OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

RULES COMMITTEE MINUTES

April 19, 2010

10:00 a.m.

 

Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street

 

 

 

Attendance: Committee Chair Art Shad; Committee Members Jack Webb, William Bishop; Michael Corrigan (excused), John Crescimbeni, Denise Lee (arrived 10:07 a.m.), and Clay Yarborough; Council Members Don Redman, Warren Jones, Stephen Joost, and Ray Holt; Heather Norsworthy and Kirk Sherman, Office of Council Auditor; Peggy Sidman and Steve Rohan, Office of General Counsel; Philip Zamarron and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor; Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections

 

The Committee Chair, Art Shad, called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m., and the committee took the following actions:

 

1. 2009-197

RESO Expressing Council's Displeasure of JEA Considering Closing JEA Satellite Customer Care Ctrs; Request JEA Conduct Survey of Satellite Customers & Compile Survey Report & Make Recommendations to JEA Bd & City Council; Direct Distribution of Reso. (Sidman) (C/M Lee)

 

1. 2/24/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

3/2/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 3/2/2009 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

3/3/2009 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/10/2009 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

2. 2009-198

RESO Encouraging JEA to keep open the Satellite Customer Care Ctrs; Expressing Concern with JEA Proposed Transaction Surcharge; Directing Distribution of Reso. (Reingold) (C/M Gaffney)

 

1. 2/24/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

3/2/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 3/2/2009 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

3/3/2009 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/10/2009 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 


 

3. 2009-549

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 116 (Employees & Employee Benefits), Create new Sec 116.901 (Asst Mgmt Improvement Officers); AMIOs to be Apptd by Mayor & Confirmed by Council; Limit Number to 20; Addressing Qualifications, Job Descriptions, Salary Ranges; Create Reporting Requirement; Protect Existing Employees. (Rohan) (C/M Johnson & Webb)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/11/09

 

1. 7/28/2009 CO Introduced: R,F

 

8/3/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 8/3/2009 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/11/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

4. 2009-895

ORD Amend Council Rules 3.601 (Public Hearings: Council) & 3.603 (Comments from the Public) to allow Speakers to Transfer time; Amend Rule 4.301 (Regular Order of Business) to add Addnl Period of Public Comment at end of City Council Mtg. (Sidman) (C/M Lee, Johnson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/08/09

 

1. 11/24/2009 CO Introduced: R

 

11/30/2009 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/8/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

SUBSTITUTE/APPROVE 6-0

Substitute removes transfer of time during public comments; removes transfer of time during public hearings at committee, allows transfer of time during public hearings at Council for up to 12 minutes, retains as in the original bill the second period of public comment at the end of the meeting

 

5. 2009-940

ORD Granting an Exemption for Gerdau Ameristeel from Pymt of the Public Svc Tax for 5-Yr Period. (Rohan) (C/M Holt)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/12/10

 

1. 12/8/2009 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

1/4/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer; 1/4/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

1/5/2010 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/12/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, RCD

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 5-0

 

6. 2010-129

RESO Conf Appt of Leslie Goller as Member of Duval County Election Adv Panel, Replacing Lawrence Jefferson for 1st Full Term exp 4/16/13. (Sidman) (Req of Supv of Elections)

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

2/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/23/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5-0

 


 

7. 2010-135

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 15 (Jax Sunshine Law Compliance Act), Ord Code, to Clarify Applicability & Duties & Responsibilities of Compliance, & Eliminate Redundancies & Inefficiencies. (Rohan) (C/M Lee)

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

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

2/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/23/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

SUBSTITUTE/APPROVE 6-0

Substitute clarifies application of Chapter 15, provides for copy to Council President of other meeting locations requested and approved, provides that annual training for Council members and Executive Council Assistants will be in one training class, still requires the Office of Council Auditor to perform an annual review

 

8. 2010-172

ORD-MC Amend Sec 50.107 (Boards & Commissions Subject to Certain Laws), Ord Code & Sec 502.1208 (Governmt in Sunshine) to Recognize the Application of Exceptions to the Sunshine Law to the Council & Boards & Commissions, as Provided by Sec 112.324, F.S. (Rohan) (Req of Jax Ethics Comm)

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

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

3/1/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/9/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

9. 2010-193

RESO Conf Appt of Parvez Ahmed to Jax Human Rights Comm, Replacing Edward L Johnson for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 3/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

3/15/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/23/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

4/5/2010 R Approve 4-0

 

3. 4/13/2010 CO REREFERRED; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 4-1 (Yarborough)

 

10. 2010-194

RESO Conf Appt of Susan Harthill to Jax Human Rights Comm, Replacing Nathaniel Scott, Jr, for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 3/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

3/15/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/23/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

11. 2010-196

RESO Conf Appt of Jennifer A Mansfield to Jax Historic Preservation Comm, Replacing Mitchel Weiss, for 1st Full Term exp 3/4/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 3/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

3/15/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/23/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5-0

12. 2010-207

RESO Supporting an Elect School Bd, Opposing any 2009-2010 Charter Revision Comm Recommendation to Alter the Manner of Selecting the Board Members. (Sidman) (C/M Shad, Crescimbeni, Yarborough, Johnson, Jones)

 

1. 3/9/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

3/15/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/23/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

13. 2010-211

RESO Apv Supv of Elections 10 Early Voting Sites for 2010 Primary Election & Gen Election; Identifying Locations, Dates & Times for Early Voting. (Rohan) (Req of Supv of Elections)

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

14. 2010-218

ORD Granting Exception to Requiremt in Sec 106.108(b), Ord Code, that Annual Funding for City's Pension Plan be Based upon Annual Actuarial Reports so as to Continue the Pension Contribution Rate for FY 2010, as Estab in Ord 2009-512-E, into FY 2011; Requiring 2/3 Vote for Adoption Pursuant to Sec 106.108(d). (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/13/10

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,F

 

4/5/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

15. 2010-219

ORD Auth an Economic Dev Agreemt bet City, JEDC & Lender Processing Services, Inc to Expand its Technology Platforms & System, Data & Analytics Div & Loan Transaction Svcs Div in Jax; Recommend Apvl by Fla Ofc of Tourism, Trade & Economic Dev as a QTI Business; Committing Support of $595,000 as Local Support under QTI Tax Refund Prog, with State Match of $2,380,000, a Total of $2,975,000 for 350 Jobs; Designate Oversight by JEDC; Timeline for Execution of Agreemt by Developer; Waive Portion of Public Investmt Policy Adopted by Reso 2006-119-A that Requires $10,000,000 in New Private Capital Investmt & Hiring 10% of New Employees from Within the Enterprise Zone for Proposed Proj. (Rowland) (Req of JEDC)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/13/10

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

4/5/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

4/6/2010 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, RCD

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 4-1 (Yarborough)

Amendment attaches revised agreement, changes amount, and makes average salary information applicable as determined by the State, removing reference to effective date

 


 

16. 2010-226

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming Portion of 7th St W, an Opened & Improved R/W bet Powhattan & Hiram Sts, at Req of Edward Waters College, Subject to Reservation of Easemt over closed R/W for Ingress & Egress & for all Utilities; Waive Processing Fee of Sec 123.102(b)(2)(i), Ord Code, Because of Applicant's Work in Concert with CDBG Proj of the Housing & Neighborhoods Dept, Community Dev Div & for Improvemt of Pedestrian Safety. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH Pursuant to Sec. 336.10, F.S. - 4/20/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/13/10

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

4/5/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

4/6/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

17. 2010-227

ORD Conf Appt of Dayatra M Coles as Chief of the Housing Svcs Div of Housing & Neighborhoods Dept; Waive Sec 55.202, Ord Code, that the Chief of said Div have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher from an Accredited College or University. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/13/10

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

18. 2010-230

RESO Conf Appt of Diidri N Wells to the Jax Human Rights Comm, Replacing Christopher C Hazelip for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

19. 2010-231

RESO Conf Reappt of Joseph F Thompson, AIA as an Architect Rep to the Historic Preservation Comm for 2nd Full Term exp 3/4/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 


 

20. 2010-233

ORD Apv Fair Share Assessment with Atlantic North Land Trust for "Villages of Kernan - The Fountains" Proj (CCAS/CRC No. 41345), for 1,360 Single Family Dwelling Units & 385,000 Sq Ft Shopping Ctr Uses on 115 Acres on Atlantic Blvd bet Kernan Blvd & General Doolittle Dr, 10 yr Term & Assessment of $14,680,961 in Fund Sector 2.1, Pursuant to Sec 163.3180 (11) & 163.3180 (16), F.S. & Chapt 655, Ord Code; Waive Provisions of Secs 655.304 & 655.305 re Pymt of Fair Share Assessmt Prior to Issuance of Final Dev Order or Permit & 14 Day Notice Requiremts for Public Hearing; Request Emerg Apv. (Dist 2 - Bishop) (Reingold) (TEU)

TEU PH Pursuant to Chapter 655, Ord Code - 4/6/10,4/20/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/13/10

 

1. 3/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

4/5/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 4/5/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

4/6/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/13/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 5-1 (Crescimbeni)

Amendment corrects square footage and removes emergency language

 

21. 2010-241

ORD Apv Changes in Polling Place Locations in Precincts 04H, 05G, 07W, 08J, 09E, 10, 12G & 03G; Reducing Number of Precincts, Reducing Number of Polling Locations & apv Changes to Boundaries of Adjoining Precincts by Consolidating Precincts 02V & 02E to be 02E, 03C & 03E to be 03E, 07F & 07H to be 07H, 07Z & 07 to be 07, 08Q & 08F to be 08F; to be Effective starting the 8/24/10 Primary Election. (Rohan) (Req of Supv of Elections)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/27/10

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

22. 2010-244

RESO Conf Appt Dr Steven R Wallace, Replacing Edythe Abdullah, to Jax Journey Oversight Comm for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Sidman) (Council President & Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

23. 2010-245

RESO Conf Appt of Wilfredo J. Gonzalez to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing Donna H Hicken, for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

Amendment adds language for appointment to an unexpired term

 

24. 2010-246

RESO Conf Appt of Lonnie Marts to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing James F Bailey, Jr, for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

Amendment adds language for appointment to an unexpired term

 


 

25. 2010-247

RESO Conf Appt of Pamela G Payne to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing William C Warner, for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

26. 2010-248

RESO Conf Appt of Shannon Miller to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing Harry W Schnabel for Unexp Term exp 9/30/10 & 1st Full Term exp 9/30/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

27. 2010-249

RESO Conf Appt of Michael R Munz to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing Cula Jackson for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

(Note: the original vote to Approve 5-1 was cast in error and was immediately reconsidered)

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

28. 2010-250

RESO Recognizing & Honoring Camilla Perkins Thompson on her Outstanding Achievemts as an Historian of Jax Life. (Jackson) (C/M Hyde, Johnson & Brown)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

29. 2010-251

RESO Commemorating Life & Public Svc Career of Joe Forshee, Jr. (Clements) (C/M Lee, Yarborough & Holt)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

30. 2010-252

RESO Recognizing the Month of May 2010 as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in Jacksonville. (Clements) (C/M Johnson & Corrigan)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

31. 2010-270

RESO Conf Appt of Matthew Couloute, Jr to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing Beverly N Jelinek, for Unexp Term exp 9/30/10 & a 1st Full Term exp 9/30/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 5-0

Amendment adds reference to Chapter 96, Ordinance Code

 


 

32. 2010-271

RESO Conf Appt of Carl N Cannon to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing Michael L Huyghue, for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

33. 2010-272

ORD Conf Reappt of Ronald B Salem to the Sports & Entertainmt Bd for a 4th Full Term exp 9/30/10 & a Succeeding 5th Term exp 9/30/14; Waive Provisions of Sec 50.104 (Vacancies; Attendance; Limitations on Terms of Svc) to Allow 4th & 5th Terms. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/27/10

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

Amendment changes number on appointment terms

 

34. 2010-286

ORD Conf Appt of Rick Wilkins to Sports & Entertainmt Bd, Replacing W. Christopher G. Burns for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/13; Provide for Non-Resident of Duval County with Substantial Economic Business & Philanthropic Interests to be Seated on this Bd. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/27/10

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

Amendment corrects Ordinance Code reference

 

35. 2010-287

RESO Conf Appt of Tatiana Radi Salvador to Bd of Library Trustees, Replacing Derek Dewan, for 1st Full Term exp 6/30/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

36. 2010-288

RESO Recognizing & Honoring Captain John "Jack" C Scorby, Jr, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, NAS, Jax. (Campbell) (C/M Corrigan, Yarborough)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

37. 2010-289

RESO Appt Caryn E Carreiro as Member of Jax Waterways Comm, Replacing Stephen R Nichols, for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Welsh) (C/P Clark)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 


 

38. 2010-299

RESO Declaring May 28, 2010 to be Allied Veterans of the World, Inc & Affiliates Day. (Clements) (C/M Brown)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

(Note: the original vote to Approve 6-0 was immediately reconsidered, with deferral being proposed)

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

39. 2010-300

RESO Designating May 21, 2010, as Bike to Work Day in Jax. (Campbell) (C/M Redman)

 

1. 4/13/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:42 a.m.

 

Rick Campbell, Research Assistant

(904) 630-1679

 

Posted 04.20.10

1:00 p.m.