Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 June 17, 2019

9:00 a.m.


Topic: NCSPHS Committee agenda meeting


Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


Attendance:   Council Members Sam Newby, Terrance Freeman, Randy White and Joyce Morgan


Also: Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Chiquita Moore– Mayor’s Office; Richard Distel– Council Research Division; Staci Lopez and Brooke Cockrell– Legislative Services Division.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were twenty-one (21) items ready for action, three (3) items marked for deferral, and five (5) items for second reading.



Meeting Convened: 9:00


2018-310 ORD-MC Amend Sec 656.152 (Certification of Use Application and Fee), Subpart E (Certificates of Use), Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), require tenant affirmation and acknowledgement be included within a COU app for leased properties.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Morgan)(PD & PC Apv) ACTION


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). (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) DEFER


2018-870 ORD-MC Amend Sec 656.401 (Perf Standards and Dev Criteria), Pt 4 (Supplementary Regs), Subpart A (Perf Standards & Dev Criteria), Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code to revise the Perf Standards for Filling Stations, Gas Stations, Service Stations and Automated Car Washes and to Create a new section of Performance Standards for Auto Dealerships. (Johnston) (Introduced by CMs Wilson, Crescimbeni & Anderson) (PD Apv) SUBSTITUTE


2019-330 ORD-MC Creating New Pt 1 (Small Quantity Marijuana Possession), Chapt 606 (Drugs), Ord Code, to Create a Civil Citation Prog for possession of less than 20 grams of Marijuana or Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia in alternative to Criminal Prosecution. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis)

Public Hearing Pursuant to Chapt 166, F.S. & CR 3.601 - 5/28/19 DEFER


2019-362 ORD Auth Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, for & on behalf of the City, the Funding Agreemt for Millers Creek Dredging Proj btwn the Millers Creek Spec Dist & the City (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-376 ORD Estab a Neighborhood Assessment Prog (NAP) for the Ortega Point N Neighborhood for Underground Power & Communications Improvemts, Pursuant to Chapt 714 (Neighborhood Assessment Progs), Pt 3 (Underground Power & Communications Prog Area), Ord Code; Identifying JEA for NAP Proj Performance; Expressing Intent to Use Uniform Method for Non-Ad Valorem Assessmts (Eller) (Introduced by CM Love) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-378 ORD Approp $6,246,725.33 from Various Subfunds to Balance Revenue & Expenses as Part of a Clean-Up of Enterprise Resource Planning, Provide Carryover of Funds to Subsequent Fiscal Years (B.T. 19-045) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) DEFER


2019-379 ORD Approp $ 2,000,000.00 from a Capital Projects - Constrn Acct to a Capital Projects - Land Acct to Purchase Property for New Fire Station No. 65; Amend the 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP Apvd by Ord Code 2018-505-E to Provide funding for the Project entitled "Fire Station #65 (New)" . (B.T. 19-094)  (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-381 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver that certain lease agreemt btwn The City of Jax & South Ortega Land Trust for 8,300 Sq. Ft. of Ofc. Space at 6331 Roosevelt Blvd for a term of 10 Yrs & 10 months (130 months) with Two 5 Yr renewal options; Approp $212,655.00 from the Tax Collector's fund balance to provide funds for furniture, fixtures & equip, infrastructure technology & other expenses relating to the relocation of the Tax Collector's Cedar Hills Branch to 6331 Roosevelt Blvd. as well as funding for mail equipment; provide carryover of funds to subsequent fiscal yrs; providing for Oversight by the Real Estate Div of the Dept of P.W.  (B.T. 19-093) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-384 ORD Concerning a Continuation Grant: Approp $ 1,732,994.00 ($1,294,383.00 in 2019-2022 (SHIP) Prog funds from the FL Housing Finance Corp & $438,611.00 in SHIP Prog Income);  Apv Positions. (B.T. 19-092) (R.C. 19-153) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE




2019-385 ORD Concerning a Continuation Grant: Approp $4,028,009.00 ($2,948,009.00) in Annual Fed Home Investmt Partnership Grant Prog Funding from the U.S. Dept of  Housing & Urban Developmt & $1,080,000.00 in Prog Income) to provide funding for a wide range of activities, include building, buying, &/Rehab of Affordable Housing for Rent or Homeownership for, or Providing Direct Rental Assistance to Low Income Individuals & Families: Apv Positions. (B.T. 20-003) (R.C. 20-002) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-386 ORD Concerning a Continuation Grant: Approp $ 536,560.00 in Annual Emerg Solutions Grant  Funding from the U.S. HUD Dept to provide Funding to (1) Engage Homeless Individuals & Families Living on the Street; (2) Improve Number & Quality of Emerg Shelters for Homeless Individuals & Families; (3) Help Operate the Shelters; (4) Provide Essential Svcs to Shelter Residents; (5) Rapidly Re-House Homeless Individuals & Families & (6) Prevent Individuals & Families from becoming Homeless. (B.T. 20-001) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-387 ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Providing for Participation in CDBG Prog; Approp $8,561,309.00  ($6,289,951.00 in CDBG Prog Funding, $1,121,358.00 in Prog Income, & $1,150,000.00 in Reprogrammed Funds) for Prog Costs; Provide for Award,  Authorization & Funding & for City to Execute Fed Prog Contracts for CDBG Prog Funds; Provide for further Council Action if Revenue Differs. Apv Positions.  (B.T. 20-004) (R.C.20-003) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-388 ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Approp $2,634,349.00 in Annual Housing Opportunity for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) Prog Grant Funding) From HUD Dept, to Provide Wide Range of Housing, Social Svcs, Prog Planning, and Developmt Costs to Low-Income Persons Living w/HIV/Aids & Their Families in Duval County. (B.T.20-005) (R.C.20-001) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-389 ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Approp $4,619,801.00 ($3,464,850.75 from the FEMA through the FDEM & a 25% City Match of $1,154,950.25 from the Gen Fund) under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Prog. to Acquire & Demolish 17 Flood-Prone Properties & return them to Green Space; Auth Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, the Federally-Funded Subaward & Grant Agreemt btwn FDEM & City of Jax; Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP Apvd Ord 2018-505-E to Provide Funding for Proj. Entitled "Acquisition & Demo of 17 Floodprone Properties": Oversight by FDEM. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-390 ORD-MC Amend Chapt 111 (Special Rev & Trust Accts), Pt 8 (Education, Library & Children), Sec. 111.850 (KHA Trust Funds), Ord Code, to Increase Access to Funding From the Youth Travel Trust Fund for All of Duval County's At-Hope Youth; Provide for Codification. (Davis) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-391 ORD-MC Amend Sec. 123.102 (Fees Estab.), Pt 1 (In General), Chapt 123 (Public Fees), Ord Code, to update City Fees to Add a New Food Truck - Annual Fire Inspection Fee; Amend City of Jax Fees at to Modify Fees to add a New Food Truck - Annual Fire Inspection Fee; Directive to Legislative Svcs Div to Circulate Enacted Legislation to Webmaster for Immediate Update of Fees Online. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-392 ORD-MC Creating a New Sec. 321.103 (Baby-Changing Table Requiremts), Chapt 321 (Adoption of Building Code), Ord Code, to add Specified Requiremts & Certain Exemption Related to Baby-Changing Tables. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Freeman & Dennis) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-395 ORD-MC Repealing Chapt 27 (Office of Sports & Entertainment), Ord Code, & Reserving the Chapt in its entirety; Creating a New Pt 2 (Sports & Entertainment Div.), Chapt. 28 (Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs), Ord Code, to move the Sports & Entertainment Ofc into the Dept of Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs as a Div.; Amend Sec 26.201 (Economic Developmt), Chapt 26 (Economic Developmt), Ord Code, to add the functions of operating the Jax Film & TV Ofc to the Ofc Of Economic Developmt; Amend Chapt 111 (Special Rev & Trust Acct), Pt 1 (Parks, Recreation, Culture & Entertainment), Ord Code, to clarify auth entity for expenditure of funds; Repealing  Pt 4 (Philanthropic Officer), Chapt 20 (Executive Ofc of the Mayor),Ord Code; Creating a New Pt 4 (Director of Strategic Partnerships), Chapt 20 (Executive Ofc of the Mayor), Ord Code, to establish a Director of Strategic Partnerships within the Executive Ofc of the Mayor;  providing for transition & codification of the Table of Contents; Auth the Auditor's & General Counsel's Ofc to make Technical Amendments; Providing for an Organizational Chart.  (Sidman) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-396 ORD Approp $30,000 from the Court Costs $65 Fee F.S. 939.185 Subfund 1S1Fund Balance to Court Costs $65 Fee F.S. 939.185 Subfund 1S1- Judicial Support - Professional Svcs Acct to Assist the Courts in Disposing of Post Conviction Relief - FL Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.850 Cases, as Mandated by the Dist Court of Appeal. (B. T. 19-091) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-397 ORD Auth Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, an Air Rights Easement Granting to Baptist Health Properties, Inc., South Baptist Hospital of FL, Inc., & Pavilion Assoc., LTD. (The "Grantees") a 35 Ft. by 60 Ft. Air Rights Easement Starting at 15.64 Ft. above the Palm Ave r/w & Extending Upward to 48 Ft. , Needed by Grantees to Construct the Baptist Hospital Pedestrian Bridge from the Parking Garage to Wolfson Children's Hospital; Oversight by the Real Estate Div. of P.W. Dept. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) APPROVE


2019-399 ORD Approp $75,000.00 from Mayoral Transition Funding with the Gen Fund/ Gen Svc Dist. to provide Funding to Gateway Community Svc, Inc. for a Contribution for a HVAC Unit & Installation at Gateway Community Svcs, Inc., Apv & Auth the  Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemt btwn City of Jax & Gateway Community Svc, Inc. for a Contribution for a HVAC Unit; Invoking the Exception of 125.107 (G) (exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to District Contract with Gateways Community Svcs, Inc.; Oversight by P.W. Dept. (Sidman)

(Introduced by CM Gulliford) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-400 ORD Approp $6,449.39 from Council Dist 13 Loblolly Recreation/Parks Acct to Provide Funding to the Jax Bch Elementary Preservation Fund, Inc. to Provide Funding for Improvements to the Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Ctr in Jax Bch, FL; Providing for Reverter Language; Finding a Municipal Purpose; Waiving Requirements of Sec. 111.780 (Loblolly Wetlands Mitigation Special Rev Fund) & Sec 106.315 (Dist Council Expenditures) as to Procedures for Approp of Dist Council Funds; Waiving the relevant Provisions of Chapt 118 (Misc. Approps.), Ord Code, as to Auditing & Compliance Measures for Grants from the City Since the Contract Provides Adequate Compliance; Auth the Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute a Contract; Appointing the Dept of Parks, Recreation, Community Svcs to Oversee Proj Contractual Svcs Pursuant to Sec 126.107 (G), Ord Code. (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-401 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver (1) a Purchase & Sale Agreemt btwn City of Jax & Ryan Companies US, Inc. & all Deeds, License Agreemts & Closing Docs. Relating thereto, & Otherwise take All Necessary Action to Effectuate the Purpose of the Agreemt, for the conveyance to Developer of Real Propty, Comprised of Approx. 1.52 Acre Parcel of unimproved Real Propty at 337 W. Adams St to Redevelop into an Approx. 207,810 Sq. Ft. Ofc Bldg & Structured Parking Facility to Serve as New JEA Headquarters; and (2) Auth the Placement of a Declaration of Restrictive Covenant btwn City of Jax & FDEP, Any other Documents Necessary to Effectuate the Purposes of the Restrictive Covenant, for r/w adjacent to Propty, so as to Place Environmental Restrictions on the Site; Oversight by DIA.(Sawyer) (Req of DIA) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-434 ORD-MC Concerning City Consent to Cypress Bluff Comm. Dev. Dist. (CDD) Exercise of Certain Special Powers Related to Recreational & Security Infrastructure Pursuant to Sec 190.012 (2)(a) & (d), F.S. & Sec 92.15, Ord Code; Amend Sec 92.22 (Existing Community Developmt Dists), Ord Code, to Include Grant of Consent. (Grandin) (TEU Pursuant to Chapt 92, Ord Code) 2nd


2019-435 ORD Approp $71,874.00 from KHA Operating Subfund into KHA Budget to fund Afterschool Programming; Auth KHA to contract directly with YMCA of Florida's First Coast, Inc. ("YMCA") to provide Afterschool Programming at Windy Hill, Ramona & Jax Heights Elementary Schools; Invoking the Exception of Sec 126.107(G) (Exemptions), Pt 1 (General Regs), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to allow KHA to procure Afterschool Programming from YMCA; Waiving requiremts of Sec 77.111(a) (Provider Contracts), Chapt 77 (KHA), Ord Code, to exempt Children's Svcs Programming to be provided by YMCA from Competitive Procuremt. (Davis) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2019-436 ORD Approp $892,553.99 from Retained Earnings in Subfund 561 to Subfund 561 - Self-Insurance Acct in order to 1) Return Excess FY18 General Liability Loss Provision to JEA in Amt of $174,483.51 & to JHA in Amt of $203,042.53, 2) Return Excess FY 18 Workers Compensation Loss Provision to JEA in Amt of $496,667.13 & to JHA in Amt of $18,360.82. (B.T. 19-095) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd  


2019-437 ORD-MC Amend Sec 609.109 (Applicable Chapter and Parts), Chapt 609 (Code Enforcement Citations), Ord Code; To Increase Civil Penalty Class for Violations of Chapt 420 (Fire Prevention Code) from Class B to Class D Offenses. (McCain)(Req of Mayor)  2nd


2019-438 ORD Approp $200,000.00 from the Petco Foundation to assist City's Div. of Animal Care & Protective Svcs. in Increasing Community Awareness & the Adoption Rate at the Shelter; Providing for a carryover of funds to FY19-20; Auth & Apv Mayor and Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver the Petco Foundation Grant Investmt Agreemt btwn the City & Petco Foundation; Amend Ord 2018-504-E (the City of Jax Budget Ord) by Amending Attachmt A ("Food and Beverage Expenditures") in order to allow funds to be spent on food and beverage at shelter events; Oversight by ACPS Div of the Neighborhoods Dept. (B.T. 19-096)(McCain) (Req of Mayor)   2nd                                                                                                                                     



Meeting Adjourned: 9:06


Minutes: Richard Distel, Council Research 904-630-1497  

6.17.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD