BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
JULY 28, 2015
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, July 28, 2015, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)
Vice Chairman John Horan (District 2)
Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)
Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
Clerk of Court and Comptroller Maryanne Morse
County Manager Nicole Guillet
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Terri Porter
Pastor Allen Swenson, New Tribes Mission, Sanford, gave the Invocation. Commissioner Dallari led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Business Spotlight video for Axium Healthcare Pharmacy was presented.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Agenda Item #1 – A-0865-15
Dennis Latta, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, addressed the Board to present an award to Ed Burford as the 2015 Officer of the Year for exceptional service and leadership provided to Seminole County veterans.
Ed Burford, Seminole County Veterans Service Officer, addressed the Board to express his gratitude.
Chairman Carey thanked Mr. Burford on behalf of the 37,000 veterans in Seminole County. She requested that the County Manager look at that department as part of her organizational structure because some positions had been eliminated during the economic downturn and the number of veterans continues to grow. She stated they are actually seeing some Vietnam veterans that waited 40 to 50 years to apply for veterans’ services and she believes they should ensure that Mr. Burford has enough help to take care of their veterans that have given to the community and the country.
Agenda Item #1A – A-1078-15
Chairman Carey advised that John Hillenmeyer and Leadership Seminole’s President, Wayne Weinberg, are in attendance to present “A Strategy for Addressing Homelessness in Seminole County.”
John Hillenmeyer, who retired as President and CEO of Orlando Health, addressed the Board to state they are requesting consideration and approval for funding to develop a comprehensive, integrated plan to reduce homelessness in Seminole County. He gave a brief background stating that in 2010, Central Florida leaders from Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties and the cities of Kissimmee, Sanford and Orlando formed a regional commission on homelessness to address the growing homeless population in Central Florida. In 2010, it had been determined that Central Florida had the highest number of homeless for mid-sized cities in the U.S. The commission has worked hard with providers and staff, both in the local counties, cities, and not-for-profit providers. The commission has provided research from other communities around the country and tried to understand best-demonstrated practices that lead to the kind of systemic change that really does reduce homelessness. He added that some people from Seminole County participated in one mission the commission took to Houston where they saw a community that had taken their chronic homeless population from over 8,000 people down to about 3,000 in three years by implementing proven projects, but it did make people have to deal with systemic change.
Mr. Hillenmeyer stated the commission had asked that each county put together its own comprehensive plan to reduce homelessness, but to do it in a way that integrates with bigger priorities being set for the region. He opined the commission board, of which Commissioner Carey has been an active member for several years, felt strongly that this is, in many ways, a local issue and that each county needed to figure out what made the most sense in the context of things that work in homelessness. He added there has been great momentum in Central Florida with innovative programs approached and certainly a lot of activity in Seminole County, and the County’s support for homelessness programs has been very good. He acknowledged the efforts by Valmarie Turner and Steve Fussell in Community Services and stated their efforts have brought together a lot of good information which has brought providers to the table and set a really good foundation.
Mr. Hillenmeyer advised that at Leadership Seminole’s Vision 5 Conference held in November 2014, representatives from across the community including government, the commission on homelessness, and Leadership Seminole began to discuss how they could reduce the chronic and family homeless population in Central Florida. He believes it became clear that government and not-for-profit providers could not solve this problem alone. They looked at cities around the country that have had success in reducing their homeless population, and these cities had found ways to engage business leaders in helping develop and shape plans and in some cases, significant funding to address this problem.
Mr. Hillenmeyer stated the work of the commission needs to be integrated into whatever comes out of Seminole County’s effort. In regard to the grant request before the Board today, in 2010, Seminole County government provided a $100,000 grant to Leadership Seminole to convene a group of business leaders to prepare an economic development strategic plan; the group worked about six months and did complete that project. This led to the creation of a private business group, the Economic Development Advisory Council. This council provides insight and support in many different ways to the County’s Economic Development department. He added the proposal before the Board today follows that template.
Mr. Hillenmeyer explained they are asking for $100,000 in support from Seminole County government to be awarded to Leadership Seminole to operate in generally the same way. They would recruit 25 to 30 business leaders and the money would be used to engage a facilitator and expert. He stated that the commission and others who have served in Central Florida have brought incredible knowledge and that is important. All the business leaders will be devoting their time as volunteers; they will not receive any compensation or direct interest in this other than their interest in helping to solve a community problem. He stated he is not a member of Leadership Seminole; however, he has agreed to chair this. He added he has been a member on the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness board and when he retired, he made a decision that the community had been very good to him and he feels it is time to pay back. He also stated that in regard to homelessness, what he thought and what he learned over the past three years are very divergent and he really developed a deep interest in solving this problem. He believes it is a moral issue, an ethical issue, it is a financial issue; the cost of homelessness is substantial to every public government in this country and by managing it appropriately, they should be able to save money.
Mr. Hillenmeyer explained that many other non-voting members of this task force, subject-matter experts, will play a role. They will be talking to the not-for-profit providers in the community; they have already been so, but they will be at the table also. Representatives from the seven cities in Seminole County, the school system, the faith-based community, law enforcement, and veterans’ affairs will all have a hand in this. The goal is not to come together as 25 people to decide what ought to be done, pronounce it and give it away; their desire is to create a collaborative, comprehensive plan that will have measurable outcomes; it will have set goals and establish priorities for taking them forward.
Leadership Seminole will be the intermediary for the grant. They will be responsible for managing the funds and there will be full accountability and they will report back to County staff and the Board, if necessary, on monthly spending and how the money will be used. He advised that none of the funding will be used directly by Leadership Seminole or the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness; it is simply to support the process of this plan. He added that any funds that are not used at the conclusion of the effort will be returned to Seminole County.
Mr. Hillenmeyer stated that homelessness is a complex and difficult issue to address. There are different populations; the needs of the family homeless and the needs of the chronic homeless are different, but they are both important and they both can be addressed. There are ways and ideas they can learn from other places that if they put their heads together and collaborate, they can come up with, he believes, a plan that will satisfy everyone and hopefully reduce homelessness.
Mr. Hillenmeyer concluded by saying that in his 30 years living in Seminole County, its impact, whether it be on education, business development, etc., has always led Central Florida in many ways. He believes that if a group of business leaders, not-for-profit and faith-based, and government decide they really need to address this issue and have an impact on it, they can do it.
Chairman Carey stated she appreciates the fact that they have come forward with this approach. She advised that Mr. Hillenmeyer had been the Chairman of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness from its inception. She said this is important because having over 2,000 homeless children in this county and over 400 chronically homeless people is totally unacceptable. She opined this is a great approach and she appreciates Mr. Hillenmeyer’s willingness to chair this committee because it is very important work.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Grant Agreement with Leadership Seminole, Inc. to fund the creation of a task force to evaluate issues affecting homelessness in Seminole County in order to develop a countywide strategy, as presented.
Commissioner Dallari thanked Mr. Hillenmeyer for stepping up and stated homelessness truly has a high price on the social aspect and financial aspect in the community. He also thanked Leadership Seminole for taking leadership in this and stated they took leadership in helping the County with their economic development plan, which proved to be successful, and he believes this should also be very successful. He added this issue is not just in Seminole County but is far reaching; it is regional and national.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Agenda Item 1B – No file number
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to adopt a Proclamation declaring the week of August 2nd through August 8th, 2015 as Water for People Week in Seminole County.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Yvonne Picard, on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), addressed the Board to thank them for the acknowledgement and advised there are over 8.5 billion people in the world without access to clean water. Carol Hunter, Environmental Services Director, participated in the presentation.
Chairman Carey recessed the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners at 10:00 a.m., and convened as the U.S. Highway 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
U.S. HIGHWAY 17-92 CRA
Agenda Item #2 – A-0932-15
Sonia Fonseca, U.S. 17-92 CRA Program Manager, addressed the Board to present a funding request from the City of Winter Springs in the amount of $451,786 for gateway/streetscape improvements at U.S. 17-92 and Florida Avenue. She advised the estimated cost associated with this project is approximately $821,681. The project meets the required elements of a catalyst project pursuant to the master plan as outlined in the agenda memorandum. She added the City of Winter Springs contributes approximately $60,000 annually to the CRA Trust Fund, with a total contribution of approximately $1,048,000. The City, thus far, has been granted $583,000 from the Fund for the Shepard Road project and the design of the SR 434 intersection.
Ms. Fonseca advised that the Technical Advisory Committee recommends the full amount of the City’s request; however, the Redevelopment Planning Agency (RPA) recommends $325,000, and staff is also recommending $325,000.
Randy Stevenson, Community Development Director for the City of Winter Springs, addressed the Board to introduce the following representatives from the City: Mayor Charles Lacey, Commissioner Pam Carroll, City Manager Kevin Smith, and City Engineer Brian Fields.
Mr. Stevenson displayed a PowerPoint presentation (included in the agenda memorandum) entitled “Florida Avenue Improvements.” He stated the City of Winter Springs has limited frontage along U.S. 17-92 and they have identified Shepard Road and Florida Avenue as two areas where they could make the biggest impact; not only along the frontage but within the CRA to utilize the catalyst project criteria that has been adopted by the BCC. He added the City is also looking to leverage their funds to benefit, not only infrastructure improvements but also the existing businesses along SR 434. He stated they are looking for the extension of Florida Avenue to be developed by a future property owner to provide a linkage option north/south for traffic going from SR 434, at the intersection of North Winter Park Drive, up to U.S. 17-92, and also bisect a piece of property that the City has known as the Winter Springs Golf Course to catalyze future development.
Mr. Stevenson advised they have also talked to the City of Casselberry and there is a potential to extend one of their trails up this new road and to link that through some of the golf course property over to the trail on SR 419, across Seminole Trail.
Mr. Stevenson displayed Florida Avenue Cost Estimate and stated that as part of the budget, they have about $167,000 in direct stormwater costs as well as other infrastructure costs. He noted that this request does not involve any monies that will be expended for landscaping or irrigation; the City will take that on and that estimate is between $65,000 and $75,000. They also propose to put in driveway improvements on the south side; they are county residences and there are a number of driveways they must put in along with the paving and curbing as part of the stormwater improvements.
Mr. Stevenson stated they have talked to the businesses on both sides of Florida Avenue. They will be proposing a driveway into the Kia dealership off of Florida Avenue which would give them the ability not to unload their trucks, as they currently do, on the side of the right-of-way. He displayed and discussed Streetscape Project Concept Overview, Intersection Concept, Catalyst Cycle, “17-92 CRA Funding Helps a Veteran Get a New Home,” Catalyst Criteria, and Annual Tax Revenues.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Dallari in regard to stormwater and how large of an area they will be excepting, Brian Fields, City Engineer for the City of Winter Springs, addressed the Board to advise the project would likely require the construction of a new stormwater pond on the City property that is at the eastern end of Florida Avenue, which is where their wastewater treatment plant is currently. He stated they have not yet sized the pond; they are not adding a lot of new impervious area so he does not think it will require a very large pond. Commissioner Dallari questioned if they would be taking any additional stormwater off of U.S. 17-92. Mr. Fields said they hadn’t planned on doing that but it is something they could look at if necessary as part of the project. They are also looking at possibly expanding the existing Seven Oaks pond.
Chairman Carey gave a brief history on the RPA’s part in this and why they recommended a $325,000 compromise instead of the full amount.
Commissioner Henley stated the Board previously approved $50,000 for the intersection at SR 434 with the City of Longwood and questioned if any of that money had been used. Brett Blackadar, County Engineer, addressed the Board to advise the $50,000 went into the project they have underway; the City has a consultant on board and that consultant is also being contracted directly with the City of Longwood, so they are combining it into one intersection project at U.S. 17-92 and SR 434. Mr. Blackadar added the County has it listed as a third-generation sales tax project. When the design is done and there is an estimate for construction, staff can bring it back to the Board to move it into the third-generation sales tax project. They talked about having a coordination meeting with the County, the City of Winter Springs and City of Longwood staff in the near future to finalize the project.
Commissioner Dallari questioned whether the $50,000 from the CRA Funds is spent or earmarked yet. Ms. Fonseca clarified that the number was reduced to $43,000 from $50,000; it is allocated and has been set aside for the purpose of that design. Commissioner Dallari asked if staff is intending, once the project comes back, to repay that from the third-generation sales tax. Mr. Blackadar responded that the $43,000 was not intended to be repaid; the $43,000 is from CRA Funds and then from this point forward, the construction costs will be third-generation sales tax.
Chairman Carey clarified that when she mentioned Winter Springs had received 55% of their total contribution, the $43,000 was included in that. She added that one of the big concerns they discussed at the RPA meeting was the fact that they know they have a project coming forward from the City of Lake Mary who has only received a small amount of their contribution (24%) and that is why there was the compromise of $325,000.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve the funding request from the City of Winter Springs for the Florida Avenue gateway/streetscape improvements in the amount of $451,786; and adopt the associated Resolution #2015-R-116 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-092 appropriating the funding from the U.S. 17-92 CRA Trust Fund Contingency Reserves for Planned Projects; Florida Avenue Streetscape Project, City of Winter Springs/U.S. 17-92 CRA Agreement.
Under discussion, Commissioner Horan stated he was on CRA/RPA Board and has a lot of knowledge concerning how this particular project gateways and leverages the access through the golf course property and how that will open up other avenues. This will likely be shown in the stormwater study for deals that can be made with regard to stormwater retention, some of which are already being addressed by this project. He stated the return on investment (ROI) has been very high from previous projects that Winter Springs has done and opined he likes the way this particular project is set up to catalyze so many different things, not only the public safety aspect on 17-92 and the Kia dealership but also with regards to opening up what will be connectivity to Casselberry and also to the north and south through the golf course property. He added the golf course property is one of the golf courses they have been trying to address here in Seminole County. He will go with the recommendation of the Technical Advisory Committee and believes it is a good use of the $451,786.
Commissioner Henley questioned with this coming out of the Trust Fund Reserve, what the balance will be in that Reserve. Ms. Fonseca stated they have quite a bit of money that has been programmed for stormwater. That would leave about $8 million remaining for stormwater, $2.4 million for additional catalyst projects, and just under $350,000 for government aid. The Evolution Auto project expired and those funds, which total about $160,000, will become available again which can be put into government aid if they need to assist cities in the future. Chairman Carey added that she believes they would have to allocate that money to government aid to be able to consider the City of Lake Mary’s project.
Chairman Carey stated other things that came up in the discussion at the RPA meeting that she believes are really important include the provision of a driveway cut to the rear of the Kia parcel and also at the meeting, they had asked the County Engineer to talk to the City of Winter Springs about taking over the maintenance of Florida Avenue, which she believes the City would be willing to do. She wants to ensure that the driveway cut is on the record and said there needs to be an application made that will either come to the County or the City, but everyone would need to agree that it would be part of the project.
Chairman Carey stated she will not support the motion just because she thinks there was a compromise made by the RPA that would have been more realistic and she opined that if every city looked for 100% of their investment, there would be no money for stormwater. In addition, the City of Sanford and the City of Lake Mary have had considerably less contribution and in fairness, she will not be supporting this motion.
Commissioner Constantine stated he believes it is important to give the full amount that the City has requested. The County has identified stormwater as a vital concern and certainly an infrastructure amenity that needs to be addressed along 17-92 and he would like to see the City address it as they put the project together because it is important.
Commissioner Constantine opined that he is not as concerned as to who gets what amount and how much one group gets as compared to another group as that they identify the concerns that will improve the economic opportunities along 17-92. Although they would like to see everyone get the exact amount or close to the amount that they put into the fund, they all know that it is not something that will happen or can happen in the real world. Therefore, if this is a project that not only the District Commissioner but that the majority of the Commission feels will bring forth opportunities for the 17-92 area, he is in full support.
Chairman Carey explained that there is a declining traffic count in this stretch from SR 434 to Shepard Avenue; it is down about 12% from 2002. As people locate their businesses, they are looking at traffic counts that are increasing, not decreasing.
Commissioner Dallari agreed that this is a good project for the future and it is a catalyst project. He reiterated that he would like to ask the City to expand their look at the regional stormwater aspects of it and that is why he is supporting this.
Chairman Carey stated that hopefully County staff will go with some specific requests so the City has something to take a look at.
Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 voted AYE.
Chairman Carey voted NAY.
Chairman Carey adjourned the meeting of the U.S. Highway 17-92 Community Redevelopment Agency at 10:25 a.m., and reconvened as the Board of County Commissioners.
John Casselberry, 700 South Lost Lake Lane, addressed the Board in regard to Item #37 on today’s agenda, CC-0194-15, Soldiers Creek Regional Nutrient Removal Stormwater Treatment Facility. He stated that it is about some kind of stormwater treatment budget for between $6 million or $7 million. He had not heard about this in the news. The item seemed to say the Soldiers Creek area was the area they were treating and the treatment plant was an expansion of an existing pond, he believes, north of General Hutchinson Parkway. He spoke with County Engineers about eight years ago and informed them that while driving to Casselberry from Sanford, it seemed that General Hutchinson Parkway kept going downhill until it gets to that rise near Shepard Road and Raven Avenue on 17-92. It looked like the natural low point was not Soldiers Creek, but it was that area down in there. He added he didn’t know what the significance of it was at the time other than it looked like maybe they diverted Soldiers Creek somewhere along the way or created it from natural flow to bring more water towards “Big Tree.” He thinks because of the complication of that amount of water that might be going north of “Big Tree,” it will by osmosis still pull the water underground towards the southern area, so any pollution that might be found north of General Hutchinson Parkway still could be pulled under “Big Tree” towards the south. He doesn’t believe they’ve studied the whole area at one time and there is a lot of artesian pressure close to the surface. He recommends they not proceed until they study the entire area.
Chairman Carey advised that this is actually at the corner of SR 427 and Country Club where there is an existing pond and that this is an agreement that the County made quite some time ago with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to joint participate in a pond for U.S. 17-92 and it is quite a distance from “Big Tree.” She thanked him for his comments.
With regard to public participation, no one else in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Items #3 through #40 and public input was closed.
Speaker Request Form was received and filed.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Dallari requested that Item #37, CC-0194-15, be pulled for a separate discussion.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to authorize and approve the following:
County Managers Office
3. Approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Carlton Henley for miscellaneous travel from April 2015 through June 2015. (A-1036-15)
4. Approve travel and mileage reimbursement to Commissioner Lee Constantine for miscellaneous travel from April 2015 through June 2015. (A-1010-15)
5. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute 10 Satisfactions of Mortgage for households assisted under the County's SHIP Home Ownership Assistance Program, the Rehabilitation Assistance Program or the Reconstruction Assistance Program for the following: Juan and Johanna Cordero, Catherine Freeney, Melicka Freeney, Jeremy Jenkins, Betzabeth Meneses, Jamie A. Myers, Elioenay and Raquel Ramos, Christopher M. Wenger, Zulfikar Visram and Nazira Zulfikar Nazarali, and Tonia K. Vogel. (A-1013-15)
Community Assistance Division
6. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the First Amendment to the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County Community Services Block Grant Child Care Services Program Subrecipient Agreement for an additional $48,400 to provide the extended-day scholarships to low-income residents in Seminole County. (A-1039-15)
7. Approve the recommended funding allocations for Community Services Agency (CSA) Partnership Grant funds in the amount of $679,040 for FY2015/16 and authorize the Chairman to execute the Agreements upon agency execution for the following: Meals on Wheels, Christian Sharing Center, IMPOWER, Early Learning Coalition, Catholic Charities, Safehouse, Harvest Time, Kids House, Rescue Outreach Mission, Lighthouse, Foundation of Seminole County Public Schools, Seminole County Bar Association, Seniors First, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, and Seminole Work Opportunity Program (SWOP). (A-0988-15)
Community Development Division
8. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program FY2015/16 Funding Certification for funding allocation to Seminole County in the amount of $2,114,364 and to use this funding according to the SHIP statute and rules and within the parameters of Seminole County's Local Housing Assistance Plan. (A-1021-15)
9. Approve the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan, 2015-2016 One-Year Action Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Plan; authorize the Chairman to execute corresponding documents and signature pages, the Standard Form 424s, all certification pages, Subrecipient Grant Agreements, and subsequent Grant Agreements with HUD, and authorize Community Services Department staff to submit all plans and corresponding grant documents to HUD for approval. (A-1019-15)
10. Approve and accept the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) monthly snapshot/report and properties acquired by Seminole County Government. (A-1015-15)
Planning & Development Division
11. Approve the plat for the Bellevue subdivision containing 26 lots on 10.10 acres zoned Planned Development (PD), located on the east side of Old Lockwood Road, approximately 500 feet north of Red Ember Road, more particularly known as 3151 Old Lockwood Road, Oviedo; Meritage Homes of Florida, Inc. (A-0990-15)
12. Authorize the Chairman to execute the Satisfaction of Lien for Code Enforcement Board Case #98-15-CEB and Case #98-15A-CEB at 101 E. Lauren Court, Casselberry, Tax Parcel No. 18-21-30-5DX-0000-0010, previously owned by Leonard Aronoff & Linda A. Smith, and currently owned by NUHA Enterprises, Inc. and KG & Sons, LLC. (A-0945-15)
13. Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-117 vacating and abandoning the easterly 4.5 feet of a 7.5-foot utility easement located along the west line of Lot 167, Sunrise Village Unit 4, as recorded in the Public Records of Seminole County, Florida, in Plat Book 29, Pages 38 through 39, more particularly known as 1173 La Mesa Avenue; Amaury Mejia and Sarah Benoit. (A-0895-15)
Solid Waste Management Division
14. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for EQ Florida, Inc. effective from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. (A-1020-15)
15. Renewal of the Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Solid Waste Collection Service with WCA of Florida, LLC from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. (A-0909-15)
Parks & Recreation Division
16. Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-118 amending certain fees set forth in Section 20.35 of the Seminole County Administrative Code related to athletic field rental fees, establishing new fees related to parking and gate entry, and deleting fees for Sylvan Lake Park amenities. (A-0967-15)
17. Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-119 and authorize the Chairman to execute a Local Agency Program (LAP) Supplemental Agreement Number 1 with the State of Florida, Department of Transportation, for the construction of a trail adjacent to Rinehart Road from County Road 46A to north of St. Johns Parkway; FDOT FPN: 435498-1-58/68-01. (A-0992-15)
18. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the First Amendment and First Renewal to Wilshire Plaza, Phase II Lease with Crystal Bay Club, LLC. (A-0809-15)
Budget and Fiscal Management Division
19. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-120 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-086 through the Water and Sewer Bond Series 2015 Fund in the amount of $1,067,585 to recognize the cost of issuance and underwriter's discount from the Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A transaction. (A-1034-15)
20. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-121 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-087 through the Water and Sewer Bond Series 2015 Fund in the amount of $225,254 to recognize the cost of issuance and underwriter's discount from the Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015B transaction. (A-1035-15)
21. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-122 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-088 through the General Fund to appropriate budget in the amount of $300,000 from Reserves to be provided to Weston Park L.P. for construction costs related to the Weston Park Parking Garage. (A-0979-15)
22. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-123 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-093 through the Public Works Grant Fund in the amount of $841,842 to recognize grant funding for the construction of the Rinehart Road Trail Project; FPN#435498-58/68-01. (A-0973-15)
23. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-124 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-094 through the 2001 Infrastructure Sales Tax Fund in the amount of $1,100,000 to increase funding for the CR 419 (East Broadway Street) resurfacing project from Project Contingency. (A-0986-15)
24. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-125 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-095 through the 2001 Infrastructure Sales Tax Fund in the amount of $535,000 to increase funding for the International Parkway resurfacing project from Project Contingency. (A-0987-15)
25. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-126 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-097 through the Public Works Grants Fund in the amount of $247,431 to recognize grant funding for the construction of the Forest City Elementary sidewalk project; FPN#437456-58/68-01. (A-0993-15)
26. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-127 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-099 through the Libraries - Designated Fund, in the amount of $7,000 to establish funding of a library youth program and additional books for youth summer reading. (A-1025-15)
27. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2015-R-128 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-101 using Tourist Development (3%) Fund Reserves in the amount of $605,102 to establish funding for Pre-construction, Architectural and Engineering Services for the Soldiers Creek Park Renovation project #00234714. (A-1033-15)
Purchasing & Contracts Division
28. Award Amendment #1 to SS-602107-14/BJC, Maintenance Agreement for Countywide Communications System in the additional amount of $254,807.91 (funded annually) to Motorola Solutions, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (A-1040-15)
29. Approve Single Source Procurement SS-602329-15/EN for the purchase of sixty-seven (67) Rockets Vehicle-Router Devices including installation, configuration, training, and a five-year warranty, and authorize the issuance of Purchase Order(s) to Utility Associates, Inc., Decatur, Georgia in the amount of $98,923. (A-1022-15)
30. Approve ranking list, authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with F.S. 287.055, the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute one (1) Master Services Agreement (MSA) for PS-0201-15/AEH, Professional Lake Management Services; (Estimated Annual Usage $300,000). (A-1017-15)
31. Authorize unilateral Termination for Default of RFP-602044-14/LJS, Performance Measuring Software and Annual Maintenance with VineLight Business Intelligence, La Vista, Nebraska. (A-1016-15)
32. Approve Work Order #3 to RFQ-9093-13/RTB, Pre-Construction Services for the Soldiers Creek Park Redevelopment to Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for the Seminole County Sports Complex projects (AIA Document) with Wharton-Smith, Inc., Sanford, in the amount of $138,236.78; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order. (A-1011-15)
33. Approve Work Order #4 to PS-9092-13/RTB, Architectural and Engineering Services for the Soldiers Creek Park Redevelopment for Seminole County Sports Complex projects with HKS Architects, Inc., Orlando, in the amount of $566,864.48; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order. (A-1012-15)
34. Award CC-0222-15/AMM, Heathrow Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Wells #1 and #4 replacement in the amount of $723,400.00 to Rowe Drilling Company, Inc., Lakeland; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (A-1007-15)
35. Approve Amendment #1 to Work Order #14 to PS-8186-13/DRR, Continuing Engineering Services for Utility Improvement Projects for Yankee Lake Water Reclamation Facility repair and restoration with Hazen and Sawyer, Orlando, in the amount of $21,709.53; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order Amendment. (A-0999-15)
36. Approve Amendment #3 to Work Order #11 to PS-8186-13/DRR, Continuing Engineering Services for Utility Improvement Projects for Heathrow Wells #1 and #4 replacement and performance testing with Hazen and Sawyer, Orlando, in the amount of $193,164.75; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Work Order Amendment. (A-0991-15)
38. Approve an increase to the Board-approved Estimated Annual Usage under PS-8286-13/JVP, Master Agreement for Miscellaneous Capacity and Safety Improvement Evaluations, by an additional $150,000 annually. (A-0980-15)
39. Award RFP-602259-15/GCM, Term Contract for Travel Time and Delay Study, to Metric Engineering, Inc., Lake Mary; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (A-0968-15)
40. Approve ranking list; authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with F.S. 287.055, the Consultants Competitive Negotiations Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute one (1) Master Services Agreement (MSA) for PS-0157-15/AMM, Landfill Gas Management, Engineering, Permit Compliance & Field Services (Estimated Annual Usage $195,000). (A-0951-15)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #37 – A-0981-15
In regard to Item #37, consideration to award CC-0194-15, Construction Services Agreement in connection with Soldiers Creek Regional Nutrient Removal Stormwater Treatment Facility to Prime Construction Group, Inc., Commissioner Dallari stated, as Chairman Carey explained, this project has been going on with the County for at least two years, not just in the policy but in the implications of how to widen U.S. 17-92, the partnership with FDOT in particular. They have had a lot of discussions and even had a workshop on it. Throughout this, from a policy standpoint, he stated he has always been opposed to using the Alum system (Aluminum Sulfate injection system); therefore, he cannot in good conscience move forward in support of this project. He believes the cost of Alum will be extremely high in the future and will be detrimental to this county, which is why he asked that it be pulled for discussion.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve the award of CC-0194-15/AEH, Soldiers Creek Regional Nutrient Removal Stormwater Treatment Facility, in the amount of $6,696,716.25 to Prime Construction Group, Inc., Orlando; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.
Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Dallari voted NAY.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS’ CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to approve the following:
41. Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated May 26, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and July 6, 2015; Payroll Approval Lists dated June 4, 18, and July 2, 2015; and the BCC Official Minutes dated May 12 and June 9, 2015; (A-1038-15)
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk’s “Received and Filed”:
1. Management/Organizational Assessment Study – Operational Efficiency Analysis of Seminole County Public Safety Department prepared by TriData Division, System Planning Corporation.
2. Sheriff’s Office FY2015/16 Proposed Budget.
3. Seminole County Port Authority (SCOPA) FY2015/16 Budget.
4. Special Review of Wright Express Credit Cards (Wex Cards) prepared by Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
5. Investigative Review of Cooperative Extension Service Deposit prepared by Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
6. Follow-up Review of Retiree Health Insurance Premiums prepared by Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
7. Follow-up Review of Johns Eastern Company, Inc. Contract prepared by Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
8. Addendum to the Follow-up Review of Johns Eastern Company, Inc. Contract prepared by Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.
9. Florida Public Service Commission Order approving an increase in water and wastewater rates in Seminole County by Sanlando Utilities Corporation; Order No. PSC-15-0233-PAA-WS issued 6/3/15.
10. Florida Public Service Commission Consummating Order regarding fuel and purchased power cost recovery clause with generating performance incentive factor, and nuclear cost recovery clause; Order No. PSC-15-0230-CO-EI issued 6/1/15.
11. Release of Liens as to Particular Parcel, Code Enforcement Board Case No. 12-50-CEB, Payment of $57,000 by Wells Fargo Bank, as approved by the BCC on 2/24/15.
12. Satisfaction of Memorandum of Agreement for the benefit of Seminole County, Parcel No. 08-20-32-300-007B-0000, by Doris Wallace Phillips, Owner.
13. Performance Bond #2197767 in the amount of $249,060.99, Pinter Planned Development (Wawa) and Anchor Road Plat.
14. Performance Bond #0192160 in the amount of $512,939.90, West Lake Self-Storage Center and West Lake Animal Hospital; West Lake Center Plat; and Title Opinion.
15. Performance Bond #SU1133490 in the amount of $30,056.40, Steeple Chase Phase 2A (L & L Acres); Steeple Chase Replat Tract N; and Steeple Chase Replat Tract F.
16. Rider for Maintenance Bond #929608922 for water and sewer facilities, amount amended from $9,308 to $11,335; Queen’s Club.
17. Maintenance Bond #SUR0031818 for water and sewer facilities in the amount of $65,553.90, Astor Grande at Lake Forest.
18. Maintenance Bond #259535C for water and sewer facilities in the amount of $5,830.25, Lake Forest Village Shoppes Phase 2.
19. Bill of Sale accepting potable and reclaimed water and sewer systems within the project known as Queen’s Club; Standard Pacific of Florida, Inc.
20. Conditional Utility Agreement for water, wastewater or reclaimed water services for the project known as Jakubcin; JEL Land Development, LLC.
21. Bill of Sale accepting potable and reclaimed water and sewer systems within the project known as Astor Grande at Lake Forest; M/I Homes of Orlando, LLC.
22. Bill of Sale accepting potable and reclaimed water systems within the project known as Integra Village; Panther Sanford Villages, LLC.
23. Utility Agreement for sewer service for the project known as Sikh Society; Sikh Society of Central Florida.
24. Bill of Sale accepting potable and reclaimed water and sewer systems within the project known as Preserve at Lake Sylvan; Park Square Enterprises, LLC.
25. Bill of Sale accepting water and sewer systems within the project known as Shoppes at Oviedo (Sprint/Mattress One); Dimension Oviedo Venture, LLC.
26. Addendum #1 to Development Order #14-20500017, Old Lockwood Planned Development, Bellevue Minor Amendment.
27. Addendum #1 to Developer’s Commitment Agreement #14-20500019, Old Lockwood Planned Development.
28. Final Development Plan and Developer’s Commitment Agreement #14-20500034, Pinter Planned Development, Wawa.
29. Developer’s Commitment Agreement #15-55000002, ATS (Adult Toy Storage) Planned Development.
30. Developer’s Commitment Agreement #15-20500001, Island & Village of Geneva Rural Heritage Center Planned Development.
31. Development Orders regarding alcoholic beverage licenses as follows: #15-27500014, Bavaro’s Pizza, 1468 Tuskawilla Road; #15-27500017, Pi Hole Pizza, 4235 West Lake Mary Boulevard; #15-27500018, Stone House Pizza, 3050 Alafaya Trail; #15-27500019, Bambu Vietnamese Restaurant, 5040 West SR 46; #15-27500020, Starbucks, 1400 Tuskawilla Road; and #14-27500041, 3717 Lake Emma Road, Pizza 1905 LLC.
32. Development Orders regarding variances as follows: #15-30000023, Queen’s Club, Stephen Polachek; #15-30000013, Stacey Rowell; #15-30000014, Arna G. Brown; #15-30000018, Glen A. and Cynthia M. Farley; #15-30000015, Harry T. Jenkins; #15-30000019, Raquel and Richard Castilloveitia; #15-30000021, Harold and Mamie Bingham; #15-30000022, Ricky L. and Patrica M. Cupples; #15-30000020, Edward L. Smith and Anita K. Hall; D.O. #15-30000025, Joseph G. Mazza and Celina Morales; #15-30000030, Anthony P. Brewer; #15-30000032, Jose A. and Ada G. Cruz; #15-30000026, Rebecca A. Carman; and #15-30000031, Nora Janowich.
33. Development Order #15-32000001, Special Exception, Sikh Society of Central Florida, Inc.
34. Development Order #15-30000002, Communication Tower, Clont’s Ranch, Inc.
35. Denial Development Orders regarding variances as follows: #14-30000101, Nancy A. Tron; and #15-30000029, Christopher and Lisa Surmacz.
36. Parks Contracts for Services for the following: Brittany Morrow, Debra L. English, Anthony G. Whitehurst, Jacob Barton, and Michelle Jean Bavaro; and Tennis Developmental Instructor Agreements for the following: Marc Simon, Philip Edward Murray, Stephen William All, Ashley Cabral, Stefan Michael Levine, and Quan Ngo; Associate Tennis Pro Agreement for Sarah Harkins; and Assistant Tennis Pro Agreement for Geojun Adalla Wu.
37. Purchase Agreement Fee Simple with Elizabeth Ann Miedema Hamilton, Parcel #17-21-29-5BG-0000-079L.
38. Amendment #2 to the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Reinvestment Grant Agreement #LHZ41.
39. Amendment #2 to the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CJMHSA) Centralized Coordination Program Reinvestment Grant Subrecipient Funding Agreement; Aspire Health Partners, Inc.
40. Pet Rescue Cooperative Service Agreements with the following: Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc.; Papillon Haven Rescue; Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida, Inc.; Sophie’s Circle; Florida Boxer Rescue, Inc.; Pixel’s Posse, Inc. d/b/a The Pixel Fund; Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast (STRSE); Aristocats, Inc.; and Suncoast Basset Rescue, Inc.
41. PS-0033-15 (2) Master Services Agreements: Bentley Architects & Engineers, and Architectural Design Collaborative, as approved by the BCC on 4/28/15.
42. Amendment #1 to Work Order #10 to PS-1666-07, Inwood Consulting Engineers.
43. Work Order #14 to PS-2051-07, Environmental Research & Design.
44. Amendment #3 to Work Order #48 to PS-4388-09, Pegasus Engineering.
45. Amendment #2 to Work Order #58 to PS-4388-09, Inwood Consulting Engineers.
46. Amendment #1 to Work Order #64 to PS-4388-09, Pegasus Engineering.
47. Work Order #85 to PS-4388-09, Pegasus Engineering.
48. Work Order #86 to PS-4388-09, HNTB Corp.
49. Work Order #87 to PS-4388-09, RS&H Inc.
50. Work Order #88 to PS-4388-09, HNTB Corp.
51. Work Orders #89 and #90 to PS-4388-09, Inwood Consulting Engineers.
52. Change Order #2 to CC-5075-10, AJC Construction.
53. Amendment #6 to Work Order #4 to PS-5107-01, Singhofen & Associates.
54. Amendment #4 to Work Order #9 to PS-5140-03, URS Corporation Southern.
55. Amendment #2 to Work Order #32 to PS-5190-05, CH2M Hill Engineers.
56. Amendment #5 to Work Order #1 to PS-5738-10, URS Corporation Southern.
57. Change Order #7 to Work Order #6 to RFQ-5888-10, Wharton-Smith.
58. Amendment #4 to Work Order #2 to PS-8005-12, CDM Smith.
59. Amendment #1 to PS-8047-12, Tierra Inc.
60. Amendment #2 to PS-8047-12, NODARSE (A Terracon Company).
61. Amendment #1 to Work Order #23 to PS-8047-12, Tierra.
62. Amendment #1 to Work Order #3 to PS-8146-12, E Sciences.
63. Amendment #1 to Work Order #8 to PS-8146-12, E Sciences.
64. Amendment #2 to Work Order #6 to PS-8148-12, Keith & Schnars, P.A.
65. Amendment #2 to Work Order #10 to PS-8148-12, Atkins North America.
66. Amendment #1 to Work Order #13 to PS-8148-12, Atkins North America.
67. Closeout to Work Order #20 to CC-8199-12, Conpilog International Company.
68. Change Order #1 to Work Order #25 to CC-8199-12, C.E. James Inc.
69. Change Order #1 to Work Order #27 to CC-8199-12, Castille Company.
70. Amendment #1 to Work Order #28 to CC-8199-12, C.E. James Inc.
71. Work Order #17 to PS-8286-13, Kittelson & Associates.
72. Change Order #4 to CC-8825-13, Shoemaker Construction.
73. Amendment #1 to Work Order #1 to PS-8827-13, Metric Engineering.
74. Work Order #2 to PS-8827-13, Metric Engineering.
75. Change Order #2 to Work Order #5 to CC-9072-13, All-In Construction Services.
76. Closeout to Work Order #1 to CC-9072-13, Corinthian Builders.
77. Change Orders #1, #2, #3 and #4 to CC-9081-13, Masci General Contractor.
78. Amendment #1 to Work Order #2 to RFQ-9093-13, Wharton-Smith.
79. Change Order #2 to CC-9170-13, Estep Construction.
80. Closeout to Work Order #4 to CC-9184-13, Affordable Development.
81. Work Orders #5 and #6 to CC-9184-13, Central Florida Environmental.
82. Closeout to Work Order #6 to CC-9192-13, All-In Construction Services.
83. Work Order #15 to CC-9192-13, Linton Enterprises.
84. Work Order #16 to CC-9192-13, All-In Construction Services.
85. Work Order #17 to CC-9192-13, Corinthian Builders.
86. Change Order #1 to CC-9706-14, Gregori Construction.
87. Amendment #1 to Work Order #2 to PS-9742-14, CH2M Hill Engineers.
88. Change Order #1 to CC-9942-14, Prime Construction Group.
89. Change Order #2 to CC-9753-14, Construct Company Inc.
90. Change Order #2 to CC-9909-15, CMI Environmental.
91. PS-9983-15 (2) Master Services Agreements: Atkins North America, and Infrastructure Engineers, as approved by the BCC on 4/28/15.
92. Amendment #4 to RFP-600747-09, Tetra Tech.
93. Amendment #3 to IFB-601110-11, Space Coast Fire & Safety.
94. Amendment #3 to IFB-601295-11, Valleycrest Landscape Maintenance.
95. Amendment #1 to IFB-601359, Regency Lighting (Secondary Contractor).
96. Amendment #1 to IFB-601802-13, Space Coast Fire & Safety.
97. Amendment #1 to RFP-601929-14, Howroyd Wright Employment Agency d/b/a AppleOne Employment Services.
98. Amendment #1 to IFB-602105-14, Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida.
99. IFB-602239-15, Hertz Equipment Rental Corp.
100. IFB-602258-15, Temple Inc.
101. Bids as follows:
IFB-602242-15 from Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management; Vector Disease Control;
RFP-602264-15 from Lonnie N. Groot, Esq. of Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert & Whigham, P.A.; Shannon Marie Charles, Esq. of Charles Maynard Law;
IFB-602286-15 from Computer Power Systems; Precision Power Services;
PS-0157-15 from S2L Inc.; SCS Engineers; Kelner Engineering; HDR Engineering; Conestoga-Rovers & Associates; Carlson Environmental Consultants;
PS-0009-15 from Pegasus Engineering; CPH Inc.; Atkins North America; Inwood Consulting Engineers; Metric Engineering; Avcon; Cardno; Connelly & Wicker; Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group; Dewberry Engineers; DRMP Inc.; England-Thims & Miller; Faller, Davis & Associates; HDR Engineering; Infrastructure Engineers; Kelly, Collins & Gentry; Kisinger Campo & Associates; METRO Consulting Group; Neel-Schaffer; Parsons Brinckerhoff; RS&H Inc.; Stantec Consulting Services; URS Corporation Southern; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin; Volkert; Wantman Group;
RFP-602259-15 from Florida Transportation Engineering; F.R. Aleman & Associates; Metric Engineering; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin; and
IFB-602239-15 from High Reach Company; Ring Power Corp.; and Hertz Equipment Rental Corp.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Agenda Item #42 – A-0926-15
Edward Bass, Resource Management Director, addressed the Board to present a request for approval to establish the 2015 proposed millage rates and to set the date, time and place for the first public hearing to adopt the tentative FY2015/16 budget.
Mr. Bass stated the County Manager’s proposed budget for 2016 as distributed to the Board on July 20th has been prepared based on maintaining the current operating millage rates for all Board of County Commission taxing districts. He displayed and reviewed TRIM Millage Rates which summarized the rolled-back millage rates, proposed millage rates and the percentage increase/decrease over rolled-back millage rates for each millage levy of Seminole County government, as outlined in the agenda memorandum. He reminded the Board that the City of Casselberry’s values are now included in the County’s taxable values.
Mr. Bass concluded his presentation noting that the proposed “aggregate” millage rate for all BCC taxing districts is 6.6171 mills, which represents a 5.26% increase over the current year “aggregate” rolled-back millage rate of 6.2862 mills. He added the total proposed millage rate levied by the Board for 2016 is 7.3157. He then listed the dates and times staff is requesting for the public hearings to approve the millage rates and budget.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to approve the tentative millage rates to be included on the Truth in Millage (TRIM) notifications based on the millage presentation; and authorize staff to schedule the first public hearing for the adoption of the tentative budget for FY2015/16 on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., and the second public hearing to adopt the final millage levy and budget for FY2015/16 on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Under discussion, Commissioner Horan stated that several years ago, the Legislature changed the form and format and called it “Truth in Millage.” He explained they are not increasing taxes but that is what the TRIM notice basically tells people because it says that anything above the roll-back rate is a tax increase, which of course, incorporates into a governmental form the imbecilic notion that an entity that is growing always has the same expenses or fewer expenses. He said he will vote for the required TRIM notice, but stated they are keeping the millage at the same rate but he hopes this particular TRIM notice and format will be changed by the State to give a correct reflection of exactly what is going on in the budgets.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Agenda Item #43 – A-1068-15
Pamela Lynch, Business Development Manager with Economic Development, addressed the Board to present a request for approval of a Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) Funding Agreement with Annie’s Euro American Bakery in the amount of $22,000, to be split evenly with the City of Longwood; an Interlocal Funding Agreement with the City of Longwood; and adoption of a Resolution implementing the associated Budget Amendment Request.
Ms. Lynch reviewed details of the Jobs Growth Incentive program. She reviewed the request as outlined in the agenda memorandum. She advised the City of Longwood agreed to equally participate with a funding split of $11,000 for each jurisdiction and that staff recommends approval. Ms. Lynch advised that Jennifer Santos, the CFO and General Manager from Annie’s Euro American Bakery, is present to answer any questions the Board may have.
Commissioner Horan confirmed with Ms. Lynch that there will be approximately 7,000 square feet of additional commercial space that will be leased. She stated their total square footage will then be 22,000 square feet.
Chairman Carey submitted correspondence (received and filed) from David Leavitt that was sent to all the commission offices into the record.
No one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to approve a Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) Funding Agreement with Annie’s Euro American Bakery, providing an incentive of $1,000 per job for a total of $22,000, to be split evenly with the City of Longwood, for the creation of 22 jobs; approve the Interlocal Funding Agreement with the City of Longwood addressing the City’s contribution of $11,000 to the JGI incentive; and adopt appropriate Resolution #2015-R-129 implementing the associated Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #15-096 to establish funding in the amount of $22,000 for the JGI Grant award to Annie's Euro American Bakery through the Economic Development Trust Fund.
Under discussion, Commissioner Constantine stated he consistently brings forth the criteria that, in his mind, is important whenever they approve something like this. He opined that all but one of the six criteria has been met in this instance, which is the “jobs first” and he hopes that at some point that can be done in the future even with this program as it is with the state program.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Agenda Item #44 – A-0962-15
Rebecca Hammock, Planning & Development, addressed the Board to present a request for reduction of the Code Enforcement Board lien from $18,250 to $250, for Case #12-135-CEB on the property located at 300 Adair Avenue, Longwood, Tax Parcel #01-21-29-5CK-120H-0030; previously owned by Hui-Min & Helen Yu Tsai, and currently owned by Winston Tsai, Applicant.
Ms. Hammock reviewed the background timeline as outlined in the agenda memorandum. She stated the property owner repaired a collapsing fence by replacing several fence panels without first obtaining a building permit. She added the property owner obtained an after-the-fact permit and brought the property into compliance. The current property owner took ownership of the property through probate after the death of his father and is now requesting a lien reduction from $18,250 to $250. Staff recommends that the Applicant’s request be approved based on established policy guidelines which allow full reductions in cases of financial hardship or when the respondent is elderly or physically unable to bring the property into compliance. Staff further recommends that if the lien reduction is granted but not paid within 30 days, the lien revert back to its original, total amount of $18,250.
Chairman Carey stated she feels there is no rhyme or reason to how these penalties are imposed; and if it is a life safety issue, like an unsecured pool, she can understand applying the harshest penalty. But, this is someone who repaired a fence that was already there, whether it had a permit or not; the code violation was that the fence was falling down. A young man tries to help out his family, repairs a fence, and now gets a $250-a-day fine. She stated they probably need to go back again and work with the Code Enforcement Board if they are going to use that process. She added there has got to be some reasonable approach as to how they decide what kind of fine they are going impose.
Chairman Carey also stated she finds it interesting as to how they come up with the administrative costs. In this particular case, there are almost $1,500 in administrative costs and they see some that go on for years and have a $600 administrative cost.
Chairman Carey summarized that there are two issues that this case has brought to the forefront and they are (1) how the administrative fees are calculated, and (2) how the penalties are imposed. She believes staff needs to look at this to see if this is the best way to continue forward with Code Enforcement and if they are going to send it to a volunteer panel, there has got to be some training about how you pick the number or how staff will recommend a number, because again these are not life-safety issues.
Commissioner Horan stated he had the same impression when he read this and said it would be nice if they had some kind of tiered process.
Chairman Carey stated this case should never have made it this far.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to reduce the Code Enforcement Board lien from $18,250 to $250, for Case #12-135-CEB on the property located at 300 Adair Avenue, Longwood, Tax Parcel #01-21-29-5CK-120H-0030; previously owned by Hui-Min & Helen Yu Tsai, and currently owned by Winston Tsai; require this reduced amount be paid within 30 days or the lien will revert to its original total amount of $18,250; and authorize the Chairman to execute the Satisfaction of Lien upon payment in full.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Carey requested that the County Manager schedule time to look at this particular issue and come back to the Board with a recommendation of moving forward to assist the citizens in being treated fairly.
COUNTY MANAGER AND STAFF BRIEFINGS
Agenda Item #45 – A-1042-15
The Board noted, for information only, the Informational Budget Transfer Status Report for FY 2014/15 (June 2015).
The Board recessed the meeting at 10:45 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Terri Porter who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Erin Leben, who was present at the Opening Session.
PROOFS OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to authorize the filing of the proofs of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearings into the Official Record.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 270.364(d)
OF THE SEMINOLE COUNTY CODE
Agenda Item #46 – PH-0938-15
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance amending Section 270.364(d) (General Sewer Use Requirements) of the Seminole County Code; updating pollutant limits for discharged wastewater to the Seminole County Wastewater Collection System; providing for codification in the Seminole County Code; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date; received and filed.
Carol Hunter, Director of Environmental Services, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. She stated staff recommends approval of the request.
No one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute Ordinance #2015-14, amending the County’s General Sewer Use Requirements set forth in Section 270.364(d) of the Seminole County Code; updating pollutant limits for discharged wastewater to the Seminole County Wastewater Collection System; providing for codification in the Seminole County Code; providing for severability; and providing an effective date, as described in the proof of publication.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
OVIEDO MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
OF REGIONAL IMPACT (DRI)
Agenda Item #47 – PH-0963-15
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider approval of the Second Addendum to the First Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Substantial Deviation Development Order for 431 acres located at the intersection of SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) and Red Bug Lake Road, and extending south along Red Bug Lake Road; Rex Weeks, ABC Liquors, Inc.; received and filed.
Tony Matthews, Planning & Development Division, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. This proposal relates solely to Parcels #17 and #27 of the Oviedo MarketPlace DRI. He advised staff has notified the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) and both have sent comments indicating they see no need for additional DRI review. He added that staff has contacted the City of Winter Springs and the City of Oviedo and both have no comments.
Mr. Matthews stated on July 27th, the Board of Adjustment (BOA) unanimously approved an amendment to the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Store Special Exception, which was originally approved in 2006 for the requested expansion of the property. He noted the ultimate purpose of the Addendum to the DRI Development Order is to provide the additional square footage for the expansion of the ABC Store. Mr. Matthews advised staff is recommending approval of the request with the finding that the Second Addendum is not a substantial deviation to the DRI and does not require additional DRI review.
Ross Galbraith, DRMP, Inc., addressed the Board to state DRMP is the agent for the Applicant and they concur with staff’s report and recommendation. He offered to answer any questions the Board may have.
No one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve the Second Addendum to the First Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Substantial Deviation Development Order for the Oviedo Marketplace DRI located at the intersection of SR 417 (Central Florida GreeneWay) and Red Bug Lake Road, and extending south along Red Bug Lake Road, with the finding that the Second Addendum is not a Substantial Deviation to the DRI Development Order and does not require additional DRI review, as described in the proof of publication; Rex Weeks, ABC Liquors, Inc.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
PIEDMONT TOWNPARK NORTH REZONE
Agenda Item #48 – PH-2015-144
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) and A-1 (Agriculture) to PD (Planned Development); and approval of the associated Development Order and Master Development Plan for 18.92 acres located on the east side of International Parkway, approximately one-half mile north of CR 46A; Piedmont TownPark Land, LLC, received and filed.
Kathy Hammel, Development Services, addressed the Board to present the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. Ms. Hammel stated this is a request to develop this property into a mixed-use development consisting of office, hotel and retail commercial. She advised the request is consistent with the County’s Future Land Use Map as well as the agreement Seminole County entered into with Colonial in 2006 concerning this Tract, which was formerly known as the Bomar Tract. Ms. Hammel stated on July 1, 2015 the Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the request and staff is also recommending approval of the request.
Chairman Carey noted there was a change to the Development Order (received and filed) that was circulated and wanted to ensure everybody had seen the latest version. She reminded everyone when this Tract was the Bomar Tract, Colonial Properties dedicated some right-of-way so that the S.R. 417 exit ramp could be punched through to International Parkway, which was a very important part of getting traffic from there because people used to have to get off at Rinehart Road and go around to get to International Parkway.
At the request of Commissioner Dallari, Ms. Hammel displayed an aerial photograph and confirmed there is no land in between the subject property and the continuation of SR 417.
Randall Morris, 323 West Trotters Drive, addressed the Board to introduce Luke Classon, IBI Group; Tom Green, Michelle Pierce, and Paul Vera, Providence One Partners; and Mark Reiter, Piedmont Office Realty Trust. He submitted business cards for himself and Mr. Classon into the record.
Mr. Morris displayed a PowerPoint presentation entitled TownPark Commons PD Re-Zoning (copy received and filed) and reviewed the “Location Map.” He stated the project has been re-designated to TownPark Commons since they originally applied and is located just north of TownPark. He noted Mr. Green was the visionary behind TownPark and that project has been a great success.
Mr. Morris reviewed “Aerial Map Seminole County, FL” and “Zoning Map Seminole County, FL.” He continued his presentation by reviewing “Higher Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry” indicating that this project is the first to fully utilize HIP-TI since the category came into place 20 years ago.
Mr. Morris reviewed “Allowable FAR.” He explained that the current maximum FAR (floor area ratio) for the HIP-TI Land Use category is 1.0 per the Comprehensive Plan; however, the proposed development is 1,200,000 square feet on just under 19 acres, which would amount to a 1.46 FAR. He stated they are requesting the Board consider an Administrative Comp Plan change to reflect a higher FAR so this project can reach its true vision. He advised his understanding of the reason a 1.0 FAR was set when the HIP-TI Land Use category was created in the 1990s is because Seminole County was considered a suburban county and a 1.0 FAR was unheard of. He noted with recent developments, a 1.0 FAR is much more common.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. Morris stated the Development Order originally reflected a cap at 1.0 FAR. If the Board were to choose to make an amendment to the Comp Plan to reflect a HIP-TI with a higher FAR, the project would qualify for that at the time they come through with their final engineering, which would probably be in about four months. At the request of Commissioner Dallari and Ms. Guillet, Mr. Morris continued his review of the “Allowable FAR” slide and indicated the development will have 800,000 square feet of Class-A Office, a 250-room hotel, and 100,000 square feet of retail. He noted the square footage of the hotel is somewhat undefined because they are not sure what the ultimate FAR would do and what kind of meeting space they would have. He stated the proposed square footage will change. He advised the actual FAR would be 1.46. Chairman Carey stated the amended Development Order reflects that there will be 100,000 square feet of Retail Commercial, 800,000 square feet of General Office and a 250-room hotel. Mr. Classon added they had to assign some square footage for the hotel, so they assumed 1,200 feet per hotel unit, equaling 300,000 square feet, resulting in the 1.46 FAR. Ms. Guillet stated the PUD Land Use chart included in the Master Plan actually reflects the actual FAR measurements.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Dallari, Mr. Morris stated amending the FAR will not require an amendment to the height requirements. He added that they have done a check in terms of circulation around the airport and they are completely clear from that zone also. Chairman Carey mentioned the Board has approved 100 feet across the street from this site so height typically is not an issue. Mr. Morris stated they are looking at ten-story buildings.
Mr. Morris displayed an aerial photograph of the future plan for the Wekiva Parkway as it affects this property. He reviewed the photograph and described the location of the existing ramp and a new earthen ramp that will go into the interchange.
Mr. Morris explained that when they started this project, they thought the current ramp was to be closed but now under value engineering, FDOT has chosen not to close it. He added that the engineers at FDOT District 5 have just started on July 1st, so they do not have finite numbers yet regarding right-of-way that will be needed and noted FDOT will be corner-clipping the subject property. He explained this is an area of negotiation that they are having with FDOT right now when they shrink their property to try to do a cash-free exchange with them of some kind or a stormwater retention exchange.
Mr. Morris reviewed an aerial rendering of the current ramp. He advised currently they are proposing a right-in/right-out on International Parkway. He stated that Mr. Blackadar has expressed his concern they are too close to the light at the ramp, although they would like to test that temporarily. He stated they have also discussed with FDOT the possibility of a northern exit off of the property to go directly onto the ramp and added this has been done around the state of Florida on other developments. Mr. Morris advised this section is 35 mph, so it would be easy to do and would give good afternoon/evening flow out of the project. He noted there is another entrance on International Parkway on the DRI's property of TownPark and they would be sharing that ingress and egress. Luke Classon, IBI Group, addressed the Board to advise there is an easement in place for that.
Mr. Morris reviewed an artist’s rendering of the proposed site. He indicated the potential location of the future freeway ramp and the location of the right-of-way FDOT would seize in what he hopes is a negotiated “taking.” He stated if FDOT does a no-build on the ramp, then their plan would change and noted they would be losing a significant amount for retention. He stated in that “taking,” they would be losing 7.5 acre-feet of retention and retention ponds tend to be 10 feet or more. He displayed an aerial photograph and indicated it is a better close-up of the ramp. He advised they have retained an engineer regarding the ramp and noted that study would be done based upon the parameters that FDOT asks them for. He stated the issue here is whether there is any Federal involvement or Federal funds that went into this ramp; then they would have to also deal with Federal folks on permission.
Tom Green, Providence One Partners, LLC, addressed the Board to express his appreciation for the opportunity to showcase the vision of TownPark Commons going forward. He displayed a PowerPoint presentation entitled TownPark Commons (copy received and filed.) He reviewed “Site Aerial” and described how TownPark Commons will complement the Colonial TownPark development. He advised in areas where two major highways intersect, like Lake Mary, there is a continued demand and noted over the last few years the office market has done wonderfully. He explained that as these areas run out of land, the transition is ultimately to a covered, structured parking element, which is a big step for an office market because the tenant is signing up to pay more rent to be there. Mr. Morris indicated the size of the parking lots on the aerial photo.
Mr. Green referred to the “Site Aerial” and advised this development will not look exactly like it does in the photograph at its completion. He explained this is a visionary plan and it will change based upon market conditions and demand elements and it will not all be built at the same time.
Mr. Green reviewed “Overall Site Plan.” Mr. Morris indicated the parking structures could be five to eight stories, potentially as large as 1,320 cars each.
Mr. Green reviewed six renderings of the project entitled “TownPark Commons.” He stated they have spent a lot of time on this because they know it is a very strategic property, not only for Piedmont but also for the community long-term. He stated they are trying to connect a quality level. He noted in developments like these, it is important to have an anchoring element as well as an end point, which for this project will be the hotel. Mr. Morris added that the focal point will be the plaza. Mr. Green reiterated that as the market matures, the biggest test of the market and transition is whether they will be able to find users that will commit to structured parking. He announced that they have just signed a long-term lease for 180,000 square feet with a 600-car parking structure in the 500 building indicated on the rendering.
No one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Information packet from Mr. Green was received and filed.
Motion by Chairman Carey, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to adopt Ordinance #2015-15, enacting a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) and PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development); and approve the associated Development Order and Master Development Plan, as amended, for 18.92 acres located on the east side of International Parkway, approximately one-half mile north of CR 46A; as described in the proof of publication, Piedmont TownPark Land, LLC.
Under discussion, Commissioner Dallari stated he wanted to ensure the intent of the motion included the changes that were presented earlier today. Chairman Carey stated the intent of her motion included the amendments to the Development Order.
Chairman Carey requested the County Manager look at the Seminole County Comprehensive Plan regarding the FAR function of HIP-TI. She reminded staff International Parkway is a County road, not an FDOT road and the County is not required to do everything by the FDOT Greenbook. She remarked that in a development of this size and impact, a left-turn lane would probably be very helpful in the movement of consumers, people and goods.
Ms. Guillet suggested that since the Board has requested staff look at the HIP-TI category with regard to FAR, they look at the Land Use category altogether since a number of years have passed and development trends have changed. Chairman Carey agreed and stated a lot has changed since this category was created.
Commissioner Dallari stated he wanted to ensure staff continues working with the Applicant and FDOT to ensure whatever changes need to be made to the off-ramp and retention pond are facilitated.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Horan, Mr. Morris advised they would like the left end of the project to be roughly 300 feet from the traffic signal.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Carey reminded the Board that at the last meeting, she asked for names for the MetroPlan Citizens Advisory Committee and the name Tony Tizzio was submitted.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Horan, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2015-R-130, appointing Tony Tizzio to the MetroPlan Citizens Advisory Committee, for an unexpired term, ending January of 2019.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Carey stated due to an attendance issue in their policy, the Animal Control Board needs an appointment for a veterinarian member. She stated the policy is very specific that the board has a veterinarian member so she is requesting they ask the current member to stay on until he is replaced in order to stay in compliance. She requested staff follow up on possible members and come back with some names at the next meeting.
Chairman Carey stated the Orange County BCC public hearing regarding the Lake Pickett North and South projects was today. Tony Matthews, Planning & Development, addressed the Board to state he is anticipating the public hearing for Lake Pickett to end later in the day and noted staff is present on behalf of Seminole County. He confirmed that staff will present the letters to Mayor Jacobs from the Seminole County BCC to the Orange County BCC. Chairman Carey requested that when staff receives a response regarding the public hearing, they circulate it to the Commissioners via email.
Chairman Carey reported she received a letter from Mayor Jacobs regarding the assembly of a local task force to evaluate options for advancing the timing of the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Project. Chairman Carey stated Mayor Jacobs is asking for two appointments and she spoke with Mayor Jacobs regarding an alternate. In the letter, Mayor Jacobs suggested the Chairman and Commissioner Dallari, as the former chairman of MetroPlan Orlando, would be two good candidates for the task force. Chairman Carey advised she will be appointing herself and Commissioner Dallari as members and Commissioner Horan as the alternate for that task force unless there are any objections. No objections were voiced. She stated she has asked for a time commitment and does not have an answer yet.
Ex parte communications from Chairman Carey were received and filed.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter and attachments dated June 29, 2015 from Traci Houchin, City of Sanford Deputy City Clerk, to Board of County Commissioners RE: Notice for Ordinance No. 4347, annexing property generally described as follows: 1.75 acres between E. 27th Street and E. 28th Street and between Sanford Ave. and Magnolia Ave.
2. Copy of letter and attachments dated June 29, 2015 from Major Greg Futch, Director of Department of Corrections of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, to the Honorable Carlton Henley (salutation to Chairman Carey) RE: 2015 Annual F.M.J.S. Facility Inspection Report of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
3. Letter dated June 30, 2015 from Ana Richmond, Chief of the Bureau of Community Planning, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, to Chairman Carey RE: Seminole County Ordinance 2015-9. (C: Rebecca Hammock, Planning & Development Division Manager, Seminole County; Hugh Harling, ECFRPC Executive Director)
4. Letter dated July 13, 2015 from Luis Rodriguez, FEMA, to Chairman Bob Dallari RE: Case No. 14-04-AB49P and Case No. 14-04-3389R referencing Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report. (C: Anthony Coleman, Seminole County; Chadwyck Moorhead, Madden, Moorhead & Glunt, Inc.; David Stokes, Madden, Moorhead & Glunt, Inc.; Chris Tyree, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc.)
5. Letter dated July 14, 2015 from Cathy Galavis, Florida Department of Revenue, to the Honorable David Johnson, Property Appraiser RE: budget request review. (C: BCC)
6. Copy of letter dated July 21, 2015 from Mayor Teresa Jacobs to Chairman Carey RE: Proposed Lake Pickett North and South Comprehensive Plan Amendments. (C: Orange County BCC; Ajit Lalchandani; Seminole County BCC; Nicole Guillet)
DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
Chairman Carey reported she attended the Orlando-Sanford International Airport Authority meeting on July 7th and it was announced they have had the best May since 2007 with almost 211,000 passengers.
Chairman Carey thanked everyone who attended the Homeless “Veteran Surge” training in Seminole County on July 21st. She stated over 160 people attended and she described the great effort there was to bring volunteers into the training. She explained the “Veteran Surge” was to reach out to veterans to try to make sure all of the homeless veterans are housed by the end of the year, which is a regional goal. She hopes there will be more volunteers at the shelters as a result of the participants that attended the training.
Chairman Carey reported that at 8:30 a.m. until noon on July 29th the Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless will be sponsoring the Regional Landlord Summit at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland and all the people who provide affordable housing were invited to attend. She stated she will be addressing the group first thing in the morning as well as Mayor Dyer and Mayor Jacobs.
Chairman Carey advised that on Saturday August 1st, Miss Rose of the Brethren Reaching Out Ministry will have her 17th Annual “America Goes Back to School” event and she has made a contribution that will be used to buy a tent so when the volunteers are assembling the school packs, they will have a shaded area.
Chairman Carey noted there were several members of the Bookertown Community in attendance today regarding a request for street lighting in their community. She explained that she and her assistant along with Kathy Moore, MSBU Program, and her team presented options to the Bookertown Community.
Kathy Moore, MSBU Program, addressed the Board to give a brief timeline of the request by the Bookertown Community for streetlights through the MSBU Program. She explained roughly two months ago, the petition to create an MSBU for streetlights in the Bookertown Community carried a 59% support rate. They planned to continue forward to a public hearing that would have taken place on August 11th; however, during the interim staff received a dispute letter from an attorney representing several of the property owners in the Bookertown Community and a list of 17 of the petitions that had been accepted as “for.” She stated staff researched each of the petitions and the concerns that were registered. Several of the petition documents were changed from "for" to "disputed.” She advised staff notified the property owners or representatives of the property that staff cannot move forward with the request until they acquired additional confirmation that the individuals that signed the petitions had legal rights to represent the property during the petition process.
Ms. Moore advised that with the disputed petitions pulled out from the calculations, the support rate is 54% and a 55% support rate is required for the MSBU program to bring the request for street lighting before the Board. She stated several citizens of the Bookertown Community spoke to the Board regarding their viewpoints on the requested MSBU at a previous BCC Meeting.
Ms. Moore stated the MSBU program has received an appeal review request whereby the Applicant, the Bookertown Improvement Association, has requested Board consideration to waive the 54% support rate to bring it to the point of public hearing, and that is available through the Administrative Code. She noted the appeal review process is going through internal review.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Ms. Moore explained how the petitions that are in dispute are all related to situations where the owners are deceased and the legal representation for the property is unclear. She confirmed with Chairman Carey that there needs to be two more petitions in support of the MSBU to get to 55% and move forward at this time.
Commissioner Dallari mentioned that in situations where there was difficulty getting the residents on the same page because some were city residents and some were county residents, the Board approved a time extension in the past. He believes this is a situation where the Board may need to extend the time.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Ms. Moore advised there are 176 properties in the assessment boundary; 95 properties have responded in support; 47 properties have responded in opposition; and 34 properties are outstanding. She confirmed the 7 disputed properties are in the 34 outstanding properties. Chairman Carey noted they have 34 options to go find 2, so maybe the idea is that the Board would extend the time for them to try to gain the 55%, but she would like to hear from the citizens first. Ms. Moore added that typically in the prior situations where the Board has granted an extension, the petition process was still open; and regarding the Bookertown Community’s request, the petition process would need to be reopened in order to grant an extension. She noted there are not set rules in writing for reopening the petition process. Chairman Carey stated the County Attorney will address that.
Commissioner Dallari stated through discussions he has had with FDOT and other groups, the decision of what to do with the east and westbound I-4 rest stops by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has seemed to slow down. He requested the Chairman send a letter to the FHWA supporting that they either close the rest stops or relocate them to another location north of Seminole County. Chairman Carey stated she thinks that most of the Commissioners that have been involved would not be opposed to closing the rest stops; however, the FHWA has laws requiring rest stops after so many miles. Chairman Carey questioned whether there was consensus to send a letter to the FHWA requesting they either close or move the east and westbound I-4 rest stops located in Seminole County. No objections were voiced. Commissioner Dallari added he would like the letter copied to the State representatives and Congressional representatives. Chairman Carey added that the letter should be copied to the Secretary of Transportation as well as the District Secretary.
Commissioner Dallari reported that in one of his staff briefings last week, he was informed Orange County staff inquired about the road widening of McCulloch Road from Lockwood Road to Old Lockwood Road from two lanes to four lanes; and he would like to have some dialogue on it. He stated he is opposed to widening the road and feels it would be the first step in putting a bridge over the Econ River, which he is also not in favor of.
Ms. Guillet advised because Seminole County is adjacent to Orange County, the County Engineer has had conversations with Orange County staff regarding the road widening. Chairman Carey advised she thought the Board had spoken in opposition to a bridge over the Econ River through a letter. She noted from a safety standpoint, she would not be opposed to some turn-lane improvements.
Brett Blackadar, County Engineer, addressed the Board to explain there has been extensive analysis regarding the Lake Pickett North and South projects and one of the needs that came out of that analysis for 2020 was the widening of McCulloch Road from Lockwood to Old Lockwood/Tanner Road. He stated the next step is to talk to the developers and come up with cost shares, potentially for different improvements and that is the one that is on the list. He further explained that since the subject area borders Seminole County, Orange County staff asked Seminole County staff’s advice.
Mr. Blackadar advised the current traffic counts on that roadway are about 21,000 and they were about 22,000 last year, so it is hovering over capacity with existing counts and added staff has received requests from a couple residents that live along that road in the past as well.
Mr. Blackadar advised per the Interlocal Agreement, the section of McCulloch Road in question is maintained by Orange County and Seminole County maintains the section to the west. He advised the widening of the road is not in Orange County’s work program currently and it is something the developers will make a contribution for as part of these development approvals.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. Blackadar stated the portion of McCulloch Road in question is half in Seminole County and half in Orange County. He explained the county line goes through the middle of the road. He pointed out there is an Interlocal Agreement that gives Orange County maintenance of that section and Seminole County maintenance in other sections. Seminole County maintains the section from SR 434 to Lockwood Road and Orange County maintains the section from Lockwood Road to Old Lockwood Road. He further explained the section Seminole County maintains is four lanes and was a first generation Sales Tax project and the section Orange County maintains is two lanes, and that is the one under discussion.
Chairman Carey questioned whether all of the four-lane portion of McCulloch Road is in Seminole County or split between Seminole County and Orange County as well. Mr. Blackadar answered that he believes the county line splits the middle of the road, all the way from SR 434 to Tanner Road.
Commissioner Horan stated there is a difference between access to and mobility through, and to the extent that there are traffic counts and safety concerns, that would warrant the extension further to the east, up to the Econ so that it is actually used by the 62,000 university students and actually advances safety; he does not have a problem with that. The only reason to extend the road further east across the Econ River into the eastern rural areas would be to provide mobility through. He stated the only way he could see a county road or any kind of collector road constructed in the eastern rural areas would be to provide mobility through with limited access, not access to. He summarized that if the widening has to be done for public safety, it has to be done, but he does not see any public safety reason to extend the road across the river. The Board briefly discussed public safety.
Mr. Blackadar commented that every development that came through this corridor has put in turn lanes, so they have “maxed out” the operational improvements and the next step would probably be widening. He reiterated this is something that Orange County is going to put on their list as a consideration, but it is something that staff certainly could take back to the Board if Orange County moves this into their work program and asks for guidance from Seminole County.
Commissioner Dallari requested staff monitor this and report back to the Board at the appropriate time. Chairman Carey stated she believes there is consensus for staff to monitor the potential widening of McCulloch Road and report back to the Board on a regular basis as part of the monitoring that is going on with the Lake Pickett North and South, road improvements and all the things that will have to happen in conjunction with that. No objections were voiced.
Motion by Commissioner Horan, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2015-R-131, appointing Jay Zembower to the Parks & Preservation Advisory Committee for an unexpired term ending January 1, 2016; and to adopt appropriate Resolution #2015-R-132, commending Robert Simmons for his service on the Parks & Preservation Advisory Committee.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Horan reported he attended the Economic Development Commission meeting on July 16th in Tavares. He stated there was a distillation of the findings of the Phoenix Leadership trip given at that meeting. He advised the information is very interesting, especially as it relates to economic development and partnership with educational institutions.
Commissioner Horan advised he took part in the “Veteran Surge” Program last Wednesday and was trained and stationed at a location in Sanford. He remarked that until someone participates and volunteers for these types of things, it is difficult to understand what it is like to be homeless and to actually see the various array of problems that cause this multifaceted problem. He stated it was a great experience for him and urged anyone who has the inclination to be trained to do so and do what they can to volunteer at shelters or anything of that nature.
Commissioner Horan advised that Governor Rick Scott was in Seminole County a few times last month to celebrate job creation and one of those times was on July 8th at Industrial Lighting Products where Commissioner Horan was present and joined by Commissioner Dallari and Commissioner Constantine. He congratulated Industrial Lighting Products on their job creation.
Commissioner Horan advised he has had two or three reports of swarms of cyclists that are going 35 miles per hour and taking over the roads and questioned whether other Commissioners have heard from residents about this. Chairman Carey noted bicyclists are legally allowed to ride on the roads; and on Markham Woods Road, there are large groups of cyclists who do not like to use the trails. Commissioner Horan clarified the complaint is not with cyclists holding up traffic but rather that they overtake other cyclists with aggressive cycling. He explained that there are swarms of 20 cyclists who are racing and there are other cyclists who are in much smaller groups or alone who are being overcome and this is creating a dangerous situation.
Commissioner Horan asked if there were any other reports like this in other districts. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Dallari, Commissioner Horan stated that citizens have gotten hurt. Ms. Guillet advised per Mr. Blackadar, the County's Community Traffic Safety Team has been addressing that issue. Commissioner Horan stated he will get with Mr. Blackadar since he has the point person.
Commissioner Horan announced that there is a public meeting for the Spring Hammock Management Plan at the Environmental Study Center at Spring Hammock on August 26th and he wants to make sure the County Attorney ensures that the notice is appropriately published.
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2015-R-131, appointing Mark Brandenburg to the Parks & Preservation Advisory Committee for an unexpired term ending January 1, 2018.
Commissioner Henley amended the motion to include adoption of appropriate Resolution #2015-R-133, commending John May for his service on the Parks & Preservation Advisory Committee. Commissioner Dallari agreed to the amendment.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Henley reported the purchase of ten natural gas articulated buses was approved at the LYNX board meeting last week in order to begin converting to natural gas as the fueling station is underway. He stated a few years ago LYNX began purchasing futures for gasoline in an attempt to stabilize their budget. He was pleased to announce that a few months ago they purchased three-quarters of their annual need of gas at $1.81 per gallon and saved a total of $2 million.
Commissioner Henley announced that the LYNX board has appointed Susan Black as the interim CEO since the current CEO, John Lewis, will be leaving for Charlotte, North Carolina. He stated they have authorized Pat Christiansen to locate a transportation search firm in order to begin locating Mr. Lewis’s replacement, and they have been notified already they will have to make considerable enhancement in the compensation package for the CEO in order to get a qualified person.
Commissioner Henley stated that Chairman Jacobs raised the issue of Congressman John Mica’s recommendation of privatizing LYNX. The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners voted no to privatization and Orange County and Orlando took the same position. Commissioner Henley stated he told them as an individual that he was opposed to privatizing, but had not yet gotten an opinion from this Board. He encouraged the Board to take a position and pointed out LYNX is one of the best-run organizations in this nation as it relates to transportation and they have the documentation to prove it.
Commissioner Henley discussed a letter (copy received and filed) from Representative Jason Brodeur who is supporting Congressman Mica. Representative Brodeur mentioned in the letter that Mr. Lewis was not cooperating with some of the cities. Commissioner Henley feels Representative Brodeur did not do his homework and get the complete picture before taking the position that he has on privatization. He stated LYNX makes a profit on its fixed-route buses, but loses $2 million a year on Paratransit, a privatized program.
Commissioner Henley stated the reason some of the cities were not pleased with Mr. Lewis is he would not enter into providing the FlexBus system to those cities. He advised LYNX never at any time said they would pay and operate the FlexBus system but they did commit to work with the cities to develop the software and to prove the software through the testing program, but LYNX would not operate and pay for it. He explained that in order to pay for that, LYNX would have to ask permission of Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County and Orlando to increase their contributions because LYNX receives funding from those boards. Commissioner Henley stated when asked for a ballpark figure of the cost of operating the FlexBus system, Mr. Lewis advised it would be approximately $10 million.
Commissioner Henley advised that at no time did any member from the city ever approach the LYNX board to ask them to operate it; it was simply assumed when LYNX committed to help them develop the software and to prove it, which LYNX did. Then it was turned over to the cities to operate it themselves or hire a firm to operate it for them. He stated none of the cities came forward with any money to operate the program and the software that was developed is available to any agency that wants to use it and it will not cost them because it was done with a Federal grant so LYNX cannot sell it.
Commissioner Henley added the union was present at the discussion the LYNX board had about privatization and expressed their opposition to privatization. He advised he will keep the Board informed on the progress of finding a CEO to continue to run LYNX.
Commissioner Henley distributed and reviewed a Comparison of Peer Transit Agencies chart (received and filed) from the National Transit Database and indicated the information backs up his statement that LYNX is one of the best run organizations in this country as it relates to transportation.
Commissioner Horan noted that LYNX gets a lot of unjustified criticism and with the way LYNX is set up, it is difficult for it to be as nimble as anybody wants it to be. Regarding privatization, he stated if there were private opportunities in the private sector to provide linkages or public transportation in partnership with LYNX or with any other government entity, those opportunities would have already been presented by the private sector. He stated if they are looking at the private sector right now to provide the kind of additional value-added services that are needed for the linkages to the SunRail, they will have to do something to incentivize that rather than just turn it over to the private sector.
COUNTY MANAGER’S REPORT
Ms. Guillet distributed a draft letter (copy received and filed) to be sent to the City of Sanford under the Chairman's signature regarding a Joint Planning Agreement with Seminole County and the City of Sanford. She explained in 2010 the County entered into a Joint Planning Area Agreement with the City of Sanford and over the years staff has found the need for some revisions to better reflect the development patterns that are occurring in the area covered in the Agreement. County staff worked with City staff and prepared the revisions they feel are appropriate. She stated the revisions were completed months ago and it has been scheduled for consideration by the Sanford City Commission at least three times, and they have taken no action on it as of yet.
Ms. Guillet further explained the Agreement is for five years and scheduled to terminate on October 31, 2015, with a provision for an automatic five-year extension of the Agreement unless one of the parties notifies the other party within 90 days that there is intent to terminate. Staff is recommending notifying the City of Sanford of the County’s intention not to extend the Agreement. Without the revisions that staff has prepared, staff does not feel the Agreement appropriately plans for the area based on some of the development trends they have seen and they think it puts some of Seminole County’s property owners at a disadvantage. She stated staff hopes that by going on the record with the intention not to extend the Agreement, the City of Sanford will take up the Agreement within the next 90 days and they can continue it. Staff is seeking authorization to send the letter on behalf of the Board. No objections were voiced.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Regarding Item #31, Termination of Default of RFP-602044-14, Performance Measuring Software and Annual Maintenance with VineLight Business Intelligence, Bryant Applegate, County Attorney, reported that his office is working with Public Safety and will pursue the appropriate legal action at the right time with the right backup.
Mr. Applegate stated that he has received a request through the Chairman’s office from the Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District board to provide Ethics, Sunshine and Public Records Law training. He spoke with the chairman of that board and told her he would be happy to do the training on his own time. He noted the training is not required by Florida Statute, but they both thought it would be a good idea to do the training.
Mr. Applegate stated he received a report from FACA (Florida Association of County Attorneys) on the number of unfunded mandates and preemption items, and it is staggering. He stated he has a conference call scheduled next week with all the chairmans of the five committees with FACA and they have already started talking about developing strategies and talking points not only for elected officials but for our representatives and lobbyists on these items. He hopes by January each of the committees will have a full report.
Regarding the earlier comments on the homeless issue, Mr. Applegate advised he ran a cold-weather homeless shelter in West Virginia and remarked it is a life-changing experience. He opined what this community effort is doing is going to be very exciting.
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
Henry Campbell, 4545 Gilbert Street, addressed the Board to state the reason he is in support of streetlights in the Bookertown Community is because he is highly concerned about children boarding their school buses early in the morning when it is dark and the inability of the bus drivers to see them without streetlights.
Mr. Campbell stated when people are exiting the Bookertown Community Center at night, it is completely dark and if people are walking, a motor vehicle could turn a corner and hit them, which could result in a fatality. He mentioned his concern with bears in the area. Mr. Campbell stated that if an emergency vehicle that comes out in support had computer failure, it may be difficult to find someone’s home because they can’t see the street signs, which could cause them to lose seconds or someone’s life.
Katie Scott Robinson, 1320 Dunbar Avenue, addressed the Board to state she was raised in the Bookertown area with no streetlights and feels streetlights would be an upgrade for the community. If the community cannot come to a decision on the votes, she hopes the Commissioners will decide for them. She remarked there are bears that come into her yard every week and they are a problem. She asked for the Board’s help in bringing streetlights to the Bookertown Community.
Rosie Lee Stokes, 831 Dunbar Avenue, addressed the Board to express her concern with how dark the Bookertown area is when she goes to church and comes back from Bible study. She advised a bear followed her to her door. She stated she feels the area is in need of streetlights so they can see.
Sue Session, 4502 Isaac Lane, addressed the Board to advise that because she is 68 years old, she does not see as well as she used to. She would like the Board to consider installing streetlights in the Bookertown area because when she leaves church on Wednesday nights, it is difficult for her to see, especially when it is raining.
Annie L. Williams, 4641 Richard Allen Street, addressed the Board to express her concern with boys and girls in Bookertown having to go from Bookertown to Orange Boulevard to ride the bus to Seminole High School early in the morning because it is dark. She added she is also concerned about sex offenders in the area and does not want anything to happen to the little girls and boys. She stated she is a senior citizen and wears bifocals, and she cannot see well at night leaving the Community Center and Bible study. She stated the citizens will truly appreciate having streetlights in Bookertown.
Gloria A. Wright, 4541 Richard Allen Street, addressed the Board to advise she is representing her 88-year-old mother, Dorothy G. Smith, who is very ill at this time. She stated in April of this year she and her mother voted in favor of the lights. Her mother is a long-time citizen of the Lake Monroe area and she was raised there. She stated she is seeking the Board's support of installing streetlights in the Bookertown area because there is a safety issue for their elderly citizens as well as the children.
Leola Fields, 931 Moton Avenue, addressed the Board to express her concern with the lack of streetlights in Bookertown as her granddaughter has to board her bus for Seminole High School at 6:18 a.m. and it is dark. She mentioned she is concerned with the bears in the area. She asked the Board to please consider the kids out in the dark early in the morning trying to go to school.
Diana Hunter, 1191 Dunbar Street, addressed the Board to express her concern with getting the people who have not voted on the Bookertown streetlights to vote. She advised her main concern is with her grandchildren. She added she feels she needs protection and if she cannot see, she cannot protect herself. She hopes the Board will consider helping the Bookertown area get streetlights as that would be an upgrade to the community.
Charlie Morgan, 4510 Dunbar Street, addressed the Board to ask they withhold the streetlights in the Bookertown area. He expressed his concern with children using drugs and cars speeding all night long and stated the people requesting streetlights are inside with their curtains closed and never come out at night. He stated he has been asking for a school for years but it has slipped through the cracks and it is hurting their children because they are the future. He asked that the Board channel their energy toward a school rather than streetlights.
Mr. Morgan opined that the bears in the area are no threat, but the cars are. He stated some children have been run over by cars and one has died.
Upon inquiry by Chairman Carey, Mr. Morgan confirmed he is not in support of the streetlights. He stated streetlights will not educate the children but programs and a school will. Chairman Carey advised she has spoken to the community about programs for children a number of times. She explained that in order to help fund these programs, the community needs to first propose the programs. She advised people in the Bookertown community are working on coming up with these types of programs and this would allow the County to be able to put some dollars toward the community center. She noted they are working on funding for the programs along with the streetlights.
Mr. Morgan stated he thinks it is important to work on the community center before the lights. He stated he is a past president of the Bookertown Association which has implemented a lot of programs that did a lot of good. He reiterated that he feels it is important to keep the children off the streets and away from drugs.
Robert Scott, 1051 Halsey Avenue, addressed the Board to state he does not mind the installation of streetlights in Bookertown but does not feel that he should pay for them or put up his property. He stated he is not afraid of the bears or the darkness. The area has been dark the entire time since his father moved there in 1942. Mr. Scott stated he can put up his own lights but he doesn’t have to mortgage his property for the lights and there won’t be a lien against his property. He advised he is in support of streetlights as long as he is not billed for them. Chairman Carey clarified the cost of the lights would come on the residents’ property tax bills, about $40 to $45 per household, and the only way it would become a lien on the property is if someone didn’t pay their taxes. Mr. Scott replied that he is on a fixed income and does not want anything else added to his taxes.
Arthur L. Jackson, 4521 Dubois Street, addressed the Board to state he is the person who obtained an attorney to look into the petitions for streetlights because it was done fraudulently. He advised he is not against streetlights in the community, but he is against the way the petition was created. He advised if they are going to get the streetlights, it should be done right and honest so nobody has to rebel against the lights. He stated there was a lot of fraud on this thing because the individual that went around in the community to get people to sign these things thought they had the right to do it, but they were wrong.
Mr. Jackson stated in 2007 he was on the Bookertown Community Association and they were awarded a $300,000 grant for the construction of a new community center and that was taken away. He feels that if the Board wants to help Bookertown, they can bring that money back since their community center is dilapidated.
Lashonda Fields-Grayson, 4770 Richard Allen Street, addressed the Board to state she was a board member but withdrew. She has listened to both sides of the argument and feels the majority of concern in the community was taxes being raised.
Ms. Fields-Grayson advised she is in support of the streetlights because she has children. She relayed a story of a man who attempted to attack her son while he was walking home from his bus stop. She stated she understands the concerns of the people who own multiple properties, but she feels as a community, they are in need of the lights. She reiterated the concerns of the community regarding kids that race up and down the highway and stated when they contact the police, it doesn’t stop. She asked that if the community cannot come together and make this street lighting happen, the BCC make the decision for them.
Mack Cotton, 4621 Richard Allen Street, addressed the Board to state he walks around the Bookertown community for health reasons and has encountered bears in the neighborhood. He is concerned with not being able to identify vehicles before they are directly upon him due to the darkness of the area. He stated he is not afraid of the bears but he is afraid of people that come out there with strange activities going on around him.
Ronald Brown, 4520 Douglas Street, addressed the Board to state he feels the need for streetlights in Bookertown is a safety issue. He advised he and his wife both have heart issues and he is concerned emergency vehicles would have difficulty finding his home because they cannot see it at night. He noted his concern with bears in the area as well as illegal activity. Regarding speeding in the area, he stated it mostly occurs in the early morning hours; and if he is out at that time, he would like to be able to see what is coming towards him. He stated he is in favor of the lights
Eunice Brown, 4520 Douglas Street, addressed the Board to state she has lived in Bookertown for ten years and is also a member of the Bookertown Improvement Association. She stated the people are looking for change for their children and elderly. Ms. Brown discussed viewing the community in terms of people as opposed to parcels. She noted that one resident owns 15 properties and can vote 15 times.
Ms. Brown stated they can’t prevent a bear but they can prevent not seeing him from behind if they have lighting. They can prevent the children from walking from bus stops where they can’t see in the dark and they’re afraid. Ms. Brown stated she does not think this decision should be made by looking at a percentage. She feels that if the majority of the community is in favor of the streetlights, they should get the streetlights. She thanked the Bookertown Community for standing up for what they think is right and the Board for giving them the opportunity to do so.
Reginald Campbell, Sr., 4501 Richard Allen Street, addressed the Board to state as of November he is the president of the Bookertown Improvement Association. He explained that after hearing the news of Ms. Fields-Grayson’s son, he wanted to get involved to bring Bookertown back to the status it was when he was growing up there where kids could run around and play without worrying about strangers because everybody was looking out for one another.
Mr. Campbell opined after hearing some of the presentations earlier about the developments happening in the community and then to be before the Board debating streetlights is somewhat ridiculous. He stated he is somewhat ashamed that the senior men that he looked up to are the ones fighting a necessity such as streetlights.
Mr. Campbell discussed his concerns regarding safety of little league baseball players practicing on the field. They’ve got a nice field and they are getting more little league activity as well as parents coming with their children ingressing and egressing into the community and they need lights; the park needs to be lit up. He advised he and his wife encountered students from the University of Colgate in town for a tournament at Stetson who were practicing at the park because they found the location on the Internet. In the future, he thinks they will pass along that they know of a little quiet place to practice. If it is 6:00 and dark, they have a problem because nobody can see.
Mr. Campbell stated he is looking into the CPTED, the Crime Prevention Program Through Environmental Design with Undersheriff Harriett, and thinks that is something that would be very beneficial to the community and he will do anything he can to try and assist them in getting the program set up.
Speaker Request Forms and Written Request Forms were received and filed.
Chairman Carey advised that since she has been in office, she has been active with the Bookertown Community and has been there when the Community Center was active and people were visiting the park. She noted there was a lull between the time Mr. Morgan was heading things up and the next people came along.
Chairman Carey stated Mr. Campbell, Ms. Brown and others spoke with her in November about how the County could assist the Bookertown Community Center and she explained to them they need to have programs. Once they have programs, Community Services can apply funding towards that.
Chairman Carey reiterated that the only way the County can add streetlights is through the MSBU program and it is something that the community has to vote on because they have to pay for it. She stated she would hope that if the date were extended to allow the petition collection to continue, that as a community they can find two households who would support this process so that they can easily move forward.
Chairman Carey requested the Board direct staff to look at lighting the County park in Bookertown. The park has a baseball field on it and is located in the back of the community. Because of the location, if there were lights at the park, even if just around the perimeter of the park that the County would pay for, that would help with so much of the activity that is going on out there. She commented that the issues with speeding are on the long roads that lead to the back of the park, not the cross streets. She stated she has spoken with Undersheriff Harriett and Sheriff Eslinger regarding the speeding issue and the drug activity that goes on out there. Chairman Carey stated if the park was lit, she believes that would certainly cause some of the drug activity to go away.
Chairman Carey asked the Commissioners to agree to extend the timeframe to collect the petitions and also to be willing to have staff look at what it would cost to light the perimeter of the park and bring that back for consideration of the Board because she thinks that it would make a huge difference in the community with some of the illegal activity that is going on. Chairman Carey stated unless there is objection from the Board, she will request the County Manager to pursue the facts as to what it would cost to light the perimeter of the park. No objections were voiced.
Motion by Chairman Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to extend the petition deadline for the Bookertown Community MSBU to September 30, 2015.
Under discussion and upon inquiry by Commissioner Henley, Chairman Carey stated she has not approached Sheriff Eslinger about using the drug-confiscated money for lighting in Bookertown Park to discourage the sale of drugs because she does not have a cost yet but she will be happy to when staff comes up with a number. She advised she has approached him about several other things in Bookertown, including financial support for the Community Center because he could use those funds to make a contribution to the Community Center if they were for specific purposes. Chairman Carey added that the County Attorney has been involved in the process of verifying the petitions and every one that is currently being counted in support has been verified.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m., this same date.