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.
5. Please be courteous to other members of the audience by keeping side conversations to a minimum.
6. The Fire Code prohibits anyone from standing in the aisles or in the back of the room.
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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.
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.
Invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States of America.
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.
7. Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master, Force Main Part E, and Related Projects (Engineering Project Nos. 12016-111, 12013-511, 12017-111, and 12030-110; Oracle Nos., 13819, 13978, and 13378 and 14013):
(a) Awarding a contract to PCL Construction, Inc. in the amount of $10,687,294.03 for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master, Force Main Part E, and related projects (Engineering Project Nos. 12016-111, 12013-511, 12017-111, and 12030-110; Oracle Nos., 13819, 13978, and 13378 and 14013); rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Stormwater Drainage Capital Projects Fund (4013) in the amount of $391,000 from the Golf Creek Culvert Project (12548); and approving an appropriation in the amount of $391,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Stormwater Drainage Capital Projects Fund (4013), resulting from this rescission, to the 8th Ave SE Storm Drainage Improvements Project (14013).
(b) Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 08-5-A/W to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) in the amount of $198,669 for professional construction phase services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master. (Engineering Project No. 12016-111, Oracle No. 13819)
(c) Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No.1 to Task Order No. 08-8-CE/W to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Carollo Engineers, P.C. in the amount of $30,567 for professional construction phase services for Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility Decommissioning. (Engineering Project No. 12017-111, Oracle No.13378)
8. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $146,559 from Pinellas County (“County”) as the City’s share of the FY2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) to continue funding of law enforcement initiatives as set out in the County’s grant application, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $146,559 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Police Grants Trust Fund (1702), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Police Department, Fiscal Support (140-1389), JAG 2012 Project (TBD).
1. Approving the issuance of not to exceed $45,000,000 City of St. Petersburg Health Facilities Authority Health Care Facilities Revenue Bond (OneBlood, Inc. Project), Series 2013, as required by the federal Tax Exempt Financing Reform Act (“TEFRA”).
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.
(a) Ordinance 59-H amending the Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II. F.S., related to the adoption of text amendments to the Future Land Use Element, Capital Improvements Element, Intergovernmental Coordination Element and Public Schools Facilities Element.
(b) Ordinance 60-H amending the Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II, F.S., related to the adoption of text amendments to the Potable Water Subelement, Capital Improvements Element and Transportation Element.
2. Resolution of the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) finding the substantial renovation of "The Shops at St. Pete," located at 153 - 2nd Avenue North, consistent with the Intown Redevelopment Plan, as reviewed in Community Redevelopment Agency report IRP 13-1a. [To be heard at 3:30 p.m.]
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.
1. Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master, Force Main Part E, and Related Projects (Engineering Project Nos. 12016-111, 12013-511, 12017-111, and 12030-110; Oracle Nos., 13819, 13978, and 13378 and 14013): [MOVED to Reports as E-7]
2. Awarding three-year blanket purchase agreements to Action Fabrication and Truck Equipment, Inc., Atlas Hydraulics, Inc., Bay Area Truck Sales, Inc. dba Kenworth of Central Florida, Inc. and 11 other companies for vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance and repairs for the Fleet Management Department at an estimated annual cost of $600,000.
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. Accepting proposals from Hydra-Service(s), Inc.; Carl Eric Johnson, Inc.; Tencarva Machinery Co. d/b/a Hudson Pump & Equipment; Xylem Water Solutions Florida, LLC formerly ITT Water & Wastewater Florida, LLC; and Alttec Corporation d/b/a Digital Control Company, sole source providers, for pumps, pump parts and repair services for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $400,000.
3. Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Southern Electric Supply Company, Inc. d/b/a Rexel, Inc.; Tampa Armature Works, Inc.; and DJ/PJ Inc. d/b/a JW Appley, Inc. & Son for pumps, pump parts and repair services for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $150,000.
4. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement Number 4 - (FPN: 422501-1-94-01, Contract No: AOZ18 (“SJPA”) between the City of St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Transportation, which provides $300,000 for wharf and infrastructure repair at the Port, establishes an expiration date for the SJPA of June 30, 2016, and requires City matching funds in the amount of $100,000; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
5. Accepting a grant from the Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas, Inc. (“CCC”) in the amount of $111,494 for the Walter Fuller Recreation Center’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute an agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction with CCC; and approving a supplemental appropriation of $111,494 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Fund resulting from these additional revenues to the Parks and Recreation Department WF 21 CCLC FY13 Project.
6. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Task Order No. 12-01-URS/AWA to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and URS Corporation in the amount not to exceed $104,952 for design and bidding phase services related to new Terminal Hangar Facility at Albert Whitted Airport. (Engineering Project No. 13045-119; Oracle No. 13279)
7. Approving the second renewal of a Maintenance Agreement with the State of Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of performing roadway sweeping on selected primary roadways in Pinellas County, Florida; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
8. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept $146,559 from Pinellas County (“County”) as the City’s share of the FY2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) to continue funding of law enforcement initiatives as set out in the County’s grant application, and to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $146,559 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Police Grants Trust Fund (1702), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Police Department, Fiscal Support (140-1389), JAG 2012 Project (TBD). [MOVED to Reports as E-8]
9. Resolution amending Resolution 2012-471 to amend the list of social service agencies funded and the amount received by such agencies for period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute amendments with the agencies receiving additional grant funds.
Note: An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings. Meeting Agenda
(Includes review of Bayfront Medical Center Lease)
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.