JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

 

TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

September 7, 2010

2:00 P.M

 

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

Attendance:  Council Members Bishop (Chair), Crescimbeni, Hyde, Clark, Joost, R. Brown; Council Member Corrigan was excused; C/M Jones; Heather Norsworthy, Phillip Peterson, Council Auditor’s Office; Steve Rohan, Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel; Sherry Hall, Administration; Laurie Kattreh, Planning Department; Juliette Williams, Legislative Services; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.

 

The Chair convened the meeting at 2:03 p.m. and the following actions were taken:

 

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.  2008-758

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of Woodcrest Rd Right-of-Way, an Opened & Improved Right-of-Way bet Labelle St & Cassat Ave, at Req of Westside Toyota, Inc., to Consolidate Propty Ownership & Provide More Safety for Customers & Employees. (Dist 9 - W. Jones) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 655 Ord Code - 10/7/08, 10/21/08, 11/4/08, 11/18/08, 12/2/08, 1/6/09, 1/21/09, 2/3/09, 2/18/09, 3/3/09, 3/17/09, 4/7/09, 4/21/09, 5/5/09, 5/19/09, 6/2/09, 6/16/09, 7/21/09, 8/4/09, 8/18/09, 9/1/09, 9/15/09, 10/6/09, 10/20/09, 11/3/09, 11/17/09, 12/1/09, 1/5/10, 1/20/10, 2/2/10, 2/16/10, 3/2/10, 3/16/10, 4/6/10, 4/20/10, 5/4/10, 5/18/10, 6/2/10, 6/15/10, 7/19/10, 8/2/10, 8/16/10, 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/23/08

 

1. 9/9/2008 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    9/16/2008 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/23/2008 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

2.  2009-499

ORD Auth Issuance of $360,000,000 BJP Sales Tax Rev Bonds to Refund Outstanding Spec Rev Bonds Issued for BJP Projs in Sec 761.102, Ord Code; Provide for Pymt of Bonds from ˝ Cent Sales Surtax Rev; Amend Ord 2001-431-E to Increase Rev Required to Issue Bonds. (Livermore, Freeman & McWilliams, P.A. & Rowland) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 07/28/09

 

1. 6/23/2009 CO  Introduced: F,TEU

 

    7/20/2009 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    7/21/2009 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 7/28/2009 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

 

3.  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, 5/18/10, 6/2/10, 6/15/10, 7/19/10, 8/2/10, 8/16/10, 9/7/10

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

 

DEFER

 

 

4.  2010-332

ORD Apv Fair Share Assessmt with Signature Land, Inc for "Biddy Parcel Commercial" Proj (CCAS/CRC No. 71973) 52,360 Sq Ft of Shopping Ctr Uses on 3.80± Acres bet Benton & Main Sts, S of Duval Station Rd, with 10-yr Term & Assessmt of $1,596,140 in Sec 6.1, Pursuant to Sec 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), F.S. & Chapt 655 Ord Code. (Dist 11-Holt) (Reingold) (TEU)

TEU Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 655 Ord Code - 6/2/10, 6/15/10, 7/19/10, 8/16/10, 9/20/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/25/10

 

1. 5/11/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    5/18/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/25/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

5.  2010-527

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 111 (Spec Rev & Trust Accts) Ord Code, Secs 111.450 (Spay & Neuter Rebate Trust Fund) & 111.455 (Animal Care and Control Training & Veterinary Svcs Trust Fund for Disposition of License Fees & Create new Sec 111.456 (Animal Care & Protective Svcs Training & Cruelty Prevention Trust Fund) to Fund said Svcs; Amend Chapt 462 (Animals) by making Vast Amends to all existing 12 Parts of Chapt & Creating new Part 13 (Excessive Intact Animal Permits), Part 14 (Grant Funds & Similar Rev Streams), Part 15 (Permanent Pet Identification Requiremt) & Part 16 (Importation of Animals, Quarantine, Vaccination Requiremts). (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 7/27/10

 

1. 6/22/2010 CO  Introduced: F,TEU (CP added to R & PHS 7/27/10)

 

    7/19/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer        7/20/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 7/27/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

SUBSTITUTE APPROVE 5 - 0

 

Amendment limits self appropriation of Training and Cruelty Protective Services to $15,000.

 

Council Member Crescimbeni raised a question on how or who determines that a dog is dangerous?  Scott Trebatoski, Chief, Animal Care & Protective Services, explained the process, noting that there is considerable due process so as to minimize situations where neighbors can possibly exaggerate the nature of other neighbors’ dogs.  Council Member Bishop questioned the process of reimbursement to veterinarians for the costs to spade and neuter cats and dogs.

 

6.  2010-567

ORD Renaming Soutel Dr (aka Soutel Court W) to "Millwright Court". (Dist 10 - Brown) (Shaw) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH Pursuant to Chapt 745 Ord Code - 8/16/10, 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/10/10

 

1. 7/27/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    8/2/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/10/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 5 - 0

 

Pg. 2 line 8 strike “extending between Old Kings Rd and Pickett Dr”. and insert “extending east from Old Kings Rd”.

 

7.  2010-568

ORD Renaming Soutel Dr (aka Soutel Court E) to "Timberland Grant Court". (Dist 10 - Brown) (Shaw) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH Pursuant to Chapt 745 Ord Code - 8/16/10, 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/10/10

 

1. 7/27/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    8/2/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/10/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6 - 0

1.       Pg 2 line 11 strike “between Old Kings Rd. and Pickett Dr.” and insert “extending east from  Pickett Dr

2.       change name to “Old Soutel Court

3.       insert a new Whereas clause about new street name

4.       attach revised exhibit 3

 

8.  2010-607

ORD Auth Lease Agreemt with Southgate Shopping Center, LLC for 10,000 Sq Ft of Ofc Space for Court Facilities & Offices at 3490 Beach Blvd at Initial Rate of $15.20/Sq Ft for 5 Yrs beginning 10/1/10 & a 5-Yr Renewal Option. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/10/10

 

1. 7/27/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F

 

    8/2/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer      8/3/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/10/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

Council Member Crescimbeni had concerns regarding long-term commitments to projects that are located at a considerable distance from the new court house complex under construction downtown and that we are paying for parking garage expenses for a structure that will not be fully used or full.  He indicated that he had had a discussion with the landlord of the Beach Blvd complex and that the landlord was willing to sink up the leases.  Bob Williams, Chief of Real Estate, Public Works, advised the Committee that there was an early termination clause in the current leases that provided for an early termination, without punitive measures, if proper notice were given and if the court facilities were going to be moved to the County’s court house facilities.

 

9.  2010-608

ORD Granting Shaws' Land Clearing, LLC's Appl for Renewal of CON to Operate a Yard Trash Processing Facility; Providing Conditions. (McCain) (Council President, Pursuant to Chapt 380, Ord Code)

TEU PH Pursuant to Section 380, Ord Code - 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 7/27/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    8/2/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/10/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

APPROVE 5 - 0

 

10.  2010-609

ORD Granting AAction Recycling Corp Appl for Renewal of CON to Operate a Constrn & Demolition Materials Recovery Facility; Providing Conditions. (McCain) (Council President Pursuant to Chapt 380, Ord Code)

TEU PH Pursuant to Section 380, Ord Code - 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 7/27/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    8/2/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/10/2010 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER

 

11.  2010-647

ORD Approp $1,320,000 ($660,000 U.S. Dept of Commerce, Economic Dev Admin (EDA) Grant & $660,000 City Match) to Expand Existing Storm Water Pond at Cecil Commerce Ctr as Requiremt of current St Johns River Water Mgmt Dist Conceptual Environmental Resource Permit; Auth Contract with EDA for said Proj; Designate Oversight by JEDC. (BT 10-143) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,RCD,F (C/P added to R 8/16/10)

 

    8/16/2010 RCD Read 2nd & Rerefer;    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/17/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, RCD, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE  6 - 0

1.       Attach CIP

2.       add CIP language to bill

3.       Amend BT to reflect correct project

 

 

Council Member Crescimbeni felt that the funding appropriated seemed prohibitively high for merely “digging a hole”  (expanding the current pond).

 

 

12.  2010-651

ORD Approp $20,000 from Environmental Protection Fund to enable EPB to Sponsor & Contribute $20,000 to St Johns River Alliance River Summit 9/15/10 - 9/16/10; Waive Conflicting Provisions of Secs 111.755 (Environmental Protection Fund) & 360.602 (Uses of Fund), Ord Code. (BT 10-155) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: R,TEU,F

 

    8/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/17/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

13.  2010-661

ORD Making Findings; Accept & Adopt the 2010 Duval County Local Mitigation Strategy Update; Assign Review, Maint & Coordination Responsibilities; Provide for Periodic Review & Re-Adoption. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: R,TEU

 

    8/16/2010 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

14.  2010-671

ORD Auth an Amended & Restated Easemt Agreemt with the School Bd (Grantor) to allow JSO, Fire & Rescue Dept & ITD to use a Replacemt Radio Tower at Lake Shore School. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F (C/P added to R 8/16/10)

 

    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer        8/17/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

15.  2010-672

ORD Conf Initial Assessmt for Stormwater Svc Assessmts; Auth Imposition & Collection of Stormwater Svc Assessmts, Excluding Urban Svcs Dists 2, 3, 4 & 5; Provide Procedures for Collection. (Braga) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F (C/P added to R 8/16/10)

 

    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/17/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

 

16.  2010-673

ORD Conf Initial Assessmt for Solid Waste Svc Assessmts; Auth Imposition & Collection of Solid Waste Assessmts, Excluding Urban Svcs Dists 2, 3, 4 & 5; Provide Procedures for Collection. (Braga) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F (C/P added to R 8/16/10)

 

    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    8/17/2010 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6 - 0

 

17.  2010-677

ORD Apv 1st Amend to Fair Share Assessmt with Green Point Properties, Inc for "Green Point Commercial" Proj (CCAS/CRC No. 38863) 150,000 Sq Ft Commercial Uses on 16.29± Acres at 10407 W. 103rd St, with 5-yr Term & Assessmt of $202,202 in Sec 4.1, Pursuant to Sec 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), F.S. & Chapt 655, Ord Code. (Dist 12 - Davis) (Reingold) (TEU)

TEU Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 655 Ord Code - 9/7/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/24/10

 

1. 8/10/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

    8/16/2010 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/24/2010 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

AMEND/APPROVE  6 - 0

 

1.       Correct inflation Schedule

2.       Place original contract on file

 

18.  2010-684

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming an Opened & Improved R/W at Req of Public Works Dept, to Correct Location of Paved Cul-de-Sac & Accommodate new Drainage, Subject to Reservation of Easemt over Closed Portion of Washburn Rd for Ingress & Egress for all Utilities. (Dist 3 - Clark) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH - 9/20/10

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

19.  2010-685

ORD Auth (1) Temp Constrn Easemt over Parcels 701.1 (Parts A & B) & 702.1 (Parts A, B, C, & E); (2) Perpetual Aerial Easemt over 800.1 & (3) City Deed of City's Rights, Title & Interest in Parcel 100.1 to FDOT for Repairing & Resurfacing the U.S. 17 (Main St) Bridge at Trout River. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

20.  2010-687

ORD Auth Sovereignty Submerged Lands Fee Waived Lease Renewal (BOT. No. 161272789) with Fla Bd of Trustees, Internal Improvemt Trust Fund to Operate an Existing 78-Slip Public Marina, with Spec Events, for Mooring of Rec Vessels in Conjunction with an Upland Park & Sports Complex & Extend Lease Term thru 3/13/15. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: R,TEU,RCD,F

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

21.  2010-689

ORD Auth a RR Crossing Closure Agreemt bet City, Talleyrand Terminal Railroad Co, Inc & FDOT to Close a Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossing at Franklin St. (Rowland) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary            Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

22.  2010-695

ORD-MC Amend Secs 655.304 (Fair Share Assessmt Administrative Procedures; Admin Approval Process for Fair Share Assessmt Contracts with Assessmts Less than $100,000), Ord Code, 655.305 (Public Notice & Hearing Requiremts for Council Approval of Fair Share Assessmt Contracts with Assessmts of $100,000 or More, or with Terms Longer than 5 Yrs) & Creating New Sec 655.308 (Alternative Formula Fair Share Assessmt Contracts) to set an Alternative Formula for Fair Share Assessmt Contracts; Providing Eligibility Criteria for use of Alternative Formula. (Reingold) (Introduced by C/M Davis)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: R,TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

23.  2010-702

ORD Apv Settlemt in Eminent Domain of Owners Damages of $125,598 plus Recoverable Costs of $28,434.79 & Atty's Fees of $32,831.96, for Total Settlemt of $186,864.75, Resulting from Condemnation of Parcels 112, 712.1 & 712.2 re Greenland Rd Proj, in Proceeding of Jacksonville v. Franklin D. Chapman, et al, Case No. 2007-CA-000951. (Sidman) (Req of Gen Counsel)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

24.  2010-703

ORD Mandating the Propty Appraiser to Annotate Propty Record Cards of all Proptys Located within the Site Boundaries (Brown's Dump; Lonnie C. Miller, Sr. Park; Forest Street Incinerator Site; & Fifth & Cleveland Sts Incinerator Site) in Accordance with Consent Decree Entered by U.S. Dist Court for Middle Dist of Fla, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act & ORD 2007-832-E. (Teal) (Req of Gen Counsel)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/14/10

 

1. 8/24/2010 CO  Introduced: R,TEU,F,PHS

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND & REREFER

 

 

 

At the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda, the JTA made a presentation on the agencies vision and plans for commuter and light rail.  JTA’s CEO, Mike Blaylock, explained what the agency’s mission is and how JTA views transportation, seeing transportation as the backbone in driving the economic engine of Northeast Florida.  Mr. Blaylock introduced Suraya Teeple, Transportation Planning Manager, and James Boyle, Regional Transportation Planner, who, respectively, addressed JTA’s vision and plans in meeting future transportation needs.  The 50 year plans envisioned and entailed multimodal options and initiatives such as the skyway, bus trolley, light rail and BRT (bus rapid transit).  Peak hour commuter express bus service was discussed, as well as a commuter rail system.  The transportation systems of Nashville, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City were cited because of they were similar to Jacksonville in demography.

 

At the conclusion of the presentation and a brief Q & A, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

John J. Jackson, Council Research Division (904) 630-1729

 

09.08.10

Posted: 12:00 p.m.