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Recap:
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, February 16, 2000, BOCC Meeting



A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-119 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-33 Staff requested a deferral until March 1 for the third modification and novation agreement for software products and service with InterQual, Inc.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-60 Susan Adams will be responsible for rescheduling on March 1, 2000 the report regarding Gandy Boulevard road transportation plans.

A-103 Mike McWeeny will be responsible for scheduling on March 16, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. a public hearing to consider the proposed rate adjustment by Windemere Utility Company for its franchise service area.

A-104 Mike McWeeny will be responsible for scheduling on March 15, 2000, 2:00 p.m., a public hearing to consider adopting the Final Assessment Resolutions required by Ordinance 96-7 to create each benefit unit and to implement assessments against each property within each benefit unit for collection of Capacity and Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Fees. 1) Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit (CAU) 00103; 2) Central Water and Wastewater (CAU) 00106; 3) South Water (CAU) 00107; 4) South Water and Wastewater (CAU) 00109; and 5) Van Dyke (CAU) 00110.

A-108 The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for scheduling on March 1, 2000 the report on Newspaper Racks in Right-of-Way.

A-109 The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for scheduling on March 1, 2000 the report regarding Child Molesters and Zoning.

Audience Comments:

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

Pastor Bessie Mohead spoke regarding a problem with an easement required for the Mount Pleasant Church parsonage. This item previously had been under review by the Planning and Growth Management. The Board referred this matter back to the Planning & Growth Management Department for additional review. David Ford met with Ms. Mohead immediately following her appearance. Sue Adams will distribute a report to the BOCC of action taken by February 22.

Bob Wooten spoke regarding impact fees and land use issues.

Hannah Head spoke regarding the increase in gas tax.

Les Seright spoke regarding the Gandy Corridor. He raised additional issues regarding the FDOT review process. The County Administrator advised that a staff report was planned for the March 1 meeting as a result of Mr. Seright’s comments at a previous meeting. The additional issues will be included in the March 1 report. Sue Adams will be responsible for researching these issues and including them in her report to the Board on March 1.

Don Gore spoke regarding the State law requiring the motor vehicle inspection station in Hillsborough County.

Neil Cosentino spoke regarding connection of the Selmon Expressway to the Gandy Bridge.

Tom Healy spoke relating to the Gandy Corridor and referenced a wetland area adjacent to a mobile home park on Gandy Boulevard. Commissioner Platt suggested that Mr. Healy complete the forms to nominate this site for ELAPP acquisition.

Marilyn Smith spoke regarding various issues.


REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 The Board heard a report from Lucia Garsys regarding Park, School, and Fire Impact Fee Programs continued from the September 8, 1999 Impact Fee Workshop.

a) The Board directed planning staff to work with the School Board to address issues regarding mandatory dedication issues and to monitor the impact fee issue. Sue Adams will work with the School Board on this issue. Lucia Garsys will report back at the August 9 BOCC meeting.

Board members requested that the Florida School Construction Finance Commission report regarding impact fees be provided in writing. Lucia Garsys will be responsible for following through on the Board request by February 29.

b) The Board directed staff to review the Parks and Recreation Department recommendations and incorporate them into a comprehensive review of the parks impact fee program in Fiscal Year 2000.

c) Approve the revised list of eligible fire apparatus in the Consolidated Impact Fee Ordinance. The County Attorney's Office will prepare amendments to the Ordinance to reflect these changes and bring to the Board for a request for a public hearing date on March 15.

d) The Board continued staff’s recommendation to draft an ordinance to rescind the fire impact fee effective May 1, 2000, until such time the Board deals with the transportation impact fee issue during the upcoming transportation workshops. Lucia Garsys will provide a summary of all the impact fee components and bring it back to the Board on March 15, 2000. This summary will include collections, expenditures and recovery rates for transportation and fire, and to the extent possible, parks.

B-2 The Board approved the scheduling of a workshop to discuss the budget process. The workshop has been confirmed for March 22 at 10:30 am.

B-3 The Board discussed the proposed Agenda for the Transportation Workshop scheduled for February 23. The joint workshop with the Planning Commission on the afternoon will instead be utilized for the transportation workshop. The Board requested, however, that the Planning Commission staff be present at the workshop. It was agreed that Board members would provide their questions regarding transportation issues to the County Administrator by noon on Thursday, February 17. In accordance with the Board’s discussion, the workshop agenda will be scheduled from 10:00 am to noon and from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Staff will:

provide an opportunity for discussion of the transportation recommendations;
provide a list of road projects inside the urban service area that are failing or near failing;
provide demographic information and examples of four transportation projects;
provide response from the City of Tampa regarding rail proposal; and
provide response from the Committee of 99 regarding the revised transportation proposal.

B-4 The Board approved a budget amendment appropriating $50,000 from Reserve for Contingency in the Countywide General Fund to the budget item for financial advisory costs in the General Fund to provide funding for increased costs associated with the analysis of the finances of Tampa General Hospital.

B-5 The Board approved the First Amendment to the Agreement for Consulting Services between Hillsborough County and TriBrook Healthcare Consultants to provide services to conduct an analysis of the financial performance of Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. d/b/a Tampa General Healthcare at the hourly rates shown in the contract not to exceed an additional contract value of $50,000.

B-6 The Board authorized staff to support City of Temple Terrace’s efforts to amend Florida Statutes (section 125.0104) to provide for City representation on the Hillsborough County Tourist Development Council and offered the City the opportunity to designate an "advisory" (non-voting) member to the TDC, as explained in the written staff report.

B-7 The Board deferred the RFP S-829-00 Performance Audit of Capital Construction and Maintenance until after the HRIS system is in place.




B-8 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to authorize 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to reaffirm 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 March 1 the item to Reaffirm 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to approve County Administrator’s recommendation to continue the development of internal competition. (BRC #00001)

B-14 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to Approve 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 March 1 the item to Approve 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 March 1 the item to Approve 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 March 1 the item to Approve 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 March 1 the item to Approve 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to accept 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 March 1 the item to authorize 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 March 1 the item to approve 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 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to approve the County Administrator’s report that BOCC action on June 30, 1999 satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation for an infrastructure management program. (BRC #00035)

B-27 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to approve the County Administrator’s report that cross-training has, and will continue to be, utilized to improve services and/or reduce the cost of County government. (BRC #00047)

B-28 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to approve the County Administrator’s report that the pilot project being conducted satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee regarding telecommuting. (BRC #00049)

B-29 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to approve the County Administrator’s report that the current agenda recap memo satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation that final actions and follow-up requirements on agenda items should be clear. (BRC #00051)

B-30 Acquisition of Valrico Treatment Plant Property.

a) The Board adopted a resolution declaring approximately 808 acres of property located on Hwy 60 east of Dover Road as a surplus asset of the Water Department and transfer said property to the Parks and Recreation Department for preservation and recreational purposes.

b) The Board authorized by super majority vote, in accordance with BOCC Policy 03.04.24.00, phosphate severance taxes to acquire and maintain the Valrico Treatment Plant property located east of Dover Road.

c) The Board appropriated $1,537,305 in phosphate severance taxes to acquire the property from the Water Department and fund operation and maintenance for FY 00. MSTU funds will be used for operation and maintenance for 2001 and beyond.

B-31 Interlocal Agreement with Public Transportation Commission (PTC) and Clerk of the Circuit Court.

a) The Board approved the interlocal, tri-party agreement with Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court identifying funding and services to be provided to the PTC.

b) The Board approved the appropriation of $103,000 from the Countywide General Fund Reserve for Contingency for the increase in funding to the PTC as required by the interlocal agreement.

B-32 The Board approved the submission of the proposal to the National Football League to define the County’s plans for implementing a NFL-Youth Education Town (YET) program as part of hosting the 2001 Super Bowl.

B-33 Census 2000 New Construction Program Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tampa.

a) The Board approved the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tampa for the Census 2000 New Construction Program Addressing update in the amount of $50,000.

b) The Board approved a budget amendment to appropriate $50,000 from Countywide Fund Reserve for Contingency to provide funding for an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tampa for the Census 2000 New Construction Program Update.

B-34 The Board adopted staff recommendations for the grouping and prioritization of items already adopted for the 2000 Federal Legislative Program with the exception of all Tampa Bay Water projects which includes the listing of specific Tampa Bay Water projects (item #7 was deleted by this action). The Board received and took no action regarding the list of Alcalde and Fay clients.

As an adjunct to this item, Commissioner Norman requested that staff research and bring back information regarding the availability of any state or federal financial assistance to regional water supply authorities or to a county who in a regional water supply authority is the host for projects. Rick Garrity, with the assistance of Helen Levine, will be responsible for providing this information to the Board by April 19.


B-35 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until March 1 the item to support the City of Tampa and Pinellas County in their request to the State Legislature to appropriate funding of $2.4 million to complete an underpass at both ends of Old Gandy Bridge.

B-36 Staff requested deletion of the request of the Hillsborough County School Board to use approximately 20 acres of the County’s South Mobley Road property for an elementary school site.

B-37 The Board received the report regarding an update on the court facilities improvement project CIP #70121.

B-38 The Board approved a budget amendment to realign $3,100,000 from various unspent bond proceeds and residual balances from various projects to provide partial funding for Phase 1 of the Downtown Central Chiller Plant.

B-39 The Board approved the Eighth Modification Agreement in the amount of $383,115 with Ranon and Partners, Inc., to provide architectural and engineering services for 1st and 2nd floor, Courthouse Annex (South); and Phase One of the proposed New Central Chiller Plant, which form part of the Court Facilities Improvement Project, CIP No. 70121 (formerly known as Court Administration Project, CIP No. 70108).

B-40 The Board approved a contract with Roger Vaughn, Trustee, in the amount of $1,102,500 plus closing costs, for the acquisition of land located at the northeast corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets, to accommodate the construction of a parking garage.

B-41 The Board accepted from the Clerk of Circuit Court County Audit Report 84 regarding Insurance and Claims Division Operational Controls audit, follow up to report 70. The Board requested that staff provide a report to the Board when the open items are closed out. Ted Grable will be responsible for distributing a report to the Board no later than August 9.

B-42 The Board approved a "COPS Ahead" grant renewal as requested by the Sheriff’s Office. No County funds are involved for the current fiscal year..

As an adjunct to this item, the Board passed a motion to direct staff to work with the Clerk’s office in developing a policy relating to documents requiring the Chairman’s signature by other Constitutional Officers. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for meeting with Sue Parrish to develop such a policy requested by the Board by April 19.

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 approved the Water Team’s recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit for the North-Central Hillsborough Intertie-Contract 1 (South Division) pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-2 The Board conducted a public hearing in accordance with the BOCC’s Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and approved the Water Team’s recommendation not to consider binding arbitration of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to Discharge Process Wastewater from the Tampa Bay Regional Water Treatment Plant (RWTP) 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 approved the Water Team’s recommendation not to consider binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Letter Modification for the Tampa Bypass Canal (TBC) Intake Structures pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-4 The Board held a public hearing and approved with one exception the annexation of street lighting service areas to the Hillsborough County Consolidated Street Lighting Special Purpose Districts contained in background Resolution, for the 2000 Tax Year. The Warrington Green Subdivision petition for street lights was continued until 2:00 p.m., on March 1, so that a homeowners meeting could be held to further discuss the petition. Bernardo Garcia will assign a staff person to be in attendance at the meeting and will be responsible for rescheduling this item for the March 1 agenda.

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Frank Miller, Co-Chairman of Hillsborough County Millennium Committee, presented a refund of $3,805.37 for the Families First: Fireworks 2000 event. The Board accepted the refund and thanked the Committee for their work on the event.

D-2 Elie G. Araj, Chairman of Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Board, made a presentation regarding services provided by Consumer Protection staff. The Board passed a motion to direct staff to conduct a comparative analysis of staffing patterns of Hillsborough County’s consumer protection program with other counties in the state of Florida and report back within thirty days. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for conducting the research and preparing the agenda item for the April 5 agenda.


COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

Commissioner Storms reported that the Expressway Authority will be breaking ground on the Expressway extension and feeder road project. In December, the Expressway Authority received a significant source of revenue to fund the project.

Commissioner Platt reported that she attended her first retreat and meeting of the HARTline board.

Commissioner Scott reported on the State Fair Authority. The attendance at the fair is above average.

Commissioner Hart reported on and presented hand-outs regarding Telework Tampa Bay, TBRPC regional conference, and correspondence to Bob Martinez regarding hospital liens.

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

E-3 Commissioner Platt led a discussion regarding a request to amend County’s parking ordinance 98-48 to include provision that it is a violation for a vehicle to occupy more than one parking space as well as to park over the line. No action was required.

STAFF REPORTS:

F-1 The County Administrator presented a report regarding Judicial Certification of new judges. The Board passed a motion to refer this information to the Legislative Delegation. Helen Levine will prepare a transmittal letter for Chairman Frank’s signature by February 29.

F-2 The County Administrator presented the Capital Improvement Program Summary Report Of Projects Funded For Construction in FY 00. No action was required.

F-3 The County Administrator presented the quarterly report regarding the Blue Ribbon Committee on County Finances and the Florida TaxWatch recommendations.

F-4 The Board deferred until March 1 the report on the channel corridors in the Town ‘N Country area.

ADDITIONAL ITEM:

Commissioner Storms advised that it is not necessary to bring back the report on the statute of limitations on mobile home parks as previously requested during a BOCC meeting.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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