RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

August 04,2009

 

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, August 04,2009. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 P.M. by Committee Chair Johnny Gaffney. The meeting adjourned at 2:18 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Johnny Gaffney, Chair Marilyn Allen, Legislative Aide

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

CM Michael Corrigan - Excused Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Daniel Davis John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Graham - Excused Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM Art Shad

CM Glorious Johnson - Excused

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

 

 


1. 2009-488 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $806,230.37 ($543,730.37 IN HOME PROGRAM INCOME FUNDS AND $262,500.00 IN STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP ("SHIP") PROGRAM INCOME FUNDS) FOR DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES AND THE FIVE PERCENT (5%) ADMINISTRATIVE ALLOWANCE PURSUANT TO THE SHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-135; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 7/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: August 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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2. 2009-489 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT $2,779,039 IN HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP) FUNDING, FOR THE GRANT PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2012, AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE XII OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (ARRA), IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION ASSISTANCE TO HOUSEHOLDS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BECOME HOMELESS AND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO RAPIDLY RE-HOUSE PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS, AS DEFINED BY SECTION 103 OF THE MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT, 42 U.S.C. 11302, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-136; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 7/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: August 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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3. 2009-497 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH FOR THE PROPERTY AND IMPROVEMENTS AT 332 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH AT AN ANNUAL RENT OF $10.00 FOR AN INITIAL TERM OF TEN (10) YEARS, WITH AN OPTION TO RENEW THE LEASE FOR ONE (1) ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 7/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY: August 03, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: August 03, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: August 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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4. 2009-502 AN ORDINANCE TRANSFERRING FROM THE ZOO LANDSCAPING - ASIAN EXHIBIT ACCOUNT TO THE TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENDITURES TRUST FUND $217,353 OF THE $2,041,761 ORIGINALLY APPROPRIATED BY ORDINANCE 2006-130-E FROM THE TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENDITURES TRUST FUND FOR THE ASIAN GARDENS EXHIBIT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS ("ZOO"); APPROPRIATING $217,353 FROM THE TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENDITURES TRUST FUND TO THE ZOO LANDSCAPING - PARKING LOT ACCOUNT, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LANDSCAPING BOTH THE EXISTING PARKING LOT AND THE NEWLY COMPLETED OVERFLOW PARKING LOT AT THE ZOO, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-___; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; INVOKING THE EXCEPTION OF 126.107(G), ORDINANCE CODE, TO AWARD THE CONTRACT TO THE ZOO; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "ZOO LANDSCAPING - PARKING LOT" AND TO REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "ZOO LANDSCAPING - ASIAN EXHIBITS"; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE RIGHT-OF-WAY & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 7/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: August 03, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: August 03, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: August 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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5. 2009-504 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND ATLANTIC MARINE FLORIDA, LLC FOR THE USE OF PARKING SPACES AT SISTERS CREEK MARINA; PROVIDING FOR DEPOSIT OF ALL PARKING FEES COLLECTED UNDER THE USE AGREEMENT INTO THE SISTERS CREEK PARK MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 7/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: August 03, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: August 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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6. 2009-562 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 WHERTEC, INC. ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE LOCATION OF DEVELOPER'S PRODUCTION AND WAREHOUSING FACILITY 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 $48,600 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 $194,400, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $243,000 FOR 81 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 FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JEDC; TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BY DEVELOPER; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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7. 2009-615 AN ORDINANCE HONORING AND MEMORIALIZING THE HONORABLE STATE SENATOR JAMES E. "JIM" KING; RENAMING SISTER'S CREEK MARINA BOAT RAMP LOCATED AT 8203 HECKSCHER DRIVE IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 11, TO "JIM KING PARK AND BOAT RAMP AT SISTER'S CREEK"; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE as an EMERGENCY measure.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Shad, ( 4 )

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2ND READINGS

 

8. 2009-515 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING SOLID WASTE SERVICE FEES, AND PART 5 (SOLID WASTE SERVICE FEE) OF CHAPTER 352 (WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SERVICE BY CONTRACTORS AND CITY); ELIMINATING CERTAIN SOLID WASTE SERVICE FEES BY REPEALING ORDINANCE 2007-837-E; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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9. 2009-516 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND CHAPTER 754 (STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY CODE); ELIMINATING CERTAIN STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FEES BY REPEALING ORDINANCES 2007-836-E AND 2008-129-E; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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10. 2009-517 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE JEA AND THE CHARTER; AMENDING ARTICLE 21 (JEA), IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 21.11 OF SAID CHARTER, BY REPEALING ORDINANCE 2007-838-E; REPEALING THE PAYMENT OF FRANCHISE FEES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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11. 2009-554 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $175,000 FROM THE RESERVE FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS ACCOUNT TO MATCH GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000 PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FROM THE JESSIE BALL DUPONT FUND BY ORDINANCE 2007-11-E IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO INITIATE CONSTRUCTION OF THE JESSIE BALL DUPONT PARK PROJECT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-141; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "JESSIE BALL DUPONT PARK"; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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12. 2009-557 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $150,000 FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION LAPSED FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 TO EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE SUSIE TOLBERT HOUSE INTERIOR, PHASE III, AT 1665 PEARCE STREET, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-147; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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