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07.23.2014 - City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JULY 239 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, beginning at 7:00pm, 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 Lisa C. Davis and Council members: Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., and Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and Deputy City Clerk Mario Bataille, sitting in for City Clerk Ronetta Taylor, who was not present due to illness. (B) INVOCATION Mayor Gilbert delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes — July 9, 2014 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris 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 Council. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Mayor Gilbert added a presentation by former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson, as Item F-2. Councilman Ighodaro added a presentation as Item F-2. Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom added a presentation by the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee as Item F-3. Item K-5 was removed from the official agenda. Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 1 2014 Items K-2 and K-3 were pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilwoman Odom. Item K-8 was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Vice Mayor Davis. The following items were added to the official agenda as items K-12 and K-13, respectively. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUBMITTING A PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6.1 AND 6.2 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CHARTER AND SECTION 6.03 OF THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CHARTER; SUBMITTING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT PERTAINING TO SECTION 9.6 "STADIUM PROPERTIES, DOLPHIN CENTER DRI;" PROVIDING BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORATE; CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2014; PROVIDING A NOTICE OF ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR BALLOTING AND ELECTION PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO THE MAYOR; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND ISSUE CHANGE ORDERS TO SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC., IN EXCESS OF THE TEN PERCENT (10%) CONTINGENCY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION NO. 2011-144-1537, TO RESOLVE ISSUES RELATED TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN REVISION 20, AND OTHER PENDING CHANGE ORDERS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SEEK VIABLE FUNDING TO COVER THESE RELATED COSTS, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Williams to approve the official agenda with the additions/deletions. There being no discussion, the motion passed Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JULY 23, 2014 and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson Commissioner Ferguson appeared before the Council as president of Rolling Oaks Crest Lakes, Inc., a 501( C) 3 organization to donate $12,000 to the City of Miami Gardens Parks and Recreation Department. This not for profit organization is composed of directors from three homeowners associations: Rolling Oaks, Crestview and Lake Lucerne. The funds are to be disbursed as follows: $1,310.00 to be allocated to Bennett Lifter Park to replace the existing sand in the playground area; $10,790.00 to be allocated for fitness equipment at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. The organization is requesting documentation of the purchases for their records. F-2) Councilman Ighodaro presented a painting dedicated to the City of Miami Gardens' New City Hall. Internationally acclaimed artist, Hilario Piscasso Pedregal, a Cuban American Artist who came to the United States at the age of 15, as part of the Mariel Boat exodus, lived for some time in Miami Gardens. F-3) Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee Tanya James, Chair of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee appeared before the Council and shared that the Committee is hosting an Intergenerational Health, Saturday, August 2, 2014. The Committee is requesting sponsorship for the use of the Amphitheater as well as the Gardenia and Hibiscus Rooms at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Mayor Gilbert asked why the Committee waited until the last meeting before the recess to make this request. Chair James in response to Mayor Gilbert's inquiry stated that the reservation for the space was confirmed and preparations underway for the event. However, staff liaison recently informed the Committee that a council person needed to sponsor the space. Mayor Gilbert shared it would take a resolution to address this request. Staff will take a look at the issue. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to voice concern with the leadership and the employees employed by the City. She said the employees as well as police department personnel should be reminded that their salaries are paid by the citizens of Miami Gardens. The residents should be respected. She further stated that the residents of Coconut Cay want a resolution to the flooding problem in Coconut Cay. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE 2014-11-322 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE CITY'S TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BOND, SERIES 200911; APPROVING T H E EXECUTION OF A BOND MODIFICATION AGREEMENT; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; 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 this item, the public hearing closed. Manager Benson related, debt service on the Corner Stone site, this ordinance allows for a year's extension as it relates to paying back the bond on the property. This also provides an opportunity to negotiate with a potential buyer. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to adopt this ordinance. Councilman Williams asked what is the worst case scenario. Manager Benson in response to Councilman Williams said the worst case scenario is, if the City did not have an opportunity to sell the property. Vice Mayor Davis for clarification purposes asked whether the City was in the middle of negotiations to sell the property. Manager Benson in response to Vice Mayor Davis' comment replied, "Yes, we are in negotiations to sell the property". There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt this item passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JULY 23, 1 2014 ORDINANCE NO. 2014-12-323 I-2) 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; 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 this item, the public hearing closed. Manager Benson said this relates to the old Warren Henry Property, a 15 acre site, which has actually been closed on. He recommended moving forward with the item. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to adopt this ordinance. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (J) RESOLUTION(S)MUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-117-2096 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT NINTH PROGRAM YEAR ACTION PLAN, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. There being no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Manager Benson explained this item lays out the plan for the CDBG expenditures. An item will be presented before the Council in September to recommending funding for some local organizations. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-118-2097 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PRE -GAME CELEBRATORY EVENT TO HONOR FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY (FAMU) AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-119-2098 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND MANAGER TO FINALIZE NEGOTIATIONS AND TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ALLOW THE CITY TO UTILIZE RISCO PARK TO CONSTRUCT A SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM), AS WELL AS AN ENTERTAINMENT INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITY, CONTAINING A RECORDING STUDIO AS WELL AS A TELEVISION STUDIO (EIT); AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT, JOINT USE AGREEMENT AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO EFFECTUATE THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) K 5) A RESOLUTION O THE CITY COUNCIL OF T14 CITY nom' moria - CITY � .. s FLORIDA,MIAMI GARDENS, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAF Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JULY 23, 12014 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-120-2099 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH METRO EXPRESS INC. AND STRAIGHTLINE ENGINEERING GROUP LLC, FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT AND REPAIRS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-121-2100 K-7) 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 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE EDWARD BYRNE JUSTICE MEMORIAL GRANT, IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS ($75,695.00); A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; 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. 2014-122-2101 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A CHANGE ORDER TO GEC ASSOCIATES INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE DOLLARS AND FORTY-SEVEN CENTS ($26,751.47), FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 7 ,,. .. .. , U PINATA hi rirml• , . .. . . -irdwimmum .. • . , . 16viwMO 'v"_ . . . P. I. ,01 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-120-2099 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH METRO EXPRESS INC. AND STRAIGHTLINE ENGINEERING GROUP LLC, FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT AND REPAIRS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-121-2100 K-7) 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 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE EDWARD BYRNE JUSTICE MEMORIAL GRANT, IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS ($75,695.00); A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; 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. 2014-122-2101 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A CHANGE ORDER TO GEC ASSOCIATES INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE DOLLARS AND FORTY-SEVEN CENTS ($26,751.47), FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 AT NORTH DADE OPTIMIST PARK; AUTHORIZING A TWENTY-FIVE (25) DAY TIME EXTENSION TO THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-123-2102 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE CITY'S TITLE VI PLAN ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-124-2103 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING A WAIVER OF PLAT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 650 N.W. 183RD STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-125-2104 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUBMITTING A PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6.1 AND 6.2 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CHARTER AND SECTION 6.03 OF THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CHARTER; SUBMITTING A PROPOSED AMENDMENT PERTAINING TO SECTION 9.6 "STADIUM PROPERTIES, DOLPHIN CENTER DRI;" PROVIDING BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORATE; CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, THE 4TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2014; PROVIDING A NOTICE OF ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR BALLOTING AND ELECTION PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO THE MAYOR; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CHARTER; PROVIDING Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 1 2014 FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-126-2105 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND ISSUE CHANGE ORDERS TO SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC., IN EXCESS OF THE TEN PERCENT (10%) CONTINGENCY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION NO. 2011-144-1537, TO RESOLVE ISSUES RELATED TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN REVISION 20, AND OTHER PENDING CHANGE ORDERS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SEEK VIABLE FUNDING TO COVER THESE RELATED COSTS, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-127-2106 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE 6TH ANNUAL OPERATION STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY (S.A.V.LO.R.) TO BE HELD IN BUNCHE PARK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT, IN THE AMOUNT TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2000.00), FROM THE WORKING CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABORIGHODARO) Councilwoman Odom asked whether there has been a decrease in crime in this area, as a result of this particular program. Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 231 12014 Mayor Gilbert said he did not know if staff could answer this question because crime is down, but it might be a combination of a number of proactive initiatives taking place. Assistant Chief Antonio Brooklyn appeared before the Council in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry and responded, there are a lot of initiatives the police department is undertaking to decrease crime in the entire city. There is a decrease in crime in Area 2; for this week, crime in down by 21%. He said as it relates to the S.A.V.I.O.R. Program he could not say that it is the main reason for the reduction in crime. Councilwoman Robinson shared that it takes more than just one initiative to reduce Mayor Gilbert opined anything you raise community awareness and involvement is a good thing. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to adopt this item. Councilman Ighodaro by friendly amendment, accepted an additional $1,000 from Councilman Harris, which brought the total of this sponsorship to $3,000.00. vote. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice RESOLUTION NO. 2014-128-2107 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A BRICK PAVER PROGRAM AT CITY HALL; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THE BRICK PAVER PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) Councilwoman Odom asked whether a cost projection has been established as it relates to the installation of the bricks, and what time frame is involved with this project. Vernita Nelson, Assistant City Manager appeared before the Council to address the issues raised by Councilwoman Odom. She indicated there is a cost associated with the implementation of this program. However she did not have those figures. As soon as that information is available it will be provided to the Council. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to adopt this item. Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-129-2108 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS, TO FLEET TIRE TRUCK AND AUTO, AUTONATION FORD MIAMI AND LEHMAN BUICK GMC, LLC FOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE CITY'S FLEET OF VEHICLES, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Vice Mayor Davis asked for clarification relating to this item. Manager Benson said this item relates to those companies currently being used by the City on an annual basis for all fleet vehicles. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Davis, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to adopt this item. There being no other discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-130-2109 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE NECESSARY TO BE LEVIED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-15 FOR OPERATING PURPOSES; ESTABLISHING THE DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE RATE APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE IN APRIL 2014; SETTING THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE, DEBT SERVICE MILLAGE RATE AND TENTATIVE BUDGET; PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE FINANCE DIRECTOR THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson recommended that the current millage rate (6.9363) remain the same for fiscal year 2014-2015. This would provide an approximate $700,000 in additional revenue for the City of Miami Gardens. He said if the Council went with the rollback rate, there would be a decrease in revenue. In addition, there is a debt service rate of 1.3, which represents the General Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 11 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 Obligation Bond. It is staff's intention to come back to Council with an additional revenue program for the city. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to adopt this item. Vice Mayor Davis asked for clarification purposes whether the millage rate would increase. Manager Benson reiterated the millage rate would not increase. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt this item passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING): 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 Monthly Report P-2) MGPD Monthly Report (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Vice Mayor Davis announced that she along with Councilman Ighodaro would be hosting a book bag give -a -way with Lake Lucerne Crime Watch, Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Bennett Lifter Park, from 10:00 am — 2:00 p.m. Vice Mayor Davis announced that she along with State Senator Braynon and State Representative Watson will be hosting a Farm Share event, July 26, 2014, at Norwood Park from 8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Councilman Harris shared on July 13th there was a fitness challenge at Rolling Oaks Park. There were over 200 individuals that participated in a 5K run as well as aerobic exercises. A teen summit was held on July 15th, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. He thanked the Parks and Recreation Department and Rodney Best for their assistance during this event. He announced that on August 9th, he will be hosting a Unity over Violence Book Bag give -a -way event at Bunche Park, from 11:00 am -3:00 p.m. Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 12 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -JULY 23, 12014 Councilwoman Odom announced that she is hosting a Town Hall Meeting, April 4th, at 6:30 p.m., in the Vista Verde area (Universal Truth Center). She encouraged all residents from throughout the City of Miami Gardens to attend. Councilwoman Robinson invited everyone out to her Meet Me on Monday Meetings, scheduled every second Monday of the month from 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. She further announced she is co -sponsoring with Opa-locka Commissioner Johnson, a Mother's Affecting Change event, Saturday, July 26, 2014. She also shared that on August 16th, she along with State Senator Braynon would be sponsoring a back to school event at Miami Carol City Park from 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Councilman Williams thanked the Public Works and Parks Departments for their support with the intergenerational gardening event held, Saturday, July 19th. He said the science community, not only locally but around the country continues to look at what the city is doing as it relates to science, gardening, crime and quality of life issues. He was invited by the Miami Herald to talk about what is going on in this city. This will be followed up with a series of articles. He invited everyone out a FAMU Alumni Association Tailgate event being held at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Vendors are welcomed. Mayor Gilbert encouraged everyone to come out in support of the events announced by the Council. He further shared that Item K-4 on the Consent Agenda would allow the City to address concerns raised by residents as it relates to the property at 183rd Street and NW 37th Avenue, (Risco Park),which is not a city park. The property belongs to the school board. This item for an interlocal agreement between the City of Miami Gardens and the School Board to allow the City to utilize School Board owned property to construct and operate a STEM and EIT facility. The City will construct facilities utilizing money from the 60M Bond initiative, the School Board will provide staffing programming, including after school programming at the School Board's cost and expense. The lease agreement for the property is an initial 40 year term and two additional ten (10) year extensions for a total of 60 years. The city will pay the School Board $1.00 per year pursuant to the lease. Mayor Gilbert further shared his commitment to continue negotiations with Miami -Dade County as it relates to the Charter Provision (DRI) in the area surrounding Sun Life Stadium. He said since the City authorized and the filing of the lawsuit there has been more conversation and dialogue with Miami -Dade County. He shared there was tremendous participation during the Mayor's fitness challenge this past Saturday. Mayor Gilbert announced that Assistant Chief Brooklyn and Deputy City Clerk Mario Bataille were both honored as Miami -Dade County's Top 40 under 40. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 13 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JULY 23, 12014 (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no other business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly moved and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ro etta Taylor, MNIK, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes July 23, 2014 Page 14