Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 April 1, 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 John Crescimbeni  


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 Jessica Matthews– 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: 9:03



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) 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


2019-168 ORD Approp $15,614.42 of Fund Balance from the Duval County Teen Court Progs Trust in Order to Cover the Cost of a Part-time Employee within the Duval County Teen Court Prog; Auth Part-time Hours. (BT 19-064) (RC 19-098) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION



2019-170 ORD Approp $617,587.48 from Capital Improvemt Projs Certified Complete By Director of Public Works, Closed, & had Residual Balances Returned  to their Source or Sources of Origin, as well as Gen Fund Debt Service Interest, to Provide Funding for Fire Station Repairs; Providing Carryover of Funds FY 2019-2020; Amend 2019-2023  5-Yr CIP Apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to Provide Funding for Proj "JFRD Fire Station Repairs" (BT 19-062) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-171 ORD Approp $317,000.00 from Gen Fund/Gen Svc Dist Fund Balance to Provide Funding for the Settlemnt of a Lawsuit Filed by Eric Mitchell against the City, Gail Loput, & Kurt Wilson, alleging Race Discrimination & Retaliation; Apv the Settlemnt of Claims, include Claims for Attorney's Fees & Court Costs, in Trial Proceedings arising from Eric Mitchell v. the City of Jax, FL., et al; Auth Gen Counsel or Designee to take further Action to conclude the Litigation. (Granat) (Req of Gen Counsel) ACTION


2019-173 ORD Approp $764,823.00 from FY 2018  Fund Balance within the Kathryn Hanna Park Subfund in order to reduce the FY 2019 Gen Fund - GSD Loan & Place the Funding into a Contingency for Initial Funding of the Cure Violence Prog Pending the Developmnt of a Completed Scope of Work & Svcs. (B.T. 19-071) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-177 ORD Approp $3, 325,000.00 (Residual FY 2018 Debt Svc Capacity within the Sports Complex Maint Subfund & Avail Rev within the Amphitheater Subfund) to Provide funding for var CIP's in the Sports & Entertainment Area as well as Approp avail Rev within the Amphitheater Subfund  for var CIP's. (B. T. 19-070) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-178 ORD Approp a total of $254,840.00 from the Tree Protection & related Trust Fund, Ord Subfund 15F, for the Proj known as " Moncrief Rd Beautification" along Moncrief Rd from 33rd St. to 45th St., Providing for Reversion of Unspent Funds; Oversight by PW Dept; Directive utilize Procuremnt Code for selection of contractor (Sidman) (Introduced by CM Newby) AMEND/ACTION


2019-179 ORD Approp a total of $269,000 from the Jax Recreational & Environmental Land Acquisition Capital Projs Fund to Tree Hill, Inc., $103,000.00 of which shall be used for Acquisition of Propty at 7150 Lone Star Rd & the balance for Improvmnts to the Propty; Auth the Mayor or designee & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, an Agreemnt btwn the City of Jax & Tree Hill, Inc. for the purpose of acquiring the Propty & Constructing the Improvmnts; invoke exception of 126.107 (G), Ord Code, to award the Professional Svcs to Tree Hill, Inc. for Mgmt & Oversight of the acquisition & construction; Amend 2019-2023 5 Yr CIP apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to provide funding for the Proj entitled "Tree Hill Expansion & Improvement" Oversight by Parks, Recreation & Comm Svcs Dept. (Stockwell) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni & Co-Sponsored by CM Morgan) AMEND/ACTION


2019-180 ORD Auth Issuance by City of its Health Care Facilities Rev & Refunding Bonds Baptist Health), Series 2019, of $380,300,000 & Auth a Loan by the City to Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc (Baptist) in an Amount equal to the Amount of the Bonds, for Refunding Outstanding refunded bonds, which were Loaned to Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc & Financed or Reimbursed the Cost of the Acquisition Constrn & Equipping of Certain Health Care Facilities for said Corp. in the City of Jax,FL; Appt a Bond Trustee; Auth a Delegated Negotiated Sale of Bonds, Apv Conditions & Criteria for the Sale & Auth the City's Economic Dev Officer to Award the Negotiated Sale of Bonds to the Purchaser. (McGuire Woods LLP & Gen Counsel) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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)   2ND                         


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) 2ND


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) 2ND


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) 2ND




Meeting Adjourned: 9:05


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

4.1.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD