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09.08.2015 - Special City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in Special Session, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, beginning at 5:01 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27"' 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) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING Mayor Gilbert announced "This is the first of two public hearings for the adoption of the operating millage rate, the voted debt service millage rate, and budget for the City of Miami Gardens for Fiscal Year 2015-2016." Clerk Taylor read the title of the resolution into the record. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-133-2330 D-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE AT A PUBLIC HEARING TO BE LEVIED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2015, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 FOR OPERATING PURPOSES; ESTABLISHING THE ROLLBACK RATE; ESTABLISHING THE DEBT MILLAGE RATE APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE; SETTING A DATE AND TIME FOR A FINAL PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE FINAL MILLAGE RATE; PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) After the title was read into the record Mayor Gilbert stated, "The proposed Millage Rate for the City for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is 6.9363, which is 9.69% over the Roll -back rate, and the September 8, 2015 Special City Council Minutes Page 1 voted debt service millage rate is 1.2398. The aggregated millage rate for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is 8.1761." Manager Benson outlined the proposed operating millage rate and the voted debt service millage rate. 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 Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Proposed Millage Rate. There was no discussion by the Council. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Williams to defer the adoption of the proposed millage rate until after discussion on the Budget Ordinance. There being no discussion, the motion to defer this item until after discussion on the Budget Ordinance passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. After discussion on the Budget Ordinance and a motion to recall the Millage Rate Resolution was taken. There being no other discussion on the Millage Rate Resolution the motion to adopt passed and carried by a vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes After the millage resolution was adopted, a motion was offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to recall the Budget Ordinance for adoption. (E) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING: E-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE CITY'S BUDGET FOR THE 2015-2016 FISCAL YEAR; PROVIDING FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE CERTAIN ACTIONS; PROVIDING FOR CARRYOVER OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR INTERFUND TRANSFERS; PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC AMENDMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF September 8, 2015 Special City Council Minutes Page 2 REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson provided a memorandum to the City Council, which details all potential adjustments identified since the submittal of the Proposed Budget on July 22, 2015. The total amount of expenditure adjustments related to the General Fund is an increase in expenditures of $60,179.00. A copy of this memorandum is attached hereto and made a part of the official record as Exhibit "A". 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 Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the budget ordinance for FY 2015-2016. Mayor Gilbert shared that the Mayor's Office is the Executive Branch of the Legislative Body as such the supervision of the Mayor's staff is better suited under the Office of the City Manager instead of the Office of the City Clerk. The funds for the staffing of the Office of the Mayor will be allocated under the City Manager's budget. However this does not involve the Council's staff. That staff will remain under the Office of the City Clerk. There being no discussion, Mayor Gilbert asked for a motion to defer this item until the vote of the millage resolution. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to defer this item until after the adoption of the millage resolution. There being no discussion on the deferral, the motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to recall the Millage Resolution. There being no discussion on the recall of the Millage Resolution, the motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. After the adoption of the Millage Resolution and recall of the Budget Ordinance the motion to adopt the budget ordinance 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 September 8, 2015 Special City Council Minutes Page 3 Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Mayor Gilbert stated, "The next public hearing will be held on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 P.M., in the City Council Chambers, at that time we will consider the fmal millage rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. (F) ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business to come before this Body and upon a motion being duly made the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. Attest: Ronetta Taylor, M C, City Clerk ( ? -I,- -�- Iver Gilbert, Mayor September 8, 2015 Special City Council Minutes Page 4