BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JANUARY 24, 2017
The following is a non-verbatim transcript of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, held at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman John Horan (District 2)
Vice Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)
Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Grant Maloy
County Manager Nicole Guillet
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Jane Spencer
Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)
Commissioner Carey announced that Joseph Stoy, Boy Scout Troop 507 in Sanford, is present today. She advised that Mr. Stoy, a 16-year-old student at Lake Mary High School, is here today working on his Eagle and Civics badges. Commissioner Carey suggested that Mr. Stoy lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Pastor Greg Rice, New Covenant Assembly of God Church, Casselberry, gave the Invocation. Joseph Stoy led the Pledge of Allegiance.
At Commissioner Carey’s request, Mr. Stoy described his Eagle Scout project. He stated there was a helicopter shot down in 2011 with Navy Seals onboard. He is going to build a memorial and place it in front of the Sanford International Airport. Commissioner Carey stated if there is anyone who would like to support Mr. Stoy’s project, they can contact her office and she will put them in touch with Mr. Stoy.
The Business Spotlight video for Gateway Classic Cars was presented.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Nicole Guillet, County Manager, stated that staff is pulling Item #9, Approval of plat for Frost Estates Subdivision, and will bring it back at the February 14, 2017 meeting. She referred to Item #3, Subrecipient Agreement with Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida, and advised there is a correction to the title in the agenda. The title reflects that the amount is $31,561 and the correct amount is $39,451. The attached Agreement does have the correct dollar amount.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to the Consent Agenda and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to authorize and approve the following:
County Manager’s Office
1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-08 pertaining to the waiver of bond posting requirements for the Seminole County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Sheriff and the Supervisor of Elections. (A-3174-17)
2. Approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Lee Constantine for miscellaneous travel from October 27, 2016, through December 14, 2016. (A-3173-17)
Community Assistance Division
3. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Subrecipient Agreement with Rescue Outreach Mission of Central Florida, (ROM), in the amount of $39,451 to provide housing stability case management services for homeless households in Seminole County. (A-3157-17)
4. Authorize and approve the Chairman to execute an Agreement with the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida for Continuum of Care (CoC) Funds in the amount of $31,561 to be used for housing stability case management services for homeless households in Seminole County. (A-3154-17)
5. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Seminole County Coalition for School Readiness, Inc. d/b/a Early Learning Coalition Subrecipient Agreement in the amount of $101,000 for summer day camp and extended day childcare programs for eligible Seminole County residents. (A-3145-17)
Community Development Division
6. Approve and accept the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Snapshot/Report pursuant to Seminole County Resolution #2013-R-61. (A-3168-17)
7. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Agreement with the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN) Rapid ReHousing Program with State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Funds in the amount of $52,008 to be used to provide rental assistance, financial assistance and housing location services to homeless households in Seminole County. (A-3167-17)
8. Issue a Notice of Determination of Public Nuisance that the unoccupied building located at 4571 Orange Boulevard, Sanford, is a Public Nuisance and authorize the Building Official to: (a) serve Notice of this determination, pursuant to Sections 168.5 and 168.6, Seminole County Code; and (b) set a date for a "Show‑Cause" public hearing, as prescribed in Sections 168.5‑168.7, Seminole County Code. (A-3072-16)
Planning & Development Division
9. Continued until February 14, 2017 meeting Request to approve the plat for the Frost Estates subdivision containing three lots on 16.28 acres zoned A‑5 (Agriculture), located on the west side of Coffee Trail, north of Lake Geneva Road; Jeremiah Frost, Applicant. (A-3018-16)
10. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County and the City of Longwood relating to Jurisdictional Transfer of a portion of Powell Street. (A-3128-16)
Watershed Management Division
11. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to Agreement #S0636 with the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Grant Agreement for the FDEP Black Hammock Stream Restoration Agreement for a no-cost time extension and to sign a formal amendment letter to FDEP per the new FDEP policy and procedures. (A-3169-17)
12. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Aerial Spraying Authorization Letter between Seminole County and Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc. or their subcontractor Dynamic Aviation, Inc. for aerial spraying within Seminole County. (A-3125-16)
Budget and Fiscal Management Division
13. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-09 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17‑026 to Carryforward unexpended project budgets in the amount of $167,455,074 from FY 2015/16 to FY 2016/17. (A-3130-16)
14. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-10 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17‑027 through the Emergency Shelter Fund in the amount of $52,008 to establish funding for the agreement with the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funds to be used for Rapid Re‑Housing for homeless households in Seminole County approved at the December 13, 2016 Board meeting. (A-3132-17)
15. Approve and authorize the acceptance of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trust Grant award in the amount of $80,258 from the Department of Health; approve and authorize the Chairman to execute EMS Trust Grant Change Request #1 in the amount of $48,540; approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-11 implementing the Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17‑029 through the EMS Trust Fund in the amount of $80,258 to establish funding for Syndaver synthetic cadaver with training accessories and maintenance. (A-3129-16)
16. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-12 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17‑030 through various funds in the amount of $9,268,974 to Carryforward available grant balances from FY 2015/16 to FY 2016/17. (A-3142-17)
17. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-13 implementing the Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17‑032 through the Courthouse Projects Fund to appropriate budget of $9,311 from fund balance, which will be combined with $56,591 in Carryforward funding for a total of $65,902 for the Civil Courthouse Access Control Project. (A-3166-17)
18. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-14 reducing the total financing fees for the Lake Myrtle Restoration MSBU that is in its final year of installment repayment. (A-3110-16)
Purchasing & Contracts Division
19. Approve Sole Source Procurement SS‑602764‑17/BJC for the Purchase of WebEOC software, hardware, set‑up, installation, support and care plan with ESi Acquisition, an Intermedix Company, Augusta, GA. The total cost for Year 1 of the Agreement is $304,404.16, regionally shared total costs for Years 2 and 3 is $62,222.40 per year and subsequent years will be adjusted in accordance with CPI or 3%, whichever is less; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement and issue Purchase Orders on an as needed basis. (A-3109-16)
20. Award RFP‑602712‑16/BJC, Legal Services Consultant Agreement for Code Enforcement for Seminole County, to deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP, Orlando, at a cost of $145 blended hourly rate; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (A-3124-16)
21. Award RFP‑602696‑16/BJC, Internet Bandwidth Options for Seminole County to Bright House, LLC, Riverview for Dedicated Internet Access 500 Mbps for $1,575 per month and Managed WAN Router Services up to 500 Mbps ‑ Management of BGP ‑ for $95 per month; total amount of $1,670 per month, and Summit Broadband, Inc., Orlando, for Dedicated Internet Access 500 Mbps for $1,550 per month; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreements. (A-3123-16)
22. Approve a Single Source Procurement for SS‑602765‑17/BJC, Film & Video Production Rights Sponsorship Agreement, with Vidoou, Clermont, who will compensate the County a onetime setup cost of $4,384 and a monthly payment of $1,106; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the revenue generating Agreement. (A-3119-16)
23. Award RFP‑602717‑16/TLR, Food and Beverage Services for Soldiers Creek and the Softball Complex to P.T. Group of Apopka LLC, Lake Mary, and to The Jazzy Dog Cafe, Altamonte Springs; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the revenue generating Agreements. (A-3134-17)
24. Approve Single Source Procurement SS‑602763‑17/BJC, Data Access Studio (DAS) and mobie Software from ReportsNow, Inc., Greenwood Village, Colorado, for licenses, subscriptions and first year maintenance totaling $24,820; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the ReportsNow Software License Agreement and issue annual Purchase Orders. (A-3101-16)
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS’ CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey to approve the following:
25. Approve Expenditure Approval List dated January 3, 2017; and Payroll Approval List dated December 29, 2016. (A-3165-17)
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk’s “Received and Filed”:
1. Independent Accountant’s Report from Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A., Audit of Financial Statements of the Seminole County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller and compliance with requirements of Florida Statutes during fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.
2. Recording of Plats, Irrevocable Letters of Credit #60000006304-1 and #60000006304-3, and Subdivision and Site Plan Maintenance Agreement for the project known as Seranza Park.
3. ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) Subrecipient Agreement for Program Year 2016-2017 with Recovery House of Central Florida, Inc.; One-Year Action Plan approved by the BCC on August 9, 2016.
4. Parks Contracts for Services for the following: Brittany Morrow; Natalie Keene-Krops; Deborah Greene Coreil; James J. Peters; Virginia Blackley; Jacqueline Thomas; John Charles Thaens; Mark Thaens; Norene A. Koester; Heather Woodward; Kenyon G. Howard; Bruce Weaver; Danny Ousley; William W. Robillard, Jr.; Steven Jay Davis; Daniel Ziegler; Dallas Reed; Ronald K. Moyer, Jr.; Stephen Dodd; Donald E. McCoy; David Murwin; John P. Fiorenza; John Marzullo; Francis J. Gallery; Yancy Torres; Patricia Lynn Smith; and Wayne Wolke.
5. Head Tennis Pro Agreement with Mick Andrews; Associate Tennis Pro Agreements with Jason Ross Cordova; Jason Thomas Louwsma; Michael Paul Custer; Martina Lee; Danielle Nickerson; John C. Sanders; Leonard Louis Lopez; John Gegenheimer; and Robert Aaron Pierce; Assistant Tennis Pro Agreement with Gregory S. James; and Tennis Developmental Instructor Agreements with Derek Roth Neumann; Matthew Gutkin; Emily Sheehan; Brian Vargas; and Shannon Brewer.
6. Work Order #23 to PS-0009-15 with Metric Engineering, Inc.
7. Work Order #2 to PS-0201-15 with Environmental Research & Design, Inc.
8. Change Order #3 to Work Order #1 to CC-0559-15 with Prime Construction Group, Inc.
9. Change Order #1 to Work Order #6 to CC-0559-15 with C.E. James, Inc.
10. Work Order #13 to CC-0559-15 with Southland Construction, Inc.
11. Change Order #1 to CC-0704-16 with Masci Corp.
12. Amendment #5 to Work Order #108 to PS-5120-02 with Atkins North America, Inc.
13. Work Order #70 to PS-8148-12 with CDM Smith, Inc.
14. Work Order #3 to RFP-8721-13 with Renaissance Planning Group, Inc.
15. Change Order #8 to CC-9081-13 with Masci General Contractor, Inc.
16. Closeout to CC-9226-14 with Halifax Paving, Inc.
17. Work Order #16 to PS-9738-14 with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
18. First Amendment to IFB-602510-16 with Huffman, Inc. d/b/a Nuwave Concrete.
19. Bids as follows:
RFP-602712-16 with Shepard, Smith & Cassady, P.A.; deBeaubien Knight Simmons Mantzaris & Neal LLP; Stenstrom McIntosh Colbert & Whigham, P.A.;
RFP-602717-16 with Richard F. Sears d/b/a The Jazzy Dog Café; PT Group of Apopka LLC; and
RFP-602696-16 with Florida High Speed Internet; Summit Broadband, Inc.; Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions; AT&T.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve the following:
26. Approve expenditure of $5,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to provide funding in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). (A-3147-17)
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Agenda Item #27 – A-3027-16
Angi Kealhofer, Planning & Development, addressed the Board to present a request for a Special Event Permit for the Wekiva Paint Out & Spring Kickoff Special Event at Wekiva Island as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. Ms. Kealhofer pointed out that the Special Event permit in the Agenda Memorandum includes the findings and conditions of approval and advised that staff is recommending approval.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve the request for the Special Event Permit for the Wekiva Paint Out & Spring Kickoff Special Event at Wekiva Island, 1014 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood, from February 26 through March 27, 2017, including staff’s recommended conditions of approval as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Ms. Guillet advised that with regard to Item #29, Chapman Apartments, the Applicant has requested the item be continued until February 24, 2017. Commissioner Carey stated Planning has a list of people that have an interest in the item and she suggested those people, as a courtesy, be notified that there is a request for the item to be continued.
The Board recessed the meeting at 9:45 a.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Clerk of Court Grant Maloy, who was absent, and Deputy Clerk Jane Spencer who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Terri Porter, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOFS OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize the filing of the proofs of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearings into the Official Record.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
WEKIVA GREEN – CHURCHILL DRIVE ROAD IMPROVEMENT MSBU
Agenda Item #28 – PH-2016-522
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to confirm the non-ad valorem assessment for the Wekiva Green – Churchill Drive Road Improvement MSBU as per project completion and actual project cost, received and filed.
Kathy Moore, MSBU Program Manager, addressed the Board and advised she is representing the Department of Resource Management. She explained the purpose of the public hearing is to confirm the assessment rate assigned to the Wekiva Green – Churchill Drive Road Improvement MSBU project based on actual project costs. The construction activities associated with this MSBU-funded project are noted to be successful as the work was completed on time and within budget while meeting the satisfaction of the community and adhering to county standards so the improved infrastructure would be accepted by the County as part of the publicly maintained system.
Ms. Moore stated the final preparation of documentation to transfer ownership of the roadway parcel to the County is being coordinated by the Public Works Department with the assistance of the County Attorney for BCC review and approval at a later date. Based on the project cost of approximately $347,900, the capital improvement assessment assigned to each of the 37 residential properties within the assessed boundary is $9,403. She then detailed the options for payment by the residents as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. She added that staff recommends approve of the Resolution.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in regard to Item #28 and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-15 confirming the non-ad valorem assessment for the Wekiva Green – Churchill Drive Road Improvement MSBU as per project completion and actual project cost.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
CHAPMAN APARTMENTS LARGE SCALE
FLU MAP AMENDMENT AND REZONE/Bryan Potts
(continued from November 15 and December 13, 2016)
Agenda Item #29 – PH-2016-505
Continuation of public hearing to consider a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Industrial to Planned Development and a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) and PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for a mixed-use development on approximately 42.32 acres, located on the southeast corner of SR 417 and Chapman Road, as described in the proof of publication, Bryan Potts.
Brian Walker, Planning & Development Division, addressed the Board to advise the Applicant is requesting a continuance to the February 28th BCC meeting. Commissioner Dallari noted the Applicant would like to have a community meeting later this month and in order to do that, the request must be continued.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to the continuance and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to continue to February 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, the request to consider a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Industrial to Planned Development and a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) and PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for a mixed-use development on approximately 42.32 acres, located on the southeast corner of SR 417 and Chapman Road, as described in the proof of publication; Bryan Potts.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Carey reported that on Thursday, January 12th she chaired the Central Florida Expressway Authority Meeting until they got to the point in the agenda where they elected a new board. All of the board members who had served in an executive position were no longer serving on the board and so they have elected a new board at the Central Florida Expressway Authority. She noted the chairman is Mayor Dyer; Fred Hawkins from Osceola County is the vice chairman; and Jay Madara who is the Governor’s appointee, is now the treasurer. They have a new board member from Orange County and one from Lake County. She said they are looking forward to continued good success.
Commissioner Carey remarked there were a number of people at the meeting from the International Drive area who spoke about the turnpike express lanes because they are concerned about the express lanes the Turnpike Authority is building on SR 528 from I-4 to just past the International Drive area. She said she thinks Mayor Jacobs is working with them to try to make sure that people who are traveling, particularly tourists and people not familiar with the area, can get on and off when trying to get to the Convention Center and the International Drive area. They also have a $25 fine if you happen to be in that lane without a transponder, whether you are a resident or a visitor. She noted these are things that are causing a little angst in the International Drive area.
Commissioner Carey mentioned she had dinner with Secretary Boxold (FDOT) last Tuesday night who was a little late getting to the meeting because he had an unexpected meeting with the Governor. He did not say why but he did indicate his frustration with some of the things coming out of Seminole County including the lack of support for express toll lanes within SR 417, asking them to figure out a solution for the rest stops on I-4, and a lot of different things that are going on between Seminole and the DOT.
Commissioner Carey stated she is looking forward to working with the new secretary. She noted that Secretary Boxold did give her a price to buy SR 417. They are reconfirming the number that he gave her because she believes it is not correct because he said it was $1.5 billion and Commissioner Carey opined that is probably the value of the entire turnpike assets within the Central Florida four-county area. Diane Scaccetti, who is the head of the Turnpike Authority, was also at the meeting and she is supposed to confirm that number. Commissioner Carey noted there was no interest from the DOT to break up SR 417, so it would be the entire section which encompasses Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. Those discussions will continue now with whoever the new secretary is. She added they also have a new secretary for District 5 at the same time.
Commissioner Carey pointed out that when Secretary Boxold gave her that price he said he wanted the Expressway Authority to make a decision either “yes or no” and wanted to resolve this issue by the close of the fiscal year for the State which is June.
Commissioner Carey further reported there was a Seminole County Homeless Task Force meeting on Friday, January 13. She stated, as the Board is aware, they need to really think about how they are going to tackle the homeless issue. She watched a video over the lunch break that was taken by Heart to Heart at the hotel on Douglas and said the video is in her office if anyone is interested in watching it. Commissioner Carey expressed it is very heartbreaking to think that these families are living under these conditions, and so many of them are living in motels. She is looking forward to hearing from the County Manager and Valmarie Turner, Community Services Director, as to what they think will be a plan to be able to fund the homeless situation in the county.
Commissioner Carey advised the Public Service Commission has a request from Utilities, Inc. for price increases for both water and wastewater, which will affect Seminole County and also residents of Seminole County who may contract directly with Utilities, Inc. for their service. She thinks there are some out in the Sanlando area who directly get billed from them, but Seminole also partners with Utilities, Inc. on water and other things. She stated it is a pretty significant increase and this is something that is of grave concern to the Markham Woods Homeowners Association, where they have members all up and down the corridor and many of them are served by Utilities, Inc.
Commissioner Carey asked that the County Manager get with her staff to try and figure this out. The Commissioner noted there is a public meeting on February 2nd in Altamonte Springs.
Commissioner Carey reminded that tomorrow is the Great Tornado Drill and the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management is recommending individuals locate their tornado safety area and listen to their NOAA weather radios; there is a special alert at 10:00 a.m. She stated that Seminole County did not have any casualties or a lot of damage over this past weekend, but Brevard County was not quite so lucky. The southeast coast of the U.S. was impacted by this unusual weather event. She feels that people get complacent because the last time they had tornados with fatalities was in the 1990s. She noted that people need to be prepared and thinks that the County should do anything they can notification-wise, maybe have it on the website so that people are prepared for tornadoes as well as hurricanes. She opined most people are very good about getting their hurricane kit together and many grocery stores have reminders when hurricane season rolls around, but tornados are more unusual in the county and she wants to make the public aware.
Commissioner Dallari stated this past weekend he went to the Girl Scout Camp in Chuluota; it is a beautiful piece of property, about 400 acres. He reported the Crymes family is partnering with the Girl Scouts to build a new building on the site for a leadership program and STEM studies for girls. He wanted to publicly thank the Crymes family for partnering with the Girl Scouts of Citrus County. They had a groundbreaking and he is looking forward to the ribbon cutting upon completion.
Also on Saturday, Commissioner Dallari noted he was with the fire department of Palm Valley who partnered with the American Red Cross and some volunteers to put in smoke alarms in the Palm Valley Mobile Home Park. He remarked they put in 741 smoke alarms in mobile homes. He thanked Jim Reynolds of the Seminole County Fire Department and his entire staff, the American Red Cross, and a number of students from UCF who were participating.
Commissioner Dallari advised that he will be attending the NARC annual meeting on February 14th in Washington, D.C. and therefore will be unable to attend the next BCC meeting. He asked that the Commissioners let him know if there is anything he needs to work on with their federal lobbyist because he will have some extra time.
Commissioner Dallari noted at the work session held earlier today, he kept harping on public safety and pedestrian safety. He wanted to mention that he has a dear friend that he works with at Disney, whose wife died last week because she was hit by a car in the Central Florida area. He added that they should really be looking at pedestrian safety and not just vehicular safety.
In reviewing some of the meetings for the Board of Adjustment, Commissioner Dallari stated there is an item that the BOA had approved for 5440 Endicott Place, which is in his district. He would like to bring it back in an appeal to the Board of County Commissioners because he thinks it is not consistent with some of the things in the area and he would like the Board to review it. He would like to bring that back in the March timeframe.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to bring back to the Board of County Commissioners in March of 2017, the BOA-approved variance at 5440 Endicott Place for appeal.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Dallari noted it has to do with the location of a fence and he thinks the fence needs to be consistent with the surrounding area.
