OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

RECREATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES

June 16, 2009

2:00 p.m.

 

Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street

 

 

 

Attendance: Committee Chair Warren Jones; Committee Members Ray Holt, Richard Clark (excused), Michael Corrigan, John Crescimbeni, Art Graham (arrived 2:03 p.m.), and Reggie Brown; Janice Billy, Office of Council Auditor; Peggy Sidman, Office of General Counsel; Juliette Williams and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Lisa Rinaman, Office of the Mayor

 

The Committee Chair, Warren Jones, called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m., and the committee took the following actions:

 

1. 2009-300

ORD Granting Perpetual Easemt Grant to AT&T, at No Cost, Over & Under a Portion of Ed Austin Park for Installation of Fiber Optic Cable for Svc to Parcel Leased by Police Athletic League. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/14/09

 

1. 3/24/2009 CO Introduced: TEU,RCD

 

4/7/2009 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/7/2009 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/14/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

DEFER

 

 

2. 2009-407

ORD Conveying .078 Acres (3,484 Sq Ft) of North Shore Park (RE# 033031-0000) to Gary F Keys Sr & Beverly W Keys for the Appraised Value; Waiving Sec 122.408 (Parklands Preservation Policy), Ord Code to allow Sale to a Home Owner for Parklands not to be Replaced & Waiving Sec 122.422 (Sale of Propty thru Real Estate Div, Investigation of Need, Council Action). (Sidman) (C/M Lee)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/26/09

 

1. 5/12/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

5/18/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 5/18/2009 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

5/19/2009 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/26/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

DEFER

 


 

3. 2009-435

ORD Auth Lease Agreemt with Boeing Co, Inc for Building #68 at Cecil Commerce Ctr; Designate JEDC as Monitor. (Rowland) (Req of JEDC)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/9/09

 

1. 5/26/2009 CO Introduced: F,RCD

 

6/1/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

6/2/2009 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/9/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

4. 2009-442

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 111 (Spec Rev & Trust Accts), Part 7 (Environment & Conservation), Ord Code; Create new Sec 111.785, Artificial Reef Trust Fund", to Receive Gifts, Donations, Contributions, Grants & Other Money for Artificial Reef Constrn, Monitoring, Securing, Storing, Surveying, Transporting & Environmentally Cleaning Artificial Reef Material, & Educational Outreach re Artificial Reefs. (Eller) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/9/09

 

1. 5/26/2009 CO Introduced: F,RCD

 

6/1/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

6/2/2009 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/9/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6 - 0

(Amendment clarifies Council approval necessary for disbursement)

 

5. 2009-450

ORD Approp $1,500,000 & Reallocating in Neighborhood Stabilization Prog Funding from Acquisition, Rehab & Resale - Homeownership to Demolition & Clearance for Demo of the Park View Inn Propty at 901 N. Main St, a Menace to Public Health, Safety & Welfare. (BT 09-129) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/9/09

 

1. 5/26/2009 CO Introduced: F,PHS,RCD

 

6/1/2009 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 6/1/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

6/2/2009 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/9/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, PHS, RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

6. 2009-452

ORD Approp $33,004.03 from 103rd St Go Kart Track Trust Fund to Resurface the Track; Designate Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 09-132) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 


 

7. 2009-453

ORD Approp $3,323,602 Dept of Health & Human Svcs Continuation Grant for HIV-Related Health & Support Svcs to those in Jax Transitional Grant Area for 3/1/09 - 2/28/10; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2009-2010; Apv Positions Changes; Designate Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (BT 09-133) (RC 09-379) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: F,PHS,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

8. 2009-459

ORD Auth a Sovereignty Submerged Land Fee Waived Lease Renewal (BOT. No. 160336982) with Fla Bd of Trustees, Internal Improvemt Trust Fund to Operate Docking & Boat Ramp Facilities at Palms Fish Camp for 5-Yrs Commencing 8/30/09. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: F,RCD,JWW

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

9. 2009-465

ORD Approp $9,578 from Spec Council Contingency - Undesignated to pay SMG the Costs of Facility Rental & Expenses for 2009 Southeastern Mounted Police Competition 9/24/09 - 9/27/09. (Sidman) (C/M Davis)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

10. 2009-466

ORD Approp $8,756 from Dist 10 ETR Funds for Football Equipmt for Raines High School; Waive Requiremts of Autumn Bond & Sec 106.315, Ord Code, that Bond Funds be used on Municipal Propty; Provide for Direct Procuremt of Contractual Svcs Pursuant to Sec 126.107(g). (Sidman) (C/M Brown)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

11. 2009-467

ORD Approp $168,078 from Dist 3 ETR Bond for Installation of 6,200 Sq Ft Batting Cage & Picnic Pavilion at Wingate Park on Penman Rd S, Jax Beach; Invoke Exception to Sec 126.107(G) to use Jaguar Builders of Jax, Inc & auth Contract with same; Request Procuremt Div Waive the Constrn Bond for Capital Proj under $200,000; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2009-2010; Request Emerg Apv. (Dist 13-Graham) (Sidman) (C/M Clark)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

EMERGENCY/AMEND/APPROVE 6 - 0

(Amendment adds CIP language and attaches form; adds project number; provides for departmental oversight; makes spelling corrections)

 


 

12. 2009-472

RESO Expressing Support for Appl by Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corp to Participate in the Fla Community Contribution Tax Credit Prog to Foster Affordable Housing thru New Constrn Sales, Renovated Units & Rental Rehab; Provide for Compliance with Comp Plan. (Sidman) (C/M Lee)

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: RCD

 

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

13. 2009-485

ORD Approp $806,179 in State Housing Initiatives Partnership Funds for Downpymt Assist re Fla Homebuyer Opportunity Prog ($765,870.05 Contract with Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida, Inc to Administer Prog & $40,308.95 for Admin, Monitoring & Compliance Costs of the Housing & Neighborhoods Dept); Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2009-2010; Request Emerg Apv. (BT 09-139) (McCain) (Req of Mayor & C/M Davis & Fussell)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/23/09

 

1. 6/9/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

BILL SUMMARY

 

EMERGENCY/SUBSTITUTE/APPROVE 4 0

(Substitute revises LHAP and incorporates plans for how funding will be spent)

 

At the conclusion of the regular agenda, Ms. Ros Phillips, Director of the Recreation and Community Services Department, Mr. Don Norris, Human Resources Division, and Mr. Bruce Ferguson, WorkSource, gave a presentation concerning the Summer Jobs Program. Questions from the committee members were entertained. One public comment was received from Ms. Jeri Covington in opposition to the practice of giving preference to repeat participants.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

 

Rick Campbell, Research Assistant

(904) 630-1679

 

Posted 06.17.09

10:00 a.m.