RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

April 01,2008

 

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 01,2008. The meeting was called to order at 8:45 A.M. by Committee Chair Art Graham. The meeting adjourned at 9:08 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 - Excused John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Johnny Gaffney Arrived 8:47 Lisa Rowe, Administration

CM Glorious Johnson

CM Mia Jones - Excused

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Wright Greger (08-174)

Joe Whitaker (08-189)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2006-1394 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 751 (SEPTIC TANK SUPERFUND), ORDINANCE CODE, TO CREATE AN ON-SITE SEWAGE TREATMENT DISPOSAL SYSTEM REGULATORY PROGRAM; DIRECTING TRANSMITTAL TO THE MUNICPAL CODE CORPORATION FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

AYES - Bishop, Graham, Johnson, Joost, ( 4 )

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2. 2008-174 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 (THE ARLINGTON MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PORTFOLIO), SERIES 2008, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $27,500,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, AND EQUIPPING OF EIGHT MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS "THE ARLINGTON MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PORTFOLIO PROJECT" AND EACH BEING COMMONLY REFERRED AS THE FOLLOWING: "COLONY APARTMENTS," "FOREST PARK APARTMENTS," GEORGETOWN APARTMENTS," "GREENBRIAR APARTMENTS," "MATANZAS APARTMENTS," "MONTEREY MANOR APARTMENTS, "SWEETBRIAR I AND II APARTMENTS,' AND "VILLA CAPRI I AND II APARTMENTS"; DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/4/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: March 17, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 01, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

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

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3. 2008-189 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS, AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC") AND TREND OFFSET PRINTING SERVICES, INC. ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF DEVELOPER'S OPERATIONS IN 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; EVIDENCING A COMMITMENT OF CITY SUPPORT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $18,000 AS THE LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNDER THE QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY 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 $72,000, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $90,000 FOR 30 JOBS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE MAYOR, CORPORATION SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/18/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: March 31, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 01, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

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

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4. 2008-204 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $100,000 FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR A HYDROLOGY STUDY REPORT ON THE FORECASTED EFFECTS OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER FROM THE ST. JOHNS RIVER; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMPLIANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/18/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: March 31, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 01, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

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

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5. 2008-207 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY'S SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATION BY RIVERSIDE AVONDALE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR PURPOSES OF REVITALIZING AND STRENGTHENING THE RIVERSIDE AVONDALE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AREA BY PROVIDING LOW TO MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES WITH HOME OWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE; PROVIDING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/18/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: March 31, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 01, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

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

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6. 2008-209 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 460 (HEALTH CODE), ORDINANCE CODE, TO AUTHORIZE ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE CHAPTER 609, ORDINANCE CODE CITATION PROCESS; TO CREATE A NEW PART 3 (TEMPORARY RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING PERMITS) TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR PERMITTING AND REGULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS ASSOCIATED WITH CITY-SANCTIONED EVENTS; AMENDING CHAPTER 123 (PUBLIC FEES), ORDINANCE CODE, TO ESTABLISH A FEE FOR TEMPORARY RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS ASSOCIATED WITH CITY-SANCTIONED EVENTS; AMENDING CHAPTER 609 TO AUTHORIZE ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER 460, ORDINANCE CODE; REQUIRING TRANSMITTAL TO THE MUNICIPAL CODE CORPORATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/18/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: March 31, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: March 31, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 01, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

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

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2ND READINGS

 

7. 2008-210 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 111.830 (LIBRARY CONFERENCE FACILITIES SPECIAL REVENUE FUND), ORDINANCE CODE, TO (1) MAKE SAID FUND SELF-APPROPRIATING, (2) REQUIRE THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES OF THE JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO FILE CERTAIN REPORTS TO THE COUNCIL SECRETARY AND COUNCIL AUDITOR AS TO THE FEES CHARGED FOR THE USE OF CONFERENCE FACILITIES, (3) REQUIRE THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES OF THE JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO FILE ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE COUNCIL SECRETARY AND COUNCIL AUDITOR AS TO THE REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES INVOLVING THE FUND, AND (4) CERTAIN OTHER CHANGES TO THE FUND; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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8. 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

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9. 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

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10. 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

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