Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 June 3, 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; Jessica Smith and Crystal Shemwell– Legislative Services Division.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were nine (9) items ready for action, four (4) items marked for deferral, and nineteen (19) items for second reading.



Meeting Convened: 9:03


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) DEFERRED


2018-420 ORD-MC 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; Create new Chapt. 54 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Oversight  Committee),Ord Code; Create New Sec 111.107 (Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Special Revenue Fund), Chapt 111 (Special Revenue &Trust Accts.), Part 1 (Parks, Recreation, Culture & Entertainment), Ord Code, Providing Oversight by Peace & Justice Memorial Monument Committee; provide for codification. (Hodges) (Introduced by CP Brosche) WITHDRAWN


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) DEFERRED


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) DEFERRED


2019-321 ORD-MC Chapt 714 (Neighborhood Assessment Programs), Ord Code, Amend Pt 1 (General Provisions, Secs 714.101, 714.102, 714.104, 714.106, 714.107, 714.109, 714.110, 714.112 & 714.113 to update statutory references & clarify procedures, and creating a new Sec 414.120 to provide for use of certain fees; Amend Pt 3 (Underground Power & Communications Prog Area), Secsw 714.302, 714.304, 714.305 and 714.306 to update procedures and requiremts, Creating new Pt 4 to establish a water, sewer, and reclaimed water program area; Amend Chapt 111 (Spec Rev & Trust Accts), Ord Code; Amend Pt 5 (Public Works, Utilities, and Infrastructure) to Create aq new Sec 111.511 (Neighborhood Assessment Program Fee Trust Fund. (Eller) (Introduced by CMs Boyer, Crescimbeni & Love) AMEND/APPROVE


2019-322 ORD Approp $90,000.00 from Loblolly Wetlands Mitigation Fund Acct to SE Regional Pk Dev (Palmetto Leaves Park) Acct  for Constrn of 500 Linear Ft of Wooden Boardwalk at the Palmetto Leaves Regional Pk; Providing Carryover of Funds from Yr to Yr until Boardwalk Constrn is Completed. (BT 19-082) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-326 ORD Approp $102,600.00 from Fund Balance of Mosquito Control State Subfund ERMC012 to purchase Truck-Mounted Aerosol Spray Machines, Mobile Devices for Field Technicians, Replacemt of Perimeter Fencing for 12 Acre Facility, & Biological Control Products in Support of FY 2019 Operations. (BT 19-087) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


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) DEFERRED


2019-331ORD-MC Amend Chapt 652 (Floodplain Mgmt Ord), Ord Code; Amend Pt 2 (Applicability), Sec 652.202 (Areas to which this Chapt applies), Pt 5 (Site Plans & Constrn Docs), Secs 652.501 (Info for Dev in Flood Hazard Areas), 652.503 (Addnl Analyses & Certification), & 652.504 (Submission of Addnl Data & Contingent Approvals), Pt 7 (Variance & Appeals), Sec 652.704 (Restrictions in Floodways), Pt 9 (Definitions), Sec 652.904 (Definitions), & Pt 10 (Flood Resistant Dev), Secs 652.1204 (Limitations on Sites in Regulatory Floodways), 652.1601 (Gen Requiremts for Other Dev), 652.1602 (Fences in Regulated Floodways), 652.1603 (Retaining Walls, Sidewalks & Driveways in Regulated Floodways), & 652.1604 (Roads & Watercourse Crossings in Regulated Floodways) to Provide 25-ft Floodway Setback Regs; Amend Pt 5 (Site Plans & Constrn Docs), Sec 652.502 (Info in Flood Hazard Areas Without Base Flood Elevations (Appox Zone A)) to Address Certain Finished Floor Elevations, & Sec 652.503 (Addl Analyses & Certifications) to Prohibit Increase in the Base Flood Elevation in Riverine Flood Hazard Areas; Amend Pt 7 (Variances & Appeals), Secs 652.701 (General), 652.702 (Appeals), 652.703 (Limitations on Authority to Grant Variances), 652.707 (Considerations for Issuance of Variances), & 652.708 (Conditions for Issuance of Variances) to Auth the PD Director & the Council to Hear Certain Appeals & Variances; Amend Pt 5 (Site Plans & Constrn Docs), Sec 652.501, & Pt 10 (Flood Resistant Developmt), Sec 652.1205 (Limitations on Placemt of Fill) to Provide Fill Requiremts; Amend Pt 10 (Flood Resistant Developmt) to Create Sec 652.1207 to Address Certain Finished Floor Elevations. (Eller) (Introduced by CMs Boyer & Love) (Co-Sponsored by CM Ferraro) AMEND/ACTION


2019-332 ORD Auth & Apv (1) An Amend One to Redev Agreemt btwn First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc. ("Company") & City of Jax ("City") dtd 1/23/09 ("Redev Agreemt"); (2) a Mortgage Modification Agreemt btwn the City & Company & (3) a Renewal Promissory Note btwn the City & Company, to Re-Amortize Remaining Balance of Loan & Extend Term of Note & Mortgage Evidencing the Loan for a Period of 15 Yrs, to 6/1/34; Designate Oversight by OED (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-333 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver an Agreemt btwn the City of Jax & the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida, Inc. for Lease of Propty within the Arlington Lions Club Pk, located at 4322-1 Richard Denby Gatlin Rd, for use of an Experimental Learning Ctr for Wildlife Rescue & Rehab; Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Morgan) AMEND/ACTION


2019-360 RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Authority (JHFA) of its Multifamily Housing Rev Bonds (The Waves Proj), in aggregate principal amt not to exceed $17,750,000 for the purpose of Financing the Acquisition & Demolition of Existing Multifamily Residential Rental Housing Facilities & Redevelopmt, Construction & Equipping of New Scattered Site Multifamily Residential Rental Housing Facilities for Persons or Families of Low, Middle, or Moderate Income located in City of Jax Beach. (Lotzia) (Req of JHFA) ACTION


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) ACTION


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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 Hire 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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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 Positons.  (B.T. 20-004) (R.C.20-003) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd



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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd

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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


Meeting Adjourned: 9:08


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

6.3.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD