April 15, 2010

3:00 PM




Welcome to the City of St. Petersburg City Council meeting.  To assist the City Council in conducting the City’s business, we ask that you observe the following:


1.            If you are speaking under the Public Hearings, Appeals or Open Forum sections of the agenda, please observe the time limits indicated on the agenda.

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April 15, 2010

3:00 PM




Council Meeting

A.          Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

Invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States of America.

B.          Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

C.          Consent Agenda (see attached)

        Awards & Presentations

1.      Presentation recognizing David Feaster and the Clutch Hitters.

D.          New Ordinances - (First Reading of Title and Setting of Public Hearing)

Setting May 6, 2010 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         An Ordinance extending the hours of operation for establishments that sell alcohol for consumption on the premises and for establishments that sell alcohol in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.



E.          Reports

1.         BayWalk Update.  (Oral)



2.         Outreach to Local Businesses.



3.         Quarterly Police Update.



4.         Resolution declaring the structure located at 138 - 69th Avenue North in violation of the Floodplain Management regulations; approving the "1316 Declaration;" and authorizing the forwarding of the declaration to FEMA.



F.           New Business

1.         Requesting the St. Petersburg Housing Authority Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) be designated to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. (Chair Curran)



2.         Requesting City Council develop a policy to require City Permitted Parking Lots to require Visible Medallion Photo I.D. with a permit number for all workers and require a visible permit sign at all entrance into the lots.  (Councilmember Newton)



3.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for discussion and consideration a requirement for a fluorescent orange flag on long poles for motorized wheelchairs as a safety measure.   (Councilmember Newton)



4.         Requesting City Council approve a resolution to permit Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay use of City owned lots for their April 24, 2010 event.  (Councilmember Nurse)




G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (4/8/10)



2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (4/8/10)



3.         Arts Funding Committee.  (4/8/10) (Oral)



(a)    Resolution confirming the establishment of the Council Arts Funding Committee to discuss, research and evaluate alternative ways to fund art and cultural programs in St. Petersburg.


H.          Legal

1.         Authorizing settlement of Proposed Workers' Compensation Claim - James Michaels.




I.             Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearings


NOTE:  The following Public Hearing items have been submitted for consideration by the City Council.  If you wish to speak on any of the Public Hearing items, please obtain one of the YELLOW cards from the containers on the wall outside of Council Chamber, fill it out as directed, and present it to the Clerk.  You will be given 3 minutes ONLY to state your position on any item but may address more than one item.

1.         Confirming Preliminary Assessment for Lot Clearing Number 1476.



2.         Confirming Preliminary Assessment for Building Demolition Number 370.



3.         Confirming Preliminary Assessment for Building Securing Number 1138.



4.         201 Facility Planning Document:



(a)    Resolution adopting a 201 Facility Planning Document entitled “201 Facilities Plan Update” dated April 2010 as the planning document for the City’s wastewater management system to be eligible for State Revolving Fund (SRF) low interest loans.

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor to apply for assistance from the State of Florida, State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program for water reclamation facility improvement projects identified in Phase I of the 201 Facilities Plan Update dated April 2010 and to execute the requested loan agreement documents for an amount not to exceed $10.0 million as provided for by the SRF, for projects estimated to cost $8.4 million and subject to the approval of the City Attorney and Director of Finance.


J.            Open Forum


If you wish to address City Council on subjects other than public hearing or quasi-judicial items listed on this agenda, please sign up with the Clerk prior to the meeting.  Only the individual wishing to speak may sign the Open Forum sheet and only City residents, owners of property in the City, owners of businesses in the City or their employees may speak.  All issues discussed under Open Forum must be limited to issues related to the City of St. Petersburg government.


Speakers will be called to address Council according to the order in which they sign the Open Forum sheet.  In order to provide an opportunity for all citizens to address Council, each individual will be given three (3) minutes.  The nature of the speakers' comments will determine the manner in which the response will be provided.  The response will be provided by City staff and may be in the form of a letter or a follow-up phone call depending on the request.


K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

April 15, 2010


NOTE:  Business items listed on the yellow Consent Agenda cost more than one-half million dollars while the blue Consent Agenda includes routine business items costing less than that amount.


1.         Progress Energy Center for the Arts Plaza improvements:



(a)    Awarding a contract to LEMA Construction & Developers, Inc.  in the amount of $2,222,274.00 for the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Plaza improvements; rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001) in the amount of $31,500 from the Albert Whitted Park/Civic Plaza Project (11020); approving the transfer of $31,500 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from this rescission, to the Arts in Public Places Fund (1901); and providing an effective date. (Engineering Project No. 06394-219; Oracle No. 11020).

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to Task Order No. CID-08-04-RAA to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Robert Aude & Associates, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $70,250 for architectural and engineering services for the construction phase of the Progress Energy Center for The Arts public plaza and parking garage facade improvements, for a total amount not to exceed $350,750.  (Engineering Project No. 06394-219; Oracle No. 11020)

2.         Awarding a contract to Westra Construction Corp. in the amount of $1,236,000 for the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility Aeration Generator Replacement Project (Engineering Project Number 09032-111; Oracle Number 12340).



Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

April 15, 2010


NOTE:  The Consent Agenda contains normal, routine business items that are very likely to be approved by the City Council by a single motion.  Council questions on these items were answered prior to the meeting.  Each Councilmember may, however, defer any item for added discussion at a later time.


1.         Accepting bids from CW Contracting LLC to rehabilitate residential properties located at 1234 10th Avenue South and at 931 57th Avenue North in an amount not to exceed $172,350, and accepting a bid from L&D Development, LLC doing business as Restoration Construction Team (RTC) to rehabilitate one residential property located at 2909 Freemont Terrace South in an amount not to exceed $23,378, for a total cost of $195,728.



2.         Approving the purchase of electro-cardiograph monitors from Philips Electronics North America for the Fire and Rescue Department at a total cost of 161,632.17.



3.         Awarding a blanket purchase agreement to Unifirst Corporation for work uniforms at an estimated annual cost of $130,000.



4.         Accepting proposals from Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., and Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation for foreclosure prevention training services for the Housing & Community Development Department at an amount not to exceed $100,000.



(City Development)

5.         Authorizing the Mayor to sell the surplus, unimproved City-owned parcel located at approximately 1000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, St. Petersburg, to Richard Martin Management Co., Inc. for $14,500.



6.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute a five (5) year License Agreement with Gary & Cortney Webb, for an annual use fee of $50.00, to fence a portion of a City-owned property located in Safety Harbor for the City's 36-Inch Water Transmission Main.



7.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute a License Agreement with the University of South Florida Board of Trustees, a public body corporate, for the use of property located at 4240 - 35th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, within a portion of City-owned Clam Bayou, for a period thirty-six (36) months, at a rent of $10.00 for the entire term. Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.



8.         Approving the 2009 Annual Report for the Carillon Development of Regional Impact.



9.         Resolution declaring the structure located at 138 - 69th Avenue North in violation of the Floodplain Management regulations; approving the "1316 Declaration;" and authorizing the forwarding of the declaration to FEMA.  [Moved to Reports as E-4]



10.     Resolution approving the 2009 Annual Report for the Intown Areawide Development of Regional Impact (INADRI).




11.     Confirming the appointment of Robert K. Doyle and the reappointment of James R. Hobbs, Jr. and Gary A. Patterson as regular members to the Investment Oversight Committee to serve two-year terms ending March 31, 2012.




12.     Approving Tampa Bay Research Institute's request to sublease a portion of its facility, situated on property currently leased from the City of St. Petersburg, at 10900 Roosevelt Boulevard, St. Petersburg, to Proteacel, LLC; and authorizing the Mayor to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same.



13.     Rescinding an award to National Filter Media Corporation d/b/a Filter Belts, a subsidiary of Alsco, Inc. in the amount of $232,725 and awarding a contract to Refractron Technologies Corporation in the amount of $232,396 for a net decrease of $329 for filter plates for the Water Resources Department.



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Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 9:15 a.m., Room 100


Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 11:00 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review (4/15/10)

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



Council Workshop – Port Master Plan Update

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



Committee of the Whole – Council Agenda, Deadlines, Committees

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 1:00 p.m., Room 100



Council Workshop – Mahaffey Theater, Mahaffey Foundation, and Florida Orchestra

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Room 100





FY 2011 Budget Summits/Public Forums – 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, J. W. Cate Recreation Ctr., 5801 22 Avenue North

Wednesday, May 16, 2010, Enoch Davis Ctr., 1111 18th Avenue South

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Council Chamber, 175 Fifth Street North





Arts Advisory

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 9/30/10)


City Beautiful

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/12)


Code Enforcement Board

2 Regular Members (Architect and Realtor  categories)

(Terms expire 12/31/11 & 12/31/12)




Commission on Aging

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/10)


Nuisance Abatement Board

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 8/31/10)