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Recap:
Thursday, June 17, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, June 16, 1999, BOCC Meeting



Consent Section:

The consent agenda, containing 83 items, was presented to the Board for consideration. One item was 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-B-14 The Board continued until June 30 the staff request to authorize an exception to the County's Purchasing Policy that allows the Health and Social Services Department, with the assistance of Purchasing and the County Attorney's Office, to negotiate directly with Health Care Plan providers. Several questions were raised by Commissioners, thus, necessitating a continance of the item. Cretta Johnson will reschedule this item on June 30 and prepare responses to all questions resultant from the Board discussion.

I-E-2 At the request of the County Attorney, the settlement of declaratory action regarding Mann-Wagnon Park was deferred until June 30. The County Attorney's Office will reschedule this item for June 30.

Additional follow up is required on the following:

I-A-2k The BOCC policy to locate four regional service centers in the northwest, east (Brandon), south, and Plant City areas will be rescheduled September 1, by Mike Kelly.I-A-2l The BOCC policy regarding use of county-owned real estate to include a reference to the use of alcoholic beverages on County-owned property will be rescheduled by Mike Kelly for July 22.

I-A-10 The following items will be rescheduled by Eric Johnson on August 4, 1999:

a. Report regarding implementation schedule related to defining service standards and performance based management, as requested by the BOCC during its workshop on March 10, 1999.
b. Report on developing a process that will lead to community indicators.
c. Report regarding policy for County services to be delivered in an efficient and cost effective manner.
d. Report regarding the Board of County Commissioners' adopting a policy that decisions will be made based on data. (Blue Ribbon Committee Workshop on March 10)

I-E-3 The County Attorney's Office will reschedule on June 30 the report on insurance coverage that would cover legal fees for employees who are sued as part of their job.

I-E-4 The County Attorney's Office will reschedule on July 22 the report regarding an amendment to Ordinance No. 97-14 to allow the use of alcoholic beverages in County parks.

Audience Comments:

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

Bob Reutti spoke regarding the proposed Tampa Bay Water reservoir and is concerned about construction of the berm which will be near his home. He also mentioned the proposed purchase of a park in his neighborhood that has never materialized as well as access to ELAPP property. Ed Radice will make contact and speak directly to him.

Vin Marchetti, an Attorney representing Greenway Commercial Properties, appeared regarding alleged violations of a County ordinance by Marriott ACLF. A water line to serve the ACLF was constructed on his client's private property without consent. He requested that the county not issue a certificate of occupancy until after the water line is re-located from the property. Also a 50 x 10 berm was installed without consent by Marriott. Further, he indicated that the facts were misrepresented to the County in order for permits to be issued. The County was made aware of this problem on June 14. The Board referred this matter to the County Administrator and County Attorney for report back during the Land Use meeting on June 22. Susan Adams and Emmy Acton will schedule a report regarding this matter on June 22.

.Martha Stem requested the Board's consideration in locating the All People's Life Center at its original location on Sligh Avenue, rather than MOSI.

Bob Wooten spoke regarding Two Rivers Ranch and Tampa Bay Water.

Dottie Berger spoke in support of the item regarding Joshua House (Agenda Item V-A-3).

Marilyn Smith spoke regarding the budget for public access and delineation of the budget for the Water Team. Commissioner Frank advised her that the Board had already requested that delineation during the June 15 Budget Workshop.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings in the area of low income housing.

Nolan Cook spoke regarding Tampa Bay Water issues.

Public Hearings:

III-1 The Board amended resolutions R97-241 to provide for the pledge of Community Investment Tax revenues to the Series 1999 Bonds for Court Facilities.

III-2 The Board amended resolutions R98-266 to provide for the pledge of Community Investment Tax revenues to the Series 1999 Bonds for Court Facilities.

III-3 The Board adopted the final assessment resolutions required by Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units described as : Northwest Water Capacity Assessment Unit 99201, Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99203, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99206, South Water Capacity Assessment Unit 99207, South Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99209, VanDyke Capacity Assessment Unit 99210, to impose capacity assessments against property therein and to approve the capacity assessment rolls.

Scheduled Appearances:

IV-1 Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, presented an application for $36,000,000 Private Activity Bond (IDA) Financing from Senior Care Group, Inc. a 501(c)(3) company. The Board approved the application as presented.

IV-2 Tampa Bay Water representatives requested the Board conceptually approve their proposal for the purchase of approximately 148 acres of County land for the proposed reservoir site, purchase of a perpetual easement not to exceed 50 feet in width adjacent to the northeasterly boundary of the Read ELAPP site, purchase of a 50 foot wide perpetual easement for the existing northwest transmission pipeline in the Citrus Park area, and granting of a conservation and preservation easement across approximately 275 acres of land along the Long Flat Creek corridor in the vicinity of the Balm Boyette Scrub site thereby providing a portion of an important habitat link between the Balm Boyette Scrub and the Fish Hawk site at no cost to the County's ELAP Program. Issues raised by Board members include: 1) Wants to insure that maximum safety standards are included, particularly with high elevation (Frank, Norman); 2) If the dam is breached, which way would the water flow? (Frank) and are there surety bonds, etc. to cover losses? (Hart); 3) What are the potential areas or restrictions for growth in the area? (Frank); 4) Need detail on amounts of bond issues (Frank); 5) What are potential hazards for people living near the proposed reservoir? (Frank); 6) TBW to supply Commissioner Platt in writing information on the proven technology for this type of reservoir (Platt); 7) What are commitments regarding ELAPP property (Platt); 8) Has concerns about including reverter clauses and concerns about access, easements and conservation areas. (Hart); and 9) Other concerns with growth management, transportation, neighborhoods, and business communities for this project.

The Board passed a motion to approve the recommendation of the Water Team for conceptual approval of the above item, with the understanding that the Water Team will negotiate for the inclusion of items identified by the Board in the final purchase agreement and that the County will reserve the right not to approve the sale of the property when the agreement comes back to the Board if those issues are not satisfactorily addressed. Mike Kelly will take the lead on this project, with support of the Water Team, and reschedule this item.

Regular Agenda:

V-A-1 The Board adopted a resolution (a) approving the form of a preliminary official statement for the Court Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 1999, in connection with the financing of the Court Facilities Improvement Project; (b) approving the forms of a final notice of sale and bid form; and, (c) delegating to the County Administrator the authority to negotiate with and select a bond insurer, to deem final the preliminary official statement, and to award the bonds to the best conforming bid. In addition, the Board approved an amendment to Bond Resolution R99-100 adopted on June 2, 1999.

V-A-2a The Board approved a budget amendment to appropriate the proceeds of the Court Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 1999, and various revenues and appropriations committed by the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to the funds and accounts established by Bond Resolution R99-100 for the flow and uses provided therein.

V-A-3 The Board determined that construction of a group home for Joshua House by the Children's Home Society is new growth and subject to the assessment of impact fees; declare payment of impact fees on behalf of applicant as a public purpose; consistent with the Board of County Commissioners' previous actions regarding Joshua House. Additionally, the Board appropriated $2,703 from the General Fund Reserve for Contingency for the payment of impact fees.

V-B-1 Community Care For Elderly:

a. The Board approved a standard contract with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., for the Department of Aging Services' Community Care for the Elderly Program for the period of July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000. Total program cost is $2,191,300 of which $1,234,698 is State General Revenue, $137,188 local Required Match ($72,306 Cash & $64,882 In-Kind); and, $819,414 Additional County Support for twelve months.

b. The Board approved a budget amendment to accept and appropriate $1,234,698 in State General Revenue funds and $137,188 ($72,306 Cash & $64,882 In-Kind) for the Department of Aging Services' CCE Program for the period July 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000, as per Contract #CCE 2000-1 with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.; and, appropriate $184,889 in Additional County Support of which $82,591 requires a super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.02.05.00 from the General Fund Reserve for Contingency for this program for the period of July 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000.

V-C-1 The Board continued the item regarding the scope of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail to eliminate Phase IIB from the County's Capital Improvement Program, and realign the funding and revise the schedule for all UTBT CIP projects and related budget amendment to realign $533,000 in CIP funds among UTBT projects to match the scope. The deferment was requested so that all neighborhood groups and associations may be made aware of this item and have input. As the Board wanted to allow sufficient time for notification to affected groups and associations, no specific continuance date was set by the Board. Susan Adams will contact all neighborhood associations in the Northwest to solicit comments and will reschedule on July 22.

V-C-2 The Board approved staff's request for transmittal of County candidate transportation projects to Metropolitan Planning Organization for consideration of federal funding programmed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in the MPO's Transportation Improvement Program with the exception of switching item 8 with item 9, and continuing items 6B and 6C to June 30, which may affect Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Susan Adams will reschedule this matter on June 30.

Commissioner Wacksman expressed safety concerns about the intersection of Hanley Road, south of Waters and requested a status report. Bernardo Garcia will distribute a status report to the BOCC by July 2.

As suggested by Commissioner Hart, a list of the unfunded projects will be provided simultaneously next year when item is presented.

V-C-3 The Board approved an interlocal agreement with HARTline, City of Tampa, and Florida Department of Transportation for funding for 1999. (The approval of this interlocal is updated and consistent with the agreement previously approved by the BOCC in 1998 and the funds included in the currently adopted County budget for HARTline.)

Commissioners' Section:

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

Commissioner Frank circulated copies of the agreement considered by Tampa Bay Water which changes the alignment of the pipe line.

VI-4 Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding site preparation taking place on a parcel of land in Town ‘N Country, just north of Channel G, and west of Webb Road. Pat Bean advised the Board that immediately following the Town Hall meeting on June 3, a meeting was scheduled for June 29, 1999, at 6:30 p.m., in the Webb Middle School Cafetorium. Staff is working on answers to the questions raised at the Town Hall meeting and also have had several internal meetings in an effort to be responsive to the citizens' concerns. Pat Bean will prepare a report following that meeting and schedule for BOCC consideration on June 30.

Pat Bean will take note of Commissioner Wacksman's comments that staff review and consider the long term effects as well as the short term effects on this project so that this event would not repeated in the future.

Staff Reports:

VII-1 Michael Raposa, representing Neighborhood Relations, presented a status report and recommendations regarding abandoned shopping carts. The three recommendations contained in the written material were approved along with a directive to determine the legal possibility of removing the shopping carts and charge the affected retailer. NRO will reschedule a report and recommendation on August 4.

VII-2 Staff presented a report regarding problem of being land locked due to building of church. The Board determined the problem is a private matter that should be dealt with by the private parties concerned.

VII-3 Staff presented a report on final determination of BOCC requested State appropriations after the Governor's veto process.

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