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Recap:
Friday, March 3, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, March 1, 2000, BOCC Meeting



A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-95 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-28 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the Blue Ribbon Committee report regarding government modernization. (BRC #00025).

A-32 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the Blue Ribbon Committee report regarding development of internal competition. (BRC #00001)

A-33 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the Blue Ribbon Committee report regarding development of internal competition. (BRC #00099)

A-38 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the Blue Ribbon Committee report regarding modification to urban sprawl. (BRC #00037)

A-47 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the Blue Ribbon Committee report regarding telecommuting. (BRC #00049)

A-86 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15, the request for application from attorneys to provide legal services for indigent criminal defendants in non-capital felony or misdemeanor/juvenile cases.

The above items will be rescheduled on the March 15 by Administrative Services.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-24 Cretta Johnson will schedule an report for April 5 regarding a report from Health Care Advisory Board regarding issues as explained by Mrs. Glenda Beard.

A-52 Susan Adams will schedule a report for April 5 regarding signs and building facades in the right-of-way on Highway 60.
Audience Comments:

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

Les Seright and Bob Hart spoke regarding the status report on the Gandy Major Investment Study scheduled to be heard later in the day.

Cam Oberting spoke regarding contaminated wells and desalination. She also inquired about her question to Commissioners regarding the profitability of the transfer of the methane gas from Hillsborough Heights to Cast-Crete. Daryl Smith will follow up on this matter and distribute a report to Ms. Oberting, with copy to the BOCC, by March 10.

Bob Gamester, Joyce Smith, and Gene Ann Kennedy spoke regarding agenda item requesting approval of hiring a consultant to prepare a Town 'N Country Community Plan.

Barbara Merritt thanked the County Administrator and staff for their work in the Brownsfield development in her community. She also spoke regarding water lines.

Marilyn Smith spoke regarding consultant costs and the moving ordinance.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings.

Gerald White expressed concern about the non-closure of the U.S. Attorney's Office investigation of his district Commissioner. He indicated that keeping an investigation open for a long period of time casts a cloud on the upcoming election. The Board referred this matter to the County Attorney's Office to determine the appropriateness of the Board taking action on requesting the U.S. Attorney to make a final determination in this case. The County Attorney and County Administrator will prepare a written report and distribute to the BOCC by March 8.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 The Board received the County Administrator's report regarding Capital Improvement Program Summary of Projects Funded For Construction In FY 00 Part II. This report focused on the Water Department's projects. The Board held a discussion relative to status of reclaimed water projects in the eastern and southern parts of the county and the withdrawal of water which is near production failure. The Board requested that staff come back within thirty days with information on how production failure will be addressed. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for preparing a report on reclaimed water projects for the April 5 agenda. Mike McWeeny and Rick Garrity will be responsible for preparing a report on production failure for the April 5 agenda.

B-2 The Board discussed staff's recommendation for the creation of a Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), as detailed in the staff report, and deferment of contract award for a Technical Assistance Provider until the Council has had an opportunity to review its merits. The Board continued this item for thirty days and requested additional information from staff. Gene Gray will be responsible for a) contacting Scott Paine for information concerning his involvement in small Chambers of Commerce; b) contacting University of Tampa, School of Business, regarding their experience with small business; c) making recommendations for overall makeup and diversity of the membership; and d) considering temporary, rather than a permanent council.

In response to Commissioner Scott's request for a report on small business (not just minority business), Gene Gray advised that a report was being prepared for a June BOCC meeting. Gene Gray, with assistance from Ted Grable, will develop a report including the additional issues raised by the Board for the June 20 agenda.

B-3 The Board discussed the proposed Ordinance pertaining to the regulation of the moving industry in Hillsborough County; however, the Board continued this item until April 5 for the purpose of having staff conduct additional research. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for providing the additional information for the April 5 meeting.

B-4 The Board approved the Agreement with Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., under the Ryan White CARE Act, for the provision of Client Legal Advocacy services in an amount not to exceed $39,187, to HIV+ individuals in Pinellas County, for the period beginning March 1, 2000 and ending February 28, 2001. No County funds are required.

B-5 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the County Administrator's report that the benefits committee will analyze the issue in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation of the feasibility of providing day care services for employees. (BRC #00050)

B-6 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the County Administrator's recommendation that encouraging the use of E-mail and fax satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding postage. (BRC #00056)

B-7 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the County Administrator's report that the committee to review the agenda process satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding signatures. (BRC #00059)

B-8 The Board approved the hiring a consultant to prepare a Town 'N Country Community Plan.

B-9 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred authorization for the Chairman to send a letter to the Florida Department of Community Affairs stating Hillsborough's County position regarding possible changes in Florida law relating to growth management. This item will be rescheduled on March 15.

B-10 The Board approved staff's recommendation 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-11 The Board approved the Pauls Drive/Brandon Main Street Project and the Gandy Friendship Trail Pedestrian/Bicycle underpasses project for consideration for TEA-21 appropriations from the Federal Government and add this item to the 2000 Federal Legislative Work Program.

B-12 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the Clerk's findings in Audit Report 85, in the Specialized Transportation audit. Sue Parrish will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

B-13 The Board approved the event and indemnity agreement with the Gandy Bridge and Friendship Trail Corporation to allow for a race to be held on the Old Gandy Bridge on March 12, 2000.

B-14 The Board approved the agreement for space in County facilities for outreach and assistance activities related to Census 2000 activities from March 8 to April 14.


C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board approved annexation of street lighting service area for Warrington Green Subdivision.

C-2 The Board approved Application 1099.09P, IMC-Agrico Company Consolidated Mine (Four Corners Area), Amendment to Mining Unit 13 to Add Part of the former Taylor Road Right-of BWay as Part of Unit 13.

C-3 The Board adopted five ordinances creating Impact Fee No-Fee Transportation Zones. The ordinance relating to the USF area was continued until April 5 at 2:00 p.m. Emeline Acton will be responsible for rescheduling the ordinance on the April 5 agenda.

a) The Board adopted the resolution (as amended to delete the USF area) to implement the water and sewer component of the No-Fee Zone beginning October 1, 2000.

With reference to the discussion during the public comment portion of the public hearing, Mike McWeeny will distribute a report by March 10 regarding coordination with the School Board regarding a sewer line in the Gibsonton area.

b) The Board did not approve the budget amendment to appropriate $100,000 from the Unincorporated General Fund Reserve for Contingency to begin implementation of the water and sewer component of the program and transportation fee payments in Zone 1.

c) The Board received a presentation from the Planning Commission regarding the impact fee program.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Joanna Tokley, of the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, Inc., made a presentation regarding the Hillsborough County Race Relations Initiative. No action was required.

D-2 Robert M. Clifford, AICP, District Planning Manager of Florida Department Of Transportation, appeared to present a status report of the Gandy Major Investment Study. David Gutcher, President of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Gene Wells, Les Seright, and Bob Hart also appeared on this subject. Following the discussion, the Board passed a motion to authorize the Chairman to send letters to Governor Jeb Bush and the Secretary of FDOT requesting that FDOT include a six-lane option in the PD&E segment of the Gandy study. Tom Thomson will be responsible for preparing the letters for Chairman Frank's signature byMarch 6.

D-3 Bob Morrison, Executive Director of the Hillsborough County Hotel and Motel Association, appeared regarding flyer distribution at hotels located in unincorporated Hillsborough County. He requested that the County Attorney's Office draft an ordinance regarding this matter. The Board referred this matter to the County Attorney's Office to determine if an ordinance is needed. Emeline Acton will be responsible for preparing an agenda item to be brought back to the Board on April 5.


E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred the reports from Commissioners on various boards and councils on which they serve.

E-3 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the discussion regarding appearance by Marilyn Smith to present information regarding desalination and seawater. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

E-4 Commissioner Storms requested that the Board have a discussion to discuss the performance audit of the Community Improvement Department. The Board authorized the scheduling of a one-hour workshop. The workshop has been scheduled for March 22 at 3:30 p.m.

E-5 Commissioner Wacksman provided a brief update on children's issues. He indicated that a report should be forthcoming within thirty to forty-five days.

E-6 Commissioner Frank scheduled for discussion the correspondence received from Pinellas County regarding the reorganization of the State Department Children and Families. An invitation has been extended to Judge Kearney, Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, to discuss these changes from her perspective. Pinellas County Chairman Stewart invited Hillsborough County to participate in the meeting. The Board approved this request. Helen Levine will be responsible for preparing a letter to this effect to Pinellas County for Chairman Frank's signature by March 7.

E-7 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred Commissioner Hart's item regarding the regional transportation meeting. This item will be scheduled on the Workshop Agenda for Wednesday, March 8 for 11:45 a.m. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for scheduling of this item.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the report regarding Child Molesters and Zoning.

F-2 The Board briefly discussed the report regarding newspaper racks in the right-of-way. The Board requested that staff communicate with the City of Temple Terrace and Tampa City Council on the best approach for dealing with this issue. Jim Porter will be responsible for following up on this matter and providing a report back to the Board.

F-3 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the report on the channel corridors in the Town 'N Country area.

F-4 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until March 15 the verbal report regarding the rating agency visits.

ADDITIONAL ITEM:

Chairman Frank reported that the joint meeting with Chamber of Commerce Task Force and the BOCC regarding Tampa General Hospital was cancelled by the Chamber.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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