Archived Agendas

Wednesday, February 17, 1999, 9:00 AM
County Center, 2nd Floor

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATION OF CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,500 TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BY THE FRIENDS OF THE COUNTY PARKS TO BE ALLOCATED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE AFTER-SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS, PRESENTED BY ROY WILCOX. (See Item I-C-3)

PLAQUE PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING, IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AND SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:

WILLIAM C. BOOTHE - Arts Council, 10/90 - 09/98
RUSSELL S. THOMAS - Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee 1/93-1/98

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 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE AGENDA.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA.

CONSENT AGENDA

I. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

I-A-1 PURCHASING ITEMS:

a. Bid No. C-131-96 - Water - Design, Reproduction, Insertion And Mailing Of Water/ Wastewater Utility Bills - Approve renewal of contract with Marketing Response Group and Laser Company, Inc., for a one-year period beginning March 5, 1999, and ending March 4, 2000, in an amount not to exceed $138,580 at the same terms and conditions as existing contract.

b. Bid No. P-286-98 - Water - Diesel Powered Centrifugal Pumps - Approve additional purchase of 4" vacuum assisted, self priming diesel powered centrifugal pump, from Acme Dynamics, Inc., Valrico, in the amount of $12,664.

c. Bid No. PC-167-98, CIP No. 79009 & 9100 - Public Works - Fire Station Code Compliance And Rehabilitation-Phase I Apparatus Exhaust Ventilation System - Award bid to the second low bidder, Apollo Construction and Engineering Services, Inc., in the amount of $350,224.15, and reject the low bid submitted by Manuel Lanz Construction Corporation.

d. Bid No. PC-507-99, CIP No. 63165 - Public Works - US 92 And Turkey Creek road Intersection Improvements - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, J.W. Conner & Sons, Inc., in the amount of $275,732.85.

e. Bid No. PC-514-99 - Public Works - Countywide Road Resurfacing Program (FY99) - Award bid to the following low bidders meeting specifications: (a) Couch Construction, L.P. for Area I, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; (b) J. W. Conner & Sons, Inc., for Area II, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000; and, (c) Couch Construction, L.P. for Area IV, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. Further, do not award Area III for reasons explained in Background.

f. Bid No. PC-551-99, CIP No. 61298 - Public Works - US 41/SR 45 (Florida/Nebraska) Apex To Pasco County Line - Landscaping Project - Award base bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Central Florida Landscaping of Tampa, Inc., in the amount of $195,855.29.

g. Bid No. C-554-99, CIP No. 31151 - Water - Northwest Maintenance Site (Sheldon Road) Paving, Grading, & Drainage Improvements - Award bid to the low bidder meeting specifications, Baker construction Services, Inc., in the amount of $243,320.

h. Bid No. T-559-99 - Purchasing - Cooperative Purchase Of Fax Machine Maintenance For A Two-Year Period - Award bid to Ameritrend, Tampa, in the estimated amount of $33,494. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council Bid.

i. Bid No. S-563-99 - Fleet Management - General Equipment Maintenance System (GEMS) Upgrade To M4CS - Approve sole source with Control Software Inc., in an amount not to exceed $161,463 for the initial purchase, licenses, and services as described in Background, and one year of maintenance and support beginning with the expiration of the warranty period in an annual amount of $18,588.24. Further, authorize the Director of Purchasing to exercise the annual renewals of the maintenance and support for a period not-to-exceed 10 years by issuance of purchase orders for the $18,588.24 plus or minus and indexed amount based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index.

j. File No. C-594-99 - Health & Social Services - Medical Review Criteria - Approve sole source renewal and 2nd modification with Interqual, Inc., which extends the contract from February 19, 1999, to February 18, 2000, at an amount not-to-exceed $14,757.83, an increase of $1,257.83, with no additional funds required, as there are sufficient funds in Department's budget.

k. File No. SP-003-99 - Purchasing - Radio Console Furniture - Declare surplus and authorize conveyance to the City of Temple Terrace Police Department, as authorized by Section 274.05, Florida Statutes.

l. Bid No. C-626-97 - Water - Cleaning And TV/Video Inspection Of Wastewater Gravity Sewer Mains - Approve novation agreement between Ridin Pipeline Services, Inc., Philip Utilities/Ridin Pipeline Services, Inc., and Hillsborough County; and, extend contract for one thirty-day period and authorize the Purchasing Director to approve up to two additional thirty-day extensions if deemed necessary in a total not-to-exceed amount of $40,000 for the extension period, as provided for in the contract.

I-A-2 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Accept conveyance of a 10' x 10' perpetual utility easement being donated by AutoZone, Inc., to provide easement area necessary for the County to service the meter facility to be located on the proposed AutoZone site at the southeast corner of US 301 and Broadway Street.

b. Accept conveyance of a 10' x 60' perpetual utility easement being donated by Westbrook Westchase, L. P., a Delaware Limited Partnership to provide a water meter easement so service can be provided and maintained within the Westchase development in an area identified as Westchase Section@413" designated as a future County park site.

c. Approve release of two off-site drainage easements acquired by the County in 1992 which are no longer needed. Also, authorize the Chairman to execute the necessary documents in favor of Westbrook Westchase, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (as successor in title to Westchase Associates and The Thomas Ranch Land Trust) to evidence said release.

d. Accept a permanent drainage easement by donation from JEM Investments, Ltd., for the Lower Sweetwater Creek-Hanley Road Berm project, and further authorize the processing and acceptance of instruments of conveyance. Further, approve payment of the property owner's attorney fees to Hill, Ward and Henderson in the amount of $360.

e. Approve a five-year lease renewal with Barkatali A. Hussain, pertaining to the sundry shop space in the lobby of County Center and authorize the Chairman to sign a lease renewal notification letter. This renewal will extend the lease from March 16, 1999, through March 15, 2004. The base rent $600 per month for 211 square feet of space, plus $22 per month for common area maintenance. In addition, the lease provides for the County to receive 8% of gross sales in excess of $120,000 per year.

f. Approve and authorize execution of a five-year lease with Fieldmark, Inc., that provides 6,750 square feet of office space for the Child Care Licensing Program and the Consumer Protection Program, at 8900 No. Armenia Avenue. The rent for the facility will be $7,117.50 per month, plus $237.89 per month to amortize the buildout cost of the space.

g. Approve and authorize execution of a five-year lease with JFJ Real Estate Limited Partnership, that provides 2,633 square feet of office space for a water Department Customer Service Center at 4802 Gunn Highway. The total monthly rent is $3,315.84 (base rent $1,865.04, plus common area maintenance of $526.60 and amortized build-out cost of $924.20).

h. Approve and execute conveyance of a Conservation Easement to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) over the existing mitigation and drainage area on Sheldon Road. Subject easement is a requirement of permits issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to Hillsborough in connection with the 4 CIP road reconstruction projects completed as a component of the DRI for the Citrus Park Mall.

i. Accept a warranty deed from the School Board of Hillsborough County for right-of-way on the south side of North Mobley Road, to facilitate construction of a turn lane at Walker Middle School.

j. Adopt resolution declaring certain County-owned properties located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Tampa, as surplus, and authorize execution of a Quit Claim Deed to the City for these properties. These five properties were acquired by tax deed(s) and are being transferred to the City pursuant to the provisions of Section 197.592(3), Florida Statutes.

k. Authorize the Chairman to execute the 1st amendment to contract, in conjunction with the ELAP Program, for purchase of property in the Brooker Creek Headwaters Site owned by Ardeth and Richard Hope, reducing the property being acquired as an AAcquisition of Convenience@ with a corresponding reduction in the purchase price and a conveyance of restricted property at no additional cost.

l. Adopt resolution and approve contract with IMC Agrico, in conjunction with the ELAP Program and the Save Our Rivers Program of Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), for the purchase of approximately 60 acres within the Little Manatee River Corridor Site with a purchase price of $141,480. In addition to the standard transaction requirements, the contract has an acreage adjustment of up to 10 acres at $2,358 per acre and that the transaction is contingent upon the Seller completing the donation of an adjoining 588 acre (MOL) tract to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Authorize the Chairman to execute other documents with the transaction, provided they do not materially alter the agreement, and authorize staff to proceed in accordance with the conditions of the contract including processing of instruments of conveyance to complete the transaction and the payment of transaction costs not-to-exceed $12,000, for a total acquisition cost (including a maximum upward acreage adjustment of $23,580) not-to-exceed $177,060. Also authorize, staff to proceed in accordance with the Interlocal Agreement with SWFWMD for reimbursement and the Chairman to execute the necessary documents for conveying the property to the District.

m. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute the Miscellaneous Professional Surveying and Mapping Services Agreement with King Engineering, Inc., in the maximum amount of $75,000, for a 2-year period.

n. Adopt a resolution and authorize the Chairman to execute contract for purchase of approximately 30 acres in conjunction with the ELAP Program, in the Boy Scout Portion Site owned by Ellen W. and Joseph V. Huskey, with a purchase price of $24,000. Authorize the Chairman to execute the contract and other documents for this transaction provided they do not materially alter the agreement. In addition to the standard requirements, the contract has an acreage adjustment of up to 3 acres at $800 per acre and is contingent upon the County acquiring an adjoining 8.9 acre tract for back-taxes of approximately $11,700 (unless a lower amount can be negotiated). Authorize staff to proceed in accordance with the conditions of the contract and payment of transaction costs not to exceed $6,000, payment of the purchase price for the contract and acreage adjustment, and payment of the back-taxes on an adjoining tract for a total acquisition cost not-to-exceed $44,100.

o. Authorize negotiations of contracts with Ellis & Menard, Lee Pallardy, Inc., Sawyer Realty Group, Inc., Corson & Associates, Knight Appraisal Services and Omni Appraisal Group for real estate appraisal services for the Delaney Creek stormwater project.

p. Reject claim from Tampa PayPhones, Inc. for reimbursement of $3,625 based on projected lost revenue, pertaining to the requested removal of a pay telephone located in County right-of-way at 12311 N. 11th Street, which has been the subject of complaints from nearby residents; authorize reimbursement not to exceed $200 for actual costs incurred in the removal and relocation of the subject telephone; and, authorize staff from the Real Estate Department and the County Attorney's Office to amend the agreement with Tampa PayPhones, Inc. regarding the process for requiring removal of public nuisance telephones.

q. Approve and authorize execution of a license agreement for the use of four County-owned facilities as polling places for the City of Tampa election to be held on March 2, 1999, with a runoff, necessary, March 23, 1999. The locations are: Ybor Branch Library, College Hill Branch Library, Hillsborough County EMC, Hanna Ave. and New Tampa Regional Library. (Material to be provided under separate cover)

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

a. Economic Development - Accept and appropriate $25,000 in Welfare-to-Work funds to develop a plan for the operation of a Welfare- to-Work program. These funds are to be used in the development of the local Welfare-to-Work Formula Grant funds for operation of the program, with no County funds required.

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

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

I-A-6 Receive report regarding update on Year 2000 Compliance.

I-A-7 Approve interlocal agreement providing $50,000 to the USF Office for Corporate Development/ Innovation and Commercialization Program for direct business technical assistance to new and existing technology manufacturing firms in Hillsborough County.

I-A-8 Approve the FY99 agreement to provide $48,500 in County funds to the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, Inc.

I-A-9 Approve the FY99 agreement to fund (1) $290,000 for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Inc., to provide economic development services as specified in the agreement; (2) $50,000 for their International Marketing economic development efforts as specified in the agreement; and, (3) an additional $20,000 of funding, designated in the same agreement, to pay for the County's membership contribution in the Tampa Bay Partnership.

I-A-10 Adopt resolution which approves the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-119, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida's qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program and provides for up to $134,000 of local financial support for a corporate expansion that will create 134 new high quality jobs. The entire amount ($134,000) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in unincorporated County. One-half ($67,000) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in a municipality of Hillsborough County.

I-A-11 Adopt resolution which approves the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-214, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida's qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program and provides for up to $189,000 of local financial support for a corporate expansion that will create 189 new high quality jobs. The entire amount ($189,000) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in unincorporated County. One-half ($94,500) to be provided by the County if the prospect expands in a municipality of Hillsborough County.

I-A-12 Receive December 1998 Financial Summary.

I-A-13 Adopt resolution supporting legislative changes and authorizing the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority to secure a subordinated loan from the Florida Department of Transporta-tion Trust Fund to provide additional funding for the Brandon Area Feeder Road #3 Project.

I. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Medical Examiner - Approve realignment of $26,000 to fund a forensic investigator position. Funds are provided by realignment of existing budgets.

I-B-2 Tampa Bay Water:

a. Approve agreement with the Tampa Bay Water under which the Cooperative Extension Service will perform consultant and professional services in the operation of the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program on behalf of Hillsborough County. The agreement shall begin upon execution and end December 30, 1999, and covers the work specified in its Scope of Services.

b. Cooperative Extension Service - Approve budget amendment resolution amend the existing budget from the estimated amount of $46,350 to the award amount of $45,000.

I-B-3 Approve agreement with Polk County Board of County Commissioners for an area Ornamental Plant Production Extension Agent position to serve growers in Polk County for the period October 1, 1998, to September 30, 1999.

I-B-4 Approve agreement with Tampa AIDS Network, Inc., under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act for provision of case management services in an amount not to exceed $44,127 and for provision of housing and housing-related services in an amount not to exceed $100,188, for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-5 Approve agreement with Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health Department, under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act, for provision of outpatient specialty care (Dermatology) in an amount not to exceed $47,448, for provision of outpatient medical care (HIV/TB co-infection) in an amount not to exceed $38,849, for provision of medications in an amount not to exceed $173,435 and for provision of substance abuse treatment/counseling in an amount not to exceed $28,850 for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-6 Approve agreement with the Department of Health, Pinellas County Health Department, under the Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act for provision of medication services to HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed of $177,711, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-7 Approve agreement with Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act, for provision of housing and housing-related services to HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $64,324, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-8 Approve the Medicaid Primary Care Disproportionate Share Participation Agreement with the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration which expands the number and type of State funded Medicaid services, effective as of July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999, for an annual amount not to exceed $606,673 and approve the Medicaid Primary Care Disproportionate Share participation Agreement with the Hillsborough County Hospital Authority and the Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., effective July 1, 1998, through June 30, 1999, which allows for deduction from Tampa General Hospital Health Care Plan bills in an amount not to exceed $606,673.

I-B-9 Approve agreement with St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc., for provision of HIV+ related primary medical care services to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $101,437, for the period beginning March, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-10 Approve agreement with Francis House, Inc., for provision of Child Day/Respite Care services to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $29,047 for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-11 Approve 2nd modification to agreement with Florida Mortuary Services West, Inc., for cremation services for eligible indigent residents of Hillsborough County, which increases the annual not-to-exceed amount of the contract from $42,037 to $57,037 for a net increase of $15,000. Funds are available in the Department's budget.

I-B-12 Approve agreement with Red Ribbon Homestead, Inc., for provision of home delivered food services to HIV+ individuals in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties in an amount not to exceed $37,948, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-13 Approve agreement with Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Mental Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Gulf Coast Community Care, under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act, for provision of housing and housing-related services in an amount not to exceed $14,398, food/food pantry services in an amount not to exceed $19,840, and case management in an amount not to exceed $54,162 for HIV+ individuals in Pasco and Hernando Counties, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-14 Approve agreement with Operation PAR, Inc., under Title I of the Ryan White CARE Act, for provision of substance abuse treatment/counseling services to HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County in an amount not to exceed $148,484, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-15 Approve agreement with University of South Florida, acting for the Board of Regents, a public corporation of the State of Florida, for provision of adolescent primary care services to HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County in an amount not to exceed $59,952, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, with no County funds required.

I-B-16 Approve non-competitive Social Services agreements with the Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS), for the period November 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in an amount not to exceed of $100,309, and with the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Inc. (DACCO) for adult residential treatment services for jail offenders, for the period December 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $100,309, and with Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc., for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, in an amount not to exceed of $339,300, for intensive day/night and outpatient substance abuse treatment program to provide specialized substance abuse treatment for certain non-violent Hillsborough County offenders while assisting in the reduction of jail overcrowding.

I-B-17 Approve 6th modification to Agreement #94-1538 with the Suncoast Health Council, Inc., and Health Council of West Central Florida, Inc., d/b/a The Health Councils, Inc., extending the contract for a three-month period, in the amount of $43,791 for provision of administration and other services to support the Title I HIV Health Services Planning Council, and $5,000 for provision of case manager training under the Ryan White CARE Act, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending May 31, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-18 Approve 6th modification to Agreement #96-0306 with Francis House, Inc., increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of Respite Care services for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County from $61,874 to $71,874, for the period ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-19 Approve 7th modification to Agreement #96-0311 with Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health Department, under the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing funding for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, for provision of HIV/TB outpatient medical care services from $39,840, for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-20 Approve 4th modification to Agreement #97-0464 with American Preferred Prescription, Florida, Inc., decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of medication services from $227,453 to $153,453, for the period ending February 28, 1998, with no County funds required.

I-B-21 Approve 4th modification to Agreement #97-1207 with Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health Department, decreasing funding for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, for provision of primary medical care services from $107,747 to $91,732, for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-22 Approve 2nd modification to Agreement #98-0132 with EMPACT Resource Service Center, Inc., under Title II of the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of case management from $73,304 to $64,933, for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, for the period beginning April 1, 1998, and ending March 31, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-23 Approve 2nd modification to Agreement #98-0134 with Hardee County Health Department, under Title II of the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of case management from $18,862 to $4,862, and direct client services from $10,243 to $4,243, for HIV+ individuals in Hardee County, for the period beginning April 1, 1998, and ending March 31, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-24 Approve 2nd modification to Agreement #98-0135 with Hardee County Health Department, decreasing the maximum amount payable for provision of case management from $1,963 to $163 for HIV+ individuals in Hardee County, for the period beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-25 Approve 2nd modification to Agreement #98-0335 with Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., under the Ryan white CARE Act, increasing the maximum amount payable from $30,797 to $32,554 for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 28, 1999, for provision of client legal advocacy for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-26 Approve 3rd modification to Agreement #98-0341 with Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act renewing the agreement in the amount of $46,960, for the period beginning March 1, 1999, and ending February 29, 2000, for provision of housing assistance services for HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, with no County funds required.

I-B-27 Approve 3rd modification to Agreement #98-0346 with Department of Health, Hillsborough County Health Department, under the Ryan White CARE Act, decreasing funding for provision of mental health treatment/counseling from $24,867 to $20,867, and increasing medication services from $298,733 to $397,748, both for the period beginning March 1, 1998, and ending February 28, 1999, for HIV+ individuals in Hillsborough County, with no County funds required.

I-B-28 Approve 3rd modification to Agreement #98-0350 with St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc., increasing the maximum amount payable for provision of primary medical care from $185,458 to $215,458, for the period ending February 28, 1999, with no County funds required.

I-B-29 Northwest Regional Library:

a. Approve a $400,000 grant toward replacement of the Northwest Regional Library from the Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

b. Library Services - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $400,000 awarded by the Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services for the Northwest Regional Library.

I-B-30 Approve 1st modification to Amendment No. 1 to Operating Addendum No. 1 to the Affiliation Agreement #98-0835 with University of South Florida to add University Medical Services Association as a distinct billing and payment entity for certain program costs, to accommodate the accounting practices of USF.

I-B-31 Approve 2nd modification to contract with Eagle Drug Company, Inc., a registered entity under the County's SBE program, for provision of pharmacy services to indigent participants in the Hillsborough county Health Care Plan, which increases the annual not-to-exceed amount of the contract from $180,000 to $261,682 for a net increase of $81,682.

I-B-32 Approve 3rd modification to agreement with Americare Ambulance Service, Inc., for provision of medical transportation services for eligible participants in the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan, which increases the not-to-exceed amount of the contract for the period beginning October 15, 1997, up to and including October 14, 1998, from $30,000 to $31,800 for a net increase of $1,800. Funds are available in the department's budget.

I-B-33 Receive status report on implementation of the Hillsborough Hunger Task Force recommendations.

I. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

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

a. Solid Waste Management - Appropriate $1,381,107 in beginning fund balance in the Solid Waste fund, and approve expenditures implementing the non-contingent remedial actions at the Taylor Road Landfill Superfund Site.

I-C-2 Approve a HOME agreement with the Alliance for Affordable Housing, Inc., which provides $150,000 from the required Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) set-aside funds for acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction and $50,000 from the CHDO's administrative and operational set-aside. The maximum amount payable by the County under this agreement will be $200,000.

I-C-3 Accept a check in the amount of $8,500 from the Friends of the County Parks to be allocated for scholarships for the After-School and Summer Programs.

I-C-4 Approve recommendation by the Public Art Committee to accept a AGift of Art@ donated to the County, through the Parks and Recreation Department on December 2, 1998, by Mr. Johnny Alterman of Wellington, Florida.

I-C-5 Approve Change Order No. 1 (final) to contract with Phoenix Home Builders, Inc., for renovations and additions to the concession stand building at Gill Field District Park, increasing contract amount by $1,074.17, no additional contract time is needed.

I-C-6 Authorize the County Administrator to execute the Letter of Understanding with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to construct, at no cost to the County, a 5-foot wide paved shoulder on the south/southeast side of Bruce B. Downs Blvd., from St. Croix Drive to Tampa city limits.

I-C-7 Approve the cooperative funding agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for continuation of the Hillsborough Lake Management/Monitoring Program for FY 1999. The County's share for this cooperative agreement is $92,575.

I-C-8 Approve 1st modification to agreement with Environmental Research & Design, Inc., for professional services to add one whole lake treatment to the scope of work for the East Lake Restoration project, and add $26,681 to current cost for a new total upper cap of $201,141.

I-C-9 Approve extension of current closure of Fritzke Road, between Glen Harwell Road and Stafford Road, from February 18, 1999, to September 18, 1999, to complete the demolition and construction of a new bridge over Interstate 4.

I-C-10 Approve joint project agreement with the City of Temple Terrace for construction of the Riverhills Drainage Improvements as part of the City of Temple Terrace's Temple Terrace Estates/ Brightwater Subdivision Sanitary Sewer Improvements.

I-C-11 Approve 1st amendment to the agreement for professional engineering services pertaining to the County's water and wastewater utility system revenue bonds with Camp Dresser & McKee Inc., as the County's Bond Engineer, to establish the scope of services for the 2nd year of contract at a maximum amount payable of $591,461 for those services.

I-C-12 Adopt initial assessment resolutions for the following four Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Units as the initial procedure in creating a Municipal Service Benefit Unit under Ordinance 96-7; and, set a public hearing date on March 17, 1999, at 2:00 p.m., to consider adopting the Final Assessment Resolutions required by Ordinance 96-7 to create each benefit unit and to implement assessments against each property within each benefit unit for collection of Capacity and Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Fees.

I. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

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

a. Community Liaison Section - Accept and appropriate a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant award in the amount of $1,464,357 (including in-kind match for $133,123) from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance for the use of drug treatment and Law Enforcement programs.

I-D-2 Accept revenue sharing check in the amount of $2,245.30 from AAA Business Travel which represents a percentage of return on AAA's commission from the airlines for domestic air sales for the period of July 1997, through June 1998.

I-D-3 Approve contract agreements with Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., in the amount of $15,000; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc., in the amount of $17,500; and Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, Inc., in the amount of $22,500, in budgeted U.S. Department of Justice Weed & Seed Grant funds. These contracts would provide specialized social services to eligible residents in the USF Weed & Seed target area for the period of January 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999. (Material to be provided under separate cover)

I. E. LEGAL SERVICES

I-E-1 Authorize County Attorney's Office to join in Petition for Writ of Certiorari to be filed on behalf of Palm River Point, Inc., Venellia Randolph, Melinda Johnson and Rosendo Morfin.

I. F. OTHER OFFICES

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

a. Environmental Protection Commission - Accept and appropriate $809.277 for amended Title V Air Pollution Control Contract AQ127 with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; thereby, reducing original amount of $1,054,000 by $244,723.

b. Environmental Protection Commission - Accept and appropriate $310,000 for new agreement AAmbient Air Quality Monitoring@ funded by Department of Environmental Protection, FDEP, with no General funds required.

c. Environmental Protection Commission - Accept and appropriate $30,000 for an agreement between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission for an Artificial Fishing Reef Program, with no general funds required.

I-F-2 Accept and approve a Grant-in-Aid agreement in the amount of $124,738 with the Office of the State Courts Administrator to cover costs incurred under Article V of the Florida Constitution and authorize the Chairman to sign the grant and letter setting forth the detailed spending plan.

I-F-3 Children Advocacy Center:

a. Accept a Psychosocial Evaluation Grant and a Supervised Visitation Grant for the Children's Advocacy Center from the Victim of Crime Act.

b. Court Administration - Approve budget amendment resolution to appropriate $51,963 and $38,554, respectively, in grant funds for the above two grants, $500 each in grant funds for special training classes and $12,990 and $9,638, respectively, for in-kind match.

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

I-G-1 Receipt of Official Board Records: (Reports to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into official records)

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

b. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Trust Fund and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Alternate Source Fund reports for the month ended December 31, 1998.

c. Audited financial statements of Tampa Bay Water for fiscal year ended September 30, 1998.

d. Financial Statements for the following special districts for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, as required by County Ordinances.

North Lakes Maintenance District
Valrico Manor Special Dependent Tax District

e. Minutes of the meetings of the following Community Development Districts:

Heritage Isles - November 2 and 16, 1998
Westchase - November 17, 1998

f. Auditor General, State of Florida, Report No. 13376, an audit of the Hillsborough County District School Board for fiscal year ended June 30, 1998.

g. In compliance with Florida Statute, Section 195.087, first budget amendment for the Hillsborough County Tax Collector for the period October 1, 1998, through September 30, 1999, as submitted to the Office of Budget Services, Tallahassee.

I-G-2 Approval to delete capital equipment items from County inventory by various departments as indicated in agenda backup.

I-G-3 Approval of remittance of $344.12 to the Clerk of Circuit Court for lists of folios on which no bids were received at the tax deed sale of January 25, 1999.

I-G-4 Approve execution of lease purchase agreement with IBM for System 9672/R22 model computer.

I-G-5 Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of February 9-15, 1999, to be released February 17, 1999.

I-G-6 Approve minutes:

Regular Meeting January 6, 1999
Land Use January 12, 1999
PH/Firearm Regulation January 12, 1999
WS/Transportation January 13, 1999
WS/BRC Recommendations and Growth Comp Plan January 13, 1999

II. AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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REGULAR AGENDA

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

2:00pm III-1 Consider annexing street lighting services areas to the Hillsborough County Consolidated Street Lighting Special Purpose District and related street lighting items, for the 1999 Tax Year.

2:00pm III-2 Consider adoption of an ordinance requiring that elected public officials post a bond. The proposed ordinance will require that the bonds be in the same amount as was required before the statute was amended. (Material to be provided under separate cover)

IV. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

1:30pm IV-1 Appearance by Attorney Peter J. Kelly, representing MacDonald Training Center, to release reverters held by Hillsborough County in two acres of a 20.3 acre parcel of real property located at intersection of Boy Scout Road and Lois Avenue.

1:45pm IV-2 Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $55 million of Private Activity 501(c) (3) Bond Financing from University Community Hospital, Inc.

3:00pm IV-3 Appearance by Ms. Mary S. Presnell, Real Estate Specialist, US Postal Services, to brief the Board on the proposed postal facilities in the Carrollwood and Bloomingdale areas.

2:45pm IV-4 Appearance by Mr. Frank DeBose, Chairman, Hillsborough County Housing Finance Authority, to present a check to Emmy Acton, County Attorney.

V. A. MANAGEMENT SERVICES

V-A-1 REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT ITEMS:

a. Receive the Updated Building Master Plan's Final Report and authorize the County Administrator to use this planning document's recommendations as a guide to accommodate the County's office space and parking demands in an orderly and cost-effective manner through the Year 2020.

b. Authorize the County Administrator to pursue acquisition of a site to construct a parking garage to meet the County's short-term downtown parking needs and accommodate the Court Facilities Improvement Project.

V-A-2 Approve the following budget amendment resolution.

a. Debt Management - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $48,070 from the Countywide General Fund Reserve for Contingency to provide salary for a new position in the Debt Management Department.

V. B. HUMAN SERVICES

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

a. Aging Services - Appropriate by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00, $40,200 from the Reserve for Contingency Fund to fund the recommendations of the Hillsborough County Hunger Task Force as outlined in agenda backup, which was approved by the Board on the November 12, 1998, Board Meeting. Also, accept and appropriate $179,859 in Federal USFA funds as per 1st amendment to Contract #USDA 99-1 approved by the Board on January 6, 1999, to provide funding for the Department of Aging Services Breakfast Meal Program for the period January 1, 1999, through September 30, 1999, with no additional County funds required.

V-B-2 Approve two changes to the General and Financial Assistance Policy relating to Unemployable due to Medical Barriers, and assistance for persons under sponsorship of non-immigrants.

V-B-3 Receive report and approve recommendations regarding remediation of transportation problems for the disadvantaged. (Deferred from February 3 meeting) (Material to be provided under separate cover)

V. C. COMMUNITY SERVICES

V-C-1 Approve staff recommendations regarding funding of additional support for addressing water supply issues faced by the County, which relate to Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, through an increase in water rates and a transfer from General Fund Contingency. (Material to be provided under separate cover)

V. D. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OFFICES

V-D-1 Adopt a 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. (Deferred from February 3 meeting)

V-D-2 Request direction regarding response to Senator John Grant's letter reacting to the County's proposed amendatory language for Local Bill 4 relating to hospital liens.

V-D-3 Approve an interlocal agreement with the University of South Florida to fund a portion of a high technology bio-medical incubator facility, in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million (Material to be provided under separate cover)

V-D-4 Discussion regarding information for February 18 Transportation public meeting.

V. E. LEGAL SERVICES

V. F. OTHER OFFICES

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

V. I. 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. Letter from Darrell W. Katz regarding Hillsborough County's maintenance of rights-of-way, and requesting that Hillsborough County aggressively pursue Abottle bill@ legislation..

b. Letter and sample resolution from Thomas Bracko, Cerritos, California, requesting Hillsborough County consider supporting English as the language of our government.

3:15pm VI-4 Discussion regarding growing problems with non-residential garbage service. (Comm. Norman)

VI-5 Discussion regarding the 1999 Countywide Citizen Survey of County Services. (Comm. Frank)

VI-6 Discussion relating to transportation issues and the 2012 Olympics. (Comm. Hart) (Material to be provided under separate cover)

VII. STAFF REPORTS

2:30pm VII-1 Update on status of County Audit Report #68, Ice Palace ticket surcharge records audit.

LIST OF ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR A TIME CERTAIN:

11:00am Items moved from Consent Section

1:30pm IV-1 Appearance by Attorney Peter J. Kelly, representing MacDonald Training Center, to release reverters held by Hillsborough County in two acres of a 20.3 acre parcel of real property located at intersection of Boy Scout Road and Lois Avenue.

1:45pm IV-2 Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $55 million of Private Activity 501(c) (3) Bond Financing from University Community Hospital, Inc.

2:00pm III-1 Annexation of street lighting services areas to the Hillsborough County Consolidated Street Lighting Special Purpose District and related street lighting items, for the 1999 Tax Year.

2:00pm III-2 Adoption of an ordinance requiring that elected public officials post a bond. The proposed ordinance will require that the bonds be in the same amount as was required before the statute was amended.

2:30pm VII-1 Update on status of County Audit Report #68, Ice Palace ticket surcharge records audit.

2:45pm IV-4 Appearance by Mr. Frank DeBose, Chairman, Hillsborough County Housing Finance Authority, to present a check to Emmy Acton, County Attorney.

3:00pm IV-3 Appearance by Ms. Mary S. Presnell, Real Estate Specialist, to brief the Board on the proposed postal facilities in the Carrollwood and Bloomingdale areas.

3:15pm VI-4 Discussion regarding growing problems with non-residential garbage service. (Comm. Norman)

ADDENDUM TO FEBRUARY 17, 1999 AGENDA

OFF-THE-AGENDA ITEMS:

V-D-5 Performance audit of the Community Improvement Department Revised Scope of Services - Contract Award.

VI-7 Discussion regarding reaffirmation of BOCC’s support of Egmont Key and to thank Representative Bradley and Senator Hargrett for their support. (Comm. Platt) (To be heard at 2:45 p.m.)

DEFERRALS/DELETIONS:

IV-4 Appearance by Mr. Frank DeBose, Chairman, Hillsborough County Housing Finance Authority -- DELETE FROM AGENDA -.

V-D-3 Interlocal agreement with the University of South Florida to fund a portion of a high technology bio-medical incubator facility, in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million - DEFER UNTIL MARCH 3 BOCC MEETING -

CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA:

I-A-1i General Equipment Maintenance System (GEMS) Upgrade to M4CS, bid no. S-563-99 for Fleet Maintenance Department, strike the words “or minus” in the recommendation.

I-E-1 Add the following sentence to the end of the agenda item: “in the case of Florida Water Services Corporation v. the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County Florida, Circuit Case # 98 07189, Division H."

V-C-1 Funding of additional support for addressing water supply issues faced by the County which relate to Tampa Bay Water and SWFWMD -- AMEND ITEM TO RECEIVE VERBAL STAFF UPDATE AND CONTINUE DISCUSSION UNTIL THE FEBRUARY 24 BOCC WORKSHOP.

MOVE FROM CONSENT TO BE HEARD AT 11:00 A.M.

I-A-1f Bid regarding US 41/SR 45 (Florida/Nebraska) Apex To Pasco County Line - Landscaping Project. (Comm. Platt)

I-A-10 The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-119, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida’s qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program and provides for up to $134,000 of local financial support for a corporate expansion that will create 134 new high quality jobs. (Comm. Platt)

I-A-11 The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #98-214, as a Qualified Applicant to Florida’s qualified Target Industries Tax Refund Program and provides for up to $189,000 of local financial support for a corporate expansion that will create 189 new high quality jobs. (Comm. Platt)

ITEMS SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD AT A TIME CERTAIN:

11:00 a.m. Items moved from Consent Section

1:30 p.m. IV-1 Appearance by Attorney Peter J. Kelly, representing MacDonald Training Center, to release reverters held by Hillsborough County in two acres of a 20.3 acre parcel of real property located at intersection of Boy Scout Road and Lois Avenue.

1:45 p.m. IV-2 Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $55 million of Private Activity 501(c) (3) Bond Financing from University Community Hospital, Inc.

2:00 p.m. III-1 Annexation of street lighting services areas to the Hillsborough County Consolidated Street Lighting Special Purpose District and related street lighting items, for the 1999 Tax Year.

III-2 Adoption of an ordinance requiring that elected public officials post a bond. The proposed ordinance will require that the bonds be in the same amount as was required before the statute was amended.

2:30 p.m. VII-4 Update on status of County Audit Report #68, Ice Palace ticket surcharge records audit.

2:45 p.m. VI-7 Discussion regarding reaffirmation of BOCC’s support of Egmont Key and to thank Representative Bradley and Senator Hargrett for their support. (Comm. Platt) *

3:00 p.m. IV-3 Appearance by Ms. Mary S. Presnell, Real Estate Specialist, to brief the Board on the proposed postal facilities in the Carrollwood and Bloomingdale areas.

3:15 p.m. VI-4 Discussion regarding growing problems with non-residential garbage service. (Comm. Norman) *

3:30 p.m. V-C-1 Recommendations regarding funding of additional support for addressing water supply issues faced by the County, which relate to Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, through an increase in water rates and a transfer from General Fund Contingency.

4:00 p.m. V-D-2 Response to Senator John Grant’s letter reacting to the County’s proposed amendatory language for Local Bill 4 relating to hospital liens.

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

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