October 4, 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.

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GENERAL AGENDA INFORMATION

 

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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.

 


October 4, 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.

Quasi-Judicial Proceedings

 

Swearing in of witnesses.  Representatives of City Administration, the appli­cant/appellant, opponents, and members of the public who wish to speak at the public hearing must declare that he or she will testify truthfully by taking an oath or affirmation in the following form:

 

"Do you swear or affirm that the evidence you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

 

The oath or affirmation will be administered prior to the presentation of testimony and will be administered in mass to those who wish to speak.  Persons who submit cards to speak after the administration of the oath, who have not been previously sworn, will be sworn prior to speaking.   For detailed procedures to be followed for Quasi-Judicial Proceedings, please see yellow sheet attached to this agenda.

1.      Ordinance 084-HL approving the designation of the Merriwether Building, located at 951-63 - 22nd Street South, as a local historic landmark. (City File HPC 12-90300004)

 

 
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E.       Reports

1.      Establishing the Clean Zone Time Period for the 2012 Major League Baseball Playoffs, including the World Series.

 

 
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2.      Approval of a Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with a Guaranteed Maximum Price between the City of St. Petersburg and Skanska USA Builders, Inc. for preconstruction and construction services for the new Pier.

 

 
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3.      Update on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).  (Councilmember Danner) (Oral)

 

 
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4.      Pinellas Planning Council.  (Councilmember Kennedy)

 

 
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5.      Approving a partnership between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City"), and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County ("JWB") for $1,000,000 to youth services in specific areas with a term commencing on October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013 at a cost of $500,000 to both the City and JWB; accepting a grant from JWB in the amount of $1,100,000  for the teen arts, sports and cultural opportunities (TASCO) center based teen programs; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this partnership with JWB and grant from JWB; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $261,193 in the general fund, Parks and Recreation Department (190), Recreation Administration (1573) from the grant from the JWB.

 

 
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6.      Renewing an agreement with Humana Medical Plan, Inc. for the Medicare + Choice Health Management Organization (HMO) plan; and with Humana Insurance Company for the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan for retirees at an estimated annual premium of $362,988. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Humana, Inc.

 

 
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7.      Requesting that City Council approve the SSAC recommendation for funding for FY13 and approve the attached resolution approving funding for various Social Services agencies in the amount of $426,000 for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Form Grant Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions; and authorizing the City Attorney to make non-substantive changes to the Form Grant Agreement.

 

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

Setting October 18, 2012 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinance(s):

1.      Ordinance of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, establishing an exception from certain ad valorem taxation for certain new businesses and expansions of existing businesses; providing for enactment authority; providing findings of fact; providing for definitions of terms; providing for the establishment of an economic development ad valorem tax exemption; providing for an application for an exemption; providing for the City Council and Mayor's consideration of such application; providing for no application fees; providing for continuing performance; providing for City Council revocation of exemption; providing for applicability; providing for severability; and providing for a sunset date.

 

 
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G.       New Business

1.      Requesting reconsideration of the Foreclosure Registry.  (Councilmember Kennedy)

 

 
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2.      Requesting City Council appoint a member of City Council to the Tourist Development Council to fill a four year term beginning November 1, 2012.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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3.      Requesting City Council appoint a member of City Council to the Pinellas Planning Council to fill a two year term beginning January 1, 2013.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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4.      Requesting City Council appoint a voting delegate and alternate to the National League of Cities Conference November 28- December 1, 2012.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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5.      Discussion regarding City Council information request.  (Chair Curran)

 

 
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H.       Council Committee Reports

1.      Youth Services Committee.  (9/20/12)

 

 
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2.      Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee.  (9/27/12)

 

 
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(a)   Resolution authorizing the Mayor or his designee to waive accrued late fees for City Housing Loans that have been provided to low- and moderate-income households ("City Housing Loans"); to permanently waive the enforcement of late fee provisions in all existing City Housing Loans; and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this Resolution.

3.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (9/27/12)

 

 
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4.      Housing Services Committee.  (9/27/12)

 

 
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I.         Legal

1.      Resolution of the City of St. Petersburg concerning Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution which, if adopted, would create additional inequities in Florida's tax system by granting certain tax breaks to some taxpayers at the expense of other taxpayers.

 

 
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J.        Open Forum

K.       Adjournment

CRA


St. Petersburg

Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

October 4, 2012

 

 

1.      City Council convenes as Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

 
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2.      Resolution of the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) finding the "Fourth Avenue South Residences," located at the northwest corner of 4th Street South and 4th Avenue South, consistent with the Intown Redevelopment Plan, as reviewed in Community Redevelopment Agency report IRP 12-09b.  (City File IRP 12-09b)

 

 
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3.      Adjourn Community Redevelopment Agency.

 

 
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Consent Agenda I


Consent Agenda A


October 4, 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.

(City Development)

1.      Approving disbursement of up to $557,000 from the Capital Repair, Renewal and Replacement Sinking Fund Account for Tropicana Field Capital Projects; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $557,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Tropicana Field Capital Projects Fund (3081) to the Tropicana Field FY13 Improvements Project (13845).

 

 
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(Leisure & Community Services)

2.      Approving a partnership between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida ("City"), and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County ("JWB") for $1,000,000 to youth services in specific areas with a term commencing on October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013 at a cost of $500,000 to both the City and JWB; accepting a grant from JWB in the amount of $1,100,000  for the teen arts, sports and cultural opportunities (TASCO) center based teen programs; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this partnership with JWB and grant from JWB; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $261,193 in the general fund, Parks and Recreation Department (190), Recreation Administration (1573) from the grant from the JWB.  [Moved to Reports as E-5]

 

 
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(Public Works)

3.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Layne Inliner, LLC, formerly known as Reynolds Inliner, LLC in the amount of $1,870,000 for the Sanitary Sewer CIPP Lining FY 2013 Project, for a total contract amount of $4,630,000.  (Engineering Project No. 10055-311; Oracle No. TBD)

 

 
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4.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one-year contract extension and increase to the contract amount with Rowland, Inc. in the amount of $428,000 for the Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation FY 2013 Project, for a total contract amount of $1,271,000.  (Engineering Project No. 10057-311; Oracle No. TBD)

 

 
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Consent Agenda II


Consent Agenda B


October 4, 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 Gossamer Bay, Inc. d/b/a Universal Controls Instrument Service Company for instrument maintenance and repair services for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $470,000.

 

 
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2.      Approving a change order to Rowland, Inc. for FY 2012 unscheduled utility infrastructure repairs for the Water Resources Department in the amount of $200,000 which increases the estimated annual amount to $400,000.

 

 
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3.      Renewing an agreement with Humana Medical Plan, Inc. for the Medicare + Choice Health Management Organization (HMO) plan; and with Humana Insurance Company for the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan for retirees at an estimated annual premium of $362,988. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Humana, Inc.  [Moved to Reports as E-6]

 

 
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4.      Awarding a contract to LEMA Construction & Developers, Inc. in the amount of $292,000 for the Oberly Pumping Station Renovations Project. (Engineering Project No. 11229-019; Oracle No. 12936)

 

 
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5.      Awarding a contract to Eveland Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $211,166.23 for the Washington Terrace Pumping Station Renovations Project (Engineering Project No. 11230-019; Oracle No. 12937); rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Water Resource Capital Projects Fund (4003) in the amount of $107,109 from the Oberly Pump Station Building Hardening FY11 Project (12936); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $144,421 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resource Capital Projects Fund (4003), resulting partially from this rescission, to the Washington Terrace Pump Station Main Building Structural Upgrade FY11 Project (12937).

 

 
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6.      Awarding a three-year blanket purchase agreement to Midflorida Armored & ATM Services, Inc. for armored collection services for the Billing and Collections Department at an estimated cost of $162,000.

 

 
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7.      Renewing an agreement with Allied Universal Corporation for liquefied chlorine for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $127,000.

 

 
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(City Development)

8.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to waive the accumulated outstanding interest on the Special Assessment Liens on one (1) unimproved property located at 1015 - 12th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, provided the full payment of the unpaid principal amount of $6,888.98 is paid by November 5, 2012.

 

 
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9.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to waive the accumulated outstanding interest on the Special Assessment Liens on one (1) unimproved property located at 927 - 18th Street South, St. Petersburg, provided the full payment of the unpaid principal amount of $1,867.40 is paid by November 5, 2012.

 

 
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10.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to purchase one (1) unimproved property located at 3435 - 17th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3, for the sum of $8,900 subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $5,000; to assemble, temporarily manage, and dispose of the property for the purpose of stabilizing the neighborhood; and to 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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11.    Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to purchase under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3, one (1) abandoned property located at 1116 - 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for the sum of $39,600 subject to the required Environmental Review Record report result being a Finding of No Significant Impact; to pay closing related costs not to exceed $7,500; to rehabilitate or reconstruct the property for an amount not to exceed $100,000; and to 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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12.    Accepting a donation of a work of art entitled Entwined, by artist Robbie Robins, from the Jungle Terrace Civic Association for placement at Walter Fuller Park pursuant to City Code Chapter 5, Sections 136-140; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to affect the intent of this resolution.

 

 
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(Appointments)

13.    Confirming the reappointment of David A. Bacon and Christine Page as regular members to the Community Preservation Commission to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2015.

 

 
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14.    Confirming the reappointments of Lynn V. Cravey and David R. Punzak as regular members to the Development Review Commission to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2015.

 

 
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15.    Confirming the reappointment of Sean K. McQuaid as an alternate member to the Nuisance Abatement Board to serve a two-year term ending August 31, 2014.

