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Sept. 25 County Commission Meeting Run Down Part 2

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Change in Board of County Commissioners meeting format:  

Starting with the October 9, 2018 meeting, 
citizens comments will be heard immediately following Resolutions and Proclamations, except when citizens are commenting on specific items on the meeting agenda for that day. 


• Hernando County 2040 Comprehensive Plan Adoption Public Hearing

Assistant County Administrator Ron Pianta presented the second and final public hearing on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan amendments.  Pianta reported that an “Ommisions, Recommendations and Comments” or “ORC” report was received from the prior transmission on May 21, 2018.  The proposed amendment addresses all items on the ORC report.
Major additions to the comprehensive plan include Spring Center (CPAM-1703) and CPAM-1801, a smaller scale project by Alliant Partners Realty, LLC. 
Over the past few years, the comprehensive plan’s language has been changed to eliminate directive language such as “must” and “shall”, in order to simplify the document.  The board voted unanimously to approve via roll-call vote. 

• Petition Submitted by Judkins Construction, Inc., to Vacate Portion of Right of Way of Hviezdoslav Street and Washington Avenue was denied.
Per the agenda item description: “The petitioner indicates the vacation is being sought in order to avoid costly commercial design standard facade requirements. The Department of Public Works denied the vacation requests as the roads currently provide right of way for adjacent parcels and also to serve as frontage road for access management.”

• Petition Submitted by Michael and Katherine Borremans to Vacate Portions of Drainage and Utility Easement Located in Tooke Lake Estates was approved. 
Per the agenda item description: “The vacation of the portions of easements is sought in order to construct a single-family home in the center of the two lots.  All affected utilities and County departments have indicated no objection to the request.”

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• Ordinance Amending Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport Advisory Committee Regarding Appointment of Members – approved via roll call vote 3-2, with Dukes and Champion voting no.
Per the agenda’s ordinance description: “Pursuant to the Board’s direction, the proposed ordinance (1) expands the Committee’s membership from five to seven, (2) provides each County Commissioner may appoint one member, (3) provides the County Administrator may appoint the remaining two members, and (4) amends the Committee’s procedures so that they mirror those of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 Pursuant to further direction provided by the Board at its August 28, 2018 meeting, the proposed ordinance has been amended to provide for bimonthly meetings and to add a sunset date of September 30, 2024.”


Grant for Demolition of T-Hangars
RES-2018-134 : Public Transportation Grant Agreement With Department of Transportation for Demolition of T-Hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport and Associated Resolutions

Per the resolution description:  “The FDOT Joint Participation Agreement is for the demolition of (3) metal framed structures and former airport maintenance building located on the east side of the Airport.  The scope of the project includes the complete demolition of the buildings, removal of the pads, site grading and utility disconnects.  This important project will allow for corporate hangar development within the area. ”
The grant agreement expires June 30, 2022.  The FDOT will be funding 80% of the project – which comes to $145,860.   The remaining 20% will be funded by various airport expense accounts per the resolution description.


Outdated Two-Way Radio System  
Review of Options Regarding Utilization of State of Florida Contract With Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC, for Two-Way Radio System Upgrade/Replacement Consulting Services

Commissioners approved consultant Carr, Riggs, & Ingram to assist in developing a Request for Proposals from vendors for upgrading the Two Way radio system. 
Per the Agenda Item Description, the system is outdated and “beyond its system life expectancy.”  The Two-Way radio system is used by first responders as well as county and city departments.  About a year ago the county approved the consultant to conduct a needs assessment and conceptual design for the Emergency Radio System. The consultant Carr, Riggs, & Ingram presented the needs assessment at the Sept. 25 BOCC meeting and expenditure of $72,262 for the procurement/RFP process was approved unanimously.


An Interlocal Agreement for District 5 
Medical Examiner’s Office was approved and signed by Chairman Champion on Sept. 25, 2018.  District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office services Hernando, Citrus, Lake Marion and Sumter Counties.   Seminole County – District 24- proposed an interlocal agreement for joint operation of District 5 and 24.


Letter identifying priority projects and committment to fund them
Application for Southwest Florida Water Management District Cooperative Funding Initiative Application and Priority Ranking Letter for 2020

The following letter ranking cooperative funding initiative projects was approved by the BOCC and sent to Southwest Florida Water Management District:

Ref: FY 2020 Cooperative Funding Initiative 
Application Funding and Priority Letter 

Dear Governing Board Members, 

As a result of action taken by the Hernando County Board of County Commissioner on September 25, 2018, the following projects have been approved for funding in Fiscal Year 2020 and are ranked by priority: 2020 Cooperative Funding Initiative Projects

Rank  – Project Name –  Hernando County Funding Approved. 
1. Culbreath Road Area Flood Relief Project Design-  $250,000 
2. Weeki Wachee Springshed Nitrogen Removal Stormwater Retrofits-  $875,000 
3. Airport WRF Nitrogen Reduction- $2,500,000 
4. Landfill Leachate Pre-treatment- $175,000 
5. Anderson Snow Park Reclaimed Water Irrigation- $200,000 
6. Hernando Beach Water Leak Analysis- $125,000 

Total County Cost for Co-op Funded Projects for Fiscal 2020: $4,125,000 
Total SWFWMD Cost for Co-op Funded Projects for Fiscal 2020: $4,125,000 
Total Joint Project Costs for Co-op Funded Projects for Fiscal 2020: $ 8,250,000 

We look forward to working with the District on these projects. Ranking by Basin is provided in Attachment A. 

Sincerely, Leonard B. Sossamon 
County Administrator


Sale of Surplus Real Property Located on Frampton Avenue in Hill ‘N Dale
Parcel Key No.: 00860580; County owned vacant parcel Previous owner failed to pay taxes on the property and county acquired it; Home Sweet Properties offered $3700 for the property (81% of the property appraiser’s listed value) Offer Approved 

Sale of Surplus Real Property Located on Freeport Drive in Spring Hill
Parcel Key No.: 00726405; County owned vacant parcel; Previous owner failed to pay taxes on the property and county acquired it; Evan Purdy offered $7,000.00 which represents 84% of the property appraisers listed value.  Offer Approved

Sale of Surplus Real Property Located on Hexam Road in Royal Highlands; Parcel Key No.: 00720713; County owned vacant parcel; Previous owner failed to pay taxes on the property and county acquired it;  The offer presented by Fernando Travieso is $9,000.00 which equals 73% of the property appraisers listed value. Offer Approved

Sale of Surplus Real Property Located on Mulberry Drive in Ridge Manor Estates
Parcel Key No.: 00398037; County owned vacant parcel; Previous owner failed to pay taxes on the property and county acquired it; Roy O. McKendree offered $5,500.00 which represents 91% of the property appraisers listed value. Offer Approved

Sale of Surplus Real Property Located on Treiman Boulevard in Commercial Highlands
Parcel Key No.: 00750538; County owned vacant parcel; Previous owner failed to pay taxes on the property and county acquired it; Lakeeva Rice offered $3,207.00 which represents 100% of the listed value by the property appraiser. Offer Approved


Award of Contract No. 18-CG0121/BH to American Construction Services, Inc., for Americans With Disabilities Act Bus Stop Improvements Project, Phase II (Cost: $215,967.00)
Approved 5-0

Award of Contract No. 18-C00115/BH to Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc., for Palm Creek Culvert Replacement Project (Cost: $452,906.50) A representative of the item stated that the cost is high because they are replacing an old metal culvert with a concrete box culvert.  This is in the vicinity of Salt Creek and Shoal Line Blvd.
Approved 5-0

Award of Contract No. 18-C00140/BH to Air Mechanical & Service Corp., for Partial Roof Replacement and Air Conditioning Equipment Replacement at Lykes Library 
(Cost: $188,390.00)  Representative Craig stated that this a partial replacement since there are three different roofs for the structure.  This roof was last replaced in 1994- the others have been replaced more recently.  The A/C was last replaced in 1986 and sits on this particular roof.
Approved 5-0.

Extension of Professional Services Agreement (Contract No. 13-Q00061) With Southern Strategy Group of Tampa Bay, LLC, and Sunrise Consulting Group for Lobbying and Consulting Services.  Both contracts are extended until 9/30/21.  Each contract is estimated at $40,000 per year. Southern Strategy Group provides lobbying services for “assistance with RESTORE Act Funding, development of Hernando County Strategic Plan and development of a Legislative Agenda for elected officials” per agenda item.  When Principal lobbyist on the contract Sean ___ opened Sunrise Consulting Group, two contracts were created.
Approved 5-0.

Revisions to Purchasing and Contracts Department Policies and Procedures Manual
Approved 5-0.



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