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02.08.2012 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FEBRUARY 8, 2012 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in a regular session, Wednesday, February 08, 2012, beginning at 7:10 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., and Council members Lisa C. Davis, Felicia Robinson, Andre Williams, and Oliver G. Gilbert III. (B) INVOCATION Councilman Gilbert delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Pledge of Allegiance recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes—January 25, 2012 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the minutes. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) The following Items was pulled from the consent agenda and heard after Order of Business to be heard after Agenda Order of Business. K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD ON JANUARY 31, 2012 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A COUNCILMEMBER TO AT-LARGE SEAT 5, TO SERVE THE BALANCE OF THE TERM FOR THE OFFICE LEFT VACANT BY FORMER COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT; RATIFYING RESULTS OF SPECIAL ELECTION RELATING TO PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Motion to approve the Agenda with the changes was made by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 RESOLUTION NO. 2012-15-1610 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD ON JANUARY 31, 2012 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A COUNCILMEMBER TO AT-LARGE SEAT 5, TO SERVE THE BALANCE OF THE TERM FOR THE OFFICE LEFT VACANT BY FORMER COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT; RATIFYING RESULTS OF SPECIAL ELECTION RELATING TO PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt this item,which declared David Williams Jr.,the winner. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. At this time the Oath of Office was administered to Councilman David Williams Jr., by former County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson. After this Oath was administered Councilman David Williams Jr.,took his seat on the dais and proceed to participate in the deliberations. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa Davis Miami Norland Vikings Football Team Councilwoman Davis presented the Coaches, Football Team Members with Certificates of Special recognition and plaques for their outstanding victory as the 2011 Class 5a Football Champions. Councilwoman Davis was joined Councilman Gilbert during this presentation. Coach Heidelburg thanked Councilwoman Davis and the City of Miami Gardens for recognizing the Norland Vikings Football Team members and coaches. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTIONS 12-79 AND 12-81 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ("MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS") TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS RELATING TO REMOVAL AND REMEDIATION OF MOLD IN LEASED PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt this item on first reading. Attorney Dickens explained the matter of someone renting property within the City with visible signs of mold was brought to Councilman Gilbert's attention. This ordinance provides that rental properties should be kept free of mold, and also makes it a violation if someone purposely leases or sublets a property with evidence of mold in it. Mayor Gibson asked about the mediation process and whether the property owner, once cited would be given a time period in which to bring the property into compliance. Attorney Dickens said the city's Building and Code Compliance Department is working on a mechanism to do that. However, if the evidence of mold is such that the building is deemed unsafe there is a mechanism to ensure the propertied is not let. Councilman Gilbert shared that he received a report that there was black mold on the walls and the person leasing the property was painting the walls to hide the mold. Councilman David Williams Jr., inquired about the guidelines for determining mold. Shellie Ransom, Interim Director of Building and Code Compliance appeared before the City Council to expound on this item. She shared that this ordinance provides for the inspection of rental properties prior to leasing. If mold is found the property owner is responsible for mitigating that situation prior to renting. It is the property owner's responsibility to provide the City with certified documentation that the problem has been taken care of. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7- 0 vote. Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andre Williams: Yes Councilman David Williams Jr.: Yes Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr.: Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes H-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 2-478 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS") TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 VENDORS; 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) Manager Crew explained this item clarifies city "vendor" as it relates to campaign contribution as being those businesses that currently have open purchase orders with the City. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by David Williams Jr., to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andre Williams: Yes Councilman David Williams Jr.: Yes Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr.: Yes Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.n RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (I) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2012-16-1611 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING KEVIN BROWN TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FRIENDS OF MIAMI GARDENS, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-17-1612 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING LILLIE Q. ODOM TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FRIENDS OF MIAMI GARDENS, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR AARON CAMPBELL JR.) Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 RESOLUTION NO. 2012-18-1613 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING PAMELA LATIMORE TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FRIENDS OF MIAMI GARDENS, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-19-1614 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS' REAPPOINTMENT OF SANTARVIS BROWN TO THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT BOARD FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-20-1615 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., TO CONDUCT A BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN MOBILITY PLAN STUDY IN THE AMOUNT OF NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($90,000.00), 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.2012-21-1616 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO BULL MOTORS, LLC D/B/A MAROONE FORD OF MIAMI, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($175,000.00), FOR ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER (OEM) PARTS AND REPAIRS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY OF MIAMI CONTRACT NO. 34018(12); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 RESOLUTION NO. 2012-22-1617 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH URS CORPORATION SOUTHERN FOR ARCHITECTURAL, CIVIL ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-23-1618 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH KIMLEY-HORN & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, CIVIL ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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 MANGAER) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-24-1619 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH CRAVEN, THOMPSON & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, CIVIL ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING SERVICES TO RENEW THE Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-25-1620 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH CPZ ARCHITECT, INC. FOR ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL, AND ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-26-1621 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH THE CORRADINO GROUP, INC. FOR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-27-1622 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH CHEN AND ASSOCIATES Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-28-1623 K-14) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH CORZO CASTELLA CARBALLO THOMPSON SALMAN, P.A. FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-29-1624 K-15) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN ADDENDUM TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH BASULTO & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE (1) YEAR TERM, 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. 2012-30-1625 K-16) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, COMMEMORATING FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH; DIRECTING THAT THE CITY MANAGER PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE RELATING TO THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-31-1626 K-17) 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 ADDENDUM TO THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC., 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) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (M) RESOLUTION(S) None (N) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Crew informed the council members that the Jazz in the Gardens event has gone global and as a direct of the event's popularity, the renowned public relations/advertising media BidBuz.com will be contacting each them. Miami Gardens is being honored by this organization by including Jazz in the Gardens as one of the top 100 events in the United States. An awards luncheon will be held in Ft. Lauderdale,April 2012. Clerk Taylor introduced Michael Linder and Elgin Webb, who will be volunteering with the City of Miami Gardens for the next three months. Both are Political Science Majors at Florida Memorial University. (0) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Robinson shared that she is hosting an event Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event, an Economic Empowerment Summit will focus on identify theft prevention, as well as home base business opportunities. She further shared that she had spoken with the City Attorney about the possibility of getting a sponsor for the Amphitheater. This would generate revenue for the City. Mayor Gibson in response to Councilwoman Robinson suggestion about a sponsor for the Amphitheater said this something staff can look into. She further expressed concern with the city's Sign Code as it relates to putting a banner on the structure. Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - FEBRUARY 8, 2012 Attorney Dickens said this can be accomplished in the perimeter of the Sign Code. Councilman Gilbert said this will also be great if the city could get a sponsor for the scoreboard at the football, as well. Councilman David Williams Jr., shared that he is anticipating a break through with creating a Science Lab within the City of Miami Gardens. Councilman Andre Williams announced that he is hosting a Pastor's Prayer Breakfast and Community Forum to talk about creating jobs from the private sector in the City of Miami Gardens. This event will take place, Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m., at New Way Fellowship Baptist Church. Councilwoman Davis shared that in honor of Black History Month, information reflecting the true history of Miami Gardens is being placed on the City's website. Ula Zucker Williams, Media/Events Coordinator appeared before the City Council to invite everyone to 8`h Annual Martin Luther King Jr., "Unity in the Community" Celebration, in honor of Black History Month, a event "Visual Display: My black history, will take place Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Mayor Gibson provided the Council with an update on a meeting with the Mayor of Miami-Dade County with regard to the CITT funds. (P) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (Q) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion be duly seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. Attest: ` �- Shirl CzWson, Mayor netta Taylor, NffihC, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes February 8, 2012 Page 10 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES FEBRUARY 22, 2012 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, beginning at 7:10 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, Suite 200, Miami Gardens,Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., and Council members: Lisa C. Davis, Andre Williams, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., 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 Delivered by Councilwoman Robinson. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Meeting—February 8, 2012 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Councilman Andre Williams pulled Item K-3 from the Consent Agenda. Presentations by Mayor Gibson, Councilman David Williams Jr., and Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert III were added to the official Agenda. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to approve the official agenda with the applicable changes. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Lisa Davis—Community Service Awards Councilwoman Davis presented plaques to community activists, crime watch presidents and committee chairs for their outstanding community service. F-2) Councilman Andre Williams — Moment in Black History — Women in Aviation Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 1 Patricia Wright and Karyln Hylton appeared before the City Council to spotlight women in aviation in honor of Black History Month. Councilman Andre Williams credited Patricia Wright with bringing this informative dialogue forward. He presented Ms. Wright with a plaque for her outstanding contributions. F-3) Dr.Danny Crew,City Manager—Employee of the Month Manager Crew bestowed the distinguished honor of Employee of the Month upon Claudia Joseph an employee in the Keep Miami Gardens Beautiful Program. F 4) MaMew Boyd, Chief of Pefiee Offieer-of the Men F-5) Councilman David Williams Jr. — National Red Ribbon Campaign Promotional Video Councilman David Williams expounded on the successful Red Ribbon Campaign event held at Universal Truth Center. The video presentation showed featured Mayor Gibson and members of the Miami Gardens Police Department. He thanked Mayor Gibson and the city's police department for their involvement. F-6) Mayor Shirley Gibson— County Commissioner Barbara Jordan re: Head Start Program Mayor Gibson shared that Miami-Dade County is now officially not in the business of providing services under Head Start. The County Commission voted to privatize this service and to solicit proposals. There are six (6) Head Start sites in the City of Miami Gardens. She shared that she met with staff to get information to share with her colleagues because of the timelessness of it. The proposal deadline is February 29, 2012. There should be some discussion from the Council as to whether it wants to get into the business of providing this service, and providing direction to staff because a proposal would have to be submitted to Miami-Dade County. This process is very involved. There are some things the city will be required go do if it is going to take part in this initiative such as: hiring developing, training and retaining key personnel; employing current County staff; providing child care services; obtaining sponsorship/license from (1) State of Florida Department of Children and Families, (2) US Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program and (3) become an approved VPK provider by August 1, 2012; developing individual budges for each site, including determining liability insurance costs; administering, monitoring, and tracking all required medical and behavioral screenings for all children; creating a Board of Directors. Mayor Gibson shared that she has had some conversation with County Commissioner Barbara Jordan because this was her area when she was employed with Miami-Dade County. She further shared there are some challenges. One of which is a twenty-five (25%) match of the cost to operate this program, the city will be required to pledge. Staff will need to be hired before July 1, 2012. Locations must be licensed and operational by August 1, 2012. According to the documentation provided the city will have to take the current county facilities in "As Is" condition, which means the city will have to bear the costs for any renovations and repairs to obtain the required licenses. Miami-Dade County will be the Fiscal Agent because the money would come to Miami-Dade County from the federal government. Miami-Dade County would Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 2 then disburse the money to the Head Start providers. She stated the city has not had a very good relationship with Miami-Dade County when it comes to getting reimbursements. She reiterated this package, if the Council directs staff to move forward would have to be in by February 29, 2012. Barbara Jordan, Miami-Dade County Commissioner appeared before the City Council to expound on this issue. She shared that Miami-Dade County has been operating the Head Start Program for approximately 46 years. She clarified that Head Start is not daycare. It is an educational program, an early learning development program. Research has shown that Head Start children far exceed other children when they enter the public school system. Head Start participants are less likely to get into criminal acts or become abusive as other kids who have not had the Head Start experience. This is due in part to the federal mandate guidelines: 1) social services component; 2) education component; 3) health services component; 4) mental health and physiological services component; and 5)parent involvement component. Commissioner Jordan shared Head Start was designed to serve low income children. In 1964 black children were not getting the kind of education requirements that they needed in order to complete with the rest of the community. Therefore, Head Start was started under the premise that it would give black children the opportunity, at a very age to be exposed to different learning techniques on different matters so that when they entered the school system they would be able to keep up with the rest of community. Commissioner Jordan stated that she fought for several years to keep Head Start from being privatized. The County Commission has voted and the reason for that action is that over the years Head Start, in the Commission's opinion had become too expensive to operate. This past fiscal year the Miami-Dade County Commission allocated a little less than $400,000.00 to operate the Head Start Program out of the General Fund. She opined that if Miami-Dade County doesn't totally operate Head Start, which is in her opinion an educational program, then Miami- Dade County Public Schools. She said Miami-Dade County Public Schools should apply. There are six sites in Miami Gardens, with two of those being public school sites. Commissioner Jordan said Head Start does require a twenty-five (25%) percent match. However, this is not a cash match. It is an in-kind match. The only reason Miami-Dade County required the $25% match to be a cash match is because it elected to do so. She shared that she approached Mayor Gibson as well as the City of Miami Gardens about applying for this; to at least keep your options opened. If it is awarded the Council can make its final decision about whether it wants to proceed. The budget to operate the six centers, including the in-kind is approximately 2.6 million dollars. Out of that approximately $550,000, would be the city's match. In-kind match could include the vans used to take the children on field trips. Each class room is encouraged to get the parents to volunteer at least three to four hours per week. Those hours are given a price. That price would be included as part of the city's match. Staff time would also be calculated. There is another funding source that goes with the Head Start dollars that are not counted in that 2.6 million dollars "VPK" (volunteer Pre-Kinder Garden). Miami- Dade County gives you $6,700 for each child served. However, if you get a child that is age 4, that is when the "VPK" dollars apply, which is $900.00 less, but when you register that child for the year you are getting over $2,000.00. Other funding includes the USDA Program. She said if Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 3 the program is operated the right way the city will not have to put in additional funding. She said there is a difference in terms of what caused the problem for Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County put in its pay plan a five (5%) percent increase every year. These employees also get a three (3%)percent cost of living. These employees also get any increase voted in by the unions. The budget cannot sustain that. Commissioner Jordan said she wanted to put the Council's mind at ease regarding the fact that if the city is operating the program, with the qualified staff keep in mind that the federal government has 1700 or more guidelines that they monitor on an annual basis. Having staff with the proper certifications becomes critical. That is why the County is encouraging the applicant to accept the people that are being laid off from Miami-Dade County, at a different rate of pay, set by the applicant. She reiterated that it does not hurt to apply. Keep your options open. Councilman Gilbert asked whether the city would have to apply for all of the sites in Miami Gardens. Commissioner Jordan in response to Councilman Gilbert's inquiry said the city did not have to apply for all of the sites. The sites are populated based on allotted space per child. Each site would have two center directors depending on the number of children. Councilman Gilbert asked whether these sites through the bid process remain open. Commissioner Jordan said at present the county has 14 delegate agencies, private non- profit that operate Head Start programs. Out of those 14 delegate agencies there are three that are black, the rest are Hispanic. If the city applies it would have its cluster together and ensured that the children of the community are served. Councilman Gilbert shared that in looking at this it is difficult for the city to do. However, he is of the opinion that at this point the city should continue the process. He said je has heard a lot about the fiscal implications of it. He shared that Miami Gardens talks about education more than any other municipality. This is one of those foundation type programs that will actually help kids prepare for the school system. He said he did not see a problem with going through with the application process. If it comes to the point that this is going to fiscally strain the city to the point that it cannot ask the tax payers to bear the burden, at that point the city say that it cannot do it. Vice Mayor Campbell opined this is a much needed program. He said not hear anything about facility maintenance and upkeep. Commissioner Jordan in response to Councilman Campbell's inquiry said Miami-Dade County is responsible for any major repairs to the facilities. Vice Mayor Campbell stated that he did not think that depending upon who will be running the program that it will not be the same program as before. He said there will be fragmentation, with the different entities operating the program. He opined this program should be operated by a regional entity. Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 4 Commissioner Jordan said the program is already fragmented because of the current 14 non-profit entities already operating Head Start Program, and would be even more fragmented with this new approach. She said if she could make sure through the Consultant and give the city the assurance in terms of the financial being tight in term of the in-kind and the budget, she did not understand why the city would not do this. Simply because it is serving your own community, consolidating everything in your community and not let it be fragmented by having a lot of other entities coming in. Councilman David Williams Jr., asked who currently owns the sites. Commissioner Jordan in response to Councilman David Williams Jr.'s inquiry said Miami-Dade County currently owns it sites. The school board still owns its sites. However the county contracts and will be responsible for the liability of the sites. Councilman David Williams Jr., asked whether Miami-Dade County will get a percentage of the Head Start funding from the federal government. Commissioner Jordan said the county is keeping a portion of the program, which is the monitoring and training as well as portions of administrative operations. Councilman David Williams Jr., asked why is it that the county has to have any of the money. Why can the city not take the whole grant, could the city do the monitoring. Commissioner Jordan in response to Councilman David Williams Jr.'s inquiry said that is not the way it was set up. Councilman Andre Williams thanked Commissioner Jordan for talking the lead on this matter. He shared that he was very familiar with the Head Start program and in fact is a product of such a program. He conveyed hope that the city can make this happen but has concerns about the fiscal aspects. He opined the city should at least entertain that to see what we can and cannot do. He asked for clarification between the ERI and RFP. Commissioner Jordan explained the ERI is a request of interest, which is submitted prior to a RFP. This ERI is reviewed and if changes are recommended by the review committee,those changed can be made prior to the submittal of the RFP. Councilman Andre Williams commented at this point, all that is being asked of the city is to submit am ERI. He said he had not seen the resolution but would imagine that many of those employees at the six sites in Miami Gardens are residents. Commissioner Jordan said in fact that the RFP is going out in such a way to at least give the current employees an opportunity instead of bringing new people in. The program is doomed for failure if you try to bring new people in. An amendment was made to the resolution to consider any existing personnel. Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 5 Councilwoman Robinson made reference to the number of children in each site and asked whether that number represented the maximum number the site could hold. Commissioner Jordan said the number represents the maximum, which is based on the licensing. There is also a third part to this process that the City of Miami is going to apply for as well, which is if you have any day care centers owned by the city and you would like those centers as part of the Head Start program, you can apply for new slots. Councilwoman Robinson emphasized the importance of educating our children as early as possible therefore this is definitely something the city needs to look at. Councilwoman Davis referenced the checklist and asked if this is something the city absolutely have to have in place. Commissioner Jordan said the things that are listed in the ERI have to be done by February 290i. The city is approximately 85% complete. What has to be done is the budget breakdown for each center. The consultant is hoping to have this finalized by Friday. Councilman Andre Williams asked if for instance the city was not successful and a private entity took over the sites how long is the commitment to operate those centers. Commissioner Jordan said this is usually a three year agreement. She further shared that out of all the centers in Miami-Dade County everybody wants the centers in Miami Gardens. The reason for that is because the centers in Miami Gardens have the best staff. Mayor Gibson said she has a concern with regard to the reimbursement from Miami- Dade County. She shared when reviewing this information with the consultant the city's required 25% in in-kind would be approximately $700,000.00. If the city only got a portion of the in-kind, the rest of that would have to come from the city's General Fund. She said this past fiscal year the city had to float a TAN, which is has not had to use. However, when that type of action is taken it is done to ensure the city is not short in its General Fund, until its ad valorem tax dollars from Miami-Dade County. She said she would hate for the city to get into the middle of this program and there are budget constraints and the city does not have the funds to operate the centers. Mayor Gibson shared that it is her understanding that once the city takes over these sites it is responsible for them. The city would have to work out something with Miami-Dade County for the rental. The city would also have to relicense the sites. She recounted when the city took over the parks those facilities they had to be brought into compliance. She said she was concern that when the Agency came in to inspect the sites the city might find itself in a situation where it will have to bring those sites into compliance. She further shared that she was told that this is a yearly process, which means the funding could be less next year due to the federal government cutting back on the dollars. Commissioner Jordan shared for the 46 years that it has existed it has not been less. In fact it has gotten more. The federal government gave Head Start extra money for COLA. Head Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 6 Start has grown and just added funds for early Head Start. Mayor Gibson asked what would be the number of employees that would be brought on board. Commissioner Jordan said only those essential personnel as required would be hired. She shared that she has told the consultant that she did not want a single paper dollar to come from the city, only the in-kind. She said she would find out what the time frame has been with the private non-profit as it related to reimbursement. Mayor Gibson expressed concern with the maintenance of the facilities and what entity would be responsible. Attorney Dickens clarified the resolution stated that the county would be responsible for the exterior and the entity would be responsible for the interior. At the conclusion of this discussion a motion was offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to direct staff to proceed, at this point. Councilman Andrd Williams asked Manager Crew about his thoughts on this matter. Manager Crew said the city can get an application in for the ERI. He said he sees a tremendous amount of challenges. Governments do what it does best and this is something governments do not do. He said this is just a bad time to be taking on added fiscal responsibility especially when employees have not received merit or COLA increases. Staff will do whatever this Council directs and will do its best. Councilman Andrd Williams thanked the city manager for his honesty and candor. There being no further discussion the motion to direct staff to move forward passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. F-7) Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert III—Re-districting Councilman Gilbert stated that he has spoken with the Council before about the proposed redistricting map. The State has filed the redistricting map and litigation has been filed contesting the redistricting map. He presented copies of the proposed House and Senate redistricting maps. He asked the Council to give the City Attorney the ability to intervene in the lawsuit if it is remanded to the Circuit Court. He said the proposed state house map for Miami Gardens has four different districts at this point. What this means is that no one person has to look out for the city's political interest. One of the issues on the state level affecting residents of Miami Gardens has been the water surcharge imposed by the City of North Miami Beach. This redistricting map has the one representative representing both North Miami Beach and parts of Miami Gardens' Andover and Norland areas. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to direct the City Attorney to retain the services of a redistricting lawyer to represent the city's interest if this Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 7 matter is remanded to the Circuit Court. Councilman David Williams Jr., asked how will the city pay for the attorney's services. Councilman Gilbert in response said the funds would be taken from the General Fund. Attorney Dickens said because this is such a limited type of litigation she did not expect it to be that expensive. She stated that she has money in her budget. Councilman Gilbert said this will not be a prolonged process. Councilman Andre Williams said he was not going to support this if it means money is going to be taken from the city's General Fund. At the conclusion of this discussion the motion passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilman Andrd Williams cast the dissenting vote. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Randolph McMillon, 19030 NW 11`x' Court, Miami Gardens, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the renovation of NW 70' Avenue. He said the design of the new street does not allow for allotted space for disabled vehicles to pull off to the side of the road. Representatives from the Miami-Dade County Swatt Program, which is comprised of a group of students working against tobacco appeared before the City Council to asked the Council support in stopping the sale of tobacco candy products. This group was informed that Councilman David Williams Jr., has already sponsored this legislation. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL SEATS 1, 3, 5; SCHEDULING THE DAY, PLACE AND TIME OF THE ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR RUNOFF ELECTION, IF NECESSARY; PROVIDING FOR QUALIFICATION OF CANDIDATES; PROVIDING FOR CLOSE OF ELECTION BOOKS; APPROVING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FORM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Clerk Taylor explained this item calls the City of Miami Gardens General Election for Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 8 Tuesday,August 14,2012. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr., to adopt this item on first reading. Councilman Gilbert referenced the redistricting issue and inquired about putting a mechanism in place that would allow the Clerk to change the date of the election, if necessary. Attorney Dickens said the ordinance can be amended to give the City Clerk and City Attorney the necessary authority to make changes,of necessary. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to amend the ordnance to include language providing for a mechanism for amending the dates if necessary; providing for runoff election, if necessary. There being no discussion on the amendment, the motion to adopt the amendment passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. The motion on the ordinance as a whole passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr: Yes Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert III: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andrd Williams: Yes Councilman David Williams Jr. Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01-274 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTIONS 12-79 AND 12-81 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ("MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS") TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS RELATING TO REMOVAL AND REMEDIATION OF MOLD IN LEASED PREMISES; 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 COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III)(1st Reading—February 8,2012) Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item the public hearing closed. Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 9 Councilman Gilbert shared his rationale for sponsoring this item. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr., to adopt this item. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Lisa C.Davis: Yes Councilman Oliver G.Gilbert III: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andrd Williams: Yes Councilman David Williams Jr. Yes Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr. Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2012-02-275 I-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 2-478 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS") TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF VENDORS; 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) (Vt Reading—February 8,2012) 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 Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell, to adopt this item. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Oliver G.Gilbert III: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andrd Williams: Yes Councilman David Williams Jr. Yes Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr. Yes Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 10 (,i) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None . Please note, Councilman Andre Williams left the meeting at 9:00 p.m. (I) CONSENT AGENDA: RESOLUTION NO. 2012-32-1627 K-1) 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 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND MIAMI GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER, LLC, AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THAT CERTAIN QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM MIAMI GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER, LLC, IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM AS THOSE DOCUMENTS ATTACHED HERETO AS COMPOSITE EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ANY ATTENDANT DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONVEYANCE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-33-1628 K-2) 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 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND MGP PARTNERS, LLC AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THAT CERTAIN QUIT CLAIM DEED FROM MIAMI GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER, LLC, IN SUBSTANTIAL FORM AS THOSE DOCUMENTS ATTACHED HERETO AS COMPOSITE EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ANY ATTENDANT DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONVEYANCE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-34-1629 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO RETAIN AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT AN Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 11 ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT TO FURTHER THE CITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S): None (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK None (1) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Gilbert inquired about the status of the CITT matter. Attorney Dickens stated that she talked with the city's attorney with regard to this matter. The attorney did say that Miami Dade County Mayor is meeting with the county attorney about this matter. (0) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (P) ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before this Body, and upon a motion being duly made,the meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. Attest: Shirle G' n, Mayor ngtta Taylor, MVC, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes February 22, 2012 Page 12