October 21, 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.

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

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October 21, 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)

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

Setting November 4, 2010 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Ordinance substantially revising the "ordinance of general applicability" relating to communications service providers, codified as Article X of Chapter 25, City Code, and repealing Code provisions relating to cable television rate regulations, found in Article VIII of Chapter 17 of the City Code.



2.         Ordinance amending Sections 22-254(d) and 22-256(s) of the St. Petersburg City Code relating to the 1984 Supplemental Police Officer's Retirement System to provide circumstances under which a member may receive creditable service for previous employment and military service; and to provide for the refund of employee contributions for members actively employed on March 12, 1999 and thereafter who terminate employment with less than ten years of service.



3.         Ordinance amending Chapter 26 of the St. Petersburg City Code, pursuant to Section 316.1951(4), Florida Statutes, to authorize the City to have towed and to impound vehicles unlawfully displayed for sale, hire, or rental; and providing for the assessment of a fine.



4.         Ordinance creating Section 26-163 of the St. Petersburg City Code; creating a process for the POD to immobilize vehicles for unpaid parking citations; requiring that Notice of Immobilization be attached to the immobilized vehicle; establishing the requirement to pay all parking fines and administrative charges to have the immobilization device removed; providing for impounding and towing any immobilized vehicle for which the fines and charges have not been paid within 24 hours after immobilization; creating a process to appeal the immobilization of a vehicle; establishing a fee for the removal of the immobilization device; specifying the penalty for the unauthorized removal of the immobilization device; and applying this Section against all parking fines which are unpaid as of the effective date of this ordinance.



E.          Reports

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



2.         Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Pinellas Planning Council (PPC) Merger Update.  (Councilmember Danner)



F.           New Business

1.         Requesting the reappointment of Jim Kennedy to the Pinellas Planning Council for a two year term beginning January 2011.  (Vice-Chair Polson)



G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (10/14/10)



2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (10/14/10)



3.         Arts Funding Committee.  (10/14/10)



H.          Legal

1.         Resolution providing for an Acting Chair of City Council when the Chair and the Vice-Chair are absent from a Council meeting.



2.         An Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled Trina Barnes, etc. v. City of St. Petersburg, Case No. 10-108CI-8.



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 the preliminary assessment for Lot Clearing Number 1483.



2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 375.



3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1144.



4.         Ordinance 1020-V approving the vacation of the 25-foot wide street easement lying within the west 25 feet of Lot 1, Block 1, Pease Replat, located at 995 - 16th Street North. (City File 10-33000002)



5.         Proposed amendment to the Local Government Comprehensive Plan.  (City File LGCP/CIE-2010)



(a)    Ordinance 999-G amending the Comprehensive Plan to implement legislative requirements of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, related to the annual update of the Capital Improvements Element.

(b)   Resolution transmitting the proposed amendment for state, regional and county review, in accordance with Chapter 163, F.S., and Rule 9J-11, F.A.C.

6.         Ordinance 1000-G amending Section 27-296.2(j) of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding recovered materials dealers.



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


On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, an attorney-client session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), will be held in conjunction with the lawsuit styled Trina Barnes, etc. v. City of St. Petersburg   Case No. 10-108CI-8.  The session will be held in City Council Chambers, 175 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida.  Any or all of the following persons will be attending:  Leslie Curran, Chair; Herbert E. Polson, Vice Chair; James Kennedy; Bill Dudley; Steve Kornell; Karl Nurse; Wengay "Newt" Newton; Jeff Danner; Mayor Bill Foster; John C. Wolfe, City Attorney; Mark A. Winn, Chief Assistant City Attorney; and Joseph P. Patner, Assistant City Attorney.  The session will be closed and only those persons described above, together with a certified court reporter, will be allowed to be present.  The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations and/or strategy related to litigation expenditures.  At the conclusion of the session the meeting will be re-opened and the session will be terminated.



Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

October 21, 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.         Approving the purchase of annual service agreements from Oracle USA, Inc., a sole source supplier, for the Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle Work and Asset Management applications, Oracle Spatial, and other Oracle technology products for the ICS department at a total cost of $503,349.18.



Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

October 21, 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.         Awarding a blanket purchase agreement with APAC-Southeast, Inc., for asphalt for the Stormwater, Pavement & Traffic Operations Department at an estimated annual cost of $234,000.



2.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Buck Consultants, LLC for actuarial services for the Human Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $105,000.



3.         Approving the donation of a fire apparatus valued at $6,000 to the Pinellas County Schools for Pinellas Technical Education Centers (PTEC).



(City Development)

4.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Lease Agreement with Robert N. Lynch, as Bishop of  the Diocese of St. Petersburg, a Corporation  Sole to allow use of a ±4,000 sq. ft. portion of land located within its property at approximately 200 - 78th Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, as a community playground for an initial period of fifteen (15) years, at no cost to the City.



5.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute a five (5) year License Agreement with Carol M. Wilson, Trustee, to fence a portion of the City's Cosme Spur Line Property located at the northeast corner of Gunn Highway (S.R. 587) and Copeland Road in Hillsborough County.



6.         Approving the plat of Calais Park, generally located east of I-275, north of 54th Avenue North, and west of 22nd Street North.  (City File S-02-030)



(Leisure & Community Services)

7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Supplemental Agreement No. 1 to Contract AP335-R2 between the City and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") to provide grounds maintenance for certain highway and parkway facilities within FDOT’s right-of-way in, and adjacent to, the City in the amount of $13,219.80 and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $13,219.80 in the General Fund (0001) to FDOT Contract Maintenance.



(Public Works)

8.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order CID-09-01-AEI to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) in the amount of $188,525 for electrical and engineering design services related to the design of the Solar Parks Initiative Grant project, for a total not to exceed amount of $243,125.  (Engineering Project No. 10237-017; Oracle no. 12710)




9.         Confirming the appointment of Dennis R. DeLoach III and Deborah Close as regular members to the Commission on Aging to fill unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011, respectively.



10.     Confirming the appointment of Julie Martin Jakway as a regular member to the City Beautiful Commission to fill an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2012.




11.     Resolution supporting the designation of a portion of the Pinellas Bayway as the "Command Sergeant Major Gary Lee Littrell Medal of Honor Causeway and Bridge".



End notes











Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 8:00 a.m., Room 100



Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 9:15 a.m., Room 100



Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (10/21/10)

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



City Council Meeting

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber




City Council Workshop – Social Services

Thursday, October 28, 2010, immediately following Agenda Review, Room 100




Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 8:00 a.m., Room 100



Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 9:30 a.m., Room 100



City Council Workshop – Mahaffey Theater RFP/Port RFP

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 10:00 a.m., Room 100





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)