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10.25.2017 City Council Minutes CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 25, 2017 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, beginning at 7:03 PM, in the City Council Chambers, 18605 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro and Council members: Lillie Q. Odom, Lisa C. Davis, Rodney Harris, and Felicia Robinson. Councilman David Williams Jr., arrived at 7:04 PM. Also in attendance were: Assistant City Manager Vernita Nelson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Mayor Oliver Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes—October 11, 2017 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes, with the necessary corrections if any. There being no discussion the motion to adopt the minutes passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following items to the consent agenda. Item K6 - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE THAT CERTAIN RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH RONALD L. BOOK, P.A., NEWSOME MELTON, P.A., PARKS LAW, LLC, AND KELLEY UUSTAL PLC, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A," RELATING TO OPIOID CLAIMS/LITIGATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item K7 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 1 OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING TWO BUS BENCHES FROM PATRICIA JOHNSON FOR ERECTION AT THE CITY'S BOTANICAL GARDEN TO PROMOTE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) Item K8 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE EVENT; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT OF FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS ($4,000.00) FROM THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q ODOM) Item K9 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT THE HUNGRY BLACK MAN CULINARY CONFERENCE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) Item K10 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, WAIVE THE RENTAL FEE FOR THE CITY'S SHOWMOBILE FOR THE AFRICAN CHILDREN CHOIR CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 19TH 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) After there being no other changes to the Official Agenda, a motion was offered by Vice Mayor Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Davis to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) Councilman Williams presented Ms. Donna Newry with an Exceptional Citizenry Award for being the first African American Fire Department Sargent, Captain, and Chief. He also presented Live Healthy Miami Gardens Program Director, Thamara Labrousse with a Certificate of Special Recognition for her exceptional participation in the Science and Engineering Initiative as well as spearheading an outstanding Live Healthy initiative in the City of Miami Gardens. October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 2 (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS (2 minutes each) Dorothy Smith, 20484 NW 14th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before City Council to commend the City of Miami Gardens police officers who attended the Coconut Cay Community Meeting as well as Code Enforcement Officer Garcia for his attentiveness to the community. Angelo Garcia, 16330 NW 45th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL, appeared before City Council to request additional police coverage in the area of NW 167th Street and NW 42nd Avenue by the UGAS to avoid a fatality. Mayor Gilbert directed Mr. Garcia to speak to Assistant Chief Patterson to address his concerns. Marjorie Cross, 1425 NW 191" Terrace, Miami Gardens, FL, appeared before City Council to request information about the completion date for the Bunche Park Pool. She further expressed concern with down traffic/Street signage at NW 193`d Street and NW 1311, Court Mayor Gilbert directed Ms. Cross to speak to Assistant City Manager Craig Clay to address her concerns. Abraham Thompson, 17320 NW 17th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL, appeared before City Council to provide a gift in the form of an anthem(City Song). (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (J) RESOLUTION(S)IPUBLIC HEARING(S) None Councilman Williams announced a conflict due to his involvement with North Dade Youth&Family Coalition. After making this announcement he left the room. RESOLUTION NO.2017-151-3256 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ("CDBG") PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS FOR THIS PURPOSE IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM AS THAT AGREEMENT, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 3 (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Assistant City Manager Clay provided recommendations for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards for the mandated fifteen (15) percent of the entitlement for social/public services. He further explained the application process and provided the Council with the list of qualified applicants. Mayor Gilbert 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 Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris, to adopt this item. Councilwoman Odom questioned whether staffing cost was included in the awards. Assistant City Manager Clay in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry explained the CDBG program requires annual reports for the reimbursement of funds, which requires the agency to provide the monthly documentation prior to receiving the funds. There being no further discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Vice Mayor Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilman Williams: Recused Mayor Gilbert: Yes (I) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO.2017-152-3257 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE SIXTH ANNUAL DIABETES PREVENTION EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO.2017-153-3258 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) October 2S, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 4 FROM COUNCILMAN HARRIS' SPECIAL EVENTS ACCOUNT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SPONSORING THE SECOND ANNUAL K- FAITH WALK TO CURE CANCER, ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017, AT ROLLING OAKS PARK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO.2017-154-3259 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ENRICO FARM HOUSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES FOR HISTORICALLY DESIGNATED BUILDINGS IN FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PURSUE GRANTS AND ALL OTHER AVAILABLE FUNDING SOURCES FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ENRICO FARM HOUSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-155-3260 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR ERHABOR IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO.2017-156-3261 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH NEXT LEVEL BASKETBALL, LLC, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A WORLD-CLASS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 5 RESOLUTION NO.2017-161-3266 K-6) RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE THAT CERTAIN RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH RONALD L. BOOK, P.A., NEWSOME MELTON, P.A., PARKS LAW, LLC, AND KELLEY UUSTAL PLC, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A," RELATING TO OPIOID CLAIMS/LITIGATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO.2017-160-3265 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING TWO BUS BENCHES FROM PATRICIA JOHNSON FOR ERECTION AT THE CITY'S BOTANICAL GARDEN TO PROMOTE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO.2017-159-3264 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE EVENT; AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT IN THE AMOUNT OF FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS ($4,000.00) FROM THE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO.2017-158-3263 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) FROM THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT THE HUNGRY BLACK MAN CULINARY CONFERENCE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO.2017-157-3262 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, WAIVING THE RENTAL FEE FOR THE CITY'S SHOWMOBILE FOR THE AFRICAN CHILDREN CHOIR CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 19TH 2017; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 6 Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilwomen Odom and Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt the Consent Agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the City Council members present. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO.2017-162-3267 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NUMBER 16-17-042, STEP TWO FOR CLOVERLEAF PARK IMPROVEMENTS TO KIMLEY HORN; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED WITH NEGOTIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Assistant City Manager Nelson explained there were two construction companies, which completed the RFP process under consideration for the Cloverleaf Park Improvements; West Construction and Kimley Horn. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwomen Odom and Davis, to adopt this item. Mayor Gilbert asked Project Manager Helen Gray about the possibility of having the basketball courts covered. He further asked for clarity as to whether any of the courts will be covered on future projects. Project Manager Helen Gray appeared before the City Council in response to Mayor Gilbert's inquiry and stated after researching this issue it was determined that it would be cost prohibitive to have covering over the basketball courts for Group 1 and Group 2 projects. Assistant City Manager Clay also responded explaining the request for qualifications has not begun for the Group 3 projects, which includes Carol City and Andover basketball courts. He also explained that consideration for covering the basketball courts in Group 3 projects could be discussed. Councilwoman Odom questioned whether any of the basketball courts would be covered including Buccaneer Park. Assistant City Manager Clay explained the consideration to have the basketball courts covered was completed, however, a determination was made it would be cost prohibitive. In addition, he explained the City had to select an option on whether to have lights or to have the basketball courts covered. October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 7 Mayor Gilbert explained the lights might be contradictive as the City parks close at sundown. Councilman Williams questioned whether there was consideration for a multi-level facility. Project Manager Gray in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry explained there was no consideration for a multi-story building at Cloverleaf because it requires an elevator, which was also cost prohibitive. Councilwoman Robinson questioned how making a recommendation on a firm now might affect the discussion of adding basketball courts covering. Assistant City Manager Clay in response to Councilwoman Robinson's comment stated, the recommendation on a firm will allow the City Manager to initiate negotiations for a contract with the selected firm,which will include design decisions. Mayor Gilbert explained the important issue is to ensure that there are covered basketball courts in the City. Councilwoman Davis requested a final rendering in the Kimley Horn presentation. Project Manager Gray explained the final design concept will not available because of the design changes during negotiations. Mayor Gilbert and Councilwoman Robinson stated they preferred the entrance of the park facing NW 191St Street. At the conclusion of this discussion, motion offered by Councilwomen Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris, to select the firm of Kimley Horn. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt with the amendment of adding Kimley Horn passed and carried by a 4-3 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Vice Mayor Ighodaro: No Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilwoman Odom: No Councilman Williams: No Mayor Gilbert: Yes QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS/JENNINGS DISCLOSURE: October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 8 (1Vn ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S): None (1� ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK None (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Robinson reminded everyone about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all the events related to Painting the City Pink. She announced the upcoming Pink Tea Event will take place on October 29, 2017. In addition, she reminded everyone about the Live Healthy Miami Gardens,which promotes healthy living. Councilman Harris announced the Halloween Festival on October 31, 2017, will take place at Rollins Oaks Park starting at 6:00 PM. Councilwoman Odom thanked the Council for the approval of the Veterans' Luncheon Resolution and announced the First Veteran Luncheon, will be held on November 11, 2017, from 12:00-2:00 PM. Councilwoman Davis announced the upcoming Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, November 11 a'. She further recognized her Mother on the occasion of her birthday. Councilman Williams presented a donation check in the amount of $18,760.00, from Rolling Crest Lakes Homeowners Association for the upcoming 2017 Science Fair, which will be held in December. He also announced the upcoming science workshops for parents to assist in the creation of award winning science projects. He asked that everyone encourage elementary students to participate in the event. In addition, he announced the ribbon cutting and dedication of two (2)pink benches at the Botanical Garden, on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mayor Gilbert requested Council be on alert for the month of December for a possible Special City Council Meeting to discuss of the replacement for the City Clerk. He explained the Parks transformation is part of easing the burden on current buildings and providing amenities that did not exist before. He also reminded everyone to honor the life of Sergeant La David Johnson for his dedicated service and sacrifice. October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 9 (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made and seconded,the meeting adjourned at 7:58 PM. Attest: (V", Oliver Gilbert, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, M , City Clerk October 25, 2017, City Council Minutes Page 10