Finance Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

 January 3, 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, Bill Gulliford, Joyce Morgan, Lori Boyer, Jim Love


Also: Kyle Billy and Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Peggy Sidman – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements – Council Research Division; Adri Maguire Segui – Legislative Services Division; Sam Mousa, Leeann Krieg and Jordan Elsbury – Mayor’s Office; Joey Greive, Teresa Eichner and A.J. Souto – Finance and Administration Department; John Pappas – Public Works Department; Kirk Wendland and Ed Randolph – Office of Economic Development; Stephanie Burch and Brian Mosier – Neighborhoods Department; James Richardson – Environmental Protection Board


Meeting Convened: 9:00 a.m.


Chairman Anderson called the meeting to order and reviewed the Auditor’s marked agenda which included 6 items marked for deferral, 11 items ready for action and 6 items for second reading and re-referral.


Council Auditor Kyle Billy will give the quarterly budget report for the last quarter of FY17-18. Council Member Boyer will give a PowerPoint presentation on the McCoy’s Creek revitalization project.


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 until March


2018-712 (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): Defer


2018-747 (Amend Sec 21.07 (Fiscal & Budgetary Functions), Article 21 (JEA), City Charter, relating to JEA's Annual Contribution Payment; Apv Amend to Interagency Agreemt with JEA): Defer


2018-828 (Auth Economic Dev Agreemt with Project Flamingo supporting the Expansion of the Company's Operations to Jax, FL): Amend/Move


2018-833 (Approp $550,000.00 Grant  from Dept of Justice, Ofc on Violence Against Women to provide funding for The Safety First Project for Supervised Family Visitation for Victims of Domestic Violence): Amend/Move


2018-834 (Approp from Nuisance Abatemt Spec Lien Rev Fund $2,447,536.46 ($1,199,292.87 to Neighborhoods - Municipal Code Compliance for Nuisance Abatemt Contractual Svcs & $1,248,243.59 to Public Works Dept): Amend/Move


2018-835 (Approp $15,000.00 from Environmental Protection Bd (EPB) Trust Fund to EPB Operating Account to provide support for the Jax Envirothon, a hands-on competition enhancing student understanding of Natural Resources and Environmental Issues): Amend/Move


2018-836 (Approp $228,545.85 from Environmental Protection Bd (EPB) Trust Fund  ($136,431.00) & FDOT ($92,114.25) to begin Pilot Study to evaluate the application of naturally occurring Microbe Products to wet detention ponds as an alternative nonstructural best management practice): Amend/Move


2018-837 (Approp $2,050,000.00 from Tourist Dev Council (TDC) Development Acct to provide funding for two addnl CIP Projs in the 2019-2013 Five Yr CIP (1) $850,000 for Constrn of New Downtown Riverfront Visitor Ctr located in the Times Union Center for Performing Arts and (2) $1,200,000 for Constrn of outdoor wall projection venue on Northbank of St. Johns River adjacent to Times Union Ctr): Move


2018-842 (Approp $64,000.00 from Fund Balance to Provide funding for an Afterschool Prog to be provided by Jax Arts and Music School, Inc. to 40 students during the 2018-2019 School Yr.): Amend/Move


2018-843 (Approp $15,866.13 from Kids Hope Alliance Trust Fund into KHA Trust Fund Authority to provide quality Programming Options for Potential Mini-Grant Awards of up to $5,000.00 for Acceptable Programs related to any of the Kids Hope Alliance Essential Services Categories with a Priority and Emphasis on Programs that address High Poverty and Geographical Areas with High Levels of Violence): Amend/Move


2018-845 (Approp $100,000.00 from FDOT to Construct two separate trailheads on each side of the New National Cemetery Access Rd Proj): Amend/Move


2018-858 (Auth Commercial Dev Area Prog Loan in the up-to, Max Amt of $55,000 to Born in the South, Inc. D/B/A 1748 Bakehouse ("Company"), to partially fund purchase of equipment and leasehold improvemts to the Premises located at 1748 N. Main St): Amend/Move. Chairman Anderson asked to meet with OED Director Kirk Sherman after the agenda meeting on this bill.


2018-859 (Auth Economic Dev Agreemt with "Project Turtle" to Support Creation of Company's Operations in Jax): Move


2018-864 (Approp $30,000 from Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to provide 

Critical Mental Health and Substance Abuse Svcs to Duval County Teen Court Participants): 2nd and rerefer


2018-865 (Approp $112,745.00 from Metropolitan Park Maint (SF 1D4) - Dockage & Rental of City Facilities to Metropolitan Park Maint (SF 1D4) - Operating Expenses to provide funds for Maint & Improvements to Metropolitan Park and various facilities): 2nd and rerefer


2018-866 (Approp $790,000.00 by transferring funds from Operating Supplies - Rescue & Fire Operation in the FY 19 Gen Fund Budget to Capital Outlay, Bunker Gear, and Clothing Sub-Objects to purchase 1) Clothing & Bunker gear for the new Rescue Personnel to be assign to R17, R37, R44, and R61): 2nd and rerefer


2018-868 (Auth Interlocal Agreemt Continuing the First Coast Workforce Development Consortium (2018 Interlocal Agreemt) bet City & Counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau, Putnam & St Johns; Provide for 2-Yr Participation Limitation by the City in the 2018 Interlocal Agreemt): 2nd and rerefer


2018-869 (Auth 8th Amend to Amended & Restated Lease with Gator Bowl Assn, Inc): 2nd and rerefer


2018-872 (Auth Execution of a Redev Agreemt btwn the City of Jax,("City"), Downtown Investment Authority ("DIA"), & Axis Hotels LLC ("Developer) to support renovation by Developer of the Ambassador Hotel Bldg located at 420 N. Julia St & Construction of Approx 200 Residential Units of Market Rate Housing in the Northbank Downtown Redevelopment Area): 2nd and rerefer


Meeting Adjourned: 9:05 a.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research


              1.3.19   Posted 9:30 a.m.

Tapes:  Finance agenda meeting– LSD