August 2, 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:

 

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.

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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.


August 2, 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.

Awards & Presentations:

1.    Introduction of Student Ambassadors from our Sister City, Takamatsu Japan.  (Oral)

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 37-H providing for findings; providing for the calling of a Special Municipal Election to be held on November 6, 2012 to present to the voters one or more nonbinding referendum questions regarding the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier.

 

 
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2.      Ordinance 38-H designating an Event Zone for 2012 Republican National Convention, providing for a parade route and public viewing area for the opening event and prohibiting the carrying of certain items and the performance of certain activities during the Convention.

 

 
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E.       Reports

1.      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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2.      New Police Headquarters Building Follow-Up. (Oral)

 

 
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(a)   Purchase of property for new Police Headquarters.

3.      Renewing an agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc. for parking facilities management services at an estimated annual cost of $1,280,000.

 

 
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4.      Resolution of City Council approving the Evaluation Committee's ranking for a Construction Manager at Risk for the new pier as follows: (1) Skanska USA Building Inc., in association with Ward Construction Company ("Skanska"), (2) Batson-Cook Company in association with Horus Construction Managers, (3) PCL Construction Services, Inc., and (4) Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc.;  authorizing the Mayor or his designee to negotiate a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement ("CMAR Agreement") with Skanska (the first ranked firm), which agreement is subject to City Council approval; providing that administration may terminate negotiations with Skanska if the parties cannot reach an agreement on the material terms of a CMAR Agreement and report to City Council; and finding that the Evaluation Committee has completed its  duties and is therefore dissolved.

 

 
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5.      Police Update.  (Oral)  [To be heard at 11:30 a.m.)

 

 
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F.       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.      Amending the Development Agreement associated with the approximately 18 acres of land generally located on the northeast corner of 9th Avenue North and 66th Street North.

 

 
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2.      Ordinance repealing City of St. Petersburg Ordinance 19-H; authorizing in accordance with Section 1.02(c)(5)B., St. Petersburg City Charter, the restrictions contained in Assurances ("Grant Assurances") which are set forth in the Grant Documents to be executed by the City as a requirement for receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") Grants ("Grants") in an amount not to exceed $950,000 which require that the City will not sell, lease, encumber or otherwise transfer or dispose of any part of the City's right, title, or other interests in Albert Whitted Airport ("Airport"), nor cause or permit any activity or action on the Airport which would interfere with its use for airport purposes, for a period not to exceed 20 years from the date of acceptance of the grants; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to apply for and accept the Grants in an amount not to exceed $950,000; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Ordinance; and providing for expiration.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)

 

 
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G.       New Business

1.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee to request the City of St. Petersburg remove all static billboards on City property.  (Councilmember Kornell)

 

 
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2.      Review of the Police Department Chase Policy.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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3.      Selection of Florida League of Cities Voting and Alternate Delegate.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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H.       Council Committee Reports

I.         Legal

1.      Resolution of the St. Petersburg City Council approving the termination of the City's account with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., containing the assets of the City Beautiful Commission's Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum Nonexpendable Trust Fund; approving the creation of a custodial account for the Trust assets with Fidelity Investments, provided that Fidelity does not require the Finance Director's (or any other person's) personal social security number to create the account on behalf of the City; approving that, if Fidelity Investments should require such a personal social security number, that the custodial account for the trust assets shall instead be created with Morgan Stanley provided that Morgan Stanley does not require the Finance Director's (or any other person's) personal social security number to create the account on behalf of the City; approving the continuation of the exception to the City's investment policy permitting the trust assets to be managed by a private investment manager; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate these transactions.

 

 
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2.      Announcement of an Attorney-Client closed session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), to be heard on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter, as the same may begin, in conjunction with the lawsuit styled Anthony Catron, et al vs. City of St. Petersburg Case No. 8:09CV923-T-17EAJ.

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

K.       Adjournment

Consent Agenda I



Consent Agenda A

August 2, 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 an agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc. for parking facilities management services at an estimated annual cost of $1,280,000.  [Moved to Reports as E-3]

 

 
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Consent Agenda II



Consent Agenda B

August 2, 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 two-year blanket purchase agreements to BASF Corporation and Polydyne, Inc. for polymer for the Water Resources Department at a combined estimated annual cost of $300,000.

 

 
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2.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements for lawn and turf equipment, parts and services with Wesco Turf, Inc and Ruckus Investments LC d/b/a Quality Mowers at an estimated annual cost of $200,000.

 

 
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3.      Awarding a contract to American Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. in the amount of $172,000 for the St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue Roofing Replacement Project; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $150,000 from the unappropriated balance of the City Facilities Capital Improvements Fund (3031) to the Fire Headquarters Roof Replacement Project (13660). (Engineering Project No. 10231-217, Oracle No. 13660)

 

 
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4.      Awarding blanket purchase agreements for sod to Sunbelt Sod & Grading Company and Tom's Sod Service, Inc., at a combined estimated annual cost of $170,000.

 

 
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5.      Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with St. Petersburg College, a sole source supplier, for police cadet training for the Police Department at an amount not to exceed $138,000.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

6.      Approving a contract with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections for support services for the 2012 General Election.

 

 
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7.      Resolution of City Council approving the Evaluation Committee's ranking for a Construction Manager at Risk for the new pier as follows: (1) Skanska USA Building Inc., in association with Ward Construction Company ("Skanska"), (2) Batson-Cook Company in association with Horus Construction Managers, (3) PCL Construction Services, Inc., and (4) Manhattan Construction (Florida), Inc.;  authorizing the Mayor or his designee to negotiate a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement ("CMAR Agreement") with Skanska (the first ranked firm), which agreement is subject to City Council approval; providing that administration may terminate negotiations with Skanska if the parties cannot reach an agreement on the material terms of a CMAR Agreement and report to City Council; and finding that the Evaluation Committee has completed its  duties and is therefore dissolved.  [Moved to Reports as E-4]

 

 
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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)