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Recap:
Thursday, December 23, 1999
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, December 15, 1999, BOCC Meeting



A portion of the December 15, 1999, meeting was continued until Thursday, December 16. Items discussed on December 16 are indicated with an asterisk (*).

A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-100 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-89 The Clerk of Circuit Court requested deletion of the list of land available for taxes.

A-92 The Clerk of Circuit Court requested deletion of the budget amendment for the Parks and Recreation Department relating to the Cecile Wagnon Will Special Revenue Fund.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

*A-40&
A-41 Chairman Frank suggested that the County Administrator schedule some time to discuss in more detail the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations. Ed Hunzeker will be responsible for scheduling this agenda item for the Board meeting of February 2.

*A-64 Commissioner Norman requested information regarding adjacent or connecting properties of Cypress Creek Preserve--Phase II (resubmittal). Mike Kelly will be responsible for providing an update on properties being considered through the ELAP Program, along with maps and other pertinent information to Commissioner Norman, with a copy to Board members by December 31.
A-83 Ned Baier will be responsible for rescheduling the report on sustainable buildings on the January 5, 2000, agenda.

Audience Comments:

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

Carlton Lewis spoke regarding the mini-grant process.

Aldyce Garms, Lucy Bostain, Denise Lane, and Cam Oberting spoke in support of keeping the requirement of a super majority vote for certain changes to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Ralph Hughes made a series of allegations regarding action taken by the Board on impact fees. The Board, by consensus, requested a report from staff on Mr. Hughes' comments. Lucia Garsys will prepare a response to Mr. Hughes by December 30, and will schedule a staff report on the January 5 agenda.

Noland Cook spoke on water issues and the reservoir. He also spoke regarding road conditions in the area near Durant High School. The Board, by consensus, requested a report from staff on the status of road improvements on Durant Road and Turkey Creek Road in the area near the high school. Bernardo Garcia will distribute a report to Mr. Cook, with a copy to BOCC members, by December 31.

Mary Alice Dorset and Mike Register spoke regarding of Tampa General Hospital.

Pauline Grant spoke in support of retaining the requirement of a super majority vote in the Comprehensive Plan and the Committee of 99 recommendations.

Barbara Merritt expressed her thanks to the County Administrator and his staff (Public Works) for resolving the issue of a left turn signal at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Orient Road. She also spoke in support of the super majority vote for land use changes in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Marilyn Smith spoke in support of the super majority vote for land use changes in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and inquired about the status of the BRC recommendations. Commissioner Frank advised Ms. Smith that she had already referred this question to the County Administrator for a response. Eric Johnson will be responsible for providing the most recent status report on the BRC recommendations to Ms. Smith by December 30.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings. Mr. Klutho was advised that a report on sustainable buildings is scheduled on the January 5 agenda.

Gaye Townsend spoke regarding problems relating to the low level of Hog Island Lake. She indicated that the lake is not flowing under the culverts on Collier Parkway, and as well, there is a flow problem to the south. She also indicated that the Pasco County Commission had rejected Hillsborough County BOCC's request for mediation of traffic issues. The County Administrator agreed to follow up with Pasco County Administrator John Gallagher. Pat Bean will be responsible for scheduling a meeting with John Gallagher to discuss both issues and she will distribute a report to Ms. Townsend and Board members by January 14, 2000.

Cheryl Bradford spoke regarding the super majority vote in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and encouraged the Board not to make a change to the number of votes. Ms. Bradford also spoke on the need to review our water resources and Bull Frog Creek.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

*B-1 The Board discussed the Committee of 99 recommendations on December 15 and 16.

On December 15, the Board passed a motion to direct the County Attorney, with assistance from County staff, to draft an ordinance relating to the ninth cent gas tax, with conditions and recommendations outlined per Commissioner Hart's handout and to prepare the necessary action to continue the tax by super majority vote and to rescind the previously adopted ordinance setting a referendum for March 14, 2000. The Board is to review the draft ordinance at its meeting of January 5, with a public hearing on the ordinance to be scheduled for January 19. Emmy Acton will be responsible for preparing the ordinance and agenda item for the January 5 BOCC meeting.

On December 16, the Board discussed the joint meeting held earlier in the day between the BOCC and the Legislative Delegation. Following a lengthy debate, the Board continued this item so that a workshop could be held on January 12 at 3:00 p.m. (Workshop scheduling approved by super majority vote.) Information requested by Commissioners for the workshop include: the County's needs list; status of Community Investment Tax through the year 2008; status of Capital Improvement Program projects; and copies of agendas from the previous BOCC workshops on transportation. Charts and bar graphs were suggested to be included in the workshop materials. Pat Bean, with the assistance of Tom Thomson, Eric Johnson, and Bernardo Garcia, will be responsible for compiling the materials for the January 12 workshop.

B-2 The Board adopted a Resolution approving the issuance by the Housing Finance Authority of Hillsborough County of its Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds, aggregate face amounts not exceeding $7.0 million in tax-exempt bonds and $950,000 in taxable bonds, to finance the acquisition and construction of a 176 unit Multi-Family Housing Rental Facility on an approximate 7.35 acre site, located on the northeast side of the intersection of Interbay Boulevard and Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida, to provide rental dwellings for persons or families of moderate, middle, and lesser income.

B-3a&b The Board adopted the recommendation of the County Administrator for selection of Salomon Smith Barney to serve as commercial paper dealer and State Street Bank and Trust as letter of credit provider to implement the County's tax-exempt commercial paper program. Further, the Board authorized staff to draft documentation to establish the terms and conditions of the program for subsequent approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

B-4 Florida Health Science Center/Tampa General Hospital Issues:

a. The Board received the report on financial condition of Tampa General Hospital. No action was required.

b. The Board received the verbal report regarding ad hoc joint Committee of Six on Tampa General Hospital and voted to add an item to the State Legislative Program requesting up to $10 million per year to support the USF Medical School function at Tampa General Hospital.

c. The Board approved the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Participation Agreement for the period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000, as recommended by staff with the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for Medicaid funding for both inpatient and outpatient services provided to Hillsborough County residents which requires County payment of matching funds in a monthly amount of $874,867. In addition, the Board approved the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Participation Agreement for the period of July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000, as recommended by the County Administrator, with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. to provide for the deduction of corresponding matching funds in the monthly amount of $874,867 from payment requests submitted to the County for services provided by Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. to participants of the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan, and to provide an escrow account to secure service provision.

The agreement with FHSC was approved with an amendment to the record-keeping requirements section of the contract to require FHSC to provide any records upon request of the County which was the same language that appeared in last year's contract.

The Board also agreed to discuss successive agreements in May 2000. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for scheduling this item.

d. The Board received the report regarding Hospital Lien Ordinance.

B-5 The Board continued its discussion from the December 7 Land Use Meeting regarding Merrill Gardens/Safe Covenant Church. (A separate recap memo will be sent out on this item.)

B-6 Staff requested a deferral of the report regarding background, mission, and organization of the Hillsborough County Water Resource Team. Rick Garrity will be responsible for rescheduling this item on the January 5 agenda.

B-7 The Board approved a budget amendment to realign $138,900 to provide an updated Personal Services budget and establish an operating budget for the Tampa Bay Water Issues Additional Support Fund.

B-8 The Board authorized the Water Resource Team to submit necessary applications and information to the Governor's Water Advisory Panel for the referenced projects and to deactivate an existing legislative request to fund the Hillsborough Independent Monitoring Plan (HIMP) including a request for $259,000 for HIMP funding for FY2000.

B-9 Adopt resolution for revisions and updates to the Procedures Manual and Fee Schedule for Amendments to the Future of Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County as shown in the Agenda written materials.

B-10 The Board approved documents relating to reclaimed water service for River Hills Country Club.

B-11 The Board approved documents relating to reclaimed water service for Bloomingdale Golf Course.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 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 Permit for the South Central Hillsborough Intertie Pipeline pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13, and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

Additionally, the Board passed a motion to request that the Port Authority ask Tampa Bay Water to submit the pipeline and Alafia River intake structure in a single permit application, which would trigger a public hearing.

C-2 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 to initiate binding arbitration of 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.

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 staff's recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit for the North Central Hillsborough Intertie Geotechnical Investigations pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13, and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-4 The Board conducted a a public hearing and approved an amendment to correct a computational error in a recent amendment to Ordinance 96-12, regarding Court Filing Fees.

C-5 The Board conducted a public hearing and adopted the Final Assessment Resolutions required under Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units described as: Northwest Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99402, Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99403, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 99409, to impose capacity assessments against property therein and to approve the capacity assessment rolls.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 The Board approved the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $5,100,000 Tax-Exempt Bond (IDA) Financing from Berkeley Preparatory School.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

Commissioner Platt reported on the Friendship Trail Bridge grand opening. She suggested that some recognition be given to Bernardo Garcia, Bob Gordon, Mike Foerster, and Michelle Oldack for their hard work on the project. Helen Levine will be responsible for following through with appropriate acknowledgements by January 14, 2000.

Commissioner Norman reported on the success of the first high school football game of all-stars.

Commissioner Hart reported that he will be chairing the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council as of January. He also reported on the telecommuting program.

E-3 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding Hillsborough County's policies, ordinances, and land use codes as it pertains to the recent actions taken by Tampa City Council involving adult use businesses. Representatives of the Sheriff's Office and County Attorney's Office provided an explanation of the County's ordinance which covers the unincorporated area of the county. It was agreed that the County's ordinance governing adult use businesses is adequate and doesn't require any amendments at this time.

E-4* Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding declaring the year 2000 as the "Year of the Child in Hillsborough County" so that we can set a good example for the community. This matter was referred to staff for review and recommendation back to the Board. Jimmie Keel will be responsible for preparing an agenda item with a recommendation for the January 5 meeting.

E-5 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding the Florida Agriculture Museum. The Board approved the addition of this item to its legislative program. Helen Levine will update accordingly.

F. STAFF REPORTS -- None.

* Discussed on December 16, 1999.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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