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(ORD-MC Amend Chapt 654 (Code of Subdiv Regs), Ord Code, Secs 654.106 (Definitions) to add Newly Created Definition for "Reconstructed Street"; 654.111 (Design Standards: Streets); 654.133 (Required Improvemts: Streets, Curbs & Gutters; Sidewalks; & Bikeway Requiremts):

1.      Incorporates requirements found in the text amendment in 2019-273.

2.      Changes from “thoroughfare” to “travel way” in section 654.106.

3.      Requires all new streets and reconstructed streets to provide sidewalks or a shared use/multi-use path, and inserts detailed language to address shared use/multi-use path requirements.

4.      Provides for more language regarding Sidewalk options in residential local subdivisions in Table 1 of Section 654.133(d).

5.      Includes sidewalk requirements for culs de sac and subdivision entrances.

6.      Incorporates pedestrian access near bus stops.






(ORD-MC re Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code;  Amend Sec 656.313 (Community/General Commercial Category), Pt 3 (Schedule of Dist Regs), Subpart C (Commercial Use Categories and Zoning Dists), Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, to revise uses permitted by right and exception):

1.      On page 4, lines 13-20, strike all lines in their entirety  and insert the following:

“(25) Textile Recycling Collection Bins meeting the development criteria and performance standards set forth in Part 4, Section 656.421 (Textile Recycling Bins).”

2.      On page 5, line 2, strike “(6)  Service garages for minor or major repairs.” and insert “ (6) Service garages for minor or major repairs by a franchised motor vehicle dealer as defined in section 320.27(1)(c)1, Florida Statutes (2018).”

3.      On page 5, line 9, strike “(10) Retail sales of new or used automobiles.” and insert “(10) Retail sales of new or used automobiles by a franchised motor vehicle dealer as defined in section 320.27(1)(c)1, Florida Statutes (2018).

4.      On page 1, line 1, amend the introductory sentence to add that the bill was amended as reflected herein.   






(ORD-Q Rezoning 10062 103rd St btwn Connie Jean Rd and Chardon Dr -  PUD to PUD):

1.      Attaches Revised Exhibit 3 (Revised Written Description).

2.      Attaches Revised Exhibit 4 (Revised Site Plan).






(ORD-Q Rezoning at 2059 & 2107 New Berlin Rd btwn Dunn Creek Rd & Wages Way - RR-Acre and PUD to PUD):

Rezoning approved subject to conditions:

(1) The Homeowners’ Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions shall restrict houses on lots 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26 through 37 to one story in height.

(2) There shall be a twenty (20) foot wide undisturbed natural buffer along lots 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26-37, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, and 87-89.

(3) On the developer’s side of the buffer, an eight (8) foot high, 85% opaque fence shall be constructed along lots/parcels 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26-37, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, and 87-89 as well as along the northern property line of Parcel RE# 106889-0020, and along the right-of-way along the eastern property line where applicable, depending upon wetlands and stand of existing trees.

(4) The existing trees in the buffer, as referenced above in condition (2), shall be supplemented with one shade tree every twenty-five (25) feet between existing trees.

(5) Prior to the first final inspection within any phase of development, the owner or their agent shall submit to the Planning and Development Department for its review and approval either: (a) an affidavit documenting that all conditions to the development order have been satisfied, or (b) a detailed agreement for the completion of all conditions to the development order.

Attaches Revised Exhibit 3 (revised written description).

Attaches Revised Exhibit 4 (revised site plan).






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):

Removes performance standards proposed for auto dealerships.






(ORD Renaming the 1st St. West extending approx. 1 mile from Jefferson St. N. to Pearl St. N. to "Reverend Henry T. RHIM Blvd."):

Converts the renaming application to an honorary street designation from Jefferson Street N. to Pearl Street N.






(ORD-MC Amend Chapt 656 (Zoning Code), Ord Code, Creating New Subpart S (Renew Arlington Zoning Overlay) within Part 3 (Schedule of Dist Regs):

1.      High Intensity Uses as described in Sec. 656.399.60 of the proposed ordinance are required to bring all non-conforming development characteristics (site layout, building form and finish materials, building location, parking, lighting, walkways, and screening for non-residential and multi-family uses) into immediate compliance upon re-occupation of the building after a 6 month cessation of use or upon a Major Renovation (as defined). However, Non-High Intensity Uses will not have to bring the first three listed development characteristics (site layout, building form and finish materials, building location) into compliance upon reoccupation or Major Renovation.

2.      The term for meeting all mandatory compliance requirements (fencing, signage and landscaping) is January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024.

3.      Window signage must allow a clear and unobstructed view both from outside the building to the inside and from the inside to the outside, effective immediately.

4.      Requests for relief shall be processed via Administrative Deviations instead of Variances. However, no administrative deviation shall be permitted for reduction in lot area of an Intensive Use; and the Landscape Code requirements must be fully met before a deviation may be permitted for reduction of parking requirements for a non-High Intensity Use.

5.      Uncomplimentary adjacent use buffer requirements:

-          For a business existing as of July 1, 2019, the 10 foot buffer strip requirement for a Vehicular Use Area (VUA) of a non-residential use abutting a residential use is removed and the requirement for a minimum 6 foot high masonry wall or pre-cast panel is amended to also permit an 85% opaque wood or vinyl fence.

-          For a business existing as of July 1, 2019 with a building adjacent to a residential use, the 5 foot buffer strip requirement is removed; the requirement for a 6 foot tall fence (wood or vinyl) or wall (stone, brick, masonry or pre-cast panel) remains, with the addition of an 85% opacity provision.

6.      Reduces the parcel sizes in the freestanding signage table; increases the maximum area per sign side in the smallest parcel size from 25 to 36 sq. ft.; and increases the maximum sign heights in the 3 smallest of the 4 parcel sizes. Requires that remnant portions of former sign structures not conforming to the new requirements must be removed before December 31, 2024.

7.      Prohibits permanent and temporary outdoor display of merchandise.

8.      Imposes requirements specific to the Merrill Road Commercial Character Area:

-          Parking lots must interconnect with adjoining CRA parcels in accordance with Sec. 654.115, Ordinance Code.

-          Developments with more than 4 parking spaces must place the majority of the parking to the side or rear of the principal building or the canopy of gas station fueling pumps.

-          Additional access points above the one permitted driveway may be granted provide the continuous roadway frontage of the property is 500 feet or greater, or as otherwise authorized by the Traffic Engineering Division and the Planning and Development Department, who shall consider the overall goals of the Overaly, particularly regarding pedestrian and vehicular safety.

-          “Pedestrian Connections” is clarified to mean from designated parking spaces to business entrances.


Floor (Morgan):

Provides that the 5-year mandatory compliance period for the fencing, signage and landscaping development characteristics lawfully existing upon the effective date of the Overlay shall only become effective upon the later of January 1, 2020 or 90 days after the effective date of a resolution by the Renew Arlington CRA Agency Board creating a Renew Arlington CRA property improvement grant program providing funding for businesses to achieve compliance with the requirements.






(ORD-Q Rezoning at 0 Parramore Rd (1.90± Acres) btwn Collins Rd & Parramore Ct -PUD to PUD):

Rezoning approved subject to condition:

(1) The Site Plan and Architectural Elevations shall be consistent with the Jacksonville Design Guidelines and Best Practices Handbook, subject to review and approval by the Planning and Development Department at the time of verification of substantial compliance of the PUD.






(ORD-Q Apv Sign Waiver Appl SW-19-02 for Sign at 3625 University Blvd S btwn Samuel Wells Dr & Harvin Rd, Owned by Memorial Healthcare Group, Inc.):

Attaches Revised Exhibit 1 (revised legal description).

Attaches Revised Exhibit 2 (revised site map).






(ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec. to Execute & Deliver an Agreemt btwn the City of Jax & the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida, Inc. for Lease of Propty within the Arlington Lions Club Pk):


Floor (Crescimbeni): revise the lease agreement to include a provision that construction of buildings or placement of modular buildings on the leased property must occur within 2 years of the execution of the lease agreement.






(ORD Auth Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver, for & on behalf of the City, the Funding Agreemt for Millers Creek Dredging Proj.):

1. Include the oversight department in the title and bill.

2. Attach Revised Exhibit 1 (revised agreement) to clarify that the City will reimburse 12.5% of each Draw Request received after construction commences.






(ORD Estab a Neighborhood Assessment Prog (NAP) for the Ortega Point N Neighborhood for Underground Power & Communications Improvemts):

Attach Revised Exhibit 1 (revised petition) to correct parcel information on Exhibit 2 to the petition.






(ORD Approp $ 2,000,000.00 from a Capital Projects - Constrn Acct to a Capital Projects - Land Acct to Purchase Property for New Fire Station No. 65):

1. Pg. 1, lines 8 and 29 and pg. 2, line 2: insert “the” after “for”.

2. Strike language on match in Section 1 of bill.

3. Pg. 2, line 2: strike “Boyd” and insert “Body”.

4. Pg. 2, line 8: insert “unit” after “rescue”.

5. Attach revised Exhibit 1 (revised BT) to correct Council District.

6. Attach revised Exhibit 2 (revised CIP sheet).






(ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver that certain lease agreemt btwn The City of Jax & South Ortega Land Trust for Tax Collector Office):

1. Include lease rate in title and bill.

2. Pg. 2, line 17 strike “additional”.

3. Attach Revised Exhibit 1 (revised BT).






(ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver a Stipulation Agreemnt among the City of Jax, FL East Coast Railway, LLC, & the State of  FDOT providing for the permanent closing of a Railroad-Highway public at grade crossing at Gary St. & Naldo Ave.):

Place revised document On File to include Exhibit F.






(ORD Concerning a Continuation Grant: Approp $ 1,732,994.00 ($1,294,383.00 in 2019-2022 (SHIP) Prog funds from the FL Housing Finance Corp & $438,611.00 in SHIP Prog Income):

1. Revise total appropriation amount to $1,794,674 and 2019-2022 SHIP funds to $1,356,063.

2. Attach revised Exhibit 1 (revised BT).

3. Attach revised Exhibit 2 (revised schedule of proposed funding).

4. Attach revised Exhibit 3 (revised SHIP allocation estimate).






(ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Providing for Participation in CDBG Prog.):

1. Pg. 3, line 3: strike “$8,561,309.000” and insert “$8,561,309.00”.

2. Pg. 3, line 21: strike “$1,21,358.00” and insert “$1,121,358.00”.

3. Attach revised Exhibit 2 to correct BT.

4. Attach revised Exhibit 3 to attach revised schedule of proposed funding.






(ORD Concerning Continuation Grant; Approp $4, 619, 801.00 ($3, 464,850.75 from the FEMA through the FDEM & a 25% City Match of $1,154,950.25 from the Gen Fund) under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Prog. to Acquire & Demolish 17 Flood-Prone Properties):

Correct oversight department to Emergency Preparedness Division.






(ORD-MC Creating a New Sec. 321.103 (Baby-Changing Table Requiremts), Chapt 321 (Adoption of Building Code), Ord Code, to add Specified Requiremts & Certain Exemption Related to Baby-Changing Tables):

1. Change “Subdivision Standards and Policy Advisory Committee” to the “Building Codes Adjustment Board” and correct code reference in the bill.

2. Add language stating that this Code Amendment is not effective until a Local Amendment to the Florida Building Code is adopted pursuant to Sec. 553.73, Florida Statutes.






(ORD-MC Repealing Chapt 27 (Office of Sports & Entertainment), Ord Code, & Reserving the Chapt in its entirety; Creating a New Pt 2 (Sports & Entertainment Div.), Chapt. 28 (Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs), Ord Code, to move the Sports & Entertainment Ofc into the Dept of Parks, Recreation & Community Svcs as a Div.; Amend Sec 26.201 (Economic Developmt), Chapt 26 (Economic Developmt), Ord Code, to add the functions of operating the Jax Film & TV Ofc to the Ofc Of Economic Developmt):

1. Pg. 1, line 19 and pg. 6, lines 20, 21 and 24 “Account” should be plural.

2. Pg. 1, line 31 insert “Council” before “Auditor’s”.

3. Pg. 3, line 11 insert “a” after “have”.

4. Pg. 3, line 28 and pg. 4, line 25 capitalize “Chapter”.

5. Pg. 4, line 20 add “Office of” before “Special” and “the” after “within”.

6. Pg. 4, line 21 insert a period after “Division”.

7. Pg. 6, line 16 “Provide” should be “Providing”.

8. Attach Revised Exhibit 3 (revised organizational chart).






(ORD Approp $75,000.00 from Mayoral Transition Funding with the Gen Fund/ Gen Svc Dist. to provide Funding to Gateway Community Svc, Inc. for a Contribution for a HVAC Unit & Installation):

1. Pg. 1, line 6: strike “WITH” and insert “WITHIN”.

2. Pg. 1, lines 8 and 15: strike “SERVICE” and insert “SERVICES”.

3. Pg. 2, line 12: insert “the” after “opioid”.

4. Pg. 2, line 7: insert “purchase of” after “for”.

5. Attach Revised Exhibit 1 (revised BT).

6. Attach Revised Exhibit 2 (revised agreement).






(ORD Approp $6,449.39 from Council Dist 13 Loblolly Recreation/Parks Acct to Provide Funding to the Jax Bch Elementary Preservation Fund, Inc. to Provide Funding for Improvements to the Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Ctr in Jax Bch, FL):

1. Correct title of Ch. 118.

2. Pg. 1, line 30: insert “AND” before “COMMUNITY”.

3. Strike painting from purpose of appropriation.

4. Pg. 3, line 1: strike “under the bonds”.

5. Revise title of Section 5 of bill to include Code Sections being waived.

6. Clarify Parts 2 and 3 of Ch. 118 are being waived.

7. Strike contractor lien satisfaction language in Section 7 of bill to be consistent with agreement.






(ORD Auth & Apv Mayor & Corp Sec to Execute & Deliver (1) a Purchase & Sale Agreemt btwn City of Jax & Ryan Companies US, Inc. for Property on W. Adams St.):



Place revised agreement On File to correct square footage and notice period on Exhibit D of the purchase and sale agreement.



NCSPHS amendment, plus adds a Whereas clause stating “the Property will be conveyed exclusive of all fee interest in all rights-of-way and previously abandoned rights-of-way abutting the parcel to be conveyed, and with 60 days of the Effective Date of the purchase and sale agreement, the City intends to file legislation with Council to accept and dedicate as right-of-way those portions of Pearl and Monroe Streets abutting the Property previously abandoned but not currently closed by the City”.






(ORD Approp $391,100.00 from Tax Collector Fund Balance -TCSG017-38901 to Tax Collector TCSG017-06403 to Prepay for 4 Yrs of a New Modernized Queuing System):

1. Strike “TCSG017 – 38901 to Tax Collector TCSG017 – 06403” from the title.

2. Correct explanation of appropriation by striking “TCSG017 – 38901 to Tax Collector TCSG017 – 06403” and add “to Computer Equipment”.

3. Attach Revised Exhibit 1 (revised BT).






(RESO Appt Celestine Mills as Member of the 2019 Charter Revision Comm, as School Bd Dist 5 Rep; Requesting 1 Cycle Emergency Passage):

Remove emergency language.






(ORD Apv & Auth Mayor to complete the Conversion of Certain Financial Reconciliations in order to Effectuate the use of The Enterprise Resource Planning Financial System):

Adds emergency passage language.


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