Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 October 16, 2018

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 Greg Anderson (Chair), Lori Boyer, Reginald Gaffney, Jim Love, Bill Gulliford (arr. 9:06)


Also: Council Member John Crescimbeni; Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Adri Segui – Legislative Services Division; Leeann Krieg, Brian Hughes– Mayor’s Office; Joey Greive and Teresa Eichner  – Finance and Administration Department; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland – Office of Economic Development


Meeting Convened: 9:03 a.m.


Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 7 items marked for deferral, 14 items ready for action (2 requested for emergency action) and 7 items for second reading and re-referral.


2017-433 (ORD Auth Grant of Easemt with Southbank Apartment Ventures, LLC (Grantor) for Easemts on the Southbank to the City to Expand Existing Riverwalk from 8' to 20' & Provide a Pedestrian Pathway Connecting the Riverwalk to Prudential Dr; Designate Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept; Request 1-Cycle Emerg Apv.) – Amend/Move


Steve Diebenow, representing the developer, will have several small amendments that he will give to attorney John Sawyer to draft for the committee’s consideration.


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) - Defer at the request of

CM Gulliford


2018-76 (ORD-MC Amend Sec 21.07 (Fiscal & Budgetary Functions), Article 21 (JEA), City Charter, to create New Subsec M to Provide & Maintain Water & Sewer Lines in certain Pre-Consolidated Urban Areas) – Defer at the Request of CM Dennis


2018-142 (ORD-MC Amend Sec 21.04 (Powers), Article 21 (JEA), City Charter, to Provide that any Apv by Council to sell 10% or more of JEA must include the Call for a Subsequent Referendum to Apv Terms & Conditions of Sale) – Defer at the Request of CM Crescimbeni


2018-297 (ORD Approp $100,000 from Gen Fund/GSD/Spec Council Rsvs - Sheriff to the Fight Blight Awareness Campaign to raise Public Awareness & Community Education to focus on Litter, Community Pride, Outreach to Deter Littering) – Defer at the request of CM Morgan


2018-420 (ORD-MC Auth All Documents Necessary to Consummate the Installation of the National Memorial for Peace & Justice's Duval County Memorial Monument in Hemming Park to Commemorate the African-American Victims of Lynching in Duval County, FL btwn 1877 & 1950; Create new Chapt. 54 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Oversight  Committee),Ord Code; Create New Sec 111.107 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Special Revenue Fund), Chapt 111 (Special Revenue &Trust Accts.), Part 1 (Parks, Recreation, Culture & Entertainment), Ord Code, Providing Oversight by Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Committee; provide for codification) – Defer at the request of CP Bowman


2018-524 (ORD-MC re use of Tree Mitigation Trust Fund; Amend Chapt 111 (Spec Revenue & Trust Accts), Pt 7 (Environment & Conservation), Sec 111.760 (Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund), Ord Code to prohibit use of MEDJOOL Date Palms for New Plantings by the City) – Move


An amendment will be offered to attach a map of the permissible planting area at the Beaches.


2018-569 (ORD Concerning FY 17/18 JPA Budget; Amend Ord 2017-504-E (COJ Budget) to Revise the Total Expenses for Maintenance Dredging & JPA Budget Schedule I; Attach 2nd Revised Schedule I) – Defer at the request of Council Member Gulliford


2018-593 (RESO Expressing City Council's Opposition to the Sale of JEA at this time) – Amend/Move


Council Member Dennis will be present to discuss his bill.


2018-623 (ORD Declaring Propty Surplus (R.E. Numbers 054641-0000, 054647-0000, 054648-0000, 054649-0000 and 054650-0000) , Propty on Davis St North btwn 4th St West and 3rd St West; Providing Sale of surplus propty; Waiving provisions of Sec 122.423 (Appraisal at or Below $25,000), Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code to allow direct sale of parcels to St. Stephen's African Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc. owner of Propty adjacent to R.E. Number 054641-0000, at the assessed value of $10,587 for R.E. #054641-0000, $5,293 for R.E. #054647-0000, $5,293 for R.E. #054648-0000, $5,293 for R.E. #054649-0000, and $11,797 for R.E. #054650-0000 to allow for future expansion of the church) – Amend/Move


2018-630 (ORD Auth Execution of a (1) Redev Agreemt bet City, DIA & ACE JAX, LLC; (2) Quitclaim deed conveying a city-owned parcel of land to the Developer at the cost of $1.00; (3) Loan Documents and related agreements to Support Renovation of Jones Furniture Bldg located at 520 N. Hogan St and an Adjacent Bldg located at 502 N. Hogan St. (collectively, "the Buildings"); Auth a Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund Grant of $1,500,000 to Developer, to Be Approp by Subsequent Legislation auth a Downtown Economic Dev Fund Loan in amt of $750,000 with a term of 21 yrs in connection with proj; Waiving Provisions of Chapt 122, (Public Propty, Pt 4, Real Propty, Subpart C, Community Redev Real Propty Dispositions), Ord Code to authorize sale of City owned Real Propty without appraisal to Developer at less than fair market value; Desig the DIA as Contract Monitor for Redev Agreement and related agreemts; Oversight of Proj by the Public Works Dept.) – Amend/Move


2018-647 (ORD Auth 3rd Amend to Agreemt for Operation, Mgmt & Maint of Jax Bch Pier & Retail Concession with Dania Pier Management Corp.) – Defer at the request of the administration


Council Member Gulliford said that he understood that design of the pier is nearing completion.


2018-648 (ORD Auth a Subordination of City Interests to FDOT in a Slope Easement around the A.C. Skinner Pkway to allow FDOT to Transfer FDOT water from its pond on the Eastside of the Right-of-Way to the Westside of the Right-of-Way) - Move


2018-649 (ORD Auth The Air Pollution Control Specific Operating Agreemt with State of Florida, FDEP and Duval County) - Move


2018-650 (ORD Approp $1,334,240.49  from "Countywide Intersec Imp/ Bridges  Proj to the "Lakeside Dr Bridge Replacemt" Proj to replace Lakeside Drive Bridge; Amend Ord 2018-505-E (CIP) to Reduce Funding for Proj Countywide Intersection IMP, BRGE-Bridges" and Provide Funding for Proj "Lakeside Dr Bridge Replacemt) – Amend/Move


2018-651 (ORD Auth The  Dredging and Dredge Material Disposal License Agreemt for Bartram Island and/or Buck Island or Future Upland Spoil Site btwn JPA and City; Providing Oversight by Engineering and Construction Management Div of the Dept of Public Works) – Amend/Move


2018-658 (ORD Apv & Auth CEO of DIA to Execute a 1st Amend to Redev Agreemt with Southbank Apt Ventures, LLC, to (1) Reduce Scope of Proj from 300 units to approx 185 units and reduce minimum required capital investment from $44,000,000 to 37,000,000; (2) Extend perf schedules by approx 20 months for company to obtain fee simple title to proj parcel, obtain a bldg permit for and commence vertical constrn of proj; and (3) Extend start date of the Rev Grant to compy with the Revised perf schedule and extend the term of the Rev Grant from 15 to 20 yrs; and reduce max amt of the Rev Grant from $7,880,000 to 7,810,000; Designate Oversight by DIA) – Amend/Move


2018-660 (ORD-MC Estab Alta Lakes Community Dev District; Describing External Boundaries of  "Alta Lakes CDD"; Naming Alta Lakes CDD; Naming Initial Dist  Bd. of Supervisors; Amend Chapt 92 (Uniform Dev Districts), Ord Code, Sec 92.22  (Existing Community Dev Districts), to Include Alta Lakes CDD)  - 2nd and rerefer


2018-661 (ORD Amend the Beach Community Development District's Boundary, to Remove Approx 25.41 Acres from said District; Amend Chapt 92 Sec 92.22 to Memoralize reduction in acreage from previous Amendments and Current Amendment; Provide for Severability) - 2nd and rerefer


2018-662 (RESO Auth Economic Dev Agreemt with Project Glass supporting the Expansion of the Company's Operations in Jax; Recommend Apv by Fla Dept of Economic Opportunity as a QTI Business pursuant to Secs 288.106-108, F.S.; Evidence City Local Financial Support of $135,000 under the QTI Tax Refund Prog with State Match of $540,000 for total of $ 675,000 for 135 jobs; Designate Oversight by Office of Economic Dev; Timeline for Execution of Agreemt by the Company; Affirming Proj's Compliance with Public Investmt Policy; Request 2-Reading Apv.) – Amend/Move


2018-663 (RESO Auth Economic Dev Agreemt with Project Empire supporting the Expansion of the Company's Operations in Jax, Auth Recapture Enhanced (Rev) Grant of $3,300,000; Auth  Approval of Technical Amends by Executive Dir of OED; Designate Oversight by Office of Economic Dev; Timeline for Execution of Agreemt by the Company; Waiver of that Portion of the Public Investment Policy adopted  by ORD 2016-382-E which would require in order for a Proj to receive a 50% Rev Grant for a 10 yr period, Company must create at least 10 Full Time jobs at greater than or equal to 100% of the State of FL average wage; Request 2-Reading Apv) – Amend/Move


2018-675 (ORD re License Agreement bet City & I3-Jax, Inc d/b/a Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) for Operation & Mgmt of Hemming Park;  Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation and Community  Services.) - 2nd and rerefer


2018-676 (ORD Granting a Non-Residential Solid Waste Collection & Transp Franchise to United Site Services of FL, LLC Pursuant to Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Mgmt), Part 6 (Nonresidential Solid Waste Collection & Transp Franchises), Ord Code;  Designate Oversight by Solid Waste Div, Dept of Public Works) - 2nd and rerefer


2018-679 (ORD Approp $333,913.90 (A Grant of $148,000.00 from FDOT & Transfer of $185,913.90 In previously approp funds from Bay St  Improvements - DIA Proj) to provide funding for Ocean and By St Drainage Improvements; Execute Construction Reimbursement Agreemt with FDOT; Amend Ord 2018-505-E to Transfer Funding from Proj Entitled "Bay St Improvements - DIA" and Provide funding for the Proj entitled "Ocean & Bay St. Drainage Improvements. Designate Oversight by Engineering & Construction Management Div of the Dept of Public Works) - 2nd and rerefer


2018-680 (ORD Estab six-month Temporary Moratorium on the Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy and other Approvals for Adult Arcades - Amend and rerefer


2108-682 (ORD Auth an Agreemt with JTA Regarding Southwest Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements; to request and authorize Public Works Dept and OGC to take necessary action to create, amend and/or modify applicable permit(s) to be issued and approved by Public Works Dept.) - 2nd and rerefer


2018-683 (ORD Approp $100,000.00 from General Fund/Gen Svcs Dist Fund Balance to provide additional funding for Project Save Lives for costs of medication used in treatment of the Opioid Epidemic; Providing for revision of the Budget; Amend Revised Exhibit 1 to ORD 2018-504-E; Providing for revision of the Scope of Svcs to include additional Medication costs and provide for authorization for execution of amendments.  Request One Cycle Emerg Passage) – Emergency/Move


2018-694 (RESO Strongly Opposing Amendment 1 to FL Constitution, which if adopted would create additional inequities in FL's Tax System by granting certain tax breaks to some Taxpayers at the expense of other Taxpayers; Directing Distribution of this Reso; Requesting One Cycle Emerg Passage) – Emergency/Move


Council Member Schellenberg is expected to be present to discuss the bill. The NCSPHS Committee did not approve the emergency request yesterday.


Meeting Adjourned: 9:12 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research


              10.16.18   Posted 2:30 p.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD