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09.22.2010 CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS REGUAR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 22,2010 (A) CALL TO ORDEWROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, beginning at 10:25 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, Suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida (B) INVOCATION Given during the Budget Hearing. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Recited during the Budget Hearing (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Special City Council Minutes— September 7, 2010—Deferred to 10/13/2010 D-2) Special City Council Minutes—September 8,2010 Motion offered by Vice Mayor Campbell, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to approve 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) A presentation was added to include Carnival Host Committee. This item was added as Item F-3) Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilwoman Robinson to approve the Official Agenda with necessary additions/deletions. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-1) Councilman Gilbert-Miami Gardens Xpress Track Team This presentation was deferred to the October 13, 2010 City Council meeting F-2) Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Manager—Employee 5 year Service Pins Presentation Manager Crew presented five (5) year service pins to the following individuals: Latora Johnson, School Crossing Guard; Hanson Raymore, School Crossing Guard; Patricia Smith, School Crossing Guard; Chantene Walters, School Crossing Guard; Renee Crichton, Deputy City Manager; Carlo Hollis,Administrative Assistant, Shirley Anderson, School Crossing Guard, Cassandra Collins, School Crossing Guard. F-3) Caribbean Carnival Mario Zamora, Chair, Asa Sealy, Director and Marlon Hill, Legal Council for Caribbean Carnival appeared before the City Council to express appreciation to the City of Miami Gardens Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 1 for its support during this event. They invited everyone to come out to the parade as well as the event at Sun Life Stadium, October 3, 2010. Councilwoman Pritchett acknowledged members of the City of Miami Gardens Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee for their involvement. (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Betty Ferguson, 1520 NW 1881h Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to comment on Items J-3 and J-4. She said these items are asking for the waiver of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Committee. She asked who will make the final approval on the artist and the artwork. Vernita Nelson, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council in response to Mrs. Ferguson's inquiry. She shared that Council has final approval of this matter. Mrs. Ferguson asked why is the amphitheater (outdoor structure) a part of the Complex and not a block boxed theater(indoor structure). Vernita Nelson, Assistant City Manager reappeared before the City Council to respond to Mrs. Ferguson's inquiry. She said this is the first time she is hearing about a block box theater. She said all the time that this matter was in the hands of Miami-Dade County and its Master Plan a block box theater was never in the equation. There was an auditorium included with the "Complex". Miami-Dade County had also building the "Complex" over several phases. That phase is being continued with the construction of the amphitheater. Councilwoman Pritchett asked about the original design and whether the block box theater was included in that. Manager Crew in response to Councilwoman Pritchett question said the original design received from Miami-Dade County had an amphitheater. Councilwoman Pritchett asked Mrs. Ferguson if she recalled whether there was any mention of a block box theater or amphitheater when she was with Miami-Dade County. Mrs. Ferguson said she never saw what was provided to the City of Miami Gardens however, the original survey taken in the community indicated the residents wanted a theater or auditorium. She said it makes no sense to have an open football field with bleachers and an open amphitheater,which is an open structure. Manager Crew said when the City received this project the plans were already drawn up. No survey was shared with the City. (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING: None Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 2 (I) ORDINANCES) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE MIAMI GARDENS SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR RESPONSIBILITIES; 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. (1st Reading — July 28, 2010; 2°d Reading deferred from September 8,20 10) Attorney Dickens explained this item was deferred from the September 8, 2010, City Council Meeting to give former Councilman Melvin L. Bratton an opportunity to expound on the item. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing closed. *This item died for a lack of a motion. ORDINANCE NO. 2010-25-233 I-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND ENACTING A NEW CODE FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDING SUCH CODE; PROVIDING FOR CORRECTIONS OF SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY CLERK ) (1st Reading — September 8, 2010) Clerk Taylor explained this ordinance officially adopts the City of Miami Gardens Code of Ordinances. Anyone interested in viewing the City of Miami Gardens Code of Ordinances can do so at municode.com. Also City staff will be able to view the Code of Ordinance on the City's Intranet. She acknowledged the City Manager, City Attorney, Deputy City Manager, the two Assistant City Manager and her Deputy Clerk for their invaluable assistance. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this ordinance. Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 3 There being no discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2010-26-234 I-3) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-10-48 ("PURCHASING ORDINANCE") TO CREATE ARTICLE IV TO PROVIDE FOR A BONUS FOR ENTITIES AWARDED CITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTS, THAT HIRE CITY RESIDENTS TO PERFORM SERVICES; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR BONUS STRUCTURE; PROVIDING FOR REPORTING AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS; 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 ANDRE WILLIAMS) (1st Reading — September 8, 2010) Councilman Williams said there was an amendment being requested by staff. He asked Ms.Nelson to come forward to address this proposed amendment. Vernita Nelson, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council and asked for an amendment to the Ordinance "the payment will be deducted from contract final payment and/or retainer fee." She explained that when staff read this item it got the impression that contractors would be paid upfront for hiring residents. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Pritchett to amend the ordinance with the language "the payment will be deducted from contract final payment and/or retainer fee." There being no further discussion on the amendment, the motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 4 Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to adopt this item. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt this item passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes ORDINANCE NO. 2010-27-235 I-4) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A LOCAL HIRING CESS PREFERENCE FOR CITY RESIDENTS; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES; ESTABLISHING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; 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) (1$`Reading—September 8,2010) Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hear closed. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to adopt this item. Councilman Gilbert explained this ordinance provides for a local hiring process for city residents where a five point preference will be provided when they apply for a job with the City. There being no further discussion on this item, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 5 ORDINANCE NO. 2020-28-236 I-5) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR RESPONSIBILITIES; 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 COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT) (1st Reading—September 8,2010) Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Councilwoman Pritchett referenced a letter she received from Charlie Green, Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living in South Florida, a 5010 organization. In essence commends Councilwoman Pritchett for sponsoring this item and states "Through the establishment of the Advisory Committee, the City of Miami Gardens acknowledges that members of the Miami Gardens community who have disabilities are an integral part of the community, with important viewpoints that need to be heard." This letter is attached to the Official Minutes, as exhibit"A". Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this ordinance. There being no discussion the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (J) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2010-154-1336 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 AGREEMENT WITH THE CHILDREN'S TRUST FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GRANT AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY-FIVE Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 6 THOUSAND DOLLARS ($75,000.00) FOR THE EXPANDING HORIZONS PROGRAM, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; AUTHORIZING A MATCH OF FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($75,000.00); PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-155-1337 J-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, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A", FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BRIDGE LOCATED AT N.W. 42ND AVENUE IN THE AMOUNT OF NINE HUNDRED, THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($930,000.00); PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-156-1338 J-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO WAIVE THE REVIEW OF THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (APPAL) FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (AIPP) PROGRAM FOR THE BETTY T. FERGUSON RECREATION COMPLEX AMPHITHEATRE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-157-1339 J-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO WAIVE THE REVIEW OF THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (APPAC) FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (AIPP) PROGRAM FOR THE MIAMI CAROL CITY PARK RECREATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 7 RESOLUTION NO. 2010-158-1340 J-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH CDW GOVERNMENT, LLC FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMPUTER SERVERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS ($126,700.00) FOR PHASE ONE, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS ($126,700.00) FOR PHASE TWO AND ONE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE AND 20/100 ($140,489.20) FOR PHASE THREE, RESPECTIVELY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION NO. 2010-159-1341 J-6) 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 AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF MIRAMAR IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($388,450.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS 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. 2010-160-1342 J-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 AGREEMENT TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACTUAL SERVICES WITH CEMUSA MIAMI, LTD. FOR THE PROVISION OF BUS SHELTERS, A COPY OF WHICH IS 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) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 6-1 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett cast the dissenting vote. Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 8 (I) RESOLUTIONS RESOLUTION NO. 2010-161-1343 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN'S MOVEMENT OF FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT) Councilwoman Pritchett said this is a support resolution stating that there needs to be a priority to put children first at the State Legislature level. Motion offered by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this resolution. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION NO. 2010-162-1344 K-2) RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING OF CERTAIN OF ITS CAPITAL NEEDS THROUGH A MASTER LEASE PROGRAM AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A MASTER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND APPROVING THE FORM OF A MASTER TRUST AGREEMENT AND APPOINTING A TRUSTEE THEREUNDER; AUTHORIZING the NEGOTIATED SALE OF CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION, SERIES 2010A IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $55,000,000, to BE ISSUED AS BUILD AMERICA BONDS or CONVENTIONAL TAX- EXEMPT CERTIFICATES OR A COMBINATION OF BUILD AMERICA BONDS AND CONVENTIONAL TAX-EXEMPT CERTIFICATES, AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A CERTIFICATE PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR the SERIES 2010A CERTIFICATES; AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF SCHEDULE 2010A TO THE MASTER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, a SERIES 2010A GROUND LEASE, AND A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE; APPROVING the FORM OF A SERIES 2010A SUPPLEMENTAL TRUST AGREEMENT AND A SERIES 2010A ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT; APPROVING THE FORM OF A PRELIMINARY OFFERING STATEMENT AND AUTHORIZING ITS DISTRIBUTION AND USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING FOR SALE OF THE SERIES 2010A CERTIFICATES; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION AND DELIVERY Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 9 OF A FINAL OFFERING STATEMENT FOR THE SERIES 2010A CERTIFICATES; PROVIDING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A COMMITMENT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A MUNICIPAL BOND INSURANCE POLICY SECURING THE SERIES 2010A CERTIFICATES; AUTHORIZING INCIDENTAL ACTIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew this is the other side of the action that the Leasing Corporation approved. This is the City's side. It establishes the Lease Purchase Contract for the building. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Campbell to adopt this item. There being no discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 6-1 vote. Councilwoman Davis: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: No Councilwoman Robinson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Vice Mayor Campbell: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (L) RESOLUTION(S)MUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION NO.2010-163-1345 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT THIRD YEAR ACTION PLAN, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT "A"; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item,the public hearing closed. Daniel Rosemond, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to expound on this item. This is a simple amendment to the Action Plan for Program Year 3. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Davis to adopt this item. There being no further discussion,the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 10 vote. (M) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK M-1) City Manager's Monthly Report Mayor Gibson asked Manager Crew where the funds to repair the bridge came from. Manager Crew in response to Mayor Gibson's inquiry said the funds came from FDOT. Attorney Dickens announced that she would like to call an Executive Session (Shade Meeting)with the City Council for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Manager Crew reported on the status of the CITT Funds. Miami-Dade County has put off the second reading of the ordinance until the first of next year. He recommended allowing the City's Counsel that has been retained for this purpose to initiate litigation. City Clerk Taylor announced that the Officer of the City Clerk has partnered with Immigration and Naturalization as it relates to processing passport applications. She said in the near future a workshop will be scheduled in the City of Miami Gardens for those residents interested in becoming citizens of the United States. Councilwoman Pritchett asked that the City Clerk keep her abreast of the scheduling of this workshop. (N) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilwoman Robinson announced, Monday, September 27th is National Family Day she encouraged everyone to get their family to do something that family oriented. Councilman Williams announced that he will be hosting a Foreclosure Clinic on Thursday, November 11th at the North Dade Regional Library. He further announced that he would be sponsoring legislation directing the City Manager to negotiate with AvMed Health to designate the Betty T. Ferguson Community Center Complex as for the SilverSneeker Program. This is a program design for seniors with certain health insurances that have a fitness program. Councilman Gilbert shared that he has been working with the City Manager and his staff to try to bring this program. The problem is that they are not adding facilities right now. He said Councilman Williams' resolution would be helpful in this endeavor. Councilman Williams said the resolution mentions AvMed as well as the other insurance providers. Councilwoman Pritchett asked whether she could co-sponsor the Foreclosure Workshop with Councilman Williams. She shared that she has received a lot of telephone calls about that. Councilwoman Davis shared that she had the pleasure of attending the Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington D.C., along with Mayor Gibson. While she was there Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 11 she was approached by former Congresswoman Carrie Meek who asked about the Junior 41 Council members. She said hopefully next year the Junior Council members will be able to attend this event. (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 by Councilman Gilbert, the meeting adjourned at 11:20 p.m. Attest: ASh:���li gon, Mayor 57 onetta Taylor, C, City Clerk • • Regular City Council Minutes September 22, 2010 Page 12