September 2, 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:

 

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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September 2, 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.          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.         Revisions to Chapter 27 of the City Code:

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 990-G amending Section 27-296.2 of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding recovered materials dealers; revising the application process and procedures; revising the fee remittance requirements for collection of non-recovered materials; implementing requirements for recovered materials dealers to obtain a bond and liability insurance; implementing times for collections and the method of collection of recovered materials; giving the City the ability to deny, suspend, and/or revoke a recovered materials dealer's permit agreement and permit.

(b)   Ordinance 991-G amending Chapter 27, Article VII, Division III of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding private collectors; adding requirements for private collectors to do business in St. Petersburg; revising the application process; clarifying the bond and insurance requirements; clarifying the City's ability to collect unpaid roll off fees; expanding the City's ability to deny, suspend, and/or revoke a private collector's permit agreement and permit.

Second Reading and Second Public Hearings

2.         Proposed amendments to the Local Government Comprehensive Plan.  (City File LGCP-2010-02)

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 987-G amending the Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II, F.S., related to the adoption of a new Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay, and text amendments to the General Introduction and Definitions, Future Land Use Element, and the Public School Facilities Element.

(b)   Ordinance 988-G amending the Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II, F.S., related to the adoption of a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan which helps implement St. Pete Vision 2020, and text amendments to the Vision Element and Future Land Use Element.

E.          Reports

1.         Quarterly Police Update.

 

 
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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.         Subscription Based Curbside Recycling Contract Award.

 

 
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5.         City's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP") :

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant from the State of Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") in the amount of $413,227 ("Grant") for the City's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP") and to execute a Grant agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate acceptance of the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $413,227 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA") Fund (1017) resulting from these additional revenues.

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement between the City and Pinellas County for the purpose of implementing the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP"), pursuant to a grant from the Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") for which the City will allocate no more than $385,078.00 to provide financial assistance for homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, housing relocation and stabilization services for homeless persons or those at risk of becoming homeless in the City of St. Petersburg; allocate no more than $7,818.00 to generate reports (data collection and evaluation) for provision of  HPRP services; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(c)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Sub-Grant Agreement between the City and 211 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. ("Tampa Bay Cares") for the purpose of implementing the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP"), from  which the City will allocate no more than $10,000 to Tampa Bay Cares to generate reports (data collection and evaluation) for provision of HPRP services; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

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

Setting September 16, 2010 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Amending the land use and zoning of an estimated 0.14 acres, generally located at 3412 - 17th Avenue South. (City File FLUM-9)

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map designation from Residential Medium to Planned Redevelopment-Mixed Use.

(b)   Ordinance rezoning the above described property from NSM-1 (Neighborhood Suburban Multifamily) to CCS-1 (Corridor Commercial Suburban), or other less intensive use.

2.         Ordinance relating to utility rates and charges; amending Chapter 27, Sections 27-3, 27-6, 27-117 (b) and (c), 27-132 (a) and (b), 27-133 (a), 27-153 (a), 27-191 (a) and 27-192 of the St. Petersburg City Code;  increasing threshold dollar amounts relating to deposit refunds and retention of deposits; modifying how interest earnings on deposits will be determined; increasing deposit requirements; deleting notary requirements for water rate adjustments; creating new subsection (e), limiting the number of water rate adjustments; amending  potable water and fire service connection charges; amending base charges and volume charges for water service; deleting language related to hand delivery of service termination; amending wholesale water service charges for the City of Gulfport; amending reclaimed water rates; amending the base and volume charges for wastewater service; amending wastewater service charges for wholesale customers; providing for severability of provisions; providing an explanation of words struck through and underlined; and establishing a date to begin calculating new rates for billing purposes.

 

 
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3.         Ordinance providing for an amendment to the City Charter to provide for a change in the Primary Election date from eight to ten weeks prior to the General Election.

Setting October 7, 2010 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

 

 
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4.         Ordinance approving the partial vacation of a 16-foot wide, unimproved alley located within the block bound by 1st Street North to the west, Bay Street NE to the east, 38th Avenue NE to the north, and 37th Avenue NE to the south. (City File 10-33000009)

 

 

 
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G.          New Business

1.         Requesting City Council pass a resolution to bring high speed rail to St. Petersburg.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (8/26/10)

 

 
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2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (8/26/10)

 

 

 
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I.             Legal

 

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


September 2, 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.

(Purchasing)

1.         Renewing an agreement with All American Concrete, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Repair/Replacement - FY 2008, for the Water Resources Department's SAN Pipe Rehab & Replace FY11 Project (Oracle project number TBD, Engineering Project 08039-111), at an annual amount of $2,000,000; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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2.         Awarding a contract to Spectrum Underground, Inc. in the amount of $602,361.75 for the construction of the WRF NE Reject Water Disposal Systems Improvements FY10 (Engineering Project Number 10012-111; Oracle Number 12649).

 

 
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(Public Works)

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an additional $389,500 from the Water Protection and Sustainability Trust Fund through the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the Northwest and Southwest Reclaimed Water Storage Tanks, Pumps and Telemetry Projects (K847); decreasing the City funding from $4,500,000 to $4,110,500 while maintaining the total eligible project costs at $9,000,000; and authorizing supplemental appropriations from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003), resulting from these additional revenues, in the amount of $72,000 to the WRF SW SCADA FY05 Project (10440), $111,000 to the WRF NW SCADA FY05 Project (10441), $98,000 to the WRF NE SCADA FY05 Project (10442), and $108,500  to the WRF AW SCADA FY05 Project (10443). (Engineering Project No. 02086-111; Oracle Nos. 10440, 10441, 10442, 10443)

 

 
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4.         Sawgrass Lake Restoration Project (B085):

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to the Agreement between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the City of St. Petersburg for the Sawgrass Lake Restoration Project (B085) executed 01/15/2009; increasing the amount to be paid by the District by $296,094.71 to replace and relocate a portion of the City's 36-inch Water Transmission Main (WTM), associated with the district's Rehabilitation and Reclamation Project for Sawgrass Lake Water Management area for a total agreement amount of $1,096,094.71 and revising the project schedule; revising compensation to the City for construction administration from 5% of the bid total to a fixed sum of $25,000; authorizing the deposit of additional funds into the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $297,480.66 from the increase in unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) resulting from the amended agreement and interest earnings to the WTM Sawgrass Lake Water Relocation Project (11987); and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate the agreement as amended.  (Engineering Project No. 08068-121, Oracle No. 11987)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-1-GH/W to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Greeley and Hansen, LLC, in the amount of $86,742 in addition to the previously authorized amount of $85,258 for a total amount of $172,000 for engineering design and inspection services on the City's 36-inch Water Transmission Main Relocation at Sawgrass Lake.  (Engineering Project No. 08068-121; Oracle No. 11987)

(c)    Awarding a contract to Woodruff & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $796,094.71 for the 36-inch Water Transmission Main Relocation at Sawgrass Lake; and approving the use of Southwest Florida Water Management District funds available in the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) WTM Sawgrass Lake Water Management Area SWRWMD Project.  (Engineering Project No. 08068-121; Oracle No. 11987)

Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

September 2, 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.

(City Development)

1.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Amendment ("Amendment") to the other Transaction Agreement ("OTA") between the City and the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") to provide the City with $100,000 in additional federal stimulus funds for the construction of a new air traffic control tower;  approving a supplemental appropriation of $100,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Airport Capital Projects Fund (4033) resulting from the additional revenue provided through the OTA and the amendment to the Airport Control Tower Project (11392).

 

 
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2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Non-federal Reimbursable Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") in an amount not to exceed $180,468.70 for the relocation and installation of specific FAA-owned equipment into the new air traffic control tower at the Albert Whitted Airport and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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(Public Works)

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 08-4-HS/W to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. in the amount of $39,875 for the WRF NE Reject Water Disposal Systems Improvements FY10 located at 1160- 62nd Avenue Northeast, for services during construction. (Engineering Project No. 10012-111; Oracle No. 12649)

 

 
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4.         Approving a transfer in the amount of $130,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Stormwater Utility Operating Fund (4011) to the Stormwater Drainage Capital Projects Fund (4013); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $130,000 from the unappropriated balance of the  Stormwater Drainage Capital Projects Fund (4013), resulting from the transfer, to the Clam Bayou Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Project.  (Engineering Project No. 03100-110; Oracle No. P310132)

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Third Amendment to the Cooperative Funding Agreement ("Agreement") between the City of St. Petersburg and Southwest Florida Water Management District for the design and construction of Shore Acres Stormwater Vaults to increase the total for eligible cooperative funding expenditures by an additional $1,200,000 for combined total funding of $3,860,000, allowing for a third phase of construction to include 24 backflow prevention vaults; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Agreement as amended; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $23,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Stormwater Drainage Capital Projects Fund (4013) to the Shore Acres Tidal Backflow Prevention Project (10489). (Engineering Project No. 10019-110, Oracle No. 10489)

 

 
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(Community Enrichment)

6.         City's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP") :  [Moved to Reports as E-5]

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant from the State of Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") in the amount of $413,227 ("Grant") for the City's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP") and to execute a Grant agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate acceptance of the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $413,227 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA") Fund (1017) resulting from these additional revenues.

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Interlocal Agreement between the City and Pinellas County for the purpose of implementing the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP"), pursuant to a grant from the Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") for which the City will allocate no more than $385,078.00 to provide financial assistance for homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, housing relocation and stabilization services for homeless persons or those at risk of becoming homeless in the City of St. Petersburg; allocate no more than $7,818.00 to generate reports (data collection and evaluation) for provision of  HPRP services; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(c)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Sub-Grant Agreement between the City and 211 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. ("Tampa Bay Cares") for the purpose of implementing the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("HPRP"), from  which the City will allocate no more than $10,000 to Tampa Bay Cares to generate reports (data collection and evaluation) for provision of HPRP services; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

End notes

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (9/16/10)

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY 2011 Budget Public Hearings

Thursday, September 9 and September 23, 2010, 6:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

City Beautiful

3 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/10, 12/31/11 & 12/31/12)

 

 

 

 

Code Enforcement Board

1 Regular Member (Architect category)

(Term expires 12/31/11)

 

Nuisance Abatement Board

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 8/31/10)