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10.26.2016 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 26, 2016 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, October 26, 2016, beginning at 7:01 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27`h Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson and Council Members Lisa C. Davis, Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, David Williams Jr., and. Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron 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 —September 28, 2016 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the minutes with the necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion the motion to approve 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) Item K-5, was pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilwoman Odom. The following item sponsored by Mayor Gilbert was added to the official agenda as Item L-1 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO TO SERVE AS VICE MAYOR FOR A TWO YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE" Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the official agenda with the necessary changes/amendments. October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 1 There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis — Liz Garcia re: Domestic Violence Liz Garcia appeared before the City Council to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and to clear up the misconception that this behavior is between a man and a woman. She emphasized the importance of making the public school systems more aware of this behavior as it relates to the students and the difference between bullying and domestic violence. F-2) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis — Rodney Smith: Next Level Martial Arts Academy Mr. Smith a representative of Next Level Martial Arts Academy appeared before the City Council with some of his students. The class demonstrated several visual moves one could use for self-defence. F-3) Councilman David Williams Jr., - Special Presentation Councilman Williams presented Ms. Alecia Bethel with a Certificate of Special Recognition for her contributions to the City of Miami Gardens in the area of health education. F-4) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro — Hispanic Heritage Presentation Councilman Ighodaro shared that October is Hispanic Heritage month. Last week the City held its third annual Hispanic Heritage Event, where members of the community and Miami Gardens employees were recognized. Councilman Ighodaro introduced The Honorable Frantz Pierre, Council member for the City of North Miami Beach. Councilman Pierre appeared before the City Council to expound on the Haitian Relief Effort and what the City of Miami Gardens can do to assist those efforts. He shared that he has been appointed "Goodwill Ambassador" for ASAP Haiti Relief. This is an association of 12 Haitian Mayors who wish to promote awareness of the catastrophic hurricane (Mathew) that badly damaged Haiti earlier this month. He solicited the Council's support with the relief efforts. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to share that the City of North Miami Beach is in the process of privatizing its water department. He opined this would pose a tremendous increase in water and sewer charges for Miami Gardens' residents who are serviced by the City of North Miami Beach. Edward J. Robinson, 1975 NW 179th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the Building Department's compliance policy. He related that he received a complaint from the City that his stamped driveway, which was installed in 2000, was a tripping hazard. He said he went to Miami -Dade County to have the driveway brought into compliance and was told there was no issue with the driveway. He further shared October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 2 that he has since gone to the public works department as well as revisited the City's building department. He said he just wanted to get a letter from the City stating the matter has been resolved and his driveway is in compliance. Gilbert asked the City Manager to designate a staff member to speak with Mr. Robinson. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.n RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2016-173-3072 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF PROTECTION GRANTS LP1320B IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($250,000.00); 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. 2016-174-3073 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CANCELING THE NOVEMBER 23, 2016, AND DECEMBER 28, 2016, CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-175-3074 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF PROTECTION GRANTS LP13209 IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000.00); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT THE GRANT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 3 FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-176-3075 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK, TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO VIEVU, LLC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF A BODY WORN CAMERA SOLUTION, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX DOLLARS ($277,976.00), BY RELYING ON MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CONTRACT NUMBER RFP -00168; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt the Consent Agenda as read. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice of the Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2016-177-3076 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ASSIST THE FRIENDS OF MIAMI GARDENS, INC. TO EXPAND THEIR MISSION AND THE CREATION OF A FICTITIOUS NAME ENTITY; AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PAY FOR ANY FEES RELATED TO THE AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FOR THE FRIENDS OF MIAMI GARDENS, INC. AND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS REGISTRATION, AUTHORIZING CITY STAFF TO ASSIST THE ORGANIZATION WITH UNDERTAKING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilwoman Odom asked the City Manager to further expound on this item. Judy Marsie-Hazen, Development Services Director appeared before the City Council and explained that many of the grants available require a 501(c)3, designation, which most municipalities do not have. She shared the City has a relationship with Friends of Miami Gardens, which she is trying to use as a vehicle to secure economic development grants. October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 4 Friends of Miami Gardens had a meeting on last week and voted to continue its relationship with the City of Miami Gardens in a very active manner. The amendment to the Friends of Miami Gardens would include an Economic Development component. Mayor Gilbert clarified the Friends of Miami Gardens wants to include Economic Development. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilman Ighodaro to adopt this item. At the conclusion of this discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2016-178-3077 L-1 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO TO SERVE AS VICE MAYOR FOR A TWO YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Mayor Gilbert passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Robinson before explaining that he was nominating Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro as Vice Mayor. The duties of Vice Mayor are outlined in the City's Charter. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Robinson to adopt this item. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Nakeischea Smith, Planning and Zoning Director appeared before the City Council to explain the Quasi -Judicial portion of the agenda. Clerk 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, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY GREENSPOON MARDER ON BEHALF OF EASTGROUP PROPERTIES FOR THE REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 21001 N.W. 27TH AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 5 EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM AU — AGRICULTURAL AND UTILITIES DISTRICT WITH AN ENTERTAINMENT OVERLAY TO AU- AGRICULTURAL AND UTILITIES DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR 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. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to inquire as to whether this item is the same as the TopGolf item. Mayor Gilbert in response to Ms. Smith's inquiry said the items were not the same. Ms. Smith said she was concerned about the youth and the potential for job opportunities to keep them out of trouble. Tommy Altheme, 20435 NW 23rd Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to ask whether the applicant has done a traffic study based on what is to be built there. Manager Benson in response to Ms. Smith's inquiry about TopGolf shared that item will come before the City Council at the November 91h meeting. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item the public hearing closed. Alicia Lewis, 200 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1800, Fort Lauderdale Florida, appeared before the City Council as the representative for this application. She said the rezoning, is only a small (62 acres) portion of the 300 plus acres site from Agricultural & Utilities and EO -Entertainment Overlay to AU- Agriculture & Utilities will allow for light industrial uses. She further shared that the Eastgroup develops high end developments all across Florida and the Carolinas. As it relates to Ms. Smith's concern about job opportunities; between 1500-2000 jobs are anticipated. As it relates to Mr. Altheme's concern a traffic study even though it is not required, will be conducted. Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwomen Odom and Davis to adopt this item on first reading Mayor Gilbert stated that he liked this project. He said we do need entertainment, but we also need industrial and job creation. He said industrial is taxed at a higher rate and requires fewer municipal services. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 6 Councilwoman Odom: Yes Vice Mayor Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1 City Manager's Quarterly Report P-2 MGPD Monthly Report — September 2016 (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Ighodaro thanked the Mayor and City Council for their vote of confidence. He recounted approximately one year ago he'd hosted a Black Business Expo. There was a panel that talked about what could be done to empower our residents and businesses. Out of that discussion job creation was a priority. He announced the City of Miami Gardens Procurement Department will be hosting an Economic Development Workshop, Wednesday, November 10, 2016, at the Betty T. Ferguson Center, starting at 5:00 PM. This is a free workshop and the public is encouraged to attend. He thanked the City Manager for his leadership and he extended a special thanks and acknowledgement to Lindell Miller, Procurement Manager for the City of Miami Gardens. Councilman Williams congratulated Councilman Ighodaro on his appointment as Vice Mayor. Councilwoman Davis congratulated Councilman Ighodaro on his appointment as Vice Mayor. She further highlighted the importance of supporting victims of Domestic Violence and encouraged everyone to wear purple. She announced that tickets are on sale for the Wine and Food Experience Event scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016. Councilman Harris congratulated Councilman Ighodaro on his appointment as Vice Mayor. Vice Mayor Robinson thanked everyone for their participation during the Pink Events she's held for the month of October in recognition of Cancer Awareness. She shared that she is happy to have served as Vice Mayor for the past two years. She invited everyone out to the Doll Season event scheduled for Sunday, November 13th, at the Betty T. Ferguson Center. This is a free event; all ages are welcomed to attend. October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 7 Mayor Gilbert thanked Councilwoman Robinson for her invaluable service as Vice Mayor for the past two years. He shared that he could not do all the things that he has to do without the team effort. There were many times he called Councilwoman Robinson at the last minute to attend an event because he had to be someplace else. She never hesitated to assist and for that he really appreciated her due diligence. He said Vice Mayor Ighodaro will now be doing the same thing and for that he (Gilbert) appreciates him (Ighodaro). Mayor Gilbert encouraged everyone to go out to the polls to vote dumg the Presidential election, November 8, 2016. There are two early voting sites in Miami Gardens (Betty T. Ferguson Center and the North Dade Regional Library). (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, d upon a motion being duly made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM. Attest: Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MNe, City Clerk October 26, 2016 City Council Minutes Page 8 Oct 24, 2016 City of North Miami Beach, Florida COUNCILMAN FRANTZ PIERRE Dear Philanthropic Friend, I receive the honor of being appointed "Goodwill Ambassador" for ASAP HAITI RELIEF. It is an association of 12 Haitian Mayors who wish to promote awareness of the catastrophic hurricane (Mathew) that badly damaged Haiti earlier this month and to solicit emergency aid from philanthropic friends. Our relationship in recent years proved that you are one of those I can count on. Attached is a letter written by the president of the consortium of affected mayors. It will provide details on the nature of help they are requesting. You can either sponsor a small immediate project, donate equipment or supplies, or make a monetary contribution in any amount. No amount is too small. I also entrust you to disseminate copies of this package to your corporate partners, your friends, your synagogue, or your church as you deem necessary. I thank you in advance for your pledged support. if you have any question, feei free to contact me at my personal cell, which is 786-381-4229. GratefullykEd. Frantz Te, Council member, City of North Miami Beach 17011 N.E. 19th. Ave 9 North Miami Beach, FL 33162-3111 . (305) 948-2900 9 Fax: (305) 957-3602 . www.citynmb.com • • • . triUSU' ILgS H.E. X41' nnw" e gn6 o MAN,, RaIda IKK Tao. USA �Ssa� 510 -Saw HAM p o D wta o a u October 13, 2016 Dear Prospective Donors, For the second time in under a decade, Haiti is reeling from a catastrophic natural disaster that has caused mass fatalities and ravaged much of its already -vulnerable infrastructure. Hurricane Matthew, the most brutal Caribbean storm in recent history, brought 140 mph winds, storm surges, and pummeling rains, Thus, devastated Haiti. The images found at the end of this release are real. There are not from a war zone. There are from a struggling Haiti. Official figures reveal that 2.4 million people are affected by the hurricane in a country with a population of i 0 million. Abuut 1,200 peopie have already lost their lives. A massive 1.4 million people (or 13 percent of the population) require immediate aid and assistance over the next few months. Concurrently, nearly 900,000 children are menaced by this catastrophe and its dangerous aftermath. Eighty percent of homes in the most affected region have been damaged or destroyed Homes and crops along the coast lines gave been wiped out Nearly 160; 000 people are living in shelters. Hundreds of schools are out of function. Cholera cases are growing rapidly, making safe, clean water a top priority. In recent years, the millions collected by international organizations hardly reach the suburbs where the help is really needed. Aware of this fatal reality, a group of 12 mayors from the municipalities that were the most affected met and decided to speak in one voice. A consortium was created to promote awareness and to bring back life in the often times forgotten areas. ASAP HAITI RELIEF .is thus created. As the official organ of Haitian Mayors affected by this natural catastrophe, ASAP Haiti Relief, Inc. accepts the responsibility and the challenge to meet the urgent needs of the population on many fronts — quickly, effectively and efficiently. Your donation to us will help take rapid lifesaving action in the most affected areas, especially where children and families are suffering from this storm of catastrophic proportion. They are 4 ways that you can help: 1- ADOPT -A -PROJECT Below is a list of 18 small crucial projects that the mayors wish to complete in the short-term. Adopt one. A proclamation will be sent to the donor. That particular project will bear the donors' or the organization's name upon completion, 2- DONATION OF HEAVY ENGINES and SANITATION MATERIALS Those small municipalities are in dire need for machinery and any equipment that can help with street cleaning, tree trimming, roads reopening such as: dump trucks, tractors, garbage disposal containers (residential and commercial) etc.. 3- EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES We gladly accept donations of water, canned goods, toiletries (soaps, detergent, toothpastes, toothbrushes), linens, diapers, feminine hygiene products, first-aid kits, alcohol, insect repellents, flashlight, generators, solar panels, and inverters. 4- MONETARY DONATION V accept monetary contribution in any amount. Donate with confidence for 90% of every dollar received goes directly towards emergency operations. Checks must be payable to " ASAP HAITI RELIEF ". Our mailing address in the U.S.A. is 159 N.E. 54th Street, # 916 - Miami, Florida 33137. We thank you for giving full consideration to our proposals. This is more than helping some Haitian brothers and sisters. This is playing your part in saving mankind. We will end with this quote found in the Bible, in Matthew 25 verse 40 "Every time you deliver good deeds to the little ones, you did it for me, says the Lord" We are certain that your generosity will be rewarded by higher power in exponential proportion. Very truly, Jean-Claude Mondesir, President of the Consortiuph of Affected Mavo' s in Haiii 1 1 , �lb . � �i�..4.t "'�"'r�" � ..rte• � ' �-- , �� - •41.0 wd-P,:� p".1,IL �'+,' I � - r : '11 !' .ter_ •w�Af i s or - 1 S i -Y ~Now" W -F .'- . PF 1 yy f� 1 11 ! ' •� ? - �f yI M rr, �'•��IIIlilllllllill�� �! w ir OF _ kk 4 4w, 7TV WILL 26 i- ' ib MR 0 TA I LIST OF 18 SMALL IMMEDIATE, CUCIAL PROJECTS THAT WISH TO FIND DONORS ASAP: Project A — Partial Reconstruction of Elementary School. Anticipated cost $ 36,685 Project B — Refurbishing of LAZILE CHURCH — Anticipated cost $ 58,485 Project c: - Re -roof and replenish Morning Star Orphanage. Anticipated cost: 32,000 Project D — Resurfacing of Main Street (1,5 miles) Anticipated cost $ 60,000 Project E — Refunctioning of Tiburon Health Clinic Anticipated cost $ 58,420 Project F — Rebuild East side Professional School, Estimated cost $40, 250 Project G- Repair and Replenish High School, Estimated cost: $55,000 Project H — Revamp the Library in Dame -Marie. Estimated cost: $38, 657 Project I — Presbytery in Camp -Perrin < Estimated cost: $28,25 Project J — Baptist Church Re -roofing. Estimated cost $36,800 Project K — Restore and refurbish Municipal Park. Estimated cost $ 18,450 Project L — Restore the main Municipal Garden. Estimated repair cost 23,600 Project M- Construction of an Emergency Shelter $20,000 Project N - Short-term Operation of Fmergency She ter 30,000 Project O - Artesian Wells digging and functioning Estimated cost: $ 17, 815 Project P — Main River drainage and walling Estimated cost; $ 45,400 Project Q — Construction of public showers and toilets. Estimated cost $35,000 Project R - ReVamp Drainage of the main streets. Estimated cost: $ 49.260 PLEASE, FILL OUT THE BOTTOM PART TO DONATE OR TO ADOPT ONE OR MORE OF THOSE PROJECTS Name of Donor or Organization: Address in the U. S. A. Email Address Phone numbers Project(s) Adopted Estimated cost: OR I CANNOT ADOPT A PROJECT, BUT I CAN MAKE A DONATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $ Checks are made payable to: ASAP HAITI RELIEF Our Mailing address is: 159 N.E. 54th Street, # 916 — Miami, Florida 33137