District #1                            District #2                                District #3                                District #4                                    District #5

John E. Manning                 Cecil L Pendergrass                 Larry Kiker                               Tammy Hall                                 Frank Mann

                                                Chair                                          Vice Chair


Doug Meurer                                                                                                                             Andrea R. Fraser

Interim County Manager                                                                                                                               Interim County Attorney

March 12, 2013

 
 

 


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PLEASE NOTE:  The Board may take action in its capacity as the Port Authority or Government Leasing Corporation.

 

COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 2120 MAIN STREET, FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

9:30 AM

 

 
                                    

                         

                        Invocation:         

           

 

 

Invocation:  Pastor Wes Olds, Grace United Methodist Church of Cape Coral

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Ceremonial Presentations

 

Recap

 

Public Comment on the Consent and Administrative Agenda

 

                                Consent Agenda

·                     Items to be pulled for discussion by the Board

·                     Motion to approve balance of items

·                     Consideration of items pulled for discussion

 

Administrative Agenda

 

Public Hearings

 

Walk-ons and Carry-overs

 

                Commissioners' Items/Committee Appointments

 

County Manager Items

 

County Attorney Items

 

Public Presentation of Matters by Citizens

 

Adjourn


9:30 AM CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION

           

1.

Ceremonial presentation recognizing World Harmony Run. (#20130210-Commissioner Pendergrass)

 

2.

Ceremonial presentation recognizing Girl Scout Week. (#20130211-Commissioner Hall)

 


 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

2.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

3.

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN

 

4.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

5.

COUNTY LANDS

 

 

A)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

A) Approve a Resolution conveying the properties and real estate interests acquired for the Imperial Parkway Project to the City of Bonita Springs;

B) Authorize the Chair to execute the Resolution and County Deed;

C) Authorize payment of recording fees; and

D) Authorize the Division of County Lands to handle and accept all documentation necessary to complete the transaction. (#20130194-COUNTY LANDS)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund – Transportation Trust; Program – DOT Engineering; Project – Recording Fees.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Transfers the Imperial Parkway Right-of-Way to the City of Bonita Springs.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 

 

B)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

A) Accept Parcel 103-TCE (Access/Construction Easement Agreement) and Parcel 103-CCME (Perpetual Creek and Crossing Maintenance Easement), located at 19401 Meredith Road, for the Culvert Replacement Project No. 8596;

B) Authorize the payment of necessary costs and fees to close;

C) Authorize County Lands Staff to execute and accept all documentation necessary to complete this transaction. (#20130198-COUNTY LANDS)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund – Capital Improvement Fund; Program – Water Resources Projects; Project – Culvert Replacement.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Gives County right to enter property for the purpose of improving and maintaining flows in Popash Creek.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 

 

C)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

A) Accept  Parcel 104-TCE (Access/Construction Easement Agreement) and Parcel 104-CCME (Perpetual Creek and Crossing Maintenance Easement),  located at 19451 Meredith Road, for the Culvert Replacement Project No. 8596;

B) Authorize the payment of necessary costs and fees to close;

C) Authorize County Lands Staff to execute and accept all documentation necessary to complete this transaction. (#20130199-COUNTY LANDS)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund – Capital Improvement Fund; Program – Water Resources Projects; Project – Culvert Replacement

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Gives County right to enter property for the purpose of improving and maintaining flows in Popash Creek.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 


 

6.

HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

A)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

1.)  Approve and execute a contract to receive $1,749,542 from the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

2.)  Approve FY 2012-2013 budget amendment resolution for $1,749,542 LIHEAP funds. 

3.)  Authorize the Department of Human Services to hire one additional grant funded position as needed and approved by County Administration. (#20130192-HUMAN SERVICES)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund-Federal Grant through General Fund; Program-Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; Project; LIHEAP.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Provides $1,749,542 in grant funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for payment of utilities to eligible low-income Lee County residents.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 

7.

INDEPENDENT

 

8.

NATURAL RESOURCES/SOLID WASTE

 

9.

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

10.

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

11.

PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION

 

12.

TRANSPORTATION

 

 

A)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

1)  Award Project CN-12-15 ADA TRANSITION PLAN to Atkins North America, Inc. (an International Consultant with a local office of 22 employees) in the amount of $249,735.00.

2)  Authorize the DOT Director to approve a 10% contingency in the amount of $24,973.50, for a total approval amount of $274,708.50.

3)  Authorize Chair to execute Professional Service Agreement on behalf of the Board.

(#20130191-TRANSPORTATION)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund – Transportation Capital Improvement; Program – Major Maintenance; Program – Master Signal (Intersections).  The ranking of firms was approved September of 2012; funds were available in the FY 2011/12 CIP and have been carried over into the current FY 2012/13 CIP.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Provides a Consultant to develop an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan that focuses on Lee County maintained pedestrian and bicycle facilities in public rights-of-way on county maintained arterials and collectors with an emphasis on signalized intersections. 

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 


 

12.

TRANSPORTATION (Continued)

 

 

B)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

A)  Award project B-130176 NEW PASS BRIDGE SEAWALL REPAIR (BRIDGE #120022) to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder meeting all bid requirements, Quality Industries USA, Inc. (a local vendor), in the amount of $100,381.01 with a project completion of 120 calendar days.

B)   Authorize Chair to execute agreement upon receipt.

C)  Grant the Procurement Director the authority to act on behalf of the Board and proceed to the next qualified contractor in the event that the awarded contractor is unable to fully comply with the requirements of the solicitation or in the event of non-compliance. (#20130196-TRANSPORTATION)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fund – Transportation Capital Improvement; Program – Major Maintenance; Project – Master Bridge.

Funds are available in the FY 2012/13 Major Maintenance Program.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Provides a Contractor to repair the seawall at New Pass Bridge on Hickory Boulevard.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 

13.

UTILITIES

 

14.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

15.

HEARING EXAMINER

 

16.

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

 

 

A)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

Request Board approves disbursements. The check and wire registers can now be viewed on the Clerk's website, www.leeclerk.org by accessing the BoCC Minutes and Documents link. (#20130206-FINANCE)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

N/A.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Florida Statute Chapter 136.06(1) requires that all County disbursements be recorded in the Minutes of the Board.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Compliance with the requirements of FS 136.06(1).

 

 

B)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

Approve the Minutes for the following meetings of the Board of County Commissioners held during the week of February 25 thru March 1, 2013:  February 26, 2013 (Regular). (#20130207-MINUTES)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

N/A.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Approval of the Board Minutes, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approve.

 

17.

PORT AUTHORITY AND OTHER GOVERNING BOARDS

 


 

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENDA

 

1.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

 

 

A)

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

 

 

Approve selection of underwriters Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital Markets for the Tourist Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (Minnesota Twins). (#20130202-COUNTY MANAGER)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

Fees Paid from Bond Proceeds – Issuance Costs.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Provides underwriter selection for the Tourist Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 (Minnesota Twins).

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Approval.

 

2.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

3.

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN

 

4.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

5.

COUNTY LANDS

 

6.

HUMAN SERVICES

 

7.

INDEPENDENT

 

8.

NATURAL RESOURCES/SOLID WASTE

 

9.

PARKS AND RECREATION

 

10.

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

11.

PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION

 

12.

TRANSPORTATION

 

13.

UTILITIES

 

14.

COUNTY ATTORNEY

 

15.

HEARING EXAMINER

 

16.

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

 

17.

PORT AUTHORITY AND OTHER GOVERNING BOARDS

 


 

9:30 AM PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.

ACTION REQUESTED/PURPOSE:

Conduct public hearing to adopt an ordinance reducing the collection rate for Road, Parks and School Impact Fees for two years. (#20130216-COUNTY ATTORNEY)

 

FUNDING SOURCE:

 

N/A.

 

WHAT ACTION ACCOMPLISHES:

 

Allows public input on the proposed ordinance prior to Board vote on proposed legislation.

 

MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION:

 

Seeking Board direction.