RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

April 07,2009

 

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, April 07,2009. The meeting was called to order at 2:10 P.M. by Committee Chair Warren Jones. The meeting adjourned at 2:23 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Warren Jones, Chair Juliette Williams, Legislative Aide

CM Ray Holt, Vice Chair Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Richard Clark Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Michael Corrigan John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Graham Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM John Crescimbeni

CM Reggie Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

John Lowe (2009-256)

Dr. Joseph Smith Mary Singleton Center

Levi Bell Mary Singleton Center

Ms. Armstead (2009-234)

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2009-233 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $1,207,500 ($607,500 IN BIG-P GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION AND $600,000 FROM RESERVES) TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR INSTALLATION OF WATER/ELECTRIC POWER PEDESTALS AT METRO PARK MARINA, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-088; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS INTO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E TO INCLUDE THE PROJECT ENTITLED "METRO PARK MARINA WATER/ELECTRIC"; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THE GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 3/17/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 06, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 07, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Holt, Jones, ( 7 )

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2. 2009-234 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $100,000 ($50,000 IN ARTIFICIAL REEF GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION AND $50,000 FROM RESERVES) TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN ARTIFICIAL REEF OFF THE COAST OF DUVAL COUNTY, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-090; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS INTO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E TO INCLUDE THE PROJECT ENTITLED "ARTIFICIAL REEF"; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THE GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL & COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 3/17/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 06, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 07, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Holt, Jones, ( 7 )

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3. 2009-256 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND JACKSONVILLE MARINE CHARITIES, INC. ("LESSEE") FOR LESSEE'S USE OF AREAS AND FACILITIES AT SISTERS CREEK PARK ("PARK") IN CONDUCTING AN ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT ("TOURNAMENT") SO AS TO CHARGE LESSEE RENT BASED ON THE NUMBER OF DAYS THE PARK IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR LESSEE'S EXCLUSIVE USE IN CONDUCTING THE TOURNAMENT RATHER THAN THE CURRENT FIXED ANNUAL RENT, THUS MAKING LESSEE'S RENT STRUCTURE CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF OTHER TOURNAMENTS; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 3/17/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 06, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 07, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Holt, Jones, ( 7 )

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4. 2009-262 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $420,000; $120,000 FROM CLASS III MITIGATION - TRANSFER FROM RETAINED EARNINGS - OLD KINGS ROAD FOR REFURBISHING THE ATHLETIC FIELDS, INSTALLING A BATTING CAGE AND GRILLS, AND PURCHASING LAND TO INCREASE PARKING FOR SCOTT PARK LOCATED AT 2745 HAMILTON CIRCLE, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, COUNCIL DISTRICT 10; $300,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CONCESSION STAND / RESTROOM BUILDING FOR SINGLETON PARK LOCATED AT 7000 RICHARDSON ROAD IN DISCTRICT 10; AMENDING THE 2008-2013 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2008-555-E, FOR THE PROJECTS ENTITLED "SCOTT PARK FIELDS / AMENITIES" AND "SINGLETON CONCESSIONS/RESTROOMS"; REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; PROVIDING FOR REVERTER LANGUAGE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.; 3/17/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 06, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 07, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Crescimbeni, Graham, Holt, Jones, ( 7 )

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2ND READINGS

 

5. 2009-271 A RESOLUTION MAKING FINDINGS; DESIGNATING AS A BROWNFIELD AREA CERTAIN DEVELOPABLE AREAS (APPROXIMATELY 45.7 ACRES OWNED BY IMESON CONSOLIDATED SERVICES, LLC, HEREIN "ICS") AT IMESON INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARK, WHICH AREAS ARE CONTIGUOUS TO THE IMESON INDUSTRIAL PARK BROWNFIELD AREA DESIGNATED BY RESOLUTION 2004-1386-A; LIMITATION OF CITY LIABILITY; NOTIFICATION TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; RECOMMENDATION OF BROWNFIELD BONUS FOR ICS PROJECT WITH WAIVER OF LOCAL MATCH; OVERSIGHT BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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6. 2009-275 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 (THE ARLINGTON MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PORTFOLIO), SERIES 2009, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $27,500,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, AND EQUIPPING OF EIGHT MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS "THE ARLINGTON MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PORTFOLIO PROJECT" AND EACH BEING COMMONLY REFERRED AS THE FOLLOWING: "COLONY APARTMENTS," "FOREST PARK APARTMENTS," GEORGETOWN APARTMENTS," "GREENBRIAR APARTMENTS," "MATANZAS APARTMENTS," "MONTEREY MANOR APARTMENTS, "SWEETBRIAR I AND II APARTMENTS,' AND "VILLA CAPRI I AND II APARTMENTS"; DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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7. 2009-276 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 (BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS), SERIES 2009, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $33,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPPING OF A MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO BE KNOWN AS "BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS;" DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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8. 2009-277 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE JACKSONVILLE/DUVAL COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2009-2010, 2010-2011 AND 2011-2012 (THE "NEW PLAN"); PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF THE NEW PLAN TO THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION FOR ITS APPROVAL; AUTHORIZING ANY FURTHER ACTION AND NON-SUBSTANTIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE NEW PLAN NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL OF THE NEW PLAN FROM THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED UNDER THE JACKSONVILLE/DUVAL COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2006-2007, 2007-2008 AND 2008-2009; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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9. 2009-279 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $50,000 ($25,000 FROM COUNCIL DISTRICT 13 CAPITAL PROJECTS AND $25,000 FROM DISABLED SERVICES) FOR TURF REPLACEMENT AT DEERWOOD ROTARY PARK; PROVIDING PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING FOR DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES OVERSIGHT; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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10. 2009-281 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $120,000 FROM JEA TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE LABORATORY PORTION OF THE RIVER ACCORD MONITORING FOR WATER QUALITY RESTORATION IN THE LOWER ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN, SUCH FUNDING TO BE PROVIDED BY JEA ON A COST REIMBURSEMENT BASIS AND TO BE USED TO CREATE LABORATORY CAPABILITY TO PERFORM FECAL COLIFORM ANALYSES OF IMPAIRED WATER BODIES WITHIN DUVAL COUNTY, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 09-098; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A SUBCONTRACT BETWEEN JEA AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL & COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DIVISION AND OTHER DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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11. 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.

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12. 2009-305 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $25,000 FROM THE COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 ETR BOND FUNDS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN FUNDING FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF A PLAYSCAPE FOR VENETIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND LOCATED AT 4300 TIMUQUANA ROAD IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 14; 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 A PROCUREMENT DIRECTIVE; PROVIDING FOR DEPARTMENTAL OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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