February 16, 2012

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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February 16, 2012

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

Setting March 1, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

1.      Ordinance amending Section 27-539(a) of the St. Petersburg City Code to enlarge the required depth of commercial bulk container enclosures; amending Section 27-557(a)(2)(a) to make once-per-week collection status available to single-family residences with two persons with permitted curbside recycling when other requirements of the Section are met; and providing that this Ordinance is prospective only and fences, walled areas, and enclosures for bulk containers that were legally constructed prior to the effective date of this Ordinance shall be allowed to legally remain.

 

 
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E.       Reports

1.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to the Lease and Operating Agreement by and between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Bay Air Flying Service, Inc., a Florida corporation; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same; waiving $94,126 of disputed arrearages owed to the City; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a promissory note in the amount of $11,497.75 from Ronald Methot to pay the balance of arrearages over ten (10) months; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to waive the fixed increase required in the T-Hangar sub-tenant agreements. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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2.      Tourist Development Council. (Chair Curran)

 

 
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3.      Tampa Bay Estuary Program.  (Councilmember Kornell) (Oral)

 

 
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4.      Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.  (Vice-Chair Newton) (Oral)

 

 
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5.      Neighborhood Home Solutions. (Oral)

 

 
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6.      Worknet Pinellas Youth Economic Opportunity Committee. (Vice-Chair Newton) (Oral)

 

 
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7.      Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with United Healthcare Insurance Company for group health plan administrative services at an estimated annual cost of $1,515,584; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to pay claims associated with the self-funded program, estimated at $31,734,249; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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8.      Renewing an agreement with Resource Efficiency Solutions, Inc. for energy efficient light system retrofit kits for the Engineering and Public Works Administration Departments at an estimated annual amount of $135,000.

 

 
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F.       New Business

1.      Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee for clarification the use of "rainy day funds" to soften the impact of budget shortfalls.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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2.      Requesting City Council send a letter and/or resolution to our Legislators opposing the 60% budget cut recommendation for the University of South Florida.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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G.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Co-Sponsored Events Committee.  (2/1/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution approving the application for Co-sponsored  Event Status "in name only"  for Centaur Productions, LLC ("Centaur") for an event entitled Great American Music Event to be held September 28-30, 2012, in Vinoy Park from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, each day in accordance with City Council Resolution No. 2000-562, as amended; provided all City fees are paid 10 days prior to the event taking place; and further provided that Centaur provide the City with proof of its existence as a legal entity within 30 days of the date of this Resolution; waiving the non-profit requirement of City Council Resolution No. 2000-562(a) 8 as to Centaur; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Resolution.

(b)  Resolution in accordance with City Code Section 21-38(d) Exempting Great American Music Event from the restrictions in City Code Section 21-38 (d) on the issuance of a permit for alcoholic beverages (for on premises consumption only) to be sold, served, dispensed, possessed, used and/ or consumed in Vinoy Park for Great American Music Event to be held September 28-30, 2012 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. each day.

(c)   Resolution approving the applications for Co-sponsored Event Status "in name only" for Backline Music Group, LLC ("Backline") for an event entitled Sun Screen Film Festival to be held April 20, 2012, in Williams Park from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saint Petersburg Preservation, Inc. ("SPP") for an event entitled May Movies in The Park to be held May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2012 in North Straub Park from 6:00 p..m. to 10:00 p.m. (collectively, "Applicants") in accordance with City Council Resolution No. 2000-562, as amended; ("Resolution 2000-562") provided all City fees are paid 10 days prior to the event taking place; waiving the payment of the waiver fee required by City Council Resolution No. 2009-353 for applicants seeking a waiver of the 6 month requirement of Section "d" of Resolution 2000-562 as to SPP; waiving the six month requirement of Section "d" of Resolution. 2000-562, as to the applicants; waiving the non-profit requirement of City Council Resolution No. 2000-562(a) 8 as to Backline; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.

(d)  Ordinance providing for the sale and consumption of beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages in Williams Park on April 20, 2012; for the  Co-Sponsored Event known as Sun Screen Film Festival on that date.

2.      Committee of the Whole.  (2/2/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, for the use of property located at 8131 Macoma Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, as a neighborhood park for a term of fifty (50) years, at nominal consideration.

(b)  Resolution of the City Council approving a supplemental appropriation  in the amount of $1,657,000 from the unappropriated fund balance of the Weeki Wachee Capital Projects Fund (3041) to the Rio Vista Park Improvements Project (13166).

(c)   Resolution of the City Council providing for the waiver of Section 21-120(f) of the city code relating to approval of projects and allocation of monies from the Weeki Wachee Operating Fund; approving a transfer in the amount of $41,050 from the unappropriated balance of the Weeki Wachee Operating Fund (1041) to the Weeki Wachee Capital Projects Fund (3041); and a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $41,050 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Weeki Wachee Capital Projects Fund resulting from this transfer to the Lakewood Shade Structure Project (TBD).

(d)  Resolution of the City Council providing for the allocation of monies  from the Weeki Wachee Operating Fund; approving a transfer $1,___,000 from  the unappropriated balance of the Weeki Wachee Operating Fund to the Weeki Wachee Capital Projects Fund to be preserved and invested for future projects; providing that this money shall not be invested in any investment that does not guarantee the preservation of the principle; providing that no money in the Weeki Wachee Capital Projects Fund shall be spent without the approval of City Council by resolution.


3.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (2/9/12)

 

 
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4.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (2/9/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution recommending that the Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program Report presented to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee on February 9, 2012 be presented to the full Council on March 1, 2012.

5.      Arts Funding Committee.  (2/9/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution requesting that the City Attorney's Office draft an ordinance to separate the referendum protected proceeds from the sale of the Weeki Wachee property and the non-referendum protected proceeds from the sale of the Weeki Wachee property so that interest earnings generated from the non-referendum protected proceeds can be used for arts funding purposes.

H.       Legal

I.         Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 6:00 PM

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 1500.

 

 
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2.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1161.

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

 

K.       Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


February 16, 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 United Healthcare Insurance Company for group health plan administrative services at an estimated annual cost of $1,515,584; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to pay claims associated with the self-funded program, estimated at $31,734,249; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Moved to Reports as E-7]

 

 
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Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

February 16, 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 a blanket purchase agreement with Life Extension Clinics Inc. d/b/a Life Scan Wellness Centers for medical exams and testing for the Police and Fire Departments at an estimated annual cost of $169,000.

 

 
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2.      Renewing an agreement with Resource Efficiency Solutions, Inc. for energy efficient light system retrofit kits for the Engineering and Public Works Administration Departments at an estimated annual amount of $135,000.  [Moved to Reports as E-8]

 

 
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(City Development)

3.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 3 - (FPN:  422501-1-94-01, Contract No:  AOZ18 "SJPA") between the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation, which provides  $363,793 for wharf and infrastructure repair at the Port, establishes an expiration date for the SJPA of June 30, 2016, and requires City matching funds in the amount of $121,264.30;  and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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4.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an Area Maritime Security Committee - Western Florida Port Security Grant Program Sub-Grantee Award Agreement between the Tampa Port Authority as Fiduciary Agent and City of St. Petersburg, as Sub-grantee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency Port Security Grant program, for a grant in the amount of $62,641 which requires City matching funds of $5,219 pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 70107 and the Maritime Transportation Security Act Of 2002; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $67,860 from the $62,641 increase in the unappropriated balance of the Port Capital Projects Fund (4093) resulting from these additional revenues and $5,219 from the remaining unappropriated balance of the Port Capital Projects Fund (4093) to the Port Camera Security Grant Project (13529); and authorizing the Mayor or his designee  to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

5.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc., to provide the school readiness program for qualified families for one year commencing April 1, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

6.      Resolution renaming the "Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Nonexpendable Trust Fund" as the "Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Endowment Fund"; renaming the "Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Expendable Trust Fund" as the "Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Dividends"; authorizing and directing the City's Finance Director to open, transfer, and close accounts and to execute any agreements necessary thereto; and authorizing and directing the City Investment Oversight Committee to review the performance of the "Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Endowment Fund" as part of its quarterly meetings and to  make recommendations for fund managers.

 

 
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7.      Accepting a Grant from the Florida Sports Foundation of up to $11,000 for the 2012 St. Petersburg Spring International Baseball Tournament; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $11,000 in the Special Projects General Fund (0003), Al Lang - Naimoli Maint. FY12 Project (13337).  Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant of up to $11,000 from the Florida Sports Foundation ("Sports Foundation") in support of the 2012 St. Petersburg Spring International Baseball Tournament; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a grant agreement with the Sports Foundation and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $11,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund -Special Projects (0003), resulting from these additional revenues to the Al Lang-Naimoli Maint. FY12 Project (13337).

 

 
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8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sell the surplus, improved City-owned property located at 1225 Union Street South, St. Petersburg, to Bradley W. Krulce for $53,000, subject to the City’s affordable housing program requirements.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:30 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)