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12.09.2015 - City Council MinutesDRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES DECEMBER 9, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, December 9, 2015, beginning at 7:OOPM, in the City Hall, Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27thAvenue, 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, Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, David Williams Jr., and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes — November 10, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Vice Mayor Robinson pulled Items K-3 and K-5, from the Consent Agenda. Councilwoman Odom pulled Item K-2, from the Consent Agenda. Councilman Ighodaro pulled Item K-7, from the Consent Agenda. Manager Benson pulled Item K-12, from the Consent Agenda. The following items were added to the official agenda as Item K-13 and L-1, respectively: K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE PETER LONDON GLOBAL DANCE COMPANY'S (PLGDC) UPCOMING PERFORMANCE "DANCING UNDER THE MISTLETOE"; AUTHORING A SPONSORSHIP IN THE AMOUNT ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN AND FIFTY CENTS ($1,487.50) FROM THE December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 1 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DECEMBER 9, 12015 CITY MANAGER'S SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT FOR "MAJORCA ESTATES", SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC., FOR THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 208' STREET AND NW 9TH COURT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert moved Items M-2 and M-3, forward on the agenda to be heard after Special Presentations. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Williams to approve the Official Agenda, with the changes/additions/deletions/amendments. There being no further discussion, this motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Vice Mayor Robinson — Amerigroup Cheretha Ferguson appeared before the City Council representing the Amerigroup. She presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Global Teen Solutions for their work with the City of Miami Gardens' Afterschool Program. She further thanked Vice Mayor Robinson's for her partnership with Global Teen Solutions. Certificates of Appreciation were to give to each Council member for their support. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Robert L. Brown, 20394 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with Coconut Cay. He asked why was City staff signing off on the various projects when there were issues with the project, especially with flooding. He opined that someone did not do their job. Mayor Gilbert in response to Mr. Brown's concerns shared that Miami -Dade County approved the plans for the Coconut Cay project. He shared that he is open to meet with Mr. Brown. He asked the City Attorney to be prepared to provide a briefing on the CDC. Mr. Brown asked why was the city still signing off on this particular developer's projects. Tanya James, Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee Chair appeared before the City Council to report on the activities of the Committee. She thanked Mayor Gilbert, Councilman Williams, Councilwoman Odom, Chief Antonio Brooklen and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor for attending the Senior Holiday Party. Marlene Arribas, 20630 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 2 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 City Council to congratulate Councilwoman Davis for spearheading the Wine and Food Experience Event. She shared this was a wonderful event and many of the people that did not attend the event are sorry they did not attend. She opined this event and Jazz in the Gardens really shows the other side of Miami Gardens. She conveyed hopes that this event is continued. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with D.R. Horton, the developer of Coconut Cay, and the flooding in her neighborhood. She requested that the City Council not approve Item L-1 (the final plat for "Majorca Estates", submitted by D.R. Horton, Inc.). She stated that D.R. Horton has not addressed the flooding problems in Coconut Cay. Lonnie Lawrence, 831 NW 207th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank them for the all the things they are doing to bring awareness to the City. He shared that he'd once mentioned to the City Manager that Miami Gardens should be a destination spot. He shared that he missed the Wine and Food Experience because of the NOBLE Gala was scheduled at the same time. He encouraged the Council to continue doing what it is doing because of the positivity events such as Jazz in the Gardens and the Wine and Food Experience brings to the City. He made reference to the Science and Engineering event sponsored annually by Councilman Williams and shared that type of positive activity is not reported on the 10:00 PM news. Elizabeth Garcia, 5451 NW 169th Terrace, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of the Wine and Food Experience event. She shared that she has lived in this area for over 27 years. She opined the 2015 Wine and Food Experience sponsored by Councilwoman Davis was a phenomenal event. She further shared that she was a vendor at the event and many of her clients came out in support. Roosevelt Murray, 1420 NW 192nd Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition to bringing more churches into the community. Mary C. Reeves, 1521 NW 168th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concerns with her neighborhood. She said safety in the community should be a high priority. She stated that she wanted to get involve with the City but did not know where to start. Mayor Gilbert advised Ms. Reeves that the Police Department and Code Compliance would speak with her about her concerns. Mykita Cherry Prime, 3101 NW 171 St Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council as the Chair of the Progressive Young Adult Advisory Committee. She recounted the original Committee was dissolved a few years back. She applauded the Mayor and Council members for reinstating the Committee. She shared that the Committee would be hosting a Voter Registration Drive during the month of January at Florida Memorial, St. Thomas Universities and Job Corp. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 3 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 Deen Tyler, 20820 NW 25th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the City Attorney for her response as it related to the LeVar Hall item. He asked for clarification on the 60 Million Dollars Bond funds when Mayor Gilbert has stated that the funds were moved to One United Bank. He asked whether the entire 60 Million Dollars was placed with this financial institution. He further stated that he was opposed to the Shot Spotter Program. Bentley Francis, 1545 NW 183`d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to convey appreciation to the City Council and commended the police department for doing a good job. Chef Troy Tingling, 3329 NW 201" Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and shared that he grew up in this community. He later moved to New York where he acquired the much needed skills to become a success. Subsequently he returned home to Miami Gardens. He thanked Councilwoman Davis for allowing him to be a part of the Wine and Food Experience. He shared that he has some ideas, which he would like to explore to help young people in this area. (H) ORDINANCES) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2015-16-346 1-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 22 OF THE MIAMI GARDENS CODE OF ' ORDINANCES ENTITLED "TAXATION," BY CREATING ARTICLE VII, TO BE ENTITLED "HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR LOW-INCOME SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS"; PROVIDING FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN LOW-INCOME QUALIFYING SENIOR CITIZENS WHO ARE LONG-TERM RESIDENTS TO BE APPLIED TO MILLAGE RATES LEVIED BY THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; REQUIRING A MAJORITY PLUS ONE VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; 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 MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) (1St Reading — November 10, 2015) Vice Mayor Robinson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 4 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Ighodaro to adopt this item. At the conclusion of this 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 Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes After the vote Vice Mayor Robinson relinquished the gavel to Mayor Gilbert. (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-189-2386 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 93 ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO REQUIRE SPECIFIC INFORMATION IN THEIR POLICES AND PROCEDURES THAT AUTHORIZE USAGE OF BODY CAMERA; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-192-2389 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8-13,2016, AS FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-194-2891 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REAPPOINTING JEFF CAZEAU AS LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE UNSAFE STRUCTURES BOARD FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TEAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 5 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-196-2893 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 SUB -RECIPIENT AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF FUNDING FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE EDWARD BYRNE GRANT, IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE DOLLARS ($10,651.00) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS; 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. 2015-197-2894 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING A GRANT OF UP TO FORTY THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS ($40,128.00) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A;" PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-198-2895 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 AGREEMENT WITH SST, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF GUNFIRE LOCATION, ALERT AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR THE EXISTING 4.5 SQUARE MILE COVERAGE AREA IN THE CITY, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($540,000.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL COVERAGE AREAS WITHIN THE CITY MANAGER'S PURCHASING AUTHORITY; AUTHORIZING THE PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 6 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-199-2896 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO EXECUTE DEEDS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS OF CONVEYANCE, AFFIDAVITS, CLOSING STATEMENTS, CORRECTIVE INSTRUMENTS AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO EFFECTUATE THE SALE AND CONVEYANCE OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-200-2897 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE AMENDED BOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DETAILING SPECIFIC PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED AT VARIOUS PARK SITES AND CRIME PREVENTION EQUIPMENT TO BE PURCHASED AND INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE BOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-201-2898 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE PETER LONDON GLOBAL DANCE COMPANY'S (PLGDC) UPCOMING PERFORMANCE "DANCING UNDER THE MISTLETOE"; AUTHORING A SPONSORSHIP IN THE AMOUNT ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN AND FIFTY CENTS ($1,487.50) FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) 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. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 7 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 (L) RESOLUTION(S RESOLUTION NO. 2015-190-2387 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 625 REQUIRING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ESTABLISH A SUCCESS CENTER FOR STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE AN OUT-OF- SCHOOL SUSPENSION; PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS CENTERS AND FOR TEACHERS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO SUCCESS CENTERS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) Councilwoman Odom inquired whether this item supports the School Board establishment of Success Centers for students. Councilwoman Davis explained this item supports HB 625, which would require school districts to establish success centers. Councilwoman Odom asked whether the success centers would be set up in districts. Vice Mayor Robinson shared Success Centers are up and running and are set up in districts. There are two Success Centers in Miami Gardens: 1) Parkway Middle School and 2) Andover. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. =1 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-191-2388 l.aaa aa.aa Baa aiW il.AJ, 1 LVl�1LA Lli\i�.i MANAGER TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARV FOR T14E C -IT -V TO 140ST T14 7�,. 1��i7l��7�YTCE�fTRTCTLI�� iii\T E�Yh" 1N T -14E FALLn'-OF2v16,CLUDING T-14 HIRING OF NECESSARY PROFESSIONA A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI CARD NC_ ANNUAL "MIAMI GARDENS WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE" IN THE FALL OF 2016 PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) Vice Mayor Robinson said the Wine and Food Experience event was great. She opined December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 8 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 we might be moving prematurely. She said she had spoken with the city manager about the cost of the event. She suggested holding off on this until the Council knows whether this is something that can actually be fitted into the budget. Mayor Gilbert opined that Vice Mayor Robinson has a very good point. Vice Mayor Robinson further shared from her understanding with the city manager everything has not been reconciled. She said she would feel more comfortable voting for this item after she has seen some numbers. Councilwoman Davis said she sponsored this event because she wanted to do something different. She said the City has Jazz in the Gardens, which is a signature event. Now the City has another signature event, which received so much positive reviews that it was compared to Art Basel. She stated that she did not see a reason why the Council needs to stop the momentum. Vice Mayor Robinson conveyed belief that this is a really great event. She said she needed to see the numbers because money does matter. Mayor Gilbert noted there is a revised item, which puts the event in FY 2016-17 budget. He opined it is important to get the numbers so that there is a clear financial picture of the event. He said when we consider the budget we will have another opportunity to actually vote on this item. Councilwoman Odom stated that she too would like to see the preliminary figures for this event. Craig Clay, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council and shared that as it stands right now the City underwrote approximately $130,000.00. Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 5-2 voice vote. Vice Mayor Robinson and Councilwoman Odom cast the dissenting votes. K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE LAUNCH OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS "GRIO" RADIO STATION WITH LIVE 365; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE MIAMI GARDENS "GRID" RADIO STATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Motion offered by Councilwoman Odom, seconded by Mayor Gilbert to adopt this item. Vice Mayor Robinson opined that the City did not have the staff to man a radio station at this time. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 9 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 12015 Councilwoman Odom asked whether this was an AM or FM station. Mayor Gilbert said this radio station is on the internet. Councilwoman Odom said her concern is how would this radio station actually benefit the city as a whole. Councilman Ighodaro said from the feedback he has been receiving from his Uni'Tea Events residents are wanting information. The cost is a fixed cost. Councilman Williams commented this would be a free internet radio station. Vice Mayor Robinson reiterated that it will take city staff to maintain this radio station. She also expressed concern with the regulation of advertisement. Mayor Gilbert opined having several forms of communication is a good idea. He said the item has to be something that directs the city manager to draft applicable policy for this type of service. He said he did not like the idea of Councilman Ighodaro paying for the monthly maintenance. At the conclusion of this discussion, motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to defer this item to the January 13, 2016, City Council meeting, at which time applicable guidelines would be provided. There being no further discussion, the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-195-2892 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 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WORK SQUAD NO. 4 FOR PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES, IN THE AMOUNT OF NINETY-NINE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED NINETY-ONE DOLLARS ($99,691.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE FUTURE RENEWAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Ighodaro said he had pulled this item because he did not approve of utilizing inmates when there are so many residents seeking employment. He further expressed concern that this in his opinion was slave labor. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 10 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director appeared before the City Council to expound on this program. The inmates participating in this program are all volunteers and receive no special consideration for their services. This program also saves the city money. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve this item. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-200-2897 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE AMENDED BOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DETAILING SPECIFIC PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED AT VARIOUS PARK SITES AND CRIME PREVENTION EQUIPMENT TO BE PURCHASED AND INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE BOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson provided the Council with an amended as follows: Bennet Lifter Park — evaluate the expansion of existing recreation building; Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex — Replace gymnasium flooring, renovate gymnasium and other interior areas; Delete St. Thomas University; Include Shotspotter. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item with the amended Plan. vote. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice RESOLUTION NO. 2015-202-2899 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT FOR "MAJORCA ESTATES", SUBMITTED BY D.R. HORTON, INC., FOR THE PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 208TH STREET AND NW 9TH COURT, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson said all issues have been addressed in the declaration. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 11 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DECEMBER 9, 2015 Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Shellie Ransom Jackson, Director of Development Services appeared before the City Council to outline the proceeding for this Quasi -Judicial Hearing. Clerk Taylor sworn in all parties participating in this Quasi -Judicial Hearing. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 34-287 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO ADD SECTION 32 TO PERMIT AND REGULATE MOBILE FOOD CARTS IN THE PCD DISTRICT AS OUTLINED ON EXHIBIT "A"; 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 ERHABOR IGHODARO) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing was closed. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. Councilman Ighodaro shared he'd sponsored this item at the request of a resident. He opined it is about free enterprise and the opportunity to make a living. Staff has been unsuccessful in contacting this individual about this hearing therefore he is requesting a deferral of the item until the January 13th City Council meeting. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to defer this item until the January 13, 2016, City Council meeting. vote. There being no discussion the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous voice M-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY SPIRIT OF CHRIST CENTER & MINISTRIES, December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 12 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 INC. FOR THE REZONING OF THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1455 NW 183 STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, FROM AU, AGRICULTURE 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) Pastor Cecil Lamb, the applicant of this request appeared before the City Council to solicit support of the rezoning application. The rezoning would bring the property into compliance with the City's Land Development Code. This rezoning would facilitate the expansion of the church, which would include various services and resources to enhance the quality of life for residents, such as a Men's Ministry. 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 Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. Councilwoman Davis asked Pastor Lamb to expound on the Men's Ministry initiative. Pastor Lamb in response to Councilwoman Davis shared that seventy (70%) percent of our homes are run by females. There is a lack of male leadership. The Men's Ministry will help to develop the men's character. Councilman Williams said this request is to rezone from Agriculture to Neighborhood Commercial and asked whether there would be a future need for Agriculture in this area. Ms. Ransom Jackson in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said, "No". Pastor Lamb thanked Elbert Waters for his assistance with this project. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes M-3) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 13 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DECEMBER 9, 12015 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY NEW WAY FELLOWSHIP PRAISE & WORSHIP CHURCH, INC., FOR THE REZONING OF THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED AT NW 167TH STREET AND NW 22ND AVENUE , MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, FROM PLANNED CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT TO R-1, SINGLE FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. The Consultant for this application appeared before the City Council to solicit support of the rezoning application. The request is to rezoning from Planned Corridor Development to R-1, Single Family. This would accommodate 71 single family homes on 14 acres of property. Flora Johnson, 1910 NW 163rd Street Road, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with this request as it relates to Miami Gardens' residents. Prior developments have become Section 8 Housing, which does not provide a benefit for the working class citizens of this community. She further expressed concerned that the elderly population is being forced out of the community because they can no longer afford to live in their homes. There are no affordable elderly housing options for Miami Gardens' seniors. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing was closed. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this item on first reading. Councilwoman Odom asked about the square footage of the proposed single family homes. The Consultant in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said between 1,400 and 1,700 square feet. The price is also market driven. Councilman Williams inquired about whether a traffic study was conducted. Elbert Waters, City Zoning Consultant appeared before the City Council to clarify that the only thing that is being requested right now is a zoning change. Once the zoning change has been approved, the developer would be putting together a development plan for the City's Development Review Committee for review. At that particular time all items including the site plan will be reviewed. Mayor Gilbert clarified that the site plan review will not come before the Council for December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 14 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 91, 1 2015 review. Mr. Waters further shared that the City has a very good Land Development Regulation program, with strict criteria in place. Mayor Gilbert asked whether there is a mandate that the properties would be owner occupied. Ms. Ransom Jackson in response to Mayor Gilbert's inquiry said there is no mandate that the properties be owner occupied. She said a Declaration of Restrictions would have to be agreed upon. Mayor Gilbert shared that he might be the only person on the dais who actually voted against this rezoning the last time. He shared that he would be supporting this application this time. He explained the last time the development translated into apartments, which were thought to become low income. At that time the developer was told that they needed to bring the City a development that was for single family homes that would be owner occupied. This will also put this property back on the tax roll. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (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) Miami Gardens Police Department Quarterly Report P-2) City Manager's Quarterly Report (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman William thanked staff for their support during the Science and Engineering event. He inquired about the status of getting additional staff for the City Council. December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 15 DRAFT CITY COUNCIL MINUTES -DECEMBER 9, 1 2015 Manager Benson in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said he would look into this during the mid -year budget adjustment in June. Councilwoman Davis announced that her toy give away would take place, Saturday, December 13th. She further wished everyone happy holidays. Councilman Harris invited everyone out to the Food Truck Invasion, third Friday of this month. He too, wished everyone happy holidays. Mayor Gilbert encouraged everyone to come out to the Food Truck Invasion where Karaoke Night would take place. He also wished everyone happy holidays. (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 made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Attest: /,4t� J4,41-1 Ronetta Taylor, M , City Clerk _r" Oliver Gilbert, Mayor December 9, 2015, City Council Minutes Page 16