Commissioner Dallari reported that he filled in as an alternate for Commissioners Horan and Constantine at the Central Florida Metropolitan MPO Alliance meeting. He advised the executive director, Harry Barley, put together a program about what the next step should be with regard to the issue with the rest stops on I-4 in Seminole County; not just figure out a solution but actually really what is the problem. He pointed out that in the next ten years, truck traffic for freight will increase 65%. One of the two rest stops (eastbound and westbound) is at 300% capacity and the other is at 200% capacity. There is a significant problem that will just continue to get worse as time goes forward. So, through MetroPlan, Mr. Barley put together the next step of actually determining what the problem truly is, and it is not just I-4, it is the surrounding major roads; and it is not just Seminole County, it is all of Central Florida. Commissioner Dallari noted there was discussion and then he did make a motion to continue it to allow staff to continue working on it per Mr. Barley’s recommendation. He noted it was seconded by Volusia County and it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Carey asked what Mr. Barley’s recommendation was for the next step. Commissioner Dallari replied that he can get the list for her. He noted it has five steps which include looking at how freight is moving throughout Central Florida, which roads freight is actually traveling on, where people are using the rest stops and how they are using them. He added that part of the issue is the loading and off-loading of goods. Mr. Barley will be reporting back to the MPO Alliance and Commissioner Dallari believes they will be seeing something within the next couple of months.
Commissioner Carey stated she has heard that some people are off-loading their goods in the rest stops; and if that is happening, she thinks that is an enforcement issue. At most of the rest stops she’s seen when she has been traveling, there are attendants. She added if they don’t have attendants, maybe they should; and if they have attendants, maybe they should not be allowing any off-loading of goods and only allowing people to use the stops for federally required breaks and for use by the general public.
Commissioner Carey recounted that when Dick Harris was the representative appointed by this commission to serve on the MetroPlan Citizens’ Advisory Committee, he chaired a committee to look at freight mobility and there were a lot of good recommendations in that report. She opined they should dust that off and look at it again because probably some of them have not changed. Commissioner Dallari noted that they are doing that. He remarked it was interesting that during the discussion at MetroPlan, Volusia County was concerned that they were removing the home rule of their own zoning requirements and Commissioner Dallari said he assured them that the Board of County Commissioners of Seminole County believes in home rule and they are not trying to tell them what to do in Volusia County. They are just looking to find out what the real issue is and what the potential solutions are regionally. He opined he thinks that is the reason Volusia seconded the motion and voted for it.
Commissioner Carey pointed out that there are urban cores that are already developed along the interstate and it is not going to happen in one of those locations. Once you get to Seminole County, you hit that urban core and you don’t get out of it until you get down past Disney. Based on that federal law, they might have to build more facilities on I-95. She expressed that when good minds come together, they can usually come up with solutions and hopefully they can.
Commissioner Henley brought up the letter that Commissioner Carey mentioned earlier from Utilities, Inc. He stated that a large portion of his district is in the Utilities, Inc. service area, and the people are concerned because of the significant increase in rates applies to all of their companies, which are several. The people are saying there is no indication as to how much the increase will go towards improving services, so they are appealing to their county commissioner for help. He advised their complaints were also about traffic as a result of all of the road work going on through Longwood.
Commissioner Carey explained that Utilities, Inc. not only impacts her district and Commissioner Henley’s district but it also impacts District 3. She asked Ms. Guillet to keep all three commission offices in the loop and to let them know who will be going to the meeting on February 2nd. Commissioner Henley noted he encouraged the people to turn out in force at the public meetings to let their feelings be known.
Commissioner Horan announced his appointment to the Code Enforcement Board is (Retired) Major Scott Ballou for a three-year term expiring January 1, 2020.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-16 of appreciation to Russ Hauck for his service on the Code Enforcement Board.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-17 of appreciation to Marie Jose Francois; and appropriate Resolution #2017-R-18 to David Apfelbaum for their service on the Local Health Planning Council Board of Directors.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Horan confirmed that the other members of the Board had received this morning the five-year revenue projections for the five-cent tourist tax. He read aloud those projections for the sake of the public. He noted they are definitely getting more tourist tax as they experience more and more success with the Sports Complex and their tourist development.
Chairman Horan reported they had a Mayors and Managers meeting on January 17th. There was a wonderful presentation by Alan Harris, the County’s emergency manager, about coordination of staffing at shelters and the help the Cities can give the County; specifically, how they might be able to coordinate the dependent shelters. Commissioner Dallari asked how it was received. Ms. Guillet opined it was very well received and stated she thinks they are the only jurisdiction that actually offers a dependent shelter. They had voiced some concerns about employees that are required to work during storms and the concern they have for their families. Ms. Guillet said she explained the County’s solution is they offer a dependent shelter and she advised staff will coordinate with them to see how they might be able to work with them on these issues.
Chairman Horan stated they also had a wide-ranging discussion on transportation funding bringing them up to date on what they are doing in terms of the master plan and a timetable on that, and they also invited input, etc. on the Impact Fee Study.
Chairman Horan mentioned that Ms. Guillet also brought up the Interlocal Agreement. Ms. Guillet noted they talked to the Cities about the Interlocal Agreement that was done in the 90s with respect to notification. Everybody is going to go back and take a look to see if maybe there are other things they might need to be doing, but the general consensus was folks are pretty satisfied with the communication with respect to proposed development within Seminole County.
Chairman Horan reported that he attended a rather unprecedented meeting of the boards of the Central Florida Partnership and the Orlando EDC on January 12th; and at that meeting, both boards approved the formative documents and also the by-laws for the integrated entity that is presently unnamed. He advised that after the BCC meeting today, he will be going to an EDC meeting where those by-laws will be accepted by the EDC boards separately; and hopefully within a short period of time, they will have a name. This integrated entity does have an executive director that will be coming on in March, Tim Guiliani, who comes from the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and was very highly recommended. Chairman Horan noted Mr. Guiliani has handled a board like this before that was both a Chamber and an economic development organization. He added that he had consulted with Jim Hartmann, and Commissioner Carey noted that Mr. Hartmann is now is Wake County. The Chairman indicated that Wake County outsources its entire economic development program to the Chamber.
Chairman Horan stated he attended the Landlord Summit that was held by the Homeless Services Network (HSN) and hosted by Mayor Jacobs and himself at the First Baptist Church. All apartment owners in the region were invited. They had a wide ranging discussion on techniques for increasing the number of available units and how they can go about that. The City of Orlando, for example, has an impact fund. However, they haven’t spent any money on the impact fund yet, and he doesn’t know if that really increases the number of units or doesn’t increase the number of units. The tough part in this situation is trying to figure out whether doing “X” creates a certain type of output, which is the whole reason they are engaged in this initiative. The focus was on veterans’ homelessness because that is the next step in terms of trying to eliminate veterans’ homelessness having already achieved the functional ending of chronic homelessness among veterans. It was a well-attended meeting and he had a very good exchange with other regional leaders about the regional initiative on homelessness. With regard to the funding of the needs in Seminole County, that continues to be a work in progress. He noted they are going to have a meeting tomorrow of the joint boards of the CoC (Continuum of Care Program), HSN, the Commission on Homelessness, and the governmental entities to actually put some kind of “meat on the bones” of some kind of governance structure. The CoC is really kind of a blunt surgical instrument for implementing regional governance and it is basically set up as a hub vehicle for creating and sustaining an ecosystem of competent providers. Consequently, trying to fit that into regional governance is going to be difficult, but he will know more on that after tomorrow’s meeting.
At the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC), Chairman Horan stated he had good discussions with the two new council members in Volusia County with regard to the freight issue. He stated where you have distribution areas with private truck facilities, you do not have overcrowded rest areas. For example in Polk County, there is an underused rest area on I-4 because there is a large private facility that is nearby. The Chairman said as the private sector develops more and more transfer facilities and other freight facilities in the region, this rest area problem will alleviate. He said if in fact you have property that can be developed for these facilities, there are developers that are willing to do that. He expressed that possibly in Seminole County, they can take a look at what properties are being used for other purposes right now that might be used for some kind of a mobile freight facility, especially to the extent that maybe those properties are not already on the tax rolls. Chairman Horan noted that that is part of Mr. Barley’s study and he is glad they are having this discussion because when it was just about rest areas, it was kind of a zero-sum game. Commissioner Dallari added the real issue is that as time progresses, the demand goes higher. Commissioner Carey added that this was a problem 20 years ago and it just wasn’t as bad of a problem as it is today, so that is why that study was done 20 years ago but nobody took it and ran with it, so it just got put on a shelf.
Chairman Horan mentioned also at the CFRPC meeting, they passed a resolution for pedestrian safety that he believes has been distributed to the commission offices.
Chairman Horan stated he is still working with the City of Winter Springs and the School Board on the missing link in the trail in the Layer Elementary area. He thinks they have a solution, but the problem right now is that the School Board just needs to give them an appropriate legal right to maintain the easement area. He indicated that David Shields, Assistant County Attorney, is doing a great job on getting all of the parts together. Chairman Horan stated that issue, in addition to doing a Level II environmental assessment on a section of the trail that is going to go to the CR 419 salvage property, are the only two things that need to get done, so as soon as they get that and a $20,000 expense on the Level II, they should finally be able to get that hooked up.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter dated December 12, 2016, from Rebecca Bowman, Finance Director, City of Casselberry, to Seminole County Board of County Commissioners re: FY 2016 Reporting of One-Cent local Government Infrastructure Surtax Sources/Uses.
2. Notice of Public Hearing to Consider an Appeal of the Denial of a Conditional Use Request to Establish 2 Two-Family Dwellings (Duplexes) to be held on January 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall, City of Sanford.
3. Letter dated January 3, 2017, from Congressman John Mica to Chairman Horan re: The honor of representing the people of Florida’s 7th Congressional District.
4. Letter dated January 6, 2017, from Terry Knox, Development Director, Boys Town Central Florida, to Seminole County Board of County Commissioners re: Thanking the Board for the donation of $500.
5. Letter dated January 10, 2017, from Chairman Horan, to Dr. Celeste Philip, Surgeon General and Secretary, Florida Department of Health, re: Encouraging the permanent appointment of Donna Walsh to the position of Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County.
6. Letter dated January 12, 2017, from Traci Houchin, Deputy City Clerk, City of Sanford, to the Board of County Commissioners re: Notice of Ordinance No. 4398, 441 Virginia Ave., Sanford.
7. Letter dated January 12, 2017, from Traci Houchin, Deputy City Clerk, City of Sanford, to the Board of County Commissioners re: Notice of Ordinance No. 4397, 4021 Church St., Sanford.
8. Letter dated January 17, 2017, from Chairman Horan, to Dena Chaudoin appointing her to the Seminole County Historical Commission; term to expire January 1, 2018.
9. Letter dated January 17, 2017, from Chairman Horan, to Pamela Neal appointing her to the Seminole County Historical Commission; term to expire January 1, 2019.
10. Letter dated January 17, 2017, from Chairman Horan, to Susie Dolan appointing her to the Seminole County Value Adjustment Board; term to expire January 1, 2018.
11. Copy of a letter dated January 17, 2017, from Valmarie Turner, Director, Community Services, to Marni Stahlman, President and CEO, Shepherd’s Hope, re: Her board appointment to Health Council of East Central Florida.
12. Copy of a letter dated January 17, 2017, from Valmarie Turner, Director, Community Services, to Latrice Stewart, CEO, True Health, re: Her board appointment to Health Council of East Central Florida.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
County Attorney Bryant Applegate stated after the work session this morning, Commissioner Carey asked him to follow up on the issue about using red flashing lights and not white lights at crosswalks. He checked the statutes which referred him to the Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He advised it appears that experimental pedestrian traffic control devices with red lights are being used in the state of Florida. He noted his Office is still researching it; there is a ton of material on this. He would like to continue on with this and bring it back to the Board.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT (continued)
Chairman Horan held up a sign from the Wounded Warriors organization and explained they offer them to public bodies or to private entities for a reserved parking space for a combat wounded veteran. He questioned whether the Board wants to have staff report to them on how they might be able to use these signs. A brief discussion ensued about how many signs would be needed, whether there should be one at each location, and the fact that there is no placard like a handicap tag in vehicles in which this could be monitored. There was consensus of the Board to pursue obtaining signs for the county buildings.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m., this same date.