March 3, 2011

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.

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

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

For your convenience, a copy of the agenda material is available for your review at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, and at the City Clerk’s Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North, on the Monday preceding the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The agenda and backup material is posted on the City’s website @ www.stpete.org.  A copy is also available on the podium outside Council Chamber at the start of the Council meeting.

 

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.

 


March 3, 2011

8:30 AM

 

Council Meeting

A.          Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

Invocation by Chaplain Frederick Cooley and Pledge to the Flag of the United States of America.

B.          Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

Presentation

1.      Resolution of Bereavement to the family of St. Petersburg Police Officer David Crawford.

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.

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 1011-G in accordance with Section 1.02(c)(5)A, St. Petersburg City Charter, authorizing the Mayor to accept a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant ("Grant") in  the amount of $150,000 for improvements to Grandview Park; authorizing the restrictions contained in the Project Agreement which require that the City execute and record a notice of limitation of use/site dedication, or such other appropriate document, that dedicates the land developed with grant assistance ("Project Site") and all land within the project boundaries in perpetuity as an outdoor recreation site for the use and benefit of the public ("Dedication") subject to federal and state rules for conversion of the Project Site; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute and record the Dedication in the public record and to execute the Project Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this ordinance; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $150,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Grandview Park Improvements Project (12560).

 

 
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First Reading and First Public Hearings

Setting March 17, 2011 as the second reading and second public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

2.         An Ordinance adopting and enacting a new Code of Ordinances of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and establishing the new Code of Ordinances as the St. Petersburg City Code.

 

 
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E.          Reports

1.         Police Quarterly Update.

 

 
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2.         Update on the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC) Governance Assessment Final Report and Library Interlocal Agreement. (Mary Brown, Executive Director, PPLC)

 

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

 

 
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5.         Tampa Bay Water.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

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

Setting March 17, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

1.         Amending Ordinance No. 702-G to change the "Race Days" for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix Automobile Race and providing that City Council may change future "Race Days" by Resolution.


Setting April 7, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

 

 
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2.         Approving a vacation of a portion of 2nd Avenue North, lying 50 feet west of 16th Street North and 150 feet east of 17th Street North. (City File 10-33000017)

 

 
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G.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee for discussion the lobbying disclosure ordinance.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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2.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee a proposal to create a process to notify a potential buyer before they buy a property listed for possible historical designation at the Mayor's Preservation Summit.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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3.         Requesting to schedule quarterly updates from St. Petersburg Preservation to City Council on the Awards and Presentation meeting date.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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4.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee a voluntary energy efficiency and renewable energy ordinance for consideration.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee. (2/24/11)

 

 
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2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (2/24/11)

 

 
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3.         Housing Services Committee.  (2/24/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to identify City Neighborhood Stabilization Program ("NSP") assistance in the closing statement for NSP housing sales as a reduction to the City's sale proceeds, provided the sale price is established 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 2008.

I.             Legal

1.         Designating the Sgt. Thomas J. Baitinger, Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz and Officer David S. Crawford Memorial Highway.

 

 
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J.            Open Forum

K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I



Consent Agenda A

March 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.

(Purchasing)

1.         Awarding a two-year blanket purchase agreement to CDW Government, LLC for ruggedized laptop computers for the Police, Fire and Water Resources departments at a total cost of $2,376,651 2,430,508; a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,240,881 2,294,737 from the unappropriated balance of the Technology and Infrastructure Fund (5019) to the ICS Department (8502565) for the Police Department will be required; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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2.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with J.H. Williams Oil Company, Inc. for marine grade gasoline, diesel fuel and motor oil for the Downtown Enterprise Facilities Department at an estimated annual cost of $557,100.

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


 

Consent Agenda B


March 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.

 

(Purchasing)

1.         Renewing an agreement with Premier Magnesia, LLC, formerly Premier Chemicals, LLC, a sole source supplier, for wastewater odor control services for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $400,000.

 

 
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2.         Approving a three-year blanket purchase agreement with Neptune Technology Group, Inc., a sole source supplier, for water meters for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $304,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

3.         Approving the plat of Dome Industrial Park Replat I, generally located at 2384 - 8th Avenue South. (City File 10-20000009)

 

 
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4.         Approving a twelve (12) month extension of the Parking Space Use Agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, an agency of the State of Florida, for the use of thirty (30) parking spaces at the Port of St. Petersburg; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into a twenty (20) year Lease Agreement with ITT Corporation, an Indiana for profit corporation, for space in, on and around the new Air Traffic Control Tower to install, maintain and operate aviation surveillance and guidance system equipment under Federal Aviation Administration Contract No. DTFAWA-07-C-00067.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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6.         Approving disbursement of up to $400,000 from the Capital Repair, Renewal and Replacement Sinking Fund Account for Tropicana Field Capital Projects; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $400,000 in the Tropicana Field Capital Fund, Tropicana Field FY11 Improvements Project to enable this disbursement.

 

 
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7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Second Amendment to Lease Agreement with the Tennis Foundation of St. Petersburg, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, to modify the use provision of the Lease Agreement to allow alcoholic beverage sales on that portion of City-owned Bartlett Park located at 650 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg where the Tennis Center Clubhouse is situated. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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(Community Enrichment)

8.         Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program:

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment #0001 to Grant Agreement QFZ1C between the City and the Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") in the amount of $413,227 for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("Agreement"), that adjusts allocations of the Grant amount; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between the City and Pinellas County in the amount of $392,896 for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program ("Agreement"), pursuant to a grant from the Florida Department of Children and Families ("DCF") that modifies paragraph 2.1 of the Agreement to allocate no more than $265,896 for Financial Assistance; no more than $125,000 for Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services; and no more than $2,000 for Data Collection and Evaluation, in accordance with Amendment #0001 to the DCF Grant Agreement; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(Miscellaneous)

9.         Resolution concurring with the Administration's proposal for an Urban and Community Forestry Grant ("Proposal") in an amount up to $10,000 from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry ("Department") for a tree planting project in the Childs Park Lake area and on adjacent public rights-of-ways; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to submit the Proposal; to execute an Urban and Community Forestry Grant Maintenance Memorandum of Agreement with the Department in accordance with the Department's Request for Proposals and City procedures, if awarded a Grant; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

City Council Workshop – Mirror Lake Complex Update

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Committee of the Whole

Thursday, March 3, 2011, immediately following the City Council Meeting, Room 100

 

Establishment of an independent citizens group to dialogue on race related issues

Council Committee Procedures

 

 

City Council Workshop – Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Scope Discussion

Thursday, March 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)