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06.10.2015 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JUNE 109 2015 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson and Council members: Lisa C. Davis, Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, David Williams Jr., and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to excuse Mayor Gilbert'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 Invocation delivered by Councilman Ighodaro. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes —May 27, 2015 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the minutes passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Item K-7 was withdrawn from the Official Agenda by City Manager Benson Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 1 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro — Special Presentation Councilman Ighodaro shared the presentation was a plaque to be presented to Ms. Dannie McMillon for her dedicated service while serving on the City of Miami Gardens Commission For Women Advisory Committee. Unfortunately, Ms. McMillon had a prior commitment and could not be present for tonight's meeting. Ms. Linda Mobley, City of Miami Gardens Commission For Women Advisory Committee member accepted the plaque on Ms. McMillon's behalf. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Ryan Hawkins a representative from County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's office appeared before the City Council to invite everyone to the street dedication ceremony co - designating NW 27th Court between NW 191St Street and NW 199th Street as "Sylvia L. Daughtrey Avenue. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 15th starting at 10:00 AM, at the corner of NW 191St Street and 27th Court. Georgia S. Thompson, 3030 NW 204th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to invite everyone out to the City of Miami Gardens Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee's 2nd Annual Caribbean Heritage Month celebration, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex from 6:00-8:00 PM. Francis Ragoo, 789 NW 214th Street, Apt 102, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the City of Miami Gardens for participating in the Relay for Life Event. Damien Morgan, 7930 Tatum Waterway Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, appeared before the City Council to further expound on the success of the Relay for Life Event. He thanked the City of Miami Gardens for its participation. There were 47 teams participating, with a total of $47,000.00, collected during this event. A certificate of appreciation was also given to the City of Miami Gardens Police Department for its participation. Reverend Nettie B. Davis, God's Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries, 17530 NW 27th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to announce the next HIV/AIDS Awareness Event will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 1855 NW 119th Street, Miami, Florida, from 11:00 AM -4:00 PM. This is a free event open to the public. Free testing is available. Maerine Stokes, 3281 NW 213th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to express concern with the lack of sidewalks in her neighborhood. She said it is very inconvenient for the children as well as the elderly living in this area to have to walk without a sidewalk because they are walking in the grass/mud or in the streets. She inquired as to why there were no sidewalks in her area. Vice Mayor Robinson advised that Ms. Shellie Ransom -Jackson would speak with Ms. Stokes about her concern. Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 2 Beverly Bush, North County Citizens Association, Inc., 3125 NW 205th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with Item L-1. She asked why not place this facility in a commercial area rather than a residential area. She further expressed concern with the money involved. Jessie Ball, North County Citizens Association, Inc., 3450 NW 211th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council in opposition to Item L-1. She shared a previous experience in another city where a very nice museum was built in a bad location therefore those visiting the facility had to be bussed in. Mr. Aluko, 14951 SW 157th Court Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of Item L-1. He stated that he was available to speak on this item if the Council had any questions. Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, #102, Miami Gardens, FL, appeared before the City Council to comment on Item L-1, as it relates to the financial aspects. When this item was first brought to the Council the question was asked if there was a fiscal impact. At that time the answer was no that it was only a support item. Now the item is asking for $125,000. He said he is not against having an African Museum however the location is not good for the residents or community. He opined there is also a school in this area to take into consider for safety reasons. He emphasized this is a residential area and opined this facility should be in a commercial area. Dr. Yinka Tella, 18493 NW 22nd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of this item. He opined having an African Museum in this community would greatly enhance the City of Miami Gardens. He further thanked County Commissioner Jordan for her efforts. Patricia Wright, 1221 NW 1791h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to comment on Item L-1. She recounted when this item was presented originally there was no fiscal impact. She asked what has happened to bring this item back and asks for matching funding. She opined the General Fund is residential tax money. She suggested utilizing sponsorships, donations and grants to fund this project. She stated that she was not opposed to a museum however she suggested putting the facility in area where it can get the exposure. Aaron Campbell, 21131 NW 31St Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition to the location of this proposed museum, which is in a residential area. He opined this is a good idea but wrong location. He further opined that the City should not use Reserve Funds to fund a Non-profit organization. Anthony Okonmah, 20615 NW 15th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of this item. This museum would provide an opportunity to bring the cultures together. This is also an educational component. He said his organization wants to make sure everyone benefits from this project. Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 3 Sharon Frazier -Stephens, 145 NW 193`d Street, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to share her love of advocating for the City of Miami Gardens. She reiterated her love for this community. She commended the Crime Watch Presidents for their support because they are the eyes and ears for this community. She further thanked Councilwoman Davis, Councilwoman Odom and Councilman Williams for doing a great job. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE IX, DIVISION 5 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADD SECTIONS 2-797.1 THROUGH 2-797.12 TO ESTABLISH THE "CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM" PURCHASING PREFERENCE; 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 THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson explained under this program qualifying Small Business Enterprise firms will receive a ten percent preference in purchasing and contracting for certain city contracts valued at $50,000 or below. Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Not present Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2015-06-336 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE IX, DIVISION 5 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADD SECTIONS 2-790 THROUGH 2-796 TO ESTABLISH THE "CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS BUSINESS AND RESIDENT Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 4 ECONOMIC GROWTH PLAN" PURCHASING PREFERENCE; 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 THE CITY MANAGER) (1sT READING — MAY 279 2015) Vice Mayor Robinson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on behalf of this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this ordinance. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Not present Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2015-101-2298 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PARTNER WITH THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK ARTS BAZAAR (IBAB), TO HOST AN ART FAIR ON OCTOBER 9-11, 2015 AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX; AUTHORIZING LESTER BROWN PARK BE USED AS OFF-SITE PARKING; WAIVING THE FACILITIES FEE FOR BOTH FACILITIES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PROVIDE PARKS AND RECREATION EMPLOYEE STAFFING AND POLICE OVERTIME FOR THE EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-102-2299 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 5 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES FOR STORMWATER SERVICES 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. 2015-103-2300 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS' HOUSING POLICIES, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-104-2301 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING A WAIVER OF PLAT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1700 NW 183" STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-105-2302 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING A WAIVER OF PLAT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3468 NW 1991h STREET, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2015-106-2302 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CRITERIA FOR PROPERTIES ELIGIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FORECLOSURE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 6 .. •I bi 1 111111_ral 01 VAN 111rikIN11111 11 1 •, _ • _ .01101h ON • . • * • •, • • . • U„ I M01dU•, lip ffil ON, _ • • •1i VA 0 rd WON _ I rd PIN• 1111TANWIN"Wfiblill I UM11,1111 YIN rd rd ftr&W 11 LTA MIN M. 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 of the members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A GRANT MATCH IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($125,000.00) TOWARDS FUNDING FOR THE AFRICAN MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER UPON THE AFRICAN MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER'S RECEIPT OF A GRANT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE, THOUGH IT'S CULTURAL FACILITIES PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY CITY MANAGER BENSON) Councilman Ighodaro declared a conflict before leaving the dais during this discussion. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. Councilwoman Odom referenced the documentation which indicates the organization plans to submit an application. She asked does this mean the grant application has not been submitted as of yet. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Odom said that is correct. He said as the manager he did not necessarily disagree with the comments made this evening. Although he do look at some things in a different manner, and appreciated those comments placed on the public Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 7 record. He stated that he placed this item on the agenda for a number of reasons. He opined the City Council needs to make a decision if it wants to move forward with this project. This land was donated and given to this organization by Miami -Dade County in order to improve that piece of property. Since this item was first introduced Councilman Ighodaro and the Foundation has been moving forward raising funds for this project. The grant the Foundation is applying for is $500,000.00, of which a 25% match is needed. He shared the resolution provides that based on that $125,000, commitment, the City would not do anything beyond that if the application is successful moving through the state process. A decision on this application will not be made until the 2016 Legislative Session. He opined this could be seen as an opportunity to revitalize an area. As it relates to funds, he stated that his first priority would be to identify grants or other alternatives in moving the project forward. If the Foundation is unsuccessful he would come back to the Council and ask permission to use General Fund monies to move this project forward. The priority as of now is to find other funding mechanisms to move this project forward. He reiterated the funding for this project will not have an outcome until the 2016 Legislative session. He opined a decision needs to be made if this is a project this Council wants to move forward with, and if not there has to be an alternative for that site. Councilwoman Odom recounted when this item was first introduced for consideration by the Council she had asked whether there would be a fiscal impact. The answer at that time was there would be no fiscal impact. She opined $125,000.00, is a fiscal impact. Manager Benson stated that Councilwoman Odom was correct. Councilman Williams had asked that same question. However at that time this grant opportunity had not been identified. This grant opportunity has now been identified and if the Council wants to move forward with this project and with the funding of the project this is the commitment that has to be made. Councilwoman Davis questioned the City's commitment to fund this project by potentially using the City's General Fund. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Davis said he has already reached out to some Foundations for grant funding. If the City fails to find other alternative funding that item would be brought back to the Council. Councilwoman Davis asked for clarification purposes if that were the case would this item come back before the Council and the residents would also have an opportunity for comments. Manager Benson in response to Councilwoman Davis' comments said, "Absolutely". Councilwoman Davis asked whether this museum could be built on an alternate site. Manager Benson said he did not have a problem with looking at other sites. The only problem is that this property was provided by the County specifically for this project and is paramount to this project moving forward. Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 8 Councilman Williams asked for clarification by asking if this item is approved would the city be obligated to pay out the $125.000.00, at a later date. Manager Benson said if this project is approved by the State, the City would be on the hook for $125,000.00. If this project is not approved by the State, the City is not committed. The Council needs to make a determination as to whether it wants to move forward or not. If not, then a determination would need to be made with an alternate project for the site. He reiterated that his priority would be to try to identify other funding sources to move this project forward. This project will not move until a decision is made by the State at the 2016 Legislative session. He further stated any other funding besides the $125.000.00, would be the responsibility of the Foundation. Vice Mayor Robinson for clarification purposes stated that if the grant is approved at the state level the City would be responsible for the $125.000.00. Other funding if successful would come from grants, etc. Manager Benson in response to Vice Mayor Robinson said, "Correct". Councilman Williams asked if this project failed would the city get the $125,000.00, back. Manager Benson in response to Councilman Williams said, "No". He explained that would be for any application submitted. Vice Mayor Robinson asked whether this project fitted into the overall development and economic plan for the City. Manager Benson conveyed agreement with comments made by the residents that perhaps this museum should be built in another location. He opined that from a revitalization aspect that this could become a destination from the City of Miami Gardens does tie in to what the City is trying to accomplish. Vice Mayor Robinson commented sometimes properties are donated for a specific use. If that property cannot be used for that purpose can the property then be used for a different purpose. Mr. Aluko appeared before the Council to address Vice Mayor Robinson's inquiry and shared that the property is not just for museum use. It can also be used for a library. Manager Benson asked Mr. Aluko if the Foundation would be agreeable to an alternative site, if one was found. Mr. Aluko in response to Manager Benson said, "Absolutely". He shared the grant is due next week and the State wants to see that the City is behind this project, and the Foundation. He said if the city has an alternate site the resolution can be amended to reflect that. Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 9 Manager Benson opined that the Council should vote on what is before them. Staff can always bring something back. Attorney Dickens clarified this has nothing to do with location. The way the item is written the issue of location wasn't an issue until tonight. Tonight's resolution authorizes a match out of the General Fund unless you identify other sources. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt failed by a 1-4 vote. Councilwoman Odom: No Councilman Harris: No Councilman Ighodaro: Recused Councilman Williams: No Councilwoman Davis: No Mayor Gilbert: Not present Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams clarified his vote by stating he liked the item but not the location and the money part, which obligates the City. He said he would be happy to help the Foundation raise funds rather than having the City put up the $125,000.00, which it doesn't really have. Based on those issues is why he voted no. Councilwoman Davis stated this is really hard for her. She has listened to the residents and appreciated their comments. The location is a beautiful site and it is time to move Miami Gardens forward. She voted no. Vice Mayor Robinson stated that she thought this was a good idea and for the record she voted yes. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Shellie Ransom -Jackson, Building Official/Development Services Director appeared before the City Council to explain the process for this Quasi -Judicial Proceeding. City Clerk Taylor administered the Oath for all participating in this Quasi -Process. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): ORDINANCE NO. 2015-07-337 N-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 10 SUBMITTED BY MS REALTY GARDENS, LLC, FOR THE REZONING OF PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 159TH STREET BETWEEN 47TH AVENUE AND NW 45TH AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-2, TWO FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL TO R-15 MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL; 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 THE CITY MANAGER) (1sT READING — MAY 27, 2015) Vice Mayor Robinson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on behalf of this item, the public hearing closed. item. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Not present Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Benson announced applications are now being accepted for the Summer Jobs Program being sponsored by the City of Miami Gardens and CareerSource of South Florida. The program is open to residents of Miami Gardens between the ages of 14-24. Please visit CareerSource's website at www.careersourceflorida.com to register. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Davis wished all fathers a Happy Father's day. She announced that she will be hosting her Father's Day event, June 24th. She shared that she had death in her family for a third time within the past month. She thanked City Manager Benson, Assistant City Manager Clay, City Attorney Dickens, Building Official/Development Services Director Ransom -Jackson and City Clerk Taylor for being there for her. She thanked Officer Eugene Williams III for being very faithful. She further thanked her colleagues for their support. She Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 11 FORM 813 MEMORANDUM OF VOTING CONFLICT FOR COUNTY MUNICIPAL AND OTHER LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICERS LAST NAME—FIRST NAME—MIDDLE NAME NAME OF BOARD, COUNCIL, COMMISSION, AUTHORITY, OR COMMITTEE Ighodaro, Erhabor City Council MAILING ADDRESS THE BOARD, COUNCIL, COMMISSION, AUTHORITY OR COMMITTEE ON 18605 NW 27th Avenue WHICH I SERVE IS A UNIT OF: []COUNTY ❑OTHER LOCAL AGENCY CITY COUNTY❑CITY NAME OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION: Miami Gardens Miami -Dade Miami Garens DATE ON WHICH VOTE OCCURRED MY POSITION IS June 10, 2015 ❑� ELECTIVE APPOINTIVE WHO MUST FILE FORM 813 This form is for use by any person serving at the county, city, or other local level of government on an appointed or elected board, council, commission, authority, or committee. It applies equally to members of advisory and non -advisory bodies who are presented with a voting conflict of interest under Section 112.3143, Florida Statutes. Your responsibilities under the law when faced with voting on a measure in which you have a conflict of interest will vary greatly depending on whether you hold an elective or appointive position. For this reason, please pay close attention to the instructions on this form before completing the reverse side and filing the form. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 112.3143, FLORIDA STATUTES A person holding elective or appointive county, municipal, or other local public office MUST ABSTAIN from voting on a measure which inures to his or her special private gain or loss. Each elected or appointed local officer also is prohibited from knowingly voting on a mea- sure which inures to the special gain or loss of a principal (other than a government agency) by whom he or she is retained (including the parent organization or subsidiary of a corporate principal by which he or she is retained); to the special private gain or loss of a relative; or to the special private gain or loss of a business associate. Commissioners of community redevelopment agencies under Sec. 163.356 or 163.357, F.S., and officers of independent special tax districts elected on a one -acre, one -vote basis are not prohibited from voting in that capacity. For purposes of this law, a "relative" includes only the officer's father, mother, son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law. A "business associate" means any person or entity engaged in or carrying on a business enterprise with the officer as a partner, joint venturer, coowner of property, or corporate shareholder (where the shares of the corporation are not listed on any national or regional stock exchange). ELECTED OFFICERS: In addition to abstaining from voting in the situations described above, you must disclose the conflict: PRIOR TO THE VOTE BEING TAKEN by publicly stating to the assembly the nature of your interest in the measure on which you are abstaining from voting; and WITHIN 15 DAYS AFTER THE VOTE OCCURS by completing and filing this form with the person responsible for recording the min- utes of the meeting, who should incorporate the form in the minutes. APPOINTED OFFICERS: Although you must abstain from voting in the situations described above, you otherwise may participate in these matters. However, you must disclose the nature of the conflict before making any attempt to influence the decision, whether orally or in writing and whether made by you or at your direction. IF YOU INTEND TO MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE DECISION PRIOR TO THE MEETING AT WHICH THE VOTE WILL BE TAKEN: • You must complete and file this form (before making any attempt to influence the decision) with the person responsible for recording the minutes of the meeting, who will incorporate the form in the minutes. (Continued on other side) APPOINTED OFFICERS (continued) • A copy of the form must be provided immediately to the other members of the agency. • The form must be read publicly at the next meeting after the form is filed. IF YOU MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE DECISION EXCEPT BY DISCUSSION AT THE MEETING: • You must disclose orally the nature of your conflict in the measure before participating. • You must complete the form and file it within 15 days after the vote occurs with the person responsible for recording the minutes of the meeting, who must incorporate the form in the minutes. A copy of the form must be provided immediately to the other members of the agency, and the form must be read publicly at the next meeting after the form is filed. DISCLOSURE OF LOCAL OFFICER'S INTEREST I, Erhabor Ighodaro , hereby disclose that on .lune 10th 20 15 (a) A measure came or will come before my agency which (check one) inured to my special private gain or loss; inured to the special gain or loss of my business associate, _ inured to the special gain or loss of my relative, inured to the special gain or loss of by whom I am retained; or inured to the special gain or loss of which is the parent organization or subsidiary of a principal which has retained me. (b) The measure before my agency and the nature of my conflicting interest in the measure is as follows: I am affiliated with the Foundation associated with Item L-1. (� IS Date Filed NOTICE: UNDER PROVISIONS OF FLORIDA STATUTES §112.317, A FAILURE TO MAKE ANY REQUIRED DISCLOSURE CONSTITUTES GROUNDS FOR AND MAY BE PUNISHED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: IMPEACHMENT, REMOVAL OR SUSPENSION FROM OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT, DEMOTION, REDUCTION IN SALARY, REPRIMAND, OR A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED $10,000. CE FORM 8B - EFF. 1/2000 PAGE 2 also wished Councilman Ighodaro a Happy Birthday. Councilwoman Odom thanked Assistant City Manager Nelson for the fantastic event honoring the Jazz in the Gardens volunteers. She expounded on the AIDS/HIV event on June 20th Vice Mayor Robinson announced her Meet Me on Monday meeting is the second Monday of the month from 6-8 PM, at Carol City Park. She invited everyone to come out to this very informative meeting, which also includes a segment on health. She further announced that the second Community Yard Sale will take place, August 1, 2015. (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 made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Attest: )6� - Ro etta Taylor, MMC, py Clerk Regular City Council Minutes June 10, 2015 Page 12 Oliver Gilbert, Mayor