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02.24.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FEBRUARY 24, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida was called to order at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson and Council Members Lillie Q. Odom, David Williams Jr., and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis arrived at 7:07 PM. Councilman Rodney Harris was out of town. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to excuse Councilman Harris' absence. There being no discussion, the motion to excuse Councilman Harris' absence passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Also in attendance were: Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson, sitting in for City Manager Cameron Benson who was not present due to illness; City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Pledge of Allegiance recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes — February 10, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following item was added to the official agenda: "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTNER WITH THE MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION TO EXPAND ITS TEEN COURT PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR HE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item K-05 was pulled from the Official Agenda, as per written communication from City Manager Benson. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to approve the Official Agenda with the necessary additions/deletions/changes. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve the official agenda passed and carried by a 5-0 vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilman David Williams Jr.- Donation to Parks and Recreation Department Councilman Williams shared a situation he experienced a few years ago when he hurt his leg during a celebrity basketball practice. He said he was in so much pain he could hardly walk to his vehicle. There was a second incident with a world renowned artist that visited the Betty T. Ferguson Center to do a two hour presentation. This individual had just had hip replacement surgery and had to literally drag his feet from the parking lot to the gymnasium where the event took place. He shared that he had conversation with the CEO of the Jesse Trice Community Health Center about possible assistance. This organization came up with a plan and tonight they are here to make a presentation donating one (1) of seven (7) wheel chairs to the City of Miami Gardens. F-2) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom — Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee and the Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers Councilwoman Odom shared that each year during Black History Month someone or organization from the community is recognized. This year the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee and the Miami Gardens Steppers jointly were acknowledged. She shared that each year the City of Miami Gardens Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee attends and participates during the Senior Day event in Tallahassee, Florida. The Elderly Affairs Advisory has been recognized by the State of Florida. She recognized Linda Hodges Holloway as the leader and founder of the Miami Gardens Steppers, and Tanya James, Chair of the City of Miami Gardens Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee. The Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee Members also received Certificates of Appreciation as well as the dancers of the Miami Gardens Steppers. F-3) City Manager — FDOT Presentation Carlos A. Castro, District Freight Coordinator appeared before the City Council to make a presentation on the Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility & Truck Travel Center. Mayor Gilbert advised the presenter that in order to provide the residents with a better understanding of the project, a workshop was warranted. Although the presentation was informative there was much more information to be shared and the five (5) minute time slot was not sufficient for this purpose. February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS W. Ervan Miller, 1370 NW 207th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with junk vehicles and vehicles without valid registration on private property. He suggested that the Council adopt an ordinance with stricter guidelines for those vehicles being parked on the city's right-of-way. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express her opinion on the need for a neighborhood center in Coconut Cay and the Andover communities. She stated that the Coconut Cay residents are very angry with the developer D.R. Horton. She stated that pursuant to state law the developer has to provide recreation space for Coconut Cay. Jean Johnson, a member of the City of Miami Gardens Progressive Young Adult Advisory Committee, 17600 NW 5th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to solicit support of the Progressive Young Adult Calendar of events, listed on the official agenda as Item L-2. Mykita Cherry -Prime, Chair of the City of Miami Gardens Progressive Young Adult Advisory Committee, 3101 NW 171St Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to solicit support for item L-2. Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, Apartment 102, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern about the condition of the landscaping around City Hall and the Police Building. He opined the grass around City Hall is more weed than grass. He further stated the corridor along NW 27th Avenue, a main entranceway to the City of Miami Gardens is horrible. Wendell A. James, 18820 NW 29th, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to comment on the City of Miami Gardens Wine and Food Experience event hosted by Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis. He said this was a signature event, which should be repeated. He shared that while attending this event he was able to sit and observe the young and the young at heart enjoying this very festive event. He thanked Councilman Ighodaro for recognizing the Panamian Celebration. He thanked Councilman Williams for his contributions to the community. Kevin Brown, Vice Chair of the Progressive Young Adult Advisory Committee, 3115 NW 157th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to solicit support of Item L-2. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION FOR MAYOR AND FOR COUNCIL SEATS 1, 3, AND 5; PROVIDING FOR RUNOFF ELECTION, IF NECESSARY; PROVIDING FOR February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATES; PROVIDING FOR CLOSE OF ELECTION BOOKS; APPROVING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FORM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Clerk Taylor explained this item calls the General Election for the City of Miami Gardens for Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The qualifying period will begin at 9:00 AM, Thursday, May 26, 2016, and end Thursday June 2, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. sharp! Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Not present Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes H-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE BORROWING OF SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,400,000); AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,400,000); PROVIDING FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH THE DETAILS OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis and Councilman Ighodaro to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion the motion to adopt this item on first reading passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilman Harris: Not present February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (I) ORDINANCES) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-30-2929 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT'S APPOINTMENT OF WILLIE D. HAYES TO THE UNSAFE STRUCTURES BOARD FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-31-2930 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAM'S APPOINTMENT OF BRIDGET L. MCKINNEY TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE TERM OF COUNCILMAN WILLIAMS'; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-32-2931 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2015-158-2355, WHICH SUPPORTED THE 7TH ANNUAL OPERATION STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY (S.A.V.I.O.R.) TO BE HELD AT BUNCHE PARK; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2000.00); FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 ERHABORIGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-33-2932 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO WASTE MANAGEMENT OF FLORIDA, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS NOT TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL BUDGET ALLOCATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-36-2935 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTNER WITH THE MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION TO EXPAND ITS TEEN COURT PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR HE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of eh members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-34-2933 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RETAIN CONSULTANTS, SEEK GRANTS AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS NECESSARY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 ., .. . . lip- ., .. .. • - .. .. 11 211 -9ffl 'V RESOLUTION NO. 2016-36-2935 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTNER WITH THE MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIVISION TO EXPAND ITS TEEN COURT PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR HE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of eh members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-34-2933 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RETAIN CONSULTANTS, SEEK GRANTS AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS NECESSARY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX IN THE SUMMER OF 2016; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP FROM THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) Councilman Ighodaro said this initiative is inclusive of the city in terms of entertainment and economic development. He acknowledged Jazz in the Gardens and the benefits and branding derived from that festival. He opined we need to provide programs that will supplement the different demographics of the city. This international music festival is going to be a way to do that. He shared this event was held last year and was very successful. He conveyed hope of continuing that tradition annually. He said he was looking at other sources for independently funding. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. Councilwoman Odom stated that the Jazz in the Gardens Festival has already become an International Event. She expressed concern with this international festival having a fiscal impact on the city. She questioned where are the dollars going to come from. She opined the residents are going to get a little bit tired of all of this entertainment. Mayor Gilbert said the sponsorship from the City is $1,000.00, from the Special Events Fund. He stated that he was not opposed to doing this as an annual event; however the time to do that is during the budget workshop. If the allocation is going to be for the lesser amount and is being allocated from Councilman Ighodaro's Special Event's account he did not have a problem with that, necessarily. He stated it will be incumbent upon staff to make sure the city is not spending additional dollars. If this item is going to cost more than this amount the matter would need to come back to council for more extensive conversation. He said he was supporting the item for the thousand dollars. Vice Mayor Robinson said she was addressing her comments to all events of this magnitude and opined if there is no set amount budgeted that event needs to come back to Council for approval. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt this item passed and carried by a 5-1 vote. Councilwoman Odom: No Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Not present Mayor Gilbert: Yes February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 RESOLUTION NO. 2016-35-2934 L-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE 2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS' PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) MGPD Monthly Report for January 2016 (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams shared that he was pleased to see the City hosting a workshop for local vendors on how to do business with the City. He thanked Lindell Miller, Procurement Manager for this initiative. He further announced that he has partnered with the Black Nurses Association to host an event, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 8:00 am — 12 noon at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. He said this initiative will have dialogue about a lot of the negative things occurring within the City. Councilwoman Davis shared that she has been speaking with Ms. Flora Johnson about her medical issues. She asked everyone to continue to pray for Ms. Johnson's speedy recovery. Councilwoman Odom shared this past Saturday, the Commission For Women hosted a Girls and Women's Summit, which was well attended. She further acknowledged Shantelle Smith, Assistant to the Council for her assistance in putting this event together. Councilman Ighodaro announced the Black History event is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 February 27, 2016, at the Betty T. Ferguson Complex. The public is invited to attend this event, which has several activities planned. There will be entertainment as well as food. There will also be guest from Nigeria. Vice Mayor Robinson thanked everyone that came out to the 5K Run in the Gardens. She encouraged everyone to participate and get physical fit by participating in physical activities. She further invited everyone to come out to the Red Dress Red Wine Reception, Friday, February 26, 2016. The event is in conjunction with the American Heart Association and will take place at City Hall, at 6:00 PM. Mayor Gilbert encouraged everyone to buy tickets and come out to the Jazz in the Gardens Festival. He further announced the Women's Impact Lunch will take place that Friday. He broached the subject of the media and violent crimes. He encouraged residents to call the police not only for violent crimes, but for all crimes. He encouraged calling the police before something violent happens. He further stressed the importance of parents monitoring their kids' social media pages. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Attest: (2) 7- -- L a�— Oliver Gilbert, Mayor onetta Taylor, M , City Clerk February 24, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 9