April 19, 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:

 

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.

6.        The Fire Code prohibits anyone from standing in the aisles or in the back of the room.

7.        If other seating is available, please do not occupy the seats reserved for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing.

GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

For your convenience, a copy of the agenda material is available for your review at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, and at the City Clerk’s Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North, on the Monday two weeks preceding the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The agenda and backup material is also posted on the City’s website at www.stpete.org and generally electronically updated the Friday preceding the meeting and again the day preceding the meeting. The updated agenda and backup material can be viewed at all St. Petersburg libraries. An updated copy is also available on the podium outside Council Chamber at the start of the Council meeting.  

 

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.


April 19, 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 May 3, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.      Approving a partial vacation of a public sidewalk and utility easement along the northern side of 5th Avenue North between Jackson Street North and 14th Street North. (City File 11-33000015)

 

 
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2.      Approving a vacation of 5th Street South between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue South and portions of the east-west alleys lying west of 5th Street South. (City File 11-33000016)

 

 
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3.      Approving the designation of the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Palladium Theater), located at 253 - 5th Avenue North, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 12-90300001)

 

 
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4.      Ordinance amending Section 4-56 of the St. Petersburg City Code regarding removal of dog excreta from certain public and private property.

 

 
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E.       Reports

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

 

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

 

 
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3.      St. Petersburg College Lease for Midtown Campus.

 

 
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4.      Approving a form letter to be sent to other municipalities and counties with local vendor preference policies.

 

 
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5.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pinellas County School Board to offer a Vocational Experience Program ("Program") at one or more to the City's facilities; and all other documents necessary to effectuate the Program.

 

 
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6.      Approval of Amendment 1 to FBO Agreement.

 

 
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F.       New Business

1.      Requesting a City Council Workshop to discuss Penny for Pinellas projects prioritization.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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2.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for discussion the future of the Police Department Headquarters building.  (Councilmember Danner)

 

 
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3.      Referring to the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee for consideration to temporarily waive permit fees in target neighborhoods.  (Councilmember Nurse)

 

 
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4.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee a discussion to create a Towing Ordinance.  (Councilmember Newton)

 

 
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G.       Council Committee Reports

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

 

 
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2.      Arts Funding Committee.  (4/12/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution extending the existence of the Arts Funding Committee to discuss, research and evaluate alternative ways to fund art and cultural programs in St. Petersburg.

3.      Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  (4/12/12)

 

 
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H.       Legal


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 1502.

 

 
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2.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1163.

 

 
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3.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 391.

 

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

 

 

K.       Adjournment

Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


April 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.

(Purchasing)

1.      Awarding a contract to Florida Safety Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $843,712.41 for Mast Arm Traffic Signals along Central Avenue at 5th, 6th, 8th, and 31st Streets.   (Engineering Project No. 11027-112; Oracle No. 12900)

 

 
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2.      Awarding a contract to Brandes Design-Build, Inc. in the amount of $621,724 for the construction of the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF) Reject Water Piping Improvements FY11.  (Engineering Project Number 11046-111; Oracle Number 13134)

 

 
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(City Development)

3.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization ("MPO") for the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Enhancement Project that adds $500,000 in the Federal Transit Administration Section 5309 grant funds received through a 2010 Congressional Earmark and all other documents necessary to effectuate this resolution; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $500,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Central Avenue BRT Corridor Enhancement Project (13339).

 

 
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(Public Works)

4.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order 08-4-URS/GC to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and URS Corporation Southern, Inc. in the amount of $220,833.13 for professional consulting services for the Overlook Drive Bridge over Grande Canal Project (TBD); rescinding unencumbered appropriations in the Neighborhood and Citywide Infrastructure Capital Improvement Fund (3027) for the following projects: $900,000 from the 4th Street South over Booker Creek Bridge (Bridge No. 150023) Project (11151) and $100,000 from the 4th Street South over Salt Creek Bridge (Bridge No. 150022) Project (13274); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $1,000,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Neighborhood and Citywide Infrastructure Capital Improvement Fund (3027), resulting from these rescissions, to the Overlook Drive Bridge over Grande Canal Project (TBD).

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


April 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.

(Purchasing)

1.      Approving the purchase of replacement refuse trucks from Kenworth of Central Florida, Inc. and Rush Truck Centers of Florida, Inc. for the Sanitation Department at a total cost of $463,336.50.

 

 
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2.      Approving the purchase of 22 replacement trucks and 3 vans from Alan Jay Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc. for the Fleet Management department at a total cost of $423,614.50.

 

 
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3.      Approving the purchase of a front end wheel loader from Ring Power Corporation for the Fleet Management Department at a total cost of $264,691.

 

 
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4.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with the Times Publishing Co., d/b/a Tampa Bay Times, and Media General Operations, Inc., d/b/a The Tampa Tribune, for newspaper advertisements at an estimated annual cost of $167,000.

 

 
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5.      Approving the purchase of 6 replacement sport utility vehicles from Don Reid Ford, Inc. for the Fleet Management Department at a total cost of $104,442.

 

 
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6.      Approving the purchase of post-disaster debris compliance monitoring services from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for the City for which actual cost to the City will apply only upon an authorized request for services after an emergency.

 

 
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7.      Approving a form letter to be sent to other municipalities and counties with local vendor preference policies.  [Moved to Reports as E-4]

 

 
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(City Development)

8.      Resolution certifying that reachIT.org Inc's project "Ending the Digital Divide Initiative", to provide computers for students, families, learning facilities, non-profit organizations and community centers, is located in the Enterprise Zone and is consistent with local plans and regulations.

 

 
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9.      Approving the plat of Childs Park Lake, generally located at 980 - 43rd Street South. (City File 11-20000002)

 

 
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10.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to release the Special Assessment Liens on one (1) improved property located at 3010 Fairfield Avenue South, St. Petersburg; and to waive the accumulated outstanding interest provided the full payment of the unpaid principal amount of $6,117.00 is paid by May 17, 2012.

 

 
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(Appointments)

11.    Resolution increasing the size of the Consolidated Plan Ad Hoc Application Review Committee ("Committee") to nine (9); and confirming the Mayor's appointments to the Committee for FY 2012/2013.

 

 
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12.    Resolution superseding Resolution 2004-747; confirming the creation of the Social Services Allocations Committee; providing for a purpose and goals; providing for members; and providing guidelines for funding.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

13.    Resolution supporting the establishment of a Private Parks Foundation to focus on support primarily for the downtown waterfront parks of St. Petersburg, to be an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to seek and accept private funding to support the city in creating, maintaining, and protecting recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and open green spaces.

 

 
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14.    Approving a resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to approve an Amendment to the Library Cooperative Interlocal Agreement which changes the funding formula to reallocate up to $400,000 in capital funds to operating expenses on a one-time basis for FY 2012/2013.

 

 
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15.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pinellas County School Board to offer a Vocational Experience Program ("Program") at one or more to the City's facilities; and all other documents necessary to effectuate the Program.  [Moved to Reports as E-5]

 

 
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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

 

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 Update

 

 

 

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)