Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 March 20, 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), Reggie Gaffney (arr. 9:04), Bill Gulliford, Lori Boyer, Jim Love


Also: Council Member Al Ferraro; Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman and Emerson Lotzia  – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Crystal Shemwell – Legislative Services Division; Sam Mousa, Brian Hughes, Jordan Elsbury, Leeann Krieg – Mayor’s Office; Joey Greive and A.J. Souto – Finance and Administration Department; Kirk Wendland and Ed Randolph – Office of Economic Development; John Pappas and Eric Fuller – Public Works Department; Laura Stagner-Crites – Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority


Meeting Convened: 9:02 a.m.


Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 5 items marked for deferral, 17 items ready for action, and 12 items for second reading and re-referral.


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


2019-125 (Approp $899,955.00 from Countywide ADA Compliance - Public Bldgs Proj to the ADA Compliance - Pretrial Detention Facility Proj to bring it into Compliance with ADA Requiremts Mandated in Settlemt Agreemt with U.S. Dept of Justice; Amend Ord 2018-505-E (CIP) to decrease funding for the Proj "ADA Compliance - Public Bldgs" and increase funding for Proj "ADA Compliance - Pretrial Detention Facility”): Amend/Move


2019-126 (ORD Amend Ord 2015-835-E, as Amended by Ord 2016-232-E, 2016-422-E, 2016-648-E, 2016-739-E, 2017-272-E, 2017-696-E, 2018-86-E & 2018-531-E, to Extend Temporary Moratorium (180 Days) on Medallion Renewals & Late Fees for Medallion Renewals pertaining to Vehicles for hire Pursuant. to Sec. 220.717, Ord Code, for an addnl 180 days; providing that the moratorium remain in effect from enactment until 9/17/19; providing for notification to the JIA & Exec.Director of the JIA & the Beaches Police Chiefs; providing for retroactive applicability): Move


2019-129 (ORD Approp. $15,000 Grant recv'd. from AT&T to fund the positivity project, a "Train the Trainer" approach with a focus on positive Psychology's 24 character strengths, invoking the exception to sec. 126.107 (g),Ord code; Apv & Auth the Mayor & Corp Sec & CEO of the KHA to execute a contract with the positivity project for children's svcs. programs; waiving the provisions in Chapt. 77 (Kids Hope Alliance), Sec. 77.111 (a) (provider contracts), Ord code): Amend/Move


2019-130 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver a lease agreement. btwn. The City of Jax (Lessor) & Jacksonville University (Lessee), for a term of 10 yrs., subject to a right in lessee to terminate without cause on 60days' notice, propty. located in Mayport, FL. for $1.00 per yr., for lessee's use for general administrative & office use, educational, outreach, & development programs include an educational & outreach program with Ocearch; Oversight by Real Estate Div.,Dept.of the PW): Amend/Move


2019-131 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver that certain lease agreement btwn The City of Jax ("Landlord") & Gryphon Marine, LLC, F/K/A CDI Marine Co. LLC. ("Tenant") for bldg 900 at Cecil Commerce Ctr., 12,474 sq. ft. of Ofc Space located at 6017 POW-MIA Memorial Pkway, Jax, FL., for a term of 2 yrs, with options to renew for (2) addnl 12 month terms at a monthly rental rate of $10,476.66 with a CAM of $200 per month, with 3% annual rent increases; Oversight by the OED): Amend/Move


2019-132 (ORD Approp a transfer of $1,100,000 in funding from OED Rsv Acct to an Operating Line within the Shipyards Environmental Cleanup Project, Amending the 2019-2023 CIP Apv by Ord 2018-505-E to provide funding for the Project entitled "Shipyards Project - Environmental Cleanup"): Amend/Move


2019-133 (ORD Auth the Granting of a Non-Residential Solid Waste Collection & Transportation Franchise to JJ's Waste & Recycling, LLC, Pursuant to Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Mgmt.), Pt 6 (Nonresidential Solid Waste Collection & Transportation Franchises), Ord Code; Oversight by Solid Waste Div, Dept of PW): Move


2019-134 (ORD Auth the Borrowing & Approp of $18,000,000 in Funding from the City's Commercial Paper Facility, in order to provide Funding (1) $15,000,000 to Settle Certain Litigation btwn the City & Jacksonville Landing Investments, LLC. ("JLI") concerning the Disposition, Development & Lease agreement btwn the City & JLI("Landing Lease"), Terminate the Landing Lease, & acquire title to the Landing Bldg. Improvemnts & related personal property; (2) $1,500,000 for obligations of The City relating to Sublease termination, Tenant Relocation Costs, & other expenses; (3) $1,500,000 for Demolition of the Landing Bldg Improvemnts & Site Preparation costs; Amend the 2019-2023 CIP,  Apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to add the Project entitled "JLI West Parcel Demolition/Site Preparation";  Approving the settlement of certain litigation btwn The City & JLI with respect to Landing Lease; Apv & Auth the Mayor or Designee & Corp Sec to Execute said agreemts as set forth in the settlement agreement;  Auth OGC or designee to take further action to conclude the litigation): Move


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.): Amend/Move


2019-136 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, for & on behalf of the City, that Certain Agreemnt for Sale & Purchase  ("PSA") btwn the City of Jax ("City") & Harbour Waterway Special Dist ("Harbour"), & to Execute all deeds & closing documents relating thereto & take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the agreement, for the PSA, comprised of approx 44 acres of real propty located on an Island/Peninsula used for Dredge Spoil & known as Reed Island in the St. Johns River South of Blount Island less than 4 miles West of the Intracoastal Waterway ("The Property") for total purchase of $88,000; Waiver of Chapt 122 (Public Property), Sec 122.408 (Parklands Preservation Policy), Ord Code, that no Park-Related Land shall be converted to another use or sold by the City unless the City replaces that Land with New Park Faciltiies; Oversight by Real Estate Div of the PW Dept.): Amend/Move


Council Member Ferraro will be present to discuss the bill.


2019-137 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver an Amendment 2 to lease Agreemnt btwn The City of Jax ("City") & Grace Aerospace, LLC. ("Tenant"), for the lease of (1) 4,350 sq. ft. of addnl space within Bldg 905 at a monthly rental rate of  $ 2,240.25; & (2)  addnl space in Bldg 905-1 comprised of 1,773 sq. ft. Ofc Space at a monthly rate of $1,287.50, each bldg, at 13541 Lake Newman St., Jax, FL in Cecil Commerce Center; Oversight by OED): Amend/Move


2019-138 (ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute a Purchase & Sale Agreemt btwn City of Jax & the Vestcor Family Foundation, Inc., a FL Corp, Not for Profit ("Developer") & to Execute all deeds & closing documnts. relating thereto & take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the agreemt, for the conveyance to Developer of Propty., comprised of 2 parcels consisting of approx 10.42 acres parcels of Parkland & unimproved Real Propty at 2100 & 2039 Forest St., Jax, FL (The Property"), to redevelop into a Charter School; declare property to be surplus to needs of the City; Waiving Sec 122.421(b) (Preservation of Parklands); reserving or granting all utilities & facilities easement for JEA: Oversight by Real Estate Div.): Amend/Move


Council Member Boyer will offer a floor amendment, bullet points for which have been handed out by the Office of General Counsel. The NCSPHS amendment from yesterday will be distributed at the start of the meeting.


2019-148 (RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Auth of its Multifamily Housing

Revenue Bonds (Monaco Arms Apts), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $16,830,000 for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs related to the acquisition, rehabilitation & equipping of existing Multifamily Residential Housing Facilities for persons or families of low, middle, or moderate income, located at 10415 & 10525 Monaco Dr., Jax, FL to be commonly known as "Monaco Arms Apts."; determining credit not being pledged): Move


2019-149 (RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Auth of its Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Ashley Square) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $16,500,000 for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs related to the acquisition & construction of a Multifamily Residential Housing Facilities for elderly persons of low, middle, or moderate income located at 127 East Ashley St. & 116 East Beaver St., Jax, FL to be commonly known as "Ashley Square Apts."; determining credit not being pledged): Move


2019-150 (RESO Auth Appl to Florida Inland Navigation Dist (FIND) for 2019 Grants to undertake specified Waterways-Related Projs; Auth Grant Agreemts with FIND as well as Related Docs; Acknowledge Willingness to meet Funding Requiremts; Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept.): Move


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


2019-152 (ORD-MC Approp $486,061.70 from Tourist Dev Tax Special Revenue Fund to Fund Convention Grants awarded Pursuant to Sec 666.108(B) (3) (VI) under Tourist Dev Plan set forth in Chapt 666, Ord Code, to separately account for and allow such grant funding to carryover each year; purpose; amend the TDC FY 2018-2019 Budget, Schedule W of The Annual Budget apv by Ord 2018-504-E to amend Convention Sales & Services Plan Component Budget Line Item to Itemize Funding for Convention Grants; Amend Sec 111.600 (Tourist Dev Tax Spec Rev Fund; Dev & Contingency), Pt 6 (Economic & Comm Dev), Chapt 111 (Spec Rev & Trust Accts), Ord Code; Amend Chapt 666 (Duval County Tourist Dev Plan), Sec 666.108 (Tourist Dev Plan); Ord Code; Amend Tourist Dev Council Grant Guidelines): Move


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): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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"): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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.): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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.): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer


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): 2nd and rerefer




Meeting Adjourned: 9:08 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research


              3.20.19   Posted 9:30 a.m.

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