Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 April 2, 2019

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), Joyce Morgan, Bill Gulliford, Lori Boyer

Excused: Council Member Jim Love


Also: Council Member John Crescimbeni; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman  – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Chiquita Moore – Mayor’s Office; Joey Greive and Angela Moyer – Finance and Administration Department; Kirk Wendland and Paul Crawford – Office of Economic Development; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Chief Kurt Wilson and Steve Woodard – Fire and Rescue Department


Meeting Convened: 9:0 a.m.


Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 7 items marked for deferral, 12 items ready for action, and 9 items for second reading and re-referral. The Council Auditor will present report #780A – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Payroll Audit Follow-up and will begin a discussion of the Property Appraiser’s budget.


2018-76 (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


2018-420 (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): Defer


2018-593 (Expressing City Council's Opposition to the Sale of JEA at this time): Defer


2018-661 (Amend the Beach Community Development District's Boundary, to Remove Approx 25.41 Acres from said District): Defer


2018-712 (ORD-MC regarding Prohibition of the Approval, Grant, or Issuance of Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates or Zoning Actions to Persons with Unpaid Civil  Penalties or Current Violations of the Ord Code; Amend Chapt 307 (Historic Preservation and Protection), Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Sec 307.111 (Enforcement; Civil Remedies); Amend Chapt 320 (Gen Provisions), Pt 4 (Permits), Sec 320.402 (Application for Permit); Amend Chapt 518 (Jax Propty Safety and Management Code), Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Sec 518.103 (Applicability); Creating a new Sec 609.110 (Prohibition of Administrative Action); Amend Chapt 650 (Comprehensive Planning for future Development), Pt 4 (Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan), Sec 650.402 (Initiation of Proposal); Amend Chapt 654 (Code of Subdivision Regs), Sec 654.105 (Applicability); Amend Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Subpart B (Administration), Sec 656.109 (Administration and Enforcement; Interpretation of Zoning Code; Administrative Deviations), and Sec 656.111 (Violations and Penalties); Amend Chapt 780 (Property Tax), Pt 3 (Tax Exemption for Rehabilitation and Properties in Historic Districts), Sec 780.305 (Application): Defer


2019-135 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute a Real Estate Purchase & Sale Agreemnt btwn The City of Jax & Load King Manufacturing Co., & to Execute all Deeds & Closing Docs relating thereto & take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the agreement, for the conveyance to Load King of Real Propty Comprised of 2 parcels approx..1.96 acres total at the corner of Myrtle Ave. N. & Union St. W., Jax,FL, to Expand & Redevelop the Load King Propty for new warehousing & shipping facilties which will result in addnl jobs for the community; Waiving Sec.122.421 (B) (Gen Provisions; Delegations of Authority), Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code, regarding Sale of Park Land to allow for Sale of Park Land; Directing Sale of proceeds specifically to Park Projects within Council Dist 9 in accordance with Sec 122.421 (I), Ord Code; Oversight by Real Estate Div of the Neighborhoods Dept.): Defer


2019-151 (ORD Auth Execution of  (1) Redev Agreemt among the City of Jax,("City"), Downtown Investment Authority ("DIA"), & 500 East Bay LLC ("Developer"); which Redev Agreemt provides  for Design & Constrn of a Hotel, Water Park, Family Entertainment Amenities, Parking Garage & Riverwalk Improvmts  by the Developer on the Northbank of the St. Johns River  within the Northbank Downtown CRA ("Project"); (2) Quitclaim Deed conveying an Approx 2.8 Acre Parcel of City-Owned Land to the Developer at the Cost of $584,000 per Acre, subject to adjustments set forth in the Redev Agreemt; (3) a Riverwalk Improvmts Costs Disbursement Agreemt by which the Developer shall Construct on Behalf of City & at City's Expense certain Riverwalk Improvmts to be owned by City & Related to Proj; (4) a Restrictive Covenants & Parking Rights Agreemt requires a Minimum of 200 Short Term Public Parking Spaces dedicated to Public Use; (5) Related Agreemts as described in Redev Agreemt; Auth $3,500,000 Parking Garage Grant upon Completion of the Parking Garage; Auth $3,250,000 Completion Grant Payable upon Completion of the Proj; Auth an $8,250,000 Operational Performance Grant Payable over 15 yrs after Completion of the Proj; Auth Recapture Enhanced Value (Rev) Grant not to Exceed $20,000,000 in Connection with the Proj; Waiving Prov. of Chapt 122,(Public Propty),Pt 4 ( Real Propty), Subpart C, (Community Redev Real Propty Dispositions),Ord Code, to Auth Sale of City Owned Real Propty without an Appraisal to Developer at Less than Fair  Market Value; Designating DIA as Contract Monitor for Redevelopmt Agreemt; Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP to add & Prov Funding for the Proj Entitled "North Bank Riverwalk Extension-Berkman II"; Designate Proj Oversight by  Public Works.  Waiver of Portion of Public Investment Policy adopted by ORD 2016-382-E which requires that in order for Developer to receive REV Grant, it must be in a targeted Industry category, must create at least 10 new full-time jobs, and wages therefore must be greater than or equal to 100% of the State of FL average wage and auth Parking Garage Grant, Completion Grant, & Operational Perf Grant): Defer


2019-168 (ORD Approp $15,614.42 of Fund Balance from the Duval County Teen Court Progs Trust in Order to Cover the Cost of a Part-time Employee within the Duval County Teen Court Prog; Auth Part-time Hours): Move


2019-169 (ORD Concerning Surplus Personal Propty of the City; Declaring that Certain 2000 Chevrolet G3500 Van Valued at $5,600 to be Surplus to the needs of the City; Auth the Approp Officials of the City to transfer title of Said Propty to NE FL Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. for Use as a Transport Vehicle for Expectant Mothers, at no Cost, in Accordance with Sec 122.812 (C), Ord Code; Desig the Fleet Mgmt Div to Monitor Actual Use of Said Propty): Move


2019-170 (ORD Approp $617,587.48 from Capital Improvemt Projs Certified Complete By Director of Public Works, Closed, & had Residual Balances Returned  to their Source or Sources of Origin, as well as Gen Fund Debt Service Interest, to Provide Funding for Fire Station Repairs; Providing Carryover of Funds FY 2019-2020; Amend 2019-2023  5-Yr CIP Apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to Provide Funding for Proj "JFRD Fire Station Repairs"): Amend/Move


2019-171 (ORD Approp $317,000.00 from Gen Fund/Gen Svc Dist Fund Balance to Provide Funding for the Settlemnt of a Lawsuit Filed by Eric Mitchell against the City, Gail Loput, & Kurt Wilson, alleging Race Discrimination & Retaliation; Apv the Settlemnt of Claims, include Claims for Attorney's Fees & Court Costs, in Trial Proceedings arising from Eric Mitchell v. the City of Jax, FL., et al; Auth Gen Counsel or Designee to take further Action to conclude the Litigation): Move


2019-172 (ORD Apv & Auth Execution & Delivery of; an Agreemt to Settle Demo & Nuisance Liens Among the City of Jacksonville, Trout River Opportunity Fund, LLC, Corner Lot Dev Group, LLC and Breeze Homes, LLC, (Collectively, "Developers"), in Connection with the Redev, Rehab & Improvemt of the Vacant Propty located at 5809 Trout River Blvd, RE no. 021161-0000, which Lien Agreemnt Auth a Reduction of the Demo & Nuisance Liens to allow the Developers to Construct & Install New Water Utility Pipes & Lines Systems on the Subj Propty at an Est cost of $2,000,000 as described in (1) the Water Main Extension Site plan, and (2) the Geotechnical Exploration Trout River Water Main Report dated 5/15/18; Directing the Finance & Admin Dept, Planning & Developmnt Dept & Neighborhoods Dept to Monitor Compliance with the Lien Agreemnt; Auth Termination of the Lien Agreemnt if the Developer fails to meet a Deadline to apply for & successfully obtain the Required Environmental Resource Permit on/before June 1, 2019): Amend/Move


2019-173 (ORD Approp $764,823.00 from FY 2018  Fund Balance within the Kathryn Hanna Park Subfund in order to reduce the FY 2019 Gen Fund - GSD Loan & Place the Funding into a Contingency for Initial Funding of the Cure Violence Prog Pending the Developmnt of a Completed Scope of Work & Svcs.): Move

Council Member Morgan will be offering a floor amendment to cap the amount that can be spent on food.


2019-174 (ORD Approp $30,000.00 in Federal Pass thru Grant Funds from FDOT to Reimburse the City for its Participation in the Design & Proj Mgmt for Sidewalk Improvmnts on Cedar Point Rd from East of Grover Rd, to West of Boney Rd; Oversight by Engineering & Construct Mgmt Div of Public Works): Amend/Move


2019-177 (ORD Approp $3, 325,000.00 (Residual FY 2018 Debt Svc Capacity within the Sports Complex Maint Subfund & Avail Rev within the Amphitheater Subfund) to Provide funding for var CIP's in the Sports & Entertainment Area as well as Approp avail Rev within the Amphitheater Subfund  for var CIP's): Amend/Move


2019-178 (ORD Approp a total of $254,840.00 from the Tree Protection & related Trust Fund, Ord Subfund 15F, for the Proj known as " Moncrief Rd Beautification" along Moncrief Rd from 33rd St. to 45th St., Providing for Reversion of Unspent Funds; Oversight by PW Dept; Directive utilize Procuremnt Code for selection of contractor): Amend/Move

This bill will be taken up first and Council Member Crescimbeni will be present to discuss the project and offer an amendment.


2019-179 (ORD Approp a total of $269,000 from the Jax Recreational & Environmental Land Acquisition Capital Projs Fund to Tree Hill, Inc., $103,000.00 of which shall be used for Acquisition of Propty at 7150 Lone Star Rd & the balance for Improvmnts to the Propty; Auth the Mayor or designee & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & Tree Hill, Inc. for the purpose of acquiring the Propty & Constructing the Improvmnts; invoke exception of 126.107 (G), Ord Code, to award the Professional Svcs to Tree Hill, Inc. for Mgmt & Oversight of the acquisition & construction; Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to provide funding for the Proj entitled "Tree Hill Expansion & Improvement" Oversight by Parks, Recreation & Comm Svcs Dept.): Amend/Move


2019-180 (ORD Auth Issuance by City of its Health Care Facilities Rev & Refunding Bonds Baptist Health), Series 2019, of $380,300,000 & Auth a Loan by the City to Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc (Baptist) in an Amount equal to the Amount of the Bonds, for Refunding Outstanding refunded bonds, which were Loaned to Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc & Financed or Reimbursed the Cost of the Acquisition Constrn & Equipping of Certain Health Care Facilities for said Corp. in the City of Jax,FL; Appt a Bond Trustee; Auth a Delegated Negotiated Sale of Bonds, Apv Conditions & Criteria for the Sale & Auth the City's Economic Dev Officer to Award the Negotiated Sale of Bonds to the Purchaser): Amend/Move


2019-183 (ORD-MC Repealing Chapt 220 (Vehicles for Hire), Ord Code, in its entirety; Creating a New Chapt 220 (Vehicles for Hire), Ord Code, to Provide for Vehicles for Hire Background Checks, Insurance, Standards of Svcs, Rates & Administration): Amend/Move

This bill will be discussed second on the agenda.


2019-206 (ORD Approp $313,060.00 from Insured Progs (581) NC Transfer from Retained Earnings (JXSF581) to increase FY 19 Budget for AFRM581AD - Risk Mgmt Admin for Sub Object 03109 - Professional Svcs by $263,060.00 & Sub Object 04519 - Premium Paid - Propty by $50,000): 2nd and rerefer


2019-207 (ORD Apv Isle of Palms Special Dist Amended FY 2019/2020 Budget): 2nd and rerefer


2019-208 (ORD Approp $50,000.00 Grant Award from The Duffield Family Foundation D/B/A Maddie's  Fund to Support a Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship): 2nd and rerefer


2019-210 (ORD-MC re Chapters 80 (Public Svc Grant Council) & 118 (City Grants);  Amend Chapt 80 (Public Svc Grant Council), Sec. 80.103 (Functions, Powers & Duties) & 80.104 (Definitions), Ord Code; Amend Chapt 118 (City Grants), Ord Code; Estab the 2019-2020 Categories of most vulnerable persons & needs for Public Svc Grant Approps.): 2nd and rerefer


2019-211 (ORD Approp $64,379.93 from Mobility Fees collected in Mobility Zone 8 to add Bicycle Lanes on Bowden Rd btwn the I-95 Ramps & Spring Park Rd, Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP, to increase funding for Proj entitled "Bowden Rd Bicycle Lanes"):2nd and rerefer


2019-212 (ORD Approp $160,000 from Dept of Homeland Security thru FL Div of Emerg Mgmt for the Homeland Security Grant Prog to purchase 2 trailers with barriers; Auth Fed-Funded Sub-Award & Grant Agreemt btwn FL Div of Emerg Mgmt & the City of Jax on behalf of JFRD; Designate Oversight by Emerg Preparedness Div of JFRD): 2nd and rerefer


2019-214 (ORD Apv & Auth Certain Mutual Release Subsequent to Assignmt of Lease Agreemt dated 11/21/18 (Lease) with The Brick Coffee House Inc. (Tenant) btwn The City Of Jax (Landlord), as assigned & assumption agreemt, effective 12/12/18 to Shiva Vision, LLC (New Tenant), apvd by Ord 2018-628-E, apvd by Chief of Real Estate; Designate Oversight by Real Estate Div of P.W.): 2nd and rerefer


2019-215 (ORD Approp $278,952.16 in avail Revenue & Reserves within the Art in Public Places Trust Fund & Funding from the Public Art Proj in Var Capital Subfunds in order to correct Subobjects, provide addnl funding to complete the Cuba Hunter Park Public Art Neighborhood Proj, & move Funding into the Misc Svcs & Charges Subobject to Fund Projs listed on the Conservation Rpt; Amend the 2019-2023 5 Yr  CIP to increase Funding for Proj entitled "Cuba Hunter Park-Public Art"):2nd and rerefer


2019-216 (ORD Approp $350,000.00 ($150,000.00 from entrance fees within Lonnie Miller Regional Pk Capital Improvmt Trust Fund, $99,000 from Countywide Parks & Recreation Projs within Subfund 32E, $32,066.42 from Council Dist 10 Loblolly Funds, $746.51 from Council Dist 10 Park Acquistion/Developmt & Maint Trust-Saratoga, $2,593.66 from Council Dist 10 RCR Bond Constrn & Park Acquistion/Maint - Ft. George, & $65,593.41 from Council Dist-10 Better Jax Bonds) to purchase Playground Equipmt for Lonnie Miller Regional Park at 7689 Price Lane, Jax, FL; Prov Carryover of Funds into Subsequent FYs; Prov Reverter of Unspent Funds; Apv & Auth the Mayor, Designee, Corp Secretary to Exec & Deliver Agreemt btwn The City & Kompan, Inc. for install of Playground Equipment at Lonnie Miller Regional Park. Designate Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation & Comm Svcs; invoke except of 126.107 (G) Exemptions Chapt 126 (Proc Cide),Ord Code, to direct contract with Kompan, Inc. for Playscape;  Amend the 2018-2022 5 Yr CIP  to add funding for Proj entitled "Lonnie Miller Regional Park-Playground"): 2nd and rerefer


Meeting Adjourned: 9:08 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research


              4.2.19   Posted 9:30 a.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD