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April 23, 2008 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES APRIL 23, 2008 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, April 23, 2008,beginning at 7:15 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167 ' Street, Building 5, suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Barbara Watson,and Council members Andr6 Williams, Melvin L. Bratton,Sharon Pritchett and Oliver G. Gilbert. Councilman Aaron Campbell Jr. was out of the country. Motion offered by Councilman Bratton, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to excuse Councilman Campbell from this meeting. That motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Dr. Lester Brown (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison after presentation of the Colors by the City of Miami Gardens Police Department Honor Guards. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting- April 9, 2008 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Williams to approve minutes with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items shall be pulled from the Consent Agenda at this time): Motion offered to pull J-1 from the consent agenda was made by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Motion offered to pull J-8 from the consent agenda was made by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Teacher of the Year -Jacquelle Sconiers Councilwoman Pritchett along with the City Council recognized Jacquelle Sconier with a plaque for becoming the 2008 Miami Dade County Teacher of the Year. F-2) Rosetta Rolle Hylton - Life Alliance "Donate for Life." Rosetta Rolle Hylton appeared before the City Council representing Life Alliance, an Regular City Council Agenda April 23,2008 organization that is a part of the University of Miami and funded by the federal government. The group's responsibility is to make sure that organs for donation are fairly secured and distributed. She also indicated that April is donate life month, and for this reason representatives from this organization have gone across the State to educate the residents on the importance to have organ donor specified on their drive license. She requested that the City of Miami Gardens become work place partners, which means the City would help this group promote the cause to become an organ donor among its employees. Councilman Gilbert stated that he will sponsor a resolution to have the City of Miami Gardens as a work place partner before the Council at the next City Meeting. Councilman Williams thanked Ms. Hylton for bringing this to the attention of the Council. In an effort to further promote this worthwhile and life saving cause, he invited Ms. Hylton to join the upcoming City of Miami Gardens Health Fair, scheduled for April 30th. F-3) Craven Thompson and Associates Daniel Rosemond, Community Development Director, introduced Craven Thompson and Associates to provide the status of the infrastructure project the City undertook about 8 to 9 months ago; targeting the most depressed neighborhoods within the City, with tremendous drainage problems, lack of paving, sidewalks, and lighting. This is the actually the Basis of Design Report that is part of the consent agenda Item J-13. Bob Cole of Craven Thompson and Associates presented the Basis of Design Report. He stated the Basis of Design Report, which is the first step in analyzing the three neighborhoods, is a master plan that includes a complete survey of the entire neighborhoods. This report covered the neighborhoods of Vista Verde, Kings Gardens, and Garden Circle. Councilman Bratton asked whether the drainage system would be a french drain or recor drain? Mr. Cole replied it would be combination of all of those but most of it will be french drains. Councilman Bratton asked Mr. Cole to expound on the french drain concept. Mr. Cole explained in response to Councilman Bratton's request shared a french drain is a perforated pipe that connects to two end lets. It also is a pipe with a hole in it, wrapped in fabric and surrounded by gravel. The storm water is collected by it and distributed thru the soil. When it reaches a certain level it will go into the out fall into one of the canals. Damon Carter, Project Engineer appeared before the City Council to further expound on this subject and added that only two neighbors, Kings Gardens and Vista Verde allowed a positive out fall system to alleviate the flooding. Councilman Bratton questioned the effectiveness of that drainage when the water tapper is high. Mr. Carter responded the system is not effective,but typically the water table does not reach the water level at the top of the trench. Regular City Council Minutes 2 April 23,2008 Councilman Williams asked where in the process is the City with regard to obtaining some of the neighborhood roads. Mr. Cole replied the City is in the process in gaining additional roads within the neighborhoods. Attorney Dickens asked whether there are signs indicating the upcoming construction improvements. Manager Crew in response to Attorney Dickens question said signage will be placed once the construction has commenced. Manager Crew added the estimated cost of this project is$15 million;right now the City only has a$1 million available. As a result the City will start with Garden Circle. Mr. Rosemond further responded and stated instead of Garden Circle, the City would be starting with Kings Gardens, first. Attorney Dickens advised the Council that her firm has represented Craven Thompson and Association in the past however, a Conflict of Interest Waiver is already in place. Mayor Gibson commended Daniel Rosemond, Sonja Dickens, and Craven Thompson and Associates for their work on this project, thus far. She expressed concern with the cost association with improving the infrastructure of the mentioned neighborhoods. She said this is a $15 million project and the City will have to figure out a way to get the resources to continue moving forward on this project. F4) March 2008 Budget Status Report William Alonso, Finance Director appeared before the City Council to present the March 2008 Budget Report, which represents the first six months for fiscal year 2007-08. Mr. Alonso reported there have been three budget amendments: 1) Establishing the Law Enforcement Trust Fund; 2) Transfer of$766,489 from the General Service Fleet Fund to the Stormwater Enterprise Fund, and; 3) $10,000 developer donation to the Transportation Fund specifically earmarked for sidewalk improvements. There is still a projection to add $1 to $2 million to the General Fund balance this year, which would depend on how the Development Service fund operation go for the rest of the year. Mr. Alonso noted the City has received 65% of the annual budgeted revenues and expenditures are at 46.7%, with 50% of the year completed. There are only two departments running over budget: 1)Community Outreach and 2)Police Department. Community Outreach is over due to part of their budget being used for the Jazz in the Gardens and MLK events; while the Police department is over due to payment of debt service and capital outlay purchase, which are fully paid. Mr. Alonso stated the Development Service Fund as of March is showing a deficit of $372,174. Hopefully the budgetary actions being taken now will improve this fund by year's end,on the cost side. But unless building activities pick up he does not see the deficit changing dramatically. Regular City Council Minutes 3 April 23,2008 Manager Crew interjected and shared the City did receive a $100,000 building permit payment from the UAIG complex next door. Additionally, the City will be paying an$183,000 fee for the new Recreation Center. That will definitely help this fund. Lastly, Mr. Alonso highlighted that he has added more details, such as the General Fund Expenditure is being shown by object and not just by Departments. This should provide more information on what the money is being spent on. Also the City has $32.5 million invested in CDs and money market accounts. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Erick Rock, 3260 NW 200"Street Miami Gardens, FL appeared before the City Council to express his views about Items J-1 and J-2. He opined to encourage Congress to ban assault weapons, is a waste of time. This will not change anything because the weapons are already out on the street. Blanca T. Greenwood, 10680 NW 25"Street Miami, FL appeared before the City Council on behalf of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association to convey President John Rivera's support of the resolutions regarding banning assault weapons and stringent gun sales. Howard Newman, 17590 NW 52"d Avenue Miami, FL appeared before the City Council to complain of property damage and being harassed by a local group, who he believes is harassing him to get him out of his property. Mayor Gibson informed Mr. Newman that he should contact County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's Office about his complaint since he resides outside of the City's boundary in unincorporated Dade County. Reverend Andreas M. Thode, 4400 NW 183rd Street Miami Gardens, FL of St Timothy Lutheran Church appeared before the City Council to proclaim his support of Item J-1, J-2, and J-3 in regards to the ban of assault weapons. He urges the City Council to support these items as well. Warren Jabali, 3250 NW 207 'Street Miami Gardens, FL appeared before the City Council to report the compact with the County School Board is still continuing to work with the Parks and Recreation Department. They have come up with possible ideas and projects however, he is requesting some guidance from the City in regards to these issues. Mayor Gibson indicated the compact is something that was started to last year. The compact had to be put on hold because the staffing that was needed for the Police Department. However, we are working on getting this going and hopefully coming back with a constructive plan to get the School Board involved in this compact. Wendell James, 18820 NW 29' Place Miami Gardens, FL 33056, appeared before the City Council to express his views and the work Miami Dade County had done on some of the roads in the past; he asked does the County have a warranty on their work. Lastly he commended the City, especially the Police department, and requested the support of the residents towards City officials and the Police Department. Peter Agbeyegbe, 1001 NW 197' Terrace appeared before the City Council to express his Regular City Council Minutes 4 April 23,2008 support for the Progressive Young Adult Committee being sponsored by Vice Mayor Watson. He stated one year ago he was searching for a teen outlet. He felt that item H-1 in regards to the creation of the Miami Gardens Progressive Young Adults would provide this. He shared the names of individuals who would support this board if it was to be passed and created by the City Council. Henrietta Lacey, 20073 NW 36'h Court, Miami Gardens,FL 33055,appeared before the City Council as a representative of the Miami Gardens Jaycees. She expressed her support on the Resolutions up for approval in regards to assault weapon ban; and requested the City Council to pass the Resolutions. Dr. Lester Brown, 18801 NW 29' Court, Miami Gardens, FL appeared before the City Council. Dr. Brown stated that he was impressed and commended the efforts of the City in regards to the needs of the residents and the recognition of the Teacher of the Year. Additionally he would support all legislation and human efforts to eradicate weapons from the City. Vladimir Sautier, 17359 NW 66'Place, Miami, FL 33015 appeared before the City Council in support to Item J-1 and J-2 on the assault weapon ban. As a business owner he felt this will maintain the safety of his employees and customers. Hugh Dodd, 17125 NW 19'Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, appeared before the City Council to express concern on the Red Light camera program because he read in an article that another City is having to take down the cameras because they are not generating the fees associated with this program. Reason being motorist are recognizing these cameras and followed traffic laws on the intersections where these cameras where placed. He hopes that Miami Gardens does not fall in this same situation and have to raise his taxes. Councilman Gilbert commented the reason we are installing the cameras is to have motorist slow down at certain intersections. He added that if this was to happen in the City of Miami Gardens, then the City has gotten its money's worth for this program. Manager Crew said the cost of the program is completely funded by the company that installs the camera. This will only be a gain to the City's revenue, but the main objective of the program is to save lives. (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MIAMI GARDENS PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR DUTIES AND POWERS; 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 VICE MAYOR WATSON) Regular City Council Minutes 5 April 23,2008 Vice Mayor Watson thanked Peter Agbeyegbe for sharing and explaining the thought process in developing this Ordinance. She added this is wonderful opportunity to engage our midstream population. Many times at this dais we put into place Ordinance that protect our young and elderly. For some reason we tend to let our young adults float in the wind. This gives us a vehicle and opportunity to reach out to other students that are younger and other individuals who are of the age of Mr. Agbeyegbe. Vice Mayor Watson thanked Councilwoman Pritchett for having Mr. Agbeyegbe come to her and work with his group in order to bring this before the Council. She added that we should pass up the opportunity to help our young people with all of the issues that they face. This will be an excellent start to help our youth. Many of us on this dais will not be here forever and we need to start mentoring our young adults in this City. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson and Second by Councilman William to approve this item on first reading. Mayor Gibson pointed out this is an even number and suggested the number be increased or decreased to an odd number. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to increase to number to 15, giving the Mayor the extra appointment. With there being no further discussing on the amendment,the motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett shared the creation of this Ordinance with Mr. Agbeyegbe and Vice Mayor Watson to resolve the perception that the Council and the Adults was a proactive measure Mr. Agbeyegbe and other Young Adults. She commended Vice Mayor Watson and Mr. Agbeygbe for hammering out the Ordinance that is before the Council today. This is an example of this Council coming up with resolutions and solutions to the issues of this City. Mayor Gibson added this is an example of what can be done when we engage our young people. What we tend to do is not appoint young people. We should take the opportunity to make ways for our young people. She believes this Council has been very diligent to support young adults on our council. It is important to support our young adults. Its is up to us to engage our young people to make them feel wanted. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve for second reading passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell: Out of the country Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Regular City Council Minutes 6 April 23,2008 Mayor Gibson: Yes (n ORDINANCES) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): None (J) CONSENT AGENDA/RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO.2008-73-760 J-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,URGING THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO IMPLEMENT MORE STRINGENT HANDGUN REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-74-761 J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, COMMENDING WAL-MART STORES ON ITS SELF-IMPOSED TIGHTENING OF RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GUN SALES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-75-762 J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ADOPTING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A;PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-76-763 J-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,RATIFYING COUNCILMAN AARON CAMPBELL'S APPOINTMENT OF IVAN M. STEWART,CLAVEL CASTILLO,AND ROSETTA ROLLE HYLTON,TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; FOR A TERM OF TWO (2), THREE (3) AND FOUR (4) YEARS, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN AARON CAMPBELL JR.) Regular City Council Minutes 7 April 23,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-77-764 J-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING COUNCILMAN MELVIN BRATTON'S APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT DAISE, FANNIE M. HOWELL, AND PATRICIA LIGHTFOOT, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; FOR A TERM OF TWO (2), THREE (3) AND FOUR (4) YEARS, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN MELVIN L. BRATTON) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-78-765 J-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING VICE-MAYOR BARBARA WATSON'S APPOINTMENT OF,SHARON EADDY AND PATSY GREEN, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS COMMISSION FOR WOMEN; FOR A TERM OF TWO (2) AND THREE (3) YEARS, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR BARBARA WATSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-79-766 J-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN DECLARATION, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A," IN FAVOR OF MIAMI TOWER,LLC, AGREEING TO CONSTRUCT FENCING ALONG A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE, WALKING/JOGGING PATH ON THE PROPERTY REFERENCED IN THE ATTACHED DECLARATION;PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO.2008-80-767 J-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-23-710, REVENUE AND FEE RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE A PROVISION FOR FEES RELATING TO THE RED LIGHT CAMERA ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, REFERENCED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes 8 April 23,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-81-768 J-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO REQUEST THAT THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MODIFY THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR THE BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-82-769 J-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA, DECLARING THE ITEMS LISTED ON EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO AS SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY IN A MANNER THAT HE DEEMS FIT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-83-770 J-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE BASIS OF DESIGN REPORT PREPARED BY CRAVEN THOMPSON AND ASSOCIATES RELATING TO THAT CERTAIN LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE AND THE PHASING SCHEDULE BEING RECOMMENDED BY CITY STAFF;PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to approve the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion the motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (K) RESOLUTION(S) J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THECITY COUNCIL OF THE QTV OF GARDENS,MIAMI FLORIDA, URGING T14E UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REINSTATE T14E VIOLENT CRIME GONT4tOL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1994,ALSO KNOWN AS T14E "SEMI AUTOMATIC A SS A iTi T WEY7c1'VNS BAN"; PROVIDING VDING FOR INSTi)UCTiONS TO THE CIT-V CLERK; PRO IDING FO THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVivING AN DATE.EFFECTIVE (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) Regular City Council Minutes 9 April 23,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-84-771 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REINSTATE THE"SEMI-AUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE Councilman Gilbert stated his reasoning for pulling the item was to suggest that the resolution be re-written to exclude the reinstate Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and to reinstate the semi-automatic assault weapons ban. Attorney Dickens stated that within the body of the resolution we are requesting to reinstate and extend the date of the ban. We can change the title of the resolution to just request to reinstate the ban. Councilman Williams extended his appreciation of everyone who supported this item. This is the first step in the process to regulate guns. This Resolution can save lives. Motion to amend the Resolution was made by Councilman Gilbert and second by Councilwoman Pritchett. This motion was approved by a 6-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to approve this item. There being not further discussion the Resolution passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-85-772 J-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING COUNCILMAN OLIVER GILBERT'S APPOINTMENT OF, DANNIE MCMILLAN AND JESSICA JOSEPH, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS COMMISSION FOR WOMEN; FOR A TERM OF TWO (2) AND THREE (3) YEARS, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G.GILBERT III) Councilman Gilbert recognized and thanked his appointees to the Miami Gardens Commission for Women. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Pritchett to approve this item. There being no discussion this item passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Please note Councilwoman Pritchett left the meeting at 8:50 p.m. (L) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY. L-1) City Manager's Report I Regular City Council Minutes 10 April 23,2008 Manager Crew announced the opening of two new playgrounds at Bunch Park and Rolling Oats and urged the residents to visit. Additionally he announced the second phase of the beautification project of 441 and 183d Street is underway. (M) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. Vice Mayor Watson reported that World Care is having their Golf Tournament. World Care is an Organization,which the City has supported and endorsed, gives disaster relief to our community in and other communities. For example we helped house victims of Hurricane Katrina. She asked the Council to be generous in their support to the World Care organization. She requested to support them in a contribution of$5,000 for a second year of support. Attorney Dickens recommended that this should be done in a Resolution format. Motion to by Vice Mayor Watson,seconded by Councilman Gilbert to direct the City Manager to come back with a Resolution ratifying the Council's action. There being no further discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Councilman Gilbert placed emphasis on the importance of crime watch groups and urged members of the audience/residence to become part of a crime watch or anything that is involved with the safety and image in the City of Miami Gardens. (N) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. None. (0) ADJOURNMENT. After there was no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made by Councilman Bratton, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. Attest: S 1 " G son, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, 061, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes 11 April 23,2008