News Section: Local Government
Manatee County Commission Agenda Results: 10/8/2013
BRADENTON -- At Tuesday's meeting, members voted 6-1 to move forward in revising the code enforcement hearing process to utilize special magistrates in place of the code enforcement board. In other business, Kameron Hodgens was appointed to a three year position on the Children's Services Advisory Board. And finally Jeanne Watkins was awarded Employee of the Month. Watkins is retiring in January after 35 years. Coworkers say she is "irreplaceable."
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER (Larry Bustle, Chairman)
INVOCATION (The commission does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Changes to Agenda
Attachment: 20131008 Update Memo.pdf
Awards and Presentations
Proclamations (Motion required to adopt proclamations) -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: Mediation Week - 10.08.13.pdf
Attachment: Mental Illness Awareness Week - 10.08.13.pdf
Attachment: National Feral Cat Day - 10.08.13.pdf
Attachment: Feral Cat Facts.pdf
Attachment: Red Ribbon Week - 10.08.13.pdf
34. White Cane Day
Attachment: White Cane Day - 10.8.13.pdf
REQUEST BY COMMISSIONERS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda) -- Item # 24 is deferred to a later date
CITIZEN COMMENTS (Consent Agenda Items Only)
B. CONSENT AGENDA
Clerk of Circuit Court
Attachment: 2014 Meeting Schedule.pdf
Attachment: 2014 Agree Invoice 10758.pdf
Attachment: 2014 Fair License Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Sponsorship Inv 10760.pdf
Attachment: Resolution r-13-141.pdf
Attachment: SAMPLE AGREEMENT.pdf
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Attachment: Budget Amendment B-14-010.pdf
Attachment: Woodruff Agreement.pdf
Attachment: Change Order # 1 with bond rider.pdf
Attachment: B-13-075 Resolution_Narrative.pdf
Attachment: B-14-007 Resolution_Narrative.pdf
Attachment: Florida Dept of Corrections contract #WS889.pdf
Attachment: TBEP Agree 2013-2014.pdf
Attachment: Workplan 5.20.13.pdf
Parks and Recreation
24. Morgan Johnson Road Sidewalk Project CIP Project #6049761. Parcel 802 owned by Vivian D. Watts and Donna Watts, Permanent Sidewalk Easement located at 1412 57th Street East, Bradenton, Florida 34208.
Attachment: MJ Parcel 802 Watts Affidavit .pdf
Attachment: Morgan Johnson 802 Project Map .pdf
Attachment: University Groves West Attachments.pdf
Attachment: August 2013 ATT. A.pdf
Attachment: August 2013 ATT. C.pdf
Attachment: Surplus list 10-8-13.pdf
Attachment: Reconciliation list 10-8-13.pdf
APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
29. Motion to Approve Consent Agenda -- Approved, Unanimous
C. ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Att. Mark Barnebey spoke, asking the Commission if they could reconsider bringing the Thom Howze decision back for additional revisions. He said they would further reduce land, extend buffers and improve the plan. Barnebey said he didn't want his client to have to start the project over from the beginning, adding, "we want to work with the county."
County attorneys said that the application could not be revisited unless a commissioner from the winning side of the vote chose to reopen the item.
Attachment: CSAB Membership List 10 01 13.pdf
Attachment: Kameron Hodgens Application 2013.pdf-- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: Jackie Featherston Application 2013.pdf -- Withdrew from the list
Attachment: 2013 CSAB Member Conflict Declarations.pdf
Attachment: Application of Jay Heagerty.pdf
Attachment: CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP JH 10-13.pdf
Attachment: Letter to Board of Co Comm.pdf -- Approved, Unanimous
CIVIC CENTER AUTHORITY (Robin DiSabatino, Chairman)
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (Betsy Benac, Chairman)
PORT AUTHORITY (Carol Whitmore, Chairman)
D. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentations Upon Request)
Building and Development Services
32. Ordinance No. 13-36 - Relating to Code Enforcement -- Approved, 6 to 1, Gallen dissent (full story)
Attachment: Newspaper Ad.pdf
E. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentation Scheduled)
33. Commissioner Comments --
Whitmore -- Asked if the County attorney could look into the bus passes not being available? -Said she attended the Medical Examiner meeting, they assist in death investigation -- prepared the annual work load report. USF started it first, it's a four year program, 86 students singed up, their goals are going to be geared more around work force.
DiSabatino -- New Publix is opening on Lockwood Ridge Rd. Neal and Medallion are moving West. And I believe the Holiday Inn at SRQ is full service.
Chappie -- None
Gallen -- Solid waste is an issue, lower garbage rates, Hillsborough adopted automatic curbside pick-up. One other item, statement on legal service funding, would like to make a motion. Manasota provides indigent care pro-bono -- entire families with small chilldren; increase appropriations to Manasota and Gulf Coast Legal and United Way
Baugh -- I don't feel comfortable. I have been getting e mails on this. About not doing what they we're suppose to do.
Gallen - We shouldn't get involved in the day to day.
Bustle - the attorneys were fired by the director
DiSabatino - We should just do what we have been doing in the past.
Whitmore - consider withdrawing the motion until we find out more
Gallen - withdrew the motion to a later date.
Benac -- TBARTA -- meeting was about automated vehicles, they are not that far off. Florida is one of the few states that allow automated cars. All Aboard Florida is a private group interested in the rail from Orlando to Ft Lauderdale.
Baugh -- John H. Marble Pool & Spa, I met with a group that are looking for a location. We would like to see some outreach. Motion to keep the pool open one more year unit we can find something. -- Approved, Unanimous
Bustle -- Rate approval for high school athletics -- are the pools rated for competition? -- New Hampton Inn (pink palace) has no bar or restaurant, that bothers me, I don't know if we should get involved or not. Met with Rubonia assoc. these folks want the center to reopen. Will the school board turn it over to a group or non-profit? It is closed and no funds to reopen it. They are looking for any solution.
Ed Hunzeker -- (on the John Marvell pool) We need to inventory all of the pools, see what is available.
(on mechanical trash pick-up containers) - All of the companies offer the containers.
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