February 3, 2011

8:30 AM



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February 3, 2011

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.


1.      Resolutions of Bereavement to the families of St. Petersburg Police Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and K-9 Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz.

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.

C.          Consent Agenda (see attached)

D.          Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 9:00 a.m.

E.          Reports

1.         Quarterly Police Update.



2.         Approving a Memorandum of Understanding between Jim Coats, Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida, and the City of St. Petersburg, Florida in the amount of $100,000 to provide operational support for Pinellas Safe Harbor; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.



3.         Evaluation for the Continued Operation of the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility.



4.         A Proposed Gift of Art from the Morean Arts Center to the City.



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



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



7.         Awarding a contract to R.E. Purcell Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $3,485,000 for the Citywide Street Milling and Resurfacing FY 2011 Project.  (Engineering Project Numbers 11003-130; Oracle Number 12853)



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


G.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee a discussion of the Housing Lien and Special Assessment Forgiveness Policy.  (Councilmember Nurse)



2.         Requesting City Council schedule a Committee of the Whole to discuss issuing a Request for Proposal for the Manhattan Casino.  (Councilmember Nurse)



3.         Referring to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee for consideration a possible minimum parking requirement for supportive/senior housing.  (Councilmember Nurse)



4.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee a discussion to strengthen the ordinance prohibiting driving over sidewalks.  (Councilmember Newton)



5.         Requesting to begin the process for adoption of a Waterfront Master Plan as an element in the Comprehensive Plan.  (Councilmember Danner)



6.         Requesting that a Public Forum on the Mahaffey Theater Management Proposals be included on the agenda for the February 17, 2011 meeting following the scheduled Public Hearings.   Further requesting the Administration advertise this forum on WSPF-TV and the City's website and other media deemed appropriate.  (Chair Kennedy)



H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee. (1/27/11)



2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (1/27/11)



(a)    Amending Section 21-38 of the St. Petersburg City Code; allowing the consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages at the St. Petersburg Tennis Center in connection with the use or operation of that facility; and making other corrections.

3.         Housing Services Committee.  (1/27/11)




I.             Legal

1.         Mangrove Bay Golf Course:



(a)    Authorizing the execution and delivery of a lease/purchase agreement with Branch Banking and Trust Company and such other documents as necessary for the lease and purchase of golf carts for Mangrove Bay Golf Course.

(b)   Accepting a bid from Textron, Inc., d/b/a E-Z-GO North Florida for electric golf carts for the Golf Courses Department at a total cost of $188,572.


J.            Open Forum


K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

February 3, 2011


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.         Awarding a contract to R.E. Purcell Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $3,485,000 for the Citywide Street Milling and Resurfacing FY 2011 Project.  (Engineering Project Numbers 11003-130; Oracle Number 12853)  [Moved to Reports as E-7]



(Leisure & Community Services)

2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc., to provide the school readiness program for qualified families for one year commencing April 1, 2011, and ending March 31, 2012.



Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

February 3, 2011


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.         Renewing an agreement with Resource Efficiency Solutions, Inc. for induction light system retrofit kits for the Public Works Administration in an estimated annual amount of $200,000.



2.         Awarding a three-year blanket purchase agreement for office supplies to Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc., at an estimated annual cost of $432,000.



3.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Dell Marketing, LP for desktop and laptop computers, servers, storage devices and peripherals at an estimated annual amount of $380,000.



4.         Renewing agreements with Life Extension Clinics Inc. dba Life Scan Wellness Centers and Lakeside Occupational Medical Centers Inc., for medical exams and substance testing at an estimated annual cost of $248,200.



5.         Renewing blanket purchase agreements with All About Hauling, Inc., Angelo's Aggregate Materials, LLC d/b/a Angelo's Recycled Materials, and Florida Dirt Source, LLC for road and landscape materials at an estimated annual cost of $100,000.



6.         Awarding a three-year agreement to Tri-J Co Towing and Recovery, Inc. for vehicle towing and storage services for the Police, Sanitation and Billing and Collections departments; at an estimated annual amount of $30,000.



End notes











Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100


Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



City Council Meeting

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber





City Council Workshop – Pier (with consultant)

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 10:00 a.m., Room 100


















City Beautiful

6 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/11 , 12/31/12 & 12/31/13)


Commission on Aging

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/13)



International Relations Committee

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)


Nuisance Abatement Board

4 Regular and Alternate Members

(Terms expire 8/31/12, 11/30/12, 12/31/12 & 12/31/13))






End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)