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02.08.2017 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, February 8, 22017, 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 Erhabor Ighodaro, and Council members Lillie Q. Odom, Lisa C. Davis, Rodney Harris, Felicia Robinson and David Williams Jr. 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 —January 11, 2017 D-2) LPA Minutes - January 25, 2017 D-3) Regular City Council Minutes — January 25, 2017 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, 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 Council. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Councilwoman Robinson added a presentation at Item No. F-3 Mayor Gilbert added a presentation as Item F-4 Item K-7 was pulled from the Consent Agenda. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the Official Agenda with the additions. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the Official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council members present. February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 1 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilman David Williams Jr, - Special Recognitions Councilman Williams presented "Certificates of Special Recognition", to individuals and organizations that contributed to the 2016 Elementary School Science and Engineering Fair. F-2) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro — Special Recognitions Vice Mayor Ighodaro presented the three Black History Essay "The Crisis in Black History Education" Contest Winners with Lap Top Computers. The winners were from Barbara Hawkins Elementary School. F-3) Councilwoman Robinson invited Ms. Carol Lawrence to come forward for the presentation. Ms. Lawrence a Board Member of the Women's Breast Heart Initiative (WBHI), appeared before the City Council and shared that this Non -Profit organization galvanizes volunteers to knock on doors to encourage women to get screening, and provide them with the resources to get a mammogram as well as heart testing. This event will take place in Miami Gardens, March 4, 11 and 18th F-4) Mayor Gilbert presented a proclamation proclaiming February 8, 2017, as "Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier Day" in the City of Miami Gardens. Ms. Pelissier the second runner up for Miss Universe 2017, was afforded an opportunity for comments. She thanked Mayor Gilbert for this honor. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Lendell, Jackson, 1271 NW 174th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the City Council for their due diligence in a matter that came before the Council before the Christmas Holiday. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 10' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and shared the drainage issues in the Coconut Cay community have not been addressed. She invited the Mayor and Council as well as city administration to tour the Coconut Cay and Majorica Isles communities. She opined the CDD does not benefit the residents in this area. (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: February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 2 RESOLUTION NO. 2017-19-3124 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING THE APPOINTMENT OF LYNDA STRACHAN-ROBERTS TO THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-20-3125 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING THE APPOINTMENT OF JUANITA WALKER TO THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-21-3126 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR'S APPOINTMENT OF SANDRA MCDOWELL TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE TERM OF COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-22-3127 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF ELVIS CAINES TO, THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-23-3128 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE WOMEN'S BREAST AND HEART INITIATIVE (WBHI) BY PROVIDING MEETING SPACE AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 3 FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-24-3129 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING HOUSE BILL 111, WHICH PROVIDES AN EXEMPTION FROM PUBLIC RECORDS REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF A WITNESS TO A MURDER; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-26-3131 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO DAYTONA HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF DAYTONA, FLORIDA FOR THE PURCHASE OF FOUR (4) 2017 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHP ROAD KING MOTORCYCLES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FLORIDA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION CONTRACT NUMBER FSA16-VEH14.0, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED EIGHTY- EIGHT THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($88,800.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-27-3132 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH SAFEWARE, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF A CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERA SOLUTION, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY-EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHT - NINE DOLLARS AND SEVENTY-SEVEN CENTS ($58,589.77), BY RELYING UPON U.S. COMMUNITIES GOVERNMENT PURCHASING ALLIANCE RFP NUMBER 11-205753-10; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-28-3133 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO METRO EXPRESS, INC., FOR SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT & February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 4 INSTALLATION; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASES ORDERS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS NOT TO EXCEED THE ALLOCATED BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda, as read. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-25-3130 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO WORK WITH NORTH DADE YOUTH & FAMILY TO SUBMIT A RESPONSE TO THE CHILDREN'S TRUST REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NUMBER 2017-04: FAMILY AND NEIGHBORHOOD SUPPORT PARTNERSHIPS; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT, ALONG WITH ALL RELATED DOCUMENTATION, IF THIS GRANT IS AWARDED; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Councilman Williams declared a conflict. He stated that he was the Interim Director of this entity before leaving the City Council Chambers while this item was being considered. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Please note, Councilman Williams was not present when this vote was taken. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Nakeischae Smith, Planning and Zoning Director appeared before the City Council to explain the Quasi -Judicial Hearing. Ronetta Taylor, City Clerk sworn in all parties participating in this Quasi -Judicial Process. February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 5 Mayor Gilbert stated that as it relates to the Jennings Disclosure, he had met with representatives as it related to the Quasi -Judicial items, and can be fair and objective. (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 MANHEIM REMARKETING, INC., FOR THE REZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED SOUTH OF NORTHWEST 215TH STREET, EAST OF NORTHWEST 47TH AVENUE, IN MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL 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. Wendy Frangois, appeared before the City Council representing the applicant to solicit approval of this item on first reading. She said this is a companion to the rezoning item that was held on first reading at the January 25, 2017, City Council meeting. She further shared that representatives met with the neighbors and the local civic associations in this area. She stated the feedback from those meetings has been very positive. She opined this project will be great for the community and will bring in 29,000 jobs. After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion the motion to adopt this item on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote Vice Mayor Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 6 (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-29-3134 0-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPROVING THE SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY DOGGIES GONE WILD, TO ALLOW OVERNIGHT PET BOARDING FOR DOGS WITHIN THE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (I-1) FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 16555 N.W. 13TH AVENUE, SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS LISTED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS ATTACHED HERE TO AS EXHIBIT "C"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Ighodaro and left the meeting at 7:35 PM, and returned at 7:40 PM. Ms. Smith, Planning and Zoning Director explained this application is an existing facility and is wanting to add overnight boarding. Vice Mayor Ighodaro opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on the item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. Councilman Williams asked whether the additional waste was addressed. Marco Ramirez, owner of Doggies Gone Wild, Inc., appeared before the City Council in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry and shared that the facility has a special pickup for bio -degradable waste. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the City Council. Vice Mayor Ighodaro relinquished the gavel to Mayor Gilbert. (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) City Manager Monthly Report February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 7 (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Williams shared that he is hosting a Community Outreach event, Saturday, February 11, 2017. The event will take place at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, and is not an UPPAC event. Councilman Williams broached the subject of the Education Compact and provided the Council with documentation on the subject matter. He said information from the Finance Director indicates there is a total of $25,000.00, in the account. This entity is sort of active, but inactive as well. The Charter is due to expire in March. If this entity is to be reactivated, each Council member has to appoint a member to the Board of Directors. Mayor Gilbert conveyed agreement that something needs to be done with the Education Compact and would support the item. He suggested appointing Dr. Gallon to this entity. He suggested holding a workshop on this item. Councilwoman Davis acknowledged Ms. Flora Johnson, Chair of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren for her outstanding work in the Community. She also shared that Ashley Stewart featured Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in a national newsletter. She further encouraged residents to attend their neighborhood crime prevention meetings. Councilman Williams said that he would like to have a report on Shot Spotters and how this program is working out for the City of Miami Gardens Councilman Harris announced that on tomorrow evening the Crestview Rolling Oats community is hosting its neighborhood crime prevention meeting at Rolling Oats Park, starting at 6:30 PM. He also announced that the Food Truck Invasion will return, Friday, February 17tH He shared that Councilwoman Robinson's healthy initiative will join this event with a dance-a- thon. Councilwoman Robinson shared continuing with the Healthy Heart Initiative the Red Dress/Red Wine event will take place this coming Friday. This is a free event open to the public. The regularly scheduled Meet Me Monday event will take place Monday, February 13th, at Carol City Park from 6:00 — 8:00 PM. She invited young ladies between the ages of 11 to 17, to join her for a Meet Me at the Movies event, Monday, February 20, 2017. Lastly, the next community yard sale, which takes place every three months, will take place April Stn Vice Mayor Ighodaro acknowledge Tristan for supporting the Black History Program. He further acknowledged Mr. Neloms and his Parks and Recreation staff for doing an excellent job. He shared that the Florida Memorial Homecoming Parade will take place this Saturday. He invited everyone to come out. Mayor Gilbert invited everyone to come out to the Trayvon Martin Walk. He shared at the beginning of the meeting the news reporter was present. They are going to do a story about the former chief of police. He shared the news reporter did not show for the Science and Engineer Fair, or cover the project that will create thousands of jobs, nor did they show up at the Community center to see the free violin classes. He stated that his point is the news media will February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 8 only show for bad things. He emphasized the importance of people from this community taking pride in the positive things that are happening like economic growth and development, in this community. (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 and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:57 PM. Attest: N Ronetta Taylor, M , City Clerk (` liver Gilbert, Mayor February 8, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 9