FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
October 6, 2008
CITY COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM A
117 W. Duval Street
Attendance: Chairman Corrigan, Committee Members Joost, Yarborough, Webb and Graham
Peggy Sidman, Shannon Eller and Cherry Shaw – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy and Kirk Sherman – Council Auditor’s Office; Merriane Lahmeur – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Wight Gregor, Laura Stagner-Crites and Clayton Bailey – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Paul Crawford and Jorina Jolly – JEDC; Katie Metz – Disabled Services Division; Cynthia Nixon – Jacksonville Children’s Commission; Kevin Stork – General Accounting Division; Angela Ryan, Celeste Hicks and Alison Miller – ECAs; Karen Stern – Waste Management Inc.
The meeting was called to order at 1:38 p.m.
Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the marked committee agenda which included 11 items to be deferred, 26 items ready for action and 5 items to be read a second time and re-referred.
2006-591 – creation of a Soutel/Moncrief Retail Redevelopment Area: needs a public hearing and then is ready for action.
2008-703 – Medical Examiner’s office fee schedule: see fee schedule attached as p. 13 of the marked agenda.
2008-721 – appropriation of $2.49 million from the Tree Protection and Related Expenses Trust Fund for a countywide tree canopy study and tree planting project in several neighborhoods: deferred at the request of the administration.
Chief Legislative Counsel Peggy Sidman requested committee consideration of the annual tax roll errors, discounts and insolvencies bill. This bill is introduced annually under the sponsorship of the Finance Committee, which can approve it for introduction at next week’s Council meeting by means of a voice vote.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:46 p.m.
Jeff Clements, City Council Research