BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
May 8, 2018
The following is a non-verbatim transcript of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, held at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 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 Lee Constantine (District 3)
Commissioner Robert Dallari (District 1)
Commissioner Carlton Henley (District 4)
Commissioner Brenda Carey (District 5)
Chief Deputy Clerk Brent Holladay
County Manager Nicole Guillet
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Jane Spencer
Pastor Ron Williams, Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church, Sanford, gave the Invocation. Chairman Horan led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Business Spotlight video for Inlign Automotive was presented.
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Agenda Item #2 – 2018-0703
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt a Proclamation declaring May 6 through May 12, 2018, as National Travel and Tourism Week in Seminole County, Florida.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Numerous members of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) accepted the proclamation; and Bruce Skwarlo, CFHLA Board Member, addressed the Board to state he is the general manager of the Marriott Lake Mary and this year’s Tourism Development Council chairman. Mr. Skwarlo thanked the Board for all they do and for promoting tourism.
Agenda Item #3 – 2018-0685
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt a Proclamation declaring the month of May 2018 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month in Seminole County, Florida.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Henley left the meeting at this time.
Nicole Brenenstuhl, Program Administrator for Seminole System of Care/Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, addressed the Board to express her appreciation for their support. Ms. Brenenstuhl reported that nationally, one in five children and youth have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder. One in ten youth have a mental health challenge severe enough to impact how they function at home, in school, or within their communities. She then reviewed the statistics regarding school-aged children and children ages 14 to 21. Ms. Brenenstuhl stated she hopes that the awareness and education that these conversations will bring to this subject will also allow others to feel safe and more comfortable seeking help. She briefly described the Seminole System of Care and pointed out that their youth are offered services such as support, education, and advocacy that they so deserve and can assist them in regaining a positive control over themselves and their futures. Hopefully May will bring more awareness for mental health and this great support and education will continue to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in the community. Commissioner Dallari requested that Ms. Brenenstuhl talk about the green pins that she handed out and she explained that the green ribbon represents Children’s Mental Health Awareness month.
Commissioner Henley reentered the meeting at this time.
Agenda Item #4 – 2018-0697
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt a Proclamation declaring May 6 through May 12, 2018, as Public Servant Recognition Week in Seminole County, Florida.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Ms. Guillet reported that the County has 1,300 employees that serve the public every day. She pointed out that today they have a small representation of the entire workforce that keeps the County running who will be accepting the Proclamation.
Mark Sevigny, Public Works, addressed the Board to express his appreciation for the Proclamation on behalf of his division.
Donna Walsh, American Society for Public Administration, addressed the Board and stated she is the outgoing president of the ASPA, and they truly support public servants. Ms. Walsh remarked that it was a great showing today of the public servants in the chambers and thanked the Board for recognizing them.
Agenda Item #5 – 2018-0701
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2018-R-58 honoring the contributions of Gail Blackwelder.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Gail Blackwelder, Information Services Department, addressed the Board to express her appreciation.
Agenda Item #1 – 2018-0702
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to adopt appropriate Resolution #2018-R-59 honoring Maurice "Red" McCullough for his years of dedication and service to Seminole County.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The McCullough family accepted the Resolution. Deputy Mike McCullough, Red McCullough’s son, addressed the Board to express the family’s appreciation.
Agenda Item #6 – 2018-0704
Donna Walsh, Health Officer and Director with the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County; Chief Dan Purcell, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office; and Assistant Chief Matt Kinley, Seminole County Fire Department, presented an Opioid Task Force Update. Ms. Walsh began the presentation (received and filed) by showing a Public Service Announcement video.
Ms. Walsh displayed the first slide which shows over 25 partners that they invited to the table last August to start an opioid and heroin task force. The Opioid History slide was displayed and Ms. Walsh reviewed the opioid historical time line starting in 2000. She talked about the measures that Governor Scott put in place to address the issue and how he allocated funding to do that as well. Last week he issued another executive order, which reaffirmed and extended the state of emergency for the opioid epidemic; and the State Surgeon General reissued a declaration of public health emergency for the opioid epidemic and a statewide standing order for Naloxone. Ms. Walsh explained how people went from prescription drug use, because of the drug monitoring system, and shifted to heroin in the street and with that came a whole host of complications.
Chief Purcell addressed the Board and gave a brief history of how the pill mills worked and how the proliferation of an opioid addiction continued to get worse. He explained that after the 2012 law enforcement crackdown on the pill mills, unfortunately a lot of the people who were addicted to the opioid pills turned to heroin. Chief Purcell referred to the Florida Heroin-Related Deaths graph and indicated that the State started to see the deaths increase in 2012 as a result of heroin use. It was up to 952 in 2016. The Chief displayed the Florida Fentanyl‑Related Deaths graph and explained that the dealers were not only using heroin but they were also cutting heroin with fentanyl. The deaths related to fentanyl were very significant, and they are seeing that in the community today as well.
The chart indicating the Heroin- and Cocaine-Related Deaths in Seminole County was displayed and Chief Purcell talked about how that number has risen. When you combine the deaths related to heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, the total number is 2,352 in 2016 and 47 of those (or 2%) occurred in Seminole County. He referred to the Overdose Incidents/Deaths in Seminole County 2015-2017 slide and pointed out the difference in Incidents versus Deaths when Narcan was administered and they got medical care. He explained how they were behind the curve on data collection; and in working together on the task force, they are now seeing integrated data so they get a better picture of what the situation is locally.
Assistant Chief Matt Kinley addressed the Board and reviewed the statistics regarding Emergency Department (ED) Overdoses in Seminole County Ages 0‑85+ Years Old in 2015 through 2018 for both females and males. The difference in the potency between heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil was explained. He talked about the dangers to the first responders from the carfentanil. AC Kinley described how these drugs work on someone’s brain and how they cause death.
Chief Purcell reported that in 2017 a Task Force was formed. He displayed the Task Force slide and reviewed the statistics listed that caused them to form the task force. The goal of the task force is to develop an action plan and execute that action plan that addresses the reduction of opioid addiction, prevents overdose deaths, and improves the quality of life in Seminole County. Chief Purcell explained that the task force was broken into three subcommittees. The first subcommittee, and probably on the frontline, is the Criminal Justice and First Responder Committee. He indicated that the first goal of this subcommittee is the aggressive and strategic enforcement of criminal investigations to stop the epidemic from continuing.
Chief Purcell gave an example of a crime scene in an overdose situation and talked about how Major Crimes, Forensics, the City/County Investigative Bureaus, and any available resources including criminal analysts, intelligence analysts, and investigative analysts are on top of these cases immediately. With regard to some additional goals, he discussed first responder safety, equipping all of the deputies with Narcan, and coordinating Vivitrol treatment not only with their partner Aspire Health Care in the community but also within the Seminole County Jail. The Chief advised that they are also committed to their school safety program as well and making sure they have the education components at the elementary, middle and high school ages to prevent this and stop people from exploring any of these types of drugs. Upon inquiry by Chairman Horan, Chief Purcell stated that Narcan is about $35 per dose. He explained that they got some funding through the State of Florida through a number of different grants that covered about 100 doses of Narcan. The remaining 300 to 350 doses were covered through the General Fund for the Sheriff’s Office. The Vivitrol program is a State grant program that has been granted out through Aspire Health Care for both community-based resources and treatment and also in concert with the correction facility.
