RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

May 20,2008

 

ART GRAHAM, CHAIR

 

CHERYL L. BROWN, COUNCIL SECRETARY/DIRECTOR

 

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Jacksonville, held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Jacksonville, Florida, May 20,2008. The meeting was called to order at 8:46 A.M. by Committee Chair Art Graham. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 A.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Art Graham, Chair Marilyn Allen, Legislative Aide

CM Stephen Joost, Vice Chair Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Bill Bishop Steve Rohan, General Counsel

CM Ronnie Fussell Arrived 9:00 John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Johnny Gaffney Lisa Rowe, Administration

CM Glorious Johnson - Excused

CM Mia Jones Arrived 8:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Vince Seibold, 2008-28

Kelley Boree, 2008-325

Wight Greger, 2008-330

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2007-1348 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 191.114 (ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPANT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL AT SPECIAL EVENTS), ORDINANCE CODE, TO REMOVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRESENCE OF PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL AT CERTAIN SPECIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS HELD INDOORS WITHIN ONE MILE OF JACKSONVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT STATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/3/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and REREFER.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and REREFER.

 

AYES - Bishop, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 5 )

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2. 2008-28 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 366 (GROUNDWATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT), ORDINANCE CODE, TO EXPAND THE REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD OVER SURFACE WATERS OF THE COUNTY; AMENDING SECTION 366.209, ORDINANCE CODE, AND INCLUDING TICKETING AUTHORITY; CREATING A NEW PART 6 TO CHAPTER 366, ORDINANCE CODE, TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR MANAGEMENT AND REGULATION OF LAWN AND SPECIALIZED TURF FERTILIZATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LAWNS ON RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, YARDS, CITY AND COUNTY PROPERTIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOLF COURSES; PROVIDING THAT THE ORDINANCE SHALL BE APPLICABLE COUNTYWIDE; PROVIDING FOR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPERS AND FERTILIZER APPLICATORS; PROHIBITING ANY PERSON FOR HIRE FROM APPLYING FERTILIZER TO ANY SUBJECT PROPERTY UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS SUCCESFULLY COMPLETED SPECIFIED TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, PROVIDING FOR GUIDELINES FOR FLORIDA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC NUISANCE DECLARATION AND ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR FERTILIZER STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS AND AN INSPECTION PROGRAM; PROVIDING A SEVERANCE CLAUSE; DIRECTING TRANSMITTAL TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and REREFER back to the Committee(s) of reference.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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3. 2008-211 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $311,030 FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD TRUST FUND ($275,000 TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO HIRE A GREEN INITIATIVES COORDINATOR, FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, TO PROMOTE THE CITY'S GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE, COORDINATE PROJECTS, PROVIDE PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION, AND ACT AS A MEDIA LIAISON FOR THE CITY'S GREEN INITIATIVE PROGRAM, AND $36,030 TO COVER THE COSTS OF AN AUDIT, SURVEY AND FACILITY ASSESSMENT OF THE CITY'S MAIN LIBRARY IN ORDER TO OBTAIN LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ("LEED") CERTIFICATION FOR THE LIBRARY), AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-097; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS; APPROVING A TEMPORARY POSITION, AS INITIATED BY R.C. 08-501; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/1/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 14, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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4. 2008-317 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A FIRST AMENDMENT TO AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC") AND GESTALT, LLC ("DEVELOPER") APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2005-709-E, WHICH AMENDMENT APPROVES ACCENTURE NATIONAL SECURITY SERVICES, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AS THE SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GESTALT, LLC; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 5/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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5. 2008-319 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE, A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY") AND THE ARC JACKSONVILLE, INC. ("LICENSEE") PROVIDING FOR LICENSEE'S EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE CITY-OWNED BUILDING AT 1050 NORTH DAVIS STREET ("FACILITY") IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 7, FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF ONE DOLLAR ($1), IN RETURN FOR LICENSEE'S PROVIDING PROGRAMS AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED ADULTS LIVING IN JACKSONVILLE; INVOKING THE EXCEPTION OF SUBSECTION 126.107(D) (EXEMPTIONS), ORDINANCE CODE, WHICH EXEMPTS FROM COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION SERVICES PROVIDED TO PERSONS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES BY NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 5/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 


REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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6. 2008-325 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY PLANNING OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO APPLY TO THE FLORIDA INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT (FIND) FOR 2008 WATERWAY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WAP) GRANTS TO UNDERTAKE SPECIFIED WATERWAYS-RELATED PROJECTS, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SUCH GRANTS; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 5/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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7. 2008-330 A RESOLUTION, UPON AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUE AUTHORIZATION AND THE MAKING OF FINDINGS, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF ITS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS (BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS), SERIES 2008, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $33,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPPING OF A MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO BE KNOWN AS "BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS;" DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 5/6/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 19, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 20, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Fussell, Gaffney, Graham, Jones, Joost, ( 6 )

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2ND READINGS

 

 

8. 2008-355 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $28,000 IN STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP ("SHIP") RECAPTURED GRANT FUNDS TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOR ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-119; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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9. 2008-370 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS REGARDING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC"); AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AMONG THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JEDC AND PROJECT GRIP ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE RELOCATION OF DEVELOPER'S HEADQUARTERS OPERATION TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA (THE "PROJECT"); RECOMMENDING THAT DEVELOPER BE APPROVED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA'S OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY ("QTI") BUSINESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.106, FLORIDA STATUTES AND EVIDENCING A COMMITMENT OF CITY SUPPORT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $52,800 AS THE LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNDER THE QTI TAX REFUND PROGRAM, PAYABLE OVER MULTIPLE YEARS PER GUIDELINES SET BY THE STATE OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH A STATE MATCH OF $211,200, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $264,000 FOR 66 JOBS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE MAYOR, CORPORATION SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC AND DESIGNATING JEDC AS CONTRACT MONITOR; FURTHER AUTHORIZATIONS AND AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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10. 2008-373 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $350,000 TO REALLOCATE FUNDS FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION TO THE JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED REHABILITATION, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-118; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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11. 2008-374 AN ORDINACE DECLARING CERTAIN TAX REVERTED PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY (RE ## 088894-0000, 088895-0000 AND 088896-0000) IN COUNCIL DISTRICT8 TO BE SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF THE CITY; AUTHORIZING THE MAOYR AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO CONVEY SAID PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY TO NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AT NO COST, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES FACILITIES; WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 122.423 (APPRAISAL AT OR BELOW $25,000), ORDINANCE CODE, SO AS TO ALLOW CONVEYANCE OF SAID PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY TO NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AT NO COST; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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12. 2008-380 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $1,188,127 FROM SPECIAL LAPSE CONTINGENCY, WHICH IS DESIGNATED FOR THE 2% OPERATING LAPSE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND RECREATION SERVICE DEPARTMENT, THE JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND PUBLIC WORKS SO AS TO RESTORE FUNDING THAT WAS PLACED IN THE CONTINGENCY ACCOUNT IN THE CITY'S 2007-2008 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET, AS SET FORTH IN ORDINANCE 2007-813-E; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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13. 2008-381 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $258,023 FROM THE FANNING ISLAND PARK AND RETURNING THE FUNDS TO COUNCIL DISTRICT 11 EXCISE TAX REVENUE BOND; AMENDING THE 2007-2012 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2007-814-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "FANNING ISLAND PARK"; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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14. 2008-382 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $167,825 FROM TREE MITIGATION FUND FOR TREE PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING FOR HARTS ROAD BETWEEN ITS NORTHERN TERMINUS AND BERTHA STREET; PROVIDING FOR PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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15. 2008-383 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $7,685 FROM TREE MITIGATION FUND FOR TREE PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING FOR CATHERINE HESTER MCNAIR PARK; PROVIDING FOR PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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16. 2008-384 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY'S SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATION BY SPRINGFIELD PRESERVATION AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL, INC. (SPAR) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR PURPOSES OF REVITALIZING AND STRENGTHENING THE COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR, THE RESIDENTIAL SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE INITIATIVE, AND THE HOGAN CREEK PARKS REHABILITATION INITIATE; PROVIDING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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17. 2008-387 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF HOSPITAL REVENUE BONDS, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES (SHANDS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER, INC. PROJECT) BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $60,000,000, FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING ALL OF AN INTERIM TAXABLE LOAN THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH WERE APPLIED TO REFUND THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION HOSPITAL REVENUE BONDS, (SHANDS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER, INC. PROJECT), SERIES 2004A AND SERIES 2004B BEARING INTEREST AT AUCTION RATES, AND PAYING RELATED FINANCING COSTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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