Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 October 15, 2018

9:00 a.m.


Topic: NCSPHS Committee agenda meeting


Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


Attendance:   Council Members Sam Newby, Terrance Freeman and Randy White


Also: Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Chiquita Moore– Mayor’s Office; Richard Distel– Council Research Division; Staci Lopez – Legislative Services Division.


Meeting Convened: 9:02 a.m.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were five (5) items ready for action, six (6) items marked for deferral, and two (2) items for second reading.


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. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) – AMEND/APPROVE


2018-256: ORD-MC Relating to Membership of JEA Amend Sec 21.03 (Composition; Compensation' Ofcrs' Mtgs), Article 21 (JEA) City Charter, Provide that 4 of the 7 bd mbrs be appt by Council and also be subj to removal by Council. (Durden) (Introduced by CM Dennis) – DEFER


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 (Teal) (Introduced by CM K. Brown) (Co-Sponsored by CM Morgan) – DEFER


2018-310: ORD-MC Creating New Sec 320.202 (Commercially Leased Rentals; Apv of Proposed Use Prior to Lease), Pt 2 (Tests & Approvals), Chapt 320 (Gen Provisions, Title VIII (Construction  Regulations & Bldg Codes), Ord Code, to Require a Bldg Confirmation Ltr or Architect's Cert for Commercially Leased Parcels; Amend Sec 656.152, Subpart E. Certificates of Use, Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Chapter 656 (Zoning Code), to include Bldg Confirmation Ltr or Architect's Cert in the COU App Process.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Morgan) – DEFER


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. (Hodges) (Introduced by CP Brosche) – DEFER


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. (Sawyer) (Req of DIA) – AMEND/APPROVE


2018-647: ORD Auth 3rd Amend to Agreemt for Operation, Mgmt & Maint of Jax Bch Pier & Retail Concession with Dania Pier Management Corp. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) – DEFER


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. (Sawyer)( Introduced by DIA) – AMEND/APPROVE


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. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) – 2ND


2018-680: ORD Estab six-month Temporary Moratorium on the Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy and other Approvals for Adult Arcades. (Teal) (Introduced by CM Ferraro)

(Co-Sponsored by CMs Crescimbeni & Morgan) – 2ND


2018-681: ORD Renaming the Murray Hill Branch Library located at 918 Edgewood Ave South, Jax, FL 32205 as the "Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library". (Sidman) (Introduced by Council Members Crescimbeni and Love) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Hazouri & Morgan) – 2ND

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. (Johnston) (CM Gulliford) (Co-Sponsored by CM Hazouri) – EMERGENCY


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. (Sidman (Introduced by CM Schellenberg) – EMERGENCY


Meeting Adjourned: 9:05 a.m.


Minutes: Richard Distel, Council Research 904-630-1497  

10.16.18   Posted 4:00 p.m.