JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

 

TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

June 19, 2017

2:00 P.M

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

In Attendance:Council Members Al Ferraro (Chair), Doyle Carter (Vice Chair), John Crescimbeni, Greg Anderson, Anna Lopez Brosche, Reggie Brown, Reggie Gaffney; Council President Lori Boyer was in attendance; Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Kim Taylor, 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 2:01 P.M.

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Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

1.2016-359

 

 

 

ORD Amend Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Creating New Sec 122.110 (Skateboarding on Public Propty), to Prohibit Skateboarding on City Sidewalks in Certain Areas, Public Parking Garages & Public Access Ramps & Certain other Public Propty; Recognizing Exercise of County Powers. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gulliford)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/14/16

 

1. 5/24/2016 COIntroduced: TEU,RCDPHS,R

 

††† 6/6/2016 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 6/7/2016 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 6/7/2016 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/14/2016 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, R, RCDPHS (PHS 7/1/16)

 

††† 6/6/2017 R Withdraw 6-0;††† 6/6/2017 PHS Withdraw 6-0

 

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 6-0

 

 

 

2.2016-534

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)

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

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

 

DEFER (At Request of CM Dennis)

 

PH Ė Open/Cont to 7/17/17

 

 

 

 

3.2017-14

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming 3 All Utilities Easemts within RE# 080840-0010 previously rsvd by Ords 90-1210-541 (LaRue St) & 93-944-384 (Belmont Ave & Lisbon St), at Req of Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc, Subject to Reservation unto JEA of an Easemt Over the closed Easemts for Ingress & Egress & for All Utilities. (Dist 5-Boyer) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

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

 

1. 1/10/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

††† 1/17/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 1/24/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU

 

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

DEFER (At request of CP Boyer)

 

 

 

4.2017-245

 

 

 

 

ORD-MC Amend Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, Part 6 (Off-Street Parking & Loading Regs), Subpart B (Off-Street Parking for Bicycles), Sec 656.608 (Off-Street Parking of Bicycles). (Ingles) (Req of Mayor) (PD & PC Apv)

LUZ PH - 5/2/17, 5/16/17, 6/6/17, 6/20/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 166.041(3)(c)(2), F.S. & CR 3.601 - 4/25/17 & 5/9/17, 5/23/17, 6/13/17, 6/27/17

 

1. 3/28/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,LUZ

 

††† 4/3/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 4/4/2017 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 4/11/2017 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, LUZ

 

3. 4/25/2017 CO PH Addnl 5/9/17

 

†† 5/9/2017 CO PH Contd 5/23/17

 

†† 5/23/2017 CO PH Contd 6/13/17

 

†† 6/13/2017 CO PH Contd 6/27/17†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 6-0

 

AMEND

Revise select categories to state percentage of building occupancy rather than maximum expected attendance.

 

Amy Ingles, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Planning & Development Department, explained what the legislation entailed and fielded questions.

 

 

 

5.2017-323

ORD Auth 2nd Amend to Dev Agreemt with Baptist Health Properties, Inc as Transferee of Dev Agreemt #31990 bet City & Liberty Development Florida, LLC, that incorporates all Terms & Conditions of Dev Agreemt as 1st Amended in 2009 with Exception of Changing the Party Name & Extend Term to 6/22/22 for Proj formerly known as "Plaza North", 106.7 Acres for 250 Single Family Dwelling Units, 200,000 Enclosed Sq Ft of Shopping Ctr use, 20,000 Sq Ft of Gen Ofc Space, 8,000 Enclosed Sq Ft of Restaurant Use & 2,500 Enclosed Sq Ft of Svc Station use with 12 Fueling Positions on N/S of Dunn Ave bet I-295 & Wingate Dr N. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (Grandin) (LUZ)

LUZ PH - 6/20/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 163.3225, F.S. & 655.205, Ord Code & CR 3.601 - 6/13/17, 6/27/17

 

1. 4/25/2017 COIntroduced: LUZ,TEU,F

 

††† 5/1/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/2/2017 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/3/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/9/2017 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; LUZ,TEU,F

 

3. 6/13/2017 CO PH Contd 6/27/17

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER (At request of the Applicant)

 

 

 

6.2017-351

ORD Apv Comprehensive Settlemt Agreemt in Settlemt of All Claims arising from & Related to Denial of Waiver of Road Frontage Appl, as set forth in Ord 2016-530-E, for Propty at 5025 Dixie Landing Dr, Subject of Special Magistrate Proceeding "in RE: Federal National Mortgage Association Denial of Waiver Application No. WRF-16-13, Ordinance 2016-530-E: Section 70.51, Florida Statutes;" Granting Waiver of Road Frontage Appl by Comprehensive Settlemt Agreemt Pursuant to Sec 70.51(19(B), F.S. (Johnston) (Introduced by CP Boyer)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/23/17

 

1. 5/9/2017 COIntroduced: LUZ,F,TEU

 

††† 5/15/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 5/16/2017 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††† 5/17/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/23/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; LUZ, F, TEU

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER (At recommendation of the committee)

 

 

There was a lengthy discussion of this item before the Chair deferred it, at the suggestion of Council Member Greg Anderson.

 

Barry Dixon explained his reasons for opposing the settlement agreement.

 

Charles Dixon III clarified his familyís opposition to the settlement agreement that he had explained at the previous TEU Committee meeting.

 

Attorney Reece Henderson, whose firm Gray Robinson represents Fannie Mae, contended that his client met all of the requirements for the waiver that the City had denied.He also explained that the Dixons did not want to attend the mediation meeting but did participate in the proceedings of the Special Magistrate.

 

Attorney Paul Harden, representing the Dixon family, requested that the Committee vote to oppose the settlement agreement.He further contended that the title company owns the parcel in question.The Cityís position is that according to public records, Fannie Mae is the owner of the property.

 

Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston explained why the Office of General Counsel recommends approval of the settlement agreement.

 

After getting a sense from the other members on the panel, the Chair deferred the item.

 

 

7.2017-376

ORD Agreemt to Accept a Perpetual Access & Use Easemt from Nemours Foundation to allow Constrn of a Shared Use Path over the St Johns River. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/13/17

 

1. 5/23/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 6/5/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 6/7/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/13/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

Council President Boyer explained the status of the easement that Nemours is giving to the City and how the easement would enhance the Southbank Riverwalk. Renee Hunter, Chief, Real Estate Division, Public Works Department, fielded questions.

 

 

 

8.2017-412

 

 

ORD Apv a Mobility Fee Contract with Old No. 1 Partners, LLC for Memorialization of $2,202,677.33 in Mobility Fee Credits for use within Mobility Zones 3 & 4. (Dist 11-Becton) (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Becton)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

9.2017-413

 

 

 

ORD Declaring Surplus Propty on E/S Old St Augustine Rd, N of Knotah Rd (Portion of RE# 158247-0300); Auth Conveyance to JEA for Appraised Value of $27,000. (Dist 6-Schellenberg) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

 

10.2017-414

 

 

ORD Grant FDOT a Temporary Easemt In, Over & Under Parcel 701 for the SR A1A Timucuan Trail Bike Path Proj; Designate Oversight by the Real Estate Div of Public Works. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F,NCIS

 

 

 

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

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

 

11.2017-425

 

 

ORD Auth Restated Agreemt with REDUS Florida Land, LLC for Extension of Time for REDUS to provide Intersec Improvemts & for Reimbursemt by City of 50% of Cost Overruns above $525,000 for Constrn of Traffic Signal & Deceleration Lane; Auth Real Estate Div to Accept a Grant of Easemt for 2 Mast Arm Poles for the Signal Lights. (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Dennis)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F, LUZ

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

 

12.2017-431

 

 

 

 

 

ORD MC Amend Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Mgmt), Part 1 (Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity), Ord Code, to Modify Existing & Create certain new Definitions; Clarify what Disposal & Mgmt Activities Require a CON & Amend Requiremts for their Appl; Amend & Identify the Agcys Responsible for Reviewing & Recommending Action of Appl & Estab Criteria for Review; Clarify certain Landfill Operating Requiremts; Clarify Enforcemt Authority; Clarify Certificate Suspension Revocation & Transfer Procedures; Clarify Certificate Renewal Procedures & to Auth Continued Operation while Certificate Renewal is Sought; Create Addnl Exemptions; Clarify Temp Certificate Procedures; Renumber Existing Secs of Chapt 380 as Needed. (Teal) (Introduced by CM Gulliford, Brosche, Crescimbeni, Love, Becton, Schellenberg & Wilson)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,PHS,TEU

 

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††† NCIS:2nd

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

 

13.2017-440

 

 

ORD Approp $91,431.93 from Gen Fund/Gen Svc Dist Fund Balance to JEA for Addnl Street Lighting on North Campus Blvd; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept; Request 1-Cycle Emerg Apv. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM K. Brown)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/27/17

 

1. 6/13/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,PHS,R,F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

Bill Summary

 

WITHDRAW 6-0

 

 

 

 

In Public Comments, Mr. Anthony Holmes explained a concern that he had previously raised with the City regarding CSX train tracks in his Westside neighborhood.Mr. Holmes contends that the CSX railroad tracks on Buckman Street are in such poor shape that a derailment is likely at some point.He further explained that a derailment would be disastrous to the homes in the area because the tanker cars carry hazardous materials and would result in a life-threatening chemical spill.

 

Mr. Holmes also explained a concern about a waterline problem in Wigmar Park.

 

The Chair assured Mr. Holmes that he would contract CSX to see if they are aware of the problem that he has referenced.The Chair suggested that Mr. Holmes could meet with JEA staff that are in attendance at the meeting to discuss the waterline problem.

 

Mr. Michael Jasper explained his complaint with the Public Works Department for the departmentís dumping dirt from an easement on his property when the department periodically comes to clean the easement. The departmentís process of cleaning the easement is wreaking havoc to his trying to eke out a living from his gardening and chicken coops.Council Member Reggie Brown explained that he and representatives of the Public Works Department have repeatedly met with Mr. Jasper in efforts to resolve the problems.Mr. Brown explained that resolution of the problem is hampered by Mr. Jasperís refusal to allow the Public Works Department access to his property.The Council Member said that the City would continue to work with Mr. Jasper.

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:27 P.M.

 

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

 

06.22.17

Posted: 4:00 P.M.