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Recap:
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Tuesday, November 16, 1999, BOCC Meeting



Recap of November 16, 1999, BOCC Meeting


A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-99 were approved as recommended by staff.

A-44 Staff requested a deferral until December 1 for the Outpatient Pharmacy Services contract with Kash n’ Karry, Food Store, Inc. which deletes the provision of pharmacy benefits management services.

A-59 Staff requested a deferral until December 1 for the bid for USF area potable water improvements for the Community Improvement Department.

A-65 Staff requested deletion of Bid No. S-723-99 - Information & Technology Services - Installation, Maintenance, and Revenue Sharing of Pay Telephones on County Owned or Leased Property by County Registered SBE Companies.

A-70 Staff requested a deferral until December 1 for purchase of Pharmacy Benefits Management Services with Managed Pharmacy Benefits, Inc.,

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-80 Mike Kelly will be responsible for rescheduling on the December 1 agenda the report on license agreement for the cell phone tower industry.

A-87 Mike Kelly will be responsible for rescheduling on the December 1 agenda the presentation of the report on the funding for the purchase of the Cone Ranch and release of the water supply development rights in order provide staff with sufficient time to complete their research.

Audience Comments:

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

- Joseph Rowe spoke regarding a zoning issue which would allegedly have an impact to the Egypt Lake neighborhood. Senior Assistant County Attorney Jim Porter met with Mr. Rowe following his comments.

- Wallace Williams spoke regarding billboards. County Attorney Emmy Acton advised the Board that this matter should be settled in the courts.

- Ulrike Polinitis and Maureen Baez spoke regarding the YMCA expansion.

- Abiona Adadevok spoke in support of the expansion of the West Tampa Library

- Shauna Shaw spoke regarding the Veterans’ Day Parade and thanked Commissioners Hart and Wacksman for their participation. An excerpt from the video of the parade was shown.

- Gene Ann Kennedy spoke regarding the Veterans’ Day Parade and urged the Board also to support next year’s parade.

- Joyce Smith, representing the Town ‘N Country Alliance, spoke regarding the YMCA and expansion of Jackson Springs Park. She urged the Board to provide the recreational infrastructure for the Town ‘N Country area.

- Marilyn Smith spoke regarding agriculture matters, small business initiatives, and the Tampa Bay Water meeting held on Monday, November 15.

- Cheryl Bradford spoke on several issues, including an inquiry as to whom is responsible for the Canoe Trail. Ed Radice will review this matter and respond to Ms. Bradford, with a copy to Board members.

- Sandra Cameron, Chairman of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library Board, thanked the Board for its support for the West Tampa Library.

- Denise Lane spoke regarding tree harvesting in a flatwoods park, which is a cooperative venture by SWFWMD and Parks and Recreation Department. She questioned the potentially damaging effect the removal of trees will have on the environment. As requested by the Board, Tony Shoemaker will review this issue and provide a report to the Board by November 19.

Ms. Lane also spoke in opposition to the desalination plant being built on the Bay. She spoke in support of water conservation and suggested that the County impose more stringent water restrictions. In this regard, she inquired about the source of the 10 million gallons of contaminated water which has flooded their lakes and canals. This item was discussed by Mike McWeeny during the afternoon public hearings session.

REGULAR AGENDA:

B-1 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the report regarding Small Business Initiatives.

B-2 The Board approved a proposal for the YMCA to lease County property in Town ‘N Country to build and operate a $3.1 million YMCA/Community Center and build a $1 million expansion to the Jackson Springs Recreation Center in Town ‘N Country in accordance with the Term Sheet. The county will provide the YMCA $2.1 million in Community Investment Tax funds in 2003 for the YMCA/Community Center and $1 million in impact fee revenue (at a rate of $200,000 per year for 5 years) for the expansion at Jackson Springs Park. Commissioner Scott and Storms complimented Ed Radice and Parks and Recreation staff for their efforts in providing the needs for the citizens and community.

B- 3 The Board continued the discussion of items concerning Sunforest DRI #105 (MM-99-1223 and NOPC 99-1355 from its November 9 Land Use meeting. The Board concurred with the recommendation from staff.

B-4 The Board directed the Planning and Growth Management staff regarding method of response to Growth Management Survey by Florida Department of Community Affairs. It was decided that each Board member should respond directly to DCA. Further, the County Administrator should collate the responses and bring that material to the goal setting session on December 8. Vicky Butera will be responsible for accumulating BOCC responses for the goal setting session. Helen Levine will be responsible for preparing a letter to DCA advising of the problem that Commissioner Frank’s office had with printing the survey without a color printer.

B-5a The Board discussed and suggested amendments to the proposed Board Policy concerning conditions for entering into partnerships with private non-profits, community development corporations, or community development districts for the operation of certain regional recreational facilities. This item is to come back to the Board on December 1. Ed Radice will be responsible for preparing the suggested amendments to the policy and scheduling this item on the December 1 agenda.

B-5b Staff requested a deferral until January 5 for acceptance of the report regarding the use of alcoholic beverages on County property and adopt proposed Board Policy superseding Board Policy 08.01.00.01 related to the use of County real estate to include a reference to the use of alcoholic beverages on County property.

B-6 The Board concurred with the Purchasing Director’s recommendation for acceptance of the proposal for Professional Consulting Services to Develop a Chief Executive Officer Performance Assessment for the County Administrator. Pat Bean will develop a contract with Dr. Larry Gross and handle planning for the November 30 workshop.

B-7 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the Gandy Bridge Interlocal Agreement and Resolution: The County Attorney will be responsible for rescheduling of this item.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board approved 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 approved enactment of a proposed ordinance licensing Rave Clubs and restricting minors’ access to Rave Clubs.

C-3 The Board approved adoption of an ordinance amending Ordinance 96-13 to fund the Public Guardian Program

C-4 The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and concurred with staff’s recommendation not 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 conducted a public hearing in accordance with the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and concurred with staff’s recommendation not 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

C-6 The Board held a public hearing and approved Tampa Bay Water’s Hydrobiological Monitoring Program.

C-7 The Board continued until December 1, at 2:00 p.m. consideration of an ordinance amending Hillsborough County Ordinance 96-33 regarding the solid waste disposal assessment eliminating the requirement that owner occupied mobile homes in mobile home parks, owner occupied apartments in an apartment complex, and owner occupied residential units in public lodging establishments that receive commercial collection services or self haul be subject to the disposal assessment as directed by the Board of County Commissioners at the August 25, 1999 Solid Waste workshop.

C-8 The Board approved an ordinance phasing in additional homestead exemption for persons 65 and older who meet the criteria in the ordinance and whose household income does not exceed $20,000. Eric Johnson, with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office, will be responsible for notifying all appropriate agencies of this action.

C-9 The Board continued until December 1 at 2:00 p.m. consideration of an ordinance creating the Tampa Shores Special Dependent District and to receive any comments from interested persons who request an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Sheriff Cal Henderson presented a verbal report on the status of 800 MHZ Radio System. No action was required.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

- Commissioner Frank reported on the letter received from H. L. Culbreath responding to Hillsborough County’s invitation to meet in joint session on November 29, at 2:00 p.m. The Board took action to include a presentation by a representative of FSA on the joint meeting agenda and to invite members of the Hospital Authority to the joint meeting. The County Administrator was directed to provide detailed information prior to the meeting regarding Hillsborough County’s responsibilities and limitations regarding legal and financial (particularly the County’s bond obligation) responsibility for the Florida Health Science Center. Pat Bean will work with the County Attorney’s Office and Debt Management and provide this information by November 23.

- Commissioner Norman reported on the Tampa Sports Authority meeting at which time a proposal was presented by the New York Yankees for the Yankees and TSA to provide a joint funding expansion of Legends Field. This issue was voted down.

- Commissioner Hart reported on the Aviation Authority meeting and presented a handout with airline statistics and trends. During the past year, TIA exceeded its previous yearly totals and had 14,853,109 domestic and international passengers through the airport.

- Commissioner Platt reported on activities to save Egmont Key with State support and funding.

- Commissioner Storms reported on Monday’s Tampa Bay Water meeting regarding site locations for the desalination plant.

E-3 Correspondence was received from State Attorney Harry Lee Coe advising BOCC that his Fiscal Department has received the prestigious Davis Productivity Award. The Board voted to receive and file the letter.

E-4 Correspondence was received from Ronald Johnson, Southwest Florida Water Management District, advising of a new legislative budget review process for locally initiated water projects. SWFWMD is offering their assistance to help Hillsborough County participate in this new state funding process. Rick Garrity provided a status report on a process to be used to identify any Hillsborough County projects for submission. This item will come back to the Board either on December 1 or 15.

E-5 Commissioner Platt led a discussion regarding the authority of the Legislature to place a referendum on the Ballot to amend the Hillsborough County Charter. The Board passed a motion for the Chairman to send a letter to all members of the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation requesting that the Delegation delay any legislative action regarding any amendments to the County Charter until the Charter Review Committee has had an opportunity to complete its review of the Charter; and further, suggest that any proposed changes should be submitted to the Charter Review Committee for review. Helen Levine will prepare the letter to members of the Legislative Delegation for the Chairman’s signature and include a copy of the Charter and Ballot language and vote talley by November 30.

E-6 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding management of aquatic vegetation in County owned canals/swales. She expressed concern about excessive vegetation being removed, thereby eliminating the habitat for wildlife. She suggested that staff develop departmental guidelines to preserve a reasonable amount of vegetation and wildlife on County-owned canals/swales. Bernardo Garcia will follow through on this matter and prepare a report for distribution to the Board by December 16.

E-7 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding Internet access in the public library system. The Board passed a motion to authorize the Chairman to send a letter to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library Board requesting consideration of the installation of Web Sense on every computer in the library system which has Internet access. Joe Stines will prepare a letter for the Chairman’s signature to the Library Board by November 19.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the report on the Hope VI. Kevin McConnell will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

F-2 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the report on developing internal competition and cost data for street maintenance. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

F-3 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the report on developing internal competition and cost data for mowing facilities. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

F-4 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until December 1 the report on developing internal competition and cost data for Solid Waste Transport Services. Daryl Smith will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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