RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

April 20,2010

 

JOHNNY GAFFNEY, CHAIR

 

CHERYL L. BROWN, COUNCIL SECRETARY/DIRECTOR

 

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING of the Council of the City of Jacksonville, held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Jacksonville, Florida, April 20,2010. The meeting was called to order at 2:02 P.M. by Committee Chair Johnny Gaffney. The meeting adjourned at 2:20 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Johnny Gaffney, Chair Marilyn Allen, Legislative Aide

CM Reggie Brown, Vice Chair Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Ronnie Fussell Excused Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Daniel Davis John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Shad Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM Glorious Johnson

CM Art Graham Arrived 2:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

Scott Trebatoski, Chief of Animal Control (10-222 & 223)

 

 

 


 

 

1. 2009-940 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING AN EXEMPTION FOR GERDAU AMERISTEEL FROM THE PAYMENT OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE TAX ON ELECTRICITY FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 1/5/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to WITHDRAW.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Johnson, Shad, ( 5 )

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2. 2010-138 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $249,500 FROM TREE PROTECTION AND RELATED EXPENSES TRUST FUND ($225,000 TO DAVEY TREE COMPANY FOR TREE PLANTING AND IRRIGATION INSTALLATION AND $24,500 FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGN) AT THE JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM & GARDENS, LOCATED AT 1445 MILLCOE ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32225; INVOKING THE EXCEPTION OF 126.107(G) ORDINANCE CODE TO DIRECT CONTRACT WITH DAVEY TREE COMPANY; AMENDING THE 2009-2014 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2009-513-E, FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM TREE PLANTING - LAKE PHASE I"; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 2/17/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: March 15, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Johnson, Shad, ( 5 )

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3. 2010-210 A RESOLUTION, UPON AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUE AUTHORIZATION AND THE MAKING OF FINDINGS, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE JACKSONVILLE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF ITS MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS (BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS), SERIES 2010, IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $19,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND EQUIPPING OF A MULTIFAMILY RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, TO BE KNOWN AS "BENNETT CREEK APARTMENTS;" DETERMINING CREDIT NOT BEING PLEDGED; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/6/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Johnson, Shad, ( 5 )

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4. 2010-219 AN ORDINANCE MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS, AND APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ("CITY"), THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION ("JEDC") AND LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES, INC. ("DEVELOPER"), TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF ITS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS AND SYSTEM, DATA AND ANALYTICS DIVISION AND LOAN TRANSACTION SERVICES DIVISION, IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (THE "PROJECT"); RECOMMENDING THAT DEVELOPER BE APPROVED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA'S OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY ("QTI") BUSINESS PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.106, FLORIDA STATUTES; EVIDENCING A COMMITMENT OF CITY SUPPORT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $595,000 AS THE LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT UNDER THE QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY TAX REFUND PROGRAM PAYABLE OVER MULTIPLE YEARS PER GUIDELINES SET BY THE STATE OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH A STATE MATCH OF $2,380,000, FOR A TOTAL CITY AND STATE QTI AMOUNT OF $2,975,000 FOR 350 JOBS; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE MAYOR, CORPORATION SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; AUTHORIZING APPROVAL OF TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JEDC; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JEDC; TIMELINE FOR EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT BY DEVELOPER; WAIVER OF THAT PORTION OF THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT POLICY ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION 2006-119-A WHICH WOULD REQUIRE TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT, AND THE HIRING 10 PERCENT OF NEW EMPLOYEES FROM WITHIN THE ENTERPRISE ZONE, FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/6/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Graham, Shad, ( 5 )

 

NAYS - Johnson, ( 1 )

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5. 2010-222 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE ACTIONS OF THE CHIEF OF ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN APPLYING FOR, AND ACCEPTING, PRIVATE GRANT FUNDS TO BE AWARDED BY PETSMART CHARITIES; APPROPRIATING $6,200 IN PRIVATE GRANT FUNDS AWARDED BY PETSMART CHARITIES TO FUND THE CARE AND MEDICAL EXPENSES OF 62 ANIMALS RESCUED BY ANIMAL CARE & PROTECTIVE SERVICES FROM A PUPPY MILL/CATTERY, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-093; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/6/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Graham, Johnson, Shad, ( 5 )

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6. 2010-223 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND RATIFYING THE ACTIONS OF THE CHIEF OF ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN APPLYING FOR, AND ACCEPTING, PRIVATE GRANT FUNDS TO BE AWARDED BY FLORIDA ANIMAL FRIEND, INC.; APPROPRIATING $20,000 IN PRIVATE GRANT FUNDS AWARDED BY FLORIDA ANIMAL FRIEND, INC. TO FUND THE STERILIZATION OF PIT BULLDOGS IN ZIP CODE 32254, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-094; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 4/6/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 19, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: April 20, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Brown, Davis, Gaffney, Graham, Johnson, Shad, ( 6 )

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2ND READINGS

 

7. 2010-243 APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, THAT CERTAIN SOVEREIGNTY SUBMERGED LANDS FEE WAIVED LEASE (BOT. NO. 160344942) BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR OPERATION OF A 1-SLIP DOCKING FACILITY TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MOORING OF A TOUR VESSEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN UPLAND PUBLIC RIVER TAXI SERVICE, WITHOUT FUELING FACILITIES, IN FORT GEORGE INLET; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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8. 2010-280 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $25,000 FROM THE FACILITIES MITIGATION - CLASS I FOR "BALDWIN TO THE BEACHES BIKE RIDE" CELEBRATION TO TAKE PLACE JULY 3RD 2010 AT BALDWIN TOWN CENTER LOCATED AT 850 CENTER ST, BALDWIN, FL 32234; PROVIDING FOR OVERSIGHT BY THE RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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9. 2010-285 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING A NOTE AND MORTGAGE MODIFICATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, VCP-ROOSEVELT BUILDING, LTD., AND VCP-ROOSEVELT GARAGE, LLC FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUSPENDING THE MONTHLY PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS DUE TO THE CITY UNDER THE LOAN FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS BEGINNING AS OF MARCH 1, 2010, AND PROVIDING FOR INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS DURING THAT THREE YEAR PERIOD AT THE REGULAR LOAN INTEREST RATE OF 1.4% PER ANNUM WITHOUT ANY EXTENSION OF THE OVERALL LOAN PERIOD, THE ORIGINAL LOAN HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE 2001-795E; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING A NOTE AND MORTGAGE MODIFICATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND VCP-LYNCH BUILDING, LTD. FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUSPENDING THE MONTHLY PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS DUE TO THE CITY UNDER THE LOAN FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS BEGINNING AS OF MARCH 1, 2010, AND PROVIDING FOR INTEREST ONLY PAYMENTS DURING THAT THREE YEAR PERIOD AT THE REGULAR INTEREST RATE OF 1.525% PER ANNUM WITHOUT ANY EXTENSION OF THE OVERALL LOAN PERIOD, THE ORIGINAL LOAN HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY ORDINANCE 2000-1079-E; REQUIRING AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND CONSENT OF GUARANTOR THE VESTCOR COMPANIES, INC. FOR EACH OF THE FOREGOING LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENTS AS A CONDITION OF CLOSING, TOGETHER WITH SUCH OTHER CLOSING DOCUMENTS AND TECHNICAL CHANGES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE GENERAL COUNSEL, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PROVIDED THAT THE CITY'S COSTS ARE NOT INCREASED; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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