April 7, 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:

 

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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April 7, 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.

Open Forum

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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.          Awards and Presentations

1.         Proclamation recognizing the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Inc.

 

 
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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 1024-V 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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F.           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.         Mahaffey Theater Management. [To be taken up at the end of the Agenda.]

 

 
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5.         International Relations Committee.  (Oral) (Council Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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6.         U. S. Department of Energy (USDOE):

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Phase II of the Solar Parks Initiative Assistance Agreement with the U. S. Department of Energy (USDOE) in the amount of $1,000,000 to be deposited into the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), to enhance  solar power installations within City Parks for a total not to exceed Assistance Agreement amount of $2,427,250; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $1,000,000 from the increase in unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), to the Solar Parks Initiative Grant Project resulting from these additional revenues.  (Engineering Project No. 10237-017; Oracle No.12710)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and The Science Center of Pinellas County, Inc. for a photovoltaic systems exhibit and related classroom curriculum pursuant to a United States Department of Energy Assistance Agreement to install solar power systems within City Parks.  (Engineering Project No. 10237-017; Oracle No.12710)

7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with Assisted Living of Florida Limited, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the use of the Vearl Scott Neighborhood Family Center, located at 1201 - 7th Avenue South within a portion of the City-owned Campbell Park, for a period of thirty-six (36) months at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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8.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Construction Agreement ("Agreement") between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") for construction activities for the Two Way Conversion of 4th Street South (SR 678) between 5th Avenue South and 4th Avenue South Project and all other documents necessary to effectuate the Agreement. (Engineering Project No. 10047-112; Oracle No. 12104)

 

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

Setting April 21, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.         Ordinance amending Section 26-159 of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding limitations on parking domestic equipment in residential areas; changing the time restrictions on parking domestic equipment in the right-of-way; and providing for clarifications.

 

 
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2.         Ordinance providing for the sale and consumption of beer and wine only for a Special Event to be held on April 29, 2011 during the prohibited hours; and providing exemptions from certain City Code Sections.

 

 
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H.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee a discussion regarding youth curfew.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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2.         Requesting to add to the Capital Improvement Budget replacement of the sidewalk on the south side of the 2400 block of Central Avenue.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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3.         Requesting City Council consider adoption of a resolution to urge the State Legislature to respect the constitutional and statutory Home Rule Authority of local governments with regards to the enactment, monitoring and enforcement of nitrogen and phosphorus control ordinances.  (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution urging the State Legislature to refrain from approving legislation that preempts local government authority to reasonable regulate the use and sale of nitrogen and phosphorus-based fertilizers.

4.         Requesting City Council adopt an ordinance in favor of an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax exemption.   (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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5.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee a discussion of a proposal regarding tax incentives for small businesses.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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I.             Council Committee Reports

1.         Co-Sponsored Events Committee.  (3/17/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution in accordance with City Code Section 21-38 (d) exempting The Cuervo Games and The 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ from the restrictions in City Code Section 21-38 (d) on the issuance of a permit for alcoholic beverages (for on premises consumption only) to be sold, served, dispensed, possessed, used and/or consumed in: 1) Vinoy Park for The Cuervo Games to be held June 18, 2011 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.; and 2) Vinoy Park for The 97X Memorial Day Backyard BBQ May 28, 2011, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

2.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (3/24/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution accepting the proposal and approving the award of a consulting agreement ("Agreement") to Logan Management Group, Inc., dba Strategic Partners for a management evaluation of the City's Teen, Arts, Sports & Cultural Opportunities out of School Time (TASCO OST) Program and/or the City's Summer Youth Intern Program (SYIP) subject to finalization of the Agreement; authorizing the negotiation and finalization of the statement of work for the Agreement; and authorizing the City Council Chair to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction upon finalization and approval by the Budget, Finance and Taxation Council Committee of the statement of work.

3.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (3/24/11)

 

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

 

 
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(a)    Resolution approving amendments ("Plan Amendments") to the City's Local housing Assistance ("SHIP") Program for FY 2006-2009 and FY 2009-2012 ("Current Plan"); authorizing the submission of the plan amendments to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate the current plans, as amended; and to expend funds in accordance with the current plans, as amended, upon approval by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

5.         Committee of the Whole.  (3/24/11)

 

 
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(a)    Amended Quasi-Judicial Procedures.

(b)   Resolution providing procedures for meetings of Council Committees.

6.         Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  (3/30/11)

 

 
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J.            Legal

1.         Requesting that City Council authorize the Mayor or his designee to execute a Pretreatment Agreement with the City of Treasure Island.

 

 
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2.         Requesting that City Council authorize the Mayor or his designee and the City Attorney or his designee to enter into a Settlement Stipulation in Edward W. Netscher v. City of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Water, A Regional Water Supply Authority, Case No. 09-18372, filed in the Circuit Court for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida.

 

 
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K.          Open Forum

 

L.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I



Consent Agenda A

April 7, 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.         Approving the purchase of four replacement aerial trucks from Altec Industries, Inc. for the Fleet Management Department at a total cost of $524,432.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

2.         Ratifying and approving the acceptance of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") in the amount of $3,709,133  ("Grant") for the City's Neighborhood Stabilization Program - 3 ("NSP - 3") and the execution of a Grant agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate acceptance of the Grant by the Mayor or his designee; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $3,709,133 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the NSP Fund (1114) resulting from these additional revenues.

 

 
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(Public Works)

3.         U. S. Department of Energy (USDOE):  [Moved to Reports as F-6]

 

 
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(a)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Phase II of the Solar Parks Initiative Assistance Agreement with the U. S. Department of Energy (USDOE) in the amount of $1,000,000 to be deposited into the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), to enhance  solar power installations within City Parks for a total not to exceed Assistance Agreement amount of $2,427,250; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $1,000,000 from the increase in unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), to the Solar Parks Initiative Grant Project resulting from these additional revenues.  (Engineering Project No. 10237-017; Oracle No.12710)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and The Science Center of Pinellas County, Inc. for a photovoltaic systems exhibit and related classroom curriculum pursuant to a United States Department of Energy Assistance Agreement to install solar power systems within City Parks.  (Engineering Project No. 10237-017; Oracle No.12710)

Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

April 7, 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.

(City Development)

1.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with Assisted Living of Florida Limited, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the use of the Vearl Scott Neighborhood Family Center, located at 1201 - 7th Avenue South within a portion of the City-owned Campbell Park, for a period of thirty-six (36) months at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)  [Moved to Reports as F-7]

 

 
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2.         Approving the plat of American Heights Subdivision, generally located at 1900 - 46th Avenue North. (City File 10-20000008)

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one-year State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") Maintenance Agreement Standard Agency Format between the City and 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 $280,751.53.

 

 
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(Public Works)

4.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Construction Agreement ("Agreement") between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") for construction activities for the Two Way Conversion of 4th Street South (SR 678) between 5th Avenue South and 4th Avenue South Project and all other documents necessary to effectuate the Agreement. (Engineering Project No. 10047-112; Oracle No. 12104)  [Moved to Reports as F-8]

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Local Agency Program Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") for participation by FDOT in the design activities of the Walter Fuller Park Trail Project in an amount not to exceed $120,000; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $120,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants Capital Projects Fund (3004), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Walter Fuller Trail Project (13143).  (FDOT Financial Project No. 430435 1 38 01)

 

 
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6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Supplement No. 1 to the Local Agency Program Agreement executed on September 13, 2010, between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT"); that reduces the construction costs for the North Bay Trail (Phase II B) Project in the amount of $252,870, rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants Capital Projects Fund (3004) in the amount of $252,870 from the North Bay Trail (Phase II B) Project (12773).  (FDOT Financial Project No. 428019 1 58 01) (Engineering Project No. 09018-412; Oracle No. 12773)

 

 
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(Appointments)

7.         Confirming the appointment of Jason T. Martino as a regular member to the Commission on Aging to fill an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2013.

 

 
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8.         Confirming the appointment of Richard B. Franz III as a regular member to the Arts Advisory Committee to fill an unexpired three-year term ending September 30, 2012.

 

 
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9.         Confirming the Mayor's appointments to the Consolidated Plan Ad Hoc Application Review Committee for FY 2011/2012.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (April 7, 2011)

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Committee of the Whole – Rio Vista Park/Weeki Wachee

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 2:00 p.m. Room 100

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (April 21, 2011)

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Summits – 6:00 p.m.

April 27 at Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 9th Street North

May 18 at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd Street North

June 22 at Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Avenue South

 

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)

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)