JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

 

TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

November 20, 2017

2:00 P.M

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

In Attendance:Council Members Al Ferraro (Chair), Jim Love (Vice Chair), Lori Boyer, Aaron Bowman, John Crescimbeni, Tommy Hazouri, Joyce Morgan; Council Members Bill Gulliford and Danny Becton were in attendance; Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Phillip Peterson, Council Auditorís Office; Jordan Elsbury, Administration; Laurie Santana, Planning & Development Department; Adri Maguire Segui, Legislative Assistant; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.

 

The meeting was convened at 2:00 P.M.

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Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.2016-534

ORD Renaming Robinson Ave to "Harry Frisch Way"; Waive var Subsecs of 745.105 (Changing Names of Public Sts by Ord; Honorary St Designations by Ord): (e)(2) re Persons who Honorary St Designation may be named after; (e)(5) re Requiremt that 90% of all Propty Owners on that Segment Consent to Renaming; (e)(3) Requiremt that the Person Reside within 5 miles of the St Name Change for at least 10 Yrs; (b) Requiremt that Historic Preservation Comm review the Request & make a Recommendation. (Dist 9-Dennis) (Diebenow) (Introduced by CM Schellenberg & Co-sponsored by CM'sDennis, Wilson, Morgan, Hazouri, Anderson, Gulliford, Bowman, Carter, R. Gaffney, Ferraro, Newby & K. Brown)

TEU PH Pursuant to Chapt 745 Ord Code - 9/6/16, 9/19/16, 10/3/16, 10/17/16, 10/31/16, 11/14/16, 12/5/16, 1/3/17, 1/17/17, 2/6/17, 2/21/17, 3/7/17, 3/20/17, 4/3/17, 4/17/17, 5/1/17, 5/15/17, 6/5/17, 7/17/17, 7/31/17, 8/14/17, 9/5/17, 9/18/17, 9/20/17, 10/2/17, 10/16/17, 11/6/17, 11/20/17, 12/4/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/23/16

 

1. 8/9/2016 COIntroduced: TEU,R

 

††† 8/15/2016 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 8/16/2016 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/23/2016 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, R

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

PH Ė Open/Cont to 12/4/17

 

Defer (At request of CM Dennis)

 

 

 

 

2.2017-575

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a 340' Portion of a 33' R/W known as Lofton Alley near its Intersec of Ricky Dr at Req of Adjacent Propty Owner, Paul Sleiman, Old Mandarin, LLC, Subject to Reservation unto City & JEA of Easemt over R/W for Ingress & Egress & for All Utilities. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

TEU PH Pursuant to Sec 336.10, F.S. - 9/5/17, 9/18/17, 9/20/17, 10/2/17, 10/16/17, 11/6/17, 11/20/17, 12/4/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 8/22/17

 

1. 8/8/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

††† 8/14/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 8/22/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

PH Ė Open/Cont to 12/4/17

 

Defer (At request of the Administration)

 

 

 

 

3.2017-597

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of a Drainage Easemt at 9889 Gate Parkway N. at Request of Andre El Bahri to allow Constrn of a Cell Tower. (Dist 4-Wilson) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/12/17, 9/18/17

 

1. 8/22/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

††† 9/5/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/18/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 7-0

 

Amendment:

Attach Hold Harmless Agreement

 

 

Renee Hunter, Real Estate Division, Public Works Department, fielded questions.

 

Council Member Tommy Hazouri inquired as to how many cell towers were in the County and if the City had any kind of master regarding cell towners.

 

Council Member John Cresimbeni inquired about the specific location of the cell tower.

 

 

4.2017-632

ORD-MC Amend Part 4 (Resource Recovery Prog), Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Mgmt), Ord Code, to Update Dept Name & Amend References to Host Fees to be Consistent with new Part 7; Create New Part 7 (Constrn & Demo Debris Collection & Transp Franchises); Amend Part 6 (Nonresidential Solid Waste Collection & Transp Franchises) re Franchise Fees to make Part 6 Intent & Definitions consistent with new Part 7; Amend Sec 609.109 (Applicable Chapter & Parts), Chapt 609 (Code Enforcemt Citations), to Revise Violations of Chapt 380 to Class F Offenses. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gulliford, Brosche, Crescimbeni, Love, Becton, Schellenberg & Wilson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/26/17

 

1. 9/18/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F,R

 

††† 9/20/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 9/21/2017 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 9/21/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/26/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary

 

Defer (At request of the Committee)

 

Council Member Bill Gulliford asked for a general discussion of the issues that the measure addressed and in view of a new perspective that he thought merited consideration.Mr. Gulliford alluded to a discussion that he had had with Guy and Tammy Lachapelle (Shapells, Inc.).The Lachapelles recommended that a permit fee would be more useful than the proposed franchise fees.It would simplify the process.

 

Council Member John Crescimbeni thought that the Committee should go through the entire process of weighing each and every amendment.He said that he has a considerable number of questions that needed addressing and answers.

 

Council Member Lori Boyer indicated that she had some concerns with the proposed legislation.She felt that in view of the recommendation that Council Member Gulliford was introducing to the discussion,

the Committee should look at the alternative framework that Mr. Gulliford suggested.The Special Committee on Solid Waste should be reinstituted and if the Council President is amendable to the suggestion, we should request that the Solid Waste Special Committee take another look at this item.

 

The Chair opened the floor for Public Comment.Public Comments were offered by Guy and Tammy Lashapelle, Howard Burnett and Irwin Davis.The latter is president of the Northeast Florida Independent Waste Haulers.

 

After the Public Comment speakers fielded questions, the Chair deferred the item.

 

 

 

5.2017-733

RESO Urging FDOT to name Bridge Number 720664 on U.S. 90/S.R. 10 bet Robinson Ave & Acorn St for Harry Frisch; Directing Distribution of Reso. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) (Co-Sponsored by C/M's Bowman, Carter & Hazouri)

 

1. 10/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

††† 11/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

2. 11/14/2017 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

Bill Summary

 

Defer (At request of CM Dennis)

 

 

6.2017-762

 

 

ORD Approp $750,000 ($562,500 in 2017 Port Security Grant Funds from Dept of Homeland Security & $187,500 Match from City's Rsv for Fed Progs Fund) to fund Constrn of a Back-Up Emerg Operations Ctr for City & Jaxport; Amend Ord 2017-505-E (CIP) to fund "909 Haines Street Warehouse - Phase II" Proj; Designate Oversight by Emerg Preparedness Div. (BT 18-018) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/28/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: NCSPHS,TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet††††††††† NCSPHS: 2nd

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

7.2017-767

 

 

ORD Approp $176,023 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund to Plant Trees & Incidental Landscaping, provide Irrigation, Design, Constrn Oversight & Maintenance of Traffic on Hammond Blvd during Constrn, N of Mallory Rd at Interchange on I-10 & Hammond Blvd; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Dist 12-Carter) (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Carter)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/28/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

8.2017-768

 

 

ORD Amend Trails Community Dev Dist & Ord 2006-861-E, amended by Ord 2007-169-E, to Correct a Scrivener's Error in Legal Description set for in Petition to Estab the Trails Community Dev Dist; Amend Sec 92.22; Provide Retroactive Applicability. (Lotzia) (Introduced by Council President, pursuant to Chapt 92, Ord Code)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/28/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

9.2017-770

 

 

ORD Auth a Quitclaim Deed Conveying to FDOT a Portion of Townsend Blvd R/W for Sidewalk & Intersec Improvemts along Arlington Expressway Svc Rd. (Dist 1-Morgan) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/28/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

10.2017-771

 

 

ORD Auth Partial Release of Mortgage(s) against the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville, Inc, thus allowing City to convey by Quitclaim Deed a portion of City's Drainage Easemt Rights along Arlington Expressway Svc Rd to FDOT; Auth Quitclaim. (Dist 1-Morgan) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 11/28/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

11.2017-773

 

 

RESO Designating a Parcel on W/S of Bella Mara Rd (SW of Newton & Hogan Rd Intersec) as a Brownfield Area for Environmental Rehab & Economic Dev. (Dist 4-Wilson) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Community Mtg - 11/28/17 @ 1:00 PM (Southeast Regional Library - 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Secs 166.041(3)(c)(2) & 376.80F.S. - 12/12/17

 

1. 11/14/2017 COIntroduced: NCSPHS,TEU,F

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet††††††††† NCSPHS: 2nd

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

Reporting on the last monthly meeting of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Council Member Lori Boyer explained that the meeting took actions that she characterized as significant.Legislative priorities were set that included restoring funding for the Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) to promote regional planning and project development, promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety through a statewide public awareness and education campaign and reducing distracted driving by regulating the use of electronic wireless communication devices as a primary offense.

 

Amendments to the current 5-Year work plan were considered.

 

She recommended that Council Members compare the road projects that are in the currentTPO Five Year Plan with the road projects that are in the tentatively proposed TPO Five-Year Plan.

 

 

Public Works Director John Pappas provided an update on the status of FDOTís Wonderwood Road projects.

He explained that drainage improvements included replacing pipes and pipeline improvements.The pipe projects are out for bid at an estimated cost of $10.5 million.Work is expected to being early next year.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:49 P.M.

 

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

 

November 21, 2017

Posted: 4:00 P.M.