Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and Safety Committee

Agenda Meeting Minutes

 January 2, 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 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, Ladayija Nichols, Jessica Smith and Jessica Matthews – Legislative Services Division.


Meeting Convened: 9:02 a.m.


Councilman Newby called the meeting to order and reviewed the marked agenda. There were six (6) items ready for action, four (4) items marked for deferral, and seven (7) items for second reading.


Councilwoman Boyer handed out a PowerPoint to the Committee giving background to 2018-837.


2018-256 ORD-MC Relating to Membership of JEA Amend Sec 21.03 (Composition; Compensation' Ofcrs' Mtgs), Article 21 (JEA) City Charter, Provide that 4 of the 7 bd mbrs be appt by Council and also be subj to removal by Council. (Durden) (Introduced by CM Dennis) DEFER


2018-310 ORD-MC Creating New Sec 320.202 (Commercially Leased Rentals; Apv of Proposed Use Prior to Lease), Pt 2 (Tests & Approvals), Chapt 320 (Gen Provisions, Title VIII (Construction  Regulations & Bldg Codes), Ord Code, to Require a Bldg Confirmation Ltr or Architect's Cert for Commercially Leased Parcels; Amend Sec 656.152, Subpart E. Certificates of Use, Pt 1 (Gen Provisions), Chapter 656 (Zoning Code), to include Bldg Confirmation Ltr or Architect's Cert in the COU App Process.  (Johnston) (Introduced by CM Morgan) 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


2018-833 ORD Approp $550,000.00 Grant  from Dept of Justice, Ofc on Violence Against Women to provide funding for The Safety First Project for Supervised Family Visitation for Victims of Domestic Violence. (BT 19-019) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) (Co-Sponsored by CM Hazouri) AMEND/MOVE


2018-837 ORD Approp $2,050,000.00 from Tourist Dev Council (TDC) Development Acct to provide funding for two addnl CIP Projs in the 2019-2013 Five Yr CIP (1) $850,000 for Constrn of New Downtown Riverfront Visitor Ctr located in the Times Union Center for Performing Arts and (2) $1,200,000 for Constrn of outdoor wall projection venue on Northbank of St. Johns River adjacent to Times Union Ctr; Oversight by Dept of Public Works. (McCain) (Req of Duval County TDC) MOVE


2018-842 ORD Approp $64,000.00 from Fund Balance to Provide funding for an Afterschool Prog to be provided by Jax Arts and Music School, Inc. to 40 students during the 2018-2019 School Yr.  (BT 19-032) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/MOVE


2018-843 ORD Approp $15,866.13 from Kids Hope Alliance Trust Fund into KHA Trust Fund Authority to provide quality Programming Options for Potential Mini-Grant Awards of up to $5,000.00 for Acceptable Programs related to any of the Kids Hope Alliance Essential Services Categories with a Priority and Emphasis on Programs that address High Poverty and Geographical Areas with High Levels of Violence.  (BT 19-020) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) AMEND/MOVE


2018-844 ORD Auth Director/Fire Chief of JFRD to execute Statement of Work btwn City and Boeing Company Estab Operating Procedures for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Svcs in support of Ground & Flight Ops conducted by the Boeing Company at Cecil Airport; Oversight by JFRD. (McCain) (Req of Mayor) MOVE


2018-846 ORD Finding a need for Safety & Crime Reduction within the City and a Better Understanding of the Correlation btwn Community Programs, Funding & Community Outgrowth for Crime Reduction & Prevention; Creating a Task Force on Safety and Crime Reduction and Appointing Mbrs. (Johnston) (Introduced by CP Bowman) (Co-Sponsored by CMs Pittman, Morgan, Newby, Love, Hazouri, Wilson, White, Gulliford, Schellenberg, Freeman, Anderson, R. Gaffney, Ferraro & Boyer) MOVE



2018-864 ORD Approp $30,000 from Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to provide 

Critical Mental Health and Substance Abuse Svcs to Duval County Teen Court Participants; Providing for Reports from Dir of Teen Courts to Community Foundation of NE Florida. (BT 19-031) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2018-865 ORD Approp $112,745.00 from Metropolitan Park Maint (SF 1D4) - Dockage & Rental of City Facilities to Metropolitan Park Maint (SF 1D4) - Operating Expenses to provide funds for Maint & Improvements to Metropolitan Park and various facilities.  (BT 19-033) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2018-866 ORD Approp $790,000.00 by transferring funds from Operating Supplies - Rescue & Fire Operation in the FY 19 Gen Fund Budget to Capital Outlay, Bunker Gear, and Clothing Sub-Objects to purchase 1) Clothing & Bunker gear for the new Rescue Personnel to be assign to R17, R37, R44, and R61; and 2) Capital Equip, including Cardiac equip, including Cardiac Monitors, Stairchairs, Stretchers, scbas, and Autopulse for Eight (8) new Rescue Vehicles as apv in FY 19 Budget.  (BT 19-034) (McCain) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2018-868 ORD Auth Interlocal Agreemt Continuing the First Coast Workforce Development Consortium (2018 Interlocal Agreemt) bet City & Counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau, Putnam & St Johns; Provide for 2-Yr Participation Limitation by the City in the 2018 Interlocal Agreemt. (Hodges) (Introduced by CM Freeman) 2nd


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) 2nd


2018-871 ORD-MC re Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Ord Code; Repealing  Chapt 122 (Public Propty), Pt 4 (Real Propty), Subpart A ((Real Propty Acquisitions & Administration), Subpart B (Real Propty Dispositions), & Subpart F (Donation of Propty for Certain Residential Housing), Ord Code, Creating New Chapt 122 (Public Propty, Pt 4 (Real Propty), Subpart A (Acquisition of Interests in Real Propty) and Subpart B (Real Propty Dispositions and Exchanges), Ord Code; Amend Sec 111.755 (Environmental Protection Fund), Amend Sec 111.920 (Neighborhood Stabilization Prog Spec Revenue Fund); Amend Chapt 108 (Central Services), Pt 4 (Public Bldgs), Sec 108.406 (Exercise of Divisional Responsibilities & Authority; Procedures); Repealing Chapt 108 (Central Services), Pt 4 (Public Bldgs), Sec 108.411 (Temporary Closure of Public Bldg; Rental of Alternative Space), Ord Code. (Stockwell) (Req of Mayor) 2nd


2018-872 ORD Auth Execution of a Redev Agreemt btwn the City of Jax,("City"), Downtown Investment Authority ("DIA"), & Axis Hotels LLC ("Developer) to support renovation by Developer of the Ambassador Hotel Bldg located at 420 N. Julia St & Construction of Approx 200 Residential Units of Market Rate Housing in the Northbank Downtown Redevelopment Area (Project); Auth Downtown Historic Preservation and Revitalization Trust Fund Grant in the Amt of $1,500,000 to the Developer in Connection with the Renovations to the Ambassador Hotel Bldg., to be Approp by subsequent legislation;  Auth a REV Grant of $4,900,000; Waiving the Downtown Historic Preservation & Revitalization Trust Fund Guidelines Auth by 2002-395-E to Auth Grants in Excess of $1,000,000 for the Proj; Designating DIA as Contract Monitor for Redevelopmt Agreemt; Designate Proj Oversight by  Public Works & DIA. (Sawyer) (Introduced by DIA) 2nd





Meeting Adjourned: 9:04 a.m.


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

1.2.19   Posted 4:30 p.m.

Tapes:  NCSPHS agenda meeting– LSD