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09.23.2015 - City Council Minutes (2)REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, September 23, 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 Oliver Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes —September 9, 2015 D-2) Special City Council Minutes — September 8, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt both sets of minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Item K-6 was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilman Ighodaro The following items were added to the official agenda as: Item K-8) "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER TO PURSUE PARTNERSHIPS TO REVIVE THE "ORANGE BLOSSOM CLASSIC" AND TO BRING IT TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 1 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 23 1 2015 Item K-9 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH FLORIDA STADIUM LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY, D/B/A SUN LIFE STADIUM TO USE THE PREMISES LOCATED AT BETTY T. FERGUSON CENTER TO PARK CARS IN CONNECTION WITH 2015 STADIUM EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Item K-10 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REQUESTING THAT THE MIAMI-DADE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO STRIKE SECTION 9.6 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Item L-3 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO MOVE THE PROCEEDS OF THE SIXTY MILLION DOLLAR BOND FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS AND CRIME PREVENTION, FROM WELLS FARGO, AND TO INVEST THEM WITH ANOTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the official Agenda with the necessary additions. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis — CMG Wine & Food Experience Event Tangela Cummings, Consultant for the CMG Wine & Food Experience Event appeared before the City Council to talk about this fabulous affair, which is also another signature event coming to the City of Miami Gardens. This will be an evening of fine wines, good food, live entertainment, good music, old school funk and smooth jazz. The VIP Experience is a small plate dinner of gourmet bites, a selected wine tasting from some of the top brands throughout this nation, and entertainment from some of the top local bands in South Florida. In addition, there will be wine and food tasting in the courtyard area. For the first time in the City of Miami Gardens there will be a Master Chefs cook off. This will include some of South Florida's top chefs. Soon the celebrity guest will be announced. Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 2 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 F-2) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom — North Dade Youth & Family Services. Rachel Taalibdeen, Executive Director of North Dade Youth & Family Services, 761 NW 163`d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to present information about the services this organization provides to the community and surrounding areas. She said her organization lookes forward to the proposed community development block grant funding. Since 2013, this organization has served approximately 660 youth and families that have been referred. Out of that 660, 175 families were served. She acknowledged the City of Miami Gardens Police Department for its joint effort in this regard. The North Dade Youth & Family Services works very close with Miami -Dade County Public Schools, as well as the Department of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Services. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Mary McCoy, 2341 NW 2081h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the conditions at Bennett Lifter Park. She thanked Councilwoman Davis for all that she does for the community. She further thanked Councilman Harris for stopping by the Back to School event. Councilwoman Davis was presented with flowers as a token of appreciation for her outstanding support. Almeater Parker, 20911 NW 30 Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee. She shared the Committee would like to host fund raising initiatives to assist with the cost associated with the Elder's Event scheduled in Tallahassee. The 2016 event will take place in January instead of April therefore fundraising efforts are essential to cover certain costs. The Committee is asking for the Council's permission to host a teen dance. Mayor Gilbert asked for clarification as to why the committee was coming before the Council. Clerk Taylor explained the Committee wants to sell tickets at the door. The Committee was told the only entities that could collect money at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex were not -for -profits. The Committee is here tonight to seek Council's approval to collect funds during the event. Mayor Gilbert said if this is a policy, the City Manager should take care of this matter. Brenda Harper, President of Riverview Neighborhood Crime Watch, 3266 NW 203`d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank Mayor Gilbert and the City Council for the generous donation. Some of the funds were used to restore signage as well as the adoption of a street. On September 29° 2015, from 6-8 p.m., Riverview Neighborhood Crime Watch will host its third anniversary at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Ms. Harper thanked Councilwoman Odom for her tremendous support. Mary Jenkins, 18831 NW 43`d Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the broken sidewalks in her area. She shared that she had Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 3 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 231201S spoken with Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director who'd indicated that he would take care of this matter. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2015-11-341 I-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.) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. Councilman Williams said this ordinance would give the police department the authority to address certain activities as it relates to birds. The passage of this ordinance would not hinder future economic development in the City of Miami Gardens. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2015-12-342 I-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 Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 4 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 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. 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. Mayor Gilbert explained this would allow the police department through the City Manager's office to impose additional security standards and procedures. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. At the conclusion of this 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 ORDINANCE NO. 2015-13-343 I-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 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) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 5 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 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 ORDINANCE NO. 2015-14-344 I-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) 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 Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, 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 ORDINANCE NO. 2015-15-345 I-5) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE IX, Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 6 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 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) 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 Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt 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 (.I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-143-2340 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH VERTICAL MARKETING, LLC, TO CREATE AND MANAGE AN ONLINE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS BUSINESS DIRECTORY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-144-2341 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH M.D. STEWART AND ASSOCIATES, INC., TO PROVIDE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CONSULTING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES, IN THE AMOUNT OF TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($12,000.00); PROVIDING FOR Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 7 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-145-2342 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; AUTHORIZING THE ALLOCATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-146-2343 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE NIGERIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FEST AND AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00), FOR THE AFRICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN BRAINQUEST FROM THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-147-2344 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING A RETROACTIVE EXPENDITURE IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($550.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND, FOR RENTAL FEES INCURRED AT THE JOB FAIR EVENT HELD ON MAY 21, 2015; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-148-2345 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REAPPOINTING REGINE MONESTIME, TO SERVE AS A SPECIAL MASTER FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-149-2346 K-81 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 8 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 AND CITY MANAGER TO PURSUE PARTNERSHIPS TO REVIVE THE "ORANGE BLOSSOM CLASSIC" AND TO BRING IT TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-150-2347 K-9 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH FLORIDA STADIUM LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY, D/B/A SUN LIFE STADIUM TO USE THE PREMISES LOCATED AT BETTY T. FERGUSON CENTER TO PARK CARS IN CONNECTION WITH 2015 STADIUM EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-151-2348 K-10 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REQUESTING THAT THE MIAMI-DADE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO STRIKE SECTION 9.6 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-152-2349 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 18-24, 2015 AS FLORIDA CITY GOVERNMENT WEEK AND ENCOURAGING ALL CITIZENS TO SUPPORT THE CELEBRATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) Councilman Ighodaro said he has no questions for this item. Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 9 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-153-2350 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING A FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR ($500,000.00) GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR PROCURING CRIME PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND RELATED INSTALLATION IN SUPPORT OF THE CITY'S REAL TIME CRIME CENTER; 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) Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the Council. L-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA MUNICIPAL INSURANCE TRUST (FMIT) FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION, GENERAL LIABILITY, PROPERTY/CASUALTY AND AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX DOLLARS ($1,957,526.00), FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert indicated that he wanted the proposed bidders to make presentation before the Council. A representative from Florida Municipal Insurance Trust appeared before the City Council and stated (FMIT) has serviced the City of Miami Gardens since its inception. He said he wanted the Council to consider the out of pocket cost, which is not applicable with his Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 10 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 company. Mayor Gilbert said one of the things the Council has talked about is diversity. Mark Montgomery appeared before the City Council and shared that his company worked very diligent with city staff to provide two competitive insurance quotes from FMIT and Preferred Government Insurance Trust. The current situation is that Florida Municipal Insurance Trust has been recommended by staff. Florida Municipal Insurance Trust has been afforded an opportunity to lower their price, with a two year guarantee. This reduced price was sent to staff earlier today. Councilman Williams asked whether it was customary to change the figures at the last minute. Mayor Gilbert said the figures were changes this afternoon. He commented there must be a reason for that. Craig Clay, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to expound on this matter. He said the first quoted was listed under the rider. Those quotes were changed once a lawsuit was settled. Under the FMIT quote credits were given for a drug free work safety program, a retirement program. Councilman Williams asked whether the Council had to make a decision on this item tonight. Assistant City Manager Clay in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said yes because of the fiscal year. Councilman Williams said he felt uncomfortable with the reduced quote being provided at the last minute. Councilman Ighodaro said it is encouraging to see that at least one of the proposed firms is consistent with the City's procurement policy. Mayor Gilbert said initially his concern was the diversity of the firm that represents the City. He said understanding diversity in a lot of ways helps to understand the community. He stated his preference would be to amend the item to insert Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-154-2351 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH THE PREFERRED GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE TRUST FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION, GENERAL LIABILITY, PROPERTY/CASUALTY AND Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 11 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,925,000.00), FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Ighodaro to amend the resolution to authorize a renewal of the agreement with the Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust for worker's compensation, general liability, property/casualty and automobile insurance for fiscal year 2015/2016. There being no further discussion on the amendment the motion to amend passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt this resolution passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-155-2352 L-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO MOVE THE PROCEEDS OF THE SIXTY MILLION DOLLAR BOND FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS AND CRIME PREVENTION, FROM WELLS FARGO AND TO INVEST THEM WITH ANOTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Mayor Gilbert passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Robinson before stating this is the bond item. He shared that he has been present at many meetings relating to lawsuits, which this Council has authorized the City Attorney to file against big banks that issued bad loans. Those loans placed the properties into foreclosure. Properties that go into foreclosure decrease property value. The City bore the brunt of those bad loans because property taxes had to be raised. The Council and residents wanted to improve its community by getting a 60 Million Dollar Obligation Bond. The City got the 60 Million Dollar Obligation Bond so that it could improve the parts that were created by the bad loan instruments that were issued. The City then gave one of the banks it was suing the money to invest. He said there are other investment banks out there that can do a good investment job for the city. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris and Ighodaro to adopt this item. Councilman Williams opined this is one of the best motions that have come through this Council. The Council needs to continue to send the message to the business community that Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 12 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 they are going to respect us just like they do other communities. There being no other discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. After the vote was taken Vice Mayor Robinson relinquished the gavel to Mayor Gilbert. 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 Petula Burks City of Miami Gardens Public Affairs Director appeared before the City Council to expound on the Dolphin Day event taking place, Friday, September 251' from 9:00- 11:00 AM. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked Tom Ruiz and Parvin Neloms for their support during the tour at the Botanical Garden. He said he has a major issue with the time frame for the agenda items. Mayor Gilbert said there rules that can be enforced. However there are times when items have to come before the Council. He said that Councilman Williams can bring an item forward. Councilwoman Davis reminded everyone about the Wine and Food Experience Event scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015. Councilwoman Odom provided a special thanks to Parvin Neloms and the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department for its assistance during the AIDS Awareness event. Councilman Harris announced this Friday, September 25, 2015 marks the National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims. A memorial celebration will take place between the hours of 6-8 p.m., at Betty T. Ferguson Center. On Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 11-1:00 PM, at St. Timothy's 4400 NW 183`d Street, Miami Gardens, there will be a presentation for Immigration Law. Vice Mayor Robinson announced that the Month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 13 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, SEPT. 2312015 Month. The City of Miami Gardens will be painting the City Pink. She shared that a walk and health fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 3' 2015. A mobile unit from Memorial will be available to provide free mammograms for the uninsured. A registration is required for this free service. Flyers outlining the various activities are available in the lobby area. Councilman Williams acknowledged Lindell Miller, the City of Miami Gardens' Purchasing Agent for doing a wonderful job. Mayor Gilbert shared that when residents call with concerns about the various parks he actually meets those residents at the park. A walk through of the park is conduct at that time, with staff. A status of where the City is with the renovation plans for that park is provided. Issues like park lighting and cleanliness are things that can be addressed right now. He said that residents did not have to wait to come before a Council meeting to express their concerns or get an answer. Mayor Gilbert broached the subject of the insurance item and the investment of the bond funds and said part of the strength of being a city is that we have community values. He opined when we are spending money as a city, the recipient of those dollars have to be responsive to the City. The City is going to do an extraordinary job of exercising our community collective financial strengths. Mayor Gilbert shared one of the items on tonight's agenda related to creating a Yellow Pages for local businesses. The Small Business Development item will provide consulting services to ensure that small business are organized correctly, as well as give advice on business planning. (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, the meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM. Attest:. Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, C, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes September 23, 2015 Page 14