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Recap:
Friday, August 6, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, August 4, 1999, BOCC Meeting



A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-84 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-25 Staff requested deletion of the modification agreement with St. Joseph’s Hospital relating to the Ryan White CARE Act.

A-34 The establishment of funds for Tampa Bay Water issues was deferred until August 18, as requested by staff. However, staff was requested to bring back on August 18 detailed information on the entire amount of expenditures spent to date and anticipated expenditures in the future, insuring that no expenses that would normally be paid by TBW are included in the budget amendment request. Mike McWeeny will schedule this item on the August 18 Agenda and include the requested information.

A-76 The Board did not approve the proposed resolution declaring certain County-owned properties located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Tampa as surplus property. Instead, the Board directed that the Real Estate Department return in thirty days with a process for review of tax deed property and the results of that review for the subject properties. Mike Kelly will reschedule this item for consideration by the BOCC on September 1.

A-80 Staff requested rejection of five bids received for County property located at 101 North 12th Street. However, following a discussion of this issue, the Board continued this item and requested that an independent appraisal be conducted on the property. Mike Kelly will hire an independent appraiser to perform an independent appraisal on the property and will prepare a report back to the Board on October 6.

Additional follow-up is required on the following:

A-13 The public hearing for placing a referendum for the Carrollwood Recreation District and the Valrico Manor Special District on the ballot will be scheduled on the November 2 Agenda by the County Attorney’s Office.

A-35 The reports regarding Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations will be scheduled on the September 15 Agenda by Eric Johnson.

A-36 The report and recommendation regarding abandoned shopping carts will be scheduled on the August 18 Agenda by the Neighborhood Relations Office.

A-37 The report regarding proposed land exchange with the Leslie Land Corporation will be scheduled on the August 18 Agenda by Ed Radice.

A-53 The report regarding competitive proposals for mowing public facilities will be scheduled on the August 18 Agenda by Bernardo Garcia.

A-81 The follow-up report on Tax Watch Deliverable Five will be scheduled on the August 18 Agenda by Pat Bean.

Audience Comments:

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

- Bob Wooten spoke regarding a discussion which took place at the July 22 BOCC meeting regarding public water service for Thonotosassa area residents.

- Wayne Wood spoke regarding agenda item E-7 dealing with regulation of borrow pits. He suggested that borrow pit applications have a requirement for truck scales.

- Ralph Hughes spoke in support of transfer of ownership of Raymond James Stadium to Hillsborough County.

- Attorney David Mechanik, representing the high bidder on the 12th Street property, spoke regarding agenda item A-80.

- Peter Kline, Joseph Narkiewiez, and Jessie Green spoke in support of the Board approving the subscription agreement with Novus Services to allow departments to accept credit cards from customers to pay for County services.

- Joseph Narkiewiez also spoke regarding impact fees.

- Neil Cosentino encouraged the Board to name the proposed park north of County Center as AMillenium Park.@

- John Martin spoke regarding construction of three schools on Lutz-Lake Fern Road. He felt that children were in danger because of the lack of sidewalks, single lane roads, etc. Chairman Platt suggested that staff send a written response to Mr. Martin and the BOCC. Bernardo Garcia will distribute a report to Mr. Martin and BOCC members by August 14.

- Cheryl Bradford spoke regarding Tampa Bay Water issues and indicated that she had received a response to her June 12 letter from Mike McWeeny. She suggested that the Water Team be more formally organized.

- Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings.

- Debbie Carter and Johnny Hedges spoke in support of grant funds for Crime Stoppers of West Central Florida (B-6).

- Marilyn Smith spoke regarding the violence in the workplace policy and the animal services fees.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 Due to time constraints, the following items were deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Accept into official Board records (reports to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into official records):

a. County Audit Report No. 78, Aging Services Department Cash Collections and Petty Cash.

b. County Audit Report No. 79, Tourist Development Tax Audit.

c. County Audit Review of the Kash N’ Karry Pharmacy Services contract.

B-2 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Approve scheduling of the following workshop: (requires super majority vote):

a. Long-term options for the transportation disadvantaged.

B-3 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Report regarding amendment to Ordinance No. 97-14 to allow the use of alcoholic beverages in County parks.

B-4 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Recommend that the Board of County Commissioners not join in the Planning Commission’s request for an opinion from the Attorney General’s Office on the issue of whether the Planning Commission has a legal right to review the County’s impact fee ordinances as land development regulations.

B-5 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Receive report update prepared by the County Attorney’s Office and the County Administrator’s Office regarding East Meadows development (now known as Heritage Isles) which was annexed into the City of Tampa in 1998, and provides information regarding a potential future annexation.

B-6 The Board approved issuance of a letter of agreement authorizing Crime Stoppers of West Central Florida, Inc. (ACrime Stoppers@) to apply for and accept $135,995 in grant funds from the Office of the Attorney General as an agent of Hillsborough County, pursuant to Section 16.7555, Florida Statutes (1998) or alternatively, that the BOCC authorize County staff to submit an appropriate grant for the same funds and to subsequently administer the grant by reimbursing expenses incurred and documented by Crime Stoppers.

B-7 The Board approved a modification to the contract with Administrative Services, Inc., relating to provision of third party administrative services.

B-8 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Approve subscription agreement with Novus Services Inc. to allow departments to accept credit cards from customers to pay for County services. Additional information was requested as to the costs and bad debt. Board members are also interested in the success of credit card programs in other comparable size counties.

B-9 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Report and recommendation regarding occupational license fees for dentists.

B-10 The Board approved the following projects as the appropriations priorities for the 2000 legislative session: West Tampa Library, $500,000; Egmont Key, $500,000; Senior Centers in Ybor City, $2,500,000 and Town ‘N Country, $1,750,000; Tampa Bay Water hydro biological monitoring study, maximum amount available for study (a potential level of funding of approximately $250,000 was identified); Cooperative Extension Multipurpose Addition, $375,000; Dover Strawberry Research Center, $765,000, capital and annual recurring cost of $700,000 for five years; State Wide Cooperative Extension Service Urban Initiative, $2,731,155.

B-11 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Adopt proposed board policy superseding Board Policy 08.01.00.01 regarding use of County-owned real estate to include a reference to the use of alcoholic beverages on County-owned property.

B-12 The Board held an extensive discussion regarding acceptance of the title to Raymond James Stadium from the Tampa Sports Authority. This action would have required the approval of the City of Tampa and approval and execution of the following documents:

(1) Resolution accepting a quit claim deed to the property.
(2) Lease agreement back to the Sports Authority with a non-disturbance and attornment agreement as an attachment.
(3) 1st amendment to County/TSA interlocal agreement for stadium financing.
(4) Agreement to pay fee in lieu of taxes between the Buccaneers and Tampa Sports Authority.

Subsequently, the Board continued this item for a period of nine months. Ed Hunzeker will reschedule this item on the May 17, 2000, BOCC Agenda. He will also ensure that the questions raised by Commissioner Hart in his written memo to Rob Turner are answered by County financial staff and the County Attorney’s Office if still relevant at that time.

B-13 Staff requested a deferral until September 1 for consideration of the report regarding planned contact with property owners of the Hillsborough Heights/Taylor Road community regarding public water service. Mike McWeeny will schedule this item for the September 1 Agenda.

B-14 The Board authorized filing a lawsuit against R. L. James Painting and Waterproofing, Inc., TIG Premier Insurance Company, and Sika Corporation to preserve the rights of Hillsborough County and approve a Tolling Agreement with, or in the alternative adding Atelier Architecture Engineering Construction Incorporated as a party defendant.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board adopted the amendments to the Hillsborough County Industrial Wastewater Discharge Regulation Ordinance No. 93-12, and accompanying Industrial Pretreatment Program Escalating Enforcement Procedures Resolution No. R93-0122, as required by the Federal and State mandated pretreatment program.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Representatives of the Florida Association of Counties made a presentation regarding the formula for assessing FAC membership dues. Board members expressed concern about the issue of weighted voting. FAC representatives agreed to review this issue. Following the Board’s discussion, a motion was passed to direct the administration to return in two years with an evaluation of FAC’s performance for our contributions, as well as the success of entire legislative expenditures. Helen Levine will be responsible for this issue.

D-2 Leslie Miller, Chair, Head Start Policy Council, presented its quarterly report. No action was required.

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-3 Due to time constraints, the following items were deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Correspondence received by the Board.

a. Letter from Joe Chillura, Architect, addressing public comments made at the July 1, 1999 meeting related to the Planning Commission’s involvement in the Bat House Design Competition.

b. Letter from Robert Hunter, Executive Director, The Planning Commission, requesting the BOCC and the Planning Commission schedule a workshop to discuss the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan, the Vision, TPC budget and work program, and Robert Freilich’s work concerning the implementation section.

E-4 Chairman Platt deleted the item for discussion of the process to be utilized for the yearly evaluation of the County Administrator.

E-5 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding SWUCA’s Seven Draft Proposed Position statements. This item was continued until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

E-6 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding drafting a rave ordinance. The Board authorized the County Attorney’s Office to work with the Sheriff’s Office in drafting a proposed rave ordinance for the Board’s review. The Board requested that the ordinance be brought back as soon as possible. Emmy Acton will draft an appropriate ordinance for BOCC review on August 18.

E-7 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Discussion regarding request by Wayne Wood for Hillsborough County’s Land Excavation Special Use Permit Regulation. (Comm. Storms)

E-8 Commissioners Platt and Storms led a discussion regarding amending the County’s parking ordinance. Commissioner Platt referenced a problem of security officers being able to ticket someone who uses two parking spaces in the County Center parking garage. Commissioner Storms referenced a problem in South County where individuals park on narrow roads which results in emergency vehicles not getting by the parked vehicle. The Board authorized the County Attorney’s Office to draft amendments to the ordinance. Emmy Acton will draft the ordinance and schedule a public hearing for September 15.

E-9 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Discussion regarding clarification of lunch recess time for BOCC meetings and workshops.

E-10 Due to time constraints, the following item was deferred until August 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Discussion regarding newspaper articles on Miami-Dade County’s transit tax referendum.
(Comm. Hart)

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 The County Administrator presented a verbal update on the Committee of 99.

Respectfully submitted,


Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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