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Recap:
Tuesday, December 7, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, December 1, 1999, BOCC Meeting



A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-65 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-19 The Board continued until December 15 the Fourth Modification Agreement to the existing contract with Administrator Services, Inc. (ASI) for the provision of Third Party Administration Services. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for scheduling this item on the December 15 BOCC Agenda.

A-22 Staff requested deletion of the report on Medical Claims Processing.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-26 The Board adopted 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. Lelia Blevins will distribute a copy of the policy countywide by December 9.

Audience Comments:

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

Phyllis Zalinka and Samuel Solar spoke on behalf of several residents in the audience regarding being evicted from their mobile home park in Ruskin. According to the citizens, the owner of the mobile home park desires to rezone the property for another land use and the citizens are being evicted as of December 24, 1999. Commissioner Storms indicated that she had met with the residents and advised that proper and adequate notice was not given to the residents. She suggested that this matter be referred to the County Administrator and County Attorney to determine any needed action or assistance to the residents.

Bill Harris, President of the mobile home association, spoke on behalf of the mobile home park residents and provided additional information on a similar situation which occurred in Monroe County. He advised that the Monroe County Commission passed a resolution not to approve any rezoning until the residents were properly relocated. As directed by the Board, Pat Bean and Jim Porter met with the residents immediately following this discussion. A report on this situation will be provided to the residents and Board members on December 15. In addition, as suggested by Commissioner Wacksman, Pat Bean and Jim Porter will follow up with a review of the County’s policies with regard to protection of occupants of mobile homes being evicted under similar circumstances to determine any needed amendments. This item will be brought back to the Board on January 19, 2000.

William Grossman, CEO for Administrative Services, Inc., spoke on agenda item A-19 regarding third party administration services. Mr. Grossman agreed to the suggestion that this item be deferred until December 15. Cretta Johnson will follow through, as necessary, on this item and schedule for the December 15 BOCC Agenda.

Antonio Duque spoke regarding the Hearing Master’s recommendation on traffic calming in his subdivision in the area of Shaw Road. County Attorney Emmy Acton recommended that the Board delay its discussion on this matter, since the item is scheduled for consideration on a future Land Use Agenda.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings and encouraged the Board to take steps toward eliminating carbon dioxide through the use of specular reflector technology. Board members suggested that staff provide Mr. Klutho a copy of Hillsborough County’s report on electrical cost savings prepared by the consultant. Pat Bean advised Board members that a report on sustainable buildings is planned for scheduling on December 15. Mike Kelly will be responsible for scheduling this report on the December 15 BOCC Agenda.


B. REGULAR AGENDA


B-1 The Board approved 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.

B-2 The Board approved the Bond Resolutions to issue long term debt for Reclaimed Water Improvement Unit (RWIU) and Capacity Assessment Unit (CAU).

B-3 The Board authorized staff to set a public hearing on a proposed ordinance setting maximum allowable charges for towing and storage of vehicles removed from private property without the prior consent of the vehicle owners or custodians. Eric Johnson, with the assistance of the County Attorney’s Office, will make the necessary arrangements for advertising and scheduling of the public hearing on January 5, 2000.


B-4 The Board authorized the Chairman to send a letter to the Legislative Delegation suggesting topics of discussion for the December 16, 1999 joint meeting between the Board of County Commissioners and the Legislative Delegation. The letter in the Agenda written material will be revised to reflect the Board’s comments regarding the Charter amendment process. Helen Levine will be responsible for preparing the letter for the Chairman’s signature by December 2.

B-5 The Board authorized the County Attorney’s Office to draft the ordinance language necessary to provide for mobile home parks receiving residential solid waste collection service to be assessed based on the actual occupancy of the mobile home parks. In addition, the Board passed a motion to direct staff to confer with the franchise haulers to determine if they would be willing to change their contracts by reducing the charges from mobile home parks, consistent with the ordinance change. Daryl Smith will be responsible for following through on the aforementioned motion and will transmit a report to the Board by December 31.

B-6 The Board adopted a resolution declaring seven (7) County owned properties in the Brandon area surplus and authorized the sale of said parcels to Tampa Bay Water for the appraised value as established by an independent, professional appraiser mutually selected and approved by both the County and Tampa Bay Water subject to conditions outlined in the written material.

B-7 The Board accepted a Quit Claim Deed from Tampa Bay Water for the release of their existing easements located on Sadie Park and Seffner Park and approved the conveyance of revised easements to Tampa Bay Water for Sadie Park (Brandon Urban Dispersed Well Site 4) and Seffner Park (Brandon Urban Dispersed Well Site 2). Also, the Board approved the conveyance of an easement to Tampa Bay Water for construction and maintenance of a monitoring well site on Gill Field Park with compensation to be an amount equal to the current fair market value as determined by an independent, professional appraiser mutually selected and approved by Tampa Bay Water staff and Hillsborough County Real Estate Department staff; and authorized execution of all necessary documents in the forms substantially similar to those attached hereto. Any real estate closing contemplated or required to effect this approval shall not take place until TBW and Hillsborough County have mutually agreed upon a Purchase and Sale Contract for the easement across County property required by TBW for their existing NW Transmission Main.

B-8 The Board approved the request of Tampa Bay Water for an easement across the County’s Falkenburg Road property generally along the alignment of Columbus Drive Extension subject to the development of a Purchase Agreement containing mutually acceptable terms and conditions. Any real estate closing contemplated or required to effect this approval shall not take place until TBW and Hillsborough County have mutually agreed upon a Purchase and Sale Contract for the easement across County property required by TBW for their existing NW Transmission Main.

B-9 Gandy Bridge Interlocal Agreement and Resolution:

a. The Board adopted an interlocal agreement establishing the parameters of the joint ownership of the Old Gandy Bridge by Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

b. The Board adopted a resolution as attachment “B” relating to the composition and duties of the Old Gandy Bridge Oversight Committee.
c. The Board adopted the license agreement as attachment “C” licensing to the Gandy Bridge and Friendship Trail Corporation the exclusive rights to solicit banner sponsors and adopted the resolution as attachment “D” relating to the rates for sponsorship of banner placement on the Old Gandy Bridge.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board adopted 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-2 The Board adopted an ordinance creating the Tampa Shores Special Dependent District.

C-3 The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and concurred with the Water Team’s recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit for the Tampa Bay Regional Water Treatment Plant pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-4 The Board continued until 10:00 a.m., on December 15, the public hearing on Tampa Bay Water Projects and consider whether to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit for the South Central Hillsborough Intertie Pipeline pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement. Rick Garrity will be responsible for rescheduling this item on the December 15 agenda.

C-5 The Board continued until 10:00 a.m. on December 15, the public hearing on Tampa Bay Water Projects regarding the Environmental Resource Permit for the Alafia River Intake and Pump Station Pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement. Cheryl Bradford raised a number of questions during the public hearing section. These issues are to be addressed at the public hearing on December 15. Rick Garrity will be responsible for preparing a response to Ms. Bradford’s letter. Also he will schedule this item for the December 15 agenda.

C-6 The Board adopted a resolution establishing the Board’s intent to use the Uniform Method of Collecting an assessment for levy, collection, and enforcement of a non-Ad Valorem Assessment for property located within twenty-two (22) established Capacity Assessment Units.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1 The Board received correspondence from Hillsborough County Workforce Board, advising of significant changes in job training programs and workforce development trends. As a result of these changes the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program has been drastically impacted. The BOCC advocacy in the legislation and/or proposal to key policy and decision-makers to continue its funding is crucial to the survival of the Summer Youth Program. The Board authorized sending a letter as proposed in the agenda written materials.

E-2 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding zoning requirements relating to convicted child molesters. She referenced several recent newspaper articles concerning a child molester who had attempted to move into an area with children. The Board passed a motion to direct the County Attorney and County Administrator to conduct a prospective review to prevent sexual predators or convicted child molesters from residing in areas where their next victims may reside. Emmy Acton, Erio Alvarez, and Sue Adams will review current zoning requirements and report back with any recommended zoning restrictions or amendments by January 19, 2000.

E-3 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding recent developments in the siting of the Agriculture Museum in Flagler County. As directed by the Board in a motion, Gene Gray will schedule a report on the history of the project on the December 15 agenda with a recommendation for action.

E-4 Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding the drafting of a an ordinance covering moving companies. He cited some examples of the need for consumer protection in over-charging. He suggested certain limitations to protect the consumer. This matter was referred to County staff and the Consumer Protection Board for review and recommendation back to the Board in thirty days. Cretta Johnson (with assistance from the County Attorney’s Office) will refer this matter to the Consumer Protection Board, research this matter, and prepare an agenda item with recommendations for the January 5, 2000, agenda.

E-5 Board members presented reports on various boards and councils on which they serve, as follows:

Commissioner Hart passed out a copy of 2000 legislation addressed by the Florida Association of Counties during its legislative conference.

Commissioner Wacksman reported on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee. Discussions were held on the issue of air quality dollars.

Commissioner Wacksman also reported on a project involving getting students together with senior citizens whereby history will be preserved.

E-6 Thirteen appointments were made to the Charter Review Board.

Also Commissioner Storms and Commissioner Platt were appointed to the joint ad hoc committee on Tampa General Hospital. Ed Trocke and Elizabeth Rugg, from the Hospital Authority, Hal Mullis and Jeremy Ross, from the Florida Health Science Center Board, were appointed to the joint committee. Pat Bean will arrange for a meeting of the committee and include appropriate staff and consultants. Also, she will prepare a report for the December 15 BOCC agenda.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints, the County Administrator will reschedule the report on Hope VI on the Consent Section of the December 15 agenda.

F-2 Due to time constraints, the County Administrator will reschedule the report on developing internal competition and cost data for street maintenance on the Consent Section of the December 15 agenda.

F-3 Due to time constraints, the County Administrator will reschedule the report on developing internal competition and cost data for mowing facilities on the Consent Section of the December 15 agenda. .
F-4 Due to time constraints, the County Administrator will reschedule the report on developing internal competition and cost data for Solid Waste Transport Services on the Consent Section of the December 15 agenda.

F-5 The Board received the report regarding Cone Ranch and release of water supply development rights and authorized the Chairman to send a letter to Tampa Bay Water requesting that water rights be returned. Rick Garrity prepared the letter for the Chairman’s signature and it has been sent to TBW.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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