RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

May 05,2009

 

WARREN JONES, 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, May 05,2009. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 P.M. by Committee Chair Warren Jones. The meeting adjourned at 2:38 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Warren Jones, Chair Juliette Williams, Legislative Aide

CM Ray Holt, Vice Chair Arrived 2:20 Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Richard Clark Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Michael Corrigan John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Graham Arrived 2:08 Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM John Crescimbeni

CM Reggie Brown Arrived 2:07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Joey Dunkin, Update on Mary Singleton Center

Patrick Lanfri, Update on Lannie Park

 

Karen Neswell, JIA (2009-330)

Lynn White (2009-333)

 

 

 

 

1. 2009-315 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY; APPROPRIATING $110,000 IN BOND REDEMPTION PROCEEDS FROM THE PARTIAL REDEMPTION OF THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY'S SINGLE-FAMILY MORTGAGE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2006, IN ORDER TO FUND (1) AN ADDITIONAL $85,000 IN FOUR PERCENT (4%) SUBSIDIES FOR THE SINGLE-FAMILY MORTGAGE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2007, TO FACILITATE THE ORIGINATION OF THE REMAINING BOND AMOUNTS, AND (2) $25,000 IN ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUDGET, AS INITIATED BY BT. 09-100; APPROVING AND 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.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Jones, ( 5 )

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2. 2009-318 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $51,345.00 FROM THE TREE MITIGATION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND FOR TREE PLANTING IN MURRAY HILLS FOUR CORNERS PARK LOCATED AT 4602 LAWNVIEW STREET; PROVIDING FOR PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Jones, ( 6 )

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3. 2009-320 A RESOLUTION, UPON AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUE AUTHORIZATION AND THE MAKING OF FINDINGS, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF ITS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS (HOLLYBROOK HOMES APARTMENTS), SERIES 2009, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, AND EQUIPPING OF A MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, KNOWN AS "HOLLYBROOK HOMES APARTMENTS PROJECT"; DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Jones, ( 6 )

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4. 2009-323 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $416,160.00 FROM THE TREE MITIGATION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND FOR TREE PLANTING IN RIVERVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD; AMENDING THE 2009-2013 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "RIVERVIEW TREE PLANTING"; PROVIDING FOR PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Jones, ( 6 )

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5. 2009-330 A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA ("JIACRA") ESTABLISHED BY ORDINANCE 93-159-57, FINDING THAT A NECESSITY EXISTS FOR THE REHABILITATION, CONSERVATION, OR REDEVELOPMENT OF BLIGHTED AREAS KNOWN AS PECAN PARK ROAD NORTH PARCEL WITHIN THE CITY, PECAN PARK ROAD NORTH PARCEL DEFINED, FINDING OF NECESSITY AND BLIGHT FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE PECAN PARK ROAD NORTH PARCEL OF APPROXIMATELY 755.21 ACRES INTO THE JIACRA; PROVIDING REDEVELOPMENT GOALS; DIRECTING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACTIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Jones, ( 6 )

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6. 2009-333 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $183,575.00 FROM THE TREE MITIGATION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND FOR PROVIDING FUNDING FOR BUFFER TREE PLANTING AT AND AROUND THE JEA MANDARIN WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY AT 10828 HAMPTON ROAD IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 6; PROVIDING FOR PROCUREMENT OF SERVICES UNDER A CONTINUING CONTRACT WITH DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY; PROVIDING FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; AMENDING THE 2009-2013 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "JEA MANDARIN WATER FACILITY - LANDSCAPING"; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 4/21/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: May 04, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: May 05, 2009

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Jones, ( 6 )

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2ND READINGS

 

7. 2009-357 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A REVISION TO THE CURRENT PROMISSORY NOTE FOR VCP-COLLINS ROAD, LTD. (COURTNEY MANOR APARTMENTS) ALLOWING FOR THE RELEASE OF THE LETTER OF CREDIT ASSOCIATED WITH THE COURTNEY MANOR APARTMENTS PROJECT ("PROJECT") AND SUBSTITUTION OF A THIRD LIEN MORTGAGE ON THE PROJECT, SUBJECT TO (1) EXECUTION OF THE THIRD MORTGAGE LOAN DOCUMENTS, (2) WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE THIRD MORTGAGE LOAN DOCUMENTS AND INCREASED EXTREMELY LOW INCOME (ELI) SET ASIDE FROM FANNIE MAE, THE FIRST MORTGAGE LENDER, (3) RECEIPT OF CERTIFICATION/ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATE FROM BORROWER AND FANNIE MAE CONFIRMING THAT THE PROJECT IS NOT NOW, AND IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE, IN DEFAULT, (4) THE PROJECT'S INCREASING ITS ANNUAL MORTGAGE PAYMENT FROM $18,800 TO $25,067, THEREBY SHORTENING THE TERM OF THE MORTGAGE FROM 40 YEARS TO APPROXIMATELY 33 YEARS, (5) THE PROJECT'S MAINTAINING EXISTING LAND USE RESTRICTION AGREEMENT (LURA) AT 40 YEARS BUT CHANGING TERMS AS NEEDED SO AS TO SET ASIDE 25 UNITS TO SERVE ELI HOUSEHOLDS EARNING NO MORE THAN 35% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, (6) REQUIRING ESCROW OF $601,600 WITH PARTY AGREEABLE TO THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY (JHFA), WITH RELEASES TO BE APPROVED BY THE JHFA'S SERVICER FOR DOCUMENTED OPERATING DEFICITS OR REPAIRS, AND (7) THE PROJECT'S BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ALL COSTS OF THE TRANSACTION, INCLUDING ALL LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL FEES; 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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8. 2009-361 AN ORDINANCE IN CONFORMANCE WITH SECTION 108.505, ORDINANCE CODE, AND RESOLUTION 2008-181-A, ORDINANCE 2008-537-E AND ORDINANCE 2008-1068-E; APPROVING THE AMENDMENT OF THE ENGAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH GREENBERG TRAURIG, SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE CITY'S CLAIMS AGAINST SEMINOLE COUNTY AND THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF WATER FROM THE ST. JOHNS RIVER; PROVIDING FOR A MAXIMUM INDEBTEDNESS OF $592,250.30 OF WHICH $507,250.30 HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROPRIATED; APPROPRIATING $85,000.00 FROM OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL RETAINED EARNINGS FOR THE ENGAGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR A REVERTER OF FUNDS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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