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2017-177-3282 - Celebrating FMU Homecoming Event Feb 4-10 2018RESOLUTION NO. 2017-177-3282 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-10, 2018, AS FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK AND WAIVING FEE USAGE FOR THE USE OF THE SHOWMOBILE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Florida Memorial University will be celebrating its Homecoming activities February 4 through 10, 2018, and WHEREAS, one of the planned activities for this event is a Homecoming Step Show, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, and WHEREAS, Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro is requesting that the City Council waive the fees associated with the use of the show mobile, and WHEREAS, Vice Mayor Ighodaro recognizes the outstanding contributions made by this historical institution and congratulates the administration, faculty and student body on the occasion of their Homecoming Celebration, and WHEREAS, Florida Memorial University is the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Greater Miami, Florida area, and WHEREAS, The University, which is located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, is the product of two institutional merges in 1941 involving Florida Baptist Institute established by the Black Baptist of Florida in Live Oak in 1879, and the Florida Baptist Academy established in Jacksonville, Florida, and WHEREAS, in 1918, the institute relocated to St. Augustine, Florida where it remained until 1968, and WHEREAS, the institute changed its name to Florida Memorial College in 1963, relocated to Miami, Florida in 1968, and became Florida Memorial University in March 2006, with 41 undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs in education and business administration, and WHEREAS, Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Council on Social Work Education, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: AUTHORIZATION: The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens hereby recognizes the week of February 4-10, 2018, as Florida Memorial University Homecoming Week as well as waiving the fees associated with the City of Miami Gardens Showmobile. Section 3: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 13, 2017. OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR Resolution No. 2017-177-3282 Page 2 ATTEST; RONTETTA TAYLOR, l\^C, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: VICE MAYOR ERHABOR IGHODARO, PH.D. Moved by Seoned by:n Maiio/y: ISQ5iS^SivvVodtni VOTE: 'I'O /Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III ^(Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. i^.(Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis (Yes) (No) Councilman Rodney Harris wC(Yes) (No) Council\woman Lillie Q. Odom ^ (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson ✓^(Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr <^Yes) (No) Resolution No. 2017-177-3282 Page 3 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: December 13, 2017 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other x Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: General Fund Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X Sponsor Name Erhabor Ighodaro, Vice Mayor Department: City Manager Office of the Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-10, 2018, AS FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK AND WAIVING FEE USAGE FOR THE USE OF THE SHOWMOBILE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Florida Memorial University will be celebrating its Homecoming activities February 4 through 10, 2018. One of the planned activities for this event is a Homecoming Step Show, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018. Vice Mayor Ighodaro is requesting to waive the fees associated with the use of the Show Mobile for a duration of eight hours. Vice Mayor Ighodaro recognizes the outstanding contributions made by this historical institution and congratulates the administration, faculty and student body on the occasion of their Homecoming Celebration. Agenda Item K-2 Celebrating FMU Homecoming Event 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Florida Memorial University is the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Greater Miami, Florida area. The University, which is located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, is the product of two institutional merges in 1941 involving Florida Baptist Institute established by the Black Baptist of Florida in Live Oak in 1879, and the Florida Baptist Academy established in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1918, the institute relocated to St. Augustine, Florida where it remained until 1968. The institute changed its name to Florida Memorial College in 1963, relocated to Miami, Florida in 1968 and became Florida Memorial University in March 2006, with 41 undergraduate degree programs and graduate programs in education and business administration. Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Council on Social Work Education. Fiscal Impact The rental fees to be waived for the Show Mobile for 8 hours, on Saturday February 10, 2018, are $1,100 and a service fee of $100.00. Proposed Action: Recommend Council approval of this resolution supporting the week of February 4-11, 2018, as Florida Memorial Homecoming Week. Directing the City Manager to waive the fees associated with the use of the City of Miami Gardens Show Mobile. 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