November 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.

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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.

November 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.         PTEC Alternative High School Curriculum Presentation.


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2.         Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary School Presentation by Emily Uber Green.


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E.          Correspondence

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

Setting December 1, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.         Approving the designation of the Jennie Hall Pool Complex, located at 2650 - 10th Avenue South, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 11-90300001)


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2.         Approving the designation of the Mathis Residence, located at 7321 - 3rd Avenue North, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 11-90300002)


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3.         Approving the designation of the Lantern Lane Apartments, located at 340 Beach Drive Northeast, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 11-90300003)


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G.          Reports

1.         St. Petersburg Museum of History State of the Union Report.


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2.         Strategic Action Plan to Reduce Homelessness.


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3.         Offer to Purchase City's Broadcast Station.


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4.         Resolution consenting to limited access designation for a portion of Ulmerton Road (SR 688) between I-275 and 34th Street North (Parcel 103); and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Resolution.


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5.         EMS Update. (Oral)


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


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7.         WorkNet Youth Economic Opportunity Committee.  (Councilmember Newton) (Oral)


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8.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement between the City and St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, Inc. for the Management and Operation of Al Lang Stadium and the Walter Fuller Complex.


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H.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee for discussion the creation of a security system in our City parks based on a GPS positioning system similar to the one now installed on the entire Pinellas Trail.  (Councilmember Polson)


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2.         Requesting an oral report relative to the Codes Focus Group.  (Councilmember Danner)


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I.             Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (11/3/11 & 11/14/11)


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(a)    Resolution approving an amendment to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Logan Management Group, Inc., dba Strategic Partners ("Logan") dated June 17, 2011 ("Agreement"), to extend the term ninety (90) days so that Logan can complete the deliverables required by the Agreement; and authorizing the Chair of the Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (11/3/11)


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3.         Co-Sponsored Events Committee.  (11/14/11)


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J.            Legal

1.         Settlement regarding City of St. Petersburg vs. Hobbs and Curry Family Limited Partnership. (Oral)


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2.         Report on Pinellas County's Preemptive Ordinance. (Oral)


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3.         Actions related to Refunding of the Bank of America Series 2008A Loan.


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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 1497.


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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 388.


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3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1158.


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4.         Ordinance 4-H amending Section 12-6(4) of the St. Petersburg City Code to increase fire prevention fees and fire code inspection fees; and adding a fee for plan revisions.


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5.         Ordinance 5-H amending Section 26-167 (A) (2), (3), and (4) of the St. Petersburg City Code to increase the base fine amounts in the parking penalties schedule related to improper, illegal and miscellaneous parking fines and providing for severability.


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6.         Ordinance 6-H amending Section 8-98 of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding placarding dangerous buildings against human habitation; and providing for placarding for sanitary reasons.


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7.         Ordinance 7-H enacting year-end appropriation adjustments FY11 Operating Budgets & Capital Improvement Program Budgets & Adjustments to the FY12 Budget.


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L.          Open Forum

M.        Adjournment


St. Petersburg

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

November 21, 2011



1.         City Council Convenes as Community Redevelopment Agency.


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2.         Resolution of the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) finding the "Birchwood Inn" project, located at 340 Beach Drive NE, consistent with the Intown Redevelopment Plan, as reviewed in Community Redevelopment Agency report IRP 11-10a.   (City file IRP 11-10a)


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3.         Adjourn Community Redevelopment Agency.


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Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

November 21, 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.


1.         Approving the purchase of 18 replacement dump trucks for the Fleet Management Department from Navistar, Inc. at a total cost of $1,855,305.


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(Public Works)

2.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Reynolds Inliner, LLC in the amount of $1,380,000 for the Sanitary Sewer CIPP Lining FY 2012 Project, for a total contract amount of $2,760,000.  (Engineering Project No. 10055-211; Oracle No. 13363)


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Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

November 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.


1.         Renewing an agreement with Greenfield Environmental, Inc. a certified SBE, for asbestos, environmental site assessment and indoor air quality consulting services at an estimated annual cost of $120,000.


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2.         Awarding a two-year blanket purchase agreement with Universal Signs and Accessories, Inc. for traffic signs for the Stormwater Pavement and Traffic Operations Department at an estimated annual cost of $105,000.


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(City Development)

3.         Approving the plat of Crossroads at Tyrone, located at 6533 - 9th Avenue North. (City file 10-20000005)


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4.         Parking Meter Installation


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(a)    Authorizing the installation of electronic parking meters in portions of downtown bounded by Beach Drive NE, Mirror Lake Drive North, 6th Street North and Central Avenue. 

(b)   Accepting a proposal from MacKay Meters, Inc., a sole source supplier, for electronic parking meters and accessories for the Transportation and Parking Management Department at a total cost of $139,336.34.

5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement between the City and St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, Inc. for the Management and Operation of Al Lang Stadium and the Walter Fuller Complex. [Moved to Reports as G-8]


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6.         Approving all programs/projects approved by the Chief of Police as a part of the FY2012 Law Enforcement Fund Grant Award Program; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute agreements and all documents necessary to effectuate these awards; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $29,280.60 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023), to the Police Department, Local Law Enforcement State Trust (140-2857) to fully fund the awards.


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End notes

Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.


City Council Workshop – Manhattan Casino

Monday, November 21, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100



City Council Workshop – Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

Thursday, December 1, 2011, immediately following City Council meeting, Room 100



Housing Services Committee

Monday, December 5, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 9:15 a.m., Room 100



CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Update

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Room 100



Youth Services Committee

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


SEIU/Florida Public Services Union Impasse Hearing

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Council Chamber


City Council Workshop

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Room 100


Selection of Council Chair and Vice Chair

Setting of Council 2012 Calendar




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; representative of employers within the jurisdiction and a representative of essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan.

(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 &




End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)