CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                        117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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May 18, 2010

5:00 PM


Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

May 17, 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 Joost (Chair), Redman, Holt, Bishop, Webb (dep. 1:37), Yarborough and Corrigan

Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall and Lisa Rinaman – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and Bob Williams – Public Works Department; Mickey Miller and Kevin Stork – Administration and Finance Department; Paul Crasford and Joe Whitaker – JEDC; Wight Greger and Kenny Logsdon – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Nathan Rezeau – Recreation and Community Services Department; Maxine Person – Sheriff’s Office; Celeste Hicks and Dianne Smith – ECAs; Sharonda Davis – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mike Sharkey – Financial News and Daily Record; Mark McCahill - Xorail



Meeting Convened:  1:30 p.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 6 items to be deferred, 18 items ready for action and 12 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


With regard to 2010-153 (write-off from inventory of missing, stolen or misplaced City tangible personal property) there was brief discussion of whether there should be a threshold value below which items could be written off administratively without need of Council legislation.


On 2010-218 (waiver of required annual pension actuarial study) Ms. Billy noted the Auditor’s Office concerns attached to the agenda as page 13.  The Chair noted that the Fraternal Order of Police had delivered to his office that morning a copy of a 2005 memorandum from the Office of General Counsel regarding a then-pending correctional officers pension bill which the FOP interprets to mean that the Council may not take action on this current bill because pension terms are a subject of collective bargaining.  Deputy Managing General Counsel Steve Rohan will advise the committee at the meeting about whether this is a proper subject for action.  Council Member Webb stated that he would be leaving the committee meeting at 3:00 p.m. and requested that the Chair take up this bill early in the meeting so he can participate in the discussion.


With respect to 2010-330 (appropriation for Jacksonville Landing parking), Council Member Corrigan asked if the 8 hand written amendments on the Auditor’s marked agenda have been reviewed and approved by the Landing ownership.  He was informed that they had not.  Mr. Corrigan and Mr. Bishop stated that they would have floor amendments to offer in committee.


Meeting Adjourned:  1:40 p.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research


Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda