Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 August 15, 2017

9:00 a.m.


Topic: Finance Committee agenda meeting


Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


In attendance: Council Members Garrett Dennis (Chair), Danny Becton, Reggie Brown, Katrina Brown (arr. 9:04 a.m.), Reggie Gaffney and Matt Schellenberg


Also: Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman and Loree French – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements  – Council Research Division; Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Ali Shelton – Mayor’s Office; Lin White – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland and Paul Crawford – Office of Economic Development; Stephanie Burch – Neighborhoods Department; Mike Weinstein and Angela Moyer – Finance and Administration Department; Chief Kurtis Wilson and John Bracey - Fire and Rescue Department; Diane Moser and Bob Parr – Employee Benefits Department


Meeting Convened: 9:02 a.m.


Chairman Dennis called the meeting to order and asked the attendees to introduce themselves. Mr. Dennis reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 14 items marked for deferral, 15  items ready for action (1 for substitute and re-referral) and 12  items for second reading and re-referral. He announced that at the beginning of the meeting the City’s external auditor – Carr, Riggs and Ingram – will make a presentation on the City’s annual financial report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.


Chairman Dennis noted that there will be a public hearing on the DVI budget portion of 2017-504, the City’s budget ordinance. Council Member R. Brown asked for attorney Jason Teal and Tom Goldsbury of the Building Inspection Office to be present for discussion on 2017-519 (settlement of claims with 695 Investment Group). He said he had not received previously requested information and may ask for deferral. Council Member K. Brown requested deferral of 2017-552 (second amendment to land donation agreement with Kairos SIP Constructors) because Council Member Gulliford did not attend a noticed meeting she had scheduled to discuss the project and she has questions. Council Member Gaffney requested that the bill be taken up and voted up or down. Ali Shelton of the Mayor’s Office reported that she had heard from Council Member Gulliford this morning; he is out of town and requests that the bill be deferred.


Meeting Adjourned: 9:13 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

            8.15.17   Posted 10:15 a.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD