August 16, 2012

**2:30 PM

**Please note the change in 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.

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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 16, 2012

2:30 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.       New Ordinances - (First Reading of Title and Setting of Public Hearing)

Setting September 6, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.      Ordinance amending Sections 22-22 (j ) (1), 22-22 (j) (12), and 22-22 (l) (2) of the St. Petersburg City Code concerning the minimum number of disciplinary suspension days an employee must receive in order to qualify for a Civil Service Board Appeal; the number of days following an appeal hearing by which the Board must submit its written order; and the number of days following the Board's order by which the Mayor must implement the order.

 

 
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2.      Approving the designation of the Maurice and Thelma Rothman Residence, located at 1018 Park Street North, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 12-90300003)

 

 
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E.       Reports

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

 

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

 

 
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3.      Tampa Bay Estuary Program.  (Councilmember Kornell) (Oral)

 

 
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4.      Summer Youth Intern Program & Workforce Readiness Training Program Report.  (Vice-Chair Newton)

 

 
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5.      Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $13,500 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023), to the Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) to purchase 45 sets of rifle SAPI plates; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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F.       New Business

1.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for discussion the option of using Open Source Software within the City as a mechanism to save money.  (Councilmember Kennedy)

 

 
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2.      Referring to the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee for discussion the use of "phone trees" within the City's telephone system and how telephone calls to City Departments are answered.  (Councilmember Kennedy)

 

 
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G.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (8/9/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution authorizing the Chair of the Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee to execute a Letter Agreement approving Laura Tatem to serve as the Audit Manager to provide auditing services.

2.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (8/9/12)

 

 
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(a)   Ordinance amending Section 21-87 of the City Code to add new Subsections (12) and (26); naming the Perry Bayview Community Playground and the Westminster Community Playground; creating a new Section 21-87(c); and adding a previously named property to the Code as Section 21-87(c)(1).

3.      Arts Funding Committee.  (8/9/12)

 

 
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H.       Legal

1.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a five-year Fire Protection Services Agreement with the Pinellas County Fire Protection Authority for the provision of fire protection and suppression services to the South Pasadena Fire Control District, contingent upon the City and County mutually agreeing to negotiated changes to the Fire Protection Services Agreement.

 

 
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2.      An attorney-client session to be heard at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled City of St. Petersburg v. Wells Fargo, etc., et al (formerly Wachovia Bank) Case No. 8:10-CV-693-T30-TBM.

 

 
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3.      Resolution in response to the Tampa Bay Rays Stadium Letter.

 

 
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4.      Settlement of Claims arising out of the accident of Harold Fleming, Jr.

 

 
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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 1506.

 

 
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2.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Securing Number 1167.

 

 
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3.      Confirming the preliminary assessment for Building Demolition Number 395.

 

 
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4.      Ordinance 1039-V 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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5.      Ordinance 39-H amending Chapter 12 and other Chapters relating to the fees charged for specific services provided in issuing permits.

 

 
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6.      Ordinance 40-H amending the Development Agreement associated with approximately 18 acres of land generally located on the northeast corner of 9th Avenue North and 66th Street North.

 

 
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7.      Ordinance 41-H 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; providing an effective date; and providing for expiration.  (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council).

 

 
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Second Reading and Second Public Hearings

8.      Proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations, City Code Chapter 16, regarding off-premise signage (billboards), and proposed agreement with Clear Channel Outdoor to permanently remove 80 static billboards and replace six (6) remaining static billboard faces with digital billboard faces. (City File LDR 2012-02)

 

 
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(a)   Ordinance 35-H amending the Sign Code; providing for allowing off-premise digital signs in conjunction with an agreement removing non-conforming off-premise signs; providing for limitations on size; providing standards for lighting; and providing standards for messages.

(b)  Resolution approving the billboard relocation and reconstruction agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement.

J.        Open Forum

K.       Adjournment

 

 

On Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, an attorney-client session, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), will be held in conjunction with the lawsuit styled City of St. Petersburg v. Wells Fargo, etc., et al (formerly Wachovia Bank) Case No. 8:10-CV-693-T30-TBM.  Any or all of the following persons will be attending:  Leslie Curran, Chair, Wengay "Newt" Newton, Vice Chair, Charles Gerdes, Jim Kennedy, Bill Dudley, Steve Kornell, Karl Nurse, Jeff Danner; Mayor Bill Foster; John C. Wolfe, City Attorney; Mark A. Winn, Chief Assistant City Attorney; Jacqueline M. Kovilaritch, Assistant City Attorney C. Bailey King, Jr.and Robert R. Marcus, of the Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP law firm.  The session will commence in City Council Chambers, 175 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida.  After the commencement of the session at the public meeting, the session will be closed and only those persons described above together with a certified court reporter will be allowed to be present.  The subject matter of the meeting shall be confined to settlement negotiations and/or strategy related to litigation expenditures.  At the conclusion of the session the meeting will be re-opened and the session will be terminated.

 

 
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Consent Agenda I


 


Consent Agenda

August 16, 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.      Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Bulk Express Transport, Inc. for yard waste transport services for the Sanitation Department at an estimated annual cost of $240,000

 

 
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2.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Acushnet Company, Nike USA, Inc., and Callaway Golf Sales Company for golf supplies for resale for the Golf Courses Department at an estimated annual amount of $150,000.

 

 
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3.      Accepting a proposal from the Florida Department of Management Services, a sole source supplier, for communications services through the State's CentraNet (CNET) SUNCOM program for the ICS Department at an estimated annual cost of $105,000.

 

 
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4.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Great Bay Distributors, Inc., Van Snax Distributors, Inc. and three other suppliers for food and beverages for resale at an estimated annual amount of $105,000.

 

 
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5.      Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Allied Electronics, Inc. and Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc. for electronic parts at an estimated annual amount of $100,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

6.      Approving the plat of St. Petersburg Housing Authority Headquarters Subdivision, generally located at 2001 Gandy Boulevard North. (City File 11-20000008)

 

 
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7.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Lease Agreement with Bay Point Little League, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, for the use of a concession stand/restroom building located within a portion of City-owned Lake Vista Park for a period of three (3) years, 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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8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with 909 Entertainment, Inc., a Florida for profit corporation, for use of an entire City-owned block of unimproved parcels located between 22nd Street South and 23rd Street South bounded by 7th Avenue South and Fairfield Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida, to provide staging and parking for the public while hosting two (2) community events featuring classic cars and motorcycles, for a use fee of $500.00 for each event day.

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

9.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an Historic Preservation, Community Education Project Grant ("Grant") from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources ("Department") for the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Educational Sign Project at a maximum reimbursement amount of $10,000; to execute an Historic Preservation Grant Award Agreement with the Department; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $10,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (190.2389), Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Educational Sign Project (TBD).

 

 
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10.    Amending City Council Resolution No. 2010-570, as amended, to change the proposed funding source of the City's loan to Campbell Landings, LLC from the Home Investment Partnership Program ("HOME") Fund (1113) to the Community Housing Donation Fund ("CHDF") (1117); rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the amount of $120,000 in the HOME Fund (1113) for the Campbell Landings Project (13239); rescinding unencumbered appropriations in the amount of $107,753 in the CHDF Fund (1117) for the LHTF Admin 07/08 Project (11713) and $12,247 for the LHTF Admin 08/09 Project (12165); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $120,000 from the increase in the HOME Fund (1113) resulting from the above rescission, to the Home Rehabilitation FY 10/11 Project (12817);  approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $120,000 from the increase in CHDF Fund (1117) resulting from the above rescissions to the Campbell Landings Project (13239); providing that all other provisions of Resolution No. 2010-570, as amended, not amended herein shall remain in full force and effect; 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 accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") in the amount of $54,584 ("Grant") for the City's Emergency Solutions Grant ("ESG") and to execute a Grant agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate acceptance of the Grant; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $54,584 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Fund 1112 Emergency Shelter Grant Fund ("ESG") resulting from these additional revenues.

 

 
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12.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a sub-grant agreement between the City and Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc. ("Catholic Charities"), and a subgrant agreement between the City and Daystar Life Center, Inc. ("Daystar") for the purpose of implementing the Emergency Solutions Grant  ("ESG") Program, from which the City will allocate no more than $30,490.20 to Catholic Charities and no more than $20,000 to Daystar to provide financial assistance for homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, housing relocation and stabilization services for homeless persons or those at risk of becoming homeless in the City; and $4,093.80 to the City to administer the ESG Program; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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13.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, to provide school buses and drivers for City-sponsored field trips and to Before and Afterschool programs from August 24, 2012 through August 23, 2013, and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

 

 
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(Appointments)

14.    Confirming the appointment of William C. Johnson as a regular member to the Health Facilities Authority to serve the remainder of a four-year term ending December 31, 2013.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

15.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an America's Promise Alliance and ING Foundation grant in the amount of $2,500 ("Grant") for recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People to fund local youth-related programs or services or to be used for a local event to celebrate the recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $2,500 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to America's Promise Award Activities (13665).

 

 
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16.    Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $13,500 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023), to the Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) to purchase 45 sets of rifle SAPI plates; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.  [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, 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

 

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation and Youth Services Joint Committee

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 2:30 p.m., Room 100

 

Pinellas County’s Economic Impact of Poverty Presentation

 

 

 

City Council Pier Workshop (with Michael Maltzan, Architect)

Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m., Chamber

 

 

Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Public Hearings@ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2012, Chamber

Thursday, September 27, 2012, Chamber

 


 

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)