SEMINOLE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
UNOFFICIAL MINUTES
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners Agenda meeting is now archived to video and available for viewing. You can view the meeting two ways: you can view the morning, afternoon, and evening sessions by viewing the files listed below; or, you can view search agenda item listed below with a link.

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Chairman Convened BCC Meeting at 9:30 AM Click for video.
Opening Ceremonies
  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance

Awards and Presentations

1.
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Resolution - Supporting the Elderly in our Community and Proclaiming the Month of May as "Elder Law Month" in Seminole County.
Board unanimously adopted ( 5 - 0 )

Consent Agenda

Items No. 2 - 22 - Board unanimously approved (5 - 0)
Items No. 23 - 23 - Board unanimously approved (5 - 0)
Clerk's Office (Maryanne Morse, Clerk of the Court)
Items No. 24 - 24 - Board unanimously approved (5 - 0)
Sheriff's Office (Don Eslinger, Sheriff)

Regular Agenda

27.
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Longwood Hills Final Master Plan - Approve the Final Master Plan and authorize the Chairman to execute the Developer’s Commitment Agreement for the Longwood Hills PUD, consisting of 3.8 ± acres and located on the north side of Longwood Hills Road and west of CR 427 (Mike Towers, applicant) (Ian Sikonia)
Board continued item for redesigning of Master Plan to (5 - 0)
28.
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Lake Mary High School Swimming Pool - Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the attached School Facility Joint Funding and Use Interlocal Agreement. (Don Fisher)
Board continued item to obtain more information of the third-party agreement to be rescheduled at a later date (5 - 0)

Briefing Agenda

29.
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Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance - Staff is seeking direction from the Board regarding amending Part 5, Chapter 270 of the Seminole County Code entitled "Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance," and staff is requesting the Board authorize staff to advertise and schedule a public hearing to amend Part 5, Chapter 270 and creates Sec. 270.259 and 270.60 of the Seminole County Code entitled "Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance" and authorize staff to initiate steps to rescind the Emergency Water Shortage Resolution 2001-R-13. (Debbie Meinert)
Board unanimously approved moving forward with scheduling and advertising of the Public Hearing. County Attorney's office to clarify the "enforcement" section of the Ordinance. (5 - 0)
30.
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Workforce Housing Task Force - Staff is seeking direction from the Board regarding implementation of action plans and/or further research on the workforce housing tools presented, resulting from efforts of the Workforce Housing Task Force. (Tom Tomerlin)
Board consensus was to come back to the Board with further information on workforce housing options, maintain the task force, and coordinate applicant assistance/advocacy with existing staff departments. (5 - 0)

  • Chairman Recessed BCC Meeting until 1:30 P.M.

  • Click for video. Chairman Reconvened BCC Meeting at 1:30 P.M.
  • Public Hearing Agenda
  • Accept Proof of Publication - Board Unanimously Approved ( 5 - 0 )
  • Chairman's Statement of Public Hearing Rules and Procedures

Public Hearing Agenda

31.
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Appeal - The Board of Adjustment decision to deny a rear yard setback variance from 30 feet to 18 feet for a proposed room addition in R-1AA (Single Family Dwelling District) located at 3241 Night Breeze Lane (Rene Hosein, applicant).

(Denny Gibbs)
Board unanimously approved to overturn the Board of Adjustments decision to deny a rear yard setback variance. (5 - 0)
32.
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Vacate and Abandonment - Adopt a Resolution to vacate and abandon the unimproved public right-of-way known as Symes Drive located on the south side of Lake Boulevard, south of CR 46A, and approximately 1/2 mile west of SR 417 (Jeffery Dickey, Sonja Greenlee, Monty and Nancy White, applicants).

(Cynthia Sweet)
Board unanimously approved (5 - 0)
33.
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Mid-Year Budget Amendment - Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the FY 2006/07 Mid-Year Budget Amendment Resolution. (Lisa Spriggs)
Board unanimously approved (5 - 0)

Legislative Update

34.
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Staff is providing an update to the Board on legislative activities. (April Boswell)
Ms. Boswell announced that the Legislative Session ended on 5/4/07. She updated the Board on legislation that passed and did not pass. She also stated that there is still no updated information on property tax reform, however there is a Special Session scheduled for June. (5 - 0)

Chairman Henley reported that Debby Torres, Director of Community Affairs, Early Learning Coalition, has invited members of the Board to attend an event on May 17th, where they will be distributing backpacks to children.

Chairman Henley stated that the Board has the responsiblity of evaluating the County Attorney's job performance each year, and requested the Board approve a salary increase of 4% for the County Attorney, Bob McMillan.
Board approved a 4% salary increase. ( 4 - 1 ) Commissioner Carey voted Nay

District 5 - Commissioner Carey announced that there would be a Community Meeting tonight (5/8/07) at 7:00 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Park Training Center in Sanford to get input on Seminole County's Strategic Planning process; and another Community Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Oviedo City Hall for the same purpose..

Commissioner Carey noted that the CBC of Seminole County would be hosting a breakfast on Friday, May 11th at 8:00 a.m. - Lake Mary Marriott.

Commissioner Carey wished all mothers a Happy Mother's Day!

 

District 1 - Commissioner Dallari stated that a request was made to dedicate Jamestown Park, located in Oviedo, in honor of Mr. O.C. Bell, who was a dedicated advocate and representative of the Jamestown Community, who passed away recently.  The Board noted that there is a process in place and the request would be considered.

Commissioner Dallari stated that he had been involved in conversations with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) regarding the possible installation of a traffic signal located at Hwy. 17-92 and Laura Street.  FDOT indicated that a traffic signal could be justified at this location based on pedestrian safety and side street delay, and that an installation would be scheduled as funds became available.

Commissioner Dallari reported that Weather Alert Radios are available for purchase at Publix, Radio Shack, True Value Hardware, Target, Home Depot, and Lowe's for approximately $20 - $70.

Commissioner Dallari requested that the County Manager contact Sid Miller, Florida Business Interiors, regarding possibly scheduling a seminar on "Building Green".

Commissioner Dallari asked for an update on Winter Miles/Shane Kelly Park.  Don Fisher will brief the Board within the next couple of weeks.

Commissioner Dallari discussed a request that came to his office from residents of the Madison Park subdivision in Carillon.  The residents were requesting "No Parking" signs to be placed at the curve on Becontree Place.  The Board recommended that Commissioner Dallari contact the HOA to do a survey to see what the other neighbors want.

 

 

 

 

 

District 2 - Commissioner McLean announced that there would be a Good Morning Seminole Breakfast on Thursday, May 10th, recognizing Diane Parker for her years of service and dedication to the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Commissioner McLean requested that staff coordinate a ribbon cutting ceremony for the two new bridge overpasses in Lake Mary, and also confirm that there will be a Crossing Guard at that intersection once the bridges open.

Commissioner McLean met with Firefighters at Station 12/C, and provided them with dinner as an award for being the winners of raising the most dollars for the Relay for Life.

 

 

 

 

District 3 - Commissioner Van Der Weide commented on how staff came well under budget on the tunnel project at Markham Woods Road, stating that staff had saved the County $1.5 Million on the project.

Cindy Coto, County Manager, asked Tad Stone, Public Safety director, to speak on the fire situation in the County - Mr. Stone stated that due to increased fire activity and the lack of rain, he recommended that the Board approve an Executive Order declaring a State of Local Emergency.  This Order would be in effect for 7 days, and would ban burning.

Board unanimously approved Executive Order #2007-01. ( 5 - 0 )
Ms. Coto received an inquiry relating to a potential property swap at The Oaks Shopping Center located at Lake Mary Boulevard/Longwood-Lake Mary Road.  Staff is requesting to move forward with negotiation of the swap and bring the information back to the Board once this occurs.
Board unanimously authorized. ( 5 - 0 )
Bob McMillan reminded the Board that oral arguments for the Constitutional Officers and for the Charter Challenge are scheduled for May 21, 2007.  Briefing appointments have been scheduled with each Commissioner over the next two weeks.  The County Attorney's Office is also piggy backing on those meetings to discuss the Ordinances, which are due June 1, 2007.  Two out of the Four Ordinances are done.  Lisa Spriggs, Director of Fiscal Services, is still putting together information on the Audit Committee, and will bring that information to the Commissioners at a later date.  On the Ethics Ordinance, the County Attorney's Office will probably need to adopt a Holding Ordinance and come back at a later dated to do a full audit.  Mr. McMillan stated that someone from his office will be attending Orange County's Ethics Committee meeting.
Adjourn BCC Meeting
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