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March 14, 2013

3:00 PM

 

A.       Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

B.       Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

C.       Awards and Presentations

1.      Presentation recognizing City Attorney Jeannine Williams, recipient of Pro Bono Award from the Florida Supreme Court.

2.      Solar Energy Management Presentation.

3.      "On Top of Your Game" Awards presented to members of the Lakewood High School Girls Basketball Team.

4.      “On Top of Your Game” Awards presented to members of the St. Petersburg High School Boys Basketball Team.

5.      Proclamation to James Prior recognizing March 2013 as Irish American Heritage Month.

6.      Proclamation recognizing March 10-16, 2013, as Girl Scout Week.

7.      Presentation of Sunshine Ambassador Awards to the Jr. Sungoddess Court.

8.      State of the St. Petersburg Museum of History presentation by Joel Cohen, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Museum of History.

D.       Correspondence

 

NOTE:  Only the person who has written the letter, or an authorized representative, will be permitted to speak in connection with an item of correspondence.  The person speaking will be given three minutes ONLY to state the request.  In some instances and at the discretion of City Council, more than three minutes speaking time will be granted.

1.        Mr. Thomas Mantz, Executive Director, Feeding America Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida:  Requesting to appear before City Council to discuss the issue of hunger.

E.       Legal

1.      Awarding a three-year blanket purchase agreement to Bright House Networks, LLC for dedicated Internet and intranet services for the Libraries at an estimated cost of $193,716. 

2.      An Attorney-Client Session, to be heard at 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, pursuant to Florida Statute 286.011(8), in conjunction with the lawsuit styled Kathleen Ford, Fred Debardelaben, Gregory J. Cahinin, Frank Carter Karins, Joseph Reed, and Burton Kline v. City of St. Petersburg, FL, Inc., formerly known as 15,652 Petitioners and Kathleen Ford v. City Council, etc. Case No. 12-10312CI-19.

3.      Worker's Compensation Case of Brad Westphal.

F.       Adjournment

1.      On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:30 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 Kathleen Ford, Fred Debardelaben, Gregory J. Cahinin, Frank Carter Karins, Joseph Reed, and Burton Kline v. City of St. Petersburg, FL, Inc., formerly known as 15,652 Petitioners and Kathleen Ford v. City Council, etc. Case No. 12-10312CI-19.  Any or all of the following persons will be attending:  Council Chair Karl Nurse, Council Vice-Chair Bill Dudley, Councilmembers Charles Gerdes, James Kennedy, Steve Kornell, Leslie Curran, Jeff Danner, Wengay “Newt” Newton; Mayor Bill Foster; City Attorney John C. Wolfe, Chief Assistant City Attorney Mark A. Winn, Assistant City Attorney Joseph P. Patner, Assistant City Attorney Jane Wallace, Assistant City Attorney Jacqueline Kovilaritch, and Assistant City Attorney Macall Dyer.  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.