Archived Agendas

Wednesday, April 19, 2000, 9:00 AM
County Center, 2nd Floor

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SPECIAL PRESENTATION SECTION.

Presentation of check for reimbursement to the County on conflict cases by Julianne Holt – Public Defender.

Proclamation and plaque honoring Dr. Edward J. Straub for his service as medical director to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Proclamation presented to Marie H. Jackson Wimberly of Wimberly’s PreSchool and Kindergarten.

Presentation of Plaques of Appreciation presented in recognition of outstanding contributions and service to the people of Hillsborough County:

Sandra L. Spreadbury
Family Day Care Home Licensure Board
April 1994 – July 1999

Carol J. Castellano
Consumer Protection Board
October 1996 – September 1999

Marilyn Mars
Public Art Committee
February 1997 – December 1999

C. Dennis Carlton
Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee
January 1995 – March 2000

Presentation recognizing volunteers serving 100 hours or more as a volunteer.

Library Services
Robert D. Hurst

Parks & Recreations
Tina Russo
Bob Hoak
Bill Berryman
Joe Calabro
Janice Streetman
Faith Jorgenson
Jayne Amato
Tom Thompson
Joe Cook

Veterinary Services
Sarah Peacock

Presentation of Award of Excellence from the American Water Works Association to Water Section for not having a disabling injury in the Water section during 1998. Award to be accepted by Rhonda Walker, Safety Manager, Water Department.

Presentation of President’s Gold Performance Award to the Water Operations section for reducing its injury rate by more than 75 percent in 1998. Award to be accepted by Rhonda Walker, Safety Manager, Water Department.

Certificate of Appreciation from the State Emergency Response Commission for Hazardous Materials for the Water Department’s superior participation in hazardous materials planning. Award to be accepted by Rhonda Walker, Safety Manager, Water Department.

Appearance by Mr. John Vodenicker, partner, Ernst and Young, LLP, to present the Hillsborough County All Inclusive Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30, 1999.

1) APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO THE AGENDA AND REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS WITH QUESTIONS, AS REQUESTED BY BOARD MEMBERS OR THE ADMINISTRATOR.

2) AUDIENCE COMMENTS WILL BE HEARD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE AGENDA.

3) APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA.

CONSENT AGENDA

***County Administrator’s Organization***

Aging Services

Approve Amendment #3 to Standard Contract #CCE2000-1 with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging (WCFAAA) Inc. for the Department of Aging Services Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program for the period of July 1, 1999 – September 30, 2000, which decreases Case Management funds by $155,893 and increases Core Services funds by $155,893; revises service rates for Adult Day Care, Homemaker Services, Personal Care Services, and Respite Care Services; extends the contract ending period from 6/30/00 to 9/30/00 for close-out purposes only; adds Tobacco settlement Trust Fund Clause; revises Attachment II (Report Schedule); and extends Service Cost Report due date to 09/15/00. No additional county funds are required.

Capital Program Administration

Reimbursement of Transportation, Right –Of-Way, Park, School and Fire Impact Fees to R.E. Schwarzkopf, Inc.

Approve a refund in the amount of $1,287.31 of transportation, right-of-way, park, school and fire impact fees to R.E. Schwarzkopf, Inc.

Approve budget amendment realigning budgeted funds to effectuate this transaction.

Children’s Services

Approve the second modification agreement to increase the amount to dental contracts for Dr. David Parker and third modification agreement to increase the amount to dental contract of Dr. Kimberly Hannah-Jones.

Approve Head Start grant proposal for program expansion in the amount of $2,046,656 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services for period of 10/1/00 through 9/30/2002. A required County match of $112,525 will be necessary in FY00-01 and $278,896 match will be needed in FY01-02 and thereafter, if this application is approved. Expansion match funding has been included in the FY2001 budget.

Approve Head Start grant proposal for program expansion in the amount of $418,776 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services for period of 10/1/00 through 9/30/2002. A required County match of $52,276 will be necessary in FY00-01 and $52,418 match will be needed in FY01-02 and thereafter, if this application is approved. Expansion match funding has been included in the FY2001 budget.

Approve Early Head Start grant proposal for program expansion in the amount of $914,803 from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services for period of 9/30/00 through 8/31/2002. A required County match of $73,408 will be necessary in FY00-01 and $155,292 match will be needed in FY01-02 and thereafter, if this application is approved. Expansion match funding has been included in the FY2001 budget.

Communications

Approve rental agreement with Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center for use of the Playhouse on August 29, 2000, for a Countywide Employee Meeting at a cost of $1,325.

Community Improvement

Approve Modification of Agreement with Catholic Charities to substitute the construction of a detached dwelling with a pre-manufactured modular unit for their Outreach Services for Families program.

Modification of Agreement for Weed & Seed Grant and Budget Amendment for FY 2000.

Approve modification of agreement with the University Area Community Development Corporation to extend the agreement expiration date for FY 99 from September 30, 1999 to April 30, 2000 and, authorize the Chairman to execute future financial documents related to this agreement.

Realign FY 99 Weed & Seed Grant budget to accommodate an increase in the cost of the Community Organizer. Also, include reimbursement for expenditures associated with installation of a telephone system for the University Community Center as indicated in the modification.

Debt Management

Approve the amended Bond Resolution, replacing original Exhibit “A” with the new corrected Exhibit “A”. (On December 1, 1999, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Bond Resolution authorizing the issuance of long-term debt for Reclaimed Water Improvement Units.)

Approve budget amendment appropriating Letter of Credit funds to establish required budget accounts. (On April 5, 1999, the Board of County Commissioners approved the Commercial Paper Program for Community Investment Tax, Transportation, Stormwater, Reclaimed Water and Other Capital Projects.)

Economic Development

National Gypsum Traffic Improvements: State of Florida Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, Economic Development Transportation Fund Grant #99/0029C.

Approve the agreement with the State of Florida Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED) for administration and expenditure of a $1,177,000 Economic Development Transportation Fund grant on behalf of National Gypsum Company.

Adopt a resolution to accept future maintenance and other attendant costs for the traffic improvements within the County's jurisdiction to be constructed with grant funds.

Approve an amendment to the FY00-05 Capital Improvement Program to add this traffic improvement project, CIP#C63034.

Approve budget amendment to accept and appropriate $1,177,000 of grant funds (#99/0029C) from the State of Florida's OTTED for the design and construction of the CIP project #C63034 benefiting National Gypsum.

Fleet Management

Approve agreement with the Hillsborough County Crisis Center for the lease and maintenance of ambulances and vans by the Fleet Maintenance Department, with reimbursement by the Crisis Center.

Health & Social Services

Approve a contract with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. for grant funds totaling $46,852 for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program for the period beginning April 1, 2000 and ending March 31, 2001.

Approve budget amendment to accept and appropriate $33,396 to provide for Kidcare Outreach for the period February 1, 2000 through March 31, 2000. Funds are provided by a subagreement with University of South Florida. No County funds are required.

Approve the First Modification to Agreement #00-0009 with the Healthy Kids Corporation for the period from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 to correct scrivener’s errors as explained in the background, and adding the term “up to” in the reimbursement language. No additional County funds are required.

Receive report regarding staffing Consumer Protection Board.

Management & Budget

Receive report on Status of Reserves for Contingencies in the Tax Funds – FY 00 as of April 5, 2000.

Receive report on February 2000 Financial Summary.

Receive report on March 2000 Status Report - Grant Applications In-Process.

Approve the County Administrator’s report that actions taken by County Administration and the BOCC satisfy the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation for proactive land acquisition and avoiding eminent domain costs. (BRC #00061)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that exempting Hillsborough County property is not feasible in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation pertaining to Special Lighting District Assessment fees, and would shift the burden to homeowners. (BRC #00065)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that privatization has occurred and completes the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation on privatizing printing. (BRC #00074)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that previous action by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to retain the current arrangement with the Planning Commission satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding consolidation of planning functions under the County Administrator. (BRC #00083)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that no duplication exists and therefore satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation regarding employing senior citizens. (BRC #00084)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that Board Policy 08.02.04.00 Public Facility/Co-location satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding co-locating facilities. (BRC #00085)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that policies have been adopted by the Board consistent with the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation to implement a set of financial policies. (BRC #00094)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that previous Board action on April 14, 1999, adopting the Vision and Values satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee Recommendation for a visioning initiative. (BRC #00102)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that the existing development of performance measurements and the Quality Services Initiative satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation for a performance advisory committee. (BRC #00106)

Approve the County Administrator’s report that no action on the item of a citizens committee to look at government modernization is required based on prior BOCC action on March 15, 2000 that no action is necessary since the Charter Review Board is at work. (BRC #00110)

Approve the County Administrator’s recommendation that the Board reject the recommendation by TaxWatch to defer revenue diversification and that the Board continue to seek opportunities to reduce its reliance on property taxes through tax rate reduction and through enactment of tax relief such as the Board’s recent approval of the senior homestead exemption. Further, County Administration concurs with the recommendation that “seeking additional revenues should be the last method considered by Hillsborough County to continue or enhance service delivery.” (BRC #00112)

Neighborhood Relations

Defer until May 3, 2000 the agenda item regarding the Lonnie Napier Good Neighbor Award.

Parks & Recreation

Approve Amendment to the Pollution Recovery Fund Agreement for Riverview Civic Center Erosion Control Project between the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, and Hillsborough County extending the completion date to January 20, 2001.

Approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) Bid No. C-707-99, to the contract with J.B.D. Construction, Inc., for Fowler and Hillsborough River Boat Ramp Improvements, decreasing the contract amount by $14,243.83. This Change Order changes the contract amount from $170,677 to $156,433.17.

Planning & Growth Management

Little Manatee River Watershed Plan Land/Water Linkage Project.

Approve a Cooperative Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District in the amount of $20,000 for the Little Manatee Watershed Plan Land/Water Linkage Project.

Approve budget amendment to appropriate $10,000 in grant funds from SWFWMD and realign $10,000 in county matching funds to accommodate this agreement. (Written material to be provided under separate cover.)

Public Works

Approve Change Order No Two (2) to the contract with Islander Construction for Countywide Sidewalk Construction during FY 99, increasing the contract amount by $13,400 with no change in contract duration. This change order increases the contract amount from $1,400,000 to $1,413,400.

Approve Change Order No. One (1) Final to the contract with Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., for the construction of the Linebaugh Avenue from West of Henderson Road to Plantation Boulevard Roadway Improvements project, increasing the contract amount by $420,363.88, increasing the contract time by 218 days, and adjusting the milestone dates as indicated in the background. Further request the Board assess liquidated damages in the amount of $16,400 as also described in the Background.

Approve budget amendment appropriating $80,000 from CIP 63000, Critical Accident Mitigation to provide funding necessary to construct an intersection improvement at the Gunn Highway and Lake Grace Intersection. Further, approve amending the FY 00-05 Capital Improvement Program adding one new project to the Transportation Intersection Program.

Approve Change Order No. One (1) Final to the contract with Steve’s Excavating & Paving for the construction of the Moon/Robertson Phase I Drainage Improvements project, increasing the contract amount by $49,733.82 increasing the contract time by 78 days and adjusting milestone dates as described in the Background. Further request the Board assess liquidated damages of $5,170 as also described in the Background. (Written material will be provided under separate cover.)

Approve budget amendment to realign $735,000 from the Infrastructure Surtax Fixed Project (CIT) Reserve Account to fund the FY 00 CIT Intersection Projects previously approved by the Board of County Commissioners through the Capital Improvement Program for FY 00-05.

Approve budget amendment to accept and appropriate $729,368 from the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) through a Hazard Mitigation Grant, and realign $101,728 in county matching funds within the Stormwater Management Fund. This is in accordance with the grant agreement approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 7, 1999.

Purchasing

BID NO. C-518-99, WASTEWATER SAMPLE PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICES – Water Department - Approve thirty day extension to Contract No. C-518-99 with STC Dispatch Courier Services, in an amount not to exceed $2,513 per month in accordance with Article 20 of the original agreement which authorizes the County to unilaterally extend the original contract at the same terms and conditions. Additionally, authorize the Director of Purchasing to exercise two additional thirty day extensions, if necessary.

BITUMINOUS MATERIAL- P-587-99, 2) COUNTY WIDE RESURFACING PROGRAM AREA 1 (FY 99)- PC-514-99, 3) COUNTY WIDE ROAD RESURFACING PROGRAM AREA 4(FY 99) –PC-514-99, 4)MICROSURFACING TREATMENT TERM CONTRACT (MICROPAVING ONLY)- C-755-99 - Public Works Department - Approve a Novation Agreement with Couch Construction, L.P. and Apac- Florida, Inc., relating to the above contracts for the reasons stated in the background.

RFP NO. S-700-99, GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT – Information & Technology Services - Ratify renewal of contract between Camber Corporation for RFP No. S-700-99, Geographic Information System Process Development for Information and Technology Services Department, for six month period beginning April 14, 2000 and ending October 13, 2000, with no increase to the contract amount and at the same terms and conditions.

FRIENDSHIP TRAIL BRIDGE REHABILITATION PHASE II (SUBSURFACE RESTORATION) BID NO. C-842-00, CIP NO. 62004 – Public Works - Award Bid No. C-842-00, Friendship Trail Bridge Rehabilitation Phase II (Subsurface Restoration), to the low bidder meeting specifications, Pneumatic Concrete Company, Inc. in the amount of $2,035,641.

DOMINO BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENTS (REBID), BID NO. C-858-00, CIP NO. 80642 - Parks and Recreation Department - Award Bid No. C-858-00, Domino Boat Ramp Improvements (ReBid), to the low bidder meeting specifications, Lucas Marine Construction, Inc. In the amount of $173,150.

BID NO P-862-00, PURCHASE OF FIFTEEN (15) PARATRANSIT WHEEL CHAIR LIFT VANS - Fleet Management Department -Award Bid No. P-862-00, Purchase of Fifteen (15) Paratransit Wheel Chair Lift Vans to the sole bidder meeting specifications, Getaway Marketing, Inc., of Bradenton, Florida, in the amount of $527,325.00 and authorize the Director of Purchasing to make additional purchases as explained in the background. This bid is also available to the Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council.

BID NO. T-905-00, PURCHASE OF CAPNO-FLO PULMONARY MANUAL RESUSCITATORS FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD - Fire Rescue Department - Award Bid No. T-905-00, Purchase of Capno-Flo Pulmonary Manual Resuscitators For A Two Year Period to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Aero Products Corporation d/b/a American LaFrance MediMaster, Sanford, FL in the estimated amount of $89,104.80. Further request the Board reject the bid submitted by Mercury Medical, Clearwater, FL for reasons stated in the background. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council bid.

BID NO. T-907-00, PURCHASE OF ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION MICRO CHIPS FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD - Animal Services Department - Award Bid No. T-907-00, Purchase of Animal Identification Micro Chips For A Two Year Period to the low responsive and responsible bidder meeting specifications, Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation, Tampa, FL in the estimated amount of $63,000.00. Further request the Board reject the bid submitted by Maurell Corporation, Tampa, FL for reasons stated in the background. This is a Hillsborough County Governmental Purchasing Council bid.

S-909-00, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR FRANCHISE FEE REVIEW OF TIME WARNER – Management & Budget - Approve the increase of purchase order POMB00412034 to Ashpaugh & Sculco increasing the award by $50,000, from $5,139 to $55,139, for professional services to review franchise fees paid to the County by Time Warner for the period 1993 through 1998. Additionally, authorize the Director of Purchasing to increase the purchase order up to an additional $25,000, if further services are required.

Authorizes the Insurance and Claims Division to pay Claim #238467238122, for the amount up to $15,000.

Authorizes the Insurance and Claims Division to pay Claim #234261233927, for the amount of up to $50,000.

Real Estate

Accept a perpetual utility easement being donated by Suarez Housing Corporation, for the purpose of providing utility services to the Bloomingdale Section "CC" Phase 2 Subdivision.

Accept and authorize the re-recording of a quit claim deed from Paragon Homes Corporation, for a platted utility site in the Lumsden Trace subdivision.

Accept a Special Warranty Deed from Fairfield Double Branch Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership, for the conveyance of Phase 1 of a north/south collector road south of Hillsborough Avenue.

Approve and authorize execution of a License Agreement with Roy Sierra and Nancy Sierra for improvement and use of their parking lot for the patrons of the West Tampa Library. The term of the agreement is 20 years and the agreement is for non-exclusive use of the parking lot. There is no cost for the use of the property except the improvements that will be required.

Approve and authorize execution of a Memoranda of Lease and a First Amendment Agreement to the lease dated July 22, 1999 for space for the Water Department in Brandon Crossing Shopping Center. The rent will increase by $257.65 per month to cover additional build out costs. This rent increase is the result of additional cost for the build out of the facility. All other terms and conditions remain the same.

Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center Reroof Project, CIP No. 70634.

Pursuant to the terms of the Miscellaneous Facilities Construction Contract (Bid No. PC-204-98) with R.M. Halt & Associates d/b/a/ Cadstruct, authorize the County Administrator to issue a revision to Work Order No. FCC-09-98-1168 which will increase the amount of the work order beyond the $200,000 work order limit, to cover the cost of metal deck replacement for the Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center Reroof Project.

Approve a Budget Amendment realigning the project’s budget and transferring $85,000 Ad Valorem Funds to the subject project budget.

Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to investigate the matter, and determine and pursue the appropriate legal remedies that may be available against any responsible parties, including the filing of a lawsuit if necessary, for damages resulting from use of the original roof material.

Approve Change Order No. 2 to the contract with Ralph M. Halt & Associates, d/b/a Cadstruct for the Miscellaneous Facilities Construction Contract (Bid No. PC-204-98), increasing the original contract by $100,000. No change in contract time is requested.

Approve a First Amendment to Rooftop License Agreement with AT & T Wireless Services of Florida, Inc., pertaining to the cellular telephone antenna facility at the County’s Twiggs Street Parking garage. The amendment provides that AT & T will pay an additional $750 per year to compensate the County for the loss of a parking space which was used for the installation of their equipment.

Approve the agreement and authorize processing and acceptance of the instrument of conveyance from Gary M. Anzulewicz in the amount of $200,000 for a permanent drainage easement for the Delaney Creek Project.

Adopt a resolution declaring the subject parcel of County owned land as surplus and authorize sale of the property, releasing the oil and mineral rights reservation in accordance with the resolution, to the adjoining owner, Leo and Gladys Avila, for $500.

Approve a License Agreement with the United Way of Hillsborough County in order to allow their use of approximately 217 square feet of office space at the Plant City Neighborhood Service Center. The agreement provides for the United Way to pay $275.59 per month to cover leasing and operational expenses incurred by the County pertaining to the subject space. The agreement automatically renews every twelve (12) months, unless terminated by either party.

Approve License Agreement with Ramon F. Campo for the use of 8.94 acres of land improved with a little league field, parking, and concession stand. The agreement allows the County to use the property until the closing can be coordinated between Hillsborough County and Ramon Campo. The subject property is an expansion of the Bloomingdale Little League Facility.

Solid Waste

Approve budget amendment to appropriate $360,595 to provide additional funding for the relocation of the South County Household Chemical Collection Center, CIP #54206 and for the improvement of the Northwest County Community Collection Center, CIP #54205. Funding is provided by the Solid Waste Fund Reserves.

Water Department

Approve the “Third Modification Agreement” with Systems And Software, Inc., Bid No.C-591-97, to (a) delete two requirements, (b) delay the ADPICS interface, (c) adjust the Suite’s milestone dates, (d) modify the project payment schedule, and (e) decrease the total amount of the Agreement from $3,712,107 to $3,685707, a decrease of $26,400, as indicated in the Background.

Approve Change Order No. 1 to the contract with Kimmins Contracting Corp., for Casey Road Reclaimed Water Transmission Main Including Cypress Hollow and Fairway Village RWIU Distribution Lines, increasing the number of construction days specified in Phase II Casey Road portion of project Beneficial Occupancy from 75 to 117 days.

Authorize the County Attorney's Office to draft language to modify Ordinances 00-04 and 99-12 by incorporating selected text from Ordinance 85-28, as amended; and to draft language necessary to repeal Ordinance 85-28, as amended.
Water Resources Team
Approve a license agreement that grants Tampa Bay Water access to Cone Ranch to conduct a wetland hydrogeology study.
Receive report 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 per request of Commissioner Norman.

***County Attorney***

Approve recommendation of the County Attorney’s Office that the Satisfaction of Claim of Liens be accepted and executed by the Board of County Commissioners for the following 8 items listed below, for which payment has been made.

Authorize the settlement of Hillsborough County’s claim against Cumberland Casualty & Surety Company (“Cumberland”) for the amount of $75,000 and execute the Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release. (Deferred from 4/5 Agenda)

Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to approve the settlement offer in the case of Weldon Lonon and Paula Lonon v. Hillsborough County, Case No. 99-5686 Division J, for the settlement amount of Thirty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($37,500) Dollars.

Defer until May 3, 2000 the report regarding Commissioner Norman’s request of follow-through on clean-up efforts of walls and bridges near highways utilizing community resource workers.

***Other Offices***

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Receipt of Official Board Records (reports to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into official records).

Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1999.

Hillsborough County Schedules and Audit Reports as required by OMB Circular A-133 and Section 216.349, Florida Statutes, for FY ended September 30, 1999.

Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County Supplemental Budget versus Actual Expenditures Report for FY ended September 30, 1999.

Hillsborough County Annual Local Government Financial Report for FY 1999 (the annual report to the State of Florida Comptroller's Office).

Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Allocation of Funds, Additional Court Costs, for FY ended September 30, 1999, with Related Independent Auditors' Report on Compliance with Florida Statutes relating to Additional Court Costs.

Statement of Conflict Counsel Fees and Statement of Conflict Counsel Expenses and Costs for FY ended September 30, 1999, with Related Independent Auditors' Report on Compliance with Florida Statutes relating to Conflict Counsel Fees.

Underground Storage Tanks Fiscal Responsibility for FY ended September 30, 1999, with Related Independent Auditors' Report.

Landfill Closure and Long-term Care Financial Responsibility for FY ended September 30, 1999, with Related Independent Auditors' Report.

Hillsborough County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Enterprise Fund Audited Annual Financial Report for fiscal years ended September 30, 1999, and 1998.

Hillsborough County Water and Wastewater System Enterprise Fund Audited Annual Financial Report for fiscal years ended September 30, 1999, and 1998.

Southwest Florida Water Management District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY ended September 30, 1999, including the Supplementary Financial Statements pursuant to OMB Circular A-133, the Management Letter pursuant to the rules of the Auditor General for the state of Florida, and the Annual Local Government Financial Report for FY 1998-1999, in accordance with Florida Statute 218.32 and 373.507.

General Purpose Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report for FY ended September 30, 1998, and Annual Local Government Financial Report for FY 1998-1999, in accordance with Florida Statute 189.418, for the following Community Development Districts:

Fishhawk
Lake St. Charles
Palm Bay

Covington Park Community Development District Annual Local Government Financial Report for fiscal year 1998-1999, in accordance with Florida Statute 189.418.

Satisfaction and release of claims covering payment of costs for the guardianship case as listed in agenda backup.

Approval to delete capital equipment items from County inventory by various departments as indicated in agenda backup.

Approve warrants and direct deposits issued under dates of April 11-17, 2000.
Approve minutes:

Town Hall
February 24, 2000

Regular Meeting
March 1, 2000

Land Use
March 14, 2000

Regular Meeting
March 15, 2000

Public Hearing/Windemere Utility Rate and Emergency Water Restriction Ordinance
March 16, 2000

Workshop/Updated Building Master Plan
March 22, 2000

Workshop/Water Resource Issues
March 22, 2000

Land Use
March 28, 2000

Environmental Protection Commission

Approve budget amendment to accept and appropriate $38,972 from the State of Florida for DEP Contract Storage Tank System – Enforcement, Contract GC598, for the period of April 1, 2000, through June 30, 2000.

Planning Commission

Approve budget amendment to accept and appropriate $20,000 from the City of Tampa as a supplement to the Planning Commission’s budget for services provided in the Census 2000 Campaign in the City of Tampa.

Sheriff’s Office

Approve budget amendment to realign existing budgets within the Contraband Forfeiture Fund to correctly identify and segregate acquired contraband articles and property to the seizing agency.

Tampa Sports Authority

Approve budget amendment to transfer $2,029,471.87 in contributed capital from the Tampa Sports Authority, which represents costs of improvements related to the construction of Legends Field Baseball Complex, a Board facility.

REGULAR AGENDA

County Administrator

Approve the scheduling of the following workshop: (requires super majority vote)

Discussion of findings of the Jail Population Projection Committee (Workshop requested by the Public Safety Coordinating Council.)

Debt Management/Tampa General Hospital

4:00 p.m. time certain Review of Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. (FHSC) business plan. (Written material will be provided under separate cover.)

Parks & Recreation/Real Estate

1:30 p.m. time certain Adopt a Resolution and approve a Land Exchange Agreement with Leslie Land Corporation (LLC). The Agreement provides for Hillsborough County to convey approximately 112 acres of land to LLC. In exchange, Hillsborough County receives approximately 22 acres of land plus a completed Horses for Handicapped Facility constructed thereon. Also, Hillsborough County receives fair market value compensation for the 112 acres in the amount of $1,412,500. (Deferred from 4/5/00 Agenda)

***County Attorney***

Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to settle the case of Hillsborough County vs. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership, et al., Case No. 00000915, Division B, per the terms and conditions set out in the background discussion. (Written material will be provided under separate cover.)

PUBLIC HEARING

2:00 p.m. Adopt the five ordinances amending the effective dates of Impact Fee No-Fee Transportation Zone Ordinances.

2:30 p.m. Enact a proposed ordinance amending Hillsborough County Parking Ordinance No. 98-48.

6:00 p.m. Public hearing regarding County partnership proposal regarding Tampa General Hospital.

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

11:30 a.m. time certain Appearance by Mr. Jerome Ryans, Executive Director of the City of Tampa Housing Authority to present an update on projects at Tampa Housing Authority and the impact they have, if any, on Hillsborough County.

2:45 p.m. time certain Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $6.89 million Tax-Exempt Bond (IDA) Financing from Independent Day School.
Report from Economic Development is provided in the written material.

2:15 p.m. time certain Quarterly Report from the Head Start Policy Council.

10:45 a.m. time certain Appearance by Mr. Robert M. Clifford, AICP, District Planning Manager to present a status report on the ongoing Interstate improvements in Hillsborough County.

10:30 a.m. time certain Appearance by Wit Ostrenko, President, MOSI Foundation regarding request for additional land for Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

4:00 p.m. time certain Appearance by Ronald Hytoff, President and CEO, Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. to discuss County Partnership proposal for Tampa General Hospital.

3:00 p.m. time certain Appearance by representatives of the City of Temple Terrace regarding a resolution authorizing the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Temple Terrace.

COMMISSIONER SECTION

Discussion by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve.

Appointments to various boards and councils.

Board Correspondence

Response from Mayor John Dicks, City of Plant City, advising Plant City is presently reviewing all water conservation methods for their community. Staff recommends the Board receive and file.

Correspondence from Charles Hinton, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, requesting the BOCC to consider reducing tipping fees for disposal of agricultural plastic at the county landfill for the period open burning of this material is not permitted by the Division of Forestry. Staff recommends adoption of resolution implementing the Solid Waste emergency event rate for the disposal of agriculture plastics.

Commissioner Norman

Direct staff to open discussions with Pasco County on a pilot program for the landscaping and beautification of County Line Road between its west end west of Dale Mabry, and its east end east of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581). Discussions shall include design standards with possible locations for improvements; and estimated costs. County staff shall present an interim report to the Board within 90 days of this Board action.

STAFF REPORTS

County Attorney

Report regarding Newracks in the Right-of-Way. (Deferred from April 12, 2000 Continued BOCC Agenda)

Management & Budget

Receive Quarterly report regarding the Blue Ribbon Committee on County Finances and the Florida TaxWatch recommendations.

Report on the Anticipated Impact of Electronic Commerce on Hillsborough County Revenues. (Deferred from April 12, 2000 Continued BOCC Agenda)

Public Affairs

Report regarding current legislative plan for implementing Article V. (Deferred from April 12, 2000 Continued BOCC Agenda)

LIST OF ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR A TIME CERTAIN:

10:30 a.m. D-5 Appearance by Wit Ostrenko, President, MOSI Foundation regarding request for additional land for Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).

10:45 a.m. D-4 Appearance by Mr. Robert M. Clifford, AICP, District Planning Manager to present a status report on the ongoing Interstate improvements in Hillsborough County.

11:15 a.m. Consent Items

11:30 a.m. D-1 Appearance by Mr. Jerome Ryans, Executive Director of the City of Tampa Housing Authority to present an update on projects at Tampa Housing Authority and the impact they have, if any, on Hillsborough County.

11:45 a.m. Lunch Recess

1:30 p.m. B-3 Adopt a Resolution and approve a Land Exchange Agreement with Leslie Land Corporation (LLC). The Agreement provides for Hillsborough County to convey approximately 112 acres of land to LLC. In exchange, Hillsborough County receives approximately 22 acres of land plus a completed Horses for Handicapped Facility constructed thereon. Also, Hillsborough County receives fair market value compensation for the 112 acres in the amount of $1,412,500. (Deferred from 4/5/00 Agenda)

2:00 p.m. C-1 Adopt the five ordinances amending the effective dates of Impact Fee No-Fee Transportation Zone Ordinances.

2:15 p.m. D-3 Quarterly Report from the Head Start Policy Council.

2:30 p.m. C-2 Enact a proposed ordinance amending Hillsborough County Parking Ordinance No. 98-48.

2:45 p.m. D-2 Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $6.89 million Tax-Exempt Bond (IDA) Financing from Independent Day School. Report from Economic Development is provided in the written material.

3:00 p.m. D-7 Appearance by representatives of the City of Temple Terrace regarding a resolution authorizing the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Temple Terrace.

4:00 p.m. B-2 Review of Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. (FHSC) business plan.

D-6 Appearance by Ronald Hytoff, President and CEO, Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. to discuss County Partnership Proposal for Tampa General Hospital.

6:00 p.m. C-3 Public hearing regarding County Partnership Proposal regarding Tampa General Hospital.

ADDENDUM TO APRIL 19, 2000, AGENDA

OFF-THE-AGENDA ITEMS:

B-5 Approve and authorize the Chairman or the Board to sign the attached Addendum to the Contract with the Florida Department of Community Affairs to receive funds from the State’s Division of Housing and Community Development, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Special Appropriations Program.

B-6 Approval of Youth Opportunity Grant Program with U.S. Department of Labor for $6,000,000.

B-7 Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to advertise and set a Public Hearing on May 3, 2000, at 4:00 p.m. to consider an ordinance providing for liens in favor of all operators of hospitals in Hillsborough County and in favor of Hillsborough County when it pays for medical care, treatment, or maintenance of qualifying residents of the County.

F-5 Staff report regarding Legislation Affecting Local Governments and Tampa’s Bid to Be Host City for 2012 Olympics.

DEFERRALS/DELETIONS:

B-4 Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to settle the case of Hillsborough County vs. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership, et al., Case No. 00000915, Division B, per the terms and conditions set out in the background discussion. (Delete from agenda.)

D-1 11:30 a.m. time certain Appearance by Mr. Jerome Ryans, Executive Director of the City of Tampa Housing Authority to present an update on projects at Tampa Housing Authority and the impact they have, if any, on Hillsborough County. (Defer until 5/17/00 per request of Mr. Ryans.)

CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA:

A-11 Correct recommendation to read, “Approve budget amendment appropriating $38,490,872 in Letter of Credit loan fund to establish required budget accounts of $11,025,000 for currently approved capital projects. The remaining funds will be used to defease $13,500,000 in FLGFC outstanding loans, including the use of $1,331,128 in residual available cash funds, and to defease $15,297,000 in new 90 days Commercial Paper Notes.”

A-72 Correct recommendation to read, "Authorize the settlement of Hillsborough County's claim against Cumberland Casualty & Surety Company allowing Hillsborough to receive $75,000 and execute the settlement agreement and mutual release."

A-83 Correct agenda item to read, “Transfer $2,029,471.87 in contributed capital from the Tampa Sports Authority, which represents costs of improvements related to the construction of Legends Field Baseball Complex, a Board facility.”


ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT FOR DISCUSSION/QUESTIONS:

A-17 Receive report regarding staffing Consumer Protection Board. (Comm. Platt)

A-42 BID NO. C-518-99, WASTEWATER SAMPLE PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICES – Water Department - Approve thirty day extension to Contract No. C-518-99 with STC Dispatch Courier Services, in an amount not to exceed $2,513 per month in accordance with Article 20 of the original agreement which authorizes the County to unilaterally extend the original contract at the same terms and conditions. Additionally, authorize the Director of Purchasing to exercise two additional thirty day extensions, if necessary. (Comm. Scott)

A-83 Approve budget amendment to transfer $2,029,471.87 in contributed capital from the Tampa Sports Authority, which represents costs of improvements related to the construction of Legends Field Baseball Complex, a Board facility. (Comm. Platt)

LIST OF ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR A TIME CERTAIN:


10:30 a.m. D-5 Appearance by Wit Ostrenko, President, MOSI Foundation regarding request for additional land for Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).

10:45 a.m. D-4 Appearance by Mr. Robert M. Clifford, AICP, District Planning Manager to present a status report on the ongoing Interstate improvements in Hillsborough County.

11:15 a.m. Consent Items

11:45 a.m. Lunch Recess

1:30 p.m. B-3 Adopt a Resolution and approve a Land Exchange Agreement with Leslie Land Corporation (LLC). The Agreement provides for Hillsborough County to convey approximately 112 acres of land to LLC. In exchange, Hillsborough County receives approximately 22 acres of land plus a completed Horses for Handicapped Facility constructed thereon. Also, Hillsborough County receives fair market value compensation for the 112 acres in the amount of $1,412,500. (Deferred from 4/5/00 Agenda)

2:00 p.m. C-1 Adopt the five ordinances amending the effective dates of Impact Fee No-Fee Transportation Zone Ordinances.

2:15 p.m. D-3 Quarterly Report from the Head Start Policy Council.

2:30 p.m. C-2 Enact a proposed ordinance amending Hillsborough County Parking Ordinance No. 98-48.

2:45 p.m. D-2 Appearance by Mr. Tom Morrison, Counsel for the Hillsborough County Industrial Development Authority, concerning an application for $6.89 million Tax-Exempt Bond (IDA) Financing from Independent Day School. Report from Economic Development is provided in the written material.

3:00 p.m. D-7 Appearance by representatives of the City of Temple Terrace regarding a resolution authorizing the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Temple Terrace.

4:00 p.m. B-2 Review of Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. (FHSC) business plan.

D-6 Appearance by Ronald Hytoff, President and CEO, Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. to discuss County Partnership Proposal for Tampa General Hospital.

B-7 Authorize the County Attorney’s Office to advertise and set a Public Hearing on May 3, 2000, at 4:00 p.m. to consider an ordinance providing for liens in favor of all operators of hospitals in Hillsborough County and in favor of Hillsborough County when it pays for medical care, treatment, or maintenance of qualifying residents of the County.

6:00 p.m. C-3 Public hearing regarding County Partnership Proposal regarding Tampa General Hospital.

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