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Recap:
Friday, November 12, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, November 3, 1999, BOCC Meeting



Recap of November 3, 1999, BOCC Meeting

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on November 3, 1999. Due to a power outage which occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m., it was necessary to continue a portion of the agenda to Thursday, November 4. All of the public hearings were continued until Tuesday, November 16, 1999.

During the Special Presentation Section, a plaque presented by the Surgeon General was presented to Hillsborough County for the Hillsborough County HealthCare Plan in recognition of community leadership, information and results for serving as a national model in the campaign for 100% access and zero health disparities. The Board requested that a press release be issued on this matter. Cretta Johnson prepared a press release as requested by the Board.

A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-58 were approved as recommended by staff.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-51 The Board approved scheduling a public hearing on November 16, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. to consider the Draft Ordinance establishing the Tampa Shores Special Dependent District. The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for preparing the agenda item.

A-52 The Board approved scheduling a public hearing on November 16, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. to consider an ordinance granting an additional homestead exemption to persons 65 and older whose household income does not exceed $20,000. The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for preparing the agenda item.

Audience Comments:

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

Bob Wooten spoke on a project in the Brandon area (not identified).

Neil Cosentino spoke on behalf of Bay World Public Trust regarding the issue of rail transportation being a regional issue.

Cam Oberting presented the “missing documents” on the water lines in the Thonotosassa area to Chairman Platt. Also Ms. Oberting expressed safety concerns about a juvenile offender facility in a residential area on Stark Road in Seffner which has three levels of violent offenders. This matter was referred to staff for review and report back to the Board. Erio Alvarez will prepare a report and distribute to Ms. Oberting and the Board by December 3.

Denise Lane and Ken Holder, representing the Lutz Civic Association, expressed concerns about the Board’s approval of rezonings with numerous conditions. They alleged that the developer is not complying with the zoning conditions. A detailed example was given about a church and adult living facility which had a zoning condition for architectural compatibility, but in their opinion, were not constructed in accordance with the zoning conditions. Commissioner Frank requested that staff provide information as to how the determination is made on being architecturally compatible. The Board directed that this item be reviewed by staff and scheduled for an update on the Land Use Agenda for November 9. Paula Harvey has scheduled this item for a time certain of 3:30 p.m. Sue Adams will provide an update on this issue, addressing each issue raised during this discussion, as part of the agenda written materials.

Marilyn Smith spoke regarding agenda items A-47 and E-5, Tampa Industrial Park and County Administrator evaluation process, respectively.

Terry Wolfe, Ruth Eikeland, and Victor Eikeland expressed concern regarding the water quality at Crystal Springs and concern about additional pumping.

Delano Stewart spoke on affirmative action and equality issues and encouraged the Board to approve a resolution supporting these issues.

Barbara Merritt spoke regarding 1) the need for a left turn signal at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Orient Road; 2) a safety concern with the sharp curves on Garden Lane (suggested a warning light to warn motorists); and 3) buses in the area of Miller Road and Highway 60.

Dorothy Pritchard, Chalmers Frazier, and Gordon Pritchard expressed concerns about water quality at Crystal Springs and asked the Board to go on record opposing any pumping in Crystal Springs. Dorothy Pritchard presented original documents and maps from the 1920s which belonged to her father relating to navigable waters in that area. These maps were given to Dr. Rick Garrity for appropriate handling and communication with the Pritchards.

ÿ Floyd Irwin spoke on religious issues.

REGULAR AGENDA:

B-1 Staff requested a deferral until December 1 to affirm the decision 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. Lucia Garsys will be responsible for rescheduling this item for the December 1 Agenda.

B-2 Deputy County Administrator Pat Bean presented a report regarding road projects in Pasco County. The Board reaffirmed its commitment to keeping Livingston a two-lane road and supporting Pasco County’s decision not to four-lane Collier Parkway from Willow Bend Parkway to Livingston. Staff was directed to seek agreement to keep Willow Bend two land in the future.

B-3 The Board concurred with staff’s recommendation to defer approval of the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Participation Agreements with the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. (FHSC) until the following requests have been met: (a) FHSC provides the County the financial documentation to satisfy the County’s concerns regarding their potential capacity to perform within the terms of the agreement and (b) a joint meeting of the FHSC Board and the BOCC is held for the two Boards to discuss concerns related to this matter. Pat Bean will prepare a letter for the Chairman’s signature to the FHSC Board requesting a meeting on November 29 at 2:00 pm.

B-4 The Board voted to continue the discussion of the proposed changes to the Capital Improvement Budget and Five-Year Program Policy (BOCC Policy Number 03.02.02.00). Pat Bean will ensure this item is scheduled on the agenda for the goal setting session scheduled for December 8 and 9.

B-5 The Board adopted staff’s recommendation for the five additional statements to the 2000 State Legislative Program: Eliminate conflict between federal Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statutes; Seek changes in State law to reduce share of County funding required for child care licensure; Support change in State law governing emergency shelters and the identification of public shelter space; Seek changes in State law which governs zoning of “adult use.” Revise “state prisoners in County jails” statement. One addition was made to the program regarding reorganization of local Health and Human Services boards. Helen Levine will include this item in the program.

B-6 The Board deferred the budget amendment to realign $219,550 to provide an updated Personal Services budget and establish operating and capital budgets for the Tampa Bay Issues Additional Support Fund. These funds are located in the Countywide Special Purpose Revenue Fund (10-002994). Dr. Garrity will reschedule this item for December 1.

B-7 The Board approved a budget amendment to realign $214,000 in Tampa Bay Water Issues Budget within the Environmental Protection Commission. Funds are located in the Countywide Special Purpose Revenue Fund (10-002-994).

B-9 The Board accepted County Audit Report No. 81, Fire Rescue Department Cash Collection and Petty Cash, into official Board records.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board continued until November 16, 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.

C-2 The Board continued until November 16, a proposed ordinance licensing Rave Clubs and restricting minors’ access to Rave Clubs.

C-3 The Board continued until November 16, an ordinance amending Ordinance 96-13 to fund Public Guardian Program.

C-4 The Board continued until November 16, the public hearing regarding the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and consider whether to initiate binding arbitration of the permits for Tampa Bay Water’s Regional Water Treatment Plant pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-5 The Board continued until November 16, the public hearing in accordance with the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and consider whether to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permits for the Tampa Bypass Canal Pump Station and Pipeline pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

None.

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

Commissioner Norman spoke about the passing of Don Gifford and his contribution to the community.

Commissioner Storms reported that she has a meeting conflict with the Juvenile Justice Board and has not been able to attend the Head Start Policy Council meetings. Further, she reported that the Expressway Authority is working towards getting improvements to the Crosstown Expressway on track.

Commissioner Hart reported on the Southwest Florida Water Management District and his involvement with a task force regarding the Southern Water Use Caution Area. He indicated that meetings on this matter have been delayed to December. He provided a copy of the District’s response that their management plan will include the information provided by the task force. He also spoke about the Statewide Conference on Water Management that he attended and complimented the Water Team.

Commissioner Platt reported that City Council approved spending up to $50,000 with Hillsborough County for the fireworks (Families First, Fireworks 2000)on January 1 at 7:30 p.m. Also on December 11, the Gandy Bridge reopening ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.

Commissioner Wacksman reported on the Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting. He advised of a document from Wisconsin Governor supporting inner-city rail.

Commissioner Frank also reported that at the MPO meeting improvements to Hunters Green and Tampa Palms were discussed. Commissioner Frank suggested that the Board review priorities during the upcoming Board’s reorganization meeting when considering appointments to various boards and councils.

Commissioner Scott reported on the Hospital Authority meeting and the financial status of the bonds. The Hospital Authority voted to audit itself and request information from the Florida Health Sciences Center. A letter was sent to this effect. Also he reported that the HARTline board met on Monday with four new board members.

E-3 A resolution was received from Correspondence with attached resolution approved by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners urging citizens to oppose the initiative petition to place an anti-affirmative action question on the statewide ballot. Hillsborough County is urged to join together in opposing the statewide petition. The Board concurred with staff’s recommendation that a resolution be adopted opposing the statewide petition to place an anti-affirmative action question on the statewide ballot. Helen Levine will follow through on this issue.

E-4 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding memorandum from Bob Hunter of the Planning Commission concerning Hillsborough County’s Unfunded Needs List. Mr. Hunter suggested we need to develop a universal list of projects with common terms, definitions, and methodologies. Ed Hunzeker is to develop a set of recommendations to bring back to the Board no later than January 15, 2000.

E-5 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding future performance evaluation process of the County Administrator. Staff presented a series of options for scheduling discussion of the process and for selecting a facilitator. The Board selected November 30 at 10:00 a.m. for the discussion and requested staff to solicit proposals from qualified firms to facilitate and bring back recommendations on November 16 for BOCC consideration. Ted Grable will be responsible for scheduling this item on the November 16 Agenda.

E-6 Commissioner Platt led a discussion regarding the Crystal Springs Recreational Preserve. Dr. Rick Garrity advised that the County is awaiting the results of this issue from the hearing officer, which may not be forthcoming until January. Rick Garrity will follow through on the suggestions that historical records and old maps of the Crystal Springs area be reviewed. Also Dr. Garrity will prepare a letter for the Chairman’s signature to the Department of Environmental Protection requesting a determination of the navigability and verification of ownership of the lands by November 12.

E-7 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding canals affected by the desalination plant. The Board approved a motion to send a letter to the Department of Environmental Protection advising them of our concerns about water quality and the canals. Also staff was directed to review placement of a water monitoring station in the canals and come back to the Board with that information. Also staff was requested to work with giving the citizens their grant information. Rick Garrity will be responsible for preparing the letter for the Chairman’s signature by November 19 and will provide a report on the water monitoring station in the canals to the Board by December 30.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 The Board continued until November 16 the report on HOPE VI. Kevin McConnell will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

F-2 Due to time constraints, the Board continued the update on Sustainable Buildings Initiatives to reduce energy. This item will be rescheduled for December 1.

F-3 The Board received the report on developing internal competition and cost data for night time security services and complimented Mr. Studer on his report.

F-4 The Board continued until a future meeting the report on developing competition and cost data for Solid Waste Transport Services. This item will be rescheduled for November 16.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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