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11.12.2014 City Council MinutesCITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12,12014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES NOVEMBER 12, 2014 ROLL CALL: The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, met in regular session, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 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, Rodney Harris, Lillie Q. Odom, and Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilman David Williams Jr., arrived at 7:05 p.m. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Oliver Gilbert PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes — October 22, 2014 Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwomen Davis and Odom to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the minutes passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. ORDER OF BUSINESS The following items were added to the official agenda as: Presentation F-4) Councilwoman Davis Presentation F-5) Councilwoman Odom K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A JOINT LITIGATION AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS (`SATS") FOR THE DEFENSE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS BASED ON THE RULING IN CITY OF HOLLYWOOD V. AREM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) K-16) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE HOOP PHI HOOP BASKETBALL LEAGUE TO JOIN THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (A.A.U.) A TRAVELING BASKETBALL LEAGUE; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS (5,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) L-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RESCHEDULING THE DECEMBER 10, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO DECEMBER 9, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Item M-1 was moved forward on the agenda to be heard after Presentation. The actual discussion is reflected under the item. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the official agenda with the additions/deletions/changes. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the City Council. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS F-1) Councilman David Williams Jr., -Science Award Councilman Williams acknowledged all the principals and science teachers from the local elementary schools present at tonight's meeting. He shared that all the positive things that are happening with regard to science is because of these principals and science teachers. This year's Science and Engineering Fair for Elementary School students will take place, Monday, December 8, 2014, at St. Thomas University. The awards ceremony will take place Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. This year's event will also provide an award to the top ten winners' parents. F-2) Councilman Rodney Harris - Outstanding Service Award Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 Councilman Harris recognized Ms. Sonia Flowers, President of Scott Lake Crime Watch and former member of the City of Miami Gardens Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for her outstanding community service. He stated that Ms. Flowers is a dedicated resident and diligent servant to this community. F-3) Jessie Trice Health Center and Miami -Dade County re: Brownfield A representative from Miami -Dade County appeared before the City Council to state that Miami -Dade County and Jessie Trice Health Center proposes to make significant changes to a particular piece of land. That property is currently the site of a Brownfield. As part of the application a public hearing is required. Staff has graciously agreed to allow Jessie Trice Health Center and Miami -Dade County to hold that public hearing later tonight, after this Council meeting. Ms. Neasman, President and CEO of Jessie Trice Health Center appeared before the City Council to recount the 47 year history of the Jessie Trice Health Center. The proposal for Miami Gardens is to build a comprehensive public health service facility. Jessie Trice Health Center has been providing quality health care service in Miami Gardens since 2003. F-4) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis - 3rd Annual Diabetes Event Michelle Swaby and Ellen Woods appeared before the City Council to highlight the activities to take place during the 3rd Annual Diabetes event scheduled for Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. The event, which is free and open to the public is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The event will include health screening as well as informational workshops for both men and women. Chefs will be demonstrating health cooking, which will be enjoyed by those attending the event. Vendors will also be on hand. This event promised to be fun for the entire family. F-5) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom - AAU Basketball League Mr. Jay Lee appeared before the City Council to highlight the accomplishments of the AAU Basketball League. He shared that he played professional basketball for ten years. His son is also a professional basketball player. The program will bring youth basketball to Miami Gardens and South Florida. This would provide the youth in Miami Gardens a chance to gain an academic and/or basketball scholarship. The travel basketball is done out of state to provide the youth with exposure. Adult basketball is another aspect of this program. He highlighted the success of this program in California where a lot of gang members were participants and benefitted by going to college. PUBLIC COMMENTS Lonnie Lawrence, 821 NW 207`h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to publically thank Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director for responding to a request relating to signage placed in his neighborhood. The signage indicated that the water surrounding Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 12014 his neighborhood was contaminated. This was due to construction in the neighborhood. He opined that it is important that when employees do good stuff that residents come forward to let the Council know. Dorothy Smith, 20481 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to address comments towards Councilman Ighodaro and a question asked during the candidates' debate in August about discontinuing the Red Light Camera Program. She said she just wanted to bring this back to the Councilman's attention. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-18-329 I-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. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) (1St Reading — October 8, 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. item. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this 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 Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-192-2171 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, HOSTING THE 4TH ANNUAL CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR FOR ELEMENTARY -AGED STUDENTS; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF TWO THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($2,500.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND; ; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-193-2172 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE DONATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) FROM AT -LARGE SEAT 6 SPECIAL EVENT FUND TO SUPPORT THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS GOLDIES SENIOR CITIZEN GROUP THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-194-2173 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE RUN-OFF ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A COUNCIL MEMBER FOR AT -LARGE SEAT 6; DECLARING THE RESULTS OF SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-195-2174 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICE (COPS) PROGRAM, IN THE AMOUNT OF Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, j 2014 ONE MILLION, THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,375,000.00); AUTHORIZING A MATCH IN CITY FUNDS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,800,000.00), OVER A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-196-2175 K-5) 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 AND WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA FOR HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-197-2176 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-NINE THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY- SEVEN DOLLARS ($749,467.00), TO BE UTILIZED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 SECOND CHANCE ACT TWO-PHASE JUVENILE REENTRY PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) _ .. DJ VA 10rNMEK1100 12 NON PAITAX .. I p9l. I arm I rillplow VMu MSG I ki lorml . . t., .. _ • Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, ] 2014 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-198-2177 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING BIDS FOR DEMOLITION SERVICES TO CHIN DIESEL, INC., PARAGON CONSTRUCTION UNLIMITED, INC., THE BG GROUP, LLC, MIAMI WRECKING CO., AND DEMOLITION MASTERS, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-199-2178 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO PATTERSON POPE FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF HIGH DENSITY SHELVING AND STORAGE UNITS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED ONE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED EIGHTEEN DOLLARS AND THIRTEEN CENTS ($101,218.13), IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE OF FLORIDA CONTRACT NO. 420-420-10-1; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-200-2179 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT WITH AVMED, INC.; SELECTING OPTION NUMBER 2; 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. 2014-201-2180 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF CONTRACTS WITH MAROONE FORD/AUTO NATION OF MIAMI, AUTONATION FORD MIAMI, AUTONATION CHEVROLET DORAL, AUTONATION CHEVROLET CORAL GABLES, AUTONATION CHEVROLET FORT LAUDERDALE, AUTONATION CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM PEMBROKE PINES, AUTONATION FORD FORT LAUDERDALE, Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 12014 AUTONATION CHEVROLET PEMBROKE PINES, TP INVESTMENT GROUP LLC DBA KENWORTH OF SOUTH FLORIDA, AND SOUTHERN SEWER EQUIPMENT SALES FOR ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER PARTS AND SERVICE REPAIRS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $260,000; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-202-2181 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 AMENDMENT NO.3 TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS ("ATS"), A COPY 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 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-203-2182 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST THAT CERTAIN LIQUIDATION AGREEMENT WITH SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A;" AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE CERTAIN CHANGE ORDERS IN ORDER TO RESOLVE ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES BY SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC. AGAINST THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-204-2183 K-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DECLARING THE CITY'S OFFICIAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE ITSELF FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THE OBLIGATIONS FOR CERTAIN CAPITAL EXPENDITURES MADE AND TO BE MADE BY THE CITY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION OF LAND, IMPROVEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN INCIDENTAL ACTIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-205-2184 K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A JOINT LITIGATION AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS ("ATS") FOR THE DEFENSE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS BASED ON THE RULING IN CITY OF HOLLYWOOD V. AREM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-206-2185 K-16) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE HOOP PHI HOOP BASKETBALL LEAGUE TO JOIN THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (A.A.U.) A TRAVELING BASKETBALL LEAGUE; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS (5,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 9 Film . �kw Id,,.. .• Imp Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12,12014 RESOLUTION NO. 2014-207-2186 L-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO PUBLIC RISK INSURANCE FOR AGENT OF RECORD/INSURANCE BROKER SERVICES FOR ENTERPRISE RISK AND LIABILITY; AWARDING A BID TO WELLS FARGO INSURANCE FOR AGENT OF RECORDANSURANCE BROKER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AGREEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to amend the resolution to reflect the following: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO PUBLIC RISK INSURANCE FOR AGENT OF RECORD/INSURANCE BROKER SERVICES FOR ENTERPRISE RISK AND LIABILITY; AWARDING A BID TO WELLS FARGO INSURANCE FOR AGENT OF RECORDANSURANCE BROKER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AGREEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. There being no discussion, the motion to amend/adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. L-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE 2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN; APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Mayor Gilbert expressed concern with the way the Commission For Women operates. Last year there three or four competing events between this advisory committee and council member during similar events. He said this advisory committee should be encouraged to work Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 with council members. Councilwoman Odom said this was discussed previously and opined something should be done to address this issue. Clerk Taylor asked that the item be deferred to the next City Council meeting to provide the Chair an opportunity to come before the Council. She stated that she would also inform the committee of the Council's concern. Mayor Gilbert opined we have to do a better job working together on the various events being hosted by the Council and advisory committees. Councilwoman Davis shared that she was contacted by the Chair who expressed an interested in partnering with some of her scheduled events. Councilman Williams suggested having the committees submit a calendar of events prior to approval. Councilman Harris suggested a master calendar for all events. Mayor Gilbert opined there is also a fiscal impact to doing these events. He suggested having the committee work through a council member. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to defer this item to the next City Council meeting. There being no discussion, the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-208-2187 L-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RESCHEDULING THE DECEMBER 10, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO DECEMBER 9, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Mayor Gilbert explained he had asked the Clerk to prepare this item because of the first Police Cadet graduation, which consist largely of Miami Gardens' residents. The graduation will take place, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, which is the same day as the scheduled City Council meeting. Councilman Williams reminded everyone that the Science and Engineering Fair Awards Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 11 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 12014 Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to amend the resolution to change the date to Thursday, December 11, 2014. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY MT. HERMON A.M.E. CHURCH OF OPA- LOCKA, FOR REZONING OF PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT N.W. 178 STREET AND N.W. 25 AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-1, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Shellie Ransom -Jackson, Building Official/Code Compliance Director appeared before the City Council to explain the Quasi -Judicial Proceedings and the process used. City Clerk Taylor administered the oath those individuals participating in this Quasi - Judicial Proceeding. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Reverend Paul Rivers appeared before the City Council to solicit support of this item. He recounted the history of the residential zoning originally granted by Miami -Dade County. Currently Mt. Hermon's zoning is considered by Miami Gardens to be of non -conforming use. In addition, due to the current zoning Mt. Hermon's ability to expand is limited. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7- 0vote. Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 12 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12, 1 2014 Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING(PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEYICITY CLERK None (P) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Ighodaro thanked everyone for their support during his campaign for election. He said a swearing in ceremony will take place here at City Hall. Councilman Williams announced the Science and Engineering Fair for Elementary Schools will be held December 8th, at St. Thomas University. Councilwoman Davis announced the 3 Annual Diabetes Awareness event will take place Sunday, November 16th from 3:00-7:OOPM, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. This is a free event. Councilwoman Odom wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. She further announced that December Is' is World AIDS Day. The event will take place December 1St, at St. Thomas University from 10:OOAM to 2:OOPM. She emphasized the importance of attending this free event to get the pertinent information. Councilman Williams acknowledged Jessie Trice Health Center for the outstanding health care service being provided to the community. Councilman Harris announced that he will be co -hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner, with Love Fellowship Church, 2045 West Bunche Park Drive, Saturday, November 22" d, at 5:00 p.m. Mayor Gilbert announced Jazz in the Gardens tickets will go on sale this coming Friday, (November 14, 2014). There will be a radio announcement on the line-up for this event. He said he would be making the announcement about the Jazz in the Gardens line-up on HOT 105 at 5:00 p.m. This year's event also marks the tenth anniversary of Jazz in the Gardens. He further announced, Monday, November 17, 2014, an Open Mic event will take place at the Community Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 13 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - NOV. 12,12014 Center. At last month's karaoke event, the City Manager, City Attorney and Building Official performed. Mayor Gilbert shared that Vice Mayor Robinson had a great Meet Me Monday meeting this past week. North Miami Beach was present to talk about water services. He placed emphasis on the importance of voting, which provides leverage as it relates to issues affecting Miami Gardens on the local, state and federal levels. (Q) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (R) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this B y and upon a motion being duly made, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Attest: onetta Taylor, MMC ity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes - November 12, 2014 Page 14