JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL

RESEARCH DIVISION

 

 

TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

February 21, 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 Gaffney, Reggie Brown; Council President Lori Boyer was in attendance. Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Kim Taylor, Council Auditorís Office; Jordan Elsbury, Administration;Crystal Shemwell, Legislative Assistant; John J. Jackson, Colleen Hampsey, Council Research Division.

 

The meeting was convened at 2:02 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)

 

 

 

 

Bill Summary

 

DEFER†††††††††††

 

 

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)

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

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††††††††

 

 

3.2016-764

ORD-MC Amend Sec 21.03 (Composition; Compensation; Officers; Meetings), Article 21 (JEA), City Charter, to Provide that JEA Hold Meetings at Least every other Month. (Sidman) (Rules)

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

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 21.11, City Charter & CR 3.601 - 1/10/17

 

1. 11/22/2016 COIntroduced: TEU,R

 

††† 12/5/2016 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 12/6/2016 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

3. 1/10/2017 CO PH Only

 

 

Bill Summary†††††††††††††

 

DEFER

 

 

 

4.2017-14

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

 

 

5.2017-48

ORD Transferring $376,863.30 from Bay Street Towncenter Improvemt Proj to the DIA to fund Improvemts to the Existing Parking Lot at 950 E Bay St (a/k/a/ Parking Lot X, Sports & Entertainmt Dist) & also for a Sidewalk Extension, Landscaping & Amenities from the St Johns River to Parking Lot X; Amend Ord 2016-505-E (CIP) to Reflect said Changes. (BT 17-043) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,F,TEU

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 2/6/2017 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, F, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary†††††††† Fact Sheet†††††††††††††††††† NCIS: Defer

 

DEFER

 

 

6.2017-49

ORD Reapprop $89,545.66 from 2 Duplicate Projs - Asbestos Removal Prog ($87,666.66) & Asbestos Remediation & Removal Prog ($1,879) to Consolidate Available Funding into the Facilities Capital Maint Gov't - Assessmt & Remediation Proj to provide Public Bldgs Div a Resource to address Multiple Issues which affect Indoor Air Quality, such as Asbestos, Lead, Mold, Mildew, Water Intrusion & any other issues Identified as Dangerous to Indoor Quality; Amend Ord 2016-505-E (CIP) to Reflect said Changes. (BT 17-046) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,PHS,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/7/2017 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU,PHS,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

 

7.2017-50

ORD Approp $8,418,103 from Fair Share Sector Areas Transp Improvemts Spec Rev Fund to pay JTA Accts Payable & Provide Supplemental Funding to Local Option Gas Tax Roadway Improvemt Projsin Fair Share Fund Sector Areas of Greater Arlington Planning Dist, Sector 2-1, the Southeast Planning Dist, Sector 304, the North Planning Dist, Sector 6-1, & Southwest Planning Dist, Sector 4-2; Amend Ord 2016-505-E to Decrease Funding for "Kernan Blvd bet Beach/JTB", "Kernan Blvd/Widen-4lns, DVD-JTB/McCormick", "Alta/Yellow Bluff Rd", "San Pablo Rd/Beach to Atlantic", & "Collins Rd/Blanding to Roosevelt Projs; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept. (BT 17-048) (Hodges) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††† ††††††Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

8.2017-52

ORD Reapprop $220,320 from Countywide Intersec Improvemts Proj to the Scott Mill Rd - Southbound Right Turn Lane Mandarin Rd Proj; Amend Ord 2016-505-E (CIP) to Reflect said Changes. (BT 17-050) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

 

9.2017-53

ORD Reapprop $576,000 from Traffic Signalization & the Countywide Intersec Improvemts Proj to the Traffic Signalization - Staples Mill/Argyle Forest Blvd Proj to fund Installation of a Traffic Signal where Staples Mill Dr intersects with Argyle Forest Blvd; Amend 2016-505-E (CIP) to Reflect said Changes. (BT 17-051) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 6-0

 

 

10.2017-57

ORD Auth 1st Amend to Agreemt with Advanced Disposal Services, Jacksonville, LLC, setting Rates from 2016 Rate Review Commencing 10/1/16; Setting Fuel Caps for FY's 2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019; Apv Premise Count conducted with the Rate Review; Provide for Markup on Expenses; Designate Oversight by Solid Waste Div. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

11.2017-58

ORD Auth 2nd Amend to Agreemt with Republic Services of Florida Limited Partnership d/b/a Southland Waste Systems of Jacksonville, setting Rates from 2016 Rate Review Commencing 10/1/16; Setting Fuel Caps for FY's 2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019; Apv Premise Count conducted with the Rate Review; Provide for Markup on Expenses; Designate Oversight by Solid Waste Div. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

12.2017-59

ORD Auth 2nd Amend to Agreemt with Waste Pro of Florida, Inc, setting Rates from 2016 Rate Review Commencing 10/1/16; Setting Fuel Caps for FY's 2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019; Apv Premise Count conducted with the Rate Review; Provide for Markup on Expenses; Designate Oversight by Solid Waste Div. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††† ††††Fact Sheet

 

DEFER

 

 

13.2017-60

ORD Auth Conveyance to FDOT of Parcel 119, a Fee Parcel lying with Propty Owned & Occupied by Edward Waters College at 1850 Kings Rd, Needed by FDOT to Install a Mast Arm Traffic Signal, Pedestrian Signal & Control Box; Auth (1) City Quitclaim Deed & other needed Docs to Convey the Parcel & (2) Partial Release of Mortgage held by City against Edward Waters College on the Parcel; Designate Oversight by the Real Estate Div. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

AMEND/APPROVE 7-0

 

Amendment: To clarify that multipurpose facility and pool are located on the Parcel, which by definition is just 200 sq. ft. being conveyed.

 

 

14. 2017-61

ORD Auth Conveyance of Perpetual Easemt to FDOT to use City R/W for Installation of a Mast Arm, Complete a Sidewalk & Curb-and-Gutter Replacemt at Intersec of Kings Rd & Eaverson St; Designate Oversight by Real Estate Div. (Dist 8-K. Brown) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/8/2017 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

APPROVE 7-0

 

15.2017-66

ORD Designating the Nocatee Development as a Golf Cart Community; Designating by Name the Streets within as Appropriate for use by Golf Carts, Subject to Conditions; Directing Posting of Signs re Golf Cart Operation is Permitted, Subject to Reimbursemt to City by the Tolomato Community Development Dist. (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Becton)

TEU PH Pursuant to Sec 316.212, F.S. - 2/21/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: NCIS,PHS,TEU

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer;††† 2/6/2017 NCIS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

††† 2/7/2017 PHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 2/14/2017 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCIS, PHS, TEU

 

 

Bill Summary†††††††† NCIS: Defer

 

DEFER

 

 

16.2017-88

ORD Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming R/W of Parramore Rd, an Opened & Improved R/W containing Infrastructure, near Intersec of Collins Rd & I-295, in Accordance with Dev Agreemt apvd by 2014-118-E, at Request of Harmony Farms of Jacksonville, LLC, Subject to Reservation unto City & JEA of Easemt over R/W for Ingress & Egress & for All Utilities. (Dist 14-Love) (McCain) (Introduced by CM Love)

TEU PH Pursuant to Sec 336.10, F.S. - 2/21/17

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/14/17

 

1. 1/24/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

††† 2/6/2017 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

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

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††††††

 

PH AMEND/APPROVE 7-0

 

Amendment: To clarify that subject by JEA and Comcast, the costs for JEA and Comcast to relocate any facilities will be paid for by the Applicant.

 

Council President Lori Boyer questioned Attorney Steve Diebenow, agent for the applicant, about the Parramore Road mobility fees.Mr. Diebenow explained that Wal-Mart was responsible for building the northern portion of the road; JTA was responsible for building the southern portion of the road.The southern portion of the road has not been built.Mobility fees cannot be generated until the road is built. The southern portion of the road cannot be built until the current road is vacated.

 

 

 

17.2017-98

ORD De-Approp $4,700,000 in Anticipated Grant Budget for the Railex: West Bowden Rail Yard Proj, for which City rcvd a Grant Commitmt up to $4,700,000 from FDOT, because the Proj will Not Commence. (BT 17-054) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

18.2017-102

ORD Auth an Easemt Relocation Agreemt with GHMS Pablo LLC for an Access Easemt in Pablo Professional Park; Designate Oversight by R/W & Stormwater Maint Div of Public Works. (Dist 3-Bowman) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

19.2017-103

ORD Granting a Non-Exclusive Utility Easemt to BellSouth for Installation & Operation of Equipmt Control Cabinets to Replace existing ones, at Intersec of Cherry & Sydney Sts; Designate Oversight by Real Estate Div. (Dist 14-Love) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

20.2017-104

ORD Apv City's Acquisition of a Single Lot near Intersec of San Marco Blvd & Lasalle St, 50 x 100, for $150,000 to Locate a Pump Station in the San Marco Area. (Dist 5-Boyer) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary†††††††† †††Fact Sheet

 

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

21.2017-105

ORD Declaring Public Necessity to Acquire Fee Simple Title thru Condemnation by Right of Eminent Domain in Real Propty at 600 8th St E., 3,190 Sq Ft, Appraised at $56,700, Required for the Lower East Side Drainage Improvemts, Phase III Proj & to Reestab Original R/W of 7th St at this Location; Auth Gen Counsel to Institute Appropriate Condemnation Proceedings. (Dist 7-Gaffney) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

22.2017-107

ORD Granting Temp Constrn Easemt to FDOT in, over & under Parcel 701, Parts A & B, lying Entirely within R/W of Yellow Water Rd & Rebar Rd; Designate Oversight by Real Estate Div of Public Works. (Dist 12-Carter) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

23.2017-108

ORD Apv Conveyance by City Quitclaim Deed to FDOT of Parcel 123 at Corner of Kings Rd & Kings Park Dr for FDOT Traffic Signal Update; Designate Oversight by Real Estate Div of Public Works. (Dist 9-Dennis) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††† Fact Sheet

 

READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.2017-110

ORD Auth the Stipulation of Parties for the Closure of the Georgia Southern & Florida Railway Company Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing, Crossing No. 713553S; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept; Request Emerg Apv upon Introduction. (McCain) (Introduced by CM R. Brown)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,R

 

 

Bill Summary††††††††††

 

 

EMERGENCY/APPROVE 6-0

 

The Chair had wanted this item to be seconded and re-referred.He explained that he had put some questions to the railroad and had not received any answers.Council Member Reggie Brown, the measureís sponsor, stressed the importance of acting on the item as an emergency at todayís meeting.Mr. Brown asked Babette Ashley, agent for Norfolk Southern to address questions that the Chair had.Ms. Ashley explained that she had tried to get back to the Chair and his aide.Council Member Brown indicated that he was prepared to appeal the Chairís decision to have the item seconded and re-referred but relented when an understanding was reached on answering the Chairís questions. Ms. Ashley explained the significance of the project for Norfolk Southern in improving access to its Simpson intermodal Yard.Mr. Brown rescinded his appeal and the Chair rescinded his deferral.

 

Assistant General Counsel Lawsikia Hodges explained the amended draft legislation with language regarding a stipulation that Norfolk Southern installing cul-de-sacs on North Edgewood by December 31, 2017.Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston and Kim Taylor, Council Auditorís Officesuggested that the Committee recommend approval of the ordinance as an emergency without the amendment so as to provide the Auditors an opportunity to review the amended agreement between the City and Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company.Ms. Ashley had explained that Georgia Southern and Florida Railway are wholly owned subsidies of Norfolk Southern.

 

 

25.2017-111

ORD Approp $22,057 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund to plant 12 Allee Elms & 2 Sabal Palms, Remove 34 Trees, & Maint of Traffic for 3 Days; on N. Main St bet 1st & 7th Sts; Procuremt Directive Utilizing Contract of Davey Tree Service; Designate Oversight by Public Works Dept. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gaffney & Newby)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 2/28/17

 

1. 2/14/2017 COIntroduced: TEU,F

 

 

Bill Summary†††††††††

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READ 2ND AND REREFER

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:07 p.m.

 

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

 

02.23.17

Posted: 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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