REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA - 1:00 P.M.
 

Official Agenda Summary
 
Proof of Publication
 
Public Speaker Forms - Various Items
 
A.
CALL TO ORDER - May 10, 2011, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.
 
A1.
Invocation

A2.
Pledge of Allegiance

A3.
Roll Call

BOARD MEMBERS: Chairman Dennis Damato, First Vice Chairman Winn Webb, Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek, Commissioner Rebecca Bays, and Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney.
STAFF: County Attorney Richard Wm. Wesch, County Administrator Brad Thorpe, Clerk of the Circuit Court Betty Strifler, and Deputy Clerks Tifani White and Theresa Steelfox.

A4.

Commissioner Damato read a statement regarding his recent surgery and thanked the Board, staff, and community for their support.
 
B.
CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek,  seconded by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  to pull items B3, B4, and B5a for discussion and approve the balance of the Consent Agenda items.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
B1.
Approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 26, 2011.

Supporting Documentation for item B1
 
B2.
Approve the county warrants for payroll and accounts payable.

Supporting Documentation for item B2
 
B3.

Supporting Documentation for item B3
 
Clerk�s note:  This item was approved and included in the motion under item B4.
 
B4.

Supporting Documentation for item B4
 
Motion by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  seconded by Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney,  to approve items B3, B4, and B5.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
B5.
Bids:

a.

Supporting Documentation for item B5a
 
Clerk's Note:  This item was approved and included in the motion under item B4.
 
b.
RFQ 002-11 Approve awarding in-home health services for the County’s CCE, ADI, HOPE, and OAA Title III Programs to Families Come First, LLC as an approved service provider per the rates listed in Exhibit "A" of the agreement; and (2) Authorize the Chairman to execute the agreements between Citrus County and Families Come First, LLC, to provide in-home health services.

Supporting Documentation for item B5b
 
c.
RFQ 013-10 Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Work Authorization Agreement and related Change Order Request for Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., to provide additional design work in the amount of $4,600.

Supporting Documentation for item B5c
 
B6.
Approve and authorize the Board to execute a certificate of appreciation to Dennis MacNeil, Gary Richardson, and Flossie Rogers for their many years of employment with Citrus County, Florida.

Supporting Documentation for item B6
 
B7.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Maintenance Agreement between Citrus County and Riso, Inc., for maintenance on Risograph MZ790, No. 79181295, located in the University of Florida Extension office beginning June 7, 2011, and ending June 6, 2012, at $.00585 per copy, payable monthly (based on usage) in the estimated amount of $97.50.

Supporting Documentation for item B7
 
B8.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Youth Athletic Organization Agreement between Citrus County and the Citrus United Soccer for their 2011-2012 soccer season.

Supporting Documentation for item B8
 
B9.
Acknowledge the Aviation Advisory Board’s revised Mission and Vision Statements.

Supporting Documentation for item B9
 
B10.
Surplus Property -  Unit 5 of Homosassa:

a.
Determine and declare if property at 8131 W. Windhaven Place in Homosassa is surplus and should be sold.

b.
Authorize Land Section to accept the bid and proceed with the sale pursuant to Administrative Regulation 8.03-1.

c.
Authorize the Chairman to execute the deed to Debra M. Mahoney.

Supporting Documentation for item B10
 
B11.
Authorize the Chairman to accept the Continuation Certificate for Federal Insurance Company Security Bond No. 8217-22-96 extending the period to May 31, 2012, and to be made a part of Republic Services of FL, LP, Inc., dba Seaside Sanitation Waste Disposal Account Agreement dated July 27, 2010.

Supporting Documentation for item B11
 
B12.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute Connection Charge Installment Lien Agreement by and between the Citrus County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Water and Wastewater Utility Services and Dana Jowers.

