October 20, 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.

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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 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.


October 20, 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.

Awards & Presentations:

1.  Resolution of Bereavement in tribute to Race Car Champion Dan Wheldon.

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

1.         Ordinance revising St. Petersburg City Code Chapter 16 to amend Section 16.40.120.3.2 (exempt signs) and Section 16.40.120.3.3 (prohibited signs).

 

 
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E.          Reports

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

 

 
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2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement and all other documents necessary with the Pinellas County Health Department in the amount of $71,874 to hire a staff member to provide services related to the assessment and implementation of City programs designated to reducing obesity; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $71,874 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Parks & Recreation Department.

 

 
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3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the temporary use of three (3) unimproved City-owned parcels located along 22nd Street South between Fairfield Avenue South and 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the street festival related to their co-hosting of a community event known as "LIVE at the Manhattan Casino", for nominal consideration.

 

 
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4.         Approving funding for various Social Services Agencies in the amount of $426,000 for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Form Grant Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions; and authorizing the City Attorney to make non-substantive changes to the Form Grant Agreement.

 

 
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5.         Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  (Chair Kennedy) (Oral)

 

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

 

 
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F.           New Business

1.         Requesting the Code Enforcement Staff develop a foreclosure registry ordinance and present it to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee.  (Vice-Chair Nurse)

 

 
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2.         Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for consideration an amendment to the roadside vending ordinance.  (Councilmember Curran)

 

 
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3.         Requesting Council adopt a Resolution opposing legislation to increase truck weight limits on highways. (Chair Kennedy)

 

 
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G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Legislative Affairs Intergovernmental Relations Committee. (10/4/11)

 

 
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(a)    Resolution opposing the County's Ordinance attempting to exempt County owned properties from municipal regulations.

2.         Budget Finance & Taxation Committee and Youth Services Committee Joint Meeting. (10/13/11)

 

 
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3.         Public Services Infrastructure Committee. (10/13/11)

 

 
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H.          Legal

 

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 1496.

 

 
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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 387.

 

 
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3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1157.

 

 
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4.         Ordinance 1-H amending Chapter 28 of the St. Petersburg Code; defining pedal buses; and providing for the regulation of pedal buses.

 

 

 
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J.            Open Forum

 

 

K.          Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


October 20, 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.         Renewing an agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc. for parking facilities management services at an estimated annual cost of $1,280,000.

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


October 20, 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.         Approving a two-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with Ameron International Corporation, a sole source supplier, for street lighting poles for the Public Works Administration in an amount not to exceed $190,000.

 

 
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2.         Awarding a three-year contract to Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. for employee benefits consulting services for the Human Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $95,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to the September 21, 2009 Lease Agreement with Comas Enterprises, Inc. that operates a Cold Stone Creamery franchise in a space located at 1961 - 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida within the City-owned Sunken Gardens building, amending the term, and the fixed and percentage rents.

 

 
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4.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to grant a Public Utility Easement to Florida Power Corporation d/b/a Progress Energy Florida Inc., a Florida corporation, for the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical service within a City-owned property in the Tangerine Avenue Community Redevelopment Area located at approximately 2100 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg.

 

 
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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the temporary use of three (3) unimproved City-owned parcels located along 22nd Street South between Fairfield Avenue South and 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the street festival related to their co-hosting of a community event known as "LIVE at the Manhattan Casino", for nominal consideration.  [Moved to Reports as E-3]

 

 
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6.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with the Wildwood Dodgers, Inc., a non-profit corporation, for the use of a concession stand building and storage area within a portion of the City-owned Wildwood Park located at 1000 - 28th Street South, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years at an aggregate rent of $36.00. (Requires 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 five (5) year Parking Lot License Agreement with Solamatrix, Inc., d/b/a Madico Window Films, a Florida corporation for the use of City-owned vacant property located at approximately 2615 Fairfield Avenue South, St. Petersburg, to upgrade the premises for use as an employee parking lot to accommodate approximately twenty (20) parking spaces.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

8.         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.

 

 
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9.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement and all other documents necessary with the Pinellas County Health Department in the amount of $71,874 to hire a staff member to provide services related to the assessment and implementation of City programs designated to reducing obesity; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $71,874 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Parks & Recreation Department.  [Moved to Reports as E-2]

 

 
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10.     Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $30,000 from the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001) to the Childs Park Center Addition/Improvement Project (12568).

 

 
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(Appointments)

11.     Confirming the reappointment of Robert J. Carter as a regular member to the Community Preservation Commission to serve a three-year term ending September 30, 2014.

 

 
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12.     Confirming the reappointment of Benjamin E. Fisher and Ann O'Neil Vickstrom as regular members to the Development Review Commission to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2014.

 

 
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13.     Confirming the reappointment of Thomas Whiteman, Jr. and Ed Montanari as regular members to the Planning & Visioning Commission to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2014.

 

 
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14.     Confirming the reappointment of Donna Fleece as a regular member to the Arts Advisory Committee to serve a three-year term ending September 30, 2014.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

15.     Approving funding for various Social Services Agencies in the amount of $426,000 for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Form Grant Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions; and authorizing the City Attorney to make non-substantive changes to the Form Grant Agreement. [Moved to Reports as E-4]

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation/Youth Services Joint Committee

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

 

Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 9:30 a.m., Community Resource Room

 

 

 

 

City Council Special Session

Monday, November 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Council Chamber

 

Declaring the results of the November 8, 2011 General Election

Attorney/Client Session

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Monday, November 14, 2011, 2:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

City Council Workshop – Manhattan Casino

Monday, November 21, 2011, 1:30 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)

 

Arts Advisory Committee

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 9/30/12 & 9/30/14)

 

City Beautiful

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/11 &  12/31/12)

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service Board

3 Alternate and 1 Regular Member

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

 

International Relations Committee

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/13)

 

Public Arts Commission

3 Regular Members

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

4/30/15)

 

 

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End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)