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2019-007-409 Amending Boards, Committees and Commissions of Code of Ordinances ORDINANCE NO. 2019-007-409 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 - ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE III. - BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS AND PROVIDING UNIFORM TERMS OF OFFICE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE WHEREAS, on January 12, 2005 the Mayor and City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2005-002-040 establishing Article III of the Code of Ordinances which provided the rules and procedures for committees and non-statutory boards, and WHEREAS, pursuant to Article III the City Council established committees and non-statutory boards to advise the City Council on various matters affecting the community, and WHEREAS, in an effort to streamline the appointment process and fill vacancies expeditiously, the City Clerk recommends amending Article III to remove the requirement that all appointments made by the Mayor and City Council be confirmed by the City Council and to provide a uniform term of office that coincides with the term of the Mayor or City Council Member making the appointment, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED 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 Ordinance. Section 2. AMENDMENT: CHAPTER 2 - ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE III. - BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS DIVISION 1 . - GENERALLY Sec. 2-83. - Rules and procedures. From time to time the city council establishes committees and nonstatutory boards to advise the city council on various matters, and the city council deems it prudent to establish certain rules and procedures for committees and nonstatutory boards. Sec. 2-84. - Appointment. The mayor and each member of the city council shall have the right to appoint members to all committees and nonstatutory boards. The appointment of all members shall be provided to the City Clerk and the Clerk will notify the City Council on each appointment. Each committee and nonstatutory board member shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor or city council member appointing such member, respectively, which shall be deemed a purely ministerial act. Sec. 2-85. - Terms of office. Unless etheFwise stated n the ord6nanGe estabi sh ng the Gomm#ee or nORstatutGry board, or unless tThe terms of all committee and nonstatutory board members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment—unless a member is removed as provided for in section 2-86 Sec. 2-86. - Removal. The mayor or city council member appointing a committee or nonstatutory board member, shall have the continuing right to remove the member so appointed and to appoint another member as often as the mayor or appointing city council member shall deem it appropriate in order to facilitate the business of the nonstatutory board or committee. Upon such removal or appointment, the same shall be deemed effective upon confirmation of the removal or appointment by the city council, which shall be deemed a purely ministerial act. Sec. 2-87. - Expenses. Unless otherwise stated in the ordinance establishing the committee or nonstatutory board, each member shall serve without salary or compensation. Sec. 2-88. - Disclosures. Each applicant for appointment to a committee or nonstatutory board, shall, as a prerequisite to consideration, file an application on a form to be provided by the city clerk, and present a voter's registration card and state driver's license or current state identification card. In those situations where committee and nonstatutory board appointments are made at the discretion of the mayor or a member of the city council from the dais, such nonstatutory board or committee members shall comply with the application procedures set forth herein within 30 days of the appointment, or the appointment shall be deemed null and void Sec. 2-89. - Attendance. Any committee or nonstatutory board member who fails to attend three consecutive regular meetings of applicable committee or nonstatutory board without being excused by the chairperson, shall be subject to dismissal by the mayor or city council member who appointed the member, respectively. The chairperson may excuse members from attendance for the following reasons: work conflict, personal or family illness or death. The chairperson shall not excuse any member for more than three meetings in any calendar year. Sec. 2-90. - Election of officers. As soon as practicable after the first appointments of members, and on an annual basis thereafter, members shall meet and elect three of their members, one to serve as chairperson, one to serve as vice- chairperson, and one to serve as secretary. The vice-chairperson shall chair meetings in the absence of the chairperson. Sec. 2-91. - Bylaws, rules and regulations. Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern all meetings of committees and nonstatutory boards. Sec. 2-92. - Meetings. At the first regular meeting of each nonstatutory board or committee, a regular meeting date, location and time, shall be established and the nonstatutory board or committee shall thereafter meet on at least a monthly basis. In addition, the chairperson shall have the right to call meetings. Minutes and records shall be kept of all meetings, and all meetings shall be public. The city clerk shall be informed in advance of all regular meeting dates and special meeting dates. Sec. 2-93. - Quorum. The presence of a majority of the committee or nonstatutory board members shall constitute a quorum. Sec. 2-94. - Reporting. (a) Each nonstatutory board and committee shall advise and make recommendations to the city council by written memoranda, on a quarterly. (b) At the meeting of the city council where the recommendations and/or written memoranda of a nonstatutory board or committee are to be presented and considered, the nonstatutory board or committee shall cause one of its members to appear for the city council meeting. Secs. 2-95-2-116. - Reserved. DIVISION 2. - LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY Sec. 2-117. - Purpose. Pursuant to F.S. § 163.3174(1), the city council wishes to designate the city council as the local planning agency (LPA) for the city, and the LPA shall have the responsibility for the reviewing the comprehensive plan, plan amendments, and certain land development regulations. Sec. 2-118. - Designation of local planning agency. Pursuant to and in accordance with F.S. § 163.3174, the city council is hereby established as the local planning agency for the city. Sec. 2-119. - Participation by school board. Pursuant to F.S. § 163.3174, the county school board shall be provided with an opportunity to participate on the LPA with respect to discussion of plan amendments that increase residential density. Sec. 2-120. - Duties and responsibilities of local planning agency. The LPA, in accordance with F.S. § 163.3174(4), shall have the following duties: (1) Be responsible for the preparation of the comprehensive plan or plan amendment, including all decisions regarding adoption and amendment during the preparation of the plan or plan amendment. The local planning agency shall hold at least one public hearing, with public notice, on the proposed plan or proposed plan amendment. The local planning agency may designate any agency, committee, department, or person to prepare the comprehensive plan or plan amendment, but final recommendation of the adoption of such plan or plan amendment shall be the responsibility of the local planning agency. (2) Monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the comprehensive plan and effectuate such changes in the comprehensive plan as may from time to time be required, including preparation of the periodic report required by F.S. § 163.3191. (3) Revise proposed land development regulations, land development codes or amendments thereto. (4) Perform any other functions, duties and responsibilities assigned to it by the city council or the general special law. Secs. 2-121-2-138. - Reserved. DIVISION 3. - CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Sec. 2-139. - Created; composition. (a) There is hereby created a Caribbean Affairs Committee (b) The committee shall consist of seven members. Sec. 2-140. - Appointment and terms of members. The mayor and each member of the city council shall appoint one member to the Caribbean Affairs Committee. Sec. 2-141. - Terms of office. later.IR order that the terms Gf offir__e A-f @11 -m-P-M.-hers ef the G-R.rihhp;;n 4ffairs Gomm ttee shall RGt eXPIFe at the same t Fne, the init al appe ntees of the mayor and the G ty GGunG FnembeFs sery ng n at large seats shall serve thFee year terms. The appo ntees of the G ty GeunG I rnernbers SeNiRg in seats 1, 2, 3, and 4, shall serve two year teFrRs. TheFeafter, all rRembers shall serve foF a peried of three yeaFs, GF Lint I -a The terms of all committee members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment. Sec. 2-142. - Duties and powers. The powers and duties of the Caribbean Affairs Committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following duties, functions, powers and responsibilities: (1) To develop and adopt, by majority vote, bylaws, which shall be approved by the city council, (2) To carry out the purposes of the Caribbean Affairs Committee, as outlined in the bylaws: (3) To keep the city council informed of issues that affect the city's Caribbean community, (4) To preserve and enhance the Caribbean culture within the city, and to promote greater appreciation and awareness of the Caribbean culture amongst the population of the city, (5) To give advice to the city council with respect to issues that affect the Caribbean community, (6) To recommend to the city council social and cultural activities with a Caribbean focus and to assist with the implementation of those activities at the direction of the city council. Sec. 2-143. - Meetings. Members of the committee shall meet no less than eight times per year. Secs. 2-144-2-169. - Reserved. DIVISION 4. - CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE Sec. 2-170. - Created; composition. There is hereby created a citizens advisory committee. The citizens advisory committee shall consist of 15 members. The mayor and city council shall endeavor, but are not required, to appoint the following: (1) Community representatives. Members should include residents, members of civic associations, not-for-profit organizations, homeowners associations, and religious organizations located within the city. (2) Retired police representatives. (3) Business community representatives. Members from this category must own or operate a business within the city. (4) One large corporation representative. The member from this category must be a representative from a major employer and/or venue within the city. Sec. 2-171. - Appointment and terms of members. The mayor shall appoint three members, and each member of the city council shall appoint two members to the committee. Sec. 2-172. - Terms of office. The terms of all committee members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment. Sec. 2-173. - Duties and powers. The powers and duties of the citizens advisory committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following duties, functions, powers and responsibilities: (1) Serving as a liaison between the city and the public as it relates to issues of great public importance involving the police department; (2) Exchanging information among the various leaders to include issues police-related questions and concerns, (3) Dispelling fictitious and/or erroneous information about police-related incidents: (4) Dispensing accurate information regarding issues of great public importance involving the police department, to ensure that the greater community can be provided with correct information from a variety of legitimate sources, (5) Serving in an advisory capacity to the city council on police-involved incidents, (6) Enhancing the trust between the police department and the community. Sec. 2-174. - Meetings. Members of the committee shall meet no less than four times per year. Sec. 2-175. - Applicability. All provisions of division 1 of this article not in conflict herewith shall apply to the citizens advisory committee. Secs. 2-176-2-203. - Reserved. DIVISION 5. - COMMISSION FOR WOMEN Sec. 2-204. - Created; composition. There is hereby created a commission for women. The commission shall consist of 13 members. Sec. 2-205. - Appointment and terms of members. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the city council. Each city council member shall appoint two members and the mayor will appoint one member. Members of the commission shall be permanent residents or employed in businesses in the city for two or more years. Each member shall have demonstrated a commitment to improve the condition of women through community and other service. The membership should reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the residents of the city. Sec. 2-206. - Terms of office. IR order that the teirms Gf Gff Ge of all members of the GOMFR666 GR shall Rot exp re at the same t me, the iRitial 2ppeiRtirnents to the Gomm GGiGR shall be as foliows� (1) EaGh Gity GGWnGil member shall appGiRt GRe GOmmission membp_r flAar a Nve year term @Rd GRee Gomm Scion member for o three year term (2) The m-+yer shall annnint ene member for a three year term later. The terms of all members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment Sec. 2-207. - Duties and powers. The powers and duties of the commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following duties, functions, powers and responsibilities: (1) To serve in an advisory capacity by making studies, reports and recommendations to the city council and to the city manager in respect to all matters pertaining to the status of all women in the city, including, but not limited to, the fair and equal treatment of women, those policies and practices which discriminate against women whether practiced by public or private persons, individuals or corporations, and the public and private employment of women, the working and living conditions of women, the delivery of public and private services to women, the education and training of women, and public accommodations for women; (2) To make continuing studies with recommendations and reports of all city agencies, facilities, boards, services and programs dealing with or affecting women, including equal funding of such facilities, services and programs; (3) To study, recommend and report any needed improvements and changes to city codes. boards, ordinances. resolutions and written and unwritten policies and practices of the city; (4) To appear before any governmental or nongovernmental agency to present findings and recommendations on behalf of the commission for women, as well as on behalf of the city with the approval of the city council; (5) To solicit contributions, services and financial support from other governmental authorities, private businesses, groups, institutions and trust funds, and (6) To perform other duties, functions and services as may be assigned to it by the city council. Sec. 2-208. - Applicability. All provisions of division 1 of this article not in conflict herewith shall apply to the commission for women. Secs. 2-209-2-239. - Reserved. DIVISION 6. - ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE Sec. 2-240. - Purpose. The city council has determined that it would like to create an elderly affairs advisory committee to advise and make recommendations to the city council with regard to matters pertaining to senior citizens residing in the city, and the city council deems it appropriate to establish guidelines for appointment and membership of the elderly affairs advisory committee. Sec. 2-241. - Creation. There is hereby created an elderly affairs advisory committee in the city. Sec. 2-242. - Membership; appointment. The elderly affairs advisory committee shall be comprised of 15 members. Each city council member shall appoint two members to the elderly affairs advisory committee and the mayor shall appoint three members to the elderly affairs advisory committee. Each elderly affairs advisory committee member appointed by the mayor and city council shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor or city council member appointing such member. Sec. 2-243. - Term. later. The terms of all members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment Secs. 2-244-2-284. - Reserved. DIVISION 7. - PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS COMMITTEE Sec. 2-285. - Created; composition. There is hereby created a progressive young adults committee in the city. The progressive young adults committee shall consist of seven members, under the age of 40, and reside in the City of Miami Gardens or the surrounding South Florida area. Sec. 2-286. - Appointment and terms of members. The mayor and each member of the city council shall appoint one member to the progressive young adults committee. Sec. 2-287. - Terms of office. The term of office for each member of the progressive young adults committee shall coincide with the term of office of the city council member who made the appointment. Sec. 2-288. - Duties and powers. The powers and duties of the progressive young adults committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following duties, functions, powers and responsibilities: (1) To develop and adopt, by majority vote, bylaws, which shall be approved by the city council, (2) To carry out the purposes of the progressive young adults committee as outlined in the bylaws, (3) To keep the city council informed of the issues that affect the city's young adults: (4) To give advice to the city council with respect to issues that affect the city's young adults, (5) To recommend social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities for young adults and to assist with the implementation of those activities at the direction of the city council, (6) To work with the city council on providing service and leadership opportunities for the young adults of the city Sec. 2-289. - Meetings. The progressive young adults committee shall meet every other month. The city clerk, or his or her designee, shall serve as the staff liaison to the progressive young adults committee. Sec. 2-290. - Applicability All provisions of division 1 of this article not in conflict herewith shall apply to the progressive young adults committee. Secs. 2-291-2-311. - Reserved. DIVISION 8. - JUNIOR COMMISSION FOR WOMEN Sec. 2-312. - Created; composition. There is hereby created a City of Miami Gardens Junior Commission for Women. The commission shall consist of 15 members Sec. 2-313. - Qualifications. Members of the commission shall either be a resident of the city, or a student at one of the following high schools: Miami Carol City Senior High School, Miami Norland Senior High School, or Monsignor Pace High School. Members shall be between the ages of 13 to 18 years old; be involved in at least one extra- curricular activity, and maintain at least a "C" grade point average. Sec. 2-314. - Application and appointment process. The commission for women advisory committee shall review all applications and make recommendations for appointment to the mayor and city council. Potential members must present two letters of recommendation from current and/or former teachers, and one letter of recommendation from a person, who is not a member of the applicant's immediate family. attesting to the applicant's good character and leadership ability, as well as a 150-word biographical statement. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the city council. Each city council member shall appoint two members and the mayor shall appoint one member. Sec. 2-315. - Nominations of officers. Once created the junior commission for women shall appoint a chair, a vice chair and secretary. The chair or vice chair shall attend monthly meetings of the commission for women. Sec. 2-316. - Terms of office. All offiGers shall serve a one year teFm. in eFder that the terms ef effirUe ef all members ef the- GOMM ss en" shall Ret expire at the same time, the initial appointrneRtS to the "GOMM SS GR", the odd nurnber GOURGil seats appe ntmeRtS shall be for a twe year term, the mayor and the eveR n6imbeF GOURG4 seat ^l)G.Rt tee^}s shall he fe;�ree The terms of all members shall commence upon appointment, and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment. Sec. 2-317. - Duties and powers of the junior commission for women. The powers and duties of the commission shall include, but not be limited to, the following duties, functions, powers and responsibilities: (1) To serve in an advisory capacity to the City of Miami Gardens Commission for Women and the city council by making investigations, studies, reports and recommendations in respect to all working, educational and living conditions of young women, education and training, health, teen pregnancy and exposure to predatory crimes; availability of quality and accessible health services: educational. family and psychological counseling services; availability of meaningful employment for young women, discrimination and responsiveness of government to the needs of young women, (2) To study, report on and recommend needed improvements in the existence and delivery of needed medical, educational, criminal and social services, (3) To appear before the commission for women and the city council to deliver reports, recommendations and requests for assistance, and (4) To perform other duties, functions and services as may be requested by the commission for women and approved by the city council Sec. 2-318. - Commission for women designees. The commission for women shall designate two members, who shall attend meetings of the junior commission for women in an ex-officio capacity. Sec. 2-319. - Conflict. All provisions of division 8 of this article, not in conflict herewith, shall apply to the junior commission for women. Secs. 2-320-2-337. - Reserved. DIVISION 9. - JUNIOR COUNCIL Sec. 2-338. - Purpose. (a) The city council has determined that it would like to create a student youth council that will be composed of students who attend Miami Norland and Miami Carol City High Schools, and the establishment of a junior council will provide an opportunity for the youth of the city to acquire a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, the American political system through active participation in that system. (b) The junior council will, among other things, serve the city in a number of ways including, keeping the mayor and city council abreast of the issues that affect the city's youth, assisting with the planning of social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for youth, and working with the mayor, city council, and city staff on providing service and leadership opportunities for the youth of the city. Sec. 2-339. - Creation. There is hereby created a junior council in the City of Miami Gardens. The junior council shall be comprised of 14 members. Sec. 2-340. - Qualifications. Members of the junior council are required to be high school students, all of whom shall be officers of the student government associations of both Miami Norland and Miami Carol City High Schools. Members of the junior council shall maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average; shall maintain good citizenship; and shall demonstrate an interest in the community and a willingness to serve the youth of the city. Sec. 2-341. - Appointment process. The members of the junior council shall be those officers elected to the respective student association government bodies of Norland Senior High School and Miami Carol City High School. Sec. 2-342. - Nomination of officers. At its annual organization meeting, the junior council shall select a mayor, vice-mayor, clerk, deputy clerk, and parliamentarian from amongst the junior council members. The mayor shall serve as the presiding officer for all meetings, and the vice-mayor shall serve in that capacity in the mayor's absence. The clerk shall be responsible for keeping and preparing minutes of all meetings and agenda. The deputy clerk shall serve in the clerk's absence, and shall assist the clerk as necessary. The parliamentarian shall be responsible for ensuring that the Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, are complied with. Sec. 2-343. - Terms of office. Once appointed, the members of the junior council shall serve a one-year term, unless a member is removed as provided for in section 2-344. Students shall not be prohibited from serving multiple terms of office. Sec. 2-344. - Removal/resignation. Junior council members may be removed by the city manager for cause. Upon the removal or resignation of a member whose term is not expired, the mayor and city council shall select a member to serve out the remaining term of the member that has been removed. Such member shall be from the same school as the junior council member who resigned or was removed. Sec. 2-345. - Oath of office, parental consent; application. Each junior council member shall as a prerequisite for serving, take an oath of office and complete an application. In addition, the parents or legal guardians of all junior council members shall complete a parental consent form. Sec. 2-346. - Duties and responsibilities. The junior council shall have the following duties and responsibilities: (1) To develop and adopt, by majority vote, a junior council charter, which shall be approved by the city council; Added language is underlined. Deleted language is stricken through. 9 Ordinance No. 2019-007-409 (2) To carry out the purposes of the youth city government as outlined in the Charter, (3) To keep the mayor and city council informed of the issues that affect the city's youth, (4) To give advice to the city manager and the city council with respect to issues that affect the city's youth, (5) To recommend social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for youth and to assist with the implementation of those activities at the direction of the city manager or city council, (6) To work with the manager and city council on providing service and leadership opportunities for the youth of the city. Secs. 2-347-2-350. - Reserved. DIVISION 10. - VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Sec. 2-351. - Creation. There is hereby created a veterans affairs advisory committee ("committee") in the City of Miami Gardens. Sec. 2-352. - Membership/appointment. The committee shall be comprised of seven members The mayor and each city councilmember shall have the right to appoint a member to the committee. Each committee member appointed by the mayor and councilmember shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor or city councilmember appointing such member. Sec. 2-353. - Term. The terms of office for all committee members shall commence upon appointment and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment. Sec. 2-354. - Removal. The mayor or city council member appointing a member to the committee shall have the continuing right to remove the member so appointed and to appoint another member as often as the mayor or city council member shall deem appropriate in order to facilitate the business of the committee. Upon such removal or appointment, the same shall be deemed effective upon confirmation of the removal or appointment by the city council, which shall be deemed a purely ministerial act. Sec. 2-355. - Compensation/expenses. Each member of the Committee shall serve without salary or compensation. Sec. 2-356. - Disclosures. Each applicant for appointment to the committee shall, as a prerequisite to consideration, file an application on a form to be provided by the city clerk, present a voter's registration card, and State of Florida Driver's License or current State of Florida Identification Card. Sec. 2-357. - Attendance. Any member, who fails to attend two consecutive regular meetings of the committee, without being excused by the chairperson of the committee, shall be subject to dismissal by the mayor or city council member who appointed the member. The chairperson may excuse members from attendance for the following reasons: Work conflict, religious holiday conflict, personal, or family illness or death. The chairperson shall not excuse any committee member for more than three meetings in any calendar year. Sec. 2-358. - Election of officers. Added language is underlined. Deleted language is stricken through. 10 Ordinance No. 2019-007-409 As soon as practicable, after the first appointment of committee members, and on an annual basis thereafter, committee members shall meet and elect three of their members; one to serve as chairperson, one to serve as vice-chairperson, and one to serve as secretary. The vice-chairperson shall chair meetings in the absence of the chairperson. Sec. 2-359. - Bylaws, rules and regulations. The committee shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order. Sec. 2-360. - Meetings. The committee chairperson, or in his/her absence the vice-chairperson, shall call all committee meetings, and all meetings shall be public. At the first regular meeting, the committee shall establish a regular meeting date, location and time, and shall thereafter meet on a monthly basis. The city clerk shall be informed of all regular meeting dates and special meeting dates. Sec. 2-360.1. - Quorum. The presence of four or more committee members shall constitute a quorum. Sec. 2-360.2. - Reporting. The committee shall advise and make recommendations to the city council by written memoranda. At the meeting of the city council, where the recommendations of the committee are to be discussed and/or acted upon, the committee shall cause one of its members to appear for the purpose of presenting the committee's recommendation to the city council. Sec. 2-360.3. - Powers and duties. The committee shall have the power to advise the city council, and to submit written recommendations concerning the following: (a) Policies and programs addressing the issues and needs of the veteran residents of the city. (b) Health, safety, and welfare issues. (c) Recreational issues affecting veterans. (d) Delivery of services to veterans, including health, medical, and social. (e) Any other matters that the city council seeks guidance from the committee on. DIVISION 11. - FISHING AND GARDENING ADVISORY BOARD Sec. 2-361. - Creation. There is hereby created a fishing and gardening advisory board in the City of Miami Gardens. The fishing and gardening advisory board shall be comprised of seven members. Sec. 2-362. - Purpose. The purpose of the fishing and gardening advisory board shall be: (1) To raise money to promote fishing and gardening programs for seniors and youth in the City of Miami Gardens; (2) To expose and educate the community on the science and research surrounding the field of aquaculture; (3) To facilitate the creation [of] a Miami Gardens Fishing Club; (4) To raise funds to support the construction of a botanical garden in the City of Miami Gardens; (5) To raise funds to facilitate master gardening classes in the City of Miami Gardens; Added language is underlined. Deleted language is stricken through. 11 Ordinance No. 2019-007-409 (6) To work with community groups within the City of Miami Gardens to promote the planting of citywide community gardens, and (7) To facilitate the creation [of] a Miami Gardens Gardening Club. Sec. 2-363. - Qualifications. Board members are not required to be City of Miami Gardens residents or business owners, however, at least one member of the board must be a professor at the college level in the field of aquaculture: and at least one member of the committee must be a professor at the college level in the field of horticulture. Sec. 2-364. - Appointment process. The mayor and each member of the city council shall appoint one member to the fishing and gardening advisory board. Sec. 2-365. - Term of office. later.In order that the terms Of office of all members Gf the f sh ng and garden ng advisory board shall ne exp re at the same t me, the init al appointees ef the mayor and Gity GounG 1 members ser-v Rg in at laFge seats shall sepve three year terms. The appe ntees of the Gity GeURGA m.e.rnh-ters serving in seats 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall seNe two year teFms. Thereafter, all members shall serve for a period of three years, or Until a The terms of all board members shall commence upon appointment and shall coincide with the term of the mayor or city council member making the appointment. Sec. 2-366. - Meetings. The provisions of section 2-92 requiring monthly meetings of nonstatutory boards shall not apply to this division, instead members of the fishing and gardening advisory board shall meet no less than six times per year. Secs. 2-367-2-375. - Reserved. Section 3. CONFLICT: All ordinances or Code provisions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. Section 4. SEVERABILITY: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. Section 5. INCLUSION IN CODE: It is the intention of the City Council of the City of Miami Gardens that the provisions of this Ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Miami Gardens and that the section of this Ordinance may be renumbered or relettered and the word "Ordinance" may be changed Added language is underlined. Deleted language is stricken through. 12 Ordinance No. 2019-007-409 to "Chapter," "Section," "Article" or such other appropriate word or phrase, the use of which shall accomplish the intentions herein expressed. Section 6. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its final passage. PASSED ON FIRST READING ON THE 8T" DAY OF MAY, 2019. PASSED AND ADOPTED on second reading this 12T" day of JUNE, 2019. CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA By: OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: MARIO BATAILLE, CITY CLERK REVIEWED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, ESQ., CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: MARIO BATAILLE, CITY CLERK Moved by: Councilman Leon Second by: Councilwoman Odom VOTE: 7-0 Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III X (Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Rodney Harris X (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Katrina Wilson X (Yes) (No) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. X (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom X (Yes) (No) Councilman Reggie Leon X (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr X (Yes) (No) Added language is underlined. Deleted language is stricken through. 13 Ordinance No. 2019-007-409