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Recap:
Tuesday, January 25, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, January 19, 2000, BOCC Meeting



Recap of January 19, 2000, BOCC Meeting


A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-62 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-18 Staff requested deletion of the renewal of the maintenance agreement with Selectron for the Interactive Voice Response System for the Planning and Growth Management Department.

A-19 Staff requested deletion of the item for review of current zoning requirements and recommended zoning restrictions or amendments regarding convicted child molesters.

A-23 Staff requested a deferral until February 16 for consideration of termination of the agreement for renovations to Midway Fire Station Project. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-24 Commissioner Scott inquired about expediting the process of acquiring the necessary right-of-way for the addition of Oak Street to the maintained road inventory. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for preparing a written report to the Board by January 31.

A-32 The construction contract for the Senior Adult Center at Westshore Boulevard and Spruce Street was highlighted by Commissioner Scott. The ground breaking for this facility is scheduled during the month of March 2000. The County Administrator indicated that staff will make sure that Board members are invited to the ground breaking ceremony and that the community is also notified. Mike Foerster will be responsible for notifying Board members and the community of the ground breaking ceremony.


A-51 The Board approved the interlocal agreement with the City of Tampa defining the water and wastewater service boundaries contingent upon the City Council's ratification of the agreement. Commissioners commended staff for their excellent work in consummating this agreement. Mike McWeeny, with the assistance of Michael Raposa, will be responsible for preparing the letters to the neighborhood association leadership. A status report will be provided to the Board by January 31.

Audience Comments:

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

Anna Yuniger spoke regarding water customer service in Wimauma. She indicated that some of the residents are receiving water bills, but are not getting water. The Board referred this matter to staff for review and report back to Ms. Yuniger and Board members. Commissioner Storms made reference to the number of indigent people in the Wimauma area who may be unable to pay mandatory connection fees. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for conducting an investigation and preparing a report to Ms. Onager, with a copy to Board members, by February 1.

Aldyce Garms spoke regarding impact fees and encouraged the Board to vote to approve the "Pennies for Potholes" tax.

John Yore spoke regarding the need for hydrants in the Cedar Run area. There are eight new corporations moving into that area which requires a line extension of 40-50 ft. In this area, the County looks to the City for water and the City looks to the County for fire protection. This matter was referred to staff for review of this issue, determining a solution to the problem with City/County communications, and determining the possibility of a cooperative effort with the eight corporations. Gene Gray, with the assistance of Mike McWeeny, will be responsible for following through on this matter. Gene Gray will provide a report to the BOCC on actions taken by February 1.

Ralph Hughes spoke regarding the staff report on impact fees, specifically relating to the number of platted subdivisions.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding energy issues.

Floyd Irwin spoke regarding religious issues.


B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 No Fee Zones

a. The Board approved a public hearing date to amend the master Impact Assessment Ordinance on February 16, 2000 to allow for changes in the size criteria of the No Impact Fee Zones for Transportation/Right-of-Way.

b. The Board approved a public hearing date of March 1 to adopt six No Impact Fee Zones for Transportation/Right-of-Way in Hillsborough County. These include the following CDBG Target Areas: University of South Florida, Causeway, Progress Village, Orient, Wimauma, and Gibsonton.

c. The Board continued until March 1 consideration of a resolution to implement the water and sewer component of the No Fee Zone beginning March 31, 2000.

d. The Board continued until March 1 consideration of a budget amendment to transfer $100,000 from the Unincorporated General Fund Reserve for Contingency in accordance with BOCC policy 03.02.02.00 to begin the implementation of the water and sewer component of the program.

B-2 The Board deferred until February 2 affirmation of staff's previous position that legal constraints prevent impact fees due in subdivisions platted prior to 1985 and 80 percent built-out to be considered a "de minimus" impact. Lucia Garsys will obtain a written legal opinion on this issue.

B-3 The Board deferred until February 2 time Payment of Transportation and Right-of-Way Impact Fees for New Residential Development.

B-4 The Board accepted the Impact Fee Calendar of Events for the year 2000, as modified by the BOCC in item B-1 above, and affirmed the Status Report on Impact Fee Task Force Recommendations.

B-5 Initiatives To Reduce Energy Use and Save Costs

a. The Board received a general summary of those Local Action Plan (LAP) measures that have been identified to reduce energy and save costs; direct the County Administrator to cost out and determine the appropriate strategy to implement the best short, mid and long term energy reduction programs to meet the energy reduction goals to the LAP. The County Administrator will recommend organizational changes to create an Energy Team to complete this work by September 1, 2000. This task will also require continued coordination with ICLEI.

b. The Board agreed to have a report back no later than September 1, 2000 with a further update and additional recommended areas to pursue to improve more efficient use of utility and energy resources so that the BOCC can consider in the County's budget process.

c. The Board approved incorporation of the evaluation and implementation of cost-effective energy reducing alternatives, wherever appropriate, in the County's future new building and/or retrofit projects. This would be achieved through the inclusion of such requirements within professional services agreements in conjunction with energy manager reviews.

d. The Board authorized the County Administrator to pursue the use of a State of Florida Contract for Utility Audit services to engage a firm to evaluate current and past electric and telephone bills and charges for Hillsborough County. The services for the audit will be paid for from the savings that they achieve.

B-6 The Board received the report and recommendation to designate specific Hillsborough County Executives in the Senior Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System. The following action was taken:

a. The Board indicated its intent to approve, after publication, the positions of Assistant County Administrator and Public Affairs Officer to the Senior Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System.

b. The Board indicated its intent not to approve, after publication, the purchase of service credit for these positions retroactive to October 1, 1996, the date of the County Administrator's reorganization.

c. The Board authorized advertising its intent to designate, effective March 1, 2000, the Assistant County Administrator positions and the Public Affairs Officer position to the Senior Management Service Class of the Florida Retirement System. Sharon Wall will advertise this item and prepare an agenda item for the February 16 agenda.

B-7 The Board adopted the revised goals and objectives for Hillsborough County for the year 2000. Goal 1 was revised to reflect that staff will assist in developing the course of action regarding transportation following the February 9 transportation workshop. Goal 12 was amended to include an additional objective. Goal 13 was modified to include a specific item regarding the parks long range plan. Goal 14 includes an item regarding support for the Charter Review Board. Pat Bean will make revisions as discussed and approved by the Board and prepare an amended version following the February 9 workshop.

B-8 Staff requested deletion of the County Proposal for NFL/YET Program/Budget Amendment. This item will be rescheduled on February 2. Gene Gray and Ed Radice will continue program development.

B-9 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the report on the Evaluation of the Continuing Education and Training Needs of Hillsborough County Employees. (BRC #00055)

B-10 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the report regarding use of Paperless Technology and Innovative Purchasing Techniques. (BRC # 00043)

B-11 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation to continue a cross-organizational Steering Committee on Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations regarding technology support functions. (BRC # 00027)

B-12 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation to provide the matrix of county services as a part of the biennial budget documents, in response to Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding prioritizing services. (BRC #00100)


B-13 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation to approach the City of Tampa to discuss opportunities for parks and recreation service integration/consolidation. (BRC #00028)

B-14 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the Administration's recommendation to allow the Charter Review Committee to review the governmental structure, in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee=s recommendation on government modernization. (BRC #00025)

B-15 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the action to approve April 14, 1999 in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding a filter process for core functions. (BRC #00004)

B-16 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 reaffirmation of action approved April 14, 1999 in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding a filter process for core functions. (BRC #00095)

B-17 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation that the existing BOCC Policy 03.02.02.03 completes the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding financial policies. (BRC #00003)

B-18 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation to continue the development of internal competition. (BRC #00001)

B-19 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation to continue the development of internal competition in response to Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations. (BRC #00099)

B-20 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the County Administrator's recommendation that the current lobbying contract satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding performance criteria. (BRC #00024)

B-21 The Board approved the 2000 Federal Work Program as recommended by staff with the exception of a change made to exclude support for the reservoir project of Tampa Bay Water. The Board requested that an item be brought back to the Board regarding additional information and a priority grouping of the Tampa Bay Water projects. Rick Garrity will be responsible for preparing an agenda item for the February 2 agenda.

Commissioner Platt requested that staff provide simultaneous with the above item a listing of Alcalde Faye contracts with outside sources. Helen Levine will be responsible for preparing a priority grouping for the Federal Program for the February 2 agenda.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board adopted an amendment to H.C. Ordinance 96-33 relating to solid waste collection & disposal assessments to amend assessment requirements for mobile home parks.

C-2 The Board adopted an ordinance, as amended by the County Attorney's Office, extending the one-cent local option motor fuel and special fuel tax (Pennies for Potholes) from January 1, 2002 until December 31, 2011.

C-3 The Board opened the public hearing regarding the ordinance on Utility Connection Ordinance replacement and continued same to February 2, 2000, at 4:00 p.m. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for preparing the agenda item for the February 2 agenda.

C-4 The Board adopted a resolution designating a 35 acre site owned by Robbins Manufacturing Company as a "Brownfields Area" pursuant to Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Act of 1997.

C-5 The Board adopted an 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.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Mayor Fran Barford, Chairperson of Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, requested a deferral until February 2 for presentation of the annual evaluation of the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

D-2 The Board received the written Quarterly Report 1999/2000 from the Head Start Policy Council.

D-3 The Board heard a presentation and received memorabilia from the Friendship Trail Grand Opening to the County Commission by Frank Miller, President of the Friendship Trail Corporation. No action was required.

D-4 The Board heard a presentation by John Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc. presenting the "millennium plant," the Natches crape myrtle in honor of State Arbor Day. No action was required.

D-5 The Board heard a presentation by Bob Weston, County Surveyor, County Surveying Division of the Real Estate Department presenting the Millennium Edition of the Hillsborough County Atlas. No action was required.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1 Due to the lateness of the hour, reports by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve were not presented.

E-2 Appointments were made to three boards.

E-3 A letter was received from the Governor's Council for Sustainable Florida regarding awards in the year 2000. The Board referred this issue to the Planning and Growth Management Department, as the lead agency for coordination of nominations to the Governor's Council. Sue Adams will be responsible for leading this effort.

E-4 Commissioner Storms requested a deferral until February 2 regarding an ordinance to address signs and building facades in the right-of-way on Highway 60. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

E-5 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding advertising in the right-of-way. She expressed an interest in banning newspaper boxes in the right-of-way and referenced a program in Lakeland. Following the Board's discussion, this matter was referred to the County Attorney's Office for review and report back to the Board. Emmy Acton will be responsible for preparing an agenda item for the February 16 agenda.

E-6 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding naming of South Mobley Park, consistent with previous BOCC discussion. The Board passed a motion to waive the County's policy in the naming of buildings and parks in order to name the South Mobley Park in honor of Ed Radice, Director of Parks and Recreation Department while he is still employed by Hillsborough County. Tony Shoemaker will follow through as required, included development of appropriate signage.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 The County Administrator presented the annual State of the County Message.

F-2 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the final report on Year 2000 Readiness

F-3 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the discussion of budget process review.

F-4 Paula Harvey presented a report regarding Denise Lane's comments during the Jan. 5 BOCC meeting regarding church/school permits in Livingston Acres. No action was required.

F-5 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 2 the report on the Evaluation of Residential Solid Waste Collection Service Quality Assurance Assessment.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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