CPAC Meeting April 11, 2016

  1. Call to Order/Verify Quorum: Chair Anania called the meeting to order. Rosemary Wesolowski verified that a quorum was present.
  2. Approval of the Previous Meeting Summary: Pete Miller made a motion to approve the minutes, Larry Belge second the motion; the motion was approved.
  3. Presentation(s): Laurie Santana, Chief of Transportation Planning, Pedestrian and Cyclist Master Plan Study provided an overview of the fatalities on local roadways. In effort to make our streets safer for pedestrian and bicyclist, a study will be conducted and everyone is encouraged to take an online survey at for more information contact Ms. Santana at or 255-7857.
  1. Elected Officials Reports:

Councilmember Bowman shared that he, JEA and the Mayor’s Office are completing a study on lighting along various streets in his district and working to improve pedestrian safety; ground was broken from roadwork on Girvin Road.

Councilmember Morgan encouraged anyone having trouble with solid waste in her district to contact her; design for the pool at Blue Cypress Park has been completed.

  1. Staff Reports (3 minute time limit)
  • JSO (Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office) – Lt. Nader provided crime statistics for Zone 2 and safety advice
  • JFRD (Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department) – Chief Dix informed the CPAC about an upcoming JFRD Community Walk.
  • Mayor’s Liaison – Denise Lee – not present
  • Duval County Public Schools – Maysha Shelton, Principal, Ft. Caroline Middle School provided an overview of the Faith-Based Partnership Breakfast with all DCPS principals; the goal is to work together. Ft. Caroline Middle School has one student out of 100 students nationwide to be selected to attend the West Point – The U.S. Military Academy’s summer STEM program in New York May 24-27.
  • Regulatory Compliance (Code Compliance) – Elaine Lancaster stated in Zone 2 there are 1349 code compliance active cases. The next systematic inspections will be in North Beach and Mayport Village.
  • FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) – Jim Green announced the Main Street Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am in preparation for an upcoming project.
  • Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport – Alberta Hipps shared the details of the upcoming Wings and Wheels event at JAXEX on April 23, 2016 starting at 10:00 am.
  • Jacksonville Public Library – Sara Roberts, Region Manager for Pablo Creek Region, introduced Charlie Kleeman, Board of Library Trustees. Mr. Kleeman shared the need of funds to complete the renovations at the Jacksonville Beach Branch Library. Ms. Roberts shared details about the Turn It Up event at the Pablo Branch Library.
  • Planning & Development Department – Paul Davis shared that he has received a promotion and he is uncertain as to how long he will be supporting the CPAC; a replacement will be identified in the near future.
  • Public Works – Steve Long stated the Storm Water team is currently out cleaning ditches in the Girvin and Kernan Roads area. Mr. Long encouraged the CPAC members to clear the storm water drains near their homes of pine needles and leaves before the summer rains return. There was some discussion about the challenges of clearing the Sandalwood Canal.
  • Military Affairs and Veterans Department – Bill Spann reminded the CPAC about the upcoming Military Spouse event on May 6, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Arena from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. And the Memorial Day Celebration to honor Jacksonville’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:00am at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall. l
  • JTA – Wendy Morrow provided an update on the bus schedule changes in the GAB district.
  • Recreation & Parks – Megan Williamson introduced herself to the CPAC and stated JaxParks is very busy working on the summer camp programs.
  • Renew Arlington – Karen Nasrallah provided a broad overview of the CRA project and shared the names of the new CRA board members.
  1. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports (3 minute time limit)
  • LUZ (Land Use and Zoning)/Governmental Affairs – Mike Anania made 2 motions: Opposition to Ordinance 2016-0208 (SW-16-01) and Deny Rezoning 2016-0246 (LU 2016C-004) and 2016-0247; both passed unanimously. CPAC Member Eddi Parsons made a motion for the land (1 acre) owned by JTA on the Wonderwood Expressway be donated to the City of Jacksonville and be added to Buck Park. After much discussion, the CPAC voted to send a letter to JTA for land donation to the park.
  • Beautification/Parks – Larry Belge reminded the CPAC that a great white shark was spotted off the shore of Hanna Park. It was also mentioned that Hanna Park has 20 miles of nature/bike trails and camping facilities.
  • Environment – Lad Hawkins – not present
  • Membership – Karen Hunter-Nowak – no new members
  • Transportation – Ben Tucker – not present


  • TRUE (Taxation, Revenue, and Utilization of Expenditures) Commission – vacant
  • North Florida TPO – Roger Sharp – not present
  1. Neighborhood Coordinator Report – Rosemary Wesolowski announced the legislation to form the Neighborhoods Department was passed by City Council; the Neighborhoods Department was reestablished. Derrick Igou has been named at the Director of Neighborhoods.
  2. Chairs Report – Michael Anania informed the CPAC he and the 6 CPAC chairs met with the Mayor. Chair Anania lead the CPAC in identifying projects for GAB District CIP Projects; projects were identified.
  3. Unfinished Business – none
  4. New Business – none
  5. Public Comments, Concerns or Announcements (3-minute time limit)

Member Pete Miller announced the Zone 2 ShAdCo Safety Fair will be held on May 21, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Regency Square Mall. Member Miller also shared his concern about residential treatment homes for substance abuse that has popped up in communities. The CPAC was encouraged to visit for more details.

Councilmember Morgan announced that her next Town Hall meeting will be held on April 25, 2016 on Justina Road. The next Sign and Tire Buyback will be held on May 7, 2016 at the stadium.


Melody Shacter announced that the Old Arlington Inc. Mid-Century Mod Tour will be held on May 7, 2016. The morning symposium will begin at 9:00 am and the home tour will run from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.


  1. Motion to Adjourn: Shirley George made a motion to adjourn and Larry Belge second the motion.


NEXT MEETING: May 9, 2016 ~ 6:30 p.m at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, 855-1 St. Johns Bluff Road. N.,

Jacksonville, FL 32225

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