October 6, 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:

 

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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October 6, 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 #1031-V approving the vacations of the remnant segment of 10th Avenue South lying east of 43rd Street South and the adjacent remnant alley segments to the north and south. (City file 11-33000011)

 

 
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2.         Ordinance #1034-G amending Ordinance No. 889-G which approved a substantial change of use of park property within Lake Maggiore Park and allowed the construction of a temporary Fire Station Number 8; and modifying conditions.

 

 
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E.          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.         Tourist Development Council. (Councilmember Curran) (oral)

 

 
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3.         WorkNet Pinellas.  (Councilmember Newton) (oral)

 

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

 

 
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5.         Pinellas Planning Council Update.  (Chair Kennedy) (oral)

 

 
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6.         International Relations Committee.  (Chair Kennedy) (oral)

 

 
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7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a U. S. Department of Homeland Security FY 2010 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) federally funded grant in the amount of $1,143,006 for the specific purpose of increasing staffing within the Fire Department, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in consultation with the U. S. Fire Administration; and to execute a FEMA Obligating Document for Award/Amendment and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; recognizing that personnel expenses not specifically identified as reimbursable with SAFER grant funding will be charged to the General Fund (0001), Fire Department (150), Fire Operations; approving a supplemental appropriation of $1,143,006 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Special Projects General Fund (0003) resulting from these additional revenues to the Fire Department (150), Fire Operations.

 

 
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8.         Approving funding for various Arts and Cultural agencies in an amount not to exceed $175,000 for the period October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to affect the intent of this Resolution with each agency.

 

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

Setting November 3, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

1.        Approving the vacation of a 10-foot wide T-shaped alley within the block bound by 36th and 37th Avenues North and 71st and 72nd Streets North. (City File 07-33000011)

 

 
 

 

G.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Committee of the Whole for discussion a process for simultaneous voting.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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2.         Requesting a City Council workshop be scheduled regarding the Historic Preservation Ordinance.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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3.         Selection of a voting delegate and alternate for the National League of Cities 2011 Congress of Cities.  (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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4.         Calling a Special Session of City Council for Monday, November 14, 2011 beginning at 1:30 p.m. for an Attorney Client Session and to declare the results of the General Election. (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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5.         Requesting to change the start time for the October 13, 2011 Council meeting to 2:00 p.m.  (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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H.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Arts Funding Committee.  (9/15/11)

 

 
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2.         Youth Services Committee.  (9/22/11)

 

 
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3.         Committee of the Whole.  (9/22/11)

 

 
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4.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (9/29/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an amendment to the Contractor Agreement ("Agreement") between the City and Menorah Center, Inc. ("Menorah") which provided a total of $600,000 in Home Investment Partnership funds and State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") funds ("Current Loan") for improvements to Menorah's Philip Benjamin Tower, a 199 unit affordable housing apartment complex, that extends the Agreement for 45 days to allow Menorah to close on a new rehabilitation loan with a bank; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to modify, extend and subordinate the City's Current Loan for a period of 20 years, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.

5.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (9/29/11)

 

 
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6.         Housing Services Committee.  (9/29/11)

 

 
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I.             Legal

1.         Approving Settlement Authority for Workers' Compensation Claims of former employee, Dean White.

 

 
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2.         Announcement of an Attorney-Client Session, to be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8),  in the case of Anthony Catron, et al vs. City of St. Petersburg, Case No. 8:09CV923-T-17EAJ.

 

 
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3.         Announcement of an Attorney-Client Session, to be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in the case of the City of St. Petersburg vs. Wells Fargo, et al,  formerly styled Wachovia, et al, Case No. 8:10-CV-693-T30-TBM.

 

 

 
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J.            Open Forum

 

K.          Adjournment

 

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


October 6, 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 Wharton-Smith, Inc. in the amount of $1,037,000 for the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility (NEWRF) Dewatering System Improvements Project; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $243,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility (NEWRF) Dewatering FY11 Project (12964).  (Oracle Project 12964, Engineering Project No. 11014-111)

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a U. S. Department of Homeland Security FY 2010 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) federally funded grant in the amount of $1,143,006 for the specific purpose of increasing staffing within the Fire Department, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in consultation with the U. S. Fire Administration; and to execute a FEMA Obligating Document for Award/Amendment and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; recognizing that personnel expenses not specifically identified as reimbursable with SAFER grant funding will be charged to the General Fund (0001), Fire Department (150), Fire Operations; approving a supplemental appropriation of $1,143,006 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Special Projects General Fund (0003) resulting from these additional revenues to the Fire Department (150), Fire Operations.  [Moved to Reports as E-7]

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


October 6, 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.         Ratifying and approving an award for pedestrian crosswalk rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) assemblies to AGC Electric, Inc. in the amount of $169,245; and approving a change order in the amount of $40,000 which increases the total contract amount not to exceed $209,245.

 

 
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2.         Awarding a contract to Kilgore Construction, LLC in the amount of $157,253.70 for City Wide Arterial/Collector Sidewalks Project.  (Engineering Project No. 11015-112 Oracle No. 12589)

 

 
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(City Development)

3.         Approving funding for various Arts and Cultural agencies in an amount not to exceed $175,000 for the period October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to affect the intent of this Resolution with each agency.  [Moved to Reports as E-8]

 

 
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4.         Approving an agreement with the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization to provide funding from the Federal Transit Administration's Section 5309 Program for the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Enhancement Project ("Agreement"); authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction;  and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $475,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Central Avenue BRT Corridor Enhancement Project (13339).

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with Pinellas Core Management Services, Inc., a non- profit corporation, for use of ±4,688 sq. ft. of office and meeting room space 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 $418.50 per month, plus $20.00 per month for telephone line access.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

6.         Accepting outdoor fitness equipment known as Fitness Zones for Campbell Park and Gladden Park from the Trust for Public Land with a fifty percent (50%) matching requirement; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Deferred to 10/20/11 Council meeting]

 

 
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(Public Works)

7.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement (UWHCA) between the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the estimated sum of $94,094.44 and superseding all prior agreements for relocation of the City's Water Mains on the Pinellas Bayway (SR 682) associated with FDOT's Pinellas Bayway Bridge Replacement Project from SR 699 (Gulf Blvd) to west of SR 679 FPID #256903-1-52-01; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $148,500 from the unappropriated fund balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the WRL Pinellas Bayway Relo FY11 Project (13236).  (Engineering Project No. 08034-211; Oracle No. 10950)

 

 
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(Appointments)

8.         Confirming the appointment of Nathan A. Bowden and Thomas St. Peter as regular members to the City Beautiful Commission to fill unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2013.

 

 
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9.         Confirming the appointment of Joshua B. Shulman as a regular member to the International Relations Committee to fill an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2013.

 

 
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10.     Confirming the appointment of Sean K. McQuaid as an alternate member to the Nuisance Abatement Board to fill an unexpired two-year term ending August 31, 2012.

 

 
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11.     Confirming the reappointment of Mark Chmielewski and Brian Wilder as regular members to the Investment Oversight Committee to serve two-year terms ending March 31, 2013.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

12.     Approving precinct polling locations for the November 8, 2011 Special Municipal Election.

 

 
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13.     Approving the appointment of poll workers for the November 8, 2011 Special Municipal Election.

 

 
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14.     Approving a Resolution establishing the Clean Zone Time Period for the 2011 Major League Baseball Playoffs, including the World Series.

 

 
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End notes

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation/Youth Services Joint Committee

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Pubic Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

 

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 8:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Council Workshop – Review of Stadium Use Agreement

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10:0 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Council Workshop – Sign Ordinance

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100

 


Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (SHIP)

5 Regular Members in the following categories: banking/mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing; for-profit provider of affordable housing; real estate professional in connection with affordable housing; and representative of employers within the jurisdiction

(Terms expire 6/4/14)

 

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

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

 

Nuisance Abatement Board

1 Alternate Member

(Term expires 8/31/12)

 

Public Arts Commission

3 Regular Members

(Terms expire 4/30/13, 2/28/14 &

4/30/15)

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)