OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

CHERYL L. BROWN 117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

DIRECTOR 4TH FLOOR, CITY HALL

OFFICE (904) 630-1452 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32202

FAX (904) 630-2906

E-MAIL: CLBROWN@coj.net

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

Monday, March 01, 2010

Tape No.________________________

4:00 PM

 

Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall

Dana Farris,

Chief of Legislative Services

 

 

 

 

E. Denise Lee, Chair

Legislative Assistant: Jessica Stephens

Clay Yarborough, Vice Chair

Asst. Council Auditor: Janice Billy

Reggie Brown

Attorney: Steve Rohan

John Crescimbeni

Administration: Lisa Rinaman

Michael Corrigan

Chief of Research: Jeff Clements

Kevin Hyde (Excused)

 

Stephen Joost (Excused)

 

 

 

Meeting Convened 4:04 PM Meeting Adjourned 4:57 PM

 

 

Attendance:

 

Maxine Person, 2010-119

 

Presentations:

 

Sean Kelly & Kim Scott Roadside Peddling

 

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1. 2009-877

ORD Approp $210,000 ($168,000 Homeland Security & FEMA Grant - Assist to Firefighters - Fire Prevention & Safety, $42,000 Rsv for Fed Progs) to Purchase Communications Equipmt for Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau & St Johns Counties. (BT 10-026) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/24/09

 

1. 11/10/2009 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

11/16/2009 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 11/16/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 11/24/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, PHS

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

F: Defer

 

DEFER

 

 

 

2. 2010-119

ORD Approp $128,516 from Fed Forfeitures Trust Fund to Purchase, Install & Training for an In-Car Digital Video Recording System (Arbitrator MK2.0 Syst) to Record Video & Audio Within & In Front of Vehicle & Read License Plates from a Significant Distance; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2010-2011. (BT 10-085) (McCain) (Req of Sheriff)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/23/10

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

2/16/2010 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 2/16/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/23/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, PHS

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

F: Amend/Approve

 

 

 

AMEND(F)/APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

3. 2010-120

ORD De-authorizing Approp of $228,573, No Local Match, re Acquisition of 2 Vehicles with var Equipmt for DUI Enforcemt, Prev Auth by T.D. 09-017, after U.S. DOT Failed to Execute Final Award Docs. (BT 10-086) (McCain) (Req of Sheriff)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/23/10

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

2/16/2010 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer; 2/16/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/23/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, PHS

 

F: Approve

 

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

4. 2010-142

ORD Approp $4,305.60 from Public Defender Recording Fees Technology Trust Fund for Installation of a Frame Relay (T-1) at Juvenile Detention Ctr & for 1st Yrs Line Charge Svc for Video Conferencing Equipmt. (BT 10-087) (McCain) (Req of Public Defender)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/9/10

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS,TEU

 

F: Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

5. 2010-144

ORD Transferring $89,974.40 in Grant Funds for Domestic Violence, Prev Approp by Ord 2009-311-E & Erroneously Applied to var Salary, Benefit & Travel Accts, to the Subsidies & Contributions to Private Organizations Acct; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2010-2011; Designate Oversight by Rec & Community Svcs Dept thru State Atty's Ofc. (BT 10-089) (McCain) (Req of State Atty's Ofc)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/9/10

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

F: Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

6. 2010-145

ORD Approp $95,150 from Handicapped Parking Fines Trust Fund to the Military Affairs, Veterans & Disabled Svcs Div for ongoing Misc & Emerg Client Assist to Persons with Disabilities; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2010-2011; Requiring Report to Council Auditors. (BT 10-090) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/9/10

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

Fact Sheet

F: Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

7. 2010-146

ORD-MC Amend Sec 37.101 (Sheriff's Powers & Duties), Ord Code, to add new Subsec (m) to auth Sheriff to Enter into Cooperative Law Enforcemt Interagcy Agreemts with Fed, State, Dist & other Local Agcys to Promote Health & Gen Welfare of Persons in Jax, Fla, without Further Council Auth, Provided that Agreemts (1) Don't require City Funding; (2) Don't require City to Indemnify or Hold Harmless a 3rd Party; (3) Are Reviewed by Gen Counsel; (4) Contain, near Signature Block, Ref to this Subsec as Authority for Sheriff to Make & Execute Same & (5) Sheriff Maintains a Depository, Log & Record of said Agreemts. (Rohan) (Req of Sheriff)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/9/10

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

F: Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

8. 2010-169

ORD Apv Increase in Fire & Rescue Dept Vehicle Inventory Cap from 335 to 337. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/9/10

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,PHS

 

Fact Sheet

F: Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

At the conclusion of the agenda the committee heard presentations from Sean Kelly of the Planning and Development Department and Kim Scott of the Environmental and Compliance Department regarding enforcement of codes in connection with roadside peddlers, sidewalk vendors and operation of unlicensed businesses on both public rights-of-way and private properties. Mr. Kelly and Ms. Scott described how the enforcement process and the severity of potential fines varies significantly depending on what particular ordinance is being violated, which City department is responsible for enforcement of that ordinance, and whether the violation is an immediate hazard to public health and safety or could cause irrevocable damage that merits an immediate response. In anything less than the most serious public safety situations, enforcement takes the form of a warning citation and at least 2 weeks for the owner to correct the violation before a paying citation is issued. The problems caused by absentee landlords and property owners who neglect or refuse to control unlicensed uses operating on their properties was discussed.

 

The committee discussed the need to find better mechanisms to unify and simplify investigation and enforcement and to shorten the time period for taking substantive action against clear violations. Deputy General Counsel Steve Rohan was asked to draft new code language to attempt to deal with the various problems identified by the committee. Mr. Rohan hopes to have a draft ready for discussion at the first PHS Committee meeting in April.

 

Council Member Crescimbeni asked for information on how fire station nicknames are adopted and whether or not there is a formal process to approve the placement of fire station nicknames and logos on City-owned buildings and equipment. Fire and Rescue Department Director Dan Kleman will be asked to attend the next committee meeting to discuss the issue.

 

Jeff Clements, City Council Research

630-1405

 

Posted 3.2.10

11:00 a.m.

 

 

c.c. cityc@coj.net