OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

RULES COMMITTEE MINUTES

May 5, 2008

10:00 a.m.

 

Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street

 

 

 

Attendance: Committee Chair Warren Jones; Committee Members Ronnie Fussell, Michael Corrigan, Denise Lee (excused), Jack Webb, and Clay Yarborough (excused); Phillip Peterson, Kyle Billy, and Kirk Sherman, Office of Council Auditor; Steve Rohan and Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel; Shirley Nulf and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor; Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections

 

The Committee Chair, Warren Jones, called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. The committee took the following actions:

 

1. 2005-718

ORD Amend Secs 326.103, Ord Code (Signs & Outdoor Display Structures - Exemptions) & 656.1303 (Zoning Limitations on Signs) to Allow a Spec Exemption to Allow Bus Shelter Advertising. (Sidman) (C/M Shad) (PC Deny & PD Am/Apv)(Letter of Opposition from CPAC2)

LUZ PH - 8/2/05, 8/16/05, 9/7/05, Addnl 9/20/05, 10/4/05, 10/18/05, 11/01/05, 11/15/05, Addnl 9/5/07, 9/18/07, 10/2/07, 10/16/07, 11/6/07, 11/20/07, 12/4/07, 1/3/08, 1/15/08, 2/5/08, 2/20/08, 3/4/08, 3/18/08, 4/1/08

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 166.041(3)(c)(2) - 7/26/05, 8/9/05, Addnl 9/13/05 & 9/27/05, Addnl 8/28/07 & 9/11/07

 

1. 6/14/2005 CO Introduced: LUZ,TEE,R

 

6/21/2005 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

6/22/2005 R Read 2nd & Rerefer; 6/22/2005 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/28/2005 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, LUZ,TEE(TEUS 7/1/05)(TEU 7/1/07)

 

3. 7/26/2005 CO PH Contd 8/9/05

 

8/9/2005 CO PH Only

 

9/13/2005 CO PH Contd 9/27/05

 

9/27/2005 CO PH Only

 

8/21/2007 TEU Approve 5-1 (Jabour)

 

8/28/2007 CO PH Addnl 9/11/07

 

9/11/2007 CO PH Only

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 


 

2. 2007-1005

ORD Creating Chapt 113 (Gifts to City) Establishing Method & Means of City to Accept Donations of $500,000 or more, Other Monetary Donations, Gifts of Personal Propty & Gifts to the Executive & Legislative Branches of Govt of Tickets & Admissions to Events & Travel. (Rohan) (C/M Lee)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 10/9/07

 

1. 9/25/2007 CO Introduced: R,F

 

10/1/2007 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 10/1/2007 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/9/2007 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

3. 2008-84

RESO Conf Appt of Robert L Gold, Replacing Hugh K Howton, to the Council on Elder Affairs for an Unexp Term exp 6/30/09. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 1/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

2/4/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/12/2008 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 4-0

 

4. 2008-259

ORD Amend Chapt 150, (Adult Entertainmt & Svcs Code), Ord Code, to Remove Regulation of State Licensed Massage Therapists & Estab New Chapt 198 (Massage Therapy) to Regulate Therapists. (Reingold) (PHS)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/22/08

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R, PHS

 

4/14/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, PHS

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

5. 2008-289

RESO Appt Arnold Tritt as Member of Public Svc Grant Council for 1st Term exp 3/31/11. (Welsh) (C/P Davis)

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 4-0

 

6. 2008-293

ORD Apv Polling Location Changes in Precincts 01G, 02A, 03D, 05C & 11C; Change Boundary of Precinct 02G which Removes 02R; Effective 8/26/08 (Primary Election). (Rohan) (Req of Supv of Elections)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/22/08

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 4-0

 


 

7. 2008-295

ORD Amend Sec 380.603 (Definitions), Ord Code, to Update Dept Name from Solid Waste & Resource Mgmt to Public Works; Sec 380.604 (Gen Authority & Power to Grant Franchises), to Clarify that the City Dept, Not Div, shall be Responsible for Suspension of Franchise; Amend Sec 380.605 (Procedure for Granting Franchises), to allow Non-Residential Solid Waste Collection & Transport Franchise Fees & Appl to be Accepted Year Round. (Sidman) (C/M Graham, M. Jones & Joost)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/22/08

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R, TEU

 

4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

4/15/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 4-0

 

8. 2008-299

ORD Amend Sec 462.601 (Impounding of Animals) & Sec 462.604 (Voluntary Surrender by Owner) to Identify Holding Times for Impounded Animals; Provide Oversight by Environmental & Compliance Dept. (Teal) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/22/08

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R, PHS

 

4/14/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO PH AMENDED/Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, PHS

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 4-0

(Amendment clarifies that 5 days of care excludes day of intake, day of disposition, and official City holidays)

 

9. 2008-302

RESO Expressing City's Strong Encouragemt that JTA use the Traditional J-Bill Process to Amend its Legislative Charter; Expressing Opposition to Manner in which JTA is Amending its Enabling Legislation, & the Substance of that Legislation (HB 311 & SB 1000); Request Emerg Apv. (Rohan) (C/M Gaffney, Bishop)

 

1. 4/8/2008 CO Introduced: R,TEU

 

4/14/2008 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

4/15/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/22/2008 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R,TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 4-0

 

10. 2008-319

ORD Auth a License Agreemt with ARC Jacksonville, Inc for Exclusive Use by ARC of City's Bldg at 1050 N. Davis St for $1 Annual Fee in Return for ARC Providing Progs & Essential Svcs to Developmentally Disabled Adults Living in Jax; Invoking Exception of Subsec 126.107(d) (Exemptions), Ord Code which Exempts from Competitive Solication Services Provided to Persons with Mental or Physical Disabilities by Not-for-Profit Corps; Provide Oversight by Dept of Rec & Community Svcs. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R,F,PHS,RCD

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 


 

11. 2008-323

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of Illinois St R/W, N of 4th St W at Req of Veterans Affairs, Subject to Reservation of Utilities Easemt; Declaring Portion of R/W to be Surplus; Waiving Sec 122.423 (Appraisal at or Below $25,000), Ord Code, to allow Conveyance to VA at No Cost for use as Parking Lot for VA Outpatient Clinic; Provide for Reversion of Propty if not used as Parking Lot. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH - 5/20/08

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

12. 2008-329

ORD Amend Sec 15.103 (Notice of Council Public Meetings; Posting & Timing), Ord Code to Codify Calendaring Practice by Providing for Director/Council Secretary to Develop Policies & Procedures for Calendaring Sunshine Meeting Notices & Sec 15.108 (Annual Continuing Education & Training on Sunshine Law Requiremts), to Provide for Required Training for Executive Council Assistants. (Sidman) (C/P Davis)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

13. 2008-331

RESO Conf Appt of Annette J Davis as Deputy Dir of Dept of Central Operations; Provide for Retroactive Appt & Confirmation. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

14. 2008-333

RESO Honoring & Commending Clara McLaughlin on her Career in News & Mass Communications, Particularly her Ownership of "The Florida Star" Newspaper. (Clements) (C/M Johnson, Joost, Fussell, Hyde, Clark, W. Jones)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 4-0

 

15. 2008-334

RESO Honoring & Commending Susan L Golden on her Retiremt from the Duval County School System after 34 Yrs of Svc. (Jackson) (C/M Yarborough, Redman, W. Jones, Holt, Hyde, Corrigan, Webb, Joost, Johnson. M. Jones, Clark, Davis)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 4-0

 

16. 2008-335

RESO Conf Reappt of Craig Gibbs to JEDC for 2nd Full Term exp 6/30/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 


 

17. 2008-336

RESO Conf Reappt of Clarence W Gooden to JEDC for 2nd Full Term exp 6/30/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 4-0

 

18. 2008-337

RESO Conf Reappt of Barbara Moore to JEDC for 2nd Full Term exp 6/30/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

19. 2008-338

RESO Conf Reappt of Robert M (Bob) Rhodes to JEDC for 2nd Full Term exp 6/30/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

20. 2008-339

RESO Conf Reappt of Randle P Shoemaker to JEDC for 2nd Full Term exp 6/30/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

21. 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

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

22. 2008-341

ORD Amend Chapt 121 (Police & Fire Pension Plan), Sec 121.105 (Pensioner's Rights upon Reemploymt by City) to Auth Post-Retiremt Re-Employmt by JSO in Positions of Mail Coordinators, Aviation Supervisor, Court Bailiff Supervisor & Corrections Bond Custodian & Auth them to Retain their Pensions; Provide in Accordance with Sec 17.06(ee), City Charter, Exception/Exemption of said Full Time Civilian Positions in JSO. (Rohan) (Req of Sheriff)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R,F,PHS

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 


 

23. 2008-347

RESO Providing 10 Early Voting Sites for 2008 Primary Election & 15 Early Voting Sites for the Gen Election; Identifying Locations, Dates & Times; Expressing City's Support for such Early Voting Procedures. (Rohan) (Req of Supv of Elections)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

24. 2008-351

RESO Honoring & Commending Dr Brenda R Simmons on her Retiremt from FCCJ as Professor, Dean & Educator. (Jackson) (M. Jones)

 

1. 4/22/2008 CO Introduced: R

 

AMEND/APPROVE 4-0

(Amendment changes years of service and removes emergency language)

 

Mr. Kirk Sherman, Council Auditor, gave an overview of the Courthouse Audit report.

 

Ms. Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor, addressed the committee concerning recent problems at the Citys Call Center. The large volume of calls and the length of calls was cited, resulting from the bills for solid waste and stormwater fees being mailed. The system had not been able to handle the initial demand. She noted that additional staffing and monitoring has been provided, and that periodic updates will be given to Council members.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:47 a.m.

 

Rick Campbell, Research Assistant

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