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November 7, 2013

8:30 AM

 

 

 

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.

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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.

 


November 7, 2013

8:30 AM

Council Meeting

 

A.       Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call.

Invocation and Pledge to the Flag of the United States of America.

B.       Approval of Agenda with Additions and Deletions.

Open Forum

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.

C.       Consent Agenda (see attached)

D.       Awards and Presentations

1.      Presentation recognizing the Firefighter, Fire Officer, and Bert Smith EMT & Paramedic of the Year.

2.      Proclamation recognizing November 23, 2013, as Shopapalooza Day.

3.      Proclamation recognizing November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

E.       Public Hearings and Quasi-Judicial Proceedings - 9:00 A.M.

F.       Reports

1.      Animal Control - Maureen Freaney, Department Director and Doug Brightwell, Operations Manager, Pinellas County Animal Services.  (Oral)

2.      Update on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), and the Advisory Committee for Pinellas Transportation (ACPT). (Councilmember Danner) (Oral)

3.      Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.  (Councilmember Newton) (Oral)

4.      Approving an increase to the allocation for the management and operation of Al Lang and the Walter Fuller Complex with St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, Inc. in the amount of $300,000 which increases the total contract amount to $883,474.

5.      Amending the agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc. to extend the term for three months for parking facilities management services for an additional amount of $26,250 in management fees and $330,750 in budgeted reimbursable operating expenses totaling $357,000.

6.      Approving the Arts Advisory Committee recommendations for FY2014 funding of $178,813.20 for Arts and Cultural Grants for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $3,813.20 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund.

G.       New Ordinances - (First Reading of Title and Setting of Public Hearing)

Setting November 25, 2013 as the public hearing date for the following proposed Ordinances:

1.      Ordinance approving the vacation of the easements, right-of-ways and right-of-way easements within the northern 240 feet of the block fronting Gandy Boulevard in between Snug Harbor Drive and San Fernando Boulevard.  (Case No. 13-33000005)

2.      Ordinance approving a vacation of the cul-de-sac at the terminus of Hartford Street North in the block bound by 34th Street North, 36th Avenue North, 35th Street North and 38th Avenue North. (City File 12-33000012)

3.      Ordinance approving the designation of the Custer-Moore Residence, located at 1014 Alhambra Way South, as a local historic landmark. (City File 13-90300004)

4.      Ordinance amending the St. Petersburg City Code; prohibiting loud and raucous noise emanating from motor vehicles in the right of way; and clarifying the definition of privately owned outdoor places.

5.      Ordinance amending the Weeki Wachee Ordinance.

H.       New Business

1.      Requesting Mayor Foster remove the bricks from the pedestrian build out and replace with appropriate vertical landscaping.

2.      Requesting City Council schedule a regular meeting of City Council on Monday, November 18, 2013 with a start time of 1:00 p.m.  (Chair Nurse)

3.      Referring to the Youth Services Committee a discussion to increase Youthbuild enrollment and connect Youthbuild to a more robust N-Team to do repairs in neighborhoods surrounding the Sanderlin Center.  (Chair Nurse)

4.      Referring to the Public Services and Infrastructure Committee the topic of naming the City’s newest park - Rivera Bay Neighborhood Park.  (Councilmember Kennedy)

I.         Council Committee Reports

1.      Youth Services Committee.  (10/17/13)

2.      Public Services & Infrastructure Committee.  (10/31/13)

3.      Housing Services Committee.  (10/31/13)

4.      Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee.  (10/31/13)

5.      Co-Sponsored Events Committee.  (10/16/13)

(a)   Resolution approving events for co-sponsorship in name only by the City for Fiscal Year 2014; waiving the non-profit requirement of Resolution No. 2000-562(a) 8 for the co-sponsored events to be presented by Cox Radio, Inc., Festivals of Speed, LLC, Pediatric Services of Florida, Inc., Florida Adventure Sports, LLC and Bill Edwards Presents, Inc. in FY 2014; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this resolution.

(b)  Resolution in accordance with City Code Section 21-38(d) exempting Festivals of Speed (Vinoy Park), Tampa Bay Bluesfest (Vinoy Park) and 97x Backyard BBQ (Vinoy Park), from the beer and wine only restrictions in City Code Section 21-38 (d) on the issuance of a permit for alcoholic beverages (for on premises consumption only) to be sold, served, dispensed, possessed, used and/or consumed at their respective venues, during their events as set forth herein.

(c)   Ordinance providing for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Williams Park on February 1, 2014 and in Elva Rouse Park on March 8, 2014.

J.        Legal

K.       Open Forum

L.       Adjournment

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Consent Agenda A

November 7, 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.

(Purchasing)

1.      Approving the purchase of two replacement fire apparatus for the Fire Department from The Sutphen Corporation at a total cost of $1,568,416.73.

2.      Renewing an agreement with Layne Inliner, LLC, for sanitary sewer cleaning for the Water Resources Department at an estimated annual cost of $600,000.

3.      Approving an increase to the allocation for the management and operation of Al Lang and the Walter Fuller Complex with St. Petersburg Baseball Commission, Inc. in the amount of $300,000 which increases the total contract amount to $883,474.  [MOVED to Reports as F-4]

4.      Amending the agreement with Central Parking System of Florida, Inc. to extend the term for three months for parking facilities management services for an additional amount of $26,250 in management fees and $330,750 in budgeted reimbursable operating expenses totaling $357,000.   [MOVED to Reports as F-5]

 


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Consent Agenda B

November 7, 2013

 

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.

(Purchasing)

1.      Renewing a blanket purchase agreement with Xerox Corporation for the lease and maintenance of copiers at an estimated annual amount of $341,000.

2.      Approving annual blanket purchase agreements with Helena Chemical Company; Howard Fertilizer & Chemical Company, Inc.; Red River Specialties, Inc. and two other vendors for herbicides, pesticides and related products at an estimated annual amount of $260,000.

3.      Accepting a bid from GT Grandstands, Inc. for aluminum bleachers for the Parks & Recreation Department at a total cost of $126,400.

(City Development)

4.      Approving an agreement with the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization that will enable the City to continue to receive reimbursement from an existing grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the Downtown St. Petersburg Intermodal Facility Study ("Study"); approving an agreement with the firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. for professional services related to the Study; and authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute the agreements and all other documents necessary to effectuate this transaction.

(Leisure & Community Services)

5.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to accept an Historic Preservation Survey and Planning Project Grant (“Grant”) from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources (“Department”) for an Indian Mounds Master Plan 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 Capital Improvement Fund (3001) resulting from these additional revenues to the Indian Mounds Master Plan Project (TBD).

(Public Works)

6.      Authorizing the Mayor or his designee to execute Supplement No. 1 to the Local Agency Program Agreement (“Agreement”) executed on August 20, 2012, between the City of St. Petersburg, Florida (“City”) and the State of Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”), for increased engineering design costs for the S.R. 682 (Pinellas Bayway) Trail – Phase II Project (“Project”) in the amount of $16,000; and authorizing a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $16,000 from the increase in the unappropriated balance of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Grants Capital Projects Fund (3004), resulting from these additional revenues, to the Bayway Trail North – Phase II Project (13639). (Engineering Project No. 13018-112) (FPN 424532 5 38 01)

(Appointments)

7.      Confirming the appointment of Stewart O. Olson as Hearing Officer for appeals of demolition orders.

8.      Confirming the appointment of Patricia Castellano as a regular member to the City Beautiful Commission to serve an unexpired three-year term ending December 31, 2015.

(Miscellaneous)

9.      Approving the Arts Advisory Committee recommendations for FY2014 funding of $178,813.20 for Arts and Cultural Grants for the period of October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014; and approving a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $3,813.20 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund.   [MOVED to Reports as F-6]

10.    Resolution declaring the 29th Annual National Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade which is to take place on January 20, 2014, to be a Special Event within the meaning of Section 16.70.030.1.5.C.1. of the St. Petersburg City Code; and delineating boundaries and time within which the declaration is to be effective.

11.    Approving the minutes of July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2013 City Council meetings.

 

 

 

 


 

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Note:  An abbreviated listing of upcoming City Council meetings. Meeting Agenda

Public Services & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:15 a.m., Room 100

Housing Services Committee

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:30 a.m., Room 100

CRA/Agenda Review & Administrative Updates

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Room 100

Legislative Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Thursday, October 31, 2013, immediately following Agenda Review, Room 100

City Council Meeting

Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Room 100

City Council Workshop - Economic Development

Thursday, November 7, 2013, immediately following City Council Meeting, Room 100

City Council Workshop - Rental Property Issues

Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Room 100

Budget, Finance & Taxation Committee

Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m., Room 100

City Council Meeting

Monday, November 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Council Chamber

 

 


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Board and Commission Vacancies

Arts Advisory Committee

1 Regular Member

(Terms expire 9/30/13)

City Beautiful

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/14 & 12/31/15)

Civil Service Board

1 Regular & 2 Alternate Members

(Terms expire 6/30/14, 6/30/15 & 6/30/16)

Code Enforcement Board

1 Regular Member (Engineer)

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

Commission on Aging

2 Regular Members

(Terms expire 12/31/13)

Community Preservation Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/14)

Planning & Visioning Commission

1 Regular Member

(Term expires 9/30/13)


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.