RESEARCH DIVISION




January 4, 2008

9:30 a.m.


City Council Conference Room A

Suite 425, City Hall

117 West Duval Street




Attendance:  C/Ms Clark (Chair), Redman, Bishop, Holt;  Randy Gallup;  Sherry Hall, Administration;  Carmen Martin, Council Auditor’s Office; Lin White, Public Works;  Bob Williams, Public Works/Real Estate; Chris Pearson, Solid Waste Division; Attorney Brenna Durden; Vince Siebold, Environmental Quality Division, Environmental & Compliance Department;  Stephen Smith, Planning & Development; Margaret Sidman,  Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel; Cuba Nelson, FOP; Sharonda Pender, Legislative Services;  John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.


The Committee Chair called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.


The Chair reviewed the agenda, citing those items that were going to be taken up and those items that were going to be deferred.


On Item #8, 2007-965, ORD Apv Fair Share Assessmt with First Coast Energy, LLP for “First Coast Energy-SR 111” Proj, Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel, advised the Chair that the applicant may have the bill withdrawn at the next cycle.


On Item# 9, ORD Apv Fair Share Assmt with SS Investment Group, LLC, for “Northwood Town Center” Proj, Dylan Reingold indicated that he had been in touch with the counsel for the applicant, Paige Johnson, and that the applicant wanted to have the legislation enacted by February.


On Item #1114, ORD Closing & Abandoning Portions of Rosselle St. at Request of Miller Electric Co to allow for Green Space of Company Master Plan, the Real Estate Division and Council Auditor’s Office indicated that the reason why the bill has been deferred is because the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission has to review the matter. 


The Chair voiced concern about the number of  Fair Share Assessment bills coming before the Council that require amendments to remove and replace exhibits.  The Chair felt that the bills were incomplete if all of the documentation was not in the file in Legislative Services when the bill was filed.  Dylan Reingold explained that it was necessary to have modification of inflation factors and lists of improvements and modifications as part of the bill and those matters were incorporated in the amendments.


On Item #2007-1271, ORD Closing & Abandoning Portions of Alumni Way at the request of CPH Engineers, in response to a question, Bob Williams,  Real Estate Division, Public Works, explained that what the bill was doing was nothing out of the ordinary.


There being no further business on the agenda, the Committee Meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.



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