BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
MAY 27, 2003
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, May 27, 2003, in the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman Daryl McLain (District 5)
Vice Chairman Grant Maloy (District 1)
Commissioner Randy Morris (District 2)
Commissioner Dick Van Der Weide (District 3) (Late)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
County Manager Kevin Grace
County Attorney Robert McMillan
Deputy Clerk Sandy McCann
The Invocation was given by Commissioner Henley.
Commissioner Maloy led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Chairman convened the meeting of the U.S. Highway 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency at this time.
CRA Coordinator, Kevin Fall, addressed the Board to present the U.S. 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report (received & filed) per State Law. He briefly discussed the report and distributed a copy of the Revenue and Expenditure Detail for the year ended September 30, 2002 (copy received & filed).
Motion by Commissioner Morris, seconded by Commissioner Henley to accept the U.S. 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report for fiscal year 2001/2002; and authorize the staff
to publish notice that the Report has been filed with the County.
Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Mr. Fall presented request to appropriate $5,000 of the U.S. 17-92 CRA funds to support the redevelopment of the former junkyard/salvage yard and office buildings located at 2734 Orlando Drive (U.S. 17-92), Thomas Ratliff, Jr. He advised that the U.S. 17-92 Redevelopment Planning Agency (RPA) at its April 30, 2003 meeting, recommended resubmitting the proposal back to the CRA because the applicant has cleared the property and has executed a Development Order with the City of Sanford that places restrictions on the future uses of the property.
Commissioner Maloy stated that since this item was previously voted down by the CRA, he believes someone who voted to deny the request the first time would have to make a motion to reconsider it. He said he voted against this item and he has not changed his mind.
County Attorney, Bob McMillan, advised that is an internal Board policy.
Commissioner Morris stated he originally voted in favor of the request. He said he does not believe a motion to reconsider is needed because the RPA has asked that the item be reconsidered due to what Mr. Ratliff has done on the property. He stated the property could have remained in the state of disrepair it was in, but Mr. Ratliff has cleaned it up and has entered into an agreement with the City to restrict the uses on it. He added that Mr. Ratliff had discussions with the City and was led to believe that he could get this money.
Upon inquiry by Chairman McLain, Mr. Fall advised Mr. Ratliff is obligated to the D.O. even if he does not receive this money.
Commissioner Henley stated he initially voted against this item for several reasons. One reason was that the property should have never been allowed to get into that condition in the first place. If the property had been located in the County, it would have been cited for code violations. He said he has a problem with rewarding people for letting their property run down to the detriment of the neighborhood.
Commissioner Van Der Weide entered the meeting at this time.
Commissioner Henley further stated that it concerns him the precedent the Board may be setting if they approve the request because nothing has gone on the property yet of any economical value other than cleaning it up. The property should never have been allowed to get in that shape anyway. He said he is troubled by this item and procedure because be believes Commissioner Maloy was correct that in order for the item to be reconsidered, a member of the prevailing side would have to bring it up.
Commissioner Morris stated the item is not being brought back by the BCC, but by the RPA.
Commissioner Van Der Weide stated he has been briefed by staff, and one of the reasons it is coming back is that they are out there bad-mouthing the BCC and their reputations are at stake. He added that he is not sure that’s a good reason to approve it after it failed the first time.
Commissioner Maloy stated he is still in opposition. He added that this is a valuable piece of property and does not believe there will be any economic hardship in selling it.
The Chairman stated that since it will take three commissioners to pass the item, he believes it is appropriate to have a motion to reconsider the request from one of the three members who voted to deny it originally. He, therefore, asked for a motion to reconsider. Due to no motion for reconsideration, no action was taken and the item was dispensed with.
The Chairman closed the CRA meeting at this time.
AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS
Motion by Commissioner Morris, seconded by Commissioner Henley to adopt appropriate Resolution #2003-R-96, as shown on page _______, proclaiming the week of June 2 - June 6, 2003, as “Code Enforcement Officers’ Appreciation Week”.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Resolution was presented to Code Enforcement Officer, Debbie Leigh, who expressed her appreciation.
Commissioner Morris left the meeting at this time.
Marjorie Murray addressed the Board to show a video of the Pre-K School Readiness Partnership, advising with the BCC’s help, they served 138 children this past year. She expressed her appreciation to the Board for their assistance with this program.
Commissioner Henley updated the Board that Seminole County is scheduled to take a 30% cut in revenue and it is the only County in the State being impacted that much.
Larry Kayne, AT&T Government Solutions, and Scott McMichael, Engineering & Computer Simulations, addressed the Board to play an animation simulation of the proposed commuter rail as it passes through Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties.
Dick Harkey, Congressman Mica’s representative, addressed the Board to explain that once the simulation is created, it can be added to and expanded. He advised that Phase I of the commuter rail can be constructed for $50 to $60 million and can be up and running in two years.
The Chairman recognized Frank Frye, Tourism Development Council Chairman, who asked to speak to the Board.
Frank Frye addressed the Board to discuss the proposed Convention Center, expressing the TDC’s concerns regarding the decline in the bed tax since September 11, the proposed location away from I-4, and the proposed size of the center. He advised the TDC cannot support the convention center as it is presently proposed. He added that they do not believe the business from the center will overflow to any of the hotels in the south end of the County.
Chairman McLain advised that there is a proposal that would substantially change this project and it will be presented next.
The Chairman recessed the meeting at 10:25 a.m., reconvening at 10:35 a.m., with all Commissioners (with the exception of Commissioner Morris) and all other Officials in attendance.
Mayor Brady Lessard, City of Sanford, addressed the Board to advise a new proposal for the Convention Center is now being considered. He explained that the proposal would bring to the table an opportunity for the County, City and a private company to partner in a way where the County’s contribution would be half of what was originally discussed.
John Jones, City of Sanford, Economic Development Manager, addressed the Board to introduce the private partner of the project, Bob Horian of Suncor Properties, Inc. Copy of Information Packet was received and filed.
Bob Horian, Suncor Properties, Inc., addressed the Board to present his proposal for the Board’s information, advising he approached this from a business point of view. He said instead of adding a hotel, they approached it from the needs of the convention center. He reviewed the drawing of the proposed plan, advising they will save the current civic center and add an exhibit hall, an open-air amphitheater, restaurants and shops. He explained the parking garage will be built above the exhibit hall and will have between 250 and 500 car parks. Copy of drawings and seating estimates was received and filed. He further advised that he has purchased the Best Western Hotel and his company owns the entire island, with the exception of the marina, and it will all be devoted to the Convention Center. He said they plan to spend $1 million to renovate the hotel and in the future may add rooms. The hotel will only be one short block away from the center and they are planning to provide two shuttle buses for those who do not want to walk. He stated that their offer to the City is for Suncor to take control of the entire complex and manage it from the first day. He said they will treat it like a business.
Mayor Lessard stated the City is in an exciting position - there are over $30 million of improvements going on in Riverwalk, which will be completed in December of this year. He said he believes Mr. Horian’s project addresses a lot of objections and concerns that were out there originally. He stated that both the County and the City will be out of the operations business.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Maloy, Mayor Lessard stated that there will be no operating losses for the City nor for the County. He also stated that this plan has not been presented to the TDC yet.
Commissioner Van Der Weide stated this is a completely different plan from what the Interlocal Agreement with the City outlines and from the way he saw the County heading. He said this is still taxpayers’ money and he is not sure this will do the job. He further said that this proposal looks like a private sector initiative in the City of Sanford and he questions how this would be beneficial to the rest of the cities in Seminole County.
Mr. Grace stated the financial part of the proposal is very attractive from the staff’s point of view. He said staff was planning to come back to the Board this month with some plan outlining how the County might fund the center and they were struggling with it. He further said the original plan was in deep financial trouble; but he is seeking direction from the Board to explore this new proposal.
Commissioner Henley stated he thinks the proposal is very interesting and he wants to see a break-out of costs and what portion they want the County to contribute to because there is a lot of private partnership. He said he does not believe this proposal will handle some of the larger high school graduations. He suggested a hold be put on spending any more dollars on the original plan until they evaluate this new proposal.
Chairman McLain stated Mr. Horian is a local developer from Lake Mary and he has committed a substantial amount of capital to this. He said that as he understands the process, the County’s commitment will be less than $300,000 annually to fund the debt. He said he believes the County staff should work with the private developer and City and bring back their comments so the Board will have an opportunity to look at this facility and see how it will fit the needs of Seminole County. He further said that in the mean time, there should not be any more money spent on the original plan.
Commissioners Henley and Maloy concurred with the Chairman’s summary. Commissioner Maloy stated he believes there should be more input from the TDC.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to direct staff to put all ongoing work, regarding the original plan for the Convention Center, on hold; direct staff to enter into discussions with the City of Sanford and Suncor Properties for further exploration of Mr. Horian’s proposal; and to direct that a presentation of this proposal be given to the TDC.
Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
After further discussion, Mr. Grace stated staff will target bringing this item back to the Board at the second meeting in July because there will not be a full Board present until then.
The Chairman advised that with regard to Item #21, 2003-2004 Consolidated Plan, the advertising for the Sanford Housing Authority has been deleted, but everything else remains the same.
Discussion ensued with regard to Item #26, Request to advertise the Lighting Ordinance and the lighting restrictions for football fields. The Board directed that this item be pulled and brought back after further review.
Commissioner Maloy requested Item #33, Barry Nash property, be pulled for a separate vote.
Commissioner Morris re-entered the meeting at this time.
Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Henley to approve and authorize the following:
10. BCR #03-54 – $1,020,922 – Public Works – Engineering – Fund: 11541 – 2001 Sales Tax fund/10101 – Transportation Trust fund. This transfer realigns funding among various projects within the FY 02/03 Minor Road Program. Savings from completed activities and Minor Road Program Contingencies are available to cover updated cost estimates of six projects. In addition, the design of a future project for Red Bug Lake at Tuskawilla is proposed to be advanced into the current year to expedite improvement of traffic conditions at this key intersection.
11. BCR #03-57 – $132,640 – Environmental Services – Water & Wastewater – Fund: 40100 – Water and Sewer fund. Additional funds are needed to cover the overtime budget due to additional security checks that were required as part of Homeland Security Orange Alert for several months, hydrant maintenance program to meet requirements of the Insurance Services Office, increased number of minor and major utility repairs has accelerated use of the overtime budgets and the addition of the Water and Operations on call programs to allow for expeditious response to emergencies.
12. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute Satisfactions of Lien, as shown on page _______, for numerous properties identified for the Myrtle Lake Hills Road Paving and Drainage Municipal Services Benefits Unit.
13. Approve Change Order #2, as shown on page _______, to CC-1192-02/BJC – Tuskawilla Road, Phase II, Tuskawilla Forest Subdivision Wall, with Schuller Contractors, Inc., Orlando ($7,576.83) (Time Extension).
14. Award RFP-4185-03/JVP Contract, as shown on page _______, Copier Printing Management, to Lanier Worldwide, Orlando (Not-To-Exceed $18,180.00 per year).
15. Award IFB-3070-03/JVP – Term Contract, as shown on page _______, for Streets, Driveways, Curbs & Gutters to P.L.A.N. Estimating Services, Inc., Palm Coast (Not-To-Exceed $1,422,075.00 per year).
16. Approve Sole Source Procurement M-374-03/BJC, waive the procurement process and authorize the issuance of a Miscellaneous Agreement, as shown on page _______, for Boat Ramps at C.S. Lee Park boat ramps renovation and Mullet Lake Park boat ramps renovation, to Randall G. Tedder Construction, Inc., Ocala ($170,000.00).
17. Approve Amendment #4, as shown on page _______, to M-93-99/BJC – Copier Services, with Lanier Worldwide, Inc., Orlando (Update Exhibits “A” and “B” – List of equipment).
18. Approve a Sole Source for Software Maintenance of IBM Software to IBM Corporation, Smyrna, GA (Not-to-exceed $25,590.00/year).
19. Approve a Proprietary Source for Hardware Maintenance of IBM Equipment to IBM Corporation of Coppell, TX (Not-to-exceed $25,540.81/year).
20. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute nine (9) Satisfactions of Second Mortgage, as shown on page _______, for the following: Isaias Sepulveda & Mildred Guzman, Kendra Rouse, Joanne Corr, Norma I. Garcia, Lawrence H. & Joann Phillips, Vickie M. Beasley, Phillip & Theresa Tyrell, and Jason & Roxanne Schuster for households assisted under the SHIP Program’s Home Ownership Assistance Program.
21. Authorize the Community Development Office to publish the proposed list of activities (with the exception of the Sanford Housing Authority) for the 2003-2004 Consolidated Plan for a 30-day period to obtain public comment prior to final approval by the Board on July 22, 2003.
22. Authorize staff to execute statement of approval for the installation of four monitoring wells on land leased to the County through Sublease No. 3521 with the State of Florida Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
23. Approve plat for Markham Forest; located at the southeast corner of SR 46 and Longwood Markham Road (Ryland Homes).
24. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2003-R-100, as shown on page _______, accepting Warranty Deed, as shown on page _______, and canceling property taxes for land donated for public lands from Commercial Realty Group, Inc., Neill O’Brien, III, President.
25. Authorize staff to schedule and advertise public hearings to consider amending the Land Development Code of Seminole County to address legislative requirements from Senate Bill 1906 (Laws of Florida 2002-296).
26. Withdrawal of request to authorize staff to advertise and schedule public hearing to consider amendments to the Seminole County Land Development Code, Chapter 2 – Definitions and Chapter 30 – Lighting Ordinance.
27. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Contract No. GM 100 – Amendment No. 3, as shown on page _______, in conjunction with a DEP Project Manager Change.
28. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2003-R-97, as shown on page_______, accepting 29 Quit Claim Deeds and 1 Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida Partial Transfer of Road Reservation, as shown on page _______, to Seminole County for roadway improvement to Hughey Street and Muddy Lane.
29. Authorize release of the following Road Maintenance Bonds: (1) #B2990562/103760004 ($108,885.13) for Hester Property aka Autumn Chase Phase 1 project; (2) #ASB-09-05-0350 ($12,936.86) for Westlake Apartments ROW project; (3) #3038511 ($4,251.12) for Maronda Systems Addition project; (4) #780228 ($3,459.00) for Airport Blvd. ROW – Sanford Auto Dealers project; (5) #20-83-97 ($15,034) for Alaqua Lks. Ph. 5A; (6) Cash Bond ($1,697) for Walgreens Drugstore/Dodd Rd/Red Bug Lk. Road; (7) #929198334 ($39,940) for Royal Oaks; & (8) #5438125 ($6,026.40) for Windsor Pines ROW.
30. Approve acceptance of the Permanent Drainage Easement Agreements, as shown on page _______, from Tien Duy Pham and Hai T. Le; Jack Reid Campbell and Christopher Anderson; Steven R. Ball; and Melanie Ann Logue.
34. Approve proposed settlement relating to Parcel Number 195 of the Airport Boulevard Phase III road improvement project, Wayne and Grace Childers’ property, located on the north side of Bungalow Boulevard, 865 feet west of Airport Boulevard, in the amount of $705.00 with no attorney’s fees or costs incurred.
35. Approve and execute Purchase Agreement, as shown on page _______, relating to Parcel Number 153 of the Lake Drive road improvement project, Betty J. Nelson located on the west side of Azalea Avenue, 527 feet north of Lake Drive, for a negotiated whole take in the amount of $50,000.00 with no fees or expenses incurred.
36. Authorize Binding Written Offers for East Lake Mary Boulevard IIB (from Ohio Avenue to State Road 46/State Road 415) road improvement project for Parcel Numbers: 204/704AB/804; 205; 206/706/806; 207/707/807; 208/708; 212/812ABC; 213A/713/813; 213B; 213C; 215/715; 216; 219/819; 220/820; 224/824AB; 225/725/825; 227/827; 228/828AB; 229AB/829A; 229C/829B; 230/730/830; 231/831; 233AB/833; and 737.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board discussed request for approval of a settlement relating to Parcel #147 and #223 of the Airport Boulevard Phase III road improvement project in the amount of $675,000.
Commissioner Maloy stated he feels this is a lot of money for a retention pond.
Commissioner Henley said in reading the backup information, it appears the County is paying $445,000 more because there was an error made and this concerns him.
Assistant County Attorney, Steve Lee, addressed the Board to explain that there was a difference in time between the original appraisal and the other one and the difference between the appraisal values is less than 20%. Discussion ensued.
County Engineer, Jerry McCollum, addressed the Board to advise the price per square foot varies and said that the County is paying close to $1 million for another retention pond because of the location and because the ponds must be in the lowest area where the water will drain to.
The Chairman requested Mr. McMillan and Mr. Grace to review this situation so that hopefully this can be avoided in the future.
Motion by Commissioner Morris, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to approve proposed settlement relating to Parcel #147 (fronts the new Airport Boulevard) and Parcel #223 (75 feet north of Commerce Way on the west side of existing Airport Boulevard) of the Airport Boulevard, Phase III road improvement project in the amount of $675,000, inclusive of all fees, costs and expenses.
Districts 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioners Maloy and Henley voted NAY.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS’ CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to approve and authorize the following:
37. Expenditure Approval Lists, as shown on page _______, dated May 6 & 13, 2003; and Payroll Approval List, as shown on page _______, dated May 8, 2003.
38. Chairman to execute Satisfaction of Judgment/Application of Indigency Fee for Zachary Downing Goodwin, Case #99-3854-CRA in the amount of $40.
39. Chairman to execute Satisfaction of Judgment for Bail Bond Lien for Durente Mortese Jerry & Capital Preferred Ins. Co. in the amount of $1,038.
40. Chairman to execute the following Satisfactions of Judgment for Public Defender Liens:
Dale Yates Aboy, Case #02006712MMA - $200
Rami A. Ahwal, Case #02000262CFA - $100
Samuel Amado, Case #03000737MMA - $260
Louis Lee Antle, Case #03000797MM - $100
Constance Lunsf Banquer, Case #03000715MMA - $100
Joseph J. Bryan, Case #99003763CFB - $100
Shane Patrick Butler, Case #02002801CFA - $100
John H. Carpenter, Case #95002737CFA - $200
Jose M. Castillo, Case #01003421CFA - $350
John F. Celli, Case #02000942CFA - $100
Michael S. Chapman, Jr., Case #02000508CFA - $100
Wanda I. Cruz, Case #02001450CFA - $100
Alexis Diane Davey, Case #03001695MMA - $260
Natalie Desire, Case #99004835MM - $200
Margaret Dove, Case #96003044CFA - $200
Charles Dubernet, Case #03001865MMA - $100
Wendy L. Duncan, Case #00012027MM - $200
Rene Santiago Gines, Case #03000808MMA - $100
Mauricio Gomez, Case #02001933CFA - $100
Matthew R. Graham, Case #02004021CFA - $200
Robert C. Greaud, Case #01002396CFA - $200
Jerome Harper, Case #02011924MMA - $100
Denise T. Hodge, Case #01004804CFA - $100
Charles Randall Johnston, Case #02010477MM - $260
Selida Jones, Case #98001441CFA - $200
Anton Steve Kuvach, Case #92013434MM - $200
Carl Donald Langley, Case #03001811MMA - $100
Scott Allen Lee, Case #93007252MM - $50
Charlie Orlando Lopez, Case #03000836MMA - $100
Richard E. McAleer, Jr., Case #02010743MMA - $100
Charles Edward McGee, Jr., Case #01010591MMA-VOP - $160
Santos Torres Melendez, Case #02001333MM - $300
Jason Mumblow, Case #00008375MM-VOP - $260
Vernon F. Nelson, Case #02002918CFA - $100
Lawrence Elliot Paskaitis, Case #03002346MMA - $200
Adrien L. Quinones, Case #02001315CFA - $100
Wanda & Skipper (H.R.) Rawls, Case #95003613CJA - $200
Ashley Marie Reebals, Case #02003598CFA - $100
Fernando Luis Rivera, Case #02001415MM - $250
Cecilia Rodriguez, Case #98006614MM - $200
Leon Eugene Rysak, Case #02000081MM - $200
Michael John Shepard, Case #02009495MMA - $100
Stephanie E. Spears, Case #02002840CFA - $100
Michael M. Staley, Case #02002872CFA - $100
Norman E. Taylor, Case #01004999CFA - $100
Virgil Lartissa Thompkins, Case #02003396MM - $240
David Lester Truby, Case #01012105MM - $250
Robert Lee Walton, Case #02008338MM - $260
Sherman W. Whites, Case #99006977MM - $200
Julie H. Wolff, Case #00003576CFA - $100
James B. Wood, Case #02001116CFA - $100
41. Official Minutes dated April 22, 2003.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk’s “received & filed”:
1. Pulte Home Corporation Drainage Improvement Agreement, as shown on page _______, approved by the BCC on August 13, 2002.
2. Development Orders, as shown on page _______, as follows: #02-30000127, Sean Mason Variance; #03-30000011, Kevin Organ & Donovan Stanton Variance; #02-30000180, Derek & Cheri Dickinson Variance; #03-30000023, Robert Walter Variance; #03-30000025, Glen Promise Variance; #03-30000021, David Keisari Variance; #02-30000166, Daniel & Deborah Dearolph Variance; #03-30000015, Mark & Debra Laughridge Front Yard Setback; #03-30000010, Michael Newcomb Variance; #01-6000057, Morse Realty Inc. Trustee Site Plan Approval; #1-20000027, Trinity Capital, Ltd. Rezoning; #03-32000002, Aida Declet Special Exception; #03-30000042, Greggory Boatwright Variance; #03-30000006, Michael Wilson Variance; #03-30000007, William Snyder Variance; #03-30000011, Kevin Organ & Donovan Stanton Variance; #03-32000003, Richard & Deborah Batchelor Special Exception; #03-06000013, Pinnacle Towers, Inc. Special Exception; #03-30000029, Peter Bowers Variance; #03-30000028, Donna Horowitz Variance; #03-30000030, Mark & Cathy Postle Variance; #03-30000031, Laura Jamieson Variance; #03-30000035, Mustapha Mouloua Variance; and #03-30000040, Emma Smith Variance.
3. Memorandum to Dixie Haller, Planning & Development, from Sandy McCann, Commission Records, re: Planning & Development Documents.
4. Office of Supervisor of Elections Budget Proposal, as show on page _______, for FY 2003/2004.
5. Consummating Order from the Florida Public Service Commission relating to approval of revisions to water tariff.
6. Research Services Agreement, as shown on page ________, with the University of Central Florida for Commuter Rail Station 3D Visualization and Simulation.
7. Work Order #2, as shown on page _______, to PS-5117-02.
8. First Amendment to Work Order #7, as shown on page ________, to PS-522-98.
9. Work Order #5, as shown on page _______, to PS-5130-02.
10. First Amendments, as shown on page _______, to Work Orders #1 & #2 to PS-5106-01.
11. Work Order #1, as shown on page ________, to PS-5135-02.
12. Work Orders #1, #2 & #3, as shown on page _______, to PS-5120-02.
13. M-372-03 Engineering Services Agreement, as shown on page _______, CPH Engineering.
14. Fourth Amendment, as shown on page _______, to Work Order #2 to PS-556-00.
15. Public Facilities Report and Audited Financial Statements from South Seminole & North Orange County Wastewater Transmission Authority.
16. M-369-03 Consultant Services Agreement, as shown on page ________, Donald W. McIntosh Associates.
17. M-371-03 Consultant Services Agreement, as shown on page ________, Emergency Response Planning & Management, Inc.
18. Thirteenth Amendment, as shown on page _______, to RFP-225-95, Security Guard Services Agreement.
19. Notice of Commission Customer Service Hearings to Utilities, Inc. of Florida, The Office of Public Counsel and All other Interested Persons from the Florida Public Service Commission.
20. Order Granting Interim Rate Increase Subject to Refund from the Florida Public Service Commission.
21. Memorandum to Jerry McCollum, County Engineer, from Henry Brown, Assistant County Attorney, relating to Payment/Direct Pay Request, Seminole County v. Scott, et al.
22. Satisfaction of Connections Fees, as shown on page ________, for the project known as Wordwise Office.
23. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page ________, for water and sewer service with Pulte Homes, for the project known as Oakhurst Reserve Park.
24. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with Michael & Jacqueline Myers, for the project known as Gassy Jacks.
25. Assignment of Utility Agreement, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with BR Royal and Bunkers International Corp. for the project known as The Crossings Business Center Unit #1.
26. Bill of Sale, as shown on page _______, accepting water and sewer system within the project known as Winding Cove.
27. Satisfaction of Connection Fees, as shown on page _______, for the project known as Ridge Point Cove (fka South Hampton).
28. Assignment of Utility Agreement, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with BR Royal and Shelby Properties, LLC, for the project known as The Crossings Business Center Unit #2.
29. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with Small Bay Partners, LLC, for the project known as Monroe Commerce Center South Ph. 2.
30. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with Tuskawilla Professional Offices, LLC, for the project known as Tuskawilla Professional Offices Ph. 2.
31. Conditional Utility Agreements, as shown on page _______, for water and sewer service with Orlando Lake Forest Joint Venture, for the project known as Lake Forest 9B.
32. Maintenance Agreement and Letter of Credit, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $7,500 for the project known as Winding Cove.
33. Maintenance Bond, as shown on page _______, for Streets, Curbs and Storm Drains in the amount of $30,000 for the project known as Sandy Lane Reserve.
34. Public Road Maintenance Agreement, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $1,150 for the project known as Longwood Lake Mary Commercial Park.
35. Private Road Maintenance Bond, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $17,759.78 for the project known as Chase Townhomes Ph. 2.
36. Private Road Maintenance Bond, as shown on page _______, in the amount of $21,836.70 for the project known as Lake Forest Section 18.
37. Sidewalk Easements, as shown on page _______, with Timothy David & Cindy Michaels, Rene & Judith Bruzon, and Guadalupe & Marina Nieves for the construction of a sidewalk adjacent to Bear Lake Road.
38. Warranty Deed, as shown on page _______, with Jonathan & Dana Hamilton for the construction of a sidewalk adjacent to Bear Lake Road.
39. Drainage Easement, as shown on page _______, with Tereath Wright for improvements to Ruff Road.
40. Quit Claim Deed and Affidavit of Corporate Identity, as shown on page _______, with Florida Power Employees Association for improvements to Holliday Avenue.
41. Policy of Title Insurance; Warranty Deed, as shown on page _______, with Sheila Shockley; and Temporary Construction Easement with Sanford Commerce Center relating to Airport Blvd. Phase III.
42. Policies of Title Insurance, as shown on page _______, for Chapman Road and Dodd Road; and Warranty Deed, Non-Exclusive Subdivision Wall & Maintenance Easement and Temporary Construction Easement, as shown on page _______, with Bishar & Rana Tannous; Non-Exclusive Subdivision Wall & Maintenance Easement with Howell Creek Park Homeowners’ Association, relating to Dodd Road.
43. Policy of Title Insurance and Special Warranty Deed, as shown on page _______, with Duke Realty Ltd. Partnership relating to Lake Emma Road.
44. Warranty Deed and Policy of Title Insurance, as shown on page ________, with Vernon & Grace Styron relating to Wymore Road.
45. Bids as follows: CC-1208-03; PS-5137-03; and PS-5140-03.
JUDICIAL - CIRCUIT COURT
Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Morris to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Grant-In-Aid Agreement, as shown on page _______, with the State of Florida Department of Revenue for General Masters/Hearing Officers.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Morris, Mr. Grace stated he will try to find out if the State has cut this program.
Add-on, Item #45A, Request for assignment of duties, responsibilities, and personnel of Code Enforcement to the Sheriff’s Office, was presented.
Commissioner Maloy stated because of the holiday weekend and because this was an add-on, he has not had an opportunity to be briefed by staff. He said he would think something like this should be put on the agenda for public input. He said he has questions and he needs more information on this item before the Board moves forward with it.
Mr. Grace stated he does not believe it is critical for the Board to act on this item today; but there will not be a full Board in attendance until the second meeting in July.
Commissioner Henley stated he will not be in attendance at one of the June meetings, but he would have no problem with the Board considering this item because he will direct his questions prior to that.
Commissioner Morris stated he believes the pilot program has been successful. Commissioner Van Der Weide concurred.
Sheriff Don Eslinger, addressed the Board to advise the Code Enforcement Officers would not have arrest authority.
Motion by Commissioner Morris, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide to continue until June 10, 2003 consideration of the assignment of duties, responsibilities, and personnel of Code Enforcement to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
Under discussion, Commissioner Morris complimented Mr. Grace, the Planning Department and the Sheriff’s Office for making this project work.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Community Resource Manager, Colleen Rotella, addressed the Board to present the Option Agreement for the purchase of property located on General Hutchison Parkway in the Spring Hammock Preserve from Oakwood, Inc.
Motion by Commissioner Morris, seconded by Commissioner Henley to authorize the staff to exercise the Option Agreement for the purchase of the 2.9 acre Oakwood Inc., property located on General Hutchison Parkway in the Spring Hammock for $200,000, contingent upon receipt of a Conservation Easement over a 1.8 acre tract owned by Fleet Financial Center, Inc., and located behind Big Tree Park; and authorize the Chairman and Clerk to execute and staff to record the Conservation Easement, as shown on page _____, upon receipt from Fleet Financial Center, Inc.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman McLain advised that Item #45, ORMC Funding Request for the Regional Level I Trauma Center Services will be continued at the request of ORMC. Copy of letter from Attorney Kenneth Wright, representing ORMC, requesting the continuance was received and filed.
A brief discussion ensued regarding this issue. The Chairman advised that the Board will review this request during their Budget work sessions.
The Board directed a letter be sent to the Legislature regarding the medical malpractice issue.
COUNTY MANAGER’S BRIEFING
County Engineer, Jerry McCollum, introduced Luis Diaz from Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., advising he will give an update on the SR 15/600 (U.S. Hwy. 17-92) SR 436 Interchange.
Luis Diaz addressed the Board to briefly discuss the project’s schedule, advising a public meeting will be held in Casselberry this week. He reviewed the following alternatives: Single Point Urban Interchange SR 436 over U.S. 17-92; Single Point Urban Interchange U.S. 17-92 over SR 436; and Viaduct U.S. 17-92 over SR 436. Copy of U.S. 17-92 Interchange at SR 436 PD&E Study Booklet was received and filed.
The Chairman thanked Mr. Diaz for his presentation.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Van Der Weide, to authorize filing the proofs of publications for today’s scheduled public hearings.
Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
BILLBOARD AGREEMENT/CLEAR CHANNEL
Proof of publication, as shown on page _______, calling for a public hearing to consider approval of Billboard Agreement with Clear Channel was received and filed.
Chairman McLain stated he understands that the applicant and staff have requested a continuance to June 10, 2003.
Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Maloy, to continue to June 10, 2003, the public hearing to consider approval of the Billboard Agreement; as described in the proof of publication, Clear Channel.
No one spoke in support or in opposition.
Commissioner Henley reminded Chairman McLain that he will not be in attendance on June 10 due to his wife’s surgery.
Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
VACATE AND ABANDON/MICHAEL AND DONNA YATES
Continuation of a public hearing to consider vacate and abandonment of a 330’+/- portion of Sixth Street, a 70’ wide unimproved right-of-way that abuts Lots 9 - 12, Block 40, and Lot 4, Block 53 in Chuluota; as described in the proof of publication, Michael and Donna Yates.
Commissioner Maloy stated he spoke with the applicant on Friday afternoon and he wanted an opportunity to come in with the property owner. He said he would be in favor of a continuance for two weeks to the first meeting in June.
Motion by Commissioner Maloy, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to continue to June 10, 2003, the public hearing for consideration of vacating and abandoning a 330’+/- portion of Sixth Street, a 70’ wide unimproved right-of-way that abuts Lots 9 - 12, Block 40, and Lot 4, Block 53 in Chuluota; as described in the proof of publication, Michael and Donna Yates.
Stan Stevens addressed the Board to state that under the circumstances, the continuance would be fine with him.
No one else spoke in support or in opposition.
The Speaker Request Form for Mr. Stevens was received and filed.
Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
VACATE AND ABANDON/TOM AND LINDA STARNES
Proof of publication, as shown on page _______, calling for a public hearing to consider vacating and abandoning a portion of a 10’ platted drainage and utility easement located at 1710 Greystone Court on Lot 1, Alaqua Lakes Phase 1, Tom and Linda Starnes, received and filed.
Michael Rumer, Planner, addressed the Board to state a block screening wall was constructed approximately 1’ into the easement, and this request seeks to further remove any encroachment into the remaining easement area. He said staff is recommending adoption of the Resolution to vacate and abandon the drainage and utility easement.
No one spoke in support or in opposition.
District Commissioner McLain asked for a motion to approve the staff’s recommendation.
Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2003-R-99, as shown on page _______, vacating and abandoning a portion of a 10’ platted drainage and utility easement located at 1710 Greystone Court on Lot 1, Alaqua Lakes Phase 1; as described in the proof of publication, Tom and Linda Starnes.
Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
APPEAL AGAINST BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Proof of publication, as shown on page _______, calling for a public hearing to consider Appeal against the Board of Adjustment’s decision to grant variances for David Keisari, for side yard setbacks from 10 feet to 7.5 feet; property located at 9730 Bear Lake Road, June Staggs, received and filed.
Kathy Fall, Senior Planner, addressed the Board to state staff is recommending denial of the side yard setbacks and is recommending the Board overturn the Board of Adjustment’s decision.
Mr. and Mrs. Staggs addressed the Board. Mr. Staggs stated they feel a variance going from 10 feet to 7.5 feet will create water runoff issues for both sides of his home along with the pool, three-car garage, circular driveway, septic tank and drainfield. Mr. Staggs said this is an awful lot of home on this small property. He said normally it is required to be 90 feet. There are two homes being built in the area that have a small amount of land, and the amount of home he is requesting ends up creating a lot of issues. He noted that during the Board of Adjustment’s meeting, there was some confusion on the issue and they approved this with a vote of 3 to 2 with one member abstaining. Mrs. Staggs submitted a copy of a Petition from the neighbors who would also like for the decision of the BOA to be overturned and have the 10-foot setbacks.
Mr. Staggs submitted a picture (not received and filed) to show how much of the property is being used. Mrs. Staggs showed a picture (not received and filed) of the actual lot. She said the applicant wants to build a house three times their house size on such a small lot.
David Keisari, applicant, Longwood, addressed the Board to state it’s not his fault this happened. He said he had an architect to design his house on the lot. The architect is licensed by the State and he called the County Office to see what the setbacks were and said he was told they were 7.5 feet and that is why he designed the house that way. Mr. Keisari said the architect will charge him for a new set of plans.
Chairman McLain said he doesn’t think the architect can depend on hearsay. The County has written rules and they are published and on the WEB. If he had been doing business in Seminole County, it would be easy for him to see the rules on a regular basis. Chairman McLain explained that the Board has to make a judgment based on whether the variance meets the County’s test for a variance.
Ms. Fall stated there are homes in the area built with the 7.5-foot side yard setbacks. This was changed in the 70’s to 10 feet, and the current regulations state any construction would have to adhere to that.
No one else spoke in support or in opposition.
The Written Request Forms for Mr. & Mrs. Staggs were received and filed.
Motion by Commissioner Van Der Weide, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to overturn the decision of the Board of Adjustment, thereby denying variances for side yard setbacks from 10 feet to 7.5 feet, property located at 9730 Bear Lake Road, based on the staff findings; as described in the proof of publication, June Staggs.
Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
Stephen Lee, Deputy County Attorney, addressed the Board to state he understands from the Florida Association of Counties (FACo) that the budget bill adopted does not include any cost shifts. The only item he is aware of is the increase in retirement contributions, which everyone was expecting.
Mr. Lee reported that Transportation Bill 676 includes quite a few provisions and in the middle is a provision that preempts all local ability to deal with the State highway systems in any state or manner. He said this means the County cannot do any regulating of any kind. The argument that might be made is that this supercedes the Expressway Authority’s ability to deal with toll roads. He asked if the Board wishes staff to ask the Governor to veto this bill. He noted that the problem is that this is an omnibus transportation bill and has a lot of other things that make people happy. If Senator Constantine is going to adopt the bill he had pending this past session regarding the Wekiva River Spring Shed and Wekiva Parkway, he has expressed that he wants to preserve Seminole County’s authority to deal with the location of the toll road in Seminole County. He said the Commission can be sure the legislation says, not withstanding the provision of this statute, that the Expressway Authority has the authority of the location of the toll road in Seminole County. He said the genesis of this was a circuit court case in Duval County.
Mr. Grace stated the bill was not aimed at the potential Expressway alignment, but it had to do with local governments who are forcing DOT to do things in their road design relating to trees they could not cut down without local government authority in their own right-of-way and things like that. But it was written so broad that it could be interpreted to interfere with the Expressway Authority’s control over setting alignments. The Department of Transportation said that is not their goal and they would be willing to give the County a letter to reassure the Board that is not their goal and this would not apply to toll roads at all. The League of Cities has already taken a position and asked the Governor to veto the bill.
Mr. Lee said he has had indication that FACo may ask the Governor to veto, but no official position has been taken yet. The bill has not yet been transmitted to the Governor. Discussion continued. Mr. Grace said he is comfortable that if DOT will provide the County with a letter that their interpretation is that it does not imply the toll system, and the County will be fine. He said they may want to clarify the legislation next year.
Chairman McLain recommended sending a letter to the Governor that Seminole County has a concern and would like clarification. Seminole County would not oppose the bill if it does not usurp the Expressway Authority, and they would like an opinion on that.
COUNTY MANAGER’S BRIEFING, Continued
Chairman McLain said the Board had requested staff bring back an action plan on the timing of impact fee payments. Commissioner Van Der Weide expressed appreciation for the work done.
Ginny Markley, Planning, addressed the Board to give a follow-up report regarding the proposed timing of impact fee payments. She showed diagrams (received and filed) of actual inspection record reports for various kinds of inspections. She discussed when pre-power inspections are done.
Commissioner Van Der Weide left the meeting during discussion of the examples.
Mr. Grace stated it is staff’s recommendation to use the permanent power condition as the collection point.
Ms. Markley clarified it would be pre-power and permanent power.
Motion by Commissioner Maloy, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize the Planning & Development staff to prepare an ordinance amending the Land Development Code and associated Resolution as described in the staff recommendation; to coordinate with the cities to improve impact fee processes; and direct staff to report back to the Board in six months after implementation with its findings.
Under discussion, Commissioner Maloy said he thinks this will be a pro-business sort of thing and will help out everyone. He said there might be a delay of impact fees, but there won’t be any change in revenue overall.
Districts 1, 4, and 5 voted AYE.
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter received 5/13/03 to Chairman McLain from Larry Naake, NACo, re: delay in implementing new per capita dues structure and instead apply 2/8% increase for FY 2003-04. (cc: BCC, County Manager, Senior Budget Analyst)
2. Notice of 5/21/03 Seminole County Port Authority (SCOPA) special board meeting.
3. E-mail dated 5/6/03 to Chairman McLain from Bob Rucci, Friends of Leash-Optional Parks (FLOP) re: funding for Winter Springs Paw Park.
4. Memorandum dated 5/6/03 to BCC from Sarah Ritzman, Senior Resource Alliance, re: Advocacy Update & May meeting schedule.
5. Copy of letter dated 5/9/03 to Margie Simmons & Oviedo Women’s Club from Jane Peterson, Library Services Manager, re: donation to Library Services.
6. Copies of letters dated 5/8/03 from Ken Roberts, Public Safety Director, regarding donations to Animal Services to: Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gross; Ms. Cornelia Dietzel; Ms. Pattie Brown; and Ms. Eva Benton.
7. Parks & Recreation Contracts for Services, as shown on page _______, with Jason A. Smith (Slow-pitch Softball Umpire); Donnie McGinnis (Tennis Instructor); and Jodi Lynn Semanchik (Slow-pitch Softball Scorekeeper).
8. Letter dated 5/12/03 to BCC from Deborah Schafer, South East Seminole County Voters Association, re: appreciation of BCC denial of rezone request for property at CR 419 and Snow Hill Rd. in Chuluota.
9. Letter dated 5/7/03 to Chairman McLain from Frank Fry, Tourist Development Council Chairman, re: opposition of TDC to convention center project in present configuration.
10. Memorandum dated 5/14/03 (with attachment) to BCC from Jamie Croteau, Administrative Services Director, re: monthly progress report for new Courthouse/Criminal Justice Center.
11. Letter dated 5/14/03 to Chairman McLain from Diane Pickett Culpepper, Bright House Cable, re: analog cable service changes.
12. Copy of letter dated 5/13/03 to Deputy County Manager Sherman from William A. Boyd re: assistance to United Way.
13. Letter dated 5/13/03 to BCC from Cynthia Porter, Sanford Deputy City Clerk, re: Sanford Annexation Ordinances #3760 and #3783. (cc: County Manager, Planning & Development Director, Planning Manager, Elections Supervisor, Property Appraiser)
14. Copy of memorandum dated 5/16/03 to Sandy McCann, Commission Records, from Becky Noggle, Environmental Services, re: Submission into County Records.
15. Letter dated 5/9/03 (with attachment) to Chairman McLain from Governor Jeb Bush re: federal funding for State of Florida from 2003 Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Bill (cc: BCC, County Managers, Public Safety Director, Sheriff)
16. Copies of letters dated 5/15/03 from Ken Roberts, Public Safety Director, regarding donations to Animal Services to: Mr. Robert Macomber; Ms. Dottlie Weeks; Ms. Jean Dalton; and Cornelia Dietzel.
17. Notice of 5/27/03 BCC public hearing re: Seminole County Joint Planning Agreement (JPA) with City of Sanford. (cc: BCC, County Managers)
18. Letter dated 5/14/03 (with attachment) to BCC from Terry White, FL Dept. of Elder Affairs, re: Communities for a Lifetime initiative.
19. Letter dated 5/13/03 to Chairman McLain from Barbara Lewis re: spay and neuter programs.
20. Memorandum dated 5/4/03 (with attachment) to BCC from Bob McMillan, County Attorney, re: April 2003 Litigation Report.
21. E-mails (various dates) to Chairman McLain regarding opposition to a dog kennel near Tuscawilla Montessori Learning Center from: Lisa & Fernando Gutierrez; Beth Brunner; Laurie Jacobs; Margaret Penfield; and Michelle & Jeff Hartog.
22. E-mail dated 5/15/03 to Chairman McLain from Wilton Rooks re: SB 676 exempting FL DOT facilities from city and county ordinances and regulations.
23. Facsimile dated 5/16/03 to Chairman McLain from Diana Ludwig re: support of funding for ORMC Level One Trauma Center.
24. Notice of 5/20/03 Seminole County Healthy Start Coalition Executive Committee meeting.
25. Memorandum dated 5/12/03 (with attachment) to BCC from Mark Van Bever, Court Administrator, re: revenue check for reimbursement of court-related expenses.
26. E-mails (various dates) to Chairman McLain regarding opposition to high density development at McCulloch and Old Lockwood Rd. (Hawthorn Glen) from: Tom Freeland; Michael Haralambous; Joe Brann; Kathleen Stansfield; Richard C. Mueller; Dan Welker; and Judy Bartlett.
27. Notice of 5/27/03 and 6/23/03 City of Winter Springs annexation public hearings re: 1204, 1206, 1208, and 1210 Orange Ave. (cc: County Manager, Planning & Development Director, Planning Manager, Elections Supervisor, Property Appraiser)
28. Notice of 6/9/03 City of Winter Springs Comp Plan amendment public hearing re: Ginger Lane/Old Sanford-Oviedo Rd. (cc: County Manager, Planning & Development Director, Planning Manager, Elections Supervisor, Property Appraiser, Administrative Services Director)
29. Letter dated 5/14/03 to BCC from Charles Wolski, Tibbitts Total Car Care-Oviedo, re: response to Mrs. Greer’s letter of tow truck complaint.
30. Memorandum dated 5/20/03 to BCC from County Manager Grace re: Capital Project Fund transfer of $26,000-Trails Relocation & Mitigation costs.
31. Memorandum dated 5/20/03 to BCC from County Manager Grace re: Capital Project Fund transfer of $100,000 - SR 434 Overpass at Wekiva Trail.
32. Copy of letter dated 5/21/03 to Isabel Orr, Winter Park Coterie from Jane Peterson, Library Services Manager, re: donation to Library Services.
33. E-mail dated 5/23/03 to Chairman McLain from Peter Butt re: Autumn Chase rezone application at Hester Ave.
34. E-mail dated 5/23/03 to Chairman McLain from Sharon M. Hoffman, D.B.A. re: support of funding for ORMC Level One Trauma Center.
35. Copy of 5/15/03 Seminole County Public Safety Coordinating Council meeting minutes.
Commissioner Henley said it appears the recent Lynx Board meeting was the last one for that board. He said Mr. Tipton notified that the end of May is his last day. Mr. Bill Semen has been appointed as Acting Director and he could be made permanent or will go back to his same position.
Commissioner Morris entered the meeting at this time.
Commissioner Henley said they were very close to balancing the budget and the changes in fees was close to $100,000.
Commissioner Morris advised the Board should have received a preliminary draft of the MyRegion Preliminary report. It includes what the project involves with 10 recommendations. He stated there was not unanimity on the recommendations. Some of those will come before the Board and others have nothing to do with the County Commission. He asked the Board to look at this closely and if they have comments, to forward those back. The second part of this would be whether or not the MyRegion Study should continue and if so in what form, public or private. He thinks the document has some things that surprised him in terms of what the region has done or has not or is capable of doing. Some of the recommendations may or may not be feasible. Commissioner Morris said although the Board will receive a summary, the Web site has an enormous amount of additional information.
DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS
Commissioner Maloy reported there were a lot of protests in Oviedo at the Southeast Voters Association meeting last week. There were concerns about the draft interlocal agreement so some recommendations could be brought forth.
Commissioner Maloy stated at the Economic Development Commission meeting held at the University of Central Florida two things were brought up: Enterprise Florida was funded at $2.4 million in the budget. They hired Consultant KMK for fund-raising. He said Rick Joyce, Dixon Ticonderoga, said they didn’t feel there was a need for the organization to exist and he was going to have seven Central Florida counties to send the Chairman or their designee to have four meetings a year or a summit. The O Force Group talked about what they were doing in Orlando. They had an update from Mayor Dyer who gave a talk on Mobility 2020 from Orange County.
Commissioner Maloy advised the 2003 EDC Investor Leadership Conference would be held July 17-18 at the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes.
COMMITTEE REPORTS, Continued
Commissioner Maloy stated an update was given on Downtown Sanford and the Boardwalk at the CALNO meeting.
DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS, Continued
Commissioner Maloy said he filled in for Chairman McLain at the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association Awards. There were Police Officers from Altamonte Springs and Sanford in attendance also. He said the meeting was highly attended. He said he will bring the names of the officers at the next Board meeting.
Commissioner Morris discussed the Metro Orlando International Affairs Commission (MOIAC) begun by Mayor Hood six or seven years ago. He said he had been appointed on that, and they still do an international summit and it is pretty well attended. He said Dick Joyce is the interim chairman. His understanding was that they were going to try to reform that. He asked Commissioner Maloy if this was discussed. Commissioner Maloy said Mr. Joyce did not hand out any information regarding this. Mr. Joyce talked about the need to debate whether it would continue to exist or not. They did decide it should exist and that’s when Mr. Joyce mentioned the regional model. He said it sounds like there was a big public component to it. Commissioner Maloy said he will contact Mr. Joyce’s office and ask for more information.
Commissioner Henley stated at the last EDC meeting, they handed out a report. He said the County Commission complained quite a bit that the EDC was funded primarily by governmental agencies. They had gotten up to 52% as reported at the beginning of the year. A significant number notified EDC that they were dropping out to the point that it was again going to be a majority funding by government agencies. He had challenged the EDC to try to get the numbers back up. He asked Commissioner Maloy if the EDC had comments about that.
Commissioner Maloy said there was little discussion about that, and the EDC hired a consultant to help with fund raising. They did raise the dues from $500 to $1,000. They said that would help boost revenue. They stated their current levels are at 55%, and think that with the consultant on board and higher dues, it would be ok. They requested additional funding from county governments. They have mentioned several times that Orange County came to the plate on that and would like to see other counties do the same.
Commissioner Morris stated the problem with that is if you are going to do marketing, you have to have a lot of frequency and buy a lot of markets.
Chairman McLain stated he and Commissioner Morris attended the groundbreaking of the Agricultural Museum’s new facility on Saturday. He thinks they all will be very proud of what the volunteers were able to accomplish there.
Commissioner Morris said the facility was impressive. The volunteers have other ideas for expansion, and the donations were pretty impressive.
Mr. Grace introduced his new Executive Assistant, Sharon Peters, who will replace Mary Mantzaris who is retiring.
Mr. Grace reported that staff is having discussions with the City of Winter Springs on potential fire consolidation. He said the staff has more meetings this week with them. At this time, it looks fairly positive. If this goes well, staff will try to begin this October 1. He will brief the Board more as they go forward.
Chairman McLain announced there are no 7:00 p.m. public hearings scheduled today. He advised Commissioner Henley won’t be in attendance at the next meeting due to his wife having surgery.
Commissioner Morris advised the Board that he would not be in attendance at the second meeting in June as he will be in Pittsburgh.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 2:24 p.m., this same date.
ATTEST: ______________________Clerk ___________________Chairman