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02.22.2017 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FEBRUARY 22, 2017 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, beginning at 7:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27`" Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, and Council members: Lillie Q. Odom, Lisa C. Davis, Rodney Harris, Felicia Robinson and David Williams Jr., Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro was not present. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to excuse the absence of Vice Mayor Ighodaro. There being no discussion, the motion to excuse the absence of Vice Mayor Ighodaro passed by a unanimous voice vote of the Council members present. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron D. Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta. (B) INVOCATION Mayor Gilbert delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes —February 8, 2017 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve the minutes passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following items were added to the official agenda as Items K-10 and K-11, respectively. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF MIAMI CAROL CITY PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SHOWMOBILE IN SUPPORT OF THE MIAMI CAROL CITY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 1 COMMUNITY PICNIC ON APRIL 8, 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIVES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ROLLING OAKS PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SHOWMOBILE FOR THE HBCU PICNIC SPONSORED BY THE ACADEMIC HUSTLE ON JULY 8, 2017; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Attorney Dickens provided a revised Item K-6. Manager Benson removed Item K-7 from the official agenda. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Official Agenda, with the necessary additions/deletions. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council Members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom — Black History Presentation Councilwoman Odom presented a plaque to Ms. Linda Hodges Holloway for her extraordinary work and contributions to this community. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, Apt. 102, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his concern of the current federal mandate that is seeking to recruit local law enforcement to aide in the mandatory deportation of undocumented immigrants, he stated that he hopes the Miami Gardens' Police Department will not participate in this process. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 10 Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council requesting that the City Manager and MGPD start a task force to target Home Owners' Associations for corruption and fraud. She also stated that she and Commissioner Edmonson have partnered to recruit "young people" that are U.S. Citizens and Miami Gardens Residents for employment to aide in crime prevention. Vanessa Wilcox, 2000 NW 186th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to speak on the issue relating to Walmart that aired on Channel 10 labeling the City of Miami Gardens as "Bad City". She feels that the Miami Gardens' Walmart stores are not up to par and that her constant complains to the managers are not being heard. She also noted that the movie, Moonlight, will bring positivity to the City as some of the actors are local. February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 2 Ulysses Harvard, 16201 NW 22nd Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his concern with the community pool being only 5 feet deep. He opined children cannot learn how to swim in a pool that small. He requested that the Council change the measurements from 5 feet to 10 feet or bigger. Mykita Cherry -Prime, 3101 NW 171 It Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the Council Members, MGPD and Keep Miami Gardens Beautiful for their part in making the "Wall Beautification Project" a success. She announced the Miami Gardens Progressive Young Adults meeting times and stated that there are more projects in the works and encouraged more community participation. Sardebra Wright, 20062 NW 36th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express her concern with Bunche Park Pool being only 5 feet deep. She feels that this is sending a message to the children of the City because in her opinion they are not receiving the same opportunities as children in other communities. Mayor Gilbert asked that the City Manager arrange a time with the consultants to come out and speak to the residents about the community pool. There being no other interested parties to speak during public comments. Public comments were closed. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.l) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2017-30-3135 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING FEBRUARY AS HIT AND RUN AWARENESS MONTH; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-31-3136 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING THE APPOINTMENT OF DENETRYA BROOKINS TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 3 PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-32-3137 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK IN THE MONTH OF APRIL IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-33-3138 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND, AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) FROM COUNCILMAN HARRIS' SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, FOR A CAMPING TRIP TO THE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-34-3139 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, COMMENDING THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CITY CLERKS FOR ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-35-3140 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING FROM THE CITY, COUNTY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION OF THE FLORIDA BAR, TO SUPPORT A LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT THESE GRANT IN THE FUTURE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) • 41OWSSA21 February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 4 RESOLUTION NO. 2017-37-3142 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC., NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-38-3143 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000.00) FOR THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES RFP NUMBER 07-44111513-K; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2017-39-3144 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF MIAMI CAROL CITY PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SHOWMOBILE IN SUPPORT OF THE MIAMI CAROL CITY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY PICNIC ON APRIL 8,2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO, 2017-40-3145 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ROLLING OAKS PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 5 •E FAWIMk • _ • • • RESOLUTION NO. 2017-37-3142 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC., NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-38-3143 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000.00) FOR THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES RFP NUMBER 07-44111513-K; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2017-39-3144 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF MIAMI CAROL CITY PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS SHOWMOBILE IN SUPPORT OF THE MIAMI CAROL CITY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL COMMUNITY PICNIC ON APRIL 8,2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO, 2017-40-3145 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ROLLING OAKS PARK AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 5 SHOWMOBILE FOR THE HBCU PICNIC SPONSORED BY THE ACADEMIC HUSTLE ON JULY 8, 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Motion offered by Councilwoman 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 City Council Members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) None QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARING(S)/JENNINGS DISCLOSURE: 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. Mayor Gilbert stated that as it relates to the Jennings Disclosure, he had met with members of the community regarding 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 FOR THE REZONING OF THE PACE HIGH SCHOOL AND MARIAN CENTER PROPERTY, LOCATED AT 15600 NW 32ND AVENUE AND 15701 NW 37TH AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM AU, AGRICULTURE AND UTILITIES TO PD, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 6 After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis 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 6-0 vote Vice Mayor Ighodaro: Out of town Councilman Harris: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-41-3146 0-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY GARDENS AND 27, LLC FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 17942 N.W. 27TH AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FOR A VARIANCE OF SECTION 34- 667© TO ALLOW FOR TWO MONUMENT SIGNS EACH 23 FEET IN HEIGHT, WHERE THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED HEIGHT IS 15 FEET; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. William Delgado, 3214 SW 175th Avenue, Miramar, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition of this item. Willie Urbieta, 2701 NW 183`d Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition of this item. February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 7 Barbara Howard, 234 NW 161 st Street, North Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition of this item. After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Mayor Gilbert then asked if the applicant wished to make a presentation. Chris Collins with CPH presented on behalf of the applicant seeking the Council's support for this item. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 5-1 vote. Vice Mayor Ighodaro: Out of town Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: No Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK No Report (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Felicia Robinson shared that she took a group of young women ages 11 — 17 to see the movie "Hidden Figures" in celebration of Black History Month. She reminded everyone about the upcoming Community Yard Sale she will be hosting on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and her monthly Meet Me Monday meetings held every second Monday at Miami Carol City Park. Councilman Williams spoke about the Science Fair awards ceremony held at FIU South Campus, 45 families attended. Thanked the Councilman Harris invited everyone to his 1St Annual Robotics Competition being held on March 4, 2017 at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, he encouraged everyone to come out and support the City's youth and stated that he is trying to make this a yearly event. Mayor Gilbert had Makayla Davis, City Intern and senior at Miami Norland Senior High School, introduce herself and he spoke about the great job she's doing here at the City. Mayor Gilbert clarified the incident with the prescription marked "Bad City" at Walmart that was televised on Channel 10. He emphasized the importance of people from this community taking pride in the positive things that are happening and to stop running to the media every time something bad happens. He stressed that bringing in new businesses is important in order to create jobs, which in turn will help lower the crime rate. He advised that he will be meeting with February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 8 the Miami -Dade County Commissioners to create a CRA because the City would like to build a performing arts center. Mayor Gilbert stated that the meeting time/date for Miami -Dade County to consider the CRA item will be posted on the City's website. He encouraged the community to attend that meeting. (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 7:55 Attest: r Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, M , City Clerk February 22, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 9