BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
APRIL 11, 2017
The following is a non-verbatim transcript of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, held at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Room 1028 of the SEMINOLE COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING at SANFORD, FLORIDA, the usual place of meeting of said Board.
Chairman John Horan (District 2)
Vice Chairman Brenda Carey (District 5)
Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)
Commissioner Lee Constantine (District 3)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
County Manager Nicole Guillet
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Terri Porter
David Williamson, Central Florida Free Thought Community, gave the invocation. Michael Ertel, Supervisor of Elections, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Business Spotlight video for The Nutty Bavarian was presented.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Agenda Item #1 A-3270-17
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of April 2017, as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in Seminole County.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Ernest Hamilton, Executive Director of Kids House, addressed the Board on behalf of their staff, volunteers, and the children, to express their appreciation.
Agenda Item #2 2016-562
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of April 2017, as Water Conservation Month in Seminole County.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Debbie Meinert, Water Conservation Coordinator, addressed the Board to thank them and the Environmental Services Division staff. She then spoke about the importance of conserving water for future generations. Nancy Christman, Intergovernmental Coordinator, St. Johns River Water Management District, also addressed the Board and thanked them for their leadership over the years with regard to water conservation. Commissioner Dallari noted there was a 165-acre wildfire that happened over the weekend in a wooded area of Chuluota and the Live Oak Reserve near SR 419. He thanked all those involved and those who worked through the night to get the fire contained which saved homes and lives.
Agenda Item #3 A-3455-17
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of April 2017, as Fair Housing Month in Seminole County.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Valmarie Turner, Community Services Director, addressed the Board to express gratitude on behalf of staff and all the citizens. Ms. Turner advised they are holding their Fair Housing Art Contest for children, ages 5 to 10 years of age. Art should be submitted to Community Services by April 14. Commissioner Carey thanked Ms. Turner and her team for the great job they do in the community and particularly on the homelessness issue. She added Ms. Turner is a well-respected voice in the regional discussion.
Agenda Item #4 2016-573
Charles Davis, Chairman of the Board for the Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc., addressed the Board to present their 2017 Master Plan (packet received and filed). Mr. Davis noted he is accompanied by Dino Ferri, Zoo Director; Chuck Grimes, CFO; and Stephanie Williams, Director of Education.
Mr. Davis reported that since they were here in January, the Zoo received their AZA Accreditation and noted they commented on the professionalism of staff and the turnaround they did for a zoo of their size in a short period of time.
Mr. Davis stated they have about 140,000 school-age children that come through the zoo every year. They chose education as a model to move into the future. He pointed out a Time Life® article included in the packet that basically says that education is the proper way for zoos to carry on. He added that this Master Plan is the Business Plan for the Zoo moving forward. One thing they are moving to is geographical zoning, which are different areas with animals that belong in a certain region like Asia, Africa, and America. One thing they have to do in moving into education is in addition to the gate fees, which are the main support for their budget, they have to think about the student. So, the front of the house, the guest, needs to have as much of an experience as the back of the house, the student.
Mr. Davis said they have already started The Americas and one of the first parts of The Americas will be the bear habitat. He added the bear habitat is under construction right now and he displayed photos (not received and filed) of the back of the habitat including the bears pool and bears trying to get into a bear-resistant trash can.
Mr. Davis explained the model for 17 acres that was originally purchased for a safari experience about four or five years ago has changed. The 17 acres are now a key component to not only the education but the expansion of the zoo. He described their plans for the changes that incorporate the 17 acres.
Commissioner Carey commented she thought the Master Plan was very comprehensive and from her research, she feels they are on the same path that zoos are now taking. She added it is great that they are working with school children, grades K through 12, Seminole State College, and the University of Florida to work the veterinary or animal services model into this. Mr. Davis stated they will work into this over a period of time and it will not happen within the next five years. There is a lot of money that needs to be raised. Commissioner Carey discussed the history of Jack Hanna with this zoo and philanthropic resources.
Commissioner Dallari said the report is very informative and he is amazed at the strides they have made at the facility. He noted he would like to see a financial business plan. Also, when moving forward with the colleges and the School Board, there needs to be an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with them and he would love to see what that is so they understand how they will be moving forward. He suggested they not only look at the veterinarian side in regard to education, but also household pets because there are schools that need internships for their students.
Stephanie Williams, Director of Education, Central Florida Zoo, addressed the Board to advise they currently offer internships for high school students through Seminole County schools ePathways program. They have students that volunteer for 133 hours each semester. They shadow the staff and learn about medical care, and that flows into the job shadowing partnership they have with Seminole High School. Every Thursday, students from Seminole High Schools Health Academy spend time with Dr. Bogan and Dr. Morris, the Zoos on-staff veterinarians, learning about medical care. The way they partnered with Seminole High School is the students rotate through veterinary offices, through Pet Alliance and through the Zoo, so they actually get all three areas of veterinary medicine but in different components: exotic animals, shelter care, and household pets. Commissioner Carey suggested they work with them to get the students to cycle through the Countys Animal Services shelter because that could be very helpful to their staff as well and another resource for experience.
Mr. Davis advised that the Board will be receiving the financial business plan shortly.
Commissioner Constantine opined that Commissioner Dallari has touched on the challenge of this because it is going to take a lot of money and where they get that money is still to be determined. The challenge for the Zoo is that people appreciate and understand how important it is to a community to have this type of facility and to reach out and find ways to help them in this very bold plan. He said he applauds Mr. Davis and the staff at the zoo and noted that last Saturdays event at the zoo was sold out with standing room only. He added that he heard many people say they had not been there in a long time and it is really nice. They see the changes and the improvements for the animals and they see that the staff is engaged and very excited about the future. He wished them the best of luck. He noted their goal is long term and far reaching but it gives a great deal of challenge and enthusiasm to try to achieve that goal.
Mr. Davis announced that the original date for the bear habitat grand opening was May 11; and due to a two-week construction delay, Memorial Weekend and Deloitte Family Day, the opening will be in the first or second week of June.
Commissioner Henley commended Mr. Davis on the tremendous vision he has painted today but he also reminded that a vision without action is merely a dream. Because of his background in education, he is concerned about sustainability because zoos are struggling all over the country. He believes in education but he is concerned as an individual who spent 40 years in trying to make it work from a logistical standpoint. He pointed out there are only so many hours in a school day that the children are available for all the programs and mandates from the Legislature, so he is looking at it from a standpoint of time constraints. How would they make it work and also get in all the other things that the school is responsible for in that time frame? He added the college level has a lot more flexibility in the way they go about their programs. He said he has not been able to pick out what operations would cost annually. He commended them on what theyve done thus far and wished them well.
Mr. Davis stated they are not getting away from their roots; they are still a zoo and they will still be relying on the gate. They hope to change that over a period of time and get more philanthropic and to also get grants. He noted they have applied for a grant through the State of Florida and it is looking very positive at this point.
Commissioner Carey stated the MOU with the School Board will shed some light on how they see that and she thinks that most of them recognize the value of hands-on experience for students rather than just sitting in a classroom.
Commissioner Carey thanked Mr. Davis for the bear exhibit because that came out of the situation that they found themselves in here in Seminole County with the bear population. As the bears were being trapped, there was really nowhere to move them and they were being put down. She added they really stepped up to the plate on that with the FWC to work with them. What they have come to understand through all this helped them to craft an ordinance to help protect the public and the bears. Their partnership with the Zoo has played an important role to help them solve other community issues. Mr. Davis noted there are only two facilities in Florida that can house a bear, so if they have a troubled bear, they were either euthanizing them or moving them to Homasassa, and now this zoo. In the bear habitat, they have a back holding area where bears can be kept with very little interaction so they can try and reintroduce them back into the wild. He advised that the two bears going into the habitat were four-week-old cubs that were in the Panhandle taken by men that were doing tree work. They took them home and kept them at their houses until FWC found out, so they are so acclimated to humans now that they are not candidates for being released. They are a brother and a sister, they have great dispositions and that is how they came to the zoo. Commissioner Constantine noted the educational component of this bear habitat will be wonderful for all of the citizens.
Commissioner Dallari commended Mr. Davis and explained the reason he wants to see a financial business plan is to see how the County can be a better partner with the zoo. He questioned whether any staff has had any conversations with Mr. Davis regarding the Riverwalk project. Mr. Davis replied that CPH has reached out to them. Commissioner Dallari said he just wants to make sure the County Manager reaches out to whoever is doing the design to make sure that there is not just signage but there is something else on the trail because it will be right in front of the zoo along that road. He added he wants to make sure there is interaction between the Zoo and the design of the trail so they dont lose an opportunity like a crosswalk, signage or some type of an exhibit. Mr. Davis stated they would love to have something across from the hospital and they have been working on grants for that. Commissioner Dallari stated he would like the County Manager to look into that. Ms. Guillet responded that the City of Sanford is actually managing the project. Commissioner Dallari opined it would be better if it comes from Ms. Guillets office by reaching out to the City of Sanford because that is not just local money, but it is county and state money that is going into the project.
Commissioner Constantine noted there is also a long-term plan that is not financially specific at this point to have a walkway from the Sanford SunRail station also, because that is on the back end of the property. The Commissioner mentioned that while he was in Tallahassee and checked on that, there is a substantial amount of seed money in the education budget for this currently. He said he is cautiously optimistic as they all are on all appropriations that are in Tallahassee right now, but he knows that independent of the County and others that the Zoo has been trying to work on that to get the education component in the appropriations budget of the Legislature.
COUNTY MANAGERS CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Constantine noted he would like to pull Items #11, #22, #24 and #25 to highlight them for a positive reason.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to authorize and approve the following:
County Managers Office
5. Approve and authorize the Board to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-56 in support of HB 451 regarding a statewide ban on the use of horizontal oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, and well stimulation treatments. (A-3454-17)
Tourism Development Division
6. Approve and authorize the Chairman to renew a Sponsorship Agreement with Orlando Sanford International, Inc. and Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc. in the amount of $2,500 per year for a period of three (3) years for the sponsorship of the Avigator space at the Orlando Sanford International Airport. (A-3411-17)
Community Assistance Division
7. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Community Agency Agreement with Duke Power to provide utility assistance for qualifying customers in Seminole County through the Financial Assistance Program. (A-3407-17)
Planning & Development Division
8. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-57 vacating and abandoning a Drainage and Utility Easement to the benefit of Seminole County, as recorded in the Public Record of Seminole County, Book 1907, Pages 358 and 359; and vacating and abandoning a Contingent Right-of-Access Easement for communication tower removal to the benefit of Seminole County, as recorded in the Public Record of Seminole County, Book 1907, Pages 358 and 359, for property more particularly known as 4311 U.S. Hwy 17-92; 17-92 Five Points, LLC, Applicant. (A-3349-17)
9. Approve the minor plat for the Patriot Point subdivision containing four (4) lots on 64.750 acres zoned A-5 (Agriculture), located on the north side of Osceola Road, east of Mullet Lake Park Road; Cornelius MTM, LLC, Applicant. (A-3345-17)
10. Approve the minor plat for the Farms of Southern Oaks subdivision containing three (3) lots on 5.0348 acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture), located on the south side of Oak Hollow Lane, east of Dean Road; Keith & Joyce Schoening, Applicants. (A-3346-17)
11. Pulled for separate discussion by Commissioner Constantine.
Greenways & Natural Lands
12. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-59 endorsing and encumbering funding for improvements to the Rolling Hills Property, and providing an effective date. (A-3442-17)
13. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Easement Agreement between Seminole County and St. Johns River Water Management District for the purpose of a well monitoring site on East Airport Boulevard. (A-3404-17)
14. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-60 and authorize the Chairman to execute a County Deed conveying property, Parcel 125.4, for the SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) Right-of-Way Project; FDOT FPN 240200-2. (A-3376-17)
15. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-61 and authorize the Chairman to execute a County Deed conveying property, Parcel 128.2, for the SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) Right-of-Way Project; FDOT FPN 240200-2. (A-3415-17)
16. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-62 and authorize the Chairman to execute a County Deed conveying property, Parcel 146.2, for the SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) Right-of-Way Project; FDOT FPN 240200-2. (A-3422-17)
17. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-63 and authorize the Chairman to execute a Purchase Agreement in the amount of $10,700 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Seminole County; and authorize the Chairman to execute a County Deed conveying property, Parcel 158.1, needed to construct the SR 429 (Wekiva Parkway) Right-of-Way Project; FDOT FPN 240200-2. (A-3432-17)
Traffic Engineering Division
18. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2017-R-64 and authorize the Chairman to execute the Locally Funded Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Seminole County for the upgrade of a traffic signal from concrete strain poles to painted mast arm structures on SR 434 at Tarry Town Trail. (A-3436-17)
Watershed Management Division
19. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-65 repealing Section 4.22 of the Seminole County Administrative Code dissolving the Mosquito Control Advisory Committee. (A-3406-17)
20. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-66 amending Section 3.15 of the Seminole County Administrative Code designating certain positions within Seminole County Government as Code Enforcement Officers. (A-2573-16)
Budget and Fiscal Management Division
21. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-67 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-044 through the Casselberry Fire Protection Fund to establish $8,151 and through the Fire Protection Fund to appropriate budget of $81,514 from reserves, for a total amount of $89,665 for an expansion on the countywide Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory system. (A-3363-17)
22. Pulled for separate discussion by Commissioner Constantine.
23. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-69 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-047 in the amount of $150,000 through the General Fund to appropriate funding for the renovation of the Seminole County Health Department located at 400 West Airport Boulevard, Sanford; and execute the associated Interior Renovation Services Agreement. (A-3311-17)
24. Pulled for separate discussion by Commissioner Constantine.
Purchasing & Contracts Division
25. Pulled for separate discussion by Commissioner Constantine.
Quentin (Bob) Beitel, 4 Quail Run, addressed the Board to speak in regard to Item #20, a requested Amendment to the Administrative Code in connection with Code Enforcement Officers. He said the list of code enforcement officials looks to him like just a lot of managers that will be sitting in the office, and he was wondering why they are being assigned to Code Enforcement when they probably should be in the field looking for violations. He noted his question is how many are field positions and he also wondered if the current code enforcement people report to the Sheriff. He endorses the request but feels there is some need for rework.
Commissioner Carey suggested that Ms. Guillet address Mr. Beitels concerns. Ms. Guillet explained they have two different ways of enforcing their codes. One is through their Code Enforcement Board, which is a public hearing process and they also have a Special Magistrate who conducts hearings with regard to alleged code violations. That is a very involved process. They have another process that involves the issuance of code enforcement citations which is also a very involved process with a warning requirement, etc. It gives staff the authority to issue a citation for a violation without going through the process of having a hearing. She stated in those cases they are fairly selective in the people that they assign the authority to issue citations, and they tend to be higher level, professional or management positions, because the responsibility of issuing a citation to somebody without the benefit of going through the code enforcement hearing process is something they take very seriously. They do have a lot of inspectors working in the field to identify code enforcement violations.
In regard to the question about code enforcement officers working for the Sheriffs Department, Ms. Guillet advised they do have an interlocal agreement with the Sheriffs Department and a section of their operations deals with code enforcement. She said they deal with the majority of potential code violations within Seminole County; however, there are certain elements of the Code that county staff still enforces like the bear ordinance, for example.
With regard to public participation, no one else in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Items #5 through #25 and public input was closed.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #11 A-3453-17
Commissioner Constantine reminded that a number of months ago, a citizen had expressed concern about the EMS fees. The Board requested that staff re-evaluate those fees and this resolution addresses that and eliminates two of those fees. He congratulated the County Manager and her staff on a job well done. Ms. Guillet stated she gives the credit to Jim Reynolds, Fire Department Director. Commissioner Carey remarked that the fees have been eliminated if a person is not transported to a medical facility. Ms. Guillet noted it has a minimal impact on their revenue source because insurance does not cover it.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-58 amending Section 20.38 of the Seminole County Administrative Code eliminating EMS Transport Rates for Basic Life Support without transport and Advanced Life Support without transport; and changing the department name from Public Safety Department to Fire Department.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #22 A-3419-17
Consent Agenda Item #25 A-3416-17
Commissioner Constantine pointed out that Item #22 and Item #25 are related, and that this is to update the voting machines as per state law. He noted that the cost of these voting machines is below the bid of others areas and counties. He congratulated the Countys Purchasing Division and the Supervisor of Elections not only for getting the same pricing as everybody, but then going back and negotiating to get an even better price which is saving the taxpayers money.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-68 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-046 in the amount of $1,298,029 through the General Fund reserves to establish a transfer budget to the Supervisor of Elections for the purchase of new voting machines; and to approve a Sales Order Agreement with Election Systems & Software, LLC, Omaha, Nebraska, for the purchase of voting machines, in the amount of $1,298,028.32; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Consent Agenda Item #24 A-3445-17
Commissioner Constantine stated Item #24 is the implementation and purchase of bear-resistant trash cans. He remarked he is excited that this County has taken a leadership role in the entire state in not only the protection of bears but also the protection of private property, families, and pets. This will give a 75% discount on these trash cans to entire neighborhoods. He reminded that the FWC stated you have to have 100% buy-in because just one can in the neighborhood will keep the bears coming in. He noted the bears have now gone back into the woods and there have been much fewer instances than they had in the past of negative human-bear contact. Now, the City of Apopka and Orange County are talking about implementing the same program. He congratulated the Board, County staff, and everyone involved in the community.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-70 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #17-048 through the Solid Waste Fund in the total amount of $296,100 to appropriate $200,000 in grant funding and $96,100 in sales revenues from the sale of bear-resistant trash cans.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize and approve the following:
26. Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated March 13, 20, and 27, 2017; Payroll Approval Lists dated March 9 and 23, 2017; Clerk's "Received and Filed" is for information only. (A-3439-17)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerks Received and Filed:
1. Subrecipient Agreement for Program Year 2016-2017 with The Seminole County Coalition for School Readiness, Inc. d/b/a The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole, as approved by the BCC on August 9, 2016.
2. Assistant Tennis Pro Agreement with Phillip Murray.
3. Conditional Utility Agreements for potable water and sewer service with Lor Jim Holdings, LLC, for the project known as Orange Creek; JES Consulting Property 2, LLC, for the project known as Lake Sylvan Oaks Ph 2; and Savannah Park Retail, LLC, for the project known as Exchange at Savannah Park 1A.
4. Development Order #17-27500008 for Alcoholic Beverage License for the project known as Orchid Thai Restaurant, 1210 International Parkway, Suite #163, Sue Manatad.
5. Approval Development Orders #16-30000090, 1190 Forest Hills Road, Daniel Crawford; #17-30000001, 102 Elizabeth Avenue, Joseph & Shelly Isom; #17-30000002, 5440 Endicott Place, Robert Wood & Taylor Simpson; #17-30000003, 576 Silvergate Loop, Shawn and Jodi Riker; #17-30000004, 1184 Laura Street, Jose Cruz; #17-30000005, 2170 Sipes Avenue, Ida Hampton; #17-32000002, 7255 Estapona Circle, CMS EDU Fern Park LP; #17-32000001, 200 SW 1st Avenue, Maitland Luxury Imports; and #17-32000003, 820 Balmy Beach Drive, Taurus LP.
6. Development Order #17-30000006, 140 Nova Drive, John & Frances Bosgraaf.
7. Performance Bond #929608922 for Roads, Streets, and Drainage in the amount of $356,911.20 for the project known as Queens Club.
8. Private Road Maintenance Bond #1053888 in the amount of $137,341.20 for the project known as Lukas Landing.
9. Right-of-Way Utilization Permit Maintenance Bond #024068734 in the amount of $12,851 for the project known as Oviedo Gardens (Gateway Gardens).
10. Subdivision and Site Plan Maintenance Agreement for Road Improvements and Irrevocable Letters of Credit #60000006304-1 in the amount of $19,029.20 and #60000006304-3 in the amount of $9,494 (total amount of $28,523.20) for the project known as Seranza Park.
11. Sixth Amendment to IFB-601295-11 with Brightview Landscaping Services, Inc.
12. Fifth Amendment to IFB-601934-14 with Siteone Landscape Supply, LLC.
13. First Amendment to IFB-602510-16 with MCG Services, LLC.
14. Amendment #1 to Work Order #11 to RFP-0336-15 with Site Secure, LLC, A Miller Electric Company.
15. Termination of CC-0559-15 with C.E. James, Inc.
16. Change Order #2 to CC-0573-15 with L7 Construction, Inc.
17. Work Order #54 to PS-8047-12 with Tierra, Inc.
18. Work Order #55 to PS-8047-12 with Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
19. Work Order #27 to CC-9192-13 with Corinthian Builders, Inc.
20. Work Order #18 to PS-9738-14 with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
21. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for 2017 UAA Mens and Womens Tennis Championships with University Athletic Association.
22. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for 2017 Jeffersons Jubilee with Nations Baseball of Greater Orlando, Inc.
23. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for 2017 March Madness with Perfect Game Youth Florida, Inc.
24. Parks Contracts for Services with Jeanene Arrington-Fisher and Alexander Robertson.
25. Bids as follows:
RFP-602766-17 from C&M Dredging, Inc.; Chuck Robinson Concrete and Bob Cat, Inc.; and
BID-602802-17 from Toter, LLC; Bearicuda Bins Inc.; Otto Environmental Systems (NC), LLC.
Item #27 A-3452-17
Tricia Setzer, Office of Economic Development & Community Relations, addressed the Board to present a request to consider approval of a Resolution recommending that CardWorks Servicing, LLC be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business (QTI); and approval of the Countys required Local Financial Support of $20,400 over Fiscal Years 2017/18 to 2021/22, as local participation in the QTI tax refund program; CardWorks Servicing, LLC, Applicant.
Ms. Setzer summarized the States QTI Tax Refund Incentive program and reviewed the request as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. She noted CardWorks Servicing intends to create 34 new jobs over a two-year period with an average annual wage of $50,109, which is 115% of the Countys annual wage. The company also anticipates creating another 207 positions for a total of 241 positions; she noted the 207 positions do not fall under the QTI umbrella. Chairman Horan then pointed out that only 34 of the 241 positions are incentivized because they fit into the qualifications for the amount of salary. Ms. Setzer stated the company will also be investing $4.2 million into renovating office space and equipment at the 100 Colonial Center Parkway location. She added she is seeking approval of the Countys required local financial support of $20,400 over FY 2017/18 to FY 2021/22. She mentioned that Cindy Schmargan, Vice President of Project Management and Collections, and Tara McComb, Chief Human Resources Officer, for CardWorks are here from Pittsburgh today as well as Tracy Turk with the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
Commissioner Constantine congratulated staff that this request achieves nine of the ten points that are important to him in this job growth discussion and the tenth is city participation which is not applicable to this.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #27 and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2017-R-71 recommending that CardWorks Servicing, LLC be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business (QTI); and approval of the Countys required Local Financial Support of $20,400 over Fiscal Years 2017/18 to 2021/22, as local participation in the QTI tax refund program; CardWorks Servicing, LLC, Applicant.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Horan recessed the meeting at 10:50 a.m.; reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners, with the exception of Commissioner Henley, and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Terri Porter who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Kyla Spencer, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOFS OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize the filing of the proofs of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearings into the Official Record.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
CHAPMAN APARTMENTS LSFLU AND REZONE/
Agenda Item #28 PH-2016-505
Continuation of public hearing from March 14, 2017, to consider a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Industrial to Planned Development and a Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) and PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for a mixed-use development on approximately 42.32 acres, located on the southeast corner of SR 417 and Chapman Road, as described in the proof of publication; Bryan Potts.
Brian Walker, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and stated the Applicant is requesting that this item be continued indefinitely.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to the continuance and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to continue indefinitely, the request to consider transmittal of a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Industrial to Planned Development, and the associated Rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) and PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development), for a mixed-use development on approximately 42.32 acres, located on the southeast corner of SR 417 and Chapman Road, as described in the proof of publication; Bryan Potts, Applicant.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
W. 7TH STREET REZONE/Wilbert B. Berrios
Agenda Item #29 PH-2016-554
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider a Rezone from R-3 (Multiple Family Dwelling) to R-1 (Single Family Dwelling) on 1.56 acres, located on the west side of CR 419, ½ mile south of Snow Hill Road, Wilbert B. Berrios, received and filed.
Joy Giles, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and presented the item as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. She noted staff recommends approval.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #29 and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt Ordinance #2017-11 enacting a Rezone from R-3 (Multiple Family Dwelling) to R-1 (Single Family Dwelling) on 1.56 acres, located on the west side of CR 419, ½ mile south of Snow Hill Road, as described in the proof of publication; Wilbert B. Berrios.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
MYSTIC COVE SSLUA AND PD MAJOR AMENDMENT REZONE/
Agenda Item #30 PH-2016-553
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Higher Intensity Planned Development - Transitional to Planned Development, and Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for C-1 (Retail Commercial) and Self-Storage uses, on 1.79 acres, located on the north side of West SR 426, east of SR 417, Charlie Stocks, received and filed.
Holly Darino, Court Reporter with Orange Legal, was present. (Business card was received and filed.)
Joy Giles, Planning & Development, addressed the Board and presented the item as outlined in the Agenda Memorandum. She stated the Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval and staff recommends approval as well.
Tara Tedrow, 215 North Eola Drive, addressed the Board and noted she is an attorney at Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed. She had a presentation prepared for the Board but stated Ms. Giles adequately covered everything that the Applicant is asking for today. Ms. Tedrow stated on behalf of the Applicant, they agree with staffs recommendation of approval along with the condition of approval that theyve recommended from the P&Z hearing. She noted the Applicant and Engineer of Record are both present for any questions.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #30, and public input was closed.
Commissioner Dallari declared he had several conversations with the Applicant and they were very informative. He has also had a couple of phone conversations and met with several residents about some concerns which have been addressed.
Ex parte communications from Commissioner Dallari and Commissioner Carey were received and filed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to adopt Ordinance #2017-12 enacting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from Higher Intensity Planned Development - Transitional to Planned Development; and Ordinance #2017-13 enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for C-1 (Retail Commercial) and Self-Storage uses; and the associated Development Order and Master Development Plan for 1.79 acres, located on the north side of West SR 426, east of SR 417, as described in the proof of publication; Charlie Stocks, Applicant.
Commissioner Constantine stated he had ex parte communications with the Applicants attorney. Chairman Horan noted he had a meeting with Ms. Tedrow.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
Meloney Lung, Assistant County Manager, addressed the Board and stated Alex Setzer will be presenting the Legislative Update. She noted staff received an update from Commissioner Constantine; David Johnson, Property Appraiser; and Edward Bass, Resource Management Director.
Alex Setzer, Lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group, addressed the Board to present the Legislative Update. He stated in regard to budget priorities, they have $1 million for CAD (Computer-Aided system), $1 million in the House and $1 million in the Senate; for the DJJ facility, there is $2 million on the Senate side. He feels pretty good about the House side and being able to get that in because there have been some good meetings. Budget wise, they are ahead of the game and he feels good about the chances of recouping some of that money. He noted a lot of credit goes to not only the local delegation but also to Senator Jack Latvala who has been instrumental in helping the County and has agreed to help them in the future.
Mr. Setzer stated there are a lot of Home Rule bills that have popped up this session, most from the House side and some from the Senate. A vast majority of those bills are either dead, faltering, or running out of time to get through committees. He noted that SB 1774 has a big fiscal impact. Its been calculated through estimating revenue that it was about $750 million throughout the entire state, and for Seminole County, it is around $12 million total. In the Senate, it is on the second stop. Mr. Setzer explained why the bill is not scheduled to be up this week and will most likely have to go up next week if its going to make it through its last stop.
On the House side, Mr. Setzer stated there are two bills that are similar to SB 1774 and neither reference to any committees. Again, theyve run out of time to make it through. He cautioned that he continues to hear a lot of chatter that this language is going to pop up somewhere on both sides if it doesnt make it through. They are keeping their ear to the ground. Every Wednesday at lunch, every local government meets, both cities and counties, and this is the number one priority they are all working on to try to kill. Mr. Setzer added he should know a lot more by the beginning of next week as to what the future is as far as the homestead exemption goes. He does believe theres a possibility it could go to the Constitutional committee. That is an option.
Commissioner Dallari thanked Mr. Setzer and his staff for their work on Rolling Hills and Jetta Point.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to appoint Brenda Urias to the Tourism Development Council for a four-year term, 2017-2021.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
In regard to recent wildfires, Commissioner Dallari thanked County staff. In addition to the Fire Department, all of the associated agencies, and the Sheriffs Department, there were a lot of staff members involved.
Commissioner Constantine stated out of all of the issues that are still in play, the one that the Legislature is not playing poker with is the cellular issue, the "backpack" that they can put on any tower taking a way the responsibility and the _%i1_authority of local government_%m1_. H e explained there 's been _%~1_some give and take , but the only one _% 1__%1_give- and- take that there is not is the cost . The Legislature is simply saying $15 is a ll that the l ocal governments can charge . Commissioner Constantine stated everybody agrees that they would love to have improvement, but for an improvement that is going to allow the private businesses about $170-billion profit, he would think that the local governments that are required to maintain the utilities in the right-of-way should be able to at least get compensated a little more because there is no money in there for maintenance or anything else, it is just $15. He opined that of all the issues that are still out there, this seems to be an issue that is going to pass for sure and that there's no give or take on the $15.
Commissioner Dallari asked Commissioner Constantine if he could go into a little more detail regarding the cellular bill. Commissioner Constantine explained there is a new breakthrough in tec hnology pertaining to cellular e quipment for _&µ1_tow ers that allows wire less _&¾1_companies to be able to put _&Å1_something that looks like a back pack on var ious poles that might _&Ó1_be in the cities ' or _&Ø1_count ies ' right -of -ways_&Þ1__&ß1_. The State Legislature is suggesting that _&î1__&ï1__&ð1__&ñ1__&ò1_the local _&ô1_governments will not have any _&ù1_authority to tell the wireless companies whe re they can place it , how they _''1_place it , or how m any they can place ; the only thing local governm ents would be able to do is _'51__'61_receive compensati_'91__'72__'91_on at $15 per _':1__';2_unit . Mr. _%_Applegate agreed and stated it is one of the thin_'L2_gs h e has closely followed _'S1_with the Association of County Attorneys and staff has been actively in volved in working on the related legal issues. Commissioner Dallari asked if the local governments can deny the wireless companies the right if the pole is not physically able to handle the wind load. Mr. Applegate answered there is no regulation yet, but right now the answer would be no. Commissioner Constantine noted the wireless companies are suggesting that it wouldn't make a difference. He explained that p art of the problem is this is such new technology that they don't know how much it's going to cost long-term, how much it's going to cost to continue, or what maintenance requirements there might be.
Mr. Applegate expressed when he went through the pending bills, the list of bills that affect the local government's ability to regulate is staggering even though a lot of them are now dead in the water. Commissioner Constantine _(i1__(i1_opined part of it is the fact that this is probably the most in experienced Legislature in a long time with the least amount of local government experience_(1__(1__( 1__(1__(1_.
Commissioner Constantine congratulated staff, the County Attorney, and the Commission f or taking a stand today on Item #5 i n support of HB 451 regarding the elimination of fracturing in the state of Florida.
C ommissioner Carey discussed the Seminole County Boy Scout Gold en Eagle dinner last Thursday. She noted there were about 320 people in attendance and they raised about $220,000, which will stay in _(ö1_Seminole County to support scouting . She thanked Sheriff Dennis Lemma, David Gierach who was dinner chair, and all of the folks who participated.
Commissioner Carey wished everyone a happy Easter and stated she hopes everyone participates in learning more about the importance of keeping the environment safe on Earth Day,_(ü1_ April 22nd.
Chairman _%_Commerce. Commissioner Dallari, Commissioner Carey and Chairman Horan made a presentation to the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber at a luncheon last week and gave a State-of-the- County kind of message to them. Chairman Horan opined the Chamber got a good update and were impressed with all of the details that they were able to get.Horan stated he participated in a wonderful meeting with the Oviedo/Winter Springs Chamber of
Chairman Horan announced Surinam Airways is the newest airline at the Orlando Sanford Airport and they offer twice-weekly nonstop flights to and from Aruba. H e attended the reception for their inaugural flight last week and met their CEO, the North American Manager, and two of their Senators.
Chairman Horan stated there i s a wond er ful article in the March 24 e dition of the Orlando Business Journal containing interviews from a number of social media managers who do PR work. He expressed it's a great article about how _+,1_they use social media in marketing and public relations and _+81_how to build brand aware ness and _+@2_customer relations by using social me dia . It also notes the var ious techniques social media managers in these public relations firms use to do that . Chairman Horan opined he found it very useful as the County come_+W1_s up on e val uating the _+^3_marketing re sponses to their R F Ps .
Chairman Horan reminded that t he time is getting close where t he Board need s to schedule and agendize the Chart er Re view action items . M r. _%_Applegate remarked th ey have to start meeting in _%_August. Chairman Horan stated they need to schedule and agendize those action items the County needs to take in terms of who is going to have which particular area, which cities, so they can start identifying those kinds of people who they want to have on the Charter Review. Mr. Applegate explained once they're appointed, his office will work with the County Manager's Office and wi ll have complete binders with the relevant information the Review needs to get started.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter dated March 21, 2017, from Keith Glatz, Entity Awards Program Chair, Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc., to Chairman Horan re: Seminole County Government, Purchasing & Contracts Division has earned the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement for 2017.
2. Notice of Public Hearing to consider a Conditional Use received on March 27, 2017, to be held on April 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at Sanford City Hall re: 215 E. Seminole Blvd.
3. Copy of a letter dated March 29, 2017, to Petrina Herring, Bureau Chief, Office of Criminal Justice Grants, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, from Bryant Applegate, Seminole County Attorney re: Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.
COUNTY MANAGERS REPORT
Nicole Guillet, County Manager, stated staff has a proposed addendum to the Purchase Contract for the Rolling Hills property. Staff has been working with the State on trying to transfer the Jetta Point commitments to Rolling Hills a nd it has been a very lengthy process. _%_She explained the seller has graciously agreed to extend the due diligence period 75 days and that is what the amendment addresses. She stated staff respectfully asks for the Board's approval of that amendment.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Amendment to Contract for Sale and Purchase of Land with Rolling Hills Reserve, LLC.
Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 voted AYE.
Ms. Guillet congratulate_,&1_d the Fire Department for their efforts with the Chuluota fire this weekend. S he explained that a couple_%_ of weeks ago, they had a _,&1_brushfire out in Seminole Woods. In between those two fires, they had a major warehouse fire. And last week they undertook a mass casualty training exercise. Ashley Moore, SGTV, displayed p hotographs of the recent events. Ms. Guillet noted t here were a number of different agencies involved including the Seminole County Fire Department, Oviedo Fire Department, the Sheriff's Department, Orange County, Brevard County, Maitland, Winter Park and Orlando. Between Seminole County and _%_Oviedo there were 15 engines, 9 woods trucks, 3 rescues, 3 tankers, 1 tower, all the command staff and firefighters necessary. Out-of-area resources included 5 engines, 2 woods trucks, a rescue, a rehab unit, 3 helicopters, 6 bulldozers, and assistance from the County's law enforcement officers and also law enforcement officers in the region.
Ms. Guillet stated it was a sig nificant ef fort _-z1_and everybody did a fantast ic job . She noted the Fire Department Director provided regular updates which staff for warded to the Board _-1_to try to keep everyone informed. She explained the County had a social media presence , d id a reverse 911 to notify the neighbors , and the _%_EOC was act_-º2_ivated . She stated there was minor damage at the Girl Scout camp but otherwise the County was very lucky and they can attribute that to the skill and hard work of s taff and the _%_County's other part ners that were out there.
Jim Reynolds, Fire Department Director, addressed the Board to state it looked like a one-acre, easy to handle brushfire; but when the winds changed, they had to change command priorities from putting out the brushfire to saving people's lives and homes. He thanked staff and the partner agencies. Mr. Reynolds stated t here w ere probably 150-_/ 1_plus people , 100 or so from the Girl Scout camp plus the homes, that evacuated and all were taken care of. _%_Only three of those families had to be put up in hotels but they did a great job coordinating that. Gene va Baptist Church opened their property to t he Fire _%_Department and they also had great support from the community. Ms. Guillet added Publix fed staff fighting the Chuluota and Geneva fire.
Commissioner Care y suggested a letter from the County Manager's _%_Office to all of the various managers involved expressing the _%_County's appreciation for the ease of coordinating these efforts would be appropriate. She added if the shoe was reversed, the County is always there for them . Mr. Reynolds n oted he has every body documented on the _%_FEMA forms, but there was also a tremendous effort from law enforcement, helicopters, and Forestry that helped in this effort. Commissioner Constantine suggested a letter of appreciation to the Publix manager as well. Commissioner Carey _%_p ointed out it doesn't _1¤1_always happen this way in other jurisdictions, and _1©1__#_s he thinks that t he County has to continue _1¯1_to build relationships. It's not uncommon for t he County to have interface with other agencies and come together for the greater good and she thinks it's important to _1Ë1_recognize that in writing and a sked that the County Manager include in the letters that the managers share that with all of their people that were individually involved. Mr. Reynolds thanked the Board for their support and the County Manager's Office who was in touch the whole weekend.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 2:07 p.m., this same date.