Archived Agendas


Recap:
Wednesday, April 12, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Wednesday, April 5, 2000, BOCC Meeting



Recap of April 5 Continuation BOCC Meeting Held on April 12, 2000

The Board held a continuation meeting of its April 5 meeting. Action was taken as follows:

B. REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 The Board approved the scheduling of a workshop regarding a discussion of the draft Animal Ordinance. The workshop has been scheduled for May 24 at 9:00 a.m.

The Board approved the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations (B-4 through B-18). In conjunction with this discussion, the Board passed a motion to schedule all future BRC recommendations on the Consent Agenda. Further, the Board passed a motion to schedule TaxWatch on a future Board agenda to present five very specific recommendations for saving the County money. Eric Johnson will be responsible for scheduling this item.

B-4 The Board approved 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 The Board approved the County Administrator's report that the Forms Management Committee completes the Blue Ribbon Committee recommendation regarding standardization of forms. (BRC #00057)

B-6 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved 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 The Board approved the County Administrator's report that management has and will continue to explore innovations developed by other governments. (BRC #00101)

B-19 The Board approved 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.

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

E. COMMISSIONERS SECTION

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

- Commissioner Hart and Commissioner Storms reported on Tampa Bay Water issues.

- Commissioner Frank reported on the Department of Children and Families.

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

E-3 Correspondence was received from Tom Lewis, Jr., Chairman, Central Florida Technology Transit Corridor Consortium, regarding application to the FDOT for Cross-State Transit Study. The Board appointed Tom Thomson as Hillsborough County's representative on the Advisory Committee for this study. Tom Thomson will be responsible for preparing a letter for the Chairman's signature on this appointment.

E-4 Correspondence was received 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. The Board voted to receive and file the correspondence.

E-6 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding the Florida Government Utility Authority 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. The Board had taken action on this matter on Friday, April 7. The County Administrator made a commitment to contact City of Tampa and Pasco County representatives in advance of the Tampa Bay Water meeting on April 17. Rick Garrity contacted Mike Bennett and Doug Bramlett in this regard.

E-8 The Board approved Commissioner Jan Platt's recommendation that the Environmental Protection Commission building be named in honor of Roger P. Stewart to be effective upon his leaving his position.

E-13 Commissioner Platt led a discussion regarding Board taking a position on House Bill 1807 and Senate Bill 1824, which relate to submerged lands. The Board adopted the proposed resolution, as amended. With regard to action needed on House Bill 1757, the County Administrator's Office will follow up to determine if this item needs to be rescheduled on the BOCC agenda.

F. STAFF REPORTS

F-1 The Board received the report on Bond Rating Agency Visits. No action was required. However, Mike Merrill was requested to check with other similar governmental agencies to determine their policy concerning Reserve balances in their budget.

F-2 The Board deferred until April 19 the report regarding news racks in the Right-of-Way.

F-3 The Board deferred until April 19 the report on the Anticipated Impact of Electronic Commerce on Hillsborough County Revenues.

F-4 The Board deferred until April 19 the report regarding current legislative plan for implementing Article V.

F-5 The Board heard a staff report on the status of the Gandy Corridor study. Letters have been sent to the Governor and the Secretary of Transportation regarding consideration of a third option for the corridor study. Following discussion, the Board passed a motion to authorize a letter under the Chairman's signature requesting a third option and further, to request that Representative Hart schedule a meeting to include Chairman Frank, the County Administrator, and the Governor to discuss the third option. Bernardo Garcia will be responsible for preparing the letter to the Governor for the Chairman's signature and appropriate follow through.

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

Current Agenda Documents
(Agendas after June 1, 2000)

Archived Agenda Documents