 

 
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16.    Confirming the reappointment of Robert "Lee" Nolan and William "Bill" Klein as regular members to the Planning & Visioning Commission to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2015.

 

 
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17.    Confirming the reappointments of Deborah Kelley, Carol Hixson, Richard B. Franz III and Angela Bond as regular members to the Arts Advisory Committee to serve three-year terms ending September 30, 2015.

 

 
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(Miscellaneous)

18.    Requesting that City Council approve the SSAC recommendation for funding for FY13 and approve the attached resolution approving funding for various Social Services agencies in the amount of $426,000 for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the Form Grant Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate these transactions; and authorizing the City Attorney to make non-substantive changes to the Form Grant Agreement. [Moved to Reports as E-7]

 

 
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End notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings.

 

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

 

 

Arts Funding Committee

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 

 

Youth Services Committee

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 100

 

 

City Council Historic Preservation Workshop

Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m., Room 100

 

 

 

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m., Room 100

 

 

 

City Council Waterfront Master Plan Process Workshop

Thursday, October 25, 2012, immediately following Agenda Review, Room 100

 


 

Arts Advisory Committee

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/12)

 

City Beautiful

2 Regular Members

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

 

Civil Service Board

1 Regular & 2 Alternate Members

(Terms expire 6/30/13, 6/30/14 & 6/30/15)

 

Code Enforcement Board

2 Regular Members (Engineer & Non-Category)

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

 

 

 

Community Preservation Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/14)

 

Commission on Aging

2Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

 

Planning & Visioning Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/13)

 

 

 

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)

 

End notes for Quasi (delete if unneeded)


PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR QUASI-JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS:

 

1.             Anyone wishing to speak must fill out a yellow card and present the card to the Clerk.  All speakers must be sworn prior to presenting testimony.  No cards may be submitted after the close of the Public Hearing.  Each party and speaker is limited to the time limits set forth herein and may not give their time to another speaker or party.

 

2.             At any time during the proceeding, City Council members may ask questions of any speaker or party.  The time consumed by Council questions and answers to such questions shall not count against the time frames allowed herein.  Burden of proof: in all appeals, the Appellant bears the burden of proof; in variance application cases, the Applicant bears the burden of proof; in rezoning and land use cases, the Owner bears the burden of proof except in cases initiated by the City, in which event the City Administration bears the burden of proof. Waiver of Objection: at any time during this proceeding Council Members may leave the Council Chamber for short periods of time.  At such times they continue to hear testimony because the audio portion of the hearing is transmitted throughout City Hall by speakers.  If any party has an objection to a Council Member leaving the Chamber during the hearing, such objection must be made at the start of the hearing.  If an objection is not made as required herein it shall be deemed to have been waived.

 

3.             Initial Presentation.  Each party shall be allowed ten (10) minutes for their initial presentation. 

 

                a.         Presentation by City Administration.

 

                b.         Presentation by Applicant followed by the Appellant, if different. If Appellant and Applicant are different entities then each is allowed the allotted time for each part of these procedures. In connection with land use and zoning ordinances where the City is the applicant, the land owner(s) shall be given the time normally reserved for the Applicant/Appellant, unless the land owner is the Appellant.

 

c.         Presentation by Opponent.  If anyone wishes to utilize the initial presentation time provided for an Opponent, said individual shall register with the City Clerk at least one week prior to the scheduled public hearing. If there is an Appellant who is not the Applicant, then no Opponent is allowed.

 

4.             Public Hearing.  A Public Hearing will be conducted during which anyone may speak for 3 minutes.  Speakers should limit their testimony to information relevant to the ordinance or application and criteria for review.

 

5.             Cross Examination.  Each party shall be allowed five (5) minutes for cross examination.  All questions shall be addressed to the Chair and then (at the discretion of the Chair) asked either by the Chair or by the party conducting the cross examination of the appropriate witness.  One (1) representative of each party shall conduct the cross examination.  If anyone wishes to utilize the time provided for cross examination and rebuttal as an Opponent, and no one has previously registered with the Clerk, said individual shall notify the City Clerk prior to the conclusion of the Public Hearing.  If no one gives such notice, there shall be no cross examination or rebuttal by Opponent(s).  If more than one person wishes to utilize the time provided for Opponent(s), the City Council shall by motion determine who shall represent Opponent(s).

 

                a.         Cross examination by Opponents.

                b.         Cross examination by City Administration. 

                c.         Cross examination by Appellant followed by Applicant, if different.

 

6.             Rebuttal/Closing.  Each party shall have five (5) minutes to provide a closing argument or rebuttal.

                a.         Rebuttal by Opponents.  

                b.         Rebuttal by City Administration. 

                c.         Rebuttal by Appellant followed by the Applicant, if different.