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COMMITTEE AGENDA

 

 

Monday March 1, 2010 10:00 A.M.

Tape No.________________________

 

 

Council Chambers 1st Floor, City Hall

Dana Farris, Chief of Legislative Services

 

 

Art Shad, Chair

Legislative Aide: Philip Zamarron

Jack Webb, Vice Chair

Attorney: Steve Rohan

William Bishop

Auditor: Heather Norsworthy & Kirk Sherman

Michael Corrigan

Research Asst: Rick Campbell

John Crescimbeni

Administration: Sherry Hall

E. Denise Lee Arr 10:20

 

Clay Yarborough

 

 

Meeting Convened 10:02 A.M. Meeting Adjourned 11:50 A.M.

 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

 


Attendance:

 

C/M Don Redman (2010-38)

Scott Shine (2010-127)

M.G. Orender (2010-132)

Leslie Goller (2010-129)

Carla Miller, Ethics Officer (2010-135)

Annette Hastings, TDC (2010-132)

Martha Shirko (2009-895 & 2010-135)

John Nooney (2009-895 & 2010-135)

Joe Adams, Times Union

Dan Scanlan, Times Union

Joe Wilhelm, Daily Record

Chris Sutton, Mayors Ofc

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The next regular meeting will be held March 15, 2010.


 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

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

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

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

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

6. 2010-38

ORD Setting a Public Straw Ballot Vote Referendum to Determine if Electors of City Favor Amend City Charter to (1) Change Election Dates for Mayor, City Council, Sheriff, Supv of Elections, Propty Appraiser & Tax Collector from Spring Cycles to Fall Cycles; (2) Have those Fall Cycles with Governor's Race rather than Fall of Odd Yrs & (3) Provide for Increased or Decreased Terms of Elected Officials to Facilitate Changed Election Dates; Direct Supv of Elections to place Referendum Questions on 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election Ballot on 8/24/10. (Rohan) (C/M Redman)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/9/10

 

1. 1/26/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

2/1/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 1-6 (Failed) (Yarborough)

 

 

 

 

7. 2010-125

ORD Approp $96,958 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund for Landscape Improvemts along Avenue B bet RR Tracks & Moncrief Rd; Moncrief Rd bet US 1 & Avenue B; & 45th St bet US 1 & Ave B; Provide Procuremt Directive; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Sidman) (C/M Brown)

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

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,TEU

 

2/16/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer; 2/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer 2/17/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

8. 2010-126

ORD-MC Amend Sec 95.102 (Intent of Council), Ord Code, to Remove Ref to Repealed Sec 373.191, F.S. (Sidman) (C/M Bishop & Brown)

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

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: R,RCD,JWW

 

2/11/2010 JWW Amend/Approve 10-0

 

2/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer 2/17/2010 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE 7-0 (Clarify JWW Sec Amended; Add Language JWW will work w/State & U.S. Wildlife Groups

 

9. 2010-127

RESO Appt F. Scott Shine as Member of Jax Waterways Comm, Replacing Susan Grandin as a Gen Public Rep, for 1st Term exp 12/31/12. (Welsh) (C/P Clark)

 

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 6-0

 

 

 

 

 

10. 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

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

 

11. 2010-132

RESO Appt M.G. Orender as Member of Duval County Tourist Dev Council, Replacing James Ewing as a Tourist Industry Rep for a Term exp 6/30/12. (Welsh) (C/P Clark)

 

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 6-0

 

 

 

 

 

12. 2010-133

ORD Conf Appt of Valerie Hendriex to Planning Comm, Planning Dist 1, Replacing Wayne E Johnson, II, for Partial Term exp 10/1/11; Waive Sec 30.102, Ord Code, Requiring Commissioner Reside or Own a Business in the Urban Core. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

WITHDRAW 7-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. 2010-134

ORD Amend Ord 2009-893-E, to Correct Scrivener's Error to Clarify that Terms of Ofc of Mayor, Council Members, Sheriff, Supv of Elections, Propty Appraiser & Tax Collector will be Extended by 6 Months refers to the 2007 Term, Not the 2011 Term, if the Impending Public Referendum is Approved. (Rohan) (C/M Webb)

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

 

APPROVE 7-0

 

 

 

 

14. 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

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

15. 2010-136

RESO Reappt Penelope "Penny" Steeple Thompson as Member of Jax Waterways Comm, as a General Public Rep, for 2nd Term exp 12/31/13. (Welsh) (C/P Clark & C/M Brown)

 

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

 

 

 

16. 2010-138

ORD Approp $249,500 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund ($225,000 to Davey Tree Co for Tree Planting & Irrigation Installation & $24,500 for Landscape Design) at Jax Arboretum & Gardens at 1445 Millcoe Rd; Invoke Exception of 126.107(g), Ord Code, to Direct Contract with Davey Tree Co; Amend Ord 2009-513-E (CIP) to Auth Proj; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Sidman) (C/M Yarborough)

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

 

1. 2/9/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD

 

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

 

2/17/2010 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

17. 2010-152

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of Normeds Rd & Declaring it Surplus at Req of Engineering Div of Public Works Dept; Auth Conveyance to Abutting Propty Owners, Barry S & Patricia A Vaughn in Exchange for Portion of R/W Conveyed by Vaughns to City for Constrn of Cul-de-Sac at end of Normeds Rd to Improve Emerg Vehicle Access & Stormwater Drainage; Waive Sec 122.422 (Sale of Propty thru Real Estate Div; Investigation of Need; Council Action), Ord Code, to allow said Exchange. (Dist 6 - Webb) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH per Sec 336.10, F.S.- 3/16/10

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

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,TEU

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

18. 2010-154

RESO Appt Christopher Collier Dostie as Member of Industrial Technical Adv Comm as a Residential Builder, Replacing Brock Mikosky, for Term exp 6/30/11. (Welsh) (C/P Clark)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

19. 2010-155

RESO Conf Appt of Karen E Bowling to JEA, Replacing Cathy B Whatley for 1st Full Term exp 2/28/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

20. 2010-156

RESO Conf Appt of Michele L.A. Rollins to Jax Human Rights Comm, Replacing James B Crooks for 1st Full Term exp 12/31/10. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

AMEND/REREFER 5-0 (Remove reference of Duval Resident & note the partial term)

 

 

 

 

21. 2010-157

RESO Conf Appt of Marc El Hassan to the TRUE Comm, Replacing Pamela V Korn for an Unexp Term exp 6/30/10 & Appt for a 1st Full Term exp 6/30/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

DEFER

 

 

 

 

22. 2010-158

RESO Conf Reappt of John S Bunker to Art in Public Places Comm as a Lay Person Rep of Planning Dist #4 for 2nd Full Term exp 12/31/12. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

23. 2010-159

RESO Conf Reappt of Donald P Hinson to the JTA for 2nd Full Term exp 5/31/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

24. 2010-160

RESO Conf Reappt of Cynthia B Austin to JEA for 2nd Full Term exp 2/28/14. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

25. 2010-161

RESO Conf Reappt of Herschel T Vinyard to JPA for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

26. 2010-162

RESO Conf Reappt of Mai Dinh Keisling to Art in Public Places Comm as a Lay Citizen Rep of Planning Dist #2 for 2nd Full Term exp 12/31/11. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

27. 2010-163

RESO Conf Appt of William C Mason to Jax Children's Comm replacing Michael R Munz in the At-Large Position for 1st Full Term exp 7/15/13. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

28. 2010-164

RESO Recognizing & Commending the Westbrook Branch Library's 50 Yrs of Service to the Paxon/Biltmore Community. (Jackson) (C/M Jones)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

 

29. 2010-165

RESO Commending & Congratulating Alan Mosley for his Long & Distinguished Career with City of Jax upon his Departure for Other Prof Challenges. (Clements) (C/M Fussell)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

30. 2010-166

RESO Honoring & Commending Frances Padgett for her Decades of Svc to City of Jax, Particularly in Arlington Community. (Clements) (C/M Yarborough)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

31. 2010-170

ORD Supplementing Original $450,000 Approp of Ord 2009-362-E; Auth addnl $750,000 & Extension of Retainer Agreemt with Firm of Tanner Bishop as Spec Counsel to assist Gen Counsel in Pending Litigation re Trail Ridge Landfill, Inc Contractual Disputes; Approp $750,000 from Solid Waste Operating Fund Balance Retained Earnings; Auth Funds Carryover to Subsequent Fiscal Yrs. (Rohan) (Req of Gen Counsel)

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

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: F,TEU, R (Added per Rules Chair 2-22-10)

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

 

32. 2010-171

ORD Approp $395,366.72 from Northbank Tax Incremt Dist Fund Balance for Dev of a 210' Long L-Shaped Floating Dock with 60' Long Gangway Attached to Northbank Riverwalk Adjacent to Northern Approach to Fuller Warren Bridge for Use by Boaters to Access the Riverside Arts Market from the St Johns River; Auth Funds Carryover to FY 2010-2011; Amend Ord 2009-513-E (CIP) to auth "Ram Floating Dock" Proj; Waive Provision of Sec 106.106(i), Ord Code, Requiring Unspent Gen Fund Supported Operations to be Recaptured to Gen Fund. (BT 10-095) (McCain) (Req of Mayor, C/M Brown, Clark, Corrigan, Fussell, Holt, Hyde, Jones, Lee, Redman, Shad & Webb)

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

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R,F,RCD,JWW

 

 

Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

33. 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

 

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

 

 

34. 2010-174

ORD Apv Settlemt Agreemt & Complete Release bet City & Jones Lang LaSalle; Auth Counsel to Execute Settlemt Documts. (Sidman) (Req of Gen Counsel)

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

 

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

 

 

Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

35. 2010-175

RESO Recognizing & Commending the Bolles School's Athletic Success for 2008-2009. (Jackson) (C/M Joost, Crescimbeni, Corrigan)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

AMEND/APPROVE 5-0 (Add ref to Baseball State Champs)

 

 

 

 

36. 2010-176

RESO Declaring April 18-24, 2010 as Victims' Rights Week in Jacksonville. (Clements) (C/M Johnson)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

 

37. 2010-177

RESO Declaring April 11-17, 2010 as Children's Week in Jacksonville & April 13th as Parents & Children's Day. (Jackson) (C/M Corrigan)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

 

38. 2010-178

RESO Recognizing & Commending the Women's Giving Alliance for its Philanthropy in Northeast Florida. (Campbell) (C/M Johnson)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

 

39. 2010-179

RESO Commending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' "Day of Service" on April 24, 2010 & Urging Jax Residents to join Effort to "Fill the Banks" with Blood Donations & Food for Those in Need. (Clements) (C/M Hyde)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

 

40. 2010-180

RESO Honoring & Commending Tom Patania for his Outstanding Work at Jacksonville's Youth Crisis Center. (Clements) (C/M Hyde)

 

1. 2/23/2010 CO Introduced: R

 

APPROVE 5-0

 

 

 

NOTE: Other items may be added at the discretion of the Chair.