August 4, 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:

 

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.

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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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.


August 4, 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.          Awards and Presentations

1.         Presentation recognizing Firefighter Winthrop M. Newton for being named the State Firefighter of the Year by Governor Rick Scott.

 

 
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2.         Proclamation recognizing August 7-13, 2011 as National Stop On Red Week.

 

 
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E.          Correspondence

F.           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 1026-V 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.         Ordinance 1027-V 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.         Ordinance 1028-V 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 1021-G 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 1022-G 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 1024-G establishing the form of the Ballot for Referendum Questions for the City Election on November 8, 2011.

 

 
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7.         Municipal Marina - North (Vinoy) Yacht Basin Mooring Field:

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance 1023-G 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.

(b)   Awarding a contract to Tampa Bay Marine, Inc. in the amount of $324,404 for the Municipal Marina - North (Vinoy) Yacht Basin Mooring Field. (Engineering Project Number 07055-119; Oracle Number 12113)

(c)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 05-05-MNE (R2) to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Moffatt & Nichol, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $93,950 for Construction Phase Services for Municipal Marina - North (Vinoy) Yacht Basin Mooring Field - Phase 1 for a total amount of $193,730.  (Engineering Project Number 07055-119; Oracle Project Number 12113)

First Reading and First Public Hearings

Setting August 18, 2011 as the Second Reading and Second Public Hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

8.         Proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations, City Code Chapter 16, regarding off-premise signage (billboards), and proposed agreements with Clear Channel Outdoor to permanently remove 80 static billboards and replace eight (8) remaining static billboard faces with digital billboard faces and CBS Outdoor to permanently remove 14 static billboard faces and replace one (1) remaining static billboard face with a digital billboard face. (City File LDR-2009-10)

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance amending the Sign Code; providing for allowing off-premise digital signs in conjunction with an agreement removing non-conforming off-premise signs; providing for limitations on size; providing standards for lighting; providing for messages; and providing and effective date.

(b)   Resolution approving the billboard relocation and reconstruction agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

(c)    Resolution approving the billboard relocation and reconstruction agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and CBS Outdoor, Inc. and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

G.          Reports

1.         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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2.         Pinellas Planning Council Update.  (Councilmember Kennedy) (Oral)

 

 
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3.         Pier International Design Competition Update. (Oral)

 

 
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4.         Authorizing the acceptance of funding for FY 2011-2012 under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Program in the amount of $218,027 from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation ("FHFC") for the purpose of providing affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons; authorizing the submission of the 2011-2012 SHIP Funding Strategies Summary Certification form to the FHFC; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Resolution.

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the City of St. Petersburg Toilet Replacement Program Phase 12 in the amount of $150,000.

 

 
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6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Chargepoint America Station Award Agreement ("Agreement") with Coulomb Technologies, Inc. for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations ("Charging Stations") under the ChargePoint America Program funded in part under the terms of Grant number DE-EE0003391, from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and all other documents necessary to effectuate the acquisition, installation and operation of the Charging Stations.

 

 
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7.         Approving the First Amendment ("First Amendment") to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City") and The Women's Half Marathon, LLC ("Women's Running") dated August 31, 2009 ("Current Agreement"), which gives Women's Running an exclusivity period before and after its running event on the Sunday before Thanksgiving; approving a new three year agreement, with the option to renew for an additional three year term ("New Agreement"), with Women's Running that will commence on January 1, 2012, and expire at midnight on December 31, 2014, for the running event on Sunday before Thanksgiving; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the First Amendment, the New Agreement (with the same terms and conditions as the Current Agreement and First Amendment) and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions.

 

 

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

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

1.         Approving the vacation of a 20-foot wide north-south alley in the block bound by 3rd Street North, 80th Avenue North, 4th Street North and 81st Avenue North. (City File 11-33000006)

 

 
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2.         Ordinance amending the Development Agreement associated with the estimated 23 acre property generally located on the north side of 118th Avenue North, immediately west of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North.

 

 
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I.             New Business

1.         Changing the start time of the August 18, 2011 City Council Meeting to 2:00 p.m.  (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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J.            Council Committee Reports

1.         Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  (7/14/11)

 

 
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2.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (7/21/11 & 7/28/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution authorizing changes to the Fiscal Policies of the City.

(b)   Resolution approving amendment of the Restated City of St. Petersburg Investment Plan for Municipal Funds to modify Attachment 2 (Broker/Dealer Questionnaire) and Attachment 4 (Diversification Schedule).

3.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (7/21/11)

 

 
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(a)    Ordinance amending Chapter 28 of the St. Petersburg City Code; adding definitions; creating penalty fees; exempting public sector buses and vehicles used exclusively for sight-seeing; providing regulations for non-public sector buses and airport shuttles; requiring manifests and dispatch tickets; and clarifying existing language.

4.         Arts Funding Committee.  (7/21/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution approving the concepts and ideas to create and fund an endowment for the arts by identifying seed money, identifying reoccurring funding sources, identifying alternative promotional benefits from contracted events, soliciting corporate and foundation support and contributions, and soliciting individual contributions; scheduling a public hearing on August 18, 2011 to discuss utilizing the principal of the Art and Cultural Programs Fund to hire a consultant to establish an arts alliance and perform other duties to assist in creating an endowment for the arts; and directing staff to advertise the public hearing as required by St. Petersburg City Code Section 5-24.

5.         Youth Services Committee.  (7/21/11)

 

 
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6.         Housing Services Committee.  (7/28/11)

 

 

 
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K.          Legal

1.         Announcement of an Attorney/Client Session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011 (8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled City of St. Petersburg v. Wachovia Bank et al Case No. 8:10-CV-693-T30-TBM, to be held August 18, 2011.

 

 
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2.         Authorizing 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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3.         Charter Review Commission.

 

 
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(a)    Resolution of the 2011 St. Petersburg Charter Review Commission transmitting Charter Amendments and ballot language to be placed on the November 8, 2011 General Election ballot.

(b)   Resolution of the 2011 St. Petersburg Charter Review Commission providing for the referral of certain matters that have been discussed by the Commission and which are not the subject of a Charter Amendment.

(c)    Resolution of the 2011 St. Petersburg Charter Review Commission outlining steps that should be taken to provide information to the public regarding the Charter Amendments proposed by the Charter Review Commission and providing for the encumbrance of funds from the budget allocated to the Charter Review Commission.

(d)   Resolution providing for the dissolving of the 2011 Charter Review Commission.

 

L.          Open Forum

 

 

M.        Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


August 4, 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.         Awarding a contract to Highway Safety Devices, Inc. in the amount of $1,914,272.20 for Mast Arm Traffic Signals at various locations.  (Engineering Project Nos. 09087-112, 10037-112, 10038-112, 10039-112, and 10047-112). Oracle Nos. 12077, 12583, 12718, 12719 and 12104

 

 
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2.         Awarding a contract to Brandes Design-Build, Inc. in the amount of $981,360 for the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF) GBT Sludge Holding Tank Odor Control GBT Electrical Improvements Project.  (Oracle Project 12968, Engineering Project No. 11011-112)

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


August 4, 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.         Approving disbursement of up to $265,000 from the Capital Repair, Renewal and Replacement Sinking Fund Account for Tropicana Field Capital Projects; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $265,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Tropicana Field Capital Projects Fund (3081) to the Tropicana Field FY11 Improvements Project (13182).

 

 
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2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Agreement with the School Board of Pinellas County to allow joint use of lighted recreation fields and other related improvements constructed by the City of St. Petersburg at the Sawgrass Lake Elementary School site for an initial period of five (5) years; and to execute subsequent renewals of this Agreement under the same basic terms and conditions.

 

 
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3.         Resolution finding that payment of all closing related costs, including documentary stamps, for acquisition of the property described herein serves a public purpose; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to purchase one (1) vacant parcel, consisting of four (4) lots, located at approximately 2566 - 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida for the sum of $95,000; and to pay all closing related costs, including documentary stamps, not to exceed $5,000.

 

 
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4.         Resolution finding that payment of all closing related costs, including documentary stamps, for acquisition of the property described herein serves a public purpose; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to purchase two (2) vacant parcels located at approximately 2532 and 2540 - 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida for the sum of $51,500; and to pay all closing related costs, including documentary stamps, not to exceed $5,000.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

5.         Authorizing the acceptance of funding for FY 2011-2012 under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") Program in the amount of $218,027 from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation ("FHFC") for the purpose of providing affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons; authorizing the submission of the 2011-2012 SHIP Funding Strategies Summary Certification form to the FHFC; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Resolution.  [Moved to Reports as G-4]

 

 
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6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to approve an amendment of the disbursement formula obtained in the Inter-local Agreement between Pinellas County and the members of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, which changes the funding formula to reallocate $420,000 in capital funds to operating expenses on a one-time basis for FY 2012.

 

 
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(Public Works)

7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ("FFWCC") grants ("Grants") from the Florida Boating Improvement Program, Boating and Waterways Section for the boat ramp improvements ("Projects") at Demens Landing, Grandview Park, Bay Vista Park, Northeast Exchange Coffee Pot Park, Lake Maggiore Park, and Crisp Park boat ramps at a total maximum reimbursement amount of $86,100; to execute the Florida Boating Improvement Program Grant Award Agreements for each Project site with the FFWCC; to execute Site Dedications for a minimum of twenty (20) years for each Project site; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Grants; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $86,100 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Boat Ramp Facility Improvements Project (13181);  and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $80,300 from the unappropriated balance of the Recreation and Culture Capital Improvement Fund (3029) to the Boat Ramp Facility Improvements Project (13181).

 

 
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8.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Local Agency Program Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City"), and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT") for participation by FDOT in the design activities of the City of St. Petersburg Pedestrian Crossing Enhancement Project ("Project") in an amount not to exceed $32,000; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $32,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants CIP Fund (3004), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Pedestrian Crosswalk Enhance Project (12895).  (FDOT Financial Project No. 424532 6 38 01)

 

 
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9.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the City of St. Petersburg Toilet Replacement Program Phase 12 in the amount of $150,000.  [Moved to Reports as G-5]

 

 
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10.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Chargepoint America Station Award Agreement ("Agreement") with Coulomb Technologies, Inc. for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations ("Charging Stations") under the ChargePoint America Program funded in part under the terms of Grant number DE-EE0003391, from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and all other documents necessary to effectuate the acquisition, installation and operation of the Charging Stations.  [Moved to Reports as G-6]

 

 
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11.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into an Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Eckerd College providing for reclaimed water for cooling purposes and returning the water to the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

12.     Approving the First Amendment ("First Amendment") to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City") and The Women's Half Marathon, LLC ("Women's Running") dated August 31, 2009 ("Current Agreement"), which gives Women's Running an exclusivity period before and after its running event on the Sunday before Thanksgiving; approving a new three year agreement, with the option to renew for an additional three year term ("New Agreement"), with Women's Running that will commence on January 1, 2012, and expire at midnight on December 31, 2014, for the running event on Sunday before Thanksgiving; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the First Amendment, the New Agreement (with the same terms and conditions as the Current Agreement and First Amendment) and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions.  [Moved to Reports as G-7]

 

 
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13.     Approving a contract with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections for support services for the 2011 General Election.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

 

EMS Committee

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Committee of the Whole – New Business Item Referrals

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Pubic Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY 2012 Budget Public Hearing Dates

Thursday, September 8 and September 22, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 


 

 

City Beautiful

4 Regular Members

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

 

Civil Service Board

3 Alternate and 1 Regular Member

(Terms expire 6/30/13 and 6/30/14)

 

 

International Relations Committee

3 Regular Members

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

 

Nuisance Abatement Board

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 8/31/12)

 

 

 

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)