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09.10.2014 - City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, beginning at 7:05 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27tn 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 City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Invocation delivered by Mayor Gilbert. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes — July 23, 2014 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following item was added to the official agenda as items: K-12 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AWARENESS AND AGING DAY EVENT, WHICH WILL BE HOSTED BY GOD'S AMAZING GRACE OUTREACH MINISTRIES ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2014; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5000.00), TO BE ALLOCATED FROM THE WORKING CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 L-1 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPOINTING COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON TO SERVE AS VICE MAYOR FOR A TWO YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE". (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the official agenda with the additions. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) None (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to inquire about the "Special Event Fund" as it related to Items K-2 and K-4. More particularly how the fund was created, how much money is allotted to each Council member and are the funds coming from. She further asked about the "Working Capital Fund", and opined that a lot of allocation was done from this fund during the election. She further stated that no city funds have been given to the crime watches. Mayor Gilbert informed Ms. Smith that a representative from the Finance Department is available at the back of the room to address her questions. He said the working capital reserve was approved in the budget. He shared that typically funds are not budgeted to go to crime watches; however he has given funds to the various crime watches within the city. This year, the city will allocate $5,000 to the five (5) crime watches that Ms. Flowers asked for. He explained those moneys will come for funds that he has raised (donation account). He opined it would be very difficult to say that we are going to take tax money and do that. He shared that he had raised money for another event, so he is going to take that money and give it to the crime watches. Reverend Nettie Davis, 17530 NW 27th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to announce the HIV/AIDS Awareness will take place Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. The target group is seniors, with the topic centering on intimacy and relationships. Intimacy is the driving force behind this epidemic. It is important to get the community to understand this is a behavior that needs to be addressed. Patricia Thompson 27th Avenue NW 191s' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council and shared that she is the owner of a food truck. She expressed concern about the harassment of police officers. Mayor Gilbert informed Ms. Thompson that mobile vendors are not allowed in the City of Miami Gardens, and directed Ms. Thompson to speak with Ms. Ransom -Jackson about the Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 laws. Harold Lawton, 1860 NW 170th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his appreciation for Mayor Oliver Gilbert and his representation of the City of Miami Gardens; more particularly, Mayor Gilbert's representation before the Miami -Dade County Commission regarding the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. He further expressed his appreciation to Chief Johnson and his police staff. He said he would like to see a lot more of the 60 Million Dollar GOB money spent south of the Palmetto Expressway (e.g. Bunche Park Pool). Andre France, 140 NW 206th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to encourage the Council to consider sponsoring a program for ex -offenders (prisoners) to assist with gainful employment. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.n RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-132-2111 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING VICE MAYOR LISA C. DAVIS' APPOINTMENT OF ERIEKA BUTLER TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT SHALL COINCIDE WITH HER TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-133-2112 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION MONTH IN THE CITY; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE THIRD ANNUAL DIABETES PREVENTION EVENT; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5000.00) FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND UPON APPROVAL OF Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 SAID RESERVE FUND IN THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-134-2113 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON'S APPOINTMENT OF MELVIN L. BRATTON TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT SHALL COINCIDE WITH HER TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-135-2114 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 2014 AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND IMPLEMENTING PINK WEEK EVENTS; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5000.00) FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND UPON APPROVAL OF SAID RESERVE FUND IN THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-136-2115 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE MIAMI GARDENS LADIES OF VIRTUE ("LOV") MENTORING PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2000.00) FROM THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-137-2116 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON AUGUST 26, 2014, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING COUNCILMEMBER FOR RESIDENTIAL SEAT 2; AT LARGE Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 SEAT 6, AND A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR A PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS; DECLARING THE RESULTS OF SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-141-2120 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A SETTLEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($130,000.00) IN THE AGGREKO, LLC VS. CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, CASE NO. 12-01322 CA 10; AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE AND THE AND CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-140-2119 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 RELOCATION AND RECONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC.; 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. 2014-138-2117 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH JVA ENGINEERING CONTRACTOR INC., FOR DRAINAGE REPAIRS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS 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. 2014-139-2118 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 OF THE AGREEMENT WITH IMPERIAL ELECTRIC & LIGHTING SUPPLY, INC. AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING SERVICE, INC. FOR SECURITY AND SPORTS LIGHTING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS, 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. 2014-142-2121 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH SANCHEZ ARANGO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR BUS SHELTER MAINTENANCE THROUGH FEBRUARY 2015; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE ALLOCATED THE ANNUAL ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR A NUNC PRO TUNC EFFECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-144-2123 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AWARENESS AND AGING DAY EVENT, WHICH WILL BE HOSTED BY GOD'S AMAZING GRACE OUTREACH MINISTRIES ON N SEPTEMBER 18, 2014; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5000.00), TO BE ALLOCATED FROM THE WORKING CAPITAL RESERVE FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE 0.ODOM) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, this motion passed by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-143-2122 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPOINTING COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON TO SERVE AS VICE -MAYOR FOR A TWO- YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Mayor Gilbert passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Davis before explaining that every two years, the Council has to appoint a council member to serve as vice mayor. He give permission for everyone to stand and give a standing ovation to the city's current Vice Mayor, Lisa C. Davis for her outstanding service. Mayor Gilbert opined that Councilwoman Robinson will serve diligently. He shared when he was contemplating who to nominate, the question was how do choose between people he enjoy working with, for different reason, but equally. He shared when he nominated the previous vice mayor it was because he witnessed how she worked with our seniors, especially Sharpe Towers. He shared that he looked at Councilwoman Robinson in that same way. He said he has attended her Meet On Monday Meetings and sometimes there are not a lot of people there, but she is never discouraged. Councilwoman Robinson always wants to be accessible to people. She is also one the longest serving tenure Council member. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this resolution. vote. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Vice Mayor Davis: Yes After the vote was taken, Councilwoman Davis relinquished the gavel to Mayor Gilbert. Councilwoman Davis thanked everyone for their support during her tenure as Vice Mayor for the City of Miami Gardens. She stated that she was honored to serve as the first vice mayor for the incoming the second incoming Mayor. She further congratulated Vice Mayor Robinson. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING): Shellie Ransom Jackson, Director of Development Services/Code Compliance outlined the process used for this Quasi -Judicial Proceeding. Clerk Taylor swore in all parties participating in this Quasi -Judicial Proceeding. M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE RELATED GROUP, INC., FOR THE REZONING OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4601 N.W. 183RD STREET MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO, FROM NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL TO R-25, MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. David Smith, an attorney appeared before the Council representing the applicant. This is an existing multi -family neighborhood, which has an existing commercial zoning. This was discovered during the purchasing of the property. This request is the change the zoning to match the use of the property that has been there for approximately 40 plus years. After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion, the motion to approve on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 (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 Vice Mayor Robinson shared that three different entities (Miami -Dade County, City of North Miami Beach and the City of Opa-locka) provide water/sewer services to Miami Gardens' residents. The City of North Miami Beach has indicated there will be a significant increase for residential customers; not Miami Gardens customers. She stated that she made a request of the City of North Miami Beach's City Manager and Council members to hold a meeting for Miami Gardens' customers so they will know what to expect. She further shared for the past three years she has been advocating Breast Cancer Awareness. This year's event will take place during the month of October, which includes activities throughout that month. She also invited everyone out to her her Meet Me on Monday Meetings. For the month of October the meeting will be held October 13ffi. Councilwoman Odom shared during the month of August she held a Town Hall Meeting and wanted to take this opportunity to thank City staff for doing an excellent job. She also thanked the residents for coming out because of stormy weather. She further shared that she attended the Florida League of Cities Symposium entitled "Building a Bridge from classroom to City Hall". She further encouraged everyone to support the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce. She stated that Ula Zucker Williams is doing a great job with the Chamber. She very expounded on the National HIV/AIDS Awareness event to take place, Thursday, September 18, 2014. She shared that she recently read that in 2015 the population most affected by HIV/AIDS will be those individuals age 50 and over. Vice Mayor Robinson announced that she has started a Women's mentoring group "Ladies of Virtue", which will target female high school students. Recruitment process is in effect for more female students as well as for mentors. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6:00 — 8:00 p.m., at Miami Carol City Park. Councilman Harris said it has really been a pleasure being a part of this Council. He acknowledged the outstanding work done by former Vice Mayor Davis and stated that he looked forward to working with the new Vice Mayor, Felicia Robinson. Attorney Dickens shared that she and Mayor Gilbert were appointed to the Legislative Policy Committee and water issues to deal with. There will be between four to five meetings they will have to attend in Orlando, Florida. The first will take place, Friday, September 121h Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 10, 12014 Mayor Gilbert provided an update on the DRI and the negotiations with Miami Dade County. He shared he along with staff attended the Miami Dade County Commission meeting. County Commissioner Jordan did an excellent job. The City has made some progress. He said the city still has to deal with the stadium property. He emphasized as it relates to the stadium property, the city will only accept a no answer from the courts. Mayor Gilbert shared that his alumni FAMU played his law school, the University of Miami, this past weekend. He was given the exemplary honor of flipping the coin to start the game. He said this brought back memories of him parking cars for the games at the stadium; the same stadium where he flipped the coin to start the game; the same stadium located within the City of Miami Gardens where he is now the Mayor. He said this really isn't about him but about the people and how hard they are willing to work. (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 seconded, the motion to adjourn passed and carried the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, NydC, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2014 Page 10