BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

JANUARY 22, 2008

 

 

 

     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 22, 2008, in the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.

Present:

Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)

Vice Chairman Mike McLean (District 2)

Commissioner Bob Dallari (District 1)

Commissioner Dick Van Der Weide (District 3)

Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)

Maryanne Morse, Clerk of Circuit Court

County Manager Cindy Coto

County Attorney Robert McMillan

Deputy Clerk Carylon Cohen

 

     Commissioner Henley gave the Invocation.

     Commissioner Dallari led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Awards and Presentations

 

     Janet Davis, Human Resources Director, addressed the Board to acknowledge those employees who have graduated from the Employee Academy and to make presentations.  She showed a brief PowerPoint (not received and filed) on the requirements for graduation and the group project, which was the Safe House Garden/Patio.  She presented plaques to the 9 graduates as follows:  Tish Callahan; Fred Coulter; Daryl Fort; Jessica Hanes; Bill Johnson; Greg Kirby; Amy Lockhart; Brenda Purstell; and Steve Waring.

 


county manager’s briefing

 

     David Medley, Community Services Director, addressed the Board to state that provided to the Board is a draft report (copy received and filed) from the Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness.  The Commission hopes to finalize the report in February, 2008.  He introduced Paul Partyka, member of the Commission, who would make the presentation to the Board.

     Mr. Partyka addressed the Board and introduced those who will help on the proposal:  Donna Wyche; Maureen Brockman; and Muffet Robinson.  He also recognized others appointed to the Commission:  Chrissy Todd; Paul Slater, Esquire; Dr. Bernadette Blake; Dave Medley; and Keylor Chan.  He gave a PowerPoint (copy received and filed) presentation covering the following topics:  How Many of Our Neighbors are Homeless?; Who are Our Homeless?; Shall We Allow this to Continue?; Why is Homelessness not a Front and Center Issue?; History; Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness; A Note (on public and private dedicated providers of services to the homeless); Recommendations for Implementation, Housing, Prevention/Self-sufficiency, Supportive Systems, and Healthcare; Cost of the 10-Year Plan; Critical Requirement for Success; and This is a Legacy Opportunity.

     Chairman Carey stated one of the big issues is they have all these agencies but no one is talking to each other.  She reviewed the different agencies and said one of the first steps is to get everybody together.  She said there are a lot of beds already existing; and there is a prevention of foreclosure program through the County’s Community Resources Department.  Also, there are a lot of things the County has already done.  She thinks it is important to get the teams together to come up with a plan and present that, because she knows that funding is going to be an issue.  She stated she would think that the homeless issue in Atlanta would be much greater than here and she would like to see some refining of those numbers and how the money would be spent.

     Mr. Partyka stated one of the things they want to do is have this homeless collaborative.  They want to do the coordination of all these agencies.   

     Commissioner McLean expressed thanks to Mr. Partyka and other members of the Commission who stepped up to take this on and said he thinks this report is an excellent first step.  He believes they are doing a great job.  On the idea of preventative maintenance and educating the people, he asked if Mr. Partyka had been in contact with Workforce.  He asked Mr. Partyka to explain how they are trying to coordinate some of the existing agencies.     Mr. Partyka said the challenge over the next year is to find out what everybody does and how they can fit together.  He advised they expect to finalize this report in their next meeting on February 13, 2008. 

     Chairman Carey said one of the things they need to do is if they are duplicating efforts, somebody has to change what they are doing.

     Commissioner Henley said this is an excellent report and it is a great start.  He thinks it is important for the group to schedule a work session regarding the report and ask staff to try to determine what is already being done, not only by the County but by each of the cities.  They need to know what might be diverted.  He thinks there is something that can be planned regionally, but they have to implement it locally.  This is another prime example for the cities and the County to work together on.  This is a problem they have known exists for a long time.  He thinks also it would be well to know what the faith-based groups are doing.  Then find out how much duplication there is so they can get a plan of action.  He said people need to understand that there is money involved to solve this problem and they can’t solve it if government keeps taking money away.  He thinks the next step would be to try to get all the information available from the cities and counties through workshops and see what the circumstances are.  He suggested the Board direct staff along those lines.

     Chairman Carey said she is looking to do that this summer after the Commission on Homelessness has had the opportunity to finish the report.

     Commissioner Dallari commended Mr. Partyka and everyone associated with this project.  He said it is a regional need.  He agreed with Commissioner Henley that a work session is much needed with the BCC and other counties.  He suggested holding a work session sometime in the spring.  He would like the Commission on Homelessness to then update the report based on the work sessions with them and the other cities and counties.  He asked Mr. Partyka if he could compile some information on what it would take in Central Florida to give the homeless a right to vote.  He stated he read a report that Atlanta has been getting a lot of funding through the private sector.  He asked for a report on that on what percentage is private partnerships and what percentage has come forward to help.  From the work sessions, allow the final report to be updated.  He said with the task force, he thinks they can focus on Seminole County as well as what’s happening in the region.

     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated they know there is obviously a need and he thinks they all recognize that.  He said it comes down to a lack of funding and lack of dedicated funding source.  They need to coordinate all the efforts and need to include the State on this.  He said it always boils down to a lack of funding to get the job done.

     Chairman Carey said she thinks it is important when they finalize this report to send copies to the House and Senate and their Legislative Delegation members. 

     Mr. Partyka advised anyone can review the full report that is now on their web site at CFHomelessCommission.org.

     Chairman Carey recessed the meeting at 10:18 a.m. and reconvened it at 10:29 a.m.

County Manager’s Consent Agenda

 

     Ms. Coto advised of the following changes to the agenda:  For Item #24, staff has provided additional information on the scope of services.  She is recommending that Item #27, Future Fire Station #29 Purchase Agreement for Parcels, be pulled from the agenda.  She said she has spoken with staff and would like the opportunity to do some additional research.  She further advised for Item #28, Resolution recognizing the Institute of Internal Auditors as a QTI and Interlocal Agreement with the city of Lake Mary, that the new figure for the anticipated capital investment for this project is $14,821,000.  Item #30A, Applicant for a grant application for the Drug Court Discretionary Program, is an add-on.  Also, she said she believes the Board received the requests for continuance to February 12, 2008, for Public Hearing Items #39 and #40, Large Scale Future Land Use Amendments and Rezones for James G. Willard, Shutts & Bowen, LLP, and Reed Berlinsky, KB Home Orlando, LLC.

     Commissioner McLean noted that the staff report for Item #23, Purchase and Sale Agreement for compensatory mitigation lands for the Lake Drive Project, shows the mitigated size of the property is 10.60 acres while the contract total is 10.8789 acres.  He asked for clarification on that.

     Jerry McCollum, County Engineer, addressed the Board to state he believes what’s in the contract is the correct figure.

     Commissioner Van Der Weide asked for further explanation on Item #27, Future Fire Station #29 Purchase Agreement for Parcels.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner McLean to approve and authorize the following:

Administrative Services

Facilities Maintenance

 2.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Agreement, as shown on page _______, with the Seminole County Health Department for renovation services for examination rooms, office space, reception area and storage areas. The amount of the renovation is $460,000.00.

Purchasing and Contracts

 3.  Approve Amendment #1, as shown on page _______, to PS-5185-05/AJR with Boyle Engineering Corporation, Orlando, Florida, to increase rates as identified in the revised Exhibit C included within the Amendment for Water Quality Master Services. 

 4.  Approve the negotiated rates and award PS-2404-07/BJH, as shown on page _______, Final Design Services for CR 426 Safety Improvements – Division Street to SR 46, with Earth Tech Consulting, Inc. of Orlando ($700,000.00 estimated usage amount over the term of the Agreement).

 5.  Approve ranking list and authorize staff to negotiate rates for PS-2468-07/BHJ – Master Agreement for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Services with CDM, Inc. of Orlando; MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc. of Orlando; and BCI Engineers & Scientist, Inc. of Orlando. (Estimated usage of $475,000.00 per year.)

Support Services

 6.  Approve liability claim for Estate of M. Gillespie v. Seminole County in the amount of $114,678.64 inclusive.

 

Community Service

Community Assistance

 7.  Approve and authorize Community Development staff to renegotiate the terms of the outstanding combination loans to eliminate the need for current payments and, instead, restructure them on a deferred payment basis.

 8.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Satisfactions, as shown on page ________, of Second Mortgage for households assisted under the SHIP Home Ownership Assistance Program and the Emergency Repair Housing Program for the following:  Miguel Angel and Janet DeJesus; Gussie Malone; Raymond B. Miller, Jr.; Victoria Sheppard; Mildred Stewart; Foundren Washington; Ronald J. Wic; and Mary E. Williams.

 

Economic Development

Tourism

 9.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Application, as shown on page _______, for Federal Registration of the Seminole County Trademark; and authorize payment of $375.00.

 

Fiscal Services

Administration

10.  Approve to submit a Grant Application to the State of Florida E911 Board requesting approximately $500,000.00 for the upgrade of E911 equipment, and authorize the Chairman to execute supporting documents, as shown on page _______.

11.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Grant Agreement, as shown on page _______, between the Florida Department of Community Affairs and Seminole County in acceptance of $43,649.00 in funding for their Homeland Security Grant Program.

12.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Modification, as shown on page _______, of the 2006-07 State Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Grant Agreement in acceptance of revisions to the expiration and reimbursement dates, and the method of award.

13.  Authorization by the Board of County Commissioners for the Tax Collector to publish the 2007 Delinquent Tax Lists in the Sanford Herald at the quoted rates.

Budget

14.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-40, as shown on page _______, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #08-36 through the Public Safety Federal Grants fund in the amount of $43,649.00 to increase funding for training relative to federal homeland security efforts.

15.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-41, as shown on page _______, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #08-37 in the 1991 Infrastructure Sales Tax and South Central Impact Fee Funds for the amount of $106,000.00 to provide funding for mitigation expenditures related to the Lake Drive project.

16.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-42, as shown on page _______, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #08-38 through the Public Safety Federal Grants fund in the amount of $89,803 to decrease appropriations in accordance with modification of the FY 06/07 State Homeland Security Urban Search and Rescue Grant Agreement.

17.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-43, as shown on page _______, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #08-39 through the 2001 Infrastructure Sales Tax & Natural Lands/Trails Funds in the amount of $3,763,395 to adjust funding of the SR 434 Underpass and related utility reimbursement projects.

18.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Budget Change Request #08-13 in the Water and Sewer Bonds/Series 2006 and Water and Sewer Operating Fund for the total amount of $6,563,451 to increase funding for capital projects.

MSBU

19.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Premium Lighting Agreement, as shown on page _______, between Seminole County and Florida Power & Light for the operation of street lights to be provided through the Summerfield street lighting subdivision as defined in the Consolidated Street Lighting Ordinance 2007-1.

 

Planning and Development

Development Review

20.  Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-44, as shown on page _______, to vacate and abandon a 7.5 foot platted utility easement located at the southwest corner of Lot 11, The Reserve At The Crossings Phase Two, recorded in the Public Records of Seminole County, Florida in Plat Book 35, Pages 50 through 52 in Section 18, Township 20 S, Range 30 E, and further described as 370 Dawnview Court; Victor Norberg.

21.  Authorize release of Irrevocable Letter of Credit #319947 in the amount of $8,250 for Markham Woods Enclave. (King Builders, LLC, Rex Crane, representative)

22.  Authorize the release of Performance Bond #K07509352 in the amount of $1,083,477.77 for Copper Chase. (KB Home Orlando, LLC)

 

Public Works

Engineering

23.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement, as shown on page _______, for the necessary compensatory mitigation lands for Phases I and II of the Lake Drive Project (Capital Improvement Project #012401).

24.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Revenue Agreement, as shown on page _______, between the St. Johns River Water Management District and Seminole County for the Howell Creek Basin Master Plan (Contract #SK952XA) Capital Improvement Project #00209114. 

 

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

 

 

County Attorney’s Consent Agenda

 

     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to approve and authorize the following:

Litigation

25.  Approval of the proposed negotiated settlement relating to Parcel Numbers 122/722A/722B/722C of the County Road 15 road improvement project; Small Bay Partners, LLC property.  The proposed settlement is at the total sum of $217,352.00 inclusive of all compensation to the owner, attorney fees of any kind, all costs, interest and any other matter for which Seminole County might be obligated to pay relating to these parcels.

 

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

 

Constitutional Officer’s Consent Agenda

 

     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide, to approve and authorize the following:

Clerk’s Office

26.  Approval of Expenditure Lists, as shown on page _______, dated December 26 and 31, 2007;

 

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

 

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     The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk's "received and filed”:

 1.  Certificate, as shown on page _______, of No Recall for Florida Jai-Alai, Inc.

 

 2.  Term Contract IFB-3101-05, as shown on page _______, with Practical Products Group, LLC.

 

 3.  Work Orders #57 and #58, as shown on page _______, to RFP-4214-04.

 

 4.  Change Order #1, as shown on page _______, to Work Order #5 for CC-1075-06.

 

 5.  Maintenance Bond, as shown on page _______, for Willow Creek Church in the amount of $1,178.50.

 

 6.  Audit review, of the Development Review Fund dated December, 2007, prepared by the Internal Audit Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

 

 7.  Memorandum to Chairman Carey from Maryanne Morse, Clerk, regarding interest paid under the Prompt Payment Act.

 

 8.  Sixth amendment, as shown on page _______, to IFB-3063-03, Harcros Chemicals, Inc.

 

 9.  Sixth amendment, as shown on page _______, to IFB-3072-03, Harcros Chemicals, Inc.

 

10.  Recorded Perpetual Drainage Easement, as shown on page _______, per Joint Facilitation of Public Infrastructure Agreement approved by the BCC on Oct. 9, 2007.

 

11.  Development Orders, as shown on page _______, for Lois Mae Paulucci Revocable Trust (L&L Acres) and WRI University Palms, LLC (4250 Alafaya Trail).

 

12.  Recorded Temporary Construction Easements, as shown on page _______, for John Grimes and Diego and Hilda Santiago per binding Written Offers approved by the BCC on June 12, 2007.

 

13.  Amendment #1, as shown on page _______, to Work Order #1 for PS-0127-05.

 

14.  Work Order #1, as shown on page _______, to PS-1681-06.

 

15.  Work Order #18, as shown on page _______, to PS-1074-06.

 

16.  Basic Contract #M-3026-07, as shown on page _______, with Southern Building Services, Inc.

 

17.  Work Order #23, as shown on page _______, to PS-5190-05.

 

18.  Reflections at Hidden Lake, Inc. leases, as shown on page _______, assigned to Reflections of Seminole County, LLC, for the following:  Tower and Front Space; Tanks; Environmental Services Project Management; and Community Services.

 

19.  Change Order #2, as shown on page _______, to CC-1114-05.

 

20.  Memorandum to Liz Parkhurst, Planning & Development, from Sandy McCann, Commission Records, regarding P&D Documents.

 

21.  Certificate, as shown on page _______, of Completion for Work Order #5 to CC-1284-06.

 

22.  Work Order #24, as shown on page _______, to PS-0381-06.

 

23.  Work Order #18, as shown on page _______, to RFP-0225-05.

 

24.  Work Order #19, as shown on page _______, to PS-1074-06.

 

25.  Maintenance Agreement and Letter of Credit, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $26,460.75 for Markham Woods Enclave.

 

26.  Maintenance Agreement and Letter of Credit, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $19,979.70 for C. A. Stone PCD.

 

27.  Bids as follows:  PS-2825-07 and PS-2774-07. 

 

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     Maryanne Morse, Clerk, addressed the Board to speak on two issues, one being an update on the SBA.  She said as of last week, the Board of Trustees has allowed an increase up to 37% to withdraw any money you have in the “A” fund.  This would include the 15% that was approved in the beginning of December, 2007.  That went into effect on January 18.  She said, subsequently, as of today, she will be withdrawing an additional 22% of their funds from the SBA in that “A” fund.  Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, she advised that will leave a balance a little under $60 million. 

     Chairman Carey asked if they will be able to pull more of the funds out sometime in the future.  Ms. Morse said SBA is anticipating that a lot of their debt would mature at certain points.  A lot of that will mature between March and April.  There is also the indication that the next major maturity point is in September.  She said she would not anticipate the SBA increasing the allowable withdrawal up until the September time frame unless something significantly happens with the markets within the State of Florida, nationally and internationally.  Some of that may change shortly with the Feds this morning doing a reduction of three-fourths of a point on the Feds Fund Rate and that may stimulate a little bit of a package.  In addition, depending on what Congress does with the incentives the President proposed last week, that is another potential incentive.  She said she doesn’t anticipate much more coming out until September, at the maturity points. 

     Ms. Morse said she distributed a memorandum (copy received and filed) earlier to the Board that she wishes to address.  She said she does not have an issue with the County following the direction of the Board at their December meeting, but she has an objection, that to her is almost reprehensible, that the Clerk’s Office, who is responsible for these, and was not brought into the mix by a simple phone call.  She said this is a duty and responsibility of the Clerk’s Office and one that she takes very, very seriously and she thinks her office needs to be brought into the play and into the action; and not treated like a stepchild.  She said had the County Manager called, her office could have easily answered the questions and said there are a few things now they are looking at and evaluating.  One is the final assessment of establishing two to three additional Money Market accounts other than that with the SBA, which is the authority they have had to have up until December.  In addition to that, her office is doing an evaluation currently of a full financial consultant and, in conjunction with that, there will be a total evaluation of the existing portfolio.  She said that really is the responsibility of the Clerk’s Office.

     Ms. Coto stated she sent an e-mail to the County Commissioners on Friday, following up on Board direction she received on December 11, which was to evaluate the County’s investment policy and bring it back to the BCC.  The investment policy to be established is under the BCC’s authority.  The Clerk’s Office is responsible for implementing that investment policy, and staff believed that they were following up on Board direction.  As a courtesy, she did provide that information to the Clerk as it relates to the scope of work that she also presented to the Board members for any input.  She said no, she did not call the Clerk’s Office, but she did provide the Clerk with the scope of work so that she could provide her with any inquiries or oversight or suggestions that she might have.

     Chairman Carey said, as they just talked about, communication is the key to success for pretty much everything, so they obviously need to work on this together.  She thinks what the Board received from Ms. Coto was the Board direction to evaluate their policy and to make sure they were following all the laws and that the proper investments were being done.  It was not to evaluate the existing investment portfolio.  She said she and Ms. Morse have talked about the potential of the Clerk hiring a professional to have as an advisor.  She thinks the intent of the Board in December was to look to an outside consultant to evaluate the investment policy to make sure they were following all the rules and the statutes set that they are required to follow on those investments.  She said she thinks it is important that they have it be a third party.  She doesn’t have any problem with having First Southwest analyze the investment policy per the structure of the policy and she thinks it’s important that Ms. Morse continue to move forward with hiring the independent consultant on the investment pool and if there is any valuation or audit that’s done of that, she hopes that information is shared with the Board, just like they get the quarterly investment reports. 

     Commissioner McLean said he thinks that makes very good sense.  He asked if part of what the outside consultant is going to do is look at various structures to see how they can best use the investment policy in the future.  He said they had a discussion at the last meeting on a number of ideas, including establishing an investment committee.  He brought that up with the idea of not putting that type of pressure and responsibility on any one person, whether it’s the Clerk or anyone else.  He was thinking they would have people on the ground and if they see a shift of circumstances, they may be able to inform the Board, hopefully, a little sooner rather than later.  He asked if that is what the Clerk is looking to do with this outside consultant. 

     Ms. Morse said she thinks there are several issues with regard to an outside consultant.  Number one, no one six months ago could have foretold what the potential negative was going to be with regard to the SBA.  In fact, the Board of Trustees, in her opinion, was somewhat negligent in not having a strong oversight of its own fiduciary duty.  In regard to the Seminole County office, the biggest issue in investing funds has always been the lack of having a good, solid cash flow prognosis in knowing what they’re going to need and when.  She said they did receive copies in December from two of the major departments.  She complimented Pam Hastings for her valuation on anticipatory cash flow needs through a 12-month cycle.  She also got one from Environmental Services where they took their budget and divided it by 12 and said that was what they were going to need.  She said the big issue she’s always had and part of the value of having a consultant is the ability to sit down and say these are strictly what you’re going to need; in other words assist us with that cash flow analysis.  Ms. Morse stated that in 2007, she had set aside $265 million of taxpayers money for capital improvement projects because that’s what her office was told was going to be needed.  In reality, they spent $130 million.  Instead of having the ability to put those funds in a T-bill or T-note for a two-year cycle, they opted for a money market account and, subsequently, with the failure of the SBA, that also put her in the situation of saying, what happened here.  They didn’t need to be placed in that scenario, whatsoever, but the Clerk’s Office and County Finance can’t make those predictions; they have got to come from the individual departments through the County Manager and Fiscal Services.  She said that’s one thing they are absolutely attempting to make happen.  She stated the investment policy, as it stands now, is extraordinarily strict and it should remain so.  One of the big issues with the SBA was their purchase of commercial paper, and that’s what led to the downfall.  There are a lot of companies out there now and FGFOA and GFOA are also telling her that there is nothing wrong with counties or municipalities investing in corporate bonds.  She said she doesn’t buy that.  That is not a vehicle for public investment, so they are really strict as far as what they can invest in and she will object tremendously any deviation from that.  On the other side of the token, creating some benchmarks; trying to create some vehicles out there, she doesn’t have any issue with, whatsoever.  That’s the purpose of a consultant.  She thinks the big issue now is that they also need a lot of cooperation in trying to anticipate when these CIP issues will come to fruition or when will they need those funds; that’s the big issue, because it limits what they can invest in. 

     Commissioner Henley stated he agrees with Ms. Morse.  If they can project into the future exactly what they’re going to need and when they’re going to need it, but after sitting on the Board for 10 years, there have been circumstances that come up that cause you to delay a project or to substitute another project, the amount of monies might be there.  That’s probably going to continue to happen.  One of the things he is concerned about is, does the SBA tell the Clerk what they invest in and how frequently does she get that information.  

     Ms. Morse said that is part of the problem with the local government account; that there was no transparency whatsoever.  It wasn’t until the end of August that there were some questions being raised by folks around the State as to why is this interest rate a little bit higher than what the rest of the entities are doing.  It wasn’t until the beginning of November when Bloomberg got it out and said wait a minute, you guys have a potential problem that anybody was aware of it.  At that point, when the Bloomberg report came in is when her office pulled the $240 million out.  She said they have to look at it from the standpoint that for 25 years, the SBA has been a good vehicle.  In this particular situation, however, now they have gotten into a situation, unfortunately (and this is her personal opinion), where instead of hiring money managers, they were hiring political appointees.  That, coupled with a lack of oversight by the trustees, led to a potential disastrous situation. 

     Commissioner Henley said he thinks it ought to be a requirement that the SBA notify the entities of what they are investing your money in. 

     Ms. Morse stated she thinks with General McMillan in, there are a lot of changes that are being put into place that haven’t been in place in recent years, and one of those is transparency.  One of those is also to tighten up what they’re allowed to invest in. 

     Chairman Carey said there is no reason why the staff can’t give cash flow projections with the software they have and, certainly, creating benchmarks is always a good idea.  In any business, you have to know what your cash flow projections are and where the cash is coming from and where it’s going to be sitting in between.  She thinks that communication is the key here.  She said the staff will move forward with having their analysis done on the policy for making sure they are complying with all the rules and the Board will look forward to Ms. Morse coming back to them, once she has gone through the process of selecting whoever she is going to hire as the financial advisor, looking for some benchmarks and those kinds of things.

Regular Agenda

 

     As requested by Commissioner Van Der Weide, Ms. Coto gave further explanation on her recommendation to pull from the agenda the request to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Purchase Agreement for Parcels #31-21-31-515-0000-0020 and 31-21-31-515-0000-0030 owned by Aloma Square, LLC, for the negotiated purchase price of $1,840,000.00 for future Fire Station #29.  She stated when she met with Administrative Services staff on Friday on the process the outside consultant had performed with respect to identifying sites within the Aloma area, she felt there were a number of restrictions that had been placed upon that overall research that may have eliminated some properties.  She did not feel she could come to the Board with a recommendation to proceed forward until she felt they had explored all possibilities of properties within that particular corridor.  Mr. Raymond was to contact the individual staff had been negotiating with to make him aware that would be the County Manager’s recommendation today.  That’s the reason she pulled the item from the agenda.

     Chairman Carey said if they’re going to be on the front row of a main street in a commercial district, they’re going to pay top dollar for those sites.  There is no reason why they can’t be one off and behind those commercial developments to not be paying that top dollar.  She said she was on the site yesterday and called the County Manager and advised her that the site was very close to the Orange County line and there are other situations where the County has joint use facilities with Orange County near UCF.  To her knowledge, Orange County doesn’t have a station close to that area either, so maybe there is an opportunity for Seminole County to co-locate with Orange County like they did in the UCF area.

     Commissioner Van Der Weide asked what triggered the three-bay firehouse when they have always had two-bay firehouses; and how does staff come to those conclusions. 

     Ms. Coto said the Public Safety staff looks at call volume and the type of calls they receive.  There is a lot of information they look at when they decide how many bays, and what size a particular fire station should be.  She said staff has put together what is considered to be a prototype, based upon some of the concerns expressed as relates to the fire station on SR 436.  That site had some interesting restrictions related to the configuration of the site which required them to go to two stories, as well as some concessions on design standards that were made when they acquired the site from the original property owner.  She said the staff has heard the Commission’s concerns as to what the future fire stations should look like.

     Commissioner Van Der Weide said he is wondering if they will be building every firehouse now three bays instead of two bays and he wants justification on that.  He would question having a three-bay fire station that close to the Orange County line. 

     Ms. Coto said staff will explore all his questions and bring back the responses when staff comes back with a revised recommendation.

     Commissioner Henley said he met with staff last week to discuss this issue and it struck him about the perimeter of the location with half of it in Orange County.  He thinks, unless they are going to go with a joint station there, then that’s entirely too close.  He suggested to staff and they are looking at sites farther away, closer to Oviedo.  He said he’s not sure where all the city fire stations are located and that’s something that should be taken into consideration, as well as the neighboring County sites.  He said he’s not in a big hurry because with the trend now of costs going down on properties.  He supports the Chairman’s statement that they don’t need to be on the front line.

     Chairman Carey said as dollars tighten up everywhere, she thinks this is across-the-Board with the cities and the County, they all need to be talking about what they can do together.  It may not be consolidation, but may just be jointly manning them and doing some things differently.

     Commissioner Dallari said he would like to get some information on Station #65, the joint station between Orange County and Seminole County.  He said for every 10 calls responded to, only one is in Seminole County.  He would like to have the contract reviewed.  They should not be subsidizing another county’s emergency response.

     Ms. Coto said staff has expressed the same concerns and are in discussion with Orange County now that there is not quite an equitable remedy with the times Seminole responds into Orange County and their response times into Seminole County. 

     Commissioner Dallari asked when does Ms. Coto think they can get something resolved, as this has been going on for a long time.  She said she can’t control the actions of Orange County’s staff, but her staff will continue to reach out to them and see what they are able to come up with as a compromise. 

     Commissioner Dallari said he would like to get some information on whether Orange County’s plans are for future stations to see if they have plans for south of UCF, so Seminole County is not subsidizing their first response. 

     Chairman Carey suggested Ms. Coto discuss this with Orange County’s County Manager.

     Chairman Carey summarized that this item is pulled by the County Manager and the Board will see it again when staff has something to report. 

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     Bill McDermott, Economic Development Director, addressed the Board to present the request to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Resolution recognizing the Institute of Internal Auditors as a QTI; approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement with the city of Lake Mary to provide 50% of the $112,800.00 local match requirement; and provide an appropriation of $56,400.00 as Seminole County’s participation in the QTI tax refund program.

     Commissioner McLean said he thinks this is exactly what this program was meant to do.  He complimented Mr. McDermott on doing a great job and said, hopefully, the Board will see more of these opportunities.  Mr. McDermott also gave credit to the Economic Development Commission.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner McLean, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Resolution #2008-R-45, as shown on page _______, recognizing the Institute of Internal Auditors as a QTI; approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement, as shown on page _______, with the city of Lake Mary to provide 50% of the $112,800.00 local match requirement; and provide an appropriation of $56,400.00 as Seminole County’s participation in the QTI tax refund program.

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

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     Jennifer Bero, Fiscal Services, addressed the Board to present request to support Community Based Care of Seminole, Inc. (CBC), approve submittal of an application to the US Department of Public Health Services for their Child Mental Health Initiatives Grant Program, and authorize the Chairman to execute supporting documents.

     Michael Bryant from Community Based Care of Seminole was present to answer any questions.

     Chairman Carey noted that the back-up information states that the CBC is coordinating efforts to accommodate the required match.  She said this is not something the County has budgeted, nor does she see it being budgeted in the near future, and the staff needs to make sure that, as the requesting agency, CBC understands that the Board is looking for them to have those matching funds available at the appropriate time.

     Chairman Henley said he understood that there was no funding on the County’s part.  The CBC is going to handle the money and the whole works.  He asked what risk is it to the County if the money is misused.

     Ms. Bero advised the oversight of the funding will be coordinated by the County’s Community Services Department, Dr. David Medley.  She explained the County will be entering into an agreement with CBC that clearly defines what the expectations are of both parties.

     Motion by Commissioner McLean, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to support Community Based Care of Seminole, Inc. and approval to submit an application to the US Department of Public Health Services for their Child Mental Health Initiatives Grant Program, and authorize the Chairman to execute supporting documents, as shown on page _______; contingent upon a satisfactory agreement with Community Based Care, Inc. and the agreement is to come back to the Board for final approval.

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

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     Ms. Bero presented request for Board direction as to the County remaining as the applicant for a grant application submitted by the Judiciary to the US Department of Justice for their Drug Court Discretionary Program.  The application requested $154,059 for enhancements to the Adult Drug Court Program.

     Chairman Carey stated she thinks it is important to try to support the program as it will benefit the citizens who go through the process.

     Commissioner McLean asked if all other options had been exhausted other than the County “carrying the ball.”  He said he feels a little uncomfortable that the Board removed themselves and now they are bringing themselves back into this program.

     Ms. Bero advised her understanding is that the Judiciary has exhausted all other efforts.  Judge Perry said he had spoken to someone at the Supreme Court level and they are not able to take the grant application without the County as the applicant.  The judges have money for the match.

     Commissioner Henley said he would like some safeguards put in that the County doesn’t wind up holding the bag in case there are some misuses.  He would like an agreement on how this is going to operate and where the controls are. 

     Chairman Carey said maybe the Board can see the agreement and proposed budget for the Drug Court.

     Ms. Coto said she believes the grant application submitted is very similar to the one the Board saw when they had the budget discussion earlier in the year.

     Betsy Lamb, Drug Court, addressed the Board to state the weekend plan has been totally removed from the enhancement grant she applied for.  She redirected the dollars more for treatment and drug testing.

     Chairman Carey said the Board wants to see what the money is going to be used for.  She asked Ms. Lamb to resubmit that information along with the agreement and have that come back to the Board.  She explained that Ms. Lamb needs to go ahead and apply for the grant because there is a deadline.  She asked for a motion to support moving this forward with the understanding that the agreement will come back to the Board for final approval.

     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, for the County to move forward the grant application submitted by the Judiciary to the US Department of Justice for the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Program, based on the discussions today.

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

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     Dori DeBord, Planning and Development Director, addressed the Board to present the request to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the 2007 Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency as amended January, 2008.  She stated the School Board has begun implementing school concurrency as of January 1, 2008.  They have an application process and the County and City staffs have been directing people to go to the School Board on residential projects.  She said County staff will also begin implementing in their application process an addendum which will allow people to bring their projects to the County and staff will get those to the School Board for them.  She explained the two changes to the Interlocal Agreement as follows:  Page 17, changed the year from January 1, 2009, to January 1, 2008; Page 20, removed the 18-month time frame which staff was going to use to write the Land Development Code requirements for school concurrency. 

     Chairman Carey said while they will have the annual numbers of projected students in July, she thinks it is important that the BCC gets regular notification in October of the projected and actual numbers, and maybe again in December as she understands there is another decline in enrollment at that time.  That’s one issue she would like to make sure the BCC is kept abreast of.  She noted that it is in the agreement that the application to the School Board is to be made prior to the development application submittal.  She said she doesn’t know how the County staff would process this with an applicant making a developer’s application and have not made an application to the School Board first.  She said staff may want to review that in Section 12.2 of the agreement.

     Ms. DeBord explained that the staff is not trying to circumvent the School Board being able to take the application, but where staff can be helpful, they would try to do that.  she said it is always the applicant’s obligation, and not the County staff’s, to get the plat to the School Board for review.

     Chairman Carey said while concurrency kicks in, she thinks it would be useful to the applicants coming for development review for staff to have a summary of what they need to do and the order in which to do it.  She wants to make sure they are not getting people in to apply for the development agreement and they have to wait because they have not done the SIA (School Impact Analysis) application process. 

     Ms. DeBord stated staff is notifying people of that during the pre-application process and they will continue to do that; and also through the preliminary subdivision process, they are letting them know of the timing to go to the School Board.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the 2007 Interlocal Agreement, as shown on page _______, for Public School Facility Planning and School Concurrency as amended January, 2008.

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

 

 

 

 

County Manager’s Briefing, Continued

 

     Ms. Coto stated regarding the Budget Amendment Status Report FY 07-08 that when the staff brought the new policies to the BCC, it was requested that staff bring during a regular Board meeting those budget amendment items that Ms. Coto has signed off on that the Board would have previously seen. 

     The Board had no questions.

     Upon inquiry by the Chairman, Ms. Morse said she had not yet had the opportunity to review the report.

     Chairman Carey noted no action was needed; this was an informational item only.

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S BRIEFING

     Mr. McMillan said apparently, the Board’s Administrative Aides are getting a lot of phone calls about card rooms.  He is updating their research regarding what options the Board would have relative to card rooms.  His initial research is that the Board has no options.  Previously, the statute that authorized card rooms required the County Commission, by ordinance, to authorize them in the County before they could be established at pari-mutuel facilities.  This statute was amended last session to require the approval to be by a majority vote of the governing body of either the county (if in the unincorporated area) or the city (if in the incorporated area).  He explained the Charter Amendment prohibits the BCC or the City Commissions from taking any action that would authorize any form of gambling that was not already authorized by State statute or the Constitution on July 1, 1996.  He said it looks like it would take a referendum of the electorate to authorize anything to do with card rooms, but he needs to verify that this is the case.  He will provide this information to the Aides so they will be able to advise anyone who calls that a referendum is needed, if that is the definite answer.  He said if the Board wishes, he will also let the cities know that’s his reading of the Charter.

     Discussion ensued with Chairman Carey about how this started.  She said this is a legal process and she would like to have someone in the County Attorney’s Office to refer calls to instead of the Aides trying to explain it to callers.

     Mr. McMillan said he was going to provide a summary of what would have to be done to tell anyone who calls or the calls can be forwarded to his Executive Assistant.

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     Mr. McMillan advised the Orange County Ethics Task Force has issued their final report.  He was waiting for that before he forwarded it along with a draft of the ordinance from his office to the Commission.  The report has a January 29 date on it, so he is not sure if this is the final report.  He said he would forward the report and await the Board’s direction on what they would like to do.

     Chairman Carey said once they have the opportunity to review that report and the ordinance proposed by the County Attorney, they will get this on the agenda soon.

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     Ms. Coto stated she has one inquiry on the requests for continuance for Public Hearing Items #39 and #40, and she asked if it is the Board’s desire for her to notify individuals that the Board has the requests for continuance and will take that up at this afternoon’s meeting.

     Chairman Carey advised Ms. Coto to feel welcome to call those who have made a specific call that she is confident the Board will be able to honor the requests for continuance.  

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     Chairman Carey recessed the meeting at 11:23 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Carylon Cohen, who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Eva Roach, who were present at the Opening Session.

PROOFS OF PUBLICATION

     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner McLean to authorize filing the proofs of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearings into the Official Record.

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS

REZONE/Terra Engineering/Jamalabad

     Continuation of a public hearing to consider request to Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to PCD (Planned Commercial Development) for approximately 11.26 acres, located on the south side of W. Chapman Road, between SR 417 and SR 426, as described in the proof of publication, as shown on page ________, Terra Engineering/Rashad Jamalabad.

     Tina Williamson, Assistant Planning Manager, addressed the Board to advise that this item was continued from the December 11, 2007 meeting to allow the applicant to pursue PCD zoning.  The applicant is requesting the proposed rezone in order to operate a boat/truck/RV rental facility, a warehouse and a truck repair/storage facility.  The requested uses within the PCD are in accordance with the C-3 zoning district.  Staff is recommending the following buffers:  (1) Four canopy trees and four understory trees per 100 linear feet of buffer on the north property line and a continuous shrub hedge that will attain a height of 3 ft. within one year of planting.  The trees shall be planted so that they do not interfere with any power lines; (2) A minimum 8 ft. opaque wall or fence, 12 canopy trees, 24 understory trees, and 204 shrubs evenly spaced along the east property line; (3) A minimum 80 ft. opaque wall or fence, 12 canopy trees, 24 understory trees, and 204 shrubs evenly spaced along the west property line; and (4) A minimum 8 ft. opaque wall or fence and 4 canopy trees per 100 linear feet of buffer, and a continuous shrub hedge along the southern property line that will attain a height of 3 ft. within one year of planting.

     Arnt Vagle, representing the applicant, addressed the Board to advise he accepts staff’s recommendation.

     Ted Gale, 1930 W. Chapman Road, addressed the Board to state he would like to know who owns this property.

     Ms. Williamson advised Chuck Blankenship is the owner and Mr. Vagle is the applicant. 

     Mr. Gale discussed the issue of the County wanting him to donate right-of-way on Chapman Road.

     Alison Stettner, Planning Manager, addressed the Board to explain that Mr. Gale is referring to a letter that he received from Mr. Beach regarding the paving program in which the County asks for volunteer donations in order to pave the roadway.  She stated staff will get with Mr. Gale after the meeting to explain the right-of-way issue.

     Mr. Gale stated he is on the north side of the proposed property and if they build that up it will probably make his property flood worse. 

     Chairman Carey stated the County guidelines require that the developer keep the stormwater on their own site and not allow it to run onto other properties.

     Maryanne Morse, Clerk of Court, entered the meeting at this time.

     Mr. Gale stated a retention pond is on part of his property and the road always stays wet. 

     Chairman Carey stated those issues will be taken up as they come in with the master plan and final engineering plans.

     Chris Lawson, 2235 Eagle Pass Road, addressed the Board to display and review pictures (received and filed) showing engineers marking the property as wetlands and water standing on the property.  He stated his property has never had water on it until the road was widened and now it is running off into the yards.  He said he is worried about crime coming to the area and the noise level coming from SR 417. 

     At the request of Chairman Carey, Larry Ponder, Development Review Manager, addressed the Board to explain the process of retention ponds.

     Catherine Rodenburg, 2200 W. Chapman Road, addressed the Board to state she has lived there for 15 years and she has seen SR 417 go in and the residents are already seeing horrible flooding problems.  She stated the water can still be seen on the property in the middle of summer when there is no rain.  The Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission indicated that putting this kind of burden on the long-term residents is unjust.  She stated there are several endangered species on the property that will be impacted. 

     At the request of Chairman Carey, Mr. Ponder explained the process the County has relating to protecting endangered species and environmental wetlands.  He also reviewed the stormwater issues and what safeguards are in place. 

     No one else spoke in support or in opposition.

     Speaker Request Forms were received and filed.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner McLean to adopt Ordinance #2008-4, as shown on page ________, approving Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to PCD (Planned Commercial Development) for approximately 11.26 acres, located on the south side of W. Chapman Road, between SR 417 and SR 426; and approval of the Development Order, as shown on page _______, as described in the proof of publication, Terra Engineering/Rashad Jamalabad.

     Under discussion, Commissioner Dallari stated when this comes back for final site plan approval, he would like to make sure that the turning radius into the site is wide enough coming off of West Chapman.

     Commissioner Henley stated he hopes that staff will make every effort to improve the drainage situation out there so that they can help prevent water runoff.

     Chairman Carey stated one issue is the road is not paved and if it is, that would help the water from standing in the road.  She clarified the P&Z Commission recommended denial of the request.

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

TEXT AMENDMENTS TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance amending the Proposed Text Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan creating a new Public School Facilities Element and amending the Capital Improvements, Implementation and Intergovernmental Coordination elements, and authorize submittal to the State Department of Community Affairs (DCA), received and filed.

     Sheryl Stolzenberg, Planning, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum.  She stated the proposed text amendment creates a new element called the Public School Facilities Element and amendments to the Capital Improvements, Implementation and Intergovernmental Coordination Elements in order to comply with requirements of the State law.  The draft amendments to the text of the Comprehensive Plan were submitted to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in August 2007 as well as the interlocal agreements with the cities and School Board.  Staff received the Objections, Recommendations and Comments (ORC) report from the DCA in November objecting to the date the concurrency would take effect.  The DCA requested that some of the language in the interlocal agreement be added into the element.  Staff has met with the cities and School Board relating to the changes and everyone has complied with the requirements.  Staff has changed the effective date from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2008.

     Ms. Stolzenberg explained for Commissioner McLean what it means moving the date back.  She stated staff will have educational workshops with the development industry if needed.  The process will be understandable.  She said she contacted other counties to see if DCA contacted them and they indicated that they were notified that this was the interpretation of the State Land Planning Agency. 

     No one spoke in support or in opposition.

     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner McLean to adopt Ordinance #2008-5, as shown on page ________, amending the Proposed Text Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan creating a new Public School Facilities Element; and amending the Capital Improvements, Implementation and Intergovernmental Coordination elements; and authorize submittal to the State Department of Community Affairs (DCA), as described in the proof of publication.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REZONE/Seminole County

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request to Administratively Rezone approximately 0.09 acres from R-1AA (Single-Family Dwelling) to C-1 (Retail Commercial), located on the west side of Alafaya Trail approximately 200 feet south of Remington Drive, Seminole County, received and filed.

     Ian Sikonia, Planning, addressed the Board to review the administrative rezone request.  He stated per the Seminole County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan and Vision 2020, R-1AA zoning is not allowed in the Future Land Use Designation of Commercial.  Therefore, C-1 zoning classification will bring the property into compliance with the Seminole County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan and Vision 2020.  The P&Z Commission recommended approval of the request with staff findings.  Staff recommends approval of the request to rezone to C-1.

     Susan Goodwin, President of the Sawgrass Homeowners Association, addressed the Board to state she doesn’t have anything to say for or against the project as she doesn’t know what the property will be used for.  

     Dori DeBord, Planning & Development Director, addressed the Board to clarify that the owner of the property is planning to incorporate this into Planned Development as a gas station site plan.  She stated he’ll probably use it for retention and maybe for some additional internal circulation within the property.  She stated whatever he does; he will have to modify his approved site plan to incorporate this.  The zoning is compatible with the use that he has permitted out there because it is a small piece of property, there is not a lot of “stand alone” C-1 zoning that can go on this site.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Dallari, Ms. DeBord advised the applicant could bring a change to the site plan as a minor amendment and the Board could review that.

     No one else spoke in support or in opposition.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to adopt Ordinance #2008-6, as shown on page _______, to approve Administrative Rezone of approximately 0.09 acres from R-1AA (Single-Family Dwelling) to C-1 (Retail Commercial), located on the west side of Alafaya Trail approximately 200 feet south of Remington Drive, as described in the proof of publication, Seminole County, based on staff findings.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE REZONE/Seminole County

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request to Administratively Rezone approximately 1.49 acres from R-1 (Single-Family Dwelling) to R-1BB (Single-Family Dwelling) located on the north side of Blake Street between Sanford Avenue and Marker Street, Seminole County, received and filed.

     Mr. Sikonia stated on September 25, 2007, the Board authorized staff to proceed with administratively rezoning 1.49+ acres from R-1 to R-1BB.  Under the Land Development Code, the subject lots are non-conforming and they do not meet the minimum lot size and width at the building line required by the R-1 zoning district.  An administrative rezone of these parcels would reduce or eliminate the need for variances, thereby reducing needless expense to the County and public.  The proposed R-1BB zoning classification requires a minimum lot size of 5,000 sq. ft. and a width at the building line of 50 ft.  The Future Land Use designation of the subject property is Medium Density Residential, which allows the requested zoning district.  The P&Z Commission recommended approval of the request based on staff findings.  Staff recommends approval of the rezoning request.

     Flossie Gilbert, 1051 Blake St., addressed the Board to state she is in favor of the request as it will benefit her quite a bit. 

     No one else spoke in support or in opposition.

     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to adopt Ordinance #2008-7, as shown on page ________, to Administratively Rezone approximately 1.49 acres from R-1 (Single-Family Dwelling) to R-1BB (Single-Family Dwelling) located on the north side of Blake Street from Sanford Avenue to Marker Street, as described in the proof of publication, Seminole County, based on staff findings.

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

REZONE/Rolly Reel

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request to Rezone approximately 0.227 acres located on the southwest corner of Faith Terrace and Maitland Avenue, from RP (Residential Professional) to RP (Residential Professional), Rolly Reel, received and filed.

     Austin Watkins, Planning, addressed the Board to present request, advising that the applicant is requesting the rezone to allow for a wider variety of general office uses.  The site plan has four stacked parking spaces.  Staff recommends that during this rezone, the site be approved for Professional and General Office uses listed as Special Uses in the RP zoning classification, with the following prohibited uses:  Medical and Dental Offices, Dental and Medical Clinics and Medical and Dental Laboratories.  The P&Z Commission recommended approval of the request.  Staff is recommending approval of the request.  

     At the request of Commissioner McLean, Mr. Watkins explained what the thought process was in eliminating the medical uses.

     Mr. Watkins reviewed for Chairman Carey the uses that would be allowed on the property.

     No one else spoke in support or in opposition.

     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner McLean to adopt Ordinance 2008-8, as shown on page _______, rezoning approximately 0.227 acres located on the southwest corner of Faith Terrace and Maitland Avenue, from RP (Residential Professional) to RP (Residential Professional), and approval of the Revised and Restated Development Order, as shown on page ________, as described in the proof of publication, Rolly Reel, based on staff findings.

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

REZONE/Lake Doctors, Inc.

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request to Rezone approximately 2.15 acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to M-1 (Industrial), located 100 ft. north of the intersection of E. Lake Mary Blvd. and Laura Avenue, Lake Doctors, Inc., Jim Williams, received and filed.

     Mr. Sikonia stated the applicant is requesting the rezone to develop a 15,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility.  Lake Doctors is an aquatic management firm providing a variety of services for lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water.  The P&Z Commission recommended approval of the request.  Staff also recommends approval of the request.

     Greg Crawford, representing the applicant, addressed the Board to state he will answer any questions.

     No one spoke in support or in opposition.

     District Commissioner Carey recommended approval of the rezoning request.

     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to adopt Ordinance #2008-9, as shown on page ________, rezoning approximately 2.15 acres from A-1 (Agriculture) to M-1 (Industrial), located 100 ft. north of the intersection of E. Lake Mary Blvd. and Laura Avenue, as described in the proof of publication, Lake Doctors, Inc./Jim Williams.

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

LARGE SCALE FUTURE LAND USE

AMENDMENT & REZONE/James Willard

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request for a Large Scale Future Land Use Amendment from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential), and Rezone from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) for approximately 26.8 acres, located on the east side of Oregon Street, approximately ½ mile north of the intersection of SR 46 and Oregon Street, James G. Willard, Shutts & Bowen, LLP, received and filed.

     Chairman Carey advised that the applicant is requesting a continuance to the February 12, 2008 meeting and she supports the request.  A letter from the applicant requesting the continuance was received and filed.

     No one spoke in support or in opposition of the continuance.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to continue to February 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, request to consider Large Scale Future Land Use Amendment from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential), and Rezone from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) for approximately 26.8 acres, located on the east side of Oregon Street, approximately ½ mile north of the intersection of SR 46 and Oregon Street, as described in the proof of publication, James G. Willard, Shutts & Bowen, LLP.

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

LARGE SCALE FUTURE LAND USE

AMENDMENT AND REZONE/Reed Berlinsky

 

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request for a Large Scale Future Land Use Amendment from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential), and Rezone from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) for approximately 28.25 acres, located on the east side of Oregon Street, approximately ½ mile north of the intersection of SR 46 and Oregon Street, Reed Berlinsky, KB Home Orlando, LLC, received and filed.

     Chairman Carey advised that the applicant is requesting a continuance to the February 12, 2008 meeting and she recommends continuing this item.  A letter from the applicant requesting the continuance was received and filed.

     No one spoke in support or in opposition of the continuance.

     Motion by Commissioner McLean, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to continue to February 12, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, request to consider Large Scale Future Land Use Amendment from MDR (Medium Density Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential), and Rezone from PUD (Planned Unit Development) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) for approximately 28.25 acres, located on the east side of Oregon Street, approximately ½ mile north of the intersection of SR 46 and Oregon Street, as described in the proof of publication, Reed Berlinsky, KB Home Orlando, LLC.

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

REZONE/R&K Construction, Kevin Roy

     Proof of publication, as shown on page ________, calling for a public hearing to consider request to Rezone approximately 9.90 acres, located northwest of 22nd Street and Jones Avenue, from R-1 (Single-Family Dwelling) to R-AH (Affordable Housing Dwelling), R&K Construction, Kevin Roy, received and filed.

     Mr. Watkins advised the rezoning request will allow a minimum of 3,600 sq. ft. for single-family dwellings and a minimum building line of 40 ft.  The Future Land Use of the subject property is Low Density Residential and the Comprehensive Plan Policy 10.1 allows the net density to be increased to seven dwelling units per net building acre if affordable standards are met.  The Seminole County Comprehensive Plan Policy HSG 1.6 indicates that the County shall encourage plan amendments for medium to high density residential development on infill parcels that front on collector or arterial roadways and are located near shopping, school and work uses, and are sufficient size to permit development plans to adequately buffer higher density uses from surrounding lower density residential developments.  Staff finds that this request meets the intent of this policy as the parcel has direct frontage on Bevier Road, which is classified as an arterial roadway.  The distance from the proposed access point to Bevier Road is approximately .2 miles via Jones Avenue and 22nd St.   The parcel is located within 1.5 radial mile distance of Goldsboro Elementary, Idyllwilde Elementary, Rays of Hope Charter Academy, Millennium Middle School, Sanford Middle School, Seminole High School and Crooms Academy.  The parcel is located within a 1.5 radial mile distance of major employment centers, such as the industrial and business parks located off of Airport Blvd., St. John’s Parkway and SR 46.  The maximum sale prices allowed are $193,000 for very low income, $224,000 for low income, and $242,000 for moderate income.  Section 30.289 of the Land Development Code requires at least 40% of development be made available to low income households and no less than 100% be available for moderate income.  The Land Development Code requires an executed affordability agreement and the development order serves as that agreement.  The development order requires that an affidavit be submitted certifying that all units are sold and that houses be sold to households with the same income for no less than 10 years.  The development order also requires that a penalty of a net profit or $10,000 be levied upon homes that are sold in violation of the conditions.  The P&Z Commission recommended approval of the request.  Staff also recommends approval of the request.

     Chairman Carey stated she knows the LHAP is based on what the MSA for Central Florida is, but after the last quarter of real estate, she feels the numbers need to be adjusted as part of the development order. 

     Mr. Watkins stated the development order is tied into the LHAP and as soon as the numbers change, the development order will change.

     Robert McMillan, County Attorney, clarified for Chairman Carey how the value of the homes will be set by the LHAP.

     Ken York, York Financial Group, addressed the Board to state in this case, they have an opportunity to put together affordable, well-designed 1,500 sq. ft. homes.  He said 18 of the 60 homeowners will be essential-service personnel (police, firemen, teachers).  He stated he attended a Workforce housing workshop to discuss C-WHIP program and about $62 million was deployed statewide and about 20 projects won money.  The average project size was about 50 to 60 units and he is applying for $3.5 million of state money.  He said what he is asking the Board to do is approve the zoning change from 40 to 60 units.  That increased density makes up the public/private partnership aspect of this program.  The $3.5 million will subsidize as a second mortgage that will forgive over 10 years.  He added he will know by Memorial Day as to whether or not they have the funding source for this project. 

     Commissioner McLean stated the Board has had discussions with the Regional Coalition on Homelessness and he wants to relay his compliments to Mr. York in trying to solve these issues.  He stated he hopes the Board can do all they can in assisting Mr. York.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Henley, Mr. York advised there is $3.5 million to divide over 60 homes and they will be making this project 100% to first-time homebuyers. 

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. York advised that if the homeowner does not stay there for ten years, it will carry with the home and not be pro-rated. 

     Ardann Smith, 3030 W. 23rd St., addressed the Board to speak against the project on behalf of her mother.  She stated they are wondering what date the project will start, will there be a wall or barrier, and what the income requirement is. 

     Mr. York stated ten homes will be facing outward along the corridor of the property.  He stated he wants to build a green-design affordable house for $210,000 but the mortgage is based on $140,000.

     Upon inquiry by Ms. Smith, Jim Dumbrowsky, Steelwater Technology, addressed the Board to advise they are not proposing a wall at this time anywhere on the site.  Ms. Smith stated the houses are going to face Jones Street.

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. McMillan advised the affordable housing zoning requires an affordability agreement.  The development order will specify that they must meet the income level as specified in the LHAP standards.  He stated the other aspect of this is if they don’t get the final plat within 18 months, it can be rezoned back to the current zoning category. 

     Upon further inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. McMillan advised if the final plat is not completed within 18 months, staff will have to advise the Board of same. 

     Mr. York informed Chairman Carey that they are planning to build garages on the houses, and if the Board desires, they can place restrictions that garages cannot be converted to living spaces. 

     No one else spoke in support or in opposition.

     District Commissioner Carey stated with the volunteer commitments made and with the understanding that if this is not final platted within 18 months, it will come back to the Board for an administrative zoning change, she would recommend approval of the request.

     Motion by Commissioner McLean, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to adopt Ordinance #2008-10, as shown on page _______, rezoning approximately 9.90 acres, located northwest of 22nd Street and Jones Avenue, from R-1 (Single-Family Dwelling) to R-AH (Affordable Housing Dwelling), and approval of the Development Order, as shown on page _______, as described in the proof of publication, R&K Construction, Kevin Roy, with staff findings.

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

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     Chairman Carey recessed the meeting at 2:40 p.m., reconvening it at 2:50 p.m.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

     Susan Dietrich, Assistant County Attorney, addressed the Board to state the first issue is the Citizens Planning Bill of Rights submitted by the Department of Community Affairs.  This includes 13 separate statutory changes proposed by the DCA and will be discussed by Secretary Pelham at the next Growth Management Advisory Council meeting.  She stated she has forwarded this information to the Planning Department for their review and it will be brought back to the Board.  She stated the other issue is HB 273 submitted by Representative Adams relating to Juvenile Justice sentencing issues.  This contains a proposal that allows counties to create a Juvenile Crime Prevention fund through assessing additional court costs.  The language proposed in the current bill extends some of the time periods of incarceration.  The bill will increase the incarceration cost, which the County is responsible for.

     At the request of Chairman Carey, Ms. Dietrich further reviewed the Citizens Planning Bill of Rights (13 statutory changes to Chapter 163).  A lot of the changes will provide for local ordinances requiring neighborhood meetings for the Future Land Use Map amendment, standards for the community meetings, and providing that local government bodies may conduct one transmittal and one adoption hearing per calendar year. 

     Chairman Carey requested that Ms. DeBord review that further and report to the Board in more detail.

     Sabrina O’Bryan, Assistant County Manager, addressed the Board to review the following Federal Legislative Priorities:  SR 46-Regional Evacuation Route (SR 415 to US 1); Regional Surface Water Facility at Yankee Lake; Wekiva Parkway; and the Commuter Rail Stations.

     Chairman Carey and Commissioner Henley discussed the possibility of partnering with the Wekiva Parkway. 

     Commissioner Dallari stated he feels the Board should ask the surrounding counties to help them put this on the list so it can be done as a regional effort.

Chairman Carey stated she will have opportunity to meet with Mayor Crotty to discuss a plan of moving that project forward.  She stated this might be an issue that can be discussed at the next MPO meeting.

     Ms. O’Bryan continued by reviewing the Commuter Rail Stations project stating staff is taking a stance that the County is supporting the monies allocated to individual cities to enhance the development of the rail stations in Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood and Altamonte Springs.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner McLean, Jerry McCollum, County Engineer, addressed the Board to advise what is being paid under Section 5309, Federal Transit Authority funds is a platform with a metal roof and kiosk, and anything beyond that the cities are responsible for.  The cities would have to come up with a 20% match.  A meeting is scheduled with the cities on Thursday, January 17, 2008, to discuss this issue.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. McCollum advised the city of Sanford is discussing with Congressman Mica with regard to obtaining federal funds. 

     Commissioner Carey stated for those cities that have federal lobbyists, it needs to be on their federal priority list as well.

     Commissioner Dallari stated he would like to know who the Cities federal lobbyists are, how much they are asking for, as well as other particulars.

     Commissioner McLean stated staff may want to mention at the meeting this Thursday about using dollars to upgrade the infrastructure in the surrounding areas where the stations will be located.

     Commissioner Henley stated Senator Del la Porto from Miami attacked this project as to what impact it will have there.   This has not gone through because the Legislature has not approved the CSX deals.  Senator Webster reminded them that he was in favor of this project because of the impact it had on this area.  It appears that more and more opposition has been stirred up regarding state funds going to this project.  Each of the Board members should have received a letter from the Speaker sent to the members of the House that they should not expect any local projects to be approved at this time as they have to cut $1 billion.  The local people have met their obligations, but neither the federal government or the state government have met it. 

     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated it doesn’t seem like the County is well organized because they do not know whether the cities do or don’t have lobbyists.  The one thing he wants to bring up is the evaluation of their federal lobbyist contract as he feels they have not received anything for the money they have spent. 

     Mr. McCollum stated he feels that the indemnification of the commuter rail could be attacked when it goes through the legislative process.  He stated staff should be getting more information from the city of Lakeland on their concerns and as soon as he gets that, he will provide it to the Board.

     Chairman Carey stated that would depend on what happens on January 29. 

     Mr. McCollum stated he is supposed to receive information this week and he will provide it as soon as he receives it.

     Upon inquiry by Ms. O’Bryan, Chairman Carey advised she feels that staff can place a maximum amount on the commuter rail stations after their meeting on Thursday.

     Ms. O’Bryan stated the next item is the follow-up request for the state and federal lobbyist contract amounts.  She stated the amount for the State annual contract is $65,000, and $72,000 annually for the Federal contract.  The federal contract has been in place since 2005 and it will expire September 2008.

     Cindy Coto, County Manager, stated a three-year contract was approved for the State Lobbyist and the Board will look at it on an annual basis, and at that time they will determine whether or not they would like to renew.  She stated she believes that contract will expire in June or July.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Van Der Weide, Mr. McMillan advised the Board can give them notice at any time to discontinue service.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

     Chairman Carey stated she received a request from Dr. Vogel asking that the Board appoint someone to represent the County on the Committee that is working on the student museum.  She stated Karen Jacobs already serves on that committee and she would like to appoint Jennifer Bero to serve on the committee as well so that she can assist them with getting grants.  The Board had no objections.

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     Chairman Carey stated Connie Kreinbring has resigned from the Disability Advisory Board and she would like the Board to adopt a resolution of appreciation for her services on this board.

     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to adopt appropriate Resolution #2008-R-52, as shown on page ________, commending Connie Kreinbring for her services on the Disability Advisory Board.

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

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     Chairman Carey stated the 31st Scottish Highland Games started this week at Central Winds Park and there was a good turnout.  She stated she received a plague from the Scottish Highland Games and she will submit same to the County Manager. 

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     Chairman Carey stated she had an opportunity to represent the County at the Martin Luther King dinner held Saturday night and she feels the event went well.

COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS

     The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed: 

1.       Letter dated July 10, 2007 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Robert G. Wilson, Hospice of the Comforter, re: budget priorities.

 

2.       Letter dated January 2, 2008 to Mrs. Cindy Coto from John Shen, President, Orlando Chinese Professionals Association, re: invitation to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

 

3.       Letter dated January 9, 2007 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Diane Pickett Culpepper re: changes for Bright House Networks’ customers.

 

4.       Notice of Public Hearings from the City of Sanford for January 17, 2008 to consider a conditional use to establish an exceptional use in a PD for Advance America, a check cashing facility, at 1750 Rinehart Road.

 

5.       Letter dated January 7, 2008 to Commissioner Brenda Carey from Kirby Green, St. John’s River Water Management District, re: Surface Water Treatment Facility.

 

6.       Notice of Public Hearing dated January 9, 2008 to Seminole County Chairman from SJRWMD re: Florida Forever Work Plan Annual Update.

 

7.       Letter dated January 9, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Mayor Russel Hauck, City of Altamonte Springs, re: establishment of one organization to replace CALNO, Mayors and Managers and the Joint City County Advisory Committee.

 

8.       Letter dated January 10, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Property Appraiser, David Johnson, re: Final Certification Taxable Values for 2007.

 

9.       Letter dated January 10, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Property Appraiser, David Johnson, re: Final Certification Taxable Values for 2007 (Fire District).

 

10.        Letter dated January 10, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Property Appraiser, David Johnson, re: Final Certification Taxable Values for 2007 (Stormwater District).

 

11.        Letter dated January 10, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Property Appraiser, David Johnson, re: Final Certification Taxable Values for 2007 (Road District).

 

12.        Letter dated January 10, 2008 to Chairman Carlton Henley from Mike McDaniel, Office of Comprehensive Planning, Department of Community Affairs, re: DCA 07-RWSP1 adopted by Ordinance 2007-45.

 

13.        Letter dated January 11, 2008 to Chairman Brenda Carey from Chairman Diane Bauer, Seminole County School Board, re: establishment of one organization to replace CALNO, Mayors and Managers and the Joint City County Advisory Committee.

 

14.        Letter dated January 14, 2008 to Seminole County School Board from the Central Florida Society for Historical Preservation re: Closure of the Seminole County Student Museum.

 

15.        Notice of annexation for the City of Sanford for January 14, 2208 re: Ordinance No. 4085 which annexes the property at 2350 Beardall Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771.

 

16.        Letter dated January 15, 2008 to MPO Board Members from Harry Barley re: Central Florida Partenrship/Myregion.org.

 

17.        Letter dated January 15, 2008 to Seminole County Board of County Commissioners from Kelly Sullivan re: water quality and the PBS documentary titled Thirst.

 

DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

     Commissioner Dallari recommended appointing Michelle Thatcher (1-year term ending 1/1/09); Ross Pagano (2-year term ending 1/1/10); and Tom Boyko (3-year term ending 1/1/11) to the Leisure Services Advisory Committee.

     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner McLean to appoint Michelle Thatcher (1-year term ending 1/1/09); Ross Pagano (2-year term ending 1/1/10); and Tom Boyko (3-year term ending 1/1/11) to the Leisure Services Advisory Committee.

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

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     Commissioner Dallari requested that Resolutions of appreciation for services to the Natural Lands, Parks & Recreation, or Trails & Greenways Committees be adopted for the following:  Leight McEachern; Kim Jennison; Ken Burns; Joan Brown Bachmeier; Dan Anderson; and Debra Reimers.

     Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner McLean to adopt appropriate Resolutions commending the following for their services on the Natural Lands, Parks & Recreation, or Trails & Greenways Committees:  #2008-R-46, as shown on page _______, for Leigh McCachern; #2008-R-47, as shown on page ________, for Kim Jennison; #2008-R-48, as shown on page ________, for Ken Burns; #2008-R-49, as shown on page ________, for Joan Brown Bachmeier; #2008-R-50, as shown on page _________, for Dan Anderson; and #2008-R-51, as shown on page ________, for Debra Reimers.

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

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     Commissioner Dallari stated an elected official from the City of Oviedo has requested a meeting to discuss Aqua Utilities.  He stated he will be meeting with him in a week or two.

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     Commissioner Dallari stated he and Commissioner McLean attended the Martin Luther King celebration in Oviedo on Saturday, January 19, 2008.

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     Commissioner McLean stated he had an opportunity to look at the poster contest for Scottish Highland Games and he was impressed with the talented artists in Seminole County.

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     Commissioner McLean stated he was appointed to the Drug Task Force and the meetings he attended were very educational.  He stated the committee is putting together a report for the Governor to look at during the legislative session.  He said he will share the report with the Board when it is completed.

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     Commissioner McLean stated Nationwide Insurance Special Investigation Unit has a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office that is called Bait Car Program.  He stated a damaged vehicle is repaired and donated to the Sheriff’s office, and it is equipped with audio and visual equipment to be used as bait for individuals involved in auto theft.

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     Commissioner McLean stated he will be speaking to the Black Hammock Association tomorrow night and the media has reported that it is a State-of-the-County address and that is not the case.

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     Commissioner McLean stated the dedication of the new Lake Mary Event Center is scheduled this Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

     Chairman Carey stated that is going to conflict with the Oviedo Chamber hobnob.

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     Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Dallari to reappoint Matthew Brown to the Port Authority for a 4-year term ending January 1, 2012; reappoint Debra Garrambone-McMenemy to the Animal Control Board for a 1-year term ending January 1, 2009; and appoint Brian Morgan to the Tourism Development Council for a 4-year term expiring January 1, 2012.

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

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     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated he attended the Central Florida Zoo meeting and they discussed a lot of the fundraising opportunities going on. 

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     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated he attended the Chamber Breakfast with Congressman John Mica as the guest speaker and he discussed issues relating to transportation.

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     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated he attended the Regional Planning Council meeting on January 16, 2008 and submitted a copy of the County’s brochure relating to the property tax reform and he received mixed reactions to same.

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     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated he attended the Port Authority meeting on January 16, 2008 and things are moving along with 100% occupancy.

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     Commissioner Henley stated he attended the MPO Alliance meeting and it probably wasn’t the best meeting to attend as there were concerns voiced by some members regarding the action of the MPO Alliance and the submittal for trip funds.  The County’s MPO adopts theirs and the other counties that is part of the alliance adopts theirs.  The MPO make their recommendation to FDOT for funding and some of the counties were concerned that projects were left off.  A motion was made to continue the process and he was not in favor of the motion.  There was never a motion to do away with the process.  There were discussions with regard to the proposed changes, and he indicated he was not willing to vote on that as he has problems with the MPO Alliance passing judgments on what this Board and Seminole County’s MPO have set up as priorities for this county.  The motion passed with Seminole, Volusia counties and one or two others opposing it, but Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties wanted to stay in it.  Not all of the trip fund monies were used because some of the projects had to fall by the way side because they didn’t qualify or weren’t ready to go. 

     Chairman Carey stated according to the bylaws, it had to be an appointment serving on the MPO.  There has been quite a bit of discussions from the MPO about that.  Fortunately, one of Seminole County’s projects was awarded and it was significantly funded.  But, the Narcoosee Road project was taken out by the Alliance group. 

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     Chairman Carey advised that Government TV has moved from Channel 9 to Channel 199.

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Chairman Carey advised this Friday, the SCC Altamonte campus will officially open at 10:30 a.m.  The day the classes started they immediately had a parking problem and Dr. McGee is working on that.

COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT

     Ms. Coto updated the Board that the drug prescription program with NACO officially starts on February 1.  She stated staff will be distributing flyers to pharmacies throughout Seminole County and they will be doing advertisements with regard to that program.

     Chairman Carey stated if the Board has any small pharmacies in their districts that would like to participate in the program, they can contact Dr. Medley so they can distribute the flyers to them.

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

     Mr. McMillan stated he received an e-mail from Attorney David Shields indicating that he contacted the IRS and they indicated that the tax-exempt status for donations to the Fallen Hero’s Memorial fund has been approved.  He stated the County should receive the letter of approval shortly. 

     Commissioner Van Der Weide stated they have not started the fundraising but since they have the tax exempt status, they will be getting a program going.

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     There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m., this same date.

 

 

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