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2012-089-1684 - Supporting Surtax Agreement  1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: J une 27, 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) 1 st Reading 2 nd Reading X Public Hearing:(Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: Advertising Requirement:(Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: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) Sponsor Name Vice Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III Department:Office of Mayor, City Council  Short  Title:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTIN G THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY LEAGUE OF CITIES’ EFFORTS TO NEGOTIATE A NEW CHARTER COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM SURTAX INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MUNICIPALITI ES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff  Summary:  The Miami-Dade County League of Cit ies along with representative m unicipalities have created a committee to began negotiations with Miami-Dade C ounty Mayor, Carlos Gimenez relating to future Charter County Transit System Surtax Interlocal Agreement. The Miami-Dade County League of Cities is recomm ending that member municipality agr ee to support a uniform position as it relates to future agreements. Included in those recommendations are the following items: ITEM K-9) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION New Charter County Transit System Surtax   1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    Eliminate 20% transit requirements – making 100% of funds available for transportation related purposes;  Define “transportation” purposes to incl ude but not limited to the provision of F.S. 212.055 with the relevant sub -references to the F.S. 334.03 and 335.065(1)(a);  Allow for an annual independent audit to be over seen by an established municipal committee to audit the County’s use of the surt ax funds with the same regularity as the Count y audits municipalities;  Eliminate the required baselin e maintenance of efforts;  Distributed net proceeds to municipalit ies incorporated after November 2, 2002 shall not be reduced or affect t he municipal share for eligible municipalities;  Identify a percent of t he County’s 80% (based on population) that is dedicated to UMSA with the intent to allocate to future annexations and incorporations;  Allow for the Agreement to remain in effe ct from year to year for so long as the County receives net proceeds;  Provide “favored nation” status to m unicipalities so as to grant the same exemptions and rights that the County grants itself and/or other eligible municipalities;  Need to define “cause” related to “termination” and/or when County “withholds” surtax funds; and  Reduce reporting requirements to annua lly not quarterly and tied to the certification requirement of the work completed. Vice Mayor Oliver Gilbert, is recommending that the City Council supports the Leagues’ efforts to negotiate a new Charter County Transit System Su rtax Interlocal Agreem ent on behalf of the municipalities.  Proposed  Action:  That the City Council approve t he attached resolution.  Attachment: