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04.08.2015 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES APRIL 8, 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, beginning at 7:00 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 and David Williams Jr. Please note, Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro was out of town attending Dade Days in Tallahassee, Florida. Motion offered by Councilwoman Odom, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to excuse Councilman Ighodaro's absence. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. 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 — March 25, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Two presentations were added to the official agenda as Items F-2 and F-3. Item K-5 was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilman Williams Item L-1 was removed from the official agenda by the City Manager. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to approve the official agenda with the necessary additions/deletions. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 1 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) City Manager Cameron Benson - TD Bank Presentation —Grant Award The City of Miami Gardens was presented with a TD Green Grant Award. F-2) Councilman Williams — St. Thomas University Councilman Williams presented a Proclamation to St. Thomas University School of Business for its participation in a National completion, which established St. Thomas University as a national leader in business education. F-3) Interim Chief Brooklen presented checks in the amount of $2,500 each to: JEM and Sunshine Heart Mentoring Program, respectively. Business owners from this community donated the funds to these two organizations. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Gene Johnson, 16290 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the Miami Gardens Department. He said Police Officers came into his parents' place of business, which resulted with him being tasered. He said he has filed several complaints with the City Clerk. He further said he has requested reports of his incident but has received responses stating no records exist. He also stated that officers have come to his parents' place of business on several occasions to harass him. Mayor Gilbert told Mr. Johnson that he should be submitting his complaint to the Police Department instead of the City Clerk. He asked Interim Chief Brooklen to speak with Mr. Johnson about his concerns. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.i) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-59-2256 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATE DEADLY FORCE POLICE SHOOTINGS, INVOLVING MIAMI GARDENS POLICE PERSONNEL, WHICH OCCUR WITHIN THE Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 2 CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-60-2257 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO REIMPLEMENT THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS HONORS PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH FLORIDA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-61-2258 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, IMPLEMENTING FAMILY NIGHT PARTNERSHIPS IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-62-2259 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE "MAYOR GILBERT CULTURAL PASSPORT PROGRAM"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-63-2260 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL, NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 3 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-64-2261 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING SENATE BILL 378 AUTHORIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO ISSUE CIVIL CITATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN DIVERSION PROGRAMS, IN LIEU OF ARRESTS TO JUVENILES OFFENDERS OF MINOR CRIMES; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-65-2262 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 855 AND SENATE BILL 1524, AUTHORIZING A STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-66-2263 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MAKING THE "MIAMI GARDENS EXPRESS" THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS' TROLLEY SYSTEM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-67-2264 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 EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH NIKE, INC. FOR THE CITY'S YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAM; A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-68-2265 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AWARDING A BID TO H & J ASPHALT INC, IN THE AMOUNT OF NINE HUNDRED -FORTY Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 4 EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN AND 50 CENTS ($948,447.50), WHICH INCLUDES 10% CONTINGENCY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ROAD MILLING AND RESURFACING FROM NW 17 AVENUE TO NW 22 AVENUE AND NW 155 STREET TO NW 167 STREET (BUNCHE PARK); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER)(SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-69-2266 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RENEW THAT CERTAIN CONTRACT WITH AIP-US, LLC, FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR PERIOD, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY-SEVEN THOUSAND, SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY CENTS ($57,075.20) FOR NETWORK SECURITY; AUTHORIZING AN AUTOMATIC RENEWAL FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR PERIOD; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Ighodaro was not present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY MANAGER TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO DISSOLVE THE MIAMI GARDENS EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR A TRANSFER OF FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) Councilman Williams explained although the item was on the agenda, a revised item was provided to the Council earlier during the day, which he has not reviewed. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to defer this item to the April 22nd City Council meeting. There being no further discussion, the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Ighodaro was not present. Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 5 1011 11�111111 RA h0rfill _W­ Vdm ON 111111 r41111111al• all rd rakvj a rakIld MV.TA IN 11 a 0W151 11 11,11"Iff.11• • • . • . k IN 11 rak1w al bi WA 101rAh1111111d im WWAN ,. 111111111 roe D3111 • V4 n INI AA• rillrom .. rd 11,4111F.11111„ • , • _ • •. _ • .ILVAE41• • . - • • • . - a ="`� • • . _ QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) Shellie Ransom -Jackson, Director of Code Compliance/Development Services Department appeared before the City Council to explain the Quasi -Judicial Process used for this hearing. City Clerk Taylor administered the oath to those testifying during this Quasi -Judicial hearing. ORDINANCE NO. 2015-04-334 N-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY FLORIDA EDUCATION PROPERTIES ROLLING OAKS, LLC. FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 18200 N.W. 22ND AVENUE, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A” ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1St Reading — March 25, 2015) 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 Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 6 There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Not present Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Benson introduced and welcomed the new HR Director, Melissa Negron, and the new Purchasing Director Lindell Miller. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Vice Mayor Robinson invited everyone out to a Community Yard Sale, April 18, 2015, at Carol City Park. This event supports the LOV Mentoring Group. Mayor Gilbert mentioned the Honors Program and the Cultural Passport Program passed at this Council meeting and opined these programs will help a number of our children. He further thanked the Council for its support of the FDLE item. (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 7:30 p.m. Attest: Q2'--T-tz-- wa�f� Aen--� - 'R!6 Taylor, M , City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes April 8, 2015 Page 7 Oliver Gilbert, Mayor