April 5, 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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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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April 5, 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.      Ordinance 1034-V approving the vacation of the 16-foot wide, L-shaped alley and the abutting three-foot wide east-west utility easements in the block bound by 34th Street North, 35th Street North, 5th Avenue North, and Dartmouth Avenue North. (City File 11-33000017)

 

 
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E.       Reports

1.      Gandy Boulevard Improvement Project.

 

 
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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.      WorkNet Pinellas.  (Vice-Chair Newton) (Oral)

 

 
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4.      Naming of a pool at the North Shore Complex.

 

 
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5.      Amendments to the Fixed Base Operator and Lease and Operating Agreement by and between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Bay Air Flying Service, Inc. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

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

 

 
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7.      Awarding a contract to The Lane Construction Corporation in the amount of $3,819,000 for the Citywide Street Milling and Resurfacing FY 2012 Project.  (Engineering Project Numbers 12003-130; Oracle Number 13266, 12853, 12538)

 

 
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8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a second-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Pavement Technology, Inc. in the amount of $117,300 for the Citywide Street Asphalt Rejuvenator Application FY 2008 Project, for a total contract amount of $351,900.  (Engineering Project Number 08003-530; Oracle Number 12853)

 

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

G.       New Business

1.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee the implementation of a Domestic Partnership Registry for the City of St. Petersburg.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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2.      Nomination to the Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen's Advisory Committee.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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H.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Youth Services Committee.  (3/15/12)

 

 
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2.      Co-Sponsored Events Committee.  (3/15/12)

 

 
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3.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (3/22/12)

 

 
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4.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (3/22/12)

 

 
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5.      Housing Services Committee.  (3/22/12)

 

 

 
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I.         Legal

 

J.        Open Forum

 

K.       Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


April 5, 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.      Awarding a contract to The Lane Construction Corporation in the amount of $3,819,000 for the Citywide Street Milling and Resurfacing FY 2012 Project.  (Engineering Project Numbers 12003-130; Oracle Number 13266, 12853, 12538)  [Moved to Reports as E-7]

 

 
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2.      Golf Creek - 13th Avenue North & Vicinity Stormwater Improvements:

 

 
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(a)   Awarding a contract to Sunshine Pipe Corp. in the amount of $1,543,759.70 for Golf Creek - 13th Avenue North & Vicinity Stormwater Improvements.  (Engineering Project No. 10009-110; Oracle No.12548)

(b)  Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment 2 to Task Order No. 08-1-LWES/GC to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Land & Water Engineering Science, Inc. (LWES) in the amount of $28,408 for engineering design and construction services pertaining to the Golf Creek, 13th Avenue North & Vicinity Drainage Improvements for a total amount not to exceed $260,857. (Engineering Project No. 10009-110; Oracle No. 12548)

3.      Awarding a contract to Wharton-Smith, Inc. in the amount of $618,670 for the construction of the SWWRF Headworks and Screen Modifications (Engineering Project Number 11047-111; Oracle Number 13133); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $118,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) to the WRF SW Headworks & Screen Modification FY11 Project (13133).

 

 
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4.      Approving the purchase of 23 replacement trucks from Alan Jay Ford Lincoln, Mercury Inc. for the Fleet Management department at a total cost of $567,518.10.

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


April 5, 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.      Approving the purchase of 15 replacement riding lawn mowers from Wesco Turf, Inc. for the Parks and Recreation Department at a total cost of $251,682.15.

 

 
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2.      Approving the purchase of 14 replacement all-terrain utility vehicles from Gulf Coast Turf and Tractor, LLC dba Gulf Coast Tractor and Equipment for the Parks and Recreation Department at a total cost of $128,786.

 

 
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(City Development)

3.      Approving the 2011 Annual Report for the Intown Areawide Development of Regional Impact (IADRI).

 

 
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4.      Approving the 2011 Annual Report for the Gateway Areawide Development of Regional Impact (GADRI).

 

 
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(Public Works)

5.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a second-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Pavement Technology, Inc. in the amount of $117,300 for the Citywide Street Asphalt Rejuvenator Application FY 2008 Project, for a total contract amount of $351,900.  (Engineering Project Number 08003-530; Oracle Number 12853)   [Moved to Reports as E-8]

 

 
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6.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Supplement No. 1 to the Local Agency Program Agreement executed on March 28, 2008, between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the State of Florida Department of Transportation ("FDOT"), that reduces the design costs for the 54th Avenue Side Path (Bayway Trail North) Project in the amount of $6,829; rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants Capital Projects Fund (3004) in the amount of $6,829 from the 54th Avenue South Side Path Project (11961).  (FDOT Financial Project No. 413701 1 38/58 01) (Engineering Project No. 08070-112; Oracle No. 11961)

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

7.      Approving the City's Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership ("SHIP") program for 2012/13 through 2014/15 ("Proposed Plan") and accepting the SHIP Affordable Housing Advisory Committee's Affordable Housing Incentives Recommendations Report ("Report"); authorizing the submission of the Proposed Plan, including the incentive strategies recommended in the Report, to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate the Proposed Plan; and to expend funds in accordance with the Proposed Plan upon approval by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; finding that five percent (5%) of the SHIP local housing distribution plus five percent (5%) of SHIP Program Income is insufficient to pay the administrative costs of the City's SHIP program; authorizing up to ten percent (10%) of the City's SHIP allocation plus ten percent (10%) of the City's SHIP Program Income for administrative costs of the City's SHIP Program; establishing a procedure whereby the FHA mortgage limits or the results of a SHIP approved methodology; whichever is lower, shall be used to establish the City's maximum purchase price limit under the SHIP and HOME programs; and providing that new City maximum purchase price limit shall be established in the future by the Administration without further action by the St. Petersburg City Council when a new maximum purchase price limit is determined using this procedure.

 

 
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8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a Community Education Grant ("Grant") from the Southwest Florida Water Management District ("District") for the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to encourage public participation in community-based education projects at a maximum reimbursement amount of $2,150; to execute a Community Education Grant Agreement with the District; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,150 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues, to the Parks & Recreation Department Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (190-2389), Boyd Hill SWFWMD Project (TBD).

 

 
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(Appointments)

9.      Designating Gareth N. Eich, presently a regular member in the engineer category, as a regular member in the architect category to the Code Enforcement Board to serve an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2014.

 

 
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10.    Appointing Jenny Armstrong as an alternate member to the Civil Service Board to fill an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 2014.

 

 
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11.    Confirming the appointment of Jeff Whitehead, presently an alternate member, as a regular member and Kim Rankine as an alternate member to the Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments to serve unexpired three-year terms ending December 31, 2014.

 

 
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12.    Confirming the appointment of David S. Harris as a regular member to the Public Arts Commission to serve an unexpired four-year term ending February 28, 2014.

 

 
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13.    Confirming the appointment of Keith V. Benson as an alternate member to the Nuisance Abatement Board to fill an unexpired two-year term ending November 30, 2012.

(Miscellaneous)

 

 
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14.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a termination of easement across First Alley South west of 5th Street South as legally described herein ("Easement Area); and to accept a quit-claim deed from adjacent property owners relinquishing any rights over the Easement Area.

 

 
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15.    Approving minutes of the February 2, February 9 and February 16, 2012 City Council meetings.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

EMS Committee

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

 

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

City Council FY2013 Budget Workshop

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

 

 

City Council Workshop

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

Central Avenue Revitalization Plan

 

 

City Council Executive Session

Thursday, April 26, 2012, following Agenda Review, Room 200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY2013 Budget Forums/Summits - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, J. W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Avenue North

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Manhattan Casino, 642 22nd Street South

 


 

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)

 

Community Preservation Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/14)

 

Commission on Aging

2 Regular Members

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

 

Planning & Visioning Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/13)

 

Public Arts Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 2/28/14)

 

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)