RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

July 21,2009

 

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, July 21,2009. The meeting was called to order at 2:00 P.M. by Committee Chair Johnny Gaffney. The meeting adjourned at 2:27 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Johnny GaffneyChair - Excused Merriane Lahmeur, Legislative Aide

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

CM Michael Corrigan 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:

 

 

CM Denise Lee (2009-407, 2009-472)

Gary Keys (2009-407)

Beverly Keys (2009-407)

 

 

 

 


1. 2009-300 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A PERPETUAL EASEMENT GRANTING TO AT&T, AT NO COST, A PERPETUAL EASEMENT IN, OVER AND UNDER A PORTION OF ED AUSTIN PARK, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 2, FOR INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLE SO AS TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO A PARCEL BEING LEASED FROM THE CITY BY THE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/7/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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2. 2009-407 AN ORDINANCE CONVEYING APPROXIMATELY .078 ACRES OR 3,484 SQUARE FEET OF NORTH SHORE PARK (R.E.# 033031-0000) TO GARY F. KEYS SR. AND BEVERLY W. KEYS, FOR THE APPRAISED VALUE; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO CONVEY SAID PROPERTY AND TO EXECUTE THE DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONVEYANCE; WAIVING SECTIONS 122.408 (PARKSLANDS PRESERVATION POLICY), ORDINANCE CODE, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE SALE OF PARKLANDS TO A HOME OWNER AND FOR THE PARKLANDS NOT TO BE REPLACED AND WAIVING SECTIONS 122.422 (SALE OF PROPERTY THROUGH REAL ESTATE DIVISION, INVESTIGATION OF NEED, COUNCIL ACTION); ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 5/19/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: June 15, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: June 15, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, ( 1 )

 

NAYS - Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 4 )

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3. 2009-472 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY'S SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATION BY NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FLORIDA COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR PURPOSES OF FOSTERING AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH NEW CONSTRUCTION SALES, RENOVATED UNITS, AND RENTAL REHAB; PROVIDING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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4. 2009-452 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $33,004.03 FROM THE 103RD STREET GO KART TRACK TRUST FUND TO FUND RESURFACING OF THE TRACK AT THE 103RD STREET GO KART PARK, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-132; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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5. 2009-453 AN ORDINANCE REGARDING A CONTINUATION GRANT; APPROPRIATING $3,323,602 IN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GRANT FUNDS, WITH NO MATCHING FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE REQUIRED, TO PROVIDE HIV-RELATED HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV AND RESIDING IN THE JACKSONVILLE TRANSITIONAL GRANT AREA (TGA), AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-133, SUCH FUNDS TO BE EXPENDED DURING A GRANT YEAR THAT BEGINS MARCH 1, 2009, AND ENDS FEBRUARY 28, 2010; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO CITY OF JACKSONVILLE FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; APPROVING POSITION CHANGES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, AS INITIATED BY R.C. 09-379; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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6. 2009-459 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN SOVEREIGNTY SUBMERGED LANDS FEE WAIVED LEASE RENEWAL (BOT. NO. 160336982) BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR OPERATION OF DOCKING AND BOAT RAMP FACILITIES AT PALMS FISH CAMP FOR A FIVE (5) YEAR TERM COMMENCING AUGUST 30, 2009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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7. 2009-466 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $8,756 FROM THE COUNCIL DISTRICT 10 ETR FUNDS TO PURCHASE FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT FOR WILLIAM M. RAINES HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 3663 RAINES AVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209 IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 10; WAIVING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE AUTUMN BOND, ORDINANCE 2004-998-E, AS AMENDED BY 2005-1044-E AND SECTION 106.315, ORDINANCE CODE, THAT BOND FUNDS BE USED ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR DIRECT PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTUAL SERVICES PURSUANT TO SECTION 126.107(G), ORDINANCE CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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8. 2009-467 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $168,078 FROM ETR BONDS, SERIES 2004 (AUTUMN BONDS) DISTRICT 3 EXCISE TAX REVENUE BOND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INSTALLATION OF 6200 SQUARE FOOT BATTING CAGE AND PICNIC PAVILION AT WINGATE PARK, LOCATED ON SOUTH PENMAN ROAD, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 13; INVOKING THE EXCEPTION TO SECTION 126.107(G), ORDINANCE CODE TO USE JAGUAR BUILDERS OF JAX, INC.; REQUESTING THE PROCUREMENT DIVISION WAIVE THE CONSTRUCTION BOND FOR CAPITAL PROJECT UNDER $200,000; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH JAGUAR BUILDERS OF JAX, INC.; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS INTO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; REQUESTING EMERGENCY PASSAGE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 6/16/2009 - Emerg/Amend/Approve 6-0

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: July 20, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: July 21, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Corrigan, Davis, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

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2ND READINGS

 

 

9. 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.

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10. 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.

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11. 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.

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12. 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.

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13. 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.

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