WATCH REPLAY: Brevard County Commission Votes 4-1 To Approve Revamping of Tourist Development Tax

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BREVARD COUNTY COMMISSION: Front Row, left to right – Vice-Chair Rita Pritchett, Chairman Curt Smith and Commissioner Kristine Isnardi. Back Row, left to right – Commissioner Jim Barfield and Commissioner John Tobia. (Brevard County image)

WATCH REPLAY: During a meeting on Tuesday in Viera, the Brevard County Commission voted 4-1 to approve the revamping of the Tourist Development Tax allocations, and green-light the five capital projects.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA –During a meeting on Tuesday in Viera, the Brevard County Commission voted 4-1 to approve the revamping of the Tourist Development Tax allocations, and green-light the five capital projects.

The Tourist Development Tax is projected to generate more than $14 million over the next year as beach improvement will receive 25 percent, capital facilities will get 14 percent, Brevard Zoo will get 5 percent and cultural events will receive 4 percent.

Commissioner John Tobia was the lone “no” vote. Voting in favor was Commission Chair Curt Smith, Commission Vice Chair Rita Pritchett, Commissioner Kristine Isnardi and Commissioner Jim Barfield.

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MEETING AGENDA

I. RESOLUTIONS, AWARDS, AND PRESENTATION (LESS THAN 5 MINUTES)

A. Resolution, Re: Recognizing Eagle Scout Noah Arthur Halavin for Obtaining Eagle Scout Rank (District 4)

B. Resolution, Re: Recognizing Eagle Scout Brad Butti for Obtaining Eagle Scout Rank (District 5)

C. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming October 6 – 12, 2017, as National Physician Assistants Week (District 4)

D. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming October 8 – 14, 2017, as Fire Prevention Week (District 4)

E. Resolution, Re: Recognizing October 2017, as Florida Native Plant Month in Brevard County (District 4)

*F. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming October 13 – 20, 2017, as Chamber of Commerce Week (District 2)

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I. RESOLUTIONS, AWARDS, AND PRESENTATION (CONTINUED)

*G. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming October 1 – 7, 2017, as National 4-H Week in Brevard County (District 2)

*H. Resolution, Re: Recognizing Marcia Booth for Her Volunteer Work and Contributions Within the County in the Area of Recycling, Environmental Education, and Care for the Environment (District 4)

*I. Resolution, Re: Proclaiming October 18, 2017, as International Propeller Club Day in Brevard County (District 2)

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

Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency

Mosquito Control

Natural Resources Management Department

1. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Grant Agreement No. 5112 and Indian River Lagoon Load Toxicity and Transfer with Marine Resources Council (MRC), Re: Groundwater Pollution Project; Engaging the Community in Solutions (Fiscal Impact: $1,000,000 Expense and Revenue)

2. Amendment to Interlocal Agreement with Partnering Municipalities, Re: Stormwater Outreach

*3. Change in Cost Share for Substitute Projects that Treat Stormwater, Re: Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project (Fiscal Impact $35,495)

North Brevard Economic Development Zone

Planning and Development Department

4. Binding Development Plan Approval, Re: Crisafulli Enterprises, Inc. (District 2)

5. Interlocal Agreement with City of Titusville, Re: County Provided Contractor Licensing, Regulation, and Enforcement Services (District 1)

6. Board Policy BCC-89, Flag Stem and Easement Review, Re: Sunset and Repeal

A. Development and Environmental Services Group (continued)

Public Works Department

7. Subordination of Utility Interests from Florida Power and Light (FP&L), Re: Two Easements (801 and 802) for a Sidewalk Along Wickham Road, Melbourne (District 4)

8. Acceptance, Re: Sanitary Sewer, Force Main, and Lift Station Easement (T-14 Lift Station) from Fieldstone at Suntree, Inc. (District 4)

9. Resolution and Release of Performance Bond, Re: Kerrington at Addison Village, Phase 2 Subdivision – The Viera Company (District 4)

10. Revised Resolution of Necessity, Re: Acquisition of Parcels for the St. Johns Heritage Parkway Project (Fiscal Impact: Funding Available) (District 5)

11. Contract for Sale and Purchase, Re: Acquisition of Parcel 106 (Crews Parcel) as Part of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway Project (Fiscal Impact: $450,594.00) (District 5)

12. Contract for Sale and Purchase, Re: Acquisition of Parcel 107 (Welchwood Parcel) as Part of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway Project (Fiscal Impact: $3,170,750.00) (District 5)

13. Contract for Purchase of Easements and Addendums from Six Property Owners, Re: Pace’s Landing Road Culvert Replacement Project (Fiscal Impact: $164,912.00) (District 1)

Solid Waste Management Department

Utility Services Department

Valkaria Airport

*14. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) #438500-1-94-01), Phase-2, Re: Construction of Aircraft Storage Hangar-F

B. Community Services Group

Fire Rescue

Housing and Human Services

B. Community Services Group (continued)

Library Services Department

Parks and Recreation Department

1. Amendment #4 to Agreement with AUE Staffing Solutions, Inc., Re: Expanding Current Background and Screening Services

Tourism Development

Transit Services Department

University of Florida; Brevard County Extension

C. Support Services Group

Budget

1. Approval, Re: Budget Change Request

Central Services

2. Amendment to Internal Auditing Services Agreement with RSM US LLP and Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC, Re: Renewal of Existing Agreement for One Year

3. Board Policy, Re: Reimbursement of Authorized Travelers’ Expenses Incurred During Performance of Official Capacity

4. Approval, Re: Permission to Issue Annual Supply Bids, Proposals and Request for Qualifications, and/or Negotiate Competitive Agreements (FY 2017/2018)

Communications/SCGTV

Emergency Management

5. Renewal of Existing Agreement with Replay, Re: Service Items of Equipment Related to the Hardware of the E911 System and Maintain the Software of the Digital Voice Logging System

6. Agreement with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Re: FY 2017/2018 State Homeland Security Grant Program of $31,501.00

7. Agreement with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Re: FY 2017/2018 Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Grant of $115,806.00

C. Support Services Group (continued)

8. Agreement with Florida Department of Emergency Management, Re: FY 2017/2018 Emergency Management Performance Grant of $145,857.00

Human Resources

Information Technology

D. Administrative Services Group

County Attorney

County Manager

*1. (Moved to V.A.)

Miscellaneous

*2. (Moved to V.F.2.)

3. Approval, Re: Requisition of One-Twelfth of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budgeted Funds at the First Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting in October 2017, and One-Sixth of the Budget in January 2018, and Equipment (Capital) Budget

4. Acknowledgement of Stipulated Judgment, Re: Cathleen Smiley v. Brevard County, Case No. 05-2000-CA-004291-XXXX-XX Local Claims Bill (SB 52: Relief of Cathleen Smiley by Brevard County)

5. Appointment/Reappointments, Re: Citizen Advisory Boards

6. Approval, Re: Billfolder

III. PUBLIC COMMENTS (30 minutes)

IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Resolution, Re: Petition to Vacate a 5.0 Foot Wide Public Utility and Drainage Easement – Finch Drive – Waterway Estates Fifth Addition – Adrienne Trent and Curtis Ferry (District 4) (Fiscal Impact: $640.00 Vacating Fee Paid by Petitioner)

B. Resolution, Re: Notice of Proposed Change to the Viera Development of Regional Impact (District 4)

C. Public Hearing, Re: Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Moratorium Prohibiting Any and All Medical Marijuana Dispensing Activities (First Reading)

D. Ordinance, Re: Changes to the Tourist Development Tax Budget Plan

E. Approval of Revisions, Re: Merit System Policy II, Pay Plan, and Merit System Policy VIII, Holidays

V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

*A. Interlocal Agreement with City of Satellite Beach and City of Satellite Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Re: Community Redevelopment Agency Guidelines

*B. Interlocal Agreement with City of Cocoa Beach and City of Cocoa Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Re: Community Redevelopment Agency Guidelines

*C. Interlocal Agreement with City of Melbourne and City of Melbourne Babcock Street Community Redevelopment Agency, Re: Community Redevelopment Agency Guidelines

VI. NEW BUSINESS

A. Development and Environmental Services Group

*1. (Moved to VI.F.3)

B. Community Services Group

1. Approval, Re: Tourism Community Development Plan Capital Projects

C. Support Services Group

D. County Attorney

E. County Manager

1. Payment of Award (EIP #416), Re: Employee Innovations Program

F. Miscellaneous

1. Citizen Request by Honest John’s Fish Camp, Re: Additional Right-of-Way

*2. Permission to Apply and Accept, Re: 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance – Local Solicitation

*3. Resolution and Amendment to Grant Agreement with Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Re: Transparency in Expenditure of County Funds (District 3)

*4. Citizen Request by Kevin R. Panik, Re: Status Report on County Routine Mowing Over Roadside Litter

*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, County Manager

B. Scott Knox, County Attorney

C. Rita Pritchett, District 1 Commissioner/Vice Chairwoman

D. Jim Barfield, District 2 Commissioner

E. John Tobia, District 3 Commissioner

F. Kristine Isnardi, District 5 Commissioner

G. Curt Smith, District 4 Commissioner/Chairman

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