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03.09.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MARCH 9, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall 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 Lisa C. Davis, Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, David Williams Jr., and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes —February 24, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Williams to approve the minutes, with the necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following items were added to the official agenda as: Item K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GIRLS ENCOURAGEMENT MINISTRY (GEM) OF SOUL HARVEST CREATIVE PRAISE MINISTRIES TO HOST A CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS; PROVIDING OR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PARTNERSHIP WITH ARAJAK INC., TO HOST A LUPUS AWARENESS EVENT IN THE MONTH OF MAY 2016; PROVIDING FOR EH ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH CAREER SOURCE SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE GREATER MIAMI GARDENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN PROVIDING SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS; APPROPRIATING FUNDING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR GILBERT) Item L-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE A LONG- TERM LEASE/DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MIAMI, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SENIOR HOUSING TO BE LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CITY'S PROPOSED SENIOR CENTER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item L-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MAKING A FINDING OF NECESSITY AND ACCEPTING THE FINDING OF NECESSITY REPORT PREPARED BY KEITH AND SCHNARS, P.A., FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ("CRA"), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Item K-5) was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilman Williams. Item M-1) was withdrawn from the official agenda by Councilman Ighodaro. Motion offered Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Williams to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. There being no further discussion the motion to March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 adopt the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilman Ighodaro — Black History Essay Contest Winners Councilman Ighodaro presented laptop computers to the five (5) essay contest winners. In addition, he presented Former County Commissioner Betty T Ferguson with an award acknowledging her outstanding community leadership. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Betty T. Ferguson, 1625 NW 188th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express appreciation for the cultural program involving our youth (Essay Contest). She encouraged continued funding of this program. She opined it is important to have the City Council meetings televised so that the residents can be kept informed. She said this would be an opportunity to showcase the many positive things that are going on in the community. She encouraged a member of the council to sponsor an ordinance televising every Council meeting. She said that she was sure Comcast would work with the city to accomplish this because she has already spoken with them. Mrs. Ferguson broached the matter of the food cart ordinance, which was withdrawn from the official agenda at the beginning of the meeting. She said the ordinance to prohibit food carts was put in place for a reason. Wendell James, 18840 NW 29th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to speak on the food cart ordinance even though it was withdrawn. He said the council was doing a wonderful job and encouraged them to continue. He said the ordinance prohibiting food carts was put in place because residents wanted to keep Miami Gardens looking beautiful. Benjamin Essien, 4715 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to speak about the issue of bringing back food cart vendors. He strongly discouraged adopting the proposed ordinance, which was withdrawn from this agenda. He recommended that the sponsor of this item go back and do the research as to why the ordinance prohibiting mobile vending was implemented in the first place. He further encouraged the broadcasting of the City Council meetings. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the Council to express concern with the lack of communication between the City and the residents. She further thanked the City Clerk for providing her with a copy of the City Council agenda. She also thanked City Manager Benson for assigning a police officer to attend her neighborhood crime watch meetings. She asked whether it was too late to get an allocation included in FY 2016-17 Budget for the crime watch groups. Mary A. Williams, 18761 NW 39th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing a senior citizens group, which meets at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. She said this group has been meeting at this facility for the past two years. Unfortunately some erroneous information has been circulating that no meetings are held for this group during the March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 summer months. In addition, they are saying that the senior group interferes with the summer youth program. The senior group is only there from 9:00 am — 12 noon. She said a lot of the seniors look forward to the weekly meeting and in essence the seniors are being put out with no place to meet. She stated that it is important to have youth programs but the seniors are the backbone of this community. She asked that her senior group be allowed to continue meeting at the Betty T. Ferguson Center until such time as the property on NW 183`d Street and NW 12th Avenue is developed. Geraldine Solomon, 3030 NW 205th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing a senior group that currently holds meetings at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. She asked about the status of the proposed senior citizens complex at NW 183`d Street and NW 12th Avenue. Mayor Gilbert in response to Mrs. Solomon's inquiry directed her to Mr. Neloms, the City's Park and Recreation Director for an update. He said this will be one of the first projects built from the bond. Doris Johnson, 2031, NW 184th Street, Miami Garden, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition to the food cart ordinance even though it was withdrawn from the official agenda. She said this is something the residents really do not want back. Kenneth Howshaw, 17201 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida and the owner of Dolphin Plaza, appeared before the City Council to discuss a proposed project. He shared that when he went to the Planning and Zoning Department about his concern he was told that he had to come before a City Council meeting. He said when he initially submitted the plans two years ago, they were approved. However the development of the project was not implemented. When he recently resubmitted the plans they were outdated so he has to go through the process again. Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Howshaw that his permit has probably expired and indicated that the City Manager will have staff meet with him about this matter. Bennie M. Grant, 17740 NW 14th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with code enforcement issues involving broken down vehicles on private property and why these property owners cannot be cited. Mayor Gilbert advised Mrs. Grant that someone from code would speak with her about her concerns. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2016-04-350 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 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 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) (1St Reading — February 24, 2016) Clerk Taylor explained this ordinance calls the General Election for the City of Miami Gardens to take place, Tuesday, August 30, 2016. The qualifying period starts Thursday, May 26, 2016 and at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2016-05-351 I-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) (1St Reading — February 24, 2016) March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. Betty T. Ferguson appeared before the City Council for clarification purposes. She asked why this item is not covered by the 60 Million Dollar Bond. She opined the city is getting further in debt. Manager Benson said the original land acquisition bond was purchased in 2008, for 7.4 Million Dollars. The land associated with this bond is the 15 acre property located near the old Parkway Hospital, next to the Walmart and the 441 corridor. That land is currently under contract for sale. The city is asking for an extension on the bond in order for that sale to close sometime this year. If the sale closes the city will receive the money to pay off the loan and that debt will no longer be on the books. This is a refinancing of the bond until the closing sale of the property. Mayor Gilbert further expounded on this item and shared this is a refinancing of an existing bond. As it relates to Revenue Bonds the payments are made from revenues. As it relates to the General Obligation Bond, the voters approve that type of funding, which is earmarked for specific projects. Manager Benson further shared that Item K-5, which was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilman Williams, just explains the percentage that the city is borrowing at, etc. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (.i) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-37-2936 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE THIRD ANNUAL HAITIAN FLAG DAY EVENT ON MAY 18, 2016; AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO.2016-38.2937 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT FOR "RACETRAC MARKET", SUBMITTED BY SNY REALTY LLC, FOR THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 37TH AVENUE AND NW 183RD STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-39-2938 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT FOR "BISCAYNE RIVER GARDENS NO. 2", SUBMITTED BY UNEK/FNJS DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 24TH AVENUE AND NW 153RD STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-40-2939 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT FOR "ZAGOR SUBDIVISION", SUBMITTED BY ZAGOR CONSTRUCTION LLC, FOR THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 184TH STREET BETWEEN NW 22ND PLACE AND NW 22ND COURT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-46-2945 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GIRLS ENCOURAGEMENT MINISTRY (GEM) OF SOUL HARVEST CREATIVE PRAISE MINISTRIES TO HOST A CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS; PROVIDING OR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 RESOLUTION NO. 2016-45-2944 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PARTNERSHIP WITH ARAJAK INC., TO HOST A LUPUS AWARENESS EVENT IN THE MONTH OF MAY 2016; PROVIDING FOR EH ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a 7-0, unanimous vote of the Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-41-2940 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING SIX MILLION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,366,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF REIMBURSING THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PAYOFF OF THE CITY'S TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2009, THEREBY REFINANCING SUCH BONDS, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AWARDING THE SALE OF THE BONDS TO BANKUNITED, N.A.; PROVIDING FOR SECURITY FOR THE BONDS; CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE BONDS; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilwoman Odom asked what happens if the City did not sell the property. Manager Benson said nothing will change. The City will continue to make the payments until the property is sold. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0, unanimous vote. March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 RESOLUTION NO. 2016-44-2943 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH CAREER SOURCE SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE GREATER MIAMI GARDENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN PROVIDING SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS; APPROPRIATING FUNDING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR GILBERT) Mayor Gilbert recounted, last year with some of the money coming from the Rolling Crest Lakes Homeowners Association, the city had a summer jobs program. Career Source contacted the city indicating that they have available money for the city to match. This is important because the city really does not have a plan for the number of students that will be on the streets during the summer months. He opined nuisance crimes tend to go up during that time. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Ighodaro to adopt this item. Councilwoman Davis conveyed agreement that the city has to find jobs for its youth during the summer months. She asked about the selection process for the applicants. She shared that she had received a lot of calls last year indicating that individuals had applied but were not considered. Mayor Gilbert said the program works with not -for -profits due to limited funds. He said the city needs to do a better job of having workshops before Career Source opens. The workshop would explain to parents and kids exactly what the process is and how to apply. He said the point person for this program will be Darian Martin, the Assistant to the City Manager. Councilman Williams asked where the $100,000.00, will come from. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said the funds would be coming from the General Fund. He said there would be a mid -year budget adjustment. The Council had indicated that it wanted to fund something like this every year. He said going forward this needs to be included in the budget under either the Police Department or the Parks and Recreation Department. Councilman Williams conveyed agreement and opined this is an excellent opportunity to employ the youth. He said he also wanted the City Manager to get his issue (additional staff for March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 Council) taken care of. Manager Benson in regards to Councilman Williams' issue, said he is working on that and will be bringing it forward in April. At the conclusion of the discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0, unanimous vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2016-43-2942 L-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE A LONG- TERM LEASE/DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MIAMI, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SENIOR HOUSING TO BE LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CITY'S PROPOSED SENIOR CENTER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Mayor Gilbert explained the Urban League of Greater Miami has an opportunity to apply for funds from Miami -Dade County to build senior housing. The city has heard the concerns that as seniors transition out of their homes there is no place in Miami Gardens for them to go. He shared that he has had discussions with the City Manager about this and visited the site. There appears to be more than enough room to separate this from the senior center. He said the city did not have the money to fund senior housing. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. Councilwoman Odom said this resolution is authorizing the negotiations of a lease agreement on land the city has not as yet developed the city's senior project. She asked whether this means the Urban League of Greater Miami would start its project before the city's project. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said "no". There is no possibility of that. Councilwoman Odom asked about the timeline. She stated that the Council just got this without any supporting documentation. Mayor Gilbert stated the Urban League of Greater Miami has not applied for the funding as of yet. The city's Senior Center is in its final stages of development and is expected to be presented before Council within a couple of months. Councilwoman Davis asked whether the city was in negotiations to include everything the city wanted as it related to the senior housing. March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilwoman Davis inquiry said the senior housing contract will be negotiated. Negotiations have not been started because it has to first go to council. He said the contract will actually come back to the Council, so it will be review and approved. This gives the Urban League of Greater Miami the authority to get into the Miami - Dade County's lending process. It behooves the city to partner with a 501(c)3 organization for this purpose. He reiterated that the Senior Center facility will probably be approved within the next month. Councilman Williams said he was still not clear on this matter and asked why the Council was not provided with the information received by the Mayor. Mayor Gilbert said there is a reason a proposed developer ask to speak with the Mayor and Manager because that is kind of what is done. If the developer is speaking with all the Council members about something that all of us are going to vote on there is a chance that the Council will violate the sunshine. He said what the Council has is the proposal. The letter was a letter saying this is an opportunity. There is no site plan. There is nothing else. The Council has all of the information. The reason the item is an -add on is because of the time sensitivity as it relates to Urban League of Greater Miami. Vice Mayor Robinson asked whether there was a time constraint and whether the item needed to be adopted tonight. Mayor Gilbert in response to Vice Mayor Robinson's inquiry said there is a time constraint. There are funding opportunities that the Urban League of Greater Miami needs to move on. Councilwoman Odom opined the Council should have been provided with a copy of the letter from the Urban League of Greater Miami. Mayor Gilbert said the letter was incorporated into the information provided. Councilwoman Odom reiterated the information provided is not communicative to what the Mayor has shared. Mayor Gilbert said staff took the information from the letter and incorporated it into the resolution. Councilwoman Davis asked whether Council will receive additional information about this proposal. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilwoman Davis said when the contract is negotiated it will come back before Council. This item is just to authorize staff to negotiate. Vice Mayor Robinson clarified this item just negotiates a contract. If the Council disagrees with the contract it can vote it down. March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 11 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 There being no further discussions, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-1 vote. Councilwoman Odom cast the dissenting vote. RESOLUTION NO 2016-42-2941 L-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MAKING A FINDING OF NECESSITY AND ACCEPTING THE FINDING OF NECESSITY REPORT PREPARED BY KEITH AND SCHNARS, P.A., FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ("CRA"), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson said this report helps the City to move forward with the Final CRA Redevelopment Plan, as well as provide an opportunity to talk with Miami -Dade County about financing. Mayor Gilbert indicated that he wanted to build a performing arts center on the property the city is currently developing. This gives the city the ability to go to County Commissioner Jordan for the County's participation to get it done. He emphasized the importance of having a facility within the corporate boundaries of Miami Gardens that would accommodate the needs of its residents. This is the only mechanism that would not have a significant effect on the General Fund. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson, and Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0, unanimous vote of the Council. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): A Ill ... ... W =1101 I'm 1_1 rATA rd oral "AA I F111011 III . „ , Dj Wall ON WIN ..lkAral . • . 11 1ral"40411 a a ftr IN FAX am M ON . .. . 11111111 DJ 10 U 91 W4 190 .. a .. @ .. N. !j I I SL � ., March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 12 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 (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 No reports (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked staff and those Council members that attended the prayer breakfast on last Saturday. He shared his anticipation of making this an annual event. Councilwoman Davis announced March is Women's Month. She said there are so many women in Miami Gardens that are doing great and wonderful things. She said she wanted to make sure she recognizes. Councilman Harris invited everyone out to the Food Truck Invasion and Open Mic event, Friday March 11, 2016. Councilman Ighodaro acknowledged and congratulated Councilwoman Davis for being honored by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Vice Mayor Robinson announced her Meet Me on Monday meeting takes place the second Tuesday of the month. An update on the GOB Bond Projects will be provided at this Monday's meeting. The American Heart Association will also be there to provide information. She also shared that the Women's Impact Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 181H Councilman Harris acknowledged and congratulated Councilwoman Odom on her Woman of Worth Award. Mayor Gilbert also acknowledged Vice Mayor Robinson on her achievement. Vice Mayor Robinson expounded on this recognition and shared this was a Black History Month exhibit recognizing 50 African American Black Women. The exhibit started in February and will conclude at the end of March, at the Stephen P. Clark Center. Mayor Gilbert congratulates the Council women for all of their awards. He encouraged everyone to vote. He emphasized the importance of increasing the number of individuals who vote and the significant impact that number has on the local, state and national level. March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 13 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, MARCH 912016 (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further discussion to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm. Attest: C1 L Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MW, City Clerk March 9, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 14