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RULES COMMITTEE

 

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

 

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Tape No.________________________

2:00 PM  

 

Council Chambers 1st Floor,  City Hall

Carol Owens, Chief of Legislative Services

 

 

 

 

Tommy Hazouri, Chair

Legislative Assistant: Juliette Williams

Bill Gulliford, Vice Chair

Deputy General Counsel: Paige Johnston

Greg Anderson

Research Asst.: Colleen Hampsey

Lori Boyer

Administration: Leeann Krieg

John Crescimbeni

Council Auditors Office: Kim Taylor and Trista Carraher

Matt Schellenberg

 

JuCoby Pittman

 

 

 

                        Meeting Convened: 2:01 pm                                      Meeting Adjourned: 3:30 pm

 

 

 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

 

 


Attendance: Councilman Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Item/File No.

Title/History

 

 

RULES AMENDMENT

1. Remove Emergency Language

2. Correct number of multi-family units in bill to 185

3. Revise description of path within easement in Section 2 due to changed legal description

4. Attach Exhibit 1 to include a signed DIA Resolution

5. Place a Revised Grant of Easement On File to:

a.) Revise description of path within easement due to changed legal description

b.) Add language that states that the path will contain a 2 foot wide strip of grass adjacent to the curb

c.) Include language that ensures the upper tier walkway will have an 8 foot unobstructed path

d.) Revise construction commencement date to Sept. 1, 2020

e.) Construction shall be completed no later than 15 months rather than 30 months

f.) Include revised Exhibits

 

 

 

 
1.  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)

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

 

1. 6/13/2017 CO  Introduced: NCIS,R,F (NCSPHS 7/1/17)

 

    6/19/2017 NCSPHS Emerg/Amend/Approve 6-0

 

    6/20/2017 R Emerg/Amend/Approve 7-0                                                      Brian Hughes

 

    6/21/2017 F Emerg/Amend/Approve 5-0

 

2. 6/27/2017 CO PH/Rerefer; NCIS, R, F

 

 

 

Bill Summary               Fact Sheet            NCSPHS:  Amend/App        FIN:  Amend/App

Amend/Approve 7-0

 

Steve Diebenow was in attendace to speak on behalf of the developer involved with this project. Mr. Diebenow reviewed the purpose of the bill, which authorizes an easement on the Southbank for a multi-family development. This bill reflects designs to meet developer’s requirements to connect a pedestrian walkway to the Riverwalk. In the amendments, #2 will be struck to correct the number of housing units from 185 to 300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CM Gulliford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2.  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 CO  Introduced: 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               TEU:  Defer                        FIN:  Defer

Defer

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CM Crescimbeni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3.  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. (Durden) (Introduced by CM's Crescimbeni & Dennis)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 3/13/18

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 21.11, City Charter & CR 3.601 - 4/10/18

 

1. 2/27/2018 CO  Introduced: TEU,F,R

 

    3/5/2018 TEU Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    3/6/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    3/6/2018 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 3/13/2018 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; TEU, F, R

 

3. 4/10/2018 CO PH Only

 

 

Bill Summary                   TEU:  Defer                         FIN:  Defer

Defer

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CM Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
4.  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)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/22/18

Public Hearing Pursuant to Sec 21.11, City Charter & CR 3.601 - 6/12/18

 

1. 4/24/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,R

 

    4/30/2018 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    5/1/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/8/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCSPHS, R

 

3. 5/22/2018 CO PH Only

 

   6/12/2018 CO PH Only

 

 

Bill Summary                   NCSPHS:  Defer                         

Defer

 

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of CM Pittman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5.  2018-292

ORD-MC Amend Chap 30 (Plan & Dev Dept), Part 2 (Planning Commission), Sec 30.203 (Conduct of Business), Ord Code, to  Provide  Automatic Deferral upon Req of Council Mbr by Noon on Monday prior to Sched Mtg & provide Notification to applicant.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM K. Brown)

LUZ PH-6/19/18

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601- 6/12/18

 

1. 5/8/2018 CO  Introduced: LUZ,R

 

    5/15/2018 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer;    5/15/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/22/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; LUZ, R

 

3. 6/12/2018 CO PH Only

 

    6/19/2018 LUZ PH Withdraw 7-0

 

 

Bill Summary

Defer

 

 

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CM Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
6.  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)

LUZ PH- 6/19/18, 7/17/18, 8/7/18, 8/21/18, 9/5/18, 9/18/18, 10/2/18, 10/16/18

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166.041(3)(c)(2), F.S. & CR 3.601 - 6/12/18, 6/26/18, 7/24/18, 8/14/18, 8/29/18, 9/11/18, 9/25/18, 10/9/18, 10/23/18

 

1. 5/8/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,R,LUZ

 

    5/14/2018 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    5/15/2018 LUZ Read 2nd & Rerefer;    5/15/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 5/22/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCSPHS, R, LUZ

 

3. 6/12/2018 CO PH Contd 6/26/18

 

   6/26/2018 CO PH Contd 7/24/18

 

   7/24/2018 CO PH Contd 8/14/18

 

   8/14/2018 CO PH Contd 8/29/18

 

   8/29/2018 CO PH Contd 9/11/18

 

   9/11/2018 CO PH Contd 9/25/18

 

   9/25/2018 CO PH Contd 10/9/18

 

   10/9/2018 CO PH Contd 10/23/18

 

 

Bill Summary                   NCSPHS:  Defer                         

Defer

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CM Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
7.  2018-387

RESO Concerning Duval County Tax Collector, Urging Candidate Elected in Special Election of Fall 2018 to Use Existing Surplus Letterhead & Envelopes in Lieu of Purchasing New Letterhead & Envelopes & Incurring Addnl Costs for remainder of Tax Collectors Unexpired term of 6/30/2019.  (Johnston) (Introduced by C/M Dennis)

(Co-Sponsored by CM Hazouri)

 

1. 6/12/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

    6/19/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 6/26/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Defer

 

 

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of

CP Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8.  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)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601-7/24/18

 

1. 6/26/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,F,R

 

    7/16/2018 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    7/17/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    7/17/2018 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 7/24/2018 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCSPHS, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary                   NCSPHS:   Defer                        FIN:  Defer

Defer

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFER

 

At the request of CM Brosche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
9.  2018-570

ORD-MC re Transparency in City Govt; Creating New Sec. 126.114 (Notification of Campaign Contributions by Bidding or Contracting Party), Chap 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to Provide for Notice of Campaign Contributions by Parties Contracting with the City; Create New Sec. 602.805 (Private Air Travel with Lobbyist), Chap 602 (Jax Ethics Code), Ord Code, to Require Disclosure by Certain Elected Officials of Details Concerning Use of Privately-Owned Aircraft; Amend Sec. 602.1207 (Public Records). Chap 602 (Jax Ethics Code) Ord Code, to Require Posting of Public Record Emails & Disclosure of Certain Public Record Text Messages; Repealing Sec. 602.1213 (Penalty Provisions), Chap 602 (Jax Ethics Code) Ord Code, to Delete the Penalties Provision (Brosche) (Introduced by CM Brosche)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/11/18

 

1. 8/29/2018 CO  Introduced:R                                                                            

 

    9/5/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/11/2018 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Defer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMEND

1. Pg. 1, line 15: insert “that” after “utility”

2. Pg. 2, line 1: change “2000” to “2,000”

3. Pg. 2, line 2: change “headquarter” to “headquarters”

4. Pg. 2, line 6: insert comma after “electric”

5. Pg. 2, line 19: strike “totaled $116,629,815” and insert “will total $116,619,815”

6. Pg. 3, line 15: capitalize “county”

7. Pg. 3, line 18: strike “Labors” and insert “Laborers’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
10.  2018-593

RESO Expressing City Council's Opposition to the Sale of JEA at this time. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis)

 

1. 8/29/2018 CO  Introduced: R,F                                                                            CM Dennis      

 

    9/5/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    9/5/2018 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/11/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R, F

 

 

Bill Summary                   FIN: No motion to move the amendment or the bill                          

 

No motion to move the amendment or the bill

 

Councilman Dennis was in attendance to speak on behalf of this bill, which he believes to be a necessary unified council statement against the sale of JEA. None of the council members motioned to move the amendment or the bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMEND

Add septic tank phase-out as a 5 year goal to reflect actions taken at the City Council Strategic Planning meeting held on June 20, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
11.  2018-594

RESO Adopting the City Council's 1-3, & 5-year Strategic Plan (Clements) (Introduced by Council President Bowman) (Co-Sponsored by CM Hazouri)

 

1. 8/29/2018 CO  Introduced: R                                              Council President Bowman      

 

    9/5/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/11/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Defer

 

The committee decided to defer this bill one more cycle to allow for more time for council members to develop their assigned metrics for the strategic plan goals.

 

 

 

 

 

AMEND

1. Correct waiver to waive Section 122.424 since the aggregate value is above $25,000 and this will allow for a direct sale

2. Correct scrivener errors

 

 

 

 

 
12.  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. (District 7-R. Gaffney) (Johnston) (Introduced by CM R. Gaffney) (Co-Sponsored by CM Newby)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/25/18

 

1. 9/11/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,F,R                                                          CM Gaffney

 

    9/17/2018 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    9/18/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    9/18/2018 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/25/2018 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCSPHS, F, R

 

    10/1/2018 NCSPHS Amend/Approve 6-0

 

 

Bill Summary                                        FIN:  Amend/App

Amend/Approve 7-0

 

 

 

 

AMENDMENTS & CONCERN

 

 

See auditor’s attachment on pages 9-10

 

 
13.  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)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 9/25/18

 

1. 9/11/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,F,R                                                              Tom Daly

 

    9/17/2018 NCSPHS Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

    9/18/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer;    9/18/2018 F Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/25/2018 CO PH Read 2nd & Rereferred; NCSPHS, F, R

 

 

Bill Summary               Fact Sheet    NCSPHS:  Amend/App                 FIN:  Amend/App

Amend/Approve 7-0

 

There was some discussion about this bill and the ramifications of passing appropriation obligations on to future council members. Brian Hughes, Interim CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority, was in attendance to answer questions. The City would support the estimated $11.1 million project with a grant of $1.5 million from the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund to assist with the exterior renovation of the building and a loan from the Northbank CRA Trust Fund of $750,000, payable over a term of 21 years with a 1.5% interest rate. The first 12 monthly payments will be interest only, with the loan then amortizing over the remaining 240 months.

 

This bill was amended/approved with the following amendment from the Finance Committee: Finance Amendment:

1.             Clarify in the bill that the $750,000 Loan is from the Northbank CRA Trust Fund

2.             Include the 2018 assessed value amount of $122,272 for the city-owned parcel in the bill

3.             Include the DIA as one of the Oversight Departments

4.             Place a Revised Agreement On File to:

a.     Strike the “parking use restriction” from Section 5.3(e)(i)

b.     Change all references to Downtown Economic Development Fund to Northbank CRA Trust Fund

c.     Strike Section 8.6(e) since it refers to a parking garage and garage leases and is not needed

d.     In Section 11.3(b) strike reference to Loan

e.     Include reverter provision for the City parcel based on commencement of construction and update Exhibit C (Quitclaim Deed)

f.      Correct scriveners errors

g.     Correct exhibit references

h.     Require an appraisal at the time of disbursement of Loan to ensure that the combined value of all liens on the Project Parcel shall not exceed 85% of the then current appraised value

 

 

 

  14.  2018-631

RESO Conf Appt of James Brent Allen to the Downtown Development Review Board, Replacing Rafael E. Caldera, as a Downtown Property Owner Rep for First Full Term to expire 6/30/20. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 9/11/2018 CO  Introduced: R                                                                      APPOINTMENT

 

    9/18/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer

 

2. 9/25/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Amend/Approve 7-0

A floor amendment was added for this bill to correct the listed criteria for Mr. Allen to serve on the Downtown Development Review Board. The language indicates that Mr. Allen is a downtown property  owner, but he does not own but  instead leases office space downtown.

 

15.  2018-654

RESO Conf Appt of Maximilian S. Glober  to Jax Historic Preservation Comm, Replacing Cora Jones Hackley for Partial Term exp ¾/20. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

 

1. 9/25/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

    10/2/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer                                                               APPOINTMENT

 

2. 10/9/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Approve 7-0

 

 

 

16.  2018-655

RESO Conf Appt of Kimberly Scott as School Bd Rep to the Civil Svc Bd replacing B.J. Laster  for 1st Full Term exp 6/30/21. (Chastain) (Req of Duval County School Bd)

 

1. 9/25/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

    10/2/2018 R Read 2nd & Rerefer                                                                APPOINTMENT

 

2. 10/9/2018 CO Read 2nd & Rereferred; R

 

 

Bill Summary

Approve 7-0

 

 

 

17.  2018-681

 

2nd

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)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 – 10/23/18

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: NCSPHS,R

 

 

Bill Summary                 NCSPHS:  2nd

2nd reading

 

 

18.  2018-685

RESO Conf Appt of Steven E. Rohan to the Civil Svc Bd replacing Deena Bateh Wallace  for Unexpired Term exp 6/30/20. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

2nd

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

19.  2018-686

RESO Conf Appt of Patrick J. Greive as City’s Director of Finance & Admin/Chief Financial Officer. (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

2nd

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

20.  2018-687

RESO Conf Appt of Randall E. Barnes as City’s Treasurer (Chief of Treasury Division) (McCain) (Req of Mayor)

2nd

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

21.  2018-688

RESO Conf Appt of Brenna M Durden to the Downtown Development Review Board, Replacing Carol C. Worsham, as a Full Time Employee at a Business Located within the Downtown Area Rep for Partial Term to expire 6/30/19. (Sidman) (Req of Mayor)

2nd

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

22.  2018-689

 

2nd

RESO Conf Appt of Carol Worsham to Downtown Investment Authority Bd, as an Architect, Replacing Brenna M. Durden, for 1st Full Term exp 6/30/2022. (Distel) (Introduced by CP Bowman)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

23.  2018-690

 

2nd

RESO Appt Thomas Deck as Member of the Environmental Protection Bd, Replacing Leo C. Hearn, Jr.  as an Affected Industry Rep for 1st Full Term exp 9/30/21. (Distel) (Introduced by CP Bowman)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

2nd reading

 

 

 

 

24.  2018-691

RESO Honoring and Commending Terry Parker Baptist Church on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary. (Clements) (Introduced by CM Morgan) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Hazouri & Crescimbeni)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

Approve 7-0

 

 

 

25.  2018-692

RESO Honoring and Commemorating the Life and Accomplishments of Jacksonville Free Press Publisher Rita Perry. (Clements) (Introduced by CM Morgan) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Hazouri, Dennis, Crescimbeni)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

Approve 7-0

 

 

 

 

 

26.  2018-693

RESO Designating Month of November as Diabetes Awareness Month in Jacksonville. (Clements) (Introduced by CM Love) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Hazouri, Dennis, Crescimbeni & Morgan)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R

 

Approve 7-0

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
27.  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)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R, NCSPHS, F                                             CM Schellenberg

 

 

NCSPHS:   Emergency fails/2nd                                    FIN:  Emergency fails/2nd

 

Emergency fails/2nd                                   

 

28.  2018-695

 

2nd

RESO Honoring 50 yrs of Municipal Home Rule in FL Constitution and committing to an Educational Initiative to help Floridians to understand this Beneficial Right. (Clements) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni)

 

1. 10/9/2018 CO  Introduced: R                                                                 

                                            2nd reading

 

 

****NOTE: Other items may be added at the discretion of the Chair*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes: Colleen Hampsey, Council Research

(904) 630-1498 CHampsey@coj.net

Posted 10.17.18 5:00 pm

 

·         Tapes:  Rules Committee Meeting – LSD 10.16.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018-630 Jones Brothers Furniture Redevelopment Agreement

 

Summary:

This bill will authorize the execution of a Redevelopment Agreement for the renovation of the Jones Brothers Furniture Building (520 N. Hogan Rd.) and an adjacent building (502 N. Hogan Rd.). The Redevelopment Agreement will provide for a grant from the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund in the amount of $1,500,000, a loan of $750,000 from the Northbank CRA Trust Fund, with a term of 21 years at a 1.5% annual interest rate with the first year being interest only payments, along with the conveyance of a city-owned parcel with a 2018 assessed value of $122,272 for $1.00. According to DIA’s calculation, the project will generate a Return on Investment of 0.54.

 

The developer intends to renovate and develop approximately 28 units of residential rental apartments, approximately 10,247 square feet of retail space and approximately 1,040 square feet of office space at an estimated cost of $11,800,000. The development shall commence no later than 15 months from the effective date of the agreement and then be completed within 30 months from the effective date of the agreement.

 

CONCERN:

The Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund has been over committed. This started with the approval of Ordinance 2017-403-E which provided for a $4,000,000 grant for the Barnett Building (which has been encumbered) and a $4,000,000 grant for the Laura St. Trio. As stated on our hand-out for Ordinance 2017-403-E, “the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund has enough funds for the $4 Million grant to the Barnett developer. The funding source for the $4 Million grant to the Trio developer has not yet been identified as there are not sufficient funds remaining in the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund.” Below is a summary of pending and proposed commitments from the trust fund that could impact the General Fund/GSD.

 

 

Another project that will have a General Fund/GSD impact is the redevelopment of the Berkman II Tower and parking garage recently approved by the DIA Board (DIA Resolution 2018-09-02). According to the term sheet, as part of the incentives for the Berkman II project, there will be an $8,250,000 Operational Grant and a $3,250,000 Redevelopment Completion Grant, both to be funded by the General Fund/GSD. If the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund is ultimately funded by the General Fund/GSD, these pending and proposed commitments could have a total impact of $17.8 Million on the General Fund/GSD over multiple years. 

Council Auditor’s Office Recommendation (rolled into Finance Amendment):

The decision to fully fund, partially fund or not fund these upcoming commitments is a policy decision. If the Jones Brothers Furniture project is approved without appropriating funding to the Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund, we recommend that the DIA be required to include, as part of the legislative file with each piece of legislation, a complete list of all outstanding commitments and indicate whether or not they are funded and the source of funding. This would allow for a more formal tracking of all outstanding commitments for DIA projects and it will also provide the Budget Office an estimated timeframe on when the payments would be made for each project on an annual basis. This requirement would be similar to each economic development deal or incentive proposed by the Office of Economic Development.

 

Finance Amendment:

  1. Clarify in the bill that the $750,000 Loan is from the Northbank CRA Trust Fund
  2. Include the 2018 assessed value amount of $122,272 for the city-owned parcel in the bill
  3. Include the DIA as one of the Oversight Departments
  4. Place a Revised Agreement On File to:
    1. Strike the “parking use restriction” from Section 5.3(e)(i)
    2. Change all references to Downtown Economic Development Fund to Northbank CRA Trust Fund
    3. Strike Section 8.6(e) since it refers to a parking garage and garage leases and is not needed
    4. In Section 11.3(b) strike reference to Loan
    5. Include reverter provision for the City parcel based on commencement of construction and update Exhibit C (Quitclaim Deed)
    6. Correct scriveners errors
    7. Correct exhibit references
    8. Require an appraisal at the time of disbursement of Loan to ensure that the combined value of all liens on the Project Parcel shall not exceed 85% of the then current appraised value