June 2, 2011

8:30 AM




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June 2, 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


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 1025-V 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)


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2.         Ordinance 1017-G 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.


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First Reading and First Public Hearings

Setting August 18, 2011 as the second reading and second public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

3.         City-initiated amendments to the Future Land Use Map or the Future Land Use Map and Official Zoning Map designations for approximately 185 parcels of land located throughout the City, totaling an estimated 71 acres.  These amendments are being proposed for one of two reasons: 1) To correct "glitches" or mapping errors committed by the City in the October 2006 adoption of the Future Land Use Map and Official Zoning Map amendments that implemented the St. Pete Vision 2020 Plan and the new Land Development Regulations (LDRs); or 2) The changes are considered appropriate based on expected future conditions and to further the City's economic development objectives. (City File FLUM-10(A))


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(a)    Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map designations of approximately 185 parcels of land located throughout the City, totaling an estimated 71 acres.

(b)   Ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map designations for certain parcels, described above.

(c)    Resolution requesting amendment to the Countywide Future Land Use Plan, as described above, to comply with the requirements of the Pinellas Planning Council and Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

(d)   Resolution transmitting the proposed amendment for state, regional and county review, in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes.

4.         Ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map designations of approximately 29 parcels of land, totaling an estimated 6.5 acres, generally located on the south side of 5th Avenue South, between 33rd Street South and 28th Street South and the west side of 28th Street South, between 5th Avenue South and the alley south of Fairfield Avenue South, to correct "glitches" or mapping errors committed by the City in the October 2006 adoption of amendments that implemented the Vision 2020 Plan and new Land Development Regulations (LDRs).  (City File ZM-2(A))


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Second Reading and Second Public Hearings

5.         Ordinance 1016-G amending the Local Government Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II. F.S., related to the adoption of text amendments to the General Introduction and Definitions, Future Land Use Element, Coastal Management Element and the Transportation Element. (City File LGCP-2011-01)


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E.          Reports

1.         Police Quarterly 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.         City Beautiful Commission.  (Councilmember Dudley) (oral)


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


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

Setting June 16, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Amending the Intown Redevelopment Plan to include $2.5 million in tax increment financing approved by City Council to support the completion of the Salvador Dali Museum; clarifying reference to Municipal Pier Project; update descriptions to reflect current conditions and remove specific development targets on downtown blocks; update maps and graphics; and correct scrivener's errors. (City File IPR-2011-1)


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2.         Authorizing encumbrances on Albert Whitted Municipal Airport property in accordance with Section 1.02(c)(5)B., St. Petersburg City Charter, for receipt of a Florida Department of Transportation grant in the amount of $74,328 for the purchase and installation of a security camera system for the airport; authorizing the Mayor to apply for and accept the Grant in the amount of $74,328; authorizing the Mayor to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Ordinance; and approving supplemental appropriations from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Airport Capital Improvement Fund (4033).


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3.         Amending the Future Land Use Map and zoning designation for an estimated 2,400 sq. ft. or 0.05 acre area generally located on the west side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North, approximately 100 feet south of 54th Avenue North. (City File FLUM-11)  [Quasi-Judicial Proceeding]


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(a)    Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map designation from PR-R (Planned Redevelopment-Residential) to R/OG (Residential/Office General).

(b)   Ordinance rezoning the above described property from NT-1 (Neighborhood Traditional) to CRS-1 (Corridor Residential Suburban), or other less intensive use.

G.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee a discussion to request the State and/or Federal government create a ban on all assault weapons.  (Councilmember Kornell)


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2.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee discussion on proposing an ordinance to require two security guards at apartment complexes. (Councilmember Kornell)


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3.         Referring to the Housing Services Committee a discussion relative to the legality of requiring background checks on tenants at apartment complexes.  (Councilmember Kornell)


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4.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee a presentation from Mr. Keith Hulbert of Cadence Infrastructure on ways to create funding solutions for capital projects and operational expenses.   (Councilmember Newton)


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5.         Requesting Administration sign on to mayorsagainstillegalguns.org and request Administration to organize a regional campaign to educate the public on the simple steps to reduce the number of guns stolen.


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6.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for discussion the creation of a comprehensive Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.  (Councilmember Kornell)


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7.         Appointing a member of City Council to the Pier Competitive Design Jury.  (Chair Kennedy)


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H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Committee of the Whole.  (5/19/11)


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2.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (5/26/11)


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3.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (5/26/11) [CANCELLED]


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4.         Housing Services Committee.  (5/26/11) [CANCELLED]


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5.         Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  (5/26/11)


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I.             Legal


J.            Open Forum



K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

onsent Agenda II

Consent Agenda

June 2, 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.         Awarding three-year blanket purchase agreements to Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation; DJ/PJ Inc. d/b/a JW Appley & Son; Imagineering Inc., and Plasma-Therm LLC for machine shop work, welding and fabrication services at an estimated annual cost of $329,000.


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(City Development)

2.         Approving the plat for St. Anthony's Fourth Replat, generally located at 1200 - 7th Avenue North. (City File 10-20000001)


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3.         Approving the termination of the existing lease between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City") and Hui Panjia d/b/a Hong Kong ("Tenant") for Space No. 1016 at The Pier dated November 1, 2008; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a new Lease Agreement for Space No. 1016 at The Pier for a one (1) year term commencing May 1, 2011 and expiring April 30, 2012.


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(Leisure & Community Services)

4.         Accepting a grant from the Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. ("CCC") in the amount of $11,727 to provide an overlay program entitled Digital Photo On The Go, Digital Video On The Go and Digital Audio On The Go; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction with CCC; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $11,727 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues to the Parks and Recreation Department TASCO DPOTG FY11 Project.


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(Public Works)

5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into a maintenance agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and the State of Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of performing roadway sweeping on selected primary roadways in Pinellas County, Florida.


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6.         Resolution requiring appointments to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority be referred to the City Council Housing Committee before being placed on a City Council Agenda for Confirmation by City Council.


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7.         2011 Primary Election:


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(a)    Calling Primary Election for August 30, 2011 which is ten weeks prior to the General Municipal Election.

(b)   Approving a contract with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections for support services for the 2011 Primary Election.

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Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



FY12 Operating Budget Workshop

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., Room 100



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100


Housing Services Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (June 2, 2011)

Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100



Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2011, immediately following Agenda Review, Room 100


City Council Pier Follow-Up Workshop

Thursday, May 26, 2011, immediately following LAIR meeting, Room 100


City Council Workshop – Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

Thursday, June 2, 2011, immediately following City Council, 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 Members

(Terms 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)