JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

May 20, 2008

8:46 A.M.

 

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

1st floor, City Hall

117 W. Duval Street

 

Attendance:C/M Graham (Chair), Committee Members Bishop, Joost, M. Jones, Gaffney, Fussell.Excused: Johnson.Marilyn Allen, Legs Svcs; Peggy Sidman, Office of General Counsel; Lisa Rinaman, Sherry Hall; Administration; Janice Billy, Office of Council Auditor; Vince Siebold, Environmental Compliance; Kelly Boree, Recreation & Community Svcs; Jody McDaniel, Planning & Dev.

 

Committee Actions:

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.2006-591

ORD Apv the Soutel/Moncrief Retail Redev Area in accordance with Chapt 163, Pt III, Community Redev Act of 1969, F.S., as Amended; Making Findings & Determinations; Estab a Redev Trust Fund Pursuant to Sec 163.387 of said act; Directing Tax Collector to estab 2005 Tax Assessmt as the Base for the Increment as Required by Sec 163.387, F.S. (Germany) (Req of Mayor & C/M Jones)

F Public Hearing - 7/17/06

ECID Public Hearing - 7/18/06

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166 & 163.358 F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/23/06, 7/24/06

 

1. 5/9/2006 COIntroduced: F,ECID

 

††† 5/15/2006 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/16/2006 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/23/2006 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, ECID

 

††† 6/5/2006 F Amend/Approve 7-0

 

††† 6/6/2006 RCD Amend/Approve 5-0

 

3. 6/13/2006 CO POSTPONED 6/27/06

 

†† 6/27/2006 CO Rereferred; F,ECID (RCD 7/1/07)

 

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Defer

 

DEFER

 

2.2007-1207

ORD Directing the Preservation & Relocation of Fire Station #5 at 347 Riverside Ave, Consistent with Contractual Obligations with Fidelity National Financial, Inc; Provide for Study & Recommendation for Relocation to be Completed by 3/31/08. (Rohan) (C/M Johnson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/27/07

 

1. 11/13/2007 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

††† 11/19/2007 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 11/20/2007 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/27/2007 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Defer

 

DEFER

 

3.2007-1348

ORD Amend Sec 191.114 (Attendance & Participant Standards for Public Safety Emerg Med Personnel at Special Events), Ord Code, to Remove Requiremts at Specified Indoor Events within 1 Mile of Jax Fire & Rescue Stations. (Wedner) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/8/08

 

1. 12/11/2007 COIntroduced: PHS,RCD

 

††† 1/2/2008 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 1/3/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/8/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; PHS, RCD

 

 

PHS: Sub/Rerefer

 

SUB(PHS)/REREFER 5-0

 

4.2008-28

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; Ord to be Applicable Countywide; 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 COIntroduced: 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

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

PHS: Sub/Rerefer

 

SUB(PHS)/REREFER 6-0

The substitute removes the Beaches from the legislation and modifies the state model ordinance that was prepared by a Task Force.

 

5.2008-210

ORD Amend Sec 111.830 (Library Conference Facilities Spec Rev Fund) to (1) Make Self Approp; (2) Require JPL Trustee Reports re Fees Charged & (3) Require JPL Trustee Annual Reports re Revenue & Expenditures of Fund. (Alderson) (Req of Mayor & Bd of Library Trustees)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/8/08

 

1. 3/25/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

††† 3/31/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 4/1/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/8/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Defer

 

DEFER

 

6.2008-211

ORD Approp $311,030 from EPB Trust Fund ($275,000 to hire a Green Initiatives Coordinator for 3 yrs for City's Green Building Initiative Prog & $36,030 for Audit, Survey & Facility Assessmt of Main Library to obtain "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" Certification); Auth Funds Carryover to Subsequent FY's; Apv Temp Position; Provide Oversight by Environmental & Compliance Dept. (BT 08-097) (RC 08-501) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/8/08

 

1. 3/25/2008 COIntroduced: F,TEU,RCD

 

††† 3/31/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 4/1/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 4/1/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/8/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F,TEU,RCD

 

††† 4/14/2008 F Amend/Approve 5-0

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Amend/Approve

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0 (C/ VP Fussellís RCD amendment proposed to fund $36,030 for the Library LEED audit and $91,638 for the Green Initiative Coordinator for 1 year (Salary Benefits and operating expenses).The council will review additional years funding for the Green Initiative Coordinator based on a cost benefit analysis to be given to the Council Committee annually).

 

7.2008-317

ORD Auth 1st Amend to Economic Dev Agreemt bet City, JEDC & Gestalt, LLC apvd by Ord 2005-709-E, to Apv Accenture National Security Services, LLC as the Successor by Merger to Gestalt, LLC. (Alderson) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

††† 5/5/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/6/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

F: Approve

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

8.2008-319

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 COIntroduced: R,F,PHS,RCD

 

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

 

††† 5/6/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

R: Approve

F: Approve

PHS: Approve

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

9.2008-325

ORD Auth Planning & Dev Dept's Div of Community Planning to Apply to Fla Inland Navigation Dist for 2008 Waterway Assistance Prog Grants for Waterways-Related Projs; Provide for Oversight by Planning & Dev Dept. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD,JWW

 

††† 5/1/2008 JWW Approve 7-0

 

††† 5/5/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/6/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

F: Approve

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

10.2008-328

ORD Auth a 1st Amend to License Agreemt with Jacksonville Skeet & Trap Club, Inc for Propty at 12125 New Berlin Rd. (Dist 11-Holt) (Sidman) (C/M Johnson)

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

 

1. 4/22/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

††† 5/5/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/6/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Defer

 

DEFER

 

11.2008-330

RESO Apv Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Auth of its Multifamily Housing Rev Bonds (Bennett Creek Apts), Series 2008, of $33,000,000 for Acquisition, Constrn & Equipping of a Multifamily Rental Housing Dev - Bennett Creek Apts. (Chastain) (Req of JHFA)

 

1. 4/22/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

††† 5/5/2008 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/6/2008 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/13/2008 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Approve

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

12.2008-355

ORD Approp $28,000 in State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Recaptured Grant Funds to Catholic Charities for Addnl Emerg Rental Assistance; Providing Funds Carryover to FY 2008-2009. (BT 08-119) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 CO Introduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

13.2008-370

ORD Making Findings & Auth Execution of Economic Developmt Agreemt among COJ, JEDC & Project GRIP (Developer) to Support Relocation of Developer's Headquarters Operation to Jax, FL; Recommending DeveloperApv by State of FL Office of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development (OTTED) as Qualified Target Industry Business Pursuant to Sec 288.106, S.S. & Evidencing Commitment of City Support in Amt not Exceeding $52,800 as Local Financial Support under QTI Tax Refund Program, Guidelines Set by State of FL OTTED, with State Match of $211,200, for Total City & State Amt of $264,000 for 66 Jobs; Apv & Auth Execution of Documents Mayor & Dir of JEDC & Designating JEDC Contract Monitor; Further Auth & Auth Apvl of Tech Amends by Executive Dir of JEDC. (Alderson) (JEDC)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

14.2008-373

ORD Approp $350,000 to Reallocate Funds from Community Developmt Block Grant Prog Funds for New Constrn to Jax Urban League for Owner-Occupied Rehab; Providing Funds Carryover to FY 2008-2009. (BT 08-118) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

15.2008-374

ORD Declaring Surplus & Auth Conveyance to Northwest Jax Community Development Corp at no cost, for Constrn of Commercial Dev & Community Svcs Facilities Waiving Sec 122.423 (Appraisal at or Below $25,00), Ord Code.

(Dist 8-Lee) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: R,F,RCD

 

BILL SUMMARY

R: Read 2nd & rerefer

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

16.2008-380

ORD Approp $1,188,127 from Special Lapse Contingency, Designated for 2% Operating Lapse from Community & Recreation Service Dept, Jax Public Libraries & Public Works to Restore Funding that was Placed in Contingency Acct in COJ's 2007-2008 FY Budget, Set Forth in Ord 2007-813-E. (Sidman) (C/M Webb)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

17.2008-381

ORD Approp $258,023 from Fanning Island Park & Returning Funds to Council Dist 11 Excise Tax Rev Bond; Amend 2007-2012 5-yr CIP Apv By Ord 2007-814-E, for "Fanning Island Park" Proj. (Dist 11-Holt) (Sidman) (C/M Holt)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

18.2008-382

ORD Approp $167,825 from Tree Mitigation fund for Tree Planting & Landscaping for Harts Rd Bet Northern Terminus & Bertha St; Prov Procurement Directive; Providing Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Sidman) (C/M Gaffney)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

19.2008-383

ORD Approp $7,685 from Tree Mitigation Fund for Tree Planting & Landscaping for Catherine Hester McNair Park; Providing Procurement Directive; Providing Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Sidman) (C/M Gaffney)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

20.2008-384

RESO Expressing COJ's Support for Appl by Springfield Preservation & Revitalization Council, Inc. (SPAR) to Participate in FL Community Contribution Tax Credit Prog for Revitalizing & Strengthening Commercial Corridor, Residential Safety & Maintenance Initiative, & Hogan Creek Parks Rehab Initiate; Providing Compliance with Comp Plan. (Sidman) (Gaffney)

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: R,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

R: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

21.2008-387

ORD Apv Issuance of Hospital Revenue Bonds by JEDC of $60,000,000 to Refund an Interim Taxable Loan of which Proceeds were Applied to Refund JEDC Hospital Revenue Bonds (Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Inc. Proj). (Stokes) (JEDC)

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

 

1. 5/13/2008 COIntroduced: F,RCD

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† BILL SUMMARY

†† F: Read 2nd & rerefer

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† READ 2ND & REREFER

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 a.m.

 

John J. Jackson, Council Research Division, (904)630-1729