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01.12.2011 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES JANUARY 12, 2011 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, beginning at 7:05 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: Mayor Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., and Council members Lisa C. Davis, Andre Williams, Felicia Robinson, and Oliver G. Gilbert. Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett arrived at 7:08 p.m. Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Invocation delivered by Councilman Gilbert. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Special City Council Minutes—December 1,2010 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt the minutes,with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Regular City Council Minutes—December 8,2010 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Item K-1 was officially removed from the Agenda by Vice Mayor Campbell. The Agenda was amended by the City Manager to add as Item F-6, a presentation by the Vice Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Steering Committee. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the official agenda, with the necessary changes. Independent of the Invocation, Councilman Gilbert asked everyone to take a moment of silence on behalf of the shooting incident in Arizona where United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Gilford was shot, and six others lost their lives; the youngest victim only nine years Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, j 2011 old. Councilman Gilbert reflected that we all have our differences. Everyone might not agree with the decisions being made by the Council, and members of the Council might not agree with each other. However, those differences should never be defined by violence. If the public does not agree with decisions made by the Council members, they have the option of voting that individual out of office. He emphasized the importance of practicing civility and respect for each other,beginning this New Year. Mayor Gibson shared there is a new agenda cover memorandum for the agenda items. This memorandum has been revised to include those items discussed during the Strategic Planning Sessions, and included in the Strategic Planning document. This City's Strategic Plan can be found on the City's website. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Pritchett—Norland Vikings Football Team Councilwoman Pritchett, along with members of the City Council presented a trophy and Certificates of Special recognition to the football team, and coaches for their recent regional victory. Please note, Councilwoman Pritchett left the meeting at 7:35 p.m. F-2) Councilman Gilbert—Business Spotlight Councilman Gilbert shared his rationale for spotlighting businesses within the City of Miami Gardens. This month recipient of the January 2011 Business Award was the North Dade Federal Credit Union. He then provided background information on the initiation of the North Dade Credit Union and its Founder. Mr. Sherwood Dubois, a member of the North Dade Federal Credit Union Board accepted the award. He further encouraged everyone to visit and do business with the North Dade Federal Credit Union. F-3) Chief Boyd,Miami Gardens Police Department Monthly Report Chief Boyd reported the Department saw an eight (8%) percent increase in targeted crimes during the month of December 2010. Most significant is that no homicides occurred during that month. Compared to December 2009, crime was down seven (7%) percent. As compared to the entire year, targeted crimes were reduced by fifteen (15%) percent. On special note, residential and commercial burglaries were down twenty-one (21) and thirty (30) percent, respectively. The homicide rate was reduced by fifteen (15%) percent, and there were 28 fewer robberies than in 2009. Arrests for December were even, at 61; significant increase in auto and general theft arrests. A chop shop was discovered operating within the Miami Gardens area. He further shared that the police department is asking its residents to assist in preventing and detecting crime. The Police Department's "Stay Safe and Get Involved Program" will be underway this month. He emphasized the importance of citizens' participation to reduce crime Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 even further. Councilman Williams made reference to the increase in auto thefts and asked whether there was a contributing factor. Chief Boyd in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry said the increase in auto thefts is a national trend, right now. He said during the months of November and December, an increase in auto thefts can be seen. Councilman Williams asked Chief Boyd what advice can he give the residents to ensure they are not victims of auto theft. Chief Boyd advised that individuals should not leave any items in their vehicles. As long as items are not left inside the vehicles, no attention will be drawn to it. F-4) Liz Valera,NSP Administrator—NSP Quarterly Report Ms. Valera, NSP Administrator appeared before the City Council and recounted that the NSP is the result of the Housing Economic Recovery Act 2008. The City received an entitlement 6.8 Million Dollars for the purpose of purchasing the abandoned and foreclosed homes in the City of Miami Gardens. Under the Act, the City will purchase abandoned and foreclosed homes, refurbish and then resell them to low and medium income first time homebuyers. So far, the City has spent $806,000.00 for this activity. There is also a rental portion to this program. The City put out an RFQ on November 22, 2010 for non-profit agencies or organizations within the City that would be interested in receiving these properties so that they can manage and rent them out. Five proposals were received. A recommendation to the Council for consideration will be forthcoming. She presented before and after pictures of properties that have been demolished or rehabilitated, approximately 4.7 Million Dollars has been spent for these activities. To-date eleven (11) properties have been sold. Approximately $906,000 from the sale of these homes has come back into the program. Ms. Valera reported on the NSP III, which is administered differently than the NSP I. She shared that the City received approximately 1+ Million Dollars from the NSP III Program. This program focuses more so on specific areas where the impact can be seen, significantly. Councilman Williams referenced the NSP III requirement, and the specific area to be targeted. He asked how will the areas be selected. Ms. Valera in response to Councilman Williams' inquiry shared that data provided by HUD and the Census Bureau as well as other sources with regard to the foreclosure rate will be used to select the areas. Councilman Williams said he would be interested in seeing that data. He shared that the Bunche Park area has already been deemed a blighted area. Ms. Valera said the Bunche Park area is one of the areas that meet the criteria. Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 Councilman Williams asked about the $906,000 received from the sale of the homes and asked whether that money is turned back over to the federal government. Ms. Valera said those sales proceeds are recycled back into the program. Ten percent of the proceeds are for administrative cost therefore, ninety percent is put back into the program. Councilman Williams asked about the rental aspect of this program and whether the rental properties will be conveyed to the management agency. Ms. Valera said the City will not retain title. Those homes, which the City will not be able to sell, will be conveyed to the management agency. A restrictive covenant to ensure the rental agency is following federal guidelines will be recorded as well. Mayor Gibson asked whether this program would assist those individuals transitioning out of foster care. Ms. Valera in response to Mayor Gibson's inquiry shared in the initial beginning this program was offered however,many of the individuals felt they were not ready. Councilman Gilbert asked with regard to the NSP III Program that the Westside of the City be looked at as well. Ms. Valera shared that based on the data provided by HUD, five different areas were identified. F-5) City Manager Dr. Crew—Employee Recognition (5 Year Service Pin) City Manager Crew presented Five Year Service Pins to the following employees: Roderick D. Potter, Code Compliance Division Director — Code Enforcement; Lakisha Y. Westberry, Licensing and Housing Enforcement Manager—Code Enforcement; Angel Martinez, Public Service Supervisor- Public Works/Streets. F-6) Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., Holiday Steering Committee Report J. Phillip Tavernier, Vice-Chair of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Steering Committee appeared before the City Council to provide a status report of the upcoming Unity in the Community event scheduled for Monday,January 17, 2011, at Carol City Park. Ula Zucker-Williams, Media and Events Coordinator appeared before the City Council to announce the upcoming Health and Fitness Event scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a part of First Lady Michele Obama's campaign against childhood obesity. Manager Crew announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., on Monday,January 17, 2011, at the Miami Carol City Recreation Center. Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Michelle Beachman, 2830 NW 212th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to implore the City of Miami Gardens Police Department to not give up on finding the individual(s) responsible for the murder of her daughter, and only child. The murder occurred October 2010. She placed emphasis on the importance of not letting this case go cold and conveyed belief that there is someone out there with first-hand knowledge of this crime. (I� ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE IX OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADD DIVISION 6, TO IMPLEMENT A CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ORDINANCE; ESTABLISHING A POLICY; PROVIDING FOR CERTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR OUTREACH; PROVIDING FOR OBJECTIVES AND GOALS; PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR WAIVERS AND EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REPORTING REQUESTS; 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) Councilman Gilbert explained the motivating factor for sponsoring this item. He said there is a way the City can analyze who we give money to. This ordinance would provide for certain preferences, if a deficiency is found in the way the City contracts with minority businesses. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt this item, on first reading. Mayor Gibson made reference to the Ten Percent (10%) Business Preference Ordinance and asked staff to provide at the second reading of this item, information on that program as well. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Not present Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (.I) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA K 1) A RESOLUTION OF THE !''ITV COUNCIL OF THE CITV OF MIAMI GARDENS, !NVITATIONS TO THE 1NAUGURAL MEMBERS OF THE CITV COUNCIL TO ATTEND ALL i CITY SPONSORED EVENTS; f PRONqDING FOR T-14E ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PRO4 DIN! AN EFFECTIVE DATE.TL's (SPONORED BV VICE MAYOR AARON CAMWBELL JP,.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-01-1394 K-2) 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, AN ADDENDUM TO THAT CERTAIN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (DHSMV), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-02-1395 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AWARDING A BID TO AIR B SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION, INC. FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER NOT TO EXCEED THE ALLOCATED ANNUAL BUDGET AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($140,000.00); PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 RESOLUTION NO. 2011-03-1396 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS TO ACCEPT THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY LOCATED WITHIN THE VISTA VERDE NEIGHBORHOOD DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO FROM THE VISTA VERDE TOWNHOUSE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A WORK ORDER TO CRAVEN THOMPSON & ASSOCIATES, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-04-1397 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 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO IMPLEMENT A CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-05-1398 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING A RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. OF FLORIDA FOR THE PROVISION OF REFUSE COLLECTION CONTAINERS AND DISPOSABLE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-06-1399 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE RENEWAL OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE SERVICE ON NW 27TH AVENUE, NW 183RD STREET AND NW 2ND AVENUE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 12011 RESOLUTION NO. 2011-07-1400 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 CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE NORTHWEST 7TH AVENUE ENHANCEMENTS FROM SANCHEZ-ZEINALI & ASSOCIATES TO METRIC ENGINEERING, INC. ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-08-1401 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO JEFF ELLIS MANAGEMENT LLC, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SEVENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY- FIVE DOLLARS AND 17/100 CENTS ($78,375.17) FOR POOL MAINTENANCE SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09-1402 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING VICE MAYOR AARON CAMPBELL JR'S APPOINTMENT OF ANITA J. DAVIS- NARSIRES TO THE ELDERLY AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR AARON CAMPBELL JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-10-1403 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ACCEPT A THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLAR ($30,000.00) GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA FOR OVERTIME EXPENDITURES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 RESOLUTION NO. 2011-11-1404 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY AND CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH OLDS, STEPHENS AND HARPER, P.A., ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A" FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PEREZ-GURRI CORP, DBIA N&J CONSTRUCTION PS. CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AND MAMMOND & ASSOCIATES, INC. LITIGATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion,this motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) None (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Crew shared one of the items on tonight's agenda related to the complete reconstruction of NW 7d' Avenue from 183rd Street to 199th Street. The first phase of this project has already started with identifying the location of electrical, water and gas utilities lines underground; that portion of the project with tear up the road for approximately 9 months to a year. This project is being funding by Miami-Dade County Impact Fees. City Clerk Taylor reported in 2009 more than 400 passport applications were process. In 2010 that number increased to over 700. Mayor Gibson suggested, to effectively spread the word out into the community advertising on the local radio stations would be a tremendous access, money well spent because people listen to the radio. (N) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Gilbert announced that he is hosting a Town Hall meeting to clear up some of the lingering questions about water issues within the City of Miami Gardens. The Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Representatives from Miami-Dade Water and the City of North Miami Beach will be on hand to answer any questions the residents might have. Vice Mayor Campbell commended a long-time citizen of this community for his Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - JANUARY 12, 2011 courageous undertaking because of opposing factions. He commented what this individual did was done at great risk to himself. He said because of this individual's efforts the Vista Verde Community is now going to see some significant improvements to the roadways and common areas within that community. Councilman Williams recognized Mario Bataille, Deputy City Clerk and stated that he was glad to know that he is staying with the City. He further announced the Silver Sneaker Program and the Key Biscayne Grant Programs kick-off will take place Tuesday, January 25th from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. Representations from both agencies will be in attendance to answer any questions. Mayor Gibson welcomed everyone back from the New Year. She said every year for the City has been a challenge and opined this year will be more challenging than others, due to fiscal constraints. She thanked everyone for their support. (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 8:26 p.m. Attest: Shirley ' o , Mayor onetta Taylor, MMCAity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes January 12, 2011 Page 10