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10.12.2011 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER 12, 2011 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, beginning at 7:06 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, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., and Oliver G. Gilbert III. Councilman Andre Williams was no present due to conflict in scheduling. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to excuse Councilman Andre Williams' absence. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote, Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and Deputy City Clerk Mario Bataille, sitting in for City Clerk Ronetta Taylor who was not present due to illness. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Councilman Gilbert (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Special City Council Minutes—September 28,2011 Motion offered by Councilman David Williams Jr., 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) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to approve the official agenda. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Mike Gambino, Floodplain Administrator—FEMA Award Mr. Gambino appeared before the City Council to expound on the FEMA Award received by the City of Miami Gardens. This award also provide for residents in flood zones to receive a twenty percent discount on their flood insurance. For those residents in an x-zone ten percent discount is offered. Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 Councilman Gilbert and Mayor Gibson suggested providing this information to the City's Media and Events Division so that it can be broadcast to the public via media blast and community newspaper. F 2) Media and Events Afner4ean Caneef: Society r-37Peter-Agb c j=cgve, Chair-i-rA F-4) City Clerk—Institute for Elected Officials Deputy City Clerk Bataille presented Councilman David Williams Jr., with a Certificate of Completion from the Institute of Government for Elected Officials. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Erhabor Ighodora, 17200 NW 20th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to thank the Council and the City of Miami Gardens for its support during the Nigerian Independence Day Celebration. He thanked Mayor Gibson for the Greeting Letter sent. He acknowledged and thanked the city manager's office, building and public works departments as well as the police department for their exemplary efforts. Carlos Augusto Pereira, 4211 Roosevelt Street, Hollywood, Florida, appeared before the City Council to expound on Item K-2. He said he was looking forward to working with the city on this worthwhile endeavor. (I� ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 28-125 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ESTABLISH A PERMIT AMNESTY PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Shellie Ransom, Building Official for the City of Miami Gardens appeared before the City Council and explained this ordinance establishes procedures to bring additions or repairs that have not received permits or certificates of occupancy/completion into compliance with the Florida Building Code. Essentially this is a mechanism to assist the residents. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item on first reading. There being no discussion on this item, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr: Yes Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andre Williams: Not present Councilman David Williams Jr: Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) ORDINANCE NO. 2011-23-265 I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ELECTIONS, CALLING THE 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SEAT 5 OF THE CITY COUNCIL; SCHEDULING THE DATE, 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 FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) (0 Reading— September 28, 2011) Mayor Gibson opened the floor for the public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. Deputy City Clerk Bataille explained the Florida Elections Committee did meet and set the Presidential Primary Election for January 31, 2012. Therefore the ordinance needed to be amended accordingly. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to amend the ordinance to delete the following language: page 2 line 6-8, line 16-17 the language unless the Presidential Preference Primary is amended by the Election Committee; page 3, lines 2 and 3, change qualifying dates from October 24`h - October 31 st to October 31 to November 7th, line 5, delete the language in the event....through line 9. There being no discussion on the amendment the motion to amend passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 There being no further discussion on the ordinance as a whole, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-0 vote. Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis: Yes Councilman Oliver G. Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Felicia Robinson: Yes Councilman Andre Williams: Not present Councilman David Williams Jr: Yes Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr. Yes Mayor Shirley Gibson: Yes I-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2245 BUNCHE PARK DRIVE AND 15620 W. BUNCHE PARK DRIVE, TO LOVE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES FOR THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($505,000.00); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY; 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—September 28, 2011) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to defer this item to the November 9, 2011 City Council Meeting. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (J) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (I) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2011-170-1563 K-1) 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 THE STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE AMOUNT OF THIRTY TWO THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS ($32,760.00) FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE SERVICES, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; AUTHORIZING A TWENTY Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 PERCENT (20%) IN-KIND MATCH OF AWARDED GRANT FUNDS; 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. 2011-171-1564 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, COMMISSIONING THE SERVICES OF PROFESSIONAL ARTIST CARLOS PEREIRA IN THE AMOUNT OF ELEVEN THOUSAND FORTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND EIGHT CENTS ($11,047.08) TO IMPLEMENT THE PUBLIC ART DESIGN CONCEPT AT THE MIAMI CAROL CITY PARK RECREATION BUILDING; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A", FOR THIS PURPOSE; 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. 2011-172-1565 K-3) 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 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REGARDING THE HOSTING OF A FREE TAX PREPARATION SITE AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATIONAL CENTER; AGREEING TO WORK WITH THE IRS TO RECRUIT VOLUNTARY TAX PREPARERS AND AUTHORIZING THE PROMOTION OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT PROGRAM CITY-WIDE; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-173-1566 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CANCELING THE NOVEMBER 23, 2011 AND DECEMBER 28, 2011, CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK) Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 RESOLUTION NO. 2011-174-1567 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, URGING INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE LOWER PREMIUMS TO RESIDENTS OF JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE IMPLEMENTED AUTOMATED RED LIGHT CAMERA SAFETY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN LISA DAVIS) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, this motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) None (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK M-1)Flood Plain Report. Copies of this report are available at the back of the room for public review. Attorney Dickens reported all constructions contracts for city hall have been executed. Mayor Gibson asked about the completion date for the city hall project. Manager Crew in response to Mayor Gibson said that construction completion is set for December 2012. (N) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Davis reminded everyone that October is National Anti-Bullying Month. She further shared letters have been sent out to the local schools as well as churches encouraging their participation. Miami Norland Elementary School will be participating in an Anti-Bullying event, Wednesday, October 18`h beginning at 9:00 a.m. She invited the Council members to come out for this event. Mayor Gibson asked about the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness event held by the City of Miami Gardens. Attorney Dickens outlined the events that would be taking place for the entire week starting October 17th. The walk will take place October 20, starting at City Hall. Mayor Gibson announced the annual ribs cook-off will take place November 5th at Calder Race Track, beginning as 12 noon and ending at 8:00 p.m. Ticket price for this event is $15.00. The sponsor of this year's event has partnered with the Miami Gardens Council of Excellence, and will be donating $4.00 from each ticket sold to this entity. Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - OCTOBER 12, 2011 (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 and seconded the meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m. Attest: S ' le ibson, Mayor onetta Taylor, C, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes October 12, 2011 Page 7