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05.25.2011 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES MAY 25. 2011 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, beginning at 7:09 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167"' 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 Vice Mayor Campbell delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes—May 11, 2011 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to add the following item to the official agenda as Item K-10. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote: "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING AN EXEMPTION FROM SECTION 255.20, FLORIDA STATUTES FOR PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY HALL PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH COSTAL CONSTRUCTION/HA CONTRACTORS AND DELLA PORTA WARD & ASSOCIATES TO COMPLETE THE PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES AS OUTLINED IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Motion offered by Councilman Andre Williams, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr., to pull Item K-10 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 1 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Andre Williams, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to approve the official agenda with the necessary changes. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilwoman Davis—Spelling Bee Contest Winners Councilwoman Lisa Davis along with members of the City Council presented trophies to the 2011 Spelling Bee Champions: Chernelle Elliard, Brentwood Elementary; Rizae Fitz- Charles, Bunche Park Elementary; Desiree Jaboin, Crestview Elementary; Moses Avin, Myrtle Grove Elementary; Grace Blatch, Norland Elementary; Na'tasia Frederick, North County Elementary; Angela Munoz, North Dade Center for Modern Language; Alice Royer, Norland Elementary; Robyn Wilson, Parkview Elementary; Kimberly Aspi, Scott Lake Elementary; Brianna Tobias, Skyway Elementary; and Sierra Perry, Parkway Middle School. F-2) Councilman David Williams Jr.—2011-2014 Red Ribbon Certified Schools a. Carol City Middle School b. Miami Carol City Senior High School Councilman David Williams Jr., stated the 2011-2014 Red Ribbon Certified School, which is a nationally recognized honor, has been announced. Two of those schools were from the City of Miami Gardens(Carol City Middle School and Carol City High School). Councilman Andre Williams said the criteria for being recognized as a Red Ribbon Certified School involves: Recognition highlights the schools commitment towards keeping students drugs and alcohol free; keeping academic performance and keeping parents and the community engaged. Red Ribbon Certified Schools is a preventive delivery system under which underage drinking prevention strategies are implemented in schools. The objective is to target at least 31 elementary, middle and high schools for the mentored certification process within Miami-Dade and Orange Counties from 2009-2012. Two schools from Miami Gardens were awarded this certification. At this time, Mayor Gibson presented representatives from Miami Carol City Senior High School, and Carol City Middle School with a Commendation in recognition of this outstanding achievement. F-3) Councilman David Williams Jr.—Holly Zwerling,President of So. FL. Fatherhood Task Force Councilman David Williams asked Philip Tavernier to come forward to talk about the Fatherhood Task Force and its goals. He further shared there is a big fatherhood celebration that will be taking place June 2011. J. Philip Tavernier, 2750 NW 172"d Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to expound on the Fatherhood celebration taking place June 21, 2011. The Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 2 Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida is celebrating its first year anniversary. One of the components of this organization is the Fatherhood Reading Squad, which is designed to give fathers an opportunity to come into the schools and read to their children. This organization is partially funded by the Children's Trust, the Early Childhood Initiative and is fortunately to have the support of individuals like Councilman David Williams Jr. The organization's website is: Southfloridafatherhoodtaskforce.org. Telephone Number is(305)812-4000. F-5) Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Manager—Employee Recognition City Manager Crew presented five year service pins to: Isa Lou Walls, School Crossing Guard; and Ida Ruth Renard, School Crossing Guard. F-6) Renee Crichton, Deputy City Manager—T.R.I.P. Day of Service Presentation Renee Crichton, Deputy City Manager appeared before the City Council to provide a report of the success of the T.R.I.P Day of Service. The project, which transformed an abandoned lot into a butterfly and plant park took place in the Vista Verde neighborhood. The city's public works, code enforcement and parks and recreation departments were recognized for all their hard work. Tsahai Codner, Keep Miami Gardens Beautiful Director and staff were also acknowledged for doing an amazing job of coordinating all of the moving parts associated with this project. She further acknowledged the landscape architect Calvin Giodorino; some before and after pictures were presented in a slide show. Councilman David Williams Jr., commended staff for doing an outstanding job. He further questioned why there was no media coverage for this event. Councilman Gilbert thanked Deputy City Manager Renee Crichton for her efforts as well. Mayor Gibson commended the City of Miami Gardens' staff from the Executive staff on down for always going above and beyond their duties and responsibilities when assigned to work on city projects. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Flora Johnson, Chair of the Elderly Affairs Advisory Committee, with a residential address at 1910 NW 16P Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to invite everyone to the 2nd Annual Intergenerational Affairs Fashion Show scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Center, 3000 NW 191s' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida. Ryan Hawkins, 2767 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council representing County Commissioner Barbara Jordan. He announced that Commissioner Jordan will be hosting a District 1 Foreclosure and Buyer Assistance event on June 4, 2011 at Florida Memorial University, 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, from 9:00 a.m.— 1:00 p.m. Dr. Lester Brown, 18801 NW 29" Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to commend the City Council and staff for the wonderful things going on within the Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 3 City. He further commended the Council for its civility. Issac Larrier, 3801 NW 187 ' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to expound on The Greater Miami Service Corps and the great opportunities this organization provides for its participants. The program provides a second chance for individuals who have been in trouble through internships. It also has a G.E.D. Program. He said there are currently two locations for this program: Allapattah and Leisure City, but nothing in the City of Miami Gardens. He asked the Council to look at bringing this program to the Miami Gardens area. Sharon Frazier-Stephens, 145 NE 193`d Street, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to expound on the foster care event (2nd Annual walk-a-thon) scheduled for May 28, 2011, at Scott Park. Audrey Hyman, 725 NW 199h Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to congratulate the City of Miami Gardens Police Department for the recent article in the Miami Herald,which stated a decrease in crime. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (T) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (I) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2011-85-1478 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY DOLLARS AND 20/100 CENTS ($171,390.20) TO SUNGARD PUBLIC SECTOR, INC. FOR OSSI SOFTWARE FOR THE MIAMI GARDENS POLICE DEPARTMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-86-1479 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS' APPOINTMENT OF Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 4 HORTENSE MCGILLVERY TO THE CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM ENDING MAY 25, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-87-1480 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS' APPOINTMENT OF PETER AGBEYEGBE TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT COMMITTEE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR ENDING MAY 25, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTON OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-88-1481 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON'S APPOINTMENT OF PETER GENEVIEVE CARVIL TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT COMMITTEE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR ENDING MAY 25, 2014; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTON OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-89-1482 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON'S APPOINTMENT OF IVY BENNETT TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A TWO (2) YEAR TERM ENDING MAY 25, 2013; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-90-1483 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 WITH THE TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES FOR THE CITY TO PROVIDE STREET SWEEPING SERVICES AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO MIAMI LAKES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR AN Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 5 EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-91-1484 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO NEGOTIATE AND ACCEPT A REASONABLE SETTLEMENT OFFER IN THE BREACH OF CONTRACT ACTION FILED AGAINST METRO DADE K-9 GUARD DOG SERVICES, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-92-1485 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLOORIDA, AUTHORIZIN THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO JSM SERVICES, INC. FOR LASER GRADING AND SOD AT BRENTWOOD PARK IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY-FOUR THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE DOLLARS AND 82/100 CENTS ($64,663.82) PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-93-1486 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDNS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO AERI-PRIDE, INC. TO INSTALL AN UNDERGROUND INSTALLATION SYSTEM AT BRENTWOOD PARK IN AN AMOUNT NOT OT EXCEED SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY- EIGHT DOLLARS AND 00/100 ($64,588.00) PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman Andre Williams to adopt the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-94-1487 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING AN EXEMPTION FROM SECTION 255.20, FLORIDA STATUTES FOR PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY HALL PROJECT AND Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 6 AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH COSTAL CONSTRUCTION/HA CONTRACTORS AND DELLA PORTA WARD & ASSOCIATES TO COMPLETE THE PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES AS OUTLINED IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Andre Williams made reference to language in the accompany memorandum that states MGTC Group was not going to agree to sign over the contract without getting paid for certain preconstruction services not contemplated in the preconstruction agreement. Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Andre Williams' inquiry explained at the last Council meeting the City Council directed staff to initiate certain actions. Staff sent a letter to that effect. MGTC said there were certain things they need to get paid for. The City has already agreed to pay for the preconstruction services as provided by contract. Because the City does not owe MGTC the money it is requesting, it is not going to pay the money. Therefore, this process is the way to not have to go through that. She shared that legally the city is protected by Chapter 255 of the Florida Statutes (255.20(1)(c)(7) and (8), which provides for an exemption. She said this in the abundance of caution. Motion offered by Councilman Andre Williams, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr., to adopt this item. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilman Andre Williams cast the dissenting vote. (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Attorney Dickens thanked everyone for supporting the Taste in the Gardens Event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens. She further shared the Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens gave out$6,000 in scholarships to deserving seniors in Miami Gardens. (1) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Gilbert commended Mayor Gibson for delivering an excellent State of the City Address. He further announced that on June 14, 2011 during the Seniors' Program he would be hosting an event in honor of Father's Day. Councilman David Williams Jr., asked whether Mayor Gibson would allow Ms. Holly Zwerling a few minutes for comments. Holly Zwerling, President of South Florida Fatherhood Task Force appeared before the City Council to expound on the organization's goals and objectives. She further asked that the City Council consider proclaiming the month of June as Father's Month, and that this proclamation be presented at the next City Council meeting.\ Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 7 Mayor Gibson approved the issuance of the proclamation at the June 8h City Council. Mayor Gibson announced the Memorial Day Breakfast is scheduled for Monday, May 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to appoint Councilman Gilbert as the voting delegate for the 87h Annual Florida League of Cities Conference, August 2011. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (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 8:22 p.m. Attest: ASh�jAqWbsfon, Mayor Q� � j4a-,-, o etta Taylor, MM ity Clerk Regular City Council Minutes May 25, 2011 Page 8