The Pasco County Commission is continuing efforts to stymie unlicensed contracting activity in the county, through an agreement with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for investigative services.
The county board approved renewal of an agreement with the Sheriff’s Office pertaining to the county’s Unlicensed Contractor Initiative for its building construction services department.
The county board approved a contract for an amount not to exceed $202,548.72 with the sheriff’s office, resulting in an amount not to exceed $549,856.10 for the two-year contract term, based on the board’s agenda backup materials.
The approval was made as part of the board’s consent agenda, meaning it was passed as one of several items without discussion.
The contract calls for the services of two detective to investigate unlicensed contractor activity. The agreement also allows for four additional automatic one-year renewals on Oct. 1 of each subsequent year, contingent upon board approval.
The aim of the detectives’ work is to “protect the public from falling victim to unlicensed contractors,” according to materials in the board’s agenda packet.
In other action, the board:
- Authorized the transmittal of a request for a proposed land use change on 188 acres at the northwest quadrant of State Road 52 and Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, for review by state agencies. The request calls for allowing up to 380 single-family homes and townhomes.
- Adopted a change to the county’s comprehensive plan relating to airport protection zoning and land use compatibility.
- Accepted the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) 2020-2023 Collective
Bargaining Agreement – IAFF Local 4420, Pasco County Professional Fire Fighter’s Union
- Approved the purchase of playground equipment at the Sam Pasco Recreation Center playground by utilizing the OMNIA Partners Cooperative Contract No. R170301 with BCI Burke Company LLC (BCI), which is currently in effect. The purchase is not to exceed the amount of $137,457.53 in fiscal year 2022.
- Approved a change order to extend time and provide $60,000 in additional funding for Starkey Ranch District Park Phase 2A, resulting in a new cumulative NTE contract amount of $4,054,628.37 for fiscal year 2022 and an extension of time by 30 days.
- Approved $300,000 for the county’s Destination Management Organization, for additional marketing and research initiatives. The DMO’s revenues came in higher than anticipated in 2021 and these funds will allow it to provide more services to Pasco County during fiscal year 2022.
Published January 19, 2022