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Recap:
Wednesday, September 22, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, September 15, 1999, BOCC Meeting



Due to Hurricane Floyd, the regularly scheduled meeting of September 15 was rescheduled for Thursday, September 16, 1999.

A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-140 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-2 The appointment to the School Readiness Coalition was deleted from the agenda, as it will be handled as part of BOCC appointment process

A-54 Staff deleted from the agenda the contractual agreements between two non-profit agencies to provide specialized cultural and social services to residents of Hillsborough County.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-55 On October 20, the report regarding funding options and recommendations regarding East Meadows Development (known as Heritage Isles) will be rescheduled by Eric Johnson.

A-56 On October 20, the report regarding the issue of “core processes” will be rescheduled by Eric Johnson.

A-57 On October 20, the report regarding an implementation schedule related to defining service standards and performance based management will be rescheduled by Eric Johnson.

A-62 The Board received the annual report on ELAPP; however, the Board took separate action relating to Cone Ranch. The Board directed that staff review the possibility of renegotiating the Tampa Bay Water easements and encouraged staff to seek alternative funding for the purchase of the Cone Ranch property. Mike Kelly and Mike McWeeny will be responsible for rescheduling this item on the November 17 BOCC Agenda.

A-78 On October 20, the report on competitive proposals for street maintenance will be rescheduled by Bernardo Garcia.

A-79 On October 20, the report on competitive proposals for mowing public facilities will be rescheduled by Bernardo Garcia.

A-120 On October 20, the letter to the Federal Communication Commission opposing changes they propose to allow staff time to review information received from the Federal Communication Commission will be rescheduled by Mike Kelly.

A-124 On October 20, the report regarding competitive proposals for solid waste transport services will be rescheduled by Daryl Smith.

Audience Comments:

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

Betsy Hicka, Lorraine Swindle, Noland Cook and Dale Jaunke-Davis spoke in opposition to the staff recommendation contained in agenda item B-13 to surplus a portion of the Valrico Treatment Plant property located east of Dover Road with a portion of the surplus property to be available for private acquisition and development and the balance retained on perpetuity for public recreation and open space. Dale Jaunke-Davis provided written comments for the Board’s information.

George Villasana, representing Waste Management, spoke regarding a clerical error on Waste Management’s part in not sending a letter of notification to Hillsborough County for a proposed rate increase. He requested that his firm be allowed a waiver so as to allow a request a rate increase. This matter was referred to the County Administrator and County Attorney for review and recommendation back to the Board on October 6. Emmy Acton and Daryl Smith will prepare an agenda item for the October 6 BOCC meeting.

Denise Lasher spoke regarding medical claims processing (item F-2).

Cam Oberting spoke in opposition to staff’s recommendation to defer the decision to proceed with the Hillsborough Heights Water System project until the Thonotosassa Area Community Based Plan is completed. She expressed concern about alleged oil and grease in area wells.


Fred Williams spoke regarding an amendment to ordinance 99-1, providing for an exemption for the law enforcement buy-back program.

Tom Slaughter spoke as a member of the Greenways Committee regarding agenda item B-13, surplusing of Water Department land.

ÿ Ralph Hughes spoke regarding impact fees, growth and increased population.

Marilyn Smith spoke regarding various issues.

Carl Warren spoke regarding medical claims processing (Health Care Plan).

Cheryl Bradford spoke regarding performance indicators and Hillsborough County’s quality improvement program. She inquired about goals and objectives adopted by the BOCC, specifically Goal 4.3, which had a completion date of May 1998. Following Ms. Bradford’s comments, the Board passed a motion directing that staff schedule a report on the quality improvement program on October 6. Debbie Gotwalt will be responsible for preparing the report for October 6. Pat Bean will provide a copy of the status report on Goal 4.3 by September 22.

Gaye Townsend spoke regarding protection of our natural resources.

Patricia Kemphert, representing the Florida Consumer Action Network, spoke on behalf of Cam Oberting regarding oil and grease in wells near Hillsborough Heights Landfill. Commissioner Hart suggested that staff review Ms. Kemphert’s comments with EPC and the Health Department. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for coordination of this matter and distribution of a report to the Board by October 8.

Bill Helm spoke regarding animal issues.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 Staff requested a deferral until October 6 regarding the recommendation of the Capital Program Administrator to deny impact fee offsets (credits) to the applicant for the installation of a traffic signal located at Bearss Avenue and Zambito Road. Commissioner Frank requested a report on how impact fee credits work when a community development district exists. Lucia Garsys will be responsible for rescheduling this item and providing a response to Commissioner Frank’s question.

B-2 The County Administrator presented a report regarding road projects in Pasco County. Following the Board’s discussion, the Board passed a motion to request the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to utilize a mediation process and also request Pasco County to join in that request. Pat Bean will be responsible for contacting TBRPC and Pasco County and preparing a report back to the Board on October 20.
B-3 The Board approved a special exemption of County’s Employer’s Impact Fee Mitigation Program to induce a major economic development project to Hillsborough County.

B-4 The Board continued until October 6 the item for approval of the Scope of Services and Request for Proposal for the Capital Construction and Maintenance Group performance audit which includes the Capital Program Administrator, the Public Works and Real Estate Departments. Debbie Gotwalt will solicit comments from the Independent Review Committee and will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

B-5 The Board adopted a BOCC Policy on Budget Amendment for Turnover Savings. Eric Johnson will be responsible for providing the policy to Administrative Services for distribution.

B-6 The Board adopted a BOCC Policy on Service and Program Delivery. The amendment to the policy relating to benchmarks, suggested by Commissioner Frank, was approved as part of the motion and will be included in the policy when distributed to all departments. Eric Johnson will be responsible for providing the policy to Administrative Services for distribution.

B-7 The Board adopted a BOCC Policy on Fact Based Decision Making. Eric Johnson will be responsible for providing the policy to Administrative Services for distribution.

B-8 Staff requested a deferral until October 20 to consider proposed changes to the Capital Improvement Budget and Five-Year Program Policy (BOCC Policy Number 03.02.02.00). Eric Johnson will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

B-9 The Board approved a Joint Project Agreement with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) to construct sidewalks and transit landing pads along both sides of Parsons Avenue from SR 60 to Oakfield Avenue from SR 60 to Oakfield Avenue and construct transit landing pads at various bus stop locations. Also, an associated budget amendment was approved to accept and appropriate $69,255 in HART grant funds and an additional $6,000 from MSTU Reserves for contingency ($75,255 total) to fund this project and appropriated $6,000 from the Reserve for Contingency, Unincorporated Area Fund, to provide funding of the County match required under the agreement.

B-10 The Board continued the discussion on the proposed Board Policy superseding Board Policy 08.01.00.01 regarding use of alcoholic beverages on County-owned property. Board members requested that the information regarding MOSI, Center Place, etc., be provided in writing. The authorization that provides for an exemption for libraries under certain conditions is to be submitted in writing. The County Attorney will be responsible for preparing the written materials and rescheduling on the October 6 Agenda.

B-11 The Novation Agreement to assign to Liberty Waste, Inc. the Kimmins Recycling solid waste collection franchise contract with the County was deleted. This item will be rescheduled at a later date by Daryl Smith.
B-12 The Board approved Alternative 4 to defer the decision to proceed with the Hillsborough Heights Water System project until the Thonotosassa Area Community Based Plan is completed.

B-13 The Board heard a request from the Water Department to begin the required process, with the Real Estate Department, to surplus a portion of the Valrico Treatment Plant property located East of Dover Road with a portion of the surplus property to be available for private acquisition and development and the balance retained on perpetuity for public recreation and open space. Following Board discussion, this matter was referred back to staff for development of a financial package, which could lead to retention of the entire parcel of property, including the use of phosphate severance tax funds. Eric Johnson will be responsible for development of the financial package which will be submitted for the BOCC meeting of October 20.

B-14 The Board received a status report regarding a legal opinion rendered by the Attorney General in response to a request from the Board and the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission. In light of the AGO opinion, the Board directed that the County Administrator work with the PTC Executive Director and come back to the Board within thirty days with a joint recommendation on funding issues. Ed Hunzeker will be responsible for coordinating this matter on the County Administrator’s behalf and preparing an agenda item for the October 20 BOCC meeting.

B-15 The Board approved the scheduling of a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 1999 to consider amendments to Ordinance 99-1 to exempt sworn law enforcement officers from the three-day waiting period and to exempt law enforcement gun buy-back programs from the provisions of the ordinance. The County Attorney will be responsible for preparing agenda materials for the public hearing.

C-1 The Board continued until September 29 at 5:00 p.m. consideration of an ordinance amending Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 97-3. The County Attorney will be responsible for preparing agenda materials for the public hearing.

C-2 The Board adopted the Final Assessment Resolution for the Buckhorn Run RWIU and authorized the County Administrator or his designee to certify the roll to the Tax Collector; and adopted the 1999 Annual Assessment Resolutions for all existing RWIUs and authorized the County Administrator or his designee to certify the roll to the Tax Collector.

C-3 The Board adopted the Final Assessment Resolutions required under Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units described as: Northwest Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 93302, Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99303, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Unit 99306, South Water Capacity Assessment Unit 99307, South Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99309 and Van Dyke Capacity Assessment Unit 99310, to impose capacity assessments against property therein and to approve the capacity assessment rolls.

C-4 With reference to the Falkenburg Road Jail Expansion Phases IV and V-A, the Board took the following action:

a. Accepted a report from the Sheriff’s Office on the need to expedite Phase V and Phase V-A
b. Accepted a report on the recommended financing plan.
c. Accepted a report outlining options for addressing operational funding.
d. Held a public hearing and approved changes to the first round (73-month) allocation of the Community Investment Tax and approve a resolution amending the Community Investment Tax project list.
e. Approved related agenda item regarding the design contract for Phases IV and V-A to DLR Group, and a budget amendment transferring $294,718 of Ad Valorem and Criminal Justice Bond funds from Phases, I, II, and III as added funding for these services.

The Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for providing information requested by Commissioner Norman regarding per diem expense for inmates as compared to other counties and ten-year historical information.

C-5 The Board adopted an Ordinance amending Ordinance 89-20 regarding Court Filing Fees used to support legal aid programs of Hillsborough County.

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES:

D-1 The Board authorized the Chairman to sign the Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement, as requested by the Sheriff’s Office.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1* Discussion by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve.

E-2* Appointments to various boards and councils.

.E-3* Correspondence from Brandon MacGillis, Ozone Action, and Nancy Skinner, ICLEI requesting Hillsborough County to sign Mayor and Local Official Statement on Global Warming.

E-4* Correspondence from Martin Wisgerhof, City Clerk for City of Plant City, enclosing copy of Resolution No. 116-1999, providing notice of the proposed enactment of Ordinance No. 21-1999, an ordinance annexing to the City of Plant City certain real property.

E-5* Discussion regarding Estuary Habitat Restoration Partnership Act of 1999 (S835 and HR1775). (Comm. Platt)


E-6 Commissioner Storms had scheduled an item for discussion regarding formalizing the structure and goals of the Hillsborough County Water Team; however, this item was continued until a later date. As a related matter, the County Administrator announced that Dr. Rick Garrity will be involved with all acitivities of the Water Team effective October 4. Dr. Garrity will be involved in the development of the structure and goals of the Water Team.

E-7 Commissioner Storms deleted the item regarding cellular telephones.

E-8* Discussion regarding the possibility of the Board enacting an ordinance that would require developers and home sales people to openly disclose roadway construction with prospective buyers. (Comm. Storms)

E-9 Commissioner Frank led a discussion regarding sending a letter to the Department of Transportation requesting re-evaluation of a traffic light at Smith Ryals/State Road 60 intersection. The Board authorized the Chairman to send the letter. The letter was sent to BOCC Records on September 16.

E-10 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding the scheduling of a joint meeting (1 1/2 hours) with the School Board on a Tuesday on a Land Use Meeting day during the month of October to discuss school siting. There is to be no discussion of the Lutz High School siting issue, since this matter is currently in litigation. Lelia Blevins and Charlotte Emrick will be responsible for scheduling and coordination of the meeting by September 24. Susan Adams will work with the School Superintendent’s Office to develop an agenda for the meeting.


F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Staff requested a deferral until October 6 for the report on third update on status of County Audit Report #68, Ice Palace Ticket Surcharge Records Audit.

F-2 Staff requested deletion of the report regarding medical claims processing.

F-3 Staff requested a deferral until October 6 for the report regarding developing cost data and competitive environment for professional services. Eric Johnson will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

F-4* Quarterly report regarding the Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) and the Florida TaxWatch recommendations.

F-5* Committee of 99 Report.

F-6 The Health Care Report will be rescheduled by Cretta Johnson on October 6.


F-7 A report on Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Gert was provided by the County Administrator, Bill Studer, and Larry Gispert.


* Astericked items were continued until September 29, at 1:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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