Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 April 15, 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 Melanie Wilkes– Legislative Services Division.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were nine (9) items ready for action, six (6) items marked for deferral, and eight (8) items for second reading.



Meeting Convened: 9:01


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) DEFER

2019-151 ORD Auth Execution of  (1) Redev Agreemt among the City of Jax,("City"), Downtown Investment Authority ("DIA"), & 500 East Bay LLC ("Developer"); which Redev Agreemt provides  for Design & Constrn of a Hotel, Water Park, Family Entertainment Amenities, Parking Garage & Riverwalk Improvmts  by the Developer on the Northbank of the St. Johns River  within the Northbank Downtown CRA ("Project"); (2) Quitclaim Deed conveying an Approx 2.8 Acre Parcel of City-Owned Land to the Developer at the Cost of $584,000 per Acre, subject to adjustments set forth in the Redev Agreemt; (3) a Riverwalk Improvmts Costs Disbursement Agreemt by which the Developer shall Construct on Behalf of City & at City's Expense certain Riverwalk Improvmts to be owned by City & Related to Proj; (4) a Restrictive Covenants & Parking Rights Agreemt requires a Minimum of 200 Short Term Public Parking Spaces dedicated to Public Use; (5) Related Agreemts as described in Redev Agreemt; Auth $3,500,000 Parking Garage Grant upon Completion of the Parking Garage; Auth $3,250,000 Completion Grant Payable upon Completion of the Proj; Auth an $8,250,000 Operational Performance Grant Payable over 15 yrs after Completion of the Proj; Auth Recapture Enhanced Value (Rev) Grant not to Exceed $20,000,000 in Connection with the Proj; Waiving Prov. of Chapt 122,(Public Propty),Pt 4 ( Real Propty), Subpart C, (Community Redev Real Propty Dispositions),Ord Code, to Auth Sale of City Owned Real Propty without an Appraisal to Developer at Less than Fair  Market Value; Designating DIA as Contract Monitor for Redevelopmt Agreemt; Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP to add & Prov Funding for the Proj Entitled "North Bank Riverwalk Extension-Berkman II"; Designate Proj Oversight by  Public Works.  Waiver of Portion of Public Investment Policy adopted by ORD 2016-382-E which requires that in order for Developer to receive REV Grant, it must be in a targeted Industry category, must create at least 10 new full-time jobs, and wages therefore must be greater than or equal to 100% of the State of FL average wage and auth Parking Garage Grant, Completion Grant, & Operational Perf Grant. (Sawyer) (Introduced by DIA) DEFER



2019-205 ORD Apv & Auth Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver the Adoption Partner Agreement btwn PetSmart Charities, Inc. & the City of Jacksonville; Oversight by Animal Care and Protective Svcs (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-208 ORD Approp $50,000.00 Grant Award from The Duffield Family Foundation D/B/A Maddie's Fund to Support a Maddie's Shelter Medicine Internship. (BT 19-073) (R.C. 19-106) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 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) AMEND/ACTION


2019-210 ORD-MC re Chapters 80 (Public Svc Grant Council) & 118 (City Grants);  Amend Chapt 80 (Public Svc Grant Council), Sec. 80.103 (Functions, Powers & Duties) & 80.104 (Definitions), Ord Code; Amend Chapt 118 (City Grants), Ord Code; Estab the 2019-2020 Categories of most vulnerable persons & needs for Public Svc Grant Approps. (Sidman) (PSG Council) AMEND/ACTION


2019-212 ORD Approp $160,000 from Dept of Homeland Security thru FL Div of Emerg Mgmt for the Homeland Security Grant Prog to purchase 2 trailers with barriers; Auth Fed-Funded Sub-Award & Grant Agreemt btwn FL Div of Emerg Mgmt & the City of Jax on behalf of JFRD; Designate Oversight by Emerg Preparedness Div of JFRD

(BT 19-074) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-213 ORD Estab Temp Moratorium on the Enforcement of Sec. 741.107 (B) (Violation of Zero-Tolerance for Litter Law), Pt 1, General Provisions, Chapt 741 (Zero-Tolerance on Litter), Sec. 326.104 (B), (D) (Unlawful Sign Structures), Pt 1 Gen Regs, Chapt 326 (Signs & Outdoor Display Structures), Sec. 320.413 (B) (Removal of Signs), Pt 4 Permits, Chapt 320 (General Provisions), & Sec. 656.1303 (I) (2),(L) (2) (Zoning Limitations on Signs), Subpart A General Provisions, Pt 13 Sign Regs, Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, regarding Signs in the public r/w until 6/30/19, Requesting 1 Cycle Emergency Passage.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Dennis) AMEND/ACTION


2019-215 ORD Approp $278,952.16 in avail Revenue & Reserves within the Art in Public Places Trust Fund & Funding from the Public Art Proj in Var Capital Subfunds in order to correct Subobjects, provide addnl funding to complete the Cuba Hunter Park Public Art Neighborhood Proj, & move Funding into the Misc Svcs & Charges Subobject to Fund Projs listed on the Conservation Rpt; Amend the 2019-2023 5 Yr  CIP to increase Funding for Proj entitled "Cuba Hunter Park-Public Art" (BT 19-077) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-216 ORD Approp $350,000.00 ($150,000.00 from entrance fees within Lonnie Miller Regional Pk Capital Improvmt Trust Fund, $99,000 from Countywide Parks & Recreation Projs within Subfund 32E, $32,066.42 from Council Dist 10 Loblolly Funds, $746.51 from Council Dist 10 Park Acquistion/Developmt & Maint Trust-Saratoga, $2,593.66 from Council Dist 10 RCR Bond Constrn & Park Acquistion/Maint - Ft. George, & $65,593.41 from Council Dist-10 Better Jax Bonds) to purchase Playground Equipmt for Lonnie Miller Regional Park at 7689 Price Lane, Jax, FL; Prov Carryover of Funds into Subsequent FYs; Prov Reverter of Unspent Funds; Apv & Auth the Mayor, Designee, Corp Secretary to Exec & Deliver Agreemt btwn The City & Kompan, Inc. for install of Playground Equipment at Lonnie Miller Regional Park. Designate Oversight by Dept of Parks, Recreation & Comm Svcs; invoke except of 126.107 (G) Exemptions Chapt 126 (Proc Cide),Ord Code, to direct contract with Kompan, Inc. for Playscape;  Amend the 2018-2022 5 Yr CIP  to add funding for Proj entitled "Lonnie Miller Regional Park-Playground" (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Freeman) (Co-sponsored by CM Newby) AMEND/ACTION



2019-222 ORD-MC re Safety & Crime Reduction; Creating New Chap 78 (Safety & Crime Reduction Commission), Ord Code, to establish The Safety and Crime Reduction Commission. (Johnston) (Introduced by CP Bowman)(Co-sponsored by CM Newby) 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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND



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) 2ND


Meeting Adjourned: 9:04




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

4.15.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD