December 15, 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:

 

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December 15, 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.

Awards & Presentations:

1.  First Night 2012 Celebration.

C.          Consent Agenda (see attached)

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

Setting January 5, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

1.         Ordinance creating St. Petersburg City Code Section 4-7 ("Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets and other stinging insects") and revising Section 16.40.060.4 ("Lot Clearing").

 

 
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E.          Reports

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

 

 
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2.         Implementation of Projects to Decommission the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility:

 

 
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(a)    Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,300,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the Sanitary Sewer Force Main Design (Albert Whitted) FY12 Project (13370). (Oracle No. 13370)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-5-A/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3, between the City of St. Petersburg and AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM), in the amount of $605,070 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master and Force Main Design Criteria Project.  (Engineering Project No. 12016-111, Oracle No. 13370)

(c)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-10-CDM/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and Camp Dresser McKee Inc. (CDM), in the amount of $444,576 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part C and Lift Station 62 Flow Diversion. (Engineering Project No. 12013-311, Oracle No. 13370)

(d)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-3-GFY/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and George F. Young, Inc., in the amount of $369,466 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part D. (Engineering Project No. 12013-411, Oracle No. 13370)

(e)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-6-HS/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., in the amount of $370,751 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part A.  (Engineering Project No. 12013-111; Oracle No. 13370)

(f)     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-20-MC/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and McKim & Creed, P.A. in the amount of $374,830 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part B.  (Engineering Project No. 12013-211, Oracle No. 13370)

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease agreement with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation ("Lessee"), for the use of 2,290 sq. ft. of space within the Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center ("Center") located at 1035 Burlington Avenue North, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years for an aggregate rent of $36.00; and an agreement to terminate leases for the existing lease agreements between the City and the Lessee for use of 1,527 sq. ft. and 763 sq. ft., respectively in the Center; waiving the reserve for replacement requirement; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a promissory note in the amount of $6,802.88 from the Lessee to pay current arrearages over twenty-four (24) months. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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4.         Authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between the Cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Gulfport, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs, and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for the Countywide Prisoner Transport Unit, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

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

 

 

 
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F.           New Business

1.         Requesting City Council support a resolution urging the Florida Public Service Commission to deny any further approval of "Early Cost Recovery" charges and urge the Florida Legislature to repeal the "Early Cost Recovery" statute that allows electric utilities to charge customers for the siting, design licensing, preconstruction and carrying costs of nuclear reactors in advance of successful operation.  (Vice-Chair Nurse)

 

 

 
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G.          Council Committee Reports

1.         Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (12/8/11)

 

 
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2.         Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (12/8/11)

 

 
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3.         Housing Services Committee.  (12/8/11)

 

 
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4.         Youth Services Committee.  (12/15/11) (Oral)

 

 

 
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H.          Legal

1.         Resolution amending Resolution 2011-484 approved on November 21, 2011, to authorize the Mayor or his designee to execute the asset purchase agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and WSPF-CA Station, LLC, for the sale of the City's Broadcast Television Station, WSPF-CA.

 

 
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2.         An Attorney-Client Session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled City of Treasure Island vs. City of St. Petersburg Case No.  08-15359-CI-11.  [To be heard at 4:00 p.m.]

 

 
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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 1498.

 

 
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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 389.

 

 
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3.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1159.

 

 
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4.         Ordinance 8-H approving and adopting a Development Agreement with the University of South Florida Board of Trustees. (City File USFSP-2011)

 

 
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5.         Ordinance 9-H 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)

 

 
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6.         Ordinance 10-H amending Chapter 19 of the St. Petersburg City Code by creating a new subsection 19-41 (e) (6) providing for circumstances in which a pain management clinic may be declared a nuisance.

 

 
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7.         Ordinance 11-H amending Sections 27-113(b), 27-303(a), and 27-314(e)(1) of the St. Petersburg City Code correcting typographical errors.

 

 
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8.         Ordinance 12-H amending Section 26-49 (procedures for appeal and recovery of vehicle) of the St. Petersburg City Code to correct typographical and numbering errors.

 

 
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J.            Open Forum

 

K.          Adjournment


On Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, an attorney-client session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), will be held in conjunction with the lawsuit styled City of Treasure Island vs. City of St. Petersburg Case No.  08-15359-CI-11.  Any or all of the following persons will be attending:  James Kennedy, Chair, Karl Nurse, Vice Chair, Herbert E. Polson, Bill Dudley; Leslie Curran, Steve Kornell; Wengay "Newt" Newton; Jeff Danner; Mayor Bill Foster; John C. Wolfe, City Attorney; Mark A. Winn, Chief Assistant City Attorney; Jane Wallace, Assistant City Attorney and Kim Streeter, Assistant City Attorney.  The session will commence in City Council Chambers, 175 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida.  After the commencement of the session at the public meeting, the session will be closed and only those persons described above together with a certified court reporter will be allowed to be present.  The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations and/or strategy related to litigation expenditures.  At the conclusion of the session the meeting will be re-opened and the session will be terminated.

 

 
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Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


December 15, 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 a blanket purchase agreement with Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc. for yard waste grinding services for the Sanitation Department at an estimated annual cost of $535,000.

 

 
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(Public Works)

2.         Implementation of Projects to Decommission the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility:  [Moved to Reports as E-2 (a-f]

 

 
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(a)    Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,300,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the Sanitary Sewer Force Main Design (Albert Whitted) FY12 Project (13370). (Oracle No. 13370)

(b)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-5-A/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3, between the City of St. Petersburg and AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM), in the amount of $605,070 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master and Force Main Design Criteria Project.  (Engineering Project No. 12016-111, Oracle No. 13370)

(c)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-10-CDM/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and Camp Dresser McKee Inc. (CDM), in the amount of $444,576 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part C and Lift Station 62 Flow Diversion. (Engineering Project No. 12013-311, Oracle No. 13370)

(d)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-3-GFY/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and George F. Young, Inc., in the amount of $369,466 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part D. (Engineering Project No. 12013-411, Oracle No. 13370)


(e)    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-6-HS/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment No. 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., in the amount of $370,751 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part A.  (Engineering Project No. 12013-111; Oracle No. 13370)

(f)     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 08-20-MC/W to the Master Engineering Agreement including Amendment 3 between the City of St. Petersburg and McKim & Creed, P.A. in the amount of $374,830 for professional consulting services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30" Force Main - Part B.  (Engineering Project No. 12013-211, Oracle No. 13370)

Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


December 15, 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.         Awarding a contract to Wharton-Smith, Inc. in the amount of $488,200 for the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility (NWWRF) Return Activated Sludge (RAS) Pumping System Improvements Project (Oracle Project 12966, Engineering Project No. 11028-111); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $257,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the WRF NW Sludge Pump Replacement FY11 Project (12966).

 

 
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2.         Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Neptune Technology Group, Inc., a sole source supplier, for water meters for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $304,000.

 

 
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3.         Accepting a proposal from Lenco Industries, Inc. d/b/a, Lenco Armored Vehicles for the purchase of a customized armored rescue vehicle for the Police Department at a total cost of $223,646.

 

 
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4.         Approving the purchase of one replacement concrete mixing truck for the Fleet Management Department from Navistar, Inc. at a total cost of $196,044.

 

 
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5.         Awarding a Contract to Trias Construction LLC in the amount of $171,452 for the demolition and disposal of existing facilities built in 1952 and construction of new facilities providing for the Williams Park Restroom Renovations project (12882).

 

 
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6.         Approving a blanket purchase agreement with Allied Universal Corp. for liquefied chlorine for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $145,500.

 

 
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7.         Awarding a blanket purchase agreement with Allied Universal Corp. for sodium hydroxide for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $113,410.

 

 
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(City Development)

8.         Approving the plat for Ridan Subdivision, generally located at the northeast corner of 4th Street North and 108th Avenue North. (City File 10-20000002)

 

 
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9.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease agreement with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation ("Lessee"), for the use of 2,290 sq. ft. of space within the Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center ("Center") located at 1035 Burlington Avenue North, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years for an aggregate rent of $36.00; and an agreement to terminate leases for the existing lease agreements between the City and the Lessee for use of 1,527 sq. ft. and 763 sq. ft., respectively in the Center; waiving the reserve for replacement requirement; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a promissory note in the amount of $6,802.88 from the Lessee to pay current arrearages over twenty-four (24) months. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)  [Moved to Reports as E-3]

 

 
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10.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a lease agreement with the Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation ("Lessee"), for the use of 560 sq. ft. of space within the Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center located at 1035 Burlington Avenue North, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years for an aggregate rent of $36.00; and an agreement to terminate lease for the existing lease agreement between the City and the Lessee for use of the same space; and waiving the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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11.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sell the surplus, improved City-owned property located at 1225 Union Street South, St. Petersburg, to Youvanda C. Mitchell for $60,000, subject to the City's Affordable Housing Program.  [DELETED]

 

 
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12.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with St. Pete Chess Club Corporation, a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the use of commercially zoned, City-owned property, which is classified as Park Property located at approximately 601 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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13.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with the St. Petersburg Junior Football Athletic Association, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the use of a concession stand/storage area and press box within a portion of the City-owned Campbell Park located at 1312 - 5th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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14.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to Lease Agreement with Safari Choppers, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability corporation, for the use of a fifty (50) square foot area of interior retail floor space on the first floor of the Galbraith Terminal Building at Albert Whitted Airport for a period of one (1) year at a rental rate of $130.00 per month, with the right to request extensions for three (3) additional one (1) year terms, subject to approval by City Council.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

15.     Accepting a grant from the Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. ("CCC") in the amount of $123,842 for the Walter Fuller Recreation Center's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction with CCC; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $123,842 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues to the Parks and Recreation Department WF 21 CCLC FY12 Project.

 

 
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(Public Works)

16.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Construction Agreement between the City and CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT") for participation by CSXT in the construction activities for the removal of the rails, ties, signals, signs and appurtenances at seven crossings for which rail service is being discontinued in an amount not to exceed $190,360; rescinding unencumbered appropriations from the following projects in the Neighborhood and Citywide Infrastructure CIP Fund (3027): $24,500 from the 28th Street North at 30th Avenue North Railroad Crossing Project (11147); $61,000 from the 30th Avenue North east of 28th Street North Railroad Crossing Project (11148); $19,000 from the 13th Avenue North at 19th Street North Railroad Crossing Project (11149); and $121,000 from the 22nd Avenue North Road Reconstruction Project (10669); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $225,500 from the unappropriated balance of the Neighborhood and Citywide Infrastructure CIP Fund (3027), resulting from these rescissions, to the Reconstruct Abandoned Railroad Crossings Project (11607). (Oracle No. 11607)

 

 
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17.     Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to enter into the Third Amendment to an interlocal agreement with the Cities of Pinellas County, Florida Department of Transportation, and Pinellas County to provide joint control of pollutants within Pinellas County, associated with the management of stormwater runoff.  (Engineering Project No. 91035-110)

 

 
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(Appointments)

18.     Confirming the reappointment of Deborah Close and Sharon N. Fennell-Kennedy as regular members to the Commission on Aging to serve three-year terms ending December 31, 2014; and confirming the appointment of Suzanne Castonguay, Jay Marshall and Tracy L. Christner as regular members to the Commission on Aging to fill unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

 
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19.     Confirming the appointment of Rita R. Wesley as a regular member to the Social Services Allocations Committee to serve an unexpired three-year term ending September 30, 2013.

 

 
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20.     Confirming the appointment of Herbert A. Murphy, Sr., as a regular member to the Arts Advisory Committee to serve an unexpired three-year term ending September 30, 2014.

 

 
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21.     Confirming the appointment of Laura M. Bryant as regular member to the Public Arts Commission to fill unexpired four-year terms ending April 30, 2015. [Revised]

 

 
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22.     Confirming the appointment of Clifton W. Michaelsen as a regular member to the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments to serve an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2012.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

23.     Authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between the Cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Gulfport, Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs, and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office for the Countywide Prisoner Transport Unit, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Moved to Reports as E-4]

 

 
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24.     Approving minutes of the September 8, September 15 and September 22, 2011 City Council meetings.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 10:30 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

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

Monday, January 2, 2012, 11:30 a.m., Council Chamber

 

City Council Meeting – Swearing In Ceremony

Monday, January 2, 2012, 12:00 p.m., Council Chamber


 

 

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 &

4/30/15)

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)