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07.13.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JULY 139 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday July 13, 2016, 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 O. Odom, David Williams Jr., and Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilman Rodney Harris was not present. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson excusing the absence of Councilman Harris. There being no further discussion the motion to excuse Councilman Harris' absence passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron D. 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 —June 22, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Mayor Gilbert added a presentation by County Commissioner Barbara Jordan. Councilman Williams pulled items: K-1, 5 and 7 from the Consent Agenda. Manager Benson deferred Item J-1, to the first City Council meeting in September 2016. Councilwoman Odom added the following resolution to the official agenda as item K-8. "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE PORTRAIT OF FORMER MAYOR SHIRLEY July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 GIBSON TO BE ERECTED INSIDE CITY HALL; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE". Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda with the necessary additions/deletions/changes. There being no further discussion the motion to approve the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-0) Miami -Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan Commissioner Jordan appeared before the City Council to first thank the community and shared that she will be automatically re-elected because no one file to run against her. Commissioner Jordan then presented the City of Miami Gardens with a check in the amount of $3,000.00, to assist with the city's youth swim program at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center. F-1) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom — KAPOW John Casbarro, a representative from the KAPOW Program appeared before the City Council to thank Councilwoman Odom and members of the City Council for their continued support. Approximately 140 students from the City of Miami Gardens participated. Forty -Five students from North Glades Elementary School visited the City of Miami Gardens City Hall. Councilwoman Odom acknowledged the participation of HR Director Melissa Negron; City Clerk Ronetta Taylor; Assistant Chief Cynthia Machanic and Parks and Recreation Director Parvin Neloms during the site visit. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the Mayor and Council Members as well as the City Manager. F-2) Councilman David Williams Jr. — Commendation Councilman David Williams Jr., presented a Commendation to Pastor Gregory Williams. Councilman Williams also presented Certificates of Appreciation from New Beginning Church to Mayor Gilbert, Councilman Harris and Chief Brooklen. F-3) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro — SEE Foundation Councilman Ighodaro acknowledged the five individuals that received VIP tickets to the IMFEST, scheduled for July 23rd. He explained the five individuals received the VIP tickets because they were the first to arrive at tonight's City Council meeting. He further recognized the participants of the SEE Foundation in the Special Olympics Athletics event. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to announce that a political forum is being hosted for Thursday, July 14th at the North Dade Regional Library. The event will start at 5:30 PM. She encouraged everyone to vote. Betty Ferguson, 1625 NW 188th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 City Council representing Rolling Crest Lakes, Inc., to present a check $88,000.00, for parking lot lighting replacement and an entrance monument sign. She also presented a check in the amount of $28,815.00, and stated this is an additional amount for the Summer Youth Jobs Program. She broached the subject of the CDBG item and the foreclosures in the City of Miami Gardens and shared people are losing their homes. She said it is important to help people stay in their homes. Reverend Nettie B. Davis, 17530 NW 27th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to announce that on September 22, 2016, an HIV/AIDS Awareness event to inform the seniors is scheduled at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center. She further commended Parks and Recreation Director Neloms and the parks staff for their continued support of the seniors at Cloverleaf Park. Vanessa Wilcox, 2000 NW 186" Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to inquire about the status of the future City of Miami Gardens Performing Arts Center. Mayor Gilbert informed Ms. Wilcox that questions and answers are not entertained during public comments. He said that Darian Martin, Assistant to the City Manager will be answering Ms. Wilcox's questions. Ms. Wilcox emphasized the importance of Council members visiting the residents to update them about city projects, and not just during election time. She shared that she is a senior citizen but was not aware of the pending projects for seniors because she has not received anything through the mail, nor has she been contacted either in person or by telephone. Anthony M. Butler, 19201 NW 11th Avenue, appeared before the City Council and shared that he worked for a not-for-profit organization, which focuses on the community and issues of communication with local officials land the police department. Mathew Pigath, appeared before the City Council to thank the Council as well as staff from the Parks and Recreation Department for their assistance and participation during last Saturday's event. Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, Apt. 102, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to ask about a contingency plan for the next peace walk. Danny P. Felton, 610 NW 183`d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council emphasized the importance of addressing housing as part of the CDBG process. He said currently from his research there over 3,000 homes in Miami Gardens going through the foreclosure process. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 34, July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 ARTICLE VII, SECTION 34-233 ("ALTERNATIVES TO RENAMING STREETS") OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; 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 said this item is before the Council for consideration as a result of a workshop previously held on the street -renaming processes in the City of Miami Gardens. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item on first reading. At the conclusion of this discussion the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 5-1 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Not present Councilman Ighodaro: No Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS, TO CARRFOUR SUPPORTING HOUSING, INC.; FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA; JPM CENTRE AT MIAMI GARDENS, DRIVE, INC.; KRISTI HOUSE, INC.; MT. PISGAH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, NORTH DADE YOUTH & FAMILY COALITION, PROSPERITY SOCIAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.; SUNSHINE FOR ALL, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM AS THAT AGREEMENT, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Please note this item was deferred to September 13, 2016. (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-126-3025 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING AN AWARD IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS ($2,000,000.00) TO FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 4.2 ACRES TO ESTABLISH THE WEST MIAMI GARDENS/FLORIDA MEMORIAL SPORTS COMPLEX IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN USING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-127-3026 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO H&J ASPHALT, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED, AT EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($830,000.00), IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATION (RPQ) NUMBER 20150061 FOR ROADWAY RESURFACING; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-128-3027 K-4) 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 TO THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH FLEET TIRE TRUCK AND AUTO, AUTONATION FORD MIAMI, AND LEHMAN BUICK GMC, LLC, FOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES AND REPAIRS TO THE CITY'S FLEET OF VEHICLES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS NOT TO EXCEED THE ALLOCATED BUDGET AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-130-3029 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FUNDAMENTAL TERMS OF AN AGREEMENT WITH URBAN PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC. FOR THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT U.S. 441/STATE ROAD 7 AND N.W. 7TH AVENUE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT TERM SHEET ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A;" PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-132-3031 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE PORTRAI_T OF FORMER MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON TO BE ERECTED INSIDE CITY HALL; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by unanimous vote of the Council Members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-125-3024 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA URGING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE TO PROVIDE AND EXPEDITE FUNDING AND PERMITTING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND TUNNELS AROUND THE STADIUM; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE FUNDING AGREEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Councilman Williams asked for clarification purposes whether the funding source for this project would be the State of Florida. July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said the Dolphins will pay the money for the construction. vote. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 voice RESOLUTION NO. 2016-129-3028 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE FIVE (5) YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBITS "A" AND "B" AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT THE PLANS TO THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Williams asked whether the "Committee" was in place. He further asked how much money was involved and whether this was new money. Lauren Yoder, Community Development Division Director appeared before the City Council in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry. She said this item approves the Consolidated Plan, which is done every five years. The "Committee", which was mentioned in the published advertisement, is the Affordable Housing Committee, which is not before the Council. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. RESOLUTION NO. 2016-131-3030 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE APPROVED OUTSIDE COUNSEL LIST TO INCLUDE JUAN-CARLOS PLANAS OF KAPLAN YOUNG MOLL & PARRON, P.L., PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) Councilman Williams asked how big is the Outside Counsel Pool. July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said there are probably between 4-5 firms on the Outside Counsel list. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Judy Marsie-Hazen, Director of Development Services appeared before the City Council to highlight the process used for this Quasi -Judicial Proceeding. City Clerk Taylor administered the Oath to those participating in this quasi-judicial proceeding. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S); N-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY SHARE NETWORK, LLC FOR THE REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT NW 16561 NW 47TH AVENUE (FOLIO NUMBER 34-2117-002-0100), MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-2 TWO FAMILY TO R-15 MULTIPLE FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1St Reading — June 22, 2016) Manager Benson stated that staff is recommending deferring this item to the September 13, 2016, City Council meeting. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to defer this item to the September 13, 2016, City Council meeting. There being no discussion, the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Benson informed the Council that the city has been contacted by the Miami Dade County Supervisor of Election to consider City Hall Community Room, as a temporary polling site/precinct for the upcoming elections. Apparently the Fire Station where this activity usually occurs is under renovations. Mayor Gilbert said he did not have a problem with this request but questions whether the Community Room had adequate space, and met the fire code. Manager Benson said he would follow-up with the Supervisor of Elections. He further thanked the Council members for their support this past weekend. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked the City Manager's Office and the Parks and Recreation Department for their support during the Blue Jeans Event. Councilwoman Davis acknowledged and thanked Ms. Sonia Flowers for assisting Ms. Rita Pierre during her hospitalization and follow-up visits to the doctor. Councilwoman Odom thanked Reverend Davis for bringing forth the information about the HIV/AIDS Awareness event. She further announced that back by popular demand is another Immigration Seminar, Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 21311 NW 34th Avenue, Miami Gardens. Florida. Mayor Gilbert thanked everyone for organizing the Historic Black Colleges and Universities event. He said this was really a great event. He acknowledged Mr. Danny Felton for the great work he is doing in the community trying to get people to buy homes in Miami Gardens. He emphasized the importance of supporting efforts and programs that help people to become home owners. He further shared that the Youth Summer Job Program hiring has been initiated. Mayor Gilbert acknowledged the Miami Gardens Police Department for its community outreach efforts. He further commended the police department for hiring young people who live in the City of Miami Gardens to actually be officers. He referenced the policing situation nationally as well as the protests and marches. He said there needs to be a legislative arm to this. The City has great lobbyists working for the City but there is no Social Justice component on the legislative agenda. He said if the Council is okay with it, we are going to look to expanding the legislative agenda to include a Social Justice Program. There were no objections from the Council members. Mayor Gilbert placed emphases on the importance of showcasing our youth and the July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 9 positive contributions they make to this community. He said people are quick to post about a shooting, but not about a kid that has won several awards. He said we have to do a better job of celebrating our children. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no other business to come before this Body and upon a motion being duly made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor o�t. '� Ronetta Taylor, MMC,Pty Clerk July 13, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 10