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Recap:
Wednesday, April 5, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, April 5, 2000, BOCC Meeting



A. CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-116 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-8 The County Administrator requested a deferral until April 19 regarding the Weed & Seed grant. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for rescheduling this item.

A-25 The resolution which approves the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce/Committee of 100's Prospect #00-033, as a qualified applicant to Florida's Qualified Target Industries Tax Refund was deferred until April 19 at the request of the Chamber of Commerce.

A-104 The County Attorney requested a deferral until April 19 regarding the settlement of Hillsborough County's claim against Cumberland Casualty & Surety Company.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-92 The Board approved the access agreement with CFJ Properties which provides for the installation of a groundwater monitoring well as part of the required groundwater monitoring plan for the Taylor Road Land Superfund Site. However, Commissioner Platt requested a copy of the results of the study. Daryl Smith will be responsible for following up on this item and providing the requested information to all members of the Board.

Audience Comments:

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

- Mr. Kerby spoke regarding water.

- Barbara Merritt spoke regarding Tampa Bay Water projects and water franchises.

- D. T. Lane expressed support for passage of a moving ordinance to be discussed later in the meeting

- Dorothy Witherspoon spoke regarding delays occurring in the Homemaker Program. This matter was referred to staff for review and report back to the Board. Bob Fernandez will be responsible for distributing a report to Ms. Witherspoon and members of the BOCC by April 28.

- Les Seright spoke regarding the Gandy Boulevard corridor study, particularly relating to the six-lane option. He requested that the County Attorney review the fairness of the MIS study and the appropriateness of appointing a task force.

- Marilyn Smith spoke regarding the moving ordinance, SLAPP suit legislation, and Tampa General Hospital.

- Mark Klutho spoke regarding minutes containing action taken by the Board regarding sustainable buildings during the April 1, 1998, BOCC meeting. The Board directed that the Clerk provide this information to Mr. Klutho within two weeks. Sue Parrish will be responsible for providing this information to Mr. Klutho prior to April 19.

The BOCC took action on the following items on April 5 and 6. (The remaining items were continued until Wednesday, April 12, 2000.)
REGULAR AGENDA

B-2 The Board adopted the 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.

B-3 Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding a proposed ordinance regulating the moving industry in Hillsborough County. A staff report was provided in the Agenda written material. A motion to schedule a public hearing to consider a moving ordinance failed by a vote of 3 to 4.

B-20 The Board received the staff report on Hillsborough County's water conservation activities and approved: a) recommendation on the implementation of additional measures to manage demand; and b) received the report regarding reclaimed water projects and production failure.

B-21 On Thursday, April 06, the Board heard a report and recommendations from the Water Team regarding Tampa Bay Water - Pasco County Proposed Master Water Plan Review #3.

C. PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 The Board adopted an ordinance amending Hillsborough County Ordinance 96-29, as amended, the Consolidated Impact Assessment Program Ordinance, to allow for indexing of impact fee offsets and to expand the list of "fire apparatus" eligible for impact fee expenditure.

C-2 The Board held a public hearing regarding the proposed ordinance creating an Impact Fee No-Fee Transportation Zone for the USF area. The Board directed the County Attorney to draft an amendment to the consolidated ordinance to allow a tie-in between the no fee zones and a redevelopment plan. The ordinance amendment relating to the five no-fee zones to extend the effective date by 90 days will be brought back to the Board for a public hearing on April 19. Emeline Acton will be responsible for preparing the agenda item.

C-3 The Board held a public hearing on Brandon Urban Dispersed Wells (BUDW) Final Draft Environmental Management Plan per BOCC Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water (TBW) projects and concurred with staff's recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13, and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-4 The Board held a public hearing on Consolidated Permit Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in accordance with BOCC policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and concurred with staff's recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-5 The Board held a public hearing on Environmental Resource Permits for the North Central Intertie - Contract #2 (North Division) in accordance with the BOCC?S Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water Projects and concurred with staff's recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration of the Environmental Resource Permit for the North-Central Hillsborough Intertie-Contract 2 (North Division) pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13 and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

C-6 The Board ratified the decision of the Water Resource Team not to file for binding arbitration regarding Tampa Bay Water's Optimized Regional Operations Plan for 2000. Conduct a public hearing per BOCC Policy for Public Involvement in Tampa Bay Water (TBW) projects concurred with staff's recommendation not to initiate binding arbitration pursuant to Sections 3.12, 3.13, and 3.16 of the Interlocal Agreement.

D. SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Bill McBride, representing the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Emergency Task Force on Tampa General Hospital, appeared regarding the report prepared by TriBrook Healthcare Consultants about various proposals to assist Tampa General Hospital. The Board passed a motion to schedule a workshop on this issue on Wednesday, April 12, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

In conjunction with this item, the Board requested a briefing on the TriBrook report and Tampa General Hospital for Thursday, April 6. Also the Board discussed pending legislation regarding Tampa General Hospital and voted to schedule an emergency joint meeting with members of the Legislative Delegation either Friday or Saturday.

D-2 Mary Ellen Gillette, Chairman of the HealthCare Advisory Board, presented the Advisory Board's findings regarding medical coverage for terminally ill individuals receiving Social Security Disability. The Board concurred with recommendations of the Health Care Advisory Board and authorized the Chairman to send a letter on this issue to the Legislative Delegation. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for preparing the letter by April 13.

COMMISSIONERS' SECTION:

E-5 Due to time constraints, the Board continued until April 18 (immediately following the special EPC meeting) the appearance by Marilyn Smith regarding information on desalination and seawater.

E-7 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding Egypt Temple (Shrine) Amateur Radio Association's request to place communication tower on top of Raymond James Stadium. The Board approved this request.

E-11 Commissioner Platt led a discussion regarding less than fee acquisition and ELAPP millage motions. The workshop on this subject was rescheduled from April 12 to April 26 at 9:00 a.m.

E-12 Commissioner Platt deleted her item regarding a request that the Board request the Planning Commission to undertake a review of TBW's master water plan.

E-14 Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding children's issues. The Board passed a motion to agree to provide the support and advocacy to the State of Florida regarding the full implementation of the Healthy Families Program in Hillsborough County. Further, the Board authorized the Chairman to 1) send a letter to the Legislative Delegation requesting State support of the funding with a local strategy as outlined in the agenda written material; and 2) send a letter to the Children's Board requesting that they declare the year 2001 the "Year of the Child", work with the Legislative Delegation and others involved in this process. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for preparing the letters for the Chairman's signature by April 13.

E-15 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding Census 2000 issues. The Board authorized the County Administrator to assist the Census effort as necessary, e.g., placing notices on HTV and meeting the Census recruitment goal. Tony Shoemaker will take the lead in this effort and schedule a meeting with Mr. Pesco by April 6.

The following items were continued until Wednesday, April 12, 2000:

B. REGULAR AGENDA

County Administrator's Office

B-1 Approve scheduling of the following workshop: (requires super majority vote)

a. Discussion of Animal Ordinance.

Management & Budget

B-4 Approve the County Administrator's report that the Fire Rescue maintenance for non-emergency and medical vehicles will be transferred to the Fleet Management Department in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation to merge maintenance shops. (BRC #00030)

B-5 Approve the County Administrator's report that the Forms Management Committee completes the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding standardization of forms. (BRC #00057)

B-6 Approve the County Administrator's report that the current truancy prevention structure satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding truancy prevention. (BRC #00067)

B-7 Approve the County Administrator's report that the previous BOCC decision satisfies the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation on advertising on bus stops and benches. (BRC #00068)

B-8 Approve the County Administrator's report that the current transition of GIS software completes the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation concerning compatibility of GIS software. (BRC #00071)

B-9 Approve the County Administrator's report that volunteers are being maximized in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation regarding free labor. (BRC #00075)

B-10 Approve the County Administrator's report that no duplication exists in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committees recommendation regarding eliminating duplication of work between the BOCC and Sheriff's Office staff to reduce jail overcrowding. (BRC #00076)

B-11 Approve the County Administrator's report that Hillsborough County has and will continue to competitively bid as much as possible including the bulk of the capital projects which are built on contracts under County Supervision in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation pertaining to the Capital Process accommodating privately built projects. (BRC #00080)

B-12 Approve the County Administrator's report that a personnel utilization study is not required under the BOCC and that Constitutional Officers are independent and the Board has no authority other than a global budgetary function in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation for a personnel utilization study. (BRC #00087)

B-13 Approve the County Administrator's report that the Community Liaisons are necessary in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation to review their significance. (BRC #00092)

B-14 Approve the County Administrator's report that the Quarterly Report on Blue Ribbon Committee on County Finances and Florida TaxWatch recommendations satisfies the recommendation regarding reporting. (BRC #00093)

B-15 Approve the County Administrator's report that in April of 1999 the Board accepted the current Decision Unit process used by County Administration in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding Service Level Analysis. (BRC #00096)

B-16 Approve the County Administrator's report that in April of 1999 the Board accepted the County Administration's process of defining more precisely what requested funding will accomplish in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding implementation of performance based budgeting. (BRC #00097)

B-17 Approve the County Administrator's report that in April of 1999 the Board accepted the continued development of performance measures which include unit cost in satisfaction of the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding cost for unit of service. (BRC #00098)

B-18 Approve the County Administrator's report that management has and will continue to explore innovations developed by other governments. (BRC #00101)

Planning & Growth Management

B-19 Approve staff recommendation that the Board fund a Brandon Boulevard (SR 60) aesthetics feasibility study and endorse an in-house Brandon Boulevard aesthetics study beginning in July 2000. The study will consider enforcing, strengthening, and expanding regulations, and recommended funding improvements.

Clerk of Circuit Court

B-22 Accept County Audit Report 85, Specialized Transportation audit, (to be filed in Board Records upon receipt into official records)

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1 Discussion by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve.

E-2 Appointments to various boards and councils.

Board Correspondence

E-3 Correspondence received from Tom Lewis, Jr., Chairman, Central Florida Technology Transit Corridor Consortium, regarding application to the FDOT for Cross-State Transit Study. Hillsborough County is invited to have a representative on the Advisory Committee for this study. (Staff recommends appointment of Tom Thomson.)

E-4 Correspondence from Fran Barford, Mayor, City of Temple Terrace, advising that Council Member Jerry M. King has been appointed to serve as a non-voting member on the Tourist Development Council. (Staff recommends the Board receive and file.)

Commissioner Norman

E-6 Discussion regarding the Florida Government Utility Authority (FGUA) application for renewal of Water Use Permit for the supply of their water and request to increase pumpage for the wells in original Carrollwood from SWFWMD.

Commissioner Platt

E-8 Discussion recommending that the Environmental Protection Commission building be named in honor of Roger P. Stewart to be effective upon his leaving his position.

E-10 Discussion regarding extending Hillsborough County Library hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

E-13 Discussion regarding Board taking a position on House Bill 1807 and Senate Bill 1824 and House Bill 1757.

F. STAFF REPORTS

County Administrator

F-1 Verbal report on Bond Rating Agency Visits. (Deferred from 3/1, 3/15 Agenda)

County Attorney

F-2 Report regarding Newsracks in the Right-of-Way.

Management & Budget

F-3 Report on the Anticipated Impact of Electronic Commerce on Hillsborough County Revenues.

Public Affairs

F-4 Report regarding current legislative plan for implementing Article V.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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