February 2, 2012

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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February 2, 2012

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.      Rock n' Roll Marathon St. Pete Half Marathon:

 

 
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(a)   Ordinance providing for the sale and consumption of beer and wine in Flora Wylie Park on February 12, 2012 in connection with the Rock n Roll Marathon.

(b)  Resolution finding that the Rock 'n Roll St. Pete Half Marathon is an event of community interest or importance; approving a special event permit pursuant to City Code Section 3-11 b) allowing the sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012, in Flora Wylie Park in the 16,500 square foot area designated as "Beer Garden Area" on the drawing attached hereto as Exhibit "A."

E.       Reports

1.      Police Update.  (Oral)

 

 
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2.      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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3.      Pier Jury Results.

 

 
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(a)   Resolution acknowledging receipt of the Final Report of the Jury for the St. Petersburg Pier International Design Competition; and ratifying the dissolution of the Jury.

(b)  Resolution approving the Jury's ranking of the design concepts submitted by Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and West 8 for the International Design Competition for the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to negotiate an Architectural/Engineering Agreement with Michael Maltzan Architecture for design services for the development of the final design documents for the redevelopment of St. Petersburg Municipal Pier, which Agreement is subject to City Council approval; stating that the project budget for the Pier improvement project, which includes but is limited to design services costs, demolition costs, construction costs to build a new pier, and contingency costs is fifty million dollars.

4.      Pinellas Planning Council.  (Councilmember Kennedy) (Oral)

 

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

G.       New Business

1.      Requesting City Council ask the Legal Department to draft a letter to CNBC and to Men's Health Magazine in regard to their recent inaccurate news stories regarding the City of St. Petersburg being the most depressed and stressed city.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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2.      Requesting Council to direct our Legal Department to draft a resolution requesting the State to not preempt our local fertilizer ordinance.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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3.      Requesting Administration provide City Council with a plan to use police cameras to fight  crime.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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H.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Arts Funding Committee.  (1/17/12)

 

 
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2.      Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  (1/17/12)

 

 
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3.      Youth Services Committee.  (1/19/12) (Oral)

 

 
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4.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (1/26/12)

 

 
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(a)   Approving a supplemental appropriation from unappropriated fund balance and a transfer of $7,100 from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fund (1009) to the General Fund (0001); a supplemental appropriation of $7,100 from the unappropriated fund balance in the General Fund (0001), for the Audit Services Department and Division (2601789) for an external audit of the FY 2011 EMS contracted budget expenditures.  Approving an Audit to be completed by Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, KRMT for the Emergency Medical Services contracted budget expenditures for Fiscal Year 2011 at the request of the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Authority; and directing that the expenditure for the Audit come from the Emergency Medical Services Fund.

5.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (1/26/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution authorizing a Code Enforcement Board Lien ("City Code Lien") waiver process to create certainty for prospective real property purchasers that existing City Code Liens will be released upon the purchase and rehabilitation of a property after the property is brought into full compliance with the City Code; approving the attached form of the Code Lien Waiver Agreement ("Agreement") to accomplish this process; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute agreements in the form approved by City Council; and to release Code Liens in accordance with said Agreements and process.

6.      Housing Services Committee.  (1/26/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to allow New Millennial, LLC ("Developer"), to sell the affordable home at 2937 3rd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida ("Property") at its appraised value at the time of the sale and pay to the City the sale proceeds, net of closing costs paid by developer, in full satisfaction of the Housing Capital Improvement Program Investor Sales Program loan with a current balance of $127,000, made by the City to Developer to construct the Property; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Deferred to full Council.]

(b)  Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $31,000 from Southwest Investment Trust, Inc., the owner of property located at 3543 3rd Avenue South purchased at tax deed sale ("Property"), to satisfy the City's first mortgage on the Property securing a City Housing Replacement Loan; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(c)   Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $5,468 from LTCF, LLC, the trustee for Trust No. 4025, Dated 8/17/11, the owner of property located at 4025 14th Avenue South, purchased at tax deed sale ("Property"), to satisfy the City's first mortgage on the Property securing a Community Development Block Grant loan and a Home Investment Partnership Act loan; provided the Owner obtains permits and completes its proposed rehabilitation of the Property in a manner acceptable to the City within 90 days; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Revised language and backup]

I.         Legal

1.      Resolution in response to Pinellas County's Resolution No. 11-185, which initiates the statutory Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement process to address voluntary annexation of property that is not contiguous to a municipality and is located in an enclave.

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

 

K.       Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


February 2, 2012

 

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 Sweetwater Environmental, Inc. for sludge removal and disposal at an estimated annual cost of $876,050.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

2.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to: 1) accept an NSP Replacement Promissory Note ("Original Burlington Note") that decreases the balance due on the NSP Fund Promissory Note for funds provided to Boley Centers, Inc. ("Boley") for the acquisition and rehabilitation of The Burlington Gardens Apartments located 3461 Burlington Avenue North which was previously authorized by City Council Resolution No. 2009-597 by the unexpended amount of $101,290.44 to a new total loan amount of $1,567,924.56, and to cancel the Original Burlington Note; and 2) accept an NSP Replacement Promissory Note that increases the balance due on the NSP Promissory Note ("Original Fountain View Note") executed by Boley for the acquisition and rehabilitation or new construction of the Fountain View Apartments located at 425 and 430 13th Avenue South previously authorized by City Council Resolution No. 2010-166 by $217,811.00 to a new total loan amount of $1,651,887 to cover unanticipated construction costs, and to cancel the Original Fountain View Note; providing that all other provisions of City Council Resolutions No. 2009-597 and No. 2010-166 shall remain in full force and effect; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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(Public Works)

3.      District Seven Highway Landscape Reimbursement and Maintenance Memorandum of Agreement:

 

 
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(a)   Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the First Amendment to a District Seven Highway Landscape Reimbursement and Maintenance Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation dated March 9, 2011 for the purpose of performing highway beautification on state road rights-of-way within the corporate limits of the City ("Agreement")  and to accept funding under the Agreement, as amended, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for FY2012; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $1,000,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the FDOT Right of Way Landscape Improvements Project (13119).

(b)  Approving a change notice in the amount of $1,255,000 to the three year blanket purchase agreement with Morelli Landscaping, Inc. for landscaping services for a total contract amount of $2,970,000.

Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


February 2, 2012

 

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.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Bayside Building Services, Inc., Creative Homes of Central Florida, Inc., Dave Ulm Builders, Inc. and Grosz Construction Company, Inc. for building maintenance and securing of structures at an estimated annual cost of $495,000.

 

 
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2.      Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Custom Concepts of St. Petersburg, Inc. for work uniforms at an estimated annual cost of $200,000.

 

 
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3.      Renewing a three-year lease agreement with Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC d/b/a Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. for vehicles for the Police Department at an estimated amount of $149,000.

 

 
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4.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with All About Hauling, Inc., Angelo's Aggregate Materials, LLC d/b/a Angelo's Recycled Materials, and Florida Dirt Source, LLC for road and landscape materials at an estimated annual cost of $125,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

5.      Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $9,500 from the unappropriated balance of the Airport Operating Fund (4031) to the Downtown Enterprise Facilities Department, Airport Operating (282/1877) to be used to complete improvements to the Airfield Lighting Vault.

 

 
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6.      Approving the plat of Bond Subdivision Partial Replat, generally located at 770 - 34th Avenue North. (City File 11-20000001)

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

7.      Resolution rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Housing Capital Improvement Program ("HCIP") Fund (3000) in the amount of $66,666 to the HCIP Developer/Recycling 07/08 Program (11755) ("Rescission"); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $66,666 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Housing Capital Improvement Program Fund (3000) resulting from the Rescission, to the HOME/SHIP Reimbursement Strategy Project (TBD); and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.

 

 
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(Public Works)

8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Rowland, Inc. in the amount of $428,000 for the Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation FY 2012 Project, for a total contract amount of $843,000.  (Engineering Project No. 10057-211; Oracle No. 13364)

 

 
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9.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a donation check from Pinellas County Head Start in the amount of $30,000 improvements to the Jordan Park School Phase II project; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $30,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Jordan Park School Phase II Project. (Engineering Project No. 11232-019; Oracle No. 10960)

 

 
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(Appointments)

10.    Confirming the appointment of J. Martin Knaust as a regular member to the Public Arts Commission to fill an unexpired four-year term ending April 30, 2013.

 

 
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11.    Confirming the appointment of Diane Bailey Morton and Basil G. Smith as regular members to the International Relations Committee to fill unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

12.    Approving minutes of the December 1, December 8 and December 15, 2011 City Council meetings.

 

 
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13.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an amendment ("Amendment") to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ("NFWF") Grant Agreement ("Agreement") through the Pinellas County Environmental Foundation for the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Exotic Upland Habitat Restoration Project ("Project")  extending the term of the Agreement and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Amendment.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

 

Joint Meeting between Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee/Youth Services Committee

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 100

 

Council Pier Workshop with Architect

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Council Pier Workshop 

Thursday, February 23, 2012, following Agenda Review, Room 100

 

 

 

 


 

Arts Advisory Committee

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/12)

 

City Beautiful

3 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/12 & 12/31/14)

 

Civil Service Board

3 Alternate Members

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

 

 

 

 

Commission on Aging

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/12 & 12/31/14)

 

International Relations Committee

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13 & 12/31/14)

 

Public Arts Commission

3 Regular Members

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

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)