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09.13.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM, 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, Rodney Harris, David Williams Jr., and Erhabor Ighodaro. Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom arrived at 7:04 PM. 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 —July 13, 2016 D-2) Regular City Council Minutes — July 27, 2016 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the City Council members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Councilman Ighodaro withdrew Item L-1 from the official agenda. Manager Benson withdrew Item H-2, from the Official Agenda. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. There being no discussion the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the City Council members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) City Manager — FDOT — Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility Carlos Castro, a representative from the Florida Department of Transportation appeared before the City Council to announce an upcoming public information meeting on September 22, September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 1 2016, at the Evangel Church International, 590 NW 159 Street, Miami, FL 33169. The meeting will be conducted as an open house from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Brenda Harper, President of the Riverview Neighborhood Crime Watch Program, 3266 NW 203rd Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to congratulate the council members on their recent re-election. She further offered words of encouragement to Councilman Williams. She also thanked the Council for its generous donation last year, and thanked Councilwomen Davis and Odom for their support during this group's third anniversary. She asked for contributions to assist with this year's anniversary. Mr. Thony, 1282 NW 172nd Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern about not being grandfathered in for a boat he has in his yard. He said he had asked for an exception and was told to come to the Council meeting to get that. Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Thony that appearing before the City Council at a Council meeting is not correct. He said Mr. Thony should be speaking with the city manager and his staff. He explained the codes that are being enforced are not new codes. He informed Mr. Thony that staff is waiting in the back of the room to speak with him about the specifics of his circumstances. Levell Jackson, 1241 NW 174th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with drug rehabilitation centers being placed in his neighborhood (Scott Lake Manor). He further expressed concern that the residents were not made aware that facilities were being located within their communities. Mayor Gilbert explained if a particular use permit is not required or a zoning change is not required the City Council would not necessarily know about it. That means the particular "use" falls within a certain category therefore it would not come before the Council for a public hearing. He asked Ms. Bispot and Mr. Waters to assist Mr. Jackson with this concern, as well as to find out what the area is zoned for. W. Ervan Miller, 1370 NW 207th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the lack of the City's logo on Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis' Wine and Food Experience flyer. Marc Napolitano, Sunshine State Industrial Park Association Member, 1521 NW 165th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of Item 0-1. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE BORROWING OF SIX MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,750,000); AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA CAPITAL September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 2 IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED SIX MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,750,000); PROVIDING FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH THE DETAILS OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson said this item is related to the issues associated with City Hall and the Police Building. Staff was able to work through some of those issues. The dollar amount was also negotiated down from 8 Million to 6.75 Million, which is before the Council tonight. There is also pending litigation regarding issues; today staff was able to reach a verbal agreement, moving forward to settle that case. That settlement agreement will be brought before the Council at the September 28th City Council meeting. He stated the borrowing is to complete the payment for City Hall and the Police Building. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item on first reading. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 3 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): None (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S): RESOLUTION NO. 2016-143-3042 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. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (Deferred from July 13, 2016) Councilman David Williams Jr., declared a conflict and left the meeting while this item was being discussed. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. Sandra McDowell, 18240 NW 41s' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the Council to comment on Carrfour Supporting Housing, Inc. She shared this entity is in the City of Miami Gardens however it owes association fees, while at the same time requesting money from the City. Edythe Higgs, representing Sunshine for All with a residential address at 16430 NW 24th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to solicit the Council's approval of this funding. Jennifer Johnson, 18735 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of Sunshine For All's continued funding. Julio Rodriguez, Assistant Director for Sunshine For All, Inc., appeared before the City Council to solicit continued funding for his organization. He said there is currently a waiting list September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 4 with over forty (40) people. He asked for funding in the amount of $70,000.00. Mayor Gilbert inquired about Sunshine For All's administrative cost and recounted that last year it was unreasonably high. At that time it was suggested that Sunshine For All reduce their administrative cost. Mr. Rodriguez said there is only $8,000.00, for salaries. Mayor Gilbert opined the administrative cost for everyone apply for CDBG dollars should be no more than twenty (20%) percent. This funding is supposed to go to people who cannot help themselves. He asked staff to ensure an administrative cost cap is a part of the application process moving forward. Rachel Taalibdeen appeared before the City Council representing North Dade Youth and Family Coalition, 769 NW 157t` Street, Miami Gardens, Florida. She thanked the Council for its continued funding support. She shared many of the services provided by her organization also included senior services. She also shared there are many organizations within the City of Miami Gardens that provides meals for seniors. There being 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. Councilman Ighodaro referenced Sunshine For All, Inc., program, which provides meals to the elderly population in Miami Gardens. He shared his understanding that this program has been funded for the past eight (8) years. He said he is in agreement with staff taking whatever steps necessary to ensure administrative cost are kept down. He said he was looking at the forty (40) or more elderly residents on the waiting list, and opined that speaks to the needs of our residents for food. He said he was not comfortable with talking food out of the mouth of somebody that needs it. He shared that he would be speaking with the City Manager about contributing the $2,000.00 from his Council account to close that deficit. Mayor Gilbert applauded Councilman Ighodaro for contributing from his Council account for this purpose. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Williams was out of the chambers during this discussion. (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-144-3043 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON AUGUST September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 5 30, 2016, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR AND A COUNCIL MEMBER FOR RESIDENTIAL AREA SEATS 1 AND 3, AND AT -LARGE SEAT 5, AND A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR A PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE "STADIUM PROPERTIES"; DECLARING THE RESULTS OF SAID ELECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-145-3044 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO TI TRAINING CORP., FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALL OF A USE OF FORCE SIMULATION SYSTEM, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FOURTEEN DOLLARS ($120,914.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-146-3045 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT AN AWARD FOR THE 2016 "THINK GREEN" GRANT FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. OF FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT THE GRANT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-147-3046 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RENEW THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH DJ AUTO COLLISION CENTER, INC., MASTERS PAINT & BODY SHOP, INC., AND WORLD MOTOR CORPORATION, FOR AUTO REPAIR SERVICES FOR THE CITY'S FLEET; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS NOT TO EXCEED THE ALLOCATED BUDGET AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered By Councilman Ighodaro seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 6 unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Nakeischae Smith, Assistant Development Services Director appeared before the City Council to share the Quasi -Judicial Process. The City Clerk Ronetta Taylor administered the Oath to those participating in this Quasi - Judicial Process. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES (LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS) AS OUTLINED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; AMENDING SECTION 6-369 - HOURS AND DAYS OF SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AMENDING SECTION 34-144 - LICENSING COMPLIANCE; AMENDING SECTION 34-145 - LOCATION OF PREMISES; AMENDING SECTION 34-147 - GENERALIZED TABLE OF SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATIONS; AMENDING SECTION 34-287 - USE REGULATIONS, GENERALLY; AMENDING SECTION 34-288 USES PERMITTED WITH EXTRA REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 34-381 - NUMBER OF REQUIRED OFF-STREET PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DISTRICTS AND USES; AMENDING SECTION 34-733 - MASTER USE LIST AND USE DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 7 .. • . old 1 .RL Ural . 1 . . if 1 TA I �. �.. ..AV AA I al lllr� a I MILIr QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Nakeischae Smith, Assistant Development Services Director appeared before the City Council to share the Quasi -Judicial Process. The City Clerk Ronetta Taylor administered the Oath to those participating in this Quasi - Judicial Process. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES (LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS) AS OUTLINED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; AMENDING SECTION 6-369 - HOURS AND DAYS OF SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AMENDING SECTION 34-144 - LICENSING COMPLIANCE; AMENDING SECTION 34-145 - LOCATION OF PREMISES; AMENDING SECTION 34-147 - GENERALIZED TABLE OF SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATIONS; AMENDING SECTION 34-287 - USE REGULATIONS, GENERALLY; AMENDING SECTION 34-288 USES PERMITTED WITH EXTRA REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 34-381 - NUMBER OF REQUIRED OFF-STREET PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DISTRICTS AND USES; AMENDING SECTION 34-733 - MASTER USE LIST AND USE DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 7 AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. There being no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Manager Benson explained this ordinance would allow for the development of microbreweries in the City of Miami Gardens. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. 0 vote. There being no discussion the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7- Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes M-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR THE REZONING OF THE ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY PROPERTY LOCATED AT 16401 NW 37TH AVENUE AND 16400 NW 32ND AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM AU, AGRICULTURE AND UTILITIES DISTRICT AND NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, TO PD, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT; 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) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. There being no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item on first reading. Councilman Williams asked whether there was a conflict because he served on one of the Boards at St. Thomas University. September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 8 Attorney Dickens advised Councilman Williams that there was no conflict. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt 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 Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): ORDINANCE NO. 2016-09-355 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 DWELLING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO R-15, MULTIPLE - FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; 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) (Deferred from July 13, 2016) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item the public hearing closed. Attorney Robert Holland representing the applicant appeared before the Council to indicate all concerns raised by the property owners in this area have been addressed through a Covenant. item. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this There being no further discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 9 Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10-356 N-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY MAS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF NW 31s' AVENUE AND SOUTH OF NW 183" STREET (FOLIO NUMBER 34-2109-001- 0016), MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM EO, ENTERTAINMENT OVERLAY DISTRICT, TO R-25, MULTIPLE -FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1st Reading — July 27, 2016) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item the public hearing closed. item. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes Mayor Gilbert shared that the Council just passed zoning on two developments that are owned by private companies, which the City has no control over. There were no comments on those properties. The only comments were on property the City owns and has control over. N-3) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR THE REZONING OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 18330 & 18450 NW 12TH AVENUE (FOLIO NUMBER 34 -2102 - September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 10 000-0040, 34-2102-000-0041, 34-2102-000-0042, 34-2102-000-0110, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM GP, GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, TO PD, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (1St Reading — July 27, 2016) (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for the public hearing. Mary A. Williams, 18761 NW 390h Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing the senior groups in Miami Gardens. She recounted the intent and purpose for the purchase and development of the above referenced property. She opined once the property is rezoned it can become anything including low-income housing. She said the senior housing development would reduce the size of the Senior Family Center, as well as endanger the lives of senior citizens. She asked the Council members to vote no on the rezoning of this property. Linda H. Holloway, 748 NW 204th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing the seniors. She said the seniors were here tonight because they are concerned about the rezoning of the property. Currently the seniors share space at the Betty T Ferguson Complex, which is at times not too accommodating. In 2009, this property was purchased to construct a Recreation facility to be utilized for seniors only. She asked the Council to continue with the plan started in 2009. Tanya James, 18721 NW l lth Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee. She clarified what the Elderly Advisory Committee's recommendation was back in 2014. She said at that time the Committee was working with the Alliance for Aging with a goal and initiative to create programs for older adults as well as sustainable housing. She said that she stood in solidary on behalf of the Elderly Advisory Committee, with the seniors. She stated the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee is not in support of senior housing on that property. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item on first reading. Mayor Gilbert said that Ms. Flora Johnson, a member of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee was in attendance at a meeting at City Hall when she asked for senior housing. He shared that when elected officials run for office and take the oath they give their word that they are going to do what's best for the entire city. He shared as it relates to this particular property he was the one who suggested the funding mechanism so that the City could actually build the September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 11 senior center. Therefore it is safe to say that he wants the senior center built. The property is huge and can be divided to do housing on one side. He emphasized the City owns this property therefore if the zoning is changed the City is certain whatever the intent is it will not be deviated from. The Council gets to say this rezoning is just for seniors. This is one of the unique properties within this city that the Council can control. He said he was in favor of subdividing it not because he did not care about the residents' opinion because he does. He said the Council can guarantee what the residents want in that development and accommodate seniors that are transitioning out of their homes. Mayor Gilbert shared that he receives calls all the time about the waiting list at St. Monica. He said there has to be a solution for those seniors that are transitioning out of their homes. If there is no senior housing in Miami Gardens to accommodate that transition, those seniors will have to transition out of the City. He said he would not do anything to jeopardize the senior center development. He placed emphasis on the importance of building senior housing now as opposed to later in the future. He said this is a chance to build that senior housing at no cost to the City. Councilman Harris asked what would happen to the senior center if this item was not adopted. Manager Benson in response to Councilman Harris' inquiry said this rezoning would not affect the senior center development. Vice Mayor Robinson said she is aware of the request for senior housing. She said the Council had many options with this property however it elected to put the seniors there. Mayor Gilbert said if the Council approves this rezoning and something comes forward that the Council doesn't like; the Council gets to say no. He emphasized the city owns this property. He said if Ms. Williams agrees to set on the committee with staff and the developers to review the plans for both the housing and the senior center he is comfortable with that. He reiterated that he is comfortable with that because he is comfortable with what the Council's capacity is. Vice Mayor Robinson recalled when this item was first brought before the Council for consideration due to funding requirements she'd asked whether this entity has been approved for the funding. At that time it was understood that this item was to come back before the Council for final consideration. Mayor Gilbert in response to Vice Mayor Robinson shared the funding cycle has not started. Councilwoman Odom pointed out that the wording used here is "multi -family housing." She asked what is to prevent the group from coming in the future with another type of development. Mayor Gilbert reiterated this is unique because this is actually the City's property. He September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 12 said the City is asking to change the zoning on a property it actually owns. Therefore the City would have to vote to put something on this property. Councilwoman Odom said the zoning change is for "residential multi -family dwelling", and asked what is to prevent someone from coming in and placing multi -family housing. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said the Council would prevent it because this is City owned property. Councilwoman Davis asked how far away distance wise is the housing going to be from the senior center. Manager Benson said he could not give a footage distance however the proposed senior housing would be more northwest from the senior center. Also keep in mind the existing farm house will remain, which will act as a barrier between the senior center and the senior housing development. He said there are many ways to design the facilities so that there is no interaction at all. Councilman Williams asked if there was any way the seniors could be included in the process of developing this. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said if Ms. Williams, who is the spokesperson for the senior group wants to provide her services, she can be included. Councilwoman Davis said this item is very important to her because it is in her residential area and whatever the seniors want that is what she is going to go with. Councilman Williams suggested deferring this item until after a meeting has been held with the seniors. Mayor Gilbert said he did not have a problem with deferring this item and scheduling a meeting. He reiterated that at some point we are going to have to have senior housing within the city. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwomen Davis and Odom to defer this item until the October 12th City Council meeting. Vice Mayor Robinson stated that she was surprised and did not understand the seniors having a problem with the Council providing housing for them. She shared that initially she was not for senior housing on this property. However taking other things into consideration she came around. She welcomed a meeting between the seniors and staff. There being further discussion the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members. (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S): September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 13 RESOLUTION NO. 2016-149-3048 0-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI. GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY CALICO INVESTMENTS, LLC., FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 15800 — 15890 N.W. 15th AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FOR A VARIANCE OF SECTION 34-342 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO INCREASE THE LOT COVERAGE FROM 50% TO 68% AND TO INCREASE THE BUILDING AREA FROM 50% TO 71.55%; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (Deferred from July 27, 2016) Manager Benson stated this item was deferred from the last meeting due to advertisement. Staff is recommending moving forward with the variances. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. item. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK 1. City of Miami Gardens AHAC Report for 2016 2. Miami Gardens PD Monthly Report (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Odom invited everyone out to the AIDS/HIV Senior event, September 22, 2016, at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. Councilman Harris invited everyone out to the Food Truck Invasion, third Friday of each month. September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 14 Vice Mayor Robinson invited everyone out to the Meet Me on Monday meeting. The Sickle Cell Foundation was in attendance at yesterday's meeting and provided very invaluable and informative information. Councilwoman Davis announced that Mrs. Rita Pierre, Chair of the Norland Crime Watch lost her daughter. She asked that everyone keep the Pierre family in their prayers. Mayor Gilbert thanked everybody for re-electing him. He said he is always talking about building a community where you can do business; where people can live, work, play. The Council is going to continue to do that. He emphasized the importance of economic development. He further expressed the importance of senior housing for the seniors who are transitioning from their home. (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 8:45 PM. Attest: A ""X � 4 �: /- Ronetta Taylor, MM City Clerk Ll Mayor Oliver Gilbert September 13, 2016 Regular City Council Minutes Page 15