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November 27, 2007 Meeting. Discussion of the city’s role in property safety & compliance, litter & animal care & control in Jacksonville neighborhoods. Municipal Code Compliance Division. Enforce Ordinance Code Ch. 518 & 656 Property safety & maintenance & zoning code violations

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november 27 2007 meeting

November 27, 2007 Meeting

Discussion of the city’s role in property safety & compliance, litter & animal care &

control in Jacksonville neighborhoods

municipal code compliance division
Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • Enforce Ordinance Code Ch. 518 & 656
    • Property safety & maintenance

& zoning code violations

      • Nuisance properties, abandoned/junk vehicles, unsafe structures & residential/commercial minimum building standards
    • MCCD strongly encourages owner violation compliance
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • If owner(s) fail to correct violations:
      • Case forwarded to Municipal Code Enforcement Special Magistrate for adjudication & levying of property fines/liens or orders to abate
      • Case is routed to MCCD Contract Administration for nuisance abatement, board-up or demolition
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • Special Projects:
    • Neighborhood Enforcement Action Team (N.E.A.T.)
      • Systematic inspections in Seeds of Change neighborhoods since May 2006
    • Street-by-Street Neighborhood Inspections
      • In Nov. 2006 organized & executed street-by-street inspections of six zones.
    • Urban Core/NW Jax neighborhoods include, but not limited to:
      • Brooklyn, Talleyrand, Long Branch, Phoenix, Fairfield, Springfield, Eastside, Mid-West Jax (3), Riverview, Sherwood Forest, Garden City, East Point, NewTown, College Park & Ken Knight Drive areas.
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics
    • Total issues received for inspection:
      • Zone 1, Urban Core: 6,332*
      • Zone 2, Greater Arlington/Beaches: 5,748
      • Zone 3, Southeast: 4,652
      • Zone 4, Southwest:5,093
      • Zone 5, Northwest: 8,823*
      • Zone 6, Northside: 1,985
      • Total: 32,643
    • Zones 1 & 5 equate to 46.3% of all FY 06-07 cases
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Source of received issues:
      • MCCD code enforcement & senior officers proactively initiated 9,828 (or 30.11%) of 32,643 total submitted issues
      • C.A.R.E. requests
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Total demolitions: 99
      • Urban Core: 43 (43.43% of total)
      • Northwest: 26 (26.26% of total)
    • 69.69% of demolitions occurred in Urban Core & Northwest CPAC zones
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Total board-ups: 147
      • Urban Core: 46 (31.29% of total)
      • Northwest: 57 (38.78% of total)
  • 70.07% of board-ups occurred in Urban Core & Northwest CPAC zones
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Total abandoned/junk vehicles towed: 607
        • Urban Core: 80 (13.18% of total)
        • Northwest: 136 (22.41% of total)
    • 35.59% of abandoned/junk vehicles towed occurred in Urban Core & Northwest CPAC zones.
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Total nuisance abatements: 1,423
      • Urban Core: 384 (27% of total)
      • Northwest: 402 (28.25% of total)
  • 55.25% of nuisance abatement projects occurred in Urban Core & Northwest CPAC zones
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • Statistics
    • Cases adjudicated by Municipal Code Enforcement Special Magistrate/Code Board Process
        • FY 03-04: approximately 140
        • FY 06-07: approximately 4,000
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Municipal Code Compliance Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Inspection staff participated in a total of 137 Drug Abatement Response Team (D.A.R.T.) inspections
solid waste division
Solid Waste Division
  • Jurisdiction city-wide under ordinance code:
    • Chapter 380.210 (Jax Litter Law)
    • Chapter 741 (Zero Tolerance on Litter)
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Solid Waste Division
  • SWD Litter Patrol:
    • Provides for collection of litter & illegal dumping
    • Supports Clean It Up, Green It Up efforts
    • Supports outside agency activities such as Montgomery Correctional Facility & State of Florida
    • Operates with 12 personnel, four partial crews and one boom truck operator
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Solid Waste Division
  • CARE system (630-CITY) is most important tool for identifying and tracking illegal dumping & litter collection issues
  • Communication with other agencies, individuals & City Council members also help target problem areas
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Solid Waste Division
  • SWD special projects:
    • Seeds of Change initiative
      • (Northwest Jax & Historic Arlington)
    • Annual St. John’s River Cleanup
    • Neighborhood Cleanups (43)
    • Adopt-A-Road Cleanups (17)
    • East Jax Cleanups (before all 14 football games)
    • Springfield tours
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Solid Waste Division
  • FY 06-07 Statistics:
    • Landfill (garbage & misc. debris)
      • Litter: 654.66 tons
      • Illegal dumping: 3,182.36 tons
    • Yard waste
      • Illegal dumping: 409.16 tons
    • Illegally dumped tires
        • 5,835
animal care control division
Animal Care & Control Division
  • AC&C Primary Functions: Animal Care
    • Clean & maintain shelter/kennel facilities
    • Provide medical care to animals
    • Feed animals
    • Prepare/process animals for adoption/ foster care/rescue
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Animal Care & Control Division
  • AC&C Primary Functions: Animal Control
      • Enforce Ordinance Code Ch. 462
        • Stray/running at-large animals, cruelty, dangerous animals, nuisance, etc.
      • Conduct sweeps to capture & impound animals &/or cite irresponsible owners
        • Contribute to blight/litter when get in garbage
        • Pose community safety/health hazard
      • Perform humane euthanasia to diseased, sick, injured, non-adoptable animals
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Animal Care & Control Division
  • AC&C Primary Functions: Animal Control cont.
    • Oct. 2007 changes raise priority of at-large issues
    • Allows for improved response time & higher probability of sighting & catching
    • Officers earned Florida Animal Control Association certification in Chemical Capture
      • Enhances ability to capture at-large animal
      • Those not captured initially are scheduled for a sweep or trap
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Animal Care & Control Division
  • “First action threshold”
    • Goal for AC&C officer initial response time
    • 15 minutes is ideal to improve probability of successful capture
    • Current staffing allows AC&CD to meet goals but not very successful in capture on first visit.
      • Ramifications:
        • Multiple visits OR weekend sweep involving mini-taskforce (six officers) on overtime
        • Adds to backlog of open/active issues
        • Animals remaining at-large may go thru garbage, spread litter, harass/attack & breed
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Animal Care & Control Division
  • CARE issue response in FY 06-07:
    • NW: 7,376
    • City-wide: 30,133
  • Types of issues:
    • At-large (1st Action Threshold: 2 hrs.)
      • NW: 2,556
      • City-wide: 8,673
    • Nuisance (1st Action Threshold: 2 hrs.)
      • NW: 761
      • City-wide: 3,266
    • JSO Assist* (1st Action Threshold: 1 hr.)
      • NW: 271
      • City-wide: 685
    • Cruelty (1st Action Threshold: 4 hrs.)
      • NW: 733
      • City-wide: 2,546

* Bite/Criminal Investigation

contact information
Contact Information
  • Municipal Code Compliance Division
    • Kim Scott, 391-3580
  • Solid Waste Division
    • Chris Pearson, 387-8922
  • Animal Care & Control Division
    • Fred Forbes, 387-8895
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