Supporting Documentation for item B12
 
B13.
Write off Uncollectible Accounts and file lien on Owner Accounts:

a.
Approve the write off of $8,564.35 for uncollected utility accounts.

b.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Claim of Lien to be filed by and on behalf of the Citrus County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Water and Wastewater Utility Services against property owned by Astor Hosang, Gregory Sweeney, Peggy Muncha, Elena Pierce, Maria Rodriguez, Trudy Lively, and Water Works, Inc.

Supporting Documentation for item B13
 
B14.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Satisfaction of Lien filed by and on behalf of the Citrus County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Water and Wastewater Utility Services against property owned by Albert Mortel and Pamela Staubach.

Supporting Documentation for item B14
 
B15.
Amend County records to recognize the scrivener’s error in the December 7, 2010, agenda memo for the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for road milling and resurfacing of County Road 495 from W. Turkey Oak Drive to Dunklin Avenue.  The correct estimated project cost is $588,000, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will provide up to $441,000, and the correct County match is $147,000.

Supporting Documentation for item B15
 
B16.
Approve the routine wire transfers during the month of April 2011.

Supporting Documentation for item B16
 
B17.
Florida Retirement Upgraded Service for Prior Employee:

a.
Approve and authorize contributions to the Division of Retirement in the amount of $14,217.90 for upgraded service time for Phillip Royal as required by the State of Florida, State Retirement Commission.

b.
Approve and authorize reimbursement to Philip Gaffney in the amount of $40,225.84 for upgraded service based on the successful appeal to the State of Florida, State Retirement Commission by a prior employee.

c.
Approve and authorize related budget transfer.

Supporting Documentation for item B17
 
B18.
Approve placement of the utilities improvements in Brentwood Villas West I (PLT-08-08) on perpetual County maintenance pursuant to the recommendation of the Department of Water Resources and authorize the release of the Letter of Credit in the amount of $24,773.

Supporting Documentation for item B18
 
B19.
Approve and authorize the Board to execute a proclamation declaring May 12, 2011, as "Scotty Scrivens Day" in Citrus County, Florida.

Supporting Documentation for item B19
 
B20.
Set a Public Hearing on June 14, 2011, at 1:45 p.m. for the adoption of a new resolution revising the Small Quantity Generator (SQG) Hazardous Waste Program; the adoption of a related ordinance amendment to Citrus County Code Chapter 94 titled Taxation and rescinding Resolution No. 2011-014.

Supporting Documentation for item B20
 
B21.
Authorize staff to commence procedures pursuant to Section 125.35(2), Florida Statutes, for the divestiture of County interest in certain lands lying in proximity to the Inverness Health Department being further described as; (a) Lot 10-11, Block E (portion of Dampier Street) containing approximately 8,815 square feet of land area; (b) Westerly one-half of Cleveland Street containing approximately 6,729.4 square feet of land area; and (c) Portion of Tompkins Street containing 13,618.7 square feet of land area.

Supporting Documentation for item B21
 
C.
PUBLIC HEARINGS - WORKSHOPS - PRESENTATIONS

C1.

a.
Present Employee Service Awards.

Supporting Documentation for item C1a
 
b.
Presentation of a Certificate of Recognition from the County Administrator to Leonard Brown as Employee of the Month for March 2011, Citrus County, Florida.

Supporting Documentation for item C1b
 
The Chairman announced that State Representative Jimmy Smith was present.
 
C2.

a.
Approve and authorize the Board to execute a proclamation declaring May 21 through 27, 2011, as "National Safe Boating Week" in Citrus County, Florida and urge all those who boat to wear life jackets and practice safe boating habits.

Supporting Documentation for item C2a
 
b.
Approve and authorize the Board to execute a proclamation declaring May 15 through 21, 2011, "Law Enforcement Appreciation Week" and declaring May 15, 2011, "Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day" in Citrus County, Florida.

Supporting Documentation for item C2b
 
Motion by Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney,  seconded by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  to approve item C2a and b.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
Captain Doug Dodd introduced Captain Charles Simmons who accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Sheriff�s office and thanked the Board.  He announced that there would be a service held for National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at 12:00 p.m.
 
C3.

a.
Presentation by David Younanof, Senior Special Agent, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Mutual Agreement (IMAGE) Program Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

b.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the IMAGE Partnership Agreement between Citrus County and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement with an effective date of May 10, 2011.

Supporting Documentation for item C3
 
Information submitted by David Younanof
 
Following the presentation, Mr. Younanof responded to questions from the Board.  Human Resources Director Sherry Anderson expressed her approval of this agreement.
 
Motion by Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek,  seconded by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  to approve item C3.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
C4.

a.
Conduct one of two Public Hearings to consider AA-11-02, Foley & Lardner for Gulf to Lake Associates to amend the Master Plan of Development for Pine Ridge Unit Two.

Supporting Documentation for item C4
 
PowerPoint Presentation
 
Information submitted by Kevin Mineer
 
Senior Assistant County Attorney Peter Aare polled the Board for ex-parte communications and read the proposed ordinance title into the record.  Land Development Division Director Jenette Collins gave the staff presentation and recommended approval with two conditions; (1) all residential lots within the application would have a minimum size of one acre, and (2) there would be no internal access from Pine Ridge to the subject site, except for emergency purposes.
 
Kevin Mineer of The Genesis Group representing the applicants on this matter explained the request.
 
Chuck Dixon of the Citrus County School Board and Rob Lieberman, Vice Chairman of the YMCA Steering Committee spoke in support of this application.
 
The following citizens spoke in opposition of this application:  Dave Richter, Bob Arthur, Janet Masaoy, and Beverly Christensen.  Mr. Mineer and the Board responded to their questions and concerns.
 
C5.

Supporting Documentation for item C5
 
Chris Lloyd with the Citrus County Council talked about text messaging as it relates to the General Records Schedule for the County.  Commissioner Bays responded to Mr. Lloyd's comments.
 
John Thrumston complimented staff for their assistance during his process of acquiring a Water Franchise Service Territory Certificate.
 
Dave Conant responded to comments from a previous speaker regarding the proposed YMCA.
 
C6.

a.
Conduct a Public Hearing on an ordinance of Citrus County, Florida amending Section 70-52, Citrus County Code, entitled prohibited residences of sexual offender/sexual predators; providing for repealer, severability, inclusion in the Citrus County Code, modifications that may arise from consideration at public hearing; and providing for an effective date.

b.
Adopt ordinance and authorize the Chairman to execute on behalf of the Board.

Supporting Documentation for item C6
 
Proof of Publication for item C6
 
County Attorney Richard Wesch read the proposed ordinance title into the record.
 
Motion by Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek,  seconded by Commissioner Rebecca Bays,  to approve item C6 (Ordinance No. 2011-A09) Motion carried unanimously.
 
D.
REGULAR BUSINESS

D1.

a.
(1) Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute a resolution authorizing the Chairman to enter into an agreement with State of Florida Department of Transportation for the Local Agency Program (LAP) on behalf of the City of Inverness, for funding assistance with the design/engineering activities for the Forest Drive landscape project from SR 44 to Independence Highway; (2) Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Local Agency Program (LAP) Agreement, on behalf of the City of Inverness, between Citrus County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for funding assistance with the design/engineering activities for the Forest Drive landscape project from SR 44 to Independence Highway.  FDOT will provide up to $35,000, with no County or City matching portions.

Supporting Documentation for item D1a
 
b.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the application for the E911 State Grant Program. This grant is for $233,201.34 which is for an upgrade to the existing Positron Vipor 9-1-1 system. This grant is needed to help move forward with next generation IP service. There are no matching funds associated with this grant.

Supporting Documentation for item D1b
 
Motion by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  seconded by Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney,  to approve item D1 (Resolution No. 2011-079) Motion carried unanimously.
 
D2.

a.
Board designate a Commissioner as a voting alternate member of the Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization.

b.
Board designate a Commissioner as a non-voting alternate member of the Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization.

Supporting Documentation for item D2
 
Motion by Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek,  seconded by Commissioner Rebecca Bays,  to appoint Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney as a voting alternate member and Chairman Dennis Damato as a non-voting alternate member.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
E.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR BRAD THORPE

E1.

a.
Adopt and authorize the Chairman to execute a resolution of the Board of County Commissioners declaring that a drought emergency exists in Citrus County and implementing the provisions of Chapter 46, Article III of the Citrus County Code entitled, "The Emergency Drought Condition Fire Hazard."

Supporting Documentation for item E1
 
Fire Services Chief Larry Morabito spoke about the current drought conditions and recommended approval of the resolution for a burn ban in Citrus County.
 
Motion by Commissioner Rebecca Bays,  seconded by Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney,  to approve item E1 (Resolution No. 2011-080) Motion carried unanimously.
 
Prior to the vote, citizens Dave Conant, Bob Arthur, and Chris Lloyd commented on the issue.  Discussion followed.
 
F.
COMMISSION CHAIRMAN DENNIS DAMATO - DISTRICT 1

F1.

a.
Nominate two individuals to the Code Review and Appeals Board as alternate members to fill terms that expired on September 28, 2008.  The new term for (1) alternate member will be for four years and will expire on January 31, 2012.  The new term for the other alternate member will be for four years and will expire on January 31, 2014.

Supporting Documentation for item F1
 
Commissioner Webb nominated John Phillips and Clifford Wesley Flegal, Jr.
 
Motion by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  seconded by Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney,  to cease nominations.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
F2.

a.
Nominate an individual to the Citrus County Tourist Development Council as a regular member to fill an unexpired term that will expire on January 31, 2013.

Supporting Documentation for item F2
 
Commissioner Bays complimented both nominees and nominated David Strickland.
 
Motion by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  seconded by Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek,  to cease nominations.  Motion carried unanimously.
 

Information submitted by Chairman Dennis Damato
 
Motion by Chairman Dennis Damato,  seconded by First Vice Chairman Winn Webb,  to direct County Administrator Brad Thorpe and Water Resources Director Robert Knight to contact the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority (WRWSA) executive director to open dialogue between the County, Floral City Water, WRWSA, City of Inverness, and Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).  Motion carried. Voting Aye: Chairman Dennis Damato, First Vice Chairman Winn Webb, Second Vice Chairman Joe Meek, and Commissioner John J. (J.J.) Kenney. Voting Nay: Commissioner Rebecca Bays.
 
Prior to the vote, discussion was held.
 
G.
FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN WINN WEBB - DISTRICT 5

No Items.
 
H.
SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN JOE MEEK - DISTRICT 3

Commissioner Meek welcomed Chairman Damato back.
 
I.
COMMISSIONER REBECCA BAYS - DISTRICT 4

Commissioner Bays also welcomed Chairman Damato back.  She announced that the Tourist Development Council (TDC) would be meeting at the Lecanto Government Building at 9:00 a.m. on May 11, 2011, and updated the Board on Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)
 
J.
COMMISSIONER JOHN J. (J.J.) KENNEY - DISTRICT 2

Updated the Board on the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board and talked about a recent meeting he had with Stephen Tamposi regarding Ottawa.
 
K.
COUNTY ATTORNEY RICHARD WM. WESCH

Mr. Wesch also welcomed back Chairman Damato.
 
L.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS OR ANY PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

Deputy County Administrator Eber Brown welcomed Mr. Damato back and briefly spoke about the YMCA.
 
M.
UPCOMING MEETINGS

1.
Regular Meeting: May 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Citrus County Courthouse, Room 100, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL  34450

2.
Regular Meeting: June 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Citrus County Courthouse, Room 100, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450

3.
Regular Meeting: June 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Citrus County Courthouse, Room 100, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450

N.
ADJOURN

The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 5:18 p.m.