RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

November 17,2009

 

JOHNNY GAFFNEY, 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, November 17,2009. The meeting was called to order at 2:04 P.M. by Committee Chair Johnny Gaffney. The meeting adjourned at 2:16 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Johnny Gaffney, Chair Marilyn Allen, Legislative Aide

CM Reggie Brown, Vice Chair Excused Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Ronnie Fussell Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Daniel Davis John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Graham Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM Art Shad

CM Glorious Johnson - Excused

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Vince Seibold, Chief of Enviro Quality Div (09-869)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2009-823 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $338,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND - DEBT SERVICE ACCOUNT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING NEEDED TO PAY FOR HIGHER THAN ANTICIPATED PART-TIME SALARIES, OVERTIME, PAYROLL TAXES, CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AND ELECTRICAL UTILITY COSTS AT THE CECIL FIELD COMMERCE CENTER FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-186; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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2. 2009-859 AN ORDINANCE RENAMING THE LASALLE POCKET PARK AT 801 LASALLE STREET "GREENSCAPE CELEBRATION PARK"; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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3. 2009-860 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS, AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A SECOND AMENDMENT TO A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC") AND THE KIMMIK CORPORATION ("DEVELOPER"), TO (I) EXTEND THE DATE FOR COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION, (II) MODIFY THE TIMING OF INDIVIDUAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRUST FUND GRANT PAYMENTS, AND (III) REVISE CERTAIN DEFAULT PROVISIONS TO ALIGN WITH THE MODIFIED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND GRANT PAYMENT SCHEDULE; AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL; AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JEDC; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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4. 2009-866 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $187,468.21 FROM TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND INVESTMENT POOL EARNINGS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE VENETIA STREET TOWNCENTER PROJECT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-017; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; AMENDING THE 2009-2014 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2009-513-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "VENETIA TOWNCENTER - LANDSCAPING"; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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5. 2009-867 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $25,000 FOR MANATEES STUDY; APPROPRIATING $25,000 ($12,500 FROM THE EXECUTIVE OPERATING CONTINGENCY AND $12,500 FROM THE COUNCIL OPERATING CONTINGENCY), SO AS TO FUND A STUDY OF THE MANATEE HABITAT AND USAGE AND HUMAN USAGE OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER FOR A CONTRACT AND RENEWALS APPROVED BY 2008-900-E; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; PROVIDING FOR DEPARTMENTAL OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON JAX WATERWAYS: November 12, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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6. 2009-869 AN ORDINANCE (1) AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT FOR TRIBUTARY WATER QUALITY RESTORATION, LOWER ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN, WITH THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLETION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DOCUMENTS AND A SEPTIC TANK PHASE OUT FACILITIES PLAN; (2) AUTHORIZING AMENDMENTS TO SUBCONTRACTS SUBCONTRACTS WITH THE WATER AND SEWER EXPANSION AUTHORITY (WSEA) AND THE DUVAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (DCHD) FOR PERFORMING CERTAIN OF THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE SJRWMD AGREEMENT (2) AMENDING ORDINANCE 2008-130-E TO PROVIDE $325,000 OF FUNDING FOR THE DUVAL COUNTY SEPTIC TANK ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010, TO PROVIDE $70,000 OF FUNDING TO DEVELOP A FACILITIES PLAN THAT WILL BE USED TO SECURE FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL SEPTIC TANK PHASE-OUT AREAS, AND TO PROVIDE $20,000 OF FUNDING FOR AN EPA-REQUIRED ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION DOCUMENT FOR LINCOLN VILLAS, ALL AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-030; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE THE AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR TRIBUTARY WATER QUALITY RESTORATION, LOWER ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN BETWEEN THE CITY AND SJRWMD; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AMENDMENTS TO SUBCONTRACTS WITH WSEA AND THE DCHD FOR PERFORMING CERTAIN OF THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE SJRWMD AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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7. 2009-870 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S SUPPORT FOR TRANSFORMING THE AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVERS INITIATIVE INTO A FEDERAL PROGRAM, THUS ALLOWING THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND THE 13 OTHER AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDING; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/3/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: November 16, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: November 17, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

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8. 2009-891 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING IN PART, ORDINANCE 2008-0006-E APPROPRIATING THE ADDITIONAL SUM OF $350,000.00, FROM THE NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND ("FUND") AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-035 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN FUNDING TO THIRD AND MAIN, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY NAME CHANGE TO THE LOFTS ON MAIN, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("COMPANY"), TO FUND DEVELOPMENT COST OVERRUNS DUE TO ENHANCED TENANT BUILD-OUT REQUIREMENTS AND UNANTICIPATED COSTS INCURRED BY THE COMPANY RESULTING FROM A FIRE CASUALTY LOSS WHICH DAMAGED THE PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED AT THIRD AND MAIN STREETS IN THE FUND AREA; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 25, 2008, AND A MORTGAGE MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION AGREEMENT TO EVIDENCE THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN COMPANY AND CITY TO INCREASE THE LOAN AMOUNT BY $350,000.00 AND TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE MORTGAGE EVIDENCING THE LOAN TO MAY 1, 2015; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND LOAN DOCUMENTS TO CORRECT TECHNICAL ERRORS ("TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS"); PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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