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05.13.2015 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MAY 139 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, May 13 2015, beginning at 7:00 PM, in the City Hall, 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 — April 22, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwomen Davis and Odom to approve the minutes, with the necessary corrections if any. Mayor Gilbert, Council members, staff and audience wished Councilwoman Odom a "Happy Birthday". (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Items K-2 and K-7 were pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilwoman Odom Item L-1 was withdrawn from the official agenda by City Manager Benson The following item was added to the official agenda as Item K-13 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (SCLC) IN EFFORTS TO EDUCATE YOUTH AND ADULTS IN THE AREA OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND FOR THIS Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 1 PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (CO-SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT AND COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis — Mother's Day Honorees Councilwoman Davis bestowed recognition upon the following individuals: Former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson; Karen Tynes, Chair of the Miami Gardens Commission For Women; Linda Holloway, President of the Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers; Patsy Green, Member of the City of Miami Gardens Commission For Women and Ms. Alice N. Kelley, President of the Clover Leaf Royals. Ms. Kelley was also recognized as "Mother of the Year". F-2) Councilman David Williams Jr. — Recognitions Councilman Williams recognized the following City of Miami Gardens employees who provided invaluable service during a fundraising event held on April 25, 2015: Nyeisha Rainey, Interim Community Center Manager/Recreation Aide II; Tangela Lynch, Recreational Supervisor; Gillespie Brown, Recreational Aide; Robert Smith, Recreational Supervisor; Arie Reynolds, Recreational Aide II, and Hilary Marshall, Assistant to the Council. F-3) Proclamation —National Public Works Week— May 18-22,2015 Mayor Gilbert presented the City of Miami Gardens Public Works Department with a Proclamation proclaiming May 18-22, 2015, as National Public Works Week in the City of Miami Gardens. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Chris Smith, 19940 NW 29th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to ask about the status of reviewing whether it was feasible to have body cameras for Miami Gardens' police officers. Mayor Gilbert in response to Mr. Smith's inquiry said administration is looking into this practice. He shared there are some issues that might be very difficult to navigate due to privacy concerns. Sardeborah Wright, appeared before the City Council to express concern that there is no policing of handicapped parking in certain areas in Miami Gardens (Winn Dixie; CVS Pharmacy, etc.). She stated the enforcement of handicapped parking provides a source of revenue for the City of Miami Gardens. Mayor Gilbert asked Ms. Wright to speak with Assistant Chief Lewers about her concerns. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 2 Michael Young, 3845 NW 186' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with code enforcement liens on his property. He said he has been trying to get this matter taken care of through Code Enforcement with no results. He said he also tried contacting the elected officials in an effort to get this matter resolved. Mayor Gilbert said he did not know the circumstances involved but would be willing to meet with Mr. Young in an effort to resolve the matter. He said it will really depend on whether the property is homestead verses non -homestead. Isiah Thomas appeared before the City Council on behalf of the Dream Defenders in support of hiring Antonio Brooklen as the new Chief of Police. Linda Holloway appeared before the City Council to make a brief presentation recognizing Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis for exemplary community service. Councilwoman Davis was presented with a beautiful floral arrangement. Betty T. Ferguson appeared before the City Council and shared that she did not sign in to speak on behalf of UP -PAC because her comments tonight involve many people in the community. She emphasized that perception in the political arena is reality. There is a lot of concern in the community about a new police chief and how that person will be selected and the background of that individual. She asked that no police chief be hired with known baggage. This community deserves better. Pat Wright appeared before the City Council to express concern with Item K-4, sponsored by Vice Mayor Robinson. She said there are other schools and teachers besides Miami Carol Middle and Miami Carol City High Schools where Vice Mayor Robinson is employed. She asked whether this was a conflict of interest. She opined that all teachers need to be appreciated. Mayor Gilbert in response to Ms. Wright's concern shared just like the Mother's Day honorees there was a group of outstanding mothers and the Councilwoman decided to acknowledge them. We cannot recognize all the people all the time. Council members have the option of picking great mothers, great teachers and great schools. He conveyed appreciation for Ms. Wright's comments. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 3 (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-77-2274 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CO -DESIGNATING NW 167TH TERRACE FROM NW 29TH AVENUE TO NW 32ND AVENUE AS "EMMANUEL BOULEVARD"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. Francis Ragoo appeared before the City Council to caution setting precedence. He conveyed his opposition to this request. Pat Wright appeared before the City Council in opposition to this request. Ilena Rivera a representative of the church appeared before the City Council to solicit passage of this resolution. She highlighted many of the services this church, which has been in the community for over 48 years, offers. John Marlow a representative of the church appeared before the City Council to further expound on the services offered to young people by the church. After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. Councilwoman Davis cautioned setting precedence. She conveyed appreciation of the many years of community service this particular church has provided. Councilman Ighodaro shared that he has been a long-time member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, which is located in Miami Gardens. He stated that he is not bringing an item to name a street after that church nor the pastor. This is not to undermine anybody, but the city has a history of co -designating streets after individuals and pastors. He shared his belief that this church is noteworthy because of the work it has done in this community for 48 years. He said he did not have a personal preference for bringing this item forward. He opined this item is about value and merit. Councilwoman Odom said the item indicates there is a fiscal impact however there is no mention of about the cost. She asked whether Councilman Ighodaro was asking the city to pay for the cost of this item, if not where would the funds be coming from. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 4 Councilman Ighodaro in response to Councilwoman Odom said any expense would be taken care of by the church. Mayor Gilbert shared he sponsored the ordinance establishing the guidelines for the co - designation of streets. He conveyed his understanding of Councilwoman Odom's concerns as well as the comments made by Councilman Ighodaro. He shared that the area of NW 29th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue on 167th Terrace is where the church campus is located. He stated that he will support this item. At the conclusion of the discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 5-2 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: No Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: No Mayor Gilbert: Yes Attorney Dickens clarified this item passed because the requirement for a unanimous vote only applies when co -designating a street after an individual. In this particular instance all that is required is a majority vote of the Council. (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-78-2275 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF A BUSINESS INCUBATOR IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-79-2276 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE CIRCLE OF MOTHERS RETREAT TO BE HELD ON MAY 22, 2015 THROUGH MAY 24,2015; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000.00) FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S SPECIAL EVENT FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 5 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-80-2277 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING A TEACHER APPRECIATION BRUNCH FOR EDUCATORS AT CAROL CITY MIDDLE AND CAROL CITY HIGH SCHOOLS, RESPECTIVELY; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT, IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-81-2278 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY LUNCHEON AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT, IN THE AMOUNT ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00), FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR NUNC PRO TUNC EFFECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-82-2279 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING MEDICAID EXPANSION OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION EXPANDING MEDICAID IN FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-83-2280 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A JOINT INTEREST AGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS (ATS), XEROX STATE & LOCAL SOLUTIONS, INC. ("XEROX"), GATSO USA INC. ("GATSO"), AND VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES, IN THE MATTER OF CHRISTOPHER L. PARKER ET AL. V AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, INC. ET AL,; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 6 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-84-2281 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, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A", WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF PARKING FINES; PROVIDING FOR FUTURE AUTHORIZATION TO THE CITY MANAGER; 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. 2015-85-2282 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REJECTING ALL PROPOSALS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO ITB NO. 14-15-017 FOR DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT FOR VISTA VERDE PHASE II PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-86-2283 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REJECTING ALL PROPOSALS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO ITB NO. 14-15-012 FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-87-2284 K-12) 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 BIFURCATION OF THE AMENDED MORTGAGE DEED AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT WITH RUDG-THE COMMONS, LLC, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE DEED AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AND THAT CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE DEED AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANT WITH RUDG-THE COMMONS, LLC, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBITS "B" AND "C"; PROVIDING FOR Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 7 INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-88-2285 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (SCLC) IN EFFORTS TO EDUCATE YOUTH AND ADULTS IN THE AREA OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT FUND FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (CO-SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT AND COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) 11�1`1111 9j .�.. ,Awffi IL� rd . .q= ra . _ .. . iii i . . . • WW" 111"Nom IIIII rd..,, .. a old MA I MOM. . • 13 . , . , . . _ I" . , 1 . . 111 , , W11,11F.W& rdhill Val. , ft• RESOLUTION NO. 2015-89-2286 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO LOCATE FUNDING TO CONSTRUCT AN ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 8 Councilwoman Odom inquired about a dollar amount associated with this item. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said once this item is adopted his goal is to not only converse with staff but also an outside consultant to put together a feasible development plan. He explained the city has approximately 3 to 4 acres behind City Hall, which has been identified as a potential site for this development. Councilwoman Davis asked whether money will be taken from the General Fund to fund this project or would other funds be identified. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Davis' inquiry shared his goal is to identify revenues from wherever he can then bring those funding recommendations back to Council. He conveyed anticipation of bringing back a partnership item for Council's approval, as well. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2015-90-2287 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTNER WITH THE EDO ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC., TO HOST A FOURTH OF JULY EVENT IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Councilwoman Odom asked whether there is a fiscal impact on the city. Councilman Ighodaro in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said there is no fiscal impact due to outside contributions. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Shellie Ransom -Jackson, Code Compliance/Development Services Director appeared Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 9 before the City Council to expound on the Quasi -Judicial Process used for this item. City Clerk Taylor administered the oath to those participating in this Quasi -Judicial process. (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 CODE TO ALLOW THE WHOLESALE OF FIREWORKS AS A PERMITTED USE; PROHIBITING RETAIL SALE OF FIREWORKS; ALLOWING THE RETAIL SALE OF SPARKLERS AS A PERMITTED USE; AMENDING 34-288 TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WHOLESALE OF FIREWORKS AND RETAIL SALE OF SPARKLERS; AMENDING SECTION 34- 733 ENTITLED "MASTER USE LIST AND DEFINITIONS"; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Ms. Ransom -Jackson explained this item establishes criteria for the sale of fireworks. 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 Councilman Harris to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt this item on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 10 (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Clerk Taylor announced effective June 1St, that the hours of operation for passport services being offered by the Office of the City Clerk will change from four days a week to three days of the week (Monday, Thursday and Friday). (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams shared that people outside the City of Miami Gardens are watching the positive things taking place here. He shared that FIU visited the city's Botanical Garden. Councilwoman Davis acknowledged her daughter Shamise Dents on the occasion of her graduation with honors. She further thanked Elsa Thompson, Assistant to the Clerk for her invaluable assistance with the Mother's Day presentation. She thanked the Ronetta Taylor, City Clerk for her assistance as well. She shared that she sponsored a resolution encouraging the State of Florida Legislature to support Medicaid Expansion. This initiative is important for all residents in the State of Florida. She encouraged individuals to speak with their state representative about this initiative. Councilwoman Odom shared on last week two individuals age 101 and 102 were honored for Mother's Day. The event took place on National Day of Prayer, with Reverend Baskin stopping by and spending time with the honorees. Revered Nettie Davis was afforded an opportunity to provide a report on an HIV/AIDS event coming up; September 18, 2015, Aging and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and December 1, 2015 World's AIDS Day. She presented the Council members with a Newsletter as well. Councilman Harris shared we have some great partnerships that are about to take place in Miami Gardens. He said the Rolling Crest Lake group has really stepped up to the plate tremendously. There is also a group of people working with Harvard University to establish some things here in the City of Miami Gardens. He said he would be providing a more comprehensive report at a later date. Councilman Ighodaro shared that on last week he had the pleasure of hosting another one of his Uni'Tea events. The residents from the Bunche Park area showed up for that meeting. He further thanked Councilmen Harris and Williams for their participation, as well as city of Miami Gardens' staff. He thanked the residents for their input and as a result of that meeting he will be bringing back an item for the Council's consideration to address the residents' concern. He further announced that a Haitian Flag Day event will take place, Monday, May 18th from 12 - 2:OOPM. Vice Mayor Robinson responded to comments made about the Teacher Appreciation Event she sponsored. She shared that she is an educator and those teachers honored are within her district. She further shared that others did benefit as well. She announced that her Meet Me Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 11 on Monday Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at Carol City Park. The public is invited to attend. Mayor Gilbert announced the Mayor's State of the City Address is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the City Hall, Court Yard. The public is invited to attend. (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 8:32 PM. Attest: LT1 Oliver Gilbert, Mayor onetta Taylor, 191C, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2015 Page 12