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Thursday, November 12, 1998
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Thursday, November 12, 1998, BOCC Meeting

Consent Section:

The consent agenda, containing 80 items, was presented to the Board for consideration. Six items were removed from consent by Board members for questions or discussion. All of the consent items were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

I-A-1j Bid no. PC-299-98 for stormwater work order construction services was deferred until December 2. Bid no. PC-300-98 was approved as recommended by staff.

I-A-2h The agreement with City of Temple Terrace and Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club (Bullard Parkway, Ridgedale to 78th Street road improvement project) was deferred due to an indemnification issue until December 2.

I-A-2i The proposal from Florida College to convey right-of-way to Hillsborough County for the widening of Bullard Parkway, Ridgedale to 78th Street, was deferred due to an indemnification issue until December 2.

I-C-13 The request to set a public hearing to consider an ordinance establishing the Governmental Utility Authority was deleted from the agenda.

Additional follow-up is required on the following:

I-C-18 The Board received the report regarding the Water Department performance audit update. The County Administrator offered to provide another 6-month update on the status of recommendations. Mike McWeeny will follow through and schedule on the May 19, 1999, agenda.

Audience Comments:

Six individuals appeared during the Audience Comments portion of the meeting, as follows:

‚ Hannah Head spoke regarding the hiring of a law firm to advise BOCC members regarding the Tampa General Hospital Grand Jury investigation. She also spoke regarding water quality issues relating to the pumping of water from Crystal Springs.

‚ Martha Stem spoke regarding the relocation of All People's Life Center to Museum of Science and Industry property. She spoke in support of funding for the Center.

‚ Barbara Merritt presented a petition from the Buffalo Estates Homeowners Association relaying concerns about the traffic signal at the intersection of M.L. King Boulevard and Orient Road. She alleged that 18 accidents have occurred since the signal was removed and would like to have the signal re-activated. Bernardo Garcia will review the petition, discuss with FDOT, and provide a response to the Board by December 15.

Ms. Merritt also spoke on inconsistent charges for special garbage pickups by garbage collection franchises in her area. Daryl Smith will review this issue and take action as necessary. He will provide a report to the Board by November 30.

Ms. Merritt requested that the Board review the agreements with Gulf Ridge Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, which provides social services to residents of Hillsborough County. (The Board had previously approved item I-A-11 earlier in the meeting as part of the consent agenda.) Eric Johnson will provide a report to Ms. Merritt and the Board by December 15.

‚ Marilyn Smith spoke on the Office of Neighborhood Relations and the County's Landscape Ordinance. She alleged that the County is breaking its own rules by removing oak trees in order to construct roadways in the Woodberry/Lakewood area. Burt Folce will review Ms. Smith's comments and provide a report to Ms. Smith and the Board by November 30.

‚ George Lorenzo, representing Professional Pharmacy Consultants of Florida, Inc., expressed concern regarding the staff recommendation on the pharmacy advisor services RFQ. (Item V-A-1a was deferred by the Board until December 2.) Ted Grable will provide pertinent information to all three parties.

‚ Joyce Smith spoke regarding the Links Project and advised that citizens of Clearwater and Town >N Country are against tolls on this roadway.

Public Hearings:

III-1 The Board approved an amendment to the Northdale Special Dependent District Ordinance, Ord. 92-36, to delete existing language that imposes trustee term limits, consistent with all other ordinances establishing other special dependent districts.

III-2 The Board approved an ordinance creating the East Lake Park Special Dependent District .

III-3 The Board opened and continued to December 2, 1998, at 2:00 p.m., the public hearing to repeal the existing Code Enforcement Ordinance 95-1 and implementing a new ordinance pertaining to Hillsborough County's Code Enforcement System.

Scheduled Appearances:


Regular Agenda:

V-A-1a The RFQ for pharmacy advisor services was deferred until December 2.

V-B-1 The Board approved staff's recommendation to amend the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Social Services, General & Financial Assistance Policy Manual adopted by the BOCC February, 1998, to include assisted living facility (ALF), boarding home (BH) and rooming house (RH) allowances as Appendix #2, page 16, and authorized payment to any licensed Hillsborough County willing provider on a per client basis as indicated in agenda backup.

V-B-2 The Board approved staff's recommendations regarding eight Hunger Task Force recommendations outlined in the agenda backup material. Also the Board approved a budget amendment transferring $40,200 from the Reserve for Contingency to fund the recommendations.

V-C-1 Staff requested a deferral until December 2 on the notice of termination of the contract with Morgan Construction Corporation for renovations to Midway Fire Station project.

V-C-2 The Board received staff's report and approved the recommendation to proceed with non-binding arbitration in an effort to reach an agreement with the Lower Sweetwater Creek Restoration Committee in connection with the Sweetwater Creek silting issue. The Board approved entering into an agreement with the committee to govern discovery necessary for the non-binding arbitration. The Board directed that staff report back to the Board on the status of the arbitration within sixty days. Bernardo Garcia will coordinate this matter and report back to the Board at its meeting of January 20, 1999.

V-C-3 The Board concurred with the recommendation of Pat Bean and Ray Allen regarding the settlement of the cases: Hillsborough County v. Geraci's; and Geraci's v. Hillsborough County. The cases relate to truck traffic along Sun Lake Boulevard and the upland habitat ordinance.

Also, the Board authorized the County Attorney to draft an amendment to the upland habitat ordinance. The public hearing will be scheduled for December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

V-D-1 The Board approved the scheduling of the following workshop:

a. Connection Incentives (this workshop will be scheduled after January 1.)

V-D-2 The Board discussed the scheduling of the workshop on 2020 Transportation Plan. The MPO has taken action to approve the 2020 Transportation Plan. In absence of a Board motion to cancel the workshop on the transportation plan, the workshop will remain on the schedule for December 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Commissioners' Section:

VI-1 Commissioners presented reports from boards and councils on which they serve, as follows:

‚ Commissioner Turanchik and Commissioner Chillura reported on the MPO meeting. The 2020 Transportation Plan was approved and the Linebaugh Avenue widening issue was dealt with.

‚ Commissioner Chillura reported that the executive director of the Tampa Port Authority has taken the position of assistant director. The port is searching for a new executive director.

‚ Commissioner Berger reported that the Ruskin and Wimauma communities are coordinating a drive to send food and other items to the hurricane victims in Honduras.

‚ Commissioner Platt reported on Keep Hillsborough Beautiful Committee activities during the upcoming weekend relating to recycling.

VI-2 Appointments were made by Commissioners to the Electrical Board of Appeals & Examiners and the Arts Council.

VI-3a The Board received a letter from Warren H. Newell, Board of County Commissioners, Palm Beach County, District III, regarding pawn shops. The Board referred this matter to the Community Improvement Department for review and recommendation. Charlotte Emrick will prepare an acknowledgment letter for the Chairman's signature. Kevin McConnell has been tasked with providing a report back to the Board at the December 2 meeting.

VI-4 As per Commissioner Norman's request, the Board authorized the Chairman to send a letter to the Temple Terrace City Council requesting the City's consideration in the naming the new Temple Terrace Arts Center after Mayor Bob Woodard. Pat Bean will prepare a letter for the Chairman's signature.

VI-5 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding relocation of the All People's Life Center to the Museum of Science and Industry property. The Board concurred with staff's recommendation to relocate the All People's Life Center to the MOSI property.

VI-6 The Board conducted its annual performance evaluation of the County Administrator. The Board concurred with the Chairman's recommendation to grant a 6% salary increase effective October 1, 1998. Additionally, the Board added 14 months to the County Administrator's employment agreement by changing the date as found in paragraph A of Section 3 - from September 30, 2000, to November 30, 2001.

Also the Board concurred with the Chairman's recommendation to continue discussion of the goals proposed by the County Administrator for 1999 to the Board's Retreat scheduled for December 9. Specific objectives in support of goals are to be developed by the County Administrator for the Board's consideration.

VI-7 Commissioner Chillura led a discussion regarding the relocation of bats at Houlihan's Stadium. The Board passed a motion to request the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to fund the cost for relocating the bats. Bill Armstrong will contact the Bucs owners and the Tampa Sports Authority and convey the Board's position. Mr. Armstrong will provide a report back to the Board at its December 2 meeting.

VI-8 Commissioner Berger inquired about County policy on the naming of recreation centers. Ed Radice provided an explanation of the Board policy.

Staff Reports:

Farewell Ceremony:

Following the BOCC meeting and CIT Workshop, the Board held a farewell ceremony honoring retiring Commissioners, Dottie Berger and Joe Chillura.

Respectfully submitted,

Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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