July 21, 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.

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 two weeks preceding the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The agenda and backup material is also posted on the City’s website at www.stpete.org and generally electronically updated the Friday preceding the meeting and again the day preceding the meeting. The updated agenda and backup material can be viewed at all St. Petersburg libraries. An updated 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.

 


July 21, 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.          Awards and Presentations

1.         Introduction of visiting student ambassadors from Sister City Takamatsu, Japan.

 

 
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2.         Proclamation recognizing July as Parks and Recreation Month.

 

 
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E.          Correspondence

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

Setting August 4, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.         Approving a vacation of a 10-foot wide east-west alley in the block bound by 9th Avenue South, 25th Street South, Irving Avenue South and Yale Street South. (City File 11-33000004)

 

 
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2.         Approving a vacation of multiple rights-of-way in the block bound by Preston Street South, 13th Avenue South, 19th Street South and 14th Avenue South. (City File 10-33000016)

 

 
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3.         Approving a vacation of Pine Street Northeast, south of 64th Avenue Northeast, and the vacation of Davenport Avenue Northeast, east of Pershing Street Northeast. (City File 10-33000014)

 

 
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4.         Ordinance amending Section 1.02 of the City Charter of the City of St. Petersburg, Ordinance 118-F as amended, providing for the calling of a Special Municipal Election to be held on November 8, 2011, providing for the amendment of Section 1.02 (c) (4) of the City Charter to provide for a twenty-five year Council approved lease limitation instead of the current ten-year lease limitation for City owned waterfront Port property and abutting submerged lands.

 

 
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5.         Ordinance providing for a Referendum as part of the General City Election to be held on November 8, 2011, providing for authorization for City Council to grant Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions if the ballot question contained in this ordinance is approved by a majority of the electors voting on said question at the November 8, 2011 election; and providing for findings.

 

 
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6.         Ordinance repealing Section 7-137 of the St. Petersburg City Code; creating Section 7-138 of the St. Petersburg City Code, to establish a managed mooring field in North Yacht Basin; providing for rules and regulations; providing for violations; and excluding vessels without a permit from the mooring field.

 

 
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7.         Establishing the form of the Ballot for Referendum Questions for the City Election on November 8, 2011.

 

 
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G.          Reports

1.         Fiscal Year 2012 Budget:

 

 
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(a)    Resolution adopting proposed millage rates for Fiscal Year 2012.

(b)   Resolution setting a date for public hearings upon the tentative budget and proposed millage rate for Fiscal Year 2012.

2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 08 08 CDM/W, to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Camp Dresser McKee, Inc., in the amount of $194,035, for a total amount of $243,868, for Sludge Treatment Process Evaluation. (Engineering Project No. 11041 111; Oracle No. 13128)

 

 
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H.          New Business

I.             Council Committee Reports

J.            Legal


K.          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 1492.

 

 
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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 384.

 

 
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3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1154.

 

 
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4.         Resolution approving the FY 2011-2016 Consolidated Plan and FY 2011/12 Annual Action Plan (collectively, "Plans"); authorizing the Mayor or his designee to submit the Plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to execute all documents necessary for implementation of the Plans.

 

 
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5.         Public Comments on the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan.

 

 

 
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L.          Open Forum

 

M.        Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda


July 21, 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 five (5) year agreement with the St. Petersburg Yacht Club at nominal rent for the operation of the St. Petersburg Sailing Center located at 250 Second Avenue Southeast, St. Petersburg; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement.  (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with The Junior League of St. Petersburg Fla. Incorporated., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for nominal consideration, for the use of an unimproved City-owned parcel located at approximately 2180 - 13th Avenue South for parking vehicles while hosting a community event.

 

 
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3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with the University of South Florida, a public body corporate, for its College of Marine Science, for the use of a ±100 square foot area in Campbell Park on the bank of Booker Creek for the operation of a weather and water monitoring station, for a period of thirty-six (36) months, at a rent of $36.00 for the term.  (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

4.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Amendment ("Amendment") to the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Memorandum of Agreement ("Agreement") between the City and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry for the development of a tree inventory system, extending the term of the Agreement; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Amendment.

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement between the City and the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, to provide school buses and drivers for City-sponsored field trips and to Before and Afterschool programs from August 24, 2011 through August 23, 2012, and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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(Public Works)

6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 08 08 CDM/W, to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Camp Dresser McKee, Inc., in the amount of $194,035, for a total amount of $243,868, for Sludge Treatment Process Evaluation. (Engineering Project No. 11041 111; Oracle No. 13128)  [Moved to Reports as G-2]

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

7.         Approving the appointment of poll workers for the August 30, 2011 Municipal Primary Election.

 

 
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8.         Approving precinct polling locations for the August 30, 2011 Municipal Election.

 

 
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9.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Mentor Recruitment and Training Agreement with the Pinellas County Education Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $53,000 and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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10.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $108.31 from Pinellas County as the City's share of the interest earned on the FY 2008 Edward Byrne memorial Justice Assistance Grant ("JAG") for funding of law enforcement initiatives as set out in County's grant application, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $108.31 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Police Grant Trust Fund (1702), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Police Department JAG 2008 Project (12293).

 

 
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11.     Resolution rescinding the unencumbered appropriation in the City Facilities Capital Improvement Fund (3031) in the amount of $150,000 from the Police HVAC Project (11193) ("Rescission"); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $150,000 resulting from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the City Facilities Capital Improvement Fund (3031) resulting from the Rescission, to the Police K9 Compound Project (13183).

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

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

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

 

Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Thursday, July 14, 2011, following Agenda Review, Room 100

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates (August 4, 2011)

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

City Council Workshop – Historic Preservation

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 2:00 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)