RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

January 05,2010

 

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, January 05,2010. The meeting was called to order at 2:00 P.M. by Committee Chair Johnny Gaffney. The meeting adjourned at 2:05 P.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

 

CM Johnny Gaffney, Chair Marilyn Allen, Legislative Aide

CM Reggie Brown, Vice Chair Arrived 2:04 Janice Billy, Asst. Council Auditor

CM Ronnie Fussell Peggy Sidman, General Counsel

CM Daniel Davis John Jackson, Research Asst.

CM Art Graham Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM Art Shad

CM Glorious Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

 

 

 


1. 2009-891 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING IN PART, ORDINANCE 2008-0006-E APPROPRIATING THE ADDITIONAL SUM OF $350,000.00, FROM THE NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND ("FUND") AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-035 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN FUNDING TO THIRD AND MAIN, LLC, SUCCESSOR BY NAME CHANGE TO THE LOFTS ON MAIN, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("COMPANY"), TO FUND DEVELOPMENT COST OVERRUNS DUE TO ENHANCED TENANT BUILD-OUT REQUIREMENTS AND UNANTICIPATED COSTS INCURRED BY THE COMPANY RESULTING FROM A FIRE CASUALTY LOSS WHICH DAMAGED THE PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED AT THIRD AND MAIN STREETS IN THE FUND AREA; PROVIDING FOR THE CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT DATED MARCH 25, 2008, AND A MORTGAGE MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION AGREEMENT TO EVIDENCE THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN COMPANY AND CITY TO INCREASE THE LOAN AMOUNT BY $350,000.00 AND TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE MORTGAGE EVIDENCING THE LOAN TO MAY 1, 2015; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND LOAN DOCUMENTS TO CORRECT TECHNICAL ERRORS ("TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS"); PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 11/17/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: November 30, 2009

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: January 04, 2010

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: January 05, 2010

 

Recommend to SUBSTITUTE and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

 

NAYS - Johnson, ( 1 )

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2. 2009-898 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $100,000 FROM THE RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CAPITAL PROJECTS - OTHER CONSTRUCTION COSTS ACCOUNT TO PROVIDE FUNDING TO COUPLES FOR CHRIST, INC. ("LICENSEE") FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SUNNY ACRES COMMUNITY CENTER ("CENTER") AT 2850 WOMPI DRIVE, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-033; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND LICENSEE UNDER WHICH LICENSEE WILL ASSUME OPERATION OF THE CENTER FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY AND MAINTAINING ACCESS TO THE CENTER BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC, SAID LICENSE AGREEMENT BEING FOR A TERM OF 10 YEARS WITH THREE (3) FIVE (5) YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS, AT $1.00 PER YEAR; APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A FUNDING ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND LICENSEE; AMENDING THE 2009-2014 FIVE YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY

ORDINANCE 2009-513-E TO REALLOCATE FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "SUNNY ACRES COMMUNITY CENTER"; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 12/1/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 


REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: January 04, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: January 05, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Johnson, Meserve, Shad, ( 6 )

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3. 2009-908 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS (NORTH FLORIDA SHIPYARDS, INC. PROJECT) BY THE JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,000,000 TO PROVIDE ALL OR A PART OF THE FUNDS TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF A CAPITAL PROJECT COMPRISING AN "INDUSTRIAL PLANT" AND A "COMMERCIAL PROJECT IN AN ENTERPRISE ZONE" TO BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY NORTH FLORIDA SHIPYARDS, INC.; PROVIDING THAT SAID BONDS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A DEBT, LIABILITY OR OBLIGATION OF THE CITY, THE COMMISSION, THE STATE OF FLORIDA OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF, OR A CHARGE AGAINST THE CITY'S GENERAL CREDIT OR TAXING POWERS BUT SHALL BE PAYABLE SOLELY FROM THE REVENUES HEREIN PROVIDED; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF NOT EXCEEDING $4,000,000 TO NORTH FLORIDA SHIPYARDS, INC. FOR THE PROJECT FROM A PORTION OF THE CITY'S SUBALLOCATION OF THE NATIONAL VOLUME CAP FOR "RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY BONDS" PURSUANT TO THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT; WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 104.306(b)(3) (APPLICATION REVIEW) OF CHAPTER 104 (BONDS), ORDINANCE CODE, SO AS TO ALLOW THE BORROWER TO AWARD THE SALE OF THE BONDS WITHOUT MEETING CERTAIN RATING, DISCLOSURE, RESALE AND DENOMINATION SIZING REQUIREMENTS OF SAID SECTION, AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 12/1/2009 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES: January 04, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: January 04, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: January 05, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Davis, Fussell, Gaffney, Meserve, Shad, ( 5 )

 

NAYS - Johnson, ( 1 )

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2ND READINGS

 

4. 2009-928 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $134,330 (A $101,000 GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF TOURISM, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND A 33% LOCAL MATCH OF $33,330 TO BE PROVIDED THROUGH AN IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION OF STAFF SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CHIEF OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND THE AMIO) TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN MILITARY AFFAIRS CONSULTING AND ADVOCACY SERVICES PROVIDED BY CONSULTANTS SELECTED BY THE CITY, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-042; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER A DEFENSE REINVESTMENT GRANT AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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5. 2009-932 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, AN AMENDMENT TO THE COOPERATIVE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN AND AMONG THE CITY, THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SJRWMD), AND THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FFWCC) SO AS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC RECREATIONAL HUNTING AS A COMPONENT WITHIN THE THOMAS CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) - KINGS ROAD HISTORICAL PARK UNIT; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND COPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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6. 2009-938 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, AN INSTRUCTOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND KAREN ROUMILLAT FOR YOGA CLASSES AT BURNETT PARK COMMUNITY CENTER; DESIGNATING STANDARD INSTRUCTOR AGREEMENTS FOR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION AT CITY COMMUNITY CENTERS; PROVIDING FOR AND AUTHORIZING CONTINUED FUTURE USE OF SUCH STANDARD INSTRUCTOR AGREEMENTS WITH NO FURTHER ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR DEPOSIT OF FUNDS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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7. 2009-939 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $993,000 FROM THE NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND (NWJEDF)(A $595,800 NWJEDF LOAN AND A $397,200 NWJEDF GRANT) TO THE NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 15,000 SQUARE FOOT MIXED USE OFFICE/RETAIL FACILITY IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 8, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-041; PROVIDING A CARRYOVER OF FUNDS TO FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR, OR HIS DESIGNEE, AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER THE REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE NORTHWEST JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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8. 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

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9. 2009-946 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, IN PART, ORDINANCES 2000-1032-E, 2001-1294-E, 2003-1553-E AND 2006-1440-E OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE REGARDING THE BLUE CYPRESS PARK GOLF COURSE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH COMSTOCK GOLF MANAGEMENT, INC.; APPROVING AN AMENDED AND RESTATED GOLF COURSE LEASE AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT TO CONDENSE AND RESTATE THE TERMS OF THE AMENDED LEASE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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