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Recap:
Tuesday, June 20, 2000
County Center, 2nd Floor

Recap of Tuesday, June 20, 2000, BOCC Meeting



CONSENT SECTION

Items A-1 through A-106 were approved as recommended by staff, with exception of the following:

A-43a Staff requested deletion of the BRC #00039 regarding cost effective fleet replacement practice.

A-44 Staff requested deletion of the Letter of Understanding with FDOT regarding advance funding for the Bruce B. Downs Boulevard project development. (This item was a duplicate of item A-45.)

A-45 The resolution, budget amendment, and letter of understanding regarding CR581 (Bruce B. Downs Boulevard) were continued until the budget workshop scheduled for June 28. Eric Johnson will be responsible for scheduling this item on June 28.

A-54 Staff requested a deferral until July 12 regarding the selection of a financial services consultant pertaining to the regulation of privately supplied water resource services.

A-76 Staff requested a deferral until July 12 for the 5th amendment agreement for space for EPC.

A-90 Staff requested deletion of the agreement for special counsel services with Holland & Knight regarding water resource issues.

Items that require additional follow-up are as follows:

A-42 The status report regarding public access services contract was removed by Commissioners for discussion. A representative of Speak Up Tampa Bay spoke regarding their funding agreement. Following the Board's discussion, the Board agreed, upon receiving a signed contract which includes appropriate language relating to obsenity, to provide Speak Up Tampa Bay $90,000 initially, and $25,000 monthly, based on SUTB providing the service. Eric Johnson will be responsible for insuring that a signed contract is received and payments are made as outlined by the BOCC.

A-43k The Board discussed Blue Ribbon Committee item #00089 regarding changing state law and amending local ordinances to consolidate select independent authorities under the BOCC. Instead, the Board directed that BOCC member appointees to the Port Authority, HARTline, and the Children's Board present budget reports for their respective board. Eric Johnson will be responsible for coordinating with respective BOCC board appointee the date and time of presentation during the upcoming budget workshops. A motion was passed to receive and file the agenda item.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

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

-Terry Wolfe, Thomas Speer, and Stewart Loebich spoke regarding ownership of Crystal Springs and indicated that no water is going over the dam at the river. The citizens were advised by Commissioner Platt that the BOCC does not have authority over this matter. She further suggested that the citizens be in contact with SWFWMD and the Attorney General's Office regarding this issue.

-Don Helman and Dan Bower spoke regarding the timing for receipt of funding for youth soccer. They advised the Board that funds received for the Valrico youth soccer facility do not meet the schedule for immediate needs of the community.

-Jim Johnson spoke regarding boundaries of the impact fee zone in the Riverview area. Mr. Johnson indicated that he would e-mail the specifics at a later date.

REGULAR AGENDA

B-1 The Board adopted a policy for relieving "not for profit" organizations from impact fees. During the discussion of this item, the Board amended the policy to delete the last paragraph and included a $25,000 threshold and requirement for a supermajority vote of the BOCC. Eric Johnson will be responsible for finalizing the policy with specified changes so that it can be distributed countywide by June 30.

B-1a The Board approved a modification to the Children's Home, Inc. agreement which provides relief from County impact fees.

B-2 The Board declared that the payment of impact fees on behalf of The Children's Home as a public purpose. Further, the Board approved a budget amendment to transfer $7,737 from the General Fund Reserve for Contingency for the payment of said impact fees.

B-3 The Board adopted the resolution to implement the water and sewer component of the No-Fee-Zone beginning October 1, 2000. The Board did not approve the budget amendment to transfer funds from the Reserve for Contingency pay the transportation fees in the USF Area No Fee Zone, and water and sewer capacity fees in all six No Fee Zones prior to October 1, 2000. The Board approved the USF Area No Fee Zone effective October 1, 2000.

B-4 During a ceremony with representatives of MacDill Air Force Base, a Memorandum of Understanding between the BOCC and MacDill AFB was signed and approved which provides mutual support and coordinated efforts in service delivery to benefit the citizens of Hillsborough County. A reception immediately followed the ceremony.

B-5 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until August 16 the report and recommendations of Agenda Process Review Committee for change to the structure of meetings and the agenda process.

B-6 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the amendment to the BOCC meeting schedule to hold its first meeting in September on Thursday, September 7, 2000; and its first meeting in October on Thursday, October 5, 2000; due to the Primary Election and Run-off Election, respectively.

B-7 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the discussion regarding the closing of G. Pierce Wood Hospital.

B-8 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until July 12 the reimbursement resolution expressing its intention, for purposes of Internal Revenue Service tax regulation, to reimburse from the proceeds of a debt issuance expenditures which may be made with respect to the acquisition, development, construction and equipping of Phase IV and V of the Falkenburg Road Jail expansion.

B-9 Curtis Austin, President of the State Workforce Development Board, provided clarification regarding termination of the WAGES program on July 1. Kris Landkammer advised the Board that the Clerk of Circuit Court agrees with Mr. Austin's statements that the monies should continue to be allocated during the transition period to both the WAGES program and Workforce Development during the interim period of July 1 through September 30, 2000. The WAGES program monies would continue to be allocated to Career Options as of July 1. The Board concurred with the Clerk's strategy for allocation of revenues. Further, the Board passed a motion that the two groups meet and develop a plan that includes competitive bidding by July 30. This item is to be brought back to the Board prior to August 1, as the transition period would be from July 1 to August 30. The individuals designated to meet are the Chairman of the Workforce Board, Chairman of WAGES board, County Administrator (or designee), and Clerk of Circuit Court (or designee). Legal representation for each group is allowed. Gene Gray will be responsible for scheduling a meeting of the meeting designees and preparing an agenda item for the first BOCC meeting in August.

B-10 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the third modification to the Agreement between the County and Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., administrators of the Child Protection Team.

B-11 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the Third Modification agreement for the Brandon Main Street Project.

B-12 The Board approved the proposed new Board Policy, effective as of October 1, 2000, regarding the use of Less than Fee acquisition techniques through the County's Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).

B-13 The Board conceptually accepted the proposal from Tampa-Hillsborough Action Plan Inc. (THAP), to purchase County property at 101 North 12th Street, for an estimated price of $500,000 - $550,000, and authorize the Real Estate Department and the County Attorney's Office to develop a real estate contract for consideration by the Board in the future.

B-14 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, staff's recommendations for increased effectiveness and aggressiveness in Hillsborough County's water conservation efforts.

B-15 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the resolution replacing Resolution No. R97-179 that includes utility bill adjustment authority for unexplained high water usage as well as adjustments for high usage resulting from customer plumbing leaks.

B-16 The Board received and filed the County Attorney's report regarding retaining the services of one of the attorneys shown in the written agenda material to review the constitutionality of recent legislation concerning Tampa General Hospital (HB 509 & HB 591. However, the Board took action to approve the addition of Chairman Frank to the group which has been meeting regarding Tampa General Hospital. Pat Bean will insure that Chairman Frank receives an invitation to the next meeting with the County Administrator, Clerk of Circuit Court, Senator Tom Lee, and Representative Sandy Murman.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

C-1 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 00203, Central Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 00206, South Water and Wastewater Capacity Assessment Unit 00209, to impose capacity assessments against property therein and to approve the capacity assessment rolls.

C-2 The Board continued until July 12 consideration of the ordinance creating an impact fee no-fee transportation zone for the Gibonston zone. The ordinance to be considered is to include zones one and two, with the industry portion deleted from consideration.

The Board adopted an ordinances creating an impact fee no-fee transportation zone for the USF area.

SCHEDULED APPEARANCES

D-1 Richard Ake, Clerk of the Circuit Court, requested an amendment to Resolution number R00-051 to allow the recording of documents in Brandon. The Board concurred with the Clerk's request.

D-2 Cheikh Sylla, Chairman of Workforce Florida, made a presentation regarding transition of WAGES programs to the Workforce Board. (See agenda item B-9 for action taken on this item.)

D-3 Curtis Austin, President of the State Workforce Board, made a presentation. (See agenda item B-9 for action taken on this item.)

COMMISSIONERS SECTION

E-1 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the item for discussion by Commissioners regarding various authorities and councils on which they serve.

E-2 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the appointments to various boards and councils.

E-3 The Board received correspondence from Mayor Fran Barford, Chairperson of the H. C. Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, referencing the MPO's annual evaluation of the Transportation Disadvantaged Program. The Board referred this matter to staff for review, in conjunction with Commissioner Storms' item relating to problems with reference to disadvantaged transportation service by MMG.

E-4 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the correspondence from Jed Pittman, Clerk to the Board, Pasco County, with attached Resolution 00-201 requesting Hillsborough County to cancel taxes on property described in Exhibit "A" which will be utilized in connection with providing road right-of-way for the County Line Road South project.

E-5 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the Land Use meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the discussion regarding recycled computers for senior citizens to be placed in Senior Citizen Day Care Centers with Internet access.

E-6 Commissioner Scott led a discussion regarding correspondence from Carolyn Collins, Florida A & M University Alumni Association, advising the Legislature has allocated budgetary funds for two law schools in the state. The BOCC's support is requested in returning the Florida A & M University Law School and in securing both land and building for Law School to be in Tampa. The Board concurred with staff's recommendation to direct the Economic Development Department to work with the City of Tampa in support of this issue. Gene Gray will be responsible for follow through on this matter and will meet with City officials to facilitate a strategic plan to meet this goal.

E-7 Commissioner Storms led a discussion regarding disadvantaged transportation issues. Susan McCallion and James Hilton outlined problems incurred with the use of MMG for transportation to doctor's appointments. Following discussion of this item, the Board referred this matter to staff for review and recommendation back to the Board within a period of thirty days. Commissioner Wacksman suggested that MMG provide a written explanation of the complaints of the above-referenced citizens. Cretta Johnson will be responsible for the investigation and agenda item that will be scheduled on the July 12 agenda.

E-8 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until June 27 the item requested by Commissioner Storms regarding a staff report on the proposed new Sun City Center Fire Station.

E-9 Commissioner Wacksman led a discussion regarding appearance Mr. James Hampton with reference to Town N' Country Soccer League. Ed Radice was requested to work with the Town 'N Country Soccer League to determine if the County can identify creative solutions to their problems.

E-10 Commissioner Storms presented a report on the recent Pro Se litigation conference. Judge Stoddard also provided input and additional information concerning this issue. No action was required.

E-11 Commissioner Norman led a discussion regarding the filing of a complaint for emergency injunctive relief regarding the Rave dance hall ordinance as it pertains to Elias Abusaid/"AU-02". The Board passed a motion to authorize the County Attorney to proceed with appropriate legal action.

STAFF REPORTS

F-1 Due to time constraints, the Board deferred until the June 27 Land Use the report regarding City of Tampa annexations

Respectfully submitted,



Daniel A. Kleman
County Administrator

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