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June 25, 2008 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JUNE 259 2008 (A) ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, beginning at 7 : 10 p.m. , in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th 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 Aaron Campbell Jr. , Melvin L. Bratton, Sharon Pritchett and Oliver G. Gilbert III . Councilman Andr6 Williams arrived at 7 : 12 p.m. Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny 0. Crew, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens, and Administrative Assistant Mario Bataille, sitting in for City Clerk Ronetta Taylor, who was transcribing minutes at another table. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Dr. Lester Brown (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison, (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting-June 11, 2008 The City Clerk provided a memorandum requesting deferral on the approval of the minutes due to computer problems . A motion was offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to defer approval of the minutes to the July 9th City Council meeting. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items shall be pulled from the Consent Agenda at this time): The following items were pulled from the Consent Agenda: The City Manager requested the removal of Item F-5 from the Official Agenda . Motion offered by Councilman Campbell to pull Item J-3 from the consent agenda for clarification on the timing. This motion was seconded by Councilman Gilbert . There being no further discussion, the motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Campbell to pull Item J-4 from the consent agenda for clarification. This motion was seconded by Regular City Council Agenda June 25,2008 Councilman Gilbert. There being no discussion the motion passed by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered Councilman Campbell to pull Item J-11 from the consent agenda . This motion was seconded by Councilman Gilbert, and passed by a 7-0 voice vote . Motion offered by Councilman Campbell to pull Item J-12 from the consent agenda, second by Councilman Gilbert . This motion passed by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett to pull Item J-8 from the consent agenda because the family is in attendance and she wanted to recognize them when this item is introduced. This motion was seconded by Councilman Gilbert, and passed by a 7-0 voice vote. The following item was added to the official agenda: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CIVIL CITATION INITIATIVE, PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to approve the official agenda with the additions/deletions and changes . This motion passed by a 7-0 voice vote . (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Miami Children's Trust Ms . Armstrong appeared before the City Council to expound on the Miami Children' s Trust and the upcoming General Election being held August 26, 2008 . There is 100 Million dollars at stake if this program is not approved by the voters. She furthered expounded on the importance of the Children' s Trust, which funds over 200 programs within the community, serving children from birth to eighteen years of age. She solicits the support of the leaders and citizens of Miami Gardens to ensure this worthwhile organization remained in the community. Councilman Williams thanked Ms. Armstrong for her presentation. He encouraged everyone to support this endeavor, and briefly noted some of the services the Children' s Trust provide. F-2) Student Voter Registration Mr. Eldridge appeared before the City Council to expound on this voter registration drive. He emphasized the importance of everyone exercising their right to vote. Councilman Williams asked is there voter registration going on in the high schools located within the City of Miami Gardens Regular City Council Minutes 2 June 25,2008 Mr. Eldridge responded that it is suppose to be, but is not sure because it is up to the principal of the school. Councilman Williams asked if the council votes favorably for this legislation will there be records kept on who has registered. Mr. Eldridge replied that it is the objection of the board. Councilman Bratton recommended the PTA' s involved with the Voter Registration process. Mr. Eldridge indicated it is up to the principals and they will look into using the services of the PTAs . Mayor Gibson explained her rationale for sponsoring this item. She said this legislation would further encourage the Miami-Dade School Board to put some policies in place. This is not a Miami Gardens' effort but a district wide effort. She stated the State of Florida directed the Election Departments to do student voter registration. F-3) Wansley Walters, Director Juvenile Services Dept. Miami-Dade County (Juvenile Assessment Center/JAC) Mr. Morris Copeland, Deputy Director Juvenile Services Department, appeared before the City Council to provide a brief overview of this program. He explained if a participant goes through this program and completes it there is no juvenile record in the system for that individual . This program, which addresses the disproportioned minority currently, has 95% minority participation. There is major cost savings involved with this program. The participants must pay restitution and do community service. This provides an opportunity for those kids that have made a mistake another opportunity. This program has been recognized nationally and received an award from NACO. Councilman Campbell opined a disproportioned number of African American youth do not fit into this program. Mr. Copeland indicated that they do not allow juveniles that have committed serious crimes to participate. Additionally this program has direct oversight by the State Attorney' s Office. Councilman Campbell questioned the availability of funding for the program. Mr. Copeland stated that they are going to be funded fully thru the Byrne Grant. Councilman Campbell asked why does a great program like this Regular City Council Minutes 3 June 25,2008 have to receive funding from a grant . Mr. Copeland informed Councilman Campbell that the funding is not 100% from the Byrne Grant but is also funded by the County and other grant sources . Councilwoman Pritchett conveyed the Council understands of the challenges this program faces. Councilman Williams asked whether those youth from the City of Miami Gardens can be identified. Mr. Copeland said the program is able to do that because of the extensive data base that is updated daily. Councilman Williams questioned the success rate of the program. Mr. Copeland indicated the program has an 84 percent success rating. Councilman Bratton asked for clarification on criteria for acceptance into the program. Mr. Copeland explained in detail the procedure for acceptance into the program; and how serious the Department of Juvenile Justice takes this program. Vice Mayor Watson stated this is a wonderful program, however there are a number of youth who probably would not fit into this program. Mr. Copeland explained there are numerous diversionary programs for repeat misdemeanors and felony juvenile. He added the whole purpose of the Juvenile Justice Law is to divert, divert, divert . Lastly he explained that education is a key factor in keeping these young people out of the system. Mayor Gibson asked how are the numbers for Dade County Public School looking now, because in the past they had some of the highest numbers. Mr. Copeland in response to Mayor Gibson question said Dade County Public School Police has been recognized by the State as one of the most progressive School Police Departments. They have one of the lowest numbers in the State. F-4) Distinguished Budget Award for FY ending September 2008 William Alonso appeared before the City Council to expound on this award. He presented the Award to the Mayor and Council members. Regular City Council Minutes 4 June 25,2008 F 5) Tree Florida A-ward for 2008 F-6) Monthly Budget Report - May 2008 William Alonso, Finance Director for the City of Miami Gardens appeared before the City Council to present the monthly budget report. He noted there were two budget amendments for the month of May. A report from the Miami-Dade Tax Collector indicates 98 . 3 percent of the tax certificates were sold June 2008 . He informed the Council that the Developments Service fund is still lagging behind, if the current trend continues it is projected to subsidy the fund. Councilman Williams asked about next year' s budget . William Alonso indicated that the budget for next year looks a lot better. Manager Crew added more information has been provided for example, the insurance reduction. He stated as of right now he can balance the budget for next year. Councilman Williams asked what would be some of the budgetary factors we may face. Mr. Alonso in response to Councilman Williams' questions stated the things that could impact the city' s budget would be relative anything that might come from the State Legislators trying to micro- manage municipalities, as well as the economy of the State. Councilman Williams commended the City Manager and Mr. Alonso for balancing the budget. Manager Crew opinioned as we come out of this so-called recession the City will be in pretty good shape. Mr. Alonso stated they will go over in detail where some consideration was given in order to balance the budget . Councilman Pritchett questioned whether the concerns for next year' s budget have been reconciled. Manager Crew in response to Councilwoman Pritchett' s question stated responded that if had known what he knows now he would not have had the previous workshop. He said the City has a balanced budget. Attorney Dickens informed Councilwoman Pritchett that the Council could not and did not take any action at the last budget Regular City Council Minutes 5 June 25,2008 workshop. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Jesse Stubbs, Chairperson of the Elderly Affairs Committee appeared before the City Council to present the Committee' s Mission Statement as requested by Councilwoman Pritchett at the last City Council meeting. He stated the mission of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee; is to advise the City Council and submit written recommendations concerning; policies and programs addressing the issues and needs of the elderly population of the City. He continue to state the purpose is to deliver educational, health, medical and social services and any other matters that the City Council seeks guidance from this committee; that will assist to improve the quality of life for the elderly residents . Vice Mayor Watson questioned whether the Elderly Affairs would be able to deliver social services . Mayor Gibson interjected and informed the Council that the City did partner with an organization to provide needed types of social services within the City and recommended that the committee check with Community Development on that. Manager Crew stated the word "delivered" from the purpose statement may be what is raising the concern. Vice Mayor Watson concurred and stated that the City is not in the business of providing social services, but provides social service thru other agencies . Attorney Dickens stated the mission statement was established when the Ordinance was adopted. That mission statement should coincide with the Ordinance. Councilwoman Pritchett stated the Elderly Affairs was to create a mission statement consistent to the reason why they were created, so that they could partner with the State of Florida Community Affairs to obtain grants . Councilman Campbell opined the purpose should be eliminated from the mission statement. Lillie Q. Odom, Community Outreach Coordinator and staff liaison to the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee appeared before the City Council to further expound on the Mission Statement presented. She indicated the mission statement does agree with the ordinance and agreed to delete the purpose portion. Linda Washington, 6283 NW 201 Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to expound upon a program, MoWash Regular City Council Minutes 6 June 25,2008 Kids into the Performing Arts Academy, she has embarked upon. She explained the purpose and mission of the academy. She solicits the Council' s support by asking for sponsorship for the youth who are interested in the program; five youth would cost approximately $2, 000. 00. This is a five week program. She indicated that they will be using Carol City High School to house the project during the summer. Moses Washington appeared before the City Council to add the reasons and inspiration for coming up with this program. Additionally the main focus is to allow him to give back to the community in a positive way. Manager Crew suggested for immediate funding, this group should meet with Vernita Nelson (Parks and Recreation Director) to see if there can be some kind of tie-end, Daniel Rosemond (Community Development Director) for grant opportunities thru the City, and maybe contact some of the local businesses looking for ways to support the community. Billie Isley, 1740 NW 193rd Street Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his views about the Financial Report given by the Finance Director, more particularly the ICMA. He asked for clarification on what the ICMA is . William Alonso appeared before the City Council to explain the ICMA program, which provides for a City match of up to three percent to participants . Dr. Lester Brown, 18801 NW 29th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his views about the terminology "Mission Statement"; he explained the Mission Statement should be short, brief, and measurable. Hugh Dodd, 17125 NW 19th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to clarify his comments made at the last Council meeting held on June 11, 2008 . He then asked for clarification as to whether the property value would go down, as the millage rate goes up. Manager Crew explained how the State Law works concerning the millage does and how it relates to property value. Mr. Dodd asked why would the City have to do a $2 million bond when the city is forecasting a surplus for this year' s budget. Manager Crew explained the importance of doing a five year bond along with the flexibility that comes with a bond in purchasing and replacing equipments for those items to be used by the City. Regular City Council Minutes 7 June 25,2008 (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 3 OF ORDINANCE NO. 06-04-85 TO EXPAND THE MEMBER SHIP OF THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FROM SEVEN (7) MEMBERS TO 15 (FIFTEEN)MEMBERS);AMENDING SECTION 4 OF ORDINANCE NO. 06-04-85 TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AMENDING SECTION 12 TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT MUST BE PRESENT TO CONSTITUTE A QUORUM; 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 BARBARA WATSON) Vice Mayor Watson shared her rationale for sponsoring this item. This item is also co-sponsored by Councilwoman Pritchett . Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to approve this item on first reading. There being no discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell : Yes Councilman Gilbert : Yes Councilwoman Pritchett : Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes H-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO GANG PREVENTION IN PUBLIC PLACES; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES;REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) Councilman Gilbert acknowledged Assistant City Manager Renee Farmer, Chief of Police Matthew Boyd, Assistant Chief of Police Paul Miller and City Attorney Sonja Dickens for their assistance with the crafting of this ordinance. He explained what this ordinance defines. He further shared from working with the police department Regular City Council Minutes 8 June 25,2008 he learned there are over 1300 identified gang members in the City of Miami Gardens . Motion offered by Councilman Bratton, seconded by Councilman Campbell to approve this item on first reading. Councilman Campbell stated there should be additional language to include the way information is documented. Attorney Dickens agreed with Councilman Campbell, and explained that once the Ordinance is in place the department needs to adopt an internal policy on how this will be handled. Chief Boyd appeared before the City Council to expound on those concerns raised by Councilman Campbell . He indicated that the department does have a gang module in place on documenting information related to gangs. Councilman Williams raised concerns about the implementation and stated that he would not like the City to tread on innocent youths . Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Williams' question said the definition of Gang is defined in the ordinance, which gives more criteria for the officers to follow. Councilman Williams expressed concern with the legal aspects of this issue and the over aggressive protection of the police department. Attorney Dickens added these are direct definitions from the Florida Statues. Mayor Gibson stated if residents within this community have any reasons to complain about something to come in and do so, so that it will be handled accordingly. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to approve this item passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Campbell: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes H-3) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO GANG PREVENTION IN Regular City Council Minutes 9 June 25,2008 PUBLIC PLACES AND DEEMING CRIMINAL STREET GANGS AND THEIR USE OF A PUBLIC PLACE A PUBLIC NUISANCE; AUTHORIZING ABATEMENT OF THE NUISANCE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G.GILBERT III) Councilman Gilbert explained this is a companion item to the previous item discussed. Motion offered by Councilman Bratton, seconded by Councilman Campbell to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion on this item, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Gilbert : Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes H-4) AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO CONVEY THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1080 NORTHWEST 185TH TERRACE TO MR. AND MRS. AQUIL DAWSON; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew explained the relevant issues involved with the mentioned property within the Ordinance. What this ordinance is asking is to do an emergency Ordinance because the closing is this week. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson to approve this item on first reading. Councilman Williams asked what are the details of the fund being used for the energy efficiency program, Power Up Program. Renee Farmer, Assistant City Manager for Public Services appeared before the City Council to expound on the Power Up Program Regular City Council Minutes 10 June 2S,2008 and how it will be implemented for the residents of Miami Gardens . Councilman Williams suggested that the City have an educational component within the program when it deals to energy efficiency. Mayor Gibson informed Councilman Williams that FPL has an educational program for energy efficiency and they probably would be a great partner for our Power Up Program. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett to the Ordinance to read "Whereas, in light of the fact that the property is scheduled to close next week, it would be prudent to have the Ordinance adopted on an emergency basis"; second by Vice Mayor Watson. The amendment to the Ordinance on a 7-0 voice vote. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell : Yes Councilman Gilbert : Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes Manager Crew advised the Council that it will be up for second reading tonight and brought back for second reading at the next City Council meeting. (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): ORDINANCE NO. 2008-22-158 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 12 ENTITLED "MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY, BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, WALLS, FENCES, SIGNS, PAVEMENT AND LANDSCAPING"OF ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13-51,AS AMENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR REGULATIONS RELATING TO DRAINAGE FACILITIES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew explained the mitigating factors involved with this ordinance as it relates to property owners' maintaining their property drainage systems . This will also give the City some flexibility to get those property owners to comply. He brought up the example of the drainage issue at the old home depot spot . Regular City Council Minutes 11 June 25,2008 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this ordinance. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. Vince Mancusso, 17201 NW 42nd Place, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to express his support of this ordinance because of his past experiences with flooding within the City. Billy Isley, 1740 NW 193rd Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express his views about this item. He question why residential properties where not included. Manager Crew responded that usually a single family home does not generally have those things, however residential properties, such as an apartment complex, do. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert seconded by Councilman Williams to amend the ordinance as following "shall mean any system or components of a system, including but not limited to storm sewer inlets, catch basins, curb and gutter, retention or detention ponds, swales, manholes, junction boxes, culverts, or other related components, designed to convey stormwater runoff and dispose of this runoff to appropriate and approved locations and/or methods . There being no further discussion on the amendment, the motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Councilman Bratton asked if the is a color pallet . Manager responded no. Councilwoman Pritchett asked what are the goals of the City to receive more points on the Community Rating System (CRS) ? Manager Crew stated that the City has a rating but we are under the County' s rating; we are trying to improve our rating. They have hired a staff person to improve the rating. Mike Gambino, Flood Plan Manager, appeared before the City Council to further expound on this matter. He stated currently he is waiting on FEMA to give the City its own rating. During this waiting time he is rounding up all of the activities to enable the City to either meet or pass the County' s rating. Regular City Council Minutes 12 June 25,2008 Councilwoman Pritchett asked if he has a time frame of when he plans to either meet or exceed the rating. Mr. Gambino responded that it will be an on-going program. He hopes to pick up rating points every year. Mayor Gibson stated the residents will benefit from the higher rating, because this rating with give our residents a discount on their flood insurance. Mr. Gambino explained the point system and how the residents can benefit from this program. Vice Mayor Watson asked what percentage of our City is in a flood zone . Mr. Gambino replied about fifty percent of the City is in a flood zone. At the conclusion of this discussion this item passed and carried b a 7-0 vote. Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell : Yes Councilman Gilbert : Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2008-23-159 I-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 12 OF ORDINANCE NO.2005-12-50,AS AMENDED,TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS;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 THE CITY CLERK City Clerk Taylor appeared before the City Council to explain this item provides for the Certification and installation to take place on Tuesday, in case of a holiday. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Regular City Council Minutes 13 June 25,2008 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item Councilman Gilbert asked that the record reflect the correct labeling as provided as part of the agenda package should be Item I- 2 . At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt this ordinance passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell : Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett : Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes ORDINANCE NO.2008-24-160 I-3) AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO CONVEY THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1080 NORTHWEST 185TH TERRACE TO MR. AND MRS. AQUIL DAWSON; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this ordinance. Councilman Gilbert asked that the record reflect the correct labeling as provided as part of the agenda package should be Item I- 3. There being no discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Campbell: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams : Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (.i) CONSENT AGENDA/RESOLUTION(S) Regular City Council Minutes 14 June 25,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-121-808 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CHILDREN'S TRUST, REQUESTING THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA CONTINUE TO FUND THE CHILDREN'S TRUST AND SUPPORTING THE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN INITIATED BY THE CHILDREN'S TRUST;URGING THE CITY'S RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT THE UPCOMING BALLOT INITIATIVE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-122-809 J-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO MUSCO SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC, IN THE AMOUNT OF $222,335.00 BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BID SC-0511-06; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-123-810 J-5) 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 INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR REIMBURSEMENTS FOR PARKING REVENUES, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A;PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO.2008-124-811 J-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,RATIFYING COUNCILMAN AARON CAMPBELL'S APPOINTMENT OF YOIETTE MEZADIEU AND JAMESHA RICHARDSON, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MIAMI GARDENS PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS FOR A TERM OF TWO(2)AND THREE(3)YEARS RESPECTIVELY;PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN CAMPBELL) Regular City Council Minutes 15 June 25,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-125-812 J-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,RATIFYING COUNCILMAN AARON CAMPBELL'S APPOINTMENT OF,CAROL E.RICHARDSON AND RAMONA EXUM, 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 CAMPBELL) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-126-813 J-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING COUNCILMAN MELVIN BRATTON'S APPOINTMENT OF,KARLYN R.HYLTON, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS COMMISSION FOR WOMEN FOR A TERM OF THREE (3) YEARS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN BRATTON) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-127-814 J-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THAT CERTAIN SCOPE OF SERVICES ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A WITH CRAVEN THOMPSON AND ASSOCIATES FOR PHASE THREE OF THE LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-128-815 J-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS,FLORIDA,REJECTING ALL BIDS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO RFP # 07-08-028 FOR CHEVROLET IMPALAS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.(SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to approve the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (K) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO.2008-129-816 J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY Regular City Council Minutes 16 June 25,2008 MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BLISS PRODUCTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $188,078.00 FOR NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND SURFACING AT VISTA VERDE PARK, BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BID SC-0511-06; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Campbell stated he had pulled this item for further clarification and asked whether staff was assigned to this park. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Campbell said currently there is minimum staff assigned to this park. Motion offered by Councilman Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-130-817 J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, INDICATING THE OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE CITY TO ISSUE TAX-EXEMPT BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION ($2,000,000.0) DOLLARS TO FINANCE THE COST OF EQUIPMENT ACQUISITIONS, AND TO USE A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH BONDS TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES PAID OR INCURRED PRIOR TO THE DATE OF ISSUANCE THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Campbell asked what equipment is being identified. Manager Crew said this resolution provides that if the City purchased equipment between now and October, the City can be reimburse for the purchase out of this bond. Motion offered by Councilman Campbell, seconded by Councilman Bratton to approve this item. There being no further discussion this motion passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett cast the dissenting vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-131-818 Regular City Council Minutes 17 June 25,2008 J-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT'S APPOINTMENT OF DAMIKICA COX,TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MIAMI GARDENS PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS FOR A TERM OF THREE (3) YEARS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN PRITCHETT) Councilwoman Pritchett introduced Ms . Damikia Cox to the City Council . Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. She then introduced Ms. Cox to the audience and thanked her for her willingness to volunteer her time by serving on this committee. Councilman Campbell opined it would be more appropriate to introduce all the appointed members for the committees once a full complement has been appointed. There being no further discussion on this item, this motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO.2008-132-819 J-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO GARBER CHEVROLET INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $284,850.00 FOR THE PURCHASE OF FIFTEEN 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALAS, BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN FLORIDA SHERIFF'S INVITATION TO BID NO. 07-08-0287; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Campbell said he had pulled this item due to budgetary concerns . Manager Crew said the funds to make this purchase have been identified. Motion offered by Councilman Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a 6-1 vote. Councilwoman Pritchett cast the dissenting vote. Regular City Council Minutes 18 June 25,2008 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-133-820 J-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO DON REID FORD, IN THE AMOUNT OF$445,629.00 FOR THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Motion offered by Councilman Campbell, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item. There being no discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett cast the dissenting vote. RESOLUTION NO.2008-134-821 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, URGING THE MIAMI-DADE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO URGE THE MIAMI- DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO IMPLEMENT A UNIFORM STANDARD IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD'S VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAM IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS;PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR GIBSON Mayor Gibson explained the relevant factors involved with her sponsoring this item. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item. Vice Mayor Watson shared an initiative she had undertaken along with the City Clerk and members of the Youth Council to identify and register eligible students at Miami Norland and Miami Carol City Senior High Schools . At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-135-822 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CIVIL CITATION INITIATIVE, PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Regular City Council Minutes 19 June 25,2008 Councilwoman Pritchett shared her rationale for sponsoring this item. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. There being no discussion on this item, the motion passed and carried by a7-0 vote. (L) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY. L-1) City Manager Monthly Report Manager Crew broached the subject of authorizing the Finance Director to purchase the tax certificates on those commercial and non-homestead properties still owing taxes. Councilman Gilbert said he was not in favor of the City purchasing City of Miami Gardens Tax Certificates. Vice Mayor Watson reminded everyone that the City is landlocked and if there is an opportunity to acquire land the City needs to take that opportunity. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Williams to expend an amount not to exceed $140, 000 . 00 to purchase tax certificates for commercial properties or vacant land, and non- homestead properties. This motion passed and carried by a 5-2 vote. Councilwoman Pritchett and Councilman Gilbert cast the dissenting votes. (M) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. Councilwoman Pritchett commended Vernita Nelson, Parks and Recreation Directors for her community efforts. Mayor Gibson commended Christopher Steers, Assistant City Manager for Business Services for the successful Hurricane Preparedness event held Saturday, June 21, 2008 . Mayor Gibson further commended Vernita Nelson for doing an outstanding job with the parks programs. She invited every out to the pool party at Norwood Pool on July 18, 2008 . (N) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. None. Regular City Council Minutes 20 June 25,2008 (0) ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made by Councilman Bratton this meeting adjourned at 10 : 45 p.m. l� Attest: hi ey Gibson, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, C , City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes 21 June 25,2008