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May 13, 2009CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA May 13, 2009 (A) CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL The City Council for the City of Miami Gardens, Florida, met in regular session beginning at 5:17 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida. The following members of the City Council were present: Mayor Shirley Gibson, Vice Mayor Barbara Watson, and Council members Aaron Campbell Jr., Andre Williams, Melvin L. Bratton, Sharon Pritchett and Oliver G. Gilbert III. Also in attendance were: City Manager Dr. Danny O. Crew, City Attorney James Brady sitting in for Attorney Sonja K. Dickens who was out of the country and City Clerk Ronetta Taylor. (B) INVOCATION Councilman Gilbert delivered the Invocation. (C) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison. (D) APPROVAL OF MINUTES D-1) Regular City Council Minutes -April 8, 2009 Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson to approve the minutes, with necessary corrections, if any. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (E) ORDER OF BUSINESS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda at this time) Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to pull Item K-5 from the consent agenda. This motion passed and carried by a7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to pull Item K-6 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to pull Item K-11 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to pull Item K- 12 from the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson to approve the Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 1 Official Agenda, with the necessary changes. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. Councilwoman Pritchett asked to have F-1 and F-2 moved to the end of the presentations. (F) SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (5 minutes each) F-3) City Manager Crew -Five Years of Service Presentation -Charisse Moore Manager Crew presented Charisse Moore with a Five Year Service Pin, and a Certificate of Appreciation. F-4) Chief Matthew Boyd -City of Miami Gardens Police Department Monthly Report Chief Matthew Boyd, bestowed upon Detectives Joseph Zelliner and Leroy Montgomery the prestigious honor of Officer of the Month for the month of April 2009. The excellent detective work of these two officers has been instrumental in identifying and subsequently arresting suspects in several homicides in the City. Chief Boyd further expounded on the Police Department's monthly statistical comparison for Apri12009: there was a 13% decrease in aggravated assault from the month of March to the month of April; a 4% decrease in Aggravated battery from the month of March to the month of April; a 2% increase in auto theft from the month of March to the month of April; a 150% increase in commercial burglary from the month of March to the month of April; a 41 % increase in Residential burglary from the month of March to the month of April; a 22% decrease in vehicular burglary from the month of March to the month of April; a 100% decrease in homicide from the month of March to the month of April; a 2% decrease in Larceny Over during the month of March to the month of April; a 15% increase in Robbery from the month of March to the month of April; there were no increase or decrease from the month of March to the month of April in sexual battery/rape. Chief Boyd expounded on the year to date percentages: there has been a 31 % decrease in Aggravated Assault year to date; a 27% decrease in Aggravated Battery year to date; a 29% decrease in auto theft year to date; a 17% decrease in commercial burglary year to date; a 12% decrease in residential burglary year to date; a 18% decrease in vehicle burglary year to date; a 13% increase in homicide year to date; a 70% increase in Larceny Over year to date; a 49% decrease in Robbery year to date; a 52 % decrease in Sexual Battery/Rape year to date for a total decrease of 18%. The City Council thanked Chief Boyd for providing this informative report. F-5) Vice Mayor Watson -Glen Joseph re: WorldCare Glen Joseph, a representative from WorldCare appeared before the City Council to expound on the accomplishments and contributions made by WorldCare since its inception. He shared WorldCare was incorporated in 2004 after a devastating Hurricane Season. This organization is comprised of municipalities from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, as well as the business and civic communities. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 2 F-6) Proclamation -Proclaiming Public Works Week Mayor Gibson presented a Proclamation proclaiming May 17-22, 2009, as National Public Works Week. F-1) Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett -Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee - Oscar Braynon Sr. and Dr. Larry Capp Dr. Larry Capp appeared before the City Council to highlight the important aspects of establishing committees, and his experience dealing with the various boards and committees adopted by Miami-Dade County. He further expounded on the proposed Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee being considered by the City Council and opined this would be an excellent Committee to have in the City of Miami Gardens. -z~--'~6~GY~'b'6~iTCli-vnz~--rrtchc + T2., , T T,-, v ;+.