May 19, 2011

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.

3.            Please do not address Council from your seat.  If asked by Council to speak to an issue, please do so from the podium.

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

5.            Please be courteous to other members of the audience by keeping side conversations to a minimum.

6.            The Fire Code prohibits anyone from standing in the aisles or in the back of the room.

7.            If other seating is available, please do not occupy the seats reserved for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.



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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.


May 19, 2011

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.

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

Setting June 2, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         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)



2.         Ordinance adding Section 27-284 to the St. Petersburg City Code requiring any person who obtains a permit to demolish a structure within City limits to deliver the debris generated by such demolition to a facility capable of recycling demolition debris and to provide the City with evidence that the debris was delivered to such a recycling facility.



3.         Ordinance amending Section of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding exempt signs; amending Section regarding prohibited signs; allowing informational, directional, and regulatory signs within rights-of-way, on publicly-owned land, on easements for the use of the City or public utility service providers, or in or upon any body of water within City limits only if such signs are installed by the City or with the City's approval; and providing that the person or business who owns or is advertised or identified on off-premises signs or signs within rights-of-way, on publicly-owned land, or on easements for the use of the City or public utility service providers shall be presumed to have permitted the placement of the sign in the absence of evidence to the contrary.



E.          Reports

1.         Community Homelessness Strategic Action Plan - Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis Reports - Phases I, II, and III of VII Phases, by Dr. Robert Marbut.



2.         Tampa Bay Estuary Program Update. (Councilmember Kornell) (oral)



3.         Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.  (Councilmember Newton) (oral)



4.         Tampa Bay Water.  (Councilmember Nurse) (oral)



5.         City Beautiful Commission.  (Councilmember Dudley) (oral)



F.           New Business

1.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee for discussion the possible adoption of a conflict-free products resolution regarding the use of the Congo's conflict minerals in consumer electronics.  (Councilmember Kornell)



2.         Requesting Council's confirmation of the Chair's appointments to the City Council Youth Services Committee. (Chair Kennedy)



G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (5/12/11)



2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (5/12/11)



3.         Arts Funding Committee.  (5/12/11)



H.          Legal

1.         Permission to add the City of St Petersburg as an amicus to the memorandum of support for  a rehearing or in the event a rehearing is denied to an appellate brief  regarding the 2nd DCA  case of Communication Workers of America, et al v. City of Gainesville, Case No. 1D10-1616.




I.             Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 6:00 PM

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 1490.



2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 382.



3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1152.




J.            Open Forum



K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

May 19, 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.         Accepting a proposal from Tri-State Employment Services, Inc. for temporary staffing services at an estimated annual cost of $606,000.



Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

May 19, 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.         54th Avenue South Sidepath - Pedestrian Bridge Project:



(a)    Awarding a contract to Tampa Bay Construction and Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $138,858 for the 54th Avenue South Sidepath - Pedestrian Bridge Project.  (Engineering Project No. 08070-112; Oracle No. 11961)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment 1 to Task Order No. 08-1-BE/T to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Bayside Engineering in the amount of $15,000 for construction phase professional engineering services for the 54th Avenue South Sidepath Pedestrian Bridge, for a total amount not to exceed $262,298.  FPN 413701 1 38/58/01 (Engineering Project No. 08070-112; Oracle No. 11961)

2.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with G.A. Food Services of Pinellas County, Inc. db/a G.A. Food Service, Inc. for the Summer Food Service Program for the Parks and Recreation Department at an estimated annual amount of $332,028



3.         Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Sunbelt Sod & Grading Company and McCoy Sod and Landscaping, Inc. for sod at an estimated annual cost of $200,000.



4.         Awarding a bid from Constructive Resource, Inc. d/b/a AAA Solar Source for solar thermal water heater installations at city facilities for the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department at a total cost of $169,250, pursuant to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) awarded to the city by the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE").



(City Development)

5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute amendments to two  existing grants from the FAA in the amount of $17,793 for design changes and $68,379 for construction for the taxiway "D", Ramp and Reils project; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $87,829 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Airport Capital Projects Fund (4033), resulting from these additional revenues, approving a transfer from the Airport Operating Fund (4031) to the Airport Capital Projects Fund (4033) in the amount of $1,657; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.



(Leisure & Community Services)

6.         Resolution amending City Council Resolution No. 2010-571 to increase the $120,000 Home Investment Partnership ("HOME") 0% interest Non-recourse, Subordinate Loan authorized to Broadwater Place, Inc., a Boley Centers, Inc. Subsidiary to a new loan amount of $170,000; providing that all other provisions of Resolution No. 2010-571 not amended herein shall remain in full force and effect; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.




7.         Confirming the appointment of Ada M. McFarley and Joseph L. Smith as regular members to the Nuisance Abatement Board to fill unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2013, respectively.



8.         Confirming the appointment of Ashon Jahi Nesbitt and Ann Thompson Taylor as regular members to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority to fill unexpired four-year terms ending December 31, 2014.




9.         Approving minutes of the March 3, March 10 and March 17, 2011 City Council meetings.



10.     Resolution amending Resolution 2011-150; and providing procedures for meetings of Council Committees.



End notes











Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



Consolidated Plan Review Committee

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100



FY12 CIP Budget Workshop

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100


Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (May 19, 2011)

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



City Council Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber




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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd Street North



Committee of the Whole

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100




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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 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)