TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

February 05,2008

 

RICHARD CLARK, 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, February 05,2008. The meeting was called to order at 10:03 A.M. by Committee Chair Richard Clark. The meeting adjourned at 10:18 A.M

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

CM Richard Chair - Excused Sharonda Pender, Legislative Aide

CM Glorious Johnson, Vice Chair Carmen Johnson, Asst. Auditor

CM Bill Bishop Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Ray Holt - Excused Jeff Clements, Research

CM Jay Jabour Lisa Rowe, Administration

CM Warren Jones Arrived 10:14

CM Don Redman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Steven Grainer, General Counsel Intern

Randall Gallup, Concurrency Mgmt Consultant

Anna Shea, Pappas Metcalf

Wyman Duggan, Rogers Towers

John Jones, Real Estate Division

 

 

 

1. 2007-74 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 664.401 (RECREATIONAL STREET CLOSINGS), ORDINANCE CODE AND CREATING A NEW SECTION 664.402, (AUTHORIZED COMMERCIAL EVENT STREET CLOSINGS), ORDINANCE CODE TO AUTHORIZE A COMMERCIAL EVENT STREET CLOSING PERMIT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ISSUE SUCH PERMITS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 2/6/2007 - Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/3/2007 - Sub/Rerefer 6-0

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Redman, ( 4 )

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2. 2007-642 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND GARDEN STREET VENTURE, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "GARDEN PARK STATION TARRAGON" (CCAS/CRC NO. 48886), CONSISTING OF A SHOPPING CENTER WITH A MAXIMUM OF 250,000 SQUARE FEET ON APPROXIMATELY 33.27 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF GARDEN STREET AND JONES ROAD, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 8), WITH A TERM OF 5 YEAR(S) AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $4,410,923 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 5.1, PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.3180(11), FLORIDA STATUTES AND PART 3, CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 6/5/2007 - Read 2nd & Rerefer; 11/6/2007 - Approve 7-0

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Redman, ( 4 )

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3. 2007-1300 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A RAIL ROAD CROSSING AGREEMENT WITH GEORGIA SOUTHERN AND FLORIDA RAILROAD COMPANY FOR MYRTLE AVENUE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/3/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: February 04, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Redman, ( 4 )

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4. 2007-1301 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A RAILROAD CROSSING AGREEMENT WITH GEORGIA SOUTHERN AND FLORIDA RAILROAD COMPANY FOR FIFTH STREET; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/3/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: February 04, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Redman, ( 4 )

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5. 2008-1 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND PALM POINTE HOLDINGS, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "DUNN CREEK TOWNHOMES" (CCAS/CRC NO. 49956), CONSISTING OF A MAXIMUM OF 250,000 SQUARE FEET OF WAREHOUSE SPACE, A 150 ROOM HOTEL, 20,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL USES, 20 ADDITIONAL CONDOMINIUM UNITS, A 250 SEAT RESTAURANT, A 3,200 SQUARE FOOT CONVENIENCE STORE WITH 4 FUEL ISLANDS, ONE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT WITH ONE DRIVE THRU, ONE BANK WITH 4 DRIVE THRUS AND A 40,000 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING ON APPROXIMATELY 36 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF ZOO PARKWAY AND 9A, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 11), WITH A TERM OF TEN (10) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $2,848,490 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 6.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Redman, ( 4 )

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6. 2008-2 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND WHITEHOUSE MANOR, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "DEBRA DEVELOPMENT" (CCAS/CRC NO. 50459), CONSISTING OF A MAXIMUM OF 60,000 SQUARE FEET OF GENERAL OFFICE USES ON APPROXIMATELY 3.24 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON DEBRA DRIVE, BETWEEN WILSON BOULEVARD AND I-295, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 10), WITH A TERM OF FIVE (5) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $195,358 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 4.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Jones, Redman, ( 5 )

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7. 2008-3 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND SEMBLER FLORIDA, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "SOUTHSIDE BAYMEADOWS" (CCAS/CRC NO. 48262), CONSISTING OF A MAXIMUM OF 30,000 SQUARE FEET OF SHOPPING CENTER USES ON APPROXIMATELY 4.68 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF BAYMEADOWS ROAD AND SOUTHSIDE BOULEVARD, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 13), WITH A TERM OF FIVE (5) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $722,475 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 3.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Jones, Redman, ( 5 )

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8. 2008-4 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND JAGUAR BUILDERS, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "EASTPORT WAREHOUSE" (CCAS/CRC NO. 49933), CONSISTING OF A MAXIMUM OF 104,000 SQUARE FEET OF WAREHOUSE USES ON APPROXIMATELY 8.00 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF EASTPORT ROAD BETWEEN PULASKI ROAD AND WYNELL ROAD, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 11), WITH A TERM OF FIVE (5) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $239,880 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 6.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Jones, Redman, ( 5 )

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9. 2008-5 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE PURCHASE, BY THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY") FROM THE DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ("DCSB"), OF 1) A FEE SIMPLE PARCEL TO ALLOW WIDENING OF CRYSTAL SPRINGS ROAD AS PART OF THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS ROAD PROJECT, A BETTER JACKSONVILLE PROJECT, AND 2) A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AREA FOR THE STORAGE AND TREATMENT OF STORM WATER AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE AND PARKING IMPROVEMENTS, FOR NO MONETARY CONSIDERATION BUT FOR CERTAIN WORK TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CITY FOR DCSB; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE ALL CLOSING DOCUMENTS AND OTHERWISE TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURCHASE OF THE REAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: February 04, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Jones, Redman, ( 5 )

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10. 2008-9 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND PICKETTVILLE PARTNERS, LTD., A FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP, FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "PICKETTVILLE COMMERCE CENTER" (CCAS/CRC NO. 50106), CONSISTING OF A MAXIMUM OF 200,000 SQUARE FEET OF WAREHOUSE USES AND 300,000 SQUARE FEET OF MANUFACTURING USES ON APPROXIMATELY 84.7 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON ROBINSON ROAD WEST, BETWEEN PRITCHARD ROAD AND COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 10), WITH A TERM OF TEN (10) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $1,434,032 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 5.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/15/2008 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: February 05, 2008

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Bishop, Clark, Jabour, Jones, Redman, ( 5 )

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2ND READNINGS

 

11. 2008-39 A RESOLUTION STATING THE COUNCIL'S SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BILL J-1, TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DUVAL COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, WHICH WOULD AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE JACKSONVILLE AVIATION AUTHORITY (JAA) AS ESTABLISHED IN CHAPTER 2004-464, LAWS OF FLORIDA, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 2005-328, LAWS OF FLORIDA, BY AMENDING SECTION 3 (POWERS) THEREOF TO REQUIRE THE JAA TO OBTAIN CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL BY TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE COUNCIL PRIOR TO EXTENDING ANY AIRCRAFT RUNWAY AT CRAIG AIRFIELD; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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12. 2008-56 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING A GRANT FROM JEA IN THE AMOUNT OF $78,750 TO INSTALL ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS AND TO DELIVER EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTION ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO LOW INCOME RESIDENTS OF JACKSONVILLE IN SUPPORT OF JEA'S NEIGHBORHOOD EFFICIENCY PROGRAM, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-059; PROVIDING FOR A CARRYOVER TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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13. 2008-63 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $98,573 FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE S-LINE RAIL TRAIL - MYRTLE AVENUE TO 44TH AVENUE PROJECT SO AS TO MAKE POSSIBLE THE COMPLETION OF AN ADDITIONAL SEGMENT OF THE S-LINE RAIL TRAIL, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 08-072; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009; AMENDING THE 2007-2012 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2007-814-E TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "S-LINE RAIL TRAIL FROM MYRTLE TO 44TH AVENUES"; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT TO THE LOCAL AGENCY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND FDOT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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14. 2008-66 AN ORDINANCE CLOSING AND ABANDONING, AND/OR DISCLAIMING, A PORTION OF A PEDESTRIAN EASEMENT ALONG DEER LAKE DRIVE WEST IN DEERWOOD PARK NORTH, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 4, CREATED BY GRANT OF EASEMENT DATED AUGUST 2, 2000, AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 9927, PAGE 1990, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT THE REQUEST OF ARLINGTON PROPERTIES, INC., IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE WIDTH OF THE EASEMENT SO AS TO ALLOW FOR BUILDINGS, PARKING AND OPEN AREAS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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15. 2008-67 AN ORDINANCE CLOSING AND ABANDONING, AND/OR DISCLAIMING, A PORTION OF NORTH MAIN STREET DRIVE, AN OPENED AND IMPROVED RIGHT-OF-WAY IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 7, CREATED BY DEED OF DEDICATION RECORDED IN OR BOOK 4714, PAGE 1073, AT THE REQUEST OF IMESON WEST 1, LLC, TO ALLOW FOR SHORTENING OF THE ROAD AND THE CREATION OF A CUL-DE-SAC, SUBJECT TO RESERVATION OF A DRAINAGE EASEMENT OVER THE CLOSED RIGHT-OF-WAY; DECLARING SUCH CLOSED, ABANDONED AND/OR DISCLAIMED RIGHT-OF-WAY TO BE SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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16. 2008-69 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE (CITY) AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT); GRANTING FDOT A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT OVER PARCEL 717.1 (A, B, C and D), A CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY ADJACENT TO INTERSTATE 10 IN COUNCIL DISTRICTS 10 AND 12, FOR THE PURPOSE OF TYING IN AND HARMONIZING PROPERTIES, DRIVEWAYS AND WALKWAYS ADJACENT TO INTERSTATE 10; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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17. 2008-70 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A PERPETUAL EASEMENT GRANTING A PERPETUAL EASEMENT TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INSTALLATION OF SIGNAL LOOP DETECTORS AND MARKING OF PAVEMENT IN, OVER AND UNDER THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE RIGHT-OF-WAY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD AND HARVIN ROAD IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 4; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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18. 2008-72 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHIEF OF REAL ESTATE TO EXECUTE A TOWER LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND T-MOBILE SOUTH, LLC FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COMMUNICATION TOWER AT THE LION'S CLUB BOAT RAMP; WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 122.455, ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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