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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 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.
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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.
1. Ordinance amending the St. Petersburg City Code by deleting Subsections of 8-4 which are now contained in the Florida Building Code; amending the definition of ‘manmade body of water’; renumbering and amending the remaining portions of Section 8-4 relating to manmade bodies of water; and providing a definition for interested parties in demolition matters.
1. Resolution recommending that Project B2083044243 (“Project”), a confidential project pursuant to Section 288.075, Florida Statutes, be approved as a Qualified Target Industry Business pursuant to Section 288.106, Florida Statutes; finding that the commitments of local financial support necessary for the Project exist; and committing $43,000 as the City’s share of the local financial support for the Project under the Tax Refund Program for Qualified Target Industry Businesses.
5. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to negotiate an Architectural/Engineering Professional Services Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Harvard Jolly, Inc. for architectural/engineering services related to the new Police Department Headquarters Phase 1 project. (Engineering Project No.11234-018, Oracle No.12847)
(a) Approving a transfer of $85,000 from the additional General Fund Contingency approved by City Council ($500,000) at the Final Public Hearing for the FY13 Adopted Budget to City Council (010), City Council (1001) to provide a one-time match of funds for the renovation of a building which houses the quality pre-school model at St. Petersburg College Allstate Center; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
(a) Ordinance of the City of St. Petersburg amending the City Code to create new sections regulating the closing hours for alcoholic beverage establishments; requiring extended hours permits for alcoholic beverage establishments serving alcohol after midnight; providing for suspension and revocation of permits; providing for appeals; establishing fees; and establishing and amending definitions.
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.
4. Approving a Substantial Amendment to the City’s FY 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan (“Amendment”) to expand the Areas of Greatest Need of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program–3 (“NSP-3”) in which NSP–3 investment may be targeted to include the Melrose Mercy Neighborhood; to Decrease Activity “B”, Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Sale or Rental of Foreclosed Properties (50% of Area Median Income (“AMI”) and Below) by $463,642 and Reallocate those funds to Activity “E”, Redevelop Demolished or Vacant Properties as Housing (50% AMI and Below); to Decrease Activity “B”, Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Sale or Rental of Foreclosed Properties (51%-120% of AMI) by $340,000 and reallocate those funds to Activity “D”, Demolition of Vacant or Foreclosed Properties, to make available a total of $370,000 for Activity “D”; 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 the Amendment.
5. Ordinance 56-H approving final year-end adjustments to the City of St. Petersburg Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2012; approving the final amended Budget for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2012 by incorporating into the aforementioned final amended Budget all adjustments and appropriations contained in this Ordinance and all adjustments and appropriations previously made by Resolution for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2012; and approving year-end commitments, assignments, and appropriations from the General Fund Balance as of September 30, 2012 for inclusion in the Budget for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2013.
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.
2. Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Odyssey Manufacturing Co; Allied Universal Corp; and Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Inc. for water and wastewater chemicals for the Water Resources and Parks and Recreation departments at an estimated annual cost of $1,285,980.
3. Awarding a contract to Spectrum Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $1,126,516.40 for the construction of the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility (NWWRF) North Chlorine Contact Basins Improvements FY11 Project (Engineering Project Number 11066-111; Oracle Number 12975); rescinding unencumbered appropriations from the following projects in the Water Resources Capital Project Fund (4003): $250,000 from the WRF NW Disinfection Basin Improvements FY12 Project (13385) and $400,000 from the WRF NW Aeration Basin Structural Repairs FY12 Project (13386); appropriating $1,142,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Project Fund (4003), resulting partially from these rescissions, to the WRF NW Chlorine Contact Basin Improvements FY11 Project (12975).
4. Awarding a Contract to New Vista Builders Group, LLC. In the amount of $604,100 for the Jamestown Apartments Renovations, Phase 1 Project (13398) (Engineering Project No. 11237-019, Oracle No. 13398).
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.
1. Approving a five year agreement with Environmental Products of Florida, a sole source supplier, for a maintenance and repair agreement for six Vactor 2100 Series vehicles for the Fleet Management Department at a cost of $360,000.
5. Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Boley Centers, Inc. for management services for the Summer Youth Intern Program (SYIP) for the Community Services Department at an estimated annual cost of $250,000.
8. Awarding a one-year blanket purchase agreement to Hach Company, a sole source supplier, for laboratory supplies, equipment repair and chemicals for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $150,000.
9. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to convey the surplus, unimproved City-owned property located at 1774 – 12th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, to Community Partners In Revitalization, Inc., for $1.00, plus all closing costs.
10. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute two (2) License Agreements with TFTSP (The First Tee) Youth Golf Council St. Petersburg, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for use of ±268 sq. ft. of office/storage space within the Mangrove Bay Golf Course Club House located at 875 – 62nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years, at an aggregate rent of $36.00 and for use of ±64 sq. ft. of storage space within the Twin Brooks Golf Course Club House located at 3800 – 22nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, for a period of three (3) years, at an aggregate rent of $36.00; to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)
11. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a five (5) year License Agreement with Pam Piper for an annual fee of $50.00 to fence a minor portion of a City-owned property located in Safety Harbor for the City’s 36-Inch water transmission main.
12. Resolution initiating the partial vacation of 2nd Avenue South and 5th Street South contiguous to the YMCA property for the purpose of providing dedicated parking to improve the feasibility of the restoration of the YMCA building. [To be voted on separately from Consent]
13. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $20,000 from the Pinellas County Health Department for the installation costs of the Azalea Fitness Zone and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount $20,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General CIP Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Play Equipment Replacement FY 12 Project (13252).
14. Amending City Council Resolution No. 2011-329, as amended, to change the proposed funding source of the City’s loan to Urban Edge Apartments, Ltd. 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 Urban Edge Senior Apartments Project (13550); approving supplemental appropriations from the increase in the HOME Fund (1113) resulting from the above rescission, in the amount of $100,000 to the HOME Purchase Assistance FY 10/11 Project (12820) and $20,000 to the HOME Rehabilitation FY10/11 Project (12817); approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $120,000 from the unappropriated fund balance in the CHDF Fund (1117) to the Urban Edge Senior Apartments Project (13550); providing that all other provisions of Resolution No. 2010-329, 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.
15. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept Assistance Funding (“Order”) from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FFWCC”) Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Program for a Gopher Tortoise habitat management plan at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at a maximum reimbursement amount of $14,553; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Order; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $14,553 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund (0001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Parks & Recreation Boyd Hill Nature Trail (1902389) Gopher Tortoise Habitat Management Project (TBD).
16. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an estoppel affidavit and a deed in lieu of foreclosure from New Millennial, LLC, for the property located at 2937 3rd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida ("Property"); with the City to pay estimated delinquent taxes in the amount of $6,500; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
17. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant (“Grant”) from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“Department”) for the Lake Maggiore Park Improvements Project at a maximum reimbursement amount of $200,000; to execute a Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Agreement with the Department; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $200,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Lake Maggiore/Boyd Hill FY08 Project (11756).
18. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to negotiate an Architectural/Engineering Professional Services Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Harvard Jolly, Inc. for architectural/engineering services related to the new Police Department Headquarters Phase 1 project. (Engineering Project No.11234-018, Oracle No.12847) [Moved to Reports as E-5]
19. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an annual Master Agreement and up to three one-year renewal options between the City of St. Petersburg and Advanced Engineering & Design, Inc., AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Black & Veatch Corporation, Brown and Caldwell, Carollo Engineers, Inc., CDM Smith, CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc., George F. Young, Inc., Greeley and Hansen LLC, McKim & Creed, Inc., and URS Corporation Southern to furnish services with regard to Potable Water, Wastewater & Reclaimed Water Projects.
20. Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $36,064 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023), to the Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) to purchase four LASER Mapping Systems for the Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Section; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
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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 Comprehensive Plan land use cases, the Owner bears the burden of proof except in cases initiated by the City Administration, 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 and/or Appellant. If Appellant and Applicant are different entities then each is allowed the allotted time for each part of these procedures. The Appellant shall speak before the Applicant. 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.
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 speaker or of the appropriate representative of the party being cross examined. 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.