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10.08.2014 City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCT 08, 12014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 08, 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, October 08, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall, City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27h Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson and Council members Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, Lisa C. Davis, and Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilman David Williams Jr. arrived at 7:05pm Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and Deputy City Clerk Mario Bataille sitting for City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Special City Council Minutes — September 22, 2014 Regular City Council Minutes — September 22, 2014 Motion offered by Councilwoman Odom, 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 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: Mayor Gilbert added the following to the Consent Agenda: K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THAT THE CITY MANAGER TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY FOR THE CITY TO HOST A FOURTH OF JULY EVENT IN 2014, INCLUDING THE HIRING OF NECESSARY PROFESSIONALS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCT 08, 2014 City Manager Cameron Benson withdrew Item K-14 from the Agenda. Councilwoman Odom pulled K-15 from the Consent Agenda Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to approve the Official Agenda, with the additions/deletions. The motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) None' (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Rev. Nettie B. Davis, 17530 NW 27th Court, Miami Gardens, FL; appeared before the City Council. Ms. Davis announced World Aides Day is on December 1St and there will be an event held at St Thomas University from loam to 2pm. This outreach will be towards the students and the younger population (ages 13-24). Maria Rodriguez, 20603 NW 14th Places, Miami Gardens, FL; appeared before the City Council. Ms. Rodriguez, on behalf of the Miami Gardens Viking Football Team, announced the Miami Gardens Viking Football program is trying to schedule a homecoming event in two weeks and respectfully asked for any type of support and/or donation from the City Council for this event. Antonio Cope, 20830 NW 22nd Ave. #122, Miami Gardens, FL; appeared before the City Council. Mr. Cope, on behalf of the Solution Team, made reference to issues taking place in Ferguson and ask what the City has in place and potential solutions for any riots that may take place resulting from issues in Ferguson. Additionally, he requested if Police Officers can have body cameras on while on duty. Brian Dennis, 2410 NW 170th Ter., Miami Gardens, FL; appeared before the City Council. Mr. Dennis commended the City Council and the Police Department concerning an incident affecting his Family Members. Additionally, Mr. Dennis shared his support to Councilman Ighodaro over his opponent Andre Williams in the upcoming run-off election. Lastly, Mr. Dennis shared the importance of providing convicted felons second chances once they have served their time and felt Andre Williams will not support this idea. Jo Ann Harris, 5020 NW 197th Street, Miami, FL; appeared before the City Council. Ms. Harris announced The Alliance for Musical Arts has scholarships available for students and residents in the City of Miami Gardens; more particular those in the Crestview, Lake Lucerne, and Rolling Oaks Area. She also announced the Teen Acting and Drama Studio to take place in the spring and the First Annual Community Chorus Christmas Cantata taking place the end of the year. Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 1 2014 (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 34 SECTION 34-312 (33) RELATING TO MOBILE CAR WASHES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) Councilman Williams stated this item is to protect owners of a car wash who pay taxes to not have to deal with a mobile car wash vendors from setting up near their business. Mayor Gilbert shared his support on this item and this is a good addition to the original Mobile Car Wash Ordinance. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve this item on 1 St reading. There being no discussion, the motion to approve on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis Yes Councilman Harris Yes Councilman Ighodaro Yes Councilman Williams Yes Councilwoman Odom Yes Vice Mayor Robinson Yes Mayor Gilbert Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-15-326 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING DIVISION 7 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CREATE THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR DUTIES AND POWERS; PROVIDING FOR MEETINGS; 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 COUNCILMAN Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 1 2014 IGHODARO) (I't Reading — September 22, 2014) The Mayor relinquished the gavel to Vice Mayor Robinson Vice Mayor Robinson opened the floor. There being no discussion from the floor, Vice Mayor Robinson closed the floor. Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item on 2"d reading. There being no discussion, the motion to approve on first reading passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis Yes Councilman Harris Yes Councilman Ighodaro Yes Councilman Williams Yes Councilwoman Odom Yes Vice Mayor Robinson Yes Mayor Gilbert Not Present (,I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-167-2146 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON'S APPOINTMENT OF MICHELLE THOMPSON TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE TERM OF VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-168-2147 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON'S APPOINTMENT OF DAWN REVERE TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN ADVISORY Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 12014 COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE TERM OF VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-169-2148 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-170-2149 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-171-2150 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, HOSTING HISPANIC HERITAGE LUNCHEON AND AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) FROM THE AT -LARGE SEAT 6 SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-172-2151 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DONATING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) FROM THE AT -LARGE SEAT 6 SPECIAL EVENT FUND TO THE MIAMI NORLAND VIKING OPTIMIST FOOTBALL; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-173-2152 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DONATING THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 1 2014 FUND TO THE S.E.E. FOUNDATION INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-174-2153 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC., FOR ASPHALT SURFACE PRESERVATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00), FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-175-2154 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO MH MANAGEMENT, INC. FOR VENDING MACHINE SERVICES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A", FOR THIS PURPOSE; 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. 2014-176-2155 K-10) 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 FY 2014-2015 FISCAL AGENT AGREEMENT WITH THE CHILDREN'S TRUST FOR THE PLACE -BASED SERVICE PARTNERSHIP, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000.00), ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR A NUNC PRO TUNC EFFECT; 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. 2014-177-2156 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 12014 MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDING, IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($275,000.00), FOR THE VISTA VERDE STORMWATER PROJECT; 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. 2014-178-2157 K-12) 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 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDING, IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00), TO SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD STORMWATER SWALE RE -SHAPING PROJECTS; 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. 2014-179-2158 K-13) 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 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($75,000.00), FOR THE N.W. 195/204 STREET DRAINAGE PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONOSRED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Vice Mayor Robinson relinquished the gavel back to the Mayor. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda. Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 12014 There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-180-2159 K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THAT THE CITY MANAGER TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY FOR THE CITY TO HOST A FOURTH OF JULY EVENT IN 20149 INCLUDING THE HIRING OF NECESSARY PROFESSIONALS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Mayor relinquished the gavel to Vice Mayor Robinson Councilwoman Odom questioned how this event will be funded. Mayor Gilbert clarified it would be funded through the special event fund and there will also be fundraising for this event. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. Vice Mayor Robinson relinquished the gavel back to the Mayor. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-181-2160 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO CALVIN, GIORDANO & ASSOCIATES, INC. TO PROVIDE PRE- CONSTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A", FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 12014 Mayor Gilbert stated this item is related to the workshop held earlier. Additionally, he shared his comfort level with Calvin, Giordano & Associated. Mayor Gilbert made a motion to approve this item the bid awarded to Calvin, Giordano & Associated, second by Councilman Williams. Councilwoman Odom asked for clarification on how the Council will select the vendor. Mayor Gilbert stated any Council Member can recommend a different vendor or make a motion for another vendor and the Council can have a discussion on this. Councilwoman Davis shared her liking of Calvin, Giordano, & Associates however she questioned would this interfere with the other services they are already providing the City. Cameron Benson, City Manager, answered no. Mayor Gilbert withdrew his motion to entertain a motion by Councilwoman Odom to select Atkins. This motion died for a lack of a second. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams that the firm of Calvin Giordano be inserted. There being no further discussion, the motion to insert the name of Calvin Giordano passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilwoman Odom cast the dissenting vote. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-16-327 N-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 Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 1 2014 EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1St Reading — September 10, 2014) 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 Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this item on second reading. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2014-17-328 N-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 34-50 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCES AND WAIVERS; AMENDING SECTION 34-382 RELATING TO DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL PARKING SPACES; 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) (1St Reading — September 22, 2014) 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 Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item on second reading. 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 Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 1 2014 Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK None (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Ighodaro recognized the Miami Norland Vikings as well as Norland Middle School. Councilman Williams informed the residents that there are entities outside the City of Miami Gardens that recognize what the city is doing as it relates to science. This coming Saturday the Audubon Society and the Junior Chamber of Commerce will be on a tour of the City's Botanical Tree Gardens. A partnership is being forged with Crestview Elementary School to be the first school targeted to finalize the bird sanctuary. Councilwoman Davis shared that Reverend Mary McCoy, President of Lake Lucerne Crime Watch had death in her family. She asked that everyone keep this family in their prayers. She reminded everyone to not forget about Domestic Violence, which is also remembered during the month of October. Purple ribbons were provided to the audience. Councilwoman Odom thanked those who volunteer during the food distribution event. Over eleven Hundred (1,100) families received food items. She further thanked staff for its assistance. Councilman Harris announced that he partnered with Trinity Church to co -host a cancer walk on October 18`h. He further shared that he host a group meeting every Monday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., engaging young people between the age 12 and 18. This meeting is held on NW 183`d Street and NW 2nd Avenue. Vice Mayor Robinson announced that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During that month she hosts several activities throughout the city. She thanked Darian Martin, Shantelle Smith and Hilary Marshall for their due diligence and hard work in making the Cancer Walk event, held at the Betty T. Ferguson Complex a success. She further shared that representatives from North Miami Beach will be present at her Meet Me On Monday Meeting in November o discuss issues relating to water bills. Mayor Gilbert said on October 291h at the Betty T. Ferguson Center starting at 6:00 p.m., Karaoke in the Parks will take place. He further shared that he would be bringing a resolution back at some point regarding litigation with the Dolphins' DRI. He encouraged everyone to vote in this upcoming election. Voting is essential for the representation of this community, not only on a local level but on a county, state and federal level as well. Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 11 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCT 08, 12014 (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 moved and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m. Attest: — z! '.' k' 4,/, � Ronetta Taylor, MM ,City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes October 8, 2014 Page 12 r'/t� �'- Oliver Gilbert, Mayor