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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2010


Topic:  Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location:  Conference Room A, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,

     Suite 425


In attendance:  Council Members Davis (Chair), Jones, D. Brown, and Bishop

Cindy Laquidara and Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy, Kim Taylor and Sonia Carroll – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Mickey Miller, Kevin Stork and Kent Olson – Administration and Finance Department; Lin White, Bob Williams and Monroe Hazen – Public Works Department; Maxine Person and Bill Clement – Sheriff’s Office;  LaCree Carswell – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Sarah Lane, Sandra Lane, Mina Hosseini, Alison Miller, Suzanne Warren and Connie Holt - ECAs; Jessica Stephens – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; David Chapman – Financial News and Daily Record; Bill Brinton, Doyle Carter, John O’Neil – Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association


Meeting Convened:  9:36 a.m.


Chairman Davis thanked the Council Auditor, his staff, and all the City staff for their hard work and cooperation in making his abbreviated term as Finance Committee chair a pleasant experience.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 6 items to be deferred, 16 items ready for action (1 as an emergency), and 10 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


  • 2010-675 (ordinance supporting efforts to bring the U.S.S. Adams to Jacksonville as a historic ship museum) will be taken up first.  Council Member Jones requested deferral so that he can meet with the Office of General Counsel and JEDC to obtain further information and clarification of certain details.  Council Member Bishop opposed deferral.
  • 2010-741 (declaring a fireboat surplus) is requested for emergency action today.  The boat has already been surplused and authorized for sale; this bill would place the proceeds of the sale, scheduled for today, into a reserve fund for future use by the Fire and Rescue Department.
  • There is an administrative request by the Sheriff’s Office for a change to the description of a JSO project in the loan pool, which can be acted upon by the committee on a voice vote.


Chairman Daniels stated that there are several final budget details to be handled.  The Council Auditor will present a list of 5 or 6 items for action.


Meeting Adjourned:  9:37 a.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research

                 9.21.10   Posted 4:00 p.m

Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda