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03.23.2016 - City Council MinutesREGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 1 2016 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MARCH 23, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 700 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis, Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom, Councilman Rodney Harris and Councilman David Williams, Jr. Mayor Gilbert arrived at 7:05 p.m. Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson and Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro were not present. Motion offered by Councilwoman Odom, seconded by Councilman to excuse the absence of Vice Mayor Robinson and Councilman Ighodaro. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron D. Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Councilman Harris (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes —March 9, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Item K-12, was removed from the Official agenda by the City Manager Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the official agenda with the necessary additions/deletions. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 1 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23,12016 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis —Women' Month Presentation Councilwoman Davis presented plaques to: Ms. Precious Symonette, a teacher at Miami Noland Senior High School was recently named "Teacher of the Year". She further presented Ms. Benoral Wooten with an award as well. She shared that she had visited Ms. Wooten's home during the holiday season and discovered a Winter Wonder Land. She thanked Ms. Wooten for her outstanding contributions to the community and encouraged her to continue the tradition of decorating and beautifying her neighborhood during the holiday season. Ms. Rita Pierre was also recognized for her outstanding community service. F-2) City Manager — Health Foundation of South Florida Peter Wood, Vice President of Programs and Community Investment, appeared before the City Council to expound on this 2.75 Million Dollar initiative, which centers arounds making Miami Gardens healthier and active. The city manager and staff were recognized for doing an exceptional job. A Host Council -Live Healthy Miami Gardens, which includes Vice Mayor Robinson as well as community leaders serve as a steering committee. There is also a Sub Council. The Host and Sub Councils comprise over 100 participants. He thanked the Council for its leadership in this endeavor. F-3) Office of the City Clerk —Special Presentation City Clerk Taylor presented Mercedia Strachan, with a plaque on the occasion of her retirement from the City of Miami Gardens, Office of the City Clerk, after eleven (11) years. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Cheryl Waterman, 20340 NW 29th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the noise in her neighborhood. This problem has been recurring most Sundays. She shared that she has called the police department several times. A police officer is dispatched out but as soon as the officer leaves the noise starts up again. She reiterated this is very disturbing because people go to work on Monday mornings. Mayor Gilbert advised Ms. Waterman that the Chief of Police or a representative from the Police Department would be speaking with her about this concern. Henry Griffin, 3050 NW 203`d Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the maintenance of the trees planted on the swale area in his neighborhood. Mayor Gilbert advised Mr. Griffin that Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director would be speaking with him about this concern. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 2 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 1 2016 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-47-2946 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, HIGHLIGHTING THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN 2016 AND INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-48-2947 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH G. BATISTA & ASSOCIATES, FOR CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-49-2948 K-3 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH A&P CONSULTING TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS CORP., FOR CONTINUING ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-50-2949 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH CALTRAN ENGINEERING GROUP, INC., FOR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-51-2950 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 3 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 2016 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH CSA CENTRAL, INC., FOR CIVIL, GIS AND OTHER SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-52-2951 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH M.C. HARRY & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-53-2952 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH R.J. BEHAR & COMPANY, INC., FOR PLANNING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-54-2953 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH ACAI ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND STRUCTURAL SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-55-2954 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING INC., FOR PLANNING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-56-2955 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH CPZ ARCHITECTS, March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 4 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 12016 INC., FOR ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, ELECTRICAL, STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-57-2856 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH CHEN MOORE & ASSOCIATES FOR GIS AND SURVEY SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) .. OW • . . . . . . , • , .. . . ,rd rd MrAW M LTA RESOLUTION NO. 2016-58-2957 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO UNITED STATES SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC., FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES FOR THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, AND IF NEGOTIATIONS ARE UNSUCCESSFUL, TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE NEXT RANKED FIRM AND SO ON UNTIL NEGOTIATIONS ARE SUCCESSFUL; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-59-2958 K-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO WEST CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PARK AND POOL IMPROVEMENTS AT March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 5 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23,12016 NORWOOD PARK; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-60-2959 K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO WEST CONSTRUCTION INC. FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) None 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) City Manager's Quarterly Report — March 2016 P-2) City of Miami Gardens Police Department monthly reports for February 2016 Manager Benson announced that in regard to the Willow Lakes Green Reuse Area Designation, on April 27, 2016, staff will be bringing forward a recommendation by Willow Lakes Apartments, Ltd., to designate five (5) contiguous parcels as a "Green Reuse Area". The March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 6 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 12016 land is approximately 10.13 acres, and located at 123 NW 202"d Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida. The "Green Reuse Area" Designation will facilitate site cleanup, and rehabilitation. The redevelopment will include 121 units residential development as detailed in the Florida Statutes Redevelopment Act. In accordance with Section 376.80(c) 2, Florida Statues, on April 27th there will be a first public hearing, with the second public hearing to be held on May 11, 2016, when members of the public may provide comments and suggestions regarding the Green Reuse Designation. The public may contact the City's Planning and Zoning Division for further information and details at (305) 622-8023, Folio Numbers: 34-1136-041-0010; 34-1136-041- 0020; 34-1136-000-0030; 34-1136-000-0040; 34-1136-000-0050. Attorney Dickens reported the City was approached through the Mayor by the City of Tallahassee to support their lawsuit along with the League of Women Voters against gun violence. However, this is in relationship to a lawsuit brought against the City of Tallahassee by the Second Amendment Foundation. She recounted a couple of years ago there was a Bill passed in the Legislature that basically prevented local governments from addressing guns, guns in parks, guns anywhere in public. This Bill would make you personally liable if you adopted an ordinance that regulated guns in parks, and public places. Miami Gardens City Council took a stand against this Bill by not voting to rescind the City's existing ordinance. The City of Tallahassee took the same stand and they were sued. They prevailed in the lawsuit as it related that that issue, which means you, do not have to take an affirmative action to take an ordinance off the books. There are still constitutional issues outstanding. Issues like how far the Legislature can go as it relates to making determinations like that. She recommended that the Council agree to sign on to this lawsuit. Mayor Gilbert shared that he remembered that the City took the exact same position as the City of Tallahassee. He shared the Legislature cannot make a municipality erase something from its books. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilman Williams authorizing the city Attorney to take action to join the lawsuit with the City of Tallahassee and the League of Women Voters. There being no further discussion, this motion passed by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked everyone for putting together the Jazz in the Gardens event. This was a great event. He shared that he cannot remember the last time he stayed up until 2:30 in the morning. Councilwoman Davis shared there was still a lot of tree debris from the tornado that passed through the city a few weeks ago. She stated that she wanted to make sure this debris was being taken care of because in certain areas the debris is protruding into the streets. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Davis' concern said staff will follow up with Miami -Dade County. March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 7 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 23, 12016 Councilman Harris commended staff for a great Jazz in the Gardens. He stated that he was looking forward to next year. Mayor Gilbert announced the annual Easter Family Fun Day event will take place, Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Rolling Oaks Parks from 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM. There is free food, free entertainment for everyone. The event is co-sponsored by Vice Mayor Robinson and Jesus People Ministries. He encouraged everyone to bring out the kids for this fun filled event, which features a helicopter dropping the eggs. There will be a Market Place event on that same day from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Betty T. Ferguson Complex. The Financial Literacy Series will take place, Tuesdays, from 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM, for the entire month of April, which is Financial Literacy month. There is a registration process for the Financial Literacy Series. The next stop on the Cultural Express is Sunday, April 10th from 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM, at the Lowe Art Museum. This is also a free event. Anyone interested should contact Jessica Myers, Legislative Aide to the Mayor to get registered for the Cultural Express. Mayor Gilbert further thanked Mercedia Strachan for all of her contributions while employed with the City of Miami Gardens Office of the City Clerk. He told her to enjoy her retirement and the easy life. (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 and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:43 PM. Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Attest: Ronetta Taylor, M , City Clerk March 23, 2016, City Council Minutes Page 8