JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

JUNE 16, 2008

4:00 P.M.

 

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

1st floor, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street

 

Attendance: Chairman Hyde, Committee Members M. Jones (arr. 4:06), Redman, Holt, Gaffney, Joost (arr. 4:09) and Yarborough

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.  2008-28

ORD Amend Chapt 366 (Groundwater Resource Mgmt), Ord Code, to Expand Regulatory Authority of Environmental & Compliance Dept & Environmental Protection Bd Over Surface Waters of the County; Amend Sec 366.209, to include Ticketing Authority; Create New Pt 6 for Mgmt & Regulation of Lawn & Specialized Turf Fertilization Including Lawns on Residential & Commercial Proptys & Public & Private Golf Courses; Education, Training & Record Keeping Requiremts for Commercial Landscapers & Fertilizer Applicators; Persons for Hire to Apply Fertilizer to Subject Propty must Successfully Complete Specified Training; Provide Guidelines for FL Friendly Landscaping; Provide Public Nuisance Declaration & Enforcemt; Provide Fertilizer Storage & Maint Requiremts & Inspection Prog. (Teal) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/22/08

 

1. 1/8/2008 CO  Introduced: PHS,TEU,RCD,JWW

 

    1/14/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer         1/15/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/22/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; PHS, TEU, RCD

 

    5/19/2008 PHS Sub/Rerefer 5-0

 

    5/20/2008 TEU Sub/Rerefer 4-0;    5/20/2008 RCD Sub/Rerefer 6-0

 

3. 5/27/2008 CO SUBSTITUTED/REREFERRED; PHS, RCD, TEU

 

 

DEFER

 

2.  2008-30

ORD Amend Chapt 366 (Groundwater Resource Management), Ord Code, Create New Pt 5 for Water Conservatn Prog & Providing Local Implementation of Water Conservation Rule for Landscape Irrigation of St. Johns River Water Mgmt Dist; Provide: Jurisdiction (USD-1); Definitions; Landscape Irrigation Schedule & Exceptions; Variances from Specific Days of Week; Applicability of Ord; Enforcement; Penalties for Violation. (Radlinski) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/22/08

 

1. 1/8/2008 CO  Introduced: PHS,TEU, RCD

 

    1/14/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer         1/15/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/22/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; PHS, TEU

 

    5/19/2008 PHS Sub/Rerefer 5-0               5/20/2008 TEU Sub/Rerefer 4-0

 

3. 5/27/2008 CO SUBSTITUTED/REREFERRED; PHS, TEU, RCD (added to RCD per Council 5/27/08)

 

 

DEFER

 

 

3.  2008-340

ORD Amend Chapt 120 (Gen Employees & Corrections Officers Pension Plans), Part 3 (Corrections Officers Retiremt Plan), Sec 120.304(f) (Credited Svc; Time Connections; Prior Svc) to Include Fla Dept of Corrections (Certified Officers Only) as an Addnl Govt Agcy for Time Svc Connections within the Corrections Officers Retiremt Plan. (Germany) (C/M Webb)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/13/08

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO  Introduced: R,F,PHS

 

    5/5/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;   5/5/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer;    5/5/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/13/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R,F,PHS

 

 

DEFER

 

4.  2008-346

ORD Repealing Parts 1 - 4, Chapt 366 (Groundwater Resource Mgmt), Ord Code & Enacting New Parts 1 - 3 to Reestab Groundwater Resource Mgmt Prog Including Well Permitting Requiremts; Renumber Part 6. (Teal) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/13/08

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO  Introduced: PHS,TEU, RCD (Per C/P 5/27/08)

 

    5/5/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    5/6/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/13/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; PHS,TEU

 

    5/19/2008 PHS Sub/Rerefer 5-0

 

    5/20/2008 TEU Sub/Rerefer 4-0

 

3. 5/27/2008 CO SUBSTITUTED/REREFERRED; PHS, TEU, RCD (added to RCD per Council 5/27/08)

 

 

DEFER

 

5.  2008-372

ORD Declaring Surplus & Auth Conveyance to Operation New Hope Inc. for Constrn of Affordable Housing; Waiving Sec 122.424 (Appraisal/Assessed Value Over $25,000), Ord Code. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/27/08

 

1. 5/13/2008 CO  Introduced: R,F,PHS

 

    5/19/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    5/19/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer;    5/19/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/27/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, PHS

 

 

DEFER

 

6.  2008-440

ORD Approp $262,500 from Spec Council Contingency Fund to Medical Examiner Salary Acct for Increases in Salaries for Staff Providing Svcs to Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette & Suwannee Counties in Dist III. (BT 08-109) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 5-0

 

 

7.  2008-443

ORD Approp $394,999 Continuation Grant from Dept of Health & Human Svcs + 10% (if Secured) for HIV-Related Health & Support Svcs to African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS & Residing in Jax Transitional Grant Area; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2008-2009; Auth Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 08-121) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 5-0

 

8.  2008-444

ORD Approp $192,850 Continuation FDLE Grant to the Criminal Justice Training Trust Fund for Advanced & Specialized Training for Law Enforcemt & Correctional Officers, Admin Costs & Operating Capital Outlay Apvd by the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Comm; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2008-2009; Apv an Officer Training Monies Operating Budget for 7/1/08 - 6/30/09. (BT 08-124) (McCain) (Req of Sheriff)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 6-0

 

 

9.  2008-455

ORD Auth a License Agreemt with River Region Human Svcs, Inc for Ofc Space at 1133 Ionia St for Treatment of Mental Health Problems & Substance Abuse; Auth Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 6-0

 

 

10.  2008-456

ORD Auth a License Agreemt with Sickle Cell Disease Assn of America Northeast Fla Chapter, Inc for Ofc Space at 1133 Ionia St for Educating Public re Sickle Cell Disease & Encouraging Health Screenings; Auth Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 6-0

 

 

11.  2008-462

ORD Approp $91,200 from Dept of Children & Families Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Reinvestmt Grant for Initiatives to Increase Public Safety thru var ProActive Progs for those at Risk of Entering Criminal or Juvenile Justice System under Direction of Duval County Planning Council with Leadership & Staff Support by the Duval County Health Dept; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2008-2009; Auth Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 08-123) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

AMEND to include language to allow Mayor to execute contracts based on provisions outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding on file

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL 7-0

 

 

12.  2008-467

ORD Amend Sec 37.111 (Schedule of Fees), Ord Code, to Amend Fees Charged by Sheriff. (McCain) (Req of Sheriff)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,PHS

 

 

SUBSTITUTE to

1.       provide that the cost of records production will be consistent with the manner and amount authorized by Ch. 119, Florida Statutes - $0.15 per one-sided copy, no more than $0.05 additional per two-sided copy.

2.       Revised public records fees will reduce estimated revenue increase to $887,922

 

RECOMMEND APPROVAL AS SUBSTITUTED 7-0

 

13.  2008-468

ORD Auth a 1-Yr Renewal of City's Group Health Insurance Contract with Aetna Health, Inc; Waiving Provisions of Chapt 116, Pt 14 & Chapt 126, Pt 3, Ord Code, Requiring Issuance of a RFP. (Germany) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/10/08

 

1. 5/27/2008 CO  Introduced: R,F,PHS

 

    6/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer;    6/2/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/10/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R,F,PHS

 

 

DEFER

 

14.  2008-482

ORD Approp $425,000 from Banking Fund for Constrn of a Fueling Station at 609 St Johns Bluff Rd N to Replace the Existing Single-Walled Underground Tanks at Fire Station #30 to be Removed or Replaced by 12/31/09 as Mandated by FDEP. (BT 08-133) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/24/08

 

1. 6/10/2008 CO  Introduced: F,PHS,TEU

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

At the conclusion of the agenda Devin Reed, Director of Central Operations, made a presentation on fleet maintenance outsourcing in response to the proposal made the PHS Committee earlier in the year by Auto Masters.  Mr. Reed explained that the Fleet Management Division currently has 126 employees, down from 176 since Sam Houston took over as Chief of the division.  The division manages over 5,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment, working 2 shifts per weekday.  He stated that 66 of the 67 Florida counties operate their fleet management in-house with strategic outsourcing where that is fiscally responsible.

 

Mr. Reed stated that Auto Master challenges the fleet maintenance operation on 3 grounds: 1) cost of service, 2) turnaround time, and 3) overhead rate charged.  He did not know the basis of the comparisons that Auto Masters made to Fleet Management’s operations and costs, so could not tell if an “apples to apples” comparison is being made.  The City’s computer system is part of the difficulty in making a fair comparison, as it does not permit vehicle service time in the shop to be tracked in increments of less than a full day; a 2-hour service is recorded as a full day, and a vehicle dropped off for service one afternoon and completed the next morning counts as 2 full days.  He stated that a decision to privatize a vehicle fleet generally needs to be an “all or nothing” decision.  Outsourcing part of the fleet increases the costs for everyone left behind and can be a recipe for trouble.

 

Council Auditor Kirk Sherman stated that it is nearly impossible to get an accurate comparison of the relative costs of in-house versus privatized maintenance services until a decision is made to precisely define exactly what services are under consideration and then those service requirements are bid out.  Auto Masters makes an apparently compelling case for its operation, but exact definitions of what will be done and how are lacking.  When a decision is made on the exact package to be bid, Fleet Management needs the opportunity to make its own bid to retain the service.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.

 

Jeff Clements, City Council Research

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