January 19, 2012

** 4:30 PM


** Please note the change to meeting start time.


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.

5.            Please be courteous to other members of the audience by keeping side conversations to a minimum.

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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.

January 19, 2012

4:30 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.         Presentation of Sunshine Ambassador Award to Shanoah Washington, Graduate of 2009 ANYTOWNTM. (Councilmember Newton)


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2.         Presentation recognizing Eugene Kimura, Congressional Gold Medal Recipient.


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3.         Mayor's Neighborhood Recognition Program.


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E.          Correspondence

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

Setting February 2, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance:

1.         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.


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G.          Reports

1.         Awarding a Contract to Eveland Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $145,163.86 for the Athletic Complex Restroom/Concession FY12 Project; accepting a donation in the amount of $100,000 from Raytheon Corporation; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $100,000, from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001) from these additional revenues, to the Athletic Complex Restroom/Concession FY12 Project (13260).  [To be heard at 5:15 pm.]


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2.         Tourist Development Council.  (Chair Curran) (Oral)


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3.         Mayor's Neighborhood Recognition Program.  [Moved to Awards & Presentations as D-3]


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H.          New Business

1.         Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee for discussion local preference in purchasing contracts.  (Councilmember Kornell)


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I.             Council Committee Reports

J.            Legal

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 1499.


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2.         Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1160.


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L.          Open Forum


M.        Adjournment

Consent Agenda I

Consent Agenda A

January 19, 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.


1.         Awarding a contract to All American Concrete, Inc. in the amount of $1,595,590.00 for 4th Street South Bridge Replacement over Salt Creek (Engineering Project No. 10049-110; Oracle Nos. 12065 and 13274).


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2.         Renewing the purchase of annual maintenance services from Oracle USA, Inc., for the Oracle eBusiness Suite, Oracle Work and Asset Management applications, Oracle Spatial, and other Oracle technology products at a cost of $579,328.01.


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Consent Agenda II

Consent Agenda B

January 19, 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.


1.         Approving the purchase of one replacement fire rescue vehicle from Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc. for the Fire Department at a total cost of $169,079.


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(City Development)

2.         Authorizing the Mayor to execute the following Lease Agreements for the use of concession stands/storage buildings within portions of City-owned Parkland for a period of thirty-six (36) months, 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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(a)    Fossil Park Youth Baseball, Inc. at Fossil Park located at 6635 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg.

(b)   Azalea Junior Football Association, Inc. at Azalea Park located at 1400 – 72nd Street North, St. Petersburg.

(c)    The Azalea Youth Soccer League, Inc. at Walter Fuller Park located at 7557 - 26th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.

(d)   Northeast Raiders Youth Association, Inc. at Puryear Park located at 5701 Lee Street Northeast, St. Petersburg.

3.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a sixty (60) month Lease Agreement with Head Start Child Development & Family Services, Inc., for the use of the Jordan School site located at 2390 – 9th Avenue South, St. Petersburg.


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4.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to release Special Assessment Liens on two (2) unimproved vacant parcels located at approximately 803 – 4th Avenue North and 2175 – 14th Avenue South, St. Petersburg; and to waive the accumulated outstanding interest provided the full payment of the unpaid principal amount of $15,040.27 is paid by February 15, 2012.


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5.         Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, for a period of one (1) year with an annual renewal option of four (4) additional one (1) year terms, for the use of facilities located at 451 Eight Avenue S.E., St. Petersburg, within Albert Whitted Municipal Airport. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)


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6.         Approving disbursement of up to $255,000 from the Capital Repair, Renewal and Replacement Sinking Fund Account for Tropicana Field capital projects; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $255,000 in the Tropicana Field Capital Fund, Tropicana Field FY12 Improvements Project to enable this disbursement.


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7.         Appointing Joseph F. Zeoli to the Board of Trustees of the Police Pension Board to fill an unexpired four year term ending September 30, 2014.


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8.         Approving minutes of the November 3, November 14 and November 21, 2011 City Council meetings.


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9.         Confirming the reappointment of Charley J. Williams, Jr., Barbara Page and Jennifer S. French, as regular members, and Jeff Whitehead, as an alternate member, to the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments to serve three-year terms ending December 31, 2014.


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10.     Confirming the appointment of J. Mark Waterbury as a regular member to the Investment Oversight Committee to serve the remainder of an unexpired two-year term ending March 31, 2013.


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End notes










Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.



Arts Funding Committee

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 100


Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Room 100



Youth Services Committee

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


City Council Workshop – Sign Ordinance

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m., Room 100


City Council FY13 Budget Priorities Workshop

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Room 100



Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100


Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 9:15 a.m., Room 100


Housing Services Committee

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Room 100


CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Room 100


Pier Workshop

Thursday, January 26, 2012, following Agenda Review, Room 100




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

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m., 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)


End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)