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05.10.2017 - City Council MinutesCITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MAY 109 2017 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 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: Lisa C. Davis, Lillie Q. Odom, and Rodney Harris. Councilman David Williams Jr., arrived at 7:07 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) LPA (Local Planning Agency) Minutes —April 26, 2017 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the LPA minutes, with necessary corrections if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a majority 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 follows: Councilwoman Odom added a presentation as Item F-2. Item K-6 "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 MIAMI NORLAND ALUMNI PICNIC TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item K-7 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 1 LILLIE Q. ODOM'S MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE EVENT; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000.00) FROM THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) Councilwoman Robinson expressed concern with add on items. She said she's not had an opportunity to read the item sponsored by Vice Mayor Ighodaro and requested that it be added to the regular agenda as opposed to the Consent Agenda for discussion purposes. Item L-1 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE AFRICANDO 2017 CONFERENCE; AUTHORIZING THE WAIVER OF RENTAL FEES FOR THIS EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR IGHODARO) Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the Official Agenda. There being no discussion the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. Vice Mayor Ighodaro indicated he wanted to pull Item K-5, from the Consent Agenda. Mayor Gilbert in response to Vice Mayor Ighodaro stated the official agenda had been voted on. A motion was needed to reconsider the Consent Agenda. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to reconsider the Official Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to reconsider the Official Agenda passed and carried by a majority vote of the City Council members present. Once the vote was taken to reconsider the Official Agenda, Vice Mayor Ighodaro pulled Item K-5 from the Consent Agenda. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to approve the Official Agenda with the necessary changes. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve the Official Agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 2 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F -l) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis - Denim Day "No Excuse: A promise to take action against sexual violence" Ms. Karen Brent, one of two Victim Advocates for the City of Miami Gardens Police Department, appeared before the City Council to expound on the Denim Day "No Excuse: A promise to take action against sexual violence campaign". She thanked Mayor Gilbert and City Council members as well as the City Manager for allowing her to speak this evening. A special acknowledgement was bestowed upon Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis, for her partnership with this initiative. She stated that one in three girls and one in five boys will become a victim of sexual abuse before their eighteenth (18`h) birthday. There are 32 Million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the United States today. These victims suffer from mental illnesses, addictions, etc. Sexual Assaults are the most unreported crimes. Ninety three (93%) percent of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker (32 percent family members; 57 percent acquaintances). Ninety-five (95%) percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness. There are also resources available to assist victims of sexual assaults. The City of Miami Gardens Police Department through the Attorney General's Office has a program to assist victims of sexual assaults. F-2) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom Linda Hodges Holloway and the Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers appeared before the City Council to thank Councilwoman Odom for her advocacy of the seniors and to wish her a very Happy Birthday. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Victor Moncrieffe, representing Crestview Homeowners Association, 1820 NW 186 Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council, in opposition to the Stormwater Surcharge Increase. He asked why were residents required to pay this surcharge when the entity that provides the water service is in another City, but has a facility in Miami Gardens. Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Moncrieffe that a representative from Public Works would be speaking with him about his concerns. Lee Murray, 2105 NW 154`h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition to the Stormwater increase. Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Murray that a representative from Public Works would be speaking with him about his concerns. Francis Ragoo, 889 NW 214th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to make a passionate plea to the Council to provide One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) in funding for the local crime prevention groups. May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 3 Robert Brown, 20394 NW 14'' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and stated the Coconut Cay CDC charges for stormwater, but has not made any improvements. Now the City of Miami Gardens wants to charge an additional fee. He opined the Coconut Cay CDC should be abolished because it is not doing anything. Mayor Gilbert in response to Mr. Brown's concern conveyed his agreement about the Coconut Cay CDC. Manager Benson stated that the Coconut Cay CDC does impose charges and is not addressing the issues in that area. He said he was not sure what avenue the Coconut Cay residents needed to pursue to address this issue. Mayor Gilbert opined the City did not have a legal right. This is something the residents of Coconut Cay would have to do directly with the CDC. He informed Mr. Brown that he would do a little research and would personally follow up with him. Daniel Gibbs, 16000 NW 18`f' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the lack of Black History being taught in the public school system Mayor Gilbert informed Mr. Gibbs that the City of Miami Gardens has no control of what is being taught in the public school system. He conveyed his agreement that Black History should be taught because it is an important part of the American History. He said Mr. Brown should be speaking with the Local School Board (Miami -Dade County Public Schools). Mr. Brown shared that he has received five (5) Red Light Camera Tickets, which have been thrown out by the Miami -Dade County court. Mayor Gilbert shared that every year for the past six years traffic fatalities have decreased. Sharon Frazier Stephens, 145 NE 193`d Street, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank Mayor Gilbert, Councilwoman Robinson and Councilman Harris for supporting the Miami Carol City Scholarship Banquet. Janice Coakley, 19681 NW 33`d Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to share that a traffic study was need in the area of NW 196 Lane and 33`d Avenue. She stated recently a vehicle went through the wall of a home in this area. She further announced that the City of North Miami Beach Council will vote during its next meeting on Tuesday to award a bid to privatize the City's utilities. That contract states that after two (2) years the rates will go up for anyone being serviced by the City of North Miami Beach and living outside the corporate boundaries of that municipality. She encouraged interested parties to attend this meeting. Mayor Gilbert informed Ms. Coakley that traffic control devices are under the jurisdiction of Miami -Dade County and urged her to share this concern with County May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 4 Commissioner Barbara Jordan. Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 140' Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to speak about the Coconut Cay CDC and stormwater. She stated from the information provided in the agenda the improvements all of the stormwater improvements will take place outside of the Coconut Cay area. She opined that Coconut Cay should be exempt from this stormwater increase. She stated the drainage issues in Coconut Cay have not been addressed even though residents are paying into the Coconut Cay CDC for this purpose. Sardebra Wright, 20062 NW 36h Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to bring to their attention an influx of homeless people into the community. She shared that Camillus House recently lost some of its funding. She opined the homeless people are being dropped off in Miami Gardens. She based this comment on the fact that these individuals do not have the resources for public transportation in order to get here. Keith Williams 2420 NW 155' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to say thank you to the City Council. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY'S BUDGET FOR THE 2016- 2017 FISCAL YEAR; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE CERTAIN ACTIONS; 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) Manager Benson explained this ordinance authorized an amendment to the City's CITT Budget to allow for additional trolley services. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Harris and Councilwoman Robinson to adopt this item on first reading. Mayor Gilbert said this item is in response to the residents' request to provide service to the Rainbow Park area. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-90 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Vice Mayor Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 5 Mayor Gilbert: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARINGS) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-88-3193 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY PROGRAM FEE SCHEDULE TO RAISE THE ERU FEE FROM FOUR DOLLARS ($4.00) TO SIX DOLLARS ($6.00); ELECTING TO CONTINUE TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON -AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS FOR STORMWATER USER FEES PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 197, FLORIDA STATUTES; STATING THE NEED FOR SUCH LEVY; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PROPERTY APPRAISER FOR THIS PURPOSE; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO RETAIN A CONSULTANT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Benson invited Mr. James Barton to provide a brief overview on the process. Mr. Barton appeared before the City Council to explain the evaluation and assessment process was conducted as it relates to each individual parcel. Gregory Netto, Assistant Public Works Director appeared before the City Council and explained the stormwater user fee would assist with the Capital Improvement Projects as it relates to stormwater flooding. Funding would be used for the maintenance of existing drainage. Ideally the system should be cleaned every two years. At present this maintenance is done every four years. Councilman Williams asked what could be done to address that gap between the two and four year cycle. Mr. Netto in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said an additional crew would be able to address this issue in a timely manner. He stated compared to other cities, Miami Gardens is the third largest city in Miami -Dade County. He emphasized the importance of addressing the infrastructure. The City currently has two trucks to work with. Councilwoman Davis asked what the cost would be to add an additional truck. Mr. Netto said that would depend on what is being purchased. This would be a truck as May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 6 well as the necessary equipment (vacuum) and could cost up to approximately $400,000. Councilman Williams opined from an environmentalist standpoint the City could incur some serious problems if we continue and let this get out of hand. Mayor Gilbert opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no other interested parties to speak the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. Mayor Gilbert asked if CDCs are supposed to be providing a service and they are not, how can that be addressed. Manager Benson said there has been discussion about some equality for those larger users. He said before coming back in July, staff will have identified some solutions for this. He said this will be brought back prior to final adoption by the Council. Staff is looking for other options for these types of scenarios. Mayor Gilbert said he would not be in agreement to waive the stormwater fees for certain areas and commented the City would be addressing those issues the CDC should be doing. He asked whether the City could bring action against the CDC in behalf of the residents. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2017-89-3194 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) PER YEAR FOR (5) FIVE YEARS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-90-3195 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST TO RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWNS OF LANTANA AND MANGONIA PARK FOR THE FLORIDA GREEN FINANCE AUTHORITY, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 7 OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) 3 ATTACHMENTS RESOLUTION NO. 2017-91-3196 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH KRONOS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF WORKFORCE READY SOFTWARE BY RELYING UPON RFP NUMBER 14-JLR-003 ISSUED BY THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-92-3197 K4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY CENTS ($57,075.20), TO AIP US, LLC. FOR NETWORK SECURITY AND SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER RESOLUTION NO. 2017-96-3201 K-6) 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 MIAMI NORLAND ALUMNI PICNIC TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JULY 22,2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-95-3200 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE EVENT; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000.00) FROM THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 8 Councilman Williams stated that he may have a conflict with one of the items on the Consent Agenda. He then left the City Council Chambers until after the Consent Items were voted on. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Councilman Williams was not present when this vote was taken. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-93-3198 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NUMBER 15-16-048, SCOTT PARK AND A.J. KING PARK, STEP TWO, TO MBR CONSTRUCTION, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED WITH NEGOTIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Vice Mayor Ighodaro shared that he had spoken with this City Manager during a briefing and was satisfied with the answers. He said as it relates to one of his sponsored items, which was approved by the Council at the last City Council meeting he wanted to know what mechanism is in place to ensure community involvement, moving forward, as part of the RFP. Manager Benson in response to Vice Mayor Ighodaro's inquiry shared there were a number of meetings in the community regarding all of the projects. Moving from here staff has gathered some input already, based in the actions taken by Council at the last meeting. Staff will continue to gather from the community as well as from Council. A Plan of Action will be put together from the input gathered, and subsequently move forward with the project. Motion offered by Mayor Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. Mayor Gilbert shared said there is a cost associated with workshopping the projects because the presenters have to be paid. He said there is not a lot of wiggle room with the Bond. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council. L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE AFRICANDO 2017 CONFERENCE; AUTHORIZING THE WAIVER OF RENTAL FEES FOR THIS EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 9 EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR IGHODARO) Vice Mayor Ighodaro said this item was self-explanatory. This is the seventeenth year of the AfriCANDO Conference. This is a Trade Conference, which has taken place all over the United States and South Florida. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. Mayor Gilbert asked whether the AfriCANDO conference paid for the rental at the other facilities utilized for this event. He placed emphasized the space is not free. Therefore, if this organization has paid for the space at other locations he needed to understand why this is a particular hardship. Councilwoman Robinson said her initial concern was that she did not have time to read the item because of all the add-on. She said this item does have a fiscal impact, and the event covers four days. She said Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Facility is already over used. She asked how this four (4) day conference would impact the regular programming at the Center. She said she would have normally asked these questions before but she did not have time to review. Mayor Gilbert pointed out that this event appears to be taking place the same time period as the Congressional Black Caucus, and the busiest season at the Center (football season). He opined there is no way we are going to have four thousand people there. He asked about the insurance and said he would like to have the answers to these questions before voting on this item. Councilwoman Odom expressed concern with the fiscal impact associated with this four (4) day waiver. Vice Mayor Ighodaro said there have been waivers of rental space at this facility previously, so the fiscal impact is nothing new. The workshops will occur during the mornings. The community event will take place the last day of the institute. Councilwoman Robinson asked whether this item had to be voted on tonight or could it be deferred. Mayor Gilbert said he wanted to know the cost involved and whether the building can actually accommodate such a large group. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to defer this item. There being no further discussion the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 10 QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING DISCLOSURE: (NI) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST HEARING(S): None HEARINGS/JENNINGS READING/PUBLIC (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARINGS) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Attorney Dickens thanked everyone for their support during the loss of her best friend. She recounted the steps taken for the City's action against Predatory Lending Institutions. She reported that the City receive a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court that cities can proceed with the Predatory Lending Cases. She informed the Council that over the next year the City will pursue action and settlement on the tax revenues the City lost and well as cost for personnel. (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Vice Mayor Ighodaro wished all mothers a Happy Mother's Day. He further wished Councilwoman Odom a very happy birthday and commended her for her outstanding community service. Councilman Harris asked Ms. Janice Coakley to stand. He shared on last weekend there was an event at FIU, with the Girl Scouts. There were four (4) Girl Scouts from the City of Miami Gardens, out of hundreds of Girl Scouts that received the Gold Award, the most prestigious award that can be given to a Girl Scout. He commended Ms. Coakley and Ms. Patricia Wright for their hard work. Councilwoman Odom thanked everyone for their well wishes on the occasion of her birthday. She reminded the 80 plus mothers that they will be honored, Friday, May 12, 2017, from 12 noon to 2:00 PM, at Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center. Councilwoman Davis thanked Councilwoman Robinson for the beautiful handkerchief. She further thanked Ms. Coakley for doing a great thing with the young ladies through Girl Scouts. She also shared that her daughter Shemise Dents graduated on yesterday with her Bachelor Degree. Councilman Williams wished all the mothers a Happy Mother's Day. He shared the reason he was late tonight was because he was at a very prestigious event prior to this meeting. May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 11 He acknowledged City Manager Benson for understanding and doing a tremendous job with supporting science. He shared there are more people outside of this City who are aware of what we are doing as it relates to science. He shared that he has been working with FIU to present a Summer Science Program at Rolling Oaks Park. Doctorate Fellows from FIU will be on hand to teach our youth about science. Mayor Gilbert thanked the City Manager for all his efforts throughout the City. He shared that he has high expectations and the City Manager matches those expectations. He further announced that Miami -Dade League of Cities Annual Gala and Installation Ceremony will take place in the City of Miami Gardens, Saturday, May 13`h. At that time he will be installed into Office as President of the Miami -Dade League of Cities. He conveyed his appreciation of all the comments made by residents. He emphasized the importance of community and everyone working together for the betterment of all. Mayor Gilbert further wished all mothers a Happy Mother's Day. (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 8:30 PM Attest: T— Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MMC, Ci Jerk May 10, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 12