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12.14.2011 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS DECEMBER 14, 2011 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, beginning at 7:12 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: Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr., and Council members: Lisa C. Davis, Andre Williams, Felicia Robinson, David Williams Jr., and Oliver G. Gilbert III. Mayor Gibson was out of town, Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr.,to excuse Mayor Gibson's 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 City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Dr. Lester Brown delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Pledge of Allegiance recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Minutes—October 26, 2011 —deferred Special City Council Meeting—November 7,2011 Motion offered by Councilwoman Davis, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr.,to approve the minutes as presented, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. Regular City Council Meeting—November 12,2011 Motion offered by Councilman David Williams Jr., seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to approve the minutes as presented, 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-5 from the Consent Agenda. Manager Crew added the described item to the official Agenda as Item L-1 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-144-1537, WHICH AWARDED A BID TO Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 1 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC. ("SKANSKA") FOR EARTHWORK RELATED TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MUNICIPAL COMPLEX ("MUNICIPAL COMPLEX"), WHICH ALSO AWARDED A BID TO SKANSKA FOR CONTRACTOR SERVICES FOR THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AND WHICH AUTHORIZED THAE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE A GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED FORTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($45,000,000.00), TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED TO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SECOND RANKED BIDDER, SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC., IN THE EVENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH SKANSKA FAIL; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, AN AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR THIS PURPOSE UPON SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE." Motion offered by Councilman David Williams,Jr., seconded by Councilwoman Davis to add this item to the official agenda. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to approve the official agenda with the necessary additions/deletions. This motion passed and carried by a unanimous vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Jr.,- State Representative Barbara Watson State Representative Barbara Watson appeared before the City Council and shared that with the passage of the new election law, as it relates to absentee voting, if the signature does not match what is on file there is a strong possibility that vote will not count, especially as it relates to older voters. She encouraged older voters to register so that a more recent signature would be on file, and asked that this information be spread throughout the community. She further solicited the Council's support in opposition to the state redistricting recommendation being proposed by the State of Florida. She opined the proposed recommendation would split the City of Miami Gardens into three different state districts. It would also force current sitting democratic representatives to run against each other, which would weaken Miami Gardens' representation at the state level. Councilman Gilbert concurred with Representative Watson's assessment of the redistricting issue. He said if Miami Gardens is divided into two, three or even four districts it makes the state representative less responsive to residents because they are not being elected by voters in Miami Gardens. He requested the City Attorney to get with staff to produce a resolution expressing the Council's desire to maintain Miami Gardens as one state house seat. F 2) Couneilman DEwid Williams in, —Teueher-s the Year- F-2)2) Carlos Martinez, Public Defender for the State of Florida Mr. Martinez appeared before the City Council and thanked Councilman David Williams Jr., for the invitation to speak before this Body. He provided a brief overview of the Public Defender's Office and the number of people that office represents in Miami-Dade County each year. He Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 2 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 spoke briefly about the Video Deposition Project being implemented throughout Miami-Dade County. He thanked the Miami Gardens Police Department for its cooperation in this endeavor. This project is designed for police officers to do their deposition on-line and connect directly to the attorney doing the deposition. This saves the police officer driving time and the city all the maintenance costs and approximately $1,700.00 in fuel cost, annually. It also saves 323 hours of police officer's time. F-3) Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director—American Public Works Association Project of the Year Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director presented the City with a Project Award, given by the American Public Works Association. This award is for the NW 183`d Street Landscaping Project, Phase II (between NW 27d'and 470'Avenue). F4) Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Manager—Employee recognitions A. Employee of the month for October and November 2011 B. Five Year Service Pin 'Manager Crew presented Five Year Service Pins to the following individuals: Elizabeth Valera, NSP Project Administrator, Community Development Depart; Irma J. Balbontin, School Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard Department, Lakeisha L. McHenry, Recreation Supervisor, Parks and Recreation Division; Chassaing Paul, Telecommunication Systems Analyst, Information Technology Systems; and Councilman Andre Williams. C. Officer of the Month Matthew Boyd, Police Chief for the City of Miami Gardens appeared before the City Council to bestow upon Officer Michael Ruiz, the distinguished recognition as Officer of the month for December 201, for outstanding police work. Prior to becoming a Miami Gardens Police Officer, Officer Ruiz worked as a City of Miami Gardens Community Service Aide, as well as dispatch for communications. In both of those positions he was an exemplary employee and excelled. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Rochelle Y. Boreland, 2780 NW 167t' Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, a Legislative Aide with County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's Office appeared before the City Council to invite everyone out to Movie Night in Miami Gardens. This event, which is being co-sponsored by Councilman Gilbert, will take place, Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 3 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 (.I) RESOLUTION(S)MUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-195-1588 J-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 SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENT TO AWARD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($120,000.00) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 TO THE GREATER MIAMI GARDENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 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 MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) Vice Mayor Campbell opened the floor for this public hearing. Robert Waters, Interim Executive Director for the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce appeared before the City Council to solicit the Council's support of this item. After there were no other interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr., to adopt this item. Councilman Andre Williams expressed concern with the use of CDBG dollars for the Chamber of Commerce. He said this is not the first time this subject matter has been brought before the Council and each time he has voted "no" on the item. He shared that he had sent an email to the Deputy Secretary of HUD with regard to whether this was an applicable use to award CDBG dollars to the Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce. He shared that he received a responds, which he provided to the City Clerk for inclusion into the public record. This email correspondence is attached hereto as Exhibit "A", and made a part of the record. He read " Funding start-up and day-to-day operations for a Chamber of Commerce (or any other type of nonprofit/small business advocacy activity. General marketing/outreach to businesses/small business advocacy functions, which Chamber of Commerce typically perform, are expressly ineligible under the CDBG. Councilman Andre Williams said he wanted the Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce to be successful but did not know if CDBG funding was appropriate for this organization. He said he understands that the resolution speaks to being a sub-recipient, but most of the documentation in the package speaks to forming a Chamber of Commerce. Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 4 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 Daniel Rosemond, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director appeared before the City Council and shared after Councilman Andre Williams raised his initial concerns staff brought back an item clarifying how the funds would be utilized. It was clarified that those CDBG funds would be used for eligible activities. He said the marketing/community promotions/outreach to businesses will be carried out with membership fees. The Chamber's function with regard to these CDBG dollars will be used to carry out the city's Business Incentive program to eligible businesses. This funding is also done on a reimbursement basis, therefore before the disbursement is made, staff will ensure that the expenditures are for CDBG eligible activities. Councilman Andre Williams for clarification purposes asked if the funds are used inappropriately the city would have to return the funds from its General Fund. Manager Crew stated Councilman Andre Williams' comment is being correct. Councilman Andre Williams asked Manager Crew if he was comfortable with staffs explanation. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Andre Williams' inquiry replied that he was comfortable with staff's explanation. Councilman Andre Williams stated that he was not comfortable with this item therefore he would not be voting in favor. Councilman Gilbert asked whether the City Attorney had reviewed this item and was comfortable with it. Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Gilbert said just like all the other CDBG Awards, the funds are being used for a specified purpose. Therefore, as long as it is not being used for the general operations of the Chamber she was comfortable with the item. Councilman Gilbert opined the city was not liable because if the Chambers spends the funds on something that was an ineligible activity,the city will not reimburse them. Manager Crew further shared that the Finance Director will not allow any funds to be released for any expenditure that is not authorized. Councilwoman Davis asked whether the Council would be receiving a report on how the funds are spent. Mr. Rosemond said the City Manager can provide the Council with a report on what the Chamber is doing specifically, with these funds. He further shared that the Chambers will be setting up two separate bank accounts, one for membership dues and one for CDBG dollars. This is also important for auditing purposes. Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 Vice Mayor Campbell said Councilman Andre Williams had contacted someone in HUD about his concerns. He asked whether staff had contact someone from HUD to ensure it is proceeding properly. Mr. Rosemond in response to Vice Mayor Campbell's inquiry said that is exactly what staff did when it brought the item back for clarification purposes. He reiterated the funds to be allocated will be for eligible activities under the CDBG requirements. At the conclusion of this discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 5-1 vote. Councilman Andre Williams cast the dissenting vote. (I) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2011-196-1589 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR'S APPOINTMENT OF DONNTAY COOPER TO THE PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-197-1590 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON'S APPOINTMENT OF BRIAN C. HARRIS, TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MIAMI GARDENS PROGRESSIVE YOUNG ADULTS FOR A TERM OF TWO (2) YEARS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-198-1591 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY RELATED TO GRAFFITI; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-199-1592 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, URGING TOBACCO RETAILERS Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 6 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 TO STOP THE SALE AND MARKETING OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-200-1593 K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING DAVID WILLIAMS JR'S APPOINTMENT OF CECIL DANIELS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A ONE (1) YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN DAVID WILLIAMS JR.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-201-1594 K-7) 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 MIAMI DOLPHINS, LTD. TO WAIVE THE FACILITY RENTAL FEE AT THE BETTY FERGUSON RECREATIONAL COMPLEX FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS FOOTBALL AND CHEER ACADEMY, 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) Motion offered by Councilwoman Robinson, seconded by Councilman David Williams Jr.,to adopt the Consent Agenda. There being no discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-202-1595 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AWARDING A BID TO MAGNA CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE N.W. 159TH STREET STORMWATER DRAINAGE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO DOLLARS AND TWELVE CENTS ($159,862.12); AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 7 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT, A COPY OF WHICH IS 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) Councilman Andre Williams shared that whenever the city has awarded contracts he has voiced the importance of hiring residents as part of that contract. He stated that he was happy to see that this vendor has indicated it would make a good faith effort to hire (2) two Miami Gardens residents. Tom Ruiz, Public Works Director said this issue will be dealt with during the pre- construction meeting. Staff will then follow through. Procurement has a form that will be filled out with all application information relating to the hiring. Motion offered by Councilman Andre Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a unanimous voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2011- L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-144-1537, WHICH AWARDED A BID TO SKANSKA USA BUILDING, INC. ("SKANSKA") FOR EARTHWORK RELATED TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS MUNICIPAL COMPLEX ("MUNICIPAL COMPLEX"), WHICH ALSO AWARDED A BID TO SKANSKA FOR CONTRACTOR SERVICES FOR THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AND WHICH AUTHORIZED THAE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE A GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED FORTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($45,000,000.00), TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO PROCEED TO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SECOND RANKED BIDDER, SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC., IN THE EVENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH SKANSKA FAIL; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, AN AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR THIS PURPOSE UPON SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THEA CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 8 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 Manager Crew explained there will be no more Council minutes for the month of December and the next meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2012. Staff began negotiations with Skanska in October. It has now been two (2) months and we have not been able to reach an agreement. He said the city is getting farther behind on the project. He said he needed to be able to move on if no agreement could be reached at least by the first of the year. He said if he did not have an agreement with Skanska at least by January 5, 2012, he would like to have the authorization to start negotiations with the second bidder. Motion offered by Councilman Andre Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. Councilman Gilbert expressed concern with placing items on the agenda and advising Council if we do not do this now there is going to be a problem. He said staff has indicated they have been having a problem with this item for two months. He said he first heard about the problem, yesterday. He said the City Manager is asking the Council to give him the authority to undo something that this "Body" did. He said if a decision has to be made that a contract cannot be reached, it is the Council that would make that decision. He said he is not in favor of delegating that authority to the city manager. He said there has not been any indication as to what the holdup is from not only the city's perspective, but Skanska's as well. Councilman Andre Williams said he would like to hear from the city's consultant with regard to this matter. Kevin Lawler, the city's realtor and development consultant for the city hall project appeared before the City Council and recounted at the September 2011,the City Council selected and authorized the City Manager to enter into negotiations with Skanska. One of the prerequisites when the request for proposals was submitted was that the bidder accepted the city's construction contract without material changes. A notice to proceed was issued only for the earthwork project. Skanska came back roughly two weeks ago and gave the city a proposal. That proposal was basically take this or take that. The proposal included Skanska's estimates plus new line items; or take the subcontractors bid with new line items. He stated that he looked at not only what Skanska submitted but the thirty-six (36) additional conditions. Twelve (12) of which was given to the city attorney to look at. He said this is when he started looking at other things. Therefore, he went to the City Manager and told him that the city needed a backup plan. Right now there is about five to seven weeks left in this process. He was directed to meet with Skanska and lay out the city's position. Skanska responded today as if he had never had that conservation with them. It is not only the pricing schedule there are also a set of fall off considerations of the LEED Program, local participation, all of which still hasn't been attended to by Skanska at this point in time. The City Manager has the authority to initiate negotiate with Suffolk, which is the next bidder, in order to keep this project going. A representative from Skanska appeared before the City Council and stated that his firm was not given notice of this meeting, therefore he is responding without preparations. He said Skanska's commitment to the project has not wavered. In the original negotiations Skanska made concession in a good faith effort. A proposal for the cost was submitted two weeks ago. Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 9 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 The cost for the construction is already in the perimeter of the budget. Skanska has provided a time for the city to meet the deadlines. Skanska is here to stand by its commitment, and will continue to engage in good faith. Councilman Gilbert asked about the concerns raised by Mr. Lawler. The representative stated he would disagree with a lot of the comments made by Mr. Lawler. Councilman Gilbert asked about the cost associated with the time line. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Gilbert's inquiry said everyone month when we go beyond where we originally time lined the project cost the city the rental cost of this building because that is an extra month the city stays here. Councilman Gilbert asked about the time lien for the anticipated move. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Gilbert's inquiry stated 2013. Councilman Gilbert reiterated his earlier statement that this decision should be a Council's and staff should not be delegated the authority to make a decision on the biggest project the city has. He said the Council should be made aware of the issues and ultimately makes the decision to either terminate negotiations with Skanska or continue negotiations. He further stated with a decision this important, Mayor Gibson should be present, as well. Councilwoman Davis agreed the Council should discuss this item and suggested scheduling a workshop. At the conclusion of this discussion and by unanimous consent, a workshop was scheduled for Wednesday, January 4,2012, at 7:00 p.m. (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Manager Crew reported that a union has been voted in at the Police Department. Now the negotiation starts. Attorney Dickens expounded on this issue and shared that she had sent a memorandum to the Council outlining how the negotiations process will work. The City Manager will have outside representative however the City Attorney would be the Council's representative. The Council will make the ultimate decision. Attorney Dickens recounted sometime ago she had brought before the Council an ordinance relating prohibiting guns in our parks. Currently the city bands guns in its parks and now the State of Florida has taken over this area of the law. Palm Beach County has sued the State of Florida. She shared that she has been in touch with the Palm Beach County Attorney because she heard Council's concerns and wants to be involved with this litigation. She further Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 10 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - DEC. 14, 2011 stated that she wanted to spearhead and try to get other cities to join in that litigation. She said she did not expect for this action to cost the city any money, but if so, that cost will be a minimum amount because everybody will be participating. (1) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Gilbert invited everyone to come out to Movie Night. He shared that he would be late because he will be returning from Orlando where he will be traveling to support Miami Norland Football team, as they compete for the State Championship. He wished everyone a very Merry Christmas. Councilman David Williams Jr., thanked the parks and recreation department for being a part of a history making event in the City, the Elementary School Science/Engineer Fair. He further shared at some point he would like to revisit the Billboard issue. Attorney Dickens suggested having staff provide information with this matter being discussed during the New Year. Councilman Andre Williams wished Ms. Marie Conyers a Happy Birthday. He further shared that he was hosting a Women's Owned Business Workshop, Friday, December 16, 2011, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. He further wished everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Councilwoman Davis announced that she will be hosting her first toy give-a-way, Saturday, December 17, 2011 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. (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 8:40 p.m. Attest: S Gibson, Mayor Ro etta Taylor, MM City Clerk Regular City Council Agenda December 14, 2011 Page 11