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:
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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.
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. Ordinance 72-H of the City of St. Petersburg adding a new subsection to Section 2-237 and a new subsection to Section 2-241 of the St. Petersburg City Code; providing for an exception to the Procurement Code for the purchase of hardware and software that meet certain criteria; and establishing the process for a design build project delivery method.
2. Approving a Substantial Amendment to the City's FY 2012/13 Annual Action Plan ("Amendment") to allocate $179,025 of the uncommitted balance of the Community Development Block Grant budget consisting of recaptured funding and earned program income, to projects that are ready to be implemented during the current fiscal year; 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 for implementation of this resolution and the Amendment. [DELETED]
1. Acknowledging receipt of the Schematic Design Phase report for the new St. Petersburg Pier prepared by Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary for Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. to proceed with the Design Development Phase and for Skanska USA Builders, Inc. to continue providing pre-construction phase services; approving the First Amendment to the Construction Manager at Risk Agreement with Skanska for additional pre-construction phase costs in an amount not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) for engineered shop drawings for the design assist portions of the new Pier; and approving the transfer of $1,540,817 from the Downtown Redevelopment District Fund (1105) to the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001).
(a) Awarding a contract to Pospiech Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $7,705,942.50 for the construction of Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30” Force Main, Part C and Lift Station 62 Flow Diversion Project (Engineering Project No. 12013-311; Oracle No. 13976); approving a resolution rescinding unencumbered appropriations in the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003) in the amount of $2,650,000 from WRF NW HW Scr St/Odor Control FY13 Project (13823) and $1,523,000 from WRF NW Dewatering Imp FY12 (13384); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $4,842,500 from the unappropriated balance of the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund (4003), partially resulting from these rescissions, to the SAN LS #85 Forcemain Part C FY13 Project (13976).
(b) Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Amendment No.1 to Task Order No. 08-10-CDM/W to the agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and Camp Dresser McKee Smith Inc. (CDM), in the amount of $65,000 for professional construction phase services for the Lift Station 85 Albert Whitted Master 30” Force Main – Part C. (Engineering Project No. 12013-311, Oracle No. 13976 and 13836)
7. Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $436,516.10 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023) to: 1) Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) in the amount of $372,620.10; 2) Police Department, State Forfeiture (140-2857) in the amount of $49,146; and 3) Police Department, Treasury Forfeiture (140-2589) in the amount of $14,750; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution. [REVISED language]
1. Requesting City Council schedule a Committee of the Whole to discuss increasing principal of the Weeki Wachee fund and allocating $1 million from non-referendum earnings (east side) of Weeki Wachee fund to the Arts Endowment Fund. (Councilmember Curran)
(a) Resolution of the City Council of the City of St. Petersburg in support of the extension of the deadline for the completion of the Fitch & Associates Emergency Management System Study; stating opposition to Priority Dispatch-Phase III; and requesting deferral of the implementation of priority dispatch to allow for further discussion, including a review and evaluation of the Fitch & Associates Study.
2. Resolution of the St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) finding the design proposed for the new Municipal Pier, located at 800 - 2nd Avenue NE, consistent with the Intown Redevelopment Plan, as reviewed in Community Redevelopment Agency report IRP 13-3a. (City File IRP 13-3a)
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. Awarding a blanket purchase agreement to the School Board of Pinellas County, a sole source supplier, to provide school buses and drivers for the Parks and Recreation 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 a proposal from Econolite Control Products, Inc., a sole source supplier, for the purchase of traffic signal synchronization software and hardware for the Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations Department at a total cost of $213,250.
2. Awarding the purchase of 3G wireless modems to Ergotech Controls, Inc., dba Industrial Networks Solutions for the Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations Department at a total cost of $126,752.30; rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001) in the amount of $150,000 from the Traffic Signal Control Software Project (13706); rescinding an unencumbered appropriation in the Transportation Impact Fee Capital Projects Fund (3071) in the amount of $280,000 from the City Trails – Bicycle Trails FY11 Project (12904); and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $280,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Transportation Impact Fee Capital Projects Fund (3071), resulting from the above rescission, to the Traffic Signal Control Software Project (13706).
3. Resolution reappointing Leslie Curran as the representative for the "City Council Member for the Zone (District 4)" category on the Board of Commissioners of the Enterprise Zone Development Agency (EZDA); reappointing Chris Steinocher as the representative for the "Local Chamber of Commerce" category on the Board of Commissioners of the EZDA; reappointing Shrimatee Ojah-Maharaj as the representative for the "Alternative Commissioner" category on the Board of Commissioners of the EZDA; and reappointing Claude Williams as the representative of the local "Alternative Commissioner" category on the Board of Commissioners of the EZDA, all to serve a four (4) year term expiring April 20, 2017; and reappointing Karl Nurse as Chair and Robert L. Williams, III as Vice-Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the EZDA.
4. Accepting a proposal from Thompson Consulting Services, LLC for disaster related reimbursement assistance consulting services; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
5. Approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $436,516.10 from the unappropriated balance of the Law Enforcement Fund (1023) to: 1) Police Department, Federal Justice Forfeiture (140-2858) in the amount of $372,620.10; 2) Police Department, State Forfeiture (140-2857) in the amount of $49,146; and 3) Police Department, Treasury Forfeiture (140-2589) in the amount of $14,750; authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution. [REVISED language & MOVED to Reports as F-7]
Note: An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings. Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 15 – J.W. Cate Center – 5801 - 22nd Ave. N., 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12 – Enoch Davis Center – 1111 - 18th Ave. S., 6:00 p.m.
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.