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2012-001-274 - Amedning Minimum Housing Standards 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: February 22, 2012 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No x Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No x Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X N/A Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communcation Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A X Sponsor Name Councilman Oliver Gilbert, III Department: Office of Mayor and City Council Short Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTIONS 12‐79 AND 12‐81 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES (“MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS”) TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS RELATING TO REMOVAL AND REMEDIATION OF MOLD IN LEASED PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE Staff Summary: The City has adopted Minimum Housing Standards as outlined in Chapter 12, Article II of the City’s Code of Ordinances. The purpose of the Minimum Housing Standards is to ensure that structures within the City of Miami Gardens are fit for human habitation, that they have the proper and adequate provisions for life, air and protection against certain fire, unsanitary, and health hazards. ITEM I-1) ORDINANCE SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING Minimum Housing Standards 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Councilman Oliver Gilbert, III is recommending that the City Council amend the Minimum Housing Standards to include regulations relating to the removal and remediation of mold in leased premises. These regulations will require that property owners remediate and remove mold and evidence of mold prior to renting or subleasing premises to another person. Violations of the Minimum Housing Standards are handled through the City’s Code Enforcement process. Proposed Action: That the City Council adopts proposed Oordinance. Attachment: None