June 16, 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.

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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.

 


June 16, 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 July 14, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.         Ordinance amending Sections 12-11(4) and 13-95 (c)  of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding fire code inspection fees and reports; clarifying how fire code inspection fees are assessed; clarifying that compliance for fire code inspections shall be in accordance with applicable state and City fire codes; clarifying the responsibility of scheduling fire code inspections and payment of fire code inspection fees; changing the fire code inspection cycle; and deleting Section 13-95(d) and 13-95(e).

 

 
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E.          Reports

1.         Pier Competition Process and Jury Confirmation.

 

 
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2.         Muvico Parking Validation Agreement.

 

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

 

 
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4.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant from the State of Florida Department of Education ("Department") in an amount up to $432,249 for the City's summer food program and to execute a grant agreement and all other documents necessary with the Department; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $432,249 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues.

 

 
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5.         Clam Bayou Trail Phase II.

 

 
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F.           New Business

1.         Referring to the Housing Services Committee for discussion the status of the Jamestown Housing Complex.  (Councilmember Curran)

 

 
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G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (6/9/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution accepting the proposal and approving the award of a consulting 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 the City's Summer Youth Intern Program ("SYIP") in an amount not to exceed $25,000; and authorizing the Chair of the Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(b)   Resolution approving an Agreement for Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, KRMT Tampa Bay Division, to perform the annual audit of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida's Books and Records for Fiscal Years 2011, 2012 and 2013 and provide related services; and authorizing the Chair of the Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee to execute the Agreement and to approve and execute certain amendments and engagement letters.

2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (6/9/11)

 

 
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3.         Arts Funding Committee.  (6/9/11)

 

 
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4.         Committee of the Whole.  (6/2/11)

 

 

 
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H.          Legal

1.         Proposed settlement in the case of Ruth Johnson v. City of St. Petersburg.

 

 
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2.         Final adoption of Ordinance recodifying the City Code.

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I.             Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 6:00 P.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.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Lot Clearing Number 1491.

 

 
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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 383.

 

 
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3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1153.

 

 
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4.         Ordinance 1019-G 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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5.         Intown Redevelopment Plan

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 1018-G 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 IRP-2011-1)

(b)   Resolution approving the Third Amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Pinellas County, Florida for the commitment of Tax Increment Revenues in the Intown Redevelopment Area.

 

~ CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING & RECESS CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~

 


St. Petersburg

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

June 16, 2011

1.         City Council Convenes as Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

 
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2.         Resolution making a recommendation on amendments to 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 IRP-2011-01)

 

 
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3.         Adjourn Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

~ RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ~

City council takes Executive Action on Ordinance 1018-G and related Resolution. [Item I-5 (a) & (b)]

Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

 

Swearing in of witnesses.  Representatives of City Administration, the appli­cant/appellant, opponents, and members of the public who wish to speak at the public hearing must declare that he or she will testify truthfully by taking an oath or affirmation in the following form:

 

"Do you swear or affirm that the evidence you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

 

The oath or affirmation will be administered prior to the presentation of testimony and will be administered in mass to those who wish to speak.  Persons who submit cards to speak after the administration of the oath, who have not been previously sworn, will be sworn prior to speaking.   For detailed procedures to be followed for Quasi-Judicial Proceedings, please see yellow sheet attached to this agenda.

6.         Amending the Future Land Use Map and zoning designations 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)

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 696-L amending the Future Land Use Map designation from PR-R (Planned Redevelopment-Residential) to R/OG (Residential/Office General).

(b)   Ordinance 725-Z rezoning the above described property from NT-1 (Neighborhood Traditional) to CRS-1 (Corridor Residential Suburban), or other less intensive use.

(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.

J.            Open Forum

 

 

K.          Adjournment

CRA

 

 

 
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Consent Agenda I

nsent Agenda II


Consent Agenda


June 16, 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.         Awarding a contract to Rowland, Inc. in the amount of $415,000 for Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation FY 2011 (Engineering Project No. 10057-111; Oracle No. 12949).

 

 
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2.         Approving the purchase of replacement vehicles from Garber Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC Truck, Inc. for the Fleet Management Department at a total cost of $200,263.

 

 
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3.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Smith Industries, Inc., d/b/a Smith Fence Company, for fencing and repairs at an estimated annual cost of $200,000.

 

 
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4.         Awarding blanket purchase agreements to Alba Cleaning, Inc. and JT Bay, LLC d/b/a Performance Cleaning Group for custodial services at an estimated annual cost of $194,557.

 

 
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5.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Designlab, Inc. for police and fire uniforms at an estimated annual cost of $105,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to Lease Agreement with BiPlane Rides, Inc., a Florida corporation, for the use of a fifty (50) square foot area of interior retail floor space on the first floor of the Galbraith Terminal Building at Albert Whitted Airport for a period of one (1) year at a rental rate of $52.00 per month, plus utility expense at a rate of $50.00 per month, with the right to request extensions for three (3) additional one (1) year terms, subject to approval by City Council. (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with Pinellas Studio of Dance, Inc., a Florida Profit corporation, for use of +6,140 sq. ft. within the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club building located at 559 Mirror Lake Drive North, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years at rental rate of $300.00 per month. (Requires an 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 License Agreement with Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, for use of ±512 sq. ft. of office space and classroom/lobby areas within City-owned Enoch Davis Center located at 1111 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years, at a rental rate of $102.40 per month, plus $20.00 per month for telephone line access.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

9.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant from the State of Florida Department of Education ("Department") in an amount up to $432,249 for the City's summer food program and to execute a grant agreement and all other documents necessary with the Department; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $432,249 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues.  [Moved to Reports as E-4]

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

10.     Approving minutes of the April 7, April 14 and April 21, 2011 City Council meetings.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (June 16, 2011)

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Room 100

 

Committee of the Whole

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Room 100

(1) Ad Valorem Tax Referendum

(2) Youth Services/JWB Partnership

 

City Council Workshop – Mirror Lake

Thursday, June 16, 2011, immediately following the Committee of the Whole, Room 100

 

City Council FY12 Budget Follow-up Workshop

Thursday, June 16, 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

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee - Thursday, June 23, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee - Thursday, June 23, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

Housing Services Committee - Thursday, June 23, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

City Council Special Session

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:30 p.m., Council Chamber

 

City Council Workshop – Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

City Council Workshop - EMS

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 3:30 p.m., Room 100


 

 

City Beautiful

6 Regular Members

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

 

Commission on Aging

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

 

 

International Relations Committee

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

 

Nuisance Abatement Board

2 Alternate Members

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

 

 

 

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)


PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS:

 

1.             Anyone wishing to speak must fill out a yellow card and present the card to the Clerk.  All speakers must be sworn prior to presenting testimony.  No cards may be submitted after the close of the Public Hearing.  Each party and speaker is limited to the time limits set forth herein and may not give their time to another speaker or party.

 

2.             At any time during the proceeding, City Council members may ask questions of any speaker or party.  The time consumed by Council questions and answers to such questions shall not count against the time frames allowed herein.  Burden of proof: in all appeals, the Appellant bears the burden of proof; in variance application cases, the Applicant bears the burden of proof; in rezoning and land use cases, the Owner bears the burden of proof except in cases initiated by the City, in which event the City Administration bears the burden of proof. Waiver of Objection: at any time during this proceeding Council Members may leave the Council Chamber for short periods of time.  At such times they continue to hear testimony because the audio portion of the hearing is transmitted throughout City Hall by speakers.  If any party has an objection to a Council Member leaving the Chamber during the hearing, such objection must be made at the start of the hearing.  If an objection is not made as required herein it shall be deemed to have been waived.

 

3.             Initial Presentation.  Each party shall be allowed ten (10) minutes for their initial presentation. 

 

                a.         Presentation by City Administration.

 

                b.         Presentation by Applicant followed by the Appellant, if different. If Appellant and Applicant are different entities then each is allowed the allotted time for each part of these procedures. In connection with land use and zoning ordinances where the City is the applicant, the land owner(s) shall be given the time normally reserved for the Applicant/Appellant, unless the land owner is the Appellant.

 

c.         Presentation by Opponent.  If anyone wishes to utilize the initial presentation time provided for an Opponent, said individual shall register with the City Clerk at least one week prior to the scheduled public hearing. If there is an Appellant who is not the Applicant, then no Opponent is allowed.

 

4.             Public Hearing.  A Public Hearing will be conducted during which anyone may speak for 3 minutes.  Speakers should limit their testimony to information relevant to the ordinance or application and criteria for review.

 

5.             Cross Examination.  Each party shall be allowed five (5) minutes for cross examination.  All questions shall be addressed to the Chair and then (at the discretion of the Chair) asked either by the Chair or by the party conducting the cross examination of the appropriate witness.  One (1) representative of each party shall conduct the cross examination.  If anyone wishes to utilize the time provided for cross examination and rebuttal as an Opponent, and no one has previously registered with the Clerk, said individual shall notify the City Clerk prior to the conclusion of the Public Hearing.  If no one gives such notice, there shall be no cross examination or rebuttal by Opponent(s).  If more than one person wishes to utilize the time provided for Opponent(s), the City Council shall by motion determine who shall represent Opponent(s).

 

                a.         Cross examination by Opponents.

                b.         Cross examination by City Administration. 

                c.         Cross examination by Appellant followed by Applicant, if different.

 

6.             Rebuttal/Closing.  Each party shall have five (5) minutes to provide a closing argument or rebuttal.

                a.         Rebuttal by Opponents.  

                b.         Rebuttal by City Administration. 

                c.         Rebuttal by Appellant followed by the Applicant, if different.