Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 May 20, 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 Al Ferraro


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 ten (10) items ready for action, four (4) items marked for deferral, and nine (9) 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) DEFER


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) 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). (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) DEFER


2019-209 ORD-MC Amend Chapt 250 (Misc Business Regs) to Create a New Pt 13 (Prohibition of Simulated Gambling Devices) to Define & Identify Simulated Gambling Devices as a Public Nuisance & Noxious Use; to prohibit the use of Simulated Gambling Devices for Certain Circumstances; to Create an Amortization Period for Simulated Gambling Establishmnts; & to Create an Enforcemt Mechanism for Violations of Pt 13. (Teal) (Introduced by CM Ferraro) (Co-Sponsored by CM Crescimbeni , Freeman & Bowman) AMEND/ACTION


2019-280 ORD Approp $337,601.12 from Gen Fund/Gen Svc Dist Fund Balance to provide Funding for settlement of Claims asserted by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Svcs Ofc of Inspector General; Apv and Auth Execution of a Settlement Agreemt. (Safi) (Office of General Counsel) ACTION


2019-282 ORD Approp $148,946.00 from Gen Fund - GSD Fund Balance (of funds recaptured to the Gen Fund - GSD for FY 2017/2018) to Huguenot Park Subfund to 1D1, to provide funding to address the Negative Cash Balance within the Huguenot Park Subfund. (Sidman) (Introduced by Finance Comm) ACTION


2019-284 ORD Adopt Amend to Jax/Duval County Affordable Housing Assistance Prog Local Housing Assistance Plan ("LHAP") for FY's 2018-2019, 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 to add Foreclosure Prevention as an eligible activity to the City's State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Prog. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-285 ORD Approp $2,037,391.00 in Fed-Funded Community Developmt Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funding passed through State of FL Dept of Economic Opportunity to Provide Housing Rehab Svcs to Single-Family Properties damaged by Hurricane Matthew & unable to be rehabilitated using other funding sources; Auth Mayor to Execute & Deliver, on behalf of the City, the Fed-Funded (CDBG-DR) Prog Subgrant Agreemt btwn the State of FL, Dept of Economic Opportunity, and the City of Jax; Oversight by Housing & Community Development Div of the Neighborhoods Dept. (BT 19-081)(McCain)(Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-287 ORD Approp $655,000.00 Associated with Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena Agreemnt in order to Provide Funding in amount of (1) $52,500.00 to Fund the Newly Created Veterans Memorial Arena Trust Fund, (2) $326,225.00 for Capital Maint at the Arena, (3) $146,275.00 for Costs relating to Changing Out Signage, Marketing Materials, & Digital Platforms, & for Replacing Municipal Signs, (4) $50,000.00 as a One-Time Contribution from Vystar Credit Union ("Vystar") for the Developmt of a New Veterans Memorial Element within the Arena or on the Arena grounds, and (5) $80,000.00 as a 1st Annual Contribution from Vystar to Help Fund Quarterly Veterans Events.

 (BT 19-086)(McCain)(Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-289 ORD re Continuation Grant; Approp $415,085.00 ($311,313.75 from Federal Emerg Management Agency (FEMA) thru Florida Div of Emerg Management (FDEM) & a 25% City Match of $103,771.25 from reserve for Federal Funds) under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Prog to Acquire & Demolish a Flood-Prone Propty & Return it to Green Space; Auth Mayor to Execute & Deliver on behalf of City, the Federally-Funded Subaward & Grant Agreemnt btwn FDEM & the City of Jax; Oversight by FDEM. (B.T. 19-084) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-290 ORD-MC Adopting an Inventory List Identifying City/County-Owned Propty deemed Appropriate for use as Potential Affordable Housing; Declaring the 189 Parcels on the List to be Surplus; Auth Disposition Pursuant to Sec 122.423 (Disposition for Affordable Housing), Subpart B (Real Propty Dispositions & Exchanges), Part 4 (Real Propty) of Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code; Amend Sec. 111.920 (Neighborhood Stabilization Prog Special Rev Fund), Part 9 (Neighborhood Developmt) of Chapt 111 (Special Rev & Trust Accts) to Repeal Sec 111.920 (B); Creating a New Sec. 111.940 (Affordable Housing Special Rev Fund), Part 9 (Neighborhood Developmt) of Chapt 111(Special Rev & Trust Accts) Amend Sec 122.423 (Disposition for Affordable Housing), Subpart B (Real Propty Dispositions & Exchanges), Part 4 (Real Propty) of Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code; to Correct Cross-Reference to the Affordable Housing Special Rev Fund (Stockwell) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION



2019-291 ORD Auth Kids Hope Alliance to Extend a Contract with Communities in Schools of Jacksonville, Inc. ("CIS") to provide Afterschool Programming at Alfred I. Dupont Middle School; Auth KHA to contract directly with CIS to provide Summer Programming at Alfred I. Dupont Middle School; Auth KHA to Extend Contract with Hope Haven Association, Inc. ("Hope Haven") to provide Afterschool Programming at Alden Road Exceptional Student Ctr; Auth KHA to Extend Contract with Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. ("PAL") to provide Afterschool Programming at Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Ctr; Invoking Exception of Sec 126.107(G)(Exemptions), Pt 1 (Gen Regulations), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to allow KHA to procure Afterschool & Summer Programming from CIS, & to procure Afterschool Programming from Hope Haven & PAL; Waiving requiremts of Sec 77.111(a) (Provider Contracts), Chapt 77 (KHA), Ord Code, to exempt Children's Svcs. Programming to be provided by CIS, Hope Haven & PAL from Competitive Procurement. (Davis) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-305 RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Authority (JHFA) of its Homeowner Mortgage Rev Bonds of $50,000,000 for the Purpose of Purchasing Mortgage Loans Originated by Local Lending Institutions  to Finance Purchase or Rehab of New or Existing Owner-Occupied Single Family Residences, or purchasing Securities Evidencing Interests in or Backed by a Pool of such Mortgage Loans, Including Securities Guaranteed by Fed Govt or its Agencies thereof (The Project) or for the  Purpose of Refunding Portions of Previously Issued Homeowner Mortgage Revenue Bonds to Thereby make Available for the Financing of the Project; Auth Submission of a Request for Private Activity Bond Volume Cap Allocation; Determining Credit not being Pledge. (Lotzia) (Req of JHFA) ACTION


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


2019-331 ORD-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) 2nd


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) 2nd



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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd



Meeting Adjourned: 9:03


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

5.20.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD