July 26, 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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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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July 26, 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 August 16, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.      Approving the vacation of the western 180 feet of a 14 foot wide east-west alley in the block bound by 34th Street South, 3rd Avenue South, 33rd Street South and Carlisle Avenue South. (City File 12-33000004)

 

 
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2.      Amending Chapter 12 and other Chapters relating to the fees charged for specific services provided in issuing permits.

 

 
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E.       Reports

1.      CASA Program Agreement Update - Tuesdi Fenter Dyer with Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc. (CASA).

 

 
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2.      Report and Recommendations from Public Arts Commission:

 

 
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(a)   Appraisal and insurance for City's Public Art Collection.

(b)  Deaccession of Beach Balls public art at North Shore Pool Complex.

(c)   Recommendation to amend the percent for art funding formula.

3.      Lease and Development Agreement for Historic Manhattan Casino. (Recess City Council and convene the CRA.)

 

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

 

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

 

 
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6.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Mentor Recruitment and Training Agreement with the Pinellas County Education Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $58,000 and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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F.       New Business

 

G.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (7/12/12)

 

 
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2.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (7/19/12)

 

 
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3.      Housing Services Committee.  (7/19/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution rescinding unencumbered appropriations in the Housing Capital Improvement Program ("HCIP") Fund (3000) for the following projects:  HCIP Developer Recycling Project (11755) in the amount of $146,487.32; Developer Recycling Project (12039) in the amount of $37,697.39; and Neighborhood Housing Strategy Project (C801211) in the amount of $55,000; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $239,184.71 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the HCIP Fund (3000), resulting from these rescissions, to the Jamestown Rehabilitation Project (13653); and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.

 

H.       Legal

1.      Settlement of Police Pension Overpayments.

 

 
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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 1505.

 

 
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2.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1166.

 

 
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3.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 394.

 

 
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4.      Approving a Substantial Amendment to the FY2011/2012 Annual Action Plan ("Amendment") to reduce the HOME Investment Partnership Program ("HOME") funds currently available in the Homebuyer Assistance Program by the amount of $101,490, to reduce the HOME funds currently available in the Rehabilitation Assistance Program by $134,636, and to reprogram funds recaptured from prior HOME Community Housing Development Organizations ("CHDO") contract allocations (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10) in the amount of $279,364, for a total combined reduction of $515,490; to increase the HOME funds available for Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program funding amount by $230,490, to increase the  HOME funds available for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County by $60,000 and to add a Homes for Independence, Inc. CHDO Project in the amount of $225,000 for a combined increase of $515,490; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to submit the Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to execute all documents necessary to implement this resolution and the Amendment.

 

 
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5.      Approving the FY 2012/2013 Annual Action Plan ("Plan"); authorizing the Mayor or his designee to submit said Plan to The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and to execute all documents and contracts necessary for implementation of the Plan.

 

 
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6.      Ordinance 36-H in accordance with Section 1.02(c)(3), St. Petersburg City Charter, authorizing the grant of a Public Utility Easement to Florida Power Corporation d/b/a Progress Energy Florida, Inc., a Florida Corporation, at the Port of St. Petersburg located at 250 - 8th Avenue Southeast, St. Petersburg.

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

K.       Adjournment

CRA


St. Petersburg

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

July 26, 2012

 

 

1.      City Council convenes as Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

 
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2.      Resolution recommending City Council approval of the proposed disposition of Block1, Lot 2, Dome Industrial Subdivision (Historic Manhattan Casino) by a Lease and Development Agreement ("Disposition") for a term of fifty (50) years to Urban Development Solutions, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, and finding the Disposition consistent with the Dome Industrial Park Pilot Project Community Redevelopment Plan.

 

 
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3.      Adjourn Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

 
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Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda

July 26, 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.      Awarding a contract to Augustine Construction, Inc. in the amount of $158,794.75 for the construction of center medians along SR 698/U.S.92 (4th Street North) from 5th Avenue to 30th Avenue North, Center Medians - Phase 2 Project. (Engineering Project No. 05107-210; Oracle No. C120402)

 

 
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2.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements for electrical supplies with Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. d/b/a CED/Raybro; and Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc. at an estimated annual amount of $110,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

3.      Approving the amended Public Schools Interlocal Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, the Pinellas County School Board and 12 other municipalities that have public schools within their jurisdictions to eliminate school concurrency requirements as provided by the Community Planning Act of 2011; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this approval.

 

 
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4.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee, to execute a five (5) year License Agreement with the University of South Florida Board of Trustees ("USF"), a public body corporate, to utilize certain City-owned submerged lands in Bayboro Harbor, described herein, to operate the USF College of Marine Science Moorage.  (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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5.      Approving the assignment of the Sublease Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Ridge Rock Partners, LLC ("Ridge Rock") for the easterly ½ portion of JDMU Parcel No. 6, located at 1701 3rd Avenue South, from Ridge Rock to Jagged Peak, Inc.

 

 
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6.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept the conveyance of an unimproved parcel of land located at approximately 840 - 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program III, subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay real estate taxes not to exceed $1,800; to pay special assessment liens not to exceed $5,503.91; to waive the accumulated outstanding special assessment interest; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $2,000; to improve and sell the property in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Section 2301(d)(2) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

 

 
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7.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement, for space at Albert Whitted Airport, by and between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Avis Rent A Car System, LLC, a foreign limited liability company registered in the State of Florida; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with the Silver Raiders Corporation, a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for the use of the concession stand/restrooms and storage/press box buildings within the James "J.C." Turner Fields on the southwestern portion of City-owned Bartlett Park located at 642 - 22nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida for a period of thirty-six (36) months, at an aggregate rent of $36.00; to waive the reserve for replacement requirement; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate same.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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(Appointments)

9.      Confirming the reappointment of James R. Hobbs, Jr., Robert K. Doyle and Gary A. Patterson as regular members to the Investment Oversight Committee to serve two-year terms ending March 31, 2014.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

10.    Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $5,250 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023), to the Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) for the purchase of seven iPads; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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11.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Mentor Recruitment and Training Agreement with the Pinellas County Education Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $58,000 and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [Moved to Reports as E-6]

 

 
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12.    Approving minutes of May 3, May 10, and May 17, 2012 City Council meetings.

 

 
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13.    Approving the distribution of $293,518 of Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program funds for projects in Pinellas County, and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a letter to the Office of Criminal Justice Grants acknowledging the City's approval of the distribution and use of these funds, and all other documents necessary to effectuate this approval.

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

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

 

 

 

Council Committee of Whole – Pier Ballot Language

Monday, July 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

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

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

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

 

 

Arts Funding Committee

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

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

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

 

 

City Council Meeting

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

 

 

 

City Council Pier Workshop (with Michael Maltzan, Architect)

Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 10:00 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

2 Alternate Members

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

 

Code Enforcement Board

2 Regular Members

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

 

Community Preservation Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/14)

 

Commission on Aging

4 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/12, 12/31/13

& 12/31/14)

 

Health Facilities Authority

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 12/31/13)

 

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)