December 1, 2011
to the City of
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
your convenience, a copy of the agenda material is available for your review at
the Main Library,
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.
December 1, 2011
A. Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.
Invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the
B. Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.
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
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.
Swearing in of witnesses. Representatives of City Administration, the applicant/appellant, opponents, and members of the public who wish to speak at the public hearing must declare that he or she will testify truthfully by taking an oath or affirmation in the following form:
"Do you swear or affirm that the evidence you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
The oath or affirmation will be administered prior to the presentation of testimony and will be administered in mass to those who wish to speak. Persons who submit cards to speak after the administration of the oath, who have not been previously sworn, will be sworn prior to speaking. For detailed procedures to be followed for Quasi-Judicial Proceedings, please see yellow sheet attached to this agenda.
4. Appeal of the Development Review Commission (DRC) approval of a site plan modification to construct a 107,000 sq. ft. medical office building and a six (6) story parking garage for St. Anthony's Hospital. (City File 11-31000016 Appeal)
3. Approving a resolution recommending that Project B1102753079, a confidential project pursuant to Section 288.075, Florida Statutes, be approved as a Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Business, pursuant to Section 288.106, Florida Statutes, committing $105,000 as the City's share of the local financial support for the Project.
5. Approving the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding between Bob Gualtieri, Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida ("Sheriff") and the City of St. Petersburg, Florida in the amount of $100,000 to provide operational support for Pinellas Safe Harbor for the period October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and providing that the Mayor or his designee is authorized to execute the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding with the Sheriff in future years if (1) funds to Sheriff are appropriated in future fiscal year budgets adopted by City Council and (2) if there are no substantive changes to the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding.
6. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Standard Form Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc. ("Agency") in the amount of $100,000 to provide services and operating expenses for Pinellas Hope for the period October 2, 2011 through September 30, 2012; and providing that the Mayor or his designee is authorized to execute the Standard Form Agreement in future years if (1) funds are appropriated to Agency in future fiscal year budgets adopted by City Council and (2) if there are not substantive changes to the Standard Form Agreement.
7. Pinellas Planning Council. (Oral) (Chair Kennedy)
Ordinances - (First
Setting December 15, 2011 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:
2. Ordinance amending the Comprehensive Plan to implement legislative requirements of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, related to the annual update of the Capital Improvements Element. (City File CIE-2011)
G. New Business
H. Council Committee Reports
(a) Resolution approving events for co-sponsorship in " name only" by the City for Fiscal Year 2011-2012; waiving the requirements of Resolution No. 2000-562(a)8 for the co-sponsored events to be presented by Competitor Group, Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Backline Music Group, LLC, and Active Endeavors, Inc.; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.
1. Authorizing the issuance of a Non-Ad Valorem Revenue Note, Series 2011 of the City in the principal amount of not to exceed $22,000,000 to currently refund the City's outstanding Non-Ad Valorem Revenue Note, Series 2008A and to pay associated transactional costs.
J. Open Forum
Consent Agenda I
Consent Agenda A
December 1, 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.
blanket purchase agreements with J.H. Williams Oil Company, Inc. for gasoline
and diesel fuel and Port Consolidated, Inc. for bio-diesel fuel at an estimated
annual cost of
3. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Change Order No. 1 to the contract with Frederick Derr and Company, Inc. in the amount of $129,000 for the North Bay Trail Project for a total contract amount of $933,784.30. FPN 424532 7 58 01 (Engineering Project No. 09018-212; Oracle No. 12354 and 12773)
Consent Agenda II
Consent Agenda B
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.
2. Approving the renewal of an agreement with Elgin Sweeper Company for the purchase of new and refurbished street sweepers and parts; and approving the purchase of two new street sweepers for the Fleet Management Department at a total cost of $396,059.
5. Awarding blanket purchase agreements for janitorial supplies to Southeastern Paper Group Co., Sani-Chem and American Chemical and Building Maintenance for janitorial supplies at an estimated annual cost of $304,000.
7. Renewing an agreement with AGC Electric, Inc., a sole source supplier, for pedestrian crosswalk rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) assemblies, a sole source supplier, for the Transportation & Parking Department at an estimated annual cost of $100,000.
11. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Third Amendment to the City of St. Petersburg's September 27, 2007 Lease Agreement with Harborage Marina, L.L.C. amending the leasehold mortgage payment schedule. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)
12. Resolution declaring the 27th Annual National Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade which is to take place on January 16, 2012, to be a Special Event within the meaning of Section 16.70.030.1.5. C.1. of the St. Petersburg City Code; and delineating boundaries and time within which the declaration is to be effective.
the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding between Bob Gualtieri, Sheriff of
Pinellas County, Florida ("Sheriff") and the City of St. Petersburg,
Florida in the amount of $100,000 to provide operational support for Pinellas
Safe Harbor for the period October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012;
authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to
effectuate this transaction; and providing that the Mayor or his designee is
authorized to execute the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding with the
Sheriff in future years if (1) funds to Sheriff are appropriated in future fiscal
year budgets adopted by City Council and (2) if there are no substantive
changes to the Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding. [Moved to Reports as E-5]
the Mayor or his designee to execute the Standard Form Agreement between the
City of St. Petersburg and Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.
("Agency") in the amount of $100,000 to provide services and
operating expenses for Pinellas Hope for the period October 2, 2011 through
September 30, 2012; and providing that the Mayor or his designee is authorized
to execute the Standard Form Agreement in future years if (1) funds are
appropriated to Agency in future fiscal year budgets adopted by City Council
and (2) if there are not substantive changes to the Standard Form Agreement. [Moved to Reports as E-6]
16. Amending City Council Resolution Numbers 2011-327, 2011-328, 2011-329, and 2011-330 to extend the Florida Housing Finance Corporation ("FHFC") Low Income Housing Tax Credit approval date from June 30, 2012 to December 30, 2012, for the Lansing Apartments, Campbell Landings Apartments, Urban Edge Apartments, and Urban Edge Family Apartments ("APPLICANTS"); providing that all other provisions of Resolution Numbers 2011-327, 2011-328, 2011-329, and 2011-330 not amended herein shall remain in full force and effect; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
Note: An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.
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
Housing Services Committee
Monday, December 8, 2011, 10:30 a.m., Room 100 (REVISED)
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)
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)
End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)
PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS:
1. Anyone wishing to speak must fill out a yellow card and present the card to the Clerk. All speakers must be sworn prior to presenting testimony. No cards may be submitted after the close of the Public Hearing. Each party and speaker is limited to the time limits set forth herein and may not give their time to another speaker or party.
2. At any time during the proceeding, City Council members may ask questions of any speaker or party. The time consumed by Council questions and answers to such questions shall not count against the time frames allowed herein. Burden of proof: in all appeals, the Appellant bears the burden of proof; in variance application cases, the Applicant bears the burden of proof; in rezoning and land use cases, the Owner bears the burden of proof except in cases initiated by the City, in which event the City Administration bears the burden of proof. Waiver of Objection: at any time during this proceeding Council Members may leave the Council Chamber for short periods of time. At such times they continue to hear testimony because the audio portion of the hearing is transmitted throughout City Hall by speakers. If any party has an objection to a Council Member leaving the Chamber during the hearing, such objection must be made at the start of the hearing. If an objection is not made as required herein it shall be deemed to have been waived.
3. Initial Presentation. Each party shall be allowed ten (10) minutes for their initial presentation.
a. Presentation by City Administration.
b. Presentation by Applicant followed by the Appellant, if different. If Appellant and Applicant are different entities then each is allowed the allotted time for each part of these procedures. In connection with land use and zoning ordinances where the City is the applicant, the land owner(s) shall be given the time normally reserved for the Applicant/Appellant, unless the land owner is the Appellant.
c. Presentation by Opponent. If anyone wishes to utilize the initial presentation time provided for an Opponent, said individual shall register with the City Clerk at least one week prior to the scheduled public hearing. If there is an Appellant who is not the Applicant, then no Opponent is allowed.
4. Public Hearing. A Public Hearing will be conducted during which anyone may speak for 3 minutes. Speakers should limit their testimony to information relevant to the ordinance or application and criteria for review.
5. Cross Examination. Each party shall be allowed five (5) minutes for cross examination. All questions shall be addressed to the Chair and then (at the discretion of the Chair) asked either by the Chair or by the party conducting the cross examination of the appropriate witness. One (1) representative of each party shall conduct the cross examination. If anyone wishes to utilize the time provided for cross examination and rebuttal as an Opponent, and no one has previously registered with the Clerk, said individual shall notify the City Clerk prior to the conclusion of the Public Hearing. If no one gives such notice, there shall be no cross examination or rebuttal by Opponent(s). If more than one person wishes to utilize the time provided for Opponent(s), the City Council shall by motion determine who shall represent Opponent(s).
a. Cross examination by Opponents.
b. Cross examination by City Administration.
c. Cross examination by Appellant followed by Applicant, if different.
6. Rebuttal/Closing. Each party shall have five (5) minutes to provide a closing argument or rebuttal.
a. Rebuttal by Opponents.
b. Rebuttal by City Administration.
c. Rebuttal by Appellant followed by the Applicant, if different.