MARCH 17, 2008

1:30 P.M.



Suite 425, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street



Attendance: Council Members Shad, Hyde, Joost and Yarborough

Peggy Sidman, Steve Rohan, Debra Braga and Cindy Laquidara – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman and Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Jessica Morales – Legislative Services Division; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mickey Miller – Finance Department; Jody McDaniel – Planning and Development Department; Lin White and Bob Dyr – Public Works Dept.; Bob Williams – Real Estate Division; Joe Whitaker – JEDC; Cynthia Nixon – Jacksonville Children’s Commission; Officer Glenn Morningstar – Sheriff’s Office; Robert Weiss and Greg Gaylord – Air and Water Quality Division; Dayatra Coles – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Cheryl Runyon – Sheriff’s Office; Debbie Delgado, Meghan Friel, Celeste Hicks, Alison Miller – ECAs; Alberta Hipps - consultant


The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m.


Chairman Shad reviewed the agenda items, which include 12 items to be deferred, 28 items ready for action, and 9 items to be read second and re-referred.  


Councilman Yarborough will be in attendance to address Ordinance 2008-165 appropriating Tree Protection Trust Fund dollars to the Rogero Road Town Center project, which will be taken up out of order at the beginning of the meeting.  Item #14, Ordinance 2008-129 (stormwater utility), will be taken up when Council President Davis arrives at the meeting.  Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy noted that Ordinance 2008-151(appropriation of funds for purchase of Intracoastal Waterway boat ramp) has another small amendment in addition to the 5 amendments listed on the marked agenda, to add language relating to acquisition of property.


The chairman pointed out the 2 attachments to the marked agenda, consisting of a memo from the Council Auditor regarding bill 2007-1136 (general employees pension plan defined contribution option) and a proposed amendment to 2008-129 (stormwater utility).


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:34 p.m.



Jeff Clements, City Council Research