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07.23.2003 INDEX ` CITY COUNCIL MINUTES July 23, 2003 1. Called to Order/Roll Call of Members................................ Page 1 2. Presentation of Colors................................................... Page 1 3. Pledge of Allegiance..................................................... Page 1 4. Invocation................................................................. Page 1 5. Recognition of Dignitaries.............................................. Page 1 6. Special Reading...... .................................................... Page 1 7. Oath of Office.............................................................. Page 2 8. Presentation of Election Certificates................................... Page 2 9. Remarks..................................................................... Page 2 10. Benediction........................... ..................................... Page 2 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS INSTALLATION CEREMONY Miami Norland Senior High School 1050 N.W. 195 Street Miami Gardens, FL Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER The Meeting was called to order at 7:28 p.m. Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson provided opening remarks. II. PRESENTATION OF COLORS The Miami-Dade Police Honor Guard provided a formal presentation of colors. III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Reginald Clyne led the pledge of allegiance. IV. INVOCATION Bishop Billy Baskin, New Way Fellowship Praise and Worship Center, offered the invocation. V. RECOGNITION OF DIGNITARIES Commissioner Ferguson welcomed the following dignitaries: Florida State Senator Fredericka Wilson, Mayor Evelyn Greer of the Village of Pinecrest, Mayor Eugene Flinn of Palmetto Bay, Village Manager of Palmetto Bay Charles Scurr, Community Activist Athalie Range, Executive Director Russ Marchner of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, Terry Cuson of the North Dade Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Audrey Edmonson of the City of El Portal, Commissioner Winston Barnes of the City of Miramar, Ruth Martin, representing State Representative Wilbur T.Holloway, and Councilman Steve Bovo from City of Hialeah. VI. SPECIAL READING Lillie Q. Odom read a passage by author Zora Neale Hurston and provided a brief history. Minutes of the Installation Ceremony of the City of Miami Gardens July 23,2003 Pagel of 2 VII. OATH OF OFFICE Michael B. Chavies, Circuit Court Judge, administered the Oath of office first to Mayor Shirley Gibson and the members of the Council: Seat 1: Council Member Aaron Campbell, Jr. Seat 2: Council Member Barbara Watson Seat 3: Council Member Audrey J. King Seat 4: Council Member Melvin L. Bratton Seat 5: Council Member Sharon Pritchett Seat 6: Council Member Oscar Braynon, II VIII. PRESENTATION OF ELECTION CERTIFICATES Carrie P. Meek (Retired United States Congresswoman) congratulated the Mayor and Council Members for their victory. She provided the Mayor and Council Members with their election certificates. IX. REMARKS Each member of the Council provided a brief expression of their gratitude. Commissioner Ferguson thanked the Council and the community for its effort. X. BENEDICTION Revered Dr. Jimmye F. Larkin, New Fellowship Christian Center, provided the benediction. The meeting concluded at 8:21 p.m. Prepared and submitted by: LM&"- ]62= Me' an J. Pier,-A' ting City Clerk Adopted by the City Council on this 20't�day of August, 2003. � J Arley Gibson, yob Minutes of the Installation Ceremony of the City of Miami Gardens July 23,2003 Page 2 of 2