Ms. Walsh continued the presentation and discussed the Education and Prevention, Community Outreach and Resources Committee. With regard to goals, she indicated that besides youth awareness, they have put together a second PSA. They are compiling all of their educational materials on the Seminole Prevention Coalition website. They want to collectively work together and be consistent with their messaging and make sure they are addressing this from the atlas populations that were discussed. They want to make sure they educate the youth early so this does not become a lifelong issue. Ms. Walsh explained that the Treatment and Recovery Committee is the mental health folks. Besides Aspire, they have independent mental health agencies that have come to the table and are working together to address the issue.
AC Kinley reviewed the Types of Naloxone Administration and advised that law enforcement in Seminole County uses the Narcan nasal application. He stated the EMS’s application is in a syringe. They can go IV, nasal, IM, and many different ways. It will be whatever is going to work on that particular scene. AC Kinley then explained how Narcan works in the brain. The Naloxone Use by Fire Department chart was reviewed. AC Kinley advised that they will be putting larger amounts of Narcan onto their command trucks. They will have three doses per the maximum number of people that would be on a unit so they are able to treat someone for basically 30 minutes. By that point in time, they would be at the ER or have gotten high doses of Narcan to go long term if needed. He stressed that while heroin is bad, the fentanyl and carfentanil they are cutting it with is the killer.
Chief Purcell reviewed the Naloxone Use by Law Enforcement chart, and he pointed out that it is significantly lower than Fire and EMS throughout the county. He referred to the chart and explained that 38 incidents are not 38 doses. The deputies could have responded to the scene and pushed a second or a third dose before Fire and EMS arrived. The Chief stated that 92% of the time the Fire Department and EMS are there at the scene to take care of the patient to make sure that Narcan is administered much more efficiently than law enforcement can with the nasal administration of Narcan.
Ms. Walsh advised that the opioid and heroin epidemic is a public health crisis. She displayed the Vital Signs slide and explained this is a sample of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's publication that addresses this issue and Public Health's role in it. She referred to the slide and explained that the strategies in the bottom left corner highlight basically what they have been doing as a county to address this issue. It is collaborative and it is so important for all of the key agencies to work together. She advised it is a combination of reducing access, law enforcement, and treatment and education. Ms. Walsh displayed the last slide and reported that they are seeing a resurgence of IV drug abuse with the heroin and opioid epidemic which means they are also seeing an increase in a number of infectious diseases such as HIV-AIDS and Hepatitis B and C. She reported that is another piece that Public Health is addressing to make sure the community understands and realizes there are resources for that as well.
Commissioner Carey and Ms. Walsh discussed the possibility of airing the PSA's on local TV stations. With regard to crises, Commissioner Carey noted that the Board has passed ordinances regarding pain clinics, pill mills, gambling, and whatever happens to be in the criminal world. She suggested if there is something that needs to be done by the Board to help address and strengthen the position of law enforcement or the first responders, the Board would want to know what that is and how they can assist. Commissioner Dallari thanked all of the participants on the task force for bringing this forward. He echoed what Commissioner Carey said and asked Ms. Walsh if there is anything more that she needs from the Board. Ms. Walsh stated that from an administrative viewpoint, as they are developing the strategies and moving toward policy changes, then she can foresee they might come to the Board. She reported that law enforcement is the furthest ahead of the three committees. So as they are developing those strategies and fine-tuning them and getting to a point where they see a policy change needs to be made, they will then definitely come to the Board.
Chairman Horan wondered how many lives they think they have saved. AC Kinley stated it is close to 1,000. Chairman Horan suggested they let that sink in; due to these actions, close to 1,000 lives have been saved in this county alone. Commissioner Dallari reminded that they have other issues such as repeating individuals. Commissioner Carey questioned how many are repeat offenders. Chairman Horan remarked that he just wanted to point this out because the actions that are being taken by these people on an emergency basis under incredible stressful conditions save lives every single day in this county. The Chairman stressed that if there is anything the Board can do to help, the task force should come to them and tell them what is needed in order to do these things better.
AC Kinley stated that from a Fire Department's perspective, the Board has given them the tools and the resources that they need. He stated they respond and do what they do; they save lives. They would prefer to not have to go there and that the problem would go away. AC Kinley encouraged everyone to please support law enforcement's efforts to eradicate this problem in Seminole County. Discussion ensued with regard to addiction and the use of Vivitrol in the jails. Commissioner Carey asked what the number is of repeat offenders where they have saved their lives multiple times by using Narcan from the Fire Department's perspective. AC Kinley stated just "shooting from the hip," the number is one out of four that is a repeat. He pointed out they are not even seeing the whole population because of those who don't want to call 911. They are fearful of calling 911 and that is when they get dropped off at the local hospitals.
Commissioner Dallari complimented Ms. Walsh, Chief Purcell, AC Kinley, and the people on the task force for the work they have done. He pointed out there are regions throughout the country that are still trying to figure out what to do to form a task force. Even though they are trying to get ahead of the curve and are not there yet, they are on solid ground to try to make significant changes or strides. The Commissioner thinks their goals are comprehensive and not just on the medical side or the law enforcement side but also with the pretreatment as well as trying to educate folks. He thinks the real nugget here is trying to get people educated so they understand what the significance is if they do go down this path.
Commissioner Carey noted that in this information, they have what the Sheriff's Office has done and what Fire and Rescue has done. She stated it would be interesting to see what the hospitals have administered in the same categories to save lives. Ms. Walsh explained that was part of the presentation they saw. The Health Department has a system called ESSENCE, which is a mixed-surveillance system, where they capture all of the hospital discharge summaries so if the discharge indicated that it was a drug overdose, they would capture that information. Commissioner Carey requested that Ms. Walsh deliver this presentation to their offices because in looking at the handout that was provided, it is really difficult to see some of those graphs and to see where the lines are. If they have it electronically, they can blow it up. Chairman Horan added that if they have it electronically, since they all have newsletters, they can get it out.
Ms. Walsh noted that the Medical Examiner's information data is uploaded into the ESSENCE system as well; so they can access it as well. Commissioner Carey pointed out that these are people that died. She is wondering how many of the hospital's patients are being administered with Narcan and other things that are saving lives. They know how many they are administering at both the Sheriff's Office and Fire Department but what about the people that get dropped off at the hospital? Not everybody in that scenario dies, and it would be interesting to know in how many of those cases they have issued Narcan. Ms. Walsh mentioned another strategy to help the public is if you have a friend or loved one or know of someone who is addicted, you can now acquire Naloxone at the local pharmacy.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Chairman Horan asked Ms. Guillet if there are any changes other than add-on Item #13A, a Memorandum of Understanding from the Public Library Association. Ms. Guillet stated the only other change is the deletion of Item #16, CC-1719-18 Agreement for Electrical Improvements for Central Transfer Station, which will be brought to the Board at a later date.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to the Consent Agenda and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize and approve the following:
County Manager’s Office
7. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2018-R-60 to add a new section to the County Administrative Code, Section 24.15, Subsection 119.0, titled "Use of County Property." This new section establishes the standards of use of County-issued equipment and property. (2018-0695)
Community Assistance Division
8. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the First Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka and Seminole County for the purpose of allowing monthly home inspections. (2018-0671)
Planning & Development Division
9. Approve the plat for the Enclave at Hawk’s Crest subdivision containing 250 townhome lots on 30.08 acres zoned PD (San Pedro/Lake Howell Reserve Planned Development), located on the north side of Howell Branch Road between SR 436 and Dike Road; Brian Kittle, Applicant. (2018-0691)
10. Approve the plat for the Preserve at Hawk’s Crest subdivision containing a portion of the spine road and 76 single-family residential lots on 55.61 acres zoned PD (San Pedro/Lake Howell Reserve Planned Development), located on the north side of Howell Branch Road between SR 436 and Dike Road; Brian Kittle, Applicant. (2018-0692)
11. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Entertainment Services Agreement, to provide children’s programs at the branch libraries as part of the Summer Reading Program with the following contractor: Ilenbilu J. Harrell, Orisirisi African Folklore Performer, $5,000. (2018-0667)
Budget & Fiscal Management
12. Approve and authorize the Chairmen to execute appropriate Resolution #2018-R-61 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #18-045 through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) fund in the amount of $214,000 for the purpose of providing housing assistance to low and moderate income persons who were impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. (2018-0686)
13. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2018-R-62 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #18-048 through the Mosquito Control Grant Fund in the amount of $928 to increase the revenue amount provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Arthropod (Mosquito) Control Program Grant. (2018-0706)
13A. Approve and accept a Memorandum of Understanding from the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, for the Inclusive Internship Initiative grant program in the amount of $3,500 to fund two library summer interns; and authorize the County Manager to sign the Memorandum of Understanding. (2018-0725)
Purchasing & Contracts Division
14. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County and each Constitutional Officer; and approve and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Fourth Amendment to M-463-04/AJR with Nationwide Retirement Solutions (NRS), which incorporates the executed Interlocal Agreements. (2018-0709)
15. Award RFP-603029-18/BJC, Legal Services Agreement for Legal Counsel for Seminole County Public Construction Projects, to Sasso & Sasso, P.A., Winter Park, at an hourly rate of $185 per hour for Attorneys and $85 per hour for Paralegals; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (2018-0690)
16. Pulled from the Agenda a request to award CC-1719-18/TAD, Agreement for Electrical Improvements for Central Transfer Station, in the amount of $279,468 to CTR III Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a Control Engineering Group of 175 Semoran Commerce Place, Suite C, Apopka; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (2018-0656)
17. Approve the Proprietary Source Procurement SS-603147-18/PCD for the procurement of the Emergency Fire Dispatcher (EFD) software with Priority Dispatch, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, in the amount of $79,389; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to issue Purchase Orders on an as-needed basis. (2018-0707)
18. Award IFB-603091-18/TLR, Term Contract for Irrigation Installation, Repairs and Maintenance Services for Seminole County, to The Budd Group, Inc., Orlando, for the estimated annual amount of $75,000; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. (2018-0687)
19. Approve the ranking list; authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, The Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA); and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Master Services Agreement (MSA) for PS-1804-18/AEJ, MSA for Architectural and Engineering Assistance for the Five Points Redevelopment P3 Project; Estimated Term Usage of $1,000,000. (2018-0681)
20. Approve Sole Source Procurement SS-603143-18/ESN for the purchase and services related to Cyberlocks, keys and components with Practical Products Group, LLC, Orlando; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to issue Purchase Order(s). Initial purchase amount is $147,243. (2018-0680)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
With regard to Item #19, Commissioner Dallari stated he fully supports the way the item is presented because it is following State Statute. He wants to make sure the Board, as a whole, continues to be up to speed with the item per State Statute. He believes this truly is the right thing to do, but he is concerned about the financial aspects of it and when staff will get back to the Board so the Board understands exactly what the process is and how this is actually going to be moving forward. Chairman Horan reported for the public that Item #19 deals with the Five Points Redevelopment P3 project. It is to approve a ranking list and authorize staff to negotiate rates in accordance with Florida law with regard to the public-private partnership proposals for the development of the Five Points area.
Ms. Guillet explained that the window on the procurement for proposals for the public-private partnership closed last week; so staff has just received the proposals. This is not the first inquiry they have received about how they move forward on this; so they will be putting together a time line. Ms. Guillet reminded the Board that they adopted some procedures for the review of public-private partnership proposals; so staff will tie a time line to those procedures that were adopted earlier this year or at the end of last year and get that out to all of the Commissioners so they will understand how this is going to track and what the steps involved are in the review of those proposals.
Commissioner Dallari stated he knows that with the procedures, they are notified of different things and he wants to understand that time line and also understand when they will be looking at the financial implications because budget is coming up.
Commissioner Carey advised that her big concern about reviewing P3's is the financial analysis of it. She does not think they have anyone on staff qualified to delve into that and they need someone with experience. It takes so long to get through the RFP process that she wants to make sure they get that portion of it moving quickly. Commissioner Carey stated she knows they have a financial advisor but she does not know how much experience they have in this particular area; it may be something they need a specialist in. Yesterday in her briefing she asked who they had under contract that are financial folks and not necessarily like their bond counsel but all of the different people they could possibly go to that have expertise that are not involved in any of these proposals. From her standpoint, building it is the easy part and understanding the financial modeling of it is the most important piece of it. She remarked that she wants to make sure they don't sit here waiting for staff to get around to the review of the process without starting the process of getting somebody on board that can help the Board with understanding the financial aspects of it.
Chairman Horan agreed that Commissioner Carey had a very good point because a P3 project like this includes the proposer bringing forth a financial package; and so consequently, it is not something they do commonly although it is something that obviously is a project delivery method that is growing in popularity. The Chairman stated he does not know what expertise they have on staff and certainly he would want to understand how that kind of financing works and how you evaluate those kinds of financing alternatives. Ms. Guillet replied that she could not agree more. She explained now that they have received the set of proposals to consider, they know who is on those teams from a financial standpoint versus who might be on the County's team. P3 projects are very complicated and very much regulated by State Statute. She recommended that the Board consider bringing in some outside counsel on that from a financial standpoint and also from a structure‑of‑the‑deal standpoint. She agrees 100% that that is the appropriate way to go.
Commissioner Carey talked about the need to build the facilities and stated there are different ways to go about it. The P3 may be the answer and it may not be the answer. It may be that it is a bonding issue. She stressed that someone has got to analyze the variables in those choices to present to the Board so they clearly understand what the best financial choice for them as a County is. Ms. Guillet agreed and reminded that they have some significant financial considerations moving forward with respect to the additional Homestead Exemption and also the SunRail obligations. Understanding how any part or component of this project, either the whole project or a component of it, fits into the Board's long‑term financial strategies is very important. Commissioner Dallari explained that is the reason he wants to understand the time line and the process that is going to be happening.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve the following:
21. Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated April 9 and 16, 2018. (2018-0689)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk & Comptroller’s “Received and Filed”:
1. Bill of Sale accepting the off-site water and sewer system for the project known as Grocery Store Balmy Beach.
2. Letter of Credit #68137117 (right-of-way use) for the project known as Shoppes at Sterling Creek, in the amount of $10,966.
3. Certificate of Costs Abatement, 448 Highland Street; Julius & Sabinah Oyediran.
4. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for East Coast State Championship with A-Game Travel Baseball, Inc.
5. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for Florida State Championship with Nations Baseball of Greater Orlando, Inc.
6. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement for Nextgen Championships with Prospect Wire, Inc.
7. Associate Tennis Pro Agreement with Alejandro Enrique Vargas Arvelo.
8. Approval Vesting Certificates #18-01800003, Retreat at Oregon; #18-01800007, Somerset at Sanford Farms; #18-01800008, Cameron Heights Villages E and F; #18-01800009, Parkdale Place; #18-01800012, Steeple Chase; #18-01800013, Hawks Crest; #18-01800014, Whitetail Run; #18-01800016, Broadstone Forest; and #18-01800018, Hawks Crest-Meritage.
9. Developers Commitment Agreement #17-20500012, for Evergreen Property; William Schaub and Evergreen, LLC.
10. Addendum #2 to Development Order #17-20500044; Lake Howell Reserve and San Pedro PD aka Hawk’s Crest; JEN Florida 23, LLC.
11. Development Order #18-27500016, Alcoholic Beverage License for Stefanos Trattoria; Freddy Martinez.
12. Development Order #18-27500017, Alcoholic Beverage License for 7-Eleven; Lucas Young.
13. Approval Development Orders #17-30000129, 103 Mercury Street, George & Francine Watkins; #18-30000017, 1318 Hampstead Terrace, Robyn Stevenson; #18-30000018, 423 Eagle Circle, Frederick Bauer; #18-30000021, 5222 Poinsetta Avenue, Celina Alonzo; #18-30000023, 106 South Lakewood Circle, John & Susan Hall; #18-30000025, 825 Nocturne Drive, Elite Masonry of Central Florida, LLC; #17-30000133, 901 North Street, Michael & Sharon Haw; #18-30000020, 5029 Oak Hill Drive, Katherine Register; #18-30000024, 3397 Buffam Place, Brandee Elkins; #18-30000022, 100 Windsong Court, Catherine Coe; #18-30000016, 403 Barrywood Lane, William Misare; #18-30000019, 232 Nob Hill Circle, Jason White; #18-30000026, 750 East Palm Valley Drive, CWS Communities, LP; #18-32000002, 3895 Lake Emma Road, Lake Emma Inv., LLC; #18-32000001, The Masters Academy, TMA Properties Foundation, Inc.; #17-30000130, 4667 Grassendale Terrace, Abhijett Wankhede and Minal Ramteke; #17-30000131, 4900 Orange Boulevard, Pellumb & Skender Shehu; #17-30000123, 899 Alberta Street, Joy Huntley; #18-30000002, 220 Lake Geneva Road, Paul & Wynne Squadrito; #18-30000003, 2094 Starboard Drive, Edna Hogshead; #18-30000004, 890 Hobson Street, Kurt & Kathleen Hulick; #18-30000005, 1666 Warner Drive, Randy & Leanne Shaw; #18-30000006, 3742, Millstone Drive, Wesley Dobry; #18-30000007, 5315 North Lake Burkett Lane, Cassandra & Nicholas Rabe; #18-30000008, 118 Pine Needle Lane, James & Dawn Streich, #18-30000009, 1300 Suzanne Way, Douglas & Corinne Olvey; #18-30000010, 1301 Suzanne Way, Darrel & Barbara Brostrom; #18-30000011, 5725 Oak Lake Trail, Michael & Maria Langhorst; #18-30000012, 5674 Daley Way, Steven & Janet Plummer; #18-30000013, 901 Caitlin Point, Edgar & Deborah Klug; and #18-30000015, 345 Copperstone Circle, Beth Wilson.
14. Work Orders #32 and #33 to PS-0009-15 with Pegasus Engineering, Inc.
15. Work Order #5 to RFP-0672-15 with The Colinas Group, Inc.
16. Closeout to CC-1062-16 with Preferred Materials, Inc.
17. Amendment #2 to M-1243-17 with C.T. HSU & Associates, P.A.
18. Change Order #2 to CC-1458-17 with Linton Enterprises, Inc.
19. Second Amendment to Term Contract RFP-602242-15 with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc.
20. Term Contract IFB-603092-18 with Anixter, Inc.
21. Amendment #2 to Work Order #37 to PS-8186-13 with Reiss Engineering, Inc.
22. Amendment #1 to Work Order #5 to PS-8595-13 with Atkins North America, Inc.
23. Closeout to Work Order #32 to CC-9192-13 with M&J Enterprises Int’l, Inc.
24. First Amendment to Master Agreement PS-9464-14 with GAI Consultants, Inc.
25. Amendment #1 to Work Order #10 to RFP-9601-14 with Revere Controls Systems, Inc.
26. Bids as follows:
IFB-603102-18 from Graybar Electric Company, Inc.; Mayer Electric Supply Company; Interline Brands, Inc. d/b/a SupplyWorks;
BID-603072-18 from Wilkins Fitness, LLC; Exercise Systems, Inc.; First Place Fitness Equipment; Fitnessmith; and
PS-1320-17 from PEC Surveying and Mapping, LLC; Dewberry Engineers, Inc.; Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corporation; Keith & Schnars; Manuel G. Vera & Associates, Inc.; Leading Edge Land Services, Inc.; Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.; CPH, Inc.; Faun Hoffmeier H&H Survey Consultants; KCI Technologies, Inc.; DRMP, Inc.; BFA Environmental Consultants; S&ME, Inc.
Agenda Item #22 – 2018-0600 (Continued from the 4/24/18)
With regard to a request to consider an appeal of the Deputy County Manager’s denial of the requested reduction of the Special Magistrate lien for Case #14-57-CESM, Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO James M. Stansberry IRA and Yanick R. Benschop (current owners), Ms. Guillet explained that they got some information following the last meeting when the item was continued not knowing what the timetable might be because the Applicant was traveling out of the country due to a family emergency. They have since learned that they probably will not be back until July. Ms. Guillet suggested they reschedule this once staff can work things out and make sure the Applicant will be able to be here.
Commissioner Dallari stated he would like to understand when they are coming back and whether they are able to have a representative available prior to July or should they wait until July. He advised he would like to better vet that out. Ms. Guillet recommended the item be tabled indefinitely until the timing issue can be worked out. Chairman Horan confirmed that the property has been secured.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to the continuation of Item #22 and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to table the appeal of the Deputy County Manager’s denial of the requested reduction of the Special Magistrate lien of $171,250 to $1,000 for Case #14-57-CESM on the property located at 131 Warblar Lane, Casselberry, Tax Parcel #15-21-30-503-0B00-0270; Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO James M. Stansberry IRA and Yanick R. Benschop, current owners/Appellants; Sandra Laborde, previous owner, until staff can reschedule a time when the Applicant or his representative can be present.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Horan recessed the meeting at 11:03 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m. with all Commissioners and all other Officials, with the exception of Deputy Clerk Jane Spencer who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Terri Porter, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOFS OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Henley, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, 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.
NUISANCE ABATEMENT RESOLUTION/
1851 Shadyhill Terrace
Agenda Item #23 – PH-2018-0567 (Continued from 3/27 and 4/24/18)
Continuation of a public hearing to consider a Resolution to issue an Order to declare the existence of a public nuisance at 1851 Shadyhill Terrace, Winter Park; require corrective action by June 7, 2018; and authorize necessary corrective action by the County in the event the nuisance is not abated by the record owners, Heather and John McCandless.
Liz Parkhurst, Building Division, addressed the Board and reminded them that a Notice of Determination of Public Nuisance was issued on January 23, 2018. The notice ordered that the structure be repaired or rebuilt in compliance with the Florida Building Code or be abated through demolition. The property owners submitted a permit application on March 12, 2018 to rebuild the structure. She noted this item has been continued twice to allow time for the plans review process to be completed and a permit issued to rebuild the structure. The permit was issued on May 3, 2018. Staff recommends the Board continue this until the November 13, 2018, Board of County Commissioners hearing to give the Applicants 180 days to complete the renovations as outlined in the permit.
Commissioner Dallari stated he appreciates everyone working hard to solve this issue. The permit has been obtained and he wants to continue the item in order to ensure they have enough time to get this into compliance.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to continue to November 13, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the request to approve a Resolution issuing an Order to declare the existence of a public nuisance at 1851 Shadyhill Terrace, Winter Park; to require corrective action by June 7, 2018; and to authorize necessary corrective action by the County in the event the nuisance is not abated by the record owners, Heather and John McCandless.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to a continuance of Item #23, and public input was closed.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
RICHMOND WAREHOUSE PD REZONE/
Agenda Item #24 – 2018-0014
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider an Ordinance to enact a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) for an office and warehouse development on 5.7 acres located on the east side of Richmond Avenue, approximately one-half mile south of E. SR 46, Tom Wasielewski, received and filed.
Danalee Petyk, Planning & Development Division, addressed the Board to present the request. She noted the Applicant is requesting a rezone in order to develop an office and warehouse with a building square footage of 32,000 square feet. She reviewed the details as outlined in the agenda memorandum adding the intent of the HIP-AP land use designation is to provide appropriate locations for higher intensity development near the Orlando-Sanford International Airport. The subject property is surrounded by the HIP-AP land use on all four sides. Staff recommends adoption of the Rezone Ordinance.
Kim Fischer, 1614 White Dove Drive, addressed the Board stating she is in attendance on behalf of the owner to address any questions the Board may have.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #24 and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt Ordinance #2018-15 enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development); and approve the associated Development Order and Master Development Plan for an office and warehouse development on 5.7 acres, located on the east side of Richmond Avenue, approximately one-half mile south of E. SR 46, as described in the proof of publication; Tom Wasielewski, Applicant.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
ROLLING HILLS ENVIRONMENTAL
Agenda Item #25 – 2018-0708
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider adoption of an Ordinance to create the Rolling Hills Environmental Remediation MSBU (Municipal Services Benefit Unit) to fund soil and groundwater remediation in order to transition the former private golf course site into a public park, received and filed.
Kathy Moore, representing the MSBU Program and the Resource Management Department, addressed the Board to present the request. She first described the process of the MSBU Program and explained this proposed MSBU is in Commission Districts 3 and 4.
Ms. Moore indicated the petition to create an MSBU demonstrated a 76% favorable support level within the community, which exceeded the 65% required for Board consideration. The environmental remediation improvements to be funded by assessment are estimated at $1.5 million and are defined within the ordinance. Also, an alternative funding source would be required if the actual costs exceed the estimated amount. She added the assessment boundary includes 1,160 residential properties and the preliminary assessment is approximately $1,068 per benefit unit. Properties within the assessment boundaries are assigned one benefit unit or two based on proximity to the future park. She advised assessment financing with a 15-year installment term is proposed, and this yields an annual installment per property of $185 and $93 for the two different assessment categories. Providing the property is acquired by the County, the Leisure Services Department will provide management of the remediation work and associated services and activities. Reimbursement via non-ad valorem assessment will be initiated following completion of the primary remediation work. Ms. Moore explained that a second public hearing will be held after the remediation, and a final assessment based on actual cost will be levied. Staff requests the Board adopt an ordinance creating this MSBU for the purposes stated, and authorize execution of BAR #18-046 (Item #26) that provides the required funding.
Commissioner Carey asked Ms. Moore to provide the final numbers on the vote in the community. Ms. Moore responded 76% were in favor. She added there were 878 residents that responded in favor, there were 40 that responded in opposition, and 242 that did not respond.
John Beard, President of the Victoria Park Homeowners Association, addressed the Board and noted their homeowners represent some of highest-per-lot value on the tax roll in the area. He explained they are here to express adamantly that they are in favor of this project. They appreciate the Board’s support and look forward to doing anything they can to help make sure this project passes.
Susan Albershardt, 333 Pineview Street, addressed the Board to state she bought her house in 2005 and it was only 1 of 10 in her budget that she could afford. She bought it because of the Rolling Hills Golf Course; she loved the green area. She paid $345,000 for the house and put an additional $100,000 in it because it was such a mess. Today on Zillow, it is only worth about $270,000, so that means she is in the hole by a lot. She opined one reason for that is the uncertainty around the Rolling Hills Golf Course; people have not known for years what is going to happen there. It has depressed their community a lot. She added she does not know why anyone would not vote in favor of this park.
Phil Taylor, 344 Nebraska Avenue, addressed the Board and stated they appreciate the fact that they have been so supportive in the community’s efforts to convert a once noble golf course that has since deteriorated into a park that will be a benefit not only to the Rolling Hills community but to all of the citizens of south Seminole County. He opined the day is a great occasion and they appreciate the Board’s support. He introduced his grandson, Brady Vincent, and said for the past five years, he has been an ardent supporter of a park. Brady read his statement, “Remember when you used to run and jump in the grass and play with your friends and you always had fun? That would be like if you vote for the park! Commissioners, I rest my case.” Commissioner Constantine thanked him for helping to clean up on Earth Day.
Kit Bradshaw, 480 Raymond Avenue, addressed the Board and thanked them for their innovation, their perseverance, and their patience in getting the future Rolling Hills County Park to this juncture. She noted they worked with the State to create a new paradigm and with each other to be inventive and cooperative at the same time, and worked with those that have been so diligent in wanting this 100-acre green space for a park that can be enjoyed by all. She opined they are in the final stretch, and the rest is up to this Board and to the State to take them across the finish line. Once it is created, those in the community stand ready to be part of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to help the Board and County staff continue to improve the park for all the citizens of this area.
Annie Russell, 483 Country Club Drive, addressed the Board thanking the Commissioners and the County Manager. She noted she has lived in Rolling Hills for a long time and loves her home. The property value means a lot to her and she mentioned today is her 80th birthday. She said the Commission has hung in there with them for almost four years now and asked for their approval for a park. She added Rolling Hills is the oldest golf course in Seminole County.
Chairman Horan said he wanted to state for the record that County Attorney Bryant Applegate also did quite a bit of work on this.
Commissioner Constantine relayed a story of his parents moving the family home to Rolling Hills. He also mentioned the high school swim meets that he participated in that were held at the Country Club pool and the Rotary Club events held there. He opined it is a wonderful day because the community came together and pushed the Commission to get involved, and the Commission recognized the value of that property in the heart of southwest Seminole County and how important it was to preserve it and keep it as a public park. He complimented the people of the community and talked about the work involved to get this done.
With regard to public participation, no one else in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #25, and public input was closed.
Speaker Request Forms were received and filed.
Motion by Commissioner Constantine, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute Ordinance #2018-16 creating the Rolling Hills Environmental Remediation MSBU (Municipal Services Benefit Unit) to fund soil and groundwater remediation in order to transition the former private golf course site into a public park, as described in the proof of publication.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
NON-PUBLIC HEARING ITEM
Agenda Item #26 – 2018-0699
Commissioner Carey noted this item is not a public hearing; it is a BAR to move the money into the line item.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition to Item #26, and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2018-R-63 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #18-046 through the MSBU Fund in the net amount of $1,500,000 to establish advance funding for the Rolling Hills Environmental Remediation MSBU project.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Dallari asked for status in regard to Rolling Hills. County Manager Guillet advised they are in the home stretch. They had one final round of groundwater tests that they needed to do. Their hope is to have closing this summer. She added that she is going to hold the people to the idea of a Citizen Advisory Committee and said she will keep them working.
Rick Durr, Leisure Services, addressed the Board to give an update of where they are on a number of issues. He stated they are working with the State cooperatively and literally closing the loop on the second part of the environmental study, which is about the groundwater contamination beneath the maintenance building. As of Friday afternoon, their consultant was very confident that they have closed the loop on the delineation; they are waiting on additional testing to come back this week. That will then be transmitted back to State Lands for their approval. He added they have already received approval of the arsenic plan and the remediation portion of that. When they received that approval back in mid-February, they put that out to bid and those have come back. He noted the lower bids are below the original cost estimate so there may be some cost savings there. He reiterated they still have to get the final approval from the State regarding the groundwater cleanup and the plan for that. Once that is completed, they have some other checklist items that they will then go through with the State on the closing of the property. There were some other issues that the State has asked them to address and they are in the process of doing that. They have nine different conditions of approval and four of those have already been reached and several others have already been partially reached or are in process. The remaining two or three will be done when they actually close on the project. Ms. Guillet noted that most of the outstanding issues are related to the real estate closing.
Commissioner Carey asked if the next time this comes back to the Board whether it will be for the actual assessment for the MSBU that they just voted on and noted if the costs come in less than their estimate, it will be actual costs to the residents. She thinks staff will continue to do a good job to continue to get the best bids and best value to do the cleanup that they have to do. She commended everyone for a great job.
Commissioner Dallari questioned when they will hear again from the State. Mr. Durr advised they heard from them earlier this week and they will be giving that board an update on May 24th. In the meantime, they expect to be hearing from State staff probably in the next two to three weeks on the groundwater issue. Commissioner Carey noted timing is of the essence so they need to keep this moving as quickly as possible. Chairman Horan added they appreciate the State working with them throughout this entire process. This has never been done before, switching requirements from one property to another, so this is precedent setting. He thanked everyone for their cooperation and support.
Chairman Horan recessed the meeting at 2:10 p.m.; and reconvened at 2:17 p.m.
Commissioner Carey announced the Central Florida Expressway Authority meeting for May has been cancelled, and they have a budget workshop scheduled for May 30th, so they will not be holding a board meeting this month. Also, they will be combining their June and July meetings due to summer schedules so that meeting is scheduled for June 29th. Also, with Edward Bass leaving the County, they need to appoint someone to serve on the Finance Committee for the Expressway Authority. She stated she knows that Mr. McMenemy (Deputy County Manager) is currently the Acting Resource Management Director and he already serves on the Audit Committee. She suggested they appoint Mr. McMenemy until that director position is filled.
Commissioner Carey requested that a letter be sent to the Central Florida Expressway Authority letting them know of the Board’s appointment of Bruce McMenemy to their Finance Committee.
Commissioner Carey reported they had a wonderful event for the Boy Scouts on the 23rd; their honoree was Dr. John Hitt (UCF) who was very gracious. They raised $200,000 for Seminole County scouts and she noted that money stays in the county to help support scouting in the community.
Commissioner Carey submitted ex parte communications into the record (received and filed).
Commissioner Dallari submitted ex parte communications into the record (received and filed).
Commissioner Dallari said they held the Horseshoe Lake MSBU meeting last week. It was nice to see the large turnout they had both from the Oviedo side and the Chuluota side. He opined the liaison to the MSBU did a very good job representing the entire lake as well as staff who were there to answer any additional questions. He thanked staff for all their hard work over the past year. He advised there is one vacancy on the Horseshoe Lake MSBU and they have received an application for that (received and filed).
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to appoint Charles H. Griffin to the Horseshoe Lake Aquatic Vegetation & Lake Management MSBU Liaison Committee with a rotating liaison position beginning May 2018.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Dallari stated he is ecstatic about the Rolling Hills MSBU and he knows they talked about a traffic study in the past. He would like to make sure they are talking about not just North Street but North Street, Palm Springs, 434, that whole area. He really thinks there needs to be an overall comprehensive transportation study. He added they spoke about it a couple months ago when they talked about the speed limit on North Street, and he wants to make sure that staff is looking into that, and he would greatly appreciate it if they would get back to the Board with the status. Ms. Guillet stated they do have the intention of updating them at the next Board meeting. Commissioner Carey added that hopefully they have looked at Bennett Drive which is where all the commercial truck traffic comes from. Commissioner Dallari noted the whole area needs to be looked at.
Commissioner Constantine mentioned one of the things that has been an ongoing tradition for a number of years is the Springs Concert. On April 28th, the Philharmonic Orchestra performed the music of Sting and The Police, and he opined it was an amazing event. He noted thousands of people attended.
Commissioner Constantine reported there was an MPO working luncheon on May 2nd with the U.S. Department of Transportation and some of the folks from Washington which was put together by the MPO and by Harry Barley. It was well attended by each of the different counties and there was a lot of good exchange going on. He feels they will see some positive results from that.
Commissioner Constantine stated the Central Florida Zoo will be putting on a work session tomorrow to continue to look at the future. They have a plan of action and are moving forward.
Commissioner Constantine advised both he and Commissioner Dallari will be attending the MetroPlan Transportation for the Disadvantaged Board meeting. Also on the 16th, they have the Regional Planning Council, and on the 18th he thinks there is the graduation of Leadership Seminole. He said he believes Commissioner Dallari will be handling the honors there. And tomorrow night, Dr. John Hitt will be receiving a tribute from UCF at the CFE Arena on campus. He noted Thursday night, he will be accompanying Charlie Gray to the University of Central Florida’s grand public policy dinner at the Rosen Shingle Creek.
Commissioner Constantine mentioned on May 19th, they will hold the annual event he started 33 years ago, Charity Challenge. It has raised $6.235 million and it is an all-volunteer organization. This is happening at the Camping World Stadium. They have signed up over 70 teams and more than 100 sponsors.
Commissioner Constantine addressed County Attorney Applegate saying in lieu of what they saw reported today about opioids, he noted there are a lot of communities that are joining lawsuits concerning the manufacturers. He asked for status on that. Mr. Applegate responded that he has provided all the Commission Offices with a memo and an article (not received) because the article is probably the best article he has seen on the subject. He noted his Office will be scheduling individual briefings with the Commissioners. He explained there are really four choices: (1) to not do anything at this point in time and wait to see how this all pans out, (2) to join the federal litigation which is going to be in Cleveland, Ohio in the District Court there because the Federal Judiciary has assigned it to a particular judge who can handle this type of case, (3) to sign on with a firm and file an action in State Court, and (4) they are hearing that the Florida Attorney General may be filing an action, so they could wait and see if either local governments and certainly the State Health Departments would benefit from that. There is the issue of attorney fees if the governments lose the case because the attorney fees would be astronomical of course. The other issues include the amount of staff time that would be involved with the Sheriff’s Office and the County’s Public Safety department, and a determination as to exactly what hit the County has taken over recent years involving the crisis. He noted they are looking into all those issues and the article summarizes all these points very clearly. Also, they have a large stack of national and statewide firms that are trying to get the County’s business. They are going to schedule the briefings but he would like for all of them to read the email and article that he sent to them. He noted there is no urgency to signing on right now and they should be very methodical in their decision.
Commissioner Constantine said he saw in the newspaper this past weekend that Lake County and supposedly Orange County are looking at adopting puppy mill ordinances, so once again Seminole is leading the way. He opined it is good to see that this region is going to lead the way for the State as they did with the bear ordinance.
Commissioner Henley stated he appreciates the action taken by the Board this afternoon in approving the Rolling Hills transition to a park. He added he hopes that after a period of time, it will be one of the best parks in the state of Florida and that is their goal. He reiterated he appreciates the Board’s support.
Chairman Horan showed the award that was presented by the Florida Wildlife Federation. The dinner was last Saturday at Safety Harbor near Clearwater. He noted the County is the only public body that received an award like this. He described it saying it is a beautiful glass etching of a bear in the wild and said it is a tremendous accomplishment for this Board.
Chairman Horan noted he had an opportunity during the awards dinner to have a one-on-one with Ms. DeHaven, the head of the State Lands, and thanked her for all of her cooperation on the Rolling Hills matter. He opined it was good that she saw they were getting an environmental award.
Chairman Horan stated he wanted to give kudos to Senator Rubio’s Office for helping with a constituent claim with FEMA in connection with Hurricane Irma. Tom Self from Senator Rubio’s office got hold of the claim of some people who live on Lake Jesup. They had been totally denied their entire claim by FEMA on the basis that FEMA had ruled that their house was habitable, which can be disproved by a simple photograph. He expressed Tom Self did a great job and he thanked Mr. Self and Senator Rubio’s Office for their great constituent service.
Chairman Horan noted the Commissioners all received a letter from the Friends of the Library on a recent initiative that this Board will be considering down the road. He thinks they need to make it clear to those who love their libraries so much, especially those who benefit them through philanthropy and raising money, that this initiative they are considering does not mean they are taking over or handing the libraries to somebody else. They are just talking about operations and so forth. He thinks they have some explaining to do and to make sure the Friends of the Library know what they are talking about and how this is not something that is going to really affect adversely the great work they do. They are not transferring any assets or anything else like that. Ms. Guillet clarified that they are not doing anything at this point. She has not seen the letter but she understands there may be some misinformation that is being disseminated by maybe some staff, and she will be able to take care of that. She reminded when they had the mid-year budget update and the financial update, one of the things they talked about was the challenges they are going to have moving forward from a fiscal standpoint.
Ms. Guillet stated that one of the things they discussed with the Board was looking at different opportunities to outsource some of their functions to see if that might be a more efficient way to deliver services to the community. She advised in that vein, they did issue an RFP (Request for Proposals) to look at outsourcing library services. It is one of the first areas they are looking at because of some successes that other counties in Central Florida have had with respect to that effort and some significant fiscal savings with not only maintaining services but in some cases the ability to enhance service. That being said, all they have done is issue an RFP. She explained they would like to understand what their opportunities are. She thinks it is the responsible and appropriate thing for this County to do, to look at the best and most efficient way to provide services; there is not an intention to reduce services.
Ms. Guillet stated, as many will recall, when they had the economic downturn they were forced to reduce services in libraries; they would like to very much avoid that as they start to evaluate what their priorities are in the needs of additional financial challenges. There is no decision, and the Friends of the Library, regardless of what they may do from an operations and management standpoint, would still remain in her expectation a very important part of what they do with respect to library services. At this point, they are just exploring options and are trying to find a way to maintain the same level of service with greater efficiency from a fiscal standpoint. They will reach out to the Friends of the Library to make sure they understand that and they will also make sure that staff is not providing incorrect information to the public or creating some concern where there does not need to be.
Commissioner Carey pointed out she thinks that it is important that when they are talking about these issues that they start by saying they have to look at this because of the additional $25,000 homestead exemption that is going to be on the ballot. They cannot go out and take a position but they can give facts and information and put together fact sheets so people understand the consequence of it. So whatever response they give back to the Friends of the Library about this, it needs to include the fact that they would lose $11 million out of their budget. And this is not just a one-time occurrence; it would be every year and every year thereafter, and that number will grow every year. Maybe they will help support the position to not pass the additional $25,000.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter dated April 23, 2018, from Ray Eubanks, Administrator, Plan Review and Processing, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, to Chairman Horan re: Receipt of Seminole County proposed comprehensive plan amendments.
2. Letter dated April 24, 2018, from Chairman Horan to Coach Josh Heupel re: welcoming him and his family to Central Florida as the 11th head coach for UCF Football.
3. Public Hearing Notice from the City of Longwood for a hearing dated May 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m., to be held at the Longwood City Commission Chambers re: Ordinance No. 18-2139, Development Agreement for approximately 50 townhomes for Longwood TOD LLC.
4. Letter dated April 30, 2018, from Chairman Horan to Timothy Dowdy re: his elevation to Eagle Scout in Troop 787.
5. Notice of Public Hearing to consider a PD Rezone from the City of Sanford, hearing to be held on May 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers re: 7.72 acres from AG (Agriculture) to PD (Planned Development) with a project address of 800 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, for a mixed-use commercial/industrial development.
6. Notice of Public Hearing to consider a Comprehensive Plan Amendment from the City of Sanford, hearing to be held on May 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in the City Commission Chambers re: Comprehensive Plan Amendment to change the Future Land Use map designation for approximately 7.72 acres at 800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., from LDR-SF, Low Density Residential-Single Family to WIC (Westside Industry and Commerce).
7. Meeting Invitation for a meeting scheduled for May 15, 2018, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at River Run Church, Chuluota re: River Cross development of mixed-use project on approximately 669 acres located west of CR 419 and east of the Econ River.
8. Notice of Public Hearing from the City of Lake Mary, hearing to be held on May 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m., City of Lake Mary Municipal Services Building re: DWELL at Lake Mary, 272-unit luxury apartment and mixed-use development.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Bryant Applegate noted he has been out of the office and will need to take more time again. He thanked Paul Chipok and Lynn Porter-Carlton, attorneys in his office, and stated they have carried the ball on Rolling Hills since day number one, and he can’t imagine how many hours they have spent on it. He noted Ms. Porter-Carlton has done a tremendous job with the transactional part of this process and she drafted a contract that really protected the County’s interests in all of this. And he commended the work that Mr. Chipok has done helping the County Manager and her staff with the State and the MSBU. Chairman Horan commended the County Attorney’s Office.
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
Debbie Alvine, 1871 North Street, addressed the Board stating she previously spoke to them about a request for adoption of a commercial vehicle restriction ordinance. She listed reasons explaining why these restrictions are requested. She added that the larger vehicles are allowed to create double the noise to the human ear than a motorcycle does. She said all state roads are inherently truck routes while neighborhoods should inherently be free of the adverse impact of commercial cut-through traffic. She asked that instead of putting trucks on North Street and bikes on 434 and 436, they put bikes and pedestrians on North Street and put the trucks back on 434 and 436 where they are better served.
Chairman Horan stated he believes staff has met with Ms. Alvine recently and advised her that the Board will be updated at the next meeting.
Ms. Alvine said she found out an interesting fact today, and that is the FDOT Design Guide says that lanes should not exceed 14 feet in width. She noted a large portion of North Street on the west side has 15-foot lanes and they wonder why people drive so fast. She opined the lanes are wider than on the interstate and they can easily be narrowed.
Doreen Freeman, 705 Mellonville Avenue, addressed the Board and said she wants to make a suggestion in regard to citizens’ participation for non-agenda items. She wondered if there is a possibility of moving that in between the morning and the afternoon meetings for those people that have to work so that they can address the Board on issues that are important to them. Or, she suggested maybe even having one meeting a month that would be an evening meeting where all people who have to work could attend the meetings.
Ms. Freeman stated that on a personal note, she wanted to say that it has taken her two weeks for her to be able to rebut the Commission on their inappropriate berating of her at the last meeting when she was reminded that there were three phone calls to her. The reason she did not answer was she was in the emergency room with her sister who had fallen and she had to take care of her for several days which is why she did not return the phone calls. The information that was delivered to her doorstep, maybe one or two days prior to the April 24th meeting, did not contain the requested information that they have been requesting since last July. That information includes the details of the cost for the loop and also details of the implementation of this, how they are going to go about it and when and things like that. Even if she had met with staff, it still would not have been any good and it needs to be a community thing, not just her. She is not alone in this because there are quite a few people that are interested in seeing that. If and when they are going to do this loop, they need to do it in a proper way that is going to be most effective for everybody.
Chairman Horan stated for her information, they have a follow-up from the April 24th meeting where the staff is validating information from the residents regarding the Lake Monroe Trail Loop and is scheduling a complete presentation to be delivered by CPH, the consultant, and to also notice the City of Sanford on the date of the meeting, so that is upcoming. Ms. Freeman stated she assumes then there won’t be any final approvals until after this meeting. Ms. Guillet explained at the last meeting of the Board, they had gotten some suggestions for some alternative approaches. She did give an order of magnitude as a cost estimate on street versus off-street. There was a request that they validate that information further, so they need to amend CPH’s contract in order for them to do that and they are waiting to get the proposal back. They will present that at a Board meeting and it will be up to the Board whether or not they want to make a decision at that meeting or schedule another meeting to make that decision. Commissioner Carey wondered if that presentation is going to be part of the presentation to the Board to make a final decision because this has been going on a long time. She is hearing from constituents out there that are not attending these meetings who say they have had community meetings, and the community has voted on this, and they would like them to stop talking about it and take action one way or the other. She gets those phone calls, so she would like it to be part of the agenda item. Ms. Guillet advised as they did with the last meeting, they will send out a notice beforehand. Ms. Freeman remarked she hopes it will be more than a two-week notice as the last one was. They had two weeks’ notice that they were going to do a final approval. She opined that is not enough time for people to reschedule their situations. Commissioner Carey explained that is how often they get their agendas; they get their agendas two weeks in advance. Ms. Freeman said they get paid to do that. Commissioner Carey further explained that staff cannot put the agenda together any sooner until they have gotten all the information. As soon as they get the information, it goes into the agenda and that is when they send the Board notice saying this is what the agenda is going to be. She pointed out that she does not know what the agenda is going to be in two weeks and neither do the people sitting in the audience, but they will notify everyone. Ms. Freeman reiterated all she asks is that they give the citizens of the area that are going to be affected enough notice time to where they can plan for it and two weeks for an average person is not enough time to get off from their jobs. She noted she is retired and she can take off anytime she wants, but there are a lot of people that work and they need more time than two weeks.
Jay Jurie, 408 S. Virginia Avenue, addressed the Board and stated he wanted to salute their decision with the Rolling Hills Golf Course. His concern is what Ms. Freeman spoke to. He does not feel like there were questions adequately answered so far in this debate. He has been to two of the public meetings and he thinks there were actually three held by CPH, so he has been a participant. He was at the April 24th BCC meeting and addressed the Commission at that time. He would like to see a better breakdown on what he has seen heretofore on the Complete Streets notion. He noted there was some explanation by CPH staff on April 24th but he does not feel like it really got the teeth into the matter that it needs to have to make a full-fledged comparison between that and the on-the-existing-sidewalk option. In conjunction with that, he has heard a couple comments about notification, and he has not personally seen any notification since the letter about the last Commission meeting, but he would really like to be notified at least two weeks or whatever time frame they are operating with as to what else staff might be doing with this particular concern. Commissioner Carey advised that Ms. Guillet’s staff can put him on the list of people to be notified; they have a list going of people that have asked to be notified on this particular item. Ms. Guillet said she would certainly do that and explained there hasn’t been any notice since the last meeting; they noticed the last time it came before the Commission meeting and they will notice again as she said before this comes back. She added she does not know what the time frame will be when it will come back because they need to get their consultants to take a look at it so they will have to tell them what kind of time it is going to take.
Mr. Jurie stated his last item is in regard to an opinion by the Orlando Sentinel about the River Cross project that will land before this Board at some point and he is quite concerned about that. He noted he does not live there; he lives on the western side of the County so he does not have a horse in that particular race, but the reference was made earlier that the County bills itself as Florida’s Natural Choice and to preserve an eastern portion of this county in a rural conservation mode certainly fits with that. He does not exactly think urban sprawl fits well with that definition, so he encourages the Board to hold that line when it comes to the urban services area. Actually, he would encourage them to strengthen that line because he thinks that’s what they need to do if they are actually going to have honesty in advertising and actually be Florida’s Natural Choice.
Commissioner Carey remarked she noticed that Senator Simmons has arrived and thought they might recognize him and see if he is here for the workshop. Senator Simmons stated he is here for the workshop and thanked them for saying hello. He is looking forward to working with the County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on implementing the BMAP.
Chairman Horan announced they will start the work session on springs quality in five minutes.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 2:52 p.m., this same date.