RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

April 15,2008

 

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, April 15,2008. The meeting was called to order at 8:45 A.M. by Committee Chair Art Graham. The meeting adjourned at 9:22 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 John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Johnny Gaffney - Excused Lisa Rinnaman, Administration

CM Glorious Johnson

CM Mia Jones Arrived 9:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Vince Seibold 2008-211

Robert Schuster 2008-211

Eric Lindstrom 2008-224

Linda Lanier 2008-256

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2008-224 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, ALLOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS AGREEMENT, AND GRANT OF EASEMENT (COLLECTIVELY THE "AGREEMENTS") AMONG THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC"), SOUTH SHORE MARINA GROUP, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("DEVELOPER"), AND SOUTH SHORE GROUP PARTNERS, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("SSGP"), IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 128-SLIP MARINA ON THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AT 841 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE ("MARINA"); AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/1/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JAX WATERWAYS: April 03, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 14, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 15, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

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

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2. 2008-256 A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S SUPPORT FOR THE GRAND PARK/ NEW TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN'S ZONE AND ESTABLISHING ITS BOUNDARIES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/1/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: April 14, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 15, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

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

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2ND READINGS

 

3. 2008-286 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $487,130 ($417,130 ENCUMBERED BY SMG IN RETAINED EARNINGS AT THE END OF FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 FROM THE MEMORIAL ARENA FUND FOR WATERPROOFING REPAIRS AT THE MUNICIPAL STADIUM, AND $70,000 ENCUMBERED BY SMG IN RETAINED EARNINGS AT THE END OF FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER FUND FOR REPAIRS TO THE COOLING TOWER AT THE TIMES-UNION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER) TO MAKE BUDGETARY ADJUSTMENTS TO SMG'S FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 BUDGET FOR MANAGEMENT OF CITY-OWNED PUBLIC ASSEMBLY FACILITIES, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-106; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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4. 2008-288 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 FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF DEVELOPER'S HEADQUARTERS OPERATION AT OFFICE SPACE LOCATED AT 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE, WITHIN THE CITY'S ENTERPRISE ZONE AND A BROWNFIELD AREA (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 AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT BONUS REFUND PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.107, FLORIDA STATUTES AND EVIDENCING A COMMITMENT OF CITY SUPPORT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $231,000 AS THE LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNDER THE QTI TAX REFUND PROGRAM WITH BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT BONUS, PAYABLE OVER MULTIPLE YEARS PER GUIDELINES SET BY THE STATE OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH A STATE MATCH OF $924,000, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $1,155,000 FOR 210 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; WAIVER OF THAT PORTION OF THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT POLICY ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION 2006-119-A WHICH WOULD REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 250 JOBS, TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT, AND THE HIRING 10 PERCENT OF NEW EMPLOYEES FROM WITHIN THE ENTERPRISE ZONE, FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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5. 2008-292 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING A CONTINUATION GRANT, APPROPRIATING $103,091 IN CITY MATCH FUNDING FROM THE RESERVE FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO COVER THE MATCH DEFICIT RECORDED ON SCHEDULE B1-B FOR THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP) TO ENSURE THAT RSVP CONTINUES TO PROVIDE NEEDED CARE TO JACKSONVILLE'S SENIOR POPULATION, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-100; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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6. 2008-304 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $104,010.49 FROM TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND FOR LANDSCAPING ARLINGTON TOWN CENTER; AMENDING THE 2007-2012 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2007-814-E, TO AMEND THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT TO "TOWN CENTER PLANNING DISTRICT 2 ARLINGTON ROAD LANDSCAPING"; PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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