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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.
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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.
(b) Ordinance designating the Moure Building, located at 909-13 – 22nd Street South, as a local historic landmark.
(a) Ordinance amending Chapter 22, Article IV, Division 2, St. Petersburg City Code, relating to the Prior Retirement System (Employees' Retirement System) by amending Said Retirement System to provide for changes required by the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) Ordinance amending Chapter 22, Article IV, Division 3, St. Petersburg City Code, relating to the Supplemental Retirement System (Employee Retirement System) by amending Said Retirement System to provide for changes required by the Internal Revenue Code.
3. Ordinance amending sections of Division Four, Chapter 22 of the St. Petersburg City Code relating to the Supplemental Firefighter's Retirement System ('Plan') for the purpose of complying with provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
(a) Ordinance amending Chapter 22, Division 5, St. Petersburg City Code, relating to the 1970 Supplemental Police Officer's Retirement System by amending Said Retirement System to provide for changes required by the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) Ordinance amending Chapter 22, Article IV, Division 6, St. Petersburg City Code, relating to the 1984 Supplemental Police Officer's Retirement System by amending Said Retirement System to provide for changes required by the Internal Revenue Code.
(a) Authorizing the Mayor of his designee to execute a one-year Extension of Fire Protection Services Agreement with the Pinellas County Fire Protection Authority for the provision of fire protection and suppression services to the Gandy Fire District.
(b) Approving the Fourth Extension of the Emergency Medical Services ALS First Responder Services Agreement between the City of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Authority for Fiscal Year 2013/14; and authorizing execution of the Fourth Extension of ALS First Responder Services Agreement for Fiscal Year 2013/14.
(a) Approving an audit to be completed by Mayer Hoffman McCann PC, KRMT for the Emergency Medical Services contracted budget expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013 at the request of the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Authority; and directing that the expenditure for the audit come from the Emergency Medical Services fund.
(a) Resolution of the City Council requesting the Mayor to implement the over-the-air broadcast of the City television station signal; and requesting that the Mayor recommend changes to the budget to accommodate this increased cost.
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 84-H relating to utility rates and charges; amending Chapter 27,Subsections 27-3 (k) (1) and (2), 27-141 (a), 27-142 (a), 27-144 (c), 27-177 (a), 27-283 (a), and Subsections 27-284 (a) and 27-284 (e) of the St. Petersburg City Code; changing term “sewer” to “wastewater”; amending water and wastewater deposit amounts; amending base charges and volume charges for water service; amending wholesale water service charges for the City of Gulfport; adding language to clarify inclusion of Tampa Bay Water charges; amending base and volume charges and consumption ranges for irrigation only accounts; amending reclaimed water rates and charges; amending base and volume charges for wastewater service; amending wastewater service charges for wholesale customers; providing for severability of provisions; providing an explanation of words struck through and underlined; and establishing a date to begin calculating new rates for billing purposes.
(b) Ordinance 85-H relating to stormwater utility rates; amending Chapter 27, Subsection 27-405(b) relating to stormwater system utility fees; providing for severability of provisions; and providing an explanation of words struck through and underlined.
5. Ordinance 86-H amending the St. Petersburg City Code to provide for the regulation of Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs and Signs; and authorizing Neighborhood Video Watch Signs in neighborhood watch program areas which may have private video surveillance cameras.
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.
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.
4. Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Hach Company for laboratory equipment repair and replacement and related supplies for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $125,000.
6. Awarding a Blanket Purchase Agreement to Ameron International Corporation, a sole source supplier, for street lighting poles for the Public Works Administration in an amount not to exceed $125,000.
7. Renewing blanket purchase agreements with Great Bay Distributors, Inc., Van Snax Distributors, Inc. and three other suppliers for food and beverages for resale at an estimated annual amount of $105,000.
9. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a one (1) year agreement with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in an amount not to exceed $75,000 to operate a daily fixed route trolley service program from St. Pete Beach to the eastern terminus of 2nd Avenue NE in downtown St. Petersburg including service to the Dolphin and Pelican Parking Lots.
10. Approving disbursement of up to $50,000 from the Capital Repair, Renewal and Replacement Sinking Fund Account for Tropicana Field Capital Projects; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $50,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Tropicana Field Capital Projects Fund (3081) to the Tropicana Field FY13 Improvements Project (13845)
11. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, for the use of the Main Building at 1450 - 16th Street North located within a portion of the City-owned Woodlawn Park for a period of three (3) years at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)
12. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with Family Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, for the use of the Arts Wing within a portion of the City-owned Wildwood Recreation Center, located at 1000 - 28th Street South, for a period of three (3) years at an aggregate rent of $36.00; and to waive the reserve for replacement requirement. (Requires an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)
13. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Second Amendment to the Employee Parking License Agreement with Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. for the non-exclusive use of twenty (20) parking spaces located within the Albert Whitted Airport overflow parking area for a period of one (1) year for $530.45 per month, with the right to request extensions for two (2) additional one (1) year terms. (Requires affirmative vote of at least six (6) members of City Council.)
14. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a License Agreement with St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, for a three (3) year term for nominal consideration, for the use of a portion of the parking lot to the north of Al Lang Field, located on the southeast corner of 1st Street S.E. and 1st Avenue S.E., as a market place within a portion of City-owned Progress Energy Park at 201 Bayshore Drive Southeast, St. Petersburg, on Saturdays only during eight (8) month periods from October 1 through May 31 each year of the term.
16. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an Historic Preservation, Community Education Project Grant ("Grant") from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources ("Department") for the St. Petersburg African American Heritage Trail Project at a maximum reimbursement amount of $50,000; to execute an Historic Preservation Grant Award agreement with the Department; and to execute all other documents necessary to effectuate the Grant; approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $50,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the general fund (0001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Planning and Economic Development Department (370.1537), St. Petersburg African American Heritage Trail Project ("TBD").
17. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association (“NRPA”) in an amount of $4,000 for an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program “Implementing Arthritis Interventions in Local Park and Recreation Agencies” and to execute a Grant Agreement and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.
18. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Local Agency Program Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the State of Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) for construction activities of the 54th Avenue South at 31st Street Right Turn Lane Project in an amount not to exceed $269,700; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $269,700 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the 31st St/54th Avenue S Eastbound Right Turn Lane Modifications Project (14099. (FDOT Financial Project No. 433787 1 58/68 01)
19. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a Local Agency Program Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, and the State of Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) for construction activities of the 38th/40th Avenue Continuous Median Project from 1st Street North to 4th Street North, in an amount not to exceed $438,000; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $438,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the General Capital Improvement Fund (3001), resulting from these additional revenues, to the 38th/40th Avenue N btw 1st & 4th Streets – HSIP Project (14098). (FDOT Financial Project No. 433786 1 58/68 01)
20. Approving the negotiated agreement with the Florida Public Services Union representing the Blue Collar Bargaining Unit, for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015; and establishing an effective date for this Resolution.
21. Approving the negotiated agreement with the Florida Public Services Union representing the White Collar Bargaining Unit, for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2015; and establishing an effective date for this Resolution.
22. Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute a District Seven Highway Beautification Maintenance Memorandum of Agreement between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation for the purpose of maintaining the painted mast arm structure coatings at the intersection of SR 682 (54th Avenue South) and Eckerd College Drive.
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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.