CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                        117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

            DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                                                 4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL

   OFFICE (904) 630-1452                                                                                                                                                          JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA  32202

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March 1, 2010

5:00 PM


Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

March 1, 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 Bishop (Vice Chair) and Webb

Peggy Sidman and Dylan Reingold – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and John Jones – Public Works Department; Kevin Stork – Administration and Finance Department; Maxine Person – Sheriff’s Office; Celeste Hicks, Dianne Smith Alison Miller, Scott Wilson and Sarah Lane – ECAs; Sharonda Davis – Legislative Services Division; Jeff Clements – City Council Research; Mike Sharkey – Financial News and Daily Record; Martha Shirko


Meeting Convened:  1:30 p.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 1 item to be withdrawn, 7 items to be deferred, 25 items ready for action and 14 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


Council Member Davis will be present to discuss Ordinances 2010-39 and -40 (fair share assessment agreements with Harmony Farms of Jacksonville and Olsen Farms LLC, respectively) for construction of Parramore road near the intersection of I-295 and Collins Road.  The Auditor’s Office has attached several pages of explanatory documents to the agenda.


Ms. Sidman announced that amendments will be offered to all of the ordinances appropriating fair share dollars to Better Jacksonville Plan road projects (2010-75 through 2010-91) to remove the CIP page attachments; some of the bills also have other amendments.  Ms. Billy explained how the removal of the CIP amendments will keep all of the project total budget allocations the same, but will substitute fair share sector funds for BJP funds to overcome funding shortfalls.  If and when BJP funds are collected in excess of the budgets for each of the projects, future legislation will be needed to shift that excess funding to other BJP uses.


Meeting Adjourned:  1:35 p.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research


Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda