FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

October 20,2008

 

MICHAEL CORRIGAN, CHAIR

 

CHERYL L. BROWN, COUNCIL SECRETARY/DIRECTOR

 

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Jacksonville, held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Jacksonville, Florida, October 20,2008. The meeting was called to order at 2:03 P.M. by Committee Chair Michael Corrigan. The meeting adjourned at 3:14 P.M.

 

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Michael Corrigan, Chair Jessica Morales, Legislative Aide

CM Daniel Davis, Vice Chair -Excused Kirk Sherman, Council Auditor

CM Art Graham Janice Billy, Sr. Asst. Auditor

CM Warren Jones Jeff Clements, Chief of Research

CM Stephen Joost Arrived 2:05 Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Clay Yarborough Steve Rohan, General Counsel

Sherry Hall, Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

CM Johnson

 

 

PRESENTATION by Kerri Stewart regarding take home city vehicles

 

 

 

 

1. 2006-883 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A LEASE BETWEEN THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, INC., AND CITY OF JACKSONVILLE FOR CERTAIN PREMISES AT 9680 ARGYLE FOREST BOULEVARD FOR USE BY THE TAX COLLECTOR FOR OFFICE SPACE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 8/14/2006 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: August 15, 2006

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: June 17, 2008

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Webb, ( 4 )

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2. 2007-1207 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING FIRE STATION #5, LOCATED AT 347 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA; MAKING FINDINGS; DIRECTING THE PRESERVATION AND RELOCATION OF FIRE STATION NUMBER 5 CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY'S CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS WITH FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC. AS SET FORTH IN ORDINANCE 2005-503-E; PROVIDING FOR A STUDY AND A RECOMMENDATION TO FACILITATE THE RELOCATION OF FIRE STATION NUMBER 5, AND AN APPROPRIATION THEREFORE; PROVIDING FOR THE STUDY AND RECOMMENDATION TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 31, 2008; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/19/2007 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 20, 2007

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and APPROVE.

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Webb, Yarborough, ( 5 )

 

NAYS - Joost, ( 1 )

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3. 2008-828 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $153,562 ($115,172 FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (FDEM) AND $38,390 FROM THE HURRICANE LOSS MITIGATION PROGRAM) AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-184; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE THE HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT FOR THE NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND FDEM AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E TO ADD FUNDING TO THE PROJECT ENTITLED "NW COMMUNITY CENTER (DESIGN REFUND)"; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: October 07, 2008

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Joost, Webb, Yarborough, ( 6 )

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4. 2008-830 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $858,712.72 FROM THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (JEDC) FUND BALANCE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 METROPOLITAN PARKING SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT LOAN PAYMENT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-186; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: October 07, 2008

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Joost, Webb, Yarborough, ( 6 )

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5. 2008-831 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO SUBMIT, THE HUGUENOT MEMORIAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACQUISITION AND RESTORATION COUNCIL (ARC) FOR ARC'S APPROVAL, SUCH APPROVAL BEING A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO THE CITY'S LEASING OF LANDS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND (LEASE #3101) AND THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (LEASE # DACW17-1-80-2) IN THAT THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE HUGUENOT MEMORIAL PARK PURSUANT TO A MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED BY ARC; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: October 07, 2008

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JAX WATERWAYS: October 09, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Joost, Webb, Yarborough, ( 6 )

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6. 2008-834 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE, AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF BALDWIN FOR LIFE SUPPORT AND FIRE SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 10/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: October 07, 2008

 

Recommend be READ for the SECOND time and REREFERRED to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: October 20, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Joost, Webb, Yarborough, ( 6 )

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7. 2008-925 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $5,000 FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND TO PROVIDE FUNDING WHICH WILL HELP PAY FOR STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND THE 2008 FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW/JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-012; WAIVING CONFLICTING PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 111.755 (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND) AND 360.602 (USES OF FUND), ORDINANCE CODE; REQUESTING EMERGENCY PASSAGE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Recommend to APPROVE as an EMERGENCY measure.

 

AYES - Corrigan, Graham, Jones, Joost, Webb, Yarborough, ( 6 )

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2ND READINGS

 

8. 2008-845 A RESOLUTION, UPON AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUE AUTHORIZATION AND THE MAKING OF FINDINGS, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF ITS HOMEOWNER MORTGAGE REVENUE BONDS IN ONE OR MORE SERIES IN AN ORIGINAL AGGREGATE FACE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $40,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF MORTGAGE LOANS ORIGINATED BY PARTICIPATING LOCAL LENDING INSTITUTIONS TO FINANCE THE PURCHASE OR REHABILITATION OF NEW OR EXISTING OWNER-OCCUPIED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES SITUATED IN DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA OR PURCHASING SECURITIES EVIDENCING INTERESTS IN OR BACKED BY A POOL OF SUCH MORTGAGE LOANS, INCLUDING SECURITIES GUARANTEED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR AGENCIES THEREOF OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE AUTHORITY PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR SUCH PURPOSE; AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND VOLUME CAP ALLOCATION FROM THE REGIONAL POOL FOR DUVAL COUNTY; REQUIRING ADDITIONAL COUNCIL APPROVAL PRIOR TO THE SALE OF THE BONDS; DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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9. 2008-846 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE DUVAL COUNTY BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROGRAM AND ITS WILLINGNESS BOTH TO CONTINUE AS LOCAL SPONSOR OF THE DUVAL COUNTY SHORE PROTECTION PROJECT ("PROJECT") AND ALSO TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY LOCAL COST SHARE FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MONITORING OF THE PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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10. 2008-848 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ("SJRWMD") AND THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), JOINT PURCHASERS OF THE JULINGTON DURBIN CREEK PRESERVE ("PRESERVE"), TO PROVIDE FOR JOINT MANAGEMENT OF THE PRESERVE, WITH THE CITY BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC ACCESS AND RECREATION AND SJRWMD BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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11. 2008-850 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $50,029 ($49,299 FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND $730 THROUGH REALIGNMENT OF TRAVEL EXPENDITURES) TO THE JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN'S COMMISSION SPECIAL REVENUE GRANT FUND - REFUGEE CHILD CARE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE SERVICES TO REFUGEE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN DUVAL COUNTY UNDER THE REFUGEE CHILD CARE PROGRAM GRANT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-187; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS INTO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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12. 2008-851 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING A CONTINUATION GRANT; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THE THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE 2006-2007 DUVAL SOIL AND WATER MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS CONTRACT (#5296-30) SO AS TO EXTEND THE PERIOD OF THE MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATION AND ALL REPORTING DATES, WITH NO LAPSE IN FUNDING, TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, THUS EFFECTIVELY ALLOWING THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS FROM FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; WAIVING SECTION 118.301(A)(5), ORDINANCE CODE, RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION PROCESS AND THE TIMELINESS OF THE USE OF FUNDS TO THE EXTENT SAID PROVISION IS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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13. 2008-897 A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THE LIST OF ERRORS, DISCOUNTS AND INSOLVENCIES ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE CITY FOR THE 2007 NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS; CERTIFYING THE LIST OF ERRORS, DOUBLE ASSESSMENTS, DISCOUNTS AND INSOLVENCIES ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE CITY FOR THE YEAR 2007; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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14. 2008-900 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $75,000 FROM THE COMMUNITY PLANNING DIVISION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE A STUDY OF THE MANATEE HABITAT AND USAGE AND HUMAN USAGE OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY; INVOKING THE EXCEPTION OF CHAPTER 126.107(G) TO ALLOW THE CITY TO DIRECT CONTRACT WITH JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY FOR THE MANATEE STUDY; PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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15. 2008-911 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION IN EMPLOYMENT FOR EX-OFFENDERS; CREATING A NEW PART 6 (EX-OFFENDER CONSIDERATION AND OPPORTUNITY) TO CHAPTER 116 (EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS), ORDINANCE CODE, TO PROVIDE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION IN EMPLOYMENT FOR CERTAIN EX-OFFENDERS; REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION; EXEMPTING THE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION 400.215(B), ORDINANCE CODE; AMENDING PART 1 (GENERAL REGULATIONS) OF CHAPTER 126 (PROCUREMENT CODE) BY CREATING A NEW SECTION 126.111 (EX-OFFENDER RE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO REQUIRE CERTAIN CITY CONTRACTORS TO AGREE TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR EX-OFFENDERS, AND TO REPORT TO AND COOPERATE WITH THE CITY REGARDING EX-OFFENDER REENTRY OPPORTUNITIES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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16. 2008-912 AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE ACQUISITION OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY ON BRADY ROAD; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO CLOSE AND EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY CONTRACTS, DEEDS AND CLOSING DOCUMENTS, AND TO OTHERWISE TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTION REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPERTY OF 5.5+ ACRES, IDENTIFIED AS 12003 BRADY ROAD, R. E. NUMBER 106069-0000, LOCATED ON BRADY ROAD NEAR ORANGE PICKERS ROAD IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 6, FROM GEORGE T. HOWELL, JR. AND HIS WIFE SHIRLEY L. HOWELL, FOR $900,000 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S STANDARD REAL ESTATE DIVISION REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT, AFTER REVIEW OF THE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, FOR DEVELOPMENT AS A PARK; APPROPRIATING $900,000 FROM COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 BETTER JACKSONVILLE, RIVER CITY RENAISSANCE, AUTUMN BONDS AND PARKS AND RECREATION CAPITAL ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE FUNDS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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17. 2008-916 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $25,000 FROM ETR BONDS, SERIES 2004 (AUTUMN BONDS) FROM THE COUNCIL DISTRICT 8 EXCISE TAX REVENUE BOND ACCOUNT, TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO THE FIRST TEE OF JACKSONVILLE., INC. TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LEARNING CENTER; FINDING A MUNICIPAL PURPOSE; WAIVING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE AUTUMN BOND, ORDINANCE 2004-998-E, AS AMENDED BY 2005-1044-E AND SECTION 106.315, ORDINANCE CODE, THAT BOND FUNDS BE USED ON CITY PROPERTY AND BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE AND THE CORPORATE SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE GRANT FUNDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND FIRST TEE, AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE, SUBLEASE AND CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, AND FIRST TEE OF JACKSONVILLE, INC.; PROVIDING FOR REVERTER / DEFAULT PROVISIONS; APPOINTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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18. 2008-918 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2008-555-E REGARDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009 BUDGET, STRIKING PART IV, JACKSONVILLE AVIATION AUTHORITY AND REPLACING IT WITH A NEW PART IV, JACKSONVILLE AVIATION AUTHORITY; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E TO REMOVE ALL PROJECTS RELATING TO CRAIG AIRPORT RUNWAY EXTENSION FROM THE CIP; ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL COUNCIL CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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19. 2008-920 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $153,011.17 FROM THE TRAIL RIDGE MITIGATION FUNDS ($12,741.30 FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING FEES, PUBLIC WORKS INTERNAL CHARGES, AND $140,269.87 HDR ENGINEERING, INC. PROJECT AND DESIGN FEES) FOR THE MAXVILLE PARK EXPANSION PHASE I; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "MAXVILLE PARK EXPANSION- PHASE I"; PROVIDING FOR A PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; DESIGNATING THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES TO OVERSEE FUNDING THE PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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20. 2008-924 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT ("MOA") BETWEEN THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND THE JACKSONVILLE AVIATION AUTHORITY TO FACILITATE COOPERATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY AT THE CECIL COMMERCE CENTER, AS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE MOA, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE MOA BY THE MAYOR, CORPORATION SECRETARY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE JEDC AND DESIGNATING JEDC AS MOA MONITOR; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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