> AT„ C~,,,lo.,+ J (G) PUBLIC COMMENTS Henrietta Lacey, Executive Director of the Miami Gardens Jaycees, 20073 NW 36tH Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of Item K-12 (TIPS Program). Courtney Cunningham, one of the bidders for the 10873 SW 59th Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express opposition to the passage of Item K-6. He questioned the bidding process and the ultimate recommendation by the City Manager. Kiavon Mayberry, Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc., 1825 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to encourage individuals to consider becoming foster parents. Wendell James, 18820 NW 29th Place, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of the Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee. Sharon Frazier-Stephens, 145 NE 193rd Street, Miami, Florida, appeared before the City Council to provide information about the Miami-Dade County PTA/PTSA and Parents, Teachers, Students Association. Naomi Parham, 2250 NW 177th Terrace, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council to express concern with the water drainage problem in front of her property. She said when it rains, the water collects is in front of her house. Mayor Gibson advised Ms. Parham to meet with Tom Ruiz, the City's Public Works Director about her concerns. Hugh Dodd, 17125 NW 19th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of the Caribbean Affairs Advisory Committee. (H) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 3 H-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS CARIBBEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR DUTIES AND POWERS; 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 COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT) Councilwoman Pritchett explained the relevant issues involved with the sponsorship of this item. She asked those individuals in the listening audience in favor of this item, to stand. Approximately 60% of the audience stood at this time. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item on first reading, with second reading and public hearing scheduled for May 27, 2009. Mayor Gibson conveyed support of the item. Vice Mayor Watson questioned whether the composition of this committee would encompass the makeup of the entire Caribbean community. Councilwoman Pritchett said it would be up to each Council member to appoint an individual to serve on the community. She further shared, in order to address the Hispanic segment of the community, in the near future, she intends to sponsor an ordinance creating a Hispanic Advisory Committee. Discussion ensued as to whether the committee membership should be increase to ensure ,that all segments of the Caribbean community were represented. At the conclusion of this discussion, no decision was made to increase the membership. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes H-2) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, CREATING THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 4 STEERING COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE; PROVIDING FOR ORGANIZATION; PROVIDING FOR RESPONSIBILITIES; 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 COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT) Councilwoman Pritchett explained the rationale for sponsoring this item. She said initially, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Steering Committee was established by resolution. She stated to conform with the way other committees are established, and for codification purposes, she is proposing creating this Committee by Ordinance. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this ordinance on first reading. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to amend, Section 2 subsection (d) to read: "Purpose of the Committee. Upon adoption of a Resolution by the City Council approving MLK Holiday event, the Committee shall act in an advisory capacity for coordination of the event. There being no further discussion on the amendment, the motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. There being no further discussion on the ordinance as a whole, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Campbell: Yes Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (I) ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING/PUBLIC HEARING I-1) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 2 ~~PERMITTED, CONDITIONAL AND PROHIBITED USES OF THE CITY'S TOWN CENTER ZONING CODE TO CLARIFY THAT IF USES ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED IN THE TOWN CENTER ZONING DISTRICT, SAID USES SHALL BE DEEMED PROHIBITED; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 5 RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Manager Crew explained the City adopted the Town Center Zoning Code by Ordinance 2006-09-90. Based on a recent review of the permitted use verbiage in the Code, by the City Manager, City Attorney and the Planning and Zoning Department, an amendment is deemed necessary to clarify wording under that section. In general, the City's zoning code is based on the principal that if a use is not listed, it is prohibited. The new town center district was written with language that, in essence, says that unless a use is specifically prohibited, anything goes. This provision needs to be amended to reflect the balance of the City's Zoning Code. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. After there were no interested parties to speak on this item, the public hearing was closed. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to adopt this ordinance on first reading. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt on first reading passed and carried by a 7-0 vote. Councilman Gilbert: Yes Councilwoman Pritchett: Yes Vice Mayor Watson: Yes Councilman Williams: Yes Councilman Bratton: Yes Councilman Campbell: Yes Mayor Gibson: Yes (J) ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING(S) None (K) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION N0.2009-85-1030 K-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES FOR PARTICIPATION IN A JOINT TASK FORCE, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 6 RESOLUTION N0.2009-86-1031 K-2) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-87-1032 K-3) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES, INC., FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND COLLECTION OF PAST DUE BUSINESS LICENSE TAXES FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-88-1033 K-4) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT FOR PLANNING SERVICES WITH THE MELLGREN PLANNING GROUP, INC., LOCATED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-89-1034 K-7) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN MEMORANDUM OF Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 7 UNDERSTANDING WITH THE IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, SAC MIAMI OFFICE, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO SIMILAR MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED WHEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES IN OTHER TASK FORCES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-90-1035 K-8) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE FOR BRIDGE PAINTING AND LANDSCAPING ALONG THE EXTERIOR WALL OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GLADES TURNPIKE PLAZA, 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 N0.2009-91-1036 K-9) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH AIP-US LLC FOR NETWORK SECURITY SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE DOLLARS ($50,551.00) AT A ONE YEAR RENEWABLE RATE OF FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE DOLLARS ($52,573.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-92-1037 K-10) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING GOALS OF THE GOLD COAST CLEAN CITIES COALITION; PROVIDING FOR Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 8 THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) RESOLUTION N0.2009-93-1038 K-13) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS OUR HOMES, OUR STREETS AND OUR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL REQUIRED AGREEMENTS AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE INITIATIVE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN OLIVER G. GILBERT III) Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Councilwoman Pritchett to adopt the Consent Agenda. This motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (L) RESOLUTION(S) RESOLUTION N0.2009-94-1039 K-5) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE CHILDREN'S TRUST TO RECEIVE FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS ($561,600.00) TO ASSIST THE MIAMI GARDENS/OPA-LOCKA VIOLENCE PREVENTION COALITION; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES CONSISTENT WITH THE COALITION'S MISSIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER Councilwoman Pritchett shared information about the trip she had taken with regards to the Children's Trust Initiative. She explained that she was not in attendance at the last Zoning Hearing because she was in Chicago with the Children's Trust Contingency. She further asked Vernita Nelson to come forward to further expound on this Initiative. Vernita Nelson, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to further expound on the Children's Trust Initiative, and the various services provided by the subcontractors. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson and Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 9 Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. Councilman Campbell expressed concern that there was no benchmark or feedback given to determine whether the Children's Trust Initiative was successful. Ms. Nelson shared one of the successes of the Children's Trust Initiative is the City of Miami Gardens Police Department's Truancy Program, which is funded by the Initiative. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. K-6) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH FRONT ROW MARKETING SERVICES, L.P., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($65,000.00), A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Councilman Gilbert explained he had pulled this item due to the discrepancy between the ranking sheet and the City Manager's recommendation. Manager Crew asked the evaluation committee to come forward for comments. Antranette Pierre, Economic Development Manager appeared before the City Council to explain that Front Row Marketing Services provided those services most compatible to what the City was looking for. Front Row Marketing Services, and Superlative Group, Inc., were given an opportunity for comments. Courtney Cunningham, a representative of Superlative Group, Inc., appeared before the City Council to highlight his company's accomplishments and relationship with its respective clients. He said if the issue was cost, his company had no problem in lowering the cost associated with this service. Eric Smallwood, a representative of Front Row Marketing Services, appeared before the City Council to expound on the company's accomplishments and relationship with its clients. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 10 Pamela Thompson, Procurement Manager appeared before the City Council to further expound on the evaluation process. She further shared that Mr. Cunningham was advised of the Bid Appeal Process, however he did not take advantage of that process. The Council continued to discuss the numbers depicted on the ranking sheet, and the final recommendation, which did not accurately reflect the City Manager's recommendation. Councilman Williams said he was uncomfortable with making a decision tonight due to the information provided. Councilman Williams stated that he was uncomfortable voting on this item due to the conflicting information provided by staff. Motion offered by Councilman Williams seconded by Councilman Bratton to reject proposal and direct the City Manager to either propose another RFP or engage in some other process to award the contract. There being no further discussion, the motion to reject passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION N0.2009-95-1040 K-11) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO BLISS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN DOLLARS ($199,947.00) FOR THE PURCHASE OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND POURED IN PLACE SURFACING AT BRENTWOOD PARK BY RELYING UPON THAT CERTAIN CLAY COUNTY BID #08/09-3; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilwoman Pritchett explained that the Agenda memorandum did not mention the line item this amount would be allocated from. Manager Crew said the amount would be allocated from the Capital Improvement Fund. Motion offered by Councilwoman Pritchett, seconded by Councilman Gilbert to adopt this item. There being no further discussion, this motion passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. RESOLUTION N0.2009-96-1041 K-12) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, IMPLEMENTING A TIPS PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY COUNCILMAN ANDRE WILLIAMS) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 11 Vice Mayor Watson explained that she had pulled this item from the Consent Agenda because it is her view the City already had something in place and did not need to duplicate what is currently being done. Motion offered by Vice Mayor Watson, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item. Deputy Chief Miller appeared before the City Council to expound on the TIPS Program. He said this program is an informational based, reward free system that will rely solely on information provided by residents and business owners. The Program will be implemented by the Police Department, which will receive, track and measure the information received via the "TIP" cards. Specific logs will be kept documenting the information received, actions taken and results if any. This Program is not meant to compete with Crimestoppers or the Gun Bounty Program, but instead to be another vehicle for the Police Department to receive information from the public much like information received now via telephone, letter and email. The cost of printing the TIPS cards and corresponding literature will be incurred by a local corporate sponsor. Councilman Williams further expounded on this initiative and stated the more information that can be provided to the Police Department will go a long way in creating a safer community. He made referenced to an incident in the City of Miami were several individuals were the victims of a shooting. He said in that instance, the Police Department is having a hard time solving the crime because people are afraid to talk. Councilman Campbell opined the Police Department could implement this program without a resolution, and stated he did not see why a resolution was needed to implement something that could be done by the department. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to approve passed and carried by a 6-1 vote. Vice Mayor Watson cast the dissenting vote. RESOLUTION N0.2009-97-1042 L-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, PROVIDING A SPONSORSHIP IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000.00 TO WORLDCARE, INC., IN SUPPORT OF A CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & BANQUET; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY VICE MAYOR BARBARA WATSON) Vice Mayor Watson explained WorldCare serves the community by providing assistance to the victims of natural disasters, including but not limited to hurricanes. The City of Miami Gardens along with other local government, civic, business, faith based organizations, and other agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties make up the members of WorldCare, a non- profit, which receives its primary source of funding from donations and fund raising events. The Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 12 Celebrity Golf Tournament and Banquet will take place Saturday, May 16`" at the Country Club of Miami. Motion offered by Councilman Gilbert, seconded by Vice Mayor Watson to approve this item. Councilwoman Pritchett asked whether information regarding WorldCare's community involvement could be shared with the Council members. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to approve this item passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (M) RESOLUTION(S)/PUBLIC HEARING(S) RESOLUTION N0.2009-98-1043 M-1) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING A SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE THIRD PROGRAM YEAR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT A, IN ORDER TO ALLOCATE THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO BE RECEIVED BY THE CITY BECAUSE OF THE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (SPONSORED BY THE CITY MANAGER) Daniel Rosemond, Assistant City Manager appeared before the City Council to provide information on this item. He explained the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides for nationwide funding allocations based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) current distribution formula. Congress has designated that $1.5 billion of these funds be used for the Homelessness Prevention Fund, also referred to as the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. As an entitlement community, the City of Miami Garden sis eligible to receive $567,612 to carry out this program. In order to receive the funds, a substantial amendment to the Annual Action Plan must be submitted to HUD by May 18, 2009. Mayor Gibson opened the floor for this public hearing. Randolph McMullen, 19030 NW 11`" Court, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City Council in support of this resolution. Vanessa Wilcox, 2000 NW 186`" Street, Miami Gardens, Florida, appeared before the City council in support of this resolution. After there were no other interested parties to speak on behalf of this item, the public hearing closed. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 13 Motion offered by Gilbert, seconded by Councilman Bratton to adopt this item. At the conclusion of this discussion, the motion to adopt passed and carried by a 7-0 voice vote. (N) REPORTS OF CITY MANAGER/CITY ATTORNEY/CITY CLERK M-1) City of Miami Gardens -America Recovery and Reinvestment Act Activities Manager Crew reported on the Stimulus Grants: DOT (TRANSPORTATION - MPO) $2,726,740 1. Miami Gardens Road NW 156th Street, from NW 47th Avenue to NW 42°d Avenue - Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $471,420.00 2. Miami Gardens Road NW 13/12th Avenue from NW 155 Dr., to NW 167th., Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $437,767.00 3. Miami Gardens Road NW 42°d Avenue from NW 156th Street to NW 191St Street - Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $413,640.00 4. Miami Gardens Road NW 199th Street, from NW 47th Avenue to SR 817/NW 27th Avenue -Roadway Improvement Design Build LAP $362,482.00 5. Miami Gardens Road NW 191St from NW 37th Avenue/Douglas Rd. to NW 27th Ave -Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $319,571.00 6. Miami Gardens Road NW 175th St., from NW 27th AVE., to NW 12th Ave -Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $291,860.00 7. Miami Gardens Road NW 151 St., from Douglas Rd/NW 37th Ave. -Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $120,000.00 8. Miami Gardens Road NW 12th Ave. from NW 183`d St. to NW 199 St/Honey Hill - Roadway Improvements Design Build LAP $100,000.00 9. (Miami-Dade County) Road Resurfacing from NW 32°d Ave. from 183`d Street to NW 199th Street Conventional LAP $210,000.00. DOT (TRANSPORTATION -TRANSIT) $1,418,000 1. 54 Bus Shelters and misc ADA and other access sidewalks to shelters. DOJ (POLICE - BYRNE) $ 801,000 1. Overtime for targeted crime enforcement and for special events (Super, Orange and Pro Bowls) HUD (HOMELESS PREVENTION) $ 567,612 1. (Program being developed according to guidelines) HUD (CDBG) $ 371,207 1. (Program being developed according to guidelines) HUD (NSP) $1,900,000 est 1. (Purchase of foreclosed homes, rehab and sale to new homebuyers) Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 14 DOE (EECBG -Energy) $ 989,200 1. Addition of Alternate fueling facilities at City's proposed fueling station located at the Police Department should include E-85,m CNG and Bio-Diesel. Also possible plug-in station for Prius-type vehicles 2. Conversion of 40 police Impalas to CNG-gas duel fuel vehicles @$12,000 each. 3. Possible Solar array addition to the City's new Recreation center 4. Home energy education and programs yet to be determined. Possible tie-end with federal energy rebates. EDA/State (Brownsfields) $ 200,000 1. Site clean-up and plan revisions for fuel station DOJ (COPS) 1. 27 officers $6,833,344 DOJ(Byrne Cat.S) $2,149,000 1. Crime scene enhancement technology including Certified Fingerprint Technician Total cost of project: $1,050,000 2. Additional dispatchers for 9-1-1 Total cost of project: $1,099,000 EPASFWMD(Clean Water) $1,757,500 1. Joint Clean-up, paving and park at 441 boat landing 2. NW 21 Ave Drainage Improvement Consists of construction of new drainage from NW 194th Terrace to NW 196th Street, on NW 21St Avenue. Project will capture the first inch of storm water runoff on site through a French Drain system. Water quality of storm water runoff to C9 will improve, and C( discharges directly to Biscayne Bay. Project has added benefit of flood reduction in a flood prone residential area. Total cost of project: $350,000.00 50% match requested: $175,000.00 3. NW 11-17 Ave Drainage Improvement Consists of construction of new drainage from NW 167-175 Streets, from NW 11-17 Avenues. Project will capture the first inch of storm water runoff and treat on site through a French Drain System. Water quality of storm water runoff to C8 will improve, and C8 discharges directly to Biscayne Bay. Project has added benefit of flood reduction in a flood prone, residential area. Total cost of project: $615,000.00 50% match requested: $307,500.00 4. NW 191 Street Drainage Improvement Consists of construction of new drainage system at NW 191 Street, between NW 10- 11 Court. Project will capture the first inch of storm water runoff and treat on site through a French Drain system. Water quality of storm water runoff to C9 will improve, and C9 discharges directly to Biscayne Bay. Project has added benefit of flood reduction in a flood prone residential area. Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 15 Total cost of project: $325,000.00 50% match requested: $162,500.00 5. NW 179th Street Drainage Improvement Consists of construction of new drainage system at NW 179 Street, between NW 32 Avenue and 35 Court. Project will capture the first inch of storm water runoff and treat on site through a French Drain system. Water quality of storm water runoff to C8 will improve, and C8 discharges directly to Biscayne Bay. Project has added benefit of flood reduction in a flood prone residential area. Total cost of project: $225,000.00 50% match requested: $112,500.00 HHS (Health & Human Services) $80,000 1. Child Care Development Block Grant Funding for Camp CEO Program (for teens) Total cost of project: $ 35,000 2. Community Services Block Grant Funding for T.R.O.O.P.S (Teens Re-positioning Obstacles of Pessimistic Statistics) Program Total cost of project: $ 15,000 3. Administration on Aging Senior Nutrition Program Funding for Senior Meals Program Total cost of project: $ 30,000 HUD (Housing) $ 30,000 1. Community Development Block Grant (HUD) Funding for Senior Tech Total cost of Project $ 30,000 DOE (Energy) $ 500,000 1. Clean Cities Grant w/So. Fla. Cooperative Funding for 40 vehicles conversions Total cost of Project: $500,000 Clerk Taylor informed the Council that a Special City Council meeting needed to be scheduled in order to certify the results of the June 25th Special Election on the Charter amendment. By a unanimous consent of the City Council, a Special City Council meeting was scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2009, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Councilwoman Pritchett announced she would not be in town for that meeting. Mayor Gibson asked Manager Crew to expound on the DOJ (COPs) $6,833,344 for the 27 additional officers. Manager Crew explained that after three years the City would have to increase taxes to Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 16 keep the additional officers. Councilman Campbell conveyed the importance of the residents understanding that if the City is to keep the additional officers, taxes would need to be raised. (O) REPORTS OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman Gilbert acknowledged the City of Miami Gardens' staff who participated in the Corporate Walk/Run. (P) WRITTEN REQUESTS, PETITIONS & OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC None (Q) 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 9:50 p.m. Attest: ,~ Shi ey son, Mayor Ronetta Taylor, MMC ~~, ty Clerk Regular City Council Minutes May 13, 2009 Page 17