BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA

June 9, 2020

 

            The following is a non-verbatim transcript of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, held virtually, made permissible pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, via Communications Media Technology (CMT) through the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.

            Attending remotely:

Chairman Jay Zembower (District 2)

Vice Chairman Lee Constantine (District 3)

                        Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)

                        Commissioner Amy Lockhart (District 4)

            Commissioner Brenda Carey (District 5)

County Manager Nicole Guillet

County Attorney Bryant Applegate

                        Deputy Clerks Kyla Farrell and Terri Porter

 

 

 

OPENING CEREMONIES

            Reverend Bob Melhorn, Integrity Church, Orlando, gave the Invocation.  Commissioner Lockhart led the Pledge of Allegiance.

AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

Agenda Item #1 – 2020-2071

            Alan Harris, Office of Emergency Management, addressed the Board to report on the emergency management response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CONSENT AGENDA

With regard to public participation, Kimberly Buchheit, 252 Spring Run Circle, addressed the Board in regard to Item #14, Easement Agreements with St. Johns River Water Management District, and expressed her concern as to the accuracy of the Geneva Sketch (Exhibit “A”).  She opined the geometry in the legal description does not match the geometry in the parcel line table.  Commissioner Carey suggested if the item is not time sensitive, they should have staff check it to make sure it is right because once it’s approved, it gets recorded and trying to unwind that is a bit of an issue.  County Manager Nicole Guillet responded staff will bring it back.

Commissioner Lockhart requested Items #10 through #13, grant agreements for fiscal year 2019/2020 Seminole County Arts and Culture Grant Program Awardees, be pulled for a separate discussion.

Sam Hall, County Survey Office, addressed the Board to respond to Ms. Buccheit’s public comment.  Mr. Hall advised in relation to her concern, he does not see the technical errors.  The documents appear to be consistent and correct.  It is still staff’s position that the documents are appropriate for execution.

Bill Hyde, 2379 Audley Street, spoke in regard to Item #31, resolution approving revenue bonds for Enclave at Alafaya Apartment Homes.  He stated unless Volusia County has made a change, their housing authority does not specifically permit the use of their bonds outside the county.  He expressed his opposition to this item.  Commissioner Carey advised Item #31 is simply a resolution that has to do with the Internal Revenue Code that would allow them to issue the housing bonds.  County Attorney Bryant Applegate responded Commissioner Carey is correct.  It is a statutory requirement under Florida Statutes and the IRS Code.  There is no obligation committed to Seminole County, and bond counsel prepared and approved all of the documents.  Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Applegate it has no impact to the taxpayers of Seminole County.

No one else spoke to the Consent Agenda, and public input was closed.

Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Lockhart, to approve the following:

County Manager’s Office

Economic Development

2.      Approve the Agreement for Services to the Industrial Development Authority between Seminole County and the Orlando Economic Partnership, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 through Fiscal Year 2021/2022.  (2020-2047)

3.      Adopt appropriate Resolution #2020-R-60, amending Resolution #2020-R-44 recommending GCR, Inc. as a Qualified Target Industry Business (QTI).  (2020-2068)

 

 

Development Services      

Planning and Development

4.      Adopt appropriate Resolution #2020-R-61 vacating and abandoning a sidewalk easement, as recorded on March 11, 2020, in Seminole County Official Records Book 9555, Pages 548 through 552, for property more particularly known as the MLK Commerce Park, located at the corner of Martin Luther King JR Boulevard and W. 20th Street; BPG Sanford 1, LLC, Applicant.  (2020-2037)

5.      Authorize release of Maintenance Bond #0111958 for private roads in the amount of $50,398.16 and Maintenance Bond #0111957 for streets, curbs, and storm drains in the amount of $6,286.06 for the Lake Florence Preserve subdivision; K. Hovnanian Homes, Applicant.  (2020-2038)

6.      Authorize release of Performance Bond #SU1151356 for roads, streets, and drainage in the amount of $599,787.72 for the Whitetail Run subdivision; Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., Applicant.  (2020-2039)

7.      Authorize the Chairman to execute a Satisfaction of Pool Abatement Lien in the amount of $842.02 associated with the property located at 421 Ruth Street, Longwood, filed against Deutsche Bank National Trust Company – Trustee; Altisource Solutions, Inc., Applicant.  (2020-2050)

8.      Authorize release of Maintenance Bond #3405343 for streets, curbs, and storm drains in the amount of $1,110.70 for Epic Retail at Sanford; Strategic Commercial Construction, LLC, Applicant.  (2020-2045)

 

Fire Department

Business Office      

9.      Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) for all first response agencies in Seminole County's EMS System:  Lake Mary Fire Department; Longwood Fire Department; Oviedo Fire Department; Sanford Fire Department; Seminole County Fire Department; AdventHealth d/b/a AdventHealth EMS; AdventHealth d/b/a AdventHealth Flight 1; Orlando Health d/b/a Orlando Health Air Care Team; Falck Southeast II Corp. d/b/a American Ambulance; Lifefleet Southeast, Inc. d/b/a American Medical Response; Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC d/b/a Air Care; First 2 Aid EMS, Inc.; and MCT Express, Inc. d/b/a United Medical Transportation to become effective July 1, 2020; and Non-Exclusive Ambulance Franchise Agreements for Falck Southeast II Corp. d/b/a American Ambulance; MCT Express, Inc. d/b/a United Medical Transportation; First 2 Aid EMS, Inc.; and Lifefleet Southeast, Inc. d/b/a American Medical Response; and Non-Exclusive Air Ambulance Franchise Agreement with Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC d/b/a Air Care.  (2020-2072)

 

Leisure Services

Business Office

10.       Pulled for a separate discussion.

11.       Pulled for a separate discussion.

12.       Pulled for a separate discussion.

13.       Pulled for a separate discussion.

Greenways and Natural Lands

14.       Continued the request to approve and authorize Chairman to execute two (2) Easement Agreements with St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) as part of their Central Florida Water Initiative at the Black Hammock and Geneva Wilderness Areas.  (2020-2044)

 

 

Public Works

Engineering

15.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Purchase Agreement in the amount of $3,360 between JOT Childcare, LLC (owner) and Seminole County for property interests necessary for the construction and maintenance of a sidewalk along a portion of Longwood Hills Road.  (2020-2040)

Facilities

16.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Agreement between Seminole County and Breezeway Restaurant and Bar, LLC for sharing of trash dumpster.  (2020-2046)

 

Resource Management

Budget

17.         Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2020-R-62 implementing the Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #20-058 through the Fire Protection Fund to appropriate budget of $6,805,462 from Reserves for design and construction costs associated with Fire Station #39.  (2020-2052)

18.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2020-R-63 implementing the Budget Amendment Request (BAR) # 20-059 through the SHIP Grant Funds in the amount of $236,506 to establish funding for the additional allocation to the SHIP Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Grant.  (2020-2054)

19.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Grant Agreement from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management in acceptance of $105,806 for the Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance (EMPA) grant award; and appropriate Resolution #2020-R-64 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) # 20-060 through the Disaster Preparedness Fund in the amount of $105,806 to establish funding.  (2020-2055)

20.         Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Grant Agreement from the U.S. Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management in acceptance of $118,590 for Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); and appropriate Resolution #2020-R-65 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #20-061 through the Disaster Preparedness Fund in the amount of $118,590 to establish funding.  (2020-2056)

21.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Grant Agreement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management in acceptance of $25,787.80 for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Supplement (EMPG-S) for expenses incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic; and appropriate Resolution #2020-R-66 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #20-062 through the Disaster Preparedness Fund in the amount of $25,787.80.  (2020-2058)

22.       Authorize the Employer Security Administrator (ESA) to execute the Nationwide Retirement Solutions Form to elect plan provisions made available to participants in the deferred compensation plan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Seminole County employees.  (2020-XXXX)

23.       Approve submittal of a Grant Application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant requesting up to $300,000 to conduct fire prevention and safety activities for communities in Seminole County.  (2020-2051)

 

 

MSBU

24.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute nineteen (19) Satisfactions of Lien for the Sylvan Lake Aquatic Weed Control MSBU Phase I non-ad valorem capital assessments that have been paid in full.  (2020-2043)

Purchasing and Contracts

25.         Award IFB-603713-20/ESN – Term Contracts for Roofing Repair and Replacement Services for Residential Properties - to AMC Capital Constructors, Inc., Apopka; Hodges Brothers Roofing, LLC, New Smyrna Beach; Pat Lynch Construction, Orlando; and Precision Roofing Solutions, Inc., Tampa; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to execute the Agreements and issue Purchase Orders on an as-needed basis.  (2020-2036)

26.         Approve Work Order #71 - Wekiva Springs Road Intersection Improvements - under PS-0009-15/RTB Continuing Services Agreement for Design of Minor Projects with Construction Costs Less Than $2,000,000 with Pegasus Engineering, Inc. of Winter Springs, in the amount of $273,900.66; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to execute the Work Order.  (2020-2035)

27.         Approve Work Order #72 - Oregon and Michigan Avenue Drainage Improvements - under PS-0009-15/RTB Continuing Services Agreement for Design of Minor Projects with Construction Costs Less Than $2,000,000 with Atkins North America, Inc., in the amount of $139,350.50; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to execute the Work Order.  (2020-****)

28.         Approve Work Order #34 - CEI Services for Cross Seminole Trail Missing Link - under PS-1832-18/AEJ Continuing CEI Services for Construction Projects Less Than $2,000,000 with CDM Smith, Inc., in the amount of $134,019.28; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to execute the Work Order.  (2020-2049)

29.         Award RFP-603793-20/CAR - Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer (SERV) Program Coordinator - to Elizabeth L. Stephens, Casselberry, in the amount of $64,000 for the first year and an increase of three (3) % per year through the term of the Agreement; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.  (2020-2041)

 

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

Seminole County Arts and Culture Grant Program Awardees

10.  (2020-2062)

11.  (2020-2066)

12.  (2020-2063)

13.  (2020-2064)

                        Commissioner Lockhart stated she wants to address all four items together because they are all part of the new process of doing cultural arts grants in the community.  One of the things they need to take into account moving forward, whether it’s part of a process that the department director would like to implement or an actual, potential revision to the Admin Code, is that several of the applications require the involvement of another entity to deliver their service.  As part of the application process, they need to have confirmation that that vehicle knows that they’re a part of the application and that they are consenting in some way, shape, or form to being part of the program.  The School District was frankly not aware that these programs were being planned to be implemented in their schools.  Commissioner Lockhart feels from a process position, they need some acknowledgment and understanding as a part of the application that all participants are really participating. 

                        Richard Durr, Leisure Services Director, addressed the Board and indicated this is the inaugural year of running through this process, and they modeled the process off a number of typical processes in Central Florida.  There may be some room for improvement in the process, like some type of acknowledgment from the group that is proposing these particular programs that says they’ve had, at a minimum, conversations with the folks that they’re partnering with.  Staff did stay in contact with all of the organizations during the COVID crisis to confirm they are still in on the programs.  That being said, they have had some hiccups on the non-profit side.  They will be happy to look at improvements they can make in the process.  Commissioner Carey agreed it’s a good idea to have that confirmation, but Steinway Society has had that program in place for years.  Commissioner Lockhart clarified they have been donating and doing a type of programming, but what is being proposed in this grant is different and new.  The Commissioner knows they have to prove they did the programing in order to receive the funds, and she likes that a lot.  But if they are going to allocate money to a program, and it hasn’t even been solidified yet in terms of a partnership, then that money is tied up when it could be utilized for another organization that already has all of their ducks in a row.  She does not feel comfortable voting on giving grant money to an organization for a program that is just an idea at this point.

                        Commissioner Carey asked Mr. Durr if he has gone back to the other agencies that are supposed to be the vehicle for pushing the programs out to confirm whether or not they are on board with the idea.  She also asked if they should continue any of the four items until the next meeting.  Mr. Durr responded they have circled back with each of the applicants at this point.  It was not a requirement of the grant to provide some level of proof that they either have agreements in place or even have who their contact is at the other agency that they would be doing with.  Staff would need to circle back to track that information down to make sure everything is in place.  He restated that was not a requirement of the actual grant application.  Commissioner Carey advised it should be a requirement going forward.

                        Commissioner Lockhart pointed out Items #10 and #11 both involve partnering with other entities, but Items #12 and #13 do not appear to involve other entities.  She said they could move forward with Items #12 and #13 if her perception is correct.  Mr. Durr said that is also his perception and noted the only time sensitive part of these items is related to this fiscal years’ dollars.  Commissioner Dallari commented he doesn’t have a problem continuing the two of them that need more feedback to make sure the organizations are working with them, but he would like to at least move forward with the other two.

            Motion by Commissioner Lockhart, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Grant Agreements between Seminole County and Chance 2 Dance, Inc., in the amount of $15,000; and Emotions Dance, Inc., in the amount of $2,539, as fiscal year 2019/2020 Seminole County Arts and Culture Grant Program Awardees; and continue the requests to execute Grant Agreements between Seminole County and Steinway Society of Central Florida, Inc., in the amount of $15,000; and the Asian Cultural Association (ACA) of Central Florida Inc., in the amount of $7,400, as fiscal year 2019/2020 Seminole County Arts and Culture Grant Program Awardees until proof of collaboration can be brought forward.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

County Attorney’s Office

            Mr. Applegate explained add-on Item #31A is requesting that the County release mineral rights through two deeds that the County released to a property back in the 1950s.  The Cushman Corporation needs to get a closing done and the title company has refused to move forward on it until the mineral rights are released by the County.  Staff is requesting approval to release the mineral rights on the properties contained in the item.

            In regard to Item #31, Commissioner Carey asked for clarification that this item has nothing to do with the design, or road entry, or anything like that relating to Enclave at Alafaya.  She stated it is strictly the bond documentation that the statute requires to have this type of funding.  Mr. Applegate replied that is correct.  Commissioner Carey confirmed with Mr. Applegate that the access points and those types of things that were brought up in Mr. Hyde’s public comment is not up for approval in Item #31.

            Commissioner Constantine noted he doesn’t have a problem with the documents, but he would like an update regarding the transportation plan because he remembers this particular project and they had certain conditions of the DOT and what they would do.  He believes it was just discussed that they are not approving anything that has to do with transportation, but he would still like to have an update on that.  Chairman Zembower asked if the Board can be briefed in their offices because he isn’t sure if staff is ready to provide that update.  Commissioner Carey briefly discussed zoning processes and advised Item #31 has nothing to do with that.  Commissioner Dallari stated he plans to bring it up during his District Report because it’s not appropriate right now since it is a separate issue from bond financing.

            Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Lockhart, to approve the following:

30.       Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Voluntary Collection Agreement by and among HomeAway.com, Inc.; Joel M. Greenberg, Seminole County Tax Collector; and Seminole County.  (2020-2061)

31.       Approve appropriate Resolution #2020-R-67 approving, solely for the limited purposes of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, the issuance by the Housing Finance Authority of Volusia County, Florida, of its multifamily housing revenue bonds (Enclave at Alafaya Apartment Homes), Series 2020, for the purpose of financing a multifamily residential rental project as described in the Resolution, one of which is located in the county; and providing an effective date.  (2020-2073)

31A.    Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a County Deed with Robert A. Cushman and Betsy A. Cushman in the amount of $10 for Lots E, F, and G, Block 47, and that portion of the North ˝ of vacated alley lying South and adjacent to said lots, in amended plat of Crystal Lake Shores; and a County Deed with Cushman Enterprises, Inc., in the amount of $10 for Lots R, S, T, and U, Block 47, in amended plat of Crystal Lake Shores.  (No file number.)

 

Constitutional Officer’s Consent Agenda

Clerk of Court & Comptroller’s Office

32.       Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated April 28, May 5 and 12, 2020; and Payroll Approval Lists dated April 30, and May 14, 2020.  (2020-2065)

 

Clerk and Comptroller’s “Received and Filed” is for information only

1.          Executive Orders in connection with COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic): #2020-016 and #2020-017 requiring social distancing and adhering to opening-up America guidelines; #2020-018 and #2020-019 extending the declared local state of emergency; #2020-020 requiring social distancing and adhering to Phase 1 of Florida’s Recovery Plan; and #2020-021 extending the declared local state of emergency.

 

2.          Executive Order #2020-022 establishing a local burn ban due to dry weather conditions.

 

3.          Notice of Annexation Ordinance #20-2175 from the City of Longwood; 1800 Lake Emma Road.

 

4.          FPSC Orders PSC-2020-0137-CO-EI issued May 11, 2020; PSC-2020-0154-PCO-EI issued May 14, 2020; PSC-2020-0157-CO-GU issued May 15, 2020; and PSC-2020-0169-PAA-EI issued May 26, 2020.

 

5.          Lease Agreement with Seminole State College for use of property as a temporary staging area for COVID-19 testing purposes.

 

6.          Bill of Sale accepting off-site water and sewer systems for the project known as BioFit Performance.

 

7.          Bill of Sale accepting water system for the project known as Ligonier Ministries – RBC Learning Center.

 

8.          Conditional Utility Agreement for water, wastewater, or reclaimed water services for the project known as Red Ember Estates.

 

9.          Bill of Sale accepting water and reclaimed water systems for the project known as Terra Bona Estates.

 

10.            Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit in the amount of $66,420 and Maintenance Agreement (Water and Sewer Improvements) for the project known as Ligonier Ministries.

 

11.            Cash Maintenance Bond in the amount of $4,150 and Maintenance and Escrow Agreement (Water and Sewer Improvements) for the project known as BioFit Performance.

 

12.            Cash Maintenance Bond in the amount of $4,980 and Maintenance and Escrow Agreement (Water and Sewer Improvements) for the project known as Terra Bona Estates.

 

13.            Maintenance Bond #GM203602 (Streets, Curbs, Storm Drains) in the amount of $139,491.66 for the project known as Riverside Reserve - Cameron Heights Village C.

 

14.            Maintenance Bond #674211520 (Right-of-Way Utilization Permit) in the amount of $10,332.53 for the project known as MLK Commerce Park.

 

15.            Performance Bond #CMS0339730 (Water and Sewer Facilities) in the amount of $26,635.37 for the project known as Cadence.

 

16.            Developer’s Commitment Agreement #20-20500003, River Run Preserve, Corporate Partners of Florida LLC.

 

17.            Development Orders #20-30000006, Kiggen and Neimann, Cherry Hill Circle; #20-30000012, Taylor, Vagabond Way; #20-30000014, Grigg, Audley Street; #30-30000009, White, Southwind Drive; #20-30000013, Soto, Old Pine Court; #20-30000010, McFall, W. Paulinda Avenue; #20-30000005, Costa Geneva LLC, Lake Harney Road; #20-30000017, McGarry, Riverbend Boulevard; #20-30000018, Greene, Riverdale Court; #20-30000016, Luker, Tiffany Woods Circle; and #20-30000015, Lopez, Sanford Avenue.

 

18.            Denial Development Orders #20-30000011, Rozelle, N. Jerico Drive; and #20-30000004, Rodriguez, W. Lake Brantley Road.

 

19.            Amendment #2 to Work Order #43 to PS-0009-15 with Inwood Consulting Engineers, Inc.

 

20.            Work Order #6 to PS-0033-15 with Bentley Architects & Engineers, Inc.

 

21.            Amendment #1 to Work Order #27 to RFP-0336-15 with Miller Electric Company.

 

22.            Amendment #2 to Work Order #3 to PS-0426-15 with Horizon Engineering Group, Inc.

 

23.            Change Order #2 to Work Order #26 to CC-1294-17 with M&J Enterprises International, Inc.

 

24.            Change Order #2 to Work Order #27 to CC-1294-17 with Pat Lynch Construction, LLC.

 

25.            Work Orders #22 and #23 to PS-1320-17 with Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

 

26.            Work Order #24 to PS-1320-17 with Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp.

 

27.            Change Order #1 to Work Order #4 to CC-1391-17 with P&S Paving, Inc.

 

28.            Closeout to Work Order #7 to CC-1391-17 with Central Florida Environmental Corp.

 

29.            Work Order #10 to CC-1391-17 with Ryan Fitzgerald Construction.

 

30.            Amendment #1 to Work Order #2 to PS-1405-17 with Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

 

31.            Work Order #18 to PS-1822-18 with Reiss Engineering, Inc.

 

32.            Work Order #19 to PS-1822-18 with CDM Smith, Inc.

 

33.            Amendment #1 to Work Order #13 to PS-1832-18 with England-Thims & Miller, Inc.

 

34.            Amendment #1 to Work Order #12 to PS-1998-18 with E Sciences, Inc.

 

35.            Work Order #14 to PS-1998-18 with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

 

36.            Closeout to CC-2407-19 with Glen Holt Aluminum, LLC.

 

37.            Closeout to CC-2408-19 with Linton Enterprises, Inc.

 

38.            Change Order #3 to CC-2432-19 with Dager Construction, Inc.

 

39.            Change Order #1 to CC-2696-19 with Black Street Enterprises, LLC.

 

40.            Amendment #8 to Work Order #3 to PS-8005-12 with CDM Smith, Inc.

 

41.            Amendment #2 to Work Order #29 to PS-9738-14 with E Sciences, Inc.

 

42.            Work Order #7 to PS-9983-14 with Consor Engineers, LLC.

 

43.            First Amendment to RFP-602702-16 with Tag Grinding Services, Inc.

 

44.            First Amendment to IFB-602819-17 with Lamp Sales Unlimited, Inc.

 

45.            Second Amendment to IFB-603221-18 with Butler Animal Health Supply, LLC d/b/a Covetrus North America.

 

46.            First Amendment to RFQ-603240-18 with Nicole Isola d/b/a Ono Moku Shaved Hawaiian Ice.

 

47.            First Amendment to IFB-603507-19 with Atlantic Pipe Services, LLC.

 

48.            First Amendment to IFB-603507-19 with Hinterland Group, Inc.

 

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

REGULAR AGENDA

Agenda Item #33 – 2020-1956

DB-2785-19/RTB – Design Build Services for JAC Addition to the Juvenile Detention Center

 

            Chairman Zembower announced this item will be presentations from two qualified firms for design build services for Juvenile Assessment Center Addition to the Juvenile Detention Center.  Jamie Locklear, Purchasing and Contracts Manager, will introduce the agenda item, provide instructions to the Commissioners, and introduce the presenting firms.  Ms. Locklear will keep time on the presentations to ensure fairness.

            Ms. Locklear addressed the Board and reviewed the item as outlined in the agenda memorandum and briefly reviewed how the presentations will work.  Each firm will have 10 minutes to review their presentation and then be available for an additional 10 minutes of questions and answers with the Commissioners after their presentations.  Once both presentations have concluded, Ms. Locklear will collect rankings from each Commissioner for tabulation and then read the final rankings for Board discussion and motion to approve and move forward with the project.

            The Commissioners asked questions of staff before the presentations began.

            Rob Maphis, COO, Collage Companies, addressed the Board, introduced his team, and provided a 10-minute presentation (copy received and filed).  There was a question-and-answer session between the Board, Collage Companies, and County staff.

            Chairman Zembower recessed the meeting at 10:58 a.m., reconvening at 11:05 a.m.

            Rick Bundy, Project Executive, Wharton-Smith, Inc., addressed the Board, introduced his team, and provided a 10-minute presentation (copy received and filed).  There was a question-and-answer session between the Board, Wharton-Smith, Inc., and County staff.

            The Board asked Collage Companies some additional questions, and there was an extensive question-and-answer period with staff.

            In regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition to this item, and public input was closed.

            Ms. Locklear instructed the Commissioners to rank the two firms first and second based on the technical and pricing proposals in the presentations.  The Commissioners will read their individual rankings out loud for tabulation, then Ms. Locklear will share the final tabulation for final discussion and a motion.

            Commissioner Dallari ranked Wharton-Smith, Inc., number one and Collage Companies number two; Commissioner Lockhart ranked Wharton-Smith, Inc., number one and Collage Companies number two; Commissioner Carey ranked Collage Companies number one and Wharton-Smith, Inc., number two; Commissioner Constantine ranked Wharton-Smith, Inc., number one and Collage Companies number two; Chairman Zembower ranked Wharton-Smith, Inc., number one and Collage Companies number two.  Ms. Locklear announced the total ranking points make Wharton-Smith, Inc., ranked number one.

            Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to award DB-2785-19/RTB - Design Build Services for Juvenile Assessment Center Addition to the Juvenile Detention Center - to Wharton-Smith, Inc. Construction Group; and authorize staff to execute the agreement in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA).

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT

            Ms. Guillet stated she is seeking authority to execute two leases related to property that was purchased through the HOME program.  There are two homes that are currently vacant and they are intended to be part of the homeownership program.  There are a couple of families that the County is doing rehab/rebuild projects for, and they would typically be housed in a hotel or an apartment during the rehabilitation process.  Staff would like to let them use the two vacant homes to save money that can be put back into the rehab program. 

            Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve and authorize the County Manager and her designee to have authority to execute Residential Lease Agreements in County-owned homes acquired with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for eligible individuals in an amount not to exceed $1 per year.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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            Ms. Guillet reminded at the budget work sessions they had discussed the Five Points project and the last budget work session they talked specifically about putting together a financing plan.  There was no official action at that meeting, so she is seeking approval from the Board to have the County’s Financial Advisor (Hilltop Securities) start putting together the plan and taking the actions they need in order to have a specific financing scheme put in place.  There was consensus of the Board for Ms. Guillet to move forward with the Board’s direction given at the work session.

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            As part of Master Planning process, Ms. Guillet stated they were preparing the Basis of Design for the Annex and the parking garage.  She would like approval to move forward with submitting the Basis of Design to the three firms that are prequalified for the design build so they can start getting that process rolling.  They’ll have 90 days to bring their proposal to the BCC once they issue the Basis of Design.  Chairman Zembower stated he thinks the Board has been pretty clear that they do not want to fool around with the financing if they aren’t moving forward.  Commissioner Carey added the Board has been pretty clear about moving ahead pretty rapidly.

Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to authorize the County Manager to move forward with submitting the Basis of Design to the three firms that are prequalified for the design build.

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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Ms. Guillet stated she had previously distributed a proposed slate for the Rescue Outreach Mission Board for 10 of the 15 seats.  She explained the board unanimously voted to request that the BCC reseat a new board.  Commissioner Lockhart is the designee on that board.  Staff is recommending that the Board allow the 10 people that the Board seats today to select the other five seats.  Commissioner Lockhart explained it is extremely appropriate that there’s an opportunity for the Rescue Mission Church to be seated on the board in order to help select the remaining board members.  The County is not taking over the Rescue Outreach Mission Board.  They are helping to establish a new board for the non-profit; and once that occurs, that non-profit will look for another very capable, proven entity who can take over the operations of the Mission.

Commissioner Constantine stated he has no problem with the 10 names submitted by the County Manager, but he does have three other names that he would like them to look at.  He asked to give those names to Commissioner Lockhart to be presented to the board.  Chairman Zembower noted his office shared a couple names with Ms. Guillet’s office, and Commissioner Carey added she believes all of the commissioners have.    

            Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve the proposed slate for the Rescue Outreach Mission Board distributed by the County Manager.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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            Ms. Guillet reminded at the last meeting the Board approved a Purchase Order for the TimeClock Plus software.  The contract associated with that was not included and it requires Board approval.  Nothing in regard to the pricing or scope of the project has changed.

            Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve SS-603834-20/BJC with TimeClock Plus, LLC, associated with the Purchase Order that was approved at the May 12, 2020, BCC meeting.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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            Staff was previously asked to look into a concept of Rights of Nature, and Ms. Guillet provided a brief update.  She advised there is already a very robust environmental protection system in place.  Staff will continue to look at it, but staff believes that the system that is already in place is sufficient.  The other thing the Board needs to be aware of is there was a bill, SB 712, that was approved in the last legislative session.  It has a number of environmental provisions within it.  One of the provisions within that bill, which will likely be signed by the Governor, is a provision that would preclude any local government from establishing any sorts of policies related to the Rights of Nature movement and would convey any rights to any element of nature.  Before they move any further and invest more staff resources, she asked the Board to allow staff to stand down until they have a better idea of where that bill is going with respect to the Governor.  There was consensus of the Board to allow staff to stand down in regard to this matter.

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            Ms. Guillet stated the School Board has requested that the July 14 joint work session be rescheduled for the fall, so that work session will be pulled from the BCC’s schedule and rescheduled when it is more convenient for the School Board.  She then discussed the BCC meeting scheduled for July and asked if the Board would like to meet for a BCC meeting on July 14.  She advised her recommendation is to have two regular meetings in July because the July 28 meeting is seven weeks away and she doesn’t want to hold up any business.  Discussion ensued regarding the schedule and whether or not they will still be having virtual meetings in July.  Chairman Zembower stated he will work with the County Manager to arrive at what works best for everybody. 

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            Chairman Zembower announced they will move District Reports to the afternoon portion of the meeting and move the closed session to after the afternoon session.

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            In regard to Item #14, Easement Agreements with St. Johns River Water Management District, Commissioner Constantine advised he received an email from the County’s surveyor which stated Ms. Buchheit is correct in regard to her public comments stating the survey may be inaccurate.

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            Chairman Zembower recessed the meeting at 12:53 p.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m. with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Kyla Farrell 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, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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Note:  Item #34 has been moved to the last agenda item.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Item #35 – 2020-1947

Seminole County East Urban Bear Management Ordinance

Meloney Lung, Assistant County Manager, addressed the Board to advise staff is requesting that the item be continued to the July 28, 2020, BCC meeting.

With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or opposition to the continuance, and public input was closed.

Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to continue to July 28, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the request to adopt an Ordinance amending the Seminole County Code Chapter 258, Urban Bear Management, establishing a new Section 258.13, the East Seminole County Urban Bear Management Area, located east of SR 417 in the City of Oviedo.

Under discussion, Commissioner Carey stated they still have a lot of unfulfilled requests in the initial bear management area.  She wanted to ensure that if they are expanding these footprints that they are not jumping the line to take away from the areas that already have requests in.  It is her understanding that Oviedo will fund their own program, but she did not want to put something on the books if they haven’t allocated some funding for some assistance to the residents for this.  Commissioner Lockhart noted this urban bear management program is not funding for trash cans.  Ms. Lung agreed.  County Manager Guillet explained the County has never allocated any funds for bear-resistant cans.  They advised Oviedo that they have always had a shortfall and that they would be responsible for pursuing grant monies and it is up to them how or if they want to provide bear-resistant trash cans to their community.  However, having a bear-resistant can is not required to be compliant.  As the Board is aware, they have never budgeted any tax dollars for bear-resistant cans. 

Chairman Zembower agreed with Commissioner Carey about the issue of not having enough cans to fulfill the requests already out there.  Commissioner Dallari also agreed with the other Commissioners that Oviedo will need to budget for the cans if they want to provide them to the community.  He added that the City of Oviedo has their own trash hauling company and they have a new contract that is coming up on October 1st.  So, any additional costs need to be bared by that new contract.  They have their own trash hauling company, and they are asking Seminole to include them, but the County doesn’t have any jurisdiction over Oviedo’s trash hauling.  He explained that Oviedo had sent a letter asking to be included in the program, and they have now asked to continue this item so they can redefine the line. 

Commissioner Carey noted they had received grant funding for the cans, but if they continue to expand the area of urban bear management locations and the County doesn’t even have enough grant money yet to fulfill what they already have requests for, then they will be competing with others in their own jurisdiction for grant funding to get the bear-proof cans.  She explained FWC is the only one that is giving out any grants for the trash cans and they would be competing with their own internal city. 

Commissioner Lockhart opined that anyone that wants a bear-proof trash container can buy one today.  The difference is there are some that would like their cost subsidized by a grant, and she understands that, but the implementation of an urban bear management program does not hinge on everyone having a government-provided, bear-proof trash can.  If they are going to do urban bear management, there are a lot of ways to accommodate it with all of the different mechanisms. 

Commissioner Constantine stated this is a program that the citizens find extremely valuable and important, and there have been no more incidences of any major concern since this has been implemented.  He agreed that there are many ways to secure your trash without going out and buying a bear-proof can.  There are small kits that can be bought for less than $5.00 or $10.00 and there are a lot of different ways to do it.  He is happy that their citizens want to expand this.  He noted they have over 1,000 requests, and he believes they have under 100 cans left. 

Katrina Shadix, 1133 Covington Street, addressed the Board to comment about the Board’s discussion; however, the motion was only in regard to a continuance, so she advised that she is in favor of the continuance.

With regard to public participation, no one else spoke in support or opposition to the continuance, and public input was closed.

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item #36 – 2020-2069

Rolling Hills Environmental Remediation MSBU

Final Assessment Rate Resolution

            Kathy Moore, MSBU Program Manager, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum.

            With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or opposition to Item #36, and public input was closed.

            Chairman Zembower stated there were several citizens that responded who were not aware of this or who did not understand it.  Ms. Moore replied that every citizen that contacted her office did receive a response back.

            Commissioner Constantine mentioned that this request was brought to the County by the citizens that live in Rolling Hills, and they overwhelmingly supported this as part of the purchase of the Rolling Hills Country Club.  And when they were talking about the remediation of the environmental concerns, they thought that it was actually going to cost more than it did.  He has heard only positive comments about fixing up the property to become a beautiful community park.

            Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Lockhart, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2020-R-68 confirming the capital non-ad valorem assessment for the Rolling Hills Environmental Remediation Municipal Services Benefit Unit (Ordinance #2018-16) at $1,067.50 per benefit unit.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

Item #37 – 2020-2053

FY 2019/2020 Mid-Year Budget Amendment Resolution

            Sara Carrick, Finance Administrator, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum.  She advised that countywide, the current amount budgeted as beginning fund balance is $426.2 million; the actual available amount at the closing of the books on 9/30/19 was approximately $497.9 million as reconciled with the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).  Thus, the mid-year adjustment to various beginning fund balance revenue budgets totals $71.7 million.  In addition, there were revenue reductions to the budget of approximately $25.9 million, which was primarily attributed to several major fund revenues being reduced including $17.3 million in total due to the economic shutdown related to COVID-19 and other revenue adjustments in the Water and Sewer and Solid Waste Funds related to FEMA reimbursements received last year.  In total, $45.8 million of revenue adjustments are included in this amendment.  This mid-year budget amendment also includes a $44 million increase in reserves and operating contingencies countywide.  Currently the countywide reserve and operational contingency budget is $209 million, and will increase to $253 million after this amendment is approved.  This amount is exclusive of any items approved by the Board today.  Expenditure adjustments were also included in this amendment in the amount of $1.8 million for a total of $45.8 million in adjustments to expenditures countywide.  This item also includes a motion by the Board to approve six new projects, capital purchase items in Environmental Services totaling $287,500.    She noted a mid-year adjustment summary by fund is included in the backup and provides a recap of each fund’s change in beginning fund balance, reserve or contingency budget adjustments, and columns indicating if adjustments to other budgets were done outside of reserves and contingencies.  Finally, they previously provided to the Board a Supplemental Detail Fund Report (not received) that shows adjustments by revenue type as well as expenditure function.  A summary of budgetary adjustments requested by Environmental Services is also included in this amendment with establishment of the six projects. 

            With regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition, and public input was closed.

            Motion by Commissioner Lockhart, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve the FY 2019/20 Mid-Year Budget Amendment Resolution #2020-R-69, BAR #20-057, adjusting countywide fund balances in the amount of $45,849,764 including appropriation of $2,897,000 for projects and capital purchases in Environmental Services.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

Item #38 – 2020-2048

Lake View Drive and Oak Drive/Michael Towers

            Danalee Petyk, Planning and Development, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum.  She advised the purpose of the vacate is for a future redevelopment and combination of the properties to the north and the west of the platted rights-of-way.  Staff recommends approval.

            It was determined that the Applicant, Michael Towers, was on the line to answer any questions the Board may have.  Commissioner Dallari said he supports the vacate, but asked why they did not square up that corner with the curve where Oak Drive comes in at the southeast corner.  Mr. Towers replied there are existing utilities there and those were requested by Florida Power and Light.

            With regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition, and public input was closed.

            Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2020-R-70 vacating and abandoning uncut portions of the public rights-of-way known as Lake View Drive and Oak Drive, as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 66, in the Public Records of Seminole County, for property located on the south side of W. Seminole Boulevard, Sanford; Michael Towers, Applicant.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

Item #39 – 2020-0015

Spencer House Rezone/Warren L. Spencer

            Ms. Petyk presented the item as outlined in the agenda memorandum.  She advised the Applicant is requesting the rezone in order to subdivide the property into two single-family lots.  Staff recommends approval.

            It was determined that the Applicant, Warren Spencer, was on the line to answer any questions the Board may have.

With regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition, and public input was closed.

            Motion by Commissioner Lockhart, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to adopt Ordinance #2020-17 enacting a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to R-1AA (Single Family Dwelling) for a two-lot, single-family residential subdivision on approximately 1.08 acres, located on the northwest corner of Myrtle Lake Hills Road and Northridge Drive; Warren Spencer, Applicant.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

Item #40 – 2020-2067

Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance

Chapter 270, Part 8, Seminole County Code

            Terry McCue, Environmental Services Director, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum.  He advised that in April of 1997, the BCC adopted their Industrial Pretreatment Code per federal and state regulations.  In June of 2017, the Federal Department of Environment Protection adopted the Dental Amalgam Rule in which municipalities with their own industrial pretreatment ordinances were required to adopt by July 2020.  The rule prohibits the discharge of dental amalgam waste into wastewater systems.  He explained dental amalgam waste includes fillings which contain mercury.  Dentist offices are required to have a separator which separates out the amalgam waste before it enters the wastewater system.  Additional changes were made to this ordinance and the first, main one makes it very clear that pharmaceutical waste is not allowed to be discharged into the wastewater systems.  Additional clarifications were also made to Chapter 270, Part 8.

            With regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition, and public input was closed.

            Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt Ordinance #2020-18 amending the Industrial Pretreatment Ordinance, Chapter 270, Part 8 of the Seminole County Code by adding new provisions to regulate the discharge of dental amalgam waste and pharmaceutical waste as mandated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and making other clarifications and updates.

            Commissioner Carey questioned how they will contact all those who will be affected by the change in the ordinance.  Dr. McCue answered that the contacts have already been made.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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Chairman Zembower announced the Board is going to recess in order to convene the Closed Session.  Once the Closed Session is adjourned, they will reconvene the meeting.

Chairman Zembower recessed the meeting at 2:08 p.m., reconvening at 3:47 p.m. with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Kyla Farrell who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Terri Porter, who were present at the Opening Session.

Item #34 – 2020 – 2074

Dustin Schieber/Courtney Schieber V. Seminole County

and Johns Eastern Company Workers’ Compensation Case

 

            With regard to public participation, no one spoke in support or opposition, and public input was closed.

Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to authorize Counsel to continue the mediated settlement negotiations in an effort to resolve this case.

            Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.

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            Ex parte communications were received from Commissioner Dallari.

DISTRICT REPORTS

District 1

Commissioner Dallari said he wanted to recognize Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Tom Judd who resides in Palm Valley.  He is one of Oviedo’s residents who just returned home from New York City where he helped treat COVID-19 patients.   The Commissioner congratulated him and noted that he and the Mayor of Oviedo along with the Sheriff’s Office and dozens of friends and neighbors were there to welcome him home.

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Commissioner Dallari said they had an update at their last SunRail meeting, and reported they are putting up directional signs about self-distancing as well as sanitation stations on each one of the trains in connection with COVID-19.  For residents actually using SunRail, the numbers are on the rise from their low point in May.

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Commissioner Dallari noted that an item they heard earlier today was about the intersection at SR 434, and he would like to ask staff to address Bill Hyde’s issue with the development happening there.  His concern is about the directional right-in, right-out to that street that is now going to be affected by that subdivision.  He wants to make sure that it is reviewed by staff to see if there is anything that can be done, and depending upon what they say, he would like them to work with DOT.  Jean Jreij, Public Works Director, addressed the Board and advised the Enclave development is accessed to Alafaya Road, and they want a permit from DOT.  As a condition of the permit, DOT is requiring them to modify two intersections along Alafaya; one of the intersections is Lake Hayes Road and the other is Beasley Road.

Commissioner Dallari reiterated that his question to staff is have they reviewed it and is there any additional information that they can look at.  Mr. Jreij replied they have reviewed the directional intersection, but it is DOT’s road.  The design is modified at the intersection from a full intersection in operation to directional, and a directional normally operates more safely than a full intersection.  DOT made the decision and it was a condition that the team put it in the development order.  Chairman Zembower asked if anything has been discussed with FDOT.  Mr. Jreij responded he could discuss it if they want him to but that everything is up to DOT.  He opined it is safer, but the residents will have to go down the road and make a U-turn to go in the opposite direction.  Currently, both sides of that subdivision have a restricted right-in and right-out.  That will be inconvenient for the residents, but from a safety point of view, it is safer being directional than the former format.  Chairman Zembower questioned if this is the only place in the county where this exists.  Mr. Jreij explained they modify that type of intersection when it is needed.  It is not new and they have that on a lot of roads.

District 5

Commissioner Carey gave an update on the Orlando Sanford International Airport stating international travel continues to be down.  They have not lifted the requirements that allow international travel yet, and it has really impacted this year; it is down 85% over the prior year.  Domestic travel also continues to be down.  In April, there were just over 2,800 domestic passengers through the airport, and in May there were just over 58,000 domestic passengers, yet it is still down 46% year over year.  The good news is that it is starting to get better.

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Commissioner Carey said the other update is about the Expressway Authority.  Their April revenues were down 53%+ over the prior year, but they are starting to see the revenues come back.  When they approved their budget at the workshop, they actually did it with the caveat to say they will monitor trips at every meeting.  So, they will be looking at their budget at every meeting because there were a couple of projects that got pushed out including the Osceola Parkway Extension.  They hope to be able to put those back in as soon as possible, but they have to wait until revenues return to required levels to be able to do that.

District 3

Commissioner Constantine advised on May 21st they had a Tourism Development Council virtual meeting and there were two things he thinks are significant:  1) the Economic Development group with the two advertising/marketing groups put together a very aggressive plan, “Drive to Seminole County,” out of the TDC reserves (about $300,000) which will be coming to the Board as a recommendation; and 2) in 2017, the Zoo was asked to put together a business plan.  It was working and was very successful, but unfortunately the pandemic occurred.  Since that time, they have had to close during the months of February, March, and April, which are some of their biggest months for ticket sales, and they are hurting.  They asked for $600,000, but they also wanted that in installments of $300,000 and then another $300,000.  The recommendation was to give them $300,000 for the next fiscal year plus have them provide a business plan as to how they are going to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves with the pandemic.  He noted if there is any attraction that gives the opportunity for social distancing, it would be the Zoo. 

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At the May 28th LYNX meeting, they extended the free fares through the end of June.  They feel confident that they will present a budget to this Board that will be flat from the previous year.

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Commissioner Constantine noted there is a FAC Executive Committee meeting scheduled in lieu of their conference, and on the 12th, they will be having their next year’s election of officers.

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Commissioner Lockhart asked Commissioner Constantine to help her understand the Zoo’s business plan that is being requested.  Commissioner Constantine explained they pushed them to try to get more of a business level situation.  They did that, it had been successful, their numbers were good and their reserves were going up, and then the pandemic hit and they had to close.  They will submit a revised business plan so that hopefully they will not have to come back and ask for the additional $300,000.  Commissioner Carey reminded that the reason they started the tourist development tax was to help fund the Zoo.

District 4

Commissioner Lockhart expressed she is excited to get back to what might be somewhat normal, and that a lot of the committees she has served on had to postpone meetings and have postponed decisions because they feel like tough conversations need to be had in person or whatever it is can be delayed, so hopefully, she will have more committee meetings to be able to report back on.  As far as meeting in person in July, unless there is something drastic that changes, she is supportive of moving back to in-person meetings making sure they can still abide by the Governor’s executive orders and CDC guidelines.  It feels to her that the community has already decided on their own that they are done.  She supports everyone who is taking the necessary precautions out in public, but the entire intention and purpose in implementing so many of these things was to make sure they did not overwhelm the hospital system.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT/District 2

Chairman Zembower stated he had an opportunity to film a farewell and thank you to Mr. Ed Burford from their Veterans’ Affairs Office who is unfortunately leaving that position.  He thanked him on behalf of the BCC and the community for all the good work that he has done for all the veterans.  Commissioner Carey asked if someone has been selected to fill the position and Ms. Guillet responded she believes they have and that Mr. Burford was involved in that process.

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Chairman Zembower noted he has been meeting with the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) on a weekly basis on resiliency for the region as well as with Mayor Dyer.  They continue to have discussions on what each respective county is doing along the I-4 corridor.  This past week they were going to share their letter to the Governor asking for the review and distribution of the CARES Act funding that went to the State; that was also done by Lake County as well as Osceola.  Those three counties have not received anything from the CARES Act funding.  Due to its significant size, Orange County has received $243 million.

Chairman Zembower said he also wanted to report on the business grant program that the County kicked off in the first couple hours.  They had already fielded over 500 pre-apps, and as of yesterday, they were up to 1,270 pre-apps.  Of those 1,270, they have narrowed down that about 670 are actually eligible, and staff is working their way through that to sort those out and determine who will ultimately be eligible.  Some were disqualified because they were not Seminole County businesses and some were Sanford businesses, who also has funding for this project.  He would like the Commission to consider, if they do receive additional CARES Act funding, that they consider earmarking a portion of that to help the small business community.  He also asked staff to do whatever is necessary, maybe turn up the heat with their lobbyists and the Governor’s Office, to try to get some kind of answers as to what really will go on there.

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Chairman Zembower said he thought about two meetings ago, he had asked his aid, Ms. Schafer, to distribute to all of his fellow Commissioners some provisions and items that are done by other counties.  Specifically, Palm Beach County in the way that public hearings and meetings are run.  He would like everyone to review those and asked the County Manager that as they work on policy and procedure, they try to fast track that to get agreement so they get some more policy and procedure in place.  Ms. Guillet stated she has reviewed the Palm Beach documents and they do have some policies and draft policies in the works.  Since they are revamping the meeting on July 14th, they can put that on the schedule to discuss if the Board is interested.  Chairman Zembower opined they should get it on there so they can make those decisions as soon as possible. 

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Chairman Zembower thanked all the first responders who have helped the community during the COVID-19 crisis and the residents and the business community who have been very patient.  A lot have paid a high price from a business perspective.

COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS

 

  1. Letter dated May 13, 2020, from Anna M. Kesic, President/CEO, IM Power re:  Formal thanks and appreciation to a member of Facilities Department for helping to fix three broken lift station pumps.

 

  1. Letter dated May 13, 2020, from U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration re:  South-Central Florida Metroplex Draft Environmental Assessment – Update to Notice of Availability – Addition of Twelfth Public Workshop.

 

  1. Letter dated May 13, 2020, from Jill Hill, Vice President, Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. re:  WARN Notice due to COVID-19.  Attachment:  List of initially affected employees.

 

  1. Letter dated May 5, 2020, from Elizabeth Brown, President, Orlando Sanford International, Inc. re:  TBI’s temporary reduction of staff at the Orlando Sanford International Airport due to COVID-19.

 

  1. Letter dated May 19, 2020, from Chairman Jay Zembower to Florida Division of Cultural Affairs re:  Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Grant Application.

 

  1. Letter dated May 27, 2020, from Chairman Zembower to Governor Ron DeSantis re:  CARES Act Funding Allocation Request – COVID-19.

 

  1. Letter dated June 3, 2020, from Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight Program re:  Notification of Receipt of Property Appraiser Budgets.

 

  1. Letter dated June 4, 2020, from Bryan Cobb, City Manager, The City of Oviedo re:  Request to add portions of the City of Oviedo to Seminole County’s Urban Bear Management Area.  Attachment:  Map of Urban Bear Management Area.

 

  1. Letter dated May 6, 2020, from U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration re:  South-Central Florida Metroplex (FL Metroplex) Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) – Notice of Availability.

ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA

            Kimberly Buchheit, 252 Spring Run Circle, addressed the Board to comment regarding action that will be taken about Item #14 that was deferred from earlier today.  She thanked the survey department staff and Commissioners Carey and Constantine.

            Katrina Shadix, 1133 Covington Street, addressed the Board to discuss incorporation of Oviedo into the bear management area.  She is in support of the ordinance and sad to see that Winter Springs does not want to participate because that would reduce human bear encounters. 

            Andrew Brown, 2769 Chadsford Circle, addressed the Board to talk about the murder of George Floyd.  He looks forward to concrete actions. 

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Listing of Speakers and Final Registrants received and filed.

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There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m., this same date.

 

 

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