WATCH: Brevard County Commission Considers Resolution Urging Congress To Block Puerto Rico As State

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Brevard County Commission will vote on a controversial resolution urging the U.S. Congress to block the admittance of Puerto Rico as the country’s 51st state.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Commission will vote on a controversial resolution urging the U.S. Congress to block the admittance of Puerto Rico as the country’s 51st state.

Commissioner John Tobia introduced the resolution, citing Puerto Rico’s $123 billion in debt and the burden that would place on U.S. taxpayers.

“To extend statehood to them now, as several members of Congress have already proposed, would be a catastrophe for all American taxpayers,” Tobia said.

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WATCH LIVE: Brevard County Commission Meeting For May 9, 2017 – See the full agenda below.

BREVARD COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING: July 11, 2017

5:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER

*INVOCATION BY: Pastor Steve Goodner, Rocket Town Church, Titusville (District 1)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Commissioner Curt Smith, District 4

*MINUTES FOR APPROVAL: April 25, 2017, May 9, 2017, and May 23, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes; April 27, 2017, May 9, 2017, and May 11, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes; and May 4, 2017 Zoning Meeting Minutes

I. RESOLUTIONS, AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming the Month of July 2017 as Parks and Recreation Month (District 4)

B. Resolution, Re: Requesting the United States Congress to Refrain from Extending Statehood to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (District 3)

*C. Resolution, Re: Recognizing Judge Majeed for His Service to the People of Brevard County; and Honoring Him on the Occasion of His Retirement (District 4)

II. CONSENT AGENDA (The entire Consent Agenda will be passed in one motion to include everything under Section II.)

A. Development and Environmental Services Group

Natural Resources Management Department

*1. Approval, Re: Mosquito Control Tentative Detailed Work Plan Budget for FY 2017-2018 (Districts 1-5)

Planning and Development

2. Final Plat and Contract Approval, Re: Kerrington at Addison Village, Phase 2 – The Viera Company (District 4)

3. Final Plat and Contract Approval, Re: Loren Cove at Addison Village, Phase 2 – The Viera Company (District 4)

4. Approval, Re: Disbursement of Educational Facilities Impact Fees (Districts 1-5)

5. Final Plat and Contract Approval, Re: Viera Town Center I – The Viera Company (District 4)

Public Works Department

6. Resolution, Contract for Sale and Purchase, and Specific Purpose Easement with Synergistic Satellite, Inc., Re: Additional Land Needed Related to Improvements to Lift Station S-07, and Relocation of a Gate Post (District 4) (Fiscal Impact: $3,400)

7. Interlocal Agreement with City of Melbourne, Re: Utility Deactivation and Installation at Pineda Causeway Overpass at FEC Crossing (District 4) (Fiscal Impact: Estimated $734,039.52 FDOT Grant Eligible Expense)

8. Resolution and Locally Funded Agreement Termination FM#436370-1-22-01 with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Re: PD&E Study for Washingtonia Drive Extension from St. Johns Heritage Parkway to Stadium Parkway (District 4) (Fiscal Impact: Deposit of $1,559,244 and Accrued Interest)

9. Assignment and Assumption of Landscaping and Improvement Agreement with The Viera Company and Arrivas District Association, Inc., Re: Arrivas Village and Rodina Drive Infrastructure Improvements (District 4)

II. CONSENT AGENDA (CONTINUED)

A. Development and Environmental Services Group (continued)

*10. Interlocal Agreement with City of Cocoa, Re: Utility Removal and Relocation within Cone Road Commercial Park, Merritt Island (District 2)

*11. Resolution and Interlocal Agreement with Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (MIRA), Re: Certifying a Valid Public Emergency and to Administer the MIRA Cone Road Sewer Project (District 2)

Solid Waste Management Department

Utility Services Department

Valkaria Airport

B. Community Services Group

Housing and Human Services

1. Reappointment, Re: Community Action Advisory Board (CAB)

Library Services Department

Parks and Recreation Department

Tourism

2. Approval, Re: Tourism Development Office (TDO) to Request Proposals for Beach Clean-Up Maintenance Services

Transit Services Department

3. Resolution, Grant Application, and Joint Participation Agreement with Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, Re: Trip and Equipment Grant (Fiscal Impact: $1,406,211 State Funds and $156,245 Match)

University of Florida; Brevard County Extension

II. CONSENT AGENDA (CONTINUED)

C. Public Safety and Support Services Group

Central Services

1. Resolution and Lease Agreement with Congressman Bill Posey, 8th District, Re: Office Space at the Brevard County Government Center North, Titusville, and Brevard County Government Center, Viera

2. Permission to Issue Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Negotiate a Competitive Agreement, Re: Architectural/Engineering/Design Services for a Replacement Emergency Operations Center

3. Request for Approval of Final Payment to Emergency Purchase Order #44500091744 to Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc., Re: Grinding and Screening of Yard Trash and Vegetative Waste at Sarno Landfill; and Request Permission for the County Attorney to File a Breach of Contract Against Jimmie Crowder Excavating & Landclearing, Inc.

Natural Resources Management Department

Emergency Management

4. Interlocal Agreement with Seminole County, Re: WebEOC Software

Fire Rescue

5. Approval to Accept Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award in the Amount of $798,525, Re: Installation of 35 Stryker Power Load Systems in the Department’s Ambulance Fleet

Human Resources

6. Labor Agreement with Brevard County Professional Firefighters Supervisory Unit, Local 2969, Re: Wage Reopener Negotiations

Information Technology

SCGTV

D. Administrative Services Group

Budget

1. Approval, Re: Budget Change Request(s)

II. CONSENT AGENDA (CONTINUED)

D. Administrative Services Group (continued)

2. Approval, Re: Administration and Collection Cost for Business Tax Receipts – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

3. Certification, Re: Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT) Percentages Allocations

4. Acknowledge Receipt, Re: FY 2018 Proposed Budget for Viera East Community Development District

5. Acknowledge Receipt, Re: FY 2016-2017 Merritt Island Public Library Tax District Board Semiannual Report

County Attorney

6. Resolution, Re: Approving Retrocession and Authorizing Staff to Work with Air Force in Developing Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Between the Air Force, Sheriff’s Office, and City of Palm Bay

7. Board Direction, Re: Town of Malabar’s Request that the County Convey its Interest in Lots 18-22 of J.J. Pollack’s Subdivision, Block 5

County Manager

8. Acceptance and Approval, Re: Asset Management Cycle Audit Report and the Public Works-Project Management/Scheduling Audit Report

9. Clarification of Board Direction, Re: Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency (MIRA) (District 2)

Miscellaneous

10. Acknowledge Application of CareerSource Brevard (CSB), Re: Subsequent Local Workforce Development Area (LWDB) Designation

11. Appointments/Reappointments, Re: Citizen Advisory Boards

12. Approval, Re: Billfolder

*13. Acknowledge, Re: Brevard County Annual Financial Audits Report for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2016

III. PUBLIC COMMENTS (30 minutes)

IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Resolution, Re: Petition to Vacate a 6.00 Foot Wide Public Utility Easement – Draco Drive – Barefoot Bay Unit Two, Part Eleven, Barefoot Bay – Jessie Chikalla (District 3) (Fiscal Impact: Petitioner Paid $640 Vacating Application Fee)

B. Resolution, Re: Petition to Vacate Part of the 50.00 Foot Wide Public Right-of-Way of Elmo Street – Unrecorded Plat of Shepard’s Clear Lake Village, Cocoa – Erica Mitchell (District 2) (Fiscal Impact: Petitioner Paid $640 Vacating Application Fee)

C. Resolution, Re: Petition to Vacate Part of a 6.00 Foot Wide Public Utility Easement – Pinewood Boulevard – Barefoot Bay Unit Two, Part Twelve, Barefoot Bay – Fred Wojtuniak (District 3) (Fiscal Impact: Petitioner Paid $640 Vacating Application Fee)

D. Resolution, Re: Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) Hearing for Capital Trust Agency Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds (Viera Charter Schools, Inc. Project), Series 2017 (“the Bonds”)

E. Public Hearing, Re: FY 2017-2018 Brevard County Home Consortium Consolidated One-Year Action Plan

*F. Resolution and Ordinance, Re: Amendment of Fee Schedule for Right-of-Way/Easement Applications and Permits, and Implementing the Local Governing Authority Provided in the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act (HB 687)

G. Resolution, Re: Petition to Vacate Two 15.00 Foot Wide Public Utility and Drainage Easement – Independence Avenue – Indian River Colony Club P.U.D. Phase 1, Unit 2, Melbourne – Tina Revers, Dale Bottom, Elaine McAuliffe and Jeanne Aman, Tr. (District 3) (Fiscal Impact: Petitioner Paid $640 Vacating Application Fee)

*H. Ordinance, Re: Amendment to Chapter 2 Administration, Article VIII – Surplus Real Property and Modular Structures Transactions

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

*A. Board Consideration, Re: Option for Solid Waste Collection Assessment Rates for Purposes of Sending Mandatory Letter to Homeowners, Advertising, and Having Public Hearing Regarding the Same in August 2017

*B. Board Direction, Re: Medical Marijuana Ordinance

VI. NEW BUSINESS

A. Development and Environmental Services Group

1. Waiver Request, Re: Sidewalk, Roadway Width, and Backing Onto Public Right-of-Way – Flores Del La Costa – Allen Engineering, Inc. (District 2)

B. Community Services Group

C. Public Safety and Support Services Group

D. County Attorney

E. County Manager

F. Miscellaneous

1. Board Consideration, Re: County Manager Position (District 3)

2. Citizen Request by Bruce E. Stevenson, Re: Illegal and Unauthorized PVC Pipes in County Rights-of-Way by AT&T

*3. Resolution, Re: Seeking Recoupment of County Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Payments Used to Pay a Salary to a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Commissioner, and Revocation of Authority (District 3)

*4. Board Consideration, Re: Include Authority to Conduct Internal Audits in Negotiations with Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) (District 3)

*5. (Deleted)

VII. PUBLIC COMMENTS (Comments may not address subsequent Agenda Items. Speakers are allowed 3 minutes.)

VIII. BOARD REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS (MORE THAN 5 MINUTES)

A. Frank Abbate, Interim County Manager

B. Scott Knox, County Attorney

C. Jim Barfield, District 2 Commissioner

VIII. BOARD REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS (CONTINUED)

D. John Tobia, District 3 Commissioner

E. Kristine Isnardi, District 5 Commissioner

F. Rita Pritchett, District 1 Commissioner/Vice Chairwoman

G. Curt Smith, District 4 Commissioner/Chairman

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