TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY & UTILITIES COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
February 20, 2018
City Council Chamber
First Floor, City Hall
117 West Duval Street
Attendance: Council Members Al Ferraro (Chair), Jim Love (Vice Chair), Lori Boyer, Aaron Bowman, Tommy Hazouri; Assistant General Counsel Paige Johnston; Phillip Peterson, Heather Reber, Council Auditor’s Office; Jordan Elsbury, Administration; Adri Maguire Segu, Legislative Assistant; John J. Jackson, Council Research Division.
The Chair, Council Member Al Ferraro, called the agenda meeting to order at 1:31 P.M.
The Chair requested Phillip Peterson to review the marked agenda that had been prepared by the Council Auditor’s Office. There were six (6) items ready for action, eight (8) items being deferred, and five (5) items being seconded and re-referred.
Council Member Aaron Bowman said that he was glad that Item #5, ORD-MC 2017-807, Amend Chapt 804 (Jax Traffic Code) Creating New Pat 15 (Truck Route Regs), Ord Code…was being deferred. He feels that it would be helpful to have a public meeting with truckers and other interested parties. Council Member Lori Boyer suggested that at the next scheduled meeting of the Transportation, Energy & Utilities Committee, truckers, the Sensitive Streets Standards Committee and other interested parties could gather and air viewpoints. The Chair indicated that though the item was marked for deferral, trucking industry representatives were present and he would permit them to voice their views, provided they filled out speakers’ cards.
The Chair indicated that though Item #8, ORD 2018-20, Auth Purchase & Sale Agreemt with CSX Transportation, Inc for Purchase of 4.13 Acres from CSX..., was marked as ready for action, he was going to defer it. Council Member Tommy Hazouri inquired as to why the item was being deferred. The Chair said that he still had questions that needed to be addressed. Jordan Elsbury, representing the Administration, explained that the Mayor’s Budget Review Committee had deferred the item at its last meeting. Chief Administrative Officer, Sam Mousa, also had questions that he felt needed to be resolved.
On Item #12, ORD 2018-46, Auth the Community Aesthetic Feature Agreemt with FDOT…, Council Member Boyer indicated that she would have questions to raise during the Committee meeting.
On Item #13, ORD 2018-47, Closing & Abandoning &/or Disclaiming a Portion of Beverly Ave…, Council Member Boyer explained that she was concerned that the City had paid for the paving of the site, some other party was going to put it to use and the City would not be able to recoup the money that it had spent to pave the site.
There being no further questions or comments, the Agenda meeting was adjourned at 1:37 P.M.
John J. Jackson, Council Research Division (904) 630-1729
February 21, 2018
Posted: 4:00 P.M.