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09.28.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27t" 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, Lillie Q. Odom, 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 —September 13, 2016 D-2) Special City Council Minutes — September 13, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the minutes with the necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The City Attorney removed Item K-7 from the Official Agenda. This item will be placed on the October 12th City Council Agenda. The following items were added to the official agenda as: ITEM K-7 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) FROM 01-12-512-492-00, THE CITY MANAGER'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT TO SUPPORT THE FOUNTAIN OF NEW LIFE CHURCH UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND TO SUPPORT THE MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH CHEERLEADING TEAM FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS" ITEM K-8 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM 01-11-01-511-490-01, THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS OF MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH AND TO SUPPORT THE MIAMI CAROL CITY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND ITS UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS" ITEM K-9 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT TO SPONSOR THE USE OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE ROOM AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX FOR THE RIDE FOR GENE BIKE RIDE BREAKFAST EVENT" ITEM K-10 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER 2016 AS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH" ITEM K-11 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORT EFFORTS TO COMBAT SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA" Councilman Ighodaro asked a procedural question as it relates to the appointment of the Vice Mayor. Mayor Gilbert explained the process is that the Mayor brings an item. He said he has not brought an item forward as of yet. Anyone can bring the item; it is has typically been brought forward by the Mayor because the Vice Mayor does not have an actual role. He said he has not decided on a recommendation for vice mayor. He told Councilman Ighodaro that he was more than welcomed to bring an item if he wanted to. Councilman Ighodaro asked if there was a time frame to appoint a Vice Mayor. Mayor Gilbert said if it is left up to him he would probably bring an item within the next couple of meetings. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the Official Agenda with the necessary additions/deletions. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 None (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Gorema Tolliver, 16230 NW 27' Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with getting a warning notice of violation from Code Compliance. She said that she is a senior citizen on a fixed income and wanted to know about financial or manpower assistance with taking care of the violations. Mayor Gilbert in response to Ms. Tolliver's inquiry indicated that Darian Martin, Assistant to the City Manager would speak with her about this issue. He further said he would also contact Ms. Tolliver regarding her concerns. Ulysses Harvard, 16201 NW 22nd Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to inquire about the appointment of a new Vice Mayor. He asked how long is it going to take before that appointment is made. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE MAYORAL RACE; PROVIDING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTION IF APPLICABLE; PROVIDING FOR CLOSE OF ELECTION BOOKS; APPROVING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FORM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR A CANVASSING BOARD; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2016-12-358 I-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 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) (Is' Reading — September 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. Manager Benson said there has been a change in the amount since the first reading of this item. The total borrowing amount would be $6,000,000.00, instead of the $6,750,000, originally approved on first reading. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to amend the ordinance reducing the amount from 6.75 Million to 6 Million. There being no further discussion on the amendment, the motion to amend passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Williams asked whether this item was related to Item K-7, which was removed from the official agenda earlier in the meeting. Councilman Benson in response to Councilman Williams said that the two items were related. The item pulled relates to the settlement of the lawsuit. Once that item comes back, funds from that settlement will be used to pay down on the bond. The settlement is approximately 4.2 Million Dollars. Attorney Dickens said there are things that need to be paid for that are not a part of the litigation. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2016-13-359 1-2) AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THE MAYORAL RACE; PROVIDING FOR RUN-OFF ELECTION IF APPLICABLE; PROVIDING FOR CLOSE OF ELECTION BOOKS; APPROVING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FORM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR A CANVASSING BOARD; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) 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 Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (.I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 RESOLUTION NO. 2016-151-3050 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-152-3051 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2016, AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; AUTHORIZING THE ALLOCATION OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000) FROM THE SEAT -6 SPECIAL EVENTS ACCOUNT TO THIS EVENT, AND THE USE OF CITY HALL'S COURTYARD, ON A DAY IN OCTOBER TO BE DETERMINED BY STAFF; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-153-3052 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RENEW THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH AVMED, INC., FOR EMPLOYEE GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO, 2016-154-3053 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH IMPERIAL ELECTRIC & LIGHTING SUPPLY, INC. AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING SERVICE, INC., FOR SECURITY AND SPORTS LIGHTING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE, NUNC PRO TUNC TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2016; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS, ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-156-3055 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, REJECTING ALL PROPOSALS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO INVITATION TO BID NUMBER 15-16-039, FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENTS & INSTALLATION ANNUAL CONTRACT; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RE -SOLICIT THE BID FOR THE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND INSTALLATION OF THE CITY'S SIDEWALKS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-155-3054 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2016, OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $6,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING AND REIMBURSING THE CITY FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AND POLICE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AWARDING THE SALE OF THE BONDS TO TD BANK, N.A.; PROVIDING FOR SECURITY FOR THE BONDS; PROVIDING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE BONDS; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) . 011PIN IJ OF SAW . MR 60110 ., . ..AE..,, &I ON M 10 101 1111 kwallklm • NO "'M 11 hl _IIIIIIAL11 11 ELVA OU VOW. �.. . .. III Ask LFA 11 ... September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-157-3056 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) FROM 01-12-512-492-00, THE CITY MANAGER'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT TO SUPPORT THE FOUNTAIN OF NEW LIFE CHURCH UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS AND TO SUPPORT THE MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH CHEERLEADING TEAM FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-158-3057 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM 01-11-01-511-490- 01, THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS OF MIAMI NORLAND SENIOR HIGH AND TO SUPPORT THE MIAMI CAROL CITY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND ITS UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-159-3058 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT TO SPONSOR THE USE OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE ROOM AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX FOR THE RIDE FOR GENE BIKE RIDE BREAKFAST EVENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-160-3059 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER 2016 AS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-161-3060 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORT EFFORTS TO COMBAT SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) None QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Nakeischea Smith, Director of Planning and Zoning appeared before the City Council to outline the Quasi -Judicial Process. Clerk Taylor administered the Oath to those individuals participating in this Quasi - Judicial Process. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARINGS(S): None (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14-360 N-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 September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 9 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 AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1St Reading — September 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. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15-361 N-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; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1St Reading — September 13, 2016) September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 10 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 Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. Councilman Williams asked Attorney Dickens whether he had a conflict with Item N-2 because he serves on one of the University's Boards. Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry replied there was no conflict. vote. There being no further discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) Miami Gardens Police Department Monthly Report — August 2016 (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams thanked the staff of the Zoning Department for taking care of some issues in the community. He asked whether staff was being proactive to prevent the spread of Zika in Miami Gardens. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said staff has been preparing and proactive to fight the spread of the Zika virus for several weeks. City parks are also equip with the necessary mosquito repellant. The City has also been working with Miami -Dade County to address the issue of standing water not only with abandoned properties but with private properties where there might be standing water in swimming pools. Councilman Williams said it would have nice if the Council members were made aware of this. Mayor Gilbert in response to Councilman Williams' comment shared information was emailed and eblasted. September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 11 Councilwoman Davis reminded everyone that October is Domestic Violence Month. She encouraged everyone to wear purple in recognition of the many victims for domestic violence. Councilwoman Odom thanked the Parks and Recreation Department for their invaluable assistance during the National HIV/AIDS Awareness event for the aging. Vice Mayor Robinson shared that during the month of October the City is painted "Pink" in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. Several activities have been planned for the month of October. In addition educational information can be found on the City's website. Councilman Williams announced the Science Fair will take place December 12 and 13, 2016. He shared the City of Miami Gardens is the only municipality in the country to host its own Science and Engineering Fair. Councilwoman Davis announced Ms. Rita Pierre's daughter passed away this past weekend. She encouraged everyone to keep this family in their prayers and to give Ms. Pierre a call as well. Mayor Gilbert encouraged everyone to drop Ms. Pierre a note or give her a call. Councilwoman Odom shared that Pastor Nettie Davis' children moved her to Jacksonville, Florida, because of her illness. She asked that everyone keep Pastor Davis in their prayers. Mayor Gilbert shared he was invited to speak at the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. The panel he was invited to speak on was about communities that are doing innovative things. He said the City did not submit an application and only three (3) mayors from around the country was invited to participate. He further shared that the city has cleared the first hurdle to build a Performance Theater for the City of Miami Gardens. He stated we are going to continue to move this, city forward in every way at all times. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further discussion to come before this Body and upon a motion being duly made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM. Attest: Ronetta Taylor, MNWCity Clerk T-1 (:V�� Oliver Gilbert, Mayor September 28, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 12