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01.22.2014 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JANUARY 22, 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167'h Street, Building 5, Suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Vice Mayor Lisa C. Davis and Council members: Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., and Erhabor Ighodaro. Mayor Gilbert was out of town. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to excuse Mayor Gilbert's absence. There being no discussion, the motion to excuse the absence passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council members present. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Councilman Williams (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes—January 8,2014 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Ighodaro to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Councilwoman Odom pulled Items K-1; K-2; and K-3 from the Consent Agenda. Councilman Ighodaro pulled Item K-5 from the Consent Agenda. Item F-2 was removed from the official agenda and replaced with a presentation from the Chair of the Citizen Advisory Committee. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to approve the Consent Agenda with the necessary changes. There being no discussion, the motion to Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 approve the official agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Interim Police Chief Paul Miller— Officer of the Month & 2013 Police Report Interim Chief Miller presented Officers Salvatore Gebbia, Juan Gonzalez and Alvin Bernard with the distinguished recognition as Officer of the Month for October 2013. Interim Chief Miller presented Janeene Hills, and Marquita Rutherford-Lattimore with the distinguished recognition as Civilian Employee of the Month. Interim Chief Miller did a recap of the crime stats for 2013. There was a crime reduction of between one and a half(1.5%), and two (2%) percent. The final numbers will be calculated by the end of this month (January 2014). The number of homicides and murders were reduced from twenty-five (25) to twenty-three (23), for 2013. Robberies have been reduced to the lowest level and are down twelve (12%) percent since 2012. Burglaries have also been reduced by twelve (12%) percent. The homicide clearance rate was exceptional this year, at fifty-six and a half(56.5%) percent, with five homicides being closed. This was due in part to people coming forward and providing information. Two hundred sixty-four 264) firearms were recovered. Several partnerships have been initiated, more particularly with the schools. A number of residents have taken advantage of the city's CERT Training. Councilwoman Robinson was recognized for starting the COPP (Citizens on patrol program). A series of Coffee with the Cops has been started as well. Vice Mayor Davis asked whether the report provided to the Council is available to the residents, as well. Interim Chief Miller in response to Vice Mayor Davis' inquiry replied, "Yes." F-2) Skmska City Hall Update F-2) CAC Report Lonnie Lawrence, Chair of the CAC appeared before the City Council to report that the Citizens Advisory Committee has scheduled a strategic planning session for Monday, February 24, 2014. This session is being conducted in order to discuss strategies to ensure each goal, objective, and responsibilities of the CAC are met. The CRB and Criminal Justice Department would be invited to facilitate the session. He encouraged the Council and public to attend as well. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Pastor Nettie B. Davis, 16400 NW 15`h Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to invite everyone to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m., at God's Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries. Flyers were provided to the public. Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.n RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-15-1993 K-4) 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 THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH THE MIAMI-DADE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOUNDATION, 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 FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-16-1994 K-6) 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 NO. 3 BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND MIAMI- DADE COUNTY FOR FUNDING FROM THE BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) PROGRAM, IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($373,000.00), FOR CONSTRUCTION AT NORTH DADE OPTIMIST PARK, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilwoman Odom, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 (L) RESOLUTION(S): RESOLUTION NO. 2014-17-1995 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Councilwoman Odom said the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is an event that has been going on for twenty-plus years. She asked whether this was being done to seek additional mentors or additional funds for this organization. She said she did not quite understand the resolution. Councilman Ighodaro in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said the item was in support of the mentoring recruitment effort. He shared that at the breakfast event on Monday, Mayor Gilbert and Major Lewers were inducted into the mentoring program. Council members received a letter from the Executive Director of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project asking for support to recruit mentors for the Miami Gardens area. Councilman Williams further expounded on this item and shared that the schools in the Miami Gardens have the lowest mentorship than any other schools in Miami-Dade County. The Executive Director has asked for support in recruiting mentors for Miami Gardens, and for the city to be active in that process. Councilwoman Odom conveyed understanding of the intent of this legislation. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-18-1996 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A SPONSORSHIP IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), TO KINAD, INC., FROM THE WORKING CAPITAL RESERVE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Councilwoman Odom asked whether the City would be funding every non-profit organization request,received. Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 1 2014 Councilman Ighodaro in response to Councilwoman Odom's inquiry said he did not know about all non-profit organizations. However he did know about this particular organization, which has been doing good work in this community. Councilwoman Odom asked whether the money for this sponsorship would be coming from the reserve funds. Patricia Varney, Finance Director appeared before the Council in response to Councilwoman Odom's question. She shared that in the 2013-2014 budget, a $70,000.00 line item was approved for the Council's use. The funds would be allocated from that line item. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Williams to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-19-1997 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2014, AS FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) Councilwoman Odom asked for clarification of this item. She said Florida Memorial University has been in existence for decades. Homecoming events at this university have been on-going for over 35 years. Councilwoman Robinson in response to Councilwoman Odom's comments stated that even though Florida Memorial University has been doing this for years, this is a university in the City of Miami Gardens. She said there is no fiscal impact involved with this item, and opined it is good to convey support. Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. RESOLUTION NO. 2014-20-1998 K-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 Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 NO. 3 BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND MIAMI- DADE COUNTY FOR FUNDING FROM THE BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (GOB) PROGRAM, IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($373,000.00), FOR CONSTRUCTION AT NORTH DADE OPTIMIST PARK, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Ighodaro reference page 28 of 125 of the agenda package, more particularly the first paragraph under "Current Situation", and asked about the completion date of February 2013. Manager Benson in response to Councilman Ighodaro's inquiry said the correct date is February 2014. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris and Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. There being no other discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Cyril Saiphoo, Zoning Administrator appeared before the Council to state the process used for this Quasi-Judicial Proceeding. Clerk Taylor administered the Oath to those participating in this Quasi-Judicial Proceeding. (M) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING): M-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAROL CITY INC., FOR REZONING OF PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 213 STREET AND NW 34 AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-1, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mr. Saiphoo, Zoning Administrator informed the Council that the applicant has requested a deferral of this item until the February 26, 2014 City Council Meeting. Motion offered by Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Councilman Harris to defer this item to the February 26, 2014 City Council Meeting. There being no discussion, the motion to defer passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the members present. Vice Mayor Davis announced for the benefit of those individuals interested in speaking on this item that Item M-1 has been deferred to the February 26 2014 City Council meeting. M-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY HARVEST FIRE WORSHIP CENTER, INC., FOR REZONING OF PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED AT NW 183 STREET AND NW 23 AVENUE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT "A", ATTACHED HERETO, FROM R-1, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, AND R-25, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO NC, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Vice Mayor Davis opened the floor for the public hearing. Ruben Burke, 2320 NW 182nd Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council and stated that he can understand the confusion between Items M-1 and M-2 because they are both churches and are asking for the rezoning of residential areas. He stated that he stand in opposition to this request just like he did nine (9) years ago when the issue came up to build a multi-use building. He said nine years later he is here before a new council. He thanked the council for the opportunity to come before them. He said this request did not make any sense before and it does not make any sense now. He presented a petition with 35 signatures opposing this rezoning application. He said the notice for the public hearing was received late therefore the signatures were collected over the weekend. He shared that most of the individuals who signed the petition would have been present if they had been advised earlier of what was happening. Two minutes is not enough time to tell what is happening in this area. He stated that the residents were opposing this application because the area is residential. He said the property values would be tremendously affected by this rezoning. The rezoning to commercial would allow undesirable commercial use in the area such as a strip club. Furthermore this rezoning Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 would affect the quality of life for the residents. He asked that the council deny the application. Alethea Gatlin, 2310 NW 182"d Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in opposition to this application. She shared that her residence is right across the street from this property. She shared that her understanding is that the building is going to be used to generate extra income for the church. The subject property is already home to several single men, which from her understanding are ex-offenders. She said this rezoning will bring her property value down and there is also an issue of safety, as she has young daughters to be concerned about. Councilman Williams asked whether it was appropriate for the residents to speak first without the benefit of knowing the exact perimeters of the request. Bishop Clark, Pastor of Harvest Fire Worship Center, Inc., the applicant of this request appeared before the City Council and shared that he came to this community over thirty-five (35) years ago. He conveyed his commitment to the neighborhood. He stated that more than half of his life has been service to the community. He said that he is not an enemy to the community. His emphasized that his passion and his purpose is to help his people and the church does help people who need it. There being no other interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to discuss the item. Councilman Williams asked whether the Council would be hearing from the City with regard to this item. Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Williams' question said this is not the City's application to present. It is the applicant's position to present. Mr. Saiphoo, Zoning Administrator appeared before the Council and advised that staff is recommending approval of this request. This request is to bring the existing property into compliance with the City's current zoning regulations. Several years ago the City's Zoning Regulations changed so that churches or religious assemblies would no longer be permitted in the R-1 Zoning. This application allows the owner to be in compliance. In the event there are any future development or building on this property, a list of permitted uses would apply. There are also special exception uses, which would have to be approved by the Council. Such items as parking spaces, setbacks etc., would be approved administratively through the Planning and Zoning Department. Councilman Harris said he would like to propose a motion to defer this item until February 26, 2014. This would provide an opportunity for both parties, as well as residents to sit down to discuss what is going to take place on this particular property. Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, , 2014 Councilwoman Robinson stated what staff has indicated is that the purpose of this application is to bring the property into compliance. The fact that the City changed its code put the property out of compliance. She said all that is being requested by the applicant is to be able to come into compliance with the City's current Zoning Code. She reiterated the applicant is not trying to do something that is new and different. This is being done because the City changed its zoning regulations, which placed the church out of compliance. Mr. Saiphoo stated that Councilwoman Robinson's assessment was correct. Councilwoman Odom opined getting the residents to understand the application by providing the essence of the application and background is vitally important. She encouraged having all parties meet to discuss the item to get a better understanding. Motion offered by Councilman Harris to defer this item to the February 26, 2014, City Council meeting. This motion was seconded by Councilwoman Odom. There being no further discussion,the motion to defer passed and carried by a 5-1 vote. Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: No Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Not present Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Councilman Harris informed Bishop Clark that it would be a great idea to convene a meeting at his church and invite the residents so that a better understanding can be garnered about this application. Bishop Clark said he was in agreement with the meeting and wanted the residents to understand that he would not build anything that would negative impact the community. (N) 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 P-1) City Manager Report—Bus Circular Program (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Robinson shared this past weekend during the MLK Holiday celebration, Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 22, 2014 several great events took place in Miami Gardens. She reminded residents that the second Monday of every month her Meet Me On Monday meetings are held at Carol City Park from 6:00—8:00 PM. Councilman Ighodaro thanked everyone for their support of the Youth Summit, held January 14, 2014, at Carol City High School. This was a great opportunity to engage our young people. He thanked members of the City Council as well as the Charter Officers and the police department sworn staff for their attendance and participation. Vice Mayor Davis said we have talked about our young men and they are indeed important. She said she also wanted to do something for the young ladies and opined that it is important to have positive male role models in their lives. She asked Councilwoman Robinson to co-partner with her on this initiative. She wants to target students from elementary to high school. She emphasized the importance of getting our men involved. Councilwoman Robinson indicated that she would work with Vice Mayor Davis on this initiative. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no other business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made,the meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m. Attest: liver Gilbert, Mayor 'fZonetta Taylor, C, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes January 22, 2014 Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JANUARY 8, 2014 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167'hStreet, Building 5, Suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Vice Mayor Lisa C. Davis and Council members: Lillie Q. Odom, Rodney Harris, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., and Erhabor Ighodaro. Also in attendance were: City Manager Cameron Benson, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Reverend Paul Wiggins, Associate Pastor of Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes—December 11,2013 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Harris to adopt the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following items were added to the Consent Agenda as Items K-13; K-14 and K-15 respectively: K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE NORTH DADE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) K-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RESCHEDULING THE FEBRUARY 12, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO FEBRUARY 5, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 i ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SETTLE LITIGATION MATTERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($60,000.00), UPON CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) Motion offered by Councilman Harris, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis to approve the official agenda,with the necessary corrections/additions/deletions. Mayor Gilbert shared that he sponsored the resolution rescheduling the City Council meeting due to the Dade Days Event scheduled for Tallahassee, the week of February 10th. An event, which several members of the City Council might want to attend. There being no discussion,the motion to approve passed and carried by a unanimous vote of the Council. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) City Manager Cameron Benson—COPP Graduates Interim Chief Miller presented Certificates of Completion to the first graduates of the COPP Program, which included Councilwoman Robinson,the program's sponsor. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Tanya James, Chair of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee appeared before the City Council along with members of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee members to thank Mayor Gilbert, Vice Mayor Davis and each Council member for their support of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee Holiday Extravaganza, held December 7, 2013, which had over 200 people in attendance. Ms. Smith, appeared before the City Council to ask that better notification of city events be publicized for the residents' behalf. More particularly the CRB meeting, held Tuesday, January 9th, at the Library. She said information about this meeting was not posted to the Face Book page nor was it on the city's website. She further shared that she is on the eblast listing. Mayor Gilbert shared that several Public Service Announcements about the CRB meeting were made by local radio stations. He said the City can do a better job. Councilman Williams indicated that he had had several conservations with the prior city manager about posting signs in the median, especially as it related to announcing the City Council meeting. He asked Manager Benson to look into this possibility, and shared other Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 municipalities use that venue to get word out to its residents. Manager Benson said he would look into this issue. Staff would just have to find the right materials in order to do it the right way, if it is something Council would like for him to look into. Angela Myers appeared before the City Council to announce that she holds the title of Miss Miami Gardens Plus America. She shared that her platform is "health awareness." She further shared that she is a school teacher in Miami Gardens and her business is also located within the City of Miami Gardens. Councilwoman Robinson shared that as health segment is part of her Meet Me on Monday meetings. Ms. Myers has been a guest speaker at the Meet Me on Monday events, and provided invaluable information to the residents about blood clots. Ms. Myers also participated in Pink Week. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-01-313 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06-178 OF THE CITY COUNCIL THAT AUTHORIZED THE BORROWING OF SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,300,000), AND THAT AUTHORIZED THE ISSUANCE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA TAXABLE LAND ACQUISITION REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,300,000); AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION OF THE MATURITY DATE OF SAID BONDS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) (1sT READING—DECEMBER 11, 2013) 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 Councilman Ighodaro, seconded by Vice Mayor Davis, and Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (J) RESOLUTION(S)IPUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01-1974 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH; AUTHORIZING AN ESSAY CONTEST FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXPEND THE SUM OF ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02-1980 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S APPOINTMENT OF CARLIS JACKSON TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-03-1981 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO'S APPOINTMENT OF ANITA PINDER TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-04-1982 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 COUNCILMAN ERHABOR IGHODARO'S APPOINTMENT OF DENISE WHITE TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN IGHODARO) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-05-1983 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA,ACKNOWLEDGING VICE MAYOR LISA C. DAVIS' APPOINTMENT OF WILLIE POUNCY TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-06-1984 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR'S APPOINTMENT OF JIMMY RAY BURKE TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-07-1985 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS' APPOINTMENT OF LONNIE LAWRENCE TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-08-1986 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS' APPOINTMENT OF YAXLEY JAMISON TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN RODNEY HARRIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-09-1987 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACKNOWLEDGING COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM'S APPOINTMENT OF Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page S CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 RAMONA EXUM TO THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-10-1988 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPLY FOR A MUNICIPAL GRANT THROUGH THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS; AUTHORIZING A FUNDING MATCH IN THE AMOUNT OF FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($14,000.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-11-1989 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO SUNSHINE RECYCLING SERVICES OF S.W. FLORIDA, L.L.C., FOR LEASED REFUSE COLLECTION CONTAINERS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED THIRTEEN AND THIRTY-TWO CENTS ($52,513.32), FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-12-1990 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO AUTONATION, INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX DOLLARS ($228,256.00), FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEN VEHICLES IN RELIANCE UPON FLORIDA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION CONTRACT NO. 13-12-0904; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO 2014-13-1991 Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE NORTH DADE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 EVENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-14-1992 K-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RESCHEDULING THE FEBRUARY 12, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO FEBRUARY 5, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-15-1993 K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SETTLE LITIGATION MATTERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($60,000.00), UPON CONSULTATION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt the Consent agenda passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S): None QUASI-JUDICIAL ZONING HEARINGS: Cyril Saiphoo, Zoning Administrator appeared before the City Council to recite the process used for this Quasi-Judicial Proceeding. Clerk Taylor administered the Oath to those participating in this Quasi-Judicial Proceeding. (P) ORDINANCES ON FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING): None Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 (N) ORDINANCES ON FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-02-314 N-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AMENDING SECTION 34-45. DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE (DRC); AMENDING SECTION 34-50. ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE AND WAIVERS; AMENDING SECTION 34-59. ALTERATION OR ENLARGEMENT OF NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE; AMENDING SECTION 34-64. OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICTS AND MASTER PLANS; AMENDING SECTION 34-89. MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ORDERS; AMENDING SECTION 34-97. IMPACT FEES; AMENDING SECTION 34-143. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 34-219. DESIGN STANDARDS; AMENDING SECTION 34-287. USE REGULATIONS, GENERALLY; AMENDING ARTICLE IX, SECTION 34-287. PERMITTED USES; AMENDING SECTION 34-288. USES PERMITTED WITH EXTRA REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 34-311. ACCESSORY USE TABLE; AMENDING SECTION 34-312. ADDITIONAL USES AND BUILDING STANDARDS; AMENDING ARTICLE XI. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS GENERALIZED TABLE OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; AMENDING SECTION 34-382. DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS; AMENDING SECTION 34-388. COMMERCIAL, RECREATIONAL, BOATS AND VESSEL PARKING AREAS; AMENDING SECTION 34-389. COMMERCIAL, RECREATIONAL, BOAT VESSEL VEHICLE PARKING IN RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTIES RESTRICTED; AMENDING SECTION 34-440. LANDSCAPE PERMIT REQUIRED; AMENDING SECTION 34-444. LANDSCAPE, BUFFERING MINIMUM STANDARDS; AMENDING ARTICLE XIV, SECTION 34444, TABLE 1. MINIMUM LANDSCAPE AND BUFFERING STANDARDS; AMENDING SECTION 34-445. EXTRA STANDARDS, EXCEPTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 34-446. FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES, SAFETY BARRIERS FOR SWIMMING POOLS; DELETING SECTION 34-474. MASTER PLANS; AMENDING SECTION 34-531. SCHEDULE OF DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES; DELETING SECTION 34-532. SPECIFIC INCENTIVE BONUS REGULATIONS; DELETING: SECTION 34- 590. UPGRADED TEN-FOOT-WIDE SIDEWALK REQUIRED; DELETING SECTION 34-655. ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCES OF FIFTEEN PERCENT; AMENDING SECTION 34-670. Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 PROHIBITED SIGNS; AMENDING SECTION 34-732. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS; AMENDING SECTION 34-733. MASTER USE LIST AND USE DEFINITIONS; 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 MANAGER) (1sT READING—DECEMBER 11,2013) 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 Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Odom to adopt this item. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Ighodaro: Yes Councilwoman Odom: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Davis: Yes Councilman Harris: Yes Mayor Gilbert: Yes (0) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (P) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK P-1) Manager's Monthly Report (Q) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Ighodaro wished everyone a Happy New Year. He shared that the S.A.V.I.O.R. March held last month was success primarily due to the City of Miami Gardens Police and Parks and Recreation Departments. He further thanked Mayor Gilbert and Councilman Harris for their support. He further announced that he along with Councilman Harris will be hosting a Youth Non-Violence Summit, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Miami Carol City High School. This summit is designed to encourage and embrace the dialogue of our young people. He encouraged the public to attend. He also thanked the City Manager for facilitating this event. Councilman Williams thanked the City Manager, Police and Public Works departments for doing an excellent job within the city. Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 8, 2014 Councilwoman Robinson thanked the police department and staff for putting together the Citizen On Patrol Program (COPP). She further invited everyone out to the January 13, 2014 Meet Me on Monday Meeting, at Miami Carol City Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For further information about the COPP program, individuals can contact the police department. Councilwoman Odom thanked everyone for their participation in the Toy Drive, which took place in LeJune Gardens. Over 210 gifts were given out. She further thanked the Parks and Recreation Department for cleaning up the vacant lot in this area. She also shared the parents in this community is interested in creating a crime watch program. Plans are underway to organize this group. She stated that Miami Gardens has the best staff in Florida. Councilman Harris wished everyone a Happy New Year. Mayor Gilbert shared that the City held a CRB meeting last night, and wanted to continue that sense of engagement between law enforcement and the residents. He said he wanted to do that through the CAC. He asked Vice Mayor Davis to take a look at that to see how it can be incorporated into the CAC. He wished everyone a Happy New Year and thanked them for coming to the meeting. Vice Mayor Davis in response to Mayor Gilbert's request said she would look at this initiative. (R) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (S) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. Attest: T� Oliver Gilbert, Mayor R netta Taylor, C, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes January 08, 2014 Page 10