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09.09.2015 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens met in regular session, Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 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, 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 —July 22, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve 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) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda as presented. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Mayor Gilbert — Proclamation "Feeding South Florida" in recognition of Hunger Action Month Mayor Gilbert presented a Proclamation to Feeding South Florida in recognition of Hunger Action Month, and the important service this organization provided to Miami Gardens Residents. Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 1 Ted Hutchinson, Government Affairs — Feeding South Florida, appeared before the City Council to receive the Proclamation. F-2) Vice Mayor Robinson — Beauty Schools of America Vice Mayor Robinson shared that Beauty Schools of America for the past four (4) years has actively participated in community events providing free haircuts at the back to school event. F-3) Councilman David Williams Jr. — Laws of Health Empowerment Summit Councilman Williams presented a proclamation to four (4) individuals for their outstanding community service: Bertha Campbell, Avery Bright, Linda Lott and Thamara Labrousse. F-4) City Manager Cameron Benson — Rolling Crest Lakes Summer Program Participants Claudelle Joseph, City of Miami Gardens Public Works Keep Miami Gardens Beautiful Coordinator appeared before the City Council and shared that a few months prior Rolling Crest Lake through a collaborate effort provided funding for a Youth Summer Program. The city reached out and partnered with the Greater Miami Service Corp. Through that partnership youth from Rolling Oaks, Crestview and Lake Lucerne were hired for a six week period. She credit Ms. Pace, the supervisor with the overall success of the program. Mayor Gilbert acknowledged the Rolling Crest Lake representatives for their outstanding contribution towards this initiative. The Executive Director of the Greater Miami Service Corp, presented each participant with a Certificate of Completion. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Basil Hibbert, 1510 NW 176th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with Scott Park. He said the children playing on the park on the weekends cannot use the restrooms. He further expressed concern with the garbage pickup. Mayor Gilbert directed Mr. Hibbert to speak with the City's Parks and Recreation Director, Parvin Neloms with regards to his concern about the parks. He further advised Mr. Hibbert that his concerns relating to the garbage pickup scheduled should be addressed at the Miami -Dade County level or County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's office. Kenneth Jordan, 3760 NW 204th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his concerns about the parks. He shared that he had met with Mr. Neloms about the parks. Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Jordan that he would meet with him about his concerns. Reverend Nettie Davis, 17530 NW 27' Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, a representative Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 2 of God's Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries appeared before the City Council to invite everyone out to National HIV/AIDS Aging Awareness Day, Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Tabitha Cale, 4500 Biscayne Boulevard, Audubon Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of Item H-1 "Bird Sanctuary Ordinance". Ruth A. Thompson, 18805 NW 19`h Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with neighbors not maintaining their property, which is making the neighborhood look bad. She further shared that her husband worked as a School Crossing Guard with the City of Miami Gardens; however he got sick and had to quite. He later filled out another application and is waiting to be rehired. She opined if any should have a job it should be her husband instead of people from all around who do not live here. Mayor Gilbert informed Ms. Thompson that Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson would assist with the code enforcement issue. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE IX ENTITLED "ANIMALS" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO DESIGNATE A BIRD SANCTUARY WITHIN THE CITY'S CORPORATE BOUNDARIES; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; 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 DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. Mayor Gilbert asked if the whole city is a bird sanctuary how would this affect development. He said the Betty T. Ferguson Community Center cannot be expanded because of the owls, which is a protected species living on that site. He said he needed to know the answer to this question before the next meeting. Councilman Williams said the protected species for the owls is a federal mandate. The ordinance before the Council provides a tool by which the police department can use to stop certain activities within the city. T There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 3 Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes H-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 34-288(1)(3) "USES PERMITTED WITH EXTRA REQUIREMENTS" TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL MAY IMPOSE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ON ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CLUBS; 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 III) Mayor Gilbert passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Robinson before sharing his rationale for sponsoring this item. He said this item makes sure those establishments have a comprehensive security plan in place at all times. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Mayor Gilbert to adopt this item on first reading. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt on first reading 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 H-3) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 14-1 OF THE CODE ADDING SUBSECTION (d) TO PROVIDE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR THE POSSESSION OF CANNABIS (MARIJUANA) FOR AMOUNTS UNDER 20 GRAMS AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; SETTING; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 4 AND ENFORCEMENT; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson explained this ordinance gives the officer an opportunity to either arrest or send an individual to the diversion program. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item on first reading. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes H-4) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY CODE BY CREATING ARTICLE XI. "MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS," IN CHAPTER 6, "BUSINESSES", PROVIDING ADDITIONAL OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS, PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES, 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 COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item on first reading. Councilwoman Davis shared that she along with Vice Mayor Robinson were asked to serve on the Human Trafficking Committee. She opined it is important to have the proper regulations and resources in place to combat this crime. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Odom: Yes Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 5 Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes H-5) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE IX, DIVISION 4 (PREFERENTIAL PURCHASING) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson explained this ordinance would enhance the purchasing process for our local businesses. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt 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 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) Councilman Williams declared a conflict and explained that he serves as Chairman of the Board for one of the sub -recipients on the agenda for consideration. He left the City Council Chambers at this point. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-134-2331 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING AMENDMENTS TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ACTION PLANS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2010 THROUGH 2015, AS Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 6 OUTLINED IN EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Laurin Yoder, Community Development Services Director appeared before the City Council to explain the logistics of this item. 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 Odom to adopt this item. Councilman Ighodaro stated that he had comments for Items J-1 through J-8. He opined that it is encouraging to be able to give funds to an institution that helps with the eradication of hunger in this community. He shared that he had an opportunity to see firsthand the operation of the food distribution program in Miami Gardens. Mayor Gilbert clarified Item J-1 focuses on the CDBG Plan, not the allocation of dollars. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. J-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($9,000.00) TO CARRFOUR SUPPORTING HOUSING, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) Laurin Yoder, Community Development Director appeared before the City Council to outline the request for proposal process for funding through CDBG. This year there was a total of $150,096.00, which is the maximum amount allowed by the Community Development Block Grant. Councilman Ighodaro said the issue for him is the level of expectation because of what the Council has allowed to happen over the years in terms of the meals on wheels program. He Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 7 expressed concern with the cutting of funding for this program. He said there is a real need for this service in Miami Gardens. He said the program has been cut from $120,000 to $60,000. He conveyed understanding of the need to follow the law however, not at the expense of our elderly residents. He shared that one out of every four Americans are food deprived in spite of what you hear and read in the media. He opined it is important to take care of our own. He reiterated that he witnessed firsthand the need for this program. He suggested reallocating funding or finding money in the General Fund. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. Julio Rodriguez, Assistant Director for Sunshine For All, Inc., along with several Miami Gardens residents appeared before the City Council to share their experience with Sunshine For All Meals on Wheels Program, and the need to continue this vital service. Mr. Rodriguez asked the Council to consider the reallocation of funding for Sunshine For All, Inc. from the current recommendation of $60,000 - $80,000. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Mayor Gilbert commented, increase this particular funding would decrease funding for the other entities. He recounted the Council has directed staff for the past two years to include new organizations. That was a directive from the Council. This funding is allocation from the federal government therefore the Council cannot change the dollar amounts. Adding new organizations is going to necessitate the reduction amounts for the current organizations. Councilwoman Davis asked about the waiting list and how many people were being serviced. Mr. Rodriguez in response to Councilwoman Davis' inquiry stated that currently there are 54 residents being serviced. Councilwoman Davis asked whether other individuals outside of Miami Gardens were being serviced. Mr. Rodriguez in response to Councilwoman Davis' inquiry replied, "Yes, funds are also received from the City of Miami to benefit those residents." Councilwoman Odom asked whether additional residents were serviced with the additional $10,000.00 that Sunshine For All, Inc., received last year. Mr. Rodriguez in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said in previous years there has not been a decrease in the number of individuals serviced. Councilwoman Odom asked whether the number of residents being serviced will be decreased with the current allocation. Mr. Rodriguez said that number would be reduced by sixteen (16). Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 8 Manager Benson said based on the Council's discussion staff put together some funding alternatives. Craig Clay, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to expound on the spreadsheet provided to the Council. He said this is a variation of proposed funding provided in the agenda package. This would allow funding to Sunshine For All, Inc., in the amount of $70,000.00, while funding the other existing organization at the same level as last year. Councilman Ighodaro emphasized the importance of funding Sunshine For All, Inc., at the $80,000.00, level. Mr. Clay further shared that as part of the proposal each entity was required to submit a line item budget. Staff has gone over this particular organization's budget extensively. There are certain parts of that budget that staff would be willing to sit down with the organization to figure out how to reduce certain cost in that line item budget (administrative cost). This particular organization submitted a request for $100,000.00. Sixty-nine thousand dollars of that request is related to food delivery, preparation and food costs. The remainder of approximately $31,000 is related to administrative cost. Mayor Gilbert said if the desire is to take funding from the new group, the Council can entertain a motion to do that. Councilman Ighodaro said he was not in agreement with taking funds from the established groups. He said he was not asking to take away funding from any of the groups, but rather to make whole Sunshine For All, Inc., so that our residents will not be in a hardship. He said this is about the people that you are going to take food from. Mayor Gilbert clarified no one is taking food away from people. He stated for the record it is not staff that establishes expectations it is this Council by providing funding. Please note after discussion on the above item, a blanket motion was offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to defer items J -2, through J-9. The motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Williams was not present when this vote was taken. J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS ($17,600.00) TO JPM CENTRE AT MIAMI GARDENS DRIVE, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 9 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) J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($15,000.00) TO KRISTI HOUSE, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) J-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($12,000.00) TO MT. PISGAH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) J-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($10,500.00) TO NORTH DADE YOUTH & FAMILY COALITION (NDYFC); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 10 J-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) TO PROSPERITY SOCIAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC., (PSCDG); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) J-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($60,000.00) TO SUNSHINE FOR ALL, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) J-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTEEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY-SIX DOLLARS ($15,996.00) TO SWITCHBOARD OF MIAMI INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, 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) (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-136-2333, K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 11 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONDEMNING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC'S IMPENDING MASS DEPORTATION OF DOMINICANS OF HAITIAN DESCENT; URGING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO COMPLY WITH INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS, AND HALT ALL IMPENDING DEPORTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT III) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-137-2334 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF FUNDS FOR FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT FOR COUNCILMAN HARRIS' FOOD TRUCK INVASION EVENT FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-138-2335 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 2015 AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND IMPLEMENTING PINK MONTH EVENTS; AUTHORIZING AN ALLOCATION OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND UPON APPROVAL OF THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-139-2336 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CANCELING THE NOVEMBER 25, 2015, AND DECEMBER 23, 2015, CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-140-2337 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RESCHEDULING THE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 TO TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 12 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-131-2338 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO COOPER - GENERAL CORPORATION, FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH SYSTEM IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND EIGHTY CENTS ($129,827.80), 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 Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S): None 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 None (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked Tom Ruiz and the Public Works staff for all of the work they have done in the community over the past couple of months. Councilwoman Davis thanked all the seniors for coming out to Sharpe Towers in celebration of National Senior Citizens Day. Over 500 seniors received fresh fruit and Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 13 vegetables through Farm Share. A hot meal was also provided. Councilwoman Odom reiterated early comments made by Reverend Davis regarding removing the stigma about HIV/AIDS. She invited everyone to come out to this worthwhile event, Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Councilman Harris announced that a Peace Rally is scheduled for September 11th at Bunche Park from 4:00 -8:00 PM. In addition the Food Truck Invasion will take place, Friday September 18th at Rolling Oaks Park from 5:30 PM — 9:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. A free movie will also be shown. Vice Mayor Robinson announced October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Paint the City Pink is comprised of several different events to make sure awareness is brought to the people of Miami Gardens. The month will start off with a "Walk" on October 3ra Mayor Gilbert shared, this year the City has had an alarming number of vehicular homicides. He opined this is altogether preventative. People can stop at stop signs, traffic lights, stop speeding, and texting. He asked drivers to slow down and pay attention. He further discouraged the purchasing of off-road vehicles for youth. He asked everyone to spread the word about being more careful on the streets. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:26 PM. Attest: Gx� e� Ronetta Taylor, MM ity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes September 9, 2015 Page 14 Oliver Gilbert, Mayor