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AGENDA
Board of County Commissioners
Regular Meeting – September 3, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building – First Floor
 
             
1.   Call to Order.

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The Board of County Commissioners allows any person to speak regarding an item on the Agenda. The speaker is limited to three (3) minutes, unless otherwise determined by the Chairman, to allow sufficient time for all speakers. Speakers shall refrain from abusive or profane remarks, disruptive outbursts, protests, or other conduct which interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting. Upon completion of the Public comment period, discussion is limited to Board members and questions raised by the Board.
 
2.   Invocation – Commissioner Underhill.
 
3.   Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
 
4.   Are there any items to be added to the agenda?

Recommendation: That the Board adopt the agenda as prepared (or duly amended).
 
5.   Commissioners’ Forum.
 
6. 18442   Proclamations.

Recommendation: That the Board take the following action:

A. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Paul Tauscher, a Maintenance Technician in the Parks and Recreation Department, on his selection as the "Employee of the Month" for September 2020;

B. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating David Stevens on his retirement and outstanding record of service to the public and expressing appreciation for 35 years of faithful and dedicated service to the citizens of Escambia County and the State of Florida;

C. Adopt the Proclamation commending and honoring Ms. Destany McKim for her acts of courage and heroism while saving lives, and wishing her much success in her future endeavors;

D. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Abigail Bray-Crews with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

E. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Alan Bray-Crews with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

F. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Gracie Meredith with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

G. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Tucker Padgett with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

H. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Hannah Thorne with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

I. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Jessica Conti with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

J. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Ethan Thorne with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

K. Adopt the Proclamation commending and congratulating Chad Sasser with the Escambia County 4-H Meat Judging Teams on winning the 2020 Florida 4-H State Meat Judging Contests and representing Escambia County to the highest degree;

L. Adopt the Proclamation proclaiming the week of September 7 - September 13, 2020, as "National Patriotism Week", and urging all citizens to join with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in expressing gratitude for the privilege of American Citizenship;

M. Ratify the Proclamation dated August 10, 2020, commending and honoring the life of Reverend Dr. Michael J. Johnson, and extending heartfelt condolences and well wishes to his family and friends; and

N. Ratify the Proclamation dated August 10, 2020, commending and congratulating Mr. Albert "Al" Vinson Martin on his prestigious career, his numerous recordings and achievements, and wishing him much success with his new book, "Al's Ten Fingers; He used them to play music", recently released on Amazon.
 
7.   Did the Clerk’s Office receive the proofs of publication for the Public Hearing(s) on the agenda and the Board’s Weekly Meeting Schedule?

Recommendation: That the Board waive the reading of the legal advertisement(s) and accept, for filing with the Board’s Minutes, the certified affidavit(s) establishing proof of publication for the Public Hearing(s) on the agenda, and the Board of County Commissioners – Escambia County, Florida, Meeting Schedule.
 
8. 18425   5:31 p.m. Public Hearing for consideration of the Petition to Vacate a Portion of the Alleyway Located in Block "D" of Kupfrian Park (0.05 acres, more or less), as petitioned by Joel Knight.

Recommendation: That the Board take the following action concerning the Petition to Vacate a Portion of the Alleyway Located in Block "D" of Kupfrian Park (0.05 acres, more or less), as petitioned by Joel Knight:

A. Approve the Petition to Vacate a Portion of the Alleyway Located in Block "D" of Kupfrian Park (0.05 acres, more or less), as petitioned by Joel Knight;

B. Accept the Hold/Harmless Agreement;

C. Adopt the Resolution to Vacate; and

D. Authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to accept the documents as of the day of delivery of the documents to the Chairman or Vice Chairman, and authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to execute them at that time.

The real property mentioned in this Petition to Vacate is located in Commission District 3.
 
9. 18426  
5:32 p.m. Public Hearing for consideration of the Petition to Vacate the Alleyway located in Block 28 of Englewood Heights (0.14 acres, more or less), as petitioned by The School District of Escambia County, represented by its Agent, Nicholas King, P.E.

Recommendation: That the Board take the following action concerning the Petition to Vacate the Alleyway located in Block 28 of Englewood Heights (0.14 acres, more or less), as petitioned by The School District of Escambia County, represented by its Agent, Nicholas King, P.E.:

A. Approve the Petition to Vacate the Alleyway located in Block 28 of Englewood Heights (0.14 acres, more or less), as petitioned by The School District of Escambia County, represented by its Agent, Nicholas King, P.E.;

B. Accept the Hold/Harmless Agreement;

C. Adopt the Resolution to Vacate; and

D. Authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to accept the documents as of the day of delivery of the documents to the Chairman or Vice Chairman, and authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to execute them at that time.

The subject property is located in Commission District 3.
 
10. 18401   5:33 p.m. Public Hearing Concerning the Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for the Navy Federal Credit Union Expansion.

Recommendation: That the Board adopt an Ordinance to establish an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (EDATE) for the Navy Federal Credit Union Expansion.
 
11.   Reports:
 
 
 
 
CLERK & COMPTROLLER'S REPORT
 
Backup Not Included With The Clerk's Report Is Available For Review In
The Office Of The Clerk To The Board
Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, Suite 110
 
  I.  Consent Agenda
 
1. 18479   Recommendation Concerning Acceptance of the July 31, 2020, Investment Report.

That the Board accept, for filing with the Board’s Minutes, the Investment Portfolio Summary Report for the month ended July 31, 2020, as required by Ordinance Number 95-13. On July 31, 2020, the portfolio market value was $325,060,880 and portfolio earnings totaled $444,774 for the month. The short term portfolio achieved a yield of 0.85%. The long-term CORE portfolio achieved a yield of 0.23%.
 
2. 18503   Recommendation Concerning Acceptance of a Document for Filing with the Board's Minutes

That the Board accept, for filing with the Board's Minutes, the Residential Rehab Grant Program Cancellation of Lien between the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and Wanda Woods and Freddie L. Woods for 6214 Vicksburg Drive, Pensacola, FL, 32503, recorded in Official Records Book 8356, Page 1154, as the indebtedness has been paid in full.
 
3. 18504   Recommendation Concerning Minutes and Reports Prepared by the Clerk to the Board's Office

That the Board take the following action concerning Minutes and Reports prepared by the Clerk to the Board's Office:

A. Accept, for filing with the Board's Minutes, the Report of the Gary Sansing Public Forum held August 20, 2020; and

B. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held August 20, 2020.
 
 
GROWTH MANAGEMENT REPORT
 
  I.   Public Hearing
 
1. 18481   5:45 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending LDC Chapter 4 Regarding Recreational Vehicles

That the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) take the following action:

A. Review and adopt Option A Ordinance as recommended by the Planning Board to (1) make RV use as living quarters available throughout the county in zoning districts that allow manufactured homes and (2) allow other RV use outside of MH parks, campgrounds, and RV parks for up to 30 days in a calendar year rather than the current 14;

OR

B. Review and adopt Option B Ordinance that was the draft that went to the Planning Board that allowed RV use in commissioner District 5 where the zoning allowed manufactured homes, and otherwise limited RV use outside of MH parks, campgrounds, and RV parks to 14 days in a calendar year (what is currently allowed).
 
2. 18482   5:46 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 3, Section 3.04 Definitions; OBJ FLU 1.3, FLU Map Designations and FLU 3.1 Rural Development

That the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) review and transmit to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), an Ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan: amending Chapter 3, Section 3.04, Definitions; amending OBJ FLU 1.3 Future Land Use Map designations; and amending OBJ FLU 3.1 Rural Development.

This serves as the first of two required public hearings.
 
3. 18483   5:47 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 3, Sections 3-1.3, 3-2.2, and 3-2.3

That the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) review and adopt an Ordinance amending the Land Development Code (LDC) Chapter 3, Section 3-1.3 “Zoning and Future Land Use,” Subsection (G) “Future Land Use Designations,” and Subsection (I) “Zoning Implementation of FLU,” to add the Future Land Use Category of Agriculture Residential; amending Sections 3-2.2 “Agricultural District (AGR),” and 3-2.3 “Rural Residential district (RR)” to provide for AGR and RR Zoning districts in the AR Future Land Use category.
 
 
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT
 
  I.   Technical/Public Service Consent Agenda
 
1. 18420   Recommendation Concerning the Request for Disposition of Property for the Office of the Clerk of Court and Comptroller - Pam Childers, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

That the Board approve the two Request for Disposition of Property Forms for the Office of the Clerk of Court and Comptroller, for property which is to be auctioned or properly disposed of, all which is described and listed on the Forms with the Agency and reason stated.
 
2. 18445   Recommendation Concerning the Request for Disposition of Property Form for the Public Safety Department - Jason Rogers, Public Safety Department Director

That the Board approve the Request for Disposition of Property Form for the Public Safety Department, for property which is described and listed on the Form, with reason for disposition stated. The listed items have been found to be of no further usefulness to the County; thus, it is requested that they be auctioned as surplus or disposed of properly.
 
3. 18474   Recommendation Concerning Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes, August 6, 2020 - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board accept for filing with the Board's Minutes, the August 6, 2020, Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) Meeting Minutes, prepared by Sherry Duffey, CRA Development Program Manager.
 
  II.  Budget/Finance Consent Agenda
 
1. 17009   Recommendation Concerning the Community Development Block Grant Agreement with the Escambia County Human Relations Commission - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Community Development Block Grant Agreement with the Escambia County Human Relations Commission:

A. Approve the Community Development Block Grant Agreement with the Escambia County Human Relations Commission (HRC), in the amount of $48,680.67, to provide for fair housing services through September 2021, subject to Legal review and sign-off; and

B. Authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to execute the Agreement and related documents required to implement the program.

AGREEMENT TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER.
Vendor/Agency Funding Amount Contract
Escambia County Human Relations Commission Fund 129/2018 CDBG, Cost Center 370232 $48,680.67 N/A
 
2. 18480   Recommendation Concerning the Contract Award for SHIP Housing Rehabilitation Services for 204 Tower Drive - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Contract Award for State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program Housing Rehabilitation Services for 204 Tower Drive:

A. Authorize the County Administrator to sign the SHIP Housing Rehabilitation Services Program Agreement between Escambia County, Florida; David H. Griffin Enterprises, LLC, Contractor; and Rochelle McCall, Owner; per the terms and conditions of NED S-R-2020-18, NED SHIP Housing Repair for 204 Tower Drive, for a bid of $32,750; and

B. Authorize the issuance of a Purchase Order.

Vendor/Contractor Funding Amount Contract Number
David H. Griffin Enterprises, LLC Fund 120/2019 SHIP, Cost Center 370206 $30,000 NED-S-R-2020-18
Fund 124/Affordable Housing, Cost Center 370290 $2750
 
3. 18475   Recommendation Concerning Residential Roof Program Funding and Lien Agreements - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board ratify the following September 3, 2020, action of the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County, acting in its capacity as the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), concerning the Residential Roof Program Funding and Lien Agreements:

A. Approving the Residential Roof Program Funding and Lien Agreements between Escambia County CRA and Property Owners; and

Property Owner Address Fund Cost Center Improvement Amount
Ella Mae Walker 1127 West Maxwell Street 151 Englewood CRA-370117 Roof Replacement $8,711
Stephanie Neal 707 Loire Way 151 Palafox CRA - 370115 Roof Replacement $13,764.50

B. Authorizing the Chairman to sign the Funding and Lien Agreements and any related documents necessary to implement the Grant awards.
 
4. 18491   Recommendation Concerning Residential Rehab Grant Program Funding and Lien Agreements - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Residential Rehab Grant Program Funding and Lien Agreements:

A. Approve the Residential Rehab Grant Program Funding and Lien Agreements between Escambia County CRA and Property Owner; and

Property Owner Address Fund Cost Center Improvement Amount
Jose' Carlos Reyes 1306 Wisteria Avenue 151 Barrancas-370116 Replacement Windows $1,980

B. Authorize the Chairman to sign the Funding and Lien Agreements and any related documents necessary to implement the Grant awards.
 
5. 18508   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #184, Fiscal Year 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Grant - Sharon Harrell, Interim Budget Manager, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #184, Other Grants and Projects Fund (110), in the amount of $125,841, to recognize the Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the Escambia County Sheriff's Department to support bike patrol activities in the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget.

Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
110 Other Grants & Projects 331299 (new) JAG#2018-DJBX-0746 125,841
Total $125,841

Fund Number Cost Ctr No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
110 540202 (new) JAG#2018-DJBX-0746 58101 Aids to Governmental Agencies 125,841
Total $125,841
 
6. 18398   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #188 - Appropriation for Local Agency Program Agreement for Perdido Key Drive Multi-Use Path, Western Section, Joy Jones, P.E., Engineering Department Director - Sharon Harrell, Interim Budget Manager, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #188, Local Option Sales Tax Fund IV (353), in the amount of $1,768,953, to recognize proceeds from a State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program Agreement (LAP), and to appropriate these funds for construction, and Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the Perdido Key Drive Multi-Use Path, western section.

Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
353 LOST IV 334500 (new) LAP-Perdido Key Multi-Use Path $1,768,953
Total $1,768,953
Fund Number Cost Center No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
353 210132 (new) PK Multi-Use Path LAP 56301 Improvements Other than Buildings $1,768,953
Total $1,768,953
 
7. 18451  
Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #191, Sheriff's Department, Henrique Dias, Chief Financial Officer - Amber McClure, Chief Budget Officer, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving the Supplemental Budget Amendment #191, General Fund (001), in the amount of $24,722, to recognize the Sheriff's off-duty officer, miscellaneous reimbursements/fees, auto repairs, auto insurance, public records and investigative costs, and to appropriate these funds back into the Sheriff's Administrative Budget, to offset operational expenses associated with providing law enforcement services in Escambia County.
Fund Number Fund Name Account Name Account Code Amount
001 General Fund Misc. Sheriff Fees 369939 $ 7,200
001 General Fund Investigative Costs 341525 $ 271
001 General Fund
Reimbursements/EDE
369401
$17,251
TOTAL
$24,722
Fund Number Fund Name Cost Center Code Title Account Code/Title Amount
001
General Fund
540101/Administration
59703/Operating Exp.
$24,722
TOTAL $24,722
 
8. 18444   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #200, Law Enforcement Trust Fund, Henrique Dias, Sheriff's Department Chief Finance Officer - Amber McClure, Chief Budget Officer, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #200, Law Enforcement Trust Fund (121), in the amount of $40,000, to recognize additional revenues from various law enforcement activities, and to appropriate these funds into the Sheriff's Law Enforcement Trust (LET) Fund Budget, pursuant to Florida Statute 932.7055, to pay vouchers submitted for payment to various outside agencies and related Law Enforcement activities for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2019/2020.
Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
121 Law Enforcement Trust Fund 359005 Law Enforcement Trust 40,000
Total $40,000
Fund Number Cost Ctr No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
121 540103 Law Enforcement Trust 58201 Aids to Private Organizations 40,000
Total $40,000
 
9. 18452   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #203, 2020 FTA Grant FL-2020-052-00, Tonya Ellis, Mass Transit Department Director - Amber McClure, Chief Budget Officer, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #203, Mass Transit Fund (104) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Projects Fund, in the amount of $207,445, to recognize the difference between what was budgeted in the current year and the amount of the actual award for FTA Grant FL-2020-052-00, and to appropriate these funds for operating and capital expenses as indicated below.
Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
104 Mass Transit Fund 331483 FTA Operating Assistance (156,231)
104 331440 FTA Preventive Maintenance 43,171
104 331441 ADA Capital Costs 17,904
320 FTA Capital Projects Fund 331488 (new) 2020 FTA FL-2020-052-00 302,601
Total $207,445
Fund Number Cost Ctr No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
104 320401 Mass Transit Operations 51201 Salaries (156,231)
104 320407 Mass Transit Fleet Maint 54606 Preventive Maintenance 43,171
104 320406 Paratransit Services 53405 ADA Paratransit Costs 17,904
320 211244 (new) 2020 FTA FL-2020-052-00 53101 Professional Services 200,000
320 211244 (new) 2020 FTA FL-2020-052-00 56301 Improvements other than Bldgs 36,487
320 211244 (new) 2020 FTA FL-2020-052-00 58101 Aids to Gov't Agencies 66,114
Total $207,445
 
10. 18461   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #204, Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program, Chips Kirschenfeld, Deputy County Administrator, Natural Resource Management - Amber McClure, Chief Budget Officer, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #204, General Fund (001) and Gulf Coast Restoration Fund (118), in the amount of $15,000, to recognize the transfer of reserves to Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program, a conduit of Escambia County, and to appropriate these funds to support the Estuary Program.
Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
118 Gulf Coast Restoration Fund 381001 Transfer from F-001 15,000
Total $15,000
Fund Number Cost Ctr No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
001 110215 Non-Departmental Transfers 59129 (new) Transfer to Fund 118 15,000
001 220100 Natural Resources Mgmt Admin 59801 Reserves (15,000)
118 222009 (new) P&P Bays Estuary Program 53401 Other Contractual Services 15,000
Total $15,000
 
11. 18464   Recommendation Concerning Supplemental Budget Amendment #205, Fiscal Year 2019 Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards, Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Grant, William R, Powell, Director of Corrections - Amber McClure, Chief Budget Officer, Management and Budget Services

That the Board adopt the Resolution approving Supplemental Budget Amendment #205, Jail Commissary Fund (111) and the General Fund (001), in the amount of $221,016, to recognize the Fiscal Year 2019 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards, Protecting Inmates and Safeguarding Communities Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and to appropriate these funds to assist in expanding the implementation of PREA Standards while supporting DOJ's critical goals of reducing crime, enhancing public safety, and providing vital services to crime victims. Most notably, the Grant award will increase the department's capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse in the Escambia County Jail.

The full amount allocated to this initiative will be $168,516 awarded from the Grant, along with $168,516 in matching funds, over a two-year period would consist of salaries for the current staff members totaling $116,016 (Fund 001) and equipment totaling $52,500 (Fund 111), which will come from already approved and existing departmental funds.
Fund Number Fund Name Revenue Code Revenue Title Amount
001 General Fund New DOJ PREA Grant 168,516
001 General Fund 381111 (new) Transfer from F-111 52,500
Total $221,016
Fund Number Cost Ctr No. Cost Center Title Account Code Account Title Amount
001 290412 (new) DOJ PREA Grant 51201 Salaries 146,423
001 52101 FICA 11,200
001 52201 Retirement Contributions 34,800
001 52301 Life & Health 20,000
001 52401 Workers Compensation 19,609
001 56401 Machinery & Equipment 100,000
001 54701 Printing & Binding 5,000
111 290406 Jail Commissary 59801 Reserves (52,500)
111 290406 Jail Commissary 59101 Transfers (new) 52,500
001 290401 Detention 51201 Salaries (73,212)
001 52101 FICA (5,600)
001 52201 Retirement Contributions (17,400)
001 52301 Life & Health Insurance (10,000)
001 52401 Workers Compensation (9,804)
Total $221,016
 
12. 18396   Recommendation Concerning Acceptance of Two Drainage Easements for the Robinson Street Dirt Road Paving and Drainage Improvements Project - Cassie Boatwright, Facilities Management Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the acceptance of two Drainage Easements for the Robinson Street Dirt Road Paving and Drainage Improvement Project:

A. Accept the donation of two Drainage Easements located in Saverna Park Subdivision for the Robinson Street Dirt Road Paving and Drainage Improvement Project;

Property Owner Parcel Reference Number
William Chester Barnett, II 10-1N-31-2400-005-008
David Glenn Eaton and Lauren M. Broxson Eaton 10-1N-31-2400-006-008

B. Authorize the payment of documentary stamps considering the property is being donated for governmental use for drainage improvements, and the County benefits from the acceptance of this property, which enhances the safety and well-being of the citizens of Escambia County;

C. Authorize the payment of incidental expenditures associated with the recording of documents; and

D. Authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to accept the Easements, as of the day of delivery of the Easements to the Chairman or Vice Chairman, and authorize the Chairman or Vice Chairman to acknowledge the Board's acceptance at that time.

[Funding: Funds for incidental expenses associated with the recording of documents are available in an Engineering Escrow Account accessed by the Escambia County Clerk's Office]

This property is located in Commission District 5.
 
13. 18313   Recommendation Concerning the Florida Department of Transportation Local Agency Program Agreement for Construction and for Construction, Engineering, and Inspection Services for the Perdido Key Multi-Use Path, Western Phase - Joy Jones, P.E., Engineering Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) Agreement between the State of Florida Department of Transportation and Escambia County, for Construction and for Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services for the Perdido Key Drive Multi-Use Path from the Alabama State Line to the Western Entrance to Perdido Key State Park:

A. Approve and authorize the Chairman to sign the LAP Agreement between FDOT and Escambia County for Construction and for Construction, Engineering and Inspection (CEI) Services for the Perdido Key Drive Multi-Use Path from the Alabama State Line to the Western Entrance to Perdido Key State Park, in the amount of $1,768,953, which will be reimbursed to the County;

B. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Chairman to sign the LAP Agreement; and

C. Authorize the Chairman to execute, subject to Legal review and sign-off, any subsequent Agreements and program-related documents for this project that do not alter the finite terms of funding amounts or budgets.

Perdido Key Drive is located in Commission District 2.
 
14. 17690   Recommendation Concerning the Reallocation of Capital Improvement Program Funds for the Perdido Key Drive and Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvement Project - Joy Jones, P.E., Engineering Department Director

That the Board approve the reallocation of funds from Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) IV District 2 Discretionary funds, in the amount of $125,308, for the Perdido Key Drive and Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvement Project.

Fund Cost Center Project Name Amount
Fund 353, LOST IV
District 2 Discretionary Funds
110102 Perdido Key Drive at Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvement Project $125,308
 
15. 18422   Recommendation Concerning PD 19-20.009, State and Federal Tax Credit Incentives Broker/Consulting - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Director through Paul Nobles, Manager of Purchasing, Office of Purchasing

That the Board take the following action concerning PD 19-20.009, State and Federal Tax Credits Incentives Broker/Consulting:


A. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Agreement for Broker/Consulting Services (PD 19-20.009) to retain Clocktower Tax Credits, LLC for the purpose of brokering a sale of the County’s Brownfield Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credits; and

B. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the Purchase Agreement/Contract to sell to RELX U.S. Holdings, Inc., for the Brownfields Voluntary Tax Credit Certificates.
Vender / Contractor Funding Amount Contract Number
Clocktower Tax Credits LLC. Fund 129, CDBG Entitlement $309,726.89 (Will be received by Escambia County) PD 19-20.009

NON-ADA COMPLIANT DOCUMENTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER:
  • Clocktower Submittal
  • Bid Summary
 
16. 18366   Recommendation Concerning Perdido Key Drive at Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvements - Joy Jones, P.E., Engineering Department Director, through Paul Nobles, Purchasing Manager, Office Of Purchasing

That the Board approve and authorize the County Administrator to sign the Agreement between Escambia County, Florida and Atkins North America, LLC, per the terms and conditions of PD 19-20.022, Perdido Key Drive at Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvements, in the amount of $125,308.

Vender / Contractor
Funding
Amount
Contract Number
Atkins North America, LLC
Fund Name: LOST IV
Fund Number: 353
Cost Center: 110102
Object Code: 56301
$125,308
PD 19-20.022

A Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) for PD 19-20.022, Perdido Key Drive at Johnson Beach Road Intersection Improvements, was publicly noticed to 96 unique firms via Vendor Registry on January 24, 2020. The solicitation was viewed by 33 firms. Proposals were received from four firms on February 7, 2020.

Non-ADA COMPLIANT DOCUMENTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER:
  • RFP Response from Atkins North America, LLC
 
17. 18477   Recommendation Concerning the Award of a Purchase Order for One 2021 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4X4 XL (Model X1E) for the Natural Resources Management Department - Tim Day, Senior Manager, Natural Resources Management and Paul Nobles, Purchasing Manager, Office of Purchasing

That the Board take the following action:

A. Authorize the use of the Florida Sheriff's Association Cooperative Purchasing Agreement FSA 19-VEL27.0; and

B. Award and authorize the County Administrator to sign a Purchase Order, in excess of $25,000, for One 2021 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4X4 XL (Model X1E) for Natural Resources Management Department, to Duval Ford, LLC, in the amount of $29,792.

Vendor Funding Amount Contract
Duval Ford, LLC Fund 18, Tourist Promotion Fund;
Cost Center 220805, 4th Cent Marine Recreation;
Object Code 56401, Machinery & Equipment
$29,792 Florida Sheriff's Association FSA 19-VEL27.0

NON-ADA-COMPLIANT DOCUMENTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER:
  • Quote from Duval Ford, LLC, with FSA Contract Information
 
18. 18427   Recommendation Concerning the Award of a Purchase Order for Five 2021 Ford Explorers (Model K7B) for Code Enforcement - Tim Day, Senior Manager, Natural Resources Management Through Paul Nobles, Purchasing Manager, Office of Purchasing

That the Board take the following action:

A. Authorize the use of the Florida Sheriff's Association Cooperative Purchasing Agreement FSA 19-VEL27.0; and

B. Award and authorize the County Administrator to sign a Purchase Order, in excess of $25,000, for Five 2021 Ford Explorers (Model K7B) to Bozard Ford Co., in the total amount of $132,335 ($26,467 each).

Vendor Funding Amount Contract
Bozard Ford Co. Fund 103, Code Enforcement Fund;
Cost Center 220110, Environmental Code Enforcement;
Object Code 56401, Machinery & Equipment
$132,335 Florida Sheriff's Association
FSA 19-VEL27.0

NON-ADA-COMPLIANT DOCUMENTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER:
  • Quote from Bozard Ford Co.
 
19. 18486   Recommendation Concerning On-Site Employee Health Clinic - Jana Still, Human Resources Department Director

That the Board takes the following action concerning the On-Site Employee Health Clinic:

A. Approve the Amendment to the present Contract with Concentra Health Services, Inc., for the On-Site Employee Health Clinic to extend the Contract until October 31, 2020; and

B. Authorize the County Administrator to sign the Amendment with Concentra Health Services.

[Funding Source: 501, Internal Service Fund]
 
20. 18488   Recommendation Concerning Group Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance (PD 15-16.042) - Jana Still, Human Resources Department Director

That the Board take the following actions concerning Group Life & AD&D and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance (PD 15-16.042):

A. Approve a one-year extension with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for Group Life & AD&D and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance until December 31, 2021, as the rates will remain the same at $.081 per thousand dollars of coverage for basic life, and $.0185 per thousand dollars for AD&D coverage. These rates will continue to save the employees approximately $8,500 in Long-Term Disability premiums and the County approximately $20,436 in premiums for group life and AD&D insurance;

B. Approve Amendment 2 that grandfathered all employee elections prior to April 1, 2020; and

C. Authorize the County Administrator to sign the Lincoln National Life Insurance Amendment.
 
  III. For Discussion
 
1. 18500   Recommendation Concerning the OLF-8 Task 1 Update - Janice P. Gilley, County Administrator

That the Board receive the presentation from DPZ concerning the former Navy Outlying Landing Field Eight (OLF-8) Master plan update and discuss next steps.
 
2. 18191   Recommendation Concerning Local Government Contribution for SAIL Housing Tax Credit Applications through Florida Housing Finance Corporation - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board take the following action concerning the Local Government Contribution for SAIL Housing Tax Credit Applications through Florida Housing Finance Corporation:

A. Support the provision of a minimum local government contribution, in the amount of $37,500, for multi-family developments applying for State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL) financing through Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) under RFA 2020-205;

B. Approve the local Application Form and timelines, to include some flexibilities as needed regarding local community meetings due to COVID-19; and

C. Support the provision of an additional $100,000 for developments providing two units set aside for extremely low income homeless or special needs households.

[Funding: Fund 120/SHIP and/or Fund 124/Affordable Housing]
 
3. 18476   Recommendation Concerning the Acquisition of Real Property Located at 4313 Erress Boulevard for the Erress Boulevard and Diego Circle Blight Reduction Project - Clara Long, Neighborhood & Human Services Department Director

That the Board ratify the following September 3, 2020, action of the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County, acting in its capacity as the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), either approve, by super majority vote, or deny the following action:

A. Authorizing the purchase of real property located at 4313 Erress Boulevard, from Willie Wright Jr., for the Erress Boulevard and Diego Circle Blight Reduction Project, in the amount of $17,000 (County's appraised value is $13,000);

B. Approving the Contract for Sale and Purchase for the acquisition of real property located at 4313 Erress Boulevard (.0753 acres); and

C. Authorizing the County Attorney's office to prepare, and the Chairman or Vice Chairman to execute, subject to Legal Review and sign-off, any documents necessary to complete the acquisition of this property without further action of the Board.

This parcel is located in Commission District 3.

[Funding: Fund 129/2017 CDBG, Cost Center 370231]
 
4. 18515   Recommendation Concerning a Discussion Exercising the First of Two Possible One-Year Renewal Periods for PD 16-17.068, Re-Solicit Operator for Paratransit Services - Tonya Ellis, Mass Transit Department Director, through Paul Nobles, Purchasing Manager, Office of Purchasing

That the Board discuss the first of two possible one-year renewals for PD 16-17.068, Re-Solicit Operator for Paratransit Services, between Escambia County and Innovative Transport & Logistics Solutions, LLC, for a term of 12 months effective October 1, 2020, per the terms and conditions approved by the Board August 17, 2017.

Year 4
Per Trip rate, which includes a minimum living Wage of $11.23 for all employees, Ambulatory trip rate of $31.04, Wheelchair trip rate of $43.82; In the amount of $2,970,051.33, based on 75% Ambulatory trips and 25% Wheelchair trips. The terms of Contract PD 16-17.068 include Escambia County paying fuel costs for the contractor. In Fiscal Year 2019, the total cost of fuel paid by Escambia County under this Contract totaled $213,297.17.

Vendor/Contractor Funding Amount Contract Number
Innovative Transport & Logistics Solutions,
LLC
Fund 104, Mass Transit, Cost Center 320406, Object Code 53405/53416 $2,970,051.33 PD 16-17.068

NON-ADA-COMPLIANT DOCUMENTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER:
• Original Agreement
 
5. 18517   Recommendation Concerning the Escambia CARES Act Plan and Implementation - Janice P. Gilley, County Administrator

That the Board discuss the Escambia CARES Act Plan update including the following topics:

1. Implementation plan of the Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant including eligibility requirements and required documentation;
2. Implementation plan of the Business Assistance Grant including eligibility requirements and required documentation;
3. Assistance for implementing grant programs; and
4. The funding balance for CARES Programs in the initial allocation of $14,321,324.
 
 
COUNTY ATTORNEY'S REPORT
 
  I.   For Action
 
1. 18512   Recommendation Concerning Escambia County State of Local Emergency.

That the Board take the following action:

A. Ratification of Escambia County State of Local Emergency Resolution R2020-110; and

B. Extension of Escambia County State of Local Emergency.
 
2. 18432   Recommendation Concerning Escambia County v. United Parcel Service

That the Board authorize the County Attorney's Office to file suit against United Parcel Service to recover damages for the loss of a Steerable Pipe Ranger II entrusted to its custody and control for transport.
 
3. 18455   Recommendation Concerning Approval of Settlement of the Case of Frank Nichols v. Escambia County, Case No. 2020 CA 000720 in the Sum of $20,000.00, with the County being Responsible for $3,998.41.

That the Board:
A. Approve the proposed settlement of payment of $20,000.00 to Plaintiff Frank Nichols in exchange for an executed general release and hold harmless agreement.

B. Authorize retained insurance counsel to execute a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice on behalf of Escambia County.

C. Authorize retained insurance counsel and Deputy County Attorney Charles V. Peppler to execute the attached general release and hold harmless agreement on behalf of Escambia County.
 
4. 18516   Recommendation Concerning the Scheduling of an Attorney/Client Session on September 8, 2020 in re: CEJ South, Inc. v. Escambia County and Escambia County v. CEJ South, Inc. d/b/a Family Funeral and Cremation.

That the Board take the following actions:

A. Schedule an attorney/client session with its attorneys to discuss a proposed settlement agreement; and

B. Approve the public notice printed below which is to be published on the Pensacola News Journal on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

PUBLIC NOTICE

IT IS THE INTENTION of the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County, Florida to hold a private meeting with its attorneys to discuss pending litigation the cases of CEJ South, Inc. v. Escambia County, Case No. 2014 CA 002270 and Escambia County v. CEJ South, Inc. d/b/a Family Funeral and Cremation, Case No. 2020 CA 000787, Escambia County Circuit Court, in accordance with Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. Such attorney/client session will be held at 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2020, in the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, Board Chambers, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, Florida. Commissioners Jeff Bergosh, Douglas B. Underhill, Lumon J. May, Robert Bender and Steven Barry, County Administrator Janice P. Gilley, County Attorney Alison Rogers, and Deputy County Attorney Charles V. Peppler, attorneys representing Escambia County in the foregoing litigation will be in attendance. A certified court reporter will report the attorney/client session.
 
  II. For Information
 
1. 18465   Recommendation Concerning Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Vanese D. Wright, et al.; Case No.: 2018 CA 001575, and U.S. Bank National Assoc. v. Estate of John R. Pfeiffer, et al.; Case No.: 2019 CA 001226.

That the Board accept the following information regarding the successful resolution of two foreclosure actions including Escambia County:

Escambia County was joined as a party in the matter of Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Vanese D. Wright, et al. The Plaintiff sought to foreclose a mortgage interest on real property located at 1710 North Hayne Street. The County retained an interest in the property by virtue of an Escambia/Pensacola Impact Fee Proviso Mortgage and Security Agreement in the sum of $25,000.00 and an Affordable Housing Initiative New Construction PMR Mortgage and Security Agreement in the sum of $35,000.00. The County's interests were subordinate to the Plaintiff's mortgage interest. Following the entry of final judgment and the sale of the subject property, a surplus in the amount of $17,413.12 was retained by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. The County timely filed a Motion for Disbursement of Surplus Funds. By order dated August 19, 2020, the Court granted the County's motion and ordered disbursement of the surplus funds held in the court's registry totaling $17,413.12 as partial satisfaction of the County's interest.

Escambia County was joined as a party in the matter of U.S. Bank National Assoc. v. Estate of John R. Pfeiffer, et al. The Plaintiff sought to foreclose a mortgage interest on real property located at 1715 West Intendencia Street. The County retained an interest in the property by virtue of an Escambia/Pensacola Affordable Housing Initiative New Construction HHRP Mortgage and Security Agreement in the sum of $50,000.00. The County's interest was subordinate to the Plaintiff's mortgage interest. Following the entry of final judgment and the sale of the subject property, a surplus in the amount of $52,648.40 was retained by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. The County timely filed a Motion for Disbursement of Surplus Funds. By order dated August 24, 2020, the Court granted the County's motion and ordered disbursement of a portion of the surplus funds held in the court's registry totaling $50,000.00 as full satisfaction of the County's interest.
 
2. 18499   Recommendation Concerning Kelly Washington v. Escambia County, EEOC Charge No. 510-2019-05656, James E. Scott v. Escambia County, EEOC Charge No. 425-2020-00846, and Michael R. Raneri v. Escambia County, FCHR Charge No. 201919763.

That the Board be made aware that the County Attorney's Office has successfully defended three separate charges of discrimination previously filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and the Florida Commission on Human Relations ("FCHR"). Based upon the EEOC's investigation in the cases filed by Kelly Washington and James E. Scott, the EEOC was unable to conclude that the complaints established any violation of the federal statutes. Therefore, both EEOC charges of discrimination were dismissed. Based upon the FCHR's investigation in the case filed by Michael R. Raneri, the FCHR determined that there is no reasonable cause to believe that an unlawful employment practice occurred with respect to Mr. Raneri.
 
12.   Items added to the agenda.
 
13.   Announcements.
 
14.   Adjournment.
 

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