City of Miami Beach - City Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive

February 9, 2000

 

AFTER ACTION

PA1 Certificate of Apprec/Laura Orozco, At Your Service! Emp. of Month, 1/00.

PA2 New Item: Proclamation/Sgt. George Navarro. (Cruz)

C2A BA 45-99/00, Fire Hose & Various Fire Fighting Equipment, $35,090.50. 3

C2B BA 46-99/00, Lease 16 - 2000 Chevrolet Cavaliers, $43,998.72. 5

C2C PO, Graphics for Electrowave Shuttle Vehicles, $10,435. 7

C2D PO, Baseball Field Sports Lighting System for Flamingo Pk, $189,307. 9

C2E PO, Norstar ICS Key System for Conv. Ctr. Executive Office, $28,590.5/7 A

C4A Referral:Planning Bd/Amend Comp Plan-Environmental Protection. (Dermer) 11

C4B Referral:Fin&Citywide Pro. Comm/Fee Structure:Beachfront Concess. Oper. 13

C4C Referral:Fin&Citywide Pro. Comm/Plan to Renovate City's Golf Courses. 15

C7A Banners for the 7th Annual Winter Party. 17

C7B Multi-Family Housing Rehab Program Matching Agmt, 1228 Marseille Dr. 25

C7C Multi-Family Housing Rehab Program Matching Agmt, 7331-33 Gary Ave. 43

C7D Agmt w/Sklarchitecture - RFQ 87-98/99, Improvements to Conv Ctr/TOPA . 61

C7E Waive Comp. Bids/Emergency Removal of Asbestos from Bass. 5/7 97

C7F PAL, Utilize Dade Blvd Vacant Lot/Pkg during Boat Show. 101

C7G PAL, Operate Food Concession Stand/Pkg during Boat Show. 109

C7H Memo of Understanding, LEACH Operational Task Force. 113

C7I Accept/Appro. Grant: Miami-Dade Co., Sister Cities/Japan Week, $12,500. 123

 

REGULAR AGENDA PAGE NO.

R5A D-1st Rdg, HPB Membership Category: Architect/Engineer. 5/7 142

R5B 10:45 a.m. 2nd Rdg, Residency Requirement: Bd&Comm. Membership.(Smith) 146

R5C 11:00 a.m./Open & Continue, 2nd Rdg, Debarment of Contractors. (Dermer) 150

R5D D-1st Rdg, Establish Debarment Committee. (Dermer) 162

R5E 11:15 a.m. 2nd Rdg, 90-Day Moratorium: Pay Phone Permits.(Liebman) 5/7 168

R7A 3:00 p.m., Settlement Agreement with American Riviera Real Estate Co. 173

R7B D-Enter into Negotiations/RFP 42-98/99, 72nd Street Site. 177

R7C CMB Year 2000/2001 Federal Legislative Agenda. 191

R7D Issue RFP 65-99/00, Governmental Rep. & Consulting Srvs in Wash. D.C. 195

R7E Extend Agmt for Federal Legislative Srvs in Wash. D.C. 241

R7F 10:00 a.m. Joint, Ratify Amendment #4: Kimley-Horn. 269

R7G Approve Financing Strategy for Renovations of CMB Golf Courses. 279

R7H D-Create "North Beach Youth Oversight Committee". (Smith) 285/SM

R7I D-Support Dev. Alternatives/Homestead Air Force Base.(Dermer) 287

R7J 4:00 p.m.,Urge State: Set Windstorm Insurance Rates.(Dermer & Cruz) 289/SM

R7K Policy re: Ongoing City Manager Search/Selection Process. 293

R7L Waive Dev. Regs. re: King/Onyx/Fruit Stand Parcels. (Liebman) 5/7 A

R9A Board and Committee Appointments. 298

R9A1 Historic Preservation Bd Appointments. 346

R9B1 1:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 368

R9B2 5:30 p.m., Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. 368

R9C D-Report on Progress of Indian Creek Greenway Project. (Dermer) 370

R9D 2:00 p.m., Disc: State Leg. Priorities: Age Requirement/Enter Nightclub. 374

R9E 4:15 p.m., Disc: Cyborg Payroll System. (Garcia) 378

R9F 2:30 p.m., Introduce Legislation: Control Campaign Financing. (Cruz) 380

R9G D-Disc: Traffic Light Setting @ 63rd & Indian Creek Dr. (Dermer) 382

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A City Attorney's Status Report. 387

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS - 10:00 A.M.

2A Status Report: Loews; Anchor Shops & Pkg; RDP Royal Palm Crowne Plaza. 1

2B Status Report: Anchor Shops & Pkg, December 1999. 7

3A Report of Itemized Rev. & Expend. of RDA, Months Ending Dec. 1999. 11/SC

3B Joint, Approve Amendment #4: Kimley-Horn. 13

3C Approve Appointments to South Pointe Advisory Board. 23

Call to Order - 9:00 a.m.

Inspirational Message and Pledge of Allegiance

Requests for Additions, Withdrawals, and Deferrals

PA - Presentations and Awards

PA1 Certificate of Appreciation to be Presented to Laura Orozco, At Your Service! Employee of the Month, January 2000.

ACTION: Certificate presented.

 

PA2 City of Miami Beach Proclamation Presented to Sgt. George Navarro for being transferred to the Office of the Chief of Police as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police.

ACTION: Proclamation presented.

Emergency items:

C2E added as an emergency item by 5/7th vote.

R7L added as an emergency item by 5/7th vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Consent Agenda approved. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; Voice Vote: 5-0. Absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer.

C2 - Competitive Bid Reports

C2A Commission Memorandum No. 106-00

Request for Approval to Award Standing Orders to Multiple Vendors in the Estimated Annual Amount $35,090.50, Pursuant to Bid No. 45-99/00 for the Purchase of Fire Hose and Various Fire Fighting Equipment. Funding: Fire Department Support Services Budget Account.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fire Department)

ACTION: Standing Orders authorized. Chief Jordan to handle.

C2B Commission Memorandum No. 107-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Mears Motor Leasing, in the Annual Amount of $43,998.72, Pursuant to Bid No. 46-99/00 for the Lease of Sixteen (16) 2000 Chevrolet Cavaliers for a Thirty-Six (36) Month Period. Funding: Various Department Operating Accounts.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Fleet Management)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mike Rath to issue Purchase Order. Drew Terpak to handle.

C2C Commission Memorandum No. 108-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Ad Graphics in the Amount of $10,435, Pursuant to Bid No. 25-99/00 to Furnish and Install Graphics for the Electrowave Shuttle Vehicles. Funding: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 3 Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the award.

(Transportation and Concurrency)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mike Rath to issue Purchase Order. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

 

C2D Commission Memorandum No. 132-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Musco Lighting, Inc., in the Amount of $189,307 Pursuant to the City of Jacksonville, Florida Bid No. SC-0400-98 for the Purchase and Installation of a Eighty-Two (82) Fixture Baseball Field Sports Lighting System for the Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium as Specified in the 1999 General Obligation Bond Program.

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Award.

(Parks and Recreation)

ACTION: Award authorized. Mike Rath to issue Purchase Order. Kevin Smith to handle.

 

C2E Commission Memorandum No. 139-00

Request for Approval to Award a Purchase Order to Sprint, Pursuant to State of Florida Contract No. 730-650-99-1, in the Amount of $28,590, for the Purchase, Installation and Maintenance of a Norstar ICS Key System, for the City of Miami Beach Convention Center Executive Office. Funding: Convention Center Budget Account.

(Information Technology)

ACTION: Emergency Item: Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; Voice Vote: 5-0; Absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer

Award authorized. Mike Rath to issue Purchase Order. Kay Randall to handle.

Commissioner Garcia expressed concern with this expenditure and the lack of an oversight committee. He requested an explanation as to why we are doing this without going through a board or committee. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli and Kay Randall provided an explanation.

 

C4 - Commission Committee Assignments

C4A Referral to the Planning Board - An Ordinance Amending Part II: Goals, Objectives and Policies of the City of Miami Beach Comprehensive Plan, by Adding Policies and Objectives to the Conservation/Coastal Zone and Recreation and Open Space Elements Addressing Environmental Protection, Land Acquisition, Greenways and Recreational Facilities; and, Directing Transmittals of this Ordinance and All Applicable Documents to Affected Agencies; Providing for Repealer, Severability, Inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan and an Effective Date.

Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Referred. Jorge Gomez to place on Planning Board agenda.

 

C4B Commission Memorandum No. 109-00

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee - Discussion of Fee Structure Proposed in the Amended Rules and Regulations for Beachfront Concession Operations.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Asset Management)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to place on committee agenda.

 

C4C Commission Memorandum No. 110-00

Referral to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee of the Plan for the Renovation of the Bayshore and Normandy Shores Golf Courses and Clubhouses for a Review of Estimated Project Costs.

Administration Recommendation: Refer the matter.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Referred. Patricia Walker to handle and place on committee agenda.

 

C7 - Resolutions

C7A Commission Memorandum No. 111-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Placement of Sixty-Five (65) Banners for the 7th Annual Winter Party, to be Held at the 14th Street Beachfront on Sunday, March 5, 2000, as Requested by the Applicant at the Following Locations: 5th Street, between Alton Road and Ocean Drive; Collins Avenue, between 12th Street and 18th Street; Washington Avenue, between 10th Street and 15th Street; MacArthur Causeway (Alton Road to Coast Guard Station); Alton Road, South of 5th Street; and Dade Boulevard, from Pinetree Drive to Meridian Avenue; Said Banners to be Affixed to Light Poles in the Public Right-of-Way, Measure 3' x 7' and Have Copy and Design as Shown on the Drawings; the Administration Further Recommends that these Banners be Installed no Earlier than February 21, 2000, and Removed by March 7, 2000.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Arts, Culture and Entertainment)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23779 adopted. James Quinlan to handle.

 

C7B Commission Memorandum No. 112-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program Matching Grant Agreement with Real Estate Commodity, Inc., in the Amount of $60,000, in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Funds Through the Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program for the Rehabilitation of the Property Located at 1228 Marseille Drive, Miami Beach, to Provide Five (5) Rental Dwelling Units for Income-Eligible Tenants.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: C7B and C7C heard together.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith to defer to the February 23rd Commission Meeting agenda; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; Voice Vote: 5-0. Absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on Commission agenda.

Vice-Mayor Smith stated that it is important that the neighborhoods understand the Multi-family housing rehabilitation program.

Mayor Kasdin recommended that Administration make a presentation to the neighborhoods.

Commissioner Bower recommended that pictures showing what has been done in the South Beach area be presented. The presentation should include pictures of the projects which have been completed and list what the real estate market prices are for the property today.

Commissioner Liebman requested additional information on project oversight as it relates to the quality of work being performed through the program.

Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C7C Commission Memorandum No. 113-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program Matching Grant Agreement with Tropicana Apartment Rentals Corporation, in the Amount of $110,600, in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Funds Through the Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program for the Rehabilitation of the Property Located at 7331-33 Gary Avenue, Miami Beach, to Provide Ten (10) Rental Dwelling Units for Income-Eligible Tenants.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: See action on C7B.

 

C7D Commission Memorandum No. 114-00

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute an Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and A.R.I. Architects, Inc., D.B.A. Sklarchitecture for Professional Architectural and Engineering Services, Pursuant to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 87-98/99, to Develop Plans, Specifications and Construction Documents for the Renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, Which will Provide ADA-Compliant Door Hardware, Refurbish a Lounge and Two Lobbies, and 72 Restrooms and Other Improvements for a Maximum Fee of $283,451.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Construction Management)

(Deferred from 1/12/00)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23786 adopted. Matthew Schwartz to handle. See Commissioner Garcia's comments which are listed with item C2E.

 

C7E Commission Memorandum No. 115-00

A Resolution Authorizing, by 5/7ths Vote, the Waiver of Formal Competitive Bidding and Award of a Contract to DPC General Contractors, Inc., in the Amount of $11,395, for the Emergency Removal of Asbestos Material at the Existing Bass Museum Building.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Construction Management)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23787 adopted. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

 

C7F Commission Memorandum No. 116-00

A Resolution Finding and Declaring the Existence of an Emergency and Allowing the Police Athletic League (PAL), a Not for Profit Entity, to Utilize the Dade Boulevard Vacant Lot, Located on Dade Boulevard, between Prairie Avenue and Meridian Avenue for a Fund-Raising Event to Provide Additional Parking for the 2000 Miami Beach International Boat Show, from February 17 - 21, 2000; Further Provided that the Lot be Utilized Exclusively by PAL Subject to the Following Conditions: (1) That Ingress and Egress to the Lot be Provided Exclusively from Dade Boulevard; (2) That 100% of the Profits Generated from this Fund Raiser Be Returned to PAL for its Exclusive Use; (3) That PAL and the City Jointly Monitor the Use of the Lot so the Surrounding Residential Neighborhood is Not Adversely Impacted or Disturbed; and, (4) In Order to Accommodate the Unique Emergency Created by the Increased Parking Demands of Patrons Attending the Boat Show, the Subject Permission is Granted Without Establishing Precedent So as to Satisfy this Unique Emergency Situation.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23788 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7G Commission Memorandum No. 117-00

A Resolution Finding and Declaring the Existence of an Emergency and Allowing the Police Athletic League (PAL), a Not for Profit Entity, to Utilize the Public Swale Area Located at Dade Boulevard and Prairie Avenue for a Fund-Raising Event to Operate a Food Concession Stand and Provide Additional Parking for the Duration of the Boat Show, Currently Scheduled from February 17 - 22, 2000; Further Providing that the Swale be Utilized Exclusively by PAL Subject to the Following Conditions: (1) That Ingress and Egress to the Swale be Provided Exclusively from Prairie Avenue and Not Meridian Avenue; (2) That 100% of the Profits Generated from this Fund Raiser be Returned to PAL for its Exclusive Use; (3) That PAL and the City Jointly Monitor the Use of the Swale So the Surrounding Residential Neighborhood is Not Adversely Impacted or Disturbed; (4) In Order to Accommodate the Unique Emergency Created by the Increased Parking Demands of Patrons Attending the Boat Show, the Subject Permission is Granted Without Establishing Precedent so as to Satisfy this Unique Emergency Situation; and, (5) That PAL Obtain All Necessary Permits to Operate Said Concession Stand.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23789 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7H Commission Memorandum No. 118-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute a Memorandum of Understanding to Participate in the New Law Enforcement Against Child Harm (LEACH) Operational Task Force.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Police Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23790 adopted. Chief Barreto to handle.

 

C7I Commission Memorandum No. 133-00

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager, or His Designee, to Execute a Grant Agreement with Miami-Dade County to Accept a Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council Grant in the Amount of $12,500 for the Sister Cities Coordinating Council's Japan Week 2000 Project; and to Appropriate the Funds.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23791 adopted. Christina Cuervo and Matthew Schwartz (Sister Cities) to handle.

End of Consent Agenda


REGULAR AGENDA

R5 - Ordinances

R5A Commission Memorandum No. 119-00

Historic Preservation Board Membership Category: Architect/Engineer

An Ordinance Amending the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Amending Chapter 118, Entitled "Administration and Review Procedures", Section 118-103, Entitled "Membership" by Changing the Historic Preservation Board Membership Category of Engineer; Providing for Inclusion in the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida; Repealer; Severability; and an Effective Date. First Reading

Administration Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Planning Department)

(Deferred from 1/26/00)

ACTION: Deferred because of the referral to the Joint Historic/Design Review Board to review the BRTF recommendation regarding composition, power and duties of the boards; item may be withdrawn depending on the final recommendation. Judy Hoanshelt to place on a future meeting agenda.

 

R5B City Attorney City Commission Memorandum No. 120-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 of the Miami Beach City Code Entitled "Administration", by Amending Article III Entitled "Agencies, Boards, and Committees", by Amending Section 2-22 Entitled "General Requirements", by Reducing the Residency and Business Ownership/Interest Requirements for Membership on Agencies, Boards, and Committees from Two Years to Six Months; Providing for Codification, Severability, Repealer, and an Effective Date. 10:45 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Jose Smith)

(First Reading 1/26/00)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 2000-3231 adopted. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. R. Parcher to handle.

Handout: Fax Letter from Michael Thompson to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission dated February 8, 2000.

 

R5C City Attorney City Commission Memorandum No. 121-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Entitled "Procurement", by Creating Division 5, Entitled "Debarment", Sections 2-397 through 2-406 of the Code of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, Providing for Debarment of Contractors from City Work; Providing for Severability; Codification; Repealer; and an Effective Date. 11:00 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

(First Reading 1/26/00)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5D)

ACTION: Public hearing opened and continued to February 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the February 23rd Commission agenda.

 

R5D City Attorney City Commission Memorandum No. 122-00

An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 Entitled "Administration", by Amending Article III Entitled "Agencies, Boards, and Committees", by Creating Division 29, Sections 2-190.139 through 2-190.143 Thereof Establishing a Debarment Committee; Providing for Codification, Severability, Repealer, and an Effective Date. First Reading

Recommendation: Approve the Ordinance on first reading and schedule a public hearing for second and final reading.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

(Hear in Conjunction with R5C)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the February 23rd Commission agenda.

 

R5E City Attorney City Commission Memorandum No. 123-00

An Ordinance Establishing a Temporary Ninety (90) Day Moratorium on the Issuance of All Pay Telephone Permits, Including Renewal Permits, Which Shall Automatically Dissolve Upon the Earlier of the Expiration of the Ninety (90) Day Period or Upon the Final Resolution of All Litigation Against the City of Miami Beach with Regard to Pay Telephones; Providing for Codification; Repealer; Severability, and an Effective Date. 11:15 a.m. Public Hearing, Second and Final Reading

Recommendation: Adopt the Ordinance.

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

(First Reading 1/26/00)

ACTION: Public hearing held. Ordinance No. 2000-3232 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; ballot vote: 5-0; absent: Mayor Kasdin and Commissioner Dermer. Matthew Schwartz to handle.

R7 - Resolutions

R7A Commission Memorandum No. 124-00

A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the City Attorney to Prepare the Legal Documentation to Effectuate the Terms of the Revised Settlement Agreement between the City of Miami Beach and American Riviera Real Estate Company.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Manager's Office)

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Discussion held. Vice-Mayor Smith and Mayor Kasdin stated that this is a convoluted and complex agreement, and that the City is paying too much money for the property.

Commissioner Bower stated that this is a complicated deal and that she should not be given information at the last minute.

Commissioner Garcia stated a concern with "severance damages" as stated on page 174 of the agenda. Discussion continued.

Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to approve the settlement agreement and authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to prepare the legal documentation to effectuate the terms of the revised Settlement Agreement; seconded by Commissioner Cruz. No vote taken. Discussion continued.

Motion made by Commissioner Cruz to defer the item for two weeks; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the February 23rd Commission agenda.

Handout:

1. Final Revised Proposed Terms for American Riviera/CMB Purchase of Ablon Property

2. SunPost article dated February 3, 2000, RE: Future library is a good RDA project; submitted by Ms. Gertrude Miller.

 

R7B Commission Memorandum No. 125-00

A Resolution Accepting the Recommendation of the Evaluation Committee Relative to the Proposals Received and Authorizing the Administration to Enter into Negotiations with the Only Ranked Firm, the Pointe at North Beach, Pursuant to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 42-98/99 for Development of Approximately Four (4) Acres of City-Owned Property Known as the "72nd Street Site", Located between Collins and Harding Avenues, from 72nd to 73rd Streets, Further Approving and Authorizing Said Negotiations Subject to Certain Conditions, as Set Forth in this Resolution.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Deferred. Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith to schedule a Commission Workshop on Tuesday, February 22nd at 4:00 p.m.; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Christina Cuervo to handle. R. Parcher to publish notice.

 

R7C Commission Memorandum No. 126-00

A Resolution Approving the City's Year 2000/2001 Federal Legislative Agenda.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23792 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Christine Cuervo to handle.

 

R7D Commission Memorandum No. 127-00

A Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 65-99/00 for Governmental Representation and Consulting Services in Washington, D.C., for the 2001/2002 and 2002/2003 Congressional Sessions.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Discussion held. Resolution No. 2000-23793 adopted with an amendment to the RFP: to include "prefer that the consulting service maintains an office in Washington, D.C." (As requested by Commissioner Liebman.)

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith with Commissioner Liebman's amendment; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Mike Rath to amend and issue the R.F.P.

 

R7E Commission Memorandum No. 128-00

A Resolution Extending the Professional Services Agreement for Federal Legislative Services between the City and the Firm of Jorden, Burt, Berenson, and Johnson LLP, in the Total Amount of $90,000, to Provide Governmental Representation and Consulting Services in Washington D.C. on an On-Going Basis, for the Period from February 19, 2000, through February 18, 2001; and Approving an Increase in the Annual Fee from $81,588, to $90,000, and Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the New Agreement, Memorializing Said Extension, Term, and Fee.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23794 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Christine Cuervo to handle.

 

R7F Commission Memorandum No. 129-00

A Resolution Ratifying Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement Between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for Professional Engineering and Landscaping Services, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $22,500, for Surveying, Preparation of Construction Documents, and Permitting Services for the Expansion of the Parking Lot at South Pointe Park, to be Included as Part of Phase I of the South Pointe Redevelopment Area Streetscape Project. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Community/Economic Development)

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with RDA item 3B. Resolution No. 2000-23795 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R7G Commission Memorandum No. 130-00

A Resolution Approving the Financing Strategy for the Renovation of the Bayshore and Normandy Shores Golf Courses and Clubhouses and Authorizing the Finance Director to Take All Necessary Actions Subject to the Final Approval of Loan Documents by the Mayor and City Commission.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(Finance Department)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23796 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Garcia; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Patricia Walker to handle.

Handout: LTC 19-2000 - Approve financing strategy for renovations of City of Miami Beach Golf Courses dated February 8, 2000.

R7H Memorandum from Vice-Mayor Jose Smith

A Resolution Creating a "North Beach Youth Center Oversight Committee" to Monitor the Design, Planning, Construction and Use of the North Beach Youth Center. (Resolution to be Submitted)

(Requested by Vice-Mayor Jose Smith)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the February 23rd Commission agenda.

 

R7I Memorandum from Commissioner David Dermer

A Resolution Supporting Development Alternatives of the Homestead Air Force Base Other than a Commercial Airport. (Resolution to be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Deferred. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the February 23rd Commission agenda.

 

R7J Memorandum from Commissioner David Dermer

A Resolution Urging the Elected Insurance Commissioner of the State of Florida to Set Windstorm Insurance Rates; Further, Supporting Legislation to Repeal the Current State Arbitration Panel Process. (Resolution to be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer and

Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Discussion held. Telephone conference call with State Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson and Senator Ron Silver was held.

Resolution No. 2000-23797 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer. Motion included the following:

1) Contact the City's State Lobbyist to advise them that this is a City priority and to support Senator Silver's efforts.

2) Support Senator Silver's efforts in getting his proposed legislative bill to the Senate floor for discussion.

3) Advise the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation that this is a non-partisan issue.

4) Recruit the assistance of Commissioner Barreiro and State Representative Elaine Bloom to assist the City.

Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

R7K Commission Memorandum No. 138-00

A Resolution Adopting a Policy Among the Mayor and City Commission that, for Purposes of the Ongoing City Manager Search/Selection Process, the Mayor and Individual City Commissioners Agree Not to be Lobbied By Any Individual(s) and/or Entity(ies) with Regard to Said Selection Process; Further Adopting a Policy Prohibiting Any Communications between Potential Candidates for the Position of City Manager, Members of the Blue Ribbon City Manager Search Committee, Lobbyists, or Principals, Employees, and Agents of the Search Firm Retained by the City Pursuant to Said Selection Process, and the Mayor and City Commissioners, or Their Respective Staffs; Provided that the Prohibitions Set Forth in This Resolution Shall Not Apply to (1) Oral Communications, Oral Presentations, or Any Other Discussions During Any Duly Noticed Public Meeting, or (2) Communications in Writing for Informational Purposes Only, At Any Time, With Any Member of the City Commission or Their Respective Staffs; Provided that a Copy of All Such Written Communications Shall be Filed with the City Clerk and the City Clerk Shall Make Copies Available to Any Person Upon Request; Provided Further That the Aforestated Policy be in Effect Throughout the Deliberations of the Blue Ribbon City Manager Search Committee as Well as the Complete City Manager Selection Process, Until a Final Determination and Decision is Made as to the Selection of a New City Manger.

Administration Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Resolution No. 2000-23798 adopted as amended. Motion made by Commissioner Garcia; seconded by Commissioner Liebman with two amendments: 1) once a short list has been presented, Commissioners can talk individually with the short list candidates; and 2) if potential candidates approach a member of the Commission, the potential candidate will be referred to the Blue Ribbon City Manager Selection Committee or the employment consulting firm representing the Committee (DMG Maximus); voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer.

 

R7L Memorandum from Commissioner Nancy Liebman (Submitted via Addendum Agenda)

A Resolution Waiving Development Regulations Which Impact the demolition of the King, Onyx and Fruit Stand Parcels. (Resolution to be Submitted)

(Requested by Commissioner Nancy Liebman)

ACTION: Motion by Commissioner Liebman to add item as an emergency by 5/7th; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer.

Discussion held. Resolution not adopted. Administration directed to secure the buildings. Brad Judd to handle.

Mayor Kasdin asked if an ordinance should be drafted which allows for deteriorating buildings which are non-historic or non-contributing to be eligible for demolition. Jorge Gomez to handle.

 

R9 - New Business and Commission Requests

R9A Commission Memorandum No. 132-00

Board and Committee Appointments for the Meeting of February 9, 2000.

(City Clerk's Office)

1. Commission Memorandum No. 131-00

Commission Affirmation of the City Manager's Reappointment of Hope Fuller (Licensed Real Estate Category), Marilys R. Nepomechie, AIA (Faculty of a Florida University Category), Jose Toledo (Structural Engineer Category), and Gregg Neville (Registered Architect) to the Historic Preservation Board.

(Planning Department)

(Deferred from 1/26/00)

ACTION: Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith; seconded by Commissioner Garcia to affirm the City Manager's reappointment of Hope Fuller (licensed real estate category); Marilyn R. Nepomechia (facility of a Florida university); and Jose Toledo (structural engineer category); voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. City Manager Lawrence Levy will recommend a candidate for the registered architect at a future meeting.

PERSONNEL BOARD:

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith ; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to reappoint Marvin Green (term expires 12/31/2001) and Al Feola (term expires 12/31/2001) to the board; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer.

COMMITTEE ON THE HOMELESS:

Abe Lavendar term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

FINE ARTS BOARD:

Grace Sherman term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

MIAMI BEACH COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN:

Beth Weinberg term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

TOURIST AND CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION AUTHORITY;

Alberto Muhtar term expires 12/31/2001 Commissioner Dermer

R9B(1) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum. (1:30 p.m.)

ACTION: The following citizens were heard.

1. Edward Skula suggested to the Commission the use of special bus transportation passes that would be used only for a specific area and to be used as part of an honor system. Anyone found to violate the use would be fined $50. Mr. Skula stated that this system is successfully used in Portland, Oregon.

2. Samuel Abrahams stated that the Commission meeting on April 26 conflicts with the Jewish Holiday Nisan 21 or Passover, 7th Day. He stated that this is a very holy day and members of the Jewish community will not be able to attend the meeting.

ACTION: A resolution will be presented to the City Commission at the February 23rd meeting changing the April commission meeting from April 12 and 26 to April 5 and 19. R. Parcher to handle.

3. Claire Tomlin stated that the Garden Center is being used for Boat Show activities which are destroying the area. ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to: 1) not use the Garden Center for Boat Show related activities; 2) Direct the Neighborhood Committee to do a study to determine how the Garden Center should be used. The Administration must not abuse the Garden Center; and 3) Direct the Neighborhood Committee to determine if the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy, Inc. should be running the Garden Center; voice vote: 4-0; absent: Vice-Mayor Smith, Commissioners Bower and Dermer. Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli stated that there are contract concerns. Administration directed to try to work out the problems and to try to find another location which can be used (possibly the 21st Street Community Center). Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli to handle.

4. Franklin Zavala-Velez (Florida Council for the Hearing-Impaired). ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Bower; seconded by Commissioner Liebman to encourage Governor Bush to re-establish the committee. Mayor Kasdin directed the Administration and the Legal Department to prepare a resolution for the next Commission meeting. Julio Grave de Peralta to handle. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

Handout: Letter from Franklin Zavala-Velez Trustee, Board of Directors, Deaf Services Bureau, Inc to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission, City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk, dated February 9, 2000.

5. Herbert Hofer, an artist and resident, congratulated the City on the Fine Arts Show and commented that the city should be run like an art show with police protection and cleanliness. Mr. Hofer complained about: 1) the boom boxes/lyrics; 2) the noise ordinance should be enforced on Ocean Drive; 3) the vagrants on Ocean Drive; and 4) clubs giving admission to 18 year olds.

Handout: Speakers list.

R9B(2) Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens' Forum.

The following citizens were heard:

1. Torquil Smith talked about the homeless on Miami Beach. Mr. Smith recommended that Ms. Olga Golik and Mr. Frank Del Vecchio design a homeless program for Miami Beach. ACTION: Motion made by Commissioner Cruz; seconded by Vice-Mayor Smith to refer this to the Community Affairs Committee; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Bower and Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on agenda.

2. Bea Kalstein asked if the City knows how many businesses are operating in Miami Beach without permits. Commissioner Liebman stated that Code Compliance staff should be increased to look into this. Mayor Kasdin stated that the City of Miami Beach has a 99% collection rate for money owed which is considered excellent. Al Childress to handle.

3. Bonita Argos made several comments about the new payroll system. She also stated that the new payroll system is not accommodating a deduction for U. S. Saving Bonds as was done in the old payroll system.

 

R9C Report on the Progress of the Greenway and Related Recreation Projects.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

1. Commission Memorandum No. 133-00

A Report on the Status of the Indian Creek Greenway Project as it Relates to the Technical Assistance Grant from the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (NPS/RTCA).

(Planning Department)

ACTION: Deferred to February 23rd. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda.

 

R9D Commission Memorandum No. 134-00

Discussion regarding State Legislative Priorities: Age Requirement to Enter a Nightclub.

ACTION: Discussion held. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman to: 1) Send the issue of age 21 year and over to enter nightclubs to the Planning Board; and 2) Pursue state legislation to clarify and establish or reaffirm through municipal home rule that the City can regulate age and hours; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer. Jorge Gomez and Christina Cuervo to handle.

Vice-Mayor Smith stated that the legislation does no good if the City doesn't enforce the 21 year age limit. The City Administration needs to develop some way to force club owners to comply with the 21 years and older law. Christina Cuervo and Ronnie Singer to handle.

Handout:

1. Letter and resolution addressed to the Mayor and City Commission from Board of Directors, MDPL, dated February 9, 2000.

2. Letter to Mayor Kasdin and Members of the City Commission from Karen Susman, dated February 9, 2000 as Chairperson of the Mayor's Task Force on Alcohol and Drugs.

3. Speakers list

R9E Discussion regarding the Cyborg Payroll System.

(Requested by Commissioner Luis R. Garcia)

ACTION: Commissioner Garcia stated that he has recently requested information regarding the payroll system and that to date he has not received this information. Commissioner Garcia stated that he has received complaints of mistakes with the system, that the system is not user friendly, and that it is very costly to correct these mistakes and requested information in writing.

Information Technology Director Kay Randall addressed the Commission on the customization and modifications of the Cyborg Payroll System, the steps that are needed to make these modifications, and the anticipated costs of the additional customization activities.

Commissioner Garcia requested a complete audit of the system.

Mayor Kasdin requested the Administration assign the City's Internal Audit Department to perform an audit on the system. Jim Sutter to handle.

 

R9F Introduce Legislation that Will More Fully and Specifically Control Campaign Financing.

(Requested by Commissioner Simon Cruz)

ACTION: Commissioner Cruz presented the item to the Commission and stated that he is referring the proposed legislation to the City Attorney's office to draft the appropriate language which will achieve the Commission's intent and meet Constitutional challenges. Commissioner Cruz presented the list of items A through E on page 380 of the Commission agenda.

City Attorney to research prohibiting all corporate contributions.

Mr. Santiago Leon addressed the Commission on the efforts of Miami-Dade County relative to campaign financing.

Discussion held. Commissioner Liebman stated that she would like to move forward with this issue and made a motion to establish a committee, or some other tangible way, with the assistance of the Legal Department, to deal with the issues and then bring it back to the Commission. Discussion continued.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith to refer the issue to the Community Affairs Committee; seconded by Commissioner Liebman; voice vote; 6-0; absent: Commissioner Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the committee agenda. Mr. Leon to be invited to the meeting.

Mayor Kasdin stated that he will be addressing the issue of "Public Financing".

The City Attorney requested that the Commissioners send a memo to him on any further comments or suggestions.

 

R9G Discussion of the Traffic Light Setting at 63rd Street and Indian Creek Drive.

(Requested by Commissioner David Dermer)

ACTION: Deferred.

End of Regular Agenda

 

Reports and Informational Items

A Commission Memorandum No. 135-00

City Attorney's Status Report.

(City Attorney's Office)

ACTION: Report presented by City Attorney Murray Dubbin.


Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency
Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive

February 9, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

 

AGENDA

1. ROLL CALL

2. OLD BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-7

Status Report on the Loews Miami Beach Hotel; the Anchor Shops at South Beach and Parking (16th Street Parking Garage); and the RDP Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel (African-American Hotel).

ACTION: Status report presented by Assistant City Manager Christina Cuervo. Administration is continuing with negotiations with Royal Palm Plaza and Loews Hotel regarding the construction site access on 15th Street.

Mr. Jorge Santiesteban, president of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union, addressed the Commission on the current negotiations with Royal Palm Hotel and advised that there is no "neutrality agreement" with Mr. Peebles. Mr. Santiesteban requested support from the Commission by urging Mr. Peebles to sign a "neutrality agreement" with the union to avoid potential labor protests at the site. Christina Cuervo to handle.

Motion made by Vice-Mayor Smith to refer the item to the Community Affairs Committee for discussion before the item is presented to the Commission; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Judy Hoanshelt to handle.

Commissioner Liebman advised of a complaint about the neglect of the Anchor Shops regarding flooding and several empty retail shops having been broken into. She asked who is responsible for maintenance of the site. Christina Cuervo stated that, at this time, Property Maintenance is responsible for repairing any damage.

Commissioner Liebman also questioned the status of the lease with Fuddrucker's. Christina Cuervo gave an overview and stated that a status meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 11.

An R.F.L.I. to be issued to solicit proposals from local real estate brokers for lease of the remaining retail spaces. Christina Cuervo to handle

B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-8

Anchor Shops and Parking - Monthly Report on Parking Operations, Month of December, 1999.

ACTION: Written report submitted.

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-9

Report of the Itemized Revenues and Expenditures of the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency for the Three Months Ended December 31, 1999.

(Distributed Under Separate Cover)

ACTION: Written report submitted.

 

B. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-10

A Resolution Approving Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement between the Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for Professional Engineering and Landscaping Services, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $22,500, for Surveying, Preparation of Construction Documents, and Permitting Services for the Expansion of the Parking Lot at South Pointe Park; to Be Included as Part of Phase I of the South Pointe Redevelopment Area Streetscape Project. Joint City Commission and Redevelopment Agency

ACTION: Heard in conjunction with item R7F. Resolution No. 340-2000 adopted. Motion made by Commissioner Liebman; seconded by Commissioner Bower; voice vote: 5-0; absent: Commissioners Cruz and Dermer. Christina Cuervo to handle.

 

C. Redevelopment Agency Memorandum No. 00-11

A Resolution Approving Appointments to the South Pointe Advisory Board.

ACTION: Resolution not adopted. Discussion held. Commissioner Bower commented on the lack of diversity on the board and requested deferral of the item until the February 23rd Commission meeting. Administration to meet with Commissioner Bower. Judy Hoanshelt to place on the Commission agenda. Christina Cuervo to handle.

End of Agenda

The Commission meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.