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05.25.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MAY 259 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM, at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, and Council members: Lisa C. Davis, Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilman David Williams Jr., was not present due to a conflict with his schedule. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to excuse Councilman Williams' absence. There being no discussion this motion passed and carried by unanimous voice vote of the members present. Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson arrived at 7:02 p.m. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron D. 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 — May 11, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt the minutes, with the necessary corrections if any. There being no discussion the motion to adopt the minutes 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) Councilwoman Davis added a State Legislative Update presentation as Item F-1 The following items were added to the official agenda as Items K-10 and K-11 respectively: "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE A GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR STORM WATER DRAINAGE REPAIRS FOR May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 SNAKE CREEK CANAL ADJACENT TO THE COCONUT CAY AND ANDOVER DEVELOPMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A MATCH OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE". (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SEMINARS; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE". (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the Official Agenda, with the necessary amendments. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis — State of Florida Legislative Update State Representative Barbara Watson appeared before the City Council to bring to the Council's attention that the State has changed its guidelines when it comes to personal property. She shared there are dollars owed to the citizens of the State of Florida. Those dollars are being held in trust by the State. Funds owned to anyone that expired over five years ago will be swept into the State's General Revenue Account. She encouraged citizens to spread the word and to contact Unclaimed Properties through the State of Florida to make a request for their money. She said not only can individuals check for themselves, they can also check for their family members. State Representative Watson further shared that she learned over this past weekend from the principal of a Charter School in Opa-locka, that some of the students were making arrangements to attend a strip club in unincorporated Miami -Dade County. This particular night club has created a "teen's night out" event. Students between the ages of 15-18 were invited to come to this strip club, with a fifteen dollar admission fee. The students were also offered access to transportation for an additional fifteen dollars, as well as access to a VIP room. She shared that she along with County Commissioner Barbara Jordan visited this establishment and through a lengthy negotiation was able to shut this event down. She cautioned the Council of the need to be diligent and make sure none of the City of Miami Gardens' children are engaged in this type of activity. A total of 310 tickets had been sold; the event was scheduled to start at 7:00 PM, and conclude at 4:00 AM. She emphasized the importance of being responsible parents by knowing what their children are doing. She invited everyone to come out to the press conference scheduled for tomorrow morning. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Francis Ragoo, 889 N 214th Street, Apt., 103, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to comments on Items K4 through K-7. He asked whether townhomes were May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 being built. He opined these plans should include a clubhouse for the residents. He urged the city to take all precautionary measures as it relates to this developer to ensure residents' qualify of life concerns are addressed. Sylvia Perkins, and Howard Dupree, appeared before the City Council representing Rolling Crest Lakes, Inc., with residential addresses as: 2301 NW 186th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, and 1734 NW 192nd Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, respectively. These individuals presented the City of Miami Gardens with a check in the amount of $80,000, to fund the 2016 RCL (Rolling Crest Lakes), Youth Summer Worker's Skill initiative. A second check will be presented after approval by the RCL Finance Committee. Any funds not used for the agreed upon purpose shall be placed in RCL account for future use. RCL requested to be provided with a final report by October 30, 2016. Ms. Perkins thanked Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson for meeting with the RCL to provide further clarification and explanation. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 10' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to inquire as to why the Coconut Cay community as it relates to parks and recreation (Community/Neighborhood Center) for its children is not included in the GOB initiative. She further shared that the Coconut Cay community is still suffering and asked that the Council not approve any more development by DR Horton. In observance of Memorial Day, she asked for a moment of silence in observance of the military, as well as law enforcement. She also asked that Opa-locks Commissioner, Terrance Pinder be remembered in this moment of silence. Anthony Jones, 1433 NW 206 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the guard gate at NW 207th Street leading into the Andover/Coconut Cay communities. He said the entrance gate was installed in 1988 and opined at that time it might have served a purpose, but not now. He stated that the residents in these areas are paying too much money for an unarmed security guard. He asked Mayor Gilbert and Councilwoman Davis for assistance with relief from the Special Taxing District. Mayor Gilbert asked Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson to speak with Mr. Jones. He said he was fairly certain that Mr. Jones' concern is with the prevue of the County Commission. He reiterated the City of Miami Gardens has no control of any Special Taxing Districts. Rachel V. Rao, 20630 North Miami Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank Councilwoman Odom for sponsoring the Immigration Questions and Answer Seminar. She also thanked Hilary Marshall, Assistant to the Council for all of her hard work, and the Hispanic Coalition. Approximately 20 people attended. Many questions were answered. She conveyed hope that more seminars would be conducted in the future. Mayor Gilbert asked the City Manager to expound on the Special Taxing District Items, on the Consent Agenda. Manager Benson recounted several months ago, staff had a meeting with DR Horton representatives to discuss some of the issues that were going on in Coconut Cay; as well as concerns staff believe might be of issue going forward with all of the development in Miami Gardens. During that meeting the city was able to negotiate certain things moving forward. May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 Keep in mind there are some vested rights issues the city could not move around. There were other things within the prevue of the city's administration that could be discussed. Staff was able to negotiate in certain areas a community center, and a passive park. There were some drainage issues with the project on NW 22nd Avenue and 171" Street. As a part of that negotiation, staff was able to negotiate about 750 Linea feet where the exact problem occurred. From a drainage standpoint DR Horton will build a system in that area so that a future hookup by the city can occur. In addition to that DR Horton is building a system on their site to ensure that flooding will not occur there as well. There will also be some relief with other projects going forward; such as open space. As a part of that, the city actually held up the project until DR Horton signed off on that agreement. That Memorandum of Understanding was a part of an agenda item considered a few meetings prior, so that it is a part of the public record. He reiterated that Memorandum of Understanding addresses all of those issues in a comprehensive nature. There are some activity going on in Coconut Cay that DR Horton brought to the city's attention that it is doing to alleviate some of the drainage. As it relates to the items on tonight's agenda, these items are creating special taxing districts to address long term maintenance issues for those developments. That approval is really from Miami -Dade County. These are merely pass through resolutions for Miami -Dade County to move forward. For the most part, he conveyed belief that the city negotiated in good faith with DR Horton moving forward. In addition there is a grant item on tonight's agenda that will also address some of the concerns in the Coconut Cay area. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-102-3001 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS' 2ND ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-103-3002 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE APPROVED OUTSIDE COUNSEL LIST TO INCLUDE EUGENE PETTIS OF THE LAW FIRM OF HALICZER PETTIS & SCHWAMM.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) RESOLUTION NO. 206-104-3003 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE FIVE (5) YEAR INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STORMWATER UTILITY FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-105-3004 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC. TO REQUEST THAT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CREATE A MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT FOR THE MAJORCA ESTATES SUBDIVISION, PURSUANT TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 18, IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, ARTICLE I., SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS, 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. 2016-106-3005 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC. TO REQUEST THAT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CREATE A MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT FOR THE WALDEN TOWNHOMES SUBDIVISION, PURSUANT TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 18, IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, ARTICLE I., SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS, 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. 2016-107-3006 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC. TO REQUEST THAT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CREATE A MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT FOR THE WALDEN PLACE II SUBDIVISION, PURSUANT TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 18, IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, ARTICLE I., SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS, 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. 2016-108-3007 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC. TO REQUEST THAT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CREATE A MULTIPURPOSE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT FOR THE WALDEN PLACE SUBDIVISION, PURSUANT TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 18, IMPROVEMENT AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS, ARTICLE I., SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS, 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. 2016-109-3008 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A CULTURAL FACILITIES GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS CULTURAL FACILITIES PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS; AUTHORIZING A MATCH OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-110-3009 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TERMINATE THE AGREEMENT WITH STOCKTON MAINTENANCE GROUP, INC., FOR JANITORIAL SERVICES FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL AND May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR FURTHER DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 206-111-3010 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE A GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR STORM WATER DRAINAGE REPAIRS FOR SNAKE CREEK CANAL ADJACENT TO THE COCONUT CAY AND ANDOVER DEVELOPMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A MATCH OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-112-3011 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SEMINARS; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Harris and Councilwoman Odom to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice 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) May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) Miami Gardens Police Department Month Repot — April 2016 Manager Benson reminded everyone that June 1St starts the hurricane season. He asked everyone to be mindful in preparing for this season. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Odom announced that on May 12th she honored those seniors 80 years and older. There were approximately 140 people in attendance. She thanked the Parks and Recreation Department for the assistance with preparations for this event. She thanked Rachel Rao for her assistance with the Immigration seminars. She also thanked the Council for approving the resolution so that those seminars can continue. She further thanked the City Clerk, the Human Resource Department, the Police Department; staff from Capital Projects as well as the IT Department for their participation during the KAPOW event. There were approximately 45 second and third grader participating in the KAPOW Program. Councilman Harris announced, on Friday, May 27th from 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM, he along with State Representative Cynthia Stafford, County Commissioner Barbara Jordan and the Miami Gardens Police Department will be hosting a food distribution at Bunche Park. On Saturday, May 28th the 2nd Annual Teen College Expo will take place at the Betty T. Ferguson Center from 12:00 — 3:00 PM. He encouraged everyone to come to these events. Councilman Ighodaro announced on July 23`d the 2nd Annual International Music Festival will take place at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. He thanked the Miami Gardens Square One for its support. He announced that he would be hosting his monthly Un'Tea meeting on June 1St at Bunche Park. On June 4th an event will take place at Jesus People Ministries. He welcomed and encouraged residents to attend the events. Mayor Gilbert thanked everyone for attending the State of the City Address. He further announced that the Super Bowl will be coming to Miami Gardens in 2020. He shared that he attended a press conference and make it clear that South Florida might host the Super Bowl, but the City of Miami Gardens will host the game. He emphasized the importance of developing this area by 2020. He commented the City Manager is working hard to find a developer for the NW 27th Avenue corridor. He informed the Council that the settlement agreement item will be forthcoming for its consideration. This settlement agreement has several components that will need to be approved by Council. Mayor Gilbert wished everyone a happy Memorial Day. He conveyed thanks to those individuals who sacrificed their lives for the United States. He cautioned residents to have fun on this day but to also be safe. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body and upon a motion being duly made and seconded this meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MM ity Clerk May 25, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 9