I-G-4 Approval to remit $3,221.57 to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for properties on which no bids were received at the tax deed sale of November 23, 1998.

I-G-5 Approval to establish a change fund in the amount of $50.00 for the new Seffner/Mango Branch Library as requested by Joe Stines, Director of Library Services.

I-G-6 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of December 8 - 14, 1998

I-G-7 Ratify warrants preapproved and release on the following dates:

Preapproval Date Warrants/Deposit Date Release Date
April 21, 1998 April 21 - April 27 April 29
June 09, 1998 June 09 - June 15 June 17
June 24, 1998 June 23 - June 29 July 01
Sept. 22, 1998 September 22 - 30 September 10
October 07, 1998 October 06 - 12 October 14
October 21, 1998 October 20 - 26 October 28
October 21, 1998 October 27 - Nov. 2 November 04
November 12, 1998 November 10 - 16 November 18
November 12, 1998 November 17 - 23 November 25
November 22, 1998 November 24 - 30 December 02

I-G-8 Preapproval to release warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of December 15 - 21, 1998, and December 22 - 28, 1998, with ratification at the Regular BOCC meeting. January 7, 1999.

I-G-9 Approve minutes:

WS and PH/Evaluation and Appraisal Report November 10, 1998
Regular Meeting November 12, 1998
Farewell Ceremony November 12, 1998
Organization Meeting November 17, 1998

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS
(Time Certain)

III-1 Consider an amendment to the County=s False Fire Alarm User Fee Ordinance which will create an exemption to the County=s false fire alarm fee for governmental and public facilities. (Advertised to be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

III-2 Consider adopting the Final Assessment Resolutions required by Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units described as: Northwest Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 98402, Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 98403, Central Water Capacity Assessment Unit 98404, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 98406, South Water Capacity Assessment Unit 98407, and South Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 98409, to impose capacity assessments against property therein and to approve capacity assessments rolls. (Advertised to be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

III-3 Consider adopting a resolution establishing the Board=s intent to use the Uniform Method of Collecting an Assessment for levy, collection, and enforcement of a non-ad valorem assessment for property located within fifteen established capacity assessment units. (Advertised to be heard at 2:00 p.m.) (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

III-4 Adopt Hearing Officer=s AFindings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order@ pertaining to the proper method of establishing rate base for the Windemere water and wastewater franchises with the modifications suggested in the AStaff=s Exceptions to Finds of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order@. (To be heard at 2:00 p.m.)

IV. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

IV-1 Appearance by Jack Martin, Chairman, USS Forrestal Sea, Air, Space Museum, Inc., regarding the 12th Street Warehouse. (To be heard at 11:45 a.m.)

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

V-A-1 PURCHASING ITEMS:

a. Bid No. PC-304-98, CIP No. 69449 & 69450 - Public Works - Providence Road From Providence Ridge Boulevard To Lumsden Road and Lumsden Road to Brandon Feeder Road Award base bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Overstreet Paving Company in the amount of $6,799,250.74, which includes acceptance of Alternates 3 & 4. (Deferred from December 2, to be heard in conjunction with V-C-2 )

b. File No. C-531-99 - Water - Utility System Business Advisor - Approve the sole source agreement with Howard C. Osterman, Inc., to advise and assist with business practices, programs, and policies which affect the organization, management, operation, and/or financial structure of the County=s Water and Wastewater Enterprise Utility System, for a two-year period at the maximum amount payable of $164,000 for the first year. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

V-A-2 Approve scheduling a public hearing for January 6, 1999, at 2:00 p.m., to consider extending the Ninth Cent Gas Tax Ordinance beyond the current expiration date of September 30, 2000.

V-A-3 Adopt a BOCC Policy regarding Reserve for Cash Balance.

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Receive staff report from the Water Department and approve scheduling of a public hearing to consider adoption of the proposed Infrastructure Assessment Unit Ordinance as modified in accordance with BOCC direction to include the requirement for a petition from affected property owners as a prerequisite to the establishment of an Infrastructure Assessment Unit.

V-C-2 Approve 4th modification to agreement with HDR Engineering, revising Attachment A, Scope of Services and increasing contract amount by $292,781.93 for additional services on the Providence Road widening project. This modification is for post design services required during construction and additional design services for Providence from Bloomingdale to the proposed AFeeder Road.@ (To be heard in conjunction with V-A-1a)

V-C-3 Consider whether to file a petition for administrative hearing to challenge the validity of the Southwest Florida Water Management District=s October 28, 1998, draft Minimum Flows and Levels rules. A verbal report will be made by the Water Team.

V. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

V-D-1 Workshop on 1999 proposed State & Federal Legislative Programs.
(Scheduled from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.)

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V-E-1 Receive report outlining options regarding the 683 Group=s annexation petition and the Ordinance annexing same by the City of Tampa.

V. F. OTHER OFFICES

V-F-1 Approve request of Tampa Sports Authority for the Board of County Commissioners to consider taking title to the Raymond James Stadium and leasing it back to the Tampa Sports Authority. (To be heard at 2:30 p.m.)

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. Staff report regarding letter received from Warren H. Newell, Board of County Commission-ers, Palm Beach County, District III, regarding pawn shops. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VI-4 Discussion regarding Chief Holder=s request for a letter of support for the 26th Annual Training Conference of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives to be held in the year 2002. (Comm. Platt) (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VI-5 Discussion of Y2K compliance. (Comm. Hart) (To be heard in conjunction with VII-3 at 10:30 a.m) (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VI-6 Discussion regarding action taken by the BOCC during the November 12 CIT Workshop. (Comm. Storms) (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VI-7 Discussion regarding Sun Lake Blvd. (Comm. Norman) (To be heard at 1:30 p.m.)

VI-8 Second vote on BOCC Rules or Order - change to Rule #4.

VI-9 Discussion regarding ASlap Suit@ in Pinellas County against four citizen activists. (Comm. Platt)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

VII-1 Report regarding residential solid waste collection service complaint receipt and reporting. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VII-2 Verbal staff report regarding bats at Houlihan=s Stadium. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VII-3 Report on Year 2000 Compliance. (To be heard in conjunction with VI-5 at 10:30 a.m.) (Deferred from December 2 meeting) )

VII-4 Report regarding information on the amount and use of Cone Ranch lease funds, the limitations on the uses of those funds and the current and future management plan for the property. (Deferred from December 2 meeting)

VII-5 Report on management benefits package for Hillsborough County unclassified employees. (To be heard at 11:00 a.m.)

VII-6 Report by Assistant County Administrator Jimmie Keel, regarding disadvantaged transportation program. (Backup to be provided under separate cover)

NOTE: Farewell and Investiture Ceremonies to be held at 4:00 p.m.

Prepared December 15, 1998, 4:49pm

ADDENDUM TO DECEMBER 16, 1998 AGENDA

OFF-THE-AGENDA ITEMS:

V-E-2 Scheduling a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. on January 6, 1999 to consider an ordinance regarding regulation of firearms sales in Hillsborough County.

VI-10 Discussion regarding specialized transportation program (Comm. Scott) (to be heard in conjunction with item VII-6)

DEFERRALS/DELETIONS:

The Investiture Ceremony for Commissioner Ben Wacksman originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m. will be rescheduled for Thursday, December 17, at 4:00 p.m.

CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA:

V-C-3 CHANGE LANGUAGE TO READ: File request to intiate Independent Scientific Peer Review of the Southwest Florida Water Management District's proposed Minimum Flows and Levels rules for the Northern Tampa Bay Area and appropriate from the Water Department's Utility System Revenue Bond Fund, $350,000 for the Peer Review for FY 98-99.

MOVE FROM CONSENT TO BE HEARD AT 11:30 A.M.

I-A-1r Construction Contract For The Sheriff's District IV Office (Comm. Frank)

I-A-3a Budget amendment to realign and reappropriate carryover funds from FY 98 including adjustments to fund balances where statutorily allowed (Comm. Frank)

I-A-10 Resolution which approves the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-103, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida's Qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program (Comm. Platt)

I-C-9 3-party agreement with the City of Tampa and the Museum of Science & Industry for use of the trust funds bequeathed to the City and the County to raze the existing Memorial Hall at the Mann-Wagnon Park and refurbish the park, and to establish an endowment for a permanent location to display the Wagnon natural history artifacts at MOSI in an effort to achieve, as closely as possible, the original intentions of Mrs. Wagnon as expressed in her will; and, authorize the County Attorney's Office to file a declaratory action in Circuit Court to get court approval for the plan of action outlined in the 3-party agreement. (Comm. Platt)

I-D-1 BOCC policy whereby citizen complaints against County Administrator employee(s) and/or department(s) will be handled in accordance with the procedure outlined in Administrative Directive #173 (Comm. Platt)

ITEMS SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD AT A TIME CERTAIN:

10:00 a.m. Appearance by Sulphur Springs Elementary School singers

10:30 a.m. VI-5 Discussion regarding Y2K compliance.(Comm. Hart) *

VII-3 Report on Year 2000 Compliance.

11:00 a.m. VII-7 Report on management benefits package for Hillsborough County unclassified employees.

11:30 a.m. Items moved from Consent Section

11:45 a.m. IV-1 Appearance by Jack Martin, Chairman, USS Forrestal Sea, Air, Space Museum, Inc., regarding the 12th Street Warehouse.

1:30 p.m. VI-7 Discussion regarding Sun Lake Blvd. (Comm. Norman) *

2:00 p.m. III-1 County's False Alarm User Fee Ordinance which will create an exemption to the County's False Alarm fee for governmental public facilities.

III-2 Final Assessment Resolutions required by Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units

III-3 Board's intent to use the Uniform Method of Collecting an Assessment for levy, collection, and enforcement of a non-ad valorem assessment for property located within fifteen established Capacity Assessment Units.

III-4 Hearing Officer's AFindings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommended Order@ pertaining to the proper method of establishing rate base for the Windemere water and wastewater franchises.

2:30 p.m. V-F-1 Request of Tampa Sports Authority for the Board of County Commissioners to consider taking title to the Raymond James Stadium and leasing it back to the Tampa Sports Authority.

3:00 to V-D-1 Workshop on proposed State and Federal Legislative Programs.
3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Farewell ceremony for Commissioner Ed Turanchik.

* Requires Board approval to set time certain for Commissioner's items under the Board's Rules of Order.

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