Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 March 4, 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, Joyce Morgan and Lori Boyer


Also: Paige Johnston – Office of General Counsel; Kim Taylor – Council Auditor’s Office; Chiquita Moore– Mayor’s Office; Richard Distel– Council Research Division; Melanie Wilkes – Legislative Services Division.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were eight (8) items ready for action, four (4) items marked for deferral, and sixteen (16) 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

2019-88 ORD Approp $393,272.00  from Dept of Homeland Security/FEMA thru Fla Div of Emerg Mgmt to JSO, No Local Match, Provide funding for Regional Specialized training. Purchase of  specialized equip, and addition of the Public Safety Analyst/SPE Position; Auth Fed-Funded Sub-Award & Grant Agreemt; Designate Oversight by JSO Dept of Investigations & Homeland Security. (BT 19-052) (RC 19-052) (McCain) (Req of Sheriff) AMEND/ACTION

2019-89 ORD Approp $1,000,000.00 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund, Sub Fund 15F, for County-Wide Prog Entitled "Level 2 Tree Planting Prog" to provide tree planting on Publid Land in Duval County suggested by individuals or groups and administered by the City; Direct Dept of Public Works to administer prog in accordance with criteria herein provided; Provide Carryover of Funds into Subsequent Fiscal Years. (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) AMEND/ACTION

2019-94 ORD-MC Creating New Pt 2 (KingSoutel Crossing Community Redev Agency Adv Bd), within Chapt 53 (Community Redev Agency Adv Bd), Ord Code, to Create an Adv Bd; Amend Chapt 55, Pt 2 to add KingSoutel Crossing Adv Bd. (Grandin) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION

2019-97 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute the Enhanced Municipal Svcs Agreemt with Downtown Vision, Inc; Oversight by the Downtown Investment Auth. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Boyer) ACTION

2019-99 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute The Subordination Agreemt with Campus Towers Senior Living, Inc. in order to subordinate the City's $510,000.00 loan to Edward Waters College to (1) A new Elderly Housing Community Loan and (2) A Future Low Income Housing Tax Credit Loan, both from FL Housing Finance Corp; Oversight by Housing & Community Dev Div. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION



2019-102 RESO Regarding Public Health & Safety Concerns for Residents of the City of Jax and Town of Baldwin; Urging Train Industry to work collectively with each other, Requesting and Urging the FL Legislature to Enact Legislation impacting a change in the current Railroad Industry practices to provide a solution to current impediments to the Public Health & Safety of the Residents. (Sidman) (Introduced by Council Members White, Crescimbeni & Newby) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Gulliford, Freeman, Pittman, Anderson, Hazouri, Becton, Brosche, Schellenberg, Bowman & R. Gaffney) AMEND/ACTION


2019-111 ORD Regarding Pt 1 (Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity), Chapt 380 (Solid Waste Managemt), Ord Code; Amend Sec 380.102 (Definitions), Ord Code, to include additional definitions for certain facilities; Amend Sec 380.104 (Initial Application for Certificate; Fee; Proof of Financial Ability), Ord Code, To include a requiremt that the Applicant specify the type of Facility; Amend Sec 380.108 (Operation of Solid Waste Disposal or Management Facility), Ord Code, to add minimum recycling requiremts for Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Facilities and Yard Trash & Clean Debris Recycling Facilities for New Applications and Renewals after June 1, 2019. (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Crescimbeni) AMEND/ACTION


2019-125 ORD Approp $899,955.00 from Countywide ADA Compliance - Public Bldgs Proj to the ADA Compliance - Pretrial Detention Facility Proj to bring it into Compliance with ADA Requiremts Mandated in Settlemt Agreemt with U.S. Dept of Justice; Amend Ord 2018-505-E (CIP) to decrease funding for the Proj "ADA Compliance - Public Bldgs" and increase funding for Proj "ADA Compliance - Pretrial Detention Facility". (BT 19-059) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2019-129 ORD Approp. $15,000 Grant recv'd. from AT&T to fund the positivity project, a "Train the Trainer" approach with a focus on positive Psychology's 24 character strengths, invoking the exception to sec. 126.107 (g),Ord code; Apv & Auth the Mayor & Corp Sec & CEO of the KHA to execute a contract with the positivity project for children's svcs. programs; waiving the provisions in Chapt. 77 (Kids Hope Alliance), Sec. 77.111 (a) (provider contracts), Ord code (B.T. 19-061) (McCain) (Req. of Mayor) 2nd



2019-130 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver a lease agreement. btwn. The City of Jax (Lessor) & Jacksonville University (Lessee), for a term of 10 yrs., subject to a right in lessee to terminate without cause on 60days' notice, propty. located in Mayport, FL. for $1.00 per yr., for lessee's use for general administrative & office use, educational, outreach, & development programs include an educational & outreach program with Ocearch; Oversight by Real Estate Div.,Dept.of the PW (Stockwell) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) 2nd


2019-131 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver that certain lease agreement btwn The City of Jax ("Landlord") & Gryphon Marine, LLC, F/K/A CDI Marine Co. LLC. ("Tenant") for bldg 900 at Cecil Commerce Ctr., 12,474 sq. ft. of Ofc Space located at 6017 POW-MIA Memorial Pkway, Jax, FL., for a term of 2 yrs, with options to renew for (2) addnl 12 month terms at a monthly rental rate of $10,476.66 with a CAM of $200 per month, with 3% annual rent increases; Oversight by the OED(Stockwell) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2019-134 ORD Auth the Borrowing & Approp of $18,000,000 in Funding from the City's Commercial Paper Facility, in order to provide Funding (1) $15,000,000 to Settle Certain Litigation btwn the City & Jacksonville Landing Investments, LLC. ("JLI") concerning the Disposition, Development & Lease agreement btwn the City & JLI("Landing Lease"), Terminate the Landing Lease, & acquire title to the Landing Bldg. Improvemnts & related personal property; (2) $1,500,000 for obligations of The City relating to Sublease termination, Tenant Relocation Costs, & other expenses; (3) $1,500,000 for Demolition of the Landing Bldg Improvemnts & Site Preparation costs; Amend the 2019-2023 CIP,  Apvd by Ord 2018-505-E to add the Project entitled "JLI West Parcel Demolition/Site Preparation";  Approving the settlement of certain litigation btwn The City & JLI with respect to Landing Lease; Apv & Auth the Mayor or Designee & Corp Sec to Execute said agreemts as set forth in the settlement agreement;  Auth OGC or designee to take further action to conclude the litigation (B.T. 19-069) (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


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) 2nd


2019-136 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, for & on behalf of the City, that Certain Agreemnt for Sale & Purchase  ("PSA") btwn the City of Jax ("City") & Harbour Waterway Special Dist ("Harbour"), & to Execute all deeds & closing documents relating thereto & take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the agreement, for the PSA, comprised of approx 44 acres of real propty located on an Island/Peninsula used for Dredge Spoil & known as Reed Island in the St. Johns River South of Blount Island less than 4 miles West of the Intracoastal Waterway ("The Property") for total purchase of $88,000; Waiver of Chapt 122 (Public Property), Sec 122.408 (Parklands Preservation Policy), Ord Code, that no Park-Related Land shall be converted to another use or sold by the City unless the City replaces that Land with New Park Faciltiies; Oversight by Real Estate Div of the PW Dept. (Dist 2-Ferraro) (Lotzia) ( Introduced by CM Ferraro) 2nd


2019-137 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver an Amendment 2 to lease Agreemnt btwn The City of Jax ("City") & Grace Aerospace, LLC. ("Tenant"), for the lease of (1) 4,350 sq. ft. of addnl space within Bldg 905 at a monthly rental rate of $ 2,240.25; & (2)  addnl space in Bldg 905-1 comprised of 1,773 sq. ft. Ofc Space at a monthly rate of $1,287.50, each bldg, at 13541 Lake Newman St., Jax, FL in Cecil Commerce Center; Oversight by OED (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2019-138 ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute a Purchase & Sale Agreemt btwn City of Jax & the Vestcor Family Foundation, Inc., a FL Corp, Not for Profit ("Developer") & to Execute all deeds & closing documnts. relating thereto & take all necessary action to effectuate the purposes of the agreemt, for the conveyance to Developer of Propty., comprised of 2 parcels consisting of approx 10.42 acres parcels of Parkland & unimproved Real Propty at 2100 & 2039 Forest St., Jax, FL (The Property"), to redevelop into a Charter School; declare property to be surplus to needs of the City; Waiving Sec 122.421(b) (Preservation of Parklands); reserving or granting all utilities & facilities easement for JEA: Oversight by Real Estate Div. (Stockwell) (Introduced by CMs Anderson, Boyer, Ferraro & Schellenberg)(Co-Sponsored by CMs Freeman, R. Gaffney, Newby, White, Wilson, Becton, Bowman, Gulliford & Dennis) 2nd


2019-143 RESO Supporting the Adoption of the City of Jacksonville Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Boyer) 2nd


2019-144 RESO Adopting the Emerald Trail Master Plan & Implementation Strategy which includes branding & design standards; Encouraging the Administration to follow the Emerald Trail Master Plan in the implementation of the City's  Emerald Trail Planning & Revitalization & Establish Coordinated efforts for the consideration of the Trail in future development. (Sidman) (Introduced by CMs R. Gaffney, Boyer, Newby, Love, Anderson & Gulliford) (Co-Sponsored by CM Crescimbeni) 2nd


2019-148 RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Auth of its Multifamily Housing

Revenue Bonds (Monaco Arms Apts), in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $16,830,000 for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs related to the acquisition, rehabilitation & equipping of existing Multifamily Residential Housing Facilities for persons or families of low, middle, or moderate income, located at 10415 & 10525 Monaco Dr., Jax, FL to be commonly known as "Monaco Arms Apts."; determining credit not being pledged (Lotzia) (Req of JHFA) 2nd


2019-149 RESO Auth Issuance by Jax Housing Finance Auth of its Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (Ashley Square) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $16,500,000 for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs related to the acquisition & construction of a Multifamily Residential Housing Facilities for elderly persons of low, middle, or moderate income located at 127 East Ashley St. & 116 East Beaver St., Jax, FL to be commonly known as "Ashley Square Apts."; determining credit not being pledged (Lotzia) (Req of JHFA) 2nd


2019-150 RESO Auth Appl to Florida Inland Navigation Dist (FIND) for 2019 Grants to undertake specified Waterways-Related Projs; Auth Grant Agreemts with FIND as well as Related Docs; Acknowledge Willingness to meet Funding Requiremts; Oversight by Parks, Rec & Community Svcs Dept. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


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) 2nd


2019-152 ORD-MC Approp $486,061.70 from Tourist Dev Tax Special Revenue Fund to Fund Convention Grants awarded Pursuant to Sec 666.108(B) (3) (VI) under Tourist Dev Plan set forth in Chapt 666, Ord Code, to separately account for and allow such grant funding to carryover each year; purpose; amend the TDC FY 2018-2019 Budget, Schedule W of The Annual Budget apv by Ord 2018-504-E to amend Convention Sales & Services Plan Component Budget Line Item to Itemize Funding for Convention Grants; Amend Sec 111.600 (Tourist Dev Tax Spec Rev Fund; Dev & Contingency), Pt 6 (Economic & Comm Dev), Chapt 111 (Spec Rev & Trust Accts), Ord Code; Amend Chapt 666 (Duval County Tourist Dev Plan), Sec 666.108 (Tourist Dev Plan); Ord Code; Amend Tourist Dev Council Grant Guidelines. (Hodges) (Introduced by CM Boyer) 2nd


2019-153 ORD Approp $148,128.00 in the Kids Hope Alliance Budget's Juvenile Justice Prevention/Intervention, Preteens and Teen, and Special Needs Essential Svcs Plan Categories into the KHA Budget's Out of School Time Essential Svcs Plan Category to fund Addnl Afterschool & Summer Programming Location at Southside Middle School; Invoking Exception of Sec 126.107 (G) (Exemptions), Pt 1 (Gen Regulations), Chapt 126 (Procurement Code), Ord Code, to allow KHA to contract directly with the YMCA to provide afterschool and summer programming at Southside Middle School; Waiving requiremts of Sec 77.111(a) (Provider Contracts), Chapt 77 (KHA), Ord Code to exempt Children's Svcs programming to be provided by the YMCA from Competitive Procurement; Request One Cycle Emerg Passage. (Davis) (Introduced by CM Wilson) EMERGENCY & AMEND/ACTION



Meeting Adjourned: 9:03


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

3.4.19   Posted 3:00 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD