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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February 2, 2010

5:00 PM


Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

February 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 Joost (Chair), Holt, Redman, Fussell, Yarborough and Webb (arr. 1:32)

Peggy Sidman, Cindy Laquidara, Dylan Reingold and Jason Teal – Office of General Counsel; Kirk Sherman, Janice Billy and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Lisa Rinaman and Sherry Hall – Mayor’s Office; Lin White and John Jones – Public Works Department; Wight Greger and James Richardson – Housing and Neighborhoods Department; Kevin Stork and Kent Olsen – Administration and Finance Department; Ron Barton and Jorina Jolly – JEDC; Vince Seibold and Jim Manning – Environmental and Compliance 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; Kevin Meerschaert – WJCT; Jim Gilmore


Meeting Convened:  1:30 p.m.


Assistant Council Auditor Janice Billy reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda, which showed 1 item to be withdrawn, 13 items to be deferred, 26 items ready for action (one requested as an emergency) and 37 items to be read a second time and re-referred.


Ms. Billy noted that the Office of General Counsel requests that Ordinance 2010-46 (stormwater pond agreement with Shands Jacksonville Foundation) be taken up at the beginning of the agenda.  Council Member Fussell also requested that Ordinance 2010-58 (conveying 2 surplus vehicles to the Public Defender’s Office) be taken up early as well.


Ordinance 2010-96 (appropriation of federal justice assistance grant funds) is being requested for emergency action.  A representative of the Recreation and Community Services Department will be present to explain the emergency.  Ordinance 2010-107 (tree remediation grant from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture) is being requested for withdrawal because it is a duplicate of another ordinance.  Ordinance 2010-39 (fair share assessment with Harmony Farms of Jacksonville) is being requested for deferral by Council Member Corrigan.  Ordinance 2010-40 (fair share assessment for Olsen Farms LLC) is being requested for deferral by Council Member Davis.


Deputy General Counsel Jason Teal reported that he will be offering 2 amendments for Ordinance 2010-60 (authorizing access agreements for ash site remediation) – one to make the Director of the Environmental and Compliance Department, not the Mayor, the party to sign on behalf of the City and a second to replace the existing exhibit with a more detailed access agreement specific to DEP sites.


Meeting Adjourned:  1:41 p.m.


Minutes:  Jeff Clements, Council Research


Tapes:      Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials:   Auditor’s marked Finance agenda