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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

September 8, 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), Johnson, Davis, and Hyde

Cindy Laquidara and Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Mickey Miller, Kevin Stork and Kent Olson – Administration and Finance Department; Scott Trebatoski and John Page– Animal Care and Protective Services; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Wight Gregor – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Robert Phillips and Justin Gicalone – Supervisor of Elections Office;  Ed Randolph – JEDC; Joe Stelma – Court Administration;  Vince Seibold – Environmental and Compliance Department; Chad Poppell – Central Operations Department; Sarah Lane, Sandra Lane, Dianne Smith and Mina Hosseini, Tiffany Hager, Alison Miller, Scott Wilson - ECAs; Jessica Stephens – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; David Chapman – Financial News and Daily Record; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Nancy Kilgo – JEA; Jim Gilmore and Dylan Rumrel – IGSolution; Penny Thompson – Shands Jacksonville; Brian Kleppner – WeCar TLC Outpatient Clinics; Wyman Duggan; Bill Brinton


Meeting Convened:  9:36 a.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 7 items to be deferred, 23 items ready for action (1 as an emergency), and 14 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


  • A motion to approve 2010-517 (loan restructuring for HELP Center) failed on a 2-2 vote in the RCD Committee yesterday without discussion.  Sherry Hall of the Mayor’s Office requested that the bill be acted upon by Finance and that the Council vote to discharge it from RCD at the Council meeting next week.
  • A motion to approve 2010-612 (appropriating $7.18 million in CDBG funds for FY10-11) failed on a 3-2 vote in the RCD Committee yesterday.
  • 2010-713 (appropriating a $5,000 FIND grant for Coastal Cleanup expenses) is requested for emergency approval by the administration.
  • General Counsel Cindy Laquidara requested withdrawal of 2010-703 (mandating the Property Appraiser to annotate property record cards of properties locate in the ash remediation sites).


Chairman Daniels stated that the budget cleanup actions will follow the conclusion of the regular agenda.  He stated that he has been working on several additional budget items with the Council Auditor and will be presenting those at the meeting.


Meeting Adjourned:  9:45 a.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research

                 9.8.10   Posted 4:00 p.m

Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda