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01.28.2015 - City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 1 2015 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JANUARY 28, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, beginning at 7:00 p.m., 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 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 Regular City Council Minutes — January 14, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Cameron Benson, City Manager City Manager Benson presented a plaque to Pamela Thompson, Procurement Manager on the occasion of her retirement. Pamela Thompson thanked the City Manager, directors and city employees for their support during her employment with the City. Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 1 2015 (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Willie Micco, 180 NE Fatima Terrace, Pensacola, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the law as it relates to the sale of fireworks. He said his company would love to be a part of the Miami Gardens community, and would provide job opportunities for residents. Mayor Gilbert asked Mr. Micco to provide his information to the City Clerk and opined this is something the City Manager and City Attorney should be in discussion about. Daisy Williams, 2441 NW 152"d Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to complain about an incident with her neighbor and the Miami Gardens Police department was called. She expressed concern because this neighbor had a gun. The police officer said the neighbor has a permit to carry this weapon and has a right to protect his property. However, the incident did not take place on this neighbor's property but rather in the middle of the street. Mayor Gilbert advised Ms. Williams that Chief Johnson is waiting at the back of the room to speak with her about her concerns. Marlene Grant, 3721 NW 187th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to speak about the Neighborhood Resource Office. Pastor Johnson appeared before the City Council to further expound on the Neighbor Resource Offices. She commended Chief Johnson and the police department for their continued support with this effort. Kevin Brown, a representative of the North Dade Youth and Family Services, 3115 NW 157th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of the Neighborhood Resource Offices. Troy E. Wright, President of Trayvon Martin Foundation, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to highlight some of the exciting things that will be taking place at the "Foundation". He announced a Peace Walk is scheduled to take place in February 2015, starting at the Carol City Park and ending at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. He encouraged the Council as well as the community's participation. Ryan Hawkins, representative from County Commissioner Jordan's office, 111 NW 1St Avenue, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to announce that Commissioner Jordan and Councilman Rodney Harris are co -hosting a Black Heritage Festival, Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. He invited everyone to come out to the event. Flora Johnson, Neighborhood Ambassador, 1910 NW 163`d Street, Road, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the Code Enforcement Division for Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 12015 doing an outstanding job in her neighborhood. She stated the City of Miami Gardens has the best police department around. She further thanked Councilman Harris for responding when called. Calvin H. Sweeting, 2351 NW 153 d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with a neighbor who burns trash. The police have been called on several occasions about this activity. The activity will stop for a while, but then it starts up again. He said he is concerned due to health issues. Mayor Gilbert opined that it might be more practical to have Code Compliance look at this issue and advised Mr. Sweeting that Ms. Shellie Ransom -Jackson was waiting in the back of the room to speak with him. Linda Hodges Holloway, 748 NW 204th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to share that the unveiling ceremony of the AT&T and the Miami Herald 2015 African American Calendar will take place at Florida Memorial College, January 31, 2015, starting at 4:OOPM. Former Mayor Shirley Gibson is one of the honorees being featured. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2015-02-332 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06-178 OF THE CITY COUNCIL THAT AUTHORIZED THE BORROWING OF SEVEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,300,000), AND THAT AUTHORIZED THE ISSUANCE OF CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,300,000); AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION OF THE MATURITY DATE OF SAID BONDS AT A REVISED INTEREST RATE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on behalf of this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this ordinance. Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 12015 Councilwoman Davis asked the City Manager to explain the item for those in the audience. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Davis' request said this ordinance will allow the City to delay debt payment on a property the city currently owns. The purpose of the extension is to allow interested parties to come to the site within the next two weeks to make a determination whether they want to be at that location. If a decision is made about the property a closing will take place within the next six months. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (.i) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-10-2207 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, WAIVING PARK RENTAL FEES AT ROLLING OAKS PARK FOR THE WOMEN'S BREAST AND HEART INITIATIVE (WBHI) IN MARCH 2015; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-11-2208 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO'S APPOINTMENT OF MYKITA CHERRY PRIME TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE TERM OF COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, (2015 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-12-2209 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO'S APPOINTMENT OF DR. DENNIS JACKSON TO THE FISHING AND GARDENING COMMITTEE FOR A THREE YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-13-2210 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH SEE FOUNDATION, INC., TO UTILIZE THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATION COMPLEX FOR TRAINING FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS; WAVING THE FEE FOR USE OF THE FACILITY; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-14-2211 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING AUGUST 21, 2015 AS NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZEN'S DAY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-15-2212 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AS `POLICE APPRECIATION DAY" IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-16-2213 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING A PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM AND JOINING THE CLEAN ENERGY COASTAL CORRIDOR PACE DISTRICT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.08, FLORIDA STATUTES; ADOPTING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 1201S PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.01, FLORIDA STATUTES RELATING TO THE CORRIDOR; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORIZATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-17-2214 K-8) 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 AGREEMENT WITH THE HEALTH FOUNDATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDS FROM THE HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015, IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($125,000.00); A COPY WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT FUTURE FUNDS FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE GRANT; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. L) RESOLUTION(S) None QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARINGS) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) Miami Gardens Police Department Monthly Report 12/2014 Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JANUARY 28, 1 2015 (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked the Human Resource Department for their involvement in coordinating the employee car sales event. That event took place Friday and Saturday, during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Councilwoman Davis thanked all those who came out to the Town Hall meeting she sponsored at PenTab Church. She further thanked the various city departments for their attendance. She announced that this was the first of several Town Hall Meetings planned; another one will take place within the next three months. Councilwoman Odom shared that Ms. Flora Johnson was recognized by the Alliance for Aging, and asked Assistant City Manager Nelson to come forward to expound on this particular recognition. Assistant City Manager Nelson appeared before the Council and shared that Ms. Johnson was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Councilwoman Odom further reported that as part of the HIV Program the next event entitle "Am I my brother's keeper" will be held March 28, 2015, at Cosmopolitan Baptist Church. Councilman Harris reminded everyone of the Black Heritage Festival taking place, Saturday, February 7, 2015. He further shared on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00AM- 1:00 PM, he will be co -hosting a free Farm Share Food Distribution event with Mt. Zion A.M. E. Church. Vice Mayor Robinson announced that she is co -hosting a Women's and Youth Summit with the City of Miami Gardens Commission For Women Advisory Committee. The event will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:OOAM to 12 noon, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. She further invited everyone out to her Meet Me On Monday Meeting scheduled the second Monday of each month. Mayor Gilbert referenced the Legislative Priorities and asked the Council to submit their suggestions to the City Manager's Office as soon as possible. He further thanked Darian Martin and the City Manager's staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., celebration. He also shared that a resolution will be forthcoming for the 2016 Jazz in the Gardens, and explained the planning for this event has to start a year in advance. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 28, 2015 (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion to adjourn being duly moved and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MM , ity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes January 28, 2015 Page 8