BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA

April 8, 2014

 

     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, April 8, 2014, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.

     Present:

     Chairman Robert Dallari (District 1)

Vice Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)

     Commissioner John Horan (District 2)

     Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)

     Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)

     Clerk of Circuit Court Maryanne Morse

     Acting County Manager Nicole Guillet

     County Attorney Bryant Applegate

     Deputy Clerk Eva Roach

 

 

     Pastor Rebecca Heber, Oasis Church, Lake Mary, gave the Invocation.

     Commissioner Constantine led the Pledge of Allegiance.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

     The Business Spotlight video for Convergys was presented. 

AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

     Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Henley to adopt a Proclamation, as shown on page _________, proclaiming the month of April as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month” in Seminole County. 

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

     The Proclamation was presented to Maryanne Rosenbower, who addressed the Board to express her appreciation.  She thanked the Board for allowing them to display pinwheels along the front of the County Services Building as well as outside the BCC Chambers. 

     Commissioner Horan pointed out that dependency is a matter that is very close to his heart having served over 70 children in the last 30 years as a Guardian Ad Litem in dependency court cases.  What they do in this county is very special when it comes to the young people who are at risk.  He congratulated the organizations involved for their work in this matter.

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     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Carey to adopt a Proclamation, as shown on page ________, proclaiming the month of April as “Fair Housing Month” in Seminole County.

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

     The Proclamation was presented to Frances Dejesus, Community Development Division Manager, who addressed the Board to express her appreciation and to thank the Board for their support.

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     Commissioner Carey stated she was the honorary chair at the Teal Magnolia Luncheon last Saturday, April 5, and was informed that the Ovarian Cancer Alliance has changed their name to Women’s and Girls’ Cancer Alliance. 

     Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley to adopt a Proclamation, as shown on page ________, proclaiming April 5, 2014 as Women’s and Girls’ Cancer Alliance Day in Seminole County. 

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

     Commissioner Carey stated the proclamation will be sent to the Alliance, and she acknowledged some of the corporate sponsors in attendance.

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     John Lewis, LYNX CEO, addressed the Board to give a Presentation on LYNX’s Compressed Natural Gas Program and its opportunities; and a briefing on the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Guidelines.  He stated he feels that 2014 is going to be an incredible year for LYNX’s transportation issues in Central Florida.  The LYNX Board of Directors work very hard and diligently in providing LYNX and their staff a strategic plan for moving forward.   Staff has been working diligently over the last year to implement that plan.  They have commissioned a Comprehensive Operational Analysis, held meetings to solicit input from elected officials, customers and other partners, and they are beginning to see the fruits of that labor.  SunRail will be coming online in a matter of weeks.  LYNX will be unveiling the first expansion of their bus rapid transit line in downtown Orlando.  LYNX will be able to provide real-time information to the customers by showing on their kiosks when the next bus is due to arrive.  He stated he feels that their ability to provide real-time customer information will help move the system forward efficiently and provide the greatest amount of information to the customers so they can make informed decisions about their mobility choices.  He added he is really excited about the potential for moving the pilot program forward so that they can be able to iron out the bugs that may come up.  Mr. Lewis stated he will also be discussing converting the LYNX fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).  The CNG will give them the ability to gain efficiencies in their system to continue to be good stewards of the public dollar and to provide the funding partners and customers with the best public transit service that LYNX can offer.

Mr. Lewis displayed a PowerPoint Presentation (received and filed) and began reviewing the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Goals; the Methodology of the COA; Customer Outreach; and the Service Guidelines that came out of the study.  He stated one of the key factors that they will be evaluating relating to the Route Design is they will continue to enhance and grow their route service throughout the service area. 

     Commissioner Henley left the meeting at this time.

     Mr. Lewis reviewed the Route Design; Farebox Recovery Ratio relating to the Economic and Productivity Standpoint; the Schedule Design Service Frequency; and Service Delivery.  He continued by reviewing the System Wide and Seminole County COA Recommendations. 

     Commissioner Henley reentered the meeting at this time.

     Mr. Lewis displayed the Route Evaluation and Recommendations.  He stated Route 34 (Sanford/Goldsboro) shows consistently poor performance and it scored low for service spans warranting a reduction or a change in service as well as ridership.  LYNX will provide recommendations as to how they can improve that route so they can still provide service to the Goldsboro community and other routes. 

     Commissioner Carey stated this route serves one of the County’s largest disadvantaged communities as it is critical for the residents to get to and from work, to medical treatments, and the grocery stores.  The Super Stop is approximately 1½ miles from the heart of that community.  She added she believes that LYNX should have discussed this issue with the community leaders before they made any changes.  She added she doesn’t appreciate not getting this information until after it was announced.  She said she believes that some type of service, maybe even a smaller bus, needs to be provided. 

     Commissioner Henley stated he has discussed this issue with Mr. Lewis and a solution has been agreed upon to maintain that area.  He stated when they are trying to provide service to the SunRail station, Route 34, as it was designed, does not do that.  They were trying to increase ridership and at the same time be able to serve the links.  One solution is to continue the route for a period of time so they can work out a permanent one.  Another solution is a neighborhood link where a small bus will pick up the residents to take them to the main link.  He stated the LYNX Board has not ignored everyone’s concerns, and they recognize that the change would create the possibility of residents having to walk further to get to their route.  He said he believes they will be able to come up with a solution that will satisfy everyone. 

     Commissioner Carey stated Route #34 was added to not only serve the communities but to be able to get to the Community Health Center and to service the airport employees.  She stated they can make adjustments to a lot of routes, particularly with the bus size. 

     Mr. Lewis stated he has informed the community and the community leaders in the Goldsboro area that LYNX is working diligently on that route.  Service will change in that area but they will not neglect that area.  LYNX has made capital investments to make sure that they diversify their fleet.  LYNX has changed the current alignment of Link #34 so they can provide better service along Hwy 17-92 and connect to the SunRail station.  The alternative option is to provide a neighbor-link service.  He stated as part of the COA analysis, LYNX is recommending that Link #34 be moved to U.S. 17-92 to provide more direct service between the Super Stop at Seminole Towne Center and continue to provide service to the SunRail Super Stop.  He said they will add a neighbor link shown on the Sanford Package displayed, and that will provide connectivity to the SR 46 and SunRail station as well as the Super Stop.  He added the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) is offering a grant and LYNX has applied for that grant.  He said he will be recommending to the LYNX Board of Directors that they make some use of one-time funding to establish that neighbor link as soon as possible to get them through to the next fiscal year.

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Lewis advised the LYNX service will be there but in a different form.  There could be a lapse in time but he doesn’t want that to happen.  He stated one-time funding will get them through October.

     Commissioner Carey stated she is hoping that LYNX is working with the riders from that community to educate them about the options. 

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Lewis confirmed LYNX has enough money to go to this October, and they are working with the CRA to try to extend the funding for an extended period of time. 

     Commissioner Carey stated even if the CRA goes away, the funding will be available through the County’s General Fund, and the Board needs to determine the best way to spend it. 

     Commissioner Henley stated 85% of the riders throughout the area depend on it to get to work. 

     Mr. Lewis displayed a snapshot of LYNX’s ridership and reviewed the average daily and annual ridership. 

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Lewis advised LYNX will be working with the community to make sure that they understand how neighborhood links work. 

     Mr. Lewis displayed and reviewed the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Evaluation relating to Nopetro Unsolicited Proposal; Scope of Proposal Review and Timing; the Key Variables for Analysis; and an Overview of the Financial Management Consultant Stifel Nicolaus.  The consultant and LYNX staff reported on the financial viability of the proposal and indicated from that standpoint, the proposal makes sense.  He stated LYNX staff will conduct an analysis and will make their final recommendation of the fuel price calculation and the efficiency of CNG buses within the next four to six weeks   He stated throughout that financial analysis, they came up with Scenario 1, which would be 100% commitment assuming that all future LYNX bus purchases will use CNG.  This scenario will provide the quickest return on their investment with a payback occurring on that initial investment within five years.  The net present value on this scenario, with the savings being calculated over the next 20 years, will produce almost $50 million in fuel savings compared to outlays for diesel fuel over that same time period.  Scenario 2 would be a 50% commitment to CNG as half of the buses will be converted and the other half will remain diesel.  He stated staff is still seeing a five-year payback and the overall cost savings will be cut in half.  There will be approximately $25 million in savings over the time period.  Scenario 3 is a 100% conversion to CNG and the payback period would be in three years, but it does not take into consideration the Federal standards that all of the vehicles will be purchased with Federal Grant money.  LYNX is required, per Federal Transit Administration (FTA) standards, to keep their vehicles for 500,000 miles or 12 years.  If they convert their vehicles to CNG tomorrow, there would be a payback of the Federal investment, but they would begin to see almost $6 million in savings immediately. 

Mr. Lewis displayed and reviewed the Indicative Conversion Timeline.  LYNX will be working with their funding partners, Seminole, Orange, and Osceola Counties, to see if they are interested, through negotiations, to leverage their buying power and commitment to CNG.  He added his goal is to submit a recommendation to the LYNX Board of Directors at the May 26, 2014 meeting and then move into the phase of contract negotiations, if approved by the Board.  Following that, fuel construction will begin in the July/August timeframe, and they are looking to complete this by the summer of 2015. 

     Commissioner Henley stated he has provided Joe Pennisi, Resource Management Director, a copy of the proposal to review.  He stated this proposal has not entered into negotiations and he doesn’t think the LYNX Board of Directors will accept it as presented.  There are a few things in the proposal that give him and perhaps other board members some “heartburn” that can be negotiated.  The royalty that LYNX receives stays constant throughout the entire 20-year length of the contract, but the profit per gallon increases.  Based upon the preliminary analysis, in the long range, this is a step in the right direction assuming they can negotiate some changes that may be more favorable to them.  He said he has asked Mr. Pennisi to provide any input that he sees. 

     Commissioner Carey stated as the BCC goes through budget times, they will be looking to Mr. Pennisi to give them recommendations. 

     Chairman Dallari stated he truly believes in CNG, but he is sure the LYNX staff will be reviewing the maintenance issues of the fleet as well as the maintenance and operations of the CNG facilities.  Mr. Lewis stated they will be comparing every aspect of the operations to make an informed decision. 

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan, Mr. Lewis advised the total service area includes three counties and the City of Orlando, which is well over 2,500 square miles.  He stated in terms of the square mileage, LYNX is one of the largest in the nation.  Commissioner Horan pointed out, per the study, LYNX is a business model and structure that will not change, but they know there will be changes over the next 20 years as they try to nimbly respond to the scalability of the different transportation options that will have to be implemented as they go to a more dense and urban environment.

     Dwayne Grey, 222 Tuskegee St., addressed the Board to state he has lived in the Sanford area for approximately 30 years and he catches the bus at Link #34.  He submitted a Petition, as shown on page ________, from residents opposing the discontinuance of Links #34, #41 and #46.  He stated he receives concerns from bus drivers everyday that they are uncomfortable with the proposals that may take place.  There are disabled and handicapped citizens that live in the Goldsboro area relying on Link #34 on a daily basis.  He asked the Board to put themselves in their shoes to see how they would feel if that route was taken from them.

     Chairman Dallari stated even though Link #34 will be moving, LYNX will be adding a new bus service focusing on direct pickup at residents’ homes. 

     Mr. Grey stated his mother is legally blind and rides Access Links and she is unhappy with how it runs.  He asked the Board to work something out that will accommodate the residents. 

     Commissioner Carey stated she would like to know when LYNX will be meeting with the community to discuss what the neighborhood program means and how it will work.  She stated the biggest issue is the fear of the unknown as people get used to riding a particular link.  She added she feels the neighborhood link will give the residents more flexibility and more value of their time.  

     Mr. Lewis stated this will give LYNX a great opportunity to work with the elected officials in the community to determine the best place, location and times for the outreach.  He said he and his staff will make themselves available at any time and will schedule a community meeting as soon as possible. 

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. Lewis advised that Link #34 is scheduled to change on April 13, however the neighborhood link has no start date yet because they first need to hear support from the BCC and he will now present it to the LYNX Board of Directors.

     Upon further inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. Lewis advised it is not possible to stop Link #34 movement because those routes and schedules have already been changed.  He stated changing Links #34 and #46 would create a cascading effect, but he feels they can solve this issue during that time period. 

     Commissioner Henley stated he would like everyone to keep in mind that this has to be approved by the LYNX Board of Directors. 

     Chairman Dallari stated if Link #34 is discontinued on April 13, then LYNX would need to have some public outreach so that people will know how they are going to get to work.  Commissioner Carey stated a community meeting can be scheduled as soon as possible.  

U.S. HWY 17-92 CRA

Chairman Dallari advised the U.S. Highway 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency request for approval to fund design landscaping and irrigation improvements for the U.S. 17-92 Redevelopment Area has been pulled from the agenda.

COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA

     Nicole Guillet, Acting County Manager, stated staff is requesting that Item #7, Approve travel and mileage to Commissioner Constantine, be pulled from the agenda.  She advised the Board of an Add-on, Item #17A, Approval of a Letter of Support for a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Recreational Trail Program Grant Application to construct a trail connection from the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to the Riverwalk Trail.

     Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey to authorize and approve the following:

County Manager’s Office

Business Office

6.  Approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Carlton Henley for miscellaneous travel from October 2013 through March 2014.

7.  Pulled from the agenda request to approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Lee Constantine for miscellaneous travel from November 2013 through February 2014.

8.  Approve and authorize the Board to provide financial assistance to Geneva Rural Heritage Society in the form of a grant sufficient to redeem the outstanding tax certificates in an amount sufficient to address all delinquent County and Water Management District taxes, accrued interest fees and associated costs, contingent upon the Seminole County School Board paying its proportionate share of the delinquent taxes represented by said tax certificates.

Economic Development Division

9.  Approve the Agreement, as shown on page ________, between Seminole County and the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Inc. (EDC), authorizing the EDC as the Secretary and Administrator for the County’s Industrial Development Authority for FY 13/14 - FY 15/16.

 

Community Services

Business Office

10.  Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-76, as shown on page _________, amending certain fees set forth in Section 20.26 of the Seminole County Administrative Code pertaining to fees and charges for dental services provided by the Seminole County Health Department.

Community Development Division

11.  Authorize staff to submit the Substantial Amendment to the 2009-2010, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014 One-Year Action Plans to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

 

Development Services

Planning & Development Division

12.  Approve the Enclave at Bear Lake Phase 2 plat containing 18 lots on approximately 2.7 acres located on the west side of Bear Lake Road, approximately 160 feet south of Jessica Drive, P. Brian Dalrymple.

 

Public Works

Engineering Division

13.  Adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-77, as shown on page ________, accepting a Quit Claim Deed, as shown on page ________, from Harvest Time International, Inc., and a Warranty Deed, as shown on page ________, from Harry Huynh and Kathy Nguyen, his wife, for property needed for the construction of a sidewalk adjacent to a portion of Kennel Road.

14.  Adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-78, as shown on page ________, accepting a Sidewalk Easement, as shown on page ________, from Harry Huynh and Kathy Nguyen, his wife, for property necessary for the construction of a sidewalk along a portion of State Road 46 as part of the State Road 46 Gateway Sidewalk Project.

15.  Adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-79, as shown on page ________, accepting a Quit Claim Deed, as shown on page ________, from Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc., conveying any interest they may have in a portion of Banana Lake Road.

16.  Adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-80, as shown on page _________, and authorize the Chairman to execute a Local Agency Program (LAP) Supplemental Agreement Number 1, as shown on page ________, with the State of Florida, Department of Transportation, for the construction and inspection of the Seminole Wekiva Trail, Phase 4. (FDOT FPN: 424929-1-58/68-01)

17.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Interlocal Agreements, as shown on page ________, between Seminole County and the Cities of Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood and Sanford for SunRail Station Maintenance.

17A. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute and deliver a Letter of Support, as shown on page ________, for a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Recreational Trail Program Grant Application to construct a trail connection from the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to the Riverwalk Trail.

 

Resource Management

Budget and Fiscal Management Division

18.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-81, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-041, in the amount of $282,142, to correct the carryforward of unexpended project funding from FY 2012/13 Budget to FY 2013/14 Budget for the Civil Courthouse Renovation Project (CIP # 00045204).

19.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-82, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-051 through the Stormwater Fund in the amount of $84,428 to reduce the budget for the Lake Jesup Basin Monitoring Project and increase General Fund reserves.

20.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-83, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-055 through the 2001 Infrastructure Sales Tax Fund to increase funding for the CR 419 (East Broadway St.) Resurfacing project in the amount of $350,000 from reserves.

21.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-84, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-058 through the Fire Protection Fund reserves; establishing funding for an operating project (#70055615) to procure two (2) Mobile Rapid Decontamination Systems in the amount of $100,700 per the terms of BID-601943-14/TLR.

22.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-85, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-059, through the Fire Protection Fund in the amount of $7,366 to closeout Public Safety-EMS/Fire/Rescue completed projects, reduce carryforward project budgets, and return remaining budget to Fire Protection Fund Reserves.

23.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2014-R-86, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-062, in the amount of $2,500,000 through the Tourist Development (3%) Fund reserves to establish funding for design, pre-construction, and construction management services for the Sports Complex Project (#00234653).

24.  Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Letter, as shown on page ________, clarifying the terms of Seminole County Government providing up to $2,500 for a dollar per dollar match from donors to fund Arts Programming for Seminole County Schools; and adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-87, as shown on page ________, implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #14-066.

Purchasing & Contracts Division

25.  Award CC-9155-14/AMM, as shown on page ________, Construction Services Agreement for Work Release Center Renovation in the amount of $298,778.93 to Black Street Enterprises, LLC d/b/a BSE Construction Group of Port Saint Lucie; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.

26.  Award CC-9317-14/RTB, as shown on page ________, Construction Services Agreement for Lake Mary Force Main Modifications in the amount of $128,537.50 to Central Florida Environmental Corp. of Winter Springs; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.

27.  Approve Sole Source Procurement SS-601964-14/LJS for the Purchase of SonicSolutions® Algae Control Device, with Allied Group USA, Inc., Winter Park; waive the competitive procurement process; and authorize the Purchasing and Contracts Division to issue Purchase Orders.

28.  Approve Work Order #1, as shown on page ________, to PS-9092-13/RTB, Architectural and Engineering Services for Seminole County Sports Complex Projects with HKS Architects, Inc. of Orlando, in the amount of $1,616,454.56; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order.

 

     Under discussion, Commissioner Constantine pointed out that a section of the City of Sanford Interlocal Agreement (Item #17) has been removed, and there is a typo correction on Item #9, Approve an Agreement authorizing the EDC as the Secretary and Administrator for the County’s Industrial Development Authority.

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

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S CONSENT AGENDA

     Bryant Applegate, County Attorney, requested approval of a negotiated settlement of an inverse condemnation claim resulting from a traffic light and related equipment being placed on private property at the corner of Ronald Reagan Blvd. and SR 436, Taura, Inc.  He stated the County will obtain a permanent easement for the site.  An attempt to remove the pole and equipment could far exceed the cost of the settlement.  The settlement will avoid any future litigation after Board approval.

     Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to approve a proposed negotiated settlement in the amount of $25,000 for a potential inverse condemnation claim by Taura, Inc., concerning the placement of a traffic signal and related equipment on private property located at the southeast corner of State Road 436 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, across from the new SunRail station in Altamonte Springs (1000 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, Florida), inclusive of all compensation and damages to the owner, attorney fees, and expert costs, and any other matter for which Seminole County might be obligated to pay relating to the potential inverse condemnation claim; and approval of the Purchase Agreement for Permanent Easement and Release, as shown on page ________.

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

CONSTIUTIONAL OFFICERS’ CONSENT AGENDA

     Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to approve and authorize the following:

     Clerk’s Office

30.  Approval of Expenditure Approval Lists, as shown on page _________, dated March 10 & 17, 2014; and Payroll Approval List, as shown on page ________, dated March 13, 2014; approval of the BCC Official Minutes dated February 25, 2014; and noting, for information only, the following Clerk's "Received and Filed":

 

1.    Amendment #2, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #99 to PS-1529-06.

 

2.    Amendment #2, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #1 to PS-8186-13.

 

3.    RFP-601803-13, as shown on page _________, Term Contract for Electronic Security and Access Control Maintenance and Repair Services with SiteSecure, LLC.

 

4.    Second Amendment, as shown on page _________, to IFB-600613-09, Term Contract for Fire Fighter Equipment including Rescue Escape Devices for SCBA with Team Equipment, Inc.

 

5.    First Amendment, as shown on page _________, to RFP-8832-13, Consultant Services Agreement SunRail Station Area Study Plan for East Altamonte Springs with Renaissance Planning Group, Inc.

 

6.    Change Order #6, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #2 to RFQ-5888-10.

 

7.    Work Order #11, as shown on page _________, to PS-8186-13.

 

8.    Work Order #6, as shown on page _________, to PS-6658-11.

 

9.    Recorded Satisfaction of Mortgage and Note, as shown on page _________, Parcel #10-21-30-5DS-0K00-0080, NVision Development Management Services, LLC.

 

10.    Recorded Development Order #14-30000013, as shown on page _________, Setback Variance for the project known as Players View Circle, Standard Pacific of Florida (Property Owner).

 

11.    Recorded Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page _________, for Potable and Reclaimed Water & Sewer Service with Artesia/Lake Charm, LLC for the project known as Walden Enclave.

 

12.    Recorded Utility Easement, as shown on page _________, granted by Southern Pioneer, LLC.

 

13.    Recorded Bill of Sale, as shown on page _________, accepting off-site water system within the project known as Colonial Heathrow Parcel 3 Office Building (Verizon Office Building), TPA Realty.

 

14.    Recorded Bill of Sale, as shown on page _________, accepting water and sewer system within the project known as Silverleaf, KB Homes.

 

15.    Work Order #56, as shown on page _________, to PS-3914-08.

 

16.    Work Order #58, as shown on page _________, to PS-3914-08.

 

17.    Third Amendment, as shown on page _________, to IFB-600844-10, Term Contract for Purchase of Signal Cable Wires and Hardware with Rainbow Distributors USA, Inc.

 

18.    IFB-601551-12, as shown on page _________, Term Contract for Plumbing and Septic Tank Services for Residential Properties with Frank Gay Plumbing, Inc.

 

19.    Maintenance Bond #59BSBGP7865, as shown on page _________, for the project known as Ellingsworth in the amount of $1,791.86, Meritage Homes of Florida (Principal).

 

20.    Maintenance Bond #0641616, as shown on page _________, for the project known as Enclave at Bear Lake in the amount of $55,583.73, M/I Homes of Orlando (Principal).

 

21.    Maintenance Bond #3351941, as shown on page _________, for right-of-way utilization of Douglas Avenue, Hampton Inns and Suites in the amount of $4,210.31, Altamonte Springs Lodging, LLC (Principal).

 

22.    Denial Development Order #13-30000081, as shown on page _________, for 1557 Walsh Street, Setback Variance, Marilourdes Diaz-Deyo Trustee FBO (Property Owner).

 

23.    Amendment #3, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #3 to RFP-7423-12.

 

24.    Amendment #3, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #6 to RFP-7423-12.

 

25.    Amendment #2, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #7 to RFP-7423-12.

 

26.    Recorded Release of Lien, as shown on page _________, Case No. 10-43-CEB, John C. Clark, II, as approved by the BCC on 2/25/14.

 

27.    Recorded Warranty Deed, as shown on page _________, Parcel #36-19-29-514-0C00-0000, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc.

 

28.    Amendment #1, as shown on page _________, to Project Agreement with Florida Department of Environmental Protection in acceptance of $200,000 in funding for C.S. Lee Park, extending the grant expiration date to March 16, 2015.

 

29.    Third Amendment, as shown on page _________, to RFP-7423-12, Second Restated Developer Agreement with NVision Development Management Services, LLC.

 

30.    RFP-601837-13, as shown on page _________, Non-Exclusive Communications Tower and Site Lease Agreement with T-Mobile South, LLC.

 

31.    Parks Contracts, as shown on page _________, for Services with the following:  Gerald S. Ryder, Ana Salazar, and Amy Sigmon.

 

32.    Tennis Developmental Instructor Agreement, as shown on page _________, with Brittany Ann Wheatley.

 

33.    Closeout, as shown on page _________, to CC-8804-13.

 

34.    Amendment #3, as shown on page _________, to Work Order #8 to PS-4736-09.

 

35.    Bids as follows:  IFB-601921-14, Bid 601943-14, RFQ-601958-14, IFB-601934-14, CC-9155-14, IFB-601922-14, and IFB-601942-14.

 

No one spoke in support or in opposition.

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

COUNTY MANAGER AND STAFF BRIEFINGS

     Nicole Guillet, Acting County Manager, stated she would like to update the Board on the public education efforts relating to the penny sales tax.  She stated over the past few weeks staff has had an opportunity to speak to a number of civic and community groups to educate them on the upcoming ballot question. 

     Commissioner Henley left the meeting at this time.

     Ms. Guillet stated staff has also developed a number of educational pieces internally and with the assistance of the County’s Public Information Consultants.  Those have been distributed at presentations.  Factual information will be mailed countywide to all election-registered households in the next few weeks.  All of the information has been placed on the County’s penny tax website. 

     Brett Blackadar, County Engineer, demonstrated how to get to the penny sales tax application on the website. 

     Commissioner Henley reentered the meeting at this time.

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S BRIEFING

     No Report.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

     Meloney Lung, Resource Management, addressed the Board to state the “springs” protection bill (SB 1576) is in the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the House Bill has not had any movement. 

     Ms. Lung stated Environmental Regulations (HB 703) limits the County’s ability to enforce wetlands, springs protection and stormwater management, etc.  The House Bill is in the Agriculture and Natural Resource Appropriations Committee and is moving forward.  Senator Simpson has submitted a companion bill and it is in the Community Affairs Committee. 

     Ms. Lung stated the Commercial Leasing Tax has not had any movement on either side and it appears it may not go anywhere.  SB 1070 and HB 979 relate to homelessness and both have unanimously passed in their first committees so they are moving forward.  She stated Vacation Rentals Preemption (HB 307) prevents the cities and counties from regulating those rentals.  The bill has passed the first committee, but the Republicans and Democrats expressed concerns relating to the impact on property rights.  The amendment prohibits local government from regulating frequency or duration of the rentals. 

     Commissioner Horan stated he believes the Legislature created an unintended consequence when they passed this particular bill.  It basically prohibits local governments from stopping someone taking a room in their house and renting it as a hotel room.  Consequently, they are trying to reform that unintended consequence and they are having difficulty getting that done. 

     Ms. Lung stated the House Bill for E911 fees for prepaid cell phones was unanimously approved and it now awaits the Senate. 

Ms. Lung advised that the House Bill for the Expressway Authority suggests 11 members, but was just recently amended to allow Osceola County to join by 2030.  The Senate Bill has suggested nine members with Osceola County joining by 2016. 

     Commissioner Horan stated the BCC directed staff to send a letter to Senator Simmons relative to their objection to the nine member board.  The letter was unable to get to him until the third reading of the bill; therefore, he couldn’t amend it on the third reading.  Senator Simmons now has the BCC’s objection relative to the structure of the membership.  He stated he has had discussions with the County Manager and the lobbyist relative to being able to facilitate communications in the future.  Ms. Guillet explained the reason why Senator Simmons didn’t receive this until the third reading.  She stated they are still working on both bills on the House side as well as with Senator Simmons. 

     Ms. Guillet stated it looks like the “springs” bill isn’t going anywhere this year, but the table may be set for next year.  Staff will need to discuss this further after the Legislative Session is over. 

     Ms. Lung stated she distributed a memorandum (not received and filed) to the Board requesting a letter be sent to the Congressional Delegation relating to the FY 2015 Appropriations.

     Ms. Guillet stated the County’s federal lobbyist recommended that this letter be sent to the Congressional Representatives and two Senators outlining budget priorities for the County.  Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Ms. Guillet advised this is in relation to funding in general.

     Bryant Applegate, County Attorney, pointed out that it looks like the gambling bills are dead in the water.  He stated he believes that Assistant County Attorney David Shields’ article and theories of the Constitution to protect counties from certain issues had an impact in Tallahassee.  He stated there has been no movement with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) issue and the State is still talking about the 23-year payment plan.  He stated that he made it very clear in his meeting with the Florida Association of County Attorneys that the County’s position is very clear that they are against any type of payment plan.  He stated in regard to the bill requiring specificity on County Commission agendas and backup, he believes Seminole County is a model for others to follow.  The question is whether they can prevent non-agenda items from being considered if the bill goes forward in its final form.

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Applegate advised he has not heard if the Legislature will be addressing their own agenda. 

     Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Carey to authorize the Chairman to execute a letter, as shown on page _________, to the Congressional Representatives and two Senators relating to the FY 2015 Appropriations outlining budget priorities for Seminole County.

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

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

     Chairman Dallari submitted a copy of a letter (received and filed) for transmittal to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, expressing the BCC’s support for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Application for the City of Oviedo downtown major roadways (SR 426, CR 419, and SR 434).

     Commissioner Carey stated the Board received a letter from Congressman Mica reminding the County that the TIGER grants were available.  At the request of Commissioner Carey, Mr. Blackadar stated the biggest challenge is the County has to commit to the funding this month to put the applications in and they cannot commit to matching funds for projects before the sales tax vote on May 20.  The City of Oviedo is using existing funds that are already programmed as matching funds. 

     Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan to authorize the Chairman to execute a letter, as shown on page _______, to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department Transportation expressing the BCC’s support for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Application for the City of Oviedo downtown major roadways (SR 426, CR 419, and SR 434).

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

     Upon inquiry by Chairman Dallari, Mr. Blackadar advised the County leveraged $140 million in grant funds because of the 2001 Sales Tax.  He stated on average, the County collected $60 million a year and two years’ worth of grants for funding.

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     Chairman Dallari submitted a letter (received and filed) from the City Manager, City of Casselberry, requesting support in realigning Triplet Lake Drive.

     Randy Newlon, City Manager, City of Casselberry, addressed the Board to state the City has assembled approximately 20 acres of land around City Hall for the purpose of development and to establish a city center project.  The City has been working on this for approximately 10 years and there have been several starts and stops.  The City is in a state to where they have reached an agreement with two developers to develop the entire 20 acres.  Through those developments, they are at a stage where they agreed on what they want to develop, but need to know how they are going to approach it and how they are going to pay for it.  He reviewed what the development would include, and stated to get all that assembled with a site plan that the City Commission favors, they will need to do a realignment of Triplet Lake Drive.  The realignment will be moved slightly to the north in order to assemble enough buildable land to the south for the 200 apartment units.  The land to the south is impacted by muck and it is difficult to identify placement of land where something can be successfully constructed.  It is important to achieve the realignment of the road to make this work and the funding for that needs to primarily come from the Casselberry CRA.  The City will be asking the CRA for $1 million to fund, at this point, a $1.4 million project.  The City Commission will be considering this favorably.  He stated he wanted to share this information with the BCC to hopefully provide the City with the County’s comments.

     Commissioner Carey stated the City had this land for a long time and she understands the need for realigning the road, but she would like to know how that will impact City Hall. 

     Mr. Newlon stated City Hall will lose some parking in the front, but much of it will be preserved.  Part of a building that includes the old fire station base and residents’ quarters next to city hall will be demolished to make room for the realignment.  The big round-about will be eliminated and that will release a lot of land that they can build on. 

     Commissioner Carey stated the price of the land and everything else is considered when a project is developed.  Mr. Newlon advised the City had reached an agreement with the developers based on a set of guiding principles that the City Commission agreed to in advance.  The City Commission reached a consensus to solicit developers who were willing to build what the City wanted to build on this land.  The one thing they previously offered in the guiding principles was to take the partially demolished building for placement of something else by the developers.  The City Commission then realized that placement of a private development so close to the park and City Hall was too intrusive; therefore, support for the first agreement with the developers waned and they were at an impasse for months.  The idea emerged to realign the road preserving the office building on Lake Concord for city use, placing all of the commercial development to the south of Triplet Lake Drive.  That was an idea that resonated with the City Commission and was acceptable to the developers. 

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. Newlon advised the development order for this development has been approved subject to the realignment of the road.  They have reached the first phase of the agreement and the next phase will allow them to reach a development and construction agreement that expresses the sales proceeds the developers will give to the City.  The City has already agreed to reinvest into the site for site development, park development and master stormwater development.  If they can reach a place where they can agree the money can be available to buy what they envision and the City Commission continues to support it, then they can finally move this along.  If the numbers come back beyond the scope of what they are prepared to invest, then it may be something that still needs to be worked out.  He stated unless they know that they can fund the realignment, the next phase of the development of the construction agreement will be stalled. 

     Commissioner Carey stated for the CRA to look at $1 million to realign the road, she would want to know that the entire development agreement is in place with the City.  Mr. Newlon stated the City will inform the CRA Board that none of the money will be expended on this project until they know the developers have all the agreements and entitlements in place.  There won’t be any need to do the realignment if they cannot reach the final development with the developers.

     Clerk of Circuit Court Maryanne Morse left the meeting at this time.

     Ms. Guillet stated the City of Casselberry is only asking the BCC to support their request to the Casselberry CRA.  This will not require any extension of their CRA nor will they ask for money from the County or from the U.S. 17-92 CRA. 

     Mr. Newlon stated the Casselberry CRA is jointly funded by the BCC and the City of Casselberry.  The Casselberry CRA is a dependent board but it is an independent body from the City Commission. 

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan, Mr. Newlon advised the City would like acknowledgment from the BCC that this realignment looks like a good thing to do and they would encourage the Casselberry CRA to do that.  Mr. Newlon stated he will inform the City if the BCC does not agree to this.  He added the realignment of the road is what everything hinges on at this point.  The City is not going to be able to obtain an agreement with the developers or advance the project unless they know that the project is achievable. 

     Commissioner Horan stated he feels this is a good project and the City is going with building residential first and then followed by commercial.  They are increasing the density where it needs to be created.  He said he has no problem encouraging the City to go ahead with the realignment. 

     Commissioner Carey stated she supports the realignment of the road as part of this.  The corridor from Dog Track Road to SR 436 has been changing and to have an urban corridor on that corner would make a great improvement to the area.  She stated her only concern is she would like the entire development order and entitlements agreed upon for the whole project. 

     Chairman Dallari stated he agrees that this project is a good use of Casselberry CRA funds and it needs to move forward.  If the infrastructure is not in place, then they are not going to obtain the right development order.  He added he feels they need to include in the letter that the whole project needs to be approved before the funds are expended.  

     Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Carey to authorize the Chairman to execute a letter, as shown on page _______, supporting the realignment of Triplet Lake Drive based on the entire project being approved before funds are expended.

     Under discussion, Commissioner Henley stated he concurs with Commissioner Carey’s comments as long it is clear the County is not committing anything from the U.S. 17-92 CRA. 

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

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     Chairman Dallari acknowledged that Dr. Swannie Jett from the Health Department is in attendance.

COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS

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

1.    Copy of letter dated March 11, 2014, from Chairman Robert Dallari to Bob Hunter, Animal Services Manager, RE: Reappointment of Keith Weissman as the Sheriff’s Representative to the Animal Control Board. (C: BCC, Keith Weismann)

 

2.    Copy of letter dated March 11, 2014, from Chairman Robert Dallari to Malcolm Williams, Vector Disease Control, Inc. RE:  Authorization to Dispense Insecticides.    (C: BCC, Public Works, County Manager)

 

3.    Letter with attachment dated March 11, 2014, from Traci Houchin, City of Sanford, to Board of County Commissioners RE: Notice for Ordinance No. 4317.  (C: BCC, County Manager, Development Services)

 

4.    Letter dated March 14, 2014, from Larisa Perry, Wells Fargo Bank, to Chairman Robert Dallari RE: Wells Fargo’s Support of City Year which helps to mentor at-risk students in cities where the dropout rate is most prevalent.

 

5.    Letter dated March 17, 2014, from Bonnie Rogers, Office of the Governor, to Chairman Robert Dallari RE: Letter of February 25, 2014, regarding billing and credits for secure juvenile detention for Seminole County.  (C: BCC, County Manager, County Attorney)

 

6.    Copy of letter dated March 25, 2014, from Seminole County Board of County Commissioners to Jeff Gregg, Bureau Chief of Health Facility Regulation, RE: Letter of support for the Certificate of Need application for the Oviedo Medical Center as a needed facility in the community.  (C: BCC, County Manager)

 

7.    Letter with attachment dated March 26, 2014, from Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida, to Chairman Robert Dallari RE: University of Central Florida’s Institute of Economic Competitiveness’ quarterly economic forecast.

 

8.    Letter with attachment dated March 27, 2014, from Richard Morrison, Florida Hospital, to Colleagues RE: Health Issues Brief.

 

9.    Letter with attachment dated March 28, 2014, from Rick Weddle, Orlando Economic Development Commission, to EDC Investors RE: Orlando Economic Development Commission Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

 

10.    Copy of letter dated March 31, 2014, from William Edwards, Seminole County Solid Waste Manager, to Larry Dale, 22948 Wolfbranch Road, Sorrento, FL, RE: Hunting and Fishing Club Property – Lease Closeout.  (C: BCC, County Manager, County Attorney)

 

11.    Letter with attachment dated March 31, 2014, from Governor Rick Scott to Chairman Robert Dallari RE: “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” to give $500 million back to Florida families through tax and fee cuts.

 

12.    Notice of Rezoning Public Hearing received April 3, 2014, from Orange County RE: A-2 (Farmland Rural District) to R-1AAA (Single Family Dwelling District) to allow for up to 10 single-family detached units.  (C: BCC, County Manager, Development Services)

 

13.    Notice of Public Information Meeting received April 7, 2014, from Florida Department of Transportation RE: Wekiva Parkway Section 5 and 6 projects in east Lake and west Seminole counties.

 

DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

     Commissioner Horan submitted a letter (received and filed) from Cindy Susi commending Gloria Eby and the crew of the Seminole County Lake Management Division for being very qualified and professional lake managers. 

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     Commissioner Horan reported that he and Commissioner Constantine went to Tallahassee and were able to meet with each member of their delegation to focus on the DJJ issue.  He said he also met with the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Geoffrey Becker, and Policy Coordinator for Public Safety, Bonnie Rogers, relative to the DJJ issues.  The two bills that were reported on relating to the DJJ issue in the House and Senate are running into significant resistance at this point.  The Governor’s Office and the Delegation fully understand the unique position that Seminole County finds itself in this situation. 

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     Commissioner Constantine stated he and Commissioner Horan met with many of the legislative leaders as well as the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) concerning the DJJ.  FAC’s interest, from staff’s standpoint, is to recognize that money is owed and hopefully the counties associated with this will receive a percentage of the money.  Seminole County, Marion County and Polk County would like to be paid what is owed to them.  The House has tried to put forth legislation but they have no dance partner.  Senator Bennett is interested in coming up with some solution and his hands are essentially tied from the leadership and the Senate President’s office.  Senators Negron and Latvala put forth a potential solution but that was tabled.  They are in the appropriations process and both sides have approved their Appropriations Bill.  The House still has money, but the Senate has no money in their appropriations.  Many issues will end up between the two chairmen of the Appropriations Committee.  This could potentially become a barter as to where it will end up.  He said he suggested to Senator Negron that one of the counties involved with Representative McKeel could use some of the money to pay off the three counties and move forward.  FAC does not like this solution, but they do recognize that if they do that, money will be owed and that is something they can build on in the future.  He added he seriously doubts that anything will happen.

     Clerk of Circuit Court Maryanne Morse reentered the meeting at this time.

     Commissioner Constantine stated Senator Negron and the House Chief of Staff were interested in that idea.  They are trying to come to an end of the road. 

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     Commissioner Constantine stated he attended the CALNO meeting and he would like to commend Chairman Dallari for discussing the penny sales tax proposal at the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce.  He said he attended the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Central Florida Technical Advisory Panel’s workshop to evaluate the proposed redevelopment plan for Oxford Road Development area.  He stated the Boy Scouts event was very nice as well as the Economic Development Commission (EDC) dinner.  The event that was held at the Zoo this past Saturday (April 5) was really wonderful.

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     Commissioner Constantine stated he will be speaking on the penny sales tax at the Rotary Club of Seminole County tomorrow, April 9, and at the Bear Lake Homeowner’s Association on April 24 as well as at the Springs Oaks Homeowner’s Association later in the month.  The Farm Tour will be held on April 11 and also the Homeless Veterans event is on Saturday April 12, 2014.  The Sanford Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City.  The Mike Barr Cleanup event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The Cities of Longwood and Altamonte Springs will be holding the SunRail openings this weekend. 

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     Commissioner Henley stated he would like to submit into the record a letter (received and filed) from the President of the Longwood Hills Homeowner’s Association complimenting County staff member Owen Reagan for his professionalism and the way he responded to the Association.  The Association had concerns relating to the frequency of the contractors mowing their neighborhood.  The Association pointed out that due to the area being mowed only six times a year, and it is beginning to look very trashy and they are asking for more frequent mowing.  The Association also pointed out that they feel they are not getting treated equally because other areas are being mowed more often than their area.  Mr. Reagan informed the Association that the contract is what drives the frequency and that will not increase until the contracts are renegotiated. 

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     Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Carey to adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-88, as shown on page ________, appointing Robert Bowden to the Parks and Preservation Board for an unexpired term ending January 1, 2016; and adopt appropriate Resolution #2014-R-89, as shown on page _______, of Appreciation to Brian Kirby for his services on the Parks and Preservation Board.

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

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     Commissioner Carey updated the Board on the discussions she has had with Solid Waste haulers regarding the bear-proof garbage can program.  The haulers have had discussions on what service they could provide and they concluded that a 64-gallon can would be the size they would like to work with in the community.  The haulers are requesting that the Ordinance be amended requiring a 64-gallon can instead of a 50-gallon can.  The grant has been approved from the Wildlife Commission and the funds will be used to educate the residents who live in the largest bear occupied areas.  A new program will be offered through the private companies that is very similar to the back door pickup.  The residents will purchase the can at cost from the hauler and the service will run about $60 a year.  The can will then be hot stamped with the County’s logo so that the haulers will know that the resident has signed up for the program.  The program will be a volunteer effort if residents would like to participate.  

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     Commissioner Carey stated she attended the Sanford Airport Authority Board meeting on April 1 and they reported that 2013 was a record year.  She stated the numbers for March 2014 were up 6% from the prior year.  The overall passenger count for the first quarter of 2014 is up 11% over last year.

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     Commissioner Carey stated she attended the 2014 Golden Eagle dinner last week and they honored Wendy Brandon, CEO of Central Florida Regional Hospital.  She stated Ms. Brandon is currently the Chairman of the Workforce Central Florida Board.  She reported that they raised $255,000 for Seminole County’s Boy Scouts and all of that money will stay in this community.

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     Commissioner Carey stated she was the honorary Chairman for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance Teal Magnolia luncheon on Saturday, April 5.  It was announced that the name was changed to Women’s and Girls’ Cancer Alliance, and approximately $90,000 was raised at that event.

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     Commissioner Carey reported on the Sanford SunRail station community tour on Saturday, April 4, 2014.  She stated it was well attended with several hundred people along with Congressman Mica. 

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     Commissioner Carey stated the VA Stand Down event is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 and it is an important event for the veterans.  She advised that the number of veterans attending the stand-down event every year has increased.

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     Commissioner Carey stated she will be speaking at the Sanford Chamber State of the City event on the penny sales tax on Thursday, April 10, 2014. 

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     Commissioner Carey informed the Board that she doesn’t have any ex parte communication for this meeting. 

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     Commissioner Dallari thanked Andy Neff, Environmental Services Director, and Mr. Shaffer for their hard work in addressing several homeowners’ concerns. 

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Commissioner Dallari thanked several staff members who were very instrumental in helping out with the Oviedo/Winter Springs Relay for Life. 

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     Commissioner Dallari stated he also does not have any ex parte communications to report.

COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT

     Ms. Guillet reminded the Board of some speaking engagements that they have relating to the penny sales tax.  She asked the Board to let staff know if they need any help in obtaining copies of any factual information pertaining to same. 

COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

     No Report.

ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA

     Ray Figueroa, 4922 Pawn Ridge Place, addressed the Board to submit information (received and filed) relating to Residential Water Connection to Drinking Water Supply and the key points why enforcement by the Seminole County Environmental Services Department is inconsistent in protecting the drinking water system.  He stated he would like to address an issue of being required to install an expensive backflow prevention valve to his sprinkler system at one of his rental properties.  He said he has done some research on this issue and he would like to return at a later date to present his case. 

     Commissioner Carey stated she believes Mr. Figueroa’s issue deals with Code Enforcement fines.  She stated this issue relates to making sure that check valves that interconnect between potable water and irrigation don’t intermix and contaminate the water.  She said she would like Mr. Neff to discuss this issue with Mr. Figueroa.

     Commissioner Henley stated he met with Mr. Figueroa and he is here to request that he be placed on the agenda so he can go into detail about his position regarding this. 

     Andy Neff, Environmental Services Director, addressed the Board to suggest that due to the technical nature of the issue that they schedule a work session to vet through the issues.  That would give everyone sufficient time to address the different aspects.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. Neff advised the purpose of the work session is to inform the Board as to why the policy is the policy and whether the Board would like to make any changes to that policy.

     Ms. Guillet suggested letting staff determine what would be the best way to bring this before the Board if they are unable to resolve the issues.  Commissioner Constantine stated he feels that is an excellent suggestion.

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan, Mr. Figueroa advised he lives in Commissioner Carey’s district but his rental property is located in Commissioner Henley’s district.  Commissioner Carey expressed issues relating to sending notification to  tenants and not the property owner.  Chairman Dallari asked that Mr. Neff work with the County Manager on this issue as well as keeping Mr. Figueroa informed. 

     Mr. Figueroa stated he feels that this is an unjust request for residents to spend this amount of money on a device that does not protect the drinking water system any more than the check valve.  He stated he will submit a letter to the Board as to how this matter has been handled. 

     Upon inquiry by Commissioner Carey, Mr. Figueroa advised installation of the valve is about $150.  In this particular case, he disagrees with the Code which really over exceeds any Federal Code, County Code and Codes of other municipalities that service water.  He stated his residents would like him to improve the irrigation system or have one installed, and he would like more information before he invests in irrigation systems. 

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     Commissioner Horan acknowledged and thanked Commissioner Constantine for his wonderful collaboration and teamwork in sharing his knowledge and skills while being in Tallahassee.

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     There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 11:44 a.m.

 

 

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