September 15, 2008

1:30 P.M.



Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Chairman Corrigan, Committee Members Joost, Graham, Webb, W. Jones and Yarborough

Guests: Council Members Johnson and Gaffney

Peggy Sidman and John Germany – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy, Kirk Sherman, Kim Taylor and Robert Campbell – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Lisa Rinaman and Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Lin White – Public Works Dept; Kevin Stork – General Accounting Division; Dan Kleman – Fire and Rescue Department; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi – Environmental and Conservation Department; Kelly Boree and Nathan Rezeau – Recreation and Community Services Department;  Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Joe Whitaker and Lindsay Ballas – JEDC; Dianne Smith, Angela Ryan, and Celeste Hicks – ECAs; John Palombi – TRUE Commission; Helen Kehrt and Paul McElroy – JEA; Tia Mitchell and Joe Adams – Florida Times-Union; Paul Harden, Alberta Hipps, Nat Glover


 The meeting was called to order at 1:32 p.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked committee agenda which included 20 items to be deferred, 14 items ready for action, 2 items to be withdrawn and 12 items to be read a second time and re-referred.  The chairman announced that he would be deferring Ordinance 2007-1207 (relocation of Fire Station #5) to obtain further information about how the station relocation meshes with the overall recommendations of the TriData study of the Fire and Rescue Department.  Council Member Jones talked briefly about the history of that station and the deal with Fidelity National Financial to move the station if an appropriate location could be found.  Council Member Johnson noted that she had requested the Mayor’s Office to study the possibilities for relocation and designation as a historic landmark.


The Chairman announced that he would be moving consideration of Ordinance 2008-555 (FY08-09 budget) to the end of the agenda, at which time the committee would consider all remaining wrap-up items.  Ordinance 2008-538 (Trail Ridge Landfill operating and construction agreement) was deferred in Rules this morning and will be deferred in Finance this afternoon pending further discussions between Council Members Corrigan and Webb with CAO Alan Mosley in hopes that the bill may be ready for discharge from committee and action at the Council meeting on Tuesday.


Council Member Jones asked why Ordinance 2008-724 (appropriation for construction of an equipment storage building at Fire Station #4) couldn’t be deferred and substituted when a resolution to the problem has been reached rather than withdrawn and the legislative process started over.  The Chairman agreed to defer rather than withdraw.  In response to a question about 2008-747 and 2008-819 which both relate to Team Up after school program funding, Ms. Rinaman stated that 2008-747 is being withdrawn and replaced with 2008-819.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research




Posted 9.16.08

9:40 a.m.