BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
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, September 13, 2016, 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)
Clerk of Court and Comptroller Maryanne Morse
County Manager Nicole Guillet
County Attorney Bryant Applegate
Deputy Clerk Terri Porter
Chairman Horan gave the Invocation and Commissioner Constantine led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Business Spotlight video for Hollywood Houndz was presented.
COUNTY MANAGER’S CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize and approve the following:
County Manager’s Office
Human Resources Division
1. Approve appropriate Resolution #2016-R-135 removing all references to Administrative Leave from the Seminole County Administrative Code, Section 24.1, Subsection 111.0(2)(a); Section 24.15, Subsections 115.0(2), and 503.0; Table of Contents; and Index under A and L; and authorize the County Manager to establish guidelines and procedures for "partial-day absences" and time-keeping requirements for employees who are in exempt positions. (A-2586-16)
2. Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-136 amending certain fees set forth in Section 20.26 of the Seminole County Administrative Code pertaining to fees and charges for services provided by the Seminole County Health Department. (A-2570-16)
Planning & Development Division
3. Approve the plat for the Markham Square single-family residential subdivision containing 17 lots on 9.11 acres zoned PD (Planned Development), located on the north side of Markham Road, approximately one-half mile west of Orange Boulevard; Jay Diceglie, Applicant. (A-2582-16)
4. Approve the plat for the Tuscawilla Estates subdivision containing 31 lots on 13.29 acres zoned PD (Planned Development), located on the east side of Tuskawilla Road, approximately one-half mile north of Aloma Avenue; Dante Fraiegari, Applicant. (A-2581-16)
5. Authorize the Release of Maintenance Bonds for the following: Wawa, Bond #71571607, in the amount of $7,705.58; and L&L Acres subdivision a/k/a Steeple Chase, Bond #SU1128365 in the amount of $8,856.31, for right-of-way utilization; and L&L Acres subdivision a/k/a Steeple Chase, Bond #SU1128366 in the amount of $285,482.92, for a private road. (A-2505-16)
6. Approve the plat for the 500 Townpark subdivision containing 2 lots on 14.67 acres zoned PD (Planned Development), being a Replat of Lots 9 and 10 of the Colonial Townpark Replat; located on the east side of International Parkway, approximately one-fourth mile north of CR 46A; Carroll Reddic, Applicant. (A-2618-16)
7. Approve the Release of Maintenance Bond #929597569 in the amount of $71,182.11 for water & sewer facilities for the project known as Lake Markham Landing. (A-2639-16)
Solid Waste Management Division
8. Approve the Renewal of a Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Solid Waste Collection Services from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 for the following companies: Advance Disposal Services Solid Waste Southeast, Inc.; Progressive Waste Solutions of Florida, Inc.; Waste Management Inc. of Florida; and Waste Pro of Florida. (A-2531-16)
Library Services Division
9. Approve and authorize the Chairman to adopt the Seminole County Public Library System 2017-2021 Long Range Plan; and execute the Grant Agreement between the State of Florida, Department of State, and Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, for and on behalf of Seminole County Public Library System, in anticipated acceptance of monies in state aid to library funds for library-related operating expenses. (A-2612-16)
10. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Reciprocal Drainage and Retention Easement Agreement between Seminole County and Greenville Casselberry, LLC, pursuant to the "Joint Motion and Stipulated Final Judgment" relating to Parcel #157 of East Lake Drive, as settled on January 6, 2009. (A-2611-16)
11. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County and the City of Winter Park for Tanglewood Canal Drainage Improvements Preliminary Evaluation and Basis of Design Report; and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-137 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-092 through the Public Works Interlocal Fund in the amount of $49,047. (A-2600-16)
12. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2016-R-138 and authorize the Chairman to execute a Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) Agreement between Seminole County and the State of Florida, Department of Transportation (FDOT), for design services of the Oxford Road Reconstruction and Extension Project. The maximum amount of FDOT's participation in this agreement is $2,000,000; FDOT Financial Management Number is 439456-1-34-01. (A-2583-16)
13. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Settlement Agreement between Seminole County and The Springs Community Association, Inc. for payment of $5,000 to the The Springs Community Association, Inc. for the installation of a new fence on Markham Woods Road. (A-2559-16)
14. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County and the City of Longwood relating to administration of the County's Share of Funds under the One-Cent Local Government Infrastructure Surtax for transportation improvement projects located within the City. (A-2452-16)
15. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Interlocal Agreement between Seminole County and the City of Longwood to transfer from County to City the functional maintenance responsibility for Ronald Reagan Boulevard from SR 434 to Palmetto Avenue. (A-2448-16)
16. Adopt appropriate Resolution #2016-R-139 and authorize the Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to the Quiet Zone Improvement Agreement between Seminole County and the State of Florida, Department of Transportation (FDOT), for additional improvements required at the railroad crossings located within the geographic limits of the SunRail Corridor in Seminole County. Seminole County's share of this project is $378,288.00; FDOT Financial Management Number is 436014-1-52-06. (A-2197-16)
Budget and Fiscal Management Division
17. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Modification No. 1 to the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) Agreement with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in the amount of $50,242 for CSBG authorized activities; and execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-140 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-083 through the Community Service Block Grant. (A-2553-16)
18. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-141 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-085 through the Fleet Replacement Fund to reallocate $45,825 in fleet capital equipment savings for the replacement of a Skid Steer Loader. (A-2580-16)
19. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-142 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-086 through General Fund Reserves in the amount of $200,000 to increase funding for the Medical Examiner to cover a shortfall in the budget due to increased use of mandated services. (A-2588-16)
20. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-143 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-087 in the amount of $22,101 through General Fund Reserves to establish budget for the purchase, delivery and installation of a new trash compactor at the Seminole County Sports Complex. (A-2620-16)
21. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-144 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-088 in the amount of $152,407 using General Fund mid-year savings to establish a budget for the replacement of playground equipment and surfacing at Kewannee Park. (A-2622-16)
22. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate Resolution #2016-R-145 implementing Budget Amendment Request (BAR) #16-089 through the Solid Waste Fund reallocating $15,000 in capital equipment savings for the replacement of a Bat Wing Mower for the landfill. (A-2637-16)
Purchasing & Contracts Division
23. Approve Amendment #5 to RFP-600453-08/BJC, Tourism Marketing Services Agreement, with Paradise Advertising and Marketing, Inc., St. Petersburg; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the documents. (A-2571-16)
24. Award RFP-602593-16/BJC, Closing Agent, Title Search and Title Insurance Services, to Voight, PA, Orlando; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. The estimated annual usage for this project is based on the County's needs regarding title services. (A-2584-16)
25. Approve an increase to the Board-approved Estimated Annual Usage for RFP-9601-14/AMM, SCADA Asset Renewal, Rehabilitation, and Replacement Services, by an additional $350,000 per year. (A-2610-16)
26. Approve Change Order #1 to CC-0493-15/RTB, Forest City Elementary School Sidewalk Project, with MCG Services, LLC, Orlando, in the amount of $20,784.00; decrease Final Completion by four calendar days; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Change Order. (A-2596-16)
27. Award IFB-602588-16/TLR, Term Contract for Fire Alarm System Monitoring, to Space Coast Fire & Safety, Inc., Merritt Island; and authorize the Purchasing & Contracts Division to execute the Agreement. The estimated annual usage for this contract is $64,881.40. (A-2599-16)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to authorize and approve the following, as recommended by the County Attorney:
28. Authorize and approve the Stipulated Final Judgment to settle the lawsuit brought by Woodbridge and Altamonte Cemetery, Inc., against Seminole County, in Seminole County Circuit Case No. 2015-CA-001827-15-W, for the County to cap and fill the water pipe and to pay the Corporation $26,000 in full satisfaction of all claims against the County arising from or related to this matter, all as provided in the Stipulated Final Judgment. (A-2647-16)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS’ CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize and approve the following:
29. Approve Expenditure Approval Lists dated August 8, 15, and 22, 2016; Payroll Approval List dated August 11, 2016; and the BCC Official Minutes dated July 26, 2016; Clerk's "Received and Filed" is for information only. (A-2638-16)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
The Board noted, for information only, the following Clerk’s “Received and Filed”:
1. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with Florida High School Athletic Association, Inc. for 2016 Florida High School Athletic Association Tennis State Championship.
2. Tourist Tax Funding Agreement with United States Specialty Sports Association, Inc. for 2016 USSSA Slow Pitch State Championships.
3. Tourist Tax Funding Agreements (3) with Nations Baseball of Greater Orlando, Inc. for 2016 Back to School Bash; 2016 Fall Slam Baseball Tournament; and 2016 NAZCAR Cup Classic.
4. Pet Rescue Cooperative Services Agreement with Scottish Terrier Rescue of Florida.
5. Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit #347022432-L005 and Maintenance Agreement (Water & Sewer Improvements) in the amount of $16,897 for the project known as Lake Sylvan Oaks, JES Consulting Property 4, LLC.
6. Bill of Sale accepting Water and Sewer systems for the project known as Lake Sylvan Oaks, JES Consulting Property 4, LLC.
7. Recording of Plats and Certificate of Title Information for the Filing of a Subdivision Plat for the Lake Sylvan Oaks subdivision, JES Consulting Property 4, LLC.
8. Maintenance Bond for Water and Sewer facilities for the project known as La Amistad Dodd in the amount of $1,000.
9. “The Senator” Artwork Gift Agreement with the City of Winter Springs for “Eagle with a Fish,” as approved by the Board of County Commissioners on June 14, 2016.
10. Florida Public Service Commission Order #PSC-16-0342-CO-WS, Consummating Order regarding Utilities, Inc. of Florida, Docket #150269-WS, issued August 22, 2016.
11. Florida Public Service Commission Order #PSC-16-0321-CO-EI, Consummating Order regarding Docket #160093-EI, issued August 8, 2016.
12. Approval Development Order #15-88800006, Bear Lake Circle Lots 4 and 5, Kaely S. and Jonathan Frye.
13. Development Order #16-275000017, Alcoholic Beverage License for SMA Plus Gas Station and Convenience Store, 2095 North Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
14. Development Order #16-275000019, Alcoholic Beverage License for Texas Roadhouse, 2859 Clayton Crossing Way.
15. Approval Development Order #16-30000061, 346 Devon Place, Lance and Leticia Riley.
16. Development Order #16-275000021, Alcoholic Beverage License for WaWa West SR 46, 4660 West SR 46.
17. Approval Development Orders as approved by the Board of Adjustment on July 25, 2016 as follows: #16-32000003, 1675 Dixon Road, The One School of the Arts, Markham Woods Assembly of God, Inc.; #16-30000043, Lots 123-125 Pacific Avenue, Thomas W. and Gretchen M. Cress; #15-30000040, Lot 77 Panther Street, Dominick M. and Karen M. Viola, Jr.; #16-30000039, Lot 6 Granby Street, Rafael A. Martinez; and #16-30000038, 3436 Kayla Circle, Ronald P. and Tina M. Willis.
18. Work Order #10 to CC-0559-15 with Southland Construction, Inc.
19. Revised Notice to Proceed for Work Order #4 to CC-0559-15 with Southland Construction, Inc.
20. Work Order #8 to CC-0559-15 with Prime Construction Group, Inc.
21. Amendment #2 to Work Order #2 to RFP-9601-14 with Revere Control Systems, Inc.
22. Work Order #9 to and Notice to Proceed for Work Order #9 with CC-0559-15 with C.E. James.
23. Amendment #13 to RFP-601461-12 with Florida Cleaning Systems, Inc.
24. Corrected Work Order #8 to CC-9184-13 with Central Florida Environmental.
25. Amendment #7 to Work Order #32 to PS-5190-05 with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc.
26. Amendment #1 to Work Order #19 to PS-8286-13 with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
27. Amendment #1 to Work Order #23 to PS-8286 with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
28. Amendment #1 to Work Order #22 to PS-8286-13 with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
29. Work Order #50 to PS-8047-12 with Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
30. Amendment #7 to Work Order #9 to PS-5140-03 with IRS Corporation Southern.
31. Work Order #25 to PS-7643-12 with Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corporation.
32. Amendment #4 to Work Order #1 to PS-9092-13 with HKS Architects, Inc.
33. Work Order #3 to PS-0157-15 with S2L, Inc.
34. Amendment #5 to Work Order #1 to PS-8286-13 with Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
35. Work Order #16 to PS-8072-12 with Albeck Gerken, Inc.
36. Change Order #1 to CC-0718-16 with Chinchor Electric, Inc.
37. Change Order #1 to Work Order #31 to CC-8199-12 with C.E. James.
38. Work Order #2 to PS-9838-14 with CPH, Inc.
39. Amendment #1 to Work Order #1 to PS-9351-14 with CPH, Inc.
40. Amendment #2 to Work Order #1 to PS-8827-13 with Metric Engineering, Inc.
41. Amendment #1 to Work Order #11 to PS-0009-15 with Atkins North America, Inc.
42. Work Order #51 to PS-8047-12 with Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
43. Third Amendment to IFB-601404-12 with Ferguson Waterworks.
44. Change Order #1 to Work Order #9 to CC-9184-13 with Affordable Development.
45. Amendment #1 to Work Order #36 to PS-8047-12 with Tierra, Inc.
46. Change Order #3 to Work Order #6 to CC-9072-13 with BSE Construction Group.
47. First Amendment to IFB-602182-15 with Rainbow Distributors USA, Inc.
48. Change Order #6 to CC-9226-14 with Halifax Paving.
49. Work Order #61 to PS-8148-12 with CDM Smith, Inc.
50. Amendment #1 to Work Order #40 to PS-8148-12 with CDM Smith, Inc.
51. Closeout to CC-0222-15 with Rowe Drilling Company, Inc.
52. Change Order #6 to Work Order #21 to CC-9192-13 with Corinthian Builders, Inc.
53. Amendment #2 to Work Order #37 to PS-8148-12 with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
54. Amendment #3 to Work Order #2 to PS-9742-14 with CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc.
55. Pet Rescue Cooperative Service Agreement with Partnership for Paws, Inc.
56. Satisfaction of Lien for Case #12-82-CEB against Lampert Family Rev Trust, which was approved in Section 3 of the Settlement Agreement regarding Code Enforcement Case #12-82-CEB at 102 Sweetwater Club Boulevard. The Settlement Agreement was approved by the BCC on June 28, 2016.
57. Bids as follows:
CC-0846-16 from L7 Construction, Inc.; McMahan Construction Company, Inc.; Prime Construction Group, Inc.; CenState Contractors, Inc.; TLC Diversified, Inc.;
RFP-602593-16 from Voight, PA.;
RFP-602604-16 from Provox Systems, Inc.; DataBank IMX, LLC; BIS Digital, Inc.; MCCi, LLC; Novusolutions; Pasan Technology Group, Inc.; Accela, Inc.; and
CC-0892-16 from Pac Comm, Inc.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize and approve the following:
30. Approve expenditure of $10,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to provide for a contribution to the 2016 Seminole County Drug-Free Poster Contest. (A-2593-16)
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S BRIEFING
Bryant Applegate, County Attorney, advised the Court has ruled in the Putnam County Environmental Council case where the group challenged the permits for the St. Johns River Yankee Lake project; the First DCA per curiam affirmed the decision ending the case once and for all. He stated he has requested outside counsel to inquire whether or not fees and costs are recoverable. Upon Chairman Horan’s request, Mr. Applegate explained for the record that Putnam County Environmental Council is an environmental group that challenged two of the permit requirements pertaining to the withdrawal of water from the St. Johns River, which were granted by the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). He added it was a long battle for a couple of years, but their decision was unanimous in favor of the County. Chairman Horan stated that basically the County’s permit to take surface water is approved.
Mr. Applegate stated that Commissioner Dallari had asked at a previous meeting whether or not the express lanes on SR 417 from I-4 to Lake Jesup are required to be on the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). He noted it is the legal opinion of his office that the express lanes do not have to be listed on the TIP. He advised they have done extensive research both in the record and under the law. They will send a letter today both by email and hard copy to Steve Bechtel, who is the attorney for the MPO, stating the County’s position. The express lanes are not currently funded and not currently designed, even in the preliminary stage, and there are also other legal arguments on statutory interpretation.
Commissioner Dallari opined it is important because he wants to make sure they are vetting out any and all issues prior to the MPO meeting which will take place tomorrow. He added that due to the Sunshine Laws, he and Commissioner Constantine cannot discuss this outside of that meeting, and he wanted to make sure they have all the information, which is why he asked that this be looked at. He thanked Mr. Applegate and his staff for their work.
Commissioner Carey mentioned that every time they have approached the Turnpike or the Secretary of Transportation regarding the potential purchase or something about SR 417, the first thing they do is question how the County can afford to buy that when they owe them $200 million. She stated the County’s balance was $150 million and the Board had voted unanimously to pay that off at their last meeting. She opined that will stop that conversation from being the first thing they have to say. So, they are moving forward with the strategy to continue the conversation to acquire the SR 417 section in Seminole County.
Commissioner Dallari said that part of his frustration is that even the Turnpike’s transportation study shows that the portion they are talking about does not need to be expanded for express lanes for another 20 years.
Mr. Applegate stated he will provide the Board members with a copy of the letter he is sending.
The Board recessed the meeting at 9:50 a.m., reconvening at 1:30 p.m., with all Commissioners and all other Officials with the exception of Clerk of Court Maryanne Morse, who was absent, and Deputy Clerk Terri Porter who was replaced by Deputy Clerk Kyla Spencer, who were present at the Opening Session.
PROOF OF PUBLICATION
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Constantine, to authorize the filing of the proof of publication for this meeting's scheduled public hearing into the Official Record.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
ALLURE ON THE PARKWAY LARGE SCALE FUTURE
LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT AND REZONE/David Bastos
Agenda Item #31 – PH-2016-427
Proof of publication calling for a public hearing to consider a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from High Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry (HIP-TI) to Planned Development (PD), and adopt the associated Ordinance enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) on 12.28 acres, located on the west side of International Parkway, approximately ½ mile north of County Road 46A, David Bastos, received and filed.
Kathy Hammel, Planning & Development Division, addressed the Board and explained that on July 6th the P&Z recommended transmittal of the request to the State, and on July 26th the BCC transmitted. She received no comment from the Department of Economic Opportunity or from other state agencies concerning the request for the Land Use Map Amendment. She stated staff recommends the BCC adopt the request for a Large Scale Land use map amendment from High Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry (HIP-TI) to Planned Development (PD), and approve the Rezone from Planned Development (PD) to Planned Development (PD).
Gregg Fusaro, Capital Investment Group, addressed the Board and stated they are the current owner and developer for the project, and he really appreciates the work staff has done to put everything together. Mr. Fusaro noted he is excited about this opportunity and it adds an additional element to the overall development in progress that is taking place along International Parkway.
With regard to public participation, no one in the audience spoke in support or in opposition and public input was closed.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to approve adoption of Ordinance #2016-28 enacting a Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment from High Intensity Planned Development – Target Industry to Planned Development; and adoption of Ordinance #2016-29 enacting a Rezone from PD (Planned Development) to PD (Planned Development) on 12.28 acres, located on the west side of International Parkway, approximately ½ mile north of County Road 46, as described in the proof of publication; David Bastos, Applicant; Development Order.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS REPORTS
Commissioner Henley handed out a copy of an update from Pat Christiansen, Attorney for Lynx, as well as an update from Edward Johnson, Lynx CEO (copies received and filed), both which address the collective bargaining matters and the impasse. He stated that the Board will find that a lot of it is around the benefits. The Union takes the position that the benefits will not be changed or adjusted unless the trustees approve it. Commissioner Henley explained that the trustees are made up of three union members appointed by the Union and three appointed by the Lynx Board. He stated that they have been unable to move anything primarily because of the three union reps that have opposed everything. Commissioner Henley noted he is trying to keep the Board up to date because the results of it could have an impact upon the Board's contributions to the operations of Lynx because the Union is taking the position that the trustees have the authority to adjust or increase the contributions to their benefit program at their will.
Commissioner Carey announced she attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Historic Goldsboro Boulevard Streetscape on August 24th. This is a Penny Sales Tax project that is redoing Historic Goldsboro Boulevard from Lake Avenue to Persimmon Avenue and includes road reconstruction, pedestrian and safety issues, as well as enhanced utilities, drainage and sidewalks. She opined this will make the entrance to Historic Goldsboro look completely different.
Commissioner Carey stated at the Central Florida Expressway Authority meeting last week, the Expressway Authority agreed to take over the Osceola Expressway Authority’s road planning and development for the next 18 months to move some of the Osceola County projects forward. Commissioner Carey noted they paid off a $150 million loan to FDOT to clear the decks for future discussions about other acquisitions.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Dallari, to reappoint Krysty Carr to the Sanford Airport Noise Abatement Committee (SANAC) for a four-year term ending on September 30th, 2020.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Dallari thanked John Jreij, Public Works Director, and his team for the safety study they did on SR 434. As a result of that, they are putting a traffic light in at SR 434 and De Leon Street. He also thanked Wharton-Smith and staff for not just the completion but also the level of quality they gave to the Sports Complex.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to appoint Heather Stark to the Board of Adjustment until January 2017, completing a term that was vacated.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Commissioner Constantine stated he had the pleasure of being at the Foundation for Seminole State College's Celebration of Giving with the unveiling of their new theatre on August 30th. He noted it is a wonderful addition to their Arts Department.
Commissioner Constantine announced that on September 7th, the Regional Planning Council (RPC) had a meeting. He explained that their lease is up and they had been negotiating first with the MPO and then with Lynx on combining office space and working together. Commissioner Constantine explained the agreement was made unanimously to move to the fourth floor of the Lynx office downtown; and over a five-year period it will be a savings for the RPC, therefore the County and therefore the taxpayers, of about $250,000 and an addition to the Lynx budget of $350,000.
Commissioner Constantine stated that also on September 7th, at the CALNO meeting there was a discussion about affordable housing and how now there are opportunities with affordable housing to have some great market product when working through the Housing Corporation in Florida. He referred to the Merritt Street rezoning that is now building in the Winwood area and opined it is beautiful and the first development in the Winwood area in 50 years. He noted that there will be after-school programs and a community room for the entire community. Commissioner Constantine opined that the other cities that were present were also excited about the opportunity.
Commissioner Constantine announced he had the honor of starting the Tunnel to Towers race in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost honoring 9/11 and Stephen Siller, one of the 343 firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11. He noted there were 700 runners at the 5K.
Commissioner Constantine stated that on September 11th at Rock & Brews, David Matthews spoke; and many firefighters and police officers were present because two presentations and memorials were unveiled for a police officer and firefighter that lost their lives. Commissioner Constantine added it was a wonderful and very touching event on 9/11.
Commissioner Constantine announced that September 14th through September 16th is the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) meeting, and on September 14th there is also an MPO meeting. He mentioned that on September 20th he will be speaking at Hagerty High School doing Constitution Week.
Commissioner Carey stated she thinks it is interesting that the RPC will now be combined with Lynx in the same building because when they started out, they were in the same building with MetroPlan and used the same boardroom. Commissioner Constantine explained the RPC was the MPO before they split due to one having to do strictly with transportation and the other looking at general planning. Many of the contracts of the RPC are with Lynx and others, and Commissioner Constantine noted he sees the value of all of the regional organizations being within proximity of one another. Commissioner Dallari and Chairman Horan commended Commissioner Constantine for a job well done.
Chairman Horan stated they passed “Kewannee Park” today and the new gym equipment there. He opined it will be good for that neighborhood and the children will not go too long without safe equipment. Commissioner Henley commended the County Manager for being able to make it work. Nicole Guillet, County Manager, gave credit to staff. She stated because of their efficiencies this year, the County had some additional funding available in order to do Kewannee Park this year.
Chairman Horan confirmed with Ms. Guillet that the workshop on Tourist Development Marketing is not scheduled yet. He stated he received a briefing on it from Tricia Setzer, Economic Development & Community Relations Manager, who indicated they will probably have a workshop on it sometime between now and January. Chairman Horan noted today the Board approved the extension of the Paradise Contract; and sometime between the end of the fiscal year and the end of this year, they will have the data available from the Sports Complex.
Chairman Horan announced that Ray Hooper, Purchasing & Contracts Manager, received Purchasing Manager of the Year from the National Institute of Governmental Procurement. Mr. Hooper addressed the Board and stated he had an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and met with some of the best leaders in the industry for the procurement profession. He was able to do some networking and is trying to get things in place to continue the valued service for citizens. Chairman Horan thanked him for bringing a good light to Seminole County, and Mr. Hooper thanked the Board for their policies and procedures.
Motion by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize the Tax Collector to begin collection of the 2016 tax roll prior to the completion of the Value Adjustment Board hearings under the provision of Florida Statute 197.323.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Horan stated he has been very busy on the homelessness issue front and so has the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. He explained they are moving forward on the governance issue and noted that Pastor Hunter, Northland Church, will be the new chair taking Linda Gonzalez's place. Chairman Horan handed out an editorial from the Orlando Sentinel with regards to the new governance structure (copy received and filed). He stated he has asked the County Attorney to begin drafting a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between and among the various counties so the County can continue driving this particular issue, mostly so they can make sure they get their fair-share allocation.
Chairman Horan confirmed that the Board received a work session schedule regarding the issues that were discussed with the School Board, the alternative impact fee study, and also the Rosenwald property and the interlocal agreement. He stated there was a conference call with the School Board pertaining to the new proposed draft of the interlocal agreement, and the comments coming back are that the TAC meeting will be moved back about a week so they can iron out some of the rough spots. Chairman Horan noted that there are some new personnel at the School Board who have not been part of the five-year process, so getting them up to speed has been a task that they are trying to do; but he expects that to be implemented before the end of the year. He opined that the most important thing is that the land planning stay with the jurisdiction of the County and cities, and that the School's responsibilities stay with them, and that they have some kind of metrics to determine capacity.
Chairman Horan stated he needs authority from the Board to send a couple of letters in support of certain funding initiatives. He explained that about a year ago at the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting, he and Commissioner Constantine learned that Orlando was taken off of the list of cities that get priority terror funding.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Carey, to authorize the Chairman to draft an appropriate letter to the appropriate agencies and legislators in Washington in support of Congressman Mica’s initiative.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Ms. Guillet noted that that is also an issue that the people in Governmental Relations in Washington, D.C., have been working on for the last couple of years.
Motion by Commissioner Dallari, seconded by Commissioner Henley, to authorize the Chairman to send a letter supporting Congressman Mica’s initiative to get the United States Congress to fund the Zika bills; and authorize the lobbyist to get involved.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 voted AYE.
Chairman Horan stated the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) has wonderful materials on bears including a magnet and informational pamphlet that he distributed to the Commissioners’ offices.
Chairman Horan announced that he and Commissioner Constantine will be attending the Florida Association of Counties policy conference on September 14th. Chairman Horan is on the Constitutional Revision Committee and he will report back to the Board on that. He pointed out a FAC research document on their website concerning how various monies and revenues are spent and allocated by the various counties.
Chairman Horan commended the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando for hosting a fundraising benefit for the Central Florida Zoo, which he attended. He noted that every Tuesday the Citrus Club hosts a benefit for charity called Cocktails for a Cause.
Chairman Horan stated in regard to the two Seminole County Olympians, it would be hard to get them in for a Resolution because neither of them resides in the state anymore. However, Chairman Horan asked for authorization to do a Resolution for a world champion who resides in Seminole County. He stated her name is Bella Dohvey and she has won two world championships in golf and is only 8 years old. With regard to authorization of a Resolution of Appreciation for Ms. Dohvey, no objections were voiced.
COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR REPORTS
The following Communications and/or Reports were received and filed:
1. Letter dated August 18, 2016, from Robert E. Lowe, Chief, Risk Analysis Branch, FEMA Region IV, to Chairman Horan re: Discovery Meetings for Upper St. Johns watershed to be held on September 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Volusia County EOC; and the second meeting to be held on September 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Osceola BCC Chambers in Kissimmee.
2. Letter dated August 22, 2016, from Gregory Roth, P.E., Project Manager, Bohler Engineering, to property owner re: Vacation-Abandonment for a portion of Evergreen St., southeast corner of Longwood Dr. and Ronald Reagan Blvd.
3. Community Meeting Notice received August 24, 2016, from Orange County Government re: Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment & Rezoning (Sustany) to be held on September 6, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Corner Lake Middle School, Orlando.
4. Notice of Public Hearing received August 26, 2016, from the City of Sanford re: consideration of a Conditional Use and consideration of a Development Agreement for 215 E. Seminole Blvd. to be held on September 13, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., City Commission Chambers, City Hall, Sanford.
5. Letter dated September 1, 2016, from Angela Apperson, City Clerk, City of Altamonte Springs, to Commissioner Horan re: annexation of property at 1355 E. Altamonte Springs Dr.
6. Letter dated September 1, 2016, from Angela Apperson, City Clerk, City of Altamonte Springs, to Commissioner Horan re: annexation of property at 1390 E. Altamonte Springs Dr.
7. Letter dated September 1, 2016, from James D. Stansbury, Chief, Bureau of Community Planning, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, to Chairman Horan re: Seminole County Amendment No. 16-2ESR.
COUNTY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Bryant Applegate stated on September 15th he is taking two new attorneys down to the Board of Directors meeting in Stuart, Florida, for the Florida Association of County Attorneys. They are hosting an orientation session for all new assistant county attorneys in Florida.
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
Commissioner Henley stated that in view of the fact that Maryanne Morse, Clerk of Court and Comptroller, is retiring and they have elected a new Clerk, he thinks it would be appropriate for the Board to take the necessary steps to do an audit of the Clerk’s Office before the new Clerk takes over. Commissioner Henley feels it is appropriate as a benefit not only to the Board but to each of the individuals involved. He stated if the Board feels the same, he will ask the County Manager to do some work in preparation as to how much it would cost the County, who they could hire, and so forth and bring it back at the next Board meeting. Chairman Horan stated it would certainly be a benefit of the new office holder to be able to have that data available on the day he walks into office. Chairman Horan asked Ms. Guillet to get started on Commissioner Henley’s suggestions.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Horan declared the meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m., this same date.