BRADENTON -- At Tuesday's BOCC meeting, commissioners voted to approve Mosaic Mining's last hurdle, granting them an operating permit for their Wingate Creek Extension mine. In other business, the commission also gave the green light to participate in a joint bid for the 2017 World Rowing Championships to be held at Nathan Benderson Park Aquatic Facility. And finally, construction on the long awaited ball parks in Palmetto is scheduled to start March 11.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER (Larry Bustle, Chairman)
INVOCATION (The commission does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Items Scheduled for Time Certain
Attachment: Rowing Budget-Narrative-Rationale 2017-FINAL.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment Resolution B-13-038.pdf
Changes to Agenda
Awards and Presentations
4. Retirement Award for Rodney Wade -- County Attorney Micky Palmer presented Wade with a retirement clock. Mr. Wade said there are five benefits to working with Manatee County, they are: #1- True Identity, #2 - True Value, #3 - Support, #4 - Protection, and #5 - Productivity.
Proclamations (Motion required to adopt proclamations) Motion, -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: LECOM Proclamation.pdf -- Commission thanked LECOM for locating in Manatee County and for their efforts to improve the health of Manatee County residents.
REQUEST BY COMMISSIONERS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda) -- Item # 15, for vote
CITIZEN COMMENTS (Consent Agenda Items Only)
B. CONSENT AGENDA
Clerk of Circuit Court
Attachment: Jan 2013 dashboards.pdf
Attachment: Murray stipulation.pdf
Attachment: Murray affidavit.pdf
Attachment: Murray general release.pdf
Building and Development Services
Attachment: BOCC Attachments 2-26-13 Federal.pdf
Attachment: BOCC Attachments 2-26-2013 Sobr.pdf
Attachment: BOCC Attachments 2-26-2013 Opportunity.pdf
Attachment: BOCC Attachments 2-26-2013 JPMorgan.pdf
Attachment: Application and Documents.pdf
Attachment: Esplanade Bonds & Agmts.pdf
Attachment: Supplemental Declaration.pdf
15. R-13-019 Prescription Assistance Program * Minix
Attachment: Rx Asst Program.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: B-13-034 Resolution_Narrative.pdf
Attachment: Drainage-Utility and TCE.pdf
Attachment: Location Map.pdf
Attachment: r 13 037.pdf
Attachment: Floridana tax deed.pdf
Attachment: Floridana Mobile Homes Lot 17 Loc Map.pdf
Attachment: RLS - Fort Hamer Road - Rowing Center.pdf
Attachment: Application - Fort Hamer Road.pdf
Attachment: Fort Hamer Rd rw vac loc map.pdf
Attachment: Additional map with Future Fort Hamer Bridge.pdf
Attachment: Utility Easement - Taylor Morrison.pdf
Attachment: Affidavit - Taylor Morrison.pdf
Attachment: Location Map - Taylor Morrison.pdf
Attachment: FPL Subordination Agreement .pdf
Attachment: Subordination TARA 20 - William T Higgs .pdf
Attachment: FDOTparcel 102.4-US41subordination.pdf
Attachment: January 2013 ATT. C.pdf
Attachment: Surplus List 2-26-13.pdf
Attachment: Reconciliation List 2-26-13.pdf
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
26. Motion to approve Consent Agenda -- Approved, Unanimous
CITIZEN COMMENTS (Consideration for Future Agenda) Cory Holmes expressed disappointment in the commission for allowing a "witch hunt" to go on with Commissioner DiSabatino. He said, "She only mentioned getting some needed street lights for her district." He added, for all of the "criminal activity" other commissioners engage in, that they "had a lot of nerve," and that, "one day it will catch-up with you all." Holmes claimed he contacted the Justice Department that morning to investigate the follies of the other commissioners.
C. ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Attachment: Fedora nomination for Ent Zone baord.pdf
Attachment: Fedora Ford's application 13.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous
CIVIC CENTER AUTHORITY (Robin DiSabatino, Chairman) -- no report
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (Betsy Benac, Chairman) -- Wanted to check with the Administrator on the progress with the RFPs on the Community Center in the south county CRA. Ed Hunzeker answered that both had come back non-responsive.
Both Commissioner Benac and Commissioner Whitmore had suggested in previous meetings that if an agreement wasn't met, the funds being kept in the CRA trust fund would go back to the county's general fund. Commissioner DiSabatino said, "If the funds fall off the radar, it won't be pretty day."
County's legal staff reenforced DiSabatino's understanding, and confirmed that the CRA trust fund dollars would not go back to the general fund. Mt. Hunzeker said that it will have to be brought back before the commission, maybe in a workshop to figure it out. Commissioner Gallen said, "I am for reopening it. It is in their plan (community board members) to have a civic center."
PORT AUTHORITY (Carol Whitmore, Chairman) -- no report
D. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentations Upon Request)
E. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentation Scheduled)
Attachment: R-13-002_Wingate_BCC_rv1.pdf -- Mosaic Mining LLC returned to the BOCC for their Operating Permit. Last week the BOCC approved an amendment to Mosaic Mining Master Plan, and an ordinance extending the Wingate Creek Mine Extension work to the year 2027. -- Approved, 5 to 1, Gallen dissent and DiSabatino absent. (More on Story)
Convention and Visitors Bureau (9:30 A.M. TIME CERTAIN)
Attachment: Rowing Budget-Narrative-Rationale 2017-FINAL.pdf
Attachment: Budget Amendment Resolution B-13-038.pdf -- The adoption of Budget Amendment Resolution B-13-038 is for the anticipated expenses needed in FY 2013 to support the preliminary bid to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park aquatic facility. Funding to host the championships will come from Tourist Development Taxes, and royalties from selling the games to media outlets. Manatee and Sarasota counties are in partnership with SunCoast Aquatic Nature Center Association (SANCA) for the games, and SANCA must come back before the BOCC for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) approval before submitting the final bid by May 31, 2013. -- Approved, Unanimous (More on Story)
30. Commissioner Comments --
•Benac -- I was at the TBARTA meeting. I would like to go back and ask for support for a regional priority list. I did want to say "we" ask for it. Motion to ask for list, -- Approved, 6 - 0, DiSabatino absent
• Gallen -- Next Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. there is a rally at the courthouse addressing early voting follies. We had the first playground meeting and we emphasized safety. The fields to all schools will be open through the summer, weekends and holidays.
• Chappie -- Got an email today on the Warner Bayou ramps and seawall. It looks like the funds will be able to cover the work but it will be two months late. The fishing festival was an unbelievable success. Asked attorney Micky Palmer: "How is it going with the Bath Salts Bill? Should we step back or show we are serious?"
• County Attorney Micky Palmer -- A lot has passed since this hit my office, we are looking at other ordinances. The sheriff says he wants to wait and see and go with the state legislature. But we will forge ahead.
• Whitmore -- We should wait for the Sheriff. Do you guys want to move forward?
• Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator -- John Barnott (code enforcement) is worried about enforcement.
• Whitmore -- Then we should wait. Well I don't know if you guys know but Dan Toler died this weekend. He was in the Allman Brothers band, he and his brother. He was sick for a few years.
• Ed Hunzeker -- Just in: SWFWMD just okayed the Palmetto ball field. Construction should start March 11.