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09.22.2016 City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 12014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 22, 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27 h 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, Rodney Harris, Lillie Q. Odom, David Williams and Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Mayor Gilbert delivered the Invocation. A moment of silence was observed on the passing of Mr. Billy Isley. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes — October 8, 2014 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the minutes, with the necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Item K-3 was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Vice Mayor Robinson Item L-1 was removed from the official agenda by the City Manager Item I-1 was moved to the next City Council meeting Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the official agenda, with the amendments/deletions. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 12014 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Cameron Benson, City Manager— Greater Miami Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Administration Ula Zucker Williams, Executive Director of the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce appeared before the City Council to make the community aware of a partnership being initiated with the US Small Business Administration. Althea Harold, a representative from the US Small Business Administration appeared before the City Council and stated it is the Administration's plan to work with the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce to bring an educational component to the City of Miami Gardens. This initiative would help the businesses located in the City to grow F-2) Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson — Breast Cancer Awareness Month Vice Mayor Robinson recognized the founder of "I Can Fitness". This organization, which is actually a boot camp participated during the Pink Walk event. I Can Fitness donated $400.00 to The Women's Breast Health Initiative to assist with their breast cancer awareness outreach. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and stated at the old city hall site, a "Citizen Rights Wall" was erected. She asked that the Citizen Right Wall be erected at this new facility, as well. She further asked that the City Council meetings be televised. JoAnn Harris, 3000 NW 199`h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank Councilman Ighodaro for supporting the Alliance For Musical Arts. Kevin Brown, 3115 NW 157th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to bring to the Council's attention that the Miami Gardens Bulldogs was honored by the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance. He thanked Mayor Gilbert for his continued support, as well as Councilmen Harris and Ighodaro for their participation. Carolyn Lordens, 2400 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing Safe Outlet, Inc., and its Domestic Violence initiative. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to place Item K-3 back on the Consent Agenda because Vice Mayor Robinson's question has been answered. There being no discussion, the motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 1 2014 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) .. .a & I DA I k . . „ . WIWI- 10f� nrml pm lor" 0 mg,14 Irme 1mir., 1� (.I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-182-2161 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE FOURTH ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY EVENT TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, AT CLOVERLEAF PARK; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP, IN THE AMOUNT ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,250.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-183-2162 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE FOURTH ANNUAL "GIFTS OF LOVE" TOY GIVEAWAY EVENT TO BE HELD SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014, AT CLOVERLEAF PARK; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT, IN THE AMOUNT ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($1,250.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-184-2163 K-3) 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 THE "MIAMI GARDENS WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE" IN THE FALL OF 2015; INCLUDING HIRING OF Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 1 2014 NECESSARY PROFESSIONALS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-185-2164 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DONATING THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS FROM AT -LARGE SEAT 6 SPECIAL EVENT FUND TO THE ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL ARTS PRODUCTION, INC; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-186-2165 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CANCELING THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 26, 2014 AND DECEMBER 24, 2014, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-187-2166 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL CORE SERVICES CORP. D/B/A GROUNDS GROUP LANDSCAPING FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SIXTY THREE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIX DOLLARS ($63,146.00), FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-188-2167 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 RENEWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE INC., D/B/A THE RESOURCE ROOM FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING AT BENNETT LIFTER RECREATION CENTER; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 12014 REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER RESOLUTION NO. 2014-189-2168 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 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL STATE TAX INFORMATION, 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. 2014-190-2169 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM FLOOD HAZARD OUTREACH PLAN, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-191-2170 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA ACCEPTING THE MIAMI GARDENS FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PLAN - PROGRESS REPORT AND AREA ANALYSIS FOR 2014, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the City Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) L 1) ARESO UTION OF TuE rr� COUNCIL7[ �O _F��� EF MIAMI ��, FLORJ l,AAi�i��rAri ING A BI TO FOR PLANNING AND ZO T SERALICES;zUTHORIZIN!TIIT IrTV MANAGER 1T�TO! Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -OCTOBER 22, 1 2014 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) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) City Manager's Monthly Report Manager Benson informed the Council that he would be in Orlando, from Thursday, October 23`d thru Sunday, October 26, 2014. During that time, Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson would be Acting City Manager. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams shared that he had the opportunity to speak with a couple of business leaders as it related to the Science and Engineering initiative, as well as other Miami Gardens related issues. He further shared that he was invited to speak at an event sponsored by the Audubon Society, which was a great experience. He said that people throughout the state and nationally as well were excited about what the City of Miami Gardens is doing. He encouraged the Council members to make their appointment to the Gardening and Fishing Club; if the Council member cannot identify anyone to serve to contact the City Clerk because a pool list has been established. He shared a support letter he received from Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. This letter is made a part of the record, as attachment "A". Councilman Harris shared that on November 6, 2014, a Town Hall Meeting is scheduled to be held at First Baptist Church of Bunche Park. This meeting will center around issues that were brought up at the Town Hall meeting held in August 2014. Mayor Gilbert announced that there are two early voting sites in Miami Gardens, the Betty T. Ferguson Center and the North Dade Regional Library. He asked that everyone ask their family and friends to vote. He said if you care about the decisions that are being made, you need to vote. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 6 014101.. , . 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) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) City Manager's Monthly Report Manager Benson informed the Council that he would be in Orlando, from Thursday, October 23`d thru Sunday, October 26, 2014. During that time, Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson would be Acting City Manager. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams shared that he had the opportunity to speak with a couple of business leaders as it related to the Science and Engineering initiative, as well as other Miami Gardens related issues. He further shared that he was invited to speak at an event sponsored by the Audubon Society, which was a great experience. He said that people throughout the state and nationally as well were excited about what the City of Miami Gardens is doing. He encouraged the Council members to make their appointment to the Gardening and Fishing Club; if the Council member cannot identify anyone to serve to contact the City Clerk because a pool list has been established. He shared a support letter he received from Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. This letter is made a part of the record, as attachment "A". Councilman Harris shared that on November 6, 2014, a Town Hall Meeting is scheduled to be held at First Baptist Church of Bunche Park. This meeting will center around issues that were brought up at the Town Hall meeting held in August 2014. Mayor Gilbert announced that there are two early voting sites in Miami Gardens, the Betty T. Ferguson Center and the North Dade Regional Library. He asked that everyone ask their family and friends to vote. He said if you care about the decisions that are being made, you need to vote. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 22, 12014 . None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and after a motion to being made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. Attest: J4zla- Ronetta Taylor, MMC, ity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes October 22, 2014 Page 7 r Oliver Gilbert, Mayor