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2018-003-3316 - Interim City ClerkRESOLUTION NO. 2018-03-3316 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT APPOINTMENT OF VERNITA NELSON AS INTERIM CITY CLERK FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Ronetta Taylor, the City Clerk, has given notice that she intends to retire in January 2018, and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 3.6 of the City's Charter, the Mayor shall appoint the City Clerk subject to the approval of the majority of the City Council, and WHEREAS, Mayor Oliver Gilbert has undertaken a process to review potential candidates for the City Clerk position, and WHEREAS, it is important that the City has someone designated as the City Clerk to perform the City Clerk's duties until such time as the Mayor is prepared to appoint a City Clerk for confirmation by the City Council, and WHEREAS, Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson has graciously agreed to step in and serve as Interim City Clerk until such time as the Mayor can make a permanent appointment for confirmation by the City Council, and WHEREAS, Mrs. Nelson will retain her title as Assistant City Manager along with her current salary and benefits during her interim appointment, 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 confirms appointment of Vernita Nelson as Interim City Clerk for the City of Miami Gardens, until such time as a permanent City Clerk can be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. 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 JANUARY 10, 2018. OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: RONETTA TAYLOR, WMC, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT, III Moved by: Seconded by: 6.'/ VOTE: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III , (Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis (Yes) (No) Councilman Rodney Harris (Yes) (No) Council\A/oman Lillie Q. Odom (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr ^ (Yes) (No) RESOLURION NO. 2018-03-3316 Page 2 18605 N W 27th Avenue, Suite 165 Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 AGENDA ITEM K-3 APPOINTING INTERIM CITY CLERK City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: January 10, 2018 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 X Funding Source: Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: N/A X Sponsor Name Mayor Oliver Gilbert Department: Office of the Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT APPOINTMENT OF VERNITA NELSON AS INTERIM CITY CLERK FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Ronetta Taylor, the City Clerk, has given notice that she intends to retire in January 2018. In accordance with Section 3.6 of the City’s Charter, the Mayor shall appoint the City Clerk subject to the approval of the majority of the City Council. Mayor Oliver Gilbert has undertaken a process to review potential candidates for the City Clerk position. It is important that the City has someone designated as the Interim City Clerk to perform the City Clerk's duties until such time as the Mayor is prepared to appoint a City Clerk for confirmation by the City Council. Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson has graciously agreed to step in and serve as Interim City Clerk until such time as the Mayor can make a permanent appointment for confirmation by 18605 N W 27th Avenue, Suite 165 Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 AGENDA ITEM K-3 APPOINTING INTERIM CITY CLERK the City Council. Mrs. Nelson will retain her title as Assistant City Manager along with her current salary and benefits during her interim appointment. Proposed Action: That the City Council approves the attached resolution. Attachment: