Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 February 19, 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 and Randy White


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 nine (9) items ready for action, four (4) items marked for deferral, and seven (7) 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


2019-23 ORD Approp $1,500,000.00 from Kids Hope Alliance Operating Subfund Fund into

Kids Hope Alliance Budget to fund Progs & Svcs for At-Hope Children and Youth in Jax.(BT 19-043) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) SUBSTITUTE/ACTION


2019-44 ORD Approp $781,748.00 from Tree Protection & Related Expenses Trust Fund,  Ord Subfund 15F, for the Planting of 12 American Hornbeams, 13 Sycamores, 78 Live Oaks, 18 Shumard Oaks, 26 Overcup Oaks, 2 Swamp Chestnut Oaks, 21 Red Marples, 12 Sweetgums, 22 Tulip Poplars, 17 Bald Cypress, 2 Eagleston Holly, 10 Winged Elms, 49 Drake Elms, 38 Crapemyrtles, 3 Longleaf Pines, 6 Chinese Fringtrees, 4 Southern Magnolias, 4 Little Gem Magnolias, 24 Dura-Heat River Birch, 8 Pride of Houston Yaupon Hollys and 13 Fringetrees,  for a Proj known as "RAP Releaf Tree Planting" in an area generally bounded by I-95, I-10, Cassat Ave, San Juan Ave, Jammes Rd, Timuquana Rd, and the St. Johns River; Providing for reversion to the Trust Fund of any unspent funds; Providing for Public Works to Oversee Proj. (Dist 14-Love/Dist 10-Freeman) (Grandin) (Introduced by CM Love) AMEND/ACTION


2019-45 ORD Approp $35,880.00 from Sidewalk Constrn Spec Rev Fund to provide funding for Capital Costs related to Constrn of Sidewalks throughout the City; Amend 2019-2023 CIP to provide funding for the proj entitled "Sidewalk Maintenance Construction".

(BT 19-046) (McCain)  (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-46 ORD Approp $723,236.00 from U.S. Dept of Justice, Ofc of Victims of Crimes, with no local match, to provide funding for Law Enforcemt-Based Direct Victim Svcs Prog. (BT 19-038) (RC 19-061) (McCain) (Req of Sheriff) ACTION


2019-47 ORD Approp $50,000.00 Grant Award from PetSmart Charities, Inc to expand Animal Care & Protective Svcs Pet Safety Net Prog; Auth Mayor & Corp Sec to execute & Deliver Grant Agreemt btwn Petsmart Charities, Inc. & City; Provide Oversight by Animal Care & Protective Svcs Div. (BT 19-050) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-49 ORD Approp $6,000.00 in anticipated revenue to be received from The National Testing Network, Inc. (NTN) for Administration of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) to cover costs of equip & facility improvemt, repair, & maint, and the purchase of addnl equip necessary to continue using the CPAT for New Hires; Auth Chief of Training Div of JFRD to execute and deliver Test Ctr Agreemt btwn NTN and City of Jax; Provide Oversight by JFRD.  (BT 19-048) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) ACTION


2019-51 ORD-MC Relating to Benefits of Corrections Ofcrs; Amend Sec 16.06, Charter, to permit $20.00 Booking Fee to be used for any legal use for the Benefit of Corrections Officers. (Durden) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-52 ORD Auth Lease Agreemt btwn City and FON Inc for an initial term of One (1) year, with Two (2) One (1) year renewal options for 2,000 Sq Ft in Bldg 907 in Cecil Commerce Ctr at 13557 Lake Newman St with Initial Monthly base rent of $9.00 per Sq Ft plus $200 per month for common area maint costs, with monthly base rent subj to Annual Escalation Rate of Three Percent (3%); Providing Oversight by OED. (Sawyer) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/ACTION


2019-56 ORD-MC New Sec 111.250 (Opioid Abuse Program Trust Fund), Part 2 (Health & Human Svcs.), Chapt. 111 (Special Revenue & Trust Accounts), Ord. Code, to establish a permanent trust fund for the Opioid Abuse Program as estab. by Ord. 2017-426-E & further continued by ordinances 2018-523-E, 2018-504-E & 2018-683-E; creating a new chapt. 84 (Opioid Abuse Mitigation),Ord. code, to create an Opioid Abuse Prevention Committee & to create a Grants Committee to recommend awards & use of expenditures of the Opioid Abuse Program Trust Fund to Prevention Committee

 (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Gulliford) AMEND/ACTION

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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


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) 2nd


Meeting Adjourned: 9:05


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

2.19.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD