May 6, 2010

8:30 AM

 

 

 

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.

2.            Placards and posters are not permitted in the Chamber.  Applause is not permitted except in connection with Awards and Presentations.

3.            Please do not address Council from your seat.  If asked by Council to speak to an issue, please do so from the podium.

4.            Please do not pass notes to Council during the meeting.

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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If you are deaf/hard of hearing and require the services of an interpreter, please contact the City Clerk, 893-7448, or call our TDD Number, 892-5259, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and we will provide that service for you.

 


May 6, 2010

8:30 AM

 

 

 

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)

D.          Awards and Presentations

1.         Resolution of Bereavement to the family of James "Jimmy" King.

 

 
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2.         Presentation recognizing Letter Carriers' Food Drive.

 

 
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E.          Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 9:00 A.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.         Ordinance 976-G 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.

 

 
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2.         Application of Fiberlight, LLC, for a Certificate of Registration as a provider of communications services.

 

 
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F.           Reports

1.         Science Center of Pinellas County.

 

 
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2.         Update on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).  (Councilmember Danner)  (Oral)

 

 
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3.         Pinellas Planning Council Update.  (Councilmember Kennedy) (Oral)

 

 
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4.         Resolution recommending that Project Sapphire ("Project"), a shared services entity for a global corporation, be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business pursuant to Section 288.106, Florida Statutes; and committing $39,000 as the City's share of the local financial support for the Project under the Tax Refund Program for Qualified Target Industry Businesses.

 

 
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5.         April 15, 2010 Council Meeting New Business Item - Temporary Lots Near Tropicana Field - Identification Signs and Photo ID's.

 

 
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6.         Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $140,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to the Police Department for the purchase of 380 Stop Sticks to mitigate the danger associated with police pursuits.

 

 
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7.         Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.  (Councilmember Newton)

 

 
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8.         City Beautiful Commission.  (Councilmember Dudley) (Oral)

9.         Oil Spill Update. (Oral)

 

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

Setting May 20, 2010 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Approving the designation of the Pace Residence, located at 705 - 16th Avenue NE, as a local historic landmark.  (City File 10-90300001)

 

 
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H.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Housing Services Committee the attached Leon County PACE Financing Ordinance and requesting staff draft a PACE Financing Ordinance for the City.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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I.             Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (4/29/10)

 

 
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2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (4/29/10)

 

 
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J.            Legal

1.         Approving a Settlement in connection with the case of Michael C. Wells and Shontell D. Kelley vs. City of St. Petersburg, Circuit Civil Case No: 03-008737-CI-08.

 

 

 
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K.          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.

 

L.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I



Consent Agenda A

May 6, 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.

(Public Works)

1.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute Supplement No. 1 to the Local Agency Program Agreement executed on February 3, 2010, between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT"), rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $1,663,361 as a result of reduced construction costs for the North Bay Trail (Phase II) Project for a revised total project cost not to exceed $1,026,823.  (FDOT Financial Project No. 424532 7 58 01) (Engineering Project No. 09018-212; Oracle No. 12354)

 

 
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Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

May 6, 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.

(Purchasing)

1.         Approving the purchase of a replacement fire pumper for the Fire Department from The Sutphen Corporation at a total cost of $362,623, and authorizing a supplemental appropriation of $227,000 from the unappropriated fund balance of the Public Safety Capital Improvements Fund (3025), Fire Engine 10 Replacement Project (12732).

 

 
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2.         Approving the purchase of two replacement fire rescue vehicles from Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc. for the Fire Department at a total cost of $299,964.

 

 
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3.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Smith Industries, Inc., d/b/a Smith Fence Company, for fencing and repairs at an estimated annual cost of $240,000.

 

 
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4.         Awarding a three-year blanket purchase agreement to Mac Papers, Inc. for office paper at a cost not to exceed $205,000.

 

 
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5.         Renewing blanket purchase agreements with the Times Publishing Co., d/b/a St. Petersburg Times, Media General Operations, Inc., d/b/a The Tampa Tribune, and The Weekly Challenger Inc. for newspaper advertisements at an estimated annual cost of $200,000.

 

 
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6.         Approving an agreement with FIA Card Services, N.A., a Bank of America Company, ("Bank of America") for purchasing card services.

 

 
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7.         Accepting a proposal from A American High Tech Transcriptions & Reporting Inc., a certified SBE, for law enforcement transcription services for the Police Department in the amount of $65,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

8.         Authorizing the Mayor to sell the surplus, improved City-owned property located at 644 - 16th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, to Theodoria L. Crawford for $67,265.

 

 
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9.         Authorizing the Mayor to purchase one (1) improved parcel for the North Bay Trail Project located at 101 - 36th Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $118,000; and to pay closing related costs in an amount not to exceed $1,000.

 

 
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10.     Resolution approving the plat of Curley's Third Replat and Addition, generally located at 3950 - 34th Street South.  (City File 08-20000008)

 

 
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11.     Resolution approving the 2009 Annual Report for the Gateway Areawide Development of Regional Impact.

 

 
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12.     Authorizing the Mayor to purchase the following properties under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program:

 

 
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(a)    One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at 331 - 45th Street South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $21,780, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. 

(b)   One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at 2568 - 14th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $24,750, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

(c)    One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at 1721 - 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $24,750, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. 

(d)   One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at 712 - 15th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $34,650, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

(e)    One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at 974 - 23rd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $19,800, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

(f)     One (1) bank-owned, foreclosed and unoccupied property located at Coral Diamond Apartments, 2013 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg (Parcel "A"), for the sum of $148,500, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to accept the conveyance of (1) unimproved lot located at 2021 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg (Parcel "B"); to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500.

13.     Authorizing the Mayor to acquire two (2) tax certificates, one each on two (2) adjacent parcels of land located at approximately 5200 - 4th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, from the current certificate holders and to subsequently pay all amounts necessary to make application to bring the parcels to tax deed sale though Pinellas County at a cost not to exceed $20,000 in the aggregate; to bid up to $50,000 in the aggregate at any tax deed sale on the parcels, if necessary; to pay closing related costs and file a suit to quiet title, if necessary, not to exceed $5,000.

 

 
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14.     Authorizing the Mayor to purchase a fifteen (15) foot wide easement for public purposes including, but not limited to, sanitary sewer and stormwater conveyance systems across the property located at 5690 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, St. Petersburg, for the total amount of $28,392.

 

 
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(Public Works)

15.     Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the City of St. Petersburg Sensible Sprinkling Program Phase 4 in the amount of $100,000.

 

 
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16.     Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the City of St. Petersburg Toilet Replacement Program Phase 11 in the amount of $150,000.

 

 
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17.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Task Order No. 08-4-KHA/T to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Kimley-Horn & Association, in the amount not to exceed $290,000 for design services pertaining to the Intown West Mast Arms at Central Avenue, 1st Avenue South, and 1st Avenue North.  (Engineering Project No. 10038-112; Oracle No. 12718)

 

 
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(Appointments)

18.     Resolution reappointing Robert L. Williams, III as the representative of the local "Financial/Insurance Business" category and Dorothea Miller as the representative of the "Resident from the Zone" category to the Board of Commissioners of the Enterprise Zone Development Agency ("EZDA") to each serve a term of four years expiring April 20, 2014; and appointing Steve Kornell, "Councilmember from the Zone (District 5)" category, to the Board of Commissioners of the EZDA to fill the remainder of the unexpired term expiring on April 20, 2011.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

19.     Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $140,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to the Police Department for the purchase of 380 Stop Sticks to mitigate the danger associated with police pursuits..  [Moved to Reports as F-6]

 

 
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20.     Authorizing the Mayor to accept a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Giving Program grant in the amount of $1,000 for the specific purpose of the purchase of smoke detectors for St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue Department's Home SAFE Program.

 

 
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21.     Approving minutes of the February 11, February 18 and March 4, 2010 City Council meetings.

 

 
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22.     Approving the renewal of a maintenance agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of performing roadway sweeping on selected primary roadways in Pinellas County, Florida; and authorizing the Mayor to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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23.     City's Summer Youth Intern Program:

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor to accept an award in the amount of $80,000, when received, from a U. S. Department of Labor grant in the amount of $300,000 to fund the City's Summer Youth Intern Program and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $80,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Community Affairs Division, Human Resources Department.

(b)   Renewing an agreement with Boley Centers, Inc for management of the Summer Intern Youth Program (SYIP) for the Human Resources Department at an annual amount of $80,000.

End notes

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review (5/20/10)

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

Council Workshop – Hurricane Preparedness

Thursday, May 13, 2010, following Agenda Review, Room 100

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

Consolidated Plan Review Committee

Monday, May 17, 2010, 8:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

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

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

 

 

Council Workshop – FY 2011 Operating Budget

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

Committee of the Whole – Agenda, Deadlines, Council Committees

Thursday, May 27, 2010, following Agenda Review at approx. 2:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

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

Wednesday, May 19, 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)