TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

 

April 06,2010

 

RONNIE FUSSELL, 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 06,2010. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Committee Chair Ronnie Fussell. The meeting adjourned at 10:08 A.M.

 

 

Members in Attendance: Staff Attendance:

CM Ronnie Fussell, Chair - Excused Juliette Williams, Legislative Aide

CM Art Graham, Vice Chair Acting Chair Phillip Peterson, Asst. Auditor

CM Bill Bishop Steve Rohan, General Counsel

CM Kevin Hyde John Jackson, Chief of Research

CM Johnny Gaffney Arrived 10:05 Lisa Rinaman, Administration

CM Warren Jones Arrived 10:04 Stephen Smith, Planning & Dev.

CM Glorious Johnson Laurie Kattreh, Planning & Dev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Bob Williams, Real Estate (10-97)

Brenna Durden, General Counsel (10-191)

Karl Sanders (10-233)

 

 

 

 

 

1. 2010-183 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE RECLASSIFICATION OF $781,717 IN DEBT SERVICE BY MOVING THE BUDGETED DEBT REPAYMENT FOR THE CAPITAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS AT THE ED BALL BUILDING FOR THE BUILDING INSPECTION DIVISION FROM INTERFUND TRANSFERS TO INTERNAL SERVICE BANKING FUND LOAN REPAYMENT, AS INITIATED BY B.T. 10-096; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/16/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 05, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: April 06, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Graham, Hyde, Johnson, Jones, ( 5 )

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2. 2010-189 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE, A NOTICE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY TRANSFER CONVEYING A RIGHT-OF-WAY OVER PORTIONS OF MERRILL ROAD, FORT CAROLINE ROAD AND MCCORMICK ROAD FROM WOMPI DRIVE EASTERLY A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 2.8 MILES TO MONUMENT ROAD, IN COUNCIL DISTRICTS 1 AND 2, TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) AT NO COST SO THAT FDOT CAN TAKE OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND ADD SUCH RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE FDOT ROAD SYSTEM; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/16/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: April 06, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Graham, Hyde, Johnson, Jones, ( 5 )

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3. 2010-190 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, A CONSERVATION EASEMENT GRANTING A CONSERVATION EASEMENT OVER A PORTION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY (R.E. #167065-0850) SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BEACH BOULEVARD AND KERNAN BOULEVARD, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 (THE "PROPERTY"), TO THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ("SJRWMD") AS A CONDITION OF PERMIT #4-031-84644-2 FOR THE KERNAN BOULEVARD & BEACH BOULEVARD INTERSECTION PROJECT (THE "PROJECT"), ISSUED TO THE CITY BY SJRWMD TO OFFSET ADVERSE IMPACTS TO NATURAL RESOURCES, FISH AND WILDLIFE, AND WETLAND FUNCTIONS RESULTING FROM THE PROJECT, AND TO PREVENT ANY USE OF THE PROPERTY THAT WILL IMPAIR OR INTERFERE WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE OF THE PROPERTY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/16/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 05, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: April 06, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Gaffney, Graham, Hyde, Johnson, Jones, ( 6 )

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4. 2010-191 AN ORDINANCE CLOSING AND ABANDONING, AND/OR DISCLAIMING, A PORTION OF WALNUT STREET, AN OPENED AND IMPROVED RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND A 10 FOOT ALLEY LOCATED WITHIN BLOCK 26, CREATED BY PLAT OF NEW SPRINGFIELD, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 69 AND 70, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN 17TH STREET AND 18TH STREET, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 7, AT THE REQUEST OF SWISHER INTERNATIONAL, INC. ("APPLICANT"), TO ENABLE APPLICANT TO DEVELOP ADJOINING PROPERTY AND EXPAND ITS PLANT; REQUIRING APPLICANT TO GRANT TO BOTH THE CITY AND TO JEA ALL UTILITIES EASEMENTS OVER THE CLOSED PORTION OF WALNUT STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/16/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: April 06, 2010

 

Recommend to APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Gaffney, Graham, Hyde, Johnson, Jones, ( 6 )

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5. 2010-201 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $50,000 FROM FAIR SHARE SECTOR AREA TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT SPECIAL REVENUE FUND NORTH PLANNING DISTRICT, SECTOR 6.1 FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT ALTA DRIVE AND FAYE ROAD; PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO OVERSEE; AMENDING THE 2009-2014 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED BY ORDINANCE 2009-513-E TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED "ALTA DRIVE - TRAFFIC SIGNAL"; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; 3/16/2010 - Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: April 05, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES: April 06, 2010

 

Recommend to AMEND and APPROVE.

 

AYES - Bishop, Gaffney, Graham, Hyde, Johnson, Jones, ( 6 )

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2ND READINGS

 

6. 2010-224 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CORPORATION SECRETARY TO EXECUTE AND DELIVER, (1) A PERPETUAL EASEMENT GRANTING TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) A PERPETUAL EASEMENT IN, OVER AND UNDER A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, PARCEL 800.1, APPROXIMATELY 801 SQUARE FEET ALONG THE EDGEWOOD AVENUE WEST EXIT RAMP OFF INTERSTATE 95 (I-95), IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 8, AND (2) A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT GRANTING TO FDOT A TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT IN, OVER AND UNDER A CITY OF JACKSONVILLE PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, PARCEL 700.1, APPROXIMATELY 0.658 ACRES ALONG THE EDGEWOOD AVENUE WEST EXIT RAMP OFF I-95, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 8, BOTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING A PERIMETER SOUND WALL; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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7. 2010-225 AN ORDINANCE CLOSING AND ABANDONING, AND/OR DISCLAIMING, A PORTION OF THE PECAN PARK ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, AN OPENED AND IMPROVED RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUIRED BY PETITION BY THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 11 (THE "SUBJECT PROPERTY"), AT THE REQUEST OF BROWARD SIGNATURE, LLP ("APPLICANT"); DECLARING THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO BE SURPLUS TO THE NEEDS OF THE CITY; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CORPORATION SECRETARY TO CONVEY THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO APPLICANT, THE LONE, ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, FOR THE APPRAISED VALUE OF $17,000 SO AS TO ALLOW APPLICANT TO DEVELOP ADJACENT PROPERTY; WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 122.423 (APPRAISAL AT OR BELOW $25,000), ORDINANCE CODE, SO AS TO ALLOW CONVEYANCE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY TO THE APPLICANT AT THE APPRAISED VALUE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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8. 2010-226 AN ORDINANCE CLOSING AND ABANDONING, AND/OR DISCLAIMING, A PORTION OF 7TH STREET, AN OPENED, IMPROVED AND PLATTED RIGHT-OF-WAY BETWEEN POWHATTAN STREET AND HIRAM STREET, IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, ESTABLISHED BY PLAT OF GLENDALE, RECORDED IN PB 1, PAGE 40, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT THE REQUEST OF EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE ("APPLICANT"), SUBJECT TO RESERVATION OF AN EASEMENT OVER THE CLOSED RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND FOR ALL UTILITIES; WAIVING THE PROCESSING FEE IMPOSED BY SECTION 123.102(b)(2)(i), ORDINANCE CODE, BECAUSE OF THE APPLICANT'S WORK IN CONCERT WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT OF THE HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOODS DEPARTMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION, AND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SAFETY OF PEDESTRIANS IN THAT AREA OF THE CAMPUS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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9. 2010-228 A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'S SUPPORT FOR THE APPLICATION EFFORTS AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2008 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE STATEWIDE IMPACT OF TROPICAL STORM FAY FROM AUGUST 18, 2008, THROUGH AUGUST 27, 2008; PROVIDING FOR CITY OVERSIGHT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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10. 2010-233 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION AND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND ATLANTIC NORTH LAND TRUST FOR A PROJECT TO BE KNOWN AS "VILLAGES OF KERNAN - THE FOUNTAINS" (CCAS/CRC NO. 41345), CONSISTING OF 1,360 SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING UNITS AND 385,000 SQUARE FEET OF SHOPPING CENTER USES ON APPROXIMATELY 115 ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON ATLANTIC BOULEVARD BETWEEN KERNAN BOULEVARD AND GENERAL DOOLITTLE DRIVE, AS DESCRIBED THEREIN (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2), WITH A TERM OF TEN (10) YEARS AND A FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT AMOUNT OF $14,680,961 IN FAIR SHARE FUND SECTOR 2.1, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 163.3180(11) & 163.3180(16), FLORIDA STATUTES, AND CHAPTER 655, ORDINANCE CODE; WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 655.304 and 655.305 CONCERNING PAYMENT OF THE FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF FINAL DEVELOPMENT ORDER OR PERMIT AND 14 DAY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC HEARING; REQUESTING EMERGENCY PASSAGE PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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