Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 May 6, 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, 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 eleven (11) items ready for action, four (6) items marked for deferral, and ten (10) 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


2019-135 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. (Dist. 9-Dennis) (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) AMEND/ACTION


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) AMEND/ACTION


2019-243 ORD Apv & Auth Amend in Proj Summary & Eval Language in The Jacksonville Film & Television Job & Business Creation Incentive Prog within Public Investment Policy of OED regarding Economic Incentives for Qualified Film Production Investmnt Incentives; Amending the Public Investment Policy Apvd by 2016-382-E & Amended by 2018-370-E; Providing no additional changes to 2016-382-E. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) (Co-Sponsored by CM Hazouri) AMEND/ACTION


2019-244 ORD Naming the new Backup Emerg Call Center at 5845 Aviation Ave, South of Normandy Blvd & 103rd St, Opening in Fall 2019, as the "Patricia Welte 911 Center". (Johnston) (Introduced by CM White) ACTION


2019-245 ORD Amend, Apv, & Adopt a New NW Jacksonville Economic Developmt Incentive Prog entitled "Full Service Grocery Store Improvement Program"; Providing for Developmt of Pilot Progs; Designate Oversight by OED. (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-246 ORD Auth Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver that certain license agreemt btwn The City of Jax (Landlord) & Jacksonville Motorcycle Safety Training, Inc. (Tenant) for an initial term of One (1) year, with Two (2) One (1) year renewal options for the use of Circle B Parking Lot in Cecil Commerce Ctr., located generally at Intersec of Lake Newman St & McCarthy Way with Monthly Base Rent of $200 per month; Providing Oversight by OED.  (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-248 ORD Approp $150,000.00 from the Special Law Enforcemnt Trust Fund in accord with Sec 932.7055, F.S., in order to provide funding to the PAL of Jax, Inc. ($50,000.00), Operation Save Our Sons ($25,000.00), & First Coast Crime Stoppers, Inc. ($75,000.00), Apv & Auth Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver on behalf of the City, the Misc. Approp Agreemnts with various Non Profits receiving Special Law Enforcemnt Trust Fund Grants; Oversight by JSO.  (B.T. 19-072) (Sawyer) (Req of  Sheriff) ACTION


2019-252 ORD Approp $311,863.00 ($99,443.00 for 12th State of River Report, $103,880.00 for 13th State of River Report & $108,540.00 for 14th State of River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin) from Environmental Protection Fund to Continue 3 Addnl Yrs a Proj by Jax University to Produce a Comprehensive Report on Health & State of St. Johns River; Auth Funds Carryover through FY 2021; Waive Sec. 111.755 (Environmental Protection Fund), Pt 7 (Environmt Conservation), Chapt 111 (Special Rev & Trust Accts.), Ord Code, to allow for the utilization of funds from the Environmental Protection Fund to continue funding for annual State of River Reports; Providing waiver of Sec 360.602 (Uses of Fund), Pt 6 (Environmental Protection Fund), Chapt 360 (Environmental Reg), Ord Code, to allow for the utilization of funds from the Environmental Protection Fund to continue funding for annual State of River Reports; invoke exemption 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to direct contract with Jax University for said reports; Auth Mayor to Execute & Deliver the agreemnt with Jax University for the 12th, 13th & 14th State of the River Reports for the Lower St Johns the River Reports River Basin; Designate Oversight by Environmental Quality Div; Requiring Annual Report. (BT 19-066) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-253 ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Approp $380,908.00 from the Dept. of Health & Human Svcs/Substance Abuse & Mental Health Svc Admin (SAMHSA) to Provide funding to support the Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods Proj. (B.T. 19-079) ( R.C. 19-122) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-271 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver an Agreemt for Managemt of the Moncrief Community Ctr btwn the City & 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. & I'm A Star Foundation, Inc. for Prog & Facility Managemt Svcs. at Moncrief Community Ctr, which will be located at 5656 West Moncrief Rd; Invoke exception of Sec 126.107(G)(Exemptions), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to Direct Contract with 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. & I'm A Star Foundation, Inc.; Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs. (Johnston)

(Introduced by CM Freeman) (Co-Sponsored by CM's Newby, R. Gaffney, Pittman, Hazouri, Morgan, Bowman & Gulliford) 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) 2ND


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) 2ND


2019-283 ORD Modify the Renew Arlington Community Redev Plan to Extend Term of the Agency to 12/31/45; Directing changes to the Community Redev Plan to Reflect Term Extension (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND



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) 2ND


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) 2ND


2019-306 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver that certain lease agreemt btwn The City of Jax ("Landlord") & Wayfair LLC ("Tenant") for Bldg 374 at Cecil Commerce Ctr, 1,800 sq ft of Ofc Space located at 6146 Authority Ave, Jax, FL for a term of 1 Yr, with option to renew (1) addnl 12 Month Term at a Monthly Rental Rate of $1,350.00 with a Common Area Maint Fee of $200 per month, with 3% annual rent increase; Providing Oversight by OED; Requesting 1 Cycle Emergency Passage. (Sawyer) (Introduced by CP Bowman) EMERGENCY/ACTION



Meeting Adjourned: 9:02


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

4.6.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD