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Recap:
Wednesday, March 15, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, March 15, 2000, BOCC Meeting



At the beginning of the meeting, Commissioner Frank requested that Administration review the scheduled dates of the canvassing board meetings and rearrange any scheduled BOCC meetings accordingly. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for checking the schedule of canvassing board meetings and sending out a revision to the meeting schedule if necessary by April 6.

Commissioner Hart requested that the workshop schedule for March 22 be rearranged so that he can be present for the discussions regarding the budget and less-than-fee acquisition. Therefore, the revised schedule for the workshops on March 22 will be:

9:00 am Updated Building Master Plan
10:30 am Community Development performance audit
1:30 pm Less-than-fee acquisitions
3:00 pm Discussion regarding budget process

Commissioner Frank suggested that the County Administrator review the schedule for May 17 and insure that both the Raymond James Stadium ownership and the TGH disproportionate share contract are not scheduled on the same day. The TGH disproportionate share item will be rescheduled to the June 7 meeting.

The Board presented the annual Moral Courage Award to James Ransom. A reception immediately followed the special presentation.
A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-101 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-20 Staff requested a deferral until April 5 regarding the budget amendment to provide funds for the purchase of vehicles for EPC.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-49 The Board discussed Hillsborough County’s position regarding possible changes in Florida law relating to growth management and to the Department of Community Affairs. The Board continued this item and requested that Commissioner Frank personally prepare a letter for the Board to consider. This item will be rescheduled on April 5. Lelia Blevins will be responsible for rescheduling this item on the April 5 agenda.

A-81 Commissioner Norman spoke regarding following through on clean-up efforts of walls and bridges near our highways. He suggested that staff review the utilization of community resource workers being allowed to clean fungus, etc. from walls and bridges. This matter was referred to the County Attorney for review. The County Attorney will be responsible for researching this matter and preparing a report for the Board on April 19.

As an adjunct to this item, Commissioner Storms inquired about the status of a referral regarding a special spray that the Expressway Authority uses for fungus and algae. Lelia Blevins will determine the status of the referral and prepare a response to Commissioner Storms by March 28.

A-90 The Board set a public hearing for April 19, at 2:30 p.m. to consider enactment of a proposed ordinance amending the parking ordinance. The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for scheduling an agenda item for the April 19 agenda.

A-91 The Board set a public hearing for April 5, at 2:00 p.m., to consider an ordinance amendment regarding the Consolidated Impact Assessment Program Ordinance to allow for indexing of impact fee offsets and to expand the list of fire apparatus. The County Attorney’s Office will be responsible for scheduling an agenda item for the April 5 agenda.

Audience Comments:

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

Cam Oberting spoke regarding traffic and other problems near the Flying J Truck Stop near the intersection of Highway 579 and Interstate 4. She passed out photographs of damage which has occurred as a result. Several Commissioners indicated that they had previously referred this matter to the County Administrator through the referral system. The Board referred this matter to staff for review and report back to the Board. Susan Adams will be responsible for distributing a report to Ms. Oberting and the Board by March 24. (This item was already entered into the Executive Team Tracking System under AR#2569 with a due date of March 24.)

Les Seright spoke regarding the Gandy Boulevard corridor and advised that his concept for the project will be presented to the MPO at its next meeting.

Lynn D’Angelo, Roy Jaeger, and Lee Osborne spoke regarding the repaving of Fairway View Drive in Valrico. Copies of a video tape were passed out to Commissioners and the Administrator. The Board referred this matter for review and report back to the Board. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for distributing a report to the Board by March 24

Nancy Magrum spoke regarding a home she purchased that has problems with a septic tank. The home was financed through FHA and received permit inspections, etc. The Board referred this matter to the County Attorney’s Office for handling. An Assistant County Attorney met with Ms. Magrum prior to her leaving the County Center. The County Attorney will be responsible for distributing a written report on this matter to the Board by March 23.

Gary Meredith, representing the Florida Gulf Coast Buildings Trades Council, encouraged the Board to adopt a drug-free work place ordinance for all County-funded projects. This item was later addressed by Commissioner Wacksman under the Commissioners’ Section.

Niles Steckbauer spoke regarding RZ-99-343 which was scheduled to be heard during the Land Use Meeting on March 14, but was continued until a later date. Mr. Steckbauer requested that the Board rescind the petition and request the petitions to re-file the petition.

Ralph Hughes spoke regarding impact fees.

Denise Layne, representing the Sierra Club of Tampa Bay, spoke against a waiver of impact fees.

Lynn McGarvey spoke against a waiver of impact fees.

Mark Klutho spoke regarding sustainable buildings.

Commissioner Platt requested that staff provide information to Board members as to the sustainable aspects and features that are being included in County buildings. Mike Kelly will be responsible for distributing a report with this information to the Board by March 31.

B. REGULAR AGENDA

Lucia Garsys presented a status report to the Board of County Commissioners on the issue of finding objective evidence in support the exemption of impact fees for subdivisions platted prior to 1985 and at least eighty percent (80%) developed. Subsequent to discussion, the Board passed a motion to continue this item and directed that the County Administrator bring back a fiscal impact analysis and maps of the proposed areas on May 3 and set a public hearing date for this issue on June 7. Board members requested original report from the Impact Fee Review Committee in 1995 which explains the rationale. Lucia Garsys, with assistance from the County Attorney’s Office, will be responsible for preparing the information requested agenda items for the May 3 and June 7 meetings.

B-2 The Board continued the Financial Report on Transportation, Park and Fire Impact Fee Programs until after the budget is adopted. . Lucia Garsys will be responsible for preparing the agenda for November 15, 2000.

The Board approved the scheduling of a workshop to discuss the HealthCare Strategic Plan. This workshop has been confirmed for May 10 at 1:30 p.m.

The Board continued the Note Resolution which authorizes up to $85 million in principal amount of Commercial Paper Notes to approved Community Investment Tax, Transportation, Stormwater, Reclaimed Water and other capital projects. The Note Resolution approves the form of the Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement, Dealer Agreement, Offering Memorandum and Issuing and Paying Agent. Mike Merrill will be responsible for rescheduling this item on April 5. He will provide the list of projects associated with this resolution in conjunction with this item.

The Board discussed Senate Bill 2050, the Workforce Innovation Act of 2000, with modifications relaxing the requirements for determination of the administrative entity role for local Workforce Boards. The Board passed a motion to oppose any changes in legislation that would limit the County Government’s current rights to either determine the administrative entity or for the County to be a provider of direct services in the program. Helen Levine will be responsible for conveying the Board’s position in the legislative process and will prepare a letter for the Chairman’s signature by March 21.

Staff requested a deferral until April 5 regarding staff’s proposed changes to the Capital Improvement Budget and Five-Year Program Policy (BOCC Policy Number 03.02.02.00).

The Board approved the County Administrator’s report not to pursue combining television facilities in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding using one facility for broadcasting. (BRC #00033)

The Board approved 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)

The Board approved the County Administrator’s recommendation that encouraging the use of E-mail and fax satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding postage. (BRC #00056)

The Board approved the County Administrator’s report that the committee to review the agenda process satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding signatures. (BRC #00059)

Staff requested a deferral until April 5 to accept the staff report outlining the details of the Leslie Land Corporation exchange proposal involving the Northwest Utility System property on South Mobley Road.

Staff requested a deferral until April 5 to consider distribution of the remaining Northwest Utility System property that would retain 350 acres for Water Department use, provide the Parks and Recreation Department 520 acres for trails, passive and active recreation and set aside approximately 200 acres for environmental preservation under the ELAP program; subject to the Board’s future consideration of recommendations for use by the School Board, Hillsborough Community College or the Leslie Land Corporation exchange and future transportation needs pending appropriate Public Facilities Siting Meetings.

B-13 The Board approved the Disaster Relief Funding Agreement and associated budget amendment with the State of Florida regarding the provision of federal disaster assistance funds through the State for expenses incurred by Hillsborough County in responding to Hurricane Floyd. Costs declared eligible for this storm amounted to $9,462.17.

B-14 The County Administrator presented an amended version of Goal 1 regarding Transportation Issues. A motion was passed to amend Objective 4 to include a minimum of $10 million per year for transportation in FY2002-FY2005.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Board adopted the Final Assessment Resolutions required under Ordinance 96-7 to create the Capacity Assessment Units described as: Northwest Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 00103, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 00106, South Water Capacity Assessment Unit 00107, South Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 00109, and Van Dyke Capacity Assessment Unit 00110, to impose capacity assessment against property therein and to approve the capacity assessment rolls.

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

Richard Ake, Clerk of the Circuit Court, requested approval of a resolution designating the recording of County instruments in branch offices. The Board approved this request.

Grace E. Dunlap, bond counsel for Hillsborough County Educational Facilities Authority, requested approval of the TEFRAA approval pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Code of 1986 requiring elected official approval for 501(c)(3) bonds, not to exceed $6,500,000 Hillsborough County Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds, Series 2000. This item was continued until the public hearing scheduled for 6:00 p.m., on March 16, in order to allow the Board the opportunity to review the resolution. The County Attorney will be responsible for preparing the agenda item for the March 16 hearing.

Per request of Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, the Interlocal Agreement between the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority and the Polk County Industrial Revenue Authority regarding IMC Global’s $100 million Solid Waste Disposal Bond Issue was deferred until April 5. Gene Gray will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

Chip Hinton, Chairman, Agriculture Economic Development Council, presented the annual progress report on the AEDC. No action was required.

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve, as follows:

Commissioner Norman requested that an item be scheduled for the April 5 agenda regarding an application filed by GUA for a permit for increased pumpage. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for reviewing this matter and preparing a report for the April 5 agenda.

Commissioner Platt presented a report regarding the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. She made reference to a feasibility study conducted on space in the downtown area, and expressed concern about the discussion concerning the downtown Tampa Public Library being used for a storefront. She suggested that a staff person be assigned to participate in this planning process. Also the Board authorized the Chairman to send a letter to the City expressing our concerns about the Library. Helen Levine has been assigned and is a member of this committee. She will be responsible for preparing a letter for the Chairman’s signature by March 20.

Commissioner Storms requested that the County Administrator follow through on appropriate recognition of David Forziano, of his services in connection with water issues. Mike Foerster, with assistance from the County Attorney’s Office, will be responsible for scheduling this item on a future BOCC agenda.

Commissioner Wacksman reported that the MPO Policy Committee will be discussing Gandy Boulevard at its March 20 meeting. The meeting begins at 9:00 am.

Commissioner Hart reported on the activities of the Tampa Bay Regional Water Supply Authority and Tampa Bay Water Authority.

The Board authorized the Chairman to write a letter to all the member governments of Tampa Bay Water requesting their enforcement of water conservation restrictions. Mike McWeeny will be responsible for preparing a letter for the Chairman’s signature by March 22.

Commissioner Norman spoke regarding the beautification of County Line Road. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for contacting Elton Smith to encourage that the City participate in the development of the plan.

Commissioner Scott reported that a press conference for Census 2000 is scheduled for March 16 at City Hall.

Commissioner Frank reported on the Hospital Authority meeting.

Appointments were made to the Family Day Care Home Licensure Board

Commissioner Frank requested a deferral until April 5 for scheduling a discussion regarding appearance by Marilyn Smith to present information regarding desalination and seawater.

Commissioner Storms deleted the item for discussion of an extension to the Sun City Center Golf Cart Path leading to Freedom Plaza, as County staff has resolved the matter.

Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding the creation of the “Lonnie Napier Good Neighbor Award.” The Board concurred with Commissioner Wacksman’s recommendation to refer this matter to staff for development of a procedure for presenting such an award. Further, staff is to make a recommendation as to a citizens’ group to be designated to make nominations for the award. Mike Foerster will be responsible for preparing an agenda item for the April 19 agenda.

Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding an initiative that would require contractors who do work for Hillsborough County and their sub-contractors, to have a drug-free workplace policy in place. The Board concurred with Commissioner Wacksman’s recommendation to refer this matter to staff for development of a policy for consideration by the Board. Ted Grable will be responsible for preparing a proposed policy and reviewing it with contractors who would be affected by the policy. Ted Grable will schedule this item on the May 3 agenda.

Commissioner Hart provided an update on proposed legislation by Senator Don Sullivan regarding the MPO being involved in regional transportation. Commissioner Hart indicated concern about the legislation, particularly since the County is already funding the regional planning council who has the statutory responsibility for land use, transportation, and natural resources. The Board passed a motion to advise our Legislative Lobbyist of the Board’s concern about duplicative funding of such agencies. Helen Levine will follow up as necessary on this legislation.

STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the report and presentation of Capital Improvement Program Summary Report of Projects funded for construction in FY 00 Part III. This item will appear on the Consent Agenda for April 5.

F-2 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the verbal report on Bond Rating Agency Visits.

F-3 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the status report on voice messages on hold. This item will appear on the Consent Agenda for April 5.

F-4 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the report regarding Child Molesters and Zoning. This item will appear on the Consent Agenda for April 5.

F-5 Due to time constraints the Board deferred until April 5 the report on the channel corridors in the Town N’ Country area. This item will appear on the Consent Agenda for April 5.

ADDITIONAL ITEM

The County Administrator announced that he had used the “Electronic Agenda” for the entire meeting instead of his usual agenda books. This process soon will be available on the County’s web site as well as to all Board members and staff.

Respectfully submitted,
Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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