SEMINOLE – Residents who use the city’s fitness room at the Seminole Recreation Center will soon see some new equipment.
As part of a scheduled replacement, the Seminole City Council approved spending up to $15,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund Aug. 28 for the purchase of six stationary bicycles.
The action is part of the city’s five-year equipment replacement schedule and the amount is included in the current city budget.
In other action, councilors:
• Approved an extension through Oct. 1, 2013 of the interlocal agreement with Pinellas County for maintenance of traffic control signals within the city limits. The agreement includes preventative maintenance and repairs due to breakdowns or malfunctions at a cost of $91,037 a year.
• Approved a one-year extension through Sept. 30, 2013 to the emergency medical services ALS first responder agreement with Pinellas County. The city provides first responder service to residents of the city of Seminole and nonresidents of outlying areas who live within the Seminole Fire District, as well as shared service with the city of Madeira Beach to Redington Beach, North Redington Beach and Redington Shores.
• Approved a one-year extension through Sept. 30, 2013 with the Pinellas County Fire Protection Authority to provide fire protection services to areas of unincorporated Seminole within the Seminole Volunteer Fire Control District.
• Approved spending $142,000 with Mason/Blau and Associates for design development and the construction document phase of the Community Building project. The amount is included in the current city budget. The project includes the redesign and renovation of 15,329 square feet of the former Public Works headquarters at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road.
• Approved a one-day permit to serve alcoholic beverages on Thursday, Oct. 18 during the annual Seminole Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at Seminole Lake Country Club.
• Approved an amendment to the agreement with St. Petersburg College and Oasis Refreshment Systems for food service at the Seminole Library. The change involves a three-year extension of the contract to Aug. 18, 2015; providing food service at the Gigabyte Café in SPC’s University Partnership Center and catering for certain events.
• Passed an ordinance on first reading allowing the transfer of $400,000 from the city’s unreserved fund balance to the Administration Land Acquisition Account to pay for the balance of the $700,000 price of the 8-acre waterfront tract, known as the Jesse’s Landing site, at 10400 Park Blvd.
In another action, the Friends of the Seminole Community Library made a $15,000 contribution to the library’s general fund.