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04.14.2010 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES APRIL 14, 2010 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, beginning at 7:05 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 Barbara Watson, Andre Williams, Melvin L. Bratton, and Oliver G. Gilbert III. Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett arrived at 7:10 p.m. Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Attorney Sonja K. Dickens and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Delivered by Councilman Oliver Gilbert III. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes—March 10, 2010 Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to approve 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) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to accept the agenda as presented. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Mayor Gibson—Proclamation—American Cancer Society "Relay For Life" Mayor Gibson presented this proclamation to a representative from the American Cancer Society. She further encouraged everyone to participate in the Relay for Life event to be held at Miami Job Corp. F-2) Councilwoman Pritchett-Javier Fernandez, Spase Designz/Spase Cadets Javier Fernandez and Bernard Jenkins made a presentation before the City Council spotlighting those community related events and contributions made by Spase Design/Spase Cadets. This organization asked for support in providing book bags as part of a back to school Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 1 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 event in conjunction with a Basketball Jam at Miami Carol City High School. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to provide a$5,000 sponsorship to Spase Designz/Spase Cadets for this event. There being no further discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilman Gilbert cast the dissenting vote. Councilman Gilbert questioned the feasibility of providing sponsorship to an organization that will be duplicating and servicing the same recipients as other groups around the same timeframe. He shared that he has supported book bag give-a-way events and saw a lot of the same parents with the same kids receiving these same services. He emphasized the importance of having a coordination of services, which he opined the Education Compact was about. Mr. Jenkins stated that Councilman Gilbert raised a valet point. Councilwoman Pritchett stated while Councilman Gilbert has raised some very interesting issues it is very important to note this is a unique approach to our youth. These youth are also tutored as well as taken on field trips to cultural events. This organization not only works with the students, it also works with the parents. The book bag give-a-way is just a part of the culmination of all the events that have taken place throughout the year. She further encouraged having the Education Compact reach out to this organization and invite them to be a part of their(Education Compact) initiative. Councilman Bratton called for a point of order and stated that this item has already been voted on,why is there a discussion after the fact. Councilman Gilbert stated that he agreed with Councilwoman Pritchett one hundred percent. He opined while this organization might do great things, the city is funding other organizations that do great things as well. F-3) Mayor Gibson—Proclamation National Telecommunication Wk. April 11-16 Mayor Gibson presented a proclamation to a representative of the Miami Gardens Police Department's Communications' Division in honor of National Telecommunications Week. F-4) Chief Boyd,Police Department Monthly Report Chief Boyd presented the distinguished recognition as Officer of the month to Detective Michael Wright of the Investigation Division (also Miami Gardens Police Department's Star Basketball player) for his exemplary commitment to the department and has been instrumental in the resolution of a large percentage of the cases. Chief Boyd reported an increase in crime from February 2010 to March 2010. Total crime as compared to the first three months of last year has been reduced by eleven percent (11%). In comparing crime to March 2009, there was a drop of nine percent (9%), 2010. Arrests increased by thirty percent (30%). Most noticeable was the increase in arrests for robbery and Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 2 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 burglary arrests. The department is still experiencing a large number of domestic assaults, which has resulted in numerous arrests. Councilman Bratton made reference to the Money Laundering Task Force report and asked for clarification as to the City's percentage of the revenues. Chief Boyd in response to Councilman Bratton's inquiry explained the City gets a very small percentage of that money. He further stated that it also takes a long time for the City to receive those funds, in some cases up to two years, due to possible court proceedings. Councilman Williams made mention of the rate of crime in each residential area. He asked why is the crime higher in one area as opposed to another. Chief Boyd explained when resources up put into an area to address crime, the criminal will move to another area. He shared a lot of the crime is being committed by individuals ages 21 an under. In a lot of the cases, residents leave their back doors or windows open. Therefore, many of the crimes are crimes of opportunity. Furthermore, it is found that most of the burglaries occur when people are not at home, during working hours. F-5) Dr. Crew, City Manager — Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Annual Audit Report- Harvey, Covington and Thomas LLC. Patricia Varney, Finance Director appeared before the City Council to expound on the 2008/2009 Annual Audit Report and the financial highlights of government activities and business types: General Fund; Transportation Fund; General Services Fund. This year the City has a Debt Service Fund, which is the payment of the City's principal investors. The City also created a Stormwater Trust Fund. In Fiscal year ending 2009, total net assets was 305,134,311; $296,572,501 (97%) capital assets net of debt (land assets); $518,057(.02%) restricted net assets (Grants from FDOT for stormwater); $8,943,751 (2.6%)unrestricted net assets. Ms. Varney reported there were changes in the net assets from 2008-2009 with a decrease of approximately 8.2 million dollars, which is partly due to: $2.4 million increase in compensated absences; $909,495: GASB 45 implementation (Account for health insurance benefits for retirees); $4.3 million: depreciation and correction of capital assets; $1.4 million: subsidy to Development Services Fund (revenue from building permits were not enough to fund the department). Mayor Gibson for clarification asked Ms. Varney, as it related to the $909,495: GASB 45 requirement, that the City did not have to fund this requirement however; this amount had to be carried on the books as an obligation. Ms. Varney in response to Mayor Gibson inquiry explained, as a GASB 45 requirement the City has to show the amount as a liability. She explained each year; approximately 900,000 will be placed in this account as a liability. This amount will steadily increase each year by that amount. Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 3 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 Mayor Gibson asked whether this has anything to do with balancing the City's budget at the end of the year. Ms. Varney said this is the first year this is being required. From discussions with GFOA, a definite answer as to whether this would affect a municipality's budget has not been made. However,the only concern would be finding the money down the road, when it is needed. Roderick Harvey of Harvey, Covington and Thomas LLC, appeared before the Council to further expound on this issue. He shared the Government auditing looks to capture all liability activities for the entire city. He said from his understanding this would not affect the yearly budget for those individual retiring or cashing in on some of that value. Mayor Gibson made reference to the situation with the City of Miami's debt that has been allowed to accumulate over a period of time. Manager Crew explained there are really two kinds of liabilities: 1) one is a direct thing for example the city has a program where individuals are paid four hundred a month after so many years, until they reach Medicare age; and 2) the actuarially liability is due in part because the assumption is made that eventually the retirees will be in the state's plan, and basically the state will raise its rates because the retirees will cost more than the workers. That rate increase is based out and listed as a liability. He said the city never pays that because it is not a direct debt for the city. Each year the City budgets what the State recommends for the retirement system. He shared the City of Miami is different because that city has a different pension system. The City of Miami Gardens is a part of the State of Florida Retirement System. Councilman Williams for clarification purposes commented, this is not going to impact the City's budget on a year-to-year basis because the City pays as it go. Ms. Varney in response to Councilman Williams' question said this matter will not impact the budget. Councilman Williams asked as it related to the "retiree" would that be from the City of Miami Gardens or from the State of Florida. Ms. Varney said it would be from the State of Florida Retirement System. Councilman Williams asked what percentage of employees would be eligible for the Florida Retirement System in any given timeframe. Manager Crew in response to Councilman Williams' question shared there are many police officers that joined the City's police department with over 25 years experience. However, those officers need a minimum of six years with the Florida Retirement System before they are eligible for the City's retirement benefits. Ms. Varney next talked about the revenue received for Fiscal Year 2009. Total Revenue Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 4 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 $64,271.890; Total expenditures: $59,464,079; transfers in/out $6,071,276 (General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund and Development Services Fund. In comparison to the revenue for Fiscal Year 2008. There is a three percent decrease ($133K) in franchise fees; an eleven percent decrease ($1.1 M) in state revenues; thirty-two percent ($164K) decrease in interest earnings; increase of six percent ($642K) in utility taxes and two hundred sixty-eight percent ($1.4M) increase in fines and forfeitures (Red Light Camera Program) Ms. Varney reported expenditures variance when compared to FY 2008. There was a seventy-two percent increase (8M) in General Government: purchase of Warren Henry to foster economic development; increase of eighty percent ($508K) in Recreation due to parks improvements. Ms. Varney stated there was a net decrease in the General Fund balance of$1,255,465. However, unreserved Fund Balance recognized an increase of $403,885. Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance was $9,214,386. Reserved Fund Balance was $373,219. Other Government Fund Balances are as follows: S.H.I.P. $335,426; CDBG $10,345; Development Services Fund $18,345; Impact Fees $1,224,410; Law Enforcement Trust Fund $40,291; Transportation Fund $518,120; Capital Projects Fund $2,846,510. Business Type Activities (Stormwater Fund): Capital Assets: $296,572,503; Restricted Assets: $518,057; Unrestricted Assets: $8,043,751. Capital Assets: Fixed Assets such as equipment, vehicles, machinery, etc, is anything over $5,000, and over one year of life; Infrastructure such as parks, streets, sidewalks, and storm drains; and Land; Capital Assets in governmental activities includes: Land valued at $38.1M; Buildings valued at $10AM; Equipment valued at $10.2M; Infrastructure valued at $270M. Construction in Progress is $14.8M (Miami Gardens Community Center has not been completed as yet). Total net of depreciation is $343.5M. Capital Assets in the Stormwater Fund are: Business-Type Activities such as: Infrastructure valued at $15AM; Equipment $594K and Construction in Progress $12K. Total of net depreciation is $16M. Long Term Debt Governmental Fund: Bonds G.O. Bonds, Notes and Capital Leases: $56.5M; Amount Due within one year: $4.7M; compensated Absences: $6.6M. Total Long Term Liabilities: $63M. In the Stormwater Fund notes and bonds is approximately $8.36 M; Compensated Absences is approximately $50K. Total long term liabilities of$8.4M. Councilman Williams asked why was there an increase in compensated absences. Also is this a onetime occurrence or an every year occurrence. Ms. Varney said this represents absences by individuals who did not show up for a job. Also every year there is an in salary,therefore there will be an increase every year. Councilman Williams asked about the Electrical Franchise Fee and asked what is that based on. Ms. Varney explained franchise fees disbursement is based on a formula. Manager Crew further expounded and stated this is a compensation for the use of the City's rights-of-way. Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 5 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 Councilman Williams commented this is a fee the City charges FP&L, who then charges it on the customer. Ms. Varnery in response to Councilman Williams' comment stated that is correct. Roderick Harvey the City's Auditor appeared before the City Council to expound on the Auditors opinion and findings. The auditor issued an unqualified opinion which means statements are presented fairly, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. He said the City is in good health based on the information provided September 2009. There were two findings, which will be discussed later in this report. There were six management letter comments. This consist of things the auditor suggest the City should consider going forth to make the City run better. Mr. Harvey said one of the areas of findings related to general data entries. Ms. Varney in respond to this finding said it was noted that in some general data entries the correct or lack of backup was not provided. A control mechanism has been put in place by the Finance Department to ensure this situation does not occur again. Mr. Harvey said the next area of findings related to bank reconciliations. Ms. Varney in response to this findings said she has taken over that responsibility as present to ensure all bank reconciliations are completed and done in a timely manner. Mr. Harvey said another area of interest was the issuance and accountability of PCards. It was also noted that the Finance Director is spending a lot of time trying to rectify those expenses. Ms. Varney in response to this comment said the PCard Policy has been changed. Users have given a five (5) day turn-a-round to provide the receipt. Mr. Harvey said another comment relates to the IT Department and backup tape not being safe guarded offsite. Also system modules were implemented without adequate user testing and results to make certain financial reporting quarter were not addressed by the current system configuration. Ron McKenzie, IT Director appeared before the City Council to address this comment. The current system provides for backup to disc and then to tape, which is either stored at the city hall site or police department. The City is exploring an outside storage facility. The City was interested in piggybacking with the Town of Davie. However, the Town of Davie utilizes a different media system than the City. As to the second comment about the system modular, which is the EDEN System. A complete assessment of the system was conducted at the end of March 2010. From that analysis a four week plan was formulated, which basically consist redoing some of the issues that were done with the system, training staff and maintain the Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 6 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 system. Councilman Williams commended Mr. Harvey and his auditing firm for doing an excellent job in presenting their findings. Councilwoman Watson asked whether the City received franchise fees from entities other than FP&L. Ms. Varney in response to Councilwoman Watson said the City receives solid waste franchise fees. Councilwoman Watson asked whether there were franchise fees contributed to cell phones. Ms. Varney said those fees would fall under the Telecommunication Service Tax Fees, which is collected by the State. The State would then send the City its portion. Mayor Gibson asked about the auditor's other finding. Mr. Harvey in response to Mayor Gibson's inquiry explained the other finding related to the submittal of a quarter express and progress report of the CDBG Program with Miami-Dade County. The auditor is recommending the timely submittal of those reports. Daniel Rosemond, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director appeared before the City Council in response to the Auditor's findings. He said this was more a procedural issue. If an activity is not reported in a quarter report it is reported in a subsequent report,which was the case in this particular situation. Please note Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett left the meeting at 8:30 p.m. F-6) Dr. Crew,Proposed City Hall Presentation Manager Crew said the City's consultants will do a site plan report on recommendations and findings. Ken Norgonie appeared before the City Council and recounted the Council's action of January 2007 to take all steps to realize a Town Center in Miami Gardens. As a result of that resolution an Urban Planner was brought on board to do an investigation of an Urban Plan for the Town Center. Maurice_, appeared before the City Council to further expound on the process used for the implementation of the Urban Plan design for the Town Center, which included looking at what other municipalities have in place. Different architectural designs were also looked at. Keeping in mind that the Town Center would be the first buildings built, the consultants thought about elements that would occupy the primary space. Phase One is the City Hall complex; where the current shopping plaza is located (south of city hall) it is anticipated that a Performing Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 7 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 Arts Center will be located there. The main street would be phase four of the project. As the City grows consideration of possible expansion of City Hall should be addressed. Councilman Williams asked the site plan is being discussed, what does that mean as it relates to how far along the city is in the process. Manager Crew said no matter what route the City takes a general site plan has to be done. Councilman Williams asked who will maintain ownership of the parcel where retail is anticipated to be located. Manager Crew said if the City ends up doing the project then the City's Leasing Corporation would retain ownership. Attorney Dickens in response to Councilman Williams said the City will own the City Hall building and the developer would own its property in the end (phase two). There has never been any discussion that the City would own the developer's property. Councilwoman Watson shared reviewing the plans previously she raised concerns with traffic flow. She suggested the incorporation of a catwalk to ensure safety of movement from the garage to the performing arts building. The consultant in response to Councilwoman Watson's concerns said that answer has not been worked out just yet due to easement issues. Councilwoman Watson further expressed concern with the size of the retail establishments, which would discourage the larger retailers from coming in. She further asked what is the anticipated time for completion of each phase. Kent Gregory, appeared before the City Council and shared that it is anticipated that phase one (public buildings) would take two to three months. Phase 2A (performing arts center) completion within six months; phase three would be market driven with an anticipated completion time of approximately 18 months. Councilwoman Watson asked about the pieced of land the developer did not currently own. Mr. Gregory said no definite agreement has been reached with the land owners. The issue is price at this juncture. Councilwoman Watson asked about the MINT Property. Mr. Gregory said that is an issue the City would have to get involved with. Vice Mayor Campbell said he would like to reopen for discussion the item where the Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 8 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 Council voted to give a $5,000 sponsorship to Spase Designz. He said there was no discussion about what the funds would be used for nor was there any discussion about checks and balances and reporting guidelines. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilwoman Watson to reconsider the item. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. Vice Mayor Campbell said he wanted to amend the motion to provide for how the money would be spent. He said he wanted to have the funds specifically designated for an expenditure as well as putting a mechanism in place so that this organization can provide the City Manager with an expenditure report. Councilman Gilbert expressed concern that as part of the proposed budget there is a line item for underground radio, which is illegal. He further shared that from information obtained from the State of Florida's website on incorporations, this is a for-profit organization. Councilman Williams expressed concern with revisiting this item because the maker of the motion was not present, nor is the representative from this organization present to answer any questions the Council might have. At the conclusion of this discussion, a motion was offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to defer this item to the April 28th meeting. Staff is to invite Mr. Fernandez to the meeting so that he would be able to answer any questions the Council may have at that time. There being no further discussion, the motion to defer this item to the April 28, 2010 City Council meeting passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Retha Boone Fye, 18941 NW 7`h Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to announce that NACA will be conducting a mortgage assessment clinic at the Miami Beach Convention Center for those individuals seeking have their current mortgages loans modified. Property owners can pre-register on-line. Councilman Bratton asked how can individuals who do not pre-register on line be assisted. Ms. Boone said there are counselors available at the site. However, the lines are very long. Councilman Williams said he was aware of the excellent work being done by NACA and asked whether this organization anticipated bringing an office to South Florida. Ms. Boone said she was not aware of that. The current office is located in Jacksonville. Mayor Gibson shared that the Mayor of North Miami has offered 6,000 square feet to NACA to house a local office in South Florida. NACA President, accepted. Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 9 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 1d, 2010 Janice Coakley, 19681 NW 33`d Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida appeared before the City Council to express concern with renters in the City. She asked whether the City has an ordinance in place for renters. She further asked the City to look into whether cash payouts are affecting the City's budget, and shared a lot of cities are doing away with cash payouts. She further asked whether the Community Center would have rental space for events. She further expressed concern with the fact that the item to award a $5,000 sponsorship to Spaze Designz was revisited without the sponsor of the item being present. She further thanked Mayor Gibson and the City of Miami Gardens for its involvement with the Relay for Life Event. Councilman Gilbert asked that the Parks and Recreation Director come forward to provide information about a Town Hall Meeting, which is scheduled to provide informative information about the Community Center. Kara Petty, Parks and Recreation Director appeared before the City Council to announce that a Town Hall Meeting to provide information about programming ideas for the Community Center is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2010, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at FUI Auditorium, located at Florida Memorial University. David Williams Jr., 17640 NW 18th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to as Chairman of the Miami Gardens/Opa-locka Youth Violence Coalition, which is a Children Trust Funded initiative. In conjunction with Alcoholic Awareness month, event will be scheduled at City Hall during this month. He further commended the City's police department for playing an active role with the Coalition. Sandra Pierre-Paul, 2230 NW 190th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to find out the future plans for Scott Park in terms of football games. She said she was told football activities would be moved to Robert Renick,which is unacceptable. Mayor Gibson asked Ms. Paul if she had spoken with anyone from the City's Parks Department. Ms. Paul confirmed that she did speak with representatives from the City's Parks Department and was told her group would be playing at Robert Renick. Mayor Gibson advised Ms. Paul to speak with Mr. Rosemond, Assistant City Manager about her concerns. (H) ORDINANCES) FOR FIRST READING: None (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 10 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 (J-1) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2010-62-1244 J-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING THE RE- APPOINTMENT OF DANNIE MCMILLON TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN FOR A TWO YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-63-1245 J-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CONFIRMING COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III's APPOINTMENT OF CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN TO THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT BOARD TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF VIVIANA SMITH, WHICH EXPIRES JANUARY 13, 2012; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-64-1246 J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE PASSAGE AND THE PROVISIONS OF INITIATIVE "AMENDMENT NO. 4;" URGING CITIZENS TO VOTE AGAINST INITIATIVE "AMENDMENT NO. 4" ON THE ELECTION BALLOT; DECLARING SUPPORT OF CURRENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING "SMART GROWTH" IN FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-65-1247 J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PROVIDE EACH REGION OF THE STATE, INCLUDING SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, ITS FAIR SHARE OF STATE FUNDING BASED ON WHERE REVENUE IS GENERATED; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 11 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 RESOLUTION NO. 2010-66-1248 J-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S EFFORTS TO CO-DESIGNATE NORTHWEST 37TH AVENUE, FROM NORTHWEST 199TH STREET TO COUNTY LINE ROAD/NORTHWEST 215TH STREET, AS LOUIS MAXWELL,JR. STREET; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY MAYOR SHIRLEY GIBSON) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-67-1249 J-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF 2005 DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS, IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($375,000.00), FROM MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE SAID FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-68-1250 J-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO FITREV, INC. ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE DOLLARS ($225,969.00), FOR FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE MIAMI GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-69-1251 J-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO MITY-LITE, INC. ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($60,000.00), FOR FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTER; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 12 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 1A. ?010 RESOLUTION NO. 2010-70-1252 J-9) 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 NINETY-THREE THOUSAND, FIVE-HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHT DOLLARS ($93,548.00) TO RIDDELL/ALL AMERICAN FOR FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS' YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-71-1253 J-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS IN THE AMOUNT OF FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND, EIGHT-HUNDRED FORTY-ONE DOLLARS AND 40/100 CENTS ($44,841.40) TO MATTY'S SPORTS, INC. FOR SHOULDER PADS FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS' YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-72-1254 J-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE DOLLARS AND 71/100 CENTS ($56,329.71) FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF RADIO EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-73-1255 J-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING THE FISCAL YEAR 2008/2009 ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT PREPARED BY THE CITY'S AUDITORS, HARVEY, COVINGTON AND THOMAS LLC; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-74-1256 J-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 13 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING COUNCILMAN MELVIN L. BRATTON'S APPOINTMENT OF PASCUALA SMITH TO THE CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN MELVIN L. BRATTON) Motion offered by Councilwoman Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 6-0 voice vote. (K-1) RESOLUTIONS None (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK Attorney Dickens shared that the first Nuisance Abatement Board hearing was held at the end of last month. It was very successful. She emphasized the importance of appointing a full Board,which would address quorum issues. Clerk Taylor shared at the last Council meeting, the Council adopted the Ordinance calling the General Election for the City of Miami Gardens. As part of an attachment, a draft ballot was provided. That draft ballot indicated there would be proposed charter questions, however none were listed. For the record, those three Charter Amendments, which this Council has already approved to go to the voters are: 1) authorizing the city council to appoint, hire, promote, remove legislative staff; 2) requiring verification of signatures on initiatives referendums with the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections, and 3) prohibiting council members and city staff from serving on the Charter Revision Commission. (N) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Bratton asked whether the City has an ordinance against shopping carts. Manager Crew said the City has an ordinance. In addition, the City has been picking up the carts and transporting them to the dump. Councilman Bratton asked about the parking of semi-trucks in the City. Manager Crew said it this is observed Code Enforcement should be contacted. If the police department witness this activity, they can ticket the vehicle. However, prior to ticketing, a two hour warning notice advising that the vehicle has to be moved must be issued. Councilman Gilbert commended the Nuisance Abatement Board for its excellent work. He further encouraged residents to attend the meeting to witness the fantastic work being done by this Board, which is made up of residents from the City of Miami Gardens. (0) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 14 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES - APRIL 14, 2010 Letter received from Evelyn Peters, is attached hereto as exhibit"A". and made a part of the record. (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 9:45 p.m. Attest: Shir G' on, ayor R. netta Taylor, MNW, City Clerk Regular City Council Minutes April 14, 2010 Page 15