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September 10, 2008 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, beginning at 7:15 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 W 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 Aaron Campbell Jr., Andre Williams, Melvin L. Bratton, Sharon Pritchett and Oliver G. Gilbert III. Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Invocation delivered by Dr. Lester Brown (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Pledge of Allegiance recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting - July 23, 2008 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items shall be pulled from the Consent Agenda at this time): The following presentations were added to the official agenda: F-4) Presentation by the City Manager F-5) World Care - Vice Mayor Watson Motion offered by Mayor Gibson, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to pull item J-11 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to pull Items J-2 through J-9 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson to approve the official agenda with the changes, additions and or deletions. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 1 (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Proclamation - Child Passenger Safety Week Mayor Gibson presented Ms. Cherise Asberry, School Crossing Guard Superintendent with a proclamation, proclaiming, Saturday, September 20, 2008 as Seat Belt Check Day and the week of September 21-27, 2008 as Child Passenger Safety Week. F-2) Miami Gardens Police Department Monthly Report Matthew Boyd, Chief of Police for the City of Miami Gardens, appeared before the City Council to expound on the Police Department's monthly report. Before starting the report, Chief Boyd bestowed upon Officers Joseph Bradwell and Rosita Clark the prestigious recognition as Officers of the month of for August 2008. Chief Boyd highlighted Officers Bradwell and Clark's efforts with the implementation of the Neighborhood Watch Program in the City. To date, fifteen new groups have been formed, and twenty new participants registered. In addition Officers Bradwell and Clark have increased business participation in the Zero Tolerance Program. Councilman Campbell shared he has seen Officer Bradwell out on the running path in the early morning hours, and at the community meetings in the evening hours. He commented Officers Bradwell and Clark are indeed out and about in the community. Councilwoman Pritchett shared that she has seen these two officers on Sunday afternoons at the various crime watch meetings. She stated these officers are very engaging and the community loves them. She thanked the officers for all of their hard work. Councilman Gilbert opined the interaction and relationship these two officers have built with this community are definitely contributing to the success of the City of Miami Gardens' Police Department. He conveyed his appreciation of these officers. Councilman Bratton concurred with the comments made by his colleagues. He said this "A" team is very effective and the officers are out there doing their job. Mayor Gibson echoed kudos to Chief Boyd, Officers Bradwell and Clark, the administrative staff and the rest of the sworn and civilian personnel. She said it was a major decision for the City to take the step to develop a police department. She stated that her support has always been that it was necessary and the right thing to do to provide those services to the community. She stated that she has been supported of this department and its budget, making sure that it has the things necessary to ensure success. She applauded and thanked the police department for the great work it does. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 2 Chief Body provided statistical information on the monthly report. He stated that from July to August, year to date crime is down 19 percent. From August 2007 to August 2008, crime is down 31 percent. He reported sexual batteries were up by 100 percent from July to August. He explained of the four sexual batteries, three of the four subjects were known. On the fourth sexual battery complaint, the victim recanted saying the incident never occurred. Residential burglaries are now 17 percent. Commercial burglaries are up 98 percent. He expounded on the residential burglaries and stated the perpetrators are prying open the back/rear doors of homes, which are not visible from the streets. He said residents need to be more vigilant. Commercial burglaries spiked during the month of August, however for the last two weeks there has been a decrease due to the high visibility of police patrols. Targeted crimes arrests decreased by 34 percent. The number of robberies doubled this month. He expounded on the robberies and shared individuals waiting at bus stops are being robbed by individuals pulling up in cars. Several individuals were apprehended on yesterday for this crime. In addition several juveniles have been identified as repeat burglars. Chief Boyd reported the Narcotics Unit made 29 arrests, and executed four search warrants. The Narcotics Unit has implemented a Violent Crime Initiative. Additionally, the police department has assisted with, and maintained the closing of M&M Market for the last four weeks. The Auto Theft Unit continues to inspect auto body shops. The Juvenile Unit's focus has been shifted and resulted in a 17 percent decrease in burglaries for the month of August. Additional personnel has been added to the Juvenile Unit, it now has two gang officers and two Juvenile officers will be working together. The Neighborhood Watch unit continues to meet with the residents interested in implementing neighborhood watches. The police department also conducted a health fair on August 16', with several hundred people attending. Over four hundred backpacks were given to school age children. Chief Boyd reported the department has hired 15 officers for the Specialized Unit. An additional eight officers will be hired by October 1'. Councilman Williams asked about the type of firearms the police department confiscated. Chief Boyd said he was not sure on the type of firearms confiscated. However, one of the firearms was an AK-47. Councilman Williams asked Chief Boyd to expound on the spike in commercial burglaries. Chief Boyd said there is no trend by which to gage the spike. However, once the department noticed the spike it took proactive measures to address that spike. He anticipates that next month's stats will show a larger decline in commercial burglars. Councilman Williams asked whether the commercial burglaries were occurring when the businesses are closed. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 3 Chief Boyd said the commercial burglaries were occurring when the businesses are closed and locked up. Most occur over long three-day weekends. Councilman Bratton asked Chief Boyd to expound on the recent Public Service Announcement provided by the Police Department. Chief Boyd announced on Tuesday, September 23`x, from 5-9 p.m., a raffle will be held to raise funds for one of the City of Miami Gardens' police officers. This officer and his wife (Pete and Sandy) relocated here from out of state. Approximately a month and a half into his employment it was discovered that he had cancer and had to be hospitalized. His wife Sandy, ended up working while he went through the chemo treatments. The treatment was a success and the cancer is in remission at this point. In a show of support and to assist with the expenses incurred through this process, the police department is holding this raffle. The event will take place at Chili's restaurant. Chief Boyd related when both officers exhausted their sick leave, the City Manager said it was not a problem and for them not to worry about it. He commended Manager Crew for his compassion in coming to the aide of this family in their time of crisis. Chief Boyd expounded on the raffle and shared that the first prize raffle ticket will be seats at the Dolphin Stadium, including parking. Estimated value is $6,000. Second prize is seats at the 2009 Marlin Season, including parking. The estimated value of that prize is $1,600. He credited Eric Knowles of Dolphin Stadium for stepping up to the plate and providing the prizes for this worthwhile cause. F-3) Tropical Storm Fay debriefing- Paul Miller, Deputy Chief Deputy Chief Miller appeared before the City Council to provide a brief overview of the preparations and manpower that went into preparing for this storm. He stated this exercise went very well for a first time police department. He presented the timeline in preparing for Tropical Storm Fay. Arrangements were made with some of the fueling stations within the City, with backup generations so that immediately after a storm the City would be able to take over one of the pumps at the station to fuel city vehicles. Arrangements have also been made with Publix, immediately after a storm they will supply the City with ice and water. A hotline number was put in place so that citizens and employees could get information. Traffic devices were also put in place so that immediately after a storm eighteen of the City's intersections would be controlled. None essential personnel were given Tuesday off. The emergency operations center was staffed by both the police and public works departments. He said there were some issues with IT that has to be worked out. Apparently there are two different systems, one for police and one for city hall. Councilman Bratton asked how would the police department communicate if a category five hurricane hit and all the electrical and satellite power went down. Deputy Chief Miller in response to Councilman Bratton's question said the City Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 4 purchased its equipment through Miami-Dade County and has been assured that applicable measures are in place to address any break in communication. Manager Crew expounded on this subject and stated one of the initiatives the City will be undertaking next year with funds from Homeland Security, is the purchase of an am radio station. This radio station will have a five mile broadcast range. Councilwoman Pritchett asked whether the City had a representative to attend those hurricane briefings held by the Miami-Dade County Mayor, at the Miami-Dade Emergency Response Center. Deputy Chief Miller explained the City of Miami Gardens is part of a satellite conglomerate with the City of North Miami Beach. The City of North Miami Beach has a representative present at those briefing. That individual filters information back to the City of Miami Gardens. Councilman Williams asked if there were to be a category five hurricane and power is down how would the City of Miami Gardens get the word out to its residents. Deputy Chief Miller said if a situation such as a category five hurricane, the police public works departments, and CERT Teams will be mobilized to get the word out. Councilman Williams asked if the City has made provisions for a worst case scenario for emergency housing for those individuals that cannot stay in their homes. Deputy Chief Miller said the police department is working in conjunction with Daniel Rosemond, Community Development Director to make contact with the Red Cross. Those contacts are being established now before there is an emergency. Councilman Gilbert asked what were the problems with IT. Deputy Chief Miller explained the police department is on a separate network. There were some issues with public works being able to log on to the network. Ron McKenzie, IT Director has indicated this is not a problem that cannot be resolved. Councilwoman Pritchett inquired as to whether a list of senior citizens with special needs was ever compiled. Deputy Chief Miller said that list is complied through Miami-Dade County. The individuals on that list are the first to be contacted in case of an evacuation. The City of Miami Gardens has access to that list, should a resident decide not to evacuate. Mr. James Clausell, 3520 NW 2015` Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and shared those individuals with special needs should call Miami-Dade Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 5 County's 311 number and asked to have a Special Assistance Package mailed them. Participants must be pre-registered, with a doctor's approval. Councilwoman Pritchett suggested putting this information on the City's webpage. Councilman Bratton asked for the locations of the designated hurricane shelters for the Miami Gardens area. Deputy Chief Miller said Carol City High School and Brentwood have been designated as hurricane shelters. However, they are not opened immediately. F-4) Presentation by the City Manager In recognition of the City's five year anniversary and the Council's five year tenure, Manager Crew presented Councilwoman Pritchett with a Certificate of Appreciation and a five year pen. Please note Councilwoman Pritchett left the meeting at 8:10 p.m. Vice Mayor Watson made reference to the devastation and destruction of Hurricanes Gustavo and Ike in Haiti. She asked Mr. Glen Joseph to come forward to further expound on World Care's involvement in the relief efforts. Mr. Glen Joseph, World Care, Inc., 111 NW 183'd Street, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to expound on the relief efforts being coordinated by World Care in collaboration with other entities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The focus of this joint humanitarian effort is to provide food, water and medical supplies to the Island of Haiti. Vice Mayor Watson further expounded on World Care's extraordinary efforts in providing assistance for those in need. She stated that in lieu of taking money from the City's General Fund she is asking that the City donate some extra airline tickets to offset the travel cost for essential people needing to get to Haiti. She explained the City of Miami Gardens has been fortunate to have airline tickets donated to the City. Those tickets are already in the City's possession. She asked the Council for a voice vote to transfer two of the donated airline tickets to World Care. Horace McHugh, Assistant City Manager appeared before the Council to explain that as part of the City's event programs the City relies on its Airlines partners to help with the expense of bring certain entertainment acts to the City. There is no guarantee the City will be able to transfer the tickets. However, if the Council gives authorization, staff would be able to ask the Airlines if this is possible. He explained after a Needs Assessment is done in Haiti, World Care can better determine those items needed immediately. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 6 Councilman Williams asked after the Needs Assessment is completed, the information on what is needed be posted in the City Hall lobby so that residents can contribute. Mr. McHugh said a medical team would be visiting Haiti first to assess the medical needs, and provide the necessary medical service. Later on a structural team would be visiting to assess the infrastructural damage. Motion offered by Councilman Bratton, seconded by Councilman Williams to transfer two airline tickets that were donated to the City of Miami Gardens to World Care. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett was not present when vote was taken. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Loretta Ham, 18831 NW 15' Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the Optimist Club Games at Scott Park and the negative affect the game visitors are having on the residents (e.g. disrespect, double parking in street, parking on residential properties, blocking driveways). Renee Farmer, Deputy City Manager appeared before the City Council to expound on this matter. She shared that she has had this conversation with Mrs. Ham before therefore, she certainly understands her frustration. She stated that Optimist football will no longer be allowed at Scott Park. There is a requirement to have two police officers at the games. Those officers are responsible for keeping the peace and dealing with these issues. The Optimist Clubs have been told there will be no further contracts at this park. Next year Optimist Club activities will be at Rolling Oaks Park, which has ample parking and is an appropriate distance from the residents. Code Enforcement will also be present to reinforce the efforts of police. Mayor Gibson suggested having a towing company called in to tow the cars that are double parked. Chief Boyd appeared before the Council and announced that Major Brooklyn will be putting together a special detail to address this problem. Major Brooklyn will have that detail assembled and in place in time for the next Optimist Club game. Councilman Williams asked whether this situation is a problem at the other facilities. Ms. Farmer said the problem is at the other facilities, however some problems are worst than others. Some facilities are a little better situated to handle this type of situation, than others. Councilman Williams suggested having a plan in place in case this becomes a problem at other parks too. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 7 Sharon Frazier-Stephens, 145 NE 193" Street, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to provide an update about Dade-County Council PTA and PTSA activities. She announced that as of today, Dr. Rudy Crew is no longer the Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System. Please note Councilwoman Pritchett returned to the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Dr. Lester Brown, 18801 NW 29' Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to commend Chief Boyd and Deputy Chief Miller for providing excellent reports. Beverly Bush, 3125 NW 205" Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to complain about the vacant house located behind her property, 3150 NW 205 Terrace. She said the property is overgrown. Manager Crew explained that Code Enforcement is actively pursuing placing fines and liens on those properties that are foreclosed on by the bank. He opined the banks don't seem to care and at some point in time, the City will be authorized to go in and foreclose on these properties. In the meantime the City is charged with cleaning up the property and charging that expense to the property owner. He said staff will take a look at this particular case. Carmen Quinn, Code Enforcement Director appeared before the City Council to expound on this matter. She shared currently there are 31 properties staff is looking at to have the City step in to cut the grass and/or board the property up. In order to reduce the liability of the City several steps must be taken, which could take up to three months for the process to take place. She said there is a file on this particular property. Councilman Williams thanked the residents for coming out to tonight's meeting. He made reference to the foreclosure situation in Miami Gardens and shared that there will be dollars coming to Miami Gardens from Congress to address those matters affecting this city. The funds will be used to rehabilitate these homes. Councilwoman Pritchett too thanked the residents for coming out to the City Council meetings to get accurate information that can be shared with their neighbors. Mayor Gibson also thanked residents for attending the meetings. She asked that those residents that get the correct information to be a voice for the City when incorrect information is being disseminated. Carolyn Nelson-Goedert, Chairperson Commission For Women appeared before the City Council to provide a preliminary report on matters currently being considered by the Commission For Women. She said the by-laws are nearing completion. Once this is done that document will be forwarded to the City Attorney, and ultimately to the City Council for consideration and approval. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 8 (m ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, LEVYING A HORSE RACING AND DOG RACING TAX IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 550.105(9), FLORIDA STATUTES PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew said this would take place of the Occupational License and the charge would $150.00 per day times the number of days that park is open. He said he had informed Calder Race Course that this matter would be coming before the Council for consideration. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item on first reading. Councilwoman Pritchett for clarification purposes stated the daily amount being charged is as per the Florida Statutes, with nothing added and nothing taken away. Manager Crew said that is correct. There being no other discussion, the motion to approve on first reading 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 (n ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): ORDINANCE NO. 2008-30-166 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 3 OF ORDINANCE NO.2007-08-114 WHICH CREATED AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF TWO MEMBERS; AMENDING SECTION 5 TO AMEND THE TERM OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 9 REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew explained this is the required changes the City has in the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Bratton, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this ordinance. Councilwoman Pritchett referenced the agenda cover memorandum, which stated staff would be making a recommendation on the appointment at the September 10' City Council meeting. She asked if this could be corrected as a scrivener's error. Manager Crew said this change would be made. Councilman Campbell asked who would actually make the selection for these two additional members. Attorney Dickens opined the Council will actually make the appointment. However, Mr. Rosemond and the Committee will make recommendations. The Council can elect to not go with those recommendations. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt this ordinance 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 (J) CONSENT AGENDA/RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-156-843 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTION; RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD AUGUST 26, 2008, FOR THE PURPOSE OF Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 10 ELECTING COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR AT-LARGE SEATS 5 AND 6; DECLARING RESULTS OF SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) RESOLUTION NO.2008-157-844 J-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO TEMPTROL AIR CONDITIONING, INC., FOR MECHANICAL REPAIRSIMAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-158-845 J-12) 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 SECOND ADDENDUM TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND CSA SOUTHEAST, INC., 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.2008-159-846 J-13) 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 SECOND ADDENDUM TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND M.T. CAUSLEY, INC., 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.2008-160-847 J-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 11 MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO STANDBY SYSTEMS, INC., FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF GENERATORS WITH TRAILERS AND ATTACHMENTS IN THE AMOUNT OF $74,661.00; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-161-848 J-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $206,057.89 TO SEATING CONTRACTORS USA, INC., FOR BLEACHERS, BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BID #2008-51; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-162-849 J-16) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ALONZO MOURNING CHARITIES, INC., FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE BUNCHE PARK YOUTH CENTER, 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.2008-163-850 J-17) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO MUSCO SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC, FOR $117,669.00 AND $232,029.00, RESPECTIVELY, FOR NORTH DADE OPTIMIST PARK AND ROLLING OAKS PARK FOR ATHLETIC SPORTS LIGHTING 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) Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 12 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-164-851 J-18) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO STRAIGHTLINE ENGINEERING GROUP, FOR INSTALLATION OF TURF BLOCK PAVERS WITH GRASS PLUGS AND THE REMOVALANSTALLATION OF SIDEWALKS ALONG THE PERIMETER OF BUNCHE PARK, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $153,500.00; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-165-852 J-19) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO AGILE COURTS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., FOR TENNIS AND SPORTS COURT REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $59,100.00; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-166-853 J-20) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO RONALD M. GIBBON, INC., FOR FENCE REMOVAL, INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITB #07-08-040 IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-167-854 21) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE TERMINATION OF THE CITY'S EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH JUDSON ARCHITECTURE, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8.04 OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN JUDSON ARCHITECTURE, INC., AND THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER RESOLUTION NO. 2008-168-655 22) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 13 MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CPZ ARCHITECTS, INC., FOR SUCCESSOR ARCHITECTURE SERVICES RELATING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MIAMI GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE AMOUNT OF $443,000.00; CERTIFYING THAT A PUBLIC EMERGENCY EXISTS WITH RESPECT TO THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT AND WAIVING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONSULTANT'S COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATION ACT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilwoman Pritchett asked that clarify, as much as staff will be able to do, be provided as it relates to Item J-21. Renee Farmer, Deputy City Manager appeared before the City Council and stated staff feels that it has exhausted its many options as possible to get the existing contractor to perform. Staff feels that at this point in time it is very important for the City to move forward in another direction to ensure that the project will continue to be a success. There being no discussion, the motion on the Consent Agenda passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-169-856 J-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING SERVICE, INC., FOR ELECTRICAL REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilwoman Pritchett opined the remaining items can be voted on as part of the consent agenda. She had pulled the items for clarity as to what the budgeted amounts were. Manager Crew said the question is how much do you have budgeted for each particular item and the answer is "nothing specific." These are items for general contract services on as needed basis. The money to be used for these repairs would come out of the individual departmental operating budgets. Mainly the expenditures will be from public works, police and parks. There might be a few expenditures for City Hall. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 14 Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to amend the official agenda to add items J-24-9 to the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2008-170-857 J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO SOLID BUILDERS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING SERVICES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-171-858 J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO MAYNARD ELECTRIC, INC., FOR ELECTRICAL REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO.2008-172-859 J-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO MAM A/C AND REFRIGERATION COMPANY, FOR MECHANICAL REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-173-860 J-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO LEADEX CORPORATION, FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING SERVICES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 15 RESOLUTION NO. 2008-174-861 J-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO R&D ELECTRIC, INC., FOR ELECTRICAL REPAIRS/ MAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-175-862 J-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO BAZANJ CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING SERVICES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-176-863 J-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO AMPCO ELECTRIC, INC., FOR ELECTRICAL REPAIRS/ MAINTENANCE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE BUDGETED AMOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to approve these items. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (K) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2008-177-864 J-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE CITY MANAGER'S EXPENDITURE OF $62,600.00 TO MASTERS PAINT & BODY SHOP; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 16 Mayor Gibson explained she had pulled this item for clarification purposes. Manager Crew explained, one of the things staff did not anticipate even though it has a police department is that there would be so many repairs done. There have been between 8 and 10 police cars that have been in need of repair. This company has provided quotes therefore, the City has been utilizing them for the repairs. Recently it was discovered that the repair amount exceeded the $50,000 limit the City Manager is authorized to spend. The intent is not to circumvent the law. The repairs were done one at a time. He said he would feel more comfortable if the City had a blanket bid to begin with. Mayor Gibson said she did not understand why the City Manager was asking the Council to approve the stated amount, when he is authorized to spend up to $50,000, and is only over by $12,000. Manager Crew said this was being asked as a precaution. He explained if the amount is over $25,000 a formal bid has to be done, even though the City Manager can award that bid up to the $50,000. No formal bid was ever done on this. Mayor Gibson asked whether the City Manager would be coming back with a formal bid with a company to do the repairs for City vehicles. Manager Crew said that is correct. He said this particular item before the Council for consideration is to confirm the expenditures. Attorney Dickens opined the City Manager is being overly cautious. She said every time the City Manager sends a vehicle for repairs that is a new contract. She stated that it will not hurt to adopt the resolution. However in her opinion it is not necessary because every time a vehicle is sent for repairs a new purchase order is issued. She opined for auditing proposed the City Manager wanted the Council's ratification. Mayor Gibson asked for further clarification because the City Manager's memorandum indicated the anticipation of spending an additional $10,000. She asked if that additional amount was exclusive of the $62,600. Manager Crew said that additional $10,000 would be in addition to the $62,600. At least eight police vehicles have been repaired, some have been totaled. Horace McHugh, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to further elaborate on this matter. He said these repair expenses are not all due to police vehicles. There were three vehicles that were about $8,000, everything else is about $2,500. In some instances it is a damage to a window or a door. Mayor Gibson asked how many police vehicles were included in the $62,000 amount. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 17 Chief Boyd in response to Mayor Gibson's inquiry appeared before the City Council and shared the Council has to remember the City's police department has a lot of officers from other states. Those officers were use to certain traffic laws. The police department has been averaging three accidents a week. Since the police department has been operational there have been five vehicles that have been totaled, and a combined total of 12 accidents. Councilman Gilbert said the language in the resolution seems to be in conflict, if the City Manager was asking the Council to approve money he has already spent. He said the City Manager already has the authority to spend up to $50,000, without Council's approval. Manager Crew said the language is basically in the past tense. He said he wanted to be above board with this expenditure by bringing to the Council for approval. Councilman Campbell asked what happens if this motion fails, and staff puts this matter out for bid like it should have done, and is done from this point on. Manager Crew explained nothing would happen. However, he would feel more comfortable bringing this item to Council for transparency purposes. Councilman Gilbert said he did not want the record to reflect that something should have gone out for bid and it did not. He opined each accident stood on its own, therefore there was no combined expenditure. He opined the City should have anticipated this however, the City was in its legal rights not to put this out for bid initially. And out of an abundance of caution, the City will be putting this matter out for bid. Mayor Gibson passed the gavel to Vice Mayor Watson, then offered a motion to approve this item. That motion was seconded by Councilman Gilbert. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilman Campbell cast the dissenting vote. Vice Mayor Watson relinquished the gavel to Mayor Gibson. (L) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY. Attorney Dickens announced the City shut down M&M Market because of its Certificate of Use. The City now finds itself in litigation with this matter. M&M Market wants to City to allow them to operate while they appeal their case to the Special Master. The City has said no. Manager Crew announced on October V bus fares will go from $1.50 to $2.00. Bus passes will go from $75.00 to $100.00; medical student fares will go from $37.50 to $50.00; metro rail parking will go from$6.25 to $10.00. Manager Crew further announced that the City Clerk has received her Master Municipal Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 18 Clerk Certification. She is one of four Clerks in Miami-Dade County to receive this designation. Clerk Taylor expounded on this achievement and shared that she has been working on this certification for the past six years. Most Clerks elect to be re-certified rather than undertake this tedious process. (1V1) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. Councilman Campbell shared there were some comments made at the Budget Hearing, particularly comments made by Mayor Gibson about Miami-Dade County proposal to raise County-wide taxes, as compared to the City reducing its millage rate for its residents, and the impact the County's increase will have on the taxes the residents of Miami Gardens will have to pay. Mayor Gibson said she would expound on that issue under her report. Councilman Williams thanked everyone for being here. He announced that October is Hispanic Heritage Month. The City certainly appreciates and applauds the diversity in Miami Gardens. He shared that he had asked staff to put together some sort of commendation around Hispanic Heritage month. Vice Mayor Watson expounded on the Junior Council, which is comprised of seven students from Miami Norland and Carol City High Schools, and are elected by their student body. The Junior Council will start off this year with a trip to Washington, D.C., to see first-hand our government at work. Councilman Bratton on behalf of his wife thanked the Council and residents for their cards and flowers during their time of bereavement on the passing of his mother-in-law. Councilwoman Pritchett asked the City Clerk to check the record as to whether the Council would keep the same members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Steering Committee for this year in order to provide for a staggered term transition. She said it is now the month of September, and the Committee has not met as yet, even thought staff has been doing an excellent job. Clerk Taylor said she would check the record first thing tomorrow morning. Councilwoman Pritchett asked the City Manager to call the Advisory Committee together so that they can meet and provide input for Ms. Zucker. Councilman Gilbert congratulated Ms. Farmer on her promotion to Deputy City Manager. He opined she was a great assistant manager and he is sure she will be a great deputy manager. Vice Mayor Watson informed the Council that certain Council members still need to make appointments to the Young Progressive Adults Committee. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 19 Mayor Gibson asked the City Clerk to provide her with the applications provide so that she can make appointments. Mayor Gibson said everyone is aware there are some constraints when it comes to budgets from some legislative actions. Those actions have impacted municipal governments around this state. She explained Miami-Dade County, a county government that serves over a million residents on the unincorporated side, providing municipal services the same as municipalities. She shared that she has been attending Miami-Dade County's meeting regarding its budget. Miami- Dade County is proposing to raise its county-wide millage. A first vote on this item was held on last Thursday. She shared that she spoke at that meeting and reminded the Miami-Dade County Commission that the voters voted overwhelmingly that they did not want their taxes raised. She shared most of the municipalities in Miami-Dade County is not raising their taxes. Miami-Dade County has taken the position that it is raising county-wide taxes. Each property owner in Miami Gardens pays a county-wide tax. That county-wide tax is more than what that property pays in taxes to the City of Miami Gardens. That county-wide cost to Miami Gardens' property owners and businesses would be approximately $600,000. That amount would be added to the tax bill of Miami Gardens' property owners. She stated that cost is not coming from the City of Miami Gardens. Mayor Gibson said when Miami Gardens property owners receive their tax bills and the total tax has increased, understand that increased amount is not coming from the City of Miami Gardens. She shared the Miami-Dade County Commissioner representing the Miami Gardens area voted for this county-wide increase. She advised that when property owners receive their tax bill they need to contact the Miami-Dade County Commissioner that represents this area. Mayor Gibson shared the Miami-Dade County Commission lowered the millage rate for the unincorporated areas. Therefore, the people that live in unincorporated Miami-Dade County are getting a real break on their taxes. This puts the burden on municipalities. She emphasized the importance of knowing what members of the Miami-Dade County Commission are voting on issues that impact municipalities. Mayor Gibson further shared the Miami-Dade County Commission has also voted to take fire service away from those municipalities currently providing this service to their residents. Several of the County Commission members have stated it is their responsibility to provide public safety for the residents of Miami-Dade County. Public Safety includes fire and police. She said that perhaps in the future Miami-Dade County will want to take over municipal police departments. Mayor Gibson said Miami-Dade League of Cities will be monitoring these issues. She stated residents have to pay attention to who at the Miami-Dade County Commission is voting for what. Miami-Dade County's Commission meeting are broadcast therefore, residents do not have to attend in person, they can watch via television. Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 20 Mayor Gibson congratulated Deputy Manager Farmer on her promotion. She further congratulated those Council members for re-election win. Councilman Bratton stated there is a public hearing scheduled for September 18' , with Miami-Dade County referenced to Dolphin Stadium zoning. Councilman Campbell referenced the county taking over public safety and stated the way this issue is going to be presented to the residents is that it is going to be a cost savings. They will say by providing service by one regional agency the cost will go down. He cautioned everyone to consider what the quality of the service will be if one regional agency is providing it. He shared from his 30 plus years of experience with Miami-Dade County the arrogance and the way county representatives Miami-Dade County do things, and imposes restraints on municipalities well- known. He placed emphasis on being cautions when Miami-Dade County brings this matter forward to the voters. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Campbell's comments said there are only two fire departments in the entire United States that has a rating of one, which means their residents and businesses pay the lowest insurance rates possible. One of those top ranking fire departments is in California; the other is in Coral Gables. Miami-Dade County's fire department is rated as a six. Councilman Gilbert commented as it relates to Miami-Dade County's proposal to assume public services, people gets the government it votes for. He said if people do not vote, then they get the government they deserve. He opined it is easy to vote with your mouth the day after election when something goes wrong. He said voters should be active participants in their government and research the candidates and vote. He said if voters of Miami Gardens start to vote in a 50-60 percent capacity in county as well as municipal they will be surprised how responsive the Mayor of Miami-Dade County would be to them. He said we can talk about the arrogance but a larger issue is the voters have not done their job. He placed emphasis on the importance of voting. Jay Marder, Development Services Director appeared before the City Council to expound on the public hearing being held by Miami-Dade County on the Dolphin Stadium DRI. He said the main purpose of that hearing is to shift the projects. The provision that is substantial to Miami Gardens is that there is a provision relating to workforce housing. The City adopted a workforce housing initiative when it reviewed the project for Emerald Place. That Declaration provides that 63 of the 638 units of ten percent (10) be set aside for workforce housing. That is a little bit different than what is in the DRI. Miami-Dade County has come back with a provision for workforce that is closer to what the City adopted in the Emerald Place Declaration. In speaking with Daniel Rosemond, the City's Community Development Director who advised that he would be bringing a recommendation to the Council to increase that workforce to twenty (20) percent of a development instead of ten(10) percent. Councilman Campbell said in the notification he received Miami-Dade County is also Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 21 wanting to extend the DRI, which is something this Council needs to be concerned about. Manager Crew opined that would be a violation of the City's Charter. Mayor Gibson said Miami-Dade County can violate the City's Charter, it is up to the City to litigate. The City and Miami-Dade County agreed to the 2012 date. However, the build-out date has been changed two to three times. Dolphin Stadium is now wanting another extension. She said it is important that the Council becomes informed about this situation. She shared that she intended to be in attendance and speak at this meeting. She advised that the residents needed to be present as well. She stated that when the County Commissioner representing this area takes a vote, she needs to see those residents from this area, which supported her, present in the audience. She said staff will be able to find out if this item is a time certain so that residents are not sitting in the audience all day waiting for this matter to be discussed. Manager Crew shared that due to the Dolphin Stadium DRI being under the control of Miami-Dade County, the City lost over a million dollars in building permit fees last year. He opined if the DRI date is extended the City will not receive any impact fees for this development. Councilman Williams said the subtext to this is Dolphin Stadium do not want to be under the City of Miami Gardens' jurisdiction. He said that he is offended by that. He opined this stadium is in the City of Miami Gardens therefore, the City should be responsible for of the approvals. He encouraged residents to be at the hearing. He further stated that he was not opposed to litigation and Miami-Dade County needs to understand how serious the City of Miami Gardens is about this issue. Councilman Campbell said the 2012 date is in the City's Charter, which Miami-Dade County adopted by ordinance. He questioned whether Miami-Dade County was bound by its ordinance. Attorney Dickens opined Miami-Dade County is bound by the City's Charter. She stated Miami-Dade County does not have the authority to change provisions in Miami Gardens' Charter by adopting an ordinance. Mayor Gibson shared that she has spoken with Mr. Marder on many occasions about affordable and workforce housing. She further shared that none of the affluent municipalities are going to allow affordable or workforce housing in their community. Each municipality is suppose to have in their Comp Plan a provision for workforce housing. Councilman Williams opined the City has some leverage here because Dolphin Stadium is not going to want that land tied up in litigation because of the upcoming Super Bowl and other events. He suggested that the City take some assertive action after Miami-Dade County's Hearing. Vice Mayor Watson shared that Carl's Furniture has agreed to sponsor an Arts in the Gardens event. This would provide an opportunity for artist from the South Florida area to come Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 22 into our community. At some point in time this event will be moved to another venue. Mayor Gibson suggested having Ms. Zucker provide a full presentation to the Council. Vice Mayor Watson said that Carl's Furniture will also be present to make a presentation. The event will take place October 2008. (N) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. There was none. (0) ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made by Council Bratton, the meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m. Attest: Shirl Gi on, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MM , City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes September 10, 2008 Page 23