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Recap:
Friday, February 4, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, February 2, 2000, BOCC Meeting



Recap of February 2, 2000, BOCC Meeting


A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-74 were approved as recommended by staff.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-36a Rick Garrity will schedule for February 16 the item regarding priority grouping of Tampa Bay Water projects.

A-36b Helen Levine will schedule for February 16 the item regarding a listing of Alcalde-Faye contracts.

Audience Comments:

Nine individuals spoke during the Audience Comments portion of the meeting, as follows:

Les Seright spoke regarding a meeting scheduled by the FDOT regarding the Gandy Corridor project. There was discussion by Commissioners regarding the notification process to the community and elected officials. The Board referred this matter to staff for review and report back at the next BOCC meeting. Sue Adams, in conjunction with the County Attorney's Office, will be responsible for scheduling a report on the February 16 agenda. Information will be provided regarding legal requirements of notice of FDOT's meeting, their time schedule for the project, substance of their recommendations, and proposed community meetings.
Carl Warren spoke regarding strategies for implementation of impact fees.

Ralph Hughes spoke regarding legal concerns about impact fees.

Robert Hunter spoke regarding time payment of impact fees and requested that the Board delay consideration of implementation.

Denise Layne spoke regarding impact fees and requested a delay of consideration until the Board considers the Comprehensive Land Use Plan amendments in May.

Attorney Judy James and Joseph Narkiewitz spoke regarding proceeding with the impact fee proposal.

Joyce Smith spoke regarding the editorial in the Tampa Tribune about the financial condition of Tampa General Hospital. Pat Bean advised the Board that the Committee of Six had already scheduled a meeting for February 17 to discuss issues relating to TGH. Pat Bean will keep the Board advised, as necessary, on the TGH issue and the work of the Committee of Six.

Floyd Irwin spoke regarding religious issues.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 Time Payment of Transportation and Right-Of-Way Impact Fees for New Residential Development.

a. The Board approved the concept of the time payment of transportation and right-of-way impact fees for residential development, with the understanding that "full disclosure" will be included in the sales process.

b. The Board directed staff to initiate a test case to validate the special assessment bonds needed to implement this concept. Lucia Garsys will follow through on this directive.

c. The Board approved a budget amendment to appropriate $25,000 from the Unincorporated General Fund Reserve for Contingency to implement a bond issuance.

B-2 Staff recommended the Board implement the task force recommendation with regard to exempting impact fees in subdivisions platted prior to 1985 and 80% built-out and requested that the Board direct the County Administrator to return to the Board with details to implement the recommendation of the task force. Following a vote of reconsideration of the first motion, the Board adopted a motion to support staff's recommendation to have the Board make a finding that infill development is a legitimate governmental objective which will encourage infill development. Staff will then go back and find objective evidence in order to best support this action within the urban service are, but excluding the urban expansion area. Lucia Garsys will be responsible for follow through on this matter and will provide an update with 45 days.

B-3 The Board approved the scheduling of the following workshops, as requested by the Planning Commission. The Board requested that staff schedule the workshops for less than two hours, if possible.

a. Workshop to review text amendments and private map changes. (The workshop has been scheduled for February 23 at 9:00 am for one hour.)

b. Workshop to discuss the Lutz/Keystone/Odessa Community Plan and the Northwest Plan - text and map amendment. (This workshop has been scheduled for March 8 at 10:00 am for two hours.)

B-4 The Board accepted the report on the Evaluation of the Continuing Education and Training Needs of Hillsborough County Employees. (BRC #00055)

B-5 The Board accepted the report regarding use of Paperless Technology and Innovative Purchasing Techniques. (BRC #00043)

B-6 The Board approved the County Administrator's recommendation to continue a cross-organizational Steering Committee on Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations regarding technology support functions. (BRC #00027)

B-7 The Board approved the County Administrator's recommendations 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-8 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 authorization for the County Administrator to approach the City of Tampa to discuss opportunities for parks and recreation service integration/consolidation. (BRC #00028)

B-9 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval the Administration 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-10 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval for reaffirmation of action approved April 14, 1999 in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding a filter process for core functions. (BRC #00004)

B-11 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of 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-12 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of 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-13 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation to continue the development of internal competition. (BRC #00001)

B-14 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation to continue the development of internal competition in response to Blue Ribbon committee recommendations. (BRC #00099)

B-15 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation that the current lobbying contract satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding performance criteria. (BRC #00024)

B-16 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation that the resource sharing undertaken by the library system service in 1996 satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation that resource sharing should be increased. (BRC #00029)

B-17 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's report that Public Transportation Commission inspectors are currently compensated lower than deputy sheriffs and forward the Florida TaxWatch recommendation to the Public Transportation Commission for review. (BRC #00034)

B-18 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's report that the Board adopted a plan in 1996, that satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding the way County Water plants are funded. (BRC #00036)

B-19 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's report that recommend changes to BOCC Ordinance 92.11 satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding modifying regulations to deter urban sprawl. (BRC #00037)

B-20 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation that the Initiatives To Reduce Energy Use and Save Costs report presented on January 19, 2000 satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding reducing energy costs in County Buildings. (BRC #00040)

B-21 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of County Administrator's report that key data collection systems have been funded in the FY 00 and FY 01 budgets. (BRC #00042)

B-22 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's recommendation that implementation has occurred and will continue, in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation on electronic processing. (BRC #00043)


B-23 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator's report that procedures are in place to continuously take advantage of the use of automation in completion of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation that automation should be maximized. (BRC #00044)

B-24 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the County Administrator to send a letter to Constitutional Officers and other agencies asking them to implement the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation that agencies of County government should electronically disseminate software updates. (BRC #00045)

B-25 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 approval of the statement from the Clerk of Circuit Court's office that the current automated system completes the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation that the Clerk of Court's office should use processes similar to those in the Contracts and Purchasing Departments. (BRC #00046)

B-26 The Board rejected staff's recommendation for proceeding with the Hillsborough Heights water sampling program as outlined in the staff report.

B-27 The Board received the report on Environmental Impact Statement Relative to the Proposed Desalination Facility.

B-28 The Board approved the County Attorney's recommendation that the Board direct staff not to schedule the public hearing on February 16, 2000, as previously directed by the Board to amend the Consolidated Impact Assessment Program Ordinance.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board held a public hearing and adopted the new Public Utility Connections Regulations ordinance to repeal and replace County Ordinance 92-11 as amended effective June 1, 2000.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 City of Temple Terrace Mayor Fran Barford, Chairperson of Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, presented the annual evaluation of the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. Cretta Johnson responded with regard to the improvements that have been implemented in the program. No action was required.

D-2 Assistant Superintendent Jack Davis, appeared on behalf of the Hillsborough County School Board, regarding the use of approximately 20 acres of the County's South Mobley Road property for an elementary school site. The Board referred this issue to staff for review and a comprehensive report back to the Board. Mike Kelly will be responsible for developing the report and will schedule on April 5.

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

Commissioner Platt reported on the Gandy Bridge Friendship Trail being used by the public.

Commissioner Hart reported on the regional water supply plan of Tampa Bay Water.

Commissioner Norman reported on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers adding additional suites.

E-2 Appointments were made to various boards and councils.

E-3 Commissioner Hart led a discussion regarding including the City of Temple Terrace for representation on the Tourist Development Council. The Board passed a motion to direct the staff to work with the City of Temple Terrace to determine ways that Temple Terrace can participate on the Tourist Development Council. Gene Gray, in conjunction with Helen Levine, will invite the City of Temple Terrace to participate in an ex officio capacity while staff explores legislation which would allow them a seat on the TDC.

E-4 Commissioner Scott led a discussion concerning the request from Ms. Glenda J. Beard regarding soliciting the Board's support of terminally ill Medicare patients to be eligible for assistance under the county's indigent health program. Following discussion, the Board voted to refer this issue to the Health Care Advisory Board and Helen Levine for review and report back to the Board within thirty days. Jimmie Keel will provide this information to the Health Care Advisory Board for a recommendation. Helen Levine will contact federal and state legislators to explore options for dealing with this problem. Board members suggested that the following items be included in this review: special category for catastrophic illness in the HealthCare Plan; pre-payment of reimbursement of costs in catastrophic cases; and statistics on the number of individuals who die before they get Medicare. Jimmie Keel will coordinate preparation of a report back to the Board on March 1.

E-5 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding an ordinance to address signs and building facades in the right-of-way on Highway 60. Staff was directed to obtain community input for a report and recommendation back to the Board that would provide guidelines for improving the appearance of properties along SR60. Sue Adams will be responsible for developing a report and the strategy for accomplishing this action by March 1.

E-6 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding the statute of limitations for mobile homes. This matter was referred to staff for review and determination as to whether a statute of limitations should apply to permit issues. Sue Adams and Kevin McConnell will be responsible for developing a report back to the Board on April 5.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 the report regarding Judicial Certification of new judges.

F-2 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 the report regarding Year 2000 Readiness.

F-3 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 Review of the Budget Process.

F-4 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until February 16 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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