CHERYL L. BROWN                                                                                                                                           117 WEST DUVAL STREET, SUITE 425

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Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location: Conference Room A, City Hall – St. James Building; 117 West Duval Street,

Suite 425


In attendance: Council Members Bill Gulliford, Danny Becton, Lori Boyer, Aaron Bowman, Anna Lopez Brosche, Reginald Gaffney, Scott Wilson, John Crescimbeni


Also: Kirk Sherman and Kyle Billy – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Jessica Morales  – Legislative Services Division; Ali Korman Shelton – Mayor’s Office; Mike Weinstein - CFO


See attached sign-in sheet for additional attendees


Meeting Convened: 9:00 a.m.


Chairman Gulliford called the meeting to order and asked the attendees to introduce themselves. He reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 13 items marked for deferral, 15 items ready for action (1 for substitute and re-referral) and 13 items for second reading and re-referral.


Mr. Gulliford announced that there would be two presentations – one by Council Auditor Kirk Sherman summarizing the FY14-15 budget after close-out and the other by Kirk Wendland, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development on one of the pending economic development incentive ordinances.


2015-783 (appropriating $399,799 from Drainage System Rehab to the Fire and Rescue Department salary account): Deputy General Counsel Peggy Sidman noted that the bill will need amendment to reflect either decision by the committee made with regard to these funds – whether to confirm the previous appropriation and leave the funds with Fire and Rescue or to reverse the appropriation and send the funds back to Drainage System Rehab. Council Member Boyer will offer another amendment to the bill.


2016-7 (amending street construction and street excavation regulations regarding fines and abatement activities): Council Member Wilson requested that the bill be deferred for 2 weeks. Council Member Boyer also has questions about the bill that need further exploration.


2016-18 (regarding the Florida Inland Navigation District project list for 2016-17): the bill is marked for deferral by the Council Auditor’s Office; Council Member Boyer understands from the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department that the bill has time to run through 2 more Council cycles. Council Member Crescimbeni said the Jacksonville Waterways Commission had been told that the FIND project list needed to be to Duval County’s FIND Commissioner by February 1st. Daryl Joseph, Director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, said that the list needs to be presented to the FIND Commission by April 1st; the February 1st deadline was self-imposed to ensure the process moved in a timely manner.



Meeting Adjourned: 9:13 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

             2.1.16   Posted 3:00 p.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD


Materials: Auditor’s marked Finance agenda