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NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS & SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tape No.________________________

9:00 AM††

 

Council Chambers 1st Floor,City Hall

Carol Owens,

Interim Chief of Legislative Services

 

 

 

 

Scott Wilson, Chair

 

Legislative Assistant: Juliette Williams

Reggie Brown, Vice Chair-excused

Deputy General Counsel: Peggy Sidman

Doyle Carter

Asst. Council Auditor: Kyle Billy

Garrett Dennis

Chief of Research: Jeff Clements

Bill Gulliford

Research Asst.: John Jackson

Joyce Morgan

Council President Lori Boyer

Administration: Jessica Baker

 

 

 

The Committee shall consider matters relating to parks, recreation; public housing; affordable housing; farms; forestry; fish and game; zoo; Sister Cities program; Jacksonville Public Library; Parks, Recreation and Entertainment Department; Agriculture Department; Jacksonville Housing Commission; Jacksonville Housing Authority; Community Services Department; ad valorem property tax exemptions; historic preservation; community revitalization; Waterways Commission; vessels for hire; Urban Services Districts; the Neighborhoods Department; education and schools; Duval County School Board; literacy issues; higher education institutions and issues; veterans' issues; Jacksonville Children's Commission; child services; service quality improvement and public satisfaction with government services

 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

 

 

 


Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.2016-559

ORD-Q Designating Hemming Park, enclosed by W. Duval, W. Monroe, N. Hogan & Laura Sts as a Landmark Site; Specifying Conditions & Exceptions to the COA Process; Waive Secs 307.106 & 307.109, Ord Code. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Fetner) (Req of Jax Historic Preservation Comm) (Co-Sponsored by CM's Boyer & Hazouri)(PD Apv)(JHPC Apv)

LUZ PH - 9/20/16

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/13/16

 

1. 8/23/2016 COIntroduced: NCIS, LUZ

 

††† 9/6/2016 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 9/7/2016 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/13/2016 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, LUZ

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Substitute Re-Refer 5-0

 

The Subs. to only designate the Confederate Monument and the Coquina Road Marker as local landmarks

 

 

2.2016-676

ORD-MC re Prohibition of Apv, Grant, or Issuance of Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates or Zoning Actions to Persons with Unpaid Civil Penalties or Current Violations of the Ord Code; Amend Chapt 307 (Historic Preservation & Protection), Sec 307.111 (Enforcemt; Civil Remedies); & Chapt 320 (Gen Provisions), Sec 320.402 (Appl for Permit) & Chapt 518 (Jax Propty Safety & Mgmt Code), Sec 518.103 (Applicability); & Chapt 609 (Code Enforcemt Citations), adding Sec 609.110 (Prohibition of Admin Action); & Chapt 650 Comp Plan for Future Dev), Sec 650.402 (Initiation of Proposal); & Chapt 654 (Code of Subdiv Regs), Sec 654.105 (Applicability); & Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Sec 656.109 (Admin & Enforcemt; Interpretation of Zoning Code; Admin Deviations) & Sec 656.111 (Violations & Penalties); & Chapt 780 (Propty Tax), Part 3 (Tax Exemption for Rehab & Proptys in Historic Dists), Sec 780.305 (Application). (Grandin) (Introduced by VP Crescimbeni)

LUZ PH Pursuant to Sec 656.123, Ord Code - 11/15/16, 12/6/16, 1/4/17,1/18/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166.041(3)(c)(2), F.S. & CR 3.601 -11/22/16

 

1. 10/11/2016 COIntroduced: NCIS,PHS,LUZ,F

 

††† 10/17/2016 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 10/18/2016 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 10/18/2016 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 10/19/2016 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 10/25/2016 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, PHS, LUZ, F

 

3. 11/22/2016 CO PH Only

 

 

Bill Summary

 

Defer

At the request of CM Crescimbeni

 

3.2016-766

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 112 (Claims By & Against City), Sec 112.110 (Collection & Settlemt of Delinquent Bills, Claims & Judgmts), Ord Code, to Amend Subsecs (b), (c) & (d) to Eliminate the Requiremt for Written Apv of the Dept Head; Amend Chapt 518 (Propty Safety & Maint Code), Sec 518.145 (Collection & Settlemt of Nuisance Abatemt & Demo Liens), Subsec (d), to Clarify the Requiremt to Comply with the Propty Safety & Maint Code. (Pollock) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/13/16

 

1. 11/22/2016 COIntroduced: R,F,NCIS

 

††† 12/6/2016 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 12/7/2016 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 12/13/2016 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F, NCIS

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Substitute/Approve 5-0

 

Defines liens as nuisance and demolition liens

Includes interest in amounts that can be settled

 

 

Mike Weinstein, Director, Finance & Administration, addressed Council Member Bill Gullifordís inquiring regarding how much the City is writing off each year in liens.

 

An amendment was added requiring a report to the Finance Committee on the amount of money written off in nuisance abatement and demolition liens.

 

Deputy General Counsel Peggy Sidman and Assistant General Counsel Cherry Pollock commented on the legislation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2016-779

ORD Apv the "Northwest Jacksonville Economic Dev Fund - Goals, Policies & Guidelines". (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 12/13/16

 

1. 11/22/2016 COIntroduced: NCIS,F

 

††† 12/5/2016 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 12/7/2016 F Sub/Read 2nd & Rerefer 7-0

 

2. 12/13/2016 CO PH SUBSTITUTED/Rereferred; NCIS, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Defer

 

At the request of OED

 

 

5.2016-795

ORD Approp $1,356,608.21 from CIP Projs that are Certified Complete by Dir of PW, Closed, & had Residual Balances returned to Sources of Origin, in order to Reapprop Funds to the A. Philip Randolph Floating Dock, JFRD Tactical Support Consolidation, JCC Security Camera, Shot Spotter, Drainage System Rehab, & Countywide Parks Maint & Upgrades; Amend Ord 2016-505 (CIP) to Increase Funding for said Projs. (BT 17-039 (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/10/17

 

1. 12/13/2016 COIntroduced: NCIS,PHS,F

 

††† 1/3/2017 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 1/4/2017 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 1/5/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/10/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, PHS, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Amend/Approve 4-0

 

1. Attach revised BT to correct accounts and amounts

2. Attach revised CIP sheets

3. Revise title and explanation of appropriation section

 

6.2016-797

ORD Adopting an Inventory List Identifying City/County-Owned Propty deemed Appropriate for use as Potential Affordable Housing; Declaring the 101 Parcels on the List to be Surplus; Auth Disposition Pursuant to Sec 122.422 (Sale of Propty thru Real Estate Div; Investigation of Need; Council Action), Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code, and Provisions of Sec 122.463 (Affordable Housing Inventory List). (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/10/17

 

1. 12/13/2016 COIntroduced: NCIS,F

 

††† 1/3/2017 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 1/5/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/10/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Approve 5-0

 

 

Diana Seydlorsky, Chief, Housing & Community Development Division, Neighborhoods Department, explained what the legislation entailed and fielded questions.She fielded a question from Council Member Garrett Dennis who asked Ms. Seydorksy to project the number of parcels that will be on the list next year.

Mr. Dennis explained that the majority of the parcels on the list are located in his Council District.

 

Stephanie Burch, Acting Director, Neighborhoods Department explained the process of identifying the inventory list, as well.

 

 

7.2017-1

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 28 (Parks, Rec & Community Svcs), Part 8 (Trespass in Public Parks; Violation & Appeal), to Clarify Trespass Powers & Appeals. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Anderson, Becton, Brosche, Crescimbeni, Gulliford, Newby & Wilson (Spec Comm on Hemming Park)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,PHS,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

8.2017-5

ORD Approp $116,800 ($87,000 from State of Fla, Div of Library Info Svcs & City Match of $29,800) to execute Proj 16-LSTA-B-02, Opportunity Works @ JPL, an Adult Literacy GED & ESOL Educational Prog; Auth the Library Svcs & Technology Act Grant Agreemt with State of Fla, Dept of State on behalf of the Jax Public Library (JPL); Designate Oversight by JPL; Apv Positions; Request 1-Cycle Emerg Apv. (BT 17-040) (RC 17-062) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,R,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Emerge/Approve 5-0

 

 

Barbara Gubbin, Director, Jacksonville Public Library, explained the nature of the emergency request.She explained that that the dates in the application process was a problem in that the State of Florida was late in informing JPL that it had been awarded a grant.She explained the various programs that the grant funds in assisting people acquire a GED and other self-improvement initiatives.

 

 

 

9.2017-6

ORD Approp $260,324 in Addnl SHIP Prog Funding to address Needs of Eligible Applicants who had a Direct Impact to their Housing by Hurricane Matthew. (BT 17-041) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

10.2017-8

ORD Approp & Transferring $370,268.05 in Funds Recovered from a HUD Escrow Deposit for Debt Svc on HUD 108 Loan Subfund 1A1 - Housing/Community Dev to the Inactive HUD 108 Loan - LaVilla Debt Svc Subfund 238. (BT 17-047) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

11.2017-12

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of a R/W bounding Hemming Park, Subject to Reservation unto City & JEA of an All Utilities Easemt over the Closed R/W for Ingress & Egress & for All Utilities & All Rights Granted JTA under the Provisions of its Irrevocable Permit. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Anderson, Becton, Brosche, Crescimbeni, Gulliford, Newby & Wilson) (Spec Comm on Hemming Park)

TEU PH Pursuant to Sec 336.10, F.S. - 2/6/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,TEU

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

 

 

12.2017-17

ORD Approp Rev carried Forward from Prior Yrs' Approps, as Required by U.S. Dept of Agriculture (Grantor), to Enhance the Afterschool Food Prog in FY 2016-2017. (BT 17-024) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

13.2017-18

ORD Approp $34,000 from NW Jax Economic Dev Fund - Misc Sales to the NW Economic Dev Fund - Subsidies to Private Organizations, to Provide a Grant to 2385 Corbett Street, LLC. As Funding in Connection with Renovation of Unused Bldgs located generally at 2385 Corbett St; Auth Funds Carryover from Yr to Yr; Designate Oversight by OED; Waive certain Guidelines Apvd by Ord 2007-281-E. (BT 17-045) (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,R,F

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill Summary††††††††††††††††† Fact Sheet

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Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

14.2017-15

ORD-MC Concerning Equal Opportunity & Expanding City's Equal Rights Laws to Prohibit Discrimination based upon Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Amend Secs 60.105 (Functions, Powers & Duties) & 400.101 (Statemt of Policy); Amend Chapts 402 (Equal Employmt Opportunity), 406 (Public Accommodations) & 408 (Fair Housing); Providing Exemption for Religious Institutions & Small Employers; Providing for Single-Sex Facilities & Dress Codes; Providing for Interpretation. (Byndloss) (Introduced by CM Bowman, Hazouri & Love)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 1/24/17

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,R,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

Read 2nd and Re-refer

 

 

 

†††† There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:41 a.m.

 

 

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

 

01.